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Cecilia Levine

Managing Editor, New Jersey clevine@dailyvoice.com

Cecilia Levine’s career in journalism began her junior year at Pace University. While writing for the university's paper, she helped shed light on campus problems and, despite facing adversity on campus, couldn't see herself doing anything but reporting. The West Hartford Conn. native graduated in 2014, and began working for NorthJersey.com weeklies in Essex County. It was there that she launched a health column profiling locals battling serious illnesses, helped impact change to the local animal shelter and earned an NJPA award for health writing. Cecilia started off as a reporter for Daily Voice when the company launched its New Jersey pod in Summer 2015, and has since worked her way up to become the managing editor. She is proud to now call Bergen County "home.”

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  1. Kids Report To Paramus Police Department For Duty

    Kids Report To Paramus Police Department For Duty

    PARAMUS, N.J. — Exactly 20 children spent a day in the life of a Paramus patrol officer on Thursday for the police department's first ever Take Your Kid To Work Day."We explained that we do these jobs because we're lucky but we all still went to school," Deputy Chief Rob Guidetti told Daily Voice."We told them that if this is something they want to do, they have to stay ...

  2. Northvale Native's 'Big, Dumb Kidneys' Are No Laughing Matter

    Northvale Native's 'Big, Dumb Kidneys' Are No Laughing Matter

    NORTHVALE, N.J. — A car accident 13 years ago is initially what saved Northvale native Gene Okun.At the time, Okun of California had no idea that he had polycystic kidney disease. But a doctor noticed cysts on the X-rays following the crash.While Okun is taking a humorous marketing approach to his search for a living donor in his "Big, Dumb Kidneys" campaign that his sister ...

  3. Blind Hackensack Pianist Prodigy Performs On Ellen DeGeneres Show

    Blind Hackensack Pianist Prodigy Performs On Ellen DeGeneres Show

    HACKENSACK, N.J. — Matthew Whittacker of Hackensack recently appeared on "The Ellen Show."The 16-year-old blind pianist was born prematurely and opened for Stevie Wonder at The Appollo Theater when he was 10.Whittacker also plays drums, keyboard and organ.CLICK HERE TO WATCH.

  4. 99 Problems, Jay Z's Hair Ain't One For Englewood Barber

    99 Problems, Jay Z's Hair Ain't One For Englewood Barber

    ENGLEWOOD, N.J. — Jay Z may have 99 problems but thanks to Englewood barber Johnny Castellanos, his hair ain't one.The Shop's Castellanos, more commonly known as Johnny Cake, has for the past two decades been cutting Jay Z's hair, who is balding at the high corners of his face, NorthJersey.com reports.It's up to Castellanos to make sure the rapper's hair is "on fleek," no ...

  5. Tenafly Diner's Patio Extension Now Open

    Tenafly Diner's Patio Extension Now Open

    TEANFLY, N.J. — The Tenafly Diner has officially opened its new patio extension.The recent addition is brand new and isn't just for warm weather.It's an enclosed area with big, open windows and a street view.The diner is located at 16 W Railroad Ave., Tenafly.

  6. Beloved Elmwood Park Football Coach Dies

    Beloved Elmwood Park Football Coach Dies

    ELMWOOD PARK, N.J. — Joseph Russo of Elmwood Park died after a long battle with cancer on Wednesday.Russo is survived by his wife, Jill Connell-Russo, his three sons and one grandchild. He was a beloved senior, head football coach for the Elmwood Park Bombers."For many, many years he was dedicated and active in EP youth football," The Bombers said. " For those who knew ...

  7. Celebrity Makeup Artist Brings Business To Ridgewood

    Celebrity Makeup Artist Brings Business To Ridgewood

    RIDGEWOOD, N.J. — A makeup artist that's worked on pop stars and local brides is relocating her business to Ridgewood.Melissa Coda-Martinez, 37 of Teaneck, recently closed shop in Paramus and opening House of Glam studio on Chestnut Street this spring."Paramus was so good to us but we wanted to expand into a neighborhood with more foot traffic," said Coda-Martinez, formerly of ...

  8. 'Superbug' Fungus Menacing New Jersey Hospitals

    'Superbug' Fungus Menacing New Jersey Hospitals

    A "superbug" fungus has been menacing area hospitals, with 15 cases reported in New Jersey from July 2015 to March 2017, the Center for Disease Control reports.Candida auris, a harmful form of yeast, is an emerging fungus that presents a serious global health threat. Newborns and elderly hospital patients are the most vulnerable, according to The New York Times.C. auris is ...

  9. Rochelle Park Teen Raises Eating Disorder Awareness Through Poetry

    Rochelle Park Teen Raises Eating Disorder Awareness Through Poetry

    ROCHELLE PARK, N.J. — All Christine Jessica had to do was walk from her Rochelle Park kitchen to her living room and sit down on the couch.She felt faint from not eating — too faint to go to school — so she made herself a cup of coffee and tried to relax.The then-16-year-old was halfway to the other room when she collapsed on the floor.It was then that Jessica, now 17, realized that she ...

  10. Nasdaq Hits Record Mark Of 6,000

    Nasdaq Hits Record Mark Of 6,000

    The Nasdaq Composite index hit a record trading high of more than 6,000 on Tuesday morning.The Nasdaq has increased 15.7 percent since the U.S. presidential election, the New York Post reports.The last time the Nasdaq was up high was in the late 1990s and early 2000s, but that didn't end well for investors and it took Wall Street 15 years to bounce back, according to the New York ...

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