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Arthur Augustyn

Community Reporter

Arthur Augustyn grew up in Massachusetts, went to school in New York and lived in California before joining Daily Voice's team in New Jersey. His past work at local newspapers and global websites has given him a broad range of experiences to pull from when he's out reporting. 

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  1. Rocco The Pug Brings Smiles To Tenafly Senior Living Center

    Rocco The Pug Brings Smiles To Tenafly Senior Living Center

    TENAFLY, N.J. — He started as just another pet, but "Rocco The Pug" has become a beloved member of the Brightview Senior Living community in Tenafly.Vibrant Living Director Kate Meehan was looking for a new pet. She found Rocco in October and brought the six-month-old puppy into work. Now he's more than her pet, he's everyone's pet."He will be your friend," Meehan ...

  2. Male Englewood Pilates Instructor: Don't Knock It Till You Try It

    Male Englewood Pilates Instructor: Don't Knock It Till You Try It

    ENGLEWOOD, N.J. — Felix Pagán used to be the one laughing at yoga and pilates. That was before he became the general manager for Club Pilates in Englewood.Compared to his twenty years of weight training, pilates didn't seem like a legitimate workout, but he changed his tune once he tried it."After pilates, I feel soreness in areas I didn't even know I could be sore and I can only ...

  3. Deadlocked BOE Votes To Keep Ridgefield Park Superintendent

    Deadlocked BOE Votes To Keep Ridgefield Park Superintendent

    RIDGEFIELD PARK, N.J. — Cheers erupted in the Ridgefield Park High School cafeteria Wednesday night after a deadlocked Board of Education vote ensured that Schools Supt. Eric Koenig would keep his job, at least for now.The board called an emergency meeting to discuss financial problems plaguing the district -- and to vote on suspending Koenig. It ended 5-5.The school district has seen ...

  4. 'Irresponsible Spending' Could Lead To Unprecedented Tax Hike In Garfield

    'Irresponsible Spending' Could Lead To Unprecedented Tax Hike In Garfield

    GARFIELD, N.J. — "Irresponsible spending" is what some Garfield school board members are saying could lead to one of two things: an unprecedented tax hike or the elimination of dozens of jobs in the school district.The referendum in April will ask residents if they will approve a 15.9 percent tax increase in order to retain teachers' jobs and pay for paraprofessionals' health ...

  5. Chronic Homelessness At An End In Hackensack, Bergen County

    Chronic Homelessness At An End In Hackensack, Bergen County

    HACKENSACK, N.J. — The chronic homeless have the support they need, County Executive James J. Tedesco said at a recent press conference, according to NJ.com.Tedesco and others announced that Bergen County has been officially certified for ending chronic homelessness in the community, the article says."We're providing these most vulnerable residents with the stability they need to ...

  6. Tenafly Reels In Cantonese Seafood Joint

    Tenafly Reels In Cantonese Seafood Joint

    TENAFLY, N.J. — Focusing on a Thai & Asian fusion of seafood, Tenafly's I-Fish will have its grand opening at the former Friendly's location on April 6. This is the first I-Fish in the tri-state area, with previous franchises existing in Texas.Owner Eddy So said the restaurant specializes in Cantonese style dishes and specifically recommended newcomers try their Pad Thai.The ...

  7. Hundreds Unite To Save 100-Year-Old Edgewater Church From Demolition

    Hundreds Unite To Save 100-Year-Old Edgewater Church From Demolition

    EDGEWATER, N.J. — A petition intending to preserve a 100-year-old church in Edgewater has drawn the attention of the borough's mayor and hundreds of other residents.With more than 300 signatures so far, the petition claims that the church was recently sold and will soon be demolished.The petition suggests continuing the demolition of the Church's hall but preserving the building's ...

  8. Why Does Garfield Police Department Need Armor Plated Military Truck?

    Why Does Garfield Police Department Need Armor Plated Military Truck?

    GARFIELD, N.J. — Mine Resistant Ambush Protected is the official name for Garfield's recently acquired military-grade vehicle. Its daunting size has drawn criticism with some residents asking: Why does a local police department need something like this?"We know there are no mines in Garfield," Lieutenant Michael Marsh said. "That's what it was built for but we're ...

  9. Fountain That Killed Christmas In Lodi Will Be Removed

    Fountain That Killed Christmas In Lodi Will Be Removed

    LODI, N.J. — The fountain outside of Lodi's borough hall will be removed after its chlorinated water was blamed for killing a Christmas tree and other flora surrounding it, NorthJersey.com reports.According to North Jersey, heavy winds will splash water out of the fountain onto nearby grass and trees. The water's high chemical content causes any flora touched by the water to wither and ...

  10. Billion Dollar Mall In East Rutherford On Hold With No End In Sight

    Billion Dollar Mall In East Rutherford On Hold With No End In Sight

    EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — The American Dream mall stalled work in December, since then the billion dollar development in East Rutherford hasn't shown any signs of actual work, NJ.com reports.The developer showed intent to resume work after a six-month delay but hasn't followed through.According to NJ.com, even the East Rutherford Mayor James L. Cassella doesn't know when the project will ...

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