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Palisades Park Man Charged with Sexual Assault of a Child

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Palisades Park NJ, Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella announced the arrest of 31-year-old JORGE ORREGO-GARCIA of Palisades Park, NJ on charges of sexual assault and endangering the welfare of a child. The arrest was the result of an investigation conducted by the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office under the direction of Acting Chief Matthew Finck and the Palisades Park Police Department under the direction of Chief Anthony Espino.

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SOWING SEED SCHOOL ANNOUNCES SECOND LOCATION IN WEST NEW YORK

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West New York, NJ, Sowing Seed School, located in Weehawken, New Jersey, announces its second location at 17 Ave at Port Imperial, West New York in New Jersey, which is set to open in the Fall of 2024. 

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Death Toll Continues to Rise: 3 More Whales Wash Ashore in the Tristate Area

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Long Branch, NJ, Recently three more deceased right Whales came to rest on area beaches. Two in NY waters and one on the beach in Long Branch, NJ. Bringing the total to 14 whales since January of
this year in our area. The total in all 2022 was 10 according to the Marine Mammal Stranding Center which keeps track of such occurrences.

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Fugitive wanted for $100M New Jersey Hometown Deli Fraud Scheme Arrested in Thailand

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Paulsboro, NJ,  Hometown Deli is back in the news again with the arrest of  Peter Coker Jr., 54. Coker a fugitive charged over an alleged market manipulation scheme in which a small New Jersey deli mysteriously drew a $100 million valuation was arrested last week in Thailand . Coker had been on the lam since last September, when prosecutors slapped him, his father, Peter Coker Sr., 80, and associate James Patten, 63, with 12 federal charges.

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FEDERAL MARSHALS ARREST WYCKOFF RESTAURANT OWNER WHO IGNORED COURT ORDERS, SUBPOENA FOR RECORDS FROM US DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

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Wyckoff NJ, the operator of three northern New Jersey restaurants has learned that not cooperating with a federal investigation and ignoring several federal court orders can get you arrested.

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Three Men Charged with International Stock Market Manipulation Scheme Involving Hometown Deli New Jersey

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Paulsboro, NJ, an indictment unsealed today charges three men with orchestrating a large-scale market manipulation scheme related to two publicly traded companies, U.S. Attorney Philip R. Sellinger announced.

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New Jersey income tax filing and payment due date for individuals will be automatically extended from April 15, 2021 to May 17, 2021

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Trenton NJ, following the Federal lead, Governor Phil Murphy, Treasurer Elizabeth Muoio, Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee Chairman Paul Sarlo, and Assembly Budget Committee Chairwoman Eliana Pintor Marin today announced that the state income tax filing and payment due date for individuals for the 2020 tax year will be automatically extended from April 15, 2021 to May 17, 2021 to mirror actions taken by the IRS. The extension was made under the authority of the Department of Treasury’s Director of the Division of Taxation. Formal guidance will be provided in the coming days.

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Rockland Arts Festival invites artists & arts organizations to participate!

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Rockland’s 1st Virtual Arts Festival from April 1-30, 2021.
Open to all NY, NJ & CT artists & arts organization.

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Bergen Doctor Admits Role in Illegal Postal Worker Kickback Scheme

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Wallington NJ,  A Bergen County, New Jersey, doctor today admitted participating in a conspiracy to violate the federal anti-kickback statute, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced.

Mark A. Filippone, 72, of Wallington, New Jersey, pleaded guilty today by videoconference before U.S. District Judge Susan D. Wigenton to an information charging him with conspiring to violate the anti-kickback statute with three individuals: Joseph Vangelas, a/k/a “Joseph Miller,” 34, of Fort Lee, New Jersey; Marlene Vangelas, 59, of River Vale, New Jersey; and Zachary Ohebshalom, 34, of Fort Lee, New Jersey. Criminal charges against Miller and Marlene Vangelas remain pending. Ohebshalom previously pleaded guilty for his role in the conspiracy, and Estela Blaustein, 55 of Mahwah, New Jersey, also previously pleaded guilty for her role in a related conspiracy to commit health care fraud.

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The Hudson Street Garage will open on Friday, August 7, 2020, first level parking only

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Ridgewood NJ, The Hudson Street Garage will open on Friday, August 7, 2020, first level parking only

The Village of Ridgewood is excited to announce that the Hudson Street Garage will open on Friday, August 7, 2020, first level parking only.  The Hudson Street Garage can be accessed from Prospect St. or Dayton St. to Hudson St.  Conveniently located, the garage is adjacent to many stores, restaurants, salons, and services.  It is also a quick, fun, and scenic walk to the west side shops and eateries using the pedestrian tunnel under the railroad tracks.

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Ridgewood’s Central Business District Hosts “Welcome Back to Ridgewood”

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Ridgewood NJ, “Welcome Back to Ridgewood, NJ” event – This event will run through the summer season. – Monday through Friday, all retail businesses are able to place their products on tables outside of their business (once they obtain a permit from the Village).  All food places are permitted to have outdoor dining (once they obtain a permit from the Village).  Food is also available for pickup at the dining establishments.  Beginning at 10:00 a.m. Saturday through 10:00 p.m. on Sunday, the Central Business District from North Walnut Street to Broad Street will be closed to vehicular traffic along East Ridgewood Avenue, including the side streets of Oak Street, Prospect Street, and Chestnut Street, which will create a pedestrian mall.

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NJ, NY and Ct, Marinas, Boatyards and Marine Manufacturers will be Allowed open for Personal Use

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Trenton NJ, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy, New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo, and Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont today announced marinas, boatyards and marine manufacturers will be allowed open for personal use as long as strict social distancing and sanitization protocols are followed. Chartered watercraft services or rentals will not be allowed, and restaurant activity at these sites must be limited to take-out or delivery only, like anywhere else in the three states. This announcement aligns the policies of the three states on this particular service.

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NJ State Police Charge Three for Throwing Object off Turnpike Overpass that Injured Man

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Carneys Point Township, NJ, The New Jersey State Police have charged a 17-year-old male from Elmer, N.J., a 16-year-old male from Penns Grove, N.J., and a 16-year-old male from Pittsgrove, N.J. for allegedly throwing an object off an overpass that injured a truck driver on the New Jersey Turnpike.

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Knights of Columbus St. Patrick’s Dinner Dance

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When: Saturday, March 21, 2020 at 7:00 p.m.
Where: Our Lady of Mount Carmel School Auditorium
Dinner: Full-Course Corned Beef & Cabbage Buffet Dinner, Beer, Wine, Soft Drinks

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The Spirit of America’s Story: The Wall is a Traveling Exhibit Commemorating Our Country’s Fight for Freedom from 1775 to Present Day

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Ridgewood NJ, “The Wall is a richly illustrated visual story of America’s struggles for freedom, a visual walk through our country’s history and our fight to be free. Our goal is to capture and preserve the spirit, the sacrifices and rich history of the American people. We do this by honoring those men and women in uniformed service who have and are currently serving and protecting our way of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness both here and abroad.” (Quotation excerpted from www.spiritofamericasstory.com/) Courtesy of Stanley A. Kober .

The Wall is a visual timeline of every major conflict our country has ever faced and see the challenges our military had to overcome. Students of every age were impressed as well as the adults that viewed this display. They left with a clearer understanding of our history and a heartfelt response of patriotism. I cannot believe this group came to our school and did this for such a low cost. They were with us all day, presented to every group that dropped by and then stayed for our evening band concert and presented to all parents that attended. Very professional!” —Teacher