Thursday, June 6, 2013
Sen. Frank Lautenberg's body was placed aboard a Washington, D.C.-bound Amtrak train Wednesday at the Secaucus Junction rail station that was named in his honor.
As a tribute to his advocacy of mass transit, U.S. Sen. Frank Lautenberg's body was placed aboard a D.C.-bound Amtrak train in Secaucus Wednesday. Lautenberg's family and staff accompanied the senator for his final Amtrak ride to the nation's capital, where he'll be buried on Friday in Arlington National Cemetery. Prior to the Amtrak send-off, Rabbi Daniel Cohen of Sharey Tefilo-Israel in South Orange, the congregation where the senator belonged, eulogized Lautenberg during a ceremony and color guard salute at the Secaucus Junction station's main concourse.
Monday, May 20, 2013
Proprietor of Cedar Lane restaurant remembered as successful business owner.
Gerry Stamatelatos, the longtime owner of Louie's Charcoal Pit on Cedar Lane, died Saturday. He was 75. Mr. Stamatelatos was remembered as a successful and popular restaurateur who owned the iconic Teaneck diner for 43 years. "His loss will be felt by many who knew and loved him for his huge heart and his kind and generous soul. Gerry is survived by his wife Gloria Stamatelatos and family," his obituary published on Legacy.com said. The viewing will be held Tuesday at Frank Patti and Kenneth Mikatarian Funeral Home in Fort Lee from 4 to 8 p.m. A funeral will be held Wednesday at St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church in Wyckoff at 11:30 a.m. Call 201-944-0100 or visit frankpatti.com for more information. Louie's closed late last year in what …
Monday, May 13, 2013
Media personality and psychologist died of natural causes on Monday at her Fort Lee home, according to an AP report.
Famous psychologist, media personality and long-time Fort Lee resident Dr. Joyce Brothers died at the age of 85 on Monday, according to the Associated Press. Brothers died of natural causes at her long-time Fort Lee residence, the wire service reported. For much of her adult life, Brothers resided in Fort Lee with her late husband Milton, who died in 1989. The Columbia-educated psychologist received her big break in 1955 when she became the first woman to win the top prize on game show The $64,000 Question. Three years later, she revolutionized the media advice business with her own television show. Brothers later parlayed her successes by making scores of appearances on popular television shows, and hosted her own syndicated radio and …
Thursday, April 11, 2013
Daniel Harmatz was previously honored by the borough for his dedication and volunteerism to the town. He passed away on April 8 at the age of 91.
Dan Harmatz, President Emeritus of the Public Library's Board of Trustees, and long-time community volunteer has died at the age of 91. Harmatz passed away on April 8, 2013. Harmatz was honored by the Library's Board of Trustees and town Historic Preservation Commission in June 2012 when the circle in front of the library was named “Dan Harmatz Way.” He joined the Library Board in 1976 and became the Board president in 1990. He stepped down prior to 2012 and was named President Emeritus at that time. He has been cited as being instrumental in getting the current Library on Dahlia Avenue built. Prior to its current location, the library was located on the site of the Senior Activity Center on River Road. The New Jersey Library Association …
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Former NMPD Sgt. James Entwistle died on March 21. In his honor, Borough Hall flags will be flown at half staff for the next month while his fellow officers will wear bands of mourning
For the next month, the borough of New Milford and its police department will honor one of its own after the death of retired Police Sgt. James Entwistle, 77, on March 21 at a hospital near his Whiteville, N.C. home. In memory of his dedication to the borough, Mayor Ann Subrizi ordered flags on borough buildings to be lowered to half staff in his honor while police officers will wear mourning bands for a month. "Those who knew Jim knew him as a caring individual with an incredible sense of humor who was the first to offer his help to anyone in need," Police Chief Frank Papapietro said. "He was a devoted family man who put them before everything in his life. Those of us who worked with him knew he never backed down in the face of dangerous …
Monday, February 4, 2013
Teaneck man has pleaded not guilty in the killings
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Monday, February 4
Funeral services will be held Tuesday for an Englewood mother and her 5-year-old daughter who prosecutors allege were brutally murdered by the woman's boyfriend. Viewings for 41-year-old Tam Marie "Tammy" Pitts-Gaddy and her daughter, Natasia Gaddy, will begin at 9 a.m. at Community Baptist Church in Englewood, with funeral services set for 11 a.m. Michael C. Brady, of Teaneck, stabbed Pitts-Gaddy to death during an argument before smothering her young daughter, who witnessed the killing, prosecutors said. Brady and Pitts-Gaddy dated for about three years, according to authorities. Brady, 34, pleaded not guilty last week to charges including murder and weapons possession. He remained held on $2 million bail Sunday afternoon, jail records …
Wednesday, July 11, 2012
Thursday, March 1, 2012
Served six years in the Navy during World War II; recalled for the Korean War; recipient of a World War II Victory Medal, American Area Campaign Medal, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal and a Good Conduct Medal.
Sunday, February 19, 2012
Procession arrived at noon Sunday for burial ceremony at Fairview Cemetery. Nearly 100 fans shouted 'We love you, Whitney' as hearse turned into the cemetery.
The vigil at Fairview Cemetery began at first light Sunday morning. There were no mourners, just reporters and photographers mingling congenially as they staked out a good spot for their reports back to the network morning shows or a position for the perfect photo of the funeral procession bringing Whitney Houston to the cemetery for her burial. Police officers arrived before daylight, at 6 a.m., to secure every possible corner of the Fairview property, from the Cranford border along Union County College to the south and E. Broad Street to the north. At the western end of the cemetery, Gallows Hill Road was closed to prevent any neighborhood street from messing up any potential route in which the procession of hearses and limos that would …
Monday, June 20, 2011
Ohio plane crash claims Viswanathan Rajaraman, M.D., and Mary J. Sundaram, parents of chick-lit author Kaavya Viswanathan
A well-known neuro-oncologist and his wife were killed in a plane crash in Ohio on Sunday morning. The Franklin Lakes couple, pilot Viswanathan Rajaraman, M.D., 54, and passenger Mary J. Sundaram, 50, were taking off from Rickenbacker International Airport in Columbus, Ohio, shortly before 9 a.m. Sunday when their plane caught fire and crashed east of the runway, according to the Ohio State Highway Patrol. Dr. Raj, as he was known to patients, was Chief of Neurooncology at the Cancer Center at Hackensack University Medical Center and headed Neurooncology at Valley Hospital, in Ridgewood. He earned his medical degree from University of Madras, India, where had had a private practice for five years, before moving to the U.K., practicing …