Girl, 5, killed by Teaneck man after witnessing her mother's murder, prosecutors say.
Thursday, January 31, 2013
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Man smothered 5-year-old girl to death after she witnessed her mother's murder, according to authorities.
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Englewood’s Center for Food Action is more than 1,000 turkeys short this year, with their annual distribution set to begin Friday, because Sandy forced them to focus their efforts elsewhere.
In a typical year, the Englewood-based Center for Food Action (CFA) distributes more than 3,000 Thanksgiving packages to local families facing the holiday without a meal. But this is anything but a typical year. In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, during which CFA was focused on getting food to families without basic necessities like power or heat, the food pantry’s annual Thanksgiving distribution was not a priority, and now it’s in serious jeopardy. Because of the storm, people weren’t donating to the Thanksgiving cause, and with distribution set to begin Friday, the CFA is an estimated 1,000 to 1,200 turkeys short, according to a spokesperson. “We’re looking for a miracle because the storm has overshadowed Thanksgiving, and …
Saturday, October 6, 2012
Coupons will be honored until expiration, site says.
SuburbanMomma.com, a coupon website founded by an Englewood woman, has stopped offering deals and will remain online through the end of the year. “As of Monday, October 1st, we discontinued offering daily deals. If you ever bought a deal with us, we thank you for your support, and please know that merchants will continue to honor SuburbanMomma certificates until they expire,” said a message posted on the site Friday, which focused on Bergen County moms. Englewood’s Deborah Leff founded the website in 2010, according to northjersey.com. The report noted Leff started the site when major deal site Groupon was largely focused on New York City discounts. Since then, Groupon and others have upped their North Jersey offerings. “Over the last two …
Tuesday, August 7, 2012
Accused murderer may have fled to Guatemala, report says.
A former Englewood man has been indicted on a murder charge for allegedly strangling his ex-girlfriend 14 years ago. Fredy Bustamante, who remains at large, fled the area shortly after killing Elana Gonzales in June 1998, Bergen County Prosecutor John L. Molinelli said in a statement. A friend reported Gonzales missing and city police found her body days later in the basement of a West Palisade Avenue apartment building where Bustamante lived. Authorities believe Bustamante fled to Guatemala after the strangling, according to a 2010 Record report. Anyone with information can call the Bergen County Prosecutor's Office at 201-226-5532 or local police. Follow Patch on Facebook and Twitter or subscribe to our free daily newsletter.
Saturday, July 14, 2012
Second man remains at large after fleeing investigators, authorities say.
A 22-year-old Hackensack man suspected in a string of burglaries across North Jersey was arrested Thursday after he rammed a BMW into three police vehicles as a team of investigators tried to pull him over in Nutley, authorities said. Bergen County Prosecutor John L. Molinelli said the man, Hakeem A. Chance, was a “person of interest” in home break-ins throughout Bergen, Morris, Somerset, Union and Middlesex counties. In response to the crime spree, a task force including more than a dozen police agencies was formed. Investigators were following Chance Thursday when he stopped at a Bergen County hotel before picking up a man in Englewood, Molinelli said. The pair then drove to a residential area in Nutley where, within an hour, a break-in …
Friday, May 4, 2012
Scattered weather-related outages possible in the area.
Electricity in the Englewood-area has been restored after 8,000 customers lost power this morning, according to Public Service Electric and Gas. Widespread outages were reported in Englewood, Fort Lee and the southern end of Tenafly. Smaller outages were reported in Teaneck and Bergenfield. PSE&G spokeswoman Annette Hicks said service was restored around 8:30 a.m. after weather-related outages. Scattered outages are possible in the area, Hicks said. Route 4 in Englewood was closed earlier today after reports of a downed wire. The highway has since been reopened.
Monday, March 26, 2012
Residents, community leaders call for justice after fatal shooting of unarmed black teenager.
More than 600 people donned hoodie sweatshirts and marched in Englewood Sunday to show solidarity with the family of Trayvon Martin, an unarmed black teenager who was shot dead by a neighborhood watch volunteer in Sanford, Florida. The marchers traveled from Mount Calvary Baptist Church to MacKay Park in near silence to protest the killing. George Zimmerman, 28, told police he acted in self-defense when he gunned down the unarmed 17-year-old on Feb. 26. Zimmerman had called police to report Martin as looking suspicious. The killing and the fact that Zimmerman has not been charged sparked a national outcry, led the Sanford police chief to temporarily step down and prompted federal authorities to launch an investigation. Florida police …
Monday, January 16, 2012
Bergenfield police said the car's passenger kicked a borough lieutenant in the face.
Two Englewood men face charges after one crashed a Lexus into a Bergenfield patrol car before the other attacked two police officers on Washington Avenue, authorities said. Bergenfield Police Officer Thomas Miller was pulling up to a disabled Toyota Celica in front of Matthews Diner around 12:30 a.m. Sunday when his squad car was rear-ended by the Lexus, according to a police news release. The driver of the Lexus, 22-year-old Diego A. Giraldo, smelled of alcohol and appeared intoxicated, police said. Giraldo’s passenger, 26-year-old John Bermudez-Gallego, assaulted Miller when the officer went to check on him after the crash, police said. Bermudez-Gallego was put in a police car, but continued to resist officers and started banging his …