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  • NJ Mayor Resigns, Charged With Election Ballot Violations

    04/30/2019 2:16:20 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 14 replies
    NBC News ^ | April 29, 2019
    Caramagna, who resigned Sunday, is accused of filling out some portions of mail-in ballots and primary election ballot certifications he Democratic mayor of a northern New Jersey town has resigned amid an election violation charge. The Bergen County prosecutor's office said Monday that former Elmwood Park Mayor Francesco Caramagna faces a charge of interfering with the secrecy of the election process. Caramagna, who resigned Sunday, is accused of filling out some portions of mail-in ballots and primary election ballot certifications
  • School board member resigns over anti-Muslim Facebook posts [Elmwood Park NJ]

    04/22/2016 3:07:38 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr. 22, 2016 5:30 PM EDT
    A New Jersey school board member resigned Friday after backlash over posts she made on Facebook disparaging Muslims. […] (Gladys) Gryskiewicz posted on Facebook earlier this year that Muslims should stay “in your desserts (sic) and follow your religion in your own countries.” In another post, she wrote: “Why now are we giving into (sic) the Muslims way of life? The French told them to get lost. This is what our President should be emulating.” Her comments drew outrage, including from some students, state lawmakers and the Council on American-Islamic Relations, which called for her resignation. …
  • Breaking: Two NJ men arrested at JFK airport before boarding plane to join Islamist terrorist group

    06/05/2010 9:48:37 PM PDT · by BP2 · 97 replies · 3,146+ views
    New Jersey On-Line ^ | June 06, 2010, 12:35AM | Josh Margolin
    NEWARK — Two New Jersey men intent on killing American troops were arrested Saturday as they boarded flights to link up with a virulent jihadist group in Somalia, authorities said. The men, both North Jersey residents, were charged with conspiring to commit an act of international terrorism through a group tied to Osama bin Laden’s al Qaeda network, according to officials familiar with the details of the arrests. Mohamed Hamoud Alessa, 20, of North Bergen, and Carlos Eduardo Almonte, 26, of Elmwood Park were apprehended at John F. Kennedy International Airport in Queens before they could board separate flights to...
  • Collecting minicars (Hot Wheels) gets his motor running

    09/05/2008 6:15:45 PM PDT · by Coleus · 19 replies · 1,265+ views
    This is a love story. It’s about passion, infatuation and lifelong devotion. It’s about the unthinkable price that one man would pay to be with the object of his affection. Oh, did we mention this is about a 60-year-old man … and his Hot Wheels? “It’s become an obsession,” admits Joe Scangorella of Elmwood Park, who owns more than 27,500 Hot Wheels. “It just got to the point where I needed to have them all. Why? I don’t know.” Scangorella is one of Hot Wheels’ biggest fans. This year, as the Mattel-owned brand of toy cars celebrates its 40th anniversary,...
  • Candid Camera: Clerk Whacks Robber With Mug

    12/12/2007 8:21:03 AM PST · by ShadowDancer · 25 replies · 444+ views
    ClickonDetroit ^ | December 12, 2007 | AP
    Candid Camera: Clerk Whacks Robber With Mug Clerk Says He Was Worried About How He Might Look On VideoPOSTED: 10:17 am EST December 12, 2007 ELMWOOD PARK, N.J. -- When a thief started taking cash from his register over the weekend, Dunkin' Donuts employee Dustin Hoffmann fought back by clobbering the man with a ceramic mug. Caught On Tape: Clerk Fights Robber With Cup But Hoffmann admits he was less worried about the stolen cash than how he might look on the video-sharing site YouTube. "What was going through my mind at that point was that the security tape is...
  • Boil Water Order for Several Towns after Plant Worker Found Dead in Tank (New Jersey)

    02/10/2005 10:45:08 AM PST · by TexKat · 140 replies · 4,965+ views
    WABC ^ | 2/10/05
    New York -WABC, Feb. 10, 2005) — A boil water advisory has gone out to 17 area towns this morning. All are serviced by the same water treatment tank where the body of a missing New Jersey woman was found last night. Eyewitness News reporter Ken Rosato is at the scene in Totowa with more. The medical examiner arrived at the Passaic Valley water treatment plant last night. It was clear, the news would be grim. They had found the body of a woman missing for several days. The discovery led officials to declare a boil water advisory for several...