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We are apolitical, non-partisan, and as fair and complete as possible. Readers know we don’t take sides. We do not publish editorials or opinion pieces, nor do we endorse political candidates.

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New Starbucks With Drive-Thru Opens In Bergen County New Starbucks With Drive-Thru Opens In Bergen County
New Starbucks With Drive-Thru Opens In Bergen County A brand-new Starbucks has opened in Bergen County. The coffee chain's new location is located on River Street at the Print House, a mixed-use development complete with eateries and medical offices at the former site of the Bergen Record. The 3,000-square-foot Starbucks includes an outdoor patio and drive-thru. The leasing agreement was announced by NAI Hanson, who represents the River Street development, last March. Blue Foundry Bank and Hackensack Meridian Health also inked lease deals. "Welcoming its first residents last year, the first 271 residential units of phase one at Print H…
COVID-19: Those Infected With Virus 4 Times More Likely To Develop Chronic Fatigue, CDC Says COVID-19: Those Infected With Virus 4 Times More Likely To Develop Chronic Fatigue, CDC Says
Covid-19: Those Infected With Virus 4 Times More Likely To Develop Chronic Fatigue, CDC Says Those who have had COVID-19 are about four times more likely to develop chronic fatigue compared to those who haven't been infected, according to a new study released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Researchers analyzed electronic health records data collected from the University of Washington that included three hospitals and over 300 primary care and specialty clinics providing healthcare services across the state, totaling 4,589 patients. Patients, who consisted of adults over age 18 having either a positive test result for COVID or a clinical diagnosis of COVID …
Paramus Man Stabbed Dead By Son, Left For Two Days: Authorities Paramus Man Stabbed Dead By Son, Left For Two Days: Authorities
Paramus Man Stabbed Dead By Son, Left For Two Days: Authorities UPDATE: A Paramus man who’d just stabbed his father to death dragged the body to a bathroom and tried to set it on fire last week as part of an attempt to conceal what he’d done, authorities said. Melvin Thomas repeatedly stabbed his father, 61-year-old Manuel Thomas, in the chest with a kitchen knife on Valentine’s Day, a criminal complaint says. He then dragged the bloody corpse to a bathroom where he tried igniting it with a lighter, according to the complaint filed by Paramus Police Detective Justin Sicari. “This attempt failed,” the detective wrote. Melvin Thomas wiped off …
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West Milford Councilman Charged With Inappropriately Touching Victim At Local Home: Prosecutor A West Milford councilman is facing charges after authorities said he sexually assaulted an adult. Matthew P. Conlon "touched the intimate part of an adult victim in an unwelcome and inappropriate manner" at a house in the township on Sunday, Feb. 4, a release from Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes' office said on Thursday, Feb. 15. He has been charged via complaint summons with Fourth Degree Criminal Sexual Contact and Harassment, a Petty Disorderly Persons Offense, following an investigation conducted by the Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office Special Victims Unit and the We…
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PA Man Shoots, Kills Wife Of NJ Friend Who Took Him In, Dies Soon After: Authorities (Update) 𝗨𝗣𝗗𝗔𝗧𝗘: A Pennsylvania man shot and killed the wife of a friend who took him into their northwest New Jersey home, then died of a medical emergency moments after fleeing, authorities said. Cheryl Schilling and her husband, Kevin, ran to an upstairs bedroom and closed the door after Armond Anthony Avitable grabbed a pump-action shotgun during an argument at their home in the Knowlton Township community of Columbia shortly before 8 p.m. Monday, Feb. 12, they said. Avitable then kicked open the door and fired two shotgun blasts, both of which wounded the 58-year-old woman, Warren County P…
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Nationwide Recall Issued For Meat Products Due To Possible Contamination A  nationwide recall has been issued for a brand of meat products. Fratelli Beretta USA, Inc., based in Mount Olive, NJ, says the undetermined amount of ready-to-eat (RTE) meat charcuterie products containing Coppa may be under-processed, which may have resulted in possible contamination with foodborne pathogens. The recall was announced by the US Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS). The Coppa products have various best-by-dates.  Coppa, a dry-cured capicola, is a boneless pork shoulder product that is dry-cured. Click here to view product…
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Shotgun-Wielding PA Man Kills Wife Of NJ Friend Who Took Him In, Dies Soon After: Authorities 𝗨𝗣𝗗𝗔𝗧𝗘: A Pennsylvania man shot and killed the wife of a friend who took him into their northwest New Jersey home, then died of a medical emergency moments after fleeing, authorities said. Cheryl Schilling and her husband, Kevin, ran to an upstairs bedroom and closed the door after Armond Anthony Avitable grabbed a pump-action shotgun during an argument at their home in the Knowlton Township community of Columbia shortly before 8 p.m. Monday, Feb. 12, they said. Avitable then kicked open the door and fired two shotgun blasts, both of which wounded the 58-year-old woman, Warren County P…
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Owner Of NJ Steakhouse Sold After 14 Years Has Message For Critics After 14 years and a million meals served, the Grillestone Steakhouse is closing its doors. Frank Peterpaul, who's been running the Scotch Plains restaurant, says it has been sold as his family embarks on a new chapter. Peterpaul went on to thank the customers who became friends, who became family, the valued staff, and noted the sense of belonging and joy that came from being part of the community. And toward the bottom of Peterpaul's goodbye tribute, he left a special message for the critics: "For the detractors, yelpers and self-proclaimed restaurant critics, I would relish the opportu…
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Daily Voice is a local news organization. Our mission is to report on need-to-know local information and up-to-the-minute breaking news. We bridge the “news desert” between national and hyper-local, covering town, city, county, and state. Read Full About Us >

We are apolitical, non-partisan, and as fair and complete as possible. Readers know we don’t take sides. We do not publish editorials or opinion pieces, nor do we endorse political candidates.

Our reporting is accurate, confirmed, and trustworthy. We report what needs reporting, including from multiple perspectives if possible.

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New Starbucks With Drive-Thru Opens In Bergen County New Starbucks With Drive-Thru Opens In Bergen County
New Starbucks With Drive-Thru Opens In Bergen County A brand-new Starbucks has opened in Bergen County. The coffee chain's new location is located on River Street at the Print House, a mixed-use development complete with eateries and medical offices at the former site of the Bergen Record. The 3,000-square-foot Starbucks includes an outdoor patio and drive-thru. The leasing agreement was announced by NAI Hanson, who represents the River Street development, last March. Blue Foundry Bank and Hackensack Meridian Health also inked lease deals. "Welcoming its first residents last year, the first 271 residential units of phase one at Print H…
COVID-19: Those Infected With Virus 4 Times More Likely To Develop Chronic Fatigue, CDC Says COVID-19: Those Infected With Virus 4 Times More Likely To Develop Chronic Fatigue, CDC Says
Covid-19: Those Infected With Virus 4 Times More Likely To Develop Chronic Fatigue, CDC Says Those who have had COVID-19 are about four times more likely to develop chronic fatigue compared to those who haven't been infected, according to a new study released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Researchers analyzed electronic health records data collected from the University of Washington that included three hospitals and over 300 primary care and specialty clinics providing healthcare services across the state, totaling 4,589 patients. Patients, who consisted of adults over age 18 having either a positive test result for COVID or a clinical diagnosis of COVID …
Paramus Man Stabbed Dead By Son, Left For Two Days: Authorities Paramus Man Stabbed Dead By Son, Left For Two Days: Authorities
Paramus Man Stabbed Dead By Son, Left For Two Days: Authorities UPDATE: A Paramus man who’d just stabbed his father to death dragged the body to a bathroom and tried to set it on fire last week as part of an attempt to conceal what he’d done, authorities said. Melvin Thomas repeatedly stabbed his father, 61-year-old Manuel Thomas, in the chest with a kitchen knife on Valentine’s Day, a criminal complaint says. He then dragged the bloody corpse to a bathroom where he tried igniting it with a lighter, according to the complaint filed by Paramus Police Detective Justin Sicari. “This attempt failed,” the detective wrote. Melvin Thomas wiped off …
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West Milford Councilman Charged With Inappropriately Touching Victim At Local Home: Prosecutor A West Milford councilman is facing charges after authorities said he sexually assaulted an adult. Matthew P. Conlon "touched the intimate part of an adult victim in an unwelcome and inappropriate manner" at a house in the township on Sunday, Feb. 4, a release from Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes' office said on Thursday, Feb. 15. He has been charged via complaint summons with Fourth Degree Criminal Sexual Contact and Harassment, a Petty Disorderly Persons Offense, following an investigation conducted by the Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office Special Victims Unit and the We…
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PA Man Shoots, Kills Wife Of NJ Friend Who Took Him In, Dies Soon After: Authorities (Update) 𝗨𝗣𝗗𝗔𝗧𝗘: A Pennsylvania man shot and killed the wife of a friend who took him into their northwest New Jersey home, then died of a medical emergency moments after fleeing, authorities said. Cheryl Schilling and her husband, Kevin, ran to an upstairs bedroom and closed the door after Armond Anthony Avitable grabbed a pump-action shotgun during an argument at their home in the Knowlton Township community of Columbia shortly before 8 p.m. Monday, Feb. 12, they said. Avitable then kicked open the door and fired two shotgun blasts, both of which wounded the 58-year-old woman, Warren County P…
Nationwide Recall Issued For Meat Products Due To Possible Contamination Nationwide Recall Issued For Meat Products Due To Possible Contamination
Nationwide Recall Issued For Meat Products Due To Possible Contamination A  nationwide recall has been issued for a brand of meat products. Fratelli Beretta USA, Inc., based in Mount Olive, NJ, says the undetermined amount of ready-to-eat (RTE) meat charcuterie products containing Coppa may be under-processed, which may have resulted in possible contamination with foodborne pathogens. The recall was announced by the US Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS). The Coppa products have various best-by-dates.  Coppa, a dry-cured capicola, is a boneless pork shoulder product that is dry-cured. Click here to view product…
Shotgun-Wielding PA Man Kills Wife Of NJ Friend Who Took Him In, Dies Soon After: Authorities Shotgun-Wielding PA Man Kills Wife Of NJ Friend Who Took Him In, Dies Soon After: Authorities
Shotgun-Wielding PA Man Kills Wife Of NJ Friend Who Took Him In, Dies Soon After: Authorities 𝗨𝗣𝗗𝗔𝗧𝗘: A Pennsylvania man shot and killed the wife of a friend who took him into their northwest New Jersey home, then died of a medical emergency moments after fleeing, authorities said. Cheryl Schilling and her husband, Kevin, ran to an upstairs bedroom and closed the door after Armond Anthony Avitable grabbed a pump-action shotgun during an argument at their home in the Knowlton Township community of Columbia shortly before 8 p.m. Monday, Feb. 12, they said. Avitable then kicked open the door and fired two shotgun blasts, both of which wounded the 58-year-old woman, Warren County P…
Owner Of NJ Steakhouse Sold After 14 Years Has Message For Critics Owner Of NJ Steakhouse Sold After 14 Years Has Message For Critics
Owner Of NJ Steakhouse Sold After 14 Years Has Message For Critics After 14 years and a million meals served, the Grillestone Steakhouse is closing its doors. Frank Peterpaul, who's been running the Scotch Plains restaurant, says it has been sold as his family embarks on a new chapter. Peterpaul went on to thank the customers who became friends, who became family, the valued staff, and noted the sense of belonging and joy that came from being part of the community. And toward the bottom of Peterpaul's goodbye tribute, he left a special message for the critics: "For the detractors, yelpers and self-proclaimed restaurant critics, I would relish the opportu…
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