Hawthorne Top Stories

August 18, 2019

PROSPECT PARK, NJ - Hofstra Park was due to have a concession stand groundbreaking ceremony held on August 13, but the date was rescheduled due to expected inclement weather.  The Borough of Prospect Park, however, announced that a new time and date has been selected to conduct the ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ - A Lyft driver reported an assault at 4:15 a.m. August 10, after he told a couple engaged in sexual activity in his car to leave, according to the Hawthorne Police Department. After picking up Phillip Jackson, 33, of Prospect Park, and Ashley Williams, 20, of Elmwood Park, the ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ - According to a statement, Thomas Bushnauskas, Democratic candidate running for councilman in Hawthorne's Second Ward, received a letter of endorsement from the United Food and Commercial Workers Local 152.  The letter read, in part, "Your dedication and actions to support good ...

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PROSPECT PARK, NJ - On Wednesday, a string car burglaries victimizing half a dozen Prospect Park residents over the course of a month resulted in the arrest of Justin Tapia, 20, from Paterson, according to the Prospect Park Police Department. Detective Sergeant Walter Richmond and Detective ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ – Now is your chance, students and parents, to lobby your high school administrators to be part of a pilot program to open school at a later start time of 8:30 a.m. Gov. Phil Murphy signed the bill into law late last week that supports assessing how pushing back high school start ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ – Alisha Cornett wants your vote for Ms. Health & Fitness 2019 as she competes, now in the semi-final round, for a chance to take the top prize. Cornett believes in sharing the benefits of a healthy lifestyle.  “I’ve been involved in sports in Hawthorne for my whole life,” she ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ - According to the Hawthorne Police Department, a woman was arrested and charged with multiple drug violations after an officer spotted a vehicle parked illegally, obstructing traffic during the morning of July 30. An officer noticed a white 2008 Infiniti G35 improperly parked on ...

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GLEN ROCK, NJ – Creative Den celebrated its first birthday in style, doing what they do best, bringing specialized artisans together to display their crafts. From Hungarian chimney cakes to interior design, specialty crafters gathered at Creative Den, 216 Rock Road, to show their wares and fill ...

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PROSPECT PARK, NJ - Mayor Mohamed Khairullah took to social media on Friday, describing his experience with Customs and Border Patrol authorities after returning home from traveling abroad.  "Exactly one week ago at this time I was being held at the Customs and Border Patrol Office at JFK ...

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The Friends of Passaic County Parks, Inc. in partnership with the Passaic County Board of Chosen Freeholders will host the fair from Aug. 15 to Aug. 18, from 6 to 11 p.m. on Thursday and Friday, and 3 to 11 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Admission is free, and parking is $5 per car. Highlights ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ - Green Team member Holly Cowen shared some extraordinary photos of local wildlife seen in Hawthorne.  Among them, "Hollywood"--a hawk the Green Team says is a local resident and far from camera shy--cardinals, barn swallow, "Foxy" the terrestrial mammal of the group, red bellied ...

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HAWTHORNE AND PROSPECT PARK, NJ - Towns across the nation celebrated "National Night Out" Tuesday evening, a community event to build connections between law enforcement and residents.  National Night Out is "an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and ...

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HAWTHORNE & PROSPECT PARK, NJ - National Night Out will seek to turn out residents in both Hawthorne and Prospect Park with their respective celebrations Tuesday, August 6.   At the Boro Bandshell, the 4th Annual Hawthorne National Night Out, hosted by the Hawthorne Police Department, kicks ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ - In two separate incidents, police charged two men with drugs and/or paraphernalia at motor vehicle stops after both denied current drug use. On July 17, police stopped a 41-year-old Highland Lakes man for motor vehicle violations and noticed during the stop that the man had track ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ - Local author Veronica Ditko will be appearing at some Hawthorne events, showcasing her children's book, "A Rock Solid History of Hawthorne."  Ditko said her book "explores the history of Hawthorne, NJ through rocks and inspires school-aged youngsters to look at their surroundings, ...

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Event will run Saturday, August 10, from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. & Sunday, August 11, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. RINGWOOD, NJ - Families can take a step back into the past as history throughout the ages will be highlighted at one of Passaic County's historic treasures.  Ringwood Manor will ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ - A 23-year-old male from Totowa on his bicycle was arrested when empty heroin envelopes fell from his pocket as he reached for his identification. On July 25, police observed the bicyclist traveling on Wagaraw Road near Lafayette Avenue "in an unsafe manner, almost colliding with ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ - A 34-year-old male from Woodridge, NY was tripped-up on his story to police officers and the smell of burning marijuana emanating from his car during a motor vehicle stop, leading police to find 349 envelopes of heroin in a passenger's pants. On July 24 just after 4:00 p.m., ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ – A 50-year-old Greenwood Lake man passed out at the wheel, allegedly high on narcotics, and wound up in a gas station entrance asleep at the wheel. On July 18, police received a call for an erratic driver headed down Rea Avenue Extension at approximately 3 p.m. Police found ...

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It’s time to get outside and enjoy summer BBQs, gardening, hikes and much more. Don’t let mosquitoes keep you inside; Instead enlist these chemical-free strategies to manage these pests in your landscape. Start by eliminating the mosquitoes’ breeding grounds.  Drain the water out of buckets, old ...

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Five RAGU pasta sauces have been recalled due to fragments of plastic in the sauce, announced Mizkan America INC. in a press release. The recalled products were distributed nationwide and include: RAGU Chunky Tomato Garlic & Onion, RAGU Old World Style Traditional and RAGU Old World Style ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ - The Borough of Hawthorne has advised residents to take into account that select streets will be paved on Wednesday as they drive through town.  Starting in the morning of July 24, there will be no parking on Reid Place, Midland Avenue, Norma Terrace, and Wagner Place between the ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ - Craig Cayetano has put down in writing that he and his campaign will refuse to accept any money from sources "whose primary business is the extraction, processing, distribution of sale of oil, gas and coal" according to a statement released Monday.  Cayetano is running as the Green ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ - The Boro Bandshell does not want anyone to risk a heart attack-ack-ack-ack-ack-ack and decided to reschedule the Billy Joel tribute concert, "Captain Jack", originally scheduled for Sunday, July 21.  The very real risk of heat exhaustion and heat stroke is nothing to take lightly, ...

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One in Four Households Have a Member Who Has Taken Prescription Pain Relievers In Past Year Nearly 85% of all respondents believe use of prescribed and illegal opioid drugs is a “very” (67%) or “somewhat” (28%) serious problem in New Jersey, according to a joint Rutgers-Eagleton/Fairleigh ...

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The dog days of summer are here and with the rise in temperatures comes the need to keep pets cool and safe. “If it is hot for you and me, it’s hot for your pet, too,” said South Plainfield resident and animal activist Adriana Bayone. “The difference is they do not have a voice and cannot tell ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ - Morristown has many historical sites, this week we are highlighting Fort Nonsense.   If you venture up to Fort Nonsense, you will come across stones in the ground. According to archeological evidence, the pattern of the stones seems to reveal the location of the walls that ...

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WAYNE, NJ - The soldiers and camp followers of the armies of George Washington and King George III did not experience air conditioning, but they certainly would have appreciated it, especially if they were alive this coming weekend.  And they almost were--in a sense.  The Dey Mansion, Washington's ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ - After enduring a warm and humid mid-week, Hawthorne seems poised for a sidewalk-sizzling heat wave over the weekend. With the jet stream holding back cooler air north of the Saint Lawrence Valley, a high pressure system over the eastern continental United States will drive a ...

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GLEN ROCK, NJ – Glen Rock Police had a busy and dangerous Saturday morning when they extricated an allegedly intoxicated man from a burning vehicle after a "DWI related" crash. Dash Cam partial recording of incident On Saturday, July 13 just after 4:00 a.m., officers responded to the area of ...

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