Anthony Locicero

Prolific Writer/Editor/Reporter

United States

Creative, detail-oriented, and resourceful editorial professional with notable experience driving audience engagement through exclusive content creation in deadline-driven environments. Hands-on expertise in pitching ideas, producing and posting content on the web and social media platforms, assigning, editing, and publishing stories and breaking news. Individual contributor and poised team player, instrumental in working independently and in collaborative work settings.

Fast 5 on Women in Roofing, Social Media, Customer Relationships

Jen Silver is the owner of Roofing Utah. One of the things that differentiate Roofing Utah from other roofing companies is that it is female-owned and operated. She credits her recent success-including interview subject, podcast guest, International Roofing Expo panelist and conference speaker, amongst other things-to branding herself on social media.
Fast 5 on Labor, Supplies, Pricing

The labor shortage, supply chain issues and pricing continue to dominate conversations throughout various industries-especially in construction. The Farnsworth Group conducts custom research exclusively for the building products, home improvement and lawn and ranch industries by providing strategic insights that help organizations better understand their customer, product, brand and the overall market.
Group Director Ray Giovine Highlights Importance, Success of IRE

More than 10,000 people attended the 2022 International Roofing Expo, which took place Feb. 1-3 in New Orleans. "We're always happy to bring the show here to New Orleans," Group Director Ray Giovine told Roofing & Exteriors in an exclusive interview. "We've been hearing from both exhibitors and visitors that they're having a successful show.
Changing Lives Through Community Service

RoofersCoffeeShop held its first Coffee Conversations webinar of the new year on Jan. 13 to discuss the International Roofing Expo and the event's annual Community Service Day . The premier roofing and exteriors event takes place Feb. 1-3 at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans-the same city where the first Community Service Day occurred.
Roofing & Exteriors Influencer Video Series: Brad Humphrey

When it comes to attracting talent, "the old standard way isn't cutting it," according to Brad Humphrey, the VP of Human Resources Operations at Pavecon. Long gone are the days of the "now hiring" sign in the window.
Highlighting Women in Building During NAHB's PWB Week

The National Association of Home Builders ( NAHB) Professional Women in Building (PWB) Council dedicated this week to not only highlight the achievements of the diverse, talented women in the industry but to encourage the next generation of women by raising awareness of the multitude of opportunities available in the field.
Roofer's Return to Social Media Sparks Business

Jen Silver had sworn off social media. She hadn't used it for nearly a year and a half before rejoining Facebook earlier this year in February. Then as the calendar turned to March, she decided she'd try and network.
Fall Protection for Roofers Performing Solar, Metal Wall Panel Work

In this Q&A, Steve Sohasky, loss control manager at Cole Roofing, discusses staying safe while working on solar or metal panel wall work. Roofing & Exteriors: According to OSHA, falls are the leading cause of death in construction. What precautions should employers take to keep their workers safe?
IRE Community Service Day Goes Virtual

The 12 International Roo th annual Community Service Day has gone digital. IRE partners with the local chapter of Rebuilding Together to help make critical home repairs for those in need, including low-income seniors, veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Coatings World
Acquisitions Bring 'Incremental Benefits' To PPG

PPG has been very active on the M&A front. The Pittsburgh, PA-based company acquired Ennis-Flint - and launched a new business unit called Traffic Solutions - and is in the process of procuring Wörwag, VersaFlex and Tikkurila.

The Independent Global Source for the Flexible and Printed Electronics Industry.
Q&A: Avery Dennison's RFID Technology on F.C. Barcelona Jerseys a 'Game Changer'

Avery Dennison was recently named the global licensee of F.C. Barcelona's name and numbers shirt customization. Avery Dennison products include names, numbers, crests, woven labels and specialty trims, and the company is already a provider for a number of the top clubs in La Liga and 90% of clubs in the English Premier League.

The Independent Global Source for the Flexible and Printed Electronics Industry.
Zebra Technologies Tracking Players From Preseason To Super Bowl

RFID specialist provided insight into the Super Bowl LV matchup using Next Gen Stats, powered by Zebra's RFID technology. Anthony Locicero, Associate editor RFID specialist Zebra Technologies is in its seventh season as the Official On-Field Player-Tracking Provider of the National Football League (NFL).
Exploring New Breweries in North Jersey

New Jersey has long been known more for its music scene as well as "Jersey Shore" and "Sopranos" jokes. Outside of the shore and Atlantic City, the Garden State hasn't been much of a draw for vacationers, either. But as more breweries open, particularly in the northern area closest to New York City, beer lovers from everywhere are taking notice.
Where are they now? Former Waldwick football player Eric Arndt

The house lights dim and techno music blares throughout .NXT Arena in Winter Park, Fla. Red, green and blue strobe lights accompany the waving Italian flag displayed on the video screen. Then Enzo Amore comes streaking across the stage, mike in hand.

Coatings World
Benjamin Moore Opens Showroom in NY Design Center

Benjamin Moore on June 22 hosted a soft opening of its new Design Center, located in Midtown Manhattan. The 3,300-square-foot showroom inside the New York Design Center (200 Lexington Ave., Suite 814) provides a space for design professionals to work and bring their clients to meet and review projects.

Covering the Printing Inks, Coatings and Allied Industries - Ink World
Cigars Anyone? Corcoran Printing Custom Prints Foiled, Embossed Bands For Your Smoke

Corcoran Printing (Wilkes Barre, PA) started in 1940, founded by current owner and president Bill Corcoran, Sr.'s grandfather. What began as a way for the elder Corcoran - a school teacher and father of six - to make extra cash is now a fourth-generation printing business that specializes in foil stamping and embossing, direct mailing services, die cut printing and more.

The Independent Global Source for the Flexible and Printed Electronics Industry.
Philadelphia Eagles Track QB's Injury Recovery Through Zebra's RFID Technology

Philadelphia Eagles star quarterback Carson Wentz returned to action in Week 3 of the NFL season, leading the reigning Super Bowl champions to a 20-16 win over the Indianapolis Colts. It was Wentz's first regular-season action since 2017 after the former No.

Ink World Magazine
Craft Beer Packaging: Sometimes It's Not Just What's Inside That Counts

Craft, independent and micro brewers are using creative packaging on both cans and bottles as a way for their products to stand out on the shelves. Even when the cans are available only at the source, a label or design printed directly to the substrate helps provide an identity - an instantly recognizable image and brand.

Morristown, NJ Patch
N.Y. Yankee All-Star Gets Married in New Jersey (PHOTOS)

The Yankees may have missed the playoffs, but one of their All-Star relievers got a ring this November. Dellin Betances got married Friday at The Venetian in Garfield, New Jersey, celebrating with family, friends and some current and former teammates.

Hackettstown, NJ Patch
Pennsylvania Man Pretends to be Undercover Cop to Avoid DWI Arrest: Police

HACKETTSTOWN, N.J.- A 23-year-old drunk driver on Thanksgiving pretended to be an undercover Pennsylvania police officer to avoid a DWI arrest, authorities said. The man identified himself as Shawn Potter and said that he was an undercover officer for the Pennsylvania State Police and the Scranton Police Department, Hackettstown Sgt.

Hopatcong-Sparta, NJ Patch
Cop Investigated for Slapping Man in Bunny Suit (VIDEO)

HOPATCONG, NJ - A New Jersey Police officer is under investigation for walloping a man dressed in a bunny suit who had arrived at the station to answer for an outstanding warrant. The bunny's brother caught the incident on video (of course), including the cop's delivery of at least two hearty slaps to the head.

Morristown, NJ Patch
Mount Olive Man, 23, Pimped Out Teen: Morris County Prosecutor

MORRISTOWN, N.J.- A Mount Olive man was arrested Thursday and charged with human trafficking, promoting prostitution and child endangerment after pimping out a 17-year-old girl, authorities said. Between Nov. 11 and 21, Michael Keenan, 23, drove the teen to hotels in Mount Olive to have sex, according to Morris County Prosecutor Fredric M.

Morristown, NJ Patch
DWI Morristown Man Crashes into PD Vehicle: Police

MORRISTOWN, N.J.- Morristown police said they arrested a 25-year-old township man for driving his vehicle into a police car while drunk. At around 3:40 p.m. Wednesday, a 2005 Jeep driven by Sean Aussem crashed into a marked police vehicle on the nothbound side of West Park Place, according to Lt.

Hopatcong-Sparta, NJ Patch
DWI Sparta Man Crashes into Boats at Lake Mohawk Marina: Police

SPARTA, N.J.- A 23-year-old township man was arrested for DWI early Saturday morning after striking two boats in front of Lake Mohawk Marina, authorities said. The impact pushed the boats into the front wall of the marina, causing damage, Sgt. Dennis Proctor said. The driver, Sean T.

Hopatcong-Sparta, NJ Patch
Unlicensed Erratic Driver Busted With Heroin, Cocaine: Sparta Police

SPARTA, N.J.- An unlicensed, erratic driver who was swerving across Rt. 15 was arrested Saturday after police found heroin and cocaine on him, authorities said. Dallas J. Kruzelnick, 31, told police that something was wrong with his 2001 Mitsubishi, causing him to swerve, according to Sgt. Dennis Proctor.

Rutherford Daily Voice
Carlstadt Musician Rocks Out With Special Needs Children

CARLSTADT, N.J.- Rock Out Loud was created by Carlstadt native Sean Yocum as a way to combine his love of music and his desire to help special needs children and adults. "The concept was designed to give individuals in the special n...

Lyndhurst Daily Voice
PHOTOS: Lyndhurst Students Turn HS Lawn Into 9/11 Memorial Tribute

LYNDHURST, N.J.- Sarah Madonna belted out "Proud to Be an American" as hundreds of students gathered Friday morning in front of Lyndhurst High School for a 9/11 memorial service. The school's lawn was adorned with 2,977 small American flags, each with an attached card naming each victim of the terrorist attacks 15 years ago.

Pascack Valley Daily Voice
St. Joseph Soccer Team Donates $1,000 To Athlete With Leukemia

SADDLE BROOK, N.J.- It wasn't the result of the St. Joseph Regional and Saddle Brook High School boys' soccer scrimmage that mattered. It was a show of solidarity by the players and staff of the Montvale parochial.The Green Knights donat...

Cliffside Park-Edgewater Daily Voice
PHOTOS: Fairview Police Unveil Special Vehicle At National Night Out

FAIRVIEW, N.J.- Fairview police hope a new vehicle unveiled during Tuesday's National Night Out sends a message. "You have a choice," Police Chief Martin Kahn said. "You can drink and drive and be a danger to yourself and others. Or you can call a cab and get a ride."

Rutherford Daily Voice
Rutherford Wrestler Pins Down Professional Career

RUTHERFORD, N.J.- Things have come full circle for professional wrestler and physical therapist Christopher Ford of Rutherford. Ford gives young wrestling hopefuls the same advice he received when he was starting out: Always have a backup plan. "It's finite," Ford said of the wrestling business. "I chased my dream responsibly."

Ridgefield Park-Hasbrouck Heights Daily Voice
Hasbrouck Heights Sprinter, 11, In The Running For National Nod

HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, N.J.- Anthony DiLascio burst around the turn on the track at Hasbrouck Heights' Depken Field while his father and coaches looked on. Anthony, 11, was getting in some final work before flying to the West Coast to compete in the USATF National Junior Olympic Track & Field Championships in Sacramento -- the first Heights track athlete to advance this far, his coaches said.

South Passaic Daily Voice
Retired Passaic Sergeant Trades Badge For Baked Goods

PASSAIC, N.J.- Former Passaic Police Sgt. Maria Galan jokes that she traded in her badge for a rolling pin when she retired from the force and started baking cakes."It was a passion I didn't even know I had," said Galan, who st...

Lyndhurst Daily Voice
Lyndhurst VFW Post Pays Final Respects To Decorated Township Veteran

LYNDHURST, N.J.- A group of VFW members headed to Arlington National Cemetery for the funeral of one of Lyndhurst's most decorated war veterans. Robert "Wayne" Johnson, who served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War, survived being "blown of of the hatch of his armored vehicle by an RPG twice (during battle)," said VFW Post 3549 Quartermaster Thomas Graffam.

Fair Lawn-Glen Rock Daily Voice
Summer Camp Exchange Program Binds Glen Rock, Japanese Town

GLEN ROCK, N.J.- Stephen and Kristen O'Brien, of Glen Rock, recently waved goodbye to a group of Japanese students who made the roughly 13-hour flight to take part in an exchange summer camp program. The Glen Rock couple forged a bond between the borough and a Japanese town nearly 7,000 miles away that has lasted 25 years.

Lyndhurst Daily Voice
Lyndhurst VFW Plans Trip To Arlington Cemetery For Decorated Vet's Funeral

LYNDHURST, N.J. - A group of VFW members is headed to Arlington National Cemetery later this month for the funeral of one Lyndhurst's most decorated war veterans. Robert "Wayne" Johnson, who served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War, survived being "blown of of the hatch of his armored vehicle by an RPG twice [during battle]," said VFW Post #3549 Quartermaster Thomas Graffam.

Cresskill-Closter Daily Voice
Bergen, Passaic Students Find 'Art Oasis' In Demarest Church

DEMAREST, N.J.- Paint brushes stroke canvas in the large, upstairs studio at The Art School at Old Church in Demarest. Students perfect their work in the same, high-ceilinged room where Masses were conducted over a century ago. "The building was designated for God's work," said Exhibitions Director Mary Gagler of Tenafly.

South Passaic Daily Voice
DWI Wayne Driver Found Passed Out In His Underwear, Police Say

WAYNE, N.J.- A drunk driver was wearing only his underwear when he was found passed out in his car overnight Monday, Wayne police said.Omar Sabry, 21, of Wayne was unconscious and nearly undressed -- his leg pressed against the brake ped...

South Passaic Daily Voice
Police: Paterson Ex-Con Busted With Loaded Gun, Heroin

PATERSON, N.J.- A 23-year-old Paterson man on probation for previous drug charges was carrying $2,000 worth of heroin and a loaded .380-caliber handgun when he was arrested Thursday, authorities said. Detectives saw Damir Horne-Casper in the area of East 42nd Street and 18th Avenue in Paterson placing several items into his pocket, Sheriff Richard H.

Lyndhurst Daily Voice
Lyndhurst Pizza Chef, 75, Ditches Retirement: 'I Love What I Do'

LYNDHURST, N.J.- Retirement just wasn't cutting it for pizza chef Steven Bruno of Lyndhurst, who a decade ago closed Mr. Bruno's Pizzeria after 35 years in the township. "I got bored doing nothing. I just stayed home," said Bruno, 75. "I don't like hunting or fishing. I stayed on the couch and watched TV."

Fair Lawn-Glen Rock Daily Voice
PHOTOS: Bottle King Pops Cork On New Glen Rock Store

GLEN ROCK, N.J.- Bottle King owner Kenneth Friedman celebrated the opening of his new Glen Rock location with a flag-raising ceremony Friday morning and donations to two local organizations. Friedman gave $500 each to the Thomas D. Egan Glen Rock VFW Post 850 and American Legion Post 145.

Hackensack Daily Voice
'Don't Hate,' Protester Says After Hackensack 'Black Lives Matter' March

HACKENSACK, N.J.-- More than 100 protesters briefly rallied outside Hackensack police headquarters Tuesday night during a peaceful "Black Lives Matter" march that ended without incident around 9:30 p.m. "Love and support our brothers and sisters. Don't hate." Djenaba Palmer, 18, of Hackensack told fellow protesters after the march.

Saddle Brook-Elmwood Park Daily Voice
PHOTOS: Saddle Brook Officer Surprises Boy At Police-Themed Birthday Bash

SADDLE BROOK, N.J.- A young Saddle Brook boy received a huge birthday surprise when one of the township's finest attended his cops and robbers-themed party. Andrew Filan, 4, met Officer Christopher Stanton, who was happy to show the party goers his police cruiser and enjoy a hot dog with the birthday boy.

Lyndhurst Daily Voice
Father Grows Life Lessons In Lyndhurst Garden

LYNDHURST, N.J.- Johnny Walker plants seeds -- literal and figurative -- at his Lyndhurst home. There are those that grew into tomatoes, zucchinis, jalapeños and more in the garden out front that he started with his 5-year-old son, Codi. And there are those planted in the child's head, as Walker teaches him about sustainability and sharing.

Fair Lawn-Glen Rock Daily Voice
Glen Rock Dads Come To Rescue After Thief Swipes Boy's Bike

GLEN ROCK, N.J.- The first thing that 5-year-old Finn McNair of Glen Rock did Wednesday morning was ride his new bicycle."It rides fast," he said. Glen Rock fathers Matt Boyle and Dan Kehm left the wheels on the front porch, wi...

Rutherford Daily Voice
East Rutherford Teens Bring Darkness Of Suicide Into Sunlight

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J.- Faith Banca and Rebecca Cruz of East Rutherford both dealt with anxiety and depression. "It is the elephant in the room that no one wants to talk about," said Cruz, 19. "I saw that the issue was bigger than I realized, that a lot of people around me were suffering as well," added Banca, 19.

Lyndhurst Daily Voice
PHOTOS: Lyndhurst Festival Draws Hundreds

LYNDHURST, N.J.- Hundreds of people of all ages lined the street and Town Hall Park in Lyndhurst to celebrate the opening night of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel's 25th annual Italian-American Festival. Rides, carnival games and vendors were set up along Delafield Avenue.

Ridgefield Park-Hasbrouck Heights Daily Voice
NFL Pro Guides Youth Players Through Drills At Hasbrouck Heights Camp

HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, N.J.- Leonte Carroo flew out of Miami over the weekend so he could lead 75 players through drills at the Gridiron Youth Football Camp in Hasbrouck Heights the next day. "He looked like he was having more fun than some of the kids," said Hasbrouck Heights offensive coordinator Adam Baeira, who runs the camp.

South Passaic Daily Voice
Have You Seen Him? Clifton Police Say He Sexually Touched Girl, 15

CLIFTON, N.J.- Clifton police were hoping the public could identify a man who they said made lewd comments and brief sexual contact with a 15-year-old girl at a city eatery. The teen was standing with her mother at the counter at Hot Grill on Lexington Avenue when the man made an obscene comment about one of the girl's body parts, Detective Lt.

Lyndhurst Daily Voice
Lyndhurst School Officials: We'll Bring Back Sign Language

LYNDHURST, N.J.- Lyndhurst school officials say they're hoping to revive their high school's American Sign Language program, which was dropped after the teacher resigned. "We find ourselves in a situation now where it's not sustainable," Assistant Superintendent Shauna DeMarco said. "We don't want to say a program is going to continue if it can't be sustained."

Rutherford Daily Voice
Community Raises Over $50,000 For Children Of Slain Carlstadt Teacher

CARLSTADT, N.J.-An outpouring of help for the children of a slain Carlstadt woman has produced over $50,000 in donations. A borough man created a special account to help family members care for three children who were rescued from their home after their father killed their mother and then himself on Wednesday.

South Passaic Daily Voice
Chef Pays Homage To Italian Heritage, Experience At New Wayne Restaurant

WAYNE, N.J.- The name of Robbie Felice's soon-to-be opened Wayne eatery, Viaggio Ristorante, is a nod to both his Italian heritage and his experience. "Viaggio" translates to travel or journey. "I feel like what makes you who you are as a chef is all your experiences," said Felice, 25, who worked at restaurants across the U.S.

South Passaic Daily Voice
Police: Paterson Sex Offender Busted For Viewing, Distributing Kiddie Porn

PATERSON, N.J.- A registered sex offender from Paterson was using a file-sharing program to traffic in child pornography, authorities said Thursday. Passaic County detectives found 131 child porn files - mostly videos - on Trevawn Coakieanos' computer, Sheriff Richard H. Berdnik said.

Paramus Daily Voice
Oradell Girl, 13, Rescues Her Drowning Dog

ORADELL, N.J.- Samantha Wittkamp of Oradell was searching high and low for a lacrosse ball in her driveway when she noticed a commotion in the backyard. "There were these big waves splashing out of the pool," the 13-year-old seventh-grader said. "At first I thought maybe an animal fell in the pool."

Fair Lawn-Glen Rock Daily Voice
PHOTOS: Mourners Gather At Glen Rock Candlelight Vigil For Orlando Victims

GLEN ROCK, N.J.- Candles provided the lighting around the front porch of the All Saints Episcopal Church in Glen Rock as the sun set Wednesday night. "Everyone is grieving and everyone needs to find solace when something like this happens," said Eileen Murphy of All Saints, as more than 60 gathered for an interfaith service mourning the 49 people killed in a mass shooting at a gay club in Orlando over the weekend.

Rutherford Daily Voice
Dog Saved As Wind-Swept Rutherford Fire Destroys Home, Damages Another

RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- A fast-moving, wind-swept fire destroyed one Rutherford house and damaged the one next to it. Police rescued a poodle-dauschund mix named Lamb Chop in the four-alarm Franciso Avenue fire, which broke out around 11 a.m., neighbors said. A neighbor's dog also had to be treated because of smoke inhalation, Animal Control Officer Michelle Stucky told Daily Voice.

Cliffside Park-Edgewater Daily Voice
VIDEO: Bogota Teens Portray Drunk-Driving Victims

BOGOTA, N.J.- One of the toughest parts of the job for Bogota Police Chief Daniel Maye is telling a family that a loved one died in a car crash. One of the most important, he says, is demonstrating the dangers of drunk driving to high schoolers -- which he and the borough Office of Emergency Management did Friday with a DUI crash simulation at Fiegel Field.

Hackensack Daily Voice
VIDEO: Bergen Domestic Violence Program Treats Offenders As Well As Victims

HACKENSACK, N.J.- Times have changed - and with them the types of approaches taken by Bergen County's Alternatives to Domestic Violence program. The county agency now offers an intervention program for batterers and is expanding offerings for Spanish speakers. "There's no question in my mind that you can't end [domestic violence] without directly dealing with the perpetrators."

Northern Valley Daily Voice
Northvale Gym Jazzes Adult Special Needs Students

NORTHVALE, N.J.- The smiles and laughter of special needs students make all the hours that Rob DeBrino and Angelo Mazza put into their One Fitness gym in Northvale worth it. Every Wednesday, the two welcome disabled young adults from The Junction , a special education program affiliated with the Northern Valley Regional School District.

Paramus Daily Voice
VIDEO: Olympic Wrestler Jordan Burroughs Gives Clinic At Bergen Catholic

ORADELL, N.J.- Olympic wrestler Jordan Burroughs stood at one end of the red mat in Bergen Catholic's Hoehl Gymnasium on Thursday evening. On the other side were approximately 100 young grapplers, shooting questions at him one by one. One boy wanted to know how Burroughs , 27, went from training in small town Sicklerville, N.J.

Ridgewood Daily Voice
Special Needs Ridgewood Man Aims To Help Owner Of Fire-Gutted Pizzeria

RIDGEWOOD, N.J.- La Bella Pizza has long been a "safe place" for Ridgewood's special needs adults, including Ines Bunza's 22-year-old son, Doug. Owner Kenan "Kenny" Yildirim "has always been exceptionally kind" to them, she said. So after a fire destroyed La Bella Pizza on Sunday, Doug did what he could to help by creating a GoFundMe page .

Paramus Daily Voice
Paramus Sends School Record Seven Wrestlers to Atlantic City

PARAMUS, N.J.- A school-record seven wrestlers from Paramus High School qualified for the individual state tournament at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City this past weekend. Kyle Kaiser (106) was the lone public school champion coming out of last weekend's Region 2 tournament at Bergen Community College. He improved his season record to 34-3.

Mahwah-Ramsey Daily Voice
Former NY Giant From Mahwah Goes From Super Bowl To 'Souperstar'

MAHWAH, N.J.- Former two-time Super Bowl-winning New York Giant Leonard Marshall of Mahwah found the key to his post-playing career in, of all places, a bowl of soup. Marshall, 54, is an equity owner of The Original Soupman and has a distribution deal with Inserra Supermarkets and Wakefern Food Corporation to sell the soup line in 22 North Jersey ShopRite locations.

Mahwah-Ramsey Daily Voice
Ramsey's Don Bosco Alumni Offer Career Day Advice

RAMSEY, N.J.- They went from classroom to classroom on Friday, listening to the men who once walked the same halls of Don Bosco Prep as they do now. The seniors and the juniors heard from Ironmen in all walks of life as part of Alumni Ca...

Pascack Valley Daily Voice
Pascack Valley School Board Adopts Student Transgender Policy

HILLSDALE, N.J. - Transgender students in the Pascack Valley school district will be allowed to use restrooms and locker rooms based on their gender identity, under a policy approved Monday night. School Board members approved the measure by a 6-1 vote before about 100 people -- a majority of them students -- at Pascack Valley High School in Hillsdale.

Fair Lawn-Glen Rock Daily Voice
Howard Friedman, 68: Fair Lawn Teacher, Boptones Founder Remembered

FAIR LAWN, N.J.- Howard Friedman wasn't just a beloved Fair Lawn High School teacher and founder of local cover band the Boptones. "He showed us that you're never too old to rock out or dress up," said former student Scott Vedder (Class of '99).

Ridgewood Daily Voice
Ridgewood Planning Board Approves Valley Hospital Expansion

RIDGEWOOD, N.J.- The Ridgewood Planning Board on Tuesday night approved an expansion of The Valley Hospital by a 6-3 vote following two days of public hearings that included comments from several youngsters -- some of them wearing surgical masks. "This is a detriment [that] in no way outweighs the benefits," said Councilwoman Susan Knudsen, who voted against the plan."It's too big."

Ridgewood Daily Voice
Pizzeria Fire Upends Ridgewood Businesses

RIDGEWOOD, N.J.- Brandon Shim planned to begin training four new employees Monday to help with the busy summer season at his Ridgewood ice cream shop, but those plans were scrapped after a fire gutted the pizzeria next door the day before.

Fair Lawn-Glen Rock Daily Voice
Glen Rock Turns Blue For Autism Awareness Month

GLEN ROCK, N.J.- Autism Awareness Month kicks off April 2, but Glen Rock home and business owners are already showing support. Honors students attached blue ribbons to lamp posts across town on March 30. Four bows will adorn the pillars of Borough Hall and Glen Rock employees will receive pin-on ribbons.

Lyndhurst Daily Voice
Hundreds Mourn Former Lyndhurst Student-Athlete Deniz Akar, 20

LYNDHURST, N.J.- More than 200 mourners turned out Wednesday for a Muslim funeral in Paterson for Deniz Akar, a 2014 Lyndhurst High School graduate who died of a suspected drug overdose on Monday. Loved ones of the 20-year-old Akar each had a moment alone with the body before taking turns shoveling dirt over the casket, Lyndhurst football coach Richie Tuero told Daily Voice.

Paramus Daily Voice
Paramus High School Wrestlers Aim To Take Down Diabetes

PARAMUS, N.J. - After raising nearly $5,500 last year for autism awareness, the Paramus High School wrestling team decided to give back to a cause that hits close to home. One of the members of the program was diagnosed with juvenile diabetes and must overcome the challenges of his condition while being an active student athlete.

Hackensack Daily Voice
Special Needs Hockey Team Enjoys Hackensack Home

HACKENSACK, N.J. - Reese Citro was athletic, but the developmentally delayed Pompton Lakes youngster's inability to socialize and follow direction "made it really challenging" to play hockey, his mother said. That was until another parent told her about the Hackensack-based North Jersey Avalanche.

Pascack Valley Daily Voice
Pascack Valley Filmmakers Shine Light On Heroin Epidemic In Documentary

RIVER VALE, N.J.- Seeing heroin use and its effects for the first time was an "eye opening" experience for Kenny Spooner of River Vale. He spent nights in Elizabeth hotel rooms and in a Paterson cop car for a ride along to capture footage for the upcoming documentary " Epidemic H " he's filming with friend Mike Mee.

Northern Valley Daily Voice
Pharmacist Saves Northvale Girl From Acute Asthma Attack

NORTHVALE, N.J. -- For a few terrifying moments, 12-year-old RJ Tracy of Northvale thought he might lose his younger sister.Their parents called 911 after Madison Tracy, who has asthma and celiac disease, suffered a sudden attack at home...

Northern Highlands Daily Voice
Waldwick Native Makes World Wrestling Entertainment Debut

Waldwick, N.J. - Waldwick's Eric Arndt -- aka Enzo Amore -- brought some Jersey flair to Texas when he made his World Wrestling Entertainment debut on Monday Night Raw alongside his tag team partner Colin Cassady. The Dallas crowd cheered upon hearing the duo's theme music during the USA Network telecast.

South Passaic Daily Voice
VIDEO: Paterson Boxer Aims For Gold Medal At World Championships

PATERSON, N.J.- Shadasia Green of Paterson boxed to work on her footwork for basketball. She starred for Paterson Eastside before making her way to Division I Old Dominion University. But there was always a place in her heart for boxing.

Ridgewood Daily Voice
Ridgewood Teacher Finds Special Showcase For Student Artwork

RIDGEWOOD, N.J.- Ridgewood art teacher Margarete Hyer was looking for a place outside of the hallways or her classroom to post her students' work - and found it on Pinterest . "Posting student artwork online is an innovative way to showcase a large variety and number of art creations," Hyer said.

Pascack Valley Daily Voice
VIDEO: Pascack Valley Police Officers Ride For Fallen Colleagues

WESTWOOD, N.J.- The Police Unity Tour is unlike anything Westwood Police Officer Danielle Neuberger had ever experienced before. As soon as she had the chance, she made the near 300-mile bike ride from New York City to Washington D.C. to honor her fellow officers killed in the line of duty.

Northern Valley Daily Voice
Customer's Northvale PTO Raffle Ticket Tip Brings Barkeep New Car

HACKENSACK, N.J.- It wasn't a luxury car on a snowy Christmas morning, but a brand-new, bow-topped Volkswagen Jetta that Hackensack restaurant manager Lauren Conte found waiting for her in the parking lot was just as magical a surprise -- thanks to a tip from one of her regulars.

South Passaic Daily Voice
Son With Special Needs Inspires Hawthorne Mom To Help Others

HAWTHORNE, N.J.- All is right in the world for Johanna Burke of Hawthorne when she sees her son Aidan smiling. Aidan, a non-verbal 13-year-old, requires 24-hour care for a variety of conditions -- autism, verbal apraxia, sensory integration disorder, epilepsy, an immune deficiency disease, bipolar depression and obsessive compulsive disorder.

Lyndhurst Daily Voice
New Lyndhurst Junior High School A Reality After Historic Agreement

LYNDHURST, N.J.- A shared service agreement to replace Lincoln School with a new junior high school was unanimously approved by the Lyndhurst Board of Education and Board of Commissioners in a joint meeting Tuesday night at a packed Senior Center. "This is more than shared service, this is a shared vision," Interim Superintendent Dr. James Corino said.

Cresskill-Closter Daily Voice
Family Man, Rec Coach: Closter's Mike Weber Remembered

CLOSTER, N.J.- Mike Weber of Closter was known for his passion and loyalty, whether it was to his wife and children or to the legions of youngsters he coached in recreational baseball, football, wrestling and softball. So his death hit many around him hard.

Pascack Valley Daily Voice
VIDEO: Protesters Picket Outside Emerson Pet Store

EMERSON, N.J.- Picketers with signs that said "Just Say No To Just Pups" and "Don't Shop, Adopt" gathered Wednesday night outside a closed Emerson pet shop whose owner was cited for keeping 67 dogs crated overnight in a van outside his Paramus location.

Ridgewood Daily Voice
Ridgewood Student, 8, Launches Glitter Tattoo Business

RIDGEWOOD, N.J.- Ridgewood's Kate McDonnell isn't your average second grader - she's also an entrepreneur. The Willard Elementary School student began her glitter tattoo business after two days of planning in July. With help from her parents, Patrick and Anne McDonnell, and her brother Joe, 9, Kate set up shop outside of her school.

Ridgefield Park-Hasbrouck Heights Daily Voice
Three-Car Hasbrouck Heights Crash Sends Two To Hospital

HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, N.J. -- A three-car crash sent two people to the hospital with what responders said appeared to be minor injuries Wednesday afternoon and temporarily closed a road just off Route 17 in Hasbrouck Heights. Two of the vehicles were removed by flatbed tow truck after the crash at Terrace and Charlton avenues shortly before 4 p.m.

Northern Valley Daily Voice
PTO Honors Valley Program Leader From Harrington Park

HARRINGTON PARK, N.J.- Each school day is challenging yet rewarding for Kathleen Vuoncino, the director of Bergen County Region III special education in Harrington Park. Recognizing her accomplishments, the Valley Regional Parent Teacher Organization plans to honor Vuoncino at an April 1 Casino Night fundraiser.

Fair Lawn-Glen Rock Daily Voice
Glen Rock Mom Beats Cancer Twice, Tackles New Challenges

GLEN ROCK, N.J. - Darlene Polulak Lucchi of Glen Rock has always remained optimistic during her most trying times. Having beaten cancer twice, the mother of three is taking on a new challenge. Believing that pollution "has to have some sort of impact" in causing cancer, Lucchi, 45, is working for Viridian, a third-party, green energy supplier.

Ridgefield Park-Hasbrouck Heights Daily Voice
LT, Reggie, Montana Meet Legions Of Fans At Hasbrouck Heights Event

HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, N.J.- "Everybody in Jersey has my autograph," Lawrence Taylor said, but that didn't stop him from joining an all-star squad of retired sports luminaries Saturday at the Hasbrouck Heights Hilton. Four-time Super Bowl champion Joe Montana signed 49er helmets and Notre Dame memorabilia inside the ballroom while Yankee legend Reggie Jackson participated in a question and answer session out in the hallway.

Northern Highlands Daily Voice
Ho-Ho-Kus Mixed Martial Artist Combats Fights, Cares For Family

HO-HO-KUS, N.J.- Ho-Ho-Kus' American Eagle Mixed Martial Arts and Kettlebells owner Phil Ross of Mahwah has dominated more than 300 fights - and he's got the bumps, bruises and scars to prove it. The awards, newspaper clippings and photographs adorning the wall of the 1980 Ridgewood High School graduate's studio highlight a wrestling and MMA career more than three decades long.

Northern Valley Daily Voice
Junior Home Run Derby Coming To Northvale

NORTHVALE, N.J.- The next great home run hitter could be living in Northvale. Youngsters will show off their long ball power in the first ever Junior Home Run Derby , sponsored by Major League Baseball, at Hogan's Field on May 7 from 3:30-5 p.m.

Fair Lawn-Glen Rock Daily Voice
Glen Rock Teen Keeps Memory Of Late Friend, 9, Alive

GLEN ROCK, N.J.- Jordan McMahon of Glen Rock is keeping the memory of his deceased friend, Christopher Barron, alive through a foundation and fundraiser that promotes imagination and creativity. "Chris and I were introduced to one another before we could even talk or walk," McMahon, a senior at Glen Rock High School, told Daily Voice.

Pascack Valley Daily Voice
Westwood Businesswomen Fulfill Mission Work In Mexico

WESTWOOD, N.J.- Sarah Christensen and Chelsea Quinn support Pascack Valley artisans and vendors by selling locally handcrafted items inside their quaint Westwood store, Market House. But the businesswomen, who met while teaching yoga in Harrington Park, also closed up the store for a week and a half last month to complete mission work in Valladolid, Mexico - where Christensen's dad owns and operates a bed and breakfast.

North Jersey Media Group
Paramus community rallies around Rob Bonastia

Photo courtesy of Courtney Siero PARAMUS - Rob Bonastia remembers "feeling funny" and noticing a swelling in his abdomen on Oct. 1. So the 19-year-old Paramus resident went to the doctor's office with his mom, Michelle. There, doctors told Bonastia that he might have a problem with his gallbladder.

Paramus, NJ Patch
Behind Blue Eyes: The Legend of Joe Cervino

Joseph Walter Cervino has no regrets. "It's been a great ride," said the recently retired baseball coach. "Everything has worked out exactly as I mapped it out when I graduated college." Cervino, 62, is a baseball lifer. He learned "pretty much everything" from his father-also Joe-a former Teaneck High School baseball coach.