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  1. Saddle Brook Pizzeria Blends Tradition With Modern Trends

    Saddle Brook Pizzeria Blends Tradition With Modern Trends

    SADDLE BROOK, N.J. — Jerry Gencarelli of Little Falls considers himself just as much a resident of Saddle Brook as his hometown after owning Frank's Pizzeria for more than 20 years.In many ways the Frank's in the Saddle Brook Mall remains the same since Gencarelli opened it in 1992."I keep the same ingredients, I have the same food," Gencarelli told Daily Voice. "I still ...

  2. Elmwood Park Deli Owner Builds Confidence, Health Of Others

    Elmwood Park Deli Owner Builds Confidence, Health Of Others

    ELMWOOD PARK, N.J. — A lifetime of scrutinizing his own health led a Clifton native and Elmwood Park deli owner to help others with their fitness all while continuing his goals as a bodybuilder.James Carney, 47, dealt with Crohn's disease since he was 18. Combined with his background in the medical field as an x-ray technician and degree in health, Carney always kept a focus on the ...

  3. Saddle Brook Runner Competes For Fallen Friend

    Saddle Brook Runner Competes For Fallen Friend

    SADDLE BROOK, N.J. — Rob DeCarlo of Saddle Brook and Eddie Halperin competed together for Park Ridge High School's track team in the 1990s.Halperin will be with DeCarlo when he competes in is friend's honor in the 2017 Boston Marathon.Halperin died from pancreatic cancer in 2003. DeCarlo will train for the next year and raise money for pancreatic cancer research along the way."I ...

  4. Saddle Brook Photographer Documents Township's Memories

    Saddle Brook Photographer Documents Township's Memories

    SADDLE BROOK, N.J. — Many Saddle Brook memories over the years could not have been preserved as well without the help of JoAnn Brendel.Brendel, 62, became known as the township's unofficial photographer as she snapped shots at many of Saddle Brook's events and gatherings. "It's just about getting out there, taking pictures and hoping for the best," Brendel told Daily Voice. ...

  5. Police: Wayne Man Beat Puppy To Death With Chair

    Police: Wayne Man Beat Puppy To Death With Chair

    WAYNE, N.J. — Police accused a Wayne man of beating a 6-month-old puppy to death with a kitchen chair.Police found the Husky puppy's blood strewn across the Travelo Drive home of 23-year-old John G. Varcadipone on Friday, Capt. Laurence Martin told Daily Voice.Varcadipone was arrested and charged with animal cruelty and assault, Martin said. He was being held on $75,000 bail at Passaic ...

  6. Elmwood Park Students Take To Chess Club

    Elmwood Park Students Take To Chess Club

    ELMWOOD PARK, N.J. — Chess experts and beginners alike meet at Elmwood Park High School at least once a week to hone their skills.The chess club formed this year and advisor Scott Allen said it's gone great so far."I've got students that are already avid players and they love the competition," Allen told Daily Voice. "I have had students who have no idea how to play and ...

  7. Saddle Brook, Fair Lawn Volunteers Take Coupons To Extreme

    Saddle Brook, Fair Lawn Volunteers Take Coupons To Extreme

    SADDLE BROOK, N.J. — Some pro shoppers from Saddle Brook and Fair Lawn took coupons to the extreme to help donate 500 items a month to local food shelters.Melissa Traverso of Saddle Brook and Laura Sabatello of Fair Lawn go shopping together five times a week. They spend plenty of time scouring the best deals through various coupons to get extra food, which they then donate."I've ...

  8. Saddle Brook Angels Add Lacrosse, Cheerleading Programs

    Saddle Brook Angels Add Lacrosse, Cheerleading Programs

    SADDLE BROOK, N.J. — Saddle Brook will soon have more sports "angels" in its ranks as a non-profit expanded to include lacrosse and cheerleading.Saddle Brook Angels started in 2012 to give special-needs children a chance to play soccer. The group will soon add lacrosse and cheerleading."They kept asking for it," co-founder James Maniscalco said. "We get more and ...

  9. Body Cameras, Bias Crimes Top Bergen County Discussion In Wood-Ridge

    Body Cameras, Bias Crimes Top Bergen County Discussion In Wood-Ridge

    WOOD-RIDGE, N.J. — Bergen County law enforcement and community leaders worked together to sort through difficult issues such as body cameras and bias crimes at a discussion over breakfast Friday in Wood-Ridge.More than 100 religious leaders from different denominations through the county joined mayors, police chiefs and Bergen officials at the Fiesta banquet hall to maintain an open ...

  10. Saddle Brook Community Partnership Continues Growth

    Saddle Brook Community Partnership Continues Growth

    SADDLE BROOK, N.J. — Leaders of the Saddle Brook community strengthened their partnership further with their most recent meeting and by looking ahead.The partnership includes government and school officials, religious leaders, a police representative and more as they meet with residents to speak about township issues."I was truly inspired by the meeting," the Rev. Christopher ...

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