Ricardo Kaulessar, North Jersey News

Ricardo Kaulessar

North Jersey News

Woodland Park, NJ, United States

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Recent articles by Ricardo:

Jersey City shooting victim's widow tearfully speaks of forgiveness at candlelight vigil

A community vigil was held Thursday at New Jersey City University for the victims of the Jersey City shooting. → Read More

Neighborhood where Jersey City fatal shootout occurred painfully familiar with gunfire

In the south side, where Hasidic people are joining a historically African-American area, one man has “lost five friends to gunfire since January.” → Read More

BCCLS fires back in war over e-books by boycotting publisher

The cooperative system will no longer buy those editions of new Macmillan or Macmillan imprint titles because of the publisher's e-book limits. → Read More

NJ journalist jailed in Nigeria finally freed from custody, but still on trial

Omoyele Sowore, imprisoned in his home country of Nigeria since August, has been freed from government custody, but still has to stand trial. → Read More

Turf war: Competing grocery stores Aldi and Lidl to open near each other in Bergenfield

Aldi plans to open a new store in Bergenfield's Foster Village, only a short distance away from where rival Lidl will be opening one this month. → Read More

Dumont says CSX late on crucial repairs to railroad crossings, conditions remain dangerous

Borough officials say they are frustrated by a subpar repair by CSX and that conditions remain dangerous on tracks that carry crude oil. → Read More

Tenafly dogs finally getting a park of their own

After years of debate in the borough, a bankrupt swim club is being turned into a space that may one day include a canine wading pool. → Read More

Bergen teen creates meditation garden for the stressed-out

"I saw everyone going to school and going to work facing stress every day," Irthu Pillai said of her inspiration for the garden she created. → Read More

Ex-coach who claimed he was targeted because of race has settled with Dumont, lawyer says

A Dumont resident and the borough have settled a lawsuit alleging his civil rights were violated when he was removed as coach of a recreation football team. → Read More

NJ journalist arrested in Nigeria for pro-democracy protest has trial postponed

The trial of Haworth resident Omoyele Sowore, imprisoned in Nigeria since August, has been postponed until early December. → Read More

Couples will race across Morristown Saturday to win $10K engagement ring

22 couples from across the state will be racing through Morristown on Saturday to win a $10,000 engagement ring from Braunschweiger Jewelers . → Read More

Tenafly's longtime mayor ousted by rival who knocked on thousands of doors

Four-term Tenafly mayor Peter Rustin lost his bid for a fifth term Tuesday night after being defeated by Councilman Mark Zinna. → Read More

Trial to begin for Omoyele Sowore, a New Jersey journalist imprisoned in his native Nigeria

Omoyele Sowore, a journalist held in a Nigerian prison since August, is set to go on trial Wednesday as his wife and supporters anxiously await news. → Read More

Trial to begin for Omoyele Sowore, the Haworth man imprisoned in Nigeria

Omoyele Sowore, the Haworth resident and Nigerian journalist locked up in a Nigerian prison since August, is scheduled to go on trial Wednesday. → Read More

Bottle King will tweak application to meet Tenafly requirements

Bottle King, which has been in business for 48 years and bills itself as "the largest New Jersey retailer of wine, beer and spirits," operates 14 stores in New Jersey. → Read More

Haworth residents rally for Nigerian journalist Omoyele Sowore imprisoned overseas

Residents gathered in front of Borough Hall on Monday to call for the release from prison of local resident and Nigerian journalist Omoyele Sowore. → Read More

Bottle King store in the works for Tenafly site of former Kia dealership

The Tenafly Planning Board will hold a special meeting to hear an application for a Bottle King to be built on the site of a former car dealership. → Read More

Bergen County native Joseph Vincent is part of the jet set from behind the scenes

Profile of Bergen County native Joseph Vincent, the owner of Vincent Jets, a jet brokerage firm based in Hoboken. → Read More

Bergen man struck twice by tragedy creates memorial to substance abuse victims

A memorial in New Milford on Oct. 27 will remember lives lost to alcohol and drug abuse, and a New Milford resident killed by a drunk driver. → Read More

Dumont teachers' union reaches agreement with school board on new contract

The union president said there were sticking points in the recent negotiations, but she appreciated the "compromise on both sides." → Read More