Philip DeVencentis, North Jersey News

Philip DeVencentis

North Jersey News

Woodland Park, NJ, United States

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Recent articles by Philip:

Citing threat, Wayne school board president lodges police report against local father

Catherine Kazan, who was first elected to the Board of Education eight years ago, said she is also seeking legal advice. → Read More

ShopRite opening new supermarket with liquor store in Wayne this month

The opening will mark the end of a years-long quest by Wayne officials to bring back life to the heart of the Hamburg Turnpike business zone. → Read More

Ex-Newark official, 2 pawnbrokers indicted in bribery scheme, U.S. Attorney says

Carmelo García, the official, and Irwin Sablosky and Frank Valvano Jr., the pawnbrokers, face charges of bribery, conspiracy and wire fraud. → Read More

Law on prisoners ruins Haledon's attempt to get extra Manchester Regional school board seat

The new legislation requires prisoners to be counted using residential addresses for redistricting and reapportionment of regional school boards. → Read More

Premio sausage factory to expand operation in Hawthorne industrial district

The business, which runs a factory along the east side of the railroad, purchased another building to be used exclusively for refrigeration. → Read More

'Taken away our smiles.' Wayne eighth graders may miss field trip to D.C. again

Word that this year's trip was in jeopardy began to spread when principals of the three local middle schools addressed the issue at PTO meetings. → Read More

Paramus man missing since Tuesday, police seeking help

Dylan Waehner-Larson, last seen on Sept. 28, is 6-foot-1 and 175 pounds, with brown hair and hazel eyes, according to police. → Read More

Engineer to evaluate Hawthorne's wells following E. coli contamination in water

On Sept. 11, the officials issued an alert to its customers to boil water due to a discovery of bacteria in three wells. → Read More

NJ mom launches charity to tackle addiction, mental health after son's suicide

The Mike Project, which sponsors support groups that convene at a church, will hold its first in-person fundraiser on Saturday morning. → Read More

Wayne forced to consolidate stops, merge routes due to bus driver shortage

The K-12 district's transportation department has 85 buses and vans that travel an average of 11,500 miles per day. → Read More

Paterson pair charged with homicide in city man's slaying, prosecutor says

Marc DeJesús, 44, and Cassandra Ramírez, 32, both of Paterson, were each charged with murder and weapons offenses, the prosecutor said. → Read More

Outage-prone school in Wayne will have backup generator installed

A Newark-based company also was hired to install smaller generators at the Wayne K-12 district's maintenance garage and transportation hub. → Read More

North Haledon allocates $1.5M to cover Hurricane Ida flood damage

About two-thirds of the funds will go toward reinforcing banks of streams that were eroded, and the balance will be spent to replace police cars. → Read More

'Devious Licks' TikTok challenge hits Haledon Public School, as bathroom vandalized

Haledon school officials said a $400 piece of plumbing was broken and that the toilet it was attached to in a boys' bathroom is out of service. → Read More

High school mourns Ringwood teenager who died in a canoeing accident

Emilia Klar died on Sept. 3, a day after her canoe capsized in a creek that flows through Ringwood State Park. → Read More

Judge orders ballots for Haledon, North Haledon election not be printed until further notice

The matter stems from the 2020 census results, which show that Haledon has leapfrogged over North Haledon in population. → Read More

Art meets nature: Laurelwood Arboretum in Wayne hails opening of sculpture trail

The arboretum will hold a family fun day on Sept. 18 with entertainment for children and guided tours of the sculpture trail. → Read More

Totowa residents, still reeling from Ida flood damage, clamor for dumpsters

Four trash containers were being used, including on Stewart Terrace, which is more than a mile away from Franklin Place. → Read More

Teen killed in single-vehicle crash near Greenwood Lake, another seriously injured

Daniel Kearney, 19, was rushed to Chilton Medical Center in Pequannock where he was pronounced dead at 11:19 p.m., the prosecutor said. → Read More

'Extend a hand': Prospect Park holds toy, clothing drive for Afghan refugees in NJ

The donation drive will be from noon to 4 p.m. on Saturday at the local firehouse, at 106 Brown Ave in Prospect Park. → Read More