Kristie Cattafi, North Jersey News

Kristie Cattafi

North Jersey News

Lodi, CA, United States

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Recent articles by Kristie:

Facing another year of remote learning, families at flooded Cresskill school plead for aid

The remnants of Hurricane Ida ripped through a building in Creskill that houses 1,000 middle and high school students causing $15 million in damage → Read More

American Dream's indoor ski slope may stay shut until November after fire

A fire broke out at Big Snow last Saturday and the indoor ski slope at American Dream has been shut since. → Read More

Fort Lee hires former school chief who sued Englewood district over altered grades scandal

Fort Lee's school district has gone through a dozen leaders in the past 20 years. Kravitz previously served as a principal in Fort Lee. → Read More

Phil Murphy's universal pre-K program coming for Palisades Park students

Palisades Park's schools will be among 19 districts that will pilot the universal pre-K program Gov. Phil Murphy launched earlier this month. → Read More

Is Toys R Us making a comeback? Keep an eye on American Dream

Toys R Us, formerly headquartered in Wayne, filed for bankruptcy in 2018, closing all stores. There are hints it could return to American Dream. → Read More

Displaced by Ida, Cresskill students get a temporary home at local Catholic church

Cresskill students are one step closer to returning to in-person learning after the storm severely damaged the middle and high school. → Read More

Hasbro plans to open arcade at American Dream drawing on popular toys and games

"The Game Room powered by Hasbro" will feature several popular Hasbro brands at the American Dream mall. → Read More

Does car insurance cover flood damage? What to know if your car was damaged in a storm

Thousands of vehicles were flooded with water after Ida dropped unprecedented amounts of rain in the area on Wednesday night. What happens now? → Read More

Edgewater man appearing on 'Top Chef Amateurs' has a unique skill that gives him an edge

Derek Finocchiaro has finally found his career path. It just took an appearance on a Bravo television show to point him in the right direction. → Read More

Luxury senior housing complex proposed near downtown Closter. Here are the plans

Amenities proposed include private outdoor social spaces, fountains, an outdoor dining courtyard, a pool, and more. → Read More

This American Dream shop is run by people with autism, and is already opening new doors

The goal is to change mindsets to create more workforce opportunities for people with autism. The store sells colorful clothing for kids and adults. → Read More

DNA on soda can left at scene of Palisades Park burglary results in charges 3 years later

Palisades Park police were doing a routine burglary investigation at Honey Pig Bossam restaurant when the owner noticed the soda can was out of place. → Read More

They're big, they're bad and they're back. Field Station: Dinosaurs reopens in Bergen

Field Station: Dinosaurs will have an extended stay in Leonia for the next five years after Bergen County signed a longer lease. → Read More

North Jersey teen who died is remembered at graduation. His family had to fight for it

After Jordan Falco's death, his parents wanted him remembered amid the honors for friends he had known since kindergarten in Demarest. → Read More

Need home repairs and struggling to pay? This new Bergen County program might help

Applicants with low to moderate incomes could get up to $10,000 from Greater Bergen Community Action. → Read More

Wantage teen killed in two-car crash on county highway

Jonathan Fett, 18, of Wantage, was driving a Jeep Grand Cherokee at the intersection of County Road 519 and 650 at the time of the crash. → Read More

Fighting an inferno: Hoarding and a lack of sprinklers made Fort Lee apartment fire worse

An apartment packed with "stuff from the floor to the ceiling" made it difficult for firefighters in Fort Lee, the chief said. → Read More

In Clifton, Palestine supporters hold a teach-in and call for justice and peace

The pro-Palestine rally was held in Jubilee Park, which was dotted with black, white, green and red Palestinian flags. → Read More

First electric buses could be on the road this year under NJ Transit zero-emissions plan

NJ Transit plans to have a zero-emissions bus fleet by 2040 and is applying for federal grants to buy additional electric buses. → Read More

Paterson shooting has officials scrambling to take action to protect surrounding neighborhood

Police are looking for information as the city's homicide total points to a grim total for 2021 → Read More