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  • 2 arrested with $10K worth of heroin, prosecutor says2 arrested with $10K worth of heroin, prosecutor says

    Two Paterson men were arrested with $10,000 worth of heroin after an undercover investigation. Two Paterson men were arrested with $10,000 worth of heroin after a month-long undercover investigation. Authorities received information last month that Merciful Parks, 24, was distributing heroin throughout Bergen County and launched an investigation, the Bergen County Prosecutor's Office said in a press release Saturday.  An undercover detective from the prosecutor's office allegedly purchased several bricks of heroin from Parks on two separate occasions in Oct. and Nov. Then, on Friday, the detective made arrangements to buy 30 bricks -- 1,500 bags -- of heroin from Parks. The two allegedly agreed to meet at the Westfield Garden State Plaza mall in Paramus. Prior to the transaction, officers arrested Parks and Jeffrey H. Rincon, 28, in the mall's parking lot.  Parks was also allegedly in possession of a small quantity of marijuana, authorities said. Parks was charged with possession with the intent to distribute heroin, two counts of distribution of heroin and possession of marijuana under 50 grams. He was sent to the Bergen County Jail to await a court appearance. Rincon was charged with possession with the intent to distribute heroin. He also had an outstanding warrant for an unrelated offense and was sent to the Bergen County Jail. The investigation was conducted jointly by members of the Bergen County Prosecutor's Office, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency Paterson Post, Dumont Police, Tenafly Police, Paramus Police and the Bergen County Regional SWAT Team.   Allison Pries may be reached at apries@njadvancemedia.com. Follow her on Twitter @AllisonPries. Find NJ.com on Facebook. 

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  • For Dr. Lilisa Mimms Running for City Council is About Making ‘A Better Paterson’For Dr. Lilisa Mimms Running for City Council is About Making ‘A Better Paterson’

    PATERSON, NJ- While her time on the Paterson Board of Education might be coming to an end, Dr. Lilisa Mimms has made it clear that she has no intention of backing away from her commitment to public service. In front of an overflow crowd at the Brownstone on Friday Mimms touched on a number of issues she believes will make the city she has called home all her life “a better Paterson, ” as she officially launched her campaign for one of three At-Large seats on the Paterson C...Read More

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  • Football playoffs, 2017: Results and links for semifinal gamesFootball playoffs, 2017: Results and links for semifinal games

    All the news and information on the playoff semifinals in one place.  ESSENTIALS •  Brackets for all 23 sections  • Round 2 mega-coverage guide • Previews, picks for all Round 2 games  • NJ.com football Top 20, Nov. 12: New teams burst in after Round 1 • Championship games schedule, locations, dates and times (matchups TBD) ROUND 1 RECAP• Results and links for Round 1 games• Hot takes from Round 1: Thrillers, blowouts and upsets• The top 30 performances from the football quarterfinals PLAYOFF PREVIEWS• Bracket-by-bracket previews  • An A-to-Z guide to the playoffs• Predicting all 23 sectional champions• Dark horses: 19 dangerous low seeds • 35 players worth the price of admission  ALSO: Top photos from semifinals  SATURDAY'S FEATURED COVERAGESTATE PLAYOFF SEMIFINALS NON-PUBLICGROUP 4No. 1 Bergen Catholic 41, Delbarton 16• Crusaders roll into 1st final since 2012• Look back at live updates• Box score GROUP 3No. 3 St. Joseph (Mont.) 28, No. 9 Pope John 7• Fight mars victory•  WATCH late-game altercation•  Photo gallery• Look back at live updates• Box score GROUP 2St. Joseph (Hamm.) 64, Immaculata 26• Byers, Townsel combine for nearly 500 yards rushing• Box score NORTH JERSEY, SECTION 1GROUP 5No. 8 Montclair 49, Ridgewood 14• Mounties get redemption victory•  Photo gallery• Look back at live updates• Box score NORTH JERSEY, SECTION 2No. 11 Westfield 13, Elizabeth 6• Ugly win, but 35 straight means finals trip•  Photo gallery• Look back at live updates• Box score Bridgewater-Raritan 27, Piscataway 6• B-R earns 3rd straight finals berth•  Photo gallery• Look back at live updates• Box score SOUTH JERSEYGROUP 3Woodrow Wilson 46, Lakewood 25• Tigers flex running muscles• Box score GROUP 2Haddonfield 35, Cinnaminson 8• Six seed overcomes five turnovers•  Photo gallery• Box score GROUP 1Penns Grove 36, Gateway 0• Defense, ground game are too much•  Photo gallery• Look back at live updates• Box score Paulsboro 28, Salem 20• Holloway makes game-saving tackle• Box score TOP 20 SCOREBOARD• No. 1 Bergen Catholic 41, Delbarton 16• No. 3 St. Joseph (Mont.) 28, No. 9 Pope John 7• No. 8 Montclair 49, Ridgewood 14• No. 11 Westfield 13, Elizabeth 6• No. 15 St. Joseph (Hamm.) 64, Immaculata 26 FRIDAY'S FEATURED COVERAGE STATE PLAYOFF SEMIFINALS NON-PUBLICGROUP 4No. 2 St. Peter's Prep 42, Paramus Catholic 19• Marauders book return trip to MetLife• Look back at live updates• Box score SOUTH JERSEYGROUP 5No. 10 Lenape 63, No. 19 Howell 28• JoJo Kellum, Lenape run into final•  Photo gallery• Look back at live updates• Box score GROUP 3Delsea 41, No. 4 Timber Creek 30• Rally ends 25-game winning streak•  Photo gallery• Look back at live updates• Box score CENTRAL JERSEYGROUP 5No. 20 South Brunswick 21, Old Bridge 10• Justin Shorter provides points on both sides of ball•  Photo gallery• Look back at live updates• Box score NORTH JERSEY, SECTION 1GROUP 5Union City 35, Bloomfield 0• Union City finally breaks through to final•  Photo gallery• Look back at live updates• Box score GROUP 4Mount Olive 21, West Morris 16• Turnaround leads to title game•  Photo gallery• Look back at live updates• Box score GROUP 1Hasbrouck Heights 10, New Milford 0• Game ends in controversy• Box score NORTH JERSEY, SECTION 2GROUP 4No. 13 Phillipsburg 21, Irvington 20• Stateliners survive on missed 2-pointer•  Photo gallery• Box score GROUP 4No. 18 North Hunterdon 29, Sayreville 7• Lions closer to 1st title in 42 years•  Photo gallery• Box score GROUP 3West Essex 28, Rahway 14• Resilient Knights win 9th straight•  Photo gallery• Box score GROUP 3Voorhees 24, Parsippany Hills 19• Last-second drive dies at 1-yard line• Box score GROUP 2Hackettstown 47, Caldwell 27• Christian Maciak had 3 picks, scores 2 TDs•  Photo gallery• Box score GROUP 1Shabazz 27, Roselle Park 6• Showdown set up with Weequahic• Box score CENTRAL JERSEYGROUP 4Freehold Borough 35, Brick Township 28• Ashante Worthy gets his revenge• Box score GROUP 2Point Pleasant Boro 27, Manasquan 6• Cipriano runs, receptions add up to 4 TDs• Box score GROUP 1Middlesex 41, Burlington City 20• Ground game churns out 6 TDs• Box score SOUTH JERSEYGROUP 5Rancocas Valley 15, Millville 14• RV overcomes 14-0 deficit• Box score GROUP 4Hammonton 27, Highland 21, OT• Six seed beats seven in see-saw affair•  Photo gallery• Box score GROUP 2West Deptford 28, Cedar Creek 20 • Blocked PAT, Gismondi's 2 late INTs seal it• Box score TOP 20 SCOREBOARD• No. 2 St. Peter's Prep 42, Paramus Catholic 19• Delsea 41, No. 4 Timber Creek 30• No. 17 Rancocas Valley 15, No. 5 Millville 14• No. 6 Manalapan 63, Freehold Township 22• No. 7 DePaul 42, No. 14 St. John Vianney 21• No. 10 Lenape 63, No. 19 Howell 28• No. 12 Old Tappan 42, Wayne Hills 7• No. 13 Phillipsburg 21, Irvington 20• Mater Dei 35, No. 16 Holy Spirit 34• No. 18 North Hunterdon 29, Sayreville 7• No. 20 South Brunswick 21, Old Bridge 10 PLAYOFF SCOREBOARDSNon-Public, Group 4  Non-Public, Group 3   Non-Public, Group 2  North Jersey, Section 1, Group 5 North Jersey, Section 1, Group 4  North Jersey, Section 1, Group 3  North Jersey, Section 1, Group 2  North Jersey, Section 1, Group 1  North Jersey, Section 2, Group 5  North Jersey, Section 2, Group 4  North Jersey, Section 2, Group 3  North Jersey, Section 2, Group 2  North Jersey, Section 2, Group 1  Central Jersey, Group 5  Central Jersey, Group 4  Central Jersey, Group 3  Central Jersey, Group 2  Central Jersey, Group 1  South Jersey, Group 5  South Jersey, Group 4  South Jersey, Group 3  South Jersey, Group 2  South Jersey, Group 1 

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  • Football hot takes: Semifinals shockers, thrillers and recordsFootball hot takes: Semifinals shockers, thrillers and records

    Team and individual highlights from HS football semifinals weekend

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  • Feds investigated the employer of NYC suspect 3 months before attackFeds investigated the employer of NYC suspect 3 months before attack

    A mile away from the Passaic River in Paterson, on a residential street, sits a non-descript three-story brick apartment building plastered with notices warning people to stay away. Local police and federal officers swarmed the building on Oct. 31 directly following the terrorist attack in New York.

    Paterson News / 18 h. 3 min. ago
  • NJ to Expand Psych Care With Four New HospitalsNJ to Expand Psych Care With Four New Hospitals

    St. Joseph's Health will add psych beds at its hospitals in Paterson and Wayne as part of a statewide expansion of behavioral health care. A new psychiatric hospital will be developed in Passaic County and in-patient beds for psychiatric care will be added at general hospitals in Wayne, Paterson and Passaic, as part of a massive expansion of behavioral health services approved Friday by the Christie administration.

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  • Heavy hearts at donut shop morning after owner's tragic deathHeavy hearts at donut shop morning after owner's tragic death

    PATERSON - Just 10 hours after his father was struck and killed in the drive thru of the family's Dunkin' Donuts, Brian Furtado entered the store's brightly lit kitchen and struggled to keep his pain in check. Though his heart was heavy and his face clearly pained, Furtado moved quickly, focused more on the task at hand rather than the events from the night before.

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  • State swears in 147 new corrections officers (VIDEO)State swears in 147 new corrections officers (VIDEO)

    The graduating class represents 19 of New Jersey's 21 counties. Watch video The New Jersey Department of Corrections (DOC) swore in 147 new officers Friday morning and Jynette Hernandez, was elected class president. Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno, who has attended 19 of 21 graduations since taking office, told the trainees-turned-officers: "Your families are supporting you. Someone should say thank you for that. I'm here to do it." Guadagno reminded them that they are now part of another family. "That's the family of those that wear the blue uniform. She encouraged them to "be loyal to each other, to listen to each other, to have each other's back." DOC Commissioner Gary M. Lanigan administered the oath of office to the new officers, Class 241. Class 241 represents 19 of New Jersey's 21 counties. The class includes 11 individuals who have served in the military, as well as 32 who come from law-enforcement families and 56 members of Class 241 have a college degree. Michael Mancuso may be reached at mmancuso@njadvancemedia.com. Follow him on Twitter @michaelmancuso Find NJ.com on Facebook.

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  • This big-time N.J. Republican is now in more trouble with voters (and Trump's a reason)This big-time N.J. Republican is now in more trouble with voters (and Trump's a reason)

    The Cook Political Report just said this N.J. congressional race was more competitive. WASHINGTON  -- Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen, New Jersey's  most powerful lawmaker in Washington, is now also its most endangered. The Cook Political Report, a Washington-based publication that tracks congressional races, downgraded Frelinghuysen's chances of being re-elected next year, saying the race now was a toss-up. "Frelinghuysen looks unprepared for his first real race in decades," wrote David Wasserman, Cook's House race editor. The money fight heats up Responded Frelinghuysen's political consultant, Mike DuHaime: "He's wrong." Cook also rated the district being vacated by retiring Rep. Frank LoBiondo, R-2nd Dist., as a toss-up. Every other N.J. incumbent was considered as least a slight favorite for re-election. Frelinghuysen has backed most of President Donald Trump's agenda, from repealing the Affordable Care Act to rolling back environmental regulations. Democratic Gov.-elect Phil Murphy carried the district in this month's election and Trump won with less than 50 percent in 2016. "This ratings change shows how vulnerable Representative Frelinghuysen is ahead of next year's election," said Evan Lukaske, a spokesman for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, which has targeted Frelinghuysen's district and three other Republican-held House seats in New Jersey. The National Republican Congressional Committee wasn't concerned. "If Beltway prognostication translated into electoral performance, Hillary Clinton would be president today," NRCC spokesman Chris Martin said. "Congressman Frelinghuysen is running on a strong record of accomplishment with the resources needed to win." Wasserman cited Frelinghuysen's vote for the House budget resolution that targeted the deduction for state and local taxes and allowed Republicans to prevent a Senate filibuster and pass tax legislation without any Democratic votes. That vote, Wasserman said, may have given "Democrats another line of attack in one of the most highly-taxed districts in the country." One of his Democratic opponents, Mikie Sherrill, a former Navy helicopter pilot and federal prosecutor, wasted no time in attacking Frelinghuysen over the legislation. "The people of the 11th district are not going to forget that Congressman Frelinghuysen voted yes on the budget bill that laid the groundwork for the elimination of the state and local income and sales tax deductions and the capping of the property tax deduction," Sherrill said. "When it counted the most, Congressman Frelinghuysen did not stand up for his constituents." Frelinghuysen did vote no on the final bill, which the progressive Institute for Taxation and Economic Policy said made New Jersey one of only four states in the country with an overall tax increase. "Despite ultimately voting against the entire package, Frelinghuysen's behavior and voting record are making some Garden State pundits wonder if he intends to run at all," Wasserman wrote. Frelinghuysen, R-11th Dist. also voted for the House Republican health care bill that the Congressional Budget Office said would leave 23 million more Americans without insurance. He backed legislation that offered tax breaks to victims of Hurricanes  Harvey, Irma and Maria that were denied to those suffering property damage due to Hurricane Sandy. And he still faces a House ethics complaint after identifying a member of an opposition group to her employer. At the same time, as chairman of the House Appropriations Committee, Frelinghuysen secured $900 million in federal funding for the Gateway project, which includes the construction of new train tunnels under the Hudson River. He also has stepped up his fundraising. He raised $1.2 million through Sept. 30, compared with $588,320 in the previous period. His previous Democratic challenger, Joseph Wenzel, didn't report spending any money. This time around, Sherill brought in $744,014 through Sept. 30. Passaic County Freeholder John Bartlett raised $260,041. Jonathan D. Salant may be reached at jsalant@njadvancemedia.com. Follow him on Twitter @JDSalant or on Facebook. Find NJ.com Politics on Facebook.

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  • Heavy hearts at donut shop morning after owner's tragic deathHeavy hearts at donut shop morning after owner's tragic death

    Jose "Joseph" Furtado, 65, of Haledon died Thursday night when he was struck by a van as he swept leaves in the drive-thru Watch video Just 10 hours after his father was struck and killed in the drive thru of the family's Dunkin' Donuts, Brian Furtado entered the store's brightly lit kitchen and struggled to keep his pain in check. Though his heart was heavy and his face clearly pained, Furtado moved quickly, focused more on the task at hand rather than the events from the night before. "We opened a little later than normal today. We have to keep going for him," said Furtdado, 38. Brian Furtado, 38, said his father Jose was "all about work." Furtado opened the store hours after his father was tragically killed while sweeping leaves in the drive-through. (Anthony G. Attrino | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com)Anthony G. Attrino | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com  Jose "Joseph" Furtado, 65, of Haledon, died Thursday night when he was struck by a van as he swept leaves in the drive-thru of the store on Route 20 South and East 33rd Street, according to authorities and his son. "He was sweeping leaves because he was clean. He cared about keeping the business clean," his son said. Brian Furtado was home when an evening-shift worker called to tell him there had been an accident and an ambulance had taken his father away. "He was bleeding from the head. It doesn't look good," the worker said. Brian Furtado drove to St. Joseph's Medical Center to be near his father but it was too late - the man was pronounced dead shortly after arrival. No charges have been filed against the 59-year-old driver. The accident is under investigation by the Passaic County Prosecutor's Office. Dunkin' Donuts franchise owner Jose "Joseph" Furtado died Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017 when he was hit by a van as he swept leaves out of the drive-through in Paterson.Anthony G. Attrino | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com  Brian Furtado said the driver and his companion bought food in the store moments before the accident. He said many customers leave through the drive-thru because it's an easy way to get back onto Route 20. "The lot is bright outside," Brian Furtado said. "I don't know how they couldn't have seen him." Furtado said the evening-shift workers were "too emotional to talk" about the accident. On Friday morning, a somber mood hung over the store as a half-dozen or so day-shift workers quietly waited on customers.  Outside the store, woman in a brown Dunkin' Donuts apron wiped away a tear as she declined to be interviewed. Customers and workers described Jose Furtado as warm and friendly. "My father loved people," his son said. Jose Furtado immigrated to the United States from Sao Miguel in Portugal in the 1980s. He owned six Dunkin' Donuts stores since coming to America and owned the store on Route 20 with his late wife Maria for more than 30 years, his son said. "My dad was all about work," Brian said proudly. "We work seven days a week. This is our busiest location." As he baked dough on Thursday morning, Brian Furtado was distracted every few minutes by his ringing cellphone. "Yeah, he passed away," Brian told a caller. "Life is crazy," he told another. "It's hard to believe." Opening a giant oven that let out a cloud of steam, Brian said he will struggle to understand his father's death. "It's a tragedy. How can people be working hard every day and then you lose your life because people are careless?" he said.  "My dad was a very friendly person, very loving. If he could help you, he would." As the sun rose, two lines of vehicles merged into the drive-thru lanes - most headed for coffee and breakfast sandwiches before work or school. Many of them knew Jose Furtado and were just learning of the tragedy. "It's so horrible, especially so close to the holidays," said regular customer Millie Brooks, a teacher at Paterson School 26. "The workers here, everyone is so nice. We're a family." Daniel Gray, another regular customer, said he knew Furtado as "Joe" and often spoke to the business owner as he swept the parking lot. "He always talks to the customers," Gray said. "Very nice guy, very nice guy," said drive-thru customer Vickie Williamson. Jacqueline Sears, who stops at the store every morning, said Furtado always had something nice to say. "One day I was a little upset. He was in the parking lot sweeping and he told me 'You're going to be OK,'" Sears said. "Always a nice guy. Always out here helping no matter what." Brian Furtado said the tragedy is especially painful because his mother, Maria, 62, died the same time last year after a long illness. "My mother died Nov. 3 and my father died Nov. 11," he said. "It's sad." In addition to Brian, Jose Furtado is survived by a daughter, Jennifer, and several grandchildren. The family was making funeral arrangements on Friday. Anthony G. Attrino may be reached at tattrino@njadvancemedia.com. Follow him on Twitter @TonyAttrino. Find NJ.com on Facebook.  

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  • Kelly: Why we still don't understand sex abuse43 minutes | Mike KellyKelly: Why we still don't understand sex abuse43 minutes | Mike Kelly

    Survivors of sexual assault and harassment are expected to attend a #MeToo Survivors march on Sunday afternoon in Los Angeles. A picture shows the messages "#MeToo" and #Balancetonporc on the hand of a protester during a gathering against gender-based and sexual violence called by the Effronte-e-s Collective, on the Place de la Republique square in Paris on October 29, 2017.

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  • N.J. football mega-coverage guide: Everything you need for playoff semifinalsN.J. football mega-coverage guide: Everything you need for playoff semifinals

    Find all the previews and picks for the state football semifinals with the NJ.com mega-coverage guide ESSENTIALS • LIVE updates, results and links for sectional semifinals• Complete, statewide semifinals schedule• Statewide stat leaders for Week 10 of the HS football season• Football playoffs 2017: Results and links for Round 1 games• Statewide conference football standings• Updated 2017 NJSIAA football state tournament brackets SECTION SEMIFINAL PREVIEWS/PICKS• North 1: Group 1 | Group 2 | Group 3 | Group 4 | Group 5 • North 2: Group 1 | Group 2 | Group 3 | Group 4 | Group 5• Central: Group 1 | Group 2 | Group 3 | Group 4 | Group 5• South:  Group 1 | Group 2 | Group 3 | Group 4 | Group 5• Non-Public: Group 2 | Group 3 | Group 4 RANKINGS • Top 20• Group and conference MUST-READ CONTENT • N.J.'s 1,000-yard rushers for 2017: Who are the 85 players to make the list (so far)?• Small-school studs: 29 standout players still alive in N.J. football playoffs• Ousted Verona coach blasts district over 'outrageous' investigation, defends coaching tactics• Perennial powers Timber Creek, Delsea ready for showdown• Latest rite of Fall: West Deptford vs. Cedar Creek in a big playoff game• Salem faces Paulsboro in South Jersey Times Game of the Week• Highland happily surprised to be around, facing Hammonton in South Jersey, Group 4 semifinals• 14 bold predictions for sectional semifinal weekend• 21 football players in the 20-touchdown club• Are concussions up or down in N.J. football? Why nobody can answer that question• The top 30 performances from the football quarterfinals• Transgender policy gets overhaul by state athletic association• Voorhees, North Hunterdon football gearing for NJSIAA playoff semifinals• "Unsung Heroes" honored from Times of Trenton area football teams• The 12th Man TD Club of Trenton announces weekly football honors (Week 10)• South Jersey Touchdown Club honors Players of the Week, West Deptford's Paratore feels he belongs• Hot takes from Round 1 of the football playoffs: Thrillers, blowouts and upsets• From Asbury Park to zero-win teams: A-to-Z guide to the playoffs RECRUITING • Rutgers offers preferred walk-on opportunity to South Jersey specialist Zachary Sterr• How does Jaaron Hayek, Rutgers' newest commit, compare to his 2 brothers?• DePaul 3-star OL Khris Banks being patient in deciding his 2nd time around• What have N.J.'s top 50 high school football recruits been up to? Joe Zedalis may be reached at jzedalis@njadvancemedia.com. Follow him on Twitter @josephzedalis. Like NJ.com HS sports on Facebook.

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  • Vintage muscle car sought in hit-and-run death of Marine veteran, formerly of N.J.Vintage muscle car sought in hit-and-run death of Marine veteran, formerly of N.J.

    Dylan Moran, 25, formerly of Vernon, was struck by two vehicles on Nov. 10. A Marine Corps veteran formerly from New Jersey died last week in a hit-and-run crash in California, police said. Dylan Moran, 25, of Tulsa, Okla., was struck by two vehicles at 1:08 a.m. on Nov. 10 on West Chapman Avenue in Orange, California, police said in a news release. Moran, formerly of Vernon, N.J., was in the city on a business trip, police said. He was pronounced dead at the scene. Both vehicles fled the scene of the crash. Police said the vehicles were a forest green 1969 Chevrolet Camaro SS with black racing stripes and a white 2014 Acura SUV.  Stephen Parlee, the driver of the Acura, was arrested and charged with felony hit-and-run causing death, but the driver of the Camaro hasn't been identified, police said.  "This is a unique vehicle and we're confident someone knows of its whereabouts," police said. "We continue to ask for the public's help in locating the outstanding vehicle."  Anyone with more information on this crash can contact the Orange Police Department at 714-744-7444. The city of Orange lies between Anaheim and Santa Ana, California. Moran's mother, Elizabeth Maciag DeGeeter, said her son loved his country, his family and his 1 1/2-year-old daughter, Harper.  "He loved her with his whole heart," Maciag DeGeeter said. "It's so sad his baby girl will never know her daddy or know how much he loved her." She continued: "I'm pleading to the community to help find this other driver, especially the classic car community that may recognize this very distinctive classic '68-'69 Camaro. And help lead us to find who did this to my son."  Moran joined the Marine Corps after high school where he served as a helicopter mechanic in New Orleans according to his obituary.  Moran is survived by his daughter, his parents, brothers and other relatives. Visitation will be held in Wallington at the Warner-Wozniak Funeral Service on 80 Midland Avenue from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Nov. 19. A funeral service will be held at Van Riper-Ellis Broadway Baptist Church 7-01 River Road in Fair Lawn on Nov. 20.  In lieu of flowers, a GoFundMe page has been set up to help the family. Any excess funds will be used to fund an educational trust account for Moran's daughter.  Justin Zaremba may be reached at jzaremba@njadvancemedia.com. Follow him on Twitter @JustinZarembaNJ. Find NJ.com on Facebook. Have information about this story or something else we should be covering? Tell us. nj.com/tips

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  • Small-school studs: 29 standout players still alive in N.J. football playoffsSmall-school studs: 29 standout players still alive in N.J. football playoffs

    Highlighting 29 players still alive in the Group 1 or Group 2 playoffs who can be difference makers in the season's biggest moments.

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  • Accused NYC terrorist's boss was subject of mystery Homeland Security probeAccused NYC terrorist's boss was subject of mystery Homeland Security probe

    Trucking firm was an integral part of investigation by the U.S. Citizen and Immigration Services, a department of Homeland Security. A mile away from the Passaic River in Paterson, on a residential street, sits a non-descript three-story brick apartment building plastered with notices warning people to stay away. Local police and federal officers swarmed the building on Oct. 31 directly following the terrorist attack in New York. The media also descended seeking information about Sayfullo Saipov, the Uzbek national charged with mowing down eight people in a rampage. The Illinois Avenue building was Saipov's most recent official address, the one listed on his New Jersey license. But several residents interviewed said not only did Saipov not live there, but he had in fact never lived there. Public records show another family has occupied the apartment since 2013. As it turns out, at the time of the attack, Saipov lived in another complex, about a ten-minute walk away, residing with his wife and three children. The Illinois Avenue apartment building, though quickly forgotten during the days that followed the tragic event in Tribeca, was on the federal government's radar prior as far back as July, NJ Advance Media has learned.  It was an integral part of a Homeland Security probe, according to documents, that looked at Saipov's employer, a trucking company, which is registered at the same address listed on the alleged attacker's license, federal documents show. The Illinois Avenue address is now part of the FBI's ongoing investigation, the bureau confirmed. The exact details of the July investigation by U.S. Citizen and Immigration Services (USCIS), a department of Homeland Security, are not known. But an NJ Advance Media investigation found that USCIS sought information, through its fraud and national security office, about the owner of the trucking company that employed Saipov by interviewing residents in Clifton in July. Among the responsibilities of USCIS is to ensure immigration benefits are not granted to individuals who pose a threat to national security or public safety, or who seek to defraud the immigration system. Residents of Clifton said they told USCIS that the individual in question was using their address to collect benefits from the Passaic County Social Services office even though he did not live there.  Public records show he lives at another Clifton address in a high-end gated community and drives a Mercedes Benz. He could not be reached for comment because security guards would not allow access to the community.  Saipov, too, received mail at the Illinois Avenue address from federal and state social service agencies, residents said. Three residents said they had never seen Saipov but often saw his mail on top of the mailboxes on the first-floor entrance.  Immigrants in the U.S. could be eligible for various benefits through state and federal programs which provide assistance like medical care, food and nutrition, and supplemental security income. Each program can amount to several hundred dollars a month. Tony Desimone, the director of the Passaic County Board of Social Services, said he is aware of people using fake addresses to collect benefits, but did not comment specifically on the Saipov or the USCIS investigation.  "Unfortunately, a lot of people don't have a permanent address where they have a legal right to be there," Desimone said. "So they will give the address of where they stayed recently. But they may actually be staying with a friend and the friend's landlord doesn't know that they are there." However, he said, the regulations are written in a way that allows a person have to be eligible for nutrition or medical assistance without having a permanent address. It is not known if Saipov was part the USCIS probe in July. Saipov, who came to the U.S. in 2010, received a visa under the Diversity Immigrant Program which seeks to increase the number of immigrants from countries with low rates of U.S. immigration.  Law enforcement authorities have said FBI agents were aware of Saipov before the terror attack because of his contacts with another Uzbek national who was then under investigation for links to terrorism in New York. However, police said in a news conference, Saipov had never been the subject of an FBI or New York police investigation. "He will have some connectivity to individuals who were the subjects of investigation, though he himself was not," said John Miller, the deputy commissioner of intelligence and counterterrorism at the New York City Police Department. They did not say if he had ever been the focus of a New Jersey investigation. Erin Banco may be reached at ebanco@njadvancemedia.com. Follow her on Twitter @ErinBanco. Find NJ.com on Facebook.  

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  • Paterson High School Students and Parents to get Chance to Meet Nearly 30 CollegesPaterson High School Students and Parents to get Chance to Meet Nearly 30 Colleges

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  • St. Paul's CDC to Feed More than 500 Paterson Families for ThanksgivingSt. Paul's CDC to Feed More than 500 Paterson Families for Thanksgiving

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    The 65-year-old was sweeping up leaves at the Paterson business A Dunkin' Donuts worker died after he was struck by a van in the Paterson shop's drive-thru Thursday night, police and the Passaic County Prosecutor's Office said. Jose Furtado, 65, was hit at the Dunkin' Donuts at Rout 20 and East 33rd Street around 7 p.m as he was sweeping up leaves. He was rushed to St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead at 7:46 p.m., the prosecutor's office said. Neither the driver of the 1999 Savana van nor his passenger were hurt. No charges were filed Thursday but an investigation is ongoing, authorities said. The owners of the Dunkin' Donuts say they have closed the shop and are in mourning. The Passaic County Prosecutor's Office asks that anyone with information call the prosecutor's tips line at 1-877-370-PCPO, or send an email to tips@passaiccountynj.org or call Paterson Police Detective Traffic Bureau at 973-321-1112. The Associated Press contributed to this report. Paul Milo may be reached at pmilo@njadvancemedia.com. Follow him on Twitter@PaulMilo2. Find NJ.com on Facebook.    

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