Officer Ronald E. Freeman, III In Loving Memory

30 05 2012

BIOGRAPHY

Ronald E. Freeman, III, 36, of Clifton, entered into rest on May 28, 2012. Born in Westwood, he lived most of his life in Clifton.

Ronald was a Police Officer with the Passaic Police Department for the past 16 years and was a member of PBA Local #14. A parishioner of St. Andrew the Apostle RC Church, Clifton, Ronald was a member of the Clifton Moose Lodge # 657.

Devoted father of Ryan. Loving son of Ronald E., Jr. and Connie (Bonfiglio) Freeman of Clifton. Dear brother of Christopher and his wife Charise of Lanoka Harbor. Cherished grandson of Ron and Virginia Freeman, Pal and the late Fred Bonfiglio. Loving uncle of Kaitlyn and Brianna. Cherished love of Valerie Sanchez.

Funeral Friday 10 AM at the Shook Funeral Home, 639 Van Houten Ave., Clifton. Interment, Ascension Cemetery, Airmont, NY. Visiting Thursday 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, donations made to Christopher Freeman to be held in trust for Ryan Freeman’s Education Fund, would be greatly appreciated. http://www.ShookFH.com

VISITATION

Thursday May 31, 2012, 2-4 PM – 7-9 PM at Shook Funeral Home
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FUNERAL SERVICE

Friday June 1, 2012, 10 AM at Shook Funeral Home
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For more information or to donate, please click this link.

http://www.shookfh.com/sitemaker/sites/ShookF1/obit.cgi?user=644008FreemanIII&ref=nf

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Suspicious package forces evacuation in Passaic

17 01 2011
Tuesday, January 11, 2011
Last updated: Tuesday January 11, 2011, 10:05 PM
BY JUSTO BAUTISTA
The Record
STAFF WRITER

PASSAIC — Residents and students were evacuated Tuesday night while a bomb squad from the Passaic County Sheriff’s Department disarmed a “suspicious” package left near the corner of Temple Place and Harding Court, a sheriff’s spokesman said.

There were no injuries.

The package — a cooler with wires protruding — turned out to be “non-explosive,” said Bill Maer, a sheriff’s department spokesman. The cooler also contained batteries.

“There was a power source in the device,” Maer said.

City police and firefighters, the bomb squad, and the Passaic County Prosecutor’s Joint Terrorism Task Force were dispatched to the corner around 6 p.m., after someone spotted the package on the sidewalk in front of two homes, he said.

City police blocked off streets and evacuated residents from both homes and a dozen students from the Tiferes Rav Zvi Aryeh Zemel School on Temple Place, Maer said.

The bomb squad X-rayed the cooler and then disarmed it, Maer said.

The incident was still under investigation Tuesday.

Passaic County Sheriff Richard Berdnik, who was at the scene, called the incident “textbook example of inter-agency cooperation.”

“The quick action of the Passaic Police Department assured that the device was secured, individuals were evacuated and the Sheriff’s Department bomb squad was notified and immediately deployed,” Berdnik said.

E-mail: bautista@northjersey.com

PASSAIC — Residents and students were evacuated Tuesday night while a bomb squad from the Passaic County Sheriff’s Department disarmed a “suspicious” package left near the corner of Temple Place and Harding Court, a sheriff’s spokesman said.

There were no injuries.

The package — a cooler with wires protruding — turned out to be “non-explosive,” said Bill Maer, a sheriff’s department spokesman. The cooler also contained batteries.

“There was a power source in the device,” Maer said.

City police and firefighters, the bomb squad, and the Passaic County Prosecutor’s Joint Terrorism Task Force were dispatched to the corner around 6 p.m., after someone spotted the package on the sidewalk in front of two homes, he said.

City police blocked off streets and evacuated residents from both homes and a dozen students from the Tiferes Rav Zvi Aryeh Zemel School on Temple Place, Maer said.

The bomb squad X-rayed the cooler and then disarmed it, Maer said.

The incident was still under investigation Tuesday.

Passaic County Sheriff Richard Berdnik, who was at the scene, called the incident “textbook example of inter-agency cooperation.”

“The quick action of the Passaic Police Department assured that the device was secured, individuals were evacuated and the Sheriff’s Department bomb squad was notified and immediately deployed,” Berdnik said.

E-mail: bautista@northjersey.com





Protest in Passaic

24 06 2009

A protest will take place on Saturday June 27 in front of City Hall at approximately 12pm in protest of police brutality. For an update on this post please check back often.





Breaking News 2 Robberies in the last 10 minutes by gunpoint

6 01 2009

The passaic police department is on a search for  a green Mercedes older model  with scratches on the side door. Shots were fired at victim #1 but Thank G-D the gunman missed, nothing was taken from him. A 2nd victim was outside the Home Depot in Down town passaic. Victim # 2 was robbed but no shots were fired and a hand gun was displayed.

Update; 11:17Pm 6 Passaic County Units are in passaic searching for the gunman.

PCJN is first to report this story as well as all Breaking News





Record Number of Jewish Ambulances in Passaic on Sunday!

28 07 2008
File photo of a Hatzolah Ambulance in Passaic

File photo of a Hatzolah Ambulance in Passaic

Passaic, NJ – Sunday evening between 6:30 and 6:45 pm, a record number of Jewish ambulances were spotted in Passaic.

And here is the rundown (can I have a drumroll please):

1 Hatzolah of North Jersey ambulance driving down Bond Street.

2 Hatzolah of North Jersey ambulances parked on Reid Avenue (facing in the appropriate directions!).

1 Hatzolah of Passaic / Clifton EMS ambulance parked on the corner of Brook Avenue and Dakota Street (probably distant enough from the corner to avoid ticket-hungry and possibly tape-measure-toting cops).

1 Rutherford Volunteer Ambulance parked in the bus stop (yes, illegally, as all ambulances except ones with Hebrew lettering can do in Passaic) across from the kosher pizzeria on Main Avenue. (Jewish volunteers deserve pizza too.)

1 Pulse Medical Transportation ambulance (marked “SCTU”) driving down Van Houten Avenue in Passaic, with two yarmulka-wearing EMTs inside.

1 Pulse Medical Transportation ambulance (not marked “SCTU”) driving down Main Avenue in Passaic, with one yarmulka-wearing EMT inside.

Get the world records book people on the line! Now Passaic can boast of not only holding the (dubious) record for the town with the most Hatzolah organizations (2), but also of the most Jewish-operated ambulances at one time within a 6 block radius!

In related news, while parked on Main Avenue, someone was overheard asking the driver of the Rutherford ambulance if they were the third Hatzolah in town! PCJN Staff





Passaic woman charged after leaving tot in SUV

16 07 2008

A 33-year-old Passaic woman was charged with endangering the welfare of a child yesterday after she accidentally left a toddler inside her SUV for about three hours in Clifton, police said.

The 2-year-old boy, also of Passaic, was not breathing and had al most no pulse when she finally no ticed him and got help, but the toddler was expected to fully recover, Clifton Detective Sgt. Robert Bracken said last night.

Meira Lebovitz spent part of the day carpooling six children, including several of her own. Later, after dropping off five of the children, she stopped at the Home Depot in Clifton at about 2 p.m., not realizing the 2-year-old was still asleep in the back, the detective said.

While in the store parking lot on Bloomfield Avenue, Lebovitz suddenly noticed she had forgotten to drop off one child, who had fallen asleep in the rear of her Chevrolet Suburban sport utility vehicle, Bracken said. Lebovitz, a friend of the boy’s family, rushed the child into the store, the detective said.

The child was dehydrated, had a temperature of 102.6 degrees Fahrenheit, was not breathing and did not have a noticeable pulse, Bracken said. The boy ap peared to have advanced heat stroke, he said.

Two customers in the store began cardiopulmonary resuscitation on the child as they waited for emergency rescue crews, according to the detective. Nj.com