Top 10 Tri-Boro Stories for July
Death of soldier, rescue of unconscious man among most-read stories.
U.S. Army Spc. Jonathan Batista was killed in Afghanistan while serving his first deployment. He was a resident of Kinnelon.
The Kinnelon community mourned the death of Batista, but also honored him by lining Kinnelon Road with American flags the day his body was brought to Our Lady of the Magnificat Church for funeral services.
The story of Timothy Carney, whose family reported him missing in 2004, being found continued to be of interest to tri-boro residents in July.
A girl was transported to the hospital after police said she was injured when another swimmer dove on top of her into the lake.
The St. Anthony of Padua School community continued to grieve over the closure of their school in July, after it was announced the school would be closing in June.
A 38-year-old man was brought out of a burning Bloomingdale residence that fire officials were able to put out. The home was later deemed "uninhabitable" and the man released himself from the hospital.
Two men were arrested in Kinnelon July 19 after police said they found heroin during a search of the vehicle they were in.
Spc. Jonathan Batista was eulogized by a U.S. Army general at his funeral at Our Lady of the Magnificat Church.
A Clifton teen was charged with assault by auto and DWI after he was allegedly responsible for a crash on Route 23 that sent six, including himself, to the hospital. The most injured in the crash was his teenage brother, who was in critical condition after suffering a head injury. The driver has applied for the Morris County Pre Trial Intervention program to attempt to avoid jail time.