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Arthur Augustyn

Community Reporter aaugustyn@dailyvoice.com

Arthur Augustyn grew up in Massachusetts, went to school in New York and lived in California before joining Daily Voice's team in New Jersey. His past work at local newspapers and global websites has given him a broad range of experiences to pull from when he's out reporting. 

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  1. Chow Gofer Offers Convenience For Busy Folk And Businesses In Hackensack

    Chow Gofer Offers Convenience For Busy Folk And Businesses In Hackensack

    FORT LEE, N.J. — There's a number of things you can buy in Bergen County, but how much would you spend to save yourself some time?ChowGofer, based in Fort Lee, is a relatively new service that deals in saving time."We’re a service that equals in [customers'] head to convenience," ChowGofer CEO Lawrence Rapoport said.The business was founded by three Fort Lee locals, including ...

  2. Non-Profit Creates Community For Individuals With Autism In Hackensack

    Non-Profit Creates Community For Individuals With Autism In Hackensack

    PASSAIC, N.J. — New Jersey has the highest prevalence of people with autism. According to Executive Director of POAC Autism Services Gary Weitzen, one in every 44 individuals has autism in the state.The non-profit organization POAC, seeks to create a sense of community for people who have autism, or have a child or relative with autism. The organization holds support groups in the city ...

  3. Ridgefield Park Deli Runs On Family

    Ridgefield Park Deli Runs On Family

    RIDGEFIELD PARK, N.J. — The family at Lulu's Deli in Ridgefield Park has recently gotten a lot bigger."We’re like a family, [our customers] are our extended family," said Sharen Sullivan, the owner of Lulu's Deli.The family operating the deli have worked in other towns before but they hold Ridgefield Park in high regard.RELATED: Ridgefield Park Pizzeria Attracts Colorful ...

  4. Retired Anesthesiologist Turns To Musical Recording In Tenafly

    Retired Anesthesiologist Turns To Musical Recording In Tenafly

    TENAFLY, N.J. — A concert ends and immediately it's clear: that was one of the best performances you've ever heard. But now it's locked away in your mind's spotty memory. It's gone.Tenafly's Alan Van Poznak didn't think that was right. He started recording."I would hear [music] and I would think ‘this is so wonderful, just to have it be lost is not right.' It should be saved," ...

  5. Psychedelic Musician Performs Genre-Defying Tunes In Hackensack

    Psychedelic Musician Performs Genre-Defying Tunes In Hackensack

    GLEN ROCK, N.J. — If music was a brain, then the songs performed by Will Wood and the Tapeworms would be what would happen if all the synapses lit up at once.Based out of Glen Rock, Singer/Songwriter Will Wood is the eccentric brains of the eclectic band that's performed around Bergen and Passaic Counties including Hackensack, Garfield, Paramus, Ridgewood, Rutherford and Clifton.His ...

  6. Garfield Council Members Mix Family And Politics

    Garfield Council Members Mix Family And Politics

    GARFIELD, N.J. — There's an old expression that if you want to keep things civil at the family dinner table never bring up politics.The Delaney family has taken a different approach.Father and daughter duo Joe and Erin Delaney were sworn into Garfield's city council earlier this month. This is the first election and government position for Erin Delaney, while her father has served the ...

  7. Ridgefield Park Pizzeria Attracts Colorful Characters

    Ridgefield Park Pizzeria Attracts Colorful Characters

    RIDGEFIELD PARK, N.J. — Pizzerias are scattered across all of New Jersey, but a neighborhood pizza place like Dante's in Ridgefield Park can become a part of a town the longer it's around for.Dante's Owner Danny Lita knows how a local pizza place can contribute to a sense of community."It’s like Cheers where everyone knows your name," Lita said.Lita has had his pizza place in ...

  8. Wood-Ridge School Challenges Kids To Build Towering Plastic Structures

    Wood-Ridge School Challenges Kids To Build Towering Plastic Structures

    WOOD RIDGE, N.J. — Kids are taught not to play with their food, but what about their recycling?The Wood-Ridge Public Education Foundation hosted a recycling contest for kids at Catherine E. Doyle Elementary School. The contest is a part of Pepsico Recycle Rally.Each class was tasked with collecting bottle caps from home and bringing them in to create a structure that was graded on ...

  9. Why Are There So Many Dallas Cowboys Fans In NJ? Hackensack Fans Explain

    Why Are There So Many Dallas Cowboys Fans In NJ? Hackensack Fans Explain

    RIDGEFIELD PARK, N.J. — The New York Giants were eliminated from NFL Playoffs last week, but for many Bergen County football fans, their No. 1 team still has a shot: the Dallas Cowboys."When you’re a kid you associate the Cowboys with being the good guys," Ridgefield Park resident Victor Negron said.Since he saw his first football game at 5 years old, Negron has rooted for the ...

  10. Fort Lee Funeral Director Stars In Popular Music Videos

    Fort Lee Funeral Director Stars In Popular Music Videos

    FORT LEE, N.J. — A year ago, Fort Lee's Frank Rogriguez began sending friends and family his performances of Cuban music.Now "Toca Tuesdays" is part of his weekly routine and he shares the videos on Facebook."If I miss a Tuesday they'll say, 'Where’s the video?'” Rodriguez said. "One of them said it was a reprieve for them during the day. They look forward to sitting ...

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