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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. Englewood Restaurateur Dishes Up 1,000 Of Bergen's 'Best Dumplings' Daily

    Englewood Restaurateur Dishes Up 1,000 Of Bergen's 'Best Dumplings' Daily

    ENGLEWOOD, N.J. — Best Dumplings in Englewood makes 1,000 meals a day. It's a breeze for the shop's general manager, Sunny Hwang, who moved to the U.S. from Korea more than 30 years ago.He explained the shop serves up a different "set meal" each day,  rotating sides throughout the week. These smaller specialty dishes make it easy to produce a thousand of them, Hwang ...

  2. Best Bagel Or Bust For Englewood Shop Owner

    Best Bagel Or Bust For Englewood Shop Owner

    ENGLEWOOD, N.J. — Manhattan Bagel owners will not let you leave their Englewood location unsatisfied."The other day this woman was upset and she left," employee Kais recalls. "[Our owner] ran after her, gave her money back and insisted on making her a new sandwich."The dedication to customers isn't the only thing that keeps people coming back."[Their selection] ...

  3. Former Bus Boy Gambles Life-Savings For Lifelong Dream In Hasbrouck Heights

    Former Bus Boy Gambles Life-Savings For Lifelong Dream In Hasbrouck Heights

    HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, N.J. — Alex Reyes came from the Dominican Republic, worked two jobs for eight years and spent his entire life savings on Fisher's Cafe in Hasbrouck Heights.He's been the owner for 18 years, but the story began long ago."When you have a dream, you have to go after it," Reyes said.He recalls the years where he was working as a bus boy for a diner in Mahwah ...

  4. 'Rap Was Discovered In My Pizzeria,' Englewood Owner Says

    'Rap Was Discovered In My Pizzeria,' Englewood Owner Says

    ENGLEWOOD, N.J. — Crispy Crust Pizza Shop Owner Craig Colombo is quick to point out that rap music was discovered in his Englewood pizzeria.The Sugarhill Gang, an Englewood-based group, is credited with creating the first rap song, Rapper's Delight, in his Palisade Avenue shop.Founding member Henry Lee Jackson was working at Crispy Crust when he performed a portion of Rapper's Delight ...

  5. Report: Alpine Tops Most Expensive Zip Codes In New Jersey

    Report: Alpine Tops Most Expensive Zip Codes In New Jersey

    ALPINE, N.J. — At a median sale price of $2,050,000, Alpine hosts the most expensive homes in New Jersey, according to PropertyShark.A list detailing the most expensive homes in the state showed Alpine taking five of the ten spots.A $35,000,000 home in Mahwah made number two on the list, the most expensive home in Bergen County.PropertyShark's overall list of most expensive zip codes ...

  6. Community Remembers Late Owner Of Lyndhurst's Spiekermann Bakery

    Community Remembers Late Owner Of Lyndhurst's Spiekermann Bakery

    LYNDHURST, N.J. — More than $2,500 had been raised as of Thursday morning on a GoFundMe account honoring the longtime owner of Lyndhurst's Spiekermann Bakery.Joe Spiekermann of Secaucus died on Feb. 3. He was 68 years old."Joe was an angel on earth," childhood friend Tara Krajewski said on the page.All funds will be donated to the Spiekermann family for expenses.

  7. Garfield Historians: It's Not 'Garbage-field'

    Garfield Historians: It's Not 'Garbage-field'

    GARFIELD, N.J. — Former Garfield Historian Elizabeth Gray recalls her students calling Garfield "Garbagefield," and felt compelled to defend the town's history."It's not 'Garbage-field,' Garfield has a tremendous amount of history," Gray said. "95 percent of the residents don’t know [the history], including the students."Gray served as historian for 26 ...

  8. Police: North Arlington Teen Charged With Threats For Violent Drawings

    Police: North Arlington Teen Charged With Threats For Violent Drawings

    NORTH ARLINGTON, N.J. — A North Arlington student was charged with two counts of threats after police investigated him for comments and drawings depicting violence Wednesday, police said.Police on Tuesday were requested to respond to the high school concerning comments and drawings made by the 16-year-old, who was removed from school, police said in a press release."Our ...

  9. Cook At Home For Better Health, Tenafly Boutique Owner Says

    Cook At Home For Better Health, Tenafly Boutique Owner Says

    TENAFLY, N.J — When Karine Abrahamyan came to America, her first job was at Tenafly's Cooktique, a boutique store for cooks. Today, she owns the place.Abrahamyan came to America from Armenian and after some encouragement from friends, her family decided to stay in the states. She came across Cooktique by chance."I came to buy coffee because as an Armenian I love my coffee and ...

  10. Valentine's Day: Bergen County Feeling Loved

    Valentine's Day: Bergen County Feeling Loved

    Whether it was a heart-shaped pizza or a box of chocolates, Bergen County felt the love this Valentine's Day. Daily Voice popped into flower shops, candy stores and pizzerias to catch up with those who are celebrating.When given the choice between chocolate or pizza, Melissa Bazzarelli from Fort Lee's Franco's Metro says it's an easy decision."I prefer the pizza, hands down," ...

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