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RUTGERS RELIEF

Motorists, rejoice: Rutgers Street is finally being repaved! If you’ve driven on Rutgers Street in Belleville, heading to the Rutgers Street Bridge especially, anytime in, oh, let’s say, the last three years, you know that just as you approach the…

Kearny loses two sportsmen too young

It’s never easy when someone dies at a young age. Kearny recently had to endure two tragic losses of two young men with their respective backgrounds in sports. Shawn Mathewson died in an awful traffic accident in Toms River involving…

COP Units doing great things locally

Over the years, we’ve asked police chiefs a question — and the answer is almost always the same. The question: what’s the most important unit in your department? The answer: Community-Oriented Policing Unit (or some variation of that name.) Locally,…

A TRUE KNIGHT

By Lisa Feorenzo & Kevin Canessa Life can change — for the better or worse — in an instant. For Norman “Bogie” Doyle III, some might say a fateful day back in 1992 changed his life for the worse. But…