New security protocol for visitors implemented in Kearny schools; Measures follow horrific shooting that took 17 lives in Stoneman Douglas HS in Parkland, Fla.

By Kevin Canessa The Feb. 14 shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., continues to have widespread implications — not just in the Sunshine State, but locally, as well. In response to the awful carnage that took… Continue Reading

Remembering Shawn and Robert … 12 years later

Christmas 2005 was different than others from the get-go. For starters, it wasn’t all that cold that day — and night — and a distinct, annoying fog set over much of the tristate area. I spent much of that day at the home of my aunt and uncle, Annie and Bob Troy, in Middletown, just outside Red Bank. Once things started to wind down, I got into my car and headed home. Continue Reading