BCPO: 4 Belleville cops arrested in North Arlington

Four Belleville police officers were among five men arrested Monday, Dec. 5, in the aftermath of a fight at a North Arlington bar on Oct. 21. Police Officers John Clarizio, 32, of Nutley, was charged with simple assault and hindering apprehension; Marco Zarfino, 24, of Belleville, was charged with two counts of simple assault; Jesse McKeough, 28, of Belleville, was charged with simple assault; and Giovanni Casillo, 39, of Wayne, was charged with simple assault. Vasilios Theofanidis, 39, of Lyndhurst, who is not a Belleville cop, was also charged with simple assault. Continue Reading

Campaign’s over: you can breathe easy new (or can you)?

By the time you’re reading this, Election Day 2016 will either be in full-swing – or it’ll be completely over. And for any of you who followed this election process for the last 1 ½ years, if that’s not a welcome notion, I’m not sure what would or could be. But I’m not going to write about the election – all that is to be said has been said, hopefully. Unless, of course, there’s a 2000-like recount – but you can get that news anywhere else if it happens. Continue Reading