‘Clear curbs for snow removal’

NORTH ARLINGTON –  Mayor Joseph Bianchi urged borough residents and property owners not to leave their trash cans and/or discarded furniture at curbside in the aftermath of the weekend snowstorm. The mayor cited borough ordinance Chapter 319-20 which states: “No person shall obstruct any street, avenue, road, highway, alley, sidewalk or… Continue Reading

Teachers declare impasse in talks


KEARNY –  Things have gone from bad to worse in contract talks between the Kearny Board of Education and Kearny public school teachers. The Kearny Education Association, which bargains for teachers, guidance counselors, school nurses, child study team members and coaches, has broken off talks. KEA President Marcy Fisher told… Continue Reading

New library chief already well-known to most patrons


NORTH ARLINGTON –  The North Arlington Public Library Board didn’t have to go far to find a new library director. In fact, Leo Bellino was already at the library on Ridge Road working as the children’s librarian when Kristin Nelson vacated the director’s post last year. Reference librarian Kathryn Landis… Continue Reading

KPD: You’re on ‘Candid Camera.’ Don’t smile.


Three female employees of Walmart were arrested Jan. 14 after one of them allegedly used a cell phone to film a 16-year-old shopper using the ladies’ restroom at the Kearny store, police reported. At 8:15 p.m., KPD Officers Daniel Esteves and Andre Fernandes and Sgt. Dave Rakowski responded to the… Continue Reading

Defrauded for game tix, tour, gas: NPD


A resident whose credit card was fraudulently used to buy tickets to a WNBA game reported the crime — and other instances of credit-card fraud — to the Nutley Police Department. Police said the victim got a phone call from his bank about suspicious charges on his card. In… Continue Reading

Belleville man guilty in Newark assaults

BELLEVILLE –  A 21-year-old Belleville man faces up to 30 years in prison following his conviction last week for two armed assaults in Newark in 2014. Last Wednesday, Jan. 20, after two hours of deliberation, a Superior Court jury sitting in Newark found Freddies Cresporios guilty of robbery, aggravated assault… Continue Reading

An old school doctor dedicated to profession

Former Harrison Health Officer Karen Comer, who retired after more than 25 years on the job in December 2011, remembered Dr. Stanley Siwek as “the only doctor we knew [at the then-municipal health clinic] who would do house calls.” Comer, among those attending last week’s ribbon-cutting for Harrison’s new health center… Continue Reading