No meter fees in borough during holiday season

NORTH ARLINGTON –  Drivers who park in metered spaces in North Arlington will be spared from paying, from Thanksgiving through the New Year’s Day weekend, thanks to a holiday amnesty approved by Mayor Joseph Bianchi and the Borough Council. “This is designed to make the holidays a bit more convenient for… Continue Reading

Kearny’s Sawyer; Nutley’s Watson, Condito sign scholarship letters

Left photo by Jim Hague, Right photo courtesy Joe Piro and Nutley athletics
LEFT: Kearny ace pitcher Corey Sawyer (seated) signs his national letter of intent to attend Seton Hall next September. Seated with Sawyer is his mother Colleen
Johnson. Standing, from l., are Kearny athletic director John Millar, interim principal Linda Rocco and head baseball coach Frank Bifulco. . RIGHT: Nutley
standout athletes Blair Watson (l.) and Anthony Condito are all smiles, holding the hats of the schools of their choice, Watson to Maryland and Condito to

Other than winning a championship, the absolute pinnacle that a high school student/athlete can achieve is a scholarship to college. Last week, at schools like Nutley and Kearny, some top scholar-athletes were rewarded by signing National Letters of Intent to their respective NCAA Division I schools, prestigious institutions that they will attend next fall.… Continue Reading

3 charged with kidnapping Lyndhurst man: police


On Sunday, Nov. 8, at approximately 5:40 p.m., the Lyndhurst Police Department received information from the Wayne Police Department about a possible abduction and assault that may have occurred earlier in the day at a residence in Lyndhurst. At approximately… Continue Reading

Music to stop bullying by

Photo courtesy Gerard Fabiano
Taking a stand against bullying, from l., are Gerard Fabiano, vollleyball player/
honor roll student Michael Feneque, wrestler/WBHS member/honor roll student
Justin Ungab and Adam Ezegelia

BELLEVILLE –  Last year, Belleville High School seniors composed poems on the theme of anti-bullying and one student urged business teacher Gerard Fabiano, also the school’s antibullying coordinator, to draft his own creation. “It came out more like a rap,” Fabiano recalled. So the student suggested that Fabiano put some… Continue Reading

2 cops found guilty of misconduct

BLOOMFIELD –  Following a five-week jury trial in Superior Court, Newark, two Bloomfield police officers were convicted Thursday of official misconduct and related charges in connection with a 2012 motor vehicle stop on the Garden State Parkway. Authorities cited evidence from a dashcam video in one of the cops’ patrol cars… Continue Reading

KPD: Not-so-routine traffic stop

Sometimes, the enforcement of basic traffic laws can lead to discovery of a more serious crime. Such was the case on Friday, Oct. 30, when Officers Daniel Esteves and Dominic Dominguez, on patrol at 4:30 p.m., witnessed a 2008 Chrysler minivan fail to yield to pedestrians in a crosswalk on Kearny… Continue Reading