The Radiology Center’s open MRI keeps patients free from claustrophobia

  LYNDHURST —  Your GP gives you the dreaded news: You’re going to need an MRI. Instantly, fear sets in. The thought of being inside that machine, with that intolerable pounding noise — and the close quarters — is enough to drive anyone who is claustrophobic mad. But at The… Continue Reading

Kearny wrestling team makes strides toward respectability

The Kearny High School wrestling team is certainly going through some growing pains. “We have a young team,” said assistant coach Brian McDonnell, who has been helping head coach Tony Carratura run the program. “We have some kids who have been with us since the (Kearny) Recreation days, but we’re… Continue Reading

NA boys’ basketball team: 10 wins, eight in a row

When the high school basketball season began last month, North Arlington boys’ head coach Rich Corsetto didn’t know what the future had in store for the Vikings. Corsetto, a coaching lifer who is in his third season with the Vikings, knew that he had some of the ingredients into making a good… Continue Reading

Harrison’s Leiras emerging as basketball sharpshooter

The high school basketball season was only a handful of weeks away from beginning and Harrison head boys’ coach Noel Colon was mapping out his lineup. Colon knew that he had a sure-fire scorer at the swing position in junior Quincy Rutherford, someone who averaged close to 18 points per game… Continue Reading

Zheng accepts Millan’s challenge, designs Harrison’s 175th anniversary logo


Harrison High 2015 alumna Jia Wen (Karen) Zheng, class valedictorian, rose to the challenge last year when she was asked to actualize an idea brought forward by Councilman Anselmo Millan — design a new logo for the official town seal to be unveiled with Harrison’s celebration of its 175th anniversary. Click the headline to read more. Continue Reading

KPD: Bloomfield woman had 7 warrants


At approximately 9 p.m. on Jan 2, Officer Jason Rodrigues responded to Walmart to take into custody an alleged shoplifter who had been detained by store security. Police said a warrant check revealed that the suspect, Jaleesa Torres, 26, of Bloomfield, was wanted in seven jurisdictions. Her warrants, they said, ranged… Continue Reading

Deja vu all over again. Again.

Axel Rodriguez

KEARNY –  Yes, faithful readers, that is the same mugshot that accompanied last week’s Kearny police blotter — at which time we noted it had earlier appeared with the Dec. 9 blotter. Axel Rodriguez of Kearny, arrested twice in recent weeks — allegedly trying to shoplift computer equipment from Walmart… Continue Reading

Bagpipes & vocalizing amplify reorganizing

KEARNY –  When the Kearny municipal government held its 2016 reorganization last week, they did it in style, with professional musical accompaniment. Mayor Alberto Santos and Town Council members were escorted into the assembly chambers by George Hayes, a member of the renowned St. Columcille United Gaelic Pipe Band. Fitted… Continue Reading

Lyndhurst/NA wrestling co-op gets new coach in Collins


The truth be told, Joe Collins really had no interest whatsoever in coaching the Lyndhurst/North Arlington High Schools wrestling cooperative. Collins, a former head wrestling coach at Bayonne High, was quite content, thank you, as an accelerated program physics teacher at Lyndhurst High. “I had no desire to coach, probably… Continue Reading