Pioneer Boys & Girls donates to HCCC

From l., are Joseph Sansone, HCCC vice president for development; Jose Torres,
president of Pioneer Boys & Girls; Kenneth Lindenfelser Sr., fundraising
chairman; and Glen Gabert, president of HCCC.

At the Oct. 22 “Taste of Fall” fundraiser hosted by the Hudson County Community College Foundation’s West Hudson/North Arlington Scholarship Committee, the Pioneer Boys and Girls Club presented a $5,000 donation to the foundation to be used to fund scholarships for HCCC students. The club has been a longtime scholarship partner… Continue Reading

In holiday costume!

Georgeanna McDonough, Kearny Bank’s branch manager, and her ‘Little Friends.’

The traditional Halloween parade at Kearny Bank’s office, 614 Kearny Ave., took place Oct. 30, when students from the local day care center, Little Friends, visited the branch for the annual festivities. While the children were excited to see the Halloween decorations on display, they also enjoyed listening to the story “Our Haunted House” as… Continue Reading

Hotel, eatery, medical offices at Roche site?

BELLEVILLE –  The designated developer of the Roche Diagnostic property in Belleville has completed acquisition of the 19-acre parcel, thereby clearing the way for hammering out a redeveloper agreement with the township. Sonny Jumani, president and partner of Tulfra Real Estate, whose firm was picked in May as “conditional developer” of… Continue Reading

KPD: Back in town, back in cuffs

Jeremy Postel

In May, an 18-year-old Newark man was arrested by the KPD after he allegedly attempted to break into a BMW in Kearny. Last week, he was collared again, this time on criminal warrants, police reported. At 11:30 a.m., Wednesday, Oct. 28, Vice detectives recognized suspect Jeremy Postel standing near the… Continue Reading

Fired firefighter fights back

An East Newark volunteer firefighter who was fired for “conduct unbecoming” and “insubordination” this summer is contesting his dismissal. The former firefighter Edmund McKeown, a resident of Kearny, has retained attorney Jennifer L. Casazza, of the Mark Law Firm in Basking Ridge, who has filed a notice of tort claim, which… Continue Reading

Nutley, Lyndhurst grid teams head to NJSIAA state playoffs

Photos by Jim Hague
August Mustardo (l.) and Devin White are two of the main reasons why Nutley owns an 8-0 record this season. The Maroon
Raiders are headed to the NJSIAA North Jersey Section 2, Group III playoffs as the second seed with the possibility of
playing two more home games at the Nutley Oval.

One team started the high school football season with high expectations – then exceeded those hopes and aspirations with every passing week. The other began the 2015 campaign with despair, losing their first three games, putting themselves in a hole that not a lot of teams recover from. However,… Continue Reading

Second season begins for local soccer teams

Photos by Jim Hague
LEFT: Kearny sophomore forward John Najarro now has 24 goals for the No. 1 seeded Kardinals who begin play in the
NJSIAA North 2, Group IV sectional this week. RIGHT: Lyndhurst junior midfielder Amanda Fulcher is among the top allaround
performers in the state and leads the top-seeded Golden Bears into action in North 2, Group II.

The NJSIAA soccer playoffs kicked off earlier this week and several local teams had high hopes and aspirations of winning sectional and possible state titles in the coming weeks. Six local boys’ teams and five girls’ squads have earned berths in the state tournament, with three local squads, the Kearny boys, the Harrison… Continue Reading

North Arlington’s Neves a goal-scoring force

Photo by Jim Hague
North Arlington senior forward Cristiano Neves.

Two years ago, Cristiano Neves was a defender on the Newark East Side High School soccer team. But Neves wasn’t exactly a happy camper back then. “I really didn’t like playing defense,” Neves said. “I think I’m better as a forward.” Luckily for Neves, his family moved… Continue Reading

SMMC offers free screenings for diabetes, hypertension

According to the American Diabetes Association, nearly 30 million Americans are living with diabetes and 86 million have prediabetes and are at risk for developing diabetes. In recognition of American Diabetes Month, November, St. Michael’s Medical Center, 111 Central Ave., Newark, will host a special diabetes event on Friday, Nov. 13, from… Continue Reading