He’s a star in T-Bone’s universe

HARRISON –  Inside children’s book author Lisa Funari-Willever’s latest book, “T-Bone Takes A Stand for Public Schools,” part of the Nicky Fifth Series, kids from Harrison’s Hamilton School will find a familiar name. Right there, on page 143, T-Bone and other characters are talking about David Dias, one of their… Continue Reading

Despite mishap, water still ‘safe to drink’: DEP

BELLEVILLE –  Belleville residents may have been wondering about a certain notice “about your drinking water” posted on the township website on Jan. 8. It advised that, “Our water system violated drinking water requirements over the past year,” but sought to ease fears by adding “these were not emergencies.” And,… Continue Reading

Bostonian may have stolen Nutley resident’s credit card information: NPD

A Nutley resident’s credit card was used to make several purchases in Massachusetts, including at a Target just outside Boston’s Fenway Park, the Nutley Police Department said. At the Fenway Target, one purchase was made for $1,665; at another Target in Massachusetts, four purchases were made totaling $3,657; at a Family… Continue Reading

‘Perfecting’ her craft in the movies

A native North Arlington daughter hopes to make an impact in the movie industry with the premiere of “Little Miss Perfect” at the Irvine International Film Festival in California on Jan. 21. Billed as a “dark drama/ thriller,” and nominated as the Best Feature Film in the festival, it… Continue Reading

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