Kearny Bank hosts business program

In an informal talk to business leaders at Kearny Bank headquarters in Fairfield. Chamber of Commerce President Thomas Bracken touted two initiatives designed to boost New Jersey’s economy: funding the state’s Transportation Trust Fund and eliminating or greatly reducing the individual estate tax. “We need to find a permanent, long-term, dedicated funding… Continue Reading

Kearny boys’ and girls’ soccer teams move on to Hudson County finals

There’s a good reason why Kearny has the impressive moniker of “Soccertown, USA.” Soccer has been the predominant sport for ages – and there’s living proof right now with both the boys’ and girls’ soccer teams from Kearny High School. Both the Kearny boys’ and girls’ teams reached… Continue Reading

Kearny’s Ruela heads Rutgers-Newark women’s soccer

Although she’s still just 25 years old and not that far removed from her playing days at Kearny High School, Ariana Ruela is the head coach of a prestigious women’s soccer program at Rutgers- Newark. “I never dreamed it could happen to me this quickly, especially not at 25,” said Ruela, who… Continue Reading

Nutley’s Steck emerges as Maroon Raiders’ leader

Although she’s only a junior, Zoe Steck has inherited a lot of the leadership responsibilities on the Nutley High School girls’ soccer team. “I don’t think of it that it’s any added pressure,” Steck said. “I like the responsibility. I like to think I thrive under pressure. I knew… Continue Reading

A bridge too old gets new life

KEARNY/NORTH ARLINGTON – Two infrastructure projects are moving forward in the West Hudson/South Bergen meadowlands area, one involving motorists using Rt. 7 (Belleville Turnpike) and the other, regional power consumers. The state Department of Transportation has begun working on upgrades to the Conrail Bridge on Rt. 7, about two miles west… Continue Reading

Fatal shooting still mystery

BELLEVILLE –  The Belleville Police Department’s Homicide/Major Crimes Unit and Essex County Prosecutor’s Office are investigating a fatal shooting in the 200 block of Belleville Ave. during the early morning hours last Thursday. A joint press release by Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn A. Murray and Belleville Police Chief Joseph Rotonda… Continue Reading

Fall term: sweeping changes

BELLEVILLE –  New classrooms, updated academic policies and courses, revamped security and staff appointments were all part of the Belleville public schools landscape with the opening of this fall term. Two years ago, the Board of Education adopted an administrators’ recommendation to move all sixth-graders to the Middle School to join… Continue Reading

Don’t text yourself into a traffic stat

You’ve heard of distracted driving. How about distracted walking? We had our first encounter with the latter a couple of weeks ago, when a young man, gazing intently at his cellphone, ignored the red light and stepped off the curb into a usually busy intersection. Luckily, traffic was light at the… Continue Reading