KPD: An appetite for arrest?

Shortly before midnight on Monday, June 15, Kearny police received a report of suspicious persons possibly attempting to enter parked vehicles in the residential neighborhood of Stuyvesant Ave. and Grand Place. At the scene, Officer Ben Wuelfing encountered three teen boys who, when questioned, “advised him that they were in the… Continue Reading

Close call for cop as he fires at oncoming racer

KEARNY –  A Kearny police officer attempting to stop a drag race opened fire on one of the vehicles when its driver attempted to run him over, authorities reported. The Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office, which is handling the case, said the incident occurred at about 10:45 p.m. Saturday, June… Continue Reading

Glover Jr., son of grid legend, gets chance to move Blue Tide forward

HARRISON –  Rich Glover Jr. is too young to remember the incredible athletic exploits of his legendary father. At age 32, the younger Glover can only read about his father, the College Football Hall of Famer, the 1972 Outland Trophy winner as the nation’s top lineman out of the… Continue Reading

Atlantic Sun shines bright on NJIT

NEWARK –  Ever since he took over the job as the head men’s basketball coach at the New Jersey Institute of Technology, Jim Engles would always hear one question when he approached possible recruits. “A lot of the kids I recruited always asked me first, ‘What conference are you in?’” Engles… Continue Reading

Local grid stars have one last game to remember

Strange twist of fate reunites Banks, Urgola OAKLAND –  Kearny native Keon Banks and Lyndhurst’s Peter Urgola had a fateful encounter on the football field when both were freshmen at their respective schools – Banks at St. Mary’s of Rutherford and Urgola at Lyndhurst. “Keon broke my nose,” Urgola said. “I… Continue Reading

Teacher, a resident of Lyndhurst, accused of inappropriate sex with 15-year-old female student, BCPO says

A 32-year-old married Lyndhurst woman, who is a second-grade teacher at a Jersey City charter school, has been arrested and charged with aggravated sexual assault [a first-degree felony] and endangering the welfare of a child [a second-degree felony] after it… Continue Reading

FUSE: Latino focus

LYNDHURST –  Bergen Community College is partnering with the N.J. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce to widen the scope of its FUSE business center program by including Latino entrepreneurs in the mix. The FUSE business center (formerly Regional Accelerator at the Meadowlands) teams with the N.J. Small Business Development Center – both… Continue Reading