Local bank robbed, suspect at large: LPD

Arobber, described as a light-skinned black man, was able to walk away with “several thousand dollars” in cash after he robbed a Hudson City Savings Bank Dec. 3 in Lyndhurst, police Capt. John Valente said. Valente said the robbery took place at the Lewandowski St. branch of HCSB at around 10:04 a.m. when the suspect, who was wearing a dark sweatshirt and a Jets cap, handed a teller a grocerystore plastic bag and told the teller to fill it up with cash. The suspect then fled to Lewandowski St. on foot — though it was not immediately clear where he went thereafter, Valente said. At no time did the suspect brandish a weapon or make threats, Valente said. Valente said it’s possible this robbery is connected to several others at Hudson City Savings Banks in other towns, though he wasn’t able to say what towns specifically. Lyndhurst detectives joined the FBI at the scene and questioned the tellers who were on duty at the time of the robb ery, according to Valente. The robbery remains under investigation, he said.

A robber, described as a light-skinned black man, was able to walk away with “several thousand dollars” in cash after he robbed a Hudson City Savings Bank Dec. 3 in Lyndhurst, police Capt. John Valente said. Valente said the robbery took place at the Lewandowski St. branch of HCSB at around… Continue Reading

Blue Tide boys ready to roll on hardwood

Photos by Jim Hague
The Harrison boys' basketball team will look to junior Quincy Rutherford (l.) and sophomore Johnathan Leiras (r.) to lead the way this season.

Noel Colon enters his third season as the head boys’ basketball coach at Harrison High School and while the Blue Tide players are more comfortable with Colon at the helm, the coach realizes that it’s a different perspective every year. “Every year presents a different challenge,” said Colon, who was a standout… Continue Reading

Boyce returns to lead QP boys’ hoops squad

Photo by Jim Hague
The Queen of Peace basketball program welcomes back alum Christian Boyce
after a four-year absence as head coach. From left are Josh Pierre-Louis, Jeremy
Joseph, Boyce and Ibn Christmas.

After four years away from being the head boys’ basketball coach at his alma mater, Christian Boyce has returned to his roots, namely Queen of Peace High School. “It feels good,” said Boyce, who stepped away a few years ago to pursue educational opportunities, then returned last season as an… Continue Reading

Recycle no more

by Ron Leir
Aftermath of the fi re that consumed the NY-NJ Recycling plant in Lyndhurst.

LYNDHURST –  A Thanksgiving Day fire destroyed the interior of a huge Lyndhurst paper recycling plant whose fire sprinklers were inoperable, according to fire officials. Both the origin and cause of the three-alarm blaze, which brought out firefighters from the township and eight other area communities, were undetermined as of last week.… Continue Reading

Lip syncing for art raises $1,200-plus

Photo courtesy Belleville High School
First-place student winner Chris Scevolli emulates Michael Jackson in Lip Sync

Students and teachers engaged in friendly competition at Belleville High School’s Connie Francis Theatre on Nov. 10 in the school’s first “Faculty vs. Students Lip Sync Battle” in a fundraising effort for the Theater Arts Company’s spring musical “Into the Woods.” Participating students were: Brittney Huaman, Lisvette Concepcion, Mustafa Asali, Christopher Scevolli,… Continue Reading