Arson reported at bathrooms in township park: NPD

The Nutley Parks Department reported possible arson Oct. 19 in two bathrooms at Booth Park, off Harrison St., according to reports. During their investigation, police said they found significant damage to the bathrooms. A men’s room mirror was shattered, light bulbs were broken, a toilet tank was broken and a… Continue Reading

KPD: Car was infested with roaches


At about 8 p.m. last Wednesday, Oct. 21, KPD Sgt. Charles Smith conducted a motor vehicle stop on Quincy Ave., west of Kearny Ave. While Smith was interviewing the driver, Winicius DeJesus, 22, of Newark, backup Officers Chris Manolis and Daniel Esteves approached the passenger side of the vehicle and reportedly… Continue Reading

New apartments coming to Ridge Road?

Rendering courtesy Gary Bennett
Rendering of apartment building proposed for Ridge Lumber site.

NORTH ARLINGTON – A commercial eyesore on North Arlington’s main drag will be removed and replaced with a functioning ratable if a development team has its way. Kearny attorney Gary Bennett appeared recently before the borough governing body to present a conceptual plan, on behalf of Woodcrest Property Partners LLC… Continue Reading

3 nabbed in shooting outside club: ECPO

The Essex County Prosecutor’s Office has confirmed a published report that three individuals have been apprehended in connection with the fatal shooting of a man outside a Belleville strip club on Oct. 8. Katherine Carter, spokeswoman for the ECPO, confirmed as “accurate” a report by Patch that Yanafi Mojica, 31, Armand… Continue Reading

Municipal Alliance gets helping hand

The Hudson County Coalition for a Drug-Free Community (DFC), with help from Partners in Prevention, has been awarded a grant to assist the Kearny Municipal Alliance in combatting youth substance abuse. Michael Botticelli, director of National Drug Control Policy, announced that the coalition is one of nearly 700 agencies to receive… Continue Reading

Kearny boys beat Union City, 3-2, for second straight county soccer title

Photo by Robert Rodriguez
The 2015 Hudson County Soccer Champion Kearny Kardinals

Najarro’s 2-goal spurt the difference for Kards, first-ever repeat champs HARRISON –  In the seven-year history of the Hudson County Soccer Tournament, there has never been a repeat champion. That is, until now. And that’s because the Kardinals beat Union City, 3-2, for the county… Continue Reading

Lady Kards capture soccer championship

Photo by Alyssa Ventoso
The 2015 Kearny High School girls soccer team head over to celebrate their Hudson County
Championship with the crowd at Harrison High School. The Kards beat Bayonne High School 1-0.

HARRISON–  It’s getting to the point, now, where the Hudson County Girls’ Soccer Tournament might just need to be renamed the Lady Kards Annual County Soccer Championship. That’s because for the seventh time in as many years as the tournament has existed, the now 16-3 Kardinals won it all Saturday afternoon at… Continue Reading

A century of Goodwill

Photo by Karen Zautyk

HARRISON –  When we received an invitation to a special event last Wednesday at Goodwill Industries’ Harrison headquarters, we were delighted — because whenever we visit there, we leave uplifted, and impressed, by the work being done and by the people we meet. This time, though, we were also thoroughly surprised: The… Continue Reading