Forget longer school day, educator says

Photo courtesy Danielle Sammarone
Danielle Sammarone

LYNDHURST – Local educator Danielle R. Sammarone is committed to improving performance outcomes for her students – but she’s not convinced that a longer school day is the way to that goal. A fifth-grade science and math teacher at Jefferson School, Sammarone said she came to that conclusion after completing two… Continue Reading

Lyndhurst’s Kesack gets QB tutorial from one of the all-time greats

Photo courtesy Rich Tuero
Lyndhurst’s Danny Kesack (r.) spent the summer getting quarterback lessons from New York Giants Super Bowl MVP Phil
Simms (c.). Lyndhurst head football coach Rich Tuero (l.) also took part in the training sessions.

Giants Super Bowl MVP Simms works with local standout When Danny Kesack returned to the Wesley College football team in Delaware last week, the Lyndhurst native had a little bit of an advantage over the other quarterbacks in the Wesley camp – namely Kesack’s personal tutor. For two… Continue Reading

Former Kearny resident Oyola pens book about faith

Photo courtesy of James Oyola.
Former Kearny resident James Oyola, who carved his niche as a sportswriter in
Florida, has written his fi rst book “Get Out of Your Own Way,” which is available
through or via Oyola’s website,

James Oyola cherishes the time he spent growing up in Kearny. “We moved to Kearny from New York when I was in fifth grade,” said Oyola, now an accomplished published author. “I first went to Franklin School and then I transferred to Lincoln School. I have great memories of Kearny, playing Little League… Continue Reading