Harrison’s Leiras emerging as basketball sharpshooter

The high school basketball season was only a handful of weeks away from beginning and Harrison head boys’ coach Noel Colon was mapping out his lineup. Colon knew that he had a sure-fire scorer at the swing position in junior Quincy Rutherford, someone who averaged close to 18 points per game… Continue Reading

Zheng accepts Millan’s challenge, designs Harrison’s 175th anniversary logo


Harrison High 2015 alumna Jia Wen (Karen) Zheng, class valedictorian, rose to the challenge last year when she was asked to actualize an idea brought forward by Councilman Anselmo Millan — design a new logo for the official town seal to be unveiled with Harrison’s celebration of its 175th anniversary. Click the headline to read more. Continue Reading

KPD: Bloomfield woman had 7 warrants


At approximately 9 p.m. on Jan 2, Officer Jason Rodrigues responded to Walmart to take into custody an alleged shoplifter who had been detained by store security. Police said a warrant check revealed that the suspect, Jaleesa Torres, 26, of Bloomfield, was wanted in seven jurisdictions. Her warrants, they said, ranged… Continue Reading

Deja vu all over again. Again.

Axel Rodriguez

KEARNY –  Yes, faithful readers, that is the same mugshot that accompanied last week’s Kearny police blotter — at which time we noted it had earlier appeared with the Dec. 9 blotter. Axel Rodriguez of Kearny, arrested twice in recent weeks — allegedly trying to shoplift computer equipment from Walmart… Continue Reading

Bagpipes & vocalizing amplify reorganizing

KEARNY –  When the Kearny municipal government held its 2016 reorganization last week, they did it in style, with professional musical accompaniment. Mayor Alberto Santos and Town Council members were escorted into the assembly chambers by George Hayes, a member of the renowned St. Columcille United Gaelic Pipe Band. Fitted… Continue Reading

Lyndhurst/NA wrestling co-op gets new coach in Collins


The truth be told, Joe Collins really had no interest whatsoever in coaching the Lyndhurst/North Arlington High Schools wrestling cooperative. Collins, a former head wrestling coach at Bayonne High, was quite content, thank you, as an accelerated program physics teacher at Lyndhurst High. “I had no desire to coach, probably… Continue Reading

NA girls’ basketball: Trying to find right rhythm


North Arlington High School girls’ basketball coach Rob Lado believed that his team would be much improved over last season, his first with the program. In fact, Lado scheduled tougher opponents from bigger schools in his independent schedule with the idea that the Vikings could contend with the better competition. But it hasn’t… Continue Reading

Fischer resigns as Belleville grid coach

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It was the spring of 2014 when Joe Fischer proclaimed his happiness about returning once again as the head football coach at Belleville High School, a place he spent four seasons from 2004 through 2007, leading the Buccaneers from their deepest despair, a horrific 33-game losing streak, to their highest… Continue Reading