Penalties imposed after 2 kittens killed

KEARNY –  One dog was put down and another was put “on probation” after they reportedly mauled two kittens in a residential yard in Kearny. William Pettigrew, a municipal public health investigator, said the incident triggering the enforcement action happened Saturday, April 4, in a yard at the corner of Maple… Continue Reading

Town ‘drafts’ 2 into uniformed ranks

Left photo courtesy HPD; right photo by Ron Leir
Albert Pearson (l.) & Vincent Schwartz

HARRISON –  Albert Pearson did it. So did Vincent Schwartz. They both took advantage of the New Jersey intergovernmental transfer program to get new public safety jobs with the Town of Harrison. As explained by the N.J. Civil Service Commission website, the procedure allows state, county and local employees to… Continue Reading

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

Photo by Jim Hague
New Harrison head football coach Rich Glover Jr. (c.) leads his new team through a blocking drill during a workout last

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

Photo by Jim Hague
From left, former New Jersey Gov. Richard Codey, men’s basketball head
coach Jim Engles, athletic director Lenny Kaplan, Atlantic Sun commissioner
Ted Gumbart, school president Joel Bloom, State Sen. Paul Sarlo and Newark
Mayor Ras Baraka all celebrate NJIT’s entrance into the Atlantic Sun Conference,
ending the school’s stint as the lone NCAA Division I independent.

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

Photo by Jim Hague
From l., Dominic Reo of North Arlington, Giuseppe Gugliuzza of North Arlington, Kearny resident
Kevin Woupes of St. Mary’s of Rutherford, fellow Kearny resident Keon Banks, also of St. Mary’s
and Peter Urgola of Lyndhurst were all teammates on the South All-Stars at the annual Bergen
County Senior All-Star Football Classic last Friday night, a game won by the South, 21-10.

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