PATH system getting much-needed upgrades following Sandy

U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez and U.S. Reps. Albio Sires (D-8th District) and Donald Payne (D-10th District) recently joined the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey’s (PANYNJ) Executive Director Patrick Foye to announce $255,529,424 in federal grants awarded by the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) to repair damage sustained by the… Continue Reading

Blue Tide girls’ soccer: Moving forward

Photo by Jim Hague
Harrison’s girls’ soccer program will look to improve on last year’s 11-9-1
record. Front row, from l., are Chelsy Pineda, Mariah Camt and Marla Rutherford.
Back row, from l., are Lucy Pinto, Tatiana Costa, Ariadene Reyes and head
coach Raphael Viana.

When Raphael Viana took over the Harrison High School girls’ soccer program last year, coming back to coach girls’ soccer at his alma mater, he made some bold predictions that frankly caught some people by surprise. “You know that if you’re going to play soccer in Harrison, you know what you need to… Continue Reading

Courtyard at Lincoln School going green with urban garden

Photos by Chris Brooks
Lincoln School students will learn lessons in ‘green’ technology this year
in the school courtyard, adapted as an outdoor classroom.

KEARNY – As fall classes resume this month, there’ll be a new look to Lincoln Middle School as it starts its second year. During the summer, the school’s courtyard began transitioning into a very special outdoor classroom dedicated to horticulture. One section has a series of long wooden containers stacked… Continue Reading

See WTC beam during NA 9/11 observance

9/11 Memorial at Zadroga Park.

NORTH ARLINGTON –  A steel beam recovered from the WTC, donated to the North Arlington Volunteer Fire Department by the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey in recognition of first responders’ 9/11 efforts, will be available for public viewing during this year’s 9/11 observance. Mayor Joseph Bianchi said… Continue Reading

Driver nabbed in highway hit-run

Jorge Alfredo Velasquez Ruiz

A Belleville man was being held in the Bergen County Jail on $100,000 bail following his arrest last week on multiple charges in connection with a serious hit-run on Rt. 17 in Rutherford, Bergen County Prosecutor John L. Molinelli reported. The motorist, Jorge Alfredo Velasquez Ruiz, allegedly struck a man who… Continue Reading