Army-Navy game ball makes way from West Point to Metlife Stadium via Kearny, NA and Lyndhurst

Earlier this week, a group of runners left the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, New York, with the game ball for the Dec. 11 Army-Navy game, to be played this year at Metlife Stadium in East Rutherford. Today, the runners stopped at the Sept. 11, 2001, memorial at Zadroga Park in North Arlington with the game ball in hand and paused to remember the victims of the attacks. The runners also posed with residents and first responders. Mayor Daniel H. Pronti, Councilmembers Allison Sheedy, Kirk Del Russo and Brian Fitzhenry and various other dignitaries were on hand to welcome and cheer on the runners who, after departing, made their way to Metlife Stadium via Lyndhurst.

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Kevin A. Canessa Jr. is the editor of and broadcaster at The Observer, a place where he has served on and off since 2006. He is responsible for the editorial content of the newspaper and website, the production of the e-Newspaper, writing several stories per week (including the weekly editorial), conducting live broadcasts on Facebook Live, including a weekly recap of the news — and much more behind the scenes. Between 2006 and 2008, he introduced the newspaper to its first-ever blog — which included podcasts, audio and video. Originally from Jersey City, Kevin lived in Kearny until 2004, lived in Port St. Lucie. Florida, for four years until February 2016 and in March of that year, he moved back to West Hudson to return to The Observer full time. Click Here to send Kevin an email.