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The Queen of Peace Knights of Columbus recently concluded its annual Eighth-Grade Spelling Bee and Ian Soto of the North Arlington Veterans Middle School, right, is this year’s champion speller and is invited to compete in the Knights Newark Regional Spelling Bee March 19 for a chance to vie in the Knights NJ State Finals. Alexander Blazquez, left, of Queen of Peace Grammar School, finished second and will be the alternate. The Knights thank all the youngsters who participated — and Queen of Peace Grammar School and the North Arlington Veteran Middle School. Photo by Bill Mackey

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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.