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Despite a last-minute appeal by St. Anthony’s High School in Jersey City, along with Hall of Fame basketball coach Bob Hurley and other school officials, the Archdiocese of Newark said the school will close by the end of the school year. “The news that Saint Anthony’s High School will close at the end of the year is devastating to say the least, and a tremendous loss for the entire Jersey City community,” said Mayor Steven Fulop. “We know this was a difficult decision for everyone involved and that Coach Hurley and the entire board and administration fought until the end. Saint Anthony’s had a reputation that went far beyond the national recognition as the best boy’s high school basketball team in the country. It was known as a place that provided students from an urban area a strong academic and moral education and the skills to become future leaders. We are all saddened by this news today.” Click here for more.

The Hoboken Police Department promoted four officers in a ceremony at City Hall led by Chief of Police Ken Ferrante and Mayor Dawn Zimmer in front of a packed room of family, friends, and officials. Sergeants Edgardo Cruz and Corrado Allegretta were promoted to the rank of lieutenant. Detectives Nicholas Burke and Jill Costello were promoted to the rank of sergeant. Burke said he has been with the Hoboken Police Department since 1995 and always knew he wanted to serve. “I’ve always had dreams and aspirations of being a civil servant in my hometown,” said the born and raised Hobokenite. “To me it was a lifelong dream to join the ranks of being a supervisor with my 22 years of service.” Click here for more.

The Secaucus Police Department hosted an awards ceremony at Town Hall on March 31, honoring more than two dozen officers for their exceptional bravery and professionalism in 2016. “In the nature of police work, we go on calls, we deal with things, and we go on to the next thing,” Chief Kevin Flaherty said to the honorees. “And sometimes we forget when we’re moving forward to look at the past. This way, we can look at what happened in 2016.” One group of officers who received the “Excellent Police Service Award” – based upon dedication, perseverance, skill, motivation, capability, or a highly credible accomplishment – saved a woman from a drug overdose last year. Click here for more.

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