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From left to right: Dan Ward, Director of Social Studies; Mayor James Davis; First Ward City Councilman Neil Carroll; and social studies teacher at Bayonne High School Kelly Sweeney. (SEE BRIEF)
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From left to right: Dan Ward, Director of Social Studies; Mayor James Davis; First Ward City Councilman Neil Carroll; and social studies teacher at Bayonne High School Kelly Sweeney. (SEE BRIEF)

On the Heritage Trail

City officials and educators visited a stop at Dennis Collins Park on Bayonne’s new history and heritage trail. Learn more about the sites by scanning the QR code shown in the photo. Bayonne High School students produced a booklet on the sites.

Special Needs Soccer Academy kicks off

The Special Needs Soccer Academy will kick off on October 3. Registration for the four-week camp is open to Bayonne residents, boys and girls, ages 3 through 21.

The free program meets on Sundays, Oct. 3, 10, 17, 24, from 12 to 1 p.m. at 16th Street Park, and at at Veterans Stadium on October 17.

Registration forms are at City Hall, 630 Avenue C, Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Residents can also register the day of the program at Vets Stadium. For information, call Pete Amadeo at (201) 858-6129 or email bayonnerec@aol.com.

Men charged with alleged assault of Bayonne teen

Four Jersey City men: 26-year-old Nasire Williams;  21-year-old Elijah Sparkman; 19-year-old Deveon Palms; and 23-year-old Xavier Feliciano have been charged relating to the alleged sexual assault of a Bayonne girl, 14, whom they met after she ran away from home earlier this month.

Jersey City police officer pleads guilty 

A Jersey City Police Department officer pleaded guilty to a charge that he traveled to Atlantic City to sexually assault two underage girls, Acting Attorney General Andrew Bruck announced.

Stephen Wilson, 34, from Bayonne, pleaded guilty to one count of second-degree attempted aggravated sexual assault.

The state will recommend a sentence of eight years in state prison. He must register as a sex offender and be subject to parole supervision for life. Sentencing is scheduled for Oct. 21.