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JERSEY CITY BRIEFS

Jersey City man charged in September murder Kenneth Barnes, 19, of Jersey City, was charged on Dec. 13 with murder, attempted murder, two counts of aggravated assault, possession of a firearm for an unlawful purpose,...

SECAUCUS BRIEFS

Middle School students create board games in class Secaucus Middle School students in Amanda Jones’ world history class created interactive board games based on the Epic of Gilgamesh, an epic poem from ancient Mesopotamia that is often regarded as...

NORTH BERGEN BRIEFS

Police Department holds largest promotion ceremony in its history The North Bergen Police Department promoted 16 members Monday, Dec. 12 in a ceremony with family, friends, law enforcement colleagues, and more. The promotion is the largest...

State requests school board audit Board responds

As the Bayonne Board of Education (BBOED) reports a $2 million budget deficit, trustees and local politicians say they will get to the bottom of the issue. Mayor James Davis and 31st District Assemblyman...

Winter festival showcases music Ice rink opens to public

Bayonne High School hosted its first annual Winter Spectacular on the evening of Thursday, December 8. The festival showcased more than 150 students from combined high school and middle school bands, including the high...

Thanks to a Bayonne police officer

To the Editor: How does one find the right words to thank Bayonne police officer David Baccarella whose courage to seek the truth produced results? Officer Baccarella, is, by far, the most outstanding police officer...

This stinks Wipes and waste clog the sewage system

An ongoing drought in the area is worsening the unpleasant odor that’s permeating the city. “More than anything else, we’re having problems with stink because we’re in a drought,” said Tim Boyle, director of the...

Heartfelt gratitude

To the Editor: I would like to extend a special thank you to the wonderful doctors and dentists that extend professional courtesy and are always there to convey their concern and care for me throughout...

Music on Broadway in fourth week UEZ hopes series will benefit local businesses

The Music on Broadway series, hosted jointly by the Bayonne Urban Enterprise Zone (UEZ) and partnering businesses in the zone (which encompasses all of Broadway) is in its fourth week. The concept started as...

Celebrating Sinatra at 101

To the Editor: My annual salute celebrating Frank Sinatra's birthday, December 12, continues. His legions of fans include Peggy King and the All-Star Jazz Trio, big band singer, Harry Prime talent promoter/musician Billy Jon Coogan,...
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