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KENNEDY DANCERS The Kennedy Dancers, 79 Central Ave., Jersey City, began its annual Fall dance class season on Sept. 6. To receive the dance program's full schedule, visit kennedydancers.org/site/index.php/classes/new-2014-class-schedule.
Kearny's Ray Romano was on his way to a recent doctor's appointment when he stumbled upon the town's farmers market. Having never shopped there, he decided to give it a try.
The U.S. Postal Service, in concert with the FBI, is undertaking a criminal investigation into an Ebola scare at its Logistics & Distribution Center, 1200 Harrison Ave., Kearny, which handles priority mail. Postal inspectors and FBI agents responded to the USPS facility last Thursday morning after a postal employee reportedly found a container with the word "Ebola" written on it.
Get involved in a worthy charity cause and collect a free T-shirt. To encourage participation in next month's Pathways to Independence Walk-A-Thon, Silva Construction is sponsoring a free event T-shirt for each participant who turns in $100 or more in pledges.
If it's true that bad things happen in threes, then Kearny's bridges should be safe from fires for awhile. That is, at least the bridges in South Kearny.
The following account of an air battle in France nearly 100 years ago is from Edgar Gorrell's "History of the American Expeditionary Forces Air Service, 1917-1919": "It was on 2 September that the 148th [Aero Squadron] suffered its greatest losses of the war in one disastrous patrol. " A superior number of Fokkers were attacking several artillery observation planes.
The Kearny Board of Education is seeking to fire Frank Ferraro, the superintendent it placed on an involuntary paid leave in January, by bringing tenure charges against him. At a special meeting held Aug. 12, the BOE voted in closed session 7-1, with John Plaugic dissenting, to certify to the state Commissioner of Education the charges of "conduct unbecoming a superintendent and other just cause for dismissal" against Ferraro.
It was a night six years ago that touched the hearts of many local residents, especially people who live in his hometown of Kearny. June 9, 2008, was a very stormy night and Victor Muniz, a former standout basketball player at Kearny High School, was making his way home through West Hudson Park when a huge tree branch snapped and landed directly on him, paralyzing him from the waist down for the rest of his life.
Man charged with forcing friend to get money from bank Man is facing robbery, assault charges after Flemington arrest Check out this story on mycentraljersey.com: http://mycj.co/1rTUbVJ David Weber was arrested Aug. 4 after an alleged struggle with police outside the TD Bank on Route 202 and charged with aggravated assault, terroristic threats, criminal restraint and resisting arrest. Hunterdon County Prosecutor Anthony P. Kearns III said Monday that police were called to the bank on a report of a fight ensuing inside a minivan.
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