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  • Last-minute heroics, tourney upsets, and other hot topics in HS ice hockeyLast-minute heroics, tourney upsets, and other hot topics in HS ice hockey

    Check out the biggest stories in N.J. ice hockey from this week.

    NJ.com / 22 min. ago
  • Girls basketball Players of the Week for all 15 conferences, Jan. 8-14Girls basketball Players of the Week for all 15 conferences, Jan. 8-14

    Who shined in the past week on the basketball court?

    NJ.com / 1 h. 25 min. ago
  • Man charged with initiating police chase, fiery crash gets plea offerMan charged with initiating police chase, fiery crash gets plea offer

    Leo Pinkston, of Jersey City, would face five years in prison under the deal offered by the Hudson County Prosecutor's Office. JERSEY CITY - The state has offered a plea deal to the man accused of leading police on the high-speed chase across the city that ended in a fiery crash last year, but it remains to be determined if or when the trial will begin for the 48-year-old. Leo Pinkston, of Jersey City, would face five years in prison under the deal offered by the Hudson County Prosecutor's Office for pleading guilty to eluding police. He would also be sentenced to a 18-month concurrent sentence for fourth degree aggravated assault.  The charges, stemming from a June 4 pursuit that left an innocent man with severe burns and multiple broken bones, made national headlines when police were caught on film kicking 28-year-old Miguel Feliz in the head and ribs when he emerged from his burning car.  Four police officers were recently indicted for their roles in the six-mile chase on charges ranging from attempted murder to misconduct. Those indictments are expected to complicate Pinkston's trial.  During a hearing Tuesday morning, Superior Court Judge Mark Nelson set a trial date for March 27 because Pinkston requires a speedy trial since he is being held in jail. Assistant Prosecutor Najma Rana, however, told to Nelson she may not be ready for trial because she is prosecuting three other cases that month.  Nelson told Rana if she were unable to fit the trial into the schedule, the state would need to present a new prosecutor. Defense attorney Thomas Ashley said he had planned to subpoena officers involved in the fiery crash, but the indictments would now allow those cops to invoke their Fifth Amendment right to remain silent.  Ashley also asked Nelson to reconsider Pinkston's detention, saying his client was "terrorized" on the night of pursuit and his civil rights were violated. He said Pinkston would be prepared to submit drug tests weekly so he can return to work and help support his wife and five children.  Nelson rejected Ashley's request, citing the state's position that Pinkston has a dated history of violent conviction, including attempted murder out of Florida. Pinkston has signaled he may sue Jersey City for damages to his car -- which was destroyed in the crash -- and hospital bills. The 48-year-old was shot in the thigh during the pursuit.  He is expected back in court on Feb. 5 for a plea cutoff hearing. Ashley told The Jersey Journal Pinkston is not prepared to accept an offer that would land him in jail for four or five years. If the trial gets postponed, which appears likely, Pinkston would potentially be released from custody.  Caitlin Mota may be reached at cmota@jjournal.com. Follow her on Twitter @caitlin_mota. Find The Jersey Journal on Facebook.

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  • Bayonne High School Juniors and Seniors Invited to Apply for ScholarshipBayonne High School Juniors and Seniors Invited to Apply for Scholarship

    Bayonne  Mayor Jimmy Davis announced that high school seniors and juniors who live in Bayonne are invited to take part in the Louis Bay Future Municipal Leaders Scholarship Competition.  The local competition is open to high school juniors and seniors who are Bayonne residents who plan to continue their education after high school.  This scholarship program is sponsored statewide by the New Jersey State League of Municipalities, which is offering three $1,000 scholarships to winners from across the state.  The purpose of this scholarship is to advance the virtues of elected and volunteer positions in municipal government while raising awareness of municipal government in general.  The scholarship competition is named in honor of Louis Bay II, former Mayor of Hawthorne, New Jersey.    Qualified students who are residents of Bayonne need to do two things to enter the scholarship contest: 1) Fill out an application form, which is available at the Office of the Mayor.  2) Write an essay on the theme “What My Municipal Government Does Best.” The essay should be based on the student’s perceptions and experiences with the City of Bayonne’s municipal government.  The essay should consider the public contributions of your municipal government. The length of the essay should be approximately 500 words.  Essays must be submitted to Mayor Davis’s office in hard copy by Friday, March 9, 2018, at 4:30 p.m., along with the application form.                  Judging will be based solely on the essay.  Please do not include any other information such as transcripts or references.  Judging criteria will include the appropriateness of the essay’s theme; effective articulation of the theme; originality; technical composition; spelling; and syntax.                 A committee established by Mayor Davis will judge the essays submitted by Bayonne resident students.  The Bayonne committee will select the winning local entry.  By April 2, that entry will be sent to the New Jersey State League of Municipalities in Trenton, along with a list of all other entrants, who will receive certificates of participation.  On May 4, the League of Municipalities will announce fifteen statewide finalists and three statewide winners.  Between May 9 and May 25, awards will be presented to the three scholarship winners in local ceremonies around the state.                    The New Jersey State League of Municipalities is a voluntary organization created to help communities do a better job of self-government through pooling information, resources, and brainpower. The League is authorized by state statute, and has been serving local officials throughout New Jersey since 1915.  All of New Jersey’s 565 municipalities are members of the League.  The highlight of the League’s activities is its annual conference, which is held each November at the Atlantic City Convention Center.  At the 2017 League Conference, more than 16,000 delegates, participants, and guests attended, representing the largest municipal gathering in the country.  Share this: The post Bayonne High School Juniors and Seniors Invited to Apply for Scholarship appeared first on River View Observer.

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  • Jan. 16 weight class rankings: A new No. 1 among many huge shifts Jan. 16 weight class rankings: A new No. 1 among many huge shifts

    A former state champion re-classified this week to highlight several weight-class changes

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  • N.J. boys basketball makes history with 3 McDonald's All-American selectionsN.J. boys basketball makes history with 3 McDonald's All-American selections

    Which three players will have a chance to shine on the national stage? For the first time in the McDonald's All-American game's 41-year history, New Jersey will have three representatives taking the floor. Roselle Catholic's Naz Reid as well as Jahvon Quinerly and Louis King of Hudson Catholic will all suit up for the All-American game on Wednesday, March 28 at Atlanta's Philips Arena at 7 p.m. The game will be aired on ESPN and tickets are available through ticketmaster.  The history-making trio come after New Jersey did not have any representatives the last two years. Quinerly and King are the first All-American selections in Hudson Catholic boys hoops history and the first N.J. teammates picked since Luol Deng and Charlie Villaneuva made the game as teammates at Blair Academy in 2003. Reid is Roselle Catholic's first selection since Isaiah Briscoe competed in 2015. Reid is committed to LSU and is ranked 18th in ESPN's Top 100 recruits from the class of 2018. The forward is averaging 16.9 points and 9.1 rebounds for Roselle Catholic, No. 1 in the NJ.com Top 20. Quinerly is uncommitted, but is often regarded as one of the top point guards in the class of 2018. He is ranked 23rd in the ESPN 100 and is averaging 14.9 points and 6.4 assists for Hudson Catholic, No. 2 in the NJ.com Top 20. King is committed to Oregon and is ranked 21st in the ESPN 100. The small forward is averaging 19.1 points per game and has helped Hudson Catholic to a 7-3 start to the season. Richard Greco may be reached at rgreco@njadvancemedia.com. Follow him on Twitter @Richard_V_Greco. Like NJ.com HS sports on Facebook.

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  • State doesn't want to give man charged with sex assault opportunity to get away againState doesn't want to give man charged with sex assault opportunity to get away again

    JERSEY CITY -- He got away once, and now the state doesn't want to give an accused child molester the chance to do it again. The state has moved to detain Luis Bescome, 31, of Queens, New York, who is charged with sexually assaulting a 10-year-old Union City girl.

    Jersey City News / 3 h. 9 min. ago
  • State doesn't want to give accused child molester opportunity to get away againState doesn't want to give accused child molester opportunity to get away again

    The state has moved to detain a New York man accused of sexually assaulting a 10-year-old Union City girl who was quickly arrested after Friday's incident but escaped and was rearrested the next day. Remi, the Maywood Police Department dog who helped recapture a man who was charged with sexually assaulting a 10-year-old girl in Union City. (Maywood Police Department photo)  JERSEY CITY -- He got away once, and now the state doesn't want to give an accused child molester the chance to do it again. The state has moved to detain Luis Bescome, 31, of Queens, New York, who is charged with sexually assaulting a 10-year-old Union City girl. Bescome was quickly arrested after Friday's incident, but escaped and rearrested the next day. On Sunday, Luis Bescome, 31, of Queens, made his first court appearance on the charges of sexual assault and endangering the welfare of a child in connection to the alleged sexual assault of the girl outside a Union City apartment building  Friday, officials said. After being recaptured Saturday, he was additionally charged with escape and obstructing a government function, according to the Hudson County Prosecutor's Office.  The state moved to detain Bescome through the course of his prosecution when he made his first appearance on the charges in Criminal Justice Reform Court on Sunday via video link from Hudson County jail in Kearny.  A detention hearing is scheduled for Thursday before Hudson County Superior Court Judge Paul DePascale in the Hudson County Administration building in Jersey City. The girl was able to flee and she alerted an adult who called police and the Hudson County Prosecutor's Office was notified. Bescome was arrested "at a nearby shelter." He was taken to a Prosecutor's Office facility in Jersey City where he escaped "a short time after arriving," officials said. It's not clear how Bescome managed to escape. Union City police spotted him on Saturday at about 11:30 p.m. near 39th Street and arrested him, officials said. Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez credited the Union City Police Department,  the New Jersey State Police, the Maywood Police Department K-9 Unit, the Jersey City Police Department and the Hudson County Sheriff's Office for their assistance. Maywood Police Department Chief David Pegg said today that his department's bloodhound, Remi, played a role in the investigation. The prosecutor's office is releasing no further information at this time.   

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  • Coffee-tossing robber arrested for 3rd time since Thanksgiving: policeCoffee-tossing robber arrested for 3rd time since Thanksgiving: police

    A woman has been charged with pouring hot coffee on an employee of gas station mini-mart before robbing the establishment near the Holland Tunnel in Jersey City last night, police say. JERSEY CITY -- A Jersey City woman has been charged with throwing hot coffee on a gas station mini-mart employee and robbing more than $350 -- the third time since Thanksgiving she is accused accosting someone with liquid. Port Authority police responded to a call of a robbery in progress at the Exxon station on 14th Street and Marin Boulevard at 8:20 p.m. on Jan. 10 and saw April S. Harris, 40, holding a coffee pot inside the store, police said. A 56-year-old employee outside the mini-mart told police Harris threw coffee at him before cleaning out the cash register, Port Authority police spokesman Joe Pentangelo said. Harris complied when ordered to put down the coffee pot and she was arrested, Pentangelo said, adding that police found she had $360 on her. After each of the first two incidents, Harris, who also goes by the name Alicia, was released on her own recognizance. She has not appeared in Criminal Justice Reform Court for her latest charge and is still in Hudson County jail. After her Jan. 10 arrest, police also found there was a warrant for Harris out of Jersey City Municipal Court with a bail set at $2,000, Pentangelo said. Harris was charged with robbery, receiving stolen property and bail jumping before being remanded to the jail in Kearny, Pentangelo said. On Nov. 24, Harris was arrested on a bus at Communipaw and Garfield avenues after police said she sprayed a bus driver with the cleaning liquid Windex. Harris had just gotten on the bus and she apparently grew angry when the bus driver demanded that she either pay the fare or get off the bus, police said. The bus driver told police that this wasn't the first time Harris doused her with liquid. In a prior incident that was not reported, Harris threw hot tea on the bus driver, police were told.  In the Nov. 24, incident, police said Harris said she was bipolar and schizophrenic and that she would punch the bus driver in the face the next time she saw her, the police report said. Harris was evaluated by a Jersey City Medical Center doctor and cleared for incarceration, police said. She was issued a summons through the city's municipal court and given a Dec. 14 court date. Three days later, on Nov. 27, at 10 p.m., police say a gas station store clerk was hospitalized with burns to his face and forehead after Harris threw boiling water and hot coffer in the employee's face. According to a police report, Harris became irate when a debit card she tried to use at the Exxon station at Communipaw and Kennedy Boulevard was declined. She admitted to police that she threw the boiling liquids -- "because she felt like it."  Harris was charged with aggravated assault and taken to the jail. She was released after a detention hearing. Jersey Journal Managing Editor Ron Zeitlinger contributed to this report.  

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  • Christie takes final bow in farewell address | AlbrightChristie takes final bow in farewell address | Albright

    Christie boasted that he saved the state from the "brink of financial ruin." Gov. Christie bid lawmakers farewell Jan. 9 on a tide of self-congratulations on his accomplish in the last eight years. He deserved them.  Popularity aside, Christie left a legacy engraved by Alfred Einstein: "We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used to create them." Christie boasted that he saved the state from the "brink of financial ruin." In his final speech to the joint session of the legislature in the State House Assembly chambers, he read off his successes: unemployment was cut from 10 to 5 percent; the private sector created 334,400 new jobs and 102,252 new businesses; more people are employed in the state than any time in history -- 4.3 million; and the unemployment insurance fund changed from a $2 billion debt to a $2 million surplus.  Christie again boasted over the last eight years that "I vetoed more tax increases than any governor in modern American history" and helped push through a cap on property tax increases.  "So, here's my first warning to taxpayers for New Jersey's future: If we do not act in a bi-partisan way to renew the arbitration cap, your property taxes will skyrocket again," Christie said. "The cap expired nine days ago, our progress is at real risk and our Governor-elect has refused to ask the Legislature to act before this cap expired." Christie touted the state's recovery in the wake of Hurricane Sandy and also cited higher education accomplishments, including the Rutgers adding a medical school, schools of public health and a cancer institute. The state university of New Jersey has also gone from 55th to 22nd in National Institutes of Health funding, while Rowan University became a public research institution.  Given a final standing ovation as he entered the chamber, Christie closed: "I came to you eight years ago proud to be one of you. I leave...even prouder to be one of you." Joseph Albright's column appears every week in The Jersey Journal

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  • Liberty State Park advocates see victory ahead on marina plan - NJ.comLiberty State Park advocates see victory ahead on marina plan - NJ.com

    NJ.comLiberty State Park advocates see victory ahead on marina planNJ.comJERSEY CITY -- A Hudson County Superior Court judge said today he will decide by early next week whether to halt a proposed deal between New Jersey and a Texas company that would lead to a new marina on the southern end of Liberty State Park. The judge ...

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  • Pediatric dentist, boyfriend indicted in kid's beating, death threatsPediatric dentist, boyfriend indicted in kid's beating, death threats

    Pediatric dentist Marissa E. Halum, 39, appears in court in Jersey City Jan. 16, 2018, on charges she punched her boyfriend's 8-year-old son and threatened to kill him and his younger sister. From left to right is attorney John Coyle, Halum, attorney Brian Neary and the boyfriend, Benjamin Rosario.

    Jersey City News / 5 h. 30 min. ago
  • Students win scholarships, graduate, make Dean's List | Journal EntriesStudents win scholarships, graduate, make Dean's List | Journal Entries

    Three NJCU undergraduate students have been chosen to receive the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship to study or intern abroad during the 2017-2018 academic year. The NJCU students earning the scholarship for the spring 2018 semester are Hiyasmine Gaskins of Jersey City, a junior majoring in art, who will study in Italy at Florence University of the Arts; Lindsay James of Newark, a junior majoring in economics and political science, who will study at Sejong University in Seoul, South Korea; and Kristine Perez of Jersey City, a junior majoring in criminal justice and minoring in biology, who will study at Sichuan University in Chengdu , China.

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  • Webster to speak at Temple Beth El's 33rd annual MLK serviceWebster to speak at Temple Beth El's 33rd annual MLK service

    Elnardo Webster will be the guest speaker at the Temple Beth El's 33rd annual Martin Luther King Jr. service on Jan. 19, 2018. ( Temple Beth El is preparing its 33rd annual Martin Luther King Jr. service, but the seeds for the service were planted long before the first event in 1986.

    Jersey City News / 5 h. 30 min. ago
  • Liberty State Park advocates see victory ahead on marina planLiberty State Park advocates see victory ahead on marina plan

    Jersey City has sued to stop the plan. A judge said Tuesday he would issue a decision by next week. JERSEY CITY -- A Hudson County Superior Court judge said today he will decide by early next week whether to halt a proposed deal between New Jersey and a Texas company that would lead to a new marina on the southern end of Liberty State Park. The judge's decision not to rule today heartened park advocates, who believe that the plan is dead now that Chris Christie is no longer governor. Today's 11 a.m. hearing concluded just two minutes before Phil Murphy, who has said he opposes the marina plan, succeeded Christie. "Now we're in a safe victory zone of Gov. Murphy being in charge," Sam Pesin, president of Friends of Liberty State Park, told The Jersey Journal after the hearing. "And he has stated that his priority is the preservation of Liberty park as a special treasure for current and future generations." The Texas company, Suntex, operates a marina on the north end of Liberty State Park and is seeking to expand that one by 10 acres and build a new, 45-acre marina on the park's south end. Plans show the new marina would run for nearly a mile by the park's southern picnic area and include slips for about 300 boats. Suntex would also be able to open an office or restaurant on that end of the park. The deal, which came to light in the final weeks of Christie's administration, is opposed by park advocates and many if not all of the city's elected officials. Jersey City filed a lawsuit on Jan. 2 seeking to stop the plan, arguing before Judge Barry Sarkisian today that the state's 1987 lease with Suntex requires the state to conduct a competitive bidding process before moving ahead with the marina expansion plan. Jean L. Cipriani, representing Suntex, argued the lease gives Suntex the right to refuse a new deal before the state can seek other bidders. Cipriani works for Gilmore & Monahan, Ocean County GOP Chairman George Gilmore's law firm. New Jersey Deputy Attorney General Daren Eppley, representing the state Department of Environmental Protection, which oversees the 1,200-acre park, argued to Sarkisian that the state "acted appropriately." The DEP and Suntex agreed in late December on the terms of a new, 25-year lease, and the deal has to be approved by the State House Commission following three public meetings before the lease can be finalized. "The process should be allowed to play out," Eppley said. Jersey City argued in its lawsuit that the initial lease terms agreed to by the DEP and Suntex are not valid because Suntex did not sign the document within a required 20-day period. Sarkisian said today Suntex did in fact sign the terms sheet within that time period. Liberty Landing Marina, which is run by Suntex Terrence T. McDonald | The Jersey Journal  Terrence T. McDonald may be reached at tmcdonald@jjournal.com. Follow him on Twitter @terrencemcd. Find The Jersey Journal on Facebook.

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  • Pediatric dentist, boyfriend indicted in kid's beating, death threats - NJ.comPediatric dentist, boyfriend indicted in kid's beating, death threats - NJ.com

    NJ.comPediatric dentist, boyfriend indicted in kid's beating, death threatsNJ.comJERSEY CITY -- A pediatric dentist with offices in Jersey City and Bayonne has been indicted on charges of punching and threatening to kill her boyfriend's 8-year-old son -- and the boy's father is now charged, too. Marissa E. Halum, of the 100 block ...

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  • Pediatric dentist, boyfriend indicted in kid's beating, death threatsPediatric dentist, boyfriend indicted in kid's beating, death threats

    A pediatric dentist with offices in Jersey City and Bayonne was arraigned this morning on charges including punching and threatening to kill her boyfriend's 8-year-old son while brandishing a knife in June. JERSEY CITY -- A pediatric dentist with offices in Jersey City and Bayonne has been indicted on charges of punching and threatening to kill her boyfriend's 8-year-old son -- and the boy's father is now charged, too. Marissa E. Halum, of the 100 block of Kensington Avenue in Jersey City, is charged with aggravated assault, making terroristic threats, endangering the welfare of two children and weapons offenses related to a knife, the indictment says. Authorities say on June 29 in Bayonne, Halum struck the boy with an open hand on both sides of his head and face, causing bruising to head, face and ears. She then allegedly punched the boy in the mouth, causing cuts to his nose from his glasses and bruising to his mouth, the complaint says. Halum also brandished a knife and threatened to kill the boy, his 6-year-old his sister and their mother if they told their mother about the incident, the complaint says. Although not arrested at the time, the grand jury also chose to indict the children's father, Benjamin Rosario Jr., on two counts of endangering the welfare of a child regarding his two children, according to the indictment. Not guilty pleas were entered at the hearing by Halum's attorney, John Coyle, and Rosario's attorney, Brian Neary.  Following her arrest, Coyle said Halum is an "extraordinary woman" who has climbed Mount Everest. He said she has sat on the boards of a number of charitable organization and has done charity work in Tibet, Brazil and Africa.  Marissa E. Halum, 39, appears in court in Jersey City yesterday, June 28, 2017, on charges she beat her boyfriend's 8-year-old son and threatened him with a kitchen knife. Michaelangelo Conte | The Jersey Journal  Hudson County Assistant Prosecutor Linda Claude-Oben said today that the current plea offer for Halum and Rosario is pleading guilty to child abuse and receiving sentences of probation. She said if the offer was not accepted by the time of the next hearing in the matter, the offer would become more severe. The indictment does say why Rosario was charged or if he was present at the time of the alleged incident. The most serious offense each faces is endangering the welfare of a child. It is a second degree offense carrying a possible prison sentence of five to 10 years in prison upon conviction. The next hearing in the matter is set for Feb. 26 before Hudson County Superior Court Judge Mark Nelson in the Hudson County Administration Building in Jersey City. The attorneys chose not to comment after the hearing. 

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  • Students win scholarships, graduate, make Dean's List | Journal EntriesStudents win scholarships, graduate, make Dean's List | Journal Entries

    NJCU students awarded International Scholarship Three NJCU undergraduate students have been chosen to receive the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship to study or intern abroad during the 2017-2018 academic year. The NJCU students earning the scholarship for the spring 2018 semester are Hiyasmine Gaskins of Jersey City, a junior majoring in art, who will study in Italy at Florence... NJCU students awarded International Scholarship Three NJCU undergraduate students have been chosen to receive the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship to study or intern abroad during the 2017-2018 academic year. The NJCU students earning the scholarship for the spring 2018 semester are Hiyasmine Gaskins of Jersey City, a junior majoring in art, who will study in Italy at Florence University of the Arts; Lindsay James of Newark, a junior majoring in economics and political science, who will study at Sejong University in Seoul, South Korea; and Kristine Perez of Jersey City, a junior majoring in criminal justice and minoring in biology, who will study at Sichuan University in Chengdu (GMEO), China. Jersey City resident graduates  Sidney Mabeya of Jersey City graduated from Eastern New Mexico University, a state institution offering associate, bachelor, and master degree options.  Meeting, survey for Madison Park renovation Hoboken's Madison Street Park will be redesigned and renovated in order to upgrade old equipment and make better use of limited park space. The  community is invited to provide input on the project. A survey can be filled out at www.hobokennj.gov/madisonparksurvey. The meeting will take place on Tuesday, Jan. 30, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Multi Service Center at 124 Grand St. A second meeting for a public hearing is scheduled for Feb. 5 from 7 to 9 p.m. Hoboken seeking applicants for advisory group Hoboken is seeking applications from city residents interested in participating in Hoboken's Citizen Advisory Group for the Rebuild by Design-Hudson River project. Applications should be submitted by Jan. 31. The volunteer term will be approximately 2 years, or less if the design advances expediently. Members are expected to fully participate, including attendance at a minimum number of meetings. You can apply online at: https://hoboken.seamlessdocs.com/f/rbdcag. Jersey City student named to President's List Jersey City resident Alexandra Sprague was recently named to the President's List at The State University of New York at Potsdam. To achieve the President's List, a student must have completed 12 semester hours, with a grade point average of 3.5 or higher. Jersey City soprano opera finalist Soprano Xueyan Fan of Jersey City is a finalist in the New Jersey Association of Verismo Opera's 29th Annual International Vocal Competition.  Born in China, Fan finished her master's degree at Shanghai Conservatory of Music and is currently studying PDPL at Mannes School of Music. Among her roles, she has performed Fiorlidigi in Cosi Fan Tutte at Verona Conservatory in Italy, the Queen of Night of Die Zauberflote with Manhattan Opera Studio at New York, and Barbarina of Le Nozze di Figaro with Mannes School of Music. Remaining finalists are Joseph Han, Kang Seok Hoon, Helaine Liebman, and Gyuyeon Shanel Shim. Students make UConn's fall Dean's List Alysa Giron of Kearny, Joseph Spagnuolo of Lyndhusrt, Jaclyn Battaglia of Hasbrouck Heights, and Stephanie Welch of Wallington have made the University of Connecticut's 2017 Fall NJ Dean's List.  

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  • Ginger Peach Muffins: Dried fruit is always in season Ginger Peach Muffins: Dried fruit is always in season

    These Ginger Peach Muffins are low in fat and sugar, and if you choose whole wheat flour as your base, they are pretty close to guilt free. Winter is a tough time for fresh produce. Berries cost about a million dollars per pint and have been shipped a thousand miles from the land of sunshine to your local grocer. They are somewhat lackluster in taste and quality. Don't even bother with these subpar fruits. Instead, stick to the frozen variety for use in pancakes and smoothies. They're picked and flash frozen at the height of the summer season and are perfect for use in cooking. Late in the afternoon I found myself with an itch to bake but not a frozen fruit to be found, even in the darkest and unchartered corners of my freezer. Happily, I miraculously had a pantry stuffed with dried fruit. I'm not sure what possessed me to hoard apocalypse-levels of dried pineapple, cranberries, cherries, and prunes, not to mention two varieties of raisins. The dried peaches certainly came in handy when I was in search of a filling for these healthy-ish breakfast muffins. These Ginger Peach Muffins are low in fat and sugar, and if you choose whole wheat flour as your base, they are pretty close to guilt free. Chop the dried peaches about the same size as chocolate chips. Dried apples or pineapples would both make a good substitute here for the peaches. Ginger Peach Muffins1 3/4 cup whole wheat or all purpose flour, or half and half 3/4 cup rolled oats 1/2 cup brown sugar1 tablespoon baking powder1/2 teaspoon baking soda1/2 teaspoon salt1 tablespoon ginger 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon1 cup buttermilk1/3 cup butter, melted2 large eggs1 teaspoon vanilla extract1 tablespoon peach schnapps1 scant cup diced dried peaches, about 4 ounces Preheat your oven to 400 degrees and place about a dozen cupcake liners in the pan, or grease the muffin tin quite well. First, the dry ingredients: place the flour, rolled oats, brown sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt, ginger, and cinnamon in a large mixing bowl. Whisk well to combine. Now the wet ingredients: in a separate bowl, whisk together the buttermilk, melted butter, eggs, vanilla extract, and peach schnapps. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry. Mix until just combined. Stir in the dried peach bits. Spoon about 1/4 cup of the batter into each of the muffin liners. Place the pan on the middle rack of the oven and bake for 20-25 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the middle of the muffin comes out clean. Let the muffins cool for a few minutes in the pan and then remove them to a wire rack. This recipe will yield about a dozen muffins.

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  • Webster to speak at Temple Beth El's 33rd annual MLK serviceWebster to speak at Temple Beth El's 33rd annual MLK service

    Temple Beth El is preparing its 33rd annual Martin Luther King Jr. service, but the seeds for the service were planted long before the first event in 1986. Temple Beth El is preparing its 33rd annual Martin Luther King Jr. service, but the seeds for the service were planted long before the first event in 1986. It was March 1968 and the civil rights leader was scheduled to speak at the AME Zion Church on Bergen Ave in Jersey City, several blocks away from Temple Beth El. "At that time, our rabbi, Samuel Berman, along with Morris Pesin and Milton Gottlieb had the idea to lead a march with Temple Beth El congregants to see Dr. King," said Irwin Rosen, a former Temple Beth El president and current chairman of Beth El's Social Action Committee. "That turned out to be a very inspiring opportunity and it led to this service after Dr. King was assassinated" eight days after speaking there. Over the years, speakers at the event have included Cory Booker, New Jersey's first black U.S. senator, Rep. Donald Payne, Jr., and Glenn Cunningham, Jersey City's first black mayor. This year's event is scheduled for Friday, Jan. 19, at 7:30 p.m. and the guest speaker is former Hudson County Freeholder Elnardo Webster, a Jersey City native, education advocate and former college basketball star at Saint Peter's University. "Irwin Rosen is a longtime friend of mine and he asked me if I would be a part of it," said Webster, the director of the Center for After School & Expanded Learning at SPU. "I was quite taken back by it because I'm an education guy. Many of their past speakers are local politicians and I would always read about the service every year." Webster said he will speak about life experiences that have impacted him and his efforts in making the world a better place in the spirit of King. "It's very exciting," he said. "It's something different for me because I'm speaking on civil rights but I'm trying to put an educational perspective on it, too." As a player at Saint Peter's, Webster -- near or at the top of most of the college's all-time offensive lists -- led the Peacocks to the NIT semifinals in 1968. A dessert reception will follow the service. Temple Beth El is located at 2419 Kennedy Blvd.  

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  • New gov helps swear in Hudson County freeholders, clerkNew gov helps swear in Hudson County freeholders, clerk

    With Gov.-elect Phil Murphy participating, the Hudson County freeholders and the new county clerk were sworn in for new terms on Thursday Jan. 12, 2018, at the freeholders chambers on Pavonia Avenue in Jersey City. The swearing-in came a week after originally scheduled because of the nor'easter that struck the region on Jan. 5. Murphy, who is being sworn in today in Trenton, swore in new Hudson County Clerk E. Junior Maldonado and long-time freeholder Anthony Romano of Hoboken.

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  • Boys basketball Players of the Week for all 15 conferences, Jan. 8-14Boys basketball Players of the Week for all 15 conferences, Jan. 8-14

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  • CHILLY-CHILI-BANG-BANG- Bayonne Heats Winter Brrrs with Chili ContestCHILLY-CHILI-BANG-BANG- Bayonne Heats Winter Brrrs with Chili Contest

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  • News from Bayonne for January 2018 -Bayonne Bridge Update -Black History Essay ContestNews from Bayonne for January 2018 -Bayonne Bridge Update -Black History Essay Contest

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  • Hudson County Community College To Hold Audition for After -School String Ensemble ProgramHudson County Community College To Hold Audition for After -School String Ensemble Program

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