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My Best of 2018 in Photojournalism

Happy New Year! Here are my favorite images that I’ve taken for The Jersey Journal newspaper from 2018. And if you want to see more, here are similar posts from previous years: 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011. Thanks for looking!

BAYONNE, N.J., JAN. 4, 2018 — Snow blanketed Bayonne during a winter storm but a few people are out and about and some establishments on Broadway are open for business. (Reena Rose Sibayan | The Jersey Journal)
SECAUCUS, N.J., JAN. 5, 2018 — The Hackensack River was frozen over and covered in snow a day after a snowstorm. (Reena Rose Sibayan | The Jersey Journal)
JERSEY CITY, N.J., JAN. 9, 2018 — Matt Schapiro, with his three children, was sworn in as one of four new board members of the Jersey City Board of Education during the reorganization meeting at School 11. (Reena Rose Sibayan | The Jersey Journal)
JERSEY CITY, N.J., JAN. 11, 2018 — The funeral for Jersey City Police Lt. Christopher Robateau with a procession from McLaughlin Funeral Home on Pavonia Avenue to St. Aedan’s Church on Bergen Avenue. Robateau died in an accident on Jan. 5. (Reena Rose Sibayan | The Jersey Journal)
The casket of Jersey City Police Lt. Christopher Robateau was carried into St. Aedan’s Church. (Reena Rose Sibayan | The Jersey Journal)
Robateau’s widow, Rose, with her three sons, Christopher Robateau Jr., 16, left, Darin, 25, and Michael, 15, hugged the American flag that was draped over his casket after it was presented to her by Police Chief Michael Kelly. (Reena Rose Sibayan | The Jersey Journal)
BAYONNE, N.J., JAN. 18, 2018 — Marist cheerleaders were joined briefly by somebody wearing a Santa Claus costume during the girls basketball game versus Lincoln. Lincoln won, 50-34. (Reena Rose Sibayan | The Jersey Journal)
KEARNY, N.J., JAN. 19, 2018 — Kearny’s Vincent Ruccatano wrestled with Hackensack’s Dale Yehle in the 126-pound bout. Ruccatano won by pin. Kearny won the match, 42-21. (Reena Rose Sibayan | The Jersey Journal)
JERSEY CITY, N.J., JAN. 31, 2018 — Hundreds of mourners attended the funeral at The Heavenly Temple COGIC for Umar King, the deaf man who was killed in a crash during a police pursuit. (Reena Rose Sibayan | The Jersey Journal)
BAYONNE, N.J., FEB. 1, 2018 — Hudson Catholic’s Alexander Sophie, with the message “Eat My Bubbles” written on her back, waited to compete in the girls 500-yard freestyle on the second day of preliminaries of the 2018 Hudson County Interscholastic Athletic League (HCIAL) Swimming Championships at Lincoln Community School. (Reena Rose Sibayan | The Jersey Journal)
The goggles of Bayonne’s Erik Parra slipped down his face as he competed in second heat of the boys 100-yard breaststroke. (Reena Rose Sibayan | The Jersey Journal)
McNair’s Catherine Almuete, left, and Dickinson’s Aracelli Saguil celebrated their second and first place wins, respectively, in the fifth heat of the girls 100-yard backstroke. (Reena Rose Sibayan | The Jersey Journal)
Dickinson’s Enrique Mendoza, left, embraced Union City’s Ranol Handapangoda after winning the third heat of the boys 100-yard backstroke. (Reena Rose Sibayan | The Jersey Journal)
JERSEY CITY, N.J., FEB. 9, 2018 — Michael Testa, 13, left, and his brother Nicholas, 11, showed off their pizza-tossing skills with their sister Chloe, 6, during a break from helping their parents, Carmine and Diana, prepare 15 cheese pizzas they will be donating to St. Lucy’s Shelter at the family-owned Carmine’s Pizza Factory in Downtown Jersey City. The brothers, known as the ‘Jersey Pizza Boys,’ who became viral sensations on YouTube with their pizza-tossing skills, have partnered with online and mobile pizza ordering platform Slice and New York-based non-profit organization Slice Out Hunger to launch ‘Pizza Across America,’ a nationwide effort to help fight hunger, kicking it off on National Pizza Day. (Reena Rose Sibayan | The Jersey Journal)
NORTH BERGEN, N.J., FEB. 15, 2018 — A grand opening party was held for The Duchess, the brand new apartment community on the Hudson riverfront. (Reena Rose Sibayan | The Jersey Journal)
NEWARK, N.J., FEB. 23, 2018 — Waqas Ibrar, 26, wiped away tears as he reads his statement during his sentencing. He was sentenced to 12 years in prison for the Nov. 2, 2015, crash on Route 440 in Bayonne which killed Tyler Sellers and Sabore Worrell. (Reena Rose Sibayan | The Jersey Journal)
Tyron Worrell, Sabore Worrell’s brother, read his impact statement during the sentencing of Waqas Ibrar. (Reena Rose Sibayan | The Jersey Journal)
JERSEY CITY, N.J., MARCH 14, 2018 — Members of the Jersey City Education Assocation (JCEA) teachers union held a march from the Newark Avenue Pedestrian Plaza to City Hall to rally for a new contract. (Reena Rose Sibayan | The Jersey Journal)
JERSEY CITY, N.J., MARCH 14, 2018 — Members of the Jersey City Education Assocation (JCEA) teachers union held a march from the Newark Avenue Pedestrian Plaza to City Hall to rally for a new contract. (Reena Rose Sibayan | The Jersey Journal)
KEARNY, N.J., MARCH 15, 2018 — Friends and family held a vigil for standout soccer star Adrian Velasquez, 19, at Harvey Field. Velasquez was killed in a crash in Delaware on March 9. Velazquez was a star soccer player at Kearny High School where he graduated in 2017. He scored a game-winning goal in the 2016 North Jersey, Section 1, Group 4 final. He was a defensive anchor at Rutgers and was a student in the college of arts and sciences. (Reena Rose Sibayan | The Jersey Journal)
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JERSEY CITY, N.J., MARCH 16, 2018 — Jersey City teachers on strike marched down Claremont Avenue to the Board of Education building on West Side Avenue. (Reena Rose Sibayan | The Jersey Journal)
Jersey City teachers on strike protested outside the Board of Education building on West Side Avenue. (Reena Rose Sibayan | The Jersey Journal)
JERSEY CITY, N.J., MARCH 30, 2018 — Three Episcopal churches in Jersey City organized and led the Fourth Annual Good Friday Stations of the Cross, a two-hour procession to 14 sites of violence in the city’s West District held to remember the victims and honor the suffering of Jesus Christ. (Reena Rose Sibayan | The Jersey Journal)
BAYONNE, N.J., APRIL 2, 2018 — It was already spring but snow had once more fallen in Hudson County and covered this cherry blossom tree on 42nd Street which had already sprung flowers. (Reena Rose Sibayan | The Jersey Journal)
BAYONNE, N.J., APRIL 2, 2018 — One-year-old Parker James Kelly can’t resist tasting the snow at Stephen R. Gregg Park in Bayonne. (Reena Rose Sibayan | The Jersey Journal)
HOBOKEN, N.J., APRIL 4, 2018 — Hoboken’s Aram Assadourian ducked to avoid getting hit by a pitch from Memorial’s Tomas Martinez during the baseball game at John F. Kennedy Stadium. (Reena Rose Sibayan | The Jersey Journal)
JERSEY CITY, N.J., APRIL 10, 2018 — While stealing second base, Ferris’ Desiree Rivera got hit in the face by the glove of Lincoln shortstop Dana Carter who was reaching for the late throw during the softball game at Gateway Field. Ferris defeated Lincoln, 15-0. (Reena Rose Sibayan | The Jersey Journal)
UNION CITY, N.J., APRIL 13, 2018 — Dickinson’s Rafael Solano tagged out Union City’s Matthew Perez at second base during the baseball game at Roosevelt Stadium. Union City won, 8-1. (Reena Rose Sibayan | The Jersey Journal)
JERSEY CITY, N.J., APRIL 16, 2018 — A spring storm drenched the city and flooded streets, including Barbara Place. (Reena Rose Sibayan | The Jersey Journal)
SECAUCUS, N.J., APRIL 20, 2018 — Senior citizens were treated to an evening of dinner, dancing and prizes during the ninth annual Spring Fling prom organized by the Secaucus SAIL (Service Activities Involvelment and Leadership) program at the Secaucus High School Arthur F. Couch Performing Arts Center. Scholarships were also awarded to five SAIL students. (Reena Rose Sibayan | The Jersey Journal)
HOBOKEN, N.J., APRIL 23, 2018 — Port Authority police officers Catherine Conant, center, and Krystal Armenti visited Sathya Priya Senthil and her newborn baby daughter, Sailakshmi Karthik, at the Hoboken University Medical Center hospital. They, along with Port Authority Police Officer DanaFuller, helped to deliver the baby girl in the backseat of an Uber car just outside the Lincoln Tunnel in Weehawken on the way to a hospital in New York City. The baby and her parents were taken to HUMC following the delivery. (Reena Rose Sibayan | The Jersey Journal)
WEEHAWKEN, N.J., MAY 1, 2018 — Local and federal officials celebrated the creation of the New Jersey Regional Fire Boat Task Force with a ceremonial blessing of the fleet at the Chart House Restaurant on the Hudson River waterfront in Weehawken. (Reena Rose Sibayan | The Jersey Journal)
BAYONNE, N.J., MAY 2, 2018 — Mayor Jimmy Davis hosted a luncheon for senior citizens to celebrate Polish Constitution Day at the 4th Street Senior Center. Here, Stella Rakowski wrapped a red scarf around the neck of Davis who forgot to wear a red tie for the occasion. Every month since he was elected mayor, Davis has thrown a party on his own dime for senior citizens celebrating various holidays. (Reena Rose Sibayan | The Jersey Journal)
BAYONNE, N.J., MAY 3, 2018 — Bayonne’s Jansen Pimentel dove for the ball during the volleyball game against Harrison. Bayonne won, 25-19, 25-18. (Reena Rose Sibayan | The Jersey Journal)
JERSEY CITY, N.J., MAY 4, 2018 — Hudson Catholic’s Jimmy Kemp throws a pitch against Ferris during the baseball game at Caven Point Athletic Complex. (Reena Rose Sibayan | The Jersey Journal)
SECAUCUS, N.J., MAY 8, 2018 — Hoboken’s Aram Assadouriam outed Secaucus’ Andrew Kirvin at second base during the baseball game at Kane Stadium. (Reena Rose Sibayan | The Jersey Journal)
Hoboken’s Robert Cabrera was hit by the pitch. (Reena Rose Sibayan | The Jersey Journal)
BAYONNE, N.J., MAY 8, 2018 — Supporters of Mayor Jimmy Davis celebrated his re-election victory outside San Vito Restaurant on Broadway. (Reena Rose Sibayan | The Jersey Journal)
Bayonne Mayor Jimmy Davis celebrated his re-election victory with, from left to right, City Business Administrator Joe DeMarco, spokesman Phil Swibinski and Assemblyman Nicholas Chiaravalloti at the San Vito Restaurant, where he watched the election returns. (Reena Rose Sibayan | The Jersey Journal)
Bayonne Mayor Jimmy Davis celebrated his re-election victory with his son, Joshua, at Villa Maria on Broadway. (Reena Rose Sibayan | The Jersey Journal)
JERSEY CITY, N.J., MAY 9, 2018 — Snyder’s Ava Myskowski slid safely into home plate during the softball game with Marist at Caven Point Athletic Complex. Snyder won, 15-3. (Reena Rose Sibayan | The Jersey Journal)
JERSEY CITY, N.J., MAY 14, 208 — Eric Lubaczewski, executive director of the Polish-American Chamber of Commerce, left, Mayor Steve Fulop, center, and Consul General Maciej Golubiewski, stopped Slawek Platta, who opposes the relocation of the Katyn monument, from approaching the podium any further, during the unveiling of relocation plans for the Polish monument at City Hall. (Reena Rose Sibayan | The Jersey Journal)
NEWARK, N.J., MAY 17, 2018 — Hudson County Community College held its 41st graduation ceremony at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center. (Reena Rose Sibayan | The Jersey Journal)
NEWARK, N.J., MAY 22, 2018 — A graduate wiped away tears of joy during the New Jersey City University commencement ceremony at Prudential Center. (Reena Rose Sibayan | The Jersey Journal)
SECAUCUS, N.J., MAY 23, 2018 — Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken held its 146th undergraduate commencement at the Meadowlands Exposition Center. (Reena Rose Sibayan | The Jersey Journal)
CEDAR GROVE, N.J., MAY 31, 2018 — A couple posed for photos inside a photo booth during the Bayonne High School senior prom at The Grove in Cedar Grove. (Reena Rose Sibayan | The Jersey Journal)
JERSEY CITY, N.J., JUNE 1, 2018 — The Jersey City Department of Public Safety’s Office of Emergency Management & Homeland Security conducted a multi-discipline ‘active shooter’ exercise at the New Jersey City University School of Business located at the Mack-Cali Harborside complex, with students and staff playing the role of victims. (Reena Rose Sibayan | The Jersey Journal)
Members of the Jersey City Police Department Emergency Service Unit hunted for the gunman. (Reena Rose Sibayan | The Jersey Journal)
Members of the Jersey City EMS and Jersey City Fire Department carried a shooting victim on a stretcher. (Reena Rose Sibayan | The Jersey Journal)
BAYONNE, N.J., JUNE 1, 2018 — The Bayonne High School boys volleyball team won the North Jersey Section II finals over Ridge High School. (Reena Rose Sibayan | The Jersey Journal)
The Bayonne High School boys volleyball team celebrated their win over Ridge High School in the North Jersey Section II finals. (Reena Rose Sibayan | The Jersey Journal)
HOBOKEN, N.J., JUNE 8, 2018 — NY Red Bulls’ Bora Turker, right, of Philadelphia, celebrated with Lenny Aviles (80) after scoring the first goal against JEF United during the La Liga Promises youth soccer tournament at Sinatra Park. The NY Red Bulls won, 2-1. (Reena Rose Sibayan | The Jersey Journal)
JERSEY CITY, N.J., JULY 3, 2018 — Jersey City Vigil for Refugees and other community organizations held a pro-immigrant rally at the Newark Avenue Pedestrian Plaza. (Reena Rose Sibayan | The Jersey Journal)
JERSEY CITY, N.J., JULY 4, 2018 — Spectators cheered on Haitian DJ and record producer Michael Brun during the Jersey City’s Fourth of July festival concert. (Reena Rose Sibayan | The Jersey Journal)
Brooklyn-based singer-songwriter Bayli performed during the Jersey City’s Fourth of July festival concert at Exchange Place. (Reena Rose Sibayan | The Jersey Journal)
Rap icon Snoop Dogg headlined the Jersey City’s Fourth of July festival concert at Exchange Place. (Reena Rose Sibayan | The Jersey Journal)
Jersey City’s 2018 Fourth of July fireworks display at Exchange Place. (Reena Rose Sibayan | The Jersey Journal)
Jersey City’s 2018 Fourth of July fireworks display at Exchange Place. (Reena Rose Sibayan | The Jersey Journal)
JERSEY CITY, N.J., JULY 11, 2018 — Police Chief Michael Kelly played volleyball with his officers during the third Rock the Blocks block party which took place in the South District, on Van Nostrand Avenue. The events were co-sponsored by JCPD Community Policing and Blacks in Law Enforcement Serving the Community (BLESC). (Reena Rose Sibayan | The Jersey Journal)
Police officers huddled with kids as they played football during the third Rock the Blocks block party. (Reena Rose Sibayan | The Jersey Journal)
JERSEY CITY, N.J., JULY 12, 2018 — Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Parish held its annual feast on Broadway in Jersey City. (Reena Rose Sibayan | The Jersey Journal)
JERSEY CITY, N.J., JULY 17, 2018 — An JCFD investigator interviewed residents after lightning struck a three-story apartment building on Belvidere Avenue. (Reena Rose Sibayan | The Jersey Journal)
JERSEY CITY, N.J., JULY 19, 2018 — The Jersey City Police Department held a Books & Badges event at the Cunningham Branch Public Library where officers gave away free books and snacks to kids, read them stories, helped them make bookmarks and bracelets, let them look inside a patrol car and talk on its speaker and even try on a bullet-proof vest. Kids also got to collect a CHAT 4 CHANGE badge that will give them a chance to win a prize. (Reena Rose Sibayan | The Jersey Journal)
BAYONNE, N.J., JULY 20, 2018 — Gianna Garcia, 10, of Bayonne, has been fighting a rare form pediatric brain cancer called Anaplastic Ependymoma since May 2016. She and nine other children continue to fight the disease despite no known treatment yet. An annual charity softball game raised funds to help Gianna and her family fight her brain tumor. (Reena Rose Sibayan | The Jersey Journal)
JERSEY CITY, N.J., JULY 20, 2018 — Tom Mullaghy, 87, celebrated his 50th year of owning what could be oldest bar in Jersey City, the Grape Vine Tavern on Newark Avenue. (Reena Rose Sibayan | The Jersey Journal)
UNION CITY, N.J., JULY 25, 2018 — Five hearses for five children killed in a five-alarm fire on 25th Street on July 13 were parked outside St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church during the funeral. (Reena Rose Sibayan | The Jersey Journal)
Mourners carried out caskets of five children who were killed in a five-alarm fire on 25th Street on July 13 during the funeral at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church.(Reena Rose Sibayan | The Jersey Journal)
Photos of the five children who were killed in a five-alarm fire on 25th Street on July 13 were displayed inside St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church where the funeral Mass was held. (Reena Rose Sibayan | The Jersey Journal)
BAYONNE, N.J., AUG. 7, 2018 — Police Officer Grace Joynt let Amanda Lopez, 5, talk on the patrol car speaker during National Night Out on Broadway. (Reena Rose Sibayan | The Jersey Journal)
JERSEY CITY, N.J., AUG. 14, 2018 — Dancers and musicians from Kinding Sindaw cultural organization performed a repertoire from the unwritten epic Lemlunay of the Tboli people of Allah Valley in General Santos City depicting a rice planting ritual, hunting ritual, a courtship dance and ritual dance honoring Mother Earth, with musical accompaniment on traditional native instruments, during the Sister Cities signing ceremony between Jersey City and General Santos City of South Cotobato, Philippines at City Hall. (Reena Rose Sibayan | The Jersey Journal)
KEARNY, N.J., AUG. 23, 2018 — Kearny and Ferris football teams scrimmage. (Reena Rose Sibayan | The Jersey Journal)
JERSEY CITY, N.J., AUG. 29, 2018 — Mayor Steve Fulop tried his hand at cutting hair on Karas Fahmy, 6, as David’s Barbershop owner, David Rios, center, and actor Derek Luke (“Captain America: The First Avenger” and “13 Reasons Why”), right, looked on. David’s Barbershop in Jersey City hosted its annual back-to-school event, dubbed “Super Hero Edition” together with other local barbers and motorcycle clubs. Kids received free haircuts, backpacks, school supplies and hotdogs. Gift cards were given as prizes for a raffle and dance contests and kids with the Jump4Jerry youth organization wowed the crowd with their Double Dutch skills. (Reena Rose Sibayan | The Jersey Journal)
Boys participated in a dance contest. (Reena Rose Sibayan | The Jersey Journal)
Members of Jump4Jerry showed off their Double Dutch skills. (Reena Rose Sibayan | The Jersey Journal)
JERSEY CITY, N.J., AUG. 30, 2018 — Kids cooled off at the spray park at Berry Lane Park on a hot summer day. (Reena Rose Sibayan | The Jersey Journal)
BAYONNE, N.J., AUG. 30, 2018 — Nasir McNair celebrated scoring a touchdown for Bayonne High School during the opening game against Memorial High School at Ahern Veteran’s Memorial Stadium. (Reena Rose Sibayan | The Jersey Journal)
SECAUCUS, N.J., SEPT. 4, 2018 — Hoboken’s Daniel Henson (10) celebrated with Victor Martinez after scoring their team’s second goal in the first half of the match against Secaucus at Shetik Field. Hoboken won, 3-1. (Reena Rose Sibayan | The Jersey Journal)
HOBOKEN, N.J., SEPT. 7, 2018 — Lincoln players celebrated their win over Hoboken. (Reena Rose Sibayan | The Jersey Journal)
JERSEY CITY, N.J., SEPT. 11, 2018 — Jersey City held its 17th Annual Reflections 9/11 Memorial Ceremony at the foot of Grand Street. (Reena Rose Sibayan | The Jersey Journal)
JERSEY CITY, N.J., SEPT. 13, 2018 — Walter and Margo Parks, owners of Fox & Crow, are the organizers of the festival The Vault Allure: An Experience Festival which takes place under an unused overpass on Bowers Street between between Palisade and Ogden avenues in the Jersey City Heights. (Reena Rose Sibayan | The Jersey Journal)
HARRISON, N.J., SEPT. 21, 2018 — Over 1,000 students from Lincoln Elementary School, Hamilton Intermediate School, and Washington Middle School came together for an annual international art and literacy project known as “Pinwheels for Peace” in observance of World Peace Day. Students in grades kindergarten through 8th designed and created pinwheels with messages of peace, tolerance, and living in harmony which they planted in a gigantic 40-foot peace sign on the lawn outside of the town’s public library. (Reena Rose Sibayan | The Jersey Journal)
BAYONNE, N.J., SEPT. 21, 2018 — Bayonne High School’s Nasir McNair carries the ball to the end zone to score a touchdown in the first quarter during the game against Bloomfield High School at Ahern Veterans Stadium. (Reena Rose Sibayan | The Jersey Journal)
BAYONNE, N.J., OCT. 3, 2018 — Bayonne fire and police rescued a dog trapped in an underground water tank at the Suez Oak Street facility. (Reena Rose Sibayan | The Jersey Journal)
Police Lt. Stephanie Burt-Schiraldi carried the rescued dog, Roscoe. (Reena Rose Sibayan | The Jersey Journal)
JERSEY CITY, N.J., OCT. 3, 2018 — The Jersey City Free Public Library hosted a ceremony dedicating the Greenville Branch to the late long-time Jersey Journal journalist Earl A. Morgan. (Reena Rose Sibayan | The Jersey Journal)
BAYONNE, N.J., OCT. 9, 2018 — Hudson Catholic’s Jorkaef Fallas and Bayonne’s Juan Barrientos went up for a header during a soccer match at Ahern Veterans Stadium on Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2018. (Reena Rose Sibayan | The Jersey Journal)
NORTH BERGEN, N.J., OCT. 12, 2018 — North Bergen’s Michael Satini avoided a tackle by Memorial’s Samuel Olivares as he ran the ball to the end zone to score a touchdown. (Reena Rose Sibayan | The Jersey Journal)
NORTH BERGEN, N.J., OCT. 18, 2018 — North Bergen’s Damarys Mata, left, and Kearny’s Samantha Osorio went up for a header during the semifinal round of the Hudson County Tourmanent at Ahern Veterans Stadium. (Reena Rose Sibayan | The Jersey Journal)
UNION CITY, N.J., OCT. 19, 2018 — Union City’s Camilo Giraldo and Elijah Sparkman celebrated after Giraldo ran the ball during a turnover. (Reena Rose Sibayan | The Jersey Journal)
North Bergen’s Jaylon Melendez tried to stop Union City’s Joel Jimenez. (Reena Rose Sibayan | The Jersey Journal)
JERSEY CITY, N.J., OCT. 25, 2018 — Kearny players celebrated their win over Bayonne during the Hudson County Tournament championship at Caven Point. (Reena Rose Sibayan | The Jersey Journal)
JERSEY CITY, N.J., OCT. 25, 2018 — Union City boys soccer faced off against Harrison during the Hudson County Tournament championship at Caven Point. (Reena Rose Sibayan | The Jersey Journal)
Harrison’s goalie reacted after Union City’s Johnathan Romero scored a goal during the Hudson County Tournament championship at Caven Point. Union City won, 4-1. (Reena Rose Sibayan | The Jersey Journal)
BAYONNE, N.J., NOV. 6, 2018 — Pat Radomski placed an “I Voted” sticker on her father, Joe Clarke, 88, who casted his vote at Bayonne High School during the mid-term election. (Reena Rose Sibayan | The Jersey Journal)
HOBOKEN, N.J., NOV. 6, 2018 — Susan Hendrick, with her three-month-old daughter Anne, stepped into a voting booth at the Mile Square Early Learning Center Demarest School on 4th Street in Hoboken during the mid-term election. (Reena Rose Sibayan | The Jersey Journal)
JERSEY CITY, N.J., NOV. 7, 2018 — Honoree Leon Tucker Jr. saluted as “Taps” was played by Stephen De Luca after the POW/MIA flag was raised over City Hall. Jersey City’s Division of Veterans Affairs honored and celebrateed military veterans during a flag raising ceremony followed by an art exhibit reception at City Hall. (Reena Rose Sibayan | The Jersey Journal)
HARRISON, N.J., NOV. 8, 2018 — Harrison faced off against Hackettstown during the NJSIAA North Jersey, Section 2, Group 2 Tournament finals. (Reena Rose Sibayan | The Jersey Journal)
Harrison faced off against Hackettstown during the NJSIAA North Jersey, Section 2, Group 2 Tournament finals. (Reena Rose Sibayan | The Jersey Journal)
Harrison faced off against Hackettstown during the NJSIAA North Jersey, Section 2, Group 2 Tournament finals. (Reena Rose Sibayan | The Jersey Journal)
Harrison players reacted after being defeated by Hackettstown, 1-0, in the NJSIAA North Jersey, Section 2, Group 2 Tournament finals. (Reena Rose Sibayan | The Jersey Journal)
Harrison players reacted after being defeated by Hackettstown, 1-0, in the NJSIAA North Jersey, Section 2, Group 2 Tournament finals. (Reena Rose Sibayan | The Jersey Journal)
UNION CITY, N.J., NOV. 8, 2018 — Dassen, a 20-year-old African penguin from Jenkinson’s Aquarium, charmed students during lecture at Hudson County Community College North Hudson Campus in Union City. Jenkinson’s Aquarium penguin supervisor Nicole Ginsburg, with animal interpreter Jake Avelenda, held a “Penguin Lecture” providing an in-depth view of a real penguin’s life, habitat, care and feeding. They also provided information on efforts to conserve these loveable waddlers. (Reena Rose Sibayan | The Jersey Journal)
UNION CITY, N.J., NOV. 9, 2018 — Union City football defeated Union, 46-6, during the NJSIAA North Jersey, Section 2, Group 5 semifinals. (Reena Rose Sibayan | The Jersey Journal)
JERSEY CITY, N.J., NOV. 15, 2018 — A man shoveled snow off the sidewalk outside a Caribbean restaurant on Jordan Avenue during a winter storm. (Reena Rose Sibayan | The Jersey Journal)
JERSEY CITY, N.J., NOV. 21, 2018 — Toby Tilley, 14, of Hoboken, helped fill a bag with Thanksgiving dinner items. AngelaCARES, Inc. hosted its eighth annual Thanksgiving Feed the Seniors dinner at Golden Door Charter School where more than 1,100 Thanksgiving meals were bagged and delivered by volunteers to the homebound and seniors living alone in Hudson County. (Reena Rose Sibayan | The Jersey Journal)
Volunteer Ida Rodgers, 76, checked to make sure that each bag is complete with Thanksgiving dinner items: turkey, stuffing, gravy, macaroni n’ cheese, bread, green beans, cranberry sauce pie, yam, utensils and water. (Reena Rose Sibayan | The Jersey Journal)
KEARNY, N.J., NOV. 29, 2018 — Kim Luciano and her son, Luis, 19, look at a photo of her daughter, Allison, 24, who passed away from a drug overdose. Kim Luciano’s family in Kearny has been hit hard by the opioid crisis that has gripped Hudson County. In less than a decade she has lost to drug addiction her father, the father of her children and, just in June, her only daughter, Allison. (Reena Rose Sibayan | The Jersey Journal)
BAYONNE, N.J., NOV. 30, 2018 — A 175-foot smokestack and a 150-foot water tower on the former Military Ocean Terminal (now known as Peninsula at Bayonne Harbor) was imploded in a controlled demolition as the new owner, East Rutherford-based Lincoln Equities Group, prepares the site for the construction of a logistics center. (Reena Rose Sibayan | The Jersey Journal)
NEW YORK CITY, N.Y., DEC. 5, 2018 — Memorial High School students, from left, Haneen Abdallah, Tina Chen and Haley Flores, posed for a photo on the Hamilton stage before their performance at the Richard Rogers Theatre. (Reena Rose Sibayan | The Jersey Journal)
HOBOKEN, N.J., DEC. 5, 2018 — A woman, right, took a photo of the damage from her apartment’s balcony after a three-alarm high-rise blaze broke out in one of the units at 2 Marine View Plaza. (Reena Rose Sibayan | The Jersey Journal)
JERSEY CITY, N.J., DEC. 6, 2018 — Principal Diane Pistilli reacted as the poster of Nicolaus Copernicus School (School 25) fifth grader Khloey Lam was revealed as the grand prize winner of the 2018 PATH holiday poster contest at the Journal Square station. (Reena Rose Sibayan | The Jersey Journal)
WEST NEW YORK, N.J., DEC. 17, 2018 — Fire Chief Frank Montagne laid a hand on the shoulder of Capt. Daniel M. Liberti who got emotional while being sworn in. The North Hudson Regional Fire & Rescue promoted four firefighters to the rank of captain during a ceremony at the headquarters. (Reena Rose Sibayan | The Jersey Journal)
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