Jersey City mourns after 8-year-old boy struck and killed by car

first_imgJERSEY CITY — Local boy Jeremiah “Prince Bee” Grant, 8, was struck and killed by a car while he was with a local double Dutch dance troupe in downtown Jersey City on Saturday afternoon. The driver of the car, a Union City man, apparently did not realize at first that he had hit the boy, and has not been charged with any crime.Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez said in a press release that Jeremiah was crossing the road near Grove Street and Christopher Columbus Drive at about 4:45 p.m. when he was struck by a red Jeep Compass. He was brought to Jersey City Medical Center with life-threatening injuries and died shortly afterwards.The Honey Bees dance troupe has been featured on television. Witnesses said the boy was walking with a group of girls from the troupe when he was hit.Just ten days ago, two other boys died after being hit by a car in a completely different incident. A car killed two 15-year-old high school students as it was traveling on Terrace Avenue near the ramp to Routes 1&9 North. Elionel Jimenez died immediately and Alexander Rosas-Flores was critically injured. He passed away later. Police said the driver was allegedly a hit-and-run driver.last_img read more

St. Mary’s Pee Wee Scores Week 8

first_imgBoysThe Lakers defeated the Hornets 25-12. David Kobryn led the team in baskets with 21 points while Agostino Petrillo and Jordan Goding each contributed 2 points to the Lakers final score. James Riccio led his team with 8 points and Bauer Anderson followed with 4 points for the Hornets.The Pirates defeated the Rams 27-11. TJ Santos led his team to victory with 15 points, Sean Gasiozowski followed behind with 8 points, while Kendrich Tibay and Angelo Squiteri each put 2 points on the board for the Pirates. Joseph Olmo led his team with 9 points and Anthony Gonzalez contributed 2 points to the Rams final score.The Blue Devils defeated the Hoyas 31-20. Jordan Williams led the Blue Devils with his personal best of 24 points and Nolan Raparelli added an additional 7 points to the final score. Braxton Mulcahy was the lead scorer with 10 points, Gerard Hester trailed closely behind with 6points, Dametrius Andrews Jr. contributed 3 points, and Evan Sanniola scored 1 point for the Hoyas’ season ender. Great season Hoyas!GirlsThe Blue Devils defeated the Pirates 25-17. Gia Logan led her team to victory with 15 points followed by Jada Stovall with 10 points. Cara Hall was her team’s led scorer with 9 points, Julia Potts put 4 points on the board, while Sophia Feeney and Isabel Jaros each contributed 2 pointsto the Pirates season ender. Great season Pirates!The Rams defeated the Lakers 23-6. Samara Porch scored a whopping 21 points for her team and Jaliyah Small added 2 points of her own to the Rams final score. Ella Janeczko led her team with 4 points followed by Elizabeth Cueto with 2 points.last_img read more

Whelan suffers injury blow

first_img Whelan sustained the injury during the Republic of Ireland’s 1-1 draw with Germany in Gelsenkirchen on October 14, forcing him off after 54 minutes of the Euro 2016 qualifier. The 30-year-old subsequently missed Stoke’s 2-1 victory over Swansea on Saturday, and is now unlikely to return until early December. Press Association Stoke midfielder Glenn Whelan has been ruled out for up to six weeks with a fracture of the right leg. center_img It means Whelan will also miss Ireland’s group game with Scotland on November 14, along with a number of Stoke fixtures. City manager Mark Hughes said: “He got a kick on the outside of his leg, and there is a slight fracture there. “He’s not been put into a plaster cast. We’re going to try and manage it without that because Glenn feels he’ll get back sooner. “But the likelihood is he’s going to be out for four to six weeks I’d imagine, which is a blow for Glenn obviously because he is a big part of what we’re doing, and we’ll miss him. “He’s been playing really well of late, but we’ll get him back as soon as we can. “As for Ireland, knowing Glenn he’ll try and make himself available, but my feeling is the game will be too soon for him. “You have to let nature take it course. With fractures you have to give them enough time to heal.” last_img read more

ODIs need a Test Championship-like revamp, believes Shane Warne

first_imgBrisbane: Spin legend Shane Warne feels one day internationals (ODIs) are losing relevance far too often and there should be something done on the lines of ICC Test Championship to revive the 50-over format. In February, after India were blanked by hosts New Zealand 0-3 in the ODIs, India skipper Virat Kohli had said this format is not much relevant this year, referring to the T20 World Cup and the engrossing fight for World Test Championship.“I like the concept (Test Championship) and I wish there was something like this in ODIs too,” Warne said during an Instagram live.“Then ODIs have context leading up to the World Cup. Maybe points or something I don’t know. But there are too many meaningless ODIs,” said the legendary Australian leg-spinner, regarded as the best the game has ever seen.Warne also put his weight behind three-match ODI series and not five. “I think three matches are just fine in 50-over contests. Five is too much.”Warne also picked Mark Waugh ahead of Jonty Rhodes as the best all-round fielder in the game.“Mark Waugh was the greatest all-round fielder closely followed by Ricky Ponting. In ground fielding, I would say it’s between Punter (Ponting) and Jonty (Rhodes). They all were marvellous.”Warne also said he is spending time with family and playing online games during the lockdown period to fight the coronavirus pandemic.ODIs need a Test Championship-like revamp, believes WarneBrisbane, April 7: Spin legend Shane Warne feels one day internationals (ODIs) are losing relevance far too often and there should be something done on the lines of ICC Test Championship to revive the 50-over format. In February, after India were blanked by hosts New Zealand 0-3 in the ODIs, India skipper Virat Kohli had said this format is not much relevant this year, referring to the T20 World Cup and the engrossing fight for World Test Championship.“I like the concept (Test Championship) and I wish there was something like this in ODIs too,” Warne said during an Instagram live.“Then ODIs have context leading up to the World Cup. Maybe points or something I don’t know. But there are too many meaningless ODIs,” said the legendary Australian leg-spinner, regarded as the best the game has ever seen.Warne also put his weight behind three-match ODI series and not five. “I think three matches are just fine in 50-over contests. Five is too much.”Warne also picked Mark Waugh ahead of Jonty Rhodes as the best all-round fielder in the game.“Mark Waugh was the greatest all-round fielder closely followed by Ricky Ponting. In ground fielding, I would say it’s between Punter (Ponting) and Jonty (Rhodes). They all were marvellous.”Warne also said he is spending time with family and playing online games during the lockdown period to fight the coronavirus pandemic.Also read: India stay inside, we’re still in middle of a fight: Gautam GambhirAlso watch: Coronavirus Preventive Measures: Dr. Navanil Barua in exclusive interview with The Sentinel Digitallast_img read more