Arrest made in murder of retired Jersey City teacher

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Police have made an arrest in the murder of a beloved, retired teacher in Jersey City.

Anthony Bello, 77, was found stabbed to death on a park bench in Pershing Field Park Sunday morning, not far from his home.

Bello was well-known in the community, where he used to teach at St. Nicholas and coach baseball.

Police say the suspect, 68-year-old Charles Lowy, also lives in the neighborhood.

Lowy is facing charges of murder, unlawful possession of a weapon and possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose.

Prosecutors say that Bello and Lowy had an altercation in the park.

Bello was being honored at a wake Wednesday.

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