The Bacchus Motorcycle Club is moving out of its headquarters in the south end of Saint John.

Members of the controversial club began moving furnishings, appliances and other materials out of the Pitt Street building this morning, while Saint John police monitored the activity.

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The president of the Saint John chapter of the Bacchus Motorcycle Club has been charged with second-degree murder after a man was gunned down near the Bacchus clubhouse on Saturday night.

Matthew Thomas Foley, 50, is accused of killing Michael Thomas Schimpf, 31.  READ ON

Bathurst's bylaw banning excessive motorcycle noise came into effect last spring.Bylaw came into effect last year cracking down noise over 92 decibels

With signs of spring now underway, Bathurst police will soon be patrolling for noisy motorcycles.

The city put in a bylaw last spring to crack down on excessive motorcycle noise, and though many bikers got off with warnings last summer, officials say they won’t go so easy this season.

Stefane Nantel has been enjoying the sun on his motorcycle for a few weeks now. READ ON

SAINT JOHN - Three homicides, a handful of child pornography busts, a biker clubhouse raid and a massive cocaine seizure are just some of the memorable moments in crime with the Saint John Police Force in 2011, Police Chief Bill Reid said.

But for Reid, who dealt with a firestorm of national media after the mysterious slaying of Richard Oland in his uptown office in July, the focus continues to be on crime reduction.

Crimes in just about every category - from arson to robbery - have dropped since Reid became chief three years ago. Read On:

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