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Operation Short Storm nets $1 million in marijuana; 12 of 31 arrested live in The Observer’s readership area

NEWARK — A dozen people who live in The Observer’s readership area were among 31 arrested last week after the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office executed search warrants in Kearny, Harrison, the Ironbound section of Newark and locations in Monmouth and…

It’s time for the MTV VMAs: Avoid Downtown Newark Sunday night, Aug. 25, and all day Monday, Aug. 26, Newark PD says

If your commute involves Newark in any way, shape or form, you’ll want to pay attention here because Monday, Aug. 26, is the MTV Video Music Awards — and the effects of the event will be far reaching.  Newark’s Public…


The words “summer school” can often invoke fear in the hearts of schoolchildren across the country. In Harrison, however, summer school is a wonderland of opportunity and enrichment that students willingly (gasp!) sign up for.

Harrison’s Sowe signs pro contract with Red Bulls II & is first Blue Tide product to sign a pro contract in over 40 years

Ever since he was a little boy growing up in Harrison, Omar Sowe always dreamed of becoming a professional soccer player. “I think it’s every little boy’s dream of playing professional soccer,” Sowe said. And when the New York Red…