Are you a news hound? Do you take great photos? Are you on the scene of fires often, shooting videos? If so, we at The Observer want to hear from you. With the start of the New Year, we’re resurrecting our old Citizen Journalist program. It’s a very simple process, too. If you’ve captured something newsworthy — and would be willing to share it with us — we want to hear from you. Click the headline to read more. Continue Reading
A 71-year-old man accidentally drove his car into the Third River in Nutley, but wasn’t seriously injured, the Nutley Police Department said today in a news release. Click the headline to read more. Continue Reading
The Nutley Police Department has arrested a man they say is responsible for an Aug. 4 burglary on Romano St., Detective Sgt. Anthony Montanari announced. Click the headline for full details. Continue Reading
A man has died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound at the Riverview Gardens apartments just off Ridge Road and the Belleville Turnpike, acting North Arlington Chief of Police John Hearn said in a news release. Click on the headline for full details. Continue Reading
LYNDHURST — Updated at May 30 at 10:19 a.m. A Township man is dead after a police-involved shooting inside the Lyndhurst Public Library, police said. The suspect, who was taken to a hospital and pronounced dead shortly after arriving there, has been… Continue Reading
North Arlington police say Schuyler Ave. is closed between Noel Drive and Union Ave. until further notice. Motorists should avoid the area. We’ll let you know when it’s reopened.
NEW CASTLE, Del. — The New Castle County, Del., police seeks your help in locating a missing child. Elinor Trotta, a 3-year-old, 60-pound girl with brown hair, was last seen wearing a purple coat, pink pants, and “Frozen” shoes. The… Continue Reading
The North Arlington Police Department wants to ensure residents are aware that there have been a series of residential burglaries in recent weeks that had similar characteristics and asks that all necessary precautions be taken to aid in preventing further… Continue Reading
By Karen Zautyk Observer Correspondent KEARNY — In a professional building on Midland Ave., near the Post Office, there used to be a business called the Y&L Health Care Clinic. We say “used to be” because last week it got busted.… Continue Reading
The Nutley Department of Public Affairs, working in partnership with the Nutley Music Boosters Association, is seeking donations from the public to assist the victims of a recent fire on Brown St. Gift cards to clothing stores, food stores, etc., are very… Continue Reading
A story in last week’s edition misidentified the first name and job location of one of the candidates being considered for an open First Ward council seat in Kearny. The candidate, Jenny Mach, teaches in the Tenafly School District.
NUTLEY — At 12:50 a.m., Jan. 18, a Nutley police officer noticed three young men fleeing a Whitford Ave. location. Police said the three entered a black Subaru, which the officer felt was suspicious and stopped the vehicle. It was… Continue Reading
The Kearny Office of Emergency Management, in coordination with the Kearny Police and Fire departments, Kearny Emergency Rescue Squad, Office of Mayor Alberto G. Santos, Town Administrator Michael Martello, the Kearny School District, Kearny Health and Public Works Departments, and… Continue Reading
Here’s an ongoing list of local closures as of 5:39 p.m., Jan. 26. We’ll update this post as new information is available to us. • North Arlington Public Schools, closed Jan. 27. • North Arlington Borough Hall, closed Jan. 27… Continue Reading
The Nutley Public Library will close early Monday, Jan. 26, 2015 at 1 p.m., due to inclement weather. Call the library at 973-667-0405 on Tuesday to see if it has reopened. You may also check the library website at nutleypubliclibrary.org… Continue Reading
State offices will close today at 1 p.m., and will be closed tomorrow, after Gov. Christie declared a State of Emergency for the entire state.
Because of the pending storm, delivery of The Observer will likely be delayed tomorrow, Jan. 27. We will do our best to get the newspapers to all of our locations as soon as is possible, but they may not be… Continue Reading
Above: Tina Feorenzo, Angelo J. Feorenzo and former Observer Publisher Lisa Feorenzo. Angelo James Feorenzo, 75, of Toms River, died Thursday, Jan. 22, at Community Medical Center in Toms River. Born and raised in Hackensack, he moved to Toms River in… Continue Reading