I-280 eastbound bridge over Martin Luther King Boulevard traffic shift necessary this weekend for bridge replacement in Newark

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New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) officials today announced a traffic shift of I-280 eastbound, and the closure of Martin Luther King Boulevard this weekend for bridge replacement work as the I-280 and Route 21 Interchange Improvements Project advances in… Continue Reading

Pulaski Skyway traffic to shift to the northbound lanes next week

Pulaski Skyway

The New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) announced that southbound traffic on the Pulaski Skyway is scheduled to be shifted on to two sections of the newly completed northbound lanes beginning Monday, April 4, as the rehabilitation of the historic 84-year-old… Continue Reading

Calling all ‘Citizen Journalists:’ We want your work

Citizen Journalist Program

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

Shots fired at NA’s Riverview Gardens was apparent suicide: Acting Chief Hearn

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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