KEARNY — Teen Drama, a theater company for teens celebrating its fifth anniversary this summer, in association with the West Hudson Arts & Theater Company (W.H.A.T.) presents the modern classic Broadway musical “The Addams Family” this summer. The smash-hit musical… Continue Reading
Ridge Road will be closed today from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. from the Belleville Turnpike to Jauncey Ave. for the funeral of Jersey City Police Officer Melvin Santiago, the NAPD says. Limited local traffic may be permitted along Ridge… Continue Reading
NUTLEY — The Nutley Police Department seeks your help in locating a missing “at risk” person.William Barthel, 57, is, 5’10”, 140 pounds, has brown eyes, brown hair and a scar on right side of neck. Barthel was last seen at 3… Continue Reading
NUTLEY — The Nutley Police Department says 14-year-old Eva Simon has been found safely and unharmed. An investigation continues, police said.
The North Arlington Woman’s Club is proclaiming Wednesday, June 25 to be “Joshua’s Day.” In March of this year, 6-year-old North Arlington resident Joshua Piperato was involved in an accident that resulted in the amputation of part of his leg.… Continue Reading
BELLEVILLE — The Belleville Police Department and Mayor Ray Kimble invite the public to a “Block Watch Formation and Helping Hands” public meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Belleville Senior Center, 125 Franklin Ave.
NORTH ARLINGTON — Schuyler Avenue is closed southbound at Park Avenue in North Arlington because of a gas leak, North Arlington police said in an email alert. PSE&G crews are on scene, working to fix the issue, police said. The… Continue Reading
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LYNDHURST — An ambulance was involved in a crash earlier today on Ridge Road, according to reports. The ambulance was a Lyndhurst Police Emergency Squad rig. There were several injuries, according to reports, and one EMT had to be pulled… Continue Reading
HARRISON – Police are seeking suspects in two armed robberies that happened a little more than a half-hour apart in the early morning hours of Wednesday, May 14, in Harrison. Police said the first incident happened at about 12:30 a.m.… Continue Reading
By Anthony J. Machcinski Observer Correspondent For over 127 years, The Observer has been the leading resource for news in the area. From Harrison to Lyndhurst, from Kearny to Belleville. During that time, The Observer has sought to bring the latest and most in-depth news coverage. The Observer… Continue Reading
Former Observer correspondent Jeff Bahr, 56, died April 10 as a result of a motorcycle crash in Pennsylvania. Our thoughts and sincere condolences are with Jeff’s entire family. Our Ron Leir is working on a retrospective of Jeff’s life, and… Continue Reading
A 16-year-old Nutley girl was reported missing on March 17, and Nutley police are still investigating her whereabouts. She frequents Passaic and Paterson and has been located in Montclair, S. Hackensack, Wayne and Little Falls as well. It appears that… Continue Reading
Nutley Police are investigating the disappearance of 17-year-old Judith Hicswa. She was last seen Monday, Feb. 17 between 8 and 9 p.m., leaving her Centre Street residence, with possibly an older Asian man. She was wearing a red sweatshirt, with white… Continue Reading
A teenage girl from Nutley who was reported missing since Feb. 11 is back home, Nutley Police said today. Detective Sgt. Anthony Montanari said the parents of Christina Simeonidis called the department on the afternoon of Thursday, Feb. 20, to… Continue Reading
By Kevin Canessa Jr. Former Observer Editor I first met Raymond J. McDonough in January 1992. He was still a councilman in Harrison, and I was just a high-school senior at St. Peter’s Prep and a rookie stringer at another… Continue Reading
HARRISON — Longtime Harrison Mayor Raymond McDonough, 65, collapsed at Town Hall and died of an apparent heart attack on Wednesday afternoon, officials said. McDonough had just finished one meeting and was getting ready for another when he was stricken,… Continue Reading