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
Bergen County Prosecutor John Molinelli announced today the charging of three additional individuals in connection with the bar brawl that occurred outside the Twins Plus Lounge located at 2 South Main St., South Hackensack. During the incident, five people were… Continue Reading
If you own an Android-powered mobile phone or tablet, we’ve got good news for you — you can now read The Observer on the go without having to strain your eyes. Thanks to the new app “Issuu,” which powers our… Continue Reading
The Passaic Valley Water Commission and borough fire department volunteers will be testing fire hydrants in the borough on Jan. 13 between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. Work is expected to be completed the same day. In a message to… Continue Reading
HARRISON — Special guest Jerome de Bontin, general manager of the Red Bulls, will address the Harrison business community at an upcoming networking event presented by Harrison Business Connections. The event includes a private tour of Red Bull Arena and… Continue Reading
There are numerous local elections today — and we’ll be posting results on our Facebook page. Not connected to us yet on Facebook? Click here to get to our page — and be sure to “LIKE” us.
The Belleville Police Department and the New Jersey State Police Missing Persons Unit are seeking the public’s assistance in locating missing Belleville boy Charlie Castillo. Castillo, 12, is 5’3″, 100 pounds with black hair, and brown eyes and was last seen 7 a.m.… Continue Reading
Kearny High School’s Project Graduation committee is already working on fundraising for next year’s drug- and alcohol-free party for the school’s graduating seniors. The average cost is just under $30,000 and each student pays a small stipend of $15 to… Continue Reading
Township residents are cautioned that two suspects are posing as utility company employees asking to look at the homeowners’ water meters in an effort to gain access to homes. Once inside, the homeowner is distracted while an accomplice rummages through… Continue Reading
By Ron Leir Observer Correspondent HARRISON — Fire struck again in Harrison this week, this time taking a life. Harrison Fire Director Harold Stahl said a call came into the dispatch center Monday, April 8, at about 12:30 p.m. reporting… Continue Reading
Three Lyndhurst residents have been arrested on theft by deception charges, Bergen County Prosecutor John L. Molinelli announced today. Adan R. Cueva, 31, Lyndhurst; Adan L. Cueva, 57, of Lyndhurst; and Angel C. Cueva-Castro, 26, of Lyndhurst, were also charged… Continue Reading
The North Arlington Police Department says 16-year-old Anthony Coto has returned home safely. He’d gone missing Friday night. No other details are available.
Updated at 1:15 p.m. on Saturday, March 23, with comments from Kearny Mayor Alberto G. Santos. KEARNY — The vice-president of the Kearny Board of Education, who is also a former town councilman, alleged to be involved in a $13… Continue Reading
Report By The Observer Staff NEWARK — A former prominent Nutley attorney has been found guilty on 23 charges — ranging from conspiracy to commit murder to racketeering — after a significant trial and two days of jury deliberation.… Continue Reading
HARRISON — Updated at 4:30 p.m. A six-alarm fire is still giving firefighters trouble on Frank E. Rodgers Boulevard this afternoon, just as the West Hudson St. Patrick’s Day Parade is kicking off. Reports say the fire broke out at… Continue Reading
By Ron Leir Observer correspondent HARRISON — Residents from five attached buildings on Warren Street in Harrison were evacuated from their homes Monday night, Feb. 25, after a fire ignited in the cockloft of 209 Warren St. and quickly spread… Continue Reading