A look back at 2015

As we do every year, here’s a look back at the top stories that made headlines in 2015. The first six months — January to June — were recounted by Kevin Canessa Jr.; July through December, by Ron Leir. Click the headline to read on. Continue Reading

News in Brief …

NORTH ARLINGTON/EAST NEWARK –  Residents of two Observer communities will shortly be seeing new faces in the police ranks. North Arlington Borough Council appointed Officer Joseph Zarro as a “lateral transfer” from the Belleville Police Department, effective Dec. 1, at an annual salary of $45,321. Zarro, who lives in… Continue Reading

Santa brings gifts to borough school

EAST NEWARK –  East Newark Public School was “adopted” Dec. 10 by a global firm whose management has made an annual tradition of playing Santa for nearly a decade. Thirty employees of Robert Half International, an executive staffing search company with regional offices in Rutherford, Paramus, Saddle Brook, Jersey City and Parsippany,… Continue Reading

Fired firefighter fights back

An East Newark volunteer firefighter who was fired for “conduct unbecoming” and “insubordination” this summer is contesting his dismissal. The former firefighter Edmund McKeown, a resident of Kearny, has retained attorney Jennifer L. Casazza, of the Mark Law Firm in Basking Ridge, who has filed a notice of tort claim, which… Continue Reading

Mammograms available for those eligible

East Newark Mayor Joseph R. Smith and the Borough Council have approved a resolution recognizing October as National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Smith noted that every year the borough promotes breast cancer awareness and remembrance for people and families affected by the disease. In addition, the mayor is encouraging eligible residents to take… Continue Reading