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