Will former Kearny schools bookkeeper do time behind bars?

In a plea agreement concluded July 10 with the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office, Gina Neri, 50, of North Arlington, an ex-bookkeeper in the Kearny Board of Education payroll department, pleaded guilty to one count of theft by deception, a third-degree crime and one count of failure to file state tax returns, also a third-degree crime. Continue Reading

Leave fireworks to the professionals, KPD Chief says

Six months before he left office, former Gov. Chris Christie signed into law a bill that allowed some fireworks to be sold, purchased and set off legally by those 16 and older. We’re not talking about the fireworks you’d see in town over the Passaic River — or from Macy’s on the East River — each July 4. Continue Reading

Kearny, New Jersey — a place where stigmas are history

On this website are two obituaries, one for a young lady, 29, and the other for a young lady, 24. Two local girls, gone in what should be the prime years of their lives. Both are very sad situations. No parents should ever have to bury their children. Yet for two families, this happened in the very same week. Continue Reading

KPD Chief King: No charges for JC Mayor Fulop

Charges will not be filed against Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop following an incident where the mayor of the state’s second-largest municipality allegedly shoved a Kearny police officer Tuesday, June 12, at the Hudson County Democratic Organization convention at Kearny High School, Police Chief George King said in a statement. Continue Reading

Apologize to the Kearny cop you shoved, Santos says to JC Mayor Fulop

Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop owes the rookie Kearny police officer he shoved last night an apology, at the very least, Kearny Mayor Alberto G. Santos told The Observer earlier today. This all stems from an incident Santos says occurred Tuesday night, June 12, at Kearny High School, at a contentious meeting of the Democratic County Committee to pick the party’s chairperson for the next term. Continue Reading