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  • 2014: The year in review
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    Compiled by Karen Zautyk & Ron Leir  Observer Correspondents    JANUARY The revolving door on the office of the Kearny schools superintendent keeps turning as the Board of Education,…

  • Catch basin repairs completed
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    NORTH ARLINGTON –  Eighteen crumbling storm water inlets around the borough have been rebuilt, Borough Council President Al Granell said. Granell said the inlets were in gross disrepair and required fixing…

  • around town
    around town

    Bloomfield  Bloomfield Public Library, 90 Broad St., announces the following programs: The library presents its version of the traditional Italian legend of LaBefana with interactive storytelling, live musicians, singers and dancers, and…

  • $$ to flow into Passaic
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    Acting N.J. Attorney General John J. Hoffman and state Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner Bob Martin last week announced the approval of a $190 million settlement with Occidental Chemical Corp. to resolve the company’s…

  • Belleville board borrows more
    Belleville board borrows more

    By Ron Leir Observer Correspondent  BELLEVILLE –  The already fiscally strapped Belleville Board of Education has committed to borrowing more than $3 million for technology upgrades. By a 3-2 vote,…

  • Recycling funds for local towns
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    TRENTON –  State recycling grants totaling approximately $226,000 are being awarded to the eight communities in The Observer coverage area to implement and enhance local recycling efforts, the N.J. Department of Environmental Protection announced…

  • School board settles vendor suit
    School board settles vendor suit

    KEARNY –  The Kearny Board of Education settled litigation over replacement of its copy machine vendor at its meeting on Dec. 15. In other developments: The board received notification from…

  • 4.5M contract for pump work
    4.5M contract for pump work

    KEARNY –  The Kearny Municipal Utilities Authority last Wednesday awarded a contract for $4,597,890 to Coppola Services of Ringwood for the renovation of its Kearny Point and Harrison Ave. pump stations. Of four…

  • A healthy kitchen makeover
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    From the food you stock in the freezer to the silverware you put on the table, your kitchen is your partner in health. When you fill your kitchen with the…

  • around town
    around town

    Belleville  Belleville Elks, 254 Washington Ave., is having a blood drive on Tuesday, Dec. 30, from 5 to 9 p.m. No appointment is needed. Donors must be at least 17-years-old,…

  • Help sought in cold case
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    By Karen Zautyk Observer Correspondent  KEARNY –  Somebody knows something. Six years ago, an 87-year-old man was deliberately run down by a car in a South Kearny parking lot and robbed…

  • 100G for Arena tax case
    100G for Arena tax case

    By Ron Leir  Observer Correspondent  HARRISON –  Now that the state Supreme Court has agreed to consider whether the New York Red Bulls professional soccer team should pay taxes…

  • Staffing Skyway fire-watch
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    By Ron Leir  Observer Correspondent  KEARNY – For the first time, members of the Kearny Fire Department will have a shot at off-duty pay, much like their counterparts at the…

  • New No. 2 has seen it all
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    By Ron Leir  Observer Correspondent  LYNDHURST –  The Lyndhurst Board of Education has revived the position of assistant superintendent, albeit on an interim basis, with the hiring of 50-year educator…

  • Meet Nutley’s ‘Notables’
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    By Karen Zautyk  Observer Correspondent  NUTLEY – The prolific Anthony Buccino (15 books and counting) has just published his latest work: “Nutley Notables,” profiling more than 150 “Men and Women…

  • Market fined for violations
    Market fined for violations

    KEARNY – A local supermarket was fined $700 plus court costs by Municipal Court Judge Thomas McKeon on Nov. 20 after being found guilty of several health code infractions. Kearny Environmental Health…

  • State to study problem bridges
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    By Ron Leir  Observer Correspondent  Two long-neglected Passaic River vehicular bridges have been targeted for rehabilitation or replacement by a state transit agency. They are: the DeJessa Memorial (Kingsland Ave.)…

  • New superintendent expected soon
    New superintendent expected soon

    BELLEVILLE –  More than 40 educators have applied for the position of superintendent of schools for the Belleville public school district, according to Board of Education officials. Board President John Rivera and…

  • Pettigrew picked to lead Council 11
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    KEARNY –  Civil Service Council 11, the union that represents nonuniformed civilian employees and crossing guards in Kearny, has elected Bill Pettigrew as its new president. Pettigrew, who serves as town…

  • A gift to make someone smile
    A gift to make someone smile

    The Smile and Implant Center, Kearny, is offering holiday gift certificates for tooth whitening, cosmetic dentistry, a professional cleaning and even Botox treatments. Gift certificates are available in any denomination. The Center…

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