Nutley girls’ soccer: Maintaining excellence

Photo by Jim Hague
The Nutley girls’ soccer team looks solid once again this season, already
posting three victories on the young season. Front row, from l., are Lauren
Holden, Melissa Alvarez, Jaela Small, Natalie Muzzicato and Marcella Lampon.
Back row, from l., are Cassie Angelo, Angeli Bossbaly, Sarah Roselli, Alessandra
Santoriello, Darby Fischer, Erin Neri and head coach Mike DiPiano.

Mike DiPiano began his fourth season as the head girls’ soccer coach at Nutley High School two weeks ago and has already built the Maroon Raiders’ program into a respected program throughout New Jersey. “I didn’t think it would take place this quickly,” said DiPiano, who came over from St. Benedict’s Prep and turned… Continue Reading

NA’s Manzo-Lewis recovers from knee injury to lead Vikings

Photo by Jim Hague
North Arlington senior quarterback
Mike Manzo-Lewis.

Before the 2014 high school football season began, North Arlington High School head football coach Anthony Marck consistently raved about his starting quarterback Michael Manzo-Lewis (known then as Michael Paolello). “I’ve watched him since he was little,” Marck said in 2014 of his quarterback. “He was on a team in… Continue Reading

3-alarm fire tears through home at 199 Laurel Ave., Kearny [Video]

Laurel Avenue Fire 1 featured

A 3-alarm fire tore through a home at 199 Laurel Ave., Kearny, early Tuesday morning. No one was injured in the blaze. We’ll have full details in the Sept. 30 edition of The Observer. In the meantime, click on the headline to see a video from the scene. Continue Reading

Fire unions accept comp time

KEARNY –  The Town of Kearny has averted a pending crisis arising from depleting the overtime account for the Fire Department. And there will be no closing of fire companies or reductions of firefighting staff, as initially feared. Instead, under a side agreement to the existing contracts of Fireman’s… Continue Reading

Public asked to report health concerns

Belleville is reaching out to its residents for help in cleaning up the township. The Belleville website allows residents “to confidentially report any public health concerns” around the township to Health Director Colleen Britton. Britton is accepting complaints on a wide range of issues including: • Problems at a… Continue Reading