NJDOT announces weekend closure of the Route 7 Wittpenn Bridge The New Jersey Department of Transportation announced Friday the Route 7 Wittpenn Bridge over the Hackensack River in Jersey City and Kearny, Hudson County will be closed this weekend in… Continue Reading
By Karen Zautyk KEARNY – In one of the more bizarre stories thus far this year, a 53-year-old East Newark woman allegedly stole a police SUV from that borough on Sunday and took it on a joy ride, which ended… Continue Reading
By Ron Leir BLOOMFIELD – As the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attack on the World Trade Center and Pentagon approaches, the Bloomfield Board of Education wants a way to memorialize the victims of the terrorist actions. And the board’s… Continue Reading
NORTH ARLINGTON – The Borough Council has approved a workforce reduction plan that would see eight individuals temporarily laid off and a reduction in funding for library and Board of Health staff, according to a press release issued by the borough… Continue Reading
By Karen Zautyk NUTLEY – When it comes to promoting health and fighting obesity, this township could very well be chosen as The Biggest Winner in the state. First, there was the Mayor’s Weight-Loss Challenge, in which hundreds of Nutleyites… Continue Reading
Scenes from the town’s annual Memorial Day parade, held last Thursday evening on Belgrove Drive. Photos by Karen Zautyk
Today’s column is about journalists. Writing about your peers is always a risky business, because they can turn around and return fire, and each of us is a viable target. Me particularly. I have made more than my share of… Continue Reading
To the Publisher: I write regarding your May 25 article concerning the charges against Rev. James J. Reilly, former pastor of Our Lady of Sorrows.
By Karen Zautyk KEARNY – Last week, The Observer reported on the arrest of a 37-year-old Kearny man in connection with a burglary on Forest St. on May 12 or 13 and a break-in attempt on Ivy St. on May… Continue Reading
By Karen Zautyk NUTLEY – A Paterson motorist who allegedly attempted to run over a police officer in that city was arrested last week with the help of Nutley law enforcement after leading cops on a chase from Paterson into… Continue Reading
By Anthony J. Machcinski A modern version of the southern rock style mixed with the influences of the Grateful Dead graced the audience at Donegal Saloon in Kearny as ScareKrow and DeLacey played May 26. In the midst of a… Continue Reading
Belleville Belleville Public Library and Information Center, 221 Washington Ave., is offering patrons tutoring on surfing the Internet and setting up an email account. Call librarian Karyn Gost at 973-450-3434.
Blue Tide volleyball squad wins school-best 19 matches By Jim Hague Although the Harrison High School boys’ volleyball team suffered a tough loss to Livingston in the second round of the NJSIAA state tournament Thursday afternoon, there was no shame… Continue Reading
By Jim Hague It was the best kept secret in Kearny, a town where even the slightest whisper becomes major headlines. But when long-time Kearny High School head baseball coach Jim Sickinger called his team together right before they faced… Continue Reading
By Randy Neumann Is 2011 going to be your year? It has certainly been a tough one, economically, with a 8.7% unemployment rate (more accurately 16% – if you count those who have given up looking for a job), but… Continue Reading
By Jim Hague Kieran Purcell didn’t know how he would fare this golf season at St. Peter’s Prep. After all, the Nutley resident was just a freshman at the downtown Jersey City school and he couldn’t predict how he would… Continue Reading
Josephine C. Dick Josephine C. Dick, 85, of Whiting, formerly of Kearny, entered into eternal rest on Monday, May 23.
NEWARK – Marking National Missing Children’s Day on May 25, New Jersey U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman reiterated his “commitment to protect children and prosecute those who do them harm.”