Official OK granted to keep QPHS open

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Queen of Peace High School, which had been slated to close at the end of June because of declining enrollment and sagging finances in recent years, will now open for the 2016-2017 academic year, the Most Rev. John J. Myers, archbishop of Newark, announced Thursday, July 21. The Rev. Michael Donovan, pastor of Queen of Peace Parish, which operates the High School, received the good news on the phone from the Archdiocese. Continue Reading

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: ‘Check the facts before drawing conclusions’

This letter is written in response to an article that appeared in The Observer on July 12 by Kevin Canessa Jr. Having served 25 years in the New Jersey State Police, 15 years in narcotics, I know well the thoughts that go through a law-enforcement person’s mind when confronted by an armed individual. Continue Reading

Lyndhurst’s Guerriero earns Observer Male Athlete of Year; Three-sport superstar leaves legacy of greatness; second Golden Bear to receive honor

7-20 Observer Male Athlete of the Year

Petey Guerriero had just completed his sophomore year at St. Mary’s of Rutherford, but the Lyndhurst teenager was not happy. “I really didn’t feel comfortable there,” Guerriero said. “That was it.” Plus, Guerriero’s closest friends all attended Lyndhurst High School.… Continue Reading