One dead in tanker truck fire in Kearny on NJTPK: NJSP

At least one person is dead in a massive tanker truck fire that took place today on the Western Spur of the NJ Turnpike, the New Jersey State Police said. It is not clear who the person is who died, but the person was believed to have been in the truck’s cab, the NJSP said. Be sure to read the Oct. 14 edition of The Observer for full details on the fire. {Click the headline to see a video from the scene]. Continue Reading

Expect occupants by 2017: developer

BELLEVILLE – It’s all systems go for converting the old Essex County Isolation Hospital multi-building complex and, more recently, Garden State Cancer Center, into an upscale residential building. The Belleville Planning Board voted July 9 to grant site plan approval, allowing the new owner, Belleville Equities LLC, of Long Island City,… Continue Reading