Coming up in the March 20 edition of The Observer …

This week's front page.
This week’s front page.

In this week’s edition of The Observer, our Ron Leir updates the major Harrison fire from two weekends ago.

Also, will Kearny ban smoking in parks? Karen Zautyk takes a look.

Plus — good news for Kearny residents — crime is at a 10-year low. Karen takes a deep look into that.

All of this and more, plus sports from Jim Hague, in this week’s edition of The Observer. Pick it up at newsstands or check our our e-edition on the right-hand side of this webpage.

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Kevin A. Canessa Jr. is the editor of and broadcaster at The Observer, a place where he has served on and off since 2006. He is responsible for the editorial content of the newspaper and website, the production of the e-Newspaper, writing several stories per week (including the weekly editorial), conducting live broadcasts on Facebook Live, including a weekly recap of the news — and much more behind the scenes. Between 2006 and 2008, he introduced the newspaper to its first-ever blog — which included podcasts, audio and video. Originally from Jersey City, Kevin lived in Kearny until 2004, lived in Port St. Lucie. Florida, for four years until February 2016 and in March of that year, he moved back to West Hudson to return to The Observer full time. Click Here to send Kevin an email.