Mary A. Tortoreti, Observer owner, 1942-2016

Mary A. Tortoreti, who for the last four decades was the matriarch of The Observer and…

The news stories that made headlines in 2016

Compiled by Ron Leir & Kevin Canessa Jr. Observer Correspondents It was another banner year for…

This way madness lies … unless …

By Ron Leir As we’re just days away from 2017, what better way to greet the…

Obituary: Doreen Ballantyne

Doreen Ballantyne Doreen Ballantyne (nee McLean) died Dec. 19. She was 70. Born in Glasgow, Scotland,…

The Top 10 sports stories of 2016

Compiled by Jim Hague Observer Sports Writer The calendar year of 2016 produced its share of…

B&C picked to build new Harrison school

HARRISON – A contractor that ended up in arbitration with the Kearny Board of Education on…

Trooper lists online safety tips

BELLEVILLE – On the heels of the arrest of a Belleville man earlier this month for…

5-year deal to reassess local properties

NORTH ARLINGTON – Nobody told the borough to do it – there was no order from…

KPD: Here’s a door — to the county jail

  At 11:30 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 11, after KPD headquarters received a report of two individuals…

Undercovers nab accused package thieves

NUTLEY – Two grinches who thought they were going to steal Christmas from an unsuspecting Nutley…

Korean delegation visits Lincoln Middle School

KEARNY – A delegation of 21 representatives from the Korea Education and Research Information Service (KERIS)…

Not so sweet a season for alleged thief

  A Newark man who, police say, may have had thoughts about swiping an unsecured package…