First baby of 2021 will call Kearny her home

A baby girl born at the stroke of midnight Jan. 1, 2021, was the first baby of the new year born at St. Barnabas Medical Center, Livingston. Jose and Juliana Miranda Sucuzhanay of Kearny welcomed baby Ella Andrea, pictured above, who weighed 7 lbs., 10 oz., and measured 20 inches. She is the couple’s second child. ‘We are blessed to have our beautiful daughter,’ Juliana Sucuzhanay says. The family offered thanks to all the doctors and staff who helped with the delivery.


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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.