Coverage of crime not in our towns

Dear Readers:

You may have noticed, the last few days, a few posts on about crimes that took place in the City of Newark.

While Newark is not a city we cover on a regular basis, it is in Essex County and geographically, as you know, borders several of the towns we do cover. Our online web stats also tell us a good chunk of our readers are in Newark when they view this website.

The very same, to a tee, may be said of Jersey City. It’s a border municipality, many of our readers view the site from Jersey City and it is part of Hudson County.

We’ve decided, therefore, when we are notified of major crimes in both of those cities — or other municipalities that we draw from online — to bring them to you on the website (not in print, generally, however.)

Whether the readers are former residents who now live in Jersey City or Newark, etc., or if they’re local residents who work in these locations, we believe it is in the overall best interest for our readers to be informed of the events.

We would expect there to be a significant number of incidents brought to our attention, if the past is any indicator.

Thank you, one and all, for reading this — and for being such loyal readers to The Observer newspaper and online. We are all grateful.

Lisa & Kevin

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Kevin A. Canessa Jr. is the editor of and broadcaster at The Observer, an organization he has served 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 social media channels such as YouTube, Facebook, and X, 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 Kearny to return to The Observer full time. Click Here to send Kevin an email.