Deadline extended for The Observer’s Find the Hearts contest

We’ve extended the deadline to submit entries to The Observer’s Find the Hearts contest to Monday, Feb. 19, at 9 a.m. You can either drop off your entries (print out the form below) at our office at 39 Seeley Ave., Kearny or email completed forms to However, we encourage you to use the email option to ensure your entries are received in time to be considered for the gift certificate. Also, the Feb. 7 e-Newspaper is embedded below in case you don’t have a print copy left at home.


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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.