Archdiocese of Newark will close 10 schools at academic year’s end; pandemic not a major factor in decision, officials say

The Archdiocese of Newark has announced the consolidation of its school community and the closure of…

To all victims of domestic abuse, know there are people out there READY TO HELP NOW

The Coronavirus has brought us so many unexpected challenges. Whether it’s being in isolation for long…

In Op-Ed penned to The Observer, Archdiocese of Newark announces major changes to cemetery access

By Andrew P. Schafer Executive Director of Catholic Cemeteries of the Archdiocese of Newark At Catholic…

YOU ARE NOT ALONE

For this story, you’re going to need to do a short meditation.

Major new rules applied to funerals, funeral homes, following recent executive order

State Executive Order No. 20-010 was put into effect Wednesday, and it will make life for…

UNPRECEDENTED NEEDS

If ever there were a human being who understands the needs of the special-needs community, it’s…

Hulse puts finger on pandemic pulse — Kearny native, St. Mary’s coach thrust into bigger role as hospital security guard

Dennis Hulse was really looking forward to the 2020 high school baseball season. Hulse, the Kearny…

(VIDEO) 2 weeks after getting Last Rites, retired Kearny PD Sgt. Art Hackett leaves Mountainside Medical Center — alive

Gather some Kleenex for this one. It doesn’t get much better than this. Retired Kearny Police…

Nutley authorities: DeMuro Park Track may be closed if social-distancing guidelines aren’t followed

From the Nutley Board of Commissioners: Efforts to curb the spread of COVID-19 have included the…

Kearny now has 21 COVID-19 fatalities

The Town of Kearny now has a total of 21 COVID-19 related fatalities with 478 total…

Belleville, Nutley COVID-19 death count rises

The two Essex County towns The Observer covers continue to see astonishing COVID-19 related numbers. As…

Doctor who lived in Kearny, had practice in Belleville, dies aged 70

A physician from Kearny who had a practice in Belleville has died from COVID-19 complications, a…