Coverage of crime not in our towns

Dear Readers: You may have noticed, the last few days, a few posts on TheObserver.com about…

ECPO: Irvington man shot dead in Newark

The Essex County Prosecutor’s Office and Newark police are investigating the shooting death of an Irvington…

ECPO: Man, 34, shot dead on Newark’s South 20th Street

The Essex County Prosecutor’s Office and Newark Police Department are investigating the fatal shooting of a…

BREAKING — Kearny man, 42, charged in connection with death of Newark FD Captain, ECPO says

A Kearny man has been arrested in connection with the death of a Newark Fire Captain,…

Sarlo wants stiffer penalties for fentanyl dealers

Sen. Paul Sarlo is introducing legislation that would toughen legal penalties for selling the highly-potent drug. 

Nutley’s Independence Day celebration returns to Oval Monday night

The Township of Nutley hosts its annual Independence Day celebration July 4 at the Park Oval.

Elks donate $3K of equipment to East Newark FD

The Harrison East Newark Elks recently donated $3,000 worth of equipment to the East Newark Fire…

Remains of Bloomfield WWII soldier will be interred at Arlington Nation Cemetery nearly 78 years after his death

Graveside services for Army Sgt. Larry S. Wassil will be performed May 13 in Arlington, Virginia

Nutley VFW spring festival delayed a week to May 12

It was originally scheduled for May 6, but organizers had to push it to a week…

Nutley & Bloomfield first responders will be feted by Essex 200 Club

Several local first responders will be honored.

Cardinal celebrates first Easter Mass with full attendance since 2019

Cardinal Joseph W. Tobin celebrated Easter Sunday Mass before a filled Cathedral

1 dead, 2 others wounded in triple shooting in Bloomfield: ECPO

A man is dead and two others were seriously wounded after a triple-shooting in Bloomfield Sunday,…