Belleville Planning Board attorney abruptly resigns following Melham’s decisive victory last week

Resignation came just hours before May's scheduled meeting

Wittpenn Bridge closed this weekend

The Wittpenn Bridge will be closed from 4 a.m., Saturday, May 14 through 11 p.m., Sunday,…

American Legion honors Kearny cop & firefighter of the year

Kearny's American Legion honored the Kearny Policeman and Firefighter of the Year.

Kevin Murphy’s back where he belongs — running Kearny DPW

Murphy, a 29-year civil servant with Kearny, previously served as acting DPW head from November 2017…

KPD: Couple unaware whether they could slap each other’s butts

An argument ensued with a couple over whether their dating status entitled them to spanking privileges.

Nutley PD’s Bike Rodeo is Friday, May 13

The Nutley Police Department's annual Bike Rodeo takes place Friday, May 13, rom 4 to 6…

2 men — one a former Harrison cop, another a former Kearny resident — admit to bilking customers after Super Storm Sandy: OCPO

The duo operated a contractor business from 2014 to 2017 in Central & South Jersey

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

Washington Middle School student places sixth in state Elks’ essay contest

Bears from Scout Unit 305 donate 500 books

Scouts spearheaded the collection of 500 new and gently used books for this year’s community service…


We welcome you to the 7,020th edition of The Observer newspaper.

A look at some stunning statistics about Lupus

May is Lupus Awareness Month and locally, the Town of Kearny lights up Town Hall purple…