William F. Kay dies at 90

William F. Kay William F. Kay, 90, of Brick, formerly of Kearny, died June 5, 2024.…

Sullivan: I’m a registered Democrat, but poll worker had me vote only for Republicans

To the Editor: Today (June 4) I went to vote.  I received a sample ballot in…

Remembering Jim Hague, nearly one year after he left this world too soon

There have been so many times over the last year when I’d pick up my phone…

Belleville Sons of the American Legion Squadron donates nearly $35K to local and national charities

The year-end numbers are in and Belleville Squadron 105 of the Sons of the American Legion…

Obituaries for 20 March 2024

Daniel G. Brobeck Daniel G. Brobeck died March 16, 2024. He was 39. Born in Livingston,…

Dolan: I’m grateful for story last week and had no idea it was coming

To the Editor: I would like to clarify three things regarding the article in last week’s…

Loss of Christine ‘CJ’ Jablonski is painful, but she leaves an incredible legacy

If ever you were a fan of the great TV show, “The West Wing” — and…

COMMENTARY — Video of teens beating up other teens is disgusting

If you haven’t yet seen them, they’re disturbing. Last week, videos from several social media platforms…

Taking a look at a few things going on in the region …

The Kearny Town Council met last week, on Feb. 20, and the meeting was yet again…

Obituaries for 28 Feb. 2024

Eleanor Joan Hodson Eleanor Joan Hodson (nee Butler), 88, died Feb. 15, 2024. Born in Newark,…

OpEd — Pronti: If local leaders want to act on climate, lawsuits aren’t the answer

If there is one lesson you learn as Mayor, it is to know your role. The…

EDITORIAL — Nutley’s reinvented Neighborhood Watch should set the way

Last week, Nutley Police Chief Tom Strumolo, Det. Lt. Anthony Montanari, and Public Safety Commissioner Alphonse…

Zapata: Canessa, The Observer should really stick to old-school, fact-based journalism

To the Editor: In a recent article titled “Doyle in, Zapata out, as clerk to the…

LaClair: Division on Town Council rests squarely at Doyle’s feet

To the Editor: Contrary to the Observer’s biased and inflammatory reporting, the blame for the division…

da Silva: The Observer should report facts over sensationalism

To the Editor: I would like to express my gratitude for featuring a photo of mine…