(Updated 11/15 @ 11 p.m.) Nutley police need public’s help finding van that left scene of fatal hit and run

NUTLEY — On Saturday, Nov. 15 at 11:40 a.m., Nutley police responded to a call of…

2 killed in Rt.21 accident

By Karen Zautyk  Observer Correspondent  BELLEVILLE –  Authorities continue to investigate a fiery multi-vehicle crash that killed two…

2 young jaywalkers injured

By Karen Zautyk  Observer Correspondent  KEARNY – Two township youngsters were reported to be recovering from injuries sustained when…

Nutley man is suspect in multiple thefts

A Nutley man is being held as a suspected serial “snatch and grab” thief allegedly linked to nearly 30 thefts…

Lock your cars when you park, cops warn: NPD blotter

After five reports of burglary to motor vehicles during the past week, Nutley PD issued a public advisory recommending that…

Flames rip through Kearny home

Top photos, KFD; bottom, by Karen Zautyk  Fire gutted a single-family home on Garfield Ave. at…

Fire OT prompts hirings

By Ron Leir  Observer Correspondent  KEARNY –  After meeting in closed caucus for about an hour last Wednesday,…

7 promoted in police ranks

By Ron Leir  Observer Correspondent  LYNDHURST –  Just four weeks after Commissioner John Montillo took over as public…

Old enough to know better?

By Karen Zautyk  Observer Correspondent  KEARNY – Last Wednesday, Oct. 29, Kearny police contacted the Hudson County Juvenile Intake…

Shoplifter had taste for fine wine: NPD blotter

A thief with a craving for the classic vino got away with a $1,900 bottle of wine from…

Cops stop menacing intruder: HPD blotter

HARRISON –  An East Newark man was grabbed by cops early on Monday, Oct. 27, after police said he…

KPD blotter: Some make it easy

A township man who allegedly held a stolen cell phone for ransom and arranged a rendezvous to collect the cash…

From the lam to the slammer

KEARNY – The Enfamil cans can sleep soundly now on their shelves at Walmart, secure in the knowledge they…

Route 21 crash claims two lives Monday night

Above: The approximate location of last night’s deadly crash. BELLEVILLE — A multi-vehicle crash on Route…

Heroin/gun rap for felon

      By Karen Zautyk Observer Correspondent  KEARNY –  When Kearny Vice Squad detectives busted a Newark…