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  1. Keeping Kearny shoppers safeRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday | Observer

    If you've noticed an increased police presence in Kearny's shopping areas these days, you shouldn't be concerned. It's not in response to some sort of crime wave.

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  2. No CommentsRead the original story

    Tuesday | Observer

    Arrangements were by the Armitage Wiggins Funeral Home, 596 Belgrove Drive, Kearny. A funeral Mass was held in St. Cecilia's Church followed by a private cremation.

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  3. Help sought in cold caseRead the original story

    Tuesday Dec 16 | Observer

    Six years ago, an 87-year-old man was deliberately run down by a car in a South Kearny parking lot and robbed while he lay helpless on the ground. The Kearny Police Department and the Hudson County Prosecutor's Office have been hunting the killers ever since, and as the anniversary of the crime is marked, they are making a renewed call for the public's help in solving this cold case.

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  4. 100G for Arena tax caseRead the original story

    Tuesday Dec 16 | Observer

    Now that the state Supreme Court has agreed to consider whether the New York Red Bulls professional soccer team should pay taxes on the stadium and the land it occupies in Harrison, the town has hired an outside law firm to defend its position before the court. To that end, Mayor James Fife and the Town Council voted Dec. 2 to retain the Bloomfield law firm of Pearlman & Miranda as special counsel, from Dec. 1, 2014, through Nov. 30, 2015, for a "maximum" amount of $100,000 .

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  5. Staffing Skyway fire-watchRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Dec 16 | Observer

    For the first time, members of the Kearny Fire Department will have a shot at off-duty pay, much like their counterparts at the Police Department have enjoyed for many years, although there is a sunset provision for the privilege. This opportunity has arisen as a consequence of the long-term reconstruction of the Pulaski Skyway, the elevated state highway built in 1932 that links Jersey City and Newark, and, in particular, the welding work being done on the structure.

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  6. Brothers rescue robbery victim, cops sayRead the original story

    Tuesday Dec 16 | Observer

    Two brothers, both in law enforcement, were credited with thwarting a would-be street robbery in the borough last Wednesday night. Police Chief Louis Ghione said the episode unfolded at about 10:45 p.m. after a 29-year-old woman exited a bus at the stop at Garden Terrace and Ridge Road and, as she was walking home, noticed that a man was following her.

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  7. Pettigrew picked to lead Council 11Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Dec 16 | Observer

    Civil Service Council 11, the union that represents nonuniformed civilian employees and crossing guards in Kearny, has elected Bill Pettigrew as its new president. Pettigrew, who serves as town registrar and public health investigator, defeated Ken Salinski, a public works employee, by a wide margin in balloting held Oct. 17. Also elected was Nevier Ruiz as first vice president, replacing Shirley Manucci, who retired Dec. 1. Craig Smith retains his office as second vice president.

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  8. Home for the holidaysRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Dec 16 | Observer

    With the holidays fast approaching, I know I speak for all my colleagues at The Observer when I wish all our faithful readers, subscribers and advertisers the very best of New Year greetings. And, if we can manage to take a breather from frenzied, last-minute holiday shopping expeditions, let's also consider those among us who are less fortunate, those who've fallen on hard times and are still struggling to stay afloat.

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  9. ObituariesRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Dec 16 | Observer

    Funeral services were under the direction of the Mulligan Funeral Home, Harrison. A funeral service was held at the funeral home.

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  10. Kearns out as QP grid coachRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Dec 16 | Observer

    The revolving door at Queen of Peace continued to spin out of control recently. Not only is principal John Bellocchio leaving after just two years, but it was learned that both football coach Bob Kearns and softball coach George Steel were not retained.

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  11. Kearny grapplers prep for solid seasonRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Dec 16 | Observer

    The veteran Kearny High School wrestling coach is so dedicated to the sport that he now has his son, Tony Jr., coaching a middle school program, getting kids involved in wrestling at an early age. Carratura also has his finger on the pulse of the Kearny Recreation program.

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  12. 2 teens are charged in Kearny arsonRead the original story

    Tuesday Dec 9 | Observer

    A cooperative investigation by the Kearny Fire Department and Police Department into a devastating house fire on Garfield Ave. last month has resulted in the arrest of two township youths on arson charges. The suspects, aged 15 and 16, are both students at Kearny High School.

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  13. Bianchi focused on redevelopmentRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Dec 9 | Observer

    Redevelopment of the borough's meadowlands acreage will be "the first priority" of the incoming administration of Republican Mayor-elect Joseph Bianchi. In a recent interview with The Observer, Bianchi - who, along with his Borough Council running mates, defeated the Democratic team led by incumbent Mayor Peter Massa in the municipal election Nov. 4 - said he'd like to take a cue from the borough's southern neighbor Kearny in Hudson County.

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  14. Stranger than fictionRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Dec 9 | Observer

    For nearly eight decades, Theodore Zetterlund of Kearny lay in an unmarked grave in Holy Cross Cemetery, North Arlington. This past Sunday, 79 years to the day that he was killed by a bandit, he finally got his headstone.

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  15. Arce resigning after 11 years of serviceRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Dec 9 | Observer

    Now only three remain. A second member of the five-person dissident Democratic ticket, swept into municipal office by Kearny voters in 2003, is stepping down from her post.

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  16. Improvements eyed at Kearny PointRead the original story

    Tuesday Dec 9 | Observer

    The town governing body is poised to adopt a conceptual redevelopment plan for the Kearny Point Industrial Park, after having voted Dec. 2 to introduce an ordinance to approve the plan and is expected to adopt it at a public hearing before year's end. Mayor Alberto Santos said that adoption - following the Planning Board's Dec. 3 approval of a site plan and variance applications in support of the proposal - would set the stage for the town to act on the owner/developer RTL Services' application for a PILOT and for RTL to begin work in 2015.

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  17. Union pickets Passaic Ave. mall siteRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Dec 9 | Observer

    Members of Local 3, Building Construction Laborers of North Jersey, are picketing a Passaic Ave. mall development site where a new BJ's is slated as the anchor tenant. Currently, Danco General Contracting is demolishing the old Congoleum factory on the site to clear the way for construction of new retail outlet stores by DVL Holdings LLC. Paul Roldan, Local 3 field representative for Hudson and Essex counties, said the union is upset about Danco's use of non-union labor and about safety at the work site.

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  18. KPD: How sweet it isRead the original story

    Tuesday Dec 9 | Observer

    On Dec. 1, Officers Tom Sumowski and Steve Hroncich, responding to a 3:30 a.m. report of a disorderly person in the area of Devon and Hoyt Sts., encountered an apparently intoxicated man holding a large black backpack that was "overflowing" with candy bars, KPD Chief John Dowie reported. Scattered on the sidewalk were at least 10 more candy bars, Dowie said.

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  19. around townRead the original story

    Tuesday Dec 9 | Observer

    Belleville Public Library and Information Center, 221 Washington Ave., holds a Saturday craft program, open to all ages, Dec. 13 at 3 p.m. Belleville High School's Music Department presents its 2014 winter concert series, starting with the instrumental music program, featuring the BHS Wind Ensemble and Orchestra, on Thursday, Dec. 11, and the vocal music program, with the BHS Concert Choir and Acapella Chorus, on Tuesday, Dec. 16. Both concerts start at 7 p.m. in the Connie Francis Theatre at the high school. Doors open at 6:45 p.m. Admission is free but donations are accepted at the door.

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  20. Vikings look to build on huge first-season under coach CorsettoRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Dec 9 | Observer

    After being away from the game of high school basketball for a few years, veteran coach Rich Corsetto had no idea what to expect from his return to the sidelines, taking over the North Arlington High School program. Corsetto, a veteran of coaching on the high school and more prominently the collegiate ranks, inherited a good squad when he arrived last year and the Vikings rewarded their new coach with a 20-win season.

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