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BREAKING: All Nutley schools closed today because of "security threat."

From the superintendent of Nutley schools last night, RE: today.

Dear Nutley Parents, Staff and Community,

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Tonight, the district administration became aware of a security threat. The police are actively investigating. As it gets later in the evening, we have decided to err on the side of safety and close schools Feb. 16, 2018.

We will use one of our two remaining emergency days and close the Nutley Public School district, for all students, staff and personnel. All evening events at our schools for Friday, Feb. 16 will be canceled, as well.

Schools will reopen, after winter break, on Monday, Feb. 26 for students and teachers and the district offices will reopen on Tuesday, February 20.

As both the Superintendent of the Nutley Public Schools and as a parent, and because of the nature of the world in which we live, there was no other decision to be made. Please rest assured that the safety and security of all our students and staff in the Nutley Public Schools remains our first priority.

Sincerely,

Dr. Julie Glazer

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Great job by Sgt. Levchak, Officers Manolis and Oliveira, and Kearny EMS EMTs who revived a non-breathing man on Friday night using Nasal Narcan. Thanks to Jers...ey City Medical Center EMS for making the doses available to KPD free of charge through the Hudson County Prosecutor's Office county-wide program.

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· February 14, 2018
If you want your fact get it from the main source. Not from the crap you are hearing. I watched the situation they are in. I was their to help. I know everything that is going on. Why do you kick the ...person who is down? Saying it’s not meant to hurt them. Saying things that are false aren’t nice. The family is separated. The parents are trying to find places to sleep. While the kids are staying at their uncles small apartment. Realtors and landlord they have talked to are telling them to put the animals down or give them away. They are animal lovers. The animals are part of the family. The kids have really bad asthma which means they can’t take the beds, blankets or sofas or stuffed animals their grandparents have made or given them. Grandparents that have passed. Yes their stuff are still in the house but they can’t take much. They are still looking for place of their own since they have to move out. Due to water damage which damage some of their stuff. All they asked for was a place for rent that will accept pets. They tell people the truth about everything that happening. Finding a place to call home again isn’t easy as a walk in the park. They look at apartments in Kearny and out of Kearny. They all loved each other and praying on everything to be together again. Do you know what it is like to be separated from your family? Not being able to see them everyday, to talking them, hug them, hold them and tell them when somethings bothering you or how your day went. A once happy family now separated is being accused of false accusations by the observer. When they are down you just kick them even more. It makes you nothing but a bully. See More
Coleen Barr-Scorsone
· February 14, 2018
Lost a ton of respect for this paper today after reading the front page “Scam” warning about the woman who had the audacity to ask if anyone knew of an apartment to rent that allowed pets. Her apartme...nt was water damaged and she isn’t able to live with her kids or her pets and the Observer takes the time to do a Front Page article to shame her?! I saw her posts and she offered to pay a non refundable pet fee. This is the shittiest thing I’ve ever seen this paper do and I’m a lifelong Kearny resident who has always read this paper. The town came together to help people and this is how you put a button on it? Shame on every single person at this paper. See More
Kat Berl
· May 15, 2017
They report a story without the right story. Shit happened and now my name is smeared for life even though not one reporter interviewed me to get the correct story. This paper is shit! Emailed the ori...ginal reporter he said he had no clue. Emailed the manager no clue as well. This paper is false! See More
Nick Rosania
· October 10, 2017
I like the overall coverage in the whole area, but would like to see more NA police info as in neighboring towns!
Ron Gaz
· January 8, 2018
Best coverage for newspaper in the local area ever
Doris Shaw
· February 14, 2018
Hippa law was violated by a professional in your article
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· June 4, 2016
Today was an even more awesome day than it should've been! Huge, and I mean HUGE, thanks go to journalist, Jim, for interviewing my dad while we were waiting to meet former Yankee, El Duque at Modell'...s! Jim made sure he knew my dad had an amazing life story to tell about his escape from Cuba so long ago. So much so, that El Duque asked US to tell him all about it! My dad was over the moon! Thank you, Jim, for being so gracious and thoughtful! Much respect to The Observer staff! See More
Vinny Silva
· April 20, 2017
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Teresa Marie
· May 24, 2017
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Nicole Yaciw
· November 3, 2016
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Dennis Gilgallon
· August 6, 2016
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· June 15, 2016
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Greetings, one and all. Earlier today, our live broadcast didn't work as well as we want it to — there was no audio. We'll do another news recap later today, so please be sure to check back later. We apologize for the inconvenience — and look forward to seeing you later today. — Kevin Canessa.

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Hey everyone, don't forget, coming up today at 4 p.m. ET, it's Sports Sunday with Jim Hague. Be sure to check it out!

The following update was provided by Tom Strumolo, chief of the Nutley PD.

The Nutley Police Department continues to investigate a video posted to Instagram. The video under investigation did not contain a direct threat to any Nutley schools. The individual who has been identified in this incident is cooperating with the NPD’s investigation.

Detectives are continuing to conduct interviews and are investigating all technology based information related to this incident.

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Once again, the facts uncovered in the investigation up to this point indicate there does not appear to be an immediate threat to any of the schools or the public at this time.

The Nutley Police Department will continue to utilize all available law enforcement resources during this investigation. Public Safety Director Alphonse Petracco and Chief of Police Thomas Strumolo want to reassure parents/guardians, students and school employees that the NPD is taking all available steps to ensure their safety.

The NPD is expected to release updated information later today as the investigation continues. We will also continue to post updates to our Facebook page as they become available. Thank you. Thomas J. Strumolo, chief of police.

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Attention dog lovers and owners — very important notice here. With thanks to our Barbara Goldberg for sending this to us.

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Residents beware — when people take to social media after a tragedy looking for help, you have to do your due diligence before offering a helping hand. Here’s a local example. A woman who once lived next door to the home destroyed by fire at 238-240 Maple St. early last month has been using the fire to get help from an unsuspecting public — only her home was not fully damaged in the fire, according to representatives at the Kearny Health Department. [ 606 more words ]

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This is one of those weeks where I get to do a column for the second time in two weeks. Occasionally, hodgepodge columns present themselves — and this is one of those weeks. So, here it goes. Starbucks … Starbucks … Starbucks Two weeks ago, the Kearny Town Council announced plans for a Starbucks to come to town, near the old PathMark on Passaic Avenue. [ 783 more words ]

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Ira Kaywork visited our office today.

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Coming soon: Sports Sunday with Jim Hague

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Most of the time, when we get feedback, it's negative. So, we got a great piece of positive feedback recently -- and thought we'd share it with our readers ... re: our classifieds.

"I have been very happy with the results from the classified ad we placed in The Observer. We had approximately 60 responses from the ad we placed, which we consider tremendous results. We have also placed prior ads for hiring staff and have always found an employee due to the large pool of peopl...e that read your paper.

"The customer service at The Observer is excellent. We have always been able to reach someone on the phone who was knowledgeable and courteous. The pricing is extremely reasonable and our ads have always run correctly. "

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Sue Meyers
Manna & Associates LLC

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