Donaldson tapped to spread YMCA Togetherhood program

MAPLEWOOD/SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — When the YMCA of the USA launched “Togetherhood,” its social responsibility initiative, in 2014, longtime South Mountain YMCA employee Tommy Donaldson led the effort at the Maplewood-based branch. The South Mountain Y was one of only 50 out of more than 2,700 YMCAs nationwide chosen to pilot the program, according to […]

Carol Stahl Garben

  Mrs. Carol Stahl Garben died on Saturday, January 16, 2016 in Glen Ridge. Visiting will be held in the Prout Funeral Home, (www.proutfuneralhome.com) 370 Bloomfield Avenue, Verona on Thursday, January 21 from 10 am to 12 Noon, with a Service to follow at 12 Noon. Burial will follow in the Restland Memorial Park, East […]

Ingrid Dorsinville Blenman Claude

   Ingrid Dorsinville Blenman Claude, 51, of West Orange, NJ, passed away on Wednesday, January 13, 2016.    A Celebration of Claude’s life will be held on Thursday, January 21st at Christ Church, 68 Church St., Montclair, NJ 07042 with visiting from 10-11 am followed by a service at 11:00 am.  The interment will follow […]

Columbia HS boys’ and girls’ fencing teams victorious

MAPLEWOOD – It was a week of celebrations for both the Columbia High School boys’ and girls’ fencing teams as they both defeated Newark Academy and Livingston High School. The Columbia boys’ fencing team knew it had to be in top form to fence against the strong and experienced team from Newark Academy. They trained […]

Cliffs residents to experience Elizabethan era lifestyle

WEST ORANGE — The Cliffs at Eagle Rock in West Orange will be transformed into a “Winter’s Tale” to ring in the new year. The week-long experience is based on William Shakespeare’s famous play by that name. During the week of Jan. 25 till the end of the month, Cliffs residents will be greeted by Elizabethan costumed […]

Eleanor Barrow Schoch

   Eleanor Barrow Schoch, of Glen Ridge, NJ, passed into eternal life on January 15, surrounded by her loving family at Jersey Shore University Medical Center.    Born in Lansdowne, PA, on February 26, 1925, she was the ninth of twelve children.  After graduating from Notre Dame Academy, she worked as a secretary for the […]

Margaret B. Linhoff

   Margaret B. Linhoff (nee Kerekes) 78, of Bloomfield passed away on Thursday January 14, 2015 at Green Hill in West Orange.    Relatives and friends were invited to attend the funeral mass at Sacred Heart Church, 76 Broad St. Bloomfield on Monday. Arrangements by the O’Boyle Funeral Home, 309 Broad St. Bloomfield.     […]

Fighting Maplewood’s fires

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Kevin Hayes is appointed deputy chief to the Maplewood Fire Department at the Jan. 5 Maplewood Township Committee meeting.

Happy Birthday

NUTLEY, NJ  —A birthday party for Nutley Mayor Alphonse Petracco, who turned 51, was a packed, happy affair on Friday, Jan. 8. About 400 guests came to fete the popular mayor and dance the night away at the Starlite Dance Center. Serving as emcee for the event was Phil Cuzzi, a Major League Baseball umpire. Above […]

Belleville HS to hold Military Appreciation Night at hoop game and annual Jim Silvestri Memorial Scholarship Fund wrestling match

BELLEVILLE – Belleville High School will hold two upcoming events. Military Appreciation Night will be held Wednesday, Jan. 27, when the boys’ varsity basketball team hosts Golda Och Academy at 5:15 p.m. Military Appreciation Night is part of the Super Essex Conference’s Military Appreciation Month. The BHS annual Jim Silvestri Memorial Scholarship Fund wrestling match […]