Yogi Berra Museum & Learning Center to host screening of ‘Fastball’ on March 22

UPPER MONTCLAIR – Just in time for the upcoming baseball season, the Yogi Berra Museum & Learning Center, located on the campus of Montclair State University, will host a special screening on March 22 of the acclaimed documentary “Fastball,” which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival in 2015. Featuring  MLB stars and 20 Hall of […]

West Orange St. Patrick’s Day Parade street closures announced

WEST ORANGE, NJ — On Sunday, March 13, the annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade will take place on Main Street in West Orange. Main Street will be closed to vehicular traffic at the south end of Northfield Avenue and the north end of Harrison Avenue from approximately 11:15 a.m. to approximately 3 p.m. Eagle Rock […]

Night of 100 Dinners returns to homes, restaurants March 5

SOUTH ORANGE / MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The Achieve Foundation’s “Night of 100 Dinners” is an annual fundraising event, now in its 12th year, in which residents host dinners in their homes to raise awareness of and money for Achieve programs that directly impact students in the South Orange-Maplewood School District. Hosts donate their party costs […]

Don’t miss the ‘LSO Dance Mix’

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Maestro Anthony LaGruth and the Livingston Symphony Orchestra invite local music lovers to join them on Saturday, March 5, for the “LSO Dance Mix.” The third in the orchestra’s 2015-2016 season, the concert features the rhythm, melody and stories of classical dances composed by Brahms, Copland, Gliere and Rachmaninoff, and takes the […]

Send SOHPS your essay for chance at winning scholarship

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The South Orange Historical and Preservation Society is offering a $1,000 scholarship in a competition open to all high school juniors and seniors living in South Orange and Maplewood who will be entering an accredited institution of higher education upon graduation from high school. To win the prize, students must submit […]

Police are investigating East Orange homicide

EAST ORANGE, NJ – The East Orange Police Department and the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide/Major Crimes Task Force are investigating the murder of Tushon D. Jones, 32, of East Orange. On Sunday, Feb. 28, at approximately 12:54 a.m., police responded to Charles Street in East Orange, where they discovered the victim on the floor […]

Irvington man arrested for Newark murder

NEWARK, NJ — On Friday, Feb. 26, Rakeem Johnson, 35, of Irvington, was arrested for the murder of Abner Dominguez, 36, of Jersey City. Dominguez was fatally shot in the vicinity of 93 Roseville Avenue in Newark on Tuesday, Dec. 22. Johnson has been charged with murder, felony murder, robbery, unlawful possession of a weapon […]

Man sentenced to 10 years for manslaughter

NEWARK, NJ — Superior Court Judge Siobhan Teare sentenced Rasoo Scott, 26, of Newark, to 10 years in New Jersey state prison on Friday, Feb. 26, for fatally shooting Daniel Ebron-Berbick, 16, also of Newark. According to Assistant Prosecutor Nicole Buermann, who handled the case, on Sept. 1, 2012, at around 3 a.m., in the […]

Payne announces 10th District participation in 2016 Congressional Art Competition

WASHINGTON, D.C. — On Thursday, Feb. 25, U.S. Rep. Donald M. Payne Jr. announced that New Jersey’s 10th Congressional District, which includes portions of Essex, Hudson and Union counties, is participating in the 2016 Congressional Art Competition. “I am pleased to announce that high school students from New Jersey’s 10th Congressional District will once again […]