Woman’s Club supports IHN

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The Evening Membership Department of the Maplewood Woman’s Club presented Emma Justice, executive director of Interfaith Hospitality Network of Essex County, with a check for $500 to aid in the network’s purchase of a new van. The IHN provides 20 to 25 homeless families each year with shelter and meals through a […]

GR Friday Night Rec begins

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — Friday night recreation will be held by Glen Ridge Parks and Recreation. The program will be at Ridgewood Avenue School upper gym, with drop-off in the parking lot behind the school. The night features 90 minutes of gym games for kids, supervised by a qualified staff. All registrations for the free […]

Troop 2’s Gonnella and Smith achieve Eagle Scout status

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Anthony D. Gonnella and Peyton R. Smith, both of West Orange, have earned the highest advancement award the Boy Scouts of America offers to Scouts: the Eagle Scout Award. Eagle Scout is the highest rank in Scouting and is earned by less than 2.5 percent of all boys involved in Scouting. […]

West Orange week of December 3rd

OBITUARIES: • BELL – Betty Ann Williams, formerly of West Orange; Nov. 21. Mother. • BRANCH – B. Lawrence, of West Orange, formerly of South Orange; Nov. 21. • CASSIDY – James Anthony Jr., of West Orange; Nov. 22. Truck driver. • GIORDANO – Gene J., of West Orange; Nov. 22. Night foreman, grandfather. • […]

Maplewood & South Orange week of December 3rd

OBITUARIES: • BRANCH – B. Lawrence, of West Orange, formerly of South Orange; Nov. 21. • GIORDANO – Robert, of Maplewood; Sept. 22. Special ed teacher in Irvington. • LAWSON – Eloise G., formerly of Maplewood; Nov. 11. Librarian, mother. • PICCIUTO – Jean, of Maplewood, formerly of Bloomfield; Nov. 19. • ROTHSCHILD – William […]

Eagle Scout project provides families with holiday meals

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Because of the hard work of a Boy Scout with Troop 5 in Maplewood, 75 families were able to have a Thanksgiving meal with turkey and all the trimmings. As part of his Eagle Scout community service project, 17-year-old Tajeer Robinson conducted a food drive and an online fundraising campaign to purchase […]

EO police and fire officers given top honors at awards banquet

EAST ORANGE, NJ — The New Jersey State Policemen’s Benevolent Association Inc. awarded the bravery and service of two members of East Orange Police Department during their annual Valor Award Banquet in Atlantic City on Saturday, Nov. 21. East Orange Police Department Detective Damon Johnson and Sgt. Michael Williams Jr. were celebrated for their dedication […]

East Orange & Orange week of December 3rd

OBITUARIES: • BURKE – William Henry, formerly of Orange; Oct. 27. Husband. • DAVIS – Samuel H., of Orange; Oct. 15. • GUTIN – Claire, formerly of East Orange and West Orange; Nov. 23. Mother. • LOFTON – Oliver, of Orange; Nov. 22. Father and uncle.

Bloomfield & Glen Ridge week of December 3rd

OBITUARIES: • BLUME – Joseph H. Jr., of Bloomfield, formerly of Irvington; Nov. 18. Father. • KELLY – Shaakerah Q., of Bloomfield; Nov. 14. Mother, daughter, sister. • MCNAB – Mary M., formerly of Bloomfield and Glen Ridge; Nov. 23. Grandmother. • MELITO – Jane, formerly of Bloomfield; Nov. 22. Receptionist, grandmother. • MENDES – […]