Hans E. Josephsen IV

   Hans E. Josephsen IV, 60, passed away on Thursday, December 3, 2015 at Clara Maass Medical Center in Belleville, after a long illness.    Relatives and friends are invited to attend the funeral service at the O’Boyle Funeral Home 309 Broad St. Bloomfield on Tuesday at 10:00 a.m.  Interment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery in East […]

Barbara Noyes Doran

   Barbara Noyes Doran, 102, died peacefully at on Thursday, December 03, 2015. She was born in New York City, NY to Blanche Carter Noyes and H. Howard Noyes. She was a life-long resident of Maplewood, New Jersey where she practiced as a physician for 35 years.    Barbara was a graduate of Columbia High […]

Vincent Pezzino

   Vincent Pezzino, 59, passed away on Thursday, December 3, 2015 surrounded by his loving family at Canterbury at Cedar Grove.    Relatives and friends were invited to attend the funeral from the O’Boyle Funeral Home 309 Broad St. Bloomfield on Monday at 10:00 a.m.  The funeral mass was offered at Queen of Peace Church […]

Bronze statue dedicated to Martin Luther King Jr.

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — A bronze statue honoring civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was dedicated on Wednesday, Oct. 14. The 8-foot tall statue standing on a granite pedestal was unveiled on the 50th anniversary of King receiving the Nobel Peace Prize. “It has been almost a half century since Dr. King’s death, […]

Seton Village lights up the holidays with Christmas fun

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The Seton Village Committee is bringing “Light Up the Holidays in Seton Village” to the local community on Friday, Dec. 4, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. “As we mark the second year of focused work toward our mission in Seton Village, it is wonderful to celebrate with this event, which truly […]

New plaque tells history of the park’s cherry trees

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — A new plaque has been added to Essex County Branch Brook Park, located in Newark and Belleville. The plaque speaks of the history of the cherry blossom trees in the park. Located in front of the Cherry Blossom Welcome Center, the plaque shares the story of cherry blossoms in Essex County, […]

South Orange Avenue eastbound lanes to be closed Dec. 9 through 11

Essex County, NJ — The eastbound lanes of South Orange Avenue between Cherry Lane/Brookside Drive and Wyoming Avenue will be closed to vehicular traffic from Wednesday, Dec. 9, through Friday, Dec. 11, from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily so the roadway can be milled and paved. The westbound lanes will remain open. This is […]

Forrest A. Brower

   Forrest A. Brower, 84, of Skillman passed away Thursday, October 1, 2015 at Stonebridge at Montgomery.    Born in Woodmere, NY he was a resident of Skillman for 15 years. He received his BA from Ohio Wesleyan University and his Masters in Hospital Administration from Columbia University. He served as a 2nd Lieutenant in […]

Seton Hall Prep Hall of Fame holds induction

Editor’s note: The following article was submitted by Richard Morris, Seton Hall Prep director of communications WEST ORANGE – On Oct. 15, a gathering of 250 alumni, family and friends celebrated the induction of 10 new members to the Seton Hall Prep Hall of Fame. At the 31st annual event, The Prep honored alumni whose […]

Fundraiser for WOSF Principal’s Scholarship raises serious bank

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Scholarship Foundation Principal’s Scholarship “Harvest Moon” fundraiser, held at the Loft at the Wilshire Grand Hotel on Nov. 20, provided an enjoyable evening for attendees and a record $5,600 for the fund. More than 100 guests enjoyed an evening of dancing provided by Liberty Middle School music teacher […]