Janet Brown Griffin

   Janet B. Griffin, Retired Nurse, Loving Wife, Mother and Grandmother died May 13, 2016 when she was lovingly called Home by our Lord. A memorial service will be held on Saturday May 21, 2016 at the Grace Presbyterian Church, Montclair, NJ. There will be a private cremation. O’Boyles Funeral Home, 309 Broad Street, Bloomfield, […]

SOMS students win cash prize in international video contest

WASHINGTON, D.C. — William Griffith and Daisy Andrejco, seventh-graders at South Orange Middle School, took second place and were awarded $250 for a video they created on deforestation for the “World of 7 Billion” international student video contest sponsored by Population Connection. William and Daisy, who are taking a global issues class, chose deforestation as […]

Demolition begins at 160 Maplewood Ave.

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Demolition began this morning, May 18, at 160 Maplewood Ave. in Maplewood, the former site of the post office. According to a release from the township, the demolition phase is expected to take approximately three weeks. As such, several logistics have had to be addressed: Pedestrian access: A covered pedestrian path is […]

West Orange man arrested for strangling Livingston woman

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn A. Murray and Livingston Police Chief Craig Handschuch announced May 17 that the Livingston Police Department and the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide/Major Crimes Task Force are investigating a homicide. On Sunday, May 15, Livingston Police responded the home of Lindsay A. Ulyate, 32, at approximately 4:30 […]

South Orange pool to open Memorial Day weekend

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The South Orange Community Pool will open on Saturday, May 28, for Memorial Day weekend, with hours from noon to 8 p.m. The pool will then be open weekends-only until Saturday, June 25, when regular season hours begin. For a complete schedule, please see the pool’s Web page at http://www.southorange.org/475/Pool. Swim […]

JFS to host Evening of Laughter in honor of Livingston resident

SPRINGFIELD, NJ — Jewish Family Service of MetroWest will hold its annual Evening of Laughter on Wednesday, June 8, at Temple Beth Ahm Yisrael, 60 Temple Drive in Springfield. The featured performer will be comedian Gary Gulman, who was a finalist on the NBC reality-talent show “Last Comic Standing,” and is a regular on late-night […]

Shillelagh brings back Exhibition of Irish Sports

WEST ORANGE, NJ — On Sunday, June 5, the Friendly Sons of the Shillelagh Essex will be hosting the 16th annual Exhibition of Irish Sports at Seton Hall Preparatory School’s Kelly Athletic Center in West Orange from noon to 7 p.m. The purpose of this not-for-profit event is to encourage and promulgate Irish culture, traditions […]

Reign Men: Great Dynasty Debate to be held at Yogi Berra Museum & Learning Center on May 22

Baseball Experts Examine Which Baseball Team Had the Best Cluster of Championship Seasons

LITTLE FALLS — Baseball has always had supreme rulers. Even teams more known for their ineptitude  – the St. Louis Browns and Chicago Cubs – once dominated America’s pastime. As Casey Stengel once said: You could look it up: The Browns won four straight pennants in the late 1880s and the pre-cursed Cubs won four […]