East Orange & Orange week of February 18th

OBITUARIES: • AUSTIN – Ellis J. “Emmit,” of Orange; Feb. 1. Husband, grandfather. • BEASLEY – Donna Marie, of East Orange; Feb. 5. • BOWSER – Hamilton, formerly of East Orange; Jan. 16. Former Marine. • BUONO – Salvatore, formerly of Orange; Feb. 5. Owned landscaping company. • FERRARA – Dennis Paul, formerly of East […]

Essex man charged with bank robbery spree

NEWARK, NJ — A Newark man was charged yesterday with committing five bank robberies in Union and Essex counties from August 2015 through October 2015, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced. James Glenn, 59, is charged by criminal complaint with five counts of bank robbery. He appeared yesterday afternoon before U.S. Magistrate Judge Leda D. Wettre in Newark federal court and was […]

TSTI snowbirds stay connected during ‘winter break’

DELRAY BEACH, Fla. — Rabbi Daniel Cohen, standing, far right, of Temple Sharey Tefilo-Israel in South Orange paid a recent visit to several dozen synagogue members who spend the winter or live full-time in Florida. “Our seniors may be in the Sunshine State now, but they are never far from our hearts,” Cohen said in […]

Governor orders flags lowered to half-staff to honor fallen Port Authority Police Officer Elise Bastardo

TRENTON, NJ — Gov. Chris Christie signed Executive Order No. 203, ordering all State buildings to fly flags at half-staff on Thursday, Feb. 18, 2016, in recognition and mourning of Port Authority Police Officer Elise Bastardo. Bastardo was born in Red Bank, and was raised in Wall Township. Bastardo earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and […]

Green Hill in West Orange celebrates love

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Students from the West Orange Pleasantdale School made Valentine’s Day cards for everyone at Green Hill in West Orange and Our Lady of the Lake Confirmation students made heart-filled goody bags. In the afternoon, Green Hill residents were serenaded by musician Danny Bacher.

Middle school honors informational presentations

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Superintendent Jeff Rutzky will hold a series of presentations to provide information regarding the middle school honors program in the West Orange School District. Parents and guardians with children in grades five through seven may attend any one of the three honors meetings. The three honors presentations will be the same […]

Friday Fish Fries offered by St. Andrew’s during Lent

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — St. Andrew & Holy Communion Episcopal Church, located at 160 W. South Orange Avenue in South Orange, will host a Fish Fry each Friday during Lent — Feb. 19 and 26, and March 4, 11 and 18 — from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. The event on Feb. 19 will feature Fishing […]

New Jersey Fencing Alliance to host prestigious Steve Sobel SYC & Cadet International tournament at NJ EXPO Center, Feb. 26-28

MAPLEWOOD – For the sixth year in a row, the New Jersey Fencing Alliance is proud to announce it will host the Steve Sobel Super Youth Circuit (SYC) & Cadet International tournament from February 26 to 28 at the New Jersey Convention and Exposition Center. This is the largest fencing event ever to be held […]

West Orange Township Council proclaims January Board of Education Month

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Township Council presented a resolution to the members of the Board of Education proclaiming the month of January as School Board Recognition Month at the Feb. 9 council meeting. Superintendent of Schools Jeff Rutzky, BOE President Laura Lab, Vice President Mark Robertson and board members Irv Schwarzbaum and […]