Columbia JV boys’ basketball team wins tournament at West Side

MAPLEWOOD – Pictured above, the Columbia High School JV boys’ basketball team won the Christmas tournament title at West Side High School in Newark from Dec. 27-29. Darius Forester-Plummer, wearing No. 5, won the MVP award. The JV head coach name is Jameel Grace. The team then defeated both Orange, 69-59, Jan. 7, and East […]

Glen Ridge Train Station stair replacement under way

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — New Jersey Transit has posted the following notice about construction at the Glen Ridge Train Station: Access to the west end of the westbound platform will be closed due to stair replacement. Construction will begin at the end of December and continue for approximately one month. During this time, the only […]

First Night wows residents with record number of activities

MAPLEWOOD/SOUTH ORANGE, NJ  — South Orange and Maplewood residents celebrate the New Year with various performers and vendors on Dec. 31 at the Woodland in Maplewood. The annual First Night funfest had returned for another successful year of uniting the community as the clock reaches midnight and a new year starts. — Photos Courtesy of Michael […]

Turtle Back Zoo breaks attendance record at 2015’s end

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The Owens family from Plainfield was recognized on Sunday, Dec. 13, 2015, for being the 700,000th visitors to Essex County Turtle Back Zoo during 2015. This is the first time attendance has exceeded the 700,000 mark and the 11th consecutive year that a new annual attendance record has been set at […]

Maplewood & South Orange week of January 7th

OBITUARIES: • CAREY – Roberts “Robin” Browning Fray, of Maplewood; Dec. 17. Mother. • CRYSTAL – Bernard III, of Maplewood; Dec. 29. Vietnam War Army vet, husband. • EBBE – Peter Michael, of Basking Ridge; Dec. 20. Retired Maplewood teacher. • FISHER – Catherine Anne, formerly of Maplewood; Dec. 19. Grandmother. • KINCAID – Vincent […]

West Orange week of January 7th

OBITUARIES: • DAVENPORT – Marjory, of West Orange; Dec. 20. Grandmother. • DE ROSA – Louise Ann Palmere, of West Orange; Dec. 21. Grandmother. • JACOBS – Jerome, of West Orange; Dec. 19. Husband, great-grandfather. • KUZIK – Rosemary, of West Orange; Dec. 24. School teacher, grandmother. • MCCARTNEY – William “Willie,” of Orange, formerly […]

Bloomfield & Glen Ridge week of January 7th

OBITUARIES: • BROWN – Reginald W., of Bloomfield; Dec. 16. Husband, great-grandfather. • BUCCI – Irene J., formerly of Bloomfield; Dec. 17. Great-grandmother. • DI LUCIA – Louis A., of Bloomfield; Dec. 24. State insurance auditor, 96. • FIERRO – Benjamin Jr., of Glen Ridge; Dec. 28. Korean War vet, sales manager. • MESCE – […]

Irvington & Vailsburg week of January 7th

OBITUARIES: • BRONNER – Martha S., formerly of Irvington; Dec. 13. Member of Union AARP. • COWAN – Constance M., formerly of Irvington; Dec. 24. Wife, great-grandmother. • DONARGO – Julia M., formerly of Irvington; Dec. 23. Grandmother. • GOSCINSKI – Chester J., of Irvington; Dec. 19. WWII vet, piano tuner, 96. • HINES – […]

East Orange & Orange week of January 7th

OBITUARIES: • BOHANNAN – Edward Sr., of East Orange; Dec. 26. • BOREA – Helen, formerly of Orange; Dec. 27. Customer service manager. • CAMPBELL – Gloria, of East Orange; Dec. 25. Great-grandmother. • CLARK – Norvill R., of Orange; Dec. 18. Great-grandfather. • COBB – Gail, of East Orange; Dec. 20. school crossing guard, […]

Bernadette Wilson

    Bernadette Leanora McChesney Wilson passed away peacefully surrounded by her children on January 6, 2016.    Relatives and friends are invited to attend the funeral from the O’Boyle Funeral Home, 309 Broad St. Bloomfield on Friday at 9:30 AM. The funeral mass will be offered at Sacred Heart Church, 76 Broad St. Bloomfield […]