Selichot at Temple B’nai Abraham

LIVINGSTON, NJ — On Saturday, Sept. 24, beginning at 9 p.m., Temple B’nai Abraham will hold its observance of Selichot. Selichot, literally “forgiveness,” is the service held on the Saturday evening before Rosh Hashanah to help usher Jews into the themes of the High Holy Days. Selichot is a time of reflection and preparation. As […]

Daughters of Israel ups the ante with fun casino night

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Daughters of Israel’s Casino Night/Texas Hold’em Poker Tournament, a charity benefit for the home, took place on Thursday, Sept. 15, at the Crystal Plaza in Livingston. The fun and enjoyable event, which was chaired by Thelma Florin, was underwritten by Valley National Bank. Picture are Gerald Lipkin, chairman, president and CEO of […]

UCLA professor to speak at B’nai Abraham

LIVINGSTON, NJ — On Monday, Sept. 26, at 7 p.m., Temple B’nai Abraham Adult Learning presents professor David Myers, who teaches in the history department at UCLA; his topic will be “Jewish History and Jewish Memory.” “We Jews are interested in our history. But what we call our history is often our collective memory and […]

Bill to require NJ Transit to notify public prior to service reduction is now law

TRENTON, NJ — A bill Assembly Democrats Wayne P. DeAngelo, Raj Mukherji, Valerie Vainieri Huttle and John McKeon sponsored to help ensure that mass transit riders are properly informed of proposed service cuts is now law. The new law, A-227, requires NJ Transit to hold a public hearing and provide notice prior to a reduction […]

Seton Hall rises again in U.S. News & World Report’s rankings

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — U.S. News & World Report’s 2017 America’s Best Colleges guide has ranked Seton Hall University among the top tier of national universities, and put the school on its list of “A Plus Schools for B Students.” For 2017, Seton Hall’s ranking rose for the sixth consecutive year to 118th among the […]

Yogi Berra Museum to host ‘Celebration of Life’ on Sept. 25

Free family festival will honor remarkable life and legacy of Yogi Berra, one year after his passing

UPPER MONTCLAIR, NJ – A free, family-friendly festival of art, baseball and other kids’ activities will be held at the Yogi Berra Museum & Learning Center on Sunday, Sept. 25 to help celebrate the life and legacy of one of America’s most beloved and legendary sports figures. The “Celebration of Life” will include magicians, mascots, […]

Marie Spieczynski

   Marie Spieczynski, (nee Lucas), 88, passed away on Monday, September 19, 2016 at home in Bloomfield.    Relatives and friends are invited to attend the funeral from the O’Boyle Funeral Home, 309 Broad St. Bloomfield on Thursday at 9 AM. the funeral mass will be offered at St. Valentine Church at 10 AM. Interment […]

Eric W. Brodbeck

Beloved husband, son, and father  Eric William Brodbeck passed away September 17th surrounded by his loving family.  Through the years, he bravely shared his journey.  His courage in battling cancer surprised no one but inspired all.  He will be truly missed and as Eric often said, laugh harder, love harder, and Live Strong.  Eric was […]

GenWealth Walks for Hope returns for fourth year

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The GenWealth Group will host its fourth annual GenWealth Walks for Hope on Saturday, Oct. 1, to raise funds to support brain cancer research in honor of longtime Maplewood resident and businessman Angelo Vayas, who died from glioblastoma. Participants in GenWealth Walks for Hope are asked to make a voluntary donation; donations […]

Senate action furthers Rahway River flood control initiative

CRANFORD, NJ — The Mayors Council on Rahway River Watershed Flood Control reported in a recent press release that on Sept. 15 the U.S. Senate passed by a 96-4 vote the Federal Water Resources Development Act, which includes a directive to the secretary to expedite the final review and provide pre-construction and engineering funds for […]