Donald Gerson

   Mr. Donald Gerson, 87, of West Orange died Monday, April 25, 2016 at home. Services were heldApril 28, 2016 in Bernheim-Apter-Kreitzman’s in Livingston, NJ.    Born in Brooklyn, NY, Mr. Gerson lived in West Orange for most of his life.   Mr. Gerson was a clothing manufacturer at Jane Darling Dress in New York […]

Bear apprehended in Maplewood

Bear apprehended in Maplewood

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The Maplewood Police Department received a report on April 27 at approximately 2:58 a.m. of a black bear walking through years in the area of Burnett Avenue and Marion Terrace, according to a release from the police department. Maplewood police officers responded to the area and subsequently located the bear. Officers monitored […]

2016 HS Softball Essex County Tournament pairings

Mount Saint Dominic Academy, the two-time reining champion, received the No. 1 seed in the 39th High School Varsity Softball Essex County Tournament. West Essex is the No. 2 seed. Nutley is the No. 3 seed. Preliminary round on or by May 5, at higher seeded sites (26) Barringer at (23) Science Park (27) Newark […]

2016 HS Baseball Greater Newark Tournament pairings

The three-time reigning champion Seton Hall Prep varsity baseball team received the No. 1 seed in the 84th High School Varsity Baseball Greater Newark Tournament, which is considered the Essex County tournament. Millburn is the No. 2 seed. Nutley is the No. 3 seed and Montclair is the No. 4 seed in the field. Preliminary […]

Chairman of HackensackUMC Foundation Board of Trustees receives 2016 Modern Healthcare Excellence in Governance Award

HACKENSACK, NJ — Hackensack University Health Network has announced that Lawrence R. Inserra Jr., chairman, HackensackUMC Foundation Board of Trustees, has received the 2016 Modern Healthcare Excellence in Governance Award. This prestigious national award recognizes just four health care trustees and/or directors who have made outstanding individual achievements serving on governing boards for organizations from all […]

Officials report early morning homicide in Newark

NEWARK, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn A. Murray and Newark Public Safety Director Anthony F. Ambrose announced that the Newark Police Department and the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide/Major Crimes Task Force are investigating a fatal shooting. At approximately 12:11 a.m. today Newark Police responded to a report of a shooting in progress in the […]

Come to the river on May 1

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — South Orange River Day is an annual, community gathering to clean up the village’s section of the Rahway River, celebrate South Orange, and promote environmental education and awareness. This year’s event will include volunteer river cleanup, live music with Jonathan Fritz, exhibits, food, wild edibles walk with Dining Wild, mini-bioblitz with […]

Y hosts Healthy Kids Day in Memorial Park

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Families are invited to Memorial Park on April 30 to celebrate the South Mountain YMCA’s Healthy Kids Day, a free, fun-packed event to thwart the summer slide. From noon to 3 p.m., children can enjoy a giant challenge inflatable, a 50-foot climbing tower, a Spider-Man healthy lifestyle assembly, and camp games in […]

Marjorie A. Bonnet 

  Marjorie A. Bonnet (nee Flammer), 80, passed away on Tuesday April 26, 2016 at home in Florham Park surrounded by her loving family.    Relatives and friends are invited to attend the memorial funeral mass at St. Rose of  Lima Church, 312 Ridgedale Ave. East Hanover on Saturday April 30 at 11:30 AM. Interment […]

West Orange High School alumnus starring in ‘Hamilton’ on Broadway

WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange has a new superstar and his name is Okieriete “Oak” Onaodowan, who is currently starring in the smash Broadway hit “Hamilton.” Already a Grammy winner as “Best Musical Theater” album and a recipient of seven Drama Desk Awards, “Hamilton” received a Pulitzer Prize on April 18 and is poised […]