Judge refuses to dismiss charges in Dufault case

MAPLEWOOD / SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Yet again, a Superior Court judge has rejected a bid from a former Maplewood teacher to dismiss charges that she sexually assaulted six male students. Superior Court Judge Michael L. Ravin on Feb. 29 denied a motion from Nicole Dufault to reconsider his Dec. 18, 2015, ruling that denied […]

Marley makes good

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Edison Middle School student Marley Dias, 11, is presented with a commendation at the Feb. 23 West Orange Township Council meeting for her #1000BlackGirlBooks project, created to collect and distribute books that represent young black females as main literary characters. Marley is pictured above with her parents, council President Victor Cirilo […]

‘Water Music, Revisited’ comes to Maplewood Middle School

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The Society of Musical Arts Orchestra continues its concert season Sunday, March 6, at 4 p.m. at Maplewood Middle School Auditorium, 7 Burnett St. in Maplewood. “Water Music, Revisited” will feature the music of Bernstein, Smetana, Elgar and Frazelle. The program will feature distinguished soprano soloist Katy Sumrow in Elgar’s “Sea Pictures.” […]

Dr. Hugh D. Kittle, Jr.

    Dr. Hugh D. Kittle, Jr., 90, passed away on Thursday February 18, 2016 in Charlotte, NC  after a short illness.    Born in Nanticoke, PA, he graduated from Columbia  University and NYU Dental School.  He served in the Navy during the Korean War.    Hugh resided in Glen Ridge, NJ and operated  a […]

Dr. John Creamer Leaman

  Dr. John Creamer Leaman, age 89, passed away peacefully on February 27, 2016 with his sons at his side.   He was born and grew up in Valley Stream, Long Island.  He attended Columbia University, graduating in 1948.  He went on to attend Albany Medical College and, on completion of his degree, returned to […]

Dominick J. Seville

   Dominick J. Seville, of Bloomfield, passed away on Tuesday March 1, 2016 at Mountainside Hospital in Glen Ridge after year battle with ALS.    Relatives and friends are invited to attend the visitation at the O’Boyle Funeral Home, 309 Broad St. Bloomfield on Friday from 4-8 PM with the funeral service at 7 PM. […]

Moses arrested for Newark murder

NEWARK, NJ — On Wednesday, March 2, Fateem T. Moses, 35, of Newark, was arrested and charged with the murder of Omar Faines, 31, of Newark. Faines was fatally shot on Sunday, Feb. 14, on Rose Terrace in Newark. Moses is charged with murder and weapons offenses. Bail was set at $750,000 by Superior Court […]

New complaint board will be a national model for police-community relations

  NEWARK, NJ — Details of Newark’s Civilian Complaint Review Board were announce on Wednesday, March 2, in City Hall, at the regular meeting of the Newark Municipal Council. The new board will have the power to issue subpoenas, conduct investigations and establish a mediation program to enable complainants to resolve their complaints through informal […]