Irvington police shut down two drug distribution rings

IRVINGTON, NJ —  Two competing drug distribution rings, operating out of the same address, were shut down on Wednesday, Feb. 3, and four suspects were arrested as the result of simultaneous raids conducted by a law enforcement narcotics task force comprised of Essex County sheriff’s detectives and officers from the Irvington and Bloomfield police departments. […]

Holman is honored posthumously

Vailsburg resident was member of 1965 championship basketball team

VAILSBURG, NJ — Vailsburg resident Al Sameer Green Holman was at the seventh annual holiday party hosted by Richard Wilder and the Class of 1967 of the South Side High School, now named Malcolm X Shabazz High School in Newark, in January. His grandfather, Leonard Holman, was presented posthumously with a bronze plaque honoring the […]

St. Joseph’s basketball teams enjoy fine action

St. Joseph’s basketball teams enjoy fine action

MAPLEWOOD – The Maplewood/South Orange St. Joseph CYO basketball teams enjoyed fine play this past weekend. The St. Joe’s Pee Wee Red 4th Grade boys had a tough loss on Sunday afternoon, Feb. 7, against St. Helen’s/Edwards 20-10.  A tough St. Helen’s defense limited the offense and the team went into the half down 8 to 4.  […]

Columbia HS boys fall; girls advance in state fencing

Columbia HS boys fall; girls advance in state fencing

MAPLEWOOD – The energy was palpable at the New Jersey Fencing Alliance in Maplewood when the Columbia High School boys’ fencing team was preparing for their state tournament meet against Montclair High School. As well prepared as they were, they knew that they were in for a tough night given the strength of Montclair’s saber […]

Nutley HS boys’ and girls’ bowling teams roll to Essex County titles

NUTLEY – Both the Nutley High School boys’ and girls’ varsity bowling teams placed first in the Essex County Athletic Directors’ Tournament on Monday afternoon, Feb. 8, at Eagle Rock Lanes in West Orange. The teams are under the guidance of head coach George Ackerman. The girls’ team won the title for the second year […]

BOE considers non-public athletics issues

By Joe Ragozzino and Daniel Jackovino BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Fed up with being forced to play against non-public schools that have the advantage of drawing student-athletes from anywhere in the region, Bloomfield High School Athletic Director Steve Jenkins, in a Dec. 29 letter to Superintendent Sal Goncalves, asked the Board of Education to adopt a policy […]

Four appointed to Foundation Board at Clara Maass

BELLEVILLE, NJ — Four businessmen, who are civic leaders with strong ties in Essex County, were appointed to the Foundation Board of Trustees at Clara Maass Medical Center, in Belleville. According to Chairman Robert Gamba, of the Foundation at Clara Maass Medical Center, “It is a pleasure to welcome Salvatore Cocco, Daniel Geltrude, Robert Gill, […]

West Orange week of February 4th

OBITUARIES: • CERZA – Gerard J. Sr., of West Orange; Jan. 21. Electrician, great-grandfather. • FORTE – Irene, of West Orange; Jan. 21. Secretary, grandmother. • GALLARDO – Father Joseph James, of West Orange; Jan. 25. • JANDOLI – Marilyn Elizabeth, formerly of West Orange; Jan. 24. Grandmother. • KONOP – Adele E., of West […]

Maplewood & South Orange week of February 4th

OBITUARIES: • BARON – Herbert J., formerly of Maplewood; Jan. 24. WWII vet, grandfather. • DE VENEZIA – Edward J., formerly of Irvington and Maplewood; Jan. 21. • FISCHMAN – Janice Shevell, formerly of South Orange; Jan. 18. Grandmother. • HENDERSON – David, formerly of South Orange; Jan. 23. Coached basketball. • HOLTZ – Neil, […]