West Orange native returns to Earth after year in space

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The down-to-earth Scott Kelly returned to Earth on March 2 after 340 days aboard the International Space Station. Astronaut Kelly, a West Orange native, was helping NASA to study the effects long-duration spaceflight can have on the human body. While Scott Kelly’s health was being monitored aboard the ISS, his twin […]

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 […]