Fencers win Gold at Morris Knolls Invitational

MAPLEWOOD – Maplewood and South Orange residents who fence for their high schools and train at New Jersey Fencing Alliance in Maplewood placed first at the Morris Knolls High School Invitational held the day after Christmas. Amber White from Kent Place won gold in the Freshman Women’s Saber event,  Sophia Heirvaux from Columbia High School won […]

South Orange offers SOFit16

SOUTH ORANGE – The Village of South Orange is once again leading the charge for a healthier year ahead with sponsorship of SOFit16, the second annual South Orange Health and Fitness Challenge.   SOFit16 invites community residents to participate in a four-month event that promotes and supports healthy living.  There are no sporting competitions involved.  Participants […]

Belleville man is arrested for Maplewood robbery attempt

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The Maplewood Police Department received a call at approximately 8:55 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 18, from Maplewood Middle School reporting a possible robbery involving a student, according to a Dec. 19 press release from the MPD. The victim, a 13-year-old eighth-grader, reported that he was approached by a man in the area […]

Richard Traska

Richard Traska, “Rick” 76, passed away on Saturday, December 26, 2015 at St. Joseph Medical Center in Paterson. Relatives and friends are invited to attend the funeral  service at the O’Boyle Funeral Home 309 Broad St. Bloomfield on Wednesday at 10:00 a.m.  Interment Glendale Cemetery.  Visitation is on Tuesday 2-4 & 7-9 p.m.  Please express condolences at  www.oboylefuneralhome.com Born in Newark, he lived in Bloomfield for the last […]

Anthony F Remollino

Anthony F. Remollino, 89, of Bloomfield, passed away on Monday December 21, 2015 at Waterview Center in Cedar Grove. Relatives and friends are invited to attend the funeral from the O’Boyle Funeral Home, 309 Broad St. Bloomfield on Monday at 9 AM. The funeral mass will be offered at St. Thomas The Apostle Church, Bloomfield at 10 AM. Interment […]

Clara Maass receives hospital-safety award

BELLEVILLE, NJ — Clara Maass Medical Center, a Barnabas Health facility, has received an “A” Hospital Safety Score from The Leapfrog Group, an independent, national, nonprofit group measuring hospital safety and quality, for the eighth consecutive time. Clara Maass Medical is one of only 133 hospitals throughout the country and eight in New Jersey to […]

Irvington HS track athletes lead way at SEC meet, Marine Corps Relays

Irvington HS track athletes lead way at SEC meet, Marine Corps Relays

IRVINGTON – Senior Johnathan Carlton took sixth place in the 55-meter dash in 6.94 seconds and sophomore Michael Veltz, junior Jhamir Applewhite, senior Brandon Moreno and junior James Ely took sixth place in the 4×400-meter relay team in 3 minutes, 48.88 seconds to lead the Irvington High School boys’ indoor track and field team at […]

WOHS students and teacher become ‘Soldiers’ Angels’

By Rebekah Pedo, Correspondent WEST ORANGE, NJ — What is life like in the combat boots of a United States soldier in Afghanistan? Any student at West Orange High School knows it is different from life here in West Orange. It is hard to understand if we cannot put names to the faces of those who […]

Registration for new GR students

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — Registration for Glen Ridge children who will enter the 4-year-old pre-kindergarten or the five-year-old kindergarten program in September 2016 will take place between 8:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. from Monday, Jan. 11, through Friday, Jan. 15. Pupils residing on the north side of Bloomfield Avenue should register at Forest Avenue School, […]