West Orange woman sentenced to 12 years for raping disabled man

WEST ORANGE, NJ — On Jan. 15, Superior Court Judge Siobhan Teare sentenced the former chairwoman of the Rutgers University Philosophy Department to 12 years in New Jersey State Prison for repeatedly sexually assaulting a disabled man in her school office, according to a release from the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office. On Oct. 2, 2015, […]

West Orange celebrates legacy, message of Dr. King

WEST ORANGE, NJ  — The West Orange Human Relations Commission celebrated Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday on Jan. 18. More than 130 attendees heard keynote speaker Larry Hamm, topmost, give a passionate address on ‘Developing Leaders In the 21st Century.’ Second from top, Citrus, a West Orange High School jazz band, performs. Second from bottom, […]

West Orange week of January21st

OBITUARIES: • CLAUDE – Ingrid Dorsinville Blenman, of West Orange; Jan. 13. • CONGILOSE – Dr.Philip J., of Secaucus; Jan. 6. Famous West Orange coach. • IUSO – Martino, formerly of West Orange; Jan. 8. Husband and grandfather. • PRINCE – Miriam, formerly of West Orange; Jan. 7. Grandmother, 97. • SINGERLINE – Hugh B., […]

Maplewood & South Orange week of January 21st

OBITUARIES: • ANISIMOWICZ – Jane E., of Springfield; Jan. 8. Owned Maplewood fabric shop. • HOOVER – Frances Louise, formerly of Maplewood; Jan. 7. Great-great-aunt. • KINNEY – John F. III, formerly of Maplewood Dec. 28. Account coordinator. • MCATEER – Geraldine A., formerly of Maplewood; Jan. 8. Sister and aunt. • RUBIN – Beth, […]

Temple Ner Tamid to host violin concert

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — The community is invited to Temple Ner Tamid, located at 936 Broad St., Bloomfield, for a special “Artist in Residence” Shabbat, featuring Grammy Award-winning violinist Lisa Gutkin on Friday, Jan. 22, at 6:30 p.m., with a dinner and concert concert following. An engaging musician, Gutkin is a member of the Klezmatics. She […]

EO man sentenced to 33 years for 2014 Elizabeth robbery

EAST ORANGE, NJ — An East Orange man has been sentenced to 33 years in state prison for robbing a woman at gunpoint in Elizabeth in 2014, acting Union County Prosecutor Grace H. Park announced on Monday, Jan. 11. In October 2015, a Union County jury convicted Diken Michelle, 30, of East Orange, on charges […]

Bloomfield & Glen Ridge week of January 21st

OBITUARIES: • CAVALLO – Rachel, formerly of Glen Ridge; Jan. 9. Great-grandmother. • CICCONE – Angela, of Bloomfield; Jan. 10. • DEANNA – Erna, formerly of Bloomfield; Jan. 12. Great-grandmother. • DELORENZO – Joseph, formerly of Bloomfield; Jan. 8. Great-grandfather. • EISENHARDT – Herbert W., formerly of Bloomfield; Jan. 10. Grandfather. • FALCO – William […]

Irvington man involved in counterfeit scheme pleads guilty

IRVINGTON, NJ — The ringleader in a counterfeit check scheme, Harold Stephens, 32, of Elizabeth, pleaded guilty before Superior Court Judge Michael Toto in Middlesex County on Friday, Jan. 15, to conspiring with Michael Caldwell, 40, of Irvington, and Janilyn Roman, 32, of Orlando, Fla., and others to steal $620,000 from various banks by creating […]

Irvington & Vailsburg week of January 21st

OBITUARIES: • BRAXTON – Florence C., of Irvington; Jan. 6. Sister and great-grandmother. • GUNTHER – John T., formerly of Vailsburg; Jan. 12. Retired police lieutenant. • HARDIN-UQDAH – Sharon, of Irvington; Jan. 9.