John Patrick McDermott Esq.

  John Patrick McDermott Esq. (Jack), 70, of Bloomfield, passed away on Wednesday July 27, 2016 at Van Dyk Manor in Montclair surrounded by his loving family.    Relatives and friends are invited to attend the funeral from the O’Boyle Funeral Home, 309 Broad St. Bloomfield on Monday at 8:30 AM. The funeral mass will […]

Neisha brings pride to DOI with reception of award

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Assif Neisha, an LPN at Daughters of Israel, was presented with one of the Healthcare Foundation of New Jersey’s Lester Z. Lieberman Humanism in Healthcare Awards at a July 18 ceremony, which took place at Crystal Plaza in Livingston. Pictured from left are HFNJ Chairwoman Beth Levithan, Neisha and, HFNJ Executive […]

Drought watch issued for most of Northern New Jersey

NJDEP urges residents to conserve water as dry conditions persist

TRENTON, NJ — As a result of continued dry weather, the Department of Environmental Protection has issued a water supply drought watch for most of northern New Jersey, Commissioner Bob Martin announced July 25. The DEP is urging residents in the affected areas to conserve water; residents elsewhere in the state are asked to practice […]

South Mountain YMCA offers free memberships to middle schoolers

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Expanding on its successful free membership program for seventh-graders, the South Mountain YMCA will offer free memberships to sixth- and eighth-graders too starting in September. “A Y membership fosters resiliency and a sense of belonging in middle schoolers, and encourages them to build their bodies and minds, developing healthy habits for a […]

JFS welcomes new trustees at annual meeting

JFS welcomes new trustees at annual meeting

WHIPPANY, NJ — Attending the JFS MetroWest annual meeting on June 20 at the Aidekman Family Campus in Whippany are, first row, from left, are annual meeting co-chairwoman Ellen Legow of Livingston, secretary Andrea G. Bier of West Orange, and new trustees Joyce Friedman of Morris Plains, Fred Cohen of Maplewood, Peter Sayre of Livingston […]

South Orange native becomes next dean of U. of Minnesota Law School

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — An experienced, collaborative leader, Garry W. Jenkins will be the next dean of the University of Minnesota Law School, effective July 31. Jenkins grew up in South Orange, matriculating through the South Orange-Maplewood school system through South Orange Middle School, at which point he went to Delbarton School in Morristown, graduating […]

South Orange and Maplewood award contract for fire services study

SOUTH ORANGE / MAPLEWOOD, NJ — On July 11, the South Orange Board of Trustees unanimously authorized a resolution awarding a contract to Manitou Incorporated to conduct “an analysis of the operational efficiencies of and the feasibility of consolidation, merger or sharing of South Orange and Maplewood’s Municipal Fire Protection Services.” Then, on July 25, […]