WOHS, vet recognize each other for devotion to nation

WEST ORANGE, NJ — When the West Orange High School Jr. Air Force ROTC held its Veterans Day Ceremony on Nov. 4 at Conforti Circle to recognize members of the military for their service, the students were presented with a special recognition, as well. Capt. Robert Murphy of the 1-150th Aviator Helicopter Battalion, who recently […]

West Orange’s energy aggregation program suspended

WEST ORANGE, NJ — In 2013, the township of West Orange adopted an ordinance to create the West Orange Community Energy Aggregation program, which is designed to save residents money on their electricity bills. Shortly thereafter, the WOCEA program conducted its first competitive bid and successfully awarded a power supply contract to ConEdison Solutions for […]

Gloria Joyce Rugg

   Gloria Joyce Rugg (Cole), 88, of Bloomfield, NJ, passed away on Friday November 13, 2015.    Gloria is predeceased by her loving husband Charles, her parents Robert and Florence Cole as well as 2 brothers and 1 sister.   Gloria was born on Christmas Eve in 1926. She was named after the beautiful hymn […]

WCGR luncheon features women and gratitude, spirituality

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — In the spirit of Thanksgiving, the monthly luncheon and program at the Women’s Club of Glen Ridge on Tuesday, Nov. 3, featured the theme of the role of women in forming spirituality and a sense of gratitude, beginning in the newly settled America of 1621. About 40 attended the event. The presentation, […]

GRHS Marching Band excels at competitions

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — The GRHS marching band placed at back-to-back events, the first at the US Bands State Championships at Union High School on Oct. 31. Glen Ridge faced off against 11 other marching bands in the Group IIA category. Its performance of Buddy Rich’s “West Side Story” garnered a score of 90.025 to […]

Mayor issues statement following president’s visit

NEWARK, NJ — Mayor Ras J. Baraka released this statement following President Barack Obama’s visit to Newark on Monday, Nov. 2. “I am grateful for all of the Newarkers, community stakeholders and students who joined with us to make President Obama’s visit to Newark exceptional,” said Baraka on Monday, Nov. 2. “We were honored to have […]

Josephine Banda

   Josephine Banda (nee Ruglio), 90, passed away on Thursday, November 12, 2015 at home in Bloomfield. Relatives and friends are invited to attend the funeral from the O’Boyle Funeral Home 309 Broad St. Bloomfield on Monday at 10:30 a.m.  The funeral mass will be offered at Sacred Heart Church in Bloomfield at 11:00 a.m.  […]

Irvington & Vailsburg week of November 12th

OBITUARIES: • BRADY – Dr. Frank J. Sr., of West Orange, formerly of Vailsburg; Oct. 31. • CHRISTIAN – Rev. Ronald Bernard; Oct. 31. Pastor, CLB Church, Irvington. • FULLER – Jenny O., of Irvington; Oct. 28. Machine operator for Pyro Plastics.

Anna Ellenberger

   Anna Lee Gilbert “Ann” Ellenberger, Age 87 of  Bloomfield, passed away peacefully at home on Tuesday November 10th, 2015 surrounded by family and close friends. Visiting will be held on Thursday Nov. 12, from 5-6pm with a funeral service beginning at 6pm at Caggiano Memorial Home, 62 Grove St, Montclair. caggianomemorial.com     Ann […]