West Orange week of January 14th

OBITUARIES: • KAPLAN – Mildred, formerly of West Orange; Dec. 31. Grandmother. • PALMER – Anna, of West Orange; Jan. 7. Great-grandmother. • SCARPINO – Grace, formerly of West Orange; Jan. 1. Great-grandmother.

GRHS music program to perform in concert

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — The Glen Ridge High School Concert Band, Chorus, and Madrigal Choir will perform in a free concert Thursday, Jan. 14, from 7 to 8 p.m. at the Ridgewood Avenue School Auditorium, 235 Ridgewood Ave., Glen Ridge. The groups will perform classical and contemporary music from J. S. Bach to John Williams’s […]

Toy drive by Giblin and Oliver proves successful

EAST ORANGE, NJ — The Student Development and Campus Life Department of Montclair State University joined with Assemblyman Thomas P. Giblin and Assemblywoman Oliver for their 2015 Toy Drive. More than 300 toys and books were distributed to several organizations in District 34 — Clifton, East Orange, Montclair and Orange — including Montclair Child Development […]

Philip Valente’s

  Philip J. Valente, 55, of Bloomfield, N.J., passed away on Wednesday, January 6, 2016.    Philip was the husband of Patricia and father of his only daughter, Jennifer. He is also survived by his brother Patrick and his wife Lisa, and brother-in-law Robert Innamorato and wife Karen.    Philip’s loved ones are invited to […]

WO woman pleads guilty to accepting kickbacks, fraud

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The former executive director of the Newark Watershed Conservation and Development Corp. admitted Dec. 21 to accepting approximately $999,000 in kickback payments in exchange for her assistance in awarding work to various vendors and contractors of the agency, according to a Dec. 21 press release from the United State Attorney’s Office […]

Seniors Golden Circle to host various events this month

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — The Glen Ridge Seniors Golden Circle will hold the following events in January. The club is open to all Glen Ridge senior citizens, 55 and older. • Chair yoga, 9:45 to 10:45 a.m., on Monday, Jan. 11, 18 and 25, and Wednesday, Jan. 13 and 27. The yoga class is looking […]

Columbia JV boys’ basketball team wins tournament at West Side

MAPLEWOOD – Pictured above, the Columbia High School JV boys’ basketball team won the Christmas tournament title at West Side High School in Newark from Dec. 27-29. Darius Forester-Plummer, wearing No. 5, won the MVP award. The JV head coach name is Jameel Grace. The team then defeated both Orange, 69-59, Jan. 7, and East […]

Glen Ridge Train Station stair replacement under way

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — New Jersey Transit has posted the following notice about construction at the Glen Ridge Train Station: Access to the west end of the westbound platform will be closed due to stair replacement. Construction will begin at the end of December and continue for approximately one month. During this time, the only […]

First Night wows residents with record number of activities

MAPLEWOOD/SOUTH ORANGE, NJ  — South Orange and Maplewood residents celebrate the New Year with various performers and vendors on Dec. 31 at the Woodland in Maplewood. The annual First Night funfest had returned for another successful year of uniting the community as the clock reaches midnight and a new year starts. — Photos Courtesy of Michael […]