John L. Sobon

   John L. Sobon  of Maplewood, NJ Passed in peace Sat. Dec. 12, 2015 at the age of 71.    He was the much loved and cherished father of Jessica Sobon Leddin, of Suwanee, Ga  and Steven Sobon, of Port St. Lucie, FL.  He was the proud grandfather of four grandchildren, Matthew (14), Kathryn (10), […]

UPDATE: Irvington HS indoor track and field seeks return to prominence this season

IRVINGTON – Return to prominence! That is the theme for this year’s Irvington High School indoor track and field program. Under head coach Marvin Hawkins, both the boys’ and girls’ teams feature talented athletes who Hawkins said will bring the Blue Knights back to the dominant years of 2004-2013 which featured many championships. The Blue […]

Golda Och’s ninth-graders create strong ties to Israel

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Golda Och Academy’s ninth-graders set out Nov. 8 for the annual Na’ale program to Israel. The 10-day journey allowed them to explore Israel’s culture, history and language while celebrating and strengthening their Jewish identity. Led by GOA teachers Lev Metz and Bethany Watson and a team of experienced counselors, students experienced […]

The Glen Ridge Christmas tree

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — The Glen Ridge Christmas tree, lighted Saturday, Dec. 5, for the first time since Hurricane Sandy, which destroyed the original lights. Funding for the new lights, amounting to $15,000, was provided by the Kiwanis Club of Glen Ridge and the Glen Ridge Rotary Club.

Santa Ride is on Saturday

NUTLEY, NJ — The annual Santa Ride, sponsored by the Nutley Civic Celebration Inc. and the High Street Fire House, will be held on Saturday, Dec. 12, starting at 9:30 a.m. Santa will be escorted on his rounds through the town by members of the High Street Fire House. The schedule and route of the […]

Plans outlined for renovation of Irvington Park Field House

IRVINGTON, NJ — A project to renovate the original, one-story section of the Irvington Park Field House in Irvington was announced on Thursday, Nov. 12. The upgrades will provide park visitors with modern accommodations to meet and host events, and are part of the Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo Jr.’s ongoing initiative to enhance […]

West Orange week of December 10th

OBITUARIES: • BYRNE – Helen Ann, of West Orange; Nov. 26. Executive secretary, wife. • CHIARELLA – Joseph T., of West Orange; Dec. 1. WWII, Korean War vet, father. • GALATE – Helen “Kris,” of West Orange; Dec. 6. Great-grandmother. Was 95. • PARLAPIANO – Grace Huff, of West Orange; Nov. 27. Grandmother.

Maplewood & South Orange week of December 10th

OBITUARIES: • DORAN – Barbara Noyes, of Maplewood; Dec. 3. Physician. Was 102. • EDWARDS – Deacon Gregory, of Maplewood; Nov. 24. Administrative manager. • GROSSMAN – Edward, formerly of Maplewood; Dec. 1. Probation officer. • SCHILLIZZI – Jean, of Maplewood; Nov. 25. Loved praying, great-grandmother. • WASHINGTON – Odell Whaley, of Maplewood; Nov. 27. […]

Police aim to save lives with, ‘Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over’

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — The Glen Ridge Police Department made the following announcement: If you’re enjoying the holidays with a drink, The Glen Ridge Police Department has a message for you: Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over. Due to the increase in drunken-driving-related fatalities around the holidays each year, law-enforcement agencies across America will be […]