Mardi Gras at Green Hill

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Everyone enjoyed a day of New Orleans celebrations at Green Hill in West Orange on Fat Tuesday, Feb. 9. Elders sang along and danced to NOLA music played by David Rimelis on banjo and fiddle. Cocktails and Cajun inspired tasty treats were served and elders dazzled in colorful Mardi Gras beads. Dinner […]

Police & Clergy Alliance Meeting

WEST ORANGE, NJ — A Police & Clergy Alliance Meeting will be held Thursday, Feb. 25, at 6:30 p.m. in the West Orange High School Tarnoff Cafeteria, 51 Conforti Ave. in West Orange. For additional information, call 973-325-4038 or send an email to

Apply for ‘18 Under 18’

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — The Partnership for Jewish Learning and Life is accepting applications for “18 Under 18 Who Bring Jewish Learning to Life.” Up to 18 middle and high school students who live or attend school in the Greater MetroWest NJ will be awarded a $250 Israel Bond and honored with special recognition at […]

Maplewood & South Orange week of February 11th

OBITUARIES: • KILCOMMONS – Eugene Francis, formerly of South Orange; Jan. 31. Mechanic. • SKARZYNSKI – Craig Matthew, of South Orange; Feb. 1. Managed a pizzeria. • STRAUSS – Ruby G., formerly of South Orange; Feb. 3. Editor, writer. Mother.

Irvington & Vailsburg week of February 11th

OBITUARIES: • D’ALTRUI – Thomas N., formerly of Irvington; Jan. 29. WWII vet, grandfather. • HOLLAND – Jocelyn Quines, formerly of Irvington; Jan. 27. Registered nurse. • MAVIN – Michelle D., of Irvington; Jan. 31. Licensed practical nurse, sister. • MILOSCIA – Michelle J., formerly of Irvington; Feb. 2. Teaching assistant. Wife. • PISANESCHI – […]

West Orange week of February 11th

OBITUARIES: • FALCONE – Gregory, of West Orange; Feb. 3. Retired from W.O. DPW. • GROEL – Berdine, formerly of West Orange; Jan. 24. Grandfather. • HITTNER – Marvin M., of West Orange; Jan. 28. WWII vet, salesman, father.

East Orange & Orange week of February 11th

OBITUARIES: • COLOMBRITO – Colleen Mary, formerly of East Orange; Feb. 2. Wife, mother. • DANIELS – Doris Bagley, of Orange; Jan. 28. Educator, great-grandmother. • RICIGLIANO – Giovina, formerly of East Orange; Jan. 31. Great-grandmother.

Bloomfield & Glen Ridge week of February 11th

OBITUARIES: • CATALANO – Lita C., of Bloomfield; Jan. 30. Wife, grandmother. • GINSBURG – David J., of Glen Ridge; Feb. 3. Library board trustee. Husband. • LEVANDOSKI – Joan, of Bloomfield; Jan. 30. School teacher, library founder. • PAGE – Janet M., of Bloomfield; Jan. 25. Chairman of church trustee board. • UNNASCH – […]

Irvington police shut down two drug distribution rings

IRVINGTON, NJ —  Two competing drug distribution rings, operating out of the same address, were shut down on Wednesday, Feb. 3, and four suspects were arrested as the result of simultaneous raids conducted by a law enforcement narcotics task force comprised of Essex County sheriff’s detectives and officers from the Irvington and Bloomfield police departments. […]

Holman is honored posthumously

Vailsburg resident was member of 1965 championship basketball team

VAILSBURG, NJ — Vailsburg resident Al Sameer Green Holman was at the seventh annual holiday party hosted by Richard Wilder and the Class of 1967 of the South Side High School, now named Malcolm X Shabazz High School in Newark, in January. His grandfather, Leonard Holman, was presented posthumously with a bronze plaque honoring the […]