Schools welcome town to special needs meet-and-greet

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Special Education Parent Advisory Council sponsored a standing-room-only meet-and-greet at Liberty Middle School on Oct. 19 to introduce themselves and provide information about the special education program in the West Orange School District. WOSEPAC Chairperson Tanya Atterberry explained the purpose of the council as “an organization of parents […]

WOHS varsity cheerleaders will head to Nationals competition

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange High School varsity cheerleaders were named Northeast Regional Champions in the Large Varsity Non-Tumbling Division at the Universal Cheerleaders Association Northeast Regional Competition on Nov. 14, held at Pine Belt Arena in Toms River. This is the second year the team has competed at the regionals, and its […]

Jersey Heat High School cross-country runners win state title

IRVINGTON – On Nov. 1, the Irvington-based Jersey Heat High School boy athletes became the USATF New Jersey Association state champions in a 5k division during the organization’s first round of the cross-country national series. Each athlete on the scoring team earned a patch to symbolize/mark their achievement.  The team was led by Irvington High […]

Maplewood & South Ornage week of November 19th

OBITUARIES: • ESPOSITO – Marilyn T., formerly of South Orange; Nov. 7. Executive secretary. • GROB – John J. Jr., formerly of South Orange; Nov. 6. Atomic energy expert. • KUSALBA – Ellen M., formerly of Irvington, South Orange; Nov. 6. Secretary. • NELSON – Jeffrey B., of Maplewood; Nov. 14. Writer for Center for […]

West Orange week of November 19th

OBITUARIES: • BARNES – Edward Douglas, of West Orange; Oct. 7. Great-grandfather. • GILLESPIE – Marion C., formerly of West Orange; Nov. 5. Grandmother. • GUARENTE – Gerardo “Jerry,” of West Orange; Nov. 11. Landscaper, grandfather. • GUARIGLIA – Pierre, formerly of West Orange; Nov. 6. Founder, Fidelity Paper.

Bloomfield & Glen Ridge week of November 19th

OBITUARIES: • BANDA – Josephine, of Bloomfield; Nov. 12. Seamstress, dressmaker. • CICCONE – Mario, of Bloomfield; Nov. 5. Retired carpenter, grandfather. • ELLENBERGER – Anna Lee Gilbert “Ann,” of Bloomfield; Nov. 10. Manager. • GALLO – Louise M., of Bloomfield; Nov. 8. Waitress, grandmother, was 101. • MELILLO – Madelyn, formerly of Bloomfield; Nov. […]

Veterans in AmeriCorps/Senior Corps recognized

Local event puts spotlight on veterans serving through the RSVP Center of Essex, Hudson counties

ORANGE, NJ — On Wednesday, Nov. 11, Church of the Epiphany and Christ Church, in partnership with the RSVP Center of Essex and Hudson Counties, recognized veterans who have continued their service to America as Senior Corps volunteers. The event, in the soup kitchen in Orange, recognized Allan Trent, who was in the US Army […]

Irvington & Vailsburg week of November 19th

OBITUARIES: • FRESCO – Ann, of Union, formerly of Irvington; Nov. 10. Great-grandmother. • KATES – Daisy, of Irvington; Nov. 1. • KUSALBA – Ellen M., formerly of Irvington, South Orange; Nov. 6. Secretary. • MYLES – Ashley Amanda, of Irvington; Nov. 5. • SINGLETARY – Annie Bell, of Irvington; Nov. 2. • WEEKLEY – […]

Free flu shots given to Irvington residents

IRVINGTON, NJ — Irvington Mayor Tony Vauss announced that the Department of Health for the Township will be giving flu shots to adult Irvington residents at no charge. “We have begun to provide flu shots to our residents,” said Vauss. “Flu season is here and, in order to keep our residents and community well, we […]