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Broadway Stage Manager Killed By Train In South Orange Broadway Stage Manager Killed By Train In South Orange
Thomas Gates Broadway Stage Manager Killed By Train Thomas Gates, the stage manager of a Tony-nominated Broadway show and New Jersey resident, was struck and killed by a train this week. Gates, 51, was struck by Morris and Essex Line train 6324 on Wednesday, May 8 at 9:12 a.m. at the South Orange station, NJ Transit officials confirm. The South Orange resident had been working as the stage manager for "Illinoise," a Broadway show that had four Tony Award nominations this year. The show mourned his loss on its Instagram account, noting he was the "center of Illinoise on Broadway, beloved friend and collaborator. "We are devasted for hi…
NJ Woman, 77, Embezzles $1M In Benefits Intended For Aunt Who Died In 1998: Indictment NJ Woman, 77, Embezzles $1M In Benefits Intended For Aunt Who Died In 1998: Indictment
NJ Woman Steals $1M In Benefits For Aunt Dead 25 Years: Feds 𝗨𝗣𝗗𝗔𝗧𝗘: A New Jersey woman was indicted by a federal grand jury for stealing more than $1 million of benefits meant for an aunt who died 25 years ago, authorities said. Janis Miller, 77, of South Orange even went as far as trying to impersonate her aunt in a phone conversation with a Social Security worker, according to the indictment returned in U.S. District Court in Newark. However, she couldn’t come up with her aunt’s exact birthdate – just an approximation, U.S. Attorney Philip R. Sellinger said. Unaware of Miller’s aunt’s death in 1998, the federal Social Security Administration…
Fifth Generation South Orange Sports Bar Scores High For Pizza By Portnoy Fifth Generation South Orange Sports Bar Scores High For Pizza By Portnoy
One Bite Pizza Review Bunny's South Orange A bar nestled in one of New Jersey's most notable food towns has Dave Portnoy's seal of approval. The CEO of Barstool Sports stopped by Bunny's Sports Bar in South Orange on his latest "One Bite" trip to the Garden State. #Humpday @stoolpresidente #NHLPlayoffs #NBAPlayoffs #MLB #Hallin #Bigeast Congratulations to #Setonhall Golf won the... Posted by Bunny's Sports Bar, South Orange NJ on Wednesday, May 1, 2024 "Zero flop, out of the clouds with this bar pie," said Portnoy, who's known to appreciate bar pies.  On Google, Bunny's has a 4/5 with more than 530 reviews, which may…
Paul Auster, Acclaimed Author From South Orange, Dead At 77 Paul Auster, Acclaimed Author From South Orange, Dead At 77
Paul Auster Obituary Paul Auster, who won numerous literary awards and published "The New York Trilogy" died on Tuesday, April 30, at the age of 77, his literary representatives announced. Born in Newark, Auster was raised in South Orange before graduating from Columbia High School in Maplewood. He initially garnered attention after publishing his memoir "The Invention of Solitude," which discussed his father's death. Auster's most acclaimed work came next: "The New York Trilogy," a series of three novels including "City of Glass," "Ghosts" and "The Locked Room," mixing post modernism with detective fiction. Th…
Best Public High Schools In Essex County Revealed In New Rankings Best Public High Schools In Essex County Revealed In New Rankings
Best Public High Schools In Essex County Revealed In New Rankings Essex County is rife with top-rated schools. US News & World Report released its list of best high schools in the nation this week — and many of them are in Essex County. ALSO SEE: Best High Schools: New Jersey Well-Represented In New National Rankings The rankings were determined by performance on state-required tests, graduation, and how well they prepare students for college. Glen Ridge High School came in at No. 11 in all of New Jersey, and No. 1 for Essex County. According to US News & World Report, here are the top-rated schools in the county: No. 10: James Caldwell …
Venezuelan Immigrant Builds Dream Life Photographing Dream Homes In Essex County Venezuelan Immigrant Builds Dream Life Photographing Dream Homes In Essex County
Venezuelan Immigrant Builds Dream Life Photographing Dream Homes In Essex County Finding a better life in the U.S. was not a guarantee for Edwing Hernandez when he immigrated with his wife from Venezuela in 2012. But it was a possibility. He had $3,000 in his pocket, and a simple dream. "For me at that moment, [my dream] was to be in a safe country with freedom of speech and be able to live and have my basic needs covered," said Hernandez, 34, of Union City. For years, Hernandez worked physically-demanding jobs and long hours, sometimes 14 a day, commuting two hours to and from work, for only $8 an hour. Life would get a whole lot harder before it would get easier fo…
South Orange Man Wanted In Warehouse Shooting Busted With Loaded Handgun In Newark: Police South Orange Man Wanted In Warehouse Shooting Busted With Loaded Handgun In Newark: Police
South Orange Man Wanted In Warehouse Shooting Busted With Loaded Handgun In Newark: Police A 53-year-old South Orange man wanted for attempted murder in a warehouse shooting Friday morning, March 29 was captured in Newark, police sad. Daniel Corprew is believed to have shot a 43-year-old man from Elizabeth at Maximum Quality Foods on Tremley Point Road multiple times around 6 a.m., Linden Police Capt. Christopher Guenther said. He was treated on scene and transported to Newark University Hospital in critical condition. Corprew fled the scene but was identified as the suspect. A warrant was issued for his arrest, and he was arrested during a motor vehicle stop by Newark …
Columbia High School Principal Arrested For Assault, Group Says Incident Involved Student Columbia High School Principal Arrested For Assault, Group Says Incident Involved Student
Columbia High School Principal Frank Sanchez Arrested A New Jersey high school principal has been arrested for an alleged assault. Frank Sanchez, who was suspended from his job at Columbia High School in South Orange-Maplewood since January, has been charged with second-degree endangering the welfare of a child and simple assault, according to Thomas Fennelley, Chief Assistant Prosecutor of the Essex County Prosecutor's Office. Sanchez surrendered to detectives Monday morning, March 11. Dr. Kevin F. Gilbert, Acting Superintendent of the South Orange-Maplewood School District, released the following statement to Daily Voice when aske…
Cereal Dreams Offers Childhood Nostalgia In South Orange: 'I Want People To Feel Happy' Cereal Dreams Offers Childhood Nostalgia In South Orange: 'I Want People To Feel Happy'
Cereal Dreams Offers Childhood Nostalgia In South Orange: 'I Want People To Feel Happy' Waking up on Saturday morning with a big bowl of cereal and turning on cartoons was a rite of passage for people of a certain age.  A South Orange eatery is aiming to bring that feeling of nostalgia back. Anne Mandell, of Maplewood, recently opened Cereal Dreams at the Co-Lab at 57 South Orange Ave. Cereal Dreams features 25 different cereals, with Mandell serving as the cerealtender, mixing different cereals to whatever anyone's heart desires, even for the weirdos who don't like milk in their cereal. Cereal Dreams also serves up cereal treats. View this post on In…
Feds: NJ Woman, 77, Embezzles $1M In Benefits Intended For Aunt Who Died In 1998 Feds: NJ Woman, 77, Embezzles $1M In Benefits Intended For Aunt Who Died In 1998
Feds: NJ Woman, 77, Embezzles $1M In Benefits Intended For Aunt Who Died In 1998 For the past 25 years, a South Orange woman has fraudulently collected more than $1 million in federal benefits intended for her dead aunt, authorities charged. Janis Miller -- who is now 77 years old -- even went as far as trying to impersonate her aunt in a phone conversation with a Social Security worker, U.S. Attorney Philip R. Sellinger said. However, she couldn’t come up with her aunt’s exact birthdate – just an approximation, he said. The embezzlement scheme came apart after that. Miller was brought before a federal judge in Newark on Thursday, Dec. 21, and was released on a $100,0…
Seton Hall Student, 21, ID'd As Person Fatally Struck By Train In South Orange: NJ Transit Seton Hall Student, 21, ID'd As Person Fatally Struck By Train In South Orange: NJ Transit
Seton Hall Student, 21, ID'd As Person Fatally Struck By Train In South Orange: NJ Transit A 21-year-old man was identified as the person fatally struck by a train in South Orange on Wednesday, Dec. 13, NJ Transit officials said. Joseph DeBari, a junior accounting major at Seton Hall University, was struck by a train not in passenger service, west of the South Orange station around 7:35 p.m., NJ Transit officials said. The train was being moved eastbound on the Morris and Essex Line and no customers were on board and no crew were injured, NJ Transit said. A lifelong Bridgewater resident, DeBari was an avid sports fan, who rooted for the Mets and Seton Hall basketball, editing th…
Man Struck, Killed By Train Was First Of Two NJ Transit Fatalities Wednesday Night Man Struck, Killed By Train Was First Of Two NJ Transit Fatalities Wednesday Night
Man Struck, Killed By Train Was First Of Two NJ Transit Fatalities Wednesday Night A man was fatally struck by a train in South Orange on Wednesday, Dec. 13, in one of two fatal transit strikes that evening, NJ Transit said. At 7:37 p.m., a train not in passenger service, fatally injured the pedestrian west of the South Orange station, NJ Transit said. The train was being moved eastbound on the Morris and Essex Line and no customers were on board and no crew were injured, NJ Transit said. Morris and Essex Line and Gladstone Branch rail service was temporarily suspended in both directions between Newark Broad Street and Millburn but later resumed, NJ Transit said. New Jers…
South Orange Emmy Winner Andre Braugher Dies At 61 South Orange Emmy Winner Andre Braugher Dies At 61
South Orange Emmy Winner Andre Braugher Dies At 61 Andre Braugher, an acclaimed actor who lived in South Orange, died on Monday, Dec. 11 at the age of 61 after battling an illness, his publicist announced. A graduate of Julliard, Braugher's first film role was in the acclaimed Civil War film "Glory."  He gained fame for playing Detective Frank Pembleton, the best interrogator in Baltimore, on "Homicide: Life on the Street," winning an Emmy for Best Actor in a Drama Series in 1998. He won another Emmy for his role leading a heist crew on the FX crew "Thief." After years spent doing serious drama, Braugher was cast in the sitcom "Brookly…
Detectives Trying To ID Newborn Abandoned On NJ Trash 37 Years Ago Detectives Trying To ID Newborn Abandoned On NJ Trash 37 Years Ago
Detectives Trying To ID Newborn Abandoned On NJ Trash 37 Years Ago The day after Thanksgiving in 1986, sanitation workers in South Orange made a grisly discovery. A dead baby was found atop a trash can behind an apartment building at 5 Cottage Street in South Orange on Nov. 28, 1986, the Essex County Prosecutor's Office said.  The body was wrapped in a towel and a yellow table runner and placed in a wicker picnic basket, which was left on the trash can, prosecutors said. The white male baby weighed five pounds and still had his umbilical cord, prosecutors said. For 37 years, detectives have been unable to identify the baby or his parents or relatives…
Two Businesses Burgled After Suspect Throws Object At Door: Maplewood PD Two Businesses Burgled After Suspect Throws Object At Door: Maplewood PD
Two Businesses Burgled After Suspect Throws Object At Door: Maplewood PD Maplewood police are investigating two morning burglaries this past weekend that involved a suspect throwing an object through the door, authorities said. On Saturday, Nov. 11 at 6:55 a.m., police responded to Newark Way and found a business with its front glass door shattered, officers said. The suspect removed the cash registers from the business and exited through the damaged door, police said. The damaged cash registers with the cash removed were recovered from a nearby business on the same street, police said. The suspect was wearing a heavy coat, white hooded sweatshirt covering his he…
South Orange Driver Was 10X Over Legal Limit, Going 85 MPH In CT Crash With Uber, Police Say South Orange Driver Was 10X Over Legal Limit, Going 85 MPH In CT Crash With Uber, Police Say
South Orange Driver Was 10X Over Legal Limit, Going 85 MPH In CT Crash With Uber, Police Say A 19-year-old DUI driver from New Jersey was 10 times over the legal limit and driving at 85 mph when he crashed into an Uber carrying four of his peers from Sacred Heart University in Connecticut last month, officials said. Tyler Delk of South Orange, has been charged with assault with a motor vehicle, DUI, reckless driving, and other offenses on Tuesday, Oct. 24 by Fairfield Police for the Friday, Sept. 29 crash on Jefferson Street.  Delk suffered a brain injury, dissected carotid artery, broken jaw, broken ribs, collapsed lung, and lacerated spleen in the crash, according to a GoFundMe …
South Orange-Maplewood Cancel Halloween Activities During School Hours South Orange-Maplewood Cancel Halloween Activities During School Hours
South Orange-Maplewood Cancel Halloween Activities During School Hours The Halloween Grinch has descended on the South Orange-Maplewood School District. In a letter sent to families, Superintendent Dr. Ronald Taylor said SOMSD will not have any Halloween events during school hours, and no costumes will be worn during school hours.  Elementary schools will be hosting fall/harvest festivals instead, Taylor said. Taylor said the district weighed whether school-sponsored Halloween activities create financial hardships on students and families, whether they violate the dignity of some students, either culturally or religiously and if Halloween activities caus…
South Orange Lifeguard In Coma With Brain Injury In Crash With Uber Near Sacred Heart U. South Orange Lifeguard In Coma With Brain Injury In Crash With Uber Near Sacred Heart U.
South Orange Lifeguard In Coma With Brain Injury In Crash With Uber Near Sacred Heart U. A 19-year-old New Jersey resident is in a medically-induced coma following a crash involving several of his Sacred Heart University peers last month in Connecticut. Tyler Delk, of South Orange, was behind the wheel of an Audi that ended up on its roof in a collision with an Uber carrying four female passengers on Friday, Sept. 29, according to Fairfield Police Lt. Edward Nook Jr. and a GoFundMe for Delk. The scene of the crash that left six students in critical condition.DoingItLocal.com The JCC Metrowest in West Orange said Delk is a lifeguard at the facility. The Fairfield, CT crash …
Serial Burglar Wanted For 16 Lyndhurst Break-Ins Caught Stealing From Senior In PA: Police Serial Burglar Wanted For 16 Lyndhurst Break-Ins Caught Stealing From Senior In PA: Police
Serial Burglar Wanted For 16 Lyndhurst Break-Ins Caught Stealing From Senior In PA: Police A habitual offender who used credit cards in three states that were stolen during 16 vehicle burglaries in Lyndhurst in a single night was brought to New Jersey after being captured by Pennsylvania State Police, authorities said. At only 20 years old, Veelique Farrior-Harris already has a sizable rap sheet, mostly involving small-time burglaries and thefts, records show. Lyndhurst police began looking for him, Detective Lt. Vincent Auteri said, after 16 vehicles were burglarized – on Jay, Port, Link and Stuyvesant avenues – between 2:30-4 a.m. Aug. 5. Detective Nick Abruscato identified a …
Mexican Eatery Shutters Pair Of North Jersey Locations Mexican Eatery Shutters Pair Of North Jersey Locations
Mexican Eatery Shutters Pair Of North Jersey Locations Titos Burritos & Wings, a Mexican eatery previously ranked as one of the 40 best fast-casual food startups in America, has shuttered two of its five North Jersey locations. The Tenafly and Morristown joints are listed as permanently closed on Google and have been removed from the directory of locations on its website, leaving Summit, Ridgewood, and South Orange spots open for business. The chain is known for its widespread menu of Mexican favorites like tacos, burritos, nachos, and quesadillas and boasts eight different sauces for its wings. The Tenafly location opened in July 2022 aft…
$1.9M South Orange Home Was Once Owned By NJ Governor $1.9M South Orange Home Was Once Owned By NJ Governor
$1.9M South Orange Home Was Once Owned By NJ Governor You can live in your very own governor's mansion. A house that was built by former New Jersey Governor John Franklin Fort has hit the market in South Orange.  The home, at 262 Charlton Ave. has six bedrooms, eight bathrooms and is more than 8,000 square feet. It can be yours for $1.9 million, according to the listing from Keller Williams Realty. Fort, the 33rd governor of New Jersey, served from 1908 to 1911. He died in the home in 1920. His former home features a recently renovated gourmet chef's kitchen, a butler's pantry and a breakfast room that the listing said is "worthy of a ma…
Holy Quadrinity: Four New Priests Ordained By Newark Archdiocese Holy Quadrinity: Four New Priests Ordained By Newark Archdiocese
Holy Quadrinity: Four New Priests Ordained By Newark Archdiocese The Newark Archdiocese has four new fathers. Cardinal Joseph Tobin, Archbishop of Newark, ordained four men to the priesthood during a Rite of Ordination ceremony on Saturday, May 27 at Newark's Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart. The four new priests are Robert Burkot, JuHyun Andrew Lee, Bernardo Garcia and Frenel Phanford. Following their ordainment, the priests offered their first blessings to those in attendance. Father Burkot will be serving St. Paul of the Cross Church in Jersey, Father Lee will be serving Our Lady of Sorrows Church in South Orange, Father Garcia will be ser…
North Jersey Pols Demand Apology From White House After NJ Mayor Turned Away During Ramadan North Jersey Pols Demand Apology From White House After NJ Mayor Turned Away During Ramadan
North Jersey Pols Demand Apology From White House After NJ Mayor Turned Away During Ramadan A consortium of mayors throughout North Jersey are demanding an apology from the White House to Prospect Park Mayor Mohamed Khairullah after he was denied entry for a celebration marking the end of Ramadan. Khairullah, who was recently sworn in for his fifth term as mayor, was told by Secret Service Monday, May 1 that he had not been cleared for entry.  Khairullah received the news just hours before he was set to arrive. Khairullah was also recently interrogated for three hours at John F. Kennedy International Airport. "As mayors who value transparency and the U.S. legal sys…
NJ Coach, Teacher Sentenced For Sexual Assault Of Student NJ Coach, Teacher Sentenced For Sexual Assault Of Student
NJ Coach, Teacher Sentenced For Sexual Assault Of Student A former teacher and coach has been sentenced to four years in New Jersey State Prison for sexually assaulting a student, authorities said. Matthew Rennie, 29, of Ringoes, in Hunterdon County, was sentenced on Friday, March 17, according to Somerset County Prosecutor John P. McDonald. Rennie was arrested on Oct. 6, 2021, after a 17-year-old girl reported to Franklin Township Police that she was sexually assaulted by Rennie, who is employed at a private educational institution in Somerset County, McDonald said. McDonald did not name the institution in Franklin Township. The victim dis…
Celebs You Probably Didn't Know Were From North Jersey Celebs You Probably Didn't Know Were From North Jersey
Celebs You Probably Didn't Know Were From North Jersey When it comes to celebrities, New Jersey boasts a roster of A-List talent to rival any state.  Some of the most iconic athletes, musicians, and TV personalities live in the Garden State, or once called it home.  Here are the famous people you probably didn't realize were from North Jersey: BERGEN: Katrina Bowden was born and raised in Wyckoff. The actress attended the now-defunct Saint Thomas More School in Midland Park, and later Immaculate Heart Academy in Washington Township. The actress is known for her roles in "One Life to Live" and "30 Rock." Miles Austin was born i…
South Orange Native Among NJ Residents Competing In 'Jeopardy!' Tournament South Orange Native Among NJ Residents Competing In 'Jeopardy!' Tournament
South Orange Native Among NJ Residents Competing In 'Jeopardy!' Tournament Four college students with New Jersey ties be competing in the new "Jeopardy! High School Reunion Tournament." Hosted by Mayim Bialik, the tournament premiered Monday, Feb. 20 and features contestants who were on the "Teen Tournament." The contestants with Garden State ties include: Sreekar Madabushi: A Basking Ridge native and junior at Georgia Tech. Playing Feb. 22. Dan Oxman: A South Orange native, and senior at the University of Maryland. Playing March 1. Rhea Sinha: A Chatham native studying at Cornell. Playing Feb. 27. Autumn Shelton: A Missouri native and junior at Princeton U…
NJ's Kevin Spacey Ordered To Pay $31 Million To Netflix's 'House Of Cards' Production Company NJ's Kevin Spacey Ordered To Pay $31 Million To Netflix's 'House Of Cards' Production Company
NJ's Kevin Spacey Ordered To Pay $31 Million To Netflix's 'House Of Cards' Production Company Kevin Spacey's career continues to be a tumbling "House of Cards" like the show in which he previously starred. The 62-year-old actor has been ordered to pay approximately $31 million to Media Rights Capital, the production that made Netflix's once acclaimed show.  The South Orange, New Jersey native recently lost his appeal to have an "arbitration award overturned amid allegations of sexual misconduct," the Guardian among numerous other outlets report citing court documents.  Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Mel Red Recana made the ruling in favor of MRC, the production company b…
Titos Burritos & Wings Opens Another Bergen County Location Titos Burritos & Wings Opens Another Bergen County Location
Titos Burritos & Wings Opens Another Bergen County Location Tito's Burritos & Wings is not slowing its expansion across North Jersey. The popular casual fast food eatery ha opened a new location in Tenafly. The flagship store is located in Ridgewood, with five others in Boonton, Morristown, South Orange, Summit, and now Tenafly. The menu boasts a wide variety of Mexican favorites like tacos, nachos, burritos and quesadillas. Tito's is also known for its wings, with nearly a dozen sauces to choose from. Tito's Burritos & WingsSubmitted Tito's Burritos & Wings, 35 Washington St., Tenafly
NJ's Kevin Spacey Charged With Handful Of Sex Assaults In UK NJ's Kevin Spacey Charged With Handful Of Sex Assaults In UK
NJ's Kevin Spacey Charged With Handful Of Sex Assaults In UK New Jersey's Kevin Spacey has been charged with four counts of sexual assault against three men in the United Kingdom, authorities said.  The charges were handed down to the 62-year-old South Orange native on Thursday, May 26, according to a release from the London Metropolitan Police Department. The charges date as far back as March 2005, with most of the victims currently in their 30s and 40s, police said.  One charge even suggests Spacey had "penetrative sexual activity" with one man without consent, according to police. Spacey will be formally charged at a later date, police added.  S…
These 70+ NJ Gas Stations Are Dropping Prices Friday These 70+ NJ Gas Stations Are Dropping Prices Friday
These 70+ NJ Gas Stations Are Dropping Prices Friday Ever wonder how cheap gas in New Jersey would be if it was self-serve? More than 70 New Jersey stations will be offering fuel at a discounted rate to show drivers just that on Friday, May 13. The initiative promoting self-serving fueling was launched by Fuel Your Way NJ, a coalition that advocates for self-serve gas stations that still offer full service. The coalition appropriately titled the day " Fuel Your Way NJ Self-Serve Day of Awareness." Self-service stations were proposed in a measure by lawmakers in March, however, it was halted by in the General Assembly by the Motoris…
Conspirator Who Used NJ High School Students To Cash Stolen COVID Stimulus Checks Gets 4 Years Conspirator Who Used NJ High School Students To Cash Stolen COVID Stimulus Checks Gets 4 Years
Conspirator Who Used NJ High School Students To Cash Stolen COVID Stimulus Checks Gets 4 Years One of a nest of criminals who paid New Jersey high school students to cash COVID stimulus checks stolen from the mail was sentenced to four years in federal prison. Because there's no parole in the federal prison system, Jeffrey Bennett, 27, of Irvington, must serve just about all of the plea-bargained sentence rubber-stamped by a U.S. District Court judge in Newark via videoconference on Monday, Feb. 14. Bennett -- a reputed associate of a group called "The Members" -- recruited U.S. Postal Service employees to steal checks, checkbooks, debit cards, and credit cards from the mail in excha…