Eighth night of joyous holiday marks end of Festival of Lights with car parade through townships.
Members of the West Orange and Livingston Jewish communities held their annual Hanukkah Parade Saturday night in West Orange and Livingston. The parade, which started at the Valley National Bank Building, 66 W. Mount Pleasant Ave. in Livingston, traveled part of the way down Route 10 and ended up in West Orange at the Lubavitch Center Shul, 395 Pleasant Valley Way. There were almost 25 participants this year. Each car was adorned with a fully lighted Menorah glowing with eight lights lit to represent the final day of the Jewish Festival of Lights. Were you at this year's Hanukkah Parade? Share your photos with Patch.
Homicide in West Orange, Newark weapon, drug arrest, Belleville church steeple braced.
Saturday, November 10, 2012
Authorities are investigating a bank robbery Tuesday at the Valley National Bank on Bloomfield Avenue. Just before 1 p.m. Tuesday, the suspect entered the bank at 22 Bloomfield Ave. and passed a note to the teller reading "Have gun. Give me money," according to Deputy Chief Mark Minichini of the Belleville Police Department. The suspect made off with the contents of the teller's drawer and fled north on foot on Belmont Avenue. Exact proceeds have not been determined, Minichini said. The Essex County Prosecutor's Office is investigating the death of a West Orange woman on Oct. 31. Lelia Whatley, 22, was found unresponsive at her Washington Street residence early last Wednesday and was pronounced dead at the scene, said Katherine Carter, …