Davy Jones

Before there was MTV, before “American Idol” made overnight stars of people you never heard of, there was “The Monkees,” a band fronted by a diminutive singer named Davy Jones who was so boyishly good looking that teenage girls swooned the first time they ever saw him. That was at the end of the summer […]

Theodore Mann

Theodore Mann, a Tony Award-winning director and producer who championed Eugene O’Neill and was a driving force behind Circle in the Square Theatre and its school, has died. He was 87. Paul Libin, president of Circle in the Square Theatre and former chairman of The Broadway League, said Mann died Friday in New York of […]

Herman Mark Gonski

Herman M. Gonski of Towaco, formerly of Montville passed away on Monday, Feb. 27, 2012 at the age of 92. Mr.Gonski was born and raised in Montville before moving to Towaco. He proudly served in the WWII Army Air Force and Korean War. He was in the Air National Guard of New Jersey and the […]

George Meidanis

Restaurateur George Meidanis, who journeyed from his parents’ olive groves in Greece to the Pascack Valley, died Friday. The co-owner of the popular Ridge Diner in Park Ridge — a man who prized a well-mopped floor, a good-looking dessert display and the loyalty of his customers — was 70. The cause was diabetes complications, his […]

Larry Gelbart Dies on 9/11

Larry Gelbart, the American comedy writer who died on September 11 aged 81, developed the hit television series M*A*S*H and co-authored the long-running Broadway and West End farce A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum as well as the Oscar-nominated screenplay for the film Tootsie (1982). Hailed as arguably the most successful […]

Secrets may be hidden in your Web photos

Web Photos That Reveal Secrets, Like Where You Live When Adam Savage, host of the popular science program “MythBusters,” posted a picture on Twitter of his automobile parked in front of his house, he let his fans know much more than that he drove a Toyota Land Cruiser. Embedded in the image was a geotag, […]

Emma Hendrickson

Emma Hendrickson AGE: 102 • Morris Plains Emma Hendrickson, a resident of Morris Plains, NJ for 65 years died Sunday, February 19, 2012 following a short illness, just 5 weeks short of her 103rd Birthday. She was born in Meckville, PA on March 24,1909 to Elizabeth (Blouch) and John Porter. Predeceased by her husband George, […]

Elizabeth Windt (Betty) Boyne

Elizabeth (Betty) Windt Boyne, 87, Kaneohe, Hawaii, former resident of Denville, NJ, passed away on February 14, 2012 at the age of 87. Betty was predeceased by her husband, John (Jack) Boyne and is survived by her daughter, Tricia Hoo and son, Jack Boyne; 5 grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren and sisters and 5 brothers. A […]

Catherine Sorber

Catherine E. (Smith) Sorber died Feb. 14, at Merry Heart at Boonton Twp. She was 95. Born in Wilkes-Barre, Pa., she had lived in Boonton for 70 years. Sorber worked for a time at vanRaalte Hosiery Co. in Boonton, then as a bank clerk with Citizens First National Bank, also in Boonton, for 10 years […]

Is Facebook Growing Up Too Fast?

WHEN Facebook signed up its 100 millionth member last August, its employees spread out in two parks in Palo Alto, Calif., for a huge barbecue. Sometime this week, this five-year-old start-up, born in a dorm room at Harvard, expects to register its 200 millionth user. That staggering growth rate — doubling in size in just […]