This week's focus returns to the Lubavitch Center Shul, 395 Pleasant Valley Way.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
Thursday, December 13, 2012
On Dec. 8, the Lubavitch Center hosted a Chanukah party for the community and about a hundred people showed up. Everyone enjoyed pizza, latkes, French fries, falafel and salads. The kids had a lot of fun playing a "stuffed menorah" guessing game, Chanukah bingo, and "Make-a-menorah-from-whatever-is-in-a-bag" game. As part of the Smile On Seniors program, we recruited some volunteers to Brighton Gardens, Green Hill, Care One, and Canterbury Village where we celebrated Chanukah with the seniors. They were overjoyed playing Chanukah bingo, eating donuts, and singing along to the menorah lighting. At the Livingston Mall on Sunday people gathered around as Rabbi (Mendy) Kasowitz lit the Menorah, sang Chanukah songs, and played a guessing …
Two Newark women formally charged with third degree conspiracy after allegedly taking picture of elderly patient's genitalia, posting to Facebook
- POLICE & FIRE
Tuesday, December 4, 2012
A nursing home worker and her friend accused of posting a Facebook photo of an elderly patient's genitalia were indicted Monday, the Attorney General's office announced. Helien Williams, 26, a certified nursing assistant at CareOne at Livingston, and Michele Walker, 22, both of Newark, were formally charged with third degree conspiracy in a state grand jury indictment. Williams was also charged with two counts of third degree invasion of privacy, while Walker was hit with one count of third degree invasion of privacy. Williams is accused of taking a photo of the patient's genitalia in January 2012 and sending it to Walker, who posted the picture on her Facebook page. Williams was fired from her position at CareOne at Livingston, an …