Appeal filed over decision that BOE member is a resident

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — The former Bloomfield Board of Education member who unsuccessfully challenged, in court, the residency qualification of a current BOE member, has appealed the decision to the NJ Department of Education. In papers filed with the DOE on May 16, former BOE member Shane Berger said that Judge Leslie Celentano erred by finding that […]

A visit with the columnist on a notable achievement

A visit with the columnist on a notable achievement

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — Elisabeth Ginsburg has been writing her column on gardening for this newspaper for nearly two decades. It is called “The Gardener’s Apprentice.” You’ve seen it, and probably have read it many times. We decided to meet with her and learn more about this woman who is a reservoir of horticultural knowledge for […]

Wisconsin judge sentences Jervis to five years in prison

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Former Bloomfield Fire Department Capt. Donald Jervis will serve five years in a Wisconsin prison for two counts of possession of child pornography and two counts of exploiting a child for sexual purposes, according the Assistant Kenosha County District Attorney Thomas Binger. Jervis was sentenced May 17 by Judge Bruce Schroeder. Jervis, 53, […]

Luci Laird set to retire from Brookdale School

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — For Bloomfield resident Luci Laird who will be retiring in June from her position as office aide at Brookdale Elementary School, these are bittersweet days. A graduate of Vailsburg High School, Laird has worked in the district for 15 years. Her first four years were in the administration building as a part-time employee […]

BPD honors valor and service in annual awards ceremony

BPD honors valor and service in annual awards ceremony

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — The third annual Bloomfield Police Department awards ceremony was held in the council chambers on Monday, May 15. Four kinds of awards were presented for police actions which occurred in 2016: for valor; excellence of duty; a unit award; and the director’s award for an individual. The master of ceremonies was Lt. George […]

BCA throws annual block party

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — The Bloomfield Center Alliance will be throwings it annual Washington Street Block Party on Saturday, May 20, from noon to 8 p.m. Storefronts between Glenwood Avenue and Farrand Street will be offering food and refreshments. There will be live music and free parking at the Farrand Street parking lot. Miss 2017 Essex County is scheduled […]

Crime in GR was up in 2015; trended down in 2016

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — According to the most recent Uniform Crime Report, Glen Ridge experienced an increase in crime from 2014 to 2015. The report, compiled by the NJ State Police, was released April 28. However, Glen Ridge Police Chief Sheila Byron-Lagattuta provided The Glen Ridge Paper with the 2016 UCR, not expected from the State […]

Broad Street parking ordinance is pulled town pullsmmmnnn

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — A proposed ordinance to make Broad Street from Bay to Watchung avenues a permit-parking zone will not move forward at this time, according to Township Administrator Matthew Watkins. Watkins had introduced the proposal at the Monday, May 8, township conference meeting and it was passed. Ordinarily the proposed ordinance would be given a […]

BOE chess tournament has excitement and champions

BOE chess tournament has excitement and champions

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Bloomfield Board of Education held its annual chess tournament on Saturday, May 6, for fourth-, fifth-, and sixth-graders. Play was conducted at Fairview Elementary School. Seventy-two children were entered and the first three places from each grade level were awarded trophies. Overseeing the event was Mary Davidson, the chess director for Bloomfield schools […]

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