Mary Todaro to retire after 35 years in town schools to retire at end of the year

Mary Todaro to retire after 35 years in town schools to retire at end of the year

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Mary Todaro, 35 years in the Bloomfield School District as a teacher and principal, is retiring this month. She attended Belleville High School and received her certification to be a social studies teacher from Caldwell College for Women, now called Caldwell University. She student-taught at Bloomfield High School and was hired there […]

New president takes the helm at Bloomfield College

New president takes the helm at Bloomfield College

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Bloomfield College introduced Marcheta Evans as its first woman and black president Monday, June 17, in the college library. In a 25-year career in education, Evans was most recently the provost and vice-president for academic affairs at Our Lady of the Lake University, in San Antonio. In an interview prior to the […]

Timpanaro set to retire from district

Timpanaro set to retire from district

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — Glen Ridge High School teacher Vincent Timpanaro, whose career began a month after The Beatles released “Magical Mystery Tour,” is retiring. He attended Barringer High School and Montclair State College, receiving his certification in industrial arts. In January 1968, he came to the school having joined the Army Reserves in 1967 […]

Fairview School has star-studded Career Day

Fairview School has star-studded Career Day

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Fairview Elementary School held its 10th annual Career Day on Thursday morning, June 6. This was an opportunity for children at all grade levels to hear from individuals working in various occupations and for the younger children to spend time romping with a dance teacher or having a treat from a colorful […]

Taj Mahal to close after 44 years

Taj Mahal to close after 44 years

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Dan “Taj” Kapadia will be closing his Washington Street shop, Taj Mahal, at the end of this month. Offering Indian clothing, jewelry and fragrances, the store has been in Bloomfield Center for 44 years. Kapadia, 76, is from Surat, India, which is located in the state of Gujarat. He married in 1969 […]

SpongeBob theme of Project Graduation

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — SpongeBob Square Pants is the theme of the 2019 Project Graduation for Glen Ridge High School. Following graduation by 134 seniors on the evening of June 21, there will be a dinner-dance at the Glen Ridge Country Club starting at 9 p.m. followed by a tent party at midnight. After that […]

Remembering the man we will never forget

Remembering the man we will never forget

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — One son remembers his father as a good man who did not break any rules while another son remembers that his father bought his twin brother an automobile and he had to buy his own. A daughter remembers that her father made sure she and her sister received good education, but another […]

‘Bright Star’ will shine at 4th Wall Theatre

‘Bright Star’ will shine at 4th Wall Theatre

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — The musical “Bright Star” will be presented by 4th Wall Theatre at the Westminster Arts Center for six performances beginning tomorrow evening. In the ensemble will be Bloomfield resident Sarah Levine McClelland. In a recent telephone interview, McClelland said “Bright Star” is her fourth production with the theater company. All have been […]

Bloomfield local stars in NLT’s new show

Bloomfield local stars in NLT’s new show

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Although Bloomfield resident Crystal Bennett will be performing in only her second production at the Nutley Little Theatre in the upcoming “[title of show],” she has been quite busy. “I’ve done seven shows this year alone,” she said prior to a recent rehearsal. “I work a lot.” But acting, singing and dancing […]

Bloomfield College scores high in game design

Bloomfield College scores high in game design

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Baseball is a game. Football is a game. Even pinball is a game. So is jacks. But games built on digital programming are not necessarily games in the traditional sense. In these games, there may not be rules, points or even winners and losers. GJ Lee, an assistant professor and division coordinator […]

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