New mountain bike club for youth is growing in Bloomfield

New mountain bike club for youth is growing in Bloomfield

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Kristine Contento-Angell, a Bloomfield resident and state champion in mountain biking, has helped organize a mountain biking team for local children. The team is called ESSEX Offroad and it is in the NJ Interscholastic Cycling League, which is part of National Interscholastic Cycling. The bikers are sixth- to 12-graders. Contento-Angell said since the […]

Animal-cruelty case ends in plea bargain

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Vincent Ascolese, the former animal-control officer at North Jersey Humane Society Shelter, in Bloomfield, pleaded guilty to three counts of disorderly person’s conduct in Bloomfield Municipal Court on Thursday, March 9. Ascolese, 50, faced multiple NJ Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals charges stemming from his euthanizing an injured fawn on […]

‘Music in Montclair’ to feature composition by Harberg

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — Glen Ridge composer Amanda Harberg will have a work commissioned by the Dorian Wind Quintet played by the group at the upcoming program of the “Music in Montclair” series. The concert will be March 26, 5 p.m., at Unitarian Universalist Congregation, in Montclair. Harberg originated “Music in Montclair” in 2015 to highlight […]

Councilman Chalet headed to trial for bribery

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Indicted Bloomfield Councilman Elias Chalet has chosen a jury trial and possibly 10 years of imprisonment instead of accepting a plea deal for a possible four year-sentence. Chalet made his decision public Wednesday, March 1, in Newark Superior Court, before Judge Martin Cronin. Cronin said if convicted by a jury, sentencing would be […]

Art classes continue for seniors in Glen Ridge

Art classes continue for seniors in Glen Ridge

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — At the Glen Ridge Recreation Department senior studio art class on Tuesday, March 7, students began a three-week exercise that instructor Kristina Farrell said would be in preparation for painting flesh tones. For the first lesson, Farrell asked the students to copy a photograph using only one color. She suggested making […]

Guilty plea in cruelty-to-animals hearing

Former Bloomfield Animal Control Officer Vincent Ascolese pleaded guilty to three counts of disorderly conduct in Bloomfield Municipal Court on Thursday, March 9. Ascolese faced multiple NJ Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals charges stemming from his euthanizing an injured fawn on June 29, 2015, by cutting the animal’s throat, and for the […]

BPD earns a certificate of excellencec

BPD earns a certificate of excellencec

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Bloomfield Police Department has been accredited by the NJ State Association of Chief of Police. According to BPD Director Sam DeMaio, the department applied for accreditation two years ago and learned in late October 2016 it had earn accreditation. At the most recent township council meeting, Monday, Feb. 27, Harry Delgato, of the […]

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