Coach DiCondina to retire at end of school year

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — Glen Ridge High School coach, and health and physical education teacher Maria DiCondina will be retiring at the end of the school year. She had a stellar coaching career at Paramus Catholic High School and Glen Ridge High School where she was inducted into the Hall of Fame as a coach. She […]

The Friendly Man Tennis Tournament is back and under way

The Friendly Man Tennis Tournament is back and under way

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — An on-again, off-again tennis tournament, started in the 1980s by a Bloomfield resident but discontinued for almost three decades, has been rejuvenated in recent years and is currently being played with a first-place trophy and bragging rights at stake. The “Friendly Man Tennis Tournament,” the creation of James Street resident Alfred “Sonny” Piccoli, […]

Students, friends and family recall Roseanna Smith

Students, friends and family recall Roseanna Smith

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — A memorial service for Roseanna Smith, better known in Bloomfield as the business owner and dance instructor at Miss Roseanna’s School of Dance will be held at 1 p.m. this Saturday, June 3, at Watchung Presbyterian Church. Smith died May 3. For 65 years, Smith taught dance at her studio located at 403 […]

Glen Ridge partners are homing in on a success story

Glen Ridge partners are homing in on a success story

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — Encouraged by the reception friends have given their homemade body butters, two borough residents have cleared off the dining room table, revved up the food blender, and started a skin-care business with an eye toward raising the standard of living for women in Ghana. Yolanda Grbic and Meredith Moseley-Bennett, the two Glen […]

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 […]