Three churches unite to assist area immigrants

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — The Greater Bloomfield Interfaith Partners will hold its second annual meeting Sunday, Feb. 19. The meeting will be from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at the Park United Methodist Church. Park UMC is located on Broad Street, at 12 Park St., in Bloomfield. Congregates from three houses of worship established the partnership last year. […]

Students collecting coins for cancer

Students collecting coins for cancer

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — A Bloomfield elementary school coin drive during the month of February has returned this year with three more schools participating. Started by resident and parent Milly Realz, the collection was only at Fairview Elementary School last year where Realz’s daughter, Jordan Williams, was a student. Realz had received permission from Fairview Principal Sal […]

Holsten’s prepares chocolates for the holidays

Holsten’s prepares chocolates for the holidays

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Although Easter is bigger than Valentine’s Day in the world of chocolate-candy demands, at Holsten’s Confectionary in Bloomfield, the store makes about 4,000 pounds of chocolate candies to sell from Valentine’s Day to Easter. And, according to co-owners Ron Stark and Chris Carley, at Christmastime, they make 1,500 pounds of candy. But Valentine’s […]

Judge hears testimony on Rivera’s residency

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — In sworn testimony on Tuesday, Feb 7, Newark Superior Court Office of Administrative Law Judge Leslie Celantano heard two versions of whether Gladys Rivera, a Bloomfield Board of Education member, qualified as a township resident on the day she was elected. The version that indicated she was not a resident on Election Day, […]

Big crowd, great food at Boosters fundraiser

NUTLEY, NJ — The Nutley Music Booster Association held a fundraiser, Taste of the World II, on Saturday, Jan. 21, at Good Shepherd Academy. It was a BYOB event, and a large crowd turned out to support Nutley High School musical education. “Last year, this was at the Elks Club,” said NMBA President Suzanne Harabedian. […]

Play by Bloomfield resident to premiere at Luna

Play by Bloomfield resident to premiere at Luna

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — A Bloomfield dramatist will be having a world premiere of her play at Luna Stage, in West Orange, this month. Nikkole Salter, a Los Angeles native and township resident since 2008, has written a play titled, “Indian Head.” According to Luna Stage, the work was commissioned in partnership with the NJPAC Stage Exchange, […]

DPW still waiting for the first big snowstorm

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Over at the Department of Public Works and Parks, they’re just itching for some REAL snow. “Last year, we had only one major storm,” the department director, Anthony Nesto, said earlier this week in a telephone interview. “Right now, my guys want it to snow. Their overtime is down.” It was snowing a […]

GRHS art show under way at the train station

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — Students of Glen Ridge High School art instructor Anne Malone are currently having an exhibition at the Ridgewood Avenue train station. Abstract and representational works are on display. At the opening last week, Malone publicly introduced a web page addressing the need of GRHS art students or alumni who are looking […]