Borough moves ahead with affordable housing agreement

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — The public at the Glen Ridge Council meeting on April 24 heard an updated report from Special Master Elizabeth McKenzie about negotiations between the borough and the developer of a proposed apartment building on Baldwin Street. The borough, she said, had to come to an agreement with the developer and the Fair […]

Jessica Barton named Teacher of the Year in Bloomfield

Jessica Barton named Teacher of the Year in Bloomfield

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Demarest Elementary School fifth-grade teacher Jessica Barton has been selected as the 2017 Bloomfield School District Teacher of the Year. A Bloomfield High School graduate, Class of 2000, Barton attended Demarest as a youngster. She received her certification at Fordham University and a master’s in special education at Montclair State University. She has […]

A taste of Bloomfield

A taste of Bloomfield

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — A Taste of Bloomfield, the exploration of local restaurant fare, was held at Oakeside Cultural Center on Sunday, April 23. According to Kim Reilly, the director of the center, 19 food vendors from Bloomfield, Glen Ridge, Montclair and Clifton were on hand. She estimated the diners at 250. “It’s just a gathering […]

Tom Fleming, long-distance luminary, dies

Tom Fleming, long-distance luminary, dies

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Renown runner and coach Tom Fleming, 65, died of an apparent heart attack Wednesday, April 19. It was reported by Montclair Kimberley Academy, where he taught and coached, that Fleming collapsed at an MKA track meet in Verona. Fleming, a Bloomfield High School graduate, Class of 1969, had also lived in Glen Ridge. […]

BOE expected to vote against charter school

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — The Bloomfield Board of Education is expected to present at its April 25 meeting a resolution opposing the establishment of a proposed charter school in Bloomfield. The school would serve middle-school students. The board will offer the resolution because an application to the NJ Department of Education has been made for a charter […]

Crecco Plaza arch in doubt

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — The construction of the proposed memorial arch in Crecco Plaza appears unlikely to happen, according to the former treasurer of the foundation that would pay for the arch. Also dubious of the original plan being realized is the daughter of John Crecco, the former Bloomfield councilman and mayor for whom the the arch […]

Former teacher’s aide returns to Westbridge Academy

Former teacher’s aide returns to Westbridge Academy

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — John Cerniglia, a former teacher’s aide at a Bloomfield special-needs school, returned March 1 to his old workplace on West Street as the supervisor of curriculum and instruction. Coming back to Westbridge Academy after 28 years, he is spending time getting to know the kids and staff. To everyone, he is “John.” “Building […]