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 […]

Bloomfield Symphony Orchestra closes 2016-2017 season with concert

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — In the final concert of the 2016-2017 season, music director and conductor Israel “Buzz” Herman will lead the Bloomfield Symphony Orchestra in a program titled “Mostly Beethoven” on Sunday, June 11, at 3 p.m. in the Bloomfield High School Auditorium, 160 Broad St. in Bloomfield. The program will consist of Beethoven’s monumental […]

BPD honors valor and service in annual awards ceremony

BPD honors valor and service in annual awards ceremony

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — The third annual Bloomfield Police Department awards ceremony was held in the council chambers on Monday, May 15. Four kinds of awards were presented for police actions which occurred in 2016: for valor; excellence of duty; a unit award; and the director’s award for an individual. The master of ceremonies was Lt. George […]

BCA throws annual block party

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — The Bloomfield Center Alliance will be throwings it annual Washington Street Block Party on Saturday, May 20, from noon to 8 p.m. Storefronts between Glenwood Avenue and Farrand Street will be offering food and refreshments. There will be live music and free parking at the Farrand Street parking lot. Miss 2017 Essex County is scheduled […]

BOE chess tournament has excitement and champions

BOE chess tournament has excitement and champions

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Bloomfield Board of Education held its annual chess tournament on Saturday, May 6, for fourth-, fifth-, and sixth-graders. Play was conducted at Fairview Elementary School. Seventy-two children were entered and the first three places from each grade level were awarded trophies. Overseeing the event was Mary Davidson, the chess director for Bloomfield schools […]

AK Foundation to host fifth annual charity golf outing

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Aspiring Kindness Foundation, which raises money for first responders, emergency service providers, and fire prevention and education programs, has announced its fifth annual charity golf outing at the Forest Hill Field Club in Bloomfield on Monday, June 19. Reflecting the origins of the charity that was formed in the aftermath of […]

Bloomfield High hosts its third STEM competition

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Bloomfield High School hosted its third annual NJ STEM League competition Thursday, May 4. Originally, 10 schools were to participate April 20 but standardized testing postponed the event and only three schools could meet last week. Besides BHS, the competitors were Passaic Valley and Edison high schools. However, each school was allowed to […]

Crime in Bloomfield was down significantly in 2015

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Crime in Bloomfield decreased significantly from 2014 to 2015, according to the NJ State Police Uniform Crime Report, released April 28. The crime index, which is the total number of reported violent and nonviolent crimes, dropped from 1,229 in 2014 to 890 in 2015. Both violent and nonviolent crimes decreased, but the major […]

Third annual Senior Prom draws a good crowd at K of C

Third annual Senior Prom draws a good crowd at K of C

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Bloomfield Human Service, the Neighbor-to-Neighbor Network, and the nursing students at Bloomfield College, again collaborated for its annual Senior Prom for Bloomfield and Glen Ridge seniors. Held on Friday afternoon, May 5, at the Bloomfield Knights of Columbus, it was the third annual prom and attracted, according to Paula Peikes, the supervisor […]