Council and residents weigh their stand on immigration

Council and residents weigh their stand on immigration

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — A petition signed by 501 residents to declare Glen Ridge a “sanctuary city” has prompted the borough council into writing a resolution to provide some protection for undocumented immigrants. Two members of the council say the resolution is now being prepared. In a telephone interview earlier this week, Councilman Peter Hughes said […]

Improvement seen in annual violence report

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — The Glen Ridge School District reported 12 offenses during the school year 2015-2016, according to the latest NJ Department of Education Violence, Vandalism and Substance Abuse annual report for public schools. All 2015-2016 offenses were for bullying. In the remaining four categories — violence, vandalism, weapons and substance abuse violations — there […]

Voters pass the referendum by a wide margin

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — The public referendum to issue $24 million in bonds to upgrade existing school facilities and acquire a building for expansion was passed by Glen Ridge voters by a margin of 2 to 1. The uncertified results had 1,024 voting for the referendum and 505 against it. Three provisional ballots remain to be […]

Tax up $329 in BOE budget

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — A tentative budget for the school year 2017-2018 was discussed Monday by the Glen Ridge Board of Education. The budget will raise taxes $329.46 on the average-assessed home of $543,553. The tax levy is an increase of 2.54 percent over the 2016-2017 levy. State aid is $780,892, the same as the previous […]

Beekeeper to speak at GR library on colony collapse

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — A program on bee sustainability and beekeeping is scheduled for Tuesday, March 28, at the Glen Ridge Public Library, at 7 p.m. The talk was originally scheduled for the train station. The location was changed because the Glen Ridge School District referendum vote had to be postponed due to the snowstorm last […]

GR Historical Society seeks restoration projects for the annual preservation awards

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — The Glen Ridge Historical Society is currently accepting nominations for consideration in its annual preservation awards program. This award recognizes excellence in the preservation and restoration of historic buildings and architectural features. In keeping with its commitment to promote an appreciation of the historic buildings of Glen Ridge, the Historical Society […]

‘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 […]

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 […]