After long recovery, assault victim is back at work

After long recovery, assault victim is back at work

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — A Bloomfield resident brutally attacked in January by a gang of juveniles on Arlington Avenue began working full-time again last week. His assailants had worn a type of glove used by motorcyclists with hardened, composite material protecting the knuckles. Adam Young returned to his job as the lead brewer for Brooklyn Brewery following […]

District has a STEM administrator

District has a STEM administrator

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Lou Cappello, superintendent of science K-12 at Bloomfield High School, will oversee STEM activities for grades kindergarten to five beginning in September. The position for the lower grades is new to the school district. STEM is an acronym for science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Cappello has been in the school district for 14 years […]

After 23 years in the district, Saponara has retired

After 23 years in the district, Saponara has retired

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Debra Saponara, the administrative secretary at Fairview Elementary School who has worked in the district for 23 years, has retired. She and her boss, Principal Sal DeSimone, departed at the end of June. Saponara grew up in Bloomfield, coming to the township when she was 2 years old. She attended Demarest Elementary, North […]

Library plans a summer of learning and fun

Library plans a summer of learning and fun

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — kSTEM and community service are being highlighted in the reading program for children at the Glen Ridge Public Library this summer. “Build a Better World” is the theme for the program, and as of Friday, June 30, 64 children, ages 2 to 4, had signed up, according to Sydney Young, head […]

Great turnout, plenty of fun at Project Graduation

Great turnout, plenty of fun at Project Graduation

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — According to co-chairwoman Tania Liddy, nearly all Glen Ridge High School graduates this year made it to the “Toy Story”-themed tent party. She said 135 of the 142 students were there. It was an evening of games at the tent party, sandwiched in between a dinner dance at the country club and […]

STEM Club learns to literally walk the dog

STEM Club learns to literally walk the dog

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Bloomfield High School STEM Club has been working on a carriage to hopefully provide greater mobility for a dog with hind legs that are paralysed. Maria Paladino Fitz, a lifelong Bloomfield resident, BHS Class of ‘73, and township businesswoman, learned that the high school had a STEM/Robotics club, and last month she took […]

BHS student receives scholarship

BHS student receives scholarship

BELLEVILLE, NJ  — Scholarship recipient Victoria Bruno, of Belleville High School, above right, stands with Cecelia Polizzi, chairwoman of the Scholarship Program of the Suburban Essex Chamber of Commerce Foundation. Each year the SECC awards three scholarship. The criteria for the scholarships are based on the students’ financial need, and the fall attendance at a […]

Ed Brasseur, thoughtful speaker at council meetings, dies

Ed Brasseur, thoughtful speaker at council meetings, dies

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Ed Brasseur, 84, a township resident who regularly attended council meetings and often addressed the council with a question or opinion, was found dead at his Lindbergh Boulevard home on Thursday, June 15, the victim of an apparent heart attack. A next door neighbor, Dennis Blomgren, said he became concerned after noticing a […]

Public hearing airs proposals for Lion Gate Drive

Public hearing airs proposals for Lion Gate Drive

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — A public meeting was held in Council Chambers on Monday evening, June 19, to discuss the proposed recreational and open space project for Lion Gate Drive. The meeting was conducted by Andy Strauss, a designer and planner of open spaces working for the township. Mayor Michael Venezia introduced the presentation, which included site […]

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