Walking routes will be audited to improve safety

Walking routes will be audited to improve safety

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — The Bloomfield Department of Health has received funding to conduct an audit of the accessibility of parks, schools, and mass transit destinations by pedestrians and bicyclers. The money is part of a Partners in Health “Healthy Communities” grant for $20,000. “We’re going to actually study walking paths,” said Karen Lore, the health department […]

BPD earns a certificate of excellencec

BPD earns a certificate of excellencec

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Bloomfield Police Department has been accredited by the NJ State Association of Chief of Police. According to BPD Director Sam DeMaio, the department applied for accreditation two years ago and learned in late October 2016 it had earn accreditation. At the most recent township council meeting, Monday, Feb. 27, Harry Delgato, of the […]

Memorial garden to be built by Thriving Survivors

Memorial garden to be built by Thriving Survivors

NUTLEY, NJ — The Nutley Thriving Survivors Inc. has been a guiding light for women battling breast cancer for many years, and now, the group is building a memorial garden to honor the many brave women who have lost their battle with the disease. The garden will be constructed along Vincent Place in Nutley, with Essex […]

Flurries of activity will sweep into GR library

Flurries of activity will sweep into GR library

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — The Glen Ridge Public Library has received a $7,500 grant that it will use to create a makerspace on the second floor of the building. According to Library Director Jennifer Breuer, in order to obtain the grant from the NJ State Library and LibraryLinkNJ, the GRPL had to partner with a local […]

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 […]

Antiques Show has new features, more dealers

Antiques Show has new features, more dealers

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — The annual Glen Ridge Antiques Show has a new dealer manager this year. Debbi Turi, who has sold at the show before, will now help run it. According to Turi, the previous dealer manager, Betsy Delorm, has moved away from the Glen Ridge area. The show is celebrating its 71st consecutive year, […]

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