Maplewood-based company is ‘Making Scents of Autism’

Maplewood-based company is ‘Making Scents of Autism’

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Neither Pat Miller nor Pam Kattouf has a background in business, but that didn’t stop them from starting their own. Their Maplewood-based company, Beloved Bath, sells handmade soaps, candles and bath salts; the idea came as the duo was looking for employment opportunities for their sons, who both have autism. “We make […]

Budget with 2-percent tax increase presented at Bloomfield BOE meeting

Budget with 2-percent tax increase presented at Bloomfield BOE meeting

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — The Bloomfield School District administration presented the 2021-2022 budget at the March 16 Board of Education meeting, beginning the process of putting the $129,013,219 budget in place. The tax levy will increase by 2 percent, bringing in an extra $1,504,683 and raising taxes by $26.79 per month for residents. “I know that’s […]

HNA honors the Maplewood Library and the women who built it

HNA honors the Maplewood Library and the women who built it

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The Hilton Neighborhood Association celebrated Women’s History Month and the Maplewood Public Library at its meeting on March 18, spotlighting the women who have been involved with the library since its inception in 1913. The meeting started with a presentation of the plans for the Main Library branch renovations, which will begin […]

Bloomfield High basketball teams win award for sportsmanship

Bloomfield High basketball teams win award for sportsmanship

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Bloomfield High School’s winter sports season, while strange because of the COVID-19 pandemic, ended on a high note as the basketball program was awarded the Thomas Wachenfeld Award for sportsmanship. Voted on by all the basketball officials in northern New Jersey, the award recognizes the exemplary sportsmanship of basketball players, cheerleaders, coaches […]

Bloomfield High ESL students participate in modified ‘What’s Your Story?’ project

Bloomfield High ESL students participate in modified ‘What’s Your Story?’ project

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Like all students in Bloomfield this year, Lisa Basile’s English-as-a-second-language students haven’t gotten the chance to be in their regular classrooms at Bloomfield High School because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, which meant they didn’t get to put on their annual arts event in the BHS library and art gallery this winter, […]

Glen Ridge BOE hears presentation on budget with 2-percent tax increase

Glen Ridge BOE hears presentation on budget with 2-percent tax increase

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — Glen Ridge School District business administrator Barbara Murphy presented the district’s preliminary 2021-2022 budget at the March 15 Board of Education meeting, beginning the process of putting the $35,811,254 budget in place. The tax levy will increase by 2 percent, which is lower than the 2020-2021 budget’s increase of 3.16 percent. […]