Bloomfield Council swears in reelected members

Bloomfield Council swears in reelected members

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — The Bloomfield Town Council kicked off 2021 with its reorganization meeting on Jan. 4, swearing in Councilwoman Jenny Mundell, Councilwoman Sarah Cruz and Councilman Nick Joanow to new terms. Lt. Gov. Sheila Oliver administered the oath of office to Mundell and Cruz; state Sen. Ronald Rice read the oath to Joanow. “You […]

West Orange High School senior writes book on Gen Z

West Orange High School senior writes book on Gen Z

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Riya Goel’s quarantine has been pretty busy. She wrote a book. The West Orange High School senior was bored at home while adjusting to the COVID-19 lockdown and social-distancing guidelines that moved her school day from a classroom to Zoom and canceled her club meetings and sports practices. Then she discovered […]

Bloomfield holds virtual info meeting about vaccine

Bloomfield holds virtual info meeting about vaccine

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Bloomfield officials held a virtual town hall about the COVID-19 vaccine on Dec. 23, sharing information and answering questions about where and when residents can expect to be vaccinated against the coronavirus, which is still tearing through the country. Mayor Michael Venezia hosted Dr. Naveen Ballem of Clara Maass Medical Center, Essex […]

COVID numbers continue to rise in Glen Ridge

COVID numbers continue to rise in Glen Ridge

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — Just over a week after elementary schools in Glen Ridge reopened after being closed for two weeks because of positive cases of COVID-19, Superintendent Dirk Phillips announced on Dec. 23 that an individual at Linden Avenue School tested positive for the coronavirus. In addition to the LAS case, five other people […]

End of an era for grocery store in Maplewood

End of an era for grocery store in Maplewood

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — With the closing of Kings, Maplewood Village will be without a grocery store, at least for the time being. The store’s closing ends a chapter for an institution in Maplewood, one that Historic Preservation Commission member Susan Newberry said was an anchor for the downtown area. “It’s sad that we’ve lost one […]

West Orange TC bids farewell to Krakoviak, Guarino

West Orange TC bids farewell to Krakoviak, Guarino

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Township Council’s last meeting of the year saw council members and the public say goodbye to two longtime councilmen. Joe Krakoviak has served on the council since 2010, starting when he finished Robert Parisi’s unexpired term when Parisi became mayor; Jerry Guarino has served since 2012. Krakoviak opted […]