Schools won’t open for hybrid instruction

Schools won’t open for hybrid instruction

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Bloomfield Superintendent of Schools Sal Goncalves announced in a letter sent on Tuesday, Oct. 27, to district students, staff and parents that the district will not be reopening school buildings for hybrid instruction on Monday, Nov. 30, as planned. Instead, teachers will return on Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021, and students in preschool […]

The show goes on for BHS band

The show goes on for BHS band

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Bloomfield High School students haven’t seen the inside of a classroom since March, but sports and extracurricular activities were able to return when the calendar flipped to September, and marching band was no exception. The BHS band wasn’t able to hold its annual band camp this year because of COVID-19 restrictions, but […]

GRPD participates in walk for opioid recovery

GRPD participates in walk for opioid recovery

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — The Essex Health and Wellness Recovery Center’s third annual walk down Bloomfield Avenue wound through Glen Ridge on Oct. 24, where walkers and the Glen Ridge Police Department joined the 8-mile walk from Newark to Caldwell. To raise awareness of the danger of opioid use, the recovery center also applauds addiction […]

Nutley and Belleville celebrate Columbus Day

Nutley and Belleville celebrate Columbus Day

NUTLEY / BELLEVILLE, NJ — Unable to hold their annual joint parade because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Nutley and Belleville instead both held ceremonies in honor of Columbus Day on Oct. 11. Featuring speakers from the parade committee and from the Nutley and Belleville chapters of UNICO, the Italian American service organization, officials defended […]

SOMSD reassesses plan for hybrid learning

SOMSD reassesses plan for hybrid learning

SOUTH ORANGE / MAPLEWOOD, NJ — After announcing that schools would reopen for hybrid learning on Nov. 12, the South Orange–Maplewood School District has reassessed the decision because of concerns about ventilation work in the buildings. Two public town hall meetings to discuss the reopening plan were rescheduled from Oct. 26 and Oct. 27 to […]

Two decades of helping those affected by domestic violence

Two decades of helping those affected by domestic violence

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Gov. Christine Todd Whitman signed Gerri Krimmel’s volunteer paperwork in 2000, making Krimmel a member of West Orange’s Domestic Violence Response Team. Six New Jersey governors and two decades later, Krimmel has retired from the team, leaving a legacy of helping people in town who are experiencing domestic violence.  It was […]

Filmmaker brings terror to Bloomfield

Filmmaker brings terror to Bloomfield

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Tom Ryan is celebrating the spooky season by filming the sequel to his independent anthology film, “The Theatre of Terror.” He has launched an Indiegogo campaign to raise funds to shoot. The writer, director, producer and casting director of his films, Ryan was inspired for his new work by old-school monster movies. […]

Public Safety Committee discusses disarming auxiliary police

Public Safety Committee discusses disarming auxiliary police

Editor’s Note: After this article went to press in the News-Record, the Maplewood Township Committee voted to disarm the Maplewood Auxiliary Police Unit. A follow-up story will appear in the Oct. 29 News-Record and online the following weekend. MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The Maplewood Township Committee’s Public Safety Committee returned to a discussion about the Maplewood […]