Carteret celebrates multicultural day

Carteret celebrates multicultural day

Parents and students celebrated the first multicultural day at Carteret Elementary School on Friday, May 9. The event was a sampling of native dress and food with much of the edibles from the family kitchen. The whole affair was coordinated by Carteret educators Susanne Mancheno, Erlinda Capollari and Gladys Avila-Navas and was held in the […]

Glen Ridge honors its volunteers

Glen Ridge honors its volunteers

The borough of Glen Ridge, its Kiwanis Club and the Rotary Club of Bloomfield-Glen Ridge, honored Former Mayor Stuart Patrick and all borough volunteers, on Wednesday, May 8, at the Women’s Club of Glen Ridge. The event was emceed by Paul Weissenberger, the Kiwanis Club president-elect. This celebration of volunteerism is a Kiwanis Club tradition […]

BHS up 33 spots in state rankings

BHS up 33 spots in state rankings

Based on data from the 2022-23 school year, Bloomfield High School has moved up in its standing among secondary schools, according to the NJ Department of Education. “NJ high school rankings based on previously released performance report data were released this morning,” Superintendent Sal Goncalves announced April 25. “Bloomfield High School has moved up 33 […]

‘Mr. Terupt’ author visits Fairview Elementary

‘Mr. Terupt’ author visits Fairview Elementary

Successful children’s author Rob Buyea, who wrote the popular “Mr. Terupt” series, visited Fairview Elementary School on Friday, April 26, and spoke to an assembly of fifth- and sixth-graders. A school-wide read-a-thon sponsored by the Fairview Home and School Association funded his appearance and Buyea, who was animated and comprehensive explaining how he became an […]

Neighbors prep Freeman Gardens for beauty

Neighbors prep Freeman Gardens for beauty

The seventh annual Freeman Gardens “Rake and Bake,” a collective effort by neighbors to prepare the bucolic site for another season, was held Saturday, April 27, and it was startling to behold. Approaching the site, with the garden gates along Hawthorne Avenue thrown open, everyone could see that the verdant rose plants, expectant of spring, […]

Earth Day celebrated at library

Earth Day celebrated at library

In the plaza of the Bloomfield Public Library on Saturday, April 20, the township celebrated Earth Day with about a dozen organizations represented. Not all were foremost ecologically inclined as the Bloomfield High School Jazz Band performed under the direction of Natalie Kerr. Even the Bloomfield Police department attended with an electric vehicle and also […]

Residents clean up Toney’s Brook

Concerned local residents cleaned Toney’s Brook and its environs on Saturday, April 13, as part of Glen Ridge Earth Month. Two groups, one in the Glen, off Bloomfield Avenue, and the other in Glenfield Park, were on active duty. The semi-annual environmental event has always been family oriented with local Scouts and Glen Ridge High […]

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