Philip Roth to be celebrated at three-day event inside NJPAC

Philip Roth to be celebrated at three-day event inside NJPAC

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — The life and work of Newark native and titan of late-20th century American literature, Philip Roth, will be discussed, performed, read, and his influences examined, at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center next weekend. Commemorating the March 19 anniversary of his 90th birthday with “Philip Roth Unbound,” NJPAC will present, March […]

Carteret Elementary decorates to be inclusive

Carteret Elementary decorates to be inclusive

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — The doors to Carteret Elementary School classrooms were decorated last month to make everyone feel welcomed, according to guidance counselor Marrissa Acosta. “For Martin Luth King, Jr. Day, last year, we picked someone famous and decorated the doors with their inspiration. But this year, we wanted something more personal to the students […]

Dance company celebrates women via ancient civilizations

Dance company celebrates women via ancient civilizations

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — In celebration of Women’s History Month, the Mosaic Dance Company is visiting two ancient civilizations with a performance entitled, “Through Her Eyes: Women of the Near East Through the Ages.” Morgiana Celeste Varricchio, the dance company’s creator, said the roles of two powerful women will be illustrated. “The performance opens with […]

Vassar Field is turfed over and ready to go!

Vassar Field is turfed over and ready to go!

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Mayor Michael Venezia cut the ceremonial ribbon Friday, March 10, for a newly turfed Vassar Field. Also upgraded and opened for the season was the Carla D. Ward Field, at Clark Pond South. Sceurman said the funding for the improvements came from a $503,000 Green Acres grant the town matched by 25 […]

Middle School students to perform ‘13’

Middle School students to perform ‘13’

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — The Glen Ridge Middle School Drama Club will present two performances of the 2008 Broadway musical “13” next week The story is about a 12-year-old Jewish boy named Evan Goldman who learns that having a few good friends is more important than chasing hollow popularity. A NYC kid, Evan has high […]

Get motivated at the Women’s Club

Get motivated at the Women’s Club

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — Motivational speaker Carla Harris will be at the Women’s Club of Glen Ridge on Tuesday.Photo Courtesy of Carla Harris Motivational speaker Carla Harris will speak to the Women’ Club of Glen Ridge. In an interview with this newspaper, Harris discussed how every action in the workplace has a leadership value or […]

Third graders create black history museum

Third graders create black history museum

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Watsessing Elementary School in Bloomfield held its 10th annual Wax Museum as part of its Black History Month commemoration. The wax museum for third graders was all about learning about Black Americans who made a difference. Students selected an individual, wrote down facts about them, dressed up like them and stood as […]

Bloomfield HS to perform ‘Urinetown’

Bloomfield HS to perform ‘Urinetown’

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — The Bloomfield High School Thespian Society will perform “Urinetown,” a campy satire with outsized acting about a totalitarian government which prohibits private toilets and charges its citizens for the privilege of urinating in government urinals. “‘Urinetown’ is timeless,” said BHS theater teacher Brandon Doemling, “because it’s always in a state of disaster.” […]

Always a good day to have Storytime

Always a good day to have Storytime

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — On Monday, Feb. 20, at 11 a.m., “Ms. Cheryl” held court in the Bloomfield Public Library’s Little Theatre, located in the basement of the Children’s Library, for an energetic 45 minutes of Storytime. Although it was Presidents Day, the library was open and 17 children listened to stories and cavorted, watched, asked […]

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