Hundreds march to support suicide awareness

Hundreds march to support suicide awareness

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — The fourth annual Walk To Fight Suicide, sponsored by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, was held at Brookdale Park on Saturday, Sept. 15. The purpose of the event was to dispel the shame and secrecy surrounding the death of a loved one, or anyone, by their own hands. The walk was initiated […]

Town honors the memory and those lost on 9/11 Sept. 11, 2001

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — During an indoor ceremony last week at the Civic Center on Tuesday, Sept. 11, Bloomfield remembered the victims of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center, the Pentagon, and aboard United Flight 93 westbound from NJ. Three Bloomfield residents, Cesar Alviar, Catherine Nardella and Daniel Rosetti, died in the […]

Public forum held on question of armed guards in schools

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — A public forum discussing the Bloomfield Board of Education’s proposal to provide each elementary school vestibule with an armed guard was held at Bloomfield High School on Wednesday, Aug. 29. The meeting was moderated by Michael Kaelber, a former director of legal services for the NJ School Board Association. Caitlin Lundquist, an attorney […]

Pet Memorial Day: sorrow, support, memories

Pet Memorial Day: sorrow, support, memories

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — National Pet Memorial Day, celebrated on the second Sunday of September, was observed for the fifth consecutive year at Van Tassel Funeral Home this past Sunday afternoon, Sept. 9. The guest speaker was Claire Schwartz, a certified professional coach in grief counseling who spoke about the significance of grief when honoring a deceased […]

Borough resident elected to lead NJ Kiwanis

Borough resident elected to lead NJ Kiwanis

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — Borough resident William Seeman has been elected the NJ governor for Kiwanis Club International. Currently the president of the Kiwanis Club of Glen Ridge, Seeman will assume his new office Oct. 1. He has previously served as lieutenant governor three times. Seeman, 67, has been a borough resident since 1980. He has […]

PBS to air documentary by Bloomfield native

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Former Bloomfield resident Daniel Glick, who attended Bloomfield High School, worked at the municipal cable station WMBA, then departed for New Mexico to make a documentary, will be having that documentary aired Wednesday, Sept. 26, on NJTV, a PBS station, at 8 p.m. The name of the documentary is “A Place to Stand.” […]

Berkeley Elementary joins state breakfast program

Berkeley Elementary joins state breakfast program

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — A small fair was held on the grounds of Berkeley Elementary School on Wednesday, Aug. 29, to kickoff a big step forward. Beginning this year, children attending the school will be able to receive a free breakfast under a program called “Breakfast After the Bell.” A bill requiring districts to establish the program […]

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