As 2017 ends, DeMaio looks at the crime stats

As 2017 ends, DeMaio looks at the crime stats

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Bloomfield Public Safety Director Sam DeMaio is warning residents that theft is one crime that spikes during the holiday season, and he advises anyone having a package delivered to make certain someone is at the final destination to accept it. Cyber Monday, the first Monday after Thanksgiving when shoppers go online for sales […]

Teacher wins a visit by an educational show for kids

Teacher wins a visit by an educational show for kids

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — A theater troupe from the George Street Playhouse came to Watsessing Elementary School on Friday, Dec. 1. Four performers and a stage manager/sound engineer presented an age-appropriate musical comedy, “Austin the Unstoppable.” This was a 45-minute show about the importance of making healthy eating and recreational decisions. The troupe has been touring the […]

The holidays have begun in Glen Ridge

The holidays have begun in Glen Ridge

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — The holiday season began officially in Glen Ridge this past Sunday, Dec. 3, with the 60th annual holiday tree lighting on the Town Hall lawn and a singing performance by the Gas Lamp Players under the direction of Kristy Graves. The tree is a Norway spruce adorned with 7,525 lights, according to […]

DPW ready to clear snow from town’s 103 miles of roads

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Prognosticators of the weather are offering conflicting forecasts for the coming months. Some say it will be a mild winter, while others promise plenty of snow and frigid temperatures. But Anthony Nesto, director of the Bloomfield Department of Public Works and Parks, has heard it all. And he also checks with another authority […]

A young voice, hidden for years, is gaining notice

A young voice, hidden for years, is gaining notice

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — She sang at the fifth annual Bloomfield Most Talented Competition on Tuesday, Nov. 21. And although not a finalist, Carteret Elementary School third-grader Zoe Love deserved a prize for a little girl’s triumph over adversity. The competition, hosted by the Bloomfield Cultural Commission at Bloomfield High School, attracted 31 elementary, high school […]

The tale of VW GR#1 and the Lost Cause Commandos

The tale of VW GR#1 and the Lost Cause Commandos

GLEN RIDGE, NJ  — Forty years ago this coming week, on Saturday, Dec. 3, 1977, the Glen Ridge High School football team won the Section 2 Group 1 state championship by defeating Kenilworth High School, 18-12. Histories of the event have recorded that GRHS students who witnessed a thrilling comeback to cap the victory cheered themselves […]

BHS tradition: Key Club, Builder’s Club fete seniors

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — The Bloomfield High School Key Club held its annual Thanksgiving luncheon for seniors on Tuesday, Nov. 21, in the high school cafeteria. Thanksgiving has to be the most traditional holiday on the calendar and as in past years, Key Club members, with the assistance of Builders Club members from the middle school, […]

Charter school application is rejected by NJ Dept. of Ed.

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — The state Department of Education has denied the application for a charter school in Bloomfield. The name of the school was to have been the Bloomfield and East Orange Conservatory Charter School and it was intended to serve a middle-school population from the Bloomfield and East Orange school districts. DOE Commissioner Kimberly Harrington […]

Town goes proactive to monitor homes for lead

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Bloomfield will be required to test the drinking water of 60 homes every six months for levels of lead because a recent test of 35 homes found four with levels higher than permitted federal limits. Previously to these results, the township was required to test 30 homes every three years. The testing increase […]

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