Court sides with town on train-station testimony

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — A lawsuit between Bloomfield and a private developer regarding the cost of the historic train tunnel on Lackawanna Place has been sent back to trial court by a NJ Appellate Court. A panel of three Appellate Court judges decided 3-0, on April 10, that testimony favorable to Bloomfield, but ruled inadmissible by a […]

Berkeley students take 2nd in NJ mock trials

Berkeley students take 2nd in NJ mock trials

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Four Berkeley Elementary School students, who were awarded a second-place finish in a statewide, mock trial competition for fifth-graders, will perform a dramatization of the trial next month at the NJ Law Center, in New Brunswick. The four students are Avery Atexide, Gabriel Caberte, Ella Gulczynski and Samantha Moya. They will play characters […]

Taxes up $351 for average home in proposed BOE budget

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — The Glen Ridge Board of Education is especially forward-looking at this time with the budget for the 2018-2019 school year being considered plus a recently acquired building that was once a school now being retrofitted for students, possibly in September 2019. In its tentative budget submitted to Essex County authorities, Glen Ridge […]

Where are the Republicans in the coming election?

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — The Bloomfield Republican Party will not have a candidate in the upcoming council primary election. Petitions with 50 signatures were required from candidates by Monday, April 9. Only one council candidate submitted a petition to the municipal clerk’s office and that was Democrat and incumbent Richard Rockwell. Rockwell will be running for a […]

A little harmless fun before the PARCC tests

A little harmless fun before the PARCC tests

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Watsessing Elementary School held its first duct tape fundraiser on Friday, April 13. The event was originated by sixth-grade math and science teacher Athena Giordano. She was assisted by sixth-grade language arts and social studies teacher Alexandra Gramescu. Funds were raised from selling strips of tape, and from a bake sale. A yard-and-a-half […]

Taxes increase by $50 for average Bloomfield home in proposed 2018 budget

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Bloomfield residents will be paying $50 more in taxes on the average assessed home, according to Township Administrator Matthew Watkins. Watkins spoke during a 2018 budget preview at the township conference meeting Monday evening. The total budget is $95 million. The average assessed home in Bloomfield is $270,600. Watkins acknowledged that it was […]

Bloomfield resident returns to the theater in Nutley play

Bloomfield resident returns to the theater in Nutley play

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Bloomfield resident Ruth Kliwinski, a newcomer to the Nutley Little Theatre, will appear at that venue in the upcoming production of “Five Women Wearing the Same Dress.” The comedy, about a group of discontented bridesmaids during a Knoxville, Tenn. wedding reception, is by Alan Ball, the screenwriter for “American Beauty” and creator of […]

Increase is 1.5% in Board’s proposed budget

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — The 2018-19 proposed Bloomfield school budget submitted to county authorities for approval will increase 1.5 percent over last year — and not the allowed 2 percent cap — while beefing up school security. The vote to send the budget to the county was approved 6-3. Dissenting were BOE members Daniel Anderson, Ruth Hidalgo […]

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