Another bell finds its way home to Bloomfield

Another bell finds its way home to Bloomfield

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — As swallows return to San Juan Capistrano and monarch butterflies to Mexico, another handbell has found its way back to Bloomfield. The addition makes seven bells so far, each cast more than 100 years ago as a church fundraiser, which have been returned to the Brookdale Reformed Church. According to the Rev. […]

Local first responder heroes receive Valor Awards

Local first responder heroes receive Valor Awards

BELLEVILLE, NJ — The Two Hundred Club of Essex County held its 56th annual Valor Awards presentation at Nanina’s in the Park, Belleville, on May 10. Since 1966, the organization has provided assistance to dependents of Essex County police officers and firefighters, and New Jersey state troopers, who have lost their lives in the line […]

Glen Ridge HS grad finishes 78th in Boston Marathon

Glen Ridge HS grad finishes 78th in Boston Marathon

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — On April 18, a former Glen Ridge High School student, Class of 2012, competed in the 126th running of the Boston Marathon, surprising himself with his athleticism and giving his hometown something to cheer about. In a field of more than 25,000 entrants, Jamie Hartop finished 78th, with a personal-best time […]

Gifted and talented students in Bloomfield show what they can do

Gifted and talented students in Bloomfield show what they can do

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — In the Bloomfield Gifted and Talented Program for elementary school students, lunchtime can also be an opportunity for nourishment of the mind for students who excel beyond the standard core curriculum. According to Paul Alban, a fifth-grade teacher at Brookdale Elementary School and the district coordinator for the Gifted and Talented Program, […]

Don’t miss the Maplewood Garden Club sale this weekend

Don’t miss the Maplewood Garden Club sale this weekend

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Maplewood Garden Club members outside their greenhouse behind Town Hall this past Saturday, April 30, load a truck with club-produced plants destined for the club’s 85th annual plant sale. Four truckloads were sent on their way, carrying 8,000 plants to the parking lot of the Maplewood Community Pool on Boyden Avenue, where […]

Six bright Bloomfield students set to compete at county contest

Six bright Bloomfield students set to compete at county contest

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Carteret Elementary School fifth-grader Noah Feliciano will be one of six Bloomfield elementary school students representing the district in the upcoming Essex County Academically Speaking competition, which is sponsored by the Essex County Committee for Gifted and Talented Education. Noah qualified by answering questions in a preliminary round, which was held virtually […]

Backstop program helps Bloomfield students fight learning loss

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Faced with a disruption of student progress because of pandemic-related school closures, the Bloomfield School District administration and the Bloomfield Board of Education have initiated a program to provide help to eligible students. Simply called “Backstop,” the program began in September. According to Bloomfield Assistant Superintendent of Schools Joseph Fleres, what distinguishes […]

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