BHS Class of 1947 celebrates its 70th anniversary

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — The Bloomfield High School Class of 1947 held its 70th reunion at Brookdale Tavern + Kitchen on Tuesday afternoon, Oct. 10. One hundred and eighty-nine invitations were sent out and 15 classmates attended the event. They brought along one dozen guests. The Class of 1947, the 93rd to graduate from the school, had […]

Good crowd for a good cause at OctoberFeast

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — The Kiwanis Club of Glen Ridge held its fourth annual OctoberFeast at the Glen Ridge Women’s Club on Monday, Oct. 16. The ballroom of the club had 16 restaurateurs and three dessert establishments feeding the paying guests. There were four beverage tables offering samples of handcrafted hard liquors, homemade beers, glasses of […]

Elementary schools take a week to reaffirm their respect

Elementary schools take a week to reaffirm their respect

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Bloomfield elementary school students and teachers recognized Respect Week with projects inside and outside of their schools during the first week of October. What the children created with paper and crayons, read and wrote, highlighted the importance for people of all cultures and ethnicity to respect one another. These activities were fun, but […]

GR Benefits collects for Texas school hit by Harvey

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — Glen Ridge Benefits, the fundraising arm of the home and school associations throughout the school district, is currently raising donations for a Houston, Texas, school damaged by Hurricane Harvey. The effort to help was initiated with the president of the Glen Ridge High School Home and School Association, Julie Stolte. “I use […]

Health Director Lore attends summit on walking

Health Director Lore attends summit on walking

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — After attending a series of workshops at the National Walking Summit, in St. Paul, Minn., Bloomfield Department of Health Director Karen Lore sat down for an interview. The summit was held Sept. 13 to 15 and Lore had been awarded a Partners for Health scholarship to attend the meetings. “I was really surprised […]

New police substation is opened at Felton Field

New police substation is opened at Felton Field

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Bloomfield inaugurated the opening of a police substation at Felton Field on Tuesday, Oct. 3, with a ribbon cutting. A non-binding public referendum had approved creating a substation in 2013. Bloomfield Public Safety Director Sam DeMaio said it was a good location to have the facility after hearing concerns from residents in […]

Benitez appointed as Bloomfield’s top judge

Benitez appointed as Bloomfield’s top judge

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Newly appointed Chief Municipal Court Judge Wilfredo Benitez is a little embarrassed by the attention he has been getting. He understands that he will be the first Hispanic appointed to the Bloomfield Municipal Court, but he just wants to get to work. He sees himself as a public servant, but one who has […]

Carteret takes a new approach to building character

Carteret takes a new approach to building character

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — A handful of Carteret Elementary School students who act in ways supportive of their classmates will be receiving free tickets to New York Jets home games this season. The ticket-giveaway is a part of an anti-bullying program called “Upstarter of the Week.” It is presented by Municipal Credit Union of NYC, through the […]

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