Benitez has hearing before Judicial Conduct commission

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — An attorney for the Advisory Committee on Judicial Conduct has requested that Bloomfield Chief Magistrate Wilfredo Benitez be publicly reprimanded for his conduct during his 2016 arrest by NJ state troopers. Maureen Bauman, the disciplinary attorney for the Advisory Committee on Judicial Conduct, made her recommendation at a May 23 committee hearing for […]

Ridgewood School secretary to retire after 18 years

Ridgewood School secretary to retire after 18 years

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — With students always coming by for one reason or another, and the daily contact with parents, and keeping track of student absences, no wonder Ridgewood Elementary School secretary Pam Flippin calls her office “the hub.” Well, Flippin will be retiring from the hub and the district this month. It was her friend, […]

Demarest students reflect on their trip to Philadelphia

Demarest students reflect on their trip to Philadelphia

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Demarest Elementary School students traveled to historic Philadelphia last week for the day. The school’s fifth-graders have been making the journey for years, according to Principal Mary Todaro. “It’s a big trip that takes a lot of planning,” Todaro said. “For instance, getting tickets into Independence Hall. I don’t think a trip to […]

Patricia Carter looks back on 47 years at BHS

Patricia Carter looks back on 47 years at BHS

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — For nearly half a century, the first person students saw when entering the Bloomfield High School guidance department was its secretary, Patricia Carter — the daughter of an Olympian; wife to a former Bloomfield Recreation Department director; and mother of the current BHS football coach. Carter, who retired in December, recalled this past […]

Talent, talent everywhere at display of student artwork

Talent, talent everywhere at display of student artwork

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — A recent exhibit at Bloomfield High School had much for which a viewer could commend the instructors of fine arts and their students. On display in two third-floor galleries were works that effectively used practically all media while providing a glimpse into how teachers go about creating a foundation in art for their […]

Two NHS students have art in countywide exhibition

NUTLEY, NJ — The creative visual talents of two Nutley High School students, junior Aaliyah Vega and senior Barbara Benda, are currently on display in “Inspired Minds,” a South Orange Performing Arts Center exhibit highlighting the artwork of Essex County high school students. Aaliyah has a watercolor in the show titled “Smudged.” It is a sensitive […]

Petition requesting no armed guards in elementary schools

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — The Bloomfield Board of Education proposal to earmark $550,000 in its 2018-2019 budget to hire and train armed guards for service in township elementary schools, including the Early Childhood Learning Center, has raised concerns among some parents. A petition in opposition to the proposal has been placed online by a group called Bloomfield […]

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