Council withdraws conservation ordinance

Council withdraws conservation ordinance

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — The Glen Ridge Borough Council withdrew the second reading of an amendment to its landscape watering conservation ordinance Monday, Dec. 9, after a small group of residents complained that it was too restrictive. Had it been adopted, the amendment would have imposed time limits on watering lawns, depending on the method […]

Carteret Elementary students enjoy annual book fair

Carteret Elementary students enjoy annual book fair

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Kids and books are perfect together, as seen at Carteret Elementary School’s annual Scholastic Book Fair, which took place last week. Assorted varieties of colorful paperbacks and hardcovers, including diaries, graphic books, chapter books, popular series, books about dogs, cats and dinosaurs, were displayed in the Media Room. For older students, there […]

Educational Foundation donates $68,984 to Board of Ed

Educational Foundation donates $68,984 to Board of Ed

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — The Bloomfield Educational Foundation last month presented a check for $68,984 to the Bloomfield Board of Education. The funds will be earmarked for innovative learning and teaching within the district. “We are so pleased to support the Bloomfield School System and to be able to enhance the educational experience for all students,” […]

Young and old enjoy senior luncheon

Young and old enjoy senior luncheon

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — The Bloomfield High School Key Club and middle school Builders Club served about 80 local senior citizens Thanksgiving dinner at the high school on Tuesday, Nov. 26. It was a catered affair with enough left over for diners to bring something home. The dinner has been a 30-plus year tradition for the […]

Glen Ridge singer receiving recognition

Glen Ridge singer receiving recognition

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — Glen Ridge eighth-grader Julian Novoa will be performing tonight in the Opera Theatre of Montclair’s abridged narrated production of Gian Carlo Menotti’s “Amahl and the Night Visitors” at the Montclair Art Museum. The production will be performed only once, but because Julian is also enamored with musical theater, there is a […]

Marking fifty years at Nutley Theatre

Marking fifty years at Nutley Theatre

NUTLEY, NJ — Township resident Vicky Chalk is celebrating her 50th anniversary with the Nutley Little Theatre by rehearsing for another show. In fact, one might describe her life has having many scenes and many acts, but one constant: this theater. Born and raised in Nutley, Chalk, 68, was a ham from the start, taking […]

Glen Ridge residents give to the needy

Glen Ridge residents give to the needy

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — Two traditional Glen Ridge acts of community generosity were displayed this past Saturday morning a stone’s throw away from each other. One was the Thanksgiving turkey collection at the train station by the Rotary Club of Glen Ridge while across the street in the high school parking lot was the Kiwanis […]

A childhood spent in WWII Bloomfield

A childhood spent in WWII Bloomfield

Editor’s note: A weekly feature of The Independent Press is “Spotlight on History” in which we look at past editions of the newspaper and republish stories of interest. “Spotlight” occasionally prompts responses from readers, and the story below is based on an interview with a reader following his response to a Nov. 7 story titled […]

Rabid fox in Glen Ridge bites three, euthanized

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Reports of a red fox attacking five people in Glen Ridge and biting three of them on Friday morning, Nov. 15, resulted in borough schools being temporarily closed and the animal being euthanized by borough police at around noon. The fox was located on the NJ Transit railroad tracks near Toney Brook. […]

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