Columbus Day had awards and pancakes ‘awards and pancakes’

Columbus Day had awards and pancakes ‘awards and pancakes’

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — The Bloomfield chapter of UNICO commemorated Columbus Day on Monday morning, Oct. 14, on the Green for the 24th consecutive observance of the holiday by the Italian American service organization. UNICO once again recognized the achievement of 13 township fourth-graders who wrote an essay highlighting the character of 15th-century explorer Christopher Columbus. […]

Great day to ‘Touch-a-Truck’

Great day to ‘Touch-a-Truck’

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — Probably the most popular vehicle at the annual Touch-a-Truck event held on the Glen on Saturday, Oct. 12, was the front-end loader, a huge motorized shovel on wheels, and the reason for that was simple enough. According to a Glen Ridge Public Library volunteer working the show, it was because front-end […]

Church restores house for missionaries in transit

Church restores house for missionaries in transit

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — The unoccupied house on the property of the Brookdale Reformed Church on Bellevue Avenue will be used by the church to provide temporary living quarters for missionaries, according to the Rev. Susan Dorward. The house was built as a manse, or the minister’s residence, but Dorward does not live there. “We’ve recreated […]

Gas Lamp Jr. to stage ‘Matilda’

Gas Lamp Jr. to stage ‘Matilda’

GLEN RIDGE,NJ — The Gas Lamp Junior Players will be performing the full-length Broadway production of Roald Dahl’s “Matilda” at Ridgewood Avenue School from Nov. 22 to 24. Co-directed by Heather Ballantyne and Erin Dilly, this is the first time the juniors will be attempting a two-and-a-half-hour hour production instead of the shorter, one act […]

Officer will now respond to animal calls

Officer will now respond to animal calls

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — The 2018 state law abolishing the New Jersey Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals and requiring county and local law enforcement agencies to enforce cruelty laws has been taken a step further by the Bloomfield Division of Public Safety. The current law requires all municipalities to appoint at least one […]

Photos show early pastimes in Nutley

NUTLEY, NJ — An exhibition of 34 historic Nutley photographs from the 1890s is currently on display in the Nutley Museum. The images, which have not been seen for more than a century, are the work of N.F. Carryl, a printer by trade, who married into the locally prominent Kingsland family. Nutley historian John Demmer, […]

Church seeks funding for urgent repairs

Church seeks funding for urgent repairs

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — The Brookdale Reformed Church has initiated an emergency fund drive for this year and next to help with building repairs. A special meeting was held following the Sunday service Sept. 29, to discuss the necessity for replacing half the church roof. The section to be removed is beneath solar panels that were […]

Townwide Yard Sale draws big crowds and blue skies

Townwide Yard Sale draws big crowds and blue skies

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — The Friends of the Glen Ridge Library hosted its fourth annual Townwide Yard Sale on Saturday, Sept. 28, to raise money for library programs and services. Friends President Jan Rohal hoped to make $5,000 from the event, which brought residents to their driveways with a plethora of items while their kids […]

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