Small Business Saturday draws crowds to Bloomfield

Small Business Saturday draws crowds to Bloomfield

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — The Bloomfield Center Alliance observed its third annual Small Business Saturday on Nov. 26. There was a persistent gathering of passers-by at the Six Points Plaza event downtown, no doubt drawn by curiosity, a milling activity, free cookies and coffee, and then staying for an ice sculpting exhibition. The weather was especially […]

Gas Lamp Players are ‘singing loud for all to hear’ in upcoming production of ‘Elf’

Gas Lamp Players are ‘singing loud for all to hear’ in upcoming production of ‘Elf’

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — The Gas Lamp Players will present the full-length musical “Elf” for its holiday show this year and its director, Kristy Graves, does not want anyone mistakenly thinking it is a shortened junior version. “It’s the adult main stage show,” she said in a recent interview with The Glen Ridge Paper. “We […]

Bloomfield ECLC dedicates room in memory of Lauren Marek

Bloomfield ECLC dedicates room in memory of Lauren Marek

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — A Bloomfield School District classroom was dedicated at the Early Childhood Learning Center on Tuesday, Nov. 15, to a teacher who died at age 35.  The teacher, Lauren Marek, was the supervisor of special education at the school, and colleagues throughout the district came to pay their respects. Marek died in December […]

Suburban Essex Chamber celebrates veterans groups, businesses

Suburban Essex Chamber celebrates veterans groups, businesses

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — The Suburban Essex Chamber of Commerce, whose membership consists largely of Bloomfield, Glen Ridge and Belleville businesses and organizations, held its annual business development and anniversary awards dinner on Tuesday, Nov. 15, at the Brookside Banquets in Bloomfield. It was an especially pleasant affair, and newcomers were welcomed with open arms.  There […]

Bloomfield honors its veterans at annual ceremony

Bloomfield honors its veterans at annual ceremony

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Bloomfield military veterans, police officers, firefighters, public officials and residents observed Veterans Day with a march down Franklin Street, from Town Hall to the Green, on Friday, Nov. 11. Assembled in Municipal Plaza, the group, by the numbers, may not have seemed like much. But from the moment the Bloomfield High School […]

Bloomfield holds its first veterans resource fair

Bloomfield holds its first veterans resource fair

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — The first-ever Bloomfield Veterans Resource Fair was held Saturday, Nov. 12, in the Bloomfield High School lobby. The event was sponsored by the Bloomfield Parks, Recreation & Cultural Affairs Department, under the auspices of its subcommittee for veterans.  Department Director Michael L. Sceurman said the subcommittee had discussed how the township could […]

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