Church looks to update with new furnace, solar panels

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Energy was a topic at the Brookdale Reformed Church on Saturday, Nov. 7. For one thing, a serve-yourself, sit-down pasta dinner was prepared to kick off a campaign to raise funds to replace a gas furnace in the basement. The furnace heats the church and its attached Fellowship Hall, where a day-care center […]

OPRA case goes to Supreme Court

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — The New Jersey Supreme Court will hear a Bloomfield resident’s case to obtain a 14-hour video recording taken by a security camera behind Town Hall and pointed at the mayor’s parking space. According to the the resident’s attorney, CJ Griffin, the hearing will help determine the burden of proof a public agency must […]

Defense attorney for convicted former BPD officer speaks

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — The defense attorney for one of the former Bloomfield Police Department officers convicted last week of official misconduct and related charges stemming from a roadside stop, thinks the judge may have a difficult time crafting a fair prison sentence. Attorney Frank Arleo, in a telephone interview earlier this week, said his client, Sean […]

Local artist publishing book about heroin addiction

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — A Glen Ridge artist is using the puppet character of Pinocchio to warn pre-teens not to experiment with heroin. Visual artist Theresa DeSalvio produced a series of oil paintings with the long-nosed puppet who becomes a boy, but is living the life of a desperate drug user who forfeits his fate to […]

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