Bloomfield parents learn English at Fairview School

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — English as a second language is being taught to adults at Fairview Elementary School on Wednesday evenings. The course is a rigorous, 20-week workout for parents with varying degrees of English proficiency who have children enrolled in Fairview. Class begins at 6 p.m. and runs for two hours without a break. Homework is […]

Author discusses book about physics phenomenon

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — A borough resident and science journalist has written a book about a problem tackled by Einstein. The writer is George Musser, a former editor with Scientific American, and the problem is known in quantum physics as “nonlocality.” Musser acknowledged in a recent interview at the Glen Ridge Public Library that nonlocality experiments […]

BPD director speaks on recent sentencing

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Bloomfield Police Director Samuel DeMaio said his department respects the decision of the Newark Superior Court jury which found two former Bloomfield police officers guilty of multiple charges stemming from a June 2012 roadside stop. “It is not a reflection of the hard-working men and women officers doing their jobs,” DeMaio said in […]

Collins House now officially a historic site

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — One of the oldest homes in the township, for years abandoned and now being restored, will be added to the New Jersey Register of Historic Places. The Collins House, a dwelling built originally in the 1790s and later enlarged, and the lynchpin in the establishment of the Morris Canal Greenway in Bloomfield, was […]

New welcome signs highlight unity in Bloomfield

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — The township has put out the welcome mat at key entry points into the municipality to let travelers, and for that matter, returning residents, know that what makes Bloomfield special is the unity of the people who live or work here. The welcome mats are welcome signs, and they were the idea of Brookdale […]

BHS Thespian Society to present play this weekend

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — The Bloomfield High School Thespian Society will present the play “Almost Maine” in performances tonight, tomorrow and Saturday nights at 7 p.m. A comedy written by John Cariani, “Almost, Maine” had its off-Broadway premier in 2006. According to Brandon Doemling, BHS drama teacher and director of the school production, it is currently the […]

Bloomfield councilman arrested for bribery

BLOOMFIELD — First Ward Bloomfield Councilman Elias Chalet was arrested by the New Jersey State Police at his Broad Street real estate office Monday afternoon, Nov. 16, according to State Police spokesman Sgt. 1st Class Gary Williams. Chalet was charged with bribery and violation of official duty and incarcerated in the Essex County Correctional Facility. Bail […]

Veterans Day breakfast honors troops, near and far

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — The Bloomfield Joint Memorial Committee held its annual Veterans Day pancake breakfast at the Newark-Bloomfield Elks Lodge No. 21 this past Sunday, Nov. 8. The committee, which is responsible for the Memorial Day and Veterans Day observations in the township, has been hosting the breakfast for more than 25 years. A concern of […]

Bloomfield College to open art exhibit, new subjects

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — In an effort to connect art to a student’s overall education to the world at large, the humanities department at Bloomfield College has reintroduced the subject of art history into its curriculum. Deepening this connection, the school will also open an art exhibit in its Scott. H. Kaplan ’02 Art Gallery beginning Wednesday, […]

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 […]