Rockwell details the history of the parkway in Bloomfield

Rockwell details the history of the parkway in Bloomfield

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Bloomfield Councilman Rich Rockwell, a member of the Historical Society of Bloomfield, gave a well-researched presentation Oct. 25 on the changes the construction of the Garden State Parkway wreaked in Bloomfield. His talk, “The Toll the Garden State Parkway Had on Bloomfield,” was at the Church on the Green and included projected […]

Glen Ridge works together to clean Toney’s Brook

Glen Ridge works together to clean Toney’s Brook

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — Borough residents, Girl Scout Cadets from Troop No. 20472 and New Jersey Institute of Technology students pulled on their wading boots and rubber gloves Saturday, Oct. 22, for the semiannual Glen Ridge cleanup of Toney’s Brook. The watery morning, attracting about 20 volunteers, was sponsored by Clean Ocean Action, a national […]

Bloomfield HSAs create pumpkin patches for students

Bloomfield HSAs create pumpkin patches for students

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Bloomfield Home and School Associations, with each school having its own membership and governing body, give a boost to the district by sponsoring fundraisers and activities, and helping to make ends meet. At Halloween time, members scatter pumpkins across their elementary school’s front lawns, with the advice to children, heard just last […]

Celebrated photographer or informant? Questions abound in ‘The Picture Taker’

Celebrated photographer or informant? Questions abound in ‘The Picture Taker’

MONTCLAIR, NJ — The movie “The Picture Taker” was screened Oct. 24 and 25 at the recently concluded Montclair Film Festival. Directed by Phil Bertelsen and produced by Lise Yasui, it is a film about Ernest C. Withers (1922-2007), a photographer whose estimated 2 million images, taken beginning from the 1950s, right through the 1960s […]

March for transgender youths draws allies in Bloomfield

March for transgender youths draws allies in Bloomfield

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — On Saturday, Oct. 22, several hundred people marched for the rights of transgender youths. The route of the procession was from Bloomfield High School to Five Points and, via Franklin Street, back to the Bloomfield Public Library. The event was held to recognize township resident Damien Lopez, a 12-year-old transgender boy who […]

Bloomfield erects monument to its fallen officers

Bloomfield erects monument to its fallen officers

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — The Bloomfield Division of Public Safety dedicated a memorial on Friday, Oct. 21, for two Bloomfield police officers who died while on active duty, though more than a century apart.  Located in front of police headquarters on Municipal Plaza, the upright monument is inscribed with the names of Detective William Francis Mertz, […]

Lore retires, leaving lasting legacy in Bloomfield

Lore retires, leaving lasting legacy in Bloomfield

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Bloomfield Health and Human Services Director Karen Lore has retired after 34 years of township service. Born in Jersey City, Lore attended Queen of Peace High School in North Arlington and received her Bachelor of Arts from Kean University. Her master’s degree in social work is from Rutgers University. It was while […]

Bloomfield UNICO celebrates Columbus Day

Bloomfield UNICO celebrates Columbus Day

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Bloomfield UNICO, the Italian service organization, held its 26th annual Columbus Day observance this past Monday morning, Oct. 10, at the Christopher Columbus monument on the Green, across Broad Street from the Civic Center. Always a charming public event in Bloomfield, it attracted a small gathering of fourth-grade essayists, parents, principals, police […]