Four candidates in BOE race ready to serve

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Four new members will be joining the Bloomfield Board of Education in January, with three of the successful candidates having previous board experience. The uncertified results, for three-year seats, had Michael Heller as the top vote-getter with 4,792 votes. He previously served a board term, but was defeated in 2017. Ralph Walker, with […]

Town resident keeps sneaking back into limelight

Town resident keeps sneaking back into limelight

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Bloomfield resident Anne Kenny Simpson is an especially busy woman these days — and nights. A Bloomfield High School paraprofessional, she and her husband are busy at work on their Morton Street fixer-upper home. Last week, sitting in her living room among unopened boxes of recently delivered cabinetry, Simpson said that while the […]

The Nutley Garage Sale is always a fun day

The Nutley Garage Sale is always a fun day

NUTLEY, NJ — Nutley held its annual weekend garage sale Sept. 22 and 23. The weather was right for a drive around town, stopping and browsing. Many of the residents, who were offering the contents of attics, basements and garages, were veterans of the sale. Some items displayed were no doubt leftovers from previous sales. […]

Local director shows four horror films at GR Library

Local director shows four horror films at  GR Library

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — Four short movies, with a collective running time of about 90 minutes, were shown at the Glen Ridge Public Library on Friday evening, Oct. 26. Written and directed by Bloomfield resident Tom Ryan, they were part of a self-contained anthology called, “Theatre of Terror.” Within the anthology, the four movies are shown […]

Town releases schedule of Christmas holiday events

NUTLEY, NJ — Mayor Joseph P. Scarpelli and the Board of Commissioners have announced plans to host one of Nutley’s oldest traditions – the annual Holiday Christmas Tree and Menorah Lighting. The entire community is invited to attend the township’s official kick-off of the holiday season. The annual celebration will take place on Sunday, Dec. […]

NY Giant, BHS grad tells kids to be resilient

NY Giant, BHS grad tells kids to be resilient

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — A member of the New York Giants football team, defensive end Kristjan Sokoli, visited Franklin Elementary School on Monday, Oct. 22. He spoke to an audience of third- to sixth-graders, and his niece, Keira, was among them. No doubt many students were in awe of a 6-foot 5-inch man standing before them, and […]

Civic Band performs Sunday

Civic Band performs Sunday

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — The Bloomfield Civic Band will perform its fall concert Sunday, Oct. 28, at 3 p.m., at the Bloomfield Middle School. It will be under the direction of Frank Ortega. Although he will not be performing, Ortega is a tuba player. He is in his fourth year conducting the Bloomfield Civic Band. The theme […]

Palagano coordinating town’s recycling program

Palagano coordinating town’s recycling program

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Bloomfield Municipal Clerk Louise Palagano has assumed the role of recycling coordinator for the township. She is assuming the duties from Department of Public Works employee Joseph Testa. The change occurred in July and she will continue as the municipal clerk. In her Town Hall office recently, Palagano had a clear idea of […]

Four vie for three seats on Glen Ridge BOE

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — Glen Ridge has four well-qualified candidates vying for three, three-year seats on the Board of Education. Each candidate was recently interviewed by telephone for the following look at what they believe they can offer the community, if elected. Election Day is Tuesday, Nov. 6. Do not forget to vote. Anthony Bonnett – Challenger […]