Fighting cancer with every step to Patagonia

Fighting cancer with every step to Patagonia

NUTLEY, NJ — When Nutley resident Michael Mankowich’s lower back started to bother him, he figured it was a souvenir from his earlier athletic days. Mike, 58, had been a top-notch wrestler at 132 pounds at Long Island’s Commack North High School. He’d been an all-American, in fact, as well as a two-time all-Ivy, three-time New […]

Antiques Show continues to draw them back

Antiques Show continues to draw them back

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — The 74th annual Glen Ridge Antiques Show will take place at the Glen Ridge Congregational Church on Friday, Jan. 31, and Saturday, Feb. 1. According to the show’s manager, Debbie Turi, it is the longest uninterrupted antique show in the state and possibly the country. It will feature 34 vendors, the […]

Neighbors help each other out at sixth annual MLK Day of Service

Neighbors help each other out at sixth annual MLK Day of Service

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Township residents and their friends came together Saturday, Jan. 18, for the sixth annual Bloomfield Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service, an opportunity for neighbors to make a difference for others. In previous annual days of service, volunteers repainted district school hallways, created a teen area in the public library and collected […]

Borough Administrator Michael Rohal retires

Borough Administrator Michael Rohal retires

GLEN RIDGE, NJ  — When Borough Administrator Michael Rohal left his office for the final time on Friday, Jan. 17, a group of residents awaited him in the lobby of the municipal building to say goodbye. Kisses and hugs were exchanged and quiet words of gratitude were heard, while outside a motorcade of first-response vehicles […]

Flames engulf Roxy Florist and eight other businesses

Flames engulf Roxy Florist and eight other businesses

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — On Tuesday, Jan. 21, a fire destroyed a two-story Washington Street building that housed nine businesses, including Roxy Florist at the corner of Glenwood Avenue. According to Bloomfield Fire Department Chief Lou Venezia, the call came in at 7:45 a.m. There were flames inside the walls and ceiling of the second floor […]

Bloomfield celebrates MLK Day

Bloomfield celebrates MLK Day

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Bloomfield celebrated Martin Luther King Jr. Day at the New Light Baptist Church on Monday, Jan. 20. The event, Bloomfield’s 18th annual, was hosted by Councilwoman-at-large Wartyna Davis, who opened the event by noting that the commemoration was established by former Councilman-at-large Bernard Hamilton. Davis said the New Light Baptist Church, or […]

Oak View Avenue School students learn bicycle safety

Oak View Avenue School students learn bicycle safety

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Oak View School students from third through sixth grade attended a presentation about the ABCs of bicycle safety on Friday, Jan. 3. The presentation was given by EZ Ride, a nonprofit organization funded by the Federal Highway Administration through the NJ Safe Routes to School program, and included an animated movie, cycling […]

Park United Methodist Church ponders future

Park United Methodist Church ponders future

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — As the United Methodist Church considers a proposal to split into separate entities, the Rev. Joel Hubbard of Park United Methodist Church on Broad Street may soon have a difficult decision to make. In a statement about the proposal released by the UMC’s Council of Bishops office and shared by Hubbard, the […]

Congregation giving back to community

Congregation giving back to community

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — Christ Episcopal Church in Glen Ridge has embarked on a novel way for a house of worship to fulfill its mission of giving back to the community: the Epiphany Project. On Jan. 5, the Epiphany Sunday, checks for $200 were distributed to congregants who had pledged an annual donation, or tithe, […]

Capt. Rannou named 2019 Firefighter of the Year

Capt. Rannou named 2019 Firefighter of the Year

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — The Bloomfield Fire Department named Capt. Richard Rannou its 2019 Firefighter of the Year in a Dec. 30 ceremony. Rannou, a 20-year veteran and 1988 Bloomfield High School graduate, was chosen by Fire Chief Lou Venezia based on a number of criteria, including valor, customer service, loyalty, dedication to duty, productivity, professionalism […]