Former resident recalls being publicist for Woodstock

Former resident recalls being publicist for Woodstock

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Staged 49 years ago, from Aug. 15 to 18, 1969, the Woodstock music festival was a turning point for former Glen Ridge resident Dick Gersh. Already a well-regarded publicist with clients such as Jackie Gleason and Tony Bennett, Gersh said in a recent interview at Fitzgerald’s over brunch, that Woodstock helped define his […]

Linden Avenue School on track for opening day

Linden Avenue School on track for opening day

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — At Linden Avenue School, Principal Joseph Caravela said the improvements these past few months have been the most he has seen accomplished during any summer since he started at the school 15 years ago. Entering the building, bluestone steps have been installed. “These steps are amazing,” he said earlier this week. “When […]

Asking each principal ‘What’s new at your school?’ coming school year?’

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — With Bloomfield schools scheduled to reopen Wednesday, Sept. 5, its principals have been getting everything in order. As in every September, students will encounter changes. Hopefully for them, making those changes part of a familiar and fruitful experience will be a memorable exercise. All Bloomfield principals were asked to speak about what is […]

Fifty recruits graduate from BPD Junior Police Academy

Fifty recruits graduate from BPD Junior Police Academy

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — The Bloomfield Police Department held its third annual graduation ceremony for its high school-aged Junior Police Academy students. The youngsters are called recruits, and over two weeks they were barked at by supervising officers, came to attention, performed calisthenics, and were introduced to the procedures of law enforcement agencies, including the NJ State […]

Prosecutor leads GR forum on opioid epidemic

Prosecutor leads GR forum on opioid epidemic

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — The Essex County Prosecutor’s Office held a public discussion at the Glen Ridge Congregational Church on Wednesday, Aug. 15, about the proliferation of opioids in New Jersey. Opioids are a class of drugs derived from the poppy plant, similar to morphine and heroin. Opioids are also made synthetically and prescribed to control […]

Geoff Gove, longtime volunteer, dead at 75

Geoff Gove, longtime volunteer, dead at 75

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Geoff Gove, a photojournalist and member of the Bloomfield Open Space Committee, has died. Gove passed away Aug. 13, his 75th birthday, as a result of a head injury sustained July 21 in an automobile accident on Route 46, in Little Falls. “He was a very kind and gentle person who appreciated people […]

Town informs residents about recent water/lead tests

Town informs residents about recent water/lead tests

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — A special Bloomfield council meeting was held Monday evening at the Bloomfield Middle School to discuss the most recent lead testing results of residential water. The meeting was not well-attended, with about 10 people who were not township employees in the audience. But the meeting was recorded by Bloomfield TV for later transmission. […]