Town’s witness says land at station is overpriced not worth the millions some say

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — In a Newark Superior Court trial which is again attempting to determine how much Bloomfield should pay an investor for his land, a six-member jury heard testimony from a township witness on Monday morning, Dec. 17. Maurice Stack, a real estate appraiser, under friendly questioning by attorney Kevin McManimon, representing the township, told […]

Christmas begins at Christ Episcopal Church

Christmas begins at Christ Episcopal Church

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — Christ Episcopal Church observed the Advent Festival of Lessons and Carols on Sunday afternoon, Dec. 16. The presentation weaves stories from Scripture with Christmas carols and hymns. The Rev. Diana Wilcox, of Christ Episcopal Church, said the service can focus, as her church does, on Advent, the four Sundays leading up to […]

School district’s efforts to instill goodwill earns award

School district’s efforts to instill goodwill earns award

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — The Bloomfield School District has been nationally recognized for its effort to stop bullying and violence through its implementation of “Start with Hello Week,” observed Sept. 24 to 28 in all Bloomfield schools. The acknowledgement came Monday, Dec. 10, in an announcement by Sandy Hook Promise which initiated the program emphasising communication and […]

Town considers a second water source

Town considers a second water source

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Funding for the development of a secondary source of Bloomfield drinking water has been proposed by Township Administrator Matthew Watkins. Photo by Daniel Jackovino Township Administrator Matthew Watkins and Engineer Paul Lasek look over a map of Bloomfield while discussing the proposed water pumping station.At a Monday, Dec. 3, conference meeting, Watkins told […]

Busy, yes, but post office handles the holidays

Busy, yes, but post office handles the holidays

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — Christmas time is peak time for the U. S. Postal Service and at the Glen Ridge Post Office, those people just love to work. Letter carriers ordinarily start at 8:30 a.m., but lately they have been on the job by 6:30 a.m. Postmaster Paul Camporeale is already there, and he is not […]

KinderSmile receives $10,000 grant

KinderSmile receives $10,000 grant

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — The KinderSmile Foundation, whose mission is the oral health of low-income children and pregnant and perinatal women, has been awarded a $10,000 grant by Partners for Health Foundation. Located in Montclair, PHF is observing its 10th anniversary by awarding 10 $10,000 grants to nonprofits and individuals who have made an impact on […]

Students learn about neighborhoods via dioramas

Students learn about neighborhoods via dioramas

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Watsessing Elementary School second-graders have been busy building dioramas — 3-dimensional scale models — of familiar Bloomfield locations as part of their social studies class. According to second-grade teachers Cathy Velardi and Laura Foster, the project is to help familiarize their students with the differences between urban, suburban and rural environments. This is […]

Town kicks off the season with lights, song and Santa

Town kicks off the season with lights, song and Santa

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Bloomfield had its annual Town Hall holiday tree lighting Monday night, Dec. 3, and it was an event that combined the old and the new. Always welcomed, the Bloomfield High School Choir sang, as did Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts when introduced by Recreation Department Director Michael Sceurman. Sceurman provided the crowd with […]

Gas Lamp Players to stage ‘A Christmas Carol’

Gas Lamp Players to stage ‘A Christmas Carol’

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — The Gas Lamp Players will be presenting, “A Christmas Carol,” with a cast of 105 adults, teenagers and children. According to its director, Kristy Graves, this production is the same as the one-act, Broadway musical version that had a running time of 90 minutes, but the Gas Lamp show will have an […]