Improvements continue on Bloomfield’s roads and buildings

Improvements continue on Bloomfield’s roads and buildings

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Brick-and-mortar progress was seen throughout 2019 in the township. This included work on Montgomery Street, where the New Jersey Turnpike Authority rebuilt the parkway overpass and redirected traffic for a good part of the summer. Another Bloomfield building was demolished, this one at Broad Street and Maple Avenue, to make way for […]

Roller derby girl: As nasty as she wants to be

Roller derby girl: As nasty as she wants to be

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — Skating in the Garden State Roller Derby league with the bad-girl moniker Fibonasty, Glen Ridge resident Doris Jeannotte loves roller derby for its camaraderie and sweat. Temporarily transplanted from Montreal, Jeannotte is a visiting scholar at Montclair State University, where she is researching the teaching of mathematics in elementary schools. She […]

Recess STEM program conducted at Berkeley School

Recess STEM program conducted at Berkeley School

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Berkeley Elementary School has received a $3,000 Bloomfield Educational Foundation grant for a recess STEM program for second and third graders. The seven-week program is conducted by the Montclair Learning Center. Each session is 30 minutes long. On Friday, Feb. 14, Megan McGlone’s third grade class, working from kits, assembled remote-control cars. […]

Bloomfield residents eagerly await new assessed property values

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — With state and Essex County tax authorities having ordered the recently completed revaluation of Bloomfield residential and commercial properties, township administrator Matthew Watkins said last week there was concern by some residents that an increase in property value would mean higher taxes. But that is not necessarily so, he said, and taxes […]

Bloomfield is assessed as a ‘high performing district’

Bloomfield is assessed as a ‘high performing district’

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Schools Superintendent Sal Goncalves has received, in a congratulatory letter from the New Jersey Department of Education dated Thursday, Jan. 30, the results of a comprehensive evaluation deeming Bloomfield to be a “high performing district.” The achievement is a first for the district since the evaluation process, known as New Jersey Quality […]