Relay for Life prepares for May 17

Relay for Life prepares for May 17

NUTLEY, NJ — The 13th annual Nutley Relay for Life will unfold in DeMuro Park on May 17, from 6 to 11 p.m. Commissioner Mauro Tucci, director of parks and public property in the town, who has overseen the event from its inception, said 190 individuals and 36 teams will be participating. “We’re very optimistic […]

‘Taste of Bloomfield’ a real delight

‘Taste of Bloomfield’ a real delight

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — The Oakeside Bloomfield Cultural Center held its 12th annual Taste of Bloomfield on Sunday, April 28. About 190 people attended and there was a wide selection of food from which to choose, provided by 19 eating establishments. No two offerings were alike. The event took place inside the center and the tent […]

AA softball/baseball kick off their seasons

AA softball/baseball kick off their seasons

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — Fresh seasons kicked off for Glen Ridge Athletic Association’s baseball and softball teams on Saturday morning, April 27, with the annual Opening Day parade of players and parents. Possible rain transferred the walk to Hurrell Field from Sherman Avenue, but skies were clear although winds were blustery. The season is scheduled […]

BHS receives 5 nominations for ‘Julius Caesar’

BHS receives 5 nominations for ‘Julius Caesar’

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — The Bloomfield High School production of “Julius Caesar,” presented last fall, has been nominated for five Montclair State University Theatre Night awards. These awards are for productions, performances and technical categories in plays. The BHS nominations are for Outstanding Achievement in Stage Combat; Outstanding Achievement by an Acting Ensemble of a Classical […]

Bloomfield activist delivers his message in D.C. protest

Bloomfield activist delivers his message in D.C. protest

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Bloomfield resident and environmental activist Ted Glick staged a protest in Washington, D.C., on Thursday morning, April 18, by occupying the ledge above the entrance to the headquarters of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. His action, which included a banner unfurled 30-feet above the sidewalk, advocated the discontinuation of fossil fuel infrastructure […]

Egg hunt: rain, but fun

Egg hunt: rain, but fun

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — Rain fell during the annual Glen Ridge Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday morning, April 20, in Carteret Park. But rain or shine, the traditional hunt has to be, from start to finish, the quickest public event in the borough with small fry hunter/gatherers scurrying nonstop with their baskets. GR Recreation Department […]

Town volunteers distribute socks to the needy

Town volunteers distribute socks to the needy

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Bloomfield Human Health Services distributed 60,000 pairs of socks to the needy on Wednesday morning, April 10. Forty local agencies dealing with the economically disadvantaged met at the New Light Baptist Church where 300 cartons of socks were stacked. It was the second consecutive year the township channelled the footwear. The socks […]

Grant helps students in STEM workshop

Grant helps students in STEM workshop

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — A $9,000 grant from the Bloomfield Education Foundation has initiated a program at Carteret Elementary School which highlights STEM problem-solving and self-discipline. It is a four-week program on Saturday mornings. STEM is the acronym for science, technology, engineering and mathematics. The Carteret undertaking is also an acronym: SEAL — student accelerating in […]

The curious case of Mr. G.D.S.

The curious case of Mr. G.D.S.

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — Glen Ridge High School sophomore Jack Wooten struck gold recently. He did this with a gift, persistence and savvy assistance. The gift was a metal detector from his grandparents which he received several years ago for Christmas. It started him on a hobby searching local areas for metallic artifacts from bygone […]