NY Giants player takes part in Bloomfield’s Read Across America

NY Giants player takes part in Bloomfield’s Read Across America

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Bloomfield’s public schools celebrated Read Across America last week, with each day offering something new for students. School and township officials visited classrooms to read, children wore pajamas or something wacky and, of course, Dr. Seuss was almost everywhere. But this year, as explained by Franklin Elementary guidance counselor Stephen Untisz, stories […]

Students explore cultures at the Small World Day festival

Students explore cultures at the Small World Day festival

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Brookdale Elementary School hosted its 14th annual Small World Day festival on Feb. 28 in the school gymnasium. Sponsored by the Home and School Association, the event celebrates the ethnic diversity of Brookdale students. The festival was an all-day event, with each class having the opportunity to “visit” nine countries and Puerto […]

Local seniors show works at painting exhibit

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — Students in the Studio Seniors’ Art Class, a Glen Ridge Recreation Department activity meeting Tuesday mornings at the Ridgewood Avenue train station, recently exhibited their paintings at Crane’s Mill in West Caldwell. The works of five students and their instructor, Khrystyna Khristianova — 55 pieces in all — were shown. Reviews […]

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 […]