A quiet final day at Glen Ridge Pool

A quiet final day at Glen Ridge Pool

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — Because of the rain, most everyone with plans for the Glen Ridge Community Pool this past Labor Day did not show and only one diehard did for his customary laps. Summer returned in the afternoon, but by then it was too late for anyone to enjoy it except for the staff. […]

Get ready! Schools open next week

Get ready! Schools open next week

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Bloomfield schools are preparing to open their doors and Superintendent of Schools Sal Goncalves could not be happier. Entering his 43rd year in the district and seventh as superintendent of schools, the word to describe him these days, he said, would be “optimistic.” “The last six years have been financially responsible,” he […]

GR schools to see many upgrades this fall

GR schools to see many upgrades this fall

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — Glen Ridge High School will have a number of new staff members this coming school year. In the science department will be biology instructor Lindsey Downey. Following the retirement in June of Vincent Timpanaro after 51 years at GRHS, Kate Pritchard will take over photography instruction and yearbook production. Principal John […]

Work crew upgrades school buildings throughout district this summer

Work crew upgrades school buildings throughout district this summer

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Even with most Bloomfield children on vacation and classrooms empty, township schools remain busy during the summer as outside contractors and school district employees provide long-awaited repairs and annual upkeep to facilities. Some schools received a little more attention than others, but none were overlooked. According to Joseph Scazafave, the district supervisor […]

New rules on brackets for upcoming school elections

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Several Bloomfield Board of Education members were made aware a few weeks ago of an election practice that strikes them as playing against a stacked deck. According to board member Shane Berger, he was informed by Vicky Guo, the district business administrator, of the impact on ballot positions for candidates running together […]

Third generation firefighter named captain

Third generation firefighter named captain

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Bloomfield firefighter Joseph Critchley, an eight-year veteran, was promoted to captain Wednesday, Aug. 7, during a brief evening ceremony held in the Bloomfield High School Media Center. A third generation firefighter, the 32-year-old Critchley was joined by his grandfather, a former East Orange firefighter, and his father, a former Bloomfield firefighter. Both […]

Bloomfield BOE resolution to move elections invalidated by county clerk

Bloomfield BOE resolution to move elections invalidated by county clerk

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — The Bloomfield Board of Education resolution approved Aug. 9, which returned school board elections to April, from November, has been invalidated by Essex County Clerk Chris Durkin. In an Aug. 22 statement, Durkin gave two reasons for his decision. The first was that the deadline for candidates’ petitions for the November 2019 […]

Glen Ridge celebrates Night Out at the pool

Glen Ridge celebrates Night Out at the pool

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — Glen Ridge observed National Night Out on Tuesday, Aug. 6, at the community pool. Police Chief Sheila Byron-Lagatutta said the borough has been celebrating the event for at least 28 years. “It’s evolved over the years,” she said. “We look for the best place to get the people together.” Tables were […]