Eyes turn skyward for solar eclipse

Eyes turn skyward for solar eclipse

This past Monday, April 8, like many students in parts of the United States, those at Glen Ridge High School had the opportunity to view the solar eclipse. They did this at Hurrell Field with special eyewear provided by the school, which had purchased 1,000 of these glasses with a grant from the local teachers […]

New pastor sees great potential

New pastor sees great potential

St. John’s Lutheran Church has a new pastor. The Rev. Anthony Giordano celebrated his first Mass there on Feb. 11. He is also the pastor at the Calvary Lutheran Church, in Verona. In an interview with The Independent Press, he said community outreach is a key to the Bloomfield church’s survival. Giordano, 52, grew up […]

Students learn science hands on at Makers Day

Students learn science hands on at Makers Day

Fourteen second-floor classrooms at Glen Ridge High School were a hive of activity Saturday, March 16, for kids who like to tinker.  It was Makers Day, a statewide initiative highlighting science, technology, engineering and mathematics, or STEM activities. The event was made possible through the Glen Ridge Education Association with a Pride grant administered by […]

Book shows Bloomfield then and now

Book shows Bloomfield then and now

Richard Rockwell, township councilman and in the words of Mayor Ted Gamble, “the de facto town historian,” spoke about his 2015 photography book, “Bloomfield Through Time,” on Saturday evening, March 23, at the Oakes Cultural Center. Informed, amusing and self-effacing, Rockwell’s presentation of “then and now” photographs of township dwellings, often of long-demolished homes, many […]

Library hosts story of Brooklyn Bridge

Library hosts story of Brooklyn Bridge

The monthly concert series at the Bloomfield Public Library, usually highlighting a holiday or current event in song, switched gears Saturday, March 16, and presented a storyteller for Women’s History Month. The storyteller was Carol Simon Levin and her subject was “Emily Warren Roebling: Bridge Builder in Petticoats.” Simon, who has developed biographies for 11 […]

County recognizes Bloomfield Councilwoman Mundell

The Essex County Board of County Commissioners celebrated Women’s History Month by recognizing the Women’s Club of Glen Ridge and three women including Bloomfield Councilwoman Jenny Mundell. The ceremony was Wednesday evening, March 13, and held at the club. The emcee was Carlos Pomares, the county commissioners’ president and a Bloomfield resident. About 80 people […]

Women’s Club honors three women

Women’s Club honors three women

The Essex County Board of County Commissioners celebrated Women’s History Month by recognizing the Women’s Club of Glen Ridge and three women. The ceremony was Wednesday evening, March 13, and held at the club. The emcee was Carlos Pomares, the county commissioners’ president. “This is a pretty nice place,” he said in his welcoming remarks, […]

Children dealing with a heavy topic

Children dealing with a heavy topic

The community division of the Bloomfield Police Department spoke Tuesday, March 5, to Carteret Elementary School fifth- and sixth-graders about the harm and prevention of bullying. The presentation was by Lt. Naomi Zepeda, the division commander; Detective James Romano and Officer Godson Noel. Zepeda said student bullying is a huge problem, whether in-person or online. […]