BHS to present ‘Cinderella,’ the musical

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Bloomfield High School will present its winter musical next week with four performances of “Cinderella,” with music by Rodgers and Hammerstein. The show will be unique because its director/producer, BHS theater teacher Brandon Doemling, did not have enough high school boys to cast so he had to cast several Bloomfield Middle School boys […]

Painting through the pain and worry

Painting through the pain and worry

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — Glen Ridge artist and cancer survivor Theresa DeSalvio will be exhibiting a series of works in an upcoming exhibition called, “Art and Healing — expressions of trauma and gratitude.” The show is scheduled for March 16 to May 19, at the Monmouth Museum, located on the campus of Brookdale Community College, Lincroft. […]

What was your first favorite book as a child?

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — February is National Library Lovers Month. With that in mind, we emailed a question to library lovers around town and asked them to name their first favorite book. We thank those people who responded and here is what they had to say. • Linda Colucci, principal of the Early Childhood Learning Center: “My […]

Brookdale Church brings another bell back to Bloomfield

Brookdale Church brings another bell back to Bloomfield

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — When Brookdale Reformed Church received a package containing a brass handbell bearing its name in raised lettering about a half-year ago, the musical instrument was an historic link to its past. It had been found by a 10-year-old boy playing baseball in 1953 when his toe kicked against something partially buried in a […]

School board cuts bus-rental fee for class trips

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — The Bloomfield Board of Education approved on Jan. 22 a resolution which will decrease by $100 school bus fees for student field trips outside of Essex County. The action returns the cost to $300 per trip following a board-approved increase to $400 per trip in September. The new resolution, which passed unanimously, additionally […]

Dancer shows and tells the roots of modern dance evolved

Dancer shows and tells the roots of modern dance evolved

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — The Bloomfield Public Library presented a one-hour program of African and European influences on American music and dance on Saturday, Feb. 2. The venue was the Little Theatre, located in the basement of the Children’s Library, and the performing artist was Shireen Dickson. The program was held in observance of Black History Month. […]

Local business bans animal acts from its nursing homes

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — A Bloomfield corporation managing 21 senior living residences in four states has banned animal acts from performing at its facilities. The decision was prompted by a complaint by the organization PETA — People for Ethical Treatment of Animals. In a statement, PETA said Jupiter Communities, located at 400 Broadacres Drive, agreed to cancel […]

Good crowd, good food at annual GR Antiques Show

Good crowd, good food at annual GR Antiques Show

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — An estimated 1,000 people attended the 73rd annual Glen Ridge Antiques Show held this past Friday and Saturday at the Glen Ridge Congregational Church, according to Debbie Turi, the dealer manager of the show. “I have a lot of happy dealers at the moment,” she said. There must have been happy diners, too. […]

Residents speak out: trash, traffic, parking

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Councilwoman Jen Mundell presented a community meeting for her 1st Ward constituents on Monday, Feb. 3. The one-hour meeting attracted about 20 people to the Franklin Elementary School library. Representative from the Bloomfield Police Department, Department of Health, the Bloomfield Public Library, Department of Information Technology, Department of Recreation, as well as Township […]

Woman’s Club: helping others since 1920

Woman’s Club: helping others since 1920

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — It may not be generally known that there is a club for women in Bloomfield, but there is, and it has been around for a long time. Organized in 1920, the Woman’s Club of Bloomfield has a history of community service and accomplishments. Federated the year it was organized, the club is a […]