Bloomfield resident stages protest in Washington, D.C.

Bloomfield resident stages protest in Washington, D.C.

BLOOMFIELD, NJ – On Thursday morning, April 18, Bloomfield resident and environmental activist Ted Glick protested national fossil fuel policies by climbing 30 feet above the sidewalk to the top of the awning of the Washington, D.D. building where the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission is located. Glick began his protest at 6 a.m. and descended […]

Demarest joins other schools to raise autism awareness

Demarest joins other schools to raise autism awareness

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — April is Autism Awareness Month. In all Bloomfield elementary schools, lessons are being taught and activities have been planned to raise student awareness of what it means when someone, possibly a classmate, is on the autism spectrum. At Demarest Elementary, three fifth-grade boys took their lessons a step further. Zaid Hamdan, Jacob […]

Resident to receive Off-Broadway award

Resident to receive Off-Broadway award

BLOOMFEILD, NJ — Bloomfield resident Terry Byrne will be the recipient of a prestigious Lucille Lortel Award presented by the Off-Broadway League. She will be receiving the Edith Oliver Service to Off-Broadway Award. A Lucille Lortel Award is the Off-Broadway equivalent of a Tony Award for a Broadway production. An Off-Broadway theater is defined as […]

Teacher of the Year is educator at middle school

Teacher of the Year is educator at middle school

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Danielle Benevento, Bloomfield Middle School seventh-grade mathematics teacher, has been chosen as Bloomfield Teacher of the Year. Benevento teaches math for three classes. Two are inclusive and co-taught with Juan Mendez. The third is a smaller special-education class which she teaches by herself. She received her certification at York College of Pennsylvania […]

New interim pastor at United Church

New interim pastor at United Church

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — After 27 years as the pastor of the Holmdel Community United Church of Christ, the Rev. Rusty Eidmann-Hicks thought he was retired. He was retired, from May 2018 to February 2019, but now he is the interim pastor of the Glen Ridge Congregational Church. Originally from New Britain, Conn., Eidmann-Hicks, 65, […]

Storyteller weaves her magic at Bloomfield Library

Storyteller weaves her magic at Bloomfield Library

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — The writer of the following story was regretfully unable to attend the recent oral interpretation performances of Michele LaRue, which are the subject of this account. An interview with LaRue did however take place at the Little Theatre after curtain. Plot summaries are from a reading of the stories and not from […]

Residents protest gas compressor

Residents protest gas compressor

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — A Bloomfield councilman will introduce a resolution requesting the state to reconsider a proposed compressor that would pump natural gas through Bloomfield. The compressor, to be built by Williams/Transco, would be located beside a working gas compressor, in Roseland, on Eagle Rock Avenue. Councilman Nicholas Joanow said Friday, March 29, that his […]

GR Library has fourth Lego Challenge Night

GR Library has fourth Lego Challenge Night

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — The Glen Ridge Public Library enjoyed its 4th annual Lego Challenge Night on Friday, March 29. Throughout the building, colorful, cubic cityscapes and farms were under construction by small-fry architects and their parents. Open to children pre-K to sixth-grade, the event was sponsored by the Friends of the Glen Ridge Library. […]

Local talent to be featured in ‘Shows for Days’

Local talent to be featured in ‘Shows for Days’

BLOOMFIELD, NJ —Bloomfield residents Rafaelle Danta and Ruth Kliwinski will be performing in the Nutley Little Theatre production of “Shows for Days,” opening Friday, April 12. Both actors have been with the theater group for about a year. Kliwinski had not performed for 20 years until appearing in the Little Theatre production of “Five Women […]