Newly-elected Board of Education staffed with veterans

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — A group of seasoned board members reorganized into the Bloomfield Board of Education on Thursday, Jan. 2, and were quickly hailed by re-elected president Jill Fischman as an veteran group that will require no training. A reorganization meeting deals chiefly with the swearing-in of newly elected members and annual appointments. Although the […]

Gov. Murphy swears in Bloomfield mayor

Gov. Murphy swears in Bloomfield mayor

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — A significant number of New Jersey public officials attended the reorganization meeting of the Bloomfield council in Town Hall on Friday, Jan. 3. So many, in fact, that Township Administrator Matt Watkins at several times intermittently needed to add names to his introduction. The reason for the interest: Gov. Phil Murphy was […]

Council pays tribute to outgoing veteran members

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — The Glen Ridge Council reorganized during it annual meeting on the evening of Monday, Jan. 6, with the swearing-in of incumbents Mayor Stuart Patrick, Councilman Peter Hughes and newly elected councilman Richard Law. But the evening belonged to David Lefkovits, the three-term councilman defeated in the November elections, and retiring borough […]

Seniors share childhood memories of Christmas

Seniors share childhood memories of Christmas

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Editor’s note: Late last week this newspaper visited the Job Haines Home and asked residents to share Christmas memories. The responses came quickly. Maureen Sheridan said she was an all-Ireland ballroom dancing champion, winning three consecutive titles. Her Christmas memories go back to the Dublin suburb of Whitehall. “St. Stephen’s holiday, the […]

The art of drawing dinosaurs

The art of drawing dinosaurs

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Dinosaurs seem to just come his way, according to Bloomfield resident Dean Cole. Sure, as a kid he liked drawing T-Rex and brontosaurus, and he developed into a pretty good draftsman. But much later on, in 2012, a friend working for a Maryland dinosaur park asked him to provide illustrations for an […]

Glen Ridge seniors celebrate

Glen Ridge seniors celebrate

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — The Glen Ridge Senior Golden Circle, which is sponsored by the borough-sponsored, held its annual holiday party on Wednesday, Dec. 18, at the Glen Ridge Senior-Community Center at the Ridgewood Avenue Train Station. It was a relaxed and festive event, with melodies played by keyboardist Arnie Abrams. The group sang traditional […]

Former Bloomfield educator reflects on 22 years of service

Former Bloomfield educator reflects on 22 years of service

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — In a recent interview, former Bloomfield educator and personnel director Heather Carr gave a quick rundown of her activities since retiring in 2015 after 22 years of serving the district. She said eight months following her retirement as Berkeley Elementary School principal she was hired as an interim elementary school principal at […]

St. Thomas church appoints new pastor

St. Thomas church appoints new pastor

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — The dozen or so fir trees near the altar of St. Thomas the Apostle Church gave the air a fragrance of forest and Christmas last Saturday morning. It was quite a sight to see so many trees in a single holiday setting, Father Larry Fama said. But it is like this every […]