Glen Ridge HS grad finishes 78th in Boston Marathon

Glen Ridge HS grad finishes 78th in Boston Marathon

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — On April 18, a former Glen Ridge High School student, Class of 2012, competed in the 126th running of the Boston Marathon, surprising himself with his athleticism and giving his hometown something to cheer about. In a field of more than 25,000 entrants, Jamie Hartop finished 78th, with a personal-best time […]

Gifted and talented students in Bloomfield show what they can do

Gifted and talented students in Bloomfield show what they can do

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — In the Bloomfield Gifted and Talented Program for elementary school students, lunchtime can also be an opportunity for nourishment of the mind for students who excel beyond the standard core curriculum. According to Paul Alban, a fifth-grade teacher at Brookdale Elementary School and the district coordinator for the Gifted and Talented Program, […]

Don’t miss the Maplewood Garden Club sale this weekend

Don’t miss the Maplewood Garden Club sale this weekend

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Maplewood Garden Club members outside their greenhouse behind Town Hall this past Saturday, April 30, load a truck with club-produced plants destined for the club’s 85th annual plant sale. Four truckloads were sent on their way, carrying 8,000 plants to the parking lot of the Maplewood Community Pool on Boyden Avenue, where […]

Six bright Bloomfield students set to compete at county contest

Six bright Bloomfield students set to compete at county contest

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Carteret Elementary School fifth-grader Noah Feliciano will be one of six Bloomfield elementary school students representing the district in the upcoming Essex County Academically Speaking competition, which is sponsored by the Essex County Committee for Gifted and Talented Education. Noah qualified by answering questions in a preliminary round, which was held virtually […]

Backstop program helps Bloomfield students fight learning loss

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Faced with a disruption of student progress because of pandemic-related school closures, the Bloomfield School District administration and the Bloomfield Board of Education have initiated a program to provide help to eligible students. Simply called “Backstop,” the program began in September. According to Bloomfield Assistant Superintendent of Schools Joseph Fleres, what distinguishes […]

Historical society celebrates the work of former Bloomfield painter

Historical society celebrates the work of former Bloomfield painter

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — The Historical Society of Bloomfield has added a section to its website containing photographs taken in Europe by the painter Charles Warren Eaton. Generally considered a tonalist for his use of muted colors in depicting intimate landscapes, Eaton, 1857-1937, lived for many years in Bloomfield, at 63 Monroe Place, and is buried […]

Bloomfield man celebrates his 103rd birthday

Bloomfield man celebrates his 103rd birthday

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — A resident of Job Haines Home in Bloomfield, Matthew John Klapmust, celebrated his 103rd birthday on Tuesday, April 12. Born in Passaic, he moved with his family to Clifton when he was 4. Klapmust had three brothers and three sisters. A sister, Agnes, who is 101 years old, lives in Whiting. Klapmust […]