Local composer is awarded state fellowship

Local composer is awarded state fellowship

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — It was announced this week that Glen Ridge composer and pianist Amanda Harberg has been awarded a New Jersey State Council on the Arts Individual Artist Fellowship for her composition “Suite for Woodwind Quintet.” The fellowship will provide her with financial support for one year. In a telephone interview, Harberg characterized […]

Assemblyman calls for cursive to be taught in school

BLOOMFIELD/GLEN RIDGE, NJ — A bill has been reintroduced in the state Legislature that would, if approved, require public school districts to teach cursive writing in elementary schools. Reintroduced in January, Assembly Bill No.1754 has three primary sponsors, including Assemblyman Ralph Caputo, D-District 28, who represents Bloomfield and Glen Ridge. “Students can’t even write their […]

Wingman Program builds inclusivity in schools

Wingman Program builds inclusivity in schools

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — An activity encouraging the social and emotional development of Bloomfield public school students was introduced last month and will conclude at the end of the school year. It is called the Wingman Program and was developed by the parent of a victim at the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Newtown, Conn., […]

Glen Ridge Antiques Show is still in fashion

Glen Ridge Antiques Show is still in fashion

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — The 74th annual Glen Ridge Antiques Show took place at the Glen Ridge Congregational Church last week. According to Debbie Turi, the dealer manager, the show went very well and the gate had increased from last year, when 1,100 attended. All of the dealers interviewed agreed with her: A successful antiques […]

Efforts made to protect historic homes in Bloomfield

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — In an effort to preserve architecturally significant township buildings, the Bloomfield Historical Preservation Commission will have a survey conducted, in order to have a number of houses and commercial buildings designated as historically significant by the state. On Saturday, Jan. 25, at the Historical Society of Bloomfield, located on the third floor […]

Tenants face the future in the aftermath of destructive blaze

Tenants face the future in the aftermath of destructive blaze

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Some tenants of the Washington Street and Glenwood Avenue building destroyed by fire on the morning of Tuesday, Jan. 21, have relocated, while others still face the unknown. The two-story brick building housed nine businesses, including Roxy Florist, whose owner, Nick Zois, 89, owned the building and operated the flower shop for […]