Pet Memorial Day: sorrow, support, memories

Pet Memorial Day: sorrow, support, memories

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — National Pet Memorial Day, celebrated on the second Sunday of September, was observed for the fifth consecutive year at Van Tassel Funeral Home this past Sunday afternoon, Sept. 9. The guest speaker was Claire Schwartz, a certified professional coach in grief counseling who spoke about the significance of grief when honoring a deceased […]

Borough resident elected to lead NJ Kiwanis

Borough resident elected to lead NJ Kiwanis

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — Borough resident William Seeman has been elected the NJ governor for Kiwanis Club International. Currently the president of the Kiwanis Club of Glen Ridge, Seeman will assume his new office Oct. 1. He has previously served as lieutenant governor three times. Seeman, 67, has been a borough resident since 1980. He has […]

PBS to air documentary by Bloomfield native

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Former Bloomfield resident Daniel Glick, who attended Bloomfield High School, worked at the municipal cable station WMBA, then departed for New Mexico to make a documentary, will be having that documentary aired Wednesday, Sept. 26, on NJTV, a PBS station, at 8 p.m. The name of the documentary is “A Place to Stand.” […]

Berkeley Elementary joins state breakfast program

Berkeley Elementary joins state breakfast program

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — A small fair was held on the grounds of Berkeley Elementary School on Wednesday, Aug. 29, to kickoff a big step forward. Beginning this year, children attending the school will be able to receive a free breakfast under a program called “Breakfast After the Bell.” A bill requiring districts to establish the program […]

Former resident recalls being publicist for Woodstock

Former resident recalls being publicist for Woodstock

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Staged 49 years ago, from Aug. 15 to 18, 1969, the Woodstock music festival was a turning point for former Glen Ridge resident Dick Gersh. Already a well-regarded publicist with clients such as Jackie Gleason and Tony Bennett, Gersh said in a recent interview at Fitzgerald’s over brunch, that Woodstock helped define his […]

Linden Avenue School on track for opening day

Linden Avenue School on track for opening day

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — At Linden Avenue School, Principal Joseph Caravela said the improvements these past few months have been the most he has seen accomplished during any summer since he started at the school 15 years ago. Entering the building, bluestone steps have been installed. “These steps are amazing,” he said earlier this week. “When […]