BHS receives 5 nominations for ‘Julius Caesar’

BHS receives 5 nominations for ‘Julius Caesar’

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — The Bloomfield High School production of “Julius Caesar,” presented last fall, has been nominated for five Montclair State University Theatre Night awards. These awards are for productions, performances and technical categories in plays. The BHS nominations are for Outstanding Achievement in Stage Combat; Outstanding Achievement by an Acting Ensemble of a Classical […]

Bloomfield activist delivers his message in D.C. protest

Bloomfield activist delivers his message in D.C. protest

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Bloomfield resident and environmental activist Ted Glick staged a protest in Washington, D.C., on Thursday morning, April 18, by occupying the ledge above the entrance to the headquarters of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. His action, which included a banner unfurled 30-feet above the sidewalk, advocated the discontinuation of fossil fuel infrastructure […]

Egg hunt: rain, but fun

Egg hunt: rain, but fun

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — Rain fell during the annual Glen Ridge Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday morning, April 20, in Carteret Park. But rain or shine, the traditional hunt has to be, from start to finish, the quickest public event in the borough with small fry hunter/gatherers scurrying nonstop with their baskets. GR Recreation Department […]

Town volunteers distribute socks to the needy

Town volunteers distribute socks to the needy

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Bloomfield Human Health Services distributed 60,000 pairs of socks to the needy on Wednesday morning, April 10. Forty local agencies dealing with the economically disadvantaged met at the New Light Baptist Church where 300 cartons of socks were stacked. It was the second consecutive year the township channelled the footwear. The socks […]

Grant helps students in STEM workshop

Grant helps students in STEM workshop

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — A $9,000 grant from the Bloomfield Education Foundation has initiated a program at Carteret Elementary School which highlights STEM problem-solving and self-discipline. It is a four-week program on Saturday mornings. STEM is the acronym for science, technology, engineering and mathematics. The Carteret undertaking is also an acronym: SEAL — student accelerating in […]

The curious case of Mr. G.D.S.

The curious case of Mr. G.D.S.

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — Glen Ridge High School sophomore Jack Wooten struck gold recently. He did this with a gift, persistence and savvy assistance. The gift was a metal detector from his grandparents which he received several years ago for Christmas. It started him on a hobby searching local areas for metallic artifacts from bygone […]

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 […]