Boro playwright will have 3-week run at Kean

Boro playwright will have 3-week run at Kean

UNION, NJ — Premiere Stages, the professional Equity theater company in residence at Kean University, is presenting a new play by Glen Ridge resident Craig Garcia with performances beginning tonight as part of the 2018 Premiere Play Festival. Garcia’s plays have been given readings before, but this will be his first full-scale production. The production […]

Good crowd, no rain at Fourth of July fireworks

Good crowd, no rain at Fourth of July fireworks

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — The Bloomfield Department of Recreation presented an Independence Day celebration at Foley Field on Wednesday, July 4. The sky was overcast the entire day and rain seemed imminent, but did not fall. A good crowd, on blankets and beach chairs, were spread over the field or filing up to the food stands behind […]

Louis Venezia named new Bloomfield fire chief

Louis Venezia named new Bloomfield fire chief

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Bloomfield Fire Department Deputy Fire Chief Louis Venezia will be promoted to fire chief Tuesday, July 10, in a ceremony scheduled for 6 p.m., at Town Hall. He will be replacing former fire chief Joseph McCarthy who retired earlier this year. Venezia, who is brother to Bloomfield Mayor Michael Venezia, received the highest […]

GRHS sophomore selected to perform in ‘New Voices’

GRHS sophomore selected to perform in ‘New Voices’

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — Glen Ridge High School sophomore James Lee Anderson will be performing in “New Voices,” the annual summertime presentation by Paper Mill Playhouse Music Conservatory students. Each year, the show has a theme and this year it is “Sea to Shining Sea,” a celebration of Broadway musicals. Songs selected come from “Hamilton,” […]

‘Ina’ Campbell, longtime librarian, has died at 95

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Former Bloomfield Public Librarian Robertina “Ina” Campbell, 95, was laid to rest Monday, July 1, in Bloomfield Cemetery. She died June 5. Campbell lived in Job Haines Home for the last three years. She had been a long-time resident of Troy Towers. A former president of the Historical Society of Bloomfield, Campbell was […]

Celebrating 50 years of marriage on Burnett Street

Celebrating 50 years of marriage on Burnett Street

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — After 50 years on Burnett Street, one would think Jack and Carol Franz would have seen their share of changes in Glen Ridge. By their estimate, they are the longest-residing homeowners on their street. The others, the neighbors they had known for many years while their five daughters were growing up, have […]

Class of 2018 graduates from Bloomfield High

Class of 2018 graduates from Bloomfield High

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — The sky was overcast, but Bloomfield High School celebrated its 164th commencement at Foley Field on Friday evening, June 22. The graduation program, handed out at the stadium, listed 498 names. But according to the high school office earlier in the week, that number did not correspond to the tally receiving diplomas, the […]

Media specialist Nancy Clark retires from Fairview

Media specialist Nancy Clark retires from Fairview

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Although retiring Fairview Elementary School media specialist Nancy Clark would be quick to point out that she is not a librarian, at least not since the school combined the computer lab and the library, she does believe she had it in her to be a librarian long before computers even reached the schools. […]

Barbara Scalfani retires after 16 years in the district

Barbara Scalfani retires after 16 years in the district

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Barbara Scalfani, a district paraprofessional, will be retiring at the end of this month after 16 years in the district. Her work has been predominantly one-on-one with special-needs children. For five years, she worked with just one student. Over the last 10 years she has worked with only six. She has been working […]