‘Polar Express’ sweeps into Carteret

‘Polar Express’ sweeps into Carteret

Carteret Elementary School children were entertained Friday, Dec. 22, with classroom screenings of “The Polar Express,” a 2004 animated movie starring Tom Hanks. Hot chocolate was dispensed to the lower grades by guidance counselor Marissa Acosta and interventionist Rachael Cilento who asked each child if they wanted marshmallows or not. The children, many wearing pajamas […]

Couple still going strong after 73 years

Couple still going strong after 73 years

If there is an unofficial record for Bloomfield senior couples, surely the Steins of Lakewood Drive must be considered. This is because Alexander Steins, 101, and his wife, Cecilia, 91, have been married 73 years. Born in 1922, Alex grew up in the Baltic Sea harbor of Liepaja, Latvia, and was raised by a grandmother […]

Santa Claus touches down in the borough

Santa Claus touches down in the borough

Santa Claus landed in Glen Ridge last Thursday night. Glen Ridge Police Department spokesperson Lt. Timothy Faranda said the elf’s landing was OK’ed by the police department. Chief Sean Quinn led a parade of noisy, flashy cars throughout the town. Joining in were the Montclair Fire Department, the Glen Ridge Department of Public Works and […]

Just your friendly neighborhood Santa

Just your friendly neighborhood Santa

Bloomfield resident Steve Tice is a serial Santa Claus. During the holiday season this is evident because of the multiple Kris Kringle appearances he makes around Bloomfield. He has one at Franklin Elementary School and another at Demarest Elementary, where his wife, Lorajean, is a third-grade teacher. There is a big one at Hot Bagels […]

Christmas season begins in Bloomfield

The Bloomfield Neighbor-to-Neighbor Network is looking for a collective group of 75 individuals, groups, organizations — whatever — to provide a little comfort to 75 Bloomfield families in need during this holiday season. The network is working with the Bloomfield Department of Human Services to accomplish this. “We’ve done this for the past couple of […]

Labyrinth can be a metaphor for life

Labyrinth can be a metaphor for life

The Church on the Green will have an illuminated labyrinth walk Friday, Dec. 1, from 6 to 8 p.m. Occurring on the first day of Advent, as Christians begin their spiritual preparation for Christmas, the walk is intended as a way for people to center themselves in preparation for a busy holiday season. The labyrinth […]

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