Glen Ridge singer receiving recognition

Glen Ridge singer receiving recognition

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — Glen Ridge eighth-grader Julian Novoa will be performing tonight in the Opera Theatre of Montclair’s abridged narrated production of Gian Carlo Menotti’s “Amahl and the Night Visitors” at the Montclair Art Museum. The production will be performed only once, but because Julian is also enamored with musical theater, there is a […]

Marking fifty years at Nutley Theatre

Marking fifty years at Nutley Theatre

NUTLEY, NJ — Township resident Vicky Chalk is celebrating her 50th anniversary with the Nutley Little Theatre by rehearsing for another show. In fact, one might describe her life has having many scenes and many acts, but one constant: this theater. Born and raised in Nutley, Chalk, 68, was a ham from the start, taking […]

Glen Ridge residents give to the needy

Glen Ridge residents give to the needy

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — Two traditional Glen Ridge acts of community generosity were displayed this past Saturday morning a stone’s throw away from each other. One was the Thanksgiving turkey collection at the train station by the Rotary Club of Glen Ridge while across the street in the high school parking lot was the Kiwanis […]

A childhood spent in WWII Bloomfield

A childhood spent in WWII Bloomfield

Editor’s note: A weekly feature of The Independent Press is “Spotlight on History” in which we look at past editions of the newspaper and republish stories of interest. “Spotlight” occasionally prompts responses from readers, and the story below is based on an interview with a reader following his response to a Nov. 7 story titled […]

Rabid fox in Glen Ridge bites three, euthanized

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Reports of a red fox attacking five people in Glen Ridge and biting three of them on Friday morning, Nov. 15, resulted in borough schools being temporarily closed and the animal being euthanized by borough police at around noon. The fox was located on the NJ Transit railroad tracks near Toney Brook. […]

‘Matilda’ comes to Glen Ridge

‘Matilda’ comes to Glen Ridge

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — Co-directors Erin Dilly and Heather Ballantyne have had their work cut out for them since September, when rehearsals for the Gas Lamp Junior Players’ production of Roald Dahl’s “Matilda” began. The show represents the first time the child corps will stage a Broadway-length production, one in which nearly 100 children have […]

Mayer honored for 45 years — and he’s still on the job

Mayer honored for 45 years — and he’s still on the job

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Brookdale Elementary School celebrated “Bob Mayer Appreciation Day” on Tuesday, Nov. 12, to honor the longtime physical education teacher and coach on his 45th anniversary as a Bloomfield School District educator. The entire school came out for the event, with students sitting on the floor of the gymnasium to hear Principal Lauren […]

Veterans Day celebrated in town

Veterans Day celebrated in town

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Veterans Day was observed in Bloomfield on Monday morning, Nov. 11, with a parade from Town Hall to the Miles A. Suarez Post 711 Memorial at Franklin and Broad streets.The weather was almost balmy and emcee Joseph Ellmer, of VFW Post 711, noted that holiday temperatures the previous year had been very […]

Crossing guard retires after 20 years

Crossing guard retires after 20 years

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — For someone whose job was to shepherd countless children and adults across the busy intersection of Bloomfield and Ridgewood avenues, it makes sense that Glen Ridge school crossing guard Valentine Jackson — who retired Friday, Oct. 9, after 20 years at her post — led a peripatetic life. In a recent […]

All hands on deck for Halloween party at Oak View

All hands on deck for Halloween party at Oak View

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Oak View Elementary School held its annual Halloween parade and homeroom parties on Thursday, Oct. 31. Concern about the possibility of spooky or otherwise inclement weather caused the masquerading children to march down school hallways instead of the playground as parents, who dropped by for the spectacle, observed from the sidelines. Teachers […]

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