Trial starts over price of property alongside station

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — The price Bloomfield must pay a private developer for a parcel of land containing the historic train station on Lackawanna Place is about to go before a jury for the second time. Attorneys Kevin McManimon, for the township, and Anthony Della Pelle, for the developer, received pretrial instructions from Judge Robert Gardner, in […]

Final election results are in: The outcome is unchanged

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — On Nov. 20, Essex County Clerk Chris Durkin released the certified results of the Nov. 6 general elections. Ten candidates for the Bloomfield Board of Education had vied for three three-year seats, and one one-year seat. For the township council, there was an uncontested one-year seat on the ballot. With the certified results […]

Bloomfield actor pens play of Christmas sketches

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Is there enough holiday cheer to go around? Bloomfield resident Nelson Valentin does not think so. A member of the Nutley Little Theatre, Valentin has had enough of Christmas chestnuts like “A Christmas Carol,” “It’s A Wonderful Life” and “Miracle on 34th Street.” He’s not a bah-humbug kind of guy. He just wanted […]

Ashenfelter 8K was well run, injury free, and cold

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — With race-time temperatures hovering in the teens, the annual Ashenfelter 8K and Tom Fleming Mile were run Thursday, Nov. 22, with diminished fields because of no-shows. Race director Daniel Murphy said there were 2,500 finishers for the 8K race with 618 no-shows. For the mile, 387 runners finished, with 182 no-shows. According […]

Snow? No trouble in Bloomfield

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Everyone who drove through north Jersey on Thursday, Nov. 15, had a horror story after a snowfall — predicted to be mild — instead dumped upward of 7-plus inches in our area. Heading home from work through the unexpected storm, commuters needed hours to reach destinations only a short distance away. Some even […]

Fairview Elementary has assembly ‘for giving thanks’

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Fairview Elementary School held an assembly Wednesday, Nov. 14, to highlight the classroom work of fourth-graders. The single-grade-level presentation was the third this school year in a monthly series highlighting classroom activity. The assembly was for an audience of family members and Fairview kindergarteners, and with the upcoming holiday, its theme was giving […]

Ashenfelter 8K, Tom Fleming Mile ready to be run

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — The 19th annual Ashenfelter 8K race will be run tomorrow, Thursday, Nov. 22. Scheduled to start at 9 a.m., it will be preceded by the Tom Fleming Mile race at 8:15 a.m. Speaking late last week, Dan Murphy, the race director and a member of the borough council, said that about 2,000 runners […]

Gas Lamp Junior Players to present ‘Willy Wonka’

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — A staging of “Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka,” by the Gas Lamp Junior Players, will begin a four-performance run tomorrow night at Ridgewood Avenue School. The musical is based on Dahl’s 1964 children’s novel, “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory,” made popular by the 1971 movie, “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory,” starring Gene […]

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