New message board, new building set for Foley

New message board, new building set for Foley

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — The Foley Field Foundation has collected or has received pledges totalling almost $175,000 toward its effort to construct a proposed multipurpose building at the southern end of Foley Field. According to Mike Napolitano, president of the organization, Brookdale ShopRite recently pledged $25,000 toward a budget of $300,000 for the building. He said ShopRite […]

Application by GRPD for free drone is denied

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — The Glen Ridge Police Department’s application for a drone, according to Chief Sheila Byron-Lagattuta in a Dec. 15 email, was not approved. The department had been notified in June 2016, by the director of the Essex County College Public Safety Academy, Rocco Miscia Jr., that an organization called DAPS, an acronym for Drone […]

Chalet must decide: Make a deal or go to trial

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — In a court hearing on Monday, Dec. 19, Newark Superior Court Judge Martin Cronin gave indicted 1st Ward Councilman Elias Chalet until Jan. 20 to make a choice: accept a trial date, or seek a plea bargain for allegedly accepting a bribe to use his political influence. Chalet is charged with official misconduct […]

Country club: no plans to sell land for affordable housing

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — At a recent meeting of the Glen Ridge Borough Council, Special Master Elizabeth McKenzie addressed state-mandated, affordable housing requirements in the borough, saying that the only two places in Glen Ridge where space exists for development are the Glen Ridge Country Club and a tract of land along Baldwin Street. However, Glen […]

The Bloomfield post office is now in high gear

The Bloomfield post office is now in high gear

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — At the main branch of the Bloomfield post office on Bloomfield Avenue during an especially cold morning last week, a Bing Crosby Christmas song is playing on the PA system of the warehouse in the rear of the building. The bay doors are open and delivery trucks, parked outside, are getting filled with […]

Glen Ridge post office keeps busy during holidays

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — Doug Wallis, the officer-in-charge at the Glen Ridge post office, said that while the holidays have brought just more of the same to the office, there are changes coming in the near future. Wallis has been a postal service career man: 42 ½ years with four years in the Air Force counting […]

Parents speak out on BOE winner’s residency

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — A group of Bloomfield parents, concerned with the allegation that a winning school board candidate may not have been a township resident for the requisite time, spoke out over the weekend. The parents were Jen and Ted Gamble; Stephanie Gulley; Satenik Margaryan, Ben Morse, Lauren Fabetti, Meghan Gulczynski and Kim Beese. The group […]

Spotlight on history: Students help the war effort

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Let’s look back again to the ‘40s when our country was engaged in World War II and Bloomfield students were expected to do their fair share in winning the struggle. In a very real way, Bloomfield children were an active division in a nationwide children’s crusade. In every school — and there […]

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