BOE seeks proof of residency for election winners

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — This past Tuesday, Dec. 13, it was expected that the Bloomfield Board of Education would discuss the residency qualifications of two newly elected board members, Gladys Rivera and Lillian Mancheno, at their regular meeting of that night. While Mancheno was interviewed during the summer by The Independent Press and said she has been […]

Expert: Better to settle with the developer now

Expert: Better to settle with the developer now

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — The Glen Ridge Council heard from a court-appointed special master Monday evening, Dec. 12, who explained the affordable housing requirements being forced upon the borough. Special Master Elizabeth McKenzie told the council and 30 audience members, an exceptionally large showing for a Glen Ridge Council meeting, that the municipality is far better […]

BHS film class shows at prestigious statewide film festival

BHS film class shows at prestigious statewide film festival

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — The Bloomfield High School students of David Simonetti’s filmmaking class distinguished themselves recently at the Ramapo College High School Film Festival which featured student short movies from all over NJ. The movies were screened at the college and students were encouraged to bring their family and friends. “I thought is was very classy,” […]

Five shot in club

Five shot in club

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — A Bloomfield bar was attacked with a barrage of gunfire Friday night, Dec. 2. Sports in the City, a nightclub located on the corner of North 13th Street and 1st Avenue, was hit by a minimum of 33 rounds of gunshot, according to Bloomfield Police Director Sam DeMaio. The club is located on […]

Residency of BOE winner questioned

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Two unsuccessful candidates in the recent Bloomfield Board of Education elections are questioning the eligibility of one of the winners. Incumbent Shane Berger and challenger Ben Morse, who polled the fourth- and seventh-highest totals, respectively, in a race for three seats, are questioning the residency status of the candidate with the second-highest total, […]

BHS Key Club fetes seniors at a Thanksgiving tradition

BHS Key Club fetes seniors at a Thanksgiving tradition

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — The Bloomfield High School Key Club hosted a pre-Thanksgiving dinner for seniors on Tuesday, Nov. 22, in the high school cafeteria. Helping out with serving dinners and beverages was the Builders Club, the Bloomfield Middle School version of the Key Club. Both groups are sponsored by the Bloomfield Kiwanis Club. The Builders Club […]

Lawyers battle jurisdiction in deerslayer case

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Vincent Ascolese, the former Bloomfield animal-control officer charged with allegedly euthanizing a fawn by slitting the animal’s throat, had a hearing in Bloomfield Municipal Court on Nov. 23 with Chief Municipal Court Judge John Paparazzo presiding. A casually dressed Ascolese was in the courtroom seated on a bench with unidentified individuals while the […]

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