Bloomfield HS to present ‘Julius Caesar’ this weekend

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Ambition, betrayal and violence will be displayed for three nights beginning this evening as the Bloomfield High School Thespian Society presents “Julius Caesar” as its fall production. Producer and director Brandon Doemling, for his fall offerings, alternates between drama, comedy or something from the classical repertoire to provide his student cast members with […]

Veterans are honored with parade and many thanks

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Bloomfield observed Veterans Day on Sunday, Nov. 11. The date also marked the centennial of the end of World War I when the armistice was signed. A small contingent of marchers, trailing a color guard, led a small brigade of police and firemen and fire engines making their way from Town Hall to […]

Keeping the flame burning: Vets honor all who served

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — The Bloomfield Joint Memorial Day Committee held its annual Veterans Day breakfast on Sunday, Nov. 4, at the Newark-Bloomfield Elk Lodge No. 21, located on Bloomfield Avenue. The event has been held for about 20 years, according to Joe Ellmer, a past commander of VFW Post No. 711, Bloomfield, and a Korean veteran. […]

Fred Branch, authority of town’s history, dies at 93

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Frederick Branch, architectural model-maker, foremost Bloomfield historian, and life-member of the Historical Society of Bloomfield, died at his Forest Drive home Sunday, Nov. 4. He was 93. A graduate of Bloomfield High School, Class of 1943, Branch was born Aug. 26, 1925. He lived in Kearny until 1927 when his family moved to […]

Berkeley School wins grant for theater program

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Berkeley Elementary School has been awarded a grant from Disney Theatrical Group, in participation with NJPAC, to build a sustainable musical-theater program. The grant will provide the school with licensing permission, and two NJPAC teaching artists for 17 weeks, to help produce a children’s version of “Aladdin” in the spring. The grant will […]

Boyle-Vellocci, Bobbett, Campell win BOE seats seats

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — Two challengers will be joining the Glen Ridge Board of Education in January as Teresa Boyle-Vellucci and Anthony Bonnett have been elected along with incumbent David Campbell. With 100 percent of the 6,393 votes cast tallied, the uncertified results show Boyle-Vellucci with 1,893 votes and 29.61 percent; Bonnett with 1,616 votes and […]

Four candidates in BOE race ready to serve

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Four new members will be joining the Bloomfield Board of Education in January, with three of the successful candidates having previous board experience. The uncertified results, for three-year seats, had Michael Heller as the top vote-getter with 4,792 votes. He previously served a board term, but was defeated in 2017. Ralph Walker, with […]

Town resident keeps sneaking back into limelight

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Bloomfield resident Anne Kenny Simpson is an especially busy woman these days — and nights. A Bloomfield High School paraprofessional, she and her husband are busy at work on their Morton Street fixer-upper home. Last week, sitting in her living room among unopened boxes of recently delivered cabinetry, Simpson said that while the […]

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