Brookdale Church brings another bell back to Bloomfield

Brookdale Church brings another bell back to Bloomfield

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — When Brookdale Reformed Church received a package containing a brass handbell bearing its name in raised lettering about a half-year ago, the musical instrument was an historic link to its past. It had been found by a 10-year-old boy playing baseball in 1953 when his toe kicked against something partially buried in a […]

School board cuts bus-rental fee for class trips

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — The Bloomfield Board of Education approved on Jan. 22 a resolution which will decrease by $100 school bus fees for student field trips outside of Essex County. The action returns the cost to $300 per trip following a board-approved increase to $400 per trip in September. The new resolution, which passed unanimously, additionally […]

Dancer shows and tells the roots of modern dance evolved

Dancer shows and tells the roots of modern dance evolved

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — The Bloomfield Public Library presented a one-hour program of African and European influences on American music and dance on Saturday, Feb. 2. The venue was the Little Theatre, located in the basement of the Children’s Library, and the performing artist was Shireen Dickson. The program was held in observance of Black History Month. […]

Local business bans animal acts from its nursing homes

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — A Bloomfield corporation managing 21 senior living residences in four states has banned animal acts from performing at its facilities. The decision was prompted by a complaint by the organization PETA — People for Ethical Treatment of Animals. In a statement, PETA said Jupiter Communities, located at 400 Broadacres Drive, agreed to cancel […]

Good crowd, good food at annual GR Antiques Show

Good crowd, good food at annual GR Antiques Show

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — An estimated 1,000 people attended the 73rd annual Glen Ridge Antiques Show held this past Friday and Saturday at the Glen Ridge Congregational Church, according to Debbie Turi, the dealer manager of the show. “I have a lot of happy dealers at the moment,” she said. There must have been happy diners, too. […]

Residents speak out: trash, traffic, parking

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Councilwoman Jen Mundell presented a community meeting for her 1st Ward constituents on Monday, Feb. 3. The one-hour meeting attracted about 20 people to the Franklin Elementary School library. Representative from the Bloomfield Police Department, Department of Health, the Bloomfield Public Library, Department of Information Technology, Department of Recreation, as well as Township […]

Woman’s Club: helping others since 1920

Woman’s Club: helping others since 1920

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — It may not be generally known that there is a club for women in Bloomfield, but there is, and it has been around for a long time. Organized in 1920, the Woman’s Club of Bloomfield has a history of community service and accomplishments. Federated the year it was organized, the club is a […]

Four officers: Workplace was hostile

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — A civil jury trial involving former and current Bloomfield Police Department officers is currently under way in Newark Superior Court. The matter is being heard by Judge Keith Lynott. The complaint is by four active and former officers who allege they were subjected to a hostile work environment and systematic abuse for […]

Antiques Show takes center stage this weekend

Antiques Show takes center stage this weekend

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — The 73rd annual Glen Ridge Antiques Show arrives at the Glen Ridge Congregational Church tomorrow for two days, Friday, Feb. 1, and Saturday, Feb. 2. According to its promoter, Debbie Turi, 34 dealers will be present and, for the first time, talks by some of them are scheduled. Turi said her work […]

Attorney: Trial of four BPD officers to start Monday slated to get under way next week

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — According to an attorney representing four Bloomfield Police Department officers, a long-delayed jury trial is scheduled to begin in Newark Superior Court this coming Monday. “The trial is definitely on for Feb. 4,” attorney Catherine Elston informed The Independent Press in a Jan. 22 email. The trial involves four active or retired Bloomfield […]

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