Election ‘16: Incumbents win and look to the future

NUTLEY, NJ — Nutley voters returned all incumbent commissioners to office in the May 10 municipal elections. But there was a change in the office of mayor. With tradition dictating that the top vote-getter is the next Nutley mayor, Commissioner Joseph Scarpelli will serve in that post during the coming year. Scarpelli garnered 3,615 votes, followed […]

Council votes 5-0 for a rent-control ordinance

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — The Bloomfield Township Council passed a rent-control ordinance Monday evening. The vote was 5-0. Councilmen Elias Chalet and Carlos Bernard were absent. The ordinance amends the current ordinance. Landlord and tenant representatives saw it as a step in the right direction. Landlords will now be able to increase rents in one of two […]

Good crowd, big prizes at fishing derby for kids

Good crowd, big prizes at fishing derby for kids

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — The Bloomfield FOP 214, a union which represents a portion of the Bloomfield police force, held a fishing derby at Clark’s Pond on Saturday morning, May 14. The event was coordinated by Det. Anthony Picciano. Twenty-six sponsors donated about $3,000, of which $1,800 went to stock the pond with 200 trout and bass. […]

Two-town planning continues on expansion of Mountainside

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — The joint meeting of the Montclair and Glen Ridge planning boards took place Wednesday, May 11, at Montclair Fire Department headquarters. The subject was a revised draft of the proposed Mountainside Hospital redevelopment project. It started as a disjointed meeting as the Glen Ridge Planning Board members did not have the opportunity […]

Chelsea Clinton visits Bloomfield for her mom

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Chelsea Clinton came to town last week and stopped at Heritage Village, the retirement community across the street from Town Hall. She provided an audience of 100 with a number of reasons to vote for her mother, Hillary Clinton, the current Democrat presidential frontrunner and former first lady to her father, Bill Clinton. […]

Councilman Chalet undergoes heart operation

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Councilman Elias Chalet underwent open-heart surgery in New York City on April 28. Speaking in his Broad Street real estate office earlier this week, Chalet said the surgery was necessary after something turned up on his EKG during a routine medical examination. Alerted, his cardiologist put him through a battery of tests. “He […]

Much to see and do at Eco Fair, Art Festival

Much to see and do at Eco Fair, Art Festival

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — Glen Ridge Arts Patrons, or GRAPA, held its decades-old arts festival Saturday, May 7. The event took place at Glen Ridge High School while below, along Ridgewood Avenue, the ninth annual Eco Fair was on. According to Lou Mercurio, co-president of GRAPA, the arts festival is the oldest, continuous festival in the […]

Town dedicates its newest park on Saturday

Town dedicates its newest park on Saturday

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Bloomfield officially opened a small park at Oaktree Lane on Saturday, May 14. Called a pocket park because of its size, its location was once a route for the Morris Canal. The dried bed of the former waterway and forgotten mule path is now a trail for hikers, having been cleared of a […]

Bloomfield taps two groups to conduct a study of BPD’s handling of vehicle stops

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Bloomfield has asked two police organizations to conduct a study of its own police practices for motor-vehicle stops. According to Mayor Michael Venezia, the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives and the National Coalition of Latino Officers, will conduct the study. The decision is a result of a report issued last month […]

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