BDH becomes first NJ accredited health department

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — The Bloomfield Department of Health was notified Friday, Nov. 13, that it had been accredited by the Public Health Accreditation Board, a nonprofit, national health organization attempting to standardize public-health services. According to the PHAB, 45 percent of the United States population is currently provided health service by a PHAB-accredited health department. According […]

Bloomfield seniors enjoy Key Club Thanksgiving lunch

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — The Bloomfield High School Key Club held its traditional Thanksgiving luncheon for local seniors on Tuesday, Nov. 24. The event appeared to be a popular success with the noisy crowd. Music was provided by the singing Madrigals and a small ensemble of musicians, and the meals were provided by a local eatery. But […]

Activity around Chalet allegations continue

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Bloomfield Police Director Sam DeMaio confirmed to the Independent Press last week that Bloomfield police responded to a terroristic threat at Sanj’s Smoke Shop on Sunday evening, Nov. 22. The shop is on Broad Street. The police response had been heard on a police scanner by a resident who informed this newspaper. DeMaio […]

Thanksgiving Day races feature multiple records

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — On Thanksgiving Day, the Ashenfelter 8-K race and the Tom Fleming Mile run in Glen Ridge enjoyed a record number of finishers, according to race director Dan Murphy. “This year, there were 3,101 finishers in the Ashenfelter Classic,” Murphy said earlier this week. “For the Tom Fleming Mile, there were 461 finishers. […]

Bloomfield High School play review of ‘Almost, Maine’

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — “Almost, Maine,” a play of nine vignettes about falling in and out of love, on the same night as an aurora borealis, was performed last week by the Bloomfield High School Thespian Society under the direction of BHS drama teacher Brandon Doemling. Written by John Cariani, the school’s fall production was seen last […]

Reactions begin for councilman’s bribery charge

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Bloomfield Mayor Michael Venezia has indicated that he is prepared to move forward following the arrest of Councilman Elias Chalet on bribery charges last week. “Obviously, within this situation, we’re going to act swiftly,” Venezia said in a Monday telephone interview. “At the next conference session, I want an ethics board in the township […]

The spirit of giving is found throughout Glen Ridge

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — With the final weeks of yet another year upon us, charity is again a key ingredient in holiday cheer for many borough workers and residents. For some of those workers, November is the time to put away razors and soap, and with the money saved by not shaving, make a donation to […]

Bloomfield parents learn English at Fairview School

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — English as a second language is being taught to adults at Fairview Elementary School on Wednesday evenings. The course is a rigorous, 20-week workout for parents with varying degrees of English proficiency who have children enrolled in Fairview. Class begins at 6 p.m. and runs for two hours without a break. Homework is […]

Author discusses book about physics phenomenon

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — A borough resident and science journalist has written a book about a problem tackled by Einstein. The writer is George Musser, a former editor with Scientific American, and the problem is known in quantum physics as “nonlocality.” Musser acknowledged in a recent interview at the Glen Ridge Public Library that nonlocality experiments […]

BPD director speaks on recent sentencing

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Bloomfield Police Director Samuel DeMaio said his department respects the decision of the Newark Superior Court jury which found two former Bloomfield police officers guilty of multiple charges stemming from a June 2012 roadside stop. “It is not a reflection of the hard-working men and women officers doing their jobs,” DeMaio said in […]