‘The Pajama Game’ opens tonight at BHS

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — The Bloomfield High School Winter Musical of “The Pajama Game” will be presented in the high school auditorium Thursday, Friday and and Saturday nights, Feb. 25, 26 and 27, at 7:30 p.m. There will also be a 2 p.m. matinee Sunday, Feb. 28. Admission will be charged. The producer and director of the […]

Resident picked up on bench warrant over Uber spat

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Daniel Chalet, the nephew of Councilman Elias Chalet, was taken into custody by Bloomfield Police on Feb 12 on an outstanding bench warrant and released on his own recognizance. According to BPD spokesman Ralph Marotti, Chalet turned himself in at the Bloomfield Detective Bureau on a Newark Police Department warrant for failing to […]

Bloomfield’s DPW&P handles the wildly fluctuating weather

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — During the span of a handful of days, the Bloomfield Department of Public Works and Parks faced problems resulting from a dramatic change in temperature, from Arctic freeze to springlike weather. On Monday of this week, which was Presidents Day, Anthony Nesto, the DPW&P director, was preparing for more snow preceding an increase […]

New town initiative promotes healthy alternatives

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — The Bloomfield Department of Health has several new projects that it hopes will promote healthy eating and exercise habits. One is a contest among fifth- and sixth-graders at Fairview and Carteret elementary schools. Two convenience stores, one near each school, have agreed to set aside a small area where only fresh fruit, unsalted […]

The Art Garage holding classes in train station

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — The Art Garage, which holds classes for seniors every Tuesday morning, from 10 a.m. to noon, has moved those classes from Montclair to the Glen Ridge train station on Ridgewood Avenue. A new instructor has also been in place for the last several months. His name is Max Fuchs and, according to […]

Town files papers in Supreme Court on OPRA request

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — The township of Bloomfield has filed papers with the New Jersey Supreme Court challenging several requests made to the court by a Bloomfield resident. The resident, Pat Gilleran, had submitted an OPRA request to the town in 2014 to obtain a video surveillance tape. The township denied her request, and Gilleran brought them […]

First Engineering Night at Watsessing School is a success

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — A mother of two children attending Watsessing Elementary School, and the media specialist there, recently created the first Engineering Night at the school. The event was held Thursday, Feb. 11, in the gymnasium. It was planned to commemorate the Feb. 21 to 27 observance of National Engineering Week, which focuses scholastic attention on […]

Dental health foundation provides free care

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Children, ages 2 to 12, from Bloomfield and surrounding communities, had the opportunity Friday, Feb. 5, to receive free dental care at the Give Kids a Smile community oral health fair. Sponsored by the KinderSmile Foundation, the event, which occurs on the first Friday of February, was held for the ninth consecutive year […]

BMS Forensics team wins county tournament

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Bloomfield Middle School recently won first place at the Essex County Forensics Tournament, held at Heritage Middle School, in Livingston. Four other schools competed. They were Caldwell, Orange, East Orange and Livingston. BMS also won individual honors, with eighth-grader Elizabeth Nucci taking first place; seventh-grader Emma Morse, second place; and eighth-grader Anna Haraka, […]

Oakview School receives donation

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — The Home and School Association of Oakview Elementary School received two checks totaling $10,735 at its recent monthly meeting. The donation was from Bloomfield businessman Sanj Patel, owner of Sanj’s Smoke Shop, located on Broad Street, in the North Center. In January, to commemorate his 24th year in business, Patel held an invitation-only, […]

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