Library presents celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month

Library presents celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Hispanic Heritage Month was commemorated by the Bloomfield Public Library on Saturday, Sept. 21, with a music program by percussionist Manny Montanez, who played the congas. A small but appreciative audience heard him perform for an hour as he sang mostly in Spanish, accompanied by a selection of prerecorded instrumental tracks. “My […]

Rev. Boling celebrates 30th year

Rev. Boling celebrates 30th year

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — The 30th anniversary of the ordination of the Rev. Ruth Boling of the Bloomfield Presbyterian Church on the Green was celebrated at the church on Sunday, Sept. 15. Earlier this week, Boling spoke about her years at the church and the need for a minister to keep up with the times by […]

Senior painters get back to the easel

Senior painters get back to the easel

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — After a summer break, the Glen Ridge Studio Seniors Art Class is actively painting again at the Ridgewood Avenue Train Station. The artists are not beginning any new works but preparing for a February art exhibit at Crane’s Mill Senior Living Community in West Caldwell by finishing paintings undertaken with instructor […]

Mourners gather to remember pets who have died

Mourners gather to remember pets who have died

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Van Tassel Funeral Home in Bloomfield held its fifth observance of Pet Memorial Day on Saturday, Sept. 7. About 15 people came to listen or speak about their pets, and those who had attended the memorial in the past agreed this year’s observance was very good, although it was hard to say […]

Town remembers 9/11, and stories are told of that day

Town remembers 9/11, and stories are told of that day

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Bloomfield remembered the tragedy of 9/11 on Wednesday, Sept. 11, in a ceremony on the Green. Three township residents were among the nearly 3,000 who died at the World Trade Center: Cesar Alviar, Catherine Nardella and Daniel Rosetti. Bloomfield Recreation Director Michael Sceurman welcomed the audience, which included Bloomfield firefighters, police officers, […]

Nonprofit seeks to empower girls in Kenya

Nonprofit seeks to empower girls in Kenya

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — The nonprofit Pastoralist Child Foundation, of Glen Ridge, which seeks to educate children in Kenya about the harmful effects of female genital mutilation, will host the “Kenya Dig It!” fundraising gala at the Glen Ridge Country Club on Oct. 25. The organization, which has already received UNICEF funding, hopes to raise […]

Out of Darkness walk draws big crowd

Out of Darkness walk draws big crowd

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — The 5th annual “Out of Darkness Walk,” sponsored by the American Society for Suicide Prevention, was held at Brookdale Park on Saturday, Sept. 14. The effort was dedicated to Gerise Carter, wife of Bloomfield High School football coach Mike Carter. A large contingent of BHS football players made the walk, as did […]

Jennings is ready for another year at BHS

Jennings is ready for another year at BHS

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — With district classrooms headed into their second week of the new academic year, Bloomfield High School has 1,902 students registered, Principal Chris Jennings said in an interview last week at the school. There are 508 freshmen, 468 sophomores, 482 juniors and 444 seniors. “The freshman class is growing,” he said. Jennings, who […]

Principal helps faculty implement new programs

Principal helps faculty implement new programs

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — School is under way for another year and six teachers, brand new to the district, have joined Principal Alla Vayda-Manzo’s staff at Bloomfield Middle School. In an interview earlier this week, Vayda-Manzo, who is beginning her seventh year as principal, said there will also be two new courses offered as electives to […]

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