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 […]

Collins House now officially a historic site

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — One of the oldest homes in the township, for years abandoned and now being restored, will be added to the New Jersey Register of Historic Places. The Collins House, a dwelling built originally in the 1790s and later enlarged, and the lynchpin in the establishment of the Morris Canal Greenway in Bloomfield, was […]

New welcome signs highlight unity in Bloomfield

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — The township has put out the welcome mat at key entry points into the municipality to let travelers, and for that matter, returning residents, know that what makes Bloomfield special is the unity of the people who live or work here. The welcome mats are welcome signs, and they were the idea of Brookdale […]

BHS Thespian Society to present play this weekend

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — The Bloomfield High School Thespian Society will present the play “Almost Maine” in performances tonight, tomorrow and Saturday nights at 7 p.m. A comedy written by John Cariani, “Almost, Maine” had its off-Broadway premier in 2006. According to Brandon Doemling, BHS drama teacher and director of the school production, it is currently the […]

Bloomfield councilman arrested for bribery

BLOOMFIELD — First Ward Bloomfield Councilman Elias Chalet was arrested by the New Jersey State Police at his Broad Street real estate office Monday afternoon, Nov. 16, according to State Police spokesman Sgt. 1st Class Gary Williams. Chalet was charged with bribery and violation of official duty and incarcerated in the Essex County Correctional Facility. Bail […]