Lions Club finds a worthy recipient for camp scholarship

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Seek and you shall find. But sometimes a little inside information helps to connect the dots. The Bloomfield Lions Club, which was looking for a potential recipient for a one-week scholarship to Camp Marcella, a summer camp for visually impaired children, by chance found that person — singing. Gabby Salazar, a Bloomfield High […]

Bloomfield School Board is recertified

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — The Bloomfield Board of Education has recently been recertified by the New Jersey School Board Association. To become initially certified, a school board is required to attend workshops and retreats which focus on board management. A review of board policy and teacher contracts is also necessary. Eighteen hours of credits are required for […]

Taxes in prelim budget up $73.69 for average home

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — The Glen Ridge Borough Council unveiled its tentative 2016 budget on Monday. According to Councilman Peter Hughes, taxes will increase by $73.69 for the average-assessed Glen Ridge home of $543,000. Local tax for municipal purposes will be $10.4 million. The library tax will add another $519,818 for a total tax amount of […]

Church on the Green celebrates 50 years

Church on the Green celebrates 50 years

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — The Church on the Green held a special service Sunday, April 24, to commemorate the 50th anniversary of its merging with three other Bloomfield Presbyterian churches. The merger happened 50 years ago to the day, but it happened in two parts. On April 24, 1966, the church held its first service with the […]

Lopez holds meeting on racial profiling by BPD officers

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Councilman Joseph Lopez held a public forum at Carteret Elementary School on Tuesday, April 19, to discuss the recently released Seton Hall Law School report of Bloomfield Police Department ticketing patterns. The report alleged that the department is engaged in racial profiling. This was determined in the report by the summonses that were […]

Coach to leave Bloomfield

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — The Bloomfield Township Council made a proclamation Monday for the Bloomfield Recreation Department’s eighth-grade girls’ traveling basketball team. This past season, it had a 14-1 record and won the Essex County Suburban Basketball League championship. The team members were coached by Wolfver Jean-Pierre, who announced he will not be returning for another season. […]

Slight increase in ‘16 taxes: average home levy up $16

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — The Bloomfield Township Council approved its 2016 municipal budget on Monday, April 18. A property owner with an average-assessed home of $270,700 will see an increase of $16 for the year. The total budget will be $78.7 million. The amount to be raised by property taxes is $58.6 million. The Bloomfield Public Library […]

High honor roll

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Six Department of Education NJ County Teacher of the Year 2016’ award recipients visited Oak View Elementary School last month to provide professional development credit to Bloomfield teachers. From left are Oak View Principal Mary DiTrani; Janice Marsili, Union; Cheryl Zanone, Morris; Chelsea Collins, Salem; Jessica Picciuto, Essex and Oak View; Brittany Bucco, […]

Refurbished organ at Christ Episcopal is unveiled in style

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — Christ Episcopal Church in Glen Ridge presented an organ recital Sunday, April 17. Aside from the music, enjoyed by a modest yet appreciative audience of 40, the event was noteworthy for two reasons: It was an opportunity to hear the newly restored Moeller organ belonging to the church played by a first-prize […]

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