A life saved, a wish granted, and a future brightens

A life saved, a wish granted, and a future brightens

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Ava Covington, the Bloomfield High School girl who collapsed at Foley Field in March from an apparent heart attack, played holiday melodies on the cello Monday, Nov. 7, to open Macy’s 2016 National “Believe” campaign in New Jersey. The cello was a gift from the “Make-A-Wish New Jersey” which is sponsored, in part, […]

As concussion awareness grows, fewer players sign up

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — Although the rules and regulations of junior-league football have restrictions to help prevent a child from being injured, the president of the Glen Ridge Athletic Association, Rick Foster, said fielding a team is getting harder because of parental concerns. “We’re having problems with numbers,” Foster said Saturday, Nov. 5, at Washington Field, […]

Ginsburg, Yaros-Ramos, de Leeuw win BOE

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — All incumbents won re-election on Tuesday, Nov. 8, for the Glen Ridge Board of Education. In unofficial results provided by the Essex County Clerk’s Office, with 7,169 votes cast, the top vote-getter was Elizabeth Ginsburg with 2,220, or 31 percent. Next was Heather Yaros-Ramos, 1,793 votes, or 23 percent; and Michael De […]

Venezia and Democrats sweep into office

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Incumbent Bloomfield Mayor Michael Venezia and his Democratic slate swept to an easy victory in the mayoral and council elections on Tuesday, Nov. 8. According to the Essex County Clerk’s Office, with 97 percent of the votes counted, the uncertified results have Venezia winning re-election to a second term with 12,113 votes, or […]

Fischman, Rivera, Mancheno win BOE seats

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Bloomfield voters elected two new members to the Board of Education on Tuesday, Nov. 8 and ended the two-term incumbency of another. With 100 percent of the votes counted, the unofficial results from the Essex County Clerk’s Office had incumbent and BOE President Jill Fischman receiving 5,787, or 23.8 percent, of the 24,282 […]

MSU athletes promote reading to Franklin students

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Members of the Montclair State University men’s and women’s basketball teams, and several assistant coaches, visited Franklin Elementary School on Thursday, Oct. 27. The point they wanted to make with their audience of fifth- and sixth-graders was the importance of reading. The players met with each class in the school library and introduced […]

Dems and GOP optimistic as Election Day nears

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — With Election Day only five days away on Tuesday, Nov. 8, the two major-party Bloomfield mayoral candidates were both seeing positive results from their campaigning. Earlier this week, Democrat incumbent Mayor Michael Venezia expressed confidence that he would be returned to office for a second term, while GOP challenger David Tucker said many […]

Marching Band tops in its category at festival

Marching Band tops in its category at festival

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — The Glen Ridge High School Marching Band performed in the 35th annual Bloomfield High School Bengal Marching Band Festival on Sunday, Oct. 30, playing selections, “Buckaroo Holiday,” “Saturday Night Waltz,” and “Hoedown,” from Aaron Copeland’s “Rodeo.” The band did quite well. In competition against New Milford, Belleville and Elmwood Park, GRHS was […]

Ex-BFD captain charged for child pornography in Wisconsin

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Former Bloomfield Fire Department Capt. Donald Jervis has been been arrested in Kenosha, WI, and charged with four counts of attempted sexual exploitation of a child and 17 counts of possession of child pornography. Jervis, 52, was a Bloomfield firefighter for 25 years, according to BFD Chief Joseph McCarthy. He retired Aug. 1, […]

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