Three appellate judges hear Lion Gate case

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — A panel of three appellate judges has heard arguments from an attorney representing four township residents who claim that 2nd Ward Councilman Nicholas Joanow had a conflict of interest when he voted for a $10 million bonding ordinance that provided funds to purchase land bordering his own. The land, known as “Lion Gate,” […]

Local singer is receiving recognition

Local singer is receiving recognition

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Lauren Brown, a 15-year-old Bloomfield High School sophomore, warmed up the audience at a recent concert celebrating girl groups of the 1950s and ‘60s at the “Super Girl Group” concert in Paramus on Saturday, Sept. 24. The event featured singers from the Raindrop, the Cookies, the Jaynetts, and others, and Brown sang a […]

BOE elections: candidates Yaros-Ramos and de Leeuw

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — The Glen Ridge Board of Education will have a contested election this year. Running for three, three-year seats are incumbents Elizabeth Ginsburg, Heather Yaros-Ramos and Michael de Leeuw, and challenger Teresa Boyle-Vellucci. Each candidate will be interviewed and asked the same questions. Two candidates will be presented here and the remaining candidates […]

Nesto and the DPW are prepared for winter’s assault

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Although it is not in the weather forecast, if it snows this weekend, Bloomfield resident fear not: Anthony Nesto, the director of the Department of Public Works and Parks, has already been visited by the apparition of Old Man Winter. “We’re preparing like it’s going to snow tomorrow,” Nesto said this week. Getting […]

Treasures from town’s history sold

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — The Historical Society of Bloomfield held its first-ever sale on Saturday, Oct. 1, in the Little Theater of the Children’s Library to celebrate the society’s 50th anniversary and to raise funds for its projects. The sale was the idea of trustee Mary Shoffner, a former teacher at Carteret Elementary School, who said any […]

Pumpkin festival on Sunday was the place to be

Pumpkin festival on Sunday was the place to be

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — The third annual Freeman Gardens Pumpkin Festival was held on Sunday, Sept. 25. The event began in 2014 and was called a hootenanny. It was held to raise funds for the removal of a dead oak. The tree was estimated to be more than 200 years old, according to Kevin Sherry, the […]

Indicted councilman’s lawyer may have found loophole

BLOOMFIELD, NJ— Newark Superior Court Judge Martin Cronin said during a court hearing on Friday, Sept. 23, that he will determine if the charge of official misconduct against Bloomfield Councilman Elias Chalet should be dismissed. Chalet was indicted in January 2016 by a state grand jury on five counts stemming from the proposed purchase, by the […]

Church presents talk on solar panels for the home

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — A seminar detailing the benefits of residential solar energy was presented at Brookdale Reformed Church on Thursday, Sept. 22. Elvin Frost, the senior solar advisor for Geoscape, delivered the presentation. The church itself had gone solar earlier this year with Geoscape installing the roof panels. The seminar attracted about a dozen people. “If […]

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