Estimated 900 attend National Night Out at Foley Field

Estimated 900 attend National Night Out at Foley Field

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — The Bloomfield Recreation Department presented National Night Out at Foley Field on Tuesday, Aug. 2. It was the second consecutive year the event was held at the sports facility. In the past, individual neighborhoods would throw parties and elected officials, police and fire department personnel would travel around town visiting their favorites. Mike […]

Summer projects at GR schools nearing completion

Summer projects at GR schools nearing completion

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — Students arriving back to Glen Ridge schools this September will recognize improvements to some of the facilities. But what they may or may not know is that much of the work could not have be done without the help of parents working through individual home and school associations. At the high and […]

BOE approves design for multi-purpose building at Foley

BOE approves design for multi-purpose building at Foley

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — The Bloomfield Board of Education, on Tuesday, Aug. 2, unanimously approved the design of a proposed two-storey, multi-purpose building, with an attic, to be constructed at Foley Field. The board vote followed a presentation by Mike Napolitano, president of the Foley Field Foundation, a non-profit organization assisting with improvements at the sports facility. […]

Parishioners say church will close, but archdiocese says no

Parishioners say church will close, but archdiocese says no

BLOOMFIELD, NJ  — The proposed merger of two Roman Catholic churches in Montclair has upset longtime Bloomfield and Glen Ridge parishioners who are members of one of the churches. The Archdiocese of Newark, which oversees Catholic churches in Essex County, issued a decree on July 18 combining Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church and Immaculate Conception. […]

Bloomfield man charged with vehicular homicide vehicular homicide

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Bloomfield resident Alan Faynzilberg, 19, was arrested by Belleville police Thursday, July 28, and charged with vehicular homicide in the death of Belleville resident Luis Davila, 33, according to the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office. Faynzilberg was the driver of a car that crossed into oncoming Belleville Avenue traffic, hitting Davila head-on. Faynzilberg was […]

Former teacher pleads guilty in child pornography case

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Former Berkeley Elementary School music teacher Nicholas Schumacher, 30, charged with possession and distribution of child pornography, accepted a plea bargain in Morris County Courthouse on July 26. He will be sentenced to three years in state prison and registration under Megan’s Law. As part of the agreement, the charge of possession, a […]

GR Police have a successful bicycle registration drive

GR Police have a successful bicycle registration drive

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — The Glen Ridge Police Department hosted a bicycle registration session in a driveway at police headquarters, on Friday, July 29. The effort to register bikes began June 1 and so far, 42 residents and commuters who bike to the Glen Ridge train station have registered, according to Detective Michael Medico, of the […]

Big enrollment, lots of fun, at summer reading program

Big enrollment, lots of fun, at summer reading program

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — The aptly-titled “On Your Mark, Get Set, Read” is the current summer-reading program at the Glen Ridge Public Library. The program highlights the human anatomy. Sydney Young, a member of the children’s services staff at the library, heads up the summer program and has put together a number of fascinating workshops to […]

Once again, Talent Time Players take the stage

Once again, Talent Time Players take the stage

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — The Charles Seller Foundation Talent Time Players will be presenting, this week and next week, its 67th annual stage production to benefit a local resident with extraordinary medical expenses. Seven performances of “Footloose: The Musical” will be presented at Bloomfield High School beginning tonight at 8 p.m. Additional shows are scheduled for Aug. […]

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