Historical Society plans 50th year year

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — The Historical Society of Bloomfield celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2016. The HSOB is an outgrowth of the Sesquicentennial Celebration of 1962 and was incorporated in 1966. The museum, located on the third floor of the Bloomfield Children’s Library at 90 Broad St., is also celebrating 50 years, having had its grand […]

Nutley Scout Troop 147 competes in Klondike Derby

NUTLEY, NJ — The Lenape Trail District of the Northern New Jersey Council – BSA held its annual Klondike Derby on a sunny but cool day at South Mountain Reservation in West Orange. A brief snowstorm the day before added to snow already on the ground which helped the Klondike sled move easily. The Klondike […]

Pulaski Skyway traffic to shift to the northbound lanes next week

TRENTON, NJ — New Jersey Department of Transportation officials today announced that southbound traffic on the Pulaski Skyway is scheduled to be shifted onto two sections of the newly completed northbound lanes on Monday, April 4, as the rehabilitation of the historic 84-year-old bridge advances. The Skyway will be closed in both directions this weekend […]

Animal center is collecting shoes to help raise funds

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — The Bloomfield Animal Shelter is conducting a shoe-collection drive through May 15. The shelter is partnering with WoofTrax and Funds2Orgs in this effort. Based on the number of pairs of shoes collected, the shelter can earn $1,000 or more, as Funds2Orgs will then purchase all donated goods. These dollars will benefit the […]

Glen Ridge High School to present ‘Little Shop of Horrors’

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — The Drama Club at Glen Ridge High School will be presenting three performances this coming weekend of “Little Shop of Horrors.” Shows will be held in the Ridgewood Avenue School Theatre on Thursday and Friday, March 31 and April 1, at 7 p.m., and Saturday, April 2, at 2 p.m. Admission […]

Diane S. Garrett

   Diane S. Garrett, 58, passed away on Tuesday March 29, 2016 at St. Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston.    Relatives and friends are invited to attend the funeral service  at the O’Boyle Funeral Home, 309 Broad St. Bloomfield on Saturday 10 AM. Interment Glendale Cemetery. Visitation is Friday from 4-8 PM. Please express condolences […]

County, Art Educators of New Jersey partner to highlight the student creativity

NEWARK, NJ — Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr. and the Art Educators of New Jersey welcomed 102 students from throughout Essex County to the Hall of Records in Newark for the Art Educators of New Jersey student art exhibit on March 28. This is the 12th consecutive year in which DiVincenzo has partnered with […]

Metro YMCA spearheads #PreventNow campaign

LIVINGSTON, NJ — One in 10 people is sexually abused before age 18, an alarming national statistic that has produced a population of 42 million adults scarred by the childhood crime. Intervention can turn the tide, and during National Child Abuse Prevention Month in April, the Metropolitan YMCA of the Oranges will join with YMCAs […]

UPDATE No. 2: Nutley HS girls’ basketball star Blair Watson honored for being named McDonald’s All-American

NUTLEY – Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr., third from right, congratulates Nutley High School senior Blair Watson, second from left, for being named to the McDonald’s All-American Girls Basketball Team. Watson is the only student-athlete from New Jersey named to this year’s squad and just the ninth player from the Garden State in history. The McDonald’s restaurant at […]

Bloomfield College honored for ‘Excellence and Leadership’

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — The executive committee of The Newark City of Learning Collaborative announced that Bloomfield College will be awarded the first NCLC Excellence and Leadership award. This award recognizes an institution’s hard work and dedication to supporting the youth of Newark in acquiring skills, fortitude and services needed to access and succeed in college. […]