Curtain rises Friday for ‘Les Misérables’ at Ridgewood

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — The Gas Lamp Teens Players will present the musical “Les Misérables,” an adaptation of the Victor Hugo novel, Feb. 8, 9 and 10, at Ridgewood Avenue School. Co-directing the production is Christie Graves and Steve Buntrock. Both directors say choosing this musical was a big undertaking. “It was her idea,” Buntrock said […]

Residents gather for 7th Holiday Sing-Along

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — The Glen Ridge Congregational Church and the Women’s Club of Glen Ridge held its seventh annual Community Holiday Sing-Along, on Sunday evening, Dec. 23. According to Jill Simmons, a former WCGR president, the first sing-along took place December 2012, at Fitzgerald’s Sidecar. “It was created by the church as a community outreach […]

Tom Atkinson focuses on the big picture at town schools

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Although Bloomfield teachers strive to maintain an educational consistency at each grade level throughout the district, Tom Atkinson, the Bloomfield director of systems and information technology, said questions about student diversity and technology will need to be answered. In an interview Friday, Sept. 14, at Bloomfield High School, Atkinson said he looks at […]

Trinitas/St. Joseph’s Behavioral Health Network Opens First TMS Treatment Center for Depression

VERONA, NJ — The Trinitas-St. Joseph’s Behavioral Health Network, in partnership with HPR Treatment Centers (a division of TMS Centers of America), has opened an office in Verona to offer Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) treatment to individuals with depression.  Located at 25 Pompton Avenue, Verona, the office is one of six eventual treatment locations that will […]

Principals are asked: What’s new at your school this year

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Bloomfield schools reopened yesterday, Wednesday, Sept. 5, and it’s a good bet to say mostly everything was in order at each building. Of course, students will be greeted by changes and there is hope they will take them in stride and have a productive year. The question, “What can the students expect?” was […]

Fifty sixth-graders promoted at Watsessing Elementary

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Watsessing Elementary School held its annual Class Day in its gymnasium on Friday morning, June 15. Fifty sixth-graders were promoted to the middle school and in September will join students from seven other Bloomfield elementary schools to create what will become the Bloomfield High School Class of 2024. It was a day of […]

Interlibrary loans are slowly but surely coming back

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — Jennifer Breuer and Holly Belli, the Glen Ridge and Bloomfield public library directors, respectively, explained last week the reasons why there have been no interlibrary services since the end of last year. Because of the lack of service, both libraries, and many others, stopped accepting requests for interlibrary loans. Breuer and Belli […]

Donaldson in court but no trial date is picked

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — A hearing date of Feb. 16 was given to former Bloomfield High School running coach and teacher, Leo Donaldson, and his husband and co-defendant, Bradley, by Newark Superior Court Judge Richard Sules on Monday, Jan. 8. A trial date for the Donaldsons is suppose to be determined on Feb. 16. But that expectation […]

Ribbon cutting held for Foley Field message board

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — The long-awaited ribbon cutting for the new digital message board at Foley Field was held Monday, Sept. 25. With temperatures on the playing field probably around 100 degrees, the heat for the 2 p.m. ceremony would have tested anyone’s dedication. And some speakers did mentioned the brutal warmth. But for those individuals who […]

Nutley actress nominated for a Perry Award

NUTLEY, NJ — Nutley resident Caroline Ritacco has been nominated for a Perry Award as Outstanding Youth Actress in a Play for her performance as Young Molly in Neil Simon’s “Jake’s Women,” directed by E. Dale Smith-Gallo and staged in late March and early April at Studio Montclair in Montclair. Also nominated from that production […]

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