Fifth bell makes its way home to Bloomfield

Fifth bell makes its way home to Bloomfield

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Ruth Krieger and her husband decided to escape the rising number of COVID-19 cases in their home state of Florida for a little while recently and headed north to their place in Vermont. It turned out to be a good trip not just for Krieger, but for the Brookdale Reformed Church in […]

Irvington sees milestones and accomplishments, despite COVID-19 crisis

Irvington sees milestones and accomplishments, despite COVID-19 crisis

The township of Irvington is moving forward into the new year while accomplishing two things: feeding an extraordinary number of residents and improving township parks. These two accomplishments are a feat for the township, because they occurred despite the hardships of COVID-19. Mayor Tony Vauss, the Irvington Neighborhood Improvement Corporation and the Department of Health […]

SAL 105 in Belleville presents $1,000 check to charity

SAL 105 in Belleville presents $1,000 check to charity

BELLEVILLE, NJ — As one of its major “adopted” charities, Sons of the American Legion Squadron 105 in Belleville made a $500 donation in December to the Fisher House Foundation. The money was raised through a 50/50 held by the squadron, and was met by a matching corporate donation, which made the final donation $1,000. […]

WOSD to move ahead with hybrid learning

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange School District began Phase 1 of its reopening plan on Jan. 19, welcoming back all staff members to the school buildings, along with cohorts of special-needs students. In a letter to district stakeholders on Jan. 13, Superintendent Scott Cascone said the “soft opening” is an important step in […]

Gas Lamp Players’ mission accomplished: finding new ways to entertain

Gas Lamp Players’ mission accomplished: finding new ways to entertain

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — Like most theater companies, the Gas Lamp Players weren’t able to have the 2020 they had planned. The COVID-19 pandemic canceled their anticipated spring productions and the company’s annual summer camp at Ridgewood Avenue School, which hadn’t run the summer before, either, because of renovations being done at the school. The […]

Fischman to remain as BOE president in Bloomfield

Fischman to remain as BOE president in Bloomfield

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Bloomfield Superintendent of Schools Sal Goncalves announced that the district’s schools would remain closed for in-person learning until further notice in a letter to the community on Jan. 7, saying he would provide an update regarding the safety of opening for hybrid learning on Feb. 23 at the Board of Education meeting. […]

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