County police to crack down on impaired driving

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — The Essex County Sheriff’s Office will join with the county’s 22 municipal police departments and participate in a statewide crackdown on drivers impaired by alcohol or drugs as part of the annual end of year “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign. From now through Jan. 1, law enforcement officials will […]

As 2017 ends, DeMaio looks at the crime stats

As 2017 ends, DeMaio looks at the crime stats

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Bloomfield Public Safety Director Sam DeMaio is warning residents that theft is one crime that spikes during the holiday season, and he advises anyone having a package delivered to make certain someone is at the final destination to accept it. Cyber Monday, the first Monday after Thanksgiving when shoppers go online for sales […]

Teacher wins a visit by an educational show for kids

Teacher wins a visit by an educational show for kids

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — A theater troupe from the George Street Playhouse came to Watsessing Elementary School on Friday, Dec. 1. Four performers and a stage manager/sound engineer presented an age-appropriate musical comedy, “Austin the Unstoppable.” This was a 45-minute show about the importance of making healthy eating and recreational decisions. The troupe has been touring the […]

Expungement seminar for Essex residents

EAST ORANGE, NJ — The Essex Vicinage of the Superior Court of New Jersey presents an expungement seminar on Monday, Dec. 11, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at the East Orange Public Library, 21 South Arlington Ave., East Orange. The seminar will be conducted by representatives from the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office, Essex-Newark Legal Services, […]

DPW ready to clear snow from town’s 103 miles of roads

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Prognosticators of the weather are offering conflicting forecasts for the coming months. Some say it will be a mild winter, while others promise plenty of snow and frigid temperatures. But Anthony Nesto, director of the Bloomfield Department of Public Works and Parks, has heard it all. And he also checks with another authority […]

A young voice, hidden for years, is gaining notice

A young voice, hidden for years, is gaining notice

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — She sang at the fifth annual Bloomfield Most Talented Competition on Tuesday, Nov. 21. And although not a finalist, Carteret Elementary School third-grader Zoe Love deserved a prize for a little girl’s triumph over adversity. The competition, hosted by the Bloomfield Cultural Commission at Bloomfield High School, attracted 31 elementary, high school […]

BHS tradition: Key Club, Builder’s Club fete seniors

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — The Bloomfield High School Key Club held its annual Thanksgiving luncheon for seniors on Tuesday, Nov. 21, in the high school cafeteria. Thanksgiving has to be the most traditional holiday on the calendar and as in past years, Key Club members, with the assistance of Builders Club members from the middle school, […]

Charter school application is rejected by NJ Dept. of Ed.

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — The state Department of Education has denied the application for a charter school in Bloomfield. The name of the school was to have been the Bloomfield and East Orange Conservatory Charter School and it was intended to serve a middle-school population from the Bloomfield and East Orange school districts. DOE Commissioner Kimberly Harrington […]

Area Easterseals center assists disabled persons find jobs

Area Easterseals center assists disabled persons find jobs

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Anyone in the area who has ever been told that they can’t obtain employment due to a disability should pay a visit to Easterseals New Jersey. The workforce development team of Easterseals New Jersey has located its solution center in the Hammond Map Building on Valley Street in Maplewood. Through Easterseals Employment […]

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