Local composer is awarded state fellowship

Local composer is awarded state fellowship

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — It was announced this week that Glen Ridge composer and pianist Amanda Harberg has been awarded a New Jersey State Council on the Arts Individual Artist Fellowship for her composition “Suite for Woodwind Quintet.” The fellowship will provide her with financial support for one year. In a telephone interview, Harberg characterized […]

Assemblyman calls for cursive to be taught in school

BLOOMFIELD/GLEN RIDGE, NJ — A bill has been reintroduced in the state Legislature that would, if approved, require public school districts to teach cursive writing in elementary schools. Reintroduced in January, Assembly Bill No.1754 has three primary sponsors, including Assemblyman Ralph Caputo, D-District 28, who represents Bloomfield and Glen Ridge. “Students can’t even write their […]

Wingman Program builds inclusivity in schools

Wingman Program builds inclusivity in schools

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — An activity encouraging the social and emotional development of Bloomfield public school students was introduced last month and will conclude at the end of the school year. It is called the Wingman Program and was developed by the parent of a victim at the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Newtown, Conn., […]

Fourth-graders explore what friendship really means

Fourth-graders explore what friendship really means

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — “Friendship” was the word during an assembly last week in the gymnasium at Fairview Elementary School, as fourth graders explained the qualities a person needs to be a friend. The attributes or ingredients were given in “friendship pie recipes,” and, from this, the audience learned that friendship requires many ingredients to turn […]

Glen Ridge Antiques Show is still in fashion

Glen Ridge Antiques Show is still in fashion

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — The 74th annual Glen Ridge Antiques Show took place at the Glen Ridge Congregational Church last week. According to Debbie Turi, the dealer manager, the show went very well and the gate had increased from last year, when 1,100 attended. All of the dealers interviewed agreed with her: A successful antiques […]

Murphy speaks at town hall meeting in Maplewood

Murphy speaks at town hall meeting in Maplewood

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Gov. Phil Murphy held a town hall meeting at The Woodland in Maplewood on Jan. 29, speaking to area residents about state government initiatives and answering several questions from members of the audience. Assemblywoman Mila Jasey, who represents New Jersey’s 27th Legislative District, introduced Murphy at the event. “We found we had […]

Free cardiac and concussion screenings for young athletes

Free cardiac and concussion screenings for young athletes

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The Matthew J. Morahan III Health Assessment Center for Athletes at RWJBarnabas Health will provide free cardiac and concussion baseline screenings to young athletes on Saturday, March 7, from 8 a.m. to noon at Codey Arena, 560 Northfield Ave. in West Orange. When preliminary testing to identify serious cardiac problems is […]

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