BHS Class of 1947 celebrates its 70th anniversary

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — The Bloomfield High School Class of 1947 held its 70th reunion at Brookdale Tavern + Kitchen on Tuesday afternoon, Oct. 10. One hundred and eighty-nine invitations were sent out and 15 classmates attended the event. They brought along one dozen guests. The Class of 1947, the 93rd to graduate from the school, had […]

Bruce Arlett, ‘The Voice of the Bengals,’ is mourned

Bruce Arlett, ‘The Voice of the Bengals,’ is mourned

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Bruce Arlett, the longtime Bloomfield High School athletic events public address announcer who was affectionately known as “The Voice of the Bengals,” died Oct. 7 after battling a long illness. He was 57. Arlett’s passion for Bengals sports was reflected in his job as a P.A. announcer at Foley Field for football […]

CASA holds 2nd ‘Homeward Bound’ event in West Orange

CASA holds 2nd ‘Homeward Bound’ event in West Orange

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Braving the elements in bright red T-shirts and even brighter smiles, a group of more than 100 volunteers gathered for the Homeward Bound Walk hosted by the CASA for Children of Essex County under the Clipper Pavilion of the South Mountain Recreation Complex in West Orange on Sunday, Oct. 15. Based […]

Elementary schools take a week to reaffirm their respect

Elementary schools take a week to reaffirm their respect

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Bloomfield elementary school students and teachers recognized Respect Week with projects inside and outside of their schools during the first week of October. What the children created with paper and crayons, read and wrote, highlighted the importance for people of all cultures and ethnicity to respect one another. These activities were fun, but […]

Boy Scout Troop 22 to celebrate its 75th anniversary

Boy Scout Troop 22 to celebrate its 75th anniversary

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — While much in the world has changed since 1941, one comforting constant remains strong: the flow of boys and their parents to 60 Byrd Ave. in Bloomfield to participate in Boy Scout Troop 22. The still lively group has been chartered to St. Thomas the Apostle Church for 75 years, teaching life […]

Health Director Lore attends summit on walking

Health Director Lore attends summit on walking

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — After attending a series of workshops at the National Walking Summit, in St. Paul, Minn., Bloomfield Department of Health Director Karen Lore sat down for an interview. The summit was held Sept. 13 to 15 and Lore had been awarded a Partners for Health scholarship to attend the meetings. “I was really surprised […]

New police substation is opened at Felton Field

New police substation is opened at Felton Field

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Bloomfield inaugurated the opening of a police substation at Felton Field on Tuesday, Oct. 3, with a ribbon cutting. A non-binding public referendum had approved creating a substation in 2013. Bloomfield Public Safety Director Sam DeMaio said it was a good location to have the facility after hearing concerns from residents in […]

Benitez appointed as Bloomfield’s top judge

Benitez appointed as Bloomfield’s top judge

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Newly appointed Chief Municipal Court Judge Wilfredo Benitez is a little embarrassed by the attention he has been getting. He understands that he will be the first Hispanic appointed to the Bloomfield Municipal Court, but he just wants to get to work. He sees himself as a public servant, but one who has […]

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