Historical Society brings old time baseball to Wrights Field

Historical Society brings old time baseball to Wrights Field

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — The Historical Society of Bloomfield sponsored a vintage ’base ball’ game at Wrights Field on Saturday, Sept. 15. Suiting up for the home team were the Bloomfield Buzzards, a very good, competitive, hardball baseball team. They competed against the Hoboken Nine, a team which only plays vintage base ball following circa 1864 base […]

County to hold first-ever paper-shredding day

County to hold first-ever paper-shredding day

CEDAR GROVE, NJ — Essex County Department of Public Works will hold a paper-shredding day on Saturday, Sept. 29, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Essex County Public Works Department, 99 West Bradford Ave. in Cedar Grove. “Along with our Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day, Computer & Electronics Recycling Day and Used Tire Recycling […]

NJT announces progress on PTC installation, service adjustments

NJT announces progress on PTC installation, service adjustments

NEWARK, NJ — Progress continues on the installation of Positive Train Control equipment on NJ Transit’s rail fleet to meet federal year-end milestones, requiring NJ Transit to make a final set of rail service adjustments, the organization announced in a Sept. 20 press release. The temporary discontinuation of some trains and modified times and origin/destination […]

PSE&G to lower residential gas bills ahead of winter heating season

PSE&G to lower residential gas bills ahead of winter heating season

NEWARK, NJ — PSE&G is decreasing residential gas bills just in time for the winter heating season, according to a press release from the utility. On Sept. 17, the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities approved, on a provisional basis, PSE&G’s June gas supply filing that will lower customers’ bills, effective Oct. 1. The typical […]

Hundreds march to support suicide awareness

Hundreds march to support suicide awareness

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — The fourth annual Walk To Fight Suicide, sponsored by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, was held at Brookdale Park on Saturday, Sept. 15. The purpose of the event was to dispel the shame and secrecy surrounding the death of a loved one, or anyone, by their own hands. The walk was initiated […]

Tom Atkinson focuses on the big picture at town schools

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 […]

Essex County NJ Republican Women celebrates 1-year anniversary

Essex County NJ Republican Women celebrates 1-year anniversary

ROSELAND, NJ — Essex County NJ Republican Women will celebrate the group’s one-year anniversary with “Candidates, Taxes, Dinner, New Friends & New Ideas” on Thursday, Sept. 27, from 6 to 9 p.m. at Jim Johnston’s Steakhouse, 58 Eisenhower Parkway in Roseland. According to the group, Essex County residents who tend to be conservative and value […]

County congratulates senior artists in annual juried art show

County congratulates senior artists in annual juried art show

CEDAR GROVE, NJ — Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr. congratulated 20 Essex County artists who received awards in the annual Essex County Senior Citizens Juried Art Show at an awards ceremony on Thursday, Sept. 13, in the Robert O’Toole Community Center in Cedar Grove Park. “I congratulate the winners and all the artists who […]

Public forum held on question of armed guards in schools

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — A public forum discussing the Bloomfield Board of Education’s proposal to provide each elementary school vestibule with an armed guard was held at Bloomfield High School on Wednesday, Aug. 29. The meeting was moderated by Michael Kaelber, a former director of legal services for the NJ School Board Association. Caitlin Lundquist, an attorney […]

Pet Memorial Day: sorrow, support, memories

Pet Memorial Day: sorrow, support, memories

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — National Pet Memorial Day, celebrated on the second Sunday of September, was observed for the fifth consecutive year at Van Tassel Funeral Home this past Sunday afternoon, Sept. 9. The guest speaker was Claire Schwartz, a certified professional coach in grief counseling who spoke about the significance of grief when honoring a deceased […]

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