Job Haines Home to celebrate 125-year anniversary with gala

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Job Haines Home in Bloomfield is celebrating its 125-year anniversary. Job Haines offers assisted living, long-term nursing care, respite care and subacute rehabilitation services. In the past 125 years, the organization has evolved and grown to meet the changing trends in health care and the needs of people in its care, with […]

Bloomfield man killed in motorcycle crash in Glen Ridge

Bloomfield man killed in motorcycle crash in Glen Ridge

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — The Essex County Prosecutor’s Crime Scene Investigations Bureau is investigating a fatal car and motorcycle collision that occurred Sept. 27 in Glen Ridge, according to a Sept. 28 press release from the ECPO. Jordan A. Mayrant, 22, of Bloomfield, was killed when his Yamaha YZF motorcycle collided with an Audi Q5 […]

Essex County commissioners hold annual Hispanic Heritage Month event

Essex County commissioners hold annual Hispanic Heritage Month event

NEWARK, NJ — On Wednesday, Sept. 28, the Essex County Board of County Commissioners held its annual Hispanic Heritage Month event to celebrate the accomplishments of Hispanic men and women everywhere and honor outstanding county citizens for their contributions both to the county and society as a whole. This year, the board recognized Newark Councilman […]

Watsessing students work together on projects

Watsessing students work together on projects

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — September is a busy month for Bloomfield Public Schools students, and several districtwide activities were on display last week at Watsessing Elementary School. Hispanic Heritage Month, a national observance from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15, was in full swing for each grade, and the yearlong, student-led Wingman program kicked off with an […]

Revival of Kaplan Art Gallery kicks off with new exhibit

Revival of Kaplan Art Gallery kicks off with new exhibit

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Bloomfield College announced the revival of art exhibitions at its Scott A. Kaplan Art Gallery located on the second floor of the college’s library at 80-86 Oakland Ave. in Bloomfield. Following a brief period of dormancy, the revived gallery will kick off with a reception for the solo exhibition of renowned collage […]

Township of Bloomfield issues guidance to residents regarding spotted lanternfly

Township of Bloomfield issues guidance to residents regarding spotted lanternfly

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — At the Sept. 19 Bloomfield Township Council meeting, Tom Purtell, Bloomfield’s forester since 2019, gave a brief presentation about the sharp increase in spotted lanternflies in town, advising residents to refer to the New Jersey Department of Agriculture for information on how to control an infestation. This insect has the potential to […]

State purchases land for Essex-Hudson Greenway

State purchases land for Essex-Hudson Greenway

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — In a major milestone in the long-sought effort to create a multiuse recreational trail spanning Essex and Hudson counties, Gov. Phil Murphy announced Sept. 15 that the state has successfully acquired the inactive Norfolk Southern Railway Co. railway that stretches nearly 9 miles from Montclair to Jersey City, passing through Glen […]

Longtime running coach recalls his tenure at Bloomfield High School

Longtime running coach recalls his tenure at Bloomfield High School

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — One afternoon last week, Paul Williams, 85, related his experiences serving as Bloomfield High School’s running coach. He had been head coach for cross-country, indoor track and outdoor track from 1961 to 2002. Born in Jersey City, he moved with his family to Dearborn, Mich., due to his father’s employment with Ford […]

U.S. News ranks Bloomfield College as top private college in NJ in social mobility

U.S. News ranks Bloomfield College as top private college in NJ in social mobility

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Bloomfield College is ranked No. 18 nationally in the U.S. News & World Report 2022-2023 Best Colleges listings of top performers on social mobility among 210 national liberal arts institutions. The data also recognizes Bloomfield College as the top private college for social mobility in the state of New Jersey. “Bloomfield College’s […]

Public forum on solar energy in Bloomfield

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Environmental activists in Bloomfield, who have been working since 2016 to get the town and school district officials to install solar panels on buildings, are holding a public forum on Tuesday, Sept. 27, at 7 p.m. at the Civic Center, 84 Broad St. in Bloomfield.  Speakers at the event will include: Satenik […]

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