Mayer honored for 45 years — and he’s still on the job

Mayer honored for 45 years — and he’s still on the job

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Brookdale Elementary School celebrated “Bob Mayer Appreciation Day” on Tuesday, Nov. 12, to honor the longtime physical education teacher and coach on his 45th anniversary as a Bloomfield School District educator. The entire school came out for the event, with students sitting on the floor of the gymnasium to hear Principal Lauren […]

Veterans Day celebrated in town

Veterans Day celebrated in town

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Veterans Day was observed in Bloomfield on Monday morning, Nov. 11, with a parade from Town Hall to the Miles A. Suarez Post 711 Memorial at Franklin and Broad streets.The weather was almost balmy and emcee Joseph Ellmer, of VFW Post 711, noted that holiday temperatures the previous year had been very […]

Prepare to be blown away by BHS thespians this Nov.

Prepare to be blown away by BHS thespians this Nov.

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — The Bloomfield High School Thespian Society will present Jean Giraudoux’s satirical fantasy, “The Madwoman of Chaillot,” on Nov. 21, 22 and 23, at 7 p.m., in the school Auditorium. The show is directed and produced by BHS theater instructor Brandon Doemling. Written in 1943 and first produced in 1945, the play tells […]

All hands on deck for Halloween party at Oak View

All hands on deck for Halloween party at Oak View

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Oak View Elementary School held its annual Halloween parade and homeroom parties on Thursday, Oct. 31. Concern about the possibility of spooky or otherwise inclement weather caused the masquerading children to march down school hallways instead of the playground as parents, who dropped by for the spectacle, observed from the sidelines. Teachers […]

West Orange ‘pinks out’ at Oct. 25 football game

West Orange ‘pinks out’ at Oct. 25 football game

WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange football came back from two back-to-back losses to take the win over Bloomfield, 39-0, at the annual “Pink Out for Breast Cancer Awareness” game held Oct. 25 in Suriano Stadium.  A halftime ceremony recognized Kelly Elementary School Principal Joanne Pollara as a breast cancer survivor and Bloomfield Athletic Director […]

Family donates papers, items of 1930s mayor

Family donates papers, items of 1930s mayor

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — The Historical Society of Bloomfield recently received a donation of items belonging to former Mayor Harry Newell, who served the township from Jan. 1, 1935, to Dec. 31, 1942. The gift came from Newell’s granddaughter, Ellen Newell Rogers, of Desert Hills, Ariz., and included campaign materials, official Bloomfield Christmas cards, an invitation […]

BOE, teachers’ union reach agreement

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — The Bloomfield Board of Education and the Bloomfield Education Association, the teachers union, reached a mediated agreement for a new contract the night of Wednesday, Oct. 30. Both organizations, under a directive by state-appointed mediator Anthony Bagliore, of the NJ Public Employer Relations Commission, are under an “information embargo,” according to BEA […]

Fischman in election lead, re-elected to Bloomfield BOE

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — In a tight race for the three open seats on the Bloomfield Board of Education, the current board president, Jill Fischman, has a commanding lead. Three other candidates — Dan Anderson, Emily Smith and Ben Morse — are back in the pack in a fight for the remaining two open seats. The […]

Opioid Task Force holds awareness walk through town

Opioid Task Force holds awareness walk through town

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — The Essex Opioid Task Force held its second awareness walk on Saturday morning, Nov. 2. Beginning in Newark and passing through Bloomfield, Glen Ridge, Montclair, Verona and culminating at Caldwell College with a luncheon. The starting point, at Bloomfield Fire Headquarters on Municipal Plaza, was hosted by Hazel House, a cooperative, sober-living […]

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