Classic cars draw a crowd to Broad St.

Classic cars draw a crowd to Broad St.

The classic car display on Broad Street, a Wednesday night summertime staple, had about 30 cars lined up last week. As often the case, owners were more than happy to share information about their metallic pride and joys. Anthony Lopomo sat near his 2006 Cadillac DTS — DeVille Touring Sedan. The car debuted at the […]

Former Mayor Ralph Conte dies at 94

Former Mayor Ralph Conte dies at 94

Ralph Conte, Bloomfield’s first Democrat mayor, died April 6, in Hamburg. He was 94 years old. Conte led the 1962 charge against the rock-ribbed Republican council, sweeping into power with Joseph Barry, Richard West and Vincent Rospond. The election gave the Democrats a council majority for the first time. Conte did not run for reelection. […]

BHS Class of 2024 graduates

BHS Class of 2024 graduates

Bloomfield High School held its 170th commencement on the evening of June 20, at Foley Field. There were 493 names listed in the program. Principal Christopher Jennings, in keeping with BHS tradition, kept his remarks short leaving what remained to be said to the class president, the salutatorian and the valedictorian. And there were moments […]

Restorative justice at Demarest school

Restorative justice at Demarest school

Demarest Elementary School has been recognized by the New Jersey Educational Association as a restorative justice community and is one of only a few schools in the state receiving this distinction. First, what is restorative justice? This is a method of mitigating disputes between students, and is based on the personal reflection by the students […]

Bowling club celebrates 100 years

Bowling club celebrates 100 years

The Essex County Lawn Bowling Club, which is located in Bloomfield, at Watsessing Park, celebrated its centennial Saturday, June 1. The event attracted a good number of regulars, residents and Essex County Executive Joseph Di Vincenzo. According to distinguished club member, Skip Arculli, lawn bowling is a simple game similar to bocci. Arculli, a township […]

Councilmembers face off in mayoral primary

Councilmembers face off in mayoral primary

Primary voting throughout Bloomfield is Tuesday, June 4. There are two Democrats on the ballot for mayor: Ted Gamble and Jenny Mundell. Gamble was elected councilman in 2016 and appointed temporary mayor Jan. 22. Mundell was appointed May 2017 to the council and elected to a full-term that year. The winner of this primary will […]

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