Live Nativity

Photos Courtesy of Church on the Green BLOOMFIELD, NJ — The Church on the Green in Bloomfield holds its second live nativity story Friday, Dec. 18. The event includes an outdoor narrated walk and follows Mary and Joseph to Bethlehem, making several stops on the church grounds and ending up at the Carriage House for a […]

Charges filed in fatal car crash

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Charges have been filed against a Belleville girl, 17, who was the driver in a single-car crash on Aug. 2, which killed Natasha Bellott, a Bloomfield resident returning from an “American Idol” audition at Temple University. The charges were filed in Bucks County Juvenile Court, by the Office of the Bucks County District […]

Planned striping on Essex Avenue causes concern

BLOOMFIELD/GLEN RIDGE, NJ — A number of Bloomfield and Glen Ridge residents living along Essex Avenue have voiced opposition to striping the roadway because they are concerned that two continuous, yellow traffic lines down its center will alter the residential character of the neighborhood. Although it has recently been resurfaced, scheduled striping of Essex Avenue has […]

Judge sets date for Comasco trial to begin

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — The trial of Nicholas Comasco, a Bloomfield man charged with vehicular homicide and assault by auto, has been scheduled to begin March 14. The date was announced in Newark Superior Court on Wednesday, Dec. 9, by Judge Verna Leath. Comasco, wearing a gray suit and tie, was present in the courtroom. It was […]

Bloomfield schools are focused on attendance

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Student absenteeism is an ongoing concern for the Bloomfield school district, according to Margaret Contaldi, the director of professional development and interim director of curriculum for the school district. The district was cited in September by Advocates for Children in New Jersey as being one of 10 Essex County school districts with 10 […]

Bloomfield teacher is Essex County Teacher of the Year

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — The New Jersey Department of Education has named a Bloomfield educator its 2015-2016 Essex County Teacher of the Year. Oak View Elementary School fourth-grade teacher Jessica Picciuto accepted her award at the Wednesday, Oct. 28, meeting of the Essex County Board of Chosen Freeholders. In an interview at the school earlier this week, […]

Bloomfield resident to perform at Lincoln Center

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Bloomfield resident Corinna Sowers Adler is slated to make her debut in the Appel Room at Jazz at Lincoln Center on Sunday, Dec. 20, at 4 p.m. She was hand picked to sing on the new series, titled “Music Over Manhattan.” Sowers Adler was a nominee for the first-ever Tony Award for […]

Great character

BLOOMFIELD, NJ  — Bloomfield High School students named Characters With Character for the month of  November are, from left, Laura Mizhirumbay, Jaydin Ortiz, Ashley Amoako and Emmanuel Odekunle. Each month, selected BHS students are recognized for being a positive example to the school community by demonstrating exemplary character traits. These students are ‘Characters With Character.’ The […]

Patented invention parked on Broad Street

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — The United States Patent Office must have forgotten to padlock all the windows or pat down its agents at quitting time because on Saturday afternoon, something from its files had escaped and was parked on Broad Street. Er, excuse me? No, a Scootus. That’s right, a Scootus — a first-ever, vehicular rearrangement, which […]

Demarest implements new attendance program

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Demarest Elementary School last week embarked on a new program to improve student attendance, decrease tardiness, and generally, teach students to focus on coming to school, prepared to to learn. Principal Mary Todaro calls the program “Ready Every Day.” She introduced “R.E.D.” in a Nov. 25 assembly. Basically, the program is a friendly […]