Four candidates in BOE race ready to serve

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Four new members will be joining the Bloomfield Board of Education in January, with three of the successful candidates having previous board experience. The uncertified results, for three-year seats, had Michael Heller as the top vote-getter with 4,792 votes. He previously served a board term, but was defeated in 2017. Ralph Walker, with […]

Bloomfield Symphony Orchestra to open new season

Bloomfield Symphony Orchestra to open new season

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Music director Israel Herman will open the Bloomfield Symphony Orchestra’s 86th season on Sunday, November 18, at 3 p.m. with a program including Carl Maria von Weber’s “Overture to Oberon”; “Violin Concerto No. 1,” by Max Bruch; and “Beethoven Symphony No. 6 in F major, Op. 68 (Pastoral).” The concert will be […]

Know how to report voting irregularities, abuses or frauds

Know how to report voting irregularities, abuses or frauds

NEWARK, NJ — U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced Oct. 31 that senior trial counsel Allen B.K. Urgent will lead the office’s efforts in connection with the Justice Department’s nationwide Election Day Program for the Nov. 6 general election. Urgent, senior trial counsel Mark McCarren and Assistant U.S. Attorney Gabriel Vidoni have been appointed to serve […]

Town resident keeps sneaking back into limelight

Town resident keeps sneaking back into limelight

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Bloomfield resident Anne Kenny Simpson is an especially busy woman these days — and nights. A Bloomfield High School paraprofessional, she and her husband are busy at work on their Morton Street fixer-upper home. Last week, sitting in her living room among unopened boxes of recently delivered cabinetry, Simpson said that while the […]

NY Giant, BHS grad tells kids to be resilient

NY Giant, BHS grad tells kids to be resilient

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — A member of the New York Giants football team, defensive end Kristjan Sokoli, visited Franklin Elementary School on Monday, Oct. 22. He spoke to an audience of third- to sixth-graders, and his niece, Keira, was among them. No doubt many students were in awe of a 6-foot 5-inch man standing before them, and […]

County residents win costume contests at annual ‘Strut Your Mutt’

County residents win costume contests at annual ‘Strut Your Mutt’

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr. welcomed dog owners and their pets to the annual Essex County Strut Your Mutt Canine Costume Parades and Contests at Brookdale Dog Park Bloomfield/Montclair and at South Mountain Dog Park in Maplewood/Millburn on Saturday, Oct. 20, and Hilltop Dog Park in North Caldwell on Sunday, […]

Civic Band performs Sunday

Civic Band performs Sunday

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — The Bloomfield Civic Band will perform its fall concert Sunday, Oct. 28, at 3 p.m., at the Bloomfield Middle School. It will be under the direction of Frank Ortega. Although he will not be performing, Ortega is a tuba player. He is in his fourth year conducting the Bloomfield Civic Band. The theme […]

Palagano coordinating town’s recycling program

Palagano coordinating town’s recycling program

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Bloomfield Municipal Clerk Louise Palagano has assumed the role of recycling coordinator for the township. She is assuming the duties from Department of Public Works employee Joseph Testa. The change occurred in July and she will continue as the municipal clerk. In her Town Hall office recently, Palagano had a clear idea of […]

Local NAACP to host marijuana legalization forum at Bloomfield College

Local NAACP to host marijuana legalization forum at Bloomfield College

BLOOMFIELD — The Oranges-Maplewood NAACP will host a community forum on marijuana legalization legislation pending in the state Legislature on Saturday, Oct. 27, from 1 to 4 p.m. at Bloomfield College, College Hall Classroom 016, 467 Franklin St., Bloomfield. The forum will be moderated by 25-time Emmy Award-winner Sandra King, of Rutgers University, the producer […]