Essex County buyback takes 332 guns off streets

Essex County buyback takes 332 guns off streets

NEWARK, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens II and Essex County Bar Association President Raj Gadhok recently announced that the organizations’ one-day gun buyback on March 30 took out of circulation 332 guns, ranging from assault weapons to pistols. “While a single gun buyback is not going to end violent crime, we […]

Storyteller weaves her magic at Bloomfield Library

Storyteller weaves her magic at Bloomfield Library

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — The writer of the following story was regretfully unable to attend the recent oral interpretation performances of Michele LaRue, which are the subject of this account. An interview with LaRue did however take place at the Little Theatre after curtain. Plot summaries are from a reading of the stories and not from […]

Residents protest gas compressor

Residents protest gas compressor

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — A Bloomfield councilman will introduce a resolution requesting the state to reconsider a proposed compressor that would pump natural gas through Bloomfield. The compressor, to be built by Williams/Transco, would be located beside a working gas compressor, in Roseland, on Eagle Rock Avenue. Councilman Nicholas Joanow said Friday, March 29, that his […]

County honors tech school, ECC students for WHM

County honors tech school, ECC students for WHM

NEWARK, NJ — The theme of this Essex County’s annual Women’s History Month Program this year was “Students Achieving Today – Our Leaders of Tomorrow.” During the March 29 event, held at the Hall of Records in Newark, 2019 Essex County Althea Gibson Leadership Awards were presented to Joelissa Ostine, a student at Essex County […]

Local talent to be featured in ‘Shows for Days’

Local talent to be featured in ‘Shows for Days’

BLOOMFIELD, NJ —Bloomfield residents Rafaelle Danta and Ruth Kliwinski will be performing in the Nutley Little Theatre production of “Shows for Days,” opening Friday, April 12. Both actors have been with the theater group for about a year. Kliwinski had not performed for 20 years until appearing in the Little Theatre production of “Five Women […]

Residents take action at climate conference

Residents take action at climate conference

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — The environmental group 350NJ-Rockland held its first-ever conference at the Brookdale Reformed Church on Sunday, March 24, attracting more than 100 people. Ted Glick, a Bloomfield resident and the group’s president, said in a recent phone interview that, “The conference was called because there is an upward surge of concern. Climate has […]

Irish eyes are smiling when Gallagher performs

Irish eyes are smiling when Gallagher performs

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Ian Gallagher, a singer who easily connects his audience to Irish history, the melodies he sings and the American stars who once performed them, came to the Bloomfield Public Library on Saturday afternoon, March 23. His one-hour performance was part of a monthly musical offering by the library, where presentations highlight a […]

ECPO, County Bar sponsor gun buyback

ECPO, County Bar sponsor gun buyback

NEWARK, NJ — The Essex County Prosecutor’s Office and the Essex County Bar Foundation are jointly sponsoring a one-day guy buyback on Saturday, March 30. Anyone can anonymously turn in up to three guns, no questions asked. The gun buyback will be held in Bethany Baptist Church’s Fellowship Hall, 275 W. Market St. in Newark. […]

New Lion Gate park is dedicated

New Lion Gate park is dedicated

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Ground was broken on the proposed Lion Gate open space project Friday, March 15. Envisioned on the 18.2-acre site of the former Scientific Glass Co. is a soccer field and park. A floodplain will also be created on four acres. The ceremony, hosted by Bloomfield Township Administrator Matthew Watkins, attracted county and […]