Demarest joins other schools to raise autism awareness

Demarest joins other schools to raise autism awareness

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — April is Autism Awareness Month. In all Bloomfield elementary schools, lessons are being taught and activities have been planned to raise student awareness of what it means when someone, possibly a classmate, is on the autism spectrum. At Demarest Elementary, three fifth-grade boys took their lessons a step further. Zaid Hamdan, Jacob […]

Resident to receive Off-Broadway award

Resident to receive Off-Broadway award

BLOOMFEILD, NJ — Bloomfield resident Terry Byrne will be the recipient of a prestigious Lucille Lortel Award presented by the Off-Broadway League. She will be receiving the Edith Oliver Service to Off-Broadway Award. A Lucille Lortel Award is the Off-Broadway equivalent of a Tony Award for a Broadway production. An Off-Broadway theater is defined as […]

Teacher of the Year is educator at middle school

Teacher of the Year is educator at middle school

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Danielle Benevento, Bloomfield Middle School seventh-grade mathematics teacher, has been chosen as Bloomfield Teacher of the Year. Benevento teaches math for three classes. Two are inclusive and co-taught with Juan Mendez. The third is a smaller special-education class which she teaches by herself. She received her certification at York College of Pennsylvania […]

JFS of MetroWest to participate in Cooking Companion Program

JFS of MetroWest to participate in Cooking Companion Program

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Jewish Family Service of MetroWest NJ is proud to be participating in Cooking Companions in collaboration with eight other JFS agencies in New Jersey. The program is supported by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and is a yearlong program serving seniors in Essex County. The Cooking Companions program matches adult volunteers […]

Construction will cause traffic alterations

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Construction of the second Bloomfield parking garage is set to begin in early April. The project, Lackawanna Station, will bring 174 new residential units and a new parking garage which will create 314 total parking spaces. In order to ensure the safety of the public, the section of Farrand Street between Ward. […]

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 […]