Labyrinth can be a metaphor for life

Labyrinth can be a metaphor for life

The Church on the Green will have an illuminated labyrinth walk Friday, Dec. 1, from 6 to 8 p.m. Occurring on the first day of Advent, as Christians begin their spiritual preparation for Christmas, the walk is intended as a way for people to center themselves in preparation for a busy holiday season. The labyrinth […]

Local holiday gift suggestions

Local holiday gift suggestions

With the holiday season upon us, gift shopping can be fun—or stressful. Finding the perfect gifts for loved ones might be a challenge but Essex County offers much when it comes to gifts that are unique, original, and thoughtful. And you’ll feel great supporting local businesses. The following are a few shopping ideas: Saturday, Nov. […]

Bloomfield honors its veterans

Bloomfield honors its veterans

Bloomfield residents observed Veterans Day on Saturday morning, Nov. 11, at 11 a.m., its traditional day and hour. There was the march of veterans, police and fire department officers, from Town Hall to the War Memorial, on the Green. The weather was pleasant and mild. Councilman Nick Joanow, representing the township, walked the short route […]

Mason honors Civil War soldier who gave all

Mason honors Civil War soldier who gave all

Everyday is Veterans’ Day for Michael Perrone, weather permitting. Perrone, the president of the Belleville Historical Society and a mason whose family owns Perrone Mason Contractors in Bloomfield, has for more than 20 years been painstakingly cleaning, throughout northern Jersey, the soiled gravestones and memorials of veterans killed in action. He does this because he […]

Dudley, Parry and Greene winning in Bloomfield

Dudley, Parry and Greene winning in Bloomfield

Kasey Dudley, Stephanie Parry and Nadeisha Greene appear to have won reelection to the Bloomfield Board of Education. Six people ran for the three available seats on the board. Numbers were not official but Parry was leading the vote with 2,342, Greene was second with 2,386 and Dudley was third at 2,347. Following those three […]

Six seeking 3 spots on Board of Education

Six candidates are on the ballot for the Bloomfield Board of Education elections this Tuesday, Nov. 7. All were contacted for an interview by this newspaper; four responded. Three incumbents are seeking reelection and are on the Students Parents Community slate. The three challengers are on the Putting Children First slate. The board is composed […]

Spirit Run benefits Mount Olivet Cemetery

Spirit Run benefits Mount Olivet Cemetery

The ninth annual Spirit Run, a 5K run/walk benefiting the Mount Olivet Cemetery of Sacred Heart Church parish was held Saturday morning, Oct. 28. The race has a nice Bloomfield hometown feel because of the course and location and the relatively short distance which attracts a modest number of entries. Runners start on Park Place, […]

Bloomfield district passes the test

Bloomfield district passes the test

The Bloomfield School District has been given the state Department of Education’s seal of approval, recognizing it as a high-performing public school district. The results of the DOE’s most recent tri-annual evaluation were announced by Superintendent Sal Goncalves at the Tuesday, Oct. 17, board of education meeting. “Everything that we live and breathe in the […]