School pride sparkles at first ever Bengalthon

School pride sparkles at first ever Bengalthon

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — The first ever “Bengalthon” was held at Bloomfield Middle School on Friday, Oct. 5. The event was a fundraiser for the Bloomfield Educational Foundation and involved school district sixth-, seventh- and eighth-graders. For a suggested donation of $10 apiece, the students were asked to walk five times around one of the school fields. […]

‘Strut Your Mutt’ through Essex County this spooky season

‘Strut Your Mutt’ through Essex County this spooky season

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Essex County invites area dog owners to display their creativity and participate in “Strut Your Mutt,” the county’s annual canine Halloween costume parade and contest. This year, three parades have been scheduled, with the newly-opened Essex County Hilltop Dog Park hosting its first event. Participation is free. The costume parades and […]

Columbus Day observed with speeches, essays, pancakes

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Columbus Day was celebrated Monday, Oct. 8, for the 23rd time by the Italian community-service organization, Bloomfield UNICO, with its traditional presentation of awards for student essays followed by a pancake breakfast. A threat of rain relocated the observation from the Columbus monument, on the Green, to the Civic Center, where breakfast for […]

Jewish Vocational Service to brief businesses on new state labor laws

Jewish Vocational Service to brief businesses on new state labor laws

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Jewish Vocational Service of MetroWest will offer a one-time seminar to help brief New Jersey’s small businesses on new workplace laws, which may affect businesses, on Wednesday, Oct. 24, from 9 to 11:30 a.m. at 354 Eisenhower Parkway, Plaza 1, Suite 2150, Livingston. The seminar is for business owners, human resources specialists, […]

Boy and mom explain his malady to Oak View classmates

Boy and mom explain his malady to Oak View classmates

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — The nonprofit organization myFace presented two assemblies at Oak View Elementary School on Monday morning, Oct. 1. The first was for an audience of kindergarteners to second-graders and the later assembly was for the older students. The myFace organization addresses congenital defects of a child’s face and skull. The goal of myFace, according […]

Good crowd, nice weather for Oakeside’s walk for cancer

Good crowd, nice weather for Oakeside’s walk for cancer

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — The Oakeside Bloomfield Cultural Center hosted its 3rd annual Pediatric Cancer Walk on Sunday, Sept. 30. Organizing the event were Kim Reilly, director of the center, and Jess Wells, a pediatric cancer nurse. Approximately 100 individuals registered to walk a three-mile loop from Oakeside, through Bloomfield Center, and back. More individuals registered on […]

Oldest Job Haines resident celebrates 105 years

Oldest Job Haines resident celebrates 105 years

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Genevieve Eilers, the oldest resident at Job Haines Home, celebrated her 105th birthday on Monday, Oct. 1. She has been a resident at the Bloomfield facility for nine years. Executive Director Noreen Haveron said when she first arrived, Genevieve showed that she was an independent woman. She decided she wanted to leave and […]

Protect the environment by properly disposing your household hazardous waste

Protect the environment by properly disposing your household hazardous waste

CEDAR GROVE, NJ — Essex County resident are encouraged to participate in the Essex County Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day, sponsored by the county of Essex and the Essex County Utilities Authority, on Saturday, Oct. 6, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Old Essex County Hospital Center, 125 Fairview Ave. in Cedar Grove. “There […]

Lawn bowling tournament drew a crowd at Watsessing

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — The Essex County Lawn Bowling Club, located in Watsessing Park, hosted a regional tournament this past weekend, Sept. 22 and 23. The competition was sanctioned by the Northeast Division of Bowls USA and is named the Skip Arculli Pairs Competition. Arculli is a member of the club and was also a member of […]

County’s Republican women celebrate 1-year anniversary

County’s Republican women celebrate 1-year anniversary

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — In the overwhelmingly Democratic Essex County, a group of women are working to bring together female Republican voters in the area with the Essex County NJ Republican Women. “The mere existence of our group gives like-minded people a place to go,” co-founder and President Maureen Edelson said in a recent interview. […]