Out of Darkness walk draws big crowd

Out of Darkness walk draws big crowd

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — The 5th annual “Out of Darkness Walk,” sponsored by the American Society for Suicide Prevention, was held at Brookdale Park on Saturday, Sept. 14. The effort was dedicated to Gerise Carter, wife of Bloomfield High School football coach Mike Carter. A large contingent of BHS football players made the walk, as did […]

Essex County remembers 9/11 at Eagle Rock overlook

Essex County remembers 9/11 at Eagle Rock overlook

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Essex County residents gathered at the Eagle Rock Reservation to commemorate the 18th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. With a view of the New York City skyline in the background, county officials read the names of the 57 area residents who died in the attacks. Among the speakers were Freeholder President […]

Free Senior Wellness Day in Essex County

Free Senior Wellness Day in Essex County

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Essex County senior citizens are invited to attend the 14th annual Essex County Senior Wellness Day, a free event to be held Tuesday, Sept. 24, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the South Mountain Recreation Complex, 560 Northfield Ave. in West Orange. “We are planning a fun-filled day of activities […]

County recognizes 27 senior citizens for their artistic talent

County recognizes 27 senior citizens for their artistic talent

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — On Sept. 12 in the Robert O’Toole Community Center in Cedar Grove, 27 area artists received awards in the annual Essex County Senior Citizens Juried Art Show. “I congratulate the winners and all the artists who participated in this year’s Senior Art Show. The talent displayed by our senior artists is […]

Jennings is ready for another year at BHS

Jennings is ready for another year at BHS

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — With district classrooms headed into their second week of the new academic year, Bloomfield High School has 1,902 students registered, Principal Chris Jennings said in an interview last week at the school. There are 508 freshmen, 468 sophomores, 482 juniors and 444 seniors. “The freshman class is growing,” he said. Jennings, who […]

Principal helps faculty implement new programs

Principal helps faculty implement new programs

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — School is under way for another year and six teachers, brand new to the district, have joined Principal Alla Vayda-Manzo’s staff at Bloomfield Middle School. In an interview earlier this week, Vayda-Manzo, who is beginning her seventh year as principal, said there will also be two new courses offered as electives to […]

Bloomfield says goodbye to one of its own

Bloomfield says goodbye to one of its own

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Bloomfield resident Anatalia Faith Pena was remembered at two public events in the past week. A requiem Mass at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Montclair on Wednesday, Sept. 4, and a candlelight vigil was held in her memory at Foley Field on Sunday, Sept. 8. A Class of 2018 Bloomfield High School […]

Bloomfield principals speak about the new programs ahead

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — With Bloomfield schools now open, faculty and students are about to embrace new ways of teaching and learning. According to Superintendent Salvatore Goncalves, a key element in the curriculum will be the student’s social and emotional development. Each elementary school principal was interviewed in their office last week about programs new to […]

Fire Department plans for the future

Fire Department plans for the future

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — The Bloomfield Fire Department is working on a new strategic plan that will be an operational blueprint for the next three to five years. The department has recently been holding meetings with stakeholders and on Wednesday, Aug. 28, there was one such meeting held in the Mayor’s Conference Room to hear concerns […]

Shred papers before recycling and recycle used tires

Shred papers before recycling and recycle used tires

CEDAR GROVE, NJ — The Essex County Department of Public Works will hold a Paper Shredding and Used Tire Recycling Day for county residents on Saturday, Sept. 14, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the DPW, 99 West Bradford Ave. in Cedar Grove. “Along with our Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day and Computer & […]

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