Tom Atkinson focuses on the big picture at town schools

Tom Atkinson focuses on the big picture at town schools

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Although Bloomfield teachers strive to maintain an educational consistency at each grade level throughout the district, Tom Atkinson, the Bloomfield director of systems and information technology, said questions about student diversity and technology will need to be answered. In an interview Friday, Sept. 14, at Bloomfield High School, Atkinson said he looks at […]

Essex County NJ Republican Women celebrates 1-year anniversary

Essex County NJ Republican Women celebrates 1-year anniversary

ROSELAND, NJ — Essex County NJ Republican Women will celebrate the group’s one-year anniversary with “Candidates, Taxes, Dinner, New Friends & New Ideas” on Thursday, Sept. 27, from 6 to 9 p.m. at Jim Johnston’s Steakhouse, 58 Eisenhower Parkway in Roseland. According to the group, Essex County residents who tend to be conservative and value […]

County congratulates senior artists in annual juried art show

County congratulates senior artists in annual juried art show

CEDAR GROVE, NJ — Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr. congratulated 20 Essex County artists who received awards in the annual Essex County Senior Citizens Juried Art Show at an awards ceremony on Thursday, Sept. 13, in the Robert O’Toole Community Center in Cedar Grove Park. “I congratulate the winners and all the artists who […]

Public forum held on question of armed guards in schools

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — A public forum discussing the Bloomfield Board of Education’s proposal to provide each elementary school vestibule with an armed guard was held at Bloomfield High School on Wednesday, Aug. 29. The meeting was moderated by Michael Kaelber, a former director of legal services for the NJ School Board Association. Caitlin Lundquist, an attorney […]

Pet Memorial Day: sorrow, support, memories

Pet Memorial Day: sorrow, support, memories

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — National Pet Memorial Day, celebrated on the second Sunday of September, was observed for the fifth consecutive year at Van Tassel Funeral Home this past Sunday afternoon, Sept. 9. The guest speaker was Claire Schwartz, a certified professional coach in grief counseling who spoke about the significance of grief when honoring a deceased […]

Essex County remembers 9/11

Essex County remembers 9/11

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Seventeen years after the terror attacks at the World Trade Center, Essex County residents gathered at Eagle Rock Reservation in West Orange on Tuesday, Sept. 11, to commemorate the nearly 3,000 lives lost in 2001. With a foggy view of the New York City skyline, residents and elected officials read the […]

County to hold 13th annual Senior Wellness Day

County to hold 13th annual Senior Wellness Day

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The13th annual Essex County Senior Wellness Day, a free event for all county senior citizens, will be Tuesday, Sept. 18, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Codey Arena, 560 Northfield Ave. in West Orange. The Essex County Senior Wellness Day is free and open to all seniors residing in Essex […]

Bloomfield Chorale seeks new members

Bloomfield Chorale seeks new members

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — The Bloomfield Chorale invites interested singers to join. All voice ranges are welcome — soprano, alto, tenor and bass. Weekly rehearsals are held on Tuesdays, starting Sept. 18, from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the Bloomfield Civic Center, 2nd floor, 84 Broad St., Bloomfield. Those interested may drop in at any rehearsal […]

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