Bloomfield activist delivers his message in D.C. protest

Bloomfield activist delivers his message in D.C. protest

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Bloomfield resident and environmental activist Ted Glick staged a protest in Washington, D.C., on Thursday morning, April 18, by occupying the ledge above the entrance to the headquarters of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. His action, which included a banner unfurled 30-feet above the sidewalk, advocated the discontinuation of fossil fuel infrastructure […]

Countywide Drug Take Back Day this Saturday

Countywide Drug Take Back Day this Saturday

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — The Essex County Division of Community Health, along with Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo Jr., joined with the Federal Drug Enforcement Administration, the Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention Team, the Essex County Police Chiefs Association and the Essex County Crime Prevention Officers Association to hold Drug Take Back Day and […]

Town volunteers distribute socks to the needy

Town volunteers distribute socks to the needy

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Bloomfield Human Health Services distributed 60,000 pairs of socks to the needy on Wednesday morning, April 10. Forty local agencies dealing with the economically disadvantaged met at the New Light Baptist Church where 300 cartons of socks were stacked. It was the second consecutive year the township channelled the footwear. The socks […]

Grant helps students in STEM workshop

Grant helps students in STEM workshop

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — A $9,000 grant from the Bloomfield Education Foundation has initiated a program at Carteret Elementary School which highlights STEM problem-solving and self-discipline. It is a four-week program on Saturday mornings. STEM is the acronym for science, technology, engineering and mathematics. The Carteret undertaking is also an acronym: SEAL — student accelerating in […]

Bloomfield resident stages protest in Washington, D.C.

Bloomfield resident stages protest in Washington, D.C.

BLOOMFIELD, NJ – On Thursday morning, April 18, Bloomfield resident and environmental activist Ted Glick protested national fossil fuel policies by climbing 30 feet above the sidewalk to the top of the awning of the Washington, D.D. building where the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission is located. Glick began his protest at 6 a.m. and descended […]

County to partner with local charitable organizations

County to partner with local charitable organizations

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr. announced April 8 that the county is participating in 11 special partnerships to increase awareness about and help raise funds for the American Cancer Society, American Heart Association, the Arc of Essex County, the New Jersey Children Alliance, STOP for Nikhil, The Valerie Fund, the […]

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 […]

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