TBZ, other local projects to see state spending freeze

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — On June 30, Gov. Phil Murphy signed the Fiscal Year 2020 Appropriations Act into law. The budget lacked the governor’s long-supported millionaire’s tax, which had been vehemently opposed by N.J. Senate President Stephen Sweeney. While Murphy seemingly lost the fight for a millionaire’s tax, he hit back with Executive Order No. […]

Winter concert with Bloomfield Symphony Orchestra

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Music director Israel “Buzz” Herman will conduct the Bloomfield Symphony Orchestra in its second concert of the 2018-2019 season on Sunday, March 17, at 3 p.m. with a program that will include the Symphony No. 1 in D minor of Charles Gounod, “Somerset Rhapsody” of Gustav Holst and the Viola Concerto in […]

BHS to present ‘Cinderella,’ the musical

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Bloomfield High School will present its winter musical next week with four performances of “Cinderella,” with music by Rodgers and Hammerstein. The show will be unique because its director/producer, BHS theater teacher Brandon Doemling, did not have enough high school boys to cast so he had to cast several Bloomfield Middle School boys […]

AOH Division 9 to hold annual dinner in W. Orange

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The Ancient Order of Hibernians, Michael L. Delahunty Division 9, in Montclair, will celebrate its 119th anniversary with a dinner and dance on Saturday, March 2, at 6:30 p.m. at Mayfair Farms in West Orange. This year’s guests of honor are Ted Yurgel, James Horn and Barbara Lyons. Lyons is a […]

What was your first favorite book as a child?

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — February is National Library Lovers Month. With that in mind, we emailed a question to library lovers around town and asked them to name their first favorite book. We thank those people who responded and here is what they had to say. • Linda Colucci, principal of the Early Childhood Learning Center: “My […]

Brookdale Church brings another bell back to Bloomfield

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — When Brookdale Reformed Church received a package containing a brass handbell bearing its name in raised lettering about a half-year ago, the musical instrument was an historic link to its past. It had been found by a 10-year-old boy playing baseball in 1953 when his toe kicked against something partially buried in a […]

County recognizes ‘Essex Five’ for Black History Month

NEWARK, NJ — On Friday, Feb. 15, at the county’s 16th annual Black History Month celebration, Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr. presented Essex County Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Leadership Awards to the NAACP Chapters in Essex County — Oranges-Maplewood, Newark, Montclair and Irvington — and the Urban League of Essex County. Known as […]

School board cuts bus-rental fee for class trips

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — The Bloomfield Board of Education approved on Jan. 22 a resolution which will decrease by $100 school bus fees for student field trips outside of Essex County. The action returns the cost to $300 per trip following a board-approved increase to $400 per trip in September. The new resolution, which passed unanimously, additionally […]

The Dream: 4,000 flags on BHS lawn

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — A Bloomfield High School teacher is attempting to raise $4,000 in order to cover the high school lawn with 4,000 American flags by Memorial Day. With the help of one Bloomfield elementary school, she is about halfway there. Peggy Sullivan, a BHS history teacher, said she got the idea for the display […]

Bloomfield HS Hall of Fame to induct 8 new members

BLOOMFIELD, NJ – The Bloomfield Educational Foundation (BEF) will hold its 2019 Annual Gala Dinner on May 3, 2019 at the Forest Hill Field Club in Bloomfield.  A sellout crowd is expected as eight athletes will be inducted into the Bloomfield High School Hall of Fame that evening. Tickets are $100 each and $50 for […]

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