Former governor to chair Essex County Civilian Task Force

Former governor to chair Essex County Civilian Task Force

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Former N.J. Gov. James McGreevey was appointed as chairman of the Essex County Civilian Task Force on Thursday, Feb. 27. McGreevey is the first appointment to the task force, which will work with the administration of the Essex County Correctional Facility to address systemic issues at the facility. “We are pleased […]

Improvements continue on Bloomfield’s roads and buildings

Improvements continue on Bloomfield’s roads and buildings

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Brick-and-mortar progress was seen throughout 2019 in the township. This included work on Montgomery Street, where the New Jersey Turnpike Authority rebuilt the parkway overpass and redirected traffic for a good part of the summer. Another Bloomfield building was demolished, this one at Broad Street and Maple Avenue, to make way for […]

Area Republicans to celebrate Lincoln Day Dinner

Area Republicans to celebrate Lincoln Day Dinner

MONTCLAIR, NJ — New Jersey 2nd Amendment activist and entrepreneur Anthony Colandro of Gun For Hire Range and Gun For Hire Radio will be the keynote speaker at the 2020 Lincoln Day Dinner of the Montclair Republican Club and the Essex County NJ Republican Women, to be held at 6 p.m. on Thursday, March 26, […]

Roller derby girl: As nasty as she wants to be

Roller derby girl: As nasty as she wants to be

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — Skating in the Garden State Roller Derby league with the bad-girl moniker Fibonasty, Glen Ridge resident Doris Jeannotte loves roller derby for its camaraderie and sweat. Temporarily transplanted from Montreal, Jeannotte is a visiting scholar at Montclair State University, where she is researching the teaching of mathematics in elementary schools. She […]

Help those experiencing domestic violence

Help those experiencing domestic violence

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Make a difference in the lives of domestic violence victims by becoming a Domestic Violence Response Team volunteer with Rachel Coalition and the Safe House. Specially trained DVRT volunteers provide support, information and referrals to victims at police headquarters, and educate victims about their legal rights in obtaining temporary restraining orders. […]

Recess STEM program conducted at Berkeley School

Recess STEM program conducted at Berkeley School

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Berkeley Elementary School has received a $3,000 Bloomfield Educational Foundation grant for a recess STEM program for second and third graders. The seven-week program is conducted by the Montclair Learning Center. Each session is 30 minutes long. On Friday, Feb. 14, Megan McGlone’s third grade class, working from kits, assembled remote-control cars. […]

Bloomfield residents eagerly await new assessed property values

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — With state and Essex County tax authorities having ordered the recently completed revaluation of Bloomfield residential and commercial properties, township administrator Matthew Watkins said last week there was concern by some residents that an increase in property value would mean higher taxes. But that is not necessarily so, he said, and taxes […]

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