SHU honors distinguished faculty members

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Seton Hall University recently honored its 2016 cohort of Faculty Researchers of the Year, recognizing six faculty members from the South Orange and Maplewood area for their leadership and courage in the pursuit of new knowledge. This year’s local Researcher of the Year honorees include: Charles Sullivan of Maplewood and Timothy […]

83 N.J. high school seniors receive $92,000 in scholarships

TRENTON, NJ — Comcast NBCUniversal awarded $92,000 in scholarships for the 2016-17 school year to 83 New Jersey high school seniors as part of its annual Leaders and Achievers Scholarship Program. The program, funded by the Comcast Foundation, is a one-time, $1,000 scholarship awarded to the best and brightest high school seniors for their community […]

Family of man ‘cooked alive’ sues Felicity Towers

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Court papers filed in Newark Superior Court on April 21 allege that an elderly man residing in Felicity Tower was “cooked alive” and his wife permanently injured from excessive temperatures coming from the heating unit of their dwelling. According to the documents, Aniello DiNapoli, 82, and his wife, Immaculate, 77, were found by […]

Talk on Civil War to be hosted by History Society

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — The Historical Society of Bloomfield will present “The Role of New Jersey in the Civil War.” The program will treat the battlefront, enlistment motivations, training, camp experience, military discipline, combat and a comparative evaluation of the state’s military record. Home-front politics will also be discussed. The notion of New Jersey as a […]

Characters with character

Characters with character

BLOOMFIELD, NJ  — Each month, selected Bloomfield High School students are recognized for being a positive example to the school community by demonstrating exemplary character traits. These students are ‘Characters With Character.’ The students earning these honors this month are, from left, Zahnaydriah Howell, John Hernandez, Stanley Miller and Jennifer Gaguancela-Aguirre. The students are selected from […]

Local mandolinist recognized for commitment to music

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Throughout Peter Longo’s 94 years, music has been a constant. It was music, particularly the sounds of his beloved mandolin, that amused him while growing up in a close-knit Italian neighborhood years before everyone had televisions. It was music that comforted him while stationed in Italy during World War II, listening to […]

School taxes to rise by $82 for average home in town

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — The Bloomfield Board of Education unanimously passed its 2016-2017 budget Tuesday, April 26. Homeowners with an average-assessed Bloomfield residence of $270,000 will be paying $82 more in school taxes next year to educate township children. The general operating budget for the schools will be $94 million. This is a 3.42 percent increase over […]

Grant enables town to plant about 40 new trees

Grant enables town to plant about 40 new trees

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Bloomfield celebrated National Arbor Day on Friday, April 29, with the planting of an elm tree on The Green. The tree was part of a $20,000 Green Streets grant awarded to the township by TD Bank. The funds provided Bloomfield with about 40 trees. All but one, the elm planted on The Green, […]

Lions Club finds a worthy recipient for camp scholarship

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Seek and you shall find. But sometimes a little inside information helps to connect the dots. The Bloomfield Lions Club, which was looking for a potential recipient for a one-week scholarship to Camp Marcella, a summer camp for visually impaired children, by chance found that person — singing. Gabby Salazar, a Bloomfield High […]

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