Indicted councilman’s lawyer may have found loophole

BLOOMFIELD, NJ— Newark Superior Court Judge Martin Cronin said during a court hearing on Friday, Sept. 23, that he will determine if the charge of official misconduct against Bloomfield Councilman Elias Chalet should be dismissed. Chalet was indicted in January 2016 by a state grand jury on five counts stemming from the proposed purchase, by the […]

Church presents talk on solar panels for the home

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — A seminar detailing the benefits of residential solar energy was presented at Brookdale Reformed Church on Thursday, Sept. 22. Elvin Frost, the senior solar advisor for Geoscape, delivered the presentation. The church itself had gone solar earlier this year with Geoscape installing the roof panels. The seminar attracted about a dozen people. “If […]

Join Rachel Coalition at candlelight vigil

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Domestic violence affects every community. It thrives when we are silent, but if we take a stand and work together, we can end domestic abuse. October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and Rachel Coalition, a division of Jewish Family Service of MetroWest, is excited to join together with the community at […]

Former Bloomfield teacher sentenced for pornography

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Former Bloomfield School District teacher Nicholas Schumacher, 30, was sentenced in Morris County Superior Court on Friday, Sept. 16, to three years in prison for distribution of child pornography. Schumacher taught music at Berkeley and Franklin elementary schools and lived in Randolph. His sentence was part of a plea agreement. Although the distribution […]

Murray runs for seat on school board

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — The Independent Press is continuing its profiling of Bloomfield Board of Education candidates in the November elections. Profiled already were incumbents Shane Berger and Jill Fischman, and challengers Djanna Hill-Tall, Laura Izurieta, Lillian Mancheno and Ben Morse. All are running for three open three-year seats. Not yet profiled are challengers Catherine Bumpus and […]

Seniors cut off from shopping, but town promises help

Seniors cut off from shopping, but town promises help

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — A stalled Essex County road project in Bloomfield was making life more difficult for senior citizens living in Kinder Towers, but that problem might be lessened due to the intercession of 1st Ward Councilman Elias Chalet. The road project is the replacement of the Hoover Avenue bridge which crosses over the Third River, […]

Walk raises $8,000 for pediatric cancer research

Walk raises $8,000 for pediatric cancer research

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Bloomfield held its first walk to raise money for pediatric cancer research on Sunday, Sept. 18. It was called “Go for Gold for Pediatric Cancer” and was a trip of 3 miles that started at the Bloomfield Oakeside Cultural Center, on Belleville Avenue. A total of 194 men, women and children, and four […]

Rachel Coalition seeks volunteers to train to assist victims of domestic violence

NEWARK, NJ — The Rachel Coalition, a partnership of nine Northern New Jersey organizations, working together to provide services and support programs for victims of domestic violence in Essex and Morris counties, is seeking volunteers for its Court Advocate Program. This 40-hour hands-on training program educates participants to assist domestic violence victims with emotional and […]

Little Bloomfield scientists learn about tornadoes

Little Bloomfield scientists learn about tornadoes

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — The first-grade students of St. Thomas the Apostle School in Bloomfield  last week learned about tornadoes and how they form. After gaining this knowledge, the students were able to take cleaned water bottles, fill them with soap, water, and glitter, and create mini-tornadoes. This is one of the first STEM Projects of the […]

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