EO mayor promotes $15-an-hour minimum wage

EAST ORANGE, NJ — East Orange — which once received national acclaim for being one of the cleanest cities in America; for its innovative use of technology to combat persistent, long-running law enforcement concerns; and for the Police Department’s historic reductions in crime through the direction of former police Director Jose Cordero during former Mayor […]

Fifth-grader wins statewide DAR essay contest

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — A Demarest Elementary School student has been named the statewide, first-place winner in a Daughters of the American Revolution story contest. Fifth-grader Genevieve Reoch won for her story on the DAR-determined topic, “A Colonial Family’s Reaction to the Stamp Act.” The DAR selected this topic because March 22, 2015, marked the 250th anniversary […]

Proposed school, town taxes total $98 for average home

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Bloomfield taxpayers may be paying an additional $98 dollars per average-assessed home if the proposed municipal and school budgets are both approved. The proposed municipal budget estimates a tax increase of $16 for the average-assessed home. The school budget estimates a tax increase of $30.60 per $100,000 for the same home. This would […]

Morris Canal is subject of slide show, talk on Tuesday

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — The Historical Society of Bloomfield will present a program, “The Morris Canal in Bloomfield,” on Tuesday, March 22, starting at 7:30 p.m. This slide show of historic maps and photographs explores why the Morris Canal was important to the development of Bloomfield; why it is an important historic resource today; what remains […]

Girl saved by coaches on Foley Field track

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — A sophomore member of the Bloomfield High School track team collapsed during practice at Foley Field on Tuesday, March 8, when her heart apparently stopped. The girl, Ava Covington, was revived by a coach using a defibrillator and performing CPR. She is now hospitalized at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital, in New York, where she […]

Learn Euro egg decorating

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Van Tassel Funeral Home will be hosting a European Easter egg decoration class on March 20 from 1 to 3 p.m. There are many ways of healing and the purpose of this class is to provide participants with a new healing opportunity. This Palm Sunday event will present the European painting technique […]

New vocational technical school has groundbreaking

NEWARK, NJ — The groundbreaking of the new Essex County Congressman Donald M. Payne Sr. Vocational Technical School in Newark was on Monday, March 14. The 310,000 square-foot building being constructed on the site of the former United Hospital will provide a modern learning environment that will enable the school district to offer curriculum and […]

Apply now for a SECC scholarship

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — The Suburban Essex Chamber of Commerce Foundation plans to recognize three academic recipients for a 2016 scholarship award. The recipients must be a graduating senior and reside in Bloomfield, Glen Ridge or Belleville. The criteria for the scholarships are based on financial need; fall attendance at a college, university or vocational school; […]

Young scientists

BLOOMFIELD, NJ  — The seventh- and eighth-grades students at St. Thomas the Apostle School recently had a school science fair. From tasting the texture of food coloring, to growing plants with music to ending distracted driving, the students all impressed the faculty, school community and judges. Awards were presented, and the projects were then presented […]

Bloomfield Chorale seeks new members of all ages

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Bloomfield Chorale seeks singers of all levels and backgrounds, all ages, non-residents and residents alike. The chorale resumes its spring season with rehearsals held on Tuesdays, at 7:30 to 9:30 p.m., at the Bloomfield Civic Center, second floor, 84 Broad St. Comprised of people from Bloomfield and the Essex County area, the […]

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