Fairview participates in anti-bullying activity

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — The alphabet — all 26 letters — met 26 homerooms to spell the “ABC’s of good character,” at Fairview Elementary School, on Wednesday, Jan. 20. The lettering, and the words prompted by them, were for another “Block the Bully Day” — a communal activity, the second of the school year, aimed at reminding […]

Former BPD officer sentenced to five years

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Former Bloomfield police officer Orlando Trinidad was sentenced to five years in prison on Friday, Jan. 21. Superior Court Judge Michael Ravin told Trinidad, who had been found guilty of second-degree official misconduct, that he was ineligible for parole. At the sentencing, Assistant Essex County Prosecutor Berta Rodriguez asked Ravin for a seven-year […]

Bloomfield DPW tackles Blizzard of 2016

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Directors of the public works departments in Glen Ridge and Bloomfield said streets in their respective communities were drivable by Sunday following an all-day snowstorm Saturday, which left the area under at least 2 feet of snow. In Glen Ridge, William Bartlett was prepared for the storm with 12 men on duty and […]

Bloomfield Chorale is seeking new members

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 […]

Bloomfield’s bike champion

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — There is not a lot of money to be made by riding a mountain bike professionally, but there is a lot of passion, according to Watsessing-area resident Kristine Contento-Angell, the 2015 New Jersey state champion in the professional category of cross-country mountain biking. An Upstate New York native with a sports-competitive streak, Contento-Angell, […]

Residents come together for MLK Day of Service

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Bloomfield residents went to work this past Saturday for their second Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service, a community-based effort to make a positive difference in the township. Last year, that common effort meant painting the Bloomfield Middle School breezeway and adding murals to stairwells. This year there was a collection of […]

Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebrated in Bloomfield

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Martin Luther King Jr. Day was celebrated on Monday, Jan. 18, at New Light Baptist Church. It was the 14th consecutive year the commemoration was held. The event was emceed by Bloomfield Councilwoman Wartyna Davis. The pastor of NLBC is the Rev. Vernon Miller. In attendance were councilmen Nicholas Joanow, Joseph Lopez and […]

Temple Ner Tamid to host violin concert

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — The community is invited to Temple Ner Tamid, located at 936 Broad St., Bloomfield, for a special “Artist in Residence” Shabbat, featuring Grammy Award-winning violinist Lisa Gutkin on Friday, Jan. 22, at 6:30 p.m., with a dinner and concert concert following. An engaging musician, Gutkin is a member of the Klezmatics. She […]

Hoverboards touch down in Bloomfield, Glen Ridge

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — The Bloomfield School District has banned hoverboards from school property. According to Superintendent Sal Goncalves, he informed his administrators Monday that the district was taking this step on the advice of the New Jersey Division of Fire Safety. The Glen Ridge Superintendent of Schools Dirk Phillips said his district has not addressed the […]

Bloomfield church goes solar-powered

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Caring for natural resources were in the declarations and prayers of members of Brookdale Reformed Church this past Saturday when 110 solar panels, recently installed on the church roof and Fellowship Hall, were activated. It was estimated by Jim Thompson, chairman of the church properties committee, that Brookdale Reformed will not have to […]

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