Phillips discusses social-emotional learning, character building in curriculum

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — Glen Ridge Superintendent of Schools Dirk Phillips outlined the student development curriculum the schools are implementing in the district’s five schools at the April 5 Board of Education meeting, talking about how social-emotional learning and character education go hand in hand with academics. “We talk about academics, but it’s just as […]

Bloomfield to host virtual presentation on Essex-Hudson Greenway project

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — The township of Bloomfield will host a virtual presentation on the Essex-Hudson Greenway project on Wednesday, April 14, at 7 p.m.  Mayor Michael Venezia and members of the Town Council will be joined by Essex County Commissioner Brendan Gill for the presentation. The New Jersey Bike & Walk Coalition and the Open […]

Annual initiative warns motorists against distracted driving

Annual initiative warns motorists against distracted driving

TRENTON, NJ — As distracted driving continues to claim more lives on New Jersey roadways than any other risky driving behavior, Attorney General Gurbir Grewal and the Division of Highway Traffic Safety have announced the launch of a statewide public awareness campaign aimed at providing motorists with good reasons to give the road their undivided […]

Freeman Tennis Courts to reopen this month

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — The Glen Ridge Recreation Department has announced that, in compliance with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines, the Freeman Tennis Courts will open in early April, weather permitting, for the 2021 season.  The Freeman Tennis Courts are operated by the Glen Ridge Recreation Department and are located on the corner […]

The show must go on for Shakespeare competition

The show must go on for  Shakespeare competition

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — Glen Ridge High School’s Shakespeare competition looked different this year, thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic that has kept students locked into hybrid learning since the beginning of the school year. Though performers weren’t able to stand on stage at GRHS to compete, the show still went on, and freshman Spencer Morvillo […]

DiVincenzo calls on federal legislators for more COVID-19 vaccines

DiVincenzo calls on federal legislators for more COVID-19 vaccines

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — On Tuesday, March 23, Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr. called upon members of Essex County’s federal delegation to urge President Biden to allocate more COVID-19 vaccine doses to Essex County. The letter was sent to U.S. Sens. Cory Booker and Robert Menendez; U.S. Reps. Donald Payne Jr., Mikie Sherrill, Albio […]

FELLAS empowers Essex County fathers

IRVINGTON, NJ — The Partnership for Maternal and Child Health of Northern New Jersey is launching a new initiative to support fathers in Essex County. FELLAS — Fathers Empowered to Learn, Lead and Achieve Success — engages fathers to strengthen parenting skills, promote healthy relationships, and increase economic stability through employment training and support.    “The partnership […]

New Jersey Blood Services announces a blood emergency one year into the pandemic

New Jersey Blood Services announces a blood emergency one year into the pandemic

NEW JERSEY — New Jersey Blood Services recently announced a blood shortage in the region, one year after the region was the U.S. epicenter of the pandemic. Before COVID-19, donors could stop by community blood drives at convenient locations like high schools, colleges and offices. It has been one year since these groups had to […]

Glen Ridge BOE hears presentation on budget with 2-percent tax increase

Glen Ridge BOE hears presentation on budget with 2-percent tax increase

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — Glen Ridge School District business administrator Barbara Murphy presented the district’s preliminary 2021-2022 budget at the March 15 Board of Education meeting, beginning the process of putting the $35,811,254 budget in place. The tax levy will increase by 2 percent, which is lower than the 2020-2021 budget’s increase of 3.16 percent. […]

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