Berry retires after 45 years in the borough court

Berry retires after 45 years in the borough court

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — After 45 years at the Glen Ridge Municipal Building, Stephen Berry retired as municipal court administrator Dec. 31, 2017. Berry grew up on Sherman Avenue with Mountainside Hospital in his background and attended Glen Ridge High School, Class of 1970. He began his employment with the borough as court clerk in January […]

Glen Ridge HS girls’ basketball team enjoys good ECT run

Glen Ridge HS girls’ basketball team enjoys good ECT run

GLEN RIDGE, NJ – The Glen Ridge High School girls’ varsity basketball team defeated Montclair in the preliminary third round before losing to second-seeded and defending champion Newark Tech in the first round of the Essex County Tournament to move to a 12-9 record. Claire McMahon had a strong game with 27 points and 20 […]

Glen Ridge Antiques Show a success, say organizers

Glen Ridge Antiques Show a success, say organizers

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — The 72nd Glen Ridge Antiques Show had a successful two-day run at the Glen Ridge Congregational Church on Friday, Feb. 2, and Saturday, Feb. 3, according to show manager Dorothy Waldt. “Attendance was up, I want to say, 15 percent,” she said earlier this week. “And the dealers did very well.” Waldt […]

Glen Ridge Women’s Club holding virtual food drive

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — For the third year, The Women’s Club of Glen Ridge and the Community FoodBank of New Jersey, which is based in Hillside, are partners in sponsoring The Glen Ridge Virtual Food Drive. Why the community FoodBank of New Jersey? • Best for fighting hunger in NJ. Supports 900,000 people and the […]

Gas Lamp Players will present ‘Hairspray’ at Ridgewood

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — A Gas Lamp Players Mainstage production of the musical “Hairspray,” will be presented at Ridgewood Avenue School next Friday, Saturday and Sunday at Ridgewood Avenue Elementary School. For this show, Gas Lamp Players will be joined with the talent of Vanguard Theatre Company, of Maplewood. Gas Lamp Creative Director Kristy Graves spoke […]

New vendors, same traditions at Antiques Show

New vendors, same traditions at Antiques Show

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — The 72nd annual Glen Ridge Antiques Show will be held Friday, Feb. 2, and Saturday, Feb 3, at the Glen Ridge Congregational Church. According to Debbie Turi, the dealers’ manager for the second consecutive year, the show is the longest-running one of its kind in the state. Turi is also a dealer […]

At Ridgewood, good kids get sent to a Jets game

At Ridgewood, good kids get sent to a Jets game

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — Ridgewood Avenue School received 48 tickets at the beginning of the 2017 professional football season from the New York Jets. The tickets were for students who exhibited outstanding behavior. The “Upstander of the Week Program” is in its second year for the Jets. It is an effort to recognize schools that combat […]

PSE&G files first rate review in 8 years, requests 1-percent increase

NEWARK, NJ — On Jan. 12, PSE&G filed its first regulatory rate review in more than eight years, asking for an adjustment in electric and gas base delivery rates that would increase overall revenues by approximately 1 percent, according to a recent release from the company. According to the company, the increase is necessary to […]

DiVincenzo presents proposed 2018 county budget of $725.9M

DiVincenzo presents proposed 2018 county budget of $725.9M

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — On Wednesday, Jan. 10, Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr. presented a proposed 2018 budget of $725.9 million that, according to a press release from the county, stabilizes the county’s financial plan and addresses challenges stemming from ongoing national economic conditions. According to the county, layoffs have been avoided since 2004 […]

Horace Ashenfelter, Olympic hero, has died at 94

Horace Ashenfelter, Olympic hero, has died at 94

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — Horace Ashenfelter III, 94, Olympic gold medalist and Glen Ridge resident, has died. His son James said his father died peacefully on Saturday, Jan. 6, in West Orange. A top American runner from the late ‘40s into the ‘50s, Ashenfelter won the Gold Medal in the 1952 Helsinki Olympics in the 3,000 […]

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