Freeman Tennis Courts are now on the upswing

Freeman Tennis Courts are now on the upswing

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — Freeman Tennis Courts is having another popular year, according to court manager Peter DeCapua, with Glen Ridge and Bloomfield residents among an increasing membership drawn from all Essex County and New York. “It’s been a great year,” he said in a telephone interview earlier this week. “There’s been an increase in membership […]

Congregational Church has interim pastor

Congregational Church has interim pastor

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — The Rev. Damien Lake, 43, the interim reverend for the Congregational Church of Glen Ridge, knows about transitions. In addition to having worked with a church undergoing profound change, he has restored vintage cars. But he also acknowledges having “lost the calling” for 10 years. Born and raised in Michigan, Lake’s father […]

FAMILYConnections kicks off backpack collection

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — FAMILYConnections, a local counseling and family services agency, has announced the start of a “Got Your Back” backpack drive to benefit students in the agency’s Outreach to At-Risk Youth and School-Based Youth Services programs. Donations of individual school items and full backpacks will be accepted through Sept. 1 and can be […]

Big grins and high fives at B2SS

Big grins and high fives at B2SS

WEST ORANGE, NJ — “I got the coolest stuff!” said one young boy running up to greet his father after attending the ninth annual NCJW/Essex Back 2 School Store on Sunday, July 30. “My new backpack makes me feel smart and important!” said another child. With walls completely lined with coats, rows of new sneakers, […]

Council tables new ordinance on noise

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — The Borough Council decided unanimously on Monday evening to table the second reading of an amendment to the current noise ordinance. They did this after listening to a resident, Cheryl Tuosto, express her concerns that the noise ordinance is not being enforced equitably. The borough, Tuosto and her husband, Richard, are currently […]

Children learn bike safety from a GRPD detective

Children learn bike safety from a GRPD detective

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — The Glen Ridge Police Department hosted a bicycle safety night at the public library Monday, Aug. 14. About eight children attended. They were all 10 or younger. There was one girl and most children were accompanied by an adult. Detective Anthony Rivera provided safety tips and the best way to keep a […]

Congregational Church welcomes new minister to pulpit

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — Glen Ridge Congregational Church UCC has announced the appointment of the Rev. Damien J. Lake as designated interim minister beginning Sept. 1. His first Sunday in the pulpit will be Celebration Sunday, Sept. 10, according to a recent press release from the church. The church will celebrate the beginning of the […]

HPC meets with Baldwin St. developer

Commission suggests several changes to proposed Baldwin Street project at Aug. 2 meeting

HPC meets with Baldwin St. developer

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — The Glen Ridge Historic Preservation Commission last week suggested several changes for the proposed Baldwin Street project to make the relief of the building more uniform. The commission met with developer Joe Forgione at its monthly meeting Wednesday, Aug. 2. Forgione acquired five, contiguous private residences on Baldwin Street and sued the […]

Gas Lamp Players perform ‘It’s a Revolution’

Gas Lamp Players perform ‘It’s a Revolution’

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — “It’s a Revolution,” a Gas Lamp Players Teen revue of musical scenes from Broadway shows that redefined musical theater, had a two-show run this past weekend at Ridgewood Elementary School. The show was written and directed by Kristy Graves, a borough resident and a member of the Gas Lamp Players executive board. […]