Police aim to save lives with, ‘Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over’

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — The Glen Ridge Police Department made the following announcement: If you’re enjoying the holidays with a drink, The Glen Ridge Police Department has a message for you: Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over. Due to the increase in drunken-driving-related fatalities around the holidays each year, law-enforcement agencies across America will be […]

Thanksgiving Day races feature multiple records

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — On Thanksgiving Day, the Ashenfelter 8-K race and the Tom Fleming Mile run in Glen Ridge enjoyed a record number of finishers, according to race director Dan Murphy. “This year, there were 3,101 finishers in the Ashenfelter Classic,” Murphy said earlier this week. “For the Tom Fleming Mile, there were 461 finishers. […]

GR Friday Night Rec begins

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — Friday night recreation will be held by Glen Ridge Parks and Recreation. The program will be at Ridgewood Avenue School upper gym, with drop-off in the parking lot behind the school. The night features 90 minutes of gym games for kids, supervised by a qualified staff. All registrations for the free […]

The spirit of giving is found throughout Glen Ridge

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — With the final weeks of yet another year upon us, charity is again a key ingredient in holiday cheer for many borough workers and residents. For some of those workers, November is the time to put away razors and soap, and with the money saved by not shaving, make a donation to […]

Residents learn about Thanksgiving at GRCC

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — Local families participated in a group activity organized by Family Faith Time, which meets the second Saturday of each month at Glen Ridge Congregational Church. The group includes families with children and grandparents from Glen Ridge and Bloomfield, as well as neighboring towns. On Nov. 14, 30 members gathered for a […]

Author discusses book about physics phenomenon

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — A borough resident and science journalist has written a book about a problem tackled by Einstein. The writer is George Musser, a former editor with Scientific American, and the problem is known in quantum physics as “nonlocality.” Musser acknowledged in a recent interview at the Glen Ridge Public Library that nonlocality experiments […]

GRPD promotes seatbelts on Thanksgiving

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — The GRPD is joining in a national effort to reach out to all Thanksgiving travelers with one important message: buckle up. Thanksgiving is a busy travel time of the year, putting more people on the road, and unfortunately increasing the likelihood of crashes. Each year in our country, tens of thousands […]

New principal selected for Glen Ridge High School

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — Louis A. Melchor, a veteran educational leader, has been selected as the next principal of Glen Ridge High School. The appointment was announced by Superintendent Dirk Phillips and approved by the Board of Education on Nov. 16. For the past six years, Melchor has served as principal of the North Warren […]

WCGR luncheon features women and gratitude, spirituality

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — In the spirit of Thanksgiving, the monthly luncheon and program at the Women’s Club of Glen Ridge on Tuesday, Nov. 3, featured the theme of the role of women in forming spirituality and a sense of gratitude, beginning in the newly settled America of 1621. About 40 attended the event. The presentation, […]

GRHS Marching Band excels at competitions

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — The GRHS marching band placed at back-to-back events, the first at the US Bands State Championships at Union High School on Oct. 31. Glen Ridge faced off against 11 other marching bands in the Group IIA category. Its performance of Buddy Rich’s “West Side Story” garnered a score of 90.025 to […]