Materials, extra work boost Essex Ave. cost by 19%

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — Improvements to Essex Avenue will cost Bloomfield and Glen Ridge together about $225,000 more than originally estimated, according to their chief engineers. Bloomfield and Glen Ridge shared the cost of the project because the roadway straddles a borderline with residents of each community living on opposite sides of the street. The added […]

Celebrating Easter in style

WEST ORANGE / GLEN RIDGE, NJ — Members of the Glen Ridge High School Key club joined elders in Easter Egg decorating at Green Hill in West Orange on Saturday, March 19. Pictured, Shirlie Decostanza and a member of the Glen Ridge High School Key Club have fun coloring Easter eggs. Everyone enjoys taking part […]

Women’s Club hosts the annual Favorite Doll Tea

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — The Glen Ridge Women’s Club hosted its eighth annual My Favorite Doll Tea on Sunday, March 13. According to Jill Simmons, the club president for the last two years, the tea has become such an integral club event that it seems to have been around for much longer. The tea has been […]

Health services available

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — The Glen Ridge Board of Health announces the following screenings and programs through the Bloomfield Department of Health and Human Services. •Adult vaccine program, Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. There is a one-time registration fee and an administration fee for every visit. Vaccinations are for those 19 and […]

GR’s preservation awards taking entries

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — The Glen Ridge Historical Society is now welcoming nominations for consideration in its annual preservation awards program. This award recognizes excellence in the preservation and restoration of historic buildings and architectural features. In keeping with their commitment to promote an appreciation of the historic buildings of Glen Ridge, the historical society […]

Ginsburg to lead statewide education-advocacy group

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — Glen Ridge Board of Education President Betsy Ginsburg will be the next executive director of the Garden State Coalition of Schools, effective April 1. Ginsburg replaces Lynn Strickland who has led the group since its inception in 1992. Ginsburg said she will be joining the ranks of her working BOE colleagues since […]

Organ and choral improv brings silent epic to life

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — The music director of the Glen Ridge Congregational Church, Tom Mustachio, will have to be ready for anything Friday night as he improvises the score for a screening of the 1927 silent film epic, “King of Kings” on an organ. Seated behind the screen, he will view the movie on a monitor […]

Girl Scouts take action to help their neighbors

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — Glen Ridge Girl Scout Troop 21265 is accustomed to performing many community-service projects each year. This year, the 11- and 12-year-old Junior Girl Scouts are “taking action” on a much bigger project and calling on the community to help in their donation drive that will benefit local children in need. For […]

Glen Ridge Women’s Club plans Favorite Doll Tea for March 13

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — The Glen Ridge Women’s Club will present the eighth annual Favorite Doll Tea on Sunday, March 13. The afternoon begins with the arrival of the children accompanied by their parents, grandparents and, of course, their dolls — all dressed up for a fashionable, traditional high tea. Often the children and their […]

Neighbors voice concerns over hospital expansion

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — The planning boards of Glen Ridge and Montclair held a joint meeting Monday, Feb. 29, in the Montclair Fire Department Headquarters to discuss the proposed redevelopment project at Mountainside Hospital. Approximately 50 people attended. The purpose of the meeting, according to Glen Ridge Assistant Engineer Michael Zichelli was to draft the language […]

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