‘Star Wars’ Party was a big hit

‘Star Wars’ Party was a big hit

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — Imaginative parents of some Glen Ridge High School 2016 graduates did their own star turn last week when they created a “Star Wars”-themed party for Project Graduation. The event is an annual celebration in three parts for students following the graduation ceremony. Sandwiched between a dinner-dance at the Women’s Club of Glen […]

Renovations now under way at Carteret Park

Renovations now under way at Carteret Park

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — Work to remediate the longtime drainage problem at Carteret Park is now under way. According to Councilman Dan Murphy, the multi-purpose field is being regraded. Murphy said the east-side backstop will also be removed to provide for a smaller soccer field. An off-leash area of the park will be created for dogs. […]

Bloomfield, Glen Ridge students honored by NCJW/Essex

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — The National Council of Jewish Women, Essex County Section, have honored three Essex County high school students with the Nancy and Robert Eskow NCJW Volunteer Awards, according to a press release from the NCJW/Essex. Selected from a field of 36 applicants, the 2016 award-winners include Madeline Broderick of Glen Ridge High […]

Bendin set to retire after 25 years in GR school system

Bendin set to retire after 25 years in GR school system

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — With a total of 25 years in the Glen Ridge School District, kindergarten teacher Diana Bendin is retiring after spending the last 22 years at Forest Avenue School. Bendin taught previously at Linden Avenue School and the United Nations International School. She received her teaching certification at Ithaca College and her master’s […]

Math teacher Kennedy will be stepping down this year

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — Glen Ridge High School mathematics teacher Darlene Kennedy is retiring this month. She has been a middle school teacher for the last 13 years. Kennedy received her certification at Glassboro State College. In a telephone interview, Kennedy said most of the changes in teaching over her years of employment have been in […]

Essex County high school teens learn that love shouldn’t hurt

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Does your teenager know the warning signs of an abusive relationship? One in three teens experience verbal or physical abuse from a dating partner. This statistic is the reason that “safe dating” education is now required by law in New Jersey. Participating Essex County high schools — Columbia High School in […]

Graduation has a ‘Star Wars’ theme this year

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — It is time once again for Project Graduation. Co-chairing for the second time in three years is Laura Buchmann. Her co-chairwoman is Beth Barry. “They usually try to get someone to chair with someone who hasn’t done it before,” Buchmann said in a telephone interview this week. Project Graduation is an opportunity […]

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