Borough prepares for the Thanksgiving Day races

Borough prepares for the Thanksgiving Day races

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — Security measures for the Ashenfelter 8K and Tom Fleming Mile races on Thanksgiving Day will be increased in the aftermath of the New York City incident earlier this month when a truck was purposely driven onto a bicycle path along the Hudson River, killing eight cyclists. The driver, who is suspected of […]

CASA outreach effort seeks volunteers in GR

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — A meeting was held Monday evening, Nov. 13, at the Glen Ridge Public Library to call attention to the challenges and rewards of becoming a volunteer for CASA, the acronym for Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children. About 18 people attended and women outnumbered men 5 to 1. Some were husbands and […]

Essex teens learn ‘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 required by law in New Jersey. West Orange High School, Montclair High School and Technology High School […]

How Essex County residents voted this past election

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — This election season in Essex County was quite eventful, with a combined 55 elections and four public questions. There were a whopping 159 candidates listed on the various county ballots. All results remain unofficial until certified by Essex County Clerk Christopher J. Durkin. The biggest election was of course that for […]

Kidde recalls fire extinguishers with plastic handles

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Kidde Fire Safety has issued a recall for Kidde fire extinguishers with plastic handles due to discharge failure and nozzle detachment. This product recall involves two styles of Kidde disposable fire extinguishers: plastic handle fire extinguishers and plastic push-button fire extinguishers. This recall does not include Kidde Professional or Badger branded […]

Murphy, Mans win council seats by wide margin

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — Incumbent Councilman Dan Murphy will be joined by challenger and fellow-CCC nominee Debbie Mans on the Glen Ridge Council. Both seats are for three years. Incumbent Arthur Dawson finished a distant third in the balloting. The uncertified results show Mans receiving 1,146 votes; Murphy, 1,082; and Dawson, 397. In a telephone interview, […]

Glen Ridge police issue an alert to residents

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — This alert was released by Glen Ridge Police Chief Sheila Byron-Lagattuta The Glen Ridge Police Department is currently investigating the report of an attempted armed robbery which took place on Outlook Place, close to Forest Avenue at 7:48 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 3. The suspect, who is described as a black […]

Senior protection bill signed into law by Christie

Senior protection bill signed into law by Christie

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — A former Glen Ridge elementary school principal, after years of lobbying state legislators, has seen a bill protecting seniors signed into law. Maureen Persi, the former principal of Forest and Linden avenues school, lobbied to have police notified if abuse, neglect or exploitation occurred to residents of senior housing. The bill […]