Coach DiCondina to retire at end of school year

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — Glen Ridge High School coach, and health and physical education teacher Maria DiCondina will be retiring at the end of the school year. She had a stellar coaching career at Paramus Catholic High School and Glen Ridge High School where she was inducted into the Hall of Fame as a coach. She […]

PSE&G files for gas supply rate increase this fall

NEWARK, NJ — PSE&G filed June 1 for a modest increase in residential gas bills that would take effect this coming fall. If approved by the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities, this would be the first gas supply rate increase in nine years, according to a press release from the utility. While the proposed […]

Glen Ridge partners are homing in on a success story

Glen Ridge partners are homing in on a success story

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — Encouraged by the reception friends have given their homemade body butters, two borough residents have cleared off the dining room table, revved up the food blender, and started a skin-care business with an eye toward raising the standard of living for women in Ghana. Yolanda Grbic and Meredith Moseley-Bennett, the two Glen […]

A visit with the columnist on a notable achievement

A visit with the columnist on a notable achievement

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — Elisabeth Ginsburg has been writing her column on gardening for this newspaper for nearly two decades. It is called “The Gardener’s Apprentice.” You’ve seen it, and probably have read it many times. We decided to meet with her and learn more about this woman who is a reservoir of horticultural knowledge for […]

Crime in GR was up in 2015; trended down in 2016

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — According to the most recent Uniform Crime Report, Glen Ridge experienced an increase in crime from 2014 to 2015. The report, compiled by the NJ State Police, was released April 28. However, Glen Ridge Police Chief Sheila Byron-Lagattuta provided The Glen Ridge Paper with the 2016 UCR, not expected from the State […]

Administration to revisit changing Move-Up Day

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — An abrupt change of a 50-year-old Glen Ridge School District tradition drew concern from a number of parents at a hastily arranged meeting at Ridgewood Avenue School on Monday, May 8. In attendance were about 30 parents, School Superintendent Dirk Phillips, the borough’s three elementary school principals and a number of teachers. […]

County to host open house for mental health awareness

CEDAR GROVE, NJ — Essex County will host its first Mental Health Awareness Month Open House at the Essex County Hospital Center in Cedar Grove. The goal of the daylong event is to raise awareness about mental health, to educate the public about behaviors that increase the risk of developing mental illness and to break […]

Borough moves ahead with affordable housing agreement

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — The public at the Glen Ridge Council meeting on April 24 heard an updated report from Special Master Elizabeth McKenzie about negotiations between the borough and the developer of a proposed apartment building on Baldwin Street. The borough, she said, had to come to an agreement with the developer and the Fair […]

An Easter visit

An Easter visit

GLEN RIDGE, NJ  — Glen Ridge Girl Scout cadets  Troop 21265 recently visited with the residents of Van Dyk Manor, in Montclair. The Scouts played bingo with the residents and delivered handmade Easter gifts.

Tom Fleming, long-distance luminary, dies

Tom Fleming, long-distance luminary, dies

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Renown runner and coach Tom Fleming, 65, died of an apparent heart attack Wednesday, April 19. It was reported by Montclair Kimberley Academy, where he taught and coached, that Fleming collapsed at an MKA track meet in Verona. Fleming, a Bloomfield High School graduate, Class of 1969, had also lived in Glen Ridge. […]