Library friends seeking donations

GLEN RIDGE, NJ  — The Friends of the Glen Ridge Library has made the following announcement: The Friends of the Library depend on memberships and donations from the community to sustain its support of the Glen Ridge Public Library. Consider making a year-end contribution to the Friends. The Friends of the Glen Ridge Library financially […]

GR library BCCLS gives residents variety

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — Seventy-seven public libraries throughout Essex, Hudson, Bergen and Passaic counties comprise the Bergen County Cooperative Library System. What this permits is the opportunity for a library cardholder from any one of these libraries, usually the person’s hometown library, to select from a collection of more than 5.8 million books, DVDs, CDs — […]

Christ Episcopal Church

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — Christ Episcopal Church in Glen Ridge held a Lessons and Carols service this past Sunday evening, Dec. 20. A congregation of 100 was treated to a candlelit service filled with choral music and hymns under the direction William Davies, as well as lessons read by people from different walks of life, […]

Planned striping on Essex Avenue causes concern

BLOOMFIELD/GLEN RIDGE, NJ — A number of Bloomfield and Glen Ridge residents living along Essex Avenue have voiced opposition to striping the roadway because they are concerned that two continuous, yellow traffic lines down its center will alter the residential character of the neighborhood. Although it has recently been resurfaced, scheduled striping of Essex Avenue has […]

GRMAC sponsors underage drinking awareness program

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — The Glen Ridge Municipal Alliance Committee made the following announcement: The Glen Ridge Municipal Alliance Committee is sponsoring an initiative to address underage drinking in Glen Ridge. A public awareness program, “Parents Who Host, Lose The Most,” is meant to educate communities and parents about the health, safety and liability risks […]

GRHS basketball team gets ‘The Gun’

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — Glen Ridge High School Varsity Basketball Coach Liam Carr — with not one senior-year player on the squad — believes something has come his way that will make his young team better, and that is a gift given in memory of a former GRHS basketball player. The gift is a computer-operated machine […]

Glen Ridge residents shop and fundraise

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — A Jingle Mingle holiday-shopping event and fundraiser was held at the Women’s Club of Glen Ridge in the evening of Thursday, Dec. 10. The event, hosted by the Glen Ridge Home and School Association, featured many vendors, offering items from food to fur coats. A portion of the proceeds were earmarked to […]

The Glen Ridge Christmas tree

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — The Glen Ridge Christmas tree, lighted Saturday, Dec. 5, for the first time since Hurricane Sandy, which destroyed the original lights. Funding for the new lights, amounting to $15,000, was provided by the Kiwanis Club of Glen Ridge and the Glen Ridge Rotary Club.

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. […]