Taxes in prelim budget up $73.69 for average home

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — The Glen Ridge Borough Council unveiled its tentative 2016 budget on Monday. According to Councilman Peter Hughes, taxes will increase by $73.69 for the average-assessed Glen Ridge home of $543,000. Local tax for municipal purposes will be $10.4 million. The library tax will add another $519,818 for a total tax amount of […]

Resident to perform in concert

Resident to perform in concert

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — The Amelia String Quartet will be performing in a concert at the Presbyterian Church in Westfield this Saturday. The group will play the music of two contemporary composers, Michael DeMaio and Victoria Romano. The name of the group comes from one of its founding members, Glen Ridge resident Amelia DeSalvio, a […]

Chairman of HackensackUMC Foundation Board of Trustees receives 2016 Modern Healthcare Excellence in Governance Award

HACKENSACK, NJ — Hackensack University Health Network has announced that Lawrence R. Inserra Jr., chairman, HackensackUMC Foundation Board of Trustees, has received the 2016 Modern Healthcare Excellence in Governance Award. This prestigious national award recognizes just four health care trustees and/or directors who have made outstanding individual achievements serving on governing boards for organizations from all […]

Refurbished organ at Christ Episcopal is unveiled in style

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — Christ Episcopal Church in Glen Ridge presented an organ recital Sunday, April 17. Aside from the music, enjoyed by a modest yet appreciative audience of 40, the event was noteworthy for two reasons: It was an opportunity to hear the newly restored Moeller organ belonging to the church played by a first-prize […]

STEM draws big crowd, many vendors, at Women’s Club

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — Glen Ridge First, a non-profit, volunteer organization dedicated to advancing STEM activities among Glen Ridge students, held its third-annual festival on Saturday, April 2, at the Glen Ridge Women’s Club. According to Yin Chang-D’Arcy, chairwoman of group, the event was attended by 670 people and had over 20 exhibitors. STEM is […]

Artisan market set for Unhinged Retreat

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — A free artists lecture and artisan market will be held at the Women’s Club of Glen Ridge on Saturday, April 16, from 6:30 to 10 p.m. This event is part of three days of workshops presented during the Artist’s Unhinged Retreat being held at the Women’s Club, 219 Ridgewood Ave., on […]

GR Choral to perform

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — Glen Ridge Community Concerts will conclude its 2015–2016 season with choral works by Anton Bruckner, Aaron Copland and Leonard Bernstein in a musical tribute to the beauty of the earth. Thomas Mustachio, music director, will conduct and accompany this musical celebration of life, Earth Day, and the arrival of spring. The […]

School store opens in cafeteria of Ridgewood School

School store opens in cafeteria of Ridgewood School

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — Ridgewood Avenue School has opened a student-run store in its cafeteria. The grand opening was last week. The area being used was, until recently, a storage room for pallets and paper. According to Principal Mike Donovan, the transformation was the idea of Jack DeWitt, the director of student services; teachers Christine Coppola, […]

Staged auto accident outside high school delivers chilling message

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — Glen Ridge High School staged a roadside accident Thursday, March 31, to show students the tragic consequences of drunk driving. The display was outside the high school and involved police, fire and medical squads; a towing company; high school students; and a hearse from a local funeral parlor. The last time the […]

Photographer discovers solace in his art

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — Walter Oliver, a former Glen Ridge resident now living just over the border in Montclair, recalled recently when photography became more than just snapping pictures to him. Oliver, who is currently on a website created by Glen Ridge High School art teacher Anne Malone listing local artists for her students, said photography […]

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