GR Police have a successful bicycle registration drive

GR Police have a successful bicycle registration drive

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — The Glen Ridge Police Department hosted a bicycle registration session in a driveway at police headquarters, on Friday, July 29. The effort to register bikes began June 1 and so far, 42 residents and commuters who bike to the Glen Ridge train station have registered, according to Detective Michael Medico, of the […]

Big enrollment, lots of fun, at summer reading program

Big enrollment, lots of fun, at summer reading program

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — The aptly-titled “On Your Mark, Get Set, Read” is the current summer-reading program at the Glen Ridge Public Library. The program highlights the human anatomy. Sydney Young, a member of the children’s services staff at the library, heads up the summer program and has put together a number of fascinating workshops to […]

Local teen to appear in ‘New Voices’ at Paper Mill

Local teen to appear in ‘New Voices’ at Paper Mill

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — Glen Ridge High School senior Stephen Hoebee-Elardo will be performing in his seventh consecutive “New Voices,” at the Paper Mill Playhouse later this month. “I love musical theater,” Stephen said in a recent interview. “I love the ability and the chance to get up in front of people and sing and dance.” […]

‘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 […]

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