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 […]

Essex County high school teens learn that 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 now required by law in New Jersey. Participating Essex County high schools — Columbia High School in […]

Graduation has a ‘Star Wars’ theme this year

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — It is time once again for Project Graduation. Co-chairing for the second time in three years is Laura Buchmann. Her co-chairwoman is Beth Barry. “They usually try to get someone to chair with someone who hasn’t done it before,” Buchmann said in a telephone interview this week. Project Graduation is an opportunity […]

Spring Fling raises money for school’s multi-purpose room

Spring Fling raises money for school’s multi-purpose room

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — The Home and School Association of Linden Avenue Elementary School had its bi-annual Spring Fling on Saturday, May 21. The purpose of the event was to raise money for the refurbishment of the multi-purpose room. It is expected to cost in excess of $100,000, with work beginning this summer. It is hoped […]

Three Essex County students win annual Nancy and Robert Eskow NCJW Volunteer Awards

LIVINGSTON, NJ — The National Council of Jewish Women, Essex County Section, honored three Essex County high school students with the Nancy and Robert Eskow NCJW Volunteer Awards. Selected out of an outstanding field of 36 applicants, the recipients of the awards were recognized for their contributions to many different causes, including starting a community […]

Two-town planning continues on expansion of Mountainside

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — The joint meeting of the Montclair and Glen Ridge planning boards took place Wednesday, May 11, at Montclair Fire Department headquarters. The subject was a revised draft of the proposed Mountainside Hospital redevelopment project. It started as a disjointed meeting as the Glen Ridge Planning Board members did not have the opportunity […]

Much to see and do at Eco Fair, Art Festival

Much to see and do at Eco Fair, Art Festival

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — Glen Ridge Arts Patrons, or GRAPA, held its decades-old arts festival Saturday, May 7. The event took place at Glen Ridge High School while below, along Ridgewood Avenue, the ninth annual Eco Fair was on. According to Lou Mercurio, co-president of GRAPA, the arts festival is the oldest, continuous festival in the […]

Glen Ridge School to become ‘Seussville’ to benefit fundraiser

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — Linden Avenue School in Glen Ridge will become “Seussville” for a day during the school’s biennial Spring Fling fundraiser. The event will be held Saturday, May 21, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Games, rides, food and prizes will provide hours of fun for kids and adults. The event is open […]

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