GRHS Marching Band excels at competitions

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — The GRHS marching band placed at back-to-back events, the first at the US Bands State Championships at Union High School on Oct. 31. Glen Ridge faced off against 11 other marching bands in the Group IIA category. Its performance of Buddy Rich’s “West Side Story” garnered a score of 90.025 to […]

Veterans Day breakfast honors troops, near and far

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — The Bloomfield Joint Memorial Committee held its annual Veterans Day pancake breakfast at the Newark-Bloomfield Elks Lodge No. 21 this past Sunday, Nov. 8. The committee, which is responsible for the Memorial Day and Veterans Day observations in the township, has been hosting the breakfast for more than 25 years. A concern of […]

Bloomfield College to open art exhibit, new subjects

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — In an effort to connect art to a student’s overall education to the world at large, the humanities department at Bloomfield College has reintroduced the subject of art history into its curriculum. Deepening this connection, the school will also open an art exhibit in its Scott. H. Kaplan ’02 Art Gallery beginning Wednesday, […]

Church looks to update with new furnace, solar panels

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Energy was a topic at the Brookdale Reformed Church on Saturday, Nov. 7. For one thing, a serve-yourself, sit-down pasta dinner was prepared to kick off a campaign to raise funds to replace a gas furnace in the basement. The furnace heats the church and its attached Fellowship Hall, where a day-care center […]

OPRA case goes to Supreme Court

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — The New Jersey Supreme Court will hear a Bloomfield resident’s case to obtain a 14-hour video recording taken by a security camera behind Town Hall and pointed at the mayor’s parking space. According to the the resident’s attorney, CJ Griffin, the hearing will help determine the burden of proof a public agency must […]

Defense attorney for convicted former BPD officer speaks

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — The defense attorney for one of the former Bloomfield Police Department officers convicted last week of official misconduct and related charges stemming from a roadside stop, thinks the judge may have a difficult time crafting a fair prison sentence. Attorney Frank Arleo, in a telephone interview earlier this week, said his client, Sean […]

Mayor issues statement following president’s visit

NEWARK, NJ — Mayor Ras J. Baraka released this statement following President Barack Obama’s visit to Newark on Monday, Nov. 2. “I am grateful for all of the Newarkers, community stakeholders and students who joined with us to make President Obama’s visit to Newark exceptional,” said Baraka on Monday, Nov. 2. “We were honored to have […]

Students will ‘get it together’ for Teen Summit 2015

ORANGE, NJ — Teen Summit 2015 – Get it Together will be at Lincoln Avenue School, 216 Lincoln Ave., Orange, on Friday, Nov. 13, from 6 to 10 p.m., and Saturday, Nov. 14, from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Students from grades six through 12 throughout the Orange Public School District — seven elementary schools, […]

OMDC to host annual Coat Drive

ORANGE, NJ — The Orange Municipal Democratic Committee will host its annual Coat Drive from noon to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 17, at Sandwiches Unlimited restaurant, 23 North Center St., Orange. “To whom much is given much is expected,” Orange Municipal Democratic Committee Chairwoman Shelley Alexander said Tuesday, Nov. 10. “This is the season for […]