County dedicates section of highway to honor slain patrolman

County dedicates section of highway to honor slain patrolman

NEWARK, NJ — Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr., NJ State Sen. Teresa Ruiz and Sheriff Armando Fontoura announced the dedication of the “Patrolman Daniel ‘Danny’ J. Smith Memorial” on Wednesday, Aug. 28. A native of Bloomfield and a member of the old Essex County Police Department, Smith was fatally shot on Sept. 17, 1984, […]

Students stay engaged at Bloomfield Summer Arts

Students stay engaged at Bloomfield Summer Arts

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — During the past month, township children joined by local kids, enjoyed the 42nd year of the Bloomfield Summer Arts Workshop currently winding down in Bloomfield Middle School classrooms. The curriculum is under the direction of Jennifer Khoury, the fine and performing arts supervisor for the school district. More than 140 children attended […]

Camp New Day holds holiday event at TBZ

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Camp New Day, a dedicated group of volunteers who support a close-knit group of approximately 50 adults living with intellectual and developmental disabilities in northern New Jersey, held a special winter event at Turtle Back Zoo in West Orange on Dec. 9. High school volunteers included students from Seton Hall Prep, […]

Laurino addresses spate of school threats in Essex

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Robert Laurino addressed recent threats made to schools in Essex County on Feb. 27, in the wake of the high school shooting in Parkland, Fla., on Feb. 14. He also spoke about the spike in threats that come after an incident like the one in Florida. According […]

Bruce Arlett, ‘The Voice of the Bengals,’ mourned

Update includes memorial service information. BLOOMFIELD, NJ (updated Thursday Oct. 12, 11:32 a.m.) – Bruce Arlett, the longtime Bloomfield High School athletic events public address announcer who was affectionately known as “The Voice of the Bengals,” died Oct. 7 after battling a long illness. He was 57. Arlett’s passion for Bengals sports was reflected in […]

FAMILYConnections kicks off backpack collection

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — FAMILYConnections, a local counseling and family services agency, has announced the start of a “Got Your Back” backpack drive to benefit students in the agency’s Outreach to At-Risk Youth and School-Based Youth Services programs. Donations of individual school items and full backpacks will be accepted through Sept. 1 and can be […]

Bloomfield Symphony Orchestra closes 2016-2017 season with concert

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — In the final concert of the 2016-2017 season, music director and conductor Israel “Buzz” Herman will lead the Bloomfield Symphony Orchestra in a program titled “Mostly Beethoven” on Sunday, June 11, at 3 p.m. in the Bloomfield High School Auditorium, 160 Broad St. in Bloomfield. The program will consist of Beethoven’s monumental […]

Bloomfield HS Director of Athletics Steve Jenkins recognized as Certified Master Athletic Administrator

BLOOMFIELD, NJ – The National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association (NIAAA) is pleased to announce that Steve Jenkins, Director of Athletics at Bloomfield High School, has been recognized by this association as a Certified Master Athletic Administrator. To earn this distinction, Jenkins has demonstrated exemplary knowledge, contributions and ongoing professional development in the field of interscholastic […]

Montclair Film recognizes students for artistry

MONTCLAIR, NJ — Montclair Film recently announced the winners of the 2017 Emerging Filmmaker Competition, a program co-presented by Partners For Health Foundation that screens work by students in grades four through 12 from the Tri-State Area and beyond. This year, more than 90 films were submitted in three categories: Cinemaniacs for grades four through […]