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 […]

Help Essex high schoolers learn ‘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, according to a press release from NCJW/Essex. Essex County high […]

Teentech inspires young women for careers in STEM fields

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — More than 200 young women and 25 educators from high schools throughout New Jersey gathered at Seton Hall University for the American Association of University Women of New Jersey’s Teentech 2016, a day of hands-on workshops designed to engage young women in the broad opportunities available in science, technology, engineering and […]

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 […]