BFD brass going back to the basics

BFD brass going back to the basics

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Forty-five members of the Bloomfield Fire Department attended professional development workshops last week at Fire Station No. 3, located near St. Valentine’s Roman Church. Taking the 16 hours of workshops were Fire Chief Lou Venezia, all captains, deputy chiefs and firefighters who fill-in for captains. The classes were given by Frank Viscuso. According […]

Shutdown affects local theology student

Shutdown affects local theology student

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — A theology student assisting at Christ Episcopal Church who is also a furloughed federal worker, Christopher Dwyer, said on Sunday that he was starting to feel the pinch. He said that on the twenty-third day of the shutdown. Barring a “miracle,” today is the twenty-seventh day. A full-time theology student at Drew […]

Carteret students in training for ‘Challenge 24’ 24’

Carteret students in training for ‘Challenge 24’ 24’

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Carteret Elementary School fifth- and sixth-grade students were puzzling their brains in the school media center last week in preparation for an intramural mathematics competition. The competition is called “Challenge 24” and is played with cards having four numbers. Students are required to factor the numbers — add, subtract, divide or multiply […]

Numbers don’t lie: Crime is down

Numbers don’t lie: Crime is down

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Bloomfield crime decreased 17 percent last year, according to Safety Director Sam DeMaio in an interview earlier this week. DeMaio, who began his tenure as head of the Bloomfield Police Department in January 2015, said during the last four years, Part 1 offenses decreased 50 percent in the township. Part 1 offenses are […]

Town loses: Jury says developer gets $1.6M, not 440K

Town loses: Jury says developer gets $1.6M, not 440K

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — A Newark Superior Court jury verdict determined Wednesday, Dec 19, that the township must pay $1.6 million for a piece of land it had acquired through eminent domain. The town had argued that an appraisal it had commissioned said the land was worth $440,000, a figure it thought was a fair price. This […]

Bloomfield moms raise money to upgrade two shelters

Bloomfield moms raise money to upgrade two shelters

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — A group of Bloomfield mothers have formed a charitable group that is helping to sustain two shelters for battered women. The name of the group is MomCollab and it currently has 10 members. It recently raised $2,400 at a fundraiser for the nonprofit Strengthen Our Sisters, which operates the shelters. Tammy Richards, a […]

Montclair HS swim teams defeat Glen Ridge

Montclair HS swim teams defeat Glen Ridge

MONTCLAIR, NJ – On Wednesday night, Montclair High School swim teams faced off against Glen Ridge, picking up their fourth victory of the season.  The girls, scoring 112-58, took first in all but two events, including the 200 free and 500 free, which Glen Ridge’s Schuyler Ross won.  Montclair’s Sol Jordan won the 200 IM […]

Christmas begins at Christ Episcopal Church

Christmas begins at Christ Episcopal Church

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — Christ Episcopal Church observed the Advent Festival of Lessons and Carols on Sunday afternoon, Dec. 16. The presentation weaves stories from Scripture with Christmas carols and hymns. The Rev. Diana Wilcox, of Christ Episcopal Church, said the service can focus, as her church does, on Advent, the four Sundays leading up to […]

School district’s efforts to instill goodwill earns award

School district’s efforts to instill goodwill earns award

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — The Bloomfield School District has been nationally recognized for its effort to stop bullying and violence through its implementation of “Start with Hello Week,” observed Sept. 24 to 28 in all Bloomfield schools. The acknowledgement came Monday, Dec. 10, in an announcement by Sandy Hook Promise which initiated the program emphasising communication and […]

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