Lieutenants promoted to captains in Town Hall ceremony

Lieutenants promoted to captains in Town Hall ceremony

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Three Bloomfield Police Department lieutenants were promoted to the rank of captain at a ceremony at Town Hall on Tuesday evening, Feb. 26. The officers were captains Patsy Spatola, George Ricci and Anthony Sisco. In his welcoming speech, Mayor Michael Venezia provided the over-capacity audience with some career information about the officers. […]

‘To me, it was just family’

‘To me, it was just family’

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Fremont Street resident Mary Shoffner is nonchalant about it when asked, but her father, John Moran, as a long-time Broad Street business owner and chief organizer of township parades, was also an integral part of Bloomfield holidays and celebrations. His store, where he worked for nearly 35 years before a son took […]

Exhibit depicts changes in Glen Ridge homes

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — The Glen Ridge Historical Society has extended, but only until this coming Saturday, March 9, a photography exhibit of lost buildings and their current replacements. The name of the show is “Glen Ridge Then and Now: Fire — Fashion — Finance” and it explores the changes to borough homes. The changes […]

The classical pianist who moonlights in a power pop band

The classical pianist who moonlights in a power pop band

NUTLEY, NJ — Alexa Majana’s passion for the piano is split between two differing genres – classical and pop – and somehow the lifelong Nutley resident has found a way to fully immerse herself in both disciplines. Majana’s passion for music blossomed when she began piano lessons at the Nutley School of Music on Kingston […]

Nutley Female Athlete of the Month

Nutley Female Athlete of the Month

Courtney Wilde Senior NHS Basketball “Extremely consistent player on both ends of the floor, awesome teammate with a great personality and sense of humor. Younger girls love being around her. She has been a pleasure to coach these past four years. It’s athletes like Courtney that have kept me coaching these past 21 years at […]

UPDATED: Nutley music department prepares for Café Night

UPDATED: Nutley music department prepares for Café Night

NUTLEY, NJ — Students and faculty within the high school’s music department are always preparing for their next concert, fundraiser or competition. These days, the annual Café Night is what’s topping their agenda. Café Night, on March 23, is the second of two annual fundraisers run by the Nutley Music Booster Association – the first […]

Local artist has two works in MAM

Local artist has two works in MAM

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — Two recent works by Glen Ridge artist Victoria Hanks are currently on display in the “New Directions in Fiber Art” exhibit at the Montclair Museum of Art. The show features forty-one NJ artists. Hanks employs underwear and brassieres which she sews together, stuffs, coats with gesso and paints. According to a […]

Nutley Irish American Alliance

Nutley Irish American Alliance

Allen Magill, Member of the Year 2019 Nutley St. Patrick’s Day Parade Allen Magill is extremely honored to represent the Nutley Irish American Alliance as the 2019 Member of the Year. Special thanks are given to NIAA President Thomas J. McEnery and the officers and trustees for this great honor of being selected. Allen sends his […]

Painting through the pain and worry

Painting through the pain and worry

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — Glen Ridge artist and cancer survivor Theresa DeSalvio will be exhibiting a series of works in an upcoming exhibition called, “Art and Healing — expressions of trauma and gratitude.” The show is scheduled for March 16 to May 19, at the Monmouth Museum, located on the campus of Brookdale Community College, Lincroft. […]

Brookdale Church brings another bell back to Bloomfield

Brookdale Church brings another bell back to Bloomfield

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — When Brookdale Reformed Church received a package containing a brass handbell bearing its name in raised lettering about a half-year ago, the musical instrument was an historic link to its past. It had been found by a 10-year-old boy playing baseball in 1953 when his toe kicked against something partially buried in a […]

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