Gas Lamp Junior Players to present ‘Willy Wonka’

Gas Lamp Junior Players to present ‘Willy Wonka’

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — A staging of “Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka,” by the Gas Lamp Junior Players, will begin a four-performance run tomorrow night at Ridgewood Avenue School. The musical is based on Dahl’s 1964 children’s novel, “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory,” made popular by the 1971 movie, “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory,” starring Gene […]

Bloomfield HS to present ‘Julius Caesar’ this weekend

Bloomfield HS to present ‘Julius Caesar’ this weekend

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Ambition, betrayal and violence will be displayed for three nights beginning this evening as the Bloomfield High School Thespian Society presents “Julius Caesar” as its fall production. Producer and director Brandon Doemling, for his fall offerings, alternates between drama, comedy or something from the classical repertoire to provide his student cast members with […]

Keeping the flame burning: Vets honor all who served

Keeping the flame burning: Vets honor all who served

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — The Bloomfield Joint Memorial Day Committee held its annual Veterans Day breakfast on Sunday, Nov. 4, at the Newark-Bloomfield Elk Lodge No. 21, located on Bloomfield Avenue. The event has been held for about 20 years, according to Joe Ellmer, a past commander of VFW Post No. 711, Bloomfield, and a Korean veteran. […]

Fred Branch, authority of town’s history, dies at 93

Fred Branch, authority of town’s history, dies at 93

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Frederick Branch, architectural model-maker, foremost Bloomfield historian, and life-member of the Historical Society of Bloomfield, died at his Forest Drive home Sunday, Nov. 4. He was 93. A graduate of Bloomfield High School, Class of 1943, Branch was born Aug. 26, 1925. He lived in Kearny until 1927 when his family moved to […]

Berkeley School wins grant for theater program

Berkeley School wins grant for theater program

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Berkeley Elementary School has been awarded a grant from Disney Theatrical Group, in participation with NJPAC, to build a sustainable musical-theater program. The grant will provide the school with licensing permission, and two NJPAC teaching artists for 17 weeks, to help produce a children’s version of “Aladdin” in the spring. The grant will […]

Town resident keeps sneaking back into limelight

Town resident keeps sneaking back into limelight

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Bloomfield resident Anne Kenny Simpson is an especially busy woman these days — and nights. A Bloomfield High School paraprofessional, she and her husband are busy at work on their Morton Street fixer-upper home. Last week, sitting in her living room among unopened boxes of recently delivered cabinetry, Simpson said that while the […]

NUTLEY MALE ATHLETE OF THE MONTH

NUTLEY MALE ATHLETE OF THE MONTH

Johnny Luberto, NHS senior Football team When did you first start playing football? Any early recollections of playing football? I started playing football in elementary school and that’s when I fell in love with it. I enjoyed every aspect of the game from the high intensity, constant collisions, the competitive atmosphere, and especially the brotherhood you form […]

NUTLEY FEMALE ATHLETE OF THE MONTH

NUTLEY FEMALE ATHLETE OF THE MONTH

Natalia Bascunan, NHS senior Volleyball team What got you interested in playing volleyball? Throughout my life, I’ve been surrounded by sports players which led me to be a diverse and well-rounded athlete. I’ve played baseball, softball and volleyball. Although I had different passions in my youth, as I grew older, I soon found a new passion […]

Local director shows four horror films at GR Library

Local director shows four horror films at  GR Library

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — Four short movies, with a collective running time of about 90 minutes, were shown at the Glen Ridge Public Library on Friday evening, Oct. 26. Written and directed by Bloomfield resident Tom Ryan, they were part of a self-contained anthology called, “Theatre of Terror.” Within the anthology, the four movies are shown […]

1 2 3 27