Hundreds march to support suicide awareness

Hundreds march to support suicide awareness

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — The fourth annual Walk To Fight Suicide, sponsored by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, was held at Brookdale Park on Saturday, Sept. 15. The purpose of the event was to dispel the shame and secrecy surrounding the death of a loved one, or anyone, by their own hands. The walk was initiated […]

Tom Atkinson focuses on the big picture at town schools

Tom Atkinson focuses on the big picture at town schools

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Although Bloomfield teachers strive to maintain an educational consistency at each grade level throughout the district, Tom Atkinson, the Bloomfield director of systems and information technology, said questions about student diversity and technology will need to be answered. In an interview Friday, Sept. 14, at Bloomfield High School, Atkinson said he looks at […]

Pet Memorial Day: sorrow, support, memories

Pet Memorial Day: sorrow, support, memories

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — National Pet Memorial Day, celebrated on the second Sunday of September, was observed for the fifth consecutive year at Van Tassel Funeral Home this past Sunday afternoon, Sept. 9. The guest speaker was Claire Schwartz, a certified professional coach in grief counseling who spoke about the significance of grief when honoring a deceased […]

Borough resident elected to lead NJ Kiwanis

Borough resident elected to lead NJ Kiwanis

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — Borough resident William Seeman has been elected the NJ governor for Kiwanis Club International. Currently the president of the Kiwanis Club of Glen Ridge, Seeman will assume his new office Oct. 1. He has previously served as lieutenant governor three times. Seeman, 67, has been a borough resident since 1980. He has […]

Principals are asked: What’s new at your school this year

Principals are asked: What’s new at your school this year

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Bloomfield schools reopened yesterday, Wednesday, Sept. 5, and it’s a good bet to say mostly everything was in order at each building. Of course, students will be greeted by changes and there is hope they will take them in stride and have a productive year. The question, “What can the students expect?” was […]

Berkeley Elementary joins state breakfast program

Berkeley Elementary joins state breakfast program

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — A small fair was held on the grounds of Berkeley Elementary School on Wednesday, Aug. 29, to kickoff a big step forward. Beginning this year, children attending the school will be able to receive a free breakfast under a program called “Breakfast After the Bell.” A bill requiring districts to establish the program […]

Former resident recalls being publicist for Woodstock

Former resident recalls being publicist for Woodstock

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Staged 49 years ago, from Aug. 15 to 18, 1969, the Woodstock music festival was a turning point for former Glen Ridge resident Dick Gersh. Already a well-regarded publicist with clients such as Jackie Gleason and Tony Bennett, Gersh said in a recent interview at Fitzgerald’s over brunch, that Woodstock helped define his […]

Nutley 18U baseball team wins Essex championship

Nutley 18U baseball team wins Essex championship

NUTLEY, NJ — The Nutley 18U baseball team, consisting of Nutley High School players, won the High School Development League Essex County Division Gold Bracket playoff championship this summer. NHS 2016 graduates Anthony Condito and Andrew Connor are the head coach and assistant coach for Nutley, respectively. They were teammates at NHS. Condito is the […]

Linden Avenue School on track for opening day

Linden Avenue School on track for opening day

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — At Linden Avenue School, Principal Joseph Caravela said the improvements these past few months have been the most he has seen accomplished during any summer since he started at the school 15 years ago. Entering the building, bluestone steps have been installed. “These steps are amazing,” he said earlier this week. “When […]

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