Town remembers 9/11, and stories are told of that day

Town remembers 9/11, and stories are told of that day

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Bloomfield remembered the tragedy of 9/11 on Wednesday, Sept. 11, in a ceremony on the Green. Three township residents were among the nearly 3,000 who died at the World Trade Center: Cesar Alviar, Catherine Nardella and Daniel Rosetti. Bloomfield Recreation Director Michael Sceurman welcomed the audience, which included Bloomfield firefighters, police officers, […]

Nonprofit seeks to empower girls in Kenya

Nonprofit seeks to empower girls in Kenya

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — The nonprofit Pastoralist Child Foundation, of Glen Ridge, which seeks to educate children in Kenya about the harmful effects of female genital mutilation, will host the “Kenya Dig It!” fundraising gala at the Glen Ridge Country Club on Oct. 25. The organization, which has already received UNICEF funding, hopes to raise […]

Out of Darkness walk draws big crowd

Out of Darkness walk draws big crowd

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — The 5th annual “Out of Darkness Walk,” sponsored by the American Society for Suicide Prevention, was held at Brookdale Park on Saturday, Sept. 14. The effort was dedicated to Gerise Carter, wife of Bloomfield High School football coach Mike Carter. A large contingent of BHS football players made the walk, as did […]

Jennings is ready for another year at BHS

Jennings is ready for another year at BHS

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — With district classrooms headed into their second week of the new academic year, Bloomfield High School has 1,902 students registered, Principal Chris Jennings said in an interview last week at the school. There are 508 freshmen, 468 sophomores, 482 juniors and 444 seniors. “The freshman class is growing,” he said. Jennings, who […]

Principal helps faculty implement new programs

Principal helps faculty implement new programs

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — School is under way for another year and six teachers, brand new to the district, have joined Principal Alla Vayda-Manzo’s staff at Bloomfield Middle School. In an interview earlier this week, Vayda-Manzo, who is beginning her seventh year as principal, said there will also be two new courses offered as electives to […]

Celebration Sunday was wonderful

Celebration Sunday was wonderful

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — Celebration Sunday was observed Sunday, Sept. 8, at the Glen Ridge Congregational Church, with worship followed by an annual picnic on the lawn. The outdoor get-together gave church members the chance to continue their weekly chats with old friends, share some gossip with those who were away for the summer and […]

Bloomfield says goodbye to one of its own

Bloomfield says goodbye to one of its own

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Bloomfield resident Anatalia Faith Pena was remembered at two public events in the past week. A requiem Mass at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Montclair on Wednesday, Sept. 4, and a candlelight vigil was held in her memory at Foley Field on Sunday, Sept. 8. A Class of 2018 Bloomfield High School […]

Fire Department plans for the future

Fire Department plans for the future

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — The Bloomfield Fire Department is working on a new strategic plan that will be an operational blueprint for the next three to five years. The department has recently been holding meetings with stakeholders and on Wednesday, Aug. 28, there was one such meeting held in the Mayor’s Conference Room to hear concerns […]

A quiet final day at Glen Ridge Pool

A quiet final day at Glen Ridge Pool

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — Because of the rain, most everyone with plans for the Glen Ridge Community Pool this past Labor Day did not show and only one diehard did for his customary laps. Summer returned in the afternoon, but by then it was too late for anyone to enjoy it except for the staff. […]

Two Nutley Scouts honored by freeholders in Newark

Two Nutley Scouts honored by freeholders in Newark

NUTLEY, NJ — During a presentation held at the Hall of Records on Wednesday, July 10, District 5 Freeholder Carlos Pomares and Freeholder President Brendan Gill honored Evan Harzer and Peter Gerard Haverick, both residents of Nutley, for achieving the distinction of Eagle Scout from Bloomfield’s Boy Scout Troop 22. Pomares sponsored and presented both […]

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