Mayer honored for 45 years — and he’s still on the job

Mayer honored for 45 years — and he’s still on the job

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Brookdale Elementary School celebrated “Bob Mayer Appreciation Day” on Tuesday, Nov. 12, to honor the longtime physical education teacher and coach on his 45th anniversary as a Bloomfield School District educator. The entire school came out for the event, with students sitting on the floor of the gymnasium to hear Principal Lauren […]

Veterans Day celebrated in town

Veterans Day celebrated in town

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Veterans Day was observed in Bloomfield on Monday morning, Nov. 11, with a parade from Town Hall to the Miles A. Suarez Post 711 Memorial at Franklin and Broad streets.The weather was almost balmy and emcee Joseph Ellmer, of VFW Post 711, noted that holiday temperatures the previous year had been very […]

Crossing guard retires after 20 years

Crossing guard retires after 20 years

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — For someone whose job was to shepherd countless children and adults across the busy intersection of Bloomfield and Ridgewood avenues, it makes sense that Glen Ridge school crossing guard Valentine Jackson — who retired Friday, Oct. 9, after 20 years at her post — led a peripatetic life. In a recent […]

Prepare to be blown away by BHS thespians this Nov.

Prepare to be blown away by BHS thespians this Nov.

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — The Bloomfield High School Thespian Society will present Jean Giraudoux’s satirical fantasy, “The Madwoman of Chaillot,” on Nov. 21, 22 and 23, at 7 p.m., in the school Auditorium. The show is directed and produced by BHS theater instructor Brandon Doemling. Written in 1943 and first produced in 1945, the play tells […]

All hands on deck for Halloween party at Oak View

All hands on deck for Halloween party at Oak View

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Oak View Elementary School held its annual Halloween parade and homeroom parties on Thursday, Oct. 31. Concern about the possibility of spooky or otherwise inclement weather caused the masquerading children to march down school hallways instead of the playground as parents, who dropped by for the spectacle, observed from the sidelines. Teachers […]

Family donates papers, items of 1930s mayor

Family donates papers, items of 1930s mayor

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — The Historical Society of Bloomfield recently received a donation of items belonging to former Mayor Harry Newell, who served the township from Jan. 1, 1935, to Dec. 31, 1942. The gift came from Newell’s granddaughter, Ellen Newell Rogers, of Desert Hills, Ariz., and included campaign materials, official Bloomfield Christmas cards, an invitation […]

Hughes wins, Law and Lefkovits in near tie

Hughes wins, Law and Lefkovits in near tie

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — With three candidates vying for two Glen Ridge borough council seats, incumbent Peter Hughes locked up one seat by a wide margin, but the race between challenger Rich Law and incumbent Councilman David Lefkovits for the remaining spot was too close to call, according to uncertified results released by Borough Clerk […]

Opioid Task Force holds awareness walk through town

Opioid Task Force holds awareness walk through town

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — The Essex Opioid Task Force held its second awareness walk on Saturday morning, Nov. 2. Beginning in Newark and passing through Bloomfield, Glen Ridge, Montclair, Verona and culminating at Caldwell College with a luncheon. The starting point, at Bloomfield Fire Headquarters on Municipal Plaza, was hosted by Hazel House, a cooperative, sober-living […]

Nutley Female Athlete of the Month

Nutley Female Athlete of the Month

Bella Swann, NHS senior, Girls volleyball team What got you interested in playing volleyball? “I started playing volleyball at USYVL, in California, when I was around 10 years old. From there I played in middle school and fell in love with the sport.” What’s your favorite thing about playing volleyball? “My favorite thing about playing […]

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