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

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 […]

The Dream: 4,000 flags on BHS lawn

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — A Bloomfield High School teacher is attempting to raise $4,000 in order to cover the high school lawn with 4,000 American flags by Memorial Day. With the help of one Bloomfield elementary school, she is about halfway there. Peggy Sullivan, a BHS history teacher, said she got the idea for the display […]

Director: ‘Les Mis’ a great success

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — The Gas Lamp Teen Players were shooting high in their most recent musical production, the epic “Les Misérables,” based on the Victor Hugo novel. According to one of its co-directors, Kristy Graves, they hit a bull’s eye. “It was unbelievable,” she said in a telephone interview this past Monday. “They went […]

Dancer shows and tells the roots of modern dance evolved

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — The Bloomfield Public Library presented a one-hour program of African and European influences on American music and dance on Saturday, Feb. 2. The venue was the Little Theatre, located in the basement of the Children’s Library, and the performing artist was Shireen Dickson. The program was held in observance of Black History Month. […]

Good crowd, good food at annual GR Antiques Show

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — An estimated 1,000 people attended the 73rd annual Glen Ridge Antiques Show held this past Friday and Saturday at the Glen Ridge Congregational Church, according to Debbie Turi, the dealer manager of the show. “I have a lot of happy dealers at the moment,” she said. There must have been happy diners, too. […]

Residents speak out: trash, traffic, parking

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Councilwoman Jen Mundell presented a community meeting for her 1st Ward constituents on Monday, Feb. 3. The one-hour meeting attracted about 20 people to the Franklin Elementary School library. Representative from the Bloomfield Police Department, Department of Health, the Bloomfield Public Library, Department of Information Technology, Department of Recreation, as well as Township […]

Curtain rises Friday for ‘Les Misérables’ at Ridgewood

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — The Gas Lamp Teens Players will present the musical “Les Misérables,” an adaptation of the Victor Hugo novel, Feb. 8, 9 and 10, at Ridgewood Avenue School. Co-directing the production is Christie Graves and Steve Buntrock. Both directors say choosing this musical was a big undertaking. “It was her idea,” Buntrock said […]

The State of the Township 2019

By Joseph P. Scarpelli, Mayor of Nutley NUTLEY, NJ — It is my privilege on behalf of the Nutley Board of Commissioners to present the State of the Township of Nutley by providing an update on our biggest project, the redevelopment of the former Roche property. The BOC recently approved the Nutley Phase 2A Redevelopment Plan […]

Woman’s Club: helping others since 1920

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — It may not be generally known that there is a club for women in Bloomfield, but there is, and it has been around for a long time. Organized in 1920, the Woman’s Club of Bloomfield has a history of community service and accomplishments. Federated the year it was organized, the club is a […]