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 […]

Local author pens next book in the Little Ant saga

Local author pens next book in the Little Ant saga

NUTLEY, NJ — What’s not to like about a children’s book inspired by potty training? Nutley author and illustrator Ilene Dudek thinks there is a lot to like — and learn — from tales triggered by the experiences of her two sons as they were growing up. The answer to the question, “What if an […]

5K Spirit Run benefits Mt. Olivet Cemetery on Oct. 26

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — The fifth annual 5K Spirit Run benefiting Mt. Olivet Cemetery was held Saturday morning, Oct. 26. The weather was perfect for running and very much unlike race day last year, when a nor’easter caused a cancellation of the USATF-NJ sanctioned event. According to Nancy Plate, the race director, about 160 people registered […]

Three vie for two council seats in election

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — Glen Ridge voters will be heard on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 5, with three candidates contesting two, three-year council seats. In recent interviews with The Glen Ridge Paper, challenger Richard Law and incumbents Peter Hughes and David Lefkovits spoke out. Law and Hughes have been endorsed by the Glen Ridge Civic […]

Nutley Male Athlete of the Month

Nutley Male Athlete of the Month

JP Maruri, NHS senior boys soccer What got you interested in playing soccer? “Watching my older brother and watching my dad play soccer is what got me most interested in playing soccer.” What are your favorite memories as a player? “My favorite memory as a soccer player was playing in a state cup game. We […]

Bloomfield BOE candidates debate the issues at forum

Bloomfield BOE candidates debate the issues at forum

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — The Bloomfield Home and School Council sponsored a debate last week for the six local Board of Education candidates vying for three seats in the Nov. 5 election. Before an audience of 20 at the middle school, the candidates sat at a table in alphabetical order; they included challenger Dan Anderson, incumbent […]

Watsessing 3rd-grade class becomes a paleontology lab

Watsessing 3rd-grade class becomes a paleontology lab

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Rachel Mazzetta’s third-grade science class at Watsessing Elementary School became a paleontology lab on Monday, Oct. 21, as students learned about fossils. The hands-on lesson required pupils to visit four classroom discovery stations, with two being especially challenging. One required students to uncover the laminated photograph of a fossil, buried inside a […]

Kiwanis support local groups

Kiwanis support local groups

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — The Kiwanis Club of Glen Ridge held its sixth annual OctoberFeast at the Women’s Club of Glen Ridge on Monday, Oct. 21. With tickets available at the door, hundreds of people came to sample specialties offered by two dozen local restaurants, wine merchants and bakeries, raising money for Kiwanis-supported charities. In […]