Demarest club training for the Sunshine Classic

Demarest club training for the Sunshine Classic

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Pass by Demarest Elementary School on some days during recess and one might see students running up and down the front sidewalk along Broughton Avenue. These kids are part of a running club and what they are doing is training for the mile run at the Sunset Classic next month. Practice began two […]

Town residents bus to D.C. for Climate March

Town residents bus to D.C. for Climate March

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — The People’s Climate March attracted tens of thousands of people to Washington, D.C., on Saturday, April 29, and Bloomfield was part of the event. According to Jane Califf, a township resident who marched, a bus carrying 50 people, from the intersection of Watchung Avenue and Broad Street to the capital, had about 20 […]

Hoover Street bridge reopens for vehicles and pedestrians

Hoover Street bridge reopens for vehicles and pedestrians

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — The bridge on Hoover Avenue reopened Thursday, April 27 after being closed since May 3, 2016. A lack of state funds shut down construction between July 8, 2016, and Oct. 31, 2016. Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr. cut the ceremonial ribbon for the reopening. In attendance were Bloomfield Mayor Michael Venezia, Councilmen […]

An Easter visit

An Easter visit

GLEN RIDGE, NJ  — Glen Ridge Girl Scout cadets  Troop 21265 recently visited with the residents of Van Dyk Manor, in Montclair. The Scouts played bingo with the residents and delivered handmade Easter gifts.

Jessica Barton named Teacher of the Year in Bloomfield

Jessica Barton named Teacher of the Year in Bloomfield

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Demarest Elementary School fifth-grade teacher Jessica Barton has been selected as the 2017 Bloomfield School District Teacher of the Year. A Bloomfield High School graduate, Class of 2000, Barton attended Demarest as a youngster. She received her certification at Fordham University and a master’s in special education at Montclair State University. She has […]

Tom Fleming, long-distance luminary, dies

Tom Fleming, long-distance luminary, dies

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Renown runner and coach Tom Fleming, 65, died of an apparent heart attack Wednesday, April 19. It was reported by Montclair Kimberley Academy, where he taught and coached, that Fleming collapsed at an MKA track meet in Verona. Fleming, a Bloomfield High School graduate, Class of 1969, had also lived in Glen Ridge. […]

Brookdale students learn about autism in the world

Brookdale students learn about autism in the world

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Brookdale Elementary School recognized Autism Awareness Day by having an online, interactive classroom lesson Friday, April 7. Because it was an online presentation, all classes could participate as one. Sunday, April 2, was the actual date of World Autism Day this year. The lesson was created by resource teacher Jason Triano. Its subject […]

GRCC hosts organ concert

GRCC hosts organ concert

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — Glen Ridge Community Concerts presented a program by organist Eric Plutz on Sunday, March 27, at the Glen Ridge Congregational Church. Plutz is the university organist at Princeton University. The program was audience-friendly, Plutz said in the reception following his 70-minute performance, and he said this was on purpose. Although unmentioned in […]

Crecco, mourned by many, is laid to rest

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — John Crecco, the former Bloomfield mayor who died in Atlanta last week at the age of 96, was remembered during a Funeral Mass at Sacred Heart Church on Monday, April 10. Father Michael Rodak, of the Paterson Archdiocese, in his homily called Crecco “a living tribute to his faith.” “He loved God and […]

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