Flurries of activity will sweep into GR library

Flurries of activity will sweep into GR library

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — The Glen Ridge Public Library has received a $7,500 grant that it will use to create a makerspace on the second floor of the building. According to Library Director Jennifer Breuer, in order to obtain the grant from the NJ State Library and LibraryLinkNJ, the GRPL had to partner with a local […]

Students collecting coins for cancer

Students collecting coins for cancer

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — A Bloomfield elementary school coin drive during the month of February has returned this year with three more schools participating. Started by resident and parent Milly Realz, the collection was only at Fairview Elementary School last year where Realz’s daughter, Jordan Williams, was a student. Realz had received permission from Fairview Principal Sal […]

Holsten’s prepares chocolates for the holidays

Holsten’s prepares chocolates for the holidays

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Although Easter is bigger than Valentine’s Day in the world of chocolate-candy demands, at Holsten’s Confectionary in Bloomfield, the store makes about 4,000 pounds of chocolate candies to sell from Valentine’s Day to Easter. And, according to co-owners Ron Stark and Chris Carley, at Christmastime, they make 1,500 pounds of candy. But Valentine’s […]

Antiques Show has new features, more dealers

Antiques Show has new features, more dealers

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — The annual Glen Ridge Antiques Show has a new dealer manager this year. Debbi Turi, who has sold at the show before, will now help run it. According to Turi, the previous dealer manager, Betsy Delorm, has moved away from the Glen Ridge area. The show is celebrating its 71st consecutive year, […]

Activist fasting to gain clemency for Native American to

Activist fasting to gain clemency for Native American to

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — A Bloomfield activist is currently fasting to gather support for a presidential pardon of a Native American. Broughton Avenue resident Ted Glick began a water-only diet, at home, on Monday, Jan. 2. He is hoping that concerned people and Bloomfield residents will contact the White House website and request that President Barack Obama, […]

Bloomfield family breaks attendance record at Turtle Back

Bloomfield family breaks attendance record at Turtle Back

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — On Wednesday, Dec. 21, the Vickers family from Bloomfield was the 755,240th visitors to Essex County Turtle Back Zoo during 2016. This breaks the annual attendance record set last year and is the 12th consecutive year that a new annual attendance record as been established. “We have made tremendous improvements to Turtle […]

A quiet observance marks Veterans Day in Bloomfield

A quiet observance marks Veterans Day in Bloomfield

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Following a short march from the Town Hall, Veterans Day was observed at the Miles A. Saurez War Memorial in Bloomfield on Friday, Nov. 11. Soldiers stood at attention and flags billowed while an audience of 70, including uniformed Bloomfield first responders, stood quietly in gusting winds to recognize those who have served […]

A life saved, a wish granted, and a future brightens

A life saved, a wish granted, and a future brightens

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Ava Covington, the Bloomfield High School girl who collapsed at Foley Field in March from an apparent heart attack, played holiday melodies on the cello Monday, Nov. 7, to open Macy’s 2016 National “Believe” campaign in New Jersey. The cello was a gift from the “Make-A-Wish New Jersey” which is sponsored, in part, […]

Glen Ridge Red Dogs win Pee Wee football league title

Glen Ridge Red Dogs win Pee Wee football league title

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — The Glen Ridge Red Dogs – Pee Wee football team, comprising third- and fourth-graders, defeated Dumont for the Bergen County Junior Football League championship. The Red Dogs hosted this game Saturday, Nov. 5, in Glen Ridge. The final score was 27-12. It marks back-to-back seasons with 9-0 records for these group […]

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