Track in Watsessing Park is named for Ashenfelter

Track in Watsessing Park is named for Ashenfelter

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — County and local elected officials, on Friday, Oct 14, dedicated a track in the East Orange portion of Watsessing Park to 1952 Olympic gold medalist and Glen Ridge resident Horace Ashenfelter. The track, at the intersection of Glenwood Avenue and Boyden Street, was named “Horace Ashenfelter Track” at a well-attended event that […]

Saying so long to summer at the community pool

Saying so long to summer at the community pool

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — Labor Day weekend, at least the Saturday right before the holiday, looked to be a ho-hum day at the Glen Ridge Community Pool. Not many people were there, even with the pool closing for the season in two days. This may have been caused by a threat from an off-coast hurricane that […]

District loans laptop computers to 300 students

District loans laptop computers to 300 students

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Three-hundred laptop computers — Chromebooks — were distributed to two groups of Bloomfield Middle School students during August to initiate a pilot program which will link the students to their teachers and to students around the world. The pilot program launches an effort by the Bloomfield School District to equip all students with […]

Local artist’s book on heroin addiction turned into a film

Local artist’s book on heroin addiction turned into a film

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — Glen Ridge painter Theresa DeSalvio, who created an illustrated book about heroin addiction and then turned the book into a 17-minute film, had the film screened last weekend at the Hudson Valley International Film Festival in the documentary category. DeSalvio’s book, “Tales: A Cautionary Story about Heroin Addiction,” was a series of […]

Immovable object meets Morris Canal

Discarded culvert impedes progress on the trail of a pocket park

Immovable object meets Morris Canal

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — A discarded culvert is in the way of fully completing the extension of the Morris Canal pocket park, located on Oak Tree Lane. A culvert is a concrete water pipe placed under roadbeds. The origin of this partially-buried culvert is unknown, although the Garden State Parkway is a stone’s throw away. The effort […]

Benches possible on Morris Canal towpath

Benches possible on Morris Canal towpath

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — After the ongoing replacement of the Berkeley Avenue bridge is completed, Bloomfield residents may be expected to find, on the towpath of the former Morris Canal under the bridge, rest stops using the railing from the old bridge. The bridge crosses over the former Morris Canal towpath and the Second River. According to […]

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