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MKA Cancels Classes After Death of Beloved Coach, Bloomfield Resident Tom Fleming

MONTCLAIR, NJ - The sudden death of 65-year-old Tom Fleming on Wednesday has rocked the Montclair Kimberley Academy community.  

Fleming had been coaching at a track meet in Verona when he suddenly collapsed. Colleagues and police officers rushed to his aide to perform CPR on his unresponsive body, according to Verona Police Chief Stern. An AED (defibrillator) was also tried on him at the field. Stern added, "Verona Rescue Squad and paramedic unit arrived on the scene, provided further medical care, and then transported the victim to Mountainside Hospital."

The news of Fleming's passing spread quickly throughout the community, who took to social media to express shock and disbelief and tributes to the two-time NYC Marathon winner.

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Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo released a statement saying, "A two-time winner of the New York City Marathon, Tom reached the pinnacle of being a professional runner. He was an icon in the sport that he loved, and enjoyed coaching and mentoring young athletes. He was a very dear friend who inspired generations with his accomplishments. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family."

Thursday morning MKA officials canceled classes for the middle school, where Fleming worked as a fourth grade teacher. His colleagues also issued a statement saying that Fleming died of "an apparent heart attack while coaching his team at a meet on Wednesday, April 19 in Verona."

Fleming was a fourth grade teacher and the varsity boys and girls head coach in cross-country and track and field. 

A native of Bloomfield, Fleming was an American distance runner; 2-time NYC Marathon champion, his colleagues described. Notably, Fleming groomed a number of the top distance runners in New Jersey in the last two decades, including three of the best in MKA school history, schools officials proclaim. 

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Bloomfield Historical Society to present 'Morris Canal' at Bloomfield College May 23

May 21, 2017

BLOOMFIELD, NJ - 

The Historical Society of Bloomfield, in collaboration with Bloomfield College, Bloomfield Morris Canal Greenway Committee and the Bloomfield Recreation Department, will present “The Story of the Morris Canal in Bloomfield: From its Heyday as Freight Transportation System to Modern Urban Greenway.”

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Bloomfield Police Blotter May 8 - 13 2017

May 18, 2017

BLOOMFIELD, NJ - The following police blotter has been issued by Crime Analyst Ralph A.Marotti of the Bloomfield Police Department.

Theft

05/08/2017- Omar Fontanez age 37 of Bloomfield NJ was arrested at 10:25am and charged with Shoplifting. Stop & Shop security observed Mr. Fontanez conceal 8 boxes of Afrin Nasal Spray inside his waistband. He was detained until arrival of ...

Jola Coffee; Serving Up Passion In Every Cup

May 23, 2017

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Seton Hall Prep Dedicates Tevlin Memorial Field and Zimmermann Scoreboard

WEST ORANGE, NJ – The family, friends, teachers and teammates of Brendan Tevlin (Class of 2013) and Billy Zimmerman (Class of 2011) gathered at the Seton Hall Preparatory School’s (SHP) Kelly Athletic Complex on Saturday as the high school officially dedicated the Brendan Patrick Tevlin ’13 Memorial Field and Billy Zimmermann ’11 Scoreboard.

The ceremony marked a ...

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May 23, 2017

ROSELLE, NJ - Representatives from Adelante Alliance New Jersey and the New York General Consulate of Mexico are in Roselle this week to help give immigrants in the tristate area an opportunity to begin procedures to obtain passports, a consular identification cards, birth certificates, and dual citizenship.

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Ticket Agent for NJ Transit Charged with Official Misconduct, Theft, and Forgery

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Possibly record breaking tick season made worse by Powassan

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The Centers for Disease Control is expecting this summer to be the worse tick season on record made even more troubling by Powassan, a potentially fatal viral disease transmitted by ticks. 

Summary article: https://medlineplus.gov/news/fullstory_165462.html

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Boys & Girls Clubs in New Jersey Announce Olympic Gold Medalist Laurie Hernandez as Master of Ceremonies for New Jersey State Youth of the Year Gala

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The Boys & Girls Clubs in New Jersey announced today that 2016 Olympic Gold & Silver Medalist and “Dancing with the Stars” Champion Laurie Hernandez will serve as Master of Ceremonies for the NJ State Youth of the Year gala on June 6th at Montclair State University, Conference Center Ballroom in Montclair, NJ.

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Discussion on Education with Gubernatorial Candidate Jim Johnson, May 19

Calling - Teachers, Para's, Administrators, College Professors, Future Teachers and Parents!

Come her the education platform and ask questions of Gubernatorial candidate Jim Johnson - 

When - Friday - May 19th

Where - Suzie Ques BBQ

34 S Valley St. in West Orange

The time is now for Transformation! 

 

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