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Beth's Book Review

All the Stars in the Heavens by Adriana Trigiani (Harper, 2015)   When I was a little girl, before there was colored television, sometimes I would watch a show where a beautiful, mature lady would enter a room through French doors, and greet her tv audience. The woman wore spectacular gowns that clung to her  curvy shape and sported big satin bows in the back. Her cheeks were like red apples; the bones were impossibly high and the skin was taught. Her lipstick had to be bright red, you could just tell by the luminescent smile ...

Bloomfield Pride

The initial patent for the land that would become Bloomfield Township was granted to the English Puritan colonists of Newark, and the area assigned to Essex County in 1675, and Newark Township in 1693. From the 1690's to about the 1720's, much of the northern and eastern land was sold to descendants of New Netherland colonists who had settled Acquackanonk, and the remainder mostly to English families. Bloomfield was settled by a combination of Dutch and English families and the English and Dutch neighborhoods gradually integrated, ...

Bloomfield Public Library

All movies start at 12:15 p.m. in the Library Theatre September 6, 2018 -  BRONCO BILLY As the leader of a struggling Wild West show, Bronco Billy (Clint Eastwood) gives it his all to keep his entertainers' spirits high despite the declining public interest. While on tour, Billy encounters Antoinette Lily (Sondra Locke), a spoiled, newlywed heiress who was recently deserted by her scheming husband, John Arlington (Geoffrey Lewis). After some convincing, Lily decides to join the troupe as Billy's assistant but, much to the ...

Dad in the Box

Say what you will about Satan, he sports a well-groomed beard.   This month is No Shave November.  It is the time of year in which men suspend their daily shaving ritual and let their beards and moustaches grow wild and free in support of men’s health issues. Which means that on Thanksgiving men all over the country with scraggly, three-week stubble will be applying their razor sharp cutting utensils to innocent birds rather than to their faces.   Ironically, turkeys all over the country spend the year growing ...

Jaffe Morning Briefing

PRINCETON - If you add up all the brain power at Princeton University, it could figure a way to teach trigonometry to a flea. Yet the university has been struggling with all the bicycle thefts around the leafy campus. NJ.comreports the latest effort is for police to create "bait bikes."  They are equipped with GPS devices so cops can track them and hopefully find the culprits in the process. The university also wants students to register their bikes with campus cops. All will receive stickers that read: "This ...

Pro Staff Physical Therapy & Dynamic Hand Therapy

NUTLEY, NJ- With each passing school year it seems that backpacks are getting progressively bigger and definitely heavier. Pass any school as children are coming or going and, judging by the the size of the packs on their backs, it may look like a group of explorers preparing to scale Mt. Everest. Although it's difficult to get away from your child having to lug a heavy backpack to and from school, there are ways to make carrying those packs easier on their young backs.    We reached out to Pro Staff Physical Therapy ...

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The Mommy's Review

I love Halloween! It’s one of my favorite holidays, especially since there is so much to do, and it’s so much fun for the kids. I also love that you don’t have to spend a lot of money. Sure, you could go to the store and buy brand-new costumes and decorate your house like crazy, but it’s also a holiday you can do on a budget. Secondhand costumes purchased from Facebook swap groups? Check. Dollar store decorations? You betcha. Hitting up the free local trick-or-treating events? You can bet all of your Fun Size M&Ms ...

Walk With Us Into Sunshine

As October whirls by and millions of children around the country get their Halloween costumes ready to go, there are many parents out there who will just have to imagine what Halloween would be like with their child that is no longer living. October is Infant Loss Awareness Month. Below, we discuss some details about these types of losses. The loss of a child stings that much more during the holidays, as parents consider all the “what if’s.” Would my child be into Dinosaurs? Would my son play baseball like his dad? ...

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