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Bengals Athletic Update

Volleyball advanced to the County final with wins over Science Park and Montclair. Unfortunately, Livingston got the better of the Bengals in the County Championship Match.    At the County Track and Field Championship Meet the Girls Team had a fine showing placing 5th overall. Leading the way was Kaela Edwards-2nd in high hurdles and Aicha Naouai- 2nd in javelin. The best Boys performance was La’Shan White- 4th in high hurdles.   Softball fell to the #1 seed Fairlawn in the NJSIAA ...

Beth's Book Review

The Liberators: America’s Witnesses to the Holocaust by Michael Hirsh (Bantom Books, 2010)   “It was bad. It was very, very bad,” said Jay Dakelman, a medic with the 3rd Army Corps of Engineers during World War II. He was describing to me the first moment that he stepped into a concentration camp, somewhere in Germany, during the final months of World War II. Jay Dakelman, who ended the war with the rank of corporal, was my father. Since my great-grandmother was Russian, the only language that she had ever ...

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

Let me ask you something.   If you had a couple hundred thousand dollars lying around, like in a penny jar or something, would you spend it on a trip to outer space knowing that it could potentially end, let’s say, not well?   Uber rich guys like Jeff Bezos and Sir Richard Branson are betting customers will.  At least customers with a few hundred large to burn.  They are rapidly building commercial space programs to give money-is-no-object thrill seekers willing to sign a Hold Harmless Waiver the ultimate ...

Jaffe Morning Briefing

The Jaffe Briefing will be on Fall Break beginning Monday, returning Oct. 23 Voter registration deadline for the November 2018 election is Tuesday, October 16 Click HERE to see if you're already registered Or call 1-877-NJ-VOTER (1-877-658-6837) EAST RUTHERFORD - The goal - one would think - is for the struggling Meadowlands racetrack to hold on as long as possible, figuring that legalized sports betting, some $6 million in proposed state support ...

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

Losing a child is one of the most difficult situations a family can face. Life isn’t supposed to happen this way. And when this terrible situation happens, what should friends of the family do? Everyone reacts to this situation differently, however, most families will be grateful for acknowledgment of their loss, and kind gestures sent their way over the coming days and months may mean more to the family than you may realize. With that being said, Walk In Sunshine’s website offers many different options for friends of the family ...

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