Bloomfield College Nursing Students Drop By The United Nations
Bloomfield College students stopped by the United Nations in New York City to attend seminars about human trafficking. Nursing students, faculty members and the College's Chaplain Rev. Sherry Karasik toured the United Nations building and spent the afternoon with Carol Smolenski of ECPAT, a worldwide organization devoted to ending human trafficking in all areas of society.
Bloomfield Resident Honored for Achievements as Nurse
Clara Memba, a nurse and Bloomfield resident was presented with the prestigious nursing honor the Daisy Award this month. The Daisy Award is a national nursing excellence recognition program for nurses who give compassionate bedside care and offer superlative care, day in and day out. Memba, a nurse at UMDNJ-The University Hospital for nearly 10 years, was nominated for the Daisy Award for her extraordinary care of and compassion for a dying patient who desperately wanted to visit family in Africa.
Bloomfield Resident Strikes Plea Deal in Child Sex Abuse
The owner of Parsippany's now-closed Ablaze Baseball pled guilty to having a sexual affair with a 14-year-old girl, officials said this week. Robert J. Gervasi Jr., 48, of Bloomfield and a former Union County teacher, entered his plea Tuesday before a Superior Court judge in Elizabeth. He pled guilty to one count of second degree sexual assault and two counts of second degree endangering the welfare of a minor.
Bloomfield Schools Honor Coaches of the Year
In recognition of their extraordinary success in 2012, Bloomfield School officials recognized coaches from the district’s football and track and field programs as coaches of the year. Bloomfield head football coach Mike Carter was honored for leading his team to the state championship. The school board also recognized Leo Inglima and Maureen Moore for leading the boys and girls cross country teams to continued success.