Business View Magazine | August 2019

292 BUSINESS VIEW MAGAZINE AUGUST 2019 AT A GLANCE GLEN RIDGE BOROUGH, NEW JERSEY WHAT: A town of 7,600 WHERE: Essex County, New Jersey WEBSITE: W edged between the nearby suburbs of Montclair and Bloomfield in Essex County, New Jersey, and bordering the city of East Orange to it south, the Borough of Glen Ridge is a 1.5-square-mile slice of territory, about three miles long and no more than six blocks wide. Named after the glen next to the ridge formed by Toney’s Brook, Glen Ridge traces its beginning to 1666, when 64 Connecticut families, led by Robert Treat, bought land from the Lenni Lenape Native Americans and named it New Ark to reflect a covenant to worship freely without persecution. At the time, the area included the future towns of Bloomfield, Montclair, Belleville, and Nutley. When Bloomfield was established in 1812, Glen GLENRIDGE B O RO U G H , N E W J E R S E Y P R I D E A N D P RO G R E S S