Town expected to appeal ruling on Haberman property

Town expected to appeal ruling on Haberman property

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Anticipated this fall is the appeal, by the township, of the $2.9 million price a jury determined it would have to pay the former owner of the historic train station on Lackawanna Place. The township acquired title to the property through eminent domain. The former owner is the Bloomfield Daval Corp. In its […]

Council to re-evaluate a new permit-parking zone

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Earlier this week Mayor Michael Venezia stated that a Bloomfield Police Department ordinance that bans overnight parking on Willard Street and Kilmer Court by vehicles without a residential parking permit will be reconsidered during the Monday, July 17, conference session. The recently imposed ban was met with complaints by some Franklin Street apartment […]

District plans upgrades to facilities in summer

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — The Bloomfield School District is at work this summer getting the facilities in shape for the coming school year. According to District Facilities Manager Joe Carretta, some of the improvements that students and educators will see in September are specified below. In addition to these upgrades, Carretta said all schools will have an […]

After long recovery, assault victim is back at work

After long recovery, assault victim is back at work

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — A Bloomfield resident brutally attacked in January by a gang of juveniles on Arlington Avenue began working full-time again last week. His assailants had worn a type of glove used by motorcyclists with hardened, composite material protecting the knuckles. Adam Young returned to his job as the lead brewer for Brooklyn Brewery following […]

District has a STEM administrator

District has a STEM administrator

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Lou Cappello, superintendent of science K-12 at Bloomfield High School, will oversee STEM activities for grades kindergarten to five beginning in September. The position for the lower grades is new to the school district. STEM is an acronym for science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Cappello has been in the school district for 14 years […]

After 23 years in the district, Saponara has retired

After 23 years in the district, Saponara has retired

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Debra Saponara, the administrative secretary at Fairview Elementary School who has worked in the district for 23 years, has retired. She and her boss, Principal Sal DeSimone, departed at the end of June. Saponara grew up in Bloomfield, coming to the township when she was 2 years old. She attended Demarest Elementary, North […]

Summer work planned for town’s water pipes

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — In new and ongoing work, Bloomfield will continue to improve its potable water system. A section of main along Belleville Avenue will be cleaned and relined in the coming months, according to Bloomfield Township Engineer Paul Lasek. The section is from Woodland Road to the Belleville border. The work will cost the township […]

Library plans a summer of learning and fun

Library plans a summer of learning and fun

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — kSTEM and community service are being highlighted in the reading program for children at the Glen Ridge Public Library this summer. “Build a Better World” is the theme for the program, and as of Friday, June 30, 64 children, ages 2 to 4, had signed up, according to Sydney Young, head […]

Eighth-graders promoted in dual ceremonies

Eighth-graders promoted in dual ceremonies

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — The Bloomfield Middle School promoted 474 boys and girls on Wednesday, June 21, in ceremonies beginning 15 minutes apart in the gymnasium and the auditorium. The difference between the settings is remarkable. But tying the commencements together were speakers who addressed both audiences with similar words. The welcoming address was delivered by BMS […]