MLK celebrated, service awards given

MLK celebrated, service awards given

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — The 17th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Celebration was observed at New Light Baptist Church on Monday, Jan. 21. The event attracted a larger audience than in recent years with more children attending, too. The program was hosted by Councilwoman Nina Davis. “It’s fitting that we do this here,” she said […]

Storm froze the town, but no damage

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — So what happened with the snow forecast for this past weekend? Was there anything to plow in Bloomfield? And even with the wind howling on Monday, nary a fallen township tree to saw up and haul away. What are they doing over at Public Works anyway? “We got lucky,” said Anthony Nesto, the […]

BFD brass going back to the basics

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Forty-five members of the Bloomfield Fire Department attended professional development workshops last week at Fire Station No. 3, located near St. Valentine’s Roman Church. Taking the 16 hours of workshops were Fire Chief Lou Venezia, all captains, deputy chiefs and firefighters who fill-in for captains. The classes were given by Frank Viscuso. According […]

Shutdown affects local theology student

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — A theology student assisting at Christ Episcopal Church who is also a furloughed federal worker, Christopher Dwyer, said on Sunday that he was starting to feel the pinch. He said that on the twenty-third day of the shutdown. Barring a “miracle,” today is the twenty-seventh day. A full-time theology student at Drew […]

Bloomfield Library releases three-year plan

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — The board of trustees for the Bloomfield Public Library has issued a strategic plan outlining proposed initiatives over the next three years. It is all-encompassing and available on the BPL website and offers as its mission statement a goal to make the library the information center for the township. To assist with funding […]

Carteret students in training for ‘Challenge 24’ 24’

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Carteret Elementary School fifth- and sixth-grade students were puzzling their brains in the school media center last week in preparation for an intramural mathematics competition. The competition is called “Challenge 24” and is played with cards having four numbers. Students are required to factor the numbers — add, subtract, divide or multiply […]

GRWC to present ‘Laundry and Bourbon’

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — The Women’s Club of Glen Ridge will present a staged reading Tuesday, Jan. 15, of “Laundry and Bourbon,” a one-act play by James McLure. The reading will be directed by Heather Ballantyne and feature Erin Dilly, Deshja Driggs-Hall and Ballantyne. “Laundry and Bourbon” is set on a front porch during a 1960s summer afternoon […]

Numbers don’t lie: Crime is down

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Bloomfield crime decreased 17 percent last year, according to Safety Director Sam DeMaio in an interview earlier this week. DeMaio, who began his tenure as head of the Bloomfield Police Department in January 2015, said during the last four years, Part 1 offenses decreased 50 percent in the township. Part 1 offenses are […]

Town loses: Jury says developer gets $1.6M, not 440K

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — A Newark Superior Court jury verdict determined Wednesday, Dec 19, that the township must pay $1.6 million for a piece of land it had acquired through eminent domain. The town had argued that an appraisal it had commissioned said the land was worth $440,000, a figure it thought was a fair price. This […]

Historical Society accepts donations for 2018

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — The Historical Society of Bloomfield made five notable additions to its museum collection during 2018. Adhering to her policy of never saying no to a donation, HSB President Jean Kuras said a doll house from a Nutley resident, Carol Mraz, was accepted. Mraz had received it from an elderly neighbor. A collection of […]

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