Testimony continues in appraisal hearing for train station

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — The civil trial to determine the monetary value of the privately owned property containing the downtown Bloomfield historic train station continued for a second week in Newark Superior Court. Judge Robert Gardner is presiding. The oblong-shaped property being contested runs parallel to the westbound New Jersey Transit tracks, between Glenwood Avenue and Washington […]

Threat of rain cancels the town’s Memorial Day parade

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — The Bloomfield Joint Memorial Day Committee cancelled the Memorial Day Parade which was scheduled for Monday, May 30. With a storm headed in from the south, a dire but inaccurate weather forecast for northern New Jersey prompted the cancellation decision to be made early Sunday evening. The parade was to begin at 9 […]

Primary candidates discuss issues of upcoming election

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — During the last few weeks, the Bloomfield candidates running in the Democratic primary on Tuesday, June 7, were interviewed by The Independent Press. Registered Democrats will have an opportunity to vote for a mayoral candidate and three council candidates. The top vote-getters in each category will run against Republican, and possibly independent, candidates […]

Price of historic train station argued in court

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — A trial to determine the monetary value of the abandoned historic train station located on Lackawanna Place in Bloomfield, across from the Glenwood Village redevelopment project, began in Newark Superior Court on Wednesday, May 18. The trial is by a jury of six with Judge Robert Gardner presiding. Township officials have hailed the […]

Spring Fling raises money for school’s multi-purpose room

Spring Fling raises money for school’s multi-purpose room

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — The Home and School Association of Linden Avenue Elementary School had its bi-annual Spring Fling on Saturday, May 21. The purpose of the event was to raise money for the refurbishment of the multi-purpose room. It is expected to cost in excess of $100,000, with work beginning this summer. It is hoped […]

Election ‘16: Incumbents win and look to the future

NUTLEY, NJ — Nutley voters returned all incumbent commissioners to office in the May 10 municipal elections. But there was a change in the office of mayor. With tradition dictating that the top vote-getter is the next Nutley mayor, Commissioner Joseph Scarpelli will serve in that post during the coming year. Scarpelli garnered 3,615 votes, followed […]

Council votes 5-0 for a rent-control ordinance

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — The Bloomfield Township Council passed a rent-control ordinance Monday evening. The vote was 5-0. Councilmen Elias Chalet and Carlos Bernard were absent. The ordinance amends the current ordinance. Landlord and tenant representatives saw it as a step in the right direction. Landlords will now be able to increase rents in one of two […]

Good crowd, big prizes at fishing derby for kids

Good crowd, big prizes at fishing derby for kids

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — The Bloomfield FOP 214, a union which represents a portion of the Bloomfield police force, held a fishing derby at Clark’s Pond on Saturday morning, May 14. The event was coordinated by Det. Anthony Picciano. Twenty-six sponsors donated about $3,000, of which $1,800 went to stock the pond with 200 trout and bass. […]

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