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. […]

Two-town planning continues on expansion of Mountainside

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — The joint meeting of the Montclair and Glen Ridge planning boards took place Wednesday, May 11, at Montclair Fire Department headquarters. The subject was a revised draft of the proposed Mountainside Hospital redevelopment project. It started as a disjointed meeting as the Glen Ridge Planning Board members did not have the opportunity […]

Chelsea Clinton visits Bloomfield for her mom

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Chelsea Clinton came to town last week and stopped at Heritage Village, the retirement community across the street from Town Hall. She provided an audience of 100 with a number of reasons to vote for her mother, Hillary Clinton, the current Democrat presidential frontrunner and former first lady to her father, Bill Clinton. […]

Councilman Chalet undergoes heart operation

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Councilman Elias Chalet underwent open-heart surgery in New York City on April 28. Speaking in his Broad Street real estate office earlier this week, Chalet said the surgery was necessary after something turned up on his EKG during a routine medical examination. Alerted, his cardiologist put him through a battery of tests. “He […]

Much to see and do at Eco Fair, Art Festival

Much to see and do at Eco Fair, Art Festival

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — Glen Ridge Arts Patrons, or GRAPA, held its decades-old arts festival Saturday, May 7. The event took place at Glen Ridge High School while below, along Ridgewood Avenue, the ninth annual Eco Fair was on. According to Lou Mercurio, co-president of GRAPA, the arts festival is the oldest, continuous festival in the […]

Town dedicates its newest park on Saturday

Town dedicates its newest park on Saturday

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Bloomfield officially opened a small park at Oaktree Lane on Saturday, May 14. Called a pocket park because of its size, its location was once a route for the Morris Canal. The dried bed of the former waterway and forgotten mule path is now a trail for hikers, having been cleared of a […]

Bloomfield taps two groups to conduct a study of BPD’s handling of vehicle stops

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Bloomfield has asked two police organizations to conduct a study of its own police practices for motor-vehicle stops. According to Mayor Michael Venezia, the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives and the National Coalition of Latino Officers, will conduct the study. The decision is a result of a report issued last month […]

Crime continues to decrease in Bloomfield

Crime continues to decrease in Bloomfield

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — The most recent Uniform Crime Report, released April 29 by the New Jersey Department of Law and Public Safety, shows a slight decrease in crime in Bloomfield, from 2013 to 2014. However, more recent statistics provided by the Bloomfield Police Department indicate that, overall, crime decreased significantly from 2014 to 2015 with the […]

Bloomfield Police honor their own in annual ceremony

Bloomfield Police honor their own in annual ceremony

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — The Bloomfield Police Department held its second awards ceremony in the Council Chambers on Thursday, May 5. The awards were of two types: for valor, and for excellent police duty. Altogether, 26 awards were given out to 22 officers, four distinguished themselves by winning in both categories. The awards were for actions taken […]

Crime in Glen Ridge remains low and steady

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — The most recent Uniform Crime Report, released April 29 by the NJ Office of the Attorney General, shows that while criminal activity in Glen Ridge remained low and stable, incidents of non-violent crimes did increase while violent crimes decreased. Comparing 2013 to 2014 According to the 2014 UCR, the total crime index, […]

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