Bloomfield councilman arrested for bribery

BLOOMFIELD — First Ward Bloomfield Councilman Elias Chalet was arrested by the New Jersey State Police at his Broad Street real estate office Monday afternoon, Nov. 16, according to State Police spokesman Sgt. 1st Class Gary Williams. Chalet was charged with bribery and violation of official duty and incarcerated in the Essex County Correctional Facility. Bail […]

Veterans Day breakfast honors troops, near and far

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — The Bloomfield Joint Memorial Committee held its annual Veterans Day pancake breakfast at the Newark-Bloomfield Elks Lodge No. 21 this past Sunday, Nov. 8. The committee, which is responsible for the Memorial Day and Veterans Day observations in the township, has been hosting the breakfast for more than 25 years. A concern of […]

Bloomfield College to open art exhibit, new subjects

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — In an effort to connect art to a student’s overall education to the world at large, the humanities department at Bloomfield College has reintroduced the subject of art history into its curriculum. Deepening this connection, the school will also open an art exhibit in its Scott. H. Kaplan ’02 Art Gallery beginning Wednesday, […]

Church looks to update with new furnace, solar panels

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Energy was a topic at the Brookdale Reformed Church on Saturday, Nov. 7. For one thing, a serve-yourself, sit-down pasta dinner was prepared to kick off a campaign to raise funds to replace a gas furnace in the basement. The furnace heats the church and its attached Fellowship Hall, where a day-care center […]

OPRA case goes to Supreme Court

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — The New Jersey Supreme Court will hear a Bloomfield resident’s case to obtain a 14-hour video recording taken by a security camera behind Town Hall and pointed at the mayor’s parking space. According to the the resident’s attorney, CJ Griffin, the hearing will help determine the burden of proof a public agency must […]

Defense attorney for convicted former BPD officer speaks

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — The defense attorney for one of the former Bloomfield Police Department officers convicted last week of official misconduct and related charges stemming from a roadside stop, thinks the judge may have a difficult time crafting a fair prison sentence. Attorney Frank Arleo, in a telephone interview earlier this week, said his client, Sean […]

Local artist publishing book about heroin addiction

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — A Glen Ridge artist is using the puppet character of Pinocchio to warn pre-teens not to experiment with heroin. Visual artist Theresa DeSalvio produced a series of oil paintings with the long-nosed puppet who becomes a boy, but is living the life of a desperate drug user who forfeits his fate to […]

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