OSHA officer charged with conspiring to extort contractor

OSHA officer charged with conspiring to extort contractor

BLOOMFIELD / NUTLEY, NJ — Two Essex County men — a compliance safety and health officer with the U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration and his brother — were scheduled to appear on Thursday, Sept. 10, on charges that they conspired to extort $6,000 in cash from a general contractor, U.S. Attorney […]

Bloomfield COVID-19 testing to be offered on Saturdays

Bloomfield COVID-19 testing to be offered on Saturdays

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Bloomfield Mayor Michael Venezia and the Township Council have announced additional COVID-19 testing dates for Bloomfield residents. Testing will take place on Saturdays, beginning Sept. 19, and will occur in the municipal parking lot. “The Township Council and I are doing everything in our power to keep residents safe and ensure that […]

‘Essex Remembers’ the many lives lost on 9/11

‘Essex Remembers’ the many lives lost on 9/11

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Essex County’s “Essex Remembers” ceremony couldn’t draw the crowd it normally draws to the Eagle Rock Reservation this Sept. 11 due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, but the county was still able to commemorate the 19th anniversary of the attacks on the World Trade Center. A livestream allowed those who normally […]

Bloomfield discusses bias at virtual event

Bloomfield discusses bias at virtual event

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Bloomfield’s Community Conversation on Race series continued on Sept. 2, with a livestreamed hour-and-half event for residents on the topic of race and racial bias. It was a continuation of the July 29 event, with guest speakers Wendy Christensen and Desyra Highsmith-Holcomb returning to Bloomfield, in addition to Joseph Graham Jr. Christensen […]

Remembering the Essex County victims of 9/11

Remembering the Essex County victims of 9/11

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Nineteen years ago on Sept. 11, 2001, approximately 3,000 people were murdered in terrorist attacks in New York City; Washington, D.C.; and Stonycreek, Pa. May we always remember the victims. Below are the Essex County residents who were killed in the terrorist attacks: Cesar A. Alviar, 60, of Bloomfield Sean Booker, […]

Bloomfield Library resumes fax, scanning and photocopying services

Bloomfield Library resumes fax, scanning and photocopying services

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — The Bloomfield Public Library is once again offering fax, scanning and photocopying services, beginning Sept. 8. These services had temporarily suspended as a result of COVID-19.  “Throughout the COVID-19 crisis, all of our departments have made it a priority to continue delivering as many services as possible for residents,” Mayor Michael Venezia […]

Residents participate in ‘Watsessing Walk’

Residents participate in ‘Watsessing Walk’

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Residents took part in a socially distanced walk between the Bloomfield Public Library and Watsessing Park on Sept. 1. All those who participated in the walk, which was led by the New Jersey Bike & Walk Coalition, received a $10 voucher from the Bloomfield Health and Human Services Department to redeem at […]

Bloomfield Library receives $5,000 grant from NJ Council for the Humanities

Bloomfield Library receives $5,000 grant from NJ Council for the Humanities

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — The Bloomfield Public Library has received $5,000 in grant money from the NJ Council for the Humanities. The money will be used to fund events to encourage Bloomfield residents to vote, learn information about local elections and learn why it is important to be involved in local government.  “Our municipal government is […]

Bloomfield art studio partners with Nutley children’s author

Bloomfield art studio partners with Nutley children’s author

BLOOMFIELD / NUTLEY, NJ — As schools remain closed through the fall and virtual instruction restarts, parents again must figure out how to manage homeschooling, often while working from home themselves. It’s a challenge for preschool-aged children when they can’t go to preschool, so Lovelee Tang designed a virtual art program for children aged 18 […]

Bloomfield Recycling Committee releases battery recycling information

Bloomfield Recycling Committee releases battery recycling information

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — In an effort to help residents understand the rules regarding battery recycling, the Bloomfield Recycling Committee has released the following tips: Regular household batteries, like alkaline batteries, can be placed in with regular solid waste. These batteries are deemed non-hazardous and there is really no local market for the limited recycling of […]

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