Bloomfield resident donates milkweed to Great Swamp

Bloomfield resident donates milkweed to Great Swamp

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Bloomfield resident Susan Moseson came to the rescue of the Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge’s “Monarch Waystation” demonstration butterfly garden in July, donating more than 60 swamp milkweed plants to replace others that had been destroyed. Monarch butterflies lay their eggs only on milkweed plants, whose leaves are the sole source of […]

Bloomfield Mandolin Orchestra seeks new members

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — The Bloomfield Mandolin Orchestra invites members and prospective new members — with their instruments —  to a membership social on Monday, Aug. 14, from 7 to 10 p.m. at Trumpets Jazz Club, 6 Depot Square, Montclair. RSVP to BMOmandolin@gmail.com or to Kristine Massari at 973-444-0357. The orchestra is looking for new members […]

Talent Time to stage ‘Spelling Bee’ at BHS

Now in its 68th year, Talent Time Players will spell out what makes it great through zany musical

Talent Time to stage ‘Spelling Bee’ at BHS

BLOOMFIELD. NJ — The Talent Time Players, now it their 68th year, will present the musical, “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee,” this week with evening performances Thursday through Saturday in the Bloomfield High School Auditorium at 8 p.m. When the original musical played on Broadway, there were nine in the cast, but Talent Time […]

Bloomfield man pleads guilty regarding Twitter gun deal

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Robert D. Laurino announced recently that Bomani Duncan, 20, of Bloomfield entered a guilty plea, admitting to using Twitter to recruit gang members and sell guns. He also pleaded guilty to possession of a handgun. Assistant Prosecutor Joseph A. Giordano, who handled the case, said under the terms […]

Largest class ever graduates from Jr. Police Academy

Largest class ever graduates from Jr. Police Academy

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Bloomfield Police Department graduated its third class of Junior Police Academy recruits on Friday morning, July 28. The two-week, summertime, outreach program is conducted to acquaint township sixth-, seventh- and eighth-graders with Bloomfield and Essex County law-enforcement personnel and practices, in a regimented environment providing physical exercise. The program has grown by about […]

Council plans to take over the town parking authority

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Township Administrator Matthew Watkins has confirmed that the Bloomfield Parking Authority will be dissolved by Dec. 31, 2017, and township parking will come under the authority of the mayor and council as a utility. “This will allow for our residents to save money through cost savings for services that the township can provide […]

Bloomfield Center Alliance keeps downtown swinging

Bloomfield Center Alliance keeps downtown swinging

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — As always, Bloomfield Center Alliance is busy attracting people to the downtown area. Its long-standing Cruise Nights are still happening every Wednesday evening during the summer and a Pop-Up Art gallery has been introduced to the downtown, summertime fare. A Pop-Up Art gallery is a temporary space for art exhibitions, occupying a vacant […]

Collins House in Bloomfield on National Register

Collins House in Bloomfield on National Register

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — The Collins House, the 18th-century dwelling off Hoover Avenue in the North Center, has recently been named to the National Registry of Historic Places. Bloomfield Councilman Carlos Pomares made the announcement Monday, July 24, at the Bloomfield Township Council meeting. The national register is under the authority of the U.S. Department of the […]

Town expected to appeal ruling on Haberman property

Town expected to appeal ruling on Haberman property

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Anticipated this fall is the appeal, by the township, of the $2.9 million price a jury determined it would have to pay the former owner of the historic train station on Lackawanna Place. The township acquired title to the property through eminent domain. The former owner is the Bloomfield Daval Corp. In its […]

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