ECPO, County Bar sponsor gun buyback

ECPO, County Bar sponsor gun buyback

NEWARK, NJ — The Essex County Prosecutor’s Office and the Essex County Bar Foundation are jointly sponsoring a one-day guy buyback on Saturday, March 30. Anyone can anonymously turn in up to three guns, no questions asked. The gun buyback will be held in Bethany Baptist Church’s Fellowship Hall, 275 W. Market St. in Newark. […]

New Lion Gate park is dedicated

New Lion Gate park is dedicated

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Ground was broken on the proposed Lion Gate open space project Friday, March 15. Envisioned on the 18.2-acre site of the former Scientific Glass Co. is a soccer field and park. A floodplain will also be created on four acres. The ceremony, hosted by Bloomfield Township Administrator Matthew Watkins, attracted county and […]

2019 county budget to allocate funds to legal services for ICE detainees

2019 county budget to allocate funds to legal services for ICE detainees

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr. and the Board of Chosen Freeholders recently announced that the 2019 Essex County budget will include an allocation of $750,000 to create a Legal Services Fund to provide representation to ICE detainees at the Essex County Correctional Facility. “We are pleased to join with the […]

Firefighters learn workouts tailored for their profession

Firefighters learn workouts tailored for their profession

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Members of the Bloomfield Fire Department recently completed a workshop to provide exercising techniques specifically designed for firefighters. Four sessions of eight hours each were held at Fire Station No. 1, Friday, March 8, to Monday, March 11. Because of scheduling, 55 of the 78 firefighters in the department participated. The workshop […]

Students prepare for fifth- and sixth-grade Challenge 24 competition

Students prepare for fifth- and sixth-grade Challenge 24 competition

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — The Bloomfield school district finals for an arithmetic competition among fifth- and sixth-graders was held at the Bloomfield Middle School on Friday, March 15, with nine students advancing to the next round at the county level. Each school held its own preliminary rounds. The competition is called “Challenge 24” and is played with […]

Meet the Mayors of Essex County on April 6

Meet the Mayors of Essex County on April 6

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The ninth annual Essex County Meet the Mayors event will be Saturday, April 6, from 8:30 to 11 a.m. at Mayfair Farms, 481 Eagle Rock Ave. in West Orange. Guest speakers Sen. Stephen Sweeney and Assemblyman Jon Bramnick will discuss important issues affecting New Jersey. Also, a hot breakfast will be […]

Restructuring of U.S. Attorney’s Office leads to significant results in first year

Restructuring of U.S. Attorney’s Office leads to significant results in first year

NEWARK, NJ — One year after U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito reorganized the structure of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of New Jersey, overall criminal prosecutions have increased 51 percent, including a 65-percent jump in violent crime prosecutions, a 39-percent jump in narcotics-related prosecutions and a 15-percent jump in white collar crime prosecutions, according […]

Lieutenants promoted to captains in Town Hall ceremony

Lieutenants promoted to captains in Town Hall ceremony

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Three Bloomfield Police Department lieutenants were promoted to the rank of captain at a ceremony at Town Hall on Tuesday evening, Feb. 26. The officers were captains Patsy Spatola, George Ricci and Anthony Sisco. In his welcoming speech, Mayor Michael Venezia provided the over-capacity audience with some career information about the officers. […]

‘To me, it was just family’

‘To me, it was just family’

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Fremont Street resident Mary Shoffner is nonchalant about it when asked, but her father, John Moran, as a long-time Broad Street business owner and chief organizer of township parades, was also an integral part of Bloomfield holidays and celebrations. His store, where he worked for nearly 35 years before a son took […]

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