Bloomfield Health Dept. begins conducting population health outcomes survey

Bloomfield Health Dept. begins conducting population health outcomes survey

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — The Bloomfield Department of Health and Human Services has released a survey for residents that will help the department monitor their population health efforts. The survey can be accessed at www.bloomfieldtwpnj.com/1534/Population-Health-Outcomes-Survey. A community health assessment is conducted by the health department every five years and can help the department understand some of […]

Area grocery store celebrates its employee graduates

Area grocery store celebrates its employee graduates

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Brookdale ShopRite recently celebrated its associates who are 2020 graduates, applauding their strength, resilience and positive attitude. Class of 2020 graduates who work at Brookdale ShopRite include: Bloomfield High School’s Alex Camacho, Willy Ventura, Joy Hobday, Nina Cutchall and Gina Perrotta; Hackensack High School’s Marisa Greenwald; Payne Tech’s Mikel Malone; Passaic County […]

Red Cross praises Fontoura for donating plasma

Red Cross praises Fontoura for donating plasma

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — The American Red Cross conveyed its appreciation for and thanks to Essex County Sheriff Armando Fontoura on July 2, after the sheriff donated convalescent plasma in an effort to help combat COVID-19. In a statement sent to the sheriff following his donation, the American Red Cross applauded his actions. “When you […]

Bloomfield High School graduates Class of 2020

Bloomfield High School graduates Class of 2020

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Bloomfield High School’s graduation ceremony is still going to be held at Foley Field this year, but it’ll look a little different from years past. Only students are allowed to attend the event, which is scheduled for July 15. When the COVID-19 pandemic shut down schools and gatherings, graduations were included. So […]

Emergency rental assistance available to Bloomfield residents

Emergency rental assistance available to Bloomfield residents

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Bloomfield residents struggling with paying their rent as a result of COVID-19 can get temporary assistance from the state. Qualifying applicants may be eligible for up to six months of assistance.  “COVID-19 has caused many of our residents to lose their source of income or have it significantly reduced, making paying rent […]

‘Taste of Bloomfield’ goes mobile

‘Taste of Bloomfield’ goes mobile

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Oakeside Bloomfield Cultural Center will host “Taste on Wheels,” a mobile version of its traditional “Taste of Bloomfield.” Since the COVID-19 pandemic has preempted Oakeside’s traditional restaurant festival, Oakeside will host food trucks in its parking lot throughout the summer. The Events section on the Oakeside website at www.oakeside.org will list the […]

Bloomfield police arrest man for two shootings

Bloomfield police arrest man for two shootings

BLOOMFIELD, NJ —  Bloomfield police arrested Tre Byrd, 19, of Newark, on June 23 for his alleged involvement in shootings that occurred on June 19, according to a press release from the Bloomfield Division of Public Safety. On Friday, June 19, at approximately 10 p.m., Bloomfield police officers were on patrol in the area of […]

Little libraries remain stocked in Bloomfield

Little libraries remain stocked in Bloomfield

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Libraries in New Jersey are just now beginning to open for curbside pickup after months of being limited to online activity. But it’s still not safe to browse through the stacks, a problem that the Little Free Libraries scattered about Bloomfield are here to solve. All nine of them have been being […]

Bloomfield teen makes neighborhood more patriotic

Bloomfield teen makes neighborhood more patriotic

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Bloomfield teenager James Joanow is celebrating the country while observing social distancing through a Fourth of July display he set up on Lakewood Drive. Joanow, age 16, is known in the neighborhood for setting up elaborate holiday displays; back in May he set up a display thanking heroes working on the front […]

AG issues statewide order requiring identification of officers who commit serious disciplinary violations

AG issues statewide order requiring identification of officers who commit serious disciplinary violations

TRENTON, NJ — Attorney General Gurbir Grewal has ordered all law enforcement agencies in New Jersey to begin publicly identifying officers who commit serious disciplinary violations. Under the order, going forward every state, county and local law enforcement agency in New Jersey will be required to annually publish a list of officers who were fired, […]

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