Historical Society of Bloomfield and town honor Black History Month

Historical Society of Bloomfield and town honor Black History Month

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — In honor of Black History Month, at the Feb. 22 Bloomfield Council meeting, the mayor and council honored community residents who have given back to the greater Bloomfield community. These recognitions were held in conjunction with the Historical Society of Bloomfield.  Councilman Nick Joanow read a Black History Month Service Recognition proclamation […]

Bloomfield, Rutgers med school present opioid overdose prevention training

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — The Bloomfield Municipal Alliance Committee, along with the Bloomfield Public Library and Bloomfield Health Department, is once again partnering with Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School for a presentation on opioid overdose prevention. The free training will take place virtually on Friday, March 19, at 2 p.m. and all participants will be […]

Bloomfield schools, library partner for Read Across America Week

Bloomfield schools, library partner for Read Across America Week

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Bloomfield Public Schools and the Bloomfield Public Library have partnered with one another for Read Across America Week. This is an annual event in which members of the community typically would go to schools and libraries to read stories to children. As a result of COVID-19, the story times were filmed so […]

Bloomfield schools to begin hybrid learning in April

Bloomfield schools to begin hybrid learning in April

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — The Bloomfield School District will begin hybrid learning in April, Superintendent Sal Goncalves announced at a Board of Education meeting on Feb. 23. It will be the first time students in Bloomfield will be in the school buildings in over a year, as the COVID-19 pandemic closed the district’s buildings in March […]

HUD awards more than $147 million to NJ communities

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — On Feb. 25, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announced $5.5 billion in funding to local programs throughout the country that provide affordable housing, community development and economic opportunity, and support to individuals and families experiencing homelessness. New Jersey was awarded $147,874,036.  “These core programs provide our local partners […]

Menendez, Booker announce $407K to support NJ firefighters, including in Bloomfield

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — On Feb. 22, U.S. Senators Bob Menendez and Cory Booker announced $407,778.57 in federal funding through the Assistance to Firefighter Grants program from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to ensure fire departments across New Jersey have the resources to purchase personal protective equipment and other related supplies. This funding was secured […]

Bloomfield to hold menstrual hygiene product drive throughout March

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — The township of Bloomfield is holding a menstrual hygiene product drive throughout the month of March in honor of Women’s History Month. Items that will be collected include tampons, pads, panty liners, menstrual cups, period panties and deodorant.  “During the month of March, Bloomfield will honor the countless contributions that women have […]

Historical Society of Bloomfield nominated for prestigious award

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — On Feb. 20, the Historical Society of Bloomfield was recognized in an online ceremony as an honoree in the “Volunteer Program/Group” category of the New Jersey State Governor’s Jefferson Awards.  The awards are the state’s official recognition for community service and are in partnership with the Governor’s Council on Volunteerism. The HSOB […]

Nutley–Columbia–Bloomfield hockey team glad to be on the ice

Nutley–Columbia–Bloomfield hockey team glad to be on the ice

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — No part of daily life has been untouched by the COVID-19 pandemic over the last year, including high school sports. Fall and winter seasons have looked a lot different this year, with fewer spectators, no state tournaments and schedules changing on a dime due to coronavirus safety protocols. That’s why the […]

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