Bloomfield College seeks major institutional and financial support, or it may close

Bloomfield College seeks major institutional and financial support, or it may close

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Bloomfield College recently announced it is seeking strategic partnerships and philanthropic support from the higher education and corporate communities to enable the four-year institution to continue its mission of creating educational pathways that are often not otherwise available for minority and low-income students. More than 85 percent of Bloomfield College students are […]

Bloomfield public access TV station recognized as state leader, wins awards

Bloomfield public access TV station recognized as state leader, wins awards

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Bloomfield NJ TV, aka WBMA-TV, has been recognized by the JAG Awards for its exceptional broadcasting work during the past year. The JAG Awards are annual awards, facilitated by the Jersey Access Group, that honor excellence in local and regional public education and government cablecast programming.  “Bloomfield TV is a critical resource […]

Four Bloomfield HS students named ‘Characters with Character’ for September

Four Bloomfield HS students named ‘Characters with Character’ for September

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Bloomfield High School students, from left, Helen Abreu, Keyshaliz Gonzalez, Christian Avecillas and Leonni Wright were named “Characters with Character” for September. Each month, select BHS students are recognized for being a positive example to the school community by demonstrating exemplary character traits. The students are selected from all the students who […]

Bloomfield Info Project wins grant to fund local news gathering

Bloomfield Info Project wins grant to fund local news gathering

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — The New Jersey Civic Information Consortium recently announced its inaugural round of grants, a milestone in the years-long effort by residents, journalists and local organizations to invest public funding to foster more informed communities.  The consortium has awarded 14 news-and-information initiatives with grants of up to $35,000. Grant recipients come from […]

See who’s running for political office in your town

See who’s running for political office in your town

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — This election season is shaping up to be fairly quiet in Essex County, with few contested elections and foregone conclusions for some of the contested races. The biggest question on the ballot this upcoming Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 2, is the choice for governor. Democratic incumbent Gov. Phil Murphy, with running […]

League of Women Voters endorses Essex–Hudson Greenway Project

League of Women Voters endorses Essex–Hudson Greenway Project

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — The Essex–Hudson Greenway Coalition, comprising the Open Space Institute, the New Jersey Bike & Walk Coalition, and September 11th National Memorial Trail Alliance, has welcomed the endorsement of the League of Women Voters of New Jersey, as the latest statewide organization to come out in support of the greenway project. For […]

Essex County’s 2021 leaf collection schedule

Essex County’s 2021 leaf collection schedule

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Essex County’s 2021 leaf collection schedule for county roads has been announced. Residents whose properties are on county roads may place their leaves in biodegradable bags or sweep the loose leaves into piles at the curb. To organize leaf collection on county roads, Essex County is divided into four sectors. There […]

Essex County commissioners celebrate Italian American Heritage Month

Essex County commissioners celebrate Italian American Heritage Month

NEWARK, NJ — On Tuesday, Oct. 5, the Essex County Board of County Commissioners held its 2021 Italian Heritage Celebration via Zoom. The ceremony, which returned after a one-year hiatus due to COVID-19, is held to celebrate Italian culture and heritage, highlighting the contributions of Italian Americans in Essex County. Commissioner President Wayne L. Richardson […]

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