Bloomfield sees first 2 deaths from coronavirus

Bloomfield sees first 2 deaths from coronavirus

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to disrupt daily life across the world, Bloomfield officials are providing updates to residents every day about cases in town and how they are being handled. As of March 23, Bloomfield has 16 confirmed cases of the virus. In a Facebook post on March 23, Mayor Michael […]

County officials urge residents to complete their census forms

County officials urge residents to complete their census forms

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr., Freeholder President Brendan Gill and Freeholder Vice President Wayne Richardson encourage all Essex County residents to complete the U.S. census to ensure a complete and accurate population count is achieved in Essex. Completing the census is important, even as the country is occupied with the […]

Bloomfield FD gets new rescue/pumper engine

Bloomfield FD gets new rescue/pumper engine

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — The Bloomfield Fire Department has a new rescue/pumper engine at Firehouse No. 3 on East Passaic Avenue. It is a specially made vehicle, capable of carrying 780 gallons of water and rescue equipment to a fire scene. Costing $470,000 and weighing 46,840 pounds, the vehicle was specially designed by the department. Firefighter […]

Bloomfield schools go online with threat of coronavirus

Bloomfield schools go online with threat of coronavirus

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — For at least the next two weeks, Bloomfield School District teachers and students have embarked on an educational journey that thrusts remote learning into everyday education. Because of the coronavirus threat, Bloomfield schools will be closed until March 30, with classrooms being replaced by internet connections between teachers and students. “These are […]

Two additional cases of COVID-19 infection identified in Bloomfield

Two additional cases of COVID-19 infection identified in Bloomfield

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Bloomfield has two additional cases of the coronavirus infection, according to Karen Lore, the director of the Department of Health. Lore spoke during a Tuesday, March 17, emergency teleconference meeting of the Township Council.  She said the cases were confirmed Monday evening, while a third individual tested negative. Testing positive was a […]

Yet again, Essex County takes lion’s share of Jersey Arts awards

Yet again, Essex County takes lion’s share of Jersey Arts awards

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — The ArtPride New Jersey Foundation, in partnership with the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, recently announced the winners of the 2020 JerseyArts.com People’s Choice Awards. Now in its 12th year, the annual contest celebrates the extraordinary work of New Jersey’s vital and thriving arts community. Nearly 11,000 arts lovers […]