Bloomfield school offers ‘Ignite’ program to high school juniors this summer

Bloomfield school offers ‘Ignite’ program to high school juniors this summer

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — At its Bloomfield campus, Universal Technical Institute gave 16 high school juniors a head start preparing for careers in the transportation industry through “Ignite,” a free summer program for high school juniors interested in exploring high-tech, in-demand careers. Participating students, who completed the coursework this August, received intensive, hands-on training and the […]

Bloomfield police take part in impaired-driving enforcement crackdown

Bloomfield police take part in impaired-driving enforcement crackdown

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Law enforcement officials from Bloomfield will be cracking down on drivers impaired by alcohol or drugs as part of the annual end-of-summer “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” statewide campaign. Beginning Aug. 20 and continuing through Sept. 6, local and state law enforcement officials will conduct saturation patrols and sobriety checkpoints looking […]

Bloomfield TC approves ordinance allowing for up to six cannabis retail establishments in town

Bloomfield TC approves ordinance allowing for up to six cannabis retail establishments in town

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — The Bloomfield Township Council unanimously approved an ordinance permitting cannabis retail establishments in town at its Aug. 16 meeting, a move that comes after New Jersey voters approved a ballot measure that legalized the sale of cannabis in November 2020. Gov. Phil Murphy signed the legislation on Feb. 22, and municipalities in […]

Bloomfield campers learn about social media safety

Bloomfield campers learn about social media safety

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Bloomfield Police Detective Marvid Camacho spent a recent morning speaking about social media safety with the children enrolled in the Bloomfield Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs summer camp at Watsessing School. Photos Courtesy of Bloomfield Division of Public Safety

Bloomfield officers discuss stranger danger, bicycle safety with campers

Bloomfield officers discuss stranger danger, bicycle safety with campers

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Campers at Oak View School’s summer camp program in Bloomfield were excited to have officers stop by and speak about stranger danger, the importance of 9-1-1 and bicycle safety. To have officers stop by events, email Lt. Naomi Zepeda at nzepeda@bloomfieldnjpd.com.  Photos Courtesy of Bloomfield Division of Public Safety

Bloomfield budget to increase taxes by just 0.47 percent

Bloomfield budget to increase taxes by just 0.47 percent

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — The Bloomfield Township Council unanimously introduced the 2021 municipal budget at its July 26 meeting. The budget is a total of $95,652,790.32, with a tax increase of $19 per year for the average homeowner. This represents a tax increase of approximately 0.47 percent. “The biggest priority was to help the township residents […]

Essex County to offer COVID-19 booster shots to residents with compromised immune systems

Essex County to offer COVID-19 booster shots to residents with compromised immune systems

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo Jr. announced Aug. 13 that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration are recommending that residents with compromised immune systems receive a third dose, or booster shot, of the Moderna or Pfizer vaccines. Essex County will administer the […]

Sheriff’s Office’s K-9 Unit visits Bloomfield Jr. Police Academy

Sheriff’s Office’s K-9 Unit visits Bloomfield Jr. Police Academy

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — On Aug. 4, the recruits at Bloomfield’s Junior Police Academy were visited by representatives of the Essex County Sheriff’s Office’s K-9 Unit. Detectives Mike Tesei and Albert Hanna, along with their canine partners, Zena and Marko, respectively, demonstrated their training for the youths. Photos Courtesy of Bloomfield Division of Public Safety

Bloomfield National Night Out draws large crowds

Bloomfield National Night Out draws large crowds

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — National Night Out in Bloomfield was a huge success thanks to the many Bloomfield residents who came out to show support and enjoy the fun, free activities and food. The fire department took the trophy in the police vs. fire softball game, an annual display of camaraderie. Additionally, the hot air balloon […]