Asking each principal ‘What’s new at your school?’ coming school year?’

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — With Bloomfield schools scheduled to reopen Wednesday, Sept. 5, its principals have been getting everything in order. As in every September, students will encounter changes. Hopefully for them, making those changes part of a familiar and fruitful experience will be a memorable exercise. All Bloomfield principals were asked to speak about what is […]

Fifty recruits graduate from BPD Junior Police Academy

Fifty recruits graduate from BPD Junior Police Academy

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — The Bloomfield Police Department held its third annual graduation ceremony for its high school-aged Junior Police Academy students. The youngsters are called recruits, and over two weeks they were barked at by supervising officers, came to attention, performed calisthenics, and were introduced to the procedures of law enforcement agencies, including the NJ State […]

DiVincenzo calls for return to 2-percent arbitration cap

DiVincenzo calls for return to 2-percent arbitration cap

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr. renewed his request to Gov. Phil Murphy, Senate President Steve Sweeney and Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin to reenact the 2-percent cap on interest-arbitration increases for police and fire employees Tuesday, Aug. 14. The measure was first introduced in 2011 and renewed in 2014, before it was […]

Geoff Gove, longtime volunteer, dead at 75

Geoff Gove, longtime volunteer, dead at 75

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Geoff Gove, a photojournalist and member of the Bloomfield Open Space Committee, has died. Gove passed away Aug. 13, his 75th birthday, as a result of a head injury sustained July 21 in an automobile accident on Route 46, in Little Falls. “He was a very kind and gentle person who appreciated people […]

Town informs residents about recent water/lead tests

Town informs residents about recent water/lead tests

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — A special Bloomfield council meeting was held Monday evening at the Bloomfield Middle School to discuss the most recent lead testing results of residential water. The meeting was not well-attended, with about 10 people who were not township employees in the audience. But the meeting was recorded by Bloomfield TV for later transmission. […]

A new Little Free Library is now operating in Vasser Field

A new Little Free Library is now operating in Vasser Field

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Children and adults using Vassar Field will now be able to exercise body and mind thanks to the recent installation of a “Little Free Library.” A good-size container with a framed, clear plexiglass door, the library is basically an enclosed bookshelf on a post. Books may be left, taken or exchanged by anyone. […]

Wells Fargo wagon not coming down the street in Essex

County divests from Wells Fargo over foreclosure record

Wells Fargo wagon not coming down the street in Essex

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr. announced Aug. 8 that Essex County is withdrawing all its accounts from Wells Fargo because of “predatory lending schemes and aggressive foreclosure practices by the banking giant,” according to a release from the county. Under DiVincenzo’s directive, Essex County began removing its accounts from Wells Fargo […]

More than 850 children shop cost-free at Back 2 School Store

More than 850 children shop cost-free at Back 2 School Store

LIVINGSTON, NJ — The 10th annual NCJW/Essex Back 2 School Store brought grins all around on Sunday, July 29, as hundreds of children went shopping at a one-day pop-up store designed to help economically disadvantaged children in Essex County. “I love my new backpack and I got to pick it out myself!” exclaimed one little […]

BPD graduates 72 in fourth Junior Police Academy

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — The Bloomfield Police Department had a graduation exercise at noon on Friday, Aug. 3, for its fourth annual Junior Police Academy. The ceremony was in the Bloomfield High School auditorium. Seventy-two girls and boys, grades six to eight, received certificates of completion for the two-week long camp. In the absence of Public Safety […]