Bloomfield College receives $1.47M grant

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Bloomfield College has been awarded a $1,473,625 federal TRIO Student Support Services grant from the U.S. Department of Education. The competitive grant provides funding for institutions to provide their eligible students with academic development opportunities that support them in meeting basic college requirements, and motivate them toward the successful completion of their […]

Bloomfield Fraternal Order of Police awards scholarship

Bloomfield Fraternal Order of Police awards scholarship

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — As part of their community outreach initiative, the Bloomfield Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 214 awarded a $1,000 scholarship to Bloomfield High School graduate Sienna Tyransky, a member of the Class of 2020. Tyransky will be attending John Jay College of Criminal Justice this fall in pursuit of a career in criminal […]

Technical school in Bloomfield earns recognition

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Universal Technical Institute’s Bloomfield campus has received a 2019-2020 “School of Distinction” award from the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges. The campus was recognized for its “commitment to the expectations and rigors of accreditation, and delivering quality educational programs to students.” The Bloomfield campus is UTI’s first location in the […]

NJSBA requests more federal funding for education during pandemic

NJSBA requests more federal funding for education during pandemic

TRENTON, NJ — On Aug. 25, the New Jersey School Boards Association joined in Gov. Phil Murphy’s call for federal financial support to help states and local school districts meet the challenges posed by the pandemic. Murphy emphasized the need for additional federal funding during his budget message for the nine-month abbreviated fiscal year, which […]

Bloomfield Fire Department takes part in implicit bias training

Bloomfield Fire Department takes part in implicit bias training

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — During the course of four shifts in August, Bloomfield firefighters have each taken part in a 90-minute interactive workshop on implicit bias. The goal of the workshop is to identify their role and responsibility in understanding, addressing and dismantling implicit bias.  “It is imperative that all of our municipal employees that work […]

Bloomfield College students launch social justice litmag

Bloomfield College students launch social justice litmag

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Bloomfield College creative writing and poetry students and alumni have come together to launch “I Can’t Breathe” magazine, an independent social justice literary magazine with all publishing proceeds benefiting social justice nonprofit organizations. A virtual launch party took place Aug. 23 with members of the editorial board and contributing authors, artists and […]

AG arrests 21 alleged sex offenders in ‘Operation Screen Capture’

AG arrests 21 alleged sex offenders in ‘Operation Screen Capture’

TRENTON, NJ — On Aug. 26, Attorney General Gurbir Grewal announced the arrests of 21 individuals who are charged with sexually exploiting children online. The 19 men, one woman and one juvenile male were arrested in “Operation Screen Capture,” a collaborative operation launched in response to a dramatic increase in reports of potential threats to […]

Bloomfield adds additional free COVID-19 testing for Sept. 3

Bloomfield adds additional free COVID-19 testing for Sept. 3

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — As Bloomfield officials continue to slow the spread of COVID-19 in the township, the Bloomfield Health Department is setting up additional free testing for residents. After all of the testing slots filled up for Aug. 27, the township decided to schedule another testing day for Thursday, Sept. 3, from 3:30 to 6:30 […]

County freeholders wholeheartedly support official name change to ‘commissioners’

County freeholders wholeheartedly support official name change to ‘commissioners’

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — History was made Aug. 21 when Gov. Phil Murphy signed into law legislative bill S855, which will require the title of “chosen freeholder” to be changed to “county commissioner.” The new law will require all “boards of chosen freeholders” to be known as “boards of county commissioners” and all individual “freeholders” […]

NJSIAA updates plan for returning to play

NJSIAA updates plan for returning to play

ROBBINSVILLE, NJ — It’s game on! On Aug. 20, the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association’s Sports Advisory Task Force released its Return-to-Sports Plan, which provides detailed schedules for fall and winter sports. The dates for the spring sports season will be announced at a later date; the task force recognizes the need to maximize […]