Town considers a second water source

Town considers a second water source

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Funding for the development of a secondary source of Bloomfield drinking water has been proposed by Township Administrator Matthew Watkins. Photo by Daniel Jackovino Township Administrator Matthew Watkins and Engineer Paul Lasek look over a map of Bloomfield while discussing the proposed water pumping station.At a Monday, Dec. 3, conference meeting, Watkins told […]

KinderSmile receives $10,000 grant

KinderSmile receives $10,000 grant

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — The KinderSmile Foundation, whose mission is the oral health of low-income children and pregnant and perinatal women, has been awarded a $10,000 grant by Partners for Health Foundation. Located in Montclair, PHF is observing its 10th anniversary by awarding 10 $10,000 grants to nonprofits and individuals who have made an impact on […]

Partners for Health Foundation honors local service providers

Partners for Health Foundation honors local service providers

MONTCLAIR, NJ — To celebrate its 10th anniversary, Partners for Health Foundation awarded 10 Community Impact Awards and grants totaling $100,000 to recognize nonprofit organizations and individuals making a significant difference in the health and well-being of local communities. The awardees were selected from 65 nominations that cited contributions in areas such as hunger, homelessness, […]

Students learn about neighborhoods via dioramas

Students learn about neighborhoods via dioramas

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Watsessing Elementary School second-graders have been busy building dioramas — 3-dimensional scale models — of familiar Bloomfield locations as part of their social studies class. According to second-grade teachers Cathy Velardi and Laura Foster, the project is to help familiarize their students with the differences between urban, suburban and rural environments. This is […]

Trial starts over price of property alongside station

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — The price Bloomfield must pay a private developer for a parcel of land containing the historic train station on Lackawanna Place is about to go before a jury for the second time. Attorneys Kevin McManimon, for the township, and Anthony Della Pelle, for the developer, received pretrial instructions from Judge Robert Gardner, in […]

Final election results are in: The outcome is unchanged

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — On Nov. 20, Essex County Clerk Chris Durkin released the certified results of the Nov. 6 general elections. Ten candidates for the Bloomfield Board of Education had vied for three three-year seats, and one one-year seat. For the township council, there was an uncontested one-year seat on the ballot. With the certified results […]

Bloomfield Chorale heralds in the season

Bloomfield Chorale heralds in the season

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — The Bloomfield Chorale will open its 10th concert season with Director Ruth Hsu presenting “Songs of Joy from around the World” on Saturday, Dec 8, at 3 p.m. at the Watchung Presbyterian Church, 375 Watchung Ave. in Bloomfield. This performance brings together global influences of Christmas music with songs of Hanukkah and […]

Bloomfield actor pens play of Christmas sketches

Bloomfield actor pens play of Christmas sketches

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Is there enough holiday cheer to go around? Bloomfield resident Nelson Valentin does not think so. A member of the Nutley Little Theatre, Valentin has had enough of Christmas chestnuts like “A Christmas Carol,” “It’s A Wonderful Life” and “Miracle on 34th Street.” He’s not a bah-humbug kind of guy. He just wanted […]

Snow? No trouble in Bloomfield

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Everyone who drove through north Jersey on Thursday, Nov. 15, had a horror story after a snowfall — predicted to be mild — instead dumped upward of 7-plus inches in our area. Heading home from work through the unexpected storm, commuters needed hours to reach destinations only a short distance away. Some even […]