528 bricks of heroin confiscated in Bloomfield following arrest

NEWARK, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn A. Murray announced that Emmet Jones, 37, of Bloomfield has been arrested and charged with possession of heroin and marijuana with intent to distribute and possession with 1,000 feet of a school. Jones was also charged with hindering apprehension, resisting arrest and conspiracy. On March 30, the Essex County […]

BMS students win 2016 NJ State Bar Adventure

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — The Bloomfield Middle School eighth-grade gifted and talented class of John Shanagher has won the 2016 Law Adventure competition sponsored by the New Jersey State Bar Adventure. Competition judging is based on an original mock trial case created by the students. According to Shanagher, more than 130 schools participated this year. The competition […]

Health Department planning ‘senior prom’

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — The township of Bloomfield will hold its second Senior Prom on Friday, April 8. The free event is open to all Bloomfield resident, 60 and older. It will be at the Bloomfield High School cafeteria, from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Paula Peikes, supervisor of Human Services for the township, said registration is required. […]

Student’s fight with cancer inspires fundraiser for others

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — The students of Fairview Elementary School filled 26 homeroom piggy banks with nearly $1,500 in change in February. Their effort was to provide families of children diagnosed with cancer with a little financial relief through the Fighting Children’s Cancer Foundation. The foundation provided the banks and now will throw a pizza party to […]

Grant to college will fund three-day literary event

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Bloomfield College has received a $10,000 grant from the NJ Council for the Humanities for a series of campus literary events to take place April 14 to 16. The series is called “Writing from the Margins” and the grant application was co-written by Jon Terri Gadsden, an assistant professor of creative writing; and […]

Political struggle results in Venezia recapturing the Democrat line for the primary election

  BLOOMFIELD — Bloomfield Mayor Michael Venezia will run in the upcoming June 7 Democratic primary election under the Essex County Democratic Committee banner. Venezia was given the party line by Democratic County Chairman Leroy Jones on Thursday, March 31, according to both men. The party line had originally been given to Councilman Joseph Lopez […]

Girl who collapsed on Foley track is home from hospital

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Ava Covington returned to her Dewey Street home on Friday, March 25. The Bloomfield High School sophomore had collapsed at Foley Field during track practice, Tuesday, March 7, when her heart apparently stopped. Quick-thinking coaches revived her using a defibrillator and administering CPR. The girl underwent open heart surgery on March 22 at […]

Historical Society plans 50th year year

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — The Historical Society of Bloomfield celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2016. The HSOB is an outgrowth of the Sesquicentennial Celebration of 1962 and was incorporated in 1966. The museum, located on the third floor of the Bloomfield Children’s Library at 90 Broad St., is also celebrating 50 years, having had its grand […]

Animal center is collecting shoes to help raise funds

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — The Bloomfield Animal Shelter is conducting a shoe-collection drive through May 15. The shelter is partnering with WoofTrax and Funds2Orgs in this effort. Based on the number of pairs of shoes collected, the shelter can earn $1,000 or more, as Funds2Orgs will then purchase all donated goods. These dollars will benefit the […]

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