Bloomfield to begin school year virtually

Bloomfield to begin school year virtually

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — The Bloomfield School District announced it would hold classes virtually through Nov. 2, changing the original plan from the hybrid model that was going to be put in place to open the school year. Announced on Aug. 18 at a Board of Education meeting by Superintendent Sal Goncalves, the decision came a […]

Bloomfield police arrest four in ATM bank fraud case

Bloomfield police arrest four in ATM bank fraud case

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — On Monday, Aug. 17, at approximately 11:15 p.m., Bloomfield police officers observed unusual activity at Santander Bank ATMs located at 667 Bloomfield Ave. and 1027 Broad St. in town. On Tuesday, Aug. 18, between the hours of 3 and 4:30 a.m., officers conducted multiple motor vehicle stops on vehicles whose occupants were […]

Bloomfield discusses equity in education

Bloomfield discusses equity in education

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Bloomfield continued its Community Conversation on Race series, this time talking about building equity in education, in a livestream event on Aug. 12. The hour-and-a-half-long discussion was moderated by Councilwomen Jenny Mundell and Wartyna Davis, with panelists Maureen Gillette, dean of the Seton Hall University College of Education; Montclair State University Center […]

Towns each receive $150K grant for park improvements

Towns each receive $150K grant for park improvements

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Essex County has awarded $3.15 million in Local Aid grants to 21 municipalities in Essex County, with each town receiving $150,000. The funds came from the Essex County Recreation and Open Space Trust Fund and will be used to improve municipal playgrounds, recreation and athletic facilities, community swimming pools and parks […]

Bloomfield completes renovation of Pulaski Park Tot Lot Playground

Bloomfield completes renovation of Pulaski Park Tot Lot Playground

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — The Bloomfield Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department recently completed a total renovation of the Pulaski Park Tot Lot Playground. This project was funded through a community development block grant in the amount $347,662.20 and the contractors were secured through Sourcewell, a national cooperative purchasing agreement.  “The hard work of our Parks, […]

PSE&G to reimburse customers for food and medicines spoiled during Isaias

PSE&G to reimburse customers for food and medicines spoiled during Isaias

NEWARK, NJ — PSE&G is expanding its claims policy due to the COVID-19 pandemic so that customers whose electrical service was interrupted by Tropical Storm Isaias for at least 72 hours can be reimbursed for spoiled food and medication. The tropical storm knocked out power for more than 575,000 customers in New Jersey, making it […]

Moody’s reaffirms Essex County’s Aaa rating

Moody’s reaffirms Essex County’s Aaa rating

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr. announced that Moody’s Investors Service has reaffirmed Essex County’s Aaa rating with a stable outlook in a review released on Thursday, Aug. 13. “When it became apparent back in January that the coronavirus would be a reality in our lives, we began planning not only […]

MEND launches Fresh Food Hub using grant from Impact100 Essex

MEND launches Fresh Food Hub using grant from Impact100 Essex

ORANGE, NJ — Meeting Essential Needs with Dignity recently launched its Fresh Food Hub with the funds from a transformative $120,000 grant from Impact100 Essex. MEND is using the 4,000-square-foot facility in Orange as a centralized location from which it will source, transport, refrigerate, pack and distribute more fresh and healthy food to food insecure […]

HUD awards $18.5M to NJ public housing authorities

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — On Aug. 10, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson announced $472 million in CARES Act funding to help low income families during the coronavirus pandemic. This funding can be used by public housing authorities to help families assisted by Housing Choice Vouchers and Mainstream vouchers prevent, prepare […]

Newark man shot to death in Bloomfield

Newark man shot to death in Bloomfield

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — The Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide/Major Crimes Task Force and the Bloomfield Police Department are investigating a fatal shooting, according to an Aug. 13 press release from the prosecutor’s office. On Wednesday, Aug. 12, at approximately 8 p.m., Kevin Roberts, 47, of Newark, was shot in the area of 12 First Ave. […]