County cancels 2020 Holiday Lights Spectacular due to COVID

County cancels 2020 Holiday Lights Spectacular due to COVID

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr. has announced that the 2020 Essex County Holiday Lights Spectacular at Turtle Back Zoo has been canceled because of the coronavirus. “Because of the pandemic, we have made the difficult decision to cancel this year’s Holiday Lights Spectacular,” DiVincenzo said. “The lights show has become […]

Bloomfield Council discusses creating arts utility

Bloomfield Council discusses creating arts utility

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — The Bloomfield Township Council discussed establishing a Community Arts Utility at its Nov. 9 meeting, planning eventually to set up a committee and dedicated funding for the arts in town that would be separate from the overall annual budget. Township Administrator Matthew Watkins said the council’s dedication to growing the arts community […]

Bloomfield Public Library launches Tutor.com program

Bloomfield Public Library launches Tutor.com program

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Bloomfield Public Library is announcing the launch of its new Tutor.com program, funded by a generous grant from the Bloomfield Public Library Foundation. Tutor.com connects students to one of more than 3,000 highly vetted expert tutors, instantly and completely free. “Over the last few months, our library has provided valuable services to […]

Repaving project begins week of Nov. 9

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — A repavement project began the week of Nov. 9 on Glenwood Avenue in Bloomfield from Six Points to the East Orange border. The project is being funded through New Jersey Department of Transportation Local Aid and Transit Village grants. “Over the last few years, we have made it a priority to make […]

Winners announced for Essex County canine Halloween costume contests

Winners announced for Essex County canine Halloween costume contests

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr. welcomed dog owners and their pets to the annual Essex County Strut Your Mutt canine costume parades and contests at Brookdale Dog Park in Bloomfield/Montclair and Branch Brook Dog Park in Newark on Saturday, Oct, 24, and at Grover Cleveland Park in Caldwell/Essex Fells on […]

Bloomfield police fire at car, ECPO investigates

Bloomfield police fire at car, ECPO investigates

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — The Essex County Prosecutor’s Office is investigating a Nov. 9 incident in which Bloomfield police officers discharged their weapons. No injuries were reported. The moderate traffic on Bloomfield Avenue in the area of Orange Street turned into gridlock following the incident, with bystanders reporting that a late-model Mercedes-Benz fled the scene eastbound […]

Be extra cautious as deer mating season gets underway

Be extra cautious as deer mating season gets underway

TRENTON, NJ — As deer mating season gets underway and it gets darker earlier, the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection’s Division of Fish and Wildlife and the New Jersey Department of Transportation are reminding motorists to drive with extra caution and watch for white-tailed deer. Deer are more likely to suddenly run onto roadways […]

BHS raises the curtain on fall play

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — The Bloomfield High School Thespian Society offers the fall play, “Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein,” produced and directed by Brandon Doemling, at Bloomfield High School’s Doris E. Gilbert Auditorium — with COVID-19 safety precautions in place — on Nov. 19, 20 and 21 at 7 p.m. Set design is by Ralph Turano, […]

Bloomfield takes proactive approach to water safety

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — The Bloomfield Water Department has contracted John Garcia Construction Co. to inspect the water lines of approximately 500 residences mainly in the Merkel Street, Foster Street and Ivanhoe Terrace area. The inspection is out of an abundance of caution and, should any lead service lines be found, the lead will be removed, […]

Schools won’t open for hybrid instruction

Schools won’t open for hybrid instruction

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Bloomfield Superintendent of Schools Sal Goncalves announced in a letter sent on Tuesday, Oct. 27, to district students, staff and parents that the district will not be reopening school buildings for hybrid instruction on Monday, Nov. 30, as planned. Instead, teachers will return on Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021, and students in preschool […]

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