County asks property owners to help in battle to control mosquitoes

County asks property owners to help in battle to control mosquitoes

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — The Essex County Division of Mosquito Control/Environmental Services conducts mosquito control measures throughout the year, but property owners can help control the mosquito population by eliminating any standing water from their properties in which mosquitoes could lay eggs. The following are some easy tips provided by the American Mosquito Control Association […]

Class of 2018 graduates from Bloomfield High

Class of 2018 graduates from Bloomfield High

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — The sky was overcast, but Bloomfield High School celebrated its 164th commencement at Foley Field on Friday evening, June 22. The graduation program, handed out at the stadium, listed 498 names. But according to the high school office earlier in the week, that number did not correspond to the tally receiving diplomas, the […]

Media specialist Nancy Clark retires from Fairview

Media specialist Nancy Clark retires from Fairview

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Although retiring Fairview Elementary School media specialist Nancy Clark would be quick to point out that she is not a librarian, at least not since the school combined the computer lab and the library, she does believe she had it in her to be a librarian long before computers even reached the schools. […]

Fifty sixth-graders promoted at Watsessing Elementary

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Watsessing Elementary School held its annual Class Day in its gymnasium on Friday morning, June 15. Fifty sixth-graders were promoted to the middle school and in September will join students from seven other Bloomfield elementary schools to create what will become the Bloomfield High School Class of 2024. It was a day of […]

After 37 years at BMS, John Shanagher retires

After 37 years at BMS, John Shanagher retires

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Retiring after 37 years as a middle school teacher, John Shanagher said he would stay if not for the commute from his Bridgewater home. “In all honesty, it’s killing me,” he said last week in his Bloomfield Middle School classroom. “It’s 40 miles each way. If I lived in Bloomfield still, I would […]

Upgrades at Brookdale Park Welcome Center are unveiled

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — A ribbon cutting was held for the renovated Welcome Center in Essex County Brookdale Park on Friday, June 8. Work to modernize the bathroom building at the Brookdale tennis courts is nearing completion. The upgrades are part of the ongoing initiative of County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr. to update the infrastructure of […]

Benitez has hearing before Judicial Conduct commission

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — An attorney for the Advisory Committee on Judicial Conduct has requested that Bloomfield Chief Magistrate Wilfredo Benitez be publicly reprimanded for his conduct during his 2016 arrest by NJ state troopers. Maureen Bauman, the disciplinary attorney for the Advisory Committee on Judicial Conduct, made her recommendation at a May 23 committee hearing for […]

Teamwork and sunshine helped Beautification Commission’s workday

Teamwork and sunshine helped Beautification Commission’s workday

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — On Saturday morning, June 2, dozens of volunteers joined DPW workers in cleaning up the triangle at the border of Newark and Bloomfield at Bloomfield Avenue and 15th Street. This event was organized by the Bloomfield Beautification Committee, which leads various town cleanup events downtown and in parks every year. The Beautification […]

Demarest students reflect on their trip to Philadelphia

Demarest students reflect on their trip to Philadelphia

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Demarest Elementary School students traveled to historic Philadelphia last week for the day. The school’s fifth-graders have been making the journey for years, according to Principal Mary Todaro. “It’s a big trip that takes a lot of planning,” Todaro said. “For instance, getting tickets into Independence Hall. I don’t think a trip to […]

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