Bloomfield Educational Foundation awards $44K in scholarships

Bloomfield Educational Foundation awards $44K in scholarships

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — On June 4, during the virtual 2020 Scholarship Awards Ceremony, various Bloomfield Educational Foundation board members and scholarship donors presented 19 students with 21 scholarships, totaling $38,000.  An additional $6,000 will be awarded this year by the BEF thanks to the generosity of Candace Straight, benefactor of The Leroy Straight and Dorothy […]

County announces inaugural appointments to ECCF Civilian Task Force

County announces inaugural appointments to ECCF Civilian Task Force

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Essex County officials have appointed the nine inaugural members to the newly formed Essex County Correctional Facility Civilian Task Force. The appointments were made during the freeholders’ June 10 meeting. “Even though we have been responding to the coronavirus for the past five months, the creation of the civilian task force […]

Freeholders demand release of detainees held solely due to immigration status

Freeholders demand release of detainees held solely due to immigration status

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — On June 10, Essex County Freeholder President Brendan Gill and the Board of Chosen Freeholders approved a resolution demanding the Department of Homeland Security and Immigration and Customs Enforcement promptly grant the release of all detainees currently incarcerated due solely to their immigration status. The Essex County Correctional Facility has housed […]

Bloomfield community forms meal train for family

Bloomfield community forms meal train for family

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Bloomfield hasn’t been an exception to the COVID-19 pandemic over the last few months, losing more than 60 residents to the coronavirus. The community has rallied around the family of one of those victims, setting up a meal train that is running through June so the family doesn’t have to worry about […]

Historical society expands website with vintage photo collections

Historical society expands website with vintage photo collections

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — The Historical Society of Bloomfield has updated and expanded its website to include new photo collections of vintage Bloomfield as well as exciting early–20th-century travel images from an intrepid Bloomfield trekker. HSOB webmaster and board Trustee Richard Rockwell digitized and enhanced more than 200 slides that late town historian Fred Branch took […]

Bloomfield man speaks at Berkeley College commencement

Bloomfield man speaks at Berkeley College commencement

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Berkeley College graduate El Mehdi Bendriss, of Bloomfield, delivered remarks as the student speaker during the college’s all-virtual commencement ceremony on June 5. Bendriss, who graduated with a Bachelor of Science in legal studies and a grade-point average of 4.0, is employed in Passaic’s Division of Personnel. In his message to graduates, […]

Bloomfield purchases thermal imaging camera

Bloomfield purchases thermal imaging camera

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — In an effort to keep residents and township employees safe during the COVID-19 crisis, Bloomfield has purchased a thermal imaging scanner. The scanner will be used to quickly assess a person’s temperature, which will help in detecting possible COVID symptoms.  “With our township employees back to work inside our Municipal Building, we […]

Bloomfield protest draws many despite downpour

Bloomfield protest draws many despite downpour

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — A downpour didn’t stop Black Lives Matter protesters from gathering in front of Bloomfield High School and marching down Broad Street to Town Hall and the Bloomfield Police Department’s headquarters on June 5, advocating locally as protests swept the nation demanding justice for George Floyd, who was killed by a Minneapolis police […]

Bloomfield Health and Human Services releases contact tracing steps

Bloomfield Health and Human Services releases contact tracing steps

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — The Bloomfield Health and Human Services Department has outlined step-by-step what the contact tracing process entails for residents who test positive for COVID-19. The purpose of contact tracing is to retrace a person’s steps leading up to the positive diagnosis and to reach out to all people who may have been exposed […]

Bloomfield, West Orange artists display ‘dissonant’ art

Bloomfield, West Orange artists display ‘dissonant’ art

BLOOMFIELD / WEST ORANGE, NJ — The Morris Museum had to close its doors to visitors like every other nonessential business when the COVID-19 pandemic hit, which meant that planned exhibitions were put on hold. Or were they? Not completely, it turns out. The museum opened its first virtual exhibit, “Dissonance,” part of the New […]

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