Town attorney resigns, and all heck breaks loose

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Michael Parlavecchio, an attorney with Bevan, Mosca and Giuditta, of Basking Ridge, who had been appointed Bloomfield township attorney on Feb. 1, resigned his township position March 1. The resignation was confirmed by Bloomfield Mayor Michael Venezia. “It’s procedural,” Venezia said without elaborating. The Township Council had replaced Brian Aloia, who had served […]

After one month on the job, Bloomfield town attorney resigns

Michael Parlavecchio, an attorney with Bevan, Mosca and Giuditta, of Basking Ridge, who had been appointed Bloomfield township attorney on Feb. 1, has resigned, it was confirmed by Mayor Michael Venezia. “It’s procedural,” Venezia said without elaborating. The Township Council replaced Brian Aloia, the township attorney since Jan. 1, 2007, in a 3-2 vote, with […]

OPRA litigant seeks to avoid setting a ‘bad’ precedent

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — A Bloomfield resident, who has successfully fought the township through Superior Court and Appellate Court to obtain a 14-hour Town Hall surveillance recording, and will now be required to argue her case before the Supreme Court, is asking the Supreme Court to correct the wording of an Appellate Court opinion. The Appellate Court, […]

Complaints against councilman sent to prosecutor

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — The defense attorney for a Bloomfield councilman says an Essex County magistrate has found probable cause against his client on three criminal complaints made by a township resident stemming from a Town Hall parking lot altercation. Attorney Pasquale Giannetta, of Newark, said Judge Anthony Frasca, the presiding municipal court judge in Essex County, […]

Second Bloomfield police officer sentenced to 5 years in state prison

  NEWARK, NJ — Former Bloomfield Police Officer Sean Courter, 35, of Englishtown, was sentenced on Tuesday, Feb. 23, to five years, with a five-year period of parole ineligibility, by Superior Court Judge Michael L. Ravin. In January, former Bloomfield Police Officer Orlando Trinidad, 34, of Bloomfield, was sentenced to a five-year prison term, with […]

‘The Pajama Game’ opens tonight at BHS

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — The Bloomfield High School Winter Musical of “The Pajama Game” will be presented in the high school auditorium Thursday, Friday and and Saturday nights, Feb. 25, 26 and 27, at 7:30 p.m. There will also be a 2 p.m. matinee Sunday, Feb. 28. Admission will be charged. The producer and director of the […]

Resident picked up on bench warrant over Uber spat

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Daniel Chalet, the nephew of Councilman Elias Chalet, was taken into custody by Bloomfield Police on Feb 12 on an outstanding bench warrant and released on his own recognizance. According to BPD spokesman Ralph Marotti, Chalet turned himself in at the Bloomfield Detective Bureau on a Newark Police Department warrant for failing to […]

Sheriff’s detectives, Bloomfield and Irvington police nab two on multiple drug charges

  NEWARK — As a result of two separate investigations, conducted by Essex County sheriff’s detectives and Bloomfield and Irvington police officers, a reputed Newark Bloods gang member was arraigned on Wednesday, Feb. 24, on a host of weapons and drug charges and an Irvington suspect was arraigned on multiple drug charges. Sheriff Armando Fontoura […]

Theater company holds auditions for upcoming performance

The theater company 4th Wall Theatre, in Bloomfield, will hold open auditions for all roles for its June 3 to 12 production of “Big Fish, written by book writer John August and Tony-nominated composer-lyricist Andrew Lippa. The production will be directed by Kate Swan, with music direction by Markus Grae-Hauck. The show will be presented […]

Bloomfield’s DPW&P handles the wildly fluctuating weather

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — During the span of a handful of days, the Bloomfield Department of Public Works and Parks faced problems resulting from a dramatic change in temperature, from Arctic freeze to springlike weather. On Monday of this week, which was Presidents Day, Anthony Nesto, the DPW&P director, was preparing for more snow preceding an increase […]

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