Local mandolinist recognized for commitment to music

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Throughout Peter Longo’s 94 years, music has been a constant. It was music, particularly the sounds of his beloved mandolin, that amused him while growing up in a close-knit Italian neighborhood years before everyone had televisions. It was music that comforted him while stationed in Italy during World War II, listening to […]

School taxes to rise by $82 for average home in town

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — The Bloomfield Board of Education unanimously passed its 2016-2017 budget Tuesday, April 26. Homeowners with an average-assessed Bloomfield residence of $270,000 will be paying $82 more in school taxes next year to educate township children. The general operating budget for the schools will be $94 million. This is a 3.42 percent increase over […]

Grant enables town to plant about 40 new trees

Grant enables town to plant about 40 new trees

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Bloomfield celebrated National Arbor Day on Friday, April 29, with the planting of an elm tree on The Green. The tree was part of a $20,000 Green Streets grant awarded to the township by TD Bank. The funds provided Bloomfield with about 40 trees. All but one, the elm planted on The Green, […]

Lions Club finds a worthy recipient for camp scholarship

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Seek and you shall find. But sometimes a little inside information helps to connect the dots. The Bloomfield Lions Club, which was looking for a potential recipient for a one-week scholarship to Camp Marcella, a summer camp for visually impaired children, by chance found that person — singing. Gabby Salazar, a Bloomfield High […]

Bloomfield School Board is recertified

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — The Bloomfield Board of Education has recently been recertified by the New Jersey School Board Association. To become initially certified, a school board is required to attend workshops and retreats which focus on board management. A review of board policy and teacher contracts is also necessary. Eighteen hours of credits are required for […]

Church on the Green celebrates 50 years

Church on the Green celebrates 50 years

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — The Church on the Green held a special service Sunday, April 24, to commemorate the 50th anniversary of its merging with three other Bloomfield Presbyterian churches. The merger happened 50 years ago to the day, but it happened in two parts. On April 24, 1966, the church held its first service with the […]

Lopez holds meeting on racial profiling by BPD officers

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Councilman Joseph Lopez held a public forum at Carteret Elementary School on Tuesday, April 19, to discuss the recently released Seton Hall Law School report of Bloomfield Police Department ticketing patterns. The report alleged that the department is engaged in racial profiling. This was determined in the report by the summonses that were […]

Coach to leave Bloomfield

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — The Bloomfield Township Council made a proclamation Monday for the Bloomfield Recreation Department’s eighth-grade girls’ traveling basketball team. This past season, it had a 14-1 record and won the Essex County Suburban Basketball League championship. The team members were coached by Wolfver Jean-Pierre, who announced he will not be returning for another season. […]

Slight increase in ‘16 taxes: average home levy up $16

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — The Bloomfield Township Council approved its 2016 municipal budget on Monday, April 18. A property owner with an average-assessed home of $270,700 will see an increase of $16 for the year. The total budget will be $78.7 million. The amount to be raised by property taxes is $58.6 million. The Bloomfield Public Library […]

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