Primary candidates announced for Democrats and Republicans

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Thirteen petitions have been filed in the municipal clerk’s office for the June 7 primary elections for mayor and council. Two Democrats are running for mayor; seven Democrats are running for three at-large council seats. The winners will run in the November general election against a Republican slate, which is uncontested in […]

Former town attorney settles grievance over his dismissal

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Former Bloomfield Director of Law Brian Aloia has settled his grievance with the township. Aloia had filed papers in Newark Superior Court that he had not been replaced legally. Aloia will receive a month’s back pay of $9,015. In an email, Aloia said his grievance was that the township had improperly removed […]

Fairview homeroom wins pizza party for its generosity

Fairview homeroom wins pizza party for its generosity

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Pizza was on the menu last Friday afternoon for the Fairview Elementary School children whose homeroom collected the most loose change in a recent drive to raise funds to support families struggling with the expense of cancer treatments for a child. The collection, which took place throughout February, was the idea of a […]

528 bricks of heroin confiscated in Bloomfield following arrest

NEWARK, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn A. Murray announced that Emmet Jones, 37, of Bloomfield has been arrested and charged with possession of heroin and marijuana with intent to distribute and possession with 1,000 feet of a school. Jones was also charged with hindering apprehension, resisting arrest and conspiracy. On March 30, the Essex County […]

BMS students win 2016 NJ State Bar Adventure

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — The Bloomfield Middle School eighth-grade gifted and talented class of John Shanagher has won the 2016 Law Adventure competition sponsored by the New Jersey State Bar Adventure. Competition judging is based on an original mock trial case created by the students. According to Shanagher, more than 130 schools participated this year. The competition […]

Health Department planning ‘senior prom’

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — The township of Bloomfield will hold its second Senior Prom on Friday, April 8. The free event is open to all Bloomfield resident, 60 and older. It will be at the Bloomfield High School cafeteria, from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Paula Peikes, supervisor of Human Services for the township, said registration is required. […]

Student’s fight with cancer inspires fundraiser for others

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — The students of Fairview Elementary School filled 26 homeroom piggy banks with nearly $1,500 in change in February. Their effort was to provide families of children diagnosed with cancer with a little financial relief through the Fighting Children’s Cancer Foundation. The foundation provided the banks and now will throw a pizza party to […]

Grant to college will fund three-day literary event

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Bloomfield College has received a $10,000 grant from the NJ Council for the Humanities for a series of campus literary events to take place April 14 to 16. The series is called “Writing from the Margins” and the grant application was co-written by Jon Terri Gadsden, an assistant professor of creative writing; and […]

Political struggle results in Venezia recapturing the Democrat line for the primary election

  BLOOMFIELD — Bloomfield Mayor Michael Venezia will run in the upcoming June 7 Democratic primary election under the Essex County Democratic Committee banner. Venezia was given the party line by Democratic County Chairman Leroy Jones on Thursday, March 31, according to both men. The party line had originally been given to Councilman Joseph Lopez […]

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