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 […]

Girl who collapsed on Foley track is home from hospital

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Ava Covington returned to her Dewey Street home on Friday, March 25. The Bloomfield High School sophomore had collapsed at Foley Field during track practice, Tuesday, March 7, when her heart apparently stopped. Quick-thinking coaches revived her using a defibrillator and administering CPR. The girl underwent open heart surgery on March 22 at […]

Historical Society plans 50th year year

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — The Historical Society of Bloomfield celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2016. The HSOB is an outgrowth of the Sesquicentennial Celebration of 1962 and was incorporated in 1966. The museum, located on the third floor of the Bloomfield Children’s Library at 90 Broad St., is also celebrating 50 years, having had its grand […]

Animal center is collecting shoes to help raise funds

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — The Bloomfield Animal Shelter is conducting a shoe-collection drive through May 15. The shelter is partnering with WoofTrax and Funds2Orgs in this effort. Based on the number of pairs of shoes collected, the shelter can earn $1,000 or more, as Funds2Orgs will then purchase all donated goods. These dollars will benefit the […]

Bloomfield College honored for ‘Excellence and Leadership’

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — The executive committee of The Newark City of Learning Collaborative announced that Bloomfield College will be awarded the first NCLC Excellence and Leadership award. This award recognizes an institution’s hard work and dedication to supporting the youth of Newark in acquiring skills, fortitude and services needed to access and succeed in college. […]

Learning to decorate eggs in the old-fashioned way

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — During the past several years, Van Tassel Funeral Home, located on Belleville Avenue and the longest-established funeral home in Bloomfield, has positioned itself as a community center, offering local residents programs that include chanting, grief counseling, aromatherapy and Pet Memorial Day. On Palm Sunday, March 20, Van Tassel had a European Easter egg […]

Bloomfield developer Colgan wins defamation lawsuit

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — A defamation case which Bloomfield developer Bill Colgan brought against an attorney representing his interests has been settled. Colgan is the developer of Glenwood Villages in the downtown six-point area. In a statement by Colgan, the settlement was favorable “and closes the book on a series of events involving an attempt to damage […]

Resident files notice of claim against town for slander

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — A Bloomfield resident has filed a notice of tort claim against the Township Council stemming from allegations that 2nd Ward Councilman Elias Chalet has damaged his reputation. A tort claim is a lawsuit against a public entity or official. Gary Iacobacci alleges that Chalet used his position as a public figure to […]

EO mayor promotes $15-an-hour minimum wage

EAST ORANGE, NJ — East Orange — which once received national acclaim for being one of the cleanest cities in America; for its innovative use of technology to combat persistent, long-running law enforcement concerns; and for the Police Department’s historic reductions in crime through the direction of former police Director Jose Cordero during former Mayor […]

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