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BLOOMFIELD, NJ — The Suburban Essex Chamber of Commerce Foundation plans to recognize three academic recipients for a 2016 scholarship award. The recipients must be a graduating senior and reside in Bloomfield, Glen Ridge or Belleville. The criteria for the scholarships are based on financial need; fall attendance at a college, university or vocational school; […]

Young scientists

BLOOMFIELD, NJ  — The seventh- and eighth-grades students at St. Thomas the Apostle School recently had a school science fair. From tasting the texture of food coloring, to growing plants with music to ending distracted driving, the students all impressed the faculty, school community and judges. Awards were presented, and the projects were then presented […]

Bloomfield Chorale seeks new members of all ages

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Bloomfield Chorale seeks singers of all levels and backgrounds, all ages, non-residents and residents alike. The chorale resumes its spring season with rehearsals held on Tuesdays, at 7:30 to 9:30 p.m., at the Bloomfield Civic Center, second floor, 84 Broad St. Comprised of people from Bloomfield and the Essex County area, the […]

Program set on Morris Canal

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — The Historical Society of Bloomfield will present a program, “The Morris Canal in Bloomfield,” on Tuesday, March 22, starting at 7:30 p.m. This slide show of historic maps and photographs explores why the Morris Canal was important to the development of Bloomfield; why it is an important historic resource today; what remains […]

BHS team takes second in STEM League competition

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Bloomfield High School took second place in a NJ Interscholastic STEM League competition hosted by the school on Friday, March 4. Members of the home team were seniors Alyssa Maquiling and Jacob Gayatinea; sophomores Grace Perrotta and Daven Howard; and freshman Michael Brzostek. The STEM advisor is BHS teacher Michael Warholak. STEM is […]

OPINION: Why the Democratic Party supports Lopez for mayor

To the Editor of The Independent Press of Bloomfield: This letter is to set the record straight as to why the Bloomfield Democratic Committee, made up of Democratic district leaders throughout town, has endorsed Councilman Joe Lopez for Mayor and Kathy DeMarino, Jo Lewis and Yudi Sobharam for council at-large. Recently, Mayor Michael Venezia has […]

Mayor dropped from party line in June primary

But Venezia says he’ll run for a second term

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Democratic Bloomfield Mayor Michael Venezia has been denied his party’s endorsement for the upcoming primary scheduled for Tuesday, June 7. In his place, Bloomfield Democratic Chairman Peter Stromolo has given Councilman Joe Lopez the party line for the mayoral run. Councilwoman Nina Davis and Councilman Carlos Pomares, who, along with Lopez, were part […]

In Memoriam

BLOOMFIELD, NJ  — Bunting hanging last week at Bloomfield Fire Department Headquarter due to the off-duty death of Firefighter Lou DeFalco. A township resident, DeFalco was a Bloomfield firefighter for 24 years. Chief Joseph McCarthy remembered him as very bright, and with a sharp wit. ‘He enjoyed off-the-wall banter with the guys and was a big […]

Historical Society turns 50

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 […]

Watsessing students have a black history ‘House of Wax’

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Watsessing Elementary School third-grade teachers from left, Laura Salamone, Rachel Mazzetta, and Shannon Alteiri. All 60 third-graders performed in the third-annual Black History Month Museum of Wax. Clockwise from below right are Noeli Brito, as Patricia Bath, educator, inventor and eye doctor; Marian Hess scores as Reece ‘Goose’ Tatum; Londyn Langford is […]

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