Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebrated in Bloomfield

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Martin Luther King Jr. Day was celebrated on Monday, Jan. 18, at New Light Baptist Church. It was the 14th consecutive year the commemoration was held. The event was emceed by Bloomfield Councilwoman Wartyna Davis. The pastor of NLBC is the Rev. Vernon Miller. In attendance were councilmen Nicholas Joanow, Joseph Lopez and […]

Temple Ner Tamid to host violin concert

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — The community is invited to Temple Ner Tamid, located at 936 Broad St., Bloomfield, for a special “Artist in Residence” Shabbat, featuring Grammy Award-winning violinist Lisa Gutkin on Friday, Jan. 22, at 6:30 p.m., with a dinner and concert concert following. An engaging musician, Gutkin is a member of the Klezmatics. She […]

Hoverboards touch down in Bloomfield, Glen Ridge

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — The Bloomfield School District has banned hoverboards from school property. According to Superintendent Sal Goncalves, he informed his administrators Monday that the district was taking this step on the advice of the New Jersey Division of Fire Safety. The Glen Ridge Superintendent of Schools Dirk Phillips said his district has not addressed the […]

Bloomfield church goes solar-powered

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Caring for natural resources were in the declarations and prayers of members of Brookdale Reformed Church this past Saturday when 110 solar panels, recently installed on the church roof and Fellowship Hall, were activated. It was estimated by Jim Thompson, chairman of the church properties committee, that Brookdale Reformed will not have to […]

Crime statistics show BPD improvement

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — The Bloomfield Police Department released its 2015 annual crime report on Jan. 6. Gun arrests, drug arrests, arrests for outstanding warrants and motor-vehicle stops with a summons being issued increased significantly in the township when compared to 2014 statistics. Of the seven crime categories reported, the only increase was for aggravated assault. Bloomfield […]

Fallout from parking lot altercation continues

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Councilman at large Joseph Lopez informed the council Monday night that if he needed an attorney to defend himself against any charges brought against him by Daniel Chalet, he expected the township to provide him with one. Lopez said he was taking this position because of an alleged altercation between himself and Chalet […]

Anderson returns as BOE president

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Dan Anderson has been appointed president of the Bloomfield Board of Education, according to the board secretary, Patti Wilson. The appointment was made by Monica Tone, the Hudson County Superintendent of Schools. This was required after voting for board president ended in a 4-4 tie between Anderson and Jill Fischman, at the reorganizational […]

Bloomfield man arraigned on weapons, drug charges

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — A previously convicted felon was arraigned Jan. 8 on multiple weapons and drug charges following his arrest Thursday, Jan. 7, by a law-enforcement task force comprised of Essex County sheriff’s detectives and officers from the Bloomfield and Irvington police departments. Sheriff Armando Fontoura stated that the task force officers, armed with a […]

No fine for demolition of 1700s-era house

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — The individual who purchased a Bloomfield residence dating back to the early 1700s, and then demolished it without the necessary permits, will not have to pay a fine to the township for his actions, according to an attorney for the home owner. In a recent telephone interview, Charles Auffant, the attorney for Cesar […]

Some voice concerns at reorganizational meeting

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — The Bloomfield Township Council held its reorganizational meeting on Monday evening. Without any new or incumbent members being sworn in, there was no pomp — or state and Essex County elected officials on hand with platitudes. But the proceedings did attract a sizable audience due to criticism that 1st Ward Councilman Elias Chalet […]

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