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 […]

East Orange, Bloomfield praised for raising minimum wage to $15

EAST ORANGE /BLOOMFIELD, NJ — As state legislators consider gradually raising New Jersey’s minimum wage to $15 an hour, workers and advocates praised local elected leaders in the city of East Orange and Bloomfield Township for keeping their communities at the forefront of the fight for worker rights by guaranteeing a living wage for their […]

Brookdale celebrates 10th Small World Day

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Brookdale Elementary School held its 10th annual Small World Day festival Friday, Feb. 26. The festival is a celebration of the rich ancestral diversity of Brookdale schoolchildren. Small World Day has evolved over the years. At one time, the gymnasium, where the activity is held, was given a faux-airport terminal feel with announcements […]

DiVincenzo announces $4.5 million distributed through CDBG and ESG programs

DiVincenzo announces $4.5 million distributed through CDBG and ESG programs

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo Jr. announced on that about $4.5 million will be distributed to 16 Essex County municipalities and 39 non-profit community organizations through the Community Development Block Grant program and the Emergency Solutions Grant program on Tuesday, March 1. The CDBG and ESG programs are funded through […]

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