Some residents, merchants are wary of new meters

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — A sampling of Bloomfield residents and shopkeepers surveyed regarding the parking meters now in place along the Washington Street side of Glenwood Village found that almost everyone questioned was uneasy about the cameras built into the high-tech system. Seven meters have been installed for a 90-day joint pilot program between the Bloomfield […]

Bloomfield Middle School has annual promotion ceremony

Bloomfield Middle School has annual promotion ceremony

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Bloomfield Middle School promoted 444 eighth-graders on Wednesday, June 22. As is customary, two separate ceremonies, in the auditorium and the gym, were held to accommodate the class. The ceremonies started 15 minutes apart, which gave speakers the opportunity to attend both functions. For the most part, what was said to both audiences […]

Bloomfield issues a boil-water alert for residents

Bloomfield Township Administrator Matthew Watkins issued a media alert Thursday, July 7, for residents to boil their water. This follows the loss of pressure in a water main near Brookdale ShopRite caused by a tractor trailer hitting a fire hydrant earlier in the day at 10:30 a.m. When water pressure is lost, said Watkins, state […]

Comasco is given 3 years for fatal car crash

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Bloomfield resident Nicholas Comasco, 27, was sentenced in Newark Superior Court on Monday, June 26, to three years in state prison for vehicular homicide. He had been charged in the death of Bloomfield High School junior Christina Lembo, 16. Comasco was led from the courtroom in handcuffs by Essex County Sheriff officers. “We […]

Two resign in protest after council fails to reappoint BCC chairwoman

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — A Bloomfield Zoning Board member and a Bloomfield Cultural Commission member resigned Monday night at the Township Council meeting to protest the decision of Mayor Michael Venezia and the council to not reappoint Michelle Davidson as the chairwoman of the BCC. Davidson’s five-year appointment ends today, Thursday, June 30. Resigning from the Zoning […]

Christie administration selects 32 higher education institutions to receive capital improvement grants

TRENTON, NJ — According to a press release from the administration of Gov. Chris Christie, Secretary of Higher Education Rochelle Hendricks has sent the Legislature her certified list of 35 higher education capital construction project grants that will boost technology, support the health sciences, and renovate laboratories and classrooms at 32 institutions across the state. […]

Guidance counselor Diane Giachetti retired in January

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Watsessing Elementary School guidance counselor Diane Giachetti, one of four Bloomfield School District educators to retire this year, ended her teaching career in January. Giachetti’s decision not to wait until June was helped along by a long commute from Asbury Park, where she lives Giachetti received her BA in social work from St. […]

Teentech inspires young women for careers in STEM fields

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — More than 200 young women and 25 educators from high schools throughout New Jersey gathered at Seton Hall University for the American Association of University Women of New Jersey’s Teentech 2016, a day of hands-on workshops designed to engage young women in the broad opportunities available in science, technology, engineering and […]

Two suspects arraigned for weapons and drug charges

NEWARK, NJ — Two suspects arrested in separate incidents by Essex County sheriff’s detectives were arraigned on the morning of Monday, June 27, on multiple weapons and drug charges. Sheriff Armando Fontoura stated that officers from his department’s Bureau of Narcotics conducted plainclothes surveillance operations in Bloomfield on Saturday, June 25, and in Newark on […]

Retail portion of Glenwood sold to a shopping-center developer

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — The retail portion of Glenwood Village has been sold by Bloomfield Center Urban Renewal for approximately $19 million, according to Bill Colgan, a BCUR principal. The buyer was Cedar Realty Trust, of Port Washington, NY. The BCUR is located in the Leo Building, Bloomfield. According to its website, Cedar Realty is an investment […]

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