Most Essex towns vote blue in election, keeping Democratic incumbents

Most Essex towns vote blue in election, keeping Democratic incumbents

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — The Nov. 2 election in New Jersey saw some major upsets, low voter turnout and the Democrats losing ground. The biggest upset was Republican challenger Edward Durr seemingly defeating Democratic incumbent Senate President Stephen Sweeney in the 3rd Legislative District; as of press time, the results of the race had not […]

Six candidates vie for three open seats on the Bloomfield BOE

Six candidates vie for three open seats on the Bloomfield BOE

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — With three open seats on the Bloomfield Board of Education, Bloomfield voters must choose three of six candidates during this 2021 election season. Running together under the slogan “Strength and Experience” are incumbents Shane Berger and Michael Heller and challenger Satenik Margaryan; Berger is seeking a fourth nonconsecutive term and Heller is […]

Bloomfield BOE candidates participate in debate

Bloomfield BOE candidates participate in debate

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — The six people running for the Bloomfield Board of Education participated in a debate on Oct. 19, hosted virtually by the Bloomfield Information Project. Three seats are open on the nine-member board. Michael Heller and Shane Berger are incumbent members running for reelection. Others running for seats on the board are Satenik […]

See who’s running for political office in your town

See who’s running for political office in your town

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — This election season is shaping up to be fairly quiet in Essex County, with few contested elections and foregone conclusions for some of the contested races. The biggest question on the ballot this upcoming Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 2, is the choice for governor. Democratic incumbent Gov. Phil Murphy, with running […]

Bloomfield School District obtains bronze level from Sustainable Jersey

Bloomfield School District obtains bronze level from Sustainable Jersey

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Bloomfield School District science supervisor Lou Cappello presented the Sustainable Jersey Certification results to the Bloomfield Board of Education and district administrators at the BOE meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 21, saying that schools in the district have achieved the bronze level certification. The district as a whole does not apply to be […]

Bloomfield School District discusses sustainability at BOE meeting

Bloomfield School District discusses sustainability at BOE meeting

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Administrators in the Bloomfield School District addressed sustainability in the schools at the July 20 Board of Education meeting, after residents wrote in to the public comment portion of the meeting to ask about green initiatives. Solar panels were mentioned several times, with Assistant Superintendent Joe Fleres saying that, in order to […]

Bloomfield to celebrate Juneteenth with two-day festival

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — The recent proclamation of the Juneteenth holiday by the township of Bloomfield and state of New Jersey will be celebrated by the township, which will host its first Juneteenth festival. Juneteenth is the oldest known celebration commemorating the official end of slavery in the United States. “As we work to heal the […]

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