Bloomfield schools, library partner for Read Across America Week

Bloomfield schools, library partner for Read Across America Week

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Bloomfield Public Schools and the Bloomfield Public Library have partnered with one another for Read Across America Week. This is an annual event in which members of the community typically would go to schools and libraries to read stories to children. As a result of COVID-19, the story times were filmed so […]

Bloomfield to hold menstrual hygiene product drive throughout March

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — The township of Bloomfield is holding a menstrual hygiene product drive throughout the month of March in honor of Women’s History Month. Items that will be collected include tampons, pads, panty liners, menstrual cups, period panties and deodorant.  “During the month of March, Bloomfield will honor the countless contributions that women have […]

Bloomfield to hold townwide cleanup to keep town beautiful

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — The township of Bloomfield is continuing to take a proactive approach to keeping Bloomfield beautiful, environmentally friendly and sustainable, according to a recent press release. Mayor Michael Venezia and the town council, in partnership with the Bloomfield Beautification Committee, have announced a townwide cleanup on Saturday, Oct. 24.  “Bloomfield is a beautiful […]

Township discusses how to use CDBG funding

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Bloomfield received $615,000 in Community Development Block Grant funding that Township Administrator Matthew Watkins suggested using for COVID-19 relief and expenses at the Sept. 14 Township Council meeting. The money could be used for expanded community virus testing, small business assistance, food pantry supplies and mental health programs for seniors. “There are […]

Bloomfield discusses bias at virtual event

Bloomfield discusses bias at virtual event

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Bloomfield’s Community Conversation on Race series continued on Sept. 2, with a livestreamed hour-and-half event for residents on the topic of race and racial bias. It was a continuation of the July 29 event, with guest speakers Wendy Christensen and Desyra Highsmith-Holcomb returning to Bloomfield, in addition to Joseph Graham Jr. Christensen […]

Bloomfield Library receives $5,000 grant from NJ Council for the Humanities

Bloomfield Library receives $5,000 grant from NJ Council for the Humanities

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — The Bloomfield Public Library has received $5,000 in grant money from the NJ Council for the Humanities. The money will be used to fund events to encourage Bloomfield residents to vote, learn information about local elections and learn why it is important to be involved in local government.  “Our municipal government is […]

Bloomfield discusses equity in education

Bloomfield discusses equity in education

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Bloomfield continued its Community Conversation on Race series, this time talking about building equity in education, in a livestream event on Aug. 12. The hour-and-a-half-long discussion was moderated by Councilwomen Jenny Mundell and Wartyna Davis, with panelists Maureen Gillette, dean of the Seton Hall University College of Education; Montclair State University Center […]

Bloomfield to conduct survey to identify possible local historic sites

Bloomfield to conduct survey to identify possible local historic sites

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — In a continued effort to honor and preserve the historic character of Bloomfield, the mayor, Town Council and Historic Preservation Commission are beginning a survey of historic resources in the township, according to an Aug. 3 press release. The survey, which has been contracted to Richard Grubb and Associates, will identify properties […]

DeMaio addresses possible changes for BPD

DeMaio addresses possible changes for BPD

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — More than 100 people joined a Zoom call hosted by Bloomfield Councilwoman Wartyna Davis and Mayor Michael Venezia on June 10 to discuss police and race in the wake of the killing of George Floyd by a Minneapolis police officer and the Black Lives Matter protests across the country. With input from […]

Bloomfield community forms meal train for family

Bloomfield community forms meal train for family

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Bloomfield hasn’t been an exception to the COVID-19 pandemic over the last few months, losing more than 60 residents to the coronavirus. The community has rallied around the family of one of those victims, setting up a meal train that is running through June so the family doesn’t have to worry about […]