Bloomfield TC approves ordinance allowing for up to six cannabis retail establishments in town

Bloomfield TC approves ordinance allowing for up to six cannabis retail establishments in town

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — The Bloomfield Township Council unanimously approved an ordinance permitting cannabis retail establishments in town at its Aug. 16 meeting, a move that comes after New Jersey voters approved a ballot measure that legalized the sale of cannabis in November 2020. Gov. Phil Murphy signed the legislation on Feb. 22, and municipalities in […]

Bloomfield budget to increase taxes by just 0.47 percent

Bloomfield budget to increase taxes by just 0.47 percent

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — The Bloomfield Township Council unanimously introduced the 2021 municipal budget at its July 26 meeting. The budget is a total of $95,652,790.32, with a tax increase of $19 per year for the average homeowner. This represents a tax increase of approximately 0.47 percent. “The biggest priority was to help the township residents […]

Bloomfield looks to form crisis intervention team

Bloomfield looks to form crisis intervention team

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — The Bloomfield Police Department and the town’s Health and Human Services Department are looking to form a joint crisis intervention team, a concept that representatives of the departments presented at the Township Council meeting on June 14. Designed to help the township interact with people having mental health crises, the team would […]

Bloomfield cuts the ribbon on Lion Gate Park

Bloomfield cuts the ribbon on Lion Gate Park

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — The 18.4 acres of open space on Lion Gate Drive in Bloomfield officially became a park on June 14, as officials cut the ribbon while standing at the center of the new turf soccer field on land that was once an industrial glass factory. In addition to the field, Lion Gate Park […]

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 […]

County cuts the ribbon on improvements at Watsessing Park

County cuts the ribbon on improvements at Watsessing Park

BLOOMFIELD / EAST ORANGE, NJ – The expansion of the all-access playground has been completed and the renovation of the rubberized walking track has started in Watsessing Park. “We are continually looking for ways to improve our recreation facilities to ensure they meet the needs of the community. Adding new equipment to the all-access playground […]

Bloomfield to hold virtual 1st Ward meeting May 20

Bloomfield to hold virtual 1st Ward meeting May 20

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Bloomfield Mayor Michael Venezia will join 1st Ward Councilwoman Jenny Mundell for a community meeting on Thursday, May 20, at 7 p.m. The meeting will be broadcast live on the township Facebook page at www.facebook.com/bloomfieldtwpnj, in addition to Zoom.  “Please join us for our second community meeting of the month if you […]

Bloomfield honors, remembers Iacobacci at meeting

Bloomfield honors, remembers Iacobacci at meeting

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — The Bloomfield Township Council honored Gary Iacobacci at its April 26 meeting, remembering the life of the former councilman. Serving as 3rd Ward councilman from 1990 to 1996, Iacobacci had lived in Belleville before his family moved to Bloomfield and he graduated from Bloomfield High School. He died in February. “Gary was […]

Townwide cleanup a smashing success in Bloomfield

Townwide cleanup a smashing success in Bloomfield

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Hundreds of people spread out across Bloomfield on April 24 armed with rakes and garbage bags to participate in the townwide cleanup, picking up trash and other debris in every park in town, plus a few other locations. The 500 volunteers in 70 different places included Girl Scout and Boy Scout troops, […]

Bloomfield holds informational session about proposed Essex–Hudson Greenway

Bloomfield holds informational session about proposed Essex–Hudson Greenway

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Members of the Bloomfield Township Council and Essex County Board of County Commissioners held a meeting about the proposed Essex–Hudson Greenway project on April 14, updating residents about the 9-mile park that could run through Essex and Hudson counties. The park would be built on an unused freight train rail line owned […]

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