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 […]

Bloomfield holds vigil for George Floyd

Bloomfield holds vigil for George Floyd

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — In mourning for George Floyd, the black man who was killed by police in Minneapolis, Minn., on May 26, and in a show of unity with those protesting for social change and an end to racism, Bloomfield held a well-attended townwide vigil on May 30 via Zoom. “We are here gathered for […]

Free COVID-19 testing available to Bloomfield residents

Free COVID-19 testing available to Bloomfield residents

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — The Bloomfield Health Department is offering free COVID-19 tests to residents starting June 4. Testing will be done Tuesdays and Thursdays between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. at varying locations.  “As the state and our township slowly begin to reopen, it is imperative that our residents are able to be tested for […]

Bloomfield residents eagerly await new assessed property values

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — With state and Essex County tax authorities having ordered the recently completed revaluation of Bloomfield residential and commercial properties, township administrator Matthew Watkins said last week there was concern by some residents that an increase in property value would mean higher taxes. But that is not necessarily so, he said, and taxes […]