Bloomfield launches six-month angled parking pilot study

Bloomfield launches six-month angled parking pilot study

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — In an effort to make parking safer and increase the number of available spots, Bloomfield Township has begun an angled parking pilot study. The study will last for six months and, if successful, the angled spots will become permanent. The pilot will take place on Broad Street between Bloomfield Avenue and Liberty […]

Bloomfield Animal Shelter keeps to its mission

Bloomfield Animal Shelter keeps to its mission

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — In the first couple of weeks of March, the Bloomfield Animal Shelter was housing seven dogs and 20 cats. Then, as the world was thrown into the chaos that is still ongoing as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the shelter’s phone started ringing off the hook. “It escalated pretty quickly,” Nick […]

Bloomfield police arrest man for two shootings

Bloomfield police arrest man for two shootings

BLOOMFIELD, NJ —  Bloomfield police arrested Tre Byrd, 19, of Newark, on June 23 for his alleged involvement in shootings that occurred on June 19, according to a press release from the Bloomfield Division of Public Safety. On Friday, June 19, at approximately 10 p.m., Bloomfield police officers were on patrol in the area of […]

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 protest draws many despite downpour

Bloomfield protest draws many despite downpour

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — A downpour didn’t stop Black Lives Matter protesters from gathering in front of Bloomfield High School and marching down Broad Street to Town Hall and the Bloomfield Police Department’s headquarters on June 5, advocating locally as protests swept the nation demanding justice for George Floyd, who was killed by a Minneapolis police […]

Four arrested in Newark murder

NEWARK, NJ — Four people have been arrested and charged in connection with the murder of Michael Wyche, 30, of Newark, according to a June 2 press release from the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office. Al-Fatin Grant, 22, of Newark, a correctional police officer employed by the New Jersey Department of Corrections was charged May 5 […]

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 […]

COVID cases in Bloomfield fluctuate

COVID cases in Bloomfield fluctuate

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — As the number of positive cases of COVID-19 around the world continues to rise, Bloomfield’s total has risen as well. As of the morning of April 28, according to the New Jersey State Health Department, of the 13,148 cases in Essex County, 781 are in Bloomfield. Forty-three people have died from complications […]

Bloomfield Township taxes due Friday, May 1

Bloomfield Township taxes due Friday, May 1

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Bloomfield Township taxes are due Friday, May 1, with residents being encouraged to send their taxes by mail to 1 Municipal Plaza, Bloomfield, NJ 07003, or via the township website. Since the Municipal Building is closed, residents who wish to drop off their payment may do so at the police headquarters lobby, […]

Celebrating birthdays with flashing lights and sirens in Bloomfield

Celebrating birthdays with flashing lights and sirens in Bloomfield

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Sirens coming from the Bloomfield Police Department’s cars and Bloomfield Fire Department’s trucks have been heard blaring for over a week now, but for a more fun purpose than normal — birthday celebrations. During the COVID-19 pandemic that has shut down schools, nonessential businesses and normal life for most of the world, […]

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