Bloomfield mayor urges residents to apply for ANCHOR property tax relief

Bloomfield mayor urges residents to apply for ANCHOR property tax relief

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Bloomfield Mayor Michael Venezia is urging residents to apply for the N.J. Division of Taxation’s ANCHOR, or Affordable New Jersey Communities for Homeowners and Renters, property tax relief program. Gov. Phil Murphy and the state of New Jersey recently extended the application deadline to Feb. 28.  “We want residents to know that […]

Locust Avenue Bridge replacement in Bloomfield is completed

Locust Avenue Bridge replacement in Bloomfield is completed

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — On Thursday, Jan. 12, Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo Jr. announced that the project to replace the Locust Avenue Bridge in Bloomfield with a new structure has been completed. The bridge modernization was included in a larger project to replace four culverts and bridges throughout Essex County to modernize infrastructure and […]

Venezia sworn in for fourth term as mayor of Bloomfield

Venezia sworn in for fourth term as mayor of Bloomfield

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Democratic Mayor Michael Venezia was sworn in for his fourth consecutive term on Friday evening, Jan. 6, at Town Hall, before a full chamber of family, friends and spectators. Sleighing into office on the popular mayor’s runners were familiar faces, all at-large members: Councilwoman Wartyna Davis, commencing her fourth term, and Councilmen […]

Holiday festivities delight the Bloomfield community

Holiday festivities delight the Bloomfield community

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Bloomfield held its annual holiday tree lighting at Town Hall this past Monday evening, Dec. 5. The festivities, which drew a large and diverse crowd of township residents, were hosted by Parks, Recreation & Cultural Affairs Department Director Michael L. Sceurman, who punctuated his duties with updates of Santa’s location and expected […]

Bloomfield Township hosts annual turkey giveaway

Bloomfield Township hosts annual turkey giveaway

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — On Sunday, Nov. 20, Bloomfield once again held its annual turkey giveaway, giving out more than 700 turkeys with holiday fixings to township residents. The event was held in the back parking lot of the municipal building and was made possible thanks to donations from the community. “This yearly tradition is a […]

Bloomfield honors its veterans at annual ceremony

Bloomfield honors its veterans at annual ceremony

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Bloomfield military veterans, police officers, firefighters, public officials and residents observed Veterans Day with a march down Franklin Street, from Town Hall to the Green, on Friday, Nov. 11. Assembled in Municipal Plaza, the group, by the numbers, may not have seemed like much. But from the moment the Bloomfield High School […]

‘Together Is Better’ slate wins Bloomfield BOE election

‘Together Is Better’ slate wins Bloomfield BOE election

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — For the Bloomfield Board of Education election on Nov. 8, the “Together Is Better” slate won a decisive victory. Incumbents Jill Fischman and Benjamin Morse, along with challenger Phyllis Gerber, won the three open seats. BOE member Daniel Anderson did not seek reelection.  County Clerk Christopher Durkin certified the election on Nov. […]

Bloomfield awarded Smart Growth Award for Lion Gate Park/Urban Wetland project

Bloomfield awarded Smart Growth Award for Lion Gate Park/Urban Wetland project

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — The township of Bloomfield has been selected as a winner of the 2022 Smart Growth Award for its Lion Gate Park and Urban Wetland Floodplain Creation project, according to a Nov. 12 press release from the township. Presented by the nonprofit environmental organization New Jersey Future, the award honors groundbreaking redevelopment projects […]

Bloomfield mayor urges renters to protect their belongings with insurance

Bloomfield mayor urges renters to protect their belongings with insurance

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — The Bloomfield Department of Health & Human Services, the Neighbor to Neighbor Network, and the Bloomfield Fire Department are all working in collaboration with Mayor Michael Venezia and the Bloomfield Council to educate residents on the benefits of renters insurance. “Over the years we have seen a number of families lose their […]

Essex County gives updates on four culvert replacement projects

Essex County gives updates on four culvert replacement projects

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo Jr. visited four culverts and bridges on Friday, Nov. 4, to announce that three of the projects were completed and one was underway. The tour included the Locust Avenue Bridge in Bloomfield, where construction was underway, and the Lakeside Avenue Bridge in West Orange, Marion […]

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