Bloomfield COVID-19 testing to be offered on Saturdays

Bloomfield COVID-19 testing to be offered on Saturdays

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Bloomfield Mayor Michael Venezia and the Township Council have announced additional COVID-19 testing dates for Bloomfield residents. Testing will take place on Saturdays, beginning Sept. 19, and will occur in the municipal parking lot. “The Township Council and I are doing everything in our power to keep residents safe and ensure that […]

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 adds additional free COVID-19 testing for Sept. 3

Bloomfield adds additional free COVID-19 testing for Sept. 3

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — As Bloomfield officials continue to slow the spread of COVID-19 in the township, the Bloomfield Health Department is setting up additional free testing for residents. After all of the testing slots filled up for Aug. 27, the township decided to schedule another testing day for Thursday, Sept. 3, from 3:30 to 6:30 […]

Towns each receive $150K grant for park improvements

Towns each receive $150K grant for park improvements

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Essex County has awarded $3.15 million in Local Aid grants to 21 municipalities in Essex County, with each town receiving $150,000. The funds came from the Essex County Recreation and Open Space Trust Fund and will be used to improve municipal playgrounds, recreation and athletic facilities, community swimming pools and parks […]

Bloomfield completes renovation of Pulaski Park Tot Lot Playground

Bloomfield completes renovation of Pulaski Park Tot Lot Playground

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — The Bloomfield Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department recently completed a total renovation of the Pulaski Park Tot Lot Playground. This project was funded through a community development block grant in the amount $347,662.20 and the contractors were secured through Sourcewell, a national cooperative purchasing agreement.  “The hard work of our Parks, […]

DeCamp Bus Lines suspends service due to low ridership

DeCamp Bus Lines suspends service due to low ridership

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Another one bites the dust, as the 150-year-old Montclair-based company DeCamp Bus Lines becomes another casualty of the COVID-19 pandemic’s economic fallout — at least for the time being. On Aug. 7, the company issued a statement that it was “suspending all service” due to the “sustained effects of the COVID-19 […]

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 […]

Bloomfield playgrounds reopen Aug. 1

Bloomfield playgrounds reopen Aug. 1

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Eight Bloomfield Township playgrounds reopened Saturday, Aug. 1, after being closed as a precaution against COVID-19. The playground equipment will be disinfected every morning, and social distancing and facemasks will still be required.  “Ensuring that our families are safe and limiting their exposure to COVID-19 is our No. 1 priority, which is […]

Watsessing Park gets synthetic grass on soccer and lacrosse field, lawn bowling green

Watsessing Park gets synthetic grass on soccer and lacrosse field, lawn bowling green

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — On July 21, county and municipal officials joined Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr. to celebrate that the lacrosse and soccer field and lawn bowling green in Watsessing Park were resurfaced with a new synthetic grass surface. “The improvements to the soccer and lacrosse field and the lawn bowling green exemplify our […]

Bloomfield officials discuss inequities in health care

Bloomfield officials discuss inequities in health care

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Bloomfield continued its community conversations on July 15, hosting a Zoom meeting about race and health equity with Michellene Davis, the executive vice president and chief corporate affairs officer for RWJBarnabas Health. Moderated by Mayor Michael Venezia and Councilwoman Jenny Mundell, Davis talked about inequity in the health care system that disproportionately […]

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