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 purchases thermal imaging camera

Bloomfield purchases thermal imaging camera

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — In an effort to keep residents and township employees safe during the COVID-19 crisis, Bloomfield has purchased a thermal imaging scanner. The scanner will be used to quickly assess a person’s temperature, which will help in detecting possible COVID symptoms.  “With our township employees back to work inside our Municipal Building, we […]

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 […]

Bloomfield Health and Human Services releases contact tracing steps

Bloomfield Health and Human Services releases contact tracing steps

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — The Bloomfield Health and Human Services Department has outlined step-by-step what the contact tracing process entails for residents who test positive for COVID-19. The purpose of contact tracing is to retrace a person’s steps leading up to the positive diagnosis and to reach out to all people who may have been exposed […]

Municipal officials in Essex urge everyone to be counted

Municipal officials in Essex urge everyone to be counted

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Oct. 31 is still months away, but it’s fast approaching for the Census Bureau, and it’s the last day for residents to be counted in the 2020 census. The once-a-decade system for measuring the population has been thrown off a little bit this year because of the COVID-19 pandemic, but Essex […]

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 […]

DiVincenzo, 17 mayors express support for Murphy budget plan

DiVincenzo, 17 mayors express support for Murphy budget plan

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr. announced his support of Gov. Phil Murphy’s proposal to borrow $9 billion from the U.S. Federal Reserve to balance the state budget. On Friday, May 29, DiVincenzo sent a letter of support to the governor; the letter was also signed by 17 Essex County mayors. […]

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 Health and Human Services Dept. offers much

Bloomfield Health and Human Services Dept. offers much

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — The Bloomfield Health and Human Services Department is offering a number of critical services to residents to aid them in navigating the COVID-19 crisis. Residents requiring assistance may call the department at 973-680-4017 and leave a voicemail including their name and telephone number so that a social worker can call them back.  […]

Bloomfield Municipal Building to reopen for drop-off only

Bloomfield Municipal Building to reopen for drop-off only

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — As the state gradually starts the process of reopening, the township of Bloomfield has begun making accommodations for businesses and residents to drop off documents at the municipal building, beginning May 18. Non-essential construction will also be permitted to resume effective May 18 as all COVID-19 safety procedures can be followed.  “Construction […]

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