Seven Bloomfield police officers receive promotions

Seven Bloomfield police officers receive promotions

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — The Bloomfield Division of Public Safety held a promotion ceremony on Monday, Sept. 13, in the Council Chambers of Town Hall, at which three sergeants were promoted to the rank of lieutenant, and one detective and three officers were promoted to the rank of sergeant.  The new lieutenants are Luca Piscitelli, Ian […]

Bloomfield holds ribbon-cutting ceremony for new pickleball and tennis courts

Bloomfield holds ribbon-cutting ceremony for new pickleball and tennis courts

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — On Monday, Sept. 13, Bloomfield held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for brand new pickleball and tennis courts located at Memorial Park. In total there are now two full-sized tennis courts, four pickleball courts and a practice wall at the park.  “In Bloomfield, we have made it a priority to expand our outdoor spaces […]

Bloomfield Community Farmers Market to open every Tuesday

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Bloomfield will be launching a Community Farmers Market on Tuesday, Sept. 21, in the Bloomfield Public Library Courtyard. The market will run every Tuesday, from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m., through Nov. 9 and feature City Green’s mobile veggie truck, along with other vendors. “This farmers market will be an exciting opportunity to […]

Essex County towns try to recover from the remnants of Hurricane Ida

Essex County towns try to recover from the remnants of Hurricane Ida

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — The remnants of Hurricane Ida walloped Essex County on Wednesday, Sept. 1, with rain traveling north from Louisiana and soaking the area. Towns in Essex County are now in the midst of large-scale cleanups, after water damaged parks, schools, basements and cars, both parked and on the road. In Bloomfield, Mayor […]

Bloomfield TC approves ordinance allowing for up to six cannabis retail establishments in town

Bloomfield TC approves ordinance allowing for up to six cannabis retail establishments in town

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — The Bloomfield Township Council unanimously approved an ordinance permitting cannabis retail establishments in town at its Aug. 16 meeting, a move that comes after New Jersey voters approved a ballot measure that legalized the sale of cannabis in November 2020. Gov. Phil Murphy signed the legislation on Feb. 22, and municipalities in […]

Bloomfield firefighters take diversity, equity and inclusion course

Bloomfield firefighters take diversity, equity and inclusion course

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Members of the Bloomfield Fire Department command staff recently completed a 14-hour training and certification course on diversity, equity and inclusion in the workplace. Chief Lou Venezia, Deputy Chief Brian McDade, Capt. Wojciech Masiak and Capt. Joseph Coletta all completed the seven-week curriculum.  “Bloomfield firefighters serve and protect our residents each and […]

Bloomfield cuts the ribbon on Lion Gate Park

Bloomfield cuts the ribbon on Lion Gate Park

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — The 18.4 acres of open space on Lion Gate Drive in Bloomfield officially became a park on June 14, as officials cut the ribbon while standing at the center of the new turf soccer field on land that was once an industrial glass factory. In addition to the field, Lion Gate Park […]

Bloomfield to celebrate Juneteenth with two-day festival

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — The recent proclamation of the Juneteenth holiday by the township of Bloomfield and state of New Jersey will be celebrated by the township, which will host its first Juneteenth festival. Juneteenth is the oldest known celebration commemorating the official end of slavery in the United States. “As we work to heal the […]

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