Fairview raises funds for American Heart Assoc.

Fairview raises funds for American Heart Assoc.

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Enlisting the effort of its students, Fairview Elementary School recently raised $2,500 for the American Heart Association. The students received small toys from the AHA in return for the donations they brought in. Their effort began March 7, and finished Monday, April 3, when the kids had the opportunity to promote a health […]

Foley Field receives $100K donation

Foley Field receives $100K donation

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Investors Savings Bank presented Foley Field Foundation with a symbolic check for $100,000 at the Bloomfield Board of Education meeting, Tuesday, March 28. A press conference had been held earlier in the day at the Civic Center to formally announce the 2015 donation. The money will help construct a community-activities building at the […]

Town unveils new bike depot in parking deck

Town unveils new bike depot in parking deck

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — A bike depot was officially opened in downtown Bloomfield on Friday, March 24. The structure looks similar to a small greenhouse and is tucked away, at ground level, in a corner of the Glenwood Villages parking deck. It is made of clear, polycarbonate windows supported by aluminum studs and has floor and wall […]

Nutley Scout, who overcame difficulties, earns Eagle Badge

Nutley Scout, who overcame difficulties, earns Eagle Badge

NUTLEY, NJ — Kirill Pavlov, of Scout Troop 147 in Nutley, sponsored by the Franklin Reformed Church, received the Eagle Scout Award, Scouting’s highest rank, at an Eagle Court of Honor held on March 16. Troop Chairman Michael E. Groome led the Eagle presentation. To earn this award, Kirill had to be active in Scouting, […]

Bloomfield police on patrol with an electric tricycle

Bloomfield police on patrol with an electric tricycle

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — For a little over a year now, the Bloomfield Police Department has been deploying a police mobility vehicle on downtown-area sidewalks. Known as a PMV, the mechanism is a 375-pound, electric-powered, three-speed tricycle, with a throttle, that can travel 30 miles per hour. Narrow enough at 30 inches to a enter store, and […]

Walking routes will be audited to improve safety

Walking routes will be audited to improve safety

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — The Bloomfield Department of Health has received funding to conduct an audit of the accessibility of parks, schools, and mass transit destinations by pedestrians and bicyclers. The money is part of a Partners in Health “Healthy Communities” grant for $20,000. “We’re going to actually study walking paths,” said Karen Lore, the health department […]

BPD earns a certificate of excellencec

BPD earns a certificate of excellencec

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Bloomfield Police Department has been accredited by the NJ State Association of Chief of Police. According to BPD Director Sam DeMaio, the department applied for accreditation two years ago and learned in late October 2016 it had earn accreditation. At the most recent township council meeting, Monday, Feb. 27, Harry Delgato, of the […]

Memorial garden to be built by Thriving Survivors

Memorial garden to be built by Thriving Survivors

NUTLEY, NJ — The Nutley Thriving Survivors Inc. has been a guiding light for women battling breast cancer for many years, and now, the group is building a memorial garden to honor the many brave women who have lost their battle with the disease. The garden will be constructed along Vincent Place in Nutley, with Essex […]

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