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Posted on: June 14, 2021

Bloomfield Holds Ribbon Cutting Ceremony to Officially Open Lion Gate Park

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- On Monday morning, Bloomfield Township held a ribbon cutting ceremony for its newest natural resource amenity Lion Gate Park, which serves as an active recreational park and environmental restoration. The Lion Gate Park project ...

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Posted on: June 9, 2021

Bloomfield to Hold Ribbon Cutting Ceremony to Officially Open Lion Gate Park Monday, June 14 at 11am

BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- Bloomfield Township is set to hold a ribbon cutting ceremony for its newest natural resource amenity Lion Gate Park, which serves as an active recreational park and environmental restoration. The Lion Gate Park project is the cu...

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Posted on: June 4, 2021

Bloomfield to Celebrate Juneteenth with Two Day Festival

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- The African American community has always been a vibrant part of the Bloomfield community. The recent proclamation of the Juneteenth holiday by the township and state, will be celebrated by Bloomfield township which will be host...

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Posted on: May 28, 2021

Virtual Third Ward Community Meeting to Take Place Wednesday, June 2 at 7pm

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- Mayor Venezia will join third ward Councilwoman Sarah Cruz for a community meeting on Wednesday, June 2 at 7pm. The meeting will be broadcast live on the township Facebook page in addition to Zoom. 

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Posted on: May 20, 2021

Bloomfield Police Announces Commencement of New Foot Patrol Community Engagement Initiative

BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- On Monday May 3, the Bloomfield Police Department initiated a new foot patrol community engagement initiative in various commercial areas of the township. The foot patrols are designed for our officers to have positive interacti...

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Posted on: May 13, 2021

Virtual First Ward Community Meeting to Take Place Thursday, May 20 at 7pm

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- Mayor Venezia will join first ward Councilwoman Jenny Mundell for a community meeting on Thursday, May 20 at 7pm. The meeting will be broadcast live on the township Facebook page in addition to Zoom. 

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Posted on: May 12, 2021

Bloomfield to Pave Glenwood Ave. from East Orange Border to Lackawanna Place this Thursday & Friday

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- Bloomfield is continuing to make infrastructure improvements in town with work to begin on Glenwood Ave. this Thursday. The work will take approximately two days to complete and will include all of Glenwood Ave. from the East Or...

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Posted on: May 12, 2021

Bloomfield Police Hold Mental Health and De-Escalation Training for 50 Officers

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Bloomfield, NJ -- The Bloomfield Police Department recently conducted mental health and de-escalation training for 50 Police Officers. The training was provided by Cavanaugh & Keenan LLC and focused on 5 main topics: 

1. Overview of M...

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Posted on: May 11, 2021

Bloomfield Residents Get 6.46 Tons of Paper Shredded and Recycled During Saturday Shredding Event

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- During Saturday’s township shredding event, residents had 6.46 tons of paper shredded and recycled. The township holds shredding events twice a year in the spring and fall which affords residents the opportunity to get...

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Posted on: May 7, 2021

Bloomfield Welcomes New Director of Cultural Preservation

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ – The Township of Bloomfield is pleased to welcome Jill Dombrowski to the role of Director of Cultural PreservationDombrowski comes to the role with over 15 years of experience in Arts & Cultural P...

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Posted on: May 7, 2021

Virtual Second Ward Community Meeting to Take Place Wednesday, May 12 at 7pm

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- Mayor Venezia will join second ward Councilman Nicholas Joanow for a community meeting on Wednesday, May 12 at 7pm. The meeting will be broadcast live on the township Facebook page in addition to Zoom. ...

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Posted on: May 5, 2021

Bloomfield Civil Rights Commission to Host Voter Registration Info Session Today at 7pm via Zoom

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- With the June 8 primary election just one month away, the Bloomfield Civil Rights Commission will host a voter registration information session this Wednesday at 7pm. The information session will take place virtually over Zoom w...

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Posted on: May 3, 2021

Bloomfield Public Library to Begin Phased-in Reopening on Monday

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- The Bloomfield Public Library will begin the process of reopening on Monday, May 3 by allowing residents with a library card to access computers for up to 45 minutes with an appointment. Library operations throughout the COVID-1...

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Posted on: April 27, 2021

Bloomfield Holds Successful Town-Wide Cleanup

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- More than 500 Bloomfield residents came together on Saturday for a day of volunteering to help further beautify the township. Mayor Venezia as well as members of the Town Council participated in the town-wide cleanup of neighbor...

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Posted on: April 23, 2021

Next Bloomfield Shredding Event to Take Place Saturday, May 8

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- The township will be holding another free shredding event for residents on Saturday, May 8 at the Pulaski Park parking lot. Pulaski Park is located at 24 Mt. Vernon Ave. and the event will take place between 9:00am and 12:00pm r...

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Posted on: April 22, 2021

Bloomfield Fire and Engineering Departments to Begin Routine Hydrant Flushing This Friday

BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- The Bloomfield Fire Department, in partnership with the Bloomfield Engineering Department will begin routine, mandatory hydrant flushing this Friday. Residents that may be impacted by the hydrant flushing will be notified ahead ...

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Posted on: April 20, 2021

Bloomfield Public Library, Bloomfield Public Library Foundation Open Seed Library

BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- The Bloomfield Public Library is creating a seed library that is open to all residents. Patrons of the library may choose a seed packet from a catalog and take it home to plant in their home gardens. The seed library is made pos...

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Posted on: April 19, 2021

Preventing Opioid Misuse/Abuse Among Student Athletes & Adults with Chronic Pain Meeting...

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Preventing Opioid Misuse/Abuse Among Student Athletes and Adults with Chronic Pain Meeting to Take Place Virtually April 28 

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Posted on: April 9, 2021

Bloomfield Dept of Parks, Recreation & Cultural Affairs Host Open-Air Art Gallery From April-May

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- The Bloomfield Department of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs is holding an open-air gallery that will include art from both professional and amateur local artists. Over 50 local artists submitted various types of art that...

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Posted on: April 5, 2021

Bloomfield Township to Host Virtual Presentation on Essex-Hudson Greenway Project on April 14 at 7pm

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- The township will host a virtual presentation on the Essex-Hudson Greenway project on April 14 at 7pm. 

 

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Posted on: March 30, 2021

Mayor Venezia, Town Council & Bloomfield’s Beautification Committee Announce Town-wide Cleanup 4/24

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Mayor Venezia, the Town Council and Bloomfield’s Beautification Committee Announce Town-wide Cleanup for Saturday, April 24

Participants will be provided with all necessary equipment by the Bloomfield DPW. Registration is required by April 15&...

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Posted on: March 23, 2021

Women of Bloomfield’s Town Council & Bloomfield Commision on Civil Rights to Host Community Meeting

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Women of Bloomfield’s Town Council and Bloomfield Commision on Civil Rights to Host Community Meeting on the Impact of COVID-19 and Women’s Work

The meeting will take place via Zoom on Wednesday, March 31 at 7:30pm

 

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Posted on: March 20, 2021

Mayor Venezia Urges Renters & Landlords Impacted by COVID-19 to Sign up for Rental Assistance

Mayor Venezia Urges Renters and Landlords Impacted by COVID-19 to Sign up for Rental Assistance from the State

Phase two of the Coronavirus Emergency Rental Assistance Program will begin Monday, March 22 at 9am

 

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Posted on: March 20, 2021

Virtual Second Ward Community Meeting to Take Place Wednesday, March 24 at 7pm

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- Second Ward residents are invited to join Mayor Venezia and Second Ward Councilman Joanow for a virtual community meeting on Wednesday, March 24 at 7pm. Both the Mayor and the Councilman will answer questions live during the mee...

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Posted on: March 19, 2021

Parking Enforcement to Restart Monday, March 22

BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- The township will begin enforcing parking regulations again on Monday, March 22. Enforcement will be phased in with warnings and education during the first week. 

 

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Posted on: March 15, 2021

Bloomfield Reminds Business Owners and Landlords to Establish Recycling Program and Submit Recycling

BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- According to Municipal Ordinance 491-5 and state law, this is a reminder that all businesses, and institutions are required to recycle. Therefore, as the property owner or owner/operator/manager of a business, instituti...

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Posted on: March 15, 2021

Bloomfield Dept. of H&HS Hosting Nutrition IG Live Event to Celebrate National Nutrition Month

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Bloomfield Department of Health and Human Services Hosting Nutrition Instagram Live Event to Celebrate National Nutrition Month

The event will take place on Wednesday, March 24 at 7:15pm 

 

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Posted on: March 3, 2021

Bloomfield Public Schools and Bloomfield Public Library Partner for Read Across America Week

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- Bloomfield Public Schools and the Bloomfield Public Library have partnered together for Read Across America Week. 

 

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Posted on: March 4, 2021

Bloomfield Fire Department Among Six Departments to Start Training Members on Officer One Course

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- The Bloomfield Fire Department is one of six fire departments to begin training members on the 40 hour Officer One course at Bloomfield High School. 

 

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Posted on: March 2, 2021

Bloomfield Partners with Rutgers RJW Medical School for Opioid Overdose Prevention Training

Bloomfield Partners with Rutgers Robert Johnson Wood Medical School for Opioid Overdose Prevention Training March 19 at 2pm

The free training will take place online and all attendees will receive a naloxone nasal spray 

 

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Posted on: March 1, 2021

Township of Bloomfield to Hold Menstrual Hygiene Product Drive Throughout Women’s History Month

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- The township of Bloomfield is holding a menstrual hygiene product drive throughout the month of March in honor of Women’s History Month. Items that will be collected include tampons, pads, panty liners, menstrual cups,...

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Posted on: February 25, 2021

Virtual First Ward Community Meeting to Take Place Wednesday, March 3 at 7:30pm

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- Mayor Venezia and Councilwoman Mundell will hold a virtual community meeting for First Ward residents on Wednesday, March 3 at 7:30pm. The meeting will be broadcast live on the township Facebook page in additio...

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Posted on: February 4, 2021

Bloomfield Partners with Rutgers Robert Johnson Wood Medical School for Addiction Presentation

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- The Bloomfield Public Library along with the Bloomfield Health Department and Bloomfield Municipal Alliance Committee are partnering with Rutgers Robert Johnson Wood Medical School to give an addiction information sessi...

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Posted on: February 1, 2021

Bloomfield Public Library Partners with Community Food Bank of NJ for SNAP 101 Presentation Feb. 10

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- The Bloomfield Public Library is partnering with the Community Food Bank of New Jersey to give residents a presentation about SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program). The presentation will take place over Zoom on Februa...

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Posted on: January 28, 2021

Bloomfield Fire Department Installs New Air Purification Systems on All Frontline Apparatus

BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- The Bloomfield Fire Department has purchased and installed new air purification systems on all frontline apparatus as a way to combat COVID-19. The systems were purchased through funding from the CARES Act. 

 

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Posted on: January 27, 2021

Mayor & Council to Hold Virtual Community Meeting/Q&A on Health Equity & the COVID-19 Vaccine 2/3/21

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Mayor Venezia and Town Council to Hold Virtual Community Meeting/Q&A on Health Equity and the COVID-19 Vaccine on February 3 at 6:30pm

The Bloomfield Health Department will make a presentation about the safety and efficacy of the vaccine and guest spea...

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Posted on: January 21, 2021

Bloomfield & W. Orange Police Dept. Team Up to Arrest Two Suspects in Connection with Thefts

Bloomfield and West Orange Police Departments Team Up to Arrest Two Suspects in Connection with 40 Tire and Rim Thefts throughout Essex County 

Suspects Wadner Ettienne and Shantau Brown of West Orange were each charged with two counts of theft an...

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Posted on: January 14, 2021

Bloomfield Mayor Michael Venezia Encourages High Risk Residents to Register to be Vaccinated

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- With COVID-19 cases spiking across the state, Mayor Venezia is urging qualifying residents to register to be vaccinated as quickly as possible. The state is currently in phase 1B of vaccinations which includes anyone 65 years of...

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Posted on: December 30, 2020

Councilmembers Mundell, Joanow and Cruz to be Sworn in During Jan. 4 Council Meeting

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- Following their reelection to the Council, Bloomfield Councilmembers Jenny Mundell, Nicholas Joanow and Sarah Cruz will be sworn in during the January 4 Council meeting at 6:30pm. Congresswoman Mikie Sherrill will make remarks d...

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Posted on: December 22, 2020

Bloomfield to Hold Virtual Town Hall Meeting on COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution on Wed, Dec 23 at 3pm

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- The township will hold a virtual Town Hall meeting this Wednesday at 3:00pm via Zoom, to inform the public about the distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine. Speakers at the meeting will include Essex County Health Officer Maya Lor...

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Posted on: December 14, 2020

Bloomfield to Host Weekly COVID-19 Testing Clinics on Wednesdays Beginning December 16

BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- The township will be hosting COVID-19 testing events once per week on Wednesdays beginning December 16 for Bloomfield residents as long as there is demand. Testing, which has expanded to accommodate up to 100 people, will take p...

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Posted on: December 4, 2020

Bloomfield Testing All Municipal Employees for COVID-19 After Returning from Thanksgiving Break

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- In order to slow the spread of COVID-19 and keep municipal employees and the public safe, this week, the township has been testing all municipal employees for COVID-19 after they returned from Thanksgiving break. The township &a...

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Posted on: November 30, 2020

Bloomfield Public Library Foundation Launching Its First #GivingTuesday Campaign

BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- The Bloomfield Public Library Foundation is launching its first #GivingTuesday campaign this year, to encourage private giving that will ensure the Bloomfield Public Library can address the needs of its growing community. As the...

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Posted on: November 18, 2020

Bloomfield Center welcomes people to find holiday cheer, holiday gifts close to home

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ — After a challenging year for retail business owners and the wider community, the Bloomfield Center Alliance is inviting shoppers to its Bloomfield Center Holiday Hunt, where attendees will find holiday cheer through sho...

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Posted on: November 18, 2020

Joseph Tiseo Ramp Park Renovations Completed

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ --The renovations of Joseph Tiseo Ramp Park have been completed and the park is officially open to the public. The project was paid for through a Community Development Block Grant and the contract was awarded to American Ramp Company.&n...

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Posted on: November 16, 2020

Cycle 8 Water Bills to be Delivered This Week

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- Cycle 8 water bills, which consist primarily of commercial factories and apartments, have been sent out and will be delivered this week. This bill will cover the previous five months, as no bills have been sent since May due to ...

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Posted on: November 12, 2020

Bloomfield Notified by City of Newark of Cloudy Water; Bloomfield Water Remains Compliant

BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- Bloomfield was notified by the city of Newark that on September 20, 25 and 26 there were periods of high turbidity (cloudy) water. The issue was corrected by the city on September 26. 

 

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Posted on: November 4, 2020

Bloomfield Taking Proactive Approach to Water Safety

BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- The Bloomfield Water Department has contracted John Garcia Construction Co. to inspect the water lines of approximately 500 residences mainly in the Merkel Street, Foster Street and Ivanhoe Terrace area. The inspection is out of...

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Posted on: October 30, 2020

Repaving Project on Glenwood Ave to Begin Week of November 9 from Six Points to East Orange Border

BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- A repavement project will begin the week of November 9 on Glenwood Avenue from Six Points to the East Orange border. The project is being funded through a NJDOT Local Aid grant and Transit Village grant.

 

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Posted on: October 30, 2020

Bloomfield Police Dept Implements new Training Procedures Aimed at Addressing Bias and Deescalation

BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- The Bloomfield Police Department continues to set the standard for meaningful reforms aimed at strengthening their relationship with the community and holding officers accountable. The department has implemented new training pro...

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Posted on: October 27, 2020

Mayor Venezia Encourages Residents to Sign Up for Communication Tools on Township Website

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- Mayor Venezia is reminding residents that are not currently subscribed to township communication tools to subscribe now. The tools keep residents up to date throughout the year with non-emergency related information. 

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Posted on: October 27, 2020

Bloomfield Public Library Launches Tutor.com Program to Help Students Through Virtual Learning

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- Just in time for back-to-school, Bloomfield Public Library is announcing the launch of its new Tutor.com program, funded by a generous grant from the Bloomfield Public Library Foundation. Tutor.com connects students to...

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Posted on: October 10, 2020

Bloomfield to Host Community Conversation on Policing in Bloomfield this Tuesday at 7pm

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- The township will hold a community conversation on policing in Bloomfield this Tuesday at 7pm via Zoom and simulcast on the Township of Bloomfield Facebook page. The event is a follow up to the conversation held with Public Safe...

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Posted on: October 5, 2020

Bloomfield Health Department Instructs Residents to Download New State COVID-19 App

BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- In order to slow the spread of COVID-19 in New Jersey, the state has released a new app that will alert residents if they may have been exposed to someone with the virus. The Bloomfield Health Department is advising residents to...

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Posted on: October 5, 2020

Bloomfield Fire Department Participates in ‘Light the Night for Fallen Firefighters’ Remembrance

BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- This past week, the Bloomfield Fire Department participated in ‘Light the Night for Fallen Firefighters’ Remembrance. The Bloomfield Fire Department headquarters were lit up every evening from dusk until dawn, as part...

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Posted on: October 5, 2020

Mayor Venezia, the Council and Bloomfield’s Beautification Committee Announce Town-wide Cleanup

BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- The township is continuing to take a proactive approach to keep Bloomfield beautiful, environmentally friendly and sustainable. Mayor Venezia and the Town Council in partnership with the Bloomfield Beautification Committee have ...

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Posted on: September 11, 2020

Bloomfield COVID-19 Testing to Take Place Saturday’s Beginning September 19

BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- Mayor Venezia and the Township Council have announced additional COVID-19 testing dates for Bloomfield residents. Testing will take place on Saturday’s beginning September 19 and will occur in the municipal parking lot...

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Posted on: September 4, 2020

Bloomfield Public Library Receives $5,000 Incubation 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 that will encourage Bloomfield residents to vote, learn information about local elect...

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Posted on: August 31, 2020

Bloomfield Fire Department Takes Part in Implicit Bias Training

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- Over the course of the last four shifts, Bloomfield Firefighters have each taken part in a 90 minute interactive workshop on implicit bias. The goal of the workshop is to identify their role and responsibility in understanding, ...

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Posted on: August 28, 2020

Bloomfield Cycle One Water Bills to be Sent out This Week

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- Bloomfield residents will be receiving their cycle one water bills in the mail within the next few days. As a result of COVID-19, the cycle one bill will cover a longer billing period than usual which will explain the higher bill that so...

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Posted on: August 26, 2020

Bloomfield to Hold Next Community Conversation on Race Wednesday, September 2 at 7:00pm via Zoom

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- The township will hold an additional community conversation on race next Wednesday at 7:00pm via Zoom following last month’s conversation which focused on the social construction of race and its real life implications.

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Posted on: August 26, 2020

Bloomfield Adds Additional Free COVID-19 Testing Date of Thurs, Sept. 3 in the Municipal Parking Lot

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 this Thursday’s testing slots filled u...

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Posted on: August 26, 2020

Bloomfield Recycling Committee Releases Battery Recycling Information for Residents

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- In an effort to help residents understand the rules regarding battery recycling, the Bloomfield Recycling Committee is releasing the following tips:

  1. Regular household batteries, ie, alkaline batteries can be placed in with regular solid w...
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Posted on: August 26, 2020

“Watsessing Walk” from Watsessing Park to the Bloomfield Public Library Tuesday, Sept. 1, 4:30pm

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- A socially distanced walk from Watsessing Park to the Bloomfield Public Library is set to take place on Tuesday, September 1 at 4:30pm. Everyone that completes the walk will be given a $10.00 voucher from the Bloomfield Health a...

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Posted on: August 18, 2020

Bloomfield Offering Free COVID-19 Testing August 20 from 3:30pm-6:00pm in Municipal Parking Lot

BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- The township is once again offering free COVID-19 tests for residents on August 20 between 3:30pm and 6:00pm in the Municipal Parking Lot at 1 Municipal Plaza. There will be 50-55 slots available on a first come first serve basi...

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Posted on: August 13, 2020

Bloomfield Dept of Parks, Recreation & Cultural Affairs Completes Renovation of Pulaski Park

Bloomfield Department of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Completes Renovation of Pulaski Park Tot Lot Playground

The project was funded by a Community Development Block Grant in the amount $347,662.20

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Posted on: August 7, 2020

Next Bloomfield Community Conversation on Race to Take Place Wednesday, August 12 via Zoom

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- Following a string of previously successful community conversations on race this summer, the township will hold another one on Wednesday, August 12 at 7:00pm via Zoom.

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Posted on: August 3, 2020

Bloomfield to Conduct Survey to Identify Properties that may be Designated as 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. The survey, which has been contr...

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Posted on: July 30, 2020

Bloomfield Playgrounds to Reopen Saturday

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- Eight township playgrounds will reopen on Saturday after being closed as a precaution against COVID-19. The playground equipment will be disinfected every morning though, social distancing and facemasks will still be required.

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Posted on: July 21, 2020

Community Conversation “Let’s Talk About Race” to be Held on July 29 at 7:00pm via Zoom

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ --  As part of a series of community conversations about race, the township will be holding its next one on Wednesday, July 29 at 7:00pm via Zoom.

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Posted on: July 17, 2020

Bloomfield Public Library Extends Free WiFi Coverage to the Town Green

BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- The Bloomfield Public Library has extended its free WiFi coverage to cover outside the library, the State Street lot and the library courtyard. The expanded coverage will allow residents to safely remain connected outdoors so th...

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Posted on: July 13, 2020

Bloomfield to Hold two Additional Community Conversations on Race on July 15 and July 29 at 7:00pm

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- The township will be holding two additional community discussions around race on July 15 and 29 at 7:00pm over Zoom. The events will be moderated by Councilwomen Jenny Mundell and Dr. Wartyna Davis.

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Posted on: July 8, 2020

Bloomfield Launches Six Month Angled Parking Pilot Study

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- In an effort to make parking safer and increase the number of available spots, the township has begun an angled parking pilot study. The study will last for six months and if successful, the angled spots will become permanent.

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Posted on: July 6, 2020

Bloomfield to Hold Free Shredding Events on August 1 and November 7

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- The township will be holding two free shredding events over the next several months on August 1 and November 7 at Pulaski Park. Pulaski Park is located at 24 Mt. Vernon Ave. and both events will take place between 9:00am and 12:00pm rain...

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Posted on: June 29, 2020

Emergency Rental Assistance Available to Bloomfield Residents

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- Bloomfield residents struggling with paying their rent as a result of COVID-19 can get temporary assistance from the state. Qualifying applicants may be eligible for up to six months of assistance.

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Posted on: June 18, 2020

Bloomfield to Close All Municipal Offices Friday in Honor of Juneteenth

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- Mayor Michael Venezia has ordered all municipal offices closed on Friday, June 19 in observation of Juneteenth. Juneteenth is a holiday that commemorates the end of slavery.

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Posted on: June 10, 2020

VIRTUAL PUBLIC MEETING FOR LACKAWANNA TRANSIT STATION IMPROVEMENT PROJECT SCHEDULED

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ –The first public meeting to discuss the plans to improve the Lackawanna Transit Station and Wayfinding signage around town has been set for Wednesday, June 24, 2020 from 7:00pm to 8:30pm and all Bloomfield residents are invited t...

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Posted on: April 2, 2020

Application Portal for Financial Assistance Programs Available through the state’s Economic...

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Application Portal for Financial Assistance Programs Available through the state’s Economic Development Authority (NJEDA) to Open Friday, April 3 at 9am and will close Friday, April 10 at 9am

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Posted on: March 25, 2020

Bloomfield Mayor Venezia Launches Task Force to Help Small Business Owners...

Bloomfield Mayor Michael Venezia Launches Task Force to Help Small Business Owners File for Federal Grants/Loans

The Small Business Administration is offering low interest loans to small businesses and the federal government may offer grants which may not ...

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Posted on: March 25, 2020

PSE&G Pole Replacement Project on Montgomery St. btw Orchard & Willet St. to be Completed by April 2

BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- PSE&G has begun its pole replacement project on Montgomery Street between Orchard and Willet streets. Signs have been posted in areas where parking will not be allowed between 7am and 4pm.

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Posted on: February 25, 2020

Bloomfield Celebrates Black History Month and Contributions of Residents, Past and Present

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- At last night’s Council meeting, the Mayor and Council recognized a few exceptional residents who’ve given back to the greater-Bloomfield community, in honor of Black History Month. Held in conjunction with t...

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Posted on: February 19, 2020

Bloomfield Purchases New Rescue Pumper Engine, Donates Old Engine to City in the Dominican Republic

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- The Bloomfield Fire Department has received a new rescue pumper engine for use in Bloomfield emergencies, and in aiding neighboring municipalities. The department will be donating one of its older trucks to La Vega, a 20 square mile muni...

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Posted on: February 10, 2020

Plastic Bags Stitched Together into Mats by Bloomfield Volunteers & Donated to Homeless Citizens

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Plastic Bags Stitched Together into Mats by Bloomfield Volunteers & Donated to Homeless Citizens in Essex County

BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- Over the last several months, Bloomfield volunteers collected thousands of clean plastic shopping bags and learn...

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Posted on: January 22, 2020

Bloomfield’s 6th Annual Day of Service to Honor Dr. Martin Luther King’s Legacy

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Bloomfield’s 6th Annual Day of Service to Honor Dr. Martin Luther King’s Legacy Collects 1,200 Hygiene Kits at Bloomfield Middle School Saturday Morning

BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- Saturday morning, the Bloomfield MLK Day of Service Comm...

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Posted on: January 22, 2020

No Injuries at Washington St. Blaze

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- The fire that broke out this morning at 55 Washington St. has been completely extinguished, with no civilians or Firefighters injured. The four alarm fire was reported at 7:48am.

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Posted on: January 13, 2020

Bloomfield Fire Department Personnel Honored at 2019 Department Awards

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- The 2019 Bloomfield Fire Department Awards took place on December 30, with the Mayor and Fire Chief honoring exemplary Firefighters for their work during the year.

EMS Awards went to Deputy Chief Robert Barra, Captains David Duda...

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Posted on: January 6, 2020

Hundreds Present for Swearing-in Ceremony for Mayor Venezia, Councilmembers Davis, Gamble, Rockwell

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- Mayor Michael Venezia began his third term Friday night, after being sworn-in by Governor Phil Murphy at the newly renovated Council Chambers in Town Hall. Dr. Wartyna Davis began her third Council term, sworn-in by Assemblywoma...

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Posted on: December 19, 2019

Bloomfield’s Online Street Auction Sees 800 Historic Signs Sold

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- The Township of Bloomfield auctioned off street signs last week, with 800 being sold on an online auction hosted by GovDeals. The Township replaced all street signs in town over the past year, and rather than throw away the old ...

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Posted on: November 25, 2019

Mayor Venezia’s 4th Annual Turkey Drive Feeds over 500 Families

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- Despite rain and wind, over 500 families took home Thanksgiving turkeys and sides on Sunday during Mayor Michael Venezia’s 4th annual Turkey give-away. The baskets contained a turkey, pie, string beans, stuffing, and cranberry ...

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Posted on: November 15, 2019

Township of Bloomfield Partners with Anthony’s Cheesecake to Collect Clothing and Other Supplies...

Township of Bloomfield Partners with Anthony’s Cheesecake to Collect Clothing and Other Supplies to Help Families Affected by the November 7 Fire

All clothing donations can be dropped off at Fire Headquarters at 375 Franklin Street Bloomfield thi...

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Posted on: November 12, 2019

Berkeley Avenue Milling and Repaving Postponed Until Next Week Due to Anticipated Freezing Temps...

BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- Repair work to Berkeley Ave. between Franklin St. and Montgomery St. which began in September is nearly complete.

The initial concrete work was completed last week. Due to the freezing temperatures forecasted for this week, milling and pa...

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Posted on: November 12, 2019

Bloomfield DPW to Halt Street Sweeping During Winter Weather and Asks Residents to Help Alert DPW...

The Township will continue to remove leaves and debris from the streets to limit flooding/ponding in Bloomfield neighborhoods.

BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- The Township of Bloomfield is announcing that after this week, street sweeping will be suspended for the winter...

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Posted on: November 7, 2019

1 Police Officer, 1 FireFighter, No Civilians Harmed in Washington St. Fire

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- A three alarm fire that broke out on the fourth floor of a Washington St. apartment building at approximately 8:15am has been contained, thanks to the rapid response by the Bloomfield Fire and Police, as well as several neighboring Fire ...

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Posted on: November 7, 2019

Berkeley Ave. Curb and Road Repair Project to be Completed Next Week

BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- Repair work to Berkeley Ave. between Franklin St. and Montgomery St. which began in September is nearly complete.

The initial concrete work was completed this week, and milling is expected to be completed Wednesday, November 13, ...

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Posted on: October 22, 2019

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Bloomfield Mayor and Police Director Encourage Residents to Promote Safety on National Prescription Take Back Day 2019 on Saturday

Bloomfield residents can drop-off prescription drugs at Borough Hall 

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Posted on: October 21, 2019

Bloomfield Police Department's Receives 3-Year Re-accreditation from NJ Association of Chiefs...

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Bloomfield Police Department's Receives 3-Year Re-accreditation from NJ Association of Chiefs of Police for Best Practices

BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- The Bloomfield Police Department has received a 3-year re-accreditation from the New Jersey State Associat...

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Posted on: October 21, 2019

Belleville Ave. Bridge Work Has Been Completed

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Belleville Ave. Bridge Work Has Been Completed

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- Scheduled maintenance to the Belleville Ave. bridge over the Garden State Parkway which began three weeks ago has been completed, and Belleville Ave....

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Posted on: October 15, 2019

Bloomfield Fire Department Enters Agreement With the Compliance Engine to Increase Efficiency and...

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Bloomfield Fire Department Enters Agreement With the Compliance Engine to Increase Efficiency and Strengthen its Ability to Protect Bloomfield

The agreement will help the department reduce time spent administering fire code requirements as well as increase...

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Posted on: October 15, 2019

Mayor Venezia and the Township of Bloomfield to host Town-wide Cleanup Day Saturday, Oct. 19

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Individuals and groups encouraged to sign up to clean areas of their choosing

BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- On Saturday, October 19, residents, community groups and local businesses of Bloomfield will be participating in a town-wide cleanup. The goal is to bring the c...

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Posted on: October 9, 2019

Bloomfield’s Annual Harvest Fest brings something for everyone!

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Bloomfield, NJ – The 27th annual Harvest Fest celebration is taking place Saturday, October 12th from 11 AM – 7 PM (rain date is Sunday, October 13th)! A community tradition, the event will once again bring something for everyone inclu...

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Posted on: October 8, 2019

Citing Missed Deadlines, Bloomfield Township Severs Contract...

Citing Missed Deadlines, Bloomfield Township Severs Contract with Lion Gate Municipal Complex Contractor

Local Officials Say New Contractor Needed to Complete Project in Timely Manner

BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- The Township of Bloomfield has severed its agreement wi...

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Posted on: September 30, 2019

Bloomfield Center food tour is back this fall – with new culinary delights to showcase

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ — After a delicious first event in late June, the Bloomfield Center Alliance is presenting a second Food Tour this fall. The tour, featuring a completely new set of Bloomfield’s food destinations, will take place on October 5, 2019 from 2:0...

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Posted on: September 26, 2019

Millbank Community Garden Opens on N. 17th St

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Millbank Community Garden Opens on N. 17th St

Garden inauguration also served as a celebration of Hispanic Heritage month

BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- This past Saturday, a new community garden was opened on N. 17th St. at Millbank Park. The opening was atten...

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Posted on: September 25, 2019

Bloomfield Health Department Staff Continues Canvassing Throughout Town to Educate Residents...

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Bloomfield Health Department Staff Continues Canvassing Throughout Town to Educate Residents on Proper Garbage Disposal and Rodent Prevention

BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- In an effort to better address rodent control issues throughout town, the Bloomfield He...

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Posted on: September 24, 2019

Nine Residents Appointed to the Bloomfield Parks, Recreation & Cultural Affairs Advisory Committee

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Nine Residents Appointed to the Bloomfield Parks, Recreation & Cultural Affairs Advisory Committee

BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- At last night’s Bloomfield Township Council meeting, nine residents were appointed members of the Bloomfield Parks, Recreatio...

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Posted on: September 23, 2019

Local Boy Scout Troop 22, Bloomfield Township Beautification Project Finished

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Local Boy Scout Troop 22, Bloomfield Township Beautification Project Near Morris Greenway Canal Finished

BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- A beautification project along the Morris Canal Greenway that began in November has been completed, and a commemoration ceremony sche...

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Posted on: September 18, 2019

Belleville Ave. Bridge Work to Begin Next Friday

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Belleville Ave. Bridge Work to Begin Next Friday

Detour signs will be posted and Police Officers will be on scene to assist with traffic during two week project

BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- Scheduled maintenance to the Belleville Ave. bridge over the Garden State Park...

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Posted on: September 10, 2019

Bloomfield Continues Water Main Cleaning Project to Improve Public Health and Water Purity

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Bloomfield Continues Water Main Cleaning Project to Improve Public Health and Water Purity

Township will replace any lead service lines discovered during process

BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- Bloomfield Township is continuing major improvements to its water flow distri...

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Posted on: September 9, 2019

BPD Accreditation Assessment Team Invites Public Comment

(Bloomfield / Essex County, NJ) A team of assessors from the New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police (NJSACOP) will arrive on Sunday, September 15, 2019, to examine all aspects of the Bloomfield Police Department’s policies and procedures, manage...

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Posted on: September 6, 2019

Bloomfield Police Conducting ‘Cops in Crosswalks’ Operation to Crack Down on Unsafe Driving

Bloomfield Police Conducting ‘Cops in Crosswalks’ Operation to Crack Down on Unsafe Driving

BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- During the month of September, the Bloomfield Police Department will be cracking down on drivers who do not stop for pedestria...

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Posted on: September 4, 2019

Berkeley Ave. Curb and Road Repair Project to Begin September 9

Berkeley Ave. Curb and Road Repair Project to Begin September 9

Detour signs will be posted, and Police Officers will be on scene to assist with traffic during 6-7 week project

BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- Beginning Monday, September 9, contractors will be making repa...

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Posted on: August 23, 2019

Bloomfield Fire Department Three Year Strategic Plan Preliminary Meeting Wed, August 28, 6:30pm

Bloomfield Fire Department Three Year Strategic Plan Preliminary Meeting

Wednesday, August 28, 6:30pm

Mayor's Conference Room, Room 205, Law Enforcement Building 1 Municipal Plaza Room 205. Bloomfield, NJ 07003

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Posted on: August 20, 2019

Bloomfield Residents Attend Forum on Lead Exposure Prevention

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Bloomfield Residents Attend Forum on Lead Exposure Prevention

BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- Mayor Michael Venezia and the Township Council held a public forum last night in the Civic Center to discuss the findings of recent lead tests in Bloomfield’s water c...

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Posted on: August 20, 2019

Recycle Coach for Mobile Phones Helps Bloomfield Residents Stay Organized with Curbside Collections

Recycle Coach for Mobile and Android Phones Helps Bloomfield Residents Stay Organized with Curbside Collections and More

BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- The Township of Bloomfield has partnered with the Recycle Coach App to help residents reduce their ...

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Posted on: August 16, 2019

Lead Filter Tests Confirm Township-Issued Filters are Functioning Properly, Reducing Lead Levels as

Lead Filter Tests Confirm Township-Issued Filters are Functioning Properly, Reducing Lead Levels as Expected

BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- Over the past year, the Bloomfield Health Department has been distributing PUR water filters to approximately 3,000 residents. Af...

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Posted on: August 16, 2019

Mayor Michael Venezia and Town Council will Hold Public Forum on Lead Exposure Prevention

BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- Mayor Michael Venezia and the Township Council will be holding a Public Forum on Monday, August 19 at 6:00pm in the Civic Center at 84 Broad St. to discuss the findings of recent lead tests in Bloomfield’s water connection syst...

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Posted on: August 11, 2019

Township of Bloomfield Will Test Filters Distributed to Residents to Ensure Safe Drinking Water

BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- Following the announcement by City of Newark officials yesterday that some water filters given to residents to reduce lead levels may not be functioning properly, the Township of Bloomfield is announcing that it will immediately begin a ...

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Posted on: August 8, 2019

Backpacks for Life

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The Township of Bloomfield is partnering with Backpacks For Life starting tomorrow until September 11th to collect donations for our veterans. Backpacks for life is a 501(c)(3) organization that provides a unique and personalized support system to homeles...

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Posted on: August 2, 2019

Bloomfield Recreation to Hold Four Free Classic Car Shows on Wednesday Nights in August

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- The Bloomfield Parks, Recreation & Cultural Affairs Department will be holding four free classic car shows on Wednesday nights at Universal Technical Institute, 1515 Broad St between 6:00 and 9:00pm in August.

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Posted on: July 25, 2019

Township Council Interested in Launching Mural Arts Program for Public Space

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- At Monday night’s Bloomfield Township Council, public art advocate Ralph Andre delivered a presentation about potentially bringing the successful Jersey City Mural Arts Program to Bloomfield.

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Posted on: July 23, 2019

Clarification of Resolution Authorizing the Execution of an Energy Consulting Services Agreement

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Regarding the Township Council's adoption of a resolution Authorizing the Execution of an Energy Consulting Services Agreement with EP&G: this agreement applies to buildings owned and operated by the Township of Bloomfield. This does not affect homeow...

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Posted on: July 23, 2019

Planning and Zoning Board Meetings

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Due to ongoing construction of the council chambers, the Planning and Zoning Board meetings scheduled for August 6th and August 15th will be held at the Civic Center.

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Posted on: July 17, 2019

Cooling Center to Be Open in Bloomfield During Weekend Heat Wave

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ – Mayor Michael Venezia has announced the planned opening of a cooling center in town this weekend to help residents stay cool during the anticipated heat wave. On Saturday and Sunday, the Civic Center at 84 Broad St. will be open ...

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Posted on: July 17, 2019

Mayor Venezia's Back to School Party will Give Away Book Bags to Pre-K through 6th Grade Students

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- On Saturday, August 25, Bloomfield Mayor Michael Venezia and the Bloomfield Township Council will host their 3rd Annual Back to School Party and book bag giveaway. The afternoon will feature food, games, a DJ playing music, and a book ba...

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Posted on: July 12, 2019

Bloomfield Health Department Staff Continues Summer Canvassing Throughout Town

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- In an effort to better address rodent control issues throughout town, the Bloomfield Health Department has been canvassing neighborhoods, performing an environmental assessment and investigating rodent control. These include pos...

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Posted on: July 8, 2019

Tonight's Council Meeting Will Be Streamed Live on Facebook

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Exciting news: tonight's Bloomfield Council meeting will be livestreamed on the Township of Bloomfield Facebook. 

Link to our page: https://www.facebook.com/bloomfieldtwpnj/

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Posted on: June 28, 2019

Farrand St and Ward St Closed Monday to Through Traffic as Parking Garage Construction Progresses

BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- The construction of the second Bloomfield Parking Garage which began in April is will continue on Monday, July 1. Through traffic will be closed to Washington Street between Lackawanna Pl. and Farrand St. and closed to Ward St. Left turn...

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Posted on: June 25, 2019

Bloomfield Health Department Offering Free Lead Testing of Household Items

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- In addition to providing free lead testing kits and PUR water filters to all residents upon request, the Bloomfield Department of Health & Human Services is offering Complimentary Lead Testing of Common Household Items and S...

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Posted on: June 25, 2019

Demolition of Former Getty Gas Station Begins Today

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BLOOMFIELD, Nj -- As part of the Township of Bloomfield's plan to create a Township-owned water pumping station, demolition of the old Getty Station at West/East Passaic Ave. began today. Gas lines have already been removed. 

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Posted on: June 24, 2019

Health Screenings & Literacy

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The Center of Excellence for Latino Health at Clara Maass Medica Center, the Bloomfield Health Department, and the Bloomfield Public Library Presents Health Screenings and Literacy.The events will take place on Tuesdays at 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM. For more inf...

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Posted on: June 24, 2019

Tonight's Council Meeting at 7:00 pm Moved to Civic Center

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- Due to ongoing renovations in the Council Chambers, tonight's regularly scheduled Bloomfield Township Council Regular meeting has been moved to the Civic Center, located at 84 Broad St. It will begin at 7:00 PM. The next Council Regular ...

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Posted on: June 21, 2019

Bloomfield Recreation's Summer of Fun Offers Outdoor Concerts, Movies, and More Family Fun!

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- The Bloomfield Parks Recreation & Cultural Affairs Department is excited to release their 2019 Summer of Fun Event Listing! Their department has a wide variety of fun-filled family events throughout the summer months that everyone wi...

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Posted on: June 19, 2019

Town-Wide Revaluations Underway and On Schedule

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- The property revaluations taking place in Bloomfield, which began this spring, are well underway, and without incident.

“Approximately 20% of the over 13,000 properties in town have been inspected, which puts us on sche...

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Posted on: June 18, 2019

Veggie Truck Event Cancelled Due to Weather

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This afternoon's Veggie Truck event has been cancelled due to the poor weather. However, we still have many events to look forward to. 

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Posted on: June 18, 2019

Bloomfield Enters Exciting Partnership with Main Street New Jersey Program

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ — The New Jersey Department of Community Affairs (DCA) has recognized the Township of Bloomfield, and specifically Bloomfield Center, as a booming downtown commercial district, and has welcomed Bloomfield into an agreement with the DCA and ...

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Posted on: June 17, 2019

Shuttle Bus Expands Service Effective Monday in Anticipation of NJ Transit, Amtrak Schedule Change

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- To accommodate Bloomfield commuters, the Bloomfield Department of Parks, Recreation & Cultural Affairs is adjusting and expanding their shuttle bus service, which nearly one hundred residents rely upon each day.

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Posted on: June 17, 2019

Bloomfield Shows Off Its Robust Dining Scene in 1st Ever Food Tour This Saturday

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ — The 1st ever Food Tour presented by the Bloomfield Center Alliance is launching this summer on Saturday, June 22, from 2:00-5:00pm.

This food-filled trek through Bloomfield Center’s business district will include a guided experience with s...

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Posted on: June 14, 2019

Bloomfield Celebrates Pride Month with Beautiful Banners, and PrideFest Tomorrow at Brookside Park

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- In honor of Pride Month, Bloomfield Pride, Bloomfield’s LGBTQ+ Community Group, in collaboration with the Township of Bloomfield has hung banners reading “Celebrate Diversity: Celebrate Pride” with a Bloomfield logo throughout the town. ...

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Posted on: June 14, 2019

Bloomfield Fire Personnel Receive Comprehensive Health Screenings and Education Materials

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 BLOOMFIELD, NJ — The Bloomfield Fire Department is taking measures to ensure its personnel are healthy and prepared to remain on the job for many years to come. This year, the Fire Department is participating in the International Assoc...

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Posted on: June 12, 2019

Tips to Prevent Theft from Vehicles

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TIPS TO PREVENT THEFT:

1. Whenever you park your car, take your property with you, including key fobs.

2. Ensure your vehicle is locked, alarmed, and parked in a secure, well lit location.

3. Always keep windows closed when unoccupied.

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Posted on: June 10, 2019

Veggie Truck Events

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The City Green Veggie Mobile is back! Enjoy fresh fruits and vegetables every other  Tuesday in the Bloomfield Public Library courtyard—90 Broad St., Bloomfield, NJ 07003 

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Posted on: June 5, 2019

Public Notice: Planning & Zoning Board Meeting Change

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PUBLIC NOTICE

PLANNING & ZONING BOARDS OF THE TOWNSHIP OF BLOOMFIELD

Please take notice that the Council Chambers of the Municipal Building located at 1 Municipal Plaza, 2nd floor, Bloomfield NJ will be under construction starting June 10, 2019 and endi...

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Posted on: June 3, 2019

Important Voter Information: Three Polling Sites Have Changed for Primary Election

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Please be advised that three polling sites have changed for the primary election on Tuesday, June 4th.  Voters have already been notified by postcard sent from the Board of Elections, the front of their ballot which was received two weeks ago, an...

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Posted on: May 30, 2019

Re-post: 2017 Bloomfield Community Health Survey Results Announced

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- The Bloomfield Department of Health and Human Services has announced the results of the 2017 Community Health Assessment — a comprehensive data-driven report on the behaviors, needs and concerns of the township’s 48,0...

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Posted on: May 30, 2019

Bloomfield Township Council Takes Big Step Toward Modernizing Infrastructure

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- During last Monday night’s meeting, the Bloomfield Mayor and Council voted to move forward with a project to completely modernize the Township’s water meter reading structure. The Council unanimously voted to undergo ...

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Posted on: May 28, 2019

Additional Streets Added to Next Round of Paving

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- Two additional streets, State Street and Hyde Road, will be added to the next round of paving that is scheduled for Monday, June 3rd. Residents of this area will by notified between now and Wednesday. 

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Posted on: May 28, 2019

Northern New Jersey Victorian Society Commemorates Restoration of the Historic Theodore Ward House

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- Last Wednesday, the Northern New Jersey Chapter of the Victorian Society of America gave their annual Historic Preservation award to homeowners Lou and Cynthia Madarakas for their years-long painstaking restoration of 41 Park Place, the ...

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Posted on: May 24, 2019

Parkway 145 - Montgomery Street Work Zone Shift into Stage 2

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On Tuesday, May 28, the Montgomery Street work zone is changing from the north side to the south side of the bridge. The traffic change will be made during normal daytime hours on Tuesday. During this work zone change, the contractor will be moving concre...

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Posted on: May 23, 2019

Bloomfield Animal Shelter Gets State-of-the-Art Transportation Vehicle

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- The Bloomfield Animal Shelter and Animal Control Division have obtained a new state-of-the-art vehicle for responding to calls. Using general funds from the Division of Public Safety's budget, the department purchased a brand new 2019 Fo...

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Posted on: May 23, 2019

HSOB Presents Diners of Essex County

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Diners of Essex County

Presented by NJ author Michael C. Gabriele

Tuesday, May 28, 2019 @ 7:30 PM

Bloomfield Civic Center, 84 Broad Street, Bloomfield, NJ

FREE & open to the public/ Author's books will be available for purchase

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Posted on: May 21, 2019

Bloomfield Kicks Off Summer of Fun with Memorial Day Parade

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- The Bloomfield Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department is kicking off the Summer of Fun with the Memorial Day parade this Monday, May 27. The parade will march south on Broad Street to the reviewing stand on the Town Green in f...

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Posted on: May 20, 2019

Bloomfield Police Present Free 'Hooked on Fishing, Not on Drugs' Event

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- The Bloomfield Police Department will continue its lineup of child-friendly activities in the community on Saturday, June 8th with a free fishing event for kids. The “Hooked on Fishing, Not on Drugs,” event will take ...

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Posted on: May 20, 2019

Bloomfield Health Department to Sponsor Blood Drive on May 28

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The Bloomfield Department of Health and Human Services, in conjunction with Vitalant (formerly Community Blood Services), will host a blood drive from 2:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, May 28, at the Bloomfield Public Library located at 90 Broad St. Free p...

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Posted on: May 17, 2019

Bloomfield Parking Utility Installs New Pay Stations

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- The Bloomfield Parking Utility has completed the installation of new parking pay stations and removed all parking meters in Bloomfield Center. The pay stations will allow parkers to pay 25 cents per 15 minutes of parking by credit or deb...

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Posted on: May 16, 2019

25 Bloomfield Police Officers Recieve Recognition at Award Ceremony

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Police officers were honored at a ceremony yesterday in the Bloomfield TownshipCouncil Chambers attended by friends and family, Mayor Michael Venezia, other
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Posted on: May 17, 2019

DON'T MISS MONDAY'S EPISODE OF HEALTH BEAT

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Don’t miss Monday’s episode of Health Beat, the Bloomfield Health Department’s award-winning radio show! Our special guest will be Will Yarzab, who oversees the Street Smart NJ pedestrian safety campaign for the North Jersey Transportation Planning Author...

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Posted on: May 16, 2019

FAREWELL FOR THE SUMMER

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BLOOMFIELD - The Bloomfield Youth Band,
led by Founding Director Patrick Burns, will conclude its 33rd Concert Seasonon Saturday, June 8 at 8 PM in Bloomfield Middle School. The Middle School is
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Posted on: May 13, 2019

Big Truck Day and Recycling Event Scheduled for Saturday Morning

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- Bloomfield’s annual Big Truck and Electronics Recycling Day is taking place this Saturday, May 18 from 9:00am-12:00pm at 1350 Broad Street, in the parking lot across from Brookdale Baptist Church. While kids are admiring Bloomf...

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Posted on: May 10, 2019

Bloomfield's Senior Citizen Prom Draws 160, Including Senator Menendez

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- On Friday afternoon, over 160 local senior citizens came to the Knights of Columbus building on State Street to enjoy great food, and dancing at the Township’s annual “prom” event. The festivities were organ...

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Posted on: May 9, 2019

Town Paints Event Happening on the Town Green This Saturday

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- Town Paints, the annual Bloomfield art exhibition for local artists of all media, ages and skill levels, will take place this Saturday on the Historic Town Green, 84 Broad Street, from 10:00am-1:30pm. At the end of the event, all artists...

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Posted on: May 6, 2019

NJ Transit Announces Schedule Changes for the Summer Months; Here’s How Bloomfield Commuters Will Be

BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- NJ Transit has announced repair work for the summer that will divert Bloomfield commuters’ routes temporarily, with the goal of totally renewing two tracks in New York Penn Station (NYPS). The repair work, which will b...

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Posted on: May 1, 2019

Newark to Begin Corrosion Control Treatment to Address Lead in Bloomfield’s Water System

 BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- On Tuesday,
May 7, the City of Newark will implement new water treatment operations at theValley Road Treatment Plant in Montclair. This represents a major commitment
and capital infrastructure investment by the Ci...

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Posted on: May 1, 2019

Bloomfield Residents Invited to Workout with the Mayor this Saturday at Foley Field

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- In an effort to promote public health, and utilize the great open space that exists in Bloomfield, Mayor Michael Venezia has organized a public workout free and open to the public. The free workout will take place Saturday at 2:00pm at F...

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Posted on: April 25, 2019

Residents Invited to Anonymously Drop off Prescription Drugs on National Take Back Day this Saturday

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- The
Bloomfield Police Department is encouraging residents to drop off prescriptiondrugs at police headquarters on Saturday as part of National Take Back Day. A
bin is located inside 1 Municipal Plaza where residents can anon...

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Posted on: April 23, 2019

Bloomfield Police Department Joins ‘Neighbors’ by Ring to Provide Users with Real-Time, Local Crime

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Bloomfield, NJ – The Bloomfield Police Department today announced that it is joining the free Neighbors app by Ring to provide the Bloomfield/Essex County community with real-time, local crime and safety information. The Neighbors netwo...

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Posted on: April 22, 2019

Bloomfield Paper Shredding Event Scheduled for Saturday April 27

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- The Township of Bloomfield and the Bloomfield Department of Public Works and Parks are hosting their first paper shredding day of the year on Saturday, April 27 from 9:00am - noon at the Board of Education Parking lot, 155 Broad St. (acr...

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Posted on: April 8, 2019

Bloomfield Celebrates Local Government Week with Town Hall Display and Beautification Project

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- Bloomfield is joining the New Jersey League of Municipalities and numerous towns in celebrating Local Government Week. 

Because local government is the
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Posted on: April 8, 2019

Bloomfield’s 5th Annual Citizen Police Academy Graduates 41 Civilians from Greater Bloomfield Area

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- The
Bloomfield Police Department concluded its 5th annual Citizen Police Academy on Tuesday with a special reception and ceremony to thank the participating officers and civilians. What began as a Bloomfield program has now exp...

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Posted on: April 8, 2019

Business Owners, Entrepreneurs Gather for Women’s History Month!

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On Monday, April 1st, the Bloomfield Center Alliance (BCA) organized and co-hosted a networking reception for women business owners, managers, and entrepreneurs in honor of Women’s History Month. The affair, held at the Eastern School of Acupunc...

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Posted on: April 4, 2019

Bloomfield Sock Giveaway to Distribute to Homeless Shelters & Faith Based Community Organizations

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ --
Bloomfield’s Health and Human Services is hosting its second major sockgiveaway on Wednesday, April 10 at 11:00am at the New Light Baptist Church in
collaboration with Neighbor to Neighbor Network (NTNN) Knock Knock Give a S...

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Posted on: April 3, 2019

PSEG Roadwork to Resume Today on Several One Block Streets; Small Sections of Larger Roads

BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- PSEG’s road
improvements in Bloomfield, which began last summer, will continue, beginningtoday, and lasting through at least the end of next week. 

Repair work for this project includes milling and paving. M...

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Posted on: April 2, 2019

PSEG Roadwork to Resume Tomorrow on Several One Block Streets; Small Sections of Larger Roads

PSEG’s road improvements in
Bloomfield, which began last summer will continue this week, beginningtomorrow, and lasting through at least the end of next week.

Repair work for this project
includes milling and paving. Milling involves removing...

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Posted on: April 2, 2019

Bloomfield Installs Nine New Smart Pay Stations

BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- The
Township of Bloomfield is moving forward with installing addition smart payparking stations downtown in the coming weeks. This will bring the total number
of pay stations up to 14 in the downtown area. These machines are supplied...

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Posted on: March 29, 2019

Fifth Community Meeting Added for Residents to Learn About Town-Wide Revalulations

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- As
previously announced last month, the Township of Bloomfield will be conductinga property revaluation in 2019 after being ordered to do so by the Essex County
Board of Taxation. The purpose of the revaluation is to ensure ...

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Posted on: March 29, 2019

Construction of Farrand Street Garage to Begin Next Week

BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- The
construction of the second Bloomfield Parking Garage is set to begin in earlyApril. The project, Lackawanna Station, will bring 174 new residential units
and a new parking garage which will create 314 total parking spaces. In ord...

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Posted on: March 26, 2019

Bloomfield Fire Department Honored with Patriotic Employer Award

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ — During
last night’s Township Council meeting, Fire Chief Louis Venezia was presentedwith the Patriotic Employer award by a representative of the United States
Department of Defense for the Bloomfield Fire Departmen...

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Posted on: March 26, 2019

Bloomfield Police Capture Repeat Package Thief

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- An arrest
has been made in the investigation of two separate package thefts. In bothinstances, the suspect stole packages from the victims’ porches, first in
February, and then last week. The total amount of procee...

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Posted on: March 20, 2019

Bloomfield Mayor Expresses Support for Marijuana Legalization

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- While
lawmakers in Trenton have been deliberating the fine details of a bill tolegalize recreational marijuana in the Garden State for several months,
Bloomfield Mayor Michael Venezia is expressing strong support for legaliz...

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Posted on: March 20, 2019

First Town-wide Property Revaluation Community Meeting This Saturday at 10:00am

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- As
previously announced last month, the Township of Bloomfield will be conductinga property revaluation in 2019 after being ordered to do so by the Essex County
Board of Taxation. The purpose of the revaluation is to ensure ...

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Posted on: March 15, 2019

Township of Bloomfield Breaks Ground on Lion Gate Municipal Complex

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ-- The Township of Bloomfield held its Groundbreaking Ceremony for the upcoming Lion Gate Municipal Complex project this morning, with distinguished guests from New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection and county, state and local el...

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Posted on: March 12, 2019

Bloomfield Celebrates Women’s History Month Throughout March

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- In honor of Women’s
History Month, the Bloomfield Mayor and Township Council are partnering with thebusinesses of the Bloomfield Center Alliance, Parks, Recreation and Cultural
Affairs, and the Bloomfield Library t...

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Posted on: March 12, 2019

Bloomfield Fire Department Hosts FireFighter Functional Fitness Seminar

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Bloomfield FireFighters have been trained by industry experts in the area of functional fitness over the last few days. The course took place at Bloomfield Fire Headquarters and involved both classroom and hands on training.

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Posted on: March 11, 2019

Groundbreaking Ceremony for Lion Gate Municipal Complex To Be Held This Friday

BLOOMFIELD, NJ--The Township of
Bloomfield will host a Groundbreaking Ceremony for the upcoming Lion GateMunicipal Complex this Friday, March 15 from 10:00-11:00am at 8 Lion Gate
Drive, Bloomfield. 
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Posted on: March 7, 2019

Bloomfield Fire Department Now Providing Enhanced Services Responding to Medical Emergencies

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Since
January 1, Bloomfield Firefighters have been joining EMS teams as firstresponders to the scene of medical emergencies called into 911. Bloomfield Fire
Chief Louis Venezia introduced the initiative as a way to ...

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Posted on: March 4, 2019

Bloomfield to hold Community Meetings this Month on Upcoming Town-wide Tax Revaluation

BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- The
Township of Bloomfield will be conducting a property revaluation in 2019 asordered by the Essex County Board of Taxation. The purpose of the program is to
ensure that all residential and commercial properties are fairly ...

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Posted on: March 1, 2019

Bloomfield Public Library Now Offers Homebound Delivery for Seniors

BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- Senior
Citizens and those who have trouble leaving their homes will now be able tohave library resources delivered to them, free of charge, through Homebound
Delivery, a new service provided through a partnership with the Bl...

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Posted on: February 28, 2019

Three Bloomfield Police Lieutenants Promoted to Captain

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- Three long-tenured Bloomfield Police Lieutenants were promoted to the rank of Captain Tuesday night at a ceremony where they were joined by their families and dozens of Bloomfield Police personnel. New Captains Anthony Sisco, Ge...

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Posted on: February 27, 2019

Bloomfield Fire Department Receives $3K Grant for Fire Prevention and Community Education

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ — The Bloomfield
Fire Department has received a $3,010 fire prevention grant from FM Global, oneof the world’s largest commercial property insurers. The award will be used to
assist with fire prevention activities to...

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Posted on: February 26, 2019

Mayor & Director of Public Safety Issue Statement on White Nationalist Flyers Found Downtown

BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- On Friday, several Bloomfield
residents reported seeing flyers for a White nationalist group called NewJersey European Heritage Association (NJEHA) downtown. Mayor Michael Venezia
and Director of Public Safety Samuel DeMaio have issu...

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Posted on: February 25, 2019

Bloomfield Police Department to Swear in Three Captains at Promotion Ceremony

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ - The
Bloomfield Police Department will host a promotion ceremony this Tuesday,February 26th, from 5:00 - 6:00pm at Township Council Chambers, 1 Municipal
Plaza. During this event, Lieutenants Anthony Sisco, George Ricci and PatsySpat...

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Posted on: February 22, 2019

Mayor Venezia, Township Officials to Host a Community Meeting on Lead Prevention Monday at 6:00pm

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ --
In an ongoing effort to educate residents about the possible build up of lead inold homes, and ways to reduce exposure, Bloomfield Mayor Michael Venezia and
the Township Council are hosting a Community Public Forum on Monday, Februar...

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Posted on: February 4, 2019

TriEagle Energy Aggregation Program Being Phased Out this Month

BLOOMFIELD, NJ --
Bloomfield residents who have been purchasing their electricity from thirdparty energy provider TriEagle through the Township of Bloomfield’s Government
Energy Aggregation (GEA) program will be automatically returned to the...

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Posted on: January 30, 2019

Greener Bloomfield Awarded $10,000 Grant to Fund Composting and Food Waste Initiative

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Greener Bloomfield has been awarded a $10,000
grant by Sustainable Jersey to carry out a project entitled "Township ofBloomfield Composting and Food Waste Diversion Initiative." This grant was
funded by the PSEG Foundation, ...

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Posted on: January 25, 2019

Third Season of Health Beat Radio Show to Air Monday

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BLOOMFIELD,
NJ – Health Beat, the Bloomfield Department of Health andHuman Services’ radio show, will enter its third season on Monday, January 28,
featuring an interview with yoga and mindfulness instructor Brendan Gibbons.

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Posted on: January 24, 2019

Bloomfield Federation of Music Receives Grant from Investors Bank to Support 2019 Musical Programs

BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- The
Bloomfield Federation of Music turns 75 this year, and intends to ramp up itspublic concerts for the milestone. This year, the Federation has secured
funding from Investors Bank, via the Bloomfield Department of Parks, Recreation...

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Posted on: January 24, 2019

Fifth Annual Bloomfield Citizen Police Academy Begins Soon; Residents Must Apply by Friday

BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- The
highly successful, free yearly Bloomfield Citizen Police Academy will beginTuesday, February 5, and residents are encouraged to apply by this Friday,
January 25.

The Citizen Police Academy wascreated after Director of Public Saf...

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Posted on: January 20, 2019

Post Storm Notification

Bloomfield, NJ -Now that the storm has passed, we ask anyone parked in a school or township parking lot to please move all vehicles by 12 noon on Monday.  Any cars left in school or township parking lots will be ticketed and towed.  Garb...

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Posted on: January 19, 2019

Saturday Pre-Storm Notification

Bloomfield, NJ- This is the Township of Bloomfield.  A Winter Storm Warning is in effect through Sunday afternoon. Snow and Ice are expected during this period. The streets will be very hazardous.  So we can better clear and tre...

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Posted on: January 18, 2019

Day of Service to Honor Dr. Martin Luther Kings Legacy with Massive Food Drive, Hygiene Kit Giveaway

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- The Bloomfield Martin Luther King Day of Service Committee has
been carrying out good works in the civil rights hero’s name for the past fiveyears, particularly gathering food supplies for residents in need, and painting
mu...

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Posted on: January 16, 2019

Turnpike Authority to Conduct Community Outreach Today and Tomorrow for Montgomery Street

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- As the start date for the upcoming Montgomery Street bridge repair work approaches, representatives from the New Jersey Turnpike Authority will be conducting in-person outreach to share information about the project today and tomorrow. I...

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Posted on: January 15, 2019

2018 Holiday Window Competition Winners Announced!

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The Bloomfield Center Alliance (BCA) recently announced the winners of its third annual Holiday Window Design ContestThe competition gives local businesses the opportunity to participate in a friendly competition and dress up their windows, col...

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Posted on: January 15, 2019

Jury Supports Appellate Court Ruling in Bloomfields Favor on Lackawanna Train Station Property Value

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- For almost seven years, the Township of Bloomfield has been in
litigation over the .62 acre plot of land abutting the NJ Transit Station alongLackawanna Place. The former owner has repeatedly demanded more money that
experts and judi...

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Posted on: January 10, 2019

Bloomfield Public Library Adopts Three-Year Strategic Plan; Announces New Foundation

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BLOOMFIELD,
NJ
-- The Bloomfield Library Board of Trustees approved a three-yearstrategic plan last night, which will lay the foundation for the BPL’s future
programming. The strategic plan was based on suggestions from members of thepubli...

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Posted on: January 10, 2019

2018 Bloomfield Crime Statistics Show Crime Way Down

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- The
Bloomfield Police Department saw a significant decrease in both violent andnonviolent crimes in 2018, continuing a positive multi-year trend that shows
enforcement and awareness campaigns are working as intended.

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Posted on: January 8, 2019

Bloomfield Fire Department Begins Four Day Training Seminar

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- 45 members of the Bloomfield Fire Department, including all Captains and Chief Officers, will be participating in a leadership and team building workshop this week. The course, which began today, is by Frank Viscuso, retired Deputy Chief...

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Posted on: January 7, 2019

Bloomfield Police Capture Package Thief and Accomplice

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- A
Belleville woman and a Kearny man have been charged with theft of property forstealing a package from a Newark Avenue porch on Saturday, December 29. The
Bloomfield Police Department cites cooperation from neighbors and theBellev...

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Posted on: December 27, 2018

Bloomfield Police Department’s Annual Holiday Toy Drive Brings Smiles to Hundreds of Children

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- Over
300 Bloomfield children from 125 families came to the Bloomfield MunicipalCourtroom last Thursday to participate in one of the Police Department’s
long-standing traditions, a holiday toy drive. Each of the children rec...

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Posted on: December 26, 2018

Montgomery Street Bridge Repairs

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The New Jersey Turnpike Authority is closing the Montgomery Street bridge for repairs beginning later this month and continuing until November, as part of its extensive repair work around the Garden State Parkway between mile 144 and 152. 

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Posted on: December 26, 2018

DWI Checkpoint in Place December 29-30

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ - The Bloomfield Police
Department will be conducting a DWI Sobriety Checkpoint on Bloomfield Ave.beginning in the late evening on Saturday, December 29, lasting until the following
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Posted on: December 19, 2018

Man Who Burglarized Same House Three Times this Year Arrested

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- A man
has been arrested and confessed to burglarizing the same Harrison St. housethree times this year. 

The suspect, 53-year-old Daniel
Jones, of Bloomfield, was trespassing on the Harrison Street residence Mondaymorning, ...

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Posted on: December 13, 2018

Bloomfield Township Hosts Economic Development Meeting with Watsessing Ave Station Area Businesses

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- Bloomfield Township held a meeting last night in the Council Chambers for Watsessing area business owners to discuss efforts to revitalize the area. The meeting was coordinated by the NJ Chapter of the American Planning Associat...

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Posted on: December 13, 2018

DWI Sobriety Checkpoints in Effect Week of New Year

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ- The Bloomfield Police Department will
be conducting a DWI Sobriety Checkpoint on Bloomfield Ave on December 29, 2018in response to statistics demonstrating a disproportionate number of impaired
driving incidents in the area.

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Posted on: December 10, 2018

Greener Bloomfield Awarded $10,000 Grant to Fund Composting and Food Waste Initiative

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Greener Bloomfield has been awarded a $10,000 grant by Sustainable Jersey to carry out a project
entitled "Township of Bloomfield Composting and Food Waste DiversionInitiative." This grant was funded by the...

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Posted on: December 5, 2018

Essex County’s “Night of Conversation” Will Promote Family Discussions Regarding Substance Abuse

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BLOOMFIELD — Essex County’s
second annual “Night of Conversation,” a free family event designed to promoteopen and honest discussions about substance abuse, will be held at 7:00pm
Tuesday, December 11, at Bloomfield Middle School, 60 Huck Road.&nb...

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Posted on: December 4, 2018

New Township Website Meeting and Presentation December 12, 2018

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- At the November 19 Bloomfield Township Council meeting, Information Technology Director Jean-Guy Lauture unveiled a significantly upgraded township website that members of the public will find more accessible and aesthetically pleasing. ...

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Posted on: December 3, 2018

Bloomfield Police Raise Money for Charity During No Shave November

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- Members of the Bloomfield
Police Department participated in No Shave November last month, and donated$1,320 to Stand up to Cancer, last Wednesday, two days before shaving. 

No Shave November is a month-long journey during whic...

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Posted on: November 30, 2018

Bloomfield Tree Lighting to Take Place Monday

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- The Township of Bloomfield will host its annual Tree Lighting event this Monday, December
3rd at 6:30 pm
at Town Hall, 1 Municipal Plaza. This will be the first tree lighting featuring newly planted Colorado Blue Spruce trees, ...

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Posted on: November 27, 2018

New Street Signs Purchased for Downtown Bloomfield

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- 720 new
street signs will be installed in Downtown Bloomfield over the next month. Thesigns will go up from the South end of town to Bay Ave. The vendor, Dan Swayze
and Sons, Inc., of Scotch Plains, printed and will install these sig...

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Posted on: November 26, 2018

Bloomfield Police Department Fully Equipped with Body Cameras

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- The
Bloomfield Police Department has used part of its capital budget to purchaseenough body cameras for every Police Officer in uniform. Over 100 Data911 BX2
body cameras were purchased for the department so officers will no longer h...

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Posted on: November 26, 2018

Money Magazine Names Bloomfield, NJ Best Place in America for Sports Fans to Retire Right Now

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- Money Magazine recently
published it’s “8 Best Places to Retire in the U.S. Right Now” and namedBloomfield the Best place for Sports Fans to retire in. A number of factors
went into their methodology, in...

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Posted on: November 21, 2018

PUR lead Filters Available to Residents for Free at the Health Department

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- To
address existing concerns about lead build up in home faucets and plumbingfixtures, the Township of Bloomfield has purchased hundreds of PUR water
filters intended for Bloomfield households. The filters have been ordered andwill...

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Posted on: November 19, 2018

Local Boy Scout Troop 22 Partners with Recreation Department, DPW to Beautify Morris Canal Greenway

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- Local Boy Scout Troop 22 was hard at work last week making improvements to the triangular plot of land at the intersection of John F. Kennedy Drive and Liberty Street, a popular destination on the Morris Canal Greenway.

The proje...

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Posted on: November 19, 2018

Bloomfield Installs “Click to Walk” Tech to Promote Physical Activity

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The Bloomfield Department of Health and Human Services, in partnership with New Jersey Bike and Walk Coalition (NJBWC), will be installing “job clocks” on Saturday, Nov. 17, in anticipation of the January 15 launch of the “Mi...

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Posted on: November 19, 2018

Bloomfield Police, Fire, EMS Upgrade to State of the Art Radio and Communications Systems

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- The
entire Bloomfield Police and Fire Departments, and emergency medical servicesare now equipped with state of the art radios and a system interface that can
hold up in the event of an unexpected radio blackout. 

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Posted on: August 1, 2018

Bloomfield Police Officers to Patrol Downtown Area Every Saturday on Foot

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Last Saturday, the Bloomfield Police Department began a new patrol initiative in the downtown center area to keep residents safe and merchants comfortable.

The new downtown patrol program will take place every Saturday afternoon. From 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., a ...

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Posted on: August 1, 2018

Tree Maintenance Work to Be Performed on West Passaic Ave Wednesday through Friday

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Beginning Wednesday, PSE&G will be conducting a tree pruning project in Bloomfield that will take place outside of residential and retail properties along West Passaic Ave. These measures will keep the Township’s properties in compliance wit...

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Posted on: August 1, 2018

Cars Must Be Moved from Farrand Street Lot by Monday, September 17

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As construction of a new mixed-use development begins at the abandoned Farrand Street property, residents are being asked to relocate their vehicles to the Glenwood Parking Garage and other surrounding lots. The last day cars can park at the Farrand Stree...

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