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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
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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
day, in response to statistics demonstrating ...

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Posted on: December 19, 2018

Man Who Burglarized Same House Three Times this Year Arrested

Daniel Jones

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

New Street Signs

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

Best Place to Retire for Sports Fans

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

PUR Filters

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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