Government

Bloomfield Mayor Michael Venezia elected to Executive Board of NJ League of Municipalities

TRENTON, NJ - Bloomfield Mayor Michael Venezia was elected to the executive board of the New Jersey League of Municipalities on Thursday November 16. The NJLM represents New Jersey's 565 municipalities. 

The NJLM represents the interest and needs of New Jersey's local elected officials to county, state, and federal governments.

Honorable James L. Cassella of East Rutherford was elected President of the New Jersey State League of Municipalities. Mayor Colleen Mahr of Fanwood was elected to the position of First Vice President, and Mayors James S. Perry, Sr., and Janice Kovach of Clinton Town serve as Second and Third Vice Presidents, respectively.

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The Executive Board consists of 20 mayors from across the state. Other mayors serving on the executive board include Steven Fulop of Jersey City and Ras Baraka of Newark. Members of the board were elected by their fellow mayors. 

Related story: Bloomfield recognized by NJ League of Municipalities for Innovation in Governance

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Fri, December 15, 7:00 PM

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Live Nativity at Bloomfield Church on the Green

Religions And Spirituality

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Sat, December 16, 12:00 PM

Montville Animal Shelter, Montville

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Sat, December 16, 8:00 PM

Outpost in the Burbs at the Guild Room, First Congregational Church, Montclair

Outpost in the Burbs presents Laura Cantrell

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Sun, December 17, 1:30 PM

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Bloomfield Police Department Blotter November 27 - December 3, 2017

December 6, 2017

BLOOMFIELD, NJ - The following police blotter has been issued by Lt. Anthony Sisco of the Bloomfield Police Department.

Shoplifting:

11/27/17- Kareem, Higgs Age 19 of Bloomfield, NJ- Officers responded to 357 Broad Street Quick Check on a report of a male party that left the store without paying for merchandise. The suspect was described to be a heavy set black male with a white ...

Essex County Passes Resolution Proposed by Freeholder Toro of Bloomfield To Encourage Vendors To Hire Locally

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NEWARK, NJ – During an Essex County Board of Chosen Freeholders Board meeting at Maplewood Town Hall  the Essex County Board of Chosen Freeholders passed a Resolution “Establishing The County Of Essex Aspirational Goal Initiative To Increase The Participation Of A Diverse And Qualified Essex County Workforce In County Projects.”

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