Police & Fire

Overnight Exxon Gas Station Robbery on Bloomfield Avenue

BLOOMFIELD, NJ - Bloomfield Police confirm reports of an overnight armed robbery of the Exxon gas station at 491 Bloomfield Avenue. The station is near the area where the Garden State Parkway crosses over Bloomfield Avenue. 

According to reports from the police department, the suspect entered the store to make a purchase, then pulled a black handgun from his waistband after making his way behind the counter. The suspect fled with money from the register then entered the passenger side of a red Oldsmobile. The vehicle is reported to have driven East on Bloomfield Avenue.

Bloomfield police confirmed that the vehicle was stolen in Hillside in Union County Sunday evening. 

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The robbery took place at approximately 3:00  a.m. There were no reported injuries.

 The suspect is described as a black male 5'10 between 150-170 pounds. The investigation is active. 

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Introducing Wi-Fi Hotspots at the Bloomfield Public Library

July 21, 2017

BLOOMFIELD, NJ -  The Bloomfield Public Library is now offering Wi-Fi hotspots for checkout! If you don't have internet at home, or you've hit your data limit for the month, or you just want to stay connected while on vacation, you can check out a hotspot for two weeks and use it to fit your needs.

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Bloomfield residents, 18 years or older, with a valid Bloomfield ...

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Bloomfield Police Blotter July 10 - 16 2017

July 20, 2017

BLOOMFIELD, NJ - The following police blotter has been issued by Crime Analyst Ralph A.Marotti of the Bloomfield Police Department.

Theft

07/10/2017- Latif Warren age 26 of Uthica NY was arrested at 1:10pm and charged with Shoplifting at the Marshalls Store located at 8 Franklin Street. Loss Prevention personnel observed Mr. Warren conceal clothing inside a backpack. He was issued a ...

Montclair's Seymour St. Redevelopment Plan Earns Achievement Award from NJ Planners

July 27, 2017

MONTCLAIR, NJ - New Jersey Planning Officials -- an association of the state’s planning boards and zoning boards of adjustment -- awarded the Township’s Seymour Street Redevelopment Plan the organization’s Achievements in Planning Award.

The award announcement was published in the organization's newsletter:

“The Township of Montclair's Seymour ...

Short Hills Investment Manager Sentenced to Prison

NEWARK, N.J. – An investment manager with an office in Short Hills, New Jersey, was sentenced today to 33 months in prison for that he fraudulently inducing investments, concealing investment losses, and diverting more than $675,000 in investor money for his own use, Acting U.S. Attorney William E. Fitzpatrick announced. 

Mark Moskowitz, 48, of Short Hills, previously pleaded guilty ...

NJ Charter Boat Heads Home After Andrea Doria Wreck Dive Tragedy

July 28, 2017

EAST HAMPTON, NY — The Ol’ Salty II charter boat, whose home port is Belmar, is on its way back from the Andrea Doria shipwreck after a British diver died while on the diving excursion.

Steven Slater, 46, of Gateshead, England, was among a group of divers exploring the wreckage off the coast of Nantucket, Mass., on July 24 when he was pulled unconscious from the waters by crew ...

More than 1,000 Sign Petition to Save Madison Movie Theater

MADISON, NJ - Madison’s historic movie theater is a place where some have seen their first movie. A place where parents and couples can enjoy date night or a night out with the kids. A place with nearly a century of history downtown. Now the theater has closed its doors, and residents are crying out for help from the local government.

An online petition, which has now gained more than ...

Three New Jersey Beaches Closed Due to Bacteria Levels

July 27, 2017

NEW JERSEY, The  New Jersey State Department of Environmental Protection released an advisory Tuesday, closing three beaches and placing 31 under advisory for unacceptable levels of enterococcus.

Beaches along Toms River, Beachwood Beach West in Beachwood, Summit Beach in Island Heights, and West Beach in Pine Beach, were closed Tuesday.

The heavy rains and storm runoff associated ...

BullzEye Band and Joe Faronea Lead Monday's LBI-Stafford Entertainment Featuring Local Concerts and Nightclub Entertainment

LONG BEACH ISLAND – It is hard to believe but it is July 24 and the summer if moving along with much more fun to experience.  These next four weeks should be very busy and exciting on Long Beach Island. 

You can catch an outdoor concert on Monday evening at 7 p.m. in Barnegat Light at the Bayfront Gazebo.  The BullzEye band is ...

Town Hall Locations Offered To Congressman

July 26, 2017

The following letter was sent to Congressman Rodney Frelinghuysen today in response to this video clip: http://tinyurl.com/ydh6j7na

Dear Congressman Frelinghuysen,

In light of the recent exchange with one of your constituents at the White Meadow Lake festival in Rockaway last weekend, I would like to offer my assistance.

During your conversation with the resident, Emily Kullmann, you ...

Cuts to Medicaid Would Be Devastating for People with Lifelong Disabilities in NJ

Imagine losing your home, job, and your best friend. Now imagine what would happen if you lost all three, at the same time.

Throw in the loss of healthcare for your specialized needs, and it all quickly becomes your worst nightmare.

For people with disabilities, under the Medicaid plan proposed in Congress, this nightmare is fast becoming reality — unless we stand up now.

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Investors Bank June 2017 Retail Sector Commentary

July 25, 2017

“Retailing is a disaster.”  That is a common refrain these days.  But that is not correct.  Although brick and mortar retailers are having a rough go of it, total retail demand is rising at a decent pace.  What is happening is that the retailer of choice is becoming – more and more – the Internet.  But that change, although destructive for many, is ...

"Shall We Begin?" Winter Comes to Westeros on Game of Thrones

Considering Game of Thrones fans waited 448 days for the premiere of the shortest season to date, many were disappointed by the anticlimactic nature of Sunday’s episode. But the way I see it, Ed Sheeran cameo aside, the show writers did everything right: enemies were destroyed, crucial information was revealed and the stage was set for absolute chaos in Westeros.

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The Summer Girls by Mary Alice Monroe

The Summer Girls by Mary Alice Monroe (Gallery Books, 2013)

Each summer I search for books that are great reads for the beach. These are the novels that tell good stories and provide “recreational reading,” while not necessarily promoting too much thinking. Mary Alice Monroe's The Summer Girls, the first of a trilogy about the Muir family of Sullivan's Island in South ...

Don't Miss Bar Night for Brendan Tevlin at Thatcher McGhee's Fairfield

July 27, 2017

FAIRFIELD, NJ — The fourth annual Brendan Tevlin Lacrosse Festival will receive 20 percent of the sales from the “Bar Night for Brendan” at Thatcher McGhee’s Irish Pub and Eatery in Fairfield on Wednesday, beginning at 7 p.m.

Share the attached flyer with friends, family and neighbors and show it to your server to help the Brendan Tevlin Lacrosse Festival raise ...

Essex County Splash Park Now Open at Watsessing Park

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DOLPHINS SWIM TEAM TRYOUTS 2017-2018 SEASON

The YMCA of Montclair Dolphins offer a year-round opportunity for swimmers ages 6 through high school to participate in both YMCA and USA swimming competitions. We strongly encourage swimmers to attend all three days of tryouts.

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Save the Date: 4th Wall Theatre Gala September 9

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•a wide array of delicious appetizers
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Here's to you, Joe Klecko

As the summer sun roasts the Jersey shore, and the 4th of July week comes to an end, there's little New York Jets football news until training camp begins Friday, July 28th.

This is the perfect time of the year to stroll down memory lane for long-time New York Jets fans and also a good time to fill in younger fans with stories of New York Jets superstars.

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