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Saturday's Best Bet: Bloomfield Center Alliance Block Party

BLOOMFIELD, NJ - The Bloomfield Center Alliance is inviting everyone to the BCA Block Party Saturday May 20 from 12 noon to 8 p.m.

Since the block party is a free event, There will be live music and games for everyone to enjoy.

Since the street is blocked off, some of Bloomfield's favorite restaurants set up food stations where some of their specialties will be available for purchase.

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The restaurant and food crafter line-up: :

- Satis Bistro 
- The Wooden Spoon 
- Wasi Food
- Villa Italiana
- Anthonys' Cheesecake
-Ahrre's Coffee Roastery
-Essex Junction Craft Kitchen & Bar
-Taqueria Los Gueros
-Tilted Kilt
-Rita's Ice
-The Pit BBQ
-Bloomfield Best Bagels
-Parkside/Casa Turano
-Biblians Cafe
-Tacos La Gringa

Free Parking will be available in the Farrand Street parking lot. 

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ - After review of the weather forecast the Memorial Day Parade WILL BE ON AS SCHEDULED! We will assemble between 9:00AM and 9:15AM at the corner of Broad St and Hoover Ave. The parade will start promptly at 9:30AM. It will travel south on Broad St and we will HOLD THE CEREMONIES IN THE BLOOMFIELD HIGH SCHOOL AUDITORIUM (moved from The Green to BHS). We hope you can join us and ...

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Bloomfield Police Blotter May 8 - 13 2017

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

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Essex County Leaders Recognize Memorial Day with Ceremony

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Black Bear Spotted in Verona Memorial Day Weekend

VERONA, NJ - According to Verona Police, a black bear was seen on Crestmont Rd. this morning near the intersection of Claremont Ave.  Police urge residents to use common sense and caution if they spot the bear.

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Memorial Day Holds Special Meaning For Spotswood Family

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SPOTSWOOD, NJ - For many Americans, Memorial Day is a day away from school and work. It's the unofficial start of summer across the United States and means picnics, parades and pool openings. However, for military families, Memorial Day takes on a different meaning especially those who have lost servicemen and women in the line of duty.

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Letter to the Editor: Drug Testing for Politicians

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To The Editor: 

Before NJ politicians vote on legalizing weed for recreational use, I would like to see all of them drug tested. They should lead by example‬.

I know they are not voting today. Hence, they now have time to get tested. I wonder how many if any are using weed for recreational purposes. The public should know before they vote.

 

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The Centers for Disease Control is expecting this summer to be the worse tick season on record made even more troubling by Powassan, a potentially fatal viral disease transmitted by ticks. 

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