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By TAPINTO BLOOMFIELD STAFFFebruary 21, 2018
BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- In 2017, Bloomfield mayor Michael Venezia announced the the launch of the Bloomfield Police Department's new smartphone app, which will allow residents to securely and anonymously report crimes and suspicious activity and receive important information from the BPD wherever they are. The mayor reminded residents at the Second Ward Community Conversation about the ...
By FRED SMITHFebruary 20, 2018
MAPLEWOOD, NJ - Five people were seriously injured when a NJ Transit bus and a garbage truck had a head-on collision around 12:45 p.m. on Tuesday, according to a press release from Acting Essex County Prosecutor Robert D. Laurino of the Essex County Prosecutor's office.
The accident occurred near 1450 Springfield Ave., which is directly in front of the NJ Transit ...
By MICHAEL M. SHAPIRO, FOUNDER, TAPINTOFebruary 20, 2018
PARKLAND, FL - While Marjory Stoneman Douglas was the setting for the tragedy of last week, Marjory Stoneman Douglas, the person, was a civic-minded journalist who devoted her life to preservation and civil rights.
The events of the past week have left our Parkland community devastated but determined to bring forth hope and optimism for the future. We have been left asking ...
By MARK J. BONAMOFebruary 20, 2018
The Most Reverend Manuel A. Cruz, Auxiliary Bishop of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Newark, stood on the shining marble altar at Newark's Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart, doing his job, saying Mass on a recent weekend morning.
One year earlier, Cruz was standing at the same altar when he was struck down by Newark resident Charles Miller while offering prayers at the annual ...
By LOU VENEZIAFebruary 20, 2018
Bloomfield, N.J. - Longtime Bloomfield resident Harry Lexa turns 90 today. He was born February 20, 1928.
Harry served our country in the Navy on the USS Wisconsin out of Norfolk.
He married Thelma Smart in 1952 and at the end of the month they will be married 66 years.
They have lived on James Street in Bloomfield for the past 56 years. He worked for ...
By TAPINTO STAFFFebruary 19, 2018
New Jersey Governor Phillip D. Murphy signed Executive Order No.1 on Monday ordering the flag of the United States of America and the Flag of the State of New Jersey to be flown at half-staff to recognize and mourn the passing of the victims in Parkland, Florida.
The order is for all state offices, agencies and instrumentalities including schools for Tuesday February 20.
By TAPINTO BLOOMFIELD STAFFFebruary 19, 2018
BLOOMFIELD, NJ - Bloomfield Public Schools issued a statement this evening after a photo was posted by a student posing with a gun: there is not threat.
The Bloomfield Police Department confirmed that there is no threat.
Additional information is expected on Tuesday.