BLOOMFIELD, NJ - TAPinto Bloomfield's top ten stories of May 2018 include awards for members of the Bloomfield Police Department, Mac's bike ride to Florida, and an appearance of a local eatery on Saturday Night Live. 

A 19 year old Bloomfield High School student is in police custody after an anonymous tip to the department reported a student brandishing what appeared to be a Glock handgun. The handgun turned out to be a BB gun that had the appearance of the Glock. Anonymous Tip Leads to Arrest of Bloomfield High School Student Brandishing a Weapon

A Bloomfield man entered a plea of guilty before Chief U.S. District Judge Jose L. Linares in Newark federal court to charges of wire fraud, bank fraud, and tax evasion. Bloomfield Resident Admits Embezzling over $220K from Mayoral Campaign in Newark

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Bloomfield High School Top 100 Students and Their Post High School Choices

Mail fishing is a low-tech crime in which rudimentary tools are covered with sticky substances to pluck bank documents, checks and birthday cards out of collection boxes. Perpetrators will often use a bottle with tac paper attached to scoop envelopes out of collection boxes, hence the term “fishing.” Mail Fishing Arrest Made by Bloomfield Police

Mac-Adley Hyppolite, Jr. is no stranger to jumping on his bike and heading south.  By south we aren't talking about the opposite end of town, rather the southern part of the United States. Hyppolite, known as Mac, first made the Bloomfield, NJ to Cocoa Beach, FL trip in May of 2017 as he raised over $6100.00 for The Children's Hospital. Mac Sets Off For Florida on Bike Ride Benefitting St. Jude

 Bloomfield Police Officer Yesenia Aponte was chosen for the Crime Prevention Officer of the Year award and was presented with the award during the opening ceremony of the Essex County Police and Public Safety Expo. Bloomfield Police Officer Aponte Receives Prestigious County Honor

During the month of May, the Bloomfield Police Department will be cracking down on drivers who do not stop for pedestrians using the crosswalks. Bloomfield Police Conducting Cops in Crosswalks Operation to Crack Down on Delinquent Drivers

The Bloomfield Police Department held their 4th annual awards ceremony this month in the Bloomfield Township council chambers.  The ceremony honors the members of Bloomfield's finest who have performed above and beyond their everyday duties within the department.  Lt. George Ricci acted as Master of Ceremonies and opening remarks were provided by Public Safety Director Samuel DeMaio and Mayor Michael Venezia. Bloomfield Police Department Holds Annual Awards Ceremony

The Bloomfield Police Department is devoting $100 of its budget every month to helping families in need. The department’s “adopt-a-family” initiative is intended to provide some assistance to Bloomfield families in need, and allow the partnering Bloomfield Department of Health and Human Services’ Division of Human Services one more avenue to help residents. Bloomfield Police to Support 'Adopt A Family' Program to help Residents in Need

This month, Saturday Night Live opened with a skit in which President Trump, Rudy Giuliani, Trump Lawyer Michael Cohen, Donald Trump, Jr. and Eric Trump met at Holsten's in a spoof of the final Sopranos scene. Bloomfield Eatery Featured in SNL Opening