Bloomfield Top Stories

November 17, 2018

BLOOMFIELD, NJ-- While sleepovers with friends are a normal part of growing up, Demarest School third graders Julia Gargiulo, Penelope Kaufman and Leyla Bradley had an overnighter of their own last evening. While the girls enjoyed each other's company, the sleepover had a much deeper meaning. The ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ – New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy stopped by the West Orange diner that opened its doors and its kitchen to students stranded on school buses during Thursday’s storm. The Chit Chat Diner, located on Eagle Rock Avenue near the Eagle Rock Reservation, welcomed 11 buses full of West ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - In yet another expansion of its facilities, Rutgers University this week dedicated a new four-story, 106,000-square foot Richard Weeks Hall of Engineering, named in honor of a 1950 university graduate who has made major donations to his school. The building on the Busch ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- The Bloomfield Department of Health and Human Services has announced the results of the 2017 Community Health Assessment — a comprehensive data-driven report on the behaviors, needs and concerns of the township’s 48,000 residents. The assessment, which is a follow-up to ...

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ATLANTIC CITY, NJ-- Mayor Michael Venezia was recognized Wednesday by the NJMMA, The New Jersey Municipal Management Association, during the NJ League of Municipalities Conference in Atlantic City.  Venezia earned the Elected Official Award.. The award is given annually to  an elected official or ...

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NEWARK, NJ - Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo Jr. issued the following statement about the Nov. 15 snowstorm:  Yesterday’s snowstorm created havoc not just for Essex County, but the entire tri-state region. We relied on several different weather forecasts, all of which grossly ...

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NUTLEY, NJ- With the surprise snowfall yesterday and overnight the task of digging out cars, clearing steps, and shoveling sidewalks is on the top of today's agenda.   We reached out to Dr. Samantha Sammaro, a physical therapist at Pro Staff Physical Therapy in Nutley for some tips on how to ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- The entire Bloomfield Police and Fire Departments, and emergency medical services are now equipped with state of the art radios and a system interface that can hold up in the event of an unexpected radio blackout. These system upgrades, to what is known as a 7/800 mhz digital ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ - Weather forecasters are calling for freezing temperatures to overnight tonight and into Thursday. Freezing temperatures can be very dangerous to pets. NJ State Law says dogs cannot be outside if temperatures are below 34 degrees without proper shelter (insulated, elevated, ...

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FLORHAM PARK, NJ -  “There’s a lot to be thankful for this holiday season – higher wages, more disposable income and rising levels of household wealth,” said Robert Sinclair Jr., Manager of Media Relations for AAA Northeast. “Because of this, more travelers are kicking off the holiday season with a ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - A 28-year-old Montclair woman has been identified as the victim of a fatal accident in Montclair involving a NJ Transit train headed for New York Penn Station, Tuesday morning. According to NJ Transit spokesperson, Lisa Torbic, Joan Juengling was identified as the victim. She was ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- Mayor Michael Venezia’s 3rd annual Thanksgiving Turkey Giveaway will be held this Sunday, November 18 10:30am to 1:00pm. Eligible Bloomfield families will receive a turkey, pie, sweet potatoes, string beans, stuffing, and cranberry sauce. Bloomfield families who are interested in ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- The Bloomfield Police Department will be conducting a DWI Sobriety Checkpoint on Bloomfield Ave on November 21, 2018 in response to statistics demonstrating a disproportionate number of impaired driving incidents in the area. These operations are being conducted to raise ...

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WEST CALDWELL, NJ – Hundreds of middle school students and their parents flocked to the student fair hosted by the Essex County School of Technology’s West Caldwell Campus.  Visitors got to interact with administrators, faculty and current students, and participate in live demonstrations. The ...

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DENVILLE, NJ -- More than 41 million people in the U.S. serve as unpaid caregivers to seniors, and that number is expected to grow as the population ages. In New Jersey, the number of people age 65 and up is projected to increase 48 percent, accounting for 20 percent of the Garden State’s residents ...

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NEWARK, NJ – Congresswoman-Elect Mikie Sherrill, a Navy veteran, made her first public appearance since winning the election in New Jersey’s 11th District at the ninth annual Essex County Veterans Day Observance on Wednesday at Essex County Veterans Memorial Park in Newark. During the ceremony, ...

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NEWARK, NJ – The Essex County Prosecutors Office held a press conference Wednesday afternoon announcing that the Montclair attorney accused of killing his live-in girlfriend on October 23, has been captured in Cuba.  James R. Ray, III, 55, is charged with killing the mother of his child, ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ – Ten candidates were vying for four positions on the Bloomfield Board of Education.  When the dust settled late Tuesday evening, the tabulations saw Michael Heller, Ralph Walker, Shane Berger and Ben Morse emerge victorious in decisive fashion. Eight candidates were jockeying for ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ-- Richard Rockwell has officially been elected Councilman-At-Large as the polls came to a close on Election Day 2018.  Rockwell was originally appointed as a Council member at-Large in January after former Councilman Carlos Pomares was elected as a member of the Essex County Board of ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - On Election Day, Mikie Sherrill casted her vote in the 2018 midterm election at Northeast Elementary School in Montclair. Around 10:00 a.m., she spoke to voters and the media about running in the New Jersey's 11th Congressional District. Sherrill walked into Northeast with her ...

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NEWARK, NJ - Mayor Ras Baraka today said Newark has benefited from being in the running for Amazon’s second headquarters -- even if the corporate giant picks a different location. “It's not over 'til the fat lady sings,” Baraka said today at an unrelated press conference for the opening of a new ...

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EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ – Holiday season anticipation was in the air – literally – as balloons and robotic floats to be used in Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade were being tested Saturday morning in a parking lot behind Meadowlands Racetrack in East Rutherford. Christmas magic was made as the balloons ...

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EDISON, NJ – After last Friday’s lopsided loss to the East Orange Jaguars, the Bloomfield Bengals Varsity Football team ended the season on a high note with a gutsy, come-from-behind victory over J.P. Stevens High School 37-28 on Thursday night, November 1 in Edison, NJ. After trailing 21-7 in ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ – The fall sports season has come to a close at Bloomfield High School as Boys and Girls Varsity Soccer wrapped up state tournament play this past week.  Here’s a recap of the action: BOYS SOCCER: After starting the season at 1-3, Bloomfield finished the regular season strong at ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ – During Monday’s Bloomfield Township Council Regular Meeting, Jennica Jesena was sworn in to serve on the Recreation Board Commission, with her term running through December 31, 2022.  At the last regular meeting on September 25 during a report of special council committees, the ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ — Vanillamore is celebrating their first anniversary as a part of the vibrant Montclair restaurant scene this November. Vanillamore Owner and Chef Risa Magid Boyer speaks about coming to Montclair, working with other business owners in town, and giving back to the community through ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ – In response to the deadliest attack on Jews in United States history, more than 2,200 people from throughout northern and central New Jersey came together at Temple B’nai Abraham in Livingston on Sunday to mourn the deaths of 11 people who were murdered at the Tree of Life ...

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CLIFTON, NJ - While children across the Garden State are having dreams of endless supplies of Kit Kat bars, Butterfingers, and Tootsie Rolls, trick or treaters may be the subject of trick pulled off by one of the nation's largest retailers. The Target store in Clifton has a large Halloween ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ – While the Bloomfield High School Varsity Football team is down to one game remaining this season, the Bengals’ Boys and Girls Varsity Soccer teams are preparing for State Tournament action.  Here’s a recap of recent action and a preview of upcoming games: FOOTBALL: After last ...

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How festive do you get for Halloween? We want to see! Post your: Creepy Pumpkin Carvings, Halloween Costumes, and Ghoulish House Decorations and use the tag #TAPintoHalloween to get featured on our pages. Lets see what you got

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