Bloomfield Top Stories

January 20, 2019

  BLOOMFIELD, NJ – The community came together for a good cause as the 30th Annual Ted Jasieniecki Alumni Basketball Game took place Friday evening at Bloomfield High School.   Proceeds from the annual benefit go towards the Theodore Jasieniecki Scholarship Fund.  Tickets were sold for the ...

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NEW YORK, NY - The National Weather Service reports that rain, heavy at times, will continue to about noon today. This afternoon temperatures will drop to around 25 and remain below freezing for the rest of the day and into Monday. These temperature drops produce a condition called 'Black Ice" - ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- Bloomfield residents and local officials will hold a celebration of Martin Luther King Day and the Reverend's legacy on Monday, Jan. 21 from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m at the Presbyterian Church on the Green. The theme of the service is “A Knock at Midnight: a Community Answers,” ...

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SPARTA, NJ – Stop & Shop has announced a recall by Perdue Foods, LLC of approximately 68,244 pounds of ready to eat chicken nugget products.  The action comes after three people filed complaints of finding wood in the food according to the United States Department of Agriculture. The nuggets ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ - – Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. announced plans to build an all access playground, new community center and on-site parking lot in Essex County Watsessing Park on today at Bloomfield Town Hall. The new all access playground will be the first of its kind in the ...

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Hackensack Meridian Health Waives Co-Pays and Deductibles for Emergency Care for Furloughed Federal Employees and Families MONTCLAIR, NJ ― In a meaningful stance to ease financial worry for thousands of area residents, Hackensack Meridian Health, New Jersey’s largest health network, announced ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ - The 30th Annual Ted Jasieniecki Alumni Basketball Game will take place this tonight at Bloomfield High School.  Before the main event, the 6th grade girls from Brookdale school will take on their counterparts from Demarest at 5:45 p.m. At 6:15 p.m., 6th grade coed will see ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ – Returning to their home court for the first time in two weeks, Bloomfield Girls Varsity Basketball got back in the win column with a hard-fought 50-44 win over SEC Liberty Division rival Columbia Cougars on Tuesday at Bloomfield High School.   The victory marks three wins in the ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ – Eight in a row!  The Bloomfield Boys Varsity Wrestling team is on a tear as they spoiled the return of Bengal alum Rami Ratel, new head coach of Cedar Grove, in a 40-31 win over the Panthers on Tuesday evening in The Pit at Bloomfield High School.   The dual began with the ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ-- Phase one of the Oak View playground renovation has begun.  After years of fundraising efforts by the Oak View Home and School Association (OVHSA), the main playground structure and add-ons were able to be purchased and installation will be complete prior to the 2019-2020 school ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ - A triple threat of winter weather will impact the North Jersey area over the next several days, providing the year’s first snowfall and potentially the coldest temperatures of the season. The line-up begins with a fast moving winter storm Thursday night. This system, the remnants of ...

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NEWARK, NJ - The Essex County Prosecutor’s Office is investigating an apparent suicide that occurred in the Bloomfield Police Department overnight. The preliminary investigation indicates that retired Newark Police Lt. Patrick Montella shot himself in the Bloomfield Headquarters while being ...

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TRENTON, NJ - Legislation signed last summer prohibiting smoking at public beaches and parks in New Jersey goes into effect today. The bill, S-2534, updates the “New Jersey Smoke-Free Air Act of 2006.” According to the American Lung Association, more than 480,000 people die from tobacco use and ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ - Detectives in the Bloomfield Police Department are looking for a Giants fan in connection with a report of shoplifing of Sally Beauty on Bloomfield Ave. According to Bloomfield police, a police officer was dispatched to the business on Saturday following a report of ...

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NORTH BERGEN, NJ – It was a clean sweep on Saturday as Bloomfield Boys Varsity Wrestling picked up three more wins, defeating North Bergen, Hackensack and Morristown in a 4-team meet at North Bergen High School.   In the three non-division matches, Bloomfield beat host squad North Bergen 40-24, ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ - Demolition of the old field house in Watsessing Park is underway. The field house is located near Conger St. The structure will be replace by a new community building, an all-access playground, and new parking. Set to open in the Summer of 2019, the new building will feature ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ - The 30th Annual Ted Jasieniecki Alumni Basketball Game will take place this Friday at Bloomfield High School.  Before the main event, the 6th grade girls from Brookdale school will take on their counterparts from Demarest at 5:45 p.m. At 6:15 p.m., 6th grade coed will see ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- For almost seven years, the Township of Bloomfield has been in litigation over the .62 acre plot of land abutting the NJ Transit Station along Lackawanna Place. The former owner has repeatedly demanded more money that experts and judicial bodies have assessed its value to be. For ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ – It was a nearly impossible task for Bloomfield Boys Varsity Basketball as they faced #6 ranked Newark East Side in a non-division meeting Saturday afternoon at Bloomfield High School.  The Bengals hung in there for a while, but ultimately fell 75-40.   After a decisive 48-28 ...

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NORTH CALDWELL, NJ – Bloomfield Girls Varsity Basketball continued their consistent play, but dropped a close decision losing to West Essex High School 50-46 on Saturday afternoon in North Caldwell.   Coming into the game, Bloomfield had won two straight this past week, with victories over ...

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The City of Brotherly Love and WhoDay Nation face off in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome today at 4:40 p.m. Bloomfield class of '92's Kevin Burkhardt will be calling the game for FoxSports. TAPinto Bloomfield caught up with Burkhardt in early December to find out what happened after he graduated, ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ – Bloomfield Boys Varsity Wrestling picked up two more wins this past week after breezing past Barringer 70-9 on Wednesday night in Newark and making quick work of Union City 66-9 on Thursday night at The Pit in Bloomfield High School.   On Thursday, Jaiden Morales (106), Gerald ...

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UNION, NJ - You're probably already aware of the risks posed by warm weather and leaving pets in hot cars, but did you know that cold weather also poses serious threats to your pet’s health? The Westfield Veterinary Group has some tips to keep your pet safe during the cold New Jersey ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ - The pedestrian struck at the intersection of Broad Street and James St. in Bloomfield was pronounced dead at the hospital.   At about 8:45 a.m. Friday morning, a pedestrian was struck by a full size pick-up truck. The pedestrian was a 58 year old Bloomfield resident. The ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ – Bloomfield Boys Varsity Basketball got back in the win column in decisive fashion after a 48-28 victory over Millburn Millers on Thursday afternoon at Bloomfield High School.   After a heartbreaking 52-51 loss to Barringer on Tuesday, Bloomfield started slow Thursday in this ...

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ESSEX COUNTY AREA, NJ — Essex County’s Code Blue procedures are being activated through Monday, Jan. 14, due to extreme cold weather in the forecast, Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo, Jr. and Essex County Sheriff Armando Fontoura announced on Thursday. When a Code Blue is declared, a ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- The Bloomfield Library Board of Trustees approved a three-year strategic plan last night, which will lay the foundation for the BPL’s future programming. The strategic plan was based on suggestions from members of the public who filled out brief online surveys, attended an open ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ – Bloomfield High School Girls Varsity Basketball got back in the win column with a 56-35 triumph over the Mounties on Tuesday evening at Montclair High School.   After the Bengal girls lost to highly-ranked University Phoenix High School of Newark 59-36 in a Super Essex Conference ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- The Bloomfield Police Department saw a significant decrease in both violent and nonviolent crimes in 2018, continuing a positive multi-year trend that shows enforcement and awareness campaigns are working as intended. The FBI’s Uniform Crime Reports (UCR) classify Part I ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ – You just knew immediately following the opening tip-off that this game would go down to the wire.  Unfortunately, for Bloomfield Boys Varsity Basketball, they were on the losing end of a buzzer-beater as Barringer pulled out a last second 52-51 win over the Bengals on Tuesday at ...

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