Bloomfield Top Stories

May 27, 2020

BLOOMFIELD, NJ-- The Bloomfield Fire Department battled a second alarm fire today at an office building on Broadacres Drive. The call came in at approximately 1205 p.m. and the scene was clear by 130 p.m.  A fire department official stated that the fire started on the fourth floor of the office ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- Bloomfield Mayor Michael Venezia and Congressman Donald M. Payne Jr. will be hosting a virtual town hall on Thursday, May 28 at 6:00pm.  The purpose of the event will be to inform residents of the steps that the federal government is taking to combat the effects of COVID-19 and ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ – With the annual Bloomfield Memorial Day Parade cancelled due to COVID-19, the township carried on with their Wreath Dedication Ceremony on Monday morning starting at the Civic Center and ending at the Soldiers and Sailors Monument. The event was be closed to the public but later ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- The Bloomfield Civil Rights Commission will be holding a virtual voter information session for residents on Wednesday, May 27 at 7:00pm. Bloomfield Municipal Clerk Louise Palagano will serve as a presenter for the session.  “The COVID-19 crisis has impacted all parts of our ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ-- The Bloomfield Fire Department responded to a basement fire this morning on Garner Avenue.    At approximately 945 a.m. a call came in for a basement fire at a residential home. The fire was declared a 2nd alarm before being placed under control in about 15 minutes. The fire ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ-- Although many Memorial Day traditions have been postponed or altered this year due to COVID-19, one tradition continued this morning at Glendale Cemetery.  Despite the gloomy weather, Scouts from around Bloomfield helped to place American flags on the graves of US military ...

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Shoplifting:  5/14/2020-Derrick McKay age 51 of East Orange, NJ-Officers were dispatched to 296 Glenwood Avenue (Food Town) on report of a shoplifting incident that just occurred. The suspect described below, placed Febreze into a shopping cart and left the store without paying. An Officer ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ –  Annual ‘Teacher of the Year’ award winners were announced for the 2019-20 school year at the Bloomfield Board of Education’s meeting on Tuesday evening. In what normally would be a public celebration was instead a video package featuring school principals announcing the ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ-- According to the latest report from Essex County, Bloomfield has seen the total number of COVID-19 cases rise to 1014.  Although the number is high, the percentage of new daily cases has greatly decreased over the past few weeks.  The total number of fatalities from COVID-19 in the ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- As the state gradually starts the process of reopening, the Township of Bloomfield has begun making accommodations for businesses and residents to drop off documents at the municipal building beginning Monday, May, 18. Non-essential construction will also be permitted to resume on ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ-- With much uncertainty surrounding end of year school festivities around the country, Bloomfield Schools Superintendent Salvatore Goncalves has released a statement in regards to the 2020 BHS Graduation ceremony.   "I understand and appreciate everyone's concerns regarding this ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- Bloomfield will restart parking meter and permit enforcement as well as street sweeping on June 1. Meter/permit enforcement, as well as street sweeping had been suspended as a result of COVID-19 in March. Residents that have been utilizing public school parking lots to park their ...

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GLEN RIDGE, NJ-- The Glen Ridge Police Department announced the passing of Officer Charles Roberts, a Glen Ridge resident and 20-year veteran of the department.  This marks the first line of duty death in the 135-year history of the GRPD. On Tuesday, April 21st, Officer Roberts  was revived by ...

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TRENTON, NJ-- Bloomfield Town Administrator Matthew Watkins was one of 33 members appointed to The NJ Restart and Recovery Advisory Council.  The Governor’s Restart and Recovery Advisory Council brings together leaders from diversity industry groups and community organizations throughout New Jersey ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ-- if you drive through most towns over the past month you can't help but notice front lawn signs thanking first responders and all other essential workers that are on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic while many others are forced to stay home.  One Bloomfield resident has ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ – The final adoption of the $119 million budget for the 2020-21 school year was approved by the Bloomfield Board of Education at Tuesday’s meeting. Bloomfield Schools Superintendent Sal Goncalves made the presentation with the budget broken down by funds that includes $113,911,166 ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ – With uncertainty continuing to loom over municipal operations across the country, Bloomfield introduced their 2020 Township Budget at Monday’s Council Conference Meeting. The meeting was held via video conference with council members participating from their homes and offices ...

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TRENTON, NJ – New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy announced today that all New Jersey schools would remain closed for the remainder of the school year in an ongoing effort to contain the spread of COVID-19. "We have a single goal in mind: the safety and well-being of our children, and of our ...

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Belleville, NJ- As the novel coronavirus continues to engulf the world in sickness, loss, and uncertainty, a twelve-year Belleville, New Jersey career firefighter/EMT, Michael Sarno, emerges from the front-lines of this global pandemic to spread hope, proper precautionary measures and overall ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy during his daily press conference on Monday, April 27, announced his vision, “The Road Back: Restoring Economic Health Through Public Health,” to restart New Jersey and put the state on the road to recovery. Gov. Murphy outlined six key principles and benchmarks ...

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TRENTON, NJ - Governor Phil Murphy released the newest number of presumptive positive cases of novel coronavirus and deaths at his Saturday afternoon press conference. There are 3,457 new cases with 248 new deaths. Statewide, there are 105,523 positive cases and 5,863 deaths.  Bergen County ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- Bloomfield Township taxes are due on Friday, May 1, with residents being encouraged to send their taxes by mail to 1 Municipal Plaza Bloomfield, NJ 07003 or via the township website. Since the Municipal Building is closed, residents that wish to drop off their payment may do so at ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ – Despite challenges that face thousands of school districts nationwide due to the pandemic, Bloomfield administrators gave praise to board members, teachers, staff, and students for rising to the occasion during this difficult time. “I hope all of your families are healthy and I ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- The Bloomfield Police and Fire Departments are helping children celebrate their birthdays despite not being able to have friends and family over for a proper birthday party. Officers bring gifts for the kids and take pictures from a safe distance with them to try and cheer them up ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ-- In a report issued by Essex County this morning Bloomfield COVID-19 cases have reached 673 this morning, up from 667 yesterday.  The slight increase shows a significant decrease of some of the day to day numbers we have seen over the past few weeks.  In addition to the case ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ-- Residents of Bloomfield have joined Mayor Michael Venezia and the Town Council in a collective effort to say “thank you” to essential workers with a video message shared on social media on Wednesday. “Essential employees like EMS, hospital workers, public servants, grocery store ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ-- Bloomfield saw an overnight case increase of 18, making a total of 508 cases in the Township.  There have been 25 reported deaths to date.  Essex County saw an increase of 118 cases.  Although the numbers are increasing, the growth rate has been steadily slowing down. Below is ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- The Bloomfield DPW has made the decision to cancel the previously scheduled May 9 shredding event. The decision was made in order to protect Bloomfield Township employees and the public from possible exposure to COVID-19. The event will be rescheduled for some time in the ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ-- Many local restaurants have closed or have struggled to adapt to a take out only model.  This government mandated change has created a financial strain for eateries that specialized in dine-in food service.  Many restaurants have gotten creative in their offerings while others have ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ-- The Easter Bunny will make his way through the 3rd Ward this morning from 9:30 am to 11:30 am. This could extend past that time depending on how quickly the Bunny gets through the streets.     The 3rd Ward is the Southern section of Bloomfield (see map with this article). The ...

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