West Orange Emergency Blood Drive - 1st 30 donors get a $10 Whole Foods Market gift card!

Please give blood at Whole Foods Market West Orange on Monday, July 16th.  1st 30 donors get a $10 Whole Foods Market gift card & all donors get a $10 off coupon as a thank you.  Walk-ins welcome!

Contact Information
  1. Shauna Lynch
  2. 7326168736
  3. slynch@nybc.org
Mon, July 16
1:00 pm — 7:00 pm
Add to My Calendar 07/16/2018 1:00pm 07/16/2018 7:00pm America/New_York West Orange Emergency Blood Drive - 1st 30 donors get a $10 Whole Foods Market gift card!

Please give blood at Whole Foods Market West Orange on Monday, July 16th. 1st 30 donors get a $10 Whole Foods Market gift card & all donors get a $10 off coupon as a thank you. Walk-ins welcome!

235 Prospect Ave. West Orange, NJ 07052

Whole Foods Market - West Orange

235 Prospect Ave.
West Orange, NJ 07052

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Movies with a Mission in Bloomfield Will Shine a Light on Bullying and Suicide

August 14, 2018

BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- In an effort to address and fight bullying inside and outside of schools, the Bloomfield Department of Health and Human Services has partnered with the Bloomfield Municipal Alliance Committee to screen two educational short films August 22nd at 7:00pm in the Children’s Library of the Bloomfield Public Library on 90 Broad St. Doors open at 6:30. The two short films, ...

Bloomfield Cruise Nights and Dinner Under the Stars Happening Wednesdays and Fridays through Late August

BLOOMFIELD, NJ - The Bloomfield Center Alliance, Inc. (BCA) has been holding cars shows downtown Wednesday nights--including tonight--throughout the Summer, and Dinner Under the Stars events every other Friday, including this coming Friday August 10th.

Every Wednesday from 6:00-9:00pm, residents can expect to see 40-60 classic cars parked along Broad Street, and enjoy Cruise Nights ...

Bloomfield Police Department Blotter August 6 to 12, 2018

August 16, 2018

BLOOMFIELD, NJ - The following police blotter has been issued by Lt. Anthony Sisco of the Bloomfield Police Department.

Shoplifting:

8/6/18- William Hancock Age 30 of Bloomfield, NJ- Officers responded to 60 Orange Street (Home Depot) on a report of a shoplifting. The Loss Prevention employee observed Mr. Hancock attempt to take a DEWALT power drill valued at $179.00. He was ...

Veteran Finds Home in IT at Panasonic

August 14, 2018

Newark boasts a large – and growing – tech force. Brainwalk, an occasional series, will introduce you to some of its rising stars.

Standing near his office on the tenth floor of the glass skyscraper housing Panasonic’s North American headquarters in Newark, Tyrell Cotten is distant -- about 6,500 miles -- from Mazar-i-Sharif in Afghanistan, where he once served as part ...

Bus Returning From Newark Mayor’s Picnic Overturns on NJ Turnpike

Newark, NJ - Thirty-six passengers on a bus returning from an annual mayor’s picnic Saturday were taken to area hospitals with non-life threatening injuries after an accident on the New Jersey Turnpike, officials said.

Mayor Ras Baraka's fourth annual family reunion picnic event was held at Black Bear Lake Country Club in Millstone. Around 5:30 p.m., a bus leaving the event with ...

Once Known for Illegal Dumping, Camden Labs Site to Become a Park

August 16, 2018

CAMDEN, NJ—On the corner of Copewood and Davis streets, hidden behind overgrown bushes and weeds, lies the abandoned Camden Laboratories site. It sits caddy-corner to one of the city’s high schools, Brimm Medical Arts Academy, and is near the baseball fields, football fields and playgrounds of Whitman Park.

Abandoned since 2008, the former medical bio-tech facility has also been ...

Westfield Town Council Moves to Legalize Microbreweries, Craft Distilleries Downtown

WESTFIELD, NJ — Westfield's town council voted unanimously in favor of an ordinance that would allow microbreweries and craft distilleries in Westfield’s central business district during Tuesday night’s town council meeting.

The ordinance, no. 2111, requires that the microbrewery or distillery include a sampling room and retail sales area.

These types of businesses are ...

Belmar to Grow Beachscape with ‘Butterfly-Friendly’ Dune Planting at Third Avenue Beach

August 11, 2018

BELMAR, NJ — As a fledgling dune planting flourishes near Belmar’s 12th Avenue beach playground, another patch of greenery is planned for the Third Avenue beach.

In addition to the dune grass, native plants and other suitable foliage that will fill this new 1,500-square-foot area, “pollinators” will be part of the mix, according to Belmar Councilman Thomas Brennan, ...

La Terrazza's Happy Hour: Making Summer Sizzle with Drink and Food Specials along Belmar's Beachfront

BELMAR, NJ — La Terrazza’s weekday Happy Hour has all the makings of a good time, plus one added bonus — a spectacular oceanfront setting with a priceless view.

Situated along Belmar’s Ocean Avenue near Fourth Avenue, the restaurant offers a delightful drink and appetizer menu from 3 to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday, at its bar and terrace lounge.

Pull up a tall ...

Ilene Dudek and Her Little Ant March Through the Local Towns of New Jersey

July 31, 2018

Ilene Dudek and Her Little Ant March Through the Local Towns of New Jersey

When does story time become play time? When local author Ilene Dudek presents her Little Ant children’s books. Her bright, colorful stories set the stage with silly scenarios, clever twists, and an ant who just won’t quit. But when the story ends, the true adventure begins! Ilene invites the children to ...

Eternal Vigilance

Eternal vigilance is the price of liberty. The sentiment has been attributed to Jefferson, who knew a thing or two about how democracies work. Tragically, our democracy appears to be in serious jeopardy.

On the world stage, the American President stood shoulder to shoulder with the strong-man oligarch Putin, demeaning our country’s fundamental institutions by denigrating a free ...

Falls Prevention and Physical Therapy What you need to know

One in four adults over age 65 will experience a fall each year. A senior who falls can suffer devastating injury or, in some cases, death. Falls prevention starts with knowing the risk factors, and recovery from fall-related injury is possible with the right physical therapy treatment plan.

In 2014, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention stated that over 27,000 deaths happen ...

Bloomfield Summer Reading Challenge Continues Through August 31

The Summer Reading Challenge runs to  August 31. Check online for entry form and more details

Read a book from PBS’s Great American Reads List
Read a book of short stories
Read a mystery by a Scandinavian author
Read a biography of someone born before 1950
Read a book that has been turned into a movie
Read a fiction book set in South America
Read a graphic novel ...

New Releases on the Shelves of the Bloomfield Public Library July 24

BLOOMFIELD, NJ - The Bloomfield Public Library announces two new titles released today:

Charlotte Walsh Likes to Win by Jo Piazza

Charlotte Walsh is running for Senate in the most important race in the country during a midterm election that will decide the balance of power in Congress. Still reeling from a presidential election that shocked and divided the country and ...

Thursday Afternoon at the Movies in the Bloomfield Public Library this August

August 2, 2018 – FILM STARS DON’T DIE IN LIVERPOOL

Based on Peter Turner's memoir, the film follows the playful but passionate relationship between Turner (Jamie Bell) and the eccentric Academy Award winning actress Gloria Grahame (Annette Bening) in 1978 Liverpool. What starts as a vibrant affair between a legendary femme fatale and her young lover quickly grows into a deeper ...

The Jaffe Briefing - August 14, 2018

OCEANPORT - If it weren't for recently-adopted sports betting, one could assume Monmouth Park could easily go bankrupt and become the home to the latest sprawling condo complex, with plenty of space for Phase I, Phase II and even Phase III. The Asbury Park Press reports the non-profit that owns Monmouth Park owes $30 million to a management company who runs the racetrack.

The Anatomy of Escape by Mike Blue

The Anatomy of Escape: An Unconventional Adventure by Mike Blue (Available on Amazon)

 

Imagine that you could just say, “Chuck it,” and walk away from the bonds that keep you tied to what Mike Blue, author of The Anatomy of Escape: An Unconventional Adventure, defines as the restrictive Work-Consume-Die cycle. To most of us, becoming what Blue terms “a ...

People I've Known and Been: Little by Little by Rich Little

People I've Known and Been: Little by Little by Rich Little (Dog Ear Publishing, 2015)

 

Rich Little is a national treasure; a living encyclopedia of movie stars, comedians, and former presidents all wrapped into one dynamic package. Recently, my husband and I had the good fortune to see Little perform at the Tropicana in Las Vegas, where he has been doing his uncanny ...

Camino Island by John Grisham

Camino Island by John Grisham (Dell, 2017)

John Grisham is a very good story teller. His writing style is engaging, characters are usually well draw. But, somehow Camino Island, published in 2017, falls short of the rest of Grisham's work, and seems amateurish.

The novel begins with the heist of five precious manuscripts by F. Scott Fitzgerald from the Firestone Library at Princeton ...

ESSEX COUNTY EXECUTIVE DIVINCENZO ANNOUNCES THAT THE ESSEX COUNTY SCHOOLS OF TECHNOLOGY DISTRICT WILL END ITS BANKING RELATIONSHIP WITH WELLS FARGO

August 15, 2018

Essex County, NJ – Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. and the Essex County Schools of Technology District jointly announced on Wednesday, August 15th that the school district will be following Essex County’s lead and will be closing its accounts with Wells Fargo. The County Executive asked the school district to sever its ties with the bank to show a united ...

As Students Return to College, Cuomo Signs Anti-Hazing Legislation

ALBANY, NY – Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo on Monday signed anti-hazing legislation to help keep students safe as they go back to school.

The new law prohibits certain physical contact or requiring physical activity in any organization's initiating ceremony to prevent the deaths or serious injuries of students during fraternity pledging ceremonies.

"These hazing rituals are dangerous ...

Create a Bas-Relief Horse Head Tile At Harness Racing Museum

GOSHEN, NY – Join the Harness Racing Museum & Hall of Fame on Sunday, Aug. 19 from 1 to 3 p.m. and use sculpting tools to model air-dry terracotta clay into a bas-relief horse head tile. 

At just $10 per person the event promises to be both fun and affordable for those ages 8 and up.Scouts, Pony Club and 4-H members participate for free.  Preregistration ...

ESSEX COUNTY EXECUTIVE DIVINCENZO CALLS ON GOVERNOR MURPHY AND NJ DEP COMMISSIONER MCCABE TO REJECT PERMITS REQUESTED BY WILLIAMS TRANSCO

Increasing the Capacity of Roseland Gas Compressor Station would Pose Risk to the Environment and Public Safety

Essex County, NJ – Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. is calling on Governor Phil Murphy and NJ Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner Catherine McCabe to stop any additional permits from being issued to Williams Transco to increase the ...

Obituaries

Mar 9, 1978 - Jul 13, 2018
Christopher J. Barra, Sr., lifelong resident of Bloomfield, passed away on July 13, 2018 at the age ...
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Jun 10, 1983 - Jun 17, 2018
Ryan M. Lucas, 35 Proud Marine Veteran and Nutley Firefighter Ryan M. Lucas, a lifelong ...
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