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January 24, 2023

BLOOMFIELD, NJ – Mayor Michael Venezia wants Bloomfield residents to be aware of a recent major change to NJ FamilyCare, which ensures all children will be eligible to apply for health insurance. “As of January 1, 2023, all children under the age of 19 may now apply for NJ FamilyCare regardless ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ –  Mayor Michael Venezia is urging residents to apply for the NJ Division of Taxation’s ANCHOR – Affordable New Jersey Communities for Homeowners and Renters – property tax relief program. Governor Phil Murphy and the State of NJ recently extended the application deadline to February ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ-- As a result of a collaboration between Bloomfield College and the Bloomfield Center Alliance, a vacant downtown storefront now displays some eclectic winter-themed art.  The windows and doors at 625 Bloomfield Avenue are now home to an artistic display of eclectic reindeers and ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - With nearly 800 signatures collected in less than a week, several Montclair residents have come together to push back against the plan for the Lackawanna Plaza development project. Though residents have expressed the need for a supermarket at the location, since Pathmark vacated ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ--It is officially 2023 but we here at the Bloomfield Center Alliance (BCA) are still reflecting on some of the amazing moments that happened in Bloomfield's downtown. They have compiled a list of our TOP TEN moments from the last year. Facade Grant Program The Bloomfield Center ...

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WOODBRIDGE, NJ — Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin (D–Dist 19) praises the statewide minimum wage increase as “a monumental accomplishment” that will greatly benefit New Jersey’s workforce. New Year's Day, New Jersey's minimum wage rose from $13 to $14.13 per hour. The minimum wage for workers who ...

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For the seventh year in a row, the Bloomfield Center Alliance (BCA) challenged the businesses in Bloomfield Center to compete in a holiday themed design contest. This year there was an exciting twist. Instead of the usual window design, each business who signed up was given a 4’ tree and given the ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ – The Montclair Historical Center (MHC) has been awarded a grant by the New Jersey Historical Commission (NJHC), officials announced this week. The first round of awards for its FY 2023 Inclusive History Grant Program (IHGP), is designed to further its vital purpose to investigate ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ--After months of back-and-forth and wrangling between the Township and developer, the combination Taco Bell/Wendy’s proposed for the old Friendly’s location on Broad Street was denied approval from the Bloomfield Planning Board. The meeting, held as a special session which went late ...

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Thanks to a grant commitment received earlier this year from the State of New Jersey Main Street New Jersey Office, the Bloomfield Center Alliance has added a few things to the downtown’s streetscape to help beautify the commercial district.  Earlier this summer, it purchased and installed brackets ...

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The Suburban Essex Chamber of Commerce recently awarded some of their local businesses that have made major capital investments/improvements to their property and businesses that celebrated an anniversary in a five-year increment, citing confidence in the local business community. This event ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ-- If you have kids, and you're struggling to find time to get out and handle your holiday shopping, have a date night or just looking for some free time, the Bloomfield Parks, Recreation & Cultural Affairs Department has a solution for you. The Department has brought back ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Business owners and the Bloomfield Center Alliance welcome shoppers to Bloomfield Center to participate in its third annual Holiday Hunt event filled with music, festive activities, and prize giveaways while hunting for holiday gifts! Bloomfield Center’s 2022 Holiday Hunt will ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ-- On Saturday morning from 9-11, the Bloomfield Parks, Recreation & Cultural Affairs Department hosted a Veteran's Resource Fair at Bloomfield High School.  The event was open to all military veterans and active service members and was set up to help those who served the US ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ – The Bloomfield Department of Health & Human Services, the Neighbor to Neighbor Network, and the Bloomfield Fire Department are all working in collaboration with Mayor Michael Venezia and the Bloomfield Council to educate residents on the benefits of renters insurance. “Over ...

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UNION, NJ – A ribbon-cutting ceremony at the newly-remodeled Union Funeral Home was held on Sunday for residents, guests and township officials, with tours of the 10,000 sq. ft. space and its state-of-the-art technology. “The ribbon-cutting is to showcase our new look and share with the ...

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(UNION, NJ) --After a $400,000 renovation, Union Funeral Home and its new owner Nicholas J. Grillo will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony where the community is invited to tour the newly-remodeled facility, meet with community resource providers, and enjoy free refreshments. Grillo is also the ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — The construction of a five-story, 137,000-square-foot cancer center at Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center (CBMC) in Livingston is now underway following a groundbreaking ceremony held at the site of the $225-million project on Tuesday night. The freestanding outpatient facility, ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ –  Mayor Michael Venezia wants Bloomfield residents to be aware that they will soon be receiving mailers from the NJ Division of Taxation with filing information and an application for the 2019 ANCHOR – Affordable New Jersey Communities for Homeowners and Renters – property tax ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - Recreational cannabis sales to the public began in Montclair on Friday at Ascend Wellness medical marijuana dispensary, officials announced. According to published reports, last week, officials at Ascend Wellness stated that it was set to begin selling adult-use cannabis at its ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ--This week is National Farmers Market Week. You can help celebrate in Bloomfield by coming out to the Bloomfield Public Library Courtyard on Tuesday, August 9th from 330pm to 630pm There are many great vendors selling fruits, vegetables, food, treats and snacks. There is also a ...

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The road has been a long and winding one for owner Mark Costa, but the future is coming into focus for VaritageBrew Works, Bloomfield first microbrewery. As construction progresses at the brewery’s future location at 58 Washington Street, we had the chance to sit down with Mark for a conversation ...

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NEW JERSEY — The price of gas in New Jersey is heading down as the Fourth of July weekend gets closer. The average price of a gallon of unleaded is $4.85, according to AAA. That's down 2 cents from yesterday and 9 cents from last week. Drivers are paying $1.71 more than this time last ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ--Don't forget that every Tuesday from June 7th through October 25th, the 2022 Bloomfield Community Farmers Market will be held in the Bloomfield Public Library Courtyard, 90 Broad St, from 3:30 - 6:30 p.m. There are 7 confirmed vendors that are participating weekly  Aunt Miss ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ – The Township of Bloomfield announced the opening of the Bloomfield Community Farmer's Market with the intention of increasing access to fresh, local produce for Bloomfield residents and surrounding communities. The weekly market will reopen on Tuesday, June 7 and run every Tuesday ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ-- The Bloomfield Community Farmers Market is returning on June 7th and will run through October. The market will take place every Tuesday from 3:30pm to 6:30pm in the Library Courtyard located at 90 Broad St.

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Bloomfield, NJ – New parents have been struggling to find formula to feed their babies ever since one of the largest manufacturers of several popular powdered baby formula products in the nation was shut down in February of this year. Shelves in Bloomfield grocery stores and pharmacies have been ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ-- With Dinner Under the Stars, Summer Cruise Nights, and many other downtown events coming soon to Bloomfield Center, the question of parking has come up by many as a concern.    The Bloomfield Center Alliance wants to make sure everyone knows where they can park in Bloomfield ...

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TRENTON, NJ – In celebration of National Small Business Week, the New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA) has announced plans to open applications for its Micro Business Loan next month, which will make additional funding resources available through the Authority’s Main Street Recovery ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - A store located on Valley Road in Montclair has sold a lottery ticket worth $50,000, officials announced. According to New Jersey Lottery reports, the $50,000 ticket was for the Powerball drawing on April 16. Two tickets matched four of the five white balls and the Powerball ...

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