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Bloomfield Mayor Michael Venezia Hosts Donation Drive for Hurricane Fiona Relief

September 27, 2022

BLOOMFIELD, NJ – The Township of Bloomfield is holding a donation drive this Saturday, October 1, at Fire Headquarters to support residents of Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic who have been impacted by the devastation caused by Hurricane Fiona. 

“Thank you to all the residents who have already donated to support this important cause,” said Mayor Michael Venezia.

North Caldwell Fire Department Celebrating 100th Anniversary on Saturday, 9/24

On Saturday, September 24th, the North Caldwell Fire Department will celebrate a century of service to the residents and Borough of North Caldwell. Formed on April 22, 1922, as the North Caldwell Engine Company No. 1, the fire department began serving the growing community of North Caldwell, following the destructive mill fire the previous year.

Saturday’s event will feature a private ...

Morris Canal Greenway Hike in Bloomfield to Resume

BLOOMFIELD, NJ-- Would you like to explore the path of the Morris Canal through Bloomfield, then take a bus ride for an additional two miles stopping at the newly reclaimed section of the Greenway at Oak Tree Lane? The hike will be conducted by long-time Canal Society of New Jersey member and Morris Canal enthusiast, Ron Rice and Bloomfield Councilman, Rich Rockwell.

Space is limited ...

Township of Bloomfield Issues Guidance to Residents Regarding Spotted Lanternfly

BLOOMFIELD, NJ – At the most recent Township Council Meeting, Tom Purtell, Bloomfield’s forester since 2019 gave a brief presentation about the sharp increase in spotted lanternflies in town, advising residents to refer to the New Jersey Department of Agriculture for information on how to control an infestation.

This insect has the potential to greatly impact agricultural crops and ...

Bloomfield Farmers Market Seeking Vendors

BLOOMFIELD, NJ-- The Bloomfield Community Farmers Market is seeking vendors to participate in the weekly market for the remainder of 2022. The market is held in the Bloomfield Public Library courtyard, 90 Broad St, every Tuesday, 3:30 - 6:30pm,and runs through October 25.  

The market already offers a wide variety of specialty foods, crafts and activities for ...

Bloomfield Recognizes Backpack Giveaway Sponsors

BLOOMFIELD, NJ-- Mayor Michael Venezia and the Township Council hosted their annual backpack giveaway on August 28th at Felton Field.  The event was a success and approximately 300 backpacks were distributed to Bloomfield school children in grades Pre-K through 8th grade for the upcoming school year. 

In addition to backpacks, many Bloomfield businesses also donated their time, ...

Bloomfield ANCHOR Property Tax Relief Program Applications Arriving via Mail

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 relief program. 

“We want to make sure the residents of Bloomfield ...

Bloomfield Center Celebrates Local Dining with 2022 Restaurant Week

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — For the third straight year, the Bloomfield Center Alliance is hosting Bloomfield Center Restaurant Week from September 28th – October 2nd to promote downtown restaurants.  This year close to fifteen different eateries are offering a mix of pre-fixe menus and special deals that are sure to satisfy a wide variety ...

Murphy Announces Land Purchase For Essex-Hudson Greenway Project

NEWARK, NJ — Gov. Phil Murphy came to Newark's best-known green spot to announce that a nine-mile disused railway line has been officially acquired to create a new state park that will weave a new green open space thread from New Jersey's suburbs to its cities. 

"We had the partners, and we had the plan. But what we did not have was title to the land. But today, ...

Bloomfield Recreation Department Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

BLOOMFIELD, NJ--In Celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, The Bloomfield Parks Recreation and Cultural Affairs presents "Unidos Para Siempre" Exhibit, featuring ten local artists.

The artists featured are Josie Barriero, Adam Cruz, Ray Arvelo, Sylvia Padilla, Renzo Florez, Fausto Sevila, Stanley Gavidia, Judyann Affronti and Alma Valles.

The exhibit runs from September 1st ...

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NJEDA To Open Food Security Planning Grant Program Application September 27

TRENTON, NJ - The New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA) announced that it will open applications for its $1.5 million Food Security Planning Grant Program on Tuesday, September 27. This competitive program offers grants ranging from $75,000 to $125,000 to municipal governments, county governments, and redevelopment agencies to develop plans to improve food ...

NJEDA to Host Main Street Micro Business Loan Program Virtual Information Session

The New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA) is hosting a webinar for one of its new programs -- the Main Street Micro Business Loan -- to provide low-cost financing to New Jersey micro businesses in need of working capital to support future business operating expenses.

The Main Street Micro Business Loan will offer financing of up to $50,000 to eligible micro businesses in New ...

New Jersey's Reintroduction to Regional Rail

NEW JERSEY — Thousands of New Jerseyans every year take the regional Amtrak train, mostly from Newark, Metropark and Trenton.

The regional trains are a step below the faster, more expensive Acela, and a step above New Jersey Transit trains trundling locally along the same main line between New York City and Philadelphia (with SEPTA).

Over the decades, I had taken the regionals ...

Bloomfield Mayor Michael Venezia Hosts Donation Drive for Hurricane Fiona Relief

September 27, 2022

BLOOMFIELD, NJ – The Township of Bloomfield is holding a donation drive this Saturday, October 1, at Fire Headquarters to support residents of Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic who have been impacted by the devastation caused by Hurricane Fiona. 

“Thank you to all the residents who have already donated to support this important cause,” said Mayor Michael Venezia.

North Caldwell Fire Department Celebrating 100th Anniversary on Saturday, 9/24

On Saturday, September 24th, the North Caldwell Fire Department will celebrate a century of service to the residents and Borough of North Caldwell. Formed on April 22, 1922, as the North Caldwell Engine Company No. 1, the fire department began serving the growing community of North Caldwell, following the destructive mill fire the previous year.

Saturday’s event will feature a private ...

Upcoming Events

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Fri, September 30, 4:00 PM

St Thomas the Apostle School, Bloomfield

Bloomfield Food Truck & Music Festival

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Sat, October 1, 10:00 AM

237 Lorraine Ave., Upper Montclair

FREE SHRED EVENT

Sat, October 1, 12:00 PM

Van Riper House, Nutley

Van Riper House Fall Fun Fest

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Thu, October 6, 7:00 PM

Wellmont Arts Plaza, Montclair

Boogie Night @ The Wellmont; A Silent Headphone ...

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Sat, October 8, 7:30 AM

Orange Reservoir, West Orange

Sea Turtle Recovery's 5K Cold Stun Run/Walk

'The Caretaker' Builds to a Crescendo

MADISON, NJ - Leave it to Harold Printer to provide us with a soul-searching, radically uncomfortable glimpse into human frailty, clashes and what could be our lives.

This all takes place in a run down house in West London, probably in the 1960s.  It’s a bitter cold winter as well. The flat is owned by Mick (Jon Barker) who provides a place to live for his younger brother Aston ...

'Scab' Deals with Race Relations and More

UNION, NJ - “Scab” takes a tough, emotional look at working class life in a factory town near the ‘Mexican border. Edward (John Anthony Torres) has been hired to be trained as a foreman for a factory that is moving its location to Mexico.  Gilda (Monica Wyche), the current foreman, is assigned to train him… and replace her, no doubt, for less ...

Dr. Laurie W. Newell selected as the 2023 Regional Superintendent of the Year for Region I

September 23, 2022

Trenton, New Jersey -- Essex Regional Educational Services Commission Superintendent, Dr. Laurie W. Newell, has been selected by the New Jersey Association of School Administrators (NJASA) as the 2023 Regional Superintendent of the Year for Region I; she is one of three Regional Superintendents of the Year for 2023. This distinction honors leadership in school administration whose commitment to ...

Plane Veers Off Runway at Essex County Airport Friday

FAIRFIELD, NJ -- A propeller plan piloted by an elderly male from Queens, N.Y. ran off the runway at Essex County Airport late Friday morning.

Fairfield Police Chief Anthony Manna reported that at approximately at 11:32 a.m., the Fairfield Police Department was notified of an airplane crash at the Essex County Airport. Police, fire and EMS were immediately dispatched to the ...

Murphy: NJ is Repairing and Preparing One Year after Tropical Storm Ida

September 1, 2022

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Mayor Shawn Lipani welcomed Gov. Phil Murphy and other federal, state and local officials on the first anniversary of Tropical Storm Ida to assess progress made since the devastating storm crippled New Jersey, killing 30 people and causing an estimated $95 billion in damages to homes, businesses, schools and infrastructure.

Two people died in Hillsborough during the ...

TAPinto Wayne Celebrates 1 Million Pageviews and Counting in 2022

WAYNE, NJ — TAPinto Wayne and its owner/publisher Jon “Ferris” Meredith are celebrating two milestones — 1 million pageviews, and counting, in 2022, and the third anniversary of his TAPinto franchise, which he launched on his birthday, September 9, 2019.

It’s the second time in three years  that the local news and digital marketing ...

Tips for Small Businesses to Get Media Exposure

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ — Small business owners have faced unprecedented challenges during the last two years. Many have had to rethink their whole business model altogether. Communicating with customers and clients is more important now than it’s ever been.

The pandemic has changed the way we conduct our daily lives. Protecting public health meant changing how many businesses ...

The Garden State Parkway Murders by Christian Barth

The Garden State Parkway Murders by Christian Barth. (Wild Blue Press, 2020).

 

Memorial Day Weekend, 1969. Two college girls from Pennsylvania had spent a typical “down the shore” mini-vacation in Ocean City, NJ, a beach mecca for South Jerseyans and Philadelphians. Susan Davis and Elizabeth Perry enjoyed breakfast at the Somerset Point Diner at 5:00 a.m. before leaving ...

As I Knew Him: My Dad, Rod Serling by Anne Serling

As I Knew Him: My Dad, Rod Serling by Ane Serling (Commonwealth, 2021)

 

In her memoir, As I Knew Him: My Dad, Rod Serling, Anne Serling sets out to accomplish three goals. First, she needs to confront her grief regarding the early death of her beloved father. Second, she desires to learn more about the professional “dimension” of her father’s remarkable life as a ...

Cats in the Navy by Scot Christenson

Cats in the Navy by Scot Christenson. (Naval Institute Press, 2022)

 

Cats in the Navy is one of those unusual little gems  that has appeal for several types of people. If you are a cat lover, check! This book is for you! If you enjoy historical photographs, check! You might want a copy of this volume. If someone in your family is in the Navy or has a nautical background, check! ...

The Hotel Nantucket

 The Hotel Nantucket by Elin Hilderbrand. (Little, Brown, 2022)

 

Ladies,  the latest Elin Hilderbrand novel to tuck into your beach bag has arrived. It is The Hotel Nantucket.  Although this is Hilderbrand’s 27th book about her beloved island, this charming novel has a more whimsical tone than many of the others and will provide a few hours of pleasant romance and ...

bergenPAC ANNOUNCES FREESTYLE FLASHBACK, WILLIAM SHATNER, GILBERTO SANTA ROSA, AND FOGHAT

September 28, 2022

Englewood, NJ -  bergenPAC continues its mission of diverse programming by adding an eclectic lineup in 2023 that starts with Freestyle Flashback on January 14 at 8:00 p.m., a special concert event that features some of the best pop-dance and Freestyle artists of the 80s and 90s like George LaMond, Judy Torres, Brenda K Starr, and more.

“Trekkies” can enjoy a screening of ...

Masters of Illusion Live starring magicians Dan Sperry, Wayne, NJ’s own Michael Turco, and Naathan Phan

Masters of Illusion Live starring magicians Dan Sperry, Wayne, NJ’s own Michael Turco, and Naathan Phan is coming to the bergenPAC October 14 at 8:00 p.m.

Believe the impossible!  The hit television series on The CW, Masters of Illusion, breaks out of the box and into bergenPAC. Nothing beats the experience of seeing a magic show in person and this one serves up the time-honored art ...

Empower The Village Honored Successful Black Entrepreneurs with ‘North Star’ Awards and Hosted ‘Power Hitters’ at Inaugural Power Swing Classic Golf Event

A celebration of economic empowerment and entrepreneurship was in full swing last month when Empower The Village, Inc. (ETV), a New Jersey-based 501(c)3 nonprofit organization with a 25-state footprint, hosted its inaugural Power Swing Classic & North Star Awards golf tournament and fundraiser at Fiddler’s Elbow Country Club in Bedminster, NJ.  Over 140 golfers and ...