Community Announcements

June 3, 2020

BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- The Bloomfield Health and Human Services Department has outlined step by step what the contact tracing process entails for residents that test positive for COVID-19. The purpose of contact tracing, is to retrace a person's steps leading up to the positive diagnosis and to reach ...

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MONTCLAIR, N.J. — June 2, 2020 — Family Service League (FSL), a nationally recognized nonprofit that aims to help strengthen and support families in need, has announced that it will move to a new office space at 440 Franklin Street, Suite 200 in Bloomfield, N.J. The organization is currently ...

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Essex County, NJ – Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. announced on Monday, June 1st that the 2020 Essex County Summer Music Concert Series and Fireworks displays have been cancelled because of the Coronavirus. “Our Summer Concert Series and Fireworks Spectaculars are much ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ-- At the close of tonight’s virtual vigil for peace and justice, which was attended by more than 2,000 viewers, Bloomfield’s mayor and council implored residents to join them in a show of solidarity against racism and injustice by leaving their porch lights on all weekend and hanging ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- Following the tragic death of George Floyd, Mayor Michael Venezia has announced a virtual vigil for tonight at 5:00pm.  The event will be open to the public and the Mayor will be joined by the Town Council as well as community faith leaders. Anyone that would like to attend the ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- The Bloomfield Health Department is offering free COVID-19 tests to residents starting June 4. Testing will be done on Tuesdays and Thursdays between 10:00am-2:00pm at varying locations.  “As the state and our township slowly begin to reopen, it is imperative that our residents ...

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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-- 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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BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- The Bloomfield Municipal Clerk's Office has released crucial information for pet owners in the township to keep track of. Despite the COVID-19 crisis, the Clerk’s office has continued to prioritize the safety of township pets.  “Over the next month there are a number of ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- The Bloomfield Health and Human Services Department is offering a number of critical services to residents to aid them in navigating the COVID-19 crisis. Residents requiring assistance may call the department at 973-680-4017 and leave a voicemail including their name and telephone ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- The Bloomfield Department of Parks, Recreation & Cultural Affairs is offering a free virtual programming series available to all residents beginning Friday, May 22. The series will allow residents to participate in a wide variety of classes for kids, adults and the whole ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ – Bloomfield Mayor Michael Venezia has announced that starting Monday at 6:00am, non-essential retail businesses will be allowed to open and the Township will designate areas for curbside pickup in order to assist local businesses in reopening. Curbside pickup will be limited to 15 ...

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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 -- 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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BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- On Monday, May 25, Bloomfield will hold a Memorial Day Wreath Dedication Ceremony starting at the Civic Center at 9:30am and ending at the Soldiers and Sailors Monument. The event will be closed to the public due to COVID-19 and will be broadcast on WBMATV later that ...

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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-- As New Jerseyans grapple with the COVID-19 crisis and take steps to keep our families and communities safe, many elements of our everyday routines have been altered significantly. As advised by the Governor, nonessential travel is discouraged, and as a result many of our cars and ...

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Bloomfield, NJ--Like most businesses in Bloomfield and across America, Brookdale Pet Center is seeing the effects of COVID-19.  Knowing that it's not just humans who are suffering during this time, the neighborhood pet store decided that they could leverage their customer base in order to provide ...

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TRENTON, NJ --  Governor Phil Murphy announced Wednesday afternoon that all state parks will be reopening and golf courses and county parks will be allowed to reopen.  Under the Governor's Executive Order, state parks will be open at sunrise on Saturday, May 2. Golf courses and County Parks will ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ-- We are living in extraordinary times. The Library wishes to capture and preserve our community's history during the COVID-19 pandemic. This special collection will become part of the Bloomfield Public Library's Local History Archive so future generations can learn from and ...

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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 -- 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-- 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 -- 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-- 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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BLOOMFIELD, NJ-- Despite the wind and cold temperatures last evening, many Bloomfield residents in the 1st ward (Central Bloomfield) anxiously awaited the arrival of the Easter Bunny.  Many were outside with jackets and hats while others gathered around their front windows to see the Easter Bunny ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ-- While Easter Egg hunts and other outdoor activities have been canceled this year, the Easter Bunny will still be making a special appearance throughout Bloomfield from Thursday, 4/9 through Saturday, 4/11.  The Bloomfield Fire Department will be driving the bunny around in a fire ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ – TAPinto Bloomfield, the only independent news operation dedicated solely to covering Bloomfield, set a single-month record for readership in March. The over 500% increase in page views from February is directly attributed to the news site’s COVID-19 coverage, as we continue to ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- Just a reminder for those residents who have not yet responded to the 2020 Census to do so as soon as possible. The Census questionnaire takes just minutes to complete and is available online at https://2020census.gov/en.html. The response rate in Bloomfield as of March 29 is only ...

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