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Community Announcements

August 4, 2021

BLOOMFIELD, NJ-- The weather cooperated and many residents took advantage of it by coming out to Foley Field last evening for the National Night Out Celebration.  The event was a great opportunity for our local public safety departments, department heads and elected officials to enjoy an evening ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ-- For the third straight contest, the Bloomfield Fire Department defeated the Bloomfield Police Department on the diamond 20-8 during this year's National Night Out festivities at Memorial Park.  The annual game between the bravest and finest was followed by free food and ...

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NEW JERSEY --  What's in a name? In New Jersey, a lot, especially for icons who are well known throughout the world.  On Tuesday, commemorated as National New Jersey Day, Governor Phil Murphy announced that nine service areas along the Garden State Parkway will be renamed after New Jersey icons and ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ-- By the end of the summer, up to 75 Bloomfield children will have completed a comprehensive week-long Junior Police academy that will prepare them for a future in public safety. The academy was open to students currently in 6th, 7th and 8th grade. By the end of their week, the ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ-- The Township of Bloomfield is planning to reinstate commuter shuttle bus service.  In an attempt to provide the best possible service to Bloomfield residents, they are asking for your input. The survey only takes 2 - 3 minutes to complete and schedule and routes changes could be ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ-- The Bloomfield Police, Fire and Rec Center have teamed up for Bloomfield's National Night Out event. On Tuesday, August 3rd, Foley Field will be the setting for a Bloomfield Police vs. Bloomfield Fire softball game, free pizza, Dunk a Cop in the dunk tank, emergency vehicle ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ-- Governor Phil Murphy is expected in Bloomfield today, July 22, to sign a legislative package to address lead exposure and protect New Jersey’s families from lead poisoning.   The event is scheduled to take place at 11 a.m. at 22 Foster Street.  Governor Murphy will be joined ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ - Seems like more than normal, but once again, there's a severe thunderstorm watch from the National Weather Service issued through 11 p.m. this evening. In New Jersey, there are five counties on the list, including Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Passaic and Union. National Weather ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ - Tropical Storm Elsa is due to arrive in New Jersey tonight. Although Bloomfield is not in the direct path of the storm, there is a chance the cyclone can move and make an impact on the township.  The National Weather Service has issued a tropical storm warning this morning for ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ-- The Friends of Watsessing Park Conservancy is inviting you to the Watsessing Park Pollinator Event.    The event is scheduled for Saturday, July 17th 9AM-12PM with a rain date Sunday, July 18th.    Stop by The Friends of Watsessing Park Conservancy Butterfly Garden to learn how ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ--In an effort to make parking safer and increase the number of available spots, the township has added more reverse-angle parking spaces on Glenwood Ave. With this method of parking, car doors no longer open towards traffic and getting out of a space will be much easier. Please watch ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ — A 9-foot-tall bronze replica of the Statue of Liberty, referred to as Little Lady Liberty arrived in Elizabeth Wednesday to spend Independence Day weekend with her sister statue.  "The City of Elizabeth was proud to play a role in the arrival of the Sister Statue of Liberty at ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ-- Due to the extreme heat over the past few days, Bloomfield has made a cooling center available to anyone who needs to cool down.  The Civic Center (84 Broad St) will be open as a cooling  center today, 6/30 from 10am-10pm. Please check on your elderly neighbors, stay hydrated ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ--  Earlier this morning a tractor trailer exited the Garden State Parkway at exit 150 and likely caught the overhead wires, pulling down a telephone pole across Hoover Avenue.  The driver of the vehicle left the scene, but witnesses reported the incident. Currently, Hoover Avenue ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ-- As we approach Independence Day, there seems to be an official fireworks show nearly every evening.  Unfortunately, in addition to the legal shows, local residents tend to light illegal fireworks as well. Illegal fireworks such as firecrackers, skyrockets and Roman Candles are ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ — The County of Essex be providing free COVID-19 vaccines at the Brookdale Park fireworks and concert spectacular this Thursday, July 1. Just look for the new Mobile Health Unit. The much-loved Essex County Fireworks Spectacular returns to Brookdale Park after a free concert ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ--This morning, Bloomfield Township held a ribbon cutting ceremony for its newest natural resource amenity Lion Gate Park, which serves as an active recreational park and environmental restoration. The Lion Gate Park project is the culmination of nearly two decades of work by the ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- Bloomfield Township is set to hold a ribbon cutting ceremony for its newest natural resource amenity Lion Gate Park, which serves as an active recreational park and environmental restoration. The Lion Gate Park project is the culmination of nearly two decades of work by the ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- The African American community has always been a vibrant part of Bloomfield. The recent proclamation of the Juneteenth holiday by the township and state, will be celebrated by Bloomfield township which will be hosting its first Juneteenth festival. Juneteenth is the oldest known ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ-- As reiterated in last weeks Township Council meeting, the Memorial Day Parade, honoring fallen heroes, will take place in Bloomfield on Monday, May 31st.  The parade is hosted by The Bloomfield Parks, Recreation & Cultural Affairs Department.  The 2020 parade was canceled ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- Mayor Venezia will join third ward Councilwoman Sarah Cruz for a community meeting on Wednesday, June 2 at 7pm. The meeting will be broadcast live on the township Facebook page in addition to Zoom.  “Please join us for a community meeting to discuss what is going on in the ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ - The Bloomfield Health Department Registration closes tomorrow, May 28, 2021 for the 'Back 2 School Store' program.  The program is open to Bloomfield and Glen Ridge residents. Bloomfield Human Services is now registering eligible Bloomfield families for the 'Back 2 School Store' ...

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 BLOOMFIELD, NJ-- Bloomfield will be holding it's first ever Juneteenth celebration on Saturday, June 19th 2021. The event, running from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m., will take place on Glenwood Avenue, beginning at Washington Street and ending at Lackawanna Plaza. In 2019, Mayor Michael Venezia ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ-- Each year at Glendale Cemetery, local Boy Scout troops take part in planting American flags on the graves of US military veterans in honor of Memorial Day.   Today, Troop 22, Pack 22 and one representative from Troop 19 Girls, in addition to members of the Bloomfield Fire ...

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Trenton, N.J.—May 18, 2021—The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (NJBPU) and the Department of Community Affairs (DCA) today announced that May 17-21 is “Utility Assistance Week,” dedicated to increasing residents’ awareness of the various programs available to support those who have fallen ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ--Today, Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. announced that the expansion of the All-Access Playground has been completed and the renovation of the rubberized walking track has started in Essex County Watsessing Park. The two projects are part of the County Executive’s ...

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Bloomfield/East Orange, NJ – On Tuesday, May 18th, Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. will announce that the expansion of the All-Access Playground has been completed and the renovation of the rubberized walking track has started in Essex County Watsessing Park. The two projects are ...

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NEW JERSEY — Colonial Pipeline Co. announced in a statement late Wednesday evening that the pipeline that was shutdown by a ransomware hack last week was going to restart and begin operating again.  “Following this restart, it will take several days for the product delivery supply chain to ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- Mayor Venezia will join first ward Councilwoman Jenny Mundell for a community meeting on Thursday, May 20 at 7pm. The meeting will be broadcast live on the township Facebook page in addition to Zoom.  “Please join us for our second community meeting of the month if you live in ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- Bloomfield is continuing to make infrastructure improvements in town with work to begin on Glenwood Ave. this Thursday. The work will take approximately two days to complete and will include all of Glenwood Ave. from the East Orange border to Lackawanna Place.  “As part of our ...

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