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Bloomfield Mayor Venezia and Council Members 'Help Bag Hunger' at Brookdale ShopRite

September 22, 2018

BLOOMFIELD, NJ – Yes, you saw correctly!  That was Mayor Michael Venezia bagging groceries Friday afternoon at Brookdale ShopRite in Bloomfield.  It was all part of ShopRite’s Partners In Caring “Help Bag Hunger” annual initiative during National Hunger Action Month.

This year, Brookdale ShopRite owner Neil Greenstein donated 50% of value of every item ...

Mayor Venezia to Bag Groceries today at Brookdale ShopRite to 'Help Bag Hunger'

BLOOMFIELD, NJ - Mayor Michael Venezia will bag groceries today at the Brookdale ShopRite at 2 p.m. as a part of the ShopRite Partners In Caring “Help Bag Hunger” project during National Hunger Action Month. Brookdale ShopRite owner Neil Greenstein donated 20% of value of every item bagged.

Last year Venezia bagged on aisle nine, and ...

Tuesday is Sunday at Essex Junction in Bloomfield Center for National Cheeseburger Day

BLOOMFIELD, NJ - Today is National Cheeseburger Day, and Essex Junction in Bloomfield Center is celebrating by offering their Sunday afternoon specials today. National Cheeseburger Day is celebrated each year on September 18. 

In recognition of National Cheeseburger Day, owner Jeremy Goldberg and his team are offering their Sunday specials today. The specials include $12 ...

Bahar LLC Recalls Frozen, Raw Beef Dumpling Products Produced Without Benefit of Inspection

WASHINGTON, Sept. 4, 2018 – Bahar LLC., a Clifton, N.J. establishment, is recalling approximately 2,344 pounds of frozen, raw beef dumplings products that were produced without the benefit of federal inspection, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.
 
The frozen, raw beef dumpling items were produced from May 2, 2018 to ...

Jazzy Vegetarian Reveals The Secret Of Pumpkin Spice

Pumpkin spice, or pumpkin pie spice, is a combination of warm spices originally blended to create the spice blend for pumpkin pie. From time to time a “food journalist” will get their knickers in a twist and write ad nauseam about the final product not containing any pumpkin. ARGH! Keep in mind that spaghetti sauce does not contain any spaghetti and cake frosting does not contain any ...

Escape to the Islands on October 7, Right in Bloomfield

BLOOMFIELD, NJ - Brookdale Reformed Church on Bellevue Ave in Bloomfield NJ will host 'A Taste of the Caribbean' on the afternoon of Sunday October 7. 

The event is a part of the congregation's celebration of their faith community with food and music from the homeland of the members. The congregation celebrated the Asian heritage of congregants this past Spring.

A suggested ...

23 Skiddoo Café Perks Up Watsessing Heights Neighborhood

BLOOMFIELD, NJ--23 Skiddoo Café is a brand new café in the Watsessing Heights area of Bloomfield that opened in late June. It is named after the 20th century American slang phrase and caters to the neighboring residents, bringing life to the once vacant building.

Owner Hodge Halili is from Glen Ridge and has devoted more than 25 years to the catering industry. He surveyed the ...

New Jersey Baker to Appear on Television Bake-Off Show, "Bake It Like Buddy"

UNION, NJ - When Juan Fernando Lopez came to the United States from Honduras, he never dreamed that someday he’d own a renowned, successful bakery.  And he never could have imagined that one day he would be a contestant on a television bake-off show.

But Lopez, owner of Conca D’Oro Pastry Shop on Stuyvesant Avenue, did just that -- and more.  Lopez will appear on ...

Empire Kosher Chicken Contaminated with Salmonella




WASHINGTON, DC –  As Rosh Hashanah begins the Jewish High Holy Days at sundown on September 9, the federal government has issued a warning about the possible contamination of Empire Kosher chicken, a popular brand in Bloomfield. The Empire Kosher brand raw chicken items, which may include raw whole chicken and raw chicken parts, were produced and sold to ...

Mushroom Poisonings on the Rise in the Garden State

NEWARK, NJ – A good portion of the summer has been plagued by soaring temperatures, high humidity and soaking rains – the perfect recipe for a dangerous mushroom season in the Garden State. So far, 45 mushroom exposure cases were managed by the medical experts at the NJ Poison Control Center since the beginning of July, the agency announced in a press ...

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