Giving Back

May 26, 2020

BLOOMFIELD, NJ – With the annual Bloomfield Memorial Day Parade cancelled due to COVID-19, the township carried on with their Wreath Dedication Ceremony on Monday morning starting at the Civic Center and ending at the Soldiers and Sailors Monument. The event was be closed to the public but later ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ – Giving back to the Bloomfield community is in the DNA of Kevin Edwards since he was a child. Kevin Edwards, age 34 and a lifelong Bloomfield resident, is a senior air quality analyst at AKRF with over a decade of experience within the environmental consulting industry.  He ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ-- J.T. Murdoch Shoes, a fixture in Bloomfield Center, has been operating since 1888.  Now, on their fourth family generation of ownership, they provide full Pedorthic, Orthotic and Prosthetic products and services. In addition, J.T. Murdoch Shoes also carries leading consumer shoe ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ-- Many local restaurants have closed or have struggled to adapt to a take out only model.  This government mandated change has created a financial strain for eateries that specialized in dine-in food service.  Many restaurants have gotten creative in their offerings while others have ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ--Like so many people these days, Matt and Jenny Sollecito are working from home while managing child care for their two young daughters, Gabriella, age 3 and Malia, age 1.  These Bloomfield, NJ residents have found a way to combine a fun activity their oldest daughter could do ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ – The rich history of the African-American community was front and center during Bloomfield’s Township Council Regular Meeting on Monday evening, February 24, at  Town Hall Chambers in the Municipal Building. Three Proclamations were issued to the Historical Society of Bloomfield ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ – Bloomfield residents and local officials gathered for a celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. and the Reverend's legacy on Monday, January 20 at New Light Baptist Church.   The theme of the 18th annual service, ‘Facing the Challenge of a New Era: Building a Community Through ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ- Mac Adley-Hyppolite, Jr., known by locals as just Mac, is being recognized by the Bloomfield Mayor and Council on February 24th at 7 pm.  This will be done during a celebration of Bloomfield's Black History. Mac is a Bloomfield resident who is known to ride his bike around town ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- Over the last several months, Bloomfield volunteers collected thousands of clean plastic shopping bags and learned how to yarn and crochet them into insulated "dream mats." These mats were donated directly to citizens experiencing home insecurity in Essex County. Classes were held ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- As business owners attempt to recover from the fire that broke out at 55 Washington St. in late January, members of the Bloomfield Township Council and the Bloomfield Center Alliance are asking members of the public to pitch in at a fundraiser this Wednesday, February 5th from ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ--Every year at this time Anthony's Cheesecake owners Anthony Lauro and Phil Byrne take advantage of the frenzy that follows the Big Game and have turned it into an opportunity to support a cause that they feel strongly about.  While traditional football pools pay out the full ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- More than 300 children received a bag filled with toys at the Bloomfield Police Department’s annual holiday toy drive on Tuesday night.   Families lined up in the police department’s second floor courtroom and took a picture with Santa, played by Bloomfield resident Steve Tice, ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ - Levandoski - Grillo Funeral Home and the Bloomfield Bengals Girls Softball Team are co-hosting a toy drive Saturday Dec. 14. New, unwrapped toys can be dropped off at the funeral home between 12 p.m. and 3 p.m. As a part of the celebration of giving back to the community, there ...

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VERONA,  NJ-- BHHS Van Der Wende Properties, kicked off it's 33rd year with Toys for Tots on December 4th, at the Verona Inn.  Michael LiPari, of Bond Street Mortgage sponsored the event. BHHS Van Der Wende was honored to have 2 marines join them. Mario Monaco and Dominick Monaco were on hand to ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ-- The Bloomfield Cruisers Car Club, a nonprofit organization, will host its annual Toy Drive event this Friday, December 13, 6-9PM at Old Canal Inn in Nutley. The cover charge is $5 pp and an unwrapped toy valued about $15.   The Cruisers' event helps the Bloomfield Police ...

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Belleville, NJ – The Center of Excellence for Latino Health at Clara Maass Medical Center, a facility of RWJBarnabas Health recently received a grant in the amount of $2,500 from Investors Bank in Nutley. The Center of Excellence, which was established in 2016, was selected to receive the grant ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ - Levandoski - Grillo Funeral Home and the Bloomfield Bengals Girls Softball Team are co-hosting a toy drive Saturday Dec. 14. New, unwrapped toys can be dropped off at the funeral home between 12 p.m. and 3 p.m. As a part of the celebration of giving back to the community, there ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ - In what has become yet another firehouse tradition, the Bloomfield Fire Department has stepped up to the plate this October raising money for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Starting on October 1st, Local 19, the union representing Bloomfield firefighters, began selling special ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ – The Bloomfield Public Library Foundation has officially launched its online presence, bplnjfoundation.org, coinciding with Giving Tuesday, a day when many are inspired to give, collaborate, and celebrate generosity. The Library Foundation’s new website includes a secure online ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- Despite rain and wind, over 500 families took home Thanksgiving turkeys and sides on Sunday during Mayor Michael Venezia’s 4th annual Turkey give-away. The baskets contained a turkey, pie, string beans, stuffing, and cranberry sauce. Registration for the drive opened in ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ - Mayor Michael Venezia will host his fourth annual Thanksgiving Turkey Give-Away Sunday Nov. from 10:00 a.m. to 12 p.m. on the first floor of Bloomfield Town Hall. The location was changed due to the forecast. Motorists should note that Municipal Plaza will be closed from ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- Continuing a cherished local tradition, Mayor Michael Venezia will host his fourth annual Thanksgiving Turkey Give-Away this Sunday November 24 from 10:00am- 12:00pm in the back parking lot of Town Hall, 1 Municipal Plaza. The Mayor will be giving out turkeys and food baskets with ...

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Belleville, NJ -  Since its founding in 1869 as Newark German Hospital, what we now know as Clara Maass Medical Center has provided welcoming care for all types of people in all kinds of circumstances. Almost from the day it opened, the administrators and medical staff have seized opportunities to ...

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For Throwback Thursday, we reconnect with TAPinto TV's coverage of Mac's Bike Ride from Bloomfield to California. BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- Mac-Adley Hyppolite, Jr., better known as “Mac,” took off on May 1st for a cross-country biking journey to raise funds for St. Jude Children’s Research ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ - On Saturday, October 26, 2019, Sacred Heart Church will be hosting the 5th Annual Spirit Run/Walk 5K to benefit Mount Olivet Cemetery. Road closures will be in effect from 7 a.m.through 11 a.m.  Please see the attached map of the Race/Walk route in regards to road closures ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ--The Township of Bloomfield hosted it's first town-wide cleanup day on Saturday, October 19, with close to 100 residents participating in cleanup activities at more than 20 locations of their choosing across the town.  The day was organized by the Bloomfield Beautification Committee ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ – Top BMX bikers and skateboarders from across the region put their talents on display during the 18th Annual Joe Tiseo Memorial Skate Jam on Sunday, September 1 at the Joe Tiseo Memorial Skatepark in Bloomfield.   The Labor Day Weekend event was a celebration of the life and ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ-- On a beautiful late summer Sunday, Felton Field was filled with Bloomfield families who were came out for a bouncy house, music, pizza and, most importantly, backpacks and school supplies for their children starting school in September.   The well attended event also featured ...

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Bloomfield, N.J.- On Friday June 28th the VFW Post 711 on Broughton Ave recieved some free upgrades. This was made possible by volunteers from the Bloomfield Home Depot and Bloomfield Fire Department. Home Depot donated $6800 worth of building supplies. The volunteers spent the entire day replacing ...

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