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Cars Must Be Moved from Farrand Street Lot by Monday, Sept. 17

September 15, 2018

BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- As construction of a new mixed-use development begins at the abandoned Farrand Street property, residents are being asked to relocate their vehicles to the Glenwood Parking Garage and other surrounding lots. The last day cars can park at the Farrand Street lot is Monday, September 17. Permit holders need to contact and stop by Bloomfield Parking to be reassigned a parking ...

Wetlands Project, Water Meter Replacement Discussed at Bloomfield Conference Meeting

BLOOMFIELD, NJ– Two important items were discussed, and two proclamations were issued during the Bloomfield Township Council Conference Meeting held last night at the Law Enforcement Building.
Present at the meeting were Mayor Michael J. Venezia, First-Ward Councilwoman Jenny Mundell, Second-Ward Councilman Nicholas Joanow, Third-Ward Councilwoman Sarah Cruz, Councilwoman-At-Large ...

Booker, Menendez Condemn Supreme Court Nominee at New Brunswick Church

NEW BRUNSWICK - Senators Cory Booker and Robert Menendez joined with Rep. Frank Pallone today at Mt. Zion AME Church in the city to press their objections to U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and the Republicans senators in favor of his confirmation.

Booker, a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, again attacked GOP senators for refusing to release documents that Kavanaugh had ...

Gov. Murphy Uses Elijah's Promise Community Kitchen in $15 Minimum Wage Push

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Gov. Phil Murphy stood at a press conference in city Elijah's Promise Community Kitchen on Thursday to once again state his goal of raising the minimum wage in New Jersey to $15 an hour.

"We've seen study after study that shows there is no magic in what is now $8.60-an-hour (the current minimum wage). In Middlesex County, someone working full time for ...

Department of Veterans Affairs shares Guidelines for Properly Displaying the American Flag

As the community gets ready to celebrate Labor Day, and the Department of Veterans Affairs shared some helpful guidelines for showing respect to the symbol of the nation. Check out this helpful information before you fly the stars and stripes.

Traditional guidelines call for displaying the flag in public only from sunrise to sunset. However, the flag may be displayed at all times ...

Governor Signs Law Authorizing Assessments, Bonds to Replace Lead-Contaminated Water Lines

Gov. Phil Murphy has signed legislation that would allow Newark and other municipalities to levy special assessments and issue bonds to replace lead-contaminated service lines.

The legislation was co-sponsored by Assemblywomen Eliana Pintor Marin and Cleopatra Tucker, Democrats who both represent Newark.

“This law will put us one step closer to ensuring that our drinking water is ...

NJ PBA President Colligan and NJ FMBA President Donnelly Respond to Call to Reinstate Arbitration Cap

WOODBRIDGE/RAHWAY - New Jersey State Policemen's Benevolent Association President Patrick Colligan and New Jersey State Firefighters Mutual Benevolent Association President Ed Donnelly today released the following statement responding to Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo's call to reinstate former Governor Christie's 2-percent arbitration cap.

"It is disturbing to see ...

Water Service Interruption in area of Belleville Ave in Bloomfield

BLOOMFIELD, NJ - A mater main broke in Bloomfield causing a service interruption for homes and businesses. 

The Bloomfield Department of Engineering has released the following statement:

On Tuesday, August 14th, a service line was pulled on Belleville Avenue creating a substantial water main leak on the 12-inch line.

In order to repair it, there will be a substantial water ...

Bloomfield Takes Proactive Approach Dealing with Lead

BLOOMFIELD, NJ- Discussing the findings of recent lead testing in some resident homes was the subject of a Special Public Meeting hosted by Mayor Michael J. Venezia and the Township Council tonight (Monday, August 13) in the Media Center at Bloomfield Middle School.


Township Engineer Paul D. Lasek, Township Administrator Matthew Watkins and Township Director of Health and Human ...

Township of Bloomfield Announces Results of Lead Testing, Steps for Residents to Reduce Risk of Exposure

BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- The Township of Bloomfield announced that recent tests of 61 local homes found that 46 samples passed all state regulations, while 15 of them exhibited elevated lead levels, most likely due to old infrastructure within the homes such as lead piping or lead contained within older faucets and plumbing fixtures, not the township’s water supply. The testing is part of the ...


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Defending Democracy Part 2: The Importance of a Free Press, Sept. 12

September 6, 2018

NJ 11th for Change presents a conversation about this critical issue with journalist and MSNBC analyst Jonathan Alter, Professor Tara George, Head of the Journalism and Television/Digital Media programs at Montclair State U., and Joel Simon, Executive Director of the Committee to Protect Journalists; moderated by Peabody Award-winning radio-producer Julie Burstein. Admission is FREE, ...