Government

May 20, 2020

BLOOMFIELD, NJ – The Bloomfield Township Council’s regular meeting on Monday was again held via video conference with council members participating from their homes and offices.  All consent resolutions were approved, including the award of a contract to Third River Urban Park and Flood Plain ...

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TRENTON, NJ-- Bloomfield Town Administrator Matthew Watkins was one of 33 members appointed to The NJ Restart and Recovery Advisory Council.  The Governor’s Restart and Recovery Advisory Council brings together leaders from diversity industry groups and community organizations throughout New Jersey ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Gov. Phil Murphy’s leadership during the coronavirus pandemic has catapulted him to one of the most liked governors in New Jersey history, according to the latest Rutgers-Eagleton Poll. Echoing the highs reached by governors Thomas Kean, Christine Todd Whitman and Chris ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ – With uncertainty continuing to loom over municipal operations across the country, Bloomfield introduced their 2020 Township Budget at Monday’s Council Conference Meeting. The meeting was held via video conference with council members participating from their homes and offices ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ – Bloomfield Township Council conducted their Regular Meeting on Monday via video conference with council members participating from their homes and offices. With the proceedings closed to the public and livestreamed on the township’s Facebook page, YouTube and WBMA-TV, there was ...

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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 – At the start of Bloomfield’s Township Council Conference Meeting on Monday night, Mayor Michael Venezia announced that Bloomfield now has 305 known cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19). Like both March council meetings, Monday’s session was closed to the public due to concerns over ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ – For the second time this month, and for the foreseeable future, the Bloomfield Township Council Meeting was closed to the public on Monday, March 30, due to concerns over the spreading of Coronavirus (COVID-19). Unfortunately, the rapidly spreading virus has claimed the lives of ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- Mayor Michael Venezia has issued an Executive Order declaring a state of emergency in Bloomfield. The order authorizes all township departments to take appropriate action to assist in containing, preparing for, responding to, and recovering from this COVID-19 outbreak. “Since ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ – It was an unprecedented situation for Bloomfield’s Township Council as the scheduled monthly Conference Meeting was closed to the public and media on Monday, March 16, due to concerns over the spreading of Coronavirus (COVID-19). The meeting, held in the conference room of the ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- The Township of Bloomfield’s March 16 Council meeting will be closed to the general public in an effort to prevent the possible spread of the Covid-19 Coronavirus. The meeting will be streamed live on channel 35 (Comcast), channel 30 (Verizon), YouTube or Facebook Live. A link for ...

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NUTLEY, NJ – Representatives from The Township of Bloomfield participated in the 42nd Annual St. Patrick's Day Parade on Saturday, March 7, in neighboring Nutley. Notable marchers with strong ties to Bloomfield included President of the Essex County Board of Chosen Freeholders Brendan Gill, ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ – It looks like Bloomfield may soon be in the clear when it comes to their water supply. While speaking to stakeholders during a First-Ward Community Meeting on Tuesday, March 3 at the Bloomfield Public Library, Mayor Michael Venezia and Councilwoman Jenny Mundell shared good news ...

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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 – Presentations regarding the PSE&G Transmission Line update and the 2020 Bloomfield Center Alliance outlook were at the forefront of Bloomfield’s Township Council Conference Meeting on Monday evening, February 10, at Town Hall Council Chambers in the Municipal ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- The Township of Bloomfield has taken another important step in becoming more sustainable, recently purchasing and putting into use four new Chevy Bolts. These electric-powered vehicles were purchased with funding from the capital budget and the water utility fund. The cars will be ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ – The swearing in of Michael Venezia to his third term as Bloomfield Mayor took place in grand fashion as New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy conducted the honors on Friday night, January 3, at the Municipal Building Council Chambers. Marking the second time in four months Murphy has ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ - NJ Gov. Phil Murphy was in Bloomfield Friday night to swear in recently re-elected Mayor Michael Venezia. TAPinto Bloomfield will have more details about the ceremony and attendees soon. 

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ-- It was announced last week that Bloomfield has received  $712,708.00 in funding from the New Jersey Department of Transportation's (NJDOT) 2020 Municipal Aid Program for the State Aid Road Resurfacing Program Project.  The funds will be earmarked for Spruce Street & Liberty ...

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Atlantic City, NJ-- Bloomfield Personnel Director Kimberly Duva was honored with the New Professional to Local Government Award at the 2019 League of Municipalities Conference in Atlantic City, NJ last week. The award is given annually to a NJMMA member who has more than five (5) years in the ...

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Atlantic City, NJ--Each November representatives from New Jersey's 565 municipalities convene in Atlantic City for the annual League of Municipalities Conference.  Each year there are educational sessions relating to the hot topics effecting the State's cities, boroughs, townships and ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ-- Michael Venezia was re-elected Mayor and Councilwoman Wartyna Davis, Councilman Ted Gamble and Councilman Rich Rockwell were all re-elected to the Bloomfield Town Council on an Election Day that found all incumbents running unopposed. Mayor Venezia and Councilwoman Davis ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- The Township of Bloomfield has severed its agreement with the contractor that was awarded the contract to build the Lion Gate Municipal Complex after the project fell significantly behind schedule. This exciting project, which broke ground in March, involves re-purposing the 18.2 ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ – As part of their ongoing Leadership Series program, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy spoke on a variety of statewide and national issued on Monday evening, September 9 at Temple Ner Tamid on Broad Street in Bloomfield. In the third and final program at Temple Ner Tamid in 2019, ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ – In the ongoing, year-long effort to educate residents about the possible buildup of lead in older homes and methods to reduce exposure, Bloomfield Township Council hosted a Community Public Forum on Monday evening, August 19 at the Civic Center on Broad Street prior to the Regular ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ - Free lead testing kits will be available to Bloomfield residents from the Bloomfield Department of Health as well as at the Monday August 19 public forum. Residents are encouraged to schedule a pick-up of a free lead testing kit through the Bloomfield Health Department.

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ - This morning, Mayor Michael Venezia spoke with NJDEP Commissioner Catherine McCabe along with Belleville Mayor Michael Melham and a representative for Nutley Mayor Dr. Joseph Scarpelli to discuss the ongoing water situation in Newark, and appropriate responses to the ongoing ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ – A presentation about potentially bringing a Mural Arts Program to the Township highlighted Bloomfield’s Regular Council Meeting on Monday, July 22 at the Civic Center on Broad Street. Public art advocate Ralph Andre provided a slideshow presentation to the Council and members of ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ – The improvement of township roads will continue thanks to a Capital Bond Ordinance approved at Bloomfield’s Council Conference Meeting on Monday, July 8 at the Law Enforcement Building. The Capital Bond Ordinance, similar to what was presented in the Capital Budget back in ...

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