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September 12, 2021

BLOOMFIELD, NJ-- On Friday, September 10th, Governor Phil Murphy, Congresswoman Mikie Sherrill and Parkland activist Fred Guttenberg held a rally for gun safety at the Bloomfield Public Library in Bloomfield. Under Governor Murphy's leadership, New Jersey has moved forward on making our ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ-- The Township of Bloomfield will host a September 11th remembrance ceremony on Saturday, September 11 at 7 p.m. on the town green.  The three Bloomfield residents who lost their lives on 9/11 will be honored and remembered at the ceremony. On the morning of September 11, 2001, ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ-- After initially being excluded from FEMA funding, Bloomfield and Essex County have now been added to the list of areas eligible for federal storm relief.  On August 6th, it was announced that federal funding was available to affected individuals in just Bergen, Gloucester, ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ — On September 6, President Biden approved Governor Murphy’s disaster declaration and approved federal funding to be used in Bergen, Gloucester, Hunterdon, Middlesex, Passaic, and Somerset counties. Noticeably, many counties that suffered from Tropical Storm Ida, including Essex ...

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NEW JERSEY -- President Biden has approved New Jersey's Emergency Declaration and ordered Federal assistance to supplement State and local response efforts due to the conditions resulting from the remnants of Hurricane Ida.    According to a White House press release, this action authorizes the ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ-- After an early threat of rain, the weather cooperated today to make the annual Bloomfield back to school backpack giveaway a success.  Approximately 300 backpacks were distributed to Bloomfield students during the event. Children also enjoyed ice cream, pizza, face painting and ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — The train ride into New York City should be getting shorter and safer with the anticipated approval of federal funding for an additional Hudson River crossing, officials said Monday. The underground tunnel, called Gateway, is one major project in a series of regional ...

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TRENTON, NJ – Gov. Phil Murphy today announced that all workers in certain state and private health care facilities, and high-risk congregate settings will be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or be subject to testing weekly (at minimum one to two times per week). This requirement is ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- Following the recent upsurge in the Delta variant of COVID-19, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) on July 27 updated its guidance for people who have been fully vaccinated. The CDC said that while individuals can resume activities that they did prior to the pandemic to reduce the ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ-- As Bloomfield Department of Public Works crews worked on sewer lines along Foster Street, Governor Phil Murphy was on hand to discuss and sign a legislative package to address lead exposure and protect New Jersey’s families from lead poisoning.  Department of Environmental ...

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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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Changes to Eligibility Will Help Thousands of Utility Customers Behind on Their Utility Bills Trenton, N.J.—June 24, 2021—The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities today approved changes to the Universal Service Fund (USF) program to provide relief to more New Jerseyans who have been unable to ...

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ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Affordable housing, cannabis legislation and COVID-19 response were among the topics discussed at the 11th Annual Essex County Meet the Mayors event last week, where the Inter-Chamber Coordinating Council (ICCC) of Essex County invited a panel of local mayors to discuss the many ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ – Bloomfield’s two-day Juneteenth celebration continued Saturday, June 19 with a morning opening ceremony on the front steps of Bloomfield High School. The ceremony included the reading of the Juneteenth Proclamation and comments from township officials, community leaders and ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ – An update regarding the formation of a Crisis Intervention Team update was provided by Bloomfield Health & Human Services Supervisor Paula Peikes and Director of Public Safety Samuel DeMaio during Monday’s Township Council Conference Meeting. “We have been looking for better ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Mayor Michael Venezia was unanimously re-elected tonight as the Chairman of the Bloomfield Democratic County Committee. Mayor Venezia has served as Chairman since 2016, helping lead the party to victories on the local level with full control of the Township Council and to producing ...

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TRENTON - All U.S. and New Jersey flags will be flown at half-staff today, Wednesday June 9 to honor Private First Class Dalton Beals. who passed away last week in a training accident at the Marine Corps Recruit Depot in Parris Island, South Carolina, announced Governor Murphy “Private First ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ – In an effort to keep residents informed of happenings in each area of the community, the Township of Bloomfield hosted a Third-Ward Community Meeting on Wednesday evening, June 2, hosted by Mayor Michael Venezia and Councilwoman Sarah Cruz. Here are highlights from the ...

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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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TRENTON, NJ — Office employees will be allowed to return to work without the need to wear masks or social distance, as long as they have proof of being vaccinated against the coronavirus, under Gov. Phil Murphy’s latest executive order. The order, which takes effect on June 4, also lifts minimum ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ – In spite of health restrictions limiting in-person meetings, Bloomfield continues to have a strong line of communication with residents as Mayor Michael Venezia joined First Ward Councilwoman Jenny Mundell for a community meeting on Thursday, May 20. It was reiterated to ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ – A bond ordinance was approved providing for the 2021 Bloomfield Roadway Reconstruction Program during Monday’s Township Council Regular Meeting. Bloomfield will appropriate $4,200,000 and authorize the issuance of $4,000,000 in bonds or notes for the township to finance part of ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ – Second-ward residents participated in the Township of Bloomfield’s virtual community meeting Wednesday, May 12 hosted by Mayor Michael Venezia and Councilman Nicholas Joanow. The Mayor and the Councilman made opening statements about important issues facing the town and the ...

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NEW JERSEY — The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) extended the deadline to file 2020 federal tax returns to Monday, May 17 to give individual filers, tax preparers and the IRS itself more time to sort through the many changes affecting one's 2020 taxes from the latest Covid-19 relief package. New ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ — The Pfizer vaccine opened to children 12 – 15 in New Jersey Wednesday night, state health officials said. The state Health Department in a statement said that following federal authorization of the Pfizer vaccine for children in that age range, it is allowing the vaccine to be ...

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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 Health Officer Mike Fitzpatrick provided some promising news during Monday’s Township Council Conference Meeting when he stated that more than half of adult residents are now fully vaccinated against COVID-19. “Our vaccination rate is doing reasonably well when ...

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NEW JERSEY -- Touting the benefits of vaccination in curbing the spread of COVID-19, Gov. Phil Murphy at his press briefing today said that he anticipates that the CDC and the FDA will give the green light to Pfizer’s emergency use authorization application to vaccinate adolescents between the ages ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ – With the June 8 primary election just one month away, the Bloomfield Civil Rights Commission hosted their third informative voter registration information session on Wednesday virtually over Zoom. “Every year, the Bloomfield Civil Rights Commission holds a number of information ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- Mayor Venezia will join second ward Councilman Nicholas Joanow for a community meeting on Wednesday, May 12 at 7pm. The meeting will be broadcast live on the township Facebook page in addition to Zoom.  “In spite of COVID-19 restrictions, we are continuing to have a strong line ...

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