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September 14, 2022

BLOOMFIELD, NJ--Following its grand reopening earlier this summer, activity at Bloomfield’s Oakeside Mansion has finally picked up, with a slate of recent and future programming outlined to the Township Council on Monday evening by Bloomfield Parks, Recreation & Cultural Affairs director ...

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Caldwell University President Matthew Whelan, Ed.D. said he is very happy to welcome Pomares who brings a wealth of leadership and business experience to the board.  “Carlos’s expertise as an administrator for non-profit organizations and government along with his passion for encouraging young ...

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SOUTH AMBOY, NJ – Gov. Phil Murphy came to the city on Sept. 9 to sign legislation that is designed to combat food insecurity among students across the state. He received a warm welcome from Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin (D-19th Dist.), who represents South Amboy and Sayreville, and has made ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ-- Bloomfield is hosting a special election tonight for members of the Essex County Democratic Committee in LD 28 in order to replace the vacant seat left by retired State Senator Ronald Rice. The only candidate officially announced to seek the seat at this time is Irvington ...

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NEWARK, NJ — Institutions in New Jersey that highlight Black history, heritage and culture will get better representation through a newly signed bill by Gov. Phil Murphy that would require a series of historical markers and a trail-like path to be established across the state. Seated inside the ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Mayor Shawn Lipani welcomed Gov. Phil Murphy and other federal, state and local officials on the first anniversary of Tropical Storm Ida to assess progress made since the devastating storm crippled New Jersey, killing 30 people and causing an estimated $95 billion in damages to ...

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NEWARK, NJ — Sen. Ron Rice, a former Newark West Ward councilman, announced Friday that he will retire from the State Senate at the end of August after having served in public office for more than three decades.   Rice's retirement, which was first reported by Insider NJ, comes as he has ...

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NEW JERSEY - New Jersey has one of the highest foreclosure rates in the nation while also being home to the country's widest racial wealth gap. Assemblywomen Britnee N. Timberlake authored a bill that is said to address both issues but is meeting hesitation from Governor Philip D. Murphy's team.

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ-- Monday’s Township Council meeting – the lone meeting scheduled for August – opened with a lively debate over two proposed cannabis retail shops near the North Center section of Bloomfield. During the public comment session, attorney Chris Howell expressed concern two proposed ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ-- Bloomfield’s Suburban Track and Field team was celebrated at the latest Township Council meeting Monday night, with the achievements of its youth athletes read into the record by Councilwoman Sarah Cruz. The team, comprised of fifth through eighth graders living in Bloomfield, ...

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SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - Gov. Phil Murphy wants New Jersey homeowners and renters to receive nearly $2 billion in direct tax relief this year and in the years moving forward. At a gathering in South Brunswick's municipal complex, Murphy declared "promises kept" as he unfurled his plan to provide ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ--As the recreational cannabis market grows in New Jersey and nationwide, outstanding issues on how to regulate these businesses on a local level remain. To that end, Mayor Michael Venezia and the Bloomfield Town Council heard a proposal at the latest town hall meeting to reconsider ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ--Short-term rentals such as those found on Airbnb can once again operate in Bloomfield, provided they meet a specific set of guidelines and regulations established by the Township Council at Monday’s bimonthly meeting.  The ordinance, laid out as a proposal at a Council meeting ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ – Applications are now open for Bloomfield students that are in 7th, 8th, or 9th grade for the Municipal Youth Internship Program taking place July 11 - July 23 at the Bloomfield College campus.  “Not only will students be learning about how our local municipal government works, ...

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Bloomfield, NJ – New parents have been struggling to find formula to feed their babies ever since one of the largest manufacturers of several popular powdered baby formula products in the nation was shut down in February of this year. Shelves in Bloomfield grocery stores and pharmacies have been ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ-- Following an emotional public comment session at a Township Council meeting last month, the mayor and Council met again on Monday night to discuss how to regulate short term rentals (STR) in Bloomfield.  Under a proposal offered by the Planning Department, short term rentals of ...

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NEWARK, NJ — During the past three years Newark resident Deborah Smith-Gregory has been bombarded with daily phone calls urging her to sell her home. “It’s been calling at all times of the day and night - both cellphone and landline. They say, ‘Are you interested in selling your property? We’ve ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- Mayor Michael Venezia, Councilwoman Sarah Cruz and Councilwoman Jenny Mundell are extremely excited to announce a new initiative called “Clean & Strong Bloomfield”, that encourages community engagement by soliciting feedback from residents as well as town employees about ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ--While recreational marijuana has largely been favored by the Bloomfield Township Council and Mayor Michael Venezia, the question of whether to prohibit off-duty law enforcement officers from using cannabis sparked some tension at their April 25th meeting.  In the end, the Council ...

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ESSEX COUNTY, NJ - The Essex County Municipal Clerks were in full force attending the Municipal Clerks Association of New Jersey’s 2022 (MCANJ), Education Conference in Atlantic City. Est Orange's own, Kim Lemmon is the Treasurer for the Association.  “What made this Conference so special for ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ -  Effective immediately, masks will no longer be required to be worn on public transportation and in transportation hubs. The announcement came after the April 18 court ruling by a Florida Federal Judge. "Effective immediately, TSA will no longer enforce its Security Directives ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ-- Despite reassurances following the April 12th meeting of the Bloomfield Township planning board that planning and traffic studies would be conducted, many residents still have concerns about plans to build a Wendy’s/Taco Bell at the former Friendly’s site on Broad Street. These ...

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NEWARK, N.J. – A former hotel employee of a nationwide hotel chain today admitted his role in a scheme to embezzle over $300,000 from the company, U.S. Attorney Philip R. Sellinger announced. Marco Alvarez, 46, of Bloomfield, New Jersey, pleaded guilty by video conference before U.S. District ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ-- Standing before the Township Council at their meeting on April 11th, four Bloomfield homeowners made their case for allowing short term rentals in town to continue, citing a variety of benefits these properties offer travelers, families and local businesses alike. For some, the ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ-- Mayor Michael Venezia, Councilman Richard Rockwell, Councilwoman Wartyna Davis and Councilman Ted Gamble will be unopposed for re-election this November. The filing deadline to run for those seats as Democrats or Republicans was today 4 P.M. This is the 2nd election in a row ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ--It was a full house at the March 28th Bloomfield Township Council meeting, marked by celebrations of dozens of residents for their achievements, successes and sacrifices. The majority of the meeting’s agenda consisted of proclamations honoring their feats; proclamations read into ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Fifty-two percent of New Jerseyans say the Garden State is off on the wrong track compared to 38% who say it is headed in the right direction, according to the latest Rutgers-Eagleton Poll. The latest numbers continue a downward trend first seen in October 2021 after a much ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- Mayor Venezia will join third ward Councilwoman Sarah Cruz for a community meeting on Wednesday, March 23 at 7pm. The meeting will be broadcast live on the township Facebook page in addition to Zoom.  “The Council and myself are continuing to hold a series of ward specific ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ-- As COVID-19 capacity restrictions begin to lift, the Bloomfield Township Council and Mayor Michael Venezia discussed during its March 14th meeting how to move forward with outdoor dining at town bars and restaurants. While it was largely agreed that outdoor dining would continue ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ – As part of the $1.5 trillion spending package signed today by President Biden, Bloomfield will receive critical funding to replace 30 lead service lines along Main Terrace in Bloomfield. Congresswoman Mikie Sherrill worked with Mayor Venezia and the Bloomfield Town Council to ...

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