Health & Wellness

May 20, 2020

BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- The Bloomfield Health and Human Services Department is offering a number of critical services to residents to aid them in navigating the COVID-19 crisis. Residents requiring assistance may call the department at 973-680-4017 and leave a voicemail including their name and telephone ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ – Days after Governor Phil Murphy announced that New Jersey state parks, county parks and golf courses could reopen for passive recreation, Bloomfield residents flocked to Brookdale Park this past weekend to enjoy outdoor exercise. The Governor announced last Wednesday that an ...

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Newark – Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens, II, is spearheading a salute to health care workers with support from Newark Public Safety Director Anthony F. Ambrose, Livingston Police Chief Gary Marshuetz, who organized a similar event for health care workers, and other local police ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ-- The Bloomfield Board of Education has announced that a teacher at one of the Township schools has tested positive for COVID-19.  While the teacher is not a Bloomfield resident, the individual worked in a Bloomfield school and last had contact with anyone in the district on March ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ-- The number of Bloomfield residents who have tested positive for COVID-19 has climbed to eight as of today while more are awaiting results.  There is no specific information on those who have recently tested positive. With the total number of positive cases in the state hitting 890, ...

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Across America, children, educators and  families are presented with the daunting task of at-home instruction.  Our virtual education skills are rising to new heights and there are new challenges every day.  And yet, there is a rare gift in this social isolation:  it is the gift of our children’s ...

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Dear Members of the Bloomfield Community: I am writing this morning to inform our full community that a commuter student has tested positive for COVID-19. The President’s Office was made aware of this situation late yesterday evening on Wednesday, March 18, 2020. This is the first confirmed ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- Bloomfield Mayor Michael Venezia is urging residents to shelter in place in order to stop the spread of the Covid-19/Coronavirus. Residents are advised not to leave their homes unless they have to do essential tasks such as grocery shopping or going to work if they are unable to ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ-- Naturally, there is confusion and uncertainty whenever a widespread incident occurs that has the potential to disrupt health, employment and your financial well-being.  Because there are many variables at this time, the New Jersey Department of Labor put together a breakdown of ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ-- TAPinto Bloomfield has learned that there are two additional COVID-19 positive cases in Bloomfield.  This brings the total to four township residents.  On Saturday we reported about an township couple who were the first cases in Bloomfield.  That article can be found ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ--Starting tomorrow, March 16, Bloomfield will be taking additional measures to keep the community safe.   Bloomfield will be closing it's municipal building to the public starting Monday, March 16th  Bloomfield will be closing all public playgrounds.  It's being encouraged that ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ-- Over the weekend, the Township of Bloomfield hired an outside contractor to clean and disinfect all municipal buildings in an effort to stop the spread of COVID-19.  The company, ServPro, used a hospital grade disinfectant recommended by the CDC. As previously reported, a ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- A township couple has tested positive for the Covid-19 Coronavirus after they were taken to Hackensack Meridian Mountainside Medical Center on Wednesday and tested. The couple are now under quarantine at that hospital and the township Health Department is performing a community ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- The Bloomfield Township Health Department has released a video to the public in response to the Covid-19 Coronavirus cases that have appeared in New Jersey. The video will serve to inform residents of the steps that they should take in order to keep them and others ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ - The community is invited to learn how to talk to  your kids about school violence and antisemitism Mon. Jan 27 at Temple Ner Tamid in Bloomfield.  Nancy Kislin, author of the book “Lockdown” will discuss how to talk to your children about these challenging topics. Her ...

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BELLEVILLE, NJ - Given the inclement weather expected in our area today, the Senior Supper Club for Senior Health Series at Clara Maass Medical Center scheduled for this evening is cancelled.

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ-- Saturday, October 26 is National Prescription Take Back Day. Mayor Michael Venezia and Director of Public Safety Samuel DeMaio are encouraging residents to celebrate by dropping off any expired or no longer needed prescription drugs anonymously at Police Headquarters, 1 Municipal ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ--Today at 10 AM EST, Congresswoman Mikie Sherrill (D-NJ), Chairwoman of the House Science, Space, and Technology Committee’s Subcommittee on Investigations and Oversight,  hosted Members of Congress in Bloomfield, New Jersey, for a field hearing titled "Addressing the Lead Crisis ...

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BLOOMFIELD,NJ -- Over the past year, the Bloomfield Health Department has been distributing PUR water filters to approximately 3,000 residents. After news broke that some similar filters distributed to residents in Newark had failed to adequately reduce lead levels, Bloomfield Mayor Michael Venezia ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- Mayor Michael Venezia and the Township Council will be holding a Public Forum on Monday, August 19 at 6:00pm in the Civic Center at 84 Broad St. to discuss the findings of recent lead tests in Bloomfield’s water connection systems and individuals’ houses, as well as inform ...

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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 -- Following the announcement by City of Newark officials yesterday that some water filters given to residents to reduce lead levels may not be functioning properly, the Township of Bloomfield is announcing that it will immediately begin a comprehensive test of its own filters. At ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ – It was another milestone day in the Township of Bloomfield as Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo and Lieutenant Governor Sheila Oliver were on hand this morning for the grand opening ceremony of the all access playground, new community center and on-site parking lot in ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ – Mayor Michael Venezia has announced the planned opening of a cooling center in town this weekend to help residents stay cool during the anticipated heat wave. On Saturday and Sunday, the Civic Center at 84 Broad St. will be open from 9:00am until 7:00pm. Water bottles will be ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- In an effort to better address rodent control issues throughout town, the Bloomfield Health Department has been canvassing neighborhoods, performing an environmental assessment and investigating rodent control. These include posting door hangers on residential/commercial ...

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EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ – If you were looking for inspiration to improve your overall wellness, then the seventh annual Health and Fitness Expo presented by NBC 4 New York and Telemundo 47 was the place to be this past weekend.   The free event, presented by Quest Diagnostics and the New York ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ – A sold-out class of 40 area residents broke a healthy sweat during an intense strength training workout with Cory George at F45 Functional Training Gym at their Broad Street location in Bloomfield.   Cory George is the face of F45 Training, joining the powerhouse fitness ...

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The following is a press release from the Bloomfield Division of Public Safety BLOOMFIELD, NJ — The Bloomfield Fire Department is taking measures to ensure its personnel are healthy and prepared to remain on the job for many years to come. This year, the Fire Department is participating in the ...

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What is Osteoarthritis?  Osteoarthritis, also referred to as OA, is a common form of arthritis that affects the bones, cartilage and synovium in the knee joint. Cartilage helps the joint move with ease because of its smooth surface and elastic tissue, while also acting as a cushion between the ...

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