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Modeled After Pioneer Montclair, Bloomfield Council Approves 'Fair and Welcoming Bloomfield' Resolution


BLOOMFIELD, NJ - The Bloomfield township council unanimously approved the 'Fair and Welcoming Bloomfield' at the February 27 council meeting. 

The resolution reads, in part "Our diversity is a source of our municipality’s strength and the Bloomfield Township Council is committed to ensuring that all our residents can live and pursue their livelihoods in peace and prosperity."

The resolution states that the use of local law enforcement to facilitate immigration issues can create gaps in the trust between the police department and immigrant communities. It also states that "undue collaboration between local law enforcement and ICE will make immigrants less likely to report crimes, act as witnesses in criminal investigations and prosecutions, and provide intelligence to law enforcement."

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The resolution continues "  local police and government agents will not enforce federal immigration law nor help facilitate ICE deportations, except where legally required to do so."

The resolution further states that Bloomfield is committed to "insuring that all are treated fairly and without discrimination or profiling based on actual or perceived national origin, immigration status, race, ethnic, language proficiency, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, housing status, financial status, marital status, status as a victim of domestic violence, criminal history, or status as a veteran is a priority for our community."


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Livingston Students Make Their Voices Heard in National Walkout

March 15, 2018

LIVINGSTON, NJ — In order to make their voices heard and prove that “age is no obstacle to activism,” hundreds of Livingston High School (LHS) students participated in the student-led National School Walkout on Wednesday morning. For 17 minutes, the students gathered on the blacktop near the turf to honor the victims of the Parkland shooting and to also take a stance on gun ...

Fair Lawn High School Students Walkout, Show Solidarity with Parkland, FL Victims

March 15, 2018

FAIR LAWN, NJ - Students walked out of class for 17 minutes to show solidarity with Parkland, FL students and teachers killed on Feb. 14.

Asking for tougher gun laws, students held signs in protest of a lack of government action, in addition to victims from other school shootings.

Glen Rock High School held a similar walkout in which the press was asked to stay away. Students in Glen Rock ...

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Montclair Police Blotter: Vehicles Struck by Falling Trees, Attempted Burglary to Gates Ave. Residences and More

March 15, 2018

MONTCLAIR, NJ- The following blotter was issued by the Montclair Police Department on  March 13, 2018. 

03-07- 2018 (Orange Road) Attempted burglary to a residence. The suspect was not successful in gaining
access to the residence. The suspect vehicle was described as a white Dodge Ram pickup truck.
03-10- 2018 (North Fullerton Avenue) Theft of delivered packages ...

Junior League of Montclair-Newark, Inc 50/50 Raffle

March 16, 2018

MONTCLAIR, NJ - The Junior League of Montclair-Newark, Inc. (JLMN) has provided support and service to women and children in Bloomfield, The Caldwells, Cedar Grove, Essex Fells, Glen Ridge, Irvington, Montclair, Newark and Verona for more than 95 years.

Our trained, enthusiastic members are committed to promoting volunteerism, developing the potential of women, and improving the community ...