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Posted on: February 12, 2024

Bloomfield to Host 2nd Annual Black History Month Event

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ – It's Black History Month and Bloomfield is once again celebrating with a Community Social on Saturday, February 24th, from 1:00-4:00 PM at the Oakeside Cultural Center (240 Belleville Avenue). The event is hosted by the...

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Posted on: February 7, 2024

Louise Palagano Elected Vice Chair of Joint Meeting of Essex County Solid Waste Advisory...

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Bloomfield’s Louise Palagano Elected Vice Chair of Joint Meeting of Essex County Solid Waste Advisory Council and Municipal Recycling Coordinators

BLOOMFIELD, NJ – The Township of Bloomfield is pleased to announce that Louise Palagano, ...

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Posted on: January 24, 2024 | Last Modified on: January 3, 2022

Bloomfield Council Selects Ted Gamble to Serve as Interim Mayor

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ – Councilman Ted Gamble has been selected to serve as Interim Mayor following the resignation of former Mayor and recently elected Assemblyman Michael Venezia. He received four votes from members of the Council, while Councilwoman...

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Posted on: January 12, 2024

Ampere Parkway Projects to Improve Bloomfield’s Storm Water Management

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ – The Township of Bloomfield is excited to announce a roadway resurfacing project on Ampere Parkway from Bloomfield Avenue to Floyd Avenue. As part of this comprehensive initiative, the project will also improve the piping and cat...

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Posted on: January 9, 2024

Bloomfield Mayor Michael Venezia Resigns In Order to Assume New Role as State Assemblyman

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ – After serving the Township of Bloomfield with passionate dedication for over ten years, Mayor Michael Venezia officially resigned from the position, effective January 8, in order to assume his new role followin...

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Posted on: September 25, 2023

Essex County Authorizes Milling and Paving Detail for Bloomfield PSE&G Projects

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ –  Mayor Michael Venezia wants residents to be aware of milling and paving projects happening this week to complete essential PSE&G upgrades throughout the Township of Bloomfield. These upgrades will enhance the town&...

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Posted on: September 19, 2023

Bloomfield Fire Department Partners With Safe Kids Northern NJ to Ensure Child Safety in Vehicles

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ – To address the concerning statistic that nearly 2 in 3 car seats are installed incorrectly, the Bloomfield Fire Department is partnering with Safe Kids Northern New Jersey to host a free Car Seat Inspection Event for Bloomfield ...

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Posted on: September 18, 2023

Bloomfield to Host Annual Fall Town-wide Cleanup

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ – The Township of Bloomfield is coming together for a town-wide cleanup on Saturday, October 21, from 8:00 - 12:00 PM Noon, in collaboration with local schools, community groups, and residents. This event is sponsored by the Bloom...

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Posted on: September 13, 2023

Bloomfield Mayor Venezia Encourages Residents to Apply for ANCHOR Property Tax Relief Program

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ –  Mayor Michael Venezia is urging residents to apply for the NJ Division of Taxation’s ANCHOR – Affordable New Jersey Communities for Homeowners and Renters – property tax relief program. Th...

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Posted on: September 5, 2023

Mayor Venezia Welcomes Students Back to School, Encouraging a Safe and Successful Academic Year

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ – With a new school year just around the corner, Mayor Michael Venezia and the Township of Bloomfield enthusiastically extend a warm welcome back to all students, parents, teachers, and staff. The first day students are scheduled ...

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Posted on: August 7, 2023

Bloomfield Township to Host Liongate Community Discussion Via Zoom

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ – Mayor Michael Venezia and the Township of Bloomfield are pleased to announce an upcoming virtual community discussion via Zoom to discuss the lighting design for Lion’s Gate Park. The meeting will be held on Tuesday, A...

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Posted on: August 1, 2023

Bloomfield Township Launches New Customer Water Meter Portal for Residents with New Water Meters

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ – The Township of Bloomfield is excited to announce that the Customer Water Meter Portal will go live on August 12, 2023. The Bloomfield Customer Water Meter Portal is a valuable tool for property owners with new water meters, pr...

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Posted on: July 18, 2023

Mayor Venezia's Back to School Party will Give Away Book Bags to Pre-K through 8th Grade Students

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ – On Sunday, August 27, Bloomfield Michael Venezia and the Bloomfield Township Council will host their Annual Back to School Party and book bag giveaway. The afternoon will feature food, games, a DJ playing music, and a b...

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Posted on: July 11, 2023

Bloomfield Township Delays Estimated Tax Bills in Favor of Certified Tax Rate

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ – Bloomfield Township is announcing its decision to postpone the issuance of estimated tax bills, opting instead to wait for the certified tax rate. The Township anticipates receiving the certified rate later this week, ensuring a...

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Posted on: July 10, 2023

Reimbursement Options for Individuals Affected by Food and Cash Assistance Benefit Theft

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Township of Bloomfield Announces Reimbursement Options for Individuals Affected by Food and Cash Assistance Benefit Theft

 BLOOMFIELD, NJ – In response to recent incidents of food and cash assistance benefit theft, Mayor Michael Venezia ...

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Posted on: May 23, 2023

Bloomfield to Participate in NCJW/Essex Back 2 School Supply and Clothing Program

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ – The Township of Bloomfield’s Division of Human Services, in partnership with the National Council of Jewish Women, Essex County Section (NCJW/Essex), is thrilled to announce that registration is open for the annual NCJ...

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Posted on: May 22, 2023

Bloomfield Township Urges Residents To Apply For Senior Citizen and Disability State Park Passes

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ – In a show of support for the New Jersey State Park Pass Program, Bloomfield Township is encouraging eligible residents to apply for the Senior Citizen Pass or Disability Pass that allows New Jersey residents aged 62 or older or ...

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Posted on: May 17, 2023

Applications Open for Essex County Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP)

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ – The Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP) has been established to provide emergency temporary assistance to low- and moderate-income households that have been directly or indirectly impacted by the pandemic and oth...

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Posted on: May 16, 2023

Bloomfield Township to Honor Firefighters Past and Present with Memorial Stone

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ – The Township of Bloomfield is excited to announce the upcoming dedication ceremony of a memorial stone honoring the bravery and dedication of firefighters. The ceremony will take place this Memorial Day (May 29) at 8:00 AM at th...

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Posted on: May 8, 2023

BLOOMFIELD TOWNSHIP SEEKS VENDORS, SPONSORS, AND VOLUNTEERS FOR 3RD ANNUAL JUNETEENTH CELEBRATION

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ –  The Township of Bloomfield is excited to announce an upcoming Juneteenth celebration scheduled to take place on Saturday, June 17, on Glenwood Avenue between Washington Street and Lackawanna Place. To make this celebra...

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Posted on: May 3, 2023

Bloomfield to Hold Free Shredding Event for Residents on Saturday, June 3 at Pulaski Park

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ – Mayor Michael Venezia and the Township of Bloomfield are encouraging residents to participate in a free Spring shredding event on Saturday, June 3 at the Pulaski Park parking lot. Pulaski Park is located at 24 Mount Vernon Avenu...

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Posted on: April 28, 2023

BLOOMFIELD TOWNSHIP INVITES RESIDENTS TO ATTEND MASTER PLAN WORKSHOPS

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ – Bloomfield Mayor Michael Venezia and the Township Council invite residents to attend and participate in two public workshops focused on the Township’s Master Plan. For the first time in 20 years Bloomfield is ...

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Posted on: April 27, 2023

BLOOMFIELD TOWNWIDE GARAGE SALE EXTENDED TO ADDITIONAL WEEKEND

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ – Despite inclement weather reports in the area, the Township of Bloomfield has announced it will go ahead as planned with its community town wide garage sale on April 29 and April 30. However, to accommodate residents th...

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Posted on: April 24, 2023

Bloomfield Hosts Annual Spring Town-wide Cleanup!

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ – Over 300 residents joined together at over 30 locations throughout Bloomfield this past Saturday, April 22, to make their community cleaner as part of the Annual Spring Town-Wide Cleanup. Sponsored by the Bloomfield Beautificati...

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Posted on: April 18, 2023

Low-Income Household Water Assistance Program Available to Bloomfield Residents

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ – The Township of Bloomfield wants residents to know about the Low Income Home Water Assistance Program (LIHWAP), a federally funded program that provides funds to assist low-income households with water and wastewater bills, with...

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Posted on: April 18, 2023

Bloomfield Announces Black Eyed Susan as New Official Town Flower

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ –  The Township of Bloomfield and the Bloomfield Beautification Committee are excited to announce that the community has spoken and officially chosen the Black Eyed Susan as the Townships’ official flower. The f...

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Posted on: April 13, 2023

Bloomfield Township Hosting Big Truck/Electronic Recycling Event May 6

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ – Bloomfield Township is hosting a big truck/electronic recycling event on May 6 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at Universal Technical Institute (UTI), 1515 Broad Street, Bloomfield. While kids are sitting in and pretending to drive...

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Posted on: April 12, 2023

Bloomfield Township Begins Major Renovations of Historic Public Library

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ –  The Township of Bloomfield has announced it is launching a major renovation project to modernize and improve the historic Bloomfield Public Library building, located at 90 Broad Street. The library is frequently recogn...

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Posted on: April 8, 2023

CLEAN & STRONG POTHOLE WEEK ANNOUNCED BY TOWNSHIP OF BLOOMFIELD

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ – The Township of Bloomfield has announced that it will be hosting "Clean & Strong Pothole Week" from April 24 to April 28 this year. The initiative aims to improve road safety and enhance the driving experi...

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Posted on: April 4, 2023

Medicaid Redetermination Applications Being Sent To Bloomfield Township Residents

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ – As the federal government ends the continuous Medicaid coverage requirement put in place during the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency that ensured no one was terminated from Medicaid/ NJ FamilyCare, even if no longer financially ...

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Posted on: April 4, 2023

BLOOMFIELD RESCINDS EXPANDED SHUTTLE BUS SERVICE AFTER NJ TRANSIT TAKES OVER BUS ROUTE VACATED BY...

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BLOOMFIELD RESCINDS EXPANDED SHUTTLE BUS SERVICE AFTER NJ TRANSIT TAKES OVER BUS ROUTE VACATED BY DECAMP

BLOOMFIELD, NJ – The Township of Bloomfield will no longer be expanding its shuttle service now that NJ TRANSIT has announced it wil...

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Posted on: April 3, 2023

BLOOMFIELD MAYOR VENEZIA APPLAUDS NJ TRANSIT DECISION TO TAKE OVER BUS ROUTES VACATED BY DECAMP

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ –  Residents of Bloomfield can now breathe a sigh of relief because NJ TRANSIT is implementing an emergency plan and will be taking over the bus route recently abandoned by the DeCamp bus company. After DeCamp made the un...

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Posted on: March 30, 2023

Come Celebrate Juneteenth at Bloomfield’s 3rd Annual Event

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ – On Saturday, June 17, the Township of Bloomfield will be hosting a Juneteenth celebration from 12:00 PM to 6:00 PM on Glenwood Avenue between Washington St and Lackawanna Ave in Bloomfield. The event will commemorate th...

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Posted on: March 23, 2023

TOWNSHIP OF BLOOMFIELD OFFERS EXPANDED SHUTTLE BUS SERVICE AFTER CRUCIAL BUS ROUTE VACATED BY DECAMP

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ – Bloomfield Mayor Michael Venezia wants residents to be aware of the alternate means by which they can access New York City now that the DeCamp bus company has terminated its commuter service from Bloomfield to New York ...

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Posted on: March 22, 2023

Bloomfield Township Launching Monthly Mental Health Workshops Starting in March

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ –  The Township of Bloomfield Department of Human Services, in partnership with Temple Ner Tamid and Rabbi Katz, will be hosting a monthly workshop to help equip parents and caregivers of children, teens, and young adults...

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Posted on: March 21, 2023

MAYOR VENEZIA IMPLORES NJ TRANSIT TO TAKE OVER BUS ROUTE VACATED BY DECAMP

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ –  After the DeCamp bus company made the unexpected decision to terminate commuter service from Bloomfield to New York City beginning on April 7, Bloomfield Mayor Michael Venezia immediately took action by sending a lette...

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Posted on: March 16, 2023

BLOOMFIELD CELEBRATES GRAND OPENING OF TWO NEW ATHLETIC FIELDS

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ –   This past Friday, March 10, Bloomfield Mayor Michael Venezia officially cut the ribbon on a new, state-of-the-art turf baseball field at Vassar Field, and the Carla D. Ward Softball Field at Clarks Pond South. ...

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Posted on: March 17, 2023

Bloomfield Partners with NJ Human Services & GetSetUp to Offer Free Online Courses for Older Adults

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ – Bloomfield Township has partnered with the New Jersey Division of Aging Services and GetSetUp to provide hundreds of virtual classes for older adults, taught by peers, to keep residents mentally, physically and socially active. ...

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Posted on: March 16, 2023

BLOOMFIELD TOWNSHIP PURCHASES FOUR NEW ELECTRIC VEHICLES

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ –  Bloomfield Mayor Michael Venezia is proud to announce the Township has acquired four new electric vehicles (EV), and received grants for two more, for use by its municipal departments. The Townships’ four new...

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Posted on: March 9, 2023

BLOOMFIELD TO HOST VIRTUAL CANNABIS TOWN HALL

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ –  The Township of Bloomfield Municipal Alliance Committee, which is part of the Department of Human Services, is excited to announce they are partnering with the Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention Team (ADAPT) to hold a v...

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Posted on: February 27, 2023

Bloomfield to Host Series of Events and Programs for Women’s History Month

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ –  The Township of Bloomfield Women’s History Month Committee is excited to announce a series of events to celebrate and honor Women’s History Month. Highlighted events will include the Women&rsquo...

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Posted on: February 17, 2023

Bloomfield Township Offers Assistance to Residents Being Re-evaluated for NJ FamilyCare

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ –  The Township of Bloomfield wants residents to be aware that beginning on April 1st, NJ FamilyCare will begin re-determining members’ eligibility and all enrolled members will be reviewed yearly to see if they...

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Posted on: February 9, 2023

Bloomfield Township Seeks Nominations for 2023 Women to Watch Recognition Awards

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ –  The Township of Bloomfield Women’s History Month Committee is seeking nominations for the 2023 Bloomfield Women to Watch recognition awards. This annual event recognizes and celebrates women who have made sig...

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Posted on: February 7, 2023

Township of Bloomfield Encourages Residents to Make Use of Utility Assistance Programs

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ –  The Township of Bloomfield wants its residents to be aware of a variety of assistance programs that are available in times of need and could help them prevent a utility shut-off. 

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Posted on: January 24, 2023

NJ FamilyCare Now Provides Insurance Regardless of Immigration Status

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ –  Mayor Michael Venezia wants Bloomfield residents to be aware of a recent major change to NJ FamilyCare, which ensures all children will be eligible to apply for health insurance.

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Posted on: January 18, 2023

Bloomfield Mayor Venezia Urges Residents to Apply for ANCHOR Property Tax Relief Program

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ –  Mayor Michael Venezia is urging residents to apply for the NJ Division of Taxation’s ANCHOR – Affordable New Jersey Communities for Homeowners and Renters – property tax relief program. Go...

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Posted on: November 22, 2022

Rep. Sherrill’s Office to Host Higher Education Financial Aid Webinar

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Parsippany, NJ –– On Tuesday, November 29th, Office of Representative Mikie Sherrill (NJ-11) is hosting a webinar on the federal financial aid process for parents and students who are currently applying or will be applying to higher ed...

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Posted on: October 3, 2022

Bloomfield to Hold Free Shredding Event for Residents on Saturday, October 8 at Pulaski Park

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ – The Township of Bloomfield will be conducting a free shredding event for residents on Saturday, October 8 at the Pulaski Park parking lot. Pulaski Park is located at 24 Mount Vernon Avenue and the event will take place between 9...

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Posted on: September 27, 2022

Bloomfield Mayor Michael Venezia Hosts Donation Drive for Hurricane Fiona Relief

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ – The Township of Bloomfield is holding a donation drive this Saturday, October 1, at Fire Headquarters to support residents of Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic who have been impacted by the devastation caused by Hurricane F...

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Posted on: September 23, 2022

Congratulations Bloomfield Fire Captain Carl Mercado...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ - Bloomfield Fire Captain Carl Mercado was recently recognized for his professionalism, educational and technical achievements, as well as his community service efforts by attaining the designation of Fire Officer from the distinguished Cen...

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Posted on: September 21, 2022

Bloomfield Forester Gives Advise to Mayor and Council on the Spotted Laternfly!

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ – At the most recent Township Council Meeting, Tom Purtell, Bloomfield’s forester since 2019 gave a brief presentation about the sharp increase in spotted lanternflies in town, advising residents to refer to the New Jers...

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Posted on: June 3, 2022

Bloomfield Township Celebrates Oakeside Mansion Reopening with Open House Tour

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ – The Township of Bloomfield is excited to announce the grand re-opening and open house tour of Oakeside Mansion on Saturday, June 25, from 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM. The Township assumed management of the Cultural Asset a year ago and had been di...

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Posted on: March 15, 2022

President Biden Signs Omnibus Package Including Funding for Bloomfield Infrastructure

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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 ...

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Posted on: January 21, 2022

Bloomfield Ward Maps Change as Part of Redistricting Process

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ – As part of the once every ten years census, the ward maps have been adjusted to ensure that each ward has equal populations. District 1-12 has been moved to the second ward while district 3-14 has been moved to the firs...

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Posted on: November 18, 2020

Joseph Tiseo Ramp Park Renovations Completed

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ --The renovations of Joseph Tiseo Ramp Park have been completed and the park is officially open to the public. The project was paid for through a Community Development Block Grant and the contract was awarded to American Ramp Company.&n...

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Posted on: October 27, 2020

Mayor Venezia Encourages Residents to Sign Up for Communication Tools on Township Website

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- Mayor Venezia is reminding residents that are not currently subscribed to township communication tools to subscribe now. The tools keep residents up to date throughout the year with non-emergency related information. 

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Posted on: March 25, 2020

PSE&G Pole Replacement Project on Montgomery St. btw Orchard & Willet St. to be Completed by April 2

BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- PSE&G has begun its pole replacement project on Montgomery Street between Orchard and Willet streets. Signs have been posted in areas where parking will not be allowed between 7am and 4pm.

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Posted on: February 25, 2020

Bloomfield Celebrates Black History Month and Contributions of Residents, Past and Present

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- At last night’s Council meeting, the Mayor and Council recognized a few exceptional residents who’ve given back to the greater-Bloomfield community, in honor of Black History Month. Held in conjunction with t...

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Posted on: January 22, 2020

Bloomfield’s 6th Annual Day of Service to Honor Dr. Martin Luther King’s Legacy

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Bloomfield’s 6th Annual Day of Service to Honor Dr. Martin Luther King’s Legacy Collects 1,200 Hygiene Kits at Bloomfield Middle School Saturday Morning

BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- Saturday morning, the Bloomfield MLK Day of Service Comm...

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Posted on: January 22, 2020

No Injuries at Washington St. Blaze

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- The fire that broke out this morning at 55 Washington St. has been completely extinguished, with no civilians or Firefighters injured. The four alarm fire was reported at 7:48am.

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Posted on: August 20, 2019

Bloomfield Residents Attend Forum on Lead Exposure Prevention

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Bloomfield Residents Attend Forum on Lead Exposure Prevention

BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- Mayor Michael Venezia and the Township Council held a public forum last night in the Civic Center to discuss the findings of recent lead tests in Bloomfield’s water c...

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Posted on: August 20, 2019

Recycle Coach for Mobile Phones Helps Bloomfield Residents Stay Organized with Curbside Collections

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- The Township of Bloomfield has partnered with the Recycle Coach App to help residents reduce their ...

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Posted on: August 16, 2019

Lead Filter Tests Confirm Township-Issued Filters are Functioning Properly, Reducing Lead Levels as

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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. Af...

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Posted on: August 16, 2019

Mayor Michael Venezia and Town Council will Hold Public Forum on Lead Exposure Prevention

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 syst...

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Posted on: August 8, 2019

Backpacks for Life

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The Township of Bloomfield is partnering with Backpacks For Life starting tomorrow until September 11th to collect donations for our veterans. Backpacks for life is a 501(c)(3) organization that provides a unique and personalized support system to homeles...

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Posted on: August 2, 2019

Bloomfield Recreation to Hold Four Free Classic Car Shows on Wednesday Nights in August

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- The Bloomfield Parks, Recreation & Cultural Affairs Department will be holding four free classic car shows on Wednesday nights at Universal Technical Institute, 1515 Broad St between 6:00 and 9:00pm in August.

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Posted on: July 25, 2019

Township Council Interested in Launching Mural Arts Program for Public Space

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- At Monday night’s Bloomfield Township Council, public art advocate Ralph Andre delivered a presentation about potentially bringing the successful Jersey City Mural Arts Program to Bloomfield.

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Posted on: July 23, 2019

Clarification of Resolution Authorizing the Execution of an Energy Consulting Services Agreement

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Regarding the Township Council's adoption of a resolution Authorizing the Execution of an Energy Consulting Services Agreement with EP&G: this agreement applies to buildings owned and operated by the Township of Bloomfield. This does not affect homeow...

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Posted on: July 23, 2019

Planning and Zoning Board Meetings

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Due to ongoing construction of the council chambers, the Planning and Zoning Board meetings scheduled for August 6th and August 15th will be held at the Civic Center.

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Posted on: July 17, 2019

Cooling Center to Be Open in Bloomfield During Weekend Heat Wave

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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 ...

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Posted on: July 17, 2019

Mayor Venezia's Back to School Party will Give Away Book Bags to Pre-K through 6th Grade Students

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- On Saturday, August 25, Bloomfield Mayor Michael Venezia and the Bloomfield Township Council will host their 3rd Annual Back to School Party and book bag giveaway. The afternoon will feature food, games, a DJ playing music, and a book ba...

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Posted on: July 12, 2019

Bloomfield Health Department Staff Continues Summer Canvassing Throughout Town

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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 pos...

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Posted on: July 8, 2019

Tonight's Council Meeting Will Be Streamed Live on Facebook

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Exciting news: tonight's Bloomfield Council meeting will be livestreamed on the Township of Bloomfield Facebook. 

Link to our page: https://www.facebook.com/bloomfieldtwpnj/

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Posted on: June 28, 2019

Farrand St and Ward St Closed Monday to Through Traffic as Parking Garage Construction Progresses

BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- The construction of the second Bloomfield Parking Garage which began in April is will continue on Monday, July 1. Through traffic will be closed to Washington Street between Lackawanna Pl. and Farrand St. and closed to Ward St. Left turn...

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Posted on: June 25, 2019

Bloomfield Health Department Offering Free Lead Testing of Household Items

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- In addition to providing free lead testing kits and PUR water filters to all residents upon request, the Bloomfield Department of Health & Human Services is offering Complimentary Lead Testing of Common Household Items and S...

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Posted on: June 25, 2019

Demolition of Former Getty Gas Station Begins Today

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BLOOMFIELD, Nj -- As part of the Township of Bloomfield's plan to create a Township-owned water pumping station, demolition of the old Getty Station at West/East Passaic Ave. began today. Gas lines have already been removed. 

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Posted on: June 24, 2019

Health Screenings & Literacy

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The Center of Excellence for Latino Health at Clara Maass Medica Center, the Bloomfield Health Department, and the Bloomfield Public Library Presents Health Screenings and Literacy.The events will take place on Tuesdays at 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM. For more inf...

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Posted on: June 24, 2019

Tonight's Council Meeting at 7:00 pm Moved to Civic Center

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- Due to ongoing renovations in the Council Chambers, tonight's regularly scheduled Bloomfield Township Council Regular meeting has been moved to the Civic Center, located at 84 Broad St. It will begin at 7:00 PM. The next Council Regular ...

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Posted on: June 21, 2019

Bloomfield Recreation's Summer of Fun Offers Outdoor Concerts, Movies, and More Family Fun!

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- The Bloomfield Parks Recreation & Cultural Affairs Department is excited to release their 2019 Summer of Fun Event Listing! Their department has a wide variety of fun-filled family events throughout the summer months that everyone wi...

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Posted on: June 19, 2019

Town-Wide Revaluations Underway and On Schedule

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- The property revaluations taking place in Bloomfield, which began this spring, are well underway, and without incident.

“Approximately 20% of the over 13,000 properties in town have been inspected, which puts us on sche...

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Posted on: June 18, 2019

Veggie Truck Event Cancelled Due to Weather

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This afternoon's Veggie Truck event has been cancelled due to the poor weather. However, we still have many events to look forward to. 

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Posted on: June 18, 2019

Bloomfield Enters Exciting Partnership with Main Street New Jersey Program

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ — The New Jersey Department of Community Affairs (DCA) has recognized the Township of Bloomfield, and specifically Bloomfield Center, as a booming downtown commercial district, and has welcomed Bloomfield into an agreement with the DCA and ...

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Posted on: June 17, 2019

Shuttle Bus Expands Service Effective Monday in Anticipation of NJ Transit, Amtrak Schedule Change

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- To accommodate Bloomfield commuters, the Bloomfield Department of Parks, Recreation & Cultural Affairs is adjusting and expanding their shuttle bus service, which nearly one hundred residents rely upon each day.

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Posted on: June 17, 2019

Bloomfield Shows Off Its Robust Dining Scene in 1st Ever Food Tour This Saturday

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ — The 1st ever Food Tour presented by the Bloomfield Center Alliance is launching this summer on Saturday, June 22, from 2:00-5:00pm.

This food-filled trek through Bloomfield Center’s business district will include a guided experience with s...

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Posted on: June 14, 2019

Bloomfield Celebrates Pride Month with Beautiful Banners, and PrideFest Tomorrow at Brookside Park

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- In honor of Pride Month, Bloomfield Pride, Bloomfield’s LGBTQ+ Community Group, in collaboration with the Township of Bloomfield has hung banners reading “Celebrate Diversity: Celebrate Pride” with a Bloomfield logo throughout the town. ...

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Posted on: June 14, 2019

Bloomfield Fire Personnel Receive Comprehensive Health Screenings and Education Materials

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 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 International Assoc...

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Posted on: June 12, 2019

Tips to Prevent Theft from Vehicles

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TIPS TO PREVENT THEFT:

1. Whenever you park your car, take your property with you, including key fobs.

2. Ensure your vehicle is locked, alarmed, and parked in a secure, well lit location.

3. Always keep windows closed when unoccupied.

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Posted on: June 10, 2019

Veggie Truck Events

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The City Green Veggie Mobile is back! Enjoy fresh fruits and vegetables every other  Tuesday in the Bloomfield Public Library courtyard—90 Broad St., Bloomfield, NJ 07003 

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Posted on: June 5, 2019

Public Notice: Planning & Zoning Board Meeting Change

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PUBLIC NOTICE

PLANNING & ZONING BOARDS OF THE TOWNSHIP OF BLOOMFIELD

Please take notice that the Council Chambers of the Municipal Building located at 1 Municipal Plaza, 2nd floor, Bloomfield NJ will be under construction starting June 10, 2019 and endi...

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Posted on: June 3, 2019

Important Voter Information: Three Polling Sites Have Changed for Primary Election

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Please be advised that three polling sites have changed for the primary election on Tuesday, June 4th.  Voters have already been notified by postcard sent from the Board of Elections, the front of their ballot which was received two weeks ago, an...

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Posted on: May 30, 2019

Re-post: 2017 Bloomfield Community Health Survey Results Announced

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- The Bloomfield Department of Health and Human Services has announced the results of the 2017 Community Health Assessment — a comprehensive data-driven report on the behaviors, needs and concerns of the township’s 48,0...

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Posted on: May 30, 2019

Bloomfield Township Council Takes Big Step Toward Modernizing Infrastructure

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- During last Monday night’s meeting, the Bloomfield Mayor and Council voted to move forward with a project to completely modernize the Township’s water meter reading structure. The Council unanimously voted to undergo ...

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Posted on: May 28, 2019

Additional Streets Added to Next Round of Paving

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- Two additional streets, State Street and Hyde Road, will be added to the next round of paving that is scheduled for Monday, June 3rd. Residents of this area will by notified between now and Wednesday. 

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Posted on: May 28, 2019

Northern New Jersey Victorian Society Commemorates Restoration of the Historic Theodore Ward House

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- Last Wednesday, the Northern New Jersey Chapter of the Victorian Society of America gave their annual Historic Preservation award to homeowners Lou and Cynthia Madarakas for their years-long painstaking restoration of 41 Park Place, the ...

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Posted on: May 24, 2019

Parkway 145 - Montgomery Street Work Zone Shift into Stage 2

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On Tuesday, May 28, the Montgomery Street work zone is changing from the north side to the south side of the bridge. The traffic change will be made during normal daytime hours on Tuesday. During this work zone change, the contractor will be moving concre...

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Posted on: May 23, 2019

Bloomfield Animal Shelter Gets State-of-the-Art Transportation Vehicle

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- The Bloomfield Animal Shelter and Animal Control Division have obtained a new state-of-the-art vehicle for responding to calls. Using general funds from the Division of Public Safety's budget, the department purchased a brand new 2019 Fo...

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Posted on: May 23, 2019

HSOB Presents Diners of Essex County

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Diners of Essex County

Presented by NJ author Michael C. Gabriele

Tuesday, May 28, 2019 @ 7:30 PM

Bloomfield Civic Center, 84 Broad Street, Bloomfield, NJ

FREE & open to the public/ Author's books will be available for purchase

On May 28, the Historical So...

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Posted on: May 21, 2019

Bloomfield Kicks Off Summer of Fun with Memorial Day Parade

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- The Bloomfield Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department is kicking off the Summer of Fun with the Memorial Day parade this Monday, May 27. The parade will march south on Broad Street to the reviewing stand on the Town Green in f...

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Posted on: May 20, 2019

Bloomfield Police Present Free 'Hooked on Fishing, Not on Drugs' Event

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- The Bloomfield Police Department will continue its lineup of child-friendly activities in the community on Saturday, June 8th with a free fishing event for kids. The “Hooked on Fishing, Not on Drugs,” event will take ...

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Posted on: May 20, 2019

Bloomfield Health Department to Sponsor Blood Drive on May 28

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The Bloomfield Department of Health and Human Services, in conjunction with Vitalant (formerly Community Blood Services), will host a blood drive from 2:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, May 28, at the Bloomfield Public Library located at 90 Broad St. Free p...

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Posted on: May 17, 2019

Bloomfield Parking Utility Installs New Pay Stations

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- The Bloomfield Parking Utility has completed the installation of new parking pay stations and removed all parking meters in Bloomfield Center. The pay stations will allow parkers to pay 25 cents per 15 minutes of parking by credit or deb...

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Posted on: May 16, 2019

25 Bloomfield Police Officers Recieve Recognition at Award Ceremony

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- 25
Police officers were honored at a ceremony yesterday in the Bloomfield TownshipCouncil Chambers attended by friends and family, Mayor Michael Venezia, other
elected officials, Director of Public Safety Samuel DeMaio, and ...

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Posted on: May 17, 2019

DON'T MISS MONDAY'S EPISODE OF HEALTH BEAT

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Don’t miss Monday’s episode of Health Beat, the Bloomfield Health Department’s award-winning radio show! Our special guest will be Will Yarzab, who oversees the Street Smart NJ pedestrian safety campaign for the North Jersey Transportation Planning Author...

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Posted on: May 16, 2019

FAREWELL FOR THE SUMMER

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BLOOMFIELD - The Bloomfield Youth Band,
led by Founding Director Patrick Burns, will conclude its 33rd Concert Seasonon Saturday, June 8 at 8 PM in Bloomfield Middle School. The Middle School is
located at 60 Huck Road. Special Guests will be composer...

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Posted on: May 13, 2019

Big Truck Day and Recycling Event Scheduled for Saturday Morning

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- Bloomfield’s annual Big Truck and Electronics Recycling Day is taking place this Saturday, May 18 from 9:00am-12:00pm at 1350 Broad Street, in the parking lot across from Brookdale Baptist Church. While kids are admiring Bloomf...

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Posted on: May 10, 2019

Bloomfield's Senior Citizen Prom Draws 160, Including Senator Menendez

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- On Friday afternoon, over 160 local senior citizens came to the Knights of Columbus building on State Street to enjoy great food, and dancing at the Township’s annual “prom” event. The festivities were organ...

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Posted on: May 9, 2019

Town Paints Event Happening on the Town Green This Saturday

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- Town Paints, the annual Bloomfield art exhibition for local artists of all media, ages and skill levels, will take place this Saturday on the Historic Town Green, 84 Broad Street, from 10:00am-1:30pm. At the end of the event, all artists...

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Posted on: May 6, 2019

NJ Transit Announces Schedule Changes for the Summer Months; Here’s How Bloomfield Commuters Will Be

BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- NJ Transit has announced repair work for the summer that will divert Bloomfield commuters’ routes temporarily, with the goal of totally renewing two tracks in New York Penn Station (NYPS). The repair work, which will b...

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Posted on: May 1, 2019

Newark to Begin Corrosion Control Treatment to Address Lead in Bloomfield’s Water System

 BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- On Tuesday,
May 7, the City of Newark will implement new water treatment operations at theValley Road Treatment Plant in Montclair. This represents a major commitment
and capital infrastructure investment by the Ci...

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Posted on: May 1, 2019

Bloomfield Residents Invited to Workout with the Mayor this Saturday at Foley Field

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- In an effort to promote public health, and utilize the great open space that exists in Bloomfield, Mayor Michael Venezia has organized a public workout free and open to the public. The free workout will take place Saturday at 2:00pm at F...

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Posted on: April 25, 2019

Residents Invited to Anonymously Drop off Prescription Drugs on National Take Back Day this Saturday

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- The
Bloomfield Police Department is encouraging residents to drop off prescriptiondrugs at police headquarters on Saturday as part of National Take Back Day. A
bin is located inside 1 Municipal Plaza where residents can anon...

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Posted on: April 23, 2019

Bloomfield Police Department Joins ‘Neighbors’ by Ring to Provide Users with Real-Time, Local Crime

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Bloomfield, NJ – The Bloomfield Police Department today announced that it is joining the free Neighbors app by Ring to provide the Bloomfield/Essex County community with real-time, local crime and safety information. The Neighbors netwo...

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Posted on: April 22, 2019

Bloomfield Paper Shredding Event Scheduled for Saturday April 27

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- The Township of Bloomfield and the Bloomfield Department of Public Works and Parks are hosting their first paper shredding day of the year on Saturday, April 27 from 9:00am - noon at the Board of Education Parking lot, 155 Broad St. (acr...

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Posted on: April 8, 2019

Bloomfield Celebrates Local Government Week with Town Hall Display and Beautification Project

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- Bloomfield is joining the New Jersey League of Municipalities and numerous towns in celebrating Local Government Week. 

Because local government is the
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Posted on: April 8, 2019

Bloomfield’s 5th Annual Citizen Police Academy Graduates 41 Civilians from Greater Bloomfield Area

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- The
Bloomfield Police Department concluded its 5th annual Citizen Police Academy on Tuesday with a special reception and ceremony to thank the participating officers and civilians. What began as a Bloomfield program has now exp...

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Posted on: April 8, 2019

Business Owners, Entrepreneurs Gather for Women’s History Month!

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On Monday, April 1st, the Bloomfield Center Alliance (BCA) organized and co-hosted a networking reception for women business owners, managers, and entrepreneurs in honor of Women’s History Month. The affair, held at the Eastern School of Acupunc...

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Posted on: April 3, 2019

PSEG Roadwork to Resume Today on Several One Block Streets; Small Sections of Larger Roads

BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- PSEG’s road
improvements in Bloomfield, which began last summer, will continue, beginningtoday, and lasting through at least the end of next week. 

Repair work for this project includes milling and paving. M...

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Posted on: April 2, 2019

PSEG Roadwork to Resume Tomorrow on Several One Block Streets; Small Sections of Larger Roads

PSEG’s road improvements in
Bloomfield, which began last summer will continue this week, beginningtomorrow, and lasting through at least the end of next week.

Repair work for this project
includes milling and paving. Milling involves removing...

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Posted on: April 2, 2019

Bloomfield Installs Nine New Smart Pay Stations

BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- The
Township of Bloomfield is moving forward with installing addition smart payparking stations downtown in the coming weeks. This will bring the total number
of pay stations up to 14 in the downtown area. These machines are supplied...

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Posted on: March 29, 2019

Fifth Community Meeting Added for Residents to Learn About Town-Wide Revalulations

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- As
previously announced last month, the Township of Bloomfield will be conductinga property revaluation in 2019 after being ordered to do so by the Essex County
Board of Taxation. The purpose of the revaluation is to ensure ...

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Posted on: March 29, 2019

Construction of Farrand Street Garage to Begin Next Week

BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- The
construction of the second Bloomfield Parking Garage is set to begin in earlyApril. The project, Lackawanna Station, will bring 174 new residential units
and a new parking garage which will create 314 total parking spaces. In ord...

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Posted on: March 26, 2019

Bloomfield Fire Department Honored with Patriotic Employer Award

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ — During
last night’s Township Council meeting, Fire Chief Louis Venezia was presentedwith the Patriotic Employer award by a representative of the United States
Department of Defense for the Bloomfield Fire Departmen...

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Posted on: March 20, 2019

Bloomfield Mayor Expresses Support for Marijuana Legalization

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- While
lawmakers in Trenton have been deliberating the fine details of a bill tolegalize recreational marijuana in the Garden State for several months,
Bloomfield Mayor Michael Venezia is expressing strong support for legaliz...

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Posted on: March 20, 2019

First Town-wide Property Revaluation Community Meeting This Saturday at 10:00am

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- As
previously announced last month, the Township of Bloomfield will be conductinga property revaluation in 2019 after being ordered to do so by the Essex County
Board of Taxation. The purpose of the revaluation is to ensure ...

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Posted on: March 15, 2019

Township of Bloomfield Breaks Ground on Lion Gate Municipal Complex

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ-- The Township of Bloomfield held its Groundbreaking Ceremony for the upcoming Lion Gate Municipal Complex project this morning, with distinguished guests from New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection and county, state and local el...

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Posted on: March 12, 2019

Bloomfield Celebrates Women’s History Month Throughout March

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- In honor of Women’s
History Month, the Bloomfield Mayor and Township Council are partnering with thebusinesses of the Bloomfield Center Alliance, Parks, Recreation and Cultural
Affairs, and the Bloomfield Library t...

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Posted on: March 12, 2019

Bloomfield Fire Department Hosts FireFighter Functional Fitness Seminar

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Bloomfield FireFighters have been trained by industry experts in the area of functional fitness over the last few days. The course took place at Bloomfield Fire Headquarters and involved both classroom and hands on training.

The ...

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Posted on: March 11, 2019

Groundbreaking Ceremony for Lion Gate Municipal Complex To Be Held This Friday

BLOOMFIELD, NJ--The Township of
Bloomfield will host a Groundbreaking Ceremony for the upcoming Lion GateMunicipal Complex this Friday, March 15 from 10:00-11:00am at 8 Lion Gate
Drive, Bloomfield. 
The event will feature remarks by Mayor Mich...

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Posted on: March 7, 2019

Bloomfield Fire Department Now Providing Enhanced Services Responding to Medical Emergencies

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Since
January 1, Bloomfield Firefighters have been joining EMS teams as firstresponders to the scene of medical emergencies called into 911. Bloomfield Fire
Chief Louis Venezia introduced the initiative as a way to ...

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Posted on: March 4, 2019

Bloomfield to hold Community Meetings this Month on Upcoming Town-wide Tax Revaluation

BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- The
Township of Bloomfield will be conducting a property revaluation in 2019 asordered by the Essex County Board of Taxation. The purpose of the program is to
ensure that all residential and commercial properties are fairly ...

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Posted on: March 1, 2019

Bloomfield Public Library Now Offers Homebound Delivery for Seniors

BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- Senior
Citizens and those who have trouble leaving their homes will now be able tohave library resources delivered to them, free of charge, through Homebound
Delivery, a new service provided through a partnership with the Bl...

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Posted on: February 28, 2019

Three Bloomfield Police Lieutenants Promoted to Captain

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- Three long-tenured Bloomfield Police Lieutenants were promoted to the rank of Captain Tuesday night at a ceremony where they were joined by their families and dozens of Bloomfield Police personnel. New Captains Anthony Sisco, Ge...

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Posted on: February 27, 2019

Bloomfield Fire Department Receives $3K Grant for Fire Prevention and Community Education

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ — The Bloomfield
Fire Department has received a $3,010 fire prevention grant from FM Global, oneof the world’s largest commercial property insurers. The award will be used to
assist with fire prevention activities to...

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Posted on: February 26, 2019

Mayor & Director of Public Safety Issue Statement on White Nationalist Flyers Found Downtown

BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- On Friday, several Bloomfield
residents reported seeing flyers for a White nationalist group called NewJersey European Heritage Association (NJEHA) downtown. Mayor Michael Venezia
and Director of Public Safety Samuel DeMaio have issu...

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Posted on: February 25, 2019

Bloomfield Police Department to Swear in Three Captains at Promotion Ceremony

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Bloomfield Police Department will host a promotion ceremony this Tuesday,February 26th, from 5:00 - 6:00pm at Township Council Chambers, 1 Municipal
Plaza. During this event, Lieutenants Anthony Sisco, George Ricci and PatsySpat...

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Posted on: February 22, 2019

Mayor Venezia, Township Officials to Host a Community Meeting on Lead Prevention Monday at 6:00pm

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ --
In an ongoing effort to educate residents about the possible build up of lead inold homes, and ways to reduce exposure, Bloomfield Mayor Michael Venezia and
the Township Council are hosting a Community Public Forum on Monday, Februar...

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Posted on: February 4, 2019

TriEagle Energy Aggregation Program Being Phased Out this Month

BLOOMFIELD, NJ --
Bloomfield residents who have been purchasing their electricity from thirdparty energy provider TriEagle through the Township of Bloomfield’s Government
Energy Aggregation (GEA) program will be automatically returned to the...

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