Bloomfield Crime: Aggravated Assault & Robbery, Stolen Packages, and Several Arrests

BY  |  Tuesday, Aug 25, 2015 2:30pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

crimeThis week’s Bloomfield crime blotter from Sgt. Anthony J. Servedio:

Aggravated Assault / Robbery

On August 14, 2015 a 40 year old Bloomfield woman was assaulted and robbed at 9:00 pm, on N. 15th Street. The victim told investigators that she was walking on N. 15th Street when two suspects approached her in a dark colored vehicle and began flirting. The suspects exited the vehicle and began assaulting the victim but were scared off when an uninvolved vehicle passed by the scene. The suspects stole the victim’s pocketbook which was valued at approximately $200.00 and contained another $500.00 dollars in property. The victim was treated at a local medical facility for what was described as facial injuries, including a broken nose. The suspects were described by the victim as being two black males.  Anyone with information regarding this crime is asked to contact the Bloomfield Police Department Detective Bureau at 973-680-4084.


8/17/2015 – A resident of Birch Street reported to police that a package delivered by U.S. Postal Service on August 5th to his home, was never received. Delivery records indicate the package was signed for but not by the victim or his wife. The contents of the stolen package were valued at $3,500.00.

8/17/2015 – A resident of Park Street reported to police that a package delivered to his building, was never received. A security video is being reviewed for possible evidence that may lead to the identity of a suspect. The contents of the stolen package were valued at $157.58.

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Essex Junction Craft Kitchen & Bar Coming to Bloomfield, December 2015

BY  |  Monday, Aug 24, 2015 9:00am  |  COMMENTS (3)

 Essex Junction Craft Kitchen & Bar

This December, Bloomfield will get a great new culinary edition—Essex Junction Craft Kitchen & Bar.

Experience Management Group CEO & Partner Jeremy Goldberg—a North Caldwell native, CIA graduate and Miami restaurateur—returns to his NJ roots to open a fun, community social gathering place at 90 Washington Street. Essex Junction will be a neighborhood restaurant and bar serving house-made signature dishes with a focus on quality ingredients, accompanied by great craft beers from local and national brewers, great cocktails, and artisanal wines. Breakfast (an early option for commuters), lunch, and dinner will be served daily along with happy hour and weekend brunch.

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Bloomfield Crime: Robbery, Theft, and Several Arrests

BY  |  Friday, Aug 21, 2015 10:00am  |  COMMENTS (0)

crimeThis week’s Bloomfield crime blotter from Sgt. Anthony J. Servedio:


On August 14, 2015, a 54 year old Bloomfield resident was robbed of her purse, as she walked on Beardsley Avenue, between N. 16th Street and N. 17th Street. The victim reported to investigators that she was walking home at approximately 8:15 pm, when an older model Buick pulled alongside her. The passenger, jumped out and pulled her pocketbook off her shoulder, knocking her to the ground. The suspect returned to the vehicle, which fled the area. The victim was not injured and described her attacker as being a white or light skin Hispanic male, approximately 5’10, wearing a blue polo shirt and white baseball cap. The suspect vehicle was described as being an older model Buick, 4-door, blue. Anyone with information regarding this crime is asked to please contact the Bloomfield Police Department Detective Bureau at 973-680-4084.

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United Way of Bloomfield Hosts Healthy Green Market Today

BY  |  Wednesday, Aug 19, 2015 9:00am  |  COMMENTS (0)

Healthy Green Market

Head on down to the Bloomfield Library Plaza today between 11 am – 3 pm to enjoy the Healthy green Market hosted by United Way of Bloomfield. There will be fresh produce from Brookdale ShopRite, free water, samples of chick pea salad from a resident dietitian, health screenings, plus Greener Bloomfield educating about sustainable living.



Bloomfield Crime: Armed Robbery, Bike Theft, and Many Arrests

BY  |  Thursday, Aug 13, 2015 3:00pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

crimeThis week’s Bloomfield crime blotter from Sgt. Anthony J. Servedio:


On August 8, 2015 a 38 year old woman from Piscataway and her 18 year old daughter were leaving a party on Orchard Street, when a male suspect driving in a black 4 door BMW, drove up and attempted to rob the women at gun point. The older female reported that at approximately 7:27 pm, she was getting into her vehicle when the suspect pulled up, pointed what looked like a black, machine gun type weapon and demanded her purse. The victim ran and the suspect drove away. No one was injured and the two victims were able to describe the suspect to investigators as being a black male, wearing a gray baseball type hat. The crime is currently being actively investigated by The Bloomfield Police Department Detective Bureau and if anyone has information regarding the incident they are asked to please call 973-680-4084.

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Jim Axelrod to Speak at Temple Ner Tamid in Bloomfield

BY  |  Sunday, Aug 09, 2015 10:30am  |  COMMENTS (0)

AxelrodJim Axelod will speak at Temple Ner Tamid (936 Broad Street, Bloomfield) on Friday evening, August 14. His topic is titled “It’s All We’ve Got. The Best Blessing of All: Our Capacity for Connection,”  is a continuation of Temple Ner Tamid’s summer-long series of community members and leaders addressing the community on issues of political, social and religious significance.

Axelrod is the anchor of the Saturday edition of the “CBS Evening News” and a national correspondent for CBS News. He lives in Montclair with his wife, Christina, and three children, Emma, Will, and Bobby. Jim is also the author of “In the Long Run,” published by Farrar, Straus, and Giroux.

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Bloomfield Crime: Armed Robbery, Theft, and Several Arrests

BY  |  Thursday, Jul 30, 2015 11:30am  |  COMMENTS (0)

crimeThis week’s Bloomfield crime blotter from Sgt. Anthony J. Servedio:


On July 25, 2015, a 38 year old Bloomfield resident was robbed at gunpoint of his cell phone, by 3 males wearing bandanas over their faces, on the 200 block of Ampere Parkway. The victim reported that he was walking home when the 3 males approached him and one of the suspects was holding what appeared to be a silver semi-automatic handgun. The victim quickly said “the police are coming” which made the suspects hesitate for a moment before they took his cell phone and fled on foot towards Chester Avenue. The victim followed the suspects to N 17th Street, where he witnessed them enter a grey, 4 door vehicle, occupied by a fourth suspect in the driver’s seat. The victim observed the vehicle drive away south on N 17th Street.

The victim was not injured in the robbery and the stolen cell phone was valued at approximately $100.00.

The suspects were described by the victim only as being: 3 black males, one with a grey hooded sweatshirt and red bandana over his face, one with a black hooded sweatshirt and black bandana over his face and one with a white tee shirt and black bandana over his face.

The Bloomfield Police Department is actively investigating this crime and following up on leads generated by their investigation so far. Anyone that has information regarding this crime is asked to contact the Detective Bureau at 973-680-4084.


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Oakeside Bloomfield Cultural Center to Host New Abstract Art Show

BY  |  Wednesday, Jul 29, 2015 10:30am  |  COMMENTS (0)

Mark AJ Szep

Bloomfield artist Mark AJ Szep will present his new art show “Spark of Creation” at the Oakeside Bloomfield Cultural Center from August 1 – August 31. An opening reception will be held Thursday, August 13 from 7:30 – 9:30 pm where the public can meet and greet the artist. Light refreshments will be served.

Spark of Creation is a series of black and white abstract paintings that were inspired by that single moment of creation when one drop of paint reaches the canvas and spreads outwards in undulations of expression and creativity.

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Bloomfield Mayor In the Finals of Politicker’s Poll For New Jersey’s Most Effective Mayor

BY  |  Tuesday, Jul 28, 2015 8:16am  |  COMMENTS (9)

mayor mike veneziaBloomfield’s Mayor Mike Venezia has made it to the final round of Politicker’s contest to name New Jersey’s Most Effective Mayor. Polls opened in June with 13 mayors up for the title.

It’s now down to two—Venezia is up against Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop.

Politicker says the young mayors deserve props in that they both supplanted older guards to get where they are now.

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Bloomfield Council Agrees on Resolution to Support Immigrants and Minorities

BY  |  Thursday, Jul 23, 2015 12:00pm  |  COMMENTS (5)


The Bloomfield Council voted unanimously to move forward with a resolution supporting immigrant and minority groups at the Monday evening conference meeting, after rejecting a proposal to specifically admonish Donald Trump for his recent controversial remarks about Mexican immigrants.

The original resolution admonishing Donald Trump was proposed by Councilman Joe Lopez at last week’s council meeting. At that time, the Council voted to defer the issue to the conference meeting in order to have an opportunity to discuss it prior to voting, as the item had been added to the agenda on the morning of the meeting on July 13.

At Monday’s conference meeting, Lopez moved the resolution, which singled out Donald Trump for his remarks on Mexican immigrants, and added that he also wanted to include a paragraph about veterans, since Trump had subsequently made additional controversial comments stating Senator John McCain, who was a prisoner of war for five years during the Vietnam War, was “not a war hero.”

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Thank you for this story!!! I must admit I was never a fan of this wall and always wondered about it when I drove by. Now that I know the story behind it, I think I will admire it when I drive by. I am sorry for Dr. Bloom's loss and hope that his work on the wall will continue to provide him some measure of solace.

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