Bloomfield Crime: Bomb Scare, Laundromat Robbery, Theft, and Arrests

BY  |  Tuesday, Apr 28, 2015 1:30pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

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

BOMB SCARE

On April 26, 2015 The Bloomfield Police Department Communications Center received a call at 4:50 pm, from a male who stated that there was a bomb, placed in Bloomfield College. The caller gave no specific location of the bomb other than it was in a building located on the 400 block of Franklin Street. Officers responded and a command post was set up. Liberty Street was shut down from Austin Place to Broad Street and College Security was notified of the call and in turn directed all students back to their dorm rooms. The Bloomfield Fire Department, Bloomfield EMS, Essex County Sheriff’s Department Bomb Squad and K-9 Unit were all called in. A search of the grounds and of the building was conducted which proved to be negative in finding an explosive device. Upon further investigation of the audio tapes of the call the team went back a second time to the college and further checked a location on Franklin Street and again did not locate a device. Investigators are continuing the multi-jurisdictional investigation and if anyone has information regarding this crime they are asked to contact the Bloomfield Police Department Detective Bureau at 973-680-4084.

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Bloomfield’s Finest Restaurants Showcased Their Food at A Taste Of Bloomfield

BY  |  Monday, Apr 27, 2015 10:30am  |  COMMENTS (0)

Many of Bloomfield’s finest restaurants showcased their menus at A Taste Of Bloomfield, held Sunday at the Oakeside Bloomfield Cultural Center.

Chefs set up tables inside the historic mansion and under a tent in the Rose Garden. The variety of tasting items included international favorites, American cuisine and delicious desserts. El Matador Mexican Deli, Spice Thai Cuisine, Zi Zia Pizzeria and Senorita’s Mexican Grill brought the flavors of their home countries to the event. Anthony’s Cheesecake served their famous “Slice of Heaven” and also brought Pulled Pork Sliders & Potato Salad from Anthony’s Cafe. Brookdale ShopRite was there with ten items from their catering menu and Shrimp Tempura, Spicy Tuna Roll & Rainbow Roll from the Shoprite Sushi Bar.

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Bloomfield Singer & Educator Corinna Sowers Adler Nominated for a TONY Award

BY  |  Friday, Apr 24, 2015 12:00pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

Corinna Sowers Adler

New York Cabaret Singer and Bloomfield resident, Corinna Sowers Adler, recently received a nomination for the first ever TONY Award’s Excellence in Theatre Education Award!

Corinna, who is currently the Founding Artistic Director of NiCori Studios and Productions housed at the Oakeside Bloomfield Cultural Center, is a graduate of Wilkes University and has been directing productions, teaching theater classes and providing vocal instruction to students for the past 15 years.

Corinna is also the Executive Director of Gas Lamp Academy of Performing Arts, in Glen Ridge. Her latest brainchild is a new project entitled “Starting with Me,” a cabaret of new musical works to be performed at Oakeside on Thursday, June 4 at 7 p.m. and Don’t Tell Mama in New York City on Sunday, June 7 at 3 p.m. The show is part of the Teen Project for Gas Lamp Academy.

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Bloomfield Crime: Burglaries, Theft, Several Arrests

BY  |  Wednesday, Apr 22, 2015 11:00am  |  COMMENTS (0)

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

ROBBERY

On April 16, 2015, a 51 year old Bloomfield woman had her pocketbook stolen from her as she stood waiting for the bus on 1st Avenue. The victim reported to police that at approximately 3:21 pm, she was approached from behind by the suspect, who forcefully removed the pocketbook from her shoulder. The suspect, described by the victim as being a white male in his mid 30’s, approximately 5’6”-5’8” tall and last seen wearing a blue jacket and blue baseball cap fled on foot to a small blue vehicle then drove away from the scene north toward Bloomfield Avenue. A multi-jurisdictional search was conducted but no suspect or vehicle was located. If anyone has information regarding this crime they are asked to contact the Bloomfield Police Department Detective Bureau at; 973-680-4084.

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Bloomfield Planning Board Adjourns Hoover Avenue Application to May 5

BY  |  Friday, Apr 17, 2015 10:30am  |  COMMENTS (10)

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Michael Piromalli, attorney for 262-268 Hoover Avenue@Bloomfield, LLC, told the Planning Board on Tuesday evening that the applicant is looking for a way to mitigate some of the traffic issues that were discussed at the March 24th meeting, and hopes to purchase adjacent property to enable a redesign of the traffic flow.

The applicant is requesting bulk variances and site plan approvals to build a five-story multi-family apartment building on the corner of Hoover Avenue and JFK Drive. The traffic flow presented at the last meeting would have entailed a right-turn-only entrance to the property off of Hoover Avenue, and a right-turn-in, right-turn-out driveway opening onto JFK Drive, forcing residents exiting the property to drive all the way to Belleville Avenue before being able to make a turn. Board members had expressed concern about the safety and practicality of the traffic flow.

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Bloomfield Council Introduces 2015 Budget

BY  |  Wednesday, Apr 15, 2015 3:00pm  |  COMMENTS (1)

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The Bloomfield Council passed a resolution at Monday night’s meeting approving the proposed 2015 municipal budget, which was first presented at the March 16 conference meeting.

The governing body also passed a resolution authorizing the council to read the budget by title rather than in full, at a public hearing. A condition of that resolution is the budget will be published in full and made available to the public prior to the public hearing, to be held on June 1, 2015 at 7 p.m. at the Franklin School. At that time, objections to any portion of the budget may be presented by taxpayers or other interested parties.

The increase in the tax levy will be less than 1%, resulting in an increase of about $39 to the average homeowner’s property taxes.

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Bloomfield Crime: Robberies, Theft, Criminal Mischief, and Arrests

BY  |  Wednesday, Apr 15, 2015 12:00pm  |  COMMENTS (1)

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

ROBBERY

On April 9, 2015 a store manager from Quick Check, 357 Broad Street reported to police that he was assaulted by two males when he attempted to stop them from shoplifting. The victim said that he was pushed into a store display, a scuffle ensued and he was bit in the hand by one of the suspects. Both suspects fled northbound on Broad Street on foot and a search of the area by police was unsuccessful.

The suspects were described by the victim as being:

  1. A black male in his 20s, approximately 5’11” with a tattoo on his neck, black leather jacket, and a gray hoody.
  2. A black male with short hair, a knit cap, beige pants, and a brown jacket.

Anyone with information regarding this crime is asked to contact the Bloomfield Police Department Detective Bureau at: 973-680-4084.

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Historical Society of Bloomfield offers Morris Canal Greenway Hike

BY  |  Tuesday, Apr 14, 2015 12:00pm  |  COMMENTS (6)

The Morris Canal in Bloomfield, North of the Third River Aqueduct

The Morris Canal in Bloomfield, North of the Third River Aqueduct

Join The Historical Society of Bloomfield, NJ (HSOB) for a three mile hike following the path of the Morris Canal through Bloomfield and a bus ride to additional sites where the canal is still intact. The excursion, conducted by Rich Rockwell and Ron Ricewill, take place on Saturday, April 25.

Morris Canal Greenway Hike through Bloomfield
Saturday, April 25 from 10 am – 2 pm
$5, Space is limited and reservations are required by emailing here.

The excursion will be co-sponsored by HSOB, the Bloomfield Morris Canal Greenway Committee and the Bloomfield Recreation Dept.

 

 

 

Bloomfield Crime: Robbery, Aggravated Assault, Burglary, Several Arrests

BY  |  Wednesday, Apr 08, 2015 11:30am  |  COMMENTS (0)

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

ROBBERY

On April 5, 2015 at approximately 11:50 pm, a 19 year old Montclair man was robbed at gunpoint on Bloomfield Avenue near Berkeley Avenue. The victim told investigators that he was walking on Bloomfield Avenue when he was approached head on by a male that he described as being a black male, wearing a dark colored hoodie and dark sweatpants. As the suspect ordered the victim to hand over his book bag, two more suspects approached the victim from behind. All three suspects then produced black handguns and took the victims belongings which included the book bag, a watch, some sneakers, an I-Phone, some identification and $70.00 in cash. All totaled the property taken was estimated to be worth approximately $405.00. The suspects fled on foot and the victim ran to a local gas station to call police. A search of the area proved negative in finding the suspects. Anyone with information about this crime is asked to contact the Bloomfield Police Department Detective Bureau at 973-680-4084.

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Bloomfield Crime: Robbery, Thefts, and Over Two Dozen Arrests

BY  |  Thursday, Apr 02, 2015 10:00am  |  COMMENTS (1)

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

ROBBERY

3/23/15 – A store manager at the Quick Check, 357 Broad Street reported that a black male approximately 5’10” inches tall, wearing grey sweat pants, a grey hooded sweat shirt, and a black jacket placed a drink and snack cake in his jacket pockets. The manager said that when he confronted the suspect he threw some items at him and ran out of the store with 3 other accomplices. The four suspects entered a silver Pontiac and fled south on Broad Street.

NOTE: Nicholas Davidson age 18 from Lumberton, NJ and Kwynten Brooks age 19 from Newark were both arrested by Detective James Peri, after an investigation led to the discovery of their identity and their alleged participation in the crime.

Both men were charged with Robbery and bail was set at $50,000.00 full, by The Honorable Judge John Paparazzo.

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