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Baristanet Profile: Mohamad Al-Kassem

Name: Mohamad Al-Kassem Where do you live? Bloomfield, NJ When did you move there? I moved to Bloomfield in 2016, just before I married my beautiful wife. Where did you grow up? I was born in Syria and raised...

Bloomfield to Conduct Survey to Identify Properties That May Be Designated as Local Historic...

BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- In a continued effort to honor and preserve the historic character of Bloomfield, the Mayor, Town Council and Historic Preservation Commission are beginning a survey of historic resources in the...

Toni’s Community Closet, A Thrift Store to Benefit Toni’s Kitchen, Opens in Bloomfield

"Toni's Community Closet," a thrift store that provides access to quality clothing for a wide variety of food insecure populations, has opened in Bloomfield. Toni's Community Closet repurposes gently used clothing and housewares to...

Bloomfield to Hold Free Shredding Events

BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- The township will be holding two free shredding events over the next several months on August 1 and November 7 at Pulaski Park. Pulaski Park is located at 24 Mt....

Bloomfield Public Library Extends FREE WiFi Coverage to the Town Green

BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- The Bloomfield Public Library has extended its free WiFi coverage to cover outside the library, the State Street lot and the library courtyard. The expanded coverage will allow residents to safely...

Bloomfield to Hold Additional Community Conversations on Race on July 15 and July 29

BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- The township will be holding two additional community discussions around race on July 15 and 29 at 7:00pm over Zoom. The events will be moderated by Councilwomen Jenny Mundell and...

Bloomfield Launches Six Month Angled Parking Pilot Study

Bloomfield, NJ - In an effort to make parking safer and increase the number of available spots, the township of Bloomfield has begun an angled parking pilot study. The study will last for...

Brookdale ShopRite Celebrates Local 2020 Graduates with Pomp and Circumstance

On Friday, June 26th, Brookdale ShopRite honored all of the graduating high school and college seniors who work for the store by holding their own “graduation ceremony.” With Pomp and Circumstance playing in the...

Temple Ner Tamid Celebrates Pride Month with Car Parade

Temple Ner Tamid recognized Pride Month Sunday with a car parade of some 75 vehicles celebrating. Photos: Michael Reitman

Oakeside Bloomfield Cultural Center To Welcome Food Trucks for Taste on Wheels

Oakeside Bloomfield Cultural Center is excited to announce Taste on Wheels – a mobile version of its traditional Taste of Bloomfield. Since the Covid-19 pandemic has pre-empted Oakeside’s traditional Taste of Bloomfield restaurant festival, Oakeside...

Bloomfield Closes All Municipal Offices Friday in Honor of Juneteenth

BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- Mayor Michael Venezia has ordered all municipal offices closed on Friday, June 19 in observation of Juneteenth, a holiday that commemorates the end of slavery. “It is a crucial step for our...

Cruise Through Old Bloomfield, Then Around the World

The Historical Society of Bloomfield (HSOB) has expanded its website to include new photo collections of vintage Bloomfield and exciting early 20th century travel images from an intrepid Bloomfield trekker. HSOB Board Trustee and Webmaster...

Bloomfield Purchases Thermal Imaging Camera to Protect Residents and Township Employees

BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- In an effort to keep residents and township employees safe during the COVID-19 crisis, Bloomfield has purchased a thermal imaging scanner. The scanner will be used to quickly assess a person’s...

Bloomfield Health and Human Services Department Releases Contact Tracing Steps for COVID-19

The Bloomfield Health and Human Services Department has outlined step by step what the contact tracing process entails for residents that test positive for COVID-19. The purpose of contact tracing, is to retrace a...