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Bloomfield Mayor Michael Venezia to Host Virtual Vigil Tonight For George Floyd

BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- Following the tragic death of George Floyd, Mayor Michael Venezia has announced a virtual vigil for tonight at 5:00pm. The event will be open to the public and...

Free COVID-19 Testing Available to All Bloomfield Residents Beginning June 4

BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- The Bloomfield Health Department is offering free COVID-19 tests to residents starting June 4. Testing will be done on Tuesdays and Thursdays between 10:00am-2:00pm at varying locations. “As the state...

Bloomfield Mayor Michael Venezia and Congressman Donald M. Payne Jr. to Host Virtual Town...

BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- Bloomfield Mayor Michael Venezia and Congressman Donald M. Payne Jr. will be hosting a virtual town hall on Thursday, May 28 at 6:00pm. The purpose of the event will be...

Bloomfield Civil Rights Commission to Hold Virtual Voter Info Session Wednesday

BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- The Bloomfield Civil Rights Commission will be holding a virtual voter information session for residents on Wednesday, May 27 at 7:00pm. Bloomfield Municipal Clerk Louise Palagano will serve as a presenter...

Bloomfield Department of Health and Human Services Offering Services to Help Residents During COVID-19...

Bloomfield Department of Health and Human Services is offering a variety of services to help residents get through COVID-19 crisis. Residents can contact the department for help regarding food stamp applications, food pantry information, food...

Bloomfield Municipal Building to Reopen on Monday for Drop Off Only

BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- The Township of Bloomfield has begun making accommodations for businesses and residents to drop off documents at the municipal building beginning Monday, May, 18. Non-essential construction will also be permitted to...

Bloomfield to Restart Parking Meter and Permit Enforcement and Street Sweeping on June 1

Bloomfield will restart parking meter and permit enforcement as well as street sweeping on June 1. Meter/permit enforcement, as well as street sweeping had been suspended as a result of COVID-19 in March. Residents...

Temple Ner Tamid Presents Temple Talks, “Hunger and Feeding in the Time of COVID”

Join Rabbi Marc Katz and Budd Mishkin of CBS News Radio Network, on Monday, May 11 at 8 PM for the “Temple Talks” Series focusing on “Hunger and Feeding in the time of COVID”. ...

Baristanet Profile: Jaleesa Al Kassem

Name: Jaleesa Al Kassem Where do you live? Bloomfield, NJ -- Brookside.  When did you move there? September 2016. We had just bought our first house one month before our wedding. ☺ Where did you grow up? Spanish Harlem (NYC). Born...

Baristanet Profile: Noel Gatts

Name: Noel Gatts Where do you live? Bloomfield right next to Brookdale Park When did you move there? We moved from the Bronx, NY in 2015 Where did you grow up? I was born in Manhattan while my parents were...

Brookdale ShopRite Shares Information After Associate Reports Confirmed Case of COVID-19

A Brookdale ShopRite associate has reported a confirmed case of COVID-19 Tuesday, owner Neil Greenstein told Baristanet early Tuesday afternoon. "This information has to get out," said Greenstein. "I want to be totally transparent,...

Bloomfield Mayor Launches Task Force to Help Small Business Owners File for Federal Grants/Loans

BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- Mayor Michael Venezia has created a task force that will help small business owners in the township file for the Small Business Administration (SBA) Economic Injury Disaster Loans or federal grants....

See Historic Bloomfield Anytime, Anywhere

In these times of self-isolation and quarantine, The Historical Society of Bloomfield (HSOB) is supporting the community by transporting you to a different time. The HSOB has updated its video archive featuring many of...

Brookdale ShopRite Makes Shopping Safer With Plexiglass Dividers At Checkout, One-Way Aisles

Brookdale ShopRite in Bloomfield intoduced new, one-way aisles to promote social distancing and improve traffic flow while helping shoppers maintain social distancing. Brookdale ShopRite shared the initiative on social media, stating: "Please be mindful...