Monday, February 11, 2013
The meeting will begin at 7:30 p.m. in the district's administration building, at 155 Broad St.
Monday, February 11
The Bloomfield Board of Education convenes tonight, Tuesday Feb. 11, for a regularly scheduled meeting starting at 7:30 p.m. in the district's administration building, at 155 Broad St. On the agenda will be various presentations, including those for Essex County coaches of the year, the Whitehall demographic study, and the Foley Field Revitalization Committee. Superintendent Jason Bing will discuss the district's technology goals in his report. The full upcoming agenda can be read by clicking here.
Students and faculty took seminars about human trafficking.
Bloomfield College students stopped by the United Nations in New York City to attend seminars about human trafficking. Recently, 29 senior nursing students, five faculty members and College Chaplain Rev. Sherry Karasik were given a private tour of the United Nations building and spent the afternoon with Carol Smolenski of ECPAT, a worldwide organization devoted to ending human trafficking in all areas of society. The nursing students learned about the different types of trafficking, the causes –such as poverty, kidnapping, and false promises of a better life – and how to recognize and report victims of trafficking. Often times in very impoverished areas, parents will give up their children for slave labor, many thinking that they are on…
Check out what's happening this week in Bloomfield.
Monday The Bloomfield Township Council will convene for a conference meeting at 7 p.m. in room 205 of the Law Enforcement Building, at 1 Municipal Plaza. The administrator will offer a resolution for the establishment of a written agreement between the Bloomfield Fire Department and the Clifton Fire Department to provide mutual aid when required. The council will also discuss a new procedure for tenants and home buyers, barbershops and nail salon business hours, and the township's recycling contract, among other things. The full agenda can be found by clicking here. Tuesday The Bloomfield Board of Education will convene Tuesday for a regularly scheduled meeting starting at 7:30 p.m. in the district's administration building, at 155 …
Saturday, February 9, 2013
Check out the top stories this week in Bloomfield!
The most recent meteorological anomaly is seen here through the eyes of Bloomfield residents! Check out the things residents saw during the winter blizzard. And if you took any photos or videos, send them to the editor at email@example.com for posting. A local market was robbed at gunpoint by two men during the Super Bowl on Sunday evening, according to Bloomfield Police. Alaa Abdelnaby scored well over 1,000 points in two full varsity seasons at Bloomfield, and then went on to play for Duke University, and also had a nice run in the National Basketball Association. He now is a studio analyst and does color commentary for CBS Sports and Westwood One Radio. Blogger and real estate sales consultant Beverly Meaux, of Keller Williams…
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Saturday, February 9
How are you handling this most recent meteorological anomaly? Share with the Bloomfield Patch what you are seeing out there (or not seeing!), and your photos and videos from the blizzard. You can also send them to the editor at email@example.com.
Friday, February 8, 2013
Blogger and real estate sales consultant Beverly Meaux, of Keller Williams, takes a look at the state of Bloomfield real estate.
Check back here for updates throughout the storm.
[Updated: 4:30 p.m. Friday] Freeholder Brendan Gill Releases Winter Storm Statement In response to the winter storm hitting the east coast, Freeholder Brendan Gill has released the following statement. “Essex County Executive DiVincenzo has declared a Snow Emergency in Essex County. Robo-calls were made to all county residents Thursday night to announce that all county parks will be closed as of 2:00 PM Friday, and also asking that no cars be parked on county roads after 2:00 PM, Friday, to facilitate plowing. “In Bloomfield, this announcement specifically refers to Brookdale and Watsessing Parks, and the following county roads: Alexander Avenue, Bay Avenue, Belleville Avenue, Bloomfield Avenue, Broad Street, East Passaic Avenue, …
Prepare for winter storm Nemo with these essential safety recommendations.
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Friday, February 8
Are you preparing that generator you purchased after Hurricane Sandy? If so, keep in mind these safety tips for generators and more.
Thursday, February 7, 2013
Educational conference, fundraisers and benefits round out weekend plans.
Thursday, February 7
Verona Cops and Rockers Battle of the Bands Friday, 6 p.m. Verona High School 121 Fairview Ave., Verona Romance Novel Give Away @ Verona Public Library Sunday, All day Verona Public Library 17 Gould St., Verona FREE To celebrate Valentine’s Day and to say thank you to the community, The Friends of the Verona Public Library are giving away free romance novels during the week of Valentine’s Day. Beginning on Sunday, Feb. 10 and running through Saturday, Feb. 16, members of the Verona community can stop by the Verona Public Library to pick up their free book! Both hardcovers and paperbacks will be included in this giveaway. Verona Live: Cards & Games Friday, 1 p.m. Verona Community Center Annex, 880 Bloomfield Ave., Verona FREE Drop in on…
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
The U.S. Postal Service announced it will end Saturday mail delivery by Aug. 1. Speak out: How will this affect you?
Calling the six-days-per-week mail delivery business model “no longer sustainable,” the U.S. Postal Service announced Wednesday it will eliminate Saturday delivery of mail during the week of Aug. 5. The plan to change delivery from six days a week to five would only affect the street delivery of first-class mail. Packages, mail-order medicines, priority and express mail would still be delivered on Saturdays, and local post offices will remain open for business Saturdays. USPS spokesperson George Flood said most Americans support the transition. "We have done a lot of market research, and there has been some independent research," said Flood, "... that indicates seven out of 10 Americans supported the switch to the five-day delivery as a…