Saturday, January 19, 2013
Bloomfield Patch asks what you want to see move into the former Annie Sez department store.
In this installment of Visions for Vacancies, the Bloomfield Patch asks: what do you think should move into 50 Broad St., the former Annie Sez department store. All possibilities are on the table. We ask you to forget what zone it's in, ignore setback regulations, dump-lot coverage rules, and all the other zoning jargon that puts most people to sleep. If you had your way, what would you like to see there? What would be the best use for the community? The former department store is a two-story building and has a vast, open first floor. The historic looking facade is coupled with nine storefront windows which take up a significant amount of space along Broad Street where it intersects with Franklin Street. Across from Bloomfield College and…
Thursday, January 10, 2013
Bloomfield middle school students placed 2nd overall in the Essex County Forensics Interpretive Reading Competition.
Thursday, January 10
The Bloomfield Middle School Forensics Team won several awards at the Essex County Forensics Interpretive Reading Competition earlier this week. Seventh-grader Sophie Bell won 4th place overall and eighth-grader Zoe Gilmore won 2nd place overall. In addition, the team's combined scores won them 2nd place in the county. The following students were on the Bloomfield student team:
Wednesday, January 9, 2013
The Carriage House is now open at Millburn's playhouse Wednesday through Sunday.
The Paper Mill Playhouse has opened the doors to its own bar and bistro for guests to enjoy before or after plays — or just for another dining option steps away from downtown Millburn. The Carriage House is open Wednesday to Sunday 4:30 to 10 p.m. It is also open for brunch on Sunday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. as well as before most performances. The restaurant seats 60 people. "Everyone that's been here said they loved it," chef Holly Guber said. "People have been coming out from around the neighborhood for brunch also." The Carriage House's soft opening was during "The Sound of Music". During "Chorus Line" it opened but only before and after shows. On Friday nights, jazz bands perform acoustically in the bar from 6 to 9 p.m. In January the…
Thursday, January 3, 2013
The Newark Museum exhibits Angels & Tomboys: Girlhood in 19th-Century American Art -- extended run until January 20
Dr. Holly Pyne Connor, Curator of Nineteenth-Century American Art, has girls on her mind. She has curated Angels & Tomboys: Girlhood in 19th-Century American Art, a major traveling loan exhibition, which is the first to examine nineteenth-century depictions of girls in paintings, sculpture, prints and photographs. The exhibit is at the Newark Museum until January 20. This is an extended run due to popular demand. Connor explains that the exhibit includes works by John Singer Sargent, Thomas Eakins, Winslow Homer, Cecilia Beaux and William Merritt Chase. The range of artists mirrors the range of perceptions of girlhood -- from "angelic, passive and domestic" to tomboys, working girls, and awkward adolescents. Girls portrayed in the exhibit'…
Wednesday, January 2, 2013
Jacob Jimenez, of Newark, was arrested last week by Bloomfield police in the area of JFK Drive North and Franklin Street.
A 21-year-old Newark man was arrested Dec. 29 in Bloomfield for impersonating a police officer and carrying an arsenal of guns and bullets — including hollow-point bullets — in his car, according to police. Jacob Jimenez was pulled over by Bloomfield police on Dec. 29 in the area of JFK Drive North and Franklin Street after a report of suspicious activity. Jimenez, who had a passenger in the car, was involved in a dispute with another vehicle at the time of the stop. When stopped by police in his 1999 Ford Crown Victoria, Jimenez allegedly held out a gold badge from the driver’s side window and said he worked for the Newark Police Department, according to authorities. Jimenez later said he was a volunteer. While being questioned, police…
Trains will run from Newark to the World Trade Center this weekend. There'll be no service between Hoboken and 33rd Street over the weekend.
Round the clock PATH service could resume between seven and ten days, according to the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. "Workers can make repairs to the PATH system significantly faster when power to third rails is turned off, with no trains running in active construction zones," according to the Port Authority's announcement. On Saturday January 5 and Sunday January 6, service will be suspended between Hoboken and 33rd Street. Trains will run between Newark and the World Trade Center this weekend instead. Round the clock service has been suspended since Sandy hit Hoboken in late October, 2012. Hoboken's PATH station was the last one to open, and service has been restored between 5 a.m. and 10 p.m. every day.
Monday, December 31, 2012
Resolution sponsored by Sen. Jennifer Beck
Monday, December 31, 2012
One of the Jersey Shore's most iconic musicians will be honored annually with a day named after him. Every Jan. 11 will now be Clarence Clemons Day. The state Senate last week passed a resolution sponsored by Senator Jennifer Beck (R-11) that memorializes the legendary saxophonist from Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band. Clemons died last year at the age of 69 after suffering a stroke. “The New Jersey Shore would not be the same without the music of Bruce Spingsteen’s E-Street Band,” said Beck. “And the E-Street Band would not have been the same without the sound of a saxophone played by Clarence Clemons. For me as a resident of Red Bank, where he once owned a rock club, the loss rings ever more true. New Jersey lost an icon last year, an …
Sunday, December 30, 2012
Here is a look back at the stories that made the biggest splash this year in Bloomfield.
A lot happened in Bloomfield in 2012. The following are the top stories read by you, the readers, this year. A 16-year-old Bloomfield High School soccer player died on a September night in car crash that left four others injured. Christina Lembo was seated in the back of a 2007 Honda Civic when it was involved in a car crash with a 2000 Chevrolet Camaro at the intersection of Broughton Avenue and Walter Street in Bloomfield, according to a press release from the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office. Lembo was transported to University Hospital in Newark, and was pronounced dead a short time later, the release said. The corner of Broughton Avenue and Walter Street fell completely silent on Sept. 30, as hundreds of Bloomfield High School …
Friday, December 28, 2012
Each week Patch highlights some of the top headlines from around Essex County.
Montclair police are investigating an armed robbery that took place last weekend when a man flashed a gun at two people sitting in a car and took their money and cell phones. Association contributes iPads, software, an air conditioner, kitchen appliances and scholarships to assist special education in Nutley schools. A 20-year-old Fairfield man was arrested Dec. 15 on DUI charges following a traffic stop in Lyndhurst near the Nutley border, officials said. Food Network Star and Cedar Grove native Amanda Freitag takes on popular cooking competition. Witness tells police suspects fled from home carry a backpack loaded with computers and jewelry. School informed last week it will be evicted from Mount Pleasant Avenue building Jan. 31 leaving …
Wednesday, December 26, 2012
Residents favored Obama over the Romney more than 5-1 when it came to campaign contributions.
Wednesday, December 26, 2012
Bloomfield residents overwhelmingly favored President Barack Obama with their wallets in the 2012 election. Residents contributed $62,304 to Obama’s re-election campaign. This was more than five times what Republican candidate Mitt Romney received -- $12,338. The average contribution for Obama was about $88, compared to nearly $182 for Romney. The map, compiled by NJ Spotlight from an analysis of Federal Election Commission data, breaks down the number and amount of contributions by zip code. Each zip code is colored red, Republican, or blue, Democrat, depending on which party received the most in contributions. Obama led New Jersey by $1.3 million more in donations than received by Romney. Essex County is shown split between …