Saturday, February 2, 2013
Check out the stories that made headlines in Bloomfield last week!
Bloomfield schools have many safety measures already in place, but Superintendent Jason Bing said he wants to improve them and bring the district into the 21st century. The Third River will flow a little easier through Bloomfield this week. Passaic Valley Sewerage Commission maintenance crews weathered snow on Monday as they cleared large tree branches and debris blocking the flow of Third River under an access bridge leading to 225 Belleville Ave. The Bloomfield Police reported the following burglaries to vehicles and homes, and stolen automobiles during the past week in the township. A Bloomfield High grad committed suicide and his wife was murdered inside their Parsippany home, the Morris County Prosecutor's Office said. Middle …
Sunday, January 27, 2013
Check out the top stories in Bloomfield this week.
The Bloomfield Police reported a series of burglaries to vehicles and stolen automobiles during the past week in the township. Bloomfield playwright Nikkole Salter will have have her second play, “Carnaval,” produced at Luna Stage in West Orange beginning at the end of January. The past week has been no kinder to New Jersey residents suffering from the sniffles, cough and chills of the flu, state officials say, and has led to the death of a fourth state resident, according to an NJ.com report. Click on the link above to find where you can get your flu shot. There are three open seats on the Bloomfield Board of Education in this year's election. Candidates can now submit their petitions to run for a seat on the Board of Education. Each …
Saturday, December 29, 2012
Here is the rundown of what happened in Bloomfield this past week.
Bloomfield residents overwhelmingly favored President Barack Obama with their wallets in the 2012 election. Susan Sturner suffers from fibromyalgia, Hepatitis C and a host of other ailments. To ease her pain, her doctor recently prescribed her with one thing that will help: medical marijuana. Don't worry about leaving your New Year's Eve Party early. The PATH is running 24/7 on Dec. 31 and Jan. 1, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey announced on Monday. The school shooting in Newtown, Conn., this month has since triggered a conversation polarizing much of the country: Should teachers be armed in the classroom? See how your neighbors voted and what they are saying about the issue in the article's comment section.
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 …
Saturday, September 22, 2012
Christie attacks calculations, Democrats attack Christie
Saturday, September 22, 2012
By Mark J. Magyar With New Jersey’s unemployment rate rising to a new 35-year high of 9.9 percent, the Christie administration yesterday took aim at the methodology used to determine the rate, saying there is clearly something awry with the nationwide household survey used to come up with the numbers. Charles Steindel, the Treasury Department’s chief economist, said the increase in New Jersey’s jobless rate from 9.0 percent to 9.9 percent over the past five months is contradicted by employer surveys showing a gain of 50,000 jobs over the past year. Administration officials noted that New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Connecticut labor officials also have questioned the validity of the unemployment rate calculations. But Senate …
Monday, July 30, 2012
Cancer rates are lower in urban counties, while higher rates in southern counties blamed on smoking
From NJ Spotlight: Contrary to what might seem to be conventional wisdom, New Jersey's most urban counties in the north have the lowest adjusted cancer rates, while its wealthiest suburbs have among the highest, state data shows. Click here to see the interactive cancer incidence map across the state But at least part of that finding could be the result of better diagnoses of certain kinds of cancer due to higher health insurance rates in counties like Hunterdon, Morris, and Somerset. While it had a high incidence rate, Hunterdon's age-adjusted cancer mortality rate was lowest in the state, at 1.5 deaths per 1,000 people, again, at least partly due to residents having access to good healthcare. That compares with the highest mortality …