Friday, November 9, 2012
Bloomfield resident suffered non-life threatening injuries in early morning accident
A Bloomfield woman was hit by a car while crossing the street just before 7 a.m. Friday, police said. The woman, believed to be in her 30s, suffered a leg injury when she was hit by a car on Broad Street and Belleville Avenue, according to Sgt. Anthony Servedio, Bloomfield Police Department spokesperson. She was transported to Clara Maass Medical Center in Belleville with non-life threatening injuries. The driver of the car, also a Bloomfield resident, was summonsed for failure to yield to a pedestrian in a crosswalk, Servedio said.
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Many roads blocked by fallen trees, downed wires as town cleans up after super storm
Cleanup has begun Tuesday in Bloomfield, hours after record-breaking Hurricane Sandy blew through the area, leaving in the aftermath a mess of downed wires and trees. About 40 percent of residents in town are currently without power, with PSE&G crews working around town to restore it, according to Tom Pelaia, deputy coordinator of Bloomfield's Office of Emergency Management. The worst-case scenario, he said, is some may be without power for as much as 10 days. "They're (PSE&G) hoping for the best," Pelaia said Tuesday morning. Many roads in Bloomfield, including Bloomfield Avenue and Broad Street, are blocked by fallen trees and downed wires, he said. He said officials are canvassing the town to assess damage. "Our priority today (Tuesday…
Saturday, September 17, 2011
Two young urban designers release butterflies into the sky for one day -- "to demonstrate what’s possible" to Bloomfield business owners.
The idea was whimsical and wholly unexpected: On a day in September (Friday, it turned out) café tables and exotic plants would replace traditional parking spaces on Broad Street -- and two urban designers would release live butterflies into the sky. To the delight of Bloomfield residents walking past, anyone could take part in the experiment. People were invited to sit down at the small metal tables among the tall grasses and watch the butterflies, hold sunflowers, or just spend time spend in the miniature urban oasis. “It’s pretty cool,” grinned Bloomfield High School sophomore Chuck McCloskey, who had been strolling down Broad Street with his friends when they happened upon the “parklet.” Pal Ryan Garrigan carefully balanced a …