August 2015 
Aug. 2015
It's Bloomfield  
Restaurant Week!

     From Saturday, Aug. 1 through Sunday, Aug. 9, more than 20 Bloomfield eateries will offer fixed-price menus for lunch, dinner or both, all at $30 or less, excluding drinks, taxes and tips.
     For a list of participating restaurants and information on a special related babysitting service, click here.

National Night Out becomes a town-wide party and concert

    Come out for a mid-summer blow-out on Tuesday, Aug. 4 - a pop music concert, a hotly contested police/fire softball match, free hot dogs, pizza and drinks, amusements and give-aways.
    In years past, Bloomfield has celebrated National Night Out with neighborhood parties throughout town. This year, it will be one big event at Foley Field.    
    Park gates will open at 5:30 p.m., followed at 6 p.m. by the softball game between the Bloomfield police and fire departments. At 7:30 p.m., the group "Time Machine" will perform classic hits and contemporary pop.

Save box tops                         and earn $$$ for local schools
      By saving box tops, you can help earn money for Bloomfield public school programs.
     In the last nine years, Bloomfield's K-8 schools have earned $114,000 through Box Tops for Education, the school earnings loyalty program of food manufacturer General Mills. The company donates 10ยข per box top, up to $20,000 per school.
     Franklin Elementary School and Bloomfield Middle School each earned more than $3,000 in the 2014-2015 school year.  
     To learn how you can participate in the program and to see how all local schools have stacked up in past earnings, click here.

Mind the Ps 'n Qs of bio bags

    When you fill your biodegradable recycling bags, be sure to include only grass, twigs, leaves, and other vegetative waste -- no garbage, paper, dirt or rocks. The Township is fined when bags containing unaccepted items are carted to the vegetative waste recycling facility.
    Also, bag weight is limited to 50 pounds. If possible try to make them lighter to save a few DPW backs!
    For any Department of Public Works-related question or service request, call (973) 680-4127, or e-mail Anthony Nesto.
Tee up for special needs programming
    The 2015 Hank Barlow Memorial Golf Outing will take place Wednesday, Aug. 5 at Farmstead Golf & Country Club in Lafayette, NJ. Proceeds will support Bloomfield Recreation's special needs programming. Registration is $100, including greens fee, cart, gifts, awards, and a BBQ buffet luncheon. The shotgun start will be at 8 a.m. Pre-register at the Civic Center or e-mail
Get screened for high blood pressure
     The Bloomfield Nursing Division offers several options for free hypertension (high blood pressure) screenings. For information, call (973) 680-4058.

     * Aug. 6 and Aug. 20, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., in the Nursing Office, Town Hall.
     * Aug. 21, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., at the Civic Center.
     * Every Wednesday, 1 to 3 p.m., at the Healthy Green Market, at the Bloomfield Library plaza.
Save these dates!
Details in September E-BUZZ

     * 9/11 Memorial Service - Friday, Sept. 11 on the Town Green.
     * Drive In Movie - Friday, Sept. 25 - E-mail your movie suggestions to
August Town Council meetings 

* Aug. 10,  7 p.m. - Council Chambers, Municipal Building (regular meeting)
* Aug. 17,  7 p.m. - Law Enforcement Building, room 205 (conference meeting)

Aug. 2015

Pet owners: Deadline reminder

    The Township reminds all pet owners: If you do not license your dog or cat by Aug. 25, a $45 late fee will be assessed and you could be ticketed for not licensing the pet.

Movie night / family camp-out coming Sept. 19

     Bloomfield's annual family movie and overnight camp-out at Pulaski Park is set for Friday, Sept. 18, with a rain date of Saturday, Sept. 19.

     The free event includes a family-friendly movie under the stars, a campfire supervised by the Bloomfield Fire Department and FMBA Local #19 (bring your s'mores supplies). Juice and bagels from Hot Bagels Abroad will be served the following morning.
     Pre-registration begins Tuesday, Sept. 1, either by phone or in person at the Civic Center. You must have a registered campsite to camp overnight. Each camping group must have a responsible adult, age 18 or older.
Aug. 2015

Top 'Cop Card' collectors awarded   bikes and helmets

    Nine Bloomfield children are grand prize winners in the 2015 Cop Card program. From April 1 through May 27, kids in all Bloomfield district elementary schools and St. Thomas School were challenged to collect the complete set of 57 Cop Cards, either by approaching individual officers, or by stopping into designated downtown businesses.
    On prize day in early June, cops handed out one grand prize (a new bicycle and helmet) at each school, plus 175 classroom prizes.
     Click here to see all the grand prize winners.


Thank You Summer of Fun Sponsors!

     Bloomfield Recreation extends its warm gratitude to the generous sponsors of the 2015 Summer of Fun. Their support has allowed Recreation to offer a variety of free special summer events, with some events still ahead.
Platinum Sponsor

Gold Sponsors
Brookdale Shoprite
PNC Bank
The Town Pub
Schumacher Chevrolet
XCEL Federal Credit Union
Silver Sponsors
Bloomfield Municipal Alliance
Clara Maass Medical Center
ECRB Towing & Recovery
Hot Bagels Abroad
Jack's Super Foodtown
MJG Promotions & Silkscreening
The Provident Bank
Bronze Sponsors
All Guard Fence Company
Bloomfield Center Alliance
Bloomfield FMBA Local #19
Bloomfield PBA Local #32
Fairview Insurance Agency
IVYREHAB Physical Therapy
McManimon, Scotland & Baumann, LLC
Resolute Sewer & Drain Cleaning
E-BUZZ Editor Robin Patric  |  908-823-9001  |