May 2015

Free rabies shots
will be offered Saturday, May 30, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Firehouse #3, 124 East Passaic Avenue (opposite St. Valentine's Church).

May 2015

Dog and cat license renewal
notices will be mailed to pet owners between May 11 and May 20.  If your pet's current rabies vaccination expires before May 1, 2016, a re-vaccination will be required for the 2015-2016 license year.

Online liquor license renewals - The State Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control will conduct online license renewals for 2015-2016. License holders will continue to pay fees through the Township Clerk's Office. More information is forthcoming.
Marriage and death certificates - For information, go to the Bloomfield Health Department, Town Hall, first floor, or call (973) 680-4024.
Learn 7 good reasons to join Neighborhood Watch
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Paper shredding day
Bring your old documents to the town-wide paper shredding event on Saturday, May 2, 9 a.m. to        1 p.m. at the Board of Education parking lot, 155 Broad Street.

May Town Council meetings
* May 4, 7 p.m. - Berkeley 
  School, 351 Bloomfield Avenue
  (regular meeting)
* May 18,  7 p.m. - Law
  Enforcement Building  
  (conference meeting)
* June 1,  7 p.m. - Council
  Chambers, Municipal Building
  (regular meeting)

Get the health screenings and social services you need

- Food stamps, utility assistance, prescription assistance and more are available to qualified families and individuals through the Township. Read more

- Health screenings offered by the Public Nursing Office vary monthly. See what's coming for May.

- Back to School Store for qualified kids in K through 5th grade. Free school supplies and clothing. See flyer
Take a home security survey
       The Bloomfield Community Policing Unit offers a free home crime prevention survey. The in-home inventory includes all possible entryways, perimeter security, and safekeeping for valued personal property.       Read more
American pride on parade!
       Bloomfield's annual Memorial Day Parade is set for Monday, May 25 at 9:30 a.m., starting at the corner of Broad and Warren streets and proceeding north on Broad to the Town Green. Come out and cheer the marching bands, veterans, community organizations, sports teams and classic cars. You'll also see military, police, fire, EMS and township vehicles.
       Rides can be arranged for veterans who are unable to march.
       Anyone with a classic car is encouraged to participate. Staging for classic cars will be on Warren Street.
May 2015
Bloomfield offers lower electricity rates
       Bloomfield is taking advantage of the state's new Government Energy Aggregation program. That means residents benefit from "aggregate" savings passed on by the Township. As a resident and part of the program, you could see your electrical supply rates go lower than those offered by PSE&G.
       The GEA program works by letting municipalities and counties auction for the lowest price on electrical power supply. An independent consultant, Commercial Utility Consultants, Inc., is the third-party supplier to Bloomfield.
       For more facts on the program, or to opt out of the program, click here.
May 2015
It's garage sale season!
    If you're considering a garage sale, you'll need a $10 permit, available online or in person from the Bloomfield Department of Inspections. Just print out and complete the form, keep a copy for yourself, and give the original along with your payment to: Department of Inspections, Municipal Building, Room 105. Any questions, call (973) 680-4053. For a PDF of the permit form, click here.
Primary election deadlines announced
       The statewide primary election will take place Tuesday, June 2, from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Related voter deadlines are:
       * Last day for new registrations and address transfer, May 12. (Go to the Clerk's Office, Room 214, 8:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.)
       * Last day to apply for a vote-by-mail ballot, May 26. (Go to the Clerk's Office, Room 214, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.)
       Any questions, contact the Clerk's Office at or (973) 680- 4015.
May 2015
Here's what summer has in store for your family!
       Summer camps, summer clinics, outdoor concerts, a parade and a fantastic July 4th celebration. Learn more
Great deals on books, May 16
        The Friends of the Library will hold a book sale at Bloomfield Public Library on Saturday, May 16, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The library's garage will be full of books for sale, including fiction, nonfiction, children's books, media, cookbooks, science fiction, and more. Come score a bargain!

        May programs in the Children's Room - click here 
Help stop hunger; become a food pantry driver
       More than 150 homebound and elderly area residents depend on the Montclair Human Needs Food Pantry for weekly food deliveries. But without enough volunteers to make the deliveries, a waiting list of needy residents has developed.
       Please consider being a volunteer driver. Use your car to pick up donated foods at the pantry and deliver once a week to neighbors in Bloomfield who cannot get to the pantry on their own. To learn more, call (973) 680-4017.
May 2015
Is law enforcement
in your child's future?

       If you want your child to learn outstanding citizenship, enroll him or her in the Bloomfield Police Department's first annual Junior Police Academy, offered July 20 through July 31, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on weekdays. Kids in grades 6 to 8 will learn about K9 and bomb detection, juvenile justice, fingerprinting ID, drug and gang awareness, and much more. Read more
Big trucks and electronic recycling
       Let your children get up close and personal with DPW's big trucks - cleaned up specifically for Bloomfield Big Truck Day. At the same time, drop off your household electronic recycling. The simultaneous events take place Saturday, May 16 from 9 a.m. to noon in the parking lot across from Brookdale Christian Church (near ShopRite). Co-sponsors are Brookdale ShopRite and Brookdale Christian Church. Details at (973) 680-4127.
It's the Town Paints Art Show!
       Local artists and photographers of all ages will display their works on Saturday, May 9 during the annual Town Paints Art Show sponsored by the Bloomfield Art League, in cooperation with the Bloomfield Recreation Department. Enjoy the visual variety along with music, food and door prizes.   Learn more
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