Sunday, August 28, 2011


Top: Newark at West St.

Center: Watsessing

Bottom: Brookside

A video clip from Brookside can be seen here. Both Brookside and Watsessing were converted from lakes into parks. The 1865 map that shows both can be seen here.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

The Earth Shakes as Downtown Redevelopment Begins

By coincidence, the first full day after ground breaking for Bloomfield's long delayed had our town shaking from an uncustomarily extensive earthquake, that was broad enough in scope to be felt by many on Broad Street and beyond.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Farmers Market Today in Venner Park

There's still time to make the next to last of the Summer Concerts from 4 to 7 by the fountain. Today you can hear the funky sounds if No Name James and Butterball. On the 26th, the Kootz will rock the "Green Scene" -- all sponsored by the Bloomfield Center Alliance. The market will continue on Thursdays thru October.

Thursday, August 04, 2011

Double Feature at Brookdale Park

Hard to believe that Bloomfield's summer outdoor concert season is just about over. Rick Larrimore's tribute to Rod Stewart was the opening act for Bloomfield's own internationally renowned Infernos. If you missed them tonight, you can catch them in Nutley's Memorial Park on August 25th or on Youtube.

Tuesday, August 02, 2011

NIght Out in Bloomfield

Strengthening community spirit and preventing crime and drug use is at the core of the annual National Night Out celebration. The Bloomfield police and fire department were active at many locations from Garner St. (above) to N. 15th St. Bloomfield police officers visited neighborhoods throughout the township and provided balloons, stickers and other give-aways to children. Firefighters also visited the neighborhood parties with firetrucks.