Sunday, April 14, 2013
Two charged, in separate incidents, with public urination.
Two men were separately arrested on charges of public urination in Bloomingdale recently as both were caught allegedly urinating behind businesses. In the first incident, on April 6, Ptl. Marc Loveland was on patrol around 2:40 a.m. in the area of Riverside Square when he saw a man urinating on a sidewalk behind the business, Bloomingdale Police Ptl. Dan Fletcher said. The man, later identified as Marc Manfredonia, 22, of Bloomingdale, was arrested and charged with a borough summons of public urination and possession of an open alcoholic beverage in public. He was later released. Also on April 6, Fletcher said Ptl. Loveland was on patrol around 11:30 p.m. when he saw a man exit Kasper's Inn on Hamburg Turnpike and walk to the side of the …
Glenwild Garden Center celebrated 85-year milestone by planting tree.
Despite overcast skies, families with fishing gear peppered the perimeter of Bogue Pond Saturday morning for Bloomingdale's 13th Annual Trout Fishing contest. Mayor Jon Dunleavy announced the start at 10 a.m. Within minutes, kids were hooking trout, bass and sunnies and bringing them up for prizes. Bloomingdale's Municipal Alliance was on hand to promote "Operation Take Back," a collection of unused, unwanted medication by local police departments, on April 27. The Alliance was selling goldfish in small tanks that kids decorated as a craft. The sun broke through in time for a special dedication ceremony by the MacKenn family, owners of Glenwild Garden Center, one of Bloomingdale's oldest businesses. The MacKenns planted a Red Sunset …
Friday, April 12, 2013
Union Avenue Deli, Rite Aid, Bloomingdale Liquors and more inspected last month.
Several Bloomingdale restaurants and establishments were inspected by the Pequannock Health Department in March. The most recent health inspection reports are posted on the health department's website for the borough. Click on the establishments' names below to read specific reports on each place. The numbers in parentheses indicate the number of items each establishment was found to be out of compliance on in the reports. See all Bloomingdale health inspection reports here.
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Bud Bennett memorialized during funeral mass.
For all 101 years of his life, Laurence "Bud" Benett was part of a family. And for at least 57 of them, he was part of a second one. Bennett's casket was brought into St. Anthony's RC Church by his "brothers and sisters" of the Bloomingdale Volunteer Fire Department, of which he had been a member since the 1940s, along with former Bloomingdale Mayor Bill Steenstra, during his funeral Tuesday morning. Bennett, a lifelong tri-boro resident, devoted volunteer and Bloomingdale legend, passed away on Thursday. His funeral ceremony began with a song that many felt embodied their feelings toward Bennett: "Did You Ever Know That You're My Hero," by Bette Middler. Benett was a hero to many and to some, even a "saint." "Although, probably, Bud will …
Monday, April 8, 2013
Funeral mass to be held Tuesday at St. Anthony's RC Church.
Just six months after celebrating his 101st birthday, a man who devoted much of his life to the Bloomingdale community, Laurence "Bud" Bennett, died on Thursday. A funeral mass will be held Tuesday at 10 a.m. at St. Anthony's RC Church in Butler before a burial mass at the First Reformed Church Cemetery in Pompton Plains, according to an obituary on NorthJersey.com. Bennett worked part-time as a tax assessor in the borough earlier in his life and had been a member of the Bloomingdale Volunteer Fire Department since 1956. He even continued to assist the firefighters monthly with the department's ziti dinner. "I devote all my spare time to the fire department," he said last January. The fire department threw a special birthday party for …
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
ROSE Fund allocations recommended to borough council.
Amidst a conversation about how to disburse the money collected this year through the borough's Recreation and Open Space Establishment (ROSE) Trust Fund, Bloomingdale Mayor Jonathan Dunleavy told council members March 12 he would like to see the borough apply for grant funding to create a dog park at Oakwood Lake next year. The council heard a presentation from the ROSE Fund Committee during the meeting as part of an annual action where committee members present a "wish list" of items to the council for the borough's recreation and open space needs. This year's list included a dog walk and several other items. The committee also recommends how much of the money collected from the ROSE tax should go toward recreation and open space. The …
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Tell us what you think the most dangerous main thoroughfare in the borough is and why.
A road does not have to be slippery to seem dangerous to some drivers and even with warmer weather on the horizon, some of the main roads in the borough may not seem as safe as others. We want to know what you think is the most dangerous main road in Bloomingdale. Participate in our poll below and let us know in the comments why you think that road is dangerous. Also share with us the smaller streets you tend to not feel as safe driving on and why.
Monday, March 18, 2013
Driver issued summons for failure to yield to a pedestrian in a crosswalk.
A Bloomingdale woman suffered head injuries after she was struck by a car in a crosswalk on Glenwild Avenue Friday night. The woman, 54, was walking near Captolene Avenue just after 7:30 p.m. when she was struck by a car being driven by 40-year-old Feryal Guler, also of Bloomingdale, according to Bloomingdale Police Ptl. Dan Fletcher. The pedestrian suffered injuries to her left hand in addition to her head and was transported to Morristown Medical Center by the Tri-Boro First Aid Squad. Chilton Hospital paramedics also responded. Fletcher said Glenwild Avenue was blocked off from Hamburg Turnpike to Delazier Place while police investigated and first responders assisted at the scene. Guler was issued a summons for failure to yield to a …
Friday, March 1, 2013
Residents can bring confidential documents to Senior Center to be destroyed.
The Borough of Bloomingdale will be hosting paper-shredding events on two days this year, including one next month. The events, which will both be held at the Senior Center rear parking lot, will be held on April 27 and Oct. 26 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. During the events, residents can come and shred their confidential paperwork for free. Business, however, are not permitted to participate.
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Bloomingdale mayor said depth analysis still planned for spring.
Just one week after Bloomingdale officials postponed action on an ordinance to formally prohibit ice skating and sledding on borough ponds, a man fell through the ice of private Lake Iosco in the borough Tuesday, ultimately to his death. Frank Ferrell, a 52-year-old Ringwood man, died Tuesday at Chilton Hospital after emergency responders pulled him from the lake where he had gone ice fishing and was fully submerged for more than 10 minutes. Also rescued was Theodore Andreniuk, 49, of West Milford, who was transported to the hospital in critical condition. While the prohibition ordinance would not have affected Lake Iosco or other lakes situated in private communities in the borough, discussion on the topic was inspired by a similar event …