Chalet indicted on bribery & other charges

TRENTON –  Bloomfield Councilman Elias N. Chalet, arrested in November for allegedly soliciting and accepting a $15,000 bribe from a local business owner, has been indicted by a state grand jury on those and other charges, N.J. Attorney General John J. Hoffman has announced. In the indictment handed up Jan.… Continue Reading

Free long-term care seminars at Job Haines

Job Haines Home, 250 Bloomfield Ave., Bloomfield, is offering three free educational seminars that will cover what is involved with planning for long-term care. Recent studies indicate that people are living longer and as a result, healthcare for the aging population is a special concern. Larger numbers of the aging population will require special… Continue Reading

A look back at 2015

As we do every year, here’s a look back at the top stories that made headlines in 2015. The first six months — January to June — were recounted by Kevin Canessa Jr.; July through December, by Ron Leir. Click the headline to read on. Continue Reading

Lawmaker charged with taking bribe

BLOOMFIELD – Bloomfield Councilman Elias N. Chalet was arrested last week and charged with allegedly soliciting and accepting a $15,000 bribe from a local businessman, promising to guarantee that the township would proceed with its planned purchase of the man’s commercial property, N.J. Attorney General John J. Hoffman reported. Chalet, 53,… Continue Reading

2 cops found guilty of misconduct

BLOOMFIELD –  Following a five-week jury trial in Superior Court, Newark, two Bloomfield police officers were convicted Thursday of official misconduct and related charges in connection with a 2012 motor vehicle stop on the Garden State Parkway. Authorities cited evidence from a dashcam video in one of the cops’ patrol cars… Continue Reading