New Bus Fare Info

On January 1st the Port Authority implemented a few changes to its fare and boarding policy. Riders that use cash will now pay $2.75, but if you use a ConnectCard the price is still $2.50. BDC has ConnectCards available for free and ShurSave IGA has them for purchase. Feel free to reach out to to pick up a free ConnectCard.

Below are the changes:

  • The Port Authority raised prices for the bus fare if you are paying in cash to $2.75,

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Community Meeting for Liquor License Transfer at 4114 Main Street

On January 9, residents and business owners gathered at Overcast Skate Shop to learn about a new bar and restaurant that is seeking a liquor transfer at 4114 Main Street (currently Tea Bags). Sarah Shaffer, the owner of the building at 4114 Main Street and the owner of the proposed bar/restaurant, gave a short presentation to the community and answered questions from attendees. Community members asked about the proposed bar/restaurant and housing that would go on the upper floors of the building.

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Hotel Development Proposed for 4520 Penn Ave.

On December 14, approximately 40 people gathered at White Whale Bookstore to learn about a new hotel being proposed for 4520 Penn Avenue, currently the site of a doctor’s office and parking lots. The proposed hotel is 4-stories with approximately 115 rooms, 60 parking spaces, and a small retail storefront. Access to the parking garage would be off of Comrie Way below the hotel.

The development team provided the community with a short presentation,

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Holiday Lights Update

After discussion and input from the community, BDC will be hanging new holiday lighting at the Bloomfield Bridge sign island. This display will keep the spirit of the holidays alive in Bloomfield, yet will be more affordable to maintain year after year. Installation of the decorations will take place on or around November 21.

Our holiday light fundraising efforts raised $2,562.27, all of which will be used to purchase and install lighting at the sign island.

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