Northern Chapter

Purposes, Goals, and Objectives of the NFBNJ Northern Chapter

The purpose of this organization shall be to promote the general welfare of the blind of Essex county and surrounding counties in New Jersey, the state as a whole, and the nation, and to cooperate with the National Federation of the Blind, the national Federation of the Blind of New Jersey, and to help carry out their policies.

Our Meetings

We meet on the third Saturday of the month at 10 AM. Currently we meet both in-person and on Zoom due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The in-person portion of our meetings are held at:
Bloomfield Civic Center
84 Broad Street
Room 6, 2nd Floor
Bloomfield, NJ 07003
Cross street: Liberty Street
Access Link accessible

Please contact President Rick Fox for the participation details to attend the meetings via Zoom.

How To Join

You can join the chapter by completing the membership form at You can submit payment via check or money order, or via a credit/debit card or a PayPal account. If you have already submitted your dues payment of $10 a year for the current calendar year, please complete the form so that we know that the information we have on file for you is accurate. If you pay dues between October and December of the current calendar year, it will be counted towards the following calendar year.

Additional Information

For additional information, please contact President Rick Fox at 973-743-6107.

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Contact Information

Linda Melendez, President
PO Box 185
Keyport, NJ 07735
Phone: 908-590-1747

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Send contributions to:
Annemarie Cooke, Treasurer
7 Mayfair Road
Southampton, NJ 08088

Coming Soon

2023 NFB Washington Seminar

January 30 through February 2, 2023
Holiday Inn Washington Capitol – National Mall
550 C Street, SW
Washington, DC 20024

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To make a donation to the National Federation of the Blind of New Jersey via credit/debit card or with a personal PayPal account, please visit our Online Donations page.