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Students of Congregation Agudath Israel Help Light the Menorah in West Caldwell

December 13, 2017

WEST CALDWELL, NJ — Residents of West Caldwell celebrated the second day of Chanukah on Wednesday by joining West Caldwell Mayor Joe Tempesta and members of the township council as they lit the Menorah located outside the West Caldwell Civic Center.

Children gathered around Rabbi Alan Silverstein of Congregation Agudath Israel for a few sing-a-longs before Silverstein led the candle ...

Former Rutgers Student Pleads Guilty to Involvement in Cyber Attack

TRENTON, NJ - A former Rutgers student pleaded guilty to his involvement in a series of cyber attacks against the Rutgers University computer network, which left the internet crippled for days at a time, US Department of Justice Officials announced on Dec. 13.

Paras Jha, 21, of Fanwood, faces up to 10 years in prison and a fine of up to $250,000, US officials announced, after he pled ...

Essex County Executive Launches 2018 Re-Election Campaign

NEWARK, NJ — Amid a sea of supporters from Washington, D.C. to Trenton, from Newark City Hall to the outer reaches of West Essex, Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo formally announced his re-election campaign in Newark on Monday morning at Essex County Veterans Memorial Park.

DiVincenzo, a Newark native who now lives in Roseland, is seeking his fifth ...

Lost Dog in Fairfield: Lexie is Still Missing

December 12, 2017

FAIRFIELD, NJ — Lexi, a 15-year-old, four-or five-pound dog has been missing since July 29. She needs medicine and was last seen on Philip Drive in Fairfield.

There is a reward being offered, as her owners are "wishing Lexie comes home for Christmas."

Contact Rosa at 862-221-8725 or the Fairfield police at 973-227-1400 with any information.

Car Fire Occurs Inside Caldwell Mercedes

FAIRFIELD, NJ — Cleaning personnel in the shop area of the Caldwell Mercedes located at 1230 Bloomfield Avenue reported the beginnings of a fire in the area at approximately 10:10 p.m. on Saturday.

According to the Fairfield Police Department, the reporting person(s) were in a different part of the building when they observed smoke and flames in the shop area. Officer Christopher ...

Police Advise Residents to Be Alert After Vehicle Strikes Deer in West Caldwell

WEST CALDWELL, NJ — A car struck a deer in the area of 147 Clinton Road at approximately 2 a.m. on Monday, causing minor damage to the car but no injury to the driver, who was the sole occupant of the vehicle, according to West Caldwell police.

“Please use caution when driving, especially during the early morning hours, as it is deer season and they are on the move during that ...

Montclair Swim Teams Top Caldwell and Verona

December 12, 2017

MONTCLAIR, NJ - The Montclair High School girls swim team snapped a seven-year losing streak against perennial Essex County powerhouse Caldwell on Monday, coming from behind in the last three events to pull out a thrilling 92-78 victory.

The girls' win was the highlight of a week in which both the girls and boys teams picked up two more victories, over Caldwell and Verona, to remain ...

Ice Hockey: West Essex Tops Nutley, 7-4

MONTCLAIR, NJ - Patrick Coyle scored three goals to lead West Essex to its first ice hockey victory of the season, 7-4, over Nutley on Monday.

Coyle scored twice in the first period, when West Essex opened a 3-1 lead. Alex Laglia's goal with 1:22 left in the period extended the lead to 3-1.

In the second period, Connor Hapward scored on a power play with 12:21 left for a 4-1 lead, and ...

Murphy of West Essex Named to All-Conference Boys Soccer Team

NORTH CALDWELL, NJ - Ryan Murphy of West Essex has been named to the All-Super Essex Conference American Division boys soccer team for 2017.

Murphy had three goals and two assists for the Knights. The all-conference team was selected by conference coaches.

Nico Rosamilia of West Essex was selected to the division's second team after leading the Knights with nine goals and six assists.

Israel Bonds New Jersey to Honor Local Health Professionals

December 7, 2017

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Saint Barnabas Medical Center’s (SBMC) Dr. Stuart Geffner of Livingston and Morristown Medical Center’s Dr. Renee Frankel of Short Hills will be honored at this year’s Health Professionals Dinner at Crystal Plaza on Monday, hosted by Israel Bonds New Jersey.

Geffner, the Director of Renal and Pancreas Transplant Surgery at SBMC since 1995, has ...

Second Annual Winter Wonderland Attracts More Than 1000 in Fairfield

FAIRFIELD, NJ — “Fairfield is such a great town,” said resident Tammy Jannicelli as she and her husband, Michael, and their children, Michael and Robert, walked to the Hollywood Avenue park in anticipation of enjoying the Winter Wonderland celebration on Sunday.

The second annual Winter Wonderland event, sponsored by the Fairfield Municipal Alliance Committee (FMAC) and ...

Roseland Police Department to Host Toy and Coat Drive Through Dec. 13

ROSELAND, NJ — From now through Dec. 13, the Roseland Police Department is hosting a coat and toy drive in partnership with Toys for Tots and the Jersey Cares Coat Drive to help bring toys and coats to those in need. 

Those interested in helping the department bring holiday cheer to a less fortunate child and warmth to a person in need should drop off new or gently used coats ...

Three RWJBarnabas Health Facilities Recognized as 2017 Top Hospitals

December 10, 2017

WEST ORANGE, NJ – Saint Barnabas Medical Center, Jersey City Medical Center and Monmouth Medical Center, three RWJBarnabas Health facilities, were recently recognized as Top Teaching Hospitals in 2017 by The Leapfrog Group, a national nonprofit organization driving a movement for giant leaps forward in the quality and safety of American health care.

Among thousands of hospitals in the ...

Fashion and Food Come to CycleBar Livingston

December 9, 2017

LIVINGSTON, NJ — In addition to offering heart-pumping indoor cycling classes, CycleBar Livingston is opening its doors to various local businesses.

 “Community is one of our central guiding principles and although we use exercise as a focal point for that we recognize that there are other complimentary businesses that could benefit our riders," said owner Delvin ...

Second Annual Winter Wonderland Attracts More Than 1000 in Fairfield

FAIRFIELD, NJ — “Fairfield is such a great town,” said resident Tammy Jannicelli as she and her husband, Michael, and their children, Michael and Robert, walked to the Hollywood Avenue park in anticipation of enjoying the Winter Wonderland celebration on Sunday.

The second annual Winter Wonderland event, sponsored by the Fairfield Municipal Alliance Committee (FMAC) and ...

Santa Arrives in West Caldwell for Annual Tree-Lighting Ceremony

WEST CALDWELL, NJ — Santa made his first appearance of the holiday season in West Caldwell on Sunday evening to help light the Christmas tree located near the Gazebo at Crane Park.

After arriving to Crane Park via fire truck, courtesy of the West Caldwell Fire Department, and singing along to some of his holiday favorites with local children and their families, Santa led the ...

Essex County Executive Launches 2018 Re-Election Campaign

December 12, 2017

NEWARK, NJ — Amid a sea of supporters from Washington, D.C. to Trenton, from Newark City Hall to the outer reaches of West Essex, Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo formally announced his re-election campaign in Newark on Monday morning at Essex County Veterans Memorial Park.

DiVincenzo, a Newark native who now lives in Roseland, is seeking his fifth ...

Caldwell Council Discusses Borough's Hydraulic System

CALDWELL, NJ – After Ann Marchoni of the Caldwell Environmental Commission presented awards to citizens during the council meeting on Tuesday, including Councilman Kris Brown and Phyllis Kent, for his service to the environmental group, crew engineers presented a study on the hydraulic system in the borough that would determine whether water is properly flowing to ...

Fairfield Police Department Thanks Community for Support in Charitable Endeavors

FAIRFIELD, NJ — On behalf of the Fairfield Police Department (FPD), Fairfield Township Mayor James Gasparini extended the department’s gratitude to everyone who helped to make the FPD’s many charitable events a “huge success.”

In November, the FPD served as a collection point for the St. Thomas Moore food pantry. Due to the generosity of the community, the shelves ...

Three RWJBarnabas Health Facilities Recognized as 2017 Top Hospitals

December 10, 2017

WEST ORANGE, NJ – Saint Barnabas Medical Center, Jersey City Medical Center and Monmouth Medical Center, three RWJBarnabas Health facilities, were recently recognized as Top Teaching Hospitals in 2017 by The Leapfrog Group, a national nonprofit organization driving a movement for giant leaps forward in the quality and safety of American health care.

Among thousands of hospitals in the ...

Fashion and Food Come to CycleBar Livingston

LIVINGSTON, NJ — In addition to offering heart-pumping indoor cycling classes, CycleBar Livingston is opening its doors to various local businesses.

 “Community is one of our central guiding principles and although we use exercise as a focal point for that we recognize that there are other complimentary businesses that could benefit our riders," said owner Delvin ...

Israel Bonds New Jersey to Honor Local Health Professionals

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Saint Barnabas Medical Center’s (SBMC) Dr. Stuart Geffner of Livingston and Morristown Medical Center’s Dr. Renee Frankel of Short Hills will be honored at this year’s Health Professionals Dinner at Crystal Plaza on Monday, hosted by Israel Bonds New Jersey.

Geffner, the Director of Renal and Pancreas Transplant Surgery at SBMC since 1995, has ...

November in Review: Top 10 Stories of the Month in West Essex

December 8, 2017

WEST ESSEX AREA, NJ — Check out TAPinto West Essex’s Top Ten stories of November, based on pageviews:

1. Biker Pinned Beneath Vehicle on Fairfield Road

See also: Fairfield Resident Honored for Life-Saving Action in Recent Accident

2. Con Man Sought by Fairfield Authorities

3. West Essex High School Saxophonist Selected to Play in Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

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Essex County Environmental Center Announces December Events

December 3, 2017

ROSELAND, NJ – A variety of programs are being offered at the Essex County Environmental Center during the month of December that will teach children and adults about nature and help them gain a greater appreciation and understanding of our environment. Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. invites children and adults to visit the Environmental Center where they can enjoy an ...

Local Volunteers Help Clean Up West Caldwell’s Memorial Park

WEST CALDWELL, NJ — More than 30 people volunteered and were able to throw out more than 10 bags of litter at the Memorial Park Cleanup event held this month in West Caldwell.

Pictured above, James Caldwell High School wrestlers and coaches as well as parents and wrestlers from the elementary and travel teams come together at the cleanup.

Students of Congregation Agudath Israel Help Light the Menorah in West Caldwell

December 13, 2017

WEST CALDWELL, NJ — Residents of West Caldwell celebrated the second day of Chanukah on Wednesday by joining West Caldwell Mayor Joe Tempesta and members of the township council as they lit the Menorah located outside the West Caldwell Civic Center.

Children gathered around Rabbi Alan Silverstein of Congregation Agudath Israel for a few sing-a-longs before Silverstein led the candle ...

North Caldwell Council Supports Proclamation Condemning Efforts to Delegitimize the State of Israel

NORTH CALDWELL, NJ — A resolution requesting funding from Essex County for the design and construction of a turf field at the Borough of North Caldwell’s Mountain Avenue Field was adopted during Tuesday’s borough council meeting, where the mayor and council also unanimously supported a proclamation condemning “all efforts to delegitimize the State of Israel and the ...

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Newark Man Pleads Guilty to Beating, Sexually Assaulting Rutgers Student

December 7, 2017

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ — A Newark man pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting and severely beating a female Rutgers student and will spend up to 22 years behind bars, authorities announced on Tuesday. 

At 3:30 a.m. on May 4, 2016, 39-year-old Newark resident Michael Knight followed the woman and attacked her near College Avenue and Seminary Place on the Rutgers-New ...

Former Rutgers Student Pleads Guilty to Involvement in Cyber Attack

December 13, 2017

TRENTON, NJ - A former Rutgers student pleaded guilty to his involvement in a series of cyber attacks against the Rutgers University computer network, which left the internet crippled for days at a time, US Department of Justice Officials announced on Dec. 13.

Paras Jha, 21, of Fanwood, faces up to 10 years in prison and a fine of up to $250,000, US officials announced, after he pled ...

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New Blood Pressure Guidelines Highlight Need for Greater Awareness and Proactive Treatment

December 1, 2017

WEST ORANGE, NJ – According to new guidelines issued in November by the American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology, 46 percent of U.S. adults—about 103-million Americans—are now considered to be in the high blood pressure range. Under the previous guidelines, which had not been updated in over a decade, only 32 percent of U.S. adults (or 72 ...

The Thought that Counts

The other day I was talking to our cat . . .  

Hmmm.  It says here that dogs are smarter than cats.

What are you reading, Mad Magazine?

No seriously, this article in the Times claims that a scientific study conducted at Vanderbilt University recently discovered that dogs have twice as many neurons as cats in the analytic part of their brains.

Yeah, but they only use a ...