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Caldwell-West Caldwell Board of Education Responds to Vandalism at Lincoln School

June 28, 2017

CALDWELL, NJ —The Caldwell-West Caldwell Board of Education confirmed at its meeting on Monday that a swastika and other obscenities were painted on the property at Lincoln Elementary School on Thursday.  

Superintendent of Schools James Heinegg confirmed the vandalism on Monday when Jonathan Lace, a Caldwell resident and Democratic candidate for Caldwell Borough ...

Victim of Cliff Fall was Paterson Firefighter, Go Fund Me Page Established for Family

CEDAR GROVE, NJ - The man who was killed on Monday after falling from a cliff in Mills Reservation has been identified as Paterson firefighter and Wayne resident Kerry Rivera according to the Essex County Prosecutor's Office.  

Rivera, 50, was riding with his brother around 9 a.m. on Monday when he lost control of his mountain bike and fell approximately 20 feet down a rocky ...

Caldwell-West Caldwell District Pegs Referendum Cost at $200 Per Household Per Year

WEST CALDWELL, NJ — In order to accommodate full-day kindergarten (FDK), Caldwell-West Caldwell Public Schools will have to build a total of five new classrooms throughout the district, superintendent of schools James Heinegg told residents at Monday’s meeting of the district’s board of education.

FDK is a portion of the construction projects envisioned for a ...

Caldwell-West Caldwell Board of Education Responds to Vandalism at Lincoln School

June 28, 2017

CALDWELL, NJ —The Caldwell-West Caldwell Board of Education confirmed at its meeting on Monday that a swastika and other obscenities were painted on the property at Lincoln Elementary School on Thursday.  

Superintendent of Schools James Heinegg confirmed the vandalism on Monday when Jonathan Lace, a Caldwell resident and Democratic candidate for Caldwell Borough ...

Active Warrants Lead to Arrest of Vehicle Passengers in Fairfield

FAIRFIELD, NJ — Two individuals—Roger Jacobs, 21, of Paterson and Shaquan Capron, 25, of Newark were recently arrested in Fairfield for having active arrest warrants issued by the Paterson Municipal Court. In addition, Capron was also charged with possessing less than 50 grams of marijuana.

At approximately 4:22 p.m. on June 11, Officers David Lagan and Christopher Yoo were on ...

Caldwell-West Caldwell Board of Education Responds to Vandalism at Lincoln School

June 28, 2017

CALDWELL, NJ —The Caldwell-West Caldwell Board of Education confirmed at its meeting on Monday that a swastika and other obscenities were painted on the property at Lincoln Elementary School on Thursday.  

Superintendent of Schools James Heinegg confirmed the vandalism on Monday when Jonathan Lace, a Caldwell resident and Democratic candidate for Caldwell Borough ...

Caldwell-West Caldwell District Pegs Referendum Cost at $200 Per Household Per Year

WEST CALDWELL, NJ — In order to accommodate full-day kindergarten (FDK), Caldwell-West Caldwell Public Schools will have to build a total of five new classrooms throughout the district, superintendent of schools James Heinegg told residents at Monday’s meeting of the district’s board of education.

FDK is a portion of the construction projects envisioned for a ...

Drama Club Caldwell's Trinity Academy Prospers in its 24th Year

CALDWELL, NJ — The thriving arts program at Trinity Academy in Caldwell, where any student between fifth and eighth grade has the opportunity to learn about and be a part of various different experiences in theatre through the Trinity Academy Drama Club, has been expanding every year since the academy was formed 26 years ago.

The Drama Club touches on all facets of a production, ...

Max Ruvo Named to All-SEC Liberty Division Baseball Team

June 17, 2017

NORTH CALDWELL, NJ - Junior outfielder Max Ruvo of West Essex High School has been named to the All-Super Essex Conference Liberty Division 2017 baseball team.

Ruvo led the Knights (14-11) with a .475 batting average and finished with two home runs and 16 runs batted in. One of his home runs came against Roxbury in the second round of the NJSIAA state tournament.

Zac Balz, a left-handed ...

Three Caldwell Baseball Players Make First-Team All-SEC Liberty Division

WEST CALDWELL, NJ - Three James Caldwell High School baseball players have been named to the first team in the Super Essex Conference (SEC) Liberty Division all-conference selections.

Center fielder Mike Cavallo, catcher Jon DeMattheis and pitcher Evan Dyer are all first-team selections from Caldwell, which finished with a 19-8 record. Cavallo led the Chiefs with a .471 batting average and 18 ...

Caldwell Lands Two on 2017 All-SEC Liberty Division Softball First Team

WEST CALDWELL, NJ - Two members of the James Caldwell High School softball team have been honored as first-team selections for the 2017 Super Essex Conference Liberty Division All-Conference team.

Anna Rowland and Christina Guarino each were accorded first-team status in the division for Caldwell, which finished with a 14-9 record. Rowland had a .520 batting average, scored 26 runs and stole ...

Local High School Students Honored with NCJW/Essex Volunteer Awards

June 21, 2017

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Thomas Salandra of West Caldwell and Max Prince of North Caldwell were recently presented with the Nancy and Robert Eskow The National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW)/Essex Volunteer Award, bestowed to select graduating high school seniors from Essex County who have shown a commitment and dedication to making life better for others locally or globally.

For reflecting the ...

Boy Scouts Troop 9 Celebrates Eagle Court of Honor in Caldwell

CALDWELL, NJ — Four local young men were joined by family, friends, fellow troop members and members of the community on Sunday at Saint Aloysius Church in Caldwell as they were recognized for achieving the highest and most coveted rank in scouting: the rank of Eagle Scout. The Eagle Scout recipients celebrated were Thomas Caracappa, Steven Ferrarese, Ian Robson and Christopher ...

West Essex Student Earns Paper Mill Playhouse Rising Star Award for Performance in Spring Musical

MILLBURN, NJ — Shane Daneyko of West Essex Regional High School was recently named the winner of the Paper Mill Playhouse Rising Star Award for “Outstanding Performance in a Featured Role” for his performance as Chef Louis in the high school’s spring musical “The Little Mermaid.”

As a nominee and winner, Denyko was among some of the most talented high ...

Cedar Grove Business Limitless Performance and Therapy Thriving Thanks to Owners' Love for Health

June 16, 2017

CEDAR GROVE, NJ — Two women started a Cedar Grove business to not only better themselves, but to help others become the best they can be, and although it wasn't always easy, both women said it has been nothing short of amazing.

Between planning a wedding and going through a pregnancy, Jaclyn Battistuz and Raina Koterba were extremely busy when they decided to start their ...

North Essex Chamber Honors Members and Awards Scholarships at Annual Leadership Banquet

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Guests of the 2017 North Essex Chamber of Commerce Leadership Recognition Banquet enjoyed a sit-down dinner and cash bar in the Garden Room at the Manor in West Orange on June 8 as they helped to celebrate outstanding NECC members, congratulate the annual scholarship recipients and induct the new board.

The award for Outstanding Community Leader was presented to ...

22-Year-Old Caldwell Resident Franchises Frutta Bowls in Livingston

LIVINGSTON, NJ — The Livingston Area Chamber of Commerce and members of the Livingston Township Council helped cut the ribbon at Livingston’s new Frutta Bowls, recently franchised by two 22-year-old girls who are enthusiastic about bringing natural and nutritious bowls, smoothies and more to the community.

Morgan Mason of Cranford and Gionna Marotta of Caldwell, graduated ...

Drama Club Caldwell's Trinity Academy Prospers in its 24th Year

June 22, 2017

CALDWELL, NJ — The thriving arts program at Trinity Academy in Caldwell, where any student between fifth and eighth grade has the opportunity to learn about and be a part of various different experiences in theatre through the Trinity Academy Drama Club, has been expanding every year since the academy was formed 26 years ago.

The Drama Club touches on all facets of a production, ...

Lion and Hyena Exhibit Opens at Essex County Turtle Back Zoo

WEST ORANGE, NJ – As part of the expansion of the African Adventure-themed area of the Essex County Turtle Back Zoo, which already includes Masai giraffes, the new Ronald J. Mount Lion and Hyena Exhibit was officially opened on June 12 with a celebratory ribbon cutting hosted by Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo, Jr.

According to DiVincenzo, the exhibit is named after the late ...

West Essex Student Earns Paper Mill Playhouse Rising Star Award for Performance in Spring Musical

MILLBURN, NJ — Shane Daneyko of West Essex Regional High School was recently named the winner of the Paper Mill Playhouse Rising Star Award for “Outstanding Performance in a Featured Role” for his performance as Chef Louis in the high school’s spring musical “The Little Mermaid.”

As a nominee and winner, Denyko was among some of the most talented high ...

Caldwell Council Adopts 2017 Municipal Budget and Adopts Pet Store Ordinance

June 22, 2017

CALDWELL, NJ – The average Caldwell home, assessed at $420,307 according to Borough Administrator Paul Carelli, will see a $41 increase in municipal taxes after the council adopted its 2017 municipal budget on Tuesday.

The total budget is to be approximately $7.5 million, with the biggest increases coming from health insurance and legal fees, according to Tuesday’s ...

Fairfield Township Receives Clean Communities Grant & More from Township Council

FAIRFIELD, NJ — Fairfield was the recipient of a Clean Communities Grant of more than $18,000 to be used for keeping parks and properties clean, Fairfield Township Mayor James Gasparini announced at Monday’s council meeting. He thanked Bobby Paine, director of public works, and Joseph Catenaro, township administrator, for their work in securing the grant.

According to Gasparini, ...

Fairfield Introduces Municipal Budget with $17 Decrease for Average Homeowner

FAIRFIELD, NJ — The taxes on an average Fairfield Township house, valued at $445,908, will decrease by $17 if the proposed municipal budget is adopted, Fairfield Mayor James Gasparini announced at Monday night’s mayor and council meeting.

The public hearing and final adoption of the municipal budget will be on Monday, July 17. The budget is considerably below the 2-percent ...

22-Year-Old Caldwell Resident Franchises Frutta Bowls in Livingston

June 14, 2017

LIVINGSTON, NJ — The Livingston Area Chamber of Commerce and members of the Livingston Township Council helped cut the ribbon at Livingston’s new Frutta Bowls, recently franchised by two 22-year-old girls who are enthusiastic about bringing natural and nutritious bowls, smoothies and more to the community.

Morgan Mason of Cranford and Gionna Marotta of Caldwell, graduated ...

Caldwell Motor Bank Named in 10 Most Endangered Historic Places in New Jersey List

June 25, 2017

CALDWELL, NJ — During National Preservation Month in May, Preservation New Jersey, Inc. (PNJ) named the Caldwell Motor Bank in the Borough of Caldwell as one of its 10 Most Endangered Historic Places in New Jersey.

According to PNJ, Caldwell Motor Bank is a “striking 1963 mid-twentieth-century modernist bank in Caldwell’s central business district features three pedestal-like ...

TAPinto West Essex Takes a Look at the Top 10 Stories in May

WEST ESSEX, NJ — As May comes to an end, TAPinto West Essex takes a look at the top 10 stories of the month, based on pageviews.

1. Former Fairfield Supervisor of Parks and Recreation Honored at "High Tea" Party

2. Employee of Fairfield Business Arrested for Possessing Child Pornography 

3. West Caldwell Sergeant Honored by County for Life ...

Weekend Suggestions To Entertain the Family

June 22, 2017

TAPinto Travels

Are you ready to celebrate the end of the school year? Many area schools are concluding for the summer, making kids primed to party. If you’re looking for something fun to do this weekend with the family in New Jersey, you must make time to check out the following local events.

Montville 4th of July Celebration

The city of Montville is ready to ...

Travel Ideas for Father's Day Weekend

TAPinto Travels

Father’s Day is Sunday and North Jersey is brimming with activities designed to honor all of the dads in our lives. Dad is guaranteed to love spending time with his family at any one of the area’s many festivals and fairs this coming weekend.

Tri-County Fair

Bring Dad to the fair this weekend and enjoy rides, carnival games, live music, and ...

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Victim of Cliff Fall was Paterson Firefighter, Go Fund Me Page Established for Family

June 27, 2017

CEDAR GROVE, NJ - The man who was killed on Monday after falling from a cliff in Mills Reservation has been identified as Paterson firefighter and Wayne resident Kerry Rivera according to the Essex County Prosecutor's Office.  

Rivera, 50, was riding with his brother around 9 a.m. on Monday when he lost control of his mountain bike and fell approximately 20 feet down a rocky ...

Girls Identified in Tragic Incident off Belmar Beach as More Details Emerge on Rescue and Recovery Efforts

June 17, 2017

BELMAR, NJ — The 13-year-old girl who drowned off the Belmar beach on Thursday, June 15, has been identified as Mitzi Hernandez and her 12-year-old cousin who remains on life-support as Emily Gonzalez-Perez, according to officials.

Gonzalez-Perez, remains in critical condition at Jersey Shore University Medical Center, Neptune. The incident is still currently under investigation by the ...

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