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Baseball: West Essex Clubs Wayne Hills, 11-1

May 24, 2018

NORTH CALDWELL, NJ - The West Essex baseball team advanced in the quarterfinal round of the Section 1, Group 3 state tournament with an 11-1 victory over Wayne Hills on Thursday.

Frank Lagreca drove in four runs with a home run and a double for the Knights (19-1), who scored five runs in the fourth inning to take a 7-0 lead.

Ian McLaughlin went 2-for-4 with two RBI, Tyler Sorrentino had ...

"Click It or Ticket" Campaign Is Underway in West Essex Area

WEST ESSEX AREA, NJ - The police departments of Fairfield, Essex Fells, Roseland and the three Caldwells are currently participating in the national "CLICK IT OR TICKET" campaign along with other law enforcement agencies across New Jersey. This campaign, which continues through the Memorial Day holiday and until June 3, enforces the use of seatbelts in all seating ...

Vehicular Homicide Charges for Driver of Paramus School Bus

MORRISTOWN, NJ - The driver of a school bus involved in a crash on Route 80 last week that killed two people faces two counts of second-degree vehicular homicide/death by auto, it was announced today.

The driver, Hudy Muldrow, 77, of Woodland Park, attempted to make an illegal U-Turn on the highway in an attempt to find his way to Waterloo Village, the planned destination of the bus that was ...

"Click It or Ticket" Campaign Is Underway in West Essex Area

May 24, 2018

WEST ESSEX AREA, NJ - The police departments of Fairfield, Essex Fells, Roseland and the three Caldwells are currently participating in the national "CLICK IT OR TICKET" campaign along with other law enforcement agencies across New Jersey. This campaign, which continues through the Memorial Day holiday and until June 3, enforces the use of seatbelts in all seating ...

Original Pancake House of West Caldwell Evacuated in Possible Pepper Spray Incident

WEST CALDWELL, NJ — The Original Pancake House in West Caldwell was evacuated early Saturday afternoon due to a possible pepper spray incident that caused ambulances from the West Essex, Verona and Bloomfield First Aid Squads to assist at the scene.

Bianca Prieto, a West Orange mother of three, said she was seated inside the glass atrium on the south side of the building that faces ...

Roseland Police and Civilians Honored for Rescue of Mother and Infants

ROSELAND, NJ — Roseland Police Officer Tracy Nicholson, Police Chief Richard McDonough and residents Charles “CJ” Winkler and Danny Winkler were honored by the mayor and council on Tuesday for rescuing a woman and her two infant children from a vehicle that had run off road and into a pond during the winter storms on March 7.

On behalf of the chief, who was absent from ...

West Essex Board of Education Honors Accomplished Rising Senior Students

May 22, 2018

NORTH CALDWELL, NJ - The West Essex High School College Book Awards were presented to eight of the Class of 2019 during Monday's Board of Education meeting.  

The College Book Awards are presented to outstanding high school juniors who exemplify "superior academic performances in addition to presenting leadership outside of the classroom, personal strength and ...

Ballot Questions, Traffic Concerns Discussed at Caldwell-West Caldwell Board of Ed Meeting

WEST CALDWELL, NJ — In order to meet the state’s 180-day school day requirement, the Caldwell-West Caldwell Board of Education (CWC BOE) approved changes for both the 2018-2019 and the 2019-2020 school years that are inclusive of professional staff development days as well as emergency closing days.

As required by state law, a board of education must vote on staffing and ...

CCM Celebrates 50th Anniversary with Launch of Forward Capital Campaign

WHIPPANY, NJ – With a room filled with people dressed from the 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s and the present, County College of Morris (CCM) ushered in the college’s 50th anniversary celebrations on Friday at the Annual CCM Foundation Gala held at the Hanover Marriott.

The “Dancing through the Decades: CCM Celebrates 50 Years” gala recognized the opening of the college in 1968 and ...

Baseball: West Essex Clubs Wayne Hills, 11-1

May 24, 2018

NORTH CALDWELL, NJ - The West Essex baseball team advanced in the quarterfinal round of the Section 1, Group 3 state tournament with an 11-1 victory over Wayne Hills on Thursday.

Frank Lagreca drove in four runs with a home run and a double for the Knights (19-1), who scored five runs in the fourth inning to take a 7-0 lead.

Ian McLaughlin went 2-for-4 with two RBI, Tyler Sorrentino had ...

Softball: Verona Upsets Caldwell in States, 2-1

WEST CALDWELL, NJ — The James Caldwell softball team was stunned by an underdog Verona squad on Wednesday afternoon, when the Hillbillies produced a 2-1 victory to oust the third-seeded Chiefs from the North 2, Group 2 state tournament.

“[Verona pitcher Christina Colon] is a great pitcher, but I think our pitcher is a great pitcher too,” said Caldwell head coach Mike ...

Baseball: West Essex Moves Past Teaneck, 6-1, in State Tournament

NORTH CALDWELL, NJ - Three pitchers combined on a four-hitter and the West Essex baseball team advanced with a 6-1 victory over Teaneck in the first round of the Section 1, Group 3 state tournament on Monday.

Ian McLaughlin pitched the first five innings for the victory, allowing two hits and no walks and striking out eight. He did not allow a walk. Anthony Vassallo and David Kolesar each ...

Roseland Councilman Faces Charges of Conspiracy to Commit Official Misconduct

May 16, 2018

ROSELAND, NJ — Nearly a year after Roseland Councilman Richard Leonard was accused of using his position on the governing body to trade a vote for a favor, the councilman was arrested on Tuesday and charged with conspiracy to commit official misconduct.

Leonard was absent from the public council meeting on Tuesday evening, and has since been contacted for comment, but did not ...

Fairfield's Nicholas Stampone Earns Rank of Eagle Scout

May 18, 2018

NORTH CALDWELL, NJ — Nicholas Stampone, a West Essex High School (WEHS) sophomore, was awarded the rank of Eagle Scout at his Court of Honor on Saturday, where he also obtained a bronze Eagle Palm for earning an additional five merit badges.

The WEHS auditorium was filled with former and present members of Boy Scout Troop 67, members of the Fairfield Board of Education, WEHS staff, ...

Roseland's Warren King Honored for Achieving Rank of Eagle Scout

ROSELAND, NJ – In recognition of the valuable contributions from the Boy Scouts of America to the Roseland community and the nation, the Roseland mayor and council honored resident Warren King on Tuesday for achieving the rank of Eagle Scout, the highest rank in the Boy Scouting program.

“Scouts is a very helpful vessel for creating really outstanding young people in our ...

Roseland's Lauren Steiner Named 2018 Mother of the Year

ROSELAND, NJ — Young Roseland resident Claire Steiner recently nominated her mother, Lauren Steiner, for 2018 Mother of the Year by writing a letter to the Roseland Recreation Department stating that her mother “works hard, makes lots of money, makes delicious food for breakfast, lunch and dinner” and does other motherly acts that inspired the mayor and council to proclaim ...

Francavilla Family Still Operating One of Fairfield's Oldest Farms

May 23, 2018

FAIRFIELD, NJ - Fairfield Farms is one of the last working farms in Essex County. Located on 177 Big Piece Road and owned by Sal and Joyce Francavilla, it is one of the oldest farms in Fairfield, dating back to when the town was still part of Caldwell Township.

The Francavilla family story began in Avellino, Italy, where Sal’s grandparents, Salvatore and Maria, owned a tomato processing ...

RWJBarnabas Marketing and Communications Leader Named Association of American Medical Colleges Group Chair

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Michael Knecht, FACHE, Senior Vice President of Strategic Marketing and Communications, RWJBarnabas Health, was recently appointed chair of the Group on Institutional Advancement (GIA) of the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC), the only national professional development group devoted exclusively to the role of institutional advancement in academic ...

Cubanelle Restaurant & Lounge Celebrates Grand Opening

TOTOWA, NJ - It was an evening of Cuban food and specialty drinks as Cubanelle Restaurant & Lounge hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the grand opening of its new location in Totowa, near Fairfield. 

Jeff Melnikoff, owner of Cubanelle Restaurant & Lounge, welcomed Totowa Mayor John Coiro, Council President Louis D'Angelo, Phil ...

Trinity Academy Drama Club Turns 25 with Performance of Peter Pan JR

May 16, 2018

CALDWELL, NJ — Twenty-five years ago, Caldwell’s Trinity Academy lacked a drama club to encourage students to explore their interest in performing arts. This year, the Trinity Academy Drama Club celebrated its own growth through its spring musical “Peter Pan JR,” the timeless and enchanting story of a boy who did not want to grow up.

For the 25th ...

Caldwell Man Finds Early Success in Acting and Filmmaking Industry

CALDWELL, NJ — Despite successful careers in law and investment banking, Caldwell resident Alexandru Aldea could not ignore his passion for acting. Since pursuing a career as a professional actor nearly two years ago, Aldea has been named “Best Actor” at multiple film festivals and recently made his TV debut in CNN’s six-part docuseries “POPE: The Most Powerful Man ...

RWJBarnabas Marketing and Communications Leader Named Association of American Medical Colleges Group Chair

May 22, 2018

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Michael Knecht, FACHE, Senior Vice President of Strategic Marketing and Communications, RWJBarnabas Health, was recently appointed chair of the Group on Institutional Advancement (GIA) of the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC), the only national professional development group devoted exclusively to the role of institutional advancement in academic ...

Hundreds of RWJBarnabas Health Employees Run in New Jersey Half Marathon

LONG BRANCH, NJ — RWJBarnabas Health leaders Stephen Zieniewicz, president and chief executive officer (CEO) of Saint Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston and Bill Arnold, president and CEO of Monmouth Medical Center in Long Branch were joined by 200 RWJBarnabas Health employees as they ran in the New Jersey Half Marathon on at the Jersey Shore.

As the most comprehensive ...

Roseland Councilman Faces Charges of Conspiracy to Commit Official Misconduct

May 16, 2018

ROSELAND, NJ — Nearly a year after Roseland Councilman Richard Leonard was accused of using his position on the governing body to trade a vote for a favor, the councilman was arrested on Tuesday and charged with conspiracy to commit official misconduct.

Leonard was absent from the public council meeting on Tuesday evening, and has since been contacted for comment, but did not ...

Cubanelle Restaurant & Lounge Celebrates Grand Opening

May 14, 2018

TOTOWA, NJ - It was an evening of Cuban food and specialty drinks as Cubanelle Restaurant & Lounge hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the grand opening of its new location in Totowa, near Fairfield. 

Jeff Melnikoff, owner of Cubanelle Restaurant & Lounge, welcomed Totowa Mayor John Coiro, Council President Louis D'Angelo, Phil ...

Meet Roseland's Resident Pig, Gypse Werzen

May 8, 2018

ROSELAND, NJ — A 15-year resident of Roseland can be seen walking around the borough with his family’s pet pig, Gypse, a two-year-old teacup that his two daughters and son adore.

Bill Werzen explained that a few years ago, his two daughters wanted “something different” for the next member of their family, and ultimately decided on a teacup (or “micro”) ...

Fairfield Council Addresses Concerns About Lingering Storm Debris

FAIRFIELD, NJ — The debris lining the streets of Fairfield after the township was hit by two devastating nor’easter storms in March has been a major concern of township residents. The storms wreaked havoc on the state by toppling trees and taking down power lines, and some residents attended Monday’s council meeting to address the issue.

Fairfield Township, in an ...

Essex County Residents Enjoy 13th Annual Earth Day Event

May 7, 2018

ROSELAND, NJ — The weather held up to inspire hundreds of Essex County families to participate in the 13 annual Essex County Earth Day Celebration at the Essex County Environmental Center last weekend in Roseland, where residents had the opportunity to participate in hands-on educational games and activities, canoe trips, bird walks, environmental information booths, enjoy live ...

Fairfield Families Enjoy 45th Annual Kids' Fishing Derby

FAIRFIELD, NJ — In an effort to promote the love of nature and conservation, the Fairfield Conservation and Sportsmen’s Association (FCSA) hosted its 45th annual Kids’ Fishing Derby on Saturday, where more than 50 children along with their parents, family and friends met at the pond at OUTFRONT Media on Route 46.

With poles ready and hooks baited, participants waited for ...

Who Let The Dogs Out: North Caldwell Breaks Ground On New Dog Park

NORTH CALDWELL, NJ - It was a true testament to "governments working together" as representatives from Essex County Board of Chosen Freeholders, North Caldwell Mayor Joseph Alessi, members of the township council and government officials from Essex County municipalities joined Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo, Jr. and Essex County Chief of Staff Philip ...

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West Essex

Free Flavors Soft Serve Ice Cream (Jr. Cup or Cone) With Coupon

May 23, 2018

Fairfield, NJ - Flavors Homemade Ice Cream is offering a FREE soft serve ice cream (jr. cup or cone) when you spend $10 or more with coupon.

Flavors Homemade Is located at 653 Rt 46 West (1.98 mi) in Fairfield, New Jersey 07004 next to Jose Tejas.

*Homemade Ice Cream

*Italian Ice

*Gelato 

*Fresh waffles 

*ice ...

Evolve Cycle And Fitness Presale Happening Now!

CALDWELL, NJ - Evolve Cycle and Fitness is now offering 10 classes for only $90. That’s only $9 a class when you purchase before its official Grand Opening on Friday, June 1, 2018. 

Only two weeks left to take advantage of this limited time offer! Call Martha at 973-979-5919 or click here to sign up.

Evolve Cycle and Fitness is a Premier Fitness Boutique ...

West Essex Softball's Lilly James Named Athlete of the Week

May 20, 2018

NORTH CALDWELL, NJ — In her senior season at West Essex High School, Athlete of the Week Lilly James has made an impact as both a physical and vocal leader on the West Essex softball team.

“[I’m] just staying confident with myself and trying to push my confidence into everyone else so they can have the same amount and hit as well as me and my other teammates so we can ...

Montclair HS Student Reported Sexual Assault in All-Gender Bathroom, Officials Say

May 17, 2018

MONTCLAIR, NJ - According to published reports on Wednesday, Montclair Police officials are investigating allegations of sexual assault reported to have occurred in a bathroom at Montclair High School.

Montclair police officials state that officers received a report about an incident at the high school of a sexual nature that occurred around 3:18 p.m. on Monday. The ...

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Tue, May 29, 9:30 AM

Rosalind Public Library, Roseland

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Health & Wellness

Lola's Buy 1 Regular Soft Serve Cone or Cup, Get One 50% Off With Coupon

May 25, 2018

Fairfield, NJ - Lola's Ice Cream and Sweet Shoppe is offering Buy One Regular Soft Serve Cone or Cup, Get One 50% Off with coupon. Lola's Sprinkles are always FREE! 

Coupon expires 6/18/18. Coupon offers cannot be combined. Must present this coupon to redeem.

Lola's Ice Cream and Sweet Shoppe is located at 244 Route 46 East, Fairfield, NJ in the ...

Obituaries

Jan 7, 1927 - May 10, 2018
Benjamin Cappiello, 91, of Roseland, died on May 10, 2018 at home surrounded by his loving ...
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Vehicular Homicide Charges for Driver of Paramus School Bus

May 24, 2018

MORRISTOWN, NJ - The driver of a school bus involved in a crash on Route 80 last week that killed two people faces two counts of second-degree vehicular homicide/death by auto, it was announced today.

The driver, Hudy Muldrow, 77, of Woodland Park, attempted to make an illegal U-Turn on the highway in an attempt to find his way to Waterloo Village, the planned destination of the bus that was ...

A Royal Pain

I went to a big wedding over the weekend.  It was in England.

I like to think I was invited, but according to the Royal Guards and the Thames Valley Police I was not.  But more about that later.

You see, not too long ago I received an evite addressed to me from H&M@royalwedbot.co.uk.  Curiously, it was in my spam folder with a warning message. For an evite it was pretty ...