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Driver of Speeding Car with Missing Wheel Arrested for DUI in Fairfield

September 29, 2016

FAIRFIELD, NJ — Following multiple 9-1-1 calls reporting a black Ford Explorer missing a front tire and traveling at an extremely high rate of speed on Big Piece Road, Fairfield Police Department arrested Vincent Miloscio, 25, of Fairfield, for driving under the influence on Sept. 25.

According to police, the Ford turned onto Briarwood Drive and became disabled at Old Country Road.

Joint Chiropractic of West Caldwell to Offer Free Adjustments to First Responders During First Responders Week

WEST CALDWELL, NJ — In conjunction with First Responders Week, Sept. 26-30, the Joint Chiropractic of West Caldwell is offering a free adjustment to all police, firefighters, emergency medical technicians and the families that support them as a token of our thanks for their everyday bravery.

“The benefits of chiropractic care include relief from the back and neck pain that can ...

Police Investigate Strong Arm Robbery in Caldwell

CALDWELL, NJ — Caldwell Police are asking for the public’s help in locating the suspect in a strong-arm robbery that occurred at approximately 11:15 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 20. No weapon was reported in the incident

According to Detective Sgt. Brad Palatucci, a female was approached by an unknown Hispanic male in a wooded area located on the Caldwell University campus on that ...

West Essex Regional Board of Education Hires Melissa Coco as School Business Administrator/Board Secretary

September 28, 2016

NORTH CALDWELL, NJ —The West Essex Regional Board of Education on Monday unanimously named Melissa Coco as school business administrator/board secretary, effective Jan. 1, 2017, or sooner, if released from her current contract, through June 30, 2017.

Coco, who has served as assistant school business administrator in the Northern Valley Regional High School district in Demarest since May ...

Caldwell-West Caldwell Public Schools Approve District Goals at Board of Education Meeting

WEST CALDWELL, NJ – Completing the next phase of the five-year curriculum plan, as well as an analysis of the short-term and long-term options for facility and staffing needs required to implement a full-day kindergarten program and in-district special education services, were among the major 2016-2017 district goals approved by the Caldwell—West Caldwell Board of Education at its ...

Best-Selling Author Shares Story of "A Blind Man, a Guide Dog and the Triumph of Trust at Ground Zero” with James Caldwell High School Students

WEST CALDWELL, NJ — The morning after the nation observed the 15th anniversary of September 11th, James Caldwell High School invited “Thunder Dog” author and inspirational speaker Michael Hingson, a blind man whose service dog safely escorted him out of the collapsing World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001, to give a presentation.

Hingson, who was also joined by a small group ...

West Essex Football Team Hosts Orange on Friday Night

September 24, 2016

CALDWELL, NJ – West Essex football team hosted Orange on Friday night and took the win with a final score of 20-14.

In the first quarter, Brian O’Neill put 7 points on the board for West Essex with an 8-yard touchdown.  Orange quickly got in the game when Tyrese Harris made a touch down by catching a 77-yard kickoff and leaving the teams tied for half time.

Orange took the ...

James Caldwell Chiefs Fall to Livingston Lancers Girls Soccer, 3-0, in Season Opener

LIVINGSTON, NJ — The Livingston High School girls’ soccer team, which has high expectations this season and is hoping to contend for conference, county, and state titles according to Head Coach Paul Raiz, saw a 3-0 victory over James Caldwell High School at the first Lancers home game on Monday, Sept. 12.

Led by senior captains Megan Leffler, Abby Kuznick and Caitlyn Sugarman, ...

West Essex Football Team Claims Victory Against Rival Nutley

CALDWELL, NJ – The West Essex High School football team claimed victory in game one of the season against rival Nutley on Friday night with a final score of 27-7.

“Our seniors and our captains and our leaders had a bad taste in their mouth after losing our last game last year in the playoffs,” said head Coach Chris Benacquista. “We were really motivated to win our first ...

Essex County Area Residents Invited to Run From Anywhere in World Orphans Virtual 5K

September 27, 2016

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Runners around northern New Jersey are encouraged to join the World Orphans Virtual Run to raise funds to provide care for orphaned children from now until Oct. 22. By registering online and participating in the 5K run at a location of the runner’s choice, participants will help raise funds to provide orphans with food, clothing, medical care, trauma counseling ...

Record Numbers Attend 26th Annual Mayor's 5K Run/Walk in West Orange

WEST ORANGE, NJ — A record number of supporters participated in the 26th annual Mayor’s 5K Run/Walk to “break the silence” on ovarian cancer on Saturday, which also commemorated the run’s ten-year partnership with the Downtown West Orange Alliance (DWOA) and the National Ovarian Cancer Coalition (NOCC).

The NOCC thanked the mayor’s office and all ...

PowerNet BizExpo Networking Benefits CHOW Food Pantry

LIVINGSTON, NJ — A PowerNet BizExpo event benefitting the CHOW food bank for the second-consecutive year enabled dozens of small local retailers, businesses and service providers to mingle with consumers from the Essex County area as they enjoyed food, drink and live music at 316 Eisenhower Parkway in Livingston on Sept. 22.

Participants met at the SWS Architects two-story atrium office ...

Caldwell Street Fair Celebrates Silver Anniversary this Weekend

September 29, 2016

CALDWELL, NJ — Jazz music, pumpkin painting and temporary tattoos will be among some of the highlights at the Caldwell Street Fair on Sunday, Oct. 2.

The Rotary/Kiwanis Caldwell Street Fair, held annually on the first Sunday of October, is celebrating its 25th anniversary this weekend. More than 200 vendors from throughout the area will offer quality arts and crafts, ethnic and ...

PowerNet BizExpo Networking Benefits CHOW Food Pantry

LIVINGSTON, NJ — A PowerNet BizExpo event benefitting the CHOW food bank for the second-consecutive year enabled dozens of small local retailers, businesses and service providers to mingle with consumers from the Essex County area as they enjoyed food, drink and live music at 316 Eisenhower Parkway in Livingston on Sept. 22.

Participants met at the SWS Architects two-story atrium office ...

TAP Readers Invited to Attend Swap The Biz “Social Pitch Networking Gala”

LIVINGSTON, NJ - Does the idea of networking cause you to break out into hives or a sweat? Do you avoid networking opportunities because you have had bad experiences in the past?

It doesn’t have to be that way, according to Scott Eisenberg, founder and CEO of Swap The Biz, a high-end business networking organization that focuses on friendship first, In fact, he said networking can ...

West Essex Area Residents Among Winners of Annual Essex County Parks Photography Contest

September 30, 2016

ROSELAND, NJ — Two adults, Janet Markman of West Caldwell and Michael Mund of North Caldwell, and one youth, Brennan Cunningham of Roseland, were among the eight winners that were awarded in Adult and Youth categories recognized on Saturday, Sept. 24 during the Annual Fall Family Festival.

Markman, Mund and Cunningham’s photographs will be on display at the Essex County ...

Caldwell Street Fair Celebrates Silver Anniversary this Weekend

CALDWELL, NJ — Jazz music, pumpkin painting and temporary tattoos will be among some of the highlights at the Caldwell Street Fair on Sunday, Oct. 2.

The Rotary/Kiwanis Caldwell Street Fair, held annually on the first Sunday of October, is celebrating its 25th anniversary this weekend. More than 200 vendors from throughout the area will offer quality arts and crafts, ethnic and ...

Casino Night/Texas Hold’em Poker Tournament Benefits Daughters of Israel in West Orange

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Daughters of Israel’s Casino Night/Texas Hold’em Poker Tournament, a charity benefit for the Home located at 1155 Pleasant Valley Way in West Orange, attracted nearly 200 local supporters on Thursday, Sept. 15, at the Crystal Plaza in Livingston.

Underwritten by Valley National Bank, Casino Night aims to raise between $30-60,000 as it has in previous ...

Fairfield Township Council Discusses Winter Wonderland, Addition of Special Law Enforcement Officers and More

September 30, 2016

FAIRFIELD, NJ — The Township of Fairfield is already gearing up for its Winter Wonderland event on Dec. 4, featuring an outdoor ice-skating rink and horse and carriage rides for the first time this year in conjunction with the annual tree lighting.

Councilman John LaForgia announced at a council meeting on Monday, Sept. 16, that the township, in coordination with the Fairfield ...

Residents Honored for Saving Two Lives When Pregnant Woman Collapses in Caldwell-West Caldwell District

WEST CALDWELL, NJ — Two local teenagers and a pair of adults saved two lives at once when their EMT certifications rescued a unconscious pregnant woman earlier this summer. The four heroes were honored with proclamations and a prestigious medal at a West Caldwell Township Council meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 20.

When Jack Sherwood heard neighbors yelling for help while at a nearby ...

Rotary Club of the Caldwells Presents $2,400 Check to Borough of Caldwell and More From Borough Council

CALDWELL, NJ — The Rotary Club of the Caldwells presented a check in the amount of $2,400 to the Borough of Caldwell for the Caldwell Environmental Commission at a borough council meeting on Tuesday.

Steve Colacurcio, President of The Rotary Club, presented the check to be used for a fence at the Personette Street Pollinator Garden. Ann Farr Marchioni, Environmental Educator and ...

Record Numbers Attend 26th Annual Mayor's 5K Run/Walk in West Orange

September 27, 2016

WEST ORANGE, NJ — A record number of supporters participated in the 26th annual Mayor’s 5K Run/Walk to “break the silence” on ovarian cancer on Saturday, which also commemorated the run’s ten-year partnership with the Downtown West Orange Alliance (DWOA) and the National Ovarian Cancer Coalition (NOCC).

The NOCC thanked the mayor’s office and all ...

Joint Chiropractic of West Caldwell to Offer Free Adjustments to First Responders During First Responders Week

WEST CALDWELL, NJ — In conjunction with First Responders Week, Sept. 26-30, the Joint Chiropractic of West Caldwell is offering a free adjustment to all police, firefighters, emergency medical technicians and the families that support them as a token of our thanks for their everyday bravery.

“The benefits of chiropractic care include relief from the back and neck pain that can ...

Residents Honored for Saving Two Lives When Pregnant Woman Collapses in Caldwell-West Caldwell District

WEST CALDWELL, NJ — Two local teenagers and a pair of adults saved two lives at once when their EMT certifications rescued a unconscious pregnant woman earlier this summer. The four heroes were honored with proclamations and a prestigious medal at a West Caldwell Township Council meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 20.

When Jack Sherwood heard neighbors yelling for help while at a nearby ...

More Than 100 Tastings at The Arc of Essex County's Third Annual Uncorked & Uncapped: Wine, Beer & Food Fest

September 12, 2016

LIVINGSTON, NJ — The Arc of Essex County's third-annual Uncorked & Uncapped: Wine, Beer, and Food Fest on Thursday, Sept. 29 at the Westminster Hotel in Livingston will feature nearly 40 wine, craft beer, spirits and restaurant vendors, benefiting individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. 

Honoring the partnerships that have been integral ...

Essex County Residents Learn About the Environment at 12th Annual Fall Family Festival

September 26, 2016

ROSELAND, NJ — In celebration of the arrival of fall, Essex County Executive DiVincenzo invited children, adults and families to the Essex County Environmental Center’s 12th-annual Fall Family Festival on Saturday at the Essex County Environmental Center in Roseland.

Partnering with the Environmental Center, New Jersey Audubon, Essex County Master Gardeners, Essex County ...

West Essex Summer in Review: Caldwell Lieutenant Files Notice of Intent to Sue; Local Mother Hopes to Initiate Juvenile Diabetes Support Group & More

WEST ESSEX, NJ — Click on the headlines to read TAPinto West Essex's Top Ten stories from this summer:

1. West Caldwell Resident Dies Suddenly; Family Seeks Forever Home for Two Dogs Left Behind

2. Police Release Name of Victim in Fatal Motorcycle Crash in Fairfield; Investigation Continues

3. Suspicious Packages at Fairfield Target Cleared by Essex County ...

West Essex Week in Review: Former James Caldwell Coach Hired at Caldwell University; West Essex Football Claims Victory Over Nutley & More

WEST ESSEX REGION, NJ — Did you miss any of this week’s top news stories? Click on the headlines to catch up:

 

West Essex Football Team Claims Victory Against Rival Nutley

 

Third Annual Caroline Fund Expected to Attract More Runners Than Ever in Caldwell

 

AT&T "It Can Wait" Video Filmed in West Caldwell; Mayor and ...

Essex County Residents Learn About the Environment at 12th Annual Fall Family Festival

September 26, 2016

ROSELAND, NJ — In celebration of the arrival of fall, Essex County Executive DiVincenzo invited children, adults and families to the Essex County Environmental Center’s 12th-annual Fall Family Festival on Saturday at the Essex County Environmental Center in Roseland.

Partnering with the Environmental Center, New Jersey Audubon, Essex County Master Gardeners, Essex County ...

Savor the Fall with a New Jersey Winery Tour

September 29, 2016

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Cancel the trip to Tuscany. New Jersey is receiving a great deal of acclaim for their vineyards with award-winning wines being produced every day.  Americans are enjoying fine wine like never before and the Garden State has become a destination for winery tours and tastings.  Many wineries also offer delightful dining on their scenic ...

Rocking Horse Ranch: Year-Round Family Fun in the Hudson Valley

HIGHLAND, NY — If your kids get bored easily, Rocking Horse Ranch is up to the challenge.

Just a one-and-a-half hour drive from Westfield, the all-inclusive offers year-round horseback riding (“pony” rides for the little ones) on well-trained horses, a small indoor water park, an arcade with mini bowling, ping pong and a BB gun rifle range. In the winter, there’s ...

Fighter Jet Dispatched over Morris County in Response to Small Aircraft

EAST HANOVER, NJ - Wednesday morning brought a bit of a shock to residents of Morris County as multiple eye witness accounts began to pop up of a low flying fighter jet shooting over the county. Morris County officials were quick to address this as the word began to grow.

“The Morris County Communications Center, as well as a number of Morris County Police Departments, received ...

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West Essex Cross Country Star Kouros Sadeghi-Nejad Named West Essex Athlete of the Week

September 28, 2016

NORTH CALDWELL, NJ — Cross-country running is one of the most difficult sports around. Running 3.1 miles is difficult enough, but doing so while trying to race against opposing runners as well as your own time is a complete other entity.

However, sophomore Kouros Sadeghi-Nejad, this week's West Essex High School Athlete of the Week, is ready for this difficulty. 

“The ...

Essex County Board of Freeholders Authorize County to Enter into State Health Benefits Plan

September 29, 2016

NEWARK, NJ – A resolution authorizing the County of Essex to enter active and retired employees into the State Health Benefits Plan to be effective Jan. 1, 2017, was affirmed by the Essex County Board of Chosen Freeholders board meeting at the Hall of Records on Wednesday, Sept. 28.

According to the board, this unprecedented decision was made with more than 3,000 Essex County employees ...

Police Investigate Second Attempted Luring in Roselle

September 23, 2016

ROSELLE, NJ - Another attempt to lure a youth in Roselle occurred Thursday afternoon, Sept. 22, when a 16 year old girl was approached on the 500 block of Walnut st. around 4:30p.m by a man in a silver SUV style vehicle. According to Roselle Police Chief Gerald J. Orlando, the man exited the vehicle and grabbed the girl around the waist, but the girl was able to break free and run ...

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Parents are the Only Hope for New Jersey Public Education

September 29, 2016

I really wanted to take one of my precious few PTO days I had left to drive down to Trenton on September 7th and tell the State Board of Education how disappointed I was in them, again... but more important things were going on.

There was a Kindergarten bus to catch and a first day of school morning to have and I had already wasted 2 of those precious days on a state BOE that has all but ...

Guests to Receive Complimentary Services at Mecca Integrated Medical Center Grand Reopening Event on Sept. 28

September 27, 2016

FAIRFIELD, NJ – Members of the community are invited to attend the Grand Reopening of Mecca Integrated Medical Center, on Wed., Sept. 28, from 6 p.m. to 9.p.m., at 333 U.S. 46 West, Building A Suite 135, in Fairfield, NJ. Guests will be offered gratis mini facials and massages; chiropractic adjustments; and complimentary pain, acupuncture and aesthetic consultations. All are welcome and ...

Chiropractic: Prep Football’s Line of Defense

High school football season is in full swing.  From California to New Jersey, you can find a game on any given Friday night.

In large cities and small towns, high school football is a big deal in the local community.  Prep sports also are really important for the young athletes involved, whether it’s the bruising action of football or the relative solitude of the cross country ...

Charitable IRA rollover can pay off in more ways than one

If you have a traditional IRA, your money can grow on a tax-deferred basis, but sooner or later you’ll have to start taking taxable withdrawals from your account. But what if you could make these withdrawals less “taxing,” while at the same time supporting a charitable group? Using a Charitable IRA rollover, you can do just that!

To begin with, the basic rule governing ...

Letting the Jean-ie Out of the Bottle

Sometime between the end of last spring and the beginning of this fall, someone snuck into my closet and shrunk all my jeans.  I tried to convince my husband that we had a problem with the dryer, but since all of his jeans still fit, it was a hard sell.  Without thinking it through, he scoffed and suggested that maybe it wasn't the jeans – maybe it was ...