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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 ...

West Essex Jr. Sports Teams Recognized for Championship Wins

ROSELAND, NJ — The undefeated West Essex Jr. Knights wrestling team and the Roseland Lakers basketball team were honored for their achievements in the 2018 season by the Roseland mayor and council and Roseland recreation director Michael Colitti at the May 15 borough council meeting.

The players and coaches of both teams were surrounded by their families as Mayor John Duthie ...

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 ...

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

May 19, 2018

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 ...

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

May 15, 2018

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 ...

James Caldwell Announces Third Marking Period ShopRite Stars

WEST CALDWELL, NJ — ShopRite of West Caldwell announced that its third marking period ShopRite Stars for James Caldwell High School (JCHS), who were nominated in five categories, include Kaitlin Quigley for Leadership, Jodi Maloney for Arts, Grace Giglio for Service, Brendan Padover for Academics and Perry Mescia for Athletics.

The ShopRite Stars program recognizes ...

West Essex Jr. Sports Teams Recognized for Championship Wins

May 20, 2018

ROSELAND, NJ — The undefeated West Essex Jr. Knights wrestling team and the Roseland Lakers basketball team were honored for their achievements in the 2018 season by the Roseland mayor and council and Roseland recreation director Michael Colitti at the May 15 borough council meeting.

The players and coaches of both teams were surrounded by their families as Mayor John Duthie ...

Boys Lacrosse: Bernards Knocks Out Caldwell, 7-6

WEST CALDWELL, NJ - The fifth-seeded Bernards boys lacrosse team eliminated No. 4 Caldwell with a 7-6 victory in the quarterfinal round of the South Jersey, Group 1 state tournament on Friday.

In his final game for the Chiefs, Patrick Maguire led his team with three goals and an assist. 

Ethan Caldwell finished with two goals and two assists for the Mountaineers ...

Softball: Caldwell Blanks Harrison, 13-0, in State Tournament

WEST CALDWELL, NJ - Carlie Corrigan pitched a no-hitter to lift Caldwell to a 13-0 softball victory over Harrison in the first round of the Section 2, Group 2 state tournament on Thursday.
 

Corrigan walked just one batter in five innings. Caldwell (15-5) scored three runs in the first inning and four more in the second inning.

 

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 Council Discusses Marijuana Legalization in New Jersey

FAIRFIELD, NJ — When Fairfield Business Administrator Joseph Catenaro addressed the township council about marijuana retail sale and zoning regulations at last week’s meeting, he suggested that the “get out in front on the issue as soon as possible” now that New Jersey is in the process of legalizing marijuana.

He added that the township “is beginning to ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

West Essex Kids Honored for Accomplishments in Grover Cleveland Park Fishing Derby

CALDWELL/ESSEX FELLS, NJ – Joseph Conforti and Zach Duym of West Caldwell as well as Luke Takkel of Roseland were acknowledged for their accomplishments at last week’s Essex County Fishing Derby in Essex County Grover Cleveland Park.

Takkel is seen above with his father and Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo, Jr. as he is congratulated for catching the most fish in the ...

Hundreds of RWJBarnabas Health Employees Run in New Jersey Half Marathon

May 16, 2018

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 ...

JJ's Hotdogs and Lola's Ice Cream Bring a Foodie's Paradise to Fairfield

FAIRFIELD, NJ - It was a foodie's paradise in Fairfield as JJ's Hotdogs and Lola's Ice Cream and Sweet Shoppe each hosted ribbon-cutting ceremony events on Sunday to celebrate their grand openings.

Joseph and Gena Ugliarolo, owners of JJ's Hotdogs at 572 Route 46 East, welcomed Mayor James Gasparini as they ...

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 ...

Fairfield Resident to Be Honored by Temple B’nai Jeshurun

April 24, 2018

SHORT HILLS, NJ — Andrew Harris, a resident of Fairfield and a former president of Temple B’nai Jeshurun in Short Hills, will be honored by the congregation during a celebration of the synagogue’s 170th anniversary on May 10. 

According to the synagogue, the evening’s theme, "Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow," pays tribute to the ...

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Evolve Cycle And Fitness Presale Happening Now!

May 18, 2018

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 ...

Save Up To 20% at CNP Treasures

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Are you still looking for the perfect gift for your mom or that special someone in your life for Mother's Day? Then CNP Treasures has you covered! Save up to 20% at CNP Treasures located at 14 Northfield Ave in West Orange.

Come by this weekend so we can help you find the perfect gift! Offer expires Sunday, May ...

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 ...

Upcoming Events

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Sun, May 20, 3:00 PM

West Caldwell Public Library, West Caldwell

"Tribute to Rachmaninoff"

Arts & Entertainment

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Mon, May 21, 7:45 AM

Essex Fells Country Club, Essex Fells

2018 West Essex PBA Local #81 Golf Outing

Police & Fire

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Mon, May 21, 6:00 PM

Roseland Public Library , Roseland

Drop-In Tech Night

Education

CCM Golf Team Sweeps Conference and Region Titles

May 19, 2018

RANDOLPH, NJ —For the second time since 2007, the County College of Morris (CCM) Titans Golf Team has won both the conference and region championships in the same season, earning them a place in the national championship.

The team’s overall record for the year was 36-1 with the only loss coming at the hands of Ocean County College by two strokes back in mid-March.

Galloping ...

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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Jun 12, 1954 - May 6, 2018
Peter Francis Pritchard Murphy, 63, of Montclair passed away on Sunday, May 6, 2018. Relatives and ...
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Feb 11, 1931 - Apr 28, 2018
Dominick Stinziano, 87 of Caldwell passed away on Saturday, April 28, 2018. Born and raised in ...
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Oct 23, 1939 - Apr 30, 2018
Anthony “Dick” Battista, 78, of Livingston passed away on Monday, April 30, ...
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- Apr 20, 2018
Robert T. Pipczynski, 72, of Caldwell, NJ, passed away Friday, April 20, 2018, at the Veterans ...
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Nov 22, 1941 - Apr 14, 2018
Barbara Ann Barretti (nee Ernst), 76, of North Caldwell passed away on Saturday, April 14, 2018. A ...
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Nov 28, 1947 - Apr 13, 2018
Barry Wachtler, 70, a lifelong resident of Fairfield, New Jersey passed away on Friday April 13, ...
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Sep 8, 1940 - Apr 1, 2018
Russell Talamo, 77, of Fairfield, New Jersey, passed away early on Easter morning, Sunday, April 1, ...
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- Apr 3, 2018
Obituary of Melvina Caputo Melvina C. Caputo, 82, of Caldwell, NJ, passed away on Tuesday, April ...
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Jul 14, 1934 - Apr 3, 2018
Patrick Joseph Moran, 83, of North Caldwell, died on April 3, 2018. Relatives and friends are ...
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Funnel Cloud Appears over South Plainfield

May 16, 2018

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - A line of heavy thunderstorms roared through South Plainfield on Tuesday evening with a resident capturing a funnel cloud twisting down west and north of Spring Lake Park. The photo captures the funnel cloud, which can be seen in the left-hand side of the photo above.

The photo also captures a school bus driving by, and the South Plainfield Volunteer Fire ...

Avenging Movie Credits

Warning! Nothing you read here will spoil Avengers: Infinity Wars because I didn’t understand it.

As a vibrant, relevant, totally hip and “with it” dad I am proud to say that I have now seen every movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.  All nineteen of them.

I am less proud to admit that, of those Marvel movies that I can remember, I didn’t understand any of ...