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Girls Tennis: West Essex Beats Bernards for Sectional Title

October 17, 2017

NORTH CALDWELL, NJ - The West Essex girls tennis team defeated Bernards, 4-1, for the championship of Section 2, Group 2 on Tuesday afternoon.

Sydney Nguyen got Bernards (9-8) off to a fast start with a victory at first singles, but West Essex (11-6) won the four subsequent matches. Madison Santaromita and Julia Schwartz won the other two singles matches, and the teams of Danielle Bernstein ...

Girls Volleyball: West Essex & Mount Saint Dominick Compete in Annual "Dig Pink" Game

NORTH CALDWELL, NJ — The West Essex and Mount Saint Dominick Academy girls volleyball teams took part in their annual “Dig Pink” Charity Volleyball Game on Monday night with the Lady Lions emerging with a 2-0 victory.

“It’s something that we’ve been doing for a long time,” said West Essex head coach Bill Humes. “There are so many things you ...

Girls Soccer: Caldwell Romps, 9-0, Over Newark Central

WEST CALDWELL, NJ - Emily Blankenship scored two goals and Caldwell built a six-goal lead by halftime en route to a 9-0 girls soccer victory over Newark Central on Monday.

Claire Conahan, Charlee Alberta, Megan Blankenship, Nina Zazzera, Antonia Bustamante, Marina Lemin and Victoria Rebimbas all scored single goals for Caldwell (6-8), which outshot Central, 15-3.

Sarah Blankenship and ...

Two Arrested in Fairfield for Possession of Controlled Dangerous Substances

October 15, 2017

FAIRFIELD, NJ — A 35-year-old man from Philadelphia and a 19-year-old Parsippany woman were both recently arrested by Fairfield police last week for possession of controlled dangerous substances.

A retired Fairfield police officer who was travelling on Route 80 West on Oct. 8 contacted the police department reporting that a tractor-trailer was driving erratically and was about ...

Fairfield Police Department Participates in “Put the Brakes on Fatalities Day”

FAIRFIELD, NJ — In support of a nation-wide effort to increase awareness about safe driving behaviors and keep the state’s roadways fatality free for one day, the Fairfield Police Department’s Special Enforcement Unit intensified its enforcement efforts toward aggressive and reckless driving even more so than usual on Tuesday.

Known as “Put the Brakes on Fatalities ...

Seven Local Fire Departments Assist in Fairfield Vehicle Fire at Law Drive

FAIRFIELD, NJ — The Fairfield Fire Department responded to a vehicle fire and quickly knocked it down at 26 Law Drive on Friday. West Caldwell, North Caldwell, Caldwell, Pine Brook, Wayne, Cedar Grove, and Lincoln Park Fire Departments as well as the West Essex First Aid Squad provided mutual aid to the scene.

Fairfield police were initially contacted regarding a fire alarm ...

Five Caldwell Seniors Named Commended Students in National Merit Scholarship Program

October 7, 2017

WEST CALDWELL, NJ — Five scholastically talented James Caldwell High School seniors were recently named Commended Students in the 2018 National Merit Scholarship Program and will be presented with a Letter of Commendation from the school and National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC), which conducts the program.

According to Jim Devlin, principal of JCHS, announced that Joshua ...

Girls Tennis: West Essex Beats Bernards for Sectional Title

October 17, 2017

NORTH CALDWELL, NJ - The West Essex girls tennis team defeated Bernards, 4-1, for the championship of Section 2, Group 2 on Tuesday afternoon.

Sydney Nguyen got Bernards (9-8) off to a fast start with a victory at first singles, but West Essex (11-6) won the four subsequent matches. Madison Santaromita and Julia Schwartz won the other two singles matches, and the teams of Danielle Bernstein ...

Girls Volleyball: West Essex & Mount Saint Dominick Compete in Annual "Dig Pink" Game

NORTH CALDWELL, NJ — The West Essex and Mount Saint Dominick Academy girls volleyball teams took part in their annual “Dig Pink” Charity Volleyball Game on Monday night with the Lady Lions emerging with a 2-0 victory.

“It’s something that we’ve been doing for a long time,” said West Essex head coach Bill Humes. “There are so many things you ...

Girls Soccer: Caldwell Romps, 9-0, Over Newark Central

WEST CALDWELL, NJ - Emily Blankenship scored two goals and Caldwell built a six-goal lead by halftime en route to a 9-0 girls soccer victory over Newark Central on Monday.

Claire Conahan, Charlee Alberta, Megan Blankenship, Nina Zazzera, Antonia Bustamante, Marina Lemin and Victoria Rebimbas all scored single goals for Caldwell (6-8), which outshot Central, 15-3.

Sarah Blankenship and ...

Caldwell TEAM R4C Looking to Recruit Members to Help Raise Funds for Cancer Cures

October 14, 2017

CALDWELL, NJ — Caldwell TEAM Running for a Cure (R4C), participating once again in the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) 2017/2018 fundraising campaign for the NJ Marathon event weekend, is aiming to reach even higher this year with Team In Training’s (TNT) lineup of innovative, high-caliber events in running, cycling and triathlon offerings, with expert coaches who bring ...

Caldwell Cub Scouts Out in Full Force for Popcorn Blitz Days

CALDWELL, NJ — As part of their month-long campaign to reach their goal of raising $15,000, the Cub Scouts of Pack 6 held their first of two Popcorn Blitz Days throughout the Caldwell-West Caldwell community on Saturday.

Pack 6, which is sponsored by Caldwell’s St. Aloysius Church, is selling Trail’s End popcorn and other edible products to support their pack as ...

Caldwell Wrestlers Volunteer at Saint Barnabas Hospital Miracle Walk

VERONA, NJ — More than 25 members of the James Caldwell High School wrestling team volunteered at the Saint Barnabas Hospital Miracle Walk in Verona Park on Sunday, benefiting the Saint Barnabas Medical Center's Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.

The volunteers included wrestling coaches Garamella, Zarra, Goldbach, Fano and Kurus, current and past wrestlers from the high ...

Livingston Resident and Novartis Executive Joins Metro YMCA of the Oranges’ Board of Directors

October 11, 2017

LIVINGSTON, NJ — As Livingston resident Lori Ryan moved up the ranks at Novartis Pharmaceuticals, she made a point to support other professional women, taking on leadership roles in organizations that help advance women in business. 

In her ongoing commitment to serve her community, Ryan recently joined the Metropolitan YMCA of the Oranges’ board of ...

Levine, Jacobs & Company, LLC, Names First Female Partner

LIVINGSTON, NJ – Kim E. Forrester, CPA/CGMA, Manager, Levine, Jacobs & Company, LLC, became the first female partner at the Livingston-based accounting firm when she was recently promoted to Member of the Firm.

Forrester first joined the firm as a staff accountant and now has more than 25 years of experience.

“We are pleased to announce that Kim E. Forrester ...

Candidates Wanted for TAPinto.net Apprenticeship Program

WEST ESSEX AREA, NJ — Interested in working for a bright, innovative and ambitious company? Passionate about your community, local news, or online media? Curious about a career in consultative sales and account management with the opportunity to own your own business?

At TAPinto Livingston, West Orange and West Essex (the three Caldwells, Fairfield, Roseland and Essex Fells), we are ...

Upcoming Roseland Public Library Events

October 13, 2017

ROSELAND, NJ — The Roseland Free Public Library is offering the following events from Oct. 19 to Oct. 26:

Pumpkin Palooza

BYOP! Guests are invited to bring their own small pumpkin and let their imaginations run wild as the annual tradition of decorating pumpkins at the library comes around again on Oct. 19 at 4 p.m. The library will provide all the supplies needed for ...

In Style Dance Studio Offering Free Classes in October

MONTCLAIR, NJ – In Style Dance Studio in Upper Montclair is offering a free trial class for the month of October.

In Style Dance Studio is run by international dance couple Erik Petrosyan and Magarita Taryan. The couple specializes in both traditional and contemporary style ballroom and Latin American dancing.

“We are excited to welcome everyone to join our dance classes in ...

West Essex Area Senior Citizens Receive Recognition for Artistic Talent

CEDAR GROVE, NJ – Senior citizens from Fairfield, West Caldwell and Caldwell recently received first and second place prizes in their individual categories of the annual Essex County Juried Art Show.

Robert Szpila of Fairfield received first place in the professional photography category for “Hudson Terminal."

Marcia M. Branca of West Caldwell received first place in ...

West Caldwell Welcomes New and Incoming Residents to Township

October 5, 2017

WEST CALDWELL, NJ — New and incoming residents of West Caldwell were invited to the municipal building on Tuesday for a Newcomers’ Open House hosted by the mayor and council and several other community leaders.

Following the regular meeting of the township council, elected township officials, members of the local board of education and most of the township department heads ...

Caldwell Council Contemplates Options for Community Parking Deck & More

CALDWELL, NJ – In his presentation to the Caldwell mayor and council on Tuesday updating them on problems with the community parking deck, borough engineer Glenn Beckmeyer announced that certain parts of the 28,000-square-foot deck need to be replaced.

“One option is to replace part of the deck that is currently not in use,” he said.

Councilman Richard Hauser asked whether ...

Caldwell TEAM R4C Looking to Recruit Members to Help Raise Funds for Cancer Cures

October 14, 2017

CALDWELL, NJ — Caldwell TEAM Running for a Cure (R4C), participating once again in the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) 2017/2018 fundraising campaign for the NJ Marathon event weekend, is aiming to reach even higher this year with Team In Training’s (TNT) lineup of innovative, high-caliber events in running, cycling and triathlon offerings, with expert coaches who bring ...

RWJBarnabas Health Employee Appointed to New Jersey Board of Nursing

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Appointed by New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, RWJBarnabas Health’s Mary Beth Russell was recently chosen to occupy one of two nurse educator seats on the New Jersey Board of Nursing. According to RWJBarnabas, there are 10 new members to the board and three reappointments—taking its membership from 13 to 15.

Nancy E. Holecek, Senior Vice President and ...

Meadowbrook Country Day Camp to Host Annual Meadowfest Fall Festival

October 9, 2017

LONG VALLEY, NJ - While many families are busy concentrating on fall sports and pumpkin picking, Meadowbrook Country Day Camp is already getting ready for next summer by hosting its annual Meadowfest Fall Festival with the intention of catching up with existing campers and meet prospective camp families.

Owners/Directors Dan Millman and Mason Goldberg agreed that now is the best ...

Jersey Fresh Farm To School Week Celebrated in West Caldwell

WEST CALDWELL, NJ – During the annual week dedicated to showcasing schools and a farm that are examples of how connecting local produce and schools increases student consumption of healthy school meals, the New Jersey Department of Agriculture (NJDA) visited Essex County Vocational Technical School in West Caldwell.

NJDA Food and Nutrition Division Director, Rose Tricario, and Farm To ...

September in Review: Top 10 Stories of the Month in West Essex Area

October 1, 2017

WEST ESSEX AREA, NJ — Take a look at TAPinto West Essex’s top ten stories of September, based on pageviews:

1. Puzo’s Pizzeria and Ristorante Burglary Suspects Arrested

2. Fairfield Man Charged with Possession of Heroin with Intent to Distribute

3. Man Arrested in North Caldwell for Criminal Mischief Other Charges

4. Caldwell Council Evaluates Outcome of Orchard ...

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Former President Obama to visit Newark to Campaign for Murphy

October 16, 2017

NEWARK, NJ — Former U.S. President Barack Obama is scheduled to roll into downtown Newark on Thursday to campaign for the Democratic New Jersey gubernatorial candidate Phil Murphy as the battle to run New Jersey heats up in the race's final weeks. 

Obama's appearance in New Jersey's largest city less than three weeks before the Nov. 7 election on ...

Department of Justice: ISIS Sympathizer Arrested in Cranford, Plotting the "Next 9/11" with Two Accomplices

October 8, 2017

NEW YORK, NY – The Department of Justice released details of a thwarted terror plot to attack New York City during the summer of 2016 on Friday.

Three men, who were arrested in 2016 and 2017, planned to detonate bombs in Times Square and the New York City subway system and shoot civilians at concert venues in support of ISIS, according to the Department of Justice.

The three arrested ...

Upcoming Events

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Thu, October 19, 6:30 PM

West Caldwell Public Library, West Caldwell

"Souper Bowl Contest"

Arts & Entertainment Food & Drink

Sat, October 21, 7:00 AM

Caldwell Community Center, Caldwell

Indoor/Outdoor Triathlon Saturday 10/21 @ 7 AM at ...

Health & Wellness Sports

Sun, October 22, 1:00 PM

West Essex High School, North Caldwell

West Essex Marching Knights presents the ...

Arts & Entertainment Education

Emerge NJ to Host Women of Achievement Annual Fall Gala


October 10, 2017

WEST ORANGE, NJ - Emerge NJ is hosting its second Women of Achievement Fall Gala at Mayfair Farms in West Orange, on Oct. 12, 2017 at 7 p.m.

Emerge NJ is honoring Assemblywoman Sheila Oliver, potential next Lieutenant Governor; Tammy Murphy, potential first lady of the state; Marguerite Schaffer, Somerset Democrat Chair; Dr. Khyati Joshi, Co-Chair NJ State South Asian Caucus; and Patricia ...

Wait. What?

Don’t you have homework to do?

 

My teenage daughter is watching TV, texting, facetiming, instagramming, listening to music, and typing on a laptop all at the same time. 

 

Don’t you have homework to do?  I have to repeat myself a little louder because she is insulated in her electronic cocoon by ear buds.

 

“I am doing homework,” ...