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Girls Basketball: Caldwell Beats Pequannock, 36-33

February 18, 2018

WEST CALDWELL, NJ - A 20-rebound effort by Brielle Guarente helped push Caldwell to a 36-33 girls basketball victory over Pequannock Thursday night.

Taylor Stafford scored 20 points for Caldwell (12-11), which erased a 26-22 deficit at the end of three quarters, closing with a 14-7 spurt down the stretch.

Maggoe Betros and Ashleigh Bryant each finished with eight points and Hope Casale ...

Fairfield Sergeant Receives Traffic Education and Enforcement Award

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Sgt. Christopher Niemiec of the Fairfield Police Department was recently presented with the "Timothy Larney Memorial Traffic Safety Education and Enforcement Award" during a luncheon in Livingston, hosted by the Essex County Traffic Officers Association.

Essex County Police Academy Community Traffic Safety Coordinator Arnold Anderson presented Niemiec with ...

Stolen Temp Tag Leads to Arrest in Livingston

FAIRFIELD, NJ — A 34-year-old man from Kearny was recently arrested in Fairfield for receiving stolen property after police discovered that the vehicle he was driving had been reported stolen.

According to police, Fairfield Officer David Lagan pulled Fernando Vargas-Mendoza over on Route 46 after observing that the vehicle had an inoperable taillight and that the vehicle’s ...

Fairfield Sergeant Receives Traffic Education and Enforcement Award

February 17, 2018

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Sgt. Christopher Niemiec of the Fairfield Police Department was recently presented with the "Timothy Larney Memorial Traffic Safety Education and Enforcement Award" during a luncheon in Livingston, hosted by the Essex County Traffic Officers Association.

Essex County Police Academy Community Traffic Safety Coordinator Arnold Anderson presented Niemiec with ...

Stolen Temp Tag Leads to Arrest in Livingston

FAIRFIELD, NJ — A 34-year-old man from Kearny was recently arrested in Fairfield for receiving stolen property after police discovered that the vehicle he was driving had been reported stolen.

According to police, Fairfield Officer David Lagan pulled Fernando Vargas-Mendoza over on Route 46 after observing that the vehicle had an inoperable taillight and that the vehicle’s ...

Fairfield Police Department to Hire Two New Officers

FAIRFIELD, NJ — The Fairfield Township Council authorized the hiring of two new police officers at Police Chief Anthony Manna’s request at Monday’s mayor and council meeting.

According to Manna, Officer Christopher Nicholas is on terminal leave and is scheduled to be off the books by March 1. Because Sgt. Joseph Keegan and Sgt. Christopher Morgan will both be retiring, ...

$1000 Grant Awarded to Caldwell-West Caldwell Education Foundation

February 14, 2018

WEST CALDWELL, NJ — The Caldwell-West Caldwell Education Foundation (CWCEF) was recently awarded a $1,000 grant by Wells Fargo to support the organization’s mission of funding district wide projects and programs that foster and promote basic and innovative approaches for excellence in education.

Mary Ann Campion, President of the CWCEF, said the organization was “truly ...

James Caldwell High School Announces Shop Rite Stars for Marking Period Two

WEST CALDWELL, NJ – James Caldwell High School has announced that its ShopRite Stars for the second marking period of the 2017-2018 school year include Juan Riestra (service), Kyle Schaffer (sports), Kelly Chang (leadership), Alyssa Krisinski (academics) and Sophia Ricci (arts).

Senior students are nominated every marking period in the areas of academics, arts, athletics, leadership and ...

Churchill School Celebrates Winning Education Association and Rutgers Athletics Contest

FAIRFIELD, NJ — Winston Churchill School was full of energy and excitement on Friday as volunteers from Rutgers Leadership Academy (RLA) held a pep rally honoring the elementary school for being selected as the winner of the New Jersey Education Association (NJEA) and Rutgers Athletics contest.

When NJEA Review Magazine posed the question, “Are your students college ...

Girls Basketball: Caldwell Beats Pequannock, 36-33

February 18, 2018

WEST CALDWELL, NJ - A 20-rebound effort by Brielle Guarente helped push Caldwell to a 36-33 girls basketball victory over Pequannock Thursday night.

Taylor Stafford scored 20 points for Caldwell (12-11), which erased a 26-22 deficit at the end of three quarters, closing with a 14-7 spurt down the stretch.

Maggoe Betros and Ashleigh Bryant each finished with eight points and Hope Casale ...

Girls Basketball: West Essex Defeats Millburn, 47-36

NORTH CALDWELL, NJ - Lilly James scored 16 points and snared six rebounds to propel West Essex to a 47-36 girls basketball victory over Millburn Thursday night.

Jessica Coia collected eight points and a team-high 15 rebounds for West Essex (15-6), which outscored Millburn, 11-5, in the third quarter to extend its lead to 35-23. Olivia Hannsson finished with nine points in the victory.

Gina ...

Boys Basketball: Caldwell Defeats Belleville, 50-44

BELLEVILLE, NJ - Caldwell opened an eight-point lead after one quarter and went on to a 50-44 boys basketball victory over Belleville Wednesday night.

Charlie Pierce scored 16 points for the Chiefs (12-9), who led, 26-17, at halftime.

Danny Cavallo finished with 10 points and Brian Finnegan totaled eight points for Caldwell.

$1000 Grant Awarded to Caldwell-West Caldwell Education Foundation

February 14, 2018

WEST CALDWELL, NJ — The Caldwell-West Caldwell Education Foundation (CWCEF) was recently awarded a $1,000 grant by Wells Fargo to support the organization’s mission of funding district wide projects and programs that foster and promote basic and innovative approaches for excellence in education.

Mary Ann Campion, President of the CWCEF, said the organization was “truly ...

How to Join the West Essex Community Emergency Response Team

CEDAR GROVE, NJ — The Essex County Sheriff's Office is currently setting up a West Essex Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) course that will be offered to anyone in the West Essex area to serve the communities of Caldwell, North Caldwell, West Caldwell, Caldwell, Essex Fells and Roseland. The six-session class will be held at the Essex County Police Academy in Cedar ...

Roseland Teen Honored for Achieving Rank of Eagle Scout

NEWARK, NJ – After recently achieving the rank of Eagle Scout, William Styskal, Jr., a Roseland resident and senior at West Essex Regional High School, was honored by the Essex County Board of Chosen Freeholders during a special presentation at the Hall of Records last week. He was further celebrated at a Court of Honor recognition ceremony earlier this month at Caldwell United Methodist ...

TAPinto.net Named Partner of the Year by NJ News Commons

February 9, 2018

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ -  TAPinto.net has been named Partner of the Year by NJ News Commons, a network of more than 230 news organizations across New Jersey.  The award goes to a journalist or news organization that showed overall excellence in their work for 2017.    

Joe Amditis, Associate Director of the Center for Cooperative Media, said TAPinto won the award ...

North Essex Chamber Ushers in New Value for Businesses; Expands Community Outreach

MONTCLAIR, NJ — As the North Essex Chamber of Commerce (NECC) approaches its 50th year, the chamber is celebrating how far it has come and the bright future ahead.

The NECC, which exists to ensure that businesses grow and prosper in the community, while supporting the community in return, has recently introduced new ways for members to grow their business.

One is through the member ...

James Caldwell Art and Photography Students Receive Awards 

February 7, 2018

WEST CALDWELL, NJ — James Caldwell High School recently recognized the artistic accomplishments of Anastasia Ghering, Julia Fernandez and Sophia Ricci, who each received a prestigious award in the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards competition, and senior Christian Badach, who received an Honorable Mention Award in the Drexel University High School Photography contest for his photo ...

Fairfield Police Department to Hire Two New Officers

February 15, 2018

FAIRFIELD, NJ — The Fairfield Township Council authorized the hiring of two new police officers at Police Chief Anthony Manna’s request at Monday’s mayor and council meeting.

According to Manna, Officer Christopher Nicholas is on terminal leave and is scheduled to be off the books by March 1. Because Sgt. Joseph Keegan and Sgt. Christopher Morgan will both be retiring, ...

Fairfield Mayor Updates Township on Route 46 Flooding Issues

FAIRFIELD, NJ — In response to requests to remedy the flooding problems on Route 46 near Willowbrook during major storms, Fairfield Mayor James Gasparini said at Monday’s council meeting that the township will “keep pushing.”

He explained that after Hurricane Irene in 2011, Route 46 flooded, halting traffic near Willowbrook in both directions. As part of ...

West Caldwell Introduces Ordinances on Road Improvements and 2018 Municipal Budget

WEST CALDWELL, NJ — Public hearings will be held on March 6 for two ordinances that were introduced by the West Caldwell Township Council last week: one ordinance to establish and preserve a cap bank, and a bond ordinance appropriating $737,000 for road improvements within the township.

Adopting the bond ordinance would authorize the milling and paving of Beverley Road and other roads ...

Pot Poll: Majority of NJ Opposes Legalized Marijuana

February 7, 2018

NEW FDU POLL SHOWS MAJORITY OF NEW JERSEYANS OPPOSE LEGALIZING RECREATIONAL MARIJUANA

TRENTON, NJ – The majority of New Jerseyans oppose legalizing recreational marijuana, according to a recent survey conducted by Fairleigh Dickinson University.  This marks the first time a recent poll in New Jersey has found less than 50 percent support for legalization.

According to ...

Six Local Restaurants to Book for Valentine's Day

February 7, 2018

WEST ESSEX, NJ - Valentine’s Day is only a week away. In addition to sorting through the very best chocolates, flowers and romantic gifts, finding the best place to take your date can be equally overwhelming.

Here are six local eateries offering a romantic atmosphere and delicious eats for Valentine’s Day:

Marble & Moxie - Livingston NEW!  This ...

January in Review: Top 10 Stories of the month in West Essex

February 5, 2018

WEST ESSEX AREA, NJ — Check out TAPinto West Essex’s Top Ten stories of November, based on pageviews:

1. Fairfield Author Releases Latest Addition to Mystery Series

2. Vehicle Pins Pedestrian into Building in Fairfield

3. West Essex High School Senior Runs Fastest Mile in Essex County

4. Fairfield Council Appoints Prosecutor, Public Defender and More for 2018

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No Time to Travel Wednesday? How About a Romantic Travel Film Instead?

February 13, 2018

TAPintoTravels - Normally, it is not a practice of TAPinto Travels to discourage vacationing for such a romantic holiday—but with Valentine’s Day landing on a Wednesday, it simply isn’t practical. Instead, why not watch a romantic movie that will certainly encourage you to travel to a wonderful location? TAPinto Travels recommends Somewhere in Time. 

It is one ...

TAPinto Travels Presents: Our Winter Olympic Connections

TAPintoTravels - The Winter Olympics are in South Korea and many members of the TAPinto community are there competing, spectating, traveling, or behind the scenes.

For TAPinto athletic competitors, see this article.

For TAPinto professional broadcasters, see this article on a Cranford High resident’s journey and her NBC colleague from Somers.

Ten 2018 ...

Travel to Camelback for the Best Snowtubing Conditions

TANNERSVILLE, PA - The powder may be nonexistent, but the weather has created some of the best snowtubing conditions ever seen in the Pennsylvania Poconos’ Camelback Resort in Tannersville.

Camelback features skiing, snowboarding, snowtubing, mountain adventures along with the wet and wonderful fun of its grand ...

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Nutley High School Closes After Security Threat Friday

February 16, 2018

NUTLEY, NJ - The Essex County Sheriff's Office confirmed to TAPinto Nutley that the bomb disposal unit was parked in front of Nutley High School Friday afternoon.

Members of the Essex County Sheriff's Office are working with the Nutley Police Department as the investigation following the Instagram incident continues. The bomb disposal unit conducted a sweep of the school ...

Paterson Firefighter Opens Up About Struggles, Urges Others not to Suffer in Silence

February 8, 2018

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ - Not a week goes by when a tale of heroism and bravery on the part of firefighters is not told. For them, running into a burning building is as natural as running out of one is for the rest of us.

That became apparent again on Monday when members of the Paterson Fire Department responded to a fire at 268 Main Street, which led to the eventual total collapse of ...

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Sun, February 25, 2:00 PM

West Caldwell Public Library, West Caldwell

Concert with Stephen Fuller Quartet

Arts & Entertainment

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Fri, March 16, 7:00 PM

The Grove, Cedar Grove

Susan G. Komen North Jersey

Giving Back Other

Notice of Budget Meeting for Borough of North Caldwell

February 19, 2018

NORTH CALDWELL, NJ — The mayor and council of the Borough of North Caldwell will hold a Budget Meeting and Capital Budget Meeting on Tuesday, March 6, at 6 p.m. for discussion on the 2018 Municipal Budget and 2018 Capital Budget.  

This meeting will be held in the Municipal Building, 141 Gould Avenue in North Caldwell.  Action May Be Taken.

Let the Games Begin

I am truly awed by the Olympics.  Watching these superb young athletes on TV inspires me to renew my membership to the gym and pursue my lifelong dream of taking home the gold.  

 

The problem is that in my deluded head, I can see actually see myself standing atop the podium.  I am wrapped in a puffy designer ski coat with a huge piece of bling slung around my neck ...

In the Driver's Seat

Honey, I am going to take the Roadster out for a quick spin around the sun. I’ll be back in a few million years.

 

That’s nice dear. While you are out, could you pick up a gallon of milk?

 

In what has to be the greatest road trip of all time and space, Elon Musk, the visionary inventor, engineer, and billionaire investor loaded his very own red Tesla ...