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Shoplifting at Fairfield Target Turns Into Heroin Arrest

April 26, 2017

LIVINGSTON, NJ — After being taken into custody by an asset protection officer at the Target located on Route 46 for shoplifting approximately $150 worth of baby formula, Anthony Bellina, 31, of Lake Hopatcong was also arrested for possession of heroin by the Fairfield Police Department.

Fairfield officers responded to the Target on April 18 about the shoplifting incident while it ...

West Essex Regional Field Hockey Team and Board of Education Members Honored

NORTH CALDWELL, NJ — The West Essex High School field hockey team, which defeated Eastern, the top-ranked team in the state, to win the Tournament of Champions this season, was honored by the West Essex Regional Board of Education on Monday.

In introducing the commendation, Superintendent of Schools Barbara Longo noted that the team this year had a record of 24-1 and outscored its ...

West Essex Board of Education Approves Budget with 2.51-Percent Tax Increase

NORTH CALDWELL, NJ — A 2017-18 school budget amounting to $39,968,069 with a local tax levy of $37,350,460 was unanimously approved on Monday by the West Essex Regional Board of Education.

The budget includes a $228,094 adjustment to the base budget for enrollment and an allowable adjustment of $70,000 to the base budget that will be used for classroom renovations in the middle ...

Shoplifting at Fairfield Target Turns Into Heroin Arrest

April 26, 2017

LIVINGSTON, NJ — After being taken into custody by an asset protection officer at the Target located on Route 46 for shoplifting approximately $150 worth of baby formula, Anthony Bellina, 31, of Lake Hopatcong was also arrested for possession of heroin by the Fairfield Police Department.

Fairfield officers responded to the Target on April 18 about the shoplifting incident while it ...

Three New Officers Sworn In to Fairfield Police Department

FAIRFIELD, NJ — Fairfield Township Mayor James Gasparini swore in three new police officers at the mayor and council meeting on Monday, including Brian Geisler, Christopher Yoo and Louis Bisciotti.

Fairfield Chief of Police Anthony Manna introduced the three officers, stating that the officers underwent an “extensive process” in order to be hired to the Fairfield Police ...

Motor Vehicle Stop in Fairfield Leads to Heroin Arrests

FAIRFIELD, NJ — Two Pennsylvania men were arrested in Fairfield on April 13 for possession of heroin and possession of heroin with intent to distribute after police conducted a traffic stop for a Jeep with an unclear rear license plate.

According to police, Officers Jeffrey Dean and Steven D’Argenio stopped the 2000 Jeep at approximately 2:27 p.m. on Route 80 West. Michael Toth, ...

West Essex Regional Field Hockey Team and Board of Education Members Honored

April 26, 2017

NORTH CALDWELL, NJ — The West Essex High School field hockey team, which defeated Eastern, the top-ranked team in the state, to win the Tournament of Champions this season, was honored by the West Essex Regional Board of Education on Monday.

In introducing the commendation, Superintendent of Schools Barbara Longo noted that the team this year had a record of 24-1 and outscored its ...

West Essex Board of Education Approves Budget with 2.51-Percent Tax Increase

NORTH CALDWELL, NJ — A 2017-18 school budget amounting to $39,968,069 with a local tax levy of $37,350,460 was unanimously approved on Monday by the West Essex Regional Board of Education.

The budget includes a $228,094 adjustment to the base budget for enrollment and an allowable adjustment of $70,000 to the base budget that will be used for classroom renovations in the middle ...

Caldwell-West Caldwell Schools to be Closed May 30

WEST CALDWELL, NJ — All Caldwell-West Caldwell Schools will be closed on Tuesday, May 30, 2017.

"If two or fewer emergency closing days are used by April 11, then there will be no school on Tuesday, May 30" the 2016-17 school calendar reads. “Since we have used only two of our four emergency days, schools will be closed on May 30.”

West Essex Regional Field Hockey Team and Board of Education Members Honored

April 26, 2017

NORTH CALDWELL, NJ — The West Essex High School field hockey team, which defeated Eastern, the top-ranked team in the state, to win the Tournament of Champions this season, was honored by the West Essex Regional Board of Education on Monday.

In introducing the commendation, Superintendent of Schools Barbara Longo noted that the team this year had a record of 24-1 and outscored its ...

Girls Lacrosse: West Essex Edges Montclair-Kimberley, 9-8

NORTH CALDWELL, NJ - The West Essex girls lacrosse team advanced to the Essex County Tournament semifinals with a 9-8 victory over Montclair-Kimberley Academy in the quarterfinal round on Tuesday.

Jordyn Thies scored four goals for the Lady Knights, who led, 6-4, at halftime. Sarah Iannuzzi and Ellie Decker each netted two goals for West Essex. Allie Weinstein scored one goal and Julia Russo ...

Softball: West Essex Defeats Newark Academy, 7-3

NORTH CALDWELL, NJ - West Essex built a 6-1 lead after three innings and went on to a 7-3 softball victory over Newark Academy on Monday.

Alexa Vardiman went 2-for-3 with a double, three RBI and a run scored, and winning pitcher Bridget Betley knocked in two runs with two doubles for the Lady Knights (12-3).

Betley struck out eight batters in seven innings against Newark Academy, which got ...

Retired James Caldwell Football Coach Honored by Essex County Freeholders

April 13, 2017

NEWARK, NJ – After 53 years of dedicated service as head football coach at James Caldwell High School, Kenneth Trimmer was honored by Freeholder At-Large Patricia Sebold during a special presentation held at the Hall of Records in Newark in honor of his retirement.

Sebold thanked Trimmer for his unwavering service to students. As a retired educator with nearly 30 years of teaching ...

TAPinto West Essex to Host Networking Event Sponsored by Andy Weinstein, Attorney at Law

April 17, 2017

FAIRFIELD, NJ – TAPinto West Essex is hosting an after work networking event Wednesday evening for all local business professionals from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Thatcher McGhee’s Irish Pub & Eatery in Fairfield.

“Whether you own a business, work for a local business, are looking to hire or are looking for a new job, we hope that you will stop by and hang out with ...

Local Youth to Perform "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat" in Caldwell

April 24, 2017

CALDWELL, NJ — Area residents are invited to travel back to the early days of the Bible this weekend when the Westminster and Pilgrim Choirs at First Presbyterian Church in Caldwell present “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 29 and at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. on Sunday, April 30.

The groups described the show as a musical experience ...

West Essex Board of Education Approves Budget with 2.51-Percent Tax Increase

April 26, 2017

NORTH CALDWELL, NJ — A 2017-18 school budget amounting to $39,968,069 with a local tax levy of $37,350,460 was unanimously approved on Monday by the West Essex Regional Board of Education.

The budget includes a $228,094 adjustment to the base budget for enrollment and an allowable adjustment of $70,000 to the base budget that will be used for classroom renovations in the middle ...

Three New Officers Sworn In to Fairfield Police Department

FAIRFIELD, NJ — Fairfield Township Mayor James Gasparini swore in three new police officers at the mayor and council meeting on Monday, including Brian Geisler, Christopher Yoo and Louis Bisciotti.

Fairfield Chief of Police Anthony Manna introduced the three officers, stating that the officers underwent an “extensive process” in order to be hired to the Fairfield Police ...

West Caldwell Council Discusses Full-Day Kindergarten in Caldwell-West Caldwell District

WEST CALDWELL, NJ — West Caldwell Mayor Joseph Tempesta addressed a current situation regarding full-day kindergarten during the council meeting on Tuesday.

Tempesta and members of the council members attended the regular Caldwell-West Caldwell Board of Education meeting on Monday to learn more about the district’s plans.

According to Tempesta, he and other council members ...

Borough of Caldwell Receives Fine from Essex County Health Department

April 18, 2017

CALDWELL, NJ – The Borough of Caldwell was recently fined $1,000 and $2,000 by the Essex County Health Department for having a strong odor from its treatment sewer plant, according to Borough Administrator Paul Carelli.

Carelli addressed this issue with the mayor and council at the borough council meeting on Tuesday.

“I have asked the health official to come in front of the ...

James Caldwell High School to Host Program on Effects of Drug Addiction

WEST CALDWELL, NJ — After nearly eight years of drug addiction and gang involvement, Michael DeLeon spent 12 years in state prison and half-way houses for a gang-related homicide. He now makes presentations across the United States to educate students and parents about alcohol, tobacco, marijuana and other drugs.

James Caldwell High School (JCHS) will ...

April Declared Autism Awareness Month in Township of Fairfield

FAIRFIELD, NJ — The Fairfield Township mayor and council declared April 2017 as National Autism Awareness Month at the council meeting on Monday, where Council President Michael McGlynn noted some of the reasons to do so.

McGlynn stated that autism is a pervasive developmental disorder that affects social, communication and behavioral skills.

Because health professionals have ...

North Essex Chamber Reports Record Ticket Sales for 2017 Taste of Essex

April 6, 2017

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Ticket sales for the annual North Essex Chamber of Commerce (NECC) Taste of Essex, which was held on Monday at The Manor in West Orange, increased by about 60 percent since 2016, according to board member Mike Daniels.

The 2017 Taste of Essex invited dozens of local restaurants and other food and drink purveyors to share their finest cuisine for all to try with a ...

North Caldwell Ranked No. 22 on 2017 "Best Places to Live" in New Jersey List

April 18, 2017

NORTH CALDWELL, NJ— National rankings firm Niche revealed its 2017 list of “Best Places to Live,” and it ranks North Caldwell No. 22 in the State of New Jersey.

Niche also ranked North Caldwell No. 18 in New Jersey on its “Best Suburbs” list and No. 11 in the state on its “Best Places to Raise a Family” list.

In addition to the borough’s ...

Week in Review: West Essex, James Caldwell Sports & More

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

Girls Lacrosse: Caldwell Falls Short Against Undefeated Verona 13-11

Baseball: Caldwell Holds Off West Essex for 9-8 Win

Fairfield Police Department $5000 Grant for Highway Traffic Safety

Hundreds Attend Fairfield Volunteer Fire Department Pancake Breakfast

West ...

March in Review: Caldwell Man Arrested for Murder, West Caldwell Named Best Essex County Town for Families & More

WEST ESSEX AREA, NJ — As March comes to a close, TAPinto West Essex takes a look at the Top 10 local stories of the month, based on pageviews. Click on the headlines to refresh:

1. Caldwell man Arrested for February Murder

2. 66-year-old Doctor Struck and Killed in Essex Fells

(See also: Obituary: Dr. Jan Huston Pryor)

3. West Caldwell Ranked No. 4 on “New ...

Local Youth to Perform "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat" in Caldwell

April 24, 2017

CALDWELL, NJ — Area residents are invited to travel back to the early days of the Bible this weekend when the Westminster and Pilgrim Choirs at First Presbyterian Church in Caldwell present “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 29 and at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. on Sunday, April 30.

The groups described the show as a musical experience ...

Everyone Needs a Coney Island Day Trip

April 17, 2017

Coney Island is one of those rare places that unites history with modernity, as well as quiet, residential life with the craziness of an amusement park overlooking a beach. Because of the contrasts, the area is as loved by tourists and New Yorkers alike. Whether you are coming alone, with friends, a date, or with family, there is something for everyone throughout Coney Island..

Luna ...

New Jersey Weekend Events April 14-16

TAPinto Travels Locale - Sunny skies and spring weather has finally arrived in New Jersey. With the forecast finally showing mild temperatures, everyone is eager to bring their family to one of the many fantastic events happening this weekend throughout the state. The following are a few highlights you won’t want to miss.

Black River and Western Railroad’s Easter Bunny ...

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Montclair-Kimberley Academy Track Coach Dies While Coaching

April 19, 2017

VERONA, NJ - Tom Fleming, varsity track coach and teacher at Montclair-Kimberley Academy, died suddenly on Wednesday night. 

Eyewitnesses have reported that 65-year-old Fleming died during a meet at the track in Verona.  Many people whose lives have been touched by Fleming have expressed their disbelief and condolences.  

In 1973 and 1975, Fleming won the New York City ...

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Wed, April 26, 6:30 PM

West Caldwell Public Library, West Caldwell

"Keep This Toss That"

Arts & Entertainment Home & Garden

Thu, April 27, 11:00 AM

Verona Park Boathouse, Verona

Walk With A Leader - Dr. Davis - Healthy Living

Health & Wellness

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Tue, May 2, 8:30 AM

Park Avenue Club, Florham Park

5th Annual Small Business Week Celebration - ...

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Good Egg Hunting

Here lies Dad In The Box.  He was a good egg.

 

I probably should have greater aspirations in life, but I suppose there are far worse ways to be remembered.   

 

Being a good egg an old fashioned, aw-shucks kind of way of saying someone is a kind-hearted person.  Maybe even honorable or generous.  At the very least, still within a likeable sell-by ...