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West Caldwell Resident Sworn In as Bloomfield Fire Chief

July 15, 2018

WEST CALDWELL, NJ – Louis Venezia, a resident of West Caldwell since 2011, was sworn in as Bloomfield’s Fire Chief earlier this week, filling a vacancy left when Chief Joseph McCarthy retired earlier this year.

Venezia has been with the department for 19 years, the last five of which he served as its deputy fire chief. Filling that role now is Robert Barra, a Fairfield resident who ...

Roseland Adopts New Phone System to Cover Municipality

ROSELAND, NJ — The Borough of Roseland is in the process of purchasing a $65,227 telephone system through Johnston Communications Voice & Data to replace an outdated system that is currently on its last leg, the borough council stated on Tuesday after hearing a presentation from Johnston Communications and its partners at Crosstar Network.

Cpt. John Matheis, Office of Emergency ...

Newark Lures Amazon With $1 Billion Payroll Tax Incentive

NEWARK, NJ - Amazon will get a payroll tax break at a cost of $1 billion to the city should the company open its second headquarters in Newark, according to one of two ordinances approved by the Newark City Council council to sweeten the deal for the corporate giant and stand out among other locations vying for Amazon’s so-called HQ2.

“The City Council has brought Newark a ...

West Caldwell Resident Sworn In as Bloomfield Fire Chief

July 15, 2018

WEST CALDWELL, NJ – Louis Venezia, a resident of West Caldwell since 2011, was sworn in as Bloomfield’s Fire Chief earlier this week, filling a vacancy left when Chief Joseph McCarthy retired earlier this year.

Venezia has been with the department for 19 years, the last five of which he served as its deputy fire chief. Filling that role now is Robert Barra, a Fairfield resident who ...

Fairfield Police Investigate Driveway Assault on Horseneck Road

FAIRFIELD, NJ -  Fairfield police are investigating a reported attack on a woman in the driveway of her Horseneck Road home Thursday evening.

According to police, at approximately 9:51 p.m. the Fairfield Police received a 911 call regarding an unknown suspect who assaulted the homeowner while she was exiting her vehicle in the driveway.  Police report, "The victim screamed for ...

West Essex Area Police Assist in Stolen Vehicle Pursuit

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Officers from the West Caldwell, Roseland and Livingston police departments were among the area law enforcement involved in a motor vehicle pursuit of two stolen cars early Sunday morning.

West Caldwell observed two stolen BMWs on Westfield Avenue, police said. As West Caldwell officers approached, both vehicles took off toward ...

Oak Knoll School Graduates Five Essex Fells Students

July 8, 2018

SUMMIT, NJ — Five young women from Essex Fells were among the students who graduated at Oak Knoll School of the Holy Child’s 90th commencement ceremony in Summit.

The 63 graduates kept with school tradition and donned white gowns and gloves, and carried pink roses.

The Essex Fells graduates included Grace Carnevale, Lindsay Criqui, Co-Salutatorian Elizabeth Denehy, ...

West Essex Track and Field Program Honored for Four Years of Success

July 7, 2018

ROSELAND, NJ – The West Essex High School (WEHS) track and field program was recently honored for its past four years of success during a special presentation sponsored by the Essex County Board of Chosen Freeholders at Roseland Town Hall.

District 4 Freeholder Leonard Luciano and Freeholder President At-Large Brendan Gill sponsored the commendation honoring the boys and girls teams for ...

Roseland Adopts New Phone System to Cover Municipality

July 14, 2018

ROSELAND, NJ — The Borough of Roseland is in the process of purchasing a $65,227 telephone system through Johnston Communications Voice & Data to replace an outdated system that is currently on its last leg, the borough council stated on Tuesday after hearing a presentation from Johnston Communications and its partners at Crosstar Network.

Cpt. John Matheis, Office of Emergency ...

West Caldwell Council Addresses Senior Citizen Programs

WEST CALDWELL, NJ - West Caldwell Mayor Joseph Tempesta and members of the council discussed the need to gradually expand the supports and programming for senior citizens residing in the community at Tuesday night's township council meeting.

Councilman Michael Crudele spoke of the desire for more seniors to take advantage of the busing offered to the township’s seniors, as data ...

Roseland Amends Solicitation Ordinance to Avoid Conflict

ROSELAND, NJ — After voicing their many concerns regarding a resolution to approve a settlement agreement with a company that is threatening to sue the Borough of Roseland if it does not make certain changes to its solicitation restrictions, the members of the Roseland Borough Council unanimously adopted the resolution on Tuesday in order to avoid a lawsuit.

The current solicitation ...

Local Walk Hero Raises Awareness at First National MG Walk in New Jersey

July 9, 2018

BLOOMFIELD, NJ - Rain didn't stop the first ever national Myastenia Gravis (MG) Walk in New Jersey at Brookdale Park last month.

MG is a rare autoimmune neuromuscular disorder that causes severe muscle weakness and can impact a person's ability to see, smile, walk, talk and breathe. In MG, the body's immune system attacks the connection between the nerves ...

Make Your Own Sundae: Roseland Celebrates National Ice Cream Month

ROSELAND, NJ – In celebration of National Ice Cream Month in July, as designated by former president Ronald Reagan in 1984, the GFWC-Roseland Junior Woman’s Club is sponsoring a “Make Your Own Ice Cream Sundae” event at the Roseland Firs Aid Squad building on July 25 from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

A donation of $2 per person will benefit “CASA-Court Appointed Special ...

Women's Club of Caldwell Celebrates 110th Anniversary

CALDWELL, NJ — The Women’s Club of Caldwell (WCC), originally established in 1902 as the Caldwell Borough Improvement Association and changed to WCC in 1921, recently celebrated its 110th anniversary as a member of the New Jersey State Federation of Women’s Clubs (NJSFWC) of the General Federation of Women’s Clubs ...

West Caldwell Artist to be Featured in Upcoming Fine Art Exhibit

July 11, 2018

MORRISTOWN, NJ — An upcoming fine art exhibit presented by the Northern New Jersey art group Partners in Paint (PiP) will include the work of West Caldwell resident Marilyn Rose, an award-winning artist whose piece entitled “At The Station” is pictured above.

The exhibit, located at the Art Upstairs Gallery of the MAYO Performing Arts Center in Morristown, will ...

West Caldwell, Essex Fells Residents Selected for Prestigious Musical Theater Conservatory

MILLBURN, NJ — Alex Vacchiano of West Caldwell and Emma Saccone of Essex Fells were recently selected by Mark Hoebee, Paper Mill Playhouse producing artistic director and recipient of the 2016 Tony Award for Regional Theatre, to participate in the Paper Mill’s prestigious Summer Musical Theatre Conservatory for 2018.

This honor puts the two young women in the same ...

Area Residents Brave the Heat for Fairfield Fireworks Display

FAIRFIELD, NJ — Despite the heat wave that hit northern New Jersey, the Fairfield Independence Day celebration in the new recreation parking lot on Monday was humming with activity once the sun set.

Anthony Pompei, recreation director, began the event by thanking the mayor and council, the police department and all those who helped to organize and work the celebration. Fairfield ...

Make Your Own Sundae: Roseland Celebrates National Ice Cream Month

July 9, 2018

ROSELAND, NJ – In celebration of National Ice Cream Month in July, as designated by former president Ronald Reagan in 1984, the GFWC-Roseland Junior Woman’s Club is sponsoring a “Make Your Own Ice Cream Sundae” event at the Roseland Firs Aid Squad building on July 25 from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

A donation of $2 per person will benefit “CASA-Court Appointed Special ...

Axe Throwing Hits Fairfield: Stumpy's Hatchet House

FAIRFIELD, NJ — Throwing hatchets for fun is officially an activity that Fairfield-area residents can enjoy at Stumpy’s Hatchet House, a new franchise business that opened in June for players 21 years and older. 

Participants can throw hatchets at a bullseye while listening to music, watching the many large screen TVs with access to all the sports ...

Dog Days of Summer Are Here: North Caldwell Dog Park is Open

July 2, 2018

NORTH CALDWELL, NJ - Community members and their four-legged friends came out to celebrate the official opening of the new Off-Leash Dog Park in the Essex County Hilltop Reservation in North Caldwell on Friday with a celebratory ribbon cutting. 

Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo, Jr. was joined by North Caldwell Mayor Joseph Alessi and members of council, ...

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$100 OFF per Week for Summer Camp Now!

July 12, 2018

Guerrero Marital Arts is now offering an 8-week summer camp for summer 2018!

Pick which weeks you want!

Camp Weeks are:

July 16, July 23, July 30, August 6, August 13, August 20, August 27

Includes the following:

Fitness
Fun (through Sports, Play and Games)
Field Trips (may cost extra)
Life Lessons
Reading Time
Martial Arts
A great place to ...

Bucco Couture Summer Sale on All Custom Suits, Shirts and Casual Wear

NUTLEY, NJ — Save while looking sharp! 20% off all summer wear an extra 10% savings for Military, Veterans and all first responders at Bucco Couture, 187 Franklin Avenue in Nutley, with the launch of some new products such as our tracksuit line, crushed cotton drawstring pants and jeans. 

We also carry Bugatchi and Rober Graham casual wear as well as stretch high V-neck ...

Newark Lures Amazon With $1 Billion Payroll Tax Incentive

July 14, 2018

NEWARK, NJ - Amazon will get a payroll tax break at a cost of $1 billion to the city should the company open its second headquarters in Newark, according to one of two ordinances approved by the Newark City Council council to sweeten the deal for the corporate giant and stand out among other locations vying for Amazon’s so-called HQ2.

“The City Council has brought Newark a ...

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National Pet Fire Safety Day

July 15, 2018

To celebrate National Pet Fire Safety Day, BIC, the leading manufacturer of lighters has partnered with Dr. Robert Cole, Ph.D, president of Fireproof Children and one of the nation's leading experts in fire safety education to bring you tips on how you and your family can keep your pets safe in the event of a fire. 

Never leave pets alone around an open flame

Ensure loose ...

Obituaries

Mar 23, 1932 - Jun 2, 2018
Obituary - Donald J. Cooney, March 23, 1932 to June 2, 2018 Donald J. Cooney, 86, of North ...
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Education: A Bedrock of Democracy, Civic Engagement and Economic Prosperity

July 5, 2018

More than 240 years ago, our nation’s founders envisioned a country where individuals could forge their own destinies and not be constrained by the circumstances of birth. The essential concept was that people could govern themselves and participate in democracy, or what Benjamin Franklin and others called “a great experiment.” The vision was bold and has flourished as the ...

Extra Time

It was close to 70 minutes into the match and I had to go to the bathroom.  Badly.

As fans watching the World Cup know too well, bathroom breaks are a serious dilemma, especially for those who don’t have a TV in the loo.  This biological necessity is exasperated by beer, which during World Cup matches also fuels a strong propensity to throw chairs and instigate riots.