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West Essex Graduates 259 at Class of 2018 Commencement Ceremony

June 24, 2018

NORTH CALDWELL, NJ – Hundreds of family members and friends applauded the 259 West Essex Regional High School (WEHS) graduates as they marched into the school’s stadium on Friday night to receive their diplomas. Surrounded by their loved ones, the Class of 2018 graduates celebrated their last night together before moving onto the next phase of their lives.

With skies remaining ...

Spurred by Caldwell Dad, Saint Barnabas Sees Rise in Number of Altruistic Kidney Donors

LIVINGSTON, NJ - The act of donating a kidney is usually one associated with providing life-saving help to someone in need who is a family member or a close friend, but the altruistic actions of Caldwell resident Brian Glennon has launched a new trend in organ donors.

Last October 2017, the 46-year-old father of four donated his kidney to a patient in need at the program at The Renal and ...

Men’s Shul Softball League Unites in Livingston to Support Parkland Community

LIVINGSTON, NJ — The Men’s Shul Softball League, consisting of teams from temples throughout Livingston, West Orange, Short Hills and other neighboring communities in Essex and Morris counties, gathered in Livingston prior to regular play on Sunday morning in support of Make Our Schools Safe, an organization started by the parents of a Marjory Stoneman Douglas (MSD) High School ...

Woman Arrested in Fairfield for Possession of a Loaded Handgun

June 22, 2018

FAIRFIELD, NJ — A 41-year-old woman was recently arrested in the parking lot of the Fairfield Target store for unlawful possession of a handgun, according to the Fairfield Police Department.

Officer Jeffrey Dean was on patrol when he observed two individuals sitting on a bench in front of the Target. According to police, the officer found it suspicious that both individuals were smoking ...

West Caldwell Police and Fire Departments Welcome New Members

WEST CALDWELL, NJ — Surrounded by proud family members, friends and colleagues, the West Caldwell Police Department welcomed newly appointed probationary police officers, Michael John High and Anthony James Berardino, during Tuesday’s township council meeting.

Officer High is a long-time resident of West Caldwell and a 2015 graduate of Ramapo College and the Passaic Police ...

Former Essex Fells Police Chief Honored for Community Service

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Retired Essex Fells Police Chief Vincent Kulik, also a 43-year member of Livingston's volunteer fire department, was among those recognized for their service to the community at the Livingston Area Chamber of Commerce (LACC) 2018 Awards Dinner at the Westminster Hotel.

According to Livingston Fire Chief Chris Mullen, Kulik was nominated for his dedication and ...

West Essex Graduates 259 at Class of 2018 Commencement Ceremony

June 24, 2018

NORTH CALDWELL, NJ – Hundreds of family members and friends applauded the 259 West Essex Regional High School (WEHS) graduates as they marched into the school’s stadium on Friday night to receive their diplomas. Surrounded by their loved ones, the Class of 2018 graduates celebrated their last night together before moving onto the next phase of their lives.

With skies remaining ...

James Caldwell Italian Language Students Win Multi Media Contest

WEST CALDWELL, NJ — James Caldwell High School students Citlalli Guardiola and Dante Zazzera recently won the first prize of $100 for their entry in the Italian Teachers Association of New Jersey’s (ITANJ) Multi Media Contest, focused on this year’s theme of “The Role of Women in Society.”

Winning students were selected for demonstrating superior ...

West Essex Board of Education Recognizes District Retirees

NORTH CALDWELL, NJ — With affection and appreciation, retiring West Essex Regional School District employees were honored and thanked by Superintendent of Schools Barbara Longo, members of the administration and board of education members during the final West Essex Board of Education meeting of the 2017-2018 school year on Monday.

Longo stated that she was truly honored to work ...

Softball: Caldwell Trio Named to All-Conference First Team

June 17, 2018

WEST CALDWELL, NJ - Three players from James Caldwell High School have been named to the Super Essex Conference All-Liberty Division First Team.

Carlie Corrigan, Nicolette Luzzi and Jacy Murphy each were honored as first-teamers. Corrigan was 8-3 as a pitcher, with 68 strikeouts and only 21 walks allowed in 78 innings. She also batted .333 and hit seven doubles.

Luzzi paced the Chiefs in ...

Hatfield-Forest Intersection in Caldwell to Get 4-Way Stop Sign; Parking, Recycling Issues Also Addressed

June 21, 2018

CALDWELL, NJ - Ann Marchioni and members of the Environmental Commission presented Caldwell Mayor Ann Dassing and members of the township council with an update Tuesday night on the effects and dangers that plastic has had upon the environment and the impact on the food chain with a film entitled “A Plastic Notion." 

Marchioni and her membership requested that the ...

Spurred by Caldwell Dad, Saint Barnabas Sees Rise in Number of Altruistic Kidney Donors

June 23, 2018

LIVINGSTON, NJ - The act of donating a kidney is usually one associated with providing life-saving help to someone in need who is a family member or a close friend, but the altruistic actions of Caldwell resident Brian Glennon has launched a new trend in organ donors.

Last October 2017, the 46-year-old father of four donated his kidney to a patient in need at the program at The Renal and ...

Runway of Dreams Founder Inspires Local Young Professionals

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Local young professionals from a range of industries gained insight on how to stay focused on pursuing their dreams through a presentation from Livingston resident Mindy Scheier, founder of Runway of Dreams, at Sobel & Co. LLC’s quarterly Young Professional Women’s Breakfast.

The Livingston-based accounting firm invited Scheier to share her story of ...

Former Essex Fells Police Chief Honored for Community Service

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Retired Essex Fells Police Chief Vincent Kulik, also a 43-year member of Livingston's volunteer fire department, was among those recognized for their service to the community at the Livingston Area Chamber of Commerce (LACC) 2018 Awards Dinner at the Westminster Hotel.

According to Livingston Fire Chief Chris Mullen, Kulik was nominated for his dedication and ...

North Essex Chamber of Commerce Hosts End-of-Year Mixer at Pig & Prince

June 21, 2018

MONTCLAIR, NJ - Members of the North Essex Chamber of Commerce (NECC) gathered at Pig & Prince on Thursday, located in the historic Lackawanna Terminal, for an end-of-the-year gathering.

Founded in 1969 as the West Essex Chapter of Commerce, the networking group became the North Essex Chamber of Commerce in the early part of the 2000s when it added the ...

Runway of Dreams Founder Inspires Local Young Professionals

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Local young professionals from a range of industries gained insight on how to stay focused on pursuing their dreams through a presentation from Livingston resident Mindy Scheier, founder of Runway of Dreams, at Sobel & Co. LLC’s quarterly Young Professional Women’s Breakfast.

The Livingston-based accounting firm invited Scheier to share her story of ...

The Joint Chiropractic: Dedicated to Family Chiropractic and Spine Health

WEST CALDWELL, NJ — The Joint Chiropractic of West Caldwell is dedicated to family chiropractic and spine health. Dr. Steve Morse, DC and Dr. Petrusia Kotlar, DC have helped countless patients not only find relief from lower back aches, sciatica pain and migraines, but also a pathway to wellness with chiropractic’s natural, drug-free approach.

A patient that has seen a ...

Have Your West Essex Senior Ball Photos Featured on TAPinto West Essex

June 15, 2018

NORTH CALDWELL, NJ — West Essex High School (WEHS) parents and students are encouraged to send photos from the upcoming WEHS Senior Ball to be featured on TAPinto West Essex.

WEHS seniors will kick off their final days of high school by attending Friday’s ball, beginning at 7 p.m.

In order to have photos featured in the TAPinto West Essex coverage of this event, please ...

West Caldwell Child Wins Award at Verona Park Fishing Derby

VERONA, NJ — Thomas Simko of West Caldwell caught the first fish in the boys' category during the Essex County Fishing Derby in Essex County Verona Park last week, catching his first fish only five minutes into the contest.

Thomas is pictured above with his award, presented by Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo, Jr. Pictured with Thomas are DiVincenzo, his mother, Sandra, and ...

The New Face of Fun at FunTime Junction in Fairfield

FAIRFIELD, NJ — Scott Lantzman, the new “Face of Fun” at FunTime Junction in Fairfield, is no stranger to youth programming and children’s entertainment. As the entertainment center’s new owner, Lantzman brings more than 20 years of expertise as a camp director to amping up the fun at FunTime Junction.

When Lantzman took over ownership of FunTime Junction in ...

Spurred by Caldwell Dad, Saint Barnabas Sees Rise in Number of Altruistic Kidney Donors

June 23, 2018

LIVINGSTON, NJ - The act of donating a kidney is usually one associated with providing life-saving help to someone in need who is a family member or a close friend, but the altruistic actions of Caldwell resident Brian Glennon has launched a new trend in organ donors.

Last October 2017, the 46-year-old father of four donated his kidney to a patient in need at the program at The Renal and ...

The Joint Chiropractic: Dedicated to Family Chiropractic and Spine Health

WEST CALDWELL, NJ — The Joint Chiropractic of West Caldwell is dedicated to family chiropractic and spine health. Dr. Steve Morse, DC and Dr. Petrusia Kotlar, DC have helped countless patients not only find relief from lower back aches, sciatica pain and migraines, but also a pathway to wellness with chiropractic’s natural, drug-free approach.

A patient that has seen a ...

Brain Health Initiatives Highlighted Through Alzheimer’s Association Grand Opening Events

Alzheimer’s Association Greater New Jersey Chapter Hosts New Office Reception to Mark June’s Brain Health Awareness Month

FLORHAM PARK, NJ — A full day of events promoting brain health awareness culminated in a ceremonial ribbon cutting and grand reopening reception at the new headquarters of the Alzheimer’s Association of Greater New Jersey (AAGNJ) at 23 Vreeland ...

Roseland Celebrates Second Community Fair With Piece of U.S. History

June 10, 2018

ROSELAND, NJ - It was a fun-filled day in Roseland as Mayor John Duthie and the borough council joined the Roseland Recreation Department in hosting the second annual Roseland Community Fair at the Harrison Fairgrounds in Roseland.

According to Duthie, the Community Fair is a great way for residents of all ages to co-mingle and enjoy food and ...

TFG Products Helps Make Local Real Estate Video Production Affordable

June 7, 2018

WEST ORANGE, NJ - Although TFG Products is known primarily for creating videos to market small businesses, the company is also heavily focused on producing videos for real estate agents as well.

Joining forces with Jennifer Szewcyk of Coldwell Banker in Caldwell, TFG Products produced this walk-through video at 16 White Oak Drive in North Caldwell just last ...

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Free Class at CylcleBar Livingston to Support Sustainability

June 22, 2018

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Join us at CycleBar Livingston for Uplift Humanity's first charity event! In addition to getting your sweat on for FREE, you can learn about about how we are using a sustainability-first approach to solve poverty in developing countries around the world. Meet our Board and Founder and get information on volunteer opportunities.

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Deegan Dental Implant Special!

WEST ORANGE, NJ - OUR NEW DENTAL IMPLANT SPECIAL OFFER WILL GIVE YOU REASON TO SMILE!

Deegan Dental is happy to announce our New Dental Implant Special Offer that covers a single Complete Tooth Replacement (including the Implant, Stock Abutment and E-max Crown) for only $2,200 per Implant; a Great Value compared with our usual $4,000 fee!

Dental Implants look and feel like your own ...

Men’s Shul Softball League Unites in Livingston to Support Parkland Community

June 23, 2018

LIVINGSTON, NJ — The Men’s Shul Softball League, consisting of teams from temples throughout Livingston, West Orange, Short Hills and other neighboring communities in Essex and Morris counties, gathered in Livingston prior to regular play on Sunday morning in support of Make Our Schools Safe, an organization started by the parents of a Marjory Stoneman Douglas (MSD) High School ...

Upcoming Events

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MakerFest 2018

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Free Cycling at CycleBar Livingston to Support ...

Giving Back Health & Wellness

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Legends Baseball “School’s Out Baseball Camp”

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Winners of 19th Annual Gaelen Juried Art Show & Sale Announced

June 21, 2018

WHIPPANY, NJ - Winners of the 19th annual Gaelen Juried Art Show & Sale were announced at the Opening Reception on Sunday, June 10.   The show will run through Sunday, July 29 at the Gaelen Gallery West, Aidekman Family Campus, 901 Route 10 East, Whippany.

Awards were presented at the Opening Reception for Best in Show and Best /Honorable Mention in the following categories: ...

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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A Special Thank You For Helping Us Weather The Storm

June 18, 2018

About a month ago, on May 15, 2018, something happened to me and my family that changed our lives. An act of God, apparently a “microburst,” tore through our front yard, and uprooted an approximately 19,000 pound tree. The tree fell into my 8 month old’s bedroom destroying the entire structure of our home.

My husband, with what I call divine intervention, told us to go ...

Sobel & Co. Valuation Practice and EAC Valuations LLC Merge

“We are pleased to announce that EAC Valuations PA has joined the Sobel & Co. Valuation Practice to create Sobel Valuations LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Sobel & Co.,” said Alan Sobel, managing member of the firm.

“From the first time Frank Merenda, president and CEO of EAC Valuations, met with the Sobel & Co. valuation team, we quickly recognized the power of ...

My So-Called Graduation

The last of my children graduated from high school.  

 

My son and daughter threw their caps high into the air and cheered their liberation from one symbolic institution before contemplating their matriculation into other, much larger institutions significantly further away.  

 

Or at least far enough away that they won’t be needing rides home from ...