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Two Caldwell Girls Soccer Players Named to 2018 SEC All-Liberty Division Team

December 9, 2018

NORTH CALDWELL, NJ - The James Caldwell girls soccer team was honored with two selections to the first team of the 2018 Super Essex Conference's All-Liberty Division team.

Angie Nicol and Emily Blankenship of Caldwell both were named to the first team by the conference's coaches. Nicol, a freshman forward, finished with nine goals and three assists for the Lady Chiefs in 2018.

Ice Hockey: West Essex Ties Millburn, 3-3

WEST ORANGE, NJ - The West Essex ice hockey team skated to a 3-3 tie against Millburn on Saturday at Codey Arena.

The Knights (1-1-2) trailed, 2-0, after one period. Alex Laglia provided two assists as they rallied back in the final two periods.

Connor Hapward scored a goal and had an assist, and Dominic Sedicino and Jack Santoro each scored a goal for West Essex, which got 27 saves from ...

Saint Barnabas Named Among 2018 "Most Wired" Hospitals

Most Wired Hospitals Use Technology for a Better Patient Experience

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Saint Barnabas Medical Center (SBMC) in Livingston was one of eight RWJBarnabas Health facilities named to the “2018 Most Wired Hospitals” list.

The annual Healthcare’s Most Wired survey, overseen by the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME), is now in ...

Marijuana Shipment to Fairfield Storage Unit Results in Arrest

December 2, 2018

FAIRFIELD, NJ — A 30-year-old Clifton man was arrested in Fairfield on Thursday for second-degree possession of more than five pounds of marijuana, possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, conspiracy and possession of drug paraphernalia.

At approximately 1:15 p.m., management of Extra Space storage, a self-storage facility located on Route 46 West, contacted the Fairfield ...

Young Entrepreneurs to Present at Roseland's "Kids Today, Entrepreneurs Tomorrow" Holiday Bazaar

November 28, 2018

ROSELAND, NJ — Young entrepreneurs from Roseland will be selling their products on Saturday at the first “Kids Today, Entrepreneurs Tomorrow” holiday shopping bazaar, organized by Roseland resident Margaret Wohltmann after her 8-year-old twins, Joseph and Samantha, recently showed interest in “opening their own business.”

Wohltmann, a business teacher at ...

CCM to Host Hour of Code Event: Don’t Just Use Technology, Create It

RANDOLPH, NJ – Regardless of what field an individual is in or plans to pursue, County College of Morris (CCM) says knowing how to code can provide a distinct advantage.

To help people get started, the CCM Department of Information Technologies and Computer Science Club is hosting an Hour of Code event on Dec. 4, 6 and 8 as part of an annual global movement to expose people to ...

Two Caldwell Girls Soccer Players Named to 2018 SEC All-Liberty Division Team

December 9, 2018

NORTH CALDWELL, NJ - The James Caldwell girls soccer team was honored with two selections to the first team of the 2018 Super Essex Conference's All-Liberty Division team.

Angie Nicol and Emily Blankenship of Caldwell both were named to the first team by the conference's coaches. Nicol, a freshman forward, finished with nine goals and three assists for the Lady Chiefs in 2018.

Ice Hockey: West Essex Ties Millburn, 3-3

WEST ORANGE, NJ - The West Essex ice hockey team skated to a 3-3 tie against Millburn on Saturday at Codey Arena.

The Knights (1-1-2) trailed, 2-0, after one period. Alex Laglia provided two assists as they rallied back in the final two periods.

Connor Hapward scored a goal and had an assist, and Dominic Sedicino and Jack Santoro each scored a goal for West Essex, which got 27 saves from ...

Ice Hockey: West Essex Ties Verona-Glen Ridge, 1-1

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Despite a strong showing on Wednesday, the West Essex Knights ice hockey team didn’t get the results they wanted, as the group finished with a 1-1 tie against Verona-Glen Ridge (VGR).

“To end up with a tie is certainly not the way it should be,” said West Essex head coach Marc Gregory. “It was a lopsided game and I assumed we had the better ...

Caldwell Receives Update on Sewer Utility System Maintenance and Repairs

December 7, 2018

CALDWELL, NJ — Representing the Caldwell Sewer Utility, Greg Seaman presented an update on the system’s maintenance and repairs that are required to comply with the New Jersey Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) notification to address deficiencies in the system during Tuesday’s borough council meeting.

According to Seaman, the EPA has informed the borough that the ...

Fairfield to Begin Revaluation Process; Discusses Fair Share Housing Settlement

FAIRFIELD, NJ — An ordinance authorizing a special emergency appropriation of $225,000 for the preparation and execution of a complete program of revaluation of real property for the use of the Fairfield Township tax assessor was approved during the Fairfield Township Council’s recent meeting.

As previously reported, the Essex County Tax Board has filed a court order for the ...

Fairfield Council Addresses New Police Headquarters & Holiday Festivities

FAIRFIELD, NJ — At the November Fairfield Township Council meeting, Mayor James Gasparini informed the public that the Fairfield Police Department building was officially closed to the public on Monday, Nov. 26. The council also encouraged residents to attend Sunday’s Winter Wonderland Extravaganza at 4 p.m. (more details below).

According to Gasparini, Fairfield police operations ...

Controversial Montclair Ice Cream Shop with 'Sexualized' Logo Shuts Its Doors

December 7, 2018

MONTCLAIR, NJ - After nearly a year in business, the embattled Dairy Air ice cream company has permanently closed its doors.

Located at 521 Bloomfield Ave., Dairy Air came under fire for having what residents called a "sexualized" logo. 

Shortly after opening in 2017, the ice cream shop encountered problems with many Montclair residents who took to social media, ...

North Essex Chamber to Host Women-to-Women Networking Breakfast at Thatcher McGhee's Fairfield

FAIRFIELD, NJ - The public is invited to attend the North Essex Chamber of Commerce's (NECC) Women-to-Women Networking Breakfast and Presentation on Friday, Dec. 7 from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. at Thatcher McGhee's Fairfield, located at 31 Passaic Avenue. 

This event is free to members or $10 for non-members $10. Both men and women are invited, and ...

Young Entrepreneurs to Present at Roseland's "Kids Today, Entrepreneurs Tomorrow" Holiday Bazaar

ROSELAND, NJ — Young entrepreneurs from Roseland will be selling their products on Saturday at the first “Kids Today, Entrepreneurs Tomorrow” holiday shopping bazaar, organized by Roseland resident Margaret Wohltmann after her 8-year-old twins, Joseph and Samantha, recently showed interest in “opening their own business.”

Wohltmann, a business teacher at ...

Fairfield Shelter and Caldwell Food Pantry Team Up for Holiday Drive

December 7, 2018

FAIRFIELD, NJ ­— The Caldwell and Fairfield communities are hoping to help their neighbors and “furry companions” during the holidays by hosting a food drive at the All Creatures Great and Small animal hospital in Fairfield.

In partnership with the Caldwell Food Pantry, the animal hospital is currently accepting donations of canned goods and non-perishable food items, dog ...

Caldwell Environmental Commission Presents Sustainability Awards

CALDWELL, NJ - Ann Marchioni, chair of the Caldwell Environmental Commission (CEC), presented Sustainable Awards several groups and individuals during Tuesday’s borough council meeting.

The CEC recently became the recipient of the coveted Blue Ribbon Award, presented by the Pennsylvania Horticulture Society in recognition of community efforts for the “Plight of the ...

Give Back to the Alzheimer's Association During #GivingTuesday

FLORHAM PARK, NJ — Proving that the holiday season can be both about giving and giving back, the global #GivingTuesday initiative provides a day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration. In recognition of #GivingTuesday, the Alzheimer’s Association Greater New Jersey chapter is encouraging the community to support the organization’s mission of ...

Caldwell-West Caldwell Lighting Ceremonies Kick Off Holiday Season

December 5, 2018

CALDWELL-WEST CALDWELL AREA, NJ — The holiday season kicked off this week in the Caldwell-West Caldwell area with Christmas tree and Menorah lighting ceremonies in each of the respective towns

Festivities began in West Caldwell on Friday with a tree lighting ceremony hosted by the West Caldwell-Caldwell Recreation Department and the West Caldwell Volunteer Fire Department at the ...

Hundreds Brave Rain to Attend Fairfield's Winter Wonderland Event

FAIRFIELD, NJ — Despite the inclement weather, hundreds of families attended Fairfield’s third annual Winter Wonderland extravaganza on Sunday night.

“Even though it is raining, Santa is coming,” said Anthony Pompei, director of Fairfield’s recreation program.

Among those who enjoyed Fairfield’s festivities were youngsters Brielle Przybylinski and ...

Inaugural Reenactment Highlights Significance of Grover Cleveland Historical Birthplace

MONTCLAIR, NJ - The Grover Cleveland Birthplace Memorial Association and the Montclair Orchestra recently celebrated presidential history at a music-filled gala during the reenactment of President Grover Cleveland’s 1893 inauguration.

The event, which benefited both organizations, included a recreation of the night Cleveland took office as the only president to serve a ...

Saint Barnabas Named Among 2018 "Most Wired" Hospitals

December 8, 2018

Most Wired Hospitals Use Technology for a Better Patient Experience

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Saint Barnabas Medical Center (SBMC) in Livingston was one of eight RWJBarnabas Health facilities named to the “2018 Most Wired Hospitals” list.

The annual Healthcare’s Most Wired survey, overseen by the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME), is now in ...

November in Review: Election Results, Council Coverage & More Among Top 10 West Essex Stories

December 2, 2018

WEST ESSEX AREA, NJ — In case you missed it, check out TAPinto West Essex's top 10 stories from November, based on pageviews:

1. James Spango, Eileen Fishman and Roger Freda Win Roseland Election

2. Car Collides with West Caldwell Home, Causes Fire

3. Essex County Orders Revaluation for Fairfield in December

4. Democrats Kelley-Rodgers-Schmidt Win Caldwell ...

Caldwell Environmental Commission Presents Sustainability Awards

December 6, 2018

CALDWELL, NJ - Ann Marchioni, chair of the Caldwell Environmental Commission (CEC), presented Sustainable Awards several groups and individuals during Tuesday’s borough council meeting.

The CEC recently became the recipient of the coveted Blue Ribbon Award, presented by the Pennsylvania Horticulture Society in recognition of community efforts for the “Plight of the ...

Essex County to Host Annual Sustainable Homes and Habitats Gingerbread Contest

ROSELAND, NJ – The public is invited to participate in Essex County’s annual 2018 Sustainable Homes and Habitats Gingerbread Contest at the Essex County Environmental Center by entering their best gingerbread houses in a variety of categories.

The free competition encourages have fun over the holiday season while also helping the county raise awareness about ...

Roseland Council Members Split on Rent-Stabilization Vote

November 18, 2018

ROSELAND, NJ — After months of discussion over a proposed ordinance stabilizing rent for senior citizens in Roseland, the borough council voted 3-1 in favor of the ordinance with two abstentions despite the council’s intention to revisit the ordinance at a later date.

The adopted rent-stabilization clause is an amendment to the borough’s “building and ...

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FunTime Junction Chanukah Weekend Special: Latkes, 8 for $8

December 5, 2018

FAIRFIELD, NJ - FunTime Junction is celebrating Chanukah with eight Latkes for only $8!

Prices are valid this weekend only, Dec. 8 and 9.

FunTime Junction is located at 400 Fairfield Road, Fairfield.

About FunTime Junction

Awarded the 2017 Best Children’s Party Place by Suburban Essex Magazine and winner of the 2017 Mommy Poppins Bestie Award, FunTime Junction has proven to ...

Black Friday Deals at FunTime Junction

FAIRFIELD, NJ - Enjoy these Black Friday Deals from Funtime Junction! Friday, November 23: Enjoy $5 Unlimited Admission All Day! Plus, more great savings! 

Funtime Junction is located at 400 Fairfield Road, Fairfield, NJ 07004.

About Funtime Junction

Awarded the 2017 Best Children’s Party Place by Suburban Essex Magazine and winner of the 2017 Mommy Poppins Bestie ...

Controversial Montclair Ice Cream Shop with "Sexualized" Logo Permanently Closes

December 7, 2018

MONTCLAIR, NJ - After nearly a year in business, the embattled Dairy Air ice cream company, has permanently closed its doors.

Located at 521 Bloomfield Ave, Dairy Air came under fire for having, what residents called, a "sexualized" logo. 

Shortly after opening in 2017, the ice cream shop encountered problems with many Montclair residents who called its ...

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Essex County Turtle Back Zoo to Hold Docent Training Class

December 3, 2018

Essex County Turtle Back Zoo is recruiting volunteers for the 2019 Docent Class. Docents are volunteer educators who give educational talks, act as tour guides, and are stationed throughout the Zoo to provide information to visitors about the Zoo and its animal collection. This is a highly selective volunteer position and training is required.

“Our Docents help every visitor have an ...

Obituaries

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Obituary - Donald J. Cooney, March 23, 1932 to June 2, 2018 Donald J. Cooney, 86, of North ...
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NJ Center for Non-Profits Set to Host "Raising the Voices of Our Community" Conference

December 4, 2018

SOMERSET, NJ – Over the past few years, non-profit organizations have used “creative and unique” campaigns to bring local and national attention to their cause. 

The ALS Foundation took the country and world by storm during the summer of 2014 with the Ice Bucket Challenge; Susan G. Komen has spread the word about breast cancer by painting towns pink; the Pancreatic ...