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Start Strong Assessments to be Conducted in Caldwell-West Caldwell Schools For Next Five Weeks

September 17, 2021

WEST CALDWELL, NJ — In order to get a baseline as to where students in the Caldwell-West Caldwell School District are academically as the new school year begins, the Start Strong Assessments will be administered through Oct. 22.  

Board of Education Vice-President Julianne Grosso confirmed at Monday night's board meeting that principals will share building-based testing ...

West Essex Regional District’s Students Return to Pre-COVID-19 Schedule

NORTH CALDWELL, NJ - West Essex Regional District Superintendent of Schools Damion Macioci said at Monday’s Board of Education meeting that, for the first time since March 2020, the entire student body is on campus at the same time returning to a regular schedule of a full day with lunch. 

Noting the excitement by staff and students alike, Macioci remarked, “It is ...

Caldwell-West Caldwell Music Booster President Presents Concerns To School Board

WEST CALDWELL, NJ — During the Caldwell-West Caldwell Board of Education meeting Monday night, Herbert Feakes, president of the Music and More Booster Club addressed multiple concerns regarding the state of the music and theater programs. 

He began by asking if the rumor was true that the music and arts programs were being considered for budget cuts. Board President Dan ...

Roseland Mayor James R. Spango Responds to Statement By Caldwell Business Administrator

September 15, 2021

ROSELAND, NJ — Mayor James R. Spango released the following statement to TAPInto West Essex in response to a statement made by Caldwell business administrator Thomas Banker during Caldwell's recent meeting held on Sept 9. 

At the time, Banker had stated that the introduction of the Caldwell 2021 budget was delayed due to litigation with the Borough of Roseland ...

Caldwell Council Introduces 2021 Municipal Budget

CALDWELL, NJ — The Borough Council introduced its 2021 municipal budget at a special meeting on Thursday.

According to Business Administrator Thomas Banker the introduction of the budget was delayed due to litigation with the Borough of Roseland regarding non-payment of fees for usage of the Caldwell Sewer Authority. Banker said, "We won the lawsuit against Roseland” and ...

Will Fairfield Dodge a Bullet on Passaic River Cresting?

FAIRFIELD, NJ — Predictions for the height and timing of the cresting of the Passaic River have given township residents some cause for hope that post-storm flooding might not be as dire as first feared.

"The township remains cautiously optimistic given the latest prediction that has reduced the crest height of the Passaic River to 22 feet which is scheduled to take place (Friday) ...

Girls Tennis: Caldwell Defeats West Orange, 4-1

September 19, 2021

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The Caldwell girls tennis team defeated West Orange, 4-1, Friday behind the initial efforts of the first- and second-doubles teams.

The teams, headed by Christina Brown and Sydney Shifman and Marisa Brown with partner Alexandra Li, respectively, both posted victories.

The match was finalized when Abby Fliegler at second singles and ...

Football: West Essex Romps, 49-7, Over Barringer

NORTH CALDWELL, NJ — The West Essex football team scored six touchdowns in the first half and went on to overpower Barringer, 49-7, on Friday night.

Joseph Visaggio scored three touchdowns in the first half, including a 42-yard run for the Knight's first score of the game. Donnie Long's 20-yard TD run in the first quarter extended the lead to 14-0.

In the second period, ...

Football: Caldwell Drubs Madison, 38-0

MADISON, NJ — Harry Boland scored two touchdowns to lead Caldwell to a 38-0 football victory over Madison on Friday night.

Boland's 56-yard TD run was one of two touchdowns for the Chiefs (2-0) in the first quarter. Pat Capozzoli followed that with a 4-yard TD run and Nick McNish's PAT gave Caldwell a 14-0 lead.

McNish kicked a 27-yard field goal in the second quarter and the ...

Fairfield, Caldwell Police Departments Take Part in 9/11 Ceremonies

September 13, 2021

JERSEY CITY, NJ — On Sept. 11, Fairfield officers attended a ceremony at Liberty State Park.

Earlier in the day they also attended an event in West Orange at the Eagle Rock Reservation 9/11 Memorial.

Pictured (l-r) Lieutenant John McNish, Captain Charles Zampino, Chief Anthony Manna, Captain Daniel Dias, Lieutenant Frank Tracey, and Lieutenant Michael Nyhuis.

Caldwell ...

Motorcyclist Killed in Crash on Route 23 in Wayne

WAYNE, NJ — A 50-year-old man riding a Harley Davidson motorcycle crashed while driving down Rout 23 South in Wayne on Friday evening. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

According to a statement released by the Wayne Police and Passaic County Prosecutor’s office, police responded to a call of a motorcycle accident in area of 1813 Route 23 South on Friday around 9:22 p.m. This ...

Caldwell Hostage Situation Ends with Woman in Custody After Holding Family Member at Bay

CALDWELL, NJ — A Caldwell resident was held against her will by a woman who was a family member in a hostage situation that developed on Bloomfield Avenue Wednesday night.

According to Capt. Matthew DeAngelo of the Caldwell Police Department, at approximately 6:40 p.m. Wednesday, Caldwell police officers responded to a Bloomfield Avenue address on a welfare check.  ...

Booster Vaccine Doses Available at Saint Barnabas and Livingston Mall for Immunocompromised

September 1, 2021

LIVINGSTON, NJ — A third dose of the Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines is now available at Saint Barnabas Medical Center (SBMC) for any area residents considered to be moderately or severely immunocompromised and will also become available to this population at the Essex County Vaccination Center located at the Livingston Mall beginning on Sept. 20.

The Centers for Disease Control and ...

Caldwell-West Caldwell School Board Won't Challenge Murphy Mandate on Masks for Schoolkids

WEST CALDWELL, NJ — The Caldwell-West Caldwell Board of Education has declined the requests by parents in the district to challenge Gov. Phil Murphy's mandate that all students in schools must wear masks at the beginning of the upcoming school year.

During the Caldwell-West Caldwell Board of Education meeting on Monday, several residents requested that the board send a letter to the ...

Fairfield School Board Letter to Gov. Murphy Requests Changes in Mask Mandate

FAIRFIELD, NJ — Fairfield Board of Education (BOE) President Brian Egan told TAPinto West Essex that the school board decided to write a letter to Governor Phil Murphy after “discussing the current mask mandate and seeing how some other districts were responding.” 

The BOE wrote a letter to the governor requesting a change to the mask mandate to a mask guideline.

Taking Charge of Pancreatic Cysts with Saint Barnabas Surveillance Program

September 19, 2021

LIVINGSTON, NJ — The new Pancreatic Cyst Surveillance Program at Saint Barnabas Medical Center (SBMC), a high-volume pancreatic cancer center in Livingston, is using top-notch technology—and a multidisciplinary team of doctors—to evaluate a pancreatic cyst before it becomes cancerous.

According to experts at SBMC, approximately 15% of Americans are believed to have ...

Fairfield Remembers Lives Lost on 9/11 with Ceremony

September 12, 2021

FAIRFIELD, NJ — On the 20th anniversary of the attack on the Twin Towers, Fairfield remembers their own, John Patrick Salamone, and all those who died that day.

Council President William Galese addressed the crowd, saying, “The fact that we are here 20 years after shows our commitment to never forget those who died, both civilian, like our own, John P. Salamone, and the brave first ...

West Essex Communities Prepare to Honor Those Lost on 9/11

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — As the nation prepares to honor and remember those who were lost in the terrorist attacks against the United States on September 11, 2001, the communities of West Essex have planned ceremonies that the public is invited to attend.

 

Caldwell:

The Borough of Caldwell will be holding a ceremony in remembrance of September 11th. There will be participants ...

West Caldwell 9/11 Ceremony to Be Held in Crane Park

WEST CALDWELL, NJ — The township will host a 20th Anniversary 9/11 special remembrance ceremony Saturday morning.

Residents of West Caldwell and beyond are invited to join the observance, which will be held on Sept. 11 at 10 a.m. in Crane Park.  

The event will include musical interludes and an invocation honoring those whose lives were ...

Comedian Jim Breuer Cancels Show at Wellmont Theater in Montclair Over Vaccine Policy

September 15, 2021

MONTCLAIR, NJ — Comedian Jim Breuer has canceled several shows, including one set to take place at the Wellmont Theater in Montclair, because of their COVID-19 vaccine policies.

Set to perform on December 3, Breuer, explained via video that his decision came after he felt that the various theaters were "segregating" people with mandates for all attendees to show proof ...

Porchfest Music Festival Comes to Caldwell This Saturday

CALDWELL, NJ — Caldwell will hold its first annual Porchfest on Saturday, Sept. 18.

Hosted by Project Main Street, Porchfest events bring local musicians and neighborhoods together to celebrate and create a sense of community. 

Local musicians will perform on various porches throughout the borough. This is an all-volunteer, family-friendly event, with performances at 2 ...

Will Fairfield Dodge a Bullet on Passaic River Cresting?

September 3, 2021

FAIRFIELD, NJ — Predictions for the height and timing of the cresting of the Passaic River have given township residents some cause for hope that post-storm flooding might not be as dire as first feared.

"The township remains cautiously optimistic given the latest prediction that has reduced the crest height of the Passaic River to 22 feet which is scheduled to take place (Friday) ...

Essex Named 'Spotted Lanternfly Quarantine Zone' Along With These 12 NJ Counties

August 30, 2021

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ – Essex is joining a growing list of New Jersey counties that have been designated to the spotted lanternfly quarantine zone. 

New Jersey Secretary of Agriculture Douglas Fisher announced on Monday that the department has added five counties to the zone. The counties new to the list are Morris, Monmouth, Middlesex, Essex and Union. They join the previously ...

Passaic River May Stay Above 'Flood Stage' Until Saturday

FAIRFIELD, NJ — The National Weather Service has increased the duration of potential flooding of the area until early Saturday afternoon, Aug. 28.

At 8:15 p.m. on Wednesday, the flood stage was 20.1 feet and flood stage for that area is 19.0 feet, according to the NWS. The warning indicated that moderate flooding is occurring and moderate flooding is forecast as the maximum ...

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Prime Healthcare's New Jersey Hospitals Announce Termination of Contract with UnitedHealthcare

September 19, 2021

Denville, New Jersey.

Prime Healthcare’s New Jersey hospitals announced its decision to terminate its contracts with UnitedHealthcare, citing that they are being significantly underpaid compared to the rates of neighboring facilities. The decision to terminate its contracts with United specifically impacts Saint Clare’s Health in Denville, Dover and Boonton, Saint Michael’s ...

Comedian Jim Breuer Cancels Show at Wellmont Theater in Montclair Over Vaccine Policy

September 15, 2021

MONTCLAIR, NJ — Comedian Jim Breuer has canceled several shows, including one set to take place at the Wellmont Theater in Montclair, because of their COVID-19 vaccine policies.

Set to perform on December 3, Breuer, explained via video that his decision came after he felt that the various theaters were "segregating" people with mandates for all attendees to show proof ...

Essex County Added to FEMA Disaster List For Ida Federal Aid

NEWARK, NJ – Just days after Essex County was excluded from federal assistance aimed to help residents recover from the aftermath of Tropical Storm Ida to the dismay of area officials, it was announced on Friday that the county will now be included. 

Essex, Hudson, Mercer and Union counties were added to the Major Disaster Declaration that was first issued ...

Verona 2021 Football Preview: Hillbillies Open Friday in Sussex County

VERONA, NJ — After a successful 2020 season--albeit one shortened by COVID protocols--the Verona football team is taking a day-to-day approach in continued progress for 2021. 

“We’re going to do what we do all the time in Verona and that’s take it one game at a time, every game is the most important game,” said Verona head coach Kevin Batty.

While ...

New Anti-Hazing Law Requires Schools to Toughen Policies, Increases Penalties to Protect Students

August 31, 2021

TRENTON, NJ  – New Jersey's new "Tim J. Piazza's Law" puts in place stringent guidelines requiring public and non-public middle schools and high schools, as well as higher education institutions, to adopt anti-hazing policies and penalties for violations of the policies. 

The law honors the life of Tim Piazza, a 19-year-old Readington resident ...

New Jersey Gas Tax Rate to Decrease by 8.3 Cents on Oct. 1

TRENTON, NJ — The state gas tax rate will decrease by 8.3 cents on Oct. 1, according to a press release issued by the New Jersey Department of Treasury last week.

The state conducted a review of fuel consumption statistics and conferred with the Legislative Budget and finance officer and determined that the 2016 law needed to be utilized to achieve “a steady stream of revenue ...

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