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Caldwell-West Caldwell Approves District Goals, Provides Opening-Week Updates

September 19, 2019

WEST CALDWELL, NJ — As the first board of education meeting of the new school year began on Monday, Superintendent of Schools Dr. James Heinegg provided an opening-week report and members of the Caldwell-West Caldwell Board of Education approved district goals for the year.

Heinegg announced that the new full-day kindergarten program has been successfully launched and that Grover ...

Boys Soccer: Caldwell Topples New Providence, 5-1

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ -- The Caldwell boys soccer team scored three unanswered goals in the first half and went on to a 5-1 victory over New Providence on Thursday.

Senior forward Carson Filion played a part in all five goals for the offensive-minded Chiefs, scoring a hat trick and also assisting on the other two goals, both of those by senior midfielder Ethan Layton. One of Filion's goals ...

Girls Soccer: West Essex Defeats Glen Ridge, 3-2

GLEN RIDGE, NJ -- The West Essex girls soccer team rallied from a one-goal deficit to defeat Glen Ridge, 3-2, on Thursday.

Molly Simon scored two goals for West Essex (5-1), which trailed, 2-1, at halftime. Isabella Vitella scored a goal and B. Schatz provided two assists for the Lady Knights, who outshot the Ridgers, 13-8. Zoe Boggier made six saves for West Essex.

 

Fairfield Township Hosts Remembrance Ceremony for Those Lost in 9/11 Attacks

September 14, 2019

FAIRFIELD, NJ — The Fairfield Township mayor and council, along with the Fairfield Police and Fire Departments, solemnly remembered the events of 9/11 at a memorial service at the memorial garden situated on the front lawn of town hall on Wednesday evening.

“On this day, our community comes together once again to remember all those who lost their lives on 9/11 and also to pay ...

Fairfield Officers Use Naloxone to Save Route 80 Motorist Involved in Crash

FAIRFIELD, NJ — Fairfield police officers recently saved the life of a driver who was unconscious when they arrived on the scene on a crash on Route 80 West.

At approximately 12:49 p.m. on Aug. 31, all cars were dispatched to the area on a report of a suspected intoxicated driver that was “all over the road,” according to Fairfield police. The vehicle involved was described ...

Caldwell-West Caldwell Approves District Goals, Provides Opening-Week Updates

September 19, 2019

WEST CALDWELL, NJ — As the first board of education meeting of the new school year began on Monday, Superintendent of Schools Dr. James Heinegg provided an opening-week report and members of the Caldwell-West Caldwell Board of Education approved district goals for the year.

Heinegg announced that the new full-day kindergarten program has been successfully launched and that Grover ...

West Essex School Year Off to Smooth Start; Administrators Provide Updates

NORTH CALDWELL, NJ — As the new school year begins, administrators provided updates the West Essex Board of Education (WEBOE) on Monday regarding the first week of school and how the students are settling into their new routines.

Dr. Gina Donlevie, the recently appointed principal of West Essex Regional Middle School, spoke about the implementation of the new rotate-and-drop ...

Paper Mill Playhouse Announces 2019-2020 Children's Theater Lineup

MILLBURN, NJ — Paper Mill Playhouse, recipient of the Regional Theatre Tony Award, recently announced its children's show programming for the 2019-2020 season, including special performances for students with autism or other developmental disabilities. Children's Shows take place on select Saturdays and Sundays at 10 a.m. for $15 per ...

Boys Soccer: Caldwell Topples New Providence, 5-1

September 19, 2019

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ -- The Caldwell boys soccer team scored three unanswered goals in the first half and went on to a 5-1 victory over New Providence on Thursday.

Senior forward Carson Filion played a part in all five goals for the offensive-minded Chiefs, scoring a hat trick and also assisting on the other two goals, both of those by senior midfielder Ethan Layton. One of Filion's goals ...

Girls Soccer: West Essex Defeats Glen Ridge, 3-2

GLEN RIDGE, NJ -- The West Essex girls soccer team rallied from a one-goal deficit to defeat Glen Ridge, 3-2, on Thursday.

Molly Simon scored two goals for West Essex (5-1), which trailed, 2-1, at halftime. Isabella Vitella scored a goal and B. Schatz provided two assists for the Lady Knights, who outshot the Ridgers, 13-8. Zoe Boggier made six saves for West Essex.

 

Field Hockey: West Essex Defeats Kent Place, 6-0

SUMMIT, NJ -- The West Essex field hockey team remained undefeated with a 6-0 victory over Kent Place on Tuesday.

Cameron Kinsella scored two goals and passed for three assists and Cait Lutz scored two goals for West Essex.

Halle Aschenbach finished with one goal and one assist, Ava Caruso scored a goal and Julianna Tornatore and Gianna Puorro each contributed one assist. Tara Smith made ...

Roseland Borough Council Bans Sale of Vaping Products & More

September 19, 2019

ROSELAND, NJ — One of several ordinances passed on first and second readings during Tuesday’s Roseland Borough Council meeting was an amendment to an existing Land Development ordinance that adds definitions to “electronic smoking device,” “liquid electronic smoking solution,” “liquid electronic smoking solution container” and “vapor ...

Travelers Recognize Caldwell as an Underrated Small Town Worth Visiting

WEST ESSEX AREA, NJ — The Borough of Caldwell has been named among the 10 communities in the state to be considered an “Underrated Small Town Worth Visiting” by “Only In Your State,” a website launched by a team of travel writers who highlight the “hidden gems, little known attractions and natural wonders” of all 50 states.

In the Underrated ...

Fairfield to Evaluate Feasibility of Multi-Town Passaic River Cleanup Project

FAIRFIELD, NJ — Within the next few weeks, the Township of Fairfield will be evaluating the possibility of a cleanup of the Passaic River in cooperation with surrounding communities, according to Fairfield Mayor James Gasparini.

Gasparini recently announced that the river has been blocked with fallen trees since the March 2018 nor’easters that brought heavy, wet snow to the area, ...

North Essex Chamber of Commerce to Host 50th Anniversary Gala

September 18, 2019

WEST ORANGE, NJ — In order to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the North Essex Chamber of Commerce (NECC)—which serves the communities of Caldwell, West Caldwell, North Caldwell, Essex Fells, Fairfield, Roseland Cedar Grove, Montclair and Verona—the chamber is hosting a gala on Thursday, Sept. 26 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. at The Manor in West Orange.

Proceeds ...

Sean Raquet, Partner at Fairfield's Bederson LLP, Honored as Top Volunteer

FAIRFIELD, NJ — Sean Raquet, CPA, CFE, a partner of Bederson LLP accountants and advisors of West Orange and Fairfield, has been named Volunteer of the Year by the New Jersey Bankruptcy Lawyers Foundation.

The annual award recognizes professionals whose leadership and hard work has demonstrated a devotion to the Association and Foundations’ missions.

Raquet will be honored ...

TAPinto Launches Milestones: Wedding Announcements, Bar/Bat Mitzvahs, Graduations, Reunions and More

TAPinto.net has launched Milestones, a new section dedicated to publishing reader wedding announcements, bar/bat mitzvah announcements, graduations, reunions and more. 

Free for a limited time, readers can submit important milestones in their lives and those of their family, and have them published on TAPinto, enabling the community to hear about the happy news and join in the ...

South Orange Golf Invitational Benefitting JESPY House is a Success

September 18, 2019

SHORT HILLS, NJ — Clouds in the sky held back the rain as a great time was had by all at the South Orange Golf Invitational held at the East Orange Golf Course in Short Hills on Sept. 16.

In support of JESPY House, a non-profit that services adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, nearly 90 golfers made their way through the 18-hole golf course. Many ...

AARP Foundation Seeks Essex County Volunteers for Tax-Aide Program

WEST CALDWELL, NJ – AARP Foundation Tax-Aide, the nation’s largest volunteer-run tax-preparation service that is currently seeking volunteers to work from its West Caldwell site, has officially kicked off volunteer recruitment for the program and is looking to expand its local team of volunteers for the upcoming tax season.

The foundation—AARP’s charitable ...

Fairfield Township Hosts Remembrance Ceremony for Those Lost in 9/11 Attacks

FAIRFIELD, NJ — The Fairfield Township mayor and council, along with the Fairfield Police and Fire Departments, solemnly remembered the events of 9/11 at a memorial service at the memorial garden situated on the front lawn of town hall on Wednesday evening.

“On this day, our community comes together once again to remember all those who lost their lives on 9/11 and also to pay ...

Travelers Recognize Caldwell as an Underrated Small Town Worth Visiting

September 16, 2019

WEST ESSEX AREA, NJ — The Borough of Caldwell has been named among the 10 communities in the state to be considered an “Underrated Small Town Worth Visiting” by “Only In Your State,” a website launched by a team of travel writers who highlight the “hidden gems, little known attractions and natural wonders” of all 50 states.

In the Underrated ...

Fairfield, Roseland, West Caldwell Seniors Among Winners in Local Juried Art Show

CEDAR GROVE, NJ — Fairfield resident Robert Szpila, Roseland resident Evan Stuart Marshall and West Caldwell resident Lynne Palmer were recently among the 27 senior citizens of Essex County to be named winners in the county’s annual Senior Citizens Juried Art Show.

Szpila received first place in the professional photography category for his art piece entitled ...

Paper Mill Playhouse Announces 2019-2020 Children's Theater Lineup

MILLBURN, NJ — Paper Mill Playhouse, recipient of the Regional Theatre Tony Award, recently announced its children's show programming for the 2019-2020 season, including special performances for students with autism or other developmental disabilities. Children's Shows take place on select Saturdays and Sundays at 10 a.m. for $15 per ...

Roseland Borough Council Bans Sale of Vaping Products & More

September 19, 2019

ROSELAND, NJ — One of several ordinances passed on first and second readings during Tuesday’s Roseland Borough Council meeting was an amendment to an existing Land Development ordinance that adds definitions to “electronic smoking device,” “liquid electronic smoking solution,” “liquid electronic smoking solution container” and “vapor ...

South Orange Golf Invitational Benefitting JESPY House is a Success

SHORT HILLS, NJ — Clouds in the sky held back the rain as a great time was had by all at the South Orange Golf Invitational held at the East Orange Golf Course in Short Hills on Sept. 16.

In support of JESPY House, a non-profit that services adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, nearly 90 golfers made their way through the 18-hole golf course. Many ...

Arden Courts to Present Free Education Class: Dementia from the Inside Out

WAYNE, NJ — Reverend Tracey LInd, author of "Interrupted by God, glimpses from the Edge," will speak at St. Michael's Episcopal Church at 1219 Ratzer Road in Wayne on Sept. 10 from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Reverend Tracey Lind and her spouse, Emily Ingalls, will share the insights they’ve gained from a life complicated by dementia.

A retired Episcopal ...

Rocco Donatiello Foundation Gives Back to Fairfield Community with Ice Cream Social

September 12, 2019

FAIRFIELD, NJ — The Rocco Donatiello Foundation, created in memory of a Fairfield resident who was killed by a drunk driver on June 24, 2018 while on his way to work, recently held its first Ice Cream Social at his family-owned business, Manhattan Bagel, to help raise awareness about driving under the influence of alcohol. 

According to the organization's ...

Borough of Roseland Seeks Volunteers for 2019 Clean Community Day

September 9, 2019

ROSELAND, NJ - Mayor James Spango and the Borough of Roseland are currently seeking volunteers for the upcoming 2019 Clean Community day on Sept. 14.

"Clean Community Day is a great opportunity for our residents to gather to make our great borough even better." said Spango. "Roseland's strength is community, and this is just another great way to ...

Essex County to Host Paper Shredding and Used Tire Recycling Day in September

CEDAR GROVE, NJ - Essex County residents looking to properly dispose of that box of old mail sitting in their basement or those used tires sitting in their garage have an opportunity to do just that on Sept. 14 when the Essex County Department of Public Works hosts its countywide paper shredding and used tire recycling event from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 99 West Bradford Avenue in Cedar ...

Two West Essex Towns Get High Marks in NJ Monthly Rankings

August 23, 2019

WEST ESSEX AREA, NJ — In its September “Best Places to Live” issue, arriving in subscribers’ mailboxes this week, New Jersey Monthly magazine ranked two towns in West Essex among the top 15 in its “Top 100 Towns in New Jersey.”

Fairfield was ranked No. 12 and Roseland came in at No. 14 in the state in NJ Monthly's 2019 rankings. Neither municipality ...

Roseland Green Residents Advocate for Speed Humps to Remain

ROSELAND, NJ — Approximately 15 residents from Roseland Green—an upscale private community of approximately 230 residences off Hyer Farm Road in Roseland—attended this week’s council meeting to express the need for the neighborhood to maintain its current speed humps.

Although the borough has no authority over the private roads, it was noted that another small ...

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West Essex Field Hockey Midfielder Emily Holleuffer Shines in Senior Season

September 15, 2019

NORTH CALDWELL, NJ — The West Essex field hockey team is off to a red-hot start at 5-0, and one of the main reasons is star midfielder Emily Holleuffer.

“Even though we’re still kind of young like last year, that still doesn’t stop us,” said Holleuffer. “We’re just hoping to keep pushing through, keep growing throughout the season and hope to get to ...

Thousands Attend Grand Opening Ceremony of LifeTown in Livingston

September 13, 2019

LIVINGSTON, NJ – Thousands of people flocked to 10 Miracle Way in Livingston on Monday to celebrate the grand opening of LifeTown, a 53,000-square-foot facility that features a simulated downtown among other functional spaces. LifeTown was built by Friendship Circle founders Rabbi Zalman and Toba Grossbaum to help individuals with disabilities to experience inclusion while mastering life ...

Just A Dream is a Dream Come True for All Ages

Marisa Palmer is not just a mompreneur – she’s one whose business supports other mompreneurs. Not only is everyone who works at Marisa’s Livingston, NJ-based store, Just a Dream, a mompreneur – many of the vendors she works with are mompreneurs too.

“We like to say we have ‘girl power’ here,” says Marisa.

Marisa says she loves being a ...

Upcoming Events

Fri, September 20, 11:30 AM

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Roseland Greek Fest

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Sat, September 21, 11:30 AM

Ss Nicholas, Constantine & Helen Greek Church, Roseland

Roseland Greek Fest

Arts & Entertainment Food & Drink

Is it Time for New Jersey to 'Get in the Game', and Permanently Move Up Our Presidential Primary?

Each week former New Jersey State Assemblymen and former gubernatorial candidates John Wisniewski (Democrat) & Jack Ciattarelli (Republican) will tackle New Jersey's most pressing issues. This week: New Jersey's late Presidential Primary

On the Democratic side, there more than 20 candidates running for President -- there might be some very crowded state primaries. On ...

Gun Safety Legislation

Each week former New Jersey State Assemblymen and former gubernatorial candidates John Wisniewski (Democrat) & Jack Ciattarelli (Republican) will tackle New Jersey's most pressing issues. This week:

Gun Safety Legislation

This week, Senator Bob Menendez called on upon Senate Majority leader Sen. Mitch McConnell to allow a vote on gun safety measures. At a ...

Prediabetes-Your Wake-up Call

September 19, 2019

NJ 2-1-1 is a free, statewide information and referral service that connects people in need with existing programs and services that can help. It’s focus is on health and human services, which means that if you are struggling to feed your family; pay the utility bill; find childcare/healthcare/eldercare; locate affordable housing; find substance abuse services, get assistance with mental ...

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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