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Caldwell Borough Council Adopts Resolution Supporting Police

September 23, 2020

CALDWELL, NJ — During the meeting of the Caldwell Borough Council on Sept. 15, Councilman Jonathan Lace presented a Resolution in support of the Caldwell Police Department that was unanimously approved by his colleagues. 

The resolution resolved that the “Mayor and Council express their unwavering appreciation and support for the Caldwell Police Department and unequivocally ...

West Essex Girls Soccer Team Ready for More Challenging Division in 2020

NORTH CALDWELL, NJ — After a hugely successful 2019 that saw the Lady Knights soccer team go 14-5 and produce two state playoff victories, West Essex returns a number of hungry players looking to continue to prove they belong.

“I know the girls are looking to prove a point…we’re ready to move up and stay and compete with all the best teams in our County,” ...

WEST CALDWELL, NJ — Board of Education President Marie Lanfrank during her report announced that the “Chiefs” logo will remain as it is.  

Mayor John Kelley and members of the town council attended the board of education’s Zoom meeting July 18 and requested the board consider changing the long-standing mascot  and logo stating that they found the ...

Murphy Announces Child Care Initiative to Support Working Families, Reports COVID-19 Numbers

August 30, 2020

METUCHEN – With the school year starting in New Jersey amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Gov. Phil Murphy announced plans Friday to dedicate $250 million in funding from the federal Coronavirus Relief Fund to provide support to children and their families, as well as for thousands of child care providers with resources. These plans are highlighted in the ...

Dept. of Justice Requests Data from NJ on COVID-19 Orders that May Have Resulted in Deaths of Nursing Home Residents

WASHINGTON, DC -- The Department of Justice requested COVID-19 data from the governors of New Jersey and three other states that issued orders which may have resulted in the deaths of thousands of elderly nursing home residents.

According to the Justice Department, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, and Michigan required nursing homes to admit COVID-19 patients to their vulnerable ...

North Caldwell Boy Scout's Eagle Project Raises Awareness of Organ and Tissue Donation

September 20, 2020

NORTH CALDWELL, NJ — Matthew Altiero, a Life Scout in Boy Scout Troop 856 in North Caldwell and a senior at West Essex High School, is working on an Eagle Scout project to raise awareness for organ and tissue donation. 

Altiero's interest in the subject began when his aunt, Lori Altiero, received a kidney from a deceased donor on June 1, 2016 after being on the recipient list ...

Fairfield Remembers Those Lost on 9/11

FAIRFIELD, NJ — On an overcast Friday, Sept. 11 morning, Fairfield Township Police Chief Anthony Manna lowered the flag to half-staff in remembrance of those who died on this day 19 years ago. 

Fairfield Township Mayor James Gasparini and members of the council, along with members of the Fairfield Township Police and Fire Departments, solemnly remembered the events of that ...

September 21, 2020

WEST CALDWELL, NJ — Board of Education President Marie Lanfrank during her report announced that the “Chiefs” logo will remain as it is.  

Mayor John Kelley and members of the town council attended the board of education’s Zoom meeting July 18 and requested the board consider changing the long-standing mascot  and logo stating that they found the ...

West Essex Regional School District Prepares to Begin Hybrid Model Oct. 5

NORTH CALDWELL, NJ — Board of Education President MaryAdele Wojtowicz announced at last week's meeting that since the students will begin to return for the hybrid model on Oct. 5--provided it is safe to do so--it is the intent of the school board to return to in-person meetings also at that time with safety protocols in place.

Superintendent Damion Macioci noted that upon suggestion ...

Caldwell-West Caldwell Curriculum Will Add LBGT and Disabilities Content

WEST CALDWELL, NJ — Even with a start to a new school year like no other, the school board carries on and continues to focus on curriculum and preparations for the students.  

During the Board of Education conference meeting that was held on Sept. 14, Superintendent Dr. James Heinegg reported at the next meeting the board will be approving new curriculum that complies with ...

Michael Mautone Retires from North Caldwell Police Department

September 10, 2020

NORTH CALDWELL, NJ — The retirement of Officer Michael Mautone from the North Caldwell Police Department became official this week.

"The North Caldwell Police Department would like to congratulate Officer Michael Mautone, badge #228, on his retirement. We wish Michael the best of luck in the future," the department posted on its Facebook page.

Caldwell Borough Council Adopts Resolution Supporting Police

September 23, 2020

CALDWELL, NJ — During the meeting of the Caldwell Borough Council on Sept. 15, Councilman Jonathan Lace presented a Resolution in support of the Caldwell Police Department that was unanimously approved by his colleagues. 

The resolution resolved that the “Mayor and Council express their unwavering appreciation and support for the Caldwell Police Department and unequivocally ...

WEST CALDWELL, NJ — Board of Education President Marie Lanfrank during her report announced that the “Chiefs” logo will remain as it is.  

Mayor John Kelley and members of the town council attended the board of education’s Zoom meeting July 18 and requested the board consider changing the long-standing mascot  and logo stating that they found the ...

Caldwell Council Welcomes County Clerk Durkin, Health Board Head Sullivan

CALDWELL, NJ — Essex County Clerk Chris J. Durkin and President of the Caldwell Board of Health Betty Ann Sullivan were invited to the recent town council meeting held on Sept. 15 to provide information to residents of the borough.  

Durkin provided information regarding voting procedures for the Nov. 3 election while Sullivan gave an overview of the Health Department’s ...

West Essex Girls Soccer Team Ready for More Challenging Division in 2020

September 22, 2020

NORTH CALDWELL, NJ — After a hugely successful 2019 that saw the Lady Knights soccer team go 14-5 and produce two state playoff victories, West Essex returns a number of hungry players looking to continue to prove they belong.

“I know the girls are looking to prove a point…we’re ready to move up and stay and compete with all the best teams in our County,” ...

Amazon Fulfillment Center to Open in West Caldwell

September 17, 2020

WEST CALDWELL, NJ — One of the new commercial businesses opening in West Caldwell will be a new Amazon fulfillment center, which will be housed in a 200,000-square-foot facility. 

According to West Caldwell Mayor Joseph Tempesta, speaking during Tuesday's meeting of the Township Council, the building has existed for decades and is being retrofitted. A citizen ...

RWJBarnabas Health Named on 2020 List of America’s Best-In-State Employers

LIVINGSTON, NJ — With more than 34,000 employees, 9,000 physicians and 1,000 residents and interns, RWJBarnabas Health (RWJBH) has been recognized as an “America’s Best-In-State Employer 2020” by Forbes business magazine and Statista Inc., the world-leading statistics portal and industry-ranking provider.

RWJBH covers a service area of nine counties ...

Amazon Fulfillment Center to Open in West Caldwell

September 17, 2020

WEST CALDWELL, NJ — One of the new commercial businesses opening in West Caldwell will be a new Amazon fulfillment center, which will be housed in a 200,000-square-foot facility. 

According to West Caldwell Mayor Joseph Tempesta, speaking during Tuesday's meeting of the Township Council, the building has existed for decades and is being retrofitted. A citizen ...

Each West Essex Town to Have its Own Election Drop-Box for Ballots

September 17, 2020

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Six communities in western Essex County will have their own secure ballot drop boxes for the November election. 

Drop boxes will be placed in Fairfield, Essex Fells, Roseland, Caldwell, West Caldwell and North Caldwell.

The drop box in Fairfield will be placed in front of the Fairfield Police Department at 230 Fairfield Road. 

The drop box in Essex ...

Return of Indoor Dining, Movie Theaters and More Set for Friday

August 31, 2020

NEW JERSEY — New Jersey’s much-anticipated wait for indoor dining looks to be over and just in time for Labor Day.

On Friday after nearly five months, restaurants will once again be able to serve indoors while following coronavirus limits, Gov. Phil Murphy announced Monday at his press briefing at the George Washington Ballroom in Trenton. 

“I know that it has been ...

Roseland Water System Upgrades and Repairs Under Way

September 14, 2020

ROSELAND, NJ — The borough of Roseland will be conducting improvements to the water system and water storage tank beginning this week.

After installing a pressure reducing valve on Pine Road, the borough is now moving forward with the planned water tank repairs.

While the water tank is being repainted, water providers will switch. The borough has informed residents that they may see ...

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YMCA Eases Process for Families Requesting Financial Assistance

September 14, 2020

LIVINGSTON, NJ - With more people experiencing financial hardships during the pandemic, the Metropolitan YMCA of the Oranges has made it easier for members of the community to request financial assistance for the Y’s child care, membership, and health and wellness programs.

The Y offers financial assistance through the Y for All Fund, which helps individuals and families who have ...

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Respecting Your Elders in the Fight vs. Alzheimer's Disease

September 16, 2020

As Grandparents’ Day fell on this past weekend, I reflected on what my mother used to tell me as a child. Respect your elders. When she said that, she meant respect them when in their presence.

Together with like-minded volunteers and Ambassadors  for The Alzheimer’s Association Greater New Jersey Chapter I respect our elders even if I don’t know them, by fighting ...