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West Essex Regional School District Has Had 'a Very Busy Campus' During Summer

July 25, 2021

NORTH CALDWELL, NJ -- Ryan Gupta, director of Curriculum and Instruction, presented an update during the July 21 West Essex Board of Education meeting highlighting the summer programming offered to students. 

The district had received funds from the CRRSA ESSER II Consolidated Sub grant through the New Jersey Department of Education for Coronavirus Response & Relief Supplemental in ...

North Caldwell Student Wins First Place in Statewide Contest

NORTH CALDWELL, NJ — Andrew Kim, a student from Montclair-Kimberley Academy and a resident of North Caldwell, was among 12 New Jersey high school and middle school students honored by New Jersey Human Services for their winning entries in the 2021 New Jersey Child Support Teen Media Contest.

The contest "celebrated the support of family, friends and loved ones ...

Grover Cleveland Middle School Names Honor Roll Members for the Fourth Marking Period

CALDWELL, NJ — For the fourth marking period, these students were named to the Grover Cleveland Middle School High Honor Roll:

Sixth Grade

Russell Albert, Ryan Anderson, Eduardo Arrue, Michael Arvanites, Gavin Ash , Harry Block, Alexis Capaccio, James Carpenter, Emily Chomko, Angelo Crudele, Bridget Cussen, Gustav Czyzewski, Brianna DiOrio, Timothy Ermilkin, Lyla Fredo, Molly ...

Roseland Council Prohibits All Cannabis Businesses

July 29, 2021

ROSELAND, NJ — The Borough Council adopted an ordinance by a 4-1 vote to prohibit the operation of any class of cannabis businesses within the borough at its July 27 meeting. Councilman Roger Freda did not support the ordinance.

In part the ordinance noted that two prominent non-profit organizations who advise New Jersey municipalities on legal matters, the New Jersey State ...

Fairfield P.D. Partners with Essex County for Substance Abuse Outreach

FAIRFIELD, NJ — The Essex County Division of Community Health Services, along with the Office of Alcohol, Drug Abuse and Addiction Services, has introduced a new program called Reach for Recovery.  Fairfield Mayor James Gasparini explained that it provides mobile outreach services in the community to support residents with substance abuse disorders.

The program offers ...

Fairfield Mayor Says New Budget Doesn’t Raise Taxes, but County & Regional Taxes Will Rise

FAIRFIELD, NJ — “Once again, the township is not increasing your local taxes,” said Fairfield Township Mayor James Gasparini at Monday night’s open public hearing on the 2021 municipal budget. The $15,872,961.14 local municipal budget will be officially adopted pending approval of the New Jersey Division of Local Government Services.

Gasparini said that the zero ...

Five Caldwell Baseball Players Land on SEC Liberty Division First Team

July 22, 2021

WEST CALDWELL, NJ — Five members of the 2021 Caldwell baseball team were selected to the Super Essex Conference All-Liberty Division First Team, as selected by county coaches.

Nick Bergamotto, Owen Ayers, Gil Prial, Zach Hirshorn and Ryan Lill of Caldwell all were named to the first team.

Bergamotto, a junior infielder, batted .417 with team-highs of 13 extra-base hits and 24 runs ...

Two West Essex Baseball Players Honored as SEC All-Division First-Teamers

NORTH CALDWELL, NJ — Two players from the West Essex High School baseball team were selected to the Super Essex Conference's All-American Division First Team for 2021.

Tyler Sorrentino and Vincent Panzarino each were chosen as first-team members in a poll of the coaches across Essex County.

Sorrentino, a senior, batted .397 with 13 runs batted in and 24 runs scored for the Knights ...

Carmen Confessore of Caldwell to Continue Football Career in College

WEST CALDWELL, NJ — Carmen Confessore, a football player at Caldwell High School before graduating in 2021, will attend Salve Regina University in the fall.

Confessore signed a letter of intent and will continue his football career while attending the school in Newport, R.I.

Confessore played center on the offensive line and also played on the defensive line in high school for the ...

Tornado Confirmed in Verona Thursday Evening

July 30, 2021

VERONA, NJ — Thursday evening's thunderstorms touched off a tornado that was confirmed on the ground in Verona.

According to the National Weather Service, the twister was an EF-0 with maximum winds of 65 mph. EF stands for Enhanced Fujita Scale, which is used to rank a tornado’s wind speed and damage on a scale of zero to five.

The twister was on the ground for less than a ...

Car vs. Building Accident Damages Convenience Store in Roseland

ROSELAND, NJ — A car operated by a female driver crashed into the front window of the Roseland Convenience Store shortly before noon on Wednesday.

According to an eyewitness from TAPinto.net, at 11:50 a.m., the vehicle smashed through the front of the business at 180 Roseland Ave.

No major injuries have been reported, but the Roseland Police Department was on the scene treating what ...

West Caldwell National Night Out Set for Aug. 3

WEST CALDWELL, NJ — The West Caldwell Police Department will be hosting its first National Night Out on Tuesday, August 3 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Bonnel Field at James Caldwell High School.

Police vehicles, fire trucks and EMS equipment will be on display on Woodmere Road.

There will be music, food (provided by Boy Scouts, West Caldwell Troop 9), a jump house, and games for kids.

Gov. Murphy Places Blame on 'the Unvaccinated'

July 20, 2021

TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy announced at his regular COVID press briefing on Monday, July 19, that over 10 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been administered in New Jersey and that more than 5 million individuals who live, work, or study in the state are now fully vaccinated.

Among the 4,432,769 fully vaccinated individuals (as of June 28), only a small fraction of ...

A New Way to Detect Lung Cancer Early at Saint Barnabas Medical Center

July 23, 2021

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Lung cancer is a leading cause of death in the United States; and according to experts at Saint Barnabas Medical Center (SBMC) in Livingston, detect it early dramatically improves the chances of survival and even cure.

Since 2012, SBMC has been catching lung cancer early in people who are at high risk by offering free screenings and testing. Now SBMC ...

North Jersey COC Presents Fairfield Foundation with $3.6K to Support Drunk Driving Prevention

July 21, 2021

FAIRFIELD, NJ — North Jersey Chamber of Commerce President Michelle Vernuccio and Chairwoman Cheryl Mucha on Tuesday presented the Rocco Donatiello Foundation of Fairfield with a $3,678 donation.

The presentation was made at the Chamber's 38th annual Golf Invitational at Ballyowen Golf Course at Crystal Springs Resort in Sussex County. 

Each year the NJCC raises money ...

West Caldwell National Night Out Set for Aug. 3

July 27, 2021

WEST CALDWELL, NJ — The West Caldwell Police Department will be hosting its first National Night Out on Tuesday, August 3 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Bonnel Field at James Caldwell High School.

Police vehicles, fire trucks and EMS equipment will be on display on Woodmere Road.

There will be music, food (provided by Boy Scouts, West Caldwell Troop 9), a jump house, and games for kids.

Works Being Sought for 2021 Essex County Senior Citizens Juried Art Show

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — All non-professional and professional senior citizen artists residing in Essex County are invited to participate in the 2021 Essex County Senior Citizens Juried Art Show and Exhibition. The deadline to submit artwork is Wednesday, September 1.

Artists must be at least 60 years old and a resident of Essex County to participate. Senior citizens will be ...

West Caldwell Files Verified Complaint Against Caldwell

July 26, 2021

WEST CALDWELL, NJ — The municipality of West Caldwell filed a Verified Complaint against the Borough of Caldwell on July 21 in the Superior Court of New Jersey Law Division: Essex County.  The nature of the action addresses violations of Caldwell’s failure to respond to two Open Public Records Act (OPRA) requests submitted on June 2 and June 22.

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North Caldwell Mayor and Council - Special Meeting August 3, 2021

July 29, 2021

BOROUGH OF NORTH CALDWELL

ESSEX COUNTY, NEW JERSEY

NOTICE OF SPECIAL MEETING

 

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the Mayor and Council of the Borough of North Caldwell will hold a Special Meeting on Tuesday, August 3, 2021 at 10:00AM.  Action may be taken.

The meeting agenda can be found at https://ncaldwellboro.com/mayor___council_/.  Said meeting will be held virtually for ...

Works Being Sought for 2021 Essex County Senior Citizens Juried Art Show

July 26, 2021

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — All non-professional and professional senior citizen artists residing in Essex County are invited to participate in the 2021 Essex County Senior Citizens Juried Art Show and Exhibition. The deadline to submit artwork is Wednesday, September 1.

Artists must be at least 60 years old and a resident of Essex County to participate. Senior citizens will be ...

Arrest Made in Connection with June 28 Robbery Outside Cedar Grove CVS

CEDAR GROVE, NJ — Cedar Grove police arrested a Morris County man in connection with a strong-arm robbery in the township on June 28.

Police arrested Afamefuna Nwandu, 35, of Flanders, July 1 after the robbery that occurred in the CVS parking lot located at 387 Pompton Ave. 

During the June 28 robbery, a township resident met a prospective buyer of his old cell phone. Nwandu ...

Maplewood Police Release Information on Local Shooting

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Maplewood Police Chief Jim DeVaul sent out an update on Friday night's shooting on Hughes Street.

DeVaul said that officers were sent to the area "after receiving multiple calls of an individual shot." When officers arrived shortly before 9 p.m., they located two young men, ages 21 and 23, who had been shot. DeVaul confirmed that they ...

Gov. Murphy Places Blame on 'the Unvaccinated'

July 20, 2021

TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy announced at his regular COVID press briefing on Monday, July 19, that over 10 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been administered in New Jersey and that more than 5 million individuals who live, work, or study in the state are now fully vaccinated.

Among the 4,432,769 fully vaccinated individuals (as of June 28), only a small fraction of ...

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