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West Essex Regional School District Prepares for Opening Day

August 21, 2019

NORTH CALDWELL, NJ — During his first report as Superintendent of West Essex Regional Schools, Damion Macioci announced at Monday's West Essex Board of Education (WEBOE) meeting that practices have already begun for student athletes and band camp is in full swing as the student body prepares to return for the 2019-2020 school year. 

Macioci also noted that new teacher ...

County Executive, Caldwell Mayor Respond to Councilman's Concerns Over Amphitheater

CALDWELL, NJ — The countywide discussion as to whether the Turtle Back Zoo in West Orange should be expanded to include an amphitheater with a proposed price tag of $8 million reached the Borough of Caldwell this month through a publicized exchange between a council member and the county executive.

As Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo and members of the Essex County Board of ...

North Caldwell to Include Open Space Referendum on November Election Ballot

NORTH CALDWELL, NJ — By a vote of 3-1, the North Caldwell Borough Council has agreed to include an Open Space Referendum on the November ballot. The vote allows North Caldwell citizens to have a say in whether to sell off five acres of the Walker Pond property, which is worth an estimated $2.5 million, or to leave it as open space with monies made available by the Open Space Trust ...

Caldwell, West Caldwell Departments Assist in Fire at Cedar Grove Restaurant

August 16, 2019

CEDAR GROVE, NJ - Cedar Grove, Verona, Caldwell and West Caldwell Fire Departments responded to a fire at New Kitchen Restaurant at 8 Bowden Road on Thursday afternoon. 

Roads were closed in the area while firefighters battled the fire.  This story is developing, TAPinto Verona/Cedar Grove will update as more information becomes available.  

Several West Essex Departments Respond to Fire Big Piece Road in Fairfield

FAIRFIELD, NJ — Following a 9-1-1 call reporting a house fire on Big Piece Road at approximately 3:42 p.m. on Wednesday, the Fairfield Police Department found a heavy smoke condition coming from the garage area. The homeowner reported to the officers that all of the occupants were out of the home, according to police.

The Fairfield Fire Department responded to the scene and quickly ...

Weather Cooperates to Help Make Fairfield’s 2019 National Night Out A Success

FAIRFIELD, NJ — After a serious thunderstorm hampered last year's National Night Out (NNO) event in Fairfield, organized by the Fairfield Police Department, the rain held off on Tuesday until right after the fireworks for the fifth annual NNO event.

“We are so happy that the weather held out,” said Fairfield Police Chief Anthony Manna. "The planning of the ...

West Essex Regional School District Prepares for Opening Day

August 21, 2019

NORTH CALDWELL, NJ — During his first report as Superintendent of West Essex Regional Schools, Damion Macioci announced at Monday's West Essex Board of Education (WEBOE) meeting that practices have already begun for student athletes and band camp is in full swing as the student body prepares to return for the 2019-2020 school year. 

Macioci also noted that new teacher ...

Meet Damion Macioci: New Superintendent of West Essex Regional Schools

NORTH CALDWELL, NJ — As the district prepares for the start of a new school year, the West Essex Regional School district has a new Superintendent of Schools, Damion Macioci, who is leading and preparing the staff for the 2019-2020 school year. 

Appointed by a unanimous vote on May 28, Macioci replaced retiring Superintendent Barbara Longo and officially took the helm on July ...

Borough of Caldwell Expands Internship Opportunities with Caldwell University

CALDWELL, NJ — The Borough of Caldwell is currently offering a unique opportunity for Caldwell University students to be introduced to the functions of municipal government. The Borough of Caldwell’s Internship Program gives students an insider’s view of local government and potentially stimulates interest in a future public-sector career.

This initiative, spearheaded on ...

County Executive, Caldwell Mayor Respond to Councilman's Concerns Over Amphitheater

August 20, 2019

CALDWELL, NJ — The countywide discussion as to whether the Turtle Back Zoo in West Orange should be expanded to include an amphitheater with a proposed price tag of $8 million reached the Borough of Caldwell this month through a publicized exchange between a council member and the county executive.

As Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo and members of the Essex County Board of ...

North Caldwell to Include Open Space Referendum on November Election Ballot

NORTH CALDWELL, NJ — By a vote of 3-1, the North Caldwell Borough Council has agreed to include an Open Space Referendum on the November ballot. The vote allows North Caldwell citizens to have a say in whether to sell off five acres of the Walker Pond property, which is worth an estimated $2.5 million, or to leave it as open space with monies made available by the Open Space Trust ...

North Caldwell Residents Address Water Drainage Problems with Governing Body

NORTH CALDWELL, NJ — With 2019 having one of the rainiest spring/summer seasons in memory, the drainage issues in North Caldwell’s have become further exacerbated and documented over the past few months and came to the fore at Tuesday’s council meeting.

Leading the charge of several residents who shared concerns during public comment was Paul Scagnelli, who claimed that the ...

Roseland Resident Named VP of Community Health and Strategic Global Partnerships at RWJBarnabas

August 11, 2019

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Margie Heller, a Roseland resident who most recently served as System Administrator of Global Health at RWJBarnabas Health and Administrative Director of Community Health and Outreach at Saint Barnabas Medical Center (SBMC) in Livingston, has been named Vice President of Community Health and Strategic Global Partnerships at RWJBarnabas Health (RWJBH).

Over the past few ...

Nearly 100 in Fairfield Participate in 2019 Vacation Bible School at St. Thomas More

August 12, 2019

FAIRFIELD, NJ — One final Mass on Sunday morning concluded St. Thomas More’s (STM) 20th annual vacation Bible school (VBS), which also included an adventure into the African desert that involved about 90 campers and many volunteers.

The 2019 theme was ROAR – “Life is Wild…God is Good.” According to co-directors Danielle Ragusa and Andrew Rubinich, the kids ...

Paper Mill Playhouse Presents NJ Premiere of "CHASING RAINBOWS: THE ROAD TO OZ"

MILLBURN, NJ — Paper Mill Playhouse (Mark S. Hoebee-Producing Artistic Director, Michael Stotts- Managing Director), recipient of the Regional Theatre Tony Award, will present the New Jersey premiere of "Chasing Rainbows: The Road to Oz" with a book by Marc Acito, musical adaptation & additional music by David Libby and conceived by and ...

Weather Cooperates to Help Make Fairfield’s 2019 National Night Out A Success

FAIRFIELD, NJ — After a serious thunderstorm hampered last year's National Night Out (NNO) event in Fairfield, organized by the Fairfield Police Department, the rain held off on Tuesday until right after the fireworks for the fifth annual NNO event.

“We are so happy that the weather held out,” said Fairfield Police Chief Anthony Manna. "The planning of the ...

Roseland Resident Named VP of Community Health and Strategic Global Partnerships at RWJBarnabas

August 11, 2019

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Margie Heller, a Roseland resident who most recently served as System Administrator of Global Health at RWJBarnabas Health and Administrative Director of Community Health and Outreach at Saint Barnabas Medical Center (SBMC) in Livingston, has been named Vice President of Community Health and Strategic Global Partnerships at RWJBarnabas Health (RWJBH).

Over the past few ...

North Caldwell to Include Open Space Referendum on November Election Ballot

August 18, 2019

NORTH CALDWELL, NJ — By a vote of 3-1, the North Caldwell Borough Council has agreed to include an Open Space Referendum on the November ballot. The vote allows North Caldwell citizens to have a say in whether to sell off five acres of the Walker Pond property, which is worth an estimated $2.5 million, or to leave it as open space with monies made available by the Open Space Trust ...

No Jail Time for Protestors Arrested at Roseland Compressor Station Demonstration

ROSELAND, NJ — Karlos Edmonds, Extinction Rebellion activist, and Ted Glick, president of 350NJ-Rockland and coordinator of Roseland Against the Compressor Station, were recently convicted in Roseland Municipal Court by Municipal Judge William T. Connell, Esquire after a two-hour trial and a pre-trial rally by supporters.

The two activists were arrested at a nonviolent civil ...

Severe Thunderstorm Alert for Northern NJ Until 9 p.m. Wednesday July 31

NORMAN, OK - The National Weather Service Storm Prediction Center has issued a "Severe Thurnderstorm Watch" for New Jersey through 9 p.m. Wednesady, July 31. 

The thunderstorm watch is for all counties in the state. There is a potential for localized flash flooding.

Most communities across the state have already canceled or postponed outdoor events scheduled for ...

Nearly 100 in Fairfield Participate in 2019 Vacation Bible School at St. Thomas More

August 12, 2019

FAIRFIELD, NJ — One final Mass on Sunday morning concluded St. Thomas More’s (STM) 20th annual vacation Bible school (VBS), which also included an adventure into the African desert that involved about 90 campers and many volunteers.

The 2019 theme was ROAR – “Life is Wild…God is Good.” According to co-directors Danielle Ragusa and Andrew Rubinich, the kids ...

Fairfield, North Caldwell Residents Inquire About Green Brook Country Club Development

July 29, 2019

FAIRFIELD, NJ — Area residents living within 200 feet of the Green Brook Country Club have raised questions about the future development of the land after receiving notification from the township about a proposed ordinance that would establish a new Inclusionary Residential Overlay (IRO) Zone in order to allow single-family homes and affordable units to be built on the ...

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Equestrian Rider, a Former Livingston Resident, Shot in Morris County in Attempted Murder

August 9, 2019

LONG VALLEY, NJ -- A woman formerly of Livingston was hospitalized after a shooting that has been termed a murder attempt by authorities Wednesday afternoon in a farm in Morris County

According to several published reports, the victim, Lauren Kanarek, sustained multiple gunshot wounds. Kanarek, a 1998 Livingston High School graduate, has a present home address in North Carolina.

Michael ...

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New Season at Paper Mill Playhouse On Sale Monday, Aug. 12

August 11, 2019

New Jersey Theater Produces THREE Premieres in All Musical Season

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Chasing Rainbows: The Road to Oz (New Jersey Premiere)

Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella

Unmasked: The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber (World Premiere)

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Other NJ News: Eyewitness Describes Springfield Tornado Damage

August 7, 2019

SPRINGFIELD, NJ - In the immediate aftermath of the tornado that hit Springfield on Wednesday afternoon, those in town during the storm began to share stories of what they experienced.

Lainie Sokolsky, a Fanwood resident who works in Springfield was one of those eyewitnesses. Sokolsky was on her lunch break when the tornado touched down, but described what she and her coworkers saw during the ...