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Fairfield Police Department Alters Traffic Pattern for Stevenson School

April 13, 2021

FAIRFIELD, NJ — The reopening of Stevenson School presented some traffic complications that have caused the Fairfield Police Department to institute some changes to the traffic flow outside the school.

"When planning anything, sometimes things look good on paper but in practicality, they do not work out as planned. Unfortunately, that was the case on morning of Monday, April 12 ...

Grover Cleveland Middle School Students Have Entries in Count Basie Film Fest

CALDWELL, NJ — Three students from Grover Cleveland Middle School have been chosen as official entrants into the 2021 Count Basie Center Teen & College Film Fest.

Eighth-grader Charlie Cosgrove entered a film entitled "The Aliens of Titan Episode One." He created a stop-motion film on the start of an alien invasion.

Eighth-graders Portia Cina Melia Hillman entered a ...

West Essex H.S. ShopRite Stars Announced for Marking Period 3

NORTH CALDWELL, NJ — The following students have been honored as West Essex High School ShopRite All-Stars for the third marking period:

ACADEMICS - Joseph Bejjani
ATHLETICS - Carson Barry
THE ARTS - Grant King
LEADERSHIP - Isabella DeRose
SERVICE TO THE COMMUNITY - Avery Shaw

Livingston Council Honors Roseland Resident, Saint Barnabas Executive Louis LaSalle Upon Retirement

April 11, 2021

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Upon the retirement of longtime Saint Barnabas Medical Center (SBMC) and RWJBarnabas Health employee Louis LaSalle, the Township of Livingston honored his contributions to the community with small ceremony outside the SBMC Community Field on Madonna Drive, which was a long-awaited project that LaSalle played an integral part in.

Mayor Shawn Klein noted that although ...

Caldwell Council Amends Redevelopment Plan

CALDWELL, NJ — The borough’s Redevelopment Plan that had been approved this past December is now subject to amendments through the first reading of ordinance 1410-21 introduced during the Borough Council meeting held on April 6. 

In a memorandum dated April 5 from Topology NJ LLC, which the borough has contracted with for professional planning services for the Downtown ...

West Caldwell Council Continues Budget Process for 2021

WEST CALDWELL, NJ — As the governing body prepares the municipal budget for 2021, Chief Financial Officer Nikole Baltycki reviewed proposed capital and operating budgets, with directors from the library, public works and recreation departments during the Township Council meeting held on April 6.

In attendance on the Zoom meeting were library director Samantha McCoy, Department ...

Wrestling: West Essex Defeats Ramsey, 56-15

April 14, 2021

NORTH CALDWELL, NJ - The West Essex wrestling team continued its successful 2021 season with a 56-15 victory over Ramsey on Tuesday.

Four Knights wrestlers recorded pins of their opponents. At 220 pounds, Joseph Janish needed just 49 seconds to pin his man. Luca Salvatorielli scored a pin in 3:19 at 285. West Essex' 145-pound entry, Michael Demiro, recorded a pin in 1:59. At 170 pounds, ...

Boys Lacrosse: Caldwell H.S. Looks Ahead to April 20 Opener

WEST CALDWELL, NJ — The Caldwell boys lacrosse team will open its first regular-season action in 22 months when the Chiefs host West Essex in the opener Tuesday, April 20 at 6:30 p.m.

The 2019 edition of the Chiefs had a 12-8 record, and 2020 was a season that held much promise at Caldwell before all high school sports were canceled last spring.

"We graduated a talented group of ...

Wrestling: West Essex Downs Passaic Tech, 38-33

WAYNE, NJ — The West Essex wrestling team recorded three pins to provide the difference in a 38-33 victory over Passaic Tech on Saturday.

Ethan Kerlin, the Knights' 106-pounder, pinned his opponent in 2:55. Mike Pescatore pinned his man in 3:48 at 126 pounds. At 220 pounds, Amro Salem recorded a pin in 2:34.

Joey Macrino won an 8-3 decision at 113 pounds. At 138 pounds, Ricky ...

Fairfield Police Department Alters Traffic Pattern for Stevenson School

April 13, 2021

FAIRFIELD, NJ — The reopening of Stevenson School presented some traffic complications that have caused the Fairfield Police Department to institute some changes to the traffic flow outside the school.

"When planning anything, sometimes things look good on paper but in practicality, they do not work out as planned. Unfortunately, that was the case on morning of Monday, April 12 ...

New Jersey Pauses Delivery of Johnson & Johnson Vaccine, Awaiting Further 'Guidance' from Federal Government

April 13, 2021

TRENTON, NJ — The state Department of Health has directed all New Jersey vaccination sites to cancel or put on hold appointments for the one-shot Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccine following recommendations by the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Food and Drug Administration.

The health agencies Tuesday issued a pause in the vaccine’s ...

Murphy Announces Latest COVID Figures and Vaccination Totals

TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy reported progress in getting shots into arms as he presented a vaccine update during his press briefing Wednesday. He said that the state has administered 4,892,598 total doses and that 1,896,442 New Jersey residents are now fully vaccinated.

"We are now 40% to our initial goal of 4.7 million individuals fully vaccinated by June 30th," ...

All Individuals Ages 16+ Will be Eligible for Vaccination on April 19

TRENTON, NJ – Gov. Phil Murphy announced during his COVID press briefing on Monday, April 5, that all individuals ages 16+ in New Jersey will be eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccination on April 19 – two weeks ahead of the state’s initial target of May 1.

The state’s phased vaccination roll out has successfully administered 4.7 million doses of ...

New Jersey Pauses Delivery of Johnson & Johnson Vaccine, Awaiting Further 'Guidance' from Federal Government

April 13, 2021

TRENTON, NJ — The state Department of Health has directed all New Jersey vaccination sites to cancel or put on hold appointments for the one-shot Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccine following recommendations by the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Food and Drug Administration.

The health agencies Tuesday issued a pause in the vaccine’s ...

How Will Kids' Camps be Different in West Essex Towns This Summer?

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — The upcoming summer will be the second one on which the COVID-19 pandemic has an effect on nearly all aspects of our daily lives.   

Pods, social distancing, masks, remote learning, hybrid schedules, cohorts, hand sanitizers, quarantining, capacity limits and Zoom are all words that have come to define children’s daily ...

Short Hills Volunteer Hikes to Honor Parents Living with Alzheimer's

April 12, 2021

FLORHAM PARK, NJ — The Alzheimer's Association Greater New Jersey (AAGNJ) Chapter, the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer's care, support, advocacy and research, is spotlighting people who are making a difference in the fight to end Alzheimer's and all other dementias throughout April as part of National Volunteer Month.

With more than 6 million Americans ...

Boys Lacrosse: Caldwell H.S. Looks Ahead to April 20 Opener

WEST CALDWELL, NJ — The Caldwell boys lacrosse team will open its first regular-season action in 22 months when the Chiefs host West Essex in the opener Tuesday, April 20 at 6:30 p.m.

The 2019 edition of the Chiefs had a 12-8 record, and 2020 was a season that held much promise at Caldwell before all high school sports were canceled last spring.

"We graduated a talented group of ...

Livingston Council Honors Roseland Resident, Saint Barnabas Executive Louis LaSalle Upon Retirement

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Upon the retirement of longtime Saint Barnabas Medical Center (SBMC) and RWJBarnabas Health employee Louis LaSalle, the Township of Livingston honored his contributions to the community with small ceremony outside the SBMC Community Field on Madonna Drive, which was a long-awaited project that LaSalle played an integral part in.

Mayor Shawn Klein noted that although ...

New Jersey Is 2021’s State with the 7th Highest Tax Burden: Study

April 4, 2021

NEW JERSEY — New Jersey was ranked as the state with the seventh highest overall tax burden, a 9.98% overall state tax, according to personal finance website WalletHub’s  2021 Tax Burden by State report. Nearby New York was the highest taxed state in the nation.

What accounts for New Jersey's top 10 ranking? Property taxes.

"New Jersey has the third highest ...

Grover Cleveland Middle School Students Have Entries in Count Basie Film Fest

April 9, 2021

CALDWELL, NJ — Three students from Grover Cleveland Middle School have been chosen as official entrants into the 2021 Count Basie Center Teen & College Film Fest.

Eighth-grader Charlie Cosgrove entered a film entitled "The Aliens of Titan Episode One." He created a stop-motion film on the start of an alien invasion.

Eighth-graders Portia Cina Melia Hillman entered a ...

How Will Kids' Camps be Different in West Essex Towns This Summer?

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — The upcoming summer will be the second one on which the COVID-19 pandemic has an effect on nearly all aspects of our daily lives.   

Pods, social distancing, masks, remote learning, hybrid schedules, cohorts, hand sanitizers, quarantining, capacity limits and Zoom are all words that have come to define children’s daily ...

Caldwell Council Provides Forum for Concerns Regarding Lane Avenue Project

April 5, 2021

CALDWELL, NJ — Saturday afternoon, the governing body provided an opportunity for residents of Caldwell and West Caldwell to provide comment and ask questions regarding a pending application submitted by S & S Caldwell Village LLC (S & S), which had been designated as the redeveloper for the project during the March 9 meeting for properties located at 4, 12, 14, and 18 Lane ...

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Newark Man Sentenced for Sexually Assaulting 8 Year Old

April 14, 2021

Newark, NJ – Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens, II, announced today that Diego Ayala, 35, of Newark, was sentenced yesterday to 25 years in New Jersey State Prison for sexually assaulting an eight-year-old girl and filming the crime.

The sentence was imposed by the Honorable Christopher S. Romanyshyn, Judge of the Superior Court.  Under the terms of a plea ...

Essex County Sheriff Faces Challenge in Democratic Primary

April 14, 2021

NEWARK, NJ — For the first time in nine years, Essex County Sheriff Armando Fontoura is being challenged in the Democratic primary.

John Arnold, who served as Newark’s deputy police director from 2014 to 2016, announced on Tuesday that he is challenging the 10-term incumbent for the Democratic nomination on June 8. A general election win would make Arnold the first African American ...

State’s Largest Vaccination Site Opens in Newark: 6,000 Vaccines Administered on First Day

NEWARK, NJ – When Gov. Phil Murphy announced last week the launch of the New Jersey Institute of Technology vaccination site in Newark, it was originally planned to deploy 6,000 doses per day.

On opening day, the site surpassed that mark with nearly 6,200 doses administered. 

“They will be pounding [doses] away,” Murphy said during a press conference outside the ...

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