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West Essex Athletics Spotlight: Knights' Tailback Will Perez

October 22, 2018

NORTH CALDWELL, NJ - As the undefeated West Essex football team powers onward in defense of a state championship, senior tailback Will Perez leads the way for the squad.

“[My expectation] is nothing short of another state championship," Perez said. "(For myself) and a lot of other captains on the team as well as our coach, that’s the standard we hold ourselves ...

County College of Morris Athletic Director Receives Regional Award

MOUNT POCONO, PA – Jack Sullivan, the athletic director of County College of Morris (CCM), recently received the Region XIX Ron Case Athletic Director of the Year Award at the Region XIX Fall Meeting held at the Mount Airy Resort in Mount Pocono, Penn. This prestigious award is presented annually to a Region XIX Athletic Director for his or her commitment and positive ...

Field Hockey: West Essex Wins Eighth Straight County Title

NORTH CALDWELL, NJ — The West Essex field hockey team used resilience to take a 3-1 victory over Montclair Kimberley Academy (MKA) on continuing the championship tradition with the Knights’ eighth consecutive county title.

“I was excited that we did a good job,” said head coach Jill Cosse. “All of us played well in the second half and it got better and better and ...

Accident on I-280 in West Orange Tying Up Thursday Afternoon Traffic

October 18, 2018

WEST ORANGE/LIVINGSTON, NJ - (Updated at 4:40 p.m.) A jackknifed tractor-trailer Thursday afternoon was causing massive delays on I-280 in West Orange. Two other local accidents in Livingston were adding to the congestion in the area.

According to BNN (Breaking News Network) and 511nj.org, the accident, which happened shortly before 4 p.m., occurred on the eastbound side of the highway, in the ...

Home Invasion and Sexual Assault Under Investigation in Maplewood; Suspect At Large

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - The Essex County Prosector's Office Special Victims Unit and the Maplewood Police Department are investigating the home invasion and sexual assault of a woman on Tuesday in Maplewood, according to a press release on Wednesday from Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens, II, and Maplewood Police Chief Police Chief Jim DeVaul.

The woman, age 24,  first ...

Fairfield Police Arrest Three in Separate Incidents of Robbery, DUI and More

FAIRFIELD, NJ — The Fairfield Police Department made the following arrests over the last week involving charges of robbery, driving under the influence (DUI), narcotics possession and more.

Brandol Vargas, 18, of New York, NY, was arrested on Oct. 11 for second-degree robbery after he stole $5,500 worth of clothing that he had agreed to purchase through social media.

According to ...

County College of Morris Athletic Director Receives Regional Award

October 22, 2018

MOUNT POCONO, PA – Jack Sullivan, the athletic director of County College of Morris (CCM), recently received the Region XIX Ron Case Athletic Director of the Year Award at the Region XIX Fall Meeting held at the Mount Airy Resort in Mount Pocono, Penn. This prestigious award is presented annually to a Region XIX Athletic Director for his or her commitment and positive ...

West Essex School Board Hears Violence and Vandalism Report

NORTH CALDWELL, NJ - Juliann Hoebee, West Essex High School’s assistant principal, and Luisa Tamburri, West Essex Middle School assistant principal, presented a Violence and Vandalism Report to the West Essex Regional Board of Education during Monday’s meeting.

In addition to presenting the data of occurrences, the assistant principals discussed the multitude of proactive ...

What To Expect This 'Spooktober' At Orchard School

WEST CALDWELL, NJ - The month of October at Orchard School in West Caldwell sees the children settling into established routines throughout the day.  

According to Education.com, “One of the most important things that you can do to make your young child feel safe is to establish as much routine in their life as possible. Children (and adults) feel the most secure when their lives ...

West Essex Athletics Spotlight: Knights' Tailback Will Perez

October 22, 2018

NORTH CALDWELL, NJ - As the undefeated West Essex football team powers onward in defense of a state championship, senior tailback Will Perez leads the way for the squad.

“[My expectation] is nothing short of another state championship," Perez said. "(For myself) and a lot of other captains on the team as well as our coach, that’s the standard we hold ourselves ...

Field Hockey: West Essex Wins Eighth Straight County Title

NORTH CALDWELL, NJ — The West Essex field hockey team used resilience to take a 3-1 victory over Montclair Kimberley Academy (MKA) on continuing the championship tradition with the Knights’ eighth consecutive county title.

“I was excited that we did a good job,” said head coach Jill Cosse. “All of us played well in the second half and it got better and better and ...

Football: West Essex Makes a Statement with Victory Over Parsippany Hills

NORTH CALDWELL, NJ — The West Essex football team sent a message to both the conference and state on Senior Night Friday with a 55-14 victory over Parsippany Hills, leaving the Knights undefeated at 7-0.

“The thing I like about this team more than anything else is they’re never satisfied,” said head coach Chris Benacquista. “Last week, I challenged them that this ...

Roseland Council Introduces Proposed Rental-Stabilization Ordinance for Seniors

October 19, 2018

ROSELAND, NJ — A public hearing will be held on Nov. 13 to discuss an ordinance introduced at Tuesday’s Roseland Borough Council meeting that would add “rent stabilization for senior citizens” to the borough’s general building and housing ordinance.

After hearing from many comments from residents on Tuesday both for and against this ordinance, the council is ...

West Caldwell Council Receives Department of Recreation Report

WEST CALDWELL, NJ - West Caldwell recreation director Gabe DiMasi and assistant director Bari Schmulewitz presented a status report of the department’s programming and expanding offerings to the public, council and Mayor Joseph Tempesta during Tuesday’s West Caldwell Township Council meeting.

Schmulewitz presented a PowerPoint that included data regarding registration for each of ...

West Orange Chamber and Essex County Office of Small Business Development Team Up

October 17, 2018

WEST ORANGE, NJ – The West Orange Chamber of Commerce (WOCC), in collaboration with the Essex County Office of Small Business Development and Affirmative Action, will host a lunch and learn workshop for small business owners from noon to 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 25 at the Turtle Back Zoo in West Orange.

Attendees will hear from several speakers, including Joseph DiVincenzo, Jr., ...

Bederson LLP Sweeps Five New Jersey Accounting Awards in 2018

WEST ORANGE, NJ - Bederson LLP, a local accounting firm with offices in West Orange and Fairfield, has been named "Best of 2018" in five accounting categories by the New Jersey Law Journal.

The journal distributes an annual "Best Of" survey to readers, asking them to name their choices for best professional service provider to the New Jersey Legal Community. Many ...

Lavallette Beach Unveils Brendan Tevlin Memorial Playground

October 13, 2018

LAVALLETTE, NJ — A New Jersey State Police helicopter flew overhead and members of the United States Coast Guard floated nearby as hundreds celebrated the grand opening of a playground recently built in Lavallette Beach in memory of Livingston resident Brendan Tevlin a little more than four years after he was fatally shot in West Orange.

Firefighters and other volunteers from across the ...

Caldwell Community Celebrates Fall at 27th Annual Street Fair

October 10, 2018

CALDWELL, NJ — Bloomfield Avenue was closed to traffic on Sunday afternoon when 200 vendors set up stands to celebrate the 27th annual Rotary/Kiwanis Caldwell Street Fair.

Tom Cocchiola, a member of the board of overseers for the event, said he has been to all 27 events and proudly noted that “all revenue from the event goes to local and international ...

Roseland Council Introduces Proposed Rental-Stabilization Ordinance for Seniors

October 19, 2018

ROSELAND, NJ — A public hearing will be held on Nov. 13 to discuss an ordinance introduced at Tuesday’s Roseland Borough Council meeting that would add “rent stabilization for senior citizens” to the borough’s general building and housing ordinance.

After hearing from many comments from residents on Tuesday both for and against this ordinance, the council is ...

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Open House at Modern Music Academy in Caldwell, Oct. 3

September 26, 2018

There will be an OPEN HOUSE at Modern Music Academy in Caldwell on Oct. 3. Act soon. As you all know we are filling up fast!

 

Our teachers and available times are changing every day. Some of our faculty's schedules already are completely full. We will hold an Open House date of Wednesday, Oct. 3. Stop by 371 Bloomfield Ave. in Caldwell and get your lessons or DANCE Membership set ...

Complementary Posture Screens at The Joint Chiropractic of West Caldwell

WEST CALDWELL, NJ — Until the end of September, The Joint Chiropractic of West Caldwell is offering Complementary Posture Scans. 

In addition to the cosmetic benefits of proper posture, poor posture directly influences health via decreased function and increased pain. Now, you can see the effects of “Text Neck” or sitting all day at work.

Using the latest ...

West Essex Athletics Spotlight: Knights' Tailback Will Perez

October 22, 2018

NORTH CALDWELL, NJ - As the undefeated West Essex football team powers onward in defense of a state championship, senior tailback Will Perez leads the way for the squad.

“[My expectation] is nothing short of another state championship," Perez said. "(For myself) and a lot of other captains on the team as well as our coach, that’s the standard we hold ourselves ...

Improvements Underway at Essex County Riker Hill Art Park

October 18, 2018

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Following a second public meeting held in Livingston last week to discuss the current plans for how to spend the $1 million currently allotted toward the revitalization of Riker Hill Art Park (RHAP) in Livingston, some of the priorities, such as improving the safety and accessibility of the entrance at the intersection of Beaufort Avenue and Homestead Drive, are ...

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Fairfield Free Public Library, Fairfield

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Essex County Clerk Sponsors Early Voting By Mail (VBM) Centers

October 23, 2018

NEWARK, NJ - Two Early Voting Facilities will be opened to Essex County Registered Voters. The Essex County Clerk’s Office, Christopher J. Durkin, County Clerk will open an additional Early Voting Center located at the South Mountain Recreation Complex, Turtle Back Zoo (TBZ) Education Building, 560 Northfield Avenue, West Orange, NJ 07052. Registered Voters can cast their Vote in person ...

Obituaries

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Obituary - Donald J. Cooney, March 23, 1932 to June 2, 2018 Donald J. Cooney, 86, of North ...
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Letter to the Editor in Support of Dassing-Hauser-Fiore for Caldwell Council

October 10, 2018

To the Editor,

     I support Ann Dassing, Richard Hauser, and Jason Fiore, for Caldwell.  Under the leadership of Mayor Dassing, public safety has been a priority. Today, 95% of the aging water mains have been replaced, guaranteeing fire fighters maximum water pressure to fight a fire.  In 2014, Caldwell created a “Fire Prevention Bureau” appointing a ...