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Girls Basketball: West Essex Tops Mount St. Dominic, 52-42

January 15, 2019

NORTH CALDWELL, NJ -- Olivia Hansson scored 19 points, grabbed seven rebounds and handed out three assists to lead West Essex to a 52-42 girls basketball victory over Mount St. Dominic on Tuesday.

Halle Aschenbach finished with 11 points and four assists for West Essex (8-1), which outscored Mount St. Dominic, 16-7, in the third quarter to take a 40-26 lead.

Jessica Coia totaled nine points ...

Boys Basketball: Livingston Outduels West Essex, 37-20

LIVINGSTON, NJ — The Livingston boys basketball team is at the top of its game after a 37-20 victory over West Essex on Tuesday gave the Lancers their fourth win in the last five games.

“Defensively, we set the tone pretty early tonight, which is good because we know [West Essex] does a pretty good job themselves of slowing the game down,” said Livingston head coach Dave ...

Minuteman Press in Caldwell Offering 20% Discount

CALDWELL, NJ -- Minuteman Press in Caldwell (359B Bloomfield Ave.) is offering a 20 percent discount to all new customers.

The company provides digital print, design and promotional products and services to a full range of businesses.

Minuteman Press International was once again rated the #1 Printing Franchise in the printing industry by Entrepreneur Magazine (January 2018). This is the ...

Man Arrested in Fairfield for Possessing 15 Credit Cards in Different Names

January 7, 2019

FAIRFIELD, NJ — A 40-year-old man has been arrested in Fairfield for being in possession of 15 credit cards in the names of three different individuals after a Fairfield resident alerted police about suspicious activity, according to Fairfield police.

A Little Falls Road resident contacted police in October after a former co-worker, identified as former Morris Planes resident John ...

Fairfield Police Department Appoints Four New Officers

FAIRFIELD, NJ — Four new police officers—probationary officers David DeCarlo, Daniel Kalinowski and Sean Wilk and class III special officer Joseph Prinzo—were officially sworn into the Fairfield Police Department on Wednesday night at the township’s 2019 reorganization meeting.

Fairfield Police Chief Anthony Manna thanked the governing body for its ...

West Essex Board of Education Welcomes New Member for 2019

January 5, 2019

NORTH CALDWELL, NJ — During its annual reorganizational meeting, the West Essex Regional Board of Education welcomed new member Raphael Stampone to represent Fairfield. Stampone begins his three-year term after receiving 128 write-in votes during the November election.

Stampone will be taking the seat previously occupied by Kristen Wells, who decided to vacate the seat after two ...

CCM to Host In-Person Registration for 2019 Spring Semester

RANDOLPH, NJ – There’s still time to enroll for the spring 2019 semester at County College of Morris (CCM). The college will be holding five in-person sessions in January on a walk-in basis for students interested in registering for classes.

Students must apply to the college prior to registering for classes. 

The in-person sessions will take place in the ...

Girls Basketball: West Essex Tops Mount St. Dominic, 52-42

January 15, 2019

NORTH CALDWELL, NJ -- Olivia Hansson scored 19 points, grabbed seven rebounds and handed out three assists to lead West Essex to a 52-42 girls basketball victory over Mount St. Dominic on Tuesday.

Halle Aschenbach finished with 11 points and four assists for West Essex (8-1), which outscored Mount St. Dominic, 16-7, in the third quarter to take a 40-26 lead.

Jessica Coia totaled nine points ...

Boys Basketball: Livingston Outduels West Essex, 37-20

LIVINGSTON, NJ — The Livingston boys basketball team is at the top of its game after a 37-20 victory over West Essex on Tuesday gave the Lancers their fourth win in the last five games.

“Defensively, we set the tone pretty early tonight, which is good because we know [West Essex] does a pretty good job themselves of slowing the game down,” said Livingston head coach Dave ...

Ice Hockey: West Essex Gets By Oratory, 4-3

WEST ORANGE, NJ -- The West Essex ice hockey team scored two goals in the third period for a 4-3 victory over Oratory Prep on Monday.

The Knights (8-3-3) got goals from four different players, and two assists from Connor McCarthy, who did not score himself. Alex Laglia and Connor Barnette each had one goal and one assist, Nick Trabb scored a goal and Connor Hapward also scored.

Gilroy Prial ...

Newly Elected Roseland Mayor and Council Members Sworn into Office

January 9, 2019

ROSELAND, NJ — James Spango was sworn into office as mayor of Roseland and Roger Freda and Eileen Fishman were sworn into office as the newest members of the borough council on Tuesday in a ceremony attended by more than 350 guests at the Nicholas, Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Church.

Members of Roseland Girl Scout Troop No. 20418, ...

Fairfield Township Reorganizes for 2019

FAIRFIELD, NJ — In addition to electing Thomas Morgan as council president for 2019, the Fairfield township council also approved of appointments for various other positions during the 2019 reorganization meeting. The event was led by outgoing council president John LaForgia, with an invocation by Father Juan Pablo of Fairfield’s St. Thomas More Parish.

During the meeting, ...

Fairfield Honors Louis Contaldi for 37 Years of Service on Planning Board

FAIRFIELD, NJ — In recognition of Louis Contaldi’s 37 years of outstanding service and dedication to the Fairfield Township Planning Board, the Fairfield mayor and council presented him with a commemorative plaque during the 2019 reorganization meeting.

Mayor James Gasparini thanked Contaldi for his many years of service not only on the planning board, but also to the township ...

Livingston Accounting Firm SobelCo Names Two New Members

January 13, 2019

LIVINGSTON, NJ — The Livingston-based certified public accounting and advisory firm SobelCo has announced that Mariana Moghadam and John Mellage have been named as members of the firm.

According to managing member Alan Sobel, both individuals had already made significant contributions to the firm’s leadership group in their previous roles as Senior Managers, working with clients, ...

North Essex Chamber to Host Annual Winter Social in Caldwell

CALDWELL, NJ — The North Essex Chamber of Commerce (NECC) will hold its Winter Social and Annual Meeting on Wednesday, Jan. 23 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Cloverleaf Tavern, located at 395 Bloomfield Avenue in Caldwell.

During the event, a brief presentation will highlight NECC accomplishments over the last year as well as things to come in 2019.

As space is ...

Homegrown Fairfield Garden Center Closes After 52 Years

FAIRFIELD, NJ - Many residents were surprised and saddened this weekend when Fairfield Garden Center announced that it will close its doors for good after 52 years in the township. Fairfield Garden Center was also home to Jody's Silk Florist, whose Christmas Ice Caverns became an annual holiday tradition for many families prior to its ...

Bederson LLP of Fairfield Lends Hand to Raise Awareness for Eva’s Village

January 8, 2019

PATERSON, NJ — Representatives from Bederson LLP New Jersey Certified Public Accountants are supporting the mission of Eva's Village, a Paterson-based nonprofit that helps thousands of men, women and children each year by addressing basic needs of food and shelter as well as complex issues around addiction, mental illness and chronic homelessness.

Eva’s Village ...

Roseland Public Library Displays Work of Two Local Artists

January 14, 2019

ROSELAND, NJ - Paintings from local artists Cristina Palermo-Havens of North Caldwell and Marcia Sangillo of Fairfield are on display at the Roseland Public Library until Friday, Feb. 1.

Roseland Public Library introduced the artists to the community with a special art opening reception on Saturday in the library's Community Room. The artists ...

Meadowbrook Country Day Camp to Host Two Open House Events

LONG VALLEY, NJ – Meadowbrook Country Day Camp is inviting all prospective camp families to attend one of two upcoming Open House events, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., on Sunday, Jan. 13 or Saturday, Feb. 2, on site at 73 East Valley Brook Road, in Long Valley.

The camp directors and leadership team will welcome prospective families with an information session, followed by an ...

Essex County Enacts Code Blue Due to Cold Weather Forecast

January 10, 2019

ESSEX COUNTY AREA, NJ — Essex County’s Code Blue procedures are being activated through Monday, Jan. 14 due to extreme cold weather in the forecast, Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo, Jr. and Essex County Sheriff Armando Fontoura announced on Thursday.

When a Code Blue is declared, a network of warming stations operated by the county and its municipalities as well as ...

West Essex YMCA to Host Open House; Joiner Fee Waived Through Jan. 31

LIVINGSTON, NJ — The West Essex YMCA is hosting an all-day open house event, featuring free fitness classes, youth activities and more on Saturday, Jan. 5.

Fitness classes will be open to the community in the morning from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m., followed by mid-day youth activities from 10:30 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. A YMCA camp open house will follow from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., where the camp ...

Livingston CPA Discusses Rush to Divorce Following Change in Tax Law

January 6, 2019

LIVINGSTON, NJ – Michael H. Karu, CPA/CFF, a member of the Livingston-based accounting firm Levine, Jacobs & Company, LLC, was recently featured on “CBS News” during a segment about the recent change in the alimony tax law.

Under the new federal law as of Jan. 1, alimony is no longer tax-deductible and the tax burden shifts from the ...

Deer Culling Program to Begin Thursday at Hilltop Reservation

January 13, 2019

NORTH CALDWELL, NJ — In an effort to revitalize the forest ecology in Essex County’s forest areas, the county’s Deer Management Program will begin on Jan. 15 and continue through March. This year, the program has been modified so that culling will occur on Tuesdays in South Mountain Reservation and Thursdays in Hilltop Reservation.

According to Essex County Executive ...

Homegrown Fairfield Garden Center Closes After 52 Years

FAIRFIELD, NJ - Many residents were surprised and saddened this weekend when Fairfield Garden Center announced that it will close its doors for good after 52 years in the township. Fairfield Garden Center was also home to Jody's Silk Florist, whose Christmas Ice Caverns became an annual holiday tradition for many families prior to its ...

Local Realtor Shares Outlook on Winter Market in West Essex Area

January 11, 2019

WEST ESSEX AREA, NJ — Although one of the most popular questions posed to a real estate professional is “How is the market?” Tezeta Roro, a licensed real estate professional specializing in Essex, Union and Morris counties, said she often answers this question with, “There is always a market."

According to Roro, the conditions for buyers and sellers may ...

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Minuteman Press in Caldwell Offering 20% Discount

January 15, 2019

CALDWELL, NJ -- Minuteman Press in Caldwell (359B Bloomfield Ave.) is offering a 20 percent discount to all new customers.

The company provides digital print, design and promotional products and services to a full range of businesses.

Minuteman Press International was once again rated the #1 Printing Franchise in the printing industry by Entrepreneur Magazine (January 2018). This is the ...

West Essex Field Hockey's Ellie Decker Leaves Historic Legacy

January 3, 2019

NORTH CALDWELL, NJ — After completing a championship season, West Essex field hockey star Ellie Decker finished her varsity career in a historic fashion.

This past season, the Knights were dominant with a 21-3-1 record for the year. Decker was instrumental as captain in sending the team to a Group 2 state title. For Decker, the accomplishment was her second Group Championship of her ...

Essex County Presents Budget and Addresses 2019 Initiatives

January 14, 2019

NEWARK, NJ – A budget of $761.6 million has been presented in Essex County in an effort to stabilize the county’s financial plan and address the challenges due to the ongoing national economic conditions.

According to Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo, Jr., who presented the proposed budget prior to the state’s statutory Jan. 15 deadline for the 16th consecutive ...

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Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Offers High School Internships

January 14, 2019

Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens, II, announced on Friday that the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office is seeking high school juniors to participate in the ECPO annual summer internship program.

This five-week program is designed to teach high school students about careers in law, law enforcement and government.  The summer internship program will run from July 8, ...

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