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James Caldwell Students and Staff to be Featured in Virtual Concert

June 1, 2020

WEST CALDWELL, NJ — Seventeen performances from both James Caldwell High School (JCHS) students and staff will be featured in a virtual concert at 7 p.m. on Friday entitled “A Night of Hope.”

The JCHS Virtual Concert will premiere live on YouTube on Friday. The link will be posted on the JCHS website and all JCHS social media accounts prior to the ...

Murphy to Allow Outdoor Dining, Hair Salon Appointments, In-Person Shopping

TRENTON, NJ – Outdoor dining and in-person retail shopping will be allowed starting June 15, while personal care businesses such as barbershops and hair salons will be able to open a week later as Gov. Phil Murphy continues to peel away social distancing measures.

Youth summer programs will also be permitted to start on July 6 during what Murphy calls Stage 2 of New ...

Protests in Glen Ridge Draws Crowd Calling for Justice in George Floyd Killing

MONTCLAIR, NJ - More than 100 people gathered in Glen Ridge Sunday to peacefully protest the killing of George Floyd, a black man who died after a white police officer in Minneapolis kept his knee on Floyd's neck for nearly nine minutes.

Speakers took the podium to express frustration and call for unity.

For nearly 45 minutes, the group assembled, with some Montclair ...

Murphy to Allow Outdoor Dining, Hair Salon Appointments, In-Person Shopping

June 1, 2020

TRENTON, NJ – Outdoor dining and in-person retail shopping will be allowed starting June 15, while personal care businesses such as barbershops and hair salons will be able to open a week later as Gov. Phil Murphy continues to peel away social distancing measures.

Youth summer programs will also be permitted to start on July 6 during what Murphy calls Stage 2 of New ...

More on Day Care, Camps and Pools Reopening from Murphy

TRENTON, NJ – Day care centers for the children of essential workers have been opened throughout the COVID-19 crisis. As Governor Phil Murphy announced yesterday, they reopen to other parents on June 15.  Within the next few weeks, non-contact sports activities and youth day camps also may open up. What does all this mean? What about pools?

Commissioner of the Department of Children ...

Fairfield Council Provides Updates on Coronavirus Response and Pending Ordinances

FAIRFIELD, NJ — Fairfield Mayor James Gasparini reported that “things are getting better” during Tuesday’s virtual council meeting as he presented an update on the local COVID-19 response.

According to data provided by Essex County, which has expanded its testing sites to include mobile testing units in Roseland, Cedar Grove and West Orange, there were 131 cases of ...

Murphy to Allow Outdoor Dining, Hair Salon Appointments, In-Person Shopping

June 1, 2020

TRENTON, NJ – Outdoor dining and in-person retail shopping will be allowed starting June 15, while personal care businesses such as barbershops and hair salons will be able to open a week later as Gov. Phil Murphy continues to peel away social distancing measures.

Youth summer programs will also be permitted to start on July 6 during what Murphy calls Stage 2 of New ...

Alzheimer’s Association Calls for Action as NJ Nursing Home Crisis Grows

FLORHAM PARK, NJ — As COVID-19 continues to threaten the health of millions in New Jersey and throughout the country, evidence also continues to demonstrate that nursing homes and assisted living communities are being ravaged by the pandemic.

The Alzheimer’s Association recently released guidance urging lawmakers to implement new policies to address the nursing homes and ...

Caldwell Resident Named Among Top Wellness "Mompreneurs" in New Jersey

LITTLE FALLS, NJ — In New Jersey Family’s first-ever Mompreneur of the Year contest, which recognizes small businesses owned and operated by New Jersey mom, Caldwell mother of four Taryn Lagonigro was named the runner-up in the “Wellness and Fitness” category for her business, Iris Mind + Body.

As a yoga instructor, Lagonigro said she encountered people who ...

Silent Three-Hour Salute on Memorial Day Raises Funds for Fairfield VFW Post

May 30, 2020

FAIRFIELD, NJ — Wearing his Dress Blues uniform to honor those who paid the ultimate sacrifice on Memorial Day, United States Marine Veteran and Commander of Fairfield VFW Post 7925 Brian Gallagher held a three-hour silent salute to raise funds for the VFW, which was forced to close due to the pandemic.

According to the commander, VFW Post 7925 has lost thousands in hall rentals, ...

Roseland Announces 2020 Mothers and Senior Citizen of the Year

ROSELAND, NJ — During a recent council meeting, the Borough of Roseland announced that resident Angelo Carrozza has been named the 2020 Senior Citizen of the Year and Danielle Vigilante and Jennifer Holden have been named the 2020 Mothers of the Year.

As she announced the winners during the virtual meeting, Councilwoman Michelle Tolli said she had fond memories of being named Mother ...

Essex County Emergency Food Distribution to be Held May 28

MONTCLAIR, NJ — An Essex County Emergency Food Distribution Event will be held on Thursday, May 28 at the Charles H. Bullock School in Montclair to help families negatively impacted by coronavirus. The 1,000 boxes of food that will be distributed are meant to benefit families who have been forced out of work and are not able to afford food. 

The event will be held as follows, ...

James Caldwell Students and Staff to be Featured in Virtual Concert

June 1, 2020

WEST CALDWELL, NJ — Seventeen performances from both James Caldwell High School (JCHS) students and staff will be featured in a virtual concert at 7 p.m. on Friday entitled “A Night of Hope.”

The JCHS Virtual Concert will premiere live on YouTube on Friday. The link will be posted on the JCHS website and all JCHS social media accounts prior to the ...

West Essex and Caldwell-West Caldwell Districts Respond to State Aid Reductions

WEST ESSEX AREA, NJ — After Gov. Phil Murphy announced that approximately $335 million has been cut from his original school-funding proposal as a result of the financial impact of the COVID-19 outbreak, the superintendents of the West Essex Regional and Caldwell-West Caldwell (CWC) school districts commented on the revised proposals, which affected the two communities as follows:

CWC ...

West Essex Officials React to Governor's Decision to Allow July Graduations

NORTH CALDWELL, NJ — Amid increasing pressure from students and their families, Gov. Phil Murphy announced on Tuesday that schools will be allowed to have in-person graduation ceremonies—something that would have previously been prohibited under the state’s COVID-19 social distancing orders.

According to Murphy, the graduation ceremonies will be permitted to begin after July ...

Fairfield Police Arrest Vehicle Burglary Suspect on Multiple Charges

May 22, 2020

FAIRFIELD, NJ — A 23-year-old East Orange man was recently arrested in Fairfield for burglary, hindering apprehension and possession of less than 50 grams of marijuana.

At approximately 5:06 p.m. on Tuesday, officers were dispatched to Gardner Road on a report of suspicious male seen pulling on car door handles and then entering a black 2008 Lexus. After a witness to the incident ...

Fairfield Council Provides Updates on Coronavirus Response and Pending Ordinances

May 29, 2020

FAIRFIELD, NJ — Fairfield Mayor James Gasparini reported that “things are getting better” during Tuesday’s virtual council meeting as he presented an update on the local COVID-19 response.

According to data provided by Essex County, which has expanded its testing sites to include mobile testing units in Roseland, Cedar Grove and West Orange, there were 131 cases of ...

Virtual Meeting Garners Public Input on Caldwell Community Center

CALDWELL, NJ — Nearly 300 Caldwell-area residents participated in a virtual town hall meeting on Thursday to discuss the status and potential future of the Caldwell Community Center (CCC), which has been closed since March 13 due to the pandemic and will remain closed until at least January while a task force analyzes its financial viability.

Prior to the forced closure, ...

Roseland Announces 2020 Mothers and Senior Citizen of the Year

ROSELAND, NJ — During a recent council meeting, the Borough of Roseland announced that resident Angelo Carrozza has been named the 2020 Senior Citizen of the Year and Danielle Vigilante and Jennifer Holden have been named the 2020 Mothers of the Year.

As she announced the winners during the virtual meeting, Councilwoman Michelle Tolli said she had fond memories of being named Mother ...

Caldwell Resident Named Among Top Wellness "Mompreneurs" in New Jersey

May 25, 2020

LITTLE FALLS, NJ — In New Jersey Family’s first-ever Mompreneur of the Year contest, which recognizes small businesses owned and operated by New Jersey mom, Caldwell mother of four Taryn Lagonigro was named the runner-up in the “Wellness and Fitness” category for her business, Iris Mind + Body.

As a yoga instructor, Lagonigro said she encountered people who ...

James Caldwell Students and Staff to be Featured in Virtual Concert

June 1, 2020

WEST CALDWELL, NJ — Seventeen performances from both James Caldwell High School (JCHS) students and staff will be featured in a virtual concert at 7 p.m. on Friday entitled “A Night of Hope.”

The JCHS Virtual Concert will premiere live on YouTube on Friday. The link will be posted on the JCHS website and all JCHS social media accounts prior to the ...

Roseland Against the Compressor Station Coalition Resumes In-Person Vigils

May 18, 2020

ROSELAND, NJ — The Roseland Against the Compressor Station (RACS) coalition recently held its first visibility vigil along Eagle Rock Avenue on Monday after being suspended two months ago due to the pandemic. These demonstrations will continue monthy with social-distancing guidelines in place until further notice. 

Ted Glick, RACS coalition coordinator, explained that this is ...

Trinity Academy in Caldwell Among Schools to be Closed by Newark Archdiocese

May 14, 2020

CALDWELL, NJ — Trinity Academy in Caldwell was on the list of nine elementary schools that the Archdiocese of Newark announced last week would be closing at the end of this school year.

The school will remain active through the end of the school year, with lessons and assignments continuing to be administered via distance-learning platforms in compliance with the statewide ...

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Protests in Glen Ridge Draws Crowd Calling for Justice in George Floyd Killing

June 1, 2020

MONTCLAIR, NJ - More than 100 people gathered in Glen Ridge Sunday to peacefully protest the killing of George Floyd, a black man who died after a white police officer in Minneapolis kept his knee on Floyd's neck for nearly nine minutes.

Speakers took the podium to express frustration and call for unity.

For nearly 45 minutes, the group assembled, with some Montclair ...

Essex County Executive DiVincenzo Announces Cancellation of Summer Concerts and Fireworks

June 1, 2020

Essex County, NJ – Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. announced on Monday, June 1st that the 2020 Essex County Summer Music Concert Series and Fireworks displays have been canceled because of the Coronavirus.

“Our Summer Concert Series and Fireworks Spectaculars are much anticipated events that attract spectators from throughout Essex County and beyond. They ...

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