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Rotating Drop Schedule Proposed for West Essex Middle School

December 12, 2018

NORTH CALDWELL, NJ — West Essex Middle School (WEMS) principal Vee Popat presented a proposal to the West Essex Regional Board of Education on Monday to incorporate a rotate-and-drop schedule beginning in September 2019. This schedule would be consistent with West Essex High School’s (WEHS) schedule that began in 2014, he explained.

Popat noted that the current schedule ...

West Essex Girls Basketball Team Seeks Superior Team Chemistry as Season Tips Off Friday

NORTH CALDWELL, NJ - A trio of returning starters will be asked to take on expanded roles and help the West Essex girls basketball team integrate a host of newcomers into the rotation as the season gets under way Friday, Dec. 14 at home against James Caldwell High School.

Head coach Maria Faggiani has two seniors and a junior upon whose experience she will be depending as the Lady Knights ...

Earn Extra Credit Through Online Winterim Courses at County College of Morris

RANDOLPH, NJ — Registration is still taking place for the Winterim semesters at County College of Morris (CCM).

Winterim classes, which are offered online in a condensed format, are a convenient way to earn some extra credit and stay on course to graduate. Two Winterim sessions are offered at CCM, a four-week session that begins on Friday, Dec. 21, and a two-week session that begins on ...

Marijuana Shipment to Fairfield Storage Unit Results in Arrest

December 2, 2018

FAIRFIELD, NJ — A 30-year-old Clifton man was arrested in Fairfield on Thursday for second-degree possession of more than five pounds of marijuana, possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, conspiracy and possession of drug paraphernalia.

At approximately 1:15 p.m., management of Extra Space storage, a self-storage facility located on Route 46 West, contacted the Fairfield ...

Rotating Drop Schedule Proposed for West Essex Middle School

December 12, 2018

NORTH CALDWELL, NJ — West Essex Middle School (WEMS) principal Vee Popat presented a proposal to the West Essex Regional Board of Education on Monday to incorporate a rotate-and-drop schedule beginning in September 2019. This schedule would be consistent with West Essex High School’s (WEHS) schedule that began in 2014, he explained.

Popat noted that the current schedule ...

Earn Extra Credit Through Online Winterim Courses at County College of Morris

RANDOLPH, NJ — Registration is still taking place for the Winterim semesters at County College of Morris (CCM).

Winterim classes, which are offered online in a condensed format, are a convenient way to earn some extra credit and stay on course to graduate. Two Winterim sessions are offered at CCM, a four-week session that begins on Friday, Dec. 21, and a two-week session that begins on ...

Young Entrepreneurs to Present at Roseland's "Kids Today, Entrepreneurs Tomorrow" Holiday Bazaar

ROSELAND, NJ — Young entrepreneurs from Roseland will be selling their products on Saturday at the first “Kids Today, Entrepreneurs Tomorrow” holiday shopping bazaar, organized by Roseland resident Margaret Wohltmann after her 8-year-old twins, Joseph and Samantha, recently showed interest in “opening their own business.”

Wohltmann, a business teacher at ...

West Essex Girls Basketball Team Seeks Superior Team Chemistry as Season Tips Off Friday

December 10, 2018

NORTH CALDWELL, NJ - A trio of returning starters will be asked to take on expanded roles and help the West Essex girls basketball team integrate a host of newcomers into the rotation as the season gets under way Friday, Dec. 14 at home against James Caldwell High School.

Head coach Maria Faggiani has two seniors and a junior upon whose experience she will be depending as the Lady Knights ...

Two Caldwell Girls Soccer Players Named to 2018 SEC All-Liberty Division Team

NORTH CALDWELL, NJ - The James Caldwell girls soccer team was honored with two selections to the first team of the 2018 Super Essex Conference's All-Liberty Division team.

Angie Nicol and Emily Blankenship of Caldwell both were named to the first team by the conference's coaches. Nicol, a freshman forward, finished with nine goals and three assists for the Lady Chiefs in 2018.

Ice Hockey: West Essex Ties Millburn, 3-3

WEST ORANGE, NJ - The West Essex ice hockey team skated to a 3-3 tie against Millburn on Saturday at Codey Arena.

The Knights (1-1-2) trailed, 2-0, after one period. Alex Laglia provided two assists as they rallied back in the final two periods.

Connor Hapward scored a goal and had an assist, and Dominic Sedicino and Jack Santoro each scored a goal for West Essex, which got 27 saves from ...

Caldwell Receives Update on Sewer Utility System Maintenance and Repairs

December 7, 2018

CALDWELL, NJ — Representing the Caldwell Sewer Utility, Greg Seaman presented an update on the system’s maintenance and repairs that are required to comply with the New Jersey Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) notification to address deficiencies in the system during Tuesday’s borough council meeting.

According to Seaman, the EPA has informed the borough that the ...

Fairfield to Begin Revaluation Process; Discusses Fair Share Housing Settlement

FAIRFIELD, NJ — An ordinance authorizing a special emergency appropriation of $225,000 for the preparation and execution of a complete program of revaluation of real property for the use of the Fairfield Township tax assessor was approved during the Fairfield Township Council’s recent meeting.

As previously reported, the Essex County Tax Board has filed a court order for the ...

Fairfield Council Addresses New Police Headquarters & Holiday Festivities

FAIRFIELD, NJ — At the November Fairfield Township Council meeting, Mayor James Gasparini informed the public that the Fairfield Police Department building was officially closed to the public on Monday, Nov. 26. The council also encouraged residents to attend Sunday’s Winter Wonderland Extravaganza at 4 p.m. (more details below).

According to Gasparini, Fairfield police operations ...

Events By CC in Fairfield Offering Free Giveaways, Huge Savings This Holiday Season

December 10, 2018

FAIRFIELD, NJ - Events By CC would like to wish you and your families a very safe, bright and happy holiday by offering a 20% discount off of any Event Planning or Day Of Coordinating packages that we offer, from now until Dec. 31. You will also be put in a raffle (winner called out New Year's Day) with chances to receive our services "of your ...

Controversial Montclair Ice Cream Shop with 'Sexualized' Logo Shuts Its Doors

MONTCLAIR, NJ - After nearly a year in business, the embattled Dairy Air ice cream company has permanently closed its doors.

Located at 521 Bloomfield Ave., Dairy Air came under fire for having what residents called a "sexualized" logo. 

Shortly after opening in 2017, the ice cream shop encountered problems with many Montclair residents who took to social media, ...

North Essex Chamber to Host Women-to-Women Networking Breakfast at Thatcher McGhee's Fairfield

FAIRFIELD, NJ - The public is invited to attend the North Essex Chamber of Commerce's (NECC) Women-to-Women Networking Breakfast and Presentation on Friday, Dec. 7 from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. at Thatcher McGhee's Fairfield, located at 31 Passaic Avenue. 

This event is free to members or $10 for non-members $10. Both men and women are invited, and ...

Fairfield Shelter and Caldwell Food Pantry Team Up for Holiday Drive

December 7, 2018

FAIRFIELD, NJ ­— The Caldwell and Fairfield communities are hoping to help their neighbors and “furry companions” during the holidays by hosting a food drive at the All Creatures Great and Small animal hospital in Fairfield.

In partnership with the Caldwell Food Pantry, the animal hospital is currently accepting donations of canned goods and non-perishable food items, dog ...

Caldwell Environmental Commission Presents Sustainability Awards

CALDWELL, NJ - Ann Marchioni, chair of the Caldwell Environmental Commission (CEC), presented Sustainable Awards several groups and individuals during Tuesday’s borough council meeting.

The CEC recently became the recipient of the coveted Blue Ribbon Award, presented by the Pennsylvania Horticulture Society in recognition of community efforts for the “Plight of the ...

Caldwell-West Caldwell Lighting Ceremonies Kick Off Holiday Season

December 5, 2018

CALDWELL-WEST CALDWELL AREA, NJ — The holiday season kicked off this week in the Caldwell-West Caldwell area with Christmas tree and Menorah lighting ceremonies in each of the respective towns

Festivities began in West Caldwell on Friday with a tree lighting ceremony hosted by the West Caldwell-Caldwell Recreation Department and the West Caldwell Volunteer Fire Department at the ...

Hundreds Brave Rain to Attend Fairfield's Winter Wonderland Event

FAIRFIELD, NJ — Despite the inclement weather, hundreds of families attended Fairfield’s third annual Winter Wonderland extravaganza on Sunday night.

“Even though it is raining, Santa is coming,” said Anthony Pompei, director of Fairfield’s recreation program.

Among those who enjoyed Fairfield’s festivities were youngsters Brielle Przybylinski and ...

Inaugural Reenactment Highlights Significance of Grover Cleveland Historical Birthplace

MONTCLAIR, NJ - The Grover Cleveland Birthplace Memorial Association and the Montclair Orchestra recently celebrated presidential history at a music-filled gala during the reenactment of President Grover Cleveland’s 1893 inauguration.

The event, which benefited both organizations, included a recreation of the night Cleveland took office as the only president to serve a ...

Saint Barnabas Named Among 2018 "Most Wired" Hospitals

December 8, 2018

Most Wired Hospitals Use Technology for a Better Patient Experience

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Saint Barnabas Medical Center (SBMC) in Livingston was one of eight RWJBarnabas Health facilities named to the “2018 Most Wired Hospitals” list.

The annual Healthcare’s Most Wired survey, overseen by the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME), is now in ...

November in Review: Election Results, Council Coverage & More Among Top 10 West Essex Stories

December 2, 2018

WEST ESSEX AREA, NJ — In case you missed it, check out TAPinto West Essex's top 10 stories from November, based on pageviews:

1. James Spango, Eileen Fishman and Roger Freda Win Roseland Election

2. Car Collides with West Caldwell Home, Causes Fire

3. Essex County Orders Revaluation for Fairfield in December

4. Democrats Kelley-Rodgers-Schmidt Win Caldwell ...

Caldwell Environmental Commission Presents Sustainability Awards

December 6, 2018

CALDWELL, NJ - Ann Marchioni, chair of the Caldwell Environmental Commission (CEC), presented Sustainable Awards several groups and individuals during Tuesday’s borough council meeting.

The CEC recently became the recipient of the coveted Blue Ribbon Award, presented by the Pennsylvania Horticulture Society in recognition of community efforts for the “Plight of the ...

Essex County to Host Annual Sustainable Homes and Habitats Gingerbread Contest

ROSELAND, NJ – The public is invited to participate in Essex County’s annual 2018 Sustainable Homes and Habitats Gingerbread Contest at the Essex County Environmental Center by entering their best gingerbread houses in a variety of categories.

The free competition encourages have fun over the holiday season while also helping the county raise awareness about ...

Roseland Council Members Split on Rent-Stabilization Vote

November 18, 2018

ROSELAND, NJ — After months of discussion over a proposed ordinance stabilizing rent for senior citizens in Roseland, the borough council voted 3-1 in favor of the ordinance with two abstentions despite the council’s intention to revisit the ordinance at a later date.

The adopted rent-stabilization clause is an amendment to the borough’s “building and ...

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Events By CC in Fairfield Offering Free Giveaways, Huge Savings This Holiday Season

December 10, 2018

FAIRFIELD, NJ - Events By CC would like to wish you and your families a very safe, bright and happy holiday by offering a 20% discount off of any Event Planning or Day Of Coordinating packages that we offer, from now until Dec. 31. You will also be put in a raffle (winner called out New Year's Day) with chances to receive our services "of your ...

FunTime Junction Chanukah Weekend Special: Latkes, 8 for $8

FAIRFIELD, NJ - FunTime Junction is celebrating Chanukah with eight Latkes for only $8!

Prices are valid this weekend only, Dec. 8 and 9.

FunTime Junction is located at 400 Fairfield Road, Fairfield.

About FunTime Junction

Awarded the 2017 Best Children’s Party Place by Suburban Essex Magazine and winner of the 2017 Mommy Poppins Bestie Award, FunTime Junction has proven to ...

Controversial Montclair Ice Cream Shop with "Sexualized" Logo Permanently Closes

December 7, 2018

MONTCLAIR, NJ - After nearly a year in business, the embattled Dairy Air ice cream company, has permanently closed its doors.

Located at 521 Bloomfield Ave, Dairy Air came under fire for having, what residents called, a "sexualized" logo. 

Shortly after opening in 2017, the ice cream shop encountered problems with many Montclair residents who called its ...

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Borough of North Caldwell to Conduct DWI Checkpoint

December 10, 2018

A Note From the Borough of North Caldwell and the North Caldwell Police Department

NORTH CALDWELL, NJ — Please be advised that the North Caldwell Police Department will conduct a DWI Checkpoint within the Borough between December 14, 2018 and December 21, 2018.  This program has been fully funded by the State of New Jersey.  Please contact the NCPD at (973) 226-0800 with any ...

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NJ Center for Non-Profits Set to Host "Raising the Voices of Our Community" Conference

December 4, 2018

SOMERSET, NJ – Over the past few years, non-profit organizations have used “creative and unique” campaigns to bring local and national attention to their cause. 

The ALS Foundation took the country and world by storm during the summer of 2014 with the Ice Bucket Challenge; Susan G. Komen has spread the word about breast cancer by painting towns pink; the Pancreatic ...