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West Caldwell, Fairfield, Roseland Residents Among Winners of Essex County Senior Arts Contest

September 27, 2020

WEST CALDWELL, NJ — Two residents of West Caldwell, two from Fairfield and one from Roseland have received awards in the 2020 Essex County Senior Citizens Juried Art Show. 

This year’s contest was conducted virtually because of the coronavirus. Winning entries can be viewed by visiting here. 

This year's award recipients include:

Fairfield

Marion Jones ...

Household Waste Collection Days in Essex County Set for Next Week

CEDAR GROVE, NJ — Essex County Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day in Cedar Grove has been expanded to three days because of the Jewish holiday Sukkot.

The event originally was scheduled for last spring but was postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic.

It will be held as follows:

Thursday, Oct. 1 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Friday, Oct. 2 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Saturday, Oct.

Fairfield Knights Sponsor a Prayer Service for Police Thursday Night

FAIRFIELD, NJ — More than 70 people attended the Fairfield Police Department prayer service sponsored by the Fairfield Knights of Columbus Council #6380 Thursday night in front of the newly renovated police station. 

Dr. Lenny Russo, grand knight of the Fairfield chapter of the Knights of Columbus, welcomed everyone, saying that he hopes this prayer service will become an ...

Livingston to Host Promise Garden in Support of Walk To End Alzheimer’s

September 24, 2020

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Determined to continue the fight to end Alzheimer’s despite the obstacles that the COVID-19 pandemic has presented, the Alzheimer’s Association Greater New Jersey Chapter (AAGNJ) is hosting its annual Essex-Hudson-Union (EHU) Walk to End Alzheimer’s digitally this year and encourages residents to participate.

The EHU Walk To End Alzheimer’s is ...

Livingston to Host Promise Garden in Support of Walk To End Alzheimer’s

September 24, 2020

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Determined to continue the fight to end Alzheimer’s despite the obstacles that the COVID-19 pandemic has presented, the Alzheimer’s Association Greater New Jersey Chapter (AAGNJ) is hosting its annual Essex-Hudson-Union (EHU) Walk to End Alzheimer’s digitally this year and encourages residents to participate.

The EHU Walk To End Alzheimer’s is ...

North Caldwell Boy Scout's Eagle Project Raises Awareness of Organ and Tissue Donation

NORTH CALDWELL, NJ — Matthew Altiero, a Life Scout in Boy Scout Troop 856 in North Caldwell and a senior at West Essex High School, is working on an Eagle Scout project to raise awareness for organ and tissue donation. 

Altiero's interest in the subject began when his aunt, Lori Altiero, received a kidney from a deceased donor on June 1, 2016 after being on the recipient list ...

Caldwell-West Caldwell Schools Still On Track for Oct. 7 Hybrid Launch

September 25, 2020

WEST CALDWELL, NJ — During the recent board meeting Dr. James Heinegg confirmed that the district was “on track” to go back to in person instruction beginning with a hybrid model on Oct. 7. 

Heinegg did confirm that there are plans in place to increase capacity for students returning and information will be forthcoming shortly from the district. In planning for the ...

WEST CALDWELL, NJ — Board of Education President Marie Lanfrank during her report announced that the “Chiefs” logo will remain as it is.  

Mayor John Kelley and members of the town council attended the board of education’s Zoom meeting July 18 and requested the board consider changing the long-standing mascot  and logo stating that they found the ...

West Essex Regional School District Prepares to Begin Hybrid Model Oct. 5

NORTH CALDWELL, NJ — Board of Education President MaryAdele Wojtowicz announced at last week's meeting that since the students will begin to return for the hybrid model on Oct. 5--provided it is safe to do so--it is the intent of the school board to return to in-person meetings also at that time with safety protocols in place.

Superintendent Damion Macioci noted that upon suggestion ...

Fairfield Knights Sponsor a Prayer Service for Police Thursday Night

September 26, 2020

FAIRFIELD, NJ — More than 70 people attended the Fairfield Police Department prayer service sponsored by the Fairfield Knights of Columbus Council #6380 Thursday night in front of the newly renovated police station. 

Dr. Lenny Russo, grand knight of the Fairfield chapter of the Knights of Columbus, welcomed everyone, saying that he hopes this prayer service will become an ...

Castrovinci Named to Fairfield Police Foundation

FAIRFIELD, NJ — The Fairfield Police Foundation recently announced the addition of its newest board member, Fred Castrovinci.  

A longtime Fairfield resident, Castrovinci currently serves as a senior vice-president for Commercial Lending for Valley National Bank in Fairfield.  

"Fred will be a welcomed addition to this organization," the Fairfield Police Department ...

Caldwell Borough Council Adopts Resolution Supporting Police

September 23, 2020

CALDWELL, NJ — During the meeting of the Caldwell Borough Council on Sept. 15, Councilman Jonathan Lace presented a Resolution in support of the Caldwell Police Department that was unanimously approved by his colleagues. 

The resolution resolved that the “Mayor and Council express their unwavering appreciation and support for the Caldwell Police Department and unequivocally ...

WEST CALDWELL, NJ — Board of Education President Marie Lanfrank during her report announced that the “Chiefs” logo will remain as it is.  

Mayor John Kelley and members of the town council attended the board of education’s Zoom meeting July 18 and requested the board consider changing the long-standing mascot  and logo stating that they found the ...

Caldwell Council Welcomes County Clerk Durkin, Health Board Head Sullivan

CALDWELL, NJ — Essex County Clerk Chris J. Durkin and President of the Caldwell Board of Health Betty Ann Sullivan were invited to the recent town council meeting held on Sept. 15 to provide information to residents of the borough.  

Durkin provided information regarding voting procedures for the Nov. 3 election while Sullivan gave an overview of the Health Department’s ...

West Essex Girls Soccer Team Ready for More Challenging Division in 2020

September 22, 2020

NORTH CALDWELL, NJ — After a hugely successful 2019 that saw the Lady Knights soccer team go 14-5 and produce two state playoff victories, West Essex returns a number of hungry players looking to continue to prove they belong.

“I know the girls are looking to prove a point…we’re ready to move up and stay and compete with all the best teams in our County,” ...

Amazon Fulfillment Center to Open in West Caldwell

September 17, 2020

WEST CALDWELL, NJ — One of the new commercial businesses opening in West Caldwell will be a new Amazon fulfillment center, which will be housed in a 200,000-square-foot facility. 

According to West Caldwell Mayor Joseph Tempesta, speaking during Tuesday's meeting of the Township Council, the building has existed for decades and is being retrofitted. A citizen ...

RWJBarnabas Health Named on 2020 List of America’s Best-In-State Employers

LIVINGSTON, NJ — With more than 34,000 employees, 9,000 physicians and 1,000 residents and interns, RWJBarnabas Health (RWJBH) has been recognized as an “America’s Best-In-State Employer 2020” by Forbes business magazine and Statista Inc., the world-leading statistics portal and industry-ranking provider.

RWJBH covers a service area of nine counties ...

West Caldwell, Fairfield, Roseland Residents Among Winners of Essex County Senior Arts Contest

September 27, 2020

WEST CALDWELL, NJ — Two residents of West Caldwell, two from Fairfield and one from Roseland have received awards in the 2020 Essex County Senior Citizens Juried Art Show. 

This year’s contest was conducted virtually because of the coronavirus. Winning entries can be viewed by visiting here. 

This year's award recipients include:

Fairfield

Marion Jones ...

Amazon Fulfillment Center to Open in West Caldwell

WEST CALDWELL, NJ — One of the new commercial businesses opening in West Caldwell will be a new Amazon fulfillment center, which will be housed in a 200,000-square-foot facility. 

According to West Caldwell Mayor Joseph Tempesta, speaking during Tuesday's meeting of the Township Council, the building has existed for decades and is being retrofitted. A citizen ...

Each West Essex Town to Have its Own Election Drop-Box for Ballots

September 17, 2020

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Six communities in western Essex County will have their own secure ballot drop boxes for the November election. 

Drop boxes will be placed in Fairfield, Essex Fells, Roseland, Caldwell, West Caldwell and North Caldwell.

The drop box in Fairfield will be placed in front of the Fairfield Police Department at 230 Fairfield Road. 

The drop box in Essex ...

Return of Indoor Dining, Movie Theaters and More Set for Friday

August 31, 2020

NEW JERSEY — New Jersey’s much-anticipated wait for indoor dining looks to be over and just in time for Labor Day.

On Friday after nearly five months, restaurants will once again be able to serve indoors while following coronavirus limits, Gov. Phil Murphy announced Monday at his press briefing at the George Washington Ballroom in Trenton. 

“I know that it has been ...

Household Waste Collection Days in Essex County Set for Next Week

September 27, 2020

CEDAR GROVE, NJ — Essex County Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day in Cedar Grove has been expanded to three days because of the Jewish holiday Sukkot.

The event originally was scheduled for last spring but was postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic.

It will be held as follows:

Thursday, Oct. 1 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Friday, Oct. 2 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Saturday, Oct.

Roseland Water System Upgrades and Repairs Under Way

ROSELAND, NJ — The borough of Roseland will be conducting improvements to the water system and water storage tank beginning this week.

After installing a pressure reducing valve on Pine Road, the borough is now moving forward with the planned water tank repairs.

While the water tank is being repainted, water providers will switch. The borough has informed residents that they may see ...

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Employment Inclusion is Essential for JESPY House Clients

September 26, 2020

JESPY’s Work Readiness & Employment Engagement (WREE) program is an important service for clients who are searching for or maintaining employment. JESPY provides a wide variety of services for adults with Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities, helping them to become increasingly independent.

   While some clients work full or part-time jobs, the department also ...

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Respecting Your Elders in the Fight vs. Alzheimer's Disease

September 16, 2020

As Grandparents’ Day fell on this past weekend, I reflected on what my mother used to tell me as a child. Respect your elders. When she said that, she meant respect them when in their presence.

Together with like-minded volunteers and Ambassadors  for The Alzheimer’s Association Greater New Jersey Chapter I respect our elders even if I don’t know them, by fighting ...