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Washington Elementary Principal Retires and More From Caldwell-West Caldwell

November 14, 2018

WEST CALDWELL, NJ - The Caldwell-West Caldwell Board of Education and Superintendent James Heinegg accepted Barbara Adams’ retirement as principal of Washington Elementary School during Monday's board of education meeting. Adams has been principal since 2001 and her retirement becomes effective on Jan. 31, 2019.

Ryan Stevens, a student at James Caldwell High School, was recognized ...

More Than $160,000 Raised at RWJBarnabas Running with the Devils 5K

WEST ORANGE, NJ — More than $160,000 was raised at RWJBarnabas Health’s (RWJBH) second annual Running with the Devils 5K Run and Walk in support of RWJBH and the New Jersey Devils’ collective effort to build stronger communities by promoting healthy, active lifestyles and world-class healthcare.

Proceeds from the race, held at Essex County’s ...

Caldwell Man Arrested for DUI and Weapon Offenses

FAIRFIELD, NJ — A 64-year-old Caldwell man was recently arrested in Fairfield for driving under the influence (DUI) and being in possession of an air/spring handgun and handcuffs.

Just after midnight last Thursday, Fairfield Officer Steven Ptaszynski was monitoring traffic on Route 46 near the Crown Plaza hotel when he observed a pick-up truck with an unauthorized LED off-road light on ...

James Spango, Eileen Fishman and Roger Freda Win Roseland Election

November 6, 2018

ROSELAND, NJ — According to the unofficial election results provided by the Essex County Clerk’s Office, Democrats James Spango, Eileen Fishman and Roger Freda have been selected to serve as mayor and borough council. Spango will fill the seat as mayor and Fishman and Freda will fill the two open seats on the council. 

The unofficial results ...

Democrats Kelley, Rodgers, Schmidt Win Caldwell Election

CALDWELL, NJ — According to the unofficial election results provided by the Essex County Clerk’s Office, Democrats John T. Kelley, Frank Rodgers and Christine Schmidt have been selected to serve as mayor and borough council in the 2018 elections. Kelley is the elected mayor and Rodgers and Schmidt will fill the two open seats on the council. 

The unofficial ...

Meet Ann Dassing: Candidate for Re-election as Caldwell Mayor

CALDWELL, NJ — Meet Ann Dassing, the incumbent mayor running for re-election in Caldwell on Nov. 6.

The mayor of Caldwell for the last eight years, Dassing has lived in Caldwell for the last 22 years, was a West Caldwell resident for 10 years prior to that, and previously had lived in Caldwell with her parents. A public relations consultant and a graduate of Caldwell University, Dassing ...

Caldwell Man Arrested for DUI and Weapon Offenses

November 12, 2018

FAIRFIELD, NJ — A 64-year-old Caldwell man was recently arrested in Fairfield for driving under the influence (DUI) and being in possession of an air/spring handgun and handcuffs.

Just after midnight last Thursday, Fairfield Officer Steven Ptaszynski was monitoring traffic on Route 46 near the Crown Plaza hotel when he observed a pick-up truck with an unauthorized LED off-road light on ...

Fairfield Police Warn of Increase in Misuse of Catnip Cocktail

FAIRFIELD, NJ — After a recent encounter with a 40-year-old Kenilworth man who was found to be in possession eight bottles of “Catnip Cocktail,” the Fairfield Police Department is warning the community about an increase in the misuse of this product.

Police described Catnip Cocktail as a liquid that is should be strictly used to sedate cats and should not to be consumed by ...

Car Collides With West Caldwell Home, Causing Fire

WEST CALDWELL, NJ - A home on Passaic Avenue in West Caldwell was heavily damaged Tuesday morning after a vehicle crashed into the residence.

At around 8:30 a.m. this morning, the home went up in flames following the crash, in which a vehicle careened into the front of the split-level structure.

"When officers arrived, they found a vehicle at struck the front of the house," said ...

Washington Elementary Principal Retires and More From Caldwell-West Caldwell

November 14, 2018

WEST CALDWELL, NJ - The Caldwell-West Caldwell Board of Education and Superintendent James Heinegg accepted Barbara Adams’ retirement as principal of Washington Elementary School during Monday's board of education meeting. Adams has been principal since 2001 and her retirement becomes effective on Jan. 31, 2019.

Ryan Stevens, a student at James Caldwell High School, was recognized ...

More Than $160,000 Raised at RWJBarnabas Running with the Devils 5K

November 13, 2018

WEST ORANGE, NJ — More than $160,000 was raised at RWJBarnabas Health’s (RWJBH) second annual Running with the Devils 5K Run and Walk in support of RWJBH and the New Jersey Devils’ collective effort to build stronger communities by promoting healthy, active lifestyles and world-class healthcare.

Proceeds from the race, held at Essex County’s ...

Field Hockey: West Essex Wins Group 2 State Championship

BORDENTOWN, NJ - The West Essex field hockey team made the 70-mile trek to Bordentown and came home with some hardware.

West Essex defeated Seneca High School, 4-0, to win its second NJSIAA Group 2 state championship in the last three seasons on Saturday. The Lady Knights scored two goals in each half.

Freshman Cait Lutz connected for the first goal just over five minutes into the contest.

Fairfield Pirates 10U (New 11s) Win USABL Fall Championship

FAIRFIELD, NJ — The Fairfield Pirates 10U (new 11s) baseball team won the USABL National North Championship, 5-4, over Summit Gold on Sunday, Nov. 4. 

The Pirates won the Championship in the final inning with a walk-off two-run double. 

Coach Michael D'Achille said that it was a pleasure coaching the Fairfield Pirates.

"I am very proud of ...

Movement on Parking Issues and Veterans Day Ceremony Planned in Caldwell

November 11, 2018

CALDWELL, NJ — Moving forward with the Caldwell mayor and council’s agenda to address parking issues, borough administrator Paul Carelli reported on Thursday that the parking ramp has been partially re-opened, but that estimates are still being received for consideration of further alterations and structural decisions.

Carelli noted that a parking consultant has been engaged ...

Commemorative Sign Toppers Recognize Caldwell Soldiers Killed In Action

CALDWELL, NJ - The Veterans Day ceremony on the Caldwell Town Green next week will include recognition and remembrance of seven soldiers from Caldwell who were killed in action, from World War II to the present.  

Caldwell will recognize these soldiers by placing a commemorative topper on a street sign on Bloomfield Avenue close to where the soldier lived. The topper will have a gold star ...

Essex County Orders Revaluation for Fairfield Next Month

FAIRFIELD, NJ - Under court order from the Essex County Tax Board, Fairfield Township has to undergo a revaluation process that will start in December, stated Fairfield Township Mayor James Gasparini at Monday’s council meeting.

Even though the township does not want to go through this process, the township property values have gone up over the last few years, and the county has mandated ...

Funtime Junction Extended Hours November 8-9

November 2, 2018

FAIRFIELD, NJ - New Jersey Public Teachers Convention is Thursday Nov. 8 and Friday, Nov. 9. School is closed and Funtime Junction is extending their hours and opening at 10 a.m.!  

Watch our Deals and Discounts section this month for Funtime Junction Black Friday Deals!

 

 

More Than $160,000 Raised at RWJBarnabas Running with the Devils 5K

November 13, 2018

WEST ORANGE, NJ — More than $160,000 was raised at RWJBarnabas Health’s (RWJBH) second annual Running with the Devils 5K Run and Walk in support of RWJBH and the New Jersey Devils’ collective effort to build stronger communities by promoting healthy, active lifestyles and world-class healthcare.

Proceeds from the race, held at Essex County’s ...

Greater Northern NJ Heart Walk Raises Funds for Heart Disease and Stroke Research

WEST ORANGE, NJ - The American Heart Association recently hosted the Greater Northern NJ Heart Walk, an event that has been instrumental in innovative breakthroughs over the last 25 years. 

Nearly 3,000 supporters and survivors walked together, some in remembrance of loved ones, continuing the fight against heart disease and stroke.  Each walker and each donation have helped to ...

'Stand Up For Blue' Fairfield Police Foundation Gala Raises More Than $50K

CEDAR GROVE, NJ - More than 320 people attended the first annual Fairfield Police Foundation "Stand Up for Blue" Fundraising Gala Thursday, Oct. 25 at Il Tulipano in Cedar Grove. It raised approximately $53,000 for the Fairfield Police Department.

The night included a cocktail hour, dinner and entertainment by Goumba Johnny and ventriloquist, John Pizzi. There also was a high end ...

West and North Caldwell Residents Win in Essex County Parks Photography Contest

November 10, 2018

ROSELAND, NJ — Janet Markman of West Caldwell and Elise Linn of North Caldwell were among the nine winners named in the 2018 Essex County Parks Photography Contest, sponsored annually by the Essex County Environmental Center and judged by members of the Essex County Photo Club.

Markman received second place in the Adult Category for “Presby Iris Gardens,” while Linn received ...

Dog Owners from Caldwell, North Caldwell Among Strut Your Mutt Contest Winners

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ - Families from all over Essex County and beyond were awarded for having the best costumes at the annual Strut Your Mutt Canine Costume Parades and Contests held throughout October at Essex County's four dog parks.

At the Essex County South Mountain Dog Park Contest, Jody and Joseph Sumner from Caldwell and their pet Reed, who were dressed as characters from ...

Funtime Junction Extended Hours November 8-9

FAIRFIELD, NJ - New Jersey Public Teachers Convention is Thursday Nov. 8 and Friday, Nov. 9. School is closed and Funtime Junction is extending their hours and opening at 10 a.m.!  

Watch our Deals and Discounts section this month for Funtime Junction Black Friday Deals!

 

 

Greater Northern NJ Heart Walk Raises Funds for Heart Disease and Stroke Research

November 5, 2018

WEST ORANGE, NJ - The American Heart Association recently hosted the Greater Northern NJ Heart Walk, an event that has been instrumental in innovative breakthroughs over the last 25 years. 

Nearly 3,000 supporters and survivors walked together, some in remembrance of loved ones, continuing the fight against heart disease and stroke.  Each walker and each donation have helped to ...

Essex County Prosecutor: Maximum Penalty of Life Imprisonment Possible for Montclair Attorney James R. Ray III

November 9, 2018

NEWARK, NJ – The Essex County Prosecutors Office held a press conference Wednesday afternoon announcing that the Montclair attorney accused of killing his live-in girlfriend on October 23, has been captured in Cuba.  James R. Ray, III, 55, is charged with killing the mother of his child, 44-year-old, Angela Bledsoe.
 
“We have in custody James R. Ray, III, who is charged ...

Verona Man Sentenced to 22 Months for Illegal Possession of Multiple Guns

NEWARK, N.J. – David Lutter, 69, of Verona was sentenced to 22 months in prison on Friday for possessing three guns as a previously convicted felon, including a replica Thompson submachine gun that he modified into a working automatic firearm.

Lutter plead guilty in July before U.S. District Judge Esther Salas to an indictment charging him with one count of possessing three ...

Funtime Junction Extended Hours November 8-9

November 2, 2018

FAIRFIELD, NJ - New Jersey Public Teachers Convention is Thursday Nov. 8 and Friday, Nov. 9. School is closed and Funtime Junction is extending their hours and opening at 10 a.m.!  

Watch our Deals and Discounts section this month for Funtime Junction Black Friday Deals!

 

 

Dog Owners from Caldwell, North Caldwell Among Strut Your Mutt Contest Winners

November 4, 2018

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ - Families from all over Essex County and beyond were awarded for having the best costumes at the annual Strut Your Mutt Canine Costume Parades and Contests held throughout October at Essex County's four dog parks.

At the Essex County South Mountain Dog Park Contest, Jody and Joseph Sumner from Caldwell and their pet Reed, who were dressed as characters from ...

Roseland Council Introduces Proposed Rental-Stabilization Ordinance for Seniors

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 ...

Imperial Lawns Advises Act Now For A Greener And Healthier Lawn

October 29, 2018

FAIRFIELD, NJ - Lawn expert Mark Ruffer from Imperial Lawns in Fairfield says that the fall and early winter are the best times to fertilize your lawn for healthy and green grass, especially in this New Jersey climate. 

"Cool-season grasses, such as bluegrass, fescue, and ryegrass, respond well to feeding in fall/early winter and helps them green up earlier and ...

Roseland Seniors, Candidates, Councilmen Ponder Rent Stabilization Proposal

November 1, 2018

ROSELAND,  NJ – Following months of complaints from senior residents of Everly Roseland apartment complex, formerly known as Nob Hill, regarding steep increases in rent, the borough council recently introduced an amendment to the general building and housing ordinance that would stabilize rent increases for those 65 and older throughout the borough and potentially disabled residents if ...

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Black Friday Deals at FunTime Junction

November 12, 2018

FAIRFIELD, NJ - Enjoy these Black Friday Deals from Funtime Junction! Friday, November 23: Enjoy $5 Unlimited Admission All Day! Plus, more great savings! 

Funtime Junction is located at 400 Fairfield Road, Fairfield, NJ 07004.

About Funtime Junction

Awarded the 2017 Best Children’s Party Place by Suburban Essex Magazine and winner of the 2017 Mommy Poppins Bestie ...

Funtime Junction Extended Hours November 8-9

FAIRFIELD, NJ - New Jersey Public Teachers Convention is Thursday Nov. 8 and Friday, Nov. 9. School is closed and Funtime Junction is extending their hours and opening at 10 a.m.!  

Watch our Deals and Discounts section this month for Funtime Junction Black Friday Deals!

 

 

Female Fatally Stabbed in Montclair on Monday, Police Confirm

November 12, 2018

MONTCLAIR, NJ - Law enforcement officials have confirmed the fatal stabbing of a female victim in Montclair on Monday. The exact location and details surrounding the homicide have not yet been released, as this story is developing. 

However, eyewitnesses reported seeing police bring someone in a body bag out of a building located at 50 Greenwood Avenue sometime around 4 ...

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Enroll Now for Winterim and Spring 2019 at County College of Morris, Apply Today to Take Advantage of the Best Selection of Courses  

November 13, 2018

RANDOLPH, NJ — Applications for both the Winterim and Spring 2019 semesters are now being accepted at County College of Morris (CCM). By applying early, students are presented with the best opportunity to enroll in classes that take place on the days and times that best fit their schedules. Enrolling in Winterim classes also is a good way to stay on track to graduate.

 Two Winterim ...

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Mar 23, 1932 - Jun 2, 2018
Obituary - Donald J. Cooney, March 23, 1932 to June 2, 2018 Donald J. Cooney, 86, of North ...
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