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West Essex Superintendent Macioci Continues Stakeholder Outreach Initiatives

November 21, 2021

NORTH CALDWELL, NJ -- West Essex Schools Superintendent Damion Macioci reported during the Board of Education that met this past Thursday that his initiative of outreach to parents was going “extremely well,” noting that attendance has been representative of all grade levels as well as sending towns. 

Macioci stated his coffee chats have been “sold out sessions” ...

Grover Cleveland Middle School in Caldwell Makes Susan G. Komen Donation

CALDWELL, NJ -- The Grover Cleveland Middle School Student Council recently sold pink and navy blue shirts and sweatshirts for Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  

The Student Council raised $640 to donate to the Susan B. Komen Foundation.

Students pictured are Student Council Vice-President Catherine Humphrey, and GCMS students Tessa Davidson and Dylan Montalvo (along with Ms.

Parents of Caldwell-West Caldwell Special Education Students Raise Concerns Regarding New Standardized Testing Protocols

WEST CALDWELL, NJ -- During Monday’s Caldwell-West Caldwell Board of Education meeting, Assistant Superintendent Kaitlyn Jones, Director of Elementary Education Alyna Jacobs and Director of Secondary Education Elizabeth Fisher presented an overview of district standardized testing addressing diagnostics, formative and summative assessments. 

The Start Strong testing data notes ...

Caldwell Borough Council Dismisses Borough Attorney’s Concerns Over Park Ave. Demolition Contract

November 28, 2021

CALDWELL, NJ -- The Borough Council met Tuesday and, despite concerns from borough attorney Vince Nuzzi, the council voted, 4:2, to authorize acceptance of the lowest bid for a demolition project of 14 Park Avenue in order to renovate the facility to house the borough’s health department’s offices. 

Resolution 11-262 awards a contract to Two Brothers Contracting ...

Roseland Recognizes Volunteers and Young Athletes

ROSELAND, NJ -- Mayor James R. Spango and the members of the Borough Council recognized Roseland’s young athletes and volunteers Tuesday night for achievements dating back to 2020, when in-person ceremonies were suspended because of the pandemic.

Council chambers and hallways were filled with children and proud parents as they waited to be called up to the podium to be recognized for ...

Fairfield Mayor: Criminal Mischief on Rise, Costing Township's Taxpayers

FAIRFIELD, NJ -- For well over six months, Fairfield has been experiencing an increase in criminal mischief at the recreation center, town pool and other parks, involving spray-painting of municipal property. 

At Monday’s council meeting, Fairfield Mayor James Gasparini said, “The damage was substantial to the property involved and to the ultimate cost to the ...

Ice Hockey: West Essex Beats Montclair, 5-1

November 29, 2021

WEST ORANGE, NJ -- The West Essex ice hockey team scored three goals in the first period and went on to a 5-1 victory over Montclair on Monday.

Joey Castellano scored two goals for the Knights, including the first one of the game with 11:02 left in the first period. Luca Infusino and Rocco Garcia also scored first-period goals for West Essex.

With 5:01 in the second period, Castellano's ...

Football: Caldwell Completes Undefeated Season, Beats Jefferson, 42-21, in North Group 2 Final

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ -- The Caldwell football team has made history after a 42-21 victory over Jefferson gave the squad the NJSIAA North Jersey, Group 2 state championship to complete an undefeated season. 

“I feel great, my sophomore year we went 1-8, and we made a promise to turn this program around and that’s exactly what we did," said ...

Roseland Recognizes Volunteers and Young Athletes

ROSELAND, NJ -- Mayor James R. Spango and the members of the Borough Council recognized Roseland’s young athletes and volunteers Tuesday night for achievements dating back to 2020, when in-person ceremonies were suspended because of the pandemic.

Council chambers and hallways were filled with children and proud parents as they waited to be called up to the podium to be recognized for ...

Former Roseland Fire Chief George Batta Passes at Age 84

November 29, 2021

ROSELAND, NJ -- George Batta, formerly the Fire Chief in Roseland, passed away on Nov. 24 at the age of 84, the Roseland Fire Department announced.

In Chief Batta’s honor, flags has been lowered to half-staff in the borough.

“Our thoughts and prayers are with Chief Batta’s family and friends at this tough time,” said Roseland Mayor James R. Spango. “We salute ...

Fairfield Police Make Arrest for DUI, Assault by Auto: Car Was 'All Over the Road'

FAIRFIELD, NJ -- A Garfield man was arrested by Fairfield police Wednesday after a three-car crash on Route 46 Tuesday evening.

The Fairfield Police Department arrested Juan Sanchez, 48, and charged him with assault by auto, driving under the influence, refusal to submit to a breath test and a variety of other motor vehicle. T

Tuesday evening at 6:20 p.m., Fairfield ...

Fairfield Police Arrest Two on Fraud Charges After Incident at TD Bank

FAIRFIELD, NJ -- Two suspects from New York City were arrested by Fairfield police last week on a variety of fraud related charges.

The Fairfield Police department announced the arrest of Abdurrashiyd Rivera, 54, and Quinones Santiago, 55, on Nov. 18.

At approximately 2 p.m. last Thursday, the Fairfield Police Department was contacted by representatives of the TD Bank ...

Saint Barnabas Names New Chief of Cardiology and Director of Cardiac Catheterization Lab

November 19, 2021

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Saint Barnabas Medical Center (SBMC), an RWJBarnabas Health facility headquartered in Livingston, has named Bruce Haik, MD, FACC, FSCAI, as the Chief of the Division of Cardiology and Director of the Cardiac Catheterization Lab.

As a leader of the RWJBarnabas Health Cardiac Catheterization Labs, longtime member of the SBMC medical staff and member of ...

Birth Haven's 'Journey of Hope' Drive Raises Funds by Letting Homeless Moms Tell Their Own Stories

November 29, 2021

Birth Haven is a shelter for Homeless, Pregnant Women and their Babies located in Newton, NJ. It is a privately run, non-profit organization providing shelter, support and education for their residents.

Historically, Birth Haven has had a large scale holiday fundraising gala. For the fourth consecutive year, Birth Haven is raising funds by different means.

Co-chairman of the Board, John ...

Sons & Daughters Of Italy Food Drive To Benefit The St. Thomas More Food Pantry Happening Saturday

FAIRFIELD, NJ -- Sons & Daughters Of Italy is holding a drive-up and drop off food collection to benefit the St. Thomas More food pantry. The food collection will be held Saturday between 9 am and 1 pm at St. Thomas Church, 12 Hollywood Avenue, Fairfield. 

President of Sons & Daughters of Italy, Dan Scirica, said that giving back to communities is one of the reasons he ...

Grover Cleveland Middle School in Caldwell Makes Susan G. Komen Donation

CALDWELL, NJ -- The Grover Cleveland Middle School Student Council recently sold pink and navy blue shirts and sweatshirts for Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  

The Student Council raised $640 to donate to the Susan B. Komen Foundation.

Students pictured are Student Council Vice-President Catherine Humphrey, and GCMS students Tessa Davidson and Dylan Montalvo (along with Ms.

Levine, Jacobs & Company Senior Member Advises on How to Handle Online Sales Profits

November 29, 2021

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Michael H. Karu, CPA/CFF, senior member of the Livingston-based, award-winning, accounting firm Levine, Jacobs & Company, LLC, recently discussed how to handle taxes on profits made from Facebook Marketplace, Nextdoor or any other social media marketplace during an interview with nj.com’s “NJ MoneyHelp.”

“For anyone who is ...

Levine, Jacobs & Company Member Provides Insight on Tax Rental Income

LIVINGSTON, NJ — As the senior member of the award-winning accounting firm Levine, Jacobs & Company, LLC in Livingston, Michael H. Karu, CPA/CFF, recently offered his insight to New Jersey residents seeking advice about additional taxes on the income of rental properties out of state.

In response to a reader of “NJMoneyHelp.com” who recently purchased a rental property in ...

Student from North Caldwell to March in Macy's Thanksgiving Parade

November 23, 2021

NORTH CALDWELL, NJ -- Gianna Lodato, a junior at West Essex High School who is a percussionist from North Caldwell, will march with the Macy's Great American Marching Band in this year's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City. 

Gianna will march among the balloons, floats and celebrities that have made the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade a favorite annual tradition since ...

Our Lady of the Lake Principal Discusses School's Mission and Achievements

November 8, 2021

VERONA, NJ -- James Carlo, Principal of Our Lady of the Lake School in Verona, last week took some time to reflect on the history, mission, curriculum, awards and accreditations that the school has received.

 

TAPinto:  How long have you been principal?

JC:  This is my second year as principal of Our Lady of the Lake.  Prior to Our Lady of the Lake, I had ...

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Metro YMCAs Celebrate GivingTuesday

November 22, 2021

LIVINGSTON, NJ – The Metropolitan YMCA of the Oranges will inspire generosity this GivingTuesday, a global generosity movement, unleashing the power of people and organizations to transform their communities and their world. 

GivingTuesday will kick off the generosity season this year by inspiring people to give back on Nov. 30, 2021, and throughout the year.

The Metro YMCA of ...

Cedar Grove Board of Education Meeting Ends in Pandemonium After BOE President Abruptly Adjourns

November 18, 2021

CEDAR GROVE, NJ -- Stating that there was no longer "a quorum" to continue the meeting, Cedar Grove Board of Education President Christine Dye cut off the first speaker during the public comment portion of Tuesday night's board meeting and adjourned the proceedings as mayhem erupted in the auditorium.

The woman speaking when Dye ended the meeting was Patricia Montana, who ...

Jack Ciattarelli Concedes Governor's Race to Phil Murphy, Vows to Run Again in 2025

November 12, 2021

RARITAN BOROUGH, NJ — "I hate to lose."

Republican Jack Ciattarelli conceded the Governor's race Friday afternoon in his hometown of Raritan Borough.

"I called Governor Murphy earlier today and congratulated him on his re-election and wished him well in serving the people of New Jersey," Ciattarelli said at a news conference.

Moments later, he told ...

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