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Music and More Booster Club Advocates for Students at Caldwell-West Caldwell BOE Meeting

October 19, 2021

WEST CALDWELL, NJ — Students and parents attended the Board of Education meeting Monday and continued to advocate for the performing arts within the district. Herbert Feakes, president of the Music and More Booster Club, began by thanking the administration for the progress to date however but still pressed for greater transparency in decisions. 

Feakes requested that confirmation ...

Italian Heritage Month Recognized In Caldwell

CALDWELL, NJ -- Students in Eric Lavin’s Italian class at James Caldwell High School’s took the initiative to ask that Mayor John Kelley and the borough council officially commemorate Italian Heritage Month, which began Oct 15.

The students requested that the Italian flag be flown on the Village Green. Mayor Kelley and the council readily agreed and the flag raising ceremony was ...

Essex Fells Mayor Edward Davis Updates Roseland on Contaminant Water Issues

October 21, 2021

ROSELAND, NJ - During the Roseland Borough Council meeting Tuesday night, Essex Fells Mayor Edward Davis provided an update to the borough’s governing body regarding the recent notification from the department of Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regarding elevated levels of the contaminant perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) that has been detected in the water provided by the Essex ...

Caldwell Borough Council Passes 2021 Municipal Budget

CALDWELL, NJ — The members of the borough council unanimously passed the 2021 municipal budget on Tuesday. The municipal portion of the budget will increase one half of one percent and the homeowner of the average assessed property in Caldwell will incur a $26 increase of the property tax. As of 2021, the average assessed home in Caldwell is $422,800.

The total amount collected for ...

Italian Heritage Month Recognized In Caldwell

CALDWELL, NJ -- Students in Eric Lavin’s Italian class at James Caldwell High School’s took the initiative to ask that Mayor John Kelley and the borough council officially commemorate Italian Heritage Month, which began Oct 15.

The students requested that the Italian flag be flown on the Village Green. Mayor Kelley and the council readily agreed and the flag raising ceremony was ...

Boys Soccer: Caldwell Drubs Collegiate, 9-2

October 21, 2021

WEST CALDWELL, NJ -- Jimmy Rizzo collected four goals and two assists to lea the Caldwell boys soccer team to a 9-2 victory over Newark Collegiate Academy on Wednesday.

Rizzo, a senior forward, now has 19 goals and five assists this season. Tobias Catizone finished with two goals and one assist for Caldwell (7-9).

James Quagliana had one goal and two assists, and Luke Carino one goal and ...

Girls Volleyball: Caldwell Knocks off Verona, 2-0, in Essex Quarterfinals

VERONA, NJ — The Caldwell girls volleyball team defeated Verona, 26-24, 25-19, in the quarterfinal round of the Essex County Tournament on Tuesday.

Christine Infantolino finished with five kills, two aces and one assist for Caldwell (10-10). Lulu Ceccon and Iliana Acosta each totaled four kills for the Lady Chiefs.

Sarah Sherwood led Caldwell with 15 assists and also had one kill. Ava ...

Girls Soccer: West Essex Rolls Past Columbia, 7-2

NORTH CALDWELL, NJ — The West Essex girls soccer team scored the game's first four goals and went on to post a 7-2 victory over Columbia on Wednesday.

Alex Sek scored three goals and Lauren Geiger netted two goals for West Essex (7-2-2), which led, 4-0, at halftime. 

Skye Grimes and Mia Saccone each had one goal and one assist, and Logan Golstein picked up two assists for the ...

Suspect Arrested, Charged with Ramming Fairfield Police Cars

October 21, 2021

FAIRFIELD, NJ -- A Bayonne man has been arrested by Fairfield Police in connection with multiple incidents in which Fairfield police cars were being rammed by another driver.

Robert R. Piel Jr., 23, was arrested Wednesday on multiple criminal charges, including two counts of aggravated assault on a police officer, eluding police, possession of a weapon (the vehicle), possession of a weapon for ...

West Caldwell Police Arrest Three in Attempted Car Break-ins

WEST CALDWELL, NJ — One Newark man and two juveniles were arrested last weekend in connection with the attempted break-ins of several vehicles in West Caldwell.

Just before 1 a.m. on Saturday morning, Oct. 9, Sgt. Redmerski observed two individuals attempting to break into parked motor vehicles on Ellis Road and surrounding streets. When they saw the officer, the suspects jumped into an ...

Body-worn Cameras to Make Their Debut in Fairfield Next Week

FAIRFIELD, NJ — The Fairfield Police Department will begin to utilize Body-Worn Cameras (BWC) on Monday, Oct. 18.

The cameras are being adopted in accordance with the guidelines and policies established by the New Jersey Attorney General and the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office. The department has used in-car cameras for almost two decades. The addition of ...

Saint Barnabas Names Jennifer O’Neill as Chief Operating Officer

October 20, 2021

LIVINGSTON, NJ — On behalf of Saint Barnabas Medical Center (SBMC) in Livingston, Richard Davis, president and chief executive officer has welcomed back former staff member Jennifer O’Neill, DNP, APN, NEA-BC to the SBMC family to serve as chief operating officer. 

“Jennifer is a passionate and innovative leader who is focused on excellence,” said Davis.

LPGA Pioneers Honor Healthcare Heroes At Founders Cup Tournament at Mountain Ridge

October 12, 2021

WEST CALDWELL, NJ — Nancy Lopez, Sally Little and Mary Mills, three pioneers of the Ladies' Professional Golf Association (LPGA), presented a commemorative “Thank You Healthcare Heroes” poster to Richard Davis, president and chief executive officer of Saint Barnabas Medical Center; Bruce Schonbraun, chairman of the Saint Barnabas Medical Center; and the team of Healthcare ...

Temple Sholom of West Essex Celebrates, Thanks First Responders

CEDAR GROVE, NJ — Temple Sholom of West Essex celebrated the Jewish high holiday of Sukkot this year by inviting members to sign messages of thanks and hope, and to give a donation to local first responders. After the holiday, the Temple presented four pages of written greetings and a monetary donation of $1,000 to the Cedar Grove Ambulance and Rescue Squad.  

“As we ...

Saint Barnabas Names Jennifer O’Neill as Chief Operating Officer

October 20, 2021

LIVINGSTON, NJ — On behalf of Saint Barnabas Medical Center (SBMC) in Livingston, Richard Davis, president and chief executive officer has welcomed back former staff member Jennifer O’Neill, DNP, APN, NEA-BC to the SBMC family to serve as chief operating officer. 

“Jennifer is a passionate and innovative leader who is focused on excellence,” said Davis.

Music and More Booster Club Advocates for Students at Caldwell-West Caldwell BOE Meeting

October 19, 2021

WEST CALDWELL, NJ — Students and parents attended the Board of Education meeting Monday and continued to advocate for the performing arts within the district. Herbert Feakes, president of the Music and More Booster Club, began by thanking the administration for the progress to date however but still pressed for greater transparency in decisions. 

Feakes requested that confirmation ...

West Essex Marching Knights Compete at MetLife Stadium

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ — The West Essex Marching Knights, under the direction of director of bands Eddie Griffin, performed at MetLife Stadium on Oct. 2 at the USBands Yamaha Cup Competition. 

The Knights finished in second place in their competitive group with their performance of "Captured," featuring original music compositions by Frank Sullivan and ...

Season Opener Offers Timely Message as Paper Mill Playhouse Emerges from COVID

MILLBURN, NJ — After being closed for about 18 months due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Paper Mill Playhouse opened its new season Oct. 17, a night that found its patrons and directors bubbling with excitement and its performers bringing a show that resonated.

The opening show, Songs for a New World, with music and lyrics by Jason Robert Brown, was written some years back and chosen for the ...

Cedar Grove Physician Suspended; AG Bruck: Doctor Poses 'Grave Risk' to Public'

October 20, 2021

NEWARK, NJ — The license of a Cedar Grove physician has been temporarily suspended by the New Jersey Board of Medical Examiners, Acting Attorney General Andrew J. Bruck announced on Wednesday.

Dr. Muhammad A. Mirza, a board-certified internist from Cedar Grove, has been temporarily banned from practicing medicine after allegations surfaced that he has been traveling to offices both in ...

Essex County Man Sentenced to 160 Years After Murders of 3 Women

MONTCLAIR, NJ — Khalil Wheeler-Weaver has been sentenced to 160 years in prison after killing three women, authorities stated on Wednesday.

The 25-year-old Orange resident was charged with the murder of three women in Essex County in 2016, including college student Sarah Butler of Montclair. Butler was a graduate of Montclair High School, worked part-time at the ...

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NJ TRANSIT’s Mobile App Upgrades: Keeping Riders in the Know

NEW JERSEY – With more and more riders returning to public transportation, NJ TRANSIT’s recent changes to mobile apps literally represent well-timed upgrades.

Smartphone users can readily appreciate the ease of information available at their fingertips. A few swipes on the mobile app replace the need for paper schedules and more.  The mobile app is available on both Google ...

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Navy Veteran Runs for New Jersey Assembly in Legislative District 27

October 19, 2021

SHORT HILLS, NJ — Millburn Township resident and U.S. Navy Commander Jonathan Sym has served the United States for 22 years and continues his military service to this day in the Navy Reserve. He announced his decision to seek public office in February of this year, coincidentally just after completing the Veterans in Politics Program at the Maxwell School of Public Affairs at Syracuse ...

Thomas J. Tucci Sr. Playground Dedicated in Cedar Grove

October 21, 2021

CEDAR GROVE, NJ -- The playground in Essex County Cedar Grove Park was dedicated on Wednesday as the “Thomas J. Tucci, Sr. Playground” in honor of the late Thomas J. Tucci.

Tucci was a Cedar Grove resident who had a lifetime of involvement promoting youth recreation activities and upgrading public athletic facilities.

“Mr. Tucci was a role model and father figure ...

Bestselling Author Harlan Coben Films in Livingston for Next Page-to-Screen Adaptation

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Local followers of Livingston native Harlan Coben's works may notice some familiar locations featured in the upcoming adaptation of his 2011 novel “Shelter” if the pilot is determined to be successful.

Throughout the day on Monday, when Livingston High School (LHS) students were off for the Columbus Day holiday, production vans lined the streets ...

Five Essex County Gas Stations Agree to $138,000 Settlement over Allegations of Overcharging Consumers

NEWARK – Five gas stations in Essex County have reached a settlement agreement after they were found to be overcharging consumers, including selling regular fuel as premium.

The five gas stations are:

KP Fuel, 864 Mt. Prospect Ave, Newark
BK Fuel, 108 Bloomfield Ave, Newark
Millennium Fuel, 113-119 Franklin Street, Belleville
DS Fuel, 605 Washington Ave, ...

Public Storage: Scotch Plains Customers 'Cannot Safely Access This Highly Contaminated Area'

October 17, 2021

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Two days after Public Storage of Scotch Plains was served with an injunction to stop tossing Scotch Plains resident Mary Jean Murphy's belongings, the company issued a second public statement about the situation. Through its outside p.r. firm, the storage company said its emphasis was on the safety of its customers.

“Keeping our customers safe from ...

Court Documents Reveal Daughter Accused of Murder Was Removed from Father's Will

SURF CITY, NJ — The daughter accused of murdering her father and his girlfriend at a Surf City home was recently excluded from his will, according to an affidavit of probable cause obtained by TAPinto Stafford-LBI.  

A neighbor who was friends with the couple told police that Sherry Lee Heffernan regularly had disagreements with her father and that she was not included in ...

14-Year-Old Saint Barnabas Brain Surgery Patient Honored at Rutgers Season Opener

LIVINGSTON, NJ — After experiencing headaches in early June, 14-year-old Anthony Walker was rushed to Saint Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston, where the medical team identified that fluid from an infection had traveled to his brain and required immediate emergency surgery to relieve the pressure. A few months later, Rutgers Athletics saluted Walker’s bravery and strength by ...

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Why I'm voting for Opper and Stroever for North Caldwell BOE

October 19, 2021

North Caldwell Friends and neighbors, we have important choices to make on November 2nd that significantly impact our schools.  I spent two terms on the NCBOE and it was one of the greatest honors of my life to serve this community alongside some of the smartest, most devoted, dedicated, humble and hardworking people I have ever known. In November, two members of our Board are up for ...

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