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Seton Hall Requiring Vaccines for Fall Semester

May 14, 2021

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Seton Hall University is requiring all students and employees to be vaccinated for the fall 2021 semester. 

The school sent an email this week to the school community communicating the University's Executive Cabinet decision. 

“We know that reaching a high vaccination level in our University population is an important factor in achieving the ...

West Essex BOE Achieves Master Board Certification

NORTH CALDWELL, NJ — West Essex Board of Education President Maryadele Wojtowicz began last Monday's meeting with the announcement that the board has received the Carol E. Larsen Master Board Certification from New Jersey School Board Association (NJSBA). 

The certification is the highest recognition available to acknowledge extensive, voluntary professional development a ...

Grover Cleveland Middle School in Caldwell Names May Students of the Month

CALDWELL, NJ — Grover Cleveland Middle School has announced its Students of the Month for May:

Grade 6 - Malia Yedan

Grade 7 - Luis DaCosta

Grade 8 - Annabella Grosso 

 

West Caldwell Prepares To Open Pools

May 9, 2021

WEST CALDWELL, NJ — During the council meeting held this past week, Councilman Michael Docteroff reported that pool membership registrations in West Caldwell have increased 20% from this time in 2019.  There will be adherence to required safety protocols involving COVID-19, however plans do include offering swim lessons, water aerobics and swim teams will be available this ...

Caldwell Street Fair to Take Place in October

CALDWELL, NJ — Mayor John Kelley announced during the May 4 council meeting that after discussions with the Kiwanis Club of Caldwell-West Essex, Rotary Club of the Caldwells and the Office of Emergency Management (OEM), the Street Fair will take place on Oct. 3. 

Kelley said that the annual event will occur contingent upon no major changes in the COVID ...

Roseland Approves 2021 Municipal Budget at Increase of Less than 1%

ROSELAND, NJ - The Roseland governing body unanimously approved the 2021 municipal budget during the May 4 council meeting. The total municipal budget for 2021 is $15,197,091.46 which represents a total increase of less than 1% (.963%), with an impact of an annual increase of $26.98 for an average home in the borough that is assessed at $467,168. 

For municipal purposes, the budget ...

Baseball: Sarrel Inside-the-Park HR Gives Caldwell 4-2 Win Over West Essex

May 14, 2021

LITTLE FALLS, NJ — Championship contending teams must possess the trait of resilience, and the Caldwell baseball team showed just that in a 4-2 victory over West Essex at Yogi Berra Stadium on Friday night.

“For our kids, the motto all year is: compete, no matter who we play, where we play, when we play, we’ve got to make sure we do that for each other, and we’ve ...

Caldwell-West Caldwell BOE Conducts First Live Meeting Since March 2020; Honors Brielle Guarente

WEST CALDWELL, NJ — For the first time since March 2020, the Caldwell-West Caldwell Board of Education, in an attempt to return to normalcy, met in person at the Harrison School with social distancing measures in place. 

It was reported by Superintendent Dr. James Heinegg that the board would meet in person during the previous meeting with the intent of taping the meeting so those ...

Baseball: West Essex Outlasts Verona, 5-4, in 9 Innings in GNT

NORTH CALDWELL, NJ — West Essex scored a run in the bottom of the ninth inning to defeat Verona, 5-4, in the quarterfinal round of the Greater Newark Tournament on Wednesday.

Verona (6-4) scored three runs in the top of the first inning and another in the second and had a 4-1 lead after two innings. West Essex (8-2) eventually tied it, 4-4, with a run in the bottom of the ...

Supply Outstrips Demand for COVID-19 Vaccine in Newark

May 6, 2021

NEWARK, NJ — The lack of lines tells the story.

At the end of March, hundreds of people lined up at the New Jersey Institute of Technology COVID-19 vaccination site in Newark after it launched. More than 6,200 doses were administered that first day. Now, a little over a month later, only a trickle of people show up every day to get vaccinated.

According to Essex County statistics, the ...

Citing Downward Trending Numbers, Murphy Eases More Restrictions on Gatherings

TRENTON, NJ -- With COVID-19 numbers trending decisively in the right direction and New Jersey progressing toward its adult-age vaccination goals, Gov. Murphy on Monday announced an additional easing of restrictions, including a removal of all percentage capacity limits for indoor and outdoor businesses, a lifting of the prohibition on indoor bar seating, and an end to the outdoor ...

COVID's Downward Trend Continues: Summer Camps to Open, Murphy Hints at More Easing of Restrictions

TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy at his COVID press briefing Wednesday announced that he would sign an Executive Order allowing for summer camps – both day camps and sleep away camps – to open for the upcoming season. The governor says that he is pleased with the way COVID numbers are trending downwards, which enables things to open up as the summer ...

Three Saint Barnabas Professionals Named Among Livingston’s Most Inspiring Women

May 11, 2021

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Three staff members from Saint Barnabas Medical Center (SBMC) and RWJBarnabas Health were recently honored for their outstanding service to the Livingston community when the Livingston Committee for Diversity and Inclusion (LCDI) teamed up with the Livingston Township Council to host the first annual Inspiring Women of Livingston awards ceremony.

Dr. Kristin Fless ...

Saint Barnabas Medical Center Inducts New Medical Staff Leadership

LIVINGSTON, NJ — The nearly 1,600 attending physicians at Saint Barnabas Medical Center (SBMC) recently elected leaders among the group to serve two-year terms as Medical Staff Officers.

Inducted at the Quarterly Medical Staff Meeting in April were Alan Garten, MD, who will serve as Medical Staff President as well as First Vice President Michael Addis, MD; Second Vice President John ...

Impact100 Essex Invites Prospective Volunteers to Attend Weekly Membership Drives

May 13, 2021

MORRISTOWN, NJ — Impact100 Essex, a women’s giving collective that awards grants to nonprofits serving Essex County, is looking to expand its membership and is holding weekly virtual information sessions for prospective members. Throughout the month of May, the organization is holding information sessions every Tuesday evening and can also arrange for a personalized session for ...

Three Saint Barnabas Professionals Named Among Livingston’s Most Inspiring Women

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Three staff members from Saint Barnabas Medical Center (SBMC) and RWJBarnabas Health were recently honored for their outstanding service to the Livingston community when the Livingston Committee for Diversity and Inclusion (LCDI) teamed up with the Livingston Township Council to host the first annual Inspiring Women of Livingston awards ceremony.

Dr. Kristin Fless ...

Impact100 Essex Announces Start of 2021 Grant Cycle for Local Nonprofits

MORRISTOWN, NJ — Impact100 Essex has announced the availability of a $100,000 Impact Grant and kicked off its 2021 grant cycle with an information session for Essex County nonprofits.

On April 20, more than 60 organizations attended to learn about the grant application process.

"We were pleased to see so many faces at our virtual information session--both familiar organizations ...

Saint Barnabas Medical Center Inducts New Medical Staff Leadership

May 9, 2021

LIVINGSTON, NJ — The nearly 1,600 attending physicians at Saint Barnabas Medical Center (SBMC) recently elected leaders among the group to serve two-year terms as Medical Staff Officers.

Inducted at the Quarterly Medical Staff Meeting in April were Alan Garten, MD, who will serve as Medical Staff President as well as First Vice President Michael Addis, MD; Second Vice President John ...

West Essex School District Named Among 'Best Communities for Music Education'

May 10, 2021

NORTH CALDWELL, NJ — The West Essex Regional School District has been honored with the designation for Best Communities for Music Education by the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM). 

This designation “recognizes and celebrates school districts for their support and commitment to music education and for their efforts to ensure access to music, for all students, as ...

West Caldwell Prepares To Open Pools

WEST CALDWELL, NJ — During the council meeting held this past week, Councilman Michael Docteroff reported that pool membership registrations in West Caldwell have increased 20% from this time in 2019.  There will be adherence to required safety protocols involving COVID-19, however plans do include offering swim lessons, water aerobics and swim teams will be available this ...

Caldwell Street Fair to Take Place in October

CALDWELL, NJ — Mayor John Kelley announced during the May 4 council meeting that after discussions with the Kiwanis Club of Caldwell-West Essex, Rotary Club of the Caldwells and the Office of Emergency Management (OEM), the Street Fair will take place on Oct. 3. 

Kelley said that the annual event will occur contingent upon no major changes in the COVID ...

Four North Jersey Residents Charged in Burglary Ring; Verona P.D. Helped Lead Investigation

May 3, 2021

TRENTON, NJ — Four individuals have been charged in an investigation for allegedly conspiring as members of a criminal ring responsible for numerous residential burglaries across much of New Jersey, including in Verona.

The participating law enforcement agencies have worked collaboratively to investigate 84 burglaries that were committed over a five-month period ending in March in eight ...

Local Middle School Entrepreneurs Launch New Candle Business

April 25, 2021

VERONA, NJ — Three local Essex County middle school students have turned a passion project into a business, launching JAÉ Candles and Co. Jada Bednar and Ellie Ghingo (seventh-graders at H.B.Whitehorne Middle School in Verona) and Ava Tsettos, (a West Caldwell seventh-grader at Grover Cleveland Middle School) are the founders of JAÉ Candles and Co. 

In quarantine, ...

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As Communities Return to “Normal,” Water Safety Should Be Top of Mind

May 14, 2021

The YMCA is offering tips for parents to keep kids safe in and around water this summer.

LIVINGSTON, NJ – The West Essex YMCA wants to ensure that water safety doesn’t get lost in the community’s eagerness to return to a “normal” summer. As temperatures rise, kids want to cool off, whether that is in home pools, ponds, lakes, rivers, streams, or oceans. And that ...

Seton Hall Requiring Vaccines for Fall Semester

May 14, 2021

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Seton Hall University is requiring all students and employees to be vaccinated for the fall 2021 semester. 

The school sent an email this week to the school community communicating the University's Executive Cabinet decision. 

“We know that reaching a high vaccination level in our University population is an important factor in achieving the ...

Essex County Gas Prices Soar to 7-Year High

WASHINGTON, D.C. — A cyberattack against a “vital” U.S. oil pipeline has contributed to a spike in already high gasoline prices. New Jersey gas prices now average $3.04 per gallon, according to AAA, compared to roughly $3.01 per gallon nationally. 

In Essex County, the price at the pump has hit $3.08 as of Wednesday, part of a national trend in high gas ...

Supply Outstrips Demand for COVID-19 Vaccine in Newark

NEWARK, NJ — The lack of lines tells the story.

At the end of March, hundreds of people lined up at the New Jersey Institute of Technology COVID-19 vaccination site in Newark after it launched. More than 6,200 doses were administered that first day. Now, a little over a month later, only a trickle of people show up every day to get vaccinated.

According to Essex County statistics, the ...

Missing Baby Found Unharmed After NJ Police Issue Statewide Amber Alert

May 10, 2021

NEWARK, NJ — Following an Amber alert issued on Monday afternoon, authorities located two-week-old Chinna Payne in East Orange just after 3 p.m. along with the man last seen with the infant, according to New Jersey State Police. 

Police reported that Damion Payne, 27, of Newark, is accused of assaulting the child's mother in Newark before leaving ...

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