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Caldwell-West Caldwell School Board Meeting Details Expansion of HIB Laws

September 21, 2022

WEST CALDWELL, NJ -- Douglas Silvestro from the Busch Law Group LLC presented to the public an update to the state’s Harassment Intimidation and Bullying (HIB) act during Monday’s Caldwell-West Caldwell Board of Education meeting.

The HIB law, originally enacted in 2010, was expanded in January to include cyber-harassment and parental liability.  It was noted that ...

West Essex District Focusing on Safety & Security for New School Year

NORTH CALDWELL, NJ -- The safety and security of the student body and staff will be a point of emphasis this school year, a point reinforced at Monday's West Essex Board of Education meeting.

In attendance were Mark Deuer, Chief of Police for the North Caldwell; Anthony Manna, Chief of Police of Fairfield; Acting Director John Matheis of the Roseland Police ...

John Matheis Sworn in as Roseland’s Acting Police Director

September 23, 2022

ROSELAND, NJ -- The Borough of Roseland welcomed a new acting police director on Tuesday as John Matheis was sworn into office by Mayor James R. Spango. 

Matheis, accompanied by his wife Cookie, stated that he looked forward to the challenge of heading the department and becoming the borough’s first police director.  Unlike the previous head of the department, which was a ...

Residents Petition Verona Planning Board to Leave Bloomfield Ave. Lot Undeveloped

VERONA, NJ -- At a special Zoom meeting of the Verona Planning Board on Tuesday, Sept. 13, a Fells Road resident presented the board with a petition to refrain from developing a vacant lot on Bloomfield Avenue.

Michele Gruet said she collected 64 signatures on a petition to present to the Planning Board and the Township Council regarding the possibility of building housing on Block 2205, Lot 6 ...

Fairfield Holds its 9/11 Memorial Ceremony on Sept. 12

FAIRFIELD, NJ -- “This a chance for our community to come together to remember those who lost their lives because of the horrific attacks on 9/11 and also to pay tribute to the first responders who put their lives on the line every day, everywhere, on our behalf,” said Fairfield Mayor James Gasparini at the 9/11 ceremony held on Monday, Sept. 12 on the municipal ...

Girls Soccer: Caldwell Defeats Cedar Grove, 3-1

September 25, 2022

CEDAR GROVE, NJ -- Caldwell scored two goals in the first half and went on to a 3-1 victory over Cedar Grove on Saturday.

Juliana Procopio gave Caldwell (6-2) a 1-0 lead with a goal off a feed by Addy Cook. Kayla Ishigami's goal extended the lead to 2-0. She received a pass from Cassidy Brown leading to the goal.

In the second half, Brown scored with an assist from Ishigami to make it ...

Football: Caldwell Hangs on to Defeat West Essex, 16-13

NORTH CALDWELL, NJ -- The Caldwell football team faced one of the toughest challanges it's seen in two years on Friday night.

Naturally, that challenge came from West Essex.

The Chiefs extended their winning streak to 19 games with a 16-13 victory over the archrival Knights, whom Caldwell did not play en route to their Group 2 regional state championship in 2021.

Harry Boland's ...

Field Hockey: West Essex Beats Glen Ridge, 8-0

NORTH CALDWELL, NJ -- The West Essex field hockey team scored four goals apiece in the first two quarters to remain undefeated with an 8-0 victory over Glen Ridge on Wednesday.

Gianna Macrino scored four goals, giving the senior forward 14 for the season. Adelaide Minnella finished with two goals and three assists.

Cielle McInerney had one goal and three assists and Nicole Campolattaro ...

Fairfield Police Charge Two After Theft of Cooking Oil from Restaurant

September 24, 2022

FAIRFIELD, NJ -- The Fairfield Police Department arrested two men from Newark after an incident involving the theft of cooking oil from a Route 46 establishment.

Carl Watson and Jamil Pugh, both of Newark, were charged wuth burglary, theft, criminal trespassing and possession of burglar tools on Friday., Sept. 23.

At approximately 1:57 a.m., the Fairfield Police Department ...

North Caldwell Fire Department Celebrating 100th Anniversary on Saturday, 9/24

NORTH CALDWELL, NJ -- On Saturday, September 24, the North Caldwell Fire Department will celebrate a century of service to the residents and Borough of North Caldwell. Formed on April 22, 1922, as the North Caldwell Engine Company No. 1, the fire department began serving the growing community of North Caldwell, following the destructive mill fire the previous year.

Saturday’s event will ...

John Matheis Sworn in as Roseland’s Acting Police Director

ROSELAND, NJ -- The Borough of Roseland welcomed a new acting police director on Tuesday as John Matheis was sworn into office by Mayor James R. Spango. 

Matheis, accompanied by his wife Cookie, stated that he looked forward to the challenge of heading the department and becoming the borough’s first police director.  Unlike the previous head of the department, which was a ...

Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center Breaks Ground on $225 Million Cancer Center

September 22, 2022

LIVINGSTON, NJ — The construction of a five-story, 137,000-square-foot cancer center at Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center (CBMC) in Livingston is now underway following a groundbreaking ceremony held at the site of the $225-million project on Tuesday night.

The freestanding outpatient facility, which is scheduled for completion in 2025, will serve as the northern hub for the integrated ...

West Caldwell Honors Col. John McHugh, Renaming Street in His Memory

September 18, 2022

WEST CALDWELL, NJ -- A solemn ceremony was held Saturday as family members and friends gathered to honor and remember Col. John McHugh, a native son who was killed in Afghanistan May 18, 2010, during Operation Enduring Freedom. The event provided for the ceremonial renaming of Orton Road to be known as Colonel John McHugh Place.

McHugh a 24-year veteran serving in the Army had attended ...

Fairfield Holds its 9/11 Memorial Ceremony on Sept. 12

FAIRFIELD, NJ -- “This a chance for our community to come together to remember those who lost their lives because of the horrific attacks on 9/11 and also to pay tribute to the first responders who put their lives on the line every day, everywhere, on our behalf,” said Fairfield Mayor James Gasparini at the 9/11 ceremony held on Monday, Sept. 12 on the municipal ...

Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center Breaks Ground on $225 Million Cancer Center

September 22, 2022

LIVINGSTON, NJ — The construction of a five-story, 137,000-square-foot cancer center at Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center (CBMC) in Livingston is now underway following a groundbreaking ceremony held at the site of the $225-million project on Tuesday night.

The freestanding outpatient facility, which is scheduled for completion in 2025, will serve as the northern hub for the integrated ...

Residents Petition Verona Planning Board to Leave Bloomfield Ave. Lot Undeveloped

September 18, 2022

VERONA, NJ -- At a special Zoom meeting of the Verona Planning Board on Tuesday, Sept. 13, a Fells Road resident presented the board with a petition to refrain from developing a vacant lot on Bloomfield Avenue.

Michele Gruet said she collected 64 signatures on a petition to present to the Planning Board and the Township Council regarding the possibility of building housing on Block 2205, Lot 6 ...

Help from New Jersey Headed to Puerto Rico Following Hurricane Fiona

September 22, 2022

TRENTON, NJ — New Jersey is sending aid to Puerto Rico to help those impacted by Hurricane Fiona, which made landfall on Sunday, September 18. The storm brought more than 20 inches of rain and heavy wind, causing major infrastructure damage and power outages to the island.

"Our hearts and prayers are with the people of Puerto Rico during this devastating time," Gov. Phil ...

Chipotle to Pay New Jersey $7.75 Million to Settle Child Labor Law Violations

TRENTON, NJ — Chipotle Mexican Grill will pay the State of New Jersey a record $7.75 million to settle child labor law violations.

A 2020 New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development (NJDOL) audit identified more than 30,000 violations that impacted minors at Chipotle locations in New Jersey. Those violations included Chipotle not abiding by limits on the number of hours ...

John Donnadio Advocates for County Government as Executive Director of the New Jersey Association of Counties

TRENTON, NJ — Sometimes, John Donnadio finds himself in 21 places at once.

As executive director of the New Jersey Association of Counties (NJAC), he’s an advocate for county government in Trenton and works with legislators and the governor’s office. At the local level, the NJAC is a nonpartisan and bipartisan resource for leaders and administrators in all 21 counties in New ...

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Crane’s Mill Resident Wins Two Gold Medals at Senior Olympics

September 13, 2022

Join us in congratulating Crane's Mill resident Lynne Palmer for earning two gold medals in the New Jersey Senior Olympics. The competition took place over the weekend of September 9 through 11 in Woodbridge.

Lynne won first place in the 50 meter and 100 meter races. She trained hard, competed with vim and vigor, and remained injury free.

Lynne and her husband Archie became ...

NJ Police Car ‘Intentionally Rammed’ by Masked Car Thieves in Attempted Escape

September 1, 2022

WAYNE, NJ – A high speed chase in and around Wayne ended when the suspect vehicle “intentionally rammed” a Wayne Police car and struck several other vehicles. As soon as the car came to a stop, all the doors flew open and five suspects took off running.

The following is based on a statement released by the Wayne Police Department.

Montville Police alerted area agencies of ...

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