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West Essex Dominates District 5 in Wrestling

February 18, 2019

NORTH CALDWELL, NJ -- The West Essex wrestling team won the District 5 championship with a dominating overall showing on Saturday.

The Knights had 13 wrestlers qualify for the semifinal round out of 14 weight classes. West Essex finished with 215.5 team points, 19 more than second-place Emerson/Park Ridge.

Mike Ruane, Peter Kenny and Luke Dignazio each won individual titles for West Essex.

Joanne Zascone: Caldwell Artist's Passion Leads Her to an Unlikely Cause

ROSELAND, NJ - Local photographer Joanne Zascone, a resident of Caldwell, has been taking photographs since she was given a camera at 8 years old—a hobby and a passion that she shared with her father growing up. Her latest exhibit, titled "Love and the Cat's Meow," is currently on display at the Roseland Public Library until March 15.

"I really like photography ...

Fairfield Township and Local Nonprofits Receive County Funding for Programs

CEDAR GROVE, NJ — Fairfield was recently one of 12 municipalities to receive funding from the county that will be used for Phase II of the Sand Road ADA Sidewalk project. Also benefitting from the Essex County’s $5.5 million in community development block grants (CDBG) and emergency solutions grants (ESG) are The Bridge, Inc. in West Caldwell to be used toward behavioral health ...

Two Arrested for Prostitution Activities at New Fairfield Spa

February 16, 2019

FAIRFIELD, NJ — Two individuals were arrested in Fairfield on Friday for engaging in prostitution-related conduct after Fairfield police learned of illegal activities occurring at the new MVP Spa located at 180 Fairfield Road, according to police.

According to Fairfield Police Chief Anthony Manna, township zoning officials requested that Fairfield officers serve the owner of the ...

Fairfield Police Begin Morning Patrol Shift with DUI Arrest in School Zone

FAIRFIELD, NJ — A 47-year-old Mahwah man was arrested just after 9 a.m. on Thursday for driving under the influence after he was initially stopped in Fairfield for failing to properly stop at a stop sign and failing to maintain a lane, according to police.

Special Police Officer Raymond Kassas was on patrol on Horseneck Road when he observed the vehicle at the intersection of Plymouth ...

Nine Essex County Towns Establish Joint Task Force to Combat Crime

NEWARK, NJ — Nine Essex County police departments—including Livingston, Fairfield, Roseland, North Caldwell, West Caldwell, Caldwell, Essex Fells, Verona and Cedar Grove—have launched a joint anti-crime task force in conjunction with the Essex County Prosecutor's Office (ECPO) following a string of vehicle break-ins and thefts in these areas.

Acting Essex ...

West Essex Recognizes Educators of the Year and Students of the Month

February 13, 2019

NORTH CALDWELL, NJ — The West Essex Board of Education recognized the middle school students of the month during its mid-year recognition ceremony and the Governor’s Educator of the Year recognitions for both middle and high school staff during the board meeting held on Monday evening.

“It is always nice to honor our students and teachers for the excellent work they ...

West Essex Dominates District 5 in Wrestling

February 18, 2019

NORTH CALDWELL, NJ -- The West Essex wrestling team won the District 5 championship with a dominating overall showing on Saturday.

The Knights had 13 wrestlers qualify for the semifinal round out of 14 weight classes. West Essex finished with 215.5 team points, 19 more than second-place Emerson/Park Ridge.

Mike Ruane, Peter Kenny and Luke Dignazio each won individual titles for West Essex.

Boys Basketball: Caldwell Downs Belleville By a Bucket

BELLEVILLE, NJ -- The Caldwell boys basketball team came through with a 49-47 boys basketball victory over Belleville on Thursday.

Charlie Pierce and Hank Morgan each scored 17 points for the Chiefs (16-5). Will Raslowski popped in 11 points in the victory.

Adrienne Henson led Belleville (12-7) with 14 points. Belleville had defeated Caldwell, 41-37, in an earlier meeting this ...

Girls Basketball: West Essex Knocks off Verona, 52-41

NORTH CALDWELL, NJ -- West Essex overcame an early deficit and surged to a 52-41 girls basketball victory over Verona on Thursday.

Jessica Coia scored 19 points and ripped down 17 rebounds for West Essex (14-5), which outscored Verona, 14-2, in the second quarter to take a 22-14 halftime lead.

Katelyn Doud finished with 10 points and three assists for West Essex, which got nine points ...

Fairfield Township and Local Nonprofits Receive County Funding for Programs

February 17, 2019

CEDAR GROVE, NJ — Fairfield was recently one of 12 municipalities to receive funding from the county that will be used for Phase II of the Sand Road ADA Sidewalk project. Also benefitting from the Essex County’s $5.5 million in community development block grants (CDBG) and emergency solutions grants (ESG) are The Bridge, Inc. in West Caldwell to be used toward behavioral health ...

Fairfield Council Addresses Ongoing Revaluation Process and Passaic River Concerns

FAIRFIELD, NJ — After hearing about residents’ concern over the revaluation process occurring in Fairfield, the governing body addressed these issues during this week’s council meeting.

About two years ago, the township received correspondence from Essex County regarding a state mandate requiring the Township of Fairfield to undergo a revaluation process for tax ...

Caldwell Council Promotes Efforts for a Healthy and Safe Community

CALDWELL, NJ - As part of the Borough of Caldwell’s ongoing effort to promote the health and safety of residents, Mayor John Kelley and members of the borough council have shared the details of some upcoming health and wellness projects in addition to updating residents on enhancements being made to the Caldwell Community Center and some 2019 events.

Councilwoman Christine Schmidt ...

Levine, Jacobs & Company Announces Recent Expansion in Livingston

February 9, 2019

LIVINGSTON, NJ — The members of Levine, Jacobs & Company, LLC recently announced their new association with the Florham Park-based CPA firm of Limsky Kypriotis, which will now continue to practice under the name of Levine, Jacobs & Company, LLC with offices at 333 Eisenhower Parkway in Livingston.

“Herbert Limsky, CPA and Rina Kypriotis, CPA have a long ...

Greater NJ Chapter of Alzheimer’s Association Welcomes New Regional Leader

FLORHAM PARK, NJ – The Alzheimer’s Association of Greater New Jersey (AAGNJ) will be among the chapters to benefit from the new leadership of Kristina Fransel, who joins the world’s leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer’s care, support and research as head of “Region 13, which includes the Greater New Jersey, Delaware Valley and Greater Pennsylvania ...

Joanne Zascone: Caldwell Artist's Passion Leads Her to an Unlikely Cause

February 18, 2019

ROSELAND, NJ - Local photographer Joanne Zascone, a resident of Caldwell, has been taking photographs since she was given a camera at 8 years old—a hobby and a passion that she shared with her father growing up. Her latest exhibit, titled "Love and the Cat's Meow," is currently on display at the Roseland Public Library until March 15.

"I really like photography ...

Fairfield Township and Local Nonprofits Receive County Funding for Programs

CEDAR GROVE, NJ — Fairfield was recently one of 12 municipalities to receive funding from the county that will be used for Phase II of the Sand Road ADA Sidewalk project. Also benefitting from the Essex County’s $5.5 million in community development block grants (CDBG) and emergency solutions grants (ESG) are The Bridge, Inc. in West Caldwell to be used toward behavioral health ...

West Essex-Area Girls on the Run Chapters in Need of Coaches

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Girls on the Run (GOTR) of New Jersey East is currently seeking volunteers to empower girls through running for the spring 2019 season at various chapters, including the Caldwells, Roseland, Fairfield, Livingston, West Orange and other locations throughout the area.

GOTR is a physical activity-based, positive youth development ...

Joanne Zascone: Caldwell Artist's Passion Leads Her to an Unlikely Cause

February 18, 2019

ROSELAND, NJ - Local photographer Joanne Zascone, a resident of Caldwell, has been taking photographs since she was given a camera at 8 years old—a hobby and a passion that she shared with her father growing up. Her latest exhibit, titled "Love and the Cat's Meow," is currently on display at the Roseland Public Library until March 15.

"I really like photography ...

Fairfield Historical Society Continues to Compile and Preserve In-Depth Materials

FAIRFIELD, NJ — Under the direction of Brianne Colombo, director of the Fairfield Public Library, the one-year-old Fairfield Historical Society has been hard at work to carry out its mission of promoting and raising public awareness of Fairfield's history through compiling, preserving, interpreting, sharing and making accessible historical material connected to the Township of ...

Fairfield Native Returns Home to Host Book Signing for Historical Fiction Trilogy

FAIRFIELD, NJ — Local author Catherine Magia, a former Fairfield resident and 1996 graduate of West Essex High School, recently returned to her hometown to speak at the Fairfield Public Library about the recently published second edition of her historical fiction trilogy.

As she addressed the community, Magia signed copies of her new book, “The Fisher of Women: The Tale ...

West Essex-Area Girls on the Run Chapters in Need of Coaches

February 11, 2019

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Girls on the Run (GOTR) of New Jersey East is currently seeking volunteers to empower girls through running for the spring 2019 season at various chapters, including the Caldwells, Roseland, Fairfield, Livingston, West Orange and other locations throughout the area.

GOTR is a physical activity-based, positive youth development ...

Caldwell Council Promotes Efforts for a Healthy and Safe Community

CALDWELL, NJ - As part of the Borough of Caldwell’s ongoing effort to promote the health and safety of residents, Mayor John Kelley and members of the borough council have shared the details of some upcoming health and wellness projects in addition to updating residents on enhancements being made to the Caldwell Community Center and some 2019 events.

Councilwoman Christine Schmidt ...

Greater NJ Chapter of Alzheimer’s Association Welcomes New Regional Leader

FLORHAM PARK, NJ – The Alzheimer’s Association of Greater New Jersey (AAGNJ) will be among the chapters to benefit from the new leadership of Kristina Fransel, who joins the world’s leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer’s care, support and research as head of “Region 13, which includes the Greater New Jersey, Delaware Valley and Greater Pennsylvania ...

5 Former Caldwell-Area Priests Among Clergy Accused of Sex Abuse

February 14, 2019

CALDWELL, NJ —  Among the 63 priests listed by the Newark Archdiocese on Wednesday as being “credibly accused” of sexual abuse are four priests who have served at churches in the Caldwells, including Knights of Columbus, Saint Aloysius and Caldwell College in Caldwell; Sacred Heart Institute in West Caldwell; and Notre Dame Church in North Caldwell. One priest who ...

Coldwell Banker's Jennifer Szewcyk Shares Home-Staging Tips for Sellers

February 12, 2019

CALDWELL, NJ — Home staging, a method of decorating meant to highlight a home’s most impressive assets, is the key to helping potential buyers imagine themselves moving in, according to realtor Jennifer Szewcyk of Coldwell Banker in Caldwell.

“Staging a home to sell doesn’t require spending a lot of money; it’s really just making smart decisions,” said ...

West Caldwell Provides Update on COAH Obligations and 2019 Budget Projections

WEST CALDWELL, NJ — In response to public requests for a status report on the Township of West Caldwell’s current Council on Affordable Housing (COAH) obligation, Mayor Joseph Tempesta, Jr. gave a brief history of the process dating back 17 years as well as the core requirements during Tuesday’s township council meeting.

According to Tempesta, the findings are flawed because ...

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Celebrate Presidents Day at FunTime Junction; Get 50% off First Visit

February 11, 2019

FAIRFIELD, NJ — The award-winning children's entertainment venue FunTime Junction will be open Monday, Feb. 18 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. for Presidents Day in Fairfield. No reservations are needed! Just walk in and play!!

Get 50 percent off all first time visits at FunTime Junction when you download our FunTime Junction App! Mention that you saw this offer on TAPinto ...

Get 50% Off All First Time Visits at Fairfield's FunTime Junction

FAIRFIELD, NJ - Get 50 percent off all first time visits at FunTime Junction when you Download our FunTime Junction App! 

**50 percent off only valid for one FunTime Unlimited Admission or $5 off one FunTime Deluxe or FunTime Extreme Admission!**

Download the App for savings, specials and unlimited fun at FunTime Junction in Fairfield. Scroll through the list of ...

Local Mom’s Family Health Desire Leads to Career of Helping Others with Essential Oils

Mompreneur Geeta Lahiri, a resident of Roseland, says that using Young Living (YL) essential oils and products has changed the lives of herself and her family members. In fact, using YL essential oils and other therapeutic products has become so important to her that she now teaches free classes on using essential oils efficiently and effectively in people’s daily lives.

She says, ...

Mom's Quest to Overcome Health Issues Leads to Career of Helping Others

Since her teen years, mompreneur Simone Mitjans has struggled with a variety of health problems including digestive issues, seasonal allergies, PMS and migraines. In addition, when she was 19, she was diagnosed with PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome), which affected her fertility.

After the PCOS diagnosis, Simone says she was determined to research how to treat the diagnosis and feel better in ...

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Friends Of The Roseland Library to Host Spring Fundraiser Theater Trip

February 18, 2019

ROSELAND, NJ - Tickets are on sale now at the Roseland Public Library for a trip to the Music Mountain Theater in Lambertville for a performance of "Guys and Dolls" on Sunday, March 10 at 3 p.m. Tickets are $60 per person and include transportation, a light lunch and ticket for matinee. 

"Guys and Dolls" is an oddball romantic comedy in which a gambler, ...

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Rutgers University Student Diagnosed With Meningitis

February 7, 2019

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A Rutgers University student has been diagnosed with meningitis, and the university has sent a message to other students about steps to take as a precaution.

The student with the disease was hospitalized Monday is receiving treatment and is recovering, Dr. Melodee Lasky, University Assistant Vice Chancellor for Health and Wellness said in an email sent to students on ...