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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The HIB law, originally enacted in 2010, was expanded in January to include cyber-harassment and parental liability.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 Tennis: Verona Edges Caldwell, 3-2

September 28, 2022

VERONA, NJ -- Verona won both of its doubles matchups against Caldwell to polish off a 3-2 girls tennis victory on Tuesday.

Verona is 7-5. Caldwell is 7-6.

Verona girls tennis coach Jack Kloss tweeted, "A tremendous team win against a talented Caldwell team today! Wins at 1S and both dubs accounted for our 3-2 score. 1S Margot DaCosta sealed it for us with a gutsy 6-2 7-5 ...

Girls Soccer: Caldwell Defeats Cedar Grove, 3-1

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 ...

Fairfield Police Department Receives Re-accreditation

September 29, 2022

FAIRFIELD, NJ -- The Fairfield Police Department (FPD) received a three-year certificate of re-accreditation from the New Jersey Association of Chiefs of Police Monday night at the Fairfield Council meeting.

 

Mayor James Gasparini said that this is not only a high honor for the police department, but it earns the township an insurance discount saving taxpayer money.

 

Harry ...

Child Seat Inspections in Fairfield Identify Incorrect Installations

FAIRFIELD, NJ -- The Fairfield Police Department, along with Safe Kids Northern NJ, conducted a child seat safety inspection at the Target parking lot on Saturday, Sept. 24. 

Sgt. Christopher Niemiec said that approximately 20 car seats were inspected. 

A car seat safety technician course was offered at the Fairfield Fire House last Wednesday through ...

Four Roads in Caldwell to be Milled and Paved This Week

CALDWELL, NJ -- Milling and paving on four streets in Caldwell will impact local traffic Tuesday through Friday of this week.

Birkendene Road, Lockward Road, Leaycraft Lane and Thomas Street are scheduled to be milled and paced beginning on Tuesday, Sept. 27. 

All work will be performed between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. on Birkendene Road, Lockward Road and Leaycraft ...

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 ...

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 for Hurricane Ian's Victims Coming from New Jersey

September 29, 2022

TRENTON, NJ — Members of the New Jersey National Guard will soon deploy to Florida to help in the aftermath of Hurricane Ian, which made landfall on Wednesday as a Category 4 storm.

Gov. Phil Murphy announced 135 members, in addition to 40 military and support vehicles will be sent to help with the storm response.

“We are thankful for the 135 men and women who bravely ...

Help from New Jersey Headed to Puerto Rico Following Hurricane Fiona

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 ...

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West Orange Shooting Kills One, Injured Another on Tuesday

September 28, 2022

WEST ORANGE, NJ -- A shooting claimed the life of one person in West Orange Tuesday afternoon.

Two people were shot on Watson Avenue. One person was killed and another was injured. The incident occurred shortly after 3 p.m. The victim has been identified by the Essex County Prosecutor's office as Corington Valentin, 21, of Newark.

The shooter is still at large, and ...

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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