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Ice Hockey: West Essex Power Play Leads To 6-1 Victory

December 17, 2018

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Essex ice hockey team is finding a rhythm after a 6-1 victory over Arthur L. Johnson on Monday evening at West Orange Codey Arena.

“I think the turning point was the power play in the second period with the two powerplay goals that we got,” said Knights head coach Marc Gregory. “The last five minutes of the second period is always an important ...

Boys Basketball: Caldwell Triumphs Over Golda Och, 46-35

WEST CALDWELL, NJ - Caldwell broke away in the second quarter and went on to a 46-35 boys basketball victory over Golda Och Monday night.

Will Raslowsky scored 12 points and Brendan O"Donnell added 11 points for Caldwell (2-0), which outscored Golda Och, 15-4, in the second quarter to take a 10-point lead at halftime.

Hank Morgan finished with nine points for the Chiefs, whose defense ...

Fairfield Mayor Provides Update on Flooding Issues & More From Township Council

FAIRFIELD, NJ — Fairfield Mayor James Gasparini has expressed frustration about a recent discussion with the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) and the municipalities of Lincoln Park, Pompton Lakes, Wayne and Pequannock.

Officials from these communities met with the DEP on Dec. 11 to learn how the Pompton Lakes’ dam floodgates operate and how it influences ...

FBI Investigating Three Bomb Threats in Fairfield Thursday

December 14, 2018

FAIRFIELD, NJ -- The FBI is investigating three bomb threats in Fairfield Thursday afternoon that the bureau believes may have been connected to one another.

Between 2:21 p.m. and 3:34 p.m. Thursday, three Fairfield businesses received email bomb threats as what Fairfield authorities believe was part of an extortion plot that occurred throughout the United States, according to ...

Rotating Drop Schedule Proposed for West Essex Middle School

December 12, 2018

NORTH CALDWELL, NJ — West Essex Middle School (WEMS) principal Vee Popat presented a proposal to the West Essex Regional Board of Education on Monday to incorporate a rotate-and-drop schedule beginning in September 2019. This schedule would be consistent with West Essex High School’s (WEHS) schedule that began in 2014, he explained.

Popat noted that the current schedule ...

Earn Extra Credit Through Online Winterim Courses at County College of Morris

RANDOLPH, NJ — Registration is still taking place for the Winterim semesters at County College of Morris (CCM).

Winterim classes, which are offered online in a condensed format, are a convenient way to earn some extra credit and stay on course to graduate. Two Winterim sessions are offered at CCM, a four-week session that begins on Friday, Dec. 21, and a two-week session that begins on ...

Ice Hockey: West Essex Power Play Leads To 6-1 Victory

December 17, 2018

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Essex ice hockey team is finding a rhythm after a 6-1 victory over Arthur L. Johnson on Monday evening at West Orange Codey Arena.

“I think the turning point was the power play in the second period with the two powerplay goals that we got,” said Knights head coach Marc Gregory. “The last five minutes of the second period is always an important ...

Boys Basketball: Caldwell Triumphs Over Golda Och, 46-35

WEST CALDWELL, NJ - Caldwell broke away in the second quarter and went on to a 46-35 boys basketball victory over Golda Och Monday night.

Will Raslowsky scored 12 points and Brendan O"Donnell added 11 points for Caldwell (2-0), which outscored Golda Och, 15-4, in the second quarter to take a 10-point lead at halftime.

Hank Morgan finished with nine points for the Chiefs, whose defense ...

Ice Hockey: West Essex Hammers Pascack Valley, 9-2

WEST ORANGE, NJ -- The West Essex ice hockey team scored four goals in each of the first two periods and went on to a 9-2 victory over Pascack Valley on Saturday.

Jack Santoro, Connor Barnette and Peter Andolino each scored two goals for the Knights (2-1-2). Santoro also had two assists and Barnette had one.

Connor Hapward finished with one goal and one assist, and Nick Trabb and Connor ...

Fairfield Mayor Provides Update on Flooding Issues & More From Township Council

December 16, 2018

FAIRFIELD, NJ — Fairfield Mayor James Gasparini has expressed frustration about a recent discussion with the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) and the municipalities of Lincoln Park, Pompton Lakes, Wayne and Pequannock.

Officials from these communities met with the DEP on Dec. 11 to learn how the Pompton Lakes’ dam floodgates operate and how it influences ...

Residents of West Caldwell's Forest Avenue Seek Relief for Sewer Issues

WEST CALDWELL, NJ — Multiple residents of Forest Avenue in West Caldwell addressed their concerns during public comment at Tuesday’s township council meeting regarding the status of the integrity of the borough’s sewer system.  

Accounts of homes continually flooded with raw sewage, personal property and family heirlooms destroyed, concern of declining property ...

Outgoing Mayor Duthie, Councilmen Smith and Tsilionis Bid Farewell to Roseland

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Plaques of appreciation were presented to outgoing Roseland Mayor John Duthie and Councilmen Peter Smith and Thomas Tsilionis during their final council meeting on Tuesday “in recognition of [their] commitment and dedication to the Borough and Roseland.”

Council President Michelle Tolli, who was emotional as she presented the plaques to three colleagues ...

North Essex Chamber Holiday Party Celebrates Season with Members and Shopping

December 13, 2018

WEST ORANGE, NJ — More than 80 local business people attended the annual North Essex Chamber of Commerce (NECC) Holiday Celebration on Dec. 5 at The Manor in West Orange, where nearly a dozen vendors sold various clothing and craft items as well as holiday treats while the proceeds from a 50/50 raffle will go to a charity of the winner’s choice.

Delaney Kurdyla, 8-year-old ...

Local CPA Explains How to Maximize Tax Refunds

LIVINGSTON, NJ – A member of Livingston-based Levine, Jacobs & Company, LLC accounting firm was recently featured on two radio shows—WCTC-AM and TALKERS FM—speaking about steps taxpayers can take before Dec. 31 to maximize their tax refunds.

Michael Karu, CPA/CFF, spoke first with WCTC-AM radio host Bert Baron about the three main areas to concentrate on until the ...

Events By CC in Fairfield Offering Free Giveaways, Huge Savings This Holiday Season

FAIRFIELD, NJ - Events By CC would like to wish you and your families a very safe, bright and happy holiday by offering a 20% discount off of any Event Planning or Day Of Coordinating packages that we offer, from now until Dec. 31. You will also be put in a raffle (winner called out New Year's Day) with chances to receive our services "of your ...

North Essex Chamber Holiday Party Celebrates Season with Members and Shopping

December 13, 2018

WEST ORANGE, NJ — More than 80 local business people attended the annual North Essex Chamber of Commerce (NECC) Holiday Celebration on Dec. 5 at The Manor in West Orange, where nearly a dozen vendors sold various clothing and craft items as well as holiday treats while the proceeds from a 50/50 raffle will go to a charity of the winner’s choice.

Delaney Kurdyla, 8-year-old ...

Fairfield Shelter and Caldwell Food Pantry Team Up for Holiday Drive

FAIRFIELD, NJ ­— The Caldwell and Fairfield communities are hoping to help their neighbors and “furry companions” during the holidays by hosting a food drive at the All Creatures Great and Small animal hospital in Fairfield.

In partnership with the Caldwell Food Pantry, the animal hospital is currently accepting donations of canned goods and non-perishable food items, dog ...

Caldwell Environmental Commission Presents Sustainability Awards

CALDWELL, NJ - Ann Marchioni, chair of the Caldwell Environmental Commission (CEC), presented Sustainable Awards several groups and individuals during Tuesday’s borough council meeting.

The CEC recently became the recipient of the coveted Blue Ribbon Award, presented by the Pennsylvania Horticulture Society in recognition of community efforts for the “Plight of the ...

Give the Gift of a 'FunTime' This Holiday with Savings from FunTime Junction

December 13, 2018

FAIRFIELD, NJ - Give the Gift of a "Funtime" this holiday season with a Fun Pass Gift Card from FunTime Junction.  Fun Pass Gift Cards include 60 game credits for only $25 (a $30 value). That's a $5 instant savings. 

In addition, download the FunTime Junction App on your smartphone and enjoy these weekly specials from ...

Caldwell-West Caldwell Lighting Ceremonies Kick Off Holiday Season

CALDWELL-WEST CALDWELL AREA, NJ — The holiday season kicked off this week in the Caldwell-West Caldwell area with Christmas tree and Menorah lighting ceremonies in each of the respective towns

Festivities began in West Caldwell on Friday with a tree lighting ceremony hosted by the West Caldwell-Caldwell Recreation Department and the West Caldwell Volunteer Fire Department at the ...

Hundreds Brave Rain to Attend Fairfield's Winter Wonderland Event

FAIRFIELD, NJ — Despite the inclement weather, hundreds of families attended Fairfield’s third annual Winter Wonderland extravaganza on Sunday night.

“Even though it is raining, Santa is coming,” said Anthony Pompei, director of Fairfield’s recreation program.

Among those who enjoyed Fairfield’s festivities were youngsters Brielle Przybylinski and ...

Saint Barnabas is First to Offer Halcyon System for Image-Guided Cancer Treatments

December 12, 2018

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Saint Barnabas Medical Center’s (SBMC) Department of Radiation Oncology is the first in New Jersey to offer the Halcyon system for image-guided radiotherapy to deliver advanced high-quality cancer treatment. According to SBMC, this new technology can be used to treat a wide range of cancers including prostate, breast, head and neck and more.

According to Alison ...

Saint Barnabas Named Among 2018 "Most Wired" Hospitals

Most Wired Hospitals Use Technology for a Better Patient Experience

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Saint Barnabas Medical Center (SBMC) in Livingston was one of eight RWJBarnabas Health facilities named to the “2018 Most Wired Hospitals” list.

The annual Healthcare’s Most Wired survey, overseen by the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME), is now in ...

November in Review: Election Results, Council Coverage & More Among Top 10 West Essex Stories

December 2, 2018

WEST ESSEX AREA, NJ — In case you missed it, check out TAPinto West Essex's top 10 stories from November, based on pageviews:

1. James Spango, Eileen Fishman and Roger Freda Win Roseland Election

2. Car Collides with West Caldwell Home, Causes Fire

3. Essex County Orders Revaluation for Fairfield in December

4. Democrats Kelley-Rodgers-Schmidt Win Caldwell ...

Caldwell Environmental Commission Presents Sustainability Awards

December 6, 2018

CALDWELL, NJ - Ann Marchioni, chair of the Caldwell Environmental Commission (CEC), presented Sustainable Awards several groups and individuals during Tuesday’s borough council meeting.

The CEC recently became the recipient of the coveted Blue Ribbon Award, presented by the Pennsylvania Horticulture Society in recognition of community efforts for the “Plight of the ...

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Give the Gift of a 'FunTime' This Holiday with Savings from FunTime Junction

December 13, 2018

FAIRFIELD, NJ - Give the Gift of a "Funtime" this holiday season with a Fun Pass Gift Card from FunTime Junction.  Fun Pass Gift Cards include 60 game credits for only $25 (a $30 value). That's a $5 instant savings. 

In addition, download the FunTime Junction App on your smartphone and enjoy these weekly specials from ...

Events By CC in Fairfield Offering Free Giveaways, Huge Savings This Holiday Season

FAIRFIELD, NJ - Events By CC would like to wish you and your families a very safe, bright and happy holiday by offering a 20% discount off of any Event Planning or Day Of Coordinating packages that we offer, from now until Dec. 31. You will also be put in a raffle (winner called out New Year's Day) with chances to receive our services "of your ...

Controversial Montclair Ice Cream Shop with "Sexualized" Logo Permanently Closes

December 7, 2018

MONTCLAIR, NJ - After nearly a year in business, the embattled Dairy Air ice cream company, has permanently closed its doors.

Located at 521 Bloomfield Ave, Dairy Air came under fire for having, what residents called, a "sexualized" logo. 

Shortly after opening in 2017, the ice cream shop encountered problems with many Montclair residents who called its ...

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Arts & Entertainment Community Calendar Education

Wed, December 19, 7:30 PM

Congregation Bet Dovid, Caldwell

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Congregation Bet Dovid, Caldwell

Torah 360

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Sobel & Co. Partner Shares Year-End Tax-Planning Tips

Year-end tax planning tips have always been a popular subject as the calendar turns to the fourth quarter, but as a result of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) passed at the end of 2017, there is more interest in this topic than ever! The Act brings with it both the creation of new deductions and the elimination of old deductions that need to be taken into consideration when planning any last ...

Borough of North Caldwell to Conduct DWI Checkpoint

December 10, 2018

A Note From the Borough of North Caldwell and the North Caldwell Police Department

NORTH CALDWELL, NJ — Please be advised that the North Caldwell Police Department will conduct a DWI Checkpoint within the Borough between December 14, 2018 and December 21, 2018.  This program has been fully funded by the State of New Jersey.  Please contact the NCPD at (973) 226-0800 with any ...

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Obituary - Donald J. Cooney, March 23, 1932 to June 2, 2018 Donald J. Cooney, 86, of North ...
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NJ Center for Non-Profits Set to Host "Raising the Voices of Our Community" Conference

December 4, 2018

SOMERSET, NJ – Over the past few years, non-profit organizations have used “creative and unique” campaigns to bring local and national attention to their cause. 

The ALS Foundation took the country and world by storm during the summer of 2014 with the Ice Bucket Challenge; Susan G. Komen has spread the word about breast cancer by painting towns pink; the Pancreatic ...