West Essex News

November 12, 2018

  FAIRFIELD, NJ — A 64-year-old Caldwell man was recently arrested in Fairfield for driving under the influence (DUI) and being in possession of an air/spring handgun and handcuffs. Just after midnight on Thursday, Fairfield Officer Steven Ptaszynski was monitoring traffic on Route 46 near ...

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FAIRFIELD, NJ - Enjoy these Black Friday Deals from Funtime Junction! Friday, November 23: Enjoy $5 Unlimited Admission All Day! Plus, more great savings!  Funtime Junction is located at 400 Fairfield Road, Fairfield, NJ 07004. About Funtime Junction Awarded the 2017 Best Children’s Party ...

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CALDWELL, NJ — Moving forward with the Caldwell mayor and council’s agenda to address parking issues, borough administrator Paul Carelli reported on Thursday that the parking ramp has been partially re-opened, but that estimates are still being received for consideration of further alterations and ...

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ROSELAND, NJ — Janet Markman of West Caldwell and Elise Linn of North Caldwell were among the nine winners named in the 2018 Essex County Parks Photography Contest, sponsored annually by the Essex County Environmental Center and judged by members of the Essex County Photo Club. Markman received ...

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NEWARK, NJ – Congresswoman-Elect Mikie Sherrill, a Navy veteran, made her first public appearance since winning the election in New Jersey’s 11th District at the ninth annual Essex County Veterans Day Observance on Wednesday at Essex County Veterans Memorial Park in Newark. During the ceremony, ...

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BORDENTOWN, NJ - The West Essex field hockey team made the 70-mile trek to Bordentown and came home with some hardware. West Essex defeated Seneca High School, 4-0, to win its second NJSIAA Group 2 state championship in the last three seasons on Saturday. The Lady Knights scored two goals in ...

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FAIRFIELD, NJ — After a recent encounter with a 40-year-old Kenilworth man who was found to be in possession eight bottles of “Catnip Cocktail,” the Fairfield Police Department is warning the community about an increase in the misuse of this product. Police described Catnip Cocktail as a liquid ...

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NEWARK, NJ – The Essex County Prosecutors Office held a press conference Wednesday afternoon announcing that the Montclair attorney accused of killing his live-in girlfriend on October 23, has been captured in Cuba.  James R. Ray, III, 55, is charged with killing the mother of his child, ...

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FAIRFIELD, NJ — The Fairfield Pirates 10U (new 11s) baseball team won the USABL National North Championship, 5-4, over Summit Gold on Sunday, Nov. 4.  The Pirates won the Championship in the final inning with a walk-off two-run double.  Coach Michael D'Achille said that it was a pleasure ...

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BOONTON, NJ - The West Essex field hockey team earned a trip to the state championship game and got some revenge in the process. West Essex defeated Rumson-Fair Haven, 4-2, Wednesday in the Group 2 state semifinal, avenging a shootout elimination at the hands of the same opponent a year ago, ...

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ROSELAND, NJ — According to the unofficial election results provided by the Essex County Clerk’s Office, Democrats James Spango, Eileen Fishman and Roger Freda have been selected to serve as mayor and borough council. Spango will fill the seat as mayor and Fishman and Freda will fill the two open ...

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CALDWELL, NJ — According to the unofficial election results provided by the Essex County Clerk’s Office, Democrats John T. Kelley, Frank Rodgers and Christine Schmidt have been selected to serve as mayor and borough council in the 2018 elections. Kelley is the elected mayor and Rodgers and ...

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WEST CALDWELL, NJ - A home on Passaic Avenue in West Caldwell was heavily damaged Tuesday morning after a vehicle crashed into the residence. At around 8:30 a.m. this morning, the home went up in flames following the crash, in which a vehicle careened into the front of the split-level ...

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HACKETTSTOWN, NJ - The Caldwell boys soccer team nearly pulled off a third upset in the state tournament before being eliminated by Hackettstown in penalty kicks on Monday. After the teams played to a 2-2 tie in regulation and two 10-minute overtimes in the Section 2, Group 2 semifinals, ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ - The American Heart Association recently hosted the Greater Northern NJ Heart Walk, an event that has been instrumental in innovative breakthroughs over the last 25 years.  Nearly 3,000 supporters and survivors walked together, some in remembrance of loved ones, continuing the ...

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ESSEX COUNTY, NJ - Families from all over Essex County and beyond were awarded for having the best costumes at the annual Strut Your Mutt Canine Costume Parades and Contests held throughout October at Essex County's four dog parks. At the Essex County South Mountain Dog Park Contest, Jody and ...

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CEDAR GROVE, NJ - More than 320 people attended the first annual Fairfield Police Foundation "Stand Up for Blue" Fundraising Gala Thursday, Oct. 25 at Il Tulipano in Cedar Grove. It raised approximately $53,000 for the Fairfield Police Department. The night included a cocktail hour, dinner and ...

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CALDWELL, NJ - The Veterans Day ceremony on the Caldwell Town Green next week will include recognition and remembrance of seven soldiers from Caldwell who were killed in action, from World War II to the present.   Caldwell will recognize these soldiers by placing a commemorative topper on a ...

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STANHOPE, NJ - The Caldwell football team scored 20 unanswered points in the second half to pull away for a 46-23 victory over Lenape Valley Thursday in an NJSIAA crossover game on the road. Quarterback Ethan Charpentier completed 18 of 25 passes for 243 yards and four TDs for Caldwell (3-6), ...

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RUTHERFORD, NJ - The Caldwell girls soccer team was eliminated from state tournament Friday with a 5-3 loss to Rutherford in the Section 2, Group 2 quarterfinals. Caldwell (9-12) made a game of it in the second half after trailing, 2-0, at halftime. Leanna Rebimbas scored one goal and had one ...

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NEWARK, N.J. – David Lutter, 69, of Verona was sentenced to 22 months in prison on Friday for possessing three guns as a previously convicted felon, including a replica Thompson submachine gun that he modified into a working automatic firearm. Lutter plead guilty in July before U.S. District ...

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NORTH CALDWELL, NJ - South Plainfield scored all its points in the first half and held on for a stunning 17-16 upset victory over top-seeded and previously undefeated West Essex in the first round of the Section 2, Group 3 playoffs Friday night. Sammy Nieves scored on two long touchdown runs in ...

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NORTH CALDWELL, NJ - The West Essex field hockey team won the Section 1, Group 2 championship Friday afternoon with a 4-0 victory over Hackettstown. West Essex (18-2-1) held just a 1-0 lead at halftime before putting the game on ice in the second half. Ellie Decker connected for two goals for ...

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CALDWELL, NJ — Meet Ann Dassing, the incumbent mayor running for re-election in Caldwell on Nov. 6. The mayor of Caldwell for the last eight years, Dassing has lived in Caldwell for the last 22 years, was a West Caldwell resident for 10 years prior to that, and previously had lived in Caldwell ...

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FAIRFIELD, NJ - New Jersey Public Teachers Convention is Thursday Nov. 8 and Friday, Nov. 9. School is closed and Funtime Junction is extending their hours and opening at 10 a.m.!   Watch our Deals and Discounts section this month for Funtime Junction Black Friday Deals!    

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ROSELAND, NJ - Meet Roger Freda, a candidate running for Roseland Borough Council on Nov. 6. An employee of the Township of West Caldwell Water Department, Freda is a 22-year resident of Roseland who graduated from West Essex High School in 1999.  Prior to high school, Freda attended Livingston ...

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BERNARDSVILLE, NJ - The Caldwell boys soccer team continued its run in the state tournament with another upset, as the 11th-seeded Chiefs defeated Bernards on the road Thursday afternoon. Caldwell's 2-0 victory over third-seeded Bernards came in the Section 2, Group 2 quarterfinals, three days ...

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FAIRFIELD, NJ - Under court order from the Essex County Tax Board, Fairfield Township has to undergo a revaluation process that will start in December, stated Fairfield Township Mayor James Gasparini at Monday’s council meeting. Even though the township does not want to go through this process, ...

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CALDWELL, NJ — Meet Christine Schmidt, a candidate running for election to Caldwell Borough Council on Nov. 6. A five-year resident of Caldwell who is a self-employed ESL/TOEFL tutor, Schmidt earned bachelor's degrees in Political Science and French from Montclair State University. She and her ...

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ROSELAND,  NJ – Following months of complaints from senior residents of Everly Roseland apartment complex, formerly known as Nob Hill, regarding steep increases in rent, the borough council recently introduced an amendment to the general building and housing ordinance that would stabilize rent ...

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