WEST ESSEX, NJ — As the year comes to a close, TAPinto West Essex takes a look at the Top 10 local stories in 2016, based on pageviews. Click on the headlines to refresh:


1. West Caldwell Resident Dies Suddenly; Family Seeks Forever Home for Two Dogs Left Behind


2. Heavy Fire Tears Through Four Caldwell Homes; Two Structures Collapse

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3. West Caldwell Mother Charged with Child Endangerment After Car Crash


4. Three West Essex Field Hockey Athletes Sign NCAA National Letters of Intent


5. Police Release Name of Victim in Fatal Motorcycle Crash in Fairfield; Investigation Continues

(See also: Fatal Motorcycle Accident Occurs at Little Falls Road and Passaic Avenue in Fairfield)


6. James Caldwell High School to Host First Ever Historical Night


7. Suspicious Packages at Fairfield Target Cleared by Essex County Bomb Squad


8. Clara Maass Medical Center Names North Caldwell Resident to Board of Trustees


9. Local Business Owner Arrested after Officers Discover Teen Party & More from Fairfield Police Department


10. Citing Discrimination and Ethnic Slurs, Caldwell Lieutenant Files Notice of Intent to Sue Borough of Caldwell and Police Chief