West Essex Top Stories

May 12, 2021

NORTH CALDWELL, NJ - West Essex Regional School District’s Supervisor of Social Studies, World Languages and ESL, Laura Drago presented an update to the Board of Education during the meeting held on May 10.  This is an ongoing initiative whereby the academic supervisors report on highlighted ...

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ROSELAND, NJ — Liam James, a Roseland resident and a first baseman for the West Essex H.S. baseball team, recently signed a letter of intent to attend Caldwell University, where he will continue his athletic career. James, a 6-2, 210 senior with power, batted .327 as a sophomore on the Knights' ...

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WEST CALDWELL, NJ — Caldwell scored three goals in the first quarter and went on to post a 6-4 boys lacrosse victory over Mendham on Tuesday to clinch the Waterman Division championship. Dan Amores, a senior attack, scored three goals for the Chiefs (7-2), who built a 4-1 lead by ...

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WEST CALDWELL, NJ — Caitlin Cetrulo knocked in six runs to lead Caldwell to a 12-0 softball victory over Bloomfield on Tuesday. Cetrulo went 2-for-3 with two doubles and two runs scored, and Ava Marchetta went 2-for-2 with two runs scored and an RBI for Caldwell (9-2), which pounded out 12 hits, ...

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NORTH CALDWELL, NJ — The West Essex Chapter of the National Honor Society inducted 104 juniors in a ceremony last week. The ceremony was held  on Thursday, May 6 under the large tent outside the West Essex High School Gymnasium.    Special awards were given to: Caroline Blanchard-Educator ...

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NORTH CALDWELL, NJ — West Essex opened the game with 12 unanswered goals and went on to defeat Livingston, 17-2, in girls lacrosse on Monday. Gianna Puorro and Cielle McInerney each scored four goals for West Essex (8-0). Molly Simon connected for three goals and supplied an assist in the ...

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NORTH CALDWELL, NJ — The West Essex Regional School District has been honored with the designation for Best Communities for Music Education by the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM).  This designation “recognizes and celebrates school districts for their support and commitment to ...

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WEST CALDWELL, NJ — Friday's victory over Wayne Valley extended the undefeated Caldwell boys tennis team's record to 5-0. The team is made up of all underclassmen, "which certainly fairs well for the future," said head coach Ron Masson. The team is led by sophomore Jimmy Quagliardi at first ...

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WEST CALDWELL, NJ — During the council meeting held this past week, Councilman Michael Docteroff reported that pool membership registrations in West Caldwell have increased 20% from this time in 2019.  There will be adherence to required safety protocols involving COVID-19, however plans do include ...

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WEST CALDWELL, NJ — The Caldwell softball team opened play in the Essex County Tournament with a 17-6 victory over Montclair on Friday. Caitlin Cetrulo went 3-for-4 with a home run, a double and three runs batted in, and Shayne Stafford collected three hits and three RBI for Caldwell (8-2), ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Kate Quinn scored five goals and Caldwell rallied from a one-goal halftime deficit for a 12-9 girls lacrosse victory over Kent Place on Saturday. Julia Duren-Lubanski scored three goals and Jenna Goldbach had two goals and two assists for Caldwell (7-2), which trailed, 6-5, at the ...

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WEST CALDWELL, NJ — After being no-hit for six innings, the Caldwell baseball team scored a run in the bottom of the seventh inning to beat West Orange, 1-0, in the opening round of the Greater Newark Tournament Friday night. Gil Prial of Caldwell (6-2) singled, stole second and scored the only ...

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NORTH CALDWELL, NJ — The West Essex baseball team opened play in the Greater Newark Tournament with a 15-1 victory over Newark Academy in the first round on Friday. Vincent Panzarino went 3-for-6 with a home run, a double, six runs batted in and four runs scored for the Knights (6-2), and Jude ...

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CALDWELL, NJ — Mayor John Kelley announced during the May 4 council meeting that after discussions with the Kiwanis Club of Caldwell-West Essex, Rotary Club of the Caldwells and the Office of Emergency Management (OEM), the Street Fair will take place on Oct. 3.  Kelley said that the annual ...

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THE CALDWELLS, NJ — The West Essex baseball team has been given the third seed in the Greater Newark Tournament, which gets underway this week. Caldwell was seeded seventh. Millburn is the top seed, followed by Seton Hall Prep. Montclair is the fourth seed and Livingston the fifth seed. Both ...

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NORTH CALDWELL, NJ — The West Essex School District has named its choices for the Middle School Students of the Month of April. Receiving recognition were seventh-graders Carly Levitt, Guilia Zampano and Emily Greczek; and eighth-graders Liciana Musano, Ryan Bisaccio and Alexis Apolito.

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NORTH CALDWELL, NJ — Jack Massotto scored three goals and had one assist to lead West Essex to an 11-2 boys lacrosse victory over Kittatinny on Wednesday. Rocco Garcia finished with two goals and three assists for West Essex (6-2), which scored four goals in the second quarter to open a 5-0 ...

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ROSELAND, NJ - The Roseland governing body unanimously approved the 2021 municipal budget during the May 4 council meeting. The total municipal budget for 2021 is $15,197,091.46 which represents a total increase of less than 1% (.963%), with an impact of an annual increase of $26.98 for an average ...

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WEST CALDWELL, NJ — Peter Murray scored four goals to lead Caldwell to a 12-7 boys lacrosse victory over Glen Ridge on Tuesday. Dan Amores finished with three goals and one assist for the Chiefs (5-1), who led, 7-3, at the half. Kevin Boland connected for two goals in the victory. Luke Kurzum ...

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WEST CALDWELL, NJ — The budget for the 2021-2022 school year, effective July 1, was approved by a quorum during the board of education meeting held on May 3. In attendance President Dan Cipoletti, Vice-President Julianne Gross and board member Chris Elko approved the budget that has a local tax ...

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NORTH CALDWELL, NJ — Junior right-hander Tyler Markman turned in a debut performance for the ages last Saturday in his first varsity start for the West Essex baseball team. Markman pitched a two-hitter, struck out 10 batters, walked none and allowed only an unearned run in the Knights' 5-1 ...

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WAYNE, NJ — The West Essex girls lacrosse team remained undefeated with a 16-4 victory over Wayne Hills on Monday. Cielle McInerney scored four goals and had one assist for West Essex (6-0), which outscored Wayne Hills, 11-0, in the first half. Gianna Macrino and Gianna Puorro each finished ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- With COVID-19 numbers trending decisively in the right direction and New Jersey progressing toward its adult-age vaccination goals, Gov. Murphy on Monday announced an additional easing of restrictions, including a removal of all percentage capacity limits for indoor and outdoor ...

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NORTH CALDWELL, NJ — The West Essex baseball team has won two in a row, but Monday’s rain-soaked 9-8 victory over West Orange on Monday did not come easily. “We enjoy the wins,” said West Essex Head Coach Eric Johnson. While the game ultimately ended with a win for the Knights the game would ...

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NORTH CALDWELL, NJ — The West Essex high school STEM Club has been planning an outdoor classroom for the past few years. In 2019, the club launched its Green Team initiative with members from the student body to the upper administration. While COVID-19 temporarily put many of its plans to the ...

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NORTH CALDWELL, NJ — Vivian Onnembo, a senior sprinter on the West Essex High School track team, recently signed a letter of intent to attend Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, Conn., where she will continue her athletic career. As a junior last year, Onnembo placed second in both the ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Caldwell scored eight runs in the third inning and went on to a 9-4 baseball victory over Columbia on Saturday. Owen Ayers and Nick Bergamotto each had two hits and two RBI for the Chiefs (4-2), who led, 9-1, after their third-inning outburst. Nick McNish, Ty Fredo, Ray Zamloot ...

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NUTLEY, NJ — The West Essex softball team is continuing to grow and learn lessons following a 5-2 loss to undefeated Nutley on Saturday morning. “We were right there with them; they are an awesome team,” said Knights Head Coach Andrea Mondadori-Llauget.  The Knights showed tremendous ...

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CALDWELL, NJ — The following pupils have been names as the Students of the Month for April at the Grover Cleveland Middle School in Caldwell: Sixth Grade - Caterina Coutinho Seventh Grade - Gabriela Adams Eighth Grade - Avery Geher

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SOMERVILLE, NJ — Dan Amores scored three goals to lead Caldwell to an 8-5 boys lacrosse victory over Somerville on Thursday. Jack Goldbach collected two goals and three assists for the Chiefs (3-1), who scored two goals in the third quarter to open a 5-2 lead. Peter Murray finished with two ...

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