West Essex Top Stories

May 25, 2020

ROSELAND, NJ — During a recent council meeting, the Borough of Roseland announced that resident Angelo Carrozza has been named the 2020 Senior Citizen of the Year and Danielle Vigilante and Jennifer Holden have been named the 2020 Mothers of the Year. As she announced the winners during the ...

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LITTLE FALLS, NJ — In New Jersey Family’s first-ever Mompreneur of the Year contest, which recognizes small businesses owned and operated by New Jersey mom, Caldwell mother of four Taryn Lagonigro was named the runner-up in the “Wellness and Fitness” category for her business, Iris Mind + ...

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NORTH CALDWELL, NJ — The West Essex Regional Public Schools district announced its 7th and 8th grade Students of the Month a little differently this May by distributing a video message to the West Essex Regional Middle School community. In the following video, West Essex Middle School Principal ...

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FAIRFIELD, NJ — Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Rachel Valenzano of Fairfield found a special way to celebrate her 7th birthday by giving back to the community—all while practicing social distancing. In lieu of a birthday car parade, Erin Valenzano, Rachel's mother, asked any friends and family ...

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FAIRFIELD, NJ — A 23-year-old East Orange man was recently arrested in Fairfield for burglary, hindering apprehension and possession of less than 50 grams of marijuana. At approximately 5:06 p.m. on Tuesday, officers were dispatched to Gardner Road on a report of suspicious male seen pulling on ...

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TRENTON, NJ — Just in time for Memorial Day Weekend, Gov. Phil Murphy lifted the 10-person limit on outdoor gatherings on Friday and has granted up to 25 to congregate so long as all individuals adhere to the proper COVID-19 safety protocols.  Altering the restrictions does not impact indoor ...

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ROSELAND, NJ — The Roseland Borough Council unanimously approved the 2020 municipal budget earlier this week with an annual tax increase of less than $15 to the average homeowner. Council President Christopher Bardi, who chairs the borough finance committee, congratulated the governing body, ...

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NORTH CALDWELL, NJ — Following a recent assessment of the culture and climate of West Essex High School (WEHS), Assistant Principal Kimberly Westervelt presented the results of the survey to members of the West Essex Board of Education. Using a climate survey from the New Jersey Department of ...

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ROSELAND, NJ — Essex County is expanding its COVID-19 testing initiative to include satellite-testing sites throughout the county, including the first mobile testing site to be opened at Essex Golf Center (600 Eagle Rock Avenue) in Roseland with 200 appointments available beginning on Thursday from ...

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CALDWELL, NJ — Caldwell's Dave’s Delicious Deli, known locally for its made-to-order chicken salad and sandwiches, recently hosted a “Free Sandwich Bonanza” event, where former governor and Roseland resident Richard Codey paid the first $15 of every order received that day. At Codey’s suggestion ...

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ROSELAND, NJ — The Roseland Against the Compressor Station (RACS) coalition recently held its first visibility vigil along Eagle Rock Avenue on Monday after being suspended two months ago due to the pandemic. These demonstrations will continue monthy with social-distancing guidelines in place until ...

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NORTH CALDWELL, NJ — The West Essex Board of Education recently addressed several re-organizational items that required approval prior to the new fiscal year that begins on July 1, including the tax schedule for the 2020-2021 school year. The tax levy is apportioned in two parts: the first from ...

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FAIRFIELD, NJ — The Fairfield Township Council will hold final hearings during a virtual meeting on May 26 at 7 p.m. that will be open to the public for any comments or questions on these and other items. In response to the effects that the COVID-19 outbreak has had and will continue to have on ...

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ROSELAND, NJ — The Borough of Roseland and the Roseland Home School Association (HSA) recently teamed up to sell lawn signs to area residents and businesses to show their appreciation and support for the various essential workers and organizations working for and residing in the borough. “Small ...

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WEST CALDWELL, NJ — Kaitlin Jones, Assistant Superintendent of Caldwell-West Caldwell Public Schools, recently presented the results of the New Jersey Student Learning Assessment (NJSLA) Science examination, which has replaced the New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJASK).  She ...

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NORTH CALDWELL, NJ — Nearly two months after President Donald Trump signed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act, the New Jersey Department of Education (NJDOE) has announced the grant amounts being awarded to individual school districts through the Elementary and Secondary ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — Michael H. Karu, CPA/CFF, senior member at Livingston-based accounting firm Levine, Jacobs & Company, LLC, recently provided much-needed insight on the government sending stimulus checks to deceased individuals. In the segment, entitled “Coronavirus Stimulus Checks Being ...

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CALDWELL, NJ — Trinity Academy in Caldwell was on the list of nine elementary schools that the Archdiocese of Newark announced last week would be closing at the end of this school year. The school will remain active through the end of the school year, with lessons and assignments continuing to ...

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CALDWELL, NJ — At its recent borough council meeting, the Caldwell governing body provided additional input on the upcoming public hearing being held virtually on May 21 to address the Caldwell Community Center’s (CCC) temporary closure and the task force being established to assess its ...

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ROSELAND, NJ — In accordance with Gov. Phil Murphy’s recent executive order allowing municipalities to extend the grace period for second-quarter property taxes, the Borough of Roseland held a special Zoom meeting on Monday in order to adopt an official resolution authorizing an extension for ...

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FAIRFIELD, NJ — After receiving a call from the owner of Veton LLC ambulance company regarding an ambulatory transport van that had been taken from his business without permission over the weekend, the Fairfield Police Department located and arrested Jonathan Roman, 34, of Paterson for receiving ...

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WEST CALDWELL, NJ — Members of the West Caldwell Township Council unanimously approved the introduction of the 2020-2021 budget with a 2.19 percent tax increase to the average home assessed at $450,000. As presented last week, the municipal budget remains under the allowable 2-percent levy cap ...

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ESSEX FELLS, NJ — Tim Hughes, Essex Fells resident and owner of Shughes Entertainment and Shughes Studios, recently used his expertise as a videographer to highlight the many acts of kindness and hope that West Essex residents have witnessed over the last several weeks within the ...

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ROSELAND, NJ — In the midst of the COVID-19 epidemic, the Roseland Recreation Department is continuing its mission to encourage community closeness by providing quality programs for residents to participate in from home. The latest at-home activity is geared toward local youth, who are invited ...

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NORTH CALDWELL, NJ — As the academic year begins to wind down, West Essex Superintendent Damion Macioci presented an update on the 2019-2020 district goals in addition to discussing the recent extension to the district’s remote learning plan during Monday’s West Essex Board of Education (WEBOE) ...

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CALDWELL, NJ — Teachers and staff from Trinity Academy spent last Saturday visiting every eighth-grade family in 12 area communities to keep a connection established during this time of social distancing. Seen in the video below, the Trinity Academy family delivered lawn signs, balloons and ...

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CALDWELL, NJ — After hitting the 50-day lockdown mark this week as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak, the Borough of Caldwell has officially begun to see a downward trend in new cases as the curve begins to flatten nationwide, according Caldwell Office of Emergency Management (OEM) Coordinator Mark ...

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NORTH CALDWELL, NJ — Members of the West Essex Regional Board of Education unanimously approved its district budget on Monday with a decreased cost per pupil from the current year’s revised figure of $21,206 to $20,644 for the 2020-2021 school year. To total budget ($43,751,185) also represents a ...

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WEST ESSEX AREA, NJ — Long-term care (LTC) facilities in Caldwell, West Caldwell, Fairfield and Roseland accounted for 241 of the 501 confirmed COVID-19 cases in six western Essex County communities as of Tuesday morning's county reports. According to county data, there were 18 cases in ...

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WEST CALDWELL, NJ — With New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy’s announcement on Monday that schools would remain closed for the duration of the 2020-2021 school year, part of the collateral damage was the cancellation of a spring sports season that never began. Spring sports teams were practicing and ...

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