West Essex Top Stories

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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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) ...

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NORTH CALDWELL, NJ - A trio of returning starters will be asked to take on expanded roles and help the West Essex girls basketball team integrate a host of newcomers into the rotation as the season gets under way Friday, Dec. 14 at home against James Caldwell High School. Head coach Maria ...

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NORTH CALDWELL, NJ - The James Caldwell girls soccer team was honored with two selections to the first team of the 2018 Super Essex Conference's All-Liberty Division team. Angie Nicol and Emily Blankenship of Caldwell both were named to the first team by the conference's coaches. Nicol, a ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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CALDWELL, NJ — Representing the Caldwell Sewer Utility, Greg Seaman presented an update on the system’s maintenance and repairs that are required to comply with the New Jersey Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) notification to address deficiencies in the system during Tuesday’s borough council ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — Despite a strong showing on Wednesday, the West Essex Knights ice hockey team didn’t get the results they wanted, as the group finished with a 1-1 tie against Verona-Glen Ridge (VGR). “To end up with a tie is certainly not the way it should be,” said West Essex head coach Marc ...

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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 ...

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FAIRFIELD, NJ — An ordinance authorizing a special emergency appropriation of $225,000 for the preparation and execution of a complete program of revaluation of real property for the use of the Fairfield Township tax assessor was approved during the Fairfield Township Council’s recent ...

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FAIRFIELD, NJ — A 30-year-old Clifton man was arrested in Fairfield on Thursday for second-degree possession of more than five pounds of marijuana, possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, conspiracy and possession of drug paraphernalia. At approximately 1:15 p.m., management of Extra ...

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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 ...

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FAIRFIELD, NJ — At the November Fairfield Township Council meeting, Mayor James Gasparini informed the public that the Fairfield Police Department building was officially closed to the public on Monday, Nov. 26. The council also encouraged residents to attend Sunday’s Winter Wonderland Extravaganza ...

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NORTH CALDWELL, NJ — The West Essex ice hockey team opened the season with a solid 5-3 victory over Bayonne on Friday. “It’s nice to start off the season with a win like that,” said Knights head coach Marc Gregory. After taking a 4-1 lead, the Knights were able to avoid a near opening-night ...

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FAIRFIELD, NJ - The public is invited to attend the North Essex Chamber of Commerce's (NECC) Women-to-Women Networking Breakfast and Presentation on Friday, Dec. 7 from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. at Thatcher McGhee's Fairfield, located at 31 Passaic Avenue.  This event is free to members or $10 for ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - The Grover Cleveland Birthplace Memorial Association and the Montclair Orchestra recently celebrated presidential history at a music-filled gala during the reenactment of President Grover Cleveland’s 1893 inauguration. The event, which benefited both organizations, included a ...

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ROSELAND, NJ — Young entrepreneurs from Roseland will be selling their products on Saturday at the first “Kids Today, Entrepreneurs Tomorrow” holiday shopping bazaar, organized by Roseland resident Margaret Wohltmann after her 8-year-old twins, Joseph and Samantha, recently showed interest in ...

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NORTH CALDWELL, NJ - Hayley Sek of West Essex has been selected to the Super Essex Conference (SEC) All-American Division First Team, as selected by the league's coaches. A junior defender, Sek headed up the back line for a young West Essex team competing against some of the most elite teams in ...

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Fairfield resident Paul Pollio shares a biographical sketch of his grandmother, Mrs. Morris E. Collerd, born Adelia Melissa Van Ness, a Fairfield legacy and author of the Fairfield Chronicle Newspaper Column “This WAS Fairfield.” FAIRFIELD, NJ — Adelia Melissa Van Ness was born in a Rockaway ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — Members of the North Essex-area business community will join together to celebrate the holiday season on Dec. 5 at the North Essex Chamber of Commerce’s (NECC) annual Holiday Celebration and Holiday Shopping Bazaar from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the Garden Room of The Manor, ...

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RANDOLPH, NJ – Regardless of what field an individual is in or plans to pursue, County College of Morris (CCM) says knowing how to code can provide a distinct advantage. To help people get started, the CCM Department of Information Technologies and Computer Science Club is hosting an Hour of ...

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NORTH CALDWELL, NJ - The West Essex boys soccer team was honored with two selections to the first team of the Super Essex Conference's (SEC) All-Liberty Division team. Sophomore Nico Rosamilia and senior Sebi Morrello each represent West Essex (8-8-2) on the first team selected by the division's ...

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ROSELAND, NJ — The Roseland Police Department is currently collecting toys for the Toys for Tots Foundation, a program started by the United States Marine Corps Reserve that distributes toys to children in need. A 24/7 drop off will be available at the department through Dec. 14. Toys for Tots ...

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CALDWELL, NJ — A resolution to direct Caldwell’s planning board to conduct a study on whether certain areas within the borough meet the criteria for either rehabilitation or redevelopment was introduced at Tuesday’s council meeting.  According to Caldwell Mayor Ann Dassing, the borough is ...

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