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May 26, 2020

NEW JERSEY — Governor Phil Murphy announced Tuesday that schools will be permitted to have in-person graduation ceremonies, something that would have previously been prohibited under the state’s COVID-19 social distancing orders. The graduation ceremonies, Murphy said in the announcement posted ...

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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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MONTCLAIR, NJ — An Essex County Emergency Food Distribution Event will be held on Thursday, May 28 at the Charles H. Bullock School in Montclair to help families negatively impacted by coronavirus. The 1,000 boxes of food that will be distributed are meant to benefit families who have been forced ...

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VERONA, NJ — The Verona Township Council opened the floor for community input during a recent meeting to gauge public opinion on a current proposal to open a medical marijuana dispensary at 30 Pompton Avenue.  The proposal comes from Green Thumb Industries (GTI), a company working to expand ...

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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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WEST ORANGE, NJ – Paddle boating at the Essex County South Mountain Recreation Complex will reopen on Friday with new procedures for sanitation and social distancing.   “With the weather getting warmer and people looking for things to do outside, we are pleased to be able to reopen paddle ...

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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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ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — None of the six communities that comprise the area of western Essex County had any increases in the number of COVID-19 cases on Tuesday, according to data from Essex County. While Caldwell (98 cases), Essex Fells (19), Fairfield (127), North Caldwell (39) and Roseland (82) ...

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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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SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Whether actively participating in on-site exercise classes or on JESPY’s Special Olympics teams, JESPY House clients have long enjoyed being members of the non-profit’s Athletics & Fitness program. Despite the closure of on-site programming during the pandemic, clients have ...

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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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NEW JERSEY — Medical professionals will soon be permitted to resume elective surgeries at hospitals and surgical centers, the governor said Friday. The elective surgeries, which had been suspended, will restart May 26, Gov. Phil Murphy said at his daily COVID-19 press briefing, where he also ...

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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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ESSEX COUNTY, NJ -- Six municipalities in western Essex County saw a total of two additional COVID-19 cases on Thursday. Caldwell, which has 102 cases, and Roseland, which has 81 cases, each had one new coronavirus case reported on Thursday by Essex County. There remain 18 cases in Essex Fells, ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy cited significant drop in daily deaths, cases, hospitalizations, ICU and ventilator patients, at his daily press conference in Trenton on Wednesday . According to the Governor: New hospitalizations are down two-thirds from the peak. Total hospitalizations ...

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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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ESSEX COUNTY, NJ -- Six municipalities in western Essex County saw no additional COVID-19 since Monday. There are 195 coronavirus cases in West Caldwell, 104 in Caldwell, 18 in Essex Fells, 125 in Fairfield, 39 in North Caldwell and 78 in Roseland. In Essex County, there were a total of ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- During his daily COVID-19 press conference on Monday, May 11, Gov. Phil Murphy and New Jersey State Police Col. Patrick Callahan attempted to clarify some confusion following publication of a letter Callahan sent to school administrators concerning high school graduations ceremonies ...

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