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West Essex School District Named Among 'Best Communities for Music Education'

May 10, 2021

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 music education and for their efforts to ensure access to music, for all students, as ...

West Caldwell Prepares To Open Pools

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 offering swim lessons, water aerobics and swim teams will be available this ...

Caldwell Street Fair to Take Place in October

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 event will occur contingent upon no major changes in the COVID ...

Fairfield Township Pool to Stay Closed in 2021

FAIRFIELD, NJ — Council President William Galese made an official announcement that the Fairfield Township pool will not reopen this year, and repairs to the pool are being looked into.

Fairfield Mayor James Gasparini, at Monday’s Township Council meeting, explained that the pool has to be “self-funding.” Any work that the township does for the pool, such as lawn ...

Caldwell Resident's Book Told From the Perspective of a Lead Character with Autism

CALDWELL, NJ — Melissa Brady Petrillo was inspired to become a special needs teacher after working as a camp counselor at Camp Hope, a camp for children with disabilities—those who are differently abled—run by The Arc of New Jersey.

A Caldwell resident, Petrillo had noticed during an undergraduate children’s literature class at Caldwell College that ...

'Pete 'n Keely' Streaming This Weekend From Paper Mill Playhouse

MILLBURN, NJ — A fully staged, reimagined, digitally captured production of Pete 'N' Keely continues Paper Mill Playhouse's 2020-2021 season. Pete ’n’ Keely is a musical comedy about a divorced singing duo who reunite for a television special in 1968, packed with jazzy standards, torch songs, comedic showpieces, and tender sentiment.

 Like the ...

Three Grover Cleveland Middle School Students Win at Film Festival

CALDWELL, NJ — Three students from Grover Cleveland Middle School were named as winners during the Count Basie Film Festival Wednesday night.

Charlie Cosgrove's film entitled "The Aliens of Titan Episode One" received the award for the Middle School Best Animation.  

Portia Cina and Melia Hillman won for their film entitled "Beneath the Skin," which was ...

Grover Cleveland Middle School Students Have Entries in Count Basie Film Fest

CALDWELL, NJ — Three students from Grover Cleveland Middle School have been chosen as official entrants into the 2021 Count Basie Center Teen & College Film Fest.

Eighth-grader Charlie Cosgrove entered a film entitled "The Aliens of Titan Episode One." He created a stop-motion film on the start of an alien invasion.

Eighth-graders Portia Cina Melia Hillman entered a ...

How Will Kids' Camps be Different in West Essex Towns This Summer?

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — The upcoming summer will be the second one on which the COVID-19 pandemic has an effect on nearly all aspects of our daily lives.   

Pods, social distancing, masks, remote learning, hybrid schedules, cohorts, hand sanitizers, quarantining, capacity limits and Zoom are all words that have come to define children’s daily ...


Caldwell Area Parents Look to Get Their Kids Off the Couch This Summer!

April 28, 2021

Parents around Caldwell want a summer camp that is safe, clean, and filled with exciting activities!

We know how important it is for you to have 100% confidence and trust that your child is in a safe summer camp...

A summer camp that you feel comfortable with...

One that you know is taking all precautions to keep kids germ-free, healthy, and strong!

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As Communities Return to “Normal,” Water Safety Should Be Top of Mind

May 14, 2021

The YMCA is offering tips for parents to keep kids safe in and around water this summer.

LIVINGSTON, NJ – The West Essex YMCA wants to ensure that water safety doesn’t get lost in the community’s eagerness to return to a “normal” summer. As temperatures rise, kids want to cool off, whether that is in home pools, ponds, lakes, rivers, streams, or oceans. And that ...

Seton Hall Requiring Vaccines for Fall Semester

May 14, 2021

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Seton Hall University is requiring all students and employees to be vaccinated for the fall 2021 semester. 

The school sent an email this week to the school community communicating the University's Executive Cabinet decision. 

“We know that reaching a high vaccination level in our University population is an important factor in achieving the ...

Essex County Gas Prices Soar to 7-Year High

WASHINGTON, D.C. — A cyberattack against a “vital” U.S. oil pipeline has contributed to a spike in already high gasoline prices. New Jersey gas prices now average $3.04 per gallon, according to AAA, compared to roughly $3.01 per gallon nationally. 

In Essex County, the price at the pump has hit $3.08 as of Wednesday, part of a national trend in high gas ...

Supply Outstrips Demand for COVID-19 Vaccine in Newark

NEWARK, NJ — The lack of lines tells the story.

At the end of March, hundreds of people lined up at the New Jersey Institute of Technology COVID-19 vaccination site in Newark after it launched. More than 6,200 doses were administered that first day. Now, a little over a month later, only a trickle of people show up every day to get vaccinated.

According to Essex County statistics, the ...

Missing Baby Found Unharmed After NJ Police Issue Statewide Amber Alert

May 10, 2021

NEWARK, NJ — Following an Amber alert issued on Monday afternoon, authorities located two-week-old Chinna Payne in East Orange just after 3 p.m. along with the man last seen with the infant, according to New Jersey State Police. 

Police reported that Damion Payne, 27, of Newark, is accused of assaulting the child's mother in Newark before leaving ...


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Obituary - Donald J. Cooney, March 23, 1932 to June 2, 2018 Donald J. Cooney, 86, of North ...
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