Arts & Entertainment

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 ...

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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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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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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 ...

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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 ...

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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, ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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NORTH CALDWELL, NJ — Two band students from West Essex High School have been accepted into the Macy's Great American Marching Band for next Thanksgiving in New York City. Current sophomores Logan Bogumil, playing cymbals, and Gianna Lodato, playing snare drum, will be marching among the ...

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FAIRFIELD, NJ — The comedic short film “Mama Drama” will have its world premiere screening at the Garden State Film Festival during the noon-2 p.m. film block, both virtually and in person at the Berkeley Hotel in Asbury Park.  "Mama Drama," an official selection of the GSFF, is the first film ...

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FAIRFIELD, NJ — Fairfield moms have gotten into the Worldwide Christmas Eve Jingle spirit and are asking residents to go outside their homes at 6 p.m. on Christmas Eve and ring bells for two minutes as a way of spreading joy and togetherness and to help Santa fly his sleigh.  It’s also suggested ...

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GLASSBORO, NJ — Four members of the West Essex High School Band participated in Rowan University’s Windfest Honors Band 2020 last weekend. During the weekend, the students also participated in instrumental sectionals and engaged in an interactive workshop with composer Nicole Piunno.  The ...

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ROSELAND, NJ — The borough is conducting a Pumpkin Decorating & Carving Contest with a deadline of Oct. 22. Submit the best photo of your carved or decorated pumpkin by clicking here. Those who decorate and/or carve and enter the contest will have a chance to be declared the Best ...

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ROSELAND, NJ — At the Roseland Borough Council caucus meeting Oct. 6, Mayor James R. Spango thanked Recreation Director Michael Coletti, the Department of Public Works, the Roseland Police and Fire Departments and Office of Emergency Management’s staff for their efforts last weekend during the ...

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NORTH CALDWELL, NJ — Longtime resident, comedian, actor and radio host Joe Piscopo will be  returning to North Caldwell to emcee the groundbreaking ceremony at Walker’s Pond this Saturday at noon. Along with Piscopo will be grandson of the Walker family, Nick Walker, and current resident George ...

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WEST CALDWELL, NJ — Two residents of West Caldwell, two from Fairfield and one from Roseland have received awards in the 2020 Essex County Senior Citizens Juried Art Show.  This year’s contest was conducted virtually because of the coronavirus. Winning entries can be viewed by visiting ...

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WEST CALDWELL, NJ — One of the new commercial businesses opening in West Caldwell will be a new Amazon fulfillment center, which will be housed in a 200,000-square-foot facility.  According to West Caldwell Mayor Joseph Tempesta, speaking during Tuesday's meeting of the Township Council, the ...

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N. CALDWELL, NJ - Long-time North Calldwell resident, Fairfield businessman and filmmaker Denny Klein is hosting the virtual West Coast debut of his film “An Inconvenient Time: The Ruth Ravina Story” on August 28th. It is a 2020 Official Selection at the Dances with Films Film Festival. The ...

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NEW YORK - Greg Contaldi, lifelong resident of Fairfield, New Jersey, graduate of West Essex High School and NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, created his own original comedy web series, entitled “Bromance.” “Bromance” follows three guys, Charlie, Jude, and Eddie who meet and become friends as ...

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In the run up to Saturday night’s Christopher Jackson: Live from the West Side, Jackson held a livestreaming press conference from his Westchester County home yesterday with journalists from the markets which hold the 17 regional theaters and community centers benefiting from this upcoming ...

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NEW JERSEY -- The New Jersey Hall of Fame (NJHOF) has announced who the inductees are for the incoming Class of 2019-2020 – a "Who's Who" of some of the Garden State’s best and brightest. Among them are Nobel prize-winning economist Milton Friedman, two-time Super Bowl Champion Eli Manning, ...

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ROSELAND, NJ — The Butterfly Tent Safari at the Essex County Environmental Center will be held from Monday, Aug. 3 to Friday, Aug. 14. The Butterfly Tent Safari will feature live butterflies and a butterfly take-away craft for all ages making it a great experience for families to enjoy. The ...

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NEW JERSEY — July 27 is National New Jersey Day. Today we're going to find out what's unique about the Garden State, and maybe settle some serious issues. New Jersey was the third state to ratify the Constitution of the United States of America, the first state to ratify the Bill of Rights. New ...

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MILLBURN, NJ — “This week, Paper Mill lost a beloved member of our family to the deadly coronavirus,” shared Mark S. Hoebee, Paper Mill Playhouse Producing Artistic Director.  Broadway and television actor Nick Cordero died Sunday after 95 days in the hospital fighting COVID-19, which included ...

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FAIRFIELD, NJ — The Fairfield Public Library reopened on Monday after being closed for several months due to the state-imposed pandemic restrictions on indoor gatherings. The library will be open from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday for the duration of the summer. No more than eight ...

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WEST CALDWELL, NJ - West Caldwell Public Library will reopen on Monday, but with guidelines that must be strictly followed to comply with New Jersey social distancing standards. According to library director Samantha McCoy: Everyone entering the building, except for children under the age ...

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NORTH CALDWELL, NJ — The North Caldwell Town Pool will reopen for the 2020 season on Saturday, June 27. Weekend hours for the pool will be 11:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. The weekday schedule, which begins Monday, June 29, will be 12:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Due to the new mandatory state health ...

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WEST CALDWELL, NJ — Although New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy gave the green light earlier this week to fireworks displays on July 4 weekend, West Caldwell announced Wednesday that it would be canceling its scheduled Independence Day fireworks. The township posted news of the cancellation on its ...

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FAIRFIELD, NJ — Geri Helou, Fairfield resident and vice president of the Fairfield Golden Agers, recently shared her experience of life in quarantine as a senior citizen. Acknowledging that the older community is more susceptible to the novel coronavirus, Helou has done her best to practice ...

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