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Public Raises Issues of School Budget Transparency, Aftercare and Student Enrollment in Elementary Schools at CWC BOE Meeting

May 15, 2022

WEST CALDWELL, NJ -- During the public comment portion of last week's Caldwell-West Caldwell Board of Education meeting, parent Liz Hart questioned the process for presenting the new school budget and providing opportunities for questions prior to the budget being approved by the board.  

Hart noted that, although the budget is printed in a local newspaper, unless the resident ...

Hawkswell Resigns as Washington Elementary School Principal

WEST CALDWELL, NJ -- The Caldwell-West Caldwell Board of Education this week accepted the resignation of Jenna Hawkswell, principal of Washington Elementary School, effective June 30. 

Hawkswell had been approved in May 2020 and began in September of that year. 

Other personnel items at the CWCBOE meeting this week were the approval to reappoint non-tenured teachers and ...

West Essex Board of Education Approves Budget for 2022-2023

NORTH CALDWELL, NJ -- The West Essex Regional Board of Education unanimously passed the 2022-2023 school budget during its meeting this past Monday. 

The total budget is $45,523,626 with a local tax levy of $41,635,870 which represents an increase of $1,013,594 from the current school budget. This represents an overall increase of 1.8% from the 2021-2022 budget. The ...

National Junior Honor Society Inducted at Grover Cleveland Middle School

CALDWELL, NJ -- Grover Cleveland Middle School held National Junior Honor Society induction on Wednesday.

The following students were inducted:

Ryan Anderson

Alexis Capaccio

Emily Chomko

Roselyn Goodgold

Julia Kornberg

Angelica Parathath

Benjamin Pedrazzi

Matthew Peralta

Samuel Remington

Isabella Rosa

Julianna Schott

Jaclyn Sepe

Thomas ...

U.S. News Announces Its 2022 'Best High Schools' List. Find Out Where James Caldwell Ranks

WEST CALDWELL, NJ -- James Caldwell High School was rated No. 70 in New Jersey by U.S. News on Apr. 26. 

Students at JCHS have the opportunity to take Advanced Placement® coursework and exams. U.S. News reported that the high school's AP® participation rate is 63%. The total minority enrollment is 20%, and 7% of students are economically disadvantaged.

The ...

Caldwell-West Caldwell Parents May Opt Out of Sex Education Curricula Presented To Their Children

WEST CALDWELL, NJ -- Caldwell-West Caldwell Schools Superintendent Dr. Christopher Conklin advised parents and guardians that the Health and Physical Education curriculum is being updated to be in line with the current New Jersey state standards.

At issue is the introduction of curricula beginning in the first grade that addresses gender identity and sexual orientation and continues with ...

West Essex School District Continues With Strategic Planning

NORTH CALDWELL, NJ -- West Essex Schools Superintendent Damion Macioci provided an update to the district’s strategic plan on Monday. 

Macioci confirmed that all the stakeholder meetings have been completed including the administrators, parents/guardians, students, employees, and board of education. After spring break surveys will be distributed and tailored specifically to ...

West Essex Names April Middle School Students of the Month

NORTH CALDWELL, NJ -- NORTH CALDWELL, NJ -- The West Essex School District has named its choices for the Middle School Students of the Month of April.

Receiving recognition were:

Thomas Bertonaschi
Gaetano Iavarone
Gianna Magliarditi

Nikolas Trigo
LeeAna Lojek
Gabriella Sciacchitano



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New Brunswick Mayor Cahill Urges Approval of RWJBarnabas Health Transaction with Saint Peter’s HealthCare System

New Brunswick, NJ – New Brunswick Mayor James M. Cahill has thrown his support behind the transaction between Saint Peter’s HealthCare System (“Saint Peter’s”) and RWJBarnabas Health (“RWJBH”), which will lead to the creation of a premier academic medical center (“premier AMC”) in New Brunswick.

“Today, New Brunswick residents in need ...

NJ Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Supports RWJBarnabas Health Transaction with Saint Peter’s HealthCare System

New Brunswick, NJ – The Statewide Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of New Jersey ("SHCCNJ") threw its support behind the proposed transaction between RWJBarnabas Health (“RWJBH”) and St. Peter's HealthCare System, which will lead to the creation of a premier academic medical center (“premier AMC”) in New Brunswick. 

In a letter to the Federal Trade ...

African American Chamber of Commerce Supports RWJBH Transaction with St. Peters

New Brunswick, NJ – Access to quality medical care in New Jersey is vital to underserved populations. That's why the African American Chamber of Commerce of New Jersey (“AACCNJ”) announced its support for the proposed transaction between RWJBarnabas Health (“RWJBH”) and Saint Peter’s Healthcare System in New Brunswick, which will lead to the creation of New ...

RWJBarnabas Health, Saint Peter’s Healthcare System Vision to Create NJ’s First Premier Academic Medical Center Gets State Approval

New Brunswick, NJ – RWJBarnabas Health (“RWJBH”) and Saint Peter’s Healthcare System (“Saint Peter’s”) announced that the State of New Jersey has approved their transaction to create New Jersey’s first premier academic medical center (“premier AMC”) located in New Brunswick.

“This is a tremendous milestone in a years-long ...

Studies of the Future: Clinical Trials for Breast Cancer at Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center

May 18, 2022

Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center, in Livingston, has been at the forefront of the treatment of breast cancer for decades. One way the hospital maintains its reputation as one of the best in the tri-state area is by participating in clinical trials, which are research studies that help determine if a new drug would be effective in treating a specific condition. In partnership with Rutgers ...

Missing Woman, Last Seen at JCC on Northfield Avenue in West Orange

May 21, 2022


The police are requesting the public's assistance in locating a Missing Person.

Caren was last seen walking out of the JCC on Northfield Avenue in West Orange today (May 20) around 11 a.m. wearing a white shirt and purple pants (see the second photo). She does not drive.

Caren is approximately 5'4' tall and 120 pounds.

If anyone has any ...

Verona Police Take Juvenile into Custody After Stolen Jeep Hits Building

VERONA, NJ -- Verona police officers responded to the area of Bloomfield Avenue and Linn Drive in the early hours of Sunday, May 15 after a resident reported observing someone peering into a parked vehicle.  

Upon arriving on the scene, Lt. Greco, Sgt. Scheper and Officer Saldutto observed a silver Jeep Grand Cherokee that was stolen from Rockaway. Police said that the Jeep then fled ...

Car Crashes into Building in Downtown Verona Wednesday

VERONA, NJ -- A car plowed completely through the side of a medical building in downtown Verona Wednesday morning.

At approximately 7 a.m., officers responded to First Care Medical located at 50 Pompton Ave. on a report of a vehicle into the building. The driver was evaluated by the Verona Rescue Squad on scene and transported to a local area hospital for further evaluation, ...

Gas Prices in New Jersey Reach Another Record High

May 18, 2022

NEW JERSEY — Gas prices in New Jersey have reached another all-time high.

The average price of a gallon of unleaded reached $4.72 on Wednesday, May 18, 2022. That's up seven cents from the day before, 23 cents from last week and nearly 70 cents from last month. Those figures are according to AAA.

The Newark and Trenton areas are paying the most statewide, according ...

Hawthorne 10-Year-Old Holds Epic Lemonade Sale to Raise $5,000 for Young Girl with Cancer

HAWTHORNE, NJ - When 10-year-old Peyton Cohen decided to host a lemonade fundraiser for Natalie Ferguson, a 4-year-old battling brain cancer, Peyton had no idea how it would catch on, or that she could raise thousands of dollars in a single day. But word of the lemonade fundraiser spread throughout the town and brought an epic response.

“It was amazing! We had cars going all the way ...

Thick Smoke From Tuesday Fifth-Alarm Fire at Elizabeth Waste Management Facility Seen Across North Jersey, NYC

ELIZABETH, NJ - A Fifth-Alarm Fire at the Waste Management facility on Julia Street Tuesday sent thick smoke throughout North Jersey and could even be viewed in New York City. 

The City of Elizabeth reports receiving a phone call about the fire at approximately 2:00 p.m. Tuesday. The fire is believed to be started by machinery at the plant. 

The homes surrounding the plant were ...

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