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Grover Cleveland Middle School in Caldwell Names May Students of the Month

May 14, 2021

CALDWELL, NJ — Grover Cleveland Middle School has announced its Students of the Month for May:

Grade 6 - Malia Yedan

Grade 7 - Luis DaCosta

Grade 8 - Annabella Grosso 


Caldwell-West Caldwell BOE Conducts First Live Meeting Since March 2020; Honors Brielle Guarente

WEST CALDWELL, NJ — For the first time since March 2020, the Caldwell-West Caldwell Board of Education, in an attempt to return to normalcy, met in person at the Harrison School with social distancing measures in place. 

It was reported by Superintendent Dr. James Heinegg that the board would meet in person during the previous meeting with the intent of taping the meeting so those ...

West Essex BOE Receives Updates on Social Studies & World Languages

NORTH CALDWELL, NJ - West Essex Regional School District’s Supervisor of Social Studies, World Languages and ESL, Laura Drago presented an update to the Board of Education during the meeting held on May 10. 

This is an ongoing initiative whereby the academic supervisors report on highlighted initiatives and programming in their respective departments. Supervisors have also put ...

Caldwell-West Caldwell Elementary School Return To Full Day

WEST CALDWELL, NJ - In a statement just released by Superintendent Dr. James Heinegg, the Caldwell-West Caldwell school district’s elementary schools will begin a full day, with lunch effective June 1.  This will be the first time since March 2020 the students will have a full day of live instruction.

Dear CWC School Community,

Please see the important notices below for May 11, ...

104 Students Inducted into West Essex H.S. National Honor Society

NORTH CALDWELL, NJ — The West Essex Chapter of the National Honor Society inducted 104 juniors in a ceremony last week.

The ceremony was held  on Thursday, May 6 under the large tent outside the West Essex High School Gymnasium. 
Special awards were given to:

Caroline Blanchard-Educator Honoree. This honor is given to a teacher that, the students feel, best exhibits ...

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

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 Essex Middle School Names April Students of the Month

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 seventh-graders Carly Levitt, Guilia Zampano and Emily Greczek; and eighth-graders Liciana Musano, Ryan Bisaccio and Alexis Apolito.

Caldwell-West Caldwell Board of Education Approves 2021-2022 Budget

WEST CALDWELL, NJ — The budget for the 2021-2022 school year, effective July 1, was approved by a quorum during the board of education meeting held on May 3. In attendance President Dan Cipoletti, Vice-President Julianne Gross and board member Chris Elko approved the budget that has a local tax level of $47,908,417.

The local tax levy represents an increase of 2.86% or $1,331,538 ...

West Essex H.S. STEM Club Holds Outdoor Classroom

NORTH CALDWELL, NJ — The West Essex high school STEM Club has been planning an outdoor classroom for the past few years. In 2019, the club launched its Green Team initiative with members from the student body to the upper administration.

While COVID-19 temporarily put many of its plans to the side, the STEM Club and green team continued to work on a plan to install an ...

Grover Cleveland Middle School in Caldwell Names April Students of the Month

CALDWELL, NJ — The following pupils have been names as the Students of the Month for April at the Grover Cleveland Middle School in Caldwell:

Sixth Grade - Caterina Coutinho
Seventh Grade - Gabriela Adams
Eighth Grade - Avery Geher


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Impact100 Essex Holds Membership Drive

May 12, 2021

Impact100 Essex, a women’s giving collective that awards grants to nonprofits servingEssex County, is looking to expand its membership and is holding weekly virtual information sessions for prospective members. Now in its fifth year, the organization has awarded over $500,000 to local nonprofits focused on underserved communities in Essex County. 

“Impact100 Essex enables ...

Essex County Gas Prices Soar to 7-Year High

May 13, 2021

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 ...

Four North Jersey Residents Charged in Burglary Ring; Verona P.D. Helped Lead Investigation

TRENTON, NJ — Four individuals have been charged in an investigation for allegedly conspiring as members of a criminal ring responsible for numerous residential burglaries across much of New Jersey, including in Verona.

The participating law enforcement agencies have worked collaboratively to investigate 84 burglaries that were committed over a five-month period ending in March in eight ...

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 ...


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