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James Caldwell Students and Staff to be Featured in Virtual Concert

June 1, 2020

WEST CALDWELL, NJ — Seventeen performances from both James Caldwell High School (JCHS) students and staff will be featured in a virtual concert at 7 p.m. on Friday entitled “A Night of Hope.”

The JCHS Virtual Concert will premiere live on YouTube on Friday. The link will be posted on the JCHS website and all JCHS social media accounts prior to the ...

West Essex and Caldwell-West Caldwell Districts Respond to State Aid Reductions

WEST ESSEX AREA, NJ — After Gov. Phil Murphy announced that approximately $335 million has been cut from his original school-funding proposal as a result of the financial impact of the COVID-19 outbreak, the superintendents of the West Essex Regional and Caldwell-West Caldwell (CWC) school districts commented on the revised proposals, which affected the two communities as follows:

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West Essex Officials React to Governor's Decision to Allow July Graduations

NORTH CALDWELL, NJ — Amid increasing pressure from students and their families, Gov. Phil Murphy announced on Tuesday that schools will be allowed to have in-person graduation ceremonies—something that would have previously been prohibited under the state’s COVID-19 social distancing orders.

According to Murphy, the graduation ceremonies will be permitted to begin after July ...

Video: West Essex Middle School Announces May Students of the Month

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 Dr. Gina Donlevie announces and describes each of the May 2020 Students of the ...

West Essex High School Presents Results of Culture and Climate Survey

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 Education as a template in order to ensure that the responses would be “reliable and ...

West Essex Board of Education Begins Preparations For New School Year

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 July 1, 2020 through Dec. 30, 2020, and the second from Jan. 1, 2021 through June 30, ...

Roseland Borough and HSA Team Up to Show Support for Roseland’s Essential Workers

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 acts of support can be more inspiring to an essential employee who must travel out of ...

Caldwell-West Caldwell District Receives Results of New Science Exam

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 explained that the NJSLA, which was administered in spring of 2019, tested fifth, eighth ...

West Essex and Caldwell-West Caldwell Schools Receive Federal Relief Grants

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 School Emergency Relief Fund (ESSERF).

Under the CARES Act, the ESSERF was established ...

Trinity Academy in Caldwell Among Schools to be Closed by Newark Archdiocese

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 be administered via distance-learning platforms in compliance with the statewide ...

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West Orange Downtown and Officials Have Zoom Meeting as Reopening Date Draws Near

June 5, 2020

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Township officials and Downtown West Orange on Friday collaborated on a Zoom meeting to address how to execute Stage 2 of the community's reopening efforts.

The discussion focused on how to execute the reopening of local non-essential businesses and restaurants in West Orange. New Jersey will enter Stage 2 of its reopening process from the pandemic ...

Essex County Executive DiVincenzo Announces Cancellation of Summer Concerts and Fireworks

June 1, 2020

Essex County, NJ – Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. announced on Monday, June 1st that the 2020 Essex County Summer Music Concert Series and Fireworks displays have been canceled because of the Coronavirus.

“Our Summer Concert Series and Fireworks Spectaculars are much anticipated events that attract spectators from throughout Essex County and beyond. They ...

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Murphy Says Restaurant, Retail Workers Will Be Required To Undergo Daily Temperature Checks

June 5, 2020

Gov. Phil Murphy outlined a series of guidelines Thursday for tens of thousands of bars and restaurants across the state to follow when they begin to welcome back diners at 6 a.m. on June 15.

When your favorite steakhouse or burger joint opens for outdoor dining next week, limited seating, spread out tables and hand sanitizing stations – not to mention the house specialty – will be ...