CareOne Sets Record for Make-A-Wish New Jersey

March 1, 2017

NEWARK, NJ — For the Courtright family, the 200 Wishes carnival on Sunday, February 26 at the Prudential Center in Newark was about spreading the message of Make-A-Wish New Jersey and all it is able to accomplish for so many families across the state.

As two of the four children, Matthew and Mitchell, have cystic fibrosis, the Caldwell family has felt the ...

West Caldwell Council Views Municipal Budget with $64 Tax Increase on Average Home

WEST CALDWELL, NJ—Owners of the average West Caldwell Township property, assessed at $437,900, would see a property-tax increase of $64 if the proposed 2017 municipal budget is adopted as written, according township administrator Adam Brewer.

At Tuesday’s West Caldwell Township Council meeting, Brewer also said that three areas of the budget—health insurance, debt service and ...

Township of Fairfield Receives Grant Money from County for Handicap Renovations

FAIRFIELD, NJ — The Township of Fairfield recently received more than $47,000 in grant money from the county, according to Fairfield Mayor James Gasparini and Township Administrator Joseph Catenaro, who said the money will be used for ADA-approved curb ramps (handicap renovations) to various locations.

Fairfield was among 13 Essex County municipalities and 36 non-profit ...

James Caldwell High School Announces Second Marking Period ShopRite Stars

WEST CALDWELL, NJ — ShopRite of West Caldwell announced this week that its second marking period ShopRite Stars for James Caldwell High School (WEHS), who were nominated in five categories, include Roxanne Wilcox for Academics, Christian Dalla Riva for Athletics, Haley Askling for Arts, Diana Abraham for Community Service and Lydia Wielgus for Leadership. 

The ...

Metro YMCA Ranked in Top 5 Percent of US Nonprofits by Nation’s Largest Charity Evaluator

LIVINGSTON, NJ — For the sixth-consecutive year, the nation’s largest charity evaluator awarded the Metropolitan YMCA of the Oranges its top rating on Wednesday in recognition of the organization’s sound fiscal management and commitment to accountability and transparency.

“Only 5 percent of the charities we evaluate have received at least six consecutive ...

West Essex Parishes Represented in Ministry Fair at St. Thomas More Parish of Fairfield

FAIRFIELD, NJ — Fairfield’s St. Thomas More (STM) Parish held part one of its two-part ministry fair on Saturday and Sunday, with part two to be held next weekend.

Parishioners young and old came to see the 15 table displays of the parish’s 30 ministries. O’Connor Hall was humming with people interested in seeing what was happening in the parish.

In addition to ...

Golda Och Academy Seniors Donate Hair for Breast Cancer Fundraiser

WEST ORANGE, NJ — In just a few weeks, Golda Och Academy’s senior class will depart for its three-month trip to Israel or start a formal internship program.

Before the Breast Cancer Awareness (BCA) club’s seniors and founding members hand over the reign to the next set of leaders, the group has organized one last fundraiser. In the two years that the club has been ...

Kiwanis Club of Caldwell-West Essex Learns About USO and AAA

WEST CALDWELL, NJ — Pat Walsh of the USO (United Service Organizations) recently presented members of the Kiwanis Club of Caldwell-West Essex with a brief history of the USO at the Cloverleaf Tavern.

In addition, Joe Zevelsky from the AAA presented the Kiwanis Club of Caldwell-West Essex with information about AAA. According to Zevelsky, AAA is more than auto road repair ...

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