Potential Caldwell-West Caldwell Police Merger Raises Concern Among Residents

March 22, 2018

CALDWELL, NJ — After hearing many concerns from Caldwell residents regarding the possibility of merging the Caldwell and West Caldwell Police Departments, the Caldwell mayor and council clarified on Tuesday that the two municipalities are only in the research phase, that no lay-offs would occur in either department and that the ultimate goal is to create a more robust department for the ...

Fairfield Among Municipalities to Receive Community Development Block Grant

FAIRFIELD, NJ — The Township of Fairfield was recently among the 13 Essex County municipalities and 33 non-profit community organizations that received a total of about $5.1 million from the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program and the Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) program.

The CDBG and ESG programs are funded through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban ...

$2.12 Million Distributed to West Essex Towns for Road Repairs

WEST ESSEX AREA, NJ — When the largest amount of Municipal Aid grant awards in New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) history was announced this week, $2.12 million was distributed between the three Caldwells, Fairfield, Essex Fells and Roseland for the improvement of various streets throughout the West Essex County area.

Caldwell will receive $600,000 to help repair ...

Fairfield Council: Concerns Raised About Condition of Pier Lane and More

FAIRFIELD, NJ — After it was announced earlier this week that the Township of Fairfield was recently selected to receive a $210,000 grant from the New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) Municipal Aid Program for the rebuilding of Spielman Road, questions were raised as to the reparation of Pier Lane in Fairfield.

During Monday’s council meeting, Fairfield resident James ...

North Caldwell Council Votes on Marijuana Dispensary Ordinance

NORTH CALDWELL, NJ – After much discussion, the North Caldwell Borough Council voted on Tuesday to adopt an ordinance to restrict marijuana dispensaries in the borough, but advised the public that the ordinance can later be repealed depending on laws passed at the state level.

“This is not meant to keep cannabis out of town, but to let the Board of Adjustments determine if it is a ...

Parkland Survivors Lead Rally in Livingston to End Gun Violence Now

LIVINGSTON, NJ - On Sunday night at Temple B'nai Abraham in Livingston, five survivors from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shared their hearts and minds, telling a standing-room-only crowd of more than 2,000 men, women and children that it is time to end gun violence now.  The rally for common sense gun legislation was organized by Jewish Federation of Greater Metrowest ...

Local Expert Gives District 11 Citizens Primer on Gun Laws and Violence Prevention

LIVINGSTON, NJ – A sold-out crowd of concerned citizens from all over the 11th Congressional District heard from NJ 11th For Change member Cori Menkin, Esq., on the topic of gun violence at an open forum hosted by the Livingston Town Team of NJ 11th for Change on Saturday. Menkin, an expert on federal and state gun laws, spoke about what voters can do to protect against changes in New ...

Caldwell Council Hears Water Utility Proposal from New Jersey American Water

CALDWELL, NJ — As the Borough of Caldwell continues to consider privatizing its water utility, members of the borough council heard a presentation from representatives of New Jersey American Water (NJAW) to learn what operation and finances might look like if they decided to sell the borough’s utility to NJAW.

According to NJAW’s Nicholas DeVecchis, manager of business ...

Local Businessmen and Fairfield Police Chief Take White House West Wing Tour

FAIRFIELD, NJ — Fairfield Police Chief Anthony Manna recently accompanied Keith Frankel, chief executive officer of Vitaquest International of West Caldwell, and John Seragusa, the company’s director of security, to the White House in Washington D.C. for an exclusive tour of the West Wing.

The group was able to get an up-close look at many locations including the Oval Office, ...

Caldwell Council Votes on Resolution Regarding Weapon Sales and Possession

CALDWELL, NJ — In reaction to the recent high school shooting in Parkland, FL, members of the Caldwell Borough Council voted 4-1 in favor of a resolution supporting a proposed assembly bill to prohibit the sale and possession of any ammunition magazines with a capacity of more than 10 rounds, exempting law enforcement at .22-caliber rifles.

Resident Christine Schmidt commended ...

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