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West Caldwell Prepares To Open Pools

May 9, 2021

WEST CALDWELL, NJ — During the council meeting held this past week, Councilman Michael Docteroff reported that pool membership registrations in West Caldwell have increased 20% from this time in 2019.  There will be adherence to required safety protocols involving COVID-19, however plans do include offering swim lessons, water aerobics and swim teams will be available this ...

Caldwell Street Fair to Take Place in October

CALDWELL, NJ — Mayor John Kelley announced during the May 4 council meeting that after discussions with the Kiwanis Club of Caldwell-West Essex, Rotary Club of the Caldwells and the Office of Emergency Management (OEM), the Street Fair will take place on Oct. 3. 

Kelley said that the annual event will occur contingent upon no major changes in the COVID ...

Roseland Approves 2021 Municipal Budget at Increase of Less than 1%

ROSELAND, NJ - The Roseland governing body unanimously approved the 2021 municipal budget during the May 4 council meeting. The total municipal budget for 2021 is $15,197,091.46 which represents a total increase of less than 1% (.963%), with an impact of an annual increase of $26.98 for an average home in the borough that is assessed at $467,168. 

For municipal purposes, the budget ...

Citing Downward Trending Numbers, Murphy Eases More Restrictions on Gatherings

TRENTON, NJ -- With COVID-19 numbers trending decisively in the right direction and New Jersey progressing toward its adult-age vaccination goals, Gov. Murphy on Monday announced an additional easing of restrictions, including a removal of all percentage capacity limits for indoor and outdoor businesses, a lifting of the prohibition on indoor bar seating, and an end to the outdoor ...

COVID's Downward Trend Continues: Summer Camps to Open, Murphy Hints at More Easing of Restrictions

TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy at his COVID press briefing Wednesday announced that he would sign an Executive Order allowing for summer camps – both day camps and sleep away camps – to open for the upcoming season. The governor says that he is pleased with the way COVID numbers are trending downwards, which enables things to open up as the summer ...

Fairfield’s Hollywood Avenue Bridge to Get Deck Replacement This Summer

FAIRFIELD, NJ — The Hollywood Avenue bridge in Fairfield will be closed from late June to sometime in November, Fairfield Mayor James Gasparini announced at Monday’s in-person council meeting. The entire bridge deck is being replaced by the state. 

Some work will be done on the bridge before the June closing, but none of the repairs will affect access to and from ...

Fairfield Township Pool to Stay Closed in 2021

FAIRFIELD, NJ — Council President William Galese made an official announcement that the Fairfield Township pool will not reopen this year, and repairs to the pool are being looked into.

Fairfield Mayor James Gasparini, at Monday’s Township Council meeting, explained that the pool has to be “self-funding.” Any work that the township does for the pool, such as lawn ...

New Jersey Loosens Restrictions on Indoor and Outdoor Gatherings

TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy said at his COVID press briefing Monday afternoon that effective May 10, indoor room capacities for private catered events -- including weddings and school proms, political events, funerals, memorial services, and performances -- will increase to 50% with a maximum of 250 individuals.

He also announced the easing of the following ...

Infrastructure Continues To Take Priority in Caldwell

CALDWELL, NJ — During the recent Borough Council meeting held on April 20, the governing body’s focus was directed at facility upgrades, renovations and areas of concern within the borough. 

Caldwell Business Administrator Tom Banker noted that the demolition of the parking deck in Provost Square has begun, and it is expected that the project will be completed in three ...

West Caldwell Projects 70% of Residents Vaccinated by June 1st

WEST CALDWELL, NJ — It is expected within two to three weeks that 7,000 of the 8,000 adults in West Caldwell will have been fully vaccinated. 

Mayor Joseph Tempesta provided an update during Tuesday’s council meeting on the number of residents who have received their COVID-19 vaccinations. Tempesta said that most of the residents have ...

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Mountainside Medical Center's Dr. Shulik's Holistic Approach to Treatment of Ulcerative Colitis

May 14, 2021

About 1 million people in the United States suffer from ulcerative colitis, an inflammatory bowl disease that causes inflammation and sores in the digestive tract. Gastroenterologist Dr. Oleg Shulik recently worked with a patient to develop a holistic approach to treatment that allowed her to stop taking medications for the management of her symptoms.

In late September 2020, Lisa A., 31, ...

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 ...

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