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

February 23, 2017

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 ...

Caldwell Borough Council Requests Traffic Study for Area of Forest Avenue and Hatfield Street

CALDWELL, NJ — A handful of Caldwell residents attended the mayor and council meeting Monday to discuss ongoing safety issues on Forest Avenue with the borough.

Over the past two years, according to the residents, there have been many serious car accidents, including three flipped cars, which they said were mostly due to reckless driving. Many residents feel this could be prevented ...

Charges Against Lieutenant Disputed Amidst Ongoing Lawsuit with Borough of Caldwell

CALDWELL, NJ — A public hearing recently held in Caldwell was the newest development in an ongoing legal battle between the Borough of Caldwell and Lt. Michael Geary, in which Chief of Police James Bongiorno and Detective Sgt. Brad Palatucci testified that Lt. Geary was insubordinate to a direct order related to an incident that occurred in August.

Lt. Geary, who previously filed a ...

Two Roseland Borough Councilmen Resign Following Exchange of Inappropriate Texts

ROSELAND, NJ — After apologizing for exchanging what were deemed to be inappropriate text messages, Roseland Borough Councilmen Thomas Tsilionis and David Jacobs resigned from the council this week, effective immediately.

A recently revealed string of text messages sent between Mayor John Duthie and all council members with the exception of Michele Tolli included some language using ...

Caldwell Residents Enjoy Meet-and-Greet with Borough Council Over Weekend Coffee

CALDWELL, NJ — Caldwell Borough Council members hosted their first “Coffee with the Council” at the Caldwell Community Center on Saturday. Following a successful “Coffee with the Cops” event last year, council members decided to host an informal meeting for residents to stop by and discuss borough matters.

Council President John Cascarano explained that he ...

Fairfield Planning Board Approves Three Ordinances for Second Reading by Council

FAIRFIELD, NJ — The Fairfield Township Planning Board approved three ordinances at its meeting on Tuesday that were previously introduced at the Jan. 23 mayor and council meeting.

Planning Board Chairman William Galese said the ordinances are in compliance with the township’s master plan, which he said allows the ordinances to go back to the mayor and council for a second ...

Fairfield Township Council to Revisit Dog Ordinances Following Resident Complaints

FAIRFIELD, NJ — A resident of Horseneck Road addressed the mayor and council on Monday about a problem with a neighbor’s dog running loose and defecating on her property. Donna McCaffrey said she has tried to speak to the owner about the problem, but the owner would not listen.

Eventually, McCaffrey had to take the owner to court, but she said that the fine was ...

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 ...

Fairfield Township Council Announces Promotion of Fairfield Police

FAIRFIELD, NJ — Five Fairfield policemen will be promoted and will take their oaths of office at the next mayor and council meeting on Monday, Feb. 27 at 7 p.m.

Fairfield Mayor James Gasparini announced on Monday that Sgt. Charles Zampino and Sgt. Daniel Dias will both be promoted to Lieutenant. Fairfield Detectives Michael Nyhuis and John McGrory and Police Officer Frank Tracey ...

"Sophisticated Group" of Car Thieves Targets Fairfield, Roseland and Surrounding Towns

FAIRFIELD, NJ — Due to recent incidents in which two vehicles were stolen from a driveway on Talbot Drive in Fairfield on Friday and similar occurrences in several surrounding towns, Fairfield Township Mayor James Gasparini warned Fairfield residents during the mayor and council meeting on Monday to always lock their cars and never leave keys or key fobs inside their ...

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Route 10 Lane Closures Required for Resurfacing and Signal Improvement Project

February 16, 2017

LIVINGSTON & WEST ORANGE, NJ — New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) officials announced the start of a resurfacing project on Route 10 that will require single-lane closures between Livingston and West Orange in Essex County as the project advances beginning Friday, Feb. 17.

From 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. on weekdays and continuing for several weeks, NJDOT contractor Schifano ...