Caldwell Council Adopts 2017 Municipal Budget and Adopts Pet Store Ordinance

June 22, 2017

CALDWELL, NJ – The average Caldwell home, assessed at $420,307 according to Borough Administrator Paul Carelli, will see a $41 increase in municipal taxes after the council adopted its 2017 municipal budget on Tuesday.

The total budget is to be approximately $7.5 million, with the biggest increases coming from health insurance and legal fees, according to Tuesday’s ...

Fairfield Township Receives Clean Communities Grant & More from Township Council

FAIRFIELD, NJ — Fairfield was the recipient of a Clean Communities Grant of more than $18,000 to be used for keeping parks and properties clean, Fairfield Township Mayor James Gasparini announced at Monday’s council meeting. He thanked Bobby Paine, director of public works, and Joseph Catenaro, township administrator, for their work in securing the grant.

According to Gasparini, ...

Fairfield Introduces Municipal Budget with $17 Decrease for Average Homeowner

FAIRFIELD, NJ — The taxes on an average Fairfield Township house, valued at $445,908, will decrease by $17 if the proposed municipal budget is adopted, Fairfield Mayor James Gasparini announced at Monday night’s mayor and council meeting.

The public hearing and final adoption of the municipal budget will be on Monday, July 17. The budget is considerably below the 2-percent ...

Caldwell Council Tables Controversial Pet Store Regulation Ordinance for Clarifications

CALDWELL, NJ—An ordinance that would have allowed greater borough regulation of retail pet stores, especially those selling dogs, was tabled by the Caldwell Borough Council on Tuesday because borough attorney Greg Mascera said the measure needed an “overhaul” based on comments from local health officials.

However, prior to the vote on tabling the proposal, both proponents of ...

2017 Primary Election Results Are In for the Borough of Caldwell

CALDWELL, NJ — In the primary election for Caldwell Borough Council, Republican incumbents John Cascarano and Kristian Brown earned 195 and 194 votes apiece in the borough, respectively, compared to 439 and 432 votes respectively for Democratic candidates Jonathan Lace and Henderson Cole.

According to the Essex County Clerk’s Office (ECCO), a total of 871 constituents voted ...

2017 Primary Election Results Are In for the Borough of Roseland

ROSELAND, NJ — In the primary election for Roseland Borough Council, Democratic candidates Christopher Bardi and Roger Freda earned 360 and 345 votes apiece in the borough, respectively, compared to 203 and 188 votes respectively for Republican candidates Michele Tolli and Mark Vidovich.

According to the Essex County Clerk’s Office (ECCO), a total of 707 constituents voted for ...

West Caldwell Council Approves Resolutions and Introduces New Ordinances

WEST CALDWELL, NJ – The West Caldwell Township Council approved various resolutions on Tuesday, which included appointing Michael Reed as code enforcement officer in the construction department of the borough as well as approving renewals of alcoholic beverage licenses for Sunrise ShopRite of Parsippany and the Mountain Ridge Country Club.

Other approvals included awarding a contract to ...

Review the Candidates: Vote in Primary Election Tuesday

WEST ESSEX AREA, NJ — Tuesday is primary election day in the Essex County Area, where constituents of each municipality are encouraged to visit a polling place between 6 a.m. and 8 p.m.

Continue reading to see who will appear on the ballots in each town for both local and state elections:

Governor, Democrat: Philip Murphy, William Brennan, John Wisniewski, Jim Johnson, Mark Zinna ...

June 2 Deemed Gun Violence Awareness Day in West Caldwell

WEST CALDWELL, NJ — Local representatives of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, a national organization created to demand action from legislators, companies and educational institutions to establish common-sense gun reforms, attended the West Caldwell Township Council meeting on Tuesday to address the public about this issue.

Although this group is in full support of the ...

Fairfield Police Department Completes Law Enforcement Against Drugs Program at Churchill

FAIRFIELD, NJ — Fairfield Township Police Chief Anthony Manna reported during Monday’s township council meeting that May 15 marked the culmination of the department’s Law Enforcement Against Drugs (L.E.A.D.) program, a ten-week program for students in fourth-through-sixth grades at the Churchill School.

The program not only addresses the dangers of drug and alcohol ...

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