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Roseland Councilman Faces Charges of Conspiracy to Commit Official Misconduct

May 16, 2018

ROSELAND, NJ — Nearly a year after Roseland Councilman Richard Leonard was accused of using his position on the governing body to trade a vote for a favor, the councilman was arrested on Tuesday and charged with conspiracy to commit official misconduct.

Leonard was absent from the public council meeting on Tuesday evening, and has since been contacted for comment, but did not ...

Fairfield Council Discusses Marijuana Legalization in New Jersey

FAIRFIELD, NJ — When Fairfield Business Administrator Joseph Catenaro addressed the township council about marijuana retail sale and zoning regulations at last week’s meeting, he suggested that the “get out in front on the issue as soon as possible” now that New Jersey is in the process of legalizing marijuana.

He added that the township “is beginning to ...

Caldwell Council Introduces Budget; Approves Library Grant Application

CALDWELL, NJ – The average Caldwell homeowner will see a tax increase of $57 if the 2018 municipal budget is adopted as introduced by Caldwell Borough Administrator Paul Carelli at Tuesday’s council meeting. 

The public hearing will be held on June 5 along with a financial presentation outlining the budget.

“It represents an increase for the average homeowner of $57 ...

West Caldwell Council Adopts Municipal Budget with Small Increase

WEST CALDWELL, NJ — Residents of West Caldwell will see a tax increase of about $7 per month, or a less than 1 percent increase to the average home assessed at $450,000, based on the 2018 municipal budget that was adopted on Tuesday by the mayor and council. Mayor Joseph Tempesta noted that this is a solid budget, and Council President Stanley Hladik reflected that this is the eighth ...

Fairfield Council Addresses Concerns About Lingering Storm Debris

FAIRFIELD, NJ — The debris lining the streets of Fairfield after the township was hit by two devastating nor’easter storms in March has been a major concern of township residents. The storms wreaked havoc on the state by toppling trees and taking down power lines, and some residents attended Monday’s council meeting to address the issue.

Fairfield Township, in an ...

Roseland Still “Essex County’s Hidden Gem” Following Municipal Budget Adoption

ROSELAND, NJ — The average Roseland homeowner will see a tax rate increase of 1.89 percent, or $51.05 to the average Roseland home assessed at approximately $464,087, according to the 2018 municipal budget that was adopted on Tuesday following a budget presentation by Councilman Thomas Tsilionis, administration and finance chair.

In order to put residents at ease about living in the ...

Who Let The Dogs Out: North Caldwell Breaks Ground On New Dog Park

NORTH CALDWELL, NJ - It was a true testament to "governments working together" as representatives from Essex County Board of Chosen Freeholders, North Caldwell Mayor Joseph Alessi, members of the township council and government officials from Essex County municipalities joined Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo, Jr. and Essex County Chief of Staff Philip ...

North Caldwell Council Adopts Municipal Budget for 2018

NORTH CALDWELL, NJ – A 2018 budget for municipal purposes totaling $6,305,152 in appropriations was adopted on Tuesday by the North Caldwell Borough council. The average North Caldwell homeowner will see a tax increase of $37.53, the same number as 2017, to the average home, assessed at approximately $670,850, according to the council’s budget presentation.

Councilman Arthur Rees ...

PILOT Approved: Roseland Council Adopts Two 20-Year PILOT Agreements

ROSELAND, NJ — As one of nearly 300 municipalities facing challenges with the New Jersey Supreme Court’s ruling that it must permit hundreds of affordable housing units to be built, the Roseland Borough Council voted 5-1 on Tuesday to approve 20-year Payment in Lieu of Taxes (PILOT) programs for the properties of 85 Livingston Avenue and 6 Becker Farm Road.

Although all of the ...

Roseland Resident Honored for Achieving Rank of Eagle Scout

ROSELAND, NJ – In recognition of the valuable contributions from the Boy Scouts of America to the Roseland community and the nation, the Roseland mayor and council honored resident Trevor Jedwabnik on Tuesday for achieving the rank of Eagle Scout, the highest rank in the Boy Scouting program.  

Jedwabnik has achieved 41 badges as a member of Boy Scouts of America Troop 3, which is ...

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