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Bids for Caldwell Community Center Demolition to be Presented Soon

May 21, 2022

CALDWELL, NJ -- Borough administrator Thomas Banker provided an update on multiple borough initiatives at this week's council meeting.

Regarding the Smull Avenue trailers, all four should be onsite by the end of May, and they were awaiting PSEG hook-ups before the staff can move in. The renovation of 14 Park Avenue for the health department should be completed by the end of the ...

Cannabis Consultants Weigh in on Caldwell’s Options

CALDWELL, NJ -- A presentation by CannaBusiness Services was on the agenda during Tuesday’s Borough Council meeting held via Zoom.  Emily Seelman, the chief executive officer of CannaBusiness Services, a global cannabis consultancy, provided a detailed overview of procedural options the governing body may wish to consider as they move through their due diligence determining if approval ...

Caldwell Council Votes to Set Time Frame for Response to Public Inquiries

CALDWELL, NJ -- A resolution introduced by Caldwell Councilman Jonathan Lace was passed that will set a required timeframe for responses to be received by those contacting either public officials or township employees. 

The resolution passed at this week's Borough Council meeting by a split vote of 4-1-1, with Councilwoman Frances DePalma-Iozzi abstaining and Councilman ...

West Caldwell Honors Health Department Personnel for Pandemic Efforts

WEST CALDWELL, NJ -- Mayor Joseph Tempesta and the Town Council thanked and commended the members of the West Caldwell Health Department for its efforts during the last 22 months due to the pandemic. For what once was the department’s consistent routine of job responsibilities overnight they became a lifeline for the community as COVID-19 spread throughout the ...

Roseland Thanks Gary Schall Former Superintendent of Public Works

ROSELAND, NJ -- Gary Schall, former superintendent of the Public Works Department who retired in 2021 after 35 years, was honored and recognized by Roseland Mayor James R. Spango, members of the borough council and colleagues during this week’s council meeting.

Due to the pandemic the recognition had been delayed. Schall was presented with a custom-made Roseland hard hat that was ...

Caldwell Council Considers Land Acquisitions, Marijuana Sales, New Borough Hall and Community Center Plans

CALDWELL, NJ -- The Borough Council met last week with an agenda that included resolutions that would provide for numerous long-term changes to the borough. 

In addition to resolutions seeking approval to pursue discussions to potentially acquire multiple properties, authorization was also requested for the approval of concept plans for the renovation of the Caldwell Community Center ...

Fairfield Municipal Lot to Undergo Reconstruction for $700K

FAIRFIELD, NJ – Fairfield residents may see an increase in their water bills with the introduction of a water service charge ordinance.  Fairfield Mayor James Gasparini explained at Monday’s council meeting that increased water costs have not been passed on to residents since 2017, but this year the township can no longer afford to absorb the cost.

A normal household will see ...

West Caldwell Council Sets May 3 as Date for Introduction of New Municipal Budget

WEST CALDWELL, NJ -- West Caldwell Councilman Michael Docteroff updated the public confirming that the early bird pool membership discount will be available for an additional two weeks and memberships for the season are coming in at a steady pace. 

Docteroff commended Police Chief Dennis Capriglione confirming that the license plate readers are doing a great job and that this was a ...

Denise Cafone of Fairfield Takes Oath as President of Municipal Clerks Association of New Jersey

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ -- The Essex County Municipal Clerks were in full force attending the Municipal Clerks Association of New Jersey’s 2022 (MCANJ) Education Conference in Atlantic City. 

“What made this conference so special for the Essex County Clerks,” said Association President Jennifer Kiernan, municipal clerk of Verona, “is that our veteran clerk, Denise Cafone ...

Caldwell Council Hears Bloomfield Avenue Design Presentations

CALDWELL, NJ -- During a jam-packed meeting lasting over three hours last Tuesday night, the Caldwell governing body discussed numerous outstanding, ongoing and planned initiatives.  Council president Jeffrey Gates ran the meeting which began with a presentation on the borough’s plans to redesign Bloomfield Avenue. 

Prior to the presentation, Mayor John Kelley stated ...


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New Brunswick Mayor Cahill Urges Approval of RWJBarnabas Health Transaction with Saint Peter’s HealthCare System

New Brunswick, NJ – New Brunswick Mayor James M. Cahill has thrown his support behind the transaction between Saint Peter’s HealthCare System (“Saint Peter’s”) and RWJBarnabas Health (“RWJBH”), which will lead to the creation of a premier academic medical center (“premier AMC”) in New Brunswick.

“Today, New Brunswick residents in need ...

NJ Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Supports RWJBarnabas Health Transaction with Saint Peter’s HealthCare System

New Brunswick, NJ – The Statewide Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of New Jersey ("SHCCNJ") threw its support behind the proposed transaction between RWJBarnabas Health (“RWJBH”) and St. Peter's HealthCare System, which will lead to the creation of a premier academic medical center (“premier AMC”) in New Brunswick. 

In a letter to the Federal Trade ...

African American Chamber of Commerce Supports RWJBH Transaction with St. Peters

New Brunswick, NJ – Access to quality medical care in New Jersey is vital to underserved populations. That's why the African American Chamber of Commerce of New Jersey (“AACCNJ”) announced its support for the proposed transaction between RWJBarnabas Health (“RWJBH”) and Saint Peter’s Healthcare System in New Brunswick, which will lead to the creation of New ...

RWJBarnabas Health, Saint Peter’s Healthcare System Vision to Create NJ’s First Premier Academic Medical Center Gets State Approval

New Brunswick, NJ – RWJBarnabas Health (“RWJBH”) and Saint Peter’s Healthcare System (“Saint Peter’s”) announced that the State of New Jersey has approved their transaction to create New Jersey’s first premier academic medical center (“premier AMC”) located in New Brunswick.

“This is a tremendous milestone in a years-long ...

Studies of the Future: Clinical Trials for Breast Cancer at Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center

May 18, 2022

Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center, in Livingston, has been at the forefront of the treatment of breast cancer for decades. One way the hospital maintains its reputation as one of the best in the tri-state area is by participating in clinical trials, which are research studies that help determine if a new drug would be effective in treating a specific condition. In partnership with Rutgers ...

Missing Woman, Last Seen at JCC on Northfield Avenue in West Orange

May 21, 2022


The police are requesting the public's assistance in locating a Missing Person.

Caren was last seen walking out of the JCC on Northfield Avenue in West Orange today (May 20) around 11 a.m. wearing a white shirt and purple pants (see the second photo). She does not drive.

Caren is approximately 5'4' tall and 120 pounds.

If anyone has any ...

Verona Police Take Juvenile into Custody After Stolen Jeep Hits Building

VERONA, NJ -- Verona police officers responded to the area of Bloomfield Avenue and Linn Drive in the early hours of Sunday, May 15 after a resident reported observing someone peering into a parked vehicle.  

Upon arriving on the scene, Lt. Greco, Sgt. Scheper and Officer Saldutto observed a silver Jeep Grand Cherokee that was stolen from Rockaway. Police said that the Jeep then fled ...

Car Crashes into Building in Downtown Verona Wednesday

VERONA, NJ -- A car plowed completely through the side of a medical building in downtown Verona Wednesday morning.

At approximately 7 a.m., officers responded to First Care Medical located at 50 Pompton Ave. on a report of a vehicle into the building. The driver was evaluated by the Verona Rescue Squad on scene and transported to a local area hospital for further evaluation, ...

Gas Prices in New Jersey Reach Another Record High

May 18, 2022

NEW JERSEY — Gas prices in New Jersey have reached another all-time high.

The average price of a gallon of unleaded reached $4.72 on Wednesday, May 18, 2022. That's up seven cents from the day before, 23 cents from last week and nearly 70 cents from last month. Those figures are according to AAA.

The Newark and Trenton areas are paying the most statewide, according ...

Hawthorne 10-Year-Old Holds Epic Lemonade Sale to Raise $5,000 for Young Girl with Cancer

HAWTHORNE, NJ - When 10-year-old Peyton Cohen decided to host a lemonade fundraiser for Natalie Ferguson, a 4-year-old battling brain cancer, Peyton had no idea how it would catch on, or that she could raise thousands of dollars in a single day. But word of the lemonade fundraiser spread throughout the town and brought an epic response.

“It was amazing! We had cars going all the way ...

Thick Smoke From Tuesday Fifth-Alarm Fire at Elizabeth Waste Management Facility Seen Across North Jersey, NYC

ELIZABETH, NJ - A Fifth-Alarm Fire at the Waste Management facility on Julia Street Tuesday sent thick smoke throughout North Jersey and could even be viewed in New York City. 

The City of Elizabeth reports receiving a phone call about the fire at approximately 2:00 p.m. Tuesday. The fire is believed to be started by machinery at the plant. 

The homes surrounding the plant were ...

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Obituary for Lewis Dundon Thompson Passed away at home in Overland Park, KS. Born in Glen Ridge, ...
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