North Caldwell Endorses 50 Units of Affordable Housing at Hilltop

April 28, 2017

NORTH CALDWELL, NJ — A settlement agreement over the Borough of North Caldwell’s obligation to provide affordable housing, which has been the subject of negotiations and judicial actions for nearly 11 years, may be drawing to a close, as North Caldwell is near inking a pact that could protect North Caldwell from so-called “Builder’s Remedy Lawsuits” for about a ...

West Essex Board of Education Approves Budget with 2.51-Percent Tax Increase

NORTH CALDWELL, NJ — A 2017-18 school budget amounting to $39,968,069 with a local tax levy of $37,350,460 was unanimously approved on Monday by the West Essex Regional Board of Education.

The budget includes a $228,094 adjustment to the base budget for enrollment and an allowable adjustment of $70,000 to the base budget that will be used for classroom renovations in the middle ...

Three New Officers Sworn In to Fairfield Police Department

FAIRFIELD, NJ — Fairfield Township Mayor James Gasparini swore in three new police officers at the mayor and council meeting on Monday, including Brian Geisler, Christopher Yoo and Louis Bisciotti.

Fairfield Chief of Police Anthony Manna introduced the three officers, stating that the officers underwent an “extensive process” in order to be hired to the Fairfield Police ...

West Caldwell Council Discusses Full-Day Kindergarten in Caldwell-West Caldwell District

WEST CALDWELL, NJ — West Caldwell Mayor Joseph Tempesta addressed a current situation regarding full-day kindergarten during the council meeting on Tuesday.

Tempesta and members of the council members attended the regular Caldwell-West Caldwell Board of Education meeting on Monday to learn more about the district’s plans.

According to Tempesta, he and other council members ...

Roseland Council to Form “Community Conversation” Committee Focussed on Inclusion, Diversity and Sensitivity

ROSELAND, NJ – In a continuing effort to address the controversy arising this year from last summer’s problematic exchange of text messages between Roseland Borough Councilmen Thomas Tsilionis and David Jacobs, the Roseland Borough Council approved Mayor John Duthie’s request to form a committee that will oversee Roseland’s Community Conversation program.

Members of the ...

West Caldwell Council Adopts Municipal Budget with $64.92 Tax Increase

WEST CALDWELL, NJ — Following a public hearing on the 2017 municipal budget for the Township of West Caldwell, which includes a $64.92 property tax increase for homeowners, the mayor and council unanimously voted to approve it.

Mayor Joseph Tempesta, Jr. began the hearing by thanking everyone who helped put together the budget together.

“We started this budget process back in ...

Borough of Caldwell Receives Fine from Essex County Health Department

CALDWELL, NJ – The Borough of Caldwell was recently fined $1,000 and $2,000 by the Essex County Health Department for having a strong odor from its treatment sewer plant, according to Borough Administrator Paul Carelli.

Carelli addressed this issue with the mayor and council at the borough council meeting on Tuesday.

“I have asked the health official to come in front of the ...

West Caldwell GOP Team Announces Candidacy for 2017

WEST CALDWELL, NJ — The West Caldwell Republican County Committee & Chairman Christopher Smith has announced Council President Michael Docteroff and Councilwoman Kathy Lynn Canale as its 2017 slate of candidates representing West Caldwell for the upcoming 2017 Elections.

At a press conference earlier this month, Smith stated:

“I am pleased to announce that Council ...

Fairfield Council Discusses Overlay Zones, Manure Management and More

FAIRFIELD, NJ — The Fairfield Township mayor and council introduced three new ordinances at the council meeting on Monday.

If adopted, an ordinance that was adopted on March 15 that established two new overlay zones, which are a mixed use overlay (MUO)-1 zone and a residential zone overlay-1, will be amended.

The MUO-1 Zone allows ground-level retail with residential development ...

Fairfield Police Department $5000 Grant for Highway Traffic Safety

FAIRFIELD, NJ — The Fairfield Township Police Department recently received a $5,000 enforcement grant from the Department of Highway Traffic Safety, which is being used toward a Distracted Driving Enforcement and Education campaign. Extra officers are on patrol looking for drivers who are texting or talking on their cell phones.

Fairfield Mayor James Gasparini also announced at the ...

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