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Movement on Parking Issues and Veterans Day Ceremony Planned in Caldwell

November 11, 2018

CALDWELL, NJ — Moving forward with the Caldwell mayor and council’s agenda to address parking issues, borough administrator Paul Carelli reported on Thursday that the parking ramp has been partially re-opened, but that estimates are still being received for consideration of further alterations and structural decisions.

Carelli noted that a parking consultant has been engaged ...

Commemorative Sign Toppers Recognize Caldwell Soldiers Killed In Action

CALDWELL, NJ - The Veterans Day ceremony on the Caldwell Town Green next week will include recognition and remembrance of seven soldiers from Caldwell who were killed in action, from World War II to the present.  

Caldwell will recognize these soldiers by placing a commemorative topper on a street sign on Bloomfield Avenue close to where the soldier lived. The topper will have a gold star ...

Essex County Orders Revaluation for Fairfield Next Month

FAIRFIELD, NJ - Under court order from the Essex County Tax Board, Fairfield Township has to undergo a revaluation process that will start in December, stated Fairfield Township Mayor James Gasparini at Monday’s council meeting.

Even though the township does not want to go through this process, the township property values have gone up over the last few years, and the county has mandated ...

Roseland Seniors, Candidates, Councilmen Ponder Rent Stabilization Proposal

ROSELAND,  NJ – Following months of complaints from senior residents of Everly Roseland apartment complex, formerly known as Nob Hill, regarding steep increases in rent, the borough council recently introduced an amendment to the general building and housing ordinance that would stabilize rent increases for those 65 and older throughout the borough and potentially disabled residents if ...

'Stand-Up for Blue' Fundraiser Raises $53,000 for Fairfield Police Foundation

FAIRFIELD, NJ - Fairfield Township Mayor James Gasparini congratulated the Fairfield Township Police Department and the Fairfield Township Police Foundation on their many accomplishments this fall from a plane pull to a fundraising gala.  

At the Monday night council meeting, Gasparini said that the township participated in the 2018 Special Olympics plane pull, and he stated, ...

Meet Frank Rodgers: Caldwell Borough Council Candidate

CALDWELL, NJ — Meet Frank Rodgers, a candidate running for re-election to Caldwell Borough Council on Nov. 6.

Rodgers, a high school math teacher at Hackettstown High School (Warren County), where he is also the head wrestling coach and an assistant coach in both football and track and field, is finishing his second term as a councilman in Caldwell. He has a B.A. in Mathematics from ...

Roseland Council Introduces Proposed Rental-Stabilization Ordinance for Seniors

ROSELAND, NJ — A public hearing will be held on Nov. 13 to discuss an ordinance introduced at Tuesday’s Roseland Borough Council meeting that would add “rent stabilization for senior citizens” to the borough’s general building and housing ordinance.

After hearing from many comments from residents on Tuesday both for and against this ordinance, the council is ...

West Caldwell Council Receives Department of Recreation Report

WEST CALDWELL, NJ - West Caldwell recreation director Gabe DiMasi and assistant director Bari Schmulewitz presented a status report of the department’s programming and expanding offerings to the public, council and Mayor Joseph Tempesta during Tuesday’s West Caldwell Township Council meeting.

Schmulewitz presented a PowerPoint that included data regarding registration for each of ...

James Caldwell Parents Oppose Proposed Increase on Pool Rate

CALDWELL, NJ - Approximately 25 James Caldwell High School parents attended Tuesday night's Caldwell Borough Council meeting to object to proposed rate increases for the swim team’s usage of the community center’s pool. Parents stated that the proposed increase from $17,500 to $25,800 annually, an increase of 55 percent, is unfair to the school district community.

Currently, ...


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SBA Disaster Loans Available for Caldwell Businesses Hurt By August Flooding

November 5, 2018

This past August, the Borough of Caldwell experienced an historic rain event causing extensive damage to homes, businesses, and municipal property.

In the days that followed, damage assessment teams from FEMA arrived in Caldwell and accompanied  local authorities in assessing the damage.  Unfortunately, although damage here was significant, New Jersey did not meet the federal damage ...