Government

November 18, 2018

ROSELAND, NJ — After months of discussion over a proposed ordinance stabilizing rent for senior citizens in Roseland, the borough council voted 3-1 in favor of the ordinance with two abstentions despite the council’s intention to revisit the ordinance at a later date. The adopted ...

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WEST ESSEX REGION, NJ - Schools in both the West Essex and Caldwell-West Caldwell districts were closed Friday, one day after an unexpectedly intense winter storm dumped about half a foot of snow on the region in a brief amount of time, making roads treacherous and snarling traffic for hours ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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, ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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FAIRFIELD, NJ — After being informed that a 24-year-old Irvington man is being charged with 21 counts of burglary, two counts of motor vehicle theft and one count of eluding police, Fairfield Mayor James Gasparini and the township council stressed the importance of locking cars. “It should be ...

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FAIRFIELD, NJ — Fairfield resident and special police officer Nicholas Sierchio was honored on Monday by the police department and township council for his 38 years of service to the township in a variety of different capacities. Sierchio assisted the police department in 1980 when he joined the ...

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CALDWELL, NJ - Probationary police officer Conor Cunningham was sworn into service by Mayor Ann Dassing during Tuesday’s council meeting with family members and Caldwell police officers in attendance. Police Chief James Bongiorno welcomed Cunningham to the department as proud family members looked ...

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FAIRFIELD, NJ - The Fairfield Township mayor and council, along with the Fairfield Township Police and Fire departments, remembered the events of 9/11 at a memorial service at the memorial garden on the front lawn of town hall on Tuesday. Fairfield Township Mayor James Gasparini said, “On this ...

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WEST CALDWELL, NJ — In a unanimous vote on Tuesday, the members of the West Caldwell Township Council approved an ordinance disallowing the growth and sale of recreational marijuana within the community. According to the amended ordinance, the Township of West Caldwell has determined that ...

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ROSELAND, NJ — A group of approximately 15 senior citizens pleaded during Tuesday’s caucus meeting with Mayor John Duthie and members of the borough council to protect them from steep rent increases at the Everly apartment complex and to establish rent controls that would be sustainable. Many of ...

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FAIRFIELD, NJ — Many concerned residents from Glen Ave, Carlos Drive, Pier Lane and other Fairfield neighborhoods attended last week's council meeting to voice their concerns about the recent flooding and the impact new construction will have on their neighborhoods. Carlos Drive residents said ...

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FAIRFIELD, NJ - Family and friends filled the room at Fairfield's municipal building on Monday as Mayor James Gasparini and Police Chief Anthony Manna promoted officers Thomas Myers, Ian Rasmussen, Christopher Hlubik and Jeffrey Didyk to the rank of sergeant, and swore in John Seragusa, Felipe ...

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Editor's Note: This article has been updated to include the correct date of the next council meeting, to be held on Sept. 11 rather than Sept. 4 as previously reported.  CALDWELL, NJ — After declaring the final week of August as “Caldwell University Week” in the Borough of Caldwell during ...

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CALDWELL, NJ - Aug. 11, 2018 will be remembered as the day the Borough of Caldwell sustained catastrophic damage. Mayor Ann Dassing, members of the borough council and residents in attendance at Tuesday's council meeting discussed the devastation that occurred. Dassing thanked members of the ...

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ROSELAND, NJ — For the purpose of protecting the privacy and security of Roseland residents, the Roseland Borough Council unanimously voted to amend two ordinances on Tuesday regarding the composition of the police department and the use of drones on public property. The first ordinance adopted ...

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WEST CALDWELL, NJ — As the state continues to consider legalizing marijuana, allowing for the distribution and consumption of the drug within New Jersey’s borders, West Caldwell Councilman Stanley Hladik, legal and personnel liaison for the township, introduced an amendment to a zoning ordinance on ...

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ROSELAND, NJ — Aaron Klaff, a rising fourth grader at Lester C. Noecker School, was named the new Honorary Mayor of the Year by the Roseland mayor and council on Tuesday night.  Honorary Mayor Klaff helped Roseland Mayor Duthie call the public meeting to order and read the roll call. Duthie also ...

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CALDWELL, NJ – After receiving 4.9 inches of rain on Saturday, the Borough of Caldwell announced that the municipal building, public library and community center parking deck sustained major damage, but no injuries had been reported as of Sunday afternoon. It was also announced that bulk pickup ...

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FAIRFIELD, NJ — The Fairfield mayor and council tabled a proposed ordinance on Monday that would provide curb improvements and allow assessment of costs to property owners on Woodland Road and Pinewood Terrace. The revised ordinance will be introduced at the next council meeting on Monday, Aug.

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ROSELAND, NJ — Due to substantial rent hikes at Everly Roseland (formerly Nob Hill) along with extra charges and fees, senior Everly Roseland resident Gerald Goldberg told the Roseland Borough Council on Tuesday that many older adults in this complex are being forced to move. Goldberg asked the ...

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ROSELAND, NJ – With the unanimous passing of three ordinances at Tuesday’s council meeting, the Roseland Borough Council authorized spending $580,000 on capital improvements for the borough and the acquisition of a vehicle for the Water and Sewer Department. The first ordinance to pass provided ...

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FAIRFIELD, NJ — The Fairfield Township governing body adopted its 2018 municipal budget with a decrease of $3.98 to the average home assessed at $450,235. According to the council, the total municipal budget is $13,283,819.54—a decrease of $16,557 from last year—with this year’s open ...

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CALDWELL, NJ - Traffic and parking concerns monopolized the discussion among Mayor Ann Dassing, members of the council, Borough Administrator Paul Carelli and Township Attorney Greg Mascera during Tuesday’s Caldwell Borough Council meeting. A resolution authorizing a four-way stop control at the ...

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