Government

May 29, 2020

FAIRFIELD, NJ — Fairfield Mayor James Gasparini reported that “things are getting better” during Tuesday’s virtual council meeting as he presented an update on the local COVID-19 response. According to data provided by Essex County, which has expanded its testing sites to include mobile testing ...

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CALDWELL, NJ — Nearly 300 Caldwell-area residents participated in a virtual town hall meeting on Thursday to discuss the status and potential future of the Caldwell Community Center (CCC), which has been closed since March 13 due to the pandemic and will remain closed until at least January while a ...

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ROSELAND, NJ — During a recent council meeting, the Borough of Roseland announced that resident Angelo Carrozza has been named the 2020 Senior Citizen of the Year and Danielle Vigilante and Jennifer Holden have been named the 2020 Mothers of the Year. As she announced the winners during the ...

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ROSELAND, NJ — The Roseland Borough Council unanimously approved the 2020 municipal budget earlier this week with an annual tax increase of less than $15 to the average homeowner. Council President Christopher Bardi, who chairs the borough finance committee, congratulated the governing body, ...

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FAIRFIELD, NJ — The Fairfield Township Council will hold final hearings during a virtual meeting on May 26 at 7 p.m. that will be open to the public for any comments or questions on these and other items. In response to the effects that the COVID-19 outbreak has had and will continue to have on ...

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ROSELAND, NJ — The Borough of Roseland and the Roseland Home School Association (HSA) recently teamed up to sell lawn signs to area residents and businesses to show their appreciation and support for the various essential workers and organizations working for and residing in the borough. “Small ...

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CALDWELL, NJ — At its recent borough council meeting, the Caldwell governing body provided additional input on the upcoming public hearing being held virtually on May 21 to address the Caldwell Community Center’s (CCC) temporary closure and the task force being established to assess its ...

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ROSELAND, NJ — In accordance with Gov. Phil Murphy’s recent executive order allowing municipalities to extend the grace period for second-quarter property taxes, the Borough of Roseland held a special Zoom meeting on Monday in order to adopt an official resolution authorizing an extension for ...

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WEST CALDWELL, NJ — Members of the West Caldwell Township Council unanimously approved the introduction of the 2020-2021 budget with a 2.19 percent tax increase to the average home assessed at $450,000. As presented last week, the municipal budget remains under the allowable 2-percent levy cap ...

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CALDWELL, NJ — After hitting the 50-day lockdown mark this week as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak, the Borough of Caldwell has officially begun to see a downward trend in new cases as the curve begins to flatten nationwide, according Caldwell Office of Emergency Management (OEM) Coordinator Mark ...

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FAIRFIELD, NJ --The Fairfield Recreation Complex on Hollywood Avenue will be reopening this weekend, but many restrictions will still be in place. The complex will open at dawn on Saturday and remain open until sunset, but the activities allowed in the park will be limited to "passive ...

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CALDWELL, NJ — Membership fees are currently being refunded to members of the Caldwell Community Center (CCC), which announced this week that it will remain closed until at least January as a result of the current state restrictions on such facilities and the impact that these restrictions might ...

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WEST CALDWELL, NJ — After the West Caldwell Township Council agreed to approve an additional $10,000 within the municipal budget for the West Essex First Aid Squad (WEFAS) due to the recent demands for personal protective equipment and other necessary supplies, Mayor Joseph Tempesta received a call ...

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WEST ESSEX AREA, NJ — On a day when Gov. Phil Murphy announced plans to allow state and county parks and golf courses to reopen, just three of six communities in western Essex County saw an increase in the number of COVID-19 cases. North Caldwell, West Caldwell and Roseland each had one ...

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CALDWELL, NJ — After implementing a five-point action plan to avoid future disasters like the Orchard Square fire in 2016, which caused four Caldwell families to lose their homes as firefighters stood helplessly by due to a lack of water pressure in the neighborhood, the governing body of Caldwell ...

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ROSELAND, NJ — Residents of Roseland will see a municipal tax increase of .54 percent (or $14.94) to the average home assessed at $466,907 according to the municipal budget as introduced during Tuesday’s virtual council meeting. A public hearing will be held in May prior to a final vote. Prior ...

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CALDWELL, NJ — While utilizing the Zoom platform last week to conduct regular business and provide updates on how the coronavirus is affecting the community, the Caldwell Borough Council also welcomed Assemblyman John McKeon and Assemblywoman Mila Jasey to discuss Gov. Phil Murphy’s recent ...

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WEST ESSEX AREA, NJ - There were 232 new confirmed coronavirus cases in Essex County as of Saturday morning and a total of 6,977 in the county. The virus has been attributed to 411 deaths in Essex County. There have been 4,839 county residents who have been tested and found to be negative for ...

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WEST CALDWELL, NJ — Prior to providing updates on the local response to the COVID-19 pandemic during Tuesday’s virtual council meeting, the governing body of West Caldwell held a moment of silence to acknowledge the recent death of former First Lady Olga Reiher due to complications from ...

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WEST CALDWELL, NJ — Adhering to social-distancing mandates, the West Caldwell mayor and council utilized an audio-only Zoom chat platform on Tuesday to hold their regular government meeting and to provide updates on how the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting the township. “We are obviously in an ...

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ROSELAND, NJ — The American flag located in front of the Harrison Avenue municipal complex in Roseland is flying at half-staff after the borough received notice of the death of former councilman John Derites. "Councilman John Derites was the epitome of class,” said Mayor James R. Spango, who ...

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CALDWELL, NJ — In a virtual Zoom video chat streamed on Facebook Wednesday night, the Borough of Caldwell mayor and council joined other local leaders who are at the forefront of the COVID-19 pandemic to update the community on how the rapidly spreading disease is affecting the local ...

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CALDWELL, NJ — Community members had the opportunity to interact in real time with Caldwell’s governing body when the mayor and council met electronically last week to discuss borough business after updating the public about the borough’s handling of the COVID-19 pandemic. As a direct result of ...

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FAIRFIELD, NJ — As the COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) disease continues to spread, increasing to 11 positive cases in Fairfield as of Friday, Fairfield Mayor James Gasparini reminds all residents that the governor’s “stay at home” order remains in effect until further notice. As the weather gets ...

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ROSELAND, NJ -- The COVID-19 coronavirus claimed its first life of a borough resident on Friday, when the Roseland Board of Health and the New Jersey Department of Health reported the death of a hospitalized patient. Roseland Mayor James R. Spango released this letter of condolence late Friday ...

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CALDWELL, NJ — In order to comply with recommended guidelines amid the global health crisis, the Caldwell Borough Council met virtually for its regularly scheduled meeting and invited the public to interact with the elected officials as they provided updates about the borough’s response to the ...

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ROSELAND, NJ — The Borough of Roseland reminds senior citizens, or families with senior members, that services are available through the borough to assist seniors with meals for them and their household “during this stressful and difficult time.” "It is important that we look out for and care ...

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WEST CALDWELL, NJ — Members of the West Caldwell Township Council adhered to social distancing recommendations when they convened on Tuesday to conduct a preliminary 2020-2021 budget workshop with administrative department leadership.  The mayor and council members sat spaced apart on the dais ...

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ROSELAND, NJ — In addition to reassuring Roseland residents that the borough is “doing its part in the collective fight of COVID-19,” Mayor James Spango announced in a video message to the community that there have still been no positive cases reported in the Borough of Roseland. He added, ...

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NEWARK, NJ -- Wedding plans for early spring will have to be postponed for anyone planning to be married by the Essex County Clerk's office. "All weddings have been suspended at this time," Essex County Clerk Chris Durkin said on Wednesday. Marriages performed via the clerk are just one ...

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