Government

January 22, 2019

ROSELAND, NJ — Less than two weeks after begin sworn in as the new mayor of Roseland, James Spango began coordinating with Essex County and Roseland personnel to prepare the borough for what was forecasted to be a large snowfall over the weekend. Fortunately for Spango, who also serves as ...

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CALDWELL, NJ - In order to better prepare for the pending snow and freezing temperatures in the area, Caldwell Mayor has issued a "Code Blue" until Jan. 22 and announced that the community center will be open on Sunday at noon to serve as a warning center.  While the Code Blue is in effect, ...

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ESSEX COUNTY, NJ – A state of emergency has been placed in effect for Saturday by New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy. Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. and Essex County Sheriff Armando Fontoura have requested that residents do not park on county roads from Saturday through Sunday this ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — The first two weeks of serving as mayor of Caldwell have been busy for John Kelley, he announced during Tuesday meeting, stating that his immediate focus has been on the necessary repairs to the parking deck that have been continuous since the summer storms. According to Kelley, ...

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ROSELAND, NJ — James Spango was sworn into office as mayor of Roseland and Roger Freda and Eileen Fishman were sworn into office as the newest members of the borough council on Tuesday in a ceremony attended by more than 350 guests at the Nicholas, Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox ...

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FAIRFIELD, NJ — In addition to electing Thomas Morgan as council president for 2019, the Fairfield township council also approved of appointments for various other positions during the 2019 reorganization meeting. The event was led by outgoing council president John LaForgia, with an invocation by ...

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FAIRFIELD, NJ — In recognition of Louis Contaldi’s 37 years of outstanding service and dedication to the Fairfield Township Planning Board, the Fairfield mayor and council presented him with a commemorative plaque during the 2019 reorganization meeting. Mayor James Gasparini thanked Contaldi for ...

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FAIRFIELD, NJ — After being sworn in for another three-year term, Fairfield Mayor James Gasparini delivered his annual address to the public at the township’s 2019 reorganization meeting on Wednesday. “Depending on what political side of the aisle you sit, 2018 has been a year of positives and ...

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WEST CALDWELL, NJ — Joseph Tempesta, Jr., was sworn into his sixth term as mayor of West Caldwell by Hon. Bridget Stecher during the township’s reorganization meeting held at Crane’s Mill on Saturday. Tempesta has the distinction of not only serving the longest of any West Caldwell mayor, but is ...

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CALDWELL, NJ — The Borough of Caldwell began a new era as John Kelley was sworn in as mayor, Christine Schmidt took the oath of office as the newest council member and re-elected member Francis Rodgers was sworn in to begin his new term. Some local dignitaries in attendance included newly ...

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FAIRFIELD, NJ — Fairfield Township Mayor James Gasparini reported at Wednesday night’s council meeting that all is going well with the renovations to police headquarters. Fairfield Chief of Police Anthony Manna explained that there will be “huge configuration changes, but the square footage will ...

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CALDWELL, NJ — It was an emotional moment for Mayor Ann Dassing and Council President Richard Hauser on Tuesday as they bid farewell to the Caldwell Borough Council. Greg Mascera, who only recently discovered he would not be reappointed as the borough attorney in 2019, also made some departing ...

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ROSELAND, NJ — In an effort to ensure that all residents of privately owned homes in the Borough of Roseland receive fair and equal treatment compared to other homeowners, the borough council has amended its “private roads” ordinance to authorize the borough to maintain, plow, salt, resurface and ...

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FAIRFIELD, NJ — Fairfield Mayor James Gasparini has expressed frustration about a recent discussion with the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) and the municipalities of Lincoln Park, Pompton Lakes, Wayne and Pequannock. Officials from these communities met with the DEP on Dec. 11 to ...

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WEST CALDWELL, NJ — Multiple residents of Forest Avenue in West Caldwell addressed their concerns during public comment at Tuesday’s township council meeting regarding the status of the integrity of the borough’s sewer system.   Accounts of homes continually flooded with raw sewage, personal ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — Plaques of appreciation were presented to outgoing Roseland Mayor John Duthie and Councilmen Peter Smith and Thomas Tsilionis during their final council meeting on Tuesday “in recognition of [their] commitment and dedication to the Borough and Roseland.” Council President ...

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CALDWELL, NJ — Representing the Caldwell Sewer Utility, Greg Seaman presented an update on the system’s maintenance and repairs that are required to comply with the New Jersey Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) notification to address deficiencies in the system during Tuesday’s borough council ...

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FAIRFIELD, NJ — An ordinance authorizing a special emergency appropriation of $225,000 for the preparation and execution of a complete program of revaluation of real property for the use of the Fairfield Township tax assessor was approved during the Fairfield Township Council’s recent ...

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FAIRFIELD, NJ — At the November Fairfield Township Council meeting, Mayor James Gasparini informed the public that the Fairfield Police Department building was officially closed to the public on Monday, Nov. 26. The council also encouraged residents to attend Sunday’s Winter Wonderland Extravaganza ...

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CALDWELL, NJ — A resolution to direct Caldwell’s planning board to conduct a study on whether certain areas within the borough meet the criteria for either rehabilitation or redevelopment was introduced at Tuesday’s council meeting.  According to Caldwell Mayor Ann Dassing, the borough is ...

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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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