Government

September 20, 2018

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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ROSELAND, NJ — The Borough of Roseland is in the process of purchasing a $65,227 telephone system through Johnston Communications Voice & Data to replace an outdated system that is currently on its last leg, the borough council stated on Tuesday after hearing a presentation from Johnston ...

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WEST CALDWELL, NJ - West Caldwell Mayor Joseph Tempesta and members of the council discussed the need to gradually expand the supports and programming for senior citizens residing in the community at Tuesday night's township council meeting. Councilman Michael Crudele spoke of the desire for ...

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ROSELAND, NJ — After voicing their many concerns regarding a resolution to approve a settlement agreement with a company that is threatening to sue the Borough of Roseland if it does not make certain changes to its solicitation restrictions, the members of the Roseland Borough Council unanimously ...

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FAIRFIELD, NJ — The Fairfield Township Council has agreed to authorize and direct the execution of a collective bargaining agreement by and between Fairfield Township and the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employee New Jersey Council 52 Local 2192A Fairfield. All employees ...

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FAIRFIELD, NJ — The Fairfield Township mayor and council adopted an ordinance on Monday night that allows enforcement of Title 39, which pertains to motor vehicle and traffic regulations, at the Goddard School, 76 Little Falls Road. The Goddard School shares a parking lot with Dunkin Donuts with ...

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NORTH CALDWELL, NJ — Transcontinental Gas Pipe Line Company LLC will hold a public hearing on Aug. 7 at 6 p.m. at West Essex High School for the proposed Gateway Expansion Project, which the Roseland Borough Council publicly opposed with a resolution and which Essex County Executive Joseph ...

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ROSELAND, NJ — The Borough of Roseland is calling upon Williams Gas Pipeline Transco to hold a public community hearing regarding its proposal to construct a second gas compressor at its site on Eagle Rock Avenue—a proposal that Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo recently declared he was ...

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ROSELAND, NJ — In a close primary election in the Borough of Roseland on Tuesday, former Roseland Mayor Michael Pacio, Jr. was victorious in the Republican mayoral race, pulling ahead of opposing candidate Jean Perrotti by 381 votes (57.9 percent) to 277 votes (42.1 percent) out of a total of 658 ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ - Roseland resident Donald Shauger was recently inducted into the Essex County Democratic Committee (ECDC) Hall of Fame during a ceremony at Mayfair Farms in recognition of his contributions to the county and the surrounding community. Also honored at the event were Joan Codey ...

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ROSELAND, NJ — Nearly a year after Roseland Councilman Richard Leonard was accused of using his position on the governing body to trade a vote for a favor, the councilman was arrested on Tuesday and charged with conspiracy to commit official misconduct. Leonard was absent from the public council ...

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FAIRFIELD, NJ — When Fairfield Business Administrator Joseph Catenaro addressed the township council about marijuana retail sale and zoning regulations at last week’s meeting, he suggested that the “get out in front on the issue as soon as possible” now that New Jersey is in the process of ...

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CALDWELL, NJ – The average Caldwell homeowner will see a tax increase of $57 if the 2018 municipal budget is adopted as introduced by Caldwell Borough Administrator Paul Carelli at Tuesday’s council meeting.  The public hearing will be held on June 5 along with a financial presentation outlining ...

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WEST CALDWELL, NJ — Residents of West Caldwell will see a tax increase of about $7 per month, or a less than 1 percent increase to the average home assessed at $450,000, based on the 2018 municipal budget that was adopted on Tuesday by the mayor and council. Mayor Joseph Tempesta noted that this is ...

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