Government

May 9, 2021

WEST CALDWELL, NJ — During the council meeting held this past week, Councilman Michael Docteroff reported that pool membership registrations in West Caldwell have increased 20% from this time in 2019.  There will be adherence to required safety protocols involving COVID-19, however plans do include ...

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CALDWELL, NJ — Mayor John Kelley announced during the May 4 council meeting that after discussions with the Kiwanis Club of Caldwell-West Essex, Rotary Club of the Caldwells and the Office of Emergency Management (OEM), the Street Fair will take place on Oct. 3.  Kelley said that the annual ...

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ROSELAND, NJ - The Roseland governing body unanimously approved the 2021 municipal budget during the May 4 council meeting. The total municipal budget for 2021 is $15,197,091.46 which represents a total increase of less than 1% (.963%), with an impact of an annual increase of $26.98 for an average ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- With COVID-19 numbers trending decisively in the right direction and New Jersey progressing toward its adult-age vaccination goals, Gov. Murphy on Monday announced an additional easing of restrictions, including a removal of all percentage capacity limits for indoor and outdoor ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy at his COVID press briefing Wednesday announced that he would sign an Executive Order allowing for summer camps – both day camps and sleep away camps – to open for the upcoming season. The governor says that he is pleased with the way COVID numbers are trending ...

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FAIRFIELD, NJ — The Hollywood Avenue bridge in Fairfield will be closed from late June to sometime in November, Fairfield Mayor James Gasparini announced at Monday’s in-person council meeting. The entire bridge deck is being replaced by the state.  Some work will be done on the bridge before the ...

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FAIRFIELD, NJ — Council President William Galese made an official announcement that the Fairfield Township pool will not reopen this year, and repairs to the pool are being looked into. Fairfield Mayor James Gasparini, at Monday’s Township Council meeting, explained that the pool has to be ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy said at his COVID press briefing Monday afternoon that effective May 10, indoor room capacities for private catered events -- including weddings and school proms, political events, funerals, memorial services, and performances -- will increase to 50% with a maximum ...

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CALDWELL, NJ — During the recent Borough Council meeting held on April 20, the governing body’s focus was directed at facility upgrades, renovations and areas of concern within the borough.  Caldwell Business Administrator Tom Banker noted that the demolition of the parking deck in Provost ...

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WEST CALDWELL, NJ — It is expected within two to three weeks that 7,000 of the 8,000 adults in West Caldwell will have been fully vaccinated.  Mayor Joseph Tempesta provided an update during Tuesday’s council meeting on the number of residents who have received their COVID-19 ...

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ROSELAND, NJ — The Roseland governing body discussed ongoing projects involving the upgrading of the borough’s parks and infrastructure during Tuesday’s council meeting.  Adjacent to the Harrison Avenue tennis courts new pickleball courts will be added. The council is considering adding three or ...

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NEW JERSEY -- As of Monday, New Jersey residents ages 16 and up are now eligible to get vaccinated.  "Today, everyone who lives, works, or studies in New Jersey, ages 16+, is now eligible to be vaccinated" Gov. Phil Murphy said during his COVID press briefing in Trenton on Monday afternoon. "At ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — Upon the retirement of longtime Saint Barnabas Medical Center (SBMC) and RWJBarnabas Health employee Louis LaSalle, the Township of Livingston honored his contributions to the community with small ceremony outside the SBMC Community Field on Madonna Drive, which was a long-awaited ...

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CALDWELL, NJ — The borough’s Redevelopment Plan that had been approved this past December is now subject to amendments through the first reading of ordinance 1410-21 introduced during the Borough Council meeting held on April 6.  In a memorandum dated April 5 from Topology NJ LLC, which the ...

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WEST CALDWELL, NJ — As the governing body prepares the municipal budget for 2021, Chief Financial Officer Nikole Baltycki reviewed proposed capital and operating budgets, with directors from the library, public works and recreation departments during the Township Council meeting held on April ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy reported progress in getting shots into arms as he presented a vaccine update during his press briefing Wednesday. He said that the state has administered 4,892,598 total doses and that 1,896,442 New Jersey residents are now fully vaccinated. "We are now 40% to ...

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TRENTON, NJ – Gov. Phil Murphy announced during his COVID press briefing on Monday, April 5, that all individuals ages 16+ in New Jersey will be eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccination on April 19 – two weeks ahead of the state’s initial target of May 1. The state’s phased vaccination roll ...

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CALDWELL, NJ — Saturday afternoon, the governing body provided an opportunity for residents of Caldwell and West Caldwell to provide comment and ask questions regarding a pending application submitted by S & S Caldwell Village LLC (S & S), which had been designated as the redeveloper for ...

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ROSELAND, NJ — The Borough Council introduced the 2021 municipal budget during a special meeting held virtually on Tuesday evening.  As finance chairman, Councilman Chris Bardi introduced the preliminary budget he thanked and acknowledged the efforts of Mayor James Spango, department heads, and ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy announced that 4,030,061 vaccinations have been administered throughout the state and that 1,473,409 New Jerseyans are fully vaccinated during press briefing today where he also reported a list of updates to citizens about the state’s evolving COVID-19 measures as ...

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CALDWELL, NJ — The Borough Council presented a proclamation to Fire Chief Andrew Pollara to honor the 32-member Caldwell Volunteer Fire Department virtually during its recent meeting that recognized the department's 120th anniversary. The Fire Department first opened its doors on March 8, ...

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FAIRFIELD, NJ — The Township Council adopted an ordinance at Monday night’s virtual meeting that fixed salaries and other compensations of municipal officers and employees. Most minimum salaries remained the same, but most maximum salaries went up. Maximum part-time salaries went up from $38 an ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy announced on Friday that the state will expand vaccine eligibility to include people 55 and over starting April 5. The following groups are eligible for vaccination once the expansion is in effect: Age 55+ Individuals age 16+ with intellectual and ...

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FAIRFIELD, NJ — Fairfield Township received a $5 million grant for the raising of 22 houses in the Fairfield flood plain. At Monday’s council meeting, Mayor James Gasparini announced that the Department of Community Affairs, along with the federal government, will pay for the entire process of ...

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CALDWELL, NJ — As Caldwell’s governing body moves forward with plans to execute the Redevelopment Plan approved in December 2020, the first of five areas of redevelopment within the borough known as the Lane Avenue Project was discussed during the March 23 Borough Council meeting.  On March 9, ...

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CALDWELL, NJ — Borough Council President Christine Schmidt announced the first recipients of the newly established Women’s Impact Award during the council meeting on March 23.  Schmidt and Councilwoman Francis DePalma-Iozzi had sought to find a “valuable way to make a tribute to women in our ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy on Wednesday announced that the NJ Dept. of Health has revised its guidance for local health departments on K-12 in-class operations.  The governor said that if masking and frequent hand-washing can be maintained by students and educators and support staff in a ...

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FAIRFIELD, NJ — Fairfield Business Administrator Joseph Catenaro brought to the governing body’s attention the need to adopt an ordinance relating to the New Jersey Cannabis Regulatory, Enforcement Assistance and Marketplace Modernization Act. The Act establishes six marketplace classes of licensed ...

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NEW JERSEY -- Gov. Phil Murphy said at his COVID press briefing on Monday that he doesn't expect to loosen any more COVID-19 restrictions because of the recent rise in variant strains of the disease. On March 19, the state of New Jersey expanded capacity at indoor businesses, such as restaurants ...

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ROSELAND, NJ — During the Borough Council meeting held on March 15, Roseland Mayor James Spango and members of the council welcomed Chris Critchett as the new superintendent of Public Works.   Councilman Roger Freda wished Critchett “much success” and stated he “can’t wait to work with him.” ...

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