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June 30, 2022

CALDWELL, NJ -- Prior to Tuesday night's Caldwell Borough Council meeting at Trinity Academy, Caldwell Mayor John Kelley responded to West Caldwell Mayor Joseph Tempesta’s statement released to TAP earlier in the week that critiqued Caldwell business administrator Tom Banker and elected ...

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FAIRFIELD, NJ -- Mayor James Gasparini stated that 90 percent of the Hollywood Avenue Park is complete. The children’s section is open, and the mayor invited everyone to come and check it out. The bocce and basketball courts are still a work in progress. Gasparini said that all the renovations were ...

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FAIRFIELD, NJ -- Luke Roszkowski, Matthew Rubino and Andrew VanderWal were sworn into office by Fairfield Mayor James Gasparini as new special law enforcement officers (SLEO II) at Monday’s Township Council meeting. Captain Dan Dias introduced the officers to the public, saying that there were ...

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WEST CALDWELL, NJ -- During the Caldwell Borough Council meeting held on June 14, business administrator Tom Banker made statements regarding his inability to craft a timely municipal budget, stating that the delay was due to litigation with West Caldwell and Roseland adding that there was a “big ...

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WEST CALDWELL, NJ -- Mayor Joseph Tempesta and members of the Town Council presented a donation of $5,000 to Commander Dan Handy of the American Legion James Caldwell Post 185 during Tuesday’s council meeting.  Noting that donations have been down due to the pandemic, Tempesta and the council ...

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ROSELAND, NJ -- The Borough of Roseland, the township of West Caldwell and the Fair Share Housing Center are in litigation with the Caldwell Sewer Utility, which is governed by Caldwell's Borough Council and Mayor.  During Caldwell's recent public meeting held on June 14, Business Administrator ...

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ROSELAND, NJ -- Work to replace the Freeman Street Culvert over Foulerton’s Brook in Roseland has begun. A recent inspection report concluded the culvert, originally constructed in 1940, needed to be replaced because its condition was deteriorating. The 30-foot-wide culvert carries two lanes of ...

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CALDWELL, NJ -- Borough Administrator Tom Banker provided an update on pending projects in Caldwell at the Borough Council meeting Tuesday night. Banker referenced the litigation with Roseland and West Caldwell, stating that there was a “big hole” in the budget over $1,000,000 due to their ...

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CALDWELL, NJ -- For the first time since early 2020, the Caldwell Borough Council met in person, with approximately 150 residents in attendance and another 65 or so on Zoom. Although the agenda was fairly routine in nature, residents, business owners and former elected officials attended to respond ...

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FAIRFIELD, NJ -- After last week's school shootings in Texas, Fairfield Mayor James Gasparini reassured township residents that Fairfield Police Chief Anthony Manna is on top of the situation. The mayor began Wednesday night’s council meeting with a moment of silence for lives lost in the school ...

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ROSELAND, NJ -- Three new patrol officers were sworn into service during the most recent Borough Council meeting and will be joining the Roseland Police Department.   Officers Gerard Conzentino, Mark Miller and Francesca Lupo are the new officers to join the ranks of Roseland’s finest.  Mayor ...

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CALDWELL, NJ -- Borough administrator Thomas Banker provided an update on multiple borough initiatives at this week's council meeting. Regarding the Smull Avenue trailers, all four should be onsite by the end of May, and they were awaiting PSEG hook-ups before the staff can move in. The ...

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CALDWELL, NJ -- A presentation by CannaBusiness Services was on the agenda during Tuesday’s Borough Council meeting held via Zoom.  Emily Seelman, the chief executive officer of CannaBusiness Services, a global cannabis consultancy, provided a detailed overview of procedural options the governing ...

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CALDWELL, NJ -- A resolution introduced by Caldwell Councilman Jonathan Lace was passed that will set a required timeframe for responses to be received by those contacting either public officials or township employees.  The resolution passed at this week's Borough Council meeting by a split vote ...

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WEST CALDWELL, NJ -- Mayor Joseph Tempesta and the Town Council thanked and commended the members of the West Caldwell Health Department for its efforts during the last 22 months due to the pandemic. For what once was the department’s consistent routine of job responsibilities overnight they became ...

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ROSELAND, NJ -- Gary Schall, former superintendent of the Public Works Department who retired in 2021 after 35 years, was honored and recognized by Roseland Mayor James R. Spango, members of the borough council and colleagues during this week’s council meeting. Due to the pandemic the ...

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CALDWELL, NJ -- The Borough Council met last week with an agenda that included resolutions that would provide for numerous long-term changes to the borough.  In addition to resolutions seeking approval to pursue discussions to potentially acquire multiple properties, authorization was also ...

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FAIRFIELD, NJ – Fairfield residents may see an increase in their water bills with the introduction of a water service charge ordinance.  Fairfield Mayor James Gasparini explained at Monday’s council meeting that increased water costs have not been passed on to residents since 2017, but this year ...

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WEST CALDWELL, NJ -- West Caldwell Councilman Michael Docteroff updated the public confirming that the early bird pool membership discount will be available for an additional two weeks and memberships for the season are coming in at a steady pace.  Docteroff commended Police Chief Dennis ...

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ESSEX COUNTY, NJ -- The Essex County Municipal Clerks were in full force attending the Municipal Clerks Association of New Jersey’s 2022 (MCANJ) Education Conference in Atlantic City.  “What made this conference so special for the Essex County Clerks,” said Association President Jennifer ...

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CALDWELL, NJ -- During a jam-packed meeting lasting over three hours last Tuesday night, the Caldwell governing body discussed numerous outstanding, ongoing and planned initiatives.  Council president Jeffrey Gates ran the meeting which began with a presentation on the borough’s plans to redesign ...

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WEST CALDWELL, NJ -- The West Caldwell Council met this past Tuesday, and consent agenda items included the authorization to retain Montana Construction Corporation to conduct CCTV drainage investigations in an amount not to exceed $43,000 to identify areas that are in need of repair to prevent ...

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ROSELAND, NJ -- Two Borough Council seats are open in Roseland, and incumbents Jean Perrotti (R) and “Moose” Trillo (D), who are both completing their first full term (Perrotti had previously been appointed to fill the unexpired term of former council member Richard Leonard in 2019), are seeking ...

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This year’s 12th annual “Meet The Mayors” event was held in person after the last two were virtual due to COVID. Members of the Millburn-Short Hills, West Orange, Livingston, North Essex and West Essex Chambers of Commerce and government leaders were in attendance, including Mayor Maggee Miggins ...

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FAIRFIELD, NJ – The Fairfield governing body introduced three new ordinances. If they are passed, one will change the regulations on home pools, the other is a bond ordinance to fix the municipal parking lot and the third focuses on individual subsurface sewage disposal. These ordinances were ...

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FAIRFIELD, NJ -- Councilman William Galese informed the council at its March 28 meeting that all pool deposit refunds have been returned. Business Administrator Joseph Catenaro said earlier in March that the closing of the pool was not a decision of the governing body or administration. “It ...

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FAIRFIELD, NJ – The township’s governing body authorized the submission of a 2022 community development block grant application for Americans with Disability Act-accessible sidewalks along Long Acres and Knoll Roads. This is in response to the Fairfield Board of Education’s (FBOE) decision to ...

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CALDWELL, NJ -- A special Caldwell Borough Council meeting was held on March 29 with only one item on the agenda. Resolution 3-85, which was unanimously approved, authorized litigation against West Caldwell for the collection of unpaid sewer invoices.  Councilman Jonathan Lace was not in ...

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CALDWELL, NJ -- During Tuesday’s Caldwell Borough Council meeting, more than 20 residents of Caldwell and West Caldwell took the opportunity to address the governing body.  Concerns pertained to ongoing construction issues on Lane Avenue, plans for a two-year temporary trailer site on Smull ...

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ROSELAND, NJ -- Mayor James R. Spango announced during the Borough Council’s meeting this past Tuesday, that for the first time since the pandemic began, a retiree was able to be recognized during a live meeting. Sheryl Ryan, who retired in 2020 after being an administrative assistant for 25 years ...

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