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Caldwell Lieutenant Files Civil Lawsuit Against Borough and Police Chief

August 18, 2017

CALDWELL, NJ — A year after filing a notice of intent to sue both the Borough of Caldwell and Police Chief James Bongiorno, Caldwell Police Lt. Michael Geary has filed an official complaint for “acts of discrimination and retaliation” by the chief among other wrongful actions.

The civil complaint was filed with the court on July 14 and was officially served to the borough and ...

Juveniles Charged with Burglary and Theft at Town Pool

FAIRFIELD, NJ — Four local juveniles, whose identities are being withheld due to their ages, were recently charged with burglary, theft, criminal mischief and conspiracy to commit burglary for an incident that occurred at the Fairfield Community Pool, according to the Fairfield Police Department.

According to police, the incident involved five chairs being thrown into the pool, towels ...

More Than 1000 Fairfield Residents Enjoy Third Annual National Night Out

FAIRFIELD, NJ — Hollywood Avenue was buzzing on Tuesday night from the more than 1000 people who participated in the many activities at Fairfield’s third annual National Night Out (NNO) block party held by the Fairfield Police Department, along with many sponsors.

Attendees enjoyed a DJ, live music, free food, face painting, carnival games, a dunk tank, inflatables and many ...

West Essex PBA Donates to Seven Local Recreation Departments

ESSEX FELLS, NJ — Through the success of the 2017 West Essex PBA Golf Outing, state delegate and golf committee chairman Brett Keepers was recently able to present a $300 donation check to the Caldwell-West Caldwell, Fairfield, Essex Fells, Cedar Grove, Roseland and North Caldwell recreation departments.

According to the West Essex PBA Local #81, these donations will assist the local ...

Gelotti Caldwell and Grover Cleveland Birthplace Memorial Association to Host National Night Out

CALDWELL, NJ – Gelotti Ice Cream of Caldwell and The Grover Cleveland Birthplace Memorial Association invite all residents and neighbors to the second annual Caldwell Night Out, honoring our police, firefighters, and First Responders, on Aug. 1.

Guests are welcome to come meet, talk to and thank the men and woman who serve the Caldwell-West Caldwell community.

The birthplace will ...

Fairfield, West and North Caldwell Fire Departments Respond to Hotel Fire

FAIRFIELD, NJ — Fairfield police, fire and EMS were dispatched to the LaQuinta Hotel, located at 38 Two Bridges Road, on a report of an active fire at approximately 9:34 p.m. on Saturday.

The Fairfield Fire Department received assistance from the North Caldwell and West Caldwell Fire Departments and the West Essex First Aid Squad on scene. 

Upon arrival, police said it was ...

Fairfield Council Adopts Municipal Budget with $17 Tax Decrease

FAIRFIELD, NJ — Fairfield Township municipal taxes will decrease $17 on an average house valued at $447,707. The 2017 municipal budget, which was passed by the mayor and council on July 17, is considerably below the 2-percent cap, but the council said homeowners will only see a decrease of $13 in overall taxes on an average house due to an increase in the local schools' 2017 ...

Fairfield Township Urges Residents to Support Fairfield Police Foundation

FAIRFIELD, NJ — Fairfield Mayor James Gasparini encourages Fairfield residents and businesses to support the newly formed Fairfield Police Foundation.

At the Fairfield Township mayor and council meeting, Gasparini announced to the public that a “Fairfield Police Foundation was recently formed as a ‘not-for-profit’ way to provide needed funds for the Fairfield Police ...

Fairfield Mayor Urges Resident to Lock Cars Following Series of Burglaries

FAIRFIELD, NJ — In frustration after several recent incidents, Fairfield Township Mayor James Gasparini once again advised all Fairfield residents to lock their car doors and instructed them not to leave keys or key fobs in their vehicles.

Due to increased car thefts in the Fairfield and surrounding areas, he said residents should never leave their cars unlocked or running, ...

Sleeping Driver and Crash with Pole Lead to Two Arrests in Fairfield

FAIRFIELD, NJ — In two individual incidents this week, Fairfield police arrested a 37-year-old Montville man and a 29-year-old South Plainfield man for possession of heroin and other heroin-related charges and driving under the influence (DUI), respectively.

At approximately 10:51 a.m. on Tuesday, Sgt. Paul Bowden was dispatched to the area of the North Jersey Gun Club on Horseneck Road ...

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