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Caldwell-West Caldwell Board of Education Responds to Vandalism at Lincoln School

June 28, 2017

CALDWELL, NJ —The Caldwell-West Caldwell Board of Education confirmed at its meeting on Monday that a swastika and other obscenities were painted on the property at Lincoln Elementary School on Thursday.  

Superintendent of Schools James Heinegg confirmed the vandalism on Monday when Jonathan Lace, a Caldwell resident and Democratic candidate for Caldwell Borough ...

Active Warrants Lead to Arrest of Vehicle Passengers in Fairfield

FAIRFIELD, NJ — Two individuals—Roger Jacobs, 21, of Paterson and Shaquan Capron, 25, of Newark were recently arrested in Fairfield for having active arrest warrants issued by the Paterson Municipal Court. In addition, Capron was also charged with possessing less than 50 grams of marijuana.

At approximately 4:22 p.m. on June 11, Officers David Lagan and Christopher Yoo were on ...

Tractor Trailer Pulls Down Utility Pole in Fairfield

FAIRFIELD, NJ — As a result of a tractor-trailer that took down a low-hanging wire at approximately 12:38 p.m. on Monday on Passaic Avenue in the area of Pier Lane West, a utility pole was also pulled down across Passaic Avenue and a solar light panel that was attached to the pole became impaled in the trailer of the truck.

According to the Fairfield Police Department, which responded to ...

Passengers in Three Incidents Arrested for Marijuana Possession in Fairfield

FAIRFIELD, NJ — Three individuals were recently arrested in Fairfield for possession of less than 50 grams of marijuana during three separate incidents while officers were conducting motor vehicle stops.

The first occurred on May 16 when two Sophia DeCarlo, 21, of Totowa was found to be the driver of a failing to maintain a lane on Passaic Avenue, according to police. Officer Jeffrey ...

Multiple Fire Departments Respond to Wingate Drive House Fire in Livingston

LIVINGSTON, NJ — A structure fire that erupted at 15 Wingate Drive on Sunday at approximately 6:55 p.m. required an aggressive interior attack by the Livingston Fire Department with mutual aid from Milburn, Roseland and Caldwell Fire Departments while crews from West Orange, Verona and Montclair provided station coverage.

Upon arrival, there was visible fire venting out of the ...

Lieutenant Found Guilty in Ongoing Legal Battle with Borough of Caldwell

CALDWELL, NJ — In an ongoing lawsuit between Caldwell Lt. Michael Geary and the Borough of Caldwell, which recommended a suspension of 36 hours for insubordination and conduct unbecoming of a superior officer, Lt. Geary was found guilty of these charges on Tuesday by Hearing Officer Raymond Hayducka.

In August 2016, Caldwell Chief of Police James Bongiorno and Detective Sgt. Brad ...

Fairfield Participating in National “Click It or Ticket” Campaign

FAIRFIELD, NJ — Fairfield Township Council President Michael McGlynn read a proclamation on Monday declaring the township’s support for the local and national “Click It or Ticket” seat belt mobilization campaign, which began on May 22 and will continue June 4.

McGlynn stated that there were 604 motor vehicle fatalities in New Jersey in 2016, and a large percentage ...

Fairfield Police Department Completes Law Enforcement Against Drugs Program at Churchill

FAIRFIELD, NJ — Fairfield Township Police Chief Anthony Manna reported during Monday’s township council meeting that May 15 marked the culmination of the department’s Law Enforcement Against Drugs (L.E.A.D.) program, a ten-week program for students in fourth-through-sixth grades at the Churchill School.

The program not only addresses the dangers of drug and alcohol ...

Former Fairfield Police Chief Stephen Filipow Praised at Township Council Meeting

FAIRFIELD, NJ — While speaking at Monday’s township council meeting, Fairfield Township Police Chief Anthony Manna had nothing but praise for his good friend and former Chief of Police Stephen Filipow, a lifelong Fairfield resident who died on May 18.

Because Filipow was so well respected, the Fairfield mayor and council named the Fairfield Police Department headquarters after ...

West Caldwell Sergeant Honored by County for Life-Saving Actions

NEWARK, NJ — West Caldwell resident Sgt. John Sherwood, Jr. was recently presented with a “Life Saving Award" from Essex County Sheriff Armando Fontoura during Police Week ceremonies at the Veterans Courthouse in Newark.

While off duty on June 17, 2016, Sgt. Sherwood was responded to a neighbor's backyard, where he observed an unconscious and unbreathing pregnant ...

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