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West Essex Baseball Player Liam James Makes College Commitment

May 12, 2021

ROSELAND, NJ — Liam James, a Roseland resident and a first baseman for the West Essex H.S. baseball team, recently signed a letter of intent to attend Caldwell University, where he will continue his athletic career.

James, a 6-2, 210 senior with power, batted .327 as a sophomore on the Knights' varsity, and he is batting .375 with seven RBI in the team's first nine games of the ...

West Essex Junior Markman Makes Splash in Varsity Pitching Debut

NORTH CALDWELL, NJ — Junior right-hander Tyler Markman turned in a debut performance for the ages last Saturday in his first varsity start for the West Essex baseball team.

Markman pitched a two-hitter, struck out 10 batters, walked none and allowed only an unearned run in the Knights' 5-1 victory over Nutley. He needed just 83 pitches to get through his seven innings in efficient ...

West Essex Track Team Member Vivian Onnembo Signs to Attend College

NORTH CALDWELL, NJ — Vivian Onnembo, a senior sprinter on the West Essex High School track team, recently signed a letter of intent to attend Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, Conn., where she will continue her athletic career.

As a junior last year, Onnembo placed second in both the 55-meter dash dash (7.54) and the 400 (1:02.11) for West Essex.

Her outdoor personal records ...

West Essex Girls Soccer Player Abby Lonergan to Continue Playing in College

NORTH CALDWELL, NJ — Abby Lonergan, who played on the back line for the West Essex girls soccer team, has signed to attend Bloomfield College, where she will continue her athletic career.

Lonergan's defense helped West Essex (8-4-1) post four shutouts in 13 games during her senior season. The team posted five shutouts during Lonergan's junior season, when West Essex had a 14-5 ...

Chris Housel of West Essex Soccer Team Makes College Decision

NORTH CALDWELL, NJ — Chris Housel, a goalie for the West Essex boys soccer team, recently signed a letter of intent to attend Wheaton College in Massachusetts.

Housel, a senior, posted three shutouts and had seven other games in which West Essex allowed only one goal during the 2020 season. His signing ceremony at WHHS was on April 1.

Wheaton plays in the NEWMAC Conference.

West Essex H.S. Football Player Jake Cusano Make College Commitment

NORTH CALDWELL, NJ - Jake Cusano, a senior defensive lineman and tight end from West Essex High School, this week held a signing ceremony to play football at Montclair State University.

Cusano made nine sacks and was credited with 26 tackles during his senior season for the Knights. West Essex played a shortened six-game season, so Cusano, who is 6-3, 210 pounds, average 1.5 sacks per ...


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As Communities Return to “Normal,” Water Safety Should Be Top of Mind

May 14, 2021

The YMCA is offering tips for parents to keep kids safe in and around water this summer.

LIVINGSTON, NJ – The West Essex YMCA wants to ensure that water safety doesn’t get lost in the community’s eagerness to return to a “normal” summer. As temperatures rise, kids want to cool off, whether that is in home pools, ponds, lakes, rivers, streams, or oceans. And that ...

Seton Hall Requiring Vaccines for Fall Semester

May 14, 2021

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Seton Hall University is requiring all students and employees to be vaccinated for the fall 2021 semester. 

The school sent an email this week to the school community communicating the University's Executive Cabinet decision. 

“We know that reaching a high vaccination level in our University population is an important factor in achieving the ...

Essex County Gas Prices Soar to 7-Year High

WASHINGTON, D.C. — A cyberattack against a “vital” U.S. oil pipeline has contributed to a spike in already high gasoline prices. New Jersey gas prices now average $3.04 per gallon, according to AAA, compared to roughly $3.01 per gallon nationally. 

In Essex County, the price at the pump has hit $3.08 as of Wednesday, part of a national trend in high gas ...

Supply Outstrips Demand for COVID-19 Vaccine in Newark

NEWARK, NJ — The lack of lines tells the story.

At the end of March, hundreds of people lined up at the New Jersey Institute of Technology COVID-19 vaccination site in Newark after it launched. More than 6,200 doses were administered that first day. Now, a little over a month later, only a trickle of people show up every day to get vaccinated.

According to Essex County statistics, the ...

Missing Baby Found Unharmed After NJ Police Issue Statewide Amber Alert

May 10, 2021

NEWARK, NJ — Following an Amber alert issued on Monday afternoon, authorities located two-week-old Chinna Payne in East Orange just after 3 p.m. along with the man last seen with the infant, according to New Jersey State Police. 

Police reported that Damion Payne, 27, of Newark, is accused of assaulting the child's mother in Newark before leaving ...


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