Thursday, May 23, 2013
This will be Obama's first visit to Shore since just after Sandy.
President Obama and Gov. Christie will visit the Jersey Shore on Tuesday, according to The Record in Bergen County. This will be Obama's first visit to the area since Oct. 31, just after the storm struck. A full itinerary of the visit was not available. More information can be found here.
Sunday, May 19, 2013
See what's happening around the Caldwells this week.
These are some of the stories The Caldwells Patch will follow this week. If you know of an event or something happening that is not listed, let the editor know about it in the comment section below. The North Caldwell Planning Board will meet Monday at 7:30 p.m. at borough hall, at 141 Gould Ave. The West Caldwell Township Council will meet Tuesday at 7:15 p.m. at town hall, located at 30 Clinton Road. Historian Phil Jaeger will offer a lecture on television pioneer Allen B. Du Mont on Tuesday at 7 p.m. in the Community Room of the West Caldwell Public Library, at 30 Clinton Road. To register for this free lecture, click here. Du Mont was an electrical engineer and inventor who developed a durable cathode ray tube in 1931 in the garage…
Saturday, May 18, 2013
These stories made headlines in the Caldwells this past week.
The Caldwell-West Caldwell Board of Education will join other school districts in opposing the salary cap Gov. Chris Christie placed on superintendents. The Caldwell Police Department launched a crackdown on drivers who failed to stop for pedestrians in crosswalks this past weekend. Local editor Teresa Akersten stepping down to cover Montclair for Patch. Hundreds of people gathered on James Caldwell High School's Bonnel Field Friday, May 10, to join the fight against cancer. A gas line was ruptured early Friday morning on Fairmount Road, evacuating two homes, according to West Caldwell Police. Pot holes on Smull Avenue will be a thing of the past after crews repave the roadway this summer. Women's Club of Caldwell is now taking …
The Caldwell Council honored the winners this month.
Saturday, May 18
The winners of the Caldwell Environmental Commission's Earth Day-Arbor Day Trees are Terrific poster contest were named at a recent council meeting. The winners were:
Thursday, May 16, 2013
This blog was written by North Caldwell native Alexa Sibio, a graduate of Montclair State University.
Thursday, May 16
This blog was written by Alexa Sibio, of North Caldwell, who is a staff accountant at Smolin Lupin who completed her first tax season this year. April 16 is a day that will live in infamy. People who are not in the accounting industry figure April 15 is a much more significant day, but I just completed my very first tax season at Smolin Lupin and, as an accountant, I can tell you April 16 feels as if I finally crossed the finish line. During my studies at Montclair State University, I interned at Turner Construction Company in New York City over the course of three years. My internship was very exciting and I was able to learn a lot about the profession, however, I never worked a tax season at an accounting firm. Sure, I heard a lot about…
Sunday, May 12, 2013
Check out what's happening in the Caldwells during the third week in May.
These are some of the stories The Caldwells Patch will follow this week. If you know of an event or something happening that is not listed, let the editor know about it in the comment section below. The Caldwell-West Caldwell Board of Education will hold a meeting on Monday at 7:30 p.m. in Harrison School, at 104 Gray St. At the previous Board of Education meeting on May 7, the board renewed the board administrator's contract and hired a new technology supervisor. A contract to replace the Wilson Elementary School parking lot this summer was also passed by the board. The West Caldwell Planning Board will meet at Monday at 7 p.m. in the township municipal building, at 30 Clinton Road. The North Caldwell Mayor and Council will convene …
Saturday, May 11, 2013
Check out the top stories in the Caldwells from this past week.
The Caldwell Borough Council introduced a $11,532,789 municipal budget on Tuesday that included 1.4 percent tax hike. This means the average Caldwell home assessed at $421,455 will pay about $42 more in municipal taxes than in 2012. Wharton-based sewer cleaning company paid nearly $150 for overbilling to borough. The camp will be for students in pre-K through fifth grade and extend from July 8 through Aug. 16. The board of education renewed the district’s board administrator's contract and hired a new technology supervisor at its reorganization meeting. Caldwell College will award its first-ever doctoral degrees on Saturday, May 11, at the college’s 71st annual commencement. West Essex Regional High School was ranked among the top 1,…
Friday, May 10, 2013
'This is a long time coming,' said Mayor Ann Dassing.
Caldwell will continue to update its antiquated water mains this summer. Construction in The Cedars section of the borought to replace below-street water mains will begin within the next two months. On Tuesday, the Caldwell Council bonded an additional $570,000 for the project due to cost overruns to complete the improvement of the borough’s water system which began last year. “This is a long time coming,” said Mayor Ann Dassing. “It will really increase the safety of the residents there.” “It is really solidifying the whole water system in Caldwell,” said Borough Administrator Paul Carelli. “This will provide more water pressure and it will really improve the safety as well.” Crews will replace water mains on Gould Place, Cedars and…
Thursday, May 9, 2013
“I feel strongly that we still can do better in some areas,” said Council President Richard Hauser about the budget.
Expect your Caldwell tax bill to increase in 2013. The Caldwell Borough Council introduced a $11,532,789 municipal budget on Tuesday that included 1.4 percent tax hike. This means the average Caldwell home assessed at $421,455 will pay about $42 more in municipal taxes than in 2012. While taxes will rise, the overall 2013 budget actually fell by more than $400,000 from last year. “We fine-tuned the budget,” said Borough Administrator Paul Carelli, who attributed the tax increase to a drop in borough revenues. “We did have increases in the budget, but we also cut somethings from the budget,” said Carelli. “The increase is primarily because we have less revenues this year.” There was also a slight decrease in budgeted salaries, which was…
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Governor chides reporters for obsessing about 'silly,' 'shallow' subject, says he is not a role model
Gov. Chris Christie reluctantly fielded reporters’ questions Tuesday about his February Lap-Band surgery, but said he would not be providing the public with any news as he heads towards his weight-loss goal, which he pointedly refused to disclose. "This is it. You ask me any more questions about this, I’m not answering,” Christie said during a groundbreaking ceremony at a Newark vocational high school. "I’m not going to be giving you all updates as this goes along. ... I’m not giving people a day-by-day, week-by-week, blow by blow," he said, adding, "I don’t care to be a role model for anyone. This is an intensely personal issue." The governor told the New York Post Monday night he’d had Lap-Band surgery in February because of concerns …