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10 Most Read September Stories on Caldwells Patch

Here are a few of the stories that caught readers' attention last month on Caldwells Patch.

Brawl Ensues After High School Football Game

A local football rivalry turned ugly when teens from opposing high schools got in a brawl shortly after a close game. Police say a large fight broke out in the parking lot of Chipotle in West Caldwell after the James Caldwell High School varsity home game against West Essex ended with the Caldwell Chiefs losing, 17-14, in the final seconds.

Mother Bear and Cubs Foraging in West Caldwell

A mother bear and her three cubs were foraging in an area of West Caldwell known as the Gardens on a Sunday morning. The four black bears were reported to be scouring through garbage cans...

Caldwell Man Found Dead Outside His Home

The death of a 69-year-old man whose body was discovered outside his home in Caldwell is being investigated by the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office. The man was found dead outside his house...

Black Bear and Cubs Spotted in Cedar Grove

Cedar Grove Police were monitoring a family of black bears, spotted by residents. The mother and three cubs were thought to be the same black bear family found foraging through West Caldwell a few days earlier.

Rose Mediterranean Restaurant Closes

One of the Caldwells' most popular eateries, Rose Mediterranean Restaurant, closed its doors at the end of September...

Officer Breaks Leg During Motorcycle Training

Weeks after the borough's governing body approved purchasing a motorcycle for the Caldwell Police Department, an officer broke his leg during a required training course. 

Police Pursue Safer Streets for Pedestrians

Police snagged dozens of motorists for failing to stop for pedestrians in Caldwell crosswalks. The blitz was part of an operation designed to educate police officers, but it turned out to be a lesson for drivers, too.

Essex County Under Tornado Watch

The National Weather Service predicted severe thunderstorms, hail and damaging winds for Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Passaic and Union Counties in New Jersey, as well as the possibility of a few tornadoes.

Caldwell Kid Creates Cardboard Arcade [Video]

While most people break down cardboard boxes for recycling day, 8-year-old Jake Edelstein of Caldwell fashions them into skee ball, claw machine, mini-soccer and other arcade games. On Saturday, Oct. 6, Jake will participate in the Global Cardboard Challenge and unveil his 10-game cardboard arcade on the front lawn of his family’s colonial home...

West Caldwell Fire Department Celebrates 100th Anniversary [Photos]

The West Caldwell Fire Department invited the community to celebrate its 100th anniversary with a special barbecue held at the firehouse.

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