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10 Most Read February Stories on Caldwells Patch

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

Three Teens Treated for Alcohol Poisoning After Essex Fells Party

Three teens, including one who was found unconscious in the snow, wound up in the hospital night after an Essex Fells party was broken up when a parent told police she discovered kids were drinking. 

West Essex Regional Schools in North Caldwell were placed under lockdown Wednesday morning after a student allegedly claimed to have brought explosives to school, police officials said. 

West Caldwell Police Search for Intruder

An intruder broke into a West Caldwell house, but quicky fled after realizing someone was home, according to West Caldwell Police.

West Caldwell Teen Charged With DWI

Harshal Patel, 19, of West Caldwell, was pulled over on Passaic Avenue near Beverly Road just after midnight on Feb. 17, when Fairfield Police Officer R.J. Casendino said he saw Patel driving carelessly.

Caldwell Restaurant Burglarized Over Weekend

Police are investigating a burglary that took place in the early morning hours Saturday at a Bloomfield Avenue restaurant in Caldwell.

Caldwell 'Made' Man in Philadelphia's La Cosa Nostra Family Sentenced

A Caldwell man who admitted to participating in racketeering activity as a “made” member of the North Jersey crew of the Philadelphia La Cosa Nostra (LCN) family has been sentenced to 55 months in prison, the U.S. Department of Justice announced.

Lexus Left 'Warming Up' Stolen From West Caldwell Driveway

A Lexus left warming up on a West Caldwell driveway was reported stolen, police officials said.

Six James Caldwell Athletes Sign Letters of Intent

Six James Caldwell High School seniors have signed letters of intent to play college sports, Caldwell-West Caldwell Schools announced this month. West Essex seniors also signed letters of intent.

Meet the Caldwells' 'Cutest Couple'

The "votes" have been counted and Mel and Lina Sereno of West Caldwell are hands down the Caldwells' 'Cutest Couple.' 

Former Coach Strikes Plea Deal in Child Sex Abuse

The owner of Parsippany's now-closed Ablaze Baseball, who grew up in the Caldwells, pleaded guilty to having a sexual affair with a 14-year-old girl, officials said.

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