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.
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
Here is a rundown of local camps put on by the West Caldwell-Caldwell Recreation Department.
The summer camp season is drawing near and there is certainly no shortage of options in the Caldwells. To make life a little easier, here is a list of camps the West Caldwell-Caldwell Recreation Department will offer this summer. All registration forms can be found in the photo gallery of this article. And if you know of a summer camp that is not on this list, send it to the editor at email@example.com to be posted. Basketball Camp Who: Boys, girls entering grades 5 through 9 (West Caldwell-Caldwell residents only) When: July 8-12 or July 15-19 Where: James Caldwell High School Gym Sessions, Fees: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm $100.00 9:00 am – 2:00 pm $125.00 Deadline: Friday, June 21 Pickup Baseball Who: Students in grades 3 through 8 When…
How do you think the Caldwell-West Caldwell School District measures up when it comes to technology in the classroom?
Schools Superintendent James Heinegg will hold a public meeting about how technology can be better utilized in the district. The meeting will be at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, May 22, in the Board of Education conference room at Harrison School, 104 Gray St. Heinegg is asking for public input on what direction the district should go regarding technology. The newly appointed district Supervisor of Technology Don Markese will also attend the meeting. "The idea of this meeting is that it is an opportunity for the public to ask questions, make suggestions and give their experiences with educational technology in the district," said Heinegg. What grade would you give Caldwell-West Caldwell School District for its use of technology in the classroom…
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
The local contest with Grover Cleveland Park as its theme will run in conjunction with the Caldwell Merchants Association's Art on the Avenue on June 1.
Wednesday, May 15
Women's Club of Caldwell is now taking submissions for its Student Art Contest that will take place during Art on the Avenue on June 1. The art contest is for students in kindergarten through grade 12 and entries will be accepted through May 23. Only one submission per student is permitted. The theme of the contest will be Grover Cleveland Park in celebration of the park's 100th anniversary. All student entries must use the park as its overall theme. The contest is for two-dimensional art only, and the medium is limited to drawing, illustration and painting. No photographs or copyrighted images will be accepted. Student submission must be limited to 9 by 12 inches, and must be mounted on cardboard, matte board or foam core. Entries …
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
'Something is wrong with the system that we have going right now,' said Board member Thomas Adams, 'and something needs to be done. The cap is just not the way to go.'
The Caldwell-West Caldwell Board of Education will join other school districts in opposing the salary cap Gov. Chris Christie placed on superintendents. A majority of members on the local board of education voiced their disapproval of the governor’s cap, saying it disenfranchises school districts. The governor’s statewide cap limits superintendents’ salaries to $175,000, and bases earnings on district size and other factors. “School boards have been disenfranchised,” said Board member Rosanne Hansen. “... Some districts are really struggling to hire a superintendent ... and in some cases, they couldn’t even retain [the superintendent] they already had.” Do you agree that there should be no salary caps for superintendents? Vote now in …
Aaron Rhaney, who will attend the Mississippi university next year, helped the James Caldwell High School secure a Essex County Golf Tournament title this year.
James Caldwell High School senior Aaron Rhaney signed a letter of intent to play golf at Jackson State University in Mississippi next year. In his first season with the high school, Rhaney played varsity golf. He was also the only high school freshman in the Super Essex Conference to make all conference in 2010. In 2009, Rhaney qualified for The U.S. Kids Teen World Championship at Pinehurst No. 8 and competed in the Garden State Challenge Cup representing the Bergen Pioneer Tour. He also finished second in the Bergen Pioneer Tour Player of the Year point standings in 2009 and 2010. Rhaney, who recently helped the Chiefs secure a Essex County Golf Tournament title on April 24 at Weequahic Park Golf Course in Newark, has an average score …
Monday, May 13, 2013
Alex Cozzi graduated from Evangelical Seminary on Monday.
Alex Frank Cozzi, of West Caldwell, donned cap and gown Monday as he graduated from Evangelical Seminary in Myerstown, Pa. Cozzi participated in the seminary’s 58th annual commencement with his 30 other classmates and earned a graduate certificate for lay ministry. Evangelical Seminary, founded in 1953, develops servant leaders for transformational ministry. It enrolls about 200 students.
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 …
The college awarded the first Ph.Ds in its history at the commencement on Saturday.
Sunday, May 12
Denise Kerth and Eric Rozenblat made history at Caldwell College's 71st commencement on Saturday when they were awarded the first Ph.D.s in the college's history. President Nancy H. Blattner presented Kerth, of Collingswood, and Rozenblat, of Oakland, with doctoral degrees in applied behavior analysis. Caldwell, a leader in autism education, developed the first master's and first Ph.D. programs in applied behavior analysis in New Jersey. More than 450 other graduates received degrees on Saturday. Blattner presented undergraduates with their Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees, and graduate students with their Master of Arts or Master of Business Administration degrees. Gulay Maffia, of Vernon, who …