Wednesday, January 2, 2013
Snow no deterrent for 7th annual scholarship tournament.
Wednesday, January 2
While snow might have delayed the start of the three-day, 7th Annual Jamie Bliss Basketball Tournament, it could not stop the players, coaches, volunteers, parents and West Caldwell Mayor Joseph Tempesta from trekking out for the championship finals held Saturday at James Caldwell High School. Co-hosted by the Caldwell Athletic Club and the West Caldwell-Caldwell Recreation Department, the goal of the tournament is to raise money for the Jamie Bliss Scholarship Fund, given to selected graduating seniors at Caldwell High School. James "Jamie" Bliss was a junior at Caldwell when he collapsed and died during a routine football practice in October 2006. Lisa Merriweather, Director of Basketball for the Caldwells Athletic Club and the head …
Friday, September 7, 2012
West Caldwell authorizes purchase of equipment for police and fire departments.
The West Caldwel Council unanimously approved the following ordinances at this week's conference meeting.
Thursday, May 17, 2012
West Caldwell Council honors high school senior Briana Hayden; appoints three new probationary officers.
After some finessing, the West Caldwell Council unanimously adopted the 2012 municipal budget—which poses a zero percent increase to the tax levy—Tuesday night. The total 2012 adopted budget is $18,770,279.47, $59,365.12 more than the 2011 budget of $18,710,914.35. Property owners will see no increase to the municipal portion of the tax bill. Caldwell-West Caldwell Schools also adopted a budget with a zero percent increase to the tax levy. West Caldwell residents are expected to see a decrease of 1 cent per $100 of assessed value in the school portion of the tax bill. Of the total $18.7 million municipal budget adopted Tuesday, $12.4 million will be raised through local tax dollars, representing two-thirds of total revenues. The …
Friday, March 9, 2012
West Caldwell recognizes 100th anniversary of Girl Scouts.
What started out as fulfilling requirements for a civic badge turned into a mayoral proclamation and an invitation for all local Girl Scouts to attend the West Caldwell Council meeting Tuesday night. To commemorate the 100th anniversary of Girl Scouts, Mayor Joseph Tempesta and the West Caldwell Council issued a formal proclamation to local scouts. Sally Backfisch, co-leader of 3rd Grade Brownie Troop 21220 from Jefferson School, initiated the idea when researching requirements for the Brownie Try It Badge for Citizens Near and Far. Requirements for the badge included learning about your local government and attending a council meeting. In addition, Backfisch attended a districtwide Girl Scout meeting on the organization's 100th …