Tuesday, May 21, 2013
'Using a seat belt is the simplest way for a driver and his or her passengers to protect themselves when traveling,' said Gary Poedubicky, acting director of the New Jersey Division of Highway Traffic Safety.
Police departments throughout Essex County are warning drivers and passengers to wear their seatbelts or they can expect a ticket. Local departments will be participating in the national Click It or Ticket seatbelt campaign to crack down on unbuckled motorists and passengers through June. 2. The annual initiative includes high visibility law enforcement seat belt checkpoints and saturation patrols, as well as local and national publicity designed to ensure that drivers and passengers recognize the life-saving value of seat belts. The enforcement effort in Essex County is being coordinated through the Essex County College Police Academy Community Traffic Safety Program and is funded through a grant from the New Jersey Division of …
Monday, May 20, 2013
The collision happend shortly before 3 p.m. today.
[This article was updated at 5 p.m. Monday] An SUV and four-door sedan collided Monday afternoon and closed down a portion of Westville Avenue soon after school was let out. A silver Hyundai was driving with another passenger when it collided with a black Porsche Cayenne SUV at the intersection of Westville Avenue and Gould Place shortly before 3 p.m. Monday, according to the Caldwell Police Department. The West Essex First Aid Squad took two people to the hospital with minor injuries, said a Caldwell Police Department spokesperson. Police, fire and emergency services personnel responded to the scene. A tow truck also began clearing the cars at around 3:40 p.m. The Hyundai's front end was severely damaged and ended up in the middle of …
Students will bring Broadway songs to the local high school's stage on June 8.
James Caldwell High School students in the theater arts club will take the stage and star in its first ever Cabaret. The cabaret will be a fundraiser for the theater club and feature more than 30 high school students. Mark your calendars for the show on Saturday, June 8, at 7:30 p.m. at the high school. The students will put on an elegant evening of Broadway songs while ticket holders can also enjoy coffee and dessert. Tickets are $20 for adults, $15 for students and $100 for a table of six with preferred seating. For ticket information, send an email to JCHStheatre@yahoo.com. For more information on the theatre arts club, visit www.cwcboe.org/theatrearts.
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…
Roger L. Jones, of West Caldwell, was named this year's Grand Marshal.
The West Essex annual Memorial Day Parade is Monday, May 27, and will be led by Grand Marsal Roger L. Jones of West Caldwell. The communities of Caldwell, Essex Fells, Fairfield, North Caldwell, Roseland, and West Caldwell will kick off the parade starting at 9:30 a.m. that day at Forest Avenue in Caldwell, next to St. Aloysius Church. The marching line will continue 1.1 miles west down Bloomfield Avenue to Crane Park in West Caldwell. Grand Marshal Jones was raised in nearby Bloomfield and graduated from Bloomfield High School in 1950. The following year he enlisted in the United States Air Force and reported to Sheppard Air Force Base in Texas for training. After his training, he was deployed from San Francisco, Calf., to the Korean…
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:
Friday, May 17, 2013
All the proceeds from the race will be directed towards enhancing technology at West Essex middle and high schools.
Get your running shoes ready for the Trotting for Technology 5K Race and Walk this weekend. The annual race will take place at West Essex High School, at 65 West Greenbrook Road, North Caldwell, on Sunday. The weather for Sunday is expected to be a pleasant 67 degrees and partly cloudy with only a 10-percent chance of rain. All the proceeds from the race will be directed toward enhancing technology at West Essex Middle School and West Essex High School. Runners and walkers must pick up their packets between 7:30 and 8:30 a.m. The race will start at 9 a.m. Entry fee will be: The registration form for the race can be found in the photo gallery of this article or by clicking here. The North Caldwell Police Department suggests residents …
The electric and gas company PSE&G repaired the ruptured gas line by 11:30 a.m., police said.
A gas line was ruptured early Friday morning on Fairmount Road, evacuating two homes, according to West Caldwell Police. A contractor working at 11 Fairmount Road around 9:30 a.m. Friday reportedly struck an above-ground gas line which released natural gas into the home and neighborhood, West Caldwell Police Capt. Gerard Paris said. West Caldwell and Caldwell police and fire departments responded to the Fairmount Road home, located near Memorial Park and the Board of Education building at Harrison School. Police evacuated the home and a neighboring home as a precautionary measure, said Paris. There were no injuries. PSE&G arrived on the scene shortly afterward to shut off the gas and make repairs, said Paris. The gas line was mended and…
Thursday, May 16, 2013
A small storefront located at 382 Bloomfield Ave. has been vacant since March.
In this installment of Visions for Vacancies, The Caldwells Patch asks: What do you think should move into 382 Bloomfield Ave., the former home of Say I Do Bridal Boutique? All possibilities are on the table. We ask you to forget what zone it's in, ignore setback regulations, dump-lot coverage rules, and all the other zoning jargon that puts most people to sleep. If you had your way, what would you like to see there? What would be the best use for the community? This store became vacant in March after the bridal boutique moved next door. Located in the heart of the Caldwell's shopping district, the first-floor space shares a building with Precision Vision and second-floor offices. Inside, the store is small and somewhat narrow — similar …