University holds annual Caldwell Service Day

University holds annual Caldwell Service Day

CALDWELL, NJ — More than 200 faculty, staff and students took part in Caldwell Service Day on Sept. 23, volunteering to help out nonprofit and community organizations. Caldwell University classes were canceled for the annual event, which was first held in 2009.  The Student Center gym was filled with enthusiasm as volunteers packaged 17,064 meals […]

Archdiocesan high school students earn National Merit acclaim

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — High school students across the Archdiocese of Newark were recently recognized by the National Merit Scholarship Corp. for outstanding achievement on the PSAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test in 2021. The Archdiocese congratulates five students who were awarded the title of National Merit Scholarship semifinalist and the 36 students who were recognized […]

Pomares joins Caldwell University board of trustees

Pomares joins Caldwell University board of trustees

CALDWELL, NJ — Essex County Board of County Commissioners Vice President Carlos Pomares has been appointed as a member of the Caldwell University board of trustees.  “Carlos’ expertise as an administrator for nonprofit organizations and government along with his passion for encouraging young people to pursue their goals will be of great benefit to our […]

Area residents may be eligible for relief from remnants of Hurricane Ida

Area residents may be eligible for relief from remnants of Hurricane Ida

WEST ORANGE, NJ — New Jersey officials announced July 21 that funds may be available to help property owners mitigate damage caused by the remnants of Hurricane Ida on Sept. 1, 2021. Area residents could potentially qualify for assistance by filling out a survey online.  The state has been awarded $228 million in Community Development […]

Officials, leaders in Essex County call for stricter gun laws following massacre

Officials, leaders in Essex County call for stricter gun laws following massacre

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — The nation was again plunged into despair on May 24 when a gunman killed 19 students and two teachers at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, injuring many others. This was the third-deadliest school shooting in a U.S. school, after the Virginia Tech shooting in 2007 and the Sandy Hook Elementary […]

Murphy administration invests $21.4 million to reduce litter statewide

Murphy administration invests $21.4 million to reduce litter statewide

TRENTON, NJ — The N.J. Department of Environmental Protection is enhancing statewide efforts to remove litter, beautify neighborhoods and improve water quality across New Jersey by distributing $21.4 million in Clean Communities grants this year, an approximate $700,000 increase from 2021’s disbursement, NJDEP Commissioner Shawn M. LaTourette announced May 26.  In total, NJDEP is awarding […]

Fishing derbies to be held for children in Essex County parks

Fishing derbies to be held for children in Essex County parks

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — The Essex County Department of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs invites the public to participate in its 2022 fishing derbies. The free events will be held in seven locations in the Essex County Parks system. “Our fishing derbies are an excellent opportunity for our children to enjoy the historic Essex County […]

Caldwell University to celebrate its 80th commencement May 15

Caldwell University to celebrate its 80th commencement May 15

CALDWELL, NJ — Caldwell University will celebrate its 80th annual commencement on Sunday, May 15, in the Newman Center, 9 Ryerson Ave, Caldwell. The ceremony for master’s and doctoral graduates will begin at 10 a.m., and the ceremony for undergraduates will be held at 1 p.m.  Yaman Thapa will be the undergraduate ceremony speaker. Thapa, […]

MSDA to hold annual 5K run to honor late alumna, Maplewood resident

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Mount St. Dominic Academy, the independent, all-girls Catholic college preparatory school in Caldwell, is hosting the eighth annual MSDA Meghan Doyle ʼ05K, a 5-kilometer run/walk, on the streets of Caldwell and Essex Fells on Saturday, May 7. This event was the brainchild of a Maplewood family, the Doyles, after their daughter […]

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