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AAA New Jersey Officially Opens West Caldwell Branch

WEST CALDWELL, N.J. – The AAA New Jersey Automobile Club hosted their grand opening festivities on Saturday at their new location on Bloomfield Avenue in West Caldwell. Local dignitaries have been in and out of the store front all week, which saw its first customers on Wednesday.

 

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Unofficial 2014 Primary Election Results

Here are the unofficial results of local primary elections held Tuesday in Essex county.

 

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Essex County Democratic Incumbents Snag Nominations

Essex County incumbents and party backed-candidates largely won their party's nomination tonight. Incumbent freeholders Patricia Sebold, Rufus Johnson and Brendan Gill and newcomer Lebby Jones won the Democratic primary in the at-large freeholder race, the only contested freeholder race.

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Do Nj Residents Care about Climate Change?

Montclair, New Jersey (My9NJ) -Yesterday a meeting took place in Montclair, New Jersey to discuss the effects of climate change here in the Garden State. Business and local leaders along with Deputy Mayor Bob Russo gathered to talk about what is being done to reduce their carbon footprint on a local level.

 



Montclair’s sustainability officer said that by simply changing the light bulbs in the city’s buildings they have reduced their energy bill by $65,000 a year. It’s the small things like this that prove that starting on a local level is important and does make the necessary changes needed for the future.

Essex County Freeholder Brendan Gill said that what they are accomplishing is all part of their efforts to try and support President Obama’s federal initiatives on climate change. “We had a severe rain and flood storm here in Montclair which helped shut down the Montclair-Boonton (train) line. So there were people who were stranded in New York, couldn’t get home from their jobs, people who wanted to get into New York as a result of a severe weather situation, a storm that doesn’t normally happen at this time of year. So you really do need a word like climate change because you need something that gets people’s attention. You got to shake people up and say listen, something is going on here that you need to think about and you need to look at,” Gill explained.

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Freeholders Honor MHS State Champion Fencers & Swimmer

 

Freeholder Brendan Gill of Montclair honored state champion athletes from Montclair High School during the Freeholder Board’s Tuesday, May 6, 2014, meeting at the Hall of Records. The athletes honored were Charlotte O’Leary, the state champion in the 100-yard breaststroke, and the members of the boy’s épée squad: Lucas Della Bella (captain), Matthew Schattner and Hudson Harriman-Smith (squad mate Gabriel Canaux was unable to attend the presentation). Della Bella was also honored for having won the 2014 individual épée state championship. The athletes were accompanied by their coaches, Ed Koenigsfest (swimming) and Michael McTigue (fencing), as well as Athletic Director Jeff Gannon.

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