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West Essex: About Us
Carolyne Volpe Curley and Jeff Curley are the new publishers of The Alternative Press of West Essex, covering the news of Caldwell, Essex Fells, Fairfield, North Caldwell, Roseland and West Caldwell.
Carolyne was raised on Oak Drive in Roseland; Harrison Avenue School and Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament Church were the main parts of her life growing up. She graduated from West Essex in 1982, and from Lafayette College, Easton, Pennsylvania, with a degree in English and Government.
Jeff was born and raised in Paramus, NJ, the youngest of 6 children. He went through the Paramus Public School system through 8th grade, and graduated in 1988 from Bergen Catholic High School in Oradell. In 1992, Jeff graduated from Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana, with a degree in Political Science and a minor in History, and is pursuing a master’s degree.
They have now both lived in Caldwell for almost 20 years.
In 2006, Jeff was elected to serve a three year term as a Councilman in Caldwell.
He enjoyed meeting the residents and working with the town employees.
In 2007, Carolyne and Jeff together opened Streamers Party and Rentals Store on the corner of Bloomfield and Gould Avenues in Caldwell, right across from the Cloverleaf.
They are looking forward to their new publishing venture.
Carolyne is the Managing Editor and Jeff will be handling Advertising Sales, Marketing, and Business Operations.