Nutley's 100th Memorial Day Celebration Starts With Remembrances at 7:30 a.m. Monday

May 26, 2019

NUTLEY, NJ - Nutley has a long history of honoring those who served our country and remembering tose who made the ultimate sacrifice. Before Monday's 100th Anniversary Memorial Parade, the community will remember those who fell during their service to others.

 The  Nutley War Memorials Remembrance Ceremony will start at 7:30 a.m. at the VFW Post 493.  Following the ...

Registration for Nutley Academic Boosters 'Let's Learn' Program Now Open for Summer 2019

NUTLEY, NJ - Let's Learn is the Nutley Academic Boosters' popular Summer Program for kids currently in grades K-6 that takes place from July 8 - July 26 at Nutley High School.

Sessions will take place from  9:15 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. and from 10:30 a.m. to 11:45 a.m..

The program description, courses, costs, and other info can be found ...

Notice of Special Meeting of Nutley Board of Education

May 16, 2019

May 15, 2019

Ms. Eleni Pettas
Municipal Clerk
Township of Nutley
1 Kennedy Drive
Nutley, NJ 07110

Dear Ms. Pettas:

In accordance with the Open Public Meetings Act, P.L. 1975c. 231, this is to advise that the Nutley Board of Education will hold a Special Meeting on Tuesday, May 28, 2019 at 6:30 PM in the JHWMS Media Center.

Upon opening the meeting, the Board will ...

SUNSHINE NOTICE: Planning Board Special Meeting - Wednesday, May 22, 2019




PLEASE TAKE NOTICE the Planning Board will hold a special meeting on Wednesday, May 22, 2019 at 7:00 P.M.

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the purpose of this special meeting is to conduct a site plan review and consideration for approval of ...





NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a fair and open process in accordance with N.J.S.A. 19:44a-20.5, sealed proposals will be received by the Township of Nutley Planning Board (“Planning Board”) at its offices at One Kennedy Drive, 3 rd Floor Commission Chambers Nutley, New Jersey 07110 on Wednesday, ...

Upcoming Events


Mon, May 27, 7:30 AM

Nutley Park Oval and Other Locations , NUtley

Nutley 100th Memorial Day Anniversary Events

Arts & Entertainment Education Government


Tue, May 28, 7:00 AM

Acme Supermarket, Montclair

Montclair Community Spay Day

Health & Wellness


Wed, May 29, 7:00 PM

Adult School Dept of Montclair Public Library, Montclair

Mysteries of Igor Stravinsky's The Firebird

Arts & Entertainment


Thu, May 30, 10:30 AM

Adult School Dept of Montclair Public Library, Montclair

Four Greek Gods: Demeter, Apollo, Hermes and ...

Arts & Entertainment


Thu, May 30, 5:00 PM

Ghost Hawk Brewing Company, Clifton

Beer & Cheese Pairing: Clifton Little League ...

Food & Drink Giving Back Sports


Thu, May 30, 7:00 PM

Adult School Dept of Montclair Public Library, Montclair

A Message from the Bronx: The Origins of Hip-Hop

Arts & Entertainment

On Memorial Day, Remember the Families of Those Who Paid the Ultimate Sacrifice

This weekend some of us we gather to lay wreaths and pay homage to the men and women who died in our wars, to create or preserve our way of life. Some are buried in all corners of the world, from Normandy to Okinawa.

They have died for us over a 244-period, from Bunker Hill in 1775 to faraway Afghanistan in 2019, were about 12,000 American troops remained deployed.

For those who don’t ...

Foxes Herald Nature’s Resurgence in Suburban New Jersey

For most of my life the only time I saw a red fox it was probably a raccoon. They have those same glow-in-the-headlights silvery eyes.

But a few years ago, I began to see a once-rare piece of roadkill with greater frequency. No matter how flattened the rest of the fox was, it’s bushy-tail would blow around in the highway draft of cars and trucks as they raced past.

I assumed the ...

A Failsafe in a World of Falling Safes

I subscribe to the “Falling Safe” philosophy of life.

A person walks down a city street, perhaps inexplicably happy or modestly content, or maybe consumed by the routines of their day or bothered by life’s little annoyances.

High above them, in the upper reaches of a skyscraper under construction, work is being done. A crane is lifting beams or huge HVAC units, glass ...

Chalk Art Festival Nutley Time NJ

Nutley Time

New Jersey



A Great Day it was for the (Chalk Art Festival) in Nutley, today., As may as  50 Chalk Art Expressionists 

lining the pathway around the Mud Hole with colorful art they've created.  As I walked through the Festival of Art, all ages

with creations of thought, meanings of how they feel and a togetherness for all who ...

Is This the End of the American Century

May 12, 2019

“ The End of the American Century”

The above title has been listed with a number of journals and other perspectives.  This one above comes from The Atlantic! What was called the American Century really only lasted a little more than 50 years and followed World War II, and our “Best Generation!” In my case, it was my parents or your grandparents. There indeed ...

Stop Playing Along with the PC Police and Stand-Up for Italians

I am writing to you in response to Glen Rock's proposal to make Columbus Day a new day in Indigenous People's Day, and effectively white-washing history for a false narrative that destroys one of the biggest contributions an Italian has given the Western World.

Christopher Columbus, despite his faults, should be celebrated for his discovery of America over 500 years ago, not cast aside ...

Essex County Freeholders Approve $1 Million Bill for Riker Hill Art Park Improvements

May 26, 2019

NEWARK, NJ – The Essex County Freeholder Board has unanimously voted to approve a $1,186,010 bid from APS Contracting, Inc., to make multiple improvements and refurbishments to the Essex County Riker Hill Park in Livingston.

The 204-acre complex, which was purchased in 1969 through the Green Acres Program, is a destination site for residents in the surrounding area and beyond. The ...

Law Enforcement Officials Investigating Possible Mail and Voter Fraud in Cedar Grove Town Council Election

CEDAR GROVE, NJ - Federal and state law enforcement officials are now involved in the Cedar Grove Town Council election over five vote-by-mail ballots improperly delivered to the Newark Post Office and brought forth by The Essex County Board of Elections. 

Election board officials received a letter from an employee at the Newark Main Post Office, which is open 24 hours, stating that ...

Three Cases of Legionnaires’ Disease in Clark, 22 in Union County

May 25, 2019

CLARK, NJ - There have been three confirmed cases of Legionnaires’ disease in Clark according to Mayor Sal Bonaccorso.  These are part of the 22 cases in total in Union County in the last few months that have lead to five deaths.

“I want residents to understand there is no need to panic.  We are on it, myself, Clark’s Health Officer Nancy Raymond, the state and the ...

Paramus Introduces Ordinance To Ban Plastic Bags, Styrofoam

PARAMUS, NJ – Paramus may become the latest town to ban single-use plastic bags, joining a growing movement across the country aimed at promoting sustainability and reducing litter.

At its May 21 meeting, the borough council voted 5-0 to introduce an ordinance to not only prohibit businesses from distributing plastic bags at checkout, but also to ban polystyrene food ...


Nutley Board of Commissioners Make Agreement With On3 Redevelopment Site

March 19, 2019

NUTLEY, NJ - Ordinances were approved to create a financial agreement for Phase IIA of On3, formerly known as Hoffman-La Roche,  during the Tuesday, March 5 Board of Commissioners public meeting.

Public hearings were held for Ordinances 3416 and 3417. The ordinances introduced by Revenue and Finance Commissioner Thomas J. Evans, are pilot agreements and authorize the execution ...

Quest Diagnostics Breaks Ground for Flagship Laboratory at On3 Campus in Clifton - Nutley NJ

CLIFTON, NJ - Quest Diagnostics Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer. Steve Rusckowski led a group of dignitaries in breaking ground for a new flagship laboratory Wednesday morning at the On3 campus.

Before the groundbreaking ceremony, Rusckowski presented the Boys and Girls Club with a check for $15,000. 

The new lab, on the Clifton side of the redevelopment ...

The Best Deal on Meals We’ve Found Anywhere in New Jersey

May 25, 2019

A dollar won’t buy you a cup of coffee at most places in New Jersey, but this week it will buy nine meals for neighbors in need.

That’s because every dollar donated to the Community FoodBank of New Jersey’s triple match campaign will be tripled until midnight on May 31, 2019, up to $15,000 thanks to a donor. As of Friday, CFBNJ was just under halfway to that goal, ...

Memorial Day Weekend LBI Area Entertainment Lineup Presented by the Tide Table Group

May 23, 2019

LONG BEACH ISLAND - It is Memorial Day weekend!  The official kickoff to the 2019 summer season.

The Tide Table Group of Restaurants is our Presenting Sponsor for our 2019 summer entertainment guide. 

Old Causeway Steak and Oyster House: 1201 E. Bay Avenue in Manahawkin

Friday 10 p.m:   Rock Lobsters
Saturday 10 p.m:   Sneak Attack
Sunday 10 p.m. The ...

Screenings for 2019-2020 Kindergarten Students Begins in Nutley

May 21, 2019

Kindergarten screenings for 2019-2020 Kindergarten students begin today.

If you are the parent/guardian of an incoming kindergartener who is not scheduled for a screening appointment, please contact the district’s registration office at (973) 320-8494.


Notice of Special Meeting of Nutley Board of Education

May 15, 2019

Ms. Eleni Pettas
Municipal Clerk
Township of Nutley
1 Kennedy Drive
Nutley, NJ 07110

Dear Ms. Pettas:

In accordance with the Open Public Meetings Act, P.L. 1975c. 231, this is to advise that the Nutley Board of Education will hold a Special Meeting on Tuesday, May 28, 2019 at 6:30 PM in the JHWMS Media Center.

Upon opening the meeting, the Board will ...

More May 2019 Events at the Nutley Public Library

Wednesday, May 15, 22 at 10:30 a.m. - Preschool Story Time. Must be a Nutley Resident. Preschool Story Time is for children ages 3-5. Preschool age children and their caregivers enjoy old and new picture books, create arts and crafts, and meet other children from the Nutley area. Registration is required.

Wednesday, May 15, 22 at 1:00 p.m. – Wednesday Afternoon Knitters. Come ...

Screening of Historic Film "Nutley 1918" To Kick Off Nutley's 100th Memorial Day Parade Weekend

NUTLEY, NJ - Memorial Day 2019 will mark the 100th time that that Nutley hosts a parade honoring those who gave their lives to their country. The parade will take place on Monday May 27 at the Park Oval. 

The weekend of remembrance begins on Thursday with a screening of "Nutley 1918" at the Nutley Public Library hosted by Mayor Dr. Joseph P. Scarpelli. The film will be shown ...

Nutley at War: Film Screening at the Nutley Public Library June 6, 2019

Join Nutley historians John Demmer and David Wilson for a screening and discussion of Nutley at War on Thursday, June 6th at 7:00 p.m. at the Nutley Public Library.

This film was created in 1942 by the Nutley Defense Council and has not been shown in public since 2002. Recently restored footage in this 40-minute film will take you back in time when Nutley organized its ...

Nutley Commissioner Tucci  Announces “Movie Under The Stars” June 7th

Do you remember the days of drive in movies??  The fresh air, the open space.  Well we remember those days too and we are bringing the old time tradition back to Nutley.

The Department of Parks and Recreation is excited to announce Nutley’s return of “Movie Under the Stars”.  Similar to a drive in movie, spectators are welcome to bring a lawn chair or blanket ...

Registration Open for Summer 2019 Nutley Peanut Soccer

Commissioner Mauro G. Tucci announces the Nutley Department of Parks and Recreation will be offering the Peanut Soccer Program again this summer.  This program is open to Nutley toddlers ages three through six and is directed by a professional coaching staff.

Introduce your child to the wonderful world of sports.  There are tremendous benefits when introducing children to sports from ...

Nutley Summer Lacrosse Program Now Open For Registration

Commissioner Mauro G. Tucci and the Department of Parks and Recreation have announced that registration is now open for the Summer Lacrosse Clinic.  This Clinic is open to Nutley youngsters in grades K-4.  This program will be held on Wednesdays beginning July 10th   and will run for 5 weeks.  Sessions will be held from 6-7 pm at Glotzbach Field.  

Lacrosse is ...

Nutley Family Service Bureau announces Families Coping with Addiction Support Group

Individuals caught up in a family member’s addiction are at risk for multiple life challenges, with social isolation and mental health problems among them.

Destructive behavioral patterns such victimization, enabling and codependency can reinforce/ perpetuate the disease’s debilitating dynamics. If you are interested in learning how to break the cycle of dysfunctional relationship ...

Nutley’s 2019 Scouting for Food Drive Smashes Records All To Combat Food Insecurity

NUTLEY, NJ - Scouting for Food smashes its record with 34,046 food items collected for the Nutley Family Service Bureau’s food pantry and the number is still growing. The drive was conducted by the Nutley Boy Scout Troop 147 and Cub Scout Packs 141 and 142 on Saturday, March 30 at Franklin Reformed Church in Nutley.

“This was an exhausting day, but a great way to teach the ...

Nutley Police Department Blotter May 18 to 23, 2019

May 25, 2019


Burglary – Police responding to suspicious persons call on the property of the old Hoffman La Roche site at 12: 30 AM found three parties fitting the description in the Township Park. Police questioned the three men who said they went on the property looking for a rest room.

Later that morning it was discovered that a storage facility on the site had been burglarized and ...

The Jaffe Briefing - May 17, 2019

It is Convention Time! The Jaffe Briefing will be on hiatus beginning Monday, May 20, returning Tuesday, May 28

TRENTON - It is the tale of two governors. There is Gov. Phil Murphy. And there is Senate President Steve Sweeney, who is acting like the governor, in this clash of the titans. Yesterday, Sweeney introduced a sweeping package of more ...

Recidivism Rate in New Jersey One of the Lowest in the Nation

May 24, 2019

Earlier this year, I had the pleasure of hosting a visit from the Canadian Parole Board Chairperson Jennifer Oades. We had the opportunity to discuss best practices, compare our different parole processes, and share some important common ground about our collective goal— striking a decisive balance between protecting our society through public safety supervision, while fostering the ...

Double Hip Replacement Gives Mountainside Nurse New Outlook

May 23, 2019

Annie Mueller has been a nurse at Hackensack Meridian Health Mountainside Medical Center since 1992. In recent years, she started experiencing intense hip pain.

“Being a nurse, I was afraid to have the issue addressed because I knew what I was likely going to have to undergo a hip replacement,” said Mueller.

After a vacation with her husband, Mueller knew something had to be ...

Get Vine Ripe Markets’ Recipe for Grilled Shrimp

Fresh grilled shrimp makes for a perfect low-calorie dinner. If you don’t feel like grilling your own, find this ready-made option at Vine Ripe Markets.


1 lb. jumbo shrimp, peeled and deveined
2 Tbs. extra virgin olive oil
2 Tbs. lemon juice
1 Tbs. smoked paprika
1 tsp. garlic powder
1 tsp. onion powder
1 tsp. dried oregano
1 tsp. dried basil
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 ...

Essex County Freeholders Celebrate Jewish Heritage Month

(Newark, NJ) – On May 15, 2019, the Essex County Board of Chosen Freeholders held their annual Jewish Heritage Month Celebration at the Hall of Records in Newark, New Jersey. During the event, the Freeholders recognized the notable contributions of Jewish residents in the county. This year’s honorees were Linda Scherzer, of the Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest New Jersey, and ...

10% Happier by Dan Harris

10% Percent Happier by Dan Harris (Harper Collins, 2014)


My beloved sister-in-law, Betty Lenart, passed away last year. She faced death with a unique serenity, deeply dedicated to her Catholic faith. Each year Betty would go on a religious retreat, often located at the Jersey shore, where she would spend several days in silent meditation.  Sometimes I admit, I thought she was ...

The Weiss Sisters by Naomi Ragen

The Weiss Sisters by Naomi Ragen (MacMillan, 2013)


Naomi Ragen made her mark in the literary world with the wonderful novel, Sotah, published in 2001. Since then I have followed her career, reading every work. Ragen’s novels are generally about the complicated lives of Orthodox Jews and the decisions that plague some of them trying to balance a religious existence in a world ...

Then She Was Gone by Lisa Jewell

Then She Was Gone  by Lisa Jewell (Atria, 2017)


Then She Was Gone  by Lisa Jewell gets top marks in delivering the creep factor to those of us who like psychological thrillers that would have ended up being films directed by Alfred Hitchcock. Reminiscent of the classic The Collector by John Fowles, this haunting tale of a beloved daughter gone missing maintains its ...


Apr 30, 1941 - Feb 4, 2019
A musician who loved being outdoors and solving puzzles Daniel T. Meola. 77 of Nutley passed ...
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Nov 23, 1937 - Jan 27, 2019
Peter C. Scarpelli, 81 of Nutley, passed away on Sunday, January 27, 2019. Born in Passaic, the son ...
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