August 2020 Events at the Nutley Free Public Library

August 2, 2020

Summer Reading Program:  Big Prizes Contests.  Your last day to turn in virtual tickets for Summer Reading Program Big Prizes is Tuesday, August 11 by 11:59 p.m.!  Find your chance to win at  Winners will be announced after the Virtual End-of-Summer Show featuring Rizzo’s Reptile Discovery on August 13 at 2:00 ...

NJSIAA Releases Guidelines for 2020 High School Cross-Country Season

PISCATAWAY, NJ -- The New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association (NJSIAA) has released updated guidelines for the upcoming 2020 cross-country season. There will be no group championships or New Jersey Meet of Champions in 2020, driven by the NJSIAA’s desire to limit travel and mixing of athletes from around the state.

However, there will be sectional ...

Official Notice: Nutley Board of Education Virtual Retreat

July 22, 2020

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 Virtual Board Retreat on Thursday July 23, 2020 at 5 p.m. to discuss district and board goals for 2020-2021. A link to the online video meeting and a telephone number for audio-only will be posted on shortly prior to 5 p.m.

At 7 p.m. the board ...

Township of Nutley COVID-19 Update July 13, 2020

The Township of Nutley is providing an update to the community on several important matters, including:

Total COVID-19 cases in Nutley
Tax filing deadline: June 15th
Reminder: Face coverings required outdoors
Other updates

COVID-19 Total Cases
The Township of Nutley announced 4 additional known COVID-19 cases since the last alert on July ...

Events at the Nutley Free Public Library in August 2020

Summer Reading Program:  Big Prizes Contests.  Your last day to turn in virtual tickets for Summer Reading Program Big Prizes is Tuesday, August 11 by 11:59 p.m.!  Find your chance to win at  Winners will be announced after the Virtual End-of-Summer Show featuring Rizzo’s Reptile Discovery on August 13 at 2:00 ...

There's Still Time to Register for Summer Reading Program at Nutley Public Library

There's still time to sign up for the Summer Reading Program at the Nutley Public Library! 

Children, teens and adults can register at and log books in until 11:59 PM on Tuesday, August 11 for a chance to win Big Prizes! Prizes include a Nintendo Switch, gift cards, family passes to Turtle Back Zoo, a Fujifilm camera pack and ...

This Week's Essex County Food Distribution Event Will Be in Orange

August 3, 2020

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — This week's Essex County Emergency Food Distribution Event will be Thursday, August 6, at St. Matthew AME Church in Orange to help families negatively impacted by the Coronavirus. The 1,000 boxes of food that will be distributed are meant to benefit families who are not able to afford food. 

It will be held as follows:

Date: ...

Race Conversations Praised, Farmers Market Proposed by Bloomfield Council

BLOOMFIELD, NJ – Councilwoman-at-Large Nina Davis, who was appointed acting mayor for the Bloomfield Council Regular Meeting on Monday due to the absence of Mayor Michael Venezia, thanked the community for their ongoing and productive conversations about race relations.

Regarding the ‘Community Conversations’ forums hosted by the township, and the peaceful protests held in ...

Hackensack Police Seek Public’s Help in Identifying Woman Who Assaulted A 54-year-old Liver Transplant Patient Inside a Staples 

August 1, 2020

HACKENSACK, N.J. -- Police need the public’s help in identifying a woman who violently attacked a 54-year-old woman inside a city store this week.

On Wednesday, July 29 at 3:19 p.m. inside the Staples on Hackensack Avenue, footage captured on a surveillance camera shows the suspect -- a black woman whose height is between 5’5” to 5’8” and weighs about 160 ...

Retired Firefighter, Military Vet Loses Over $100K to Internet Scammers

BAYONNE, NJ -A former Bayonne Fire Department battalion fire chief, and Vietnam Veteran, learned a hard lesson about internet scammers after being taken for his life savings. John M Malecky said he lost more than $104,000 to scammers after mistakenly responding to a very realistic email from what he thought was Amazon.

In late June, Malecky said, he received an email from what he thought was ...

Calendar Change: First Day of School for Students in Nutley

July 28, 2020

At the July 27th Board of Education meeting, the Board voted to amend the 2020-2021 school year calendar.

Staff will report to the district on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, September 1, 2, and 3 for Professional Learning regarding the hybrid instruction model that we plan to implement this fall due to COVID-19. Details on these staff days will be forthcoming. Details on the hybrid plan ...

Libby’s Lunch: Foodies Flock From Near and Far for One Last Bite

August 1, 2020

PATERSON, NJ — Some 30 cars filled to capacity the two parking lots that surround Libby’s Lunch on McBride Avenue.

Word was out Monday evening that Libby’s Lunch — a restaurant long known for its chili dogs — would be closed permanently by the end of the week. Customers had come for one last chance to say goodbye to Libby’s.

“The food is what makes ...

New Jersey Date Night: Life’s a Beach in Avalon

New Jersey Date Night is a series on NJ Flavor by relationship writer Craig Rogers.

A little seaside road trip makes for a perfect date and Avalon provides an unforgettable backdrop. You can enjoy everything from shopping to surfing and, of course, outdoor dining in this affluent shore town on Seven Mile Island.

Besides checking out the exquisite real estate, you and your date can ...

Open for Business

When everything “opened up” this summer I didn’t think it would include my mouth.

But I probably should have perceived that at some point during this pandemic I would have to visit the dentist.

Over the past six months I have gotten used to moving previously outsourced services in-house. For instance, while everyone was letting their Covid freak flag fly, I mastered the ...

Words to Live By: Be a Pirate

There has been a lot of talk about all the things we’ve missed during this quarantine and there are things that I am sad we have missed, things my daughters cry about but I’ll be honest I am having a hard time focusing on what we’ve lost because there is so much opportunity for hope and for community everywhere we go.

That may sound crazy but I’m going to tell a story ...

Open Letter to Township of Nutley Board of Commissioners

August 2, 2020

Township of Nutley, Board of Commissioners:

On behalf of the Boonton Kiwanis First Aid Squad, I write to you today to express our deep dissatisfaction for even the thought to dissolve the Nutley Volunteer Emergency & Rescue Squad. The potential hiring out out-of-town, for-profit, ambulance service to replace NVERS at Nutley taxpayers’expense is appalling, even more so ...

Statement from the Organizers of the Nutley Red, White, and Back The Blue Rally for August 1, 2020

We the undersigned, along the help of many others, have been working together for the past several weeks in an attempt to show support for our First Responders (specifically Nutley and Belleville Police and Fire Departments, along with EMT/EMS) in an inclusive and positive way.

Since inception, we have made it a point that this rally is 100% politically neutral and have advised ...


Nutley's Prism Capital Partners Donates Stockpile of Critical Safety Gear to Hackensack Meridian Health

March 26, 2020

NUTLEY, NJ - more than 400 DuPont Tyvek Bacteria suits; more than 500 Kimtec bacterial masks; and in excess of 1,000 personal hygiene kits each containing four masks, latex gloves, a disposable thermometer, hand sanitizer and sterile wipes.were delivered to Hackensack Meridian Health’s Hackensack University Medical Center this week after being found in a storage area on the On3 ...

Coronavirus Test Under Development at Center for Discovery and Innovation in Nutley

NUTLEY, NJ -- Researchers at the Hackensack Meridian Health Center for Discovery and Innovation (CDI) are currently developing rapid response diagnostic tests for the coronavirus, known as COVID-19. Robert Menendez, U.S. Senator from New Jersey, toured the CDI lab and called for a stronger federal response to this growing crisis. TAPintoTV spoke with CDI officials as well as their Chief ...

Op-Ed: Calling on Assembly Speaker Coughlin to Help Head off COVID-Related Evictions

July 27, 2020

This story was written and produced by NJ Spotlight. It is being republished under a special NJ News Commons content-sharing agreement related to COVID-19 coverage. To read more, visit

Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin has the chance to be a leader in the fight for economic justice in New Jersey.

The speaker must post a bill designed to prevent a wave of pandemic-related ...

Dirty Dozen Part 1: Taxpayers should be on the lookout for these scams

August 3, 2020

All tax scams put taxpayers at risk. This is the first of two tips taking a closer look at the IRS Dirty Dozen tax scam list. This year, taxpayers should be especially, watchful for aggressive schemes related to COVID-19 relief, including Economic Impact Payments.

Here is a recap of the first six scams in this year's Dirty Dozen.

Phishing: Taxpayers should be alert to potential fake ...

Rosemary Becchi Calls for Mikie Sherrill to Demand an Independent Investigation of Veterans Hospital Negligence

PARSIPPANY, NJ:  As a result of a series of meetings with veterans and VFW leadership in New Jersey, Rosemary Becchi, a candidate for the 11th   Congressional District in New Jersey is elevating a call from the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Department of New Jersey for an independent investigation of the coronavirus response in all veterans nursing homes in the state of New ...

NJ Human Services Announces $38.5 Million in Additional Food Assistance

Many NJ SNAP Recipients Will Receive Enhanced Benefits;

August Payments Will Bring Supplemental Food Assistance Payments to $219M Since March

(TRENTON) – Many New Jerseyans who receive food assistance through the state’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (NJ SNAP) will receive additional benefits in August to help address critical food needs related to the COVID-19 ...

If It Bleeds by Stephen King

If It Bleeds by Stephen King (Scribner, 2019)

Stephen King’s fiction is alluring to his “Dear Readers” because King reveals much of his personal memories in his writing; childhood mischief, favorite comic books, and authors he considers worthwhile reading. King presents nightmares any author might encounter with a disturbed fan when he decides to off a favorite character ...

The Ancestor by Danielle Trussoni

The Ancestor by Danielle Trussoni (William Morris/Harper Collins, 2020)

In writing a contemporary novel in the Gothic tradition, it is impossible not to compare aspects of great Gothic novels that have come before. The excellent, new book, The Ancestor, by Danielle Trussoni fits the description of a Neo-Gothic. However, drawing comparisons between previously written novels is half the fun ...


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The Jaffe Briefing - August 3, 2020

The Jaffe Briefing begins its summer hiatus on Wednesday, August 5, returning right after Labor Day. We are now accepting ads for the fall, in which you can reach nearly 30,000 business and government leaders in New Jersey each day. Click here to learn more or contact the office at 908-789-0700.

STATEWIDE – A swish of Gov. Phil Murphy’s pen will make ...

Shakespeare Theatre Scores with 'Crazy Love'

Florham Park, NJ - It’s such a treat to see a live performance in these difficult times. But leave iit to Shakespeare Theatre’s fearless director, Bonnie Monte, to deliver a delightful and provocative evening of Moliere and Edna St. Vincent Millay.

The setting is the outside lawn at the Thomas H. Kean Theatre Factory in Florham Park. Located on Vreeland Road, the landscape of ...

TAPinto Featured Franchisee: Darlene Cullen of TAPinto South Plainfield

The featured TAPinto franchisee for the month of August 2020 is Darlene Cullen, who owns and operates TAPinto South Plainfield.  With a background in business development, Cullen has built a profitable online local news business while providing high-quality, objective local news for the residents of South Plainfield.   

Q. Why did you want to franchise a ...