The Grass Is Always Greener If You Chose to Adjust

In the year of 2021, I have taken the biggest leap in my life, which I believe is the backbone to the beginning of repetitive success I have the chance to achieve in my upcoming years.

Following the year of 2020, which was a hard year for all of us in terms of dealing with the reality of a virus that changed all of our lives, I was able to experience a year that turned that time of isolation ...

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Sat, January 29, 12:00 PM

Pequannock Township Parks and Recreation, Pompton Plains

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New Jersey Performing Arts Center, Newark

New Jersey Symphony Orchestra: 2022 Lunar New ...

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Sat, February 5, 10:00 AM

Nutley Free Public Library, Nutley

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Sat, February 5, 12:00 PM

Pequannock Township Parks and Recreation, Pompton Plains

Spring is Coming-Women Golfers Wanted!


Snowy Start to the Weekend with Several Inches Expected

January 28, 2022

NEW YORK, NY — Pick up those weekend groceries on today and plan to be at home for most of the weekend with snow is expected to fall beginning in the evening through Saturday with several inches to blanket New Jersey. 

The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a Winter Storm Watch through Saturday evening for the entire Mid-Atlantic and Northeast regions for the ...

Township of Nutley Celebrates Heart Health Month

Nutley - Commissioner John V. Kelly and the staff of Nutley Health Department, would like to remind residents that February is American Heart Health Month, and encourage all citizens in Nutley to show their support in preventing heart disease by learning more about heart health, eating a healthy diet and maintaining an active lifestyle.

Since 1963, February has been celebrated ...

Here's How Nutley Residents Can Receive 4 Free, At-Home Rapid COVID-19 Tests By Mail

UNITED STATES - Beginning Wednesday, January 19, at-home, rapid COVID-19 tests will be available for all American households, announced the Biden Administration. 

According to the administrations, testing is an important tool to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19. Public health experts and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommend that Americans use at-home ...

Kanopy Kids Now Added To Nutley Public Library Digital Collection

Nutley Public Library has just added access to video-streaming platform Kanopy! You can now choose from a selection of over 30,000 documentaries, classic and indie films including the Great Courses for free with your valid Nutley Public Library card! There are titles for all ages!

You can view 6 titles per month. Simply download the app or access online and start enjoying. Kanopy is ...

Official Notice 2022 Township of Nutley Board of Commissioners Meetings

January 21, 2022


PLEASE TAKE NOTICE, that the regularly scheduled meetings of the Board of Commissioners will take place via ZOOM Webinar for the remainder of 2022. Members of the Public may participate by utilizing the following access:

Join from a PC, Mac, iPad, iPhone or Android device: Please click this URL to ...

Official Notice: Nutley Board of Education Special Meeting Jan. 20, 2022

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 at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, January 20, 2022. This will be an in-person meeting at the John H. Walker Middle School cafeteria. Upon opening the meeting, the Board will immediately go into closed Executive Session. 

Public Action will not be ...

Rotary Clubs Donate Hand Sanitizers, Face Masks for Passaic Valley Communities

January 27, 2022

  TOTOWA, N.J. - A spirit of caring and generosity filled the Department of Public Works on Wednesday, when representatives from Rotary International donated a large amount of hand sanitizers and face masks to the three mayors of Totowa, Woodland Park, and Little Falls in order to be distributed to their communities in the face of the ongoing pandemic

According to John G.

Long Time Political Operative Pleads Guilty in Murder for Hire Plot

JERSEY CITY, NJ - The mysterious 2014 murder of a Jersey City political operative was resolved this week, when Sean Caddle, 44, a New Jersey-based political consultant, admitted to hiring two men to kill a longtime associate who had worked for him on various political campaigns, U.S. Attorney Philip R. Sellinger announced Thursday.

Caddle, of Hamburg, pleaded guilty by video conference before ...

Happily Ever Crafters hosted by Township of Nutley Department of Parks and Recreation


Mayor Mauro G. Tucci and the Department of Parks and Recreation announce registration is now open for “Happily Ever Crafter’s” for toddlers.

This class will be a fun way to build early literacy skills, creativity, and social skills. Each class will include an entertaining story read aloud, a craft to coincide with our ...

Nutley "Aspiring Authors" Creative Writing / Reading—6 Week Program at Parks and Rec

Registration Now Open for - “Aspiring Authors”

Mayor Mauro G. Tucci and the Department of Parks and Recreation are pleased to open registration for “Aspiring Authors”.

This program is open to Nutley residents in grades 1 through 6.  Classes will be held on Thursdays beginning January 6, 2022 and will run for 6 weeks.  The fee for this program is 50.00 ...

NJ 11th For Change Statement on the Removal of Sweeney and the Appointment of Matos from the NJ Legislative Apportionment Commission

January 26, 2022

NJ 11th For Change applauds Chairman Jones’ decision to replace former Senate President Steve Sweeney on the New Jersey Legislative Apportionment Commission.

Sweeney’s decision to appoint himself to the commission was always bad for New Jersey. His longstanding ties to unelected party boss George Norcross, his open and self-serving alliance with former Governor Chris ...

Keeping the Dream of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Alive

With the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday just around the corner, it got me thinking about an article I read back in 2019. Found on the NBC News section, Better by Today, the article, “Meaningful Ways to Celebrate Martin Luther King Day for Kids and Adults,” was authored by Nicole Spector. At this time, she found her positivity level lacking and was having difficulty seeing the United ...

Delayed Opening for Nutley Public Schools Thurs. Jan 20, 2022

January 19, 2022

Based on the weather forecast of a 90% chance of snow between 6am and 8am, the Nutley Public Schools will have a 90-minute Delayed Opening for Thursday, January 20th.

Nutley High School will begin at 9:35am, John H Walker Middle School at 9:40am, and all elementary schools at 10:00am.

Zero-period classes at NHS and WMS are cancelled.

The morning Extended Day program is cancelled.

AM ...

Former Newark Police Chief Campos Announces Another Bid for East Ward Council Seat

January 23, 2022

NEWARK, NJ — Anthony Campos, a former Newark police chief, announced Saturday that he will run again for Newark City Council’s East Ward seat in the city’s May 2022 non-partisan municipal election, setting off what is anticipated to be a three-way battle for the seat.

Campos announced his candidacy in front of a crowd of supporters at his new campaign office, located on Ferry ...

When Every Vote Counts, Market Your Candidacy Locally on TAPinto Nutley

The recent election in New Jersey told us one clear thing:  except perhaps in the bluest of blue and the reddest of red areas, elections in New Jersey are now competitive at every level of government.  In many districts fewer than 1,000 votes decided the winner and in some, just a handful of votes one way or the other would have changed who won.  When every vote counts, there is no ...

Montclair BOE Candidates to Square-off in League of Women Voters Forum, Feb. 17

MONTCLAIR, NJ - The League of Women Voters (LWV) of the Montclair Area will be hosting a virtual BOE Candidates Forum on Thursday, February 17 from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m, LWV officials announced.  This will be the first time that LWV will be moderating a Board of Education Candidates forum in Montclair since Montclair voters elected to change the township’s Type I ...


Eisai Pharmaceuticals to Occupy Iconic Tower at On3 in Nutley February 2022

January 4, 2022

NUTLEY, NJ - Eisai, an oncology and neurology-focused pharmaceutical company, is moving to Nutley in February. The Japanese firm will occupy the entire iconic 15-story International style tower that anchors the life-science campus straddling the border of the Township of Nutley and City of Clifton.

Presently based in Woodcliff Lake NJ, the company will relocate ...

Prism is Not 'At War' with Nutley

Dear Nutley Taxpayers,

I am sure you have noticed that your Commissioners are spending a lot of time on social media and on publishing Letters to The Editor at TAPinto Nutley, criticizing and
taking pot shots at Prism and the sweeping success we have had in rebuilding ON3, the former Roche Campus. Apparently, your commissioners used tax dollars to hire a public relations firm, ...

The Sailor's Bookshelf: 50 Books to know the Sea by Adm. James Stavridis, USN (Ret.)

The Sailor’s Bookshelf: Fifty Books to Know the Sea by Admiral James Stavridis, USN (RET.) (Naval Institute Press, 2021).


The first review that I published with the tapinto franchise was entitled 50 Books That Went to War. That volume recounted the books that were popular with the men and women who served our country during World War II. The fascinating list of works, which ...

Autopsy by Patricia Cornwell

Autopsy by Patricia Cornwell. (William Morrow, 2021)


Harry Bosch. Tempe Brennan. Peter Decker. Lincoln Rhyme. Alex Cross. These are the fictional crime fighters that have captured my imagination for decades. Without a doubt, however, my favorite character in hard core detective literature is Dr. Kay Scarpetta, medical examiner, created by Patricia Cornwell. Scarpetta is a hard ...

Overcoming Dr. Martin Luther King Jr’s “Mountains” Might Be the Key to Ending the Pandemic

January 16, 2022

“We are all caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. And what affects one directly affects all indirectly. For some strange reason, I can never be what I ought to be until you are what you ought to be. And you can never be what you ought to be until I am what I ought to be.” – The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Last week, ...

To Sir Sidney Poitier, With Love

A person who uses their talents to make a meaningful positive impact on society is to be celebrated.

Sidney Poitier's career was beautiful art, not just because he was successful, but because he was successful challenging racism in Hollywood and the United States as a whole.

He used his talent and profession to be a change maker.

He was a barrier breaker, an effective active ...

New Book Combines Classic Cocktails and True Crime Stories

December 5, 2021

If you’re throwing a themed party or looking to curl up with some scintillating stories and a nightcap, “Mixology and Murder” by Kierra Sondereker (Ulysses Press; October 2021) has what you’re looking for.

“‘Mixology and Murder’ is a combination of two things I really enjoy — cocktails and true crime stories,” said author Kierra Sondereker, ...

New Jersey Date Night: Celebrate Hanukkah With Some of NJ’s Best Doughnuts

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

Whether you personally celebrate Hanukkah or have friends who do, there are a lot of takeaways from this well-known yet not major Jewish holiday. Much like an action film of today, Hanukkah features conflict between the Maccabees and the Seleucids, a sacred temple as a backdrop and of course a supply chain ...

Back to the Days of Future Past

Happy New Year’s y’all!

Time to whip out the party hats, reminisce about the year that was, and make resolutions for the year to come.

Unfortunately, this is not always easy to do, which is why we blow out party horns and drink too much champagne.

Last year at this time I looked optimistically forward to a productive year without face masks or zoom calls. Needless to say, it ...

The Shortest Month is Long on Activities at the Nutley Public Library

January 27, 2022

The Nutley Public Library Is Open!  

The health and safety of our patrons, staff, and the community at large is our highest priority during this challenging time.  The library is open full hours with many socially distanced programs in place, as well as computer use, printing, photocopying, document scanning, notary service, iPads and the Story Time Room.  Masks ...

Public Relations Firm Caryl Communications Announces Ownership Change

HOBOKEN, NJ - Public relations and marketing firm Caryl Communications has launched a new chapter with the transfer of ownership to long-time team member Sandy Crisafulli. The move coincides with the retirement of Caryl Bixon-Gordon, who founded the award-winning agency in 1984.  

Crisafulli, a resident of Kingston, ...

Spencer Savings Bank Donates $75,000 to the American Red Cross to Support Communities Across U.S. In Wake of Recent Tornado Devastation


Spencer Savings Bank Donates $75,000 to the American Red Cross to Support Communities Across U.S. In Wake of Recent Tornado Devastation


Anita Guerrero (SSB): 201-703-3800 x8421

VP, Corporate Communications Director

Spencer Savings Bank Donates $75,000 to the American Red Cross to Support Communities Across U.S. In Wake of Recent ...

Maternal Health Awareness Day is Jan. 23

Did you know that the United States is the only developed country in the world with a rising maternal mortality rate? Despite advances in medicine, maternal health remains a serious issue in the United States. Maternal health refers to the health of women during pregnancy, childbirth, and the postnatal period.

Racial inequalities are extremely prevalent regarding maternal mortality; Black ...

The Jaffe Briefing - January 27, 2022

LAKEWOOD – Does this sound like a school board meeting or a backroom Mafia confab? Check out the plot line: The school board is planning to pay off a former school administrator, following her claims of being fired for cooperating with an FBI sting operation. No one is talking at the moment about the amount of cash in the proverbial envelope passed under the table, or the info she ...


The Hackensack Meridian Health family has lost a beloved leader, and we have lost a true ...
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Nutley Police Detective and Decorated Vietnam War Veteran John T. Barry, age 73, passed away ...
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TAPinto Publisher Bobbie Peer Expands Ownership, Acquiring Two More Local Sites

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ — Bobbie Peer is clear about what she is and what she is not.

"I'm not a journalist, I'm the first to tell you that. I'm a marketing person that runs a business," Peer said.

Peer owns five TAPinto sites. In October 2021, Peer became the publisher of TAPinto Basking Ridge and TAPinto Bernardsville/Bedminister. She started ...

Better Understanding of Social Media Will Lead to Better Results

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ — Often media companies treat all social media channels the same. They post the same content the same way on each channel, often using a service that automatically makes the posts. The best strategy for social media for your business is one that is tailored to the platform you’re using.

The hottest and most-used platform right now is TikTok. According to ...

TAPinto Recognizes Local Sites in Annual Awards

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ — TAPinto is recognizing three of its local news sites for excellence in 2021.

"TAPinto's 2021 award winners best exemplify the characteristics that are key to success here at TAPinto:  a commitment to providing high-quality objective local news, a passion for entrepreneurship, and a dedication to teamwork," Michael Shapiro, Founder and CEO of ...