Are you preparing to return to work? NJ TRANSIT is ready for you.

NEW JERSEY — The pandemic resulted in a unique work-from-home model for many New Jersey residents, with a “new normal” evolving as infection rates decline.

While some employers may intend to keep remote work options in place, a growing trend reveals many companies transitioning back to in-person workplaces.

Roadways already show evidence of rush-hour congestion as workers ...

What is a Wasp

Every year, around 62 people die from hornet, wasp, or bee stings. These creatures may be little, but they can be very dangerous if you or someone you know has an allergy. 

You may be allergic to a particular insect, which means it's important to know the difference between them.

So what is a wasp? And how can you identify them? We'll discuss these ...

Upcoming Events

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Sat, July 31, 10:00 AM

The Newark Museum of Art, Newark

Arts in the Garden: Peter and the Wolf Family ...

Arts & Entertainment

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Sat, July 31, 11:15 AM

Adult School Dept of Montclair Public Library, Montclair

Golf - Outdoor - In Person

Sports

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Sun, August 1, 9:00 AM

Nutley Municipal Lot 7, Nutley

Nutley Sunday Farmers Market

Food & Drink

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Sun, August 1, 9:00 AM

Town Hall Parking Lot , Little Falls

Little Falls Sunday Farmers Market

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Back to School Sports Physicals – An Important Health Screening

July 27, 2021

It’s back to school time, when we have a ton of things to check off the list: new books and supplies, new clothes, enrolling our children in sports, activities and more. Before completely checking off sports, consider getting your child a sports physical. A sports physical can help ensure children and teens are prepared to participate in athletics. It’s also a great opportunity to ...

Nutley's September to Remember Fireworks Spectacular Featuring the Duprees Scheduled for Friday Sept. 17, 2021

Mayor Mauro G. Tucci and the Nutley Board of Commissioners are pleased to announce “September to Remember” a Fireworks Spectacular featuring the fabulous sounds of The DUPREES. This event has been scheduled for Friday, September 17, 2021 at 6:30 p.m.  on Franklin Avenue between Chestnut Street and Church Street.

Michael Chieffo of DJMC Entertainment will open the evening with ...

Nutley's Fireworks to Celebrate Resilience of American Democracy During 'September to Remember'

NUTLEY, NJ — Shortly after the Township of Nutley announced the date of the postponed Independence Day celebration, the talking heads of social media began to condemn  the decision. Mayor Mauro Tucci, speaking on behalf of the Board of Commissioners, referred to the events as a 'September to Remember,' celebrating the resiliency of American democracy. 

The ...

Official Notice: Nutley Board of Education Retreat

June 29, 2021

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 Board Retreat on Wednesday, July 7, 2021 at
5:00 pm in the Media Center at the John H. Walker Middle School to discuss district and board goals for 2021-2022.

Official Notice: Nutley Board of Education In-Person Meetings Through Jan 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 Public Meetings at 6:30 pm in the John H.
Walker Middle School auditorium.

The agenda to the extent known will be available prior to the meeting on the Board website at https://nutleyschools.org or may be requested from the Board Secretary ...

Autism Awareness Month in Nutley as Seen 'In The Eyes of Alex '

April is Autism Awareness Month. Supporters across the country illuminate blue bulbs to mark the occasion and raise awareness. The Township of Nutley takes it a step further by illuminating municipal buildings in blue light for the entire month of April. 

Autism Awareness is not just limited to Nutley. In Paterson, the renovation of Lou Costello Park includes features ...

Maplewood Firefighters Strike Down House Fire

July 27, 2021

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Shortly after 5:00pm, the Maplewood Fire Department received notice of that a neighbor, Jurgens Bauer, had called 911 to advise that the house next door at 31 Salter Place was on fire, and they immediately responded. Since the report from the emergency call center stated it was a structure fire, South Orange Fire Department immediately sent one engine to provide mutual aid.

$250 Gun Buy Back In Essex County Coming in August

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Acting Attorney General Andrew J. Bruck announced gun buyback events in Passaic, Essex and Atlantic counties, and East Orange has one of the sites.

The "Guns for Cash" buy back program is in partnership with Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia Valdes, acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens II and acting Atlantic County Prosecutor Cary ...

Rutgers Alum Who Co-Starred With Orson Welles, Flew Missions Over Occupied Europe, Turns 100

July 27, 2021

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - He was on his way to England via Africa, a young man born in 1920 to Russian Jewish immigrants in New York City. As a newly minted Air Force navigator, his mission was to deliver a B-24 bomber and its 10-man crew to an airbase in Britain. It was nighttime in the Sahara. As he looked at the moon, he remembered how “terribly romantic and freezing cold” the night ...

On National New Jersey Day, Survey Says "NJ Is America's Best State to Live In"

NEW JERSEY -- A new study by WalletHub ranks New Jersey as the Best State to Live In.

The annual listing gave the Garden State high ranks for safety, education and healthcare, and quality of life. It ranked 49th in affordability, however.

New Jersey edged Massachusetts for the top spot, while neighboring New York came in third. New Mexico was rated the worst state. 

“You ...

Nutley Author Michael Perrota Virtual Meet & Greet

Join the Friends of the Nutley Public Library

for a Virtual Meet & Greet with Local Author Michael Perrota 

Monday, July 19, 2021 at 7:00 PM via Zoom

To register, please visit: https://bccls.libcal.com/event/796140.

Local Author Michael Perrota will be holding a virtual Meet & Greet and book talk to support the Friends of the Nutley Public ...

Expanded Hours & Services at Nutley Public Library:

The Nutley Public Library opened the week of July 6, 2021, with expanded hours and services! Social distanced computer use, indoor seating, newspapers, outdoor programming, and more, are now available! We look forward to seeing you! Visit the Library's website for additional information: https://nutleypubliclibrary.org/

In Season: The Best Ways to Cook NJ Sweet Corn

July 28, 2021

NEW JERSEY — New Jersey sweet corn is in season until the beginning of September. Take advantage of this local summer veggie by eating it as soon as possible after it’s picked — the sugar turns to starch as it ages.

For storage, keep fresh corn on the cob in the husk in the fridge. Once you’re ready to enjoy your corn, remove the husk and silk, wash it and try one of ...

The Secrets Behind the Deliciousness of NJ Summer Tomatoes

NEW JERSEY — For many who call the Garden State home, summer tastes like the first bite of a ripe, juicy Jersey tomato plucked fresh from a roadside farm stand or local farmers market.

But for every delicate tomato dripping with flavor we devour on the spot or place ever so carefully in our canvas bag to bring home from the market, we struggle to understand its secrets. What makes the ...

Nutley Board of Education Offers Congratulations to NHS Class of 2021

June 22, 2021

Dear Students in the Class of 2021,

What a year! We must take a moment to recognize all you have accomplished amidst the most unique and challenging 15-month period. When you entered Nutley High School, four years ago, no one would have imagined what your  junior and senior years would have been like. 

Please know that you have impressed not only your principals, parents, teachers ...

Results May Vary

I took some time off recently to work on my beach body.

I was shamed into taking this drastic action after learning that a dead whale had washed ashore just north of San Francisco. The maritime behemoth, a 40-foot, 8-ton gray whale, died of blunt force trauma after being struck by a ship.

I don’t know, this seems to me a bit like wandering into your backyard and being run over by a ...

Letter to the Editor from NJDA Secretary Fisher concerning Spotted Lanternfly

July 6, 2021

New Jersey residents continue to be extremely concerned about the invasive Spotted Lanternfly (SLF), leading the New Jersey Department of Agriculture to field many phone calls, emails, and other messages asking what residents can do when they find SLF in their communities.

SLF, Lycorma delicatula, is a relatively new pest to the United States, initially discovered in Berks ...

Juneteenth: Why It Should Be Celebrated By All Americans

Juneteenth – it is a term heard more and more in the last several years, yet many people have no idea what it is. It is viewed by Black Americans as their Freedom or Emancipation Day, their Jubilee Day, their Black Independence Day. So, how did Juneteenth become “. . . the most popular annual celebration of emancipation from slavery in the United States?”*

The term is a ...

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Marriott AC/Element Hotel Approved for On3 campus on Nutley / Clifton Border

July 22, 2021

NUTLEY, NJ — The City of Clifton approved the final site plan for the dual-brand hotel with rooftop bar at the On3 campus located on the Nutley / Clifton border.

The 266-room Marriott AC/Element Hotel will feature both limited-service and extended-stay options. Situated along NJ Rt. 3, the hotel guests will have easy access On3's corporate tenants, as well as Montclair State ...

Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine and Seton Hall University Opioid Conference to Feature Addiction Experts Working to Combat National Crisis

NUTLEY, NJ – Experts from Seton Hall University and Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine will host a virtual conference July 30 to address the record number of opioid deaths in the nation, treatment options and training clinicians to prescribe addiction medication.

The virtual conference, “Recovery from Opioid Use Disorders: State-of-the-Art Science to Advance Clinical ...

Potosnak Condemns Ciattarelli’s Horrible Anti-LGBT Platform

July 16, 2021

Ed Potosnak, an openly gay member of the Franklin Township Board of Education issued the following statement in his personal capacity in response to Gubernatorial Candidate Jack Ciattarelli’s homophobic comments:

“I am shocked and dismayed to learn Jack Ciattarelli is trying to win over votes on the backs of LGBT neighbors, parents, first responders, workers and ...

The Blue Suit and the Story of January 6th

Six months ago today I wore this blue suit as I cleaned the Capitol after the insurrection, now I just donated it to the Smithsonian. January 6th must never be forgotten. While some try to erase history, I will fight to tell the story so it never happens again.

Let me share with you my story.

When the Smithsonian asked me to donate the blue suit, I thought about how the suit itself is ...

Nutley Public Library Programs for August 2021

July 30, 2021

August 2-31 – Teen Sewing Workshops – Pick-up a sewing supply kit at the library and work a special project following a how-to video.  For all skill levels:  beginners to experts!  For teens entering grades 6-12 in Fall 2021.  Sign up at teenservices.nutleypubliclibrary.org

Monday, August 2 at 6:30 p.m. – Among us Game Club ...

Rep. Sherrill Votes for Crucial Funding for Capitol Police, National Guard, Afghan SIVs Program

House Passes Emergency Funding to Reimburse the Capitol Police and National Guard for Security Measures After January 6 Attacks, Expand the Afghan Special Immigrant Visa program
 

Washington, DC–– Today, Representative Mikie Sherrill (NJ-11) voted for emergency supplemental funding to reimburse the United States Capitol Police and the National Guard for expenses incurred ...

RWJBarnabas Health Mandates COVID Vaccination for All Team Members

West Orange, NJ – RWJBarnabas Health, the largest academic health care system in New Jersey, is extending its COVID-19 vaccine mandate to all RWJBarnabas Health staff including all employees, new employees and medical staff. The deadline for full vaccination and completion of the second dose is October 15, 2021. 

RWJBarnabas Health recently mandated vaccination ...

To the Dickens with Dickens

With so much emphasis being placed on STEM today, Language Arts (formerly known as English) has become less significant in the school curriculum. Grammar, punctuation, spelling, and vocabulary are touched on, but not emphasized as they used to be. Even cursive writing has been dropped from many school districts.

When I started teaching in 1972 the basics were covered in the freshman and ...

Obituaries

Dec 22, 1996 - Jun 26, 2021
Michael Robert Cammett, Jr.,24, of North Arlington, New Jersey, passed away on Saturday June 26, ...
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Sep 1, 1948 - Jun 6, 2021
James J. Cozzarelli, Jr., a funeral director and long-time resident of Belleville, N.J., entered ...
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The Jaffe Briefing - July 29, 2021

TRENTON – So, yeah, masks are now “strongly recommended” indoors where there are crowds, says Gov. Phil Murphy, following the latest federal guidance. While this is a sensible request, as the COVID numbers rise in the state, not everyone is on board. Just ask super-conservative Sen. Michael Doherty, who dashed off a press release saying: “The Murphy administration ...

5 Minute Intervals Or 30 Minutes At Once: Which Is Better?

Squeezing in time to exercise can be challenging, especially if you juggle a hectic schedule. But staying physically active is one of the most important things you can do for your health as you age.

Given the increasing popularity of 5-minute interval workouts (or High-Intensity Interval Training – HIIT), swapping short bursts of moderately intense and vigorous aerobic exercise followed ...

8 Simple Activities To Enjoy With Your Grandkids

Spending quality time with your grandkids (and kids) adds joy and laughter to any given day. Just basking in a child’s boundless energy and carefree silliness can boost your mood and make you smile. But joining in the fun also keeps you physically and mentally active – and research shows that multigenerational interaction is good for older adults and kids.

 

If you’re ...

Bring the Sunshine Indoors With These 4 Simple Décor Ideas

As summer approaches, everyone is eager to spend more time outside enjoying the sun. It’s also the perfect time to transition your home décor to reflect the added daylight and brightness outside. If you’re ready to bring more of the sunshine inside this season, here are four great ways to easily update your décor for a lighter and brighter feeling.

Clean and ...

How to Incorporate Chalk Paint Into Your Next Project

Chalk paint is all the rage for that cozy richness it gives to furniture, décor, and even walls. The matte finish adds a softness to bold colors and a thickness that covers even the most worn down surfaces.

 

Home decorating moguls love chalk paint, and now you can, too - here’s the lowdown on why, where, and how to use chalk paint for your next DIY decorating ...

TAPinto Denville Franchisee Joins Senior Team of African American Chamber of Commerce of NJ

DENVILLE, NJ -- The African American Chamber of Commerce of New Jersey (AACCNJ) announced the addition of Ferlanda Fox Nixon, Esq. -- franchisee, publisher, and editor of TAPinto Denville -- as chief of policy and government affairs. 

AACCNJ is a proactive advocacy group that provides a platform for New Jersey’s African-American business leaders to speak with a ...

Lifelong Journalist Finds Way To Keep News Passion Alive By Launching TAPinto Chatham

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - To reporters, news is more than a job, it’s a passion. For Ed Barmakian, news is his whole life. And when he saw his passion was in danger, he found a way to evolve to meet the times rather than lose what he loves. 

Barmakian launched TAPinto Chatham in July of 2013. He had recently retired from the Star Ledger after 33 as a sports journalist and editor. His ...

Summer Ad Trends That Help Your Business Beat The Heat And The Competition

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Summer is back and so are customers! With the worst of COVID-19 hopefully behind us, people are more excited than ever to get outside and enjoy the warm weather. For your business, this could be a huge opportunity to draw in new customers and gain additional revenue you may have lost during last year’s lockdown. 

With consumers looking to shop locally now more ...

Shapiro: The Foxes are Winning: Partisan Local News Sites are Getting the Upperhand

Back in October, I wrote about the launch of partisan local news sites and how they were filling the void in local news in towns across the country. Since then, the amount of such sites has grown from a few hundred to more than 1,000. While some high-quality objective local news sites have launched since then, they are being dwarfed in size and scale by the partisan sites.

One ...