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 ...

Upcoming Events


Mon, January 24, 3:30 PM

Dept. of Public Affairs , Nutley

Nutley Community Blood Drive Honoring Keith Jaret

Giving Back Health & Wellness


Sat, January 29, 12:00 PM

Pequannock Township Parks and Recreation, Pompton Plains

Spring is Coming-Women Golfers Wanted!



Sat, January 29, 7:30 PM

New Jersey Performing Arts Center, Newark

New Jersey Symphony Orchestra: 2022 Lunar New ...

Arts & Entertainment


Sat, February 5, 12:00 PM

Pequannock Township Parks and Recreation, Pompton Plains

Spring is Coming-Women Golfers Wanted!


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

January 18, 2022

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 ...

Township of Nutley Announces January COVID-19 Booster Clinic

NUTLEY, NJ - The Township of Nutley Department of Public Affairs announced a Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine Booster Clinic for residents 18 years old and older taking place this month.  

Nutley residents that have received BOTH doses of the Moderna or Pfizer Covid-19 Vaccine or the single dose Johnson and Johnson/Jansen vaccine, are now able to receive a booster dose. Interested ...

Danny Carnicella Elected Nutley Board of Education President, Salvatore Ferraro VEEP

NUTLEY, NJ - By unanimous vote of the trustees serving on the Nutley Board of Education, Danny Carnicella was named president of the local school board. Salvatore Ferraro was named Vice President. 

The selection of president and vice president took place after the swearing in of new trustees.

Essex County Clerk Christopher J. Durkin swore in returning trustee Kenneth J. Reilly, ...

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 ...

Tap into Discovery at the Nutley Public Library

Find out what all the hoopla is about...Instantly available 24/7 - FREE with your library card!

The Nutley Public Library is excited to announce that we have added hoopla to our digital collection! hoopla is a digital service that provides access to over 700,000 ebooks, audiobooks, comics/graphic novels, full music albums, movies and TV.

Go to with your valid ...

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 ...

Little Falls' Peckman River Project to Receive Federal Funding

January 21, 2022

LITTLE FALLS, N.J. - The Army Corps of Engineers (ACOE) announced it would fully fund the Peckman River Basin Project. The project would mitigate flooding through a combination of a diversion culvert connecting the Peckman and Passaic Rivers; associated weirs; levees and flood walls; channel modifications; and nonstructural measures.

The funding, which was specifically requested by Rep. Mikie ...

Paterson City Council: 'Just Say No' to Pot in Public Spaces

PATERSON, NJ – The Paterson City Council approved an ordinance to ban Cannabis use in public places,  at their Tuesday meeting.

“I have gotten complaints of individuals smoking in areas like the park, and they’re with their children and the amount of smell that is around their families,” Council President Maritza Davila said. “In respecting that and ...

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 ...

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

January 15, 2022

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 ...

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, ...

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 ...

‘Give Kids a Smile’ Program to Provide Free Dental Care at Hackensack Meridian Mountainside Medical Center

January 22, 2022

MONTCLAIR, New Jersey, -- Hackensack Meridian Mountainside Medical Center will participate in the American Dental Association’s “Give Kids a Smile” program on Friday, February 4, to provide free dental care for children 12 years old and younger.

“Nearly one in four children under the age of five already has cavities,” said Aneta Wojcik, D.D.S., director of ...

Essex County Executive DiVincenzo Thanks Community For Generous Contributions Made During Annual Essex County Holiday Lights Spectacular

West Orange, NJ – Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. announced that 111,201 people visited the Annual Essex County Holiday Lights Spectacular at Turtle Back Zoo and more than 18 tons of non-perishable food, clothing and toys were collected for those in need. Both the attendance and amount of items collected are the second-highest totals in the 13-year history the ...

Hackensack Meridian Mountainside Medical Center Launches Contest to Name Surgical Robot

MONTCLAIR, NJ – Hackensack Meridian Mountainside Medical Center has launched a “Name the Robot Contest” for the hospital’s Stryker Mako robotic surgical system.  The hospital is inviting local community members to put their creative thinking caps on and suggest a nickname for the robot.

The entry form is accessible on the hospital’s website at ...

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 21, 2022

TRENTON – Calm minds may try to keep it all in perspective, others may howl from the rooftops about a toxic chemical detected in South Jersey’s drinking supply. New Jersey American Water discovered “1,4-Dioxane,” a byproduct of plastic manufacturing that is considered a likely carcinogen, New Jersey Monitor reports. The chemical was found in early 2020 (uh, two years ago) ...


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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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 ...

TAPinto Recognizes Local News Sites With One Million Plus Pageviews in 2021

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ — TAPinto Founder and CEO Michael Shapiro is congratulating eight TAPinto local news sites with more than one million pageviews in 2021.

"The site traffic of these TAPinto sites is tremendous and a testament to the high-quality, original local news stories each of them produces every day," Shapiro said.  "It demonstrates once again that ...

TAPinto Announces State News Section: 'News Around New Jersey'

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ — TAPinto has launched a new section for statewide news in New Jersey.  News Around New Jersey has stories that impact residents all over the state - from decisions made by state and local leaders to pending legislation in Trenton to business newsmakers in New Jersey.

Veteran journalist and New Jersey native Kristina Behr reports on original content ...