Bloomfield, Belleville Still on Boil Water Advisory; Nutley Water Remains Safe

August 10, 2022

NUTLEY, NJ - Tuesday morning Aug. 9, a 72-inch water main broke in Branch Brook Park on the border of Newark and neighboring Belleville. At roughly the same time a water main broke on Van Winkle Ave. in Nutley leading to a flood of rumors about the safety of Nutley water. 

At no time was a boil water advisory issued for Nutley as the local break was not related to the events in ...

10 Simple Steps to Save Water This Summer

TRENTON, NJ - Given the drier than usual conditions this summer in New Jersey, the NJDEP is encouraging New Jersey residents and businesses to conserve water.

The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection is responsible for monitoring and protecting the state’s water supply to ensure ample clean, safe water for drinking and other needs. DEP’s Division of Water ...

Nutley Relay for Life to Take Over Memorial Park August 19

NUTLEY, NJ - Friday Night's Alright for Fightin' ... Cancer! Join neighbors, friends, and friends you haven't met yet in Nutley's Memorial Park on Aug. 19, as Nutley Relay for Life 2022 returns!

Usually held in May, this year's event was postponed due to weather. From 6:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Friday Aug. 19

Not on a team yet, don't fret, you can sign up and ...

The G.O.A.T Says Farewell, Serena Williams Announces Exit on Pages of Vogue

The phrase “all good things must come to an end” is one of those statements that no matter how much you try to fight it, you can never become victorious.

This is the case for the career of Serena Williams. The legend of Williams has delighted us for over two decades, but just as she told Vogue Magazine, it is time for her to reach another chapter in her life.

Since 1995, ...

TAPinto Reader Mail Bag: Not Shy About Speaking Up!

NEW JERSEY — TAPinto's News Around New Jersey readers had a lot to say recently about our recent stories focusing on guns, red-light-running and the money perks for those running the most powerful union in New Jersey.

The biggest response was about a foundation report on what the top officials of the New Jersey Education Association were earning in salaries and from a separate ...

New Jersey’s Disabled Community Feels Inflation the Most

Whether we push a shopping cart down the supermarket aisle or order through a delivery app, all New Jerseyans are noticing that grocery prices are on the rise. 

The cost of buying food has increased by 9.1% over the past year, according to government data released last month. Combined with fluctuating gas prices, rising rents as well as interest rates, inflation is forcing many of us to ...

5 Steps to Crush Conflict

Conflict is a natural and inescapable part of living. When embraced, positive conflict can even be a catalyst for change. But when conflict isn't managed correctly, it can create a competitive, damaging, and unhealthy environment. 

Discerning when to enter a conflict, when to avoid it, and most importantly, how to deal with it is key to improving relationships and preventing future ...

Inside Nutley Podcast Episode 2 with Commissioner Mauro G. Tucci

The second edition of the 'Inside Nutley' Podcast is now available. This month’s episode features Commissioner Mauro G. Tucci.

Hosted by lifelong resident Thomas Greco, the monthly podcast provides a look at current town issues, explores how the town is moving forward and answers questions from Nutley residents.

Commissioner Tucci covers a wide range of topics including the ...

National Suicide Prevention Hotline Dial 988

Since 2008, suicide has ranked as the tenth leading cause of death in the United States. Suicide claimed the lives of more than 44,000 Americans in 2020, and evidence suggests that the COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated suicidal thoughts and actions.

In partial response to these staggering statistics, a nationwide Mental Health Crisis number - 988 - will roll out this Saturday, July 16, ...

August 2022 Programs at Nutley Public Library

2022 Summer Reading Program – Sign up for the library’s summer reading program “Oceans of Possibilities” for a chance to win prizes like gift cards, a Turtleback Zoo family pass, and a Nintendo Switch just by reading!  For all ages:  babies to adults.  Register at nutleypubliclibrary.beanstack.org.

Summer Teen Volunteering - through ...

July 2022 Events and Programs at the Nutley Public Library

The library is open full hours with in-person programs in place, as well as computer use, printing, photocopying, document scanning, notary service, iPads, children’s activities, and the Story Time Room.  Pandemic guidelines are subject to change based on CDC, NJ State and local recommendations. 

For additional information, please visit:  nutleypubliclibrary.org, call ...

Official Notice: Nutley Board of Education Retreat July 20, 2022 (Revised)

July 18, 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 Board Retreat on Wednesday, July 20, 2022 at 5:30pm in the Media Center at the John H. Walker Middle School to discuss district and board goals for 2022-2023.

NO PUBLIC ACTION WILL BE TAKEN. 

Official Notice: Nutley Public Schools Public Meeting Date Change / New Date

In accordance with the Open Public Meetings Act, P.L. 1975c. 231, this is to advise that the Nutley Board of Education is canceling the schedule Board Meeting on Thursday, October 20, 2022 and rescheduling the Board Meeting for Monday, October 17, 2022.

This meeting will still be held at the Nutley High School auditorium at 6:30pm.

Passaic County Breaks Ground on Garret Mountain Phase II Project

August 7, 2022

WOODLAND PARK, NJ - The Passaic County Commissioners were joined by officials from Paterson, Clifton, and Woodland Park and stakeholders to break ground on the Garret Mountain Phase II Improvements Project.

The goal of this project is to provide new recreational amenities and improvements to Garret Mountain Reservation in the vicinity of the Auto Overlook area. The improvements are ...

Lawsuit Claims Union County Police ‘Old Boys Club’ Members Get Pass on Misconduct

UNION COUNTY, NJ — The Union County Police Department contains an “Old Boys Club” whose white, male members police Chief J. Chris Debbie allows to violate laws, a lawsuit brought by Sgt. Homero Almanzar against the department claims.

Almanzar, a retired U.S. Army disabled combat veteran described as Hispanic/Latino, is experiencing “a significant disparity” in ...

Tom Gargiulo’s Summer Baseball Leadership Camp Offers Top Quality Experience for Children

The best baseball camps in New Jersey are considered by some young players and their parents to be the first step on the way to molding superior athletes. Commissioner Mauro G. Tucci is pleased to announce Tom Gargiulo’s Summer Baseball Leadership Camp to the Parks and Recreation Department’s line up of summer activities.  The skills involved in baseball are shared through the ...

School Threat Assessment Team Requirement

August 10, 2022

To the Editor,

In the wake of never-ending tragic school shootings, New Jersey has established a requirement for Threat Assessment Teams in all schools.  These teams will provide assistance in identifying students of concern, assess those students’ risk for engaging in violence, deliver intervention strategies to reduce the risk of violence in schools, and foster a secure school ...

Inclusive Curriculum Is Important, Although Some Are Against It

After watching a recent East Brunswick Board of Education meeting, I find it necessary to voice my concerns due to comments made regarding the terms cisgender, intersex, non-binary, and transgender. The very fact that one of our own Board of Ed members admitted that he doesn’t know what some of these terms mean makes it that more obvious why this curriculum is necessary. For someone ...

School Threat Assessment Team Requirement

August 10, 2022

To the Editor,

In the wake of never-ending tragic school shootings, New Jersey has established a requirement for Threat Assessment Teams in all schools.  These teams will provide assistance in identifying students of concern, assess those students’ risk for engaging in violence, deliver intervention strategies to reduce the risk of violence in schools, and foster a secure school ...

NJ Town to Put Open Space Tax Referendum on November Ballot

GLEN ROCK, NJ - The Borough Council has approved an open space tax, half of a cent per $100 of assessed value, for the November ballot.

On August 3, at a special meeting, the council unanimously approved the $.005 tax. Language for the referendum is due to the county election office by August 19.

Council member Amy Martin was not in attendance.

Mayor Kristine Morieko said there will ...

NJ Assembly Speaker Coughlin Calls for Election Reform

If you look across the country these days, how to conduct an election in a fair and transparent way is not an issue that Democrats and Republicans have been able to find much agreement on. But while that may be the case in Washington or in other states, that’s exactly what legislators in New Jersey did in June.

Shortly after the election last November, we noticed there were some issues ...

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Prism Capital Partners Announces Sale of Flagship Office Tower in Nutley

July 11, 2022

NUTLEY, NJ – Prism Capital Partners (Prism) has announced the sale of ON3’s flagship office tower, 200 Metro Boulevard in Nutley, to an affiliate of Cantor Fitzgerald, L.P. (Cantor Fitzgerald). Eastdil Secured represented Prism in the $131.7 million transaction to the New York City-based institutional investor, marking New Jersey’s largest suburban ...

Nutley Public Schools Host Human Library Project with Hackensack Meridian Medical School

NUTLEY, NJ - On Monday, June 20, the Nutley Public Schools hosted an introduction to the Human Library Project.  This program is the result of a partnership with the Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine. For the second year, the medical school has placed eight medical students with the district as part of their Human Dimension of Community Health course. They work under the guidance of Dr.

Cats in the Navy by Scot Christenson

Cats in the Navy by Scot Christenson. (Naval Institute Press, 2022)

 

Cats in the Navy is one of those unusual little gems  that has appeal for several types of people. If you are a cat lover, check! This book is for you! If you enjoy historical photographs, check! You might want a copy of this volume. If someone in your family is in the Navy or has a nautical background, check! ...

The Hotel Nantucket

 The Hotel Nantucket by Elin Hilderbrand. (Little, Brown, 2022)

 

Ladies,  the latest Elin Hilderbrand novel to tuck into your beach bag has arrived. It is The Hotel Nantucket.  Although this is Hilderbrand’s 27th book about her beloved island, this charming novel has a more whimsical tone than many of the others and will provide a few hours of pleasant romance and ...

NJ Assembly Speaker Coughlin Calls for Election Reform

August 5, 2022

If you look across the country these days, how to conduct an election in a fair and transparent way is not an issue that Democrats and Republicans have been able to find much agreement on. But while that may be the case in Washington or in other states, that’s exactly what legislators in New Jersey did in June.

Shortly after the election last November, we noticed there were some issues ...

Fear of Teeth

It is a particularly hot day at the beach. Another in a string of sweltering afternoons that warrant the understated designation of “heat wave”. My skin feels gooey, a mixture of salty sweat and sunscreen. Flopped on a large beach blanket, a sparse coating of sand makes me feel like a breaded cutlet on an oven rack.

When I can no longer bear the oppressive heat, I scamper ...

We're Hiring!

July 27, 2022

TAPinto.net is looking for talented local journalists to fill freelance, part-time and full-time roles.

We are seeking freelance, part-time and full-time journalists with previous writing experience and a strong interest in local journalism.

Like most community outlets, we focus on essential topics: local government, schools, high school sports, transportation, development and health care.

Hackensack Meridian Mountainside Medical Center and Glen Ridge Police Department Sharpen Emergency Readiness with Active Shooter Drill

MONTCLAIR, New Jersey – Mountainside Medical Center conducted an active shooter drill and preparedness assessment of its emergency operations plan for a potential mass casualty event, in collaboration with the Glen Ridge Police Department.

The exercise focused on patient and team member safety, communication, security and law enforcement response, and de-escalation protocols.

New Jersey Business Brokerage Celebrates Another Successful Transition

When it comes time to sell a business, a business broker can be a vital part of the process.

And so, when a leading New Jersey-based dental supply company owner wanted to secure new talent to take over the business, finding a broker that shared the vision of effortless transition was paramount.

Turning to the professional business brokers at Murphy Business Sales, that owner found an ...

Walk In Sunshine Receives Grant From Enterprise Holdings Foundation

Walk In Sunshine received a generous $1,000 grant from the Enterprise Holdings Foundation. This donation will assist Walk In Sunshine in providing additional financial assistance for families who have lost a child here in New Jersey.   

The Enterprise Holdings Foundation aims to give back to the communities where partners and employees work. 98% of annual donations by Enterprise ...

TAPinto South Plainfield Publisher Darlene Tedesco-Cullen Named Grand Marshal of Labor Day Parade

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ — When Darlene Tedesco-Cullen received a call from South Plainfield Councilwoman Christine Faustini to talk about the borough's annual Labor Day parade, Tedesco-Cullen thought she knew what it was about.

"Usually I help judge the floats, so I figured she was going to ask me if I was going to be around Labor Day to judge again," Tedesco-Cullen, the ...

'Jersey Voices' Explores Mesmerizing Relationships

CHATHAM NJ - The annual selection of intriguing and original short plays is now on view at the Chatham Playhouse through August 7.

There’s something for everyone in the seven selections from several playwrights, with various themes.  “The Elusive Pursuit of Maximum Bliss” by Ken Preuss starts off the evening. Amanda Marino has directed Peter Despres as Max and Alyssa Fox ...