Princeton’s March Madness Run Ends In The Hands Of Creighton

As bad as it was to have one of our teams bounced out in the second round, last night’s game might have been the dagger in our hearts. In the midst of a stellar run that had the state of New Jersey on a tilt, Princeton University unfortunately came up short in a 75-86 loss against Creighton in a highly anticipated Sweet 16 matchup.

What allowed Creighton to gain the upper hand in the ...

Upcoming Events


Tue, March 28
06:30 PM — 09:30 PM

Mamma Vittoria Catering , Nutley

Sip and Shop - Nutley Women’s ...


Wed, March 29
06:00 PM — 08:00 PM

Oakley Kitchen and Cocktails , Nutley

Trivia Night at The Oakley in Nutley


Fri, March 31
08:00 PM — 09:30 PM

Shea Center for the Performing Arts, Wayne

WP Presents! Brian Culbertson – The ...


Sat, April 01
09:00 AM — 11:30 AM

Verona Park, Verona

St. Cassian Cougar Challenge- 5K & Fun ...


Sat, April 01
11:00 AM — 03:30 PM

The Delaware River Railroad Excursions, Phillipsburg

The Easter Bunny Train Ride and Easter ...

Nutley Little Theatre presents Tin Cat Shoes by Trish Harnetiaux, Directed by Sarah Gorden

March 26, 2023

A madcap odyssey through a wilderness of corporate bureaucracy and crippling human dependencies. Blessed with the can-do American spirit, a troop of dedicated shoe store employees embark on a journey of personal expansion. But when “work is your life” and systems breakdown, all that remains is you, a casino, and the truth.


Performances: April 14, 15, 21, 22, 27, 28, 29 ...

NJ Motor Vehicle Commission's "Agency-on-Wheels" Mobile Unit Coming to Nutley on March 28

The New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission’s (NJMVC) “Agency-on-Wheels” Mobile Unit will be coming to Nutley.  This Mobile Unit will allow all residents in Nutley to take advantage of the services it offers without having to drive to the DMV.

All persons wishing to attend this event must register at the following link:

Please ...

Nutley Vegetative Waste Pickup Resumes April 5, 2023

Please be advised that Vegetative Waste collection will resume on WEDNESDAY, APRIL 5, 2023

*Vegetative Waste is described as grass clippings/leaves, yard debris, small branches, twigs, brush.

*If homeowners choose to cut and bag their own grass clippings, leaves and yard debris, up to 10 brown biodegradable paper bags will be picked up at a time, on Wednesdays ...

Does NJ have a “Disabled Community”?

Roughly one out of four people in New Jersey have some kind of disability, comprising what is arguably our state’s most diverse demographic. Anyone can be born with or at some point acquire a disability, regardless of class, race, ethnicity or any other identity. 

But, is disability itself an identity? 

There is no consensus on this question among the two-million strong New ...

Nutley's Yantacaw School Secure Entrance is Complete

We are pleased to showcase the completed Yantacaw School Secure Entrance.

Gambaro Recognized as Nutley Jaycee's Educator of the Year

We are pleased to announce that Jainine Gambaro will be recognized as this year's Jaycees' Educator of the Year.

This is Jainine's 35th year in the district. She began her career at Washington School, before moving to Radcliffe where she was both a classroom teacher and then the Library/Media Specialist. For the past two years, Jainine has been the district K-6 Literacy Coach.

A ...

Inside Nutley Podcast #9 featuring Nutley’s own Super Bowl winning coach David Merritt

Four-time Super Bowl winning Kansas City Chiefs and New York Giants Defensive Backs coach David Merritt joins the Inside Nutley Podcast this month. The former Nutley resident discusses his journey growing up in North Carolina, his NFL playing days, his coaching career and of course, living and raising a family in Nutley. Coach Merritt shares his stories about such legends as Eli Manning, Patrick ...

Nutley Celebrates Women’s History Month with Dynamic Career Panel Discussion

Members of the Nutley community filled the high school cafeteria on March 21 to hear six dynamic women share their personal journeys of success and struggles during the 2023 Women’s Health and Professional Career Panel, in celebration of Women’s History Month. 

Commissioner John V. Kelly, III and the Nutley Department of Public Affairs and Health (in partnership with Nutley ...

April 2023 Programs at Nutley Public Library

Saturday, April 1 at 11:00 a.m. – Free Play with Bricks – Drop-in and build with LEGOs!  For ages 5 and up.  No registration required.


Monday, April 3 at 11:00 a.m. – The Ribbles Build a Residence – Traveling Lantern Theater Company presents an interactive performance celebrating creativity and engineering!  Mr. and ...

Nutley Public Library Events for March 2023

NOTICE:  Due to construction, the Nutley Public Library will be temporarily closed to the public starting February 27, 2023, for approximately four (4) weeks.  For additional information about services and updates, please check our website ( and social media pages.  To assist with reference questions or requests, staff will respond to voicemail messages ...

Joint Meeting of the Nutley Planning Board, Zoning Board of Adjustment, Board of Education, and Board of Commissioners

March 13, 2023

In accordance with the Open Public Meetings Act, P.L. 1975c. 231, this is to advise that the Nutley Board of Education will have a joint meeting with the Planning / Zoning Board of Adjustment and the Board of Commissioners on Wednesday, March 15, 2023 at 7:00 the Parks and Recreation Building, 44 Park Avenue, Room 300 Nutley, NJ 07110.

Official Notice: Joint Meeting of the Nutley Planning Board, Zoning Board, Board of Education, and Board of Commissioners

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE, a quorum of the Governing Body may be present at the regular scheduled Planning Board meeting of Wednesday, March 15, 2023 at 7:00 P.M; and 

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE, a quorum of the Zoning Board of Adjustment may be present at the regular scheduled Planning Board meeting of Wednesday, March 15, 2023 at 7:00 P.M; and  

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE, a quorum of ...

NJ School District Files Suit Against Social Media Companies for Impact on Student Mental Health

March 23, 2023

WARREN, NJ -- Watchung Hills Regional High School District (WHRHS)has filed a lawsuit in United States District Court against Meta Platforms, Inc., formerly known as Facebook, Inc. Instagram, YouTube, LLC, Snap Inc., TikTok Inc. and ByteDance Inc (“Defendants”). 

The school district says it has seen a steady rise in the mental health struggles of its students over the last ...

Robbinsville St. Patrick's Day Parade Will No Longer March

ROBBINSVILLE, NJ -- The Robbinsville St. Patrick's Day Parade has marched for the last time according to organizers who announced the end of the community tradition. 

In a letter to the community, Robbinsville Irish Heritage Association (RIHA) president Jim O'Donnell said that "unfortunately, with dwindling volunteers, as well as financial support, our small organization is ...

Nutley Commissioner Tucci Offers Programs to Keep Residents in Shape this Spring

Commissioner Mauro G. Tucci invites residents to get in shape with the Parks and Recreation Department this Spring.Three programs will be available for Nutley residents including Rise and Shine with Sue Quigley, Yoga for Life with Kim Stevens-Redstone and Zumba with Natalia Cruz.

Exercise strengthens your heart, tones your muscles and helps you build ...

Nutley Senior Citizen Activity Schedule for Winter/Spring 2023

Commissioner Mauro G. Tucci and The Nutley Department of Parks & Recreation offer a  diverse schedule of  activities for Nutley Senior Citizens to enjoy.  We try to keep our senior community active and assist in helping them live a healthy lifestyle. We invite all Nutley Seniors to join us to make new friends and get involved.  The Senior Programs provided by the ...

Nutley Middle School Incident

March 9, 2023

This letter is written in regard to the article posted March 6, 2023 regarding a student who was charged with assault at the middle school. 

The police report is one-sided. Also, important facts have been left out. 

The child being charged as the aggressor is a special education student and has been the victim of bullying that seems to have not been addressed properly by ...

John Walker Middle School

I just want to respond to the article about the Nutley Middle School Incident on 2/10/23.

The alleged "puncher" is a victim of bullying and harassment. Please get all sides of the story first. 

The "puncher" is portrayed to be the bully when really he is the victim.

Thank you.

Editor's Note: The Article in Question:  Nutley Police Respond to ...

Britnee N. Timberlake Announces Senate Run

March 12, 2023

In 2018, Britnee N. Timberlake was sworn-in to serve as a member of the New Jersey General Assembly, representing the 34th Legislative District, comprised of Clifton, East Orange, Orange, and Montclair. She serves as the Chair of the Commerce and Economic Development Committee and Vice-Chair of the Homeland Security Committee. In the past, Timberlake served on the Community Development and ...

Bloomfield Mayor Venezia Announces Intention to Run for State Assembly

BLOOMFIELD, NJ-- Bloomfield Mayor Michael Venezia announced on Tuesday that he will be making a political move from Bloomfield to Trenton.

Venezia, who was first elected into office as Councilman at Large in 2011 before running for Mayor in 2013. After winning the election, Mayor Venezia became the youngest mayor in Bloomfield to be elected into office at the age of 31.

His ...

Senator Nia H. Gill, Esq. Announces Running Mates for 27th Legislative District Election 

MONTCLAIR, NJ – Senator Nia H. Gill, Esq. has announced her running mates for the June Democratic Primary election in the 27th Legislative District. 

Eve Robinson (D-Montclair) and Frank Kasper (D-Clifton) will be running on the line with Gill.

The new 27th legislative district includes Montclair, Clifton, West Orange, Livingston, Millburn, and ...

An Ocean of Collected Souls by Stephen Grand

An Ocean of Collected Souls by Stephen Grand. CHB Media, 2023.


The year is 1966. Picture a girl, 15 years of age with black hair, parted in the middle, tumbling to her waist. Today she is to meet a young man who is in college already, studying mathematics. She does not realize that this brilliant and very funny fellow will have a profound and enduring impact on her life. She is too ...

Lessons in Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus


Lessons in Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus (Doubleday, 2023)


In reading Lessons in Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus, which has just hit the top of the New York Times Best Seller List in the Fiction Category, I was reminded of “Fractured Fairy Tales,” which was a segment on the Rocky and Bullwinkle Cartoon Show which aired from 1959-1965. Fractured fairy tales are parodies ...

Camden Must Rise Above 'Poverty Porn', Misinformation

March 21, 2023

CAMDEN, NJ – Over the years we have seen the headlines, we have watched the reports and we have listened to the salacious broadcasts about Camden City being the most violent, poorest city in the nation.

Those ugly narratives that have been curated and crafted by certain individuals have done nothing but drag down our community and continue to perpetuate something I like to call ...

You Are What You Eat

Just before dinner recently I hopped to our local grocery store to pick up the makings for a salad.

I am not a big fan of supermarkets. Especially the ones that are large enough to have their own zip code. I can never find what I am looking for and I am routinely doubling back to pick up the one or two items on my list that I somehow missed.

I usually have to corral a part-time high school ...

Nutley "Sip and Shop" Event to be held on Tuesday, March 28, 2023

March 24, 2023

Commissioner John V Kelly, III and the Nutley Department of Public Affairs and Health, in partnership with the Nutley Women’s Networking Group invite all to the final 2023 Women’s History Month event taking place on Tuesday, March 28 at 6:30 pm at Mamma Vittoria Catering, 160 Franklin Avenue, Nutley.

The event will consist of the seventeen local woman owned ...

Elevated by TheCannaBossLady Dispensary Coming in Spring 2023

As TheCannaBossLady boutique celebrates Women’s History month, it is proud to announce its expansion, Elevated by TheCannaBossLady Dispensary, coming in late Spring 2023. The new venture will be the first solely woman-owned cannabis business in Maplewood, awarded a retail license by New Jersey on Feb 6, 2023 and endorsed by the township last April. Elevated will offer consumers a luxury ...

Rep. Sherrill: “TikTok CEO’s answers were insufficient and troubling”

WASHINGTON, DC— Representative Mikie Sherrill (NJ-11), a member of the House Select Committee on the Strategic Competition Between the US and Chinese Communist Party, released the following statement after today’s testimony by TikTok CEO Shou Chew in front of the House Energy and Commerce Committee: 

“The Select Committee has been strongly engaged on the threat of ...

TAPinto Launches Local News and Digital Marketing Platform in Hanover Township, New Jersey

HANOVER TOWNSHIP, NJ — There's more local news for Morris County residents, with the launch of TAPinto Hanover Township.

Laura Ali is the owner and publisher of the new TAPinto local news and digital marketing platform, which started providing local news to the community in February. It is the 10th TAPinto site in Morris County.

Ali said local leaders reached out to her, saying ...

‘Hercules’ Hits All the High Notes at Paper Mill

MILLBURN, NJ — This mythical tale of gods and goddesses makes for smashing musical theatre in “Hercules”, now at the Paper Mill Playhouse.

The enthusiastic audience at a recent matinee caught all the nuances right away. From the hero Hercules (in a strong performance by Bradley Gibson) to the muses to the earthbound peasants, it all comes together with flair. We start ...