Superintendent of Millburn Schools Update

October 23, 2017

Respect & Kindness

Our schools have been commemorating the Week of Respect, the annual week of awareness, education and focus on the importance of treating others with kindness. Our students have been learning about good leadership, and sharing that understanding by making posters, performing random acts of kindness, designing respect ...

Board of Education Meeting Reminder and Agenda

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Millburn Township Board of Education Monday, October 23, 2017




On May 26, 2017, a notice of this meeting was transmitted to the Board of Education and a copy of the notice was ...

Millburn PARCC Scores from Last Year Reported

MILLBURN, NJ - The Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) results are in and Millburn can see how it ranks against other New Jersey schools.  The PARRC is an eight-state consortium along with the District of Columbia, and the Bureau of Indian Education, that assess the K–12 Mathematics and English based on the Common Core State Standards.

In math, ...

Cheryl Burstein, Candidate for Millburn Township Committee

October 23, 2017

MILLBURN, NJ - The following is a candidate statement from Cheryl Burstein.

Experience counts.  Experience matters. I have served on the Township Committee for 3 years – this last year as Mayor.  Having learned the business of the Town, I believe it is my responsibility to continue to serve and so I am running again.

As a member of the Township Committee, I believe that it ...

Michael Birnberg, Candidate for Millburn Township Committee

MILLBURN, NJ - The following is a candidate statement from Michael Birnberg.

As a leader with deep family roots in Millburn/Short Hills, I was motivated to join this race as a candidate for the Township Committee to offer my experience and consensus building skills as we strive to move forward. You can count on me to maintain the high standards of professionalism and respect that our ...

Millburn Township Districts 5, 12 & 16 Change in Polling Locations

MILLBURN, NJ - Registered Voters in Districts 5 & 16 who previously voted at Deerfield School will now vote in the Community Congregation Church located at 200 Hartshorn Drivein future elections. Registered Voters in District 12 who previously voted at Deerfield School will now vote in the Millburn Township Library located at 200 Glen Avenuein future elections.

If you previously voted at ...

Far Hills 97th Meeting Race Draws 40,000 Tailgaters and Horse Enthusiasts

October 22, 2017

FAR HILLS, NJ - A mass of 40,000 tailgaters and horse enthusiasts, young and old alike, swarmed the small town of Far Hills yet again. The crowd arrived Saturday at Moorland Farms for the 97th annual Far Hills Race Meeting adorned in their best fall attire.

The day's action started long before the races. As the sun began to peek over the colorful trees, families, friends, and coworkers, ...

Millburn Artistic Directors to Receive "Awards of Excellence" at Curtain Call

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Morristown Mayor Tim Dougherty declared Monday "New Jersey Theatre Alliance Day," to celebrate theatre programming. The New Jersey Theatre Alliance will host "Curtain Call" which honors artistic directors for their "dedication and artistic vision." Mark Hoebee of Paper Mill Playhouse in Millburn is among the 33 artistic directors ...

Goats, Games and Good Times On Tap as Reeves-Reed Arboretum Hosts 'Celebrate Fall Festival' Oct. 22

SUMMIT, NJ - While Mother Nature has yet to make full transition to the weather of the season, fall is coming, bringing with it a bounty of golden harvest colors, crisp temperatures, and copious opportunities to gather with family and friends.

Reeves-Reed Arboretum (RRA) will ring in the famous for foliage season when it hosts its annual 'Celebrate Fall Festival' ...

Girls Tennis: Atwater, Jacobs of Millburn Win State Doubles Championship

October 22, 2017

WEST WINDSOR, NJ - Millburn High School's Joanna Atwater and Sara Jacobs are the state doubles champions in girls tennis.

The doubles tandem defeated Victoria Vought and Natalie Cipriano, 5-7, 7-6 (6), and 6-4 on Saturday in Mercer County Park. Jacobs was also half of last year's state doubles championship when she won with now-graduated Miller teammate Isabella Waung. Jacobs is a ...

Boys Soccer: Millburn Knocks Off East Side, 1-0, in Essex Quarterfinals

MILLBURN, NJ - The third-seeded Millburn boys soccer team advanced in the quarterfinal round of the Essex County Tournament Saturday morning with a 1-0 victory over Newark East Side.

Millburn (9-4-1) scored the only goal 15 minutes into the match. Ben Kessler struck a free kick and Matt Jordan finished the rebound for a goal. Kyle Speckhart had six saves in goal for Millburn, which outshot ...

Boys Soccer: Millburn Bests Bloomfield, 2-0, in Essex County Tournament

MILLBURN, NJ - The Millburn boys soccer team made up for lost time with a big victory Thursday afternoon.

Playing just their third game in the last 14 days, the Millers defeated Bloomfield, 2-0, in the first round of the Essex County Tournament. The victory snapped a three-game winless streak for third-seeded Millburn (8-4-1), which will host Newark East Side in the next round on ...

Police Warn of Mobile App Being Used to Steal Cars From Driveways

October 16, 2017

CHATHAM, NJ - Over the past few days, the Chatham Township Police Department, as well other surrounding towns have experienced cars being stolen that have been parked in their driveways.

In addition, several vehicles had been entered and items stolen from the inside of unlocked vehicles. All of the stolen vehicles the Keyless transmitter Fob had been left in the vehicle.

Criminals are now ...

Millburn Fire Fighters Visit Christ Church Nursery School to Spread Fire Safety Message

MILLBURN, NJ - Battalion Chief Jim Boyle and fire fighter Julio Carcamo of the Millburn Fire Department visited Christ Church Nursery School on Ocotber 5. They spoke to all of the three, four and five year olds and helped reinforce the fall curriculum on fire safety.

The children were thrilled to meet the fire fighters, learn about fire safety and even shoot the fire ...

Three-Car Accident on Route 24 Thursday

MILLBURN, NJ - Residents are advised to a traffic alert on Route 24 westbound near Canoebrook Road Thursday morning.

The Millburn Fire Department and EMS are on the scene of a three-car accident with injuries being reported by the Breaking News Network (BNN). The accident occurred in the left lane, but is impacting traffic in the area.





Not So Fast Newark; Mayor Says Somerville Ideal Home for Amazon HQ2

October 18, 2017

SOMERVILLE, NJ – Gov. Chris Christie, Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) and assorted state and Essex County officials will try to convince online behemoth to invest billions in Newark as the ideal location for its planned expansion and an east coast headquarters complex worth billions to the state and local economy.

Somerville Mayor Brian Gallagher says not so fast, suggesting ...

Christie, Booker, and Baraka Show Strong Support for Newark to be Next Amazon HQ

A bipartisan trinity of New Jersey politico firepower assembled in downtown Newark to shoot the first salvo needed to score a major economic triumph for New Jersey's largest city: the construction in Newark of the new corporate headquarters for Amazon, the world's largest online retailer.  

All three of the prime politicians in place inside Rutgers Business School on ...

Millburn Complete Streets Initiative Honored with Gold Built Project Award

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - The Millburn Township Complete Streets initiative was honored this week by Downtown New Jersey, a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that is passionate about downtowns and is dedicated to ensuring their vitality. The competition, divided into three categories, is intended to highlight and honor leaders in downtown revitalization throughout the state

Millburn received the ...

Girl Scouts Sow Memory Garden for Imagine

October 23, 2017

MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ - Mountainside 11th Grade Ambassador Girl Scout Troops 40443 and 40468 completed their "Sow What" Journey project by planting a pollinator memory garden at Imagine, A Center for Coping with Loss in Mountainside.

"Partnering with the girls scouts was a joy," said Mary Robinson, Imagine Executive Director.  "They did an incredible job of ...

Community Church to Hold Fall Rummage Sale for Charity

SHORT HILLS, NJ - Community Congregational Church in Short Hills will once again be holding its semi-annual Rummage Sale on Saturday, October 21 from 9am-1pm for charity to help those in need in our local communities. All proceeds of the sale benefit Community Church’s educational and outreach programs, including the Oasis program that provides fresh produce, groceries, and diapers to ...

Junior League of the Oranges and Short Hills Prepares Sweet Cases for Foster Care Youth

MILLBURN, NJ - Foster and Adoptive Family Services (FAFS), Maplewood Township and Junior League of the Oranges and Short Hills (JLOSH) have decorated and assembled 50 backpacks, or ‘sweet cases,’ for children transitioning between foster care families.

Youth in the foster care system face many challenges. Transitioning between families can be one of the most difficult, ...

Local Chef Helps Share the Benefits of Farm-to-Table with Students

October 11, 2017

SHORT HILLS, NJ - At a recent assembly sponsored by the St. Rose of Lima Academy in Short Hills, Home School Association; students and teachers were able to experience a colorful day at the SRLA Farmer’s Market.  Here they were able to “shop” the market, sample seasonal produce from Alstede Farms, and choose a fruit and vegetable to bring home in their very own ...

Meadowbrook Country Day Camp to Host Annual Meadowfest Fall Festival

LONG VALLEY, NJ - While many families are busy concentrating on fall sports and pumpkin picking, Meadowbrook Country Day Camp is already getting ready for next summer by hosting its annual Meadowfest Fall Festival with the intention of catching up with existing campers and meet prospective camp families.

Owners/Directors Dan Millman and Mason Goldberg agreed that now is the best ...

Wide Array of Cuisines and Libations Available at Arc of Essex County Wine, Beer, and Food Fest

LIVINGSTON, NJ — The Arc of Essex County will host its fourth annual Uncorked & Uncapped: Wine, Beer, and Food Fest on Thursday, Sept. 28 at the Westminster Hotel in Livingston.

The event will feature an evening of fine wine, craft beer, spirits, cocktails, and restaurant samplings, as well as a silent auction, 50/50, and awards program. All proceeds will benefit The Arc’s ...

Susan G Komen North Jersey Honored for Patient Advocacy at HINJ Life Sciences Celebration

October 23, 2017

TRENTON, NJ - Susan G. Komen North Jersey was honored for its work in Patient Advocacy at the HealthCare Institute of New Jersey (HINJ) 2017 Life Sciences Celebration held on October 12, 2017 in Trenton, NJ. Komen North Jersey is one of six honorees to be recognized this year for demonstrating a sustained commitment to medical innovation and improving the quality of care for patients.

Left to ...

Overlook First in NJ to Offer Carotid Artery Stroke Prevention Procedure

SUMMIT, NJ - Atlantic Health System’s Overlook Medical Center is the first hospital in New Jersey to offer an innovative new treatment for patients at risk for stroke due to blockages in the neck arteries, a condition known as carotid artery disease.

The minimally invasive procedure, called TransCarotid Artery Revascularization or TCAR, utilizes a new FDA-approved ...

Atlantic Health's #AskHer Campaign Promotes Annual Mammograms During Breast Cancer Awareness Month

MORRISTOWN, NJ - In addition to asking the women in your life what's for dinner? Can you drop me at practice? Or how was your day? Ask her...... Have you scheduled your mammogram?

In 2017, 252,710 new cases of invasive breast cancer are expected to be diagnosed in women in the United States, according to Atlantic Health System. During Breast Cancer Awareness Month,  the ...

MHS Fall Plant Sale Pre-Orders Due by Sept 21

September 17, 2017

MILLBURN, NJ - The Millburn High School 2018 Senior Class is pleased to offer high quality, professionally grown mums and flowering cabbages – just in time to get your home ready for fall! Pre-order your professionally grown mums and flowering cabbages today and pick them up on Sept 28.

Mums: Orange, Purple, Red, Yellow, or White - 9” for $8 each, ...

Clawson Architects awarded gold medal for design excellence by peers at 22nd annual architectural awards

Michael Graves School of Public Architecture, Kean University, Elizabeth, NJ – Clawson Architects, LLC, of Maplewood, New Jersey, received a Gold medal for design achievements from the American Institute of Architects regional chapters. The Newark Suburban Chapter and The Architects League of Northern New Jersey chapter awarded the Maplewood-based firm the award this year for outstanding ...

Clawson Architects awarded gold medal for design excellence by peers at 22nd annual architectural awards

Michael Graves School of Public Architecture, Kean University, Elizabeth, NJ – Clawson Architects, LLC, of Maplewood, New Jersey, received a Gold medal for design achievements from the American Institute of Architects regional chapters. The Newark Suburban Chapter and The Architects League of Northern New Jersey chapter awarded the Maplewood-based firm the award this year for outstanding ...

'Strut Your Mutt' Canine Costume Parade Announced by Essex County Executive DiVincenzo

October 14, 2017

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ – Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. invites Essex County dog owners to display their creativity and participate in Strut Your Mutt, Essex County’s Annual Canine Halloween Costume Parade and Contest. This year, two parades have been scheduled. Participation is free. The costume parades and contests will be held as follows:

Morning ...

Three Infant Deaths in 40 Hours Prompts Warning for Parents

NEWARK, NJ -Acting Essex County Prosecutor Robert D. Laurino announced today that the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office is urging parents to take proper precautions to protect children in the wake of three baby deaths over a 40-hour period last week.

Parents should avoid sleeping with very young children and make sure they have cribs or bassinets. 

“In a 40-hour period there ...

Essex County Recycling and Shredding Events

Essex County is hosting the following recycling events during the month of October:


Essex County Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day

Saturday, October 7th from 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM

125 Fairview Ave., Cedar Grove (next to the old Hospital Center)

Protect our environment by properly disposing of household materials. For information, call the Essex County Utilities Authority ...

Lieutenant Governor Candidates Square Off in MSU Debate

October 19, 2017

MONTCLAIR, NJ - The boxing gloves were on as Lieutenant Gubernatorial candidates Shelia Oliver and Carlos Rendo met face to face Monday in the only televised debate held prior to the upcoming NJ General Election, November 7.

Held in the Presidential Theatre on the Montclair State University campus, the telecast was hosted by NJTV News and sponsored by PSE&G for ...

"A Beautiful Mind" Nobel Prize Winner is Honored by New Jersey Congressional Representatives

WASHINGTON, D.C. – – Today, Congresswoman Bonnie Watson Coleman (D-NJ) announced passage of her bill in the House to name a Princeton post office after scholar and pioneer, Dr. John F. Nash, Jr.  He is the only person to be awarded both the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences and the Abel Prize in Economics.

“Dr. John F. Nash, Jr. serves as a national ...

Former Mayor Arrested for Gambling Away Scholarship Funds

SPOTSWOOD, NJ - Former borough mayor, Nicholas Poliseno was charged with theft on Tuesday, October 10 according to a press release by the Middlesex County Prosecutor's Office. The 39-year-old father of two was charged with one count of theft in the third degree.

Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey announced that Poliseno was "charged with stealing from a scholarship fund set ...

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Millburn Road Closures for September 25

September 25, 2017

MILLBURN, NJ - Millburn Township issued guidance on road work and road closures around town that can impact drivers. 

Complete Streets work on Millburn Avenue between Douglas Street and Spring Street. Officers working until approx 3:30 PM. 
Glen Avenue is closed to all traffic between Lackawanna Place and Sagamore Road until approx 4:00 PM. Officers working.
Emergency road ...

Individual Attempts to Bring Drugs into Municipal Court

October 11, 2017

On October 3, 2017 Millburn Police Officer Catinella responded to headquarters on a report of an individual possessing a controlled dangerous substance (marijuana). Ramone Dismukes, age 26 out of Newark, was asked to empty his pockets of anything containing metal before he proceeded through the metal detector for the municipal court. Mr. Dismukes retrieved a small bag of suspected marijuana from ...

Letter to the Editor : Station Lofts Project

October 23, 2017

Dear Millburn Township Committee Members,

We are residents of Glenwood and we are writing to express our adamant opposition to the Silverman Group plans to build “Station Lofts at Short Hills,” a complex of 82 apartments, 10,000 sq. feet of space for the Summit Medical Group, and an underground parking garage in the Glenwood neighborhood at the corner of Woodland and Chatham ...

Upcoming Events


Mon, October 23, 7:45 PM

Education Center, Millburn

Millburn Board of Education Meeting


Tue, October 24, 9:00 AM

Home of Scott and Rosemary Becchi, Short Hills

Essex County NJ Republican Woman's Club Breakfast ...


Tue, October 24, 5:30 PM

Millburn Courtyard - Behind Charlie Brown's, Millburn

Millburn Chamber of Commerce Courtyard BBQ


Tue, October 24, 7:00 PM


Aging Well into a New Era - 5 Session Group ...

Ambassador Shapiro to Speak at Congregation B’nai Jeshurun

October 23, 2017

Congregation B’nai Jeshurun, Short Hills is pleased to announce a community event in partnership with AIPAC, the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, on Sunday, November 5th, from 5:00 to 7:00 pm.  Guest speaker is former Ambassador Daniel Shapiro, who served as the U.S. Ambassador to Israel for the Obama Administration beginning in July 2011.  Shapiro won praise from leaders ...

A “Winter Walk” through Taylor Park Will Light Up The Millburn Holiday Season

MILLBURN, NJ - Deputy Mayor Jodi Rosenberg will lead the community in celebrating the official Lighting Ceremony of the first Taylor Park “Winter Walk”.  The ceremony will be held on Saturday November 25th at 4:00 p.m. in the Rose Garden by the Gazebo close to the corner of Millburn Avenue and Lackawanna Place. 

Local students will provide musical entertainment and ...

Adria Gross to Present "Curing Your Medical Insurance Problems" at Millburn Library

Do you need help navigating insurance after a major medical issue? Insurance is complicated, and there's not a roadmap. It can be overwhelming, frustrating, and exhausting, particularly if you don't know how to maneuver through the difficult insurance market.

Solved! Curing Your Medical Insurance Problems is a guide to support people when they are facing denied, out-of-network, ...