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Short Hills Association Endorses Millburn Township School Bond Referendum; Urges Residents to vote Yes on Tuesday

September 23, 2016

SHORT HILLS, NJ – The Short Hills Association’s board of directors unanimously voted to support and endorse the Millburn Township School District’s bond referendum.  The announcement was made shortly after the vote was taken during the association’s first board meeting of the year on Thursday, Sept. 22.

Dr. Christine Burton, Superintendent of Millburn Township ...

Millburn’s School Referendum Isn’t The Only One on Tuesday; 11 School Districts in New Jersey Voting on $160 Million in School Construction Projects

SHORT HILLS, NJ – The New Jersey School Boards Association today announced that residents of 11 school districts in the State will go to the polls on Tuesday.  Voters will be deciding on whether to spend $160.2 million in school construction and renovation projects including STEAM learning labs, health and safety improvements and security enhancements.

Under the Educational ...

Millburn Township School Superintendent Update

MILLBURN, NJ - It is 4 days to the Referendum Vote – please note that it is a special election that takes place on Tuesday, September 27.   Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. You should have received a sample ballot in the mail with your voting location. If you are not sure where to vote, you can search it here. Remember to VOTE!

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Millburn Township News: Complete Streets Construction Update, Voting/Election Info, Leaf Collection Schedule

September 17, 2016

MILLBURN, NJ - Phase One of the Complete Streets construction is scheduled to continue through fall with an anticipated completion date sometime in November.  Main St., between Essex St. and Millburn Ave., is now open for vehicular and pedestrian traffic.  However, no left turns from Millburn Ave. to Main St., Essex St. to Main St. and Main St. to Essex are still in force.

Over the ...

Millburn Township Remembers 9/11 at Taylor Park Ceremony

MILLBURN, NJ - 15 years after the attacks on the Pentagon in Arlington County, Virginia, and the World Trade Center in New York, Millburn Township gathered in Taylor Park (Millburn) to honor the lives that were lost and also to celebrate the lives saved by the courageous efforts of firefighters, police officers and brave citizens.

After Township resident Mary McNett opened the ceremony, a wide ...

Millburn Township Announcements: Parking Lot Closure, Complete Streets, Trash Removal

MILLBURN, NJ - Millburn Township makes the following announcements that will affect residents in the coming week.  Please take notice and plan your week accordingly.

Short Hills Train Station (Lot 3) Parking Lot Closure

Short Hills Train Station (Lot 3) Parking Lot will be closed for 2 consecutive days between this Wednesday, August 31st and Saturday, September 3rd. Confirmation ...

Westfield’s NJ Festival Orchestra Gets Ready for 2016-2017 Season

September 25, 2016

WESTFIELD, NJ — The New Jersey Festival Orchestra, led by Music Director David Wroe, is gearing up for another dynamic season, starting with “An American and Paris,” the first week in October featuring two of George Gershwin’s best-loved orchestral works — “An American in Paris” and “Concerto in F” — as well as ...

Morris & Essex Kennel Club Brings All Breed Match Show and My Dog Fun Day to Madison

MADISON, NJ - The Morris & Essex Kennel Club (M&E) will host its All-Breed Match Show as part of the annual Bottle Hill Day, Saturday, October 1 at Dodge Field in Madison, New Jersey.  

Along with the five match show rings, the club is hosting “My Dog Fun Day” attractions for all dogs and their owners, including: the AKC “My Dog Can Do That” beginning ...

Video: Paper Mill Playhouse in Millburn Releases Rehearsal Video of The Producers

MILLBURN, NJ - Paper Mill Playhouse will soon present Mel Brooks' award winning comic musical, The Producers.  The much anticipated musical will be playing at Paper Mill from Sept. 28 through Oct. 23.

Millburn's Tony Award winning playhouse released a rehearsal video starring the cast of The Producers.   

The cast will include:

MICHAEL KOSTROFF (Max ...

Field Hockey: Millburn Blanks Morristown-Beard, 2-0

September 24, 2016

MILLBURN, NJ - The Millburn field hockey team notched a 2-0 victory over Morristown-Beard on Saturday.

Lily Mynott scored one goal and assisted on the other by Helen Liu in the second half, when Millburn (5-2) netted both its goals.

Emily Blumstein of Millburn stopped seven shots on goal by Morristown-Beard, which outshot the Millers, 7-5.

Field Hockey: Millburn Romps over MKA, 5-1

MILLBURN, NJ - Millburn scored four goals in the first half and went on to a 5-1 field hockey victory over Montclair-Kimberley Academy on Tuesday.

Lily Mynott finished with three goals and two assists, and Holly Graziano netted a pair of goals for Millburn (4-1).

Maura Herbertson assisted on two of the Millers' goals. Raquel Winer made six saves and Emily Blumstein stopped four shots in ...

Boys Soccer: Millburn Defeats Columbia H.S., 3-1

MILLBURN, NJ - Benji Prashker scored two goals to lead Millburn to a 3-1 boys soccer victory over Columbia on Tuesday.

Ben Kessler assisted Prashker on a cross and then Drew Cohn fed Prashker on a through ball, both in the second half, when the Millers scored two of their goals.

Matt Jordan scored Millburn's first goal in the opening half on an assist from Zach Butter just three minutes ...

Suspect in Livingston Cyber Threats Re-Arrested After New Threats Surface on Social Media

September 25, 2016

LIVINGSTON, NJ — In connection with a threat against a Livingston resident, John Coulouris, 18, of Hackensack was re-arrested on Friday, Sept. 23, and charged with one count of terroristic threat, according to Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn Murray and Livingston Police Chief Craig Handschuch.

Bail on the new charge has been set at $100,000, with no ten-percent option, by the ...

U.S. Congressman Leonard Lance Congratulates Millburn Township Firefighters on $100,000 FEMA Award

MILLBURN, NJ – Congressman Leonard Lance, who represents Millburn Township in the 7th Congressional District, stopped by Millburn’s Fire Department on Monday, Sept. 19, to congratulate firefighters on their recent $100,000 award from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

The funds are from the Assistance to Firefighters Grants, which is intended for firefighting ...

Millburn Township Fire Department Swears in Six New Firefighters

MILLBURN, NJ - The Millburn Fire Department welcomed six new firefighters to the township at Tuesday night's Township Committee meeting.

Fire Chief J. Michael Roberts presented candidates Joseph Michael Odee, Shane Paul McAlinden, Ruben Arturo Perello, Michael Francis Adubato, Kevin Allan Maguire and Julio Cesar Carcamo Jr. for ...

Short Hills Resident and Renowned Career Coach to Speak a Business Professionals Networking Group

September 25, 2016

SHORT HILLS, NJ –Short Hills resident Lisa Chenofsky SInger will be speaking at the Business Building Network of Livingston and presenting a talk on "How To GIve An Elevator Speech" to are business owners and professionals.

Singer is a professional executive coach and leadership advisor.  She's spent the last 21 years assisting business leaders, career ...

Photo Coverage: Short Hills Street Fair

SHORT HILLS, NJ – Residents from Millburn/Short Hills and surrounding communities came out for the annual Street Fair sponsored by the Millburn/Short Hills Chamber of Commerce.

This year the fair was moved to Upper Millburn Ave. from downtown Millburn due to the street construction, which has been on going since summer and expected to suspend in November.

Photos courtesy of the ...

Chamber of Commerce Brings Oktoberfest to Millburn Courtyard

MILLBURN, NJ - On Wednesday the Millburn Short Hills Chamber of Commerce celebrated the 10th Anniversary of the Millburn Courtyard with an Oktoberfest celebration featuring beer, barbeque and friends from across the community. Leaders from small and large businesses across varied fields met to exchange ideas and as well as some laughs with colleagues and township ...

Two Millburn High School Students Walk to Raise Suicide Awareness

September 24, 2016

Earlier today Millburn High School seniors, Abby Kahn and Ella Gotsch participated in the Out of the Darkness Walk at Chatham High School to raise awareness for suicide prevention. This event is one of 375 walks taking place across the country through the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. 

 

MILLBURN, NJ - Gotsch and Kahn are the Teen Coalition ...

Millburn Township Mayor and Deputy “Help Bag Hunger” at Millburn ShopRite

MILLBURN, NJ – Paper or plastic?  That was the question Millburn Township mayor Ted Bourke and deputy mayor Ian Mount were asking Millburn ShopRite customers at the checkout line on Wednesday afternoon.  The Township leaders spent part of the afternoon bagging groceries to help raise awareness of the issue of hunger and to raise money for ShopRite Partners in ...

Family Promise Fall Fling Fundraiser to Honor Founder Olson

SUMMIT, NJ - Family Promise will host its annual "Fall Fling" fundraiser Friday, November 4, from 7-11 p.m., at Canoe Brook Country Club. The Summit-based, national non-profit will honor its founder, Karen Olson, who retired earlier this year and will celebrate its vision of a nation in which every child has a home. Civic leader and former Summit Mayor, Janet Whitman, will serve as ...

Realtor Spotlight: Stephanie Mallios of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in Short Hills

September 24, 2016

SHORT HILLS, NJ - Originally from Washington DC, Stephanie Mallios made her way to New Jersey via New York City, like many of her neighbors in Short Hills. She's been in the real estate business for 29 years beginning her career with Weichert Realtors in 1987. Two months ago Mallios found a new "home" at Coldwell Banker after having spent five years with Towne Realty ...

The Secret Sauce for Selling Your Home in 2017

MILLBURN, NJ - Back by popular demand, Suzy Minken will be at the Millburn Free Public Library on Sunday, September 25 at 2 p.m. to present “The Secret Sauce for Selling Your Home in 2017”.

As a top producing realtor with expertise in home staging and Feng Shui design, Suzy Minken will share her recipe for achieving the highest price when selling your ...

Community Church in Short Hills Resumes Oasis Food Pantry Program

September 22, 2016

On Friday, September 30, Community Congregational Church’s Oasis Food Pantry program will start up again after the summer. In partnership with Superintendent Dr. Neely Hackett of the Irvington Public Schools District, Oasis provides fresh produce and groceries for over 250 Irvington families on a monthly basis from September through June. In addition, Community Church distributes diapers ...

Millburn/Short Hills Interfaith Prayer Service Honors 9/11 Anniversary at Community Congregational Church

SHORT HILLS, NJ – Community Congregational Church in Short Hills hosted an interfaith prayer service and brunch on Sunday at 10:30 am along with members of Congregation B’nai Israel bringing together community and religious leaders to mark the 15th anniversary of the September 11th attacks. 

A heavy air hung inside the church as the pews filled with somber faces from all ...

Town-wide Interfaith 9/11 Prayer Service at Short Hills Community Congregational Church

SHORT HILLS, NJ - On the fifteenth anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, an interfaith prayer service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, September 11, 2016 at Community Congregational Church in Short Hills (200 Hartshorn Drive, Short Hills, NJ 07078). 

Hosted by the members of Community Congregational Church, B’nai Israel in Millburn, and the Township of Millburn/Short ...

Seton Village Food Truck and Craft Beer Festival To Feature Biggest Lineup Yet

September 22, 2016

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - The Seton Village Committee has announced the lineup for its annual Seton Village Food Truck and Craft Beer Festival, to be held on Friday, September 23, on Irvington Ave. in South Orange. Sixteen trucks—the most ever in the festival’s three-year history—will line Irvington Avenue from Ward Place to Tichenor Avenue/Riggs Place, while a plethora of ...

Bob Miller Oysterfest: A Second Successful Year

MAPLEWOOD, NJ -- The second annual Bob Miller Oysterfest was held on Saturday, September 17, at The Woodland in Maplewood. The parking lot was converted into festival grounds that featured food, beer, free skin screenings, games for children, and live music. The event ran from 1 p.m. to 9 p.m. and drew large crowds throughout the entire day.

Originally started in 2015 by Grace ...

More Than 100 Tastings at The Arc of Essex County's Third Annual Uncorked & Uncapped: Wine, Beer & Food Fest

LIVINGSTON, NJ — The Arc of Essex County's third-annual Uncorked & Uncapped: Wine, Beer, and Food Fest on Thursday, Sept. 29 at the Westminster Hotel in Livingston will feature nearly 40 wine, craft beer, spirits and restaurant vendors, benefiting individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. 

Honoring the partnerships that have been integral ...

Savor the Fall with a New Jersey Winery Tour

September 25, 2016

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Cancel the trip to Tuscany. New Jersey is receiving a great deal of acclaim for their vineyards with award-winning wines being produced every day.  Americans are enjoying fine wine like never before and the Garden State has become a destination for winery tours and tastings.  Many wineries also offer delightful dining on their scenic ...

Four Ideas for Family Fun this Weekend

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Enjoy the crisp fall air this weekend by traveling to Northern New Jersey for a slew of fun-filled festivals and events. With plenty of food, drink, and music at each event, you and your entire family are guaranteed to go home happy.

Oktoberfest at Mountain Creek in Vernon

Every year, Mountain Creek holds the top Oktoberfest in the entire ...

12th Annual Fall Family Festival at Essex County Environmental Center

Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. is inviting children, adults and families to the Essex County Environmental Center’s 12th Annual Fall Family Festival. This exciting and fun-filled event is a great way to learn about the environment as you celebrate the arrival of fall. The free day-long activities will be held as follows: Date: Saturday, September 24, 2016 Time: 11 a.m. to ...

Better Food, Better Mood: Free Two-Part Food and Nutrition Workshop Begins

September 25, 2016

SUMMIT, NJ - You are what you eat, right?

The Connection is hosting a free two-part food and nutrition workshop beginning with 'Facts vs. Fads', October 1 from 3 - 5 p.m., followed by 'Smart Meal Planning, October 15 from 3 - 5 p.m.

In Part I, attendees will learn:

- What the terms whole foods, organic, free ...

Essex County Senior Wellness Day; Free Health Screenings, Food, Entertainment

Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. invites all Essex County senior citizens to attend the 11th Annual Essex County Senior Wellness Day. This free event, which is sponsored by Aetna, AAA and ShopRite, will be held as follows: Date: Tuesday, September 27, 2016 Time: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Place: Essex County South Mountain Recreation Complex Essex County Richard J. Codey Arena at South ...

Former NY Giant Charles Way, Wife Tahesha join Komen North Jersey to Fight Breast Cancer; Way Joins 2017 'Pink Tie Guys' Class

Susan G. Komen North Jersey recently announced that former New York Giants player Charles Way has committed to being a 2017 Pink Tie Guy. The Susan G. Komen North Jersey Pink Tie Guys are partners in the Komen promise to save lives and end breast cancer forever. This exclusive group of gentleman are advocates of Komen North Jersey by helping to raise funds and spread the message about the ...

Chromium-6, the “Erin Brochovich” Toxin, Found in Millburn/Short Hills Water and Many Communities Throughout New Jersey

September 25, 2016

MILLBURN, NJ - The East Hanover Water Department is on the list of towns, and water commissions and countywide agencies, that have sites that exceed the report's acceptable level of Chromium-6 in tap water (0.02 parts per billion).

The 2000 movie “Erin Brochovich” immortalized the small California town of Hinkley and the deadly contaminant that poisoned their water. But ...

ESSEX COUNTY EXECUTIVE DIVINCENZO ANNOUNCES THE MODERNIZATION OF THE JAMES ‘JIM’ WALLACE PLAYGROUND IN ESSEX COUNTY

September 25, 2016

Newark, NJ – Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. announced on Wednesday, September 21st that the modernization of the James “Jim” Wallace Playground in Essex County West Side Park has been completed. The playground received new apparatus and a safety surface that were designed with a magnolia theme to connect the facility to the park’s history when ...

Bombing Suspect Attended Columbia High School for Freshman Year, According to Yearbook

September 25, 2016

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - The 2004 Columbia High School yearbook, the Mirror, includes a photo of Ahmad Rahami, an Elizabeth man suspected of planting bombs in the region.

Rahami's photo appears in the 2004 yearbook under the heading "Freshmen." His photo is not found in the 2005 Columbia High School yearbook.

Elizabeth Councilman Carlos Torres said authorities ...

Livingston High School Cancels After-School Activities and Keeps Students Indoors After Additional Threats Surface

LIVINGSTON, NJ — All Livingston High School students are required to remain indoors and all after-school activities have been canceled Friday afternoon after more threats against the school were posted on social media Friday.

All teachers and students at the school were reassured that the Livingston Police Department is aware of the situation and is working actively with the Essex ...

Seton Hall Ph.D Student Earns 'Fulbright Distinguished Awards in Teaching' Grant

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - Daria Pizzuto is headed to Chile, where she will research native-written literature that can be used to develop a Spanish teaching program for American children.

The doctoral candidate at Seton Hall University and a resident of Plainfield, has been awarded the "Fulbright Distinguished Awards in Teaching" grant in order to conduct ...

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Boxcar's Eric Linehan Has a New Menu Item

SHORT HILLS, NJ - On a hot summer night I found myself (again) at a neighborhood favorite in Short Hills, the Boxcar Bar and Grill.  Whilst at the bar enjoying a perfectly chilled glass of sauvignon blanc and a plate of Philly cheesesteak egg rolls, I ran into Boxcar's owner, Eric Linehan.  

After catching up a bit, he told me about a new burger that was introduced this past ...

The Mind of a Chef: A Conversation with Chef Ehren Ryan of Millburn’s Common Lot Restaurant

MILLBURN, NJ – Opening a new restaurant is no simple task, particularly if it intends to cater to an educated fine dining audience.  Though the competition for diners’ dollars in “the biz” is tough everywhere, it’s particularly risky for the fine dining establishment as the relative investment in construction, equipment, staff and ingredients is much higher than ...

Millburn Municipal Parking Lot 6 Will Be Closed on Sept. 27 For Approximately 3 Days

September 23, 2016

MILLBURN, NJ - There will be a 24 hour delay regarding the employee parking restrictions due to the environmental investigation construction project. Work will now be starting on Tuesday September 27 instead of Monday 9/26.

Parking Lot 6 will be closed on Tuesday, September 27th for approximately 3 days to perform environmental investigation work. Business permit holders should use ...

Lance Takes Immediate Action: More Terror Funds in Wake of NJ Bombing

WASHINGTON, D.C. --- Congressman Leonard Lance (NJ-07) tonight supported H.R. 5859, the Community Counterterrorism Preparedness Act, which passed the U.S. House on the heels of three acts of terror that struck the United States over the weekend.

“We saw great bravery in New Jersey this week.  Police, fire and other emergency response professionals need more tools to ...

Letter to TAP M/SH Editor: Former Millburn Township Board of Education President Endorses Upcoming Bond Referendum

September 22, 2016

Dear Editor, 

As someone who was a member of the Board of Education at the time of the 2010 redistricting, I want to give some context that connects that event to the upcoming referendum vote on Tuesday September 27.  I want to reemphasize how painful the 2010 redistricting truly was.  We needed to move 75 kids out of the Glenwood School to alleviate the overcrowding there, and ...

Upcoming Events

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Mon, September 26, 7:45 PM

Education Center, Millburn

Millburn Township Board of Education Meeting

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Tue, September 27, 7:00 AM

Voting Stations through Millburn Township, Millburn

Special Election: Bond Referendum

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Wed, September 28, 11:00 AM

Millburn BOE Center, Millburn

Empower Hour

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Wed, September 28, 1:00 PM

SAGE Eldercare, Summit

Immunization Update

Health & Wellness

Better Food, Better Mood: Free Two-Part Food and Nutrition Workshop Begins

September 25, 2016

SUMMIT, NJ - You are what you eat, right?

The Connection is hosting a free two-part food and nutrition workshop beginning with 'Facts vs. Fads', October 1 from 3 - 5 p.m., followed by 'Smart Meal Planning, October 15 from 3 - 5 p.m.

In Part I, attendees will learn:

- What the terms whole foods, organic, free ...

Continuo Arts Opens Music Conservatory Grand Open House Sept. 25

SUMMIT, NJ - The Continuo Arts Foundation opens its new headquarters at 36 Chatham Road in Summit on September 25, from 3 - 5 p.m.. The new facility includes office space, rehearsal hall,  and teaching studios for the new music conservatory.

“We are very excited to launch the Continuo Arts Conservatory and expand our musical offerings and outreach to local artists across ...

Congregation B’nai Jeshurun Upcoming Events and Food Drive

SHORT HILLS, NJ - Members of Congregation B’nai Jeshurun are able to get an early start for their annual donation of food items to the Interfaith Food Pantry of the Oranges.  As a partner organization of the Food Pantry, members of the congregation visit the pantry weekly to sort and distribute bags of food to those whose families depend on the Pantry.

During most years the Jewish ...

Vehicle Burglaries Continue in Millburn Township; Several Arrests for Possession of Illegal Drugs

September 20, 2016

On September 12, 2016 Millburn Police Lieutenant Ronceray noticed a 2007 Dodge Caliber parked on Brookside Drive in the South Mountain Reservation at 11:54 pm. Lieutenant Ronceray initiated a stop for the curfew violation. The investigation led to the arrest of 28 year old Seroy Calnick out of East Orange, and 26 year old Kirstie Weatherhead out of Orange for possession of a controlled dangerous ...

Letting the Jean-ie Out of the Bottle

Sometime between the end of last spring and the beginning of this fall, someone snuck into my closet and shrunk all my jeans.  I tried to convince my husband that we had a problem with the dryer, but since all of his jeans still fit, it was a hard sell.  Without thinking it through, he scoffed and suggested that maybe it wasn't the jeans – maybe it was ...

Markets Hit Record Highs: Three Opportunities

In August, for the first time since 1999, all three major indices, the Dow, S&P, and the Nasdaq, hit a record high on the same day. It doesn’t feel like 1999. Today, investors fret about weak earnings growth, Brexit, the implications of negative interest rates cloaking much of the globe, and a volatile presidential campaign.

Yet, the market continues to grind higher, admittedly ...

A Message from Rick Davis, President of the Millburn Short Hills Chamber of Commerce

As the incoming Chamber President, I am very excited to work with our Board members as well as the total membership to continue strengthening our organization in its mission to support local businesses and our community as a whole. This year’s Board is comprised of an exceptionally diverse group of businesses and business owners who have made substantial contributions to the Chamber and its ...