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Superintendent Update: District Welcomes 25 New Staff Members And More

August 21, 2018

MILLBURN, NJ - This week we are welcoming 25 new staff members to Millburn for orientation and professional development.  They broke the ice with an “Amazing Race” scavenger hunt to meet staff and see our schools, found the key to an “Escape Room” as they learned about our technology tools, and built bridges to learn about design challenges.  Thanks to our ...

September Is Right Around The Corner And CCNS is Ready!

SHORT HILLS, NJ - Christ Church Nursery School opened its doors in 1962 and has been serving the community for over 55 years. Hosting ten spacious classrooms that offer both half and full day schedules, the school also reserves two classrooms for their Drop In Center. The Drop In Center opened in 1981 and provides quality child care for children from 6 months through five years.  ...

Former Deerfield Principal Passes Away

MILLBURN, NJ - We just received sad news that a former Deerfield Principal, Dr. Harlan Clark, passed away this weekend. He was well-loved by former students and teachers. Here is his obituary sent to us by his son: http://www.legacy.com/obitua…/saltlaketribune/obituary.aspx…
Condolences to his family...

Protestors March in Springfield Despite Change in VP Pence Schedule

August 10, 2018

SPRINGFIELD, N.J.-A scheduled campaign speech by Vice President Mike Pence was supposed to be held at Baltusrol Golf Club on Friday, August 10, but was moved at the last minute to the Trump Bedminster course. The speech was in support of Jay Webber, who is running against Mikie Sherrill for the vacant seat in New Jersey’s 11thcongressional district. Protestors, however, still showed up in ...

Lawmakers Denounce SCOTUS Nomination at Essex County Courthouse

NEWARK, NJ - State Assemblywoman Eliana Pintor Marin said it was important to support local women’s health organizations at a state level if President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court justice nominee be approved.

The assemblywoman joined state Sen. Teresa Ruiz, congressional leaders and women's rights groups yesterday at the steps of the Essex County Courthouse ...

PSE&G Emergency Work to Impact Areas of Millburn

MILLBURN, NJ - PSE&G is conducting emergency work tomorrow, July24th, to repair plates covering the roadway at Morris Turnpike, Millburn Avenue, and Farley Place. Work will from 8:00am – 6:00pm, and is weather dependent. The Millburn Police Department will be onsite to establish detours and/or lane closures as deemed necessary.

The originally planned work on Short Hills Avenue ...

Partners in Paint Exhibit at the Mayo Performing Arts Center

August 21, 2018

The Art Upstairs Gallery of the MAYO Performing Arts Center located at 100 South Street, Morristown, NJ, once again presents the original works of the Northern New Jersey art group, Partners in Paint, ends September 18, 2018.  The exhibit will feature 36 paintings in watercolor, oils, pastels, acrylics and graphite. See examples below.

Partners in Paint (PiP) is a group of artists ...

Millburn Desi Club Invites Community to Celebrate Indian Independence Day

MILLBURN, NJ - The Millburn Short Hills Desi Club is preparing to welcome the community to their Indian Independence Day celebration on August 15. This year marks the 71st anniversary of Indian Independence from Britain becoming a free democratic nation.

The Desi Club is excited to welcome not only local residents and their families but also guests from surrounding communities and from abroad.

Millburn Gets First Little Free Library Through the Friends of the Millburn Library

MILLBURN, NJ - There is a bright new fixture in Taylor Park for the entire community to share.  The Friends of the Millburn Library (FML) installed a Little Free Library (LFL) to spread a love of reading and books. The library contains a wide range of books: adult fiction, non-fiction, Young adults, kids, paperbacks and hardcovers. 

Library Board of Trustee member Judith Eisner got ...

Mary Patricia Colicchio of Millburn Passes Away at Age 56

August 12, 2018

MILLBURN, NJ - Mary Patricia Colicchio, who taught history and film studies at Summit High School since 2003, passed away August 4 at the age of 56. She had been battling pancreatic cancer since being diagnosed in August of 2017.

Colicchio offered an honest and courageous, first-person account of her fight at marypatsjourney.blogspot.com.

In an e-mail sent ...

Prospective Summer 2019 Pre-K and Kindergarten Children Invited to Experience “Rookie Day” at Meadowbrook Country Day Camp on August 13, from 10 am to 12:30 pm

LONG VALLEY, NJ — Those with children entering Pre-K or Kindergarten for the 2018-2019 school year who are thinking about day camp options for next summer are invited to attend “Rookie Day” at Meadowbrook Country Day Camp, on Monday, August 15, 2018, from 10 a.m. — 12:30 p.m. Reservations will be accepted on a first come, first served basis by calling (908) 876-3429, ...

Distinguished Millburn Commander Returns from Year Deployment Overseas

MILLBURN, NJ - A familiar face is back around town in Millburn, as Commander Jonathan Sym of the US Navy and the Managing Editor for TAPinto Millburn returned from a year-long deployment. In July 2017, Sym embarked on orders based in Baumholder, Germany to support Operation Freedom’s Sentinel which focuses on training, advising, assisting as well as counter-terrorism ...

Millburn Swim Team has Strong Showing at Meet of Champions

August 2, 2018

MILLBURN, NJ - Millburn Recreation Swimming fielded 36 swimmers in the annual Division II meet at Cedar Grove Community Pool against four other teams including Cedar Grove, East Hanover, Madison and Verona. With over 200 swimmers competing at the individual level, Millburn had the strongest showings in the 8U and the girls 13-14 events.

That same day, each of the four ...

New Jersey Olympian Sydney McLaughlin Turns Pro, Signs With Talent Agency WME

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Olympian and Union Catholic High School alum Sydney McLaughlin, who turned pro after one of the greatest "one and done" seasons in NCAA Track and Field history at the University of Kentucky, has signed with talent agency WME (William Morris Endeavor), according to a report in Sports Business Daily. McLaughlin turned pro after a dazzling freshman year at ...

Betting On Far Hills Steeplechase Races Finally Gets The Starter's Call

FAR HILLS, N.J.— Fans attending the 98th annual running of the Far Hills Races at Moorland Farms on Oct. 20 will find a brand-new attraction — pari-mutuel betting.

The seven-race card offers $850,000 in gross purses, the highest dollar value of any sanctioned steeplechase meeting in North America. The highlight for the 2018 renewal will be the $450,000 Grand National, ...

Customer At Chase Bank ATM in Short Hills Robbed At Gunpoint

August 21, 2018

SHORT HILLS, NJ - Millburn Police announced that a patron of Chase Bank in Short Hills was robbed at gunpoint last night at 9:30 p.m. while using a drive-up ATM. Two men in masks are seen from security cameras approaching the bank's customer from the driver's side of the vehicle, one carrying a handgun.

No information regarding the health of the patron has been disclosed, nor ...

Three more burglaries in Millburn Township Last week, Theft Reports at The Short Hills Mall

On August 7, 2018 Millburn Police Officer Crawn responded to the Salvatore Ferragamo store at The Mall at Short Hills on a theft report. Salvatore Ferragamo personnel report a black male with dread locks, wearing a black Jordan t-shirt and black shorts concealed 3 handbags valued at $5940.00 in a shopping bag and left the store without making payment. The incident is under investigation by the ...

Bus Returning From Newark Mayor’s Picnic Overturns on NJ Turnpike

Newark, NJ - Thirty-six passengers on a bus returning from an annual mayor’s picnic Saturday were taken to area hospitals with non-life threatening injuries after an accident on the New Jersey Turnpike, officials said.

Mayor Ras Baraka's fourth annual family reunion picnic event was held at Black Bear Lake Country Club in Millstone. Around 5:30 p.m., a bus leaving the event with ...

Millburn/Short Hills Chamber of Commerce Gets Down To Business

August 15, 2018

SHORT HILLS, NJ – More than 75 local business owners, entrepreneurs and senior managers of some of the largest corporations around Millburn Township attended a networking event at the Benihana restaurant in Short Hills Tuesday evening. The Millburn/Short Hills Chamber of Commerce hosted a “business bash” with five chambers from Livingston, Maplewood, North Essex, South ...

Port Authority Bus Terminal To Test New Security System This Week

NEW YORK, NY - Commuters into the Port Authority Bus terminal today through Wednesday will be part of a pilot to test a new security system, one that will try an identify suicide vests and other improvised explosive devices, according to a release from the agency.

The Port Authority will launch this pilot test on the new security system designed to help law enforcement ...

Short Hills Resident Hits Jersey Cash 5 Jackpot

TRENTON, NJ - Short Hills resident George Ippolito had his dollar and a dream pay off after playing the same five numbers in the Jersey Cash 5 for years, hitting the jackpot in April. He plans to put the $785,212 windfall towards his retirement, savings and for his family in the coming years.

Five years ago, Ippolito started playing: 04, 18, 23, 36 and 3 8 without fail. While he missed the ...

Dun and Bradstreet of Short Hills Supports 'Do Good Week'

August 20, 2018

SUMMIT, NJ – A team of 30 employees from Short Hills-based Dun & Bradstreet recently volunteered at SAGE Eldercare as part of a companywide annual “Do Good Week” program. This is the fourth year Dun & Bradstreet has volunteered with SAGE to help deliver Meals on Wheels and work with older adults in the Spend-A-Day Adult Day Health Center. 

“Do Good Week is ...

Oysterfest for Melanoma Awareness is September 15 in Maplewood

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - Each September over the last four years, there have been “Get Naked in the ‘Wood” lawn signs throughout Maplewood and South Orange yards that have made many curious. This clever slogan promotes the annual Robert J. Miller Oysterfest for Melanoma Awareness that drew 2000 neighbors to The Woodland last year to support an important cause and enjoy a fun community ...

LBI Summer Soiree "Boardwalk Nights" on Friday, August 10 at the Sea Shell Resort and Beach Club to Benefit David's Dream and Believe Cancer Foundation

BEACH HAVEN - On August 10, the inaugural LBI Summer Soiree “Boardwalk Nights” (formerly Island Gala) will take  to the breathtaking Sea Shell Resort & Beach Club on Friday, August 10 to benefit David's Dream & Believe Cancer Foundation.

The LBI Summer Soiree is brought to you by key supporting company D. Finelli Construction. David Finelli was ...

Farm and Fork Society of Millburn Starts New Pick-Up Location

August 14, 2018

MILLBURN, NJ - Farm & Fork Society, a local CSA (Community Supported Agriculture group), announced today that they will be starting a new pick-up location with afternoon and evening pick up times at Bed, Bath and Beyond located at 180 Route 10 West, East Hanover, NJ.

Local residents can purchase organic vegetable shares from Circle Brook Farm in Andover, NJ, ...

LBI Summer Soiree "Boardwalk Nights" on Friday, August 10 at the Sea Shell Resort and Beach Club to Benefit David's Dream and Believe Cancer Foundation

BEACH HAVEN - On August 10, the inaugural LBI Summer Soiree “Boardwalk Nights” (formerly Island Gala) will take  to the breathtaking Sea Shell Resort & Beach Club on Friday, August 10 to benefit David's Dream & Believe Cancer Foundation.

The LBI Summer Soiree is brought to you by key supporting company D. Finelli Construction. David Finelli was ...

Maplewood Fourth of July is Bigger Than Ever!

Maplewood Fourth of July is bigger than ever!

Join us for a full day of festivities in Memorial Park, with live music on two concert stages, a carnival midway, boardwalk games, two food courts, a classic car show, the Zerbini Family Circus, and much, much more!

This year's Fourth of July fairgrounds will be accessible from 4 entrance gates, located throughout the north and south fields ...

Saint Barnabas Achieves Highest National Honor for Nursing Excellence

August 18, 2018

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Saint Barnabas Medical Center (SBMC) in Livingston achieved Magnet recognition this month as a reflection of its nursing professionalism, teamwork and superiority in patient care.

According to SBMC, the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s (ANCC) Magnet Recognition Program distinguishes organizations that meet rigorous standards for nursing excellence. With this ...

Local Expert Shares Knowledge on How to Reduce Drowning Risks

WEST ORANGE, NJ - In follow-up to his recent message to the public on why water safety is more than just a summertime concern, Roman Martens, owner of the British Swim School NJ The Oranges, shared the following tips on what can be done to lower the risk of drownings and near-drownings.

Designate a "water watcher."
Learn and practice lifesaving skills. Know the basics of ...

Hazardous Weather Heat Advisory in Effect for Tuesday in Millburn

MILLBURN, NJ - The National Weather Service issued a hazardous weather alert for a heat advisory for Northern New Jersey for Tuesday, August 7 until 8 pm that includes Millburn and the whole of Essex County.

A Heat Advisory is issued when the combination of heat and humidity is expected to make it feel like it is 95 to 99 degrees for two or more consecutive days, or 100 to 104 ...

Newark Homicide

August 18, 2018

Newark – Acting Essex County Prosecutor Robert D. Laurino and Newark Public Safety Director Anthony F. Ambrose announced today that the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide/Major Crimes Task Force, which includes detectives from Newark, is investigating the fatal shooting of Terrell Malone, 28, of Toms River.

Malone was shot at approximately 11:45 p.m. yesterday. He was ...

ESSEX COUNTY EXECUTIVE DIVINCENZO ANNOUNCES THAT THE ESSEX COUNTY SCHOOLS OF TECHNOLOGY DISTRICT WILL END ITS BANKING RELATIONSHIP WITH WELLS FARGO

Essex County, NJ – Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. and the Essex County Schools of Technology District jointly announced on Wednesday, August 15th that the school district will be following Essex County’s lead and will be closing its accounts with Wells Fargo. The County Executive asked the school district to sever its ties with the bank to show a united ...

Essex County Executive Calls on Governor, Legislature to Re-enact 2 Percent Salary Cap for Police and Fire

Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo Jr. is calling on Gov. Phil Murphy, Senate President Stephen M. Sweeney and Assembly Speaker Craig J. Coughlin to work together and re-enact the 2 percent on annual salary increases for police officers and firefighters that are awarded through arbitration. 

The measure was first adopted in 2011 by the Democratically-controlled Legislature and ...

Sting Operation by New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs, Catches 29 Unlicensed Movers

August 20, 2018

NEWARK – Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal and the Division of Consumer Affairs today announced that 29 unlicensed movers have been issued Notices of Violation (“NOVs”) as a result of “Operation Mother’s Attic, a State-led undercover sting targeting public movers suspected of operating without licenses. Each unlicensed mover was also assessed a $2,500 civil ...

Springfield School Board Official Named President of NJASBO

SPRINGFIELD, NJ - Matthew A. Clarke, the secretary and business administrator (BA) of the Springfield Board of Education has been named President of the New Jersey Association of School Business Officials (NJASBO) for the 2018-2019 school year.

The New Jersey Association of School Business Officials (NJASBO) is a professional association that comprises individuals who administer or supervise a ...

NJ Young Adult is Crowned “Best Bowler in the Nation” at the Special Olympics USA Games in Seattle

SEATTLE, WA - Justin Malfitano of East Brunswick recently represented the state of New Jersey at the Special Olympics USA Games in Seattle earlier in July for bowling. He beat the national favorite in the Men’s High-Performance division to be named the best bowler in the nation taking home a gold medal, also earning him a front-page article in the Seattle Times Sports section. He also ...

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AtlantiCast: Episode 19

On this week’s AtlantiCast, you’ll find some can’t-miss back to school tips for parents and students, learn about a new treatment for brain injury, see which Atlantic Health System medical center is the only one in New Jersey to make a new, national list, find out how to avoid “avocado hand,” and much more!

 

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Thu, August 23, 12:00 PM

Memorial Park Ampitheater, Maplewood

Movie In the Park

Arts & Entertainment Giving Back Police & Fire

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Sat, August 25, 2:00 PM

Oskar Schindler Performing Arts Center (OSPAC), West Orange

LE PIQUE NIQUE WINE & MUSIC FESTIVAL

Arts & Entertainment Giving Back

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Tue, September 4, 7:30 PM

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Millburn Township Committee Meeting

Oysterfest for Melanoma Awareness is September 15 in Maplewood

August 18, 2018

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - Each September over the last four years, there have been “Get Naked in the ‘Wood” lawn signs throughout Maplewood and South Orange yards that have made many curious. This clever slogan promotes the annual Robert J. Miller Oysterfest for Melanoma Awareness that drew 2000 neighbors to The Woodland last year to support an important cause and enjoy a fun community ...

What's a Rigamajig?

The Rigamajig is definitely a fan favorite! The children are able to explore and build whatever their imaginations think up!

Rigamajig was developed in 2011 by Cas Holman for Friends of the High Line in collaboration with early learning educators, woodworkers and children. It was launched in New York City’s High Line Park as the High Line Children’s Workyard Kit and ...

Millburn Twp. Recreation Dept. Adds Pickleball Courts

The Millburn Recreation Department is excited to announce that the Slayton Field Tennis Courts on Glen Avenue below Wyoming School are now both lined for pickleball and tennis.  Currently, a Millburn Recreation Tennis Membership is needed to use any of the tennis courts in Millburn (Slayton Field, Taylor Park and Gero Park).  Current tennis members may use their membership card to play ...