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Millburn Students Win 60+ Scholastic Art Awards in the 2017 Northern NJ Region Competition

February 24, 2017

MILLBURN, NJ - Millburn Township Public School students won 64 Art awards in annual Scholastic Art & Writing Awards competition. Students at Millburn High School won 20 Gold Key Awards, 18 Silver Key awards and 25 Honorable Mention awards, many of them in multiple categories. One Millburn Middle School student also earned an Honorable Mention Award.
 
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Superintendent of Millburn Township Schools Update

MILLBURN, NJ - I want to say thanks to the staff, students, parents and community members who came out on Wednesday night for our school district’s first Health & Wellness Community Forum. We heard important insights from over 150 participants about the issues and stressors that impact our students. 
 
A presentation by George Scott, Ed.S. on “Wellness and ...

Millburn High School Student Liaison Committee Presents Stress Study Results to the Board of Eduction

SHORT HILLS, NJ - For months the Millburn community and the Board of Education have focused on the reports of epidemic student stress. Members of the public have come forward with their concerns regarding late posts on Google Classroom, and tests and quizzes not being returned before the next evaluative element and other stressors. In response, BOE President Emily Jaffe has created the Health and ...

Protesters Rally at Congressman Lance’s Westfield Office Against Trump’s Immigration Policies

February 24, 2017

WESTFIELD, NJ — About 50 people gathered in front of Congressman Leonard Lance’s Westfield office for 45 minutes Thursday to protest President Trump’s immigration policies. Among them were members of immigrants’ rights organization Make the Road, Roselle Mayor Christine Dansereau and New York City Councilman Carlos Menchaca.

Demonstrators chanted “No hate, no ...

Lance Responds to Questions on Russia, Impeachment, Environment at Town Hall

BRANCHBURG, NJ – There was so much interest in Rep. Leonard Lance’s Town Hall yesterday that a second one has been scheduled for 9 a.m. Saturday.

Lance said Raritan Valley Community College’s Nash Theater was chosen for each event because it’s the largest venue in his district. Saturday’s Town hall will be Lance’s 42nd such meeting since being elected to ...

Help Name a New Street in Millburn

MILLBURN, NJ - The Township Committee is accepting suggestions from the public to name the "New Road" next to Town Hall, along with renaming Canoe Brook Road from Route 124 behind the Mall and Mack-Cali building.

Following the conclusion of this survey on February 28th the Township Committee will review all submissions and make a final decision on the names of these roads. Access the ...

Trevor Noah, Paul Auster to Speak at Montclair Literary Festival

February 27, 2017

MONTCLAIR, NJ - As the new Montclair Literary Festival launches on March 31 and April 1, 2017, Trevor Noah and Paul Auster are set to appear.

Dozens of award-winning and emerging authors will talk about writing, read from new works and sign books on March 31st and April 1st at the first annual Montclair Literary Festival.

The two-day festival, which aims to showcase the ...

New Jersey Festival Orchestra to Present 'La Traviata'

WESTFIELD, NJ — Artists from the Metropolitan Opera and more will perform in the New Jersey Festival Orchestra’s upcoming presentation of Verdi’s classic Italian opera “La Traviata.”

The opera, described by the NJFO as a “powerful romantic drama,” will be held at the Westfield Presbyterian church on Saturday, March 4 at 7 p.m., with ...

Renowed Organist Benjamin Sheen Performing in Millburn

MILLBURN, NJ - Hailed as a “brilliant organist” by the New York Times, Benjamin Sheen, prize-winning and widely traveled British-born organist, will play the winter recital of this 47th season of Beckerath Organ Recitals at St. Stephen’s Church in Millburn. 

The program will feature some of the most inspirational organ works written through the centuries.  One of ...

Girls Basketball: Millburn Beats Woodbridge, 38-35, in 1st Round State Tourney Game

February 27, 2017

MILLBURN, NJ - The Millburn girls basketball team passed its first test in the state tournament.

Millburn defeated Woodbridge, 38-35, in the opening round of the Section 2, Group 4 state tournament on Monday. Kayla Wolf scored 16 points, grabbed four rebounds and passed for three assists for the Millers (18-6).

Rachel Hubertus finished with 11 points and eight rebounds for Millburn, which ...

Millburn Teams Set To Play in First Ron Epp 8th Grade All-Star Basketball Game is March 11 in Cedar Grove

CEDAR GROVE, NJ - Cedar Grove will host the 1st Annual Ron Epp All-Star Game for eighth grade Suburban players at Cedar Grove High School on March 11 -- girls begin at 1:30 p.m. and the boys will play at 3:30 p.m.  The event is dedicated and named for Cedar Grove's long-time recreation director Ron Epp, who passed away in 2014.

Players will be selected by their coaches and will ...

Ice Hockey: Millburn Loses to Lakeland, 3-0, in States

WAYNE, NJ - The Millburn High School ice hockey team saw its season come to an end in a 3-0 loss to Lakeland Friday night in the second round of the NJSIAA Public B state tournament.

The Millers, who had advanced in the first round with a 5-2 victory over Central Regional, conclude their season with a 17-7-3 record. They won the NJIHL Conference Kelly Division regular season title before ...

Millburn Fire Department to Cook for Charity

February 21, 2017

MILLBURN, NJ - The Millburn Fire Department is repeating its charitable tradition of participating in the Annual Cooked and Uncorked Food and Wine Tasting Festival, now in its seventh year. The fundraising event will be held on Monday, February 27 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Pines Manor in Edison, N.J. Proceeds will benefit the Saint Barnabas Burn Center and the New Jersey Firefighters ...

New Jersey State Police Accepting Application

West Trenton, N.J. – Attorney General Christopher S. Porrino and State Police Superintendent Colonel Joseph R. Fuentes have announced the dates for the opening of the New Jersey State Police application process. Applications will be accepted online from February 13th through February 27th.

Troopers can pursue one of the many diverse career paths that the State Police offers based on ...

Major Fire Early Saturday Morning at Avalon Apartments in Maplewood

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - There was a major fire early Saturday morning, Feb. 4, at the Avalon apartment complex located at 200 Boyden Ave. in Maplewood. The fire started at about 1:30 a.m., and was under control by about 6 a.m., according to Maplewood Mayor Vic De Luca. There was extensive mutual aid at the scene of the fire.

The fire resulted in the full collapse of the left side of one ...

Video Point View's Dietze on Investment Strategies in a New Political World

February 22, 2017

Point View's Wealth Management's Founder, President, Chief Investment Strategist, David Dietze, discusses investing in the new political landscape:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Video Point View's Dietze Says 'Bright' Earnings Needed to Support Robust Valuations

Point View Wealth Management's Founder, President, and Chief Investment Strategist, David Dietze, appeared live on CNBC on the role of earnings in driving stocks higher:

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The Go Fresh Market in Springfield has been Shuttered by Authorities

SPRINGFIELD, NJ - On a visit to Echo Plaza in Springfield it was noticed that Go Fresh Market had not opened at 10 a.m. on Monday morning. On closer inspection it became obvious why the store was closed  and wouldn’t open any time soon. 

There was a posted notice on the door dated February 1, 2017 from Union County Court House.  It was an eviction notice for Eden ...

CareOne Hosts Sets One Day Fundraising Record for Make-A-Wish New Jersey in Newark

February 26, 2017

NEWARK, NJ – For the Courtright family, the 200 Wishes carnival on Sunday, February 26 at the Prudential Center in Newark was about spreading the message of Make-A-Wish New Jersey and all it is able to accomplish for so many families across the state.

The Caldwell family certainly knows the value. Two of their four children – Matthew and Mitchell – have cystic fibrosis. For ...

Millburn Students Provide Academic Assistance to Students from Covenant House Shelter

Millburn, New Jersey -- Under the auspices of The Outreach Movement, Millburn High School Students, Adam Liu, Mohar Kalra, Chris Sun and Bill Zhang are working together to reach out to disadvantaged students living in the Newark area. Millburn High School teacher Anna Kleshelskaya is the club moderator.

The Outreach Movement is a branch of the organization that started in Plano, Texas. It is a ...

Bridges Outreach's Eighth Annual 'Teens Tackle Homelessness' Conference Held March 4

SUMMIT, NJ - An event that is created by and for high school students, Bridges Outreach will hold its 8th Annual 'Teen Tackle Homelessness' Conference on March 4 at Kent Place School.

Speakers will include teens from Covenant House and the Emergency Residency Program at the Newark YMCA who have experienced homelessness. In addition, interactive workshops will illustrate what ...

Five Agents from Towne Realty Group win the 2017 Five Star Professional Award

February 16, 2017

SHORT HILLS, NJ - Five agents from Towne Realty Group received the Five Star Professionals Award for 2017. Five Star Professional conducted research to determine the real estate agents in a given market area, who rated highest in overall satisfaction. As part of an in-depth research process, real estate agents were evaluated by their customers and real estate industry professionals based on ...

Trader Joe’s Recalls Applesauce Due to Possible Presence of Glass Pieces

February 27, 2017

WESTFIELD, NJ — Trader Joe’s announced Sunday that the company was voluntarily recalling the following unsweetened apple sauces in all stores because of the potential presence of glass pieces in the product:

Trader Joe's First Crush Unsweetened Gravenstein Apple Sauce barcode 00015905, all codes through “Best before Aug. 8, 2018.”
Trader Joe's Organic ...

Millburn Library Checks Out the Latest Food Trend: Waffle Irons Aren't Just for Waffles

MILLBURN, NJ- The latest food trend involves using a waffle iron to make everything from grilled cheese to zucchini parmesan fritters. Dozens of waffle iron based cookbooks are hitting the shelves, blogs and pins offer new and unique recipes daily and tv show chefs are jumping on the waffle food bandwagon.

Liz Miller Boose, Adult Programming Librarian at the Millburn Library, is hosting ...

Three Places to Celebrate New Year's Eve Near Milburn

MILLBURN, NJ - If you're looking to spend the last night of 2016 in style and close to home, here are three local places with special New Year's Eve celebrations planned:

ABOVE RESTAURANT AND BAR

Above Restaurant and Bar (One South Orange Ave., South Orange) is serving a special New Year's Eve menu as well as their regular menu; bar is open until 2 ...

Trader Joe’s Recalls Applesauce Due to Possible Presence of Glass Pieces

February 27, 2017

WESTFIELD, NJ — Trader Joe’s announced Sunday that the company was voluntarily recalling the following unsweetened apple sauces in all stores because of the potential presence of glass pieces in the product:

Trader Joe's First Crush Unsweetened Gravenstein Apple Sauce barcode 00015905, all codes through “Best before Aug. 8, 2018.”
Trader Joe's Organic ...

Overlook Medical Center in Summit Named Among 'America's 100 Best Hospitals' by Healthgrades

SUMMIT, NJ -- Overlook Medical Center, part of Atlantic Health System, has been recognized as one of ‘America’s 100 Best Hospitals’ for clinical excellence by consumer rankings group Healthgrades. The designation places Overlook in the top 2 percent of hospitals in the nation for clinical performance.

“As health care becomes ever more focused on value, the national ...

Getting Physical —Therapy, That Is: South Orange Rehabilitation and Wellness

South Orange Rehabilitation and Wellness Expands it’s Facilities to Better Serve the Community 

Acceptance of Physical Therapy Treatments has grown in recent years, due in part to the aging of the baby boomers, injuries from sports and activities, and the public’s interest drug-free remedies. 

To meet this increased demand, South Orange Rehabilitation and Wellness has ...

JCP&L Shares Tips on How to Safely Operate a Backup Generator

February 16, 2017

Backup generators can provide an emergency power supply, enabling you to keep important equipment running during a power outage. It’s important to make sure generators are properly installed and operated to prevent health and safety risks for you and our crews.

Safely Installing a Generator
Before installing your backup generator, follow all instructions in the manufacturer's ...

The Transformation of Morristown's 'The Abbey' Underway for 2017 Mansion in May

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Local designers have begun transforming Alnwick Hall-The Abbey for this year's Mansion In May Designer Showroom.  Alnwick Hall, known in recent years as The Abbey, was once the residence of Edward Peter Meany and his wife, Rosalie Behr. The brick mansion, designed for the Meanys by architect, Percy Griffin, and built between 1903 and 1904, was modeled after various ...

South Orange Police Assist in Newark Vehicle Chase; Three Suspects Arrested

February 22, 2017

NEWARK, NJ - The South Orange Police Department joined New Jersey State Police (NJSP), the Essex County Sheriff's Office, and Newark Police on Feb. 18 in a pursuit which resulted in the arrest of Richard D. Williams (age 39), Terrell Norris (age 28) and a 16-year-old girl all of Newark, and an unidentified woman from East Orange, reported Newark Public Safety Director Anthony ...

Essex County Enacts Code Blue to Provide Shelter During Winter Weather

ESSEX COUNTY AREA, NJ — Essex County’s “Code Blue” procedures are being activated from 4 p.m. on Wednesday to 9 a.m. on Friday due to extreme cold weather and snow in the forecast.

Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo, Jr. and Essex County Sheriff Armando Fontoura said providing the homeless residents with a warm place to stay during extreme weather conditions ...

Former President of The Essex County Sheriff’s PBA Charged With Theft

NEWARK, NJ - The former president of the Essex County Sheriff’s Officers PBA Local 183, Christopher Tyminski for using a PBA issued credit card to pay for over $14,000 in repairs to his personal vehicle. None of the allegations involve Mr. Tyminski’s official capacity within the Essex County Sheriff’s Department, according to a statement made by  Acting Essex ...

Helicopter Crashes Behind Apartments in Chatham; Pilot, Passeger Survive

February 24, 2017

CHATHAM, NJ - A helicopter made a crash landing behind the Suburban Court apartment complex at 525 Main St. in Chatham on Friday evening, landing between the parking garages.

The crash occurred 6:20 p.m. and the pilot reportedly walked away from the accident while a passenger was taken to the hospital with lower back pain.

"At approximately 6:20 tonight, we had a helicopter ...

Area Middle School Moms Appear on Fox News Show, Discuss Emphasis of Islam in Class

CHATHAM, NJ - Chatham moms Libby Hilsenrath and Nancy Gayer made their case about the Chatham Middle School's 7th Grade "World Cultures and Geography" class on national television's "Tucker Carlson Tonight" show, which aired on the Fox News Channel 9 p.m. Monday night.

The Chatham residents told how they questioned the emphasis on Islam in the class at the ...

Springfield's Cannon Hall House is Open to Public Sunday, a Letter from George Washington will be on Display

SPRINGFIELD, NJ – Hit by a cannon ball, it survived the Revolutionary War.  Sunday, there is the Springfield Historical Society Open House at the Cannon Ball House. It will be open to the public from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.  A letter written by George Washington letter from Springfield will be on display.

The Cannon Ball House was built, many believe, around 1760.  It ...

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Senior Rabbi of B'nai Jeshurun of Short Hills Leads 50 Adults to Israel

SHORT HILLS, NJ - Congregation B’nai Jeshurun’s Senior Rabbi, Matthew D. Gewirtz, led a group of 50 adults to Israel in early November. In addition to touring, the trip included Adult B’nai Mitzvah services and discussions with local leaders on various aspects of life in Israel.

Rabbi Gewirtz began his tenure as the Senior Rabbi of Congregation B’nai Jeshurun in ...

Five Everyday Objects That Could Set Your House on Fire

The most cost effective approach to managing risk is to be proactive about reducing hazards and preventing accidents. When it comes to home fires, the most common causes of loss might not be what you expect. Less obvious dangers like the five detailed below actually cause more losses than major events, both because small risks may go unnoticed and because they occur frequently.  

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Millburn Township Issues Updated Downtown Parking Map

February 27, 2017

Updated Downtown Parking Map

An updated downtown parking map is now available on the Millburn Township website. The new map incorporates the new parking zones on Millburn Avenue, as well as the parking restrictions associated with each municipal lot. Note: All downtown parking lots and zones are now pay-by-plate. Remember the "4 P's of Parking":

1. PARK: Select a spot in a ...

Millburn Police Investigating Theft at Four Stores at the Short Hills Mall

February 21, 2017

On February 14, 2017 Millburn Police Officer Recinos responded to Nordstroms on a forgery report that occurred on February 13, 2017. Nordstrom personnel report a black male wearing a green sweatshirt accompanied by a white female wearing a black jacket used 32 counterfeit $100.00 bills to make a purchase. The incident is under investigation by the Millburn Police Detective Bureau.

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Upcoming Events

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Wed, March 1, 7:30 PM

Gero Park Recreation Building, Short Hills

Millburn Recreation Department Meeting

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Thu, March 2, 6:00 PM

Parish Hall at Christ Church, Short Hills

Ladies’ Night Out Spring Shopping Extravaganza

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Fri, March 3, 7:30 PM

Millburn High School, Millburn

MIllburn High School Musical : A Chorus Line

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Sat, March 4, 7:30 PM

Millburn High School, Millburn

Millburn High School Musical : A Chorus Line

Millburn PTOC Presents Award Winning Film 'Most Likely To Succeed' About the Future of Education

February 27, 2017

Millburn PTOC Townwide Parent Education Committee presents the award-winning film, Most Likely To Succeed, about reimagining the future of education and what matters most for students today. 

The morning event at 11:30 AM at Bow Tie Millburn Cinemas requires a ticket purchased online ($5.00/ticket) to cover theater costs. The link for tickets is ...

Big Heart Landscaping Shows its Heart with New Eyes for the Needy

Local landscaping service to donate portion of sales to local charity

Big Heart Landscaping, a lawn maintenance company servicing the Livingston and Short Hills communities, will be donating 10% of proceeds from the first 3 months of mowing service  of new customers’ lawns to New Eyes for the Needy, a 501 (c)3 nonprofit organization. New Eyes, founded in Short Hills in 1932, has ...

Point View's David Dietze Says 'Earnings Hold The Key'

Point View's Wealth Management's Founder, President, Chief Investment Strategist, David Dietze, pens on the market outlook amid record highs!

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Pure Barre Short Hills Announces 2017 Fitness Challenge

SHORT HILLS, NJ – Pure Barre, the largest and most established barre concept in North America, is pleased to announce the Set The Barre challenge, to help new and existing clients reach their 2017 health and fitness goals.

Whether you’re looking to switch up your fitness routine or start working out, Pure Barre can work with you to accomplish your new years resolutions. Designed to ...

The IRS Isn’t Calling

Receiving mail with the IRS listed in the envelope’s upper left corner induces fear in most people. Receiving a phone call with the IRS listed on caller ID is even scarier. Fear can cause you to act before you think—many people fall for criminal scams out of fear. Don’t be one of them.

Bottom line: The IRS does not phone taxpayers or communicate via email. The IRS does not ...