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Millburn High School Principal Honored by Essex County Freeholders

November 20, 2017

NEWARK, NJ – The accolades continue to stack up for Millburn High School principal Dr. William Miron. A month and a half after his induction into the New Jersey Chapter of the National Wrestling Hall of Fame, the Essex County Board of Chosen Freeholders presented Dr. Miron with the Board’s Commendation for being selected as an inductee and for his dynamic career. Dr. Miron was a ...

Millburn Board of Education Meeting Agenda

MILLBURN TOWNSHIP PUBLIC SCHOOLS 
Millburn, New Jersey 
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REGULAR MEETING 
Millburn Township Board of Education  
Monday, November 20, 2017 7:45 PM – EDUCATION CENTER    

A. CALL TO ORDER  

B. SILENT COUNT OF BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT   

C. ANNOUNCEMENT OF MEETING NOTICE  On May 26, 2017, a notice of this ...

Millburn Board of Education Considering GPS on All Buses

MILLBURN, NJ -- The Millburn Board of Education is considering revising its policy to allow the use of stand-alone GPS devices on school buses, in its ongoing effort to resolve acute problems in busing since the start of the academic year. The policy committee is recommending that the board approves the change, following multiple reports of bus drivers getting lost on routes over the past couple ...

Intersection Paving in Millburn Postponed

November 19, 2017

MILLBURN, NJ - UPDATE: The repairs scheduled for tomorrow, Monday, November 20, 2017 have been postponed until further notice.   

On Monday, November 20, 2017 repairs will take place to fix the paving job at the intersections of Spring St. and Millburn Ave. and Douglas St. and Millburn Ave. Detours by the police department will be in place at 7:00AM. The milling and paving of these ...

Millburn Township Committee Regular Meeting and Agenda

AGENDA

MILLBURN TOWNSHIP COMMITTEE

NOVEMBER 13, 2017 – REGULAR SESSION: 7:30 PM

Open Meeting Statement

Salute to the Flag

ROLL CALL: DTE ( ), SDL ( ), JLR ( ), RJT ( ), CHB ( )

Approval of Agenda Minutes: September 5, 2017, Regular Meeting and September 19, 2017, Regular Meeting Reports

Presentation: Essex County Energy Aggregation

County Representative

Public ...

Updated General Election Night Unofficial Results for Millburn Township

MILLBURN, NJ - The unofficial results for the 2017 General Election in Millburn Township are:

MILLBURN TOWNSHIP COMMITTEE 

With 100% of districts reporting and a total of 9,862 votes cast:

Michael Birnberg (R) - 1,663 (17.18%)

Cheryl Burstein (D) - 3,051 (31.51%)

Jackie Benjamin-Lieberberg (D) - 3,159 (32.63%)

Robert Tillotson (R) - 1,801 (18.60%)

Write-In - 8 ...

Santa Has Arrived and It Is Time To Suit Up For His Flight Crew

November 19, 2017

SHORT HILLS, NJ – Visiting Santa at the Short Hills Mall is more than just a quick picture with the North Pole legend; it is an immersive experience to get everyone into the spirit of the holiday season. The one-of-a-kind setup lets children join "Santa's Flight Academy" and traverse a larger than life re-imagination of the North Pole as a member of Santa's ...

Holiday Lights Spectacular Opens at Turtle Back Zoo

WEST ORANGE, NJ — After reaching its 12th-consecutive attendance milestone in 2016 with 795,558 visitors, the Turtle Back Zoo invites the public to the 11th annual Holiday Lights Spectacular, featuring 50 figures illuminated by one million lights both at the zoo and the surrounding Essex County South Mountain Recreation Complex.

Officially opened on Friday, the Holiday Lights ...

Millburn High School Limelight Players Stage “A Few Good Men”

MILLBURN, NJ - The Millburn High School Limelight Players are proud to present A Few Good Men, on Friday, November 17 and Saturday, November 18 at 7:30 p.m. in the MHS Auditorium.   Tickets will go on sale for the public, starting November 6 until 2 pm on Friday, November 17. 

Tickets are  $10.00 in advance and $12.00 at the door.   Ticket ...

Millburn High School Principal Honored by Essex County Freeholders

November 20, 2017

NEWARK, NJ – The accolades continue to stack up for Millburn High School principal Dr. William Miron. A month and a half after his induction into the New Jersey Chapter of the National Wrestling Hall of Fame, the Essex County Board of Chosen Freeholders presented Dr. Miron with the Board’s Commendation for being selected as an inductee and for his dynamic career. Dr. Miron was a ...

Short Hills Youngster Get Visit from Rutgers Men's Basketball Players at Saint Barnabas Pediatrics Department

LIVINGSTON, NJ — RWJBarnabas Health and Rutgers Athletics hosted a Community Relations Program, as Rutgers student-athletes made Systemwide Hospital Visits on Wednesday. Rutgers men’s basketball team members Deshawn Freeman, Geo Baker and Corey Sanders volunteered their time by visiting with pediatric patients and their families at RWJBarnabas Health’s Saint Barnabas ...

Millburn Recreation Cross County Team Competes At State Competition

FLEMINGTON, NJ - Thirteen Millburn youths participated in the  Track and Field Junior Olympic New Jersey State Championships in Flemington, NJ on November 9. 

On a mild day, the kids all had fantastic races on a with many setting personal records.  The race results are below.  

Several of the kids are set to participate in the USA Track and Field Junior Olympic Regional ...

Millburn Fire Department Introduces New Patch Design

October 26, 2017

MILLBURN, NJ - The firefighters in Millburn are introducing a new uniform patch for only the fourth time in its 140 year history. Township residents will get a chance to see the new patch at the Fire Department’s 67th Annual Halloween Parade. Career firefighter Jeff Wanamaker, who was born and raised in Millburn, joined the Department as a volunteer in 1990 and has a natural talent for ...

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

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 ...

Short Hills Realtor Launches Book to Help Maximize the Sales Price of Your Home

November 19, 2017

When people sell their home, they need to open this door to move on to the next phase of their lives.  People need to close the door on where they are now, in order to open the door to where they need to go next.

-Shannon Aronson

SHORT HILLS, NJ – A door greets the reader in the opening pages of Shannon Aronson’s new book, “Don’t Give It Away,” and it is ...

Free Parking Starts in Downtown Millburn

MILLBURN, NJ - The free parking season kicked off this week in downtown Millburn and lots around town. Beginning on Wednesday, November 15, the free parking will last through the holiday season. The suspension of parking fees in downtown have traditionally started on Black Friday, but shoppers will get an extra time away from the meters in to encourage the community to shop at local ...

Bellevue Theatre Closes its Doors Forever, Maybe

UPPER MONTCLAIR, NJ - Residents were surprised to learn that the beloved Bellevue Theatre located at 268 Bellevue Avenue in Upper Montclair would be abruptly closing its doors after 95 years. The Bellevue Theatre opened on May 13, 1922.

The last movie was shown on Sunday at 7:45, as dozens of residents flocked to the theatre in a nostalgic display of reverence. 

National ...

Montclair Group Prepares to Serve Nearly a Thousand Meals on Thanksgiving

November 20, 2017

MONTCLAIR, NJ - For the past 22 years, local Montclair residents have prepared and served nearly 5000 meals on Thanksgiving to Montclair-area seniors. 

Spearheaded by Greg Whitaker and Wally Choice, Jr. of Montclair, the two began serving meals each year after returning from the Million Man March on Washington, D.C. back in 1995. 

On Friday ...

Short Hills Youngster Get Visit from Rutgers Men's Basketball Players at Saint Barnabas Pediatrics Department

LIVINGSTON, NJ — RWJBarnabas Health and Rutgers Athletics hosted a Community Relations Program, as Rutgers student-athletes made Systemwide Hospital Visits on Wednesday. Rutgers men’s basketball team members Deshawn Freeman, Geo Baker and Corey Sanders volunteered their time by visiting with pediatric patients and their families at RWJBarnabas Health’s Saint Barnabas ...

Scholarship Golf Outing Honors Late Short Hills Resident Allen Meisels

WEST CALDWELL, NJ - The SEEDS Golf Classic, an annual fundraiser for NJ SEEDS, took a new name this year to honor 20-year trustee Allen Meisels who passed away May 30 of this year. The newly dubbed Allen Meisels Memorial Golf Classic, hosted by Bleakley Financial, raised over $211,000 to support scholarships for educational access to highly motivated, low-income students.  

Short Hills ...

Short Hills Realtor Launches Book to Help Maximize the Sales Price of Your Home

November 19, 2017

When people sell their home, they need to open this door to move on to the next phase of their lives.  People need to close the door on where they are now, in order to open the door to where they need to go next.

-Shannon Aronson

SHORT HILLS, NJ – A door greets the reader in the opening pages of Shannon Aronson’s new book, “Don’t Give It Away,” and it is ...

Millburn Township Committee Hears Development Presentation for 'Station Lofts at Short Hills'

MILLBURN, NJ - The Millburn Township Committee heard a presentation Tuesday evening on a proposed residential development plan for the largely vacant lots at the intersection of Chatham Road and Woodland Road. Silverman Group along with Minno Wasko Architects and Planning outlined their vision for a "transit-oriented" project named Station Lofts at Short Hills. 

Michael Tobia, ...

Touring the Fourth Oldest House in Springfield: The Swaim Homestead

SPRINGFIELD, NJ - Anthony Ott and his wife Carol live at 231 South Springfield Avenue in Springfield.  They have a passion for restoring historic homes.  When they bought their current home it was considered a "tear down".  However, the Ott’s made the decision to restore the historic home with a few concessions to modern day conveniences. Anthony is clearly proud of ...

A Flavorful Thanksgiving Vegetarian Choice & More

November 20, 2017

SPRINGFIELD, NJ - Enjoy a vegetarian option for your thanksgiving feast, compliments of Passion for Spices. This recipe is credited to the Indian Cuisine: Diabetes Cookbook authored by May Fridel and published by the American Diabetes Association.

Roasted Acorn Squash with Farro Tahiri

Tahiri is a traditional Indian one-pot meal from the Uttar Pradesh in northern India. It is aromatic, rice ...

Enjoy Thanksgiving at Above Restaurant in South Orange and Par 440 in Short Hills

SOUTH ORANGE AND SHORT HILLS, NJ - Thanksgiving is next Thursday, November 23. For those looking for restaurants that are open for a festive Thanksgiving meal, there are two nearby options: Above Restaurant in South Orange and Par 440 in Short Hills.

ABOVE RESTAURANT & BAR

Above will be serving a special prix fixe Thanksgiving Menu, as well as their regular menu on Thanksgiving ...

New Maplewood Restaurant: Cornbread Holds Ribbon Cutting and Grand Opening

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - The long-anticipated opening of Cornbread, a new farm-to-table restaurant on Springfield Ave. in Maplewood serving traditional American soul food cuisine, held its official grand opening and ribbon cutting on Monday.

The celebration began on the second floor of the restaurant with Tara Dowdell on behalf of Cornbread welcoming and thanking local government officials, ...

Overlook Staff Develops New Insulin Management Device as Healthcare System Empowers Caregivers to Innovate

November 16, 2017

SUMMIT, NJ - A team comprised of two pharmacists, a pharmacy tech and a nurse at Overlook Medical Center were the collaborative brainchild behind the first innovation spawned by the Atlantic Health Advancements program, or AHa!, an initiative designed to be an innovation center and idea incubator that will inspire Atlantic Health System’s team of over 16,000 employees and 3,700 ...

Skin Surveillance Program Available at Saint Barnabas Medical Center

LIVINGSTON, NJ — As skin cancer continues to be the most commonly diagnosed cancer in the United States, early detection is vital to successful treatment. In response, The Melanoma Program at Saint Barnabas Medical Center (SBMC) has partnered with MoleSafe USA to begin offering a Skin Surveillance Program to provide the community with access to diagnostic screening for the early ...

Daylight Savings Time Ends Sunday, Set Your Clocks Back

MILLBURN, NJ - Daylight Savings Time officially ends at 2 a.m. on Sunday morning.  

While everyone will get an extra hour of sleep, the end of Daylight Savings Time means that it will get darker earlier. On Sunday, sunset is set for 4:48 p.m. Each day after that the sun will set one minute earlier until The Winter Solstice on December 21, 2017.

For early risers, they will see the sun a ...

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 ...

Essex County Man Found Dead After Shooting Near Feaster Park

November 19, 2017

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - An Essex County man died Friday night after a shooting in New Brunswick, authorities announced November 18.

Tawan J. Moses, 25 of East Orange, was found dead by authorities at 8:30 p.m. on Throop Avenue near Fester Park according to Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey.

Moses had multiple gunshot wounds and was pronounced dead at the scene, according to the ...

Holiday Lights Spectacular Opens at Turtle Back Zoo

WEST ORANGE, NJ — After reaching its 12th-consecutive attendance milestone in 2016 with 795,558 visitors, the Turtle Back Zoo invites the public to the 11th annual Holiday Lights Spectacular, featuring 50 figures illuminated by one million lights both at the zoo and the surrounding Essex County South Mountain Recreation Complex.

Officially opened on Friday, the Holiday Lights ...

Man Sentenced to 30 Years for Murder of Newark Mother

NEWARK, NJ – Acting Essex County Prosecutor Robert D. Laurino announced that the Honorable Siobhan Teare, Judge of the Superior Court, sentenced Sandro Vargas, 46, of Irvington to 30 years in New Jersey State Prison for the murder of Patricia Hiciano.

Hiciano, a 37-year-old mother of four, was fatally strangled by Vargas in March of 2015. When Hiciano failed to return from her ...

Details Emerge on Fatal Car Crash on Springfield Avenue

November 20, 2017

UNION, NJ – The deadly crash of a shoplifting suspect began at about 4:00 p.m. Sunday afternoon when police were summoned to the Target/Whole Foods stores on Vauxhall Road to assist with a shoplifter resisting arrest.

According to Union police, officers attempted to arrest the suspect, who was violently resisting, shouting he has AIDS.  The suspect bit one of the officers and ...

Manhole Cover Explosion on Bloomfield Ave. Rattles Sleeping Montclair Neighborhood

MONTCLAIR, NJ - Montclair firefighters rushed to the area near 316 Bloomfield Avenue after neighbors reported hearing an explosion around 1 a.m. on Sunday.

Upon investigation, firefighters discovered that a manhole cover had exploded and requested the assistance of PSE&G officials.

Beth Harper, a spokesperson for PSE&G, said, "The explosion was caused by ...

Rutgers Law Students Offer Free Assistance to Voters on Election Day

Essex County voters who get turned down to vote next Tuesday, November 7, at their polling places can receive free legal assistance from students at Rutgers Law School in Newark.

If an Essex County resident goes to vote on Election Day and is not permitted to cast their ballot on the voting machine at a polling place, that voter can appear before a judge to obtain a court order allowing them ...

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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 ...

Millburn Police Investigating Multiple Thefts at Short Hills Mall

November 2, 2017

On October 25, 2017 Millburn Police Officer Royce stopped a 2015 Toyota Corolla on Brookside/Glen for having tinted windows. The investigation led to the arrest of 23 year old Michelle Hargrove out of Bound Brook on an outstanding traffic warrant out of North Brunswick. Ms. Hargrove was placed under arrest and turned over to the North Brunswick Police Department.

On October 26, 2017 Millburn ...

AtlantiCast: Episode 007

On this week’s AtlantiCast, you’ll see how Atlantic Health System is driving innovation and finding new ways to solve tomorrow’s health care challenges, find out how a near tragedy on the tennis courts was averted thanks to some world-class training and technology at Chilton Medical Center and meet the 70 cancer doctors you need to know about – plus much ...

Parting Advice from Four Decades on the Front Lines of Local News

November 12, 2017

In February 1978 I walked into the office of The Rahway News-Record and Clark Patriot to begin what I thought was to be a short-term job stepping stone. 

Instead, it turned out to be a nearly 40-year odyssey in local journalism—including the last eight—overwhelmingly great—years with The Alternative Press (TapInto.Net).

I have decided it is time to spend more time in ...

Upcoming Events

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Sat, November 25, 10:00 AM

Millburn Fire Department Station 2 (Rear of the Building), Short Hills

Millburn Firefighters Winter Clothing Drive for ...

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Sat, November 25, 4:00 PM

Taylor Park at the Gazebo, Millburn

Winter Walk Lighting Ceremony

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Mon, November 27, 6:00 PM

Deerfield Elementary Schools, Short Hills

Deerfield Holiday Boutique

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Tue, November 28, 8:45 AM

Deefield Elementary School, Short Hills

Deerfield Holiday Boutique

Downtown Millburn Development Alliance Celebrates 25th Anniversary

November 20, 2017

MILLBURN, NJ – The Downtown Millburn Development Alliance (DMDA) is proud to announce its 25th anniversary as the economic engine for downtown Millburn, NJ. Founded by the Township Committee in 1992 to enhance downtown’s appearance and vitality, the nonprofit plans events that attract thousands of residents and visitors annually.

DMDA’s first planned function ...

Wine Dine Give Fundraiser will benefit South Mountain Elementary School

MILLBURN, NJ, November 16, 2017 – Our South Mountain School Parent Teacher Organization will host its 8th annual fundraiser. Through the Wine Dine Give event, we raise funds to provide the educational resources and programming that enable our children to succeed and to keep SMS among the top in the nation.

The community is invited to join SMS on Friday, December 1, from 7:00-11:00 pm at ...

The Mall at Short Hills to Host Fall Fashion Preview

SHORT HILLS, NJ - On Saturday, November 18, The Mall at Short Hills will host a fall fashion preview styled by national fashion expert Gina LaMorte. Two presentations will be held at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. in Bloomingdale’s Court and will showcase the latest wear-now seasonal looks followed by a Q&A session with LaMorte. Participating stores include Ann Taylor, Anne Fontaine, ...