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Millburn Township Voters Say YES to School Board Bond Referendum

September 28, 2016

SHORT HILLS, NJ – Millburn Township voters overwhelmingly approved the school board’s $25.6 million bond referendum in a Special Election held yesterday. Of the 14,945 registered voters, 2,506 voted in favor of the referendum and 846 were against, with an additional 112 mail-in ballots. 23% of registered voters came out to express their opinion in the election. 75% of voters supported ...

Superintendent of Millburn Township Schools Thanks Millburn Community

MILLBURN, NJ - The votes are in, and I want to thank the voters of Millburn for their overwhelming support of the school district’s referendum. 75% of voters said YES to our plans to purchase/renovate Washington School, update restrooms, burglar/fire/communication systems in all of our schools, and provide program enhancements for all students. 

Your votes signify a partnership with ...

Millburn High School Students Pitch Benefits of Robotics at BOE Meeting; District and Board Goals for 2016-2017 Outlined

Millburn, NJ – Two Millburn High School seniors, Anand Tyagi and Filip Cakulev, accompanied their principal high school principal Dr. Willam Miron to last night’s board of education meeting at the Ed Center.  Together they presented an update of ‘Demo Day’, an annual event that provides an introduction to robotics and computer science led by Millburn High School ...

Construction Continues on Millburn Ave., Concrete to be Poured On South Side of Millburn Ave. on Monday

September 30, 2016

MILLBURN, NJ – Now that the major construction on Main St. is complete and the former sidewalks on the south side of Millburn Ave. have been demolished, contractors will begin building new sidewalks beginning next week.

Additionally, lighting conduits on Millburn Ave. will be prepared and granite sections on Main St. will be set, at which time roadway striping will ...

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

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 ...

Wharton Institute for the Performing Arts Hosts Auditions for New Jersey Youth Theatre’s "A Christmas Carol" October 8

September 30, 2016

BERKELEY HEIGHTS—Wharton Institute for the Performing Arts (WIPA) will host open auditions for the New Jersey Youth Theatre’s production of A Christmas Carol on Saturday, October 8 from 12:00 to 4:00 p.m. in its black box theater located at 60 Locust Avenue in Berkeley Heights. The Radio-style play with music of the period includes a cast of ten actors playing all major roles and six ...

Free Irish Music Concert, Workshop Nov. 13

Tunes of Old East Galway - Free Irish Music workshop & concert at the Summit Free Public Library on Sunday, November 13 at 2 p.m.

Learn a melody on your instrument or lilt it with your voice.

 -- Bring your instrument!  - **Listeners encouraged to attend** --

Free workshop followed by free concert with Lesl Harker, Irish flute and Jerry O'Sullivan, ...

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

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 ...

Boys Soccer: Millers Prevail in OT, 1-0

September 30, 2016

NEWARK, NJ - After a scoreless regulation, Benji Prashker scored the only goal to give Millburn a 1-0 boys soccer victory over Central High School of Newark Thursday.

Kyle Speckhart and Andrew Clark split time in goal for Millburn, with Speckhart making two saves and Clark one. Millburn is 5-2-1, with time off now until Thursday, Oct. 6.

Millburn High School Girls Tennis Tested, Wiggle Away from Defeat

LIVINGSTON, NJ - The MHS Girls Tennis Team, while still celebrating their victories over Golda Och, Columbia, Livingston, and Newark Academy in the finals en route to their fourth consecutive Essex County Tournament, met Newark Academy for the second time this season. But this time the Lady Minutemen had a chip on their shoulder, seeking revenge.

The team had not been tested throughout the ...

Boys Soccer: Millburn Ties West Orange, 1-1

MILLBURN, NJ - Matt Jordan's second goal of the season enabled the Millburn boys soccer team to tie West Orange, 1-1, on Tuesday.

Jordan's first-half goal was assisted by Drew Cohn, who leads the Millers (4-2-1) in assists with four. Perry Schwartz had a busy day in goal for Millburn with 11 saves.

The Millers remain undefeated in their own conference at 4-0.

Chatham Township Police: "Smoking Backpack" at CHS was Battery Charger

September 29, 2016

CHATHAM, NJ. - Police and fire responded to Chatham High School for a reported "smoking backpack" in a classroom on 9:26 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 29.

When police officers arrived, they found the backpack outside the building near the auditorium. School officials indicated the backpack had been removed from a second floor classroom and placed outside by a maintenance worker. All ...

Train Service at Short Hills Station Temporarily Halted Monday Evening Due to Fallen Power Lines

SHORT HILLS, NJ – NJ Transit police officers and Millburn firefighters were still on scene at the Short Hills train station at 9:30 p.m. on Monday evening, investigating an incident that stopped train service temporarily on both the eastbound and westbound tracks.

According to NJ Transit Public Relations Officer James Smith in a phone conversation with TAP M/SH, train service was halted ...

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

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 ...

Audio: Point View's Petrides Tells The Journal 'Tech Bubble Survivors' are Value Plays Today

September 30, 2016

Point View Wealth Management Managing Director, John Petrides, Interviewed by the Wall Street Journal discussing Tech stocks as income plays:

 

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Point View Wealth Management, Inc. works with families in Summit and beyond, providing customized portfolio management services and comprehensive financial planning, to develop and achieve their financial goals.

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Fall Double Header for Maplecrest Ford Lincoln of Union

What an awesome day for a double header. We began in our Ford Mustang, the official pace car of the Union Township Chamber of Commerce Mayor's Cup 5K Race, and ended in a Lincoln MKC at the South Orange Village PlayDay.

MHS Student Leads Nonprofit Chapter for Millburn/Short Hills

September 30, 2016

MILLBURN, NJ – Millburn High School students live a demanding life.  As one of America’s highest rank schools, students here are expected to not only to excel in the classroom but also on the athletic field, in the arts and beyond.  Competition for grades and entrance into select colleges are on the minds of many of 1,500 students that attend what Newsweek Magazine in 2015 ...

Maplecrest Ford Lincoln and Operation Rebound: Working Together to Help Veterans and First Responders

UNION, NJ – Operation Rebound and Maplecrest Ford Lincoln have partnered together before, but the recent bike relay ride to Walter Reed Medical Center was special. 

Operation Rebound NJ Racing Team is a premier sports and fitness program for American military personnel, veterans and first responders with physical challenges. It provides unparalleled opportunities to pursue ...

Volunteers Wanted for Eyeglass Sorting at New Eyes for the Needy in Short Hills

New Eyes for the Needy, a non-profit organization, is in need of volunteers on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday mornings, anytime 9am-12, to sort and classify donated glasses for overseas distribution to developing countries.  Training will be provided in the office at 549 Millburn Ave., Short Hills.  Volunteers are an important part of an effort to empower the needy with the ...

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 ...

Tyson Foods Inc. Recalls Chicken Nugget Products Due To Possible Foreign Matter Contamination

September 28, 2016

WASHINGTON, DC – Tyson Foods Inc., a Sedalia, Mo. establishment, is recalling approximately 132,520 pounds of fully cooked chicken nugget products that may be contaminated with hard plastic, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.

The fully cooked Panko Chicken Nuggets items were produced on July 18, 2016. The ...

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

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 ...

Five Fall Festivals to Entertain This Weekend

September 28, 2016

TAPinto Travels Presents

October is the prime time to attend fall festivals within the North Jersey area. The weather is still warm to enjoy the outdoors with your entire family. Throughout the first weekend of October, you can travel across the state to attend events that celebrate the harvest season.

 

Lenape Day

One of the more unique cultural experiences occurs every ...

Savor the Fall with a New Jersey Winery Tour

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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

TAPinto Travels Presents

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 ...

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 Board of Freeholders Authorize County to Enter into State Health Benefits Plan

September 30, 2016

NEWARK, NJ – A resolution authorizing the County of Essex to enter active and retired employees into the State Health Benefits Plan to be effective Jan. 1, 2017, was affirmed by the Essex County Board of Chosen Freeholders board meeting at the Hall of Records on Wednesday, Sept. 28.

According to the board, this unprecedented decision was made with more than 3,000 Essex County employees ...

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

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 ...

Ciattarelli to Launch Gubernatorial Campaign in Manville on Tuesday, Oct. 4

September 30, 2016

SOMERVILLE, NJ – Fed up with the status quo, state Assemblyman Jack Ciattarelli (R-16th), a Hillsborough resident who has made no secret of his desire to be the next governor of New Jersey, will make it official next Tuesday, Oct. 4 when he announces his candidacy for the GOP nomination at Manville High School.

A successful entrepreneur and small business owner with a strong track record ...

Hoboken Train Crash Update: Gov. Christie: ‘Train Came In Too Fast,’ 108 Injured, 1 Dead

HOBOKEN, NJ – New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie said the NJ Transit commuter train that crashed into the Hoboken terminal, killing a person on the platform and injuring another 108, “came in too fast.”

The commuter train on the Pascak Valley Line from Spring Valley, New York, entered the Hoboken Terminal at 8:45 a.m. Thursday, crashing through a concrete stop, sending at least ...

Police Investigate Possible “Creepy Clown” Sighting Near Hanover Park High School

EAST HANOVER, NJ - Police were called earlier today with reports of a possible “creepy clown” near the grounds of Hanover Park high school. The school did not initiate a lockdown, but police cruisers have been scouring the campus and surrounding areas all afternoon.

According to police sources, the individual they are looking for was wearing just a clown mask and not a full ...

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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 ...

The Millburn/Short Hills Community Help One Another in Wake of Hoboken Train Crash; Residents Volunteer Child Care and Transportation Assistance

September 30, 2016

SHORT HILLS, NJ – By now many already know of the NJ Transit train that crashed into the Hoboken terminal at approximately 8:45 a.m. on Thursday morning.  First responders weren’t the only ones helping, average citizens who were on the platform that day also rushed to help where they could, according to news reports. 15 miles away in Millburn Township, volunteers also wanted to ...

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 ...

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Wharton Institute for the Performing Arts Hosts Auditions for New Jersey Youth Theatre’s "A Christmas Carol" October 8

September 30, 2016

BERKELEY HEIGHTS—Wharton Institute for the Performing Arts (WIPA) will host open auditions for the New Jersey Youth Theatre’s production of A Christmas Carol on Saturday, October 8 from 12:00 to 4:00 p.m. in its black box theater located at 60 Locust Avenue in Berkeley Heights. The Radio-style play with music of the period includes a cast of ten actors playing all major roles and six ...

Audio: Point View's Petrides Tells The Journal 'Tech Bubble Survivors' are Value Plays Today

Point View Wealth Management Managing Director, John Petrides, Interviewed by the Wall Street Journal discussing Tech stocks as income plays:

 

wsj.com

 

Point View Wealth Management, Inc. works with families in Summit and beyond, providing customized portfolio management services and comprehensive financial planning, to develop and achieve their financial goals.

We ...

Free Irish Music Concert, Workshop Nov. 13

Tunes of Old East Galway - Free Irish Music workshop & concert at the Summit Free Public Library on Sunday, November 13 at 2 p.m.

Learn a melody on your instrument or lilt it with your voice.

 -- Bring your instrument!  - **Listeners encouraged to attend** --

Free workshop followed by free concert with Lesl Harker, Irish flute and Jerry O'Sullivan, ...

Millburn Police Report Two Vehicle Burglaries, One Home Burglary, Four Store Thefts and More

September 27, 2016

On September 20, 2016 Millburn Police Officer Kelly stopped a 2010 Honda Accord at Main/Taylor after a registration check showed the driver had a suspended license. The investigation led to the arrest of the 26 year old driver Robert Scott out of Garfield on outstanding warrants out of Garfield, Passaic, and Lyndhurst. One of the passengers, 28 year old Angelina Drejaj out of Garfield, was found ...

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 ...