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TAPinto Freelance Reporter Killed While Walking on Route 10

October 16, 2018

RANDOLPH, NJ - Lindsay Ireland, a reporter who worked for several TAPinto.net sites and the Daily Record, died early Oct. 14 after being struck by a vehicle in Randolph, police said.

The incident took place on Route 10 in the early morning, said Randolph police  Lt. Christopher Guiliani said that the Ireland,  26, of Randolph, was struck and killed by Victor Retana, 30, ...

Improvements Underway at Essex County Riker Hill Art Park

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Following a second public meeting held in Livingston last week to discuss the current plans for how to spend the $1 million currently allotted toward the revitalization of Riker Hill Art Park (RHAP) in Livingston, some of the priorities, such as improving the safety and accessibility of the entrance at the intersection of Beaufort Avenue and Homestead Drive, are ...

Notice of Action Taken by the Millburn Township Zoning Board of Adjustment

Notice of Action Taken by the Millburn Township Zoning Board of Adjustment

            TAKE NOTICE that on the 15th day of October, 2018, the Millburn Township Zoning Board of Adjustment took the following actions:

1.         Calendar No. 3636-18.  Adopted a ...

Millburn Deputy Mayor Jodi Rosenberg Candidate Statement for Re-Election To Township Committee

COMMON SENSE. RESPECTFUL. CONSCIENTIOUS. ENERGETIC. ACCESSIBLE. RESPONSIVE. POSITIVE. BALANCED. CAPABLE.  These words describe me and why I am the best candidate for the Township Committee.  I am honored to have served the residents of Millburn Township for the past three years and am seeking re-election to continue to be a steward of your community. 

For those who do ...

Millburn Superintendent Provides Update on Notification System

October 13, 2018

We will continue to use the SchoolMessenger notification system to alert you of inclement weather announcements for school closings, delays and other emergencies, via phone, email and text messages. We also use this system for sending out general emails and news, transportation schedule changes, as well as attendance calls at the middle and high ...

Christ Church Nursery School Gets Safety Visit from Millburn Firefighters

SHORT HILLS, NJ - Christ Church Nursery School enjoyed a visit from the Millburn Fire Department on Monday. 

Battalion Chief Jim Boyle and Firefighter Frank Rios arrived on their fire truck to talk with each preschool class about fire safety and what to expect if firefighters ever have to come help the children. 

The firefighters showed the children what they looked like in ...

Short Hills Students Named in National Merit Scholarship Program

SUMMIT, NJ – The Kent Place School recently announced that seniors Tarika Bansal and Sasha Khidekel of Short Hills, were named Commended Students in the 2017 National Merit® Scholarship Program. Commended Students place among the top five percent of the more than 1.5 million students in the competition. Sofia Kwon of West Orange, Nicole Leffler of Basking Ridge, ...

Notice of Action Taken by the Millburn Township Zoning Board of Adjustment

October 16, 2018

Notice of Action Taken by the Millburn Township Zoning Board of Adjustment

            TAKE NOTICE that on the 15th day of October, 2018, the Millburn Township Zoning Board of Adjustment took the following actions:

1.         Calendar No. 3636-18.  Adopted a ...

Millburn Deputy Mayor Jodi Rosenberg Candidate Statement for Re-Election To Township Committee

COMMON SENSE. RESPECTFUL. CONSCIENTIOUS. ENERGETIC. ACCESSIBLE. RESPONSIVE. POSITIVE. BALANCED. CAPABLE.  These words describe me and why I am the best candidate for the Township Committee.  I am honored to have served the residents of Millburn Township for the past three years and am seeking re-election to continue to be a steward of your community. 

For those who do ...

Downtown Millburn Complete Streets Revisited; Data Shows Decrease in Pedestrian and Traffic Accidents

MILLBURN, NJ – Crash data compiled by the Millburn Police Department shows a significant decrease in the number of pedestrian and traffic accidents in downtown Millburn. 

The data tracked the number of accidents from January 1, 2014 through March 1, 2018 to include the period of construction during Phase 1 of Complete Streets that began in July of 2016. The crash data tracked ...

Football: Millburn Gets Past Orange, 27-20

October 14, 2018

ORANGE, NJ - The Millburn football team bounced back from a heartbreaking loss last week to win a close one on Saturday, 27-20, over Orange on the road.

Where last week, Millburn could not hold a second-half lead in a 35-32 loss to Mendham, on Saturday, the Millers (3-4) rallied from a 20-14 deficit with two touchdowns in the fourth quarter.

Shane Sullivan's 4-yard TD pass to George ...

Girls Soccer: MIllburn Triumphs Over West Essex, 4-2

MILLBURN, NJ - The Millburn girls soccer team connected for a pair of goals in each half and went on to a 4-2 victory over West Essex on Tuesday.

Chloe Zegas scored two goals for Millburn (6-5).which led, 2-1, at halftime. Melissa Gates finished with one goal and one assist for the Millers. Carly Bernstein also scored in the victory.

Maggie Speckhart contributed an assist for the Millers, ...

Boys Soccer: Millburn Defeats West Essex, 4-1

MILLBURN, NJ - There was no perceptible letdown by the Millburn boys soccer team two days after the Millers pulled off one of the state's bigger upsets of the season.

Millburn scored two goals in each half and held off West Essex, 4-1, at home on Wednesday. Millburn had begun the week with a 1-0 triumph over one of the state's top-ranked teams, Seton Hall, on Monday.

Less than 12 ...

2nd Annual “Winter Walk” in Millburn’s Taylor Park

October 8, 2018

Please join the Millburn-Short Hills Chamber of Commerce as it presents the 2nd Annual “Winter Walk” in Taylor Park. The official lighting ceremony will kick off the holiday season on Saturday, November 24th at 4:00pm in the Rose Garden adjacent to the Gazebo. This location is closest to the corner of Millburn Avenue and Lackawanna Place.

Taylor Park will rock with live music, ...

Teddy Bear Parade at the Cora Hartshorn Arboretum was a Wildly Good Time

SHORT HILLS, NJ - The Cora Hartshorn Arboretum's annual Teddy Bear Parade invites some of the youngest in the community to share their favorite fluffy friends with others and get a teddy bear check up. But there's more. It's also an opportunity to learn about bears in the wild and how to protect them.

The children were treated to stories and ...

Short Hills Running Club 'Ploggs' Along Brookside Drive

MILLBURN, NJ - A few years ago Millburn Township decided to close Brookside Drive between Glen Avenue and South Orange Avenue to vehicles every Sunday morning. Since then, it has become a favorite place to go for local bikers, runners and walkers. However, as time went on, the sequestered area has seen more and more garbage piling up. WERun, a Short Hills running club founded by former Millburn ...

Exhibition of Millburn Artist Continues Through Oct 30

October 15, 2018

MILLBURN, NJ - Approximately 60 art lovers attended the Art Advisory Committee’s Landmarks 20th Anniversary show on Saturday October 13 at the Millburn Free Public Library.

Held in the Library Gallery, many of the artists were on hand for the occasion.  The afternoon event also featured light refreshments.

The show remains up until October 30 in the Millburn Library Gallery, ...

Springfield's Kidoolo Play Club Elevates Halloween Party with Laser Tag and Arcade Games

SPRINGFIELD, NJ - The Kidoolo Play Club Halloween Day Party will elevate the traditional Halloween party experience to epic Spook-tacular proportions. On Sunday, October 14th, our Halloween Party will not only feature costumes and candy, but will also include special Halloween-themed laser tag, the new Arcade Game lounge, a wide assortment of the latest video games, music by a thirteen-year ...

Theodore Sefcik: Exhibition of Millburn Artist at One River School of Art + Design

MILLBURN, NJ - Brooklyn artist Theodore Sefcik's exhibit Reason Given is currently on display at the One River School of Art + Design.

Originally from Millburn and a graduate of Millburn High School, Sefcik is an artist as well as a graphic designer.

Sefcik is known for his enigmatic animations, which combine the aesthetics of primitive computer graphics with early color ...

Before The Halloween Festival, Millburn Fire Department Stresses Trick-or-Treat Safety

October 15, 2018

MILLBURN, NJ - As the Millburn Fire Department prepares for its annual Halloween Festival on October 31, they are partnering with other Township emergency responders in reminding families to be careful and alert while trick-or-treating.

According to Safe Kids USA, children are twice as likely to be struck and killed by a car on Halloween than on any other night. In addition to a increase in ...

Police Investigate Apartment Burglary on Millburn Ave.

On October 3, 2018 Millburn Police Officers Crawn and O’Neill responded to the East Orange Police Department on a warrant arrest. Jihaad Haskins, age 23 of Newark, was placed under arrest on outstanding criminal warrants and remanded to the Essex County Correctional Facility.

On October 4, 2018 Millburn Policer Officer Smeraldo responded to the Hollister store at The Mall at Short Hills ...

Police Say Driver of Overturned Car Fell Asleep Causing Partial Route 22 Closure

UNION, NJ – Police have said a 50-year old man from Irvington was behind the wheel of the car that overturned Monday morning on Route 22 east.

The accident occurred at about 6:45 a.m. Monday morning when the driver ran off the road and struck a utility pole on Route 22 at the intersection of Michigan Avenue.  The vehicle slid for over 200 feet before coming to rest in the right lane ...

Why some Small Businesses Still Don't Have Websites

October 13, 2018

MILLBURN, NJ - Websites are so common place that you would assume every small business has at least one. However, a recent survey by CNBC revealed that almost 50% of small businesses have declined to claim this piece of the digital marketplace.

Why? It comes down to three basic reasons:

If It Ain’t Broke… — Some business owners feel that they are just fine doing ...

Point View's Claire Toth Panelist at Planned Giving Seminar Oct. 16

Please join us on Tuesday, October 16 at H2Ocean Restaurant & Raw Bar, located at 41 Ridgedale Avenue in Cedar Knolls, for a Planned Giving Seminar conducted by a blue ribbon panel including Claire Toth, Vice President and Chief Operating Office of Point View Wealth Management.

The event, which begins at 6 p.m., is hosted by the Boy Scouts of America. There is no fee to ...

Video: Point View's Petrides Says Fed Not Blinking in Light of Inflationary Data

Point View Wealth Management's Managing Director and Portfolio Manager, John Petrides, live on CNBC discussing the "game of chicken" going on between the Fed and inflationary data:

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ck here to contact David Dietze, John Petrides, Claire Toth, Donna St.Amant and Elaine Phipps,  or ...

Third Annual Lincoln of Wayne Car and Bike Show Raises Money For First Responders

October 14, 2018

WAYNE, NJ - The third-annual Lincoln of Wayne Black Label Car & Bike show raised money for first responders including the Wayne Fire Department, Wayne EMS and the Wayne PBA.

"Every event we put on over the course of the year is always a fundraiser, so today we raise money for the community that supports us all year long.. that's our first responders," said Lincoln of Wayne ...

Millburn High School Club for Causes to Host Cycle Day to Benefit St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

October 11, 2018

MILLBURN, NJ – Millburn High School’s Club for Causes is hosting an event for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital and invites the community to come together to support a great cause. 

Activities will include the “Chariots of Fire-Run/Walk. A trek from Taylor Park that continues in the reservation. Walk-ins welcome or register, form a team, and invite ...

RWJBarnabas and Lakewood BlueClaws Bring Baseball Back to Puerto Rican Community

LOIZA, PUERTO RICO — RWJBarnabas Health and the Lakewood BlueClaws minor league baseball team recently brought baseball back to young athletes in Puerto Rico by hosting an equipment drive at First Energy Park after collecting dozens of baseball bats, balls, gloves, helmets, hats and clothing.

Over a span of several weeks, the equipment was brought to the small ...

RWJBarnabas to Host Second Running with the Devils 5K Run/Walk

WEST ORANGE, NJ – As the official healthcare provider of the New Jersey Devils, RWJBarnabas Health will present the second annual “Running with the Devils 5K Run and Family Fun Walk,” in partnership with the National Hockey League (NHL) team on Saturday, Nov. 3 at Essex County’s South Mountain Recreation Complex in West Orange.

Proceeds from the ...

Food Recall: FRESH TO YOU, Breaded Chicken Tenders w/ BBQ Sauce

October 6, 2018

WASHINGTON, DC – Canteen/Convenco, a Middletown, Pa. establishment, is recalling approximately 1,778 pounds of ready-to-eat breaded chicken tender products due to misbranding and undeclared allergens, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. The products may contain milk (whey), a known allergen, that was not ...

Passenger Who Flew to Newark Could Have Exposed Others to Measles

NEWARK, NJ - The New Jersey Department of Health said any person who was in Newark Liberty International Airport on Sept. 28, 2018, between 5:30 and 10:30 a.m. may have been exposed to measles.

Someone flying from Tel Aviv in Israel had the highly contagious infection and arrived in Terminal B at the airport, the department said. The person, whose name was not released, may have traveled ...

Atlantic Health System Partners with TGen, Origin to Improve Access to Innovative Cancer Therapies

MORRISTOWN, NJ — Cancer is a disease that touches virtually everyone in some sort of way throughout their lifetime, with more than 1.5 million new cases diagnosed in the United States every year, according to the Center for Disease Control. Those who have endured the fight against the disease that claims the lives of half a million Americans every year know how much of a strain ...

Congregation B'nai Israel of Millburn to Host Award-Winning Reporter in L'Dor V'Dor Speaker Series

October 6, 2018

MILLBURN, NJ - Congregation B'nai Israel in Millburn will host award winning reporter Matt Katz in a special presentation on "Immigration in America: How it Impacts Us Nationally and Locally".

 Matt Katz currently reports on air at WNYC, the NY area public radio station, about immigration, refugees and national security. Formerly, he covered New Jersey Gov. Chris ...

Improvements Underway at Essex County Riker Hill Art Park

October 16, 2018

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Following a second public meeting held in Livingston last week to discuss the current plans for how to spend the $1 million currently allotted toward the revitalization of Riker Hill Art Park (RHAP) in Livingston, some of the priorities, such as improving the safety and accessibility of the entrance at the intersection of Beaufort Avenue and Homestead Drive, are ...

Lavallette Beach Unveils Brendan Tevlin Memorial Playground

LAVALLETTE, NJ — A New Jersey State Police helicopter flew overhead and members of the United States Coast Guard floated nearby as hundreds celebrated the grand opening of a playground recently built in Lavallette Beach in memory of Livingston resident Brendan Tevlin a little more than four years after he was fatally shot in West Orange.

Firefighters and other volunteers from across the ...

Essex County College Not Selected for Free Tuition Subsidy

NEWARK, NJ - Essex County College was not one of the colleges selected by Gov. Phil Murphy's administration to receive a subsidy that would help pay unmet tuition for eligible students.

All 19 community colleges in the state applied to participate in the Community College Innovation Challenge for a shot at the Community College Opportunity Grant (CCOG), which would cover remaining ...

TAPinto Freelance Reporter Killed While Walking on Route 10

October 16, 2018

RANDOLPH, NJ - Lindsay Ireland, a reporter who worked for several TAPinto.net sites and the Daily Record, died early Oct. 14 after being struck by a vehicle in Randolph, police said.

The incident took place on Route 10 in the early morning, said Randolph police  Lt. Christopher Guiliani said that the Ireland,  26, of Randolph, was struck and killed by Victor Retana, 30, ...

Hillsborough Teacher, 29, Sent Nude Photos to High School Student

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - A Montgomery High School teacher who lives in Hillsborough has been arrested and faces charges of sending nude photos of herself and sexually-explicit messages via social media to a Montgomery High School student over a period of several months.

Michelina Aichele, 29 of Capricorn Drive in Hillsborough, has been charged with 2nd degree Endangering the Welfare of a Child.

Vulgar, Racist and Anti-Semitic Graffiti Spray-Painted on Scotch Plains Fanwood High School

SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- Members of the local community are expressing their outrage over racist, anti-Semitic and vulgar graffiti that was spray-painted on the outside of Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School sometime before the weekend began. 

Pictures of the offensive messages spread rapidly over social media, and members of the Jewish community were quick to condemn the ...

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"The Only way We Can Control Mr. DiVincenzo is to Vote Him Out of Office."

October 6, 2018

Dear Editor,

Joseph DiVincenzo is running for his 5th term in office as Essex County Executive.  I urge each of you not to give Mr. DiVincenzo another term for the following reasons.  To my knowledge, the South Mountain Reservation was chartered as a haven for wildlife, hiking, camping, and as a watershed.  Nonetheless, Mr. DiVincenzo has asked the Freeholders to ...

Chatham Mayor Seeks Support of Millburn/Short Hills Residents

Dear  TAPinto Millburn/Short Hills Editor:

Over the years, as Mayor of Chatham Township I have made a concerted effort to increase awareness of suicide prevention. My interest in doing so stems from my early days on the Committee when I learned of a young Chatham Township father who died by suicide. While I did not know the individual, I committed myself, with the support of the ...

New Executive Director Hired for Montclair Center BID

MONTCLAIR, NJ - The Montclair Center Business Improvement District (BID) has hired Jennifer Brown to serve as Executive Director.

Brown is set to replace Israel Cronk starting November 12.

Currently the Executive Director of the Flatiron 23rd Street Partnership BID in New York,  Brown will become the fourth director to lead the Montclair BID, which was founded in ...

Annual 'Strut Your Mutt' Parade in South Mountain Dog Park this Saturday, Oct. 21

October 16, 2018

MAPLEWOOD AND MILLBURN, NJ -  This weekend, Strut Your Mutt, the annual Essex County Canine Halloween Costume Parade and Contest, will be held at three locations, including the South Mountain Dog Park.

The South Mountain Dog Park event will be on Saturday, Oct. 21, at 2 p.m., with registration at 1:15 p.m. 

“The Essex County Dog Parks have become popular ...

Are You Registered to Vote in Millburn/Short Hills? Check Here!

MILLBURN, NJ - Tuesday, Oct. 16 is the last day to register to vote in the upcoming midterm elections. If you haven't registered, visit the New Jersey Department of State website for voter registration forms.

There's a convenient way to see if you are registered. The New Jersey Department of State provides an easy-to-use feature on it's website. Just click "Am I ...

NaNoWriMo Talk @ Union Public Library

UNION, NJ - Are YOU an aspiring writer, or preparing to participate in NaNoWriMo, the annual, Internet-based creative writing project in which participants attempt to compose a whole novel during the month of November?  Be sure to stop by the Union Public Library on Monday, October 29 at 7 p.m., where author Bill Patterson (2012 British Science Fiction Award Nominee) will be giving ...

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AtlantiCast: Episode 21

On this week’s AtlantiCast, see who has the cleanest hands in health care, find out how Atlantic Health System is training the next generation of health care professionals, Overlook Medical Center joins the robot revolution and much more!

 

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Tue, October 16, 7:00 PM

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Millburn Township Candidates Forum

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