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Millburn Board of Education Meeting Reminder and Agenda

April 23, 2017

MILLBURN TOWNSHIP PUBLIC SCHOOLS
Millburn, New Jersey
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REGULAR MEETING
Millburn Township Board of Education
Monday, April 24, 2017
7:45 PM – EDUCATION CENTER

A. CALL TO ORDER

B. SILENT COUNT OF BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT

C. ANNOUNCEMENT OF MEETING NOTICE

On January 1, 2017, a notice of this meeting was transmitted to the Board of Education and a copy of the ...

Superintendent of Millburn Township Schools Update

Public Hearing on the Budget

Please join us at Monday’s Board of Education meeting for our annual Budget Hearing. You can find this year’s preliminary budget and budget presentations on our School Budget webpage.   
 
Surveys and Survey Results
 
Save the date for our Parent Technology Evening on Monday, May 15 at 7 p.m. at the Middle School. We ask that you ...

Six Millburn Fourth Graders Set To Compete in Destination Imagination Global Finals

MILLBURN, NJ - A team of six South Mountain Elementary fourth-graders qualified to compete in the Destination Imagination Global Finals on the heels of their NJ State Tournament win.  

The team took first place in Scientific Challenge at the state level, beating out 15 other elementary teams. The 'Top Secret' challenge asked teams to create two original code ciphers and integrate ...

Millburn Township Announces Complete Streets Phase 2A Public Awareness Session

April 23, 2017

MILLBURN, NJ - Millburn Township is hosting an information session regarding Complete Streets Phase 2A at the Millburn Public Library on May 3rd, 2017, from 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM. The public is encouraged to attend. There will be a round-robin tabletop discussion format regarding this phase of the project. More information will be posted as it becomes available.

Big Package Phasing #2 is ...

Construction Update on Complete Streets

MILLBURN, NJ - Beginning Monday April 24 the pedestrian access will be returned to the Common Lot corner. Some work remains to set granite pavers and to install a new traffic light.  There will no longer be a traffic impact as a result of this corner work.

Work at the Clock Plaza corner is expected to result in a five (5) day traffic impact. This is the last corner that the ...

Millburn Township Announces Complete Streets Work Update

MILLBURN, NJ - On Thursday April 20th, between 9 AM - 1 PM, there will be intermittent lane closures on Main Street to complete tree plantings. The plantings are expected to be completed by the end of the week.

Beginning Monday, April 24th, work will take place at the Clock Plaza. The traffic impact to Essex Street and Old Short Hills Road will begin on Monday. Expect delays from 7 AM - 2 ...

Millburn Rolls Out The Red Carpet at Film Fest 2017

April 23, 2017

MILLBURN, NJ – Winners of the 2017 Millburn Film Fest debuted their short films Friday night and received recognition for their exceptional contributions. Judges picked the best entries from student directors from Millburn High School and Millburn Middle School. The inspired films ranged from documentaries about a group of grannies walking across America to the story of a young Syrian ...

Congressman Lance Visits Paper Mill Playhouse's 'Theatre for Everyone' Program

MILLBURN, NJ - On Monday afternoon, April 17, the weekly class held in the Black Box Theatre at the Paper Mill Playhouse had a special visitor: Congressman Leonard Lance (NJ-7). Lance was there to observe the direct impact of National Endowment of Arts (NEA) funding for the "Theatre for Everyone" program, which provides classes to students ages 7 to 18 with all types of ...

Millburn Film Fest Gears Up for Red Carpet Premiere

MILLBURN, NJ - The 6th Annual Millburn Film Fest hits the red carpet tonight at Millburn High School and the audience can look forward to nine award-winning films by Millburn's talented students. On the big screen this year will be “Eclipse,” “Flash,” “Heba’s Story,” “Lyric,” “Poppy,” “Sincerely, A ...

Softball: Millburn Beats Caldwell, 6-4

April 24, 2017

WEST CALDWELL, NJ - Rachel Hubertus drove in four runs and Millburn went on to a 6-4 softball victory over Caldwell on Monday.

Hubertus went 3-for-4 with a home run and two singles for Millburn (6-6). Helen Casey went 2- for-3 with two runs scored in the victory. Julie Levine allowed five hits and two earned runs for the win.

 

Baseball: Millburn Shades Nutley, 3-2; Mazer Wins His 4th

MILLBURN, NJ - Millburn broke a tie with a run in the fifth inning and went on to a 3-2 baseball victory over Nutley on Monday.

Richie Schiekofer singled in a run in the fifth to give Millburn (10-2) a 3-2 lead. The left-handed hitting center fielder's hit was one of only three for the Millers all game. But that was enough offense for the Millburn pitching combination odf Kyle Mazer and ...

Boys Lacrosse: Millburn Falls to West Essex, 7-3

NORTH CALDWELL, NJ - Owen Fried, Spencer Brown and Daniel Horgan each scored a goal for the Millers (4-6), but West Essex's Jake Evangelista scored four goals to lead West Essex to a 7-3 boys lacrosse victory on Monday.

Pat Dingwell, Phil Lutz and Will Perez each scored a goal for the Knights (2-7), who outshot Millburn, 23-15. 

 

 

Millburn Police Officer and Three Firefighters to be Honored at Annual Valor Awards

April 24, 2017

MILLBURN, NJ –  Millburn Police Detective Lieutenant David Bonney, Millburn Fire Captain Christopher Beady, Firefighter Edgar Echavarria and Battalion Chief James Boyle are four of the honorees at the 51st annual Valor Awards. Newark Mayor Ras Baraka and the 200 Club of Essex County will present the awards on May 4.   

These sons of Millburn share a commitment to the ...

Former Short Hills Postal Worker Charged with Distribution of Cocaine; Millburn Police Commended by Essex County Prosecutor

SHORT HILLS, NJ – Former U.S. Postal worker Amanda Cruz, 22, of Newark was arrested and charged today with first-degree narcotics violations. She was working as a mail carrier at the Short Hills Post Office across from the train station on Chatham Rd.

According to a press release from the Essex County Prosecutor’s office this morning, it alleges that Cruz entered into an agreement ...

Millburn Fire Department Provides Mutual Aid in Easter Fire in Vauxhall

UNION, NJ – A two alarm Easter day fire occurred at just after 1:30 p.m. at 26 Farrington Street in the Vauxhall section of Union.

Mutual aid from nearby Maplewood, Springfield and Millburn fire departments was provided.  Union Fire Chief Mike Scanio said the cause of the fire is still unknown.  He said the residents were home at the time of the fire, but they were not ...

Millburn Township 2017 Property Tax Assessment Revaluation

April 5, 2017

SHORT HILLS, NJ - The Township of Millburn’s 2017 Property Tax Assessment Revaluation carried out by Appraisal Systems, Inc. (ASI) is complete, and Notice of Assessment postcards were sent to all property owners by the Millburn tax assessor on March 31, 2017. 
 
Previously ASI sent out letters to all property owners outlining what ASI deemed the "Fair Market Value of Your ...

Short Hills Investment Manager Admits Using Ponzi Scheme to Steal More Than $675,000

NEWARK, N.J. – An investment manager with an office in Short Hills, New Jersey admitted today that he fraudulently induced investments, concealed investment losses, and diverted more than $675,000 in investor money for his own use, Acting U.S. Attorney William E. Fitzpatrick announced. 

Mark Moskowitz, 48, of Short Hills, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Katharine S. Hayden ...

Annual Short Hills House Tour Supporting Autism Awareness and Millburn Special Services Celebrates 5th Year

April 11, 2017

SHORT HILLS, NJ - The 5th Annual Short Hills House Tour to Benefit Millburn Special Services and Promote Autism Awareness will take place on May 6, 2017, from 1 pm to 4 pm, with a preview party on May 4th between 6 - 8 pm. Tickets are available for $25.00, and may be purchased via ​Eventbrite. All proceeds directly benefit​ spreading autism awareness in Millburn Township Public ...

New Eyes for the Needy Resale Shop-Open April 8, 10-1

New Eyes for the Needy’s Fabulous Finds Resale Shop will have a Special Saturday Sale on April 8, 10am-1pm.  Find something new for spring from a wide selection of fine and vintage jewelry, watches, new designer sunglasses, and decorative items for the home.  The shop is also open on Thursdays, 1pm-3pm. 100% of the sales fund new prescription eyeglasses for the needy in the ...

Millburn Children Join Hands with Hope and Joy for Children to Raise Funds for Save The Children Charity

MILLBURN, NJ - More than 100 Millburn elementary and middle schoolers came together to sell homemade food and children's items to raise thousands for Save the Children.  It began with Etasha Donthi, now a sixth-grader, who started an origami art charity called Hope and Joy For Children (HJC) with the goal of raising money for suffering children around the globe. Her friend, Rene Zhang ...

Just Farmed Delivers Local Produce, Gourmet Ingredients to Millburn Homes

April 6, 2017

WESTFIELD, NJ — Five years after launching Just Farmed, a community supported agriculture (CSA) program that delivers farm-fresh produce to your door, Westfield mom and founder Meredith Lehman is expanding its options and its offerings, with add-ons including local honey, oils, herbs and even free-range eggs.

Customers who sign up this spring can choose to get a box of farm-fresh fruits ...

St. James's Gate in Maplewood Top Ten Finalist for 'NJ's Best Irish Pub'

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - St. James's Gate had made it past another round of voting, and is now one of ten finalists vying to be named "NJ's Best Irish Pub" by New Jersey Monthly.

The poll started with 30 New Jersey Irish pubs, and after two weeks of voting, the list has been whittled down to 10 semi-finalists. After this week’s voting, the six bars with the fewest ...

Maplewood's St. James's Gate Advances in Race for 'NJ's Best Irish Pub'

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - The first round of voting has closed in New Jersey Monthly's poll for Best Irish Pub, with Maplewood's St. James's Gate finishing in the top five.

With the field now reduced to twenty remaining contenders, the next round of voting will reduce it to just ten pubs in the running for the title of NJ's Best Irish Pub.

This week’s round of ...

Famed Nat Geo Photographer Opens Conservation Gallery in Soho

April 25, 2017

NEW YORK, NY - National Geographic is renowned for powerful, evocative images of the natural wonders across the globe and Paul Nicklen has dedicated 20 years to his craft. Nicklen is responsible for almost every polar bear and penguin photo gracing the glossy pages, but his work extends beyond the page and looks to advance conservation.

Nicklen opened his namesake gallery on Earth ...

Invite to Design Your Own APP Contest

Technology is just as important as money when it comes to a business idea. You can get a loan to start a new business and hire developers if you do not know how to create an app for your idea. But not everyone qualifies for a loan, and not everyone is connected to someone who is skilled in app building. But what if you had the opportunity to give your idea to someone who could make your app ...

Earth Day Weekend Ideas for April 22 - 23

One of the most notable dates coming up this weekend is globally celebrated Earth Day. Many communities will be putting together celebrations on Saturday to recognize the importance of taking care of our planet. Many of the festivals are free of charge and open to the general public.

10th Annual Earth Day Celebration

Centenary University in Hackettstown is hosting its yearly Earth Day event ...

Environmental Group Awards Overlook Medical Center for Practice Excellence, Achievements

April 20, 2017

SUMMIT, NJ - Overlook Medical Center in Summit, part of Atlantic Health System, has been recognized for environmental excellence with two awards from Practice Greenhealth, a national organization dedicated to environmental sustainability in health care.

Practice Greenhealth is a Reston, VA-based non-profit founded on the principles of positive environmental stewardship and ...

Overlook's Mako Merges Man and Machine for More Precise Surgeries

SUMMIT, NJ - Overlook Medical Center recently began performing partial knee replacements using 'Mako', a robotic-arm, minimally invasive treatment option that is more precise and less invasive than traditional knee surgery.

Designed to treat adults living with mid-stage osteoarthritis (OA) that has not yet progressed to all three compartments of the knee, the Mako System enables the ...

Doctors at Morristown Medical Center Draw Attention to Head and Neck Cancer; Offer Free Screenings

MORRISTOWN, NJ – April is Head and Neck Cancer Month and the doctors at Atlantic Health System are looking to build awareness around these types of cancers.

“Head and Neck cancer doesn’t get a lot of celebrity publicity like breast cancer and other cancers,” said Dr. Tom Thomas director of head and neck reconstructive and transoral robotic surgery at Morristown Medical ...

The Short Hills Home Garden Club Presents “New Ideas from English Gardens” at 60th Anniversary Spring Benefit

April 9, 2017

On Wednesday, April 26th the Short Hills Home Garden Club will celebrate its 60th Anniversary with a Spring Benefit and Luncheon featuring “New Ideas from English Gardens” with Marta McDowell.  There will also be a special performance by the Newark Boys Chorus School. The event will be held at the Short Hills Country Club beginning at 11:00am with cocktails and tricky ...

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

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 ...

Essex County Executive DiVincenzo Presents Proposal to Name Brookdale Park Athletic Complex after Tom Fleming I

April 24, 2017

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ - Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. announced that he is proposing an ordinance to dedicate "The Oval" in Essex County Brookdale Park in Bloomfield and Montclair as the "Essex County Tom Fleming Athletic Complex" in honor of the late Tom Fleming, an iconic professional runner and coach. The complex includes a state-of-the-art, quarter mile, ...

Statement by Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. about Tom Fleming

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ - Tom Fleming, varsity track coach and teacher at Montclair Kimberley Academy died suddenly on Wednesday night. 

Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. issued a statement Thursday stating:

"A two-time winner of the New York City Marathon, Tom reached the pinnacle of being a professional runner. He was an icon in the sport that he loved, and enjoyed ...

Nine Charged in Takedown of Newark Drug Trafficking Ring

NEWARK, NJ - The New Jersey State Police have arrested seven suspects and seized weapons, heroin, crack cocaine, prescription drugs and more than $31,000 as a result of "Operation Dead End."

After a six-month investigation by the New Jersey State Police Crime Suppression North Unit, detectives were able to identify nine suspects accused of operating a drug trafficking ring in Newark.

New Jersey Police Officer Charged with Sexual Assault Against Two Minors

April 23, 2017

ROCKAWAY, NJ - Morris County Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp and Chief Martin McParland, Jr. of the Rockaway Township Police Department announce that Wilfredo Guzman, age 40, of Rockaway Township, New Jersey, has been charged with two counts of Sexual Assault in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:14-2(c)4, crimes of the second degree; two counts of Endangering the Welfare of a Child, in violation of N.J.S.A.

New Jersey Weekend Events April 14-16

TAPinto Travels Locale - Sunny skies and spring weather has finally arrived in New Jersey. With the forecast finally showing mild temperatures, everyone is eager to bring their family to one of the many fantastic events happening this weekend throughout the state. The following are a few highlights you won’t want to miss.

Black River and Western Railroad’s Easter Bunny ...

Body Found in Vehicle at Roselle Burger King

ROSELLE, NJ - Police are investigating a body that was found in a pick up truck in the parking lot of Burger King on East St. Georges Ave. in Roselle. 

The Breaking News Network (BNN), reports that a little after 6:30p.m. on Wednesday evening, Police were called to the scene where they noticed a body inside of a white Dodge Ram pick up truck.

An employee in the store said, they had ...

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Millburn/Short Hills

Millburn Street Fair

April 21, 2017

The Millburn Street Fair will be held this Sunday, April 23rd, from 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM, on Millburn Avenue between Spring Street and Main Street. The event is presented by the Millburn-Short Hills Chamber of Commerce. The Millburn Green Fair will be taking place concurrently in Taylor Park from 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM. Events will be held rain or shine. 

More than 115 crafters, artists, ...

Millburn Police Department Investigating Theft at Millburn Library

April 18, 2017

On April 11, 2017 Millburn Police Officer Shanahan responded to the Sunglass Hut store at The Mall at Short Hills on a theft report. Sunglass Hut personnel report a black male wearing a grey shirt, grey shorts, and blue sandals concealed a pair of Gucci sunglasses valued at $385.00 in his shorts pocket and left the store without making payment. The incident is under investigation by the Millburn ...

Upcoming Events

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Tue, April 25, 8:00 AM

Charlie Brown's Fresh Grill, Millburn

Millburn Chamber of Commerce Business at Breakfast

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Tue, April 25, 8:15 AM

Congregation B'nai Israel, Millburn

JBN Presents: Women's Networking

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Wed, April 26, 11:00 AM

Millburn Bow-Tie Cinema. , Millburn

Daytime Encore Performance of Millburn Film Fest

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Thu, April 27, 7:30 PM

Millburn High School, Millburn

Millburn High School Night of Jazz

Millburn Recreation Upcoming Programs

April 24, 2017

FISHING DERBY - (May) open to Youth age 15 and under, residents only, to be held on Saturday, May 6th, 9:00am -12:00pm at Taylor Park. Register at the event between 8:00am - 8:45am. Fishing derby is free to Township residents. Children must bring their own fishing pole/bait. Prizes are awarded in different categories for catches.

FOUR MILE RACE and YOUTH RACES - (June) the 4 ...

Fake News Presentation to be held at Millburn Library with Expert Anthony DePalma

Do you know how to spot fake news? Can you tell the difference between truth and fiction? The Millburn Library is pleased to announce that we will have Anthony DePalma presenting a discussion on this fascinating and timely topic on Monday, April 24, at 7pm.

Anthony DePalma is an American author, journalist, and educator who was a foreign correspondent and reporter for The New York Times for 22 ...

Millburn Middle School Presents The Little Mermaid

Tickets are going fast for the Millburn Middle School production of The Little Mermaid which will be held the last weekend in April. The evening performances start at 7 p.m. both on Friday, April 28th and on Saturday, April 29th. A Sunday matinee will be held at 1 p.m. on April 30th. Tickets cost $15 per person and are available online at mms.booktix.com. In addition you are able to purchase ...

Millburn-Short Hills Chamber of Commerce Seeking Candidates for Board of Directors

Millburn, NJ – The Millburn-Short Hills Chamber of Commerce is seeking candidates to be considered for serving on the 2017-2018 Board of Directors.  Candidates who are interested in furthering the Chamber’s mission with their time, energy, expertise and passion should complete the required on-line survey by April 19.

Rick Davis, President of the Millburn-Short Hills Chamber of ...