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Former Deerfield Principal Passes Away

August 6, 2018

MILLBURN, NJ - We just received sad news that a former Deerfield Principal, Dr. Harlan Clark, passed away this weekend. He was well-loved by former students and teachers. Here is his obituary sent to us by his son: http://www.legacy.com/obitua…/saltlaketribune/obituary.aspx…
Condolences to his family...

Find Out More About Millburn's Lightbridge Academy During Open House Week Aug. 6 to Aug. 10

MILLBURN, NJ - The first thing you notice when you walk into Lightbridge Academy of Millburn is all the smiling faces -  not just from the kids, but from everyone who works with them, from the front office to the classroom.

The smiles all around are by design, said Lightbridge Academy's director, Elizabeth Freeman, adding that at the top of their job requirements when they ...

Millburn Township Public Schools to Receive Increase in State Aid

MILLBURN, NJ  — The Millburn Township Public Schools District is set to receive additional state aid in Gov. Phil Murphy's recently approved state budget. Gov. Phil Murphy's 2018-2019 Appropriations Act and revised budget now bring Millburn's state aid numbers up to $3,171.695

In 2017-2018 Millburn received $2,287,588 and initially budget numbers indicated Millburn would ...

Protestors March in Springfield Despite Change in VP Pence Schedule

August 10, 2018

SPRINGFIELD, N.J.-A scheduled campaign speech by Vice President Mike Pence was supposed to be held at Baltusrol Golf Club on Friday, August 10, but was moved at the last minute to the Trump Bedminster course. The speech was in support of Jay Webber, who is running against Mikie Sherrill for the vacant seat in New Jersey’s 11thcongressional district. Protestors, however, still showed up in ...

Lawmakers Denounce SCOTUS Nomination at Essex County Courthouse

NEWARK, NJ - State Assemblywoman Eliana Pintor Marin said it was important to support local women’s health organizations at a state level if President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court justice nominee be approved.

The assemblywoman joined state Sen. Teresa Ruiz, congressional leaders and women's rights groups yesterday at the steps of the Essex County Courthouse ...

PSE&G Emergency Work to Impact Areas of Millburn

MILLBURN, NJ - PSE&G is conducting emergency work tomorrow, July24th, to repair plates covering the roadway at Morris Turnpike, Millburn Avenue, and Farley Place. Work will from 8:00am – 6:00pm, and is weather dependent. The Millburn Police Department will be onsite to establish detours and/or lane closures as deemed necessary.

The originally planned work on Short Hills Avenue ...

Millburn Desi Club Invites Community to Celebrate Indian Independence Day

August 6, 2018

MILLBURN, NJ - The Millburn Short Hills Desi Club is preparing to welcome the community to their Indian Independence Day celebration on August 15. This year marks the 71st anniversary of Indian Independence from Britain becoming a free democratic nation.

The Desi Club is excited to welcome not only local residents and their families but also guests from surrounding communities and from abroad.

Millburn Gets First Little Free Library Through the Friends of the Millburn Library

MILLBURN, NJ - There is a bright new fixture in Taylor Park for the entire community to share.  The Friends of the Millburn Library (FML) installed a Little Free Library (LFL) to spread a love of reading and books. The library contains a wide range of books: adult fiction, non-fiction, Young adults, kids, paperbacks and hardcovers. 

Library Board of Trustee member Judith Eisner got ...

LBI Summer Soiree "Boardwalk Nights" on Friday, August 10 at the Sea Shell Resort and Beach Club to Benefit David's Dream and Believe Cancer Foundation

BEACH HAVEN - On August 10, the inaugural LBI Summer Soiree “Boardwalk Nights” (formerly Island Gala) will take  to the breathtaking Sea Shell Resort & Beach Club on Friday, August 10 to benefit David's Dream & Believe Cancer Foundation.

The LBI Summer Soiree is brought to you by key supporting company D. Finelli Construction. David Finelli was ...

Millburn Swim Team has Strong Showing at Meet of Champions

August 2, 2018

MILLBURN, NJ - Millburn Recreation Swimming fielded 36 swimmers in the annual Division II meet at Cedar Grove Community Pool against four other teams including Cedar Grove, East Hanover, Madison and Verona. With over 200 swimmers competing at the individual level, Millburn had the strongest showings in the 8U and the girls 13-14 events.

That same day, each of the four ...

New Jersey Olympian Sydney McLaughlin Turns Pro, Signs With Talent Agency WME

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Olympian and Union Catholic High School alum Sydney McLaughlin, who turned pro after one of the greatest "one and done" seasons in NCAA Track and Field history at the University of Kentucky, has signed with talent agency WME (William Morris Endeavor), according to a report in Sports Business Daily. McLaughlin turned pro after a dazzling freshman year at ...

Betting On Far Hills Steeplechase Races Finally Gets The Starter's Call

FAR HILLS, N.J.— Fans attending the 98th annual running of the Far Hills Races at Moorland Farms on Oct. 20 will find a brand-new attraction — pari-mutuel betting.

The seven-race card offers $850,000 in gross purses, the highest dollar value of any sanctioned steeplechase meeting in North America. The highlight for the 2018 renewal will be the $450,000 Grand National, ...

Three more burglaries in Millburn Township Last week, Theft Reports at The Short Hills Mall

August 14, 2018

On August 7, 2018 Millburn Police Officer Crawn responded to the Salvatore Ferragamo store at The Mall at Short Hills on a theft report. Salvatore Ferragamo personnel report a black male with dread locks, wearing a black Jordan t-shirt and black shorts concealed 3 handbags valued at $5940.00 in a shopping bag and left the store without making payment. The incident is under investigation by the ...

Bus Returning From Newark Mayor’s Picnic Overturns on NJ Turnpike

Newark, NJ - Thirty-six passengers on a bus returning from an annual mayor’s picnic Saturday were taken to area hospitals with non-life threatening injuries after an accident on the New Jersey Turnpike, officials said.

Mayor Ras Baraka's fourth annual family reunion picnic event was held at Black Bear Lake Country Club in Millstone. Around 5:30 p.m., a bus leaving the event with ...

Millburn Fire Department Donation Means Enhanced Safety in Storms

The Millburn Fire Department, which continuously strives to equip firefighters with the most innovative protective technologies available, recently announced the purchase of personal electric voltage meters for its personnel.

The V-Watch Personal Voltage Detectors, which are strapped to the front of each firefighter's uniform, are designed to warn the wearer of the presence of energized ...

Millburn/Short Hills Chamber of Commerce Gets Down To Business

August 15, 2018

SHORT HILLS, NJ – More than 75 local business owners, entrepreneurs and senior managers of some of the largest corporations around Millburn Township attended a networking event at the Benihana restaurant in Short Hills Tuesday evening. The Millburn/Short Hills Chamber of Commerce hosted a “business bash” with five chambers from Livingston, Maplewood, North Essex, South ...

Port Authority Bus Terminal To Test New Security System This Week

NEW YORK, NY - Commuters into the Port Authority Bus terminal today through Wednesday will be part of a pilot to test a new security system, one that will try an identify suicide vests and other improvised explosive devices, according to a release from the agency.

The Port Authority will launch this pilot test on the new security system designed to help law enforcement ...

Short Hills Resident Hits Jersey Cash 5 Jackpot

TRENTON, NJ - Short Hills resident George Ippolito had his dollar and a dream pay off after playing the same five numbers in the Jersey Cash 5 for years, hitting the jackpot in April. He plans to put the $785,212 windfall towards his retirement, savings and for his family in the coming years.

Five years ago, Ippolito started playing: 04, 18, 23, 36 and 3 8 without fail. While he missed the ...

LBI Summer Soiree "Boardwalk Nights" on Friday, August 10 at the Sea Shell Resort and Beach Club to Benefit David's Dream and Believe Cancer Foundation

August 4, 2018

BEACH HAVEN - On August 10, the inaugural LBI Summer Soiree “Boardwalk Nights” (formerly Island Gala) will take  to the breathtaking Sea Shell Resort & Beach Club on Friday, August 10 to benefit David's Dream & Believe Cancer Foundation.

The LBI Summer Soiree is brought to you by key supporting company D. Finelli Construction. David Finelli was ...

Springfield Cyclist Rides For a Cause in Pan-Mass Challenge

SPRINGFIELD, NJ - What do you get when you take 6,000 cyclists from 41 states and seven countries, and put them in a two-day charity bike ride across Massachusetts? The answer is the Pan-Mass Challenge (PMC), an event that has been going on since 1980.

Since its founding by Billy Starr, the event, which falls on August 4 and 5 this year has raised over $598 million dollars for cancer research.

Springfield’s Caitlynn McTernan Girl Scout Gold Award Project to Help Kids with Learning Disabilities

SPRINGFIELD, NJ –Caitlynn McTernan will be a senior at Jonathan Dayton High School in September.  Right now, she is focused on completing her Girl Scout Gold Award Project. 

The Girl Scout Gold Award Webpage says, “The Girl Scout Gold Award is the most prestigious award in the world for girls—and the most difficult to earn—and it’s only available to Girl ...

Farm and Fork Society of Millburn Starts New Pick-Up Location

August 14, 2018

MILLBURN, NJ - Farm & Fork Society, a local CSA (Community Supported Agriculture group), announced today that they will be starting a new pick-up location with afternoon and evening pick up times at Bed, Bath and Beyond located at 180 Route 10 West, East Hanover, NJ.

Local residents can purchase organic vegetable shares from Circle Brook Farm in Andover, NJ, ...

LBI Summer Soiree "Boardwalk Nights" on Friday, August 10 at the Sea Shell Resort and Beach Club to Benefit David's Dream and Believe Cancer Foundation

BEACH HAVEN - On August 10, the inaugural LBI Summer Soiree “Boardwalk Nights” (formerly Island Gala) will take  to the breathtaking Sea Shell Resort & Beach Club on Friday, August 10 to benefit David's Dream & Believe Cancer Foundation.

The LBI Summer Soiree is brought to you by key supporting company D. Finelli Construction. David Finelli was ...

Maplewood Fourth of July is Bigger Than Ever!

Maplewood Fourth of July is bigger than ever!

Join us for a full day of festivities in Memorial Park, with live music on two concert stages, a carnival midway, boardwalk games, two food courts, a classic car show, the Zerbini Family Circus, and much, much more!

This year's Fourth of July fairgrounds will be accessible from 4 entrance gates, located throughout the north and south fields ...

Local Expert Shares Knowledge on How to Reduce Drowning Risks

August 16, 2018

WEST ORANGE, NJ - In follow-up to his recent message to the public on why water safety is more than just a summertime concern, Roman Martens, owner of the British Swim School NJ The Oranges, shared the following tips on what can be done to lower the risk of drownings and near-drownings.

Designate a "water watcher."
Learn and practice lifesaving skills. Know the basics of ...

Hazardous Weather Heat Advisory in Effect for Tuesday in Millburn

MILLBURN, NJ - The National Weather Service issued a hazardous weather alert for a heat advisory for Northern New Jersey for Tuesday, August 7 until 8 pm that includes Millburn and the whole of Essex County.

A Heat Advisory is issued when the combination of heat and humidity is expected to make it feel like it is 95 to 99 degrees for two or more consecutive days, or 100 to 104 ...

National Weather Service Issues Heat Advisory Through Tuesday Aug 7

NEW YORK, NY - The National Weather Service issued a heat advisory for Northern New Jersey through Tuesday August 7.

A Heat Advisory is issued when the combination of heat and humidity is expected to make it feel like it is 95 to 99 degrees for two or more consecutive days, or 100 to 104 degrees for any length of time.

To reduce risk during outdoor work, the Occupational Safety and Health ...

ESSEX COUNTY EXECUTIVE DIVINCENZO ANNOUNCES THAT THE ESSEX COUNTY SCHOOLS OF TECHNOLOGY DISTRICT WILL END ITS BANKING RELATIONSHIP WITH WELLS FARGO

August 16, 2018

Essex County, NJ – Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. and the Essex County Schools of Technology District jointly announced on Wednesday, August 15th that the school district will be following Essex County’s lead and will be closing its accounts with Wells Fargo. The County Executive asked the school district to sever its ties with the bank to show a united ...

Essex County Executive Calls on Governor, Legislature to Re-enact 2 Percent Salary Cap for Police and Fire

Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo Jr. is calling on Gov. Phil Murphy, Senate President Stephen M. Sweeney and Assembly Speaker Craig J. Coughlin to work together and re-enact the 2 percent on annual salary increases for police officers and firefighters that are awarded through arbitration. 

The measure was first adopted in 2011 by the Democratically-controlled Legislature and ...

Essex County Leaders Pushing for Cap in Police and Fire Salaries

NEWARK, NJ - Essex County officials have announced that they are pushing for Governor Murphy to enact a salary cap for police and firefighters. This initiative is touted as a means to control the rise in property taxes.

Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. sent a letter on Monday to Governor Phil Murphy, Senate President Stephen M. Sweeney and Assembly Speaker Craig J. Coughlin ...

Springfield School Board Official Named President of NJASBO

August 1, 2018

SPRINGFIELD, NJ - Matthew A. Clarke, the secretary and business administrator (BA) of the Springfield Board of Education has been named President of the New Jersey Association of School Business Officials (NJASBO) for the 2018-2019 school year.

The New Jersey Association of School Business Officials (NJASBO) is a professional association that comprises individuals who administer or supervise a ...

NJ Young Adult is Crowned “Best Bowler in the Nation” at the Special Olympics USA Games in Seattle

SEATTLE, WA - Justin Malfitano of East Brunswick recently represented the state of New Jersey at the Special Olympics USA Games in Seattle earlier in July for bowling. He beat the national favorite in the Men’s High-Performance division to be named the best bowler in the nation taking home a gold medal, also earning him a front-page article in the Seattle Times Sports section. He also ...

Mountainside Police Chief, Detective Sergeant Retire; Lieutenant Suspended Without Pay

MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ – Mayor Paul Mirabelli read a statement regarding the allegations of misconduct within the Mountainside Police Department at the Monday, July 23 meeting. During the public comment session several residents came forward with concerns of the lawsuits’ impact on property taxes.

Mirabelli stated that the borough has filed disciplinary charges against Lieutenant Thomas ...

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Mary Patricia Colicchio of Millburn Passes Away at Age 56

August 11, 2018

MILLBURN, NJ - Mary Patricia Colicchio, who taught history and film studies at Summit High School since 2003, passed away August 4 at the age of 56. She had been battling pancreatic cancer since being diagnosed in August of 2017.

Colicchio offered an honest and courageous, first-person account of her fight at marypatsjourney.blogspot.com.

In an e-mail sent ...

AtlantiCast

AtlantiCast: Episode 19

On this week’s AtlantiCast, you’ll find some can’t-miss back to school tips for parents and students, learn about a new treatment for brain injury, see which Atlantic Health System medical center is the only one in New Jersey to make a new, national list, find out how to avoid “avocado hand,” and much more!

 

What's a Rigamajig?

August 12, 2018

The Rigamajig is definitely a fan favorite! The children are able to explore and build whatever their imaginations think up!

Rigamajig was developed in 2011 by Cas Holman for Friends of the High Line in collaboration with early learning educators, woodworkers and children. It was launched in New York City’s High Line Park as the High Line Children’s Workyard Kit and ...

Millburn Twp. Recreation Dept. Adds Pickleball Courts

The Millburn Recreation Department is excited to announce that the Slayton Field Tennis Courts on Glen Avenue below Wyoming School are now both lined for pickleball and tennis.  Currently, a Millburn Recreation Tennis Membership is needed to use any of the tennis courts in Millburn (Slayton Field, Taylor Park and Gero Park).  Current tennis members may use their membership card to play ...

Benefit Organ Concert for Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

Acclaimed NJ Organist to Donate ALL Proceeds from Benefit Concert to Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

 

New Jersey’s Own James D. Hicks Holds Special Performance in Millburn, NJ as Part of his Charitable Nordic Hike Initiative

 

There are so many things in this world to be thankful for, and for many of us, we are lucky enough to encounter that one person that possesses ...

The Importance of Sump Pumps

Living on the Jersey Shore and servicing our thousands of customers here, at A.J. Perri we’re all too familiar with basement flooding. Studies show that up to 95% of all basements may experience a water problem at some point – and that something as simple as a sump pump could have helped to prevent it.

It only takes one inch of water in your home to lead to hours of cleanup and ...