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Millburn Students Win 60+ Scholastic Art Awards in the 2017 Northern NJ Region Competition

February 24, 2017

MILLBURN, NJ - Millburn Township Public School students won 64 Art awards in annual Scholastic Art & Writing Awards competition. Students at Millburn High School won 20 Gold Key Awards, 18 Silver Key awards and 25 Honorable Mention awards, many of them in multiple categories. One Millburn Middle School student also earned an Honorable Mention Award.
 
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Superintendent of Millburn Township Schools Update

MILLBURN, NJ - I want to say thanks to the staff, students, parents and community members who came out on Wednesday night for our school district’s first Health & Wellness Community Forum. We heard important insights from over 150 participants about the issues and stressors that impact our students. 
 
A presentation by George Scott, Ed.S. on “Wellness and ...

Millburn High School Student Liaison Committee Presents Stress Study Results to the Board of Eduction

SHORT HILLS, NJ - For months the Millburn community and the Board of Education have focused on the reports of epidemic student stress. Members of the public have come forward with their concerns regarding late posts on Google Classroom, and tests and quizzes not being returned before the next evaluative element and other stressors. In response, BOE President Emily Jaffe has created the Health and ...

Protesters Rally at Congressman Lance’s Westfield Office Against Trump’s Immigration Policies

February 24, 2017

WESTFIELD, NJ — About 50 people gathered in front of Congressman Leonard Lance’s Westfield office for 45 minutes Thursday to protest President Trump’s immigration policies. Among them were members of immigrants’ rights organization Make the Road, Roselle Mayor Christine Dansereau and New York City Councilman Carlos Menchaca.

Demonstrators chanted “No hate, no ...

Lance Responds to Questions on Russia, Impeachment, Environment at Town Hall

BRANCHBURG, NJ – There was so much interest in Rep. Leonard Lance’s Town Hall yesterday that a second one has been scheduled for 9 a.m. Saturday.

Lance said Raritan Valley Community College’s Nash Theater was chosen for each event because it’s the largest venue in his district. Saturday’s Town hall will be Lance’s 42nd such meeting since being elected to ...

Help Name a New Street in Millburn

MILLBURN, NJ - The Township Committee is accepting suggestions from the public to name the "New Road" next to Town Hall, along with renaming Canoe Brook Road from Route 124 behind the Mall and Mack-Cali building.

Following the conclusion of this survey on February 28th the Township Committee will review all submissions and make a final decision on the names of these roads. Access the ...

New Jersey Festival Orchestra to Present 'La Traviata'

February 25, 2017

WESTFIELD, NJ — Artists from the Metropolitan Opera and more will perform in the New Jersey Festival Orchestra’s upcoming presentation of Verdi’s classic Italian opera “La Traviata.”

The opera, described by the NJFO as a “powerful romantic drama,” will be held at the Westfield Presbyterian church on Saturday, March 4 at 7 p.m., with ...

Renowed Organist Benjamin Sheen Performing in Millburn

MILLBURN, NJ - Hailed as a “brilliant organist” by the New York Times, Benjamin Sheen, prize-winning and widely traveled British-born organist, will play the winter recital of this 47th season of Beckerath Organ Recitals at St. Stephen’s Church in Millburn. 

The program will feature some of the most inspirational organ works written through the centuries.  One of ...

Millburn High School Freshman to Perform at Crescent Concerts Annual Showcase for Exceptional Young Artists

Plainfield, NJ – Crescent Concerts opens 2017 with its annual showcase of exceptionally talented young musicians from New Jersey on Sunday, February 26th at 3:00 pm.  The five young artists selected this year will perform great works of classical music in the splendor of the neo-Gothic Crescent Avenue Presbyterian Church in Plainfield:

Eric Guo, age 14, is a freshman at Milburn High ...

Ice Hockey: Millburn Loses to Lakeland, 3-0, in States

February 25, 2017

WAYNE, NJ - The Millburn High School ice hockey team saw its season come to an end in a 3-0 loss to Lakeland Friday night in the second round of the NJSIAA Public B state tournament.

The Millers, who had advanced in the first round with a 5-2 victory over Central Regional, conclude their season with a 17-7-3 record. They won the NJIHL Conference Kelly Division regular season title before ...

Boys Basketball: Millburn Downs Morris Knolls, 52-41

MILLBURN, NJ - The Millburn boys basketball team concluded its regular season schedule with a 52-41 victory over Morris Knolls on Friday.

Millburn (17-7) pulled away with a 20-14 showing in the final quarter. The first half was a low-scoring one that ended with the Millers clinging to a 15-14 lead.

Zach Ravitz scored 20 points for Millburn and Ross Gang finished with 13 points in the ...

Millburn Wrestlers Bow Out in Region 4 Quarterfinals

UNION, NJ - The quarterfinal round of the NJSIAA Region 4 wrestling tournament was held at Union High School Friday evening. Millburn had two wrestlers in the mix who won in Wednesday's preliminary round.

Sam Gladson, wrestling in the 182 lb weight class, met Sam Wustefeld of Scotch Plains-Fanwood. Wustefeld came off a bye in the preliminary round, took the major decision win 14-3.

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Millburn Fire Department to Cook for Charity

February 21, 2017

MILLBURN, NJ - The Millburn Fire Department is repeating its charitable tradition of participating in the Annual Cooked and Uncorked Food and Wine Tasting Festival, now in its seventh year. The fundraising event will be held on Monday, February 27 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Pines Manor in Edison, N.J. Proceeds will benefit the Saint Barnabas Burn Center and the New Jersey Firefighters ...

New Jersey State Police Accepting Application

West Trenton, N.J. – Attorney General Christopher S. Porrino and State Police Superintendent Colonel Joseph R. Fuentes have announced the dates for the opening of the New Jersey State Police application process. Applications will be accepted online from February 13th through February 27th.

Troopers can pursue one of the many diverse career paths that the State Police offers based on ...

Major Fire Early Saturday Morning at Avalon Apartments in Maplewood

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - There was a major fire early Saturday morning, Feb. 4, at the Avalon apartment complex located at 200 Boyden Ave. in Maplewood. The fire started at about 1:30 a.m., and was under control by about 6 a.m., according to Maplewood Mayor Vic De Luca. There was extensive mutual aid at the scene of the fire.

The fire resulted in the full collapse of the left side of one ...

Video Point View's Dietze on Investment Strategies in a New Political World

February 22, 2017

Point View's Wealth Management's Founder, President, Chief Investment Strategist, David Dietze, discusses investing in the new political landscape:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Video Point View's Dietze Says 'Bright' Earnings Needed to Support Robust Valuations

Point View Wealth Management's Founder, President, and Chief Investment Strategist, David Dietze, appeared live on CNBC on the role of earnings in driving stocks higher:

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The Go Fresh Market in Springfield has been Shuttered by Authorities

SPRINGFIELD, NJ - On a visit to Echo Plaza in Springfield it was noticed that Go Fresh Market had not opened at 10 a.m. on Monday morning. On closer inspection it became obvious why the store was closed  and wouldn’t open any time soon. 

There was a posted notice on the door dated February 1, 2017 from Union County Court House.  It was an eviction notice for Eden ...

CareOne Hosts Sets One Day Fundraising Record for Make-A-Wish New Jersey in Newark

February 26, 2017

NEWARK, NJ – For the Courtright family, the 200 Wishes carnival on Sunday, February 26 at the Prudential Center in Newark was about spreading the message of Make-A-Wish New Jersey and all it is able to accomplish for so many families across the state.

The Caldwell family certainly knows the value. Two of their four children – Matthew and Mitchell – have cystic fibrosis. For ...

Millburn Students Provide Academic Assistance to Students from Covenant House Shelter

Millburn, New Jersey -- Under the auspices of The Outreach Movement, Millburn High School Students, Adam Liu, Mohar Kalra, Chris Sun and Bill Zhang are working together to reach out to disadvantaged students living in the Newark area. Millburn High School teacher Anna Kleshelskaya is the club moderator.

The Outreach Movement is a branch of the organization that started in Plano, Texas. It is a ...

Bridges Outreach's Eighth Annual 'Teens Tackle Homelessness' Conference Held March 4

SUMMIT, NJ - An event that is created by and for high school students, Bridges Outreach will hold its 8th Annual 'Teen Tackle Homelessness' Conference on March 4 at Kent Place School.

Speakers will include teens from Covenant House and the Emergency Residency Program at the Newark YMCA who have experienced homelessness. In addition, interactive workshops will illustrate what ...

Five Agents from Towne Realty Group win the 2017 Five Star Professional Award

February 16, 2017

SHORT HILLS, NJ - Five agents from Towne Realty Group received the Five Star Professionals Award for 2017. Five Star Professional conducted research to determine the real estate agents in a given market area, who rated highest in overall satisfaction. As part of an in-depth research process, real estate agents were evaluated by their customers and real estate industry professionals based on ...

Millburn Library Checks Out the Latest Food Trend: Waffle Irons Aren't Just for Waffles

January 9, 2017

MILLBURN, NJ- The latest food trend involves using a waffle iron to make everything from grilled cheese to zucchini parmesan fritters. Dozens of waffle iron based cookbooks are hitting the shelves, blogs and pins offer new and unique recipes daily and tv show chefs are jumping on the waffle food bandwagon.

Liz Miller Boose, Adult Programming Librarian at the Millburn Library, is hosting ...

Three Places to Celebrate New Year's Eve Near Milburn

MILLBURN, NJ - If you're looking to spend the last night of 2016 in style and close to home, here are three local places with special New Year's Eve celebrations planned:

ABOVE RESTAURANT AND BAR

Above Restaurant and Bar (One South Orange Ave., South Orange) is serving a special New Year's Eve menu as well as their regular menu; bar is open until 2 ...

French Silk Fudge

Need a homemade treat for a holiday gathering--in a hurry? French Silk Fudge might be your new go-to recipe. Fudge is a welcome change from the usual Yuletide dessert parade of gingerbread, sugar cookie cutouts and fruitcake, and this microwaveable recipe is an easy way to whip up an impressive dessert with minimal fuss.

French Silk Fudge

2 cups superfine sugar*

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Overlook Medical Center in Summit Named Among 'America's 100 Best Hospitals' by Healthgrades

February 22, 2017

SUMMIT, NJ -- Overlook Medical Center, part of Atlantic Health System, has been recognized as one of ‘America’s 100 Best Hospitals’ for clinical excellence by consumer rankings group Healthgrades. The designation places Overlook in the top 2 percent of hospitals in the nation for clinical performance.

“As health care becomes ever more focused on value, the national ...

Getting Physical —Therapy, That Is: South Orange Rehabilitation and Wellness

South Orange Rehabilitation and Wellness Expands it’s Facilities to Better Serve the Community 

Acceptance of Physical Therapy Treatments has grown in recent years, due in part to the aging of the baby boomers, injuries from sports and activities, and the public’s interest drug-free remedies. 

To meet this increased demand, South Orange Rehabilitation and Wellness has ...

Metro YMCA Ranked in Top 5 Percent of US Nonprofits by Nation’s Largest Charity Evaluator

LIVINGSTON, NJ — For the sixth-consecutive year, the nation’s largest charity evaluator awarded the Metropolitan YMCA of the Oranges its top rating on Wednesday in recognition of the organization’s sound fiscal management and commitment to accountability and transparency.

“Only 5 percent of the charities we evaluate have received at least six consecutive ...

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

February 16, 2017

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 ...

The Transformation of Morristown's 'The Abbey' Underway for 2017 Mansion in May

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Local designers have begun transforming Alnwick Hall-The Abbey for this year's Mansion In May Designer Showroom.  Alnwick Hall, known in recent years as The Abbey, was once the residence of Edward Peter Meany and his wife, Rosalie Behr. The brick mansion, designed for the Meanys by architect, Percy Griffin, and built between 1903 and 1904, was modeled after various ...

South Orange Police Assist in Newark Vehicle Chase; Three Suspects Arrested

February 22, 2017

NEWARK, NJ - The South Orange Police Department joined New Jersey State Police (NJSP), the Essex County Sheriff's Office, and Newark Police on Feb. 18 in a pursuit which resulted in the arrest of Richard D. Williams (age 39), Terrell Norris (age 28) and a 16-year-old girl all of Newark, and an unidentified woman from East Orange, reported Newark Public Safety Director Anthony ...

Essex County Enacts Code Blue to Provide Shelter During Winter Weather

ESSEX COUNTY AREA, NJ — Essex County’s “Code Blue” procedures are being activated from 4 p.m. on Wednesday to 9 a.m. on Friday due to extreme cold weather and snow in the forecast.

Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo, Jr. and Essex County Sheriff Armando Fontoura said providing the homeless residents with a warm place to stay during extreme weather conditions ...

Former President of The Essex County Sheriff’s PBA Charged With Theft

NEWARK, NJ - The former president of the Essex County Sheriff’s Officers PBA Local 183, Christopher Tyminski for using a PBA issued credit card to pay for over $14,000 in repairs to his personal vehicle. None of the allegations involve Mr. Tyminski’s official capacity within the Essex County Sheriff’s Department, according to a statement made by  Acting Essex ...

Helicopter Crashes Behind Apartments in Chatham; Pilot, Passeger Survive

February 24, 2017

CHATHAM, NJ - A helicopter made a crash landing behind the Suburban Court apartment complex at 525 Main St. in Chatham on Friday evening, landing between the parking garages.

The crash occurred 6:20 p.m. and the pilot reportedly walked away from the accident while a passenger was taken to the hospital with lower back pain.

"At approximately 6:20 tonight, we had a helicopter ...

Area Middle School Moms Appear on Fox News Show, Discuss Emphasis of Islam in Class

CHATHAM, NJ - Chatham moms Libby Hilsenrath and Nancy Gayer made their case about the Chatham Middle School's 7th Grade "World Cultures and Geography" class on national television's "Tucker Carlson Tonight" show, which aired on the Fox News Channel 9 p.m. Monday night.

The Chatham residents told how they questioned the emphasis on Islam in the class at the ...

Springfield's Cannon Hall House is Open to Public Sunday, a Letter from George Washington will be on Display

SPRINGFIELD, NJ – Hit by a cannon ball, it survived the Revolutionary War.  Sunday, there is the Springfield Historical Society Open House at the Cannon Ball House. It will be open to the public from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.  A letter written by George Washington letter from Springfield will be on display.

The Cannon Ball House was built, many believe, around 1760.  It ...

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Senior Rabbi of B'nai Jeshurun of Short Hills Leads 50 Adults to Israel

SHORT HILLS, NJ - Congregation B’nai Jeshurun’s Senior Rabbi, Matthew D. Gewirtz, led a group of 50 adults to Israel in early November. In addition to touring, the trip included Adult B’nai Mitzvah services and discussions with local leaders on various aspects of life in Israel.

Rabbi Gewirtz began his tenure as the Senior Rabbi of Congregation B’nai Jeshurun in ...

Five Everyday Objects That Could Set Your House on Fire

The most cost effective approach to managing risk is to be proactive about reducing hazards and preventing accidents. When it comes to home fires, the most common causes of loss might not be what you expect. Less obvious dangers like the five detailed below actually cause more losses than major events, both because small risks may go unnoticed and because they occur frequently.  

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Dive In! Short Hills Pool Registration Now Open

February 26, 2017

SHORT HILLS, NJ - It's time to dive! Well, not until May, but you get the point. 

Millburn Recreation officially opened registration for the 2017 pool season online this past Friday and mailed out paper registration forms to Millburn/Short Hills residents this past weekend. The pool, located at Gero Park, features a kids pool, a main pool, a slide, and diving board areas as well as ...

Millburn Police Investigating Theft at Four Stores at the Short Hills Mall

February 21, 2017

On February 14, 2017 Millburn Police Officer Recinos responded to Nordstroms on a forgery report that occurred on February 13, 2017. Nordstrom personnel report a black male wearing a green sweatshirt accompanied by a white female wearing a black jacket used 32 counterfeit $100.00 bills to make a purchase. The incident is under investigation by the Millburn Police Detective Bureau.

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Upcoming Events

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Mon, February 27, 1:30 PM

Greenwood Gardens, Short Hills

Get Your Greenwood Fix

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Mon, February 27, 7:45 PM

Education Center, Millburn

Millburn Board of Education Meeting

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Wed, March 1, 7:30 PM

Gero Park Recreation Building, Short Hills

Millburn Recreation Department Meeting

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Thu, March 2, 6:00 PM

Parish Hall at Christ Church, Short Hills

Ladies’ Night Out Spring Shopping Extravaganza

Big Heart Landscaping Shows its Heart with New Eyes for the Needy

February 26, 2017

Local landscaping service to donate portion of sales to local charity

Big Heart Landscaping, a lawn maintenance company servicing the Livingston and Short Hills communities, will be donating 10% of proceeds from the first 3 months of mowing service  of new customers’ lawns to New Eyes for the Needy, a 501 (c)3 nonprofit organization. New Eyes, founded in Short Hills in 1932, has ...

Point View's David Dietze Says 'Earnings Hold The Key'

Point View's Wealth Management's Founder, President, Chief Investment Strategist, David Dietze, pens on the market outlook amid record highs!

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Millburn Recreation Spring/Summer Program Registration 2017

The Millburn Recreation Department is currently accepting on-line registrations for their spring and summer camp programs.  Spring programs include Boys/Girls T-Ball for Kindergartners and 1st graders, Girl’s Softball Leagues for 2nd-8th graders, Boys/Girls Track & Field for 4th-8th graders, Boys/Girls Volleyball Skills Clinic for 5th-8th Graders and Adult Open Gym ...

Pure Barre Short Hills Announces 2017 Fitness Challenge

SHORT HILLS, NJ – Pure Barre, the largest and most established barre concept in North America, is pleased to announce the Set The Barre challenge, to help new and existing clients reach their 2017 health and fitness goals.

Whether you’re looking to switch up your fitness routine or start working out, Pure Barre can work with you to accomplish your new years resolutions. Designed to ...

The IRS Isn’t Calling

Receiving mail with the IRS listed in the envelope’s upper left corner induces fear in most people. Receiving a phone call with the IRS listed on caller ID is even scarier. Fear can cause you to act before you think—many people fall for criminal scams out of fear. Don’t be one of them.

Bottom line: The IRS does not phone taxpayers or communicate via email. The IRS does not ...