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Former NJ Governor Christine Todd Whitman to Speak in Summit

August 30, 2016

SUMMIT, NJ - Christine Todd Whitman, former Governor of New Jersey and current president of the Whitman Strategy Group (WSG), will speak on Friday morning, September 16, in Lile Hall of Christ Church, 561 Springfield Avenue, Summit. 

The event, a Book Review Breakfast which is being sponsored by the Summit College Club, will include a continental breakfast and last ...

Thomas Cook Drops Out of Millburn BOE Race

SHORT HILLS, NJ - Thomas Cook announced on Monday that he will no longer seek a position on the Millburn Township Board of Education.  The financial advisor stated that due to his professional demands, he will drop out of the race.

Cook will continue to serve the Millburn/Shor Hills community as a Board of Trustee Member of the Education Foundation.

In an email to TAPinto ...

Millburn Township Announcements: Parking Lot Closure, Complete Streets, Trash Removal

MILLBURN, NJ - Millburn Township makes the following announcements that will affect residents in the coming week.  Please take notice and plan your week accordingly.

Short Hills Train Station (Lot 3) Parking Lot Closure

Short Hills Train Station (Lot 3) Parking Lot will be closed for 2 consecutive days between this Wednesday, August 31st and Saturday, September 3rd. Confirmation ...

Milburn Recreation Announces Return of SmartyCat Kids Junior Scientists Program

MILLBURN, NJ - Millburn Recreation announces the return of the SmartyCat Kids Junior Scientists program this Fall.  This program will be available for all kids in grades Pre-K through 5. 

The program will commence on Thursdays September 29 - December 1 from 4:30-5:15pm for Pre-K to 1st Graders and 5:30-6:15pm for 2nd-5th Graders at the Gero Park Recreation ...

Milburn Recreation Announces Return of SmartyCat Kids Junior Scientists Program

August 30, 2016

MILLBURN, NJ - Millburn Recreation announces the return of the SmartyCat Kids Junior Scientists program this Fall.  This program will be available for all kids in grades Pre-K through 5. 

The program will commence on Thursdays September 29 - December 1 from 4:30-5:15pm for Pre-K to 1st Graders and 5:30-6:15pm for 2nd-5th Graders at the Gero Park Recreation ...

Millburn Township Notice: Pet Waste Removal Reminder

MILLBURN, NJ - This is a friendly reminder that Township ordinance requires all pet owners to properly dispose of their pets waste in designated receptacles. Pets waste should not be left on any property, public or private, and should not be disposed in any place other than your own household waste receptacle. Pet waste should not be disposed into public garbage or recycling units or in the ...

Thomas Cook Drops Out of Millburn BOE Race

August 30, 2016

SHORT HILLS, NJ - Thomas Cook announced on Monday that he will no longer seek a position on the Millburn Township Board of Education.  The financial advisor stated that due to his professional demands, he will drop out of the race.

Cook will continue to serve the Millburn/Shor Hills community as a Board of Trustee Member of the Education Foundation.

In an email to TAPinto ...

Millburn Ranks No. 4 on NJ Monthly's Top 100 Public High Schools in 2016

SHORT HILLS, NJ – Millburn High School moved up from its 2014 No. 5 ranking to the No. 4 slot in New Jersey Monthly magazine’s “Top 100 Public High Schools” ranking this week.

The online version of the magazine will be published on Sept. 1. The printed version is available on newsstands now.

This year, Millburn High School is one of two Essex County high schools ...

Millburn Township Superintendent of Schools Update

MILLBURN, NJ - As we head into the final weeks of summer, I want to share some reminders and new initiatives. I hope you will use these last sunny summer days as a time to relax in preparations for the coming school year.

On the reminder front, please mark your calendar for September 27 – the date of the Bond Referendum Vote. Please note – it is a special election – ...

Millburn Township Announcements: Parking Lot Closure, Complete Streets, Trash Removal

August 30, 2016

MILLBURN, NJ - Millburn Township makes the following announcements that will affect residents in the coming week.  Please take notice and plan your week accordingly.

Short Hills Train Station (Lot 3) Parking Lot Closure

Short Hills Train Station (Lot 3) Parking Lot will be closed for 2 consecutive days between this Wednesday, August 31st and Saturday, September 3rd. Confirmation ...

Millburn's Main St. to Open Evening of September 1st

MILLBURN, NJ - Main Street, between Essex St. and Millburn Ave., in Millburn will open for vehicular traffic on Thursday evening, September 1st, after rush-hour. The following changes will take effect:

• No left turn from Millburn Ave. to Main St.
• No left turn from Essex St. to Main St.
• No left turn from Main St. to Essex St.

Millburn Township advises to use ...

Essex County Completes Intersection Upgrade on Northfield Avenue

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The intersection of Northfield Ave. and Pleasant Valley Way/Cherry Lane was upgraded ont Thursday, Aug. 25 with new traffic signal equipment and a new design to enhance motor vehicle and pedestrian safety on Thursday.

The work is part of the Executive Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo, Jr.'s ongoing initiative to ensure infrastructure ...

Matinee Idols: Summit Moms Movie Club Moves to Millburn Theatre

August 28, 2016

SUMMIT, NJ - Neighbors and friends, Summit's Helene Hulse and Catherine Lyness had a dilemma. They wanted to go to a movie during the day when their kids were at school, but the local movie theater did not open until the evening and the 'big theaters' along Routes 10 and 22 opened too late to catch the flick and make it back to the Hilltop City for the traditional 3 p.m.

Free Screening of Inclusionary Story 'I Learn America' Set for Sept. 16

SUMMIT, NJ - As part of "Welcome Week," the mission of which is to inspire people to build inclusive communities that embrace immigrants and foster opportunity for all, a free screening and post-film discussion of I Learn America will be hosted by the Summit Area YMCA and The Summit Film Society September 16, beginning at 7:30 p.m.

Directed by Jean- Michel Dissard ...

Visual Arts Center Goes 3-D with Fall Exhibitions

SUMMIT, NJ - Three new installations featuring abstract sculpture, assemblage and metal will debut at the Visual Arts Center of New Jersey September 25, from 2 - 4 p.m. with a free opening reception and art afternoon featuring artist talks at 3:30 pm.

The Art Center will also host a special 'Sculpture Day' October 16 at 2 p.m., free for Art Center members, with families ...

Westfield Olympian Nick Delpololo Mulls Post-Rio Future

August 24, 2016

WESTFILED, NJ — This is not the comeback story that leaves everyone feeling good.

For Westfield native Nick Delpopolo, getting back to a second Olympics in Rio as a judo fighter after he was sent home during the 2012 games in London for a positive marijuana test still leaves him feeling unappreciated by USA Judo — and questioning a possible move to Mixed Martial Arts ...

Chatham's Salvas Recalls his "16 Days of Glory" as an Olympic Photographer

CHATHAM, NJ - If it's a memorable photo from the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, there's a good chance Chatham's Tom Salvas was right there when it was taken.

That's because he was right there, snapping photos of the behind-the-scenes interviews conducted by Bud Greenspan in his documentary film "16 Days of Glory."

The memories have been rushing ...

Pavero, Rooney lead Reds over Stars

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - The New Providence Reds Baseball Team advanced to the semi-finals of the New Jersey Amateur Baseball League Playoffs with a 5-4 win over the Jersey Stars on Sunday August 7th.

The Stars scored two runs in the first but the Reds came right back and cut the lead in half in the first. After a Billy Holden leadoff triple, Tom Pavero would single him in for his first hit on ...

Former NJ Governor Christine Todd Whitman to Speak in Summit

August 30, 2016

SUMMIT, NJ - Christine Todd Whitman, former Governor of New Jersey and current president of the Whitman Strategy Group (WSG), will speak on Friday morning, September 16, in Lile Hall of Christ Church, 561 Springfield Avenue, Summit. 

The event, a Book Review Breakfast which is being sponsored by the Summit College Club, will include a continental breakfast and last ...

Audio: Point View's Dietze Reviews Investment Sectors Amid Pending Jobs Report, Possible Fed Activity

Point View Wealth Management's Founder, President and Chief Investment Strategist, David Dietze, spoke live with the Wall Street Journal reviewing investment opportunities on the eve of a possible Federal Reserve rate hike:

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Point View Wealth Management, Inc. works with families in Summit and beyond, providing customized portfolio management services and ...

Audio: Point View's Dietze Details Three Great Investment Ops on Bloomberg

Point View Wealth Management's Founder, President, and Chief Investment Strategist, David Dietze, spoke live on Bloomberg Radio detailing three great investment opportunities:

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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 ...

McDonald's Recalls 'Happy Meal' Toy

August 24, 2016

OAKBROOK ILL. - McDonald’s is recalling the Step-iT activity wristband, a child’s toy that was part a recent Happy Meal promotion at the restaurants.

The toy was offered between Aug. 9 and Aug. 17. That’s according to a notice from the Consumer Product Safety Commission.

McDonald’s has received more than 70 reports of incidents, including seven reports of blisters, ...

ShopRite Recalls Cookies

KEASBY, NJ - ShopRite supermarkets has announced a recall of cookies because they may contain small metal fragments. 

According to a release by the manufacture, “Country Home has initiated a voluntary recall of Gourmet Chocolate Chunk Salted Caramel Cookies sold at ShopRite stores in its Fresh Bake department.”

Cookies included in the recall can be identified by the ...

Wine Library Presents: 2016 Gourmet Open House

SPRINGFIELD, NJ - Wine Library is excited to announce its annual Open House on Saturday, September 10th from 12pm-4pm. This annual event brings together many of our favorite gourmet foods vendors for an afternoon of free samples, information and fun! Wine Library staff will also be pouring samples of select wines, making it a complete culinary experience.

Featured vendors include: ...

Dunellen School Board President Arrested on Child Porn Charges

August 26, 2016

TRENTON –Dunellen Board of Education President Phillip Heiney shared over the Internet pornographic videos featuring adult men involved in sex acts with young girls, including one bound in rope, according to authorities, who announced his arrest today.

Heiney, 67, used a file-sharing network to distribute the illegal images, said state Attorney General Christopher Porrino.  He was ...

Two Maplewood Fires on Saturday Under Investigation

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - On Sat., Aug. 20 two fires were reported in Maplewood within thirty minutes of each other; one at the Dollar Tree store on Springfield Ave., and one at a residential home on Burnett Ave.

At about 7:10 p.m. on Saturday, the Maplewood Fire Dept. received a report of an "extinguished fire with a smoke condition" at the Dollar Tree store ...

Impaired Driving Enforcement Crackdown Begins Locally as Part of National Campaign

MILLBURN, NJ — New Jersey’s largest annual drunk driving crackdown is here. Beginning Aug. 19 and running through Sept. 5, local and state law enforcement officers will conduct sobriety checkpoints and roving patrols, looking for motorists who may be driving while impaired by alcohol or drugs.

Law enforcement officers from Livingston and surrounding towns will be participating ...

Roseland's Arc of Essex County Seeks Volunteers for Stepping Stones School

August 28, 2016

ROSELAND, NJ — The Arc of Essex County’s Stepping Stones School, a school for children with intellectual and developmental disabilities located in Roseland, is seeking volunteers for the 2016-2017 school year.

Stepping Stones serves children from birth to ten years of age. A unique aspect of this program involves a one-on-one student to volunteer concept for many of ...

Red Crossers from New Jersey Help Louisiana Families Affected by Flooding

PRINCETON, NJ – The American Red Cross continues to help thousands of people impacted by the flooding in Louisiana. More than 7,000 people remained in Red Cross and community shelters Tuesday night and thousands more are without power in hot, humid conditions.

The Red Cross and its partners have served nearly 100,000 meals and snacks since the onset of the flooding. The Red Cross has ...

Make a Difference for a Blind Child, Become a Red Cross Braille Transcriber

FAIRFIELD, NJ – The American Red Cross New Jersey Region Jane Bente Braille Center is currently seeking volunteer Braille transcribers and is offering a free training course this September.

The Jane Bente Braille Center, established after World War I to help soldiers blinded by mustard gas, is one of the largest volunteer run Braille production centers. Each year, Red ...

BROTHERHOOD WINERY in Washingtonville, NY for Wine Connoisseurs and Many More

August 30, 2016

WASHINGTONVILLE, NY - Brotherhood Winery is a true experience in the art of winemaking. As the oldest winery in North America, their history is as rich as the wonderful wines they produce. Located in Washingtonville - the heart of the Hudson Valley - Brotherhood Winery is an extraordinary day trip.

Whether you are a wine connoisseur, wish to learn about the production of wine and champagne or ...

TAPinto Westfield Complete Guide to Sweet Sounds Downtown Jazz Festival: Week 9

WESTFIELD, NJ — The 20th Annual Sweet Sounds Downtown Jazz Festival, taking place Tuesday nights in July and August from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., continues Aug. 30 with its ninth evening of free outdoor concerts by five bands at locations throughout Downtown Westfield. (Rain date Aug. 31.)

On this last night of the 2016 season, Quimby Street will be closed to traffic to make way for music and ...

Rocking Horse Ranch: Year-Round Family Fun in the Hudson Valley

HIGHLAND, NY — If your kids get bored easily, Rocking Horse Ranch is up to the challenge.

Just a one-and-a-half hour drive from Millburn/Short Hills, the all-inclusive offers year-round horseback riding (“pony” rides for the little ones) on well-trained horses, a small indoor water park, an arcade with mini bowling, ping pong and a BB gun rifle range. In the winter, ...

Nike Provides Saint Barnabas Medical Center Babies with Shoes in Honor of West Orange Native Kyrie Irving

August 28, 2016

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Nike sent special infant shoes to babies born at Saint Barnabas Medical Center on Sunday, August 21, 2016, in honor of Kyrie Irving’s gold medal win in basketball at the Rio Olympics.

Irving grew up in neighboring town West Orange, NJ. The “My First Nike” box features a special pair of Nike Waffle 1 shoes, and an inspirational note.

Millburn Resident Promoted to Associate Marketing Director for Metro YMCA

MILLBURN, NJ - A Millburn resident has been named associate director of marketing of the Metropolitan YMCA of the Oranges, the largest association of YMCAs in New Jersey.

Matthew Becht, who joined the Metro YMCA in 2012 as marketing specialist, “uses his creative talents to advance the Y’s six branches and promote the organization as it takes on new ...

Overlook Medical Center Recognized as a Best Regional Hospital in Central New Jersey by U.S. News & World Report

SUMMIT, NJ - Overlook Medical Center has been recognized as a Best Regional Hospital in Central New Jersey in the annual U.S. News Best Hospitals rankings for 2016-17. The annual U.S. News Best Hospitals rankings recognize hospitals that excel in treating the most challenging patients.

Overlook Medical Center is also recognized as a best regional hospital in the ...

September is a Busy Month at the Cora Hartshorn Arboretum

August 24, 2016

SHORT HILLS, NJ - September is a busy month at the Cora Hartshorn Arboretum in Short Hills for toddlers, teddy bears, turtles, hikers, campers and artists. 

Kick off the fall season with a Teddy Bear Parade on Saturday, September 10th.  Bring your favorite fluffy stuffed friend for a special treat, listen to stories and visit our “Bear Hospital” to have your friend ...

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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 ...

Millburn High School Target of Bicycle Thefts; Vehicle Theft and Burglaries on Church St.

August 24, 2016

On August 16, 2016 Millburn Police Officer Royce stopped a 2003 Pontiac on Rt 24 East for passing on the shoulder. The investigation led to the arrest of the driver, 29 year old Ryan Flynn out of Old Bridge, for an outstanding traffic warrant out of East Brunswick. Mr. Flynn was issued a summons for improper passing and released with a new court date.

On August 17, 2016 Millburn Police Officer ...

Union Resident Killed in Newark Bus Crash

August 22, 2016

UNION, NJ - Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn A. Murray and Newark Public Safety Director Anthony Ambrose announced today that the Newark Police Department and the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office are investigating a fatal bus crash that resulted in the death of a NJ TRANSIT bus driver and one passenger. 

Shortly after 6 a.m. today, Aug. 19, a NJ TRANSIT bus -- the 59 ...

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Wed, August 31, 6:00 PM

Reeves-Reed Arboretum, Summit

Sounds of a Summer Night Continues at Reeves-Reed ...

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Wed, August 31, 8:00 PM

Turtle Back Zoo, West Orange

ZOO-VIES at Turtle Back Zoo: Zootopia

Arts & Entertainment

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Thu, September 1, 7:00 PM

Turtle Back Zoo, West Orange

Night Tours at Turtle Back Zoo

Arts & Entertainment Education

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Mon, September 5, 10:30 AM

Essex County Environmental Center, Garibaldi Hall, Roseland

Labor Day Paddle

Arts & Entertainment

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Tue, September 6, 7:30 PM

The Burgdorff Center for the Performing Arts, Maplewood

The Strollers are holding auditions for COLE - A ...

Arts & Entertainment

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Thu, September 8, 8:00 AM

Cedar Hill CC, Livingston

Golf Simcha 2017

Giving Back Sports

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Fri, September 9, 7:00 PM

Turtle Back Zoo, West Orange

Night Tours at Turtle Back Zoo

Arts & Entertainment Education

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Sat, September 10, 10:00 AM

Greenwood Gardens, Short Hills

Open Days Program Garden Tour - Essex County

Home & Garden

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Sat, September 10, 12:00 PM

Montclair Art Museum, Montclair

MAM Lawn Party

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Audio: Point View's Dietze Reviews Investment Sectors Amid Pending Jobs Report, Possible Fed Activity

August 29, 2016

Point View Wealth Management's Founder, President and Chief Investment Strategist, David Dietze, spoke live with the Wall Street Journal reviewing investment opportunities on the eve of a possible Federal Reserve rate hike:

wsj.com

Point View Wealth Management, Inc. works with families in Summit and beyond, providing customized portfolio management services and ...

The Dirty Dozen, Less One

I recently experienced something of a meltdown in the egg aisle at the supermarket over which kind of eggs to buy.  After much consideration, I finally settled on the eggs I wanted (organic, free-range, and cage-free), when I discovered another problem.

The next time I opened an egg carton at the store, there was an egg missing.

Having been the victim of covert cracked eggs in the ...

Redefining Emerging Markets

For the past 15 years, the BRIC countries (Brazil, Russia, India, and China) had been given the most hype as emerging markets. These four nations carried the global economy, particularly when the US housing bubble burst in 2008. However, today only one BRIC stands as emerging, India.

China has already emerged as the second largest economy in the world. China’s economy is projected to ...