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Millburn Township Public Schools Announce Delayed Opening

January 16, 2018

Millburn Schools will have a two hour delayed opening on WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 17 with all schools opening two hours later than normal.

If snow accumulations exceed expectations overnight, a decision to close schools could be made in the early morning hours. We will plan to contact families in the early morning, if there is a change from a delayed opening schedule to a ...

Superintendent of Millburn Schools Update

Thank you to the Education Foundation for sponsoring last night's wonderful evening of Cocktails & Conversation about the ways we are using technology to enhance education in our schools.  Middle School Principal, John Connolly, shared the plans for the construction of spaces at MMS that will enable the expansion of the STEM and STEAM programs already ...

Millburn Board of Education Changes Course on AP Qualifiers

MILLBURN, N.J. — Millburn High School is altering its qualifying process for advanced placement (AP) courses for the academic year 2018-19, allowing some students to take certain courses without taking a separate test to gain admission into those classes.

Students can take AP English Language, AP English Lit, AP American History, AP Calculus BC and AP Environmental if they ...

Millburn Township Committee Meeting Agenda

January 15, 2018

AGENDA
MILLBURN TOWNSHIP COMMITTEE JANUARY 16, 2018 – REGULAR SESSION: 7:30 PM

Open Meeting Statement
Salute to the Flag
ROLL CALL: SDL ( ), JBL ( ), JLR ( ), DTE ( ), CHB ( )
Approval of Agenda
Minutes – October 17, 2017, October 17, 2017 Special Meeting and November 13, 2017 Reports
Presentation: Environmental Commission Presents Millburn Impervious Lot & Building ...

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day: Closures and Events on Monday, Jan. 15

MILLBURN, NJ - Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is observed on Monday, Jan. 15, and there are many closures for the holiday in Millburn Township.

MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. DAY CLOSURES

Municipal offices in Millburn are closed.
Millburn Public Library is closed.
Post Office is closed and there is no mail delivery.
Millburn School District is closed.

MARTIN LUTHER ...

Video: Mayor Cheryl Burstein Makes Statement After Reelection

MILLBURN, NJ - After her reelection to the post of mayor for 2018, Cheryl Burstein shared a statement on the goals and challenges facing the town and issues that the Township Committee look to address.

 

 

Millburn Youth Set to Shine in Upcoming Production of The Wiz

January 13, 2018

MILLBURN, N.J. — Twenty-eight young performers will take center stage next week in the Front & Center for the Performing Arts production of The Wiz. The show, based on book by William F. Brown from the story “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz” by L. Frank Baum, features music and lyrics by Charles Brown. Friday, Saturday and Sunday these local thespians will tread the boards of the ...

Essex County Turtle Back Zoo Welcomes 907,522 Visitors in 2017

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The Essex County Turtle Back Zoo finished 2017 with an all-time record attendance of 907,522, marking the first time that attendance has eclipsed the 900,000 mark. It was also the 13th-consecutive year that a new annual attendance record was established.

Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. was proud to announce the many improvements recently made to the ...

90 Year Old Bea Slater: From Rock n’ Roll to Online Dating

SPRINGFIELD, NJ – Bea Slater, Springfield’s “Grandmother of Rock n’ Roll” found a new gig.  On the heels of her appearance introducing Steve Van Zandt and the Disciples of Soul at a Staten Island show last September, Bea won a starring role in a poster ad campaign for Jdate.

The opportunity came about when a Springfield neighbor aware of the concert ...

Ice Hockey: Millburn Takes Down Montville, 4-1

January 15, 2018

WEST ORANGE, NJ - The Millburn ice hockey team defeated previously unbeaten Montville, 4-1, on Monday evening at Codey Arena.

Sam Charlat and Charles Palmer scored two goals apiece for Millburn (10-2-2), which led, 2-0, after one period and 3-1 after two periods.

Charlat opened with a goal less than a minute into the game, and Palmer made it 2-0 with a goal less than two minutes later. With ...

Report: Gov. Christie Won’t Sign Cooperative High School Sports Bill Before Leaving Office

TRENTON, N.J. – The proposed bill to allow school districts with multiple high schools to “co-op” in all sports based on participation or financial issues will not be signed into law by Gov. Chris Christie.

Christie will “pocket veto” the bill, by placing it on an “action not taken list” prior to leaving office on Tuesday, according to a report by Greg ...

Girls Basketball: Millburn Wins First, Beats Shabazz

NEWARK, NJ - The Millburn girls basketball team secured its first victory of the season on Friday, 52-35, over Shabazz.

Leila Dean Stansberry scored 30 points, grabbed four rebounds and made four steals for the Millers, who broke the game open with a 20-8 effort in the third quarter to take a 40-20 lead.

Gina Saggio finished with eight points, eight rebounds and seven assists, and Abigail ...

Arrest Announced in Millburn Carjacking

January 11, 2018

MILLBURN, N.J. - Ahmed Anthony, 29, of Newark was arrested on charges stemming from the Millburn carjacking on November 27. 

Anthony is facing charges ranging from first degree carjacking and first degree kidnapping to second degree unlawful possession of a weapon. 

The Millburn Police Department credits assistance from the New Jersey State Fugitive Unit, US Marshall Service ...

Millburn Aids in Major Five-Alarm Early-Morning Summit Ave. Apartment Fire

SUMMIT, NJ - A major residential structure fire at 125 Summit Avenue has caused significant damage to the apartment building, displaced approximately a dozen families, and sent two individuals to Overlook Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries. There are no reported injuries to first responders.

The Summit Fire Department received the Alarm Call today at 5:13 a.m.

Millburn Fire Department Aids as Fire Rips Through Medical Building in Springfield

SPRINGFIELD, NJ - A three alarm fire ripped through a building at 493 Morris Avenue on Christmas Eve.

The fire was initially spotted by passersby, who called 911. The Springfield Fire Department responded at 2:08 pm to a fire in full progress in the rear of the building. They were joined at first by Millburn and Union fire companies, and eventually by fire companies from Summit, Cranford, and ...

Facebook Changes Its News Feed; How You Can Get Your Local News

January 16, 2018

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – Facebook recently announced it is changing its news feed and algorithms so that news from legitimate publishers and posts from businesses will seldom appear. 

This will be frustrating for people who use Facebook to find news and information relevant to them, said TAPinto Founder and CEO Michael Shapiro. 

“Relegating legitimate news publishers and ...

Sam's Club Abruptly Closes and Locks Out Employees

LINDEN, NJ - The Union County Freeholder Board through its social service and re-employment agencies is offering assistance to any Union County resident who was laid off by today’s Sam’s Club Store closings. 

Sam’s Club maintained a store in Linden, which abruptly closed,  laying off as many as an estimated 200 full-time and part-time employees. Signs posted on the ...

NJ Transit Reporting Delays for Morning Commute

MILLBURN, NJ - Commuters into Penn Station will experience delays during the morning commute on NJ Transit trains. An overhead wire problem at NY Penn Station is causing twenty minute delays.

Path is accepting NJT Rail tix/passes at Newark Penn, Hoboken and New York 33rd St. 

ACRL subject to up to 45-minute delays both ways due to equipment issues. NJT Bus will ...

Two Short Hills Residents Receives Scholarship from NJ Chinese Festival Organization

January 16, 2018

SHORT HILLS, NJ – Short Hills residents Victoria Mak who attends Yale University and Monica Liu who attends Vanderbilt University received scholarships from the New Jersey Chinese Festival organization on Dec. 28.

The group marked 2017 as their fourth year giving the scholarships, said festival chair and Montville resident Margaret Lam. Ten students are ...

Millburn Teen Gives Laptops New Life for Charity

MILLBURN, N.J. — A junior at Millburn High School is using his skills with computers to help young women half a world away have a chance at higher education. Alexander McBride, the founder of Laptops4Africa.org, has already sent 21 laptops to deserving female students by teaming with a family friend who hand delivers donations to a girls leadership training school in Tanzania ...

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day: Closures and Events on Monday, Jan. 15

MILLBURN, NJ - Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is observed on Monday, Jan. 15, and there are many closures for the holiday in Millburn Township.

MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. DAY CLOSURES

Municipal offices in Millburn are closed.
Millburn Public Library is closed.
Post Office is closed and there is no mail delivery.
Millburn School District is closed.

MARTIN LUTHER ...

Public Reacts to Disappearance of Artwork at Livingston's Porto by Antonio

December 19, 2017

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Diners heading to dinner at Livingston’s Porto by Antonio over the weekend were taken aback when they saw that the mural on the rear wall of the building (located at 471 West Mt. Pleasant Avenue, Route 10) had been painted over in white.

Fans of the artwork took to Facebook and other outlets to express their concerns when they learned that the ...

Famed Chef Marcus Samuelsson Opens New Restaurant Marcus B&P

NEWARK, NJ - Acclaimed celebrity chef Marcus Samuelsson knows what he wants and he knows how to get it.

He helped Harlem, long the hub of African-American culture, become happening again with a pair of successful restaurants that are contributing to the revitalization of the famed Manhattan neighborhood.

Samuelsson is rolling the dice by opening a new restaurant in Newark, now undergoing ...

A Flavorful Thanksgiving Vegetarian Choice & More

SPRINGFIELD, NJ - Enjoy a vegetarian option for your thanksgiving feast, compliments of Passion for Spices. This recipe is credited to the Indian Cuisine: Diabetes Cookbook authored by May Fridel and published by the American Diabetes Association.

Roasted Acorn Squash with Farro Tahiri

Tahiri is a traditional Indian one-pot meal from the Uttar Pradesh in northern India. It is aromatic, rice ...

Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival Celebrates 25th Year Feb. 28-May 28, 2018

January 14, 2018

LAKE BUENA VISTA, FL - The 25th Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival will kick off spring at Walt Disney World Resort Feb. 28 and continue through May 28, 2018. The first festival in was a 38-day celebration, for 2018 it expands to 90 days of gardens and topiaries. 2018 is also the 35th anniversary of Epcot.

The Epcot International Flower and Garden ...

Airline Offers Customers Two Free Checked Bags on Travel To/From China and Hong Kong

CHICAGO, IL - United Airlines has eliminated charges for customers' second checked bag on all routes from North America to China and Hong Kong including those originating at Newark Liberty Airport. 

"We are responding to valuable feedback from customers who are seeking added benefits when they travel to China and Hong Kong, ...

Elizabeth Newest Excursion Destination for Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines

ELIZABETH,NJ--October 2017 marked a milestone in New Jersey State tourism history. Expanding for the first time ever in its history of tourism for the state, a major cruise line now has excursion opportunities for passengers to discover one of New Jersey’s oldest and most historic cities, Elizabeth.

“The Elizabeth Destination Marketing Organization has aggressively pursued sales ...

Red Cross Offers Winter Storm Safety Tips

January 3, 2018

PRINCETON, NJ — The American Red Cross is keeping a close eye on the winter storm expected to impact New Jersey, bringing with it the potential for snowfall and icy conditions affecting various parts of the state. The Red Cross has steps people can take to prepare for and stay safe during severe winter weather.

“The most important thing people can do right now is to get ...

Saint Barnabas Medical Center Disappointed as Nurses Reject Contract

LIVINGSTON, NJ – Nurses at Saint Barnabas Medical Center (SBMC) being represented by Communications Workers of America (CWA) Local 1091 recently rejected a contract at the hospital over what they consider to be “severe staffing issues.”

CWA Local 1091, which has been bargaining for its members since September, is set to return to the bargaining table tomorrow, Dec.

Atlantic Health System’s Amy Perry Named to Becker’s 130 Women Leaders of Hospitals and Health Systems to Know List

MORRSITOWN, NJ - Atlantic Health System, an integrated health care delivery system, today announced that Amy Perry, CEO of the Hospital Division and Senior Vice President of Integrated Care Delivery, has been named to Becker's Healthcare’s 130 Women Hospital and Health System Leaders to Know list.

Women on the list, which includes hospital and health system executives from ...

First Snowfall of the Season Expected in Millburn

December 8, 2017

MILLBURN, NJ - The weather is calling for snow on Saturday as Winter Storm Benji makes its way to Millburn. The forecast calls for periods of snow with the temperatures holding steady in the low 30's. Accumulations in the area are predicted at 3-5 inches.

Millburn Township issued a reminder to all residents regarding snow removal that read:

Snow Expected Saturday, December ...

Local Officials Host Essex County Park Open Forum

January 16, 2018

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Livingston and Essex County officials were enthusiastic about the outcome of a productive public forum held on Thursday at Livingston Town Hall to gather residents’ input regarding the revitalization of Riker Hill Art Park (RHAP).

As mayor in 2016, current deputy mayor Al Anthony worked hard to receive a commitment from Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo ...

Essex County Board of Chosen Freeholders Elects New President and Vice President

NEWARK, NJ – During this week’s annual reorganization meeting of the Essex County Board of Chosen Freeholders, Brendan Gill of Montclair and Wayne Richardson of Newark were was unanimously elected as board president and vice president, respectively.

Gill, who succeeds Freeholder Britnee Timberlake as president, has served as vice president since 2015. He was elected to his first ...

Double Homicide on New Years Day

NEWARK, NJ  – Acting Essex County Prosecutor Robert D. Laurino and Orange Police Director Todd R. Warren announced today that the Orange Police Department and the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide/Major Crimes Task Force are investigating a double homicide in Orange.

On Jan. 1, at approximately 7 p.m. police responded to a call of shot fired. Two men were ...

Two People Injured in Ceiling Collapse at Galloping Hill Caterers in Union

January 14, 2018

UNION, NJ - Two people were injured after the ceiling collapsed at the Galloping Hill Caterers at 5-Points on Saturday night. 

Union Fire Dept. was dispatched to the scene at approximately 11:30 p.m. On arrival, firemen discovered a 10 x 20 foot suspended ceiling had collapsed.

Fire personnel removed two people from the building. They were treated for basic injuries and transported by ...

Update on Power Outages Throughout New Jersey

SPRINGFIELD, NJ - As many as 50,000 residences lost power Friday morning across New Jersey.due to weather related issues and salt corroding equipment.

Volatile temperatures were one of the weather related problems.  Temperatures reached into the 60’s after a period of subfreezing weather earlier in the week. Windy conditions also played a role.  A fire at a ...

Clark High School Senior Dies; Counselors at ALJ Providing Support to Classmates

CLARK, NJ – Students at Arthur L. Johnson High School are mourning a classmate who died Monday evening. 

“I am writing to you with great sadness that one of our ALJ seniors passed away this evening. Our deepest sympathies go out to her family and friends,” school Superintendent Ed Grande wrote in a letter to parents Monday night.

The ...

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Merry Christmas from TAPinto Millburn-Short Hills

December 24, 2017

MILLBURN, NJ - The staff at TAPinto Millburn-Short Hills wish all our readers who celebrate a Merry Christmas.  

Macys Hit with Two Attempted Thefts in Two Days

January 2, 2018

On December 26, 2017 Millburn Police Officers Royce and Aliotta responded to the Newark Police Department on a warrant arrest. Rajahn Ferrell, age 22 out of Hillside, was placed under arrest on outstanding criminal warrants and remanded to the Essex County Correctional Facility.

On December 27, 2017 Millburn Police Officer Wichelns responded to Macys on a theft report. Macys personnel report ...

AtlantiCast

AtlantiCast Medical Minute – Winter Weather Edition

On this episode of AtlantiCast Medical Minute, learn how to take the fight to Old Man Winter, while staying safe! Learn some winter health tips with Anthony Brutico, MD, Medical Director of the Emergency Department at Newton Medical Center.

 

NJSIAA: Bills Grant Super Powers to 20 Schools; Upcoming Vote Puts Kids at Risk

January 4, 2018

As a 100-year-old, independent, private, and voluntary non-profit association serving the needs of 435 public and non-public high schools and nearly 300,000 student athletes, we have an unwavering commitment to promoting and protecting education-based interscholastic athletics. At our core, we are committed to ensuring a safe and competitive environment, while also enhancing the educational ...

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Wed, January 17, 2:00 PM

Millburn Free Public Library, Millburn

Beginning Mindfulness Meditation Series at ...

Health & Wellness

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Mon, January 22, 7:45 PM

Education Center, Millburn

Millburn Board of Education Meeting

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Wed, January 24, 2:00 PM

Millburn Free Public Library, Millburn

Beginning Mindfulness Meditation Series at ...

Health & Wellness

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Sports

Brain Cancer Study Opens at Overlook Medical Center - One of Four Sites in Country

January 15, 2018

Kurt Jaeckle, MD, co-director of the Gerald J. Glasser Brain Tumor Center at Overlook Medical Center, and medical director of the Atlantic Center for Research, is leading a phase III study of novel drug VAL-083, which has already shown promise in Glioblastoma and other cancers.  The study is for patients whose glioblastoma multiforme or gliosarcoma has progressed during or after treatment ...

Red Cross to Honor MLK Day of Service Teaching Fire Safety and Installing Free Smoke Alarms

IRVINGTON, NJ, January 11, 2018 – As part of the American Red Cross Home Fire Campaign, Irvington Mayor Tony Vauss, the Irvington Municipal Council and Office of Public Safety Fire Division have partnered with the Red Cross to help reduce the number of home fire-related injuries and fatalities in Irvington.

“We are happy to join forces again with the American Red Cross ...

Summer Internship Program Announced for Students Interested in Law Enforcement

High School Juniors Invited to Apply for Summer Internship

Newark—Acting Essex County Prosecutor Robert D. Laurino announced today high school juniors, interested in law enforcement, are urged to apply for the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office annual summer internship program.

This five-week program is designed to expose high school students to careers in law, law enforcement and ...