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Millburn Township and Essex County Officials Commemorate Launch of Complete Streets at Groundbreaking Ceremony

July 24, 2016

MILLBURN, NJ - Though construction of Millburn’s Complete Streets began approximately two weeks ago, Millburn Township and Essex County officials gathered on Wednesday to commemorate the beginning of the Township’s renovation project of downtown Millburn.  Members of the project’s consulting team; Arterial and Sam Schwartz Engineering also accompanied the official ...

Robotics Teams Gather at Millburn High School For NJ First Tech Challenge

MILLBURN, NJ - Eight veteran robotics teams from New Jersey First Tech Challenge (NJ FTC) gathered at Millburn High School Saturday to share their expertise with rookie teams and guests.

A total of 80 youth and mentors gathered at the Summer Outreach Scrimmage for eight hours of teaching, tinkering and competition. 

The Summer Outreach Scrimmage is a great low pressure ...

Atlantic Medical Group to Participate in Nationwide 'Oncology Care Model' Initiative; Innovative Program Designed to Improve Care for Chemotherapy Patients

SUMMIT, NJ - The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), has selected Atlantic Medical Group -- parent of Summit's Overlook Medical Center -- and Atlantic Health System’s Carol G. Simon Cancer Centers as one of nearly 200 physician group practices and 17 health insurance companies to participate in a ...

Greenwood Gardens of Short Hills Presents Bronze Benches by Celebrated Artist Betty Woodman

SHORT HILLS, NJ— Greenwood Gardens, an historic public garden located astride the second ridge of the Watchung Mountains an hour outside New York City, presents the exhibition Betty Woodman: In the Garden from August 1 through November 15, 2016.

In the Garden will feature six of seven cast bronze and hand painted benches created by the acclaimed artist Betty Woodman over the last ...

Free Children's Book Reading Series Hosted by Paper Mill Playhouse

July 23, 2016

MILLBURN, NJ - Paper Mill is proud to announce a new, free Summer Children’s Book Reading Series in the lobby of the theater on select Saturdays at noon in July and August. Each week the theater will present a different book. A teaching artist will conduct the free readings. Participation in this series may count towards summer reading requirements and library reading programs. The ...

Wyoming Welcome Committee of Millburn Announce Incoming Kindergartner Event

MILLBURN, NJ - The Wyoming Welcome Committee is hosting an informal event for all incoming kindergartners and their families.  The informal gathering is intended to assist new kindergarten students to become more comfortable with each, foster relationships and build community.

The event will take place at the Wyoming School in Millburn at the Slayton Field Playground on Saturday, ...

Millburn in The Economist: Chinese Tiger Mums Start a College-Town Housing Boom

MILLBURN, NJ - Millburn is mentioned in the June 18th edition of The Economist.  The article's focus is on the increasing number of Chinese students attending U.S. schools.

In Millburn Township, families from China have doubled in the last ten years according to the U.S. Census Bureau.  The Chinese make up approximately 13% of the Township's population.

"In New ...

Robotics Teams Gather at Millburn High School For NJ First Tech Challenge

July 24, 2016

MILLBURN, NJ - Eight veteran robotics teams from New Jersey First Tech Challenge (NJ FTC) gathered at Millburn High School Saturday to share their expertise with rookie teams and guests.

A total of 80 youth and mentors gathered at the Summer Outreach Scrimmage for eight hours of teaching, tinkering and competition. 

The Summer Outreach Scrimmage is a great low pressure ...

Millburn School District's Superintendent Update: Millburn BOE Votes to Have One Referendum Question On Ballot

MILLBURN, NJ - At Monday night’s Board of Education meeting, we reached an important milestone on our “Road to the Referendum” as the Board of Education voted to put one question on the ballot for the public Referendum vote on September 27.

I want to join Board Vice President Emily Jaffe in the thanks she expressed to the Board members for their thoughtful ...

Millburn Township School District Updates

MILLBURN, NJ - The Back to School Update website will open on Wednesday, July 20 and will be available through Friday, August 19.  

As a reminder, the Back to School Update is our electronic method for submitting all of the annual forms and contact information. When you log in to the site (via the PowerSchool Parent Portal), you will be updating information for each of your ...

Millburn Township and Essex County Officials Commemorate Launch of Complete Streets at Groundbreaking Ceremony

July 24, 2016

MILLBURN, NJ - Though construction of Millburn’s Complete Streets began approximately two weeks ago, Millburn Township and Essex County officials gathered on Wednesday to commemorate the beginning of the Township’s renovation project of downtown Millburn.  Members of the project’s consulting team; Arterial and Sam Schwartz Engineering also accompanied the official ...

Millburn Township's Complete Streets Construction Update for July 25

MILLBURN, NJ - Millburn Township officials announced that the present construction on Main Street (between Millburn Ave. and Essex St.) will continue for approximately one month and advises residents to adhere to all detours, both road and sidewalk, by staying out of cordoned off areas and construction sites at all times.

During the week of July 25, Flanagan Construction will place electrical ...

Millburn's Complete Streets Construction Update: A Look At The Week Ahead

MILLBURN, NJ - Main Street has been and will remain closed for approximately one (1) month. Please follow the detour (see below) in place. Pedestrian safety is of extreme importance during this process. Please adhere to all detours, both road and sidewalk, by staying out of cordoned off areas and construction sites at all times. 

The following tasks will begin the week of Monday July ...

Greenwood Gardens of Short Hills Presents Bronze Benches by Celebrated Artist Betty Woodman

July 23, 2016

SHORT HILLS, NJ— Greenwood Gardens, an historic public garden located astride the second ridge of the Watchung Mountains an hour outside New York City, presents the exhibition Betty Woodman: In the Garden from August 1 through November 15, 2016.

In the Garden will feature six of seven cast bronze and hand painted benches created by the acclaimed artist Betty Woodman over the last ...

Paper Mill Playhouse in Millburn: Season Subscriptions on Sale Now

MILLBURN, NJ - Paper Mill Playhouse will begin selling tickets to the general public for its 2016-2017 season on Monday, August 8. The theater announced the lineup for its 2016-2017 season, featuring four musicals, one play and a highly anticipated US premiere in February, but only season ticket buyers have had access to purchase seats.

Tickets may be purchased by calling ...

A Special Screening of "In Search of Israeli Cuisine" to Show at JCC Metrowest

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Dubbed "the best food film of 2016" and voted "Ford Best of the Fest" by this year's New Jersey Jewish Film Festival attendees, "In Search of Israeli Cuisine" is a portrait of the Israeli people told through food. As a special summer treat, JCC Metrowest in West Orange is re-screening "In Search of Israeli ...

Millburn Summer Swim Team Loses to Madison, Rebounds Against Verona

July 21, 2016

MILLBURN, NJ - The Millburn Summer Swim Team lost to Madison on Monday, July 11th by a score of 196 to 247.  It was definitely the team's toughest meet of the season but two days later on Wednesday, July 13th, the team redeemed itself with a great comeback win against Verona.  Millburn won 258 to 182.  The team is looking to continue ...

Millburn Baseball Outfielder Schiekofer Signs with Division 1 Maryland

MILLBURN, NJ - Richie Schiekofer, a rising Millburn High School senior and outfielder on the varsity baseball team, announced his commitment to the University of Maryland.

Schiekofer accepted Maryland’s offer immediately, and just recently opted to publicize it.

He will join a successful Maryland team that raised a lot of eyebrows with its recent success on the diamond after their ...

Short Hills' Nick Maldonado Tabbed No. 1 Sophomore in NJ

SHORT HILLS, NJ - Nick Maldonado of Short Hills have been tabbed the No. 1 player in New Jersey’s high school class of 2019 according to Prep Baseball Report.

Maldonado, a shortstop/pitcher, plays high school ball for Seton Hall Prep and travel ball for the Diamond Jacks in Flemington.

Maldonado was 6-0 on the mound for Non-Public A state champion Seton Hall ...

Towne Realty Group of Short Hills Merges with Prominent Properties Sotheby's International Realty

July 21, 2016

SHORT HILLS, NJ — Prominent Properties Sotheby’s International Realty is pleased to announce that two leaders in New Jersey Real Estate are now one in the Short Hills/Millburn marketplace.

Towne Realty Group, principals Karen Eastman Bigos, Daniel Cannizzo, Mark Bigos and associates will join the Prominent Properties Sotheby’s International Realty sales team at their ...

Audio: Point View's Dietze to Bloomberg - Stick to the Fundamentals During Presidential Election Year

July 25, 2016

Point View Wealth Management Founder, President, and Chief Investment Officer, David Dietze, live on Bloomberg on how the political campaigns may affect the markets:

 

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Note - segment begins at the 1:50 mark.

 

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

Audio: Point View's Dietze Tells The Journal 'Don't Game Your Portfolio' Based on Election

Point View Wealth Management Founder, President, and Chief Investment Strategist, David Dietze, speaks live to the Wall Street Journal on how the political campaigns may affect the markets:

 

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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 ...

Video: Point View's Petrides Says Earning Results Pushing Market Higher

Point View Wealth Management's Managing Director, John Petrides, appeared live on CNBC discussing current earnings season results and its impact on the market:

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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 their financial goals. We ...

58 Wendy's Restaurants in NJ Hacked, Over 1,000 Across U.S.; Short Hills Location Not Impacted; Malware Took Customer Credit Card Info

July 12, 2016

SHORT HILLS, NJ - According to the Wendy's Company, more than 1,000 restaurant locations have been hacked with malware.  The Company states that hackers were able to access credit card numbers, names, expiration dates and CVV codes.

Wendy's first reported unusual payment card activity in February 2016.  In June 2016, the restaurant discovered additional malicious cyber ...

Anti-Cop Rhetoric and the Dallas Police Assassinations

July 9, 2016

The assassination of five Dallas law enforcement officers should shock and disgust us all.  No society can be safe, no rights can be assured and no justice can be found in any place where police officers are intentionally targeted for murder.  

Sadly, this vicious attack comes on the heels of yet another viral video of a police shooting.  Despite that fact that they have no ...

Millburn Firefighters Now Share Meals at a Table Painted by CCM Students

RANDOLPH, NJ – When Jeffrey Wanamaker, a firefighter with the Millburn Fire Department Station 2, decided to create a kitchen table for firefighters to share meals around, he had one challenge he needed to resolve – he had to find some artists to paint his design. His answer was to turn to Todd L. W. Doney, professor of visual arts at County College of Morris (CCM), who he knew from ...

TD Bank in Union Robbed; Suspect on the Loose

UNION, NJ – Union police have reported that a black male, approximately 30 years old, is the suspect in the robbery that occurred Thursday afternoon at the TD Bank at 995 Morris Ave.  Photos of the suspect, captured on bank surveillance, have been provided by police.

According to a press release from Union police, officers responded to the bank as a result of the hold-up alarm at ...

Congregation B'nai Jeshurun Thanks Millburn Police at Shabbat Service

July 19, 2016

MILLBURN, NJ - At its Shabbat service on Friday night, July 15, Congregation B'nai Jeshurun recognized both the Millburn police and their own security team for their contributions to the community. Rabbi Matthew Gewirtz, who lives in Maplewood, led the service. 

Gewirtz addressed Police Captain Michael Mulligan and said, "on behalf of the community at large and our ...

Operation Shoebox New Jersey Hosts DoubleHeader at TD Bank Ballpark July 30 & 31 – Help Assemble Care Packages and Bid on Sports Memorabilia at a Live Auction

July 23, 2016

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Operation Shoebox New Jersey will host a packing event and sports memorabilia auction at TD Bank Ballpark, home of the Somerset Patriots, on Saturday, July 30 and Sunday, July 31.

Saturday’s packing will begin at 11 a.m. Sunday’s auction will begin at the conclusion of the 5:05 p.m. game against the Bridgeport Bluefish.

Members of the Somerset Patriots team, ...

Healthcare Foundation of NJ in Millburn Funds Farm to School Program in Newark

MILLBURN, NJ - A grant from the Millburn-based Healthcare Foundation of New Jersey has helped Greater Newark Conservancy expand its Living Lab Garden at Newark’s Harriet Tubman Elementary School to a Farm to School program serving all of the school’s students from Pre-K to 6th grade. The grant included the cost of a new garden shed that has benefitted students and Conservancy ...

Short Hills Resident Spend Summer Bringing Aid to Appalachia

SUMMIT, NJ, – Like so many of their classmates, four Oak Knoll School of the Holy Child students spent of a portion of their summer helping those in need during a recent week-long trip to Appalachia.

Allison Palmeri ’17, of Franklin Lakes; Madison Dyer ’18, of Short Hills; Isabel Salas ’18, of Verona; and Yahaira Torres ’18, of Elizabeth; ...

Atlantic Medical Group to Participate in Nationwide 'Oncology Care Model' Initiative; Innovative Program Designed to Improve Care for Chemotherapy Patients

July 24, 2016

SUMMIT, NJ - The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), has selected Atlantic Medical Group -- parent of Summit's Overlook Medical Center -- and Atlantic Health System’s Carol G. Simon Cancer Centers as one of nearly 200 physician group practices and 17 health insurance companies to participate in a ...

RWJBarnabas Health President and CEO Barry H. Ostrowsky Named One of "The 25 Most Influential People in New Jersey

WEST ORANGE, NJ – Barry H. Ostrowsky, President and Chief Executive Officer for RWJBarnabas Health, was recently named one of ‘The 25 Most Influential People in New Jersey’ by NJ Advance Media.  This annual ranking recognizes exceptional individuals in the Garden State with the innate ability to affect change.

In creating this year’s list of the 25 Most ...

Why New Jersey Is The Second Worst Place to Retire

SHORT HILLS, NJ -- New Jersey trails only New York as the worst state to live in for retirees, according to a new report by Kiplinger.

The magazine writes that "both living costs and taxes in New Jersey take a big bite out of retirement nest eggs." Further, the combined state and local tax burden is the second-highest in the nation.

If you get sick, it'll cost you dearly ...

Outdoors in Millburn; Tips for Managing Mosquitoes

July 9, 2016

MILLBURN, NJ - Don’t let disease-carrying mosquitoes keep you indoors this summer. Instead, employ these eight tips to protect yourself and manage these pests in your yard.

Do a bit of yard and garden clean up.  Remove weeds, manage neglected gardens and keep the lawn properly mowed to reduce resting spaces for adult mosquitoes.

Eliminate standing water where mosquitoes breed.

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Millburn BOE's John Westfall-Kwong at Greenwood Gardens

SHORT HILLS, NJ - Random Walk caught up with John Westfall-Kwong at the Greenwood Gardens' "Bees, Birds and Butterflies" event on Sunday.  The annual event introduces members and guests to the world of bees, raptors and butterflies with discussions provided by experts, along with displays and activities for all to enjoy.  About 100 folks braved the hot weather to attend.

Two Millburn Township Residents Robbed Whilst Walking By Millburn High School

July 19, 2016

On July 12, 2016 Millburn Police Officer Salemi responded to the Evesham Police Department on a warrant arrest. Katherine Cooper, age 24 out of Philadelphia, was placed under arrest for 2 active Millburn warrants and transported to the Essex County Correctional Facility on default of bail.

On July 12, 2016 Millburn Police Officer Salemi responded to the Anthropologie store at The Mall at Short ...

Letter to TAP M/SH Editor: Freeholder Leonard Luciano, Unwavering Leadership

July 1, 2016

Dear TAP M/SH Editor,

Election after election, we watch and we wait for someone who in essence would take our breath away. Someone who would give us the right signals that they were on our side, that they would recognize what was important to us as voters; more importantly, that they would listen to our needs and take action when necessary to protect us as a people.

We’ve read of so ...

Jersey City P.D. Arrest Suspect in Summit Bank Robbery

July 21, 2016

SUMMIT, NJ - A 37 year-old Jersey City man linked to three bank robberies -- including the Wells Fargo Bank in Summit on July 20 -- was arrested by the Jersey City Police and charged with robbery.

John Walsh, of Bright Street, allegedly was involved in three separate robberies, one in Jersey City July 15, and successive robberies in Summit and Maplewood on July 20.

According to ...

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Summit Free Public Library, Summit

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Audio: Point View's Dietze to Bloomberg - Stick to the Fundamentals During Presidential Election Year

July 25, 2016

Point View Wealth Management Founder, President, and Chief Investment Officer, David Dietze, live on Bloomberg on how the political campaigns may affect the markets:

 

bloomberg.com

 

Note - segment begins at the 1:50 mark.

 

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

When Smart Women Watch Stupid Television

“Hey honey, what time...” began my husband.

“Sssh, not now.” I replied.  “My show is on!” He glanced at the TV to see what I was watching, shook his head, and left the room muttering something sarcastic that sounded like, "Wow, I really hope she says yes to the dress."

It was true.  I had a stupid TV obsession.  I like ...

Healthcare Stocks Under Pressure: Opportunity Knocking?

Healthcare care stocks had been one of the best performing sectors for years, but that performance came to a halt last year as concerns in the sector have moved into the spotlight. The issues pressuring the stocks are not new, yet the worries have been further ignited by increased attention from the media and from politicians on the campaign trail.  

Controls over drug pricing are ...

Levine, Jacobs & Company, LLC Member Explores the Impact of Wealthy New Jerseyan's exodus from NJ to Florida

LIVINGSTON, NJ – Michael H. Karu, CPA/CFF/CGMA and Member of Livingston’s Levine, Jacobs & Company, L.L.C., was recently highlighted by "NJBIZ" in an article entitled, “The Ripple Effect: Experts weigh impact of Tepper's exit from N.J. to Florida.”

The article is based on the million-dollar tax loss the state of New Jersey might face as a ...

Anti-Cop Rhetoric and the Dallas Police Assassinations

July 9, 2016

The assassination of five Dallas law enforcement officers should shock and disgust us all.  No society can be safe, no rights can be assured and no justice can be found in any place where police officers are intentionally targeted for murder.  

Sadly, this vicious attack comes on the heels of yet another viral video of a police shooting.  Despite that fact that they have no ...