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Superintendent of Millburn Schools Update

February 17, 2018

I wish my letter this week was not about yet another school shooting. They are, unfortunately, becoming all too commonplace. While our immediate response to these events is to review our safety and security procedures, another step we take is to reach out to our own “first responders,” our counselors, school psychologists, social workers and nurses, who provide ...

Superintendent's Letter Regarding School Safety in Millburn

"I want to reassure you that our top priority is always the safety and security of our students and staff."

Yesterday’s tragic school shooting in Florida has sent shockwaves through every school district in the nation, as well as every family with children in schools.

I want to reassure you that our top priority is always the safety and security of our students and staff.

Charges of Sexual Contact with a Minor Leveled Against Millburn Volleyball Coach, Board Bookkeeper

MIDDLESEX COUNTY, N.J. — Peter Nguyen, Millburn High School's head volleyball coach and a bookkeeper for the Millburn Township Board of Education, was arrested today and charged with one count of sexual contact with a 14-year old female who was a member of the Impact Volleyball Club. Nguyen also faces two second degree counts of endangering the welfare of a ...

Rep. Leonard Lance Fields Questions on Russian Sanctions, Electoral College, DACA Reform in 46th Town Hall

February 11, 2018

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - With Bridgewater Township Police prepared outside the Bridgewater-Raritan Middle School for potential protestors, Rep. Leonard Lance, R-7, held his 46th town hall meeting Saturday, fielding questions from constituents about his thoughts on the relevance of the electoral college, sanctions on Russia and immigration reform.

Only two protestors made an appearance as people ...

Millburn Resident and Local Rabbi One of Six Arrested at "Clean Dream" Sit-In at Congressman's Office

WESTFIELD, NJ — Six protesters, including Rabbi Faith Joy Dantowitz of B’nai Abraham in Livingston and three of her fellow clergy members, were arrested on Monday after holding a sit-in at Congressman Leonard Lance’s office in Westfield to support “Dreamers,” according to Westfield police.

Dantowitz was charged with defiant trespass alongside Rev. Ann Ralosky and ...

Millburn Township Committee Meeting Agenda and Reminder

AGENDA
MILLBURN TOWNSHIP COMMITTEE

FEBRUARY 6, 2018 – REGULAR SESSION: 7:30 PM

Open Meeting Statement
Salute to the Flag
ROLL CALL: SDL ( ), JBL ( ), JLR ( ), DTE ( ), CHB ( )
Approval of Agenda
Minutes – December 5, 2017, December 5, 2017 Special Meeting, December 19, 2017, December 19, 2017 Special Meeting
County Representative

Public Discussion (Restricted to ...

Happy President's Day from TAPinto Millburn-Short Hills

February 18, 2018

The History of Presidents’ Day from History.com:

President's Day is an American holiday celebrated on the third Monday in February. Originally established in 1885 in recognition of President George Washington, it is still officially called “Washington’s Birthday” by the federal government. Traditionally celebrated on February 22—Washington’s actual ...

Millburn Community Enjoys Chinese Lunar New Year Celebration

MILLBURN, N.J. — The deep, resounding rhythm of Chinese drums echoed down the hallways of Millburn High School as Millburn's annual Chinese New Year Celebration kicked off on Sunday. The event, co-sponsored by the Millburn Short Hills Chinese Association (MSCHA) and the Millburn Institute of Talent (MIOT) included games, raffles, performances, food and new this year, a ...

Travel to Camelback for the Best Snowtubing Conditions

TAPintoTravels - The powder may be nonexistent, but the weather has created some of the best snowtubing conditions we have ever seen in the Pennsylvania Poconos’ Camelback Resort in Tannersville.

Camelback features skiing, snowboarding, snowtubing, mountain adventures along with the wet and wonderful fun of its grand ...

Ice Hockey: Millburn Beats Brick Memorial, 6-3, to Open State Tournament

February 20, 2018

WEST ORANGE, NJ - The Millburn ice hockey team opened the Public B state tournament with a 6-3 victory over Brick Memorial on Monday.

Millburn (16-3-6) built a 4-1 lead after two periods. Spencer Brown led the Millers with two goals. Jack Williams and Sam Charlat each had one goal and two assists.

Ryan Potechin and Matt Riskin scored one goal and assisted on one apiece for the Millers, who ...

Ice Hockey: Millburn Crowned Kelly Cup Champs, Beating Cranford

WEST ORANGE, NJ - Sophomore Matt Riskin and senior Spencer Brown each scored two goals and Millburn skated to a 6-3 ice hockey victory over Cranford to win its first Kelly Cup Tournament championship Saturday at Codey Arena.

Brown scored less than a minute into the contest to give Millburn a 1-0 lead. Jack Williams scored on the power play later in the first period to extend Millburn's ...

Boys Basketball: Seton Hall Prep Ousts Millburn from Essex County Tournament

WEST ORANGE, NJ - Top-seeded Seton Hall Prep hit seven three-point field goals in the first quarterto build a 12-point lead en route to a 71-48 boys basketball victory over Millburn in the quarterfinal round of the Essex County Tournaent on Saturday.

Ashton Miller lead the Pirates with 21 points and had five rebounds and five assists for Seton Hall Prep (22-1).

For Millburn (21-3), senior ...

Charges of Sexual Contact with a Minor Leveled Against Millburn Volleyball Coach, Board Bookkeeper

February 13, 2018

MIDDLESEX COUNTY, N.J. — Peter Nguyen, Millburn High School's head volleyball coach and a bookkeeper for the Millburn Township Board of Education, was arrested today and charged with one count of sexual contact with a 14-year old female who was a member of the Impact Volleyball Club. Nguyen also faces two second degree counts of endangering the welfare of a ...

Millburn Detective Bureau Investigating Home Invasion

MILLBURN, NJ - The Millburn Police Department was called to a residence at 8 Bailey Road, where a female resident encountered an intruder and called 911. The resident encountered a white male in a grey sweatshirt and blue jeans coming down the stairs inside the home the Millburn Police Department reported.

The suspect gained entry by smashing a basement window. The police continue to ...

TAPinto.net Named Partner of the Year by NJ News Commons

February 5, 2018

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ -  TAPinto.net has been named Partner of the Year by NJ News Commons, a network of more than 230 news organizations across New Jersey.  The award goes to a journalist or news organization that showed overall excellence in their work for 2017.    

Joe Amditis, Associate Director of the Center for Cooperative Media, said TAPinto won the award ...

TAPinto.net Sets All-Time Monthly Traffic Record With More Than 2.3M Pageviews In January 2018

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - In January 2018, TAPinto.net set an all-time record for the most traffic in any single month since its inception 9 years ago.   

From Jan. 1, 2018 to Jan. 31, 2018, TAPinto registered 913,468 readers and 2,328,707 pageviews, up from 799,995 readers and 1,934,413 pageviews during the same period a year ago. 

"Since Facebook relegated news to ...

Millburn Water Main Replacement to Continue into Spring

MILLBURN, N.J. — If you are planning on traveling along Parsonage Hill Road between White Oak Ridge Road and Long Hill Drive expect to take a detour. New Jersey American Water is conducting a water main replacement switching out the existing 24-inch main with a 32-inch upgrade. The replacement also means new connections to each home and existing lines ...

Short Hills Boys Scout Asks Community for Help

February 18, 2018

SHORT HILLS, NJ - Ryan Cannon, a Boy Scout with Troop 17 St. Rose of Lima is appealing to the community to help completing his Eagle Scout project. Cannon is revitalizing the gathering hall a the Guy R. Bosworth American Legion Post 140 in Millburn. The hall is often in use of weekends for community events, gatherings and parties, so the available time for his project is limited to this week ...

More than 11 Tons of Food, Toys and Coats Collected at Turtle Back Zoo

WEST ORANGE, NJ — In addition the 97,459 people who visited the 11th annual Essex County Holiday Lights Spectacular at Turtle Back Zoo in 2017, the second-largest attendance figure for the event, behind the 131,594 people who came in 2015, more than 11 tons of non-perishable food, clothing and toys were collected for those in need.

Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo, Jr., said it ...

Two Short Hills Residents Receive Scholarship from NJ Chinese Festival Organization

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 ...

Ten-year-old Verona Chef Kicks It Up a Notch in the Kitchen

February 12, 2018

VERONA, NJ - A 10-year-old chef is cooking up a little magic in Verona, or should we call it “Saucery?”  

A “foodie” since birth, Connor Barshay has a sophisticated palate for one so young, with a love for salty, sour and savory flavors -- preferring pickles, olives and cheeses over cake, candy and other sweets.  Perhaps his favorite food accompaniment is hot ...

Fanwood Grille Soups Voted "Best in NJ" by Foodie Website The Daily Meal

Fanwood Grille’s Soups Voted Best in New Jersey by National Food Website The Daily Meal

Ranking lists new eatery with some of the country’s most famous restaurants

FANWOOD, NJ – National food website, The Daily Meal, which has released its list of Best Soups in Every State, has chosen the soups at the Fanwood Grille (34 South Martine Avenue, Fanwood, NJ) as the best ...

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

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 ...

Passport Fees Are Going Up So Plan Ahead

February 10, 2018

TAPintoTravels - All U.S. citizens should be aware that passport fees are set to increase this spring.

The U.S. Department of State is raising the Passport Execution Fee from $25.00 to $35.00 on April 2. The fee is mandated by the Department of State. It applies to passport applications that are submitted to an authorized agent, including a US Post Office, County Clerk or ...

TAPinto Travels Presents - Our Winter Olympic Connections

TAPintoTravels - The Winter Olympics are in South Korea and many members of the TAPinto community are there competing, spectating, traveling, or behind the scenes.

For TAPinto athletic competitors, see this article.

For TAPinto professional broadcasters, see this article on a Cranford High resident’s journey and her NBC colleague from Somers.

Ten 2018 ...

Local Ideas to Develop Your Child's Body and Mind

TAPintoTravels - A new business in Sparta offers fitness for mind and body for area children and adults.  The high ceilings and big windows make the facility feel open and light.  The homework bar by the entrance indicates the mission of the facility. 

MindFit USA, the brain child of Michael Fancher, has been four years in the making, though he traces to roots farther ...

Overlook Medical Center Awarded Perinatal Care Certification from The Joint Commission

February 18, 2018

SUMMIT, NJ -  Overlook Medical Center, part of Atlantic Health System, recently earned the Perinatal Care Certification from The Joint Commission, a certification program which recognizes hospitals that are committed to achieving integrated, coordinated and patient-centered care for mothers and their newborns.

Established in 2015, Perinatal Care Certification is awarded for a two-year ...

How to Talk with Kids About the Florida Shooting

The tragedy of the Florida school shooting is devastating, leaving 17 killed and 15 injured. Our children can easily identify with what occurred yesterday. It will be the topic of conversation today in schools everywhere. School administrators are doing all they can to provide support and guidance. The shootings affect children, teachers, and school personnel. The school shooting ...

At Westfield High School, Student Says ‘It’s Almost Normal to Juul Here’

Editor’s note: This story about the rise in teen e-cigarette use, written by Westfield High School student Greta Frontero, originally ran in the Jan. 8 edition of WHS student newspaper Hi’s Eye.

WESTFIELD, NJ — A 12th-grade Westfield High School female said she doesn’t bring her Juul to school, but will use someone else’s if the opportunity ...

More than 11 Tons of Food, Toys and Coats Collected at Turtle Back Zoo

February 8, 2018

WEST ORANGE, NJ — In addition the 97,459 people who visited the 11th annual Essex County Holiday Lights Spectacular at Turtle Back Zoo in 2017, the second-largest attendance figure for the event, behind the 131,594 people who came in 2015, more than 11 tons of non-perishable food, clothing and toys were collected for those in need.

Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo, Jr., said it ...

Essex County Resident Britnee Timberlake Joins New Jersey General Assembly Replacing Sheila Oliver’s Post

EAST ORANGE, NJ - East Orange resident and former Freeholder President, Britnee Timberlake was sworn in Monday to fill the seat vacated by Sheila Oliver, another East Orange resident, who became the first black woman to assume statewide office in Garden State history when she became Lieutenant Governor earlier this month.

During the Ceremony, Craig Coughlin, ...

Victim Identified in Fatal Shooting

NEWARK, NJ - Acting Essex County Prosecutor Robert D. Laurino and Bloomfield Public Safety Director Samuel DeMaio have announced that authorities  have identified the victim of the fatal shooting in Bloomfield on Saturday evening (2/2/18). The victim has been identified as Juan P. Santos-Martinez, age 55, of East Orange, NJ.

Bloomfield police officers discovered Santos-Martinez ...

Elizabeth Schools Report One Student Has Died from Flu Virus

February 19, 2018

ELIZABETH, NJ - The Elizabeth School District has reported that one student has died from Influenza (Flu).

“It is with great sadness that I must report to you that the Elizabeth School District has lost one of its own,”  Elizabeth Superintendent of Schools Olga Hugelmeyer wrote in a letter to parents over the weekend. 

The Superintendent's letter is ...

Rutgers-New Brunswick to Exhibit Papers of Sen. Frank Lautenberg

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Frank Lautenberg, New Jersey’s longest-serving U.S. senator, left an outsize imprint on state politics and national policy by the time he died while in office, in 2013.

His papers, now curated and maintained by the Rutgers University Libraries, encompass 2,250 boxes of hats, buttons, campaign stickers, vinyl records, paper documents and other artifacts that, laid end ...

#MeToo Founder Tarana Burke Coming to Rutgers​ Feb. 12​

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - For over a decade, women’s rights activist Tarana Burke has been using the phrase “Me Too” to bring light to sexual abuse faced by women of color.

Burke had been using the phrase years before Twitter and before the concept of hashtags, and instead the term was passed around on MySpace.

A decade later, Burke was named one of the “silence ...

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Millburn Recreation Accepting Memberships for Pool, Tennis and Golf

February 19, 2018

MILLBURN, NJ - The Millburn Township Recreation Department announced that it is accepting memberships for the township pool, tennis and golf facilities. The memberships are available to all Millburn Township residents and the applications are available online.

The membership application can be accessed at http://www.twp.millburn.nj.us/DocumentCenter/View/3258 or go ...

Millburn Police Investigate Theft by Nordstrom Employee

February 14, 2018

Press Release February 13, 2018

 

On February 6, 2018 Millburn Police Officer Royce stopped a 2009 Jaguar XKR as it exited the mall for having no front plate. The investigation led to the arrest of 50 year old Christopher Garibian of Morristown on an outstanding traffic warrant out of Morris Township. Mr. Garibian was placed under arrest, issued summonses, and released after posting ...

AtlantiCast

AtlantiCast: Episode 12

On this week’s episode of AtlantiCast, decade of excellence makes headlines, as Atlantic Health’s place on Fortune Magazine’s 100 Best Companies to Work For List leads off the newest episode of AtlantiCast. Also on this week’s show, check out the newest “hybrid” operating room at Morristown Medical Center and find out how Atlantic Health is helping local ...

AtlantiCast Medical Minute: Atlantic Orthopedic Institute’s Scoliosis and Spinal Deformity Center

On this episode of the AtlantiCast Medical Minute, we’ll take you inside the Atlantic Orthopedic Institute’s Scoliosis and Spinal Deformity Center, with the center’s director, Jason Lowenstein, MD.

Video Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1M7euCp86-c

AtlantiCast Episode 011

Breaking Atlantic Health System news on this week’s AtlantiCast! Plus, find out why Morristown Medical Center is one of the best hospitals in the nation when it comes to recovering from joint surgery, see the newest center for fighting brain cancer and an Atlantic Health System red-carpet premiere!

 

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Wed, February 21, 9:00 AM

The Cora Hartshorn Arboretum and Bird Sanctuary, Short Hills

Winter Break Camp at the Cora Hartshorn Arboretum ...

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The Cora Hartshorn Arboretum and Bird Sanctuary, Short Hills

Winter Break Camp at the Cora Hartshorn Arboretum ...

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The Cora Hartshorn Arboretum and Bird Sanctuary, Short Hills

Winter Break Camp at the Cora Hartshorn Arboretum ...

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Sun, February 25, 2:00 PM

Greenwood Gardens, Short Hills

All the Presidents’ Gardens Talk & Book Signing ...

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Paper Mill Playhouse Announces the World Premiere of 'Unmasked'

February 18, 2018

Paper Mill Playhouse (Mark S. Hoebee-Producing Artistic Director, Todd Schmidt-Managing Director), recipient of the 2016 Regional Theatre Tony Award, announced today the world premiere of UNMASKED, which will feature some of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s most iconic work and the stories behind its creation, along with new music and memories from his extraordinary life and career, will open its ...

Millburn Township Republican County Committee Call for Potential Candidates

Registered Republicans interested in serving our community are encouraged to run for the single open Township Committee seat in the 2018 election.  The Millburn Township Republican County Committee invites prospective candidates to arrange an interview by contacting Chairwoman, Mary McNett, at 973-376-3345 or via e-mail at mary.mcnett @gmail.com.

Ms. McNett noted ...

Harry Connick, Jr. to Appear in the World-Premiere Production of "The Sting"

Paper Mill Playhouse (Mark S. Hoebee-Producing Artistic Director, Todd Schmidt-Managing Director), recipient of the 2016 Regional Theatre Tony Award, has announced that Harry Connick, Jr. will star as Henry Gondorff in the world-premiere production of The Sting.  The musical is based on the 1973 film, and will have its world premiere at Paper Mill Playhouse for a limited run from March ...