Superintendent of Millburn Township Schools End of Year Letter Part 1

June 22, 2017

This is the first of two end-of school letters. Look for our summer reminders coming tomorrow.
Today I want to notify you of some recent personnel appointments and staff moves that have been approved by the Board of Education. When you return next year you will see many new faces, or faces in new places.
District Administrators:

Technology Director: Evan Abramson will be ...

Nancy Dries Awarded Second Place at NJSPRA Communication Awards

Trenton, NJ - Nancy Dries, the communications coordinator for Millburn Township Public Schools, received second place in the Special Interest Publication Category at the 2017 New Jersey School Public Relations Association School Communication Awards. Her well-organized referendum infographic made voters aware of important referendum details, which helped lead to its approval. 

The ...

Three Short Hills Residents Graduate Kent Place School

SUMMIT, NJ - Three Short Hills residents graduated from Kent Place School in Summit on Sunday. Hana Charnley, Mica MacInnes and Evelyn Shi joined 68 other graduates as part of the The Class of 2017 for the 123rd Kent Place School Commencement. 

During the ceremony, Hana Charnley received the White Blazer Award, which is given to a student who has been a three-sport athlete all ...

Millburn Township Committee Regular Meeting Agenda

June 19, 2017

JUNE 20, 2017 – REGULAR SESSION: 7:30 PM


Salute to the Flag

- Open Meeting Statement

ROLL CALL: DTE ( ), SDL ( ), JLR ( ), RJT ( ), CHB ( )

Approval of Agenda

Minutes: May 2, 2017 Regular Meeting Meeting


County Representative

Public Discussion (Restricted to Questions on Consent Agenda Items)


Town Hall Plaza and Essex St. & Main St. Milling and Resurfacing

MILLBURN, NJ - On Friday, June 16th, Flanagan’s Contracting will be begin base coating Town Hall Plaza (new road) and Lot 6 by Town Hall between 7:00 PM and 8:00 PM. At 9:00 PM a portion of Essex Street, across from the Department of Public Works and at the entrance of Town Hall Plaza will be milled for resurfacing. This will result in the closure of one lane in that area for the ...

Millburn Township Primary Results by the Numbers

MILLBURN, NJ - Millburn voters solidified the candidates for the race for the two available three-year terms that will begin on the Township Committee in January 2018. 

Candidate Robert Tillotson (R) received 318 votes, and Michael Birnberg (R) received 309 votes in the primary results; while Cheryl H. Burstein (D) received 939 votes and Jacqueline Benjamin Lieberberg (D) was the top vote ...

Millburn Family to be Contestants on Steve Harvey's Funderdome

June 22, 2017

MILLBURN, NJ - Millburn mom Carly Drum-O'Neill and her two daughters Taylor & Keira O’Neill, who attend South Mountain School, will be appearing on the ABC summer series “Steve Harvey’s Funderdome” in late summer. 
Steve Harvey's FUNDERDOME airs on Sunday nights on ABC.  It is a seed-funding competition reality series where two budding ...

Summer Concert Series Comes to Taylor Park

MILLBURN, NJ - The summer concert series in Millburn begins on Sunday, June 25 with Street Hassle coming to Taylor Park. The concert series runs for four weeks and will feature a variety of musical acts including  B'azooka Joe & The Bubblegum Machine, Desert Highway, Soul Groove and Street Hassle. 

These entertainers will be playing many fan favorite songs from classic rock ...

Paper Mill Playhouse Receives $40,000 NEA Grant

MILLBURN, NJ - The Paper Mill Playhouse received a $40,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. The funding supports the Paper Mill’s “Theatre For Everyone” project, a series of programs that serves the needs of children with autism and other social and cognitive disabilities.

“The arts reflect the vision, energy, and talent of America’s artists and ...

Short Hills Second-Grader Records Fastest Time at President’s Cup 5K Run

June 22, 2017

MILLBURN, NJ – Hartshorn School student Chace Redler of Short Hills recorded the fastest time for an 8-year-old at the 38th annual President’s Cup 5K Run held in Millburn. According to published records by CompuScore, Redler’s time of 20:15.28 represents the fastest time for his age in the history of the race. His impressive performance also marks the third fastest time of ...

The Millburn Short Hills Wolves Go Undefeated in Youth Baseball League

MILLBURN, NJ - The Wolves of the Millburn Short Hills Youth Baseball Gulf Coast League capped off an undefeated 18-0 season with a 3-0 victory over the Cougars on Family Day. Peter Lawrence and Ethan Abergel each pitched three scoreless innings for the victory. The winning run was driven in by Thomas Davis in the second inning. 

The Wolves' defense was led with great plays from Isaiah ...

Millburn Baseball Coach Thanks Community

MILLBURN, NJ - Coach Chapman of the Millburn High School Baseball team who recently won the Group 4 State Championship extended his thanks to the community in an open letter. 

Thank You

On behalf of the Millburn High School baseball program, I want to express my gratitude to past, current and future MSHYB players and families for your support.
We are so proud to have just won ...

Truck Hits NJ Transit Train Bridge at Short Hills Avenue

June 22, 2017

MILLBURN, NJ - A box truck hit and became lodged underneath the NJ Transit train bridge over Short Hills Avenue at approximately 8:15 a.m. Wednesday morning. 

According to Millburn Police Captain Michael Mulligan, a tow truck was on scene within 20 minutes and there were no injuries. The train bridge was not damaged in the incident. 


Millburn Students and Faculty Square Off Against Millburn PBA

MILLBURN, NJ - Millburn High School played host to its second ever Millburn Madness event on Friday afternoon. Both students, faculty, as well as Millburn Police, laced up on the hardwood in the Battle of the Badges and the Books. 
Residents and students packed the courtside seats with proceeds raised through ticket and snacks sales going directly to the Millburn PBA Scholarship ...

Arrest Made in Death of Maplewood Man; Son Charged with Murder

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - Authorities have made an arrest in connection with the death of Wesley Reason, age 53, inside his Maplewood home early Wednesday morning, June 7, announced Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn A. Murray and Maplewood Police Chief Robert Cimino.

The victim’s son, Alexander Taylor Reason, age 19, has been charged with murder and weapons charges, according to ...

Trader Joe's Recalls 'Grainless Granola' over Listeria Concern

June 20, 2017

MILLBURN, NJ - Trader Joe's is issuing a recall for 'Trader Joe's Grainless Granola' over potential contamination Listeria monocytogenes.

The lot being recalled has 'Best By' dates from 032018 to 041018. The SKU on the product is SKU# 56307.

All potetially affected product has been removed from store shelves and has been destroyed. No illnesses have ...

Whole Foods Markets to be Acquired by Amazon

AUSTIN, TX - Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) and Whole Foods Market, Inc. (NASDAQ:WFM) today announced that they will be merging. The all-cash deal, valued at $13.7 billion includes WFM debt. Amazon paid $42 per share for the grocery chain.

Whole Foods Market will continue to operate stores under the Whole Foods Market brand and source from trusted vendors and partners around the world. John Mackey ...

Millburn Commuters Ready for NJ Transit Service Disruptions

MILLBURN, NJ - As residents of the Millburn-Short Hills community prepare for service disruptions during the planned summer track repairs at NY Penn Station, NJ Transit has issued updated schedules for July and August. The scope of work will affect only the weekday service while weekend schedules remain unchanged.    

The changes go into effect on July 10 and are projected for ...

Scholastic Boosters Announce “Give a Boost” Award Winners

June 19, 2017

MILLBURN, NJ - Millburn High School seniors Amy Nadel and Rachel Novick have been named the 2017 recipients of The Millburn-Short Hills Scholastic Boosters’ “Give a Boost” Award, presented by Investors Bank. The awards of $1,000 each were announced during the MHS Academic Awards ceremony on June 8 and were presented to the seniors by Boosters President Jennifer Baer.

The ...

Millburn Non-Profit Down The Block Invites Community on Family Fun Hike

MILLBURN, NJ - On the heels of the Millburn Township Committee proclaiming June "Down The Block Month" the local non-profit announced an education hike and guided tour of the South Mountain Reservation.

The hike on June 25, at 11:00 am will be guided by Cheryl Faine, a longtime resident with a Masters in Exercise Physiology, ACSM and cancer recovery certifications and owner of ...

Millburn Township Committee Proclaims June as Down The Block Month

MILLBURN, NJ – Millburn Township Committeeman Sam Levy announced that June is Down The Block Month on Tuesday at Town Hall. The proclamation offered by the Township Committee was presented to Down The Block President Tyler Foster and board member (past president) Dr. Lisa Jacobs.  The proclamation recognizes the nonprofit organization’s years of service helping Township residents ...

Get Out Your Camera: NJ Kicks Off 2017 #Jerseyfreshlove Photo Contest

June 14, 2017

VINELAND, NJ -- Get your camera ready, log onto Instagram, and get ready for the 2017 #JerseyFreshLove photo contest.. 

New Jersey Secretary of Agriculture Douglas H. Fisher and the 2016 winner of the Jersey Fresh Love social media photo contest, Ryan Briggs, owner of Outlaw’s Burger Barn and Creamery in Vineland, recently kicked off the 2017 #jerseyfreshlove Instagram-only ...

The Death Seat Burger Brings New Life To A Garden State Watering Hole

NUTLEY, NJ - Opportunity Knocks on Death’s Door and the Old Canal Inn Serves It With Homemade Sides. Nutley’s Old Canal Inn reopened under new ownership a few years ago after being closed for several years and many of the old traditions are coming back in new and interesting ways. Case in point: The Death Seat Burger Platter.

I first heard of the “Death ...

Local Short Hills Business a Pick Up Point for Youth Farm Stand CSA Program

SHORT HILLS, N.J. – Residents in Millburn-Short Hills, Maplewood-South Orange, Union and Springfield communities can now enjoy healthy, nutritious, locally grown produce and the convenience a local pick-up locale. Squirrel & The Bee Grainless Bake Shop, located at 515 Millburn Avenue in Short Hills will receive weekly deliveries from Youth Farm Stand Program through the Greater Newark ...

Travel Ideas for Father's Day Weekend

June 13, 2017

TAPinto Travels

Father’s Day is Sunday and North Jersey is brimming with activities designed to honor all of the dads in our lives. Dad is guaranteed to love spending time with his family at any one of the area’s many festivals and fairs this coming weekend.

Tri-County Fair

Bring Dad to the fair this weekend and enjoy rides, carnival games, live music, and ...

Weekend Local Travel Events June 10 to June 11

The weather in New Jersey is heating up—making it perfect to get outdoors and enjoy one of the many summer festivals the state is famous for. Local events this weekend will give you a chance to pass the time listening to great live music and sampling an array of delicious cuisine. Occupy the kids as well with plenty of fun for all ages activities at any of the following ...

Three New York Activities for this Weekend

Quick: What was the name of David Hasselhoff's talking car in TV's Knight Rider?

Er, actually we don't remember. But the point is somebody must and that person -- and for that matter anybody else who enjoys brain teasers like this -- should be at The Firehouse (522 Columbus Ave. at 85th St.) Wednesday for the New York Social Network's Trivia Night.

Join NYSN founder Dave ...

Art Therapy Helps Cancer Patients Navigate Their Emotional Journey

June 16, 2017

MORRISTOWN, NJ - What happens when you or a loved one is diagnosed with cancer? One thing is certain, your world will be turned upside down and, despite your best efforts to be calm and carry on, it's likely you will be pummeled by the full range of emotions - fear, anger, bitterness, hope, despair and more.

Art therapists help people find a way to express their emotions and, in the ...

Trader Joe's Issues Recall for Matcha Green Tea Ice Cream

BLOOMFIELD, NJ - Trader Joe's has issued a recall of its private label 'Green Tea Matcha' ice cream due to foreign matter in the product. 

This is a voluntary recall because of the potential presence of small metal pieces in the product. There have been no injuries or illnesses have been reported to date and all product in stores has been removed from freezers ...

Local EMS Squads Celebrated By Overlook Medical Center

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ – As the nation marked National EMS Week, Overlook Medical Center, part of Atlantic Health System, celebrated the important role of EMS first responders in the communities they serve.  The event highlighted the extraordinary accomplishments of members of several local squads in the region at the 21st Annual Excellence in EMS Awards Dinner, on May ...

The Short Hills Garden Club Hosts Plant Sale and Boutique

May 10, 2017

SHORT HILLS, NJ – The Short Hills Garden Club will be hosting it’s annual plant sale an boutique on Friday, May 12 from 11:00 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday, May 13 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.  The event for both days will be held at the Short Hills Train Station.

The club’s largest fundraiser of the year directly benefits the Walbridge Rose Garden at Taylor Park in Millburn, The ...

Victim of Fatal Motor Vehicle Crash in South Orange Identified

June 18, 2017

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - The victim in Thursday's fatal pedestrian incident has been identified as William E. Owens, age 65, of South Orange, announced Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn A. Murray and South Orange Police Chief Kyle Kroll in a statement released on Friday.

At about 3:15 p.m. on Thursday, South Orange police officers responded to the South Mountain train station ...

Essex County Executive Divincenzo Announces Winners of Fishing Derby at Essex County Monte Irvin Orange Park

NEWARK, NJ - One of the enduring traditions of late spring/early summer in our parks is the Essex County Fishing Derby. This year is no exception. 

Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. is pictured congratulating all the winners in their various age and gender groupings. The derby took place Saturday June 10th.  The next fishing derby is Saturday, June 17th in Essex County ...

Essex County Prosecutor’s Statement Regarding Roselle Murder-Suicide

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ - Several news organizations have asked questions regarding how the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office handled an earlier domestic violence case involving Dominick Richards and Anishalee Cortes.

Below is a statement from the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office along with a brief chronology of the events that occurred in Essex County.

Acting First Assistant Prosecutor ...

Great White Mary Lee Now Swimming Near Seaside Park

June 5, 2017

BRICK, NJ — Great white shark Mary Lee seems to be taking an off-shore sightseeing tour of the Jersey coast, now swimming near Seaside Park.

The 16-foot, 3,500-pound shark's latest ping was registered at 10:32 a.m. on June 4 in the Atlantic Ocean — south of an erroneous ping reported three hours earlier in the Barnegat Bay near Long Point Island, according to Ocearch’s ...

Governor's Executive Order Will See Flags Lowered to Half-Staff June 5 in Honor of Summit Detective Tarentino

TRENTON, NJ – New Jersey Governor Chris Christie signed Executive Order No. 226 on Friday, June 2, which orders all State buildings to fly flags at half-staff on Monday, June 5, in recognition of the life and in mourning of the passing of Summit Police Detective Matthew Tarentino.

“Detective Tarentino was a loving husband, father, son, and brother, whose memory will ...

Gavin Seaver, Age 12, Missing from East Brunswick

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - The East Brunswick Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance to locate a missing 12 year old boy. The missing boy, Gavin Seaver is 5’5” weighing approximately 120 pounds with blonde hair and blue eyes. He was last seen wearing a #11 Misfits baseball shirt, dark colored shorts, white Nike sneakers along with a black Adidas ...

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Battle of Short Hills Set to Unfold at Oak Ridge Park

June 20, 2017

CLARK, NJ - Union County residents and visitors can partake in a once-in-a-lifetime experience this Saturday and Sunday, June 24 and 25 at Oak Ridge Park in Clark, when hundreds of uniformed men, women and children stage a re-enactment to commemorate the 240th anniversary of the 1777 Battle of Short Hills.

The two-day event covers everything from dramatic clashes with British regulars to the ...

Millburn Police Department Investigating Multiple Burglaries to a Motor Vehicle

June 20, 2017

On June 13, 2017 Millburn Police Officer Nacim stopped a 2000 Toyota Camry at Essex/Lackawanna for being unregistered and having a brake light out. The 21 year old driver, Tyre Graves out of Irvington, was placed under arrest on an outstanding Irvington criminal warrant.  Mr. Graves was issued summonses and turned over to the Irvington Police Department.

On June 13, 2017 Millburn Police ...

One More Trenton Raid?

June 21, 2017

June is budget month in Trenton; the Governor and state Legislature are seeking to balance the budget in a challenging fiscal situation. Unfortunately, environmental funds top the list of places to find“extra” money to balance the budget.

Just a few months ago, with strong bipartisan support, the state Legislature acted to give voters the opportunity to protect natural resource ...

Upcoming Events


Thu, June 22, 10:30 AM

Millburn Free Public Library, Millburn

Tai-Chi for Seniors Summer Class at Millburn ...

Health & Wellness


Thu, June 22, 7:00 PM

Millburn Free Public Library, Millburn

The Hudson Shakespeare Company presents Taming of ...

Arts & Entertainment


Fri, June 23, 5:00 PM

Downtown Millburn, Millburn

Millburn LIve: Downtown Millburn Family Fun in ...


Sun, June 25, 11:00 AM

South Mountain Reservation, Millburn

Down the Block Family Fun Hike

Summer Tennis Lessons Available for Ages 3 and Up

June 22, 2017

The Millburn Recreation Department and the US Sports Institute are offering Summer Tennis Lessons at the Millburn High School tennis courts for ages 3 through adults during the months of June, July and August.  Lesson programs start at $70.00 and registration closes soon.  Lesson programs are available in group, private or semi-private categories.

For further information Click Here ...

Advisory: School’s Out, Drive Safe

Advisory: School’s Out, Drive Safe

WHO: State legislators, local elected officials, advocates and experts

WHAT: The 100 days of summer are the most dangerous days of the year on the road. School’s Out, Drive Safe serves as a reminder for drivers, pedestrians, bike riders and all users of New Jersey’s roads to use caution and care when out and about this summer with the ...

The Hudson Shakespeare Company presents Taming of the Shrew at Millburn Library on June 22, 2017 at 7pm

Come join the Hudson Shakespeare Company at the Millburn Library on Thursday, June 22, 2017 at 7pm for their presentation of The Taming of the Shrew.

The Hudson Shakespeare Company is bringing this play back to its roots; 'The pleasant garden of great Italy' where all the great young scholars have arrived to study, learn, seek their fortune, and fall in love. Being part of a ...

Millburn-Short Hills Chamber of Commerce Seeking Candidates for Board of Directors

Millburn, NJ – The Millburn-Short Hills Chamber of Commerce is seeking candidates to be considered for serving on the 2017-2018 Board of Directors.  Candidates who are interested in furthering the Chamber’s mission with their time, energy, expertise and passion should complete the required on-line survey by April 19.

Rick Davis, President of the Millburn-Short Hills Chamber of ...