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Superintendent of Millburn Township Schools Update

July 18, 2017

The BOE Wants You!!

I would like to encourage you to take a few minutes during your summer vacation to consider running for the Board of Education. Although the election is on November 7, 2017, the deadline to submit a nominating petition to the county clerk is coming up: July 31 by 4 p.m.  
 
As Superintendent I work closely with the dedicated members of our Board of Education, ...

July 31 School Board Candidacy Deadline Approaching

Citizens interested in running for local school board office must file nominating petitions with their county clerk by 4 p.m., Monday, July 31 for their names to appear on the November 7 General Election ballot.

Nominating petitions must be signed by at least 10 registered voters of the school district (or in the case of a regional school district, 10 registered voters of the constituent ...

Millburn High School Artist Honored by Congressman Lance

MILLBURN, NJ - Katherine Tai, a rising senior at Millburn High School, placed second in the Congressional Art Competition for the Seventh District. She recently met with Congressman Leonard Lance to accept her award for her submission, an oil painting titled Father. 

“Katherine did a fantastic job in painting this fine work of art,” said Lance, who currently serves as the ...

Millburn Township Issues Notice to Bidders for Sprinkler System

July 21, 2017

TOWNSHIP OF MILLBURN
ESSEX COUNTY, NEW JERSEY

NOTICE TO BIDDERS (REBID)

NOTICE is hereby given that sealed Bids, as that term is defined in the Contract Documents referenced herein, shall be received by The Township of Millburn (referred to herein as the "Township" or “Owner”), at its offices located at 375 Millburn Avenue, New Jersey, 07041 on AUGUST 18TH, 2017 at ...

Millburn Township Committee Regular Meeting Agenda

AGENDA
MILLBURN TOWNSHIP COMMITTEE
JULY 18, 2017 – REGULAR SESSION: 7:30 PM
MAYOR

Salute to the Flag

- Open Meeting Statement

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

Approval of Agenda

Minutes: May 16, 2017 Regular Meeting, May 16, 2017 Special Meeting Meeting

Reports

County Representative

Public Discussion (Restricted to Questions on Consent Agenda ...

Millburn Resident Receives Prestigious Congressional Gold Medal

WESTFIELD, NJ - Maura Herbertson of Milburn received the prestigious Congressional Gold Medal for her work to provide recycled eyeglasses to those in need. The Congressional Gold Medal is the highest honor that can be bestowed upon a young person through the House and Senate. Herbertson, 18, visited Congressman Leonard Lance's (NJ-07) Westfield district office where she was honored during a ...

Turtle Back Zoo-vies to show The Adventures of Milo and Otis

July 16, 2017

West Orange, NJ - Turtle Back Zoo's annual "Zoo-vies" continue this Wednesday July 19 with The Adventures of Milo and Otis

On Wednesdays and Thursdays during the months of July and August, Turtle Back will have Family Nights with extended evening hours to 8:30 p.m., with the last admission to the Zoo at 8 p.m. 

On Wednesday evenings during ...

Best Selling Author Coming to Green Brook Country Club

NORTH CALDWELL, NJ - The Green Brook Country Club Book Club will welcome New York Times best-selling author Bernhard Schlink for a luncheon, author presentation, Q & A, Meet and Greet and book signing on Wednesday, July 19. This event kicks off at 11:30 is open to club members and non-members. Schlink will discuss his latest book "The Woman on the Stairs."

In a museum far from ...

Millburn Newcomers and Neighbors Hosting Annual Splash Party

MILLBURN, NJ - The Millburn Newcomers and Neighbors are hosting their annual Splash Party bringing together community members new and old to cool off from the summer heat. The party, held at a private residence, is scheduled for August 4 from 3:00-5:00 pm. 

There will be kiddie pools, sprinklers, a slip 'n slide, and water toys for the kids, plus snacks and drinks everyone. This event ...

Millburn Summer Swim Team Loses to Madison, Wins Against Verona

July 21, 2017

MILLBURN, NJ - Millburn Summer Swim Team had an incredible rematch against Madison on Monday, July 10 in an attempt to avenge a 90-point loss against Madison the week before. Millburn swimmers swam hard and were determined to close the gap.  Going into the meet's final relays, Millburn was within striking distance with only a 10 point deficit.

Millburn Recreation Guys & Dolls and Youth Golf Tournament Results

MILLBURN, NJ - The Guys & Dolls and Youth Golf Tournament was held on Monday, July 10th at the Millburn Par 3 Golf Course in Gero Park, Short Hills.  The intergenerational golf tournament was held on a beautiful day and had 22 participants from ladies of the Millburn Golf League, men from the Millburn Old Guard and youth golfers aged 10-17.

1st Place Team Low Gross - ...

Summer Olympics Coming to Short Hills Fundamentals Sports Camp

SHORT HILLS, NJ - The Summer Olympics are coming to Short Hills this week at Fundamentals Sports Camp. Starting Monday, the campers will divide into countries and participate in a variety of sports from the Olympic Games. 

Senior campers will take on a leadership role through mentoring the younger campers. Mentors will research various facts about their countries to share, while younger ...

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 Welcomes President's Club Barber Shop to Downtown

July 20, 2017

MILLBURN, NJ - Millburn Mayor Cheryl Burstein welcomed the President's Club Barber Shop to downtown Millburn with a ribbon cutting ceremony on Friday, July 14.  The mayor joined founders Katie La Vecchia and Laura Aquilar, along with Committeewoman Dianne Eglow and President of the Millburn-Short Hills Chamber of Commerce Rick Davis for the ceremony.  

The President’s Club ...

Baltusrol Golf Club Lights Approved

SPRINGFIELD, NJ – At the July 12 Planning Board meeting, Baltusrol Golf Club requested a variance for four parking lot lights and the variance was approved with the added condition of the lights being turned off by 9 p.m.

Kevin Vitale, General Manager and Chief Operating Officer testified that when caddies were coming off the course in the evening the parking lot was very dark.

Two ...

Millburn Commuters Brace for First Day of NJ Transit Service Disruptions

MILLBURN, NJ - As residents of the Millburn-Short Hills community prepare for the first day of 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 today, Monday July ...

Millburn Resident Embarks on 2,200 Mile Hike for Charity

July 16, 2017

MILLBURN, NJ - Harris Goldstein, 20, of Millburn is planning a solo thru hike of the Appalachian Trail to raise money $10,000 for Joy House Education Center in the Mukuru slum in Nairobi, Kenya. Beginning in  Springer Mountain, Georgia and ending in Mt. Katahdin, Maine, the nearly 2,200-mile journey is his most ambitious goal to date. 

A sophomore at Tulane University studying ...

Millburn Resident Receives Prestigious Congressional Gold Medal

WESTFIELD, NJ - Maura Herbertson of Milburn received the prestigious Congressional Gold Medal for her work to provide recycled eyeglasses to those in need. The Congressional Gold Medal is the highest honor that can be bestowed upon a young person through the House and Senate. Herbertson, 18, visited Congressman Leonard Lance's (NJ-07) Westfield district office where she was honored during a ...

Local Accounting Firm Uses Tax Season For The Greater Good

LIVINGSTON, NJ – Like many public accounting firms, the busiest time of the year for Levine, Jacobs & Company, L.L.C is tax season. This year, the company decided to use its busy season to give back to the community by asking clients to bring in one item of non-perishable food when they came in to have their taxes prepared. 

This food was to be donated to two ...

Stepping Up to the Plate, Summit Readies to Host Ninth Annual Restaurant Week July 20-30

July 18, 2017

SUMMIT, NJ - It's so big that it is a week that will last 10 days.

Summit’s Ninth Annual Restaurant Week will begin Thursday, July 20 and run through Sunday, July 30, and feature more than .30 restaurants and food shops offering prix fixe menus and specials. Restaurant Week will begin with a 'Kick-Off Night' July 20, which will include live music throughout downtown from 6-9 ...

Grand Opening of Par 440 Restaurant & Lounge Celebrated at East Orange Golf Course in Short Hills

EAST ORANGE, NJ - The fruition of East Orange Mayor Lester Taylor’s multi-year vision of making the East Orange Golf Course at Short Hills playable, popular, and profitable came into full view last Friday night with a grand opening celebration at the newly opened, Par 440 Restaurant & Lounge.

Taylor thanked Mario LaVecchia for all the extra care and investment he made in building ...

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

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 ...

TAPinto Travels Weekend Event Suggestions

July 20, 2017

With very little rain in the forecast, Northern New Jersey’s weather will be perfect for the many outdoor events taking place this weekend. All of the events featured this week are family friendly with low to no cost admission prices.

Food Truck Festival at the Hermitage

If you have yet to visit Bergen County’s famed Gothic revival museum, you must make it a point to tour the ...

TAPinto Travels Suggestions for Weekend Fun

July is one of the hottest months of the year in New Jersey and the festival scene is scorching as well. Most townships hold their community fairs throughout the summer months to draw the most crowds. Go early and stay late at any of these fun-filled events this coming weekend.

Touch-a-Truck

Boys and girls alike always have a ball at touch-a-truck events. The South Plainfield Lions Club is ...

TAP into Some Weekend Fun with the Family - July 6-9

TAPintoTravels - With the state back open for business, we no longer have to worry about being turned away from state-run parks and recreational sites. If your weekend plans were ruined due to the shutdown, make up for lost time by visiting one of the area’s most anticipated upcoming weekend events.

97th Annual Carnival

The town of Califon in Hunterdon County is hosting ...

Overlook Medical Center, Other Atlantic Health System Hospitals Seek Ovarian Cancer Screening Trial Participants

July 14, 2017

SUMMIT, NJ - When treated in its earliest stages, the five-year survival rate for ovarian cancer is over 90 percent. Unfortunately, only 15 percent of cases are found at this early stage due to ovarian cancer's non-specific symptoms and lack of available early detection tests.

When discovered at a more advanced stage, the ovarian cancer survival rate can be as low as 18 ...

Millburn Doctor Named Family Physician of the Year

TRENTON, NJ – Millburn resident Thomas P. McCarrick, MD, MBI, Chief Medical Officer and Chief Medical Informatics Officer, Vanguard Medical Group, was recognized as the 2017 New Jersey Family Physician of the Year by the New Jersey Academy of Family Physicians (NJAFP).
 
Each year, this award is presented to one outstanding physician in the state who best exemplifies the tradition of ...

New Jersey Blood Services Declares Blood Emergency

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – New Jersey Blood Services (NJBS) and its parent company,  New York Blood Center (NYBC) has declared a blood emergency and is asking the public to please find time to donate blood at a NJBS donor center or convenient blood drive to help replenish the community’s blood supply. Recent national tragedies are reminders that it is imperative to always have an ...

Millburn Resident Named NJ Conservation Foundation Honorary Trustee

June 30, 2017

FAR HILLS, NJ  – New Jersey Conservation Foundation is pleased to announce the unanimous election of former Assemblywoman Maureen Ogden as an Honorary Trustee. Maureen has been a strong advocate for the environment for over 50 years, and a New Jersey Conservation Foundation trustee since 2006.

Maureen Ogden, a Millburn Township resident, began her environmental career as a volunteer ...

Newark Homicide an Open Investigation

July 21, 2017

NEWARK, NJ – Acting Essex Prosecutor Robert D. Laurino and Newark Public Safety Director Anthony F. Ambrose announced today that the Newark Police Department and the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office are investigating the fatal shooting of Deshawn H. Beeks, 22, of Newark.

Beeks was shot on July 17, at approximately 11:46 p.m. in the 100 block of Oration Street. He was pronounced ...

Essex County Freeholders Pass Legislation to Support Minority-Owned, Women-Owned and Veteran-Owned Businesses

NEWARK, NJ – New legislation has been enacted by the Essex County Board of Chosen Freeholders designed to increase economic opportunity for women-owned, minority-owned, and veteran-owned businesses, county officials announced.

During the Essex County Board of Chosen Freeholders on Wednesday, the board unanimously passed an ordinance that they hope will redefine ...

Montclair Police Arrest 20-Year-Old Suspect for Nearly Two Dozen Crimes

MONTCLAIR, NJ - Montclair Police have arrested and charged a 20-year-old Newark man with nearly two-dozen crimes related to motor vehicle theft and vehicle burglaries. 

Lt. David O'Dowd of the Montclair Police Department stated that on July 14, "...officers were dispatched to a report of a subject looking into parked vehicles on Wildwood Avenue." 

He stated that ...

Summit Man Struck and Killed by Train; Incident Occurred on Tracks Between Chatham and Summit

July 18, 2017

SUMMIT, NJ - A Summit man was struck and killed by a New Jersey Transit train at approximately 6:30 a.m. Monday on the tracks adjacent to Stanley Avenue between Summit and Chatham, according to NJ Transit.

Michael Kane, age 46, was hit by NJ Transit train No. 6610, which left Dover at 5:55 a,m. and was due to arrive in Hoboken at 7:10 a.m.

None of the 150 passengers on board nor ...

Bill Introduced to Protect Intramural High School Players with Concussions

TRENTON, NJ - Gov. Chris Christie signed a bill Thursday that expands concussion precautions for high school students. With the new bill, high school students who suffer a concussion during intramural sports will be protected by the state's student-athlete head injury safety program bill, according to a release.

"High school-age students require more time to recover from a brain ...

Amtrak Summer Repair Get Underway

NEW YORK, NY – In light of the pending Amtrak summer repair work at Penn Station, New York, and the summer service changes to accommodate the upgrades, Steven H. Santoro, Executive Director at NJ Transit has issued a statement that reads, in part:

“If you haven’t done so already, I strongly advise taking some time over the next few days to ...

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Tips to Help Millburn Pets Stay Safe on July 4th

July 3, 2017

MILLBURN, NJ - Fourth of July is a festive time, but for pets it is the one day a year where more pets get lost. Between celebrations and fireworks, there are many portential opportunites for a pet to get into harms way or become scared and run. Petfinder shared eight helpful tips to help keep pets safe this year.

1. Be sure your pet is wearing up to date and visible tags. 

2. Take a ...

Millburn Police Department Responds to Outstanding Criminal Warrants

July 13, 2017

On July 5, 2017, Millburn Police Officer Royce stopped a Mitsubishi Lancer on South Orange/Brookside for having tinted windows. The investigation led to the arrest of a 17-year-old male from East Orange, 32-year-old Desmon Moultrie out of East Orange, and 18-year-old Daquan Summers out of East Orange for possession of a controlled dangerous substance (oxycodone and marijuana) and possession of ...

Upcoming Events

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Thu, July 27, 6:30 PM

SAGE Eldercare, Summit

Veteran's Benefits

Health & Wellness

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Thu, July 27, 6:30 PM

SAGE Eldercare, Summit

Veteran's Benefits Presentation

Health & Wellness

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Fri, August 4, 3:00 PM

Home of Suzi Owczarek, Millburn

Newcomers & Neighbors Splash Party

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Sun, August 6, 3:00 PM

Livingston High School, Livingston

Free Concert "Italian Vacation" Essex County ...

Arts & Entertainment

“Around The World Theater Night” - Fundraiser for the Sunshine Kids Foundation

July 18, 2017

“Around The World Theater Night” - A Fundraising Event for the Sunshine Kids Foundation

On August 12, Berkshire Hathaway of Summit, NJ teams with the Arthur Murray Dance Studios of Cranford and Hillsborough to create a magical evening to raise funds for the Sunshine Kids Foundation. 

The performance by dance instructors and our students will be held at The Dolan Theater at ...

The Millburn Library Presents its Food for Thought program for Summer 2017

The Millburn Library is pleased to announce its Summer 2017 Food for Thought program. Come join Liz Miller Boose, Adult Program Coordinator, as she takes you on a learning adventure!

All programs are at 2 pm.

On Monday, July 17, Liz will be making and sharing green smoothies. Liz has been making green smoothies for herself for years - and she wouldn't keep doing it if they ...

Lance: $900 Million More For Gateway Tunnel

WASHINGTON, D.C. --- Congressman Leonard Lance (NJ-07) today hailed the draft text of the fiscal year 2018 U.S. Department of Transportation Appropriations Act that includes $900 million in new funding for the Gateway program:

“Congress is wise to invest in the Gateway tunnel proposal.  The Hudson River tunnel project is one of the most important infrastructure projects in the ...