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Millburn Referendum Construction Update for Glenwood School

August 8, 2017

MILLBURN, NJ - In our efforts to maintain open lines of communication, we want to give you a mid-summer update on the status of the referendum construction projects underway at Glenwood School.  

Air Conditioning

During the 2017-2018 school year, the electrical system at Glenwood will be upgraded, with air conditioning units installed in the spring. We anticipate completion ...

Millburn Public Schools Rank in the Top 1% Nationwide According to Niche 2018 Rankings

MILLBURN, NJ — Millburn Township Public Schools ranked No. 2 in New Jersey and No. 36 in the nation, down from No. 24 last year, in the Niche annual rankings of the Best Public School Districts. Millburn Township ranks among the top one-third of 1 percent among public schools nationwide. Millburn took the top spot for Best District in Essex County.

Millburn scored an A+ in key ...

Reality Defies Perception: New Jersey's Public Schools are Still Top Performers

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - The New Jersey Public Education system has once again risen to the top in a national evaluation by WalletHub, an online credit evaluation/promotion service used by some consumers and realtors to indicate "the best bang for the buck" for tax revenue. 

In a report issued yesterday, WalletHub released the result of its national review of the public ...

Millburn Township Committee Meeting Regular Meeting Agenda

August 14, 2017

AGENDA
MILLBURN TOWNSHIP COMMITTEE

AUGUST 15, 2017 – REGULAR SESSION: 7:30 PM

Open Meeting Statement

Salute to the Flag

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

Approval of Agenda

Minutes: June 6, 2017 Regular Meeting, June 20, 2017 Regular 

Meeting Proclamation: Harry Trumbore, The Item

Presentation: Street Name

Reports

County ...

Millburn Town Hall Closed Morning of August 17

MILLBURN, NJ - Town Hall will be closed the morning of August 17th, from 8:30 AM to 1:00 PM. Municipal employees will be holding staff training for professional development. The building will be open to the public in the afternoon, from 1:00 PM to 4:30 PM.

Three Ordinance Introductions Announced by Millburn Township

NOTICE

MILLBURN TOWNSHIP

ORDINANCES 2484-17, 2485-17 and 2487-17

PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that the following Ordinances were submitted in writing, introduced, read by title and passed on first reading at a meeting of the Township Committee of the Township of Millburn, in the County of Essex on Tuesday, July 18, 2017. They will be considered for final passage and adoption at public ...

Millburn Library Hosting Cultural Fridays This Fall

August 17, 2017

MILLBURN, NJ - The Millburn Library is proud to present Cultural Fridays this fall.  Once a month on Friday afternoons a variety of shows, demonstrations, and performances will take place in the auditorium at 2:00 pm.

September 15 – Sinatra and Doo-Wop with A Touch of Class

This exciting retro musical performance takes places that Brooklyn Paramount.

Millburn Family Contestants on Steve Harvey's Funderdome

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” airing Sunday, August 20. 
 
Steve Harvey's FUNDERDOME airs on Sunday nights on ABC.  It is a seed-funding competition reality series where two ...

Community Honors Retiring Millburn Icon

MILLBURN, NJ - Members of the community gathered at Town Hall during the Township Committee meeting Tuesday to bid a fond farewell to an icon of Millburn reporting. After over twenty years, Harry Trumbore has put down his pen and notebook, retiring from The Item where he came aboard as a freelance political cartoonist in 1996 and subsequently served as a reporter, editor and managing ...

New Jersey's Own Anthony Cioffi No. 37 of the Oakland Raiders Gets His First Shot at the Big Time

August 13, 2017

PHOENIX, AZ - Anthony Cioffi, the four-year defensive back out of Rutgers and Jonathan Dayton High School alum, will participate in his first game action of the year as the Oakland Raiders visit the Arizona Cardinals in the first preseason game for both teams.

Cioffi, who is listed fourth under strong safety on the Raiders unofficial depth chart (as of Monday, August 7), tallied 168 tackles, ...

Local Golf Pro Completes Second Round, Misses Cut at PGA Championship Friday

CHARLOTTE, NC -The first career major championship for Alex Beach was short-lived, but the experience and memory will live on.

The 27-year-old Beach, an assistant PGA professional at Baltusrol Golf Club (site of last year’s final major) shot a 9-over-par 80 (40-40) after second round play of the PGA Championship Friday at Quail Hollow Club in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Highlight of ...

World Sports and Backyard Games Coming to Short Hills Fundamentals Sports Camp

SHORT HILLS, NJ - Fundamentals Sports Camp is rolling out another theme week with "World Sports & Backyard Games" beginning Monday July 31. Campers will participate cricket, net ball, flag rugby, team handball as well as old favorites like can jam, corn hole and spike ball. Don't miss out on all the fun.

Not only will campers play all of these games during the ...

It's A Girl! Widow of Fallen Somerville Police Officer Gives Birth to Anastasia Catherine

August 4, 2017

SOMERVILLE, NJ - Victoria Tarentino, the widow of Summit police officer Matthew Tarentino, has given birth to a baby girl.

Anastasia Catherine was born to the Somerville couple at Overlook Medical Center Thursday, according to the Summit Police Department.

Detective Tarentino was killed in a three-car accident on Route 78 in the early morning hours of May 30. Tarentino, the ...

Lackawanna Coalition Hosting 'Coffee and Commuting' Event at the Short Hills Station

August 15, 2017

MILLBURN, NJ - The Lakawanna Coalition is rolling out its new initative "Coffee and Commuting" at the Short Hills Train Station on August 17. During morning commuter hours the coalition is looking to hear commuters concerns starting before 6:30 AM and continuing until after 9:00 PM.

A table will be set up near the entrance to the station where commuters can grab a cup of ...

Levine, Jacobs & Company, LLC Nominated for "Best of Essex"

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Levine, Jacobs & Company, LLC, an accounting company based in Livingston, has been nominated in the Professional Services & Real Estate/Accountants section of the annual “Best of Essex” competition.

The company offers a variety of services in order to meet the needs of its clients, including: audit review and compilation; business management and ...

Zoning Board Approves Children's Aquatic Center in Millburn

MILLBURN, NJ -  Taylor Partners, LLC is relishing a victory lap after a 5-1 vote in its favor by the Millburn Zoning Board at the August 7 meeting.  After months of meeting appearances and changes, the proposed children's aquatic center at 25 Taylor Street got the go ahead with the board approving the necessary variance. Board member Matthew Brent was the lone "no" ...

Investors Foundation Awards Grant to Short Hills Charity

August 17, 2017

SHORT HILLS, NJ - New Eyes for the Needy, a nonprofit organization founded in 1932, has called 549 Millburn Avenue, Short Hills home since 1963. After several harsh winters and two bouts of vandalism, New Eyes’ building is now boasting a new fresh look thanks in part to a $3,180 grant from Investors Foundation.

“New Eyes is grateful to Investors Foundation for completing the ...

Grant Assists Reeves-Reed Arboretum in Offering 'Signature Programs'

SUMMIT, NJ -  Investors Bank, through its Investors Foundation -- the mission of which is "to assist organizations in New Jersey, New York City and Long Island that invigorate their local communities with civic-minded initiatives focused on the arts, education, health and human services, and youth programs" - has awarded a $7,500 grant to Summit's Reeves-Reed ...

Millburn Transplant Recipient Pays It Forward With Scholarship Fund

MILLBURN, NJ - Millburn resident Missy Rodriquez is transforming her experience as a transplant recipient to give back to others affected by organ donation. Rodriquez started the Missy's Miracle Scholarship in honor of the 30th anniversary of her liver transplant after a minor complication and surgery led to an idea to pay it forward.  

Missy's Miracle Scholarship provides college ...

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 ...

Last Minute Ideas to Entertain the Family this Weekend

August 17, 2017

After last week’s dreary weekend, we are all looking forward to the nicer weather this coming Saturday and Sunday. Avoid the crowds at the shore and instead opt to attend one of the following family-friendly activities in the North Jersey area. Most of the events are free or inexpensive—ideal for those trying to save money after a jam-packed summer.

Canal Day Musical and Craft ...

New A350 Service to Newark Liberty International Airport Coming This Fall

SAN FRANCISCO, -- Cathay Pacific Airways announced that its daily flight from Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) to Hong Kong will switch from a Boeing 777-300ER to an Airbus A350-900 beginning October 29.

One of 16 A350-900s delivered to the airline since its launch in 2016, the aircraft features a refreshed Business Class cabin as well as new ...

More Flights from Newark to Western Ski Resorts Added for 2017-2018 Season

CHICAGO, IL  - United Airlines announced new service from the Newark Liberty Airport Hub to six western US ski destinations. The new routes will start operating later this year and will continue into the Spring of 2018.

The Winter schedule to ski destination from Newark includes service to Bozeman/Big Sky, Eagle/Vail, Jackson Hole, Steamboat Springs, Montrose/Telluride, and Salt Lake ...

S&P, Moody's Give Atlantic Health System Highest Health System Rating in NJ

August 15, 2017

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Atlantic Health System, a leading health care delivery system in New Jersey, is once again the highest-rated New Jersey based system rated by credit agencies Moody’s and S&P.

Moody’s raised its rating for the health care organization from A1 to Aa3, the highest rating among all health care systems in New Jersey, with an outlook of “stable.” The ...

U.S. News Announces 2017-18 Best Hospitals in New Jersey and Nationally

NEW JERSEY -- U.S. News & World Report has released its annual list of Best Hospitals in the U.S. and in each state. According to the magazine, the analysis reviews hospitals' performance in clinical specialties, procedures and conditions. Scores are based on factors including survival, patient safety, and nurse staffing, among others. The rankings also looked at treatment of specialties ...

Atlantic Health System Cancer Care First in World to Begin Clinical Trial of Novel Virus-Based Immunotherapy for Late-Stage Melanoma; First Patient Enrolled

Dr. Eric Whitman Leads Study of Experimental Drug That Uses Cold Virus to Disable Cancer Cells in Patients Who Have Not Responded to Other Treatments

Morristown, NJ – Atlantic Health System Cancer Care is the first oncology institution in the world to sign on to, and to enroll the first patient in, a multicenter Phase IIa clinical trial of OBP-301 (Telomelysin®), a virus-based ...

Reeves-Reed Arboretum Named Best Garden in New Jersey

July 29, 2017

SUMMIT, NJ - Reeves-Reed Arboretum topped the New Jersey Family Ultimate Bucket List compiled by New Jersey Family Magazine as Best Garden. The list reveals magazine followers, users, and readers’ “must see” attractions and experiences in and around New Jersey.  

The New Jersey editors tallied votes from across the state to come up with the top picks that make up this ...

Millburn Resident Named NJ Conservation Foundation Honorary Trustee

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 ...

Essex County Prosecutor deems Nutley Fire Department Ladder Truck Rollover an Accident

August 17, 2017

NUTLEY, NJ - The Essex County Prosecutor's office has deemed the Fathers Day weekend rollover of a Nutley fire department ladder truck to be an accident. The incident took place on Saturday June 17 as units were responding to a CO2 activation. 

Katherine Carter of the Essex County Prosecutors Office told TAPinto Nutley " We did an investigation. The incident was deemed ...

Early Morning Homicide Investigation Active and Ongoing

NEWARK, NJ – Acting Essex County Prosecutor Robert D. Laurino and Newark Public Safety Director Anthony Ambrose announced today that the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide/Major Crimes Task Force, which includes detectives from the Newark Police Department, is investigating the fatal shooting of Tyiere Parks, 22, of Newark.

Parks was shot this morning at 12:14 am. He was ...

Forcing Maplewood Police Chief Out Could Take Time and Money

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - If Maplewood Police Chief Robert Cimino does not resign as the Township Committee (TC) has requested, his forced departure could be a lengthy, involved process, according to one legal expert.

The chief, who has served in the post for 17 years, has yet to offer his resignation after the TC voted unanimously 10 days ago to request he step down voluntarily.

The governing body ...

Video: Keep Kids Safe on Snap Chat

August 18, 2017

UNION COUNTY, NJ — Parents and kids all over are using the app “Snap Chat,” but are you sure it’s safe? Did you know that there are features in the app that allow someone to follow you or your kids? It’s called “Snap Map” and it allows users friends to see their exact location. 

Snap Chat can be fun when used with caution, according to experts, ...

Woman Tried Poisoning Grandmother with Anti-Freeze, say Police

ROXBURY, NJ - A Succasunna woman attempted to kill her grandmother last month by poisoning her with anti-freeze, said authorities.

The woman, Elise Conroy, 26, was charged Saturday with first-degree attempted murder, said Morris County Prosecutor' Frederic Knapp and Roxbury Police Chief Marc Palachi in a statement.

They said Conroy, in late July, "purchased liquid ...

Public Assistance Sought in Locating Child Sex Assault Suspect

PLAINFIELD, NJ — Investigators are requesting assistance from the public in locating Walter Sosa, a Plainfield man wanted for the aggravated sexual assault of a child, acting Union County Prosecutor Grace H. Park announced Thursday.

Sosa, 33, a registered sex offender in neighboring Somerset County, is charged with first-degree aggravated sexual assault, second-degree sexual ...

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Millburn Recreation Announces Adult Open Gym Volleyball

August 2, 2017

MILLBURN, NJ - Registration for our newest program, Adult Open Gym Volleyball, is now open!  This program is available for any Millburn - Short Hills resident men and women ages 18 and over.  Adult Open Gym Volleyball will take place at Millburn Middle School on Tuesday evenings starting Tuesday, September 12. Cost is only $18.  For more information, click here.

 

Illegal Soliciting Leads to Arrest on Three Outstanding Warrants

August 8, 2017

On July 25, 2017, Millburn Police Officer Recinos responded to the Millburn Municipal Court on a warrant arrest. Jethro Exantus, age 20 out of Maplewood, was placed under arrest on two outstanding criminal warrants out of Livingston and Union. Mr. Exantus was released with new court dates.

On July 25, 2017, Millburn Police Officer Zonn responded to the Lululemon store at The Mall at Short ...

Upcoming Events

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Mon, August 28, 7:45 PM

Education Center, Millburn

Millburn Board of Education Meeting

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Tue, September 5, 7:30 PM

Town Hall - Committee Room, Millburn

Township Committee Meeting

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Wed, September 6, 7:30 PM

Gero Park Recreation Building, Short Hills

Millburn Recreation Department Meeting

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Sat, September 9, 12:00 PM

The Presidents Club /barber Shop, Millburn

The Presidents Club Barber Shop Grand Opening ...

Food & Drink Health & Wellness

PSEG Repaving Schedule for Millburn Announced

August 9, 2017

MILLBURN, NJ - Beginning Aug. 11, PSE&G will begin resurfacing areas of streets where recent gas main upgrades have been completed. PSE&G can begin to repave these street segments now that the ground has settled. Most roads will be milled and paved half way, and not curb to curb. Residents impacted by construction will receive door hangers with information on planned work. Work is ...

LearningRx Block Party this Saturday, August 5

This upcoming weekend Learning Rx of Short Hills is having a block party at our office. We will have food, games, tricky trays, and much more! And FREE ADMISSION!!! The party will be Saturday (Aug. 5th) from 11-4pm. Tell any friends, family, and anyone who may be interested. While there, feel free to ask any of our staff questions about the event, our games, programs, or our center. We do have a ...