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Essex County Completes Intersection Upgrade on Northfield Avenue

August 27, 2016

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The intersection of Northfield Ave. and Pleasant Valley Way/Cherry Lane was upgraded ont Thursday, Aug. 25 with new traffic signal equipment and a new design to enhance motor vehicle and pedestrian safety on Thursday.

The work is part of the Executive Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo, Jr.'s ongoing initiative to ensure infrastructure ...

Westfield Jazz Fest to Take Over Quimby Street Tuesday for Summer Finale

WESTFIELD, NJ — On the last night of Sweet Sounds Downtown Jazz Festival 2016, to be held on Tuesday, Aug. 30, from 7 p.m.  Quimby Street will be closed to traffic beginning at about 4 p.m. to make way for special activities, including live music, a balloon artist, chalk drawing and giant games of checkers, tic tac toe, Connect Four and Anagram Cubes, according to the Downtown ...

Bayonne Bridge to Close This Weekend

BAYONNE, NJ – The Bayonne Bridge will close this weekend due to ongoing construction, the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey announced.

The bridge will close from 11:59 p.m. Friday, Aug. 26 until 7 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 28 to accommodate work for the Bayonne Bridge Navigational Clearance project, which will raise the span’s roadway 64 feet to allow taller ships to pass ...

Millburn Township Hires New Assistant Business Administrator

MILLBURN, NJ - Former Riverdale Township employee Jim Homsi, 27, of Cedar Grove, will fill Millburn’s Assistant Business Administrator vacancy.  This follows the recent retirement of long time Business Administrator Tim Gordon and the corresponding promotion of former Assistant Business Administrator Alexander McDonald.

Homsi is not new to the town though. During graduate school at ...

Millburn Township Notice: Pet Waste Removal Reminder

August 26, 2016

MILLBURN, NJ - This is a friendly reminder that Township ordinance requires all pet owners to properly dispose of their pets waste in designated receptacles. Pets waste should not be left on any property, public or private, and should not be disposed in any place other than your own household waste receptacle. Pet waste should not be disposed into public garbage or recycling units or in the ...

Millburn HS Girls Field Hockey Team Car Wash and Bake Sale

MILLBURN, NJ - Millburn High School Girls Field Hockey Teams will be hosting a car wash and bake sale on Saturday, August 27, from 10 a.m to 2 p.m.

Proceeds will be used to support all field hockey teams.

Let's support our Lady Millers!

 

Construction Notice for Whittingham Terrace In Millburn

MILLBURN, NJ - On or about Tuesday, September 6, 2016, the Township will begin construction of the Whittingham Terrace Improvements Project, which will include replacement of drainage, curbs and then finally the milling and paving. This work will take approximately 1 month, weather permitting. 

Portions of Whittingham Terrace will be completely restricted at times during the work due ...

Millburn Township Superintendent of Schools Update

August 20, 2016

MILLBURN, NJ - As we head into the final weeks of summer, I want to share some reminders and new initiatives. I hope you will use these last sunny summer days as a time to relax in preparations for the coming school year.

On the reminder front, please mark your calendar for September 27 – the date of the Bond Referendum Vote. Please note – it is a special election – ...

Millburn's "Investing in Excellence" Referendum By The Numbers

MILLBURN, NJ - According to Millburn Township Public Schools, the District will receive debt service aid in the amount of $7,618,199.  That brings the net cost of the proposed referendum to $17,974,977.

The Estimated Average Annual Tax impact is based upon a bond amount of $25,593,000, State Aid for Debt Service of 29.77%, a Bond Term of 25 years, and a Borrowing Rate of ...

Millburn Schools Announcements: Teacher Assignments, School Schedules, Reminders

Elementary Class/Teacher Assignments:

Parents of students in incoming grades 1-5 should be aware that class/teacher placements for September will be available on Edline as of noon on Friday, August 26. 

You must sign in to your parent Edline account at www.millburn.org. Click on each child’s name and look under Classes for the teacher ...

Essex County Completes Intersection Upgrade on Northfield Avenue

August 27, 2016

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The intersection of Northfield Ave. and Pleasant Valley Way/Cherry Lane was upgraded ont Thursday, Aug. 25 with new traffic signal equipment and a new design to enhance motor vehicle and pedestrian safety on Thursday.

The work is part of the Executive Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo, Jr.'s ongoing initiative to ensure infrastructure ...

Millburn Township Hires New Assistant Business Administrator

MILLBURN, NJ - Former Riverdale Township employee Jim Homsi, 27, of Cedar Grove, will fill Millburn’s Assistant Business Administrator vacancy.  This follows the recent retirement of long time Business Administrator Tim Gordon and the corresponding promotion of former Assistant Business Administrator Alexander McDonald.

Homsi is not new to the town though. During graduate school at ...

Millburn Township Road Closures

MILLBURN, NJ - Road Closures for Wednesday August 24, 2016:
The ongoing closure on Main Street between Essex Street and Millburn Ave for Complete Streets. No access by any vehicles. Please follow detour in place. 

Millburn Ave between Lot#5 (Dunkin Donuts parking lot) and Main Street, left hand side parking spaces are blocked off for Complete Streets construction.

Construction ...

Free Screening of Inclusionary Story 'I Learn America' Set for Sept. 16

August 26, 2016

SUMMIT, NJ - As part of "Welcome Week," the mission of which is to inspire people to build inclusive communities that embrace immigrants and foster opportunity for all, a free screening and post-film discussion of I Learn America will be hosted by the Summit Area YMCA and The Summit Film Society September 16, beginning at 7:30 p.m.

Directed by Jean- Michel Dissard ...

Visual Arts Center Goes 3-D with Fall Exhibitions

SUMMIT, NJ - Three new installations featuring abstract sculpture, assemblage and metal will debut at the Visual Arts Center of New Jersey September 25, from 2 - 4 p.m. with a free opening reception and art afternoon featuring artist talks at 3:30 pm.

The Art Center will also host a special 'Sculpture Day' October 16 at 2 p.m., free for Art Center members, with families ...

Chatham's Salvas Recalls his "16 Days of Glory" as an Olympic Photographer

CHATHAM, NJ - If it's a memorable photo from the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, there's a good chance Chatham's Tom Salvas was right there when it was taken.

That's because he was right there, snapping photos of the behind-the-scenes interviews conducted by Bud Greenspan in his documentary film "16 Days of Glory."

The memories have been rushing ...

Westfield Olympian Nick Delpololo Mulls Post-Rio Future

August 24, 2016

WESTFILED, NJ — This is not the comeback story that leaves everyone feeling good.

For Westfield native Nick Delpopolo, getting back to a second Olympics in Rio as a judo fighter after he was sent home during the 2012 games in London for a positive marijuana test still leaves him feeling unappreciated by USA Judo — and questioning a possible move to Mixed Martial Arts ...

Chatham's Salvas Recalls his "16 Days of Glory" as an Olympic Photographer

CHATHAM, NJ - If it's a memorable photo from the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, there's a good chance Chatham's Tom Salvas was right there when it was taken.

That's because he was right there, snapping photos of the behind-the-scenes interviews conducted by Bud Greenspan in his documentary film "16 Days of Glory."

The memories have been rushing ...

Pavero, Rooney lead Reds over Stars

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - The New Providence Reds Baseball Team advanced to the semi-finals of the New Jersey Amateur Baseball League Playoffs with a 5-4 win over the Jersey Stars on Sunday August 7th.

The Stars scored two runs in the first but the Reds came right back and cut the lead in half in the first. After a Billy Holden leadoff triple, Tom Pavero would single him in for his first hit on ...

Audio: Point View's Dietze Details Three Great Investment Ops on Bloomberg

August 26, 2016

Point View Wealth Management's Founder, President, and Chief Investment Strategist, David Dietze, spoke live on Bloomberg Radio detailing three great investment opportunities:

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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 ...

Video: Point View's Petrides Tells BNN to Think Auto and Oil in Cyclical Market

Point View Wealth Management's Managing Director, John Petrides, live on Business News Network discussing value investments in this 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 are independent and fee ...

Teamwork Key to Point View's Investment Success

Point View's Investment Team of John J. Petrides - Managing Director; Elaine Phipps -  Portfolio Manager; Donna St. Amant - Portfolio Manager; David G. Dietze -  Founder, President and Chief Investment Strategist; and Claire E. Toth - Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, ...

McDonald's Recalls 'Happy Meal' Toy

August 24, 2016

OAKBROOK ILL. - McDonald’s is recalling the Step-iT activity wristband, a child’s toy that was part a recent Happy Meal promotion at the restaurants.

The toy was offered between Aug. 9 and Aug. 17. That’s according to a notice from the Consumer Product Safety Commission.

McDonald’s has received more than 70 reports of incidents, including seven reports of blisters, ...

ShopRite Recalls Cookies

KEASBY, NJ - ShopRite supermarkets has announced a recall of cookies because they may contain small metal fragments. 

According to a release by the manufacture, “Country Home has initiated a voluntary recall of Gourmet Chocolate Chunk Salted Caramel Cookies sold at ShopRite stores in its Fresh Bake department.”

Cookies included in the recall can be identified by the ...

Wine Library Presents: 2016 Gourmet Open House

SPRINGFIELD, NJ - Wine Library is excited to announce its annual Open House on Saturday, September 10th from 12pm-4pm. This annual event brings together many of our favorite gourmet foods vendors for an afternoon of free samples, information and fun! Wine Library staff will also be pouring samples of select wines, making it a complete culinary experience.

Featured vendors include: ...

Dunellen School Board President Arrested on Child Porn Charges

August 26, 2016

TRENTON –Dunellen Board of Education President Phillip Heiney shared over the Internet pornographic videos featuring adult men involved in sex acts with young girls, including one bound in rope, according to authorities, who announced his arrest today.

Heiney, 67, used a file-sharing network to distribute the illegal images, said state Attorney General Christopher Porrino.  He was ...

Two Maplewood Fires on Saturday Under Investigation

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - On Sat., Aug. 20 two fires were reported in Maplewood within thirty minutes of each other; one at the Dollar Tree store on Springfield Ave., and one at a residential home on Burnett Ave.

At about 7:10 p.m. on Saturday, the Maplewood Fire Dept. received a report of an "extinguished fire with a smoke condition" at the Dollar Tree store ...

Impaired Driving Enforcement Crackdown Begins Locally as Part of National Campaign

MILLBURN, NJ — New Jersey’s largest annual drunk driving crackdown is here. Beginning Aug. 19 and running through Sept. 5, local and state law enforcement officers will conduct sobriety checkpoints and roving patrols, looking for motorists who may be driving while impaired by alcohol or drugs.

Law enforcement officers from Livingston and surrounding towns will be participating ...

Millburn/Short Hills Houses of Worship Come Together for National Night Out

August 4, 2016

MILLBURN, NJ - St. Rose of Lima Church in Short Hills, with civic and religious leaders from eight local houses of worship, joined 16,000 communities across the country to celebrate National Night Out on Tuesday. The interfaith prayer service honored police, firefighters, and first responders and sought to bring people of all faiths together in celebration and reflection. 

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St. Rose of Lima and M/SH Houses of Worship Will Honor Millburn Police During National Night Out Ceremony

SHORT HILLS, NJ - National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie. The worldwide event takes place each year on the first Tuesday of August.

According to the National Association of Town Watch, the nonprofit parent of National Night Out, it is estimated that 38 million people in 16,000 ...

Red Crossers from New Jersey Help Louisiana Families Affected by Flooding

August 20, 2016

PRINCETON, NJ – The American Red Cross continues to help thousands of people impacted by the flooding in Louisiana. More than 7,000 people remained in Red Cross and community shelters Tuesday night and thousands more are without power in hot, humid conditions.

The Red Cross and its partners have served nearly 100,000 meals and snacks since the onset of the flooding. The Red Cross has ...

Make a Difference for a Blind Child, Become a Red Cross Braille Transcriber

FAIRFIELD, NJ – The American Red Cross New Jersey Region Jane Bente Braille Center is currently seeking volunteer Braille transcribers and is offering a free training course this September.

The Jane Bente Braille Center, established after World War I to help soldiers blinded by mustard gas, is one of the largest volunteer run Braille production centers. Each year, Red ...

Parishioners at Community Congregational Church in Short Hills Help Combat Hunger at St. Ann’s Soup Kitchen

NEWARK, NJ – The basement of St. Ann’s church in Newark can be quite a hot place in the summer. With no air conditioning and no windows that open, the room can quickly feel like a sauna when the outside temperature increases beyond 90 degrees.

It’s 10 o’clock on Saturday morning.  Beside the white noise from the few fans stationed among several rows of ...

Westfield Jazz Fest to Take Over Quimby Street Tuesday for Summer Finale

August 27, 2016

WESTFIELD, NJ — On the last night of Sweet Sounds Downtown Jazz Festival 2016, to be held on Tuesday, Aug. 30, from 7 p.m.  Quimby Street will be closed to traffic beginning at about 4 p.m. to make way for special activities, including live music, a balloon artist, chalk drawing and giant games of checkers, tic tac toe, Connect Four and Anagram Cubes, according to the Downtown ...

Bayonne Bridge to Close This Weekend

BAYONNE, NJ – The Bayonne Bridge will close this weekend due to ongoing construction, the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey announced.

The bridge will close from 11:59 p.m. Friday, Aug. 26 until 7 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 28 to accommodate work for the Bayonne Bridge Navigational Clearance project, which will raise the span’s roadway 64 feet to allow taller ships to pass ...

TAP Visits Essex County Airport to Celebrate National Aviation Day

FAIRFIELD, NJ – In honor of National Aviation Day, TAP into West Essex office staff took a field trip on Friday to the local runway at Essex County Airport, located at 27 Wright Way in Fairfield.

Upon arrival TAP was greeted by Tom Gomez, manager of the airport’s governing body, the Essex County Improvement Authority (ECIA).

He explained the purpose of the ...

Millburn Resident Promoted to Associate Marketing Director for Metro YMCA

August 21, 2016

MILLBURN, NJ - A Millburn resident has been named associate director of marketing of the Metropolitan YMCA of the Oranges, the largest association of YMCAs in New Jersey.

Matthew Becht, who joined the Metro YMCA in 2012 as marketing specialist, “uses his creative talents to advance the Y’s six branches and promote the organization as it takes on new ...

Overlook Medical Center Recognized as a Best Regional Hospital in Central New Jersey by U.S. News & World Report

SUMMIT, NJ - Overlook Medical Center has been recognized as a Best Regional Hospital in Central New Jersey in the annual U.S. News Best Hospitals rankings for 2016-17. The annual U.S. News Best Hospitals rankings recognize hospitals that excel in treating the most challenging patients.

Overlook Medical Center is also recognized as a best regional hospital in the ...

Atlantic Health System Appoints Lawrence Harrison, MD Chief of Atlantic Surgical Oncology

SUMMIT, NJ - Atlantic Health System has named Lawrence Harrison, MD to the Atlantic Medical Group staff of the Carol G. Simon Cancer Centers at both Morristown Medical Center and Overlook Medical Center in Summit. Dr. Harrison is a fellowship-trained surgical oncologist who will serve as chief of a new Atlantic Medical Group specialty practice, Atlantic Surgical Oncology.

He ...

September is a Busy Month at the Cora Hartshorn Arboretum

August 24, 2016

SHORT HILLS, NJ - September is a busy month at the Cora Hartshorn Arboretum in Short Hills for toddlers, teddy bears, turtles, hikers, campers and artists. 

Kick off the fall season with a Teddy Bear Parade on Saturday, September 10th.  Bring your favorite fluffy stuffed friend for a special treat, listen to stories and visit our “Bear Hospital” to have your friend ...

PSE&G Upgrading Aging Gas Lines in Millburn Township

July 29, 2016

MILLBURN, NJ – Public Service Electric & Gas Company (PSE&G) will be working in Millburn to replace approximately 1.6 miles of older gas pipes with new, durable plastic and/or coated steel piping. 

“These upgrades are part of PSE&G’s three-year program to replace up to 510 miles of aging gas infrastructure throughout New Jersey,” said Joe Forline, ...

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Boxcar's Eric Linehan Has a New Menu Item

SHORT HILLS, NJ - On a hot summer night I found myself (again) at a neighborhood favorite in Short Hills, the Boxcar Bar and Grill.  Whilst at the bar enjoying a perfectly chilled glass of sauvignon blanc and a plate of Philly cheesesteak egg rolls, I ran into Boxcar's owner, Eric Linehan.  

After catching up a bit, he told me about a new burger that was introduced this past ...

Millburn High School Target of Bicycle Thefts; Vehicle Theft and Burglaries on Church St.

August 24, 2016

On August 16, 2016 Millburn Police Officer Royce stopped a 2003 Pontiac on Rt 24 East for passing on the shoulder. The investigation led to the arrest of the driver, 29 year old Ryan Flynn out of Old Bridge, for an outstanding traffic warrant out of East Brunswick. Mr. Flynn was issued a summons for improper passing and released with a new court date.

On August 17, 2016 Millburn Police Officer ...

Union Resident Killed in Newark Bus Crash

August 22, 2016

UNION, NJ - Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn A. Murray and Newark Public Safety Director Anthony Ambrose announced today that the Newark Police Department and the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office are investigating a fatal bus crash that resulted in the death of a NJ TRANSIT bus driver and one passenger. 

Shortly after 6 a.m. today, Aug. 19, a NJ TRANSIT bus -- the 59 ...

Upcoming Events

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Sat, August 27, 10:00 AM

Millburn HS bus circle, Millburn

Millburn HS Girls Field Hockey Car Wash and Bake ...

Giving Back

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Sat, August 27, 10:30 AM

Essex County Environmental Center, Garibaldi Hall, Roseland

Bike Right – Learn to Ride

Health & Wellness

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Sat, August 27, 12:00 PM

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Free Children's Book Reading Series Hosted by ...

Arts & Entertainment Education

Citizens and Clergy Invited to Fall Academy

August 27, 2016

Newark -- Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn A. Murray announced today that the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office will host its Fall 2016 Citizens and Clergy Academy, a six-week training program for members of the community.

The deadline for registering is Friday, Sept. 16, 2016.

The Citizens and Clergy Academy is a training program designed to familiarize clergy and other members ...

Some Like it Hot

“Oh boy!” exclaimed my husband. “There’s a hot sauce shop in town!”

We were away antiquing for the weekend in a quaint village populated by Bed and Breakfasts, art galleries, and apparently, a hot sauce shop. For my husband, this was like discovering that someone had bought you a lottery ticket and you won… if the lottery prize was a fireball that would ...

Redefining Emerging Markets

For the past 15 years, the BRIC countries (Brazil, Russia, India, and China) had been given the most hype as emerging markets. These four nations carried the global economy, particularly when the US housing bubble burst in 2008. However, today only one BRIC stands as emerging, India.

China has already emerged as the second largest economy in the world. China’s economy is projected to ...