Two Millburn Students Design Banner to Support Parkland School Community

February 22, 2018

MILLBURN, NJ - In the wake of the Parkland school shooting in Florida, a request went out on the popular Millburn Workmom listserv for handmade cards to send to the students and faculty at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. Two Millburn sisters answered the call in a big way. Millburn High School juniors Rayna and Hallie Katzman designed a banner to show support for the grieving ...

Superintendent of Millburn Schools Update

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.

Protesters Gather to Demand Gun Control Outside Congressman Lance's Office

February 22, 2018

WESTFIELD, NJ — Protesters gathered outside of Congressman Leonard Lance’s Westfield office Wednesday to rally for gun law reform and to hold a vigil after the recent Parkland, Florida, school shooting. The Westfield Activist group Westfield 20/20 organizes weekly protests outside of Congressman Lance’s office but, to many, this protest felt different.

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

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 ...

Happy President's Day from TAPinto Millburn-Short Hills

February 18, 2018

The History of Presidents’ Day from

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 ...

Boys Basketball: Millburn Defeats Madison, 52-43

February 22, 2018

MILLBURN, NJ - In its last regularly scheduled game before the start of the state tournament, the Millburn boys basketball team defeated Madison, 52-43, on Thursday.

Senior swingman Ross Gang scored 29 points and grabbed six rebounds for Millburn (22-3), which opened a 29-23 lead by halftime. Bryan Levy scored nine points in the victory.

Millburn will host Woodbridge in the opening round of ...

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

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 ...

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

February 5, 2018

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - 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 ... Sets All-Time Monthly Traffic Record With More Than 2.3M Pageviews In January 2018

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - In January 2018, 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 ...

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 ...

Travels Report from the NYC Toy Fair - Here are Two More Winning Products for Your Children

February 21, 2018

TAPintoTravels - The International Toy Fair may have ended yesterday, but we are not done sharing with you our picks from the show.  

These are the products that we feel are the most innovative and your family will really enjoy.  We shall dub them the TAPintoTravels Toy of the Year Awards or T30TY’s for short. That seems appropriate since it sounds like ...

Passport Fees Are Going Up So Plan Ahead

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 ...

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 ...

Shouts of Racial Slurs Bring Police to New Jersey Movie Theatre

February 21, 2018

SPARTA, NJ – Sparta police were called to the New Vision Sparta Theater on Sunday night because of a woman shouting slurs in a screening of Black Panther.

Former New Jersey Assembly candidate Michael Grace was in the theater when two people started yelling racial slurs including “look at these ‘n-word’” and “can you believe these ...

Elizabeth Schools Report One Student Has Died from Flu Virus

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 ...

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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 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: 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 ...

Upcoming Events


Sun, February 25, 2:00 PM

Greenwood Gardens, Short Hills

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

Home & Garden


Tue, February 27, 8:15 AM

Congregation Bnai Israel, Millburn

JBN Presents: Women's Networking in Millburn

Business & Finance


Tue, February 27, 7:00 PM

St. James's Gate, Maplewood

Tullamore Dew Whiskey Dinner at St. James's Gate ...

Arts & Entertainment Food & Drink


Sat, March 3, 7:00 PM

Congregation Beth Hatikvah, Summit

It's a Muppet Purim!

Arts & Entertainment

Tullamore Dew Whiskey Dinner at St. James's Gate in Maplewood on Feb. 27

February 23, 2018

Join Tullamore Dew and St. James's Gate for a 5 course whiskey dinner on Tuesday, Feb. 27, at 7 p.m.

5 courses with 5 whiskies.

The menu is as follows:

Sea Urchin 2 ways
Scallop crudo in shell
Whiskey injected oysters
Squid ink gnocchi, head on prawn and kobe beef
Whiskey creme Anglaise filled chocolate dipped ricotta doughnut

Call 973-378-2222 to reserve your ...

Millburn Township Announces NJLM Louis Bay 2nd Future Municipal Leaders Scholarship Competition

Millburn Township Mayor Cheryl H. Burstein is proud to announce the NJLM Louis Bay 2nd Future Municipal Leaders Scholarship Competition for high school juniors and seniors planning to continue their education after high school. Three state winners will receive a $1,000 scholarship and their essays will be featured in the New Jersey League of Municipalities magazine. We are inviting all Millburn ...

Paper Mill Playhouse Announces the World Premiere of 'Unmasked'

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 ...