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Superintendent of Millburn Township Schools Update

February 18, 2017

MILLBURN, NJ - I want to say thanks to the staff, students, parents and community members who came out on Wednesday night for our school district’s first Health & Wellness Community Forum. We heard important insights from over 150 participants about the issues and stressors that impact our students. 
 
A presentation by George Scott, Ed.S. on “Wellness and ...

Millburn High School Student Liaison Committee Presents Stress Study Results to the Board of Eduction

SHORT HILLS, NJ - For months the Millburn community and the Board of Education have focused on the reports of epidemic student stress. Members of the public have come forward with their concerns regarding late posts on Google Classroom, and tests and quizzes not being returned before the next evaluative element and other stressors. In response, BOE President Emily Jaffe has created the Health and ...

Hartshorn School Participates in National Geography Bee for Third Year

SHORT HILLS, NJ - Again this year, students at Hartshorn School participated in the National Geographic Bee!   The nationwide contest, sponsored by the National Geographic Society, is open to students in grades 4-8.   
 
On Thursday, January 12, ten fourth and fifth graders with the top scores from the school’s preliminary round competed in the Hartshorn School finals.

Millburn Township Public Notice of Ordinance Entitled "Vehicle Towing and Storage Services"

February 20, 2017

PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that the following Ordinance was 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, February 7, 2017. It will be considered for final passage and adoption at a public hearing held at a meeting beginning at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 7, 2017 ...

Become a Lifeguard at the Millburn Pool

The Millburn Recreation Dept. is accepting applications for  Lifeguard and Staff positions and the Assistant Manager’s position at the Township Pool.  Interested persons may apply at the Recreation Dept. in Town Hall or visit

www.twp.millburn.nj.us/departments/recreation.html to download an employment application.

Email inquiries to Recreationdept@millburntwp.org or call ...

Congressman Leonard Lance Announces 41st Town Hall Meeting

FLEMINGTON, N.J. --- Congressman Leonard Lance (NJ-07) today announced he will host his 41st in-person town hall meeting on Wednesday, February 22 beginning at 7:00pm at Raritan Valley Community College in Branchburg.

During the town hall meeting, Lance is expected to discuss the important issues facing Congress and the American people.  He will take questions and share his ...

Renowed Organist Benjamin Sheen Performing in Millburn

February 20, 2017

MILLBURN, NJ - Hailed as a “brilliant organist” by the New York Times, Benjamin Sheen, prize-winning and widely traveled British-born organist, will play the winter recital of this 47th season of Beckerath Organ Recitals at St. Stephen’s Church in Millburn. 

The program will feature some of the most inspirational organ works written through the centuries.  One of ...

Millburn High School Freshman to Perform at Crescent Concerts Annual Showcase for Exceptional Young Artists

Plainfield, NJ – Crescent Concerts opens 2017 with its annual showcase of exceptionally talented young musicians from New Jersey on Sunday, February 26th at 3:00 pm.  The five young artists selected this year will perform great works of classical music in the splendor of the neo-Gothic Crescent Avenue Presbyterian Church in Plainfield:

Eric Guo, age 14, is a freshman at Milburn High ...

Millburn Alum Returns With Yale Whiffenpoofs for A Capella Extravaganza

Max Sauberman ('13) returns tonight to Millburn High School with the esteemed a capella group the Yale Whiffenpoofs to perform before his hometown crowd bringing his vocal journey full circle. Sauberman shared his story leading up to this exciting event.

My love for a cappella definitely originates in my passion for choral music, which I discovered primarily in Ms. Lasic’s 5th Grade ...

Ice Hockey: Millburn Opens States with 5-1 Win over Central Regional

February 20, 2017

WEST ORANGE, NJ - Spencer Brown had a hat trick to lead Millburn's ice hockey team to a 5-1 victory over Central Regional in the first round of the Public B state tournament on Monday.

Millburn scored four goals in the first period, two by Brown and one each by Matt Cohen and Charles Palmer. Cohen, Alec Stupp and Palmer each had two assists.

Gabe Nadell made 27 saves for Millburn ...

Millburn Ice Hockey Falls Short in Kelly Cup Final to Governor Livingston

WEST ORANGE, NJ - The Millburn ice hockey team had the chance at immortality on Saturday afternoon in their heated match up with the Governor Livingston Highlanders with the Kelly Cup on the line. 

The two teams had met twice before. Splitting the first two, Saturday served as a rubber match. Early in the season, Millburn trounced Governor Livingston, in Berkeley Heights, 5-0. The ...

Millburn Senior Takes Home Prestigious Wendy's High School Heisman Memorial Trophy

MILLBURN, NJ - Matt Grossman, star track/cross country athlete at Millburn High School took home the Wendy's High School Heisman Memorial Trophy on Friday for the state level. The award goes to a student who "never cuts corners," and is a leader in academics, athletics and the community. Grossman is a standout in both track and cross country and recognized as one of the ...

New Jersey State Police Accepting Application

February 10, 2017

West Trenton, N.J. – Attorney General Christopher S. Porrino and State Police Superintendent Colonel Joseph R. Fuentes have announced the dates for the opening of the New Jersey State Police application process. Applications will be accepted online from February 13th through February 27th.

Troopers can pursue one of the many diverse career paths that the State Police offers based on ...

Major Fire Early Saturday Morning at Avalon Apartments in Maplewood

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - There was a major fire early Saturday morning, Feb. 4, at the Avalon apartment complex located at 200 Boyden Ave. in Maplewood. The fire started at about 1:30 a.m., and was under control by about 6 a.m., according to Maplewood Mayor Vic De Luca. There was extensive mutual aid at the scene of the fire.

The fire resulted in the full collapse of the left side of one ...

Triple Homicide Under Investigation in Maplewood

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - Authorities are investigating a triple homicide that occurred in Maplewood, announced Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn A. Murray and Maplewood Police Chief Robert Cimino on Sunday, Jan. 29.

Three people, two men and a woman, were found dead in a Maplewood apartment on Sunday. At about 11:45 a.m., the Maplewood Fire Department responded to an apartment on Van ...

Video Point View's Dietze Says 'Bright' Earnings Needed to Support Robust Valuations

February 17, 2017

Point View Wealth Management's Founder, President, and Chief Investment Strategist, David Dietze, appeared live on CNBC on the role of earnings in driving stocks higher:

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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 ...

The Go Fresh Market in Springfield has been Shuttered by Authorities

SPRINGFIELD, NJ - On a visit to Echo Plaza in Springfield it was noticed that Go Fresh Market had not opened at 10 a.m. on Monday morning. On closer inspection it became obvious why the store was closed  and wouldn’t open any time soon. 

There was a posted notice on the door dated February 1, 2017 from Union County Court House.  It was an eviction notice for Eden ...

TAPinto Crushes Monthly Readership Record: 809,024 Readers in January 2017

TAPinto.net, a network of 61 franchised online hyperlocal news sites in New Jersey and New York, marked the beginning of 2017 with a record month of traffic in January.   

January also marked the launch of TAPinto Newark, which -- out of the gate -- broke the story of a bishop being assaulted in a cathedral in Newark.  The article was picked up by ABC, NBC, CBS, the ...

Millburn Students Provide Academic Assistance to Students from Covenant House Shelter

February 20, 2017

Millburn, New Jersey -- Under the auspices of The Outreach Movement, Millburn High School Students, Adam Liu, Mohar Kalra, Chris Sun and Bill Zhang are working together to reach out to disadvantaged students living in the Newark area. Millburn High School teacher Anna Kleshelskaya is the club moderator.

The Outreach Movement is a branch of the organization that started in Plano, Texas. It is a ...

Bridges Outreach's Eighth Annual 'Teens Tackle Homelessness' Conference Held March 4

SUMMIT, NJ - An event that is created by and for high school students, Bridges Outreach will hold its 8th Annual 'Teen Tackle Homelessness' Conference on March 4 at Kent Place School.

Speakers will include teens from Covenant House and the Emergency Residency Program at the Newark YMCA who have experienced homelessness. In addition, interactive workshops will illustrate what ...

Operation Shoebox New Jersey Commemorates 12th Anniversary, Invites Volunteers to Feb. 18 Packing Event

 

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Operation Shoebox New Jersey will commemorate its 12th anniversary at the VFW, 600 Washington Ave., Manville on Feb. 18, 2017 and invites all volunteers to help assemble care packages for shipment overseas to deployed US troops around the world.

The volunteer organization, based in Hillsborough and Somerville, expects to pack 1,200 or more care ...

Five Agents from Towne Realty Group win the 2017 Five Star Professional Award

February 16, 2017

SHORT HILLS, NJ - Five agents from Towne Realty Group received the Five Star Professionals Award for 2017. Five Star Professional conducted research to determine the real estate agents in a given market area, who rated highest in overall satisfaction. As part of an in-depth research process, real estate agents were evaluated by their customers and real estate industry professionals based on ...

Metro YMCA Ranked in Top 5 Percent of US Nonprofits by Nation’s Largest Charity Evaluator

February 5, 2017

LIVINGSTON, NJ — For the sixth-consecutive year, the nation’s largest charity evaluator awarded the Metropolitan YMCA of the Oranges its top rating on Wednesday in recognition of the organization’s sound fiscal management and commitment to accountability and transparency.

“Only 5 percent of the charities we evaluate have received at least six consecutive ...

Chatham Mom Continues Her "Cycle for Survival" to Battle Rare Cancers

CHATHAM, NJ - Kelly Leach once ran a marathon with a cancerous tumor in her body without even knowing it.

The Chatham Township mother of two now participates in a "marathon" of fundraising events to fight rare cancer diseases with a nationwide team who "Cycle for Survival," benefiting the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.

Last year, Leach's spin team ...

New Jersey Leads The Way In Helping to Combat Infant Mortality

MILLBURN, NJ - The United States has a staggering infant mortality rate, with 6.5 infant deaths per 1,000 births, landing at 23rd behind other industrialized nations. Finland pioneered a unique program over 80 years ago that has driven their infant mortality rate to 1.3 deaths per 1,000 births, and it all comes in a simple cardboard box. In tandem with The Baby Box Company, New Jersey is the ...

JCP&L Shares Tips on How to Safely Operate a Backup Generator

February 16, 2017

Backup generators can provide an emergency power supply, enabling you to keep important equipment running during a power outage. It’s important to make sure generators are properly installed and operated to prevent health and safety risks for you and our crews.

Safely Installing a Generator
Before installing your backup generator, follow all instructions in the manufacturer's ...

The Transformation of Morristown's 'The Abbey' Underway for 2017 Mansion in May

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Local designers have begun transforming Alnwick Hall-The Abbey for this year's Mansion In May Designer Showroom.  Alnwick Hall, known in recent years as The Abbey, was once the residence of Edward Peter Meany and his wife, Rosalie Behr. The brick mansion, designed for the Meanys by architect, Percy Griffin, and built between 1903 and 1904, was modeled after various ...

Essex County Enacts Code Blue to Provide Shelter During Winter Weather

February 8, 2017

ESSEX COUNTY AREA, NJ — Essex County’s “Code Blue” procedures are being activated from 4 p.m. on Wednesday to 9 a.m. on Friday due to extreme cold weather and snow in the forecast.

Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo, Jr. and Essex County Sheriff Armando Fontoura said providing the homeless residents with a warm place to stay during extreme weather conditions ...

Former President of The Essex County Sheriff’s PBA Charged With Theft

NEWARK, NJ - The former president of the Essex County Sheriff’s Officers PBA Local 183, Christopher Tyminski for using a PBA issued credit card to pay for over $14,000 in repairs to his personal vehicle. None of the allegations involve Mr. Tyminski’s official capacity within the Essex County Sheriff’s Department, according to a statement made by  Acting Essex ...

Pedestrian Struck and Killed In Newark

NEWARK, 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 Homicide/Major Crimes Task Force are investigating a pedestrian fatality.

Yesterday at approximately 2:35 pm, in the vicinity of Warwick and Adams Street, a Nissan Titan pickup ...

Springfield's Cannon Hall House is Open to Public Sunday, a Letter from George Washington will be on Display

February 17, 2017

SPRINGFIELD, NJ – Hit by a cannon ball, it survived the Revolutionary War.  Sunday, there is the Springfield Historical Society Open House at the Cannon Ball House. It will be open to the public from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.  A letter written by George Washington letter from Springfield will be on display.

The Cannon Ball House was built, many believe, around 1760.  It ...

Lance: White House Reopens for Public Tours

WASHINGTON, D.C. --- Congressman Leonard Lance (NJ-07) today announced that the White House Visitors Office will resume public tours of the White House on March 7th.

“Every year many families from New Jersey travel to visit our Nation’s Capital and enjoy the historic monuments, scenery and national treasurers that Washington, D.C. has to offer.  I am pleased the Trump ...

New Jersey State Forest Fire Seasonal Prescribed Burning Program Underway

TRENTON, NJ – The New Jersey State Forest Fire Service advises residents that its seasonal prescribed burning program – which reduces wildfire risks by burning away the buildup of undergrowth, fallen trees and branches, leaves, pine needles and other debris on forest floors – is
under way. Residents are advised that they may see large plumes of smoke in areas where these ...

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Senior Rabbi of B'nai Jeshurun of Short Hills Leads 50 Adults to Israel

SHORT HILLS, NJ - Congregation B’nai Jeshurun’s Senior Rabbi, Matthew D. Gewirtz, led a group of 50 adults to Israel in early November. In addition to touring, the trip included Adult B’nai Mitzvah services and discussions with local leaders on various aspects of life in Israel.

Rabbi Gewirtz began his tenure as the Senior Rabbi of Congregation B’nai Jeshurun in ...

Cora Hartshorn Arboretum Fundraising for New Exhibit in Historic Stone House

February 20, 2017

SHORT HILLS, NJ - The Cora Hartshorn Arboretum, a very special 16-acre nature conservancy located in Millburn/Short Hills, a peaceful but wonderfully dynamic nature sanctuary with remarkable historical significance dating back to the very early roots of our community. It’s a beautiful place to walk, run, hike, explore, camp and spend great family time together in a delightfully unique ...

Rash of Burglaries to Motor Vehicles in Millburn; Residents Advised to Remain Vigilant and Lock Cars

February 14, 2017

On February 7, 2017, Millburn Police Officer Beyer responded to the Madewell store at The Mall at Short Hills on a forgery report. Madewell personnel report a black female wearing a black jacket used 2 counterfeit $100.00 bills to purchase a pair of jeans. The incident is under investigation by the Millburn Police Detective Bureau.

On February 7, 2017, Millburn Police Officer Shanahan ...

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Tue, February 21, 7:30 PM

Town Hall - Committee Room, Millburn

Township Committee Meeting

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Wed, February 22, 6:00 PM

Maplecrest Ford Lincoln, Union

Networking...Exploring the Why and How... Both in ...

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Wed, February 22, 8:00 PM

Ricalton's Village Tavern, South Orange

Roll Call Comedy Lab at Ricalton's Village Tavern

Food & Drink

Millburn Library Seeks Book Donations

February 20, 2017

The Friends of the Millburn Free Public Library is seeking donations for its annual book sale fundraiser to be held on Saturday, April 2 and Sunday, April 3, 2017. Donations will be accepted at the library until Saturday, March 25.

The group is accepting all hardcover, paperback and children's books, CDs and DVDs. Due to space limitations, no textbooks, encyclopedias, ...

Flute Student Brings Performing Arts School’s Mission Statement to Life With Instrument Donation

BERKELEY HEIGHTS—Wharton Institute for the Performing Arts (WIPA) has been a fixture in the Berkeley Heights community for close to a decade, with its Performing Arts School tucked off Snyder Avenue directly across from the Berkeley Heights Community Pool, but few local residents realize its connection to two other NJ towns—New Providence and Paterson. The Performing Arts School was ...

Millburn High School Limelight Players Present A Chorus Line, March 3 and 4

The Millburn High School Limelight Players present their spring musical, A Chorus Line, Friday, March 3 and Saturday, March 4 at 7:30 pm in the MHS Auditorium, 462 Millburn Ave, Millburn, NJ.
  
Tickets are available in advance for $15 for adults, $10 for students. Patrons may order and select seats at mhsnj.booktix.com. 
 
Winner of 9 TONY Awards, as well as the 1976 ...

Pure Barre Short Hills Announces 2017 Fitness Challenge

SHORT HILLS, NJ – Pure Barre, the largest and most established barre concept in North America, is pleased to announce the Set The Barre challenge, to help new and existing clients reach their 2017 health and fitness goals.

Whether you’re looking to switch up your fitness routine or start working out, Pure Barre can work with you to accomplish your new years resolutions. Designed to ...

The IRS Isn’t Calling

Receiving mail with the IRS listed in the envelope’s upper left corner induces fear in most people. Receiving a phone call with the IRS listed on caller ID is even scarier. Fear can cause you to act before you think—many people fall for criminal scams out of fear. Don’t be one of them.

Bottom line: The IRS does not phone taxpayers or communicate via email. The IRS does not ...