Deerfield Elementary Holiday Concert Dazzles

December 5, 2016

SHORT HILLS, NJ - Deerfield students took the stage and dazzled the audience with songs celebrating the holiday season in all its diversity on Friday evening. Though sunny and pleasant outside, art teacher Michele White and the fourth-grade art club transformed the stage into a winter wonderland. 

Music teacher Courtney Nelson produced the show and worked with the children to create the ...

Ed Foundation of Millburn-Short Hills Welcoming Author R.J. Palacio




The Education Foundation of Millburn-Short Hills is proud to present an educational and inspiring event with appeal for both children and adults. R.J. Palacio, the #1 NY Times best-selling author ...

Millburn Township Superintendent Update

MILLBURN, NJ - I know that student stress, homework, over scheduling are on the minds of many parents. I do want you to know that these issues have been on our minds also, and we are working to address these concerns in our schools.

During the last few years these topics have been a focus of the Strategic Plan Student Implementation Team chaired by High School English Department Chair Jessica ...

U.S. Congressman Lance Announce Passage of Cures Act

December 1, 2016

WASHINGTON, D.C. --- Congressman Leonard Lance (NJ-07) today hailed passage of the 21st Century Cures Act in the U.S. House.  Lance, the chair of the Congressional Rare Disease Caucus and a member of the Energy and Commerce Health Committee, praised the landmark bill which has been two years in the making:

“This legislation is for anyone who has lost a loved one from cancer, ...

Millburn Township Committee to Discuss Board/Committee Appointments; Volunteers Sought

MILLBURN, NJ - The Millburn Township Committee will hold a Special Meeting on Tuesday, December 6, 2016 at 6:30 p.m., prior to the Regular Session Meeting, for the purpose of conducting a closed session to discuss 2017 Board/Committee Appointments. 

Volunteers are sought for 13 committees and boards to serve Millburn Township in a wide range of capacities from arts to ...

Millburn Township Included in New Jersey Drought Warning; 'The Becoming More Critical' Says NJ Environmental Commish

SHORT HILLS, NJ – Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner Bob Martin signed an administrative order designating drought warnings in 14 New Jersey counties, to include Essex County. The warning impacts roughly two thirds of the state, stretching from Ocean County to Sussex and all the counties in between.

Millburn Township officials are encouraging residents to heed the ...

Photo Coverage: Snowflake Parade Comes to Downtown Millburn

December 7, 2016

MILLBURN, NJ – Downtown Millburn’s wider sidewalks came just in time to accommodate the large crowd that gathered for the 33rd annual Snowflake Parade. This popular Millburn tradition heralds in the holidays with festive costumes, music and, of course, Santa Claus.

Over 30 organizations participated in this year’s parade led by Millburn Township’s mayor Ted Bourke and ...

Review: Ben Platt Gives Tony Award-Winning Performance in 'Dear Evan Hansen'

NEW YORK CITY - I want to tell you everything about Dear Evan Hansen, the new Broadway musical that just opened at The Music Box theater. But I also want to tell you nothing about Dear Evan Hansen, because I don’t want to spoil anything. Let’s see how I can do this…

Dear Evan Hansen is about an anxious, painfully shy high school senior whose ...

Paper Mill's U.S. Premier of 'The Bodyguard, The Musical' Sneak Peak Video

MILLBURN, NJ - Paper Mill Playhouse, recipient of the 2016 Regional Theatre Tony Award, presents the North American premiere of the hit new musical The Bodyguard based on the Warner Bros. film. The cast features Alex Corrado as Tony Scibelli, Rachel’s personal security guard, Charles Gray as manager Bill Devaney, Jonathan Hadley as publicist Sy ...

Ice Hockey: Millburn Edges Scotch Plains-Fanwood, 2-1

December 6, 2016

ROSELLE, NJ - Spencer Brown scored one goal and assisted on the other as Millburn defeated Scotch Plains-Fanwood, 2-1, in ice hockey Tuesday night at Warinanco Rink.

Millburn (2-0-1) scored in the first and third periods. Andy Fresen scored with an assist by Alec Stupp for the Millers.

Gabe Nadell turned in another strong game in goal for Millburn, saving 26 of the 27 shots he faced.

Boys Ice Hockey: Millburn Ties Nutley, 3-3

WEST ORANGE, NJ - The Millburn High School ice hockey team has opened its season with a victory and a tie.

On the heels of a 2-1 victory over Livingston on opening night on Friday, the Millers skated to a 3-3 tie with Nutley on Monday night. Alex Stupp scored two goals for Millburn, which held a 3-1 lead early in the third period before Nutley rallied to tie the contest.

Charles Palmer also ...

Millburn Hockey Freezes Arch Rival Livingston

WEST ORANGE, NJ - The Millburn ice hockey team opened the season with a statement win against archrival Livingston on Friday night at Codey Arena. Livingston has dominated the heated rivalry winning 9 of the last 11 meetings against the Millers. The Millers entered the game with a chip on their shoulder after being swept by the Lancers in last year’s season series, including a devastating ...

Millburn Police Cracking Down on Drinking and Driving

November 29, 2016

MILLBURN, NJ - Law enforcement officials from Millburn will be cracking down on drivers impaired by alcohol or drugs as part of the annual end of year “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” statewide campaign.  Beginning December 9, 2016 and continuing through January 1, 2017, local and state law enforcement officials will conduct saturation patrols and sobriety checkpoints looking for ...

Scam Alert: Police Warn Residents About New Phone, Social Media Threats

SHORT HILLS, NJ - Police are alerting area residents to a phone call and text scam wherein some residents have received threatening phone calls and text messages during which an unknown caller demands money in exchange for the protection of a family member from harm or public embarrassment.

During these phone calls and messages, residents have reported that the caller will claim ...

Video: Point View's Petrides Indicates Volatile Variables Could Spoil Market's Momentum

December 4, 2016

Point View Wealth Management Managing Director and Portfolio Manager, John Petrides, live on CNBC from 30 Rock discussing potential near-term risks to the market:

Point View Wealth Management, Inc. works with families in Summit and beyond, providing customized portfolio management services and comprehensive financial planning, to develop and ...

Audio: Point View's Dietze Tells Marketplace Potential Trump Tax Reforms Affect Investment Strategies

Point View Wealth Management Founder, President, and Chief Investment Strategist, David Dietze, spoke live to Marketplace's Nancy Marshall-Genzer on investment strategies in light of potential tax reform by the incoming administration:

Point View Wealth Management, Inc. works with families in Summit and beyond, providing customized portfolio ...

Video: Point View's Petrides Provides Comments on Stocks and Market Outlook

Point View Wealth Management Managing Director and Portfolio Manager, John Petrides, appeared live on BNN, taking questions from viewers, discussing over 15 different stocks, offering top ideas, and commenting on the market outlook  and undervalued sectors:

Point View Wealth Management, Inc. works with families in Summit and beyond, ...

New Eyes for the Needy in Short Hills Receives $100,000 Matching Gift from Anonymous Donor

December 6, 2016

SHORT HILLS, NJ - New Eyes for the Needy, a Short Hills based non-profit, has received a substantial matching gift for donations received in the year-end fund raising appeal. An anonymous donor will match all donations received through January, 2017 (up to $100,000).

Founded in 1932, New Eyes has been able to assist over 8 million children and adults in financial need live better lives through ...

Glenwood School Student in Short Hills Uses Birthday as an Opportunity to Give Back

SHORT HILLS, NJ - One of the youngest members of the Millburn Township community is leading the way in giving back. Nine year old Ella Culligan used her birthday last month as an opportunity to support Kick for Nick; a charity focused on bringing soccer balls to underprivileged children around the globe. Culligan penned a heartfelt letter asking for donations instead of gifts for ...

Short Hills Resident Mentors Inner City NJ Students Through the Student/Partner Alliance

SUMMIT, NJ - Summit-based Student / Partner Alliance (S/PA), which supports inner city high school students in New Jersey with private school tuition assistance and mentoring to increase their chances for college admission and scholarships, hosted their annual fall community service event at the Community FoodBank of NJ.

“This is a perfect time of year for the students to ...

Temple Beth Shalom Hosts Annual Interfaith Thanksgiving Celebration

November 27, 2016

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Temple Beth Shalom in Livingston celebrated its annual Interfaith Thanksgiving program on Sunday, a celebration that Mayor Al Anthony said he loves because it’s “always a testament to who we are as a community.” 

“The residents of Livingston and we on the council have always embraced diversity, tolerance and acceptance and have ...

Youth Service Project at Short Hills Church Teach the Meaning Of Thanksgiving and Have Fun Doing It

SHORT HILLS, NJ - This past Sunday, thirty-six youth gathered at Community Congregational Church in Short Hills for a “Pilgrim Party,” where they partook in a special Thanksgiving-themed breakfast, played games like “Pin the Hat on the Turkey,” and learned a song about thanks to sing at Family Worship later that morning, while adorned with pilgrim hats and bonnets.

SHORT HILLS, NJ - This season, Community Congregational Church in Short Hills is holding a Thanksgiving meal sponsorship program, which provides the ingredients for a full Thanksgiving dinner to a family in Irvington for every $25 donation received. Since the program’s launch at the beginning of November, over forty meals have already been sponsored.

Just five miles outside of Short ...

Cookie-Palooza: Old-Fashioned Swedish Spritz Cookies

December 3, 2016

MILLBURN, NJ - A family favorite for generations, as a child this recipe seemed to involve an entire afternoon of mixing, coloring, pushing through the cookie press, baking, and decorating.

As it is with many other experiences from childhood, the reality as an adult is a bit different: these cookies are actually very simple and easy to make. With today’s unique product ...

Millburn Library Hosts Holiday Cookie Swap

MILLBURN, NJ - The holidays are a time for traditions and spreading the joy of the season, and the Millburn Free Public Library is doing just that hosting a Holiday Cookie Swap on Monday, December 12, from 1-2pm in the auditorium. This event allows community members a chance to give and receive delicious treats and enjoy sharing recipes with others. Whether its a treasured family favorite or ...

ShopRite in Millburn Launches Free Fruit Program

MILLBURN, NJ – ShopRite in Millburn is giving away fruit to its customers thanks to a new program to encourage kids to enjoy healthier snacks.  As part of the program, kids 12 and under will receive a free banana or clementine while shopping with a parent or guardian. The fruits will be located in the produce aisle, and the program will be overseen by each store’s individual ...

Nearly 1.25 Million New Jerseyans Expected to Travel Over Thanksgiving

November 22, 2016

NEW JERSEY -- AAA Travel forecasts 48.7 million Americans, including nearly 1.25 million in New Jersey, will journey 50 miles or more from home during the Thanksgiving holiday. That’s one million more travelers than last year, representing a 1.9 percent increase over 2015, and the most Thanksgiving holiday travelers since 2007, when 50 million people traveled.

This year’s ...

A Trip to Stars Hallow

Stars Hollow, Connecticut is not just a fictional town in the television show, Gilmore Girls; it happens to be just about 25 miles north of Marist College. The cozy town of Rhinebeck, New York is the closest fans of the show will get to living a day in the life of Lorelai and Rory Gilmore.

On the sidewalks adorned with vintage trees, small shops and restaurants stand, each with their own, ...

#AskHer Sparks First-Ever Mammograms

November 21, 2016

SUMMIT, NJ - Atlantic Health System has launched the #AskHer Campaign to encourage women to have a mammogram and has established a dedicated phone number and website in conjunction with a campaign to remind women to make breast health a priority.

Atlantic Health System established a dedicated phone number, 1-844-343-3540 and web, and added 1,200 ...

Meadowbrook Country Day Camp’s New Owners Continue Hallmarked Traditions and Integrate New Ones

LONG VALLEY, NJ – For the past 27 years, the parents of campers at Meadowbrook Country Day Camp in Long Valley, NJ have dropped their child off feeling confident that he or she is safe, nurtured and provided with many opportunities to have fun and make friends daily, according to new owners Dan Millman and George Stein.

Millman and Stein have said that with ...

Overlook and Other Atlantic Health Facilities Part of Local Hospital Contingent Agreeing to Replenish Police-Administered Naloxone Supplies Countywide

SUMMIT, NJ -- Overlook Medical Center in Summit and other Atlantic Health System hospitals are part of group of local hospitals that have agreed to replenish the police-administered naloxone supplies of all law enforcement agencies countywide free of charge, providing streamlined access to the medication that reverses the effects of otherwise potentially fatal drug overdoses.

The ...

White House Gardens Presentation with Garden Historian Marta McDowell

November 29, 2016

Please join the Hanson Park Conservancy on Tuesday, January 17 at 7:30 p.m. as we welcome Marta McDowell, author of All the Presidents’ Gardens at the Cranford Community Center.  If you love history or gardening, you will love this program!  Garden historian, Marta McDowell will take us on an entertaining journey through our nation’s history as seen through the ...

Greenwood Gardens Hosts Festive Hands On Workshops

MILLBURN, NJ - Greenwood Gardens is hosting a variety of festive workshops in December to help you create stunning centerpieces, wreaths, garlands and sculptures to take your holiday decorating from mundane to awe inspiring. 

The artistic styling of Italian artist Luca della Robbia serves as inspiration to create sculptures combining vibrant fresh fruits, leaves, ...

Four Easy Care Gardening Trends for the Holiday Season

NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - Dress up the holidays or give gifts that continue giving throughout the year with these low maintenance gardening trends. Just add a little fun, classic beauty or style to make it even more memorable now and throughout the year.

Terrariums.  These mini greenhouses continue to grow in popularity and are perfect for new or timid gardeners. Just plant a few small ...

Sea Turtle Recovery Center Coming to the Turtle Back Zoo

November 19, 2016

WEST ORANGE, NJ – Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. announced a partnership with the non-profit Sea Turtle Recovery from Northfield, N.J., to operate the Prudential Sea Turtle Recovery Center at Essex County Turtle Back Zoo. Currently, under construction, the Sea Turtle Recovery Center is the first facility of its kind in New Jersey, will enable Turtle Back to enhance its ...

Essex County Kip's Castle Holiday Candlelight Tour

VERONA, NJ - Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. invites the public to take a Holiday Candlelight Tour of Essex County Kip’s Castle to view the stained glass Tiffany windows and learn the history of this hidden gem.

Dates: Tuesdays, November 29 & December 6, 13, 20, 27 Thursdays, December 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 Saturdays, December 3, 10, 17 (Closed on December 24 & ...

Essex County Announces Annual Sustainable Homes and Habitats Gingerbread Contest

Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. invites the public to participate in the 2016 Sustainable Homes and Habitats Gingerbread Contest at the Essex County Environmental Center. The contest is free and there are a variety of categories in which participants can compete. The deadline to register is Saturday, December 3rd and all entries must be delivered on Saturday, December 3rd or ...

Woman's Body Found in Orange Township

December 6, 2016

ORANGE, NJ - The dead body of an unidentified woman was found today in a vacant home in Orange, announced acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn A. Murray and Orange Police Director Todd Warren.

At about 10:35 a.m., Orange police officers were dispatched to a vacant home in the 300 block of Highland Avenue on a report of an unresponsive person. Arriving officers discovered the body of an ...

New Jersey’s Own Brendan Fletcher Reaches Top 8 on NBC’s “The Voice”; Sings Mon. Dec 5

LOS ANGELES, CA- “And though the course may change sometimes, rivers always reach the sea” – Led Zepplin, Ten Years Gone

After years of changing his course, living in NJ, Boston, Brooklyn, and Charleston, all while singing in small local bars, at open mic nights, and working as a bartender to make ends meet, Randolph NJ’s Brendan Fletcher always believed ...

Maplewood Man Arrested in Orange Double Murders and Shooting

ORANGE, NJ – Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn A. Murray and Orange Police Director Todd Warren announced today that Stevenson Valentin, age 28, of Maplewood has been charged and arrested in connection with the murders of Marcus Milien, age 1 and Morlens Milice, age 21; and the shooting of two others which occurred on November 3, 2016 on Cleveland Avenue in the City of Orange, New ...

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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 ...

Millburn/Short Hills Youth Baseball Registration Ends This Friday

December 6, 2016

2017 League Registration ends this week! Boys and Girls are welcome!

Youth League (First Grade through Age 12) and Senior League (Ages 12-15) Registration is now live at Visit the league website for details. Youth League Registration closes THIS FRIDAY - 12/9! 

Final In-Person Registration Session This Saturday

If you are NEW to the league (Welcome!), ...

Thank You Millburn Veterans!

November 10, 2016

Dear TAPinto Millburn/Short Hills Editor,

The Millburn High School SAVe Warriors Club wants to thank each and every veteran who joined us on Tuesday, November 8, 2016 at Millburn High School for lunch. It was truly an honor to host you, shake your hands and express our gratitude for serving our great country.

We would also like to thank Dr. Burton, Dr. Miron, Mr. Friedrich and the wonderful ...

Upcoming Events


Wed, December 7, 9:30 AM


Oak Knoll Lower School Open House



Wed, December 7, 12:00 PM

South Orange Performing Arts Center, South Orange


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Wed, December 7, 4:30 PM


Oak Knoll Upper School Tours



Wed, December 7, 7:00 PM

Education Center, Millburn

Special Services & Autism NJ Parent Workshop: ...


Modern Parenting Expert Dr. Lisa Miller to Speak at B'nai Jeshurun

December 6, 2016

We are so excited and honored to host Lisa Miller at Congregation B’nai Jeshurun, this Thursday, December 8th at 7:00 pm.  Dr. Miller is an outstanding speaker who is extremely inspiring.  She has appeared on CNN, Fox News, MSNBC and Weekday Today as a leading psychologist and an expert in her field. In her presentation, Lisa Miller’s words are thought provoking and profound ...

Modern Parenting Expert Dr. Lisa Miller to Speak at B'nai Jeshurun

We are so excited and honored to host Lisa Miller at Congregation B’nai Jeshurun, this Thursday, December 8th at 7:00 pm.  Dr. Miller is an outstanding speaker who is extremely inspiring.  She has appeared on CNN, Fox News, MSNBC and Weekday Today as a leading psychologist and an expert in her field. In her presentation, Lisa Miller’s words are thought provoking and profound ...

Millburn Recreation Message for Basketball Parents

MILLBURN, NJ - The Millburn Recreation Department would like to remind everyone of the statement posted on the basketball registration forms and on CommunityPass registration.

TEAM ASSIGNMENT and SPECIAL REQUESTS – Team assignments are made according to the skill level of the program’s participants in an effort to maintain balanced teams.  Special requests for ...

Vehicle Vandalized in Short Hills Apartment Complex

December 6, 2016

On November 29, 2016 Millburn Police Officer Royce stopped a 2010 Toyota on Glen/Marion for an inoperable headlight. The investigation led to the arrest of the 55 year old driver Laquentin Walker out of Teaneck on an outstanding traffic warrant out of Deptford. Mr. Walker was released with a new court date.

On November 30, 2016 Millburn Police Officer Royce stopped a 2012 Dodge Charger on Rt ...

Millburn/Short Hills Chamber to Host Business Cocktail Networking Event in Downtown Millburn

MILLBURN, NJ – The Millburn/Short Hills Chamber of Commerce is the preeminent organization to advocate and promote business in Millburn Township. The Chamber organizes events throughout the year to bring together business people and organizations interested in making Millburn a vibrant community to live and work.

Led by Chamber president Rick Davis, a Millburn resident and CFO at St.

Beckerman’s Theory of Everything

Any armchair theoretical physicist knows that Stephen Hawking has pursued a lifelong quest to come up with a Theory of Everything. This all-encompassing theory would tie together general relativity (large scale and high mass galaxies, stars, etc), quantum theory (quantum mechanics, quarks, atoms, subatomic particles), and Newtonian physics (gravity on small bodies, gas laws, electromagnetism) to ...

Q/A with New Owners of Meadowbrook Country Day Camp

Recently, the owners of Meadowbrook Country Day Camp, Dan Milman and George Stein, took part in a fun Question and Answer session. Below are the questions and their responses. To learn more about Milman, Stein and Meadowbrook, click here to read a recent article that ran on


George: A six lb.