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Millburn Board of Education Meeting Reminder and Agenda

June 18, 2018

MILLBURN TOWNSHIP PUBLIC SCHOOLS Millburn, New Jersey
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REGULAR MEETING

Millburn Township Board of Education Tuesday, June 19, 2018
7:45 PM – EDUCATION CENTER


CALL TO ORDER


SILENT COUNT OF BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT


ANNOUNCEMENT OF MEETING NOTICE

On May 26, 2017, a notice of this meeting was transmitted to the Board of Education ...

Millburn Girl Up Club Join Community to Host a Successful Fundraiser

MILLBURN, NJ - The Millburn High School (MHS) Girl Up Club is making a difference as they raised awareness, and $1500, with their most recent event, hosting a walk for the Global 5K Walk. Millburn High School students came together hosting the event on June 10 at the South Mountain Recreation Complex Waterfront. Over 40 member of the community came out to the walk and ...

Applications to Rutgers Jumps Nearly 10 percent; Increase From Out-of-State Students

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Applications to Rutgers University this year increased 9.4 percent over last year, university President Robert Barchi told the Board of Governors at a meeting this week.

The university received nearly 45,000 applications this year, Barchi said.

That included a 20 percent increase in the number of students from outside New Jersey applying to Rutgers, the university ...

Millburn Township Committee Meeting Reminder and Agenda

June 18, 2018

AGENDA
MILLBURN TOWNSHIP COMMITTEE JUNE 19, 2018 – REGULAR SESSION: 7:30 PM

Open Meeting Statement
Salute to the Flag
ROLL CALL: SDL ( ), JBL ( ), JLR ( ), DTE ( ), CHB ( )
Approval of Agenda
Proclamation: Greenwood Gardens
Personnel: Confirm promotion of and appointment of Police Officer(s) Resolutions 18-165 and 18-166
County Representative
Reports
Presentation: New ...

Students Lead ‘Die-In’ at Congressman Lance’s Westfield Office; One Arrested

WESTFIELD, NJ — Seventeen-year-old Summit High School student Ben Schachter was taken away in handcuffs Tuesday during a gun safety “die-in” protest led by local high school students at Congressman Leonard Lance's Westfield office. Lance was not present at the office at the time.

“We are organizing this ‘die-in’ at Congressman Lance’s ...

Millburn Township Taking Steps to Reduce Contamination in Recycling Stream

MILLBURN, NJ - Giordano Co., Millburn Township’s solid waste and recycling hauler, will no longer accept plastic bags in curbside recycling collections. All recyclables in plastic bags will be left at the curb. If a collection is left curbside it is the owner’s responsibility to move items into a container specifically labeled for recycling.

Although single-use plastic ...

Sports Betting Is Off And Running in New Jersey

June 14, 2018

OCEANPORT, NJ — Governor Phil Murphy officially ushered in sports betting in New Jersey when he made the initial wager at Monmouth Park  on June 14.

Governor Murphy, an avid soccer fan who has called ESPN’s “Sportscenter” his favorite show, placed the first bet  — $20 on Germany to win the World Cup. He also bet $20 on the N.J. Devils to ...

Second Year of Maplewood South Orange Book Festival Brings Authors and Readers Together

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - Anna Quindlen. Rosemary Wells. Keith Hernandez. Tayari Jones. These are just a few of the authors who were speakers at the Second Annual Maplewood South Orange Book Festival on Saturday.

The book festival, which attracted about 2,000 attendees according to organizers, had a full day of author panels covering a wide range of topics that included "#MeToo: From ...

New Jersey Governor Signs Sports Betting Legislation

TRENTON, NJ — Operators of Monmouth Park and other race tracks have been champing at the bit to start accepting bets on sports other than its own horse racing.

The track is one step closer to doing so as on June 11, Governor Phil Murphy signed Assembly Bill 4111, allowing sports betting at New Jersey casinos and racetracks for certain professional and collegiate sports or athletic ...

Softball: Millburn Duo Named to All-Conference First Team

June 14, 2018

MILLBURN, NJ - Two players from Millburn High School have been named to the Super Essex Conference All-Liberty Division First Team.

Helen Casey and Kaitlyn Miller both were honored as first-teamers. Casey's prolific offensive season included a .429 batting average, seven home runs, 35 RBI, and a total of 21 extra-base hits. Miller swatted 13 doubles and batted .417.

Two Millburn ...

Millburn's Serruto Rejects Reds, Opts for Rutgers

MILLBURN, NJ - Peter Serruto won't be going pro just yet.

The senior catcher from Millburn, who was selected in the 22d round of the Major League Baseball Amateur Draft last week by the Cincinnati Reds, will not sign a professional contract.

Instead, Serruto, heralded for his exceptional defensive skills behind the plate, has decided to make good on his previous commitment to attend ...

Springfield’s Anthony Cioffi’s Dream Realized, Now a Member of CFL’s Ottawa Redblacks

SPRINGFIELD, NJ - The second journey has been made a reality for Springfield’s hometown hero.

Just a little over nine months ago, former Rutgers and Jonathan Dayton football standout Anthony Cioffi was released on the final day of roster cut downs from the National Football League’s Oakland Raiders on September 2.

On Sunday, Cioffi (No. 35) officially became a member of the ...

Bus Accident in Livingston Kills One Wednesday

May 17, 2018

LIVINGSTON, NJ - Livingston police are investigating a fatal bus accident in the township Wednesday afternoon.

The police department has confirmed a death in the accident, which occurred shortly before 1:30 p.m. near the intersection of Latham Court and South Orange Avenue.

As of 4:30 p.m., detectives were still on the scene investigating the crash. A full report has not yet been released ...

Saint Barnabas and Margie Heller Named Business and Civic Leader of the Year

June 14, 2018

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Honored for their contributions to the community over the past year, Saint Barnabas Medical Center (SBMC) and Margie Heller, administrative director of community health and outreach at SBMC, were recognized as the 2018 Business of the Year and Civic Leader of the Year at the Livingston Area Chamber of Commerce (LACC) Awards Dinner held on Thursday at the Westminster ...

Old Saks Fifth Avenue Property Key Topic at Springfield Township Committee Workshop Meeting

SPRINGFIELD, NJ - Monday evening at town hall, the Springfield Township Committee met for a workshop session agenda meeting. The purpose of the meeting was for discussion around the topics that would be appearing on the agenda for the township council meeting on Tuesday, June 12. One of the major topics discussed at the meeting was a plan that the committee hopes will begin to resolve the ...

Out of the Garage and Into Thousands of NJ Homes

When Albert Perri was discharged from the U.S. Army almost 50 years ago - after, according to family lore, a chance meeting with singer Elvis Presley while Perri was stationed in Germany - he began working in the heating and air conditioning industry.

In 1971, Perri elected to branch off in that industry on his own - working out of his garage and getting administrative help from his wife, ...

Millburn Girl Up Club Join Community to Host a Successful Fundraiser

June 18, 2018

MILLBURN, NJ - The Millburn High School (MHS) Girl Up Club is making a difference as they raised awareness, and $1500, with their most recent event, hosting a walk for the Global 5K Walk. Millburn High School students came together hosting the event on June 10 at the South Mountain Recreation Complex Waterfront. Over 40 member of the community came out to the walk and ...

Saint Barnabas and Margie Heller Named Business and Civic Leader of the Year

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Honored for their contributions to the community over the past year, Saint Barnabas Medical Center (SBMC) and Margie Heller, administrative director of community health and outreach at SBMC, were recognized as the 2018 Business of the Year and Civic Leader of the Year at the Livingston Area Chamber of Commerce (LACC) Awards Dinner held on Thursday at the Westminster ...

Eagle Scout Project Yields Flag Retirement Facility in Springfield, Ceremony Thursday

SPRINGFIELD, NJ - Frankie Sarracino of Boy Scout Troop #73 of Springfield had an inspiration during his first camping trip.  He came with an idea for his Eagle Scout project.  It was to build a flag retirement facility at the Chisholm Community Center.

Only a few organizations are allowed to retire flags and the Boy Scouts are one of them..  Some others include the Girl Scouts, ...

Rocky Marchiano, Jr. Hosts Rocky Marciano Wine Tasting at Short Hills Par 440

June 3, 2018

SHORT HILLS, NJ - Rocky Marciano, Jr., the son of late boxing legend Rocky Marciano introduced his father's namesake wine at the PAR440 Restaurant and Lounge Thursday evening.  With vintage footage of Marciano's fights playing on the big screens, attendees enjoyed passed hors-d'oeuvres while sipping the premiering red vintage.

The wine was created in partnership with Cantina ...

Pub Night Kickoff for the 2018 Bob Miller Oyster Fest is June 20 at St. James's Gate

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - The Bob Miller Oyster Fest will be here in September, but Wednesday, June 20, is the night to get going and start the ball rolling for this year's event.

The kick-off event at St. James's Gate in Maplewood will feature guest and celebrity bartenders, swag for the Oyster Fest and the annual raffle. This year, as in the past, the main raffle is a trip for two ...

Watch the World Cup Games at St. James's Gate in Maplewood

The World Cup Games start on June 14, and St. James's Gate will be opening early for many of the games.

The games are scheduled to broadcast around 7 a.m. or 8 a.m., and St. James's will be open and offering morning specials and a full Irish breakfast.

All of the details about the exact schedule and menu will be announced ahead of the first game. Plan to have a fun ...

Millburn's President's Cup 5K Night Race is Monday, June 18

June 15, 2018

MILLBURN, NJ  - The Millburn-Short Hills Chamber of Commerce will host the 39th Annual Investors Bank President’s Cup Night Race on Monday, June 18, at 8 p.m.  Applications are available at Sneaker Factory at 308 Millburn Ave. or on-line at https://runsignup.com/Race/NJ/Millburn/InvestorsBankPresidentsCupNightRace.  Runners may also register in-person at the ...

Saint Barnabas and Margie Heller Named Business and Civic Leader of the Year

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Honored for their contributions to the community over the past year, Saint Barnabas Medical Center (SBMC) and Margie Heller, administrative director of community health and outreach at SBMC, were recognized as the 2018 Business of the Year and Civic Leader of the Year at the Livingston Area Chamber of Commerce (LACC) Awards Dinner held on Thursday at the Westminster ...

Overlook President Lieber Joins Imagine Leadership Council

MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ - Alan Lieber, President of Overlook Medical Center, has joined the Leadership Council of Imagine, a Center for Coping with Loss, the Mountainside-based nonprofit that offers free, year-round peer grief support for children, young adults and parents / guardians who have had a parent, sibling or child die, as well as support groups for caregivers of an adult or ...

Essex County Dedicates $100 million Schools of Technology campus in Newark

June 5, 2018

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ - Essex County Schools of Technology opened its newest campus Monday on the grounds of the former United Hospital Center in Newark's West Ward.

Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo was joined by a host of local, state and federal officials to dedicate the Essex County Donald M. Payne, Sr. School of Technology, a $100 million, three-story, 320,000-square-foot ...

Comedian Artie Lange Sentenced for Possession of Heroin

Comedian Artie Lange Sentenced to Probation for Possession of Heroin

NEWARK, NJ  – Acting Essex County Prosecutor Robert D. Laurino announced that comedian Artie Lange, 50, of Hoboken was sentenced to probation by the Honorable Nancy Sivilli, Judge of the Superior Court, after pleading guilty to possession of heroin.

Back in December 2017, Lange pled guilty to possession of ...

Essex County Recognizes National Gun Violence Awareness Day on June 2

NEWARK, NJ – During a special presentation on Wednesday, May 2, 2018, the Essex County Board of Chosen Freeholders proclaimed June 2, 2018, as “National Gun Violence Awareness Day” in Essex County.  The presentation took place at the Hall of Records in Newark, New Jersey.

District 4 Freeholder Leonard Luciano along with At-Large Freeholder President Brendan W. Gill ...

Prosecutor's Office Still Reviewing Footage from Incident at Bridgewater Commons Mall, Cannot Confirm Shots Fired

June 15, 2018

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - As of 11:30 a.m. Friday, the Somerset County Prosecutor's Office was still reviewing surveillance footage regarding the fight that broke out at the Bridgewater Commons Mall Thursday evening.

According to Det. Jeanne Trillhaase, with the Somerset County Prosecutor's Office, they cannot confirm that shots were fired in the mall, as they are still investigating ...

Chatham Middle School Student 'Struck' by Backhoe Walking to CMS; Precautionary Hospital Evaluation, Summons Issued

CHATHAM, NJ - A 14-year-old Chatham student was struck by a backhoe while walking on the sidewalk toward the Chatham Middle School on the morning of Tuesday, June 12, according to a report issued by the Chatham Borough Police Department.

The student was taken to Morristown Medical Center for a precautionary evaluation.

Chatham police responded to the call that came in at 7:36 a.m., ...

Hillsborough HS Teacher Suspended after Arrest for Alleged Sexual Relationship with Student

NEW BRUNSWICK , NJ - A Hillsborough High School English teacher has been suspended following his arrest for allegedly engaging in a sexual relationship with a 17-year-old female student during a five-month period earlier this year, according to Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew Carey.

Kenneth Shindle, 27, of Plainsboro, has been charged with two second-degree counts of endangering the welfare ...

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Millburn/Short Hills

Video: Scoutmaster Ken Fineran Street Dedication Ceremony

May 21, 2018

MILLBURN, NJ - Millburn Township and Boy Scout Troop 17 of St. Rose of Lima honored the life and accomplishments of late Scoutmaster Kenneth W. Fineran on Sunday, May 20. Troop 17 Scouts, in conjunction with Millburn Township and St. Rose of Lima Church.

Millburn Student's Bike Stolen, Millburn Police Investigating

June 12, 2018

On June 5, 2018 Millburn Police Officer Tavares responded to the Louis Vuitton store at The Mall at Short Hills on a theft report. Louis Vuitton personnel report a black male with dread locks wearing a black t-shirt, red shorts, black leggings, and white/red sneakers took two pairs of sunglasses valued at $870.00 and left the store without making payment. The incident is under investigation by ...

AtlantiCast

AtlantiCast: Episode 16

Summer is in the air, and the latest episode of AtlantiCast is ready to help you enjoy some fun outdoors while staying safe! This week’s episode opens with tips for sunscreen usage from Atlantic Health System’s Chief Medical and Academic Officer, Dr. Jan Schwarz-Miller. You’ll also learn about how Atlantic Health System is advancing the future of health care through ...

Get Empowered to Help Prevent Suicide

June 12, 2018

Over the past week social media and the news have been filled with stories and articles encouraging people to seek help if they’re in emotional distress. There have been countless articles about the need to break the silence around the topic of mental health and suicide, and I am encouraged by the support people are extending to others.

Often, the death by suicide by prominent ...

Upcoming Events

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Tue, June 19, 7:30 PM

Town Hall - Committee Room, Millburn

Township Committee Meeting

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Tue, June 19, 7:45 PM

Education Center, Millburn

Millburn Board of Education Meeting

Fri, June 22, 8:00 PM

Education Center, West Orange

Night Moves: Evening Guided Zoo Tours

Education Other

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Sun, June 24, 11:00 AM

Totowa

MakerFest 2018

NCJW/Essex Hosts The Five Stages of Career Transition with Motivational Speaker Frederica Peterson

June 18, 2018

LIVINGSTON, NJ -- On Tuesday, June 12, 2018, Frederica Peterson, Motivational Speaker and Career Coach, MA, CPC, ELI-MP, engaged nearly 50 women at the Linda and Rudy Slucker NCJW/Essex Center for Women about moving forward in one’s career and in life. Peterson examined how many women feel stuck and trapped in negative thoughts, but how with the right mindset it’s possible to ...

Millburn-Short Hills Democratic Committee Looking to Fill District Leader Spots

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ - The Millburn-Short Hills Democratic Committee is stronger than ever and proudly represents itself along with Essex County Executive Joseph Di Vincenzo and newly re-elected Essex County Democratic Chairman LeRoy Jones at the Essex County Democratic Reorganization meeting.

The local committee currently has a recorded 29 of 32 District Leader spots filled. We have a female ...

Canada Goose Retail Expansion Includes The Mall at Short Hills

CANADA GOOSE CONTINUES RETAIL EXPANSION, ANNOUNCES THREE NEW STORES IN NORTH AMERICA

From the Temperate West Coast to the Cool North East: Set to Open in Vancouver, Short Hills, and Montréal

 

TORONTO, ON – Canada Goose Holdings Inc. (NYSE: GOOS, TSX: GOOS), today announced the next phase of its global retail expansion, opening three stores this fall in Short ...

Cool Ways to Save Money This Summer

As the summer temperatures rise, home cooling costs rise as well. But there are ways to help save money without sweating the heat:

To increase your cooling system’s efficiency by as much as 20%, get it checked out for summer.  A technician will clean the condenser, make sure you have the optimal amount of refrigerant, and ensure the airflow over the coil is ...