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Millburn Announces Adapted Return to School Plan for Grades 5-12

October 19, 2020

MILLBURN, NJ — In her weekly update this past Friday, Superintendent Dr. Christine Burton announced the district’s adapted return to school plan for grades 5-12, beginning on November 9. The plans were adapted based on feedback from parents, staff, and state health professionals.

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Students on the hybrid plan will attend school in either an AM or PM ...

Niche.com Ranks Millburn High School Best Public High School in Essex County for 2021

MILLBURN, NJ — The school search platform Niche.com on Tuesday published its 2021 ranking of the best public high schools, placing Millburn High School at the top of the list of public high schools ranked in Essex County.

Niche.com gave Millburn High School an “A+” in academics, an “A+” for its teachers, an “A” for its clubs and ...

Millburn PTOC Hosts BOE Candidates Virtual Forum

MILLBURN, NJ — On Monday night, the Millburn Township PTO Conference hosted a virtual forum, giving the Board of Education candidates the chance to share their opinions and plans with the public.

There are four candidates running for three available three-year term seats. Three of the candidates are current members of the Board, including President Alex Zaltsman, Louie Shen, and Jamie ...

Senior Freeze Deadline Extended

October 25, 2020

We are very pleased that on October 22, 2020, the New Jersey Treasurer’s office extended the Senior Freeze filing deadline from November 2, 2020 to December 31, 2020.  This is a welcome development because many seniors were scrambling to meet the original date. 

Nevertheless, there is still a need for applications to be prepared as soon as possible.  The Treasurer’s ...

Millburn Mayor's Message Updates Latest COVID-19 Totals, Voting Information

MILLBURN, NJ — In the latest mayor's update yesterday afternoon, Mayor Jackie Lieberberg update residents on the latest COVID-19 totals in the township and county, as well as voting information ahead of the election. The full text is below;

Essex County is reporting 23,232 residents having tested positive for COVID-19. There are currently 195 residents of Millburn Township who have ...

$14M in New Covid-Relief Funds to Help NJ Residents Get Back to Work Available

BLACKWOOD, NJ — Over 1.6 million people in New Jersey have filed for unemployment benefits since mid-March when the coronavirus pandemic began to ravage the state.

Looking to help individuals out of work, as well as employers unable to hire more people due to the financial impact of COVID-19, Gov. Phil Murphy announced $14 million of new workforce development funds ...

Millburn Football Falls to Nutley in Final Home Game of the Season

October 26, 2020

MILLBURN, NJ — In their third and final home contest of the condensed fall season, the Millburn Millers played the Nutley Raiders close in the first half, before falling behind in the second half of a 42-7 loss.

Heading into the locker room at halftime, the Millers trailed just 20-7, but Nutley posted 22 points in the final two quarters to pull away for the victory. The lone Millburn ...

Millburn Boys Soccer Plays to Hard-Fought OT Draw Against East Brunswick

MILLBURN, NJ — In a war of attrition that went all the way to double overtime, the Millburn Boys Soccer team scraped out a 2-2 tie against the East Brunswick Bears Tuesday afternoon.

Ryan Garfinkle scored early for the Millers, but East Brunswick tied it up on a penalty kick goal, and then early in the second half, jumped ahead on a breakout, putting the ball into the goal for the ...

Millburn Football Looking to Get Back on Track as Second-Half Schedule Begins

MILLBURN, NJ — Following a start to the season marked by disappointing results, the Millburn football team is set to kick off the second half of a truncated season, as they look to right the ship and get back some of their momentum from opening night.

Following a season-opening 12-7 loss to Belleville and a 28-13 setback against Columbia (SOMA), the Millers found themselves on the ...

Power Outages Reported in Millburn Township

October 27, 2020

MILLBURN, NJ - A spree of power outages Tuesday led to Millburn residents being temporarily left without electricity. According to JCP&L, there are currently four outages remaining to be repaired. Unrelated to these outages, some Short Hills residents received notices that power would be temporarily shut off tomorrow beginning at 8:00 a.m. and resuming by 3:00 ...

Scout Troop 17 Hosts Fall Court of Honor Ceremony

Millburn/Short Hills Troop 17 Boy Scouts and their families recently gathered at St. Rose of Lima Church for the troop's traditional Fall Court of Honor ceremony. 

Although the ceremony was somewhat unusual this year — it was held outdoors on the church steps, and all participants wore masks and observed social distancing protocols — the scouts and troop leadership did not ...

Millburn Weekly Recap; High School Sports, School Return Plan and More

MILLBURN, NJ — Check out all the best stories from the past week in Millburn and Short Hills, all in one place;

Millburn Boys Soccer Plays to Hard-Fought OT Draw Against East Brunswick
Millburn Announces Adapted Return to School Plan for Grades 5-12
Millburn Police Stress Importance of Driving Safety as Increase in Moving Violation Enforcement Underway
Millburn Environmental ...

What You Need to Know About the Fall Real Estate Market

October 19, 2020

SHORT HILLS, NJ - It's a great time to sell. The pandemic has turned most of the region into a Seller's Market as buyers (and renters!) are flocking in from Jersey City, Hoboken, NYC and Brooklyn. A reduction in inventory and record-low mortgage rates are helping to fuel the demand for homes in our area.

"We expect to see this hot market extend into the fall and winter." ...

Paper Mill Playhouse to Collaborate with New Jersey Symphony Orchestra for Three-Part Series

October 22, 2020

MILLBURN, NJ — While performance spaces remain closed, organizations such as Paper Mill Playhouse look for innovative ways to connect with their audiences until they can safely open. 

In a collaborative first, Paper Mill is co-producing a three-part series of virtual performances with New Jersey Symphony Orchestra. 

The first performance will feature NJSO musicians and ...

Paper Mill Playhouse Announces Artists for First Two Productions Streamed from the Stage

MILLBURN, NJ — Paper Mill Playhouse has announced the casts for Sing in a New Year! and Some Enchanted Evening: The Songs of Rodgers & Hammerstein, the first two productions to be produced on the Paper Mill stage since the pandemic shut down the theater in March. 

Sing in a New Year! will bring a roster of Broadway-seasoned Paper Mill family home for the ...

Paper Mill Playhouse Announces Reimagined 2020-21 Season

MILLBURN, NJ — Paper Mill Playhouse has  announced its reimagined 2020–2021 season. Paper Mill Playhouse will move forward with a mostly digital season, including several original productions to be captured on the Paper Mill stage and optimistically anticipating bringing smaller audiences back to the theater if that becomes possible by late spring or early summer ...

Millburn Police Stress Importance of Driving Safety as Increase in Moving Violation Enforcement Underway

October 22, 2020

MILLBURN, NJ — In a message to Millburn Township residents, police are urging careful driving in town, and noted that greater enforcement measures have started to catch residents breaking said laws.

"Driving at high speeds is a dangerous behavior that unnecessarily endangers everyone on the road, including your neighbors and friends," said the statement, which was posted ...

Millburn FD Swears in New Probationary Firefighter

MILLBURN, NJ - Earlier this month, the Millburn Fire Department announced the hiring of one probationary firefighter, which was approved at the township committee meeting held on Oct. 6. Firefighter Nicholas William DeCollibus was hired by the department.

DeCollibus was born in Freehold, New Jersey and raised in Marlboro, New Jersey. He attended the Marlboro High School and graduated ...

Millburn Fire Department Swears in Two New Captains

MILLBURN, NJ — Earlier this month, following the township committee meeting on Sept. 15, the Millburn Fire Department swore in two new fire captains. Firefighters Augustin Muresan and Theodore Beady were selected by the department for the honor.

Muresan was raised in the Township of Sparta, NJ and currently resides in Pine Brook, NJ. He has been a firefighter for 17 years.

Saint Barnabas Medical Center Welcomes Cori Wilf to Board of Trustees

October 26, 2020

LIVINGSTON, NJ — RWJBarnabas Health recently announced that Short Hills resident Cori Wilf has been named as a member of the Board of Trustees at Saint Barnabas Medical Center (SBMC) in Livingston.

Board chair Bruce Schonbraun stated that Wilf will be joining the group “at a historic time” as SBMC continues to navigate the COVID-19 pandemic while also ...

Ceremonial Ribbon-Cutting Marks Grand Opening of The Barker Lounge in Livingston

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Robert and Michael Gonnello, the brothers behind Livingston’s new family-owned doggy daycare, grooming and boarding facility, welcomed members of the Livingston Township Council and the Livingston Area Chamber of Commerce to The Barker Lounge on Monday for a celebratory ribbon cutting marking the grand opening of their new business.

In the two weeks since ...

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Short Hills Eagle Scout Earns Unique Scouting Distinction

October 13, 2020

TRENTON, NJ — Eagle Scout Ryan Cannon of Troop 17, St. Rose of Lima Church, Short Hills was honored by the American Legion for being both 2019 and 2020 American Legion New Jersey Eagle Scout of the Year, as well as the 2020 national runner-up for prestigious scouting award.  

Interestingly, Cannon also has the unique Scouting distinction of being the 2019 Veterans of Foreign ...

NJ Video Production Company Senior Producer Recounts Journey from Intern to Leader

October 27, 2020

LITTLE FALLS, N.J. - Senior Producer Kayla Steinmetz sat down with East Main Media Executive Producer Brian Brodeur to discuss the production company's evolution and her role in its success.

Steinmetz talked about her experiences beginning in 2014 when she started as an intern, primarily being an assistant editor. Brodeur recalled how Steinmetz contributed to the company's success from ...

How To Survive Political Discussions During Divided Times

LITTLE FALLS, NJ -- Clinical psychologist Dr. Meryl Dorf spoke with TAPintoTV’s Executive Producer Brian Brodeur to highlight strategies to help navigate potentially difficult political discussions with family and friends during hyper-partisan times. 

Dr. Dorf joined Brodeur at East Main Media Studios’ media production facility in Little Falls, NJ, after being featured ...

American Business Associates Launches New Television Show: Opportunity Calls with Ellen Volpe

American Business Associates, New York & New Jersey’s premier business development organization, is partnering with East Main Media to launch a new weekly television program: Opportunity Calls with Ellen Volpe.

Airing each Sunday throughout the New York Metro area at 11am EST on News12Plus, the program will feature conversations with experts and leaders from a wide range of ...

Interview with Seniors In Place Mia Kebea Sharing Advice on Eldercare

October 19, 2020

SPRINGFIELD, NJ - For Mia Kebea, Executive Vice President of Seniors in Place (SIP), her family’s drive to start their home care company began way back in 2001, when a pair of personal situations provided the impetus to change the way in-home senior healthcare is provided.

It all started when Kebea’s mother Rae was diagnosed with a terminal illness.

“My mom was a ...

Homewatch CareGivers' In-House Testing Protects Staff and Clients

Homewatch CareGivers of South Orange began in-house COVID-19 testing of all staff and certified home health aides in July. They just completed two months of testing 100% of its workers. 

 “With caregivers essential to the elderly and those in need of assistance with personal safety and activities of daily living, keeping our clients and staff safe is our main ...

You May Not Know if You Were Exposed To COVID-19, But App Could Tell You

TRENTON, NJ – The state is piloting a mobile app that will notify residents if they have been in close, prolonged contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19.

State Health Commissioner Judy Persichilli said state employees as well as students from Montclair State University, Stockton University and Passaic County Community College have been testing the app.

“You ...

Cuban Pete's Owner Locked Out After Repeated Executive Order Violations

October 27, 2020

MONTCLAIR, NJ - After scoffing at the Governor's Executive Orders and repeatedly allowing patrons to continue to dine inside, the owner of Cuban Pete's is now locked out of his business.

On Monday morning, Montclair Police changed the locks on the doors of Cuban Pete’s restaurant, locking out the owner and workers. This was after three violations of the Executive ...

Modernization Completed at Essex County Public Works Building in Verona

VERONA, NJ — The project to transform the exterior appearance and modernize the façade of the Essex County Public Works Building at 900 Bloomfield Ave. in Verona has been completed.

“Our Public Works Building looked out of date and was an eyesore. The new, modern design gives the building a fresh look and complements the nearby Verona community center and surrounding ...

Zoom Captures Newark City Director’s Disparaging Remarks

This article has been updated. 

NEWARK, NJ — Incendiary comments from a city director accidentally broadcast by Zoom flared tempers during Wednesday’s remote city council meeting, when the audio picked up the director saying, “I don’t give a F about no North Ward, this is what M&M said."

Councilmembers were quick to react to the fighting ...

Gov. Murphy Tests Negative for Coronavirus 4 Times But Will Continue Virtual Briefings 

October 27, 2020

NEW JERSEY — Five days after Gov. Phil Murphy suddenly left a briefing in Camden County over concerns of having the coronavirus, he said this afternoon he has not been symptomatic and tested negative four times since last Monday.

First Lady Tammy Murphy, who entered a voluntary self-quarantine with the governor last week, has tested negative three times.  

Still, ...

Scotch Plains' Iconic Snuffy's Pantagis Wedding Hall Abruptly Closes, Leaves Brides and Township in the Lurch, Owes Township $380,000+, Yet Owner Denies Business Has Closed

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Colonia native Kelli Capurso, 23, was, like any bride, looking forward to her wedding reception. She married her husband, Anthony, in August 2019, but postponed her reception until 2020 until after he returned from his deployment with the Marines. COVID put a wrench into their plans, and the couple had to cancel their celebration at one catering hall and booked instead ...

Hoboken to Implement Fines for Indoor House Parties Over 25 People

HOBOKEN, NJ - The City of Hoboken is prepared to fine residents who host indoor house parties with over 25 attendees, as rates of COVID transmission throughout New Jersey trend upwards.

"The Hoboken Police Department has responded to several house parties over the past few weekends, some of which were identified by the Health Department as contributing to clusters of ...

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Eglow Endorses Volpicelli and Menon for Millburn Township Committee

October 12, 2020

Letter to the Editor;

Dear Friends, Residents and Millburn Township Constituents,

I am supporting Nic Volpicelli and Dr Sujoy Menon for the two open seats on the Millburn Township Committee this election year.

I realize this may be confusing because I am a registered Democrat and have won my past two elections as a Democrat.

It would certainly have been easier for me to either endorse ...

Millburn Whole Foods Name Lacks Sensitivity to Town's Actual Location

VAUXHALL, NJ – As I recently walked through Whole Foods in Vauxhall, New Jersey, I looked up at the aisle sign to see what products were there and the top of the sign it clearly stated that this was the “Millburn” store in big letters with the Whole Foods logo. Then it dawned on me that the store was physically located in Vauxhall. I doubled checked my assumption by putting ...

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Former Saks in Millburn: A 30-Year Redevelopment Saga

The redevelopment of the Saks property has been stalled since the mid 90s. This almost 30-year standoff has cost taxpayers untold sums in litigation, has prolonged the economic problems the “uptown” Short Hills’ commercial area has experienced, and weakened and closed businesses along the stretch of Morris Avenue leading to Kings.  At last, we are close to seeing a long ...

Tri-County Scholarship Fund to Honor Morristown Medical Center President Trish O'Keefe at Virtual Gala

October 23, 2020

MENDHAM, NJ – Tri-County Scholarship Fund (TCSF) will host its 39th Annual Awards Celebration on Monday, October 26, 2020, as a free, live-streaming event, honoring three New Jersey leaders, including Morristown Medical Center President, Trish O’Keefe. All of the honorees believe in and support the TCSF mission to provide partial scholarships for many of the state’s most ...

Paper Mill Playhouse Announces Artists for First Two Productions Streamed from the Stage

MILLBURN, NJ — Paper Mill Playhouse has announced the casts for Sing in a New Year! and Some Enchanted Evening: The Songs of Rodgers & Hammerstein, the first two productions to be produced on the Paper Mill stage since the pandemic shut down the theater in March. 

Sing in a New Year! will bring a roster of Broadway-seasoned Paper Mill family home for the ...

JESPY will Hold its First-Ever Virtual Fall Fundraiser

This year has brought many challenges and encouraged the use of the web for online programs, education, services, meetings, and events – all to keep individuals supported and connected. In alignment with this new normal, JESPY is holding its first ever Virtual Fall Fundraiser, Keep on Believin’ in JESPY on Thursday, November 12, 2020 at 7pm. The fundraiser features JESPY clients and ...

Webinar: Build a Successful Business by Owning a TAPInto Local News Site

Do you want to be your own boss?  Do you want to create financial independence while leaving a lasting legacy?  Are you a community leader?

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Wednesday, October 21, 2020 at 1 p.m.  Click ...

Community Conversations: #AskHer

Are you ready to #AskHer? Join Atlantic Health System in asking the women in your life if they have had their annual mammogram. On the next Community Conversation, breast surgeon Rebecca Yang, MD, Atlantic Breast Associates, and Lydia Nadeau, Executive Director, Atlantic Health System Cancer Care, discuss mammograms and how you can #AskHer!

 

Atlantic Health System Earns Most Wired Recognition

Adding to its reputation of clinical excellence, Atlantic Health System today received recognition for its use of innovation and technology in care delivery as it was named a certified level 8 organization by CHIME Digital Health Most Wired for 2020. As a level 8 organization, Atlantic Health System was recognized for applying core and advanced technologies into its clinical and business programs ...

Generations Come Together in a Love Story for the Ages - in the Age of COVID

Laura Fraenkel walked over to her grandfather in the tea light-illuminated room, and held out her hand.

On her finger was a wedding band – originally her grandmother’s – which, moments before, her husband Daniel slid onto her finger as they exchanged vows and tied the knot in front of their closest family members.

“Does this look familiar to you?,” she asked ...