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Millburn Schools Superintendent Update

November 4, 2018

MILLBURN, NJ - I want to thank the MHS SAVe Warriors Club for their efforts on behalf of our veterans, especially during this Veterans month.  They held their annual luncheon today for local veterans, with members of all services in attendance at Millburn High School.  It is always an honor to be included in this special event.  Thanks to all of our community for your support ...

Millburn Middle School Celebrates Upstanders with the New York Jets

MILLBURN, NJ - Have you seen the tweets, posts and Middle School signs about Upstanders of the Week?  Wondering what an Upstander of the Week is?

With the help and commitment of the Jets NFL franchise, Millburn Middle School is asking its students to “Jet Up” and help tackle bullying.

MMS teamed up with the New York Jets organization’s Tackle ...

Candidate Statement: Caroline Updyke, Millburn Board of Education Candidate

I am running for the Millburn Board of Education because I believe that Millburn Schools are the crown jewels of our town. Not only do they produce unrivaled academic results, but they also house our most precious assets: our children. Maintaining that excellence while adapting to modern requirements necessitates a unique vision and an understanding of the workings of our district. 

As a ...

Prupis Wins Millburn Township Committee Election

November 7, 2018

MILLBURN, NJ - Tara Prupis edged out incumbent Deputy Mayor Jodi Rosenberg in a close race for Millburn Township Committee. According to the unofficial count, Prupis garnered 3,450 votes, 73 more than incumbent Deputy Mayor Jodi Rosenberg who had 3,377 votes.

The total count is based on reports from all 16 districts in Millburn. Official numbers will not be released until the ...

Prupis and Rosenberg Meet at Final Millburn Township Committee Forum

MILLBURN, NJ - In the lead up to Election Day on Nov. 6, the race for Millburn Township Committee has continued onward. On Sunday, Oct. 28, the second and final forum for the township committee was held in the meeting room of the Millburn Public Library. The forum was sponsored by the Indian American Association of Millburn.

As for the forum itself, there was very little discussion on new ...

Millburn Township Candidates Prupis and Rosenberg Go Head to Head at Short Hills Association Forum

MILLBURN, NJ - Incumbent Millburn Township Committeewoman Jodi Rosenberg and challenger Tara Prupis squared off at the Millburn Education Center in their first public forum appearance together.

The Thursday evening discussion, hosted by The Short Hills Association, was divided into several sections, which included opening and closing statements from both candidates, ...

MSHLAX 2026 Team Wins Trilogy Veterans Day Classic Tournament

November 15, 2018

WEST WINDSOR, NJ —In a nail-biter, the Millburn-Short Hills Lacrosse Club’s 5thGrade team came away victorious in a double-overtime, sudden-death championship game versus the GT Lacrosse Club from Eastern Pennsylvania in the annual Trilogy Veterans Day Classic Lacrosse Tournament.  Each year the tournament is held at Mercer County Park over Veterans Day weekend and ...

Boys Soccer: Millburn Advances Past Paramus, 2-1, in Group 3 Semi

LIVINGSTON, NJ - The Millburn boys soccer team rallied from a one-goal deficit for a 2-1 victory over Paramus in the NJSIAA Group 2 state semifinals Tuesday night at neutral site Livingston.

Millburn (15-4-1) will play Ocean Township (20-3-1) for the Group 3 championship at Kean University Saturday at 5:30 p.m. Millburn's last state championship came six years ago.

Millburn, trailing, ...

Millburn Boys Soccer Capture Sectional Title

MILLBURN, NJ - A first-half goal by Alex Migoya and some second-half heroics in goal by Zach Barr helped steer the Millburn boys soccer team to a 1-0 victory over Cliffside Park Thursday afternoon for the Section 2, Group 3 championship.

The last sectional title for Millburn (14-4-1) came in 2012, and this one came in the first year after the Millers escaped the cutthroat world of Section 2, ...

Second Annual Winter Walk Coming to Millburn's Taylor Park

November 9, 2018

2nd Annual “Winter Walk” in Millburn’s Taylor Park

Please join the Millburn-Short Hills Chamber of Commerce as it proudly presents the 2nd Annual “Winter Walk” in Taylor Park. The official lighting ceremony will kick off the holiday season on Saturday, November 24 at 4:00 p.m. starting with a foot parade in Taylor Park including shenanigans by The Grinch ...

Short Hills Eagle Scout Project Creates Path Between School and Church

SHORT HILLS, NJ - Hartshorn Elementary School and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints have been neighbors on White Oak Ridge in Short Hills for a long time. On Saturday, Sept. 22, Gabe Pelaez along with members of Boy Scout Troop 33 and their parents worked together to build a path between these two community mainstays.

Pelaez, a sophomore at Millburn High School, wanted to ...

Upcoming Construction Project on River Road May Impact Millburn/Short Hills Drivers

SUMMIT, NJ - A construction project will result in the shuttering of River Road -- from JFK Parkway to Passaic Avenue -- for eight nights beginning October 25, weather permitting. The road will be closed overnight, each night, from approximately 7 p.m. until 6 a.m. the following morning.

Millburn and Short Hills residents and members of other communities who access the ...

Family-Friendly Holiday Concert: "The Most Wonderful Time of the Year"

November 14, 2018

Get in the holiday spirit with an afternoon of seasonal songs, an audience sing-along, classic carols with a twist, and modern faves from The Eagles, The Beach Boys, David Bowie, Stephen Schwartz, and more! All sung by one of North Jersey's longest-running, sweetest-sounding glee clubs, comprised of men from all over the area.

PLUS - a special appearance by the Academy Voices of Newark ...

Judy Gottscho Eichinger Speaks on Childhood Sibling Loss at Millburn Library

MILLBURN, NJ - Judy Gottscho Eichinger, who grew up in Millburn, will read excerpts from her recently published book, Remembering Ruth, A Memoir of Childhood Sibling Loss, at the Millburn Free Public Library on Thursday evening, November 15th, at 7 p.m. Copies of the book will be available for purchase, and Judy will sign copies.  Refreshments will be served.

Judy was two and a half ...

The Mood Swings at Par440

The Mood Swings are seven women from the Millburn/Short Hills area who formed a classic rock band in 2005 and have played together ever since.  They cover classic favorites from The Beatles, Fleetwood Mac, and Creedence Clearwater Revival, as well as 80’s hits from The Bangles, B-52’s, and The Go Go’s.  Their music spans the decades from the 1960’s to the ...

Counterfeit Bills Passed at Millburn Walgreens

November 14, 2018

 On November 8, 2018 Millburn Police Officer Pinero responded to Walgreens on a forgery report. Walgreens personnel report 23 year old Wilson Lopez of the Bronx passed 3 counterfeit $100.00 bills for a purchase that was denied, and ran from the store as Millburn Police units arrived. Mr. Lopez was located near the Rt 78 overpass by a Summit police officer and placed under arrest. Eric ...

Short Hills Resident Reports Home Burglary Near Deerfield Elementary School

On October 31, 2018 Millburn Police Officer Nacim responded to J lot at the mall on a report of a burglary to motor vehicle. Three patrons from New York report the 2014 Mercedes Benz GL4 they arrived in had a rear window smashed and $13,383.00 worth of merchandise just purchased had been taken. The incident is under investigation by the Millburn Police Detective Bureau. 

On October 31, ...

Ten Vehicle Burglaries, Two Vehicles Stolen in Millburn/Short Hills on Same Day

On October 23, 2018 Millburn Police Officer Shanahan responded to the Lacoste store at The Mall at Short Hills on a theft report. Lacoste personnel report 38 year old Maria Martins-Batista of Newark concealed a shirt valued at $99.50 in a bag and left the store without making payment. Ms. Martins-Batista was placed under arrest and charged with shoplifting before being released on a ...

NJAWBO Annual Holiday Dinner & Expo for Women Business Owners November 29 at The Bethwood in Totowa

November 14, 2018

The New Jersey Association of Women Business Owners (NJAWBO) Annual Statewide Holiday Dinner and Expo will take place on November 29 at The Bethwood, 38 Lackawanna Ave, Totowa, New Jersey 07512, from 5:30 to 8:00 pm. This festive holiday networking event provides an opportunity for women business owners (and those who would like to do business with them) to celebrate the season; ...

Video: Point View's Dietze Believes Markets Will Do Well with Midterm's Uncertainty in Rearview Mirror

Point View Wealth Management's Founder, President, and Chief Investment Strategist, David Dietze, appeared live on CNBC discussing the impact of Trump's tariff policies on the financial markets:

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For over 25 years, Point View Wealth Management, Inc. has been working with families in Summit and beyond, providing customized portfolio management ...

Video: Point View's Dietze Says Market's Tough Month Yields Investment Opportunities

Point View Wealth Management's Founder, President and Chief Investment Strategist, David Dietze, live on NBC's Nightly Business Report on investment opportunities following the worst October for the markets since 2008:

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Note - segment starts at 15:30

For over 25 years, Point View Wealth Management, Inc. has been working with families in Summit and ...

NeedQuest Hosts Thera-Palooza Special Needs Event for Families and Providers

November 13, 2018

SPRINGFIELD, NJ -- Thera-Palooza, a special needs therapy fair, was held here recently at the Hilton Garden Inn. 

“Thera-Palooza is an experiential event for families with loved ones with special needs,” said Leslie Crowe, the founder of NeedQuest, a local directory of special needs resources, and the organizer of Thera-Palooza. “At this event, we are bringing ...

Roz Thompson of AAA Northeast Speaks About Supporting the Community at Susan G. Komen Women's Wellness Expo

WAYNE, NJ - Roz Thompson, Public Affairs representative of AAA Northeast, spoke with TAPintoTV about the importance of supporting local communities at this year’s Women’s Wellness Expo, held at Passaic County Technical Institute.

"This Women's Wellness event is for everyone. We are here every year, and we will continue to be a support for our community," said ...

Dr. Charlene Gungil Shares Essential Resources that Local Health Departments Provide to the Public

WAYNE, NJ - Dr. Charlene Gungil, Director & Health Officer of the Passaic County Department of Health Services, discusses the importance of local health departments throughout New Jersey, as well as the essential resources and services they provide to the public.

“There is a lot out there,” Gungil continued. “But you have to use it. We can put all of the pieces in place, ...

More Than $160,000 Raised at RWJBarnabas Running with the Devils 5K

November 15, 2018

WEST ORANGE, NJ — More than $160,000 was raised at RWJBarnabas Health’s (RWJBH) second annual Running with the Devils 5K Run and Walk in support of RWJBH and the New Jersey Devils’ collective effort to build stronger communities by promoting healthy, active lifestyles and world-class healthcare.

Proceeds from the race, held at Essex County’s ...

Millburn’s Caring Kids Organization Announces 8th Annual Holiday Gift Drive for Newark’s New Jersey Regional Day School 

MILLBURN, NJ - Caring Kids is proud to announce its 8th annual holiday gift drive and celebration.  Once again, they have partnered with New Jersey Regional Day School in Newark.  Every child in the school has significant special needs.  Additionally, many of the families are dealing with significant financial hardships and food insecurity.  

Caring Kids is ...

Architectural and Real Estate House Tour Benefits Millburn Township Public Schools

MILLBURN, NJ - At a recent Millburn Board of Education meeting a presentation was made to share how funds were raised from the Architectural and Real Estate House Tour, an event which benefits Special Services in Millburn Township Public Schools.

Proceeds from the tour enabled four individuals in the district to attend the Autism New Jersey main state conference, which was ...

Deegan Dental Prosthodontist From West Orange is "Living the Dream"

November 15, 2018

WEST ORANGE, NJ - Dr. Efterpi (Effie) Zantopoulos Deegan, who has wanted to be a dentist since she was six years old, is living her dream after opening Deegan Dental in her hometown of West Orange. 

Deegan, a product of West Orange Public Schools, received her Certificate of Prosthodontics from University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ) after attending ...

Project SEARCH at Overlook Medical Center Holds Open House Dec. 12

SUMMIT, NJ - The Project SEARCH program at Overlook Medical Center which, since launching in 2016, has seen 15 out of 18 interns securing competitive employment in the community, will be hosting an open house event for prospective students and families on December 12, from 7 - 8:30 p.m, at the hospital.

Attendees wil learn more about one of New ...

Getting Back in the Groove After the Gravy!

DAY AFTER THANKGIVING FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 23 SCHEDULE

After a day of family, friends and feasting, it's time to get back in the groove of good healthy habits! At the Y, we're here to help with a special set of group exercise classes just for you!

BERKELEY HEIGHTS YMCA

NON-MEMBERS WELCOME! EARN A FREE 7-DAY MEMBERSHIP! **

Main Gym
8:00 AM-9:00 AM: Indoor ...

Congregation B’nai Israel in Millburn Offers Message of Solidarity for Pittsburgh

November 3, 2018

MILLBURN, NJ - I walk into a synagogue everyday. My family, my students, the families of my community always feel like we are coming home when we go to synagogue.  We know that we live in 21st C America and that security is always on on minds, yet when we come to pray, when we come to celebrate, when we come to learn, we are grateful that we live in a country and in a time when we are ...

Thousands Attend Livingston Vigil After Pittsburgh Synagogue Attack

LIVINGSTON, NJ – In response to the deadliest attack on Jews in United States history, more than 2,200 people from throughout northern and central New Jersey came together at Temple B’nai Abraham in Livingston on Sunday to mourn the deaths of 11 people who were murdered at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh a day before during Shabbat services.

As of 5 p.m. on Sunday, two ...

Mikie Sherrill and Local Veteran Highlighted at Essex County Veterans Day Observance

November 10, 2018

NEWARK, NJ – Congresswoman-Elect Mikie Sherrill, a Navy veteran, made her first public appearance since winning the election in New Jersey’s 11th District at the ninth annual Essex County Veterans Day Observance on Wednesday at Essex County Veterans Memorial Park in Newark. During the ceremony, U.S. Navy and Naval Reserve Veteran William Squires was presented with ...

Essex County Prosecutor: Maximum Penalty of Life Imprisonment Possible for Montclair Attorney James R. Ray III

NEWARK, NJ – The Essex County Prosecutors Office held a press conference Wednesday afternoon announcing that the Montclair attorney accused of killing his live-in girlfriend on October 23, has been captured in Cuba.  James R. Ray, III, 55, is charged with killing the mother of his child, 44-year-old, Angela Bledsoe.
 
“We have in custody James R. Ray, III, who is charged ...

Irvington Man Arrested for Possessing Child Pornography

NEWARK, NJ– Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens, II, and Irvington Police Director Tracy Bowers announced today that Jose M. Morales, 32, of Irvington, has been arrested and charged with second degree endangering the welfare of a child for possessing more than 1,000 items depicting the sexual abuse and exploitation of children.

Today during the predawn hours, members of ...

NJ Assembly Republicans Implore Democrats to Consider Refunds for Stranded NJ Transit Commuters

November 9, 2018

TRENTON, NJ – N.J. Transit riders have faced incessant delays and poor service over the course of the year, and that has led many to come to the same conclusion as some Republican lawmakers: commuters deserve refunds.

“New Jersey Transit needs to be held accountable,” said Assemblyman Anthony M. Bucco (R-Morris).  “The problems seem to be getting worse ...

Diwali Holiday for Students in 27 New Jersey School Districts

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ - Over 27 school districts in New Jersey will reportedly stay closed for students on November 7, the day of most popular Hindu festival Diwali.

 

In addition, there will reportedly be early dismissal for students in other over 15 New Jersey school districts on Diwali day of November seven. 

 

The New Jersey school districts with no classes for students ...

Marijuana Advocacy Group Opens Office in Union

UNION, NJ –Yes, Union Can, an organization advocating for the retail sale of cannabis within township borders if recreational marijuana become legal in New Jersey, held a grand opening of their campaign headquarters on Stuyvesant Avenue on Thursday evening.

“We, at Yes, Union Can, are excited about the grand opening of our campaign headquarters,” said Victoria Piatnochka, ...

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Millburn/Short Hills

Millburn BOE Candidate Pledges to Put Children First

November 6, 2018

Dear TAPinto Millburn/Short Hills Editor,

I am writing to ask for your support of my candidacy to the Millburn Board of Education. 

As some of you may know, I have lived in Millburn for over 10 years. My husband and I moved to Millburn right before our twins started kindergarten. This year our kids are sophomores at MHS. This means we know the district well as parents, and I know ...

Safety in Millburn

Dear TAPinto Millburn/Short Hills Editor,                                         

I am writing to address some issues that I see in town that need to be brought to light.

I have worked in the town of Millburn since 1981 and have seen many changes over the years.

One big change over ...

Point View's Claire Toth Details How to 'Rewrite Your Financial Future' at SAGE Nov. 15

November 14, 2018

SUMMIT, NJ - Claire Toth, Point View Wealth Management Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, will present 'Rewrite Your Financial Future With Clarity' November 15, beginning at 6 p.m., at SAGE Eldercare.

Life changes like divorce, job loss, and widowhood can be financially challenging and isolating. Those contending with a life change are invited to hear ...

Do Thanksgiving by Giving

Looking for a way to give back this Thanksgiving? Community Congregational Church in Short Hills offers three activities this weekend, open to all ages, that will help families in need in Irvington.

HANDS-ON PROJECTS

Volunteer as a family at the Oasis Food Pantry & Baby Bank! Pack and hand out groceries and baby supplies to Irvington families. Oasis is a joint project with the ...

NJAWBO Annual Holiday Dinner & Expo for Women Business Owners November 29 at The Bethwood in Totowa

The New Jersey Association of Women Business Owners (NJAWBO) Annual Statewide Holiday Dinner and Expo will take place on November 29 at The Bethwood, 38 Lackawanna Ave, Totowa, New Jersey 07512, from 5:30 to 8:00 pm. This festive holiday networking event provides an opportunity for women business owners (and those who would like to do business with them) to celebrate the season; ...

Family-Friendly Holiday Concert: "The Most Wonderful Time of the Year"

Get in the holiday spirit with an afternoon of seasonal songs, an audience sing-along, classic carols with a twist, and modern faves from The Eagles, The Beach Boys, David Bowie, Stephen Schwartz, and more! All sung by one of North Jersey's longest-running, sweetest-sounding glee clubs, comprised of men from all over the area.

PLUS - a special appearance by the Academy Voices of Newark ...

Obituaries

Jul 7, 1925 - Oct 2, 2018
Richard D. Billera died Tuesday, October 2, at his home in Irvine, California. He was ninety-three ...
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AtlantiCast

AtlantiCast: Episode 22

On this week’s AtlantiCast, learn how Atlantic Health System is accelerating the pace of medical breakthroughs in the fight against cancer, AHS and the New York Jets make a crucial catch, meet New Jersey’s only cardiac “Shock Team,” find out some key warning signs to know if you have Thyroid Cancer and much more!

 

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Morristown Medical Center Becomes First Hospital to Implement BEACON Advanced Energy Laser System

Atlantic Health System’s Morristown Medical Center has become the first hospital to implement the BEACON Advanced Energy Laser System, a unique tissue-sparing, CO2 laser-driven system which enables physicians to conduct complex surgeries in space-restricted areas of the body with greater accuracy and precision than ever before.

While flexible fiber-based CO2 surgery has long ...