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Hate Graffiti Found at Millburn Middle School Follows Similar Incidents in Nearby Towns

December 11, 2018

MILLBURN, NJ - In an email addressed to parents in the Millburn School District, School Superintendent Dr. Christine Burton sent out an email noting that that swastikas and the letters KKK had recently been found etched into a desk in a sixth grade classroom.

This incident follows the discovery of similar markings at schools in Summit, Westfield in recent weeks and Scotch-Plains in ...

Swastika and KKK Graffiti Found in Classroom at Millburn Middle School; Principal and Police Continue Investigation

Dear Millburn Parents/Guardians,

I am writing to inform you that graffiti in the form of a swastika, and the letters KKK, were found on a desk in a sixth-grade classroom at the Middle School. 

Please see the attached letter that Millburn Middle School Principal, John Connolly has sent home to Middle School families. It outlines the steps the school administration has taken to address ...

MILLBURN SCHOOLS SUPERINTENDENT UPDATE

Dear Parents and Staff,

I would like to thank MMAC for the Vaping Program they offered for parents on Tuesday night. Nancy Kislin presented a Show & Tell of juuls, cartridges and other vaping paraphernalia, shared information about the dangers of vaping, and heard the concerns of approximately 40 parents about the prevalence of this activity among our teens.  

We are aware ...

Millburn Township Committee Cancels $5.9M in Unused Funding for Complete Streets

December 6, 2018

MILLBURN, NJ - Two resolutions discussed and approved at the Millburn Township Committee meeting on Dec. 4  cancelled two capital account fund balances that were originally earmarked for Complete Streets.

Resolutions 18-263 and 18-264 as worded called for the cancellation of a sum total of $5,868,107 marked for capital improvements for the Complete Streets ...

Millburn Township Committee Adopts Downtown Development Budget for 2019

MILLBURN, NJ - In business that had been tabled from the October meeting, the Millburn Township Committee heard presentation and public comment on the 2019 Downtown Millburn Development Alliance (DMDA) budget.

DMDA president David Sorkin spoke before the township committee and laid out his vision for the future of the organization.

”When I last addressed the Council ...

Free Parking in Millburn During Holiday Season

MILLBURN, NJ - Free Parking From November 22 thru January 1.

Shopper parking is free in the Township for the holiday season, from November 22 thru January 1. This does not apply to business, commuter, and 24-hour permit holders. Time restriction apply.

Ice Hockey: Millburn Ties Montclair, 1-1

December 11, 2018

WEST ORANGE, NJ - Both teams scored in the second period as Millburn and Montclair skated to a 1-1 tie in ice hockey on Monday at Codey Arena.

Ryan Potechin scored with an assist from Lucas Skolnick for Millburn (2-1-2). Will Schiffenhaus had the goal for Montclair (2-2-1).

 

Millburn's van Roon is Top Female Finisher in American Red Cross Run for the Red 5K

MILLBURN, NJ - For participants in the Run for the Red 5k in Millburn, not even a misting rain could deter them from running.

The crowd, which started with 180 people registered and ended with 165 finishers had a distinctly local feel as 74 of the finishers were from Millburn, including Daniela van Roon, who claimed the top spot overall on the women's side. van Roon, who is a ...

Millburn High School Girls Volleyball Serves it Up for a Cure

MILLBURN, NJ - Millburn High School Girls Volleyball had a stellar season on the court, making it all the way to states. Their efforts off the court in community service, however, proved to be even more distinguished and deserve special praise. Varsity, Junior Varsity and Freshman players served over 2,500 volleyballs during Millburn High School Girls Volleyball Serve-A -Thon to help raise money ...

Christ Church in Short Hills Honors Oldest Living Scoutmaster in Township

December 12, 2018

SHORT HILLS, NJ - Bill Mebane, at ninety years of age and the oldest living Scoutmaster of Troop 15 Christ Church in Short Hills, was honored with a trophy for "inspiration and service to youth" through many years. His advice was, "it's all about the out of doors camping experience." In camping, according to Bill, friendships are made and lessons are learned over ...

Hartshorn School in Short Hills Hosts Successful Book Fair

SHORT HILLS, NJ - This year the Scholastic book fair at Hartshorn Elementary was a big success.  The book fair promotes breakthrough hit series such as Diary of a Wimpy Kid as well as classics like Charlotte’s Web.  Probably the best part about Hartshorn’s book fair is that it helps create a love for reading in students.  It makes reading appealing to kids by ...

Millburn Kicks Off Holiday Season with Winter Walk

MILLBURN, NJ - A day after being postponed due to rain, the second annual Winter Walk kicked off in town at Taylor Park in Millburn. The event was sponsored by the Millburn Chamber of Commerce and the Downtown Millburn Development Alliance, with major financial support from RWJ Barnabas Health and several other corporate and individual sponsors.

Rick Davis, Chief Financial Officer at ...

Broadway's Biggest Stars to Perform at Millburn's Paper Mill Playhouse

December 2, 2018

 

MILLBURN, NJ -  Broadway’s best will come together for the holidays to support the second annual Broadway Beats Hunger performance at the Paper Mill Playhouse in Millburn, New Jersey on December 10 at 7 p.m. All proceeds raised will go directly to Summit Medical Group Foundation and Community FoodBank of New Jersey’s joint ...

Chamber Music for The Rohingya Refugees at Christ Church in Short Hills

SHORT HILLS, NJ - Music for Life International and Christ Church in Short Hills present An Afternoon of Chamber Music for The Rohingya Refugees  at 3 p.m. on Sunday, December 9th, 2018. This concert will be a prelude event to a major humanitarian concert at Carnegie Hall on January 28, 2019 called Beethoven For The Rohingya. Internationally-acclaimed artists - ...

Millburn High School Presents a Winter Chorus & Orchestra Concert

MILLBURN, NJ - The Music Department of Millburn High School proudly presents its annual Winter Chorus and Orchestra Concert on Wednesday, December 12 at 7:30 P.M. in the high school auditorium. This concert is free and open to the public. Ensembles are under the direction of Ms. Flora Yousefi, Director of Orchestra, and Ms. Jessica Peirce, Director of ...

Vehicles Continue to be Burglarized in Short Hills

December 12, 2018

 On December 4, 2018 Millburn Police Officer Beyer responded to a Taylor Rd residence on a burglary to motor vehicle report. The resident reports sometime overnight unknown actor/s entered her 2013 Mercedes Benz Gl and ransacked the glove compartment and center console. Nothing appears to be missing. The incident is under investigation by the Millburn Police Detective Bureau.

On December ...

Louis Vuitton Wallet Pinched While Shopping at Trader Joe's in Millburn

 On November 27, 2018 Millburn Police Officer O’Neill responded to headquarters on a theft report. The Church St resident reports the theft of 2 packages delivered to his residence between November 24-25, 2018 valued at $353.00. The incident is under investigation by the Millburn Police Detective Bureau.

On November 27, 2018 Millburn Police Officers Royce and Czupak responded to the ...

Millburn Fire Department Shares Holiday Safety Tips

MILLBURN, NJ - As we celebrate the 2018 holiday season, the Millburn Fire Department is reminding community residents to observe holiday safety guidelines. A recent study showed that approximately 800 home fires are caused by holiday decorations in the United States each year, and the Federal Emergency Management Agency estimates that 25 percent of winter fires are caused by Christmas ...

Downtown Millburn Development Alliance (DMDA) Board Vote to Dissolve Itself

December 13, 2018

MILLBURN, NJ – The majority of the board members of the Downtown Millburn Development Alliance (DMDA) voted last night to dissolve the organization during a regularly scheduled board meeting. The unexpected announcement comes only a month after the Millburn Township Committee approved the organization’s 2019 budget and just weeks before the election of new board members.

According ...

Atlantic Health System Named a Best Workplace for Diversity For Third Year in a Row

Atlantic Health System has once again been recognized for its commitment to diversity by being named number 77 on the FORTUNE ‘Best Workplaces for Diversity’ list– the third year in a row Atlantic Health System has earned this recognition from the national publication. As a leading provider of health care in New Jersey with more than 16,500 team members, Atlantic Health System ...

Video: Point View's Dietze Tells CNBC Market Rally Could Arrive in 'Saint Nick' of Time

Point View Wealth Management's Founder, President, and Chief Investment Strategist, David Dietze, appeared live on CNBC detailing prospects for a yearend rally:

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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 services and comprehensive financial ...

Husky Foster Program at Tree-licious Orchards Provides a Better Life for Rescue Dogs

December 10, 2018

PORT MURRAY, NJ -- Tree-licious Orchards has a great reputation for their varieties of apples, fruits and vegetables, but it’s also known as a foster home for rescue husky dogs. “Our huskies just love life at the orchard,” said Tree-licious partner, Ginger Kesler.

Housing huskies at the farm started as a way to help reduce the orchard of critters and provide a better life for ...

Clinton's Fourchette Shares the Secrets of their Success as a Small Business

<!--block-->CLINTON, NJ -- TAPintoTV Senior Producer Kayla Galka recently stopped into Fourchette, a shop on Main Street here, and spoke with staff members about the secrets of the success behind this thriving small business.

Fourchette opened five years ago as a full-service cheese shop, with gourmet foods, imported French linens and unique home and kitchen goods. While ...

Millburn Winter Walk Holiday Event Highlights the Importance of Shopping Local

<!--block-->MILLBURN, NJ -- Crowds gathered here in Taylor Park for the lighting of the 2nd Annual “Winter Walk,” presented by the Millburn-Short Hills Chamber of Commerce. Held a day after “Shop Local Saturday,” the event highlighted the importance of community and supporting local destinations and businesses this holiday season. <!--block-->

“It ...

Amanda's Baby Comes Early in Third 'Journey of Hope' Video Released by Birth Haven

December 11, 2018

Birth Haven, a shelter for homeless pregnant women and their babies, located in Newton, New Jersey, is continuing its “Journey of Hope” video series by releasing its third, and most surprising, feature of the series. 

In the third part of this series, Amanda continues to prepare for her life as a mother. Early morning chores, meetings, doctor appointments, and classes, all ...

Retired Millburn Teacher Selected as Honoree at New Year's Rose Parade in California

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - The NJ Sharing Network recently held a Rose Dedication Ceremony for Jim Rhatikan of Berkeley Heights, a liver recipient, who has been selected as one of the honorees on the "Donate Life" float at the New Year's Day Rose Parade in Pasadena, CA.

"Since 2004, the Donate Life float has added an emotional and deeply meaningful dimension to America's ...

Impact100 Essex Selects Four Finalist Nominees for 2018 Grant Award

NEWARK, NJ - Impact100 Essex announced the four finalist grant nominees for their 2018 grant award today. One of these nominees will be voted the recipient of the $120,000 grant at the group’s Annual Conference to be held on January 15, 2019 at the Upper Montclair Women’s Club. 

“We received 49 applications for inspiring and worthy projects this year. Through our ...

AHa!, Atlantic Health System’s Innovation Center Celebrates Strong First Year

December 12, 2018

MORRISTOWN, NJ  – One year after it was created, AHa!—Atlantic Health System’s innovation center and idea incubator—has led to improved ways to deliver care, multiple patents (more pending), and a robust idea pipeline.

At the end of 2017, Atlantic Health System launched Atlantic Health Advancements—AHa!—to inspire Atlantic Health System’s team of ...

Recall of Shop Rite Poultry Products

WASHINGTON, DC – Amboy Group, LLC, a Woodbridge, N.J. establishment, is recalling an undetermined amount of raw boneless and skinless poultry products because the products are misbranded and may contain milk, egg, and 

soy, known allergens, which are not declared on the finished product label, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection ...

Saint Barnabas Named Among 2018 "Most Wired" Hospitals

Most Wired Hospitals Use Technology for a Better Patient Experience

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Saint Barnabas Medical Center (SBMC) in Livingston was one of eight RWJBarnabas Health facilities named to the “2018 Most Wired Hospitals” list.

The annual Healthcare’s Most Wired survey, overseen by the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME), is now in ...

Community Congregational Church Celebrates 65 Years in Short Hills

December 1, 2018

SHORT HILLS, NJ - Celebrate the rededication of our Sanctuary and the installation of projection! Douglas Wright, church member and architect for the project, will share the morning message; and Lynn Magrane (Church President) and John Gerbino (Chair of the Sanctuary Projection Task Force) will lead a ceremony rededicating the Sanctuary for our ministry in the next 65 years and beyond. Come ...

Put "giving" in Thanksgiving with Community Church

In the spirit of Thanksgiving, give back to others. Community Congregational Church in Short Hills coordinates activities that help families in need in Irvington - and you can be part of it this Thanksgiving season.

HANDS-ON VOLUNTEER PROJECTS
5K to Beat Hunger: Instead of running a 5K, pack 5,000 pounds of food to beat hunger on Sunday, Nov. 18 at noon. Parents and kids ...

Mother and Five Others Charged with Brutally Beating and Scalding Her 3-Year-Old Son

December 12, 2018

NEWARK– A mother of a three-year-old boy and five of her roommates have been charged with aggravated assault and endangering the welfare of a child. The Essex County Prosecutor’s Office stated that the child was systematically and beaten with a belt and fists. They are also accused of coordinating beatings and pouring scalding water on hin as a form of corporal punishment.

The six ...

Essex County Couple Charged with Animal Cruelty

NEWARK– Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens, II, and Newark Public Safety Director Anthony Ambrose announced today that two people were arrested for animal cruelty for allegedly starving and neglecting a six-month-old, male pit bull puppy in their Newark apartment.

Jose E. Martinez, 29, and his girlfriend Porchia Williams, 27, both of Newark are accused of failing to feed ...

Authorities Investigate Fatal Shooting in Newark, NJ

NEWARK, NJ - Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens, II and Newark Public Safety Director Anthony F. Ambrose, III have announced that authorities are investigating the fatal shooting of a man in Newark last night. At approximately 10:35 p.m., Newark police officers were dispatched to the 100 block of Hobson Street on reports of shots fired. Arriving officers ...

Investigation Continues Into Bias Graffiti at School in Westfield

December 11, 2018

Reporting hate crimes allows the public, researchers, law enforcement and community leaders to develop preventative measures, the FBI says.

WESTFIELD, NJ — The hateful graffiti recently found at Edison Intermediate School targeted a number of groups of people, school officials said.

The officials had strongly condemned the hateful messages found at the school Nov. 29 and at a school ...

As Community Rallies Against Hate, Swastikas Appear at Summit High School

SUMMIT, NJ - Days after swastikas were found on the walls of Lawton C. Johnson Summit Middle School (LCJMS), Summit High School Principal Stacy Grimaldi has notified both students and parents that the images have also been found carved into the stalls in a boys bathroom in the Kent Place Boulevard campus.

Like the incident at LCJSMS, Grimaldi notes in her e-mail that the incident has been ...

Swastikas Found on Bathroom Walls at Summit Middle School

SUMMIT, NJ - In a letter e-mailed to Summit School District parents, Superintendent of Schools June Chang has disclosed that Swastikas were found on a bathroom wall at Lawton C. Johnson Summit Middle School "immediately before the extended Thanksgiving weekend."

Further, Chang details that "additional offensive drawings ...

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Letter: Oppose NJ Redistricting Amendment

December 2, 2018

To The Editor:

NJ legislative leaders are supporting a horrible amendment to the NJ Constitution, a purely political proposal to increase the ability of politicians to choose their voters. It would also embed the two-party system into the New Jersey Constitution, a blatant attempt to weaken third parties like the Green and Libertarian parties.

New Jersey would be much better ...

Come See New Holiday Plantings at Millburn Free Public Library

December 12, 2018

MILLBURN, NJ - Stop by and see Millburn Free Public Library’s new Holiday plantings. Jean Lee, chair of the Friends of the Millburn Library Garden Committee, revitalized the Library’s indoor garden on Monday. Come see our lobby all decked up with holiday decor and beautiful Poinsettias. Shown in the pics are Jean Lee with the Board of Friends of MFPL and Michael Banick, Director of ...

Point View's Petrides Heads to Nation's Capital as Panelist on Barron's 'Risk & Reward' Conference

Point View Wealth Management's Managing Director and Portfolio Manager, John Petrides, will be a panelist for Barron's initial conference series "Risk & Reward" in Washington, DC, on Thursday morning, Dec. 6, 2018, from 8 - 10 a.m. at the Line Hotel.

The topic for the event is Longevity - a look at the changing demographics of aging, and the ...

Be a Stocking Stuffer!

Looking for a volunteer experience that the whole family can do together? Stuff stockings with toys and treats to brighten a child’s Christmas! Stockings will be delivered to children in Irvington just in time to be opened on Christmas morning.

This kid-friendly event takes place after 10:30am Worship on Sunday, December 23, which also includes a fun, pop-up pageant for kids. A light ...

Video: Millburn Winter Walk Continues Through Jan. 24

<!--block-->MILLBURN, NJ - <!--block-->The Winter Walk will run every evening in Taylor Park from now through January 24, 2019. 

Bring the family and friends and enjoy the holiday lights in downtown Millburn.

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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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Three Millburn Township Ordinances Passed on First Reading at Dec. 5 Meeting

December 6, 2018

NOTICE

MILLBURN TOWNSHIP

ORDINANCES 2520-18, 2521-18 and 2522-18

PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that the following Ordinances were 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, December 4, 2018. They will be considered for final passage and adoption at ...

AtlantiCast

AtlantiCast: Episode 23

On this week’s AtlantiCast, find out why it’s easier than ever to receive care at Atlantic Health System, the Morristown Medical Center’s Heart Success program reaches a milestone in the fight against heart failure, quality healthcare that protects the environment and kicking off the holiday season with the Festival of Lights.

 

Upcoming Events

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Thu, December 13, 8:00 PM

Par440 Restaurant & Lounge, Short Hills

Latin Night at Par440

Arts & Entertainment Food & Drink

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Sat, December 15, 9:15 AM

Oak Knoll School of the Holy Child, Summit

Make-Your-Own Christmas Ornament

Arts & Entertainment Education Giving Back

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Sat, December 15, 10:00 AM

Lightbridge Academy, Millburn

Breakfast and Photos with Santa at Millburn's ...

Arts & Entertainment Education

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Sat, December 15, 11:00 AM

The Cora Hartshorn Arboretum and Bird Sanctuary, Short Hills

Fourth Annual Hot Chocolate Hike Weekend at the ...

Education Green