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Several Millburn and Short Hills Residents Named to Seton Hall Dean's List

September 30, 2020

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The Spring 2020 Dean's list at Seton hall University has a local feel to it, with multiple students from Millburn and Short Hills making the list for their outstanding academic achievements.

After the close of every semester, undergraduate students must complete all courses with a GPA of 3.4, with no grades lower than "C", qualify for the ...

Millburn Student Reports for Time for Kids Magazine

MILLBURN, NJ — Former Washington School ace reporter Sophia Hou has gone national.

Over the summer Hou participated in a rigorous application and selection process to become a reporter for Time for Kids Magazine. She was one of nine other applicants nationwide to be selected to serve as a reporter for the national magazine that finds its way into millions of classrooms ...

Two Millburn Residents Among Past Year's Colgate University Graduating Class

HAMILTON, NY — Members of the Class of 2020 were honored in a virtual ceremony on May 17 at Colgate University's 199th Commencement. That ceremony had a local touch, with two graduates from right in town. They were:

Jenna Dembner, a graduate of Millburn High School, of Short Hills, NJ and,
Aurora Halbert, a graduate of Transfer or Adv. Standing, also of Short Hills, ...

Marijuana Legalization in New Jersey is on the Ballot

September 29, 2020

NEW JERSEY - Yes, the Presidential elections are important.   As doubtless are those races for Congress.  Sure, it's good to vote for your Mayor and Board of Education members.  However, let's not forget that, in this election cycle, the legalization of marijuana is also up for a vote.  To be blunt, will weed grow in the Garden State?

Ballot Question No. 1 asks ...

Murphy Extends Public Health Emergency, Urges New Jerseyans to Work with Contract Tracers

TRENTON, NJ – During his COVID-19 press briefing today, Gov. Phil Murphy announced that he has extended the public health emergency in New Jersey for an additional 30 days. These declarations, unless extended, expire after 30 days.

“As we enter the Fall season, it is important to continue to take all steps necessary to save lives and stop the spread of COVID-19 in our ...

Millburn Mayor's Update Reminds Residents of COVID Rules, Additional Information

MILLBURN, NJ — In the latest update to township residents, Millburn Mayor Jackie Lieberberg provided the latest COVID-19 numbers, as well as information about indoor dining, COVID testing in town, and more. Kee reading below for the full update:

Millburn is reporting 173 residents having tested positive for COVID-19. There are currently  20,750 residents of Essex County who have ...

Millburn 2020 Football Team to Feature Experienced Receivers, Speed on Defense

September 28, 2020

MILLBURN, NJ — The Millburn High School football team is scheduled to get its curtailed season off to a belated start with a 7:00 p.m. home game against Belleville on Friday.

Although parents and fans will be permitted to attend, capacity limits will be enforced, as well as rules about masking and social distancing. Only digital tickets will be sold, and tickets must be purchased before ...

Millburn H.S. Unveils New Baseball Scoreboard; More to Come

MILLBURN, NJ — Although it will be awhile before it can be put to use, a new baseball scoreboard recently was unveiled at the varsity baseball field at Millburn High School.

"The scoreboard was really part of Phase 2 of the whole renovation of our baseball complex," Millburn baseball coach Brian Chapman said.

The high school field underwent significant renovations prior ...

Millburn Weekly Recap; Junior Reporter, Police Appreciation and More

September 27, 2020

MILLBURN, NJ — Another week has gone by in Millburn/Short Hills. Check out all the best local coverage from the past week right here:

Millburn Student Reports for Time for Kids Magazine
Millburn Officers Honored by Residents With Display of Appreciation
Millburn Extends Outdoor Dining on Main Street Through Oct. 5

Millburn Weekly Recap; BLM Flag, Tour de Millburn and More

MILLBURN, NJ — Check out the weekly recap, featuring the most important local stories from the past week in town:

Millburn Township Committee Reverses Decision to fly BLM Flag Following Public Discussion
Inaugural Tour de Millburn Promotes Bike Safety in Fun, Family-Friendly Environment
Millburn Ballot Drop Box to be Located at Town Hall
Essex County COVID-19 Testing Site Coming ...

Inaugural Tour de Millburn Promotes Bike Safety in Fun, Family-Friendly Environment

MILLBURN, NJ — It was riders ready yesterday on a crisp, cool September morning, as the Inaugural Tour de Millburn brought dozens of bicyclists out to downtown Millburn for an event meant to promote bike safety as well as provide a fun event for those who signed up.

By count of the organizers and volunteers at the ride checkpoint, 171 participants took part across three separate start ...

Paper Mill Playhouse Announces Reimagined 2020-21 Season

September 29, 2020

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 ...

One Millburn Resident Among Winners in 2020 Essex County Senior Citizens Juried Art Show

CEDAR GROVE, NJ — Millburn resident Maya Bloom was recently named among the 33 Essex County artists who received awards in the 2020 Essex County Senior Citizens Juried Art Show, which was held virtually this year due to the pandemic.

The Essex County Senior Art Show and Exhibit was open to all professional and non-professional artists ages 60 and older. Artwork was judged on ...

Community Kids Fall Camp at Community Congregational Church

Community Congregational Church is excited to announce the launch a first-of-its-kind Fall Camp for children pre-K to 5th grade. The camp will run for seven weeks, twice a week on Wednesdays and Sundays. The Fall Camp is COVID-conscious and unplugged, with hands-on activities such as sports, art, music, group challenges, and STEM. Classic Bible stories form the basis of each week’s ...

Millburn Fire Department Swears in Two New Captains

September 30, 2020

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.

Millburn Officers Honored by Residents With Display of Appreciation

MILLBURN, NJ — As they filtered outside the doors of the police station yesterday afternoon, officers from the Millburn Police Department were treated to the sight of a display of shiny silver balloon letters spelling out 'thank you.'

That display was part of an effort by a group of Millburn residents to show their support for the department and the officers within. The ...

Millburn Township Swears in Three New Firefighters During Private Ceremony

MILLBURN, NJ — At a private ceremony yesterday afternoon, three new probationary firefighters were sworn in to begin their work with the Millburn Fire Department.

Brandon Densmore, Victor Carvajal and Amber Lueddeke will all serve in the department when their training is through.

Densmore was born in Pawtucket, Rhode Island and raised in Lakewood, New Jersey. He attended the ...

Millburn Extends Outdoor Dining on Main Street Through Oct. 5

September 26, 2020

MILBURN, NJ — Starting next week, Millburn Township will make a change in the scheduling of its downtown corridor, which has been closed off for outdoor dining between Millburn Avenue and Essex Street since June.

As of Sunday, continued closure of the street will now be scheduled on a week-to-week basis. The decision comes as the winter months approach. In the post on the website, ...

RWJBarnabas Health Named on 2020 List of America’s Best-In-State Employers

LIVINGSTON, NJ — With more than 34,000 employees, 9,000 physicians and 1,000 residents and interns, RWJBarnabas Health (RWJBH) has been recognized as an “America’s Best-In-State Employer 2020” by Forbes business magazine and Statista Inc., the world-leading statistics portal and industry-ranking provider.

RWJBH covers a service area of nine counties ...

RWJBarnabas Health Named on 2020 List of America’s Best-In-State Employers

LIVINGSTON, NJ — With more than 34,000 employees, 9,000 physicians and 1,000 residents and interns, RWJBarnabas Health (RWJBH) has been recognized as an “America’s Best-In-State Employer 2020” by Forbes business magazine and Statista Inc., the world-leading statistics portal and industry-ranking provider.

RWJBH covers a service area of nine counties ...

Livingston Sisters Honored for Heroic Actions in Near-Suicide Incident

September 10, 2020

LIVINGSTON, NJ — When Livingston sisters Victoria and Lauren Belcuore saw a young woman sitting at the edge of a bridge in Seaside at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, they did not hesitate to pull over—risking their own safety until they successfully convinced her not to jump.

In an essay written about the incident, Lauren, a senior at Livingston High School, ...

Cedar Grove Parents Seek Support for NICUSTRONG Walk for Premature Babies

CEDAR GROVE, NJ — Cedar Grove residents Joe and Giselle Mongiello are asking for support for the third annual NICUSTRONG Walk on Sept. 13.

Last year's walk was at Van Saun Park in Paramus, but, because of government-imposed crowd restrictions due to COVID-19, this year's walk will be held virtually.

Founded by the Mongiellos, money raised through the walk will be donated ...

Montclair/East Orange based Grassroots Nonprofit, AAngelsNJ, Needs Your Support Now!

CAN WE COUNT ON YOU? This year has been an unexpectedly difficult year.  The global covid 19 pandemic has affected all of us in one way or another and normalcy as we knew it has changed to the unknown.  This year has been extremely challenging for our nonprofit AAngelsNJ to say the least and even more so for those individuals that we assist who are diagnosed with breast cancer ...

Every Successful Business Starts with a Great Idea: NJ Attorney Advises Startups and Entrepreneurs

September 30, 2020

NEW YORK, NY -- TAPintoTV looks back at our 2019 conversation with Millburn, NJ Attorney Jonathan Goodgold, of the law firm Maitlin Maitlin Goodgold Brass & Bennett at TechDay New York. TechDayNY is the largest event for startups in the United States, and TechDay produces events to connect the startup community and highlight the unique and innovative products currently in ...

There's No Debate: FDR Library is a Must-See US Presidential History and Tourism Destination

HYDE PARK, NY -- The FDR Presidential Library & Museum in Hyde Park, New York, is an exploration not only of the life and times of Franklin Delano Roosevelt, but a retrospective of some of the most perilous times in 20th century American History. 

The FDR Library was the very first presidential library ever created. It opened in June of 1941, during FDR’s third term. Roosevelt ...

Psychologist Meryl Dorf PhD on Managing Anxiety During Times of Stress and Disruption

LITTLE FALLS, NJ -- TAPintoTV looks back to our conversation with clinical psychologist, Meryl Dorf, Ph.D. about how we can maintain our mental health and manage anxiety during times of stress and uncertainty. 

“There’s a lot that we can’t control and spending our time thinking and worrying about that fuels the anxiety,” said Dorf, “but focusing on ...

Homewatch CareGivers' In-House Testing Protects Staff and Clients

September 27, 2020

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 ...

Atlantic Health System’s four ACOs saved Medicare more than $21 million, improved care for 75,000 patients in 2019

MORRISTOWN, NJ – SEPTEMBER 2020 – Atlantic Health System’s four accountable care organizations saved Medicare a total of more than $21 million through efforts to improve quality and reduce health care costs in 2019, according to recently released performance data from Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).

The four ACOs - Atlantic ACO, HealthCare Quality Partners ...

Hundreds of Moms March in Montclair to Raise Awareness on Voting in 2020 Election

September 30, 2020

MONTCLAIR, NJ - Nearly four hundred Montclair residents gathered and marched on Saturday afternoon in Rand Park calling for people to exercise their right to vote in the upcoming Presidential election. 

A group of women calling themselves Suburban Moms Against Re-Electing Trump (S.M.A.R.T.), organized the rally that included speakers like NJ Senator Nia ...

West Orange Dedicates Historical Marker to Honor Anthony Thompson

WEST ORANGE, NJ — A new historical marker honoring Anthony Thompson was unveiled on Sunday at Tory Corner in downtown West Orange. 

Thompson was the last surviving enslaved person in Essex County. He lived in West Orange across from this location as a free man from 1833 to his death in 1884. 

This is the eighth historical marker installed throughout the town since 2014 by ...

29-year-old Woman Killed in SOMA Hit-and-Run Early Monday Morning

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — 29-year-old Johanne L. Barthelemy of Irvington was struck and killed early Monday morning in a hit-and-run on Chancellor Avenue near the corner of 44th Street.

Barthelemy standing outside her Nissan Murano when she was hit, the driver did not stop. She was fatally injured and was pronounced dead at the scene at 2:49 a.m.

No arrests have been made. The investigation is ...

NJ Election 2020: Ballot Question Asks Voters if They Want to Extend Property-Tax Relief for Military Veterans

September 30, 2020

There are two parts to Public Question No. 2. Here are the details, who would benefit and what it could cost.

This story was written and produced by NJ Spotlight. It is being republished under a special NJ News Commons content-sharing agreement related to COVID-19 coverage. To read more, visit njspotlight.com.

Editor’s note: NJ Spotlight News plans a look at each of the three ...

High Rise Luxury Building Workers Walk Off Job in Bid for Fair Wages, Healthcare

JERSEY CITY, NJ - More than 100 Hudson County luxury rental building service workers, including doorpersons, porters, handymen, and others walked off their jobs on Friday demanding hazard pay as well as paid quarantine leave.

Holding a banner that read “Planned: Protect Us Like We Protect the Residents,” the workers walked a picket line at their buildings before coming together in ...

Rutgers researchers: Job Satisfaction, Productivity Rise for Working Parents during COVID-19

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Juggling diaper changes and Zoom meetings might be a good combination for some Americans.

A new survey by researchers at Rutgers University reveals that working parents are happier with their job, and they are getting more done, than people without children.

Researchers attribute the surprising results to a sharp increase in the number of men helping with childcare and ...

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Paper Mill Playhouse Announces Reimagined 2020-21 Season

September 29, 2020

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 ...

Let Us Make Millburn Township Government Receptive to the People it Represents

MILLBURN, NJ - Civility, honest public discourse and productive dialogue should be the bedrock of our community. However, it seems to be painfully absent in Township Committee meetings as was evident in several of the previous sessions. Recent discourses have reflected very poorly upon the Committee as our representatives instilled no confidence in their stewardship. It was also ...

Two Women Create Wellness Subscription Box that Inspires Health and Healing

Two Women Create Wellness Subscription Box that Inspires Health and Healing

With a mission to heal and educate, Viver Joy boxes promote self-advocacy for one's health and inspire mind-body healing. 

MORRISTOWN, N.J., Aug. 10, 2020–Morristown, N.J. resident Vicki Barghout, MSPH and co-founder Jodi Hutchinson, P.A. are excited to launch Viver Joy, a subscription box curated to ...

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 ...

Atlantic Health System Hospitals Honored for Commitment to Equality and Inclusivity in Health Care

Dedicated to providing a caring environment where everyone is treated with respect, kindness and empathy, Atlantic Health System announced that each of its six hospitals earned the coveted “LGBTQ Health Care Equality Leader” designation and a top score of 100 on the Healthcare Equality Index (HEI) from the Human Rights Campaign (HRC). This is the third consecutive year all of Atlantic ...

Community Conversations: Take Charge of Your Health

September is National Preparedness Month, so now is the time to take charge of your health. On the next Atlantic Health System Community Conversation, Scott Lauter, MD, MBA, FACP, FHM, Chief Medical Officer, Atlantic Medical Group and Faith Goldman, MD, Atlantic Breast Associates - Branchburg share some crucial information and answer your questions about the screenings and examinations you should ...

CentraState Healthcare System and Atlantic Health System Seek Expanded Partnership

Systems sign Letter of Intent to build upon successful clinical affiliation

Building on a history of successful collaboration to improve the health of residents across northern and central New Jersey, CentraState Healthcare System and Atlantic Health System have signed a Letter of Intent to create a unique model for health system co-ownership. Upon completion of this expanded ...