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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, ...

Millburn Boys Soccer Capture Sectional Title

November 9, 2018

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, ...

Boys Soccer: Millburn Heads to Finals After Outlasting Mendham in PKs

MENDHAM, NJ - The Millburn boys soccer team prevailed in penalty kicks after a 1-1 tie through the first 100 minutes to advances past Mendham in the semifinal round of the Section 2, Group 3 tournament on Monday.

Mendham (16-3-1) had a 1-0 lead at halftime before Millburn (13-4-1) tied it, 1-1, in the second half when Christian Clark scored on a header in the 58th minute with an assist from ...

Short Hills Student Takes Gold at National Figure Skating Championship

SHORT HILLS, NJ - Shreya Tanna, a Short Hills resident and a sixth grader at Millburn Middle School won the gold at U.S. Figure Skating Association's National Solo Dance Final for Pattern Dance at the Preliminary Level. 

The National Solo Dance Championships is the culmination of the Solo Dance Competition Series which is open to individual skaters within Eastern, ...

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 ...

Judy Gottscho Eichinger Speaks on Childhood Sibling Loss at Millburn Library

November 5, 2018

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 ...

Exhibition of Millburn Artist Continues Through Oct 30

MILLBURN, NJ - Approximately 60 art lovers attended the Art Advisory Committee’s Landmarks 20th Anniversary show on Saturday October 13 at the Millburn Free Public Library.

Held in the Library Gallery, many of the artists were on hand for the occasion.  The afternoon event also featured light refreshments.

The show remains up until October 30 in the Millburn Library Gallery, ...

Short Hills Resident Reports Home Burglary Near Deerfield Elementary School

November 6, 2018

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 ...

Millburn Police Assist in Vehicle Pursuit of Wanted Kidnapper

LIVINGSTON, NJ ­– Livingston police officers became involved in a car chase on Saturday afternoon during which the suspect vehicle struck an LPD vehicle prior to disappearing into Millburn. Police later learned that the driver of the vehicle had been wanted for kidnapping.

According to Livingston police, a radio broadcast came to them from the Essex County Sheriff's ...

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

November 9, 2018

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 ...

Point View's Petrides on the Hunt for Yield in Volatile October Market

Despite volatility in stocks, the hunt for income plays is abundant. Point View Wealth Management's Managing Director and Portfolio Manager, John Petrides, on Nightly Business Report discussing stocks and bonds on today's market

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Note -  interview starts at 16:55 mark

For over 25 years, Point View Wealth Management, Inc. has been working with ...

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, ...

Architectural and Real Estate House Tour Benefits Millburn Township Public Schools

November 5, 2018

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 ...

Making a Move: Sotheby's Summit, Short Hills Offices Host Fall Food Drive

SUMMIT, NJ - For the sixth consecutive year, all 12 Prominent Properties Sotheby’s International Realty (PPSIR) locations in Northern New Jersey -- including the Summit and Short Hills offices -- are once again partnering with 'Move For Hunger' to host a fall food drive through December 15.

'Move For Hunger' is a national non-profit organization ...

Millburn Students Host Luncheon to Thank Veterans

MILLBURN, NJ - The Millburn High School SAVe (Students Aiding Veterans) Club wants to personally thank each and every veteran who joined us on Friday, November 2, 2018 at Millburn High School for lunch. It was truly an honor for us to have you there and to be able to shake your hands and express our gratitude in person for serving our great Country.

Jonathan Sym - Navy

Carol ...

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

November 10, 2018

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 ...

Morristown Medical Center Implants 100th Left Ventricular Assist Device, Helping Patients with End-Stage Heart Failure

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Atlantic Health System’s Morristown Medical Center announced it recently implanted its 100th Left Ventricular Assist Device (LVAD), which treats patients who are in end-stage heart-failure. Morristown Medical Center is one of 60 hospitals in the nation to receive the Gold Seal of Approval™ Disease-Specific Care Certification from The Joint Commission for its ...

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 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 ...

Getting Back in the Groove After the Gravy!

November 10, 2018

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 ...

Millburn/Short Hills Families Challenged to Tackle Prescription Drug Misuse

MILLBURN, NJ — On November 10, communities across the state will participate in the 10th Annual American Medicine Chest Challenge – New Jersey (AMCC-NJ) Day of Awareness of Prescription Drug Abuse and Safe Disposal, a public health initiative supported by the Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey (PDFNJ) to raise awareness about the dangers of prescription drug ...

Former Child Slave to Speak at Fundraiser

WEST ORANGE, NJ - Breaking the Chain Through Education (BTCTE), a New Jersey-based organization dedicated to the eradication of child slave trafficking in Ghana, will feature a rescued teen at its Fifth Annual Fundraising Dinner on Thursday, November 15 from 6:00 to 9:00 pm at the Wilshire Grand. [Tickets are available through the website: https://www.btcte.org]

Founded by Evan Robbins, a ...

Caring Contact to Offer Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training

Caring Contact, a crisis hotline that serves Northern and Central New Jersey, will be offering Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) in Mountainside on Dec. 1 and 2.  ASIST is an internationally acclaimed two-day interactive training program in suicide first-aid designed to provide trainees with the hands-on skills to intervene in the case of suicide. ASIST ...

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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 ...