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Superintendent of Millburn Township Public Schools Summer Update

July 13, 2018

MILLBURN, NJ - The Superintendent of Millburn Township Public Schools is offering a mid-summer update. 

 

I am interrupting your summer vacation to send you a few updates and reminders.

If you have been by any of our schools, then you know that summer maintenance and construction projects are well underway.  

 

For safety, and to allow the work to ...

Two Short Hills Student Graduate Oak Knoll Lower School

SUMMIT, N.J. – Two Short Hills residents graduated from Oak Knoll School of the Holy Child. Fiona Erin Haggerty and Aaron O’Brien graduated from the co-ed K-6 Lower School. 

Short Hills residents, Madison Dyer and Grace Sanders, joined the 61 other graduates of Oak Knoll School of the Holy Child to walk across the stage and receive their diplomas from the all-girls Upper ...

Two Short Hills Residents Part of Oak Knoll Graduating Class

SUMMIT, NJ — Wearing traditional white gowns and holding pink roses in their gloved hands, two Short Hills residents, Madison Dyer and Grace Sanders, joined the 61 other graduates of Oak Knoll School of the Holy Child to walk across the stage and receive their diplomas. This was the 90th commencement ceremony for Oak Knoll. 

Dyer will attend Georgetown University and Sanders is ...

Millburn Township Committee Regular Meeting Reminder and Agenda

July 16, 2018

AGENDA

MILLBURN TOWNSHIP COMMITTEE

JULY 17, 2018 – REGULAR SESSION: 7:30 PM 

 

MAYOR    -      Open Meeting Statement 

                        Salute to the ...

Millburn Township Issues Synopsis of Audit Report for 2017

MILLBURN, NJ - Millburn Township issued their yearly summit of the Audit Report with comparative number to 2016. 

 

SUMMARY OR SYNOPSIS OF AUDIT FOR PUBLICATION 
Summary or Synopsis of 2017 Audit Report of the 
Township of Millburn, County of Essex,
As required by N.J.S.A. 40A: 5 - 7

Combined Balance Sheet

December 31, 2017

with comparative figures for ...

Maplewood Residents Share Protest Images Opposing U.S. Border Family Separations

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - When Maplewood resident Julie Burstein scrolled on Facebook and glimpsed an illustration of hands grasping across a barbed-wire fence, a gut feeling urged her to share it. “Where are the children?” the image asks. The looming question surrounding children currently separated at the U.S. border is etched in a protrusive shade of red. Cuban-American artist Edel Rodriguez ...

3rd Annual Newark International Film Festival Accepting Submissions

July 12, 2018

NEWARK, NJ - Three days filled with celebrity guests and showcases from both local and international filmmakers are coming to the city in September.

The third annual Newark International Film Festival will return Sept. 6 and run through Sept. 9, 2018. The festival has grown each year since it was first created, with the city last year hosting 10,000 attendees seeing films across ...

Maplewood Residents Share Protest Images Opposing U.S. Border Family Separations

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - When Maplewood resident Julie Burstein scrolled on Facebook and glimpsed an illustration of hands grasping across a barbed-wire fence, a gut feeling urged her to share it. “Where are the children?” the image asks. The looming question surrounding children currently separated at the U.S. border is etched in a protrusive shade of red. Cuban-American artist Edel Rodriguez ...

15th Annual Maplewoodstock is this Weekend: July 14 and July 15

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - The 15th Annual Maplewoodstock Music and Arts Festival, a free, two-day, live music and arts event, will be held this Saturday, July 14, and Sunday, July 15, from noon until 10 p.m. each day in Memorial Park.   

The 23 bands performing were selected from a record-high 109 applicants in 2018, who radiate from Maplewood/South Orange to other musical ...

17 Fascinating Facts About Rutgers Athletics

July 16, 2018

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - For all the critics of the athletics program at New Jersey’s largest public university, there are more than a dozen reasons to cheer for successes of the sports programs and teams on the playing fields, in classrooms and beyond.

Here are 17 on the field and off the field things this took place this past academic year at Rutgers University:

1. Rutgers had four ...

Tee times, Pairings Announced for Start of Next Week’s U.S. Junior Amateur Championship at Baltusrol GC in Springfield

SPRINGFIELD, N.J. – The USGA U.S. Junior Amateur Championship starts Monday.  The pairings for the first two rounds of the 71st edition were recently announced.

Monday (July 16) and Tuesday (July 17) tee times will be played on the 7,280-yard, par-71 Upper Course and at the 7,313-yard, par-70 Lower Course at Baltusrol Golf Club.

Monday, Tuesday tee times & pairings

The ...

Baltusrol G.C. Awarded 2023 Women's PGA, 2029 PGA Championships

SPRINGFIELD, NJ - The PGA of America announced that historic Baltusrol Golf Club in Springfield will host two of its pillar championships: the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship in 2023 and the PGA Championship in 2029.

Founded in 1895, Baltusrol has played a prominent role on the national golf stage for nearly 125 years. Both Championships will be staged on Baltusrol’s famed Lower ...

Bill by Pascrell and Menendez to Monitor Cancer in Firefighters Signed into Law

July 15, 2018

PATERSON, NJ – A law requiring the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to create a national cancer registry for firefighters to monitor and study the relationship between career-long exposure to dangerous fumes and toxins and the incidence of cancer in firefighters so to develop better protective gear and prevention techniques has been signed into law by President Donald ...

Motorcycle Accident on South Orange Avenue: Photo Coverage

MILLBURN, NJ - At approximately 4:40 pm Friday afternoon on the westbound side of South Orange Avenue in the S curves west of the new footbridge there was an accident involving a motorcycle and a motor vehicle. 

The motor, motorcyclist and car involved were cleared by 5:30 pm. Debris and clothing littered the ground. 

No further details are available at this ...

Millburn Fire Department Accepting Donations for Training

MILLBURN, NJ - The Millburn Fire Department is continuing to accept donations of old cars and is also seeking houses to be used for firefighter training exercises. 

The Fire Department uses old cars to practice vehicle extrication, which is the process of gaining access to a victim who is trapped inside a vehicle. According the National Safety Council, traffic fatalities continue to ...

JCP&L Says $400M Plan Will Improve Reliability

July 17, 2018

WARREN, NJ – Jersey Central Power & Light has filed a four-year infrastructure plan with the state Board of Public Utilities aimed at enhancing the reliability and resiliency of its distribution system against severe weather and reducing the frequency and duration of power outages.

The company announced the plan in a press release.

JCP&L calls the $400 million plan ...

Big Changes in Store for New Jersey’s Employers and Employees

Big changes are in store for New Jersey’s workplaces, with dramatic legislation aimed at improving conditions for New Jersey’s workers. These changes include the enactment of New Jersey’s Equal Pay Act, a new law to help the unemployed, and passage of New Jersey’s Paid Sick Leave Act. Most likely one or all these laws will impact you or someone in your family.

New ...

Newark Lures Amazon With $1 Billion Payroll Tax Incentive

NEWARK, NJ - Amazon will get a payroll tax break at a cost of $1 billion to the city should the company open its second headquarters here.

It’s one of two ordinances that were approved by the Newark City Council council to sweeten the deal for the corporate giant and stand out among other locations vying for Amazon’s so-called HQ2.

“The City Council has brought Newark a ...

Short Hills Resident Honored for Philanthropic Work by the JVS

July 9, 2018

SHORT HILLS, NJ - Short Hills resident Glenn Langberg was honored by the Jewish Vocational Service of MetroWest New Jersey’s (JVS) for his philanthropic efforts during their annual Taste & Toast gala. The JVS recognizes local community leaders who provide vital support that enables the Livingston and East Orange-based nonprofit organization to fulfill its mission of “Helping ...

Community FoodBank of NJ Debuts Dungaree-Themed Gala, Generates More Than $1 Million to Help Provide Hunger Relief

HILLSIDE, NJ - Revamped, Reimagined, and Reinvigorated, the Community FoodBank of New Jersey's Gala fundraiser -- now dubbed the 'Blue Jean Ball' was held at the Central Railroad Terminal in Liberty State Park. The event, which attracted more than 450 guests, yielded donations of more than $1.1 million to benefit the FoodBank’s hunger relief efforts.

The ...

VIDEO: Westfield Police Show Love for Fallen Detective’s Son at Middle School Graduation

ROSELLE PARK, NJ — When his dad, a Westfield police detective who died last month, couldn’t be at young Eric Lieberman’s eighth grade graduation from Roselle Park Middle School, 16 members of the Westfield Police Department instead walked across the stage to give him a hug Tuesday night.

“What a beautiful tribute to both my son and his father,” said his ...

Prominent Properties Sotheby's International Realty's Charlie Oppler Elected 2019 First Vice President of the National Association of Realtors

July 8, 2018

SUMMIT, NJ - Charlie Oppler, COO and Co-Owner of Prominent Properties Sotheby’s International Realty (PPSIR), has been elected as the 2019 First Vice President of the National Association of Realtors by the Board of Directors of the National Association of Realtors (NAR) at the mid-year legislative meetings in Washington, D.C.

More than 8,000 Realtors from around the ...

Maplewood Fourth of July is Bigger Than Ever!

July 1, 2018

Maplewood Fourth of July is bigger than ever!

Join us for a full day of festivities in Memorial Park, with live music on two concert stages, a carnival midway, boardwalk games, two food courts, a classic car show, the Zerbini Family Circus, and much, much more!

This year's Fourth of July fairgrounds will be accessible from 4 entrance gates, located throughout the north and south fields ...

Rocky Marchiano, Jr. Hosts Rocky Marciano Wine Tasting at Short Hills Par 440

SHORT HILLS, NJ - Rocky Marciano, Jr., the son of late boxing legend Rocky Marciano introduced his father's namesake wine at the PAR440 Restaurant and Lounge Thursday evening.  With vintage footage of Marciano's fights playing on the big screens, attendees enjoyed passed hors-d'oeuvres while sipping the premiering red vintage.

The wine was created in partnership with Cantina ...

Pub Night Kickoff for the 2018 Bob Miller Oyster Fest is June 20 at St. James's Gate

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - The Bob Miller Oyster Fest will be here in September, but Wednesday, June 20, is the night to get going and start the ball rolling for this year's event.

The kick-off event at St. James's Gate in Maplewood will feature guest and celebrity bartenders, swag for the Oyster Fest and the annual raffle. This year, as in the past, the main raffle is a trip for two ...

Geoffrey the Giraffe Moves In To New Brunswick Children's Hospital

July 11, 2018

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Over a stretch of nearly 70 years, Geoffrey the Giraffe at Toys R Us stores was the symbol of happy times for generations of children, and now he may provide those same feelings for children coming to a hospital.

"From this day forward, Geoffrey stands tall in our lobby to encourage our smallest patients to smile when they enter our facilities," said John ...

Firefighters Deliver Baby After Ambulance Flipped in Serious Accident

PATERSON, NJ- While there is no routine emergency call, the response of two Paterson firefighters to a local woman in labor took an unexpected, and frightening, turn in the early hours of Saturday.

According to Paterson Fire Chief Brian McDermott, Paterson Firefighters were transporting an expectant mother to St. Joseph’s Medical Center when, at approximately 4:11 a.m., their ...

Cooling Centers Open in Millburn

MILLBURN, NJ - In an effort to combat the heat heavy hanging heavy over the area Millburn Township announced two cooling stations that residents can take advantage of to beat the heat.

Cooling Stations in Millburn Township:

Millburn Free Public Library

Monday to Friday: 9:30am – 8:45pm

Saturday: 9:30am – 5:15pm

Sunday: 1:00pm – 4:45pm

 

The Mall at ...

Heat Advisory from National Weather Service Continues Through 6 p.m. Tuesday July 17

July 16, 2018

NEW YORK, NY, - The National Weather Service issued a 'Heat Advisory' yesterday for Bergen, Passaic, Essex, Union and Hudson Counties in New Jersey. The heat advisory remains in effect until 6 p.m. Tuesday July 17.

Extreme heat can cause illness and death among at- risk population who cannot stay cool. The heat and humidity may cause heat stress during outdoor exertion or extended ...

National Weather Service Issues Heat Advisory Through 6 p.m. Tuesday July 17

NEW YORK, NY, - The National Weather Service issued a 'Heat Advisory' this morning for Bergen, Passaic, Essex, Union and Hudson Counties in New Jersey. The heat advisory will remain in effect from noon Monday July 16 until 6 p.m. Tuesday July 17.

Extreme heat can cause illness and death among at- risk population who cannot stay cool. The heat and humidity may cause heat stress during ...

Street Renamed After Late Essex County Undersheriff

NEWARK, NJ - The late Essex County Undersheriff who may soon have the Market Street patrol building renamed after him also had a road dedicated in his namesake today.

Essex County Undersheriff Kevin Ryan often worked security at the Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart, his brother said. A portion of Victoria Avenue in front of that church today was renamed to Kevin J. Ryan Way in honor of ...

Two Teenagers Indicted on Murder Charges in Death of 10-Year-Old Boy

July 17, 2018

FREEHOLD, NJ — Two Neptune teenagers have been indicted on murder and related charges in the shooting death of a 10-year-old Asbury Park boy in February, according to the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office.

A Monmouth County grand jury has returned a six-count indictment charging Karon Council, 18, and co-defendant Jah-Del K. Birch, 17, with killing Yovanni Banos-Merino and ...

Montclair Police Search for Stabbing Suspect

MONTCLAIR, NJ - Montclair Police Officers were dispatched to a report of a stabbing in the area of Miller Street on Monday at 10:49 p.m. The suspect is currently at large.

Officers arrived to find that a 48-year-old Montclair man had been stabbed and already transported to the hospital by relatives. He was suffering from multiple stab wounds to the abdomen.

Police Rescue Woman Locked in Burger King Restaurant

NUTLEY, NJ - Officers from the Nutley Police Department responded to a 911 call on Sunday at 5 a.m. from a woman who was locked in the Burger King restaurant off Franklin Ave.

The woman fell asleep in the ladies room sometime prior to closing and woke up only to find all of the employees gone and the doors locked. 

Nutley police responded and entered the building to allow her to leave.

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National Weather Service Issues Heat Advisory thru Sunday for Millburn Township

June 30, 2018

MILLBURN, NJ —  A heat wave rolling into the area is expected to last through Sunday, with the National Weather Service (NWS) calling for a heat advisory for Millburn Township through 12:00 pm Sunday. However, an excessive heat watch runs through Monday evening. 

According to the NWS, the heat index values are projected in the mid to upper 90s today and ...

Millburn Police Issue Multiple Summons Based on Outstanding Warrants

July 17, 2018

On July 11, 2018 Millburn Police Officer Shanahan stopped a 2014 Honda Accord on Millburn/Vauxhall for speeding. The investigation led to the arrest of 22 year old Lyes Yakoubi of Jersey City on an outstanding traffic warrant out of West Windsor. Mr. Yakoubi was issued a summons and released with a new court date.

On July 11, 2018 Millburn Police Sergeant Delrusso observed a 2007 Acura MDX on ...

AtlantiCast

AtlantiCast: Episode 18

On this week’s AtlantiCast, you’ll find out how accessing care at Atlantic Health System is now easier, more affordable and closer to home than ever, learn which item from the produce aisle could be the newest weapon against cancer, see what Atlantic Health System, the New York Times and Instagram all have in common and much more.

 

 

To Our Current and Future Representatives

July 17, 2018

To Our Current and Future Representatives - Wherever They May Be:

We can never forget we are a nation of immigrants. 

We cannot fall prey to fear, ignorance and anger when we  have been historically driven by freedom and justice. 

We must have the courage and will to fight hate, bigotry and prejudice. 

We must not wake up to what we hoped was a bad dream and ...

Murphy Administration Takes Action to Help Smokers Quit

July 16, 2018

Eliminates Prior Approval for Medicaid Tobacco Cessation Medications; Counseling Options to be Expanded

TRENTON, NJ – The Murphy administration on Monday announced new steps to help New Jersey Medicaid recipients quit using tobacco by making it easier to receive tobacco cessation medications and counseling.

“Tobacco use is the leading preventable cause of death and disease ...

Second Millburn Summer Concert Set for Sunday, July 8

MILLBURN, NJ - The Millburn Short Hills Summer Concerts in the Park program will hold its second concert of the season featuring “Soul Groove” this Sunday, July 8th (7:00pm-8:30 pm). All of the concerts are free of charge and take place in Taylor Park on Main Street. 

Soul Groove comes back again this year to the summer concert series  Together ...

Authorities are Seeking Assistance in Finding Victim’s Family 

NEWARK, NJ – Acting Essex County Prosecutor Robert D. Laurino announced today that authorities are seeking the public’s assistance in locating relatives of Gilbert Garcia, a/k/a Geovanny Gonzales, who died on Friday, June 22, 2018 after being assaulted in Newark. Garcia was attacked on Raymond Boulevard near Penn Station in the early morning hours of June 22. He was ...

5 Simple Ways to Save Water this Summer

According to the L.A. Times, the average American uses an estimated 98 gallons of water EACH day.  

Here are five simple ways you can save water, to help you conserve water this summer and take some pressure off of your drains.

1. Unless you are using it, turn the faucet off. How many of us still leave the water running while we shave or brush our teeth?According to ...