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Millburn High School Plays Host to Technology Education Camp for Teachers

August 15, 2019

MILLBURN, NJ - In the doldrums of August, the very last thing on the minds of both students and teachers is going to school for the day. It is more important to soak up those last few days of summer sunshine before the marathon starts all over again.

But for several dozen teachers, heading to Millburn High School on Wednesday was well worthwhile.

The school hosted a "Tech Splash" ...

Millburn Schools Attain High Rankings Across the Board in new Niche Survey

MILLBURN, NJ - A new ranking from Niche.com is great news for people with students in the district.

The ranking placed Millburn Public Schools at number two overall in the state, just behind Princeton Public Schools. The rankings looked at a variety of factors to come to the final decision. 243 school districts made the final ranking.

According to Niche in their overall description of the ...

Get Ready to Rock With the Return of Rocktoberfest Next Month

MILLBURN, NJ - September is just around the corner, and right alongside the cool days and lengthening nights is the return of an annual Milburn tradition.

 

Sept. 28 in Taylor Park, The Millburn/Short Hills Education Foundation will hold their fourth annual Rocktoberfest event. This day-long festival features a variety of fun activities for the entire family.

The day will begin ...

Millburn Government Meetings for September

August 21, 2019

MILLBURN, NJ - The dog days of summer are winding down, and that means the year will soon be kicking back into high gear. Check out when and where you need to be to attend government meetings next month:

Sept. 3 and 17: Millburn Township Committee, 7:30 p.m. in the Millburn Municipal Building, second floor.

Sept. 9 and 23: Millburn BOE Meeting, 7:45 p.m. in the Millburn ...

Millburn Residents, Officials Named to Pedestrian Safety Board.

MILLBURN, NJ - At Tuesday night's township committee meeting, the committee passed resolution 19-192, which names a total of nine individuals to the pedestrian safety board.

The board, created by township ordinance 2532-198 in June of this year is intended by the township to concern itself with issues related to pedestrian safety. Tuesday's resolution appointed the members of the ...

Millburn Environmental Commission Proposes Preliminary Plastic Bag Resolution in Township Meeting

MILLBURN, NJ - At Tuesday night's township committee meeting, members of the public had their first opportunity to hear about a new plan being proposed by the Millburn Environmental Commission in regards to single-use plastic bags and other plastic implements, such as straws.

The measure follows efforts in other neighboring towns, including Maplewood and South Orange. As part of the ...

Hawaii Takes Win Over Elizabeth Troopers 6-0 Shut Out - Elizabeth Team Still in the Running

August 19, 2019

WILLIAMSPORT, PA - After a rain postponed the Elmora Troopers game in the Little League World Series in Williamsport, Pa. on Sunday afternoon in the 5th inning, the team was back on the field on Monday afternoon only to take a loss to the team from Hawaii in a shut out game of 6-0 in the sixth inning.

When the game left off on Sunday, the Troopers were playing in game 2 of double elimination, ...

Rutgers Planning Re-enactment of First Collegiate Football Game

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - The first collegiate football game was played in New Brunswick and Rutgers is planning to celebrate the 150th anniversary of that historic game.

The Scarlet Knights' 6-4 victory on Nov. 6, 1869, will be re-enacted on Friday, Aug. 30 at 6:15 p.m.

Fans who arrive early for the Rutgers football team's season-opening kick off against the University of Massachusetts ...

Brian Tevlin: Championship Lacrosse Player Exhibits Selfless Generosity Off Field

LIVINGSTON, NJ — It has been an eventful year so far for Livingston resident Brian Tevlin, who is about to start his first semester as a junior at Yale University.

Tevlin, a 2017 graduate of Seton Hall Prep in West Orange, followed a storied lacrosse career in high school with two distinguished seasons for the Yale lacrosse team, although he took some time off at the beginning of ...

Update on Millburn Culvert Replacement on Old Short Hills Road

August 21, 2019

MILLBURN, NJ - In a release on the town's website, Millburn township announced that work on Old Short Hills Road will continue.

Excavation work on the street is planned for later in the week, on Tuesday, Aug. 20 to relocate PSE&G gas lines as part of the culvert replacement project on Old Short Hills Road. The work will be done between Parsonage Hill Road and Jefferson ...

Millburn Township Releases Schedule for Continuing Gas Pipe Replacement

MILLBURN, NJ - In a notice on the town website, the schedule for the next phase of gas pipe replacement was announced. PSE&G is expected to complete its gas pipeline replacement project in town on Friday, Aug. 23.

Afterward, the roadway restoration phase of the project will begin. Work on the project is expected to last through Thursday, Aug. 29, weather ...

'Meet the Merchants' Brings Food, Fun to Downtown Millburn Over Weekend

MILLBURN, NJ - In an effort to bring together members of the downtown community and local merchants, local business people held the inaugural 'Meet the Merchants' event over the weekend.

As Nadege Nicoll, owner of The Book House and host of the event explained, the idea for the event came from conversations with Andy Cooper, another business owner and operator of the Tame Salon next ...

Prominent Properties Sotheby’s International Realty Short Hills Sales Associates Ranked on REAL Trends 2019 List of America’s Best Real Estate Professionals 

August 13, 2019

RIDGEWOOD, NJ - Prominent Properties Sotheby’s International Realty, one of New Jersey’s leading luxury real estate firms, has announced that more than 20 sales associates -- including several from its Short Hills regional office -- ranked in multiple categories on the 2019 REAL Trends - America’s Best Real Estate Professionals list.

REAL Trends - America’s ...

Millburn Residents Hear From Developers at Info Session for Potential Property

MILLBURN, NJ - As the late-July evening skies darkened outside, residents of Millburn Township had a first-hand chance to ask the developers of the old Wells Fargo lot questions about the proposed renderings that had been presented before the township committee last month.

The information session, which was attended by several dozen township residents, ran from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Newark to Downtown Businesses: Have Your Employees Work from Home Monday

August 23, 2019

NEWARK, NJ - Businesses located downtown are being asked to consider early dismissals or even allowing employees to work from home Monday because of gridlock expected as a result of the Video Music Awards at the Prudential Center.

“We’d like the downtown businesses to treat this like a major blizzard – except we know it’s coming a few days in advance,” said ...

Paper Mill Playhouse 2019-2020 Season - All Tickets Available Now

Millburn, NJ - Paper Mill Playhouse will open its 2019—2020 season with a highly anticipated new musical about one of the world’s most beloved entertainment icons. Chasing Rainbows: The Road to Oz (Sep 26–Oct 27) is the story of how five-year-old Frances Gumm became Judy Garland, chronicling her early career from vaudeville to her rise at MGM, where she wins the role of ...

Jersey Sound Wraps up Millburn's Summer Concert Series in Taylor Park

MILLBURN, NJ - Their performance had already been delayed once this summer. But Jersey sound made sure that their rescheduled show would sound great.

The band played classic rock from the 60s on up, in a concert that had been rescheduled from earlier in the summer due to an oppressive and dangerous heatwave. This time, the weather was perfect and the crowd was feeling the tunes.

Before ...

Millburn Police Arrest Ohio duo for Short Hills Mall Shoplifting

August 14, 2019

MILLBURN, NJ - The following is the Millburn Police Department Blotter from Aug. 6-11, 2019:

On August 6, 2019, Millburn Police Officer Larcom responded to the Sunoco gas station at 500 Millburn Ave on a criminal mischief report. Sunoco personnel report a Pepsi machine was broken into and approximately $50.00 in cash was taken. The actor is a white male with dark hair wearing a white t-shirt.

Montclair Fire Officials: Warren Place Fire Caused by Lightning Strike

MONTCLAIR, NJ - TAPinto was the first to report on a fire that occurred at a Warren Place home on Friday, August 9. At the time, the cause was not yet known. According to Montclair fire officials in a recent release, the cause of the fire was a lightning strike, making this the second Montclair house fire caused by lightning in nearly a week.

According to Deputy Chief Robert Duncan, ...

Millburn Fire Department Battles Fire in Downtown Friday

MILLBURN, NJ - Fire crews battled a blaze in town on Friday that broke out on Millburn Avenue.

According to Millburn Fire Department Battalion Cheif Tom Pizzano, the fire department was first alerted to the fire at approximately 12:15 p.m. Arriving on scene at Oxford Jewelers at 302 Millburn Ave., Pizzano said that it took 15 to 20 minutes to get the fire under control.

"They had the ...

A.J. Perri Founder Recognized As New Jersey Business Icon

August 21, 2019

On Tuesday, statewide business publication NJBIZ honored A.J. Perri founder Albert Perri, Sr. as a leader in Garden State business in the magazine’s annual Icon Honors Awards. Now in its third year, the awards program recognizes prominent figures in New Jersey business over the age of sixty for their notable success and demonstration of strong leadership both within and outside of their ...

Local Millburn Business Announces Closing of Physical Storefront, Emphasis on Digital Commerce

MILLBURN, NJ - In a post on Facebook, local business Squirrel and the Bee grainless bake shop announced that it was switching up its business model in a major way.

"It is with mixed emotions that we announce the closing of our retail cafe as of today, August 11th," the statement posted by owner Michelle Retik read in part.

It continued, "And, we are excited to announce that ...

RWJBarnabas Names New VP of Community Health and Strategic Global Partnerships

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Margie Heller, a Roseland resident who most recently served as System Administrator of Global Health at RWJBarnabas Health and Administrative Director of Community Health and Outreach at Saint Barnabas Medical Center (SBMC) in Livingston, has been named Vice President of Community Health and Strategic Global Partnerships at RWJBarnabas Health (RWJBH).

Over the past few ...

Millburn Students Among Group Working for St. Jude's Fundraising

August 23, 2019

MILLBURN, NJ - The St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Teen Warrior Project recently gained a spotlight at last week's Millburn Township Committee Meeting at Town Hall, after presenting before the township committee.

The group, which is made up of primarily Millburn High School students, was honored by St. Jude as the first teen group to ever Co-Chair a National St. Jude ...

Cross-Country Cancer Crusader Visits Summit's Overlook Before Completing Seventh 'Tour de America'

SUMMIT, NJ - He hasn't slept in his own bed for 14 months and, in his own words, "his body is shot", but Brent Bundy is set to complete the sixth edition of something most folks couldn't even contemplate doing -- riding across the United States on a bicycle.

Bundy doesn't do it for fun or fitness, rather the 'Tour de America' treks are labors ...

Millburn Student Honored With National Young Heroes Award

PHILADELPHIA, PA -  He ran voter drives, lobbied the Millburn Board of Education to recognize two new ethnic and religious holiday celebrations on their school calendar and more. Now, Ranen Miao is being recognized for his work during his time in town with a national award.

Miao joins 12 individuals and one group of students in being recognized with the Young Heroes award. Miao was ...

New Jersey Meme Account Meets Millburn Deli; Account's Creator Talks all Things Garden State

August 13, 2019

MILLBURN, NJ - Millburn Deli is known state-wide as one of the best places to get a sandwich. The store has even shipped sandwiches out to celebrities, including Chrissy Teigen. New Jersey Memes (@newjerseymemes on Instagram) has also garnered quite the loyal following, racking up 63 thousand followers in just over a year.

So it was only natural that the two would eventually come together.

Presence of Plastic Pieces Initiates Recall of Entenmann's Little Bites Cookies

Entenmann's Little Bites Soft Baked Cookies (5 pack mini chocolate chip variety) has been recalled due to the potential presence of visible, blue plastic pieces in the individual packaging pouch, announced Bimbo Bakeries USA, Inc.

The plastic is not baked into the product but may have been introduced during the packing process, said company officials in a press release. The recall was ...

Steve Adubato & Former ESPN Host, Bob Ley, Discuss Compensation for College Athletes

August 22, 2019

NEW JERSEY -- Bob Ley, former host of “Outside the Lines,” on ESPN, appeared on One-on-One with Steve Adubato recently and came out in support of student athletes receiving pay for their participation on college teams. 

Ley, a multiple Emmy Award-winner, had been the longest tenured on-air employee of the sports network. He joined ESPN just three days after their launch in ...

Popular Asbury Park Donut Shop Gains Both Neighborhood and National Success

ASBURY PARK, NJ – In our newest episode, HomeGrown visits Purple Glaze Donuts, an award-winning bakery on Summerfield Avenue. Open for four years in Asbury Park, the donuts are made by a mother and son team, and have already become a celebrated part of the community.

The shop opened in 2015 and began having success shortly thereafter. “We’ve slowly gotten the word out,” ...

Mustard Seed DR Holding Diaper & Supply Drive in Paterson to Benefit Orphaned & Disabled Children

NEW JERSEY -- Mustard Seed Children is holding a Diaper & Supply Drive event on Saturday, August 17 from 10am to 8pm at East Side High School in Paterson, New Jersey. East Side High School is located at 150 Park Avenue in Paterson. 

Mustard Seed Communities is an international nonprofit organization dedicated to caring for the most vulnerable populations throughout the developing ...

Saint Barnabas Medical Center Announces Opening of New Human Milk Depot

August 19, 2019

Livingston, NJ – The first milk bank in New Jersey has officially opened at Saint Barnabas Medical Center (SBMC) in Livingston, which held a grand opening ceremony for the new Human Milk Depot and Well Baby Donor Milk Program last week. 

The project was completed in partnership with Mothers’ Milk Bank Northeast, which has 27 bank members and distributed almost 6.5 million ...

Murphy Calls on Feds to Step Up Amid Newark Water Crisis

NEWARK, NJ - Gov. Phil Murphy on Wednesday focused on the federal government's responsibility to lead the country to a "water infrastructure renaissance" amid a lead crisis in Newark that resulted in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency this week urging city residents to drink bottled water to avoid contamination. 

In doing so, Murphy avoided laying blame on fellow ...

RWJBarnabas Names New VP of Community Health and Strategic Global Partnerships

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Margie Heller, a Roseland resident who most recently served as System Administrator of Global Health at RWJBarnabas Health and Administrative Director of Community Health and Outreach at Saint Barnabas Medical Center (SBMC) in Livingston, has been named Vice President of Community Health and Strategic Global Partnerships at RWJBarnabas Health (RWJBH).

Over the past few ...

Millburn Township Boy Scout is Bringing the Buzz With Eagle Scout Project

August 9, 2019

LIVINGSTON, NJ -Temple B'Nai Abraham in Livingston is home to a huge amount of property. And on that property, tucked back in a wooded area, sits a pair of beehives, part of a new project by the temple in conjunction with a Short Hills Boy Scout.

The project is the result of an idea by Rabbi Emeritus Clifford Kulwin and the efforts of TBA member and Short Hills resident Casey Dutch, who ...

Orange Library Celebrates 9 Year Old Award Winning Author, Avien Abney

August 23, 2019

ORANGE, NJ - At first glance Avien Abney appears to be an ordinary kid from Orange.  He is an honor roll student at Heywood Avenue Elementary School.  He plays basketball with the Jersey Angel's Basketball Team. He swims and competes for Deep End Swim Club in Newark and has won awards for playing chess with The Newark Chess Club. Impressive, yes! But most recently he has become ...

Essex County Freeholders Honor the West Essex High School Wrestling Team for Winning the 2019 NJSIAA Group 3 State Championship

(Newark, NJ) – The Essex County Board of Chosen Freeholders honored the West Essex High School Wrestling Team for winning the 2019 NJSIAA Group 3 State Championship during a special presentation held at the Hall of Records in Newark, New Jersey. The Commendation was sponsored and presented by District 4 Freeholder Leonard Luciano, and longtime Livingston resident Freeholder At-Large ...

Interim Superintendent Nathan Parker Takes the Helm in Montclair

MONTCLAIR, NJ – Just over a month after the abrupt resignation of much maligned Montclair Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Kendra Johnson, new interim super Dr. Nathan Parker began his first official day on the job Monday.

Johnson’s resignation request was formally accepted by the Montclair Board of Education during a public meeting on Monday, July 15. She submitted her ...

Governor Murphy Arrives in Montclair to Announce Greater NJ Transit Transparency

August 21, 2019

MONTCLAIR, NJ - Governor Murphy was at the Bay Street Station in Montclair on Monday to sign an executive order improving transparency at NJ Transit by requiring NJ Transit rail performance metrics to be shared with the public on a monthly basis.  

"In just a few minutes, I will sign an executive order requiring greater public transparency into the actual number of ...

UPDATE: Newark Man Charged in Connection with Report of Person with Weapon in Union Walmart

UNION, NJ - A Newark man who allegedly caused a local Walmart to be evacuated Thursday morning due to reports of a person inside brandishing a gun is now in custody and has been criminally charged.

Joshua K. Phillips, 20, is charged with third-degree creating a false public alarm, third-degree possession of a weapon, and shoplifting, a disorderly persons offense, Union Police ...

Union Police Officers Get to Meet Their Special Delivery

UNION, NJ – A special reunion between three Union police officers and the baby they delivered in June took place last week at the baby’s Union County home.

Robert Joseph Cunningham (Bobby) was born May 20 at 12:43 a.m., delivered by Union police officers Debbie Rodriguez, Owen Curry and John McTernan. 

According to Bobby’s mother, Devon, she and her husband Sean were ...

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Rolling Stones in the Meadowlands: NJ TRANSIT Got It Right – Again!

NJ TRANSIT got it right – Again – during both of the Rolling Stones concerts held in the Meadowlands this month. Kudos to the agency and to the Governor’s office for stepping up again to find solutions to a very difficult situation.

When the Agency gets it right – it’s expected, and no one applauds. Of course, when issues occur, the Agency is challenged and too ...

Newark’s Water Crisis is As Much about Lack of Vision and Courage As It Is About Mismanagement and Malfeasance

August 22, 2019

Everyone knows it has always been a coveted desire to privatize Newark’s Water Department. The money such an agency would generate would be massive and would invite corruption. If you don’t believe me just look at what happened under the Newark Watershed Conservation and Development Corporation.

In 2013, an investigation by a State Comptroller revealed that there was ramped ...

Our Tears

Our Tears

In 1964 Bob Dylan released a song called “The Lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll.” It described the 1963 murder of a 51 year old African American barmaid in Baltimore who was struck dead by a rich, white, 24 year old landowner. He killed her with his cane for not serving his drink quickly enough. He was a white supremacist. He received a six month sentence. 

The ...

Paper Mill Playhouse 2019-2020 Season - All Tickets Available Now

August 21, 2019

Millburn, NJ - Paper Mill Playhouse will open its 2019—2020 season with a highly anticipated new musical about one of the world’s most beloved entertainment icons. Chasing Rainbows: The Road to Oz (Sep 26–Oct 27) is the story of how five-year-old Frances Gumm became Judy Garland, chronicling her early career from vaudeville to her rise at MGM, where she wins the role of ...

A.J. Perri Founder Recognized As New Jersey Business Icon

On Tuesday, statewide business publication NJBIZ honored A.J. Perri founder Albert Perri, Sr. as a leader in Garden State business in the magazine’s annual Icon Honors Awards. Now in its third year, the awards program recognizes prominent figures in New Jersey business over the age of sixty for their notable success and demonstration of strong leadership both within and outside of their ...

Essex County Freeholder President Brendan W. Gill Accepts 2019 Freeholder of the Year Award

(Livingston, NJ) – Lifelong Montclair resident, and current Essex County Board of Chosen Freeholders President Brendan Gill, accepted the award of 2019 Freeholder of the Year from the New Jersey Conference of Mayors (NJCM) during a special presentation held at Livingston Town Hall on Wednesday July 25, 2019. The award was presented by the Chair of the NJCM Legislative Committee, and mayor ...

New Season at Millburn’s Paper Mill Playhouse On Sale Monday, August 12 -- New Jersey Theater Produces THREE Premieres in All Musical Season

New Jersey Theater Produces THREE Premieres in All Musical Season

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Chasing Rainbows: The Road to Oz (New Jersey Premiere)

Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella

Unmasked: The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber (World Premiere)

Sister Act

The Wanderer (World ...

Where Do We Start the Larger Conversation About Guns?

Let's talk about our rights and our freedoms.

How many were free to shop at a Wal-Mart last two Sundays ago without fear that El Paso copycat would announce himself with the staccato fire of an AR-15?

You saw the stampede in the theater district in New York City when a motorcycle backfired. And the evacuation of a Wal-Mart in Union because of a false report.

We may have freedoms, but ...

Update on Millburn Culvert Replacement on Old Short Hills Road

August 19, 2019

MILLBURN, NJ - In a release on the town's website, Millburn township announced that work on Old Short Hills Road will continue.

Excavation work on the street is planned for later in the week, on Tuesday, Aug. 20 to relocate PSE&G gas lines as part of the culvert replacement project on Old Short Hills Road. The work will be done between Parsonage Hill Road and Jefferson ...

Millburn set for Water-Related Road Work on Several Streets Saturday

MILLBURN, NJ - A contractor for New Jersey American Water will be scheduled for excavation and paving in town today.

The project will run through 4:00 p.m. on Ridgewood Road, Parkview Drive, Rawley and Wittkop Place. As a result of the work being done, intermittent road closures may affect the immediate area, so residents will need to be aware.

New Jersey American Water will ...

Millburn Township set to Begin Micro Paving on Thursday

MILLBURN, NJ - Starting Thursday, Millburn Township will be doing micro paving work on several streets around town.

Weather permitting, the project will begin Thursday, Aug. 8 and will last approximately four days. Micro paving is the act of pavement preservation, by way of laying down a mixture of water, asphalt emulsion, small crushed rocks and other additives to the existing streets in ...

Atlantic Health System Hospitals earn “LGBTQ Health Care Equality Leader” Designation in Healthcare Equality Index

 

With a commitment to being inclusive and welcoming of all, Atlantic Health System announced that each of its six hospitals earned the “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 second consecutive year Morristown, Overlook, Newton, Chilton and Hackettstown ...

Healing the Brain - Sudden Seizure Leads to Brain Tumor Discovery

It’s every parent’s worst nightmare – a phone call saying that his or her child is in the emergency department. That was the call Erik and Suzan Sletteland received at 2:30am on July 3, 2015. As they raced to the hospital, all they knew was that their son, Sam, had suffered a seizure.

“We were scheduled to vacation with Sam and his brothers for the 4th of July,” ...

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