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Millburn School Board Holds Presentation on C&MP Initiative Ahead of January Referendum Election

November 13, 2019

MILLBURN, NJ - With just over two months to go before Millburn Township votes on a new budget referendum, the members of the Millburn BOE have held several presentations for residents explaining the ins and outs of their proposal.

The plan involves financing a new series of bonds known as the Capital & Maintenance Plan (C&MP), totaling $20,500,000 that will kick into effect as the ...

Millburn Schools Honored for Attaining Future Ready Bronze Status

MILLBURN, NJ - After being named to the bonze level of the Future Ready Initiative this past September, Millburn Schools took a moment to honor the educators who made it possible.

The ranking certifies that all schools in the district are in compliance with a series of mandates regarding technology integration and usage in the classroom, which is often an indicator of how ready students will ...

Millburn High School College Night Provides Springboard for Irvington Students

MILLBURN, NJ — As part of the process of college selection process, Millburn High School hosted its annual College Night this past Monday.

Representatives from dozens of schools came to speak with prospective students. The event is an important night for high school students in town, especially the juniors, who are looking to apply to college the following year.

For soon-to-be ...

Short Hills Housing Development Anticipates 100-125 Students In Millburn Schools: Lawsuit Filed Against Millburn Township and Woodland Road Developer

November 4, 2019

SHORT HILLS, NJ – Last Monday at a regularly scheduled Millburn Board of Education meeting, Dr. Christine Burton announced that Millburn Township schools are anticipating 100-125 students entering the school system in 2020.

According to Nancy Dries, Milburn Schools Communications Coordinator, the estimate was initially provided by Mack-Cali to Millburn Township administrators and later ...

Millburn Township Candidates Debate Issues at Short Hills Association Forum

MILLBURN, NJ - With the 2019 general election less than two weeks away, the Millburn Ed Center played host Thursday night to a candidate's forum, which was an opportunity for town residents to ask questions of people running for seats on the Millburn Township Committee.

Current Mayor and Democratic candidate Diane Thall-Eglow was the only incumbent of the three candidates at the ...

Short Hills Association to Host Millburn Township Candidates’ Forum

SHORT HILLS, NJ – The Short Hills Association, Millburn Township’s oldest civic association, will host a candidates’ forum on Thursday, 7:30 p.m. at the Millburn Education Center. Residents of Millburn/Short Hills are invited and encouraged to attend.

The purpose of the event is to give township residents an opportunity to engage with the candidates running for Millburn ...

Millburn Football Alumni, Boosters Set to Hold Memorial Tournament in Memory of Coach Guarino

November 11, 2019

MILLBURN, NJ - Earlier this year, Carmen Guarino, a beloved former Millburn Football coach, passed away from cancer. Now, a group of Millburn Football alumni and boosters are coming together to celebrate his life, while doing a bit of good at the same time.

The group plans to hold a flag football tournament on the turf field at Millburn High School on Nov. 29. They have dubbed it the ...

Back-To-Back: Millburn Boys Soccer Wins Second Consecutive Sectional Championship on Penalties

CLIFFSIDE PARK, NJ — In a game that seemed destined to stretch on forever, the Millburn Boys Soccer team made sure that they would be the ones to come out on top.

Rory McLaughlin blasted home the winning penalty kick in the sixth round of the sectional championship, as the seventh-seeded Millers scored a 1-0 victory (4-3 PKs) over the top-seeded Cliffside Park Raiders. The win is ...

Millburn Boys Soccer Dispatches West Morris Central, Off to Sectional Finals

MILLBURN, NJ - It was one of those games where the first team to score was going to win. And as Millburn battled West Morris Central, Alex Migoya would be the one to provide that goal.

Migoya scored with 23 minutes and change remaining in the second half of an eventual 1-0 win to send Millburn back to the sectional finals. The Millers will face Cliffside Park, a rematch of one of the games ...

Millburn Weekly Recap; Sectional Champs and More

November 10, 2019

MILLBURN, NJ — Missed them the first time around? Check out some of the best local stories from the past week of coverage in Millburn below:

Millburn's Boys Soccer team is off to the state finals after defeating West Morris Central and Cliffside Park.
Millburn High School hosted a unique program that hekped give Irvington students a leg up in the college process.
Millburn ...

PHOTO GALLERY: Upper Millburn Avenue Street Fair

MILLBURN, NJ — The cooler weather is finally here, and Millburn Township residents were out enjoying it at the Upper Millburn Avenue Street Fair yesterday afternoon.

Check out a gallery of the best pictures from the event in the photo area above the article. Click the left and right arrows if you're viewing the gallery on a desktop browser, or scroll left and right on your mobile ...

Millburn Weekly Recap; State Playoffs, BOE and More

MILLBURN, NJ - Miss them the first time around? Check out some of the best stories from the past week in Millburn/Short Hills below:

Boys Soccer snagged wins over Mendham and Colonia in a successful start to their playoffs.
Girls Soccer also got in on the fun, with a home win over Belleville to kick of their playoff chase.
The Friedrichsen Family came before the board a second time, ...


October 25, 2019

Cast and Creative Team Announced for Rodgers + Hammerstein’s CINDERELLA

Ashley Blanchet as Ella, directed by Paper Mill's very own Producing Artistic Director, Mark S. Hoebee



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Directed by Mark S. Hoebee (Paper Mill’s Beauty and the Beast) with choreography by JoAnn M. Hunter (School ...

Paper Mill Celebrates Spirit Day 2019

 MILLBURN, NJ - Paper Mill Playhouse and the company of Chasing Rainbows: The Road to Oz support “Spirit Day 2019” in the attached image.  This year’s Spirit Day (Thursday, October 17) is a means of speaking out against LGBTQ bullying and standing with LGBTQ youth, who disproportionately face bullying and harassment because of their identities.

Three New Firefighters Sworn in at Millburn Township Meeting

November 13, 2019

MILLBURN, NJ - Three new firefighters are now part of the Millburn Fire Department, having been sworn in at Tuesday night's township committee meeting.

Anthony Tarrant, Joesph Mohler and Jonathan Rodriguez were all appointed by the committee after being approved as part of resolution 19-243. The resolution stemmed from the department's need for additional officers, and as the ...

Millburn Police Examine Investigate Reported Vandalism of Water Meter, Pipes

MILLBURN, NJ - The following is the Millburn Police Department blotter for Nov. 5-11, 2019:

On November 5, 2019 Millburn Police Officer Lanni responded to the Abercrombie and Fitch store at The Mall at Short Hills on a theft report. Abercrombie personnel report 48 year old Boone Lacy of Brooklyn concealed $493.00 worth of merchandise in a bag and left the store without making payment. Mr. Lacy ...

Water Main Break Shuts Down Short Hills Mall

SHORT HILLS, NJ - Earlier today, the Mall at Short Hills was closed down when a water main break prompted the evacuation of shoppers and a cleanup effort to get the mall back on its feet.

According to Millburn Fire Chief Robert Echavarria, the shutdown stemmed from the after-effects of the break.

"We had a water main break that feeds to all the fire suppression to the mall," ...

Embassy Suites By Hilton Berkeley Heights Earns 4 Diamond Rating

November 2, 2019

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Embassy Suites by Hilton Berkeley Heights recently received the Four Diamond rating by AAA. This marks the sixth Embassy hotel in the country to receive this elite rating.

"Just 6.3 percent of the more than 27,000 AAA Inspected and Approved hotels make the Four Diamond list," according to AAA. 

AAA is the only entity that employs a ...

TAPinto Our Trusted Local Classifieds Marketplace to Get the Word Out

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To get started, click here and sign in or register.  Then click on Submit Content and choose Classifieds or click here.

Classifieds are only $20 per TAPinto site and run for ...

Performing Arts School Opens Its Doors in Downtown Millburn

MILLBURN, NJ - Over her many years in the township, Natalie Iosebidze taught generations of students, many of whom wound up performing at major venues in the area, such as Carnegie Hall.

After she died in 2016 of cervical cancer, her daughter Tamara Delon, and her grandchildren Teona Koroshi, Natia Gagua and Nick Gagua looked for a way to honor her memory.

That vision manifested itself as ...

The Michael Och House - A Center for Aging at JESPY Celebrates Grand Opening

October 31, 2019

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Home Sweet Home is a saying that most aptly represents the sentiment of the nine (9) JESPY House clients who now reside at The Michael Och House – A Center for Aging at JESPY. Their move into the fully accessible residence was commemorated with a Grand Opening on October 6.

   “This project is a culmination of three years of preparing to improve ...

Millburn Teen Warriors Become First Teen Team to Co-Chair National St. Jude Event in 2019

MILLBURN, NJ - Last year Millburn teens Sammie Haber, Grace Varnish and Taylor Cook hosted the Chariots of Fire walk at Millburn’s Taylor Park, a charity event that raised $25,000 in donations benefitting St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. This past spring, St. Jude's national fundraising team tapped seven-year St. Jude supporter and Millburn High School student Taylor Cook with ...

Millburn Fire Department to Host Coat Drive on Nov. 2

MILLBURN, NJ —With winter fast approaching, the Millburn Fire Department is holding a Winter Coat Drive on Saturday, Nov. 2 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Drop-off will be located at the Millburn Fire Department Station No. 2 at 315 White Oak Ridge Road. Residents are asked kindly donate only adult-sized coats during the drive

All donations from the drive will go to the St.

Nestle Recalls Ready-to-Bake Refrigerated Cookie Dough Products

November 4, 2019

A voluntary recall of ready-to-bake refrigerated Nestle Toll House Cookie Dough products has been announced by the FDA. According to the press release, the products were recalled due to the potential presence of food-grade rubber pieces.

The recall is limited only to the ready-to-bake refrigerated products below, with batch codes that begin with 9189 through batch codes that begin with ...

Bergen County Theater Company Features Arts Programs for Kids of All Ages

November 8, 2019

RIDGEWOOD, NJ — In the next installation of HomeGrown: Ridgewood, Host Stephanie Willoughby visits with staff and performers at Porch Light Productions, a theater company in Bergen County offering theater and related arts programs for students from kindergarten through college. 

Founded in 2005, Porch Light Productions features a wide range of programs, such as classes in acting ...

State of Affairs Breaks Down $54 Million Allotted for New Jersey Child Care Subsidies

NEW JERSEY — NJ Department of Human Services Commissioner, Carole Johnson, explains to Steve Adubato on State of Affairs how $54 million allocated by the state will be used to raise subsidy rates for child care, allowing more families to afford better child care options.

Commissioner Johnson explained that by securing these funds, it’s the state’s hope that child care can be ...

East Brunswick Day Highlights Diversity and Community in Middlesex County, NJ

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ -- At this year’s East Brunswick Day, an annual event which brings together community residents, officials and businesses, TAPintoTV spoke with several attendees and participants. The event, which is in its sixth year, was held at the East Brunswick Community Arts Center and included local vendors, nonprofit organizations, township programs, local government, youth ...

Overlook Medical Center Resident's Breast Cancer Diagnosis Brings New Perspective on Life

November 14, 2019

SUMMIT, NJ - Natalie Rivera, DO, was in the zone.

She was focused and immersed in completing her medical residency at Summit's Overlook Medical Center while balancing being both a wife and a mom to her young daughter. Busy doesn't even begin to describe her days, which included an hour-plus commute in each direction.

Life intervened in a way that many would say was ...

Prosthodontist Dr. Effie Deegan Brings Happiness to Suffering Denture Patients

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The art and science of making a great denture is a specialty that Dr. Effie Deegan of Deegan Dental in West Orange prides herself in so that her patients can eat comfortably with their dentures while also having a pleasing, natural-looking smile.

Dr. Deegan’s dentures are custom fitted to each patient's anatomy using specialized techniques such ...

The Joanne Danzis Foundation and Dr. Angela Alistar of Atlantic Health Team Up For Pancreatic Cancer Research

MORRISTOWN, NJ - November is national Pancreatic Cancer Awareness month. According to Atlantic Health System, more than 56,000 Americans will be diagnosed with pancreatic cancer this year alone. 

Experts believe the second leading cause of all cancer related deaths in 2020 will be from Pancreatic Cancer. To help raise money for pancreatic cancer research, The Jo-Ann ...

Millburn's Indian Community Celebrates Diwali With Pyrotechnics in the Park

October 28, 2019

MILLBURN, NJ - With rain pouring down all morning, The Millburn/Short Hills Desi Club (MSHDC) almost canceled their annual Diwali celebration. But with a fortunate reversal in the weather, and a temperate evening, the festivities were a go.

Diwali is the Hindu festival of lights, and holds roughly the same importance in the Hindu spiritual calendar as Christmas does to ...

Public Invited to Participate in Essex County Sustainable Homes and Habitats Gingerbread Contest

November 13, 2019

ROSELAND, NJ — The public is invited to participate in the 2019 Sustainable Homes and Habitats Gingerbread Contest at the Essex County Environmental Center. The contest is free and there are a variety of categories in which participants can compete. 

The deadline to register is Saturday, Dec. 7, and all entries must be delivered to the Environmental Center by Monday, Dec.

Winning $59,545 Lottery Ticket Sold at Livingston’s Quick Mart Food Store

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Of the four lucky tickets that matched all five numbers drawn—splitting the $238,180 Jersey Cash 5 jackpot from Thursday’s drawing—one was sold at Livingston’s Quick Mart Food Store at 172 South Livingston Avenue. The retailer will receive a bonus check for $2,000 for selling the winning ticket, which was ultimately worth $59,545, according to the ...

10-Year-Old Advocates For Larger Skate Park in Maplewood

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — When Luke Spoerel identified a problem in his town, he took advantage of his civic opportunity and spoke up at the Nov. 6 Township Committee meeting. 

The Jefferson Elementary School student came prepared with photos on a presentation board and voiced his opinion during the public comments portion of the meeting, concerning the crowded Maplecrest Park ...

Lawsuit: NJ Trooper Was Texting Moments Before Crash That Killed Teenage Girl in 2017

November 14, 2019

WESTFIELD, NJ — The state police trooper who hit a 14-year-old Westfield girl while driving on Central Avenue in 2017 was texting in the moments leading up the fatal crash, evidence contained in the court record for a civil lawsuit against the trooper shows.

While investigators cleared state Trooper Alexander Gelfand of criminal charges at the time, the lawsuit filed by the family of the ...

Belmar’s Joe Rooney and Paralyzed Teammate Power Through for ‘Amazing Finish’ to NYC Marathon

BELMAR, NJ — When Joe Rooney of Belmar ran his first New York City Marathon last Sunday, he did not go it alone. He completed the 26-mile run powering a custom wheelchair that held his race partner, quadriplegic Mikey Nichols — and his inspiration for taking on the challenging feat.

They crossed the finish line in just under four hours — the fourth best of eight duo-teams ...

Man Gets Community Service, Probation in Slip-And-Fall Hoax

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - One day last year, Alexander Goldinsky scattered a cup of ice on his employer's cafeteria floor, took a quick peak to make sure the coast was clear and proceeded to carefully maneuver himself to the floor to make it look as if he had fallen.

Goldinsky laid there until someone found him.

Eventually he said he had suffered a head injury and filed an insurance ...

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Letter to the Editor: Embarrassing Election Process

November 8, 2019

I’m not sure the process or exactly how it works.  BUT all four candidates put their blood sweat and tears into campaigns the past 2-3 months (maybe longer) and have to sit idle since Tuesday wondering what the next three years of their lives look like.  It’s Friday and now word is the mail in ballots won’t be counted till Tuesday.  All four candidates put their ...

Performance, Not Politics: Let's Vote for the Best Person for the Job

As it pertains to political parties, George Washington said it best “However [political parties] may now and then answer popular ends, they are likely in the course of time and things, to become potent engines, by which cunning, ambitious, and unprincipled men will be enabled to subvert the power of the people and to usurp for themselves the reins of government, destroying afterwards the ...

Support for Richard Wasserman

I have known Richard Wasserman for more than 15 years and think he would be an excellent addition to the Millburn Township Committee. As a successful small business owner, he has strong concerns about improving the downtown coupled with sensible ideas to make this a reality. He also has a deep desire to give back as evidenced by his many charitable activities. He has attended virtually all the ...

Millburn Township Committee Needs New Blood

Dear Editor:

The one election where your vote counts more than any other election is  this Tuesday when voters select two Township Committee members.

The Township Committee acts as our “town’s fathers” who, just like a parent, must protect and preserve its charges. There is an expectation that Township Committee members are smart enough to make reasonable decisions on ...

We Need a Broader Perspective and a Professional Voice on the Millburn Township Committee

November 1, 2019

I am Agnes Sym and I am running for a seat on our Township Committee on Tuesday, November 5th.  I’ve lived here for over five years, after having lived in Manhattan and Boston.  This town is truly unique, and I feel so fortunate to be a resident of Millburn Township.   My husband and I both feel so blessed to be able to raise our two young children in this ...

Business Owner Richard Wasserman Seeks Your Support

Public and community service has always been a top priority for me. I've lived an incredibly blessed life and I feel very strongly about "giving back" to my community!

As a successful business owner for 30 years and an active community volunteer, I will bring business experience and commitment to our community, and to the Township Committee. With three new real estate ...

Mayor Thall-Eglow Seeks Another Term

I'm running to protect Millburn Township values with strong leadership and devotion to this amazing community. I have devoted my life to the service of others and I hope you will continue to entrust me in serving the township.

For the past three years I have worked closely with my Committee Members and through our shared goals your Township Committee has been able ...

Millburn High School SAVe Club to Host Veterans Luncheon

November 7, 2019

Know a local Veteran? The Millburn High School SAVe Club (Students Aiding Veterans) invites all of our Millburn/Short Hills Veterans to join them for a luncheon in their honor. The Veterans Luncheon will take place at Millburn High School on Wednesday, November 13th between 10:43-11:43 AM in the Millburn High School Cafeteria. Please share! And give the students of Millburn High School a ...

Millburn High School Limelight Players Present “She Kills Monsters” November 15 & 16

MILLBURN, NJ - The Millburn High School Limelight Players are proud to present She Kills Monsters, on Friday, November 15 and Saturday, November 16 at 7:30 p.m. in the MHS Auditorium. 

Tickets are  $10 for students and $15 for adults, and may be purchased at   

She Kills Monsters tells the story of high schooler Agnes Evans ...

The British are Coming! The British cooks that is…to The Book House in Millburn!

Farm & Fork Society is hosting 3 great events with UK Cookbook authors this month at The Book House.  Details below.


November 12, 6:30-8 PM

Book to Plate - Apple: Recipes from the Orchard

The Book House, 281 Essex Street, Millburn

An apple a day, keeps ...

Jespy House teams with Regal Bank to Sell Client-Created Greeting Cards

SOUTH ORANGE - JESPY House, a non-profit agency located in South Orange, NJ, is thrilled to partner with Regal Bank as a vendor of greeting cards, created and packaged by JESPY clients.

Employment and the ability to become more self-sufficient allows individuals with I/DD to gain a sense of purpose and self-worth. JESPY House created the Entrepreneurship Group to allow clients to create art ...

Millburn Township Announces Milling, Re-Paving of Three Streets in Town

November 12, 2019

MILLBURN, NJ - Milling and re-paving work will be starting on three streets in town this week, according to the township.

Farley Place, Ridgewood Road and Old Short Hills Road are scheduled for the routine roadwork and the township will share schedule updates as they are received.

Farley Place will be milled and paved from Morris Turnpike to Millburn Avenue between the hours of 8:00 ...

Millburn Township Set to Pave Several Streets This Week

MILLBURN, NJ - In a post on the township's website, Millburn announced that milling and paving would commence this week on three streets in the township. Farely Place, Ridgewood Road and Old Short Hills Road will all be part of the paving process.

The timing of the paving and the order of the streetwork will be as follows:

Farley Place

Farley Place will be milled and paved ...

The Breakthrough Treatment Center - Leading the Fight Against Cancer: AtlantiCast Episode 30

On the latest AtlantiCast, see how the Breakthrough Treatment Center is helping Atlantic Health System lead in the fight against cancer, learn how you can access Atlantic Health System services from everywhere with Atlantic Anywhere, find out if your child has “text neck” and much more!


Atlantic Health System Nationally Recognized with 2019 Healthcare Impact Award

Modern Healthcare, one of the industry's leading sources of healthcare business and policy news, research and information, has recognized Atlantic Health System as one of the Best Website Campaigns of the year for the launch of their interactive mobile-first website.

The Healthcare Marketing Impact Awards are designed to recognize healthcare's best advertising, marketing, promotion and ...

Atlantic Health System Introduces Atlantic Visiting Nurse

Atlantic Health System is pleased to announce that the Visiting Nurse Association of Somerset Hills (VNASH) and Atlantic Home Care and Hospice, a division of Atlantic Health System, will join to create a new home health and hospice organization, Atlantic Visiting Nurse. Atlantic Visiting Nurse will support patients throughout the entire care continuum as they move from one setting to the next, ...

Upcoming Events


Thu, November 14, 5:30 PM

Beacon Hill Club, Summit

When to Consider a Move: Promoting Independence ...

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Fri, November 15, 7:30 PM

Millburn High School Auditorium, Millburn

Millburn High School Limelight Players Present ...


Fri, November 15, 7:30 PM

Embassy Suites by Hilton, Berkeley Heights

8th Annual Laugh Out Loud Charity Auction & ...

Arts & Entertainment Giving Back Other


Sat, November 16, 2:00 PM

Millburn Free Public Library, Millburn

Spook Handy Returns to the Millburn Library

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