Hurricane Sandy Update from Superintendent Crisfield, Friday, 4:30 p.m.

MILLBURN, NJ - Dr. James Crisfield, Superintendent of the Millburn Public Schools, has just released the following update:

"I have a sliver of optimism to share!  It is confirmed that about 10% or so of the township has had power restored.   It's a start...  No schools are back up yet, but they will be part of the power company's methodical approach to getting everyone back to full power.  No better forecast yet in terms of WHEN, but we are finally making progress.

Here are some other tidbits for your planning purposes:

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**Regarding school next week, we ARE going to try to have school on both Thursday and Friday (if not sooner).  We have come to an agreement with the teachers and they are very anxious to help in any way they can, which I greatly appreciate.  Of course, all plans for reopening school depend on power and gasoline availability, which we will monitor closely over the weekend.  More updates on that front to come.  Schools will also be as flexible as possible in terms of students (or staff) being absent for one reason or another.  We want to get back to normal as much as possible, but we certainly recognize the large variety of individual circumstances out there.  We will work with you!

**There will be no K-5 lunch programs operating next week, so please plan on sending lunch in with your student.  There will also be no milk available.  We are confirming plans at Middle School and MHS and will relay that information as soon as we get it.

**There are many activities such as interscholastic sports and the fall musical at MHS that are posing quite a scheduling challenge.  We are looking at options now and will report back as soon as we have answers.  Postponements/rescheduling are both possible, but nothing is finalized yet.  This one is much more complicated than it might appear, and Dr. Miron and his staff have their work cut out for them in this area, that's for sure!

**Regarding elections on Tuesday, the official plan is now to have all Millburn voting take place at the Temple B'nai Jeshurun on South Orange Avenue in town.  No schools will be used as a polling place.  This is a wise move, as parking would be very tight if school is in session, and we may have some roof repairs complicating matters as well.  The Township will very soon circulate more details about voting arrangements.

One last item in response to questions about what might be the best thing for students to do in terms of keeping up with academics while we are out.  Of course, as much as possible (and especially for our older students), they can follow some long-term assignments or guidance their teachers may have been able to distribute.  But perhaps a better and more simple approach, given all the dislocations we've experienced, would be to READ.  Just read.  Fun books are fine, too.  On vacation or at home, its simplicity and ease makes this a perfect solution, and anything that enhances literacy skills is only a plus academically.  And it works for students of all ages, too!  I have a big choice to make tonight--go with my favorite business author's latest (Jim Collins' Great by Choice) or go fiction and dig into the third book of the Game of Thrones series.  It's title is A Storm of Swords, so perhaps I ought to give into fate and choose it..."

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Millburn Recreation Accepting Memberships for Pool, Tennis and Golf

February 19, 2018

MILLBURN, NJ - The Millburn Township Recreation Department announced that it is accepting memberships for the township pool, tennis and golf facilities. The memberships are available to all Millburn Township residents and the applications are available online.

The membership application can be accessed at or go ...

Millburn Police Investigate Theft by Nordstrom Employee

February 14, 2018

Press Release February 13, 2018


On February 6, 2018 Millburn Police Officer Royce stopped a 2009 Jaguar XKR as it exited the mall for having no front plate. The investigation led to the arrest of 50 year old Christopher Garibian of Morristown on an outstanding traffic warrant out of Morris Township. Mr. Garibian was placed under arrest, issued summonses, and released after posting ...


AtlantiCast: Episode 12

On this week’s episode of AtlantiCast, decade of excellence makes headlines, as Atlantic Health’s place on Fortune Magazine’s 100 Best Companies to Work For List leads off the newest episode of AtlantiCast. Also on this week’s show, check out the newest “hybrid” operating room at Morristown Medical Center and find out how Atlantic Health is helping local ...

Upcoming Events


Sun, February 25, 2:00 PM

Greenwood Gardens, Short Hills

All the Presidents’ Gardens Talk & Book Signing ...

Home & Garden


Mon, February 26, 7:45 PM

Education Center, Millburn

Millburn Board of Education Meeting


Tue, February 27, 8:15 AM

Congregation Bnai Israel, Millburn

JBN Presents: Women's Networking in Millburn

Business & Finance


Tue, February 27, 7:00 PM

St. James's Gate, Maplewood

Tullamore Dew Whiskey Dinner at St. James's Gate ...

Arts & Entertainment Food & Drink

The Mall at Short Hills to Host Spring Fashion Preview

February 25, 2018

The Mall at Short Hills to Host Spring Fashion Preview

View the latest spring fashions styled by national fashion expert Gina LaMorte

SHORT HILLS, N.J., Feb. 23, 2018 – On Saturday, March 10, The Mall at Short Hills will host a spring fashion preview styled by national fashion expert Gina LaMorte. Two presentations will be held at 1 and 3 p.m. in Grand Court and will ...

Millburn Recreation 2018 Spring/Summer Program Registration Now Open

The Millburn Recreation Department is currently accepting registration for their Spring/Summer programs and SUmmer Camps.  e sure to register your child as soon as possible because space in all programs is limited.

Please see our website at for more information, or you can visit our documents page with all of our registration forms ...

Tullamore Dew Whiskey Dinner at St. James's Gate in Maplewood on Feb. 27

Join Tullamore Dew and St. James's Gate for a 5 course whiskey dinner on Tuesday, Feb. 27, at 7 p.m.

5 courses with 5 whiskies.

The menu is as follows:

Sea Urchin 2 ways
Scallop crudo in shell
Whiskey injected oysters
Squid ink gnocchi, head on prawn and kobe beef
Whiskey creme Anglaise filled chocolate dipped ricotta doughnut

Call 973-378-2222 to reserve your ...