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Girls' Night Returns to Millburn

May 12, 2022

Residents enjoyed Millburn's Girls' Night Out for the first time since 2019, after it was canceled due to COVID in 2020 and 2021.

According to Heather Jenquine, Executive Director of the Millburn-Short Hills Chamber of Commerce, "The return of Girls’ Night Out was a fun evening downtown for those ladies brave enough to venture out in the pouring ...

Governor Murphy Signs Executive Order Enabling State Certification of Businesses as LGBTQ+-Owned

LAMBERTVILLE, NJ–Governor Murphy signed Executive Order No. 295 which instructs the New Jersey Department of the Treasury to establish a state-backed certification program for LGBTQ+ owned businesses. Murphy signed the executive order today at Union Coffee in Lambertville, an LGBTQ+ owned coffee shop.

Certification, which will be free of charge, would expand access to public and ...


SHORT HILLS, NJ - Tonino Cigars opened its doors on Millburn Ave. with a soft opening sponsored by Explore Millburn/Short Hills in February and a ribbon cutting in March sponsored by the Millburn/Short Hills Chamber of Commerce. In the few months since establishing the lounge, local aficionados have flocked to this boutique of fine cigars and accessories.

The popular lounge has already sold ...

Millburn Micro-Businesses Can Benefit from New State Financing Program

TRENTON, NJ – In celebration of National Small Business Week, the New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA) has announced plans to open applications for its Micro Business Loan next month, which will make additional funding resources available through the Authority’s Main Street Recovery Program.

The NJEDA has already issued nearly $5.5 million ...

Levine, Jacobs Senior Member Offers Insight on 401(k) Income and New Jersey Tax

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Michael H. Karu, CPA/CFF, Senior Member of Levine, Jacobs & Company, LLC, in Livingston recently explained 401(k) income and pension exclusion rules as it applies to New Jersey taxes.

In response to a retired reader of who inquired about whether someone is eligible for the pension exclusion if his or her only income is from a ...

New Millburn Businesses and Re-Openings

According to Steve Grillo, Executive Director of Explore Millburn, several businesses have recently re-opened, and some new ones are planting roots in Millburn.

Grillo stated, "We are very happy to welcome the new businesses and to welcome back those that are reopening. The new additions bring the commercial vacancy rate down to just 5.7%."


Goldberg’s Deli -- ...

Code Ninjas Livingston to Host Weeklong Spring Day Camps for Local Students

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Code Ninjas Livingston, a local coding school that transforms kids’ love for technology into an exciting learning adventure, invites families to register for its 2022 spring day camps to be held in person from April 18 to April 22 for students age seven to 14.

Guided by trained “Senseis,” Code Ninjas camps empower kids to gain valuable technology ...

Livingston Accountant Offers Advice on Business Loans and Taxes

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Michael Karu, CPA/CFF, senior member of Levine, Jacobs & Company, LLC, in Livingston recently shared insight on the process of taxes and business loans.

Karu shared his expertise in response to a reader of who is starting a new business in New Jersey who inquired about how to avoid being taxed on a loan of $250,000 for the ...

Planned Chick-fil-A on Barnes & Noble Site Raises Outcry from Some Springfield Residents

SPRINGFIELD, NJ -- During its first meeting since January, the Springfield Board of Adjustment Tuesday night heard from a traffic engineer on plans to replace the Barnes & Noble at the corner of Hillside Avenue and Route 22 West with a Chick-fil-A later this year.

Several Hillside Avenue residents also came forth during the public comments portion at the end of the meeting to voice their ...

Short Hills Couple Will Appear on Shark Tank on March 18

Short Hills residents Leslie Hsu and Greg Besner will be appearing on Shark Tank on March 18 to present their SUNFLOW beach chair and its helpful attachments (sunshade, drink holder, dry bag, "sunnies" case and towel) and accessories (Turkish blanket, water bottle, insulated wine tumbler, hoodies, tote bag, insulated tote bag, bikini bag and more). It also folds up easily and quickly ...


Explore Millburn-Short Hills Receives Excellence in Placemaking Award from Downtown New Jersey

April 20, 2022

MILLBURN, NJ -- Downtown New Jersey has announced its Excellence Award and Explore Millburn-Short Hills for the Main Street Pedestrian Mall.

As the Covid-19 pandemic continued to rage into the Spring of 2021, the Township of Millburn and its Special Improvement District (SID), Explore Millburn-Short Hills (aka "Explore"), created a pedestrian mall along Main Street in the ...

Atlantic Health System Expands Access to its Network of Care

Immediate Care urgent care locations throughout Monmouth, Ocean, Mercer, and Middlesex counties join health care system

Providing easy access to the highest quality health care means meeting patients when and where it’s convenient to them. Residents in four New Jersey counties now have a new way to enjoy the award winning, high quality care available throughout Atlantic Health System, ...


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African American Chamber of Commerce Supports RWJBH Transaction with St. Peters

New Brunswick, NJ – Access to quality medical care in New Jersey is vital to underserved populations. That's why the African American Chamber of Commerce of New Jersey (“AACCNJ”) announced its support for the proposed transaction between RWJBarnabas Health (“RWJBH”) and Saint Peter’s Healthcare System in New Brunswick, which will lead to the creation of New ...

RWJBarnabas Health, Saint Peter’s Healthcare System Vision to Create NJ’s First Premier Academic Medical Center Gets State Approval

New Brunswick, NJ – RWJBarnabas Health (“RWJBH”) and Saint Peter’s Healthcare System (“Saint Peter’s”) announced that the State of New Jersey has approved their transaction to create New Jersey’s first premier academic medical center (“premier AMC”) located in New Brunswick.

“This is a tremendous milestone in a years-long ...

Overlook Medical Center Looks “Ahead” to Hospital’s Future at Campaign Kickoff

May 11, 2022

SUMMIT, NJ – The Overlook Foundation, the non-profit, private organization that supports Atlantic Health System’s Overlook Medical Center, kicked off a public campaign to raise funds for a multiphase expansion and enhancement project that will transform the hospital, positioning it for future excellence.

The campaign, Overlook Ahead, will help to financially support the enhancement ...

Four Atlantic Health System Medical Centers get ‘A’ Grade for Safety by Leapfrog for Spring 2022

MORRISTOWN, NJ – Atlantic Health System, a leading provider of health care in New Jersey, today announced that Morristown Medical Center, Overlook Medical Center, Newton Medical Center and Chilton Medical Center all earned the highest possible safety rating of ‘A’ by The Leapfrog Group in its Spring 2022 Hospital Safety Grades.

“Safety is the foundation of extraordinary ...

Superintendent Releases Updated COVID Guidelines

Due to another increase in COVID cases, Millburn School District’s Superintendent Dr. Christine Burton shared updated COVID guidelines in her weekly email update on Friday.

She began, "We continue to prioritize keeping our students in school as much as possible for a full day of in-person learning. With the current increase in COVID cases locally, sending full classes to remote ...

The South Orange and Maplewood (SOMA) Jitneys

The communities of South Orange and Maplewood (SOMA), NJ, are culturally-rich commuter havens in the heart of northern New Jersey. With highly-rated schools, bustling downtowns, a plethora of restaurants and an enviable commute into New York City, SOMA is a highly sought-after location to live, and homes that go on the market move quickly. Located along the Midtown Direct train line, SOMA ...

Ending the War in Ukraine and US Involvement

May 15, 2022

Ending The War in Ukraine…and US Involvement

By Karla Schultz, NJ School Nurse and Veteran of Army National Guard

I was filling up my car with gas recently and used it as an opportunity to talk with my daughter about inflation and how it means that we need to cut back on some of our spending now, due to rising prices.

Since I had her attention, which I am often competing with ...

Lesser Celandine Alert!

Blooming in many people's yards right now is a small yellow flower that, upon closer inspection, proves not to be a dandelion. Variously called lesser celandine or fig buttercup, its radical invasiveness triggers a predictable progression of emotions in the homeowner. Delight at its pretty flower soon turns to alarm as year by year it takes over the yard, spreading through flower beds, across ...

National Weather Service Issues 'Red Flag Warning' for New Jersey

April 28, 2022

MT. HOLLY, NJ — The National Weather Service has issued a Red Flag Warning for all of New Jersey on Thursday, April 28, from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.

A Fire Weather Watch will remain in effect on Friday, April 29, from morning to evening, in anticipation of gusty winds and dry conditions.

The alert was issued due to the combination of strong winds, low relative humidity and dry ...

Here Are the 13 Dispensaries in New Jersey Legally Selling Cannabis to the Public

NEW JERSEY — Starting today, residents of New Jersey and visitors to the state 21 years and older can buy recreational cannabis and cannabis products at 13 dispensaries statewide.

According to the New Jersey Cannabis Regulatory Commission (CRC), those 13 locations are:

North Jersey:

Apothecarium, 1865 Springfield, Avenue, Maplewood
Apothecarium, 55 South Main Street, ...


May 12, 2022



The Township Committee of the Township of Millburn has awarded a contract for the following professional contract without competitive bidding, pursuant to N.J.S.A. 40A:11-2(6) and N.J.S.A. 40A:11-5(1)(a)(i) and/or N.J.S.A. 40A:11-5(a)(a)(ii) at their May 3, 2022, meeting. Contracts, once executed, and resolutions ...

Notice of Action Taken, Millburn Township Historic Preservation Commission

Notice of Action Taken

Millburn Township Historic Preservation Commission

TAKE NOTICE that on the 5th of May 2022, the Millburn Township Historic Preservation Commission took the following action:

Application No. #506 adopted a Resolution of Memorialization regarding the issuance of a Historic District Regulatory Decision approving this application – property Jane and Kevin ...





ORDINANCES 2600-22 & 2601-22

PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that the following Ordinances were submitted in writing, introduced, read by title and passed on first reading at a meeting of the Township Committee of the Township of Millburn, in the County of Essex on Tuesday, April 19, 2022. The ordinances will be considered for final passage and ...

Facing the unknown – What parents can tell kids when answers fail

A wise therapist once told me, “David, no matter how much you think you can, no one can predict the future. So stop trying and making yourself crazy in the process.” Excellent advice, especially considering my future predictions tend to veer into sometimes frightening territory.

Predictions are like opinions, everyone has one. When I signed on for parenthood, I tried to anticipate ...