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The Township Beautification League Will Be Planting Flowers and Plants Saturday, May 15

May 14, 2021

The Township Beautification League (TBL) will be planting 1,500 plants and flowers in over 100 different size pots on Saturday, May 15. Volunteers plan to adorn the town streets with colorful flowers on Millburn Avenue from Baltusrol Way to Vauxhall Road, Chatham Road, Main Street, Essex Street, in Taylor Park and along Brookside Drive leading to the Papermill Playhouse.

TBL President ...

Activities Planned for Millburn’s Bike Week--April 17 to April 24

Bike Week kicks off in Millburn Township this Saturday, April 17! All residents are invited to a week of fun activities to promote biking and pedestrian safety in our community. 

Some activities will require pre-registration for participation. See below for the full list.

Millburn Bike Week is a collaboration between the Millburn Township Pedestrian Safety Advisory Board, Millburn ...

Short Hills' YB Fitness Closes After a Year of COVID-19 Regulations



After operating for six years on Morris Turnpike in Short Hills, upscale physical fitness center YB Fitness closed on April 3, following a year of COVID-19 regulations.


President Alex Crispo posted on their Facebook page, “It is with heavy hearts that we announce the closing of YB Fitness.” He continued, “After six terrific ...

Millburn Chinese Association Distributing Free "Stop Asian Hate" Signs

In response to the recent nationwide spate of Asian hate crimes, the Millburn Chinese Association is offering free “Stop Asian Hate” signs to anyone who would like to display one on their lawn. 

Millburn Chinese Association became sign distributors when volunteer Ting Wu discovered that Jun Quon of Chatham was giving out Stop Asian Hate signs. Quon has managed to ...

Hundreds Showed Solidarity at Millburn’s “Stop Asian Hate” Vigil and Rally





Research released by the reporting forum Stop AAPI (Asian Americans Pacific Islanders) Hate on March 16 revealed nearly 3,800 hate crime incidents were reported from March 19, 2020 to February 28, 2021, a significant increase over last year's count of about 2,600. New York City police data shows violent attacks against Asian Americans have increased by ...

Representative Malinowski Meets with Inaugural Class of Female Eagle Scouts


Somerville, NJ Representative Tom Malinowski met virtually with local members of Scouts BSA Troop 19 – St. Rose of Lima, Short Hills and the inaugural class of female Eagle Scouts.

Five members of the troop have earned the prestigious rank of Eagle Scout in the first year that young women were eligible for the rank in the ...

Summit Woman's Online Petition Asks Pharma Company for Access to Drug that Could Give Her 'Time'

SUMMIT, NJ — Wife and mother of three sons, Summit's Lisa Stockman-Mauriello is, in her own words, "fighting for my life and asking for your help." A petition -- that has already garnered more than 15,000 signatures -- is seeking to persuade the CEO of a Cambridge, MA-based pharmaceutical company to give her access to a medicine that would assist ...

Millburn Weekly Recap; Volleyball and Wrestling Start, Recycling Updates and More

MILLBURN, NJ — Check out the weekly recap, with all the top local stories from the past week in Millburn/Short Hills, all in one place:

Millburn Volleyball Receives Divisional Alignment for Upcoming 2021 Season
Millburn Wrestling Headed Into Season That's Anything But Ordinary
Millburn Approaches 700 Cumulative COVID Cases, While Local Death Toll Remains in Single ...

Millburn Weekly Recap; DAR Essay Contest Winners, Recreation Programs Opening and More

MILLBURN, NJ — Keep reading for the weekly recap, with all the top local stories in Millburn/Short Hills in one place:

Millburn Middle School/Washington School Students Win High Marks in DAR Essay Contest
Millburn Recreational Programs Opening Soon, Register Online Now
Millburn Girls Basketball Drops Contest to Montclair Kimberley
Millburn Girls Basketball Clamps Down on ...

Millburn Recreational Programs Opening Soon, Register Online Now

MILLBURN, NJ — With the warmer months right around the corner, several programs from the Millburn Recreation Department are set to open up, and residents will need to register to use them.

In advance of reopening, residents can now register online or by mail for Pool, Golf and Tennis/Pickleball memberships from the department. To view the membership application, click ...


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Impact100 Essex holds Mother’s Day Volunteer Event at MEND

May 17, 2021

Members of Impact100 Essex spent Mother’s Day weekend packing food  and necessities with MEND food pantries. Meeting Essential Needs with Dignity (MEND) is the recipient of Impact100 Essex’s 2019 $120,000 grant which they used to purchase a refrigerated cargo van (dubbed "The Sweet Pea") to streamline distribution. MEND was also able to partially fund the ...

Summer Food Service Program to Nourish New Jersey Children in Need

HILLSIDE, NJ—Food insecure children and their families are most vulnerable during the summer months when they lose access to the free school meals that they rely on. This year, as schools remain closed due to COVID-19, putting food on the table has been an even more urgent challenge for households struggling to make ends meet.  

During ...

Spectrum Works to Raise $80,000 for Autism & Employment Awareness with 11th Annual Bike Tour with MTS for Autism

SECAUCUS, NJ Spectrum Works, Inc., a non-profit dedicated to providing job training and employment opportunities for high school students and other young adults with autism, will join with New York-based logistics provider MTS Logistics in their 11th Annual Bike Tour with MTS for Autism on Saturday, June 12, 2021. MTS Logistics has championed the Spectrum Works mission of preparing autistic ...

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Walk-In Vaccination Appointments Now Available at Two Essex County Sites

May 5, 2021

NEWARK, NJ — Two Essex County Vaccination Centers, including Kmart at 235 Prospect Avenue in West Orange and Essex County College at 177 West Market Street in Newark, are now open for walk-in appointments from 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Monday through Saturday to anyone who resides, works or attends school in Essex County.

As of this week, the county vaccination centers at Sears in ...

Impact100 Essex Announces Start of 2021 Grant Cycle

Impact100 Essex announced the start of its 2021 grant cycle and held an information session with Essex County nonprofits. The organization has $100,000 available to give away to deserving establishments. At the April 20 session, over 60 organizations from across the county attended to learn about the grant application process. 

“We were pleased to see so many faces at ...

New Artistic Director for Wildflower Sculpture Park

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Lisa Sanders, an artist with two permanent pieces in the Wildflower Sculpture Park in South Mountain Reservation, has been appointed as Artistic Director/Curator of the park.

She replaces Tricia Zimic who served in the position for ten years.

Sanders holds an MFA from The New York Studio School and has exhibited in New Jersey, Brooklyn, New ...

Millburn Fire Helping Newark Keep Warm This Winter

MILLBURN, NJ - On my way back from a morning Navy assignment, I stopped by Millburn Firehouse 2 at Gero Park to drop off coats. Once again, when there's a need, Millburn Fire answers the call.

Since 2015, the firefighters of the Millburn Fire Department has been supporting St. John's Church in Newark with an annual winter coat drive. Coats gathered at the station will be delivered to ...

A Day with Whoopi Encouraging Vaccinations

May 15, 2021

EAST ORANGE, NJ — It was a perfect day in East Orange. The parking lot of the ShopRite shopping center (Roberto’s Pizza side) was full of excitement. Smiling eyes could be seen behind the masks everywhere.  Black cars pulled up, and out popped Governor Phil Murphy and his wife Tammy Murphy. He was joined by Whoopi Goldberg, the Lt. Governor, County Executive Joseph ...

Spectrum Works to Raise $80,000 for Autism & Employment Awareness with 11th Annual Bike Tour with MTS for Autism

SECAUCUS, NJ Spectrum Works, Inc., a non-profit dedicated to providing job training and employment opportunities for high school students and other young adults with autism, will join with New York-based logistics provider MTS Logistics in their 11th Annual Bike Tour with MTS for Autism on Saturday, June 12, 2021. MTS Logistics has championed the Spectrum Works mission of preparing autistic ...

UPDATE: Colonial Pipeline Restarted Operation; Normal Delivery Rate Expected the Coming Days

NEW JERSEY — Colonial Pipeline Co. announced in a statement late Wednesday evening that the pipeline that was shut down by a ransomware hack last week was going to restart and begin operating again. 

“Following this restart, it will take several days for the product delivery supply chain to return to normal. Some markets served by Colonial Pipeline may experience, or continue ...

Community Conversations: AFib, Heart Health and Stroke Prevention

People with atrial fibrillation (AFib) are five times more likely to have a stroke than the average person. In this Community Conversation, Atlantic Medical Group cardiologists Timothy Mahoney, MD, and Michael Katz, MD, answer your questions on managing AFib and reducing your risk of stroke. See all of Atlantic Health System's Community Conversations ...

Do or Do Not? Parenting the Star Wars Way

Two very important events occurred in 1977. One, I was born.  Two, Star Wars came out. I’ll let you contemplate which was more important, but I am willing to concede that my birth may not be number one.

Thirty-five years later when I found out that my wife was pregnant, one of the first things to enter my mind was...what order to show my child the Star Wars movies? I ...

Atlantic Health System Celebrates 25 Years of Building Healthier Communities

25 years after establishing one of the first integrated health care systems in New Jersey, Atlantic Health System has become a nationally recognized leader in the delivery of high-quality, innovative health care.

Founded in 1996 through the merger of Morristown Memorial Hospital, Overlook Hospital, Mountainside Hospital, and soon after, the General Hospital Center at Passaic, Atlantic Health ...