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‘Lights. Camera. Action!’ $125M Film, TV Complex Proposed in Newark

May 18, 2022

NEWARK, NJ — Plans are in place to transform the former Seth Boyden Court Housing Complex into a state-of-the-art film and television facility, a project officials are dubbing an “anchor” piece of a larger effort to revitalize the Dayton Street neighborhood in Newark’s South Ward.

Newark officials were joined Tuesday by Gov. Phil Murphy, New Jersey Performing Arts ...

NJ Transit Announces Full Train Service Returning To Morris & Essex and Gladstone Lines

NJ Transit announced that they have completed repairs to the rail lines faster than expected, and the Montclair-Boonton line is back on schedule as of today, March 18--including the Morris & Essex (M&E) line. A tree had fallen on wiring and equipment and damaged part of the Maplewood section.

According to NJ Transit, "NJ Transit crews working around ...

Nutley, West Orange, and Newark St. Patrick's Day Parades Honored During Essex County Commissioners "Salute to the Irish" Ceremony

(Newark, NJ) – On March 3, 2022, the Essex County Board of County Commissioners virtually held its 2022 “Salute to the Irish” Celebration. The  yearly ceremony commemorates the heritage and traditions of the Irish community, while recognizing the Parade Committees and honorees of the Newark, Nutley, and West Orange St. Patrick’s Day ...

Essex County Invites Older Adults to Enter 2022 Senior "Legacies" Writing Contest

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Essex County residents ages 60 and older are invited to submit an original story focusing on a special person, life-changing experience or significant period of their life to the 2022 Essex County Legacies Writing Contest.

Those who submit entries by Monday, April 11, will be invited to the Division of Senior Services Legacies Award Ceremony in May ...

Snow Likely For Thursday Night and Friday

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ – After Monday’s southern storm, and the Wednesday morning icing issues all over state highways, attention now shifts to a focus on a likely statewide snowstorm during the overnight and daytime period between Thursday night and Friday.

In what has become the classic winter scenario over much of the past couple of winters, this storm began its journey in Alaska ...

Essex County News: Man Arrested in Shooting of West Orange Police Officer

NEWARK, NJ – A 36-year-old East Orange man has been arrested and charged with attempted murder, aggravated assault, unlawful possession of a weapon and possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose following an incident in which he shot an off-duty West Orange police officer earlier this week, according to Acting Essex County Prosecutor ...

Congressional District Redistricting: Millburn Will Be in 11th District

MILLBURN, NJ - According to the New Jersey Globe's report, the New Jersey Congressional Redistricting Commission approved a plan last week in which the 11th District will consist of Millburn, Belleville (moving from the 8th District), Glen Ridge, Maplewood and South Orange (moving from the 10th District), Montclair and Dover (moving from the 7th ...

Shabazz Football Player is a NY Giants ‘Heart of a Giant’ Winner

NEWARK, NJ — There was no hiding the excitement on Devian Parker-Rogers’ face when New York Giants star Evan Engram hopped on a Zoom call Thursday evening to announce that the Malcolm X Shabazz High School student was this year’s winner of the USA Football Heart of a Giant Award, a competition that recognizes exemplary tri-state area high school football players for their hard ...

Essex County Holiday Lights Spectacular Returns Nov. 19 at Turtle Back Zoo

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The free Essex County Holiday Lights Spectacular at the Turtle Back Zoo in West Orange returns on Friday, Nov. 19, after a hiatus in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

The Holiday Lights Spectacular is open Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through Dec. 5 and will then be open daily through the end of the year from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. each night. The ...

Bestselling Author Harlan Coben Films in Livingston for Next Page-to-Screen Adaptation

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Local followers of Livingston native Harlan Coben's works may notice some familiar locations featured in the upcoming adaptation of his 2011 novel “Shelter” if the pilot is determined to be successful.

Throughout the day on Monday, when Livingston High School (LHS) students were off for the Columbus Day holiday, production vans lined the streets ...

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New Jersey First Responders Call on FTC to Approve RWJBarnabas Health Transaction with Saint Peter’s Healthcare System

New Brunswick, NJ – New Jersey’s largest union representing firefighters and EMS workers is urging the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”), to approve the transaction between Saint Peter’s Healthcare System (“Saint Peter’s”) and RWJBarnabas Health (“RWJBH”) that will lead to the creation of New Jersey’s first premier academic medical ...

Middlesex County Commissioner Director Rios Urges Approval of RWJBarnabas Health Transaction with Saint Peter’s HealthCare System

New Brunswick, NJ – Middlesex County Commissioner Director Ronald G. Rios expressed his support for the transaction between Saint Peter’s HealthCare System and RWJBarnabas Health (“RWJBH”), which will lead to the creation of a premier academic medical center (“premier AMC”) in New Brunswick.

“I support the partnership of RWJBH and Saint Peter’s ...

New Jersey Legislative Black Caucus Calls on FTC to Approve RWJBarnabas Health Transaction with Saint Peter’s HealthCare System

New Brunswick, NJ – In a letter to the Federal Trade Commission, the New Jersey Legislative Black Caucus has called upon the regulatory body to approve the transaction between Saint Peter’s Health Care System and RWJBarnabas Health (“RWJBH”), which will lead to the creation of a premier academic medical center (“premier AMC”) in New Brunswick.

“We ...

NJ Legislative Leaders Urge Approval of RWJBarnabas Health Transaction with Saint Peter’s HealthCare System

New Brunswick, NJ –The leaders of New Jersey’s State Legislature, Senate President Nicholas Scutari and Assembly Speaker Craig J. Coughlin, are backing the transaction between Saint Peter’s HealthCare System (“Saint Peter’s”) and RWJBarnabas Health (“RWJBH”), which will lead to the creation of a premier academic medical center (“premier ...

New Brunswick Mayor Cahill Urges Approval of RWJBarnabas Health Transaction with Saint Peter’s HealthCare System

New Brunswick, NJ – New Brunswick Mayor James M. Cahill has thrown his support behind the transaction between Saint Peter’s HealthCare System (“Saint Peter’s”) and RWJBarnabas Health (“RWJBH”), which will lead to the creation of a premier academic medical center (“premier AMC”) in New Brunswick.

“Today, New Brunswick residents in need ...

NJ Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Supports RWJBarnabas Health Transaction with Saint Peter’s HealthCare System

New Brunswick, NJ – The Statewide Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of New Jersey ("SHCCNJ") threw its support behind the proposed transaction between RWJBarnabas Health (“RWJBH”) and St. Peter's HealthCare System, which will lead to the creation of a premier academic medical center (“premier AMC”) in New Brunswick. 

In a letter to the Federal Trade ...

Homewatch CareGivers in the Community May 2022

“How Mindfulness Makes You Happier” was the subject of a group discussion at the Senior Center of the Chathams on May 3rd.  The discussion centered around understanding the concept of mindfulness and the session ended with a guided meditation led by Karen Frank, Director of Education/Nurse Supervisor at Homewatch CareGivers of South Orange.  Karen is celebrating 10 years of ...

Join JESPY House for Exciting ‘Battle of the Chefs’ Fundraiser

May 25, 2022

SOUTH ORANGE – An evening of food, fun, and support will be on the menu on Thursday, June 23, 2022 at Orange Lawn Tennis Club in South Orange, NJ as JESPY holds its annual fundraising event – which this year is titled Battle of the Chefs: A Benefit for JESPY House.

Starting at 6pm, the event will raise essential funds to support JESPY clients, while honoring The ...

3 Millburn Students Win Second Place in the K to 4th-grade Category in 2nd Annual G’ART’bage

 

Roseland, NJ – Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. congratulates (from left) Nikali Grant-Archer, Mihika Khullar and Joseph Jeong from Millburn for winning second place in the K to 4th-grade category in the Second Annual G’ART’bage Contest at the Essex County Environmental Center on Monday, May 23rd. The contest encouraged participants to create ...

Born to Run: After Open-heart Surgery, 60-Year-Old is Back to His Active Lifestyle

Brian Scully is an avid runner. But in 2019, his running started to decline—he needed to take frequent breaks or stop completely and could barely run around the block. Coincidentally, on a trip to urgent care for a sinus infection, Brian was diagnosed with a heart murmur and was referred to a cardiologist, who diagnosed his condition as a moderate bicuspid aortic valve. A recommended ...

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 ...

‘Lights. Camera. Action!’ $125M Film, TV Complex Proposed in Newark

May 18, 2022

NEWARK, NJ — Plans are in place to transform the former Seth Boyden Court Housing Complex into a state-of-the-art film and television facility, a project officials are dubbing an “anchor” piece of a larger effort to revitalize the Dayton Street neighborhood in Newark’s South Ward.

Newark officials were joined Tuesday by Gov. Phil Murphy, New Jersey Performing Arts ...

New Jersey Native Ray Liotta Dies at 67

May 26, 2022

Ray Liotta, the New Jersey native who starred as Henry Hill in "Goodfellas," has died.

Liotta, who was born in Newark and grew up from Union Township, graduating from Union High School, was 67 years old.

Deadline reports he died in his sleep in the Dominican Republic, where he was shooting the movie "Dangerous Waters."

Last year, he played two roles in the ...

Acting Attorney General Calls for Increased Law Enforcement Presence at New Jersey Schools

TRENTON, NJ — New Jersey Acting Attorney General Matthew Platkin has called for increased law enforcement presence at schools statewide, following the May 24, 2022, deadly school shooting in Uvalde, Texas.

"Nothing about this is normal," Platkin said in a statement. "We do not have to accept that we live in a country where children are shot just for going to school. My ...

New Jersey Drivers Are Paying More than $4.75 a Gallon to Fill Up, on Average

NEW JERSEY — The average price of a gallon of unleaded gas in New Jersey didn't go up in the past 24 hours.

But the price didn't go down, either.

AAA says the average price of a gallon of unleaded in New Jersey is $4.77 on Tuesday, May 24, 2022. The price is 12 cents higher than last week, 67 cents higher than last month and $1.71 higher than this time last ...

NOTICE MILLBURN TOWNSHIP ORDINANCES 2602-22 & 2603-22

May 25, 2022

NOTICE: MILLBURN TOWNSHIP ORDINANCES 2602-22 & 2603-22

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, May 17, 2022. The ordinances will be considered for final passage and adoption at the public ...

TOWNSHIP OF MILLBURN PUBLIC NOTICE ORDINANCE NO. 2600-22

TOWNSHIP OF MILLBURN
PUBLIC NOTICE

ORDINANCE NO. 2600-22

ORDINANCE SUPPLEMENTING THE REVISED GENERAL ORDINANCES OF THE TOWNSHIP OF MILLBURN WITH CHAPTER XXII “DEVELOPMENT FEE”

STATEMENT OF PURPOSE: The purpose of this Ordinance is to establish standards for the collection, maintenance, and expenditure of development fees that are consistent with state law.

ORDINANCE NO.

TOWNSHIP OF MILLBURN NOTICE OF PROFESSIONAL SERVICE CONTRACT 

TOWNSHIP OF MILLBURN

NOTICE OF PROFESSIONAL SERVICE CONTRACT 

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 ...

Community Conversations: A Healthy Holiday Weekend

This weekend marks the third Memorial Day holiday since the pandemic started, but we’re in a much different place than in previous years. On this Community Conversation, Jason Kessler, MD, section chief of Infectious Disease at Morristown Medical Center, will share the latest information on how to gather safely, provide an update on COVID-19 vaccines and treatments, and tell you what you ...

Upcoming Events

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Mon, May 30, 7:00 AM

Paper Mill Playhouse and Paper Mill Studios, Millburn

Registration Open for Summer Musical Theater ...

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Mon, May 30, 11:00 AM

High School to Taylor Park, Millburn/Short Hills

Memorial Day Parade

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Wed, June 1, 4:00 PM

Millburn

Glenwood Strawberry Festival (District)

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Wed, June 1, 6:00 PM

Paterson

NJ Cannabis Certified