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Stolen Pet Traffickers Targeted in Bi-Partisan Legislation

June 26, 2017

 

TRENTON, NJ - The New Jersey Senate has passed bipartisan legislation sponsored by Sen. Nicholas Scutari (D-22) and Sen. Christopher "Kip" Bateman (R-16) that elevates pet trafficking to a third-degree crime, punishable by a fine of up to $15,000 and a term of imprisonment of three to five years, or both.

"Anyone who is cruel enough to traffic an innocent animal ...

President Trump Set to Nominate Jets CEO Woody Johnson for Ambassador Position

PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP INTENDS TO NOMINATE WOODY JOHNSON, NEW YORK JETS CHAIRMAN AND CEO, TO SERVE AS AMBASSADOR OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA TO THE UNITED KINGDOM OF GREAT BRITAIN AND NORTHERN IRELAND

 

Christopher Johnson to take over as New York Jets Chairman and CEO subject to

Woody Johnson's nomination and Senate Confirmation

 

Florham Park, ...

Man Killed in Fall from Cliff in Cedar Grove

CEDAR GROVE, NJ - A man has died after fall from a cliff at Mills Reservation in Cedar Grove according to the Breaking News Network.  The incident occurred near Old Quarry Road in Monday morning..  Rescue teams are at the scene and working to recover the body.  Previous reports indicated the victim was male and approximately 30 years old.    

This is a developing ...

Bloomfield Public Library LGBT Film Series Concludes with 'Beautiful Thing'

June 25, 2017

BLOOMFIELD, NJ - The Bloomfield Public Library Thursday afternoon movies celebration of LGBT Pride Month conclude this Thursday with Beautiful Thing in the Little Theatre at 12:15 p.m. 

June 29, 2017 – BEAUTIFUL THING     
               Shy Jamie (Glen Berry) and ...

West Orange to Host Only Vietnam Traveling Memorial Wall Viewing in New Jersey

WEST ORANGE, NJ – The Township of West Orange will pay tribute to the veterans of the Vietnam War when the “Vietnam Traveling Memorial Wall” arrives at West Orange High School from July 1 to July 4 in Suriano Stadium.

This will be the only appearance of the Vietnam Traveling Memorial Wall in New Jersey this year, and viewing is free to the public

The opening ceremony ...

Get Ready to Light Up The Sky For America's 241st Birthday in Nutley

NUTLEY, NJ - “Come out and celebrate our nation’s birthday as we light up our downtown sky” proclaimed Nutley Mayor Dr. Joseph Scarpelli as he and the Board of Commissioners announced the Township's Fourth of July festivities scheduled for Tuesday, July 4.

The 241st birthday celebration .will begin at 6:30 pm, with Franklin Avenue closing from Church ...

TAPinto Nutley included in Nutley Board of Education 'Designation of Official Newspapers'

June 26, 2017

NUTLEY, NJ - On June 5, the Nutley Board of Education approved the inclusion of TAPinto Nutley in the 'Designation of Official Newspapers.

Since launching ten months ago, TAPinto Nutley has been the only news organization to have staff at every Board of Education meeting and every town hall meeting regarding the school construction referendum 

The team has also ...

Photo of the Day: 312 Future Leaders Graduate from Nutley High School

NUTLEY, NJ - 312 future leaders graduated from Nutley High School Thursday Night and TAPinto Nutley was there to tell the story.

Watch this space as we share some of their stories, meet some of the proud families, and congratulate them on their achievements. 

Sigm up for the TAPinto Nutley e-news, delivered every morning by email or download the TAPinto APP to get ...

And They're Off! Nutley High School Class of 2017 Leaves for Project Graduation

NUTLEY, NJ - Members of tne Nutley High School Class of 2017 departed Nutley High at 10 p.m. Thursday night for a long night of fun in a safe alcohol free place.

After the ceremony on the oval, members of the Class of 2017 had time to celebrate with families and friends. Later they gathered at Nutley High School where a convoy of busses took them to an undisclosed location where they will ...

Essex County News: Cedar Grove Softball Gets Introduced at Yankee Stadium, Mia Faieta Throws First Pitch

June 11, 2017

BRONX, NJ - Cedar Grove hit the big time on Saturday, when the Cedar Grove High School softball team visited Yankee Stadium.

The Group 1 Softball State Champion Cedar Grove High School Panthers were introduced to the crowd and  pitcher Mia Faieta, who threw two perfect games on route to the state title, including one truly perfect game where she struck out all 21 batters she ...

Raiders Football Home Opener Against West Essex September 9

NUTLEY, NJ - The Raiders first game of the 2017 - 2018 season will take place on Saturday September 9 at 1 p.m at the Nutley Park Oval. 

The game will be against West Essex.

TAPintoNutley.net is an online newspaper serving the Township of Nutley. TAPintoNutley.net is accredited by the New Jersey Press Association, and is the only locally owned news organization serving ...

Essex County Dedicates Tom Fleming Sports Complex

Bloomfield/Montclair, NJ –  'Tom Fleming Athletic Complex' was dedicated Monday night in Essex County Brookdale Park by  Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. Tom Fleming, for whom the complex was dedicated won the New York City Marathon twice and finished the Boston Marathon in second twice. Fleming was a native of Bloomfield, an iconic ...

Bloomfield PBA Team Wins Tank Pull Competition

June 25, 2017

BLOOMFIELD, NJ The NJ Knights of Columbus held its 8th annual Tank Pull Competition today in Clifton. About 40 teams consisting of 20 individuals pulled an 80,000 lb Army Tank a distance of 12 feet. There was a $1500 entry fee. The money raised will benefit veteran groups. The Bloomfield PBA Team won the 1st place today with the fastest time of 6.53 seconds. "Proud to come out for such a ...

Investors Bank Foundation Grants $5000 to Nutley Family Service Bureau

NUTLEY, NJ - Neil B. Conlan, Assistant Vice President, Branch Manager-Nutley Branch of Investors Savings presents a check in the amount of $5000 to Eileen Painter, Executive Director Nutley Family Service Bureau (NFSB). The check represents a grant from the Investors Bank foundation for which NFSB applied. 

Conlan and Painter were joined by volunteers who were donating ...

Annual Lollipop Party Brings in $1200 for Nutley Emergency and Rescue Squad

NUTLEY, NJ - Who says lollipops are bad for you? The annual Lollipop Party raised funds for the Nutley Volunteer Emergency & Rescue Squad. (NVERS)

Over 100 people gathered in the large backyard of Ruth Bedford’s historic home on Highfield Lane in Nutley and socialized with the volunteer members while exchanging their purchased Dum Dum pops for beverages. The event brought in roughly ...

Bloomfield PBA Team Wins Tank Pull Competition

June 25, 2017

BLOOMFIELD, NJ The NJ Knights of Columbus held its 8th annual Tank Pull Competition today in Clifton. About 40 teams consisting of 20 individuals pulled an 80,000 lb Army Tank a distance of 12 feet. There was a $1500 entry fee. The money raised will benefit veteran groups. The Bloomfield PBA Team won the 1st place today with the fastest time of 6.53 seconds. "Proud to come out for such a ...

Nutley Police Department's 2017 Bicycle Rodeo

NUTLEY, NJ - The Nutley Police Department Bike Rodeo on June 17 allowed residents to register their bicycles with the police department, learn bicycle safety tips, and participate in a demonstration of how to ride a bicycle safely.

Free helmets were given to all who attended.

Pictured are from left, Special Police Officer R. Alfaro, Police Chief Tom Strumolo, Tom Strumolo Jr, ...

Accident Involving DeCamp Bus and Sedan on Franklin Avenue Nutley

NUTLEY, NJ - A DeCamp bus on the 32 route and a sedan were involved in a traffic accident this morning at the corner of Chestnut and Franklin Avenue.

Franklin Avenue is closed to traffic in front of the John H. Walker Middle School because of 8th Grade graduation. A detour onto Chestnut Street is in place. It appears that the accident happened as the bus was turning onto ...

A New Summer Classic: Strawberry Basil Lemonade

June 21, 2017

Strawberry fever may go to your head and suddenly find yourself with berries than you know what to do with at the moment. There is a good chance that some at the bottom of the carton will be a little less camera ready than the ones up top. They are still tasty and juicy but not pretty. A gorgeous local berry is a terrible thing to waste. When that happens make a batch of strawberry basil ...

Nutley Mayor Declares Every Tuesday 'Taco Tuesday'

NUTLEY, NJ - Nutley Mayor Brayden Aiello declared that 'every Tuesday should be Taco Tuesday.' The Yantacaw third grader served as 'Mayor of the Day' for one day and shared his plans and vision to make Nutley great again. 

Aiello rose to office as a part of the Yantacaw PTO tricky tray this Spring and did not waste time sharing his plans for the ...

Whole Foods Markets to be Acquired by Amazon

AUSTIN, TX - Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) and Whole Foods Market, Inc. (NASDAQ:WFM) today announced that they will be merging. The all-cash deal, valued at $13.7 billion includes WFM debt. Amazon paid $42 per share for the grocery chain.

Whole Foods Market will continue to operate stores under the Whole Foods Market brand and source from trusted vendors and partners around the world. John Mackey ...

Do You Have a Favorite Jersey Fresh Recipe?

TRENTON, NJ — There’s nothing better on a warm summer day that a fresh cold Jersey tomato with a little salt or a handful of blueberries taken right from the bowl. But if you are also creative with Jersey Fresh produce, here is your chance to share it with your fellow New Jerseyans.

The state Department of Agriculture has kicked off its 2017 Jersey Freshcipes contest for the best ...

TAPinto Nutley included in Nutley Board of Education 'Designation of Official Newspapers'

June 26, 2017

NUTLEY, NJ - On June 5, the Nutley Board of Education approved the inclusion of TAPinto Nutley in the 'Designation of Official Newspapers.

Since launching ten months ago, TAPinto Nutley has been the only news organization to have staff at every Board of Education meeting and every town hall meeting regarding the school construction referendum 

The team has also ...

Huddle Liquor License Questioned during Nutley Board of Commissioners Meeting

NUTLEY, NJ - The Huddle Sports Bar and Grill on Passaic Avenue in Nutley was amongst  23 liquor licenses up for renewal during the June 20, Board of Commissioners meeting. All five commissioners were present for the meeting and voted not to renew the license for the Huddle. Revenue and Finance Commissioner Thomas J. Evans said he would have to look closely at the township ...

Nutley Commissioners meet with Prism to Discuss On3 Redevelopment Project on Former Roche Site

NUTLEY, NJ - Eugene R. Diaz, president and Edwin H. Cohen, principal of Prism Capital Partners met with the Nutley Board of Commissioners on a rescheduled meeting on Thursday, June 8 to discuss the development of On3, the former Roche site on the Nutley/Clifton border.

Prism discussed the progress and time frame on what was developing on the campus. Mayor and Public Works Commissioner Joseph ...

Stolen Pet Traffickers Targeted in Bi-Partisan Legislation

June 26, 2017

 

TRENTON, NJ - The New Jersey Senate has passed bipartisan legislation sponsored by Sen. Nicholas Scutari (D-22) and Sen. Christopher "Kip" Bateman (R-16) that elevates pet trafficking to a third-degree crime, punishable by a fine of up to $15,000 and a term of imprisonment of three to five years, or both.

"Anyone who is cruel enough to traffic an innocent animal ...

Gracie Bella Grady-Phillpot Visits the Nutley Farmers' Market on Opening Day

NUTLEY, NJ - Gracie Bella Grady-Phillpot visited the Nutley Farmers' Market on opening day and shared some of her favorite things about Nutley.  

Grady-Philpott is about three years old and chose Nutley as her home after spending some time at 'Mostly Muttz Rescue.' 

Nutley parks are some of her favorite places where she likes to chase ...

Steve Rogers Issues Statement of Gratitude following Tuesday Primary Vote

June 7, 2017

NUTLEY, NJ - Nutley commissioner Steve Rogers issued the following statement following Tuesday primary for the Republican gubernatorial nomination.

I am pleased that we ran a very positive campaign and touched many lives. I will be very busy working to get the LG and all of our party nominees elected in November. 

I thank God for an experience not many people can say they ...

Murphy celebrates Democratic gubernatorial primary victory in Essex County

NEWARK, NJ - Phil Murphy claimed the 2017 Democratic nomination for governor in Newark on primary night, promising to both boost New Jersey and challenge President Donald Trump.

"I reject completely the us versus them leadership that defines Chris Christie and Donald Trump," said Murphy to a surging crowd of more than 1,200 people at the Robert Treat Hotel in downtown Newark on ...

Gubernatorial Candidate Steve Rogers to Hold Facebook Live Townhall from Petracco's Deli 7 p.m.

NUTLEY, NJ -  Republican gubernatorial candidate Steve Rogers of Nutley will hold a Facebook live town hall meeting tonight from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. The meeting will be broadcast from Petracco's Deli in Nutley.

The public is invited to be a part of the live audience. Those who cannot make it out can be a part of the town hall on Facebook live. 

To be a part of ...

State Aid still on hold for Nutley Township

June 26, 2017

NUTLEY, NJ : The 2017 budget and the pending Historic Preservation Ordinance were discussed and various resolutions were passed by the Board of Commissioners at the recent public meeting on June 20.  All commissioners were present.

Parks and Public Property Commissioner Mauro Tucci raised a few questions about the Historic Preservations’ pending ordinance. The mayor and ...

Huddle Liquor License Questioned during Nutley Board of Commissioners Meeting

NUTLEY, NJ - The Huddle Sports Bar and Grill on Passaic Avenue in Nutley was amongst  23 liquor licenses up for renewal during the June 20, Board of Commissioners meeting. All five commissioners were present for the meeting and voted not to renew the license for the Huddle. Revenue and Finance Commissioner Thomas J. Evans said he would have to look closely at the township ...

The Davis Property, Parking, Public Defender and Raffles at the Board of Commissioners

NUTLEY, NJ - A parking ordinance was introduced and various contracts were awarded as well as questions on the Davis Property were asked during the open public meeting Thursday evening, June 8. Present were Mayor and Public Works Commissioner Joseph P. Scarpelli and Commissioners Alphonse Petracco, Mauro G. Tucci and Steven L. Rogers and Revenue and Finance Commissioner Thomas J.

Go Green with your Blue Jeans Sunday June 25 at the Nutley Farmers' Market

June 24, 2017

NUTLEY, NJ - Sunday June 25 is Greenutley Denim Recycling Day!

Bring denim jeans and clothing (any condition and color) to the Market 9 am-2 pm for recycling into eco-friendly home insulation.

Photo of the Day: Strawberry Moon over Manhattan

NUTLEY, NJ - Nutley resident Denise Abutaah shared her photo of this weekend's 'Strawberry Moon' over Manhattan. The photo was taken from Quarry Street in Nutley. 

A strawberry moon surprisingly has little to do with the color of the moon, but rather it is the full moon that appears when the strawberry harvest is at its peak. Members of the Algonquin tribe are ...

Nutley DPW Recycling Crew Come to Aid of Stranded Motorist

NUTLEY, NJ - A Nutley resident spotted a Department of Public Works Recycling crew assist a motorist with a flat tire. The car ran into trouble on Centre Street near DaVinci bakery.

The resident shared their photos with TAPinto Nutley. 

TAPintoNutley.net is the only locally owned news organization serving the Township of Nutley. TAPintoNutley.net is accredited by ...

Trader Joe's Recalls 'Grainless Granola' over Listeria Concern

June 20, 2017

Trader Joe's is issuing a recall for 'Trader Joe's Grainless Granola' over potential contamination Listeria monocytogenes.

The lot being recalled has 'Best By' dates from 032018 to 041018. The SKU on the product is SKU# 56307.

All potetially affected product has been removed from store shelves and has been destroyed. No illnesses have been reported to ...

Rutgers Researchers Invent Sensor that Could Improve Treatment of Asthma

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ — Rutgers University-New Brunswick scientists have created a graphene-based sensor that could lead to earlier detection of looming asthma attacks and improve the management of asthma and other respiratory diseases, preventing hospitalizations and deaths.

The sensor paves the way for the development of devices — possibly resembling fitness trackers like the Fitbit ...

Heat Advisory Notice

NUTLEY, NJ - With our first heat wave of the summer season, Commissioner Rogers and the Nutley Health Department (NHD) urge residents to take steps to avoid heat exhaustion and heat stroke.

When the weather turns extremely hot and humid, it’s vital to drink plenty of fluids, spend time in cool places and reduce or reschedule any physical activity. Please remember to check on elderly ...

Reduce Mosquitoes Around Your Home With These Suggestions

June 22, 2017

MORRISTOWN, NJ - With more rain in the forecast, residents of Morristown and the surrounding towns should be checking areas around their home where mosquitoes can breed. Those areas include water-filled tires, pool covers, planters, gutters and drains or any source of standing water.

“If everyone would take steps around their own homes to eliminate standing water, it could make a very ...

Outdoor Trends that Add Value to Your Home

June is here and it’s time to get outdoors plant your annuals Barbeque on that new grill or  host a patio party. But if your outdoor area isn't pleasing to look at, now is the time to get it in shape. Here are a few trends you'll want to focus on to give you the best value and punch to your outdoor space.

Indoor/outdoor living 

Outdoor living isn't just ...

Hampton House Furniture 3-day Liquidation Sale Begins Today

MONTCLAIR, NJ - Hampton House will be having a 70% off sale of all items in the store starting today at 10 AM. 

After announcing their retirement and store closing, Hampton House will begin liquidating every item in the store. 

Established in 1947, the Fisch family, who owns Hampton House, announced on their social media pages that they are going out of business due to ...

Nutley Commissioners meet with Prism to Discuss On3 Redevelopment Project on Former Roche Site

June 21, 2017

NUTLEY, NJ - Eugene R. Diaz, president and Edwin H. Cohen, principal of Prism Capital Partners met with the Nutley Board of Commissioners on a rescheduled meeting on Thursday, June 8 to discuss the development of On3, the former Roche site on the Nutley/Clifton border.

Prism discussed the progress and time frame on what was developing on the campus. Mayor and Public Works Commissioner Joseph ...

Roundabout Proposed for On3 Entrance on Kingsland Street for Former Roche Site

NUTLEY, NJ - Eugene Diaz of Prism Capital Partners told the Nutley Board of Commissioners that the company is working on plans to install traffic circles as part of the roadways plan for the former Roche campus. Diaz said removing the traffic light on Kingsland would in part, help buses from NJ Transit with ingress and egress at the new Medical School campus. The announcement was made ...

Belleville’s Roche Site Slated to Become Mixed-Use Development with a Hotel

BELLEVILLE, NJ - One of the largest unused properties in northeastern Essex County is set to be converted into a multipurpose mixed-use development complex.

At 11 Franklin Avenue in Belleville, at the southwest corner of Mill Street, a nearly 19-acre lot sits vacant. Surrounded by Branch Brook Park, Clara Maass Medical Center, and several single family houses, state records show that the ...

Christ Church Bloomfield-Glen Ridge to Celebrate LGBT Sunday June 25

June 23, 2017

BLOOMFIELD, NJ -  As LGBT month draws to a close, Christ Church Episcopal on the Bloomfield-Glen Ridge border will celebrate the gifts of the LGBT community on Sunday June 25. Services are at 8:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. 

LGBT activist Christian Paolino will be the guest preacher. Paolino has served on he diocesan LGBT ministry and was a part of introducing ...

Brookdale Reformed Church to Lead Psalm 23 Prayer Walk June 21 in Kingsland Park

NUTLEY, NJ - Brookdale Reformed Church will lead a 'Prayer Walk' in Nutley's Kingsland Park on Wednesday June 21 at 7 p.m. The walk will be based on Psalm 23. There will be stops along the walk that mirror the psalm. 

The walk, which is expected to take 60 to 90 minutes, will offer time for personal reflection, journaling, or drawing along the way. Communion will be ...

Save the Dates: Holy Family Roman Catholic Church Italian Festival returns to Nutley in September

NUTLEY, NJ - Holy Family Roman Catholic Church on Brookline Avenue will hold their 26th Annual Italian Festival from Thursday September 21 through Sunday September 24 in the church parking lot. 

The annual event includes food, music, games, and rides. 

The Iconic Surflight Theatre and Showplace Ice Cream Parlor Reopens Today

June 23, 2017

BEACH HAVEN, NJ - Area residents and visitors have missed the Surflight Theatre and Show place Ice Cream parlor these past few years.  The property went into closure a few years but just recently an owner has been found who has made significant changes and improvement. It is with great anticipation that this wonderful theatre and ice cream parlor will reopen on Friday. There is a ...

Ahoy, Matey! It’s Time for Mayhem and Merriment during Belmar’s First-Ever Pirate Walk

BELMAR, NJ — There will be plenty of high-seas adventures in Belmar on Sunday, June 25 when its first-ever Pirate Walk will take over the borough’s central shopping district.

The Belmar Business Partnership is sponsoring the swashbuckling event, which will feature pirate re-enactments and entertainment, a free gift auction for those dressed as pirates and wenches, and a treasure ...

Weekend Suggestions To Entertain the Family

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Are you ready to celebrate the end of the school year? Many area schools are concluding for the summer, making kids primed to party. If you’re looking for something fun to do this weekend with the family in New Jersey, you must make time to check out the following local events.

 

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Get Ready to Light Up The Sky For America's 241st Birthday in Nutley

June 25, 2017

NUTLEY, NJ - “Come out and celebrate our nation’s birthday as we light up our downtown sky” proclaimed Nutley Mayor Dr. Joseph Scarpelli as he and the Board of Commissioners announced the Township's Fourth of July festivities scheduled for Tuesday, July 4.

The 241st birthday celebration .will begin at 6:30 pm, with Franklin Avenue closing from Church ...

Man Killed in Fall from Cliff in Cedar Grove

June 26, 2017

CEDAR GROVE, NJ - A man has died after fall from a cliff at Mills Reservation in Cedar Grove according to the Breaking News Network.  The incident occurred near Old Quarry Road in Monday morning..  Rescue teams are at the scene and working to recover the body.  Previous reports indicated the victim was male and approximately 30 years old.    

This is a developing ...

Mayor Venezia announces $13K in Federal Grants to Protect Bloomfield Firefighters

BLOOMFIELD, NJ - Today, Mayor Michael Venezia announced $13,637 in federal grant money has been awarded to the Township of Bloomfield. This funding comes from an Assistance to Firefighter Grant (AFG) grant and will be used to ensure that firefighters receive proper training in the Emergency Medical Technician discipline to further improve emergency services at no additional cost to ...

President Trump Set to Nominate Jets CEO Woody Johnson for Ambassador Position

June 26, 2017

PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP INTENDS TO NOMINATE WOODY JOHNSON, NEW YORK JETS CHAIRMAN AND CEO, TO SERVE AS AMBASSADOR OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA TO THE UNITED KINGDOM OF GREAT BRITAIN AND NORTHERN IRELAND

 

Christopher Johnson to take over as New York Jets Chairman and CEO subject to

Woody Johnson's nomination and Senate Confirmation

 

Florham Park, ...

Gov. Christie Nominates Rible to Head Up State Alcohol Control Board

TRENTON, NJ — Gov. Chris Christie has nominated Assemblyman Dave Rible (R-Monmouth) to become director of the state Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC).

Filed on June 16, the nomination must now be approved by the State Senate, following a confirmation hearing by the Senate Judiciary Committee. If confirmed, it is unclear who would run on the GOP ticket in November for ...

The Iconic Surflight Theatre and Showplace Ice Cream Parlor Reopens Today

June 23, 2017

BEACH HAVEN, NJ - Area residents and visitors have missed the Surflight Theatre and Show place Ice Cream parlor these past few years.  The property went into closure a few years but just recently an owner has been found who has made significant changes and improvement. It is with great anticipation that this wonderful theatre and ice cream parlor will reopen on Friday. There is a ...

Great White Shark Mary Lee is 'Loopy' off Jersey Coast

BEACH HAVEN, NJ — After five days of "ping" silence, great white shark Mary Lee has traveled about  20 miles northbound and is now off the Jersey coast between Beach Haven and Long Beach Township, again.

The 16-foot, 3,500-pound shark was last tracked at 6:54 a.m. on June 17 about 15 miles off the shoreline of Long Beach Island — the same area that she visited ...

Nutley Police Blotter June 17 - 23 2017

June 24, 2017

The Police Blotter is compiled each week by Det. Sgt. Anthony Montanari of the Crime Intelligence Public Information Division of the Nutley Police Department.

Please note:  All parties placed under arrest have been assigned a Court date and remain innocent until proven guilty of those charges at their respective hearing.

Medical Calls:  38

Motor Vehicle Accidents: ...

Animal Welfare at Nutley's Annual Fathers Day Street Fair Draws Scrutiny

June 23, 2017

To the Editor: 

I share my concerns with the pony rides as well as the gold fish being given away as prizes at the Father's DAy Street Fair.

I love the street fair and bringing families together to have a great time in a great town (my hometown) however I was very disappointed when I saw they are still handing out live gold fish as prizes. A few years back I was just a  ...

Letter to the Editor: Too Many Unanswered Questions

To the Editor: 

The fire inspector for the Township of Nutley completed an inspection for the town and the state for the property located at 307-309 Franklin Ave. formerly the “bike shop” building. Both were completed on the same day, July 22, 2014, by the same inspector.

 

The town’s report shows a serious fire code violation for the property located at ...

One More Trenton Raid?

June 20, 2017

June is budget month in Trenton; the Governor and state Legislature are seeking to balance the budget in a challenging fiscal situation. Unfortunately, environmental funds top the list of places to find“extra” money to balance the budget.

Just a few months ago, with strong bipartisan support, the state Legislature acted to give voters the opportunity to protect natural resource ...

Fifty Years After Its Release, Sgt. Pepper Remains Relevant

Fifty years after the release of Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, the songs on the Beatles’ iconic 1967 album still sound fresh and contemporary. But it is not just the music that has relevancy for life in 2017.

Here are four lessons that Sgt. Pepper offers for today’s audiences:

Lesson 1: Technology

Make great use of technology. It is a marvelous tool, but it is ...

Statement on Affordable Housing and Sanctuary Cities

May 29, 2017

Affordable Housing: With regard to affordable housing: Veterans and citizens with disabilities and special needs should get preference. I am opposed to the court ordered mandates with regard to how many units a community must construct. We have too much judicial and government overreach with regard to issues like this. As Governor I will leave such issues like this in the hands of the people who ...

Upcoming Events

Mon, June 26, 9:00 AM

Yogi Berra Museum & Learning Center, Little Falls

Summer Softball Camp at the Yogi Berra Museum

Education Other Sports

Tue, June 27, 1:00 PM

Montclair Public Library, Montclair

Traveling Lantern Theatre Company: The Ribbles ...

Arts & Entertainment Education

Fri, June 30, 9:00 AM

Montclair Public Library, Montclair

Yoga on the Plaza!

Health & Wellness

Once-in-a-Lifetime Chance to Witness History as Battle of Short Hills Unfolds at Oak Ridge Park in Clark

June 20, 2017

Union County residents and visitors can partake in a once-in-a-lifetime experience this Saturday and Sunday, June 24 and 25 at Oak Ridge Park in Clark, when hundreds of uniformed men, women and children stage a re-enactment to commemorate the 240th anniversary of the 1777 Battle of Short Hills.

The two-day event covers everything from dramatic clashes with British regulars to the everyday ...

Special Needs Youth Baseball Night Set for June 16

Summit Community Programs, Summit FMBA, the Summit Fire Department and TryCAN will be hosting its 8th annual baseball night, held to help us celebrate another successful season of recreational activities for our youth with special needs.  The kids and their families will enjoy a fun evening of tailgating (light refreshments) followed by a fun game against the firefighters where our kids ...

Keeping Sam by Joanne Phillips

Keeping Sam by Joanne Phillips (Mirrorball Books, 2015)

 

I belong to a great on-line book service called Bookbub, which daily sends a list of very inexpensive and free titles to download on the Kindle. A lot of the books are junk, but some are classics, and a few give an introduction to an author with whom I am unfamiliar, and sometimes very pleased to find. Such is the case with ...

The Mommy’s Review - Nashville and Atlanta (Plus Chattanooga!) with Kids

My first and last visit to Nashville was about 15 or 16 years ago with my boyfriend (now husband), and I’ve been craving a return trip for a while, especially since I’m such a big fan of the Nashville TV show on ABC. Luckily, we were able to take the kids on a fun trip there recently, and we wound up flying into Nashville and turning our excursion into a mini-road trip with stops in ...

Is Bryce Petty Ready ? And more QB Confusion

New York Jets Head Coach Todd Bowles was interviewed on June 13th. He was asked by the attending media about the quarterback situation with mini camp underway.

Deja vu. Blah, blah, blah. Yadda, Yadda, Yadda.

When asked why he is still considering Josh McCown at QB when the team is trying to move on to the next generation, Bowles replied, "Even when you go to kindergarten, somebody has ...