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Two Montclair Residents Sworn-in as Advocates for Foster Youth

May 22, 2018

MONTCLAIR, NJ - Two Montclair residents were sworn-in as a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA).

On May 18, Jessica Siegal and Loreen Fennell of Montclair were sworn-in as a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) by Essex County Superior Court Judge Grimbergen.  

Siegal and Fennell completed 33 hours of training ...

Residents Raise Concerns about Mixed Use Definition, Lighting at Nutley Commission Meeting

NUTLEY, NJ - Franklin Avenue’s lighting and Green Acres policy were among the questions raised during the public comment portion of the Nutley Board of Commissioners meeting on Tuesday, May 1.

Nutley resident Glenn Wallace said Franklin Avenue between Centre and Chestnut streets there are 31 light poles with one or two light bulbs. According to Wallace 41 are out; about 70 percent ...

Equestrian Businesses Invited To Participate In The Time To Ride Challenge

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Registration is open for the 2018 Time To Ride Challenge.  

The purpose of the Challenge is to support individual equine businesses and organizations in attracting newcomers to horses by hosting an event at their facility. This grassroots approach gives barn owners the opportunity to grow their business by introducing non-horsey people to the beauty and ...

In The Ribbons: It's A Short Ride Home For Many Winners At Old Salem

NORTH SALEM, N.Y. — The 2018 Old Salem Farm Spring Horse Shows at Old Salem Farm in North Salem, N.Y., wrapped up on Sunday, May 20. Many winners had short rides home during the two weeks of competition that also drew riders from around the world.

Jessica Ott and Rizzi’s Comet Claim Jockey Club T.I.P. Championship

Jessica Ott of Katonah, N.Y., christened the 2018 Old Salem Farm ...

Buy a Vet... Program Helps Formerly Homeless Veterans

SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ - It started with a collection to help fund a Memorial Day barbecue at the Valley Brook Village veterans facility in Lyons, NJ. When the bucket collection raised $7,000 at John's Meat Market in downtown Scotch Plains, they decided to keep it going and had barbecues all summer. The program has grown ever since.

Steve Hackenberg, a Scotch Plains ...

Residents Raise Concerns about Mixed Use Definition, Lighting at Nutley Commission Meeting

May 22, 2018

NUTLEY, NJ - Franklin Avenue’s lighting and Green Acres policy were among the questions raised during the public comment portion of the Nutley Board of Commissioners meeting on Tuesday, May 1.

Nutley resident Glenn Wallace said Franklin Avenue between Centre and Chestnut streets there are 31 light poles with one or two light bulbs. According to Wallace 41 are out; about 70 percent ...

Nutley Public Schools $70 Million Budget Passed with Nary a Public Comment

NUTLEY, NJ - The Nutley Board of Education passed the $70 million 2018-2019 Budget with only two members of the public in the audience and no public comment related to the budget. Those attending the meeting were primarily people affiliated with the school district.

Nutley Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Julie Glazer, told those assembled that the planning started in June of 2017. The ...

Nutley Commissioners Honor Ruth Bedford and Discuss Township Debt

NUTLEY, NJ - Nutley Commissioners acknowledged Nutleyite Ruth Bedford with a proclamation and Revenue and Finance Commissioner Thomas J. Evans addressed the township’s current debt during the Board of Commissioners May 1 public meeting.

Proclamation

Mayor and Public Works Commissioner Joseph P. Scarpelli read Ruth Bedford’s Proclamation for record. The proclamation was ...

Nutley Public Schools $70 Million Budget Passed with Nary a Public Comment

May 21, 2018

NUTLEY, NJ - The Nutley Board of Education passed the $70 million 2018-2019 Budget with only two members of the public in the audience and no public comment related to the budget. Those attending the meeting were primarily people affiliated with the school district.

Nutley Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Julie Glazer, told those assembled that the planning started in June of 2017. The ...

Schedule Released for 2nd Annual Maplewood South Orange Book Festival June 8 and June 9

MAPLEWOOD AND SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - The Maplewood South Orange Book Festival has released the schedule for their second year, which begins with a reception benefit on Friday, June 8, and continues with a full day of programing for adults and children on Saturday, June 9.

There will be a children's area in the parking lot of the Woodland from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., featuring more than 50 ...

Nutley Educational Foundation's SIP. SAVOUR. & SUPPORT returns to the Nutley Museum June 21

NUTLEY, NJ - The Nutley Education Foundation will celebrate the 2018 award recipients at the second annual "Sip, Savor and Support" at the Nutley Museum June 21. 

The evening will include wine and food tasting, commemorative wine glass keepsake, and entertainment by the Nutley High School Jazz Lab ensemble.

The fun starts at 6:30 p.m. and continues to 9:30 p.m.

Club Spotlight: NHS United Club

May 2, 2018

There were many new clubs formed at NHS in the past two years, but amidst them all one of them that is particularly in the spotlight right now is the United Club. The United Club was founded in September 2017 by NHS junior Zawar Ahmed.

In order to start a club you need a group of people that all believe in the same overall idea or mission and a faculty advisor or a teacher to make it ...

Maroon and Gray: Nutley Board of Education Tackles Safety Concerns

NUTLEY, NJ - Following the security threat made by a NHS student, the Board of Education made an effort to answer the concerns and questions of the Nutley community by holding a meeting in the John H. Walker Middle School auditorium on February 26. This was the regularly-scheduled February Board of Education meeting. However, post-threat, the meeting’s purpose shifted to a security ...

The Second Issue of Nutley High School's Maroon and Gray is Available Now

NUTLEY, NJ - Nutley High School journalism students, under the leadership of Ms. Karen Greco, released the second issue of the Maroon and Gray today. TAPinto Nutley is proud to serve as a platform on which these students' work will be shared.

Read the entire Maroon and Gray on the Maroon and Gray site. 

Schedule Released for 2nd Annual Maplewood South Orange Book Festival June 8 and June 9

May 20, 2018

MAPLEWOOD AND SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - The Maplewood South Orange Book Festival has released the schedule for their second year, which begins with a reception benefit on Friday, June 8, and continues with a full day of programing for adults and children on Saturday, June 9.

There will be a children's area in the parking lot of the Woodland from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., featuring more than 50 ...

Start Spreading the News: NiCori Teen Ensemble is in New York New York Sunday

BLOOMFIELD, NJ - The NiCori Teen Performance Ensemble presents “Moments” at 'Don't Tell Mama' in New York City on May 20. The show’s theme focuses on capturing various moments in the lives of different characters in a cabaret setting.

Originally from Pennsylvania, Nicholas Adler and Corinna Sowers-Adler first moved to New Jersey because of its close proximity ...

Hiding in Daylight Saturday at the Bloomfield Public Library at 3

BLOOMFIELD, NJ - Texas native Gregory G. Allen moved to New York City in the late eighties to pursue acting and has been active in the entertainment industry for 30 years. In addition to acting, Allen has experience with writing and directing and has also served as Managing Director for the Westminster Arts Center at Bloomfield College for seven years. He currently works that same kind of job in ...

Nutley East Little League to Host IWF Wrestling Fundraiser June 10

May 17, 2018

NUTLEY, NJ- Take me out to the bodyslams, take me out to the mayhem!  Independent Wrestling Federation presents a family-friendly Live Event on Sunday, June 10, 2018, 5:30 pm to benefit Nutley East Little League.  The outdoor extravaganza takes place at Nutley East's Flora Louden Park Complex, 268 Hancox Avenue, Nutley, NJ.

 

“There are a lot of ...

Supreme Court Opens Gate To Sports Betting, Monmouth Park Is Ready To Run

OCEANPORT, N.J.— Monmouth Park is ready to open a sports book.

That is not news. Track management has been working on a sports book area in a no longer used cafeteria area in the rear of the grandstand for months.

The news is: On May 14, the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) struck down a federal ban on race tracks and casinos operating sports book-making operations such as ...

Nutley Raiders 3-2 Victory Over Defending Champ Seton Hall Prep at Greater Newark Tournament

VERONA, NJ  - Trevor Santos may only be a sophomore, yet despite his youth has shown an incredible calmness under pressure in his young career. Saturday’s 86th Greater Newark Tournament semifinals game was just the latest example of that.

The left-hander came on in relief and threw five scoreless innings, giving fourth-seeded Nutley a 3-2 victory over top-seeded and five-time ...

Buy a Vet... Program Helps Formerly Homeless Veterans

May 21, 2018

SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ - It started with a collection to help fund a Memorial Day barbecue at the Valley Brook Village veterans facility in Lyons, NJ. When the bucket collection raised $7,000 at John's Meat Market in downtown Scotch Plains, they decided to keep it going and had barbecues all summer. The program has grown ever since.

Steve Hackenberg, a Scotch Plains ...

Nutley Thriving Survivors Scramble Under Sunny Skies at Essex County Golf Course

BELLEVILLE, NJ - The 15th Nutley Thriving Survivors Golf Outing got underway shortly after 8 a.m. this morning with 89 community members playing to support those battling breast cancer. The event took place at Essex County Parks' Hendricks Field Golf Course on Franklin Ave.

The morning started with a continental breakfast that allowed supporters of Nutley Thriving Survivors ...

10-Year Old Boy Battling Cancer Receives Generous Donation From Randolph Hockey Family

RANDOLPH, NJ- While the inter-town hockey battles on the ice between Randolph and Roxbury are fierce at every age level, when it comes to real life battles off the ice there is no hesitation to offer help to their neighbor.

Such is the case with a recent gesture of unity and support from the Randolph Varsity hockey team, when they came together to deliver good wishes and ...

Belleville man found asleep at the wheel of parked car on Crestwood Ave. Nutley

May 20, 2018

NUTLEY, NJ - A Belleville man was placed under arrest and charged with a disorderly person's offense after being discovered slumped over the steering wheel of parked vehicle. He was found on Crestwood Ave on Thursday..

Christopher Liloia, 29, of Belleville, was placed under arrest and transported to Nutley Police Department Headquarters without incident.  He was charged with ...

Nutley Woman Found Asleep at the Wheel at Traffic Light, Charged with DWI

NUTLEY, NJ - A Nutley woman was found asleep at the wheel of her vehicle at a traffic light in the township on Friday.

A party was found asleep at the wheel of their vehicle while at the stop light.  The driver, Ashley Silverstein, 24, of Nutley, was placed under arrest and transported to Nutley Police Headquarters without incident. 

Silverstien issued traffic ...

Nutley Police Department's Annual Bike Rodeo is Wednesday May 23

NUTLEY, NJ - The Nutley Police Department annual Bike Rodeo returns to the Township of Nutley Public Safety Headquarters on Wednesday May 23 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. The event date was changed to to inclement weather.

The event will include an obstacle course, safety inspections, bike safety, and helmet fittings, The first 100 kids at the event will receive a bike ...

Mexi-Flip Taco Truck Brings Taco Tuesday Back to Essex Junction in Bloomfield Center

May 20, 2018

BLOOMFIELD, NJ - Taco Tuesday returns to Essex Juntion in Bloomfield Center as the Mex-Flip taco truck takes over the kitchen from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. Tuesday.

Taco Tuesday at Essex Junction marks the collaboration of two businesses in Bloomfield Center. "Our ambition inspired this collaboration in the things that I do," Salinas told TAPinto Bloomfield. "We do things for ...

Nutley Educational Foundation's SIP. SAVOUR. & SUPPORT returns to the Nutley Museum June 21

NUTLEY, NJ - The Nutley Education Foundation will celebrate the 2018 award recipients at the second annual "Sip, Savor and Support" at the Nutley Museum June 21. 

The evening will include wine and food tasting, commemorative wine glass keepsake, and entertainment by the Nutley High School Jazz Lab ensemble.

The fun starts at 6:30 p.m. and continues to 9:30 p.m.

Belmar Mayor’s Pardoning of Lobster Will Kick Off New Jersey Seafood Festival

BELMAR, NJ — With the start of the New Jersey Seafood Festival tomorrow, Belmar Mayor Brian Magovern wants to show a lobster some love.

At 3:30 p.m. on May 18, he will kick off the annual three-day event by pardoning “Lucky Larry the Lobster” on the Fifth Avenue beach and then releasing it into the ocean … hopefully.

“In my power as mayor, I want to pardon a ...

“Yuca” Count on Great Cuban Food in Totowa: Cubanelle Restaurant & Lounge Celebrates Grand Opening

TOTOWA, NJ - It was an evening of delicious Cuban food and specialty drinks as Cubanelle Restaurant & Lounge hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the grand opening of their new location in Totowa. 

Jeff Melnikoff, owner of Cubanelle Restaurant & Lounge, welcomed Totowa Mayor John Coiro, Council President Louis D'Angelo, Phil Wagenti, ...

Mexi-Flip Taco Truck Brings Taco Tuesday Back to Essex Junction in Bloomfield Center

May 20, 2018

BLOOMFIELD, NJ - Taco Tuesday returns to Essex Juntion in Bloomfield Center as the Mex-Flip taco truck takes over the kitchen from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. Tuesday.

Taco Tuesday at Essex Junction marks the collaboration of two businesses in Bloomfield Center. "Our ambition inspired this collaboration in the things that I do," Salinas told TAPinto Bloomfield. "We do things for ...

Campbell Soup Company CEO Denise M. Morrison resigns

Camden, NJ—Campbell Soup Company today announced that Denise M. Morrison, its president and CEO and a director, has chosen to retire immediately.

Keith R. McLoughlin, 61, a Campbell board member since 2016, has been named interim CEO. McLoughlin will remain a member of the board to facilitate an orderly transition in management while recently elevated COO Luca Mignini focuses on the ...

Have the Pulse of Nutley No Matter Where You Go With the TAPinto Nutley APP

NUTLEY, NJ - TAPinto.net launched a free TAPinto App for iPhone and Android, enabling readers to obtain their local news and events in a fast, easy-to-use application.  With this launch, TAPinto becomes one of the only local news publications in the country to have its own App.

The TAPinto App not only features news and events, but also enables readers to receive push ...

Mourning Dove in Nutley's Historic Cemetery on Passaic Ave.

May 19, 2018

NUTLEY, NJ - A Mourning Dove came to rest on a headstone in Nutley's historic church cemetery on Passaic Ave. near Yanticaw Park. 

Mourning doves get their name from the soft cooing sound that is reminiscent of sobbing. When they first take off in flight, their wings make a unique whistling sound. Mourning doves traditionally migrate south for the winter, but the presence of garden ...

Inspirational 'Sweet Honey in the Rock' Lowers Curtain on SJSCS' 2017-18 Season June 2

SUMMIT, NJ - Caught between 'rock' and sweet place, the St. John's Summit Concert Series will present "Sweet Honey in the Rock" as its final act of the 2017-18 season June 2, beginning at 7 p.m. The three-time Grammy-Award nominated ensemble is an all-African American female a capella group known for their inspirational performances that feature music ...

Newark officials break ground on new Muslim Community Center

Newark, NJ–Ground was broken Thursday for a new Muslim Community Center to be built on Hunterdon Street in the Newark's South Ward.

“This is a blessing from God that we’ve come this far with community and legislative support,” said Imam Aqueel Mateen, president of United Muslim Inc. “This is going to be our headquarters to support the ...

Ashley Market in South Orange Now Selling 'Sliders for Pets' - Locally Made Premium Food for Dogs and Cats

May 2, 2018

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - Ashley Marketplace is now carrying Sliders for Pets, which are locally made in South Orange by Marty Sacci, Ashley's longtime butcher. 

Sacci explained that he was motivated to create Sliders for Pets after he was unable to find options that were both healthy and affordable in the premium pet food market. Sacci said he then researched ...

Missing Poodle's Body Found

PLAINFIELD, NJ -- ‎A friend of the heartbroken owners of standard poodle Chanel informed concerned supporters on the Finding Chanel Facebook page that the lost dog's body has been found.

It is with a most heavy heart and salty cheeks that we have to let you know that Chanel's body was found this afternoon. The love that Chanel gave her family and the caring community ...

Who Let The Dogs Out: Essex County Breaks Ground On New Dog Park

NORTH CALDWELL, NJ - It was a true testament to "governments working together" as representatives from Essex County Board of Chosen Freeholders, North Caldwell Mayor Joseph Alessi, members of the township council and government officials from Essex County municipalities joined Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo, Jr. and Essex County Chief of Staff Philip ...

Henri is Missing, Help Us Reunite Henri With His Family

NUTLEY, NJ - Please spread the word! Hemi was LOST on April 13, 2018 in Nutley, NJ 07110 Near Howe Ave & Washington Ave

Message from Owner: Never thought I'd be here writing this. Please be on the lookout for our senior cat, Hemi. We are worried sick about him since he is an indoor cat, on meds and special diet. Our nearly 3 year old son misses his best friend so much. $$reward ...

TAPinto Nutley Policies for Candidates in June 5 Election

May 20, 2018

Candidate Statements: 

For the primary election, statements can be submitted from March 1 through the week before Election Day. Candidates can submit a maximum of one candidate statement per week (including photos).  For the general election, statements can be submitted from Labor Day up through the week before Election Day.  Publication of candidate statements is at ...

Essex County Millennials Can Register to Vote at Registration Day May 16 at Bloomfield Library

BLOOMFIELD, NJ - Essex County residents who will turn 18 prior to the Nov. 6 General Election are invited to register to vote at Youth Voter Registration Day at the Bloomfield Public Library Wednesday May 16. The event is organized by the Bloomfield Civil Rights Commission and co-hosted by the library.

From 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., residents who are 17, but will be 18 prior to the November election, ...

Tomorrow is the Last Day to Register to Vote in the June 5 2018 Primary Election

NUTLEY, NJ - Residents are reminded that the last day to register to vote in the June 5, 2018 primary is Tuesday May 15. 

Other important dates in the 2018 election cycle are: 

May 15 – Primary – Voter Registration Deadline

May 29 – Primary – Vote by Mail deadline

June 5 – Primary Election

October 6 – General ...

Mourning Dove in Nutley's Historic Cemetery on Passaic Ave.

May 19, 2018

NUTLEY, NJ - A Mourning Dove came to rest on a headstone in Nutley's historic church cemetery on Passaic Ave. near Yanticaw Park. 

Mourning doves get their name from the soft cooing sound that is reminiscent of sobbing. When they first take off in flight, their wings make a unique whistling sound. Mourning doves traditionally migrate south for the winter, but the presence of garden ...

Fast Moving Storm Leaves Damaged Trees and Power Outages in its Wake

NUTLEY, NJ - This afternoon's thunderstorms left a trail of downed trees and wires across Nutley. Some residents are experiencing power outages. 

The township of Nutley issued the following alert just before 6 p.m.: "Nutley Residents are urged to use caution with multiple areas with wires down.  Do not approach down wires they maybe live!"

According to ...

Severe Weather Expected This Evening

The New Jersey Office of Emergency Management reports that severe weather should be expected this evening. Thunderstorm activity is expected to begin around 4 p.m. in North/West areas and continue to spread across the state by early evening (about 6 p.m.)

Severe weather should be past by around 10 p.m. with stomy weather ending before 2 a.m. Strong thunderstorms and ...

Nutley Thriving Survivors Scramble Under Sunny Skies at Essex County Golf Course

May 21, 2018

BELLEVILLE, NJ - The 15th Nutley Thriving Survivors Golf Outing got underway shortly after 8 a.m. this morning with 89 community members playing to support those battling breast cancer. The event took place at Essex County Parks' Hendricks Field Golf Course on Franklin Ave.

The morning started with a continental breakfast that allowed supporters of Nutley Thriving Survivors ...

Nutley Police Department's Annual Bike Rodeo is Wednesday May 23

NUTLEY, NJ - The Nutley Police Department annual Bike Rodeo returns to the Township of Nutley Public Safety Headquarters on Wednesday May 23 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. The event date was changed to to inclement weather.

The event will include an obstacle course, safety inspections, bike safety, and helmet fittings, The first 100 kids at the event will receive a bike ...

Nutley Public Schools Issues Statement on Netflix Series 13 Reasons Why Season 2

NUTLEY, NJ - Nutley Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Julie Glazer, sent a letter to Nutley parents Thursday addressing the second season of the Netflix Series '13 Reasons Why' that deals with the issue of teen suicide.

Dear Parents,

Just as I did last year at this time, I want to take a moment to write to you regarding season two of the Netflix series, 13 Reasons ...

Equestrian Businesses Invited To Participate In The Time To Ride Challenge

May 22, 2018

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Registration is open for the 2018 Time To Ride Challenge.  

The purpose of the Challenge is to support individual equine businesses and organizations in attracting newcomers to horses by hosting an event at their facility. This grassroots approach gives barn owners the opportunity to grow their business by introducing non-horsey people to the beauty and ...

In The Ribbons: It's A Short Ride Home For Many Winners At Old Salem

NORTH SALEM, N.Y. — The 2018 Old Salem Farm Spring Horse Shows at Old Salem Farm in North Salem, N.Y., wrapped up on Sunday, May 20. Many winners had short rides home during the two weeks of competition that also drew riders from around the world.

Jessica Ott and Rizzi’s Comet Claim Jockey Club T.I.P. Championship

Jessica Ott of Katonah, N.Y., christened the 2018 Old Salem Farm ...

NJ Equine Artists Association Show Kicks Off In Stockton, N.J.

STOCKTON, N.J. — New Jersey Equine Artists’ Association’s eighth biennial national juried show and sale, “NJEAA Art of the Horse,” opened with a public reception on May 20 in an historic saw mill in Prallsville Mills.

The historic site, that now serves the arts community and cultural events is located at 33 Risler Street, (Route 29) Stockton, ...

Add Gardening Space, Beauty and Ease with Elevated Gardens

May 14, 2018

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - Elevate your gardens to waist high level for convenience and easy access.  Elevated gardens are easy on your back and knees and are perfect for the patio, balcony, deck or any area where a bit of planting space is desired. Place them near your kitchen door, grill or table for easy cooking and serving access. You’ll be able to plant, weed and harvest with minimal ...

Winning Flowers for Mother’s Day

Give mom a gift that provides beauty all season long with minimal care. A basket, container or garden bed filled with these award-winning annuals is sure to generate a smile and enjoyment all summer long.

If mom likes to garden, provide her with a few seeds, potting mix and a container. Include a few new varieties of traditional favorites.  Marigold Super Hero Spry is a compact French ...

TAPinto Nutley Welcomes Bucco Couture As Our Newest Marketing Partner

NUTLEY, NJ - TAPinto Nutley welcomes our latest marketing partner, Bucco Couture. Located on Franklin Ave in Nutley, Bucco Couture offers custom suits custom shirts, track suits, jeans, Bugatchi shirt, casual slacks, casual shirts, tuxedo rentals, and wedding suits. 

Owner Carmen Bucco created two retail concepts to meet the needs of the today's well dressed man: a ...

Sex Toys, Gay Jokes, Nepotism, Frat-Boy Pranks; Mountainside P.D. Out of Control says Lawsuit

May 17, 2018

MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ – In a 46-page complaint packed with allegations of harassment involving sex toys, official misconduct, nepotism, hazing, double-dipping and other egregious behavior, five Mountainside police officers and a female employee are suing the borough in state Superior Court.
The complaint, filed by officers Jeffrey Stinner, Christopher Feighner, Richard Latargia, Thomas ...

Roseland Councilman Faces Charges of Conspiracy to Commit Official Misconduct

ROSELAND, NJ — Nearly a year after Roseland Councilman Richard Leonard was accused of using his position on the governing body to trade a vote for a favor, the councilman was arrested on Tuesday and charged with conspiracy to commit official misconduct.

Leonard was absent from the public council meeting on Tuesday evening, and has since been contacted for comment, but did not ...

Two Men Convicted of 2017 Maplewood Triple Murder

NEWARK, NJ - After deliberating for a week, an Essex County jury found Lavelle T. Davis, 37, of Galloway, and Jimmy P. Mays, 34, formerly of Egg Harbor Township, guilty of the January, 2017, murders of Michael Davis, 45, of Maplewood, Roshana Kelson, 30, of Paterson, and Lance Fraser, 44, of Newark, according to a press release from Essex County Prosecutor Robet D. Laurino.

The three ...

Will Triple Crown Fever Lead Your Travels to the Belmont Stakes?

May 20, 2018

BALTIMORE, Md. — Ka-Ching! Ka-Ching!

That's the sound of the New York Racing Association's cash register ringing up ticket sales for the June 9 running of the Belmont Stakes that is sure to attract a sell-out crowd.

Racing fans and just plain wannabes will turn out to see Justify, the winner of the Kentucky Derby and Saturday's $1.5 million, Grade 1 ...

Podcast: The Royal Wedding Through the Eyes of a Brit

In our May 18 podcast, Giles Bootheway, a British citizen who teaches at St. Bonaventure University, shares his thoughts on the Royal Wedding with TAPinto Greater Olean Co-editor Richard Lee.

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Travels Hero Spotlight - 70-Year-Old Grandfather Completes 1,500-Mile Bicycle Ride from Key West to Morristown

MORRISTOWN, NJ – You are never too old to set another goal or dream a new dream and 70-year-old Morris Township resident Paul Kiczek proved that this weekend as he completed a 1,500-mile bike ride from Key West, FL to his hometown. He was joined by his family at the end of the final leg of his month-long trek and was even joined for the last quarter-mile by his five grandchildren in ...

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Nutley Police Department's Annual Bike Rodeo is Wednesday May 23

May 19, 2018

NUTLEY, NJ - The Nutley Police Department annual Bike Rodeo returns to the Township of Nutley Public Safety Headquarters on Wednesday May 23 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. The event date was changed to to inclement weather.

The event will include an obstacle course, safety inspections, bike safety, and helmet fittings, The first 100 kids at the event will receive a bike ...

Applications for 2018 Nutley Junior Police Academy Available in Public Schools for grades 5 to 8

NUTLEY, NJ - Summertime, and the livin' won't be so easy for the Nutley youth who report for the annual of Junior Police Academy Summer program. 

The program, lead by Detective Sergeant Michael Padilla, introduces youth to the hard work and training that goes into becoming a police officer. The kids  will do drills, work on being a part of a team ...

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Tue, May 22, 6:00 PM

Montclair Public Library, Montclair

How to Live Longer and Stay Healthy

Health & Wellness

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Wed, May 23, 7:00 PM

Livingston Community Center (lower level), Livingston

NJ-11 Congressional Candidates Debate, hosted by ...

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Upper Montclair

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Fri, May 25, 6:00 PM

Montclair Public Library Auditorium, Montclair

Let's Listen to Jazz

Arts & Entertainment

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Fri, May 25, 8:00 PM

Upper Montclair

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Tue, May 29, 7:00 PM

Studio Playhouse, Upper Montclair

Into the Woods Auditions

Arts & Entertainment

Nutley High School Students Register New Voters During Lunch

May 20, 2018

New Jersey Principals and Supervisors Association, the League of Women Voters of New Jersey, and the NJ Social Studies Supervisors Association are teaming up to organize a voter registration drive called #MyVoiceMyVoteNJ.

Voter registration took place in high schools across the state and right here in the NHS cafeteria from May 3 until May 11.

Students stopped by during their lunch ...

Nutley Police Officers visit Mrs. Dingwell and Mrs. Cassie's Classes at Spring Garden School

NUTLEY, NJ - Officer Melilli and Detective / Sgt. Padilla were out at Spring Garden School! last week.

We were invited to read a book to Mrs. Dingwell and Mrs. Cassie`s kindergarten classes. We chose Kindness is Cooler with Mrs. Ruler which seemed to be a big hit. We answered questions and did a coloring activity with the class.

We were very fortunate and received a picture signed by the ...

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More than 1800 Apply to First Class at Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine at Seton Hall University in Nutley

April 17, 2018

NUTLEY, NJ - 1872 applications were received to be a part of the first class at Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine at Seton Hall University where the first class of 55 students will start July 9.

Those students will be a part of the plan to address the shortage of physicians in New Jersey and forge a new path in medical education that addresses profound changes in health ...

Hackensack Meridian Health establishes $100 million endowment for Seton Hall Medical School in Nutley

NUTLEY, NJ - The Hackensack Meridian Health Board of Trustees recently voted to establish a $100 million endowment fund for scholarships to Seton Hall Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine on the On3 campus in Nutley and Clifton NJ. The endowment will ensure top students can afford a medical education according to co-CEO of Hackensack Meridian Health Robert C.

Two Montclair Residents Sworn-in as Advocates for Foster Youth

May 22, 2018

MONTCLAIR, NJ - Two Montclair residents were sworn-in as a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA).

On May 18, Jessica Siegal and Loreen Fennell of Montclair were sworn-in as a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) by Essex County Superior Court Judge Grimbergen.  

Siegal and Fennell completed 33 hours of training ...

Original Pancake House of West Caldwell Evacuated in Possible Pepper Spray Incident

WEST CALDWELL, NJ — The Original Pancake House in West Caldwell was evacuated early Saturday afternoon due to a possible pepper spray incident that caused ambulances from the West Essex, Verona and Bloomfield First Aid Squads to assist at the scene.

Bianca Pietro, a West Orange mother of two, said she was seated inside the glass atrium on the south side of the building that faces ...

Buy a Vet... Program Helps Formerly Homeless Veterans

May 21, 2018

SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ - It started with a collection to help fund a Memorial Day barbecue at the Valley Brook Village veterans facility in Lyons, NJ. When the bucket collection raised $7,000 at John's Meat Market in downtown Scotch Plains, they decided to keep it going and had barbecues all summer. The program has grown ever since.

Steve Hackenberg, a Scotch Plains ...

Peru Claims 1-0 Victory Over Colombia as Soccer Legends Show Off Skills in Paterson

PATERSON, NJ- During their playing days Carlos Valderama and Julio Uribe led their teams to victory in some of the largest soccer stadiums across the globe. On Saturday, the men, known better as “El Pibe” and Uribe, brought their talents to Paterson’s Baurele Field.

The rain did nothing to dampen the spirits of the nearly 500 fans who turned out to watch these beloved players ...

Southern Ocean Made Brew Trail Awarded for NJ Tourism Excellence

May 18, 2018

SHIP BOTTOM, N.J. -The Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce proudly announces its selection for the The New Jersey Tourism Industry Excellence Award for its recently launched Southern Ocean Made Surf & Sip Brew Trail. They join a select group across the state being recognized for the accomplishments of those who achieved true excellence in providing an exceptional experience that ...

Nutley Police Department Blotter May 12 to 18, 2018

May 19, 2018

NUTLEY, NJ - 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

Anyone who has information about any crimes can ...

How Can Sports Therapy Loosen Up Winter Muscles?

Whether you are new to the gym or a seasoned athlete, the winter weather can affect your body. In these cold conditions, muscles are forced to work harder to complete tasks. This extra effort can result in muscle soreness and damage to tissue. While you may not be able to avoid the cold, preventive measure can help avoid discomfort and injury. Learning and implementing sports therapy techniques, ...

Pro Staff Institute announces partnership with Uber Health

NUTLEY, NJ - Pro Staff Institute is proud to announce their participation in Uber Health, a new transportation program designed to provide transportation to patients. Pro Staff Institute is the first physical therapy center in the nation to leverage Uber Health, and joins over other 100 health care organizations in the U.S., including hospitals, clinics, rehab centers and senior care ...

Therapy as Preventative Medicine for Couples

     In my years of practice, I have yet to treat a couple whose relationship was not on the precipice of ruin at the time of first contact. Their intakes are rife with blame, and subsequent sessions reveal neither partner understands his/her role in the dysfunctional dyad. Though not impossible, it is daunting work for any therapist to help rebuild relationships demolished by ...

Why “Can’t" is Not Allowed in My Therapy Room

Many of us enter therapy struggling with external locus of control. We blame partners for dysfunctional relationships, accuse the universe of conspiring against us, or suggest demons assume command of our behavior. When these premises arise in therapy, I strive to help clients accept responsibility for their behaviors. Finding the word “Can’t” most often used by clients to avoid ...

This week at the Nutley Public Library May 22 - 30 2018

NUTLEY PUBLIC LIBRARY - Upcoming Events:

Tuesday, May 22, 29 - 1:00 pm - Play Bridge - No registration required.

Wednesday, May 23, 30 - 1:00 pm - Wednesday Afternoon Knitters - Come share your love of knitting and crocheting with both beginning and experienced knitters. Meet fellow knitters, brush-up on your skills, and learn some new techniques.

Nutley Public Library May 2018 Events

The Nutley Free Public Library has a calendar full of events and programs for May 2018

Tuesday, May 1 at 2:00 Tuesday Afternoon Book Club at Nutley Parkside Apartments.  The Nutley Public Library hosts a monthly book discussion at the Nutley Parkside Apartments, 7 William Street, the first Tuesday of each month.  The book discussed will be On Chesil Beach by ...

Countdown to Kindergarten Picnic at DeMuro Park May 31

COMMISSIONER TUCCI INVITES YOUNGSTERS TO A COUNTDOWN TO KINDERGARTEN PICNIC
Calling all Nutley youngsters entering Kindergarten September 2018! Commissioner Mauro G. Tucci and the Department of Parks and Recreation have announced the addition of the Countdown to Kindergarten Recreation Picnic to help welcome our new students to their elementary school days!

Join us on Thursday, May 31, 2018 ...

Registration for Spring Tennis Lessons Now Open

Commissioner Mauro G. Tucci announces Spring Tennis Lesson registration is now open!  The Nutley Department of Parks and Recreation offers a top quality tennis program, directed under the supervision of Barry Rubach, an accredited member of the U.S. Professional Tennis Association and former Collegiate Champion.  Classes range in age groups starting in 1st grade and continuing through ...

Tackle Football Registration Scheduled For Thursday May 10

Commissioner Tucci and the Department of Parks and Recreation have announced that Tackle Football Registration will be held on May 10th  from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Parks and Recreation Building, Room 201. This program is open to Nutley youngsters in grades 3-8.  The fee for late registration is $115.00 per player. Please note that in-person registration is mandatory ...

The Jaffe Briefing - May 22, 2018




The Jaffe Briefing will not publish from Thursday through Monday. A great Memorial Day to all!


MANVILLE - If marijuana becomes legal in New Jersey, here's another town where you won't be able to buy it: Manville. The mayor and council unanimously voted to prohibit any sale of weed - recreational and medicinal - within Manville's borders. The ...

Letter to Parents about Netflix Teen Suicide Series 13 Reasons Why

May 17, 2018

Dear Parents,

Just as I did last year at this time, I want to take a moment to write to you regarding season two of the Netflix series, 13 Reasons Why. The second season premieres, with tremendous promotion, on Netflix tomorrow, Friday, May 18.

The series, based on the 2007 young adult book of the same name, delves into the topic of teen suicide. During the first season, the main character, ...

Letter to the Editor: Gum Litter and what YOU can do about it

Gum is non-biodegradable, meaning it doesn't’t break down ever….

Today, the unlikely problem surfaces. The average person chews 275 sticks of gum per year. With the amount of people in daily society, it’s no mystery why chewing gum is the second most littered item after cigarette butts.  Did you know that gum is banned in Singapore?

In addition to littering human ...

To the Editor: Notes for Mr. and Mrs. Webber On How to Complain About Stuff

Well, it looks like I have at least three things in common with Jay and Johanna Webber: (a) We live in the 11th District; (b) We believe family is important; (c) We have experienced life in big families -- I'm the third of seven kids myself. So of course I noticed the statements the Webbers recently shared on Facebook – which took something one person said about Jay’s ...

School’s Out: Your Exclusive Summer Getaway Guide

May 20, 2018

Summer... a time to do whatever you please without having the stress of school or work.

But like many others, you may find yourself unsure of how to spend your summer days. So, if you’re looking for something cool to do when it’s hot, consider these ideas:

Get Cultured: Metropolitan Museum of Art: If you’re fascinated with art of all sorts from classic to modern, then this ...

New Jersey Base North of United States Submarine Veterans marked the 118 Birthday of The United States Submarine Force

On April 11th members of the New Jersey Base North of United States Submarine Veterans marked the 118 Birthday of The United States Submarine Force with their annual visit to the grave of the inventor of the modern submarine - John Holland. We conducted a brief tolling of the bells for our lost submarines with a prayer service at his grave at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery in Totowa NJ.

As the lay ...

Can a career be more fun in retirement?

Lantern Hill resident Gabe Spera, like many older Americans, chooses to stay in the workforce.

Gabe Spera has come full circle in his career as a salesman. Sixty years ago, he was just starting out, making cold calls, meeting new people every day. After working his way up the ladder to vice president of sales for Hunt Imaging, he’s now right back where he started—and happier than ...

Donald Shauger Leads 2018 West Orange St. Patrick’s Day Parade as Grand Marshal

As a child, Donald Shauger grew up idolizing Thomas Edison. To Shauger, who often spent his childhood days taking his prized Edison phonograph to West Orange’s Thomas Edison National Historical Park, Edison epitomized the spirit of the hardworking West Orange community. In the eyes of a young child growing up in West Orange—a town where Edison left behind a substantial ...

Music Under the June Moon Outdoor Concert in Anderson Park June 9

May 21, 2018

MONTCLAIR, NJ - Enjoy a magical evening of moonlight and music in Anderson Park in Montclair on Saturday, June 9, with the third annual "Music Under the June Moon" chamber music concert.

Bring a picnic and a blanket and enjoy the Chamber Music Society of North Jersey playing under the park's historic Olmsted Oak. This free concert begins at 8 ...

Golf Outing On May 26 Benefits Retired Racehorses

MILLSTONE TOWNSHIP, N.J. —May 29, will mark Standardbred Retirement Foundation's (SRF) 26th Annual Charity Golf Outing being held at the beautiful Battleground Country Club in Manalapan, N.J.

This much anticipated event is held in conjunction with SRF's online auction which will open for bidding beginning Friday, May 25 and end at 7 p.m. on  Thursday, June 7. The outing ...

Beyond Speed Bumps! Alternatives for Traffic Calming: Free Conference June 9 at Seton Hall University

South Orange Neighborhoods Association (SONA) in conjunction with South Orange Seniors and North Jersey Neighborhoods Connected (NJNC) will be sponsoring "BEYOND SPEED BUMPS - Alternatives for Traffic Calming," a free conference at Seton Hall University on June 9 from 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Not every town can afford to put in a speed bump! And they can't do it on ...

The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah (St. Martin's Press, 2018)

            What is the “final frontier” on the Earth's surface? Many people would say Alaska, the 49th state, which was added to the United States fifty years ago. Once one has traveled to that remote land, it is impossible to forget the magnificence of the terrain and beasts. Floating by ship in Glacier Bay, surrounded by ...

The Man in Room 306 at the Luna Stage, West Orange, NJ

            The Luna Stage, a Jersey theater gem, chose to revive its 1995 world premiere drama, The Man in Room 306, to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the slaying of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  Starring Jamil A.C. Mangan as Dr. King, this 90 minute production portrays Dr. King in the last hours of his life as he struggles to write a speech for the Poor ...

Into the Water by Paula Hawkins

Into the Water by Paula Hawkins (Riverhead Books, 2017)

 

I wanted to like Into the Water by Paula Hawkins because I had enjoyed her previous novel, The Girl on the Train, which was a suspenseful thriller. However, when I finished reading the first part of the Into the Water, I realized that I had not absorbed anything that was happening in the story. I blamed myself for not paying ...

TAPinto Featured Franchisee: Steve Lenox of TAPinto Paterson

This week's feature will focus on TAPinto Paterson's franchisee, Steve Lenox. Find out how the current owner of a public affairs firm went from a former State Director for Senator Frank Lautenberg to a proud TAPinto franchisee for New Jersey's third largest city.

 

Q. When did you join TAPinto.net?

I joined TAPinto.net in September, ...

Obituaries

Jul 4, 1933 - May 18, 2018
Maria A. Probst (nee: Geiger), 84 of Bloomfield passed away on May 18. Her final days were spent ...
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Jul 21, 1966 - Apr 6, 2018
Sheila Rossi (nee Borges) 51, of Nutley, NJ died peacefully on April 6, 2018. Visitation will be ...
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