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Montclair HS Senior Debuts Designs During New York Fashion Week Event

February 24, 2018

MONTCLAIR, NJ - Montclair Resident Bria Renee Johnson participated in a New York Fashion Week show with her fashion mentor, Virginia Cathey on February 17 at The New Yorker Hotel. The runway models wore Johnson's fashions on the runway during the event.

The bi-annual event, sponsored by Art & Beauty Magazine, unifies the pageant community and designers who create ...

Trees Have Sex? Rutgers Researchers Have All the Answers

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A few years ago, Rutgers researcher Jennifer Blake-Mahmud was working on a botany project in Virginia when colleagues pointed out a striped maple, a common tree in the understory of mountain forests from Nova Scotia to Georgia. 

 

“They told me, ‘We think it switches sex from year to year, but we don’t know why,’ and I said, ...

Update on Nutley Public Schools Security

February 23, 2018

Dear Nutley Parents, Staff, and Community Members,

I want to once again reach out with an update on the developments of last week’s security threat. I, along with the district administration and Board of Education, recognize that in times of fear and uncertainty, people want information and answers, and we thank you for your patience while the police completed their ...

Nutley Police Make Arrest In Instagram School Threat Case

NUTLEY, NJ - The Nutley Police Department made an arrest in the case of an Instagram video post. An 18 year old resident was charged with Third Degree False Public Alarm.

Joseph Rafanello, a senior at Nutley High School, was arrested and taken to Essex County Jail.The arrest followed a full investigation by the police.  

Chief Thomas Strumolo stated that ...

EarthCam Shares Live Webcam Views of Seaside Heights Polar Bear Plunge

TAPintoTravels - If you saw our article, you know about the Polar Bear Plunge this Saturday to support the Special Olympics.  If you cannot be there, but want to see the festivities, this press release tells you how you can.

WHAT: Tomorrow, February 24 from 9am-1pm ET, thousands of people will make a mad dash into the cold waters of the Atlantic Ocean just off the ...

Nutley Awarded $156K Community Development Block Grant from Essex County

February 23, 2018

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ - Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. announced that the Township of Nutley is among 13 Essex County municipalities and 33 non-profit community organizations that received a total of about $5.1 million from the Community Development Block Grant program and the Emergency Solutions Grant program.

The CDBG and ESG programs are funded through the U.S.

Murphy Signs Bill Binding NJ to US Climate Alliance

TRENTON, NJ – Legislation sponsored by several Assembly Democrats including Andrew Zwicker, D-16th, requiring New Jersey to take part in the U.S. Climate Alliance to uphold the Paris Climate Accord and the goals of the Paris Climate Agreement was signed into law by Gov. Phil Murphy Wednesday.

The bill was first introduced last session, and given final approval by the Assembly on Jan.8.

TAPinto Nutley Wishes Mayor Joseph Scarpelli a Very Happy Birthday

NUTLEY, NJ - The entire TAPinto Nutley Team wishes Mayor Dr. Joseph P. Scarpelli a happy birthday.

During the Peach Pie contest at the Nutley Farmers' Market in the summer of 2016, Scarpelli told one of our owners that Nutley is a great place to do business, shortly thereafter we launched and we couldn't agree more. Nutley IS a great place to do business. 

Dr.

Update on Nutley Public Schools Security

February 23, 2018

February 23, 2018

Dear Nutley Parents, Staff, and Community Members,

I want to once again reach out with an update on the developments of last week’s security threat. I, along with the district administration and Board of Education, recognize that in times of fear and uncertainty, people want information and answers, and we thank you for your patience while the police completed their ...

Marjory Stoneman Douglas Alumni Join in Unity Video

PARKLAND, FL - Former students of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School and others joined in a video expressing support to current students still reeling from the Valentine's Day slaying of 17 people, including 14 students, at the school.

The video was directed by MSD alumnus Ryan Blitzer, who graduated from the school five years ago. It includes videotaped messages of encouragement from ...

Nutley Family Service Bureau to Offer Free Counseling for Nutley Public Schools Community

NUTLEY, NJ - Nutley Family Service Bureau will offer counseling services for Nutley Public Schools students, parents, and staff to discuss their feelings following the recent security concerns in the district. 

The sessions are free and confidential. They will be conducted in NFSB's office on Chestnut Street starting this week. Individual and group sessions will be ...

Maroon and Gray: Munch on Super Bowl Snacks

February 2, 2018

The. Super. Bowl. Chances are that on Sunday, February 4, most Americans will be at a Super Bowl party. Whether they have made a bet with their friends on who will win the game, are hosting a Super Bowl-themed party with their family, or even traveling to Minnesota for the game, most will be  surrounded by the Super Bowl hype.

The Super Bowl is the annual championship ...

Nutley High School Students Interviewed by 12 Prospective Colleges for On-the-Spot Admissions

NUTLEY, NJ - “Congratulations, you’ve been accepted.”  This is the phrase that spread smiles across 108 Nutley High School seniors faces on Thursday, November 30, 2017.  

As seniors frantically scramble to apply to college, Instant Decision Day gave much needed sighs of  relief to members of the senior class.  Bloomfield College, Caldwell ...

Parkland Photographer Hopes to Help Bring Unity and Change After Marjory Stoneman Douglas Tragedy

February 22, 2018

PARKLAND, FL - For Parkland photographer and mom, Paulina Splechta, photography is not only her livelihood, it's also her passion.  After the tragedy at Marjory Stoneman Douglas, she is using her photography skills to help to bring unity and change.  Most recently, she captured the flowers, signs, and well-wishes adorning the front fence at the high school.

Splechta said, "I ...

Newark Museum's Bamberger Entrance reopens after being shut for 20 years

For the last 20 years, the grand entrance of the Newark Museum on Washington Street has been shuttered, forcing patrons to enter through a more prosaic entrance along Central Avenue.

But today, the front doors of the Newark Museum were thrown open, signaling another symbolic step in the city's ongoing revival.

"When the entrance on Washington Street was open, it felt ...

Nutley's Anthony Ponte selected for LEGOLAND Discovery Center Philadelphia’s 2018 Creative Crew

NUTLEY, NJ - Nutley's own Anthony Ponte will join 11 other Lego enthusiasts to assist the LEGOLAND Discovery Center Philadelphia’s 2018 “Creative Crew,” Model Builder team. All of the builders are between the ages of 6 and 12. 

Anthony will be a special ambassador to the attraction. He will help build and test new models. He will also report on what’s ...

Verona High School Dismisses Volleyball Coaching Staff After Record Season

February 22, 2018

VERONA, NJ - TAPinto Verona/Cedar Grove has learned from a reliable source that Verona head volleyball coach Jeff Stiefbold and assistant coach Scott Stiefbold have been dismissed from their coaching posts at Verona High School.  Under the Stiefbolds, the Verona girls volleyball team had a historic 31-1 season that earned them the Divisional, County, Sectional and Group 1 State ...

New Law Requires Amateur Sports Organizations To Report Sexual Abuse

WASHINGTON, D.C. — . – Senate Bill 534, Protecting Young Victims from Sexual Abuse and Safe Sport Authorization Act of 2017 was signed into law on Jan. 14, 2018, effective immediately.

The bill imposes a duty on amateur sports organizations, including US Equestrian and its members, to report suspected sex-abuse to local or federal law enforcement or to a ...

Throwback Thursday - Hundreds Participate in 2017 Nutley Chamber of Commerce 5K

The 2018 Nutley Chamber of Commerce 5K Fun Run Takes Place May 6

NUTLEY, NJ – Hundreds of locals turned out for the Nutley Chamber Commerce 5K Run on Sunday, starting and finishing at the town’s Park Oval.

Nutley resident John Gaffney placed first, finishing in 17:18. The 27-year-old – who ran his first marathon last year – has placed in the top three in many ...

Rosenfarb Family Spreads Love and Kindness in Parkland

February 21, 2018

PARKLAND, FL - On Sunday, Amanda and Noah Rosenfarb and their two children joined in Parkland's renewal.  The children walked their neighborhood for approximately two hours, handing our cookies with a message "Spread Love and Kindness."

Amanda Rosenfarb said, "Eden wanted to host a lemonade stand and donate all the money to the MSD fund. I said we probably ...

Paterson Dined, Danced, and Raised $12,000 to help Hurricane Ravaged Schools in Puerto Rico

PATERSON, NJ - More than 250 people braved the snow to raise funds for "Paterson Partners with Puerto Rico Support-A-School Fundraiser" Saturday at St. Gerard's Church. The night of food, music, and dancing raised more the $12,000 to support one of the many schools devastated by Hurricane Maria in September 2017.

Paterson Public Schools teamed up with local organizations, and ...

Save the Date: Nutley Family Service Bureau's Rock Hunger II is June 22

NUTLEY, NJ - Following the success of 2017's 'Rock Hunger," Nutley Family Service Bureau has announced 'Rock Hunger II' on June 22 at the Old Canal Inn. 

The concert will begin at 6:30 p.m with headline band 'The Attic' returning to support the food pantry operation at NFSB. The evening will include food and a chance to win raffle ...

Nutley Police Make Arrest In Instagram School Threat Case

February 23, 2018

NUTLEY, NJ - The Nutley Police Department made an arrest in the case of an Instagram video post. An 18 year old resident was charged with Third Degree False Public Alarm.

Joseph Rafanello, a senior at Nutley High School, was arrested and taken to Essex County Jail.The arrest followed a full investigation by the police.  

Chief Thomas Strumolo stated that ...

Reward Offered for Information in Feb 3 Fatal Shooting on Ampere Parkway Bloomfield

BLOOMFIELD, NJ - The Essex County Sheriff’s Crime Stoppers Program is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to an arrest and conviction in an unsolved homicide that took place in Bloomfield Feb. 3. 

At approximately 6:54 p.m. Juan Santos Martinez, 55, of East Orange was shot and killed while seated in the driver side of his vehicle in the 200 block of Ampere ...

Berkeley Heights School Placed on Lock Down Following False Social Media Threat

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Gov. Livingston High School and Columbia Middle School went into shelter in place and lock down following a false report of a threat.

Superintendent of schools Judy Rattner confirmed that the threat involved a school district in New Mexico and the Berkeley Heights school district is safe. "The student that initiated the threat is currently ...

Shannon Rose Offers Free Food for Olympic Athletes Competing in Pyeongchang

February 21, 2018

CLIFTON, NJ - The Shannon Rose Irish Pub, is offering free food for American athletes with local roots free food for life for if they break a world record this winter. The restaurant will also offer free food for four years to any local athlete who reaches the podium at the Olympic games. 

As athletes compete from around the world the Shannon Rose Irish Pub will offer the ...

Dave and Busters opens second Garden State location in Wayne

WAYNE, NJ - Dave and Busters at Williowbrook Mall opens February 14. TAPinto got an invitation-only preview of Dave and Buster's Willowbrook Mall location with a chance to play games and indulge in food and drink. This location is the second to open in the Garden State and the 109th to open in the chain.

General Manager Dan McGuinnes explained that Dave and Buster's ...

Soup Sales Soar at The Fanwood Grille

FANWOOD, NJ -- Since being recognized for having the "Best Soup in NJ" by foodie website The Daily Meal, sales the Fanwood Grille's various soup offerings have jumped. 

"We've had people drive down from Bergen County just to try our soups," said Paul Watterson, who gets into Fanwood Grille as early as 4:30 a.m. to start making soup. "People call ...

Ten-year-old Verona Chef Kicks It Up a Notch in the Kitchen

VERONA, NJ - A 10-year-old chef is cooking up a little magic in Verona, or should we call it “Saucery?”  

A “foodie” since birth, Connor Barshay has a sophisticated palate for one so young, with a love for salty, sour and savory flavors -- preferring pickles, olives and cheeses over cake, candy and other sweets.  Perhaps his favorite food accompaniment is hot ...

Getting Ready for Opening Day at Bucco Couture on Franklin Avenue Nutley

February 22, 2018

NUTLEY, NJ - TAPinto Nutley caught Carmen Bucco painting an interior wall of Bucco Couture ahead of the shop's March 1 grand opening. 

Bucco Couture will offer custom and off-the-rack clothing for gentlemen. It is the first men's shop to open in Nutley in decades. 

The store is located at 187 Franklin Ave, across from Tiki Bowls, in Nutley.

The grand ...

TAPinto Nutley Wishes Mayor Joseph Scarpelli a Very Happy Birthday

NUTLEY, NJ - The entire TAPinto Nutley Team wishes Mayor Dr. Joseph P. Scarpelli a happy birthday.

During the Peach Pie contest at the Nutley Farmers' Market in the summer of 2016, Scarpelli told one of our owners that Nutley is a great place to do business, shortly thereafter we launched and we couldn't agree more. Nutley IS a great place to do business. 

Dr.

Preliminary Accreditation given to Seton Hall-Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine at On3

NUTLEY, NJ - Seton Hall-Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine received preliminary accreditation from the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME). Accreditation is an essential requirement in the complex process of establishing a new medical school. 

Seton Hall-Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine is creating a rigorous academic curriculum that combines ...

One year after Newark cathedral assault, Bishop Cruz calls for compassion 

February 20, 2018

The Most Reverend Manuel A. Cruz, Auxiliary Bishop of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Newark, stood on the shining marble altar at Newark's Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart, doing his job, saying Mass on a recent weekend morning.

One year earlier, Cruz was standing at the same altar when he was struck down by Newark resident Charles Miller while offering prayers at the annual ...

Community Discussion: Gun Violence Prevention and Congressional Candidates

February 14, 2018

LIVINGSTON: NJ - New Jersey's "NJ 11th for Change" will host a free talk by Cori Menkin in Livingston on Saturday February 24 from 4 p.m. to 5:30. Menkin is an expert on gun laws and resident of the 11th Congressional District. 

The talk will cover the general landscape of gun regulation and we should evaluate in congressional candidates for the midterm ...

Bob Hugin Announces GOP Candidacy for the U.S. Senate at Springfield Elks Club

SPRINGFIELD, NJ – The Elks Club in Springfield on Tuesday was the setting for Bob Hugin of Summit to announce is candidacy as a Republican for the U.S. Senate seat currently held by Democrat Bob Menendez.

The former CEO and Chairman of Celegene, Hugin resigned from the company on February 5 as executive chairman.  The crowd of over 100 was largely enthusiastic party ...

Assemblyman Jay Webber Announces His Run for Congress

MONTVILLE, NJ – In the wake of long-time Congressman Rodney Frelinghuysen announcing his plans to not run for re-election, Assemblyman Jay Webber (R-26), who represents Montville Township, announced Feb. 3 his intention to run for the Republican nomination in New Jersey’s 11th Congressional District.

“The 2018 elections present our great nation and Republican Party with an ...

Trees Have Sex? Rutgers Researchers Have All the Answers

February 24, 2018

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A few years ago, Rutgers researcher Jennifer Blake-Mahmud was working on a botany project in Virginia when colleagues pointed out a striped maple, a common tree in the understory of mountain forests from Nova Scotia to Georgia. 

 

“They told me, ‘We think it switches sex from year to year, but we don’t know why,’ and I said, ...

Brookdale Reformed Church hosts a Solar Seminar to be good stewards of the Earth Mar 8

BLOOMFIELD, NJ - Brookdale Reformed Church will host a free solar seminar on March 8.  The seminar will be led by experts from Geoscape in Livingston NJ. 

Electricity costs are rising and are expected to keep increasing. The sun is projected to rise every day too, but the sun can save you money.

Brookdale Reformed Church has reduced their energy costs by ...

Essex Environmental Commission Honored for Winning Achievement Award

NEWARK, NJ – The Essex County Board of Chosen Freeholders recently honored the Essex County Environmental Commission, recipient of an Environmental Achievement Award granted by the Association of New Jersey Environmental Commissions (ANJEC), during a special presentation at the Hall of Records in Newark.

As one of six local environmental commissions awarded, the Essex County ...

Local Doctor's Insight: What You Need to Know About Pertussis

February 22, 2018

MONTCLAIR, NJ - Kevin Berg, M.D. of Mountainside Medical Center offers insight into the recent Pertussis case confirmed in Montclair. 

Pertussis, also known as whooping cough, has made an unwanted appearance at Montclair High School earlier this month, with three confirmed cases.

Pertussis is a very contagious respiratory illness that is caused by a bacteria called, Bordetella ...

Nutley Family Service Bureau to Offer Free Counseling for Nutley Public Schools Community

NUTLEY, NJ - Nutley Family Service Bureau will offer counseling services for Nutley Public Schools students, parents, and staff to discuss their feelings following the recent security concerns in the district. 

The sessions are free and confidential. They will be conducted in NFSB's office on Chestnut Street starting this week. Individual and group sessions will be ...

Breaking News: Elizabeth Schools Report One Student Has Died from Flu Virus

ELIZABETH, NJ - The Elizabeth School District has reported that one student has died from Influenza (Flu).

“It is with great sadness that I must report to you that the Elizabeth School District has lost one of its own,”  Elizabeth Superintendent of Schools Olga Hugelmeyer wrote in a letter to parents over the weekend. The Superintendents letter is ...

Barn At Belmont Park Placed Under Quarantine

February 19, 2018

OZONE PARK, N.Y. — Officials at the New York Racing Association and New York State Gaming Commission have placed Barn 10 at Belmont Park under quarantine after a suspected case of equine herpes myeloencephalopathy (EHM) developed in that barn. The quarantine is effective immediately.

The affected horse, a 4-year-old filly trained by Tom Albertrani, developed a fever on Feb. 12 and ...

Horse Park of New Jersey Needs A Leg Up With Its Footing Campaign

ALLENTOWN, N.J. — The Horse Park of New Jersey is celebrating its 30th anniversary year in 2018 and is working to update the footing in the competition arenas.

A capital campaign is underway to raise the needed funds.

Starting with the Grand Prix Arena, the plan is to provide a consistent, well drained surface without undulation that’s safe and stands the test of time. The ...

New Case of Equine Herpes in Pa.; Tests Come Back At Belmont

Chester County Farm Quarantined

HARRISBURG,Pa. — Cases of equine herpes virus continue to pop-up throughout the country.

Most recently on Feb. 16, 2018, the Pennsylvania Veterinary Laboratory in Harrisburg, Pa. confirmed the neurological form of the disease in a horse at a pleasure stable in Chester County, Pa., according tot the Equine Disease Communication Center.

The horse ...

Morristown Arboretum Hosts Best Selling Author to Discuss Shade Gardens; Sat. Feb. 3

February 2, 2018

MORRISTOWN, NJ. - Author Ken Druse will be at the Frelinghuysen Arboretum on Saturday February 3 to discuss shade gardens. The lecture, titled The New Shade Garden: Creating a Lush Oasis in the Age of Climate Change, will benefit the Blackburn Scholarship in honor of Dr. Benjamin Blackburn.

Druse will discuss how the low-stress environment of shade, cooler temperatures, fewer water ...

Light ‘em up Now for Better Garden Results

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - It’s time to break out the seeds and potting mix to start your garden plants indoors.  It’s a great way to keep your green thumb in shape over winter. Plus, you’ll save money, increase your variety of plants and jump start the growing season when you start seeds under LED grow lights. 

Indoor growing conditions often offer limited light and ...

Former US Postal Service Employee from Rahway Pleads Guilty to Accepting Bribes to Deliver Narcotics Packages

February 13, 2018

RAHWAY, NJ - Leonard Gresham, a 50-year-old Rahway resident, pleaded guilty in federal court on Tuesday to intercepting and delivering packages containing illegal narcotics in exchange for cash bribes, it was announced by U.S. Attorney Craig Carpentino.

Gresham pleaded guilty U.S. District Judge Esther D. Salas in Newark federal court, where he was charged with one count of ...

Verona Council Ponders Gov. Phil Murphy's Plan to Legalize Pot

VERONA, NJ - Like other townships in the area, Verona discussed the potential impact of the potential legalization of marijuana within the state of New Jersey proposed by Gov. Phil Murphy.

Deputy Mayor Michael Nochimson sparked the discussion when he shared an article that appeared in a local newspaper over the weekend.  He noted that the subject of the article, Rick Fuentes who headed ...

Newark man sentenced to prison term for elaborate driver's license scam

Newark, NJ–A Newark man was sentenced in Newark federal court to 42 months in prison for selling fake driver’s licenses through an online shop and filing fraudulent tax returns using stolen identity information, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced Monday.

Alexis Scott Carthens, 40, previously pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Jose Linares on one count of conspiracy ...

Ciccolini Property 'Sale' Discussed at Nutley Chamber of Commerce Meeting

February 17, 2018

NUtLEY, NJ - At Thursday's Nutley Chamber of Commerce meeting, after a period of networking, an announcement was made: the Ciccolini property was not sold. 

Social media rumors regarding a sale of the storied property made their way into the membership of the chamber. The rumors became so pervasive that chamber leadership made the decision to make the ...

Local Realtor Theresa Venezia honored with state sales award

 Trenton, N.J. -  Local Realtor Theresa Venezia with Century 21 Van Der Wende Associates in Little Falls, was recently awarded the Bronze level of the 2017 NJ Realtors Circle of Excellence Sales Award Annually, New Jersey Realtors recognizes its members who have demonstrated distinction in sales throughout the state.

 

The New Jersey Circle of Excellence Sales ...

Prism Capital Partners, ON3 to Host Suburban Revitalization Forum on March 5, 8 in Nutley

NUTLEY, NJ - Prism Capital Partners and On3 will present a two-part Suburban Revitalization Forum on March 5 and 8 in the auditorium of Building 200 on the ON3 campus. Each forum will begin at 6:30 p.m. 

The two-part series will feature nationally recognized speakers who will examine trends in urban planning and future growth as New Jersey’s suburbs evolve. The event is ...

EarthCam Shares Live Webcam Views of Seaside Heights Polar Bear Plunge

February 23, 2018

TAPintoTravels - If you saw our article, you know about the Polar Bear Plunge this Saturday to support the Special Olympics.  If you cannot be there, but want to see the festivities, this press release tells you how you can.

WHAT: Tomorrow, February 24 from 9am-1pm ET, thousands of people will make a mad dash into the cold waters of the Atlantic Ocean just off the ...

TAPinto Travels Toys of the Year from the New York Toy Fair 2018

TAPintoTravels - The International Toy Fair of New York ended earlier this week, but we are not done telling you about all the cool new stuff coming out.

The fair was enormous with over a thousand toymakers.  However, we have selected a few toys that we believe our readers will most value and enjoy.  Today is our big reveal though.

Every year, the Toy ...

Local Travel Idea in New York - Bridal Expo at The Palmer Event Center

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: “Bridal Expo” to be held at The Palmer Event Center in Cuba, NY.

For more information or to schedule an interview, contact Theater Manager Michele Conklin at (585) 209-5512.

Join us for our first ever BRIDAL SHOW on Sunday, February 25 at 12 PM - 3 PM.  Brides are FREE and additional attendees are just $2. Drawings, giveaways, and samples!  The ...

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Relay For Life Hosts IWF Wrestling Fundraiser April 14 at Nutley Parks and Rec

February 19, 2018

Get ready for adrenaline-charged excitement as Independent Wrestling Federation presents a family-friendly Live Event on Saturday, April 14, 7:30 pm to benefit American Cancer Society's Relay For Life at Rec Center, 44 Park Avenue, Nutley.

Headlining IWF’s action-packed 21st Annual LOUD & PROUD extravaganza are Nutley's own Master of Chaos Kevin Knight, plus IWF ...

Investigation Update regarding video and Nutley Public Schools

In regards to the investigation with the video and the Nutley Schools, I would like every resident  to know that the Nutley Police Department has been working throughout the entire weekend and will continue until no stone is left unturned.

Due to the ongoing investigation, I am unfortunately not able to share all of the details that everyone is so anxiously awaiting.

However, please ...

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Mon, February 26, 7:00 PM

Hospital Auditorium, Glen Ridge

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Tue, February 27, 7:00 PM

Clifton Library, Allwood Branch, Clifton

Bariatric Seminar-Weight Loss That Works

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Wed, February 28, 7:00 PM

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Becoming a Parent

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Bariatric Seminar-Weight Loss That Works

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Cedar Grove Public Library , Cedar Grove

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Update on Nutley Public Schools Security

February 23, 2018

February 23, 2018

Dear Nutley Parents, Staff, and Community Members,

I want to once again reach out with an update on the developments of last week’s security threat. I, along with the district administration and Board of Education, recognize that in times of fear and uncertainty, people want information and answers, and we thank you for your patience while the police completed their ...

Mr. Joseph Dwyer Named Coordinator of Integrated Instructional Technology for the Nutley Public Schools

NUTLEY, NJ  – Mr. Joseph Dwyer was approved as the Coordinator of Integrated Instructional Technology, PK-12, for the Nutley Public Schools at the Board of Education meeting on January 29, 2018. He began his role on February 1, 2018.

In his new role, Dwyer will be responsible for ensuring that technology is used to support teaching and learning in grades PK-12, in all aspects of ...

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Preliminary Accreditation given to Seton Hall-Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine at On3

February 15, 2018

NUTLEY, NJ - Seton Hall-Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine received preliminary accreditation from the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME). Accreditation is an essential requirement in the complex process of establishing a new medical school. 

Seton Hall-Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine is creating a rigorous academic curriculum that combines ...

Prism Capital Partners, ON3 to Host Suburban Revitalization Forum on March 5, 8 in Nutley

NUTLEY, NJ - Prism Capital Partners and On3 will present a two-part Suburban Revitalization Forum on March 5 and 8 in the auditorium of Building 200 on the ON3 campus. Each forum will begin at 6:30 p.m. 

The two-part series will feature nationally recognized speakers who will examine trends in urban planning and future growth as New Jersey’s suburbs evolve. The event is ...

Montclair HS Senior Debuts Designs During New York Fashion Week Event

February 24, 2018

MONTCLAIR, NJ - Montclair Resident Bria Renee Johnson participated in a New York Fashion Week show with her fashion mentor, Virginia Cathey on February 17 at The New Yorker Hotel. The runway models wore Johnson's fashions on the runway during the event.

The bi-annual event, sponsored by Art & Beauty Magazine, unifies the pageant community and designers who create ...

Essex County Freeholders Celebrate African-American History Month

NEWARK, NJ – At its 2018 African-American History Month Celebration on Wednesday at the Hall of Records in Newark, the Essex County Board of Chosen Freeholders commemorated the heritage, culture, resilience, and spirit of the African-American community.

Brendan Gill, board president and Freeholder At-Large, first acknowledged African-American contributions, both past and present, in ...

Valeski: Placing Police Officers in East Brunswick Schools was Planned for Two Years

February 21, 2018

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - In the midst of a media firestorm today, Dr. Victor Valeski, East Brunswick Superintendent of Schools, fielded questions from local and national journalists regarding the placement of armed police officers inside each of the district's K-12 buildings.  The move seemed to many as a "knee-jerk" reaction to the fear generated by the massacre of ...

Shouts of Racial Slurs Bring Police to Sparta Theatre

SPARTA, NJ – Sparta police were called to the New Vision Sparta Theater on Sunday night because of a woman shouting slurs in a screening of Black Panther.

Former New Jersey Assembly candidate Michael Grace was in the theater when two people started yelling racial slurs including “look at these ‘n-word’” and “can you believe these ...

Decades Rewind Returns to the Jersey Shore

February 18, 2018

Decades Rewind transports their audience to the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s!!

RED BANK, N.J.- Returning to the Count Basie Theatre, Friday, March 9th, 2018 Decades Rewind, the national touring concert, dance party and theatrical performance all wrapped up in one blockbuster, high energy show, celebrates the hits of the 60’s, 70’s and ...

Nutley Police Department Blotter February 17 - 23, 2018

February 24, 2018

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 send a (non ...

The Negative Effects Of Prolonged Sitting And Workplace Tips From Pro Staff Physical Therapy

In recent years, media outlets have described sitting as the new smoking. This may seem like a stretch, but once you break that statement down it carries some truth. Cigarettes were not thought to be the cause of lung cancer and other serious diseases until the 1950s. Like the cigarette industry in the 1920s, the effects of prolonged sitting throughout the workday has largely been ignored and ...

Fall Flag Football Registration Now Available

Commissioner Mauro G. Tucci and the Department of Parks and Recreation are currently accepting registrations for the Spring Season of Flag Football.  

Online registration is available at https://register.communitypass.net/nutley.  The league will begin play in mid-April. This program is open to boys and girls grades 1 through 4.  The fee for this program is $40.00 per child ...

AUDITION PACKETS NOW AVAILABLE FOR THE NUTLEY DEPARTMENT OF PARKS & RECREATION’S THEATRE PRODUCTION OF SHREK JR.

Commissioner Mauro G. Tucci announces that audition packets are now available for the 2018 Theatre Program selection “Shrek Jr”. 

Beauty is in the eye of the ogre in Shrek The Musical JR., based on the Oscar-winning DreamWorks Animation film and fantastic Broadway musical.  It's a "big bright beautiful world" as everyone's favorite ogre, Shrek, ...

The Jaffe Briefing - February 23, 2018




The Jaffe Briefing Is going on Winter Break, returning Monday, March 5


OUR TAKE ON THE NEWS IN NEW JERSEY

 NEWARK - The Archdiocese of Newark is somehow making national news, after Cardinal Joseph Tobin sent out a tweet Wednesday that raised one or two eyebrows. Tobin tweeted "Nighty-night, baby. I love you," Hmm, people asked. Now who ...

Legalized Marijuana - To Every Benefit There Is A Cost

January 24, 2018

Soon NJ will grapple with the legalization of marijuana, as our newly elected Governor has vowed to make this an administrative priority as promised during his campaign.  It’s no secret that this is a controversial topic that stirs up passionate sometimes heated debate from all sides of the issue.  In an attempt to keep it in the realm of facts and data, I present the following ...

Letter to the Editor: Make the Road New Jersey Condemns End of Protected Status for 250,000 Salvadorans

Today the Trump administration announced the end of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Salvadorans. Effective Sept. 9, 2019, nearly 200,000 people who have been living and working legally in the U.S. for almost two decades, who have American families, homes and businesses, will be subject to deportation. 10,000 Salvadoran TPS holders currently reside in New Jersey.

Make the Road New ...

How to Talk with Kids About the Florida Shooting

February 15, 2018

The tragedy of the Florida school shooting is devastating leaving 17 killed and 15 injured. Our children can easily identify with what occurred yesterday. It will be the topic of conversation today in schools everywhere. School administrators are doing all they can to provide support and guidance. The shootings affect children, teachers, and school personnel. The school shooting ...

Guest Column: The Great "Wait" of the College Process

"The Great Wait" of the College Application Process

For all the high school seniors and their parents, we are in the stressful "waiting period".  We've just finished or are finishing applications to all the schools we might possibly want to attend next year and now sit and wait our fate after the $60-$80 non-refundable application fees to at least 8-13 schools and ...

The 33% Approval Rating of this Administration Illustrates One Thing: The Electoral College Failed

The 33% Approval Rating of this Administration Illustrates One Thing: The Electoral College Failed

Jeff Sessions-  “Why would be bring somebody into the country who is illiterate in their own language?”  -To Tucker Carlson on FOX.

The most frustrating thing about the television is the one sided conversations that take place.  When the Attorney General, Jeffrey B.

Fire and Fury at the Wellmont: An Evening with Michael Wolff

February 24, 2018

MONTCLAIR, NJ - Michael Wolff, the author of FIRE AND FURY: INSIDE THE TRUMP WHITE HOUSE, will be at the Wellmont Theatre on May 18.

Debuting at #1 on the New York Times and Amazon bestsellers lists, the book sold almost two million copies in its first four weeks, making it one of the fastest selling nonfiction books in recent memory. It is now being translated into 35 languages ...

Bridgewater Resident Named Chief of County Investigators for Essex County Prosecutor's Office

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ - Bridgewater resident Mitchell G. McGuire, 3rd, has been named the new chief of county investigators for the Essex County Prosecutor's Office, according to a release.

Acting Capt. McGuire will be succeeding acting chief Quovella Spruill, who is retiring as of Feb. 28.

McGuire will be formally sworn in Feb. 26, and will assume the duties of chief March ...

Fish and Chips Dinner at Grace Church in Nutley

Please join us for the annual Argyle Fish and Chips dinner at Grace Episcopal Church, 200 Highfield Lane, Nutley, NJ, (973.235.1177) on Friday, March 9, 5pm until 8pm, continuous seating, Dine in or Carry out.  Adult $20, Child $10, kids under 3 eat free.  The dinner is a BYOB event.  Chicken available upon request.  Tickets at the door, Adult $25, Child $15.  ...

Prayers the Devil Answers by Sharyn McCrumb

Prayers the Devil Answers by Sharyn McCrumb (Altria, 2015)

 

Years later, after the tragedy, someone remembered the Dumb Supper and what had happened there. That was the cause of it, they said, because the ritual wasn't a game after all. It really was magic, but magic has rules, and she broke them. Even when they call it a 'senseless tragedy,' people always try to find a ...

Super Carb Diet by Bob Harper

Super Carb Diet by Bob Harper with Danny Pellegrino (St. Martin's Press, 2017)

It's hard to go on a serious diet, one on which you expect to be successful and maintain a loss. Fortunately, in his new book Super Carb Diet, Bob Harper has given the weight watching world a sensible new diet plan to help achieve a healthy weight.

Harper, host of NBC's popular show The Biggest Loser, ...

Two Nights by Kathy Reichs

Two Nights by Kathy Reichs (Bantom,2017)

How does a writer of a beloved series like Harry Potter or Temperance Brennan break out of their readers' expectations and try something new? For J.K. Rowlings it was the novels penned under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith; books about a maimed and very flawed private detective with the unlikely name of Cormoran Strike. For Kathy Reichs, it is the ...

Obituaries

Oct 23, 1933 - Feb 10, 2018
Frances R. Gorzelnik, 84, passed away on Saturday, February 10, 2018 at home in ...
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Jul 28, 1955 - Feb 8, 2018
Owner/Chef of Jaret’s Stuffed Cupcakes  Beloved Husband, Father, Brother and ...
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