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USGA Junior Amateur: Vilips, Chinn Lead after First Round of Stroke Play

July 17, 2018

SPRINGFIELD, NJ - Australian 16-year-old Karl Vilips and 15-year-old Kelly Chinn of Great Falls, Va., each fired the lowest scores of the day at 5-under-par 66 on Baltusrol’s Golf Club’s Upper Course after the first round of the 118th U.S. Amateur Championship in Springfield Monday.

Akshay Bhatia, of Wake Forest, N.C., who the AJGA Polo Junior Classic at nearby Echo Lake Country ...

'Block The Box' Fines Coming, Extra Police Duty Pay, Vehicle Auction at Nutley Board of Commissioners Meeting

NUTLEY, NJ - A “Do Not Block the Box” ordinance for dangerous intersections and a resolution to resurface the Monsignor Owens were among the agenda items approved during the Tuesday, July 3 Board of Commissioners public meeting. Public Safety Commissioner Alphonse Petracco was absent excused.

Ordinances

Public hearings were held for Ordinance Nos. 3387, 3388, 3389 and 3390 ...

Newark May Get a Boost From Investors with New Federal Program

NEWARK, NJ - Newark could soon see a boost in long-term investments due to federal legislation that created certain tax exemptions for private investors.

In April, the federal treasury department approved low-income Opportunity Zones in 75 municipalities throughout New Jersey that were nominated by Gov. Phil Murphy. Thirteen of those zones are designated in Newark.

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Got Mint? Bayonne Police Charge Man with Stealing $1,000 in Toothpaste

BAYONNE, NJ – The case of a near lifetime supply of toothpaste that was taken from a Bayonne pharmacy has been solved.

Marcos Baez, 40, of Isabella Avenue, was charged with four counts of shoplifting after police identified him as the person responsible for stealing more than $1,000 worth of toothpaste, according to a police release.

Police were called to the Rite Aid at 12-16 North ...

NFL's Malcolm Jenkins Films TV Pilot Scenes in Piscataway Park with Neighborhood Children

PISCATAWAY, NJ -- Lights. Camera. Action.

Malcolm Jenkins was back in Piscataway on Thursday as he was filming for a brand-new home renovation television show. The show, which currently doesn’t have a name, will air on CBS Sports this fall. It involves sports stars and a segment takes the players back to places in their hometown.

One of the areas Jenkins stopped by was Hazelwood Park, ...

'Block The Box' Fines Coming, Extra Police Duty Pay, Vehicle Auction at Nutley Board of Commissioners Meeting

July 17, 2018

NUTLEY, NJ - A “Do Not Block the Box” ordinance for dangerous intersections and a resolution to resurface the Monsignor Owens were among the agenda items approved during the Tuesday, July 3 Board of Commissioners public meeting. Public Safety Commissioner Alphonse Petracco was absent excused.

Ordinances

Public hearings were held for Ordinance Nos. 3387, 3388, 3389 and 3390 ...

Resident Questions Franklin Avenue Developer fines at Nutley Board of Commissioners Meeting

NUTLEY, NJ - Residents raised questions about developer fees and fines as well as the planning board’s recommendations for mixed use during the Tuesday, June 19 board of commissioner’s public meeting. Commissioner Mauro G. Tucci was absent excused.

Tammi Rossi of Nutley questioned Commissioner Thomas J. Evans on developer fees. She said she had asked previously and was told ...

Pharma Company Being Sued by Newark Gets $40M In State Tax Credits

NEWARK, NJ - A pharmaceutical company being sued by Newark for its alleged role in the overprescription of opioids just received a major tax break from the state of New Jersey.

The city in 2017 sued several opioid manufacturers, including Teva Pharmaceuticals USA, for alleged “deceptive” marketing strategies that led to the overprescription of opioids. In late ...

The Class of 2018 graduates from Nutley High

July 16, 2018

NUTLEY, NJ - Unlike humid or soggy past graduations the cool breeze weather Tuesday evening, June 26, did not calm many of the class of 2018 graduates. All had smiles on their faces anticipating the walk across Tangorra Field at Nutley Oval for the very last time to receive their diplomas. Tears were shed before and after the ceremony by students saying goodbye to their fellow ...

Declaration of Independence – What is it?

The definition of a free country is where the government does not control what people say or do for political reasons and where people can express their opinions without punishment. The transition from a totalitarian state to a free country will be long and slow.

In a 2017 report Freedom House said that of the 195 countries assessed, 87 (45%) were rated Free, 59 (30%) Partly Free, ...

Beloved Middle School Science Teacher Dies at 54; Colleagues Establish Scholarships

WEST ORANGE, NJ – Beloved Liberty Middle School science teacher Susan Zaccaro, 54, died following an illness on June 30. 

Zaccaro was born in Edison and lived in Nutley. She taught science at Edison Middle School from 1990-2005 and moved to Liberty Middle School when it opened its doors in 2005, teaching until the time of her death. She was known not only as a mentor for teachers, ...

Nutley High School's Maroon and Gray June Issue Published

June 28, 2018

NUTLEY, NJ - The June issue of Nutley High School's 'Maroon and Gray' is now available for the entire Nutley community to read. 

2018 marks 100 years of journalism at NHS. Student journalism began in 1918 with the publication of The Attic, then the Gauntlet and finally a number of versions of the Maroon and Gray, that we have come to know today.

According to journalism ...

Club Spotlight: NHS United Club

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 ...

Newark's Lincoln Park Sustainable Health & Wellness Initiative Celebrates 5 Years at Annual Music Festival

July 14, 2018

The 13th Annual Lincoln Park Music Festival is expected to draw more than 50,000 attendees to Newark’s Lincoln Park for a three-day festival featuring jazz, gospel, house and hip-hop beginning July 27th.

But the festival is not just about the music.

For the fifth year in a row, the festival will feature a Sustainable Health and Wellness Village (SHWV) that will offer free health ...

Thousands Come Out for Billy Gilman Concert and Fireworks at Brookdale Park

BLOOMFIELD, NJ - Thousands of people from all over the county came out to Essex County Brookdale Park on the Bloomfield / Montclair border for a concert featuring Billy Gilman from the NBC series 'The Voice.' Fireworks followed the concert. 

The evening began with performances by the Belle Tones, followed by headliner Billy Gilman. The fireworks for the evening were ...

Camping, Waterfalls, and White Water Rafting: Nutley Boy Scouts Make Summer 2018 Memorable

NUTLEY, NJ - The Boy Scouts of Nutley Troop 147 are not familiar with the concept of 'Summertime, and the living is easy' - so far they have gone swimming in waterfalls and have gone white water rafter and they have more planned this season. 

The scouts recently backpacked to Vernooy Falls in the Catskills for a chance to swim in the four tiered waterfalls there.

USGA Junior Amateur: Vilips, Chinn Lead after First Round of Stroke Play

July 17, 2018

SPRINGFIELD, NJ - Australian 16-year-old Karl Vilips and 15-year-old Kelly Chinn of Great Falls, Va., each fired the lowest scores of the day at 5-under-par 66 on Baltusrol’s Golf Club’s Upper Course after the first round of the 118th U.S. Amateur Championship in Springfield Monday.

Akshay Bhatia, of Wake Forest, N.C., who the AJGA Polo Junior Classic at nearby Echo Lake Country ...

Sunday Night Tournament Update for 14U, 12U, and 11U All-Star Teams from Bloomfield and Nutley

RIDGEFIELD, NJ - The Nutley American Little League 12-year-old All-Stars lost to Teaneck Southern 12-2 in a Section 2 State Tournament Game this evening at Ridgefield Little League.

Coupled with their 11-5 loss yesterday to Elmora of Elizabeth, they have been eliminated from the tournament. Nutley American Little League President Joe Hannon offered his congratulations to ...

Nutley Little League: American Falls, 14 yr old on a roll, 11 yr olds to fall to Livingston, 10 yr olds Tournament

NUTLEY, NJ - There was a lot of action on the diamond this week as Nutley's 'Boys of Summer; entered tournament games. 

Nutley American Drops Game 1 of Sectional Tournament

RIDGEFIELD, NJ- In the opening game of the 12-Year-Old Section 2 State Tournament, Nutley American fell to Elmora of Elizabeth 11-5 this evening at Ridgefield Little League Field.

Elmora got on the ...

Fundraiser Set Up for Family of Boy Killed in Crash Saturday on his First Birthday

July 10, 2018

RARITAN, NJ - A GoFundMe page has been set up to raise funds for the family of the 1-year-old boy killed when he, his mother and brother were hit by a car on Anderson Street in Raritan Saturday.

Matías Ortega was killed on the evening of his first birthday when a vehicle hit two cars and then his family as he was being pushed in a stroller by his mother, Domitila Rosales. Rosales is ...

Westfield GSP Raises over $17K to benefit Paramus Children's Health Foundation, East Brook Crash Victims

PARAMUS, NJ -- On June 20, 2018, Westfield Garden State Plaza’s retailers and restaurants participated in the mall-wide initiative Shop & Dine For A Cause by donating funds and a percentage of their sales for the day to support the victims and families of the East Brook school bus crash that claimed two lives and left dozens injured. The total amount raised ...

Circle of Friends Annual Golf Outing: Time to Sign Up to Tee Off for Worthwhile Cause

BELMAR, NJ — An afternoon on the links and an evening of enjoyment is on tap for the Circle of Friends-HYDAS annual golf outing on Tuesday, July 17 at Jumping Brook Country Club in Neptune.

Traditionally the largest fundraiser for the all-volunteer organization, the outing will feature a round of golf with a 1 p.m. shotgun start, as well as lunch and dinner served buffet-style at 6:30 ...

Bloomfield Woman Faces Drug Charges After Crashing BMW into Parked Car in Nutley

July 13, 2018

NUTLEY, NJ - A 28 year old Bloomfield woman is facing drug charges including being under the influence and possession of a controlled dangerous substance (CDS) following a car crash in Nutley last Sunday. 

A BMW crashed into a parked car on Franklin Ave around 1:30 p.m. Sunday. The force of the impact caused the front end of the parked car into a utility pole near the parking lot of a ...

Nutley Police Rescue Woman Locked in Burger King Restaurant

NUTLEY, NJ - Officers from the Nutley Police Department responded to a 911 call on Sunday at 5 a.m. from a woman who was locked in the Burger King restaurant off Franklin Ave.

The woman fell asleep in the ladies room sometime prior to closing and woke up only to find all of the employees gone and the doors locked. 

Nutley police responded and entered the building to allow her to leave.

Nutley Fire Department Responds to Union City Blaze

UNION CITY, NJ--As units from North Hudson Regional Fire & Rescue battled a fatal five alarm fire in Union city, companies from Essex county were called in to provide mutual aid coverage into the area. As crews were arriving, a second fire was reported and multiple units including Nutley Engine 1 and Bloomfield Engine 3 responded directly to the fire, which was located at 1219 Hillside ...

Nutley Farmers Market Peach Pie Contest Returns for 2018 on August 5

July 15, 2018

NUTLEY, NJ - The third annual Peach Party at the Nutley Farmers Market returns August 5 with give-aways, peach samples, raffles and the peach pie contest. 

In 2017, nine residents competed for the title of "Best Peach Pie' with the winner. The winner of ths year's contest will move on to the regional competition. 

2018 will be the sixth year of the statewide ...

New Restaurant Buys ‘Pocketed’ Westfield Liquor License

WESTFIELD, NJ — Westfield’s town council approved the transfer of a liquor license to Westfield Hospitality LLC for its Westfield Fish & Brew Company during the council's meeting Tuesday night. The license had been bought from Jeffrey’s when it closed in 2014 and remained unused, or “pocketed,” by that owner until now.

Though the restaurant does not ...

Peaches. Tomatoes, and Zukes at the Nutley Farmers Market in August

NUTLEY, NJ - The best JerseyFresh produce comes to market in August and the Nutley Farmers Market will celebrate the harvest with two special events in August. 

On August 5, the annual 'Peach Party and Pie Contest' returns. In this annual event, local enter their peach pies to be judged by a panel of local celebrities for acclaim and nifty prizes. 

The annual ...

Springfield Avenue 7-Eleven in Maplewood Closed by Board of Health

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - The Maplewood Health Department shut down the 7-Eleven at 1712 Springfield Ave. near Tuscan Road on Friday for an undisclosed violation of the Township Health Code.

The red “unsatisfactory” notice was placed at the entrance on July 6, stating only that the store received an “unsatisfactory” sanitary inspection report from the health ...

Safety in Numbers: Computer Scientist Races to Develop Unhackable Code to Protect Everyone’s Data

July 15, 2018

Newark boasts a large – and growing – tech force. Brainwalk, an occasional series, will introduce you to some of its rising stars.

You’ve seen the ominous headlines. Armies of hackers working at the behest of hostile nation-states 24/7 to steal intelligence from our defense agencies. Apolitical hacker-thieves breaking into companies to cop trade secrets and our credit ...

Newark Lures Amazon With $1 Billion Payroll Tax Incentive

NEWARK, NJ - Amazon will get a payroll tax break at a cost of $1 billion to the city should the company open its second headquarters here.

It’s one of two ordinances that were approved by the Newark City Council council to sweeten the deal for the corporate giant and stand out among other locations vying for Amazon’s so-called HQ2.

“The City Council has brought Newark a ...

What's Next For Newark's Little Theatre? New Owners Consider Options

NEWARK, NJ - The site of the historic Little Theatre has been bought by a management and development company that’s gaining a presence in the city. 

Paramount Assets about two weeks ago bought the property that includes the four-story office building adjacent to the theater and the former Broad Street Cafe, the company announced. The company is still considering what to do with the ...

Festival of the Sea at St. Francis in Brant Beach August 8-12

July 15, 2018

BRANT BEACH - Everyone enjoys the excitement of a summer carnival.  It brings out the child in all of us.  Since 1975, St. Francis of Assisi Parish has been hosting the Festival of the Sea Carnival, annually.   The Festival of the Sea begins Wednesday, August 8, and continues through Sunday, August 12. The carnival will be open nightly (weather permitting) from 6:00 to ...

Presbyterian Church Steeple, a Roxbury Landmark, Gets Overdue Attention

ROXBURY, NJ - The long-sought restoration of the iconic, but decaying steeple atop the First Presbyterian Church of Succasunna is underway.

Using a massive hydraulic boom lift, workers from Main Street Custom Homes and Remodeling of Succasunna, got a close-up look today at the 165-year-old structure. The company, headquartered a few doors away, is volunteering the project management ...

Interfaith Vigil of Solidarity, Justice, Compassion, and Equity in Bloomfield Sunday

BLOOMFIELD, NJ - The clergy and congregations of several Bloomfield houses of worship will be gathering on Sunday June 24 at 6 p.m. in a prayer vigil against separation of children from parents at the U.S. - Mexico border. 

The event "Defending the Sanctuary of The Family, An Interfaith Vigil of Solidarity, Justice, Compassion, and Equity with Immigrant ...

Missing Cat in Bloomfield: Have You Seen 'Garbage'

July 6, 2018

BLOOMFIELD. NJ - 'Garbage; has gone missing from her home on Berkeley Ave and needs your help.

Garbage, also known as 'Garbarb' was last scene on the morning of July 5. She is an indoor cat and is probably very frightened as she has never been outdoors. 

Anyone with information or sightings is asked to call 646-236-7505 or 917-881-9754.

Dog Park Opens at Hilltop Reservation

NORTH CALDWELL, NJ - The new Off-Leash Dog Park in the Essex County Hilltop Reservation in North Caldwell opened on Friday, becoming the fourth dog park in Essex County parks.  

"We are happy that residents are now able to take advantage of this dog park. It's another example of the great recreation facilities that are provide by our County Executive," Verona Mayor Kevin ...

Montclair Township Animal Shelter Reopens

MONTCLAIR, NJ - After a fire swept through the dog run of the Montclair Township Animal Shelter nearly two years ago, Montclair officials commemorated a reopening of the facility with a ribbon-cutting ceremony.

On Wednesday, the Township of Montclair, Friends of the Township of Montclair Animal Shelter and employees, welcomed the public to the ribbon cutting ceremony. The re-opening ...

Nutley’s Bark For Life Raises Funds for American Cancer Society

NUTLEY, NJ - It was a dog day afternoon as American Cancer Society held its second Bark For Life of Nutley on Sunday, June 3, at Memorial Park on Vreeland Avenue.
 
Bark For Life is a noncompetitive walk event for dogs and their owners to raise funds and awareness for American Cancer Society's ongoing fight against cancer.  The event was organized once again by Brenda Sherman, who ...

Nutley Board of Education members Kline, Balsamo, Russo file for Reelection with County Clerk

July 3, 2018

NUTLEY, NJ - Ryan Kline, Sal Balsamo, and Debbie Russo filed petitions with Essex County Clerk Chris Durkin to seek reelection on the Nutley Board of Education

All three candidates are excited about the strides the district has been making and would like to continue working together to help push the district forward.  

 

 

NJ 11th for Change Endorses Mikie Sherrill for Congress

MONTCLAIR, NJ - NJ 11th for Change endorsed Mikie Sherrill for the U.S. House of Representatives seat in the 11th Congressional District of New Jersey. The group advocates for transparency in government. In a statement, NJ 11th for Change endorsed Sherrill because of her i) transparency, accountability and responsiveness with constituents; ii) clear positions reflecting the 11th ...

Randolph Girl Scout Raises Awareness of Chewing Gum Litter Dangers

July 8, 2018

RANDOLPH, NJ -  This summer, 8th grade Girl Scout Juliana Puttre plans to raise awareness for chewing gum litter -- which endangers animals, the environment and local property -- through added signage at Freedom and Brundage Parks.

For her Girl Scout Silver Award project, Puttre needed to find a problem to solve that helped the community in the process. Over the past few months, she ...

Why it’s Getting Harder to Get Garbage and Recycling Picked Up in Westfield

WESTFIELD, NJ – Changes in the recycling industry have trickled down to Westfield. 

In June, the town announced that household recyclables will be subjected to stricter guidelines to qualify for curbside — no more shredded paper or plastic bags. 

“Our vendor, Giordano Company, is also moving toward the elimination of plastic types #3-#7 as recyclable items, but ...

From the Banks of the Raritan, Rutgers Honors Efforts to Sustain River

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Debbie Mans has spent her career fighting to protect New Jersey waterways and the state’s environment. Last February she was appointed deputy director of the state Department of Environmental Protection.

Earlier this month, at the Sustainable Raritan River Awards at Rutgers University, Mans received the Leadership award to recognize her years of work.

“Debbie ...

Newark's Lincoln Park Sustainable Health & Wellness Initiative Celebrates 5 Years at Annual Music Festival

July 14, 2018

The 13th Annual Lincoln Park Music Festival is expected to draw more than 50,000 attendees to Newark’s Lincoln Park for a three-day festival featuring jazz, gospel, house and hip-hop beginning July 27th.

But the festival is not just about the music.

For the fifth year in a row, the festival will feature a Sustainable Health and Wellness Village (SHWV) that will offer free health ...

Sports, Medicine, and the Opioid Crisis at Yogi Berra Museum July 21

LITTLE FALLS NJ - The Yogi Berra Museum and Learning Center will host an in-depth conversation about the national opioid crisis on July 21. The event will run from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. 

Dr. Robert L. Johnson, Dean of Rutgers New Jersey Medical School will lead the conversation about opioids and sports with a question and answer period to follow. 

There will also be a presentation ...

Geoffrey the Giraffe Moves In To New Brunswick Children's Hospital

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Over a stretch of nearly 70 years, Geoffrey the Giraffe at Toys R Us stores was the symbol of happy times for generations of children, and now he may provide those same feelings for children coming to a hospital.

"From this day forward, Geoffrey stands tall in our lobby to encourage our smallest patients to smile when they enter our facilities," said John ...

20th Time In The Meadowlands Pace Is The Charm For Miller

July 15, 2018

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — David Miller flashed a wide smile as he guided Courtly Choice to the winner’s circle after winning the $701,830 Crawford Farms Meadowlands Pace.

The monkey was off the Hall of Famer’s back. After 19 failed efforts, Miller finally owned a victory in the Meadowlands Racetrack’s signature event for 3-year-olds.

Courtly Choice rallied to win the ...

Slide Show: Side Saddle At the USET

BEDMINSTER TWP., N.J. — The backdrop of historic Hamilton Farm was appropriate for a horse show that was reminiscent of a time long ago.

All the classes in the show on July 14 were ridden in side saddles. The show followed three days of Camp Leaping Horn where riders learned from top clinicians from around the world. The classes included modern as well as historic attired for ladies. On ...

Haskell Invitations Out, Triple Crown Champion, Justify Is Not On The List

OCEANPORT, N.J. — Forty-four 3-year-olds were extended invitations to the $1 million betfair.com Haskell Invitational on Sunday, July 29, at Monmouth Park. Triple Crown winner, Justify is not on the list.

On July 10, Justify’s connections announced that the colt’s training was put on hold with Trainer Bob Baffert saying there was intermittent swelling in one ...

Summer Care for Perennial Gardens

July 2, 2018

Keep your perennial gardens looking their best throughout the hot summer months with a bit of midsummer grooming and care. Investing time midseason means you’ll be enjoying beautiful gardens now through the end of the growing season.

Start by deadheading, removing faded flowers, to improve the plants’ overall appearance. It won’t extend bloom time on all perennials, but will ...

Harvesting, Storing and Preserving Herbs from the Garden

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - Enjoy herbs all year round. Harvest herbs now for garden-fresh meals and preserve a few for the winter ahead.

Snip a few leaves or leaf-covered stems as needed. For the same intensity of flavor, you generally need two to three times more fresh herbs than dried except for Rosemary which has an equally strong flavor fresh or dried. Continue harvesting herbs as needed ...

Celebrate 2018 with Four Garden Honorees

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - It’s a year-long celebration of flavor and beauty as we honor and grow the beet, coreopsis, calibrachoa and tulip. The National Garden Bureau (NGB) has declared 2018 the year of these garden mainstays. This non-profit’s goal is to inspire you to grow these and more plants in your gardens at home and work.

The celebration starts with the tulip, a symbol of ...

Grand Jury Indicts Owner, Wife & Associates of Smiles II Go-Go Bar in Roxbury

July 14, 2018

ROXBURY, NJ - Two years after they were arrested, the owners of the Smiles II go-go bar in Ledgewood, and seven associates, were indicted this week by a state grand jury, officials said today.

Attorney General Gurbir Grewal today said the grand jury asserted Kevin Lipka, 63, of Livingston, the owner of the closed establishment, his wife, Shelly, 62, and the ...

Women's Prison Guard Guilty on Sex Charges

FLEMINGTON, NJ – Another state corrections officer has pled guilty to charges related to sexual behavior at Edna Mahan women’s prison.

The prison, located in Union Township, is the state’s only women’s prison.

Ahnwar Dixon, who worked as a Senior Corrections Officer at the prison, pled guilty to three counts of second-degree official misconduct related to his job at ...

Former Bloomfield Councilman Elias Chalet Sentenced to 5 Years in Prison

NEWARK, NJ - Former Bloomfield Councilman Elias Chalet was sentenced to five years in prison today. He will be eligible for parole after serving two years. 

Chalet was indicted by a grand jury on January 29, 2016 for allegedly soliciting a $15,000 bribe. At the time, he was formally accused of promising a business owner that he would use his place on the Bloomfield ...

Two New Nutley Businesses Prove 'Main Street Locations are in Demand in North Jersey

July 2, 2018

NUTLEY, NJ - Two recently signed leases in Nutley prove that demand for 'main street' locations remains strong in Northern New Jersey. Good Vibes Yoga & Kombucha Bar and Mathnasium both signed leases for spaces on Franklin Ave, the main street, in the Essex County township.

David Townes, a Cushman & Wakefield retail broker worked on behalf of ...

Newark clergy call for action on Essex County foreclosure crisis

NEWARK, NJ - Prominent members of Newark's African-American clergy community converged at an Essex County government hearing to argue that additional measures are needed to find some relief for local homeowners facing foreclosure. 

"This is a crisis of epidemic proportion in our particular county," said the Rev. Ronald Slaughter, the pastor of St. James AME Church in Newark, ...

Festival of the Sea at St. Francis in Brant Beach August 8-12

July 15, 2018

BRANT BEACH - Everyone enjoys the excitement of a summer carnival.  It brings out the child in all of us.  Since 1975, St. Francis of Assisi Parish has been hosting the Festival of the Sea Carnival, annually.   The Festival of the Sea begins Wednesday, August 8, and continues through Sunday, August 12. The carnival will be open nightly (weather permitting) from 6:00 to ...

Westfield to Hold 3-Day ‘AddamsFest’ Celebrating Charles Addams and His Creations This Fall

WESTFIELD, NJ — It’s creepy. It’s kooky. And it’s taking over Westfield from Oct 26 to 28. AddamsFest, a town-wide celebration honoring Westfield native Charles Addams and his most famous creations, The Addams Family, will be a destination event this fall with family-friendly activities, lectures, exhibits and film screenings, the town announced Thursday.

Watch the ...

Zip Line Adventure Park Coming to Morris County

ROXBURY, NJ - Two parcels of land totaling 48 acres have been approved for a zip line adventure park which will be located at Mount Arlington Road and Rt. 46 in the Ledgewood section of Roxbury township.  Flagstaff Extreme LLC is the buyer and the owner of an extreme adventure course located in Flagstaff, AZ.  The company has similar parks throughout the mid-west and has been ...

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National Weather Service Issues Heat Advisory Through 6 p.m. Tuesday July 17

July 16, 2018

NEW YORK, NY, - The National Weather Service issued a 'Heat Advisory' this morning for Bergen, Passaic, Essex, Union and Hudson Counties in New Jersey. The heat advisory will remain in effect from noon Monday July 16 until 6 p.m. Tuesday July 17.

Extreme heat can cause illness and death among at- risk population who cannot stay cool. The heat and humidity may cause heat stress during ...

Essex County Senior Farmers Market Voucher Program comes to Nutley August 12

The Nutley Farmers Market is pleased to announce that the 2018 Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program Vouchers will be made available for ONE DAY ONLY at the Nutley Farmers Market on Sunday, August 12th, between the hours of 10:00am and 2:00pm. 

The Essex County Division of Senior Services will be on site to distribute $25.00 worth of vouchers (in $5.00 increments) to eligible seniors.

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Tue, July 17, 2:00 PM

Montclair Public Library, Montclair

Rizzo’s Wildlife Discovery

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Tue, July 17, 5:00 PM

Caldwell University Alumni Theater, Caldwell

Public Invited to Essex County Opioid Use ...

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Montclair Public Library, Montclair

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Paterson Board of Education , Paterson

Teacher Job Fair

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Wed, July 18, 7:00 PM

Hospital Conference Room 2 (Ground Floor), Glen Ridge

Becoming a Parent

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Ralph Lauren Signs Lease at Prism's On3 Redevelopment of Roche Campus in Nutley

July 4, 2018

NUTLEY, NJ - Eugene Diaz of Prism announced that Ralph Lauren signed the lease for a building at On3. The announcement was made at the July 3 Nutley Board of Commissioners Meeting. 

Ralph Lauren is expected to create 225 jobs in Nutley. The company will occupy 225,000 sq. feet of an existing building. 

In November of 2017, the New Jersey Economic Development Authority ...

World Economic Forum Declares Nutley's Modern Meadow 'Technology Pioneer'

NUTLEY, NJ - The World Economic Forum announced Nutley based Modern Meadow as one of the world's 61 most promising Technology Pioneers for 2018. Hundreds of companies were considered before the final list of 61 was announced.  Modern Meadow is a biofabrication company using collagen to create bioleather materials.

The World Economic Forum’s Technology Pioneers ...

Newark May Get a Boost From Investors with New Federal Program

July 17, 2018

NEWARK, NJ - Newark could soon see a boost in long-term investments due to federal legislation that created certain tax exemptions for private investors.

In April, the federal treasury department approved low-income Opportunity Zones in 75 municipalities throughout New Jersey that were nominated by Gov. Phil Murphy. Thirteen of those zones are designated in Newark.

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Ironbound Residents Plea for Parking at Zoning Board Meeting

NEWARK, NJ - The city zoning board of adjustment yesterday approved variances for one of three new residential Ironbound developments despite a group of residents voicing concerns over parking.

The board approved variances for YK Group Development Consulting, based in Newark and Lakewood, to build a four-story 28-residential unit development at 526-532 Mulberry St. with 16 on-site parking ...

Got Mint? Bayonne Police Charge Man with Stealing $1,000 in Toothpaste

July 16, 2018

BAYONNE, NJ – The case of a near lifetime supply of toothpaste that was taken from a Bayonne pharmacy has been solved.

Marcos Baez, 40, of Isabella Avenue, was charged with four counts of shoplifting after police identified him as the person responsible for stealing more than $1,000 worth of toothpaste, according to a police release.

Police were called to the Rite Aid at 12-16 North ...

NFL's Malcolm Jenkins Films TV Pilot Scenes in Piscataway Park with Neighborhood Children

PISCATAWAY, NJ -- Lights. Camera. Action.

Malcolm Jenkins was back in Piscataway on Thursday as he was filming for a brand-new home renovation television show. The show, which currently doesn’t have a name, will air on CBS Sports this fall. It involves sports stars and a segment takes the players back to places in their hometown.

One of the areas Jenkins stopped by was Hazelwood Park, ...

Belmar: Hub of Fun from Dawn to Dusk on July 18

July 15, 2018

BELMAR, NJ — From sandcastles to classic cars, Belmar will be hosting two marquee events on Wednesday, July 18.

While the 32nd Annual New Jersey Sandcastle Contest will converge upon the beachfront during the day, Belmar Cruise Night will move onto Main Street in the evening. Here’s a look at each destination event.

Sandcastle Contest: Begins at 8 a.m. at 18th Avenue ...

Festival of the Sea at St. Francis in Brant Beach August 8-12

BRANT BEACH - Everyone enjoys the excitement of a summer carnival.  It brings out the child in all of us.  Since 1975, St. Francis of Assisi Parish has been hosting the Festival of the Sea Carnival, annually.   The Festival of the Sea begins Wednesday, August 8, and continues through Sunday, August 12. The carnival will be open nightly (weather permitting) from 6:00 to ...

Nutley High School's Maroon and Gray June Issue Published

June 28, 2018

NUTLEY, NJ - The June issue of Nutley High School's 'Maroon and Gray' is now available for the entire Nutley community to read. 

2018 marks 100 years of journalism at NHS. Student journalism began in 1918 with the publication of The Attic, then the Gauntlet and finally a number of versions of the Maroon and Gray, that we have come to know today.

According to journalism ...

The 2017-2018 Nutley Public School's Academic Year Comes to a Close

Dear Nutley Parents, Staff and Community,

It is hard to believe that this school year comes to a close today. It has been quite a year: rewarding, exciting and challenging. Our students learned and developed throughout the year, guided by our dedicated and talented staff.

Nutley High School implemented the Rotating Drop Schedule this September, offering students more opportunities and a ...

August 2018 Programs at the Nutley Public Library

Wednesday, August 1 at 10:30 a.m. – STEAM Story Time:  Counting and Measuring – Ages 2-6.  2:00 p.m. Minecraft Meet-up – Grades 2-6.

Wednesday – Friday – August 1-3 and Monday-Friday August 6-10 at 1:00 p.m. – 2-D Video Game Design – Do you love classic video arcade games?  Then learn to ...

Rock Painting for Adults Program at Nutley Public Library Aug 4

Have a fun and creative experience painting your own kindness rock and listening to rock music, in celebration of the 2018 Summer Reading Program,

 Libraries Rock! The Kindness Rock Project is a nationwide movement which encourages people to leave rocks painted with inspiring messages along the path of life.

Feel free to enjoy your rock at home, in your garden, or share it with ...

The Art Association of Rutherford Exhibits at the Nutley Public Library

Enjoy an exhibit of new works by members of The Art Association of Rutherford in the gallery of the Nutley Public Library during the months of July and August. Acrylic, oil and watercolor paintings as well photography, pastels and drawings by these talented artists will be featured. Meet the artists at a reception on Saturday, August 18th from       2 pm – ...

Nutley Police Department Blotter July 6 to 13, 2018

July 14, 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 regarding any crimes ...

5 Questions To Ask If Someone You Know Expresses Suicidal Ideation

I served two of my 20 years in mental health as a psychiatric screener for a major New Jersey hospital where I gained experience and insight too valuable to not share with as many people as I can. In those two years I interviewed many people in the throes of anxiety, depression, and suicidality. Our lives intersected on their worst day, and my charge was to discern if they met the legal ...

The Deaths of Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain Remind Us Hopelessness Disregards Wealth and Fame

When Anthony Bourdain died by suicide three days after Kate Spade, I read social media grumblings by people insulted the rich and famous would choose to “leave it all behind,” and I was reminded we often confuse affording anything with having everything. Perhaps we believe money and fame overpowers loss and hopelessness, when in truth, hopelessness shrugs at fame, and spits in the ...

Nutley Baseball Camp Continues Through July, 'Walk Up Registration" Welcome

Commissioner Mauro G. Tucci is pleased to announce the addition of Tom Gargiulo’s Summer Baseball Leadership Camp to the Parks and Recreation Department’s line up of summer activities.  The skills involved in baseball are shared through the extensive training of experienced ball players.

Lots of camps help young people to learn the basics of baseball like hitting, catching, ...

Nutley Baseball Camp offers Top Quality Experience for Children

The best baseball camps in New Jersey are considered by some young players and their parents to be the first step on the way to molding superior athletes.  Commissioner Mauro G. Tucci is pleased to announce the addition of Tom Gargiulo’s Summer Baseball Leadership Camp to the Parks and Recreation Department’s line up of summer activities.  The skills involved in baseball are ...

Fall Festival In The Park Slated For September 30

NUTLEY, NJ - Commissioner Mauro G. Tucci and the Nutley Department of Parks and Recreation will proudly host “Nutley’s Fall Festival In The Park” on September 30, 2018 from 11 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. This festival will be filled with exciting retail vendors, food trucks, activities and events for the entire family.  This event will be held in Memorial Park I (the Mud Hole) ...

The Jaffe Briefing - July 17, 2018

CAPE MAY - Call it a slow news day, nationwide, as the story of a lost dog somehow hit all the news wires. The pug named "Bean" escaped its owner's rental house over the weekend and wandered around backyards before police scooped it up on New Jersey Avenue. Cape May cops, likely not overrun with rampant crime from the bed-and-breakfast set, had plenty of time to post the ...

Bringing Affordable Housing to New Jersey

July 5, 2018

It is no secret that the cost of living in New Jersey is among the highest in the nation. Coupled with a severe shortage of affordable housing, many of our residents struggle every day to make ends meet. The state would have to provide at least 155,000 new units of affordable housing by 2025 to meet the need for more housing.

Municipalities have not received guidance on how to create and ...

America's Celebrated Evolving Journey

This Fourth of July, the United States of America will celebrate its 242nd birthday since the signing of the Declaration of Independence.  Our Nation was conceived in liberty at its core. Together we the people, with ancestors from every part of the world, continue the struggle to live by its founding noble principles.  Namely that, “We hold these truths to be ...

The Power of Positive Engagement

To the Editor:

I wanted to share this letter from Laurie Beacham, Media Director for NJ 11th for Change, about the notable increase in voter turnout and citizens deciding to run in the recent primary election:

"The 11th Congressional District has a lot to be proud of. In the June 5th primaries, voter turnout climbed from almost 33,000 in 2014 to over 86,000. Democratic ...

5 Simple Ways to Save Water this Summer

July 16, 2018

According to the L.A. Times, the average American uses an estimated 98 gallons of water EACH day.  

Here are five simple ways you can save water, to help you conserve water this summer and take some pressure off of your drains.

1. Unless you are using it, turn the faucet off. How many of us still leave the water running while we shave or brush our teeth?According to ...

A permanent New Jersey corporate tax hike would be a giant step backward

What Gov. Phil Murphy and the State Legislature call “investments” in our state’s future, New Jersey businesses see as runaway spending and a return to the tax-and-spend politics of the past that once made our economy one of the most non-productive in America.  

With the business community just starting to make real progress, the tax hikes they are proposing for the ...

Murphy Administration Takes Action to Help Smokers Quit

July 16, 2018

Eliminates Prior Approval for Medicaid Tobacco Cessation Medications; Counseling Options to be Expanded

July 16, 2018

(TRENTON) – The Murphy administration on Monday announced new steps to help New Jersey Medicaid recipients quit using tobacco by making it easier to receive tobacco cessation medications and counseling.

“Tobacco use is the leading preventable cause of death ...

“THE GARDEN PARTY” BENEFIT SET FOR SEPTEMBER 23

NUTLEY, NJ – The Mountsier-Hardie Garden will host The Garden Party on Sunday, September 23, 2018 from 4:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. to benefit the Nutley Family Service Bureau. The party featuring: food from Corso 98, Pig & Prince, and other top chefs in the region, local wine tasting, and an eclectic mix of jazz, classical, and contemporary music set in New Jersey’s premier ...

3 Nutley Teens Earn Coveted Spots in Paper Mill Playhouse's Summer Musical Theater Conservatory

(Millburn, NJ) Paper Mill Playhouse, (Mark S. Hoebee-Producing Artistic Director) recipient of the 2016 Tony Award for Regional Theatre, has selected 115 students to be a part of the theater’s prestigious Summer Musical Theatre Conservatory for 2018. From Nutley, Valeria Flores, Wesley Gardner and Luke Surretsky have earned 3 of these coveted spots in Paper Mill Playhouse's ...

Lucia, Lucia by Adriani Trigiani

Lucia, Lucia by Adriana Trigiani (Ballentine Books, 2003)

 

If a summer romance novel is what you are craving to read as you sit by the pool or beach, Adriana Trigiani's Lucia, Lucia is a perfect choice. Set in 1950 New York City, the novel is about a young woman, Lucia Sartori, who is determined to have a career and be able to support herself, an unusual choice for a girl who was ...

The Anatomy of Escape by Mike Blue

The Anatomy of Escape: An Unconventional Adventure by Mike Blue (Available on Amazon)

 

Imagine that you could just say, “Chuck it,” and walk away from the bonds that keep you tied to what Mike Blue, author of The Anatomy of Escape: An Unconventional Adventure, defines as the restrictive Work-Consume-Die cycle. To most of us, becoming what Blue terms “a ...

The Death of Koko the Gorilla

Koko's Kitten, Koko's Story, The Eduction of Koko all by Dr. Francine Patterson

 

Last night when I heard about the death of Koko, the lowland gorilla who was educated to communicate through American Sign Language by Dr. Francine Patterson, I went numb with grief. I have followed the life of Koko, her two gorilla companions, Michael and Ndume, as well as Dr. Patterson for forty ...

Obituaries

Jun 10, 1983 - Jun 17, 2018
Ryan M. Lucas, 35 Proud Marine Veteran and Nutley Firefighter Ryan M. Lucas, a lifelong ...
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Sep 4, 1943 - Jun 10, 2018
William “Bill” Tangorra, 74, of Grand Rapids, Michigan passed away Sunday June 10, ...
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