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Essex County Passes Resolution Proposed by Freeholder Toro of Bloomfield To Encourage Vendors To Hire Locally

December 13, 2017

NEWARK, NJ – During an Essex County Board of Chosen Freeholders Board meeting at Maplewood Town Hall  the Essex County Board of Chosen Freeholders passed a Resolution “Establishing The County Of Essex Aspirational Goal Initiative To Increase The Participation Of A Diverse And Qualified Essex County Workforce In County Projects.”

Amid new reports from the New York ...

Ice Hockey: Nutley-Columbia Falls to 0-4 in West Essex’s First Season Victory

WEST ORANGE, NJ – Nutley-Columbia Ice Hockey Coach Andrew Surowiec says his team needs to start playing as hard in their games as they do in their practices.

“At the practices, they’re working their butts off and there’s a lot of competition, but then we get to the games and it seems like something is missing,” the coach told TAPinto Nutley after his team recorded ...

Back to the Drawing Board to Solve Problem of the Shrinking Classroom in Nutley

NUTLEY, NJ - Nutley voters voted down a school construction bond referendum that would have solved the problem of the "shrinking classroom" throughout the district. The plan would have added new space to two elementary schools, the middle school and high school.

“The community has spoken and we are all better for the dialogue, process and the engagement of so many,” ...

Sports Teams May Build Hockey and Soccer Venues Next To Belmont Park

The cat's out of the bag! Rumors about all the space surrounding Belmont Park that have been circulating around Nassau and Suffolk counties for years have been put on the table.

The New York Islanders National Hockey League Team and the New York City Football Club, a professional soccer team, laid out their plans for a new 18,000-seat indoor arena for hockey and a 26,000-seat for soccer at ...

Rutgers to raise minimum wage to $11 an hour for student workers

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rutgers University will be raising the campus-wide minimum wage to $11 an hour, university president Robert Barchi announced in a campus-wide email on December 11.

The move comes as a partial victory for the local labor rights group, Rutgers United Students Against Sweatshops​ (RUSAS)​, wh​ich ha​s​ been campaigning for a $15 minimum wage.

Right now, the ...

Nutley Public Schools Construction Bond Referendum Discussed at Board of Commissioners Meeting

December 11, 2017

NUTLEY, NJ - Residents question Nutley Board of Education’s referendum during public comment at Tuesday, Dec. 5, Board of Commissioners open meeting. Members of the Board of Education including Superintendent Julie Glazer, BOE president Daniel Carnicella, Salvatore Balsamo, Lisa Danchak-Martin and Brenda Sherman were present for the meeting.

Amy Celento expressed her concern ...

Bill to Allow Termination of Car Leases Upon Death of Lessee Clears Assembly

TRENTON, NJ - The full Assembly on Thursday unanimously approved legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Pamela Lampitt, Raj Mukherji, Jamel Holley and Joe Danielsen to allow the termination of a car lease if the lessee passes away.

“When someone dies before the end of their lease agreement, grieving family members are unfortunately left to worry about paying the remaining ...

Free Parking in Nutley for the 2017 Shop Local Season December 11 to 25

NUTLEY, NJ - The Nutley Board of Commissioners passed a resolution at the December 5 meeting to "allow ample time for residents to take the opportunity to leisurely walk and "Shop Nutley First." There will be free two hour metered parking from December 11 to 25 throughout the township. 

The resolution was introduced by Mayor Dr. Jospeh P. Scarpelli and approved by ...

Back to the Drawing Board to Solve Problem of the Shrinking Classroom in Nutley

December 12, 2017

NUTLEY, NJ - Nutley voters voted down a school construction bond referendum that would have solved the problem of the "shrinking classroom" throughout the district. The plan would have added new space to two elementary schools, the middle school and high school.

“The community has spoken and we are all better for the dialogue, process and the engagement of so many,” ...

Nutley High School Juniors: PSAT/NMSQT Scores Available Tuesday

NUTLEY, NJ - PSAT/NMSQT scores will be available for Nutley High School Juniors on Tuesday December 12 on the CollegeBoard.org website. 

Nutley Public Schools Construction Bond Referendum Discussed at Board of Commissioners Meeting

NUTLEY, NJ - Residents question Nutley Board of Education’s referendum during public comment at Tuesday, Dec. 5, Board of Commissioners open meeting. Members of the Board of Education including Superintendent Julie Glazer, BOE president Daniel Carnicella, Salvatore Balsamo, Lisa Danchak-Martin and Brenda Sherman were present for the meeting.

Amy Celento expressed her concern ...

Nutley’s Franklin Reformed Church tree makes full circle at Annual Tree Lighting at the Oval

December 12, 2017

NUTLEY, NJ - Nutley held their annual holiday tree lighting in the Oval last Sunday, Dec. 3 hosted by Mayor Joseph P. Scarpelli and the board of commissioners. Over 4,000 residents attended the event held on Franklin Avenue.

The festivities began at 5:30 p.m. in the auditorium of John H. Walker middle school. Performances included JWMS Concert Choir, JWMS Jazz Band, Nutley High ...

Stephen Colbert & Samantha Bee Bring Laughs to Thousands at Sold Out Event

NEWARK, NJ - Stephen Colbert, host of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, hosted a lively on stage tete’ a’ tete’ with Samantha Bee, host of Full Frontal. The private conversation also included a sold out crowd of
art supporters.

Entitled ‘Sad! A Happy Evening with Stephen Colbert and Samantha Bee,’ this was the 7th annual fundraiser for Montclair ...

More than 4,000 Attend Nutley's Annual Tree Lighting at the Oval

NUTLEY, NJ - More than 4,000 people gathered on Franklin Avenue and on the lawn and steps of John H. Walker Middle School for the annual tree lighting and holiday celebration. 

Throngs of residents gathered under the super moon to enjoy music, roasted chestnuts, pretzels and fun at the annual event.

TAPinto Nutley will have full coverage of tonights event this week.

Happy ...

Ice Hockey: Nutley-Columbia Falls to 0-4 in West Essex’s First Season Victory

December 13, 2017

WEST ORANGE, NJ – Nutley-Columbia Ice Hockey Coach Andrew Surowiec says his team needs to start playing as hard in their games as they do in their practices.

“At the practices, they’re working their butts off and there’s a lot of competition, but then we get to the games and it seems like something is missing,” the coach told TAPinto Nutley after his team recorded ...

Sports Teams May Build Hockey and Soccer Venues Next To Belmont Park

The cat's out of the bag! Rumors about all the space surrounding Belmont Park that have been circulating around Nassau and Suffolk counties for years have been put on the table.

The New York Islanders National Hockey League Team and the New York City Football Club, a professional soccer team, laid out their plans for a new 18,000-seat indoor arena for hockey and a 26,000-seat for soccer at ...

Statewide Steroid Testing of High School Athletes Yields One Positive Result

ROBBINSVILLE, NJ – The results are in for NJSIAA’s 2016-17 random steroid testing program for New Jersey’s scholastic athletes. Of the 502 male and female student-athletes tested, one was found to be positive for any of 80 banned substances, including anabolic steroids. 

The athletes tested under the annual NJSIAA program – all of whom were drawn from teams that ...

Here's How To Help California Horsemen Impacted By Fires

December 10, 2017

DEL MAR, Calif. — The number of equine fatalities continues to grow from original estimates of 25, and the needs of human survivors for the simple everyday things of life grow even larger as a result of the fires that devastated San Diego County. California's horse industry.

Three major funds have been established to assist the surviving horses, their owners and the backstretch ...

Nutley Family Service Bureau to accept and distribute food donations at St. Paul's Church

NUTLEY, NJ - Due to upcoming redevelopment project at the 169 Chestnut Street Annex, NFSB has temporarily relocated its Food Pantry to St Paul's Congregational Church at 10 St. Paul's Place where food distribution continues and donations are gratefully accepted. Please visit http://www.nutleyfamily.org/food-pantry or call 973-542-8276 with questions.

Nutley Rotary Christmas for Farm Children Dec 2 at Luna Wood Fire Tavern

NUTLEY, NJ - The Rotary Club of Nutley will host a special lunch/dinner buffet at Luna Wood Fire Grill to benefit the children of a poverty stricken community in Upstate New York on Saturday December 2. Everyone is invited to join the Rotary at Luna for a free meal, and the opportunity to win a TV, participate in a 50/50 and more. 

For the past thirty two years, the ...

Decapitated Chickens found near entrance of Nutley Museum

December 8, 2017

NUTLEY, NJ - Two decapitated chickens were found in a bag on the lawn of the Nutley Museum Thursday afternoon. The discovery was made by Mike Slomkowski, Hospitality Coordinator for the Nutley Historical Society.

Slomkowski arrived at the museum at approximately 12:30 p.m. to prepare the museum for an event Thursday evening. At first thought he didn't think much of the bag ...

Bloomfield and Nutley Police Arrest Montclair Man in Connection with Multiple Burglaries

BLOOMFIELD, NJ - A Montclair man was arrested after breaking into the garage of an Essex County Sheriff's Officer in Bloomfield Wednesday night.

Timear Haley of Montclair broke in to a garage belonging to Theodore Brown of the Essex County Sheriff's Office at approximately 11 p.m. Wednesday night. Haley was riding his bike from Belleville to Montclair and went into the garage ...

Nutley Fire Department Issues Christmas Tree and Decoration Fires Advisory Notice

NUTLEY, NJ - In preparing for the upcoming holidays, Commissioner Alphonse Petracco and Fire Deputy Chief Paul Cafone advise of the following precautions to take to protect your family and your home. If you should have any questions, please do not hesitate to call the Fire department at 973-284-4936. Happy Holidays!

Christmas Tree and Decoration Fires

Although Christmas tree fires ...

Cookie-Palooza: Peanut Butter Snowballs Recipe

December 12, 2017

PISCATAWAY, NJ – Peanut Butter Snowballs are fun and easy to make. This delicious treat has become a holiday favorite in our house. Our little one loves to help make them for Santa on Christmas Eve. 

We like to use creamy peanut butter, but if you prefer more texture, use chunky peanut butter.

Prep Time: 15 mins. – Cook Time: 15 mins.

Servings: 3 – 4 dozen

2 ...

Famed chef Marcus Samuelsson officially opens new restaurant Marcus B&P in downtown Newark

Acclaimed celebrity chef Marcus Samuelsson knows what he wants and he knows how to get it.

He helped Harlem, long the hub of African-American culture, become happening again with a pair of successful restaurants that are contributing to the revitalization of the famed Manhattan neighborhood.

Samuelsson is rolling the dice by opening a new restaurant in Newark, now undergoing its own ...

The (m)eatery Grand Opening raises the bar of Nutley's culinary scene

NUTLEY, NJ - Christian Fusaro, Dennis Montgomery, and Sean Willis officially opened The (m)eatery on Harrison Street Sunday to much fanfare and many full stomachs. :Located in what was Bill-Tone's, the menu respects the traditions Nutley has come to love while brining something new to the community. 

As the name suggests, the (m)eatery is all about meat: house curated meats, meat ...

ALDI Voluntarily Recalls Choceur Dark Chocolate Bar Due to Undeclared Nut Allergen

BATAVIA, IL - ALDI has voluntarily recalled Choceur Dark Chocolate Bars as a precautionary measure due to the potential presence of almond pieces not listed on packaging.

ALDI has removed the affected product from its stores. The affected product is a 5.29 oz. chocolate bar with brown and red wrapping. The best-by date is July 24, 2018, with the following UPC code: 4149817964.

The ...

Women’s Networking and Referral Group Celebrates the Holidays in Nutley

December 12, 2017

Twenty-two members of the Nutley Women’s Networking Group gathered at Mamma Vittoria November 28, for their annual Holiday Soiree’. Member Nella Cicchino hosted the women at her catering establishment at 160 Franklin Ave.

The networking and referral group welcomes women with an entrepreneurial spirit to join and share their secrets of success. The group meets monthly to learn what ...

AAA December 11 Survey: New Jersey gas prices drop three cents

FLORHAM PARK, NJ - AAA's December survey of gasoline prices shows a three cents per gallon drop in the Garden State. 

The current average price of a gallon of gasoline is $2.51, down from $2.54 a week ago. Today’s average price is eight cents cheaper than a month ago ($2.59), but 19 cents higher than this same date last year ($2.32). The current national average to be $2.46, ...

TAPinto Nutley reaches 1800 Facebook likes

NUTLEY, NJ - TAPinto Nutley just reached 1800 Facebook likes. 

 TAPintoNutley.net is an online newspaper serving the Township of Nutley. TAPintoNutley.net is accredited by the New Jersey Press Association, and is the only locally owned news organization serving the community. Sign up for our FREE daily eNews and follow us on Facebook and Twitter ...

Vincent Church Mitten Tree accepting donations Monday through Friday in Nutley

December 12, 2017

NUTLEY, NJ - In the spirit of Christmas, the VUMC Missions Commission has put up the Mitten Tree in the front foyer of the church and is inviting people to bring mittens, hats, gloves, scarves, and other winter weather items to put on it

The items will be donated to local organizations for distribution to people in need.  They can be dropped off at the church from Monday to Friday ...

Join for a Grand Hanukkah celebration and menorah lighting, December 17

Join us for a grand community-wide Chanukah

Celebration,

 

followed by the lighting of Montclair’s tallest

Menorah!

Featuring an exciting magic show, balloon twisting, music &

 

dancing, Sizzling Latkes, doughnuts and Chocolate Gelt.

4:30 PM - Chanukah Celebration, at the Hinck Building Atrium

 

(outside the Bow Tie Claridge ...

Temple Ner Tamid's Hanukkah Extravaganza is Dec. 16

BLOOMFIELD, NJ - The community is invited to join Temple Ner Tamid on Saturday, December 16 at 5pm to celebrate Hanukkah, the Festival of Lights , with a special candle-lighting plus happy songs, original stories and fun for the whole family. 

Bring your own family menorah for the communal lighting and join in the festivities with friends and family.  (Of course, ...

Senate Bill Would End NJSPCA's Powers To Enforce Animal Cruelty Laws

December 12, 2017

A bill that would remove the law enforcement powers of the New Jersey Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (NJSPCA) will be up for a vote on Dec. 14 before the state Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee.

Bill S3558, sponsored by Senator Ray Lesniak, Democrat from Union County, would call for the creation of a county prosecutor animal cruelty task force in each county, and for ...

Rescue Dog Flies to New Jersey for Surgery and to Seek New Year’s Home

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ – A 7-month-old rescue dog will earn his wings this Sunday as Home for Good Dog Rescue flies him to Morristown for a surgical procedure that will save his leg from amputation.

Kingsley, a purebred English Springer Spaniel, and 15 other dogs from Home for Good Dog Rescue’s Aiken, SC rescue facility will board the plane of New Jersey pilot Thomas Callahan to land ...

125 Feral Cats Vaccinated and Released in Bloomfield This Year

BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- 125 feral cats have been humanely neutered in 2017 by the Bloomfield Animal Shelter, which is operating with more resources and a renewed mission to Trap, Neuter, Vaccinate and Release (TNVR) based on the international Trap-Neuter-Return program popularized worldwide in the 1960s.

TNR, and TNVR involve humanely trapping feral cats, spaying or neutering them, vaccinating them ...

Community Comes Together To Rescue New York Horse Trapped in Cesspool

ISLIP TERRACE, N.Y. — An escaped horse got more than he bargained for when the ground beneath him gave way and he ended up in a water filled hole.

According to the Suffolk County Police:

Santino, owned by Angelo Buonomo, 67, of West Babylon, N.Y. escaped from his barn and wandered into a backyard on Nov. 30. While grazing, the 6-year-old quarter horse fell into a collapsed cesspool, ...

Essex Co. Exec Joe DiVincenzo launches 2018 re-election campaign with show of force 

December 12, 2017

In a show of force intended to dissuade potential primary challengers, Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo announced his re-election campaign amid a sea of supporters from Washington, D.C. to Trenton, from Newark City Hall to the outer reaches of West Essex.

"Essex County has never been this strong, not only here, but throughout the state of New Jersey," said DiVincenzo as ...

Joseph N DiVincenzo Jr to Kick Off Re-Election Campaign for Essex County Executive

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ - Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. will kick off his re-election campaign for Essex County Executive on Monday at Essex County Veterans Memorial Park in Newark. DiVincenzo on Monday. He will be seeking his fifth term as Essex County Executive.

U.S. Senators Robert Menendez and Cory Booker, Congressman Donald Payne, Governor-Elect Phil Murphy, Lt. Governor-Elect Sheila ...

Nutley Citizens fund marketing materials for Dec 12 School Bond Referendum

NUTLEY, NJ - Nutley Now Referendum 2017 Committee members went into their own pockets to pay for the lawn signs that showing up across the township.

“We understand that there is a population of the community which supports the referendum and a population opposed to it. Many community members attended the district’s Town Halls and, in October, attended community engagement ...

Seth Boyden Demonstration School’s Garden Recess Continues to Grow

December 8, 2017

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - Who says children don’t eat vegetables? Let kids pick their own collard greens, then blend the leaves with olive oil, garlic, sunflower seeds, and lemon juice. Voilà: pesto!  Blend kale with apples and berries for smoothies. Sauté collards and carrots with olive oil and salt for a tasty stir-fry.

Greens pesto, kale smoothies, stir-fry, ...

American Bald Eagle Making Comeback, Bird Expert Says

CEDAR GROVE/LITTLE FALLS, NJ - An American bald eagle was spotted at the Cedar Grove Reservoir this past month.

Adopted as the national bird symbol of the United States of America in 1782, the American bald eagle, also known as Haliaeetus Leucocephalus, was chosen for its majestic beauty, great strength, long life, and because it's native to North America. 

Local councilman ...

Essex County Environmental Center Announces December Events

Essex County, NJ – A variety of programs are being offered at the Essex County Environmental Center during the month of December that will teach children and adults about nature and help them gain a greater appreciation and understanding of our environment. Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. invites children and adults to visit the Environmental Center where they can ...

Panel shares Insights into the Issues of Substance Abuse at Nutley Educational Foundation Forum

December 6, 2017

NUTLEY, NJ - The Nutley Educational Forum with support of the Nutley Municipal Alliance/H.O.P.E., held its Fall Event “Mindfulness - A Path to Prevention of Substance Use Disorders” on December 4 in the Music Room at  John H. Walker Middle School. 

Foundation members greeted attendees who came to hear a panel of community speakers provide insight and ...

Join NEF Tonight for Mindfulness - A Path to Prevention of Substance Use Disorders

NUTLEY, NJ - Join NEF tonight December 4th for the Fall Event: A Nutley Community Forum on The Opioid Crisis

The Nutley Educational Foundation - NEF, with support of the Nutley Municipal Alliance/H.O.P.E., announces the NEF Fall Event “Mindfulness - A Path to Prevention of Substance Use Disorders”. 

This forum, focusing on the opioid crisis now ...

Essex County Sponsors “Night of Conversation” to Shine a Spotlight on Drug Addiction Tues. Dec. 5

BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- The Essex County “Night of Conversation” with take place at Bloomfield Middle School, 60 Huck Road, on Tuesday, December 5th, from 7:00 to 9:00 pm.

The Essex County Board of Chosen Freeholders and local advocates are teaming up to discuss the growing opiate crisis. Speakers will include Assemblywoman Mila Jasey (D-Maplewood) and Bloomfield resident and advocate ...

Sports Teams May Build Hockey and Soccer Venues Next To Belmont Park

December 12, 2017

The cat's out of the bag! Rumors about all the space surrounding Belmont Park that have been circulating around Nassau and Suffolk counties for years have been put on the table.

The New York Islanders National Hockey League Team and the New York City Football Club, a professional soccer team, laid out their plans for a new 18,000-seat indoor arena for hockey and a 26,000-seat for soccer at ...

Senate Bill Would End NJSPCA's Powers To Enforce Animal Cruelty Laws

A bill that would remove the law enforcement powers of the New Jersey Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (NJSPCA) will be up for a vote on Dec. 14 before the state Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee.

Bill S3558, sponsored by Senator Ray Lesniak, Democrat from Union County, would call for the creation of a county prosecutor animal cruelty task force in each county, and for ...

Collegiate Riding: Fabiano Earns SEC Rider Of the Month Honors

BLYTHEWOOD, S.C. — South Carolina equestrian's Lauren Fabiano was named the November SEC Rider of the Month for Equitation Over Fences, the league office announced today.

Fabiano, of Malvern, Pa. posted a 2-0 record and earned her third M.O.P honor of the season in the month.

Fabiano is the second Gamecock to be named an SEC Rider of the Month after Paisley Roberts was named SEC ...

Sights of the Season: It's a Charlie Brown Christmas on Bloomfield Avenue in Nutley

December 10, 2017

NUTLEY, NJ - Charlie Brown, Lucy, Snoopy, and Woodstock are wishing everyone a Very Merry Christmas on Bloomfield Avenue in Nutley. 

Brighten the Indoors with Colorful Amaryllis Blooms

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - Brighten those gray winter days with a few colorful, easy-care amaryllis. The 6- to 10-inch trumpet shaped blossoms are sure to generate a smile and brighten your mood. And consider sharing the fun of growing these beauties with friends and families. Watching the bulbs transform into beautiful blossoms is an experience everyone will enjoy – and it’s a gift that ...

Newark man pleads guilty to beating, sexually assaulting Rutgers student

December 5, 2017

NEW  BRUNSWICK, NJ - A Newark man pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting and severely beating a female Rutgers student and will spend up to 22 years behind bars, authorities announced on December 5.

At 3:30 a.m. on May 4, 2016, 39-year-old Newark resident Michael P. Knight followed the woman and attacked her near College Avenue and Seminary Place on the Rutgers-New Brunswick campus, ...

Nutley Resident Arrested and Charged in Massive Child Trafficking and Pornography Sting

TRENTON, NJ – Arrests have been made in a massive operation that stretched from New Jersey to California, that targeted sex offenders, and persons possessing child pornography was announced today by Attorney General Christopher S. Porrino.

Arrests of 79 child predators and child pornography offenders in “Operation Safety Net,” a nine-month, multi-agency child protection ...

Former Westfield Gymnastics Instructor Charged with Sexual Assault of Child

This story was updated at 4:10 p.m. with new information.

ELIZABETH, NJ — A former instructor is accused of sexually assaulting a 7-year-old student at Surgent’s Elite School of Gymnastics in Westfield over the course of more than six months, acting Union County Prosecutor Thomas K. Isenhour announced Wednesday.

Jorge Rodriguez, 34, formerly of Elizabeth and currently ...

Chinese firm buys One Newark Center

December 9, 2017

A Chinese investment and development firm has acquired one of Newark's most visible properties.

The sale of One Newark Center to Beijing Ideal Group—a joint-venture between an affiliate of The Praedium Group LLC and Mack-Cali Realty Corp.—was finalized Thursday, with investment management company JLL completing the acquisition of the 423,028-square-foot ...

$2.5 billion mixed-use project approved for Raritan River waterfront

SAYREVILLE, NJ -North American Properties (NAP), a privately-held, multi-regional real estate operating and development company with properties across the United States, recently announced “Riverton,” a 418-acre, shovel-ready waterfront redevelopment on the Raritan River, in a joint venture with New Jersey-based PGIM Real Estate.

In what is considered the largest mixed-use project ...

Chicken Coop Application Carried, Final Plans for Apartments by Builder Meka Approved by Nutley Zoning Board

NUTLEY, NJ - An application for a chicken coop and run at 178 Frank Street was reviewed by the Nutley Zoning Board of Adjustment at their public meeting November 13. The application will be heard again at the next scheduled meeting December 18.

Applicants Rosita and Enrique Nunez presented a letter describing a medical hardship as the reason for applying to construct the backyard coup for ...

Don't Miss These Garden State Holiday Light Delights

December 9, 2017

NEW JERSEY - There are so many fun, family-friendly holiday activities it’s hard to pack them all in. However, if you’re looking for something simple that’s a throwback to your own childhood, make time to see these fabulous light displays that really get folks in the holiday mood.

Jenkinson’s Sea of Lights - Summer isn’t the only time to hit the boardwalk in ...

Road Trip: Morristown's Gingerbread Wonderland Features 179 Edible Masterpieces 

MORRISTOWN, NJ - The 26th Annual Gingerbread Wonderland at Frelinghuysen Arboretum is a candy lovers dream. Over 179 edible masterpieces have been crafted by schools, scouts, families and individuals for this year's wonderland and craft show.

Submissions feature awe-inspiring, edible gingerbread creations featuring Gingerbread houses, Santa's workshop, Santa's Village, ...

Rare Pygmy Hippo Born At Tampa's Lowry Park Zoo

TAMPA, FL, - An endangered pygmy hippopotamus was born in the early morning on Dec. 1, 2017 atTampa's Lowry Park Zoo to experienced mother Zsa Zsa. The gender and name of the nine pound baby will be revealed in the future.

Pygmy hippos are smaller than their Nile hippo relative. Unlike the more common river hippo which live in large pods in rivers throughout much of ...

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Vincent Church Mitten Tree accepting donations Monday through Friday in Nutley

December 12, 2017

NUTLEY, NJ - In the spirit of Christmas, the VUMC Missions Commission has put up the Mitten Tree in the front foyer of the church and is inviting people to bring mittens, hats, gloves, scarves, and other winter weather items to put on it

The items will be donated to local organizations for distribution to people in need.  They can be dropped off at the church from Monday to Friday ...

TAPinto Nutley reaches 1800 Facebook likes

NUTLEY, NJ - TAPinto Nutley just reached 1800 Facebook likes. 

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Why are the Nutley Public Schools overcrowded?

December 9, 2017

 Q: Why are the Nutley Public Schools overcrowded?

A: There is not just one reason why our buildings are overcrowded. The overcrowding is not about our enrollment, but rather the capacity of our classrooms and buildings. Capacity, as defined in the 2017 Town Hall meetings by Superintendent Dr. Glazer, “is not the fire code occupancy, but the available space for the effective ...

Nutley Public Schools Construction Bond Referendum: Fact vs. Rumor

Rumor: The Board of Education (BOE) paid for the lawn signs throughout town.

Fact: Community members formed the “Nutley Now Referendum 2017 Committee.” Private citizens made individual donations to a NJ Elec (Election Law Enforcement Commission) account. The funds raised paid for the printing of the lawn signs. The Nutley Public Schools did not pay for the lawn signs.

Rumor: ...

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What's Happening On3? Follow TAPinto Nutley for all of the details

December 11, 2017

NUTLEY, NJ - As work progresses on Prism's On3 redevelopment of the former Roche campus in Essex County, TAPinto Nutley launched the 'On3' section to bring news of construction, tenants, and government issues into one place.

'On3' will bring all of the coverage regarding the project to one place so readers can keep up with all of the development. Stories ...

Nutley Planning Board Meeting Cancelled; Medical School Parking Site Plan was on Agenda

NUTLEY, NJ - The Nutley Planning Board meeting for November 29 has been cancelled. The main item on the agenda was the site plan application for Seton Hall Medical School on the On3 campus. 

Issues surrounding the parking for the students and faculty of the Seton Hall Medical School have been discussed by the Planning Board for the past several months. An estimated 1100 students are ...

Essex County Passes Resolution Proposed by Freeholder Toro of Bloomfield To Encourage Vendors To Hire Locally

December 13, 2017

NEWARK, NJ – During an Essex County Board of Chosen Freeholders Board meeting at Maplewood Town Hall  the Essex County Board of Chosen Freeholders passed a Resolution “Establishing The County Of Essex Aspirational Goal Initiative To Increase The Participation Of A Diverse And Qualified Essex County Workforce In County Projects.”

Amid new reports from the New York ...

Essex Co. Exec Joe DiVincenzo launches 2018 re-election campaign with show of force 

In a show of force intended to dissuade potential primary challengers, Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo announced his re-election campaign amid a sea of supporters from Washington, D.C. to Trenton, from Newark City Hall to the outer reaches of West Essex.

"Essex County has never been this strong, not only here, but throughout the state of New Jersey," said DiVincenzo as ...

Rutgers to raise minimum wage to $11 an hour for student workers

December 12, 2017

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rutgers University will be raising the campus-wide minimum wage to $11 an hour, university president Robert Barchi announced in a campus-wide email on December 11.

The move comes as a partial victory for the local labor rights group, Rutgers United Students Against Sweatshops​ (RUSAS)​, wh​ich ha​s​ been campaigning for a $15 minimum wage.

Right now, the ...

"Wreaths Across America" Convoy Stops in Manville on Way to Arlington National Cemetery

MANVILLE, NJ  - What has become known as the world's largest veterans' parade will pause for a ceremony at Manville High School on Wednesday, Dec. 13 as the Wreaths Across America 18-truck convoy heads to Arlington National Cemetery for the annual wreath-laying on the graves of US veterans.

The convoy is expected to arrive around 9 a.m., driving down Finderne Avenue across the Van ...

American Shad Rebounding in Delaware River with Record-Setting Number of New Fish This Summer

December 9, 2017

TRENTON, NJ — American shad appear to be making a strong comeback in the Delaware River, historically famous for a once-prodigious population of this important fish species, according to the N.J. Department of Environmental Protection.

Net surveys conducted this spring resulted in the ninth largest overall haul of migrating adult shad ever recorded, while summer surveys of juvenile shad ...

Nutley Police Blotter December 2 - December 8 2017

December 9, 2017

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 ...

Nutley School Referendum

December 13, 2017

I was relieved to see that the $70 million referendum was defeated yesterday, because it was a big win for common sense

I am a Yantacaw parent and obviously want my children to have the best education possible, but when I first heard about this issue a year ago I began researching it and found some information about the school overcrowding issue that made me feel like the referendum ...

The Importance of Taking Action Now: Nutley Public Schools Construction Bond Referendum

The last two or three weeks have been an interesting time for me.  I am not normally inclined to enter into civic debates like the one happening in Nutley right now over the $70mm+ construction bond referendum.  Traditionally, I have found myself keeping to the sidelines with the hope that the powers that be have things under control. This referendum took me off of the sidelines and I ...

Caring Contact Hotline Listeners Available to Help with Problems Big & Small this Season

December 11, 2017

“It’s the most wonderful time of the year … It’s the hap-happiest season of all.” 

Words to a classic holiday song. Yes, the holidays are here – a joyful time of year reconnecting with family and friends, creating memories and enjoying music, food and special traditions. But the holidays can also be a time of great stress and anxiety – too little ...

Home Fur the Holidays Event at Montclair Township Animal Shelter

MONTCLAIR, NJ - From December 9-31, Montclair Township Animal Shelter is having a "Home fur the Holidays" adoption event!  $5 adoption fee on all adult cats!!!  All adoptable cats are ready to go home today!  They are vaccinated, spayed/neutered, microchipped and screened for FIV/FeLV.d. 

Visit us on Petfinder at ...

Garth Brooks Concert

The Garth Brooks Concert- Prudential Center, December 3, 2017

When the last child cries for a crust of bread

When the last man dies for just words that he said,

When there's shelter over the poorest head,

We shall be free.

My husband, Tom, and I stood on the platform at the Menlo Park train station, wearing our black cowboy hats and jeans, waiting for the train to the ...

The Mommy's Review - Coco

Corre, no camines (that’s “run, don’t walk!”) to see Coco, the newest animated feature film from Pixar Animation Studios/Disney. This beautiful movie is something that families will cherish seeing together. Like Moana last year, I took my family (ages 7 to 70+) to see Coco over Thanksgiving weekend, and everyone was delighted by the splendor of this wonderful cinematic ...

TAPinto Featured Franchisee: Westfield's Jackie Lieberman

This week's feature will focus on TAPintoWestfield franchisee, Jackie Lieberman. Find out what makes TAPintoWestfield.net different than the competition, what she did before coming onto TAPinto.net and how an inexperienced sales person became one of TAPinto's most successful franchisee's. 

 

When did you join TAPinto.net?:

I started as a freelance reporter in 2011 ...

Obituaries

May 12, 1977 - Nov 24, 2017
Daniel Moschello, 40 years old, born on May 12, 1977 died on November 24, 2017. He leaves his ...
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Sep 7, 1923 - Nov 9, 2017
Mr. Heinz K. Schneider, 94, of Nutley, NJ, passed away on Thursday, November 9, 2017 at his home ...
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