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Ocean County Irish Festival Twenty Days Away: Saturday, September 8 Hosted by the Ocean County Friendly Sons of the Shillelagh

August 19, 2018

STAFFORD - The Ocean County chapter of the Friendly Sons of the Shillelagh will again be hosting the Ocean County Irish Festival.  The event will take place at the Manahawkin Lake Park in Manahawkin for the second consecutive year. .  

The event happens all on one big day, Saturday, September 8.  Please mark your calendars to attend this incredible event.  The ...

Essex County Tech Schools Pull $16M from Bank over Foreclosure Practices

NEWARK, NJ - Essex County Schools of Technology is following suit with the county government and will no longer bank with Wells Fargo over the bank's foreclosure practices.  

MORE: Reverend plans to meet with Wells Fargo over Newark foreclosures

Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. earlier this month announced the county was cutting ties with the bank and ...

Major Construction Means Major Delays For Users of the Lincoln Tunnel

NUTLEY, NJ -  For those of you who commute from Nutley by bus or car into the city on a daily basis, the beginning of the construction on the Route 495 bridge is far from welcome news.  Expected to take thirty months (over two years) to complete, the already difficult commute is only going to get worse.  

So if, you can't take the train, and you can't find ...

Ward, Ryan Make Show Jumping Team For World Equestrian Games

LEXINGTON, Ky. — US Equestrian has named five athlete-and-horse combinations to the NetJets U.S. Jumping Team for the FEI World Equestrian Games (WEG) Tryon 2018, which will take place Sept. 11-23, in Mill Spring, N.C.

After competing in designated Observation Events throughout the summer, the following athlete-and-horse combinations have been selected to represent U.S. jumping at the ...

Local Sponsors Make First Annual Rotary Car Show the Biggest Event in Nutley this September

NUTLEY, NJ - The Nutley Rotary Classic Car Show takes over Franklin Ave Wednesday September 12 all because of the support of the local community. 

The evening will include fun for everyone with food, face painting, and of course the cars. Everything from classic cars to modified roadsters will be on 'the avenue." Entertainment throughout the evening will be provided by Rob ...

NJ PBA President Colligan and NJ FMBA President Donnelly Respond to Call to Reinstate Arbitration Cap

August 14, 2018

WOODBRIDGE/RAHWAY - New Jersey State Policemen's Benevolent Association President Patrick Colligan and New Jersey State Firefighters Mutual Benevolent Association President Ed Donnelly today released the following statement responding to Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo's call to reinstate former Governor Christie's 2-percent arbitration cap.

"It is disturbing to see ...

Homeowners Facing Foreclosure Get Free Mediation Counseling Against Lenders

NEWARK, NJ - A new state program will offer mediation counseling services to New Jersey residents facing foreclosure, giving them at least a fighting chance when going up against lenders during the legal process.

The New Jersey Housing and Mortgage Finance Agency is using $1 million to fund the program to help up to 2,000 homeowners facing foreclosure. Lt. Gov. Sheila Oliver announced the new ...

Despite Newark's Sanctuary City Status, Undocumented City Resident Turned Over to ICE

NEWARK, NJ - Daniel Castro put his head on the water bottle he clutched between his shackled hands as he sat on an airplane bound for detention centers, first in Nebraska then Louisiana. He resigned himself to the sobering fact he was being deported back to Nicaragua.

What worried him more than his return to the place he fled as a young teenager to escape poverty and political fighting, was ...

Essex County Tech Schools Pull $16M from Bank over Foreclosure Practices

August 19, 2018

NEWARK, NJ - Essex County Schools of Technology is following suit with the county government and will no longer bank with Wells Fargo over the bank's foreclosure practices.  

MORE: Reverend plans to meet with Wells Fargo over Newark foreclosures

Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. earlier this month announced the county was cutting ties with the bank and ...

Kids Get Hands On Wildlife Experience at Nutley Library

NUTLEY, NJ - Hundreds of elementary school children had a scheduled play date with Toby, Jupiter, Spike and Jellybean yesterday (Thursday, August 16) at the Nutley Public Library.  No, these new pals weren’t humans, they were reptiles!

 

Rizzo’s Wildlife World from Flanders, NJ, hosted a special gathering at the library as part of the annual Summer Reading ...

Newark Parents Ask State's Highest Court to Hear Suit Against Teacher Layoff Laws

NEWARK, NJ - A group of parents is appealing to the state Supreme Court to hear their case challenging state laws that require newer teachers be laid off first without considering job performance.  

The case, filed in 2016, has already been dismissed by the state superior and appellate courts. 

Six parents and their children, who attend Newark Public Schools, filed the suit ...

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 ...

Local Sponsors Make First Annual Rotary Car Show the Biggest Event in Nutley this September

August 18, 2018

NUTLEY, NJ - The Nutley Rotary Classic Car Show takes over Franklin Ave Wednesday September 12 all because of the support of the local community. 

The evening will include fun for everyone with food, face painting, and of course the cars. Everything from classic cars to modified roadsters will be on 'the avenue." Entertainment throughout the evening will be provided by Rob ...

Residents Encouraged to Enter Nutley Historical Society's 'Picturing Nutley' Photography Contest

NUTLEY, NJ - Residents of all ages can enter the Nutley Historical Society's 'Picturing Nutley' photo contest. An exhibit of the best best photos will follow at the Nutley Public Library in 2019.

Subjects of photos must be current photos of the township, historical photos are excluded from competition. Subjects can include people, pets, buildings, and special ...

Maplewood Strollers Encourage All to Help Montclair Theatre's Flood Recovery Efforts

MONTCLAIR, NJ - Studio Players suffered significant damage to their facility during the flood last week that left parts of Montclair under water. As a result, they are now asking for community groups to assist them in the cleanup effort, and the Maplewood Strollers sent an email to their community asking all to lend a hand to support "our community theater players-in-arms in their time ...

Could NJ Surpass Nevada and Become the Top U.S. Sports Betting Market?

August 13, 2018

New Jersey’s Director of Gaming Enforcement says goal is to become top US sports betting market, but how realistic is that goal?

David Rebuck, the ever-optimistic Director of the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement, made a bold proclamation last week when he told Gambling Compliance [paywall] that his goal is for New Jersey to be the top sports betting market in ...

Mets’ Todd Frazier Talks Jersey Roots, Benefits of Playing Close to Home

FLUSHING, NY — Throughout the past decade, New Jersey has produced copious baseball talent at the major league level. There are currently 19 New Jersey natives in the league, a number that is higher than it’s ever been. 

"We got a lot of good guys and we represent where we’re from,” said the New York Mets’ Todd Frazier, one of those 19. 

Of ...

Nutley FCA Students Help With Hurricane Harvey Texas Rebuild

NUTLEY, NJ- We have endured our share of natural disasters in New Jersey over the past decade.  So, the selflessness displayed by young local heroes to travel halfway across the country to assist others struggling to recover is truly inspiring.

 

From July 22 to 28, Nutley Fellowship of Christian Athletes embarked on a week-long journey to Rockport, Texas, as 44 volunteers helped ...

Local Sponsors Make First Annual Rotary Car Show the Biggest Event in Nutley this September

August 18, 2018

NUTLEY, NJ - The Nutley Rotary Classic Car Show takes over Franklin Ave Wednesday September 12 all because of the support of the local community. 

The evening will include fun for everyone with food, face painting, and of course the cars. Everything from classic cars to modified roadsters will be on 'the avenue." Entertainment throughout the evening will be provided by Rob ...

Maplewood Strollers Encourage All to Help Montclair Theatre's Flood Recovery Efforts

MONTCLAIR, NJ - Studio Players suffered significant damage to their facility during the flood last week that left parts of Montclair under water. As a result, they are now asking for community groups to assist them in the cleanup effort, and the Maplewood Strollers sent an email to their community asking all to lend a hand to support "our community theater players-in-arms in their time ...

NEF Backpack Drive for NFSB Heads Toward Homestretch for Nutley Families

NUTLEY, NJ - The Nutley Educational Fund "We've Got Your Back" drive to benefit families served by Nutley Family Service Bureau is nearing the homestretch but your help is still needed. 

The second annual school supply drive helps families in the community who need a hand. In 2017, the Nutley Educational Foundation started the program to provide backpacks and school ...

Sleeping in a Vehicle on San Antonio Ave leads to Marijuana Possession Charges for Nutley Man

August 16, 2018

NUTLEY, NJ - A 37 year old Nutley man is facing Possession of Marijuana charges after being discovered sleeping in the back seat of a vehicle on San Antonio Ave.

On Thursday August 9, a suspicious vehicle was reported to the Nutley Police Department. Upon arrival police officers discovered two parties asleep in the back seat of the vehicle. One of the individuals, John ...

Bloomfield Man Confesses to Burglary in Nutley

BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- A string of four similar burglaries took place at various locations in town last year. Now, using DNA evidence, and vehicle registration records, the Bloomfield Police Department has filed charges against 43-year-old Erich Porsch, of Bloomfield, in custody.

Vehicles belonging to the suspect’s girlfriend at the time of the burglaries match the vehicles seen on ...

NJ PBA President Colligan and NJ FMBA President Donnelly Respond to Call to Reinstate Arbitration Cap

WOODBRIDGE/RAHWAY - New Jersey State Policemen's Benevolent Association President Patrick Colligan and New Jersey State Firefighters Mutual Benevolent Association President Ed Donnelly today released the following statement responding to Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo's call to reinstate former Governor Christie's 2-percent arbitration cap.

"It is disturbing to see ...

Sneak Peek: UrbanLeaf, a Pan-Pacific, Full Leaf Addition to the Nutley Renaissance

August 17, 2018

NUTLEY, NJ - As Nutley continues to welcome new homeowners and businesses, everyone will look for a place to pull back, relax, and appreciate the surroundings. UrbanLeaf, opening soon on North Franklin Ave, will give residents a chance to experience full leaf tea and a pan-pacific menu in a modern cafe environment.

Owned by a husband and wife team, UrbanLeaf brings a new experience ...

Food Safety Tips to Keep Foodborne Illness Out of the Classroom

WASHINGTON, DC — It’s the start of the new school year, which means new teachers, a bunch of homework assignments and the never-ending dilemma of what to include to make a healthy and safe school lunch.   

“As a mother, I understand the stress that comes with the start of a new school year, but preparing a safe lunch doesn’t have to be a ...

Recipe Courtesy of Seasons Morristown: Asian Cucumber Salad

 Asian Cucumber Salad

Serves: 6
Ingredients For Salad:
2 large cucumbers, cut into ¼” slices [peel only if skins are tough]
2 scallions, green and whites separated and thinly sliced
1 tsp toasted sesame seeds, optional

Ingredients For Vinaigrette:
¼ cup Seasons Blackberry Ginger Dark Balsamic Vinegar
1 tsp Vermont Maple Sriracha [Available at Seasons]
1 tsp ...

Bucco Couture's Carmen Bucco Latest Celebrity Judge for Nutley Farmers Market Peach Pie Contest

NUTLEY, NJ - Bucco Couture owner Carmen Bucco is the latest local celebrity named to the panel of judges for Nutley's Perfectly Peach Contest.

The Nutley Farmers Market will host a qualifying round for the sixth annual statewide 'Perfect Peach Pie' contest this Sunday. The contest itself is sponsored by the New Jersey Peach Promotion Council and is open to ...

Essex County Tech Schools Pull $16M from Bank over Foreclosure Practices

August 19, 2018

NEWARK, NJ - Essex County Schools of Technology is following suit with the county government and will no longer bank with Wells Fargo over the bank's foreclosure practices.  

MORE: Reverend plans to meet with Wells Fargo over Newark foreclosures

Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. earlier this month announced the county was cutting ties with the bank and ...

Major Construction Means Major Delays For Users of the Lincoln Tunnel

NUTLEY, NJ -  For those of you who commute from Nutley by bus or car into the city on a daily basis, the beginning of the construction on the Route 495 bridge is far from welcome news.  Expected to take thirty months (over two years) to complete, the already difficult commute is only going to get worse.  

So if, you can't take the train, and you can't find ...

Sneak Peek: UrbanLeaf, a Pan-Pacific, Full Leaf Addition to the Nutley Renaissance

NUTLEY, NJ - As Nutley continues to welcome new homeowners and businesses, everyone will look for a place to pull back, relax, and appreciate the surroundings. UrbanLeaf, opening soon on North Franklin Ave, will give residents a chance to experience full leaf tea and a pan-pacific menu in a modern cafe environment.

Owned by a husband and wife team, UrbanLeaf brings a new experience ...

Oktoberfest and Kinderfest Returns to Verona

August 10, 2018

VERONA, NJ - Our Lady of the Lake School and parish are gearing up for another eventful Kinderfest and Oktoberfest weekend this coming fall. 

The 9th annual fall festival will kick off with Kinderfest on Friday, September 28, from 4 to 8 p.m. and then conclude with Oktoberfest on Saturday, September 29 from 6 to 11 p.m. The two anticipated events with fun for kids and adults occur under ...

Event Space for Parties, Workshops, Recitals Available in the Center of Nutley

NUTLEY, NJ - Residents hosting parties and events can host up to 135 in one of two rooms at Vincent Church in the center of town.

Vincent Church, on Vincent Place, has two large rooms available for use by groups and families.  Fellowship Hall is a 2500 square foot room with table seating for up to 135 people.  It is handicapped accessible and convenient to the parking lot.  ...

All are Welcome August 7th- Walk the Walk and Pray With Kevin Kret at Christian Brothers Academy: A Powerful Journey of Hope

MIDDLETOWN, NJ: On Tuesday, August 7th, the entire community is welcome to join Kevin's Walk; 'Walk the Walk and Pray With Kevin Kret,' - an annual event to gather in prayer, and show support for Kevin and his family, as Kevin continues to recover from a traumatic brain injury (TBI),  as a result of an accident.  Kevin has remained in a minimally conscious ...

Kids Get Hands On Wildlife Experience at Nutley Library

August 17, 2018

NUTLEY, NJ - Hundreds of elementary school children had a scheduled play date with Toby, Jupiter, Spike and Jellybean yesterday (Thursday, August 16) at the Nutley Public Library.  No, these new pals weren’t humans, they were reptiles!

 

Rizzo’s Wildlife World from Flanders, NJ, hosted a special gathering at the library as part of the annual Summer Reading ...

Nutley Entrepreneurs Keep Dogs Healthy

NUTLEY, NJ- Joey Bee is about innovation and adventure.  He’s always taken risks.  It’s in his nature.

Several years back, he’s attending a hockey game with his cousin and best friend Richard Rutnick, when Richard says, “I have this idea about a hydration drink for dogs.”

 

Joey replies instantly, “I can run with ...

Six Farmers Market Finds That Should Never Be Fed To Your Dog

NUTLEY, NJ - One of the best things about Summer is the plethora of Farmers’ Markets that pop up around the country. Farmers’ Markets have evolved from being a local “grocery store” to a community center where friends gather and catch up all while gathering local produce and food items. At many markets people bring the entire family and enjoy some of their discoveries ...

Kids Surprise Bloomfield Animal Shelter with a Sweet Donation

BLOOMFIELD, NJ-- The Bloomfield Animal Shelter received an extra special donation this week!  A group of local young animal lovers put together a Lemonade Stand to raise money for the shelter.

 Neighbors, residents, friends, and even members of the Fire Department stopped by for a delicious treat for a good cause. The shelter always welcomes support, especially from a ...

Baltusrol Not Secure Enough for Vice President: Webber for Congress Event Moved to Secret Morristown Location

August 11, 2018

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Late yesterday, the secret service determined that Baltusrol would not be secure enough for the Vice President of the United States, so the Webber for Congress event, headlining Vice President Mike Pence, was moved to a secret private location in Morristown.

Over 200 people attended the event which also included Senior Whitehouse Advisor Kellyanne Conway and several state ...

Morris County GOP Board Member's Issues Statement on Pence Visit to NJ CD-11

Vice President Pence and the Trump administration are supporting Jay Webber because they know he will be a leader continuing America's economic upturn. Families are sitting around their kitchen tables discussing pocket-book issues, not parsing through the political mud being flung by Mikie Sherrill's supporters. 

I'm personally excited about Jay Webber's candidacy because ...

Vice President Mike Pence Coming to NJ CD-11 to Support Jay Webber

PARSIPPANY, NJ - Vice President Mike Pence is traveling to NJ to extend his support for Assemblyman Jay Webber as he pursues a seat in the U.S. Congress for the 11th District of NJ. 

Vice President Pence will be headlining a high dollar ticket fundraiser for Webber on August 10th at a location that has not yet been disclosed. It will be a luncheon event with an optional VIP ...

Morgan's Farm Celebrates Farm Day on August 11

August 6, 2018

CEDAR GROVE, NJ - Morgan’s Farm will celebrate Farm Day on August 11 from 12 to 3 p.m., featuring a petting zoo, pony rides, lawn games and more.

The Cedar Grove Historical Society's Farm Day celebration includes a chef's cooking demonstration using the farm's fresh produce and tours of the Morgan Museum.  For the kids, The Friendly Farmyard of Verona will ...

Tusk: Fleetwood Mac in Brookdale Park, Dinner Under The Stars in Bloomfield Center Canceled

BLOOMFIELD, NJ - The band of thunderstorms sweeping across the region hasd resulted in the cancelation of the Essex County Parks concert scheduled for tonight. 

Tusk: Fleetwood Mac Tribute scheduled for tonight, August 3, has been canceled, a new date will be announced later.

The Bloomfield Center Alliance also canceled the Dinner Under the Stars event for tonight. 

Monarch Butterflies Are Life-Long Mission for Garden State Resident

BERNARDSVILLE, NJ – Kathleen Palmer has been passionate about butterflies since 4th grade. At her home here in northern Somerset County, she has taken her interest in the insects up many notches since childhood.

Today, a section of her property is registered as a Monarch Waystation (Reg. #1111) with Monarch Watch, a non-profit environmental conservation, education and research program, ...

Food Safety Tips to Keep Foodborne Illness Out of the Classroom

August 16, 2018

WASHINGTON, DC — It’s the start of the new school year, which means new teachers, a bunch of homework assignments and the never-ending dilemma of what to include to make a healthy and safe school lunch.   

“As a mother, I understand the stress that comes with the start of a new school year, but preparing a safe lunch doesn’t have to be a ...

Local Expert Shares Knowledge on How to Reduce Drowning Risks

WEST ORANGE, NJ - In follow-up to his recent message to the public on why water safety is more than just a summertime concern, Roman Martens, owner of the British Swim School NJ The Oranges, shared the following tips on what can be done to lower the risk of drownings and near-drownings.

Designate a "water watcher."
Learn and practice lifesaving skills. Know the basics of ...

Heat Advisory in Effect Through Thursday August 16 for North Eastern New Jersey

NEW YORK, NY - The National Weather Service issued a heat advisory for much of North Jersey starting today at noon and continuing through 6 p.m. Thursday Aug. 16. 

The heat index is expected to reach the mid to upper 90s during this time period. 

A Heat Advisory is issued when the combination of heat and humidity is expected to make it feel like it is 95 to 99 degrees for two or ...

Ward, Ryan Make Show Jumping Team For World Equestrian Games

August 19, 2018

LEXINGTON, Ky. — US Equestrian has named five athlete-and-horse combinations to the NetJets U.S. Jumping Team for the FEI World Equestrian Games (WEG) Tryon 2018, which will take place Sept. 11-23, in Mill Spring, N.C.

After competing in designated Observation Events throughout the summer, the following athlete-and-horse combinations have been selected to represent U.S. jumping at the ...

N.J. Rider Wins Grand Championship At USEF Pony Finals

LEXINGTON, Ky. — Riders from New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania ventured to Kentucky for the 2018 USEF Pony Finals presented by Collecting Gaits Farm, a.k.a. "Pony Finals."

Samantha Takacs, 13, of Oldwick, N.J. and Galianna, Kim Wolf’s nine-year-old German Riding Pony mare earned the title of Overall Grand Green Hunter Champions for their performance throughout the ...

Navarro Breaks His Own Record For Training Wins At Monmouth Park

OCEANPORT, N.J. — ”I'm walking on air right now,” The speaker is Thoroughbred trainer Jorge Navarro after Find the Money staged a hard fought battle to win the eighth race on Thursday's Monmouth Park card.

That win gave the Panamanian-born conditioner 66 winners for the season to break the old record set last year by Navarro himself. And, the beat goes on.

In 2016, ...

Good Morning Star Shine, The Earth Says 'Hello' in Nutley NJ

August 17, 2018

NUTLEY, NJ - The recent rain and hot weather has helped make everything in local gardens grow exponentially. This zucchini blossom greeted visitors to a Nutley garden this morning and very likely will contribute to an abundance of fruit in the garden. 

Nutley residents who experience a bumper crop of zucchini, tomatoes, or other produce, can drop off their bonus at the market ...

What's Eating my Basil?

The summer gardening season is in full swing and gardeners have been harvesting their bounty - lettuces, tomatoes, zucchinis, peppers and herbs. Insect activity is also gearing up in the garden.   As the growing degree days increase, so does the damaging effects of pests in the garden. Here are a few ways to protect one of the most popular herb in the garden - BASIL.  It's ...

Manage Water Where It Falls for a Healthier Landscape and Environment

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - Too much, not enough, and never when you need it. This is a common complaint of gardeners. Keeping and using water where it falls is the first step in managing this precious resource.

Planting and maintaining a healthy landscape is a good place to start. Trees, shrubs, groundcovers and other plantings improve water quality and reduce storm water runoff.  The plants ...

Driver, 17, Charged in Death of Passenger, 14, Following High-Speed Chase

August 12, 2018

WARREN, NJ –  A 14-year old boy was killed and a 17-year old boy is charged with vehicular homicide following a high-speed chase involving a car stolen in Warren.

Both juveniles are from Newark.

The 17-year old has been charged with 2nd degree Death by Auto, 2nd degree Eluding, 2nd degree Knowingly leaving the scene of a motor ...

NJ Attorney General Hints that Marijuana Reform is Coming

TRENTON, NJ - A publicized dispute between Jersey City Prosecutor Jake Hudnut and New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir Grewal has resulted in a positive concession for pro-legalization advocates, and advocates of not prosecuting individuals found to be in possession of the substance.

After scolding Hudnut last week for issuing a directive to Jersey City law enforcement not to ...

Newark Planning Board OKs Plans for Second 'Shaq Tower'

August 7, 2018

NEWARK, NJ - Shaquille O'Neal’s second residential tower passed another milestone yesterday when the city planning board approved site plans for the project.

The 33-story building with 370 studio, one and two-bedroom units will be located steps away from Newark Penn Station at 769-781 McCarter Highway. About 75 affordable units will be sought for the project, said an attorney ...

Home Teardowns a Common Part of Real Estate Expansion Cycle

WESTFIELD, NJ  — It is something that has happened to many who live in suburban communities with increasing frequency over the last decade: You're driving around a familiar neighborhood when all of a sudden you notice something that always was there is not there anymore. That quaint, cozy home down the street or around the corner is now gone, replaced by a massive hole in the ...

Luxury Units Slated For Newark's Former Garment Workers' Union Building

NEWARK, NJ - For years, the stretch of Broad Street between William Street and Branford Place has been home to discount stores, wig shops and New Jersey’s largest pawnbroker-jeweler.

But in a sign of how much and how quickly Newark is changing, the corner of the block will soon be anchored by a luxury apartment complex. 

Paramount Assets, a development company based in Elizabeth, ...

Ocean County Irish Festival Twenty Days Away: Saturday, September 8 Hosted by the Ocean County Friendly Sons of the Shillelagh

August 19, 2018

STAFFORD - The Ocean County chapter of the Friendly Sons of the Shillelagh will again be hosting the Ocean County Irish Festival.  The event will take place at the Manahawkin Lake Park in Manahawkin for the second consecutive year. .  

The event happens all on one big day, Saturday, September 8.  Please mark your calendars to attend this incredible event.  The ...

Fall River, MA: Battleships and Submarines

FALL RIVER, MA - A walk on a gray summer day was filled with maritime history in Fall River, Massachusetts. 

Bicentennial Park

Start at Bicentennial Park, which features an impressive replica Iwo Jima monument that overlooks the Taunton River.  The park pays homage to veterans, with names inscribed on bricks near the monument. 

Then walk along the paved path that runs ...

Temporary Suspension Scheduled for Newark Airport Monorail Service

NEWARK, NJ - The train that connects passengers to terminals in Newark Airport will shut down from Saturday night to Sunday morning for maintenance.

The AirTrain Newark will close from 8 p.m. Saturday to 7 a.m. Sunday. The Port Authority will provide free shuttle buses between Newark Liberty International Airport’s rail link station,  Terminals A, B and C, and the P2, P3 ...

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NEF Backpack Drive for NFSB Heads Toward Homestretch for Nutley Families

August 16, 2018

NUTLEY, NJ - The Nutley Educational Fund "We've Got Your Back" drive to benefit families served by Nutley Family Service Bureau is nearing the homestretch but your help is still needed. 

The second annual school supply drive helps families in the community who need a hand. In 2017, the Nutley Educational Foundation started the program to provide backpacks and school ...

Nutley Historical Society sponsors 'Picturing Nutley' Photography Contest

NUTLEY, NJ - The Nutley Historical Society is sponsoring the 'Picturing Nutley' photo contest for residents of all ages. An exhibit of the best best photos at the Nutley Public Library will follow in 2019.

Subjects of photos must be current photos of the township, historical photos are excluded from competition. Subjects can include people, pets, buildings, and special ...

Upcoming Events

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Sun, August 19, 9:00 AM

the building formerly known as Ciccolini Brothers, Nutley

JerseyFresh Nutley Farmers Market

Food & Drink Health & Wellness

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Sun, August 19

Springwood Park, Asbury Park

Rockin In The Park

Arts & Entertainment Food & Drink Giving Back

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Mon, August 20, 7:00 PM

Hospital Auditorium, Glen Ridge

Tour of the Birthing Center

Health & Wellness

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Tue, August 21, 7:00 PM

Clifton Public Library, Clifton

Bariatric Seminar-Weight Loss That Works

Health & Wellness

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Wed, August 22, 7:00 PM

Mountainside Medical Center, Glen Ridge

Bariatric Seminar-Weight Loss That Works

Health & Wellness

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Fri, August 24, 6:00 PM

Montclair Public Library Auditorium, Montclair

Let's Listen to Jazz

Arts & Entertainment

On3

Nutley Board of Commissioners Approve On3 Phase 2A Redevelopment Plan for former Roche Campus

August 8, 2018

NUTLEY, NJ - The Nutley Board of Commissioners approved Prism Capital Partners' Phase 2A On3 redevelopment plan for the former Roche campus. The plan subdivides a part of the property into separate parcels for existing buildings on the Nutley side of the project. The Redevelopment Plan establishes the Land Use, Bulk Standards, Design Criteria, and Building Requirements on 11.88 ...

Ordinance introduced at Nutley Board of Commissioners Meeting for ON3 seven story parking deck

NUTLEY, NJ - Eugene R. Diaz and Edwin H. Cohen principals of Prism Capital Partner, along with architecture colleagues gave a thorough presentation detailing the plans of a seven story parking deck and open courtyard on the former Hoffmann-La Roche site during a very long meeting on Tuesday, July 3. After presentation the board went into a closed executive session. Commissioner Alphonse ...

Developer Proposes 4 Residential Towers in Newark's West Ward

August 18, 2018

NEWARK, NJ - A developer is seeking to build four residential towers - one that has a pool on the roof - in various parts of the West Ward that are dotted with dilapidated two and three-family homes.

MORE: Those Boarded-Up Homes in the West Ward? Newark Has a Plan for Them.

New West 1, based in Ramsey, had four applications seeking variances for the four residential buildings in ...

Maplewood Strollers Encourage All to Help Montclair Theatre's Flood Recovery Efforts

MONTCLAIR, NJ - Studio Players suffered significant damage to their facility during the flood last week that left parts of Montclair under water. As a result, they are now asking for community groups to assist them in the cleanup effort, and the Maplewood Strollers sent an email to their community asking all to lend a hand to support "our community theater players-in-arms in their time ...

Vineland, N.J. Teen Serving On American Junior Paint Horse Association Board

August 18, 2018

VINELAND, N.J. — Mannetta McAvaddy of Vineland, N.J. will be a busy member of the American Junior Paint Horse Association for the next year or two.

McAvaddy is the Zone 7 Representative for 2018-19 as well as president-elect .

She has been riding paint horses for 13 years and involved in the Garden State Paint Horse Youth Club for four years.

“I decided to run for youth ...

Middlesex County Man Charged With Illegally Importing Scorpions And Other Wildlife

Newark, NJ – In a press release, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced, that a Metuchen resident was arrested today for allegedly smuggling shipments of live protected scorpions, giant millipedes and other species that were mislabeled to avoid detection, including one package of millipedes that was labeled as children’s toys.

Wlodzimie Lapkiewicz, 29, has been charged by ...

Ocean County Irish Festival Twenty Days Away: Saturday, September 8 Hosted by the Ocean County Friendly Sons of the Shillelagh

August 19, 2018

STAFFORD - The Ocean County chapter of the Friendly Sons of the Shillelagh will again be hosting the Ocean County Irish Festival.  The event will take place at the Manahawkin Lake Park in Manahawkin for the second consecutive year. .  

The event happens all on one big day, Saturday, September 8.  Please mark your calendars to attend this incredible event.  The ...

State Police: Boat Has ‘Close Encounter’ with Whale off Jersey Shore in Deal

DEAL, NJ — A whale flipped a small fishing boat about one mile off of Deal yesterday morning, tossing its two occupants overboard but not before they could issue a mayday from their radio, according to the New Jersey State Police.

Luckily for them, the emergency call was heard by a nearby boater, retired Trenton firefighter Gary Szabo, who has had his share of rescues, but none on the ...

Information for Nutley Public Schools Extended Day Program Registration

July 31, 2018

Dear Nutley Parents,

We hope that you are enjoying the summer; relaxing and spending time with family and friends.

As August approaches, we want to share information and detail some changes we are excited about for the Extended Day Program. This past school year and summer, we have worked with our team to evaluate and enhance the Extended Day Program. This has included upgrading the ...

Falls Prevention and Physical Therapy What you need to know

One in four adults over age 65 will experience a fall each year. A senior who falls can suffer devastating injury or, in some cases, death. Falls prevention starts with knowing the risk factors, and recovery from fall-related injury is possible with the right physical therapy treatment plan.

In 2014, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention stated that over 27,000 deaths happen ...

Rizzo's Reptile Discovery Live Animal Show

Join us on Thursday, August 16 at 2:00 PM for the End-Of-Summer Reading Program Live Animal Show with Rizzo Reptile Discovery. For all ages. No registration required. Sponsored by the Friends of the Nutley Public Library.

PAWS Story Time August 10 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Meet therapy dogs Rodney, Baby Ruth and their owner Ms. Carol at this special story time. Ms. Carol will read a few of Rodney and Baby Ruth’s favorite stories and discuss the role of therapy dogs. Afterwards, take a photo with Rodney and Baby Ruth, challenge your nose with a smell test, and make a craft to take home.

Rizzo Reptile Live Discovery Show Gives Kids Get Hands On Wildlife Experience

NUTLEY, NJ - Hundreds of elementary school children had a scheduled play date with Toby, Jupiter, Spike and Jellybean yesterday (Thursday, August 16) at the Nutley Public Library.  No, these new pals weren’t humans, they were reptiles!

 

Rizzo’s Wildlife World from Flanders, NJ, hosted a special gathering at the library as part of the annual Summer Reading ...

August Support Groups at Nutley Family Service Bureau

Monday, August 6, 20 - 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm - Women helping Women - Share your strengths and challenges while receiving support in a safe and compassionate environment. Please join our group exclusively for women to gain support and share feelings common to women in the middle years of life. Nutley Family Service Bureau, 155 Chestnut Street, Nutley, NJ 07110.

How To Have One of the Toughest Parenting Talks

For parents, the most difficult conversations to have with our children are those bred by necessity. Such is the case with regards to discussion about differences between Good Touch and Bad Touch. A parenting dilemma is created when we must choose between teaching our children about danger in the world and risking their exposure to peril if we keep them naïve to its presence. In either case, ...

GET IN SHAPE AND “BURN IT UP” WITH A NEW RECREATION FITNESS PROGRAM THIS FALL

Commissioner Mauro G. Tucci and the Department of Parks and Recreation are pleased to announce the addition of  “Burn It Up” with Sue Quigley.

Join us for this high energy fitness class that caters to everyone! It combines athletic movements like running, lunging and jumping with strength exercises such as push-ups and squats. Help improve your overall fitness, tone your body, ...

AUDITION PACKETS NOW AVAILABLE FOR THE NUTLEY DEPARTMENT OF PARKS & RECREATION’S THEATRE PRODUCTION OF THE “WIZARD OF OZ”

Commissioner Mauro G. Tucci and the Department of Parks and Recreation are pleased to announce audition packets are now available for the fall theatre production of The Wizard of Oz.  Follow us down the yellow brick road and meet a young girl named Dorothy who is suddenly blown away with her little dog Toto by a tornado which carries her house from the farmlands of Kansas to the magical ...

Commissioner Tucci Opens Registration For Fall 2018 Toddler Programs

LET’S GET MOVING CLASS

Commissioner Mauro G. Tucci and the Nutley Parks and Recreation Department announce the fall session for “Lets Get Moving”.  This high energy children’s program is designed to refine motor skills and increase balance through motivation.  “Our goal is to contribute to the development of your child’s listening skills while ...

'Lambert Project' Off To A Good Start in Nutley, NJ

When Nutley Historian John Demmer wanted to get some help identifying local homes, he went to the best source possible…social media. He is interested in identifying as many Lambert built houses as possible in Nutley.

Lambert, who was a prominent builder and influential Nutleyite, lived and worked in town. It is believed that there are more than 500 homes and buildings ...

Nutley Police Department Blotter August 11 to 17, 2018

August 18, 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.

Anyone who has information regarding any crimes can send a (non-emergent) Tip Anonymously by texting CRIMES starting message with NPDTIP or log into www.tipsoft.com and search Nutley

Police have received a number of ...

Nutley Coalition for Change Seeks to Impose Term Limits on Township Boards

August 1, 2018

To the Editor:

The time has come for change in the Township of Nutley.

Historically, only a select few have been appointed to serve on our Township boards. It is time for our commissioners to reach farther and wider into our community and give others an opportunity to serve.  The Nutley Coalition for Change believes change is good, change is necessary. We ask ...

Ilene Dudek and Her Little Ant March Through the Local Towns of New Jersey

Ilene Dudek and Her Little Ant March Through the Local Towns of New Jersey

When does story time become play time? When local author Ilene Dudek presents her Little Ant children’s books. Her bright, colorful stories set the stage with silly scenarios, clever twists, and an ant who just won’t quit. But when the story ends, the true adventure begins! Ilene invites the children to ...

Eternal Vigilance

Eternal vigilance is the price of liberty. The sentiment has been attributed to Jefferson, who knew a thing or two about how democracies work. Tragically, our democracy appears to be in serious jeopardy.

On the world stage, the American President stood shoulder to shoulder with the strong-man oligarch Putin, demeaning our country’s fundamental institutions by denigrating a free ...

The Jaffe Briefing - August 14, 2018

OCEANPORT - If it weren't for recently-adopted sports betting, one could assume Monmouth Park could easily go bankrupt and become the home to the latest sprawling condo complex, with plenty of space for Phase I, Phase II and even Phase III. The Asbury Park Press reports the non-profit that owns Monmouth Park owes $30 million to a management company who runs the racetrack.

FOSTER HOMES NEEDED FOR PUPS!

July 25, 2018

TO ALL DOG LOVERS!

Our rescue group needs more foster families, would you like to help us?

 Furever Home Dog Rescue needs foster homes!  As a shelterless rescue, we don’t have a building where our dogs are housed until they get adopted.  We are lucky enough to have loving foster families who open their hearts and homes to our dogs until they are placed. However, ...

ESSEX COUNTY EXECUTIVE DIVINCENZO ANNOUNCES THAT THE ESSEX COUNTY SCHOOLS OF TECHNOLOGY DISTRICT WILL END ITS BANKING RELATIONSHIP WITH WELLS FARGO

August 15, 2018

Essex County, NJ – Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. and the Essex County Schools of Technology District jointly announced on Wednesday, August 15th that the school district will be following Essex County’s lead and will be closing its accounts with Wells Fargo. The County Executive asked the school district to sever its ties with the bank to show a united ...

As Students Return to College, Cuomo Signs Anti-Hazing Legislation

ALBANY, NY – Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo on Monday signed anti-hazing legislation to help keep students safe as they go back to school.

The new law prohibits certain physical contact or requiring physical activity in any organization's initiating ceremony to prevent the deaths or serious injuries of students during fraternity pledging ceremonies.

"These hazing rituals are dangerous ...

Create a Bas-Relief Horse Head Tile At Harness Racing Museum

GOSHEN, NY – Join the Harness Racing Museum & Hall of Fame on Sunday, Aug. 19 from 1 to 3 p.m. and use sculpting tools to model air-dry terracotta clay into a bas-relief horse head tile. 

At just $10 per person the event promises to be both fun and affordable for those ages 8 and up.Scouts, Pony Club and 4-H members participate for free.  Preregistration ...

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 Outsider by Stephen King

The Outsider by Stephen King (Scribner’s, 2018)

He’s the Boogeyman who hides under your bed or in your closet when you are a child. Sometimes he lurks in the dark attic of your home, so it’s a place that you avoid at night. He is Big Foot who skulks the woods in Alaska, or he is Grendl, brought to his demise by Beowulf. He is the Golum, a monster in Jewish lore. He is the ...

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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