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Jersey Freshcipes Grilled Jersey Corn with Garlic Chili Butter and Lime

May 26, 2018

NUTLEY, NJ -  The 'Jersey Freshcipes' contest is the hottest thing in the kitchen this summer. TAPinto caught up with contest winner Melissa Raho of Behind the Plates.who served up Grilled Jersey Corn with Garlic Chili Butter and Lime.

Corn is at its peak in the Garden State from around the Fourth of July through Labor Day making it the perfect 'must ...

Battleship New Jersey to receive first-of-its-kind historical marker

Camden, NJ—The Battleship New Jersey will be one of the first seven historical sites in Camden County to receive the Camden County Historical Alliance's full-color historical interpretive signs.

The historical alliance launched its new Camden County Historical Marker Program on Thursday, May 24 at the Camden County Historical Society [CCHS].

The program—funded by a grant ...

Nutley Remembers Those Who Served With Flags at their Final Resting Place

NUTLEY, NJ - The Nutley Veterans Council and their families, along with students from Nutley High School, spent last weekend placing American flags alongside the headstones of local veterans.

Gravestones of veterans, some dating back well over 100 years, can be found in the cemetery at Franklin Reformed Church and the historic cemetery on Passaic Ave. near the intersection of Park ...

With Dredging Done, Little Egg Inlet Sees Return of Channel Markers to Aid Boaters

LONG BEACH, NJ — After a 14-month absence, the channel markers are back in place in the Little Egg Inlet.

A U.S. Coast Guard team successfully installed eight lighted buoys on May 21 after they were removed in March 2017 when the buildup of sand reduced the depth of the inlet, making it impassable for most boats.

The shoaling triggered the need for a major dredging project, which was ...

Internal Roadway Construction, Infrastructure Enhancements Launched at ON3 in Nutley

NUTLEY, NJ - Internal roadway construction at Prism Capital Partners’ ON3 project has started on the 116-acre campus formerly known at 'the Roche site' in Nutley and Clifton. The $10 million project includes new sewer and storm water systems, rerouting the former Fifth Ave. rewiring PSEG connections, and landscaping. Phase one of the infrastructure plan is ...

Donald Shauger Inducted into Essex County Democratic Committee Hall of Fame

May 25, 2018

EAST ORANGE, NJ - On Saturday, May 19, 2018, Donald Shauger, executive vice president of The Shauger Group, was inducted into the Essex County Democratic Committee Hall of Fame in recognition of his contributions to Essex County and the surrounding community.

The 2018 induction ceremony, which was led by Essex County Democratic Committee Chairman Leroy J. Jones, Jr., took place at Mayfair ...

Could New Ruling Affect 'Couch-Hopping' Montclair BOE Member's Residency Privacy Argument?

MONTCLAIR, NJ - Nearly a week has passed since a complaint was filed with the New Jersey Education Commissioner regarding the residency of Montclair Board of Education Vice President Franklin Turner.

As of Wednesday, David Herron, who filed the initial complaint, says that he is pleased with a recent court ruling. He wrote, "The NJ Supreme Court, ruled today, that home ...

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

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

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

Could New Ruling Affect 'Couch-Hopping' Montclair BOE Member's Residency Privacy Argument?

May 25, 2018

MONTCLAIR, NJ - Nearly a week has passed since a complaint was filed with the New Jersey Education Commissioner regarding the residency of Montclair Board of Education Vice President Franklin Turner.

As of Wednesday, David Herron, who filed the initial complaint, says that he is pleased with a recent court ruling. He wrote, "The NJ Supreme Court, ruled today, that home ...

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

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

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

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

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

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

Club Spotlight: NHS United Club

May 2, 2018

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

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

Maroon and Gray: Nutley Board of Education Tackles Safety Concerns

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

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

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

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

Battleship New Jersey to receive first-of-its-kind historical marker

May 26, 2018

Camden, NJ—The Battleship New Jersey will be one of the first seven historical sites in Camden County to receive the Camden County Historical Alliance's full-color historical interpretive signs.

The historical alliance launched its new Camden County Historical Marker Program on Thursday, May 24 at the Camden County Historical Society [CCHS].

The program—funded by a grant ...

Nutley Remembers Those Who Served With Flags at their Final Resting Place

NUTLEY, NJ - The Nutley Veterans Council and their families, along with students from Nutley High School, spent last weekend placing American flags alongside the headstones of local veterans.

Gravestones of veterans, some dating back well over 100 years, can be found in the cemetery at Franklin Reformed Church and the historic cemetery on Passaic Ave. near the intersection of Park ...

Big Trucks; Little Kids – Nutley celebrates Public Works Week

NUTLEY, NJ - A backhoe, front end loader, and a vacuum truck were among eight public work vehicles parked in a circle at Nutley’s Municipal Lot No. 1, located behind Philly Pretzel Factory on Saturday, May 5. The trucks were not there for township public-works or storm clean-up but for Nutley children to explore them safely at the annual Big Truck Day.

Kids lined up next to each ...

Hogan Hits Walk-Off Home Run With Two Outs in 7th to Win State Tournament Quarterfinal for Nutley; Higgins HR Tied It

May 25, 2018

NUTLEY, NJ - Sophomore Kevin Hogan launched a two-out, solo homer in the bottom of the seventh inning to cap a two-run rally that lifted No. 2 seed Nutley over seventh-seeded Chatham, 4-3, on Thursday in the quarterfinal round of the North Jersey, Section 2, Group 3 state baseball tournament played at the Oval.

Chatham center fielder Tyler Brock raced back to the fence in left-center and ...

Nutley Beats Caldwell to Win Suburban Essex Softball Title

NUTLEY, NJ - On a spectacular evening for a game, Nutley defeated Caldwell by a score of 15 to nothing in the 7th and 8th Grade Girls Softball Suburban Essex League Championship played on Thursday, May 24, at Owens Park in Nutley, NJ.

Both teams advanced to the finals after winning semifinal games on Tuesday, May 22.  Nutley hadn’t won the Suburban Essex League Championship since ...

Nutley East Little League to Host IWF Wrestling Fundraiser June 10

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

 

“There are a lot of ...

Flashback Friday: Franklin Reformed Church's Carts for Caring supports Nutley Family Service Bureau in the Memorial Day Parade

May 25, 2018

Carts for Caring will join the 2018 Memorial Day Parade in Nutley on Monday May 28

NUTLEY, NJ - Franklin Reformed Church members along with Eileen Painter of the Nutley Family Service Bureau pushed shopping carts collecting more than just raindrops on the route. Although the weather dampened the cause they still received some donations. Carts for Caring joined the parade for the first ...

Buy a Vet... Program Helps Formerly Homeless Veterans

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

Steve Hackenberg, a Scotch Plains ...

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

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

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

Vehicular Homicide Charges for Driver of Paramus School Bus

May 24, 2018

MORRISTOWN, NJ - The driver of a school bus involved in a crash on Route 80 last week that killed two people faces two counts of second-degree vehicular homicide/death by auto, it was announced today.

The driver, Hudy Muldrow, 77, of Woodland Park, attempted to make an illegal U-Turn on the highway in an attempt to find his way to Waterloo Village, the planned destination of the bus that was ...

Lenny Dykstra Arrested After Making Threats to Uber Driver

LINDEN, NJ – A Linden man was charged with terroristic threats after allegedly threatening an Uber driver on Wednesday.

Lenny Dykstra, 55, was arrested outside Linden Police Headquarters just before 3:30 a.m. on Wednesday.

Officers were alerted to a vehicle that sped into the attached parking garage. The driver, identified as a 47-year-old Roselle resident, was beeping the horn ...

May 15 Storm Left A Trail of Fallen Trees and Damaged Vehicles Across Nutley

NUTLEY, NJ - The thunderstorms that rolled through Nutley on May 15 left a trail of downed trees, damaged cars, and power outages to part of the township.

On Gonnelli Street , Emergency responders arrived to the area during the storm after tree limbs that fell from a nearby tree causing damage to three vehicles parked there. he fallen tree limb caused damage to the front end of ...

Jersey Freshcipes Grilled Jersey Corn with Garlic Chili Butter and Lime

May 26, 2018

NUTLEY, NJ -  The 'Jersey Freshcipes' contest is the hottest thing in the kitchen this summer. TAPinto caught up with contest winner Melissa Raho of Behind the Plates.who served up Grilled Jersey Corn with Garlic Chili Butter and Lime.

Corn is at its peak in the Garden State from around the Fourth of July through Labor Day making it the perfect 'must ...

Kick Off Grilling Season With Food Safety Tips

WASHINGTON, — For many Americans, the summer grilling and travel season begins this upcoming weekend. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) wants to make sure you and your family avoid food poisoning this summer. An estimated 128,000 Americans are hospitalized with food poisoning each year, but foodborne illnesses can be prevented during ...

Braun's Tavern in Bloomfield Offers Special Discount for Active US Military and Veterans This Weekend

BLOOMFIELD, NJ-- Memorial Day Weekend:  As a thank you to our troops, Braun’s Tavern  will offer a 10% discount to all US Military - simply present your armed service ID.  Regular hours Friday-Sunday 5/25-5/27 - Closed Monday 5/28, Memorial Day. Braun’s Tavern & Dining Room 289 Glenwood Avenue, Bloomfield, NJ (973) 743-1097 ...

Throwback Thursday: Wonder Woman Takes an Ice Cream Break at the Nutley Historical Society

The 2018 Nutley Historical Society "Ice Cream for History" event takes place May 31, 2018

NUTLEY, NJ - Wonder Woman made an appearance in Nutley at the Nutley Historical Society's 'Ice Cream for History' event  in 2017. She made the appearance just before the opening weekend of the hit movie 'Wonder Woman.'. 

Wonder Woman, who ...

Internal Roadway Construction, Infrastructure Enhancements Launched at ON3 in Nutley

May 25, 2018

NUTLEY, NJ - Internal roadway construction at Prism Capital Partners’ ON3 project has started on the 116-acre campus formerly known at 'the Roche site' in Nutley and Clifton. The $10 million project includes new sewer and storm water systems, rerouting the former Fifth Ave. rewiring PSEG connections, and landscaping. Phase one of the infrastructure plan is ...

Campbell Soup Company appoints new president of Campbell's Meal and Beverages

Camden, NJ —Just days after the resignation of Chief Executive Officer Denise M. Morrison, Campbell Soup Company has appointed Roberto Leopardi as president of Campbell Meals and Beverages.

Leopardi, 53, will lead the division that includes Campbell’s North American soup, sauces and shelf-stable beverages brands, as well as Pacific Foods and Plum. Leopardi will report to Luca ...

Amazon’s Career Choice program wins “Community Excellence” award

EDISON, NJ - Amazon’s Career Choice program recently received the “Community Excellence” award from the New Jersey Community College Consortium for its impact on the local community.

Steven Johnson, Amazon’s Director for Associate Development, was on hand to accept the award and lead a panel discussion on how the program provides trained, motivated employees for ...

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

May 19, 2018

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

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

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

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

Newark officials break ground on new Muslim Community Center

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

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

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

May 2, 2018

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

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

Missing Poodle's Body Found

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

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

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

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

Henri is Missing, Help Us Reunite Henri With His Family

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

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

TAPinto Nutley Policies for Candidates in June 5 Election

May 20, 2018

Candidate Statements: 

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

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

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

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

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

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

Other important dates in the 2018 election cycle are: 

May 15 – Primary – Voter Registration Deadline

May 29 – Primary – Vote by Mail deadline

June 5 – Primary Election

October 6 – General ...

Big Trucks; Little Kids – Nutley celebrates Public Works Week

May 24, 2018

NUTLEY, NJ - A backhoe, front end loader, and a vacuum truck were among eight public work vehicles parked in a circle at Nutley’s Municipal Lot No. 1, located behind Philly Pretzel Factory on Saturday, May 5. The trucks were not there for township public-works or storm clean-up but for Nutley children to explore them safely at the annual Big Truck Day.

Kids lined up next to each ...

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

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

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

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

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

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

According to ...

Domestic Violence Prevention Advocates SOFIA Honors Local Leaders During Annual Gala

May 24, 2018

WEST ORANGE, NJ - More than 200 supporters gathered at the Wilshire Grand Hotel in West Orange on Sunday to celebrate 9 years since the founding of S.O.F.I.A (Start out Fresh Intervention Advocates).

Founder Cynthia Walker and the gala committee of Chaz Moore, Kelly Moore, Lisa Boyd and Ida Walker pulled out all stops incorporating the color of purple throughout the venue for ...

Nutley’s Annual Holy Roller Run Raises Funds for Suicide Awareness

NUTLEY, NJ - Sounds of motorcycle engines filled the air as bike by bike filled Highfield Lane Sunday, April 29 during the annual Motorcycle Blessing and Holy Roller Run at Grace Episcopal Church in Nutley. About 125 motorcyclists, a total of 150 participants, from all over New Jersey gathered on the church’s front lawn for the annual service and fundraiser. Clergy from various ...

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

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

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

Operators of Monmouth Park Say Sports Betting Delay Cost Them $139 Million

May 25, 2018

OCEANPORT, N.J. — The New Jersey Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association, which operates Monmouth Park is seeking damages for lost revenues it claims was the result of a long legal battle over sports betting.

The association filed a motion seeking damages in the New Jersey District Court in Trenton on May 24.

The Supreme Court recently ruled that a federal law banning sports betting ...

12 'Pillars of the Turf' To Be Enshrined in Racing Hall of Fame

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. — The National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame’s Pillars of the Turf Committee has elected 12 new members to the Hall of Fame. The 2018 Pillars of the Turf inductees are: Elias J. “Lucky” Baldwin, August Belmont I, Cot Campbell, Penny Chenery, John W. Galbreath, Arthur B. Hancock, Sr., Hal Price Headley, John Morrissey, Dr. Charles H. Strub, ...

Equestrian Businesses Invited To Participate In The Time To Ride Challenge

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

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

Add Gardening Space, Beauty and Ease with Elevated Gardens

May 14, 2018

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

Winning Flowers for Mother’s Day

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

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

TAPinto Nutley Welcomes Bucco Couture As Our Newest Marketing Partner

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

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

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

May 17, 2018

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

Roseland Councilman Faces Charges of Conspiracy to Commit Official Misconduct

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

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

Two Men Convicted of 2017 Maplewood Triple Murder

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

The three ...

Internal Roadway Construction, Infrastructure Enhancements Launched at ON3 in Nutley

May 25, 2018

NUTLEY, NJ - Internal roadway construction at Prism Capital Partners’ ON3 project has started on the 116-acre campus formerly known at 'the Roche site' in Nutley and Clifton. The $10 million project includes new sewer and storm water systems, rerouting the former Fifth Ave. rewiring PSEG connections, and landscaping. Phase one of the infrastructure plan is ...

TAPinto Publisher is Producing the Live Broadcasts of the Caribbean Cup Freediving Competition in Roatan

May 25, 2018

WEST BAY, ROATAN - One of TAPinto’s Publishers is producing the live broadcast of the Caribbean Cup Freediving Competition in Roatan.

Travels caught up with Erich Templin to get his insights on the Competition and the Island of Roatan.  Erich is the Publisher of TAPinto’ s travel brand.

What is the Caribbean Cup Freediving Competition?

It is the ...

TAPintoTravels’ Resident Haeringer Set to Judge World Championship of Salami Making in France Next Month

CHATHAM, NJ - Many in Chatham know Jean-Eudes Haeringer for his work as a handyman around town, as well as the set he built for the Chatham Middle School's production of Willy Wonka Jr.

But Haeringer is now adding a new skill that few can claim: Judge for the 2018 World Championship of Artisan Salami Making.

Haeringer, originally from Strasbourg, France, ...

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

BALTIMORE, Md. — Ka-Ching! Ka-Ching!

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

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

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4th Annual POW/MIA Ceremony Sunday, May 27, 2018

May 23, 2018

Commissioner Steven Rogers, Director of the Nutley Department of Public Affairs Military and Veterans Affairs Bureau invites you to our fourth annual POW/MIA ceremony which will  take place on Sunday, 2:00pm, May 27, 2018 at St. Mary’s Church, 17 Monsignor Owens Place, Nutley.

Please invite your friends, veterans and bring your children. This will be an ...

Evacuation Drills to Take Place at all Nutley Public Schools

This week and next week, we will be conducting the district’s routine evacuation drills for each school in the district.

This is required by the state each year, and the drills are done in cooperation with the police and fire departments. 

Students in all buildings will evacuate to off-site locations.

For security reasons these safe havens are ...

Upcoming Events

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Tue, May 29, 7:00 PM

Studio Playhouse, Upper Montclair

Into the Woods Auditions

Arts & Entertainment

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Thu, May 31, 11:00 AM

The Learning Center, Belleville

Narcan Information and Training Session

Education Health & Wellness Police & Fire

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Thu, May 31, 6:00 PM

De Muro Parl, Nutley

Countdown to Kindergarten Picnic

Arts & Entertainment Education

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Thu, May 31, 6:30 PM

Nutley Museum, Nutley

11th Annual Ice Cream for History

Arts & Entertainment Education

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Fri, June 1, 7:00 PM

Montclair Women's Club, Montclair

Benefit Concert with Christian McBride and Friends

Arts & Entertainment

Fri, June 1, 7:00 PM

Wilshire Grand Hotel, West Orange

AAngelsNJ 7th Annual High School Scholarship and ...

Education Giving Back Health & Wellness

Chromebook Parenting Nights for Grades 5 through 11

May 24, 2018

The NPS Technology Department is happy to invite you and your student to attend our series of Chromebook Parent Night taking place in June.

During the 2018-2019 school year, the district is expanding our 1:1 Chromebook initiative. We are excited to announce that your student will be receiving a district issued device for academic use both in and outside of school in September 2018. At our June ...

Evacuation Drills to Take Place at all Nutley Public Schools

This week and next week, we will be conducting the district’s routine evacuation drills for each school in the district.

This is required by the state each year, and the drills are done in cooperation with the police and fire departments. 

Students in all buildings will evacuate to off-site locations.

For security reasons these safe havens are ...

On3

Internal Roadway Construction, Infrastructure Enhancements Launched at ON3 in Nutley

May 25, 2018

NUTLEY, NJ - Internal roadway construction at Prism Capital Partners’ ON3 project has started on the 116-acre campus formerly known at 'the Roche site' in Nutley and Clifton. The $10 million project includes new sewer and storm water systems, rerouting the former Fifth Ave. rewiring PSEG connections, and landscaping. Phase one of the infrastructure plan is ...

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

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

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

Senator Nia H. Gill and Lawrence Hamm to Speak at Father's Day Breakfast

May 25, 2018

MONTCLAIR, NJ - Senator Nia H. Gill and Activist Lawrence Hamm will both speak at the Brother to Brother Mentoring Program's 10th Annual Father's Day Breakfast Celebration and Awards Ceremony on Saturday, June 16.

Held at the Montclair 9th Grade Academy Atrium, located at 141 Park Street, Montclair, NJ (please use the North Fullerton Avenue entrance) at 9:00 AM. 

The ...

Two Montclair Residents Sworn-in as Advocates for Foster Youth

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

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

Siegal and Fennell completed 33 hours of training ...

Parsippany Septuagenarian becomes NJIT's Oldest Engineering Grad

May 23, 2018

NEWARK, NJ - It was about five minutes after Robert Dresnack’s Water Resources Engineering class had begun when a septuagenarian poked his head into the room at NJIT. Puzzled, the professor inquired, “May I help you?”

In fact, he could. “I’m a student in this class,” replied Chris Antholis, then 72, who was six years into his quest to earn a Bachelor of ...

Buy a Vet... Program Helps Formerly Homeless Veterans

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

Steve Hackenberg, a Scotch Plains ...

With Dredging Done, Little Egg Inlet Sees Return of Channel Markers to Aid Boaters

May 25, 2018

LONG BEACH, NJ — After a 14-month absence, the channel markers are back in place in the Little Egg Inlet.

A U.S. Coast Guard team successfully installed eight lighted buoys on May 21 after they were removed in March 2017 when the buildup of sand reduced the depth of the inlet, making it impassable for most boats.

The shoaling triggered the need for a major dredging project, which was ...

Memorial Day Weekend's Long Beach Island and Stafford Entertainment Lineup

LONG BEACH ISLAND – The unofficial start to the summer season is here. Memorial Day weekend kicks off with a lot of opportunities for entertainment and nightlife on Long Beach Island and Stafford Township.

The following is this weekend’s rundown. Remember to be safe and use Uber or Lyft while out in the evenings.

Arlington, 1302 Long Beach Boulevard, Ship ...

Nutley Police Department Blotter May 19 to 25, 2018

May 26, 2018

NUTLEY, NJ - The Police Blotter is compiled each week by Det. Sgt. Anthony Montanari of the Crime Intelligence Public Information Division of the Nutley Police Department.

Please note:  All parties placed under arrest have been assigned a court date and remain innocent until proven guilty of those charges at their respective hearing

Anyone who has information about any crimes can ...

How Can Sports Therapy Loosen Up Winter Muscles?

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

Pro Staff Institute announces partnership with Uber Health

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

Therapy as Preventative Medicine for Couples

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

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

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

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

NUTLEY PUBLIC LIBRARY - Upcoming Events:

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

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

Nutley Public Library May 2018 Events

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

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

Recreation Department Offers Top-Notch Opportunity for Basketball Enthusiasts

Commissioner Mauro G. Tucci is proud to announce  Carol Blazejowski, one of the most legendary trailblazers in women’s basketball will be instructing this 4 day Basketball Clinic from July 30 – August 2, 2018. 

Blazejowski’s athletic accomplishments are numerous. She was named an All-American in 1976, 1977, and 1978, and won the first Wade Trophy for the ...

Countdown to Kindergarten Picnic at DeMuro Park May 31

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

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

Registration for Spring Tennis Lessons Now Open

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

The Jaffe Briefing - May 23, 2018




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


OUR TAKE ON THE NEWS IN NEW JERSEY

SEASIDE HEIGHTS - Sex can be an almost-religious experience, but it seems a bit excessive to copulate under a statue of the Virgin Mary in a Catholic church's outdoor prayer garden. Yet, that's where ...

Nutley High School Athletics

May 24, 2018

Dear Members of the Raider Nation,

Currently, declining participation numbers, sports specialization, concussions, fatigue, both mental and physical, pressures to earn scholarships, and shrinking educational budgets, are the hottest topics in high school sports.

Nutley has seen a substantial shift in our participation numbers that has put some of our programs at risk. This, combined with ...

Letter to Parents about Netflix Teen Suicide Series 13 Reasons Why

Dear Parents,

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

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

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

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

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

In addition to littering human ...

School’s Out: Your Exclusive Summer Getaway Guide

May 20, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

As the lay ...

Can a career be more fun in retirement?

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

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

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

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

WALK THE MORRIS CANAL GREENWAY CENTRAL TRAIL

May 25, 2018

  

We’ve Walked the South End. We’ve Walked the North End.  Now We Have Two Opportunities to Walk the Central Trail of the Morris Canal Greenway.

JOIN US!

Sunday, May 27, 2018 at 9:00 AM 

Saturday, June 2, 2018 at 9:00 AM

The walk will begin at the Oakeside Bloomfield Cultural Center, 240 Belleville Ave, Bloomfield, ...

Moriarty, Caputo & Downey Bill to Strengthen Anti-Nepotism Rules in School Districts Approved by Assembly

(TRENTON) – Legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Paul Moriarty, Ralph Caputo and Joann Downey to extend anti-nepotism rules to the state’s public and charter schools was approved Thursday by the General Assembly.

“Property taxpayers deserve every assurance that the people charged with educating their children attained their positions because of what they ...

Clara Maass Medical Center offers Life-Saving Narcan Training Sessions

Belleville, NJ – In response to a national call from the Surgeon General of the United States emphasizing the importance of Narcan, a life-saving medication that can stop or reverse the effects of an opioid overdose, the Center of Excellence for Latino Health at Clara Maass Medical Center will host training sessions in May and June to educate the community on the use of Opioids. The ...

The Queen of the Big Time by Adriana Trigiani (Ballentine Books, 2005)

            The Queen of the Big Time by Adriana Trigiani, a New York Times best selling author, was recommended to me by a young woman who actually came from the town of Roseto, Pennsylvania, the place where the novel is set. “The author did such a wonderful job of describing how the town actually is,” said the young lady.

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

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

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

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

TAPinto Featured Franchisee: Steve Lenox of TAPinto Paterson

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

 

Q. When did you join TAPinto.net?

I joined TAPinto.net in September, ...

Obituaries

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