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U.S. Junior Amateur: Michael Thorbjornsen Rallies to Edge Akshay Bhatia for Title

July 22, 2018

SPRINGFIELD, NJ - Find a way. Just find a way to grind and maybe an opportunity will present itself.

16-year-old and seventh-seed Michael Thorbjornsen of Wellesley, Mass. did just that on Saturday afternoon as he edged fellow 16-year-old and good friend 12th-seeded Akshay Bhatia of Wake Forest, North Carolina, 1 up, to capture the 71st annual USGA U.S. Junior Amateur Championship at Baltusrol ...

Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo dedicates Frank A. Cocchiola Playground in Nutley

Nutley, NJ – Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. dedicated the Frank A. Cocchiola Playground in Essex County Yanticaw Park on Tuesday, July 17.

The playground was redone with new apparatus and a rubberized safety surface as part of DiVincenzo’s ongoing initiative to ensure parks facilities are up to date and able to meet the needs of the community. The old ...

"Let’s Vote! A Fruitful Election Tale" at Nutley Farmers Market Sunday July 22

NUTLEY, NJ - Kids, join special guest Author Anita Iaco at our Sunday July 22 Market as she reads her book "Let’s Vote! A Fruitful Election Tale."

You are also invited to color, play games, and cast your vote for your favorite fruit from among the tasty candidates.

ALSO: Voter Registration! Don't miss the chance to have your voice heard. Learn more about ...

61 Year Old Man Arrested Following Call About Suspicious Incident at the Clock Tower in Nutley

NUTLEY, NJ - A 61 year old Nutley resident was placed under arrest and transported to Essex County Correctional Facility on Tuesday following a call about a suspicious incident.  

Nutley Police responded to the area of the Clock Tower on Tuesday. Upon arrival, they found David O'Connor, who was known to have an outstanding Nutley warrant. O'Connor was place under arrest ...

Indie Street Film Festival in Red Bank Starts Wednesday, July 25th

RED BANK, NJ - The third annual INDIE STREET FILM FESTIVAL, taking place throughout Red Bank July 25-29, will include screenings of more than 70 different independent feature and short films from around the world.

Open up your mind full of mush for five days of art, discussion and inspiration! 

Explore and discover cutting edge films and filmmakers who prove that the story is ...

Lawmakers Denounce SCOTUS Nomination at Essex County Courthouse

July 17, 2018

NEWARK, NJ - State Assemblywoman Eliana Pintor Marin said it was important to support local women’s health organizations at a state level should President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court justice nominee be approved.

The assemblywoman joined state Sen. Teresa Ruiz, congressional leaders and women's rights groups yesterday at the steps of the Essex County Courthouse ...

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

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

Ordinances

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

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

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

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

Charter School to Open at Site of Former Burnet Street School

July 21, 2018

NEWARK, NJ - The former Burnet Street Elementary School this fall will see its hallways filled with students again.

Marion P. Thomas Charter School will open the Performing Arts & Culinary Academy to pre-K through 8th grade students at 28 Burnet St. The site previously housed the Paulo Freire Charter School until 2016 and the Burnet Street School until 2012.

“I think it will ...

Rutgers-Newark Athletic Field Renamed to Honor Frederick Douglass

Newark, NJ – Long before Rutgers University-Newark created an athletic field on University Avenue, the abolitionist Frederick Douglass delivered an address in 1849 at a church that once stood there.

Rutgers Board of Governors approved a resolution to rename the field in honor of the time Douglass spent here. The field will now be called the Frederick Douglass ...

Rutgers Hikes Tuition, Student Fees for 2018-2019 Academic Year

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rutgers University Board of Governors today approved a 2.3 percent hike in tuition and fees, as well as increases for dorm rooms and meals, for the 2018-2019 academic year.

The increase now brings the annual cost for undergraduate students to $14,975, which is $337 more than this past school year.

Student housing will increase 1.9 percent, and ...

Nutley High School's Maroon and Gray June Issue Published

June 28, 2018

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

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

According to journalism ...

Club Spotlight: NHS United Club

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

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

Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo dedicates Frank A. Cocchiola Playground in Nutley

July 22, 2018

Nutley, NJ – Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. dedicated the Frank A. Cocchiola Playground in Essex County Yanticaw Park on Tuesday, July 17.

The playground was redone with new apparatus and a rubberized safety surface as part of DiVincenzo’s ongoing initiative to ensure parks facilities are up to date and able to meet the needs of the community. The old ...

Nutley Commissioners Green Light Rotary Car Show for September 12

NUTLEY, NJ - The Nutley Board of Commissioners formally approved the Nutley Rotary Club's plan to host a car show set for September 12 at Tuesday BOC meeting.. The club's first annual classic car show will benefit the Nutley PBA and FMBA.

The outdoor show will include classic cars, muscle cars, custom cars and other vehicles that celebrate our love ...

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

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

But the festival is not just about the music.

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

U.S. Junior Amateur: Michael Thorbjornsen Rallies to Edge Akshay Bhatia for Title

July 22, 2018

SPRINGFIELD, NJ - Find a way. Just find a way to grind and maybe an opportunity will present itself.

16-year-old and seventh-seed Michael Thorbjornsen of Wellesley, Mass. did just that on Saturday afternoon as he edged fellow 16-year-old and good friend 12th-seeded Akshay Bhatia of Wake Forest, North Carolina, 1 up, to capture the 71st annual USGA U.S. Junior Amateur Championship at Baltusrol ...

Video Emerges of Parents Arguing at Junior Baseball State Sectional Championships

FORT LEE, NJ -  Nutley made it to Junior League Baseball Section 2 Championship before falling to Saddle Brook last night. 

The game was marred by an incident that began in the bleachers during the third inning as parents representing both teams began shouting at each other.  The expletive-filled argument, behind the Nutley dugout and near child spectators, ...

Nutley Loses to Saddle Brook in Junior Baseball State Sectional Championship

FORT LEE, NJ - Nutley dropped the second and deciding game of the 14-and-under Junior League Baseball Section 2 Championship, losing to Saddle Brook 15-4 last night (July 20) at Lewis F. Cole Middle School Field Complex in Fort Lee.

One night earlier, Nutley suffered their first loss of the entire postseason to Saddle Brook 8-2 on Thursday in Game 1 of the Finals.  With ...

Throwback Thursday: 2017 Garden Party at Mountsier-Hardie Garden brings the village of Nutley together to help those in need

July 19, 2018

The 2018 Event "The Garden Party" is set for September 23. 

NUTLEY, NJ - Nutley Family Service Bureau held a Delightful Garden – Delicious Food fundraiser in early September 2017 at the Mountsier-Hardie Garden in Nutley. The over 200 attendees is just a stepping stone for the organization.

NFSB board member Ruth Bedford, of Nutley, said the event and NFSB are very well ...

Law Firm to Provide Free Legal Services to Low-Income Newarkers Facing Eviction

NEWARK, NJ - A Downtown Newark law firm has stepped up to provide free legal services to low-income tenants in the city who are facing eviction.

McCarter & English will dedicate a fellowship position at the law firm to take on this huge task in the city. Overall, 40,000 evictions in Newark were sought by landlords in 2016, according to a study from the Rutgers Center on Law, ...

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

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

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

61 Year Old Man Arrested Following Call About Suspicious Incident at the Clock Tower in Nutley

July 21, 2018

NUTLEY, NJ - A 61 year old Nutley resident was placed under arrest and transported to Essex County Correctional Facility on Tuesday following a call about a suspicious incident.  

Nutley Police responded to the area of the Clock Tower on Tuesday. Upon arrival, they found David O'Connor, who was known to have an outstanding Nutley warrant. O'Connor was place under arrest ...

Harrison Street in Nutley Closed at Bloomfield Ave for Repaving

NUTLEY, NJ - Residents and visitors to Nutley must plan alternate travel routes while Harrison St. is being repaved from Bloomfield Ave to East Passaic Ave. 

The project will be done in phases over the next several weeks. The first section being repaved is the section closest to Bloomfield Ave. 

 

It’s All About Respect and Discipline at Nutley Junior Police Academy

NUTLEY, NJ- Following directions, discipline and respect are the key traits needed by a first-responder or law enforcement official.  Those characteristics are being emphasized this week during the Nutley Junior Police Academy at Spring Garden School.

 

The free, week-long academy is open to Nutley residents in grades five through eight.  The eager students are learning ...

Essex County Residents Can Apply for County Farmers Market Vouchers at Watsessing Park Thursday

July 18, 2018

BLOOMFIELD, NJ - Representatives from Essex County will be at the Watsessing Park county farmers market Thursday July 19 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to process applications for senior citizen market vouchers. 

Qualifying senior citizens from Essex County can apply to receive $25 in vouchers that can be redeemed for fresh produce at participating farmers markets. 

The farmer at ...

3rd Annual Meadowlands BBQ Battle a Smokin’ Success

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - Seven competitors battled it out at Meadowlands Racing and Entertainment's 3rd Annual BBQ Battle on Saturday, July 14, all vying for $2,000 in prizes and most importantly, bragging rights. 

The BBQ categories of best Ribs, Brisket, Chicken, and Pulled Pork, came with a $500 prize to the winner of each category. A panel of five judges conducted a blind ...

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

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

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

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

New Restaurant Buys ‘Pocketed’ Westfield Liquor License

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

Though the restaurant does not ...

Top Stories This Week on TAPinto Nutley July 14 to 20, 2018

July 21, 2018

NUTLEY, NJ - Police rescues, planning board questions, traffic safety and Nutley teens in the Paper Mill Playhouse are among the top stories this week on TAPinto Nutley:

Officers from the Nutley Police Department responded to a 911 call on Sunday July 8 at 5 a.m. from a woman who was locked in the Burger King restaurant. Nutley Police Rescue Woman Locked in Burger King ...

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

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

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

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

July 15, 2018

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

Presbyterian Church Steeple, a Roxbury Landmark, Gets Overdue Attention

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

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

Missing Cat in Bloomfield: Have You Seen 'Garbage'

July 6, 2018

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

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

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

Dog Park Opens at Hilltop Reservation

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

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

Montclair Township Animal Shelter Reopens

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

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

'NJ 11th for Change' Turned Down for 'Get Out The Vote' Effort at Nutley Farmers Market

July 19, 2018

NUTLEY, NJ - At the June 19 open public meeting of the Nutley Board of Commissioners, resident Michael Evangelista, member of the group NJ 11th For Change, raised a question about why he was turned down by the township attorney for having the group set up a “get out the vote” effort at the Farmers’ Market. He was told it was because it had political affiliation. Evangelista ...

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

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

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

 

 

Rutgers Prof to Climb Alps for Climate Change Study on Glaciers

July 19, 2018

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Lauren Neitzke Adamo has long enjoyed hiking along trails and through forests and over rock formations largely to see the natural surroundings.

“I’ve been a huge science nerd all my life,” said Adamo, who has a doctorate degree and is co-director of the Rutgers University Geology museum in New Brunswick.

Next month Adamo will head to the Swiss Alps ...

Here’s How NJ’s Potential Bag Tax Could Affect Nutley

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Just as stricter recycling rules towns across New Jersey, including Nutley, the entire state could face a new tax on paper and plastic bags. A new bill passed in New Jersey Senate this June may have you opting for reusable bags at the supermarket and drug store.

Bill A3267 would impose a 5-cent fee on single-use bags in chains or any store with retail space ...

Randolph Girl Scout Raises Awareness of Chewing Gum Litter Dangers

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

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

Hunterdon Medical Center Program Saves Hearts and Lives

July 19, 2018

FLEMINGTON, NJ – Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the U.S., according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

But science shows that heart disease can be both prevented and reversed.

Hunterdon Healthcare, the corporate parent of Hunterdon Medical Center, offers the Dr. Dean Ornish Program for Reversing Heart Disease.

The program is nationally recognized ...

HMH Mountainside Medical Center Breaks Ground on Medical Office Building

MONTCLAIR/GLEN RIDGE, NJ - Construction is underway at the site of the new Mountainside Medical Center Office Building located at Hackensack Meridian Health Mountainside Medical Center.

Starting with a groundbreaking ceremony on July 10, township officials from Montclair and Glen Ridge, joined Mountainside leaders on the grounds of the former School of Nursing location at 1 Bay ...

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

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

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

From Track To Trail To Show Ring, This Thoroughbred Does It All

July 19, 2018

OLDSMAR, Fla. — The term “versatile” is applied to lots of horses and riders, but there are few pairings as versatile as that of Janelle Campbell and her 12-year-old chestnut thoroughbred gelding. It’s almost a case of you-name-it-they’ve-done-it, and now they are beginning the horse show chapter of their respective, intertwined careers.

Campbell, 33, of Oldsmar, ...

N.J. Horsewoman, Lisa Schmidt Will Teach Aspiring Dressage Judges

PITTSTOWN, N.J. — Lisa Schmidt, a United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) Senior ('S') Dressage Judge has been approved as the newest member of the USDF L Program Faculty, the United States Dressage Federation announced recently.

Schmidt operates out of Dutch Valley Equestrian in Pittstown, N.J.

Faculty members are responsible for providing instruction to and conducting ...

Equine Sanctuary Owner To Appear In Court On Animal Cruelty Charges

WATERFORD, N.J. — A woman operating an equine sanctuary is scheduled to appear in Camden County Superior Court on July 24 to answer dozens of charges after allegedly neglecting the animals in her care.

Sarah Rabinowitz, 62, of Waterford, who operates Labrador Hill Equine Sanctuary, was charged with with 57 counts of fourth degree “Causing Bodily Injury to a Living Animal or ...

Natural Pain Relief is as Close as Your Garden

July 19, 2018

Busy schedules, over indulging, and strenuous summer activities can lead to sore muscles, indigestion and headaches. When searching for pain relief, look no further than your own garden or your local farmer’s market. These five foods fresh from the garden – or pot – are packed with super pain-relieving and anti-inflammatory power.

Mint
Infuse mint into your tea or ice water ...

Summer Care for Perennial Gardens

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

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

Harvesting, Storing and Preserving Herbs from the Garden

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

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

Four Men Indicted in Murder of Rapper XXXTentacion

July 20, 2018

PARKLAND, FLA -  On Wednesday, July 18, a Broward County grand jury indicted four men involved in the mid-June murder of rapper XXXTentacion, a resident of Parkland, as he exited a Deerfield Beach business, according to the Broward County Sheriff's Office (BSO).  BSO detectives need the public's help in locating the two who remain at large.

The two-count ...

Arrest Made in Vandalism to Memorial for Fallen Paterson Firefighter

PATERSON, NJ- A Bloomfield man was arrested on Wednesday in connection with an incident in which a memorial plaque erected to commemorate the 1991 line of duty death of Paterson Firefighter John Nicosia was defaced. 

 

The plaque is located at 186 East Main Street, the site of the former Meyer Brothers Department Store, which was gutted by the blaze.

 

According to ...

Law Firm to Provide Free Legal Services to Low-Income Newarkers Facing Eviction

NEWARK, NJ - A Downtown Newark law firm has stepped up to provide free legal services to low-income tenants in the city who are facing eviction.

McCarter & English will dedicate a fellowship position at the law firm to take on this huge task in the city. Overall, 40,000 evictions in Newark were sought by landlords in 2016, according to a study from the Rutgers Center on Law, ...

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

July 2, 2018

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

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

Associated Press Changes Your Frequent Flier Status

July 19, 2018

NEW YORK, NY - This week the Associated Press reminded travel media that a person who flies a great deal is a 'frequent flyer,' not a 'flier.' 

According to AP, the style rule changed in 2017. 'Flier' is used on the in the phrase take a flier, meaning to take a big risk.

 

Save The Date For The Annual Passaic County Fair

The Passaic County Board of Chosen Freeholders in partnership with Friends of Passaic County Parks, Inc. will be hosting the annual county fair from Thursday, Aug. 16 to Sunday, Aug. 19 at Garret Mountain Reservation.

The County Fair will be open from 6 to 11 p.m. on Thursday and Friday, and 3 to 11 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Festivities will include fireworks on Friday and Saturday, ...

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

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

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Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo dedicates Frank A. Cocchiola Playground in Nutley

July 22, 2018

Nutley, NJ – Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. dedicated the Frank A. Cocchiola Playground in Essex County Yanticaw Park on Tuesday, July 17.

The playground was redone with new apparatus and a rubberized safety surface as part of DiVincenzo’s ongoing initiative to ensure parks facilities are up to date and able to meet the needs of the community. The old ...

"Let’s Vote! A Fruitful Election Tale" at Nutley Farmers Market Sunday July 22

NUTLEY, NJ - Kids, join special guest Author Anita Iaco at our Sunday July 22 Market as she reads her book "Let’s Vote! A Fruitful Election Tale."

You are also invited to color, play games, and cast your vote for your favorite fruit from among the tasty candidates.

ALSO: Voter Registration! Don't miss the chance to have your voice heard. Learn more about ...

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Sun, July 22, 9:00 AM

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JerseyFresh Nutley Farmers Market

Food & Drink Health & Wellness

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Mon, July 23, 4:00 PM

Bellevue Avenue Branch, Upper Montclair

Ants in the Pants: Children’s Author Jolie Della ...

Education

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Mon, July 23, 7:00 PM

Hospital Auditorium, Glen Ridge

Tour of the Birthing Center

Health & Wellness

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Tue, July 24, 2:00 PM

Montclair Public Library, Auditorium, Montclair

What’s All That Jazz About? with Shenole Latimer

Arts & Entertainment Education

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Wed, July 25, 7:00 PM

Verona Civic Center Square, Verona

Verona Summer Concert Series!

Arts & Entertainment Business & Finance Food & Drink Government

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Meadowlands Discovery Sunset Eco-Cruise

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

July 4, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

The World Economic Forum’s Technology Pioneers ...

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

July 20, 2018

Newark, NJ - The city is using the power of eminent domain to reduce the number of condemned homes and vacant lots scattered throughout the West Ward.

The redevelopment plan for the West Ward was introduced in 2016 and encompasses properties from the border of Irvington to South 13th Street between South Orange Avenue and 16th Avenue. One of the main goals of the plan is to support new ...

Newark's North Ward: The Center of the City's Car Culture

NEWARK, NJ—It started six years ago with a September car show and family friendly community event on Mt. Prospect Avenue. Today, Thursday evenings at the Mt. Prospect Marketplace feature Cruiser Nights in season. A second car show event in June attracted nearly 100 classic cars and auto enthusiasts of all ages. 

Now, the busy North Ward corridor has become the center of car culture ...

An Evening with Dianne Grossman, Mallory's Mom & Founder of Mallory's Army

July 20, 2018

SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- Mallory Rose Grossman, a 12-year-old girl from Rockaway, NJ, took her own life on June 14, 2017, after enduring horrific bullying. Following the pain of this senseless tragedy, her parents, Dianne and Seth Grossman, started a charitable foundation called Mallory’s Army™. Its mission is to change behavior, provide education to parents, and create enrichment ...

Mayors Push for Law Permitting Driver's License for Immigrants

PERTH AMBOY, NJ - Five mayors from northern and central New Jersey today called for passage of a state law permitting immigrants to get driver's licenses even if they are undocumented, saying it boosts public safety as well as the economy.

"This is important for every resident for a better life and a better life for the state of New Jersey," said Perth Amboy Mayor Wilda ...

Indie Street Film Festival in Red Bank Starts Wednesday, July 25th

July 21, 2018

RED BANK, NJ - The third annual INDIE STREET FILM FESTIVAL, taking place throughout Red Bank July 25-29, will include screenings of more than 70 different independent feature and short films from around the world.

Open up your mind full of mush for five days of art, discussion and inspiration! 

Explore and discover cutting edge films and filmmakers who prove that the story is ...

Shore Report: End of an Era for Landmark Schneider’s Restaurant in Avon-by-the-Sea

AVON-BY-THE-SEA, NJ — Nearly 10 months after it was ravaged by fire, Schneider’s restaurant in Avon-by-the-Sea was demolished this week — piece by nostalgic piece.

The demolition, which began on July 16 and took three days to complete, attracted dozens of onlookers who shared stories about the iconic German restaurant at 801 Main Street. For nearly five decades, ...

Nutley High School's Maroon and Gray June Issue Published

June 28, 2018

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

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

According to journalism ...

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

Dear Nutley Parents, Staff and Community,

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

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

August 2018 Programs at the Nutley Public Library

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

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

Rock Painting for Adults Program at Nutley Public Library Aug 4

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

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

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

The Art Association of Rutherford Exhibits at the Nutley Public Library

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

Nutley Police Department Blotter July 14 to July 20, 2018

July 21, 2018

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

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

Anyone who has information regarding any crimes ...

5 Questions To Ask If Someone You Know Expresses Suicidal Ideation

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

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

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

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

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

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

Nutley Baseball Camp offers Top Quality Experience for Children

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

Fall Festival In The Park Slated For September 30

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

The Jaffe Briefing - July 19, 2018

TRENTON - Once the state budget is adopted June 30, you'd think the governor gets a break from scrutiny. Unless you are former Gov. Chris Christie, sitting in that beach chair. Or, now, Gov. Phil Murphy, getting wacked for having the players on his Sky Blue FC pro women's soccer team living in alleged squalor. Living in houses with plastic bags for windows, sleeping in bunk ...

Parent Praises Nutley Police, Fire, EMS for Week at Junior Police Academy

July 20, 2018

To the Editor: Lily graduated today from the Junior Police Academy and I need to take a minute and gush about how amazing it was.

We are recent residents and this was the first program we've ever tried. Honestly, I thought the whole thing was going to be too good to be true but it exceeded all our expectations. The camp was free and included grades 5-8 and all we had to do was submit a ...

To Our Current and Future Representatives

To Our Current and Future Representatives - Wherever They May Be:

We can never forget we are a nation of immigrants. 

We cannot fall prey to fear, ignorance and anger when we  have been historically driven by freedom and justice. 

We must have the courage and will to fight hate, bigotry and prejudice. 

We must not wake up to what we hoped was a bad dream and ...

Bringing Affordable Housing to New Jersey

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

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

5 Simple Ways to Save Water this Summer

July 16, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

HMH Mountainside Medical Center to Host Free Film Screening, Aug. 29

July 21, 2018

MONTCLAIR, NJ - Montclair Film today announced a partnership with Hackensack Meridian Health Mountainside Medical Center for a free screening of MILK (2015) on Wednesday, August 29th at 10:30 am at Montclair Film’s Cinema505.

The screening, presented in celebration of World Breastfeeding Month, seeks to educate and promote breastfeeding among nursing and expecting mothers. Parents and ...

Matarazzo Farms Farmers Market Every Tuesday in Cedar Grove

CEDAR GROVE, NJ - Join Matarazzo Farms for its Farmer's Market every Tuesday through the fall at the new Cedar Grove Park on Fairview Avenue from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. directly in front of the Robert J. O'Toole Community center in Cedar Grove.

Matarazzo Farms will have fresh local produce naturally grown plus some other specialties like fresh cut ...

Edison Based India Day Parade Kick's Off in Washington D.C.

In a “Kickoff Event” for the annual India Day Parade, taking place this year on August 12th in Edison, members of the Indian Business Association descended on Capitol Hill to promote national awareness of the annual celebration and highlight policy issues affecting Indian-Americans.

 

The event, held in the conference room of House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer, was ...

People I've Known and Been: Little by Little by Rich Little

People I've Known and Been: Little by Little by Rich Little (Dog Ear Publishing, 2015)

 

Rich Little is a national treasure; a living encyclopedia of movie stars, comedians, and former presidents all wrapped into one dynamic package. Recently, my husband and I had the good fortune to see Little perform at the Tropicana in Las Vegas, where he has been doing his uncanny ...

Lucia, Lucia by Adriani Trigiani

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

 

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

The Anatomy of Escape by Mike Blue

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

 

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

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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