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Chabad Short Hills Center for Jewish Life Opens on So. Orange Avenue

September 25, 2018

LIVINGSTON, NJ — The local Jewish community came out in spades earlier this month to celebrate the opening of the new Chabad at Short Hills Center for Jewish Life, located at 650 South Orange Avenue where Livingston and Short Hills meet.

Among the local dignitaries at the grand opening event and ribbon cutting ceremony were the mayors and some council members from both Livingston ...

Shabazz HS Football Player, Shot 6 Times, Returns as Quarterback

NEWARK, NJ - When Jaheem Burks was shot six times in January, his coach at Malcolm X Shabazz High School didn’t think the teen would live - let alone ever play football again.

“He looked at me with the coldest stare and said, ‘I’m gonna play this year,’” recalled Shabazz High School Bulldogs Coach Darnell Grant, even though he assumed the ...

Jazz, Classical & Contemporary Music on Display at Nutley Family Service Bureau Garden Party

NUTLEY, NJ -  An array of eclectic music kept the attendees entertained this past Sunday during the Nutley Family Service Bureau’s Garden Party at Mountsier-Hardie Garden on Rutgers Place.

As the crowd strolled through the more than two-and-a-third garden acres on private grounds, they feasted on fabulous food from top local restaurants and sipped a variety of wines, all while ...

ROI-NJ Celebrates One Year Anniversary Of Online And Print Publication

CEDAR KNOLLS, NJ - Tom Bergeron, Editor and Chief Content Officer of ROI-NJ, speaks with TAPintoTV on the one-year anniversary of its launch. ROI-NJ (Return on Information, New Jersey) is a media company created to inform and connect businesses across the state.

"We're thrilled to celebrate the one-year anniversary of ROI-NJ. It's been a year, and we're stunned," ...

Chatham Residents Warn of "Fatburg" That Hit Their Home; Seek Relief from Borough of Chatham Council & Morris County JIF

CHATHAM, NJ - Last January, John Pryor heard what he thought were the sounds of a washing machine running in his basement. Then he realized that the washing machine wasn't running and went to see what was making the sound.

What he saw raw was sewage pouring into his basement from a toilet. Before the source - a "Fatburg" - was finally contained, it had pushed more than 16 inches ...

Weight Restrictions Remain in Place on Third River Bridges during Centre St Bridge Construction in Nutley

September 24, 2018

NUTLEY, NJ - Weight restrictions remain in place on bridges crossing the Third River at Chestnut St, Vreeland Ave, and Harrison St. as construction continues on the Centre St. bridge. 

On June 7, an ordinance “Weight Restrictions” was introduced by Commissioner Alphonse Petracco. Centre St, a county road, is a major route for trucks serving and traveling through the ...

TAPinto Newark Editor Mark J. Bonamo to Appear on 'My9 New Jersey Now' Public Affair Show at Noon

Please tune in today Sunday, September 23 at 12 noon on Channel 9 WWOR (My9nj), where Mark J. Bonamo, in his capacity as editor of TAPinto Newark will appear on the My9 New Jersey Now public affairs show.

The main topic discussed during the show, hosted by Dianne Doctor, is New Jersey's 7th Congressional District race between Democrat Tom Malinowski and ...

Assembly Speaker Coughlin to Announce Legislative Package to Address Hunger in NJ

Woodbridge, NJ -  Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin on Monday will announce a series of proposals to address food insecurity and tackle hunger in the state.  The Speaker will be joined by Anti-Poverty Network of New Jersey Executive Director Renee Wolf Koubiadis, Food Pantry Worker and Edison Councilman Joe Coyle, Chair of Woodbridge’s We Feed Committee Peter Barcelona, Community ...

League of Woman Voters To Host Candidate Night November 1

September 24, 2018

NUTLEY, NJ - The League of Woman Voters will host a Candidate Night ahead of the Nutley Board of Education Election. Election day is November 6. 

'Candidate Night' will take place on the evening Thursday November 1 at the Nutley Museum. 

The time of Candidate Night was not available at press time. 

TAPinto Nutley will be there to cover the ...

Nutley Raider Marching Band Takes Two First Place Wins on Saturday

NUTLEY, NJ - The Nutley Raider Marching Band took first place finishes in two competitions on Saturday. Competitions were held at Montville and Lenape Valley.

Winning is nothing new to the Raiders, in 2017, they clobbered the competition, earned $10,000, and played at the pre-game show at the Taxslayer Bowl in Jacksonville, FL. TAPinto Nutley was there when they returned ...

TAPinto Nutley is hiring a Raiders Marching Band Correspondent

NUTLEY, NJ - TAPinto Nutley has an immediate opening for a 'Nutley Raiders Marching Band Correspondent' to cover marching band competitions and report band news and events. 

The ideal person will have 'insider access' to the band, and must follow all security and safety protocols established by the Nutley Public Schools district. This is a great ...

Jazz, Classical & Contemporary Music on Display at Nutley Family Service Bureau Garden Party

September 25, 2018

NUTLEY, NJ -  An array of eclectic music kept the attendees entertained this past Sunday during the Nutley Family Service Bureau’s Garden Party at Mountsier-Hardie Garden on Rutgers Place.

As the crowd strolled through the more than two-and-a-third garden acres on private grounds, they feasted on fabulous food from top local restaurants and sipped a variety of wines, all while ...

Nutley Raider Marching Band Takes Two First Place Wins on Saturday

NUTLEY, NJ - The Nutley Raider Marching Band took first place finishes in two competitions on Saturday. Competitions were held at Montville and Lenape Valley.

Winning is nothing new to the Raiders, in 2017, they clobbered the competition, earned $10,000, and played at the pre-game show at the Taxslayer Bowl in Jacksonville, FL. TAPinto Nutley was there when they returned ...

Holy Family Roman Catholic Church Italian Festival Continues This Weekend

NUTLEY, NJ - Holy Family Roman Catholic Church’s Annual Italian Festival continues this weekend with the midway open 4 p.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday and Sunday from noon to 9 p.m.

The feast, in celebration of Our Lady of Sorrows, will honor Maria Santissima Addolorata.

On Saturday Mass will be celebrated at 5:30 p.m. in English and 7:00 p.m. in Italian. 

On Sunday Mass is at ...

Shabazz HS Football Player, Shot 6 Times, Returns as Quarterback

September 25, 2018

NEWARK, NJ - When Jaheem Burks was shot six times in January, his coach at Malcolm X Shabazz High School didn’t think the teen would live - let alone ever play football again.

“He looked at me with the coldest stare and said, ‘I’m gonna play this year,’” recalled Shabazz High School Bulldogs Coach Darnell Grant, even though he assumed the ...

Belleville Beats Bloomfield 2-1 in Double OT Girls Soccer Thriller

BELLEVILLE, NJ- It took more than 13 minutes of extra play for the Belleville Buccaneers to defeat the Bloomfield Bengals 2-1 in a Super Essex Conference, Liberty Division girl’s varsity soccer game yesterday afternoon (Thursday, September 20).

Bloomfield was looking for their first conference win, but it took double overtime for the Buccaneers to spoil their effort at Clearman Field in ...

Historical Society of Bloomfield Scores Big with Vintage Baseball Event

BLOOMFIELD, NJ -  The Historical Society of Bloomfield (HSOB) hosted a vintage baseball game on Sept. 15 at Wright’s Field, which borders the historic Morris Canal Greenway in Bloomfield. Nineteenth century baseball club The Hoboken Nine took on The Bloomfield Buzzards, with the Hoboken Nine winning 20 to 6. 

The game, organized by Bloomfield resident and HSOB Recording ...

Jazz, Classical & Contemporary Music on Display at Nutley Family Service Bureau Garden Party

September 25, 2018

NUTLEY, NJ -  An array of eclectic music kept the attendees entertained this past Sunday during the Nutley Family Service Bureau’s Garden Party at Mountsier-Hardie Garden on Rutgers Place.

As the crowd strolled through the more than two-and-a-third garden acres on private grounds, they feasted on fabulous food from top local restaurants and sipped a variety of wines, all while ...

Missed The NFSB Garden Party? Eileen Painter Shared Some Simple Ways That You Can Help in Nutley

NUTLEY, NJ - The Nutley Family Service Bureau annual 'Garden Party' was a rocking success, and a jazzy one, and a classical one ... but just because you missed the music and food, doesn't mean that you still cannot help make a difference for those in need in Nutley. 

Nutley Family Service Bureau (NFSB) Executive Director Eileen Painter told a gathered group of ...

Everyone's Ready for the Nutley Family Service Bureau Garden Party, and You Can Still Join Them

NUTLEY, NJ - The chefs are doing their prep work, the musicians are tuning their instruments, and the tent has been set up in anticipation of the second annual "Garden Party" to benefit Nutley Family Service Bureau. The only thing missing is you. Tickets for the Sunday afternoon event will be available at the garden gate at 205 Rutgers Place in Nutley. 

Nutley Family ...

Nutley Police Terminate High Speed Pursuit on Route 21

September 23, 2018

NUTLEY, NJ - Officers from the Nutley Police Department terminated a vehicle pursuit that reached speeds in excess of 100 mph but the driver really didn't get away. 

On Monday, officers attempted to make a motor vehicle stop on Route 21. The vehicle, a Nissan 350, was weaving dangerously through traffic in speeds of 105 mph in a 55 mph zone. Several unsafe lane changes were made, the ...

David Wilson Talks Prevention During “Fire in Our Lives” Book Event at Nutley Library

NUTLEY, NJ- Significances of safety and well-being during times of natural and man-made disasters are issues tackled in the book “Fire in Our Lives” by author David Wilson.  Those topics were also discussed Thursday, September 20, during a Book Talk and Autograph Signing at the Nutley Public Library.
 
It’s a cyclopedic book on advices and experiences taken from ...

3 Bloomfield Youths Among 4 Arrested in Connection with Targeted Home Invasion Burglary In Nutley

NUTLEY, NJ - Three Bloomfield juveniles, and a 19 year old Newark woman were charged with burglary, weapons possession, and conspiracy charges following a targeted home invasion in Nutley on Wednesday. A fifth person was charged with controlled substance possession.

The Nutley Police Department was answering a suspicious persons call on Ravine Ave. Upon arrival to the area, the police ...

Tuesday is Sunday at Essex Junction in Bloomfield Center for National Cheeseburger Day

September 18, 2018

BLOOMFIELD, NJ - Today is National Cheeseburger Day, and Essex Junction in Bloomfield Center is celebrating by offering their Sunday afternoon specials today. National Cheeseburger Day is celebrated each year on September 18. 

In recognition of National Cheeseburger Day, owner Jeremy Goldberg and his team are offering their Sunday specials today. The specials include $12 ...

Bahar LLC Recalls Frozen, Raw Beef Dumpling Products Produced Without Benefit of Inspection

WASHINGTON, Sept. 4, 2018 – Bahar LLC., a Clifton, N.J. establishment, is recalling approximately 2,344 pounds of frozen, raw beef dumplings products that were produced without the benefit of federal inspection, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.
 
The frozen, raw beef dumpling items were produced from May 2, 2018 to ...

Jazzy Vegetarian Reveals The Secret Of Pumpkin Spice

Pumpkin spice, or pumpkin pie spice, is a combination of warm spices originally blended to create the spice blend for pumpkin pie. From time to time a “food journalist” will get their knickers in a twist and write ad nauseam about the final product not containing any pumpkin. ARGH! Keep in mind that spaghetti sauce does not contain any spaghetti and cake frosting does not contain any ...

Escape to the Islands on October 7, Right in Bloomfield

BLOOMFIELD, NJ - Brookdale Reformed Church on Bellevue Ave in Bloomfield NJ will host 'A Taste of the Caribbean' on the afternoon of Sunday October 7. 

The event is a part of the congregation's celebration of their faith community with food and music from the homeland of the members. The congregation celebrated the Asian heritage of congregants this past Spring.

A suggested ...

Michael Giaimo Brings ‘Good Vibes’ Vinyasa Yoga and Kombucha Bar to Nutley

September 24, 2018

NUTLEY, NJ- You could feel the positive energy flowing down Franklin Avenue on Saturday afternoon as Nutley’s newest business, Good Vibes Vinyasa Yoga and Kombucha Bar, held a formal Grand Opening celebration.
 
The festivities at the modern studio included complimentary yoga classes, a live band, Kombucha samples and refreshments from Vilardo's Deli.  The studio opened in ...

TAPinto TV is now on TAPinto Nutley

NUTLEY, NJ - TAPinto TV, the video news section of TAPinto.net is now on TAPintoNutley.net. 

The new section will feature short videos featuring news, news makers, and innovators from around the Garden State.  

TAPintoNutley.net is the only locally owned news organization serving the Township of Nutley, and is a member of the New Jersey Press ...

Bucco Couture Celebrates Italian American Heritage Month in Nutley

NUTLEY, NJ - Bucco Couture kicked off the celebration of Italian American Heritage month this week by celebrating Italian fashion with a bit of American pride. 

Owner Carmen Bucco wanted to reflect his Italian American heritage in the windows of his Franklin Ave men's store ahead of the annual parade on Sunday October 7. One window features a "Happy Columbus Day" banner ...

Chabad Short Hills Center for Jewish Life Opens on So. Orange Avenue

September 25, 2018

LIVINGSTON, NJ — The local Jewish community came out in spades earlier this month to celebrate the opening of the new Chabad at Short Hills Center for Jewish Life, located at 650 South Orange Avenue where Livingston and Short Hills meet.

Among the local dignitaries at the grand opening event and ribbon cutting ceremony were the mayors and some council members from both Livingston ...

Montville Chabad to Present Holocaust Speaker Oct. 16

MONTVILLE, NJ – Chabad of Montville presents a first-hand story of courage and faith from Tuky Treitel, a survivor of the Holocaust, presented Tuesday, Oct. 16 at 7:30 p.m. at the Montville Township Public Library.

Tuky Treitel is a survivor. At the tender age of six, she was entrusted with the responsibility of looking after her younger brother and cousin. Her orderal, written by her ...

Holy Family Roman Catholic Church Italian Festival Continues This Weekend

NUTLEY, NJ - Holy Family Roman Catholic Church’s Annual Italian Festival continues this weekend with the midway open 4 p.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday and Sunday from noon to 9 p.m.

The feast, in celebration of Our Lady of Sorrows, will honor Maria Santissima Addolorata.

On Saturday Mass will be celebrated at 5:30 p.m. in English and 7:00 p.m. in Italian. 

On Sunday Mass is at ...

Help The AAEP Foundation Equine Disaster Relief Fund Aid Hurricane Florence Equine Victims

September 19, 2018

LEXINGTON, Ky. — As Hurricane Florence makes landfall in the eastern Carolinas, the AAEP Foundation is accepting charitable contributions from individuals and industry organizations in support of its Equine Disaster Relief Fund.

Just as was done in 2017 during hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria, the Foundation will work with agencies and veterinarians in the region to identify the needs ...

Update: Best Friend Reunited With Her People

NUTLEY, NJ - This black dog was found going for a stroll in the Spring Garden section of Nutley earlier today. As lovely as that part of town is, it is fair to assume that the dog's people are missing her. 

After her story was shared on TAPinto Nutley and by members of the community on social media, we are happy to report that this lovely lady was reunited with her ...

Still Waiting....Edith The Donkey Keeps Everybody Guessing When The Stork To Arrive

THREE BRIDGES, N.J. — Anticipation.....

It's been three months since it was determined that Edith the donkey was expecting. As of the morning of Sept. 17, the stork had yet to arrive. 

Donkeys, Edith and her daughter, Gloria were a gift to Christiana Capra, founder and director of Spring Reins of Life, (SRoL). The organization is a non-profit , EAGALA (Equine Assisted Growth ...

Carson Wheelie - This Jersey Dog Rolls on Two Wheels

RED BANK, NJ - While visiting south Jersey I saw this couple walking their dog.

Nothing unusual about that, right?

Except I was fascinated by the Roman chariot-like harness that their dog was attached to.

Chrissy and David Daniel opened up their home and their hearts to “Carson”, a mixed breed they picked up at a shelter knowing full well of his disability caused by ...

League of Woman Voters To Host Candidate Night November 1

September 24, 2018

NUTLEY, NJ - The League of Woman Voters will host a Candidate Night ahead of the Nutley Board of Education Election. Election day is November 6. 

'Candidate Night' will take place on the evening Thursday November 1 at the Nutley Museum. 

The time of Candidate Night was not available at press time. 

TAPinto Nutley will be there to cover the ...

TAPinto Newark Editor Mark J. Bonamo to Appear on 'My9 New Jersey Now' Public Affair Show at Noon

Please tune in today Sunday, September 23 at 12 noon on Channel 9 WWOR (My9nj), where Mark J. Bonamo, in his capacity as editor of TAPinto Newark will appear on the My9 New Jersey Now public affairs show.

The main topic discussed during the show, hosted by Dianne Doctor, is New Jersey's 7th Congressional District race between Democrat Tom Malinowski and ...

Skylar and Kai Register to Vote at the Greenutley Farmers Market

NUTLEY, NJ - Skylar and Kai, both Jets fans, registered to vote today at the Greenutley Farmers Market. The voter registration table was hosted by the League of Women Voters. 

Residents, and people working in Nutley, can fill out voter registration forms in town hall. Voter registration forms are available at most town hall buildings in the Garden State. 

The last date to register ...

Chatham Residents Warn of "Fatburg" That Hit Their Home; Seek Relief from Borough of Chatham Council & Morris County JIF

September 25, 2018

CHATHAM, NJ - Last January, John Pryor heard what he thought were the sounds of a washing machine running in his basement. Then he realized that the washing machine wasn't running and went to see what was making the sound.

What he saw raw was sewage pouring into his basement from a toilet. Before the source - a "Fatburg" - was finally contained, it had pushed more than 16 inches ...

Shopping Carts in the Wild on Passaic Ave in Nutley NJ

NUTLEY, NJ - Inspired by Glen Ridge ex-pat Julie Jordan Scott of Bakersfield CA, TAPinto Nutley is continuing its summer photo safari of 'Shopping Carts in the Wild' into fall. 

This steel and plastic cart was seen lurking near the historic cemetery on Passaic Ave.

As migratory habits of these feral beasts is unknown, our photographers will be curious to see if they ...

Nutley Skies Expected to Dry Out in time for 'Coco' on Friday, and Farmers Market on Sunday

NUTLEY, NJ - According to the National Weather Service (NWS), rain and thunderstorms are expected to continue over the township until Thursday.

Drier skies are expected for for Friday, when Nutley Parks and Recreation presents 'Coco' on the big screen on Tangorra Field at the Nutley Park Oval, Saturday's home game against Wayne Valley, and Sunday's ...

Michael Giaimo Brings ‘Good Vibes’ Vinyasa Yoga and Kombucha Bar to Nutley

September 24, 2018

NUTLEY, NJ- You could feel the positive energy flowing down Franklin Avenue on Saturday afternoon as Nutley’s newest business, Good Vibes Vinyasa Yoga and Kombucha Bar, held a formal Grand Opening celebration.
 
The festivities at the modern studio included complimentary yoga classes, a live band, Kombucha samples and refreshments from Vilardo's Deli.  The studio opened in ...

Veterans Ride Horses Through New York City To Raise Awareness Of Suicide

NEW YORK, N.Y. — Police horses and carriage horses were not the only equines in New York City on Sept. 15 — several riders on horses in western saddles took an extended tour of the Big Apple to raise awareness about suicide among veterans.

BraveHearts, based in Illinois, took 10 veterans, a gold star father, and three support staff on a 20-mile ride through the concrete ...

Assembly Speaker Coughlin to Announce Legislative Package to Address Hunger in NJ

Woodbridge, NJ -  Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin on Monday will announce a series of proposals to address food insecurity and tackle hunger in the state.  The Speaker will be joined by Anti-Poverty Network of New Jersey Executive Director Renee Wolf Koubiadis, Food Pantry Worker and Edison Councilman Joe Coyle, Chair of Woodbridge’s We Feed Committee Peter Barcelona, Community ...

It's A Boy! Edith The Donkey Delivers Foal On Sept. 24

September 24, 2018

THREE BRIDGES, N.J. — The long wait is over. 

Three months after it was determined that Edith the donkey was expecting, a baby boy was delivered at 1:01 a.m. on Sept. 24 after a little more than two hours of labor. 

Jamie Hahn who correctly guessed the birth date will the rights for the new long-eared lad. For each $10 donation, donors had the option to guess when ...

Standardbred Adoption Special Runs Through Oct. 15

CREAM RIDGE, N.J. — The Standardbred Retirement Foundation (SRF) is offering an adoption special through Oct. 15, 2018.

The fee for all horses is $350 and companion horses have no fee at all.  

There are more than 100 to choose from, most are not on the SRF website yet because they come and go so quickly. Potential adopted can describe what they are looking for on the ...

Taylor Griffiths Wins Region 2 Maclay Championship

NORTH SALEM, N.Y. — Taylor Griffiths of Brewster, N.Y. captured the Region 2 ASPCA/NHSAA Maclay Championship at Old Salem Farm.

Old Salem Farm hosted both the Region 1 and 2 championships on Sept. 22.

Elite equitation riders from both regions competed at Old Salem Farm with hopes to qualify for the coveted ASPCA Maclay Horsemanship Championship, to be held at the National Horse Show ...

Chatham Residents Warn of "Fatburg" That Hit Their Home; Seek Relief from Borough of Chatham Council & Morris County JIF

September 25, 2018

CHATHAM, NJ - Last January, John Pryor heard what he thought were the sounds of a washing machine running in his basement. Then he realized that the washing machine wasn't running and went to see what was making the sound.

What he saw raw was sewage pouring into his basement from a toilet. Before the source - a "Fatburg" - was finally contained, it had pushed more than 16 inches ...

Colorful Vines and Groundcovers for the Fall Garden

Create a colorful and fragrant fall finale in your garden with groundcovers and vines. Blanket the earth with hardy groundcovers that add seasonal interest. Then direct your eye skyward with vines climbing on trellises, fences and arbors.

Add a cloud of fragrant beauty with the white flowers of sweet autumn clematis. This vigorous vine quickly covers arbors and trellises, providing a colorful ...

Beth's Book Review is on TAPinto Nutley Every Friday

NUTLEY, NJ - Each week Beth Moroney shares her latest book review in her column "Beth's Book Review' on TAPinto Nutley. Reviews range from the latest thrillers, memoirs, to self improvement and classics.   

Moroney is a former English teacher and administrator in the Edison Public School District, specialized in teaching Creative Writing and ...

Comic Book Artist Admits to Distribution of Child Pornography

September 18, 2018

NEWARK, NJ — A comic book artist from West Orange admitted in federal court on Monday to distributing thousands of images and videos of child sexual abuse, according to U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito

Timothy Yates, 31, who was previously arrested and charged by complaint on April 4, pleaded guilty before Senior U.S. District Judge Katharine Hayden in Newark to information charging him ...

New Acting Essex County Prosecutor Appointed by Gov. Murphy

NEWARK, NJ - The head of the Essex County Surrogate Court was appointed today by Gov. Phil Murphy as acting county prosecutor.

Theodore “Ted” Stephens II, who was first elected as the county surrogate in 2012, will replace acting Essex County Prosecutor Robert D. Laurino. Stephens' position will remain acting until the state Senate confirms the governor’s ...

State Gets Two Week Extension to Answer School Integration Lawsuit; Settlement Possible

TRENTON, NJ— A request for a two-week extension has been awarded to the state of New Jersey to answer a lawsuit seeking to integrate New Jersey's schools, indicating that a settlement could be possible.

A new deadline of Sept. 14 has been set.

In a letter sent to Mercer County Superior Court Judge Mary Jacobson yesterday, state Attorney General Gurbir Grewal said that the request ...

Among NJ Best Public High Schools Nutley High School Jumps 20 Points

September 13, 2018

NUTLEY NJ - On a ranking list recently published by NJ Monthly Magazine of 305 high schools in New Jersey, Nutley High School came at number 146. This is a move of 20 place up from 166 in 2016.

The criteria was measured based on three categories: School Environment, Student Performance and Student Outcomes.

In nearby towns, Bloomfield dropped 12 points from 259 to 271, ...

Nutley High School Ranked 146 on NJ Monthly List of New Jersey High Schools

NUTLEY NJ - On a ranking list recently published by NJ Monthly Magazine of 305 high schools in New Jersey, Nutley High School came at number 146. This is a move of 20 place up from 166 in 2016.

The criteria was measured based on three categories: School Environment, Student Performance and Student Outcomes.

According to the methodology, data for the New Jersey ...

Spooky Schedule Set for AddamsFest in Westfield

September 24, 2018

WESTFIELD, NJ — The full schedule for AddamsFest has been announced on AddamsFest.com, and it’s jam-packed with events for people of all ages.

The town-wide celebration will honor Westfield native Charles Addams and his most famous creation, "The Addams Family," throughout October all around town, with a slew of events planned for the Friday and weekend just before ...

Parkway’s Exact Change Lanes to Disappear from Major Toll Plazas Before End of Year

WOODBRIDGE, NJ — Exact change lanes on the Garden State Parkway’s major toll plazas are soon to be a memory. But they will remain at all but one of the toll road’s 23 entrance and exit ramps.

The automatic coin machines at all 11 “mainland barrier” plazas, including Asbury Park in Monmouth County and Toms River and Barnegat in Ocean County, will be removed and ...

Happening this weekend: Fall Harvest Festival at Morristown Historical Farm

MORRISTOWN, NJ -  Enjoy a fun filled day of wagon rides, farm animals, live music and hands-on activities at the Fall Harvest at Fosterfields Living Historic Farm. The event takes place on Sunday September 16 from 12 noon - 5pm.

Visitors can hop aboard the open-air wagon for a scenic ride around the farm, visit the friendly farm animals, lend a hand churning butter and pressing ...

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18th Annual Walker-thon takes over Nutley Streets and Parks Friday September 28

September 21, 2018

NUTLEY, NJ - Hundreds of current and former Nutley Public Schools students will take to the streets and parks of the township to celebrate education and the memory of John H. Walker on Friday September 28. The annual Walker-thon brings the community to raise funds for scholarships for Nutley High School students and other educational endeavors. The fun begins, and ends, at ...

Save the Date: Movie Under The Stars is Disney's 'Coco' Oct 12 on the Nutley Park Oval

NUTLEY, NJ - The Nutley Department of Parks and Recreation will show Disney's 'Coco' on October 12. The family friendly film will be shown at dusk on the Nutley Park Oval. 

Sunset on October 12  will take place at 6:12 p.m. EDT. 

This event also appears on the TAPinto Nutley Community Calender. 

 

 

ROI-NJ Celebrates One Year Anniversary Of Online And Print Publication

September 25, 2018

CEDAR KNOLLS, NJ - Tom Bergeron, Editor and Chief Content Officer of ROI-NJ, speaks with TAPintoTV on the one-year anniversary of its launch. ROI-NJ (Return on Information, New Jersey) is a media company created to inform and connect businesses across the state.

"We're thrilled to celebrate the one-year anniversary of ROI-NJ. It's been a year, and we're stunned," ...

Bloomfield Mayor and Council Give Away 170+ Backpacks at Family Fun Event

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Mayor Michael Venezia and the entire Bloomfield Township Mayor's Council, give away backpacks and school supplies to over 170 children during a family fun event at the newly opened Felton Field Community Police Substation.

Wartyna Davis, Bloomfield Councilwoman-At-Large, speaks about the impact that the township's annual school supply drive and family fun event ...

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Walsh Gallery at Seton Hall University, South Orange

Seeing Red

Arts & Entertainment

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Wed, September 26, 10:30 AM

Walsh Gallery at Seton Hall University, South Orange

Seeing Red

Arts & Entertainment

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Wed, September 26, 7:00 PM

Montclair Public Library, Montclair

World War II

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Verona Community Center, Verona

AARP Smart Driver Class

Education Health & Wellness

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Thu, September 27, 10:30 AM

Walsh Gallery at Seton Hall University, South Orange

Seeing Red

Arts & Entertainment

Thu, September 27, 5:30 PM

Montclair Public Library, 3rd Floor, Montclair

Teen Volunteer Fair

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Cedar Grove Public Library, Cedar Grove

New Jesey and World WarI

Arts & Entertainment Education

Nutley Board of Education Candidate Statement: Ryan Kline

September 25, 2018

My name is Ryan Kline and for the past six years I have been honored to serve on the Nutley Board of Education. I am the father of two children, ages 9 and 13, who are enrolled at Spring Garden School and John Walker Middle School respectively. In addition to my time on the Nutley BOE, I have volunteered as a coach to various Little League, softball, and girls’ recreation basketball teams.

Candidate Statement: Why I am Running for Congress

Hello, I am Robert Crook and I am running for Congress in the NJ’s 11th Congressional District.

Crook is just the last name, I am a Certified Financial Forensic & a CPA with a history and track record of finding money and providing solutions to problems that are large and complex. Fixing problems takes endurance, tenacity and a willingness to roll up your sleeves to get the job ...

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Resolution Passed For On3 Phase 2A Redevelopment Plan by Nutley Board of Commissioners

August 21, 2018

NUTLEY, NJ - The Nutley Board of Commissioners passed a resolution at Monday's special meeting formally approving the Phase 2A redevelopment plan for the On3 campus. The plan approval was previously announced at the August 7 BOC meeting. Monday's meeting formally passed the resolution. 

The plan subdivides a part of the property into separate parcels for existing buildings on ...

Ralph Lauren Makes Full-Building Commitment at On3 Campus in Nutley NJ

NUTLEY, NJ -   Ralph Lauren Corporation signed a full-building lease at Prism Capital Partners’ ON3, becoming the latest tenant to commit at the 116-acre campus in Nutley. The American lifestyle brand will remain headquartered in NYC and will move its New Jersey hub to 100 Metro Blvd., supported by a $33 million Grow NJ grant.  

Prism ...

One-of-a-Kind Robot Prints 40-Foot Murals in Downtown West Orange

September 25, 2018

WEST ORANGE, NJ — In collaboration with local artist Ryan Zorad, Main Street New Jersey and the European company SprayPrinter, which uses special technology to create murals that celebrate downtowns and local artists, the Downtown West Orange Alliance (DWOA) has turned the bare walls of two Main Street businesses into 40-foot works of art in downtown West Orange.

The printed ...

New Parklet Set to Open on Glenridge Avenue, Sept. 28, in Montclair

MONTCLAIR, NJ - A new parklet will be unveiled on Glenridge Avenue on Friday, September 28 at 6pm. 

The public is invited to join Mayor Robert Jackson, BID Director Israel Cronk and other officials to open a new seasonal parklet on Glenridge Avenue. The custom designed parklet, located across from 217-219 Glenridge Avenue, will feature free wifi and community seating.

Hunterdon Prosecutor Joins Manhunt for Alleged Child Rapist

September 24, 2018

FLEMINGTON, N.J. – The Hunterdon County Prosecutor on Saturday alerted residents and announced that his office has joined in the search for an alleged child rapist who remains at large.

Authorities are seeking David Hamilton, 47, who has outstanding arrest warrants for multiple sex offenses against minors, said Anthony P. Kearns, III in a press release.

Hamilton was last seen at 12:15 ...

NJ Veterans Memorial Home Serving Those Who Served

EDISON, NJ - The New Jersey Veterans Memorial Home at Menlo Park serves local veterans and their spouses. The facility is run by The New Jersey Department of Military and Veteran Affairs and was built in 1999. It is a modern skilled care nursing home providing 24/7 healthcare.  The facility is located at 132 Evergreen Road, in Edison. The facilities are open to veterans of all wars who ...

Belmar Beachfront Says ‘So Long’ to Summer

September 16, 2018

Although Belmar’s official beach season is over and lifeguards are off duty, a skeleton staff of lifeguards is patrolling the oceanfront in utility vehicles today.

BELMAR, NJ — With a blink of an eye, summer is over.

Although the sun has made a grand return, a week of rainy, dreary weather — and a turbulent surf brought on by storms elsewhere — prompted the borough ...

Belmar Prepares for Backhand Punch of Hurricane Florence

BELMAR/LAKE COMO, NJ — As Hurricane Florence continues to churn closer to the Southeast coast, Belmar is preparing for high winds, rough surf and dangerous rip currents the massive storm is expected to bring to the Jersey Shore later this week.

Department of Public Works employees were out along the 1.3-mile beachfront today, September 11, moving beach lockers to Schroeder Park at First ...

Nutley Board President Carnicella Addresses the Community on the November 6 Referendum

September 20, 2018

The following is an update from Board of Education President, Mr. Daniel Carnicella, at the September 17th Board meeting.

“Our goal this evening is to bring the public an update since the last Board of Education meeting on August 27, 2018. We have updated the referendum portion of our website to include new information regarding the upcoming November 6th vote.

On September ...

Nutley High School Social Studies Teacher Steve DiGregorio Shares September 11 Memories

Nutley, NJ - Today, on the 17th anniversary of the September 11th attacks, teachers throughout the Nutley Public Schools discussed the day's events with students. Here, NHS social studies teacher, Mr. Steve DiGregorio, shared his personal account of the day.

Back Saving Back To School Tips From Pro Staff Physical Therapy

NUTLEY, NJ- With each passing school year it seems that backpacks are getting progressively bigger and definitely heavier. Pass any school as children are coming or going and, judging by the the size of the packs on their backs, it may look like a group of explorers preparing to scale Mt. Everest. Although it's difficult to get away from your child having to lug a heavy backpack to and ...

What Does Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) Mean?

What does it mean to be a Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT)?

I recently spoke with future DPT intern Timothy O’Connor from Seton Hall University and asked him this question. He said that “it means that I have the knowledge and skills to gather all the information needed to treat each patient, regardless of what systems in the body are involved. A doctorate in physical therapy will ...

The Black Monk, Screening & Discussion with Filmmakers at the Nutley Public Library

Join us at the Nutley Public Library on Saturday, October 13 at 2:00 pm to watch the feature film screening of The Black Monk (2017) by acclaimed, Emmy-nominated, and award-winning Essex County filmmakers Marylou and Jerome Bongiorno. Many scenes were filmed in Nutley and Newark, NJ. Afterwards, join the filmmakers for discussion, Q&A, and light refreshments.

LEGO Play Time at Nutley Public Library

Make creations from your wildest imagination at the Nutley Public Library's LEGO Play Time on select Saturdays! 

LEGO Play Time is a free drop-in program for ages 5 and older. Stop by the Children's Room from 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM on September 22, October 6, November 10, and December 1 for crafts, activities, and of course LEGOS! 

No registration is required and all supplies ...

September 2018 Programs at Nutley Public Library

Tuesday, September 18, 25 at 1:00 p.m. – Play Bridge or Mahjong.  No registration required.

Wednesday, September 19, 26 at 1:00 p.m. – 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. Please ...

Tickets On Sale for 'The Garden Party' Nutley Family Service Bureau Benefit September 23

NUTLEY, NJ – The Nutley Family Service Bureau will present “The Garden Party” on Sunday, September 23, 2018 from 4:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. at The Mountsier-Hardie Garden.  The party promises to be an event to remember, featuring:  food from many top local restaurants, wine tasting, and an eclectic mix of jazz, classical, and contemporary music set in New ...

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.

Nutley Commissioner Tucci Invites Residents to a Halloween Celebration at the Parks & Recreation Department on October 26th

Commissioner Mauro G. Tucci invites residents to come and celebrate Halloween with the Nutley Department of Parks and Recreation.  The department has planned a Spooktacular  Celebration for Nutley Residents to enjoy. Halloween is a magical time filled with fantasy, costumes, and fun!!  Little ghosts and goblins are invited to enjoy a Halloween extravaganza including a Hayride, ...

Annual Princess Ball Enchants Nutley Residents

Commissioner Mauro G. Tucci and the Department of Parks and Recreation invite youngsters to join in a Magical evening filled with fairy tale delight.  The Seventh Annual Princess Ball has been scheduled for Thursday, November 8, 2018 in the Recreation Department Gymnasium located at 44 Park Ave.  This event will run from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.  Be sure to come dressed as your ...

Nutley Commissioner Tucci Announces “Movie Under The Stars” October 12

Do you remember the days of drive in movies??  The fresh air, the open space.  Well we remember those days too and we are bringing the old time tradition back to Nutley.  The Department of Parks and Recreation is excited to announce Nutley’s return of “Movie Under the Stars”.  Similar to a drive in movie, spectators are welcome to bring a lawn chair or ...

Nutley Police Department Blotter September 15 to 21, 2018

September 21, 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 ...

Letter to the Editor: Century 21 Van Der Wende Associates is now Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Van Der Wende Properties.

September 10, 2018

I am excited to announce that Century 21 Van Der Wende Associates is now Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Van Der Wende Properties.

The announcement of our brand name change to Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Van Der Wende Properties signals a defining moment in real estate. It unites the strengths of industry leaders, bringing together unparalleled operational excellence, innovation and ...

Elect Ken Reilly, Teri Quirk and Erica Zarro

Citizens of Nutley,

Elect Ken Reilly, Teri Quirk and Erica Zarro

On Tuesday November 6, 2018, Ken Reilly, Teri Quirk and Erica Zarro are running together for the three available trustee positions on the Nutley Board of Education.

Ken Reilly, former President of the Nutley BOE, has spent eight years working tirelessly towards his goal of providing a quality education to the children of ...

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

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 ...

The Jaffe Briefing - September 25, 2018

LAKEWOOD - It's now national news, and of course it's from New Jersey. People across the country are seeing the photo of a 10-month-old baby crawling across a busy street. A passing motorist snapped a photo of the baby while he was driving to work at 5 p.m. Saturday on Joe Parker Road. A reporter for the Asbury Park Press later visited the house where this baby lives to ...

Menhaden Facts, Not Paid Industry Spin

September 20, 2018

Omega Protein Inc. spotter planes saw vast schools of older bunker in the New York/New Jersey area last week. So they sent their industrial fishing operation 275 miles north to catch millions of menhaden out of the mouths of whales that were lunge feeding less than a half a mile away.

Of course, this infuriated whale-watchers who were enjoying the show put on by more than a dozen humpback ...

OPINION: Newark Mayor Lays Out What It Means To Be a Sanctuary Community

Newark is much more than a sanctuary city. We are a sanctuary community. In a sanctuary city, the local government, especially local police, do not cooperate with the misguided and unconstitutional Trump administration policies of detaining and deporting undocumented immigrants.

Newark is a sanctuary community. Organizations, institutions, and ordinary citizens collaborate with the City to ...

Fall Food Fest in the Garden

September 24, 2018

Celebrate the harvest season under the stars in the beautiful gardens of the Judith L. Shipley Urban Environmental Center, 32 Prince Street in Newark on Thursday, October 11th from 6:00 p.m. till 9:00 p.m. when Greater Newark Conservancy hosts its first annual Fall Food Fest in the Garden.

Enjoy delicious food like crispy bacon pops and loaded jalapeños prepared by top local ...

Nutley Farmers Market Week 15 - September 23, 2018

Reminder: The Market has moved! Visit us in our NEW downtown location in Muni Lot 9 (537 Franklin Avenue). Parking is available in Lot 7 and Lot 9 (enter behind Bella Luce).

Between our full house of farmers and local food companies and our special Green Day at the Market mini eco-fest participants not to ...

YOGA FESTIVAL AND CONCERT COMING TO GOOD VIBES YOGA AND KOMBUCHA BAR ON SEPTEMBER 22

Complimentary Yoga Classes, Kombucha Tea Tastings and Live Acoustic Concert will Benefit Nutley Food Pantry

NUTLEY, NJ - Celebrate yoga, live music and the community when Good Vibes Yoga and Kombucha Bar hosts a yoga festival and live acoustic concert with Above the Moon on September 22 at its new boutique studio in the heart of downtown Nutley.

The ...

The Swans of Fifth Avenue by Melanie Benjamin

The Swans of Fifth Avenue by Melanie Benjamin (Bantam, 2016)

 

Just a few months ago I published a Retro-Review of In Cold Blood, written by one of the greatest 20 century American authors, Truman Capote. For those of us who remember seeing the more than eccentric writer, who was chased by the demons of self-loathing his entire life, on late night television in the 1960s and 70s, ...

The Clean 20 by Ian K. Smith, M.D.

The Clean 20: 20 Foods, 20 Days, Total Transformation  by Ian K. Smith, M.D. (St. Martin’s Press, 2018)

 

Dr. Ian K. Smith has written a delightful and easy to digest new book, The Clean 20: 20 Foods, 20 Days, Total Transformation. Unlike many diet books that are mired in technical language that become not only a bore but a chore to read, Smith’s writing style is not ...

The Rooster Bar by John Grisham

The Rooster Bar by John Grisham (Dell, 2018)

Three law students, Todd Lucero, Mark Frazier, and Zola Maal, are about to start their final semester of the not so prestigious Foggy Bottom Law School in Washington, D.C. However, the shocking suicide of their friend, Gordy, who has been driven to a very dark place by discoveries that he has uncovered during an investigation of Foggy Bottom, leads ...

ROI-NJ Celebrates One Year Anniversary Of Online And Print Publication

September 25, 2018

CEDAR KNOLLS, NJ - Tom Bergeron, Editor and Chief Content Officer of ROI-NJ, speaks with TAPintoTV on the one-year anniversary of its launch. ROI-NJ (Return on Information, New Jersey) is a media company created to inform and connect businesses across the state.

"We're thrilled to celebrate the one-year anniversary of ROI-NJ. It's been a year, and we're stunned," ...

TAPinto Featured Franchisee: Anna Sandler and Fred Smith of TAPinto SOMA

This issue of TAPinto Featured Franchisee highlights TAPinto South Orange and Maplewood with the site's owner Fred Smith and lead editor Anna Sandler. Check out the interview to find out how owning and operating a TAPinto site came at the most opportune time for these NJ residents.
 
Q. When did you join TAPinto.net?
I first joined TAPinto in 2014 as a sales and ...

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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