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Hillsborough Experiences Spectacular Sunset Following Rain Storm

August 19, 2017

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Mother Nature showed a wide range of emotions Friday night.

She was blustery and defiant, delivering a fast moving rain storm that forced cancellation of Friday night's Hillsborough Rotary Fair, accompanied by flashes of lightning and rumbles of thunder.

She was also considerate, with the rain helping to clear out the oppressive humidity that had hung over the state ...

Video: Keep Kids Safe on Snap Chat with Help from Union County Sheriff's Office 

UNION COUNTY, NJ — Parents and kids all over are using the app “Snap Chat,” but are you sure it’s safe? Did you know that there are features in the app that allow someone to follow you or your kids? It’s called “Snap Map” and it allows users friends to see their exact location. 

Snap Chat can be fun when used with caution, according to experts, ...

New Jersey Astronomer Shares Tips for Viewing Solar Eclipse

CRANFORD, NJ -  On August 21, a solar eclipse is predicted to cross the country from Oregon to South Carolina, and be partly visible throughout the country. John Sichel, corresponding secretary of Amateur Astronomers Incorporated, shares how Cranford residents can enjoy the action.

AAI is one of the largest astronomy clubs in the country and meets at the William Miller Sperry Observatory ...

New Jersey's Peach-'Perfect' Season to Yield Nation's Second Biggest Crop

TRENTON  –  It's been a peachy-keen summer for farmers in New Jersey.

On track to harvesting about 8 million more pounds of peaches in 2017 than in the previous year,  the Garden State is headed to become the second-highest peach producer in the United States, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s August Crop Production Forecast for 2017.

Based on ...

As New Brunswick Arts Scene Evolves, State Theatre Names 5 New Board Members

August 18, 2017

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ — A handful of business heavyweights are set to steer the State Theatre into the future.

The Livingston Avenue-based theater company this week announced five new appointments to its board of trustees. The list represents a who's-who in high-level businesses in New Brunswick and beyond, pulling from Johnson & Johnson, Bank of America and more.

“These ...

Comedian Andrew Dice Clay to Perform in Montclair, Sept. 14

MONTCLAIR, NJ - World famous standup comic, Andrew ‘Dice’ Clay, known for his racy jokes, is set to take the stage in Montclair on September 14.

Stopping at Montclair’s historic Wellmont Theater on Thursday, September 14 at 8:00 p.m., Clay is expected to bring down the house with his offensive style of humor.

According to a release, Clay is proud to be ...

No Mega Millions Winner, But $5K Winner Bought Ticket in Plainfield

PLAINFIELD, NJ - There were no Mega Millions game jackpot or second-tier New Jersey prizewinners, according to Carole Hedinger, the New Jersey Lottery executive director, but you still might be a winner if you purchased a lottery ticket at Twin City Supermarket in Plainfield.

The winning numbers for the Tuesday, Aug. 15 drawing were: 07, 16, 20, 66 and 73. The Gold Mega Ball was 07, ...

Nutley Educational Foundation / Nutley Family Service Bureau Backpack Drive continues to Aug 25

August 17, 2017

NUTLEY, NJ - The Nutley Educational Foundation and Nutley Family Service Bureau have joined forces for a backpack drive for Nutley residents in need. New backpacks and school supplies will be accepted through August 25 on the porch donation bin at the NFSB Annex on Chestnut Street.

Citizens wishing to support the effort can also mail a check for $25 to the Nutley Educational ...

Ballot Positions Set for 2017 Nutley Board of Education Election

NUTLEY, NJ - Ballot positions for the 2017 Nutley Board of Education after names were pulled at Essex County Clerk Chris Durkin's office on Monday. 

Five candidates are running for three seats on the BOE.Three of the candidates are incumbents, one served on the BOE in the past but not the current term, and the other is a newcomer. The terms of three current BOE ...

$2.65 million Endowment Chair for Dr. Bonita Stanton, Dean of Seton Hall-Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine

NUTLEY, NJ -  Dr. Bonita Stanton, founding dean of the Seton Hall-Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine in Nutley, was recently appointed to the Robert C. and Laura C. Garrett Endowed Chair for the School of Medicine Dean, a $2.65 million gift in honor of her lifetime achievements in medicine and education.

Dr. Stanton was recognized for her academic achievements, excellence in medical ...

10U Little League Troopers From Elizabeth Become Mid-Atlantic Baseball Champs

August 14, 2017

ELIZABETH, NJ - The Elmora Youth Little League Troopers made team history Friday when they became Mid-Atlantic Regional champions, but fell short in gaining the top tournament title.

MORE: State Little League Champs in Elizabeth Need Help Getting to Regionals

The team’s wins come after an outpouring of financial and moral support which helped get them to the 9-10 Little League ...

Eat Local in Nutley and Support Nutley Football with Raiders Discount Card

NUTLEY, NJ - Nutley High School footballs launches their third annual dscount card fundraiser. The discount card will give cardholers accessto to exclusive promotions in the community.

Organizers of the fundraider said "top local businesses have teamed up with athletes” to raise money for the football program. The offers are valid for one year and include specials ...

Rutgers Names Football Practice Complex After Star Alumnus

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ — The Scarlet Knights have a new castle.

Rutgers University's athletics department revealed its upgraded Marco Battaglia Practice Complex August  6, during a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Busch Campus. The facility—named for the former Rutgers tight end, who was an All-American and Big East Offensive Player of the Year—will serve the football ...

Nutley Family Service Bureau extends National Thrift Shop Day to Friday

August 18, 2017

NUTLEY, NJ - The Nutley Family Service Bureau thrift shop is continuing their 'National Thrift Shop Day' celebration through 5 p.m. on Friday August 18. 

For $8, patrons receive a pink bag, and can load as much as they can into the bag. On Thursday, bags were filled with shoes, dresses, jackets, ties, shirts, blazers, and teapots. 

According to one of the volunteers ...

Nutley Educational Foundation / Nutley Family Service Bureau Backpack Drive continues to Aug 25

NUTLEY, NJ - The Nutley Educational Foundation and Nutley Family Service Bureau have joined forces for a backpack drive for Nutley residents in need. New backpacks and school supplies will be accepted through August 25 on the porch donation bin at the NFSB Annex on Chestnut Street.

Citizens wishing to support the effort can also mail a check for $25 to the Nutley Educational ...

Delightful Garden, Delicious Food - A Family Event to Support Nutley Family Service Bureau September 9

NUTLEY, NJ - Tickets to Nutley Family Service Bureau’s (NFSB) benefit 'Delightful Garden, Delicious Food' are on sale now. The event will take place Saturday September 9 in Nutley's Mountsier-Hardie ​Garden at 205 Rutgers Place from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

The afternoon will include the chance to explore the award winning gardens, wander among garden installations, ...

Video: Keep Kids Safe on Snap Chat with Help from Union County Sheriff's Office 

August 19, 2017

UNION COUNTY, NJ — Parents and kids all over are using the app “Snap Chat,” but are you sure it’s safe? Did you know that there are features in the app that allow someone to follow you or your kids? It’s called “Snap Map” and it allows users friends to see their exact location. 

Snap Chat can be fun when used with caution, according to experts, ...

Essex County Prosecutor deems Nutley Fire Department Ladder Truck Rollover an Accident

NUTLEY, NJ - The Essex County Prosecutor's office has deemed the Fathers Day weekend rollover of a Nutley fire department ladder truck to be an accident. The incident took place on Saturday June 17 as units were responding to a CO2 activation. 

Katherine Carter of the Essex County Prosecutors Office told TAPinto Nutley " We did an investigation. The incident was deemed ...

Sparta Police Warn Car Thieves can Activate Key Fobs from a Distance, Offer Hints on How to Block Signal

SPARTA, NJ – For the second time in two weeks luxury cars have been stolen out of Sparta residents’ driveways.  On July 29 Sparta police were called to a home on the report of a stolen 2016 Mercedes Benz GLA 350.  The car had been last seen in the driveway at 8 p.m. the night before, police report.

Sparta Lt.John Lamon said the key fob had been left in the unlocked ...

New Jersey's Peach-'Perfect' Season to Yield Nation's Second Biggest Crop

August 19, 2017

TRENTON  –  It's been a peachy-keen summer for farmers in New Jersey.

On track to harvesting about 8 million more pounds of peaches in 2017 than in the previous year,  the Garden State is headed to become the second-highest peach producer in the United States, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s August Crop Production Forecast for 2017.

Based on ...

Delightful Garden, Delicious Food - A Family Event to Support Nutley Family Service Bureau September 9

NUTLEY, NJ - Tickets to Nutley Family Service Bureau’s (NFSB) benefit 'Delightful Garden, Delicious Food' are on sale now. The event will take place Saturday September 9 in Nutley's Mountsier-Hardie ​Garden at 205 Rutgers Place from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

The afternoon will include the chance to explore the award winning gardens, wander among garden installations, ...

JerseyFresh Peaches are the star of 'Vermont Summer Fruit Crumble' Recipe

PLAINFIELD, NJ - Enjoy this simple and easy dessert with all the crunchy, 'mapley' goodness of a summer's day in Vermont. 

To give the recipe an autumn twist, use pears or apples for the fruit, and substitute ground ginger for the cinnamon.

The fruit: 

4 or 5 ripe peaches, peeled, pitted and cut into 1/2 inch to 1 inch pieces
1 quart of ripe strawberries, ...

Celebrate National Prosecco Day on Aug 13th

PLAINFIELD, NJ - On Sunday, Aug. 13th, raise a glass to celebrate National Prosecco Day.

Prosecco comes from the village of the same name, in a suburb of Trieste, Italy, while Champagne, also in the sparkling wine family, is produced in France.

The main grape in Prosecco is called Glera, and it dates back to Roman times.  Prosecco can also be made with Perera, Bianchetta, and Verdiso, ...

TAPinto Nutley launches 'On3" section for coverage of Prism's Redevelopment of former Roche site.

August 17, 2017

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

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

Before Trump Broke Up Biz Council, NJ's Johnson & Johnson CEO Resigned

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ — The head of Johnson & Johnson decided to step down from President Donald Trump's Manufacturing Council today, prior to its disbandment, according to the company.

Alex Gorsky, chairman and CEO of the New Brunswick-based Johnson & Johnson, announced his exit in a statement, following reports published yesterday, Aug. 15., which said he planned to remain ...

We're Hiring - Join the TAPinto Nutley Writing and Sales Team

NUTLEY, NJ - TAPinto is expanding and we are looking for talented people to join our team. We currently have a few positions open in the Nutley area for writers, and sales professionals. 

Writers must have a degree, experience writing for news media and knowledge of AP Style. . 

Sales professionals must be energetic with at least two years of business to business sales ...

Have you seen Penelope? She is missing in Nutley

August 10, 2017

NUTLEY, NJ - Penelope was last seen in her back yard on Rutgers Place in Nutley on Tuesday. Her people have not seen or her from her since that time. 

Please email us at Nutley@TAPinto.net if you have seen her. 

UPDATE: Penelope was found, she was hanging out in a neighbor's garage

 

Animal Shelter Connects with NBC 4 NY and Telemundo to Host Pet Adoption Drive

The Montclair Township Animal Shelter serves Nutley and Verona. Adoption fees to be waived for the event. 

Montclair Township Animal Shelter (MTAS) will join with NBC 4 New York/WNBC and Telemundo 47/WNJU to host NBCUniversal Owned Television Stations’ Clear the Shelters third annual nationwide pet adoption drive on Saturday, August 19. On this day, MTAS will offer ...

How One Dog Has Aided Dozens In Early Childhood Development

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - About a year ago, educators at Mary Kay McMillin Early Childhood Center in Berkeley Heights pursued a grant to welcome a young Australian Labradoodle into their classrooms. At the forefront of this program was Ms. Anne Corley-Hand, the principal of MKM.

“After attending a workshop on the Benefits of Therapy Dogs in Schools, I made the decision to adopt a second ...

Six Farmers’ Market Foods You Should Never Feed Your Dog

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

Ballot Positions Set for 2017 Nutley Board of Education Election

August 15, 2017

NUTLEY, NJ - Ballot positions for the 2017 Nutley Board of Education after names were pulled at Essex County Clerk Chris Durkin's office on Monday. 

Five candidates are running for three seats on the BOE.Three of the candidates are incumbents, one served on the BOE in the past but not the current term, and the other is a newcomer. The terms of three current BOE ...

Time To Start Thinking About 2017 Nutley Board of Education Elections

NUTLEY, NJ - Candidates can submit a maximum of one candidate statement per week (including photos) from up through the week before Election Day. Publication of candidate statements is at the sole discretion of the editor of that town’s site.

No statements will be published from the Sunday before Election Day through Election Day.  Statements must be factually accurate and ...

Meet The Nutley Board of Education Candidates: Fred Scalera

NUTLEY -  Fred Scalera (FS) is one of three incumbents running for Board of Education in the November 2017 election.

This is Scalera’s third run for BOE. He was first elected in 2011. Scalera is a Class of ’76 Nutley High graduate

TAPinto: As a citizen and homeowner, what do you think is the greatest asset of the Township of Nutley?

 FS: Our volunteers are our ...

Nutley resident raises concerns of foreclosed neighboring home

August 15, 2017

NUTLEY, NJ - Nutley resident Jeana Somers approached the Board of Commissioners concerned about a dilapidated neighboring house at the Aug. 1 public meeting.  Somers feels the foreclosed house is inhibiting her family from selling their home on Stager Street which they had up for sale since March.y

“The property next door to us is a foreclosed property; some structures ...

Candlelight Gathering for Peace and Solidarity with Charlottesville at Brookdale Park

BLOOMFIELD / MONTCLAIR, NJ - About 400 people gathered Sunday evening in Essex County Brookdale Park in a vigil for peace and solidarity with Charlottesvillle, Virginia after the domestic terrorist attack on Saturday. 

Men and women, young and old, families and single people, arrived at the archery fields by car, on foot, by bike, and with dogs in tow around 7 p.m. to come ...

Christie Signs Bateman Bill, Targets Food Waste in Schools

TRENTON, NJ - Two bills sponsored by Sen. Diane Allen (R-Burlington) and Sen. Christopher “Kip” Bateman (R-Mercer, Middlesex, Somerset, Hunterdon) aimed at reducing waste are now law after they were signed by Gov. Chris Christie.

“Cutting back on waste at our schools and other institutions is a crucial part of getting more food to people who need it,” Allen said.

New Jersey Astronomer Shares Tips for Viewing Solar Eclipse

August 19, 2017

CRANFORD, NJ -  On August 21, a solar eclipse is predicted to cross the country from Oregon to South Carolina, and be partly visible throughout the country. John Sichel, corresponding secretary of Amateur Astronomers Incorporated, shares how Cranford residents can enjoy the action.

AAI is one of the largest astronomy clubs in the country and meets at the William Miller Sperry Observatory ...

NJ Not In The Dark Historically For Aug. 21 Eclipse

MONTVILLE, NJ – The United States will be experiencing a solar eclipse on Monday, Aug. 21, which New Jerseyans can view partially– if the weather cooperates.

If you lived in one of the 14 states the eclipse is crossing with its 70-mile wide path, you’d be all set.

But if you utilize safety glasses to view the event between 1:23 p.m. and 4:00 p.m., and most especially at ...

How Rutgers Alumni are Bringing Quail Back to New Jersey

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ — Outside Rutgers Gardens and a few other choice spots, this city and its high-rise apartment buildings and busy streets seemingly bear little connection to New Jersey's vast woodlands. Yet from this urban center, Rutgers University has managed to impact the wildest stretches of the state.

Just look at the Northern Bobwhite Quail.

Not long ago, the lack of young ...

Safety Tips for Monday's Solar Eclipse

August 17, 2017

BRANCHBURG NJ - The public anxiously awaits Monday's solar eclipse.  It will be the first solar eclipse in the United States since 1979.  Safety is extremely important for all eclipse viewers.  Kevin Schindler, Planetarium Associate and Technician at the Raritan Valley Community College Planetarium offered TAP and its readers some expert advice.

"Never look ...

NJ Poison Center Reports Increase in Wild Mushroom Poisoning

NEWARK, NJ - The New Jersey Poison Center at Rutgers NJ Medical Center is reporting a sharp increase in wild mushroom poisoning, with 15 cases reported statewide since July 24.There has been a wide range in the ages of those affected, from 15 months to 75. 

The center warns against ingesting wild mushrooms, whether growing in your garden, on your lawn or in the wild.Several of these cases ...

U.S. News Announces 2017-18 Best Hospitals in New Jersey and Nationally

NEW JERSEY -- U.S. News & World Report has released its annual list of Best Hospitals in the U.S. and in each state. According to the magazine, the analysis reviews hospitals' performance in clinical specialties, procedures and conditions. Scores are based on factors including survival, patient safety, and nurse staffing, among others. The rankings also looked at treatment of specialties ...

Keeping it Fresh from the Garden to the Table

August 17, 2017

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - You spent the summer weeding, watering and tending to your vegetable garden. Now all your effort has paid off with a bountiful harvest.  Maximize the flavor and nutritional value of your homegrown vegetables with proper harvesting and storage.

For the freshest flavor, always prepare and serve vegetables immediately after harvest. But let's face it, most of us ...

NJ Not In The Dark Historically For Aug. 21 Eclipse

MONTVILLE, NJ – The United States will be experiencing a solar eclipse on Monday, Aug. 21, which New Jerseyans can view partially– if the weather cooperates.

If you lived in one of the 14 states the eclipse is crossing with its 70-mile wide path, you’d be all set.

But if you utilize safety glasses to view the event between 1:23 p.m. and 4:00 p.m., and most especially at ...

Reeves-Reed Arboretum Named Best Garden in New Jersey

SUMMIT, NJ - Reeves-Reed Arboretum topped the New Jersey Family Ultimate Bucket List compiled by New Jersey Family Magazine as Best Garden. The list reveals magazine followers, users, and readers’ “must see” attractions and experiences in and around New Jersey.  

The New Jersey editors tallied votes from across the state to come up with the top picks that make up this ...

Nutley resident raises concerns of foreclosed neighboring home

August 15, 2017

NUTLEY, NJ - Nutley resident Jeana Somers approached the Board of Commissioners concerned about a dilapidated neighboring house at the Aug. 1 public meeting.  Somers feels the foreclosed house is inhibiting her family from selling their home on Stager Street which they had up for sale since March.y

“The property next door to us is a foreclosed property; some structures ...

Montclair's Seymour St. Redevelopment Plan Earns Achievement Award from NJ Planners

MONTCLAIR, NJ - New Jersey Planning Officials -- an association of the state’s planning boards and zoning boards of adjustment -- awarded the Township’s Seymour Street Redevelopment Plan the organization’s Achievements in Planning Award.

The award announcement was published in the organization's newsletter:

“The Township of Montclair's Seymour ...

Candlelight Gathering for Peace and Solidarity with Charlottesville at Brookdale Park

August 13, 2017

BLOOMFIELD / MONTCLAIR, NJ - About 400 people gathered Sunday evening in Essex County Brookdale Park in a vigil for peace and solidarity with Charlottesvillle, Virginia after the domestic terrorist attack on Saturday. 

Men and women, young and old, families and single people, arrived at the archery fields by car, on foot, by bike, and with dogs in tow around 7 p.m. to come ...

Guest Speaker Lisa Lesser at Temple Ner Tamid August 4 at 6:30 pm

BLOOMFIELD, NJ - On Friday, August 4, Temple Ner Tamid's summer speaker series continues with Lisa Lisser, attorney, Jewish educator and Jewish
community leader both here and Israel.  Lisa will discuss her unique insights into some exciting aspects of Israeli society most of us are
not aware of through the marvelous organizations and programs she has and presently ...

Last Minute Ideas to Entertain the Family this Weekend

August 17, 2017

After last week’s dreary weekend, we are all looking forward to the nicer weather this coming Saturday and Sunday. Avoid the crowds at the shore and instead opt to attend one of the following family-friendly activities in the North Jersey area. Most of the events are free or inexpensive—ideal for those trying to save money after a jam-packed summer.

Canal Day Musical and Craft ...

Sussex Tour de Farm is Ready to Roll September 3

SPARTA, NJ – The Sparta Farmers Market is seven years old and going strong. Sparta resident Mitch Morrison has been the driving force behind the market that was created, in response to the demand for fresher, tastier, healthier and more nutritious food.

"They want to know how their food is produced where it is produced and who is producing it," Morrison ...

Cathay Pacific replacing 777 with new A350 service to Newark Liberty International Airport October 29

AN FRANCISCO, -- Cathay Pacific Airways announced that its daily flight from Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) to Hong Kong will switch from a Boeing 777-300ER to an Airbus A350-900 beginning October 29.

One of 16 A350-900s delivered to the airline since its launch in 2016, the aircraft features a refreshed Business Class cabin as well as new Premium ...

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Delightful Garden, Delicious Food - A Family Event to Support Nutley Family Service Bureau September 9

August 16, 2017

NUTLEY, NJ - Tickets to Nutley Family Service Bureau’s (NFSB) benefit 'Delightful Garden, Delicious Food' are on sale now. The event will take place Saturday September 9 in Nutley's Mountsier-Hardie ​Garden at 205 Rutgers Place from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

The afternoon will include the chance to explore the award winning gardens, wander among garden installations, ...

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Sun, August 20, 9:00 AM

Municipal Lot No. 1 , Nutley

Nutley Farmers Market Sunday 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Food & Drink

Sun, August 20, 9:30 AM

Good Grief, Morristown

Good Grief Volunteer Facilitator Training

Giving Back Other

Mon, August 21, 9:30 AM

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Good Grief Volunteer Facilitator Training

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TAPinto Nutley launches 'On3" section for coverage of Prism's Redevelopment of former Roche site.

August 17, 2017

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

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

$2.65 million Endowment Chair for Dr. Bonita Stanton, Dean of Seton Hall-Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine

NUTLEY, NJ -  Dr. Bonita Stanton, founding dean of the Seton Hall-Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine in Nutley, was recently appointed to the Robert C. and Laura C. Garrett Endowed Chair for the School of Medicine Dean, a $2.65 million gift in honor of her lifetime achievements in medicine and education.

Dr. Stanton was recognized for her academic achievements, excellence in medical ...

Parking Deck Questions and Clarifications as Nutley Planning Board Reviews Seton Hall Medical School

NUTLEY, NJ - More than 1,000 parking spaces will be needed to accommodate the students that will be attending the New Seton Hall Medical School in Nutley NJ. Representatives of the redevelopment project and medical school addressed the Nutley Planning Board on June 28. 

At the first meeting on June 28, testimony was provided by several witnesses relating to surface parking ...

Bloomfield man shot and killed after lunging at Bloomfield Police with knife following Domestic Dispute

August 18, 2017

BLOOMFIELD, NJ - A Bloomfield Police Officer was involved in a shooting on Greenbrook Drive this morning, according to town officials and the Essex County Prosecutor's Office. 

Leroy Frank, 60, was shot and killed by a Bloomfield police officer on Friday after he lunged with a knife at another officer, Chief Assistant Prosecutor Thomas Fennelly said in a ...

Montclair Jazz Festival Draws Record Numbers to Annual Summer Event

MONTCLAIR, NJ - Nishuane Park in Montclair welcomed Jazz aficionados and fans of good music for the 8th Annual Montclair Jazz Festival presented by Jazz House Kids on Saturday. The event, which accoring to organizers has drawn over 10,000 people to the venue, showcases the talents of its students in a setting that places them on stage with noted world-class Jazz Musicians.

The ...

Hillsborough Experiences Spectacular Sunset Following Rain Storm

August 19, 2017

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Mother Nature showed a wide range of emotions Friday night.

She was blustery and defiant, delivering a fast moving rain storm that forced cancellation of Friday night's Hillsborough Rotary Fair, accompanied by flashes of lightning and rumbles of thunder.

She was also considerate, with the rain helping to clear out the oppressive humidity that had hung over the state ...

Sparta Rocks

SPARTA, NJ – Sometimes you have to look down to be uplifted.  You may have noticed painted rocks lying about around town.  Some are painted with pictures and designs, some have positive messages. 

This is not the work of elves, but local ‘artists’ looking to spread happiness one rock at a time. It is part of an initiative that is both national and ...

Christie Administration Rejects New Federal Plan to Explore Waters Off New Jersey for Gas, Oil

August 18, 2017

TRENTON, NJ — The Christie administration has gone on the federal record opposing plans that would permit natural gas and oil exploration off the coast of New Jersey.

Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner Bob Martin submitted formal comments on August 16 to federal officials affirming the state’s “steadfast opposition to natural gas and oil exploration in ...

Seaside Park Fully Integrated Beach Grand Opening

SEASIDE PARK,NJ- On June 16, 2017 Beach Days for All was launched on an idea from Jessica Krill to Chris Aldrich on how to gain better access for disabled individuals to our Jersey Shore beaches. After doing some homework and realizing that the access was truly limited, the thought was pitched to Justin Auciello from Jersey Shore Hurricane News, which created the momentum for where we ended up ...

Nutley Police Blotter August 5 - 11, 2017

August 14, 2017

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

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

8/5/17

Suspicious Incident – Hillside ...

Public Sector Salaries and Property Taxes in Nutley

August 5, 2017

To The Editor: Recently our Board of Commissioners passed a resolution giving our Public Safety employees a 3% wage increase that they feel they deserve.

"Private sector" working middle class homeowners in this town are being property taxed right out of their homes partially because of these public sector wage increases. Township jobs are well-paying positions with excellent ...

Town Hall Locations Offered To Congressman

The following letter was sent to Congressman Rodney Frelinghuysen today in response to this video clip: http://tinyurl.com/ydh6j7na

Dear Congressman Frelinghuysen,

In light of the recent exchange with one of your constituents at the White Meadow Lake festival in Rockaway last weekend, I would like to offer my assistance.

During your conversation with the resident, Emily Kullmann, you ...

A New Jersey High Schooler’s Thoughts on ‘13 Reasons Why’

August 8, 2017

Hannah Baker. A name that is sweeping the nation since “13 Reasons Why” aired on Netflix in late March this year. People have perceived the show to be strictly about suicide. Yes, that is true. It is primarily about a girl who reaches her end and kills herself, but that is not the premise of the show.

Reviews have depicted the show as glorifying suicide. To me, that is ridiculous.

Open Letter to Rutgers Administration Over Hypocrisy

Rutgers University,

Isn’t intellectual diversity a wonderful concept? Unlike race, gender, sexual orientation or religion, ideas carry with them real variety. Regardless of aesthetic difference, we’re all the same on the inside. What makes people, and students, unique are our varying ideas, not what we look like. That’s the diversity our university should ...

Rep. Frelinghuysen Trails in Early NJ11th Poll.

Independent Poll: Healthcare vote costs Republican incumbent an additional 9 points in next year’s election.

With the seeming collapse of the Affordable Care Act repeal process in the Senate, members of the House who voted in support of a highly unpopular bill have been left with a lot to defend, and little to show for it. The potentially catastrophic effects of these votes for ...

Affordable Housing in Newark – A More Informed Path Forward

I am both a beneficiary and benefactor of affordable housing in Newark. My parents both played key roles in organizing and implementing the first wave of low income and affordable housing in the City of Newark more than 50 years ago and in so doing, they created the template for many of the community development organizations, which have and continue to do business in the City of ...

Game of Thrones Finally Sings a Song of Ice and Fire

Between Jon Snow’s first encounter with Daenerys Targaryen, Lady Olenna’s confession to Jaime Lannister, Sansa Stark’s awkward reunion with Bran and Cersei Lannister’s delivery of poetic justice, the third installment of Game of Thrones Season 7 finally delivered on the intensity fans have been waiting for since the summer premiere.

When fire meets ice. Since ...

The Importance of Accountability and Goals

August 16, 2017

One of the most important responsibilities of the Board of Education is setting policy. From the mission statement to the individual goals, these policies are the foundation upon which every other decision should be made. As the Nutley School District is set to begin a new five-year strategic plan, now is the time to make sure that voters elect a candidate to the Board with a background in ...

Support SOFIA: Summer Soire to Benefit Teen Safe Dating, Aug. 20

August 19, 2017








Meet and Greet with S.O.F.I.A. at our Summer Soiree!

~ Donations will benefit our Teen Safe Dating Outreach programs ~

 

We are super excited about this Sunday! 

Tickets are still available.  

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Mountainside Medical Center Appoints Valerie Allusson, M.D. as Chief Medical Officer

Montclair, NJ, August 14, 2017 -- Hackensack Meridian Health Mountainside Medical Center is pleased to announce the appointment of Valerie Allusson, M.D., SFHM, MMM, FACP as Chief Medical Officer of Mountainside Medical Center in Montclair. The hospital is part of Hackensack Meridian Health, the most comprehensive and truly integrated health care network in New Jersey, ...

Nutley High Football Launches Third Annual Discount Card Fundraiser

There's a great new way to save lots of money at all of the best local shops, and you’ll be supporting Nutley Raiders at the same time! 

Reusable Discount Cards give Cardholders access to exclusive promotions from the best local shops. They are being sold for $20 each by players to raise money for the program and are valid for a period of one-year. This years fundraiser ...

In a Dark, Dark Wood by Ruth Ware

In a Dark, Dark Wood by Ruth Ware (Scout Press, 2015)

Think Hitchcock. Think old-fashioned psychological thriller. Think good writing. If you have read and loved The Woman in Cabin 10, Ware's most recent novel, you will enjoy her first publication, In a Dark, Dark Wood.

Leonora Shaw, a crime writer, awakens, bruised and befuddled in a hospital bed. Frightened and confused, Nora tries ...

Obituaries

- Jul 3, 2017
Lynne Lemma, of Nutley, passed away Sunday, July 2, 2017.   Born in Passaic, the daughter ...
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- Jul 2, 2017
Mary Teresa Verdi, of Ridgewood, passed away peacefully on July 2, 2017 at her home.  Born in ...
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- Jun 2, 2017
Jillian Mari Baluyot, 17, of Nutley, passed away on June 2, 2017. Born in Secaucus, she lived in ...
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- May 19, 2017
Michael J. Rossi, Jr., of Union, passed away on Friday, May 19, 2017.  Born in Summerside, ...
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