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Nutley Resident Arrested After Telling Co-Workers She Wanted to Shoot Up Pre-School

January 23, 2019

NUTLEY, NJ - The Nutley Police Department assisted the Elmwood Park Police Department following an incident in which a Nutley resident is reported to have threatened to "shoot-up" the pre-school where she was a teacher. 

Gina Schroeder 38, of Nutley,  was arrested after several teachers at the Goddard School made the report to police. The school was placed on lockdown, ...

New Jersey Sophomore Is Overall High Point Rider At CPI Florida

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — Audrey Schulze, a 10th grader from Ridgewood, N.J. earned the CPI Overall High-Point Rider award at the ninth Annual College Preparatory Invitational (CPI) Florida Horse Show Jan.17-20 at Jim Brandon Equestrian Center in West Palm Beach.

At the premier college equestrian recruiting and educational event, young riders met coaches and admissions representatives from ...

How One Small Business Achieves Success by Empowering People with Disabilities

NEW JERSEY -- The founders of John’s Crazy Socks recently appeared on One-on-One with Steve Adubato to discuss their company and its incredible success. Founded in 2016, John’s Crazy Socks sells over 1900 varieties of socks, but is also driven by a social mission: to demonstrate to the world what people with disabilities can do.

John’s Crazy Socks was founded by the father ...

Live Stand Up Comedy at the Saloon in Bloomfield Center Thursday Night

BLOOMFIELD, NJ - Sometimes you just gotta laugh, and this Thursday Gnome Promotions brings their acclaimed comedy tour to Bloomfield's Saloon on Restaruant Row. 

The night will include two hours of hilarious stand up comedy from some of the areas top young, upcoming and well known comics. This series brings together fans of all ages and will have you coming back every month for more ...

Brooklyn Restaurateurs Bring New Flavors to South Orange

Two new restaurants recently opened near each other in South Orange, NJ, both with Brooklyn roots.

Owners of the upscale American The Fox & Falcon and Latin street food specialists Miti Miti were drawn to the area first for their families, seeking more space in the New Jersey suburbs than they could find in Brooklyn. It wasn’t long before their culinary roots came ...

Coast Guard Rescues Man Stranded on Icy Island in Frigid Navesink River

RUMSON, NJ — In biting winds and near-zero temperatures, U.S. Coast Guard crews Monday morning rescued a distressed individual stuck on a small island in the Navesink River.

At about 9:40 a.m. on January 21, watchstanders at Coast Guard Station Sandy Hook received notification from the Rumson Police Department that a 21-year-old man was stranded on the island — located west of ...

Live Stand Up Comedy at the Saloon in Bloomfield Center Thursday Night

January 23, 2019

BLOOMFIELD, NJ - Sometimes you just gotta laugh, and this Thursday Gnome Promotions brings their acclaimed comedy tour to Bloomfield's Saloon on Restaruant Row. 

The night will include two hours of hilarious stand up comedy from some of the areas top young, upcoming and well known comics. This series brings together fans of all ages and will have you coming back every month for more ...

Some Tickets Still Available for Taste of the World IV to Benefit Nutley Music Boosters this Friday

NUTLEY, NJ - The Nutley Music Boosters Association will host the fourth annual 'Taste of the World II' January 25 at Nutley Parks and Recreation on Park Ave.

Nuttley's favorite restaurants and food crafters will come together for one night to support students of instrumental music in all Nutley Public Schools. Live music, Tricky Tray, Calendar ...

Nutley PBA FMBA presented with donations from Nutley Rotary Classic Car Show

NUTLEY, NJ– The Nutley Rotary Club hosted members of Nutley PBA Local 33 and Nutley FMBA Local 44 for a check presentation dinner at Mamma Vittoria's. The checks were the proceeds from the first annual Classic Car Show last year.

Officer David Struss of the Nutley Police Department accepted a check for $3336.80 for the PBA. Captain Domenick DiSimone and Firefighter Michael LaCoret ...

Toni's Kitchen in Montclair Opens their Doors to Federal Employees

January 23, 2019

MONTCLAIR, NJ – Dozens of federal employees and their families gathered at Toni’s Kitchen on Tuesday where volunteers were on hand to serve a hot meal.

Federal employees, who are nearing the second missed paycheck since the government shutdown nearly a month ago, are left wondering how or if they will be able to recover from the longest government shutdown in US ...

VIDEO: Sen. Menendez Visits Montclair to Speak with Furloughed Workers

MONTCLAIR, NJ - Sen. Robert Menendez held a press conference at Montclair Bread Company, located on Label Street, on Friday. The purpose, was to hear the challenges faced by those affected by the ongoing Federal Government shutdown.

The small group of unpaid federal workers shared their individual stories on how they are dealing with the shutdown.

"I've been making calls to food ...

State Sen. Diegnan Seeks New Task Force to Study Automated Cars

TRENTON, NJ –  NJ State Senator  Patrick J. Diegnan (D-Middlesex), wants the State to study the use of advanced autonomous vehicles.  Mr. Diegnan, who heads the Senate Transportation committee, is sponsoring a joint resolution to establish the “New Jersey Autonomous Vehicle Task Force.”  His proposal unanimously cleared the Senate Transportation Committee ...

Nutley Public Library Expansion, Students from Apartments, and the Pledge of Allegiance: Fact vs. Rumor

January 21, 2019

NUTLEY, NJ - As rumors continue to spread throughout the community about the Nutley Public Schools district, local government, the Nutley Public Library, and the Township of Nutley in general, we decided to do a little investigation to find out if any of these stories have legs. 

TAPinto Nutley reached out to the Nutley Public Schools district,township leaders, and did a ...

Rutgers Student Turns Microorganisms Into Works of Art

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A doctoral student in ecology and evolution is turning microorganisms into art, and her hobby into a powerful tool for genomics studies at Rutgers University–New Brunswick.

Julia Van Etten’s Couch Microscopy Instagram page has attracted close to 18,000 followers in a year and a half, thanks to her breathtakingly detailed videos and photos of diatoms, algae, ...

Some Tickets Still Available for Taste of the World IV to Benefit Nutley Music Boosters this Friday

NUTLEY, NJ - The Nutley Music Boosters Association will host the fourth annual 'Taste of the World II' January 25 at Nutley Parks and Recreation on Park Ave.

Nuttley's favorite restaurants and food crafters will come together for one night to support students of instrumental music in all Nutley Public Schools. Live music, Tricky Tray, Calendar ...

December 2018 Issue of the Nutley High School Maroon and Gray was just Published

December 12, 2018

NUTLEY, NJ - After a several year hiatus, the Maroon and Gray, along with the Journalism program, returned to Nutley High School for the 2017-2018 academic year. For the 2018-19 year, the publication is going monthly with the December issue arriving recently. 

To read the latest issue of the Maroon and Gray, click here: The Maroon and Gray 

TAPinto Nutley is ...

Maroon and Gray: Nutley High School; How the Chromebook Initiative Came to Be

NUTLEY, NJ - Nutley High School is always looking to evaluate, change, and grow for the betterment of the student body, school and staff. The new 1:1 Chromebook Initiative is a perfect example of this. In an ever-changing technology-driven world, each student of Nutley High School received their own Google Chromebook at the start of the 2018-2019 school year. In previous years, students ...

CC Minton, Appointed President of East Orange Based Stevenson & Moses Boxing For Life Corp

January 22, 2019

Stevenson & Moses Boxing for Life Corp. appointed CC Minton, a resident of West Orange NJ, as President of the company.  Ms. Minton joined the Board of Directors in September 2018 and has led the company, as President, since her appointment in November 2018.  She is a President’s Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition Leadership award recipient and has over 15 years of ...

Ice Hockey: Columbia-Nutley Beats East Side, 8-1

NEWARK, NJ -- The Columbia-Nutley hockey co-op turned in a decisive 8-1 victory over Newark East Side on Monday.

Eli Verdun, Chase Nicolette and Rocco Albanese scored two goals apiece for Columbia-Nutley (10-2-3), which broke the game wide open with five unanswered goals in the second period for a 6-0 lead.

Zach Fagin and Joe Melillo also scored goals in the victory. Melanie Conca ...

Westfield 5K to Honor 19-year-old Who Died in 2017 House Fire

WESTFIELD, NJ – Jake Tooley was 19 when he died in a house fire.

Since the 2017 blaze, the community has rallied around his family, which also lost their puppy in the flames that destroyed the Prospect Street home.

Sam Tooley, Jake’s now 26-year-old brother, subsequently formed the Tooley Legacy Foundation, a nonprofit founded in his brother’s honor. The ...

Women Philanthropists Award $120K Grant to Educational Group in Newark

January 22, 2019

NEWARK, NJ - A  philanthropic group funded by women in Essex County has awarded a $120,000 grant to Schools That Can Newark, an organization that supports career pathways for students.

This is the second annual grant awarded by Impact100 Essex, which encourages women to financially support projects that provide solutions for communities. Each year, Impact100 Essex awards at least ...

Congresswoman Sherrill Among Dignitaries Attending Martin Luther King Day Observance in Bloomfield

BLOOMFIELD, NJ – Bloomfield residents and local officials gathered at a celebration of Martin Luther King and the Reverend's legacy on Monday afternoon at New Light Baptist Church in Bloomfield.

 

The theme of the service, ‘A Knock at Midnight: a Community Answers,’ featured remarks from clergy leaders and elected officials, including Congresswoman Mikie Sherrill ...

Day of Service Honors Martin Luther King’s Legacy with Food Drive & Hygiene Kit Giveaway

BLOOMFIELD, NJ – Volunteers gathered on Saturday as Bloomfield’s Martin Luther King Day of Service Committee carried out good works in the civil rights hero’s name at the Bloomfield Presbyterian Church on the Green.

 

Students from Bloomfield Middle School’s Builders Club were among the volunteers creating 1,000 hygiene kits for needy individuals during the day ...

Nutley Resident Arrested After Telling Co-Workers She Wanted to Shoot Up Pre-School

January 23, 2019

NUTLEY, NJ - The Nutley Police Department assisted the Elmwood Park Police Department following an incident in which a Nutley resident is reported to have threatened to "shoot-up" the pre-school where she was a teacher. 

Gina Schroeder 38, of Nutley,  was arrested after several teachers at the Goddard School made the report to police. The school was placed on lockdown, ...

Bill Would Require Fire Suppression Systems in New Homes

TRENTON, NJ – In 2016, 53 people in New Jersey loss their lives in a fire and another 239 sustained injuries from deadly blazes. Legislation sponsored by state Assembly members Annette Quijano, Joe Danielsen and Annette Chaparro hopes to prevent such deaths and injuries as part of the “New Home Fire Safety Act.” 

The measure cleared the Assembly Housing and Community ...

Winter Snow Storm Bulletin # 1 January 18, 2019 - 4 PM

The following information, from the Township of Nutley Board of Commissioners, has been prepared to advise residents about preparedness and enforcement during the Winter Storm effective January 18, 2019.

AS OF 12PM FRIDAY, THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN NEW YORK HAS ISSUED A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR 3-6 INCHES OF SNOW, COLD TEMPERATURES, AND ICY CONDITIONS...WHICH IS IN EFFECT THROUGH SUNDAY ...

Trader Joe’s Releases 10th Annual Customer Choice Awards

January 21, 2019

NEW JERSEY -- Trader Joe’s, the popular supermarket featuring organic, vegan and everyday items -- and "Two-Buck Chuck" wines -- has released its 10th annual Customer Choice Awards, a list of favorite products by category. 

Overall, the top entree was Mandarin Orange Chicken, followed by Cauliflower Gnocchi and Chicken Tikka Masala.

Creamy ...

Another Award for Mamma Vittoria Catering in Nutley , "The Knot's Best of Weddings"

NUTLEY, NJ -  Mamma Vittoria Catering  is the 2019 winner of the 13th Annual The Knot Best of Weddings. 

The Knot Best of Weddings awards, an accolade representing the highest- and most rated- wedding professionals as reviewed by real couples, their families and wedding guests on TheKnot.com, a leading wedding planning brand and app.

In 2019, only four percent ...

Nutley's Mamma Vittoria Catering receives WeddingWire's Couples’ Choice Award

NUTLEY, NJ - Mamma Vittoria Catering  is the 2019 winner of the WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Awards® The Nutley establishment earned 4.9 out of 5 stars with more than 80 on-line revues contributing to the score. 

WeddingWire.com is an online wedding marketplace. The resource celebrates the top wedding professionals in 20 categories annually.

According ...

Montclair's Cara Di Falco Produces YouTube’s Only Emmy Nominated Cooking Show

 

MONTCLAIR, NJ - Montclair resident, Cara Di Falco has created Cara’s Cucina, YouTube’s first and only Emmy Nominated cooking show, according to a release.

Cara Di Falco is an Integrative Nutrition Health Coach and a professional broadcast journalist. Together with her two-time Emmy Award winning husband, Eddie Ojeda, they set out to combine their love of ...

State Sen. Diegnan Seeks New Task Force to Study Automated Cars

January 22, 2019

TRENTON, NJ –  NJ State Senator  Patrick J. Diegnan (D-Middlesex), wants the State to study the use of advanced autonomous vehicles.  Mr. Diegnan, who heads the Senate Transportation committee, is sponsoring a joint resolution to establish the “New Jersey Autonomous Vehicle Task Force.”  His proposal unanimously cleared the Senate Transportation Committee ...

New Jersey Rates Near The Bottom of 2019’s Best States to Retire: WalletHub

NEW JERSEY, NJ -- With almost 25 percent of all American adults having no retirement savings or pension, the personal-finance website WalletHub released its report on “Best States to Retire” list for 2019. To the surprise of few people, New Jersey ranked among the most worst, landing at No. 46 among the 50 states of the U.S.

WalletHub compared every state across 46 key metrics. The ...

In Case You Missed It, TAPinto Nutley Published Some Exclusive News This Week

NUTLEY, NJ - The team at TAPinto Nutley had a busy week reporting the news that matters to the residents, organizations, and businesses in the Township of Nutley. This week we brought our readers news stories available no where else. Links to those stories follow:

 

In the wake of the record-long Federal Government shutdown, businesses are stepping up to help furloughed government ...

Congresswoman Sherrill Among Dignitaries Attending Martin Luther King Day Observance in Bloomfield

January 21, 2019

BLOOMFIELD, NJ – Bloomfield residents and local officials gathered at a celebration of Martin Luther King and the Reverend's legacy on Monday afternoon at New Light Baptist Church in Bloomfield.

 

The theme of the service, ‘A Knock at Midnight: a Community Answers,’ featured remarks from clergy leaders and elected officials, including Congresswoman Mikie Sherrill ...

Security Funding for Houses of Worship, Nonprofits Expands

TRENTON, NJ - Gov. Phil Murphy has signed bipartisan legislation sponsored by Sen. Christopher “Kip” Bateman (R-Somerset/Hunterdon/Middlesex/Mercer) that will offer grants to nonprofits, including houses of worship, to increase security and keep families safe from violence, and threats of bias and intimidation.

“We all need be extremely concerned about the rise of ...

The Day Dr. King Came to Paterson

PATERSON, NJ- Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was in Paterson for two hours at most. It was the third stop of a long day, and he was so exhausted he almost had to be propped up as he stood and spoke.  Still, 50 years later, those who were there remember the energy of his speech, and see it as a life-changing, landmark, event in Paterson’s storied history.

Though, as Jimmy Richardson ...

TAPinto Cold Weather Safety Tips for Your Pets

January 19, 2019

UNION, NJ - You're probably already aware of the risks posed by warm weather and leaving pets in hot cars, but did you know that cold weather also poses serious threats to your pet’s health?

The Westfield Veterinary Group has some tips to keep your pet safe during the cold New Jersey winter.

Limit the time outdoors since ears and toes are prone to frostbite.
Check paws ...

Cold Weather Safety Tips for Your Pets

UNION, NJ - You're probably already aware of the risks posed by warm weather and leaving pets in hot cars, but did you know that cold weather also poses serious threats to your pet’s health?

The Westfield Veterinary Group has some tips to keep your pet safe during the cold New Jersey winter.

Limit the time outdoors since ears and toes are prone to frostbite.
Check paws ...

Someone's Best Friend is Hanging at Nutley Police Headquarters, Do You Know Him?

NUTLEY, NJ - Someone's best friend decided to take a walk on his own and was picked up by officers of the Nutley Police Department in the area of Ohson Ave.

Please contact the Nutley Police Department at  (973) 284-4940 to help reunite this guy with his humans. 

 

Since 2016, TAPintoNutley.net  has been the only locally owned news ...

Bateman Bill Opens the Door for Man's Best Friend at NJ Breweries

TRENTON, NJ - Legislation co-sponsored by state Sen. Christopher "Kip" Bateman to allow dogs in New Jersey breweries has passed the Senate Law and Public Safety Committee.

“One of the biggest challenges any small business owner will face is increasing foot traffic. Our bill will increase foot AND paw traffic for local breweries,” Senator Bateman (R-16) said.

Total Eclipse of Supermoon Visible Tonight

January 20, 2019

BLOOMFIELD, NJ – Sunday night, January 20 at approximately 11:41 p.m. a total eclipse of the moon will be visible, weather permitting.  Because the moon will nearly be in perigee, or the closest to the earth in it’s orbit, it will be a “supermoon.”

According to Spaceweather.com, in perigee the moon appears nearly eight percent wider than the average full ...

Triple Trouble for Northern New Jersey: Two Storms and Sub-Zero Temperatures Expected

HAWTHORNE, NJ - A triple threat of winter weather will impact the North Jersey area over the next several days, providing the year’s first snowfall and potentially the coldest temperatures of the season. The line-up begins with a fast moving winter storm Thursday night. This system, the remnants of a low moving east out of the southern plains, is expected to drop 1 to 3 inches of snow over ...

Winter Storm May Be Heading Our Way

PARSIPPANY, NJ - Ok, it's weather time! Winter kicked off in the Nation’s midsection this past weekend enjoying a healthy swath of snow from KC to DC on to AC (while points north around the tri-state were spared, for now). Speaking of football, game time temps in KC this Sunday are expected to be near to below 0°F with wind chills of minus 10°F to 20°F (perhaps ...

Mountainside Medical Group Adds Thoracic Surgeon Steven Herman, M.D.

January 22, 2019

Montclair, NJ, - Mountainside Medical Group announced Monday that Hackensack Meridian Health Mountainside Medical Center’s Chief of Thoracic Surgery Steven Herman, M.D., has joined the practice.

Dr. Steven Herman holds several academic positions in prestigious institutions.  He is an Associate Professor, Surgery at Hackensack Meridian Health School of Medicine at Seton ...

Red Cross Alert: Falling Blood Supplies Trigger Emergency Need for Donors

NEW JERSEY — The American Red Cross has issued an emergency call for blood and platelet donors to prevent a prolonged blood shortage.

The Red Cross collected some 27,000 fewer blood and platelet donations during the weeks of Christmas and New Year’s Day than is needed to sustain a sufficient blood supply. During this period, about 1,350 fewer blood drives were hosted ...

Perdue Chicken Nuggets Recalled

SPARTA, NJ – Stop & Shop has announced a recall by Perdue Foods, LLC of approximately 68,244 pounds of ready to eat chicken nugget products.  The action comes after three people filed complaints of finding wood in the food according to the United States Department of Agriculture.

The nuggets were produced on October 25, 2018: 22 oz plastic bag packages of frozen “PERDUE ...

Nutley Board of Education to Swear in Four Trustees at Reorganization Meeting

January 4, 2019

NUTLEY, NJ - The Nutley Board of Education will swear in four trustees during the reorganization meeting on Mon. Jan. 7. 

Three trustees were elected to the BOE on Nov. 6, Teri Quirk, Ken Reilly, and Erica Zarro. Quirk and Zarro are new to the board, Reilly served on the educational body in the past. Frank DeMaio will also be sworn in at the meeting. DeMaio was selected to ...

New Jersey Sophomore Is Overall High Point Rider At CPI Florida

January 23, 2019

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — Audrey Schulze, a 10th grader from Ridgewood, N.J. earned the CPI Overall High-Point Rider award at the ninth Annual College Preparatory Invitational (CPI) Florida Horse Show Jan.17-20 at Jim Brandon Equestrian Center in West Palm Beach.

At the premier college equestrian recruiting and educational event, young riders met coaches and admissions representatives from ...

Martin Luther King Remembrance Race Highlights Meadowlands' Weekend

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — The Meadowlands kicked off the weekend by honoring the memory of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on Jan. 18 with a race that featured only African-American drivers.

Mike Cruse’s name was one of the more recognizable to Meadowlands' regulars in the race and one of the driving forces behind the event. During his career, he’s won 282 races, the most recent ...

Two Tiny Horses Get The Biggest Gift Of All, A New Home

LUMBERTON, N.J. —  Two miniature horses received the greatest gift of all during the holidays — a new home — when Gleneayre Equestrian Program partnered with the EQUUS Foundation and Artemis Farm Rescue.

The story began when Ellen Healey, Founder and Executive Director of Gleneayre Equestrian Program, an EQUUS Foundation Guardian, reached out to the EQUUS Foundation to ...

Edison Heating and Cooling Offers Cold Weather Efficiency and Safety Tips

January 21, 2019

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – With the freezing temperatures upon us, experts state that several key factors play an important role in maintaining a warm and safe home throughout the long, cold winter. 

“Maintenance is key when it comes to your home running safely and efficiently,” said Mike Iarrapino, owner of Edison Heating and Cooling. “Ensuring that your home is ...

Caldwell Residents Rally to Stop Demolition of Historic Home on Smull Avenue

CALDWELL, NJ — In response to the news that the owner of the residence located at 30 Smull Avenue in Caldwell has applied to have the structure torn down, many area residents as well as Preservation New Jersey (PNJ) have expressed disapproval, claiming it to be an important part of the borough’s history and architectural heritage.

Some residents have taken action to ...

Houseplants 101

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - Lift your spirits and improve your indoor environment by taking part in the indoor gardening movement. An apartment or home filled with tropical, succulent and flowering plants can provide beauty, extend your garden season, improve air quality and create a peaceful environment to de-stress.

Though some may find indoor gardening a bit intimidating, don’t let past ...

NJ Supreme Court Dismisses More Than 780K Minor Municipal Court Warrants

January 17, 2019

TRENTON, NJ— If you have an outstanding arrest warrant for a municipal court case issued before 2003, your case may have been dismissed.

The New Jersey Supreme Court today dismissed over 780,000 minor municipal court warrants that have gone unresolved for 15 years or more. One of the cases dismissed dates back to 1976.

The order comes after a report by a three-judge panle recommended ...

Neiman Marcus Agrees to Improve Cybersecurity, Pay $1.5 Million Penalty after Breach of Payment Card Data

TRENTON, NJ - Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal announced today that New Jersey has entered into a multi-state settlement with Neiman Marcus that resolves allegations the chain failed to protect the personal information of shoppers who made in-store purchases using payment cards.

A December 2013 hacking incident targeted Neiman Marcus’s point-of-sale systems, compromising account ...

Bill Would Require Fire Suppression Systems in New Homes

January 20, 2019

TRENTON, NJ – In 2016, 53 people in New Jersey loss their lives in a fire and another 239 sustained injuries from deadly blazes. Legislation sponsored by state Assembly members Annette Quijano, Joe Danielsen and Annette Chaparro hopes to prevent such deaths and injuries as part of the “New Home Fire Safety Act.” 

The measure cleared the Assembly Housing and Community ...

Caldwell Residents Rally to Stop Demolition of Historic Home on Smull Avenue

CALDWELL, NJ — In response to the news that the owner of the residence located at 30 Smull Avenue in Caldwell has applied to have the structure torn down, many area residents as well as Preservation New Jersey (PNJ) have expressed disapproval, claiming it to be an important part of the borough’s history and architectural heritage.

Some residents have taken action to ...

Commissioner Tucci presents White Paper on Multi-Family Housing on Nutley at BOC Meeting

NUTLEY, NJ - Nutley Commissioner Mauro Tucci presented his White Paper on "The Effect of Multi-Family Housing on Nutley NJ" at the Jan. 15 Board of Commissioner Meeting. 

The paper was the result of collaborative reseach from Nutley's five municipal departments and the Board of Education. 

The paper will be available on the Township of Nutley website this week.

Rain This Morning Followed by Large Drop in Temps Will Make North Jersey Travel Challenging Today

January 20, 2019

NEW YORK, NY - The National Weather Service reports that rain, heavy at times, will continue to about noon today. This afternoon temperatures will drop to around 25 and remain below freezing for the rest of the day and into Monday.

These temperature drops produce a condition called 'Black Ice" - the road may appear wet but is actually frozen, resulting in mororists losing ...

Family-Friendly Chocolate Festival Coming to New Jersey Jan. 27

Attention chocoholics: The Chocolate Expo is coming to the Garden State Plaza in Paramus, NJ, on Sunday, Jan. 27, from 10 a.m. until 7 p.m.

Now in its 11th year, organizers claim that it’s America’s largest chocolate festival.

Local, regional and international vendors at the expo will offer tastings and sales of gourmet chocolates, baked goods, specialty ...

NJ Law Banning Smoking at Public Beaches and Parks starts Today

TRENTON, NJ - Legislation signed last summer prohibiting smoking at public beaches and parks in New Jersey goes into effect today. The bill, S-2534, updates the “New Jersey Smoke-Free Air Act of 2006.”

According to the American Lung Association, more than 480,000 people die from tobacco use and exposure to secondhand smoke, making it the leading cause of preventable death ...

SOMA Film Festival is Back for Its Fourth Year this March

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - The fourth annual SOMA Film Festival will take place March 20 to March 24, at The Woodland in downtown Maplewood, with a free special partnership screening at Seton Hall on March 19. 

The main festival will begin Wednesday, March 20 at 6 p.m. at The Woodland and will launch with an evening of feature films from local filmmakers Michael Wechsler, Rachel ...

SOMA Film Festival is Back for Its Fourth Year this March

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - The fourth annual SOMA Film Festival will take place March 20 to March 24, at The Woodland in downtown Maplewood, with a free special partnership screening at Seton Hall on March 19. 

The main festival will begin Wednesday, March 20 at 6 p.m. at The Woodland and will launch with an evening of feature films from local filmmakers Michael Wechsler, Rachel ...

Cedar Grove Welcomes Woodland Indoor Playground to the Downtown District

CEDAR GROVE, NJ - Woodland Indoor Playground, 450 Pompton Ave., had its grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony on Saturday.  Pictured are Cedar Grove Downtown Advisory Member Dave Fletcher, Cedar Grove Councilwoman Kerry Peterson, Marina Miller and Julija Stoliarova from Woodland Indoor Playground, and Cedar Grove Councilman Robbie Vargo.  

Murphy Calls for Speedy Replacement of Aging AirTrain at Newark Airport

January 22, 2019

NEWARK, NJ - Gov. Phil Murphy today urged the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey to replace the aging AirTrain system that connects Northeast Corridor passengers to Newark Liberty International Airport. 

The AirTrain transports about 33,000 riders each day between Newark Liberty International Airport terminals, parking lots, rental car facilities and the Northeast Corridor Rail ...

Sandals Resorts Eliminates All Styrofoam Across Caribbean Resorts Starting Feb. 1 2019

MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica - Sandals and Beaches resorts will eliminate all Styrofoam from their resorts in the Caribbean starting Feb. 1, 2019. Sandals operates 19 resorts on seven islands including the Bahamas, Grenada, and Turks & Caicos. 

"As we enter the New Year, it's incredibly important to our Sandals family that environmental sustainability remains a key ...

RAVE Reviews Publishes Ranking of 10 Best Ski Towns in America

EUGENE, OR - Ski season is upon us and RAVE, the lifestyle review site, recently published the list of the ten best ski towns in the United States. 

"Hitting the slopes is more than just a hobby for some, it's an outlet or an easy way to leave their worries behind. We want it to be easier for everyone to experience that," said Hillary Miller, Managing Editor for RAVE ...

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Red Cross Alert: Falling Blood Supplies Trigger Emergency Need for Donors

January 21, 2019

NEW JERSEY — The American Red Cross has issued an emergency call for blood and platelet donors to prevent a prolonged blood shortage.

The Red Cross collected some 27,000 fewer blood and platelet donations during the weeks of Christmas and New Year’s Day than is needed to sustain a sufficient blood supply. During this period, about 1,350 fewer blood drives were hosted ...

Some Tickets Still Available for Taste of the World IV to Benefit Nutley Music Boosters this Friday

NUTLEY, NJ - The Nutley Music Boosters Association will host the fourth annual 'Taste of the World II' January 25 at Nutley Parks and Recreation on Park Ave.

Nuttley's favorite restaurants and food crafters will come together for one night to support students of instrumental music in all Nutley Public Schools. Live music, Tricky Tray, Calendar ...

Upcoming Events

Thu, January 24, 7:00 PM

Hosted by Bible Baptist Church, Hasbrouck Heights

Hasbrouck Heights Mothers of Preschoolers {MOPS} ...

Education

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Fri, January 25, 10:30 AM

Adult School Dept of Montclair Public Library, Montclair

Russian Composers

Arts & Entertainment

Fri, January 25, 4:00 PM

Montclair Public Library, Montclair

Preschool Balance Workshop: A Leap Into Science ...

Arts & Entertainment Education

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Sat, January 26, 11:00 AM

NJPAC Center for Arts Education, Newark

Open House! Saturday & Summer Programs at NJPAC

Arts & Entertainment Education

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Tue, January 29, 7:00 PM

Adult School Dept of Montclair Public Library, Montclair

Jean-Michel Basquiat, and the "New Wave" Neo ...

Arts & Entertainment

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Wed, January 30, 6:30 PM

Adult School Dept of Montclair Public Library, Montclair

Photography: DSLR Basics

Arts & Entertainment Travel

The Kernel - Nutley Rites of Passage and Local Lore, Inspired by my friend Pete Bruno

Have you ever:

Walked the Passaic Avenue trestle?
Learned to swim at ITT?
Ate at Cousin Ben’s?
Fought on Church Hill?
Got a glove at Drewes or Savino’s?
Biked down Devil’s Hill?
Visited Albino Village or Monk’s Castle?
Seen Murphy directing traffic at the Four Corners?
Snuck under the fence at the Oval?
Had a Weller and talked with Kelly?
Caught or saw a ...

The Kernel - A Slice of Life in "The Nutley"

"The Kernel" is my new mini-blog that will highlight happenings in Nutley. I hope everyone will find the information provided interesting, educational, and occasionally entertaining. 

Our premier blog will be a brief history and update on the former Roche property, now called ON3. 

Many exciting developments have occurred on ON3 since Roche announced their ...

Time For McConnell To End The Shutdown

January 22, 2019

Nobody, including Trump’s most ardent supporters, would really care if Trump ever built his stupid wall or not. His base supports him for reasons that are not necessarily policy concerns, but rather out of an irrational sycophantic allegiance to an individual whom they consider to be some anointed deity. So, who is really to blame for this reckless shutdown and why is it happening at ...

How MLK Makes Me Feel: From The Eyes of a Gen Z

“Faith is taking the first step, even when you don’t see the whole staircase,” “If you can’t fly, then run. If you can’t run, then walk. If you can’t walk, then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward,” and of course “I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by ...

Federal Employees at Newark Airport to Get a Helping Hand

January 22, 2019

NEWARK, NJ - The Community FoodBank of New Jersey will distribute food tomorrow to help federal employees at Newark Liberty International Airport amid the government the shutdown.

The organization will be at the airport tomorrow to give TSA, FAA, and Customs & Border Protection employees free fresh produce and boxes of nutritious, nonperishable food. A SNAP outreach coordinator ...

CC Minton, Appointed President of East Orange Based Stevenson & Moses Boxing For Life Corp

Stevenson & Moses Boxing for Life Corp. appointed CC Minton, a resident of West Orange NJ, as President of the company.  Ms. Minton joined the Board of Directors in September 2018 and has led the company, as President, since her appointment in November 2018.  She is a President’s Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition Leadership award recipient and has over 15 years of ...

Priest with Ties to Rutgers Among Clergy Accused of Sex Abuse

January 17, 2019

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A Catholic priest who served at Rutgers University in the 1970s was on the list of 50 clergy members that a regional Jesuit organization this week say were credibly accused of child sex abuse.

On Tuesday, the Northeast Province of the Jesuits, which represents the Roman Catholic order of priests in parts of New Jersey, released a list that included Andrew ...

Man Arrested for Video Threat Against Paterson Police in Retaliation for Death of Jameek Lowery

PATERSON, NJ - A Paterson man faces charges for making terroristic threats against members of the Paterson Police Department. 

According to Police Director Jerry Speziale, Edward Lawrence Jones was apprehended at approximately 8:45 a.m. in the area of 92 Carroll Street in what he termed a “soft, professional arrest.” Two handguns were also recovered in the home.

In a short ...

On3

Friday Flashback: Gov. Murphy cuts ribbon opening Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine at Seton Hall University

December 21, 2018

NUTLEY, NJ - New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy joined leaders from Hackensack Meridian Health, Seton Hall University, and other dignitaries to officially open Hackensack Meridian Medical School at Seton Hall University on the On3 campus in Nutley and Clifton on May 30. The school is the first private medical school to open in the Garden State in 50 years. 

The first class of 55 students ...

Gov. Murphy Delivers Economic Development Strategic Plan at On3 in Nutley

NUTLEY, NJ - Governor Phil Murphy unveiled his economic development strategic plan, “The State of Innovation: Building a Stronger and Fairer Economy in New Jersey”, at the On3 campus in Nutley on Monday. The plan sets New Jersey on the path to a stronger and fairer future where innovation and diversity are at the forefront of the State’s economy. The ...

Brooklyn Restaurateurs Bring New Flavors to South Orange

January 23, 2019

Two new restaurants recently opened near each other in South Orange, NJ, both with Brooklyn roots.

Owners of the upscale American The Fox & Falcon and Latin street food specialists Miti Miti were drawn to the area first for their families, seeking more space in the New Jersey suburbs than they could find in Brooklyn. It wasn’t long before their culinary roots came ...

Coast Guard Rescues Man Stranded on Icy Island in Frigid Navesink River

January 23, 2019

RUMSON, NJ — In biting winds and near-zero temperatures, U.S. Coast Guard crews Monday morning rescued a distressed individual stuck on a small island in the Navesink River.

At about 9:40 a.m. on January 21, watchstanders at Coast Guard Station Sandy Hook received notification from the Rumson Police Department that a 21-year-old man was stranded on the island — located west of ...

Nutley High School Welcomes Incoming 9th Graders and Parents: January 15

January 13, 2019

The Nutley Public Schools Academic Department Coordinators, NHS Building Administrators and School Counseling Department will present a scheduling program for current eighth grade parents and students on Tuesday, January 15 at 7:00 pm.

During the evening, parents and students will hear from each department regarding their course of study.  Information will be presented which will ...

Letters: Nutley Superintendent of Schools Dr. Julie Glazer Is Looking Forward to 2019

December 21, 2018

Dear Nutley Staff, Parents and Community,

It seems hard to believe that 2018 is nearly over. I am hopeful that you have been able to enjoy the warm traditions of Nutley this season. I know I have.

First, let me commend all our staff and students who participated in holiday concerts and performances in our schools and around town these past few weeks. Events like these ...

Repetitive Strain Injury Can Be Further Prevented by Proper Stretching

As a musician, there is no greater feeling than losing yourself in your instrument. However, playing any instrument frequently can lead to developing a repetitive strain injury. This can cause pain and make it difficult to play the music you love.

When faced with a repetitive strain injury, treating it quickly and efficiently is the best way to help you return to playing without pain. It is ...

Family Fun Night at Nutley Public Library

The Nutley Public Library invites you to our first Family Fun Night of 2019 on Monday, January 28 at 7:00 PM. Families with children of all ages can enjoy a story time and then play games afterwards! No registration required. For more information, visit youthservices.nutleypubliclibrary.org or call the Youth Services Department at 973-667-0405 ext. 2623. 

Alexa Majana and Antonio Sanzone perform at the Nutley Public Library

Enjoy a concert of classical favorites performed by two talented and award-winning pianists at the Nutley Public Library on Monday, January 14th at 7 p.m. Alexa Majana and Antonio Sanzone will perform pieces by Bach, Beethoven and Chopin as well as featuring some works by lesser known composers.

Alexa Majana is studying Piano Performance at Westminster Choir College and serves ...

January 2019 Programs at Nutley Public Library

January 2019 Programs at Nutley Public Library

 

Wednesday, January  9, 16, 23, 30 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 bring your own supplies. This group meets every ...

Tickets On-Sale Now as WWE Legends & IWF Stars Unite for Charity!

NUTLEY, NJ – Four of the most recognizable professional wrestling legends join the adrenaline-charged excitement as IWF presents a family-friendly Live Event on Saturday, April 13, 2019, 7:30 pm to benefit American Cancer Society's Relay For Life.  It happens at Parks and Rec Center, 44 Park Avenue, Nutley.

“Relay For Life of Nutley is having LOUD & PROUD once again ...

Nutley Little League Baseball Registration Scheduled for January 20th

Commissioner Mauro G. Tucci and the Department of Parks and Recreation have announced that Little League registration forms are now available.  Registration will be held Sunday, January 20, 2019 from 9 am to 2 pm at the Parks and Recreation Department, Room 300.  Two leagues are available based on your current address.  Families living West of and including Prospect Street – ...

Girls Recreation Softball and Travel Softball Registration Now Open for 2019 Season

Commissioner Mauro G. Tucci announces the Department of Parks and Recreation is currently accepting applications for the 2019 Girls Softball Program and Travel Softball Program.  These programs are open to Nutley Girls and will create a positive softball experience through the education of the sport, stressing the importance of teamwork, good sportsmanship, and fun!!!  Young ladies ...

Nutley Police Department Blotter Jan. 11 through 18, 2019.

January 19, 2019

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

Police have received a number of complaints regarding phone fraud involving PSEG. Police Chief Strumolo urges residents to contact PSEG directly if anyone representing to be from there are seeking ...

The Jaffe Briefing - January 23, 2019

WHO'S ASKIN'? - Bada bing. Bada boom. "The Sopranos" are back. Casting has begun for a big screen prequel to the hit HBO series that brought Jersey-grown wiseguys into America's households. The late James Gandolfini's son, Michael, 19, is to play a younger version of mob boss "Tony Soprano," the role his dad made famous. Anybody who knows the plot behind ...

The Heart of the Giving

January 11, 2019

Carmen LoRe has built his empire of LoRe Sweeping, over the last 40 years in Nutley, NJ. which includes a fleet of 20 trucks. Carmen is a formatible man of 71, when he comes into the room you see a strong very determined man until you realize that he must carry oxygen around with him to help him breathe!

In his 30’s Carmen was diagnosed with a heart issue, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, a ...

Michael's Media Madness: Aquaman Movie Review

Does Aquaman Sink the DCEU or Swim Towards the Future?

(Minor Spoilers)

Riding the wave of the DC Extended Universe and diving into the depths of DC Comics mythology is James Wan’s origin of “the King of the Seven Seas”: Aquaman which opened last weekend. I can't promise that I've gotten all of the puns out of the way, but I have to tell you, walking ...

NJ Army National Guard Troop Deploys to East Africa to Fight Terror

January 23, 2019

Gottheimer Delivers Keynote Remarks on Critical Fight Against al-Shabaab, ISIS, homegrown lone-wolf terrorism

WESTFIELD, NJ -- Monday, U.S. Congressman Josh Gottheimer (NJ-5) delivered the keynote remarks at the deployment ceremony for the New Jersey Army National Guard’s 102nd Cavalry Regiment, C Troop, which is being deployed to the Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa ...

Strollers’ 2018–2019 Season Continues With New Family Favorite The Day the Rainbow Broke Up

The Strollers community theater continues its 87thseason with a new production of the family favorite, The Day the Rainbow Broke Up, by Casey Bell.The children’s show will be performed for two weekends in February at The Burgdorff Center for the Performing Arts in Maplewood, NJ.

First produced as a world premiere by the Strollers in 2017, the show was an instant crowd pleaser; ...

Mountainside Medical Group Adds Thoracic Surgeon Steven Herman, M.D.

Montclair, NJ, - Mountainside Medical Group announced today that Hackensack Meridian Health Mountainside Medical Center’s Chief of Thoracic Surgery Steven Herman, M.D., has joined the practice.

Dr. Steven Herman holds several academic positions in prestigious institutions.  He is an Associate Professor, Surgery at Hackensack Meridian Health School of Medicine at Seton Hall.  ...

Tony's Wife by Adriana Trigiani

Tony’s Wife by Adriana Trigiani (Harper and Collins, 2018)

When I was a teenager, dancing in my room to “Dancin’ Machine” by the Jackson Five or “Jungle Boogie” by Kool and the Gang, my father would, on occasion, poke his head into my room and query, “What are you listening to?” I knew that I was in for “the lecture,” how young people ...

Becoming by Michelle Obama

Becoming by Michelle Obama (Crown Publishers, 2018)

Becoming by former First Lady, Michelle Obama, is an autobiography that exudes the grace of a woman who exemplifies everything that a female can aspire to become in today’s world. Throughout the book, Obama follows the theme that she sets out in the early chapters; the theme of “becoming.”

The chapters are organized into ...

The Clean 20

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 ...

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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