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Nutley Police Department Actively Investigating Carjacking of Food Delivery Driver

December 8, 2022

NUTLEY, NJ - The Nutley Police Department, in conjunction with the Belleville Police Department, are investigating carjacking incidents targeting food delivery drivers. 

According to Det. Lt. Anthony Montanari, there was a carjacking in Nutley during the evening of Dec. 7. The event took place on Hilton St.

A man and woman approached and threatened a delivery driver who was robbed at ...

State Funding Helps Bloomfield Center Alliance Make Various Enhancements to Downtown District

Thanks to a grant commitment received earlier this year from the State of New Jersey Main Street New Jersey Office, the Bloomfield Center Alliance has added a few things to the downtown’s streetscape to help beautify the commercial district.  Earlier this summer, it purchased and installed brackets and flowering plants on sixteen light poles located along the blocks of Broad Street, ...

Target Recalls Cloud Island Toy Sets Due to Choking Hazard

Target has recalled Cloud Island 4-piece Plush Toys set due to choking hazard, announced the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. According to the recall, the tires on the toy vehicles can detach, thus posing a choking hazard to children.

The vehicles are a soft, knitted construction and include a blue car, a yellow bus, a red tractor, and a green truck each with a rattle inside.  The ...

Newark Airport’s ‘Terminal A’ Opening Delayed Again

NEWARK, NJ — If you thought you’d be among New Jersey’s first travelers to enjoy Newark Liberty International Airport’s new, ultra-modern Terminal A — think again.

The new $2.7 billion Terminal A was to open to the public Thursday. However, that's now postponed until January, making it the busy terminal's fourth delay since early 2021.

Today’s ...

NJ Parks Hosting Free Reenactment of Washington's Crossing of the Delaware This Weekend

TITUSVILLE, NJ — Take a break from the holiday shopping and experience a piece of history this weekend.

New Jersey State Parks, Forests & Historic Sites will be hosting a free reenactment of George Washington's fateful Christmas Day trip across the Delaware River on Sunday, December 11 from 10AM to 3PM at Washington Crossing State Park in Titusville. 

Join ...

God Of Carnage Opens Friday at Nutley Little Theatre

December 7, 2022

GOD OF CARNAGE is only a few days away. Set is up, rehearsals are continuing, and tickets are on sale.

This is one hit you don't want to miss!

Performances are December 9th to December 17th.

Come see what happens when two sets of parents meet to discuss their sons' altercation....and throw a little bit of rum in there too.

Go to www.nutleylittletheatre.com to reserve your ...

Success of ‘Wednesday’ Could be Good News for Westfield, Home of AddamsFest

WESTFIELD, NJ — The new series “Wednesday,” centered on the Addams Family character as a teenager, now holds the record for the most hours viewed in a week for an English-language TV series on Netflix, according to the streaming service.

That could be good news for the town of Westfield, which hosted a premiere of the first episode a month in advance during AddamsFest, the ...

Rich Baron and Mike Rocket Headline at Nutley's Oakley This Weekend

Come out and join us for an exciting week of entertainment, featuring Trivia, Karaoke and Live Music!!!

Wednesday 6pm-8pm Trivia Night

Thursday 8:30pm to 11:30pm Karaoke Night

Friday 7pm to 10pm Rich Baron

Saturday 4pm to 7pm Mike Rocket

Hoboken Officially Acquires Union Dry Dock Property

December 8, 2022

HOBOKEN, NJ - The City of Hoboken has at long last acquired the Union Dry Dock property, Mayor Ravi Bhalla announced Wednesday. 

The move, a statement said, will now allow for the development of a park at the 5-acre site and result in the connection of a publicly accessible waterfront that the City has wanted to achieve for ...

Fair Share Housing Suing Glen Rock Over Denial of 69 Apartment Units on Rock Road

GLEN ROCK, NJ - While borough officials have said they were looking to avoid court when they agreed to the Fair Share Housing plan several years ago, they now find themselves embroiled in two lawsuits over the denial of a developer's proposal to construct 69 apartments in a mixed-use development on Rock Road, 14 of which would be rented as affordable units.

The latest suit, recently filed ...

How the New BJ’s Will Affect the Willowbrook Mall and Wayne's Property Taxes

WAYNE, NJ – For many, the new BJ's Wholesale Club – now open in the empty spot at the Willowbrook Mall where Sears used to be – is exciting in a shopping sense. But BJ's will do much more for the mall and for Wayne Township itself beyond selling their goods? 

It adds another anchor to the huge shopping center, draws in new customers, can help shore up revenues ...

LIDL Recalls Advent Calendar Due to Potential Salmonella Contamination

December 8, 2022

Lidl US has announced a voluntary recall for the 8.4 oz Favorina branded Advent Calendar (Premium Chocolate with a Creamy Filling) due to potential Salmonella contamination, announced the FDA. 

The product affected by this recall includes: 8.4 oz Favorina branded Advent Calendar sold between October 12, 2022 and December 5, 2022 with a BEST IF USED BY year of 2023 ...

Popular Food Truck 2 Much Sauce Opens Storefront in Scotch Plains

SCOTCH PLAINS and PLAINFIELD, NJ -- It started with an old food truck purchased from a junkyard in Washington, New Jersey. After an initial investment of $2,000 and $20,000 in repairs, partners Elijahwon Edwards and Kyle Briggs found rapid success with their food truck selling what they describe as "comfort food." Edwards brought the culinary finesse, while Briggs' experience ...

Kraft Heinz Foods Company Recalls 2,400 Pounds of Oscar Mayer Ready-To-Eat Ham and Cheese Loaf Products

The Kraft Heinz Foods Company is recalling 2,400 pounds of Oscar Mayer Ham & Cheese loafs due to possible cross-contamination with under-processed products, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced Tuesday.

The products subject to recall bear establishment number “Est. 537V” inside the USDA mark of inspection. The ...

Nutley Residents May Be Eligible for a NJ Property Tax Rebate

December 8, 2022

NEW JERSEY — New Jersey has five different tax relief programs for homeowners and renters.

Ellen Steinberg is the chairperson of the NJ Senior Council. She said it's important all New Jersey residents know about the programs, and there's one major reason why.

"Because it's their money," Steinberg told TAPinto.

"The State has made it very confusing ...

Penalties for Illegal Firearms Sales Would Increase Under State Law

TRENTON, NJ — State Senators Troy Singleton and Linda Greenstein want to expand culpability requirements for unlawful firearms trafficking violations under a proposed law. 

The legislation, Senate Bill 2159, known as the “Real Accountability for Consequences of Unlawful Trafficking of Firearms Act,” unanimously passed the Senate Budget and ...

Ride-Share Drivers' Sexual Misconduct History would be Reported Under Proposed Law

TRENTON, NJ -- Senator Linda Greenstein (D-Middlesex/Mercer) is pushing legislation that would require transportation network companies (TNC) such as Uber or Lyft to share information concerning a driver’s sexual misconduct history.

The legislation, which is aimed at holding ride-sharing drivers accountable for their actions, passed the Senate Transportation Committee on ...

New Jersey Is The 10th Best State for Jobs in 2022: Study

December 3, 2022

NEW JERSEY - New Jersey was ranked as the 10th best state for jobs in the year 2022, according to a new study by the personal finance website, WalletHub. The study compares all 50 states by 35 key indicators revolving around job-market strength, opportunity and economic vitality. 

Here is where New Jersey ranked in some of those key categories:

2nd in Economic ...

Nutley Chamber of Commerce Adds New Members in November 2022

NUTLEY, NJ - As the Nutley Chamber of Commerce gets ready for the annual end-of-year party at Mamma Vittoria on Dec. 8, the local business organization announced that it added five new members in November 2022.

Nutley Chamber new members for month of November 2022 are:

Law Offices of Kimberley A. Donohoe
The Historic Restoration Trust - Kingsland Manor
The Curious ...

TAPinto Hawthorne Welcomes New Editor, Rebecca Greene

HAWTHORNE, NJ - Thursday, December 1, will see TAPinto Hawthorne welcome a new editor, veteran news journalist Rebecca Greene.  Greene, no stranger to Hawthorne, brings three decades of hyper-local journalistic experience with her and will become the head of content for the TAPinto Hawthorne franchise.  Outgoing editor John Van Vliet expressed his best wishes for Greene as she takes ...

State Funding Helps Bloomfield Center Alliance Make Various Enhancements to Downtown District

December 8, 2022

Thanks to a grant commitment received earlier this year from the State of New Jersey Main Street New Jersey Office, the Bloomfield Center Alliance has added a few things to the downtown’s streetscape to help beautify the commercial district.  Earlier this summer, it purchased and installed brackets and flowering plants on sixteen light poles located along the blocks of Broad Street, ...

‘Tis the Season for Mailbox Thefts, Porch Pirates

NEWARK, NJ — The U.S. Postal Service is warning Newark residents to be extra cautious about using street corner mailboxes to send gift packages or holiday cards that contain cash, checks, or valuable gift cards.

This warning comes after the U.S. Postal Inspector’s service say four Newark mail carriers became victims of gunpoint holdups over the past few weeks, with assailants ...

Body Found in Nutley Park, Essex County Prosecutor Investigates

NUTLEY, NJ - After a weekend of social media rumors and speculation, Det. Lt. Anthony Montanari of the Nutley Police Department told TAPinto Nutley that a body was found in the Third River. 

Montanari reported that Nutley Public Safety Commissioner Alphonse Petracco and Nutley Police Chief Thomas Strumolo confirmed the recovery on Friday Dec. 2. 

According to police reports, ...

NJ Man Admits to Defrauding Lenders Out of $400K in Home Equity Scheme

December 7, 2022

NEWARK, NJ - A 52-year-old Jersey City man faces up to 30 years in jail and a one million dollar fine after admitting that he conspired to orchestrate a fraudulent home equity line of credit that led to over $400,000 in losses for the impacted lenders. 

According to U.S. Attorney Philip R. Sellinger, Anthony Garvin, 52, whom the statement described as a “real estate investor” ...

Gov. Murphy Names Sciortino as Senior Advisor for Strategic Communications

TRENTON, NJ — Jennifer Sciortino has a new role in the Murphy Administration.

On Friday, Governor Phil Murphy announced that Sciortino, who has served as Mayor of Bordentown City since May 2021, will join the Governor's Office as Senior Advisor for Strategic Communications starting on December 5. She will be leaving her job as Director of Communications for ...

Opposition To NJ High School's Drag Show Draws Students, Allies To Heated Meeting

FLEMINGTON, NJ - Student council members usually speak on school happenings at each Hunterdon Central Board of Education meeting, but when the superintendent got word that a large crowd would attend the Nov. 21 meeting to oppose a drag show hosted on campus, he called off that month’s presentation for their safety.

“I discussed the concern with our student activities and student ...

Target Recalls Cloud Island Toy Sets Due to Choking Hazard

December 8, 2022

Target has recalled Cloud Island 4-piece Plush Toys set due to choking hazard, announced the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. According to the recall, the tires on the toy vehicles can detach, thus posing a choking hazard to children.

The vehicles are a soft, knitted construction and include a blue car, a yellow bus, a red tractor, and a green truck each with a rattle inside.  The ...

Staying Healthy During the Holidays – Tips from RWJBarnabas Health Experts

NEW JERSEY – With the holidays quickly approaching, residents throughout the state are gearing up for travel, the return of indoor gatherings, and long-overdue celebrations that may have been put on hold for two years due to the pandemic.

The timing of the holidays, however, combined with the current uptick in both the flu and RSV cases along with emerging variants of COVID-19, ...

Hospitals in Critical Need of Blood Donations Amid Nationwide Type O Blood and Platelet Shortage

West Orange, NJ, – RWJBarnabas Health is urgently appealing for blood and platelet donations, especially Type O blood, in response to a severe blood and platelet shortage among hospitals throughout the state heading into the winter holidays and season. Due to an acute nationwide shortage and critically low reserve of Type O Blood, the universal blood type, U.S. blood suppliers are ...

Child Survivor of the Holocaust Visits Rahway High School

December 8, 2022

RAHWAY, NJ — When Maud Dahme finally shared her memory of the moment the Allies liberated her and her sister from the horrors of the Nazis in 1945, over 77 years before, her words cracked with emotion. There was sadness in her voice, no doubt, but profound gratitude as well. Both sentiments, in turns out, can often work in concert. "It's still so emotional for me," ...

In Replica Cattle Car, Westfield Students Learn About Holocaust

WESTFIELD, NJ — Footprints on the floor of the replica wooden cattle car show how closely people were crammed inside similar looking cars as they were shipped to concentration camps.

Throughout the day Tuesday, about 300 students at Westfield High School entered that freight car and connected with the torments of the Holocaust through the exhibit stationed on the school's front ...

Absenteeism still on the rise in Newark Public Schools

The Newark public school system continues to contend with chronic absenteeism, as statistics from the second month of the school year show that the problem is getting worse. 

The percentage of students chronically absent or severely chronically absent grew to 31% in October from 27% in September. In October, the percent of students “rarely” absent dropped down to 44.5% from ...

New Jersey Black Bear Hunt Begins Following Court's Ruling

December 6, 2022

TRENTON, NJ — New Jersey's black bear hunt began Tuesday afternoon, following a ruling by the Appellate Division of the state Superior Court.

After lasting for three hours on Tuesday, the hunt will be open from 12 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday December 7 through Saturday, December 10.

The hunt was reinstated last month and was then stopped last week following a court ...

New Jersey Black Bear Hunt Halted Following Judge's Ruling

TRENTON, NJ — Just days before it was set to begin, a judge has stopped New Jersey's black bear hunt.

Three animal rights groups, including the Animal Protection League of New Jersey, claimed a loophole was used to reinstate the hunt and went to court.

State Appellate Division Judge Lisa Rose announced the decision Wednesday. In her ruling, bear hunt opponents have until Friday ...

New State Law Requires Schools to Submit Digital Maps to Law Enforcement

TRENTON, NJ — Starting in the 2023-24 school year, all schools in New Jersey will have to submit digital maps of their campuses to law enforcement.

Gov. Phil Murphy signed S-2426 into law Wednesday. It requires the information to be submitted next year and updated regularly with copies given to designated law enforcement.

"We have seen, time and time again, public mass shootings ...

Trailblazers: An Exclusive Interview with Anthony Iannarone and his 50 years of Service to the Nutley Public Library

December 8, 2022

NUTLEY, NJ - Anthony Iannarone is retiring after 50 years of service on the Nutley Free Public Library Board this year.

The township recognized Iannarone with a proclamation during the Oct. 4 Board of Commissioners meeting. On Oct. 16, a bronze plaque naming the Childrens' Room for Iannarone was revealed during a standing-room-only ceremony. 

In September 1972, Mayor Carmen A.

Nutley's Radcliffe School Welcomes Back Chase

NUTLEY, NJ - Imagine opening your door after a 16- month battle with cancer and seeing a crowd of friends and neighbors there to walk you to school on  your first day back. That's just what happened as Chase McGee returned to Radcliffe School Monday morning. 

With a crowd that seemed to just keep getting bigger and bigger, a lights-and-sirens escort by the Nutley Fire ...

Nutley's Gary Marino of Guaranteed Rate Mortgage Hosts Virtual 'Toys For Tots' Drive

Deliver some much-needed cheer to a child in need this holiday season during our Toys for Tots Virtual Toy Drive!

To participate, just visit toysfortotsbox.com by 12/9/22 and enter the code RATE. Guaranteed Rate Companies will match a dollar for dollar, so rev up your sleigh and donate today!

Guaranteed Rate helps people with Life's Biggest Purchase (TM). With Offices in 50 states, ...

Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick Honored with Congressional Gold Medal

December 6, 2022

Washington, DC - Officer Brian Sicknick, who died after suffering two strokes the day after the violent insurrection of January 6, 2021, was honored  by the United States Congress who presented him and his colleagues in the Capitol Police with two Congressional Gold medals. 

U.S. Representatives Bonnie Watson Coleman (NJ-12) and Don Beyer (VA-8) introduced ...

Brookdale Reformed Church Hosts Annual Blue Christmas Service Dec. 7

Christmas can be a difficult time for anyone who feels loss of any kind, hurt, despair or loneliness.

This is true especially after so much has happened in our communities, country and world.

This will be our 8th year in offering this service to those who find it difficult to rejoice, yet want to celebrate Christ's birth.

Come and join us and stay afterwards for light refreshments ...

Vincent Church Nutley Hosts Annual Living Nativity Tonight After Tree Lighting

NUTLEY, NJ - Vincent United Methodist Church will present its annual Living Nativity tonight December 4.

From 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., members of the congregation will present short portrayals every 20-30 minutes of the birth of Jesus in a stable setting on the front lawn of the church. 

The free presentation will include Angels, Shepherds, Wise Men, Mary, Joseph, baby ...

Montclair Public Schools Announce Interim Athletic Director

December 8, 2022

MONTCLAIR, NJ — Ron Anello has been named the new athletic director for the Montclair Public School District. He oficially began on December 1.

Anello was appointed as the district's temporary athletic director last week, according to the Montclair school administration.

According to authorities, Anello has 40 years of experience as a coach and athletic director.

Jonathan ...

Nutley's Family Friendly IWF Wrestling Coming to New Brunswick Middle School

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Dark Oracle Sage, standing 6 feet 5 inches and weighing 255 pounds, often appears in a cloud of smoke, bringing an air of mystery and mysticism to the ring. 

What Supersonic KC Bonilla (6 feet, 185) may lack in size, he makes up for in heart and athleticism because this hard-driving high-flier can come careening off the top rope at any moment.

Then ...

Christmas Came Early: Paterson Native Donates $5M to Hinchliffe Revitalization Efforts

PATERSON, NJ – A $5 million gift to Montclair State University will be used to spur the creation of a museum and learning center at the historic Hinchliffe Stadium. 

Highlighting Negro League Baseball and the Stadium’s legacy as a cultural touchstone, the space will serve as an educational and community hub for the City of Paterson and Montclair State University and faculty, ...

Nutley Police Department Actively Investigating Carjacking of Food Delivery Driver

December 8, 2022

NUTLEY, NJ - The Nutley Police Department, in conjunction with the Belleville Police Department, are investigating carjacking incidents targeting food delivery drivers. 

According to Det. Lt. Anthony Montanari, there was a carjacking in Nutley during the evening of Dec. 7. The event took place on Hilton St.

A man and woman approached and threatened a delivery driver who was robbed at ...

Two Luxury Cars Worth $750K Stolen From Montclair Home

MONTCLAIR, NJ - A Montclair resident has reported to police that two expensive cars, costing a total of $750,000, were taken from a Montclair residence on Monday.

The front gate of a Club Way resident's home was reportedly destroyed when he got up, according to the Montclair Police Department. He quickly discovered that two high-end automobiles from the garage were missing: a 2018 ...

Nutley Police Confirm Fire Chief is Under Investigation Following YouTube Livestream

NUTLEY, NJ -  YouTube viewers were glued to their devices Tuesday night as a live stream broadcast by OBL Nation showed what was described as "Catching a Fireman Pred at Walmart" involving a Nutley resident. 

TAPinto Nutley broke that story just after midnight Dec. 7, 2022: Nutley Resident Questioned by Police Following YouTube Livestream

On the afternoon ...

All Aboard: Students to Study Delaware River on Solar-Powered Boat

December 8, 2022

CAMDEN, NJ – Students and teachers in the city will get a new, unique classroom next fall: A 49-foot-long, solar-powered catamaran that will take them up and down the Delaware River as part of their studies about the environment and the river.

The vessel, to be custom-built next year, will leave the Wiggins Park Marina at the city's waterfront and take the students for a hands-on ...

Protestors Voice Opposition to Bear Hunts in New Jersey

PARAMUS, NJ - Protestors voiced their opposition to bear hunts in New Jersey on Route 17 Northbound early on Saturday afternoon.

Approximately 30 protesters were demonstrating at the event.

Conditions were rainy and windy. Several news outlets were in attendance covering the protest. 

Bear Hunt Protest Scheduled for Tomorrow in Paramus

Bear hunts were banned in the ...

Bloomfield’s Green Initiatives Highlighted at Latest Township Council Meeting

BLOOMFIELD, NJ-- As local and global climate concerns mount and more residents look to reduce their carbon footprint, Bloomfield Township engineer Paul Lasek shared with Mayor Michael Venezia and the Township Council details on current initiatives within the town to “go green.” 

In a discussion at Monday night’s Council meeting, Lasek noted that Bloomfield is in the ...

Rescued! Landscaper Saves 'Pixie' from Nightmare Puppy Mill in Brick

December 6, 2022

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - East Brunswick High School graduate and local landscaping business owner Matthew Hage, EBHS c/o 2007, managed to bring a magical Pixie into his home just before Christmas, not knowing that the little black Boykin pup was the victim of hoarding at a now-infamous location in Brick Township, New Jersey. 

Matt and Pixie are mixed up in the story of "The ...

Tips to Keep Your Pets Healthy and Safe on Thanksgiving

BORDENTOWN, NJ — While Thanksgiving involves delicious food for humans, it can be tempting to give our furry family members some holiday treats off the table. However, many foods can be harmful, and sometimes even toxic, to your pets. 

Below are some safety tips for how to keep your pet healthy during holiday festivities:

Say NO to Turkey Treats: While it may be ...

Bloomfield Fire Department Receives Certification in Pet First Aid Course

BLOOMFIELD, NJ – Bloomfield pets (as well as their owners) can rest a little easier tonight knowing that all members of the Bloomfield Fire Department have completed a training course and are now certified in Pet CPR and First Aid, courtesy of public safety organization 120 Compressions LLC.

“Preserving the lives and safety of all members of a household, including those of pets, is ...

Sayreville Police Find Dog Chained to Tree

SAYREVILLE, NJ — Sayreville Police reported Monday that they found a dog chained to a tree in a wooded area behind Lighthouse Lane in Harbor Club.

The police are asking residents who know the owner to contact Sayreville Police at 732-727-4444.

"We are going to need to speak with them," said police.

Newark Airport’s ‘Terminal A’ Opening Delayed Again

December 8, 2022

NEWARK, NJ — If you thought you’d be among New Jersey’s first travelers to enjoy Newark Liberty International Airport’s new, ultra-modern Terminal A — think again.

The new $2.7 billion Terminal A was to open to the public Thursday. However, that's now postponed until January, making it the busy terminal's fourth delay since early 2021.

Today’s ...

NJ Parks Hosting Free Reenactment of Washington's Crossing of the Delaware This Weekend

TITUSVILLE, NJ — Take a break from the holiday shopping and experience a piece of history this weekend.

New Jersey State Parks, Forests & Historic Sites will be hosting a free reenactment of George Washington's fateful Christmas Day trip across the Delaware River on Sunday, December 11 from 10AM to 3PM at Washington Crossing State Park in Titusville. 

Join ...

Newark Museum of Art in Rare Company

NEWARK, NJ — The Newark Museum of Art sits in rare company these days.

It is part of what could be called the 3% Club, named so because of the estimated 35,000 museums in the country, only just over 3% (or 1,100) have achieved this level of excellence.

Originally accredited in 1972, The Newark Museum of Art retained its rarified perch when the governing body overseeing museums ...

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Thu, December 08
08:30 PM — 11:30 PM

Oakley Kitchen and Cocktails , Nutley

Karaoke (Kara-Oakley?) Thursdays at ...

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Fri, December 09
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ReMax Real Estate , Nutley

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Congresswoman Sherrill Hosting 2022 Heroes Program: Nominate A Member of the Community Who Inspires You

December 8, 2022

PARSIPPANY, NJ - Congresswoman Mikie Sherrill is again launching the Heroes Program for 2022, celebrating everyday heroes in our community. 

"Join me in honoring those who have been a hero in our community in ways big and small", said Sherrill.

Teachers, first responders, healthcare workers, volunteer leaders. Anyone who has made a positive impact on someone this ...

Nutley Board of Commissioners Approve Free Two-Hour Parking

NUTLEY, NJ - The Nutley Board of Commissioners announced through a resolution that free two-hour metered parking is approved for the period from Dec. 1 through 31 during the Tuesday, Dec 6 public meeting. 

Have Coffee With A Cop Friday at ReMax in Nutley

NUTLEY, NJ — The Nutley Police Department will hold a 'Coffee with a Cop' event on Friday, Dec. 9  at. ReMax Realty, 244 Chestnut St. will host Nutley's finest from 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Nowadays, most people do not meet police until there is an unpleasant event in their lives, which makes the sort of friendship that George Bailey had with Bert in ...

The Power of a Mindset Shift From “I Have To” to “I Get To”

How we approach our work and life can significantly impact our productivity and overall happiness. There are so many tasks to get done. It can seem like we have to do them all, and do them all now!

If your mindset is "I have to do," then you're likely feeling drained by endless demands. What if we shifted our mindset from "I have to do this" to "I get to do ...

Brooklyn Nets Move Past Portland Trail Blazers

On the Sunday after Thanksgiving, the Brooklyn Nets were scheduled to play against the Portland Trail Blazers after suffering a tough loss against the Indiana Pacers. This time, the Nets were able to pick up the slack and defeat the Trail Blazers 111-97. Kevin Durant led the way with 31 points with Seth Curry adding 29.

Curry’s shooting was a main catalyst for the Nets throughout ...

It’s Time to Share, Care and Support the Nutley Treasure Chest/Adopt A Family Program

The Holidays season is upon us, and the spirit of sharing, caring and kindness is in the air.

Commissioner John V. Kelly, III and The Nutley Department of Public Affairs and Health along with the Nutley Board of Education are requesting your assistance to make this Christmas an amazing experience for families within our community facing financial challenges this year.

For almost two ...

Nutley Teen Carries on S. Catherine’s Legacy of Kindness

Academy of the Holy Angels student Breanna Hetzer has been named as a recipient of the Sister Catherine Green Kindness Award in appreciation of her inspirational attitudes. The Nutley resident, who was honored during the November 21 Thanksgiving Prayer Service, exemplifies the kindness for which S. Catherine was known.

A School Sister of Notre Dame, S. Catherine was a member of the AHA ...

Nutley Public Library Events and Activities for December 2022

Starting December 1 – 2023 Winter Reading Challenge – Sign-up and read for 620 minutes throughout the month of January (20 minutes a day) for a chance to win a gift card to a local business!  Open to all ages.  Registration limited to Nutley Public Library cardholders.  Sponsored by the Friends of the Nutley Public Library.

During the month of December ...

November 2022 Events and Activities at the Nutley Public Library

During the month of November – Jewelry Sale and Fundraiser for the Friends – Handcrafted fashion jewelry including earrings, bracelets, necklaces and bookmarks are available for sale in the library lobby.  New items are added weekly and are perfect for holiday gifting.  Shop and support the Friends of the Nutley Public Library and animal rescue.

Wednesdays, November ...

A Hotter New Jersey and Heated Politics to Look Forward to?

UNION, NJ — The moderator for a round table about New Jersey’s future issues jokingly put it in perspective when he said the conversation was going to be “a panel of formers talking about the future.”  

But the conference at Kean University sponsored by the state’s largest utility -- Public Service Electric & Gas -- had a lot of “formers” ...

Annual Notice Township of Nutley 2023 Newspaper Designation

December 7, 2022

BE IT RESOLVED, by the Board of Commissioners of the Township of Nutley, County of Essex, State of New Jersey, that the following newspapers are hereby designated as the official newspapers for advertising for the Township of Nutley, for the year 2023:

THE NUTLEY SUN
ONE GARRET MOUNTAIN PLAZA
P.O. BOX 471

Woodland Park, New Jersey 07424
THE STAR LEDGER
ONE STAR LEDGER ...

Annual Notice Township of Nutley Planning Board 2023 Public Meeting Schedule

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE, in accordance with the Open Public Meeting Law, Chapter 231, P.L. 1975 the public meetings of the Planning Board of the Township of Nutley, Essex County, State of New Jersey will be held on the following dates at the Township of Nutley Municipal Building, One Kennedy Drive, third (3 rd ) floor Commission Chambers, One Kennedy Drive, Nutley, New Jersey 07110 ...

NJ Man Admits to Defrauding Lenders Out of $400K in Home Equity Scheme

December 7, 2022

NEWARK, NJ - A 52-year-old Jersey City man faces up to 30 years in jail and a one million dollar fine after admitting that he conspired to orchestrate a fraudulent home equity line of credit that led to over $400,000 in losses for the impacted lenders. 

According to U.S. Attorney Philip R. Sellinger, Anthony Garvin, 52, whom the statement described as a “real estate investor” ...

Gov. Murphy Names Sciortino as Senior Advisor for Strategic Communications

TRENTON, NJ — Jennifer Sciortino has a new role in the Murphy Administration.

On Friday, Governor Phil Murphy announced that Sciortino, who has served as Mayor of Bordentown City since May 2021, will join the Governor's Office as Senior Advisor for Strategic Communications starting on December 5. She will be leaving her job as Director of Communications for ...

Nutley Little Theatre Needs Your Votes Today

December 4, 2022

Dear friends, family and members of the theatre community -

I just received notification that the theatre to which I have been actively pursuing my retirement "occupation" - Nutley Little Theatre - has been nominated for FAVORITE LOCAL THEATRE in the BroadwayWorld New Jersey Awards.

In addition, my most recent past production of GEMINI (form June 2022) also received 3 ...

Early Spring

Early spring

On the bridge near the entrance to the Mud Hole pond across the way. Their were about twenty of these little birds that dashed here and there. Migration, That's what I've learned with the birds. They travel where ever they need to go TO SURVIVE. This bird I have forgotten it's name so I won't surmise . Their summer home ? MAINE or northward into Canada. Little ...

It's Official: Glen Rock Open Space Tax is a Go!

November 23, 2022

GLEN ROCK, NJ - The open space tax has passed after all votes were counted, differing from the unofficial tally from a few short days ago when taxpayers and local government officials thought the tax had not passed.

Official results were posted November 22, on the Bergen County Clerk website. Election day was November 8.

The open space tax will assess the average ...

Can New Jersey Have Same Day Registration and Voting? Twenty Other States Already Do

Good news: I moved to New Jersey in late October, 2018, visited the Motor Vehicle Bureau, and promptly received a NJ driver’s license and license plate. Not so good news: Two weeks later on Election Day, I visited my polling place with proof of residence and a photo ID and was told I was 21 days late and could neither register nor vote.

Imagine calling to order a pizza, and being told ...

After Bungled Ballots, Machines Malfunctioning, Officials Calling for Overhaul of Mercer County Elections System

MERCER COUNTY, NJ -- With ballots still needing to be counted from the November 8 general election, officials are now calling for an overhaul of and investigation into the Mercer County elections system. 

The push to restructure the countywide elections apparatus comes days after voting machines in every Mercer County town malfunctioned making it impossible for ballots to be ...

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Prism Capital Partners Announces Sale of Flagship Office Tower in Nutley

July 11, 2022

NUTLEY, NJ – Prism Capital Partners (Prism) has announced the sale of ON3’s flagship office tower, 200 Metro Boulevard in Nutley, to an affiliate of Cantor Fitzgerald, L.P. (Cantor Fitzgerald). Eastdil Secured represented Prism in the $131.7 million transaction to the New York City-based institutional investor, marking New Jersey’s largest suburban ...

Nutley Public Schools Host Human Library Project with Hackensack Meridian Medical School

NUTLEY, NJ - On Monday, June 20, the Nutley Public Schools hosted an introduction to the Human Library Project.  This program is the result of a partnership with the Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine. For the second year, the medical school has placed eight medical students with the district as part of their Human Dimension of Community Health course. They work under the guidance of Dr.

Livid by Patricia Cornwell

Livid: A Scarpetta Novel  by Patricia Cornwell. (Grand Central, 2022).

 

It has been a long time since I thought about Aristotle’s Poetics and his idea that unity of time, place, and action make for the best theatrical drama. But Aristotle’s classic approach to writing superior works popped  into my brain when reading Livid, the 26th installment in the Kay ...

Mad Honey by Jodi Picoult and Jennifer Finney Boylan

Mad Honey by Jodi Picoult and Jennifer Finney Boylan (Ballantine Books, 2022)

 

Mad Honey is a modern tale of star crossed lovers that has a twist that the reader doesn’t see coming. 

The boy is Asher McAfee, a sensitive, young man who has joined his mother in her escape from her abusive cardiothoracic surgeon husband, back to his Mom’s hometown, Adams, New ...

Importance of Oak Trees

October 30, 2022

The biggest project for Brookdale Park Conservancy in 2022 was replanting some of the park’s tree canopy that has been lost in recent years. Trees were selected based on being native species as well alignment with the Olmsted vision of park landscape. Out of 21 new trees planted, 15 were oaks including ...

My Cup Runneth Over

Is it me, or does it just seem like we experienced the World Cup four years ago?

Yes, finally it is that time again. The 2022 FIFA World Cup is in full swing mired in controversy, corruption, protests, and more controversy. Every four years The World Cup brings out the best in humanity.

To fully understand the brouhaha around this particular World Cup, you must first recognize that it is ...

Hospitals in Critical Need of Blood Donations Amid Nationwide Type O Blood and Platelet Shortage

December 8, 2022

West Orange, NJ, – RWJBarnabas Health is urgently appealing for blood and platelet donations, especially Type O blood, in response to a severe blood and platelet shortage among hospitals throughout the state heading into the winter holidays and season. Due to an acute nationwide shortage and critically low reserve of Type O Blood, the universal blood type, U.S. blood suppliers are ...

Broken Promises, Backroom Deals, and Free Golf in Parsippany

PARSIPPANY – James Barberio’s third term as Mayor of our community has had a rocky first month.

Supported by a one-party Council, Parsippany’s government has served only itself through the month of January. It began when Mayor Barberio broke a major campaign promise. He returned former Township Attorney John Inglesino’s law firm to the government payroll. It escalated ...

UNICO National Scholarship for High School Students in Nutley

Unico Foundation, Inc., a national service organization whose members are of Italian descent, offers four scholarships for high school seniors, as well as several others for undergraduate and graduate students of Italian descent. The Nutley chapter will sponsor eligible students who live in New Jersey. These scholarships for high school students are in addition to local ...

Walk In Sunshine Gives Thanks on Giving Tuesday

This Giving Tuesday, we want to give thanks to the generous supporters of Walk In Sunshine. Thanks to our donors and partners, we were able to help more families than ever. This week alone we helped pay for the funeral of a 3.5-month-old baby girl from Edison, New Jersey. A social worker at CHOP in Pennsylvania reached out to us at Walk In Sunshine and was so grateful we could help offset the ...

Exclusive Sponsorship Opportunities with TAPinto Can Help Your Business

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Why do businesses sponsor sporting events, township recreation events, and other initiatives?  Of course, they sponsor to show their public support. But there’s much more to it.  

Importantly, business owners want to align their business’s brand with the reputation and credibility of the event or initiative they are sponsoring. They ...

TAPinto CEO Michael Shapiro Participates in Downtown New Jersey Panel

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ — TAPinto Founder and CEO Michael Shapiro recently took part in a panel discussion at Downtown New Jersey's annual conference, called "Destination Downtown." The panel focused on local news and public relations and how both impact local businesses.

Shapiro and other professionals discussed how to implement a public relations campaign to promote ...

How TAPinto’s Email Marketing Opportunities Can Help You Reach a Large Local Audience

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Email marketing is the tried-and-true strategy of sending emails to engage with your business’s prospects and customers.

It’s the most direct and effective way of connecting with your audience and converting them into customers.

According to Constant Contact, the average return on investment (ROI) on email marketing is $36 for every $1 spent.

In fact, ...

TAPinto Showcases Industry-Leading Support System for Owner/Publishers

WESTFIELD, NJ — Jackie Lieberman was one of TAPinto's first owner/publishers and in the 10 plus years since she first became part of the TAPinto family, local news and digital marketing have evolved considerably, but one crucial aspect has stayed the same: the industry-leading support provided by TAPinto to its owner/publishers.

TAPinto Westfield is part of a network of ...