Top Local News

Here's How Nutley Residents Can Receive 4 Free, At-Home Rapid COVID-19 Tests By Mail

January 18, 2022

UNITED STATES - Beginning Wednesday, January 19, at-home, rapid COVID-19 tests will be available for all American households, announced the Biden Administration. 

According to the administrations, testing is an important tool to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19. Public health experts and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommend that Americans use at-home ...

Bloomfield MLK Day Celebration Addresses "Fierce Urgency of Now"

BLOOMFIELD, NJ-- The themes of urgency around protecting our democracy and the importance of community involvement were in the forefront of the Township of Bloomfield's celebration of the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on a Monday evening.  While past celebrations of the day were held live in Bloomfield's New Light Baptist Church, a church reminiscent of where Dr.

VIDEO: Promising COVID-19 News in New Jersey, Kids Helping Kids & Honoring a Hero

NEW JERSEY — There's new promising news that the COVID-19 surge in New Jersey is slowing. Plus, generous kids are using their hearts to help other kids. Also, one community prepares to honor a local hero, as he celebrates a milestone.

TAPinto's Kristina Behr has today's Now in New Jersey, Powered by TAPinto, brought to you by Lakeland Bank.

Now in New Jersey ...

New Jersey's COVID-19 Rate of Transmission Falls Below 1.0

NEW JERSEY — The COVID-19 Rate of Transmission, the measurement of how much the virus is spreading, fell below 1.0 on Tuesday to 0.96.  A number below 1.0 means the outbreak is on the decline, with every infected person spreading COVID-19 to fewer than one additional person, on average.

The State Health Department confirmed 9,073 additional new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday.

Governor Phil Murphy Sworn In For Second Term

TRENTON, NJ — “Were all the votes counted?” joked Josh Murphy, as he and his siblings introduced their father during his inauguration for second term as 56th Governor of New Jersey. 

After the small roast from his four children and a speech from his wife and First Lady Tammy Murphy, Governor Phil Murphy took the podium following Chief Justice Stuart Rabner ...

VIDEO: Promising COVID-19 News in New Jersey, Kids Helping Kids & Honoring a Hero

January 18, 2022

NEW JERSEY — There's new promising news that the COVID-19 surge in New Jersey is slowing. Plus, generous kids are using their hearts to help other kids. Also, one community prepares to honor a local hero, as he celebrates a milestone.

TAPinto's Kristina Behr has today's Now in New Jersey, Powered by TAPinto, brought to you by Lakeland Bank.

Now in New Jersey ...

Governor Phil Murphy Sworn In For Second Term

January 18, 2022

TRENTON, NJ — “Were all the votes counted?” joked Josh Murphy, as he and his siblings introduced their father during his inauguration for second term as 56th Governor of New Jersey. 

After the small roast from his four children and a speech from his wife and First Lady Tammy Murphy, Governor Phil Murphy took the podium following Chief Justice Stuart Rabner ...

Join Your Friends at the Oakley in Nutley for Trivia, SGS Karaoke Night and Live Music!

January 18, 2022

Join us for Trivia, SGS Karaoke Night and Live Music!

Wednesday 6-8PM - Trivia

Thursday 8:30-11:30pm SGS Karaoke Night Fundraiser

Friday 9pm-12am Kimon

Saturday 8-11pm John Nutile

The Oakley has great food with delicious pizza, burgers, sandwiches and entrées. For the grown-ups, there are signature cocktails and beers on draft. There are also plenty of TVs for watching ...

Annual Garden State Model Railroad Club Highlights Over 60 Years of Fun

NORTH HALEDON, NJ - Last week the Garden State Model Railroad Club wrapped up its annual Model Railroad Show, held in the lower levels of 575 High Mountain Road in North Haledon.  For those who missed out, the club members said that another showing is being considered for late March, when their doors will again be open to the public to check out the extraordinary, masterful model work which ...

Introducing the Cast of 'Clark Gable Slept Here' Opening at Nutley Little Theatre in February

Introducing the cast of our long awaited production of Michael McKeever’s “Clark Gable Slept Here,” directed by Helen Exel!

Kristie McClain - Estelle the Maid

Greg Northam - Jarod “Hilly” Hilliard

John Fraissinet - Gage Holland

Ann Grippo - Morgan Wright

Joey Nasta - Travis

Russ Meyer - Presenter

Patrick Zane - Voiceovers

It’s the night ...

Too Cold to Get Naked®? Not at Stew Leonard's Where Naked® is Healthy

January 18, 2022

PARAMUS, NJ - With the start of a new year, many of us are looking to become healthier, both mentally and physically.

But, that can be easier said than done; just ask Stew Leonard's chef Tyshawn Lackey.

“I think we have been programmed since we were young to think that healthy food is bland or nasty or that it’s too expensive," Lackey said.

With ...

Warm Up with a Local Cup, Bloomfield

BLOOMFIELD, NJ-- Whether you are a half-caff mocha latte with almond milk, an African rooibos with a touch of honey, or a straight-up black coffee drinker, a cup of your favorite toasty beverage may be just what you need as temperatures dip into the single digits.  TAPinto Bloomfield has gathered recommendations from your neighbors for the best independent shops in town to snag your cup ...

She's Jammin' - Montclair Farmers Market Chef Wins Gold Award for Peach/Ginger Jam

MONTCLAIR, NJ – Jams by Kim has earned fans during the summer months at the Montclair Farmers Market and throughout New Jersey for its creative artisanal jams and has now been recognized with a national award for its Peach and Ginger jam by the Good Food Foundation. 

Kim Osterhoudt, founder/owner of Jams by Kim said her jam won first prize in the Preserves ...

Nutley Public Affairs Commissioner Announces 2022 Healthy Initiative

January 16, 2022

NUTLEY, NJ - Public Affairs Commissioner John V. Kelly III declared that 2022 is the year of getting out and walking for Nutley residents during the Tuesday, Jan. 4 Board of Commissioners meeting.

Kelly suggested walking to restaurants and through the nine township parks. “Go walk the town. We have amazing parks thanks to our mayor. […] It’s easy to get from one place ...

Stanley, Benson & Timberlake Legislation Requiring Cancer Screening Coverage for Firefighters Enrolled in State Health Benefits Program Heads to Governor

TRENTON, NJ – With firefighters at greater risk of cancer than the general population due to their exposure to carcinogens on the job, a measure sponsored by Assembly Democrats Sterley Stanley (LD-18), Daniel Benson, and Britnee N. Timberlake would require certain health insurers to provide coverage for cancer screenings on behalf of firefighters. The legislation ...

Legislation Signed by Gov. Murphy Enshrines Marriage Equality into State Law

TRENTON – Governor Murphy signed into law S3416, which codifies marriage equality in New Jersey law by providing that all laws concerning marriage and civil union are to be read with gender-neutral intent. Marriage equality currently exists in New Jersey based on state and federal Court decisions. 

“Despite the progress we have made as a country, there is still ...

Bloomfield MLK Day Celebration Addresses "Fierce Urgency of Now"

January 18, 2022

BLOOMFIELD, NJ-- The themes of urgency around protecting our democracy and the importance of community involvement were in the forefront of the Township of Bloomfield's celebration of the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on a Monday evening.  While past celebrations of the day were held live in Bloomfield's New Light Baptist Church, a church reminiscent of where Dr.

Newark Fire Captain Dead After Being Found Unresponsive Inside Firehouse Over Weekend

NEWARK, NJ — A Newark fire captain is dead while a retired city firefighter was hospitalized after their bodies were found unresponsive this weekend inside a Park Avenue firehouse. 

Both individuals were found inside the firehouse, located at 269-271 Park Ave., Saturday morning, according to Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore Stephens and ...

Lawsuit in Maplewood Hijab Case Coming, but Not Yet Filed

MAPLEWOOD, NJ – An associate of the parents of a South Orange elementary school student - who contend a teacher improperly removed the girl’s hijab – is disputing published reports alleging the parents have sued the school district.

The associate, James Davis III, who is chairman of Black Parents Workshop, said the parents are planning to sue the South Orange Maplewood School ...

People to Watch in 2022: Jonathan Holloway, Rutgers University President

January 18, 2022

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Being handpicked to throw out the first pitch before a Major League Baseball game is an honor usually reserved for the likes of rock stars, Olympic heroes and the President.

For Jonathan Holloway – who was recruited by the Stanford football program in the mid-1980s to punish running backs and flatten quarterbacks – the invitation to throw out the first ...

Governor Phil Murphy Makes MLK Day a Day of Service at NJCDC Drive-Through Food Collection

PATERSON, NJ – Governor Phil Murphy, Mayor Andre Sayegh, Congressman Bill Pascrell Jr. and other local officials, as well as more than a dozen youth volunteers, joined the New Jersey Community Development Corporation (NJCDC) on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, to host an outdoor Drive-Through Food Collection event at the Great Falls Youth Center.

Donors stopped by to donate what amounted ...

NJ Navy Veteran Turning 100 Years Old

FLEMINGTON, NJ - World War II Navy veteran, and Flemington resident, Bill Watkinson will celebrate his 100th birthday Jan. 23 – and residents are invited to celebrate with him.

Watkinson was stationed on the USS Yorktown from 1942 to 1946. By 1943, he was a Navy test pilot, certifying aircraft and delivering them to the U.S. fleet abroad, and, in 1944, he was certified as a fighter ...

Here's How Nutley Residents Can Receive 4 Free, At-Home Rapid COVID-19 Tests By Mail

January 18, 2022

UNITED STATES - Beginning Wednesday, January 19, at-home, rapid COVID-19 tests will be available for all American households, announced the Biden Administration. 

According to the administrations, testing is an important tool to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19. Public health experts and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommend that Americans use at-home ...

New Jersey's COVID-19 Rate of Transmission Falls Below 1.0

NEW JERSEY — The COVID-19 Rate of Transmission, the measurement of how much the virus is spreading, fell below 1.0 on Tuesday to 0.96.  A number below 1.0 means the outbreak is on the decline, with every infected person spreading COVID-19 to fewer than one additional person, on average.

The State Health Department confirmed 9,073 additional new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday.

‘Give Kids a Smile’ Program to Provide Free Dental Care at Hackensack Meridian Mountainside Medical Center

MONTCLAIR, NJ -- Hackensack Meridian Mountainside Medical Center will participate in the American Dental Association’s “Give Kids a Smile” program on Friday, February 4, to provide free dental care for children 12 years old and younger.

“Nearly one in four children under the age of five already has cavities,” said Aneta Wojcik, D.D.S., director of Mountainside ...

Nutley Residents Named to Fall 2021 Dean's List at Montclair State University

January 18, 2022

MONTCLAIR, NJ - Montclair State University congratulates Red Hawks from Nutley named to the Fall 2021 Dean's List.

Enia Rios 

Vincent Russo 

Grace Aristy 

Marina Bollano 

Maggie Redstone 

Eric Sebek 

Mark Notarmaso

Robert Carlucci

Anthony Cassie 

Patrick Infante 

Dante Bevere 

Cara Abaya ...

Lawsuit in Maplewood Hijab Case Coming, but Not Yet Filed

MAPLEWOOD, NJ – An associate of the parents of a South Orange elementary school student - who contend a teacher improperly removed the girl’s hijab – is disputing published reports alleging the parents have sued the school district.

The associate, James Davis III, who is chairman of Black Parents Workshop, said the parents are planning to sue the South Orange Maplewood School ...

When Bus Shortage Impacted Paterson Students, These Teachers Took the Wheel

PATERSON, NJ – When the Paterson Public Schools faced a bus shortage threatening the ability of students to get to school, two teachers at the Paterson Adult Continuing Education Academy took the wheel. 

On Wednesday, Superintendent of Paterson Public Schools Eileen Shafer recognized Michael McMahon and Kenneth Reilly, who both have their CDL license, for stepping up when ...

"Do You Ever Feel Like a Plastic Bag?" It's Time to Get Ready for New Jersey's Bag Ban

January 18, 2022

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - New Jersey’s ban on single-use plastic products is inching closer, prompting local businesses to assess how to continue operation if they are no longer allowed to use plastic bags. P.L. 2020 c117, which was signed into law on November 4, 2020, will go into effect on May 4, 2022. 

The new law, which prohibits the use of single-use plastic carryout bags in all ...

TAPinto Nutley Welcomes Gary Marino of Guaranteed Rate as Our Latest Marketing Partner

NUTLEY, NJ - TAPinto Nutley welcomes Gary Marino as our latest marketing partner. 

Gary Marino is the VP of Mortgage Lending NMLS# 41910 at Guaranteed Rate  NMLS# 2611 139 Chestnut St. Suite 1, Nutley NJ, 07110.

Guaranteed Rate has helped over 100,000 people with Life's Biggest Purchase (TM). With 150 offices and full service solution in 50 states, we assist customers the ...

No Bull About It, The Woodcroft Steakhouse & Seafood Is Set To Become Another Nutley Dining Destination

NUTLEY, NJ - The Nutley culinary renaissance will be in full swing this year when the Woodcroft Steakhouse & Seafood opens on Washington Ave. 

Located in the space that was home to American Bistro, the restaurant first caught our attention in the Fall of 2021 when the Township of Nutley Board of Commissioners approved the transfer of the plenary license to ...

Governor Phil Murphy Makes MLK Day a Day of Service at NJCDC Drive-Through Food Collection

January 18, 2022

PATERSON, NJ – Governor Phil Murphy, Mayor Andre Sayegh, Congressman Bill Pascrell Jr. and other local officials, as well as more than a dozen youth volunteers, joined the New Jersey Community Development Corporation (NJCDC) on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, to host an outdoor Drive-Through Food Collection event at the Great Falls Youth Center.

Donors stopped by to donate what amounted ...

GoFundMe Set Up for Family of NJ Mother of 4 Who Died of COVID-19 Three Weeks After Giving Birth

SOMERVILLE, NJ - A 37-year-old Somerville woman who gave birth to a baby boy three weeks ago has died of COVID-19 complications without ever having the chance to hold her newborn, according to family and friends.

Michelle Stani, who had recently moved to Somerville from Bridgewater also had an 11-month old daughter, Jordan, a son Noah, 4 and her oldest daughter Samantha, 19.

She had ...

Keeping the Dream of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Alive

With the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday just around the corner, it got me thinking about an article I read back in 2019. Found on the NBC News section, Better by Today, the article, “Meaningful Ways to Celebrate Martin Luther King Day for Kids and Adults,” was authored by Nicole Spector. At this time, she found her positivity level lacking and was having difficulty seeing the United ...

Montclair African-American Clergy Blast Mayor Spiller, Demand Answers Over Lack of Response to Attorney's 'Racist' Remarks

January 15, 2022

MONTCLAIR, NJ - A collective group of Montclair African-American Clergy are demanding answers from Mayor Sean Spiller and Township Council members over the racist, inflammatory remarks made by former township attorney Ira Karasick.

After reports surfaced revealing that Karasick had called an African-American community leader "three-fifths of a human," Spiller and council ...

Grace Church to Mark Restorative Justice Sunday Jan. 16

Join Grace Church Nutley, Sunday January 16 at 10am, for Restorative Justice Sunday.

We pray and sing prayers and hymns of freedom, celebrate the work of Martin Luther King, Jr, and learn about incarceration in New Jersey.

Vincent Church Nutley to Gather for Human Relations Sunday and Second Sunday after Epiphany on Jan 16

Vincent United Methodist Church will gather for worship this Sunday morning, January 16 at 10:00 a.m. on the Second Sunday after Epiphany and Human Relations Day.

The church is open for worship in the church sanctuary, will be broadcast live from the sanctuary on the church Facebook page, and will be available for Call In. Hymns will
be sung by Music Director Tricia Blanchard. Rev.

Huang leads RU Gymnastics with First Place Finish and Career-High 9.950 on Floor

January 17, 2022

PISCATAWAY, NJ – Rutgers gymnastics recorded its third-best team vault score in program history to highlight its 2022 home opener at Jersey Mike's Arena. The Scarlet Knights posted three scores of 9.850 to lift the vault score to 49.150, contributing to an overall score of 194.550.

RU posted a total of nine top three finishes and a number of career-highs, as ...

NJ Resident Competes in Walt Disney Marathon Weekend as One of 31 Original "Perfect" Runners

TOTOWA, N.J. - Local resident Mark Monteyne represented the Borough at the 2022 Walt Disney World's 29th Marathon Weekend.

Held every January in Orlando, Florida since 1994, the marathon this year ran from Jan. 7 through 9. It was part of a weekend race series that also included a 5K, 10K, a half-marathon, and a number of challenges involving one or more ...

Ice Hockey: Passaic Valley-Cedar Grove Blanks Clifton, 4-0

LITTLE FALLS, NJ -- Ryan Kratz' hat trick carried Passaic Valley-Cedar Grove to its first victory of the season, 4-0, over Clifton on Monday.

Jonathan Montana gave PVCG a 1-0 lead with a goal 6:50 into the first period, with an assist from Chris Cubeta.

The Hornets extended their lead to 2-0 with the first of Kratz' three goals, 2:44 into the second period with an assist from ...

Overturned Fuel Truck in Wayne Spills Diesel onto Route 23 and Into Local Water Basin

January 18, 2022

WAYNE, NJ – Fire Companies #1, 2 and 5 were dispatched at 9:15 a.m. on Monday morning for an overturned truck on the corner of Route 23 and New Street. What they found was a fuel tanker truck completely upside down with diesel fuel actively leaking onto the roadway and into drainage pipes that flow into the local water basin.

The Van Varick and Sons tanker truck held 2,000 gallons of ...

Newark Fire Captain Dead After Being Found Unresponsive Inside Firehouse Over Weekend

NEWARK, NJ — A Newark fire captain is dead while a retired city firefighter was hospitalized after their bodies were found unresponsive this weekend inside a Park Avenue firehouse. 

Both individuals were found inside the firehouse, located at 269-271 Park Ave., Saturday morning, according to Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore Stephens and ...

Wayne Fire Company Helps in Passaic Chemical Plant Eleven-Alarm Inferno

WAYNE, NJ – For more than twelve hours in frigid temperatures and extremely difficult circumstances, volunteers from Wayne’s Fire Company #1 joined firefighters from dozens of other towns to help quell an enormous inferno at a huge warehouse owned by the Qualco Chlorine Manufacturing plant in Passaic. The fire soon set the next door chlorine plant ablaze as well

The first alarm ...

Nutley High School’s Instant Decision Day From the Eyes of the Students

January 5, 2022

NUTLEY, NJ - On December 2nd, Nutley High School hosted an event called, “Instant Decision Day” annually where seniors get to meet directly with select schools and get an acceptance statement on the spot. This year, students met virtually with college counselors and were able to at minimum, walk away with more knowledge of the college process or at maximum, run away with a full-ride ...

Salvatore Balsamo Speaks All About The Nutley Board Of Education And The New Term That Is Approaching

NUTLEY, NJ -  Salvatore Balsamo spoke to the Maroon & Gray and the new term that is approaching. Mr. Balsamo has lived in Nutley for his whole life; he grew up on Beach St. Mr.Balsamo feels as Nutley has helped him grow into the man he is today, “There are so many people that have helped me in both big and small ways. Most of them were friends, neighbors, and teachers ...

Dickens Village in Maplewood NJ Celebrates the 2021 Holiday Season Starting on December 4th

November 29, 2021

MAPLEWOOD,  NJ -- Dickens Village, an annual Maplewood NJ tradition, returns to Ricalton Square this week and will be open to the public from 1pm - 4pm on December 4th, 11th and 18th.

In celebration of the yearly event, TAPintoTV takes a look back at Stephanie Willoughby's visit to Dickens Village in 2019, and the community tradition of re-creating the village from ...

Producing User Generated Content: Tips and Tricks

According to recent data, 85% of Americans own a smartphone**. Smartphones are routinely used to publish pictures and video via websites and apps, which enables users to share their participation in an event, presence at a location, or highlight a relationship or connection with other people. The primary means of creating and publishing User-Generated Content has become the smartphone.

What is ...

Bill Bratton and NJ Mayors Discuss Public Safety, Community Policing and Bail Reform at Roundtable Event

PATERSON, NJ -- Former Police Commissioner Bill Bratton took part in a roundtable discussion on public safety, community policing and bail reform at the Passaic County Community College’s Hamilton Club on October 28. 

Moderated by Larry Mone of the Manhattan Institute, Bratton was joined by three New Jersey mayors: Paterson Mayor André Sayegh, Trenton Mayor Reed Gusciora, and ...

"Do You Ever Feel Like a Plastic Bag?" It's Time to Get Ready for New Jersey's Bag Ban

January 18, 2022

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - New Jersey’s ban on single-use plastic products is inching closer, prompting local businesses to assess how to continue operation if they are no longer allowed to use plastic bags. P.L. 2020 c117, which was signed into law on November 4, 2020, will go into effect on May 4, 2022. 

The new law, which prohibits the use of single-use plastic carryout bags in all ...

White Or Wet Monday Day in Nutley?

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ – All the models have confirmed what had been developing throughout the weekend. The impending storm will be a major event, but for all but the most northern and western portions of New Jersey and counties immediately north of New York City, it will be almost entirely a rain event.

The center of the storm is currently making its way up from the southeast, bringing ...

Experts Dig Plan to Dredge Landing Channel, Use Mud to Restore Floating Island, Roxbury's 'Freak of Nature' in Lake Hopatcong

ROXBURY, NJ – Scientists and officials are mulling the possibility of dredging the shallow Landing Channel section of Lake Hopatcong and dumping the material on nearby Floating Island, a dense clump of vegetation once described as a wonderful "freak of nature." 

Those interested in the idea say it might be a great way to deepen Landing Channel – helping prevent weed ...

Too Cold to Get Naked®? Not at Stew Leonard's Where Naked® is Healthy

January 18, 2022

PARAMUS, NJ - With the start of a new year, many of us are looking to become healthier, both mentally and physically.

But, that can be easier said than done; just ask Stew Leonard's chef Tyshawn Lackey.

“I think we have been programmed since we were young to think that healthy food is bland or nasty or that it’s too expensive," Lackey said.

With ...

Warm Up with a Local Cup, Bloomfield

BLOOMFIELD, NJ-- Whether you are a half-caff mocha latte with almond milk, an African rooibos with a touch of honey, or a straight-up black coffee drinker, a cup of your favorite toasty beverage may be just what you need as temperatures dip into the single digits.  TAPinto Bloomfield has gathered recommendations from your neighbors for the best independent shops in town to snag your cup ...

She's Jammin' - Montclair Farmers Market Chef Wins Gold Award for Peach/Ginger Jam

MONTCLAIR, NJ – Jams by Kim has earned fans during the summer months at the Montclair Farmers Market and throughout New Jersey for its creative artisanal jams and has now been recognized with a national award for its Peach and Ginger jam by the Good Food Foundation. 

Kim Osterhoudt, founder/owner of Jams by Kim said her jam won first prize in the Preserves ...

Chick-fil-A Franchise Announces Hackensack Location on Route 4

HACKENSACK, NJ— Chick-fil-A, the ninth-largest franchise company in the United States, officially announced the opening of its sixth restaurant and drive-thru in Bergen County,  in an effort to replace a run down Hooters on Route 4. The state's first Chick-fil-A opened more than 40 years ago in the food court at Paramus Park Mall and currently has 55 locations across the ...

Clifton Animal Shelter Invites You to Take the #BettyWhiteChallenge

January 17, 2022

CLIFTON, NJ - January 17th would have been Betty White’s 100th birthday. The Clifton Animal Shelter is joining hundreds of shelters and rescues across the country by inviting everyone to take the #BettyWhiteChallenge.

Whether we first met her on Password, as "Happy Homemaker" Sue Ann Niven, as Delores Bickerman in "Lake Placid," or her five guest appearances on ...

Apollo Gets Fostered into a Home

WAYNE, NJ – Wayne’s social media groups blew up when pictures of the Great Dane Apollo, looking emaciated, began to appear along with accusations of his mistreatment in the Wayne Animal Shelter.

RELATED STORY: What Happened to Apollo? Sick Dog in Wayne Animal Shelter Becomes Center of Controversy

Many believed that Apollo was not receiving the care they felt he should during the ...

Apollo Gets Fostered into a Home

WAYNE, NJ – Wayne’s social media groups blew up when pictures of the Great Dane Apollo, looking emaciated, began to appear along with accusations of his mistreatment in the Wayne Animal Shelter.

RELATED STORY: What Happened to Apollo? Sick Dog in Wayne Animal Shelter Becomes Center of Controversy

Many believed that Apollo was not receiving the care they felt he should during the ...

St. Hubert's Pays Tribute To Betty White with "Pay What You Wish" Adoption Fees For Animals 8 Years and Up

MADISON, NJ - St. Hubert's Animal Welfare Center, as well as animal welfare organizations around the country are paying tribute to Betty White by joining the #BettyWhiteChallenge on social media which encourages animal lovers to donate to local shelters on January 17, which would have been White's 100th birthday.

Community members can donate to the animals at St. Hubert's by ...

Annual Garden State Model Railroad Club Highlights Over 60 Years of Fun

January 17, 2022

NORTH HALEDON, NJ - Last week the Garden State Model Railroad Club wrapped up its annual Model Railroad Show, held in the lower levels of 575 High Mountain Road in North Haledon.  For those who missed out, the club members said that another showing is being considered for late March, when their doors will again be open to the public to check out the extraordinary, masterful model work which ...

Bordentown Cranberry Festival Officially Set to Return in October 2022

BORDENTOWN CITY, NJ — After a hugely successful event in October, the annual Cranberry Festival will officially be back in 2022 after organizers received approval to host the event by Bordentown City Commissioners during their monthly meeting last Monday night.

The 2020 festival was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but the event made a triumphant return in October 2021.

This ...

‘Camden Invincible’ Mural Now Welcomes City Visitors

CAMDEN, NJ — A new “Camden Invincible” mural will now welcome commuters who cross the Ben Franklin Bridge into this city from Philadelphia along Admiral Wilson Boulevard. 

The new greeting – updated from an earlier version that read: “City Invincible” – is the work of five local artists who were commissioned to spotlight Camden’s people, ...

TAP Into Another Town's News:

TAP Into Another Town's News:

The Grass Is Always Greener If You Chose to Adjust

In the year of 2021, I have taken the biggest leap in my life, which I believe is the backbone to the beginning of repetitive success I have the chance to achieve in my upcoming years.

Following the year of 2020, which was a hard year for all of us in terms of dealing with the reality of a virus that changed all of our lives, I was able to experience a year that turned that time of isolation ...

Upcoming Events

Carousel_image_8f07aaea91184aa2d781_oakley_jan_20

Thu, January 20, 8:30 PM

Oakley Kitchen and Cocktails , Nutley

Karaoke Night to Support Spring Garden PTO

Arts & Entertainment Giving Back

Carousel_image_f31b67b4e9594f562cb8_mini_magick20211226-95009-c1ddt8

Sat, January 22, 12:00 PM

Pequannock Township Parks and Recreation, Pompton Plains

Spring is Coming-Women Golfers Wanted!

Sports

Here's How Nutley Residents Can Receive 4 Free, At-Home Rapid COVID-19 Tests By Mail

January 18, 2022

UNITED STATES - Beginning Wednesday, January 19, at-home, rapid COVID-19 tests will be available for all American households, announced the Biden Administration. 

According to the administrations, testing is an important tool to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19. Public health experts and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommend that Americans use at-home ...

Township of Nutley Announces January COVID-19 Booster Clinic

NUTLEY, NJ - The Township of Nutley Department of Public Affairs announced a Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine Booster Clinic for residents 18 years old and older taking place this month.  

Nutley residents that have received BOTH doses of the Moderna or Pfizer Covid-19 Vaccine or the single dose Johnson and Johnson/Jansen vaccine, are now able to receive a booster dose. Interested ...

Danny Carnicella Elected Nutley Board of Education President, Salvatore Ferraro VEEP

NUTLEY, NJ - By unanimous vote of the trustees serving on the Nutley Board of Education, Danny Carnicella was named president of the local school board. Salvatore Ferraro was named Vice President. 

The selection of president and vice president took place after the swearing in of new trustees.

Essex County Clerk Christopher J. Durkin swore in returning trustee Kenneth J. Reilly, ...

Kanopy Kids Now Added To Nutley Public Library Digital Collection

Nutley Public Library has just added access to video-streaming platform Kanopy! You can now choose from a selection of over 30,000 documentaries, classic and indie films including the Great Courses for free with your valid Nutley Public Library card! There are titles for all ages!

You can view 6 titles per month. Simply download the app or access online and start enjoying. Kanopy is ...

Tap into Discovery at the Nutley Public Library

Find out what all the hoopla is about...Instantly available 24/7 - FREE with your library card!

The Nutley Public Library is excited to announce that we have added hoopla to our digital collection! hoopla is a digital service that provides access to over 700,000 ebooks, audiobooks, comics/graphic novels, full music albums, movies and TV.

Go to hoopladigital.com with your valid ...

Official Notice: Nutley Board of Education Special Meeting Jan. 20, 2022

January 16, 2022

In accordance with the Open Public Meetings Act, P.L. 1975c. 231, this is to advise that the Nutley Board of Education will hold a Special Meeting at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, January 20, 2022. This will be an in-person meeting at the John H. Walker Middle School cafeteria. Upon opening the meeting, the Board will immediately go into closed Executive Session. 

Public Action will not be ...

Township of Nutley Expands COVID Testing Beginning January 17, 2022

Nutley Mayor Mauro G. Tucci has announced that the Township will be expanding its COVID-19 testing schedule to four days a week beginning Monday, January 17, 2022.

The testing, which will be held at the Parks and Recreation Building at 44 Park Avenue in Nutley, will take place on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Sundays from 8am-6pm.

“The current Omicron surge has ...

People to Watch in 2022: Jonathan Holloway, Rutgers University President

January 18, 2022

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Being handpicked to throw out the first pitch before a Major League Baseball game is an honor usually reserved for the likes of rock stars, Olympic heroes and the President.

For Jonathan Holloway – who was recruited by the Stanford football program in the mid-1980s to punish running backs and flatten quarterbacks – the invitation to throw out the first ...

Governor Phil Murphy Makes MLK Day a Day of Service at NJCDC Drive-Through Food Collection

PATERSON, NJ – Governor Phil Murphy, Mayor Andre Sayegh, Congressman Bill Pascrell Jr. and other local officials, as well as more than a dozen youth volunteers, joined the New Jersey Community Development Corporation (NJCDC) on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, to host an outdoor Drive-Through Food Collection event at the Great Falls Youth Center.

Donors stopped by to donate what amounted ...

Happily Ever Crafters hosted by Township of Nutley Department of Parks and Recreation

HAPPILY EVER CRAFTER’S REGISTRATION NOW AVAILABLE

Mayor Mauro G. Tucci and the Department of Parks and Recreation announce registration is now open for “Happily Ever Crafter’s” for toddlers.

This class will be a fun way to build early literacy skills, creativity, and social skills. Each class will include an entertaining story read aloud, a craft to coincide with our ...

Nutley "Aspiring Authors" Creative Writing / Reading—6 Week Program at Parks and Rec

Registration Now Open for - “Aspiring Authors”

Mayor Mauro G. Tucci and the Department of Parks and Recreation are pleased to open registration for “Aspiring Authors”.

This program is open to Nutley residents in grades 1 through 6.  Classes will be held on Thursdays beginning January 6, 2022 and will run for 6 weeks.  The fee for this program is 50.00 ...

Keeping the Dream of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Alive

January 15, 2022

With the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday just around the corner, it got me thinking about an article I read back in 2019. Found on the NBC News section, Better by Today, the article, “Meaningful Ways to Celebrate Martin Luther King Day for Kids and Adults,” was authored by Nicole Spector. At this time, she found her positivity level lacking and was having difficulty seeing the United ...

Prism is Not 'At War' with Nutley

Dear Nutley Taxpayers,

I am sure you have noticed that your Commissioners are spending a lot of time on social media and on publishing Letters to The Editor at TAPinto Nutley, criticizing and
taking pot shots at Prism and the sweeping success we have had in rebuilding ON3, the former Roche Campus. Apparently, your commissioners used tax dollars to hire a public relations firm, ...

Nutley Public Schools to Continue with Current COVID-19 Isolation and Quarantine Guidelines

December 31, 2021

Dear Families, Staff, and Community Members,

As many of you are no doubt aware, on December 27, 2021, the CDC issued a press release shortening the recommended time for isolation and quarantine for the general public. The CDC is currently updating guidance documents for specific settings, including schools, to consider how updated isolation and quarantine timeframes should be ...

When Every Vote Counts, Market Your Candidacy Locally on TAPinto Nutley

January 13, 2022

The recent election in New Jersey told us one clear thing:  except perhaps in the bluest of blue and the reddest of red areas, elections in New Jersey are now competitive at every level of government.  In many districts fewer than 1,000 votes decided the winner and in some, just a handful of votes one way or the other would have changed who won.  When every vote counts, there is no ...

Montclair BOE Candidates to Square-off in League of Women Voters Forum, Feb. 17

MONTCLAIR, NJ - The League of Women Voters (LWV) of the Montclair Area will be hosting a virtual BOE Candidates Forum on Thursday, February 17 from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m, LWV officials announced.  This will be the first time that LWV will be moderating a Board of Education Candidates forum in Montclair since Montclair voters elected to change the township’s Type I ...

Cresskill Republican Announces he Will Challenge Gottheimer

BERGEN COUNTY, N.J. - Fred Schneiderman, a businessman from Cresskill, announced today that he will challenge Democratic incumbent Josh Gottheimer. 

Gottheimer has been the fifth district’s representative in Congress for three consecutive terms. 

Schneiderman’s press release stated that he “retained” the Trump campaign’s lead ad maker, Larry Weitzner, ...

On3

Eisai Pharmaceuticals to Occupy Iconic Tower at On3 in Nutley February 2022

January 4, 2022

NUTLEY, NJ - Eisai, an oncology and neurology-focused pharmaceutical company, is moving to Nutley in February. The Japanese firm will occupy the entire iconic 15-story International style tower that anchors the life-science campus straddling the border of the Township of Nutley and City of Clifton.

Presently based in Woodcliff Lake NJ, the company will relocate ...

Prism is Not 'At War' with Nutley

Dear Nutley Taxpayers,

I am sure you have noticed that your Commissioners are spending a lot of time on social media and on publishing Letters to The Editor at TAPinto Nutley, criticizing and
taking pot shots at Prism and the sweeping success we have had in rebuilding ON3, the former Roche Campus. Apparently, your commissioners used tax dollars to hire a public relations firm, ...

The Sailor's Bookshelf: 50 Books to know the Sea by Adm. James Stavridis, USN (Ret.)

The Sailor’s Bookshelf: Fifty Books to Know the Sea by Admiral James Stavridis, USN (RET.) (Naval Institute Press, 2021).

 

The first review that I published with the tapinto franchise was entitled 50 Books That Went to War. That volume recounted the books that were popular with the men and women who served our country during World War II. The fascinating list of works, which ...

Autopsy by Patricia Cornwell

Autopsy by Patricia Cornwell. (William Morrow, 2021)

 

Harry Bosch. Tempe Brennan. Peter Decker. Lincoln Rhyme. Alex Cross. These are the fictional crime fighters that have captured my imagination for decades. Without a doubt, however, my favorite character in hard core detective literature is Dr. Kay Scarpetta, medical examiner, created by Patricia Cornwell. Scarpetta is a hard ...

Overcoming Dr. Martin Luther King Jr’s “Mountains” Might Be the Key to Ending the Pandemic

January 16, 2022

“We are all caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. And what affects one directly affects all indirectly. For some strange reason, I can never be what I ought to be until you are what you ought to be. And you can never be what you ought to be until I am what I ought to be.” – The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Last week, ...

To Sir Sidney Poitier, With Love

A person who uses their talents to make a meaningful positive impact on society is to be celebrated.

Sidney Poitier's career was beautiful art, not just because he was successful, but because he was successful challenging racism in Hollywood and the United States as a whole.

He used his talent and profession to be a change maker.

He was a barrier breaker, an effective active ...

New Book Combines Classic Cocktails and True Crime Stories

December 5, 2021

If you’re throwing a themed party or looking to curl up with some scintillating stories and a nightcap, “Mixology and Murder” by Kierra Sondereker (Ulysses Press; October 2021) has what you’re looking for.

“‘Mixology and Murder’ is a combination of two things I really enjoy — cocktails and true crime stories,” said author Kierra Sondereker, ...

New Jersey Date Night: Celebrate Hanukkah With Some of NJ’s Best Doughnuts

New Jersey Date Night is a series on NJ Flavor by relationship writer Craig Rogers.

Whether you personally celebrate Hanukkah or have friends who do, there are a lot of takeaways from this well-known yet not major Jewish holiday. Much like an action film of today, Hanukkah features conflict between the Maccabees and the Seleucids, a sacred temple as a backdrop and of course a supply chain ...

Back to the Days of Future Past

Happy New Year’s y’all!

Time to whip out the party hats, reminisce about the year that was, and make resolutions for the year to come.

Unfortunately, this is not always easy to do, which is why we blow out party horns and drink too much champagne.

Last year at this time I looked optimistically forward to a productive year without face masks or zoom calls. Needless to say, it ...

Rep. Sherrill Statement on Federal Announcement of Offshore Wind Sale Off New Jersey Coast

January 13, 2022

Washington, DC – Today, Representative Mikie Sherrill (NJ-11) released the following statement on the announcement that the federal government will begin the process of auctioning the offshore wind rights in areas within the New York right off the coast of New Jersey:

“New Jersey is perfectly poised to be a nationwide – and global – leader in the ...

When Every Vote Counts, Market Your Candidacy Locally on TAPinto Nutley

The recent election in New Jersey told us one clear thing:  except perhaps in the bluest of blue and the reddest of red areas, elections in New Jersey are now competitive at every level of government.  In many districts fewer than 1,000 votes decided the winner and in some, just a handful of votes one way or the other would have changed who won.  When every vote counts, there is no ...

Hackensack Meridian Mountainside Medical Center Welcomes First Baby of 2022

MONTCLAIR, NJ  – Hackensack Meridian Mountainside Medical Center welcomed the hospital’s first baby of 2022 on January 1 at 11:09 a.m.  Born to Tyleisa Jenkins of Orange, NJ, baby Journee arrived weighing 7 pounds, 3 ounces and measuring 20 inches long. 

Mountainside Medical Center has been serving Montclair and its surrounding New Jersey communities since 1891. The ...

Giving To Walk In Sunshine on Giving Tuesday

Giving Tuesday is a global generosity movement that spans far beyond Walk In Sunshine.

Each year, Giving Tuesday sparks a wide array of charitable efforts, from local food drives to millions of dollars in financial donations to nonprofits worldwide. Since the holiday was established in 2012, nonprofits in the US have raised billions for their respective organizations, ultimately allowing these ...

The Jaffe Briefing - January 18, 2022

TRENTON – Gov. Phil Murphy is getting inaugurated today, and you can just feel the excitement. No? Well, likely not the governor either, as festivities today are greatly scaled down because of the lingering pandemic. Sure, we still get to see Chief Justice Stuart Rabner do his thing, swearing in Murphy at the Trenton War Memorial. There will also be a prayer service. But no inaugural ...

Obituaries

Oct 24, 1948 - Dec 24, 2021
Nutley Police Detective and Decorated Vietnam War Veteran John T. Barry, age 73, passed away ...
Read more
Steve DiGregorio – a man defined by his humor, strengt­h of character, loyalty and ...
Read more

TAPinto Recognizes Local Sites in Annual Awards

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ — TAPinto is recognizing three of its local news sites for excellence in 2021.

"TAPinto's 2021 award winners best exemplify the characteristics that are key to success here at TAPinto:  a commitment to providing high-quality objective local news, a passion for entrepreneurship, and a dedication to teamwork," Michael Shapiro, Founder and CEO of ...

TAPinto Recognizes Local News Sites With One Million Plus Pageviews in 2021

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ — TAPinto Founder and CEO Michael Shapiro is congratulating eight TAPinto local news sites with more than one million pageviews in 2021.

"The site traffic of these TAPinto sites is tremendous and a testament to the high-quality, original local news stories each of them produces every day," Shapiro said.  "It demonstrates once again that ...

TAPinto Announces State News Section: 'News Around New Jersey'

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ — TAPinto has launched a new section for statewide news in New Jersey.  News Around New Jersey has stories that impact residents all over the state - from decisions made by state and local leaders to pending legislation in Trenton to business newsmakers in New Jersey.

Veteran journalist and New Jersey native Kristina Behr reports on original content ...

TAPinto Ridgewood Publisher Jason DeAlessi Talks About His Passion for the Community & Its Future

RIDGEWOOD, NJ — If there's one thing you need to know about TAPinto Ridgewood publisher Jason DeAlessi, know this:

He loves Ridgewood.  And it's been that way for a long time.

"As a kid, we used to go down to the county park in Ridgewood and then eat at the old Country Pancake House, and my dad would take me bike riding," DeAlessi said.

DeAlessi, ...