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NJ Department of Education Announces Return of Troops to Teachers Program

November 18, 2018

Trenton, NJ – The New Jersey Department of Education (NJDOE) announced the return of the “Troops to Teachers” program to support the transition of veterans and members of the Armed Forces to careers in teaching. Over the next five years, the NJDOE will receive nearly $1 million to support and promote the program.

Troops to Teachers is a national program designed to ...

Local Businesses Make Nutley Chamber of Commerce Santa's Arrival 2018 Possible

NUTLEY, NJ - The members of the Chamber of Commerce wish everyone a happy, healthy, holiday season and ask you to please remember to always shop Nutley first. For the 57th year bring, the #ShopLocal season kicks off with Santa's arrival at the Nutley Park Oval. 
 

The list of sponsors for Nutley Chamber of Commerce's Santa's Arrival reads like a ...

This is Why Traffic in Newark Was So Bad During The Snowstorm

NEWARK, NJ - Why were the roads so bad lThursdy night when an autumn storm dropped anywhere from two to four inches of snow in Newark? The city was helping the state clear highways, a city spokesman said.

“The crux of the problem was that virtually all of the entry and exit points to Newark - which are all state and federal highways - were shut down,” city spokesman ...

Montclair Police Investigate Possible Shooting on Bloomfield Ave.

BREAKING NEWS...

MONTCLAIR, NJ - Montclair Police are investigating a possible shooting that occurred at Finest Cuts Unisex located at the intersection of Bloomfield Avenue and Mission Street on Saturday evening.

TAPinto was at the scene and noticed that police officials had the area sectioned off with crime tape, from the Wood Pit on Bloomfield Avenue to Bright Hope Baptist Church on ...

New Jerseyans Victorious On First Day Of Mid-Atlantic Equestrian Festival

Ava Lindsay

UPPER MARLBORO, Md. — The Mid-Atlantic Equitation Festival, presented by County Saddlery, remained unfazed by the northern winter storm and opened the Indoor ring to competitors early Friday morning at the Show Place Arena in Upper Marlboro Md., for the first classes of MAEF 2018.

The seventh year of the event is scheduled to run through Sunday, Nov. 18, and will feature ...

Seasonal Recipe: Apple Cider Cranberry Sauce

Apple cider adds a bit of warm spice to this easy Thanksgiving side dish.

Ingredients:

12 oz. fresh cranberries, about 3 ½ cups

1 cup granulated sugar

½ cup apple cider

Rinse berries and pick them over to remove any leaves or stems that might be mixed in.

Combine all ingredients in a small pot. Cook, stirring, over medium-high heat, until all of the berries ...

Local Businesses Make Nutley Chamber of Commerce Santa's Arrival 2018 Possible

November 18, 2018

NUTLEY, NJ - The members of the Chamber of Commerce wish everyone a happy, healthy, holiday season and ask you to please remember to always shop Nutley first. For the 57th year bring, the #ShopLocal season kicks off with Santa's arrival at the Nutley Park Oval. 
 

The list of sponsors for Nutley Chamber of Commerce's Santa's Arrival reads like a ...

A Look Back as Santa Arrives at the Nutley Park Oval in 2016

NUTLEY, NJ - As the air space over Nutley is cleared in anticipation of Santa's arrival by helicopter on Friday, TAPinto Nutley is taking a look back at the first time we covered the annual event in 2016.

In 2016, approximately 3000 children, parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles waited along the outside of the Oval to meet Santa and his wife, Mrs. Claus according to ...

Radcliffe School / Parks & Recreation Veterans Day Concert Rescheduled

Due to the inclement weather this evening, the Radcliffe School / Nutley Parks & Recreation Veterans Day Concert which was planned for this evening has been cancelled.  

The concert will be re-scheduled for next Tuesday November 20th at 7:00pm.  Any Veterans who originally signed up are still welcome!  Any Veterans who may no longer be able to attend, please contact ...

Statement by Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo Jr. about Nov. 15 Snowstorm

November 16, 2018

NEWARK, NJ - Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo Jr. issued the following statement about the Nov. 15 snowstorm: 

Yesterday’s snowstorm created havoc not just for Essex County, but the entire tri-state region.

We relied on several different weather forecasts, all of which grossly underestimated the amount of snow we received. In addition, the arrival of the storm during ...

Bill Establishing NJT Office of Real Estate Economic Development Now Law

(TRENTON) – Discovering ways to improve and expand New Jersey Transit, legislation sponsored by Assembly Members Yvonne Lopez, Daniel Benson and Patricia Egan Jones requiring the New Jersey Transit Corporation (NJT) to establish an office of real estate economic development and transit-oriented development was signed into law Thursday.

“NJ Transit is the second largest landholder ...

Mikie Sherrill and Local Veteran Highlighted at Essex County Veterans Day Observance

NEWARK, NJ – Congresswoman-Elect Mikie Sherrill, a Navy veteran, made her first public appearance since winning the election in New Jersey’s 11th District at the ninth annual Essex County Veterans Day Observance on Wednesday at Essex County Veterans Memorial Park in Newark. During the ceremony, U.S. Navy and Naval Reserve Veteran William Squires was presented with ...

NJ Department of Education Announces Return of Troops to Teachers Program

November 18, 2018

Trenton, NJ – The New Jersey Department of Education (NJDOE) announced the return of the “Troops to Teachers” program to support the transition of veterans and members of the Armed Forces to careers in teaching. Over the next five years, the NJDOE will receive nearly $1 million to support and promote the program.

Troops to Teachers is a national program designed to ...

Building Dedicated to Rutgers Alumnus Anchors Engineering School

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - In yet another expansion of its facilities, Rutgers University this week dedicated a new four-story, 106,000-square foot Richard Weeks Hall of Engineering, named in honor of a 1950 university graduate who has made major donations to his school.

The building on the Busch campus now anchors Rutgers' School of Engineering complex, and is the most recent facility built as ...

Montclair Schools Switch Course and Abruptly Close Schools for Friday, Nov. 16

MONTCLAIR, NJ - After announcing on Thursday that Montclair Public Schools would have a 2-hour delayed opening, school district officials decided to close schools for the day.

District officials stated that staffing was te reason for the sudden change. The announcement came around 8:15 a.m. on Friday morning, through the following message:

"An unexpected change in weather conditions in ...

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

November 8, 2018

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 ...

Maroon and Gray Candidate Conversations: Erica Zarro

NUTLEY, NJ - On Tuesday, November 6, 2018, six Nutley residents will compete for three seats on the Board of Education.

Every candidate has been asked the same questions, developed by Maroon & Gray staffers.  The polls in Nutley are open on November 6 from 6:00a.m. until 8:00 p.m.

Q: What made you want to run for the Board of Education?

A: As with most ...

Maroon and Gray Candidate Conversations: Debbie Russo

NUTLEY, NJ - On Tuesday, November 6, 2018, six Nutley residents will compete for three seats on the Board of Education.

Every candidate has been asked the same questions, developed by Maroon & Gray staffers.  The polls in Nutley are open on November 6 from 6:00a.m. until 8:00 p.m.

Q: What made you want to run for the Board of Education?

A: I have always felt ...

Maroon and Gray Candidate Conversations: Ken Reilly

NUTLEY, NJ - On Tuesday, November 6, 2018, six Nutley residents will compete for three seats on the Board of Education.

Every candidate has been asked the same questions, developed by Maroon & Gray staffers.  The polls in Nutley are open on November 6 from 6:00a.m. until 8:00 p.m.

Q: What made you want to run for the Board of Education? 

A: I have always ...

Maroon and Gray Candidate Conversations: Teri Quirk

NUTLEY, NJ - On Tuesday, November 6, 2018, six Nutley residents will compete for three seats on the Board of Education.

Every candidate has been asked the same questions, developed by Maroon & Gray staffers.  The polls in Nutley are open on November 6 from 6:00a.m. until 8:00 p.m.

Q: What made you want to run for the Board of Education?

A: I have dedicated ...

Maroon and Gray Candidate Conversations: Ryan Kline

NUTLEY, NJ - On Tuesday, November 6, 2018, six Nutley residents will compete for three seats on the Board of Education.

Every candidate has been asked the same questions, developed by Maroon & Gray staffers.  The polls in Nutley are open on November 6 from 6:00a.m. until 8:00 p.m.

Q: What made you want to run for the Board of Education?

A: My decision to ...

Rutgers Tailgate to Be All Wet

November 17, 2018

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - It is an understatement to say the Rutgers football season has been "disappointing."

But the one benefit for wary Rutgers fans has been the traditional tailgates, a great place to meet up with old friends, commiserate about the current football situation and say "Hi" to Big 10 fans from other schools who seem to be the main fan base at our home games as ...

Jets Player, Quincy Enunwa To Host Toy Drive At The Meadowlands on Dec. 3

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — NY Jets wide receiver, Quincy Enunwa will host a U.S. Marine Toys For Tots Holiday Toy Drive on Monday, Dec. 3 at Meadowlands Racing & Entertainment. 

Enunwa will meet and greet guests who bring a new unwrapped toy to donate. FOX5 Sportscaster Tina Cervasio will emcee and race horse owner Larry Roman will sponsor toys. 

Toys for Tots and Quincy ...

Ashnault stays dominant as Rutgers suffers surprising loss in tri-meet

TROY, N.Y-- This weekends' Journeymen Duals didn't exactly go as planned for the Rutgers University wrestling team, but the day was far from a complete wash. While the Scarlet Knights (4-1) finished the day with a surprising 1-1 split for their first loss of the season, the team's two stars, Anthony Ashnault and Nick Suriano, both ranked second in the nation in their ...

Pasta Bingo Raises Funds to Benefit Nutley’s Relay For Life

November 17, 2018

NUTLEY, NJ – The community gathered for an evening of fun, food and prizes – all for a good cause – as the Nutley Parks and Recreation Department hosted their 8th Annual Pasta Bingo Fundraiser on Friday to benefit American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life.

 

Snow and ice from the previous evenings’ storm melted just in time as nearly 200 residents ...

Pasta Flamingo Night at Parks and Rec to Benefit Nutley Relay for Life

NUTLEY, NJ - Nutley Relay for Life 'Pasta Bingo' night became an evening of 'Pasta Flamingo' as the women took over two tables at the annual fundraiser.  

The Pink Flamingos team. made up entirely of Girl Scouts, decided to come up with a fundraising idea that was never done before. The also wanted it to be a FUN-draiser, so they came up with the idea of ...

This Friday: Pasta Bingo Night To Benefit Nutley’s 13th Annual Relay For Life at Parks and Rec

NUTLEY, NJ - Commissioner Mauro G. Tucci announces tickets are now on sale for the “Pasta/Bingo Fundraiser” to benefit Nutley’s 13th Annual Relay for Life taking place Friday Nov. 16. 

“This is a great family event to help Nutley officially Kick Off fundraising season for our 13th Annual Relay For Life” stated Commissioner Tucci.

An event as grand as ...

Attempted Burglary Caught on Camera in Nutley

November 16, 2018

NUTLEY, NJ - The Nutley Police Department received a call from a resident on Tuesday stating that two men were attempting to burglarize their vehicle. 

Officers responded to the area of Kierstead Ave and were given descriptions of the male parties. Both left the area in a silver or gray minivan with a roof rack.

The Detective Bureau was notified and responded to the ...

Snow Closes Major Highways in Newark

UPDATE: Delayed Opening Announced for Newark Public Schools

NEWARK, NJ - Major highways in Newark have been closed tonight due to icy conditions and collisions, Newark Public Safety Director Anthony Ambrose said. 

Routes 280, 78, 21 and 22 are closed after snow, rain and sleet caused "numerous" collisions and "massive" gridlock throughout Newark, authorities ...

Multi-Town Firefighters Battle Montclair Blaze in the Snow

MONTCLAIR, NJ - As snow is falling in Montclair, firefighters are fighting a blaze at the corner of Walnut St. and Valley on Thursday evening, according to reliable sources.

Located in the 200 block of Walnut St., the entire 2.5 story home was engulfed in flames. There are no known injuries at this time.

Details have not yet been released by the Montclair Fire Department. 

Story ...

Making Original Quaker Oats Oatmeal Cookies Is The Perfect Family Snow Day Activity

November 16, 2018

NUTLEY, NJ - Snow days are the perfect time for a family to do something together. Why not gather the troops and make a batch, or two, of classic oatmeal cookies. 

The Original Quaker Oats Oatmeal Cookie Recipe is a classic that is meant to be shared as much as a batch of these cookies are shared. Almost everyone will find what they need in their pantry, if not, prepare for the next ...

Safe Cooking Tips from State Farm Agent Mary Comito Just in Time for Thanksgiving

FLORHAM PARK, N.J.-According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), cooking is the leading cause of home fires.  “One out of three home fires begins in the kitchen – more than any other place in the home,” says Madison State Farm agent Mary Comito.  “The number one cause of fires in the kitchen is unattended cooking and data shows ...

Thanksgiving Fun Facts & Trivia

Turkey or ham? Perhaps a turducken? Whichever traditional centerpiece you go with this Thanksgiving, there’s a chance it wasn’t served during the first holiday dinner in 1621.

Historians believe the Plymouth Pilgrims and Wampanoag tribe shared lobster, rabbit, nuts, carrots, eggs, and dried fruits during the original three-day celebration.

For 154 years, Thanksgiving would ...

Rotary "Christmas for Farm Children Benefit" Dec 1 at Luna Wood Fire Tavern in Nutley

NUTLEY, NJ - The Rotary Club of Nutley will host a special lunch/dinner buffet at Luna Wood Fire Grill to benefit the children of a poverty-stricken community in Upstate New York on Saturday December 1. Everyone is invited to join the Rotary at Luna for a free meal, and the opportunity to win a TV, participate in a 50/50 and more. 

For the past thirty three years, the ...

Local Businesses Make Nutley Chamber of Commerce Santa's Arrival 2018 Possible

November 18, 2018

NUTLEY, NJ - The members of the Chamber of Commerce wish everyone a happy, healthy, holiday season and ask you to please remember to always shop Nutley first. For the 57th year bring, the #ShopLocal season kicks off with Santa's arrival at the Nutley Park Oval. 
 

The list of sponsors for Nutley Chamber of Commerce's Santa's Arrival reads like a ...

Governor Phil Murphy thanks Chit Chat Diner for sheltering students in storm

WEST ORANGE, NJ – New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy stopped by the West Orange diner that opened its doors and its kitchen to students stranded on school buses during Thursday’s storm.

The Chit Chat Diner, located on Eagle Rock Avenue near the Eagle Rock Reservation, welcomed 11 buses full of West Orange students who were stranded for hours during the storm.

“I’m glad ...

ProStaff Physical Therapy Wants You To Shovel Snow Properly

NUTLEY, NJ- With the surprise snowfall yesterday and overnight the task of digging out cars, clearing steps, and shoveling sidewalks is on the top of today's agenda. 

 We reached out to Dr. Samantha Sammaro, a physical therapist at Pro Staff Physical Therapy in Nutley for some tips on how to shovel without the risk of injury. She was able to provide us with the ...

Hundreds Join Candlelight Vigil in South Orange's Spiotta Park on Sunday

October 29, 2018

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - Hundreds of residents came together in Spiotta Park on Sunday evening to stand together against hate and remember the victims of the Jewish Tree of Faith Synagogue and other victims of hate crimes.

The speakers at the rally, which included community leaders, clergy and elected officials, had a common message of solidarity, peace and the need to work together to end ...

Thousands Attend Livingston Vigil After Pittsburgh Synagogue Attack

LIVINGSTON, NJ – In response to the deadliest attack on Jews in United States history, more than 2,200 people from throughout northern and central New Jersey came together at Temple B’nai Abraham in Livingston on Sunday to mourn the deaths of 11 people who were murdered at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh a day before during Shabbat services.

As of 5 p.m. on Sunday, two ...

Reminder to Pet Owners - NJ State Law Says Pets Must Have Proper Shelter in Freezing Temperatures

November 14, 2018

NUTLEY, NJ - Weather forecasters are calling for freezing temperatures to overnight tonight and into Thursday. Freezing temperatures can be very dangerous to pets.

NJ State Law says dogs cannot be outside if temperatures are below 34 degrees without proper shelter (insulated, elevated, heated). Keep your pets safe and avoid getting a fine by bringing your pets indoors any time ...

Maplewood Police Officers Hold 'Pets For Vets' 5K Run Fundraiser on Veterans Day

MAPLWOOD, NJ - The Maplewood PBA (Local #44) with the help of the Maplewood Police Department's Community Service Bureau, hosted a 5k "Pets For Vets" 5K run, which was a fundraiser for Troopers Assisting Troopers, a NJ State Police organization that raises money to purchase service dogs for veterans suffering from PTSD.

The Pets for Vets run was held in Maplewood ...

Fairfield Police Warn of Increase in Misuse of Catnip Cocktail

FAIRFIELD, NJ — After a recent encounter with a 40-year-old Kenilworth man who was found to be in possession eight bottles of “Catnip Cocktail,” the Fairfield Police Department is warning the community about an increase in the misuse of this product.

Police described Catnip Cocktail as a liquid that is should be strictly used to sedate cats and should not to be consumed by ...

A Plainfield Woman Sentenced to Probation and Barred from Dealing with Pets for Life

A 38-year-old Plainfield woman has been sentenced to five years of probation and will be barred for life from ever again owning, breeding, or selling pets in New Jersey following her admission of neglect that led to the deaths of multiple puppies in her care, acting Union County Prosecutor Michael A. Monahan announced Thursday.

State Superior Court Judge Robert Kirsch also ordered that Suzie ...

Forecasters Blew It, Rutgers Climatologist Says of The Storm

November 16, 2018

NEW BRUNSWICK - Thursday's autumn snowstorm hit much harder than weather forecasts predicted, the worst of it when most people would be on the roads for the evening rush hour, said Rutgers University professor and state climatologist David Robinson.

"The weather forecast was incorrect. I'm not a forecaster and I don't like to throw darts, but it was a blown forecast," ...

National Weather Service Issues Hazardous Weather Travel Advisory for Northern New Jersey for Nov. 15

NEW YORK, NY - The National Weather Service issued a 'Winter Weather Advisory' for Thurs. November 15 for Northern NJ.

Snow and sleet are expected to start falling around 1 p.m. and continue into the night. Te chance of precipitation is 100% with accumulations expected to be between 1 and 3 inches. 

Today's high temperature will be just above the freezing ...

Slow Food Northern New Jersey to Hold Special 'Terra Madre Day' Indoor Farmers Market in Maplewood on Dec. 9

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - On Sunday, Dec. 9, from 10 a.m to 2 p.m. Slow Food Northern New Jersey will be hosting a special indoor farmers market at The Woodland (60 Woodland Rd.) in Maplewood in honor of "Terra Madre Day."

According to Slow Food Northern New Jersey's website, this newly added market is to recognize Terra Madre Day, which is officially Dec. 10, and ...

ProStaff Physical Therapy Wants You To Shovel Snow Properly

November 16, 2018

NUTLEY, NJ- With the surprise snowfall yesterday and overnight the task of digging out cars, clearing steps, and shoveling sidewalks is on the top of today's agenda. 

 We reached out to Dr. Samantha Sammaro, a physical therapist at Pro Staff Physical Therapy in Nutley for some tips on how to shovel without the risk of injury. She was able to provide us with the ...

Study Shows How Newark's Lead Problem Got So Bad

NEWARK, NJ - It's "not possible" to pin down exactly when lead started dissolving from pipes and into Newark's water because of possible inconsistencies in testing, according to a city-commissioned report.

The city had CDM Smith, an Edison-based engineering firm, investigate what was causing elevated levels after Newark received its first notice of ...

Fairfield Police Warn of Increase in Misuse of Catnip Cocktail

FAIRFIELD, NJ — After a recent encounter with a 40-year-old Kenilworth man who was found to be in possession eight bottles of “Catnip Cocktail,” the Fairfield Police Department is warning the community about an increase in the misuse of this product.

Police described Catnip Cocktail as a liquid that is should be strictly used to sedate cats and should not to be consumed by ...

Trailers at Spring Garden, Redistricting Elementary Students follow "No" Vote for Referendum in Nutley

November 11, 2018

NUTLEY, NJ - Nutley residents voted down the Nutley Public Schools construction referendum on Tuesday Nov. 6. Preliminary results show 4,121 voters cast "no" ballots, while 3,587 votes in favor of the referendum. Preliminary votes do no include vote-by-mail ballots or provisional ballots. 

Just because the referendum was voted down, does not mean that the situation in ...

Rockwell Elected to Councilman-At-Large Seat in Bloomfield

BLOOMFIELD, NJ-- Richard Rockwell has officially been elected Councilman-At-Large as the polls came to a close on Election Day 2018.  Rockwell was originally appointed as a Council member at-Large in January after former Councilman Carlos Pomares was elected as a member of the Essex County Board of Chosen Freeholders. Rockwell ran unopposed in this election.

A ...

Unofficial Results Show Mikie Sherril, Bob Hugin, Joe Divincenzo, Armando Fontura Winners in Nutley

NUTLEY, NJ - With 10,903 ballots cast at polling locations across the township, Nutley voters made their choices known in Congressional, Senatorial, County, and Public School District elections. Members of the Township Clerk's Office worked late into the night tabulating the results. 

In the NJ-11 Congressional District, Nutley residents cast 5,879 votes for Mikie ...

New Jerseyans Victorious On First Day Of Mid-Atlantic Equestrian Festival

November 17, 2018

Ava Lindsay

UPPER MARLBORO, Md. — The Mid-Atlantic Equitation Festival, presented by County Saddlery, remained unfazed by the northern winter storm and opened the Indoor ring to competitors early Friday morning at the Show Place Arena in Upper Marlboro Md., for the first classes of MAEF 2018.

The seventh year of the event is scheduled to run through Sunday, Nov. 18, and will feature ...

Jets Player, Quincy Enunwa To Host Toy Drive At The Meadowlands on Dec. 3

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — NY Jets wide receiver, Quincy Enunwa will host a U.S. Marine Toys For Tots Holiday Toy Drive on Monday, Dec. 3 at Meadowlands Racing & Entertainment. 

Enunwa will meet and greet guests who bring a new unwrapped toy to donate. FOX5 Sportscaster Tina Cervasio will emcee and race horse owner Larry Roman will sponsor toys. 

Toys for Tots and Quincy ...

N.J. Teen Gets 'Once-In-A-Lifetime Chance' To Show Horses In Czech Republic

HACKETTSTOWN, N.J. — How far can an Appaloosa horse take you? For one New Jersey teen — all the way to the Czech Republic.

Alexis Grogan, a high school senior from Hackettstown, N.J., has been an active member of the Appaloosa Horse Club since 2013. “This year through the club, I was selected and given a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to travel to the Czech Republic and show ...

Holiday Gifts that Keep on Giving

November 13, 2018

Make gift giving easy with unique green gifts that provide weeks and in some cases months and years of beauty. Plus, gifting easy-care blooming plants is an experiential gift that’s ideal for everyone, especially that person on your list who has everything.

Gardeners as well as practical family members and friends will enjoy the dual purpose the Christmas rose (Hellebore) provides. This ...

Readers Reminded to Change Clocks, Replace Batteries in Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Detectors

PATERSON NJ - It’s time to fall back as Daylight Savings Time comes to an end this weekend. 

TAPinto reminds readers to turn their clocks back one hour at 2 a.m. Sunday morning.

This adjustment typically takes place automatically on smartphones, computers, and tablets. Those with non-automated devices will have to manually change the time.

With the end of Daylight ...

Five Steps this Fall to a More Beautiful Landscape

Don’t let a busy schedule stop you from creating a beautiful landscape. Incorporate a few of these changes into your fall landscape care. You’ll create beautiful results with a limited investment of time and effort.

Cut the grass, recycle fall leaves, and improve the soil with a pass of the lawn mower.   Shred leaves and leave them on the lawn as you mow this ...

Police Search for Clues as Identity Released of 41-Year-Old Female Victim of Fatal Stabbing on Greenwood Ave

November 13, 2018

MONTCLAIR, NJ - Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens, II, and Montclair Police
Chief Todd Conforti announced Tuesday, that the Montclair Police Department and the Essex County Prosecutor's Office Homicide/Major Crimes Task Force are investigating the fatal stabbing of a female victim identified as Tameeka Johnson, 41, of Montclair.

Montclair Police discovered ...

Essex County Prosecutor: Maximum Penalty of Life Imprisonment Possible for Montclair Attorney James R. Ray III

NEWARK, NJ – The Essex County Prosecutors Office held a press conference Wednesday afternoon announcing that the Montclair attorney accused of killing his live-in girlfriend on October 23, has been captured in Cuba.  James R. Ray, III, 55, is charged with killing the mother of his child, 44-year-old, Angela Bledsoe.
 
“We have in custody James R. Ray, III, who is charged ...

Essex County Prosecutors Office Announces Charges Again Montclair’s James R. Ray III

NEWARK, NJ – The Essex County Prosecutors Office held a press conference Wednesday afternoon announcing that the Montclair attorney accused of killing his live-in girlfriend on October 23, has been captured in Cuba.  James R. Ray, III, 55, is charged with killing the mother of his child, 44-year-old, Angela Bledsoe.
 
“We have in custody James R. Ray, III, who is charged ...

Thanksgiving Harvest Home & Armistice Observance at Fosterfields This Weekend

November 10, 2018

Experience Historic Holiday Traditions, and Honor the U.S. Armed Forces

MORRISTOWN, N.J. On Sunday, November 11, from 12 noon to 4 p.m., experience a historic farm-style Thanksgiving holiday and mark the 100th anniversary of the Armistice ending World War I at Fosterfields Living Historical Farm in Morris Township.

Roll up your sleeves, and help prep dinner at the ...

Paterson Mayor Andre Sayegh Leads Officials in Launching Next Phase of Great Falls National Park Development

PATERSON, NJ- In a Friday ceremony punctuated by moving song and poetry performances by four talented Paterson residents, Mayor Andre Sayegh led a cadre of national, state, and county officials in announcing the launch of the next phase of Paterson Great Falls National Historical Park improvements, the Quarry Lawn.

“This project ensures that the Paterson Great Falls National Historical ...

"Landscape of New Jersey" Exhibit Opens in Morristown

MORRISTOWN, NJ - A comprehensive statewide nature photography exhibit will be on display through the end of November at the Frelinghuysen Arboretum.

Photographer, Dave Blinder is a licensed real estate agent, real estate photographer, volunteer board-member of Protect Our Wetlands, Water and Woods as well as photography teacher at libraries and for youth organization. His 21 county ...

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Local Businesses Make Nutley Chamber of Commerce Santa's Arrival 2018 Possible

November 18, 2018

NUTLEY, NJ - The members of the Chamber of Commerce wish everyone a happy, healthy, holiday season and ask you to please remember to always shop Nutley first. For the 57th year bring, the #ShopLocal season kicks off with Santa's arrival at the Nutley Park Oval. 
 

The list of sponsors for Nutley Chamber of Commerce's Santa's Arrival reads like a ...

There's Still Time to Donate Your "Free" ShopRite Turkey to Nutley Family Service Bureau

NUTLEY, NJ - Donating your free ShopRite turkeys in Nutley will be easier than ever because customers no longer have to deliver the turkeys themselves.

By special arrangement with Nutley Park ShopRite, simply tell the cashier you qualified for the free turkey, the transaction will be handled at ShopRite, but instead of the free turkey going into your shopping bag, ...

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Sun, November 18, 10:00 AM

The Commonwealth Club, Upper Montclair

Swedish Christmas Fair

Food & Drink

Mon, November 19, 9:00 AM

Nutley Free Public Lbrary, Nutley

Nutley Public Library Food Drive - Every Day In ...

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Mon, November 19, 7:00 PM

Hospital Auditorium, Glen Ridge

Tour of the Birthing Center

Health & Wellness

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Fri, November 23, 9:00 AM

Nutley Public Library, Nutley

Nutley Public Library Food Drive - Every Day In ...

Giving Back

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Fri, November 23, 6:00 PM

Montclair Public Library Auditorium, Montclair

Let's Listen to Jazz

Arts & Entertainment

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Sat, November 24, 7:00 PM

Ravello, East Hanover

Livingston High School Class of '88 Reunion

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Gratitude for Support of Nutley Public Schools Staff, Parents, and Community

November 8, 2018

Dear Nutley Staff, Parents and Community,

Thank you.

Almost two years ago, the Board of Education and district  administration began our journey to present the community with our  best long-term solution to the overcrowding in our schools. We believed that this referendum would not only alleviate our instructional space issues and remove trailers throughout ...

Beware of Latest IRS Tax Scam

I was able to prevent a person becoming a victim of the IRS scam, before he submitted the demanded payment. It seems the scam has been updated and continues beyond tax season.

In the latest version, a person pretending to be a legitimate IRS employee warned of imminent arrest for non-payment of an outstanding tax liability. A short time later the intended victim received a call from someone ...

Letter to the Editor: Fourth Generation Resident Weighs in on Board of Education Election in Nutley

Dear TAPinto Nutley Editor,

As with any election, choosing the best candidate can be challenging due to the amount of misinformation the public is exposed to daily. This is especially true as we depend on the accuracy of the internet to supply all the facts and figures needed to make these significant choices. 

Taking this into consideration, I thought I would offer the community a ...

This is Why Traffic in Newark Was So Bad During The Snowstorm

November 18, 2018

NEWARK, NJ - Why were the roads so bad lThursdy night when an autumn storm dropped anywhere from two to four inches of snow in Newark? The city was helping the state clear highways, a city spokesman said.

“The crux of the problem was that virtually all of the entry and exit points to Newark - which are all state and federal highways - were shut down,” city spokesman ...

Montclair Police Investigate Possible Shooting on Bloomfield Ave.

BREAKING NEWS...

MONTCLAIR, NJ - Montclair Police are investigating a possible shooting that occurred at Finest Cuts Unisex located at the intersection of Bloomfield Avenue and Mission Street on Saturday evening.

TAPinto was at the scene and noticed that police officials had the area sectioned off with crime tape, from the Wood Pit on Bloomfield Avenue to Bright Hope Baptist Church on ...

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

October 1, 2018

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 ...

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

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

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

Off-Duty Flemington Cop Saves Choking Man

November 15, 2018

FLEMINGTON, N.J. – It happened when he was off-duty, and he only told a few people.

But there were witnesses in the restaurant, and one of them called TAPinto.

“I wasn’t looking for praise,” said Greg Zytko, a Flemington police officer.

What the officer was looking for was lunch with his family at Chick-fil-A in Phillipsburg around 1 p.m. Nov. 6.

As they were ...

Ice Rink Slides Into Westfield With Much Fanfare Sunday

WESTFIELD, NJ – An 8.3-acre park on the town’s border with Garwood is home to a regulation size ice hockey rink, at least for the next three months.

Several hundred people gathered for the formal opening of the Westfield Rink on Sunday, a temporary ice rink housed in a tent at Gumbert Park. The rink started hosting hockey practices earlier in the week and held its public skate ...

Seasonal Recipe: Apple Cider Cranberry Sauce

November 17, 2018

Apple cider adds a bit of warm spice to this easy Thanksgiving side dish.

Ingredients:

12 oz. fresh cranberries, about 3 ½ cups

1 cup granulated sugar

½ cup apple cider

Rinse berries and pick them over to remove any leaves or stems that might be mixed in.

Combine all ingredients in a small pot. Cook, stirring, over medium-high heat, until all of the berries ...

NeedQuest Hosts Thera-Palooza Special Needs Event for Families and Providers

November 13, 2018

SPRINGFIELD, NJ -- Thera-Palooza, a special needs therapy fair, was held here recently at the Hilton Garden Inn. 

“Thera-Palooza is an experiential event for families with loved ones with special needs,” said Leslie Crowe, the founder of NeedQuest, a local directory of special needs resources, and the organizer of Thera-Palooza. “At this event, we are bringing ...

Treelicious Orchards Celebrates Fall at their Annual Apple Festival & Benefit

PORT MURRAY, NJ -- A good time was had by all at the Apple Festival hosted by Treelicious Orchards this October. An annual event, the festival is a benefit for The Ben Samuels Children's Center for Inclusive Early Care and Education at Montclair State University.

Visitors picked their own apples at the peak of perfection, with six different varieties to choose from. The event also ...

IN THE SNAP-LIGHT: Great Blue Heron Graces Lake Como on Gray Saturday Morning

November 5, 2018

LAKE COMO, NJ — As Lake Como’s landscape slowly turns into hues of browns, golds and oranges, a great blue heron was easily recognizable Saturday among the resident swans and ducks that call the lake home.

New Jersey’s largest wading bird is commonly seen along shorelines, river banks, and the edges of marshes, estuaries and ponds, according to the Conserve Wildlife ...

The First Issue of the Maroon and Gray for the 2018-2019 Year was just Published

November 2, 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 first issue released today. 

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

Nutley Public School Town Hall Meetings Scheduled for November 3

A second Town Hall meeting is cheduled to provide the Nutley community with information on the November 6 referendum regarding construction projects to four of our district schools: Yantacaw,  Washington, JHWMS, and NHS.

All community members are welcome to attend.

The town hall will be held Saturday, November 3 from 10 a.m. to at the Nutley Public ...

Back Saving Back To School Tips From Pro Staff Physical Therapy

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

November Events at the Nutley Public Library

Saturday November 3, 10, 24 at 11:00 a.m. – Drop-In Craft.  While supplies last.  For all ages.  Saturday, November 10 Lego Play Time – Ages 5 & up. 

Tuesday, November 13, 20, 27 at 1:00 p.m. – Play Bridge or Mahjong.  No registration required.

Wednesday, November 7, 14, 21, 28 at 1:00 p.m. – Wednesday Afternoon ...

LEGO Play Time at Nutley Public Library

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

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

No registration is required and all supplies are ...

Pajama Story Time at Nutley Public Library

Join us at the Nutley Public Library on select Monday nights for a special story time program. Pajama Story Time is a chance for families to listen to a story, make a craft, and get snuggly! Wear your favorite pajamas and slippers, or just bring along your favorite cuddly stuffed toy. 

Pajama Story Time takes place at 7:00 PM in the Nutley Public Library Children's Room on ...

Tickets Sales Begin November 7th for ” WIZARD OF OZ”

Commissioner Mauro G. Tucci is pleased to announce that ticket sales for the Nutley Department of Parks and Recreation’s Winter Theatre Selection “Wizard of Oz” will be on sale beginning November 7, 2018.

Four fabulous performances have been scheduled for theatre lovers everywhere to enjoy from November 29th through December 1st.  Thursday and Friday evenings ...

Nutley Commissioner Tucci Opens Registration For Fall Toddler Programs

LET’S GET MOVING CLASS

Commissioner Mauro G. Tucci and the Nutley Parks and Recreation Department announce the fall session for “Lets Get Moving”.  This high energy children’s program is designed to refine motor skills and increase balance through motivation.  “Our goal is to contribute to the development of your child’s listening skills while ...

Pasta Bingo Night Scheduled To Benefit Nutley’s 13th Annual Relay For Life

Commissioner Mauro G. Tucci announces tickets are now on sale for the “Pasta/Bingo Fundraiser” to benefit Nutley’s 13th Annual Relay for Life. 

“This is a great family event to help Nutley officially Kick Off fundraising season for our 13th Annual Relay For Life” stated Commissioner Tucci.

An event as grand as this takes months of planning, hard work ...

Nutley Family Service Bureau's Rock Hunger III Returns to the Old Canal Inn June 8, 2019

NUTLEY, NJ - Following the success of 2018's 'Rock Hunger II," Nutley Family Service Bureau is reminding everyone to save the date for 'Rock Hunger III.' The event will take place on the main stage at the Old Canal Inn on June 8, 2019.

The concert will begin at 6:30 p.m, all to support the food pantry operation at NFSB. The evening will include food and a ...

Nutley Family Service Bureau Kids Social Skills Workshop

In this free program, elementary school children learn how to interact in ways that are optimally communicative and socially appropriate. Skills for effective listening, reciprocal responsiveness, self-reflection, behavior modulation and heightened sensitivity to others will be the major focus.

The participants engage in child-centered activities such as: game playing, balanced competition and ...

Nutley Police Department Blotter Nov. 10 to Nov. 16, 2018

November 17, 2018

REMINDER:  LOCK YOUR VEHICLES

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

Police have received a number of complaints regarding phone fraud involving PSEG. Police Chief Strumolo urges residents to contact PSEG directly if anyone ...

The Jaffe Briefing - November 16, 2018

STUCK - It's as if the entire state forgot how to deal with snow at the exact same time. The autumn storm created havoc during yesterday's commute, with cops responding to hundreds of crashes. Hours of traffic. Roads closed. Speed restrictions on major highways. Cars piled all over the place, or running out of gas or breaking down. The Port Authority just gave up on its bus service ...

Election Night Results: May Be Far from Final in Key Races

October 24, 2018

New Jersey’s new vote-by-mail law, signed by Gov. Murphy in August, has the potential to leave voters hanging on Election Day, November 6 — not just in New Jersey, but across the country. Candidates and voters should be aware that the results on election night may be far from final.

With recent polls suggesting that the New Jersey Senate race is tighter than many anticipated, ...

NJAWBO Annual Holiday Dinner & Expo for Women Business Owners November 29 at The Bethwood in Totowa

November 16, 2018

The New Jersey Association of Women Business Owners (NJAWBO) Annual Statewide Holiday Dinner and Expo will take place on November 29 at The Bethwood, 38 Lackawanna Ave, Totowa, New Jersey 07512, from 5:30 to 8:00pm.This festive holiday networking event provides an opportunity for women business owners (and those who would like to do business with them) to celebrate the season; networkwith ...

Ray Negron to Appear at Meadowlands Racing & Entertainment

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Ray Negron, NY Times best-selling author and New York Yankees executive, will be making an appearance at the Meadowlands Racing & Entertainment on Saturday, Nov. 17.

Negron will be the “In The Sulky” guest on the pre-game show with Bob “Hollywood” Heyden.  They will discuss Negron’s relationship with George Steinbrenner, his ...

Leaving Time by Jodi Picoult

Leaving Time by Jodi Picoult (Ballantine, 2013)

Jodi Picoult is the Law and Order author of our times. She uses stories “ripped from the headlines” as seeds for her plotlines and, thus, presents readers with a framework in which to discuss important societal issues, such as school shootings, teen suicides, and organ transplants. Picoult’s writing is compelling, and many of ...

The Couple Next Door

The Couple Next Door by Shari Lapena (Penguin, 2016)

 

For those readers who love thrillers, Shari Lapena’s The Couple Next Door, has the elements of a fine one. After all, stories about baby kidnappings are gripping as aficionados of the genre know. If the cops don’t get the stolen baby back within the first few hours of the kidnapping, chances are, the baby is dead ...

The Liberators

The Liberators: America’s Witnesses to the Holocaust by Michael Hirsh (Bantom Books, 2010)

 

“It was bad. It was very, very bad,” said Jay Dakelman, a medic with the 3rd Army Corps of Engineers during World War II. He was describing to me the first moment that he stepped into a concentration camp, somewhere in Germany, during the final months of World War II. Jay ...

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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