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National Weather Service Confirms Robbinsville Tornado

August 1, 2021

WINDSOR-ROBBINSVILLE, NJ — The National Weather Service (NWS) confirmed on Saturday afternoon what many residents of Windsor and Robbinsville felt - a tornado touched down in town on Thursday evening.  As many local residents hunkered in their basements after emergency alerts directed them to take shelter, it was exactly unclear what was in fact happening.  Now, we ...

16-Year-Old West Orange Basketball Player Is ESPN’s Number 1 Point Guard in the Country

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Elliot Cadeau, a West Orange resident who attends Bergen Catholic High School, was named ESPN’s number one point guard in the class of 2024 in the country.

Cadeau, who’s been playing organized basketball since second grade, also played tennis, soccer, baseball and football in West Orange schools. In fifth grade, he stopped playing the other sports ...

Pet-Friendly NJ Restaurants Offer Menus for Your Dog

NEW JERSEY — Looking for a dog-friendly place to eat? You’re not alone.

Catering to the pet-loving crowd, some New Jersey restaurants are taking dog-friendly dining a step further by offering a special menu just for your pooch.

At Sheelen’s Crossing Bistro & Pub in Fanwood, the “woof” menu includes items such as beef, chicken, fish, rice, vegetables ...

NJ Man Succumbs to West Nile Virus

CAMDEN, NJ — COVID-19 is not the only virus the city is dealing with. On Saturday, the county announced that a case of West Nile Virus has been found in Camden.

A Camden man in his 60s was committed to a hospital with symptoms of West Nile Virus on July 16. He was later moved to another medical center, where he died. He tested positive for the virus.

“West Nile Virus ...

Diverse Scripts and Directors Sought for Nutley Little Theatre - Readers' Theatre 2021/2022

Nutley Little Theatre’s long-standing Readers’ Theatre play reading is back LIVE and IN PERSON!

This year, NLT continues to honor its pledge to make long overdue space for voices that have been underrepresented on stage. Our focus is to put these voices center stage where they can be seen, where they can be heard, and where they can shine.

This season we will be presenting two ...

CDC Recommends Vaccinated Nutley Residents to Mask Up Indoors

July 31, 2021

NUTLEY, NJ — On Tuesday, The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) updated their COVID-19 guidelines for fully vaccinated individuals. This update comes following the recent upsurge in the Delta variant of COVID-19 cases across the country. 

The CDC said to reduce the risk of being infected with the Delta variant and possibly spreading it to others, wearing a mask indoors in public is ...

Bhalla: Hoboken Municipal Employees Must Be Vaccinated By August 9

HOBOKEN, NJ - Hoboken Mayor Ravi S. Bhalla has signed an Executive Order requiring all municipal employees in the City of Hoboken to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by August 9. Employees who are not fully vaccinated by that time will be required to take and submit to the City weekly COVID-19 tests and wear a face-covering in both indoor settings and when interacting with the ...

Gov. Murphy Signs Landmark Universal Maternal and Infant Care Legislation

NEWARK, NJ – In a state faced with one of the highest maternal mortality rates in the nation, Gov. Phil Murphy aims to tackle those numbers with the establishment of a universal home nurse visitation program for newborns.

Murphy signed a landmark bill (S690) on Thursday at the Leaguers, Inc. building in Newark, giving New Jersey one of the most comprehensive and robust home visitation ...

St. Joseph’s Health Mandates COVID-19 Vaccine for All Employees

PATERSON, NJ – St. Joseph’s Health employees will have until November 15 to achieve full vaccination under a new policy announced by the healthcare giant’s President and Chief Executive Officer Kevin Slavin on Thursday.

The mandate, a statement said, reinforces St. Joseph’s commitment to patient safety, as COVID-19 variants increasingly contribute to larger volumes of ...

Murphy Responds to Updated CDC Masking Guidelines Following Upsurge of COVID-19 Delta Variant

TRENTON, NJ -- Following the recent upsurge in the Delta variant of COVID-19, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) on July 27 updated its guidance for people who have been fully vaccinated. The CDC said that while individuals can resume activities that they did prior to the pandemic to reduce the risk of being infected with the Delta variant and possibly spreading it to others, wearing a mask ...

Nutley Mayor Tucci Addresses Township on Fireworks Celebration, Evans Announces State Aid

July 31, 2021

NUTLEY, NJ — Concerns about holding postponed July 4 celebration in September were addressed by Mayor Tucci and Revenue and Finance Commissioner Evans  announced that Nutley is receiving permanent and transitional state aid during the Tuesday, July 20 Board of Commissioners open public meeting.

COVID-19 overtime in the Department of Public Safety for the June 25 Payroll is ...

Rep. Sherrill Votes for Crucial Funding for Capitol Police, National Guard, Afghan SIVs Program

House Passes Emergency Funding to Reimburse the Capitol Police and National Guard for Security Measures After January 6 Attacks, Expand the Afghan Special Immigrant Visa program
 

Washington, DC–– Today, Representative Mikie Sherrill (NJ-11) voted for emergency supplemental funding to reimburse the United States Capitol Police and the National Guard for expenses incurred ...

Entire New Jersey House Delegation Pushes Back on New York State Mooching Off COVID-19 Transit Relief Funds

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Last week, the entire New Jersey House delegation joined together against New York State’s attempt to mooch off hundreds of millions in federal COVID-19 transit relief from New Jersey. In a letter this week, the New Jersey delegation is urging the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) to reaffirm its long-standing formulas and existing guidance which clearly ...

Diverse Scripts and Directors Sought for Nutley Little Theatre - Readers' Theatre 2021/2022

August 1, 2021

Nutley Little Theatre’s long-standing Readers’ Theatre play reading is back LIVE and IN PERSON!

This year, NLT continues to honor its pledge to make long overdue space for voices that have been underrepresented on stage. Our focus is to put these voices center stage where they can be seen, where they can be heard, and where they can shine.

This season we will be presenting two ...

Auditions for Nutley Little Theatre's Production of Ghost Train Start Today, Continue Monday

On a dark and stormy night (naturally) a group of passengers has missed their connection late at night and are stranded on a railway station in rural Maine. Here lives the legend of a phantom locomotive that fatally wrecked in the locality years before and brings death to all who set eyes upon it. The station master warns these passengers of the supernatural danger and urges them to leave. When ...

End of Summer Programs for Children at Nutley Public Library

The last day to participate in Nutley Public Library's Summer Reading Program is August 10, but the library still has plenty of events to offer in August, including virtual and in-person programs and drop-in activities. 

Upcoming programs include:

Finger Painting on Thursday, August 5 and Saturday, August 7 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM for ages 5 and under
Virtual LEGO Club on ...

New Jersey Dentist Provides Painless Non-Invasive Laser Treatment for Sleep Apnea

July 26, 2021

WEST CALDWELL, NJ -- Dr. Joseph DalBon of the New Jersey Center for Laser and Cosmetic Dentistry spoke with TAPintoTV to discuss a new painless laser oral treatment created to alleviate sleep apnea.

“Sleep apnea is a condition where the patient is waking up during the night and unable to breathe that can cause a number of serious health issues,” he said. Some of these health issues ...

What Are The Three Types of Electric Vehicles? Hybrid, PHEV and BEV

WAYNE, NJ -- General Manager of Lincoln of Wayne, Peter Spina, Jr., spoke with TAPintoTV about the three kinds of electric vehicles in the automotive marketplace; Hybrid, PHEV, and BEV. 

Hybrid vehicles have gas and electric engines but no plug-in charging functionality. “The system charges itself through regenerative braking,” Spina explained. “It harnesses the kinetic ...

Compass Gives Back to Chatham NJ Community with Neighborhood Appreciation Day Event

TAPintoTV spoke with Suzy Minken of Compass about a new home in Chatham, NJ and why she hosted an Appreciation Day event for the local neighborhood.

After nine months of construction, 94 Elmwood Avenue is completed and open on Appreciation Day. “I wanted people in the neighborhood and the community to come and see how gorgeous this house is,” Minken explained. “I wanted ...

End of Summer Programs for Children at Nutley Public Library

July 31, 2021

The last day to participate in Nutley Public Library's Summer Reading Program is August 10, but the library still has plenty of events to offer in August, including virtual and in-person programs and drop-in activities. 

Upcoming programs include:

Finger Painting on Thursday, August 5 and Saturday, August 7 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM for ages 5 and under
Virtual LEGO Club on ...

Nutley Public Library Programs for August 2021

August 2-31 – Teen Sewing Workshops – Pick-up a sewing supply kit at the library and work a special project following a how-to video.  For all skill levels:  beginners to experts!  For teens entering grades 6-12 in Fall 2021.  Sign up at teenservices.nutleypubliclibrary.org

Monday, August 2 at 6:30 p.m. – Among us Game Club ...

Eight Nutley Residents to Run in the 2021 Board of Education Election

NUTLEY, NJ — With the filing deadline past, eight residents have filed documents to run in the 2021 Nutley Board of Education (BOE) election. 

The BOE is made up of nine elected trustees, each seated for a three-year term. Each year three of those seats come up for election.

Before election day, candidates for board must first file with the Essex County Clerk's ...

The Nutley High School Class of 2021 Celebrate the Last Four Years

June 24, 2021

The Class of 2021 celebrated the last four years, except with a twist. On Thursday, June 11, the class of 2021 gathered together during their last couple of weeks as seniors at Owens Field. Instead of the traditional prom hosted by the district, seniors were able to close this chapter with their classmates within COVID guidelines at the Senior Celebration. 

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My Experience On Getting Vaccinated And Why I Feel It Is So Important

The Covid-19 pandemic has left the world in a state of chaos for more than a year. For Americans, the pandemic experiences have been a whirlwind of damage to families, friends, and personally as well. The public has been on edge, waiting for something to be done to stop the spread of COVID. Scientists have been working endlessly on developing an effective and safe vaccine since January of ...

Eagle Scouts 'Don't Grow on Trees' says Roxbury Mayor in Praising Eight

July 30, 2021

ROXBURY, NJ — Eight Boy Scouts from Roxbury who are about to become Eagle Scouts were lauded this week by the township, with Roxbury Mayor Bob DeFillippo also congratulating the parents and adults who helped the Scouts reach their goals.

At the ceremony, which took place during the July 27 meeting of the Roxbury Township Council, state Sen. Anthony Bucco also praised the Scouts and ...

Millburn Eagle Scout's Project Raises Awareness of Township Historic Sites

Millburn Eagle Scout Peter Nascone was inspired to restore signs on Millburn's Veterans Memorial Path while working on another scout's Eagle Project at the Parsil Family Cemetery, where he noticed many faded signs.

Established by the township in 2004, The Veterans Memorial Path offers 17 points of interest which include plaques, monuments, signs and flags in memory of veterans from the ...

Arc Of Warren County's Food Truck Festival Draws Big Crowd

HACKETTSTOWN, N.J. – After last year’s lock-down due to the Covid-19 pandemic the Arc of Warren County held their 3rd annual Food Truck and fund-raising festival at Donaldson Farm in Hackettstown on Saturday, July 24th. The day by all accounts was a success with bright sunshine, a large turnout, fabulous food, great music, and an all-around good time by those who ...

16-Year-Old West Orange Basketball Player Is ESPN’s Number 1 Point Guard in the Country

August 1, 2021

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Elliot Cadeau, a West Orange resident who attends Bergen Catholic High School, was named ESPN’s number one point guard in the class of 2024 in the country.

Cadeau, who’s been playing organized basketball since second grade, also played tennis, soccer, baseball and football in West Orange schools. In fifth grade, he stopped playing the other sports ...

VIDEO: NJ's Mattis Earns Sixth Place in Discus Qualifiers

TOKYO, JAPAN - East Brunswick native Sam Mattis placed sixth in the first round of Men’s Discus at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and will be competing in the final round tomorrow Saturday, July 31st at 8:15 P.M. Mattis landed at approximately 63.74 meters, just missing the 66-meter threshold to automatically qualify for the next round. Daniel Stahl of Sweden was the only one out of the 30 discus ...

Sam Mattis: Olympics Discus Trials Tonight

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Ten years ago, Sam Mattis told former EBHS Athletic Director Frank Noppenberger that we wanted to stand on the podium at the Olympics representing East Brunswick, New Jersey, and the United States.

Well, tonight's the night for East Brunswick High School Class of 2012 graduate Sam Mattis. An Olympic contender in discus throwing, Mattis will participate in ...

Newark Police Honor Fallen Officers in 2020

July 30, 2021

NEWARK,NJ---The Department of Public Safety in conjunction with the  End of Watch Riders, and Beyond the Call of Duty held a memorial service this week to remember five Newark Police Division members and officers throughout the country who lost their lives in 2020. 

Newark Division members: Special Police Officer Tolbert A. Furr, Police Officer Michael Connors, ...

Bloomfield Police Seeking Town Pub Patron Armed Robbery Suspects

BLOOMFIELD, NJ--On June 23, Bloomfield Police Officers responded to The Town Pub, located at 383 Broad Street on a reported armed robbery.

As diners were seated at an outdoor table of the establishment, a male suspect approached them with a handgun and demanded their belongings.  The victims gave up their cell phon, wallets and keys.  The suspect then got into a silver Chevy Malibu ...

Maplewood Firefighters Strike Down House Fire

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Shortly after 5:00pm, the Maplewood Fire Department received notice of that a neighbor, Jurgens Bauer, had called 911 to advise that the house next door at 31 Salter Place was on fire, and they immediately responded. Since the report from the emergency call center stated it was a structure fire, South Orange Fire Department immediately sent one engine to provide mutual aid.

Review: Glyk Gelato Is Back With Italian Frozen Delights In Parkland FL

July 31, 2021

CORAL SPRINGS, FL - During the pandemic, we have had so many businesses close in the greater Coral Springs area that it became difficult to recall the passing of every store. However, few have had the emotional impact on me than Glyk Gelato in Parkland, which shut its doors in February.

Opened in 2016 by Jaime and Samuel Kelerstein, former technology industry engineers, the shop was the ...

Full Blown Makes its Oakley Debut Tonight at 10 p.m. in Nutley

NUTLEY, NJ - Full Blown Makes its Oakley Debut Tonight at 10 p.m. 

The Oakley Kitchen is a hometown restaurant that serves the classics with international flair with weekly specials, drinks menu, and live music events! It is family friendly. Plus, there's an upstairs area perfect for private events. 

The Oakley Kitchen is located at 789 Bloomfield ...

Cherished Hoboken Bakery Listed For Sale

HOBOKEN, NJ - If you've had their sfogliatella, you know there's no way to sugarcoat this story...

Giorgio's Pasticceria, Hoboken's beloved family-run bakery at 1112 Washington Street, is currently listed for sale.

In 1974, Giorgio Castiello took over the bakery at 1112 Washington Street, and was a steadfast figure in the Hoboken community right up until his passing in 2019.

McCormick Italian Seasoning and Frank's RedHot Buffalo Ranch Seasoning Recalled Due to Salmonella Risk

McCormick Perfect Pinch Italian Seasoning, McCormick Culinary Italian Seasoning and Frank’s RedHot Buffalo Ranch Seasoning have been recalled due to possible contamination with Salmonella, announced McCormick & Company, Inc. The company was alerted by the FDA after routing testing. No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this problem.

The four products ...

$44M of Infrastructure Improvements Planned to Come to Newark Port Street Corridor

July 30, 2021

NEWARK, NJ – A $44 million roadway improvement project is planned to come to Port Newark to help improve and modernize travel access connecting to the Elizabeth Port Authority Marine Terminal. 

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey will use federal funding from an Infrastructure for Rebuilding America (INFRA) discretionary grant to make significant upgrades along Port ...

Pretty Handy Summer Camp in Nutley Begins Next Week, Some Space Still Available

NUTLEY, NJ — Pretty Handy, the local retail experience and maker space, is offering a very special kiddie summer camp in Nutley Center. The best part? There's still time to sign up for some morning sessions next week.

From tie-dye shirts and shoe painting, to printmaking, painting, and sculpting — there is so much fun to be had, and made. All materials and snacks are ...

New Jersey Is 2021's Worst State to Start a Business: WalletHub Study

NEW JERSEY -- New Jersey was ranked as the worst state to start a business, according to personal finance website WalletHub's annual list of the Best and Worst States to Start a Business. Nearby Connecticut (No. 49) and Pennsylvania (No. 43) also ranked in the bottom ten, while neighboring New York came in at No. 22. Texas placed as the best state to start a ...

Newark Police Honor Fallen Officers in 2020

July 30, 2021

NEWARK,NJ---The Department of Public Safety in conjunction with the  End of Watch Riders, and Beyond the Call of Duty held a memorial service this week to remember five Newark Police Division members and officers throughout the country who lost their lives in 2020. 

Newark Division members: Special Police Officer Tolbert A. Furr, Police Officer Michael Connors, ...

Teens Volunteer at Bloomfield Church for New Archdiocese of Newark Service Program

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — A group of young Archdiocese of Newark parishioners volunteered to assist with maintenance projects at Sacred Heart Church in Bloomfield on July 24. Their efforts were part of “Days in the Diocese,” a new summer program presented by the Archdiocese’s Office for Youth & Young Adult Ministry that offers one-day service immersion experiences to ...

Vincent Church Nutley to Worship Sunday Aug. 1 on Tenth Sunday after Pentecost

Vincent United Methodist Church will gather for worship this Sunday morning, August 1 at 10:00 a.m. on the Tenth Sunday after Pentecost.

Vincent 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.

There will be hymns by Guest Organist Ken Smith, virtual special music by ...

Attention Dog Owners - Certain Dog Foods Recalled Due to Elevated Levels of Aflatoxins

July 31, 2021

Eight dog food products have been recalled due to elevated levels of Aflatoxins, announced Sunshine Mills, Inc. Aflatoxin is a naturally occurring by-product from the growth of Aspergillus flavus and can be harmful to pets if consumed in significant quantities, stated the FDA. 

The affected products were distributed in retail stores nationally, but there have been no ...

Eagle Scouts Donate Benches and Table to Alex Caprio Animal Control Facility

The Alex Caprio Animal Control Facility in West Orange received two new benches and a table in an outdoor seating area used for adoptions. It was part of an Eagle Scout Project completed by Connor Seid of Troop 2 in West Orange. He was assisted by Sebastian Ordonez and Hayden Silva also of Troop 2. 

Seid was inspired to do the project when he adopted a Shih Tzu named King in 2017 and ...

S.T.A.R.T. Pet of the Week: Meet Buffy Who Is Looking for Her Forever Home

LITTLE FALLS, NJ — Buffy came in to our rescue as a lost little girl, outside on her own. Her independent nature is still very much a part of her.

Born in September 2020, Buffy is an adorable brown tabby. Though she was alone when we found her, she quickly acclimated to having foster roommates.

A stubborn little girl, Buffy can be your best friend one minute, and decide she ...

Rescue Beagle Has a Herbilicious Time Making Friends at Nutley's Sunday Farmers Market

NUTLEY, NJ — Let the folks in the city claim Times Square as the 'crossroads of the world,' well-informed locals know that the place to meet and greet the most interesting residents if the Sunday Nutley Farmers Market. Case in point: Herbie. 

Herbie is a fairly new resident, having only take up residence in January of this year, but he is quickly learning the lay of the ...

National Weather Service Confirms Robbinsville Tornado

August 1, 2021

WINDSOR-ROBBINSVILLE, NJ — The National Weather Service (NWS) confirmed on Saturday afternoon what many residents of Windsor and Robbinsville felt - a tornado touched down in town on Thursday evening.  As many local residents hunkered in their basements after emergency alerts directed them to take shelter, it was exactly unclear what was in fact happening.  Now, we ...

National Weather Service Confirms Tornado Hit Waretown to High Bar Harbor on LBI, and Another in Barnegat

OCEAN COUNTY, NJ — National Weather Service has confirmed that two tornadoes hit Ocean County on Thursday, July 29.

An EF2 tornado dropped first in Waretown, near Wells Mills Park, and continued on the High Bar Harbor section of Long Beach Township, with peak winds up to 115 mph. The most damage was found in the Barnegat Light area of Long Beach Island.

Also, an EF1 ...

Westfield Ponds Hit With Mystery Fish Kills

WESTFIELD, NJ — That foul odor emanating from ponds in Tamaques and Brightwood parks is from dead fish.

Dozens of dead fish surfaced in the ponds Friday morning following heavy rains the night before. While it was not immediately clear what caused the fish kills, the occurrence comes as the water is being treated for green muck in at least one of the ponds.

Calls to both the Westfield ...

Eight Nutley Residents to Run in the 2021 Board of Education Election

July 26, 2021

NUTLEY, NJ — With the filing deadline past, eight residents have filed documents to run in the 2021 Nutley Board of Education (BOE) election. 

The BOE is made up of nine elected trustees, each seated for a three-year term. Each year three of those seats come up for election.

Before election day, candidates for board must first file with the Essex County Clerk's ...

TAPinto Nutley's 2021 General Election Policies

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All candidates are provided the same opportunities to utilize TAPinto to market their candidacies.  All candidates are charged the same amount for the same marketing vehicle. 

To discuss advertising on TAPinto, please contact your local TAPinto site ...

Four Nutley Residents Have Filed Petitions to Run in the 2021 Board of Education Election

NUTLEY, NJ — With Monday's filing deadline just over the horizon, four residents have already filed documents to run in the 2021 Nutley Board of Education (BOE) election. 

The BOE is made up of nine elected trustees, each seated for a three-year term. Each year three of those seats come up for election.

Before election day, candidates for board must first file with the Essex ...

NJ Parkway Service Areas Renamed After Icons Doby, Morrison, Cruz & 6 Others

August 1, 2021

NEW JERSEY— Governor Phil Murphy announced that nine service areas along the Garden State Parkway will be renamed after New Jersey icons and Hall of Fame Inductees. 

Nine service areas will be renamed as follows:  

Montvale: James Gandolfini Service Area
Brookdale North: Larry Doby Service Area
Brookdale South: Connie Chung Service ...

Middlesex County Fair Lifts the Lid Off Summer

MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ - What is summer in New Jersey without the Middlesex County Fair?  After a pandemic hiatus, summer's most fun event returns to its home at the County Fairgrounds on Cranbury Road in East Brunswick starting Monday, August 2 and continuing through Sunday, August 8.

Fireworks will light the sky on opening night, Monday, August 2.

The fair features rides, games, ...

Hot Air Balloon Festival and Warren County Fair Begin Saturday

HACKETTSTOWN, N.J. – The Warren County Farmers’ Fair kicks of its 83rd year on July 31 through August 7. After last year’s fair was canceled due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Warren County Farmer’s Fair Association is once again proud to sponsor the 83rd anniversary of a tradition dating back to 1859. The fair has been a constant throughout the years since 1937, except for ...

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Are you preparing to return to work? NJ TRANSIT is ready for you.

NEW JERSEY — The pandemic resulted in a unique work-from-home model for many New Jersey residents, with a “new normal” evolving as infection rates decline.

While some employers may intend to keep remote work options in place, a growing trend reveals many companies transitioning back to in-person workplaces.

Roadways already show evidence of rush-hour congestion as workers ...

What is a Wasp

Every year, around 62 people die from hornet, wasp, or bee stings. These creatures may be little, but they can be very dangerous if you or someone you know has an allergy. 

You may be allergic to a particular insect, which means it's important to know the difference between them.

So what is a wasp? And how can you identify them? We'll discuss these ...

Upcoming Events

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Sun, August 1, 9:00 AM

Nutley Municipal Lot 7, Nutley

Nutley Sunday Farmers Market

Food & Drink

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Sun, August 1, 9:00 AM

Town Hall Parking Lot , Little Falls

Little Falls Sunday Farmers Market

Food & Drink

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Mon, August 2, 10:30 AM

Adult School Dept of Montclair Public Library, Montclair

An Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation - ONLINE

Health & Wellness

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Tue, August 3, 6:00 PM

Union Public Library Virtual, Union

NJ Trades Opportunities and Apprenticeships

Business & Finance

Back to School Sports Physicals – An Important Health Screening

July 27, 2021

It’s back to school time, when we have a ton of things to check off the list: new books and supplies, new clothes, enrolling our children in sports, activities and more. Before completely checking off sports, consider getting your child a sports physical. A sports physical can help ensure children and teens are prepared to participate in athletics. It’s also a great opportunity to ...

Nutley's September to Remember Fireworks Spectacular Featuring the Duprees Scheduled for Friday Sept. 17, 2021

Mayor Mauro G. Tucci and the Nutley Board of Commissioners are pleased to announce “September to Remember” a Fireworks Spectacular featuring the fabulous sounds of The DUPREES. This event has been scheduled for Friday, September 17, 2021 at 6:30 p.m.  on Franklin Avenue between Chestnut Street and Church Street.

Michael Chieffo of DJMC Entertainment will open the evening with ...

Nutley's Fireworks to Celebrate Resilience of American Democracy During 'September to Remember'

NUTLEY, NJ — Shortly after the Township of Nutley announced the date of the postponed Independence Day celebration, the talking heads of social media began to condemn  the decision. Mayor Mauro Tucci, speaking on behalf of the Board of Commissioners, referred to the events as a 'September to Remember,' celebrating the resiliency of American democracy. 

The ...

Official Notice: Nutley Board of Education Retreat

June 29, 2021

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 Board Retreat on Wednesday, July 7, 2021 at
5:00 pm in the Media Center at the John H. Walker Middle School to discuss district and board goals for 2021-2022.

Official Notice: Nutley Board of Education In-Person Meetings Through Jan 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 Public Meetings at 6:30 pm in the John H.
Walker Middle School auditorium.

The agenda to the extent known will be available prior to the meeting on the Board website at https://nutleyschools.org or may be requested from the Board Secretary ...

Autism Awareness Month in Nutley as Seen 'In The Eyes of Alex '

April is Autism Awareness Month. Supporters across the country illuminate blue bulbs to mark the occasion and raise awareness. The Township of Nutley takes it a step further by illuminating municipal buildings in blue light for the entire month of April. 

Autism Awareness is not just limited to Nutley. In Paterson, the renovation of Lou Costello Park includes features ...

Outlining the Garden State by Lying Out in South Orange

July 31, 2021

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — New Jerseyans rarely need a reason to celebrate, but National New Jersey Day on July 27 was a great excuse for families to come out to Meadowland Park, even in the heat, to honor the Garden State.

Gathering on Flood's Hill and getting dinner delivered personally by Town Hall Deli's owner, Matt Wonski, having the kids play games with staff from the ...

Maplewood Firefighters Strike Down House Fire

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Shortly after 5:00pm, the Maplewood Fire Department received notice of that a neighbor, Jurgens Bauer, had called 911 to advise that the house next door at 31 Salter Place was on fire, and they immediately responded. Since the report from the emergency call center stated it was a structure fire, South Orange Fire Department immediately sent one engine to provide mutual aid.

NJ Man Succumbs to West Nile Virus

August 1, 2021

CAMDEN, NJ — COVID-19 is not the only virus the city is dealing with. On Saturday, the county announced that a case of West Nile Virus has been found in Camden.

A Camden man in his 60s was committed to a hospital with symptoms of West Nile Virus on July 16. He was later moved to another medical center, where he died. He tested positive for the virus.

“West Nile Virus ...

NJ Resident Promoted to Sergeant in the U.S. Space Force

PISCATAWAY, NJ — Alyssa B. Ruiz, a 2017 graduate of Piscataway High School recently completed a leadership program with the United States Air Force and was promoted to Sergeant.

She was also selected to join the U.S. Space Force and will transfer to Schriever Space Force Base in Colorado.

Ruiz graduated with honors from the military training program at Lackland Air Force Base in San ...

August 2021 Programs at the Nutley Public Library

August 2-31 – Teen Sewing Workshops – Pick-up a sewing supply kit at the library and work a special project following a how-to video.  For all skill levels:  beginners to experts!  For teens entering grades 6-12 in Fall 2021.  Sign up at teenservices.nutleypubliclibrary.org

Monday, August 2 at 6:30 p.m. – Among us Game Club ...

Nutley Author Michael Perrota Virtual Meet & Greet

Join the Friends of the Nutley Public Library

for a Virtual Meet & Greet with Local Author Michael Perrota 

Monday, July 19, 2021 at 7:00 PM via Zoom

To register, please visit: https://bccls.libcal.com/event/796140.

Local Author Michael Perrota will be holding a virtual Meet & Greet and book talk to support the Friends of the Nutley Public ...

Pet-Friendly NJ Restaurants Offer Menus for Your Dog

August 1, 2021

NEW JERSEY — Looking for a dog-friendly place to eat? You’re not alone.

Catering to the pet-loving crowd, some New Jersey restaurants are taking dog-friendly dining a step further by offering a special menu just for your pooch.

At Sheelen’s Crossing Bistro & Pub in Fanwood, the “woof” menu includes items such as beef, chicken, fish, rice, vegetables ...

In Season: The Best Ways to Cook NJ Sweet Corn

NEW JERSEY — New Jersey sweet corn is in season until the beginning of September. Take advantage of this local summer veggie by eating it as soon as possible after it’s picked — the sugar turns to starch as it ages.

For storage, keep fresh corn on the cob in the husk in the fridge. Once you’re ready to enjoy your corn, remove the husk and silk, wash it and try one of ...

Nutley Board of Education Offers Congratulations to NHS Class of 2021

June 22, 2021

Dear Students in the Class of 2021,

What a year! We must take a moment to recognize all you have accomplished amidst the most unique and challenging 15-month period. When you entered Nutley High School, four years ago, no one would have imagined what your  junior and senior years would have been like. 

Please know that you have impressed not only your principals, parents, teachers ...

Results May Vary

I took some time off recently to work on my beach body.

I was shamed into taking this drastic action after learning that a dead whale had washed ashore just north of San Francisco. The maritime behemoth, a 40-foot, 8-ton gray whale, died of blunt force trauma after being struck by a ship.

I don’t know, this seems to me a bit like wandering into your backyard and being run over by a ...

Letter to the Editor from NJDA Secretary Fisher concerning Spotted Lanternfly

July 6, 2021

New Jersey residents continue to be extremely concerned about the invasive Spotted Lanternfly (SLF), leading the New Jersey Department of Agriculture to field many phone calls, emails, and other messages asking what residents can do when they find SLF in their communities.

SLF, Lycorma delicatula, is a relatively new pest to the United States, initially discovered in Berks ...

Juneteenth: Why It Should Be Celebrated By All Americans

Juneteenth – it is a term heard more and more in the last several years, yet many people have no idea what it is. It is viewed by Black Americans as their Freedom or Emancipation Day, their Jubilee Day, their Black Independence Day. So, how did Juneteenth become “. . . the most popular annual celebration of emancipation from slavery in the United States?”*

The term is a ...

On3

Marriott AC/Element Hotel Approved for On3 campus on Nutley / Clifton Border

July 22, 2021

NUTLEY, NJ — The City of Clifton approved the final site plan for the dual-brand hotel with rooftop bar at the On3 campus located on the Nutley / Clifton border.

The 266-room Marriott AC/Element Hotel will feature both limited-service and extended-stay options. Situated along NJ Rt. 3, the hotel guests will have easy access On3's corporate tenants, as well as Montclair State ...

Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine and Seton Hall University Opioid Conference to Feature Addiction Experts Working to Combat National Crisis

NUTLEY, NJ – Experts from Seton Hall University and Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine will host a virtual conference July 30 to address the record number of opioid deaths in the nation, treatment options and training clinicians to prescribe addiction medication.

The virtual conference, “Recovery from Opioid Use Disorders: State-of-the-Art Science to Advance Clinical ...

Potosnak Condemns Ciattarelli’s Horrible Anti-LGBT Platform

July 16, 2021

Ed Potosnak, an openly gay member of the Franklin Township Board of Education issued the following statement in his personal capacity in response to Gubernatorial Candidate Jack Ciattarelli’s homophobic comments:

“I am shocked and dismayed to learn Jack Ciattarelli is trying to win over votes on the backs of LGBT neighbors, parents, first responders, workers and ...

The Blue Suit and the Story of January 6th

Six months ago today I wore this blue suit as I cleaned the Capitol after the insurrection, now I just donated it to the Smithsonian. January 6th must never be forgotten. While some try to erase history, I will fight to tell the story so it never happens again.

Let me share with you my story.

When the Smithsonian asked me to donate the blue suit, I thought about how the suit itself is ...

End of Summer Programs for Children at Nutley Public Library

July 31, 2021

The last day to participate in Nutley Public Library's Summer Reading Program is August 10, but the library still has plenty of events to offer in August, including virtual and in-person programs and drop-in activities. 

Upcoming programs include:

Finger Painting on Thursday, August 5 and Saturday, August 7 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM for ages 5 and under
Virtual LEGO Club on ...

Nutley Public Library Programs for August 2021

August 2-31 – Teen Sewing Workshops – Pick-up a sewing supply kit at the library and work a special project following a how-to video.  For all skill levels:  beginners to experts!  For teens entering grades 6-12 in Fall 2021.  Sign up at teenservices.nutleypubliclibrary.org

Monday, August 2 at 6:30 p.m. – Among us Game Club ...

Rep. Sherrill Votes for Crucial Funding for Capitol Police, National Guard, Afghan SIVs Program

House Passes Emergency Funding to Reimburse the Capitol Police and National Guard for Security Measures After January 6 Attacks, Expand the Afghan Special Immigrant Visa program
 

Washington, DC–– Today, Representative Mikie Sherrill (NJ-11) voted for emergency supplemental funding to reimburse the United States Capitol Police and the National Guard for expenses incurred ...

To the Dickens with Dickens

With so much emphasis being placed on STEM today, Language Arts (formerly known as English) has become less significant in the school curriculum. Grammar, punctuation, spelling, and vocabulary are touched on, but not emphasized as they used to be. Even cursive writing has been dropped from many school districts.

When I started teaching in 1972 the basics were covered in the freshman and ...

Obituaries

Dec 22, 1996 - Jun 26, 2021
Michael Robert Cammett, Jr.,24, of North Arlington, New Jersey, passed away on Saturday June 26, ...
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Sep 1, 1948 - Jun 6, 2021
James J. Cozzarelli, Jr., a funeral director and long-time resident of Belleville, N.J., entered ...
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The Jaffe Briefing - July 29, 2021

TRENTON – So, yeah, masks are now “strongly recommended” indoors where there are crowds, says Gov. Phil Murphy, following the latest federal guidance. While this is a sensible request, as the COVID numbers rise in the state, not everyone is on board. Just ask super-conservative Sen. Michael Doherty, who dashed off a press release saying: “The Murphy administration ...

5 Minute Intervals Or 30 Minutes At Once: Which Is Better?

Squeezing in time to exercise can be challenging, especially if you juggle a hectic schedule. But staying physically active is one of the most important things you can do for your health as you age.

Given the increasing popularity of 5-minute interval workouts (or High-Intensity Interval Training – HIIT), swapping short bursts of moderately intense and vigorous aerobic exercise followed ...

8 Simple Activities To Enjoy With Your Grandkids

Spending quality time with your grandkids (and kids) adds joy and laughter to any given day. Just basking in a child’s boundless energy and carefree silliness can boost your mood and make you smile. But joining in the fun also keeps you physically and mentally active – and research shows that multigenerational interaction is good for older adults and kids.

 

If you’re ...

Bring the Sunshine Indoors With These 4 Simple Décor Ideas

As summer approaches, everyone is eager to spend more time outside enjoying the sun. It’s also the perfect time to transition your home décor to reflect the added daylight and brightness outside. If you’re ready to bring more of the sunshine inside this season, here are four great ways to easily update your décor for a lighter and brighter feeling.

Clean and ...

How to Incorporate Chalk Paint Into Your Next Project

Chalk paint is all the rage for that cozy richness it gives to furniture, décor, and even walls. The matte finish adds a softness to bold colors and a thickness that covers even the most worn down surfaces.

 

Home decorating moguls love chalk paint, and now you can, too - here’s the lowdown on why, where, and how to use chalk paint for your next DIY decorating ...

TAPinto Denville Franchisee Joins Senior Team of African American Chamber of Commerce of NJ

DENVILLE, NJ -- The African American Chamber of Commerce of New Jersey (AACCNJ) announced the addition of Ferlanda Fox Nixon, Esq. -- franchisee, publisher, and editor of TAPinto Denville -- as chief of policy and government affairs. 

AACCNJ is a proactive advocacy group that provides a platform for New Jersey’s African-American business leaders to speak with a ...

Lifelong Journalist Finds Way To Keep News Passion Alive By Launching TAPinto Chatham

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - To reporters, news is more than a job, it’s a passion. For Ed Barmakian, news is his whole life. And when he saw his passion was in danger, he found a way to evolve to meet the times rather than lose what he loves. 

Barmakian launched TAPinto Chatham in July of 2013. He had recently retired from the Star Ledger after 33 as a sports journalist and editor. His ...

Summer Ad Trends That Help Your Business Beat The Heat And The Competition

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Summer is back and so are customers! With the worst of COVID-19 hopefully behind us, people are more excited than ever to get outside and enjoy the warm weather. For your business, this could be a huge opportunity to draw in new customers and gain additional revenue you may have lost during last year’s lockdown. 

With consumers looking to shop locally now more ...

Shapiro: The Foxes are Winning: Partisan Local News Sites are Getting the Upperhand

Back in October, I wrote about the launch of partisan local news sites and how they were filling the void in local news in towns across the country. Since then, the amount of such sites has grown from a few hundred to more than 1,000. While some high-quality objective local news sites have launched since then, they are being dwarfed in size and scale by the partisan sites.

One ...