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State Contracted Employees Need to Be Fully Vaccinated or Be Tested Weekly, Says Gov. Murphy

October 21, 2021

TRENTON – New and potential state contractors will need to show that all of their employees who enter, work at, or provide services in any state agency location are fully vaccinated or are completing weekly testing, according to the new executive order signed by Governor Murphy on Wednesday.

“This executive order will bring state contractors in line with the requirements set ...

North Jersey Lawmaker Wins Statewide "Good Government" Award

TRENTON - There was no shortage of pressing topics at the Food Council Committee for Good Government’s (FCCfGG ) 47th Annual Good Government Presentation held October 21 on a virtual platform. 

Lawmakers and food industry leaders discussed key consumer and business issues and honored industry professionals and policy makers during the event presentations. FCCfGG flipped the ...

Nutley Farmers Market Favorite Treelicious To Host Thanksgiving Themed Farm-to-Table Dinner Nov. 6

PORT MURRAY, NJ - Long-time farmers market favorite Treelicious is hosting an early Thanksgiving themed Farm to Table Dinner on November 6th.

The dinner will incorporate your favorite holiday dishes using produce grown right here in the Garden State on the farm.

Tickets for the Farm to Table Dinner are $55 each and can be purchased online at Farm to Table Dinner – November ...

Meet the Man Hired to be Rutgers' First Cyber Warrior

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Guy J. Albertini, a certified information systems security professional who holds a master’s degree in information assurance and security and has more than 15 years of professional security experience, has taken on the role of Rutgers' first associate vice president and chief information security officer.

Before starting at Rutgers, Albertini served for the past ...

Nutley's Tropical Storm Ida Victims Can Apply for FEMA Assistance Up To Nov. 4

NUTLEY, NJ- Nutley residents still have time to apply for Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) assistance for Tropical Storm Ida damages. The last day to apply for aid is November 4. 

Residents can apply for aid online by visiting disasterassistance.gov, by calling 1-800-621-3362, or by visiting one of the Disaster Relief Centers in the state. Bilingual services are available ...

New Jersey Poll Workers Needed; More than 13,500 Have Signed Up Already, More Needed

October 14, 2021

NEW JERSEY - More than 13,500 new poll workers have signed up ahead of Election Day

Governor Phil Murphy signed Executive Order No. 266, which increases the pay for New Jersey’s poll workers from $200 to $300 for Election Day, and increase pay during the early voting period by a commensurate hourly rate.

The increase aims to incentivize poll worker participation during the ...

Ballot Question Questions? Get Some Answers Here

NUTLEY, NJ — There are two public questions on the November 2 ballot, and the League of Women Voters has broken them down for voters through their online analysis.

The League of Women Voters of NJ has done an extensive analysis on the two public questions with reasons to vote "yes" and reasons to vote "no".

Click Here for Analysis

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Today is Deadline to Register to Vote in 2021 General Election

NUTLEY, NJ — New Jersey residents are reminded that today, October 12 is the deadline for voter registration for the November 2 general election.

You can register to vote if:

You are a United States citizen.
You will be 18 years old by the next election.
You will be a resident of the state and county for 30 days before the election.
You are NOT currently serving a ...

State Contracted Employees Need to Be Fully Vaccinated or Be Tested Weekly, Says Gov. Murphy

October 21, 2021

TRENTON – New and potential state contractors will need to show that all of their employees who enter, work at, or provide services in any state agency location are fully vaccinated or are completing weekly testing, according to the new executive order signed by Governor Murphy on Wednesday.

“This executive order will bring state contractors in line with the requirements set ...

Nutley Grandma/Grandpa and Me Pumpkin Painting Party Canceled As Pediatric COVID Cases Rise

NUTLEY, NJ — The Township of Nutley Department of Parks and Recreation "Grandma/Grandpa and Me Pumpkin Painting Party" originally scheduled for Thursday Oct. 21, 2021 is canceled.

Mayor Mauro Tucci told TAPinto Nutley that the cancelation is due to an "uptick in pediatric COVID cases, and it's a grandparent event." Senior citizens are especially vulnerable to ...

VP Kamala Harris’ Husband, Doug Emhoff, Visits Newark to Encourage COVID-19 Vaccination

NEWARK, NJ — About two weeks after Vice President Kamala Harris visited a COVID-19 vaccination clinic in Newark to advocate for residents to get inoculated, her husband, Doug Emhoff, made a stop at East Side High School to double down on his wife’s message. 

“We’ve got to do better,” Emhoff told a pool of reporters at East Side High School in regard to ...

Hackensack Meridian Mountainside Medical Center appoints Daniel Mansour, M.D. as Medical Director of Thoracic Surgery

MONTCLAIR, NJ – Mountainside Medical Center has announced that Daniel Mansour, M.D. will take on the role as medical director of thoracic surgery and surgical director of the lung cancer screening/lung nodule program. In this role, Dr. Mansour will operate the thoracic surgery program to ensure its organization and delivery of excellent, timely and evidence-based care.

“We are ...

Clara Maass Medical Center to Host ‘Pink Village’ Breast Health Expo for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

WAYNE, NJ – In recognition of National Breast Cancer Awareness month, Clara Maass Medical Center, an RWJBarnabas Health facility, will present a day of empowerment and education on breast cancer at Willowbrook Mall in Wayne, NJ. on Sunday, October 17 from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., The ‘Pink Village’ health expo is free to attend and will feature educational information and health ...

Trunk or Treat at Nutley's Vincent Church Returns Sunday Oct. 24

October 21, 2021

NUTLEY, NJ - Vincent United Methodist Church Trunk or Treat is back for 2021 on Sunday Oct. 24 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. 

The outdoor event in the church parking lot will include more than a dozen trunks, treats, cider, hot cocoa, and a take-home craft. 

There is a $5 donation per child, adults are free. 

The rain date is October 31 from 1-3 p.m, but right now the weather ...

Scarecrows Invade Montclair's Van Vleck Gardens, After This Weekend They Return to the Cornfields

MONTCLAIR, NJ - What's this, what's this, there are scarecrows all around! What's this, what's this, they've come from all over town! The annual Scarecrows in the Garden display continues at the Van Vleck House and Gardens in Montclair through Sunday Oct. 24.

From traditional scarecrows to dark-and-scary tributes to Halloween, from repurposed and ...

Live Theatre is Back! Celebrate The Halloween Season Right with 'Ghost Train' at Nutley Little Theatre

On a dark and stormy night (naturally) a group of passengers have 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 ...

Nutley's Tropical Storm Ida Victims Can Apply for FEMA Assistance Up To Nov. 4

October 21, 2021

NUTLEY, NJ- Nutley residents still have time to apply for Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) assistance for Tropical Storm Ida damages. The last day to apply for aid is November 4. 

Residents can apply for aid online by visiting disasterassistance.gov, by calling 1-800-621-3362, or by visiting one of the Disaster Relief Centers in the state. Bilingual services are available ...

New Law Stops E-Z Pass from Overcharging Customers

TRENTON, NJ – A new law championed by Assemblyman Dan Benson (D-Mercer/Middlsex) to make sure that the thousands of commuters who use E-ZPass toll booths daily are quickly notified of an overcharge or toll fee on their account has been signed into law by Governor Murphy.

“An E-ZPass customer should know immediately if their account is being charged,” said Benson, ...

Nutley Plans to Form a Third River Mayors' Group To Address Flooding

NUTLEY, NJ - Mayor Mauro G. Tucci announced during the Sept. 21 public meeting that Nutley is forming a Third River Mayor’s Group. The group will take a comprehensive approach to collective issues and flooding problems on a regional basis.

The township is contacting all communities touching the Third River including Belleville, Bloomfield, Clifton, Little Falls, Montclair and ...

Meet the Man Hired to be Rutgers' First Cyber Warrior

October 21, 2021

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Guy J. Albertini, a certified information systems security professional who holds a master’s degree in information assurance and security and has more than 15 years of professional security experience, has taken on the role of Rutgers' first associate vice president and chief information security officer.

Before starting at Rutgers, Albertini served for the past ...

"Granny Flora" by Nutley's Yantacaw School PTO Wins Category at Scarecrows in the Garden

MONTCLAIR, NJ - Nutley's Yantacaw School PTO entry, "Granny Flora," won the 'Best Scarecrow' in the Schools / PTA category at  Van Vleck House and Gardens's annual Scarecrows in the Garden display. The display continues in Montclair until Sunday Oct. 24. 

'Granny Flora' was one of dozens of entries that ranged from traditional ...

Bloomfield College’s Call to Action: Seeking Major Institutional and Financial Support to Continue Its Critical Mission

BLOOMFIELD, N.J. – Bloomfield College is seeking strategic partnerships and philanthropic support from the higher education and corporate communities to enable the four-year institution to continue its vital mission — creating educational pathways that are often not otherwise available for minority and low-income students. More than 85 percent of Bloomfield College students are ...

First Nutley High School Maroon and Gray of 2021-2022 Year Just Published

October 2, 2021

NUTLEY, NJ — The first issue of Nutley High School Maroon and Gray published this week, and like most residents, we were waiting with anticipation to read the work of our favorite news team. The issue reflects a broad spectrum of the news and interests of this generation of future leaders. 

While the entire issue is terrific, some articles really stood out for us:

How Students ...

Nutley Family Service Bureau's Successful Garden Party Provides New Opportunities for the Non-Profit

October 20, 2021

NUTLEY, NJ  - Nutley Family Service Bureau held their annual Garden Party fundraiser at the Mountsier-Hardie Garden on Rutgers Place on Sept.12 celebrating their accomplishments. The pandemic almost seemed nonexistent with a large gathering on the enormous joint property. The non-profit agency received $28,000 from the event.

Katherine Carmichael, director of the NFSB was pleased ...

Wear Purple for Domestic Violence Awareness Day

NUTLEY, NJ — Wear Purple for Domestic Violence Awareness Day is Thursday, October 21, a way to show support for increasing domestic violence awareness. The original awareness campaign was on the first Tuesday in October 1981. As advocacy and awareness grew, it expanded to the full month, and in 1987, DVAM was officially observed; two years later, October was officially designated as ...

Book Sale Sponsored by The Friends of the Nutley Public Library Begins Thursday

NUTLEY, NJ — The Friends of the Nutley Public Library Book Sale will be held in the Library's Stockton Room from Thursday, October 21 to Saturday, October 23, from 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Masks are required to be worn inside the Library for ages 3 and older.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, limited access in the Stockton Room (10 patrons), and browsing time (20 minutes), may be ...

Rutgers Loses 4th in a Row to Northwestern, Drops Below .500

October 18, 2021

EVANSTON, Ill. – Rutgers football (3-4, 0-4) lost to Northwestern (3-3, 1-2), 21-7, on Saturday afternoon at Ryan Field.
 
Quarterback Noah Vedral completed 18 passes for 152 yards and an 18-yard touchdown pass to wide receiver Bo Melton. In his first game back from injury, Melton produced his second 100-yard receiving game (eight catches for 101 yards) of ...

Nutley Football Honors 'Coach D' With Big Victory Over Barringer; Improves to 6-1

NEWARK, NJ — While wearing stickers affixed to their helmets in honor of Steve DiGregorio, the Nutley High football team went out on Saturday afternoon put forth an effort that would make their former head coach proud.

Led by an offense that  racked up over 400 yards of offense and a suffocating defense, the Maroon Raiders rolled to a 42-3 victory over Barringer at Schools ...

100th Running of the Far Hills Race Meeting Was One for the Books

FAR HILLS, NJ - After a year off due to the pandemic, the 100th running of the Far Hills Race Meeting was one for the books on this unseasonably warm October Saturday. 

Known popularly as "The Hunt," the annual steeplechase event attracts people from all over the Northeast and raises money to support local health care initiatives. Although the event is technically ...

NJ Transit Conductor Assaulted After She Asked Man to Wear a Mask

October 20, 2021

GLEN ROCK, NJ — A Bronx man threatened an NJ Transit Train conductor with a knife Wednesday morning after she asked him to wear a mask, police said.

At approximately 10:30 a.m., a woman came into police headquarters reporting there was a disturbance on a New Jersey Transit train at the Bergen Line Train Station across from Borough Hall, police said. 

When police ...

Newark Police Cease Release of Mug Shots of Persons Arrested for Minor Offenses in Effort to Curb Abuse Against Marginalized Communities

NEWARK, NJ — The Newark Police will no longer post mug shots or other photos of individuals arrested for minor offenses in a move to safeguard individuals from marginalized communities from abuse, authorities announced. 

The action from the department comes after Newark Public Safety Director Brian O’Hara reported that police have seen a recent uptick in negative social media ...

Comic Book Store in Scotch Plains Temporarily Closes After Car Slams into Building (VIDEO of Crash)

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- A Little Shop of Comics, the popular comic book store in Scotch Plains, is temporarily closed after a car smashed into the storefront, causing structural damage early Saturday morning.

At approximately 1:47 a.m. on Oct. 16, a vehicle sped through the intersection of Front Street and Park Avenue, knocked over a streetlamp, and slammed into the front of ...

Nutley Farmers Market Favorite Treelicious To Host Thanksgiving Themed Farm-to-Table Dinner Nov. 6

October 21, 2021

PORT MURRAY, NJ - Long-time farmers market favorite Treelicious is hosting an early Thanksgiving themed Farm to Table Dinner on November 6th.

The dinner will incorporate your favorite holiday dishes using produce grown right here in the Garden State on the farm.

Tickets for the Farm to Table Dinner are $55 each and can be purchased online at Farm to Table Dinner – November ...

Cubita Café to Put Hip Hop Culture Center Stage As Nutley's Culinary Renaissance Continues

NUTLEY, NJ — House made Empanada, Cafecito, Cuban sandwiches, cuban specialties, did we mention the Cafecito yet? It's all coming to Nutley with a lot a street cred, and a dash of hip hop culture when Cubita Café opens in the heart of Nutley Center. 

The new culinary destination takes over the space formerly occupied by Philly Pretzel Factory. Permit signs from just about ...

NJ High School Freshman Circulates Petition to Increase Vegetarian/Healthy Food Options in Cafeteria

Millburn High School (MHS) freshman Eshaan Jain, a lifelong vegetarian, has collected 435 signatures on a petition asking the school to provide more vegetarian and healthy options in the cafeteria.

Jain, like many of his generation, is concerned about “the impact of our food choices on the climate.” He shared, “During the first few weeks of school, I went to the ...

On The Menu Today at Nutley's Car Show: Spanky's Bacon-Me-Crazy Brunch Burger, Yes, That's A Krispy Kreme Donut

NUTLEY, NJ — On3 may be the permanent center of innovation in Nutley, but for a few short hours on an October Sunday, that crown is being passed to a food truck on Franklin Ave. as Spanky's Gourmet Grub serves the 'Bacon-Me-Crazy Brunch Burger' during the car show. 

The Bacon-Me-Crazy is a marriage of North and South. Take that Northern classic, the ...

North Jersey Lawmaker Wins Statewide "Good Government" Award

October 21, 2021

TRENTON - There was no shortage of pressing topics at the Food Council Committee for Good Government’s (FCCfGG ) 47th Annual Good Government Presentation held October 21 on a virtual platform. 

Lawmakers and food industry leaders discussed key consumer and business issues and honored industry professionals and policy makers during the event presentations. FCCfGG flipped the ...

Meadowlands Convention Center Would Draw Crowds, Revenues and Jobs, Advocates Say

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - The gathering of the Meadowlands 2040 Foundation in the Hilton Meadowlands on Tuesday bubbled with excitement, not just because many of the professionals had not seen each other face to face for nearly 18 months due to the COVID pandemic, but also because they had come to hear the long-anticipated report on the possible construction of a Meadowlands Convention ...

Initiative Aimed to Prepare Local Business Owners for Upcoming State Paper, Plastic Bag Ban Could Help Newark

NEWARK, NJ — New Jersey organizations are coming together to outline what business owners across the state, including in Newark, need to know when a ban on paper and plastic bags at larger stores goes into effect in May 2022. 

Representatives from the New Jersey Clean Communities Council (NJCCC), a nonprofit litter abatement organization, teamed up with the Newark Regional Business ...

NJ Dentist Serves Residents in the Community and Gives Back to Local Organizations

October 5, 2021

 

WEST CALDWELL, NJ -- Joseph DalBon, DMD, owner of New Jersey Center for Laser and Cosmetic Dentistry, spoke with TAPintoTV about his strong connection to the community and local organizations.

“I’m really proud to serve our community,” DalBon explained. “I grew up in Caldwell. I went to high school here.” DalBon attended the University of Pennsylvania ...

Garden State Initiative Launches Report and Educational Campaign for Fiscally Sustainable NJ

MONTCLAIR, NJ -- Brian Brodeur, executive producer of East Main Media and TAPintoTV, spoke with Regina Egea, President of the Garden State Initiative (GSI), to discuss GSI's report entitled, Toward a Fiscally Sustainable New Jersey: Analysis and Recommendations.

Co-authored by Thad D. Calabrese and Thomas J. Healey, the new research report looks back at the 2012 State Budget Crisis ...

NJ Stand-Up Comedian Discusses Vaccine Mandate and COVID-19 Safety

MONTCLAIR, NJ -- TAPintoTV Executive Producer Brian Brodeur spoke with comedian John Poveromo about vaccinations and their role in stand-up comedy venues. Vaccine mandates have been making headlines recently in the stand-up comedy world, with Saturday Night Live alumni Jim Breuer making a statement against vaccine mandates at performance spaces. But Poveromo takes the opposite ...

Get to Know The Shakers at Brookdale Reformed Church Nov 7

October 21, 2021

BLOOMFIELD, NJ - The Shakers are a Christian movement dedicated to making real the Gospel message through living a life of simplicity and love for God and neighbor together in community. You probably have experienced the Shakers through some of their many contributions to American life: if you have used a flat broom, clothing pin, or wash machine, heard the song ...

Murphy Orders Flags To Be Flown at Half Staff Through Friday, October 22

NEW JERSEY —  All flags will be flown at half-staff through Friday in honor of General Colin Powel.

“General Colin Powell was a dedicated statesman, soldier, and public servant who served our nation with integrity and purpose,” said Governor Murphy. “Tammy and I are praying for his loved ones.” 

Copy of Executive Order #270

Get your ...

Vincent Methodist Church Nutley: Sunday Service, Trunk or Treat, Pasta Dinner and Small Groups

Vincent United Methodist Church will gather for worship this Sunday morning, October 24 at 10:00 a.m. on the Twenty-second 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 Music Director Tricia Blanchard, special ...

Johnson Park Zoo in Piscataway to Close in Wake of Hurricane Ida Flooding

October 18, 2021

PISCATAWAY, NJ — The county is closing the Johnson Park Animal Haven after the remnants of Hurricane Ida flooded the small zoo on River Road.

The process of moving all the animals from the zoo to new homes across the state has already started, said Middlesex County in a press release issued today.

In a quote attributed to the Middlesex Board of County Commissioners, the Johnson Park ...

Subaru of America to Show Commitment to Camden's Canines on Oct. 22

CAMDEN - October 22 promises to be a Dog Day Afternoon in the city, thanks to Subaru of America Inc., as South Jersey- and Camden-area canine lovers converge on Von Neida Park for Camden Make a Dog’s Day.

The canine-and-people friendly, reservation-free event in partnership with Animal Welfare Association runs from 3-6 P.M., and will host such experiences as Trunk or Treat, and an ...

Grace Church Nutley to Host "Blessing of the Animals" at Two Services Sunday Oct. 17

NUTLEY, NJ — Grace Church will host two special 'Blessing of the Animals' services on Sunday Oct. 17.

 

The first service will be at 10 a.m. in the church. Pets are welcome inside the sanctuary for this service. 

 

At 11:15 a.m. there will be a second service on the lawn, because, well, you know. 

 

Joe Dwyer will be the special guest ...

GOAT(s) Keep Historic NJ Cemetery Weed Free

JERSEY CITY, NJ — After summering at Harsimus Cemetery in Jersey City, a herd of goats will be returning to their winter home. On the last weekend before their departure, local residents came to bid them farewell and to give them bits of grass as parting snacks.

The goats have spent the summer in the maze of historic gravestones and the few remaining patches of weeds, chewing down ...

Play Starring Camden High Schoolers Tackles Environmental Racism

October 21, 2021

CAMDEN, NJ – A group of local teen actors is bringing light to the decades of pervasive environmental racism in the city through a brand-new play written by and for Camden residents.

The narrative of “Town Hall: Resolution 50” is centered on a homeroom in an unnamed Camden high school. There, students discuss the testimony they plan to give at a hearing a fictional city ...

Initiative Aimed to Prepare Local Business Owners for Upcoming State Paper, Plastic Bag Ban Could Help Newark

NEWARK, NJ — New Jersey organizations are coming together to outline what business owners across the state, including in Newark, need to know when a ban on paper and plastic bags at larger stores goes into effect in May 2022. 

Representatives from the New Jersey Clean Communities Council (NJCCC), a nonprofit litter abatement organization, teamed up with the Newark Regional Business ...

East Brunswick is Getting a New Nature Park

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - After being surrounded by a high fence and blanketed with no trespassing signs and off limits to residents for more than 40 years, very soon, the Fried Industries National Priority Site (aka Superfund) will become East Brunswick’s newest park. A new name is in the making, so we won’t need to call it the Fried site any longer, and can remove a stain that has ...

New Law Stops E-Z Pass from Overcharging Customers

October 21, 2021

TRENTON, NJ – A new law championed by Assemblyman Dan Benson (D-Mercer/Middlsex) to make sure that the thousands of commuters who use E-ZPass toll booths daily are quickly notified of an overcharge or toll fee on their account has been signed into law by Governor Murphy.

“An E-ZPass customer should know immediately if their account is being charged,” said Benson, ...

East Brunswick is Getting a New Nature Park

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - After being surrounded by a high fence and blanketed with no trespassing signs and off limits to residents for more than 40 years, very soon, the Fried Industries National Priority Site (aka Superfund) will become East Brunswick’s newest park. A new name is in the making, so we won’t need to call it the Fried site any longer, and can remove a stain that has ...

Annual Pumpkin Illumination Set For Sunday October 24 in Morristown

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Morris Arts is inviting pumpkin carvers of all ages to bring their creations to the edge of the Vail Mansion's reflecting pond on Sunday October 24, at 5pm for the  Annual Pumpkin Illumination.

While the sun fades to darkness, guests are invited to enjoy live jazz music, an art workshop and participate in the luminary parade and pumpkin illumination.

For more ...

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Fri, October 22, 10:00 AM

Nutley Public Library - Stockton Room, Nutley

2021 Friends of the Nutley Public Library Book ...

Arts & Entertainment Education

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Sat, October 23, 10:00 AM

Nutley Public Library - Stockton Room, Nutley

2021 Friends of the Nutley Public Library Book ...

Arts & Entertainment Education

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Sat, October 23, 10:30 AM

Auditorium, Montclair

Tarantella Dance Workshop

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Sat, October 23, 12:00 PM

Auditorium, Montclair

Giambotta! Italian American Show!

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Nutley's Tropical Storm Ida Victims Have Until November 4 to Apply for FEMA Assistance

October 16, 2021

NUTLEY, NJ- Nutley residents still have time to apply for Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) assistance for Tropical Storm Ida damages. The last day to apply for aid is November 4. 

Residents can apply for aid online by visiting disasterassistance.gov, by calling 1-800-621-3362, or by visiting one of the Disaster Relief Centers in the state. Bilingual services are available ...

Nutley to Host "SPOOOOKY SPRINT!" As Part of Community Halloween Celebration

NUTLEY, NJ - Commissioner John V. Kelly, III and the Nutley Public Affairs Department invite Nutley residents to participate in a Spooky Sprint on Friday, October 29 at 5:30pm. Participants of all ages are encouraged to run, walk, skip, jog...whatever suits your fancy!

The event will start at the Public Safety Building (228 Chestnut Street) and end at the Parks and Recreation Building (44 ...

Parent's Choice Rice Baby Cereal Sold At Walmart Recalled

Parent's Choice Rice Baby Cereal, which is manufactured for Walmart has been recalled after the FDA found a sample from three production lots tested above the guidance for naturally occurring inorganic arsenic, announced the company.

The specific Parent’s Choice Rice Baby Cereal 8 oz lots being recalled were sold after April 5, 2021, and include:

Lot 21083 with ...

Nutley Mayor Tucci Invites Residents to a Halloween Celebration at the Parks & Recreation Department on October 29th

Mayor Mauro G. Tucci invites residents to come and celebrate Halloween with the Nutley Department of Parks and Recreation.  The department has planned a Spooktacular  Celebration for Nutley Residents to enjoy.

Halloween is a magical time filled with fantasy, costumes, and fun!!  Little ghosts and goblins are invited to enjoy a Halloween extravaganza including a Hayride, ...

CANCELED: Nutley Mayor Tucci Invites Residents to a Grandma/Grandpa and Me Pumpkin Painting Party

CANCELED: This event is canceled due to a rise in pediatric cases of COVID-19 

Mayor Mauro G. Tucci and the Department of Parks and Recreation are pleased to invite grandparents and their little pumpkins to a special Halloween Pumpkin Painting Party on Thursday, October 21, 2021. 

“As grandparents nothing is more treasured and valued than the love of our grandchildren.  ...

Buggin' Halloween Photo Contest

Viking's 3rd Annual Buggin' Halloween Photo Contest Starts Friday, October 1, 2021!  Submit a photo of you, your pet, or a loved one dressed as a creepy-crawly bug, insect, or another pest for your chance to win a $100 Amazon gift card and other awesome prizes! Click here to learn more and enter the contest!

NJ TRANSIT’s Mobile App Upgrades: Keeping Riders in the Know

NEW JERSEY – With more and more riders returning to public transportation, NJ TRANSIT’s recent changes to mobile apps literally represent well-timed upgrades.

Smartphone users can readily appreciate the ease of information available at their fingertips. A few swipes on the mobile app replace the need for paper schedules and more.  The mobile app is available on both Google ...

Township of Nutley Notice of Pending Bond Ordinance and Summary Ordinance No. 3479

October 13, 2021

NOTICE OF PENDING BOND ORDINANCE AND SUMMARY ORDINANCE NO. 3479

The bond ordinance, the summary terms of which are included herein, has been finally adopted by the Township of Nutley, in the County of Essex, New Jersey, on October 5, 2021 and the twenty (20) day period of limitation within which a suit, action or proceeding questioning the validity of such ordinance can be ...

Township of Nutley Notice of Pending Bond Ordinance and Summary Ordinance No. 3478

The bond ordinance, the summary terms of which are included herein, has been finally adopted by the Township of Nutley, in the County of Essex, New Jersey, on October 5, 2021 and the twenty (20) day period of limitation within which a suit, action or proceeding questioning the validity of such ordinance can be commenced, as provided in the Local Bond Law, has begun to run from ...

"Granny Flora" by Nutley's Yantacaw School PTO Wins Category at Scarecrows in the Garden

October 21, 2021

MONTCLAIR, NJ - Nutley's Yantacaw School PTO entry, "Granny Flora," won the 'Best Scarecrow' in the Schools / PTA category at  Van Vleck House and Gardens's annual Scarecrows in the Garden display. The display continues in Montclair until Sunday Oct. 24. 

'Granny Flora' was one of dozens of entries that ranged from traditional ...

Thomas J. Tucci Sr. Playground Dedicated in Cedar Grove

CEDAR GROVE, NJ -- The playground in Essex County Cedar Grove Park was dedicated on Wednesday as the “Thomas J. Tucci, Sr. Playground” in honor of the late Thomas J. Tucci. Tucci was a Cedar Grove resident who had a lifetime of involvement promoting youth recreation activities and upgrading public athletic facilities.

“Mr. Tucci was a role model and father ...

NJ Association of Counties Honors Award Recipients at Annual Ceremony

October 21, 2021

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ – New Jersey Association of Counties (NJAC) Executive Director John Donnadio stood on the stage in the ballroom at Caesars Atlantic City with a smile on his face as he proudly kicked off the 71st Annual NJAC Conference with a long-delayed awards ceremony to honor members and associates for their hard work.

Cape May County Commissioner E. Marie Hayes took home the ...

NJ Transit Conductor Assaulted After She Asked Man to Wear a Mask

GLEN ROCK, NJ — A Bronx man threatened an NJ Transit Train conductor with a knife Wednesday morning after she asked him to wear a mask, police said.

At approximately 10:30 a.m., a woman came into police headquarters reporting there was a disturbance on a New Jersey Transit train at the Bergen Line Train Station across from Borough Hall, police said. 

When police ...

Friends of the Nutley Public Library Book Sale

The October 2021 Semi-Annual Book Friends of the Nutley Public Library Book Sale.

Will be held at the Nutley Public Library: 93 Booth Drive, Nutley, NJ 07110

Donation Days (10:00 AM - 4:00 PM):
Saturday, October 16
Monday, October 18
Tuesday, October 19
Wednesday, October 20

Sale Days (10:00 AM - 4:00 PM):
Thursday, October 21
Friday, October 22
Saturday, October 23

All ...

Nutley Public Library October 2021 Events for Everyone in the Family

The Nutley Public Library Is Open!  

The health and safety of our patrons, staff, and the community at large is our highest priority during this challenging time.  The library is open with socially distanced services and programs.  Masks are required to be worn when entering the library.  Pandemic guidelines are subject to change based on CDC, NJ State and ...

New Jersey Date Night: Frighteningly Great Halloween Destinations

October 16, 2021

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

October brings us candy, trick-or-treaters and a great opportunity for our date to hold our hands a little tighter. Halloween is upon us and what better way to celebrate the spooky season than to visit one of New Jersey’s many Haunted Houses? From eerie hayrides to disturbing hallways, a haunted ...

There’s More Than One Way Cook a Pumpkin

Whether you’re hitting the pumpkin patch or shopping at the supermarket, you’re bound to find a bounty of pumpkins this time of year.

Ready to start cooking? Baking or steaming then pureeing your own pumpkin is a great way to get what you need for homemade pies, breads, soups and more.

Tip: Don’t use big, hollow Jack-o-Lantern pumpkins for cooking — they don’t ...

Nutley Little Theatre Is Back In Business!

October 19, 2021

As you may know, NLT is back and better than ever with new and exciting happenings at The Barn!

We’ve introduced streaming shows in addition to main stage productions, and we will be creating the ability to watch these shows throughout the year.

Additionally, our live productions have returned as of this past weekend and our “live season” is underway!

The return of ...

Call Your Representatives to Reject the $3.5 Trillion Tax, Debt, and Spending Disaster

President Biden calls the extreme $3.5 trillion tax, debt, and spending bill the “Build Back Better Act.” A better name for this reckless bill is the “Bankrupt America Act.”

There are only two ways to get $3.5 trillion—tax Americans or grow the national debt.

If passed, it will add well over a trillion dollars to the national debt, and impose trillions of ...

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Nutley Receives Final Transitional State Aid for former Roche Property

October 19, 2021

NUTLEY, NJ — Nutley receives final transitional state aid for Roche property and a bond ordinance for Tropical Storm Ida damage presented during the Tuesday, Oct. 5 public meeting.

Ordinances

Revenue and Finance Commissioner Thomas J. Evans introduced Ordinance No. 3481 a bond ordinance to provide for the repair and restoration of the damage to municipal property due to Tropical ...

Quest Diagnostics Debuts Next-Gen Lab Facility on On3 Campus on Nutley / Clifton Border

CLIFTON/NUTLEY — Quest Diagnostics Inc., the world's leading provider of diagnostic information services, has completed its integration of Northeast regional operations to its new 250,000 sq. ft. next-generation lab facility on On3 campus on Route 3 straddling the Clifton/Nutley border.

The laboratory, serving more than 40 million people per year in seven states across the ...

Billy Summers by Stephen King

Billy Summers by Stephen King. (Scribner, 2021)

 

Remember Dexter? He was the self-appointed Angel of Death, whose father recognized Dexter’s innate compulsion to kill and trained his bizarre boy to murder only people who deserved to die. Stephen King’s latest hero, Billy Summers bears some resemblance to Dexter in that he is a hired assassin who will only take on contracts ...

Sooley by John Grisham

Sooley by John Grisham (Doubleday, 2021)

 

Sooley, John Grisham’s latest novel, will haunt the reader long after the last page is closed. The main character, a seventeen year old boy from South Sudan, a  young country in Africa, is as charismatic and unforgettable as they come. Although the world from which he comes is cruel and unyielding, Samuel Sooleymon uses his passion ...

What About the Bird?

Spoiler alert: It dies.

Imagine you are sitting in the cabin of an Airbus 320 airplane. The plane has just taken off when the shy young woman sitting in the window seat next to you hesitantly taps you on the shoulder signaling that she needs to get out of her seat.

By way of apologetic explanation, she jerks her thumb toward the postage stamp window. “The engine is on fire,” she ...

Essex County Can Become a National Model for Sustainable Construction

September 22, 2021

Momentum is mounting in our nation’s capital for the passage of a nearly $1 trillion bipartisan infrastructure deal negotiated by President Joe Biden and Republicans in the Senate.

Recently, the Problem Solvers Caucus in the House of Representatives backed the plan, moving it one step closer to receiving the broad support it will need to pump billions into modernizing ...

From Terrorist Attacks to Floods, Firefighters Union President Reflects on 20 Years Since 9/11

September 11, 2001 was sunny with a bright blue sky. It was a Tuesday.  

I was a rookie Firefighter who reported to work that morning. We had just received delivery of our new Squad and all personnel were at Station 2 training on the new apparatus. Being the rookie I was sent to pick up bagels for my tour. While driving back the music on the radio was interrupted by a news flash that ...

Bloomfield College’s Call to Action: Seeking Major Institutional and Financial Support to Continue Its Critical Mission

October 20, 2021

BLOOMFIELD, N.J. – Bloomfield College is seeking strategic partnerships and philanthropic support from the higher education and corporate communities to enable the four-year institution to continue its vital mission — creating educational pathways that are often not otherwise available for minority and low-income students. More than 85 percent of Bloomfield College students are ...

Mayor Tucci Invites Residents to a Halloween Celebration at Nutley Parks & Recreation Department October 29

Mayor Mauro G. Tucci invites residents to come and celebrate Halloween with the Nutley Department of Parks and Recreation.  The department has planned a Spooktacular  Celebration for Nutley Residents to enjoy. Halloween is a magical time filled with fantasy, costumes, and fun!!  Little ghosts and goblins are invited to enjoy a Halloween extravaganza including a Hayride, Halloween ...

WP Presents! The Upcoming Fall Lineup for the Shea Center at William Paterson University

WP Presents! The Upcoming Fall Lineup for the Shea Center at William Paterson University

All performances take place in the Shea Center for Performing Arts - 300 Pompton Road, Wayne, New Jersey

 

November 5, 2021, at 8:00 p.m.

The Linda Ronstadt Experience, starring American Idol finalist Tristan McIntosh

American Idol Star Tristan McIntosh creates a stunning portrayal of ...

Obituaries

Steve DiGregorio – a man defined by his humor, strengt­h of character, loyalty and ...
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The Jaffe Briefing - October 21, 2021

STATEWIDE – Donald Trump has not done Jack Ciattarelli any favors. Last year, with Trump on the ballot, the number of registered Democrats in the state jumped, outnumbering unaffiliated voters for the very first time. As of the first of the month, NJ Spotlight reports, almost 40% of registrants were Democrats, 23% were Republicans, 36% remained unaffiliated, and a small number were ...

'Songs for a New World' Merges Rock, Ballads, Jazz

Millburn, NJ - Yes, Paper MIll Playhouse has now reopened with a dazzling production of “Songs for a New World.”  

There are plenty of precautions before entering the theatre, including masks for the audience, proof of vaccination and photo i.d. (probably a driver’s license.)  Still, it’s good to know all that going in, so there are no surprises ...

How Exercise Can Reduce Your Risk of Breast Cancer

Though preventing breast cancer entirely is not possible, there are many steps you can take to reduce your risk of development. Perhaps the biggest thing you can do that studies show correlates to preventing breast cancer is exercise. And thankfully, there are plenty of things you can do to get moving and live an active lifestyle.

Regular physical activity regulates hormones including estrogen ...

How to Support Your Mental Health as the Seasons Change

As the days get shorter and colder and we welcome the festivities of fall, many older adults notice that they experience a change in energy levels and mood that feels like depression. If you’ve noticed a decline in your mental health when the seasons change, you’re not alone. Here’s a basic guide to understanding seasonal depression, its symptoms, and most importantly, how to ...

Rich Colors and Natural Textures: 7 Fall Centerpiece Ideas

As you begin to decorate your home for fall, try a simple DIY centerpiece for your table this year. By focusing on the colors and textures of the season, you can easily incorporate natural items and décor that you already have to achieve a stunning look for less!

Here are seven easy ideas to inspire your creations.

Glass Cloche

The best thing about using a glass cloche for a ...

How to Clean and Care for Your Gutters

Being a homeowner means weekends doing chores or finding reliable service companies to take on tasks for you. Gutters play an important role in protecting your home and should be added to your bi-annual home maintenance schedule.

Cleaning gutters yourself is typically not difficult, depending on the size of your home, your physical ability to climb ladders, and the current condition of your ...

5 Benefits of Video Doorbells (and 5 Buzzworthy Brands!)

There’s arguably no better use of smart home technology than keeping your family and valuables safe, and a video doorbell offers a variety of home security benefits.

This small yet powerful surveillance equipment records video footage as visitors arrive—great for security whether you are home or away. Plus, the device’s sleek design hides its impressive functionality in an ...

Steps to Minimize Your Chances of Developing Breast Cancer

Breast cancer has affected millions of women worldwide, and chances are you or someone you know has been impacted by this disease.

Though there is no known way to prevent or cure breast cancer, there are steps you can take to reduce your risk, especially if you take action while you’re younger and healthier. Here is a list of things you can do and lifestyle changes that could reduce the ...

It’s Pumpkin Season! 5 Healthy Fall Recipes You’ll Love

Hello, pumpkin season!

Pumpkin is not only tasty, it’s also a superfood because it is high in Vitamins C and A, which help with eye health, boosting immunity, heart health, and more! Below is a list of five creative and tasty recipes that include this delicious and nutritional fall produce.

Pumpkin Muffin

Who doesn’t love a muffin on a crisp fall morning? These muffins are ...

Top Halloween Costumes for 2021

Halloween is just around the corner, so it’s time to start planning costumes for the whole family! Whether you’re trying a DIY look for your crew, hosting a party for friends, or trying to win the office costume contest, knowing this year’s hottest looks will give you the edge. Here are some of the costumes sure to be popular for kids and adults this year.

Space Jam: A New ...

Add These Spooktacular Sides to Elevate Your Halloween Party

Fall brings yearnings for warm and cozy gatherings with friends and family. If hosting a Halloween party is on your agenda this year, you are in luck! From alarming appetizers and devilish dips to spooktacular salads, we have gathered some of the most delicious and fun recipes for creepy fun.

 

Appetizers

Set the mood for your party right from the start with Halloween-themed ...

Don't Make These Common Small Business Marketing Mistakes

Hope you're sitting down for this one.  A 2021 report from Top Design Firms says 28% of small businesses don't have a website.

Of the 72% who have a website, maintaining it can be a full-time job all by itself. Customers have elevated expectations and the website has to match that.  Small business owners often don't have that time.  Forbes has some suggestions ...

Behind the Headlines: How a Text Message Led a TAPinto Franchisee to Get Answers for His Community

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- The text message was straight and to the point.

“Hey they have all of our (expletive) and we can’t get it out.”

That certainly got John Mooney’s attention.

Then the TAPinto Scotch Plains/Fanwood franchisee saw a post on Facebook and started asking some questions.

“They said ‘hey this is going on — we’re going to ...

Email is Key to News Publishers Clawing Back Advertising Dollars from Social Media

Many news publishers are struggling to produce enough advertising dollars to be sustainable, with many now erecting paywalls or going the non-profit route to attempt to stay in business. However, publications would be wise to think about what advantages that they can bring to a potential advertiser that social media cannot offer. One such tool is email.

Any publisher who has stayed on top of ...

How a Change of Plan Led TAPinto's Newest Franchisee to Stay in Princeton

PRINCETON, NJ -- Richard Rein had a 4-month plan.  He was going to work with a Princeton University professor, who was teaching a class on expository writing.  After that, head north.

“My original plan was to move to New York City where the action was,” Rein said.

That was nearly 4 decades ago.  He never left.

Today, Rein is still in ...