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N.J. Rider Makes 2019 U.S. Saddle Seat Young Riders Team

January 16, 2019

LEXINGTON, Ky. — Hallie Ricci, of Allentown, N.J. will once again represent the United States in an international competition for saddle seat riders.

This time, Ricci will be on the Stripes Team, in the three-gaited division. The Stripes Team will compete at the 2019 U.S. Saddle Seat Invitational Test Event from May 2-3, in New Orleans, La., against teams from South Africa.

Ficci has ...

NJ Law Banning Smoking at Public Beaches and Parks starts Today

TRENTON, NJ - Legislation signed last summer prohibiting smoking at public beaches and parks in New Jersey goes into effect today. The bill, S-2534, updates the “New Jersey Smoke-Free Air Act of 2006.”

According to the American Lung Association, more than 480,000 people die from tobacco use and exposure to secondhand smoke, making it the leading cause of preventable death ...

Nutley Board of Commissioners Approve Irish American Association's 2019 St. Patrick's Day Parade

NUTLEY, NJ - All five Township of Nutley Commissioners unanimously approved the event application for the 41st annual St. Patrick's Day parade in Nutley. 

Nutley's parade is one of the largest in the state, in part because it is one of the first of the season. This allows parade organizers to attract more bag pipe bands than any other St. Paddy's parade in the state. The ...

Wayback Wednesday: Nutley Academic Booster Club's 2017 Science Fair

The Nutley Academic Booster Club Science Fair will take place March 16, 2019. Today, we take a look back at the 2017 event, in 2018, the ABC sponsored a History Fair. 

NUTLEY, NJ - Nutley Academic Booster Club held their annual Science Fair Saturday, March 18, 2017 About 120 students in kindergarten through sixth grade from Lincoln, Radcliffe, Spring Garden, Washington and Yantacaw ...

17 LPN Graduates at Essex County College Ready for Next Step

NEWARK, NJ - Augustine Omwan first became interested in the nursing profession while working as a youth missionary in Nigeria.

“I clearly saw all the help these people needed,” said Omwan, now 42. The clincher for him to pursue a career as a nurse was when he needed a stent. “I saw all the caring the nurses provided me.”

On Jan. 10, Omwan began to turn that dream ...

Commissioner Tucci presents White Paper on Multi-Family Housing on Nutley at BOC Meeting

NUTLEY, NJ - Nutley Commissioner Mauro Tucci presented his White Paper on "The Effect of Multi-Family Housing on Nutley NJ" at the Jan. 15 Board of Commissioner Meeting. 

The paper was the result of collaborative reseach from Nutley's five municipal departments and the Board of Education. 

The paper will be available on the Township of Nutley website this week.

Nutley Board of Commissioners Approve Irish American Association's 2019 St. Patrick's Day Parade

January 16, 2019

NUTLEY, NJ - All five Township of Nutley Commissioners unanimously approved the event application for the 41st annual St. Patrick's Day parade in Nutley. 

Nutley's parade is one of the largest in the state, in part because it is one of the first of the season. This allows parade organizers to attract more bag pipe bands than any other St. Paddy's parade in the state. The ...

SOMA Film Festival is Back for Its Fourth Year this March

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - The fourth annual SOMA Film Festival will take place March 20 to March 24, at The Woodland in downtown Maplewood, with a free special partnership screening at Seton Hall on March 19. 

The main festival will begin Wednesday, March 20 at 6 p.m. at The Woodland and will launch with an evening of feature films from local filmmakers Michael Wechsler, Rachel ...

SOMA Film Festival is Back for Its Fourth Year this March

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - The fourth annual SOMA Film Festival will take place March 20 to March 24, at The Woodland in downtown Maplewood, with a free special partnership screening at Seton Hall on March 19. 

The main festival will begin Wednesday, March 20 at 6 p.m. at The Woodland and will launch with an evening of feature films from local filmmakers Michael Wechsler, Rachel ...

Commissioner Tucci presents White Paper on Multi-Family Housing on Nutley at BOC Meeting

January 15, 2019

NUTLEY, NJ - Nutley Commissioner Mauro Tucci presented his White Paper on "The Effect of Multi-Family Housing on Nutley NJ" at the Jan. 15 Board of Commissioner Meeting. 

The paper was the result of collaborative reseach from Nutley's five municipal departments and the Board of Education. 

The paper will be available on the Township of Nutley website this week.

Congresswoman Mikie Sherrill is Open for Business in Parsippany

PARSIPPANY, NJ - Congresswoman Mikie Sherrill this week opened her district office in Parsippany, giving district residents access to their new representative in the House.

Mayor Michael Soriano and former Mayor Mimi Letts, both Democrats, joined about 75 other supporters Monday morning for the formal opening ceremonies on the second floor of an office building at 8 Wood Hollow Road.

Township of Nutley to conduct review of the Code Enforcement Dept.

NUTLEY, NJ - Various resolutions were approved during the Tuesday, Jan. 2 Board of Commissioners public meeting including one to conduct an independent review of the Code Enforcement ...

Wayback Wednesday: Nutley Academic Booster Club's 2017 Science Fair

January 16, 2019

The Nutley Academic Booster Club Science Fair will take place March 16, 2019. Today, we take a look back at the 2017 event, in 2018, the ABC sponsored a History Fair. 

NUTLEY, NJ - Nutley Academic Booster Club held their annual Science Fair Saturday, March 18, 2017 About 120 students in kindergarten through sixth grade from Lincoln, Radcliffe, Spring Garden, Washington and Yantacaw ...

Commissioner Tucci presents White Paper on Multi-Family Housing on Nutley at BOC Meeting

NUTLEY, NJ - Nutley Commissioner Mauro Tucci presented his White Paper on "The Effect of Multi-Family Housing on Nutley NJ" at the Jan. 15 Board of Commissioner Meeting. 

The paper was the result of collaborative reseach from Nutley's five municipal departments and the Board of Education. 

The paper will be available on the Township of Nutley website this week.

Rutgers—Camden Names Law School's First Woman, African-American, LGBT Co-Dean

CAMDEN, NJ— The new co-dean of Rutgers Law School in Camden is the first woman, the first African American and the first LGBT law dean at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. 

Rutgers University–Camden Chancellor Phoebe A. Haddon announced the appointment of Kimberly Mutcherson, a bioethics and health law scholar, as co-dean of Rutgers Law School in Camden. She ...

December 2018 Issue of the Nutley High School Maroon and Gray was just Published

December 12, 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 December issue arriving recently. 

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

TAPinto Nutley is ...

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

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 ...

Westfield 5K to Honor 19-year-old Who Died in 2017 House Fire

January 14, 2019

WESTFIELD, NJ – Jake Tooley was 19 when he died in a house fire.

Since the 2017 blaze, the community has rallied around his family, which also lost their puppy in the flames that destroyed the Prospect Street home.

Sam Tooley, Jake’s now 26-year-old brother, subsequently formed the Tooley Legacy Foundation, a nonprofit founded in his brother’s honor. The ...

Bloomfield Grad Kevin Burkhardt to call Eagles-Saints Playoff Game today on FOX Sports

The City of Brotherly Love and WhoDay Nation face off in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome today at 4:40 p.m. Bloomfield class of '92's Kevin Burkhardt will be calling the game for FoxSports.

TAPinto Bloomfield caught up with Burkhardt in early December to find out what happened after he graduated, that story follows. 

 

BLOOMFIELD, NJ – It’s always ...

NJ's Badgley Has Big Day, Drills Team Postseason Record Five Field Goals in Chargers Playoff Win

BALTIMORE, MD - Summit High School alum Michael Badgley's phenomenal first National Football League season continues, as the Class of 2012 Hilltopper and former University of Miami Hurricane split the uprights five times -- a Los Angeles Chargers postseason team record -- in the 'Bolts' 23-17 AFC Wild Card playoff victory over the Baltimore Ravens,

Badgley ...

Westfield 5K to Honor 19-year-old Who Died in 2017 House Fire

January 14, 2019

WESTFIELD, NJ – Jake Tooley was 19 when he died in a house fire.

Since the 2017 blaze, the community has rallied around his family, which also lost their puppy in the flames that destroyed the Prospect Street home.

Sam Tooley, Jake’s now 26-year-old brother, subsequently formed the Tooley Legacy Foundation, a nonprofit founded in his brother’s honor. The ...

February SNAP Benefits to be Issued Early

TRENTON, NJ—SNAP recipients in New Jersey will be receiving their February benefits early because of the continued federal government shutdown.

The New Jersey Department of Human Services announced today that Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) recipients who received a SNAP benefit in January and were scheduled to receive the benefit again in February will receive them on ...

Register Before Jan 21 for American Cancer Society's 2019 Relay for Life Kick Off in Nutley

NUTLEY, NJ - Commissioner Mauro G. Tucci will officially kick off Nutley’s 13th Annual Relay For Life Event with a gathering at the Parks and Recreation Department located at 44 Park Ave on February 7, 2019.  This kick off celebration is a huge milestone for Nutley. 

You can join the Nutley Department of Parks and Recreation on their mission to help find cures, raise ...

Investigation Continues into Pedestrian Fatality in Bloomfield

January 14, 2019

NEWARK, NJ -  Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore Stephens, II, and Bloomfield Public Safety Director Samuel A. DeMaio reported that  the Bloomfield Police Department and the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office are investigating Friday's' fatal pedestrian incident. The joint statement was issued today.

The pedestrian, Patrick Forsyth, 59, of ...

Pedestrian Struck in Bloomfield Friday Morning Pronounced Dead at Hospital

BLOOMFIELD, NJ - The pedestrian struck at the intersection of Broad Street and James St. in Bloomfield was pronounced dead at the hospital.  

At about 8:45 a.m. Friday morning, a pedestrian was struck by a full size pick-up truck. The pedestrian was a 58 year old Bloomfield resident. The identity of the victim was not release pending notification of the family.

According to ...

Breaking News: Pedestrian Struck at Broad St. and James St. in Bloomfield

BLOOMFIELD, NJ - A pedestrian was struck at the intersection of Broad Street and James St. in Bloomfield about 8:45 a.m Friday morning.

TAPinto Bloomfield arrived on the scene shortly after the incident, Details are still emerging.

The intersection is currently blocked. The Essex County Prosecutor's office is reported to be en route to the scene.

TAPinto Bloomfield will ...

Nutley's Mamma Vittoria Catering receives WeddingWire's Couples’ Choice Award

January 13, 2019

NUTLEY, NJ - Mamma Vittoria Catering  is the 2019 winner of the WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Awards® The Nutley establishment earned 4.9 out of 5 stars with more than 80 on-line revues contributing to the score. 

WeddingWire.com is an online wedding marketplace. The resource celebrates the top wedding professionals in 20 categories annually.

According ...

Montclair's Cara Di Falco Produces YouTube’s Only Emmy Nominated Cooking Show

 

MONTCLAIR, NJ - Montclair resident, Cara Di Falco has created Cara’s Cucina, YouTube’s first and only Emmy Nominated cooking show, according to a release.

Cara Di Falco is an Integrative Nutrition Health Coach and a professional broadcast journalist. Together with her two-time Emmy Award winning husband, Eddie Ojeda, they set out to combine their love of ...

Pallotta Picked a Peck of Perfect Peppers.... Nutley's Joey B Sits Down with Nick Pallotta, Hot Sauce Creator

NUTLEY, NJ - Joey B, of Joey B Outdoors, sat down with Nick Pallotta in his latest podcast. Pallotta is the founder of locally made  of 'Pallotta Hot Sauce.' 

In the podcast, Pallotta describes the process of making pepper sauce from farm to table and the current menu of flavors. 

Pallotta Hot Sauce is available on the Pallotta Hot ...

Owner of Gelotti of Essex Named Winner of Gelato Fest, Now Heading To Italy

MONTCLAIR, NJ - Gelotti has been invited and will be participating in Gelato Festival World Ranking in Italy next month, store officials announced.

On a rainy day in August, Chef Mike Guerriero, and his Gelotti team prepared for Gelato Festival America 2018 at Liberty State Park,  https://www.gelatofestivalamerica.com the first stage on the American Gelato ...

Nutley's Mamma Vittoria Catering receives WeddingWire's Couples’ Choice Award

January 13, 2019

NUTLEY, NJ - Mamma Vittoria Catering  is the 2019 winner of the WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Awards® The Nutley establishment earned 4.9 out of 5 stars with more than 80 on-line revues contributing to the score. 

WeddingWire.com is an online wedding marketplace. The resource celebrates the top wedding professionals in 20 categories annually.

According ...

2019 Starts Out on a Prosperous Note for Nutley's Bucco Couture

NUTLEY, NJ - All those wishes for a prosperous new year weren't even a day old when Carmen Bucco, owner of men's fashion retailer Bucco Couture, announced that his business would be moving on up to a larger location, with parking, closer to the center of the township's business district. 

Owner Carmen Bucco created two retail concepts to meet the needs of the ...

TAPinto Bloomfield Named Official Electronic News Source by Unanimous Vote of Board of Education

BLOOMFIELD, NJ – TAPinto Bloomfield was named the Electronic News Source the Bloomfield Board of Education in a resolution unanimously passed at the Jan. 2 BOE meeting.  TAPinto Bloomfield has become the place to go for original news and information in the township.

TAPinto Bloomfield is just one in a ...

Songs of the Season performed by doorjam at Franklin Reformed Church in Nutley

January 5, 2019

NUTLEY, NJ - People packed the sanctuary at Franklin Reformed Church to hear doorjam, the house band perform their annual Songs of the Season concert on Sunday afternoon, Dec. 16.

Songs included classics such as “God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen,” “Winter Wonderland,” "O Holy Night," as well as the Barenaked Ladies version of "God Rest Ye Merry ...

Service Trip: NJ Police Officer Raising Funds to Bring Clean Water to El Salvador with Liquid Church

WESTFIELD, NJ – Clean water is typically a given in New Jersey.

But in developing countries, such is often not the case, something Westfield Police Officer Tiffany Kenny is hoping to help change as she travels to El Salvador in February with the Garwood-based group of Liquid Church to help bring clean water to the country.

“This will be the first time that Liquid has ...

Boar's Head Festival Transforms Somerville Church into Elizabethan-era Manor

SOMERVILLE, NJ - The United Reformed Church, 100 West Main St., hosts the annual Central Jersey Twelfth Night-Boar’s Head Festival on Sunday, Jan. 6, at 4 p.m.

All are welcome to come and revel in the celebration of the Twelve Days of Christmas, as they did in Elizabethan times.

A cast of 125 actors will celebrate the story of Christmas as perhaps once done in an Elizabethan Manor.

Cold Weather Safety Tips for Your Pets

January 12, 2019

UNION, NJ - You're probably already aware of the risks posed by warm weather and leaving pets in hot cars, but did you know that cold weather also poses serious threats to your pet’s health?

The Westfield Veterinary Group has some tips to keep your pet safe during the cold New Jersey winter.

Limit the time outdoors since ears and toes are prone to frostbite.
Check paws ...

Someone's Best Friend is Hanging at Nutley Police Headquarters, Do You Know Him?

NUTLEY, NJ - Someone's best friend decided to take a walk on his own and was picked up by officers of the Nutley Police Department in the area of Ohson Ave.

Please contact the Nutley Police Department at  (973) 284-4940 to help reunite this guy with his humans. 

 

Since 2016, TAPintoNutley.net  has been the only locally owned news ...

Bateman Bill Opens the Door for Man's Best Friend at NJ Breweries

TRENTON, NJ - Legislation co-sponsored by state Sen. Christopher "Kip" Bateman to allow dogs in New Jersey breweries has passed the Senate Law and Public Safety Committee.

“One of the biggest challenges any small business owner will face is increasing foot traffic. Our bill will increase foot AND paw traffic for local breweries,” Senator Bateman (R-16) said.

Beloved Search and Rescue Bloodhound Aided Police, Succumbs to Cancer

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - He was always called "Joker," short for Canine 832 Joker's Wild, and for five years, this bloodhound assisted police in Middlesex County on countless missing persons and other investigations.

In 2015, after a young woman was violently assaulted and left for dead, Joker found a track and led law enforcement officers to a residence, and ultimately led to ...

Winter Storm May Be Heading Our Way

January 15, 2019

PARSIPPANY, NJ - Ok, it's weather time! Winter kicked off in the Nation’s midsection this past weekend enjoying a healthy swath of snow from KC to DC on to AC (while points north around the tri-state were spared, for now). Speaking of football, game time temps in KC this Sunday are expected to be near to below 0°F with wind chills of minus 10°F to 20°F (perhaps ...

"Uncommon" Red-Head Seen in Hawthorne, Captured on Film

HAWTHORNE, NJ - Lucille Ball might never have visited Hawthorne, but for environmentalists and bird watchers, another celebrity red-head has been spotted in the borough.  Green Team member Holly Cowen reported seeing a Red Headed Woodpecker make its home in town and captured the majestic creature on film.  She has graciously shared her pictures TAPinto Hawthorne.

"We have had a ...

13 Sea Turtles Recover From Cold at Turtle Back Zoo's Sea Turtle Recovery

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Although more than 700 sea turtles have been stranded this winter in the Northeast region of the United States, hundreds of which did not survive, 13 sea turtles are currently recuperating from the cold at Essex County Turtle Back Zoo’s Sea Turtle Recovery, New Jersey’s only long-term care hospital.

According to Sea Turtle Recovery, Inc., this ...

NJ Law Banning Smoking at Public Beaches and Parks starts Today

January 16, 2019

TRENTON, NJ - Legislation signed last summer prohibiting smoking at public beaches and parks in New Jersey goes into effect today. The bill, S-2534, updates the “New Jersey Smoke-Free Air Act of 2006.”

According to the American Lung Association, more than 480,000 people die from tobacco use and exposure to secondhand smoke, making it the leading cause of preventable death ...

Rutgers—Camden Professor Looking for Way to Treat Pain Without Opioids

CAMDEN, NJ– In an effort to reduce chronic pain patients’ reliance on opioids, a Rutgers University–Camden researcher is looking for a non-addictive way to treat pain.

Nathan Fried, a Rutgers University‒Camden assistant professor of biology, is studying the brain’s role in determining how humans perceive different types of pain and how different techniques and ...

Rutgers Prof Gets $400K Grant Using Smartphones for Monitoring Diseases

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - These days there is one item people keep with them constantly: a smartphone.

Now a Rutgers University professor has received a $400,000 grant to see if those smartphones can gather data on the effects of conditions that literally cause people to shake, such as Parkinson's Disease.

The National Institutes of Health gave the grant to Jean-Francois Daneault, an ...

Nutley Board of Education to Swear in Four Trustees at Reorganization Meeting

January 4, 2019

NUTLEY, NJ - The Nutley Board of Education will swear in four trustees during the reorganization meeting on Mon. Jan. 7. 

Three trustees were elected to the BOE on Nov. 6, Teri Quirk, Ken Reilly, and Erica Zarro. Quirk and Zarro are new to the board, Reilly served on the educational body in the past. Frank DeMaio will also be sworn in at the meeting. DeMaio was selected to ...

N.J. Rider Makes 2019 U.S. Saddle Seat Young Riders Team

January 16, 2019

LEXINGTON, Ky. — Hallie Ricci, of Allentown, N.J. will once again represent the United States in an international competition for saddle seat riders.

This time, Ricci will be on the Stripes Team, in the three-gaited division. The Stripes Team will compete at the 2019 U.S. Saddle Seat Invitational Test Event from May 2-3, in New Orleans, La., against teams from South Africa.

Ficci has ...

Cape May County Horse Diagnosed With Rabies

TRENTON, N.J. — A Cape May County horse has tested positive for rabies.

According to a press release from the New Jersey Department of Agriculture:

The horse, which was on a farm in a rural part of the county, was being treated at a referral facility and was tested for rabies because it showed neurologic symptoms. The 20-month-old colt was previously vaccinated as were all other ...

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Houseplants 101

January 15, 2019

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - Lift your spirits and improve your indoor environment by taking part in the indoor gardening movement. An apartment or home filled with tropical, succulent and flowering plants can provide beauty, extend your garden season, improve air quality and create a peaceful environment to de-stress.

Though some may find indoor gardening a bit intimidating, don’t let past ...

Weather Observers Wanted in Nutley: Become a Citizen-Scientist!

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Love weather? The Community Collaborative Rain, Hail, and Snow Network (CoCoRaHS) is looking for volunteer weather observers in Nutley and nearby areas to report rain and snowfall in their backyards. 

 Volunteers take a few minutes each day to report the amount of rain or snow that has fallen in their backyards. All that is required to participate is a 4" ...

Discarded Christmas Trees become Winter Mulch for Butterfly Garden at Nutley Public Library

NUTLEY, NJ - Members of the Nutley Rotary club spent a part of New Year's Day working on the butterfly garden at the Nutley Public Library to protect it from weather extremes ahead of the Spring growing season. 

Armed with garden gloves and pruning shears, the butterfly team cut branches from discarded Christmas trees to use as a temporary winter mulch. Unlike the usual ...

Neiman Marcus Agrees to Improve Cybersecurity, Pay $1.5 Million Penalty after Breach of Payment Card Data

January 10, 2019

TRENTON, NJ - Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal announced today that New Jersey has entered into a multi-state settlement with Neiman Marcus that resolves allegations the chain failed to protect the personal information of shoppers who made in-store purchases using payment cards.

A December 2013 hacking incident targeted Neiman Marcus’s point-of-sale systems, compromising account ...

NJ Supreme Court Ruling Could Invalidate DWI Convictions

FREEHOLD, NJ — Persons convicted of driving while intoxicated in Monmouth County between 2008 and 2016— whose breath tests may have been mishandled — are being informed that they can take steps to find out whether their cases can be dismissed.

In a December 20 letter, the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office is notifying persons by mail that they can seek ...

Legal Phrase of the Day: Legend Drugs

Legend drug means drugs that are approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and that are required by federal or state law to be dispensed to the public only on prescription of a licensed physician or other licensed provider.

The category includes narcotics and non-narcotics. These drugs can be prescribed by physicians, veterinarians, optometrists,and dentists. 

Commissioner Tucci presents White Paper on Multi-Family Housing on Nutley at BOC Meeting

January 15, 2019

NUTLEY, NJ - Nutley Commissioner Mauro Tucci presented his White Paper on "The Effect of Multi-Family Housing on Nutley NJ" at the Jan. 15 Board of Commissioner Meeting. 

The paper was the result of collaborative reseach from Nutley's five municipal departments and the Board of Education. 

The paper will be available on the Township of Nutley website this week.

Gateway Center Buildings in Newark to Come Under New Ownership, Report Says

NEWARK, NJ - The new owners of three massive Gateway Center buildings plan to reinvent the skyway leading to Newark Penn Station, ROI-NJ and other media outlets have reported.

An announcement about Onyx Equities, Garrison Investment Group, Axonic Capital and Taconic Capital Advisors entering into a joint venture acquire One, Two and Four Gateway Center is forthcoming. Prudential Financial ...

Roselle Becoming the Town of Choice for More Young Families

ROSELLE, NJ – When it comes to finding the right community to settle down and buy a home, more families are choosing Roselle, says Borough Officials. 

Within the past 18 months, borough officials said they have noticed a spike in property values and a reduction in available housing stock.

“I believe there were more than 1,000 residential properties on the ...

NJ Law Banning Smoking at Public Beaches and Parks starts Today

January 16, 2019

TRENTON, NJ - Legislation signed last summer prohibiting smoking at public beaches and parks in New Jersey goes into effect today. The bill, S-2534, updates the “New Jersey Smoke-Free Air Act of 2006.”

According to the American Lung Association, more than 480,000 people die from tobacco use and exposure to secondhand smoke, making it the leading cause of preventable death ...

SOMA Film Festival is Back for Its Fourth Year this March

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - The fourth annual SOMA Film Festival will take place March 20 to March 24, at The Woodland in downtown Maplewood, with a free special partnership screening at Seton Hall on March 19. 

The main festival will begin Wednesday, March 20 at 6 p.m. at The Woodland and will launch with an evening of feature films from local filmmakers Michael Wechsler, Rachel ...

SOMA Film Festival is Back for Its Fourth Year this March

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - The fourth annual SOMA Film Festival will take place March 20 to March 24, at The Woodland in downtown Maplewood, with a free special partnership screening at Seton Hall on March 19. 

The main festival will begin Wednesday, March 20 at 6 p.m. at The Woodland and will launch with an evening of feature films from local filmmakers Michael Wechsler, Rachel ...

Cedar Grove Welcomes Woodland Indoor Playground to the Downtown District

CEDAR GROVE, NJ - Woodland Indoor Playground, 450 Pompton Ave., had its grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony on Saturday.  Pictured are Cedar Grove Downtown Advisory Member Dave Fletcher, Cedar Grove Councilwoman Kerry Peterson, Marina Miller and Julija Stoliarova from Woodland Indoor Playground, and Cedar Grove Councilman Robbie Vargo.  

13 Sea Turtles Recover From Cold at Turtle Back Zoo's Sea Turtle Recovery

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Although more than 700 sea turtles have been stranded this winter in the Northeast region of the United States, hundreds of which did not survive, 13 sea turtles are currently recuperating from the cold at Essex County Turtle Back Zoo’s Sea Turtle Recovery, New Jersey’s only long-term care hospital.

According to Sea Turtle Recovery, Inc., this ...

Historical Society Hopes To Bring Rare Carousel Horse Back Home To Millville

MILLVILLE, N.J. — The Millville Historical Society has the unique opportunity to purchase an original carousel horse that thrilled and delighted children (and adults) at Millville’s long-gone Union Lake Luna Park.

According to historical records, Union Lake Park was opened in the late 19th century and consisted of picnic groves and recreation areas. A newspaper story in 1895 ...

Sandals Resorts Eliminates All Styrofoam Across Caribbean Resorts Starting Feb. 1 2019

January 4, 2019

MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica - Sandals and Beaches resorts will eliminate all Styrofoam from their resorts in the Caribbean starting Feb. 1, 2019. Sandals operates 19 resorts on seven islands including the Bahamas, Grenada, and Turks & Caicos. 

"As we enter the New Year, it's incredibly important to our Sandals family that environmental sustainability remains a key ...

RAVE Reviews Publishes Ranking of 10 Best Ski Towns in America

EUGENE, OR - Ski season is upon us and RAVE, the lifestyle review site, recently published the list of the ten best ski towns in the United States. 

"Hitting the slopes is more than just a hobby for some, it's an outlet or an easy way to leave their worries behind. We want it to be easier for everyone to experience that," said Hillary Miller, Managing Editor for RAVE ...

A Winter Walk Through Central Park

NEW YORK, NY - The iconic Central Park has the familiar Great Lawn, Sheep Meadow, Strawberry Fields, and a zoo, too.  Yet on a brisk Sunday in late December, a Meetup group met for a tour of some lesser known points of interest at the north end of the green space in the center of Manhattan.

Central Park, comprised of approximately 750 acres, was designed by agriculturalist Frederick Law ...

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Knights of Columbus and Holy Family Church host Blood Drive Friday in Nutley

January 12, 2019

NUTLEY, NJ - The Knights of Columbus and Holy Family Church are hosting a blood drive Fri. Jan. 18 from 2:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

The post holiday season usually sees a drop off in donations. The government shutdown has resulted in many locations that normally would have been donation sites closing, thereby increasing the need blood donations. 

This Friday, you can make a difference in ...

Hackensack Meridian Health Mountainside Medical Center partners with Nutley Health Dept. for Screenings

Commissioner Rogers and the Nutley Health Department, in partnership with Hackensack Meridian Health Mountainside Medical Center are pleased to announce the following 2019 Health Screenings offered at the Nutley Health Department

Cardiac Assessments – 02/06/19

Learn your cardiac risks through cholesterol testing, blood pressure, BMI/body fat composition and waist circumference.

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Thu, January 17, 7:00 PM

Community Church of Cedar Grove, Cedar Grove

North Jersey Modern Quilt Guild in January

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Fri, January 18, 2:30 PM

Holy Family Roman Catholic Church , Nutley

Knights of Columbus and Holy Family Church Blood ...

Giving Back Health & Wellness

Thu, January 24, 7:00 PM

Hosted by Bible Baptist Church, Hasbrouck Heights

Hasbrouck Heights Mothers of Preschoolers {MOPS} ...

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Fri, January 25, 10:30 AM

Adult School Dept of Montclair Public Library, Montclair

Russian Composers

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Fri, January 25, 4:00 PM

Montclair Public Library, Montclair

Preschool Balance Workshop: A Leap Into Science ...

Arts & Entertainment Education

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Tue, January 29, 7:00 PM

Adult School Dept of Montclair Public Library, Montclair

Jean-Michel Basquiat, and the "New Wave" Neo ...

Arts & Entertainment

The Kernel - A Slice of Life in "The Nutley"

"The Kernel" is my new mini-blog that will highlight happenings in Nutley. I hope everyone will find the information provided interesting, educational, and occasionally entertaining. 

Our premier blog will be a brief history and update on the former Roche property, now called ON3. 

Many exciting developments have occurred on ON3 since Roche announced their ...

Nutley Time: Health and Wellness to You All

January 16, 2019

Open your eyes to see the rhythm of a poem.

Let your ideas take root

A Bee is to a Bloom

Beens to a Hemlock

Seasons change with the rotation of Earth

Every season springs new ideas to root

Let it bee an idea of thoughts to the good for you

Plant your good seeds in any season

Bees to a bloom

Beens to a Hemlock

 

Board Member Invites Public to Discussion About Term Limits on Nutley Boards

To The Editor:

The non elected Township of Nutley boards  (in my opinion) are pretty corruption free in the sense that we are all volunteers and there is no monetary gain or reason to exclude new members for fear of losing a paying job. There is also a desire on our part (the board) to have the qualified hard working member stay while constantly looking for new ...

17 LPN Graduates at Essex County College Ready for Next Step

January 16, 2019

NEWARK, NJ - Augustine Omwan first became interested in the nursing profession while working as a youth missionary in Nigeria.

“I clearly saw all the help these people needed,” said Omwan, now 42. The clincher for him to pursue a career as a nurse was when he needed a stent. “I saw all the caring the nurses provided me.”

On Jan. 10, Omwan began to turn that dream ...

Wilmington 10 Civil Rights Activist to Speak at Essex County College

NEWARK, NJ - One of the Wilmington 10 who fought to desegregate schools in North Carolina will be the keynote speaker tomorrow at Essex County College’s annual Martin Luther King, Jr. memorial.  

Dr. Benjamin Chavis, Jr., who was falsely accused and convicted in connection with a 1970s firebombing of a grocery store in Wilmington N.C., will be speaking at 11:30 a.m. The ...

Man Arrested for Video Threat Against Paterson Police in Retaliation for Death of Jameek Lowery

January 15, 2019

PATERSON, NJ - A Paterson man faces charges for making terroristic threats against members of the Paterson Police Department. 

According to Police Director Jerry Speziale, Edward Lawrence Jones was apprehended at approximately 8:45 a.m. in the area of 92 Carroll Street in what he termed a “soft, professional arrest.” Two handguns were also recovered in the home.

In a short ...

The History of the Brunswick Square Mall...and Its Future

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - The Brunswick Square Mall attracts thousands of shoppers throughout Middlesex County every year. It is one of the defining features in East Brunswick and the place most people tend to associate with the township. However, in recent years, the mall has struggled to keep up with the times, especially due to the fact that many of the other malls in the county are a lot more ...

On3

Friday Flashback: Gov. Murphy cuts ribbon opening Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine at Seton Hall University

December 21, 2018

NUTLEY, NJ - New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy joined leaders from Hackensack Meridian Health, Seton Hall University, and other dignitaries to officially open Hackensack Meridian Medical School at Seton Hall University on the On3 campus in Nutley and Clifton on May 30. The school is the first private medical school to open in the Garden State in 50 years. 

The first class of 55 students ...

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

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 ...

Forget Pita: Falafel is in Everything

January 14, 2019

Falafel, that tasty vegetarian Mediterranean street food made from chickpeas, isn’t just for pitas anymore. It’s showing up in sub sandwiches, salads, chips, pizzas – even soup.

Why is it so popular?

“It’s vegetarian and a hearty add on,” said David Delinko, owner of The Salad House of Somerville, where customers can get warm pieces of ...

Belmar’s Beachscape Grows with New ‘Butterfly-Friendly’ Dune Planting at Fourth Avenue, Dune Grass along Ocean Avenue

January 7, 2019

BELMAR, NJ — Tucked along the east side of Belmar's boardwalk at Fourth Avenue is its newest “dune garden,” adding to the growing beachscape barrier designed to help protect the oceanfront from powerful storms.

Stretching from Fourth to Fifth Avenues, the 1,500-square foot area includes various types of dune grass, native and other suitable plants, and ...

Nutley High School Welcomes Incoming 9th Graders and Parents: January 15

January 13, 2019

The Nutley Public Schools Academic Department Coordinators, NHS Building Administrators and School Counseling Department will present a scheduling program for current eighth grade parents and students on Tuesday, January 15 at 7:00 pm.

During the evening, parents and students will hear from each department regarding their course of study.  Information will be presented which will ...

Letters: Nutley Superintendent of Schools Dr. Julie Glazer Is Looking Forward to 2019

December 21, 2018

Dear Nutley Staff, Parents and Community,

It seems hard to believe that 2018 is nearly over. I am hopeful that you have been able to enjoy the warm traditions of Nutley this season. I know I have.

First, let me commend all our staff and students who participated in holiday concerts and performances in our schools and around town these past few weeks. Events like these ...

Repetitive Strain Injury Can Be Further Prevented by Proper Stretching

As a musician, there is no greater feeling than losing yourself in your instrument. However, playing any instrument frequently can lead to developing a repetitive strain injury. This can cause pain and make it difficult to play the music you love.

When faced with a repetitive strain injury, treating it quickly and efficiently is the best way to help you return to playing without pain. It is ...

Family Fun Night at Nutley Public Library

The Nutley Public Library invites you to our first Family Fun Night of 2019 on Monday, January 28 at 7:00 PM. Families with children of all ages can enjoy a story time and then play games afterwards! No registration required. For more information, visit youthservices.nutleypubliclibrary.org or call the Youth Services Department at 973-667-0405 ext. 2623. 

Alexa Majana and Antonio Sanzone perform at the Nutley Public Library

Enjoy a concert of classical favorites performed by two talented and award-winning pianists at the Nutley Public Library on Monday, January 14th at 7 p.m. Alexa Majana and Antonio Sanzone will perform pieces by Bach, Beethoven and Chopin as well as featuring some works by lesser known composers.

Alexa Majana is studying Piano Performance at Westminster Choir College and serves ...

January 2019 Programs at Nutley Public Library

January 2019 Programs at Nutley Public Library

 

Wednesday, January  9, 16, 23, 30 at 1:00 p.m. – Wednesday Afternoon Knitters. Come share your love of knitting and crocheting with both beginning and experienced knitters. Meet fellow knitters, brush-up on your skills, and learn some new techniques. Please bring your own supplies. This group meets every ...

Girls Recreation Softball and Travel Softball Registration Now Open for 2019 Season

Commissioner Mauro G. Tucci announces the Department of Parks and Recreation is currently accepting applications for the 2019 Girls Softball Program and Travel Softball Program.  These programs are open to Nutley Girls and will create a positive softball experience through the education of the sport, stressing the importance of teamwork, good sportsmanship, and fun!!!  Young ladies ...

Commissioner Tucci Opens Registration For Toddler Sports Sampler

Commissioner Mauro G. Tucci and the Nutley Department of Parks and Recreation are pleased to open registration for Toddler Sports Sampler.  This program is for Nutley youngsters ages 3-5. Not quite sure sport your child loves most? Look no further!  This class allows kids to participate in a variety of sports that will help them in their decision of which sport they enjoy most. Each ...

YOGA/MEDITATION REGISTRATION NOW AVAILABLE

Commissioner Mauro G. Tucci announces the return of 3 exciting Yoga/Meditation Programs for residents to enjoy.  These classes enable residents to get into shape through Yoga and build strength and flexibility through gentle exercises which utilize disciplined breathing and relaxation techniques. “With the high rising costs of outside recreational activities, the Nutley Parks & ...

Nutley Police Department Blotter Dec. 29 2018 to Jan. 4, 2019

January 5, 2019

Anyone who has information regarding any crimes can send a (non-emergent) Tip Anonymously by texting CRIMES starting message with NPDTIP or log intowww.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 representing to be from there are seeking ...

The Jaffe Briefing - January 11, 2019

NORTH JERSEY - Not everyone is man enough to be a Girl Scout. That's quite evident in the latest episode of the Jaffe Podcast, in which we chat with the CEO of the Girl Scouts Heart of New Jersey, serving seven counties. Natasha Hemmings says there's this myth that Girl Scouts exist just to sell you a box or three of cookies. The fact is Girl Scouts are running programs for ...

The Heart of the Giving

January 11, 2019

Carmen LoRe has built his empire of LoRe Sweeping, over the last 40 years in Nutley, NJ. which includes a fleet of 20 trucks. Carmen is a formatible man of 71, when he comes into the room you see a strong very determined man until you realize that he must carry oxygen around with him to help him breathe!

In his 30’s Carmen was diagnosed with a heart issue, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, a ...

Michael's Media Madness: Aquaman Movie Review

Does Aquaman Sink the DCEU or Swim Towards the Future?

(Minor Spoilers)

Riding the wave of the DC Extended Universe and diving into the depths of DC Comics mythology is James Wan’s origin of “the King of the Seven Seas”: Aquaman which opened last weekend. I can't promise that I've gotten all of the puns out of the way, but I have to tell you, walking ...

Navy Veteran Mikie Sherrill Named to House Armed Services Committee

January 15, 2019

Washington, DC -- Today, Congresswoman Mikie Sherrill of New Jersey secured an assignment on the House Armed Service Committee for the 116th Congress. The House Armed Services Committee is responsible for all aspects of congressional oversight of the Department of Defense and authorization of military policy.

“As a former officer in the U.S. Navy, I understand the importance of a strong ...

Governor Murphy to Deliver State of the State Address on January 15th

Governor Phil Murphy will deliver his 2019 State of the State address on January 15, 2019, outlining his plans to improve the financial security of middle-class families in New Jersey.

 

“We have made great progress over the last year building a stronger and fairer New Jersey, with vital investments in education, infrastructure, and our economy to grow and protect our middle ...

Falls Creamery celebrates Winter

Falls Creamery, located at 11 Paterson Ave. in Little Falls reopened this month after being closed for the holidays.  This winter they will be open Thursday to Sunday.  (Thursday 3-9 pm, Friday 3-10 pm, Saturday 1-10 pm, and Sunday 1-9 pm)

In celebration of the winter season, Falls Creamery is offering free toppings all weekend long!  Come in and enjoy 28 ...

Becoming by Michelle Obama

Becoming by Michelle Obama (Crown Publishers, 2018)

Becoming by former First Lady, Michelle Obama, is an autobiography that exudes the grace of a woman who exemplifies everything that a female can aspire to become in today’s world. Throughout the book, Obama follows the theme that she sets out in the early chapters; the theme of “becoming.”

The chapters are organized into ...

The Clean 20

The Clean 20: 20 Foods, 20 Days, Total Transformation  by Ian K. Smith, M.D. (St. Martin’s Press, 2018)

 

Dr. Ian K. Smith has written a delightful and easy to digest new book, The Clean 20: 20 Foods, 20 Days, Total Transformation. Unlike many diet books that are mired in technical language that become not only a bore but a chore to read, Smith’s writing style is not ...

Who Knew? 10,001 Household Solutions by Bruce and Jeanne Lubin

Who Knew? 10,001 Household Solutions by Bruce and Jeanne Lubin (Castle Point Books, 2018)

 

“What’s this book?” my friend, Linda, asked me picking up my new copy of Who Knew? 10,001 Household Solutions by husband and wife writing team,  Bruce and Jeanne Lubin.

Linda was paging through the volume already and commenting on how interesting and helpful the book ...

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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