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Joe Apfelbaum Tells Ellen Volpe How to Go From Frustration to MOJOvation on Opportunity Calls

November 23, 2020

LONG ISLAND, NY -- Ellen Volpe, President of American Business Associates, spoke with Joe Apfelbaum, CEO of Ajax Union, on a recent episode of Opportunity Calls with Ellen Volpe.

Apfelbaum’s position as CEO of an internet-based marketing company is only one of his many roles. “Joe is a business mentor, leader, direct marketing guru, extraordinary networker, educator, ...

Gov. Murphy Addresses Verbal Confrontation During Family Outing in Red Bank

NEW JERSEY — A video has heavily circulated showing Gov. Phil Murphy being loudly confronted Saturday night at a Red Bank restaurant while he was outdoors dining with his wife and the rest of his family. 

At least two women reportedly approached the governor’s table during the encounter. Murphy was out eating with his wife, three sons and daughter.

One woman in the video, ...

Murphy Announces Resources for People Overwhelmed During Holidays Due to COVID-19

CAMDEN, NJ — The COVID-19 pandemic has not relented on New Jerseyans since March, claiming loved-ones, putting families in financial ruts and set to change the fabric of the holiday season to come. 

With three days to go until Thanksgiving, Gov. Phil Murphy shared resources for those feeling overwhelmed.

“We recognize that with everything that we have already endured, plus ...

Gov. Murphy Extends Public Health Emergency for Ninth Consecutive Month

Numbers Remain High on New Coronavirus Cases, Hospitalizations, Testing

TRENTON, NJ — New Jersey’s COVID-19 public health emergency has been extended for another 30 days, “as we battle this virus through the second wave that has enveloped our nation and our state,” said Gov. Phil Murphy in making the announcement on November 22.

The extension — the ninth ...

TAPinto This Classic Thanksgiving Recipe: Rum Spiked Cranberry Jelly

BLOOMFIELD, NJ -  Jenn Stilwell's cranberry jelly recipe remains the worst kept secret in the township. First published in 2016 when TAPinto Bloomfield was only a few months old, this recipe will probably be published just before Thanksgiving every year. 

Stilwell's jelly was the subject of a great deal of chatter in town back in 2016. At the ...

Gov. Murphy Extends Public Health Emergency for Ninth Consecutive Month

November 23, 2020

Numbers Remain High on New Coronavirus Cases, Hospitalizations, Testing

TRENTON, NJ — New Jersey’s COVID-19 public health emergency has been extended for another 30 days, “as we battle this virus through the second wave that has enveloped our nation and our state,” said Gov. Phil Murphy in making the announcement on November 22.

The extension — the ninth ...

Bergen County to Begin Waste Water Testing to Pinpoint COVID Hotspots

FAIR LAWN, NJ - Bergen County is going to begin testing wastewater to track COVID-19 flareups, which can pinpoint outbreaks up to two weeks in advance.

Bergen County Executive Jim Tedesco announced the move this week as he touted the response of the county to the virus over the past eight months.

"Bergen County was the epicenter of the virus," Tedesco ...

Township of Nutley COVID-19 Update November 20, 2020

The Township of Nutley is providing an update to the community on:

Total COVID-19 cases in Nutley
Essex County Testing Sites

COVID-19 Total Cases
The Township of Nutley announced 90 additional cases since the last announcement on 11/13/2020. Bringing the cumulative total to 978 cases and 37deaths.

Essex County Testing Sites – 11/21-11/27
To make an appointment, ...

Rutgers-Eagleton Poll: About Four in 10 New Jerseyans Say They Won’t Get COVID-19 Vaccine

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Between 36% and 47% of New Jerseyans say they will “probably” or “definitely” not get vaccinated against COVID-19, with response rates varying depending on how the question is asked, according to the latest Rutgers-Eagleton Poll.

Among individuals reluctant to get vaccinated, 80% cite a concern about side effects, and 82% cite the need for more ...

Rutgers Recruiting Participants for J&J Phase 3 COVID-19 Vaccine Clinical Trial

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rutgers will enroll as many as 2,000 participants from the university community and throughout the state to test a potential COVID-19 vaccine.

The university is a clinical trial site for Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson’s phase 3 clinical research study to evaluate the safety and efficacy of Janssen’s COVID-19 vaccine candidate.

Study ...

Gov. Murphy Addresses Verbal Confrontation During Family Outing in Red Bank

November 23, 2020

NEW JERSEY — A video has heavily circulated showing Gov. Phil Murphy being loudly confronted Saturday night at a Red Bank restaurant while he was outdoors dining with his wife and the rest of his family. 

At least two women reportedly approached the governor’s table during the encounter. Murphy was out eating with his wife, three sons and daughter.

One woman in the video, ...

Murphy Announces Resources for People Overwhelmed During Holidays Due to COVID-19

CAMDEN, NJ — The COVID-19 pandemic has not relented on New Jerseyans since March, claiming loved-ones, putting families in financial ruts and set to change the fabric of the holiday season to come. 

With three days to go until Thanksgiving, Gov. Phil Murphy shared resources for those feeling overwhelmed.

“We recognize that with everything that we have already endured, plus ...

NJ Senate Reconsiders Controversial Anti-Eviction Bill. Landlords Say It’s Unfair

The measure would give pandemic-hit tenants up to 30 months to make up missed payments. Landlords say it would cause bankruptcies

This story was written and produced by NJ Spotlight. It is being republished under a special NJ News Commons content-sharing agreement related to COVID-19 coverage. To read more, visit njspotlight.com.

Tenants who have been unable to pay rent during the ...

Nutley's 2021 St Patrick's Day Parade Canceled Due To COVID-19 Concerns

November 23, 2020

NUTLEY, NJ - The Nutley Irish American Association (NIAA) canceled the 2021 St. Patrick's Day parade due to COVID-19 concerns. 

The annual event, traditionally the first St. Patrick's Day parade in the state, has also been the largest and best attended parade in the township of Nutley for more than 40 years. 

The officers and trustees of the NIAA made the decision after ...

2020 Totowa / West Paterson Fire Dept. Holiday Lights Parade Canceled due to COVID-19

TOTOWA, NJ - Due to the sharp increase in confirmed cases of COVID-19, the Totowa and West Paterson Fire Departments made the decision to cancel the 2020 Holiday Lights Parade for the safety of the community and the first responders who organize and participate in the event. 

Organizers of the parade considered multiple options as a substitute for the parade, but could not find a ...

Nutley Public Library Events for December 2020

Saturdays at 10:00 a.m. – Take and Make Kits for Teens.  Teens in grades 6-12 can pick up an awesome new craft kit to do at home every week.  For more information and registration, visit teenservices.nutleypubliclibrary.org/takeandmake. 

Saturdays at 10:00 a.m. – Take and Make Saturdays.  Pick-up a craft project you can do at home!  While ...

Joe Apfelbaum Tells Ellen Volpe How to Go From Frustration to MOJOvation on Opportunity Calls

November 23, 2020

LONG ISLAND, NY -- Ellen Volpe, President of American Business Associates, spoke with Joe Apfelbaum, CEO of Ajax Union, on a recent episode of Opportunity Calls with Ellen Volpe.

Apfelbaum’s position as CEO of an internet-based marketing company is only one of his many roles. “Joe is a business mentor, leader, direct marketing guru, extraordinary networker, educator, ...

Visit the Home of One of America's Most Celebrated Poets: The Robert Frost Stone House Museum

SHAFTSBURY, VT -- Erin McKenny, Director of the Robert Frost Stone House Museum, joined TAPintoTV’s Brian Brodeur to discuss the museum and the lasting legacy of one of America's most celebrated poets.

We know whose woods these were—Robert Frost lived in the home for nine years starting in 1920. The home is located in Shaftsbury, Vermont, and is operated by Bennington College.

NJ Policy Experts Discuss New Survey Data Examining Parent Concerns About Remote Learning

LITTLE FALLS, NJ -- TAPintoTV Executive Producer, Brian Brodeur, was joined by Janellen Duffy, Senior Advisor with JerseyCan, and Vivian Cox Fraser, President and CEO of the Urban League of Essex County, to discuss a recent report released by the Global Strategy Group and the New Jersey Children’s Foundation examining parents’ perspectives on remote learning during the 2020-21 school ...

East Orange STEM Students Go to Space

November 21, 2020

EAST ORANGE, NJ – This week, East Orange STEM students launched into space, through the eyes of Dr. Bernard A. Harris, Jr. that is.

Dr. Harris, Jr. is a former NASA astronaut. On February 9, 1995, during the second of his two space shuttle flights, Harris became the first African American to perform a spacewalk. This year marks his 25th anniversary of becoming the ...

Nutley Public Library Events for December 2020

Saturdays at 10:00 a.m. – Take and Make Kits for Teens.  Teens in grades 6-12 can pick up an awesome new craft kit to do at home every week.  For more information and registration, visit teenservices.nutleypubliclibrary.org/takeandmake. 

Saturdays at 10:00 a.m. – Take and Make Saturdays.  Pick-up a craft project you can do at home!  While ...

Misleading: Teachers Union says Murphy Administration Misleads on Schools Reopening

TRENTON, NJ - The Governor and his allies in education see eye to eye on many issues. They do not see eye to eye on reopening schools, however.

In the last few days, this private détente has broken through to the public as well.

The NJEA has lobbied hard during the pandemic to keep schools remote. While the union wants them to work remote, however, supermarket ...

Standing Up for a Cause

October 19, 2020

The year 2020 has been rough for us all. The deadly virus that has kept us all stuck in our homes and the amount of surprising deaths of celebrities have taken a toll on all of our hearts. But one thing that has affected many all with the same magnitude has been the Black Lives Matter Movement. This movement was formed by African Americans to combat police brutality, which has resulted in ...

First Day of Nutley High School, at Home?

NUTLEY, NJ - Back to school looked a little different this year. Not only did the 2019-2020 school year get cut at the end due to COVID-19, many schools, including Nutley Public Schools,  still weren’t ready to allow students to come back into the building for September. Nutley students are continuing with virtual schooling for the start of the school year in their homes. For many, if ...

Mayor Venezia’s 5th Annual Turkey Drive Feeds over 800 Families in Bloomfield

November 23, 2020

BLOOMFIELD, NJ-- Cars lined up Sunday morning for Mayor Michael Venezia's 5th annual Thanksgiving turkey giveaway. The event took place in the municipal parking lot behind the police station.

Over 800 turkeys were given away to preregistered Bloomfield families.  In addition to the turkeys, residents were also given stuffing, cranberry sauce, yams, cookies, bread, rolls and pies.

Toni's Kitchen Hosts Food Drive for the Holidays

MONTCLAIR, NJ - Toni's Kitchen held the first town-wide food drive, in which, they asked residents to leave food items on their doorstep for pick up.

Volunteers then traveled throughout the community picking up the items from residents who had registered online.

Organizers stated that the next food drive is being scheduled for the end of November and mid-December. They wrote, "We ...

'Kindness for Christopher' Pajama Drive to Benefit Hospitalized Kids

CEDAR GROVE, NJ — Two brothers from Cedar Grove, Matthew and Michael, will be collecting new pajamas for pediatric patients that are in the hospital for extended stays. 

The boys have collected and donated hundreds of new pajamas in the past four years to local hospitals in memory of Christopher D’Amico Jr., a family friend who ...

Rutgers Suffers Heartbreaking Triple-Overtime Loss to Michigan

November 22, 2020

PISCATAWAY, NJ – Rutgers’ 48-42 triple-overtime loss to Michigan was heartbreaking considering the Scarlet Knights missed a field goal in the first OT that would have clinched the victory.

Valentino Ambrosio, who had connected on two field goals including a 42-yarder, missed on a 45-yard attempt with the score 35-all.

Both teams scored in the second overtime, but the Wolverines ...

Seton Hall’s Powell Signs With Knicks

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Myles Powell, former Seton Hall University Pirates shooting guard and one of the more highly regarded players to ever come out of South Orange has signed a free agent contract with the New York Knicks. 

In 2020 Powell earned All-American honors and a Big East Player of The Year title. His name was surprisingly not called in Wednesday’s NBA draft, but he was ...

77th game in Nutley-Belleville Football Rivalry Now Set for Nov. 28, at the Oval; DiGregorio Looks to Tie Senesky for Most Head Coaching Victories in the Rivalry

NUTLEY, NJ - Belleville and Nutley will resume its gridiron rivalry for the first time in five regular seasons, although the teams did meet in a NJSIAA crossover game, in 2018.

The Raiders and Bucs were scheduled to play this season, on Halloween, but the game was postponed and will now be played on a somewhat familiar setting, on the Thanksgiving weekend.

The teams will kickoff at the ...

Assault with a Paintball Gun at the Willowbrook Mall – Police Seeks Help

November 22, 2020

WAYNE, NJ – Wayne Police Detective Captain Dan Daly is asking for the public’s help in solving an aggravated assault case that happened just outside the Willowbrook Mall on Sunday, November 8.

According to Daly, “four juvenile males were walking on the sidewalk in the area of the Willowbrook Mall food court when a passenger in a passing silver, or grey sedan fired multiple, ...

2020 Totowa / West Paterson Fire Dept. Holiday Lights Parade Canceled due to COVID-19

TOTOWA, NJ - Due to the sharp increase in confirmed cases of COVID-19, the Totowa and West Paterson Fire Departments made the decision to cancel the 2020 Holiday Lights Parade for the safety of the community and the first responders who organize and participate in the event. 

Organizers of the parade considered multiple options as a substitute for the parade, but could not find a ...

Governor Signs ‘Daniel’s Law’ To Better Protect Judges, Law Enforcement Officials

Trenton, NJ — To help protect the safety and security of judges, prosecutors and law enforcement officers, Governor Murphy today signed into law a bill sponsored by Senator Bob Smith, Senator Joe Cryan, Senator Nick Scutari, and Senator Nellie Pou that would keep their home addresses and phone numbers from public disclosure.

The senators acted in response to the fatal ...

TAPinto This Classic Thanksgiving Recipe: Rum Spiked Cranberry Jelly

November 23, 2020

BLOOMFIELD, NJ -  Jenn Stilwell's cranberry jelly recipe remains the worst kept secret in the township. First published in 2016 when TAPinto Bloomfield was only a few months old, this recipe will probably be published just before Thanksgiving every year. 

Stilwell's jelly was the subject of a great deal of chatter in town back in 2016. At the ...

Montclair Social Club Closes Its Doors, COVID to Blame

MONTCLAIR, NJ - Not only has COVID-19 claimed the lives of those near and dear to us, but it is also claiming many jobs and businesses. This week, the Montclair Social Club announced that it will no longer stay open.

Owner Jason Miller posted to social media that the Montclair Social Club "...has served its last smiling face."

Miller, who left his law profession to open the ...

Morristown's Jockey Hollow Bar & Kitchen Closed Until Next Year

MORRISTOWN, NJ - The pandemic has changed the dining scene in Morristown.  The community has witnessed the closing of Urban Table, George & Martha's, The Morristown Pancake House, Nunzios Dolce Vita, La Campagna and Market Taverne.

The latest to close its doors, although temporarily, is Jockey Hollow Bar and Kitchen.

In an announcement on their website, the restaurant has ...

Move Over Martha, Raiders' Ginger-Spiced Cranberry Sauce Is Thanksgiving's Best Bet from Nutley NJ

NUTLEY, NJ - The "media" may have many around the country believing that Nutley's greatest gift to Thanksgiving is Martha Stewart, but locals know its "Nutley Raiders Ginger-Spiced Cranberry Sauce." First created by students in the culinary program at Nutley High School in 2017, this dish has become a local favorite, given the reach of TAPinto, its popularity may soon ...

Montclair Social Club Closes Its Doors, COVID to Blame

November 23, 2020

MONTCLAIR, NJ - Not only has COVID-19 claimed the lives of those near and dear to us, but it is also claiming many jobs and businesses. This week, the Montclair Social Club announced that it will no longer stay open.

Owner Jason Miller posted to social media that the Montclair Social Club "...has served its last smiling face."

Miller, who left his law profession to open the ...

Taxpayer Relief Initiative aims to help those financially affected by COVID-19

The IRS reviewed its collection activities to see how it could provide relief for taxpayers who owe taxes but are struggling financially because of the pandemic. The agency is expanding taxpayer options for making payments and other ways to resolve tax debt.

Taxpayers who owe taxes always had options to get help through payment plans and other tools from the IRS. The new IRS Taxpayer Relief ...

Get Ready for Taxes: Get ready now to file 2020 federal income tax returns

WASHINGTON – The Internal Revenue Service encourages taxpayers to take necessary actions this fall to help them file their federal tax returns timely and accurately in 2021, including special steps related to Economic Impact Payments.

This is the first in a series of reminders to help taxpayers get ready for the upcoming tax filing season. A special page, updated and available on ...

Nutley Clergy Fellowship hosts Community Thanksgiving Service Tonight

November 23, 2020

The Nutley Community Thanksgiving Service will be held live virtually tonight Monday evening, November 23, at 7:30 p.m. on Zoom.

There will be a time of remembrance for the struggles of this past year and a time of thanksgiving for God’s grace and presence through it all. Rev. Jill Fenske of Franklin Reformed Church will give the message, area clergy will participate, ...

Nutley Clergy Fellowship hosts Community Thanksgiving Service Mon. Nov. 23

The Nutley Community Thanksgiving Service will be held live virtually on Monday evening, November 23, at 7:30 p.m. on Zoom.

There will be a time of remembrance for the struggles of this past year and a time of thanksgiving for God’s grace and presence through it all. Rev. Jill Fenske of Franklin Reformed Church will give the message, area clergy will participate, there ...

Vincent United Methodist Church marks Last Sunday in Pentecost on Thanksgiving Sunday in Nutley

NUTLEY, NJ - Vincent United Methodist Church will gather for worship in the church sanctuary this Sunday morning, November 22, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. on the Last Sunday after Pentecost and Thanksgiving Sunday.

The worship service will be held in the church sanctuary and will be broadcast live for viewing on the church Facebook page. There will be hymns and special music by the ...

Stray Goat Found in Montclair, No Kidding?

November 8, 2020

MONTCLAIR, NJ - A stray pygmy goat was found in Montclair and taken to the local animal shelter. He has now been reunited with his family.

A passerby found the goat near Mount Hebron Road and Grove Street on Monday afternoon. Shelter staff then took to social media to try to locate the owners. Until the owners were located, they faced a slight dilemma. The Montclair Township Animal ...

All U.S. PetValu Stores Closing, Including Bloomfield and Clifton Locations

NUTLEY, NJ — Pet Valu, a specialty pet food and supplies retailer, has announced it will shutter all 358 of its U.S. stores, including locations in Bloomfield and Clifton.

The Bloomfield location is on Bloomfield Ave. near Aldi, the Clifton location is near Trader Joe's. 

Jamie Gould, Pet Valu’s recently appointed chief restructuring officer, said in a news release that ...

Essex County Board of Freeholders Hold TNR (Trap-Neuter-Return) Committee Meeting to Address Concerns Regarding Feral Cats Throughout Essex County

(Newark, NJ) – District 3 Freeholder Tyshammie L. Cooper, Chair of the Essex County Freeholder TNR (Trap-Neuter-Return) Committee held a meeting to address the issue of feral cats overpopulating communities throughout Essex County. The meeting was held via Zoom telecast and attended by District 1 Freeholder Robert Mercado, Essex County Administrator Robert Jackson, and members of the ...

High Flying Chewy Gets Rescue from Paterson Fire Department

PATERSON, NJ – Paterson firefighters gave a helping wing to a man who lost his pet parrot Tuesday afternoon. Around 4:30 p.m., firefighters responded to City Hall after receiving a report that a blue-and-yellow macaw was perched on top of the building, according to Fire Chief Brian McDermott.

The large bird was first spotted by a film crew that was working nearby and while at the scene ...

Essex County Deer Management Program Canceled for 2021

November 20, 2020

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Essex County will not conduct its annual Deer Management Program to reduce the number of deer in Essex County South Mountain Reservation and Essex County Hilltop Reservation in 2021.

Other county priorities during the pandemic were cited as the reason. “Our energy and manpower are being focused on offering our expanded COVID testing schedule and weekly ...

NJ Author Releases Two New Books That Are Literally For The Birds

BLOOMFIELD, NJ-- Bloomfield resident Rick Wright has recently written two books that, literally, are for the birds. 

While that connotation is usually negative, in this instance it's a perfect description of the local author's latest work. Wright's Custom Bird Guides series introduces birdwatchers to the best local birding sites and a wide selection of the most common, ...

Get Outside for National Take A Hike Day on Nov. 17

NEW JERSEY — Tuesday is National Take A Hike Day, so grab those hiking shoes and find a trail to get away from it all. The American Hiking Society established National Take A Hike Day, each year falling on November 17, as a way to encourage families and individuals to get outside, and to connect with nature. 

Here are three options not that far from home for you explore. Be sure to ...

Kean Concedes 7th Congressional District Election to Malinowski

November 19, 2020

State Sen. Tom Kean Jr. has conceded the 7th Congressional District election to Democratic incumbent Tom Malinowski, who will be sworn to a second term in the House of Representatives in January, 2021.

Down by more than 11 percent on Election Night, Kean and his supporters held out hope as the margin narrowed over the past two weeks as the paper ballots were counted by election officials in ...

Elections Officials: Contractor Hired To Provide Basic Voter Details Did Faulty Work

As election neared, complaints against vendor piled up, officials said

Editor’s Note: This coverage is made possible through Votebeat, a nonpartisan reporting project covering local election integrity and voting access. The article is available for reprint under the terms of Votebeat’s republishing policy.

An unknown number of mail-in ballots for the Nov. 3 election in ...

2020 Nutley Board of Education Election Results Include Many Familiar Names

NEWARK, NJ - Preliminary results for the 2020 Nutley Board of Education include some very familiar names.

Salvatore Balsamo, who served as a Board of Education Trustee in the past, received 8,132. Incumbent Salvatore Ferraro received 8,408 votes, and incument Lisa Danchak-Martin received 8,372 votes. 

The write-in votes included some very familiar names: Frank Contella 11 votes, Joseph ...

New Jersey's Travel Advisory List Now Includes 46 States and Territories

November 17, 2020

NEW JERSEY -  There are currently 46 states and U.S. jurisdictions that require individuals to quarantine. Maine and New Hampshire were added today.

Travelers who are coming from the following states and territories are being asked to self quarantine for 14 days: AL, AK, AZ, AR, CA, CO, FL, GA, GU, ID, IL, IN, IA, KS, KY, LA, ME, MD, MA, MI, MN, MS, MO, MT, NE, NV, NH, NM, NC, ...

Get Outside for National Take A Hike Day on Nov. 17

NEW JERSEY — Tuesday is National Take A Hike Day, so grab those hiking shoes and find a trail to get away from it all. The American Hiking Society established National Take A Hike Day, each year falling on November 17, as a way to encourage families and individuals to get outside, and to connect with nature. 

Here are three options not that far from home for you explore. Be sure to ...

The 2020 Frelinghuysen Arboretum Gingerbread Wonderland is Going Virtual

MORRISTOWN, NJ - The annual Gingerbread Wonderland will be going virtual for 2020. Individuals, families, and groups can design and build their creation and then submit photos online.

The online show will run from December 5 until December 31. All gingerbread creations will be viewed on the Frelinghuysen Arboretum website. 

"In order to vote for your favorites, however, we must ...

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Small Business Saturday 2020 Is A Who's Who of Nutley Businesses

November 21, 2020

NUTLEY, NJ - With less than a week to go before the biggest event in shopping small, Nutley's second annual 'Small Business Saturday' event is about 50% bigger than the 2019 event. Sponsored by the Nutley Chamber of Commerce, local business owners are lookng forward to meeting new friends, and customers. 

In the time of Corona, people have dramatically shifted the way they ...

Nutley Clergy Fellowship hosts Community Thanksgiving Service Mon. Nov. 23

The Nutley Community Thanksgiving Service will be held live virtually on Monday evening, November 23, at 7:30 p.m. on Zoom.

There will be a time of remembrance for the struggles of this past year and a time of thanksgiving for God’s grace and presence through it all. Rev. Jill Fenske of Franklin Reformed Church will give the message, area clergy will participate, there ...

The Show Must Go On: Obituary and Choices at Nutley Little Theatre in December

NUTLEY, NJ - The Show Must Go On! We Are Family: Virtual One Acts at Nutley Little Theatre's Readers' Theatre,  Dec. 17, 2020 at 8 p.m.

Both plays will be presented FREE on NLT's Facebook page and YouTube Channel, this double bill of original one-acts explores family dynamics and evolving identities. 

“Obituary,” written by John Kiely and directed ...

Public Notice to Revise Superintendent Contract November 20, 2020

November 21, 2020

Superintendent Contract Hearing Pursuant to N.J.S.A. 18A:11-11, the Nutley Board of Education (hereinafter the "Board") is providing notice of its intent to hold a public hearing and to take action to amend the Employment Contract of the Superintendent of Schools at its regular meeting to be held on December 21, 2020, at 6:30 p.m. It will be a virtual ...

Township of Nutley COVID-19 Update November 20, 2020

The Township of Nutley is providing an update to the community on:

Total COVID-19 cases in Nutley
Essex County Testing Sites

COVID-19 Total Cases
The Township of Nutley announced 90 additional cases since the last announcement on 11/13/2020. Bringing the cumulative total to 978 cases and 37deaths.

Essex County Testing Sites – 11/21-11/27
To make an appointment, ...

Essex County Deer Management Program Canceled for 2021

November 20, 2020

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Essex County will not conduct its annual Deer Management Program to reduce the number of deer in Essex County South Mountain Reservation and Essex County Hilltop Reservation in 2021.

Other county priorities during the pandemic were cited as the reason. “Our energy and manpower are being focused on offering our expanded COVID testing schedule and weekly ...

No Official Order Issued in Newark’s Local “Lockdown” — For Now

NEWARK, NJ — Mayor Ras Baraka’s announcement of another lockdown for Newark on Thursday set off a tide of confusion among local businesses and residents, but a person inside City Hall now said the “restrictions” are just an advisory. 

Baraka and Mark Wade, director of Health and Community Wellness, went on WBGO 88.3 FM’s Newark Today last night to advise that ...

Protesters March Against Another COVID Lockdown

November 23, 2020

 MORRISTOWN, NJ - Dreary, chilly weather Sunday did not deter participants from joining in a march to protest another COVID-19 lockdown, an event that took place in Morristown and Morris Township and was led by Morris County Surrogate Heather Darling, a Roxbury resident.

The "March for Your Rights" began at 10 a.m. at the Morris Township Police Department. The group ...

The Hub Promises to Be an Economic, Job-Creation Engine For New Brunswick

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Thursday’s virtual press conference hosted by Gov. Phil Murphy trumpeted to the world that the foundation has been laid for a sprawling ecosystem for start-up companies, major research institutions and tech conglomerates.

Although The Hub will eventually rise from a four and a half acre tract downtown, its benefits will be felt from Esperanza to Edgebrook and ...

You Are Seen | The Untold Stories

The greatest gift we can give someone is the chance to see themselves through somebody else’s story.

In this new podcast, audience members will be able to explore the stories and experiences of a variety of people. Through the events of these past few months, we have read, heard, and seen countless stories told from people of various walks of life.

This season, our host Nicholas ...

IMPORTANT MESSAGE FROM THE FRIENDS OF THE NUTLEY PUBLIC LIBRARY

To all supporters of the Nutley Public Library:

The Friends of the Nutley Public Library hope that you and your family are staying safe and well during this pandemic.  It has changed everyone’s lives, but we are proud that the Nutley Library Staff has bounced back and is ready, willing and able to serve the townspeople of Nutley.  The library has regular hours when patrons can ...

Nutley Public Library Presents Joe Fischer's Virtual Holiday Magic Show.

Ready to get into the holiday spirit? The Nutley Public Library proudly presents (in a slightly different form) Joe Fischer's Holiday Magic Show on Saturday, December 5 at 11:00 AM!

Although the annual show will be held virtually this year to accommodate current health regulations, magician Joe Fischer is sure to wow the entire family with his unique brand of magic and comedy as we ...

NJ Restaurants Look to ‘Bubbles’ to Stay Afloat This Winter

November 22, 2020

In a normal winter, Mhairi Robertson tries to fill the seats inside Bistro La Source, a swanky French restaurant in Jersey City. This year, she’s trying to fill bubbles.

Robertson, the manager of the restaurant, says the six plastic dining bubbles situated in the restaurant’s parking lot is an essential part of their business plan, as indoor dining is currently capped at 12 ...

How to Make the Most of Your Downsized Thanksgiving Dinner (Recipe Included)

With the coronavirus pandemic surging forward, threatening to stomp all over our traditional get-together with relatives, Thanksgiving for many of us is going to be a lot quieter this year.

The CDC recommends that people avoid large gatherings and instead celebrate the holiday with the members of their household. As a result, a shorter guest list could require a few changes to the ...

Public Notice to Revise Superintendent Contract November 20, 2020

November 21, 2020

Superintendent Contract Hearing Pursuant to N.J.S.A. 18A:11-11, the Nutley Board of Education (hereinafter the "Board") is providing notice of its intent to hold a public hearing and to take action to amend the Employment Contract of the Superintendent of Schools at its regular meeting to be held on December 21, 2020, at 6:30 p.m. It will be a virtual ...

The Answer Man

Watching Jeopardy! always makes me feel like an idiot. I am not very good with random knowledge. Or mental processes in general.

I rationalize this major shortcoming as an impetus for learning, as if knowledge is somehow a finite reservoir. The way I look at it, the more I know, the less there is to learn. It would be pretty boring if I knew everything.

And I no doubt would be more ...

A New (Old) Kind of Holiday

Everyone is worried about the holidays and while I’m sad I can’t see my extended family I am also looking forward to this year because it is like the holidays of my childhood.

Having moved 3 hours away from all of our family when I was entering first grade and my parents quickly realized that the stress of holiday travel stole all its magic we spent every holiday with my immediate ...

Walk In Sunshine Charity Adds Resources to Website To Help Families Cope With Loss from Suicide

Walk In Sunshine Charity has announced a new section on its website aimed at helping families find resources who have lost a child to suicide.

While providing unique online resources for families of perinatal loss continues to be a focus for Walk In Sunshine, this new section continues our mission to help ALL families who lose a child. Walk In Sunshine strives to be that top of mind resource ...

Magic Mushrooms, Gov. Murphy and a Coward

November 20, 2020

To the Editor:

The ancient Greek storyteller Aesop famously said that "appearances can often be deceiving" and the administration of Gov. Murphy has deceived the citizens of New Jersey again.  The citizens of New Jersey voted to legalize recreational marijuana at his urging because he said it would be the "right thing to do." However, what Gov. Murphy actually did was ...

Brendan Gill Thanks Voters for Reelection

To the Editor:

I wanted to take this opportunity to thank the voters of Essex County for reelecting me to serve as your At-Large Freeholder. The privilege of serving in public office is one of the highest honors in our nation, and I am both humbled and honored to have earned your trust during my time on the Board.

Without question, 2020 has been an extremely challenging year ...

On3

New Skywalk Planned for Prism's On3 Redevelopment Project on / Clifton / Nutley Border

November 2, 2020

NUTLEY, NJ - Kingsland Street Urban Renewal LLC plans to build a skywalk to connect the new Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine parking garage in Clifton to the existing pedestrian sky bridge in Nutley that currently connects to the school to 111 Ideation Way on the On3 site.

Charles Logan, founder and CEO of Aztec Architects, principal in charge of the skywalk project gave a brief ...

Gateway To On3 presented by Nutley Chamber of Commerce

Gateway To ON3: In order to pull the workers and students from the ON3 (formerly Hoffmann-La Roche) campus into Nutley, the Nutley Chamber of Commerce is investing in a "ON3 Gateway to Nutley Project" to benefit our members.

The Chamber has purchased 2,500 "Love Nutley, Shop Nutley" reusable shopping bags, which will be distributed to the businesses and schools at ON3, ...

Senior Freeze Deadline Extended for Nutley Residents

October 30, 2020

We are very pleased that on October 22, 2020, the New Jersey Treasurer’s office extended the Senior Freeze filing deadline from November 2, 2020 to December 31, 2020.  This is a welcome development because many seniors were scrambling to meet the original date. 

Nevertheless, there is still a need for applications to be prepared as soon as possible.  The Treasurer’s ...

Closing the Pay Gap for Latina Women

Today is Latina Equal Pay Day and during this pandemic, this issue could not be more relevant. On average, Latina women are paid only 55% of what white men are paid, which means now, during a public health and economic crisis, they are particularly at risk. The date of October 29th is symbolic, representing on average how much longer it would take a Latina to earn the same amount that her white ...

Taxpayer Relief Initiative aims to help those financially affected by COVID-19

November 23, 2020

The IRS reviewed its collection activities to see how it could provide relief for taxpayers who owe taxes but are struggling financially because of the pandemic. The agency is expanding taxpayer options for making payments and other ways to resolve tax debt.

Taxpayers who owe taxes always had options to get help through payment plans and other tools from the IRS. The new IRS Taxpayer Relief ...

Get Ready for Taxes: Get ready now to file 2020 federal income tax returns

WASHINGTON – The Internal Revenue Service encourages taxpayers to take necessary actions this fall to help them file their federal tax returns timely and accurately in 2021, including special steps related to Economic Impact Payments.

This is the first in a series of reminders to help taxpayers get ready for the upcoming tax filing season. A special page, updated and available on ...

Nutley Public Library Events for December 2020

Saturdays at 10:00 a.m. – Take and Make Kits for Teens.  Teens in grades 6-12 can pick up an awesome new craft kit to do at home every week.  For more information and registration, visit teenservices.nutleypubliclibrary.org/takeandmake. 

Saturdays at 10:00 a.m. – Take and Make Saturdays.  Pick-up a craft project you can do at home!  While ...

The Guardian by John Grisham

The Guardians by John Grisham. (Dell, 2020)

“Duke Russell is not guilty of the unspeakable crimes for which he was convicted; nonetheless, he is scheduled to be executed for them in one hour and forty-five minutes.”

Are you hooked? I am.

When I taught Creative Writing, one of the first lessons on writing prose was, “You have to capture the reader in the first paragraph ...

Obituaries

Jun 1, 1934 - Nov 16, 2020
John Edward (Jack) Suffren, 86, of Nutley NJ and a native of Wanamie PA, passed away Monday ...
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Sep 10, 1963 - Oct 23, 2020
Susan G. Moore, 57, died at home surrounded by loving family and close friends on October 23, ...
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The Jaffe Briefing - November 20, 2020

The Jaffe Briefing will be on Thanksgiving break next week, returning Monday, November 30

STATEWIDE – Ugh, another darn coronavirus story? Yeah, you are sick of reading them and we are sick of writing them. But this lingering pandemic is sucking up all the news attention in New Jersey and, sadly, for good reason. This second wave, as promised, has become a runaway train, with 4,320 more ...