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Turtle Back Zoo to Hold Second Vaccination Event on June 26

June 21, 2021

WEST ORANGE, NJ — As an incentive to get vaccinated, COVID-19 vaccinations will be given at Essex County Turtle Back Zoo and anyone who gets their first dose of a coronavirus vaccine at the “I Got Vaccinated at Turtle Back Zoo!” will receive a voucher for one free admission to the zoo.

This will be the second time the promotion will be held; on June 5, a total of 73 ...

New Jersey Date Night: Enjoy the Fireworks

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

There's nothing better than sharing a blanket with your love as you gaze at the New Jersey sky. With Independence Day upon us, this year we get the value added bonus of taking in the fireworks. Celebrating our country’s birthday combined with a little romance leads us to a fireworks display ...

Organic Community Garden Organization Puts Down Roots in North Camden

CAMDEN, NJ – Organic produce may not be the first thing that comes to mind when people think of Camden, but a community gardener in North Camden is hoping to change that.

Jackie Santiago runs two community gardens in the neighborhood, one on the 300 block of Byron Street and another on the corner of Grant and North 6th streets. And, plans to add a third soon at Mastery High ...

Upcoming Essex County Coronavirus Testing Sites, June 22 and 26

For Appointments, Visit www.EssexCOVID.org or call 973-877-8456

Essex County, NJ —COVID-19 testing will be conducted every Tuesday and Saturday in Newark and West Orange. The tests are being offered to Essex County residents free of charge. To make an appointment, please visit www.EssexCovid.org or call 973-877-8456.

Free testing will be offered as follows:

Days ...

Allergy Alert: JUST Egg Plant Based Bites Recalled Due to Undeclared Allergens

JUST egg flavored plant-based bites are being recalled to undeclared allergens, announced Cuisine Solutions. The company announced the recall of a limited number of 2 pouch packages because the packages may contain an incorrect sealed pouch containing whole egg and milk products, they said.

The 8.4 oz recalled products have “Best Before” dates from FEB-22-2022 to APR-09-2022.  ...

Turtle Back Zoo to Hold Second Vaccination Event on June 26

June 21, 2021

WEST ORANGE, NJ — As an incentive to get vaccinated, COVID-19 vaccinations will be given at Essex County Turtle Back Zoo and anyone who gets their first dose of a coronavirus vaccine at the “I Got Vaccinated at Turtle Back Zoo!” will receive a voucher for one free admission to the zoo.

This will be the second time the promotion will be held; on June 5, a total of 73 ...

Nutley Public Schools Mask Policy Squares with CDC Guidelines, Science

NUTLEY, NJ — As the school year comes to a close, the use of masks in Nutley Public Schools remains a topic of concern for some parents. At the present time, the district is following CDC guidelines to the letter. 

Confusion among some in the township seems to stem from NJ Governor Phil Murphy's easing of mask guidelines for restaurants and other places of public accommodation.

New Jersey Reaches Its 50% Vaccination Goal Two Weeks Ahead of Schedule

NEW JERSEY -- Just 185 days after the first COVID-19 vaccine was administered in New Jersey, the state has reached its ambitious goal of 4.7 million fully vaccinated individuals who live, work, or study in New Jersey, according to Gov. Phil Murphy. 

“Before the arrival of vaccines in mid-December, our Administration set one of the most aggressive vaccination goals in the ...

NJ Teen Wins Apple Scholarship for Gastro App

NORTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - A North Brunswick teen is a recipient of Apple’s Worldwide Developer Conference 2021 Student Scholarship, which gives the teens the opportunity to showcase important issues and create technology-based solutions. Abinaya Dinesh, age 15, is one of the 350 students from 35 different countries and regions who received this scholarship, according to a press ...

Essex County Coronavirus Testing, June 15-19

For Appointments, Visit www.EssexCOVID.org or Call 973-877-8456

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ – Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. announced COVID-19 testing will be conducted every Tuesday and Saturday in Newark and West Orange. The tests are being offered to Essex County residents free of charge. To make an appointment, please visit www.EssexCovid.org or call ...

New Essex County Justice Building In Newark Named in Honor of MLK

June 18, 2021

NEWARK, NJ — The newly constructed justice building in the heart of Newark was dedicated Thursday to a man who spent his life seeking justice — Martin Luther King Jr.

Dignitaries from around the county and state joined Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo and Gov. Phil Murphy as they dedicated the new Essex County Martin Luther King Jr. Justice Building ...

MVC Facilities, Except Inspection Stations, Will Be Closed Friday, June 18, in Observance of the Juneteenth Holiday

TRENTON — New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission (NJMVC) customers are advised that the following MVC facilities will be closed Friday, June 18. This is in observance of the state’s inaugural Juneteenth holiday, which is designated the third Friday in June.

Closed Friday, June 18:

Licensing and Vehicle Centers
Regional Service Centers
Road testing sites

Open Friday, ...

Nutley Commissioners Proclaim June 19 'Juneteenth,' June as 'PTSD Awareness Month', Tax Revaluations to Begin

NUTLEY, NJ - The Nutley Board of Commissioners proclaimed June 19, 2021, as Juneteenth during the public meeting on Tuesday, June 1. The commissioners also proclaimed June as LGBTQ+ Pride Month. Public Safety Commissioner Alphonse Petracco was absent-excused. See related story: Nutley Proclaims June 2021 as LGBTQ+ Pride Month.

The township’s Cultural Diversity and Inclusion ...

July 2021 Events and Activities at the Nutley Public Library

June 20, 2021

July 1-31 – Teen Sewing Workshops – Pick-up a sewing supply kit at the library and work a special project following a how-to video.  For all skill levels:  beginners to experts!  For teens entering grades 6-12 in Fall 2021.  Sign up at teenservices.nutleypubliclibrary.org

July 1-August 14 – Collection to help local animals.  Donations ...

Nutley Town Hall Lit Up in Colors of Pan-African Flag For Juneteenth

NUTLEY, NJ - The Harry W. Chenoweth Building, known more commonly as Nutley Town Hall, was illuminated in the colors of the Pan-African flag ahead of the township's first annual Juneteenth celebration. The building will be illuminated again on Juneteenth, June 19.  

At the June 1 open public meeting, the Board of Commissioners of the Township of Nutley proclaimed June 19, ...

Nutley Board of Commissioners & Nutley Cultural Inclusion and Diversity Council (NCIDC) announce “Juneteenth” Celebration

The Nutley Board of Commissioners, in partnership with the Nutley Cultural Inclusion and Diversity Council (NCIDC), are pleased to announce plans for the first annual “Juneteenth” celebration on Saturday, June 19, 2021.  The event will take place at the AMVETS Post 30, located at 184 Park Avenue, Nutley, between the hours of 1:00pm and 4:00pm.

The day will kick off with ...

Passaic Valley High School Celebrates 80 Years of Excellence with Mayors Panel

June 9, 2021

LITTLE FALLS, NJ -- Executive Producer of East Main Media and TAPintoTV, Brian Brodeur, hosted a panel discussion to celebrate Passaic Valley Regional High School’s 80 Years of Excellence.

The panel was moderated by Alexandra Paese, Passaic Valley Class of 2021, and consisted of Totowa Mayor, John Coiro, Passaic Valley Class of 1977, Little Falls Mayor James Damiano, Passaic Valley Class ...

NJ Dentist Uses Dental Lasers to Painlessly Treat Patients

WEST CALDWELL, NJ -- Joseph DalBon, DMD, spoke with TAPintoTV about the laser technology he uses at his practice, New Jersey Center for Laser and Cosmetic Dentistry, and the many benefits this technology offers to his patients, notably the absence of pain for many dental procedures. “It’s probably the best technology that you could use in dentistry,” DalBon said. 

DalBon ...

Special Series: Economic Issues in New Jersey - High Property Taxes

LITTLE FALLS, NJ -- The average New Jersey resident pays $931,698 in taxes over his or her lifetime, ranking New Jersey number one in the nation for highest state property taxes, according to a recent article from the Wall Street Journal.

So what should residents expect to get for paying such high property taxes? Why do people stay in New Jersey? TAPintoTV’s Executive Producer, Brian ...

Nutley Public Schools Mask Policy Squares with CDC Guidelines, Science

June 21, 2021

NUTLEY, NJ — As the school year comes to a close, the use of masks in Nutley Public Schools remains a topic of concern for some parents. At the present time, the district is following CDC guidelines to the letter. 

Confusion among some in the township seems to stem from NJ Governor Phil Murphy's easing of mask guidelines for restaurants and other places of public accommodation.

July 2021 Events and Activities at the Nutley Public Library

July 1-31 – Teen Sewing Workshops – Pick-up a sewing supply kit at the library and work a special project following a how-to video.  For all skill levels:  beginners to experts!  For teens entering grades 6-12 in Fall 2021.  Sign up at teenservices.nutleypubliclibrary.org

July 1-August 14 – Collection to help local animals.  Donations ...

Non-profit Succeed2gether Launches 'Pathways Forward' Support Program

Essex County's Succeed2gether launches Pathways Forward, a new program offering wrap-around support for students and their families over the six-year journey from middle school through the first year of college or vocational training. The program is free for low and moderate-income families.

The first introductory session of Pathways Forward will take place on Wednesday June 30th at 6:00 ...

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

May 24, 2021

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

How are the SATs Taking Place During COVID?

NUTLEY, NJ - Junior year is often referred to as the hardest and most stressful year of high school. It is a  year that’s filled with preparing for the next step into the future, and for many that regards college. Juniors are on the constant grind to focus on the different steps they have to take towards their future education. The SATs are usually taken junior year of high ...

Nutley Educational Foundation Awards Grants at Annual Event

June 19, 2021

NUTLEY, NJ — The Nutley Educational Foundation (NEF) held the annual “Sip, Savor, Support” event Thursday evening in Kingsland Park as a kick-off to the Annual Fund Campaign. The evening included a presentation of grants to the township's public schools with entertainment by students from the district. 

According to president Loraine Kucinski, "Although this was ...

Some Last Minute Tickets Available for Tonight's Nutley Educational Foundation Event at Kingsland Manor

NUTLEY, NJ - The sounds of jazz will fill the air, wine glasses will clink, recipients of awards will be celebrated. It's all happening at Kingsland Manor tonight as the Nutley Educational Foundation (NEF) hosts their annual 'Sip, Savor, and Support” event TONIGHT. The best part? A handful of tickets will be available at the door! 

In a NUTshell, pun intended, the NEF ...

Nutley Jaycees Announce 2020 / 2021 Distinguished Service Honorees

NUTLEY, NJ - With the township getting its groove back after the COVID-19 pandemic, the Nutley Jaycees are ready to host the 49th annual Distinguished Service Awards Program to recognize members of the community who have made exceptional contributions to the quality of life in the township.

The 2020 awards dinner was to have taken place in April 2021. Because of the global pandemic, that ...

Town-wide Celebration Planned in Belleville on June 19 for Opening of Clearman Field

June 18, 2021

BELLEVILLE, NJ — An estimated 2,000 people, music, games and plenty of hot dogs will be on hand at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 19, when the entire community is invited to cut the ribbon for the opening of a $3 million sports complex.

The Belleville Board of Education is creating a fun-filled, family-focused party on Saturday to mark the completion of a major renovation of Clearman ...

Rutgers Football Returns to Full Capacity at SHI Stadium

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ —Rutgers football will be welcoming fans in full attendance when it opens the 2021 season at SHI Stadium. The announcement follows updated state guidance allowing outdoor venues to operate at full capacity.

The Scarlet Knights will host six home games during the 2021 season, including a primetime kickoff against Temple University to start the Labor Day Weekend on ...

Nutley Softball Falls in Sectional Final To Cranford, 4-0; Finishes 2021 with 22-5 Mark

NUTLEY, NJ - It may not have been the ending the Nutley High softball team wanted, but its season - which concluded Saturday -was still a highly successful one.

Nutley, top-seeded and No. 17 ranked team in the state, dropped a 4-0 decision to sixth-seeded Cranford in the championship game of the NJSIAA North Jersey, Section 2, Group 3 tournament at Yantacaw Park in Nutley.

Cranford ...

Nutley Resident Targeted in Attempted Mortgage Refinance Scam

June 20, 2021

NUTLEY, NJ — A resident filed a report with the Nutley Police Department this past Tuesday regarding an attempted mortgage refinance fraud.

The intended victim was contacted by someone from “Loan Tree Mortgage Company” regarding what they said was the default of their mortgage. The "sales pitch" offered the target the opportunity to become part of a “COVID ...

Paterson Crash Claims Life of Clifton Woman, 7 Others Injured

PATERSON, NJ - A Clifton woman is dead and seven others were injured after a motor vehicle crash on Route 19 South in Paterson on Saturday.

According to Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes and Paterson Police Chief Ibrahim Baycora, a 2017 Toyota Rav 4 collided with a 2017 Toyota Rav 4 near mile marker 2.4 at approximately 2:02 p.m.

One of the passengers of the Kia Optima, identified ...

Overdose Patient Saved by Quick Action by Nutley Police Department Officers

NUTLEY, NJ — A combination of good training and quick action taken by officers of the Nutley Police Department stopped what may have become a tragic situation for an overdose patient.

On Thursday, June 17, officers responded to a call from a patron of Franklin Ave restaurant regarding the possible overdose of a friend. Upon arrival, police found a 26-year-old male was found in the ...

Allergy Alert: JUST Egg Plant Based Bites Recalled Due to Undeclared Allergens

June 21, 2021

JUST egg flavored plant-based bites are being recalled to undeclared allergens, announced Cuisine Solutions. The company announced the recall of a limited number of 2 pouch packages because the packages may contain an incorrect sealed pouch containing whole egg and milk products, they said.

The 8.4 oz recalled products have “Best Before” dates from FEB-22-2022 to APR-09-2022.  ...

Summer Drink Recipe: Energizing Strawberry Mojito

Who said cocktails couldn't be healthy? Try this energizing and delicious summer cocktail, created by The Chambers Center for Well Being nutritionist, Sharon.

Energizing Strawberry Mojito Recipe:

Strawberry Mojito: 1 serving

2 strawberries- fresh or frozen

4 small mint leaves

1 lime wedge

1/3 cup crushed ice

1 tsp stevia (if desired)

1 ½ oz. white rum

8 oz.

Summer BBQ Cook-Along: A Virtual Culinary Experience for Adults!

Join the Friends of the Nutley Public Library for a Virtual BBQ Cook-Along

Monday, June 21 at 6:30 PM via Zoom

Learn how to make "Taco in a Jar" and "Greek Turkey Burgers" with special guest Stephanie Bini, RDN

Registration is required. Recipes, ingredient lists and Zoom connection information will be emailed after registration. 

To register and for further ...

On The Menu: Korean Short-Rib Bao Buns at The Oakley in Nutley This Weekend

NUTLEY, NJ — Weekends are special, and this weekend is extra special with  Korean Short-Rib Bao Buns at the Oakley Kitchen available for this weekend only.

Available Friday to Sunday, Korean Short-Rib Bao Buns are steamed bao buns with slow-roasted short-rib, pickled carrots, pickled red onions, radishes and chipotle mayo. There's even a vegan version with marinated ...

Essex County Business Community Honors Local Icon Louis LaSalle at 11th Annual Meet the Mayors

June 19, 2021

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — In addition to bringing together a panel of local mayors to discuss the many challenges facing their municipalities, the Inter-Chamber Coordinating Council (ICCC) of Essex County also recently honored Essex County icon Louis LaSalle with a Lifetime Achievement award upon his recent retirement during the 11th Annual Essex County Meet the Mayors event.

As a ...

NJ Economic Development Agency Opens Community Development Grants to Reinvigorate Abandoned Offices, Malls

NEW JERSEY — In an effort to encourage the revitalization of vacant properties statewide, the New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA) will award 15 grants worth up to $50,000 each to eligible towns, counties, and redevelopment agencies.

The NJEDA opened applications for its 21st Century Redevelopment Program on May 24, allowing interested parties 45 days to submit a proposal ...

Old Navy Returns to Garden State Plaza with a Flash Mob

PARAMUS, NJ - Old Navy opened a new 15,000-square-foot store last weekend at the Garden State Plaza, more than 10 years after closing its former space which now houses Uniqlo.

The grand opening was celebrated with a flash mob by Proyecto NYC Dance Project on Friday, June 11, which began in the mall and ended at the new store. Local South Bronx graffiti artist, VStheworldd, was also on-site ...

Rediscovering 'Lift Every Voice And Sing," The Hymn That Became an Anthem

June 20, 2021

NUTLEY, NJ — As many Americans are only recently learning about Juneteenth, a celebration that has been part of the American experience since 1866, they are also discovering the hymn, “Lift Every Voice and Sing,” a song with roots dating back to 1900. 

When NJ Gov. Phil Murphy signed legislation in Cape May NJ in 2020 making Juneteenth a state holiday, many ...

Did you know you can list Service Schedules, Church Activities and other Non-Profit events on the TAPinto Nutley Community Calendar for FREE?

NUTLEY, NJ - TAPinto Nutley invites local civic, non-profit, and school groups to list their upcoming events on the TAPinto Nutley Community Calendar.

 You can submit content through our website by clicking on the “Submit Content” button located in the upper right side of the front page, where you will be brought to a menu where you will find the ...

Bergen County to Open Historic Gethsemane Cemetery for Juneteenth Tours

HACKENSACK/LITTLE FERRY, NJ - In commemoration of Juneteenth, Bergen County will open historic Gethsemane Cemetery in Little Ferry to the public for self-guided tours on Saturday, June 19 from 1 to 4pm. The public viewing, which is being arranged by the County’s Division of Cultural & Historic Affairs (DCHA) will feature Bergen County historian Dr. Arnold Brown who will be on site ...

Nutley's Braden Somers Wants the Township to Go The Dogs

June 11, 2021

NUTLEY, NJ - Braden Somers has quite the reputation. The Nutley High School student has made headlines several times for her community activism and entrepreneurship. Her latest project involves looking out for some of the most vulnerable members of the community and their companions. 

During the height of the global COVID-19 pandemic, Somers heard several news reports regarding families ...

START Pet of the Week: Meet Daysha

LITTLE FALLS, NJ - Daysha is this week's Save The Animals Rescue Team (START) Pet of the Week. Dasha is looking forward to finding her forever home.

Daysha is a long haired beauty that was found in one of START’s cat managed colonies.

START volunteers did not realize she was friendly until she was trapped to get spayed. At that point Daysha tested positive ...

START Pet of the Week: Meet Caroline

LITTLE FALLS, NJ - Caroline is this week's Save The Animals Rescue Team (START) Pets of the Week. She is looking forward to finding her forever home.

Caroline likes staring out the window and dislikes the warlock’s curse that transformed her into a black cat! Caroline thinks that some superstitious people do not like black cats.

Her foster mom reassures her ...

Autumn Made An Appearance on Ridge Road in Nutley, Her Humans Hope to Find Her Soon

NUTLEY, NJ - Autumn, an indoor cat who makes her home on Ridge Rd., got out and is believed to be lost. Her humans miss her and hope to welcome her home soon.

Her humans live on Ridge Rd. between Mountainview and Newman. She is most likely still in that area. 

According to Autumn's human, she does answer to her name. She is a very friendly and affectionate cat.

Please reach out ...

Bloomfield Welcomes Lion Gate Park

June 14, 2021

BLOOMFIELD, NJ--Monday morning, Bloomfield Township held a ribbon cutting ceremony for its newest natural resource amenity Lion Gate Park, which serves as an active recreational park and environmental restoration. The Lion Gate Park project is the culmination of nearly two decades of work by the township to acquire the property and build a sustainable park.

A tent was set up to keep those in ...

2.4 Magnitude Earthquake felt 3 KM South of Tuckerton NJ

Tuckerton, NJ - Some local residents reported being shaken this Wednesday morning, as Earthquake Alerts System reported a magnitude 2.4 quake struck south of the area at 7:52am.  Dozens of people reported slight tremors, but no damage has been claimed from the incident.

According to the NJ Department of Environmental Protection, Division of Water and Geoscience New Jersey ...

Newark Places Top 100 Cities in America for Best Parks

NEWARK, NJ — The city of Newark may be an urban hub, but the parks that dwell within its storied concrete and brick buildings were recognized among the best in the country. 

The Trust for Public Land, a coalition that promotes conservation and health of parks and green space, placed Newark at 42nd on its top 100 ParkScore annual rankings. The city was cited for having ...

Mayor Venezia Unanimously Re-Elected as Bloomfield Democratic Chair

June 16, 2021

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Mayor Michael Venezia was unanimously re-elected tonight as the Chairman of the Bloomfield Democratic County Committee. Mayor Venezia has served as Chairman since 2016, helping lead the party to victories on the local level with full control of the Township Council and to producing large turnouts to help elect representatives such as Governor Phil Murphy, County Executive ...

New Jersey's Peruvian Community Keeps Close Eye on Hotly Contested Presidential Election

PATERSON, NJ - In one of the most historic, and nail-biting, Presidential elections in the nation’s history, Peruvian presidential candidate Pedro Castillo currently holds a .2% narrow lead against candidate Keiko Fujimori.

This past Sunday more than 20,000 Peruvian voters cast their votes at the Meadowlands Exposition Center. Prior to election day, there was continued fierce ...

ELECTION ROUNDUP: Learn Local Election Results Throughout New Jersey

Amid statewide primary election contests, New Jersey also hosted dozens of local races Tuesday. Here is a roundup of various New Jersey local election results as reported by TAPinto franchises across the state:

Cranford Election: Kate Rappa Defeats Incumbent Tom Hannen, Jr. in Democrat Primary

Newcomer defeats an incumbent in this township committee primary election, advancing to face a GOP ...

Memories of Paris: Dining on Tartes au Citron during Covid-19

June 19, 2021

New York, NY—This past spring, my partner and I planned to vacation with friends in Provence. To minimize jet lag, we decided to spend two days walking Paris’ 37 bridges (about eight miles), before taking the TGV to Avignon. Ever since Covid-19 ruined those plans, we’ve been living vicariously on our memories of France, dining on meals inspired by my career as a professional ...

Ol' Blue Eyes In Bronze: Hoboken To Install Sinatra Statue On The Waterfront

HOBOKEN, NJ - "It's Sinatra's World, We Just Live In It..."

Here in Hoboken, Sinatra's legacy will loom even larger—as officials announce plans to install a Sinatra Statue, in the amphitheater at Sinatra Park, located on Sinatra Drive, along the city's scenic waterfront.

Frank often spoke of growing up in Hoboken, standing on the Hudson River's western ...

$820,000 NJ DOT Grant Will Make Area Around Paterson's Great Falls More Walkable

PATERSON, NJ - An $820,000 award from the NJ Department of Transportation will make the area around the Great Falls more walkable, Mayor Andre Sayegh announced this past week. It will also add to the aesthetic appeal of the area officials hope will continue to attract visitors as a means of spurring the much heralded renaissance of Paterson. 

“This is where Paterson was born,” ...

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

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

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

Turtle Back Zoo to Hold Second Vaccination Event on June 26

June 21, 2021

WEST ORANGE, NJ — As an incentive to get vaccinated, COVID-19 vaccinations will be given at Essex County Turtle Back Zoo and anyone who gets their first dose of a coronavirus vaccine at the “I Got Vaccinated at Turtle Back Zoo!” will receive a voucher for one free admission to the zoo.

This will be the second time the promotion will be held; on June 5, a total of 73 ...

Nutley Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program Vouchers Available at the Market

The Nutley Health Department will be accepting applications for the 2021 Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program Vouchers at the Nutley Farmers Market every Sunday beginning June 20th, between the hours of 9am and 1pm.  The Market is located in Municipal Lot #9 – 537 Franklin Avenue. 

As per the U.S. Department of Agriculture Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program guidelines, ...

Save The Date: July 6 Nutley Blood Drive in Honor of Anne Rotonda

NUTLEY – Commissioner John V. Kelly and the Nutley Department of Public Affairs are pleased to partner with Vitalant Blood Services of New Jersey to conduct a Nutley Community Blood Drive on Tuesday, July 6, 2021, in honor of Nutley resident Anne Rotonda. 

If you would like to schedule an appointment, please click on the following ...

Official Notice: Nutley Board of Education In-Person Meetings

June 18, 2021

In accordance with the Open Public Meetings Act, P.L. 1975c. 231, this is to advise that the Nutley Board of Education will hold Public Meetings at 6:30 pm in the John H. Walker Middle School auditorium.

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

Township of Nutley COVID-19 Update June 3, 2021

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

Total COVID-19 cases in Nutley
COVID-19 Test Center

COVID-19 Total Cases as of June 3, 2021
Essex County has reported a total of 3,023 cases and 66 deaths as of today.
This is an increase of 8 cases and 2 deaths since the last alert on 5/18/2021.

COVID-19 Test Center at 44 ...

Upcoming Essex County Coronavirus Testing Sites, June 22 and 26

June 21, 2021

For Appointments, Visit www.EssexCOVID.org or call 973-877-8456

Essex County, NJ —COVID-19 testing will be conducted every Tuesday and Saturday in Newark and West Orange. The tests are being offered to Essex County residents free of charge. To make an appointment, please visit www.EssexCovid.org or call 973-877-8456.

Free testing will be offered as follows:

Days ...

Bloomfield Celebrates 156th Anniversary of Juneteenth

BLOOMFIELD, NJ – Bloomfield’s two-day Juneteenth celebration continued Saturday, June 19 with a morning opening ceremony on the front steps of Bloomfield High School.

The ceremony included the reading of the Juneteenth Proclamation and comments from township officials, community leaders and students.

“We are happy to be here with everyone again, as last night’s ...

In the Weeds: Jersey City Council Debates How to Spend Marijuana Tax Dollars

June 21, 2021

JERSEY CITY, NJ - Despite disagreements on how anticipated tax receipts from the sale of legal marijuana should be used, an ordinance on the matter is expected to go to second reading in July, clearing the way for the implementation of the tax.

The city has until Aug. 21 to enact ordinances on cannabis establishments, including how many will be allowed and where, a cutoff date set when Gov.

Juneteenth Will Be Celebrated as a State Holiday for the First Time Today

NEW JERSEY, NJ - Today, June 18, the state of New Jersey, for the first time, will celebrate Juneteenth as a state holiday. 

"On Juneteenth, we must commit to doing more to ensure equal access to all aspects of society – education, health care, housing, jobs, justice", said Governor Murphy.

In Madison, Mayor mayor Bob Conley proclaimed that the town will ...

Registration Now Open for Nutley Public Library Summer Reading Program .

The Nutley Public Library invites Nutley children, teens and adults to once again participate in their Summer Reading Program with a special kick-off event on Saturday, June 26 from 11 AM to 2 PM. Children and teens who register for the Summer Reading Program can stop by the library grounds and pick up a sign-up goodie bag and an ice cream treat from the "Good Humor ...

Nutley Public Library Events for June 2021

Kanopy - We are excited to announce that Nutley Public Library recently added Kanopy to our digital media collection! Kanopy is a video streaming platform that delivers a diverse collection of 30,000+ enriching films for all ages, available to stream anytime and anywhere. With Kanopy patrons have instant access to critically-acclaimed movies, inspiring documentaries, educational videos, and ...

New Jersey Date Night: Enjoy the Fireworks

June 21, 2021

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

There's nothing better than sharing a blanket with your love as you gaze at the New Jersey sky. With Independence Day upon us, this year we get the value added bonus of taking in the fireworks. Celebrating our country’s birthday combined with a little romance leads us to a fireworks display ...

Behind the Tradition: All About the Jersey Shore’s Famous Salt Water Taffy

NEW JERSEY — When you think of the Jersey Shore, what comes to mind? Boardwalks? Beaches? How about salt water taffy?

The bite-sized candy has a history that stretches as long as the Atlantic City boardwalk itself.

Salt water taffy was introduced on the AC Boardwalk in the 1880s and became known as the first Atlantic City souvenir, according to AtlanticCityNJ.com. Having been ...

Nutley Public Schools Plan for Outdoor Promotions and Graduations for Class of 2021

May 17, 2021

May 17, 2021

Dear Parents, Families, Staff, and Students,

I am so pleased to share that we are moving forward with plans for outdoor grade level promotions for each school and for Nutley High School graduation. Following is a schedule of these events.

As per the Nutley Public Schools’ Academic Calendar, with one snow day remaining, the last day of school for staff and ...

And They're Off

The other day China fired three astronauts into space. This occurred just as Amazon founder Jeff Bezos announced that he too was shooting himself into outer space.

This got me thinking, how did we get here and where exactly are we going?

So today, as a public service, I give to you:

A Brief History of the Race in Space

October, 1957. The manmade satellite, Sputnik 1, sends the very ...

Five Apps That Can Be Helpful While Grieving

Although nothing can replace the love and support of friends or family, sometimes you need to grieve on your own.

Here, we take a look at five grief apps that may help you understand death and the emotions you’re experiencing when adapting to life after the loss of a loved one. We have even featured a few apps that can help children handle their grief.

My Grief Angels

My Grief ...

Juneteenth: Why It Should Be Celebrated By All Americans

June 16, 2021

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

The term is a ...

Accept The New Sex Education System in New Jersey (Opinion)

In 2020, the state of New Jersey adopted new standards for sex education to now include more information on identity, contraceptives, and expectations in relationships. This is a drastic change in the right direction for promoting healthier and safer behaviors surrounding sex. Over the years, New Jersey has constantly been criticized for having a failing sex education system and was even given a ...

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NY Giants and Make-A-Wish Grant Penny's Wish to Tackle Kids Cancer at Hackensack Meridian's Children's Health

April 15, 2021

MONROE TWP., NJ - Make-A-Wish New Jersey posthumously honored the wish of 2 ½ year-old Penelope (Penny), who recently passed away after her courageous battle with neuroblastoma during a private ceremony on Tuesday. 

Penny’s wish was to provide a contribution to Tackle Kids Cancer, a philanthropic initiative of Hackensack Meridian Children’s Health Children’s ...

Why Mixed-Use is Good for Nutley

When last we addressed the Township, we spoke about Prism’s desire to make ON3 a “Mixed-Use” Development. Exactly what is Mixed-Use Development, and why is it good for Nutley and Clifton?

Traditionally, land use planning followed a silo approach meant to keep residences, shops, factories and offices separated. That means uses such as “Office” were ...

First Annual Juneteenth Celebration in Nutley

June 15, 2021

The Nutley Cultural Inclusion and Diversity Council invites all to their first annual Juneteenth Celebration on Saturday, June 19th between 1pm and 4pm at the Nutley Amvets Post 30, 184 Park Avenue, Nutley NJ.

Juneteenth is the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States. Dating back to 1865, it was on June 19th that the Union soldiers, led by Major ...

My Own Little Gay History in South Orange

In honor of Pride Month, TAPinto SOMA asked LGBTQ leader and SOMA resident Gary Paul Wright for his thoughts on living in South Orange:

When Peter and I were living in Jersey City, circa 1995, we received a flyer about musical instruments being sold by the Seton Hall Music Department at rock-bottom prices. Peter really wanted a piano in the house — even though neither of us were ...

July 2021 Events and Activities at the Nutley Public Library

June 20, 2021

July 1-31 – Teen Sewing Workshops – Pick-up a sewing supply kit at the library and work a special project following a how-to video.  For all skill levels:  beginners to experts!  For teens entering grades 6-12 in Fall 2021.  Sign up at teenservices.nutleypubliclibrary.org

July 1-August 14 – Collection to help local animals.  Donations ...

Essex County Commissioner Board Adopts Resolution of Support for State Legislation Prohibiting Detention Facilities from Entering Into Contracts to Detain Undocumented Residents

Resolution introduced by Commissioner Brendan Gill affirms Board’s support of State legislation banning government and private facilities in NJ from entering into contracts with Federal Immigration Authorities to detain noncitizens

(Newark, NJ) – On June 9, 2021, the Essex County Board of County Commissioners adopted a resolution of support for New Jersey State Senate and Assembly ...

Non-profit Succeed2gether Launches 'Pathways Forward' Support Program

Essex County's Succeed2gether launches Pathways Forward, a new program offering wrap-around support for students and their families over the six-year journey from middle school through the first year of college or vocational training. The program is free for low and moderate-income families.

The first introductory session of Pathways Forward will take place on Wednesday June 30th at 6:00 ...

Retro Review: Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe

Retro Review

Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe

When does a civilization begin to rot from its core?  What are the key issues that cause that civilization to die? These are the overarching questions that “the Father of African Literature,” Chinua Achebe, explores in his 1959 classic, Things Fall Apart.

Set in a Nigerian village, we learn that Okonkwo was a leading ...

Lost Girls: An Unsolved American Mystery by Robert Kolker

Lost Girls: An Unsolved American Mystery by Robert Kolker. Harper Perennial, 

2013.

 

I first learned about this “unsolved American mystery,” when 48 Hours did a comprehensive show on the horrific discovery of four bodies wrapped in burlap sacks in 2010. The deceased were discovered on Gilgo Beach, a desolate stretch of sand that did not host excited, Sunday sun ...

Streisand: Redefining Beauty, Femininty, and Power

Barbra Streisand: Redefining Beauty, Femininity, and Power by Neal Gabler. (Yale 

Univ. Press, 2016).

Stephen Spielberg: A Life in Films by Molly Haskell. (Yale Univ. Press, 2017)

 

My family complains each year at holiday time that I am impossible to buy gifts for. This is true because, usually, if I want something, I purchase it myself. They ask me for lists, but even ...

Obituaries

Sep 1, 1948 - Jun 6, 2021
James J. Cozzarelli, Jr., a funeral director and long-time resident of Belleville, N.J., entered ...
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Oct 30, 1999 - Mar 8, 2021
Victor A. Melillo, 21 of Nutley, passed away on Monday March 8, 2021. Victor was born in ...
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The Jaffe Briefing - June 21, 2021

FORKED RIVER – There should be plenty more news today about the proposed state budget, and who may get all those billions of extra dollars. Instead, let’s talk about “Peaty the Peacock,” who is taking Forked River (aka Lacey Township) by storm. The Asbury Park Press notes there have been numerous sightings of the bird this past week. Residents are now squarely focused ...

No Garden Yet? No Worries: Here’s What You Can Still Plant In June

Getting outside to work in the garden is a wonderful way to be physically active and soak up some natural vitamin D from the sun. If you haven’t planted anything yet or you’re aiming to increase your harvest, don’t worry. There are lots of nutrient-rich vegetables, herbs, and gorgeous flowers you can still plant in June. Here’s a list to help you get ...

Take Time To Get Lost In A Story: 5 Book Genres For You To Enjoy

Just as exercising is good for physical health, flexing your mental muscles is vital - especially as you age. Reading daily is a wonderful way to give your brain a workout. It stimulates your imagination, engages your concentration and memory, and allows you to learn something new.

Whether you prefer holding a book, using a tablet, or listening to audiobooks, diving into stories you enjoy is ...

From Ponds to Waterfalls: Outdoor Water Features You Can DIY

If you’re daydreaming about the burble of a stream over rocks or the spray of a waterfall right in your backyard, we’ve put together a selection of outdoor water feature ideas to help you make your dream come true!

While water features may sound expensive or out of reach, there are tons of great do-it-yourself options for everything from flower pot fountains to ponds and ...

Sprinkler System on the Fritz? Tips and Tricks for What to Fix and When to Call

Outdoor sprinkler system on the fritz with summer around the corner? Here are seven tips and tricks for fixing it yourself and when to call the pros.

Assess and Adjust Sprinkler Heads
The first clue to any sprinkler system problem is usually a sprinkler head that’s not performing optimally. Maybe it won’t raise or lower, it’s spraying unevenly, or it’s not spraying the ...

Eat the Rainbow: Why Fruits of Every Color Belong on Your Plate

In general, the bold colors found in fruits indicate a large concentration of antioxidants. These vitamins and compounds perform many different functions within the body, but all antioxidants help reduce “free radicals,” or potentially harmful atoms that interfere with normal cell functioning in our bodies. Eating a variety of colors through fruits will help ensure that you’re ...

Fresh Air and Fitness: 4 Outdoor Workouts for Every Level

Fresh air and fitness – a great combination for any wellness routine! As the weather warms up, consider adding some outdoor workouts to your regular exercise regimen. New surroundings can often make the same moves feel more challenging and exciting, so heading out to your backyard is an easy way to refresh any routine that’s starting to feel repetitive. Here are four great outdoor ...

Citrus, Coral, and Florals: Summer from the Inside Out

As summer swings into high gear outside, bring some of the color and brightness indoors with your home décor. Perfect for setting the mood every day and during special events, summer décor that includes florals, citrus, and coral tones is a great way to transition from the more muted spring hues to the bold colors of the brightest season. Here are five ways to incorporate these ...

Celebrate Dad with These 4 Fun Ideas

With Father’s Day fast approaching and the possibility of gatherings and parties becoming more likely in many areas, the time is perfect for a celebration that highlights Dad’s favorites and creates a lasting memory for family and friends. If you’re eager to plan something special, here are four ways to celebrate Dad that your guests won’t soon forget!

Crawfish ...

Longtime Friends Spreading the News in Bordentown

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - When longtime friends Elizabeth Meyers and Kristin Antonello saw that the greater Bordentown area was in need of a hyperlocal news outlet, they jumped at the opportunity to bring TAPinto into the community.

The two recognized Bordentown as a community that would benefit from a TAPinto site because there was no publication devoted only to local news.

“There was a ...

Shapiro: "Amid Spike in Local News Initiatives, Franchise Model Remains Only Proven Method to Scale Local News"

Cautionary tales have emerged in recent weeks about the inherent risks of entering the local news industry. Poynter recently called out a few of the pain points that new publishers endure, and Columbia Journalism Review suggested there isn’t enough budget to combat increasing political polarization at the local level.

All these potential pitfalls haven’t stopped ...