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Iglay Sisters Emerge as ‘Northeast Champs’ in ESA Surfing Competition in Belmar

May 21, 2019

BELMAR, NJ — Shortly after sunrise this past Sunday, all eyes were on the Belmar 17th Avenue beachfront, where a calm, flat ocean would have been a welcomed sight for many — except for this group of beachgoers.

They were gathered for one major reason — to compete in the final day of the Eastern Surfing Association’s 2019 Northeast Regional Surfing Championship. Surfers ...

Screenings for 2019-2020 Kindergarten Students Begins in Nutley

Kindergarten screenings for 2019-2020 Kindergarten students begin today.

If you are the parent/guardian of an incoming kindergartener who is not scheduled for a screening appointment, please contact the district’s registration office at (973) 320-8494.

 

Rutgers University Unveils Long-Term Vision For Athletics

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rutgers Director of Athletics Pat Hobbs has unveiled a sweeping plan for the university's athletics over the next five years, which could include seeking naming rights for the Louis Brown Athletic Center.

Hobbs' vision, called "The Relentless Pursuit of Excellence," outlines details and quantifying measures toward "achieving determined goals over a ...

Law Enforcement Officials Investigating Possible Mail and Voter Fraud in Cedar Grove Town Council Election

CEDAR GROVE, NJ - Federal and state law enforcement officials are now involved in the Cedar Grove Town Council election over five vote-by-mail ballots improperly delivered to the Newark Post Office and brought forth by The Essex County Board of Elections. 

Election board officials received a letter from an employee at the Newark Main Post Office, which is open 24 hours, stating that ...

Nutley War Memorials Remembrance Ceremony set for 7:30 a.m. on Memorial Day

May 20, 2019

NUTLEY, NJ -  The  Nutley War Memorials Remembrance Ceremony will start at 7:30 a.m. at the VFW Post 493.  Following the Remembrance Ceremony, the Township will gather to honor Nutley’s fallen firefighters at the Public Safety Building at 10:30 a.m,. Both ceremonies will take place Monday May 27, 2019. 

The 100th Nutley Memorial Day Parade opening ceremonies and ...

All of Nutley is Invited to the 100th Anniversary Memorial Day Parade

NUTLEY, NJ -  Nutley will host the township's 100th Anniversary Memorial Day Parade on Monday May 27, 2019.

“The Memorial Day Parade serves as a tribute to honor all of our U.S. service men and women who selflessly and valiantly gave their lives to protect our freedom and liberty,” said Mayor Scarpelli

Nutley Mayor Dr. Joseph P. Scarpelli and the Board of ...

Re-Deme Studio Opening Show Featuring Local Artist Agnieszka Golasik This Saturday

NUTLEY, NJ - Re-Deme Studio invites the community to their first opening show featuring the work of local artist Agnieszka Golasik in their gallery this Saturday.

Everyone is invited to meet the the artist, get a peek at the new space and join in on a hands-on community art project.

The gallery opens at 2 p.m. and the show will continue until 5 p.m.

Re-Deme studio is located at ...

Nutley Board of Commissioners Approve Measure to Continue Redevelopment of Former Roche Site

May 20, 2019

NUTLEY, NJ - An ordinance was introduced to further the redevelopment of the former Hoffman-La Roche site during the Tuesday, May 7 Board of Commissioners public meeting. Public Affairs Commissioner Steven L. Rogers was absent excused.

A public hearing was held for Ordinance No. 3418, to establish a cap bank introduced by Revenue and Finance Commissioner Thomas J. Evans. By statute, the ...

No Progress in 'Path To Progress' Meeting; Sweeney Leaves Stage

NEW BRUNSWICK –  It was scheduled to last an hour and a half. It lasted just over 20 minutes.

Senate President Steve Sweeney rushed off stage Thursday night in the middle of a raucous town hall meeting, unwilling to sit and be shouted down when he tried to hype his "Path to Progress" legislation in front of a pro-union audience at Douglass College's Trayes ...

Belleville Hires Long-Time Municipal Professional as Business Administrator

BELLEVILLE, NJ - The Belleville Township Council has voted to hire Anthony D. Iacano as township business administrator, beginning June 3.

Iacano was selected for the key post based on his extensive experience in running local government, having served as a municipal business administrator in Weehawken, Passaic, Union City, Paramus and Secaucus over a 20-year span. He has also worked as a ...

Registration for Nutley Academic Boosters 'Let's Learn' Program Now Open for Summer 2019

May 21, 2019

NUTLEY, NJ - Let's Learn is the Nutley Academic Boosters' popular Summer Program for kids currently in grades K-6 that takes place from July 8 - July 26 at Nutley High School.

Sessions will take place from  9:15 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. and from 10:30 a.m. to 11:45 a.m..

The program description, courses, costs, and other info can be found ...

Oprah Gives $500K to Lights On, Newark Now Wants to Expand the Program

NEWARK, NJ - Oprah Winfrey's surprise visit to West Side High School on Friday to announce a $500,000 gift to support the school's "Lights On" program could lead to the expansion of the program district-wide.

The program provides a safe space with food and activities for kids to hang out every Friday from 6 p.m. until almost midnight.

Newark School Superintendent Roger ...

McCourty Twins Encourage Rutgers Grads To Chase Their Dreams

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Long before Jason and Devin McCourty became Super Bowl champions, even before they rose to football stardom at Rutgers, they were two 155-pound weaklings filled with doubt.

The takeaway, the winners of four Super Bowl rings between them told some 18,000 graduates at Sunday morning’s Rutgers-New Brunswick commencement, is never fear failure even if ...

TAPinto the Latest Issue of Nutley High School's 'Maroon and Gray'

March 27, 2019

NUTLEY, NJ - The latest issue of the Nutley High School 'Maroon and Gray' dropped today.

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

TAPinto Nutley is proud to share Maroon and Gray articles on our news site. 

 

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

Nutley High School Unveils Wall of Honor

NUTLEY, NJ - The Wall of Honor in Nutley High School is a new wall in remembrance of local veterans who gave their lives fighting for United States. This wall was unveiled on November 30, 2018 with the help of Principal Denis Williams, art teachers Ms. Melchionne and, Ms. Lappostato, and Nutley High School students. “The big piece is to remind citizens of the ...

Rutgers University Unveils Long-Term Vision For Athletics

May 21, 2019

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rutgers Director of Athletics Pat Hobbs has unveiled a sweeping plan for the university's athletics over the next five years, which could include seeking naming rights for the Louis Brown Athletic Center.

Hobbs' vision, called "The Relentless Pursuit of Excellence," outlines details and quantifying measures toward "achieving determined goals over a ...

Jersey Shore Outdoors: The First of Summer Fish Caught Along with End of Spring Season Fishing

LONG BEACH ISLAND REGION - This is the time of the year when Southern Ocean County fishermen seem to enjoy the most. We are still in the midst of catching the spring fish such as striped bass, black drum, and big bluefish. Suddenly, the summer-like fish start to arrive in the form of black sea bass, summer flounder, and even a few weakfish.

Captain Dave DeGennaro of Back Bay Adventures out of ...

McCourty Twins Encourage Rutgers Grads To Chase Their Dreams

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Long before Jason and Devin McCourty became Super Bowl champions, even before they rose to football stardom at Rutgers, they were two 155-pound weaklings filled with doubt.

The takeaway, the winners of four Super Bowl rings between them told some 18,000 graduates at Sunday morning’s Rutgers-New Brunswick commencement, is never fear failure even if ...

Hackensack RiverCreepers Post New Record At World Series Of Birding

May 20, 2019

HACKENSACK, NJ –  Now here’s something to crow about.

After 19 years of competing in the New Jersey Audubon’s World Series of Birding, a three-man team from Bergen County posted a new personal record for the number of sightings during the 24-hour event last weekend.

The Hackensack RiverCreepers – Ray Duffy, Dave Kaplan and Hugh Carola – spotted 131 ...

Nutley Public Library Butterfly Garden to be Dedicated to Grace Viola Saturday

NUTLEY, NJ - The Nutley Rotary Club will formally dedicate the Nutley Public Library Butterfly Garden on Sat. May 18 at 11 a.m. The garden is being dedicated to Grace Viola who was a longtime friend of the Nutley Public Library and the Nutey Rotary Club. 

In May of 2018, members of the Rotary Club of Nutley spent a Saturday morning installing a butterfly and hummingbird habitat ...

Did you know you can list Festivals, Blood Drives, Beefsteaks 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 fhe "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 "Calendar ...

Racist / Anti-Police Graffiti Appears in Essex County Yanticaw Park in Nutley

May 20, 2019

NUTLEY, NJ - A TAPinto Nutley reader stumbled on a racist graffiti in Essex County Yanticaw Park while walking with her twins on Monday afternoon. The chalk message also used a slang term for the police.

Shortly after the message was discovered, the Nutley Police Department was alerted to the message and its contents.

The origin of the link between "12" and the police is not ...

Vandals Target Multiple Locations in Nutley, including Elementary School with Spray Paint

NUTLEY, NJ - The Nutley Police Department is reporting that several township sites, including an elementary school, were tagged by vandals early Friday morning. The department is currently investigating these acts of criminal mischief.

Markings were found on homes, sidewalks and public property. All were made with black spray paint all with identifying symbols.

Locations ...

TAPinto Nutley Exclusive: The Complete Nutley Police Department Blotter, Every Week

NUTLEY, NJ -  Every week since we've launched, TAPinto Nutley has been the only new organization serving the Township of Nutley to publish the complete Nutley Police Department Blotter every week. 

Our team publishes the complete blotter, not just the click-bait stories like "Headless Body Found in Topless Bar,." and we do it every week. Being locally owned, with a ...

Cocktail Discovery: Boulevardier at Oakley Kitchen and Cocktails in Nutley

May 19, 2019

NUTLEY, NJ - Campari, Jack Daniels, and Sweet Vermouth walked into a bar, and they became  the Boulevardier. 

As gastronoms discover new flavors and pairings at the Oakely Kitchen and Cocktails, some classic cocktails, that are 'new to you' are being redicovered by the next generation of Nutley residents. The 'Boulevardier' is fast becoming the most talked ...

Tastes Tantalize at Every Turn for Start of NJ Seafood Festival in Downtown Belmar

BELMAR, NJ — The New Jersey Seafood Festival has a new location in downtown Belmar this weekend, but it’s certainly not difficult to find. Just follow the blended aromas of every type of seafood dish, and it’s sure to bring you to Belmar Plaza, where the three-day event opened yesterday afternoon.

Scores of seafood vendors set up their cooking stations in neatly arranged rows ...

Callahan's Kicks Off The Summer At Van Saun County Park

PARAMUS, NJ – Callahan’s will keep on truckin’ at Van Saun County Park this summer.

As of Thursday, one of the Norwood restaurant’s food trucks will be back at the park, right outside the entrance of the zoo, serving up its famous deep-fried hot dogs. 

“We are so excited to be starting our sixth season here in Paramus,” Callahan’s ...

This Is The Best Burger In NJ, Ranking Says

HACKENSACK, NJ – White Manna has the best burger in New Jersey, according to a newly released ranking.

In its “Best Burger in Every State” list, The Daily Meal wrote: 

"A New Jersey legend, White Manna one of the last remaining diner-style burger joints that arose in the tradition of White Castle. What’s served here is the perfect ...

Downtown Westfield Strives to Thrive in Changing Retail Scene

May 21, 2019

WESTFIELD, NJ – In advance of a clearance sale, the owner of a spice shop on East Broad Street received a sale sign from his corporate franchisor recently that reads, “Going, Going. …”

Marty Silverman, the owner of Savory Spice Shop on East Broad Street, knew exactly what he would not do with the sign: put it in his shop’s front window.

“If I put that ...

Nutley Chamber of Commerce Welcomes RECOVR Acupuncture & Sports Rehab

NUTLEY, NJ - The Nutley Chamber of Commerce welcomes, RECOVR Acupuncture & Sports Rehab, 259 Washington Avenue, Nutley, 973-320-9325, www.recovrnj.com,   alan@recovracupunctureandsportsrehab.com, as a member.

Recovr Acupuncture and Sports Rehab is New Jersey’s premier acupuncture and sports rehab facility. The clinic was founded by Alan M.

Audible Brings Modern Office Space to Vacant Second Presbyterian Church in Newark

NEWARK, NJ - The once-vacant Second Presbyterian Church on the corner of James and Washington streets is now home to 400 Audible technologists and designers.

Preserved stained glass windows now serve as the backdrop for the audiobook giant’s employees, who also get to enjoy amenities like a refurbished bowling alley and cafe. The new office space sits about one block from the ...

St. Paul's Congregational Church Celebrates 125th Anniversary May 19 in Nutley

May 10, 2019

Join us for worship at 10am on May 19th as we celebrate our 125th anniversary here at St. Paul's Congregational Church.  There will be a special worship service - our preacher will be the Rev. Freeman Palmer, newly arrived Conference Minister for the Central Atlantic Conference, United Church of Christ.  Following worship we will have a brunch in Falconer Hall to ...

19th Anniversary Blue Mass Honors Fallen Police Officers

PATERSON, NJ- The bells of The Cathedral of St. John the Baptist rang out over a sea of blue on Tuesday as hundreds of police officers turned out for the Diocese of Paterson’s 19th annual Blue Mass.

Held to honor the lives of police officers lost in the line of duty, Tuesday’s service paid special tribute to Paterson Police Officer Tamby Yagan, 41, who was killed when his patrol ...

Hundreds of Bikers Attend Motorcycle Mass at St. John's Cathedral in Paterson

PATERSON, NJ- Leather and denim, chains and boots were the attire at 11:30 mass at Paterson’s St. John’s Cathedral on Sunday.

Making his way from the rectory to the outdoor altar set up for the occasion on his own 2003 Harley Davidson Road King, Monsignor Mark Giordani proceeded to offer spiritual nourishment to the more than 500 that gathered for the outdoor mass.

This ...

Woodland Park School's Animal Club Members Visit The Seeing Eye in Morristown

May 13, 2019

WOODLAND PARK, NK - The Memorial School Animal Club recently visited The Seeing Eye in Morristown. The students learned all of the phases of the training program which the Seeing Eye Dog goes through from birth to graduation. They also learned what life is like in a typical day of a blind person and their dog.

The cost of the entire program from birth to being teamed up with their human ...

Children Read to Brady the Labrador at Bloomfield Public Library

BLOOMFIELD, NJ – The Bloomfield Public Library Children's Department hosted special program for elementary school students in grades kindergarten through sixth on Saturday as Brady the Therapy Dog returned to listen to young readers reciting from their favorite books.

 

Brady, a friendly Labrador who turns ten in June, helps by letting the school children practice their ...

Montclair Township Animal Shelter Needs a Tub

Montclair, NJ –Montclair Township Animal Shelter needs a tub, according to a release issued by Montclair Township last week.

Rub-a-dub-dub,

Three pups in a tub,

And who do you think they be?

We’re hoping they’ll soon be some of our furry friends at the Montclair Township Animal Shelter.

The Montclair Rotary Club and Trumpets Jazz Club and Restaurant present: the ...

Milburn/Short Hills First Aid Squad Receives Donations of Pet Oxygen Masks

MILLBURN, NJ - When first responders get to the scene of a house fire, pets are often the most difficult to extract. One of the many challenges that Firemen and EMS workers face in that situation is that there is no oxygen mask designed for pets on hand.

Canine Company is looking to change that locally. The organization is partnering with the Millburn/Short Hills Volunteer First Aid Squad ...

Hackensack RiverCreepers Post New Record At World Series Of Birding

May 20, 2019

HACKENSACK, NJ –  Now here’s something to crow about.

After 19 years of competing in the New Jersey Audubon’s World Series of Birding, a three-man team from Bergen County posted a new personal record for the number of sightings during the 24-hour event last weekend.

The Hackensack RiverCreepers – Ray Duffy, Dave Kaplan and Hugh Carola – spotted 131 ...

Volunteers Collect 18 Tons of Trash From Streams and Lakefronts in Upper Raritan Watershed

FLEMINGTON, NJ – The one-day annual Stream Cleanup organized by Raritan Headwaters Association removed 18 tons of trash, litter and recyclables from almost 80 miles of river, stream and lakefront, the group reports.

Cleanup volunteers included individuals, families, scout troops, churches, businesses, civic groups, schools and environmental commissions.

More than 1,700 volunteers of ...

Going Green: Westfield Gets $2,000 Grant for Metal Straws, Reusable Bags

WESTFIELD, NJ — Plastic bags have gotten a beating lately with some municipalities instituting outright bans on their use by retailers and state lawmakers considering what has been called the strongest set of plastics regulations in the nation.

Westfield’s Green Team, however, is taking an approach that does not involve regulation.

It is giving away reusable bags and metal ...

A May Day Celebration for Nutley Seniors

May 16, 2019

NUTLEY, NJ - Nutley senior citizens were line dancing all afternoon at 44 Park Ave on Sunday, May 5. The township’s Parks and Recreation Department held their annual May Day Celebration to honor the elderly.

Seniors enjoyed a buffet of food, raffle games and good music provided by DJ Michael Roselli. Roselli had the seniors dancing the whole afternoon to songs including “Sweet ...

Saint Michael's Hospital Earns Top Award for Patient Safety

Saint Michael’s Medical Center was the only hospital in Newark to receive a patient safety excellence award from a national organization that recognizes hospitals that make patient safety a top priority and provide an outstanding patient experience. 

Healthgrades awarded Saint Michael's its 2019 Patient Safety Excellence Awards, placing the hospital in the top 10 percent of all ...

Pallone, Rutgers Cancer Institute of NJ Official Push for Asbestos Ban

HIGHLAND PARK, N.J. – Congressman Frank Pallone Jr. is calling for a ban on asbestos, a “toxic and deadly” substance he said most people are surprised to learn is still used in construction today.

“Today, asbestos exposure still claims the lives of about 40,000 Americans every year,” Pallone said. “Enough is enough – it’s time to fully ban this ...

Law Enforcement Officials Investigating Possible Mail and Voter Fraud in Cedar Grove Town Council Election

May 21, 2019

CEDAR GROVE, NJ - Federal and state law enforcement officials are now involved in the Cedar Grove Town Council election over five vote-by-mail ballots improperly delivered to the Newark Post Office and brought forth by The Essex County Board of Elections. 

Election board officials received a letter from an employee at the Newark Main Post Office, which is open 24 hours, stating that ...

Cedar Grove Councilman Kumburis' Late Night Post-Election Visit Angers Resident

CEDAR GROVE, NJ - According to Cedar Grove Township ordinance 190-14 soliciting, peddling and canvassing shall only be conducted during the hours of 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.  That did not stop Councilman Harry Kumburis, who lost re-election by 33 votes on Tuesday, from knocking on doors after 10 p.m., allegedly targeting voters who had requested a vote-by-mail ballot but not ...

Local Elections: Election and Advertisement Policies for All Candidates

NUTLEY, NJ - Local news is more important than ever during the election season. Local news outlets play an important role in helping readers sift through both information and misinformation. TAPinto readers can count on objective news that is fair to the candidates and the readers who may choose to vote. By reference, the candidates, their campaign workers and the public can read ...

New Jersey Equine Artists’ Association Show opens June 9 In Stockton

May 21, 2019

STOCKTON, N.J. — The New Jersey Equine Artists’ Association's 2019 Invitational Exhibit of equine art by local/regional artists, “NJEAA Art of the Horse,” will open on June 9.

A public reception and an opportunity to meet the artists will be on opening day from 2 to 4 p.m. at Prallsville Mills, 33 Risler Street, Stockton., N.J. 

About 3:30 p.m. noted author, ...

Tick Control Bill Takes a Step Forward In New Jersey Legislature

TRENTON, N.J. — A bill that would provide $250,000 to help develop method of tick control was voted out of committee on May 16.

The Assembly Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee made some amendments, before releasing Assembly Bill No. 5160. There is no Senate version of the bill as of May 20.

This bill, as amended, requires the State Mosquito Control Commission to ...

N.J.-Based Trainer Will Ride With, And Coach Maccabi USA Team In Hungary

WEST GROVE, Pa. — Rebecca Cord of West Grove, Pa., will not only represent the USA as an athlete at the 2019 European Maccabi Games, she’ll be coaching the team as well.

The Maccabi Games bring together Jewish athletes from around the world for competition as well as to celebrate Jewish unity, culture and heritage, while gaining valuable team competition experience.

Among the ...

Marking a First in 21 years for Westfield, Home Gets Historic Designation

May 14, 2019

WESTFIELD, NJ — A two-and-a-half story Queen Anne style home built in the 1890s has been restored to its original design, and with a recent local historic designation is anticipated to stay that way.

Robert Newell and his wife, Pamela, purchased the house on Clark Street in 1991 and have since restored it to nearly the same condition it was during its youth, Newell said during a ...

National Public Gardens Day at Morristown's Macculloch Hall; Sat. May 11

MORRISTOWN, NJ - It is spring at Macculloch Hall. New exhibitions as well as beautiful flower gardens are ready for public enjoyment. To start, Macculloch Hall is inviting the community to National Public Gardens Day on Saturday May 11 from 10am - 1pm. The event is free and open to the public.

Visitors can enjoy the gardens as well as family activities including a presentation from ...

Reduce Maintenance and Increase Success with Self-Watering Gardens

Raised beds and containers expand our planting options. They allow us to grow edible and ornamental plants even where there is no plantable space to garden.  Use them to make planting, tending and harvesting convenient by bringing the garden to your back door. And fill them with pollinator-friendly plants to enjoy the colorful hummingbirds and butterflies that visit and flit past the window, ...

Denville Principal Charged with Attempted Sexual Assault and More

May 17, 2019

DENVILLE, NJ -- The principal of a Denville middle school is facing charges including attempted sexual assault of a student, according to authorities.

The man, Paul Iantosca, 52, who is principal of Valleyview Middle School, was charged with one count of luring, one count of attempted sexual assault and one count of endangering the welfare of a child, said Morris County Prosecutor Fredric ...

Fun Home Lawsuit: Watchung Hills High School Sued Over Book

WARREN, NJ - One year ago,  Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic, a 2006 graphic memoir by the American cartoonist Alison Bechdel, was the source of controversy at Watchung Hills Regional High School. Now a lawsuit has been filed against the Watchung Hills Board of Education, the Board President, the Superintendent, Principal, Director of Curriculum, Supervisor Of English, ...

Governor Murphy Taps Faith Leaders Support For Criminal Justice Reform

NEWARK, NJ - Two weeks after the governor’s office released a statement announcing a new secure youth residential center in North Jersey, Governor Phil Murphy stood before a crowd of Black, Christian faith leaders and members at the African Methodist Episcopal Church New Jersey Annual Conference asking for support, ensuring that his vision for a progressive state includes ...

Audible Brings Modern Office Space to Vacant Second Presbyterian Church in Newark

May 18, 2019

NEWARK, NJ - The once-vacant Second Presbyterian Church on the corner of James and Washington streets is now home to 400 Audible technologists and designers.

Preserved stained glass windows now serve as the backdrop for the audiobook giant’s employees, who also get to enjoy amenities like a refurbished bowling alley and cafe. The new office space sits about one block from the ...

Owner of Center City Mall Proposes Downtown Sports and Entertainment Arena to Revitalize Paterson's Downtown

PATERSON, NJ - “There is a great deal of potential in the First Ward,” Councilman Michael Jackson told a crowd of approximately 25 that gathered at his invitation at his Downtown restaurant in January. “We are on the cusp of breaking it wide open, of getting shovels in the ground and going vertical.”

With Paterson officials working overtime to vet potential projects ...

Garden State Plaza Seeks To Transform Itself Into 'Town Square'

PARAMUS, NJ – On Wednesday, Westfield Garden State Plaza, the largest mall in New Jersey, announced plans to transform several acres of its parking lots into a mixed-use town center.

Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield unveiled its big news on the anniversary of the mall’s grand opening more than six decades ago, saying it’s “a bold vision that will enhance Garden State ...

Fuel Pumps, Convenience Store, Restrooms Reopen at Parkway’s Monmouth Service Area

May 16, 2019

WALL, NJ — Motorists can now fuel up, and visit the convenience store and restroom facilities at the new Monmouth Service Area on the Garden State Parkway, according to the New Jersey Turnpike Authority.

The facility’s main building, which will include a Shake Shack, Auntie Anne's, Starbucks and Z-Mart, is expected to be open by Memorial Day.

The Wall-based service stop at ...

Callahan's Kicks Off The Summer At Van Saun County Park

PARAMUS, NJ – Callahan’s will keep on truckin’ at Van Saun County Park this summer.

As of Thursday, one of the Norwood restaurant’s food trucks will be back at the park, right outside the entrance of the zoo, serving up its famous deep-fried hot dogs. 

“We are so excited to be starting our sixth season here in Paramus,” Callahan’s ...

NJ Seafood Festival to Dock in Downtown Belmar This Weekend

BELMAR, NJ — The New Jersey Seafood Festival in Belmar is certainly living up to its name, as the three-day event rolls into the borough’s downtown district this weekend.

From May 17 through May 19, a host of Belmar restaurants will offer a bounty of palate-pleasing selections from the sea at the festival’s new venue — the Pyanoe Plaza parking lot, centrally located ...

2nd Annual Bayonne Food Truck Festival Set for Saturday

BAYONNE, NJ - Thirty food vendors offering a variety of cuisines including Italian, Korean, Greek, Polish, Thai, Cuban, and American will be on hand for the City of Bayonne’s 2nd Annual Food Truck Festival.

Being held in honor of Bayonne’s 150th anniversary the special event will take place on Saturday, May 18, on Avenue E between 22nd and 24th Streets  from 12:00 p.m. until ...

Paterson Museum Celebration of 150th Anniversary of the Completion of the Transcontinental Railroad to Continue Saturday

PATERSON, NJ - The newly created Paterson Museum Foundation kicked off two days of festivities in commemoration of the 150th Anniversary of the completion of the Transcontinental Railroad on Friday.  

In honor of the part that the City of Paterson played in the historical event, Paterson Mayor Andre Sayegh and former Mayor Pat Kramer took turns pounding in a golden stake in front of ...

Australian Grass Parakeets Invite You to Visit Them at Turtle Back Zoo

WEST ORANGE, NJ - The aviary, home of more than 500 Australian Grass Parakeets, is now open at Essex County Turtle Back Zoo. 

The aviary, part of the Australian Outback area, allows zoo guests to walk among free-flying birds. For $2, guests can purchase a food stick, allowing the colorful birds to eat from their hands. 

The aviary is also home to Laughing Kookaburras and ...

Tourism: A Visit to the Pensacola Lighthouse and Museum

April 21, 2019

PENSACOLA, FL - As you drive west towards Gulf Shores, AL, a billboard looms, beckoning you to visit the Pensacola Lighthouse and Museum. You make the left turn, and drive until you see a structure that says Naval Air Station. 

There, you are greeted by an armed guard who needs to see identification. It’s a bit intimidating, to be truthful. After telling the guard you are there to ...

Guggenheim Terrace: A New Daniel Island Venue for Culture and Community in South Carolina

DANIEL ISLAND, SC -  In the heart of downtown Daniel Island, a new outdoor destination known as Guggenheim Terrace is now available as a venue for cultural and community events. The Thursday afternoon Farmers Market is planned for the space, as well as concerts, festivals, and gatherings. The central plaza, located at 200 Seven Farms Drive, was revamped through funding from a grant from the ...

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Registration for Nutley Academic Boosters 'Let's Learn' Program Now Open for Summer 2019

May 21, 2019

NUTLEY, NJ - Let's Learn is the Nutley Academic Boosters' popular Summer Program for kids currently in grades K-6 that takes place from July 8 - July 26 at Nutley High School.

Sessions will take place from  9:15 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. and from 10:30 a.m. to 11:45 a.m..

The program description, courses, costs, and other info can be found ...

Nutley War Memorials Remembrance Ceremony set for 7:30 a.m. on Memorial Day

NUTLEY, NJ -  The  Nutley War Memorials Remembrance Ceremony will start at 7:30 a.m. at the VFW Post 493.  Following the Remembrance Ceremony, the Township will gather to honor Nutley’s fallen firefighters at the Public Safety Building at 10:30 a.m,. Both ceremonies will take place Monday May 27, 2019. 

The 100th Nutley Memorial Day Parade opening ceremonies and ...

Notice of Special Meeting of Nutley Board of Education

May 16, 2019

May 15, 2019

Ms. Eleni Pettas
Municipal Clerk
Township of Nutley
1 Kennedy Drive
Nutley, NJ 07110

Dear Ms. Pettas:

In accordance with the Open Public Meetings Act, P.L. 1975c. 231, this is to advise that the Nutley Board of Education will hold a Special Meeting on Tuesday, May 28, 2019 at 6:30 PM in the JHWMS Media Center.

Upon opening the meeting, the Board will ...

SUNSHINE NOTICE: Planning Board Special Meeting - Wednesday, May 22, 2019

TOWNSHIP OF NUTLEY
ONE KENNEDY DRIVE
NUTLEY, NEW JERSEY 07110

SUNSHINE NOTICE
SPECIAL MEETING FOR A
A SITE PLAN REVIEW

PLANNING BOARD

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE the Planning Board will hold a special meeting on Wednesday, May 22, 2019 at 7:00 P.M.

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the purpose of this special meeting is to conduct a site plan review and consideration for approval of ...

REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS FOR CICCOLINI REDEVELOPMENT STUDY

REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS

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CICCOLINI REDEVELOPMENT STUDY

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a fair and open process in accordance with N.J.S.A. 19:44a-20.5, sealed proposals will be received by the Township of Nutley Planning Board (“Planning Board”) at its offices at One Kennedy Drive, 3 rd Floor Commission Chambers Nutley, New Jersey 07110 on Wednesday, ...

Upcoming Events

Tue, May 21, 7:00 PM

Adult School Dept of Montclair Public Library, Montclair

Mourning, Melancholy and the Afterlife of Romeo ...

Arts & Entertainment

Wed, May 22, 7:30 PM

Cedar Grove Public Library, Cedar Grove

History of Inventing in New Jersey: From Thomas ...

Arts & Entertainment

Thu, May 23, 4:00 PM

Montclair Public Library, Montclair

Mother Goose (Ages 3-6)

Education

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Wed, May 29, 7:00 PM

Adult School Dept of Montclair Public Library, Montclair

Mysteries of Igor Stravinsky's The Firebird

Arts & Entertainment

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Thu, May 30, 10:30 AM

Adult School Dept of Montclair Public Library, Montclair

Four Greek Gods: Demeter, Apollo, Hermes and ...

Arts & Entertainment

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Thu, May 30, 5:00 PM

Ghost Hawk Brewing Company, Clifton

Beer & Cheese Pairing: Clifton Little League ...

Food & Drink Giving Back Sports

Foxes Herald Nature’s Resurgence in Suburban New Jersey

For most of my life the only time I saw a red fox it was probably a raccoon. They have those same glow-in-the-headlights silvery eyes.

But a few years ago, I began to see a once-rare piece of roadkill with greater frequency. No matter how flattened the rest of the fox was, it’s bushy-tail would blow around in the highway draft of cars and trucks as they raced past.

I assumed the ...

A Failsafe in a World of Falling Safes

I subscribe to the “Falling Safe” philosophy of life.

A person walks down a city street, perhaps inexplicably happy or modestly content, or maybe consumed by the routines of their day or bothered by life’s little annoyances.

High above them, in the upper reaches of a skyscraper under construction, work is being done. A crane is lifting beams or huge HVAC units, glass ...

What Parents Fear Most: Losing a Child at a University

The murder of Samantha Josephson by a man she trusted to be an Uber driver, is yet another tragic reminder that when we send our kids off to college these days, the elation of watching them ascend into adult life is tempered by fear for their safety.

Claudia Patterson dropped her son Kenny off at a Rutgers freshman dorm two years ago filled with optimism. He was a smart, popular athlete.

Chalk Art Festival Nutley Time NJ

Nutley Time

New Jersey

Saturday

4/27/2019

A Great Day it was for the (Chalk Art Festival) in Nutley, today., As may as  50 Chalk Art Expressionists 

lining the pathway around the Mud Hole with colorful art they've created.  As I walked through the Festival of Art, all ages

with creations of thought, meanings of how they feel and a togetherness for all who ...

Is This the End of the American Century

May 12, 2019

“ The End of the American Century”

The above title has been listed with a number of journals and other perspectives.  This one above comes from The Atlantic! What was called the American Century really only lasted a little more than 50 years and followed World War II, and our “Best Generation!” In my case, it was my parents or your grandparents. There indeed ...

Stop Playing Along with the PC Police and Stand-Up for Italians

I am writing to you in response to Glen Rock's proposal to make Columbus Day a new day in Indigenous People's Day, and effectively white-washing history for a false narrative that destroys one of the biggest contributions an Italian has given the Western World.

Christopher Columbus, despite his faults, should be celebrated for his discovery of America over 500 years ago, not cast aside ...

Law Enforcement Officials Investigating Possible Mail and Voter Fraud in Cedar Grove Town Council Election

May 21, 2019

CEDAR GROVE, NJ - Federal and state law enforcement officials are now involved in the Cedar Grove Town Council election over five vote-by-mail ballots improperly delivered to the Newark Post Office and brought forth by The Essex County Board of Elections. 

Election board officials received a letter from an employee at the Newark Main Post Office, which is open 24 hours, stating that ...

Newark's Broad Street Renamed to Mayor Kenneth A. Gibson Boulevard

NEWARK, NJ - The late Kenneth Gibson, Newark's first black mayor, once said, "Wherever American cities are going, Newark will get there first."

So it’s only fitting that Broad Street, one of the city’s main thoroughfares that has seen drastic changes in recent decades, was renamed today to Mayor Kenneth A. Gibson Boulevard. Right off the road, you can find Newark ...

Volunteers Collect 18 Tons of Trash From Streams and Lakefronts in Upper Raritan Watershed

May 19, 2019

FLEMINGTON, NJ – The one-day annual Stream Cleanup organized by Raritan Headwaters Association removed 18 tons of trash, litter and recyclables from almost 80 miles of river, stream and lakefront, the group reports.

Cleanup volunteers included individuals, families, scout troops, churches, businesses, civic groups, schools and environmental commissions.

More than 1,700 volunteers of ...

Fair Lawn Annual Pasta Bridge Competition Holds 320 lbs of Pressure

FAIR LAWN, NJ - Everyone who has attended Fair Lawn High School, including parents of those students, remembers the infamous Pasta Bridge Competition in which students create a bridge that can hold the maximum amount of weight in a lesson about physics and geometry.

For the 21st consecutive year, Fair Lawn High School hosted its "extremely popular Pasta Bridge Competition, where more than ...

On3

Nutley Board of Commissioners Make Agreement With On3 Redevelopment Site

March 19, 2019

NUTLEY, NJ - Ordinances were approved to create a financial agreement for Phase IIA of On3, formerly known as Hoffman-La Roche,  during the Tuesday, March 5 Board of Commissioners public meeting.

Public hearings were held for Ordinances 3416 and 3417. The ordinances introduced by Revenue and Finance Commissioner Thomas J. Evans, are pilot agreements and authorize the execution ...

Quest Diagnostics Breaks Ground for Flagship Laboratory at On3 Campus in Clifton - Nutley NJ

CLIFTON, NJ - Quest Diagnostics Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer. Steve Rusckowski led a group of dignitaries in breaking ground for a new flagship laboratory Wednesday morning at the On3 campus.

Before the groundbreaking ceremony, Rusckowski presented the Boys and Girls Club with a check for $15,000. 

The new lab, on the Clifton side of the redevelopment ...

New Jersey Date Night: Ice Cream, You Smile

May 18, 2019

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

Frankie and Annette went on one, as did Gidget and Moondoggie. Archie was known to enjoy one with Betty and sometimes with Veronica, too.  Even Samantha and both Darrins got into the act. If we take a page from the retro dating handbook, you might just want to join the crowd and take your sweetie on ...

Iglay Sisters Emerge as ‘Northeast Champs’ in ESA Surfing Competition in Belmar

May 21, 2019

BELMAR, NJ — Shortly after sunrise this past Sunday, all eyes were on the Belmar 17th Avenue beachfront, where a calm, flat ocean would have been a welcomed sight for many — except for this group of beachgoers.

They were gathered for one major reason — to compete in the final day of the Eastern Surfing Association’s 2019 Northeast Regional Surfing Championship. Surfers ...

Screenings for 2019-2020 Kindergarten Students Begins in Nutley

May 21, 2019

Kindergarten screenings for 2019-2020 Kindergarten students begin today.

If you are the parent/guardian of an incoming kindergartener who is not scheduled for a screening appointment, please contact the district’s registration office at (973) 320-8494.

 

Notice of Special Meeting of Nutley Board of Education

May 15, 2019

Ms. Eleni Pettas
Municipal Clerk
Township of Nutley
1 Kennedy Drive
Nutley, NJ 07110

Dear Ms. Pettas:

In accordance with the Open Public Meetings Act, P.L. 1975c. 231, this is to advise that the Nutley Board of Education will hold a Special Meeting on Tuesday, May 28, 2019 at 6:30 PM in the JHWMS Media Center.

Upon opening the meeting, the Board will ...

More May 2019 Events at the Nutley Public Library

Wednesday, May 15, 22 at 10:30 a.m. - Preschool Story Time. Must be a Nutley Resident. Preschool Story Time is for children ages 3-5. Preschool age children and their caregivers enjoy old and new picture books, create arts and crafts, and meet other children from the Nutley area. Registration is required.

Wednesday, May 15, 22 at 1:00 p.m. – Wednesday Afternoon Knitters. Come ...

Screening of Historic Film "Nutley 1918" To Kick Off Nutley's 100th Memorial Day Parade Weekend

NUTLEY, NJ - Memorial Day 2019 will mark the 100th time that that Nutley hosts a parade honoring those who gave their lives to their country. The parade will take place on Monday May 27 at the Park Oval. 

The weekend of remembrance begins on Thursday with a screening of "Nutley 1918" at the Nutley Public Library hosted by Mayor Dr. Joseph P. Scarpelli. The film will be shown ...

Nutley at War: Film Screening at the Nutley Public Library June 6, 2019

Join Nutley historians John Demmer and David Wilson for a screening and discussion of Nutley at War on Thursday, June 6th at 7:00 p.m. at the Nutley Public Library.

This film was created in 1942 by the Nutley Defense Council and has not been shown in public since 2002. Recently restored footage in this 40-minute film will take you back in time when Nutley organized its ...

Nutley Commissioner Tucci  Announces “Movie Under The Stars” June 7th

Do you remember the days of drive in movies??  The fresh air, the open space.  Well we remember those days too and we are bringing the old time tradition back to Nutley.

The Department of Parks and Recreation is excited to announce Nutley’s return of “Movie Under the Stars”.  Similar to a drive in movie, spectators are welcome to bring a lawn chair or blanket ...

Registration Open for Summer 2019 Nutley Peanut Soccer

Commissioner Mauro G. Tucci announces the Nutley Department of Parks and Recreation will be offering the Peanut Soccer Program again this summer.  This program is open to Nutley toddlers ages three through six and is directed by a professional coaching staff.

Introduce your child to the wonderful world of sports.  There are tremendous benefits when introducing children to sports from ...

Nutley Summer Lacrosse Program Now Open For Registration

Commissioner Mauro G. Tucci and the Department of Parks and Recreation have announced that registration is now open for the Summer Lacrosse Clinic.  This Clinic is open to Nutley youngsters in grades K-4.  This program will be held on Wednesdays beginning July 10th   and will run for 5 weeks.  Sessions will be held from 6-7 pm at Glotzbach Field.  

Lacrosse is ...

Nutley Family Service Bureau announces Families Coping with Addiction Support Group

Individuals caught up in a family member’s addiction are at risk for multiple life challenges, with social isolation and mental health problems among them.

Destructive behavioral patterns such victimization, enabling and codependency can reinforce/ perpetuate the disease’s debilitating dynamics. If you are interested in learning how to break the cycle of dysfunctional relationship ...

Nutley’s 2019 Scouting for Food Drive Smashes Records All To Combat Food Insecurity

NUTLEY, NJ - Scouting for Food smashes its record with 34,046 food items collected for the Nutley Family Service Bureau’s food pantry and the number is still growing. The drive was conducted by the Nutley Boy Scout Troop 147 and Cub Scout Packs 141 and 142 on Saturday, March 30 at Franklin Reformed Church in Nutley.

“This was an exhausting day, but a great way to teach the ...

Nutley Police Department Blotter May 10 to May 16, 2019

May 18, 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

If a call is received from someone claiming that there are warrants out for your arrest, and they supply you with your name, address, and last four (4) of your social, DO NOT PROVIDE YOUR ENTIRE SOCIAL ...

The Jaffe Briefing - May 17, 2019




It is Convention Time! The Jaffe Briefing will be on hiatus beginning Monday, May 20, returning Tuesday, May 28


TRENTON - It is the tale of two governors. There is Gov. Phil Murphy. And there is Senate President Steve Sweeney, who is acting like the governor, in this clash of the titans. Yesterday, Sweeney introduced a sweeping package of more ...

Moms and Dads: Do this one thing to protect your children

April 28, 2019

To all you fellow moms out there (and any dads as well), this column is for you.

We all love our kids, right? And we’d do anything we can to keep them safe. Well, one of the most important things you can do to protect your children is to make sure they’re vaccinated.

I know because as an RN who specializes in infection prevention, I’ve seen children and adults suffer ...

It’s summertime…and these tips can help make livin’ easy for teens with jobs

May 21, 2019

With summer almost here, many students will turn their attention to making money from a summer job. Whether it’s flipping burgers or filing documents, the IRS wants student workers to know some facts about their summer jobs and taxes.

Not all the money they earn will make it to their pocket because employers must withhold taxes from their paycheck. Here are some tax tips young ...

TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® Wraps Up Movers for Moms Drive to Help Mothers in Shelters

TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® Wraps Up
Movers for Moms Drive to Help Mothers in Shelters
Community-Supported Program Aids Moms in Crisis on Mother’s Day

Livingston, NJ,  On the first Sunday in May, moms across the country are deservedly showered with attention on Mother’s Day. Unfortunately, while most moms are being treated to breakfast in bed or flower deliveries, tens of ...

10% Happier by Dan Harris

10% Percent Happier by Dan Harris (Harper Collins, 2014)

 

My beloved sister-in-law, Betty Lenart, passed away last year. She faced death with a unique serenity, deeply dedicated to her Catholic faith. Each year Betty would go on a religious retreat, often located at the Jersey shore, where she would spend several days in silent meditation.  Sometimes I admit, I thought she was ...

The Weiss Sisters by Naomi Ragen

The Weiss Sisters by Naomi Ragen (MacMillan, 2013)

 

Naomi Ragen made her mark in the literary world with the wonderful novel, Sotah, published in 2001. Since then I have followed her career, reading every work. Ragen’s novels are generally about the complicated lives of Orthodox Jews and the decisions that plague some of them trying to balance a religious existence in a world ...

Then She Was Gone by Lisa Jewell

Then She Was Gone  by Lisa Jewell (Atria, 2017)

 

Then She Was Gone  by Lisa Jewell gets top marks in delivering the creep factor to those of us who like psychological thrillers that would have ended up being films directed by Alfred Hitchcock. Reminiscent of the classic The Collector by John Fowles, this haunting tale of a beloved daughter gone missing maintains its ...

Obituaries

Apr 30, 1941 - Feb 4, 2019
A musician who loved being outdoors and solving puzzles Daniel T. Meola. 77 of Nutley passed ...
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Nov 23, 1937 - Jan 27, 2019
Peter C. Scarpelli, 81 of Nutley, passed away on Sunday, January 27, 2019. Born in Passaic, the son ...
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