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Outdoor Dining in NJ Can Return June 15, With Rules For Establishments to Expand Footprint

June 3, 2020

TRENTON, NJ — Garden State eateries continuing to hurt because of COVID-19 will get further relief June 15 when the state will begin allowing for in-person outdoor dining.

Gov. Phil Murphy, in announcing the executive order Wednesday, said he himself has a reservation for June 15 although he didn’t say where.

“I hope folks with some confidence feel they can get ...

Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. Responds to Demonstrations Across The County

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ - Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr issued a statement Wednesday, June 3 in response to the demonstrations being held across Essex County. 

“The peaceful demonstrations held throughout Essex County during the last several days to protest the death of George Floyd is indicative of the respect that the public and our Essex County law enforcement ...

Millburn Residents Hold Black Lives Matter Rally Following Murder of George Floyd

MILLBURN, NJ — In the midst of a weekend of violent protests that erupted in response to the killing of George Floyd by a police officer in Minneapolis, Millburn residents came together yesterday afternoon to stage a nonviolent demonstration on the lawn of Millburn High School.

Approximately 150 protestors waved signs on both sides of Millburn Avenue in support of the ...

Newarkers Protected City from Outsiders Intent on Destruction at Saturday's George Floyd Protest

NEWARK, NJ — By Monday morning, after a weekend of nationwide protests against police brutality that turned to spasms of violence and chaos in many cities, Newark emerged with the distinction of having led a peaceful demonstration of thousands with minimal destruction. 

The city of 280,000, where about half of residents are black, still bears the scars of the 1967 uprisings that ...

Millburn Farmers Market Returns, With New Safeguards Against COVID-19 Spread

MILLBURN, NJ — As the state of New Jersey begins to re-open following the COVID-19 pandemic, Millburn welcomed back its annual farmers market, with a few major changes to keep residents safe.

Among the new measures put in place by Millburn to facilitate the return of the event, social distancing and face masks were required. Those who did not have a mask to wear were given a sanitized ...

Outdoor Dining in NJ Can Return June 15, With Rules For Establishments to Expand Footprint

June 3, 2020

TRENTON, NJ — Garden State eateries continuing to hurt because of COVID-19 will get further relief June 15 when the state will begin allowing for in-person outdoor dining.

Gov. Phil Murphy, in announcing the executive order Wednesday, said he himself has a reservation for June 15 although he didn’t say where.

“I hope folks with some confidence feel they can get ...

Reports: Health Dept. Workers Say Deaths of NJ's Elderly Were Preventable in Letter to State Lawmakers

NEW JERSEY -- Claiming that Gov. Phil Murphy and State Health Commissioner Judith Persichilli could have done more to save the lives of the elderly, a group Health Dept. workers wrote to state lawmakers to say they "have no idea what specific data points the governor uses to make decisions, because he rarely consults with them," according to reports by News 12 NJ and ...

Murphy Emphasizes Collaboration and Trust-Building

TRENTON, NJ - In the wake of days of civil unrest across the nation, Gov. Phil Murphy addressed New Jersey's efforts by law enforcement at collaboration and trust-building with the public while also unveiling a new data point to bolster his decision to move the state farther along its path toward restarting its stalled economy in the wake of COVID-19.

Murphy used ...

Murphy to Allow Outdoor Dining, Hair Salon Appointments, In-Person Shopping

TRENTON, NJ – Outdoor dining and in-person retail shopping will be allowed starting June 15, while personal care businesses such as barbershops and hair salons will be able to open a week later as Gov. Phil Murphy continues to peel away social distancing measures.

Youth summer programs will also be permitted to start on July 6 during what Murphy calls Stage 2 of New ...

More on Day Care, Camps and Pools Reopening from Murphy

TRENTON, NJ – Day care centers for the children of essential workers have been opened throughout the COVID-19 crisis. As Governor Phil Murphy announced Friday, they reopen to other parents on June 15.  Within the next few weeks, non-contact sports activities and youth day camps also may open up. What does all this mean? What about pools?

Commissioner of the Department of Children ...

Joint Statement of the Nutley Board of Commissioners

June 2, 2020

On behalf of the Nutley Board of Commissioners and the Nutley Police Chief, we extend our deepest condolences to the family, loved ones and friends of George Floyd and to people everywhere who are aggrieved by his death.

We, like so many others, have watched the disturbing video of George Floyd’s arrest in Minneapolis, which led to his untimely death. The entire Nutley community is ...

Nutley Mayor Plans To Address Issues Facing Small Business and Public Schools with New Committees

NUTLEY, NJ  - Plans for two new committees under the direction of the mayor were announced during the Nutley Board of Commissioners Tuesday, May 19 virtual public meeting. All five commissioners were present from separate locations. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the remainder of the 2020-year public meetings have been moved online to Zoom until further notice.

Mayor and Parks and ...

'Greatness Begins In Our Backyards' March Planned for Sunday June 7 in Nutley

NUTLEY, NJ - Residents are planning a peaceful rally and march in the township Sunday June 7 with the theme "Hate Won't Make Us Great. Together We Move Forward."

Organizers ask participants to gather near the Frank A. Cocchiola playground at Yantacaw Park Sunday at 11:15 a.m.. From there the group will march peacefully down Franklin Ave. 

The organizers are ...

Social Justice Activists Take To Nutley Memorial Park To Speak Out Against Racial Injustice

June 2, 2020

NUTLEY, NJ - The rallies against racial injustice arrived in Nutley's Memorial Park this week, and it sounded like, a whisper. Unlike the typical rally, with chants and songs, chalk artists took to the paved pathway in the park to leave messages of hope, memorialize those killed, and support to end racial injustice in the United States.

The messages first appeared Sunday morning, on ...

Essex County Summer Concert Series and Fireworks Canceled

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. announced Monday that the 2020 Essex County Summer Music Concert Series and Fireworks displays have been canceled because of the Coronavirus.

“Our Summer Concert Series and Fireworks Spectaculars are much anticipated events that attract spectators from throughout Essex County and beyond. They are an ...

LGBT Pride Month Celebrated in Lights on Nutley Town Hall

NUTLEY, NJ  - Town hall was lit up with the colors of the rainbow flag Monday night in honor of Pride Month.

June is Pride Month in the United States. The month was chosen to commemorate the Stonewall Riot in 1969.

Two American presidents have formally acknowledged Pride month with proclamations while in office: William J. Clinton and Barack Obama. In 2019, Donald J. Trump marked Pride ...

Montclair Leaders to Discuss Racism in America with Police Department, Launch Week of Action

June 2, 2020

MONTCLAIR, NJ - Several groups in Montclair are collaborating to host activities and virtual discussions on race relations in America, according to officials.

In response to national outrage over the killing of a man in Minneapolis, protests and civil unrest has sparked across the nation. George Floyd was handcuffed while police officers kneeled on his body, including his neck for nearly ...

Anthony Montanari of Nutley Among University of Scranton Graduate Class of 2020

SCRANTON, PA - Anthony S. Montanari of Nutley was among the more than 600 masters and doctoral degree candidates at The University of Scranton whose degrees were conferred at a virtual celebration ceremony on May 30. Degrees were conferred to graduates in a group who had completed their academic degree requirements in August and December of 2019, as well as January and May of 2020. A formal ...

Will Schools Reopen in the Fall? Daycare Centers May Provide The Answer

WAYNE, NJ – What will school be like in the fall? The new normal is unknown, but whatever that normal turns out to be, it will be based on lessons learned.  For New Jersey public schools some of these lessons will be learned this summer in day care centers and camps, and may determine if school doors open at all. 

Day care centers for the children of essential workers have been ...

Is COVID-19 a Message from Mother Nature?

May 13, 2020

In today’s society, no matter where you are in the world, it's fast moving and non-stop. This is especially an issue in large, more-developed cities. Because people are always out and about going to work, traveling on vacation or just to explore the world, taking the children to practice or music lessons, or simply going to a friend’s house a few blocks over, pollution is a very ...

The Importance of Journalism at this Time

In December of 2019, the CoronaVirus, now a worldwide pandemic, began in Wuhan, China. Over the course of three months, the amount of cases began to increase and spread to different countries, and eventually, the entire world. As the virus continues to affect millions of lives, it is important that people are notified and updated at all times about the amount of cases and how to stay safe in ...

Rutherford, NJ Bakery Brings Smiles and Support to their Community During the Pandemic

June 2, 2020

RUTHERFORD, NJ -- Stephanie Willoughby spoke with Renee Faris, Chef & Owner of Erie Coffee Shop & Bakery, about her small business in town and how life and work has changed for her during the COVID-19 pandemic.

As the coronavirus outbreak began to take hold in New Jersey, at first Faris set limits as to how many people could be in the bakery, but eventually wound up closing altogether ...

Berkeley Heights Restaurant Creates Mobile Market to Serve their Community During the Pandemic

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ -- Host Stephanie Willoughby caught up with Ralph Acquaviva, Owner of Delicious Heights, a restaurant/bar/takeout establishment, to see how he has managed his business during the COVID-19 pandemic and learn about the initiatives he has established to continue meeting his customers’ needs.

“My dream was always to open up a restaurant,” said Acquaviva.

SpaceX Launches New Era of Manned Space Flight at Kennedy Space Center in Florida

CAPE CANAVERAL, FLORIDA -- Today, SpaceX launched a manned flight into space from Kennedy Space Center. To commemorate the event, we take a look back at our post from last year celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo Moon Landing, which originated, like today's flight, from Kennedy Space Center. The center just reopened its doors to the public on May 28, 2020.  

In ...

Montclair's Stuffed Grassfed Burgers Raises Funds For Minnesota Freedom Fund

June 3, 2020

MONTCLAIR, NJ - Local Montclair eatery, Stuffed Grassfed Burgers, has raised funds to support the Minnesota Freedom Fund. All profit made on May 30 was donated to support the cause of justice, organizers wrote on Facebook. 

This was in response to national outrage over the killing of an African-American man in Minneapolis. George Floyd was handcuffed while police officers ...

Essex County Distributed 1100 Meals to Families in Montclair

MONTCLAIR, NJ - A food distribution event was held in Montclair on Thursday. 

According to Essex County officials, 1100 boxes of food were given to families in need.

Held at the Charles H. Bullock School in Montclair, the event is designed to help families who were negatively impacted by coronavirus. The boxes of food that will be distributed are meant to benefit families who have ...

NJ Human Services Announces $37 Million in Additional Food Assistance

Many NJ SNAP Recipients Will Receive Enhanced Benefits;

June Payments Will Bring Supplemental Food Assistance Payments to $143M Since March

(TRENTON) – Many New Jerseyans who receive food assistance through the state’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (NJ SNAP) will receive additional benefits in June to help address critical food needs related to the COVID-19 ...

NJSIAA Names Two COVID-19 Task Forces for the "Safe Return of High School Sports"

May 29, 2020

ROBBINSVILLE, NJ - The NJSIAA has established a COVID-19 Sports Advisory Task Force to review sports-specific proposals and recommendations on how to return to the field it was announced via press conference on Thursday morning. New Jersey Interscholastic Conference President, and Rutherford Athletic Director Dave Frazier will head the Task Force. 

Frazier will be joined on the Task Force ...

When Will Pools Reopen in NJ? Competitive Swimmers Push for Reopening

TRENTON, NJ -- While parents and students of New Jersey high schools rejoiced in finally getting guidance on graduations at Gov. Phil Murphy's press conference on Tuesday, questions regarding whether area pools will open this summer remain unanswered.

"I will just comment that outdoor pools are still on the list of, they're a little bit more complicated," Murphy said.

Murphy: Graduation Ceremonies Are Back On, Professional Sports Teams Can Start Practicing

TRENTON, NJ - Class of 2020, grab your caps, gowns and get ready for the pomp and circumstance of a live graduation ceremony.

Gov. Phil Murphy announced at his daily COVID-19 press briefing today that outdoor graduation ceremonies adhering to appropriate health and safety guidelines can be held beginning July 6.

"We want them to celebrate and be celebrated by their families, ...

Joint Statement of the Nutley Board of Commissioners

June 2, 2020

On behalf of the Nutley Board of Commissioners and the Nutley Police Chief, we extend our deepest condolences to the family, loved ones and friends of George Floyd and to people everywhere who are aggrieved by his death.

We, like so many others, have watched the disturbing video of George Floyd’s arrest in Minneapolis, which led to his untimely death. The entire Nutley community is ...

Clifton Fire Department Conducting Hydrant Inspections June 2

CLIFTON, NJ - Members of the Clifton Fire Department Engine 2 will be conducting hydrant inspections.

Residents in some areas may experience low water pressure and discolored water during the inspection period.

Inspections are scheduled to take place on Cathay Rd., Broad St., Bender Dr, and Breen Ct.

Murphy on George Floyd Killing: 'We Need a Deeper Well of Accountability and Responsibility'

TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy closed out his daily COVID-19 press conference on Friday with comments about the death of George Floyd, a black man who died after a white police officer in Minneapolis kept his knee on Floyd's neck for almost nine minutes.

"George Floyd should be alive today – not just as a matter of principle or justice, but as a matter of human ...

Outdoor Dining in NJ Can Return June 15, With Rules For Establishments to Expand Footprint

June 3, 2020

TRENTON, NJ — Garden State eateries continuing to hurt because of COVID-19 will get further relief June 15 when the state will begin allowing for in-person outdoor dining.

Gov. Phil Murphy, in announcing the executive order Wednesday, said he himself has a reservation for June 15 although he didn’t say where.

“I hope folks with some confidence feel they can get ...

Millburn Farmers Market Returns, With New Safeguards Against COVID-19 Spread

MILLBURN, NJ — As the state of New Jersey begins to re-open following the COVID-19 pandemic, Millburn welcomed back its annual farmers market, with a few major changes to keep residents safe.

Among the new measures put in place by Millburn to facilitate the return of the event, social distancing and face masks were required. Those who did not have a mask to wear were given a sanitized ...

NJ Human Services Announces $37 Million in Additional Food Assistance

Many NJ SNAP Recipients Will Receive Enhanced Benefits;

June Payments Will Bring Supplemental Food Assistance Payments to $143M Since March

(TRENTON) – Many New Jerseyans who receive food assistance through the state’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (NJ SNAP) will receive additional benefits in June to help address critical food needs related to the COVID-19 ...

NJ Family’s Canned Doritos Unearthed From Estate Sale Featured On The History Channel’s ‘Eating History’ 

JERSEY CITY, N.J. — They say one man’s trash is another’s treasure. 

For vintage food expert Old Smokey and collector Josh Macuga, cohosts of the History Channel’s “Eating History” — a reality show where the men are on a quest to unearth (and eat!) the oldest foods to have stood the test of time — that treasure is one Jersey City ...

Outdoor Dining in NJ Can Return June 15, With Rules For Establishments to Expand Footprint

June 3, 2020

TRENTON, NJ — Garden State eateries continuing to hurt because of COVID-19 will get further relief June 15 when the state will begin allowing for in-person outdoor dining.

Gov. Phil Murphy, in announcing the executive order Wednesday, said he himself has a reservation for June 15 although he didn’t say where.

“I hope folks with some confidence feel they can get ...

Employers can grant paid leave for COVID-19

Under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, employers can grant paid leave for an employee to take care of their health needs related to COVID-19 or to care for their family members. This relief helps ensure employees are not forced to choose between being paid or staying home to care for themselves, a child or other family member.

 

In addition to the relief for employees, ...

Murphy Emphasizes Collaboration and Trust-Building

TRENTON, NJ - In the wake of days of civil unrest across the nation, Gov. Phil Murphy addressed New Jersey's efforts by law enforcement at collaboration and trust-building with the public while also unveiling a new data point to bolster his decision to move the state farther along its path toward restarting its stalled economy in the wake of COVID-19.

Murphy used ...

Pentecost Sunday Celebrated Outdoors at Brookdale Reformed Church, with Social Distancing

May 31, 2020

BLOOMFIELD, NJ - Rev. Susan Dorward led congregants at Brookdale Reformed Church in an outdoor Pentecost service Sunday afternoon.

The Christian holiday of Pentecost, celebrated the 49th day after Easter Sunday, commemorates the descent of the Holy Spirit upon the Apostles and other followers of Jesus Christ while they were in Jerusalem. It is described in the Acts of the ...

Franklin Reformed Church's 'Carts of Caring' Virtual Memorial Day Parade Benefits Nutley Family Service Bureau All Week

NUTLEY, NJ - Each year, members of the Franklin Reformed Church congregation march in Nutley's annual Memorial Day parade as a part of the 'Carts for Caring' ministry. 2020 would have marked the fifth year in a row that the congregants marched to benefit the food pantry operation of Nutley Family Service Bureau. 

Memorial Day is often referred to as the ...

Here’s How Newark Muslims are Keeping Community Alive this Ramadan

NEWARK, NJ — In Islam, Ramadan is a month of celebration, gathering, hospitality, family and friends breaking fast over bountiful meals, often at Mosque with the entire community. 

Given the global pandemic, the collective aspects of Ramadan have been canceled this year. Though iftar may be a little lonelier under quarantine, Muslims in Newark are making the best of a difficult ...

These Best Friends Were Found in Nutley Today, They Probably Want to See Their People Again

May 24, 2020

BLOOMFIELD, NJ - These best friends were found today, Sunday, May 24, 2020, going on an adventure in Nutley NJ.

The pair is very friendly and may be from the same house, but given how friendly each dog is, they may have met up and decided to go on an adventure together. 

The darker dog is an adult female Brindle Terrier. She's sporting a collar, but it there are no tags or ...

Rutgers Expert Explains How to Care For Your Pets During the Pandemic

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - The COVID-19 pandemic shifted many veterinary clinics from routine to emergency-only appointments – leaving pet owners to address minor injuries and basic grooming issues normally resolved by professionals.

Veronica Jones, D.V.M., an emergency medicine veterinarian at NorthStar VETS in Robbinsvile and a 2009 graduate of the School of Environmental and Biological ...

Brookdale Pet Center Delivers 1000 lbs of Pet Food to Human Needs Pantry

BLOOMFIELD, NJ-- Brookdale Pet Center has put their money where their mouth is, or in this case, local animals' mouths.  Back on May 5th we reported that the Broad Street pet shop was raising money to provide 1,000 pounds of pet food to the Human Needs Food Pantry in Montclair, ...

Bloomfield Pet Store Needs Your Help in Keeping Local Animals Fed

Bloomfield, NJ--Like most businesses in Bloomfield and across America, Brookdale Pet Center is seeing the effects of COVID-19.  Knowing that it's not just humans who are suffering during this time, the neighborhood pet store decided that they could leverage their customer base in order to provide pet food for those who are on hard times and may not have the means of doing ...

On Lake Hopatcong: Big Weeds, Little Money to Yank Them

May 31, 2020

ROXBURY, NJ – It’s not even June, but weeds are already reaching the surface in some parts of Lake Hopatcong, a situation caused by a mild winter and one that could be made worse due to a lack of money for weed “harvesting,” said officials.

In a statement addressing the weed growth, The Lake Hopatcong Commission (LHC) noted that the lake “never fully iced ...

Lake Hopatcong Algal Bloom Reports to Be More Nuanced, says State

ROXBURY, NJ – As area residents and businesses wait to see if Lake Hopatcong will be impacted by a harmful algal bloom (HAB) for the second consecutive summer, the state today announced a change in the way it will provide that information.

The state Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) said it will be using a new color-coded health alert index this year “to provide the ...

Bear 832 Visits Short Hills: A Story in Photos

MILLBURN, NJ — Bear 832 strolled around Short Hills on Monday, climbing a tree and hanging out for the day before socially distancing himself from humans. He checked out the bear trap set by the New Jersey Division of Fish and Wildlife but decided not to check in.

The black bear was photographed enjoying his day in the suburbs by Millburn resident ...

Township of Nutley Mayor Mauro Tucci Reflects on the May 12 election

May 23, 2020

NUTLEY, NJ  - In a historic election, Parks and Recreation Commissioner Mauro G. Tucci recently tied with Public Works Commissioner Joseph P. Scarpelli for mayor. This election was unique due to both the tie and also the first to have totally mailed in ballots.

The results of 4,586 for both Tucci and Scarpelli, and Public Safety Commissioner Alphonse Petracco not far behind with ...

Slight Majority Support Voting by Mail for NJ's July Primary, Most Unaware of New Primary Date: Rutgers-Eagleton Poll 

Biden leads Trump by double digits in 2020 match-up in New Jersey

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ -- Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, 54% of registered voters in New Jersey agree that the state should replace its July primary election – usually an in-person endeavor – entirely with voting by mail, according to the latest Rutgers-Eagleton Poll. Forty-two percent, on the other hand, believe the ...

2020 Election Policies : What Candidates and Nutley Voters Need to Know

TAPinto is a network of more than 80 award-winning objective online local news sites. While we accept Letters to the Editor, we do not have an Editorial Page and do not provide our opinion on any elections or issues.  We do not endorse candidates.

Like hardcopy newspaper, television, radio and other media, TAPinto provides opportunities for candidates to advertise.  Such advertising ...

Keeping It Safe and Happy at Your Jersey Shore Summer Rental

June 3, 2020

SOUTHERN OCEAN COUNTY, NJ - The COVID-19 outbreak may mean a glitch in some summer travel plans. Fears of becoming stranded on a cruise or infected during air travel have many holding off on faraway trips. Alternatively, at the Jersey shore, homeowners are getting ready for a full season of summer guests. Many have added some extra steps to their usual protocol so their short-term guests will be ...

Morristown Festival of Books Cancels 2020 Event

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Thousands of readers took to the streets in Morristown last year for the Annual Morristown Festival of Books. Those readers will have to read from home this year, as organizers sadly announced the cancelation of this year's event.

"With great regret, we announce that due to COVID-19, the 7th Annual Morristown Festival of Books planned for October 9 and 10, 2020 will ...

On Lake Hopatcong: Big Weeds, Little Money to Yank Them

ROXBURY, NJ – It’s not even June, but weeds are already reaching the surface in some parts of Lake Hopatcong, a situation caused by a mild winter and one that could be made worse due to a lack of money for weed “harvesting,” said officials.

In a statement addressing the weed growth, The Lake Hopatcong Commission (LHC) noted that the lake “never fully iced ...

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June 4 Set for Next Essex County Emergency Food Distribution Event

June 1, 2020

EMERGENCY FOOD DISTRIBUTION EVENT TO HELP THOSE IMPACTED BY CORONAVIRUS

Event is Thursday, June 4th at Essex County Codey Arena in West Orange

 

Essex County, NJ – One thousand boxes of food will be distributed Thursday, June 4that Essex County Codey Arena in West Orange to help families negatively impacted by the Coronavirus. The program is meant to ...

Admiral Air Tech and Bucco Couture Fund Nutley Volunteer Emergency and Rescue Squad Fundraiser

NUTLEY, NJ - Local businesses Bucco Couture and AdmiralAirtech came to the rescue to finance the Nutley Volunteer Emergency and Rescue Squad's (NVERS) lawn sign fundraiser.  

The squad receives no funding from the Township of Nutley, and instead relies on fundraisers to support the local ambulance corps. With COVID-19 canceling their fundraisers this season, local businesses ...

Township of Nutley COVID-19 Update June 2, 2020

June 2, 2020

The Township of Nutley is providing an update to the community on several important matters, including:

Total COVID-19 cases in Nutley
Commissioner Meeting Thursday
Other updates

COVID-19 Total Cases
The Township of Nutley announced 1 additional known COVID-19 case keeping the total to 496 cases and 34 deaths.

Commissioner Meeting Thursday

The Board of Commissioners will be ...

Township of Nutley COVID-19 Update June 1, 2020

The Township of Nutley is providing an update to the community on several important matters, including:

Total COVID-19 cases in Nutley
State moves to Stage 2 of Reopening Starting June 15
Other updates

COVID-19 Total Cases
The Township of Nutley announced 0 additional known COVID-19 cases keeping the total to 495 cases and 34 deaths.

Stage 2 of New Jersey’s Reopening to ...

Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. Responds to Demonstrations Across The County

June 3, 2020

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ - Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr issued a statement Wednesday, June 3 in response to the demonstrations being held across Essex County. 

“The peaceful demonstrations held throughout Essex County during the last several days to protest the death of George Floyd is indicative of the respect that the public and our Essex County law enforcement ...

Millburn Farmers Market Returns, With New Safeguards Against COVID-19 Spread

MILLBURN, NJ — As the state of New Jersey begins to re-open following the COVID-19 pandemic, Millburn welcomed back its annual farmers market, with a few major changes to keep residents safe.

Among the new measures put in place by Millburn to facilitate the return of the event, social distancing and face masks were required. Those who did not have a mask to wear were given a sanitized ...

‘We Hope and Pray for Good.’ Protesters Mobilize Peacefully in Hackensack Following Death of George Floyd 

May 31, 2020

HACKENSACK, N.J. — It seemed every bit the quiet Saturday afternoon in Hackensack, with the sun shining down from blue skies — until a dozen people holding up signs marching single-file heading toward the Court Plaza made their presence known.

“I — CAN’T — BREATHE!” shouted a protester.

When he followed it up with, “Who matters?” His ...

300 March in New Brunswick to Protest George Floyd's Death

NEW BRUNSWICK. N.J. - Some 300 people gathered at location of the 2011 shooting of a black man by a New Brunswick police officer to protest the death of George Floyd.

Floyd died on May 25 after Minneapolis, Minnesota,  police officer Derek Chauvin kneeled on his neck for more than 8 minutes. 

Floyd's death has set off protests and riots in Minneapolis and other cities.

It ...

Nutley Public Schools Class of 2020 Update

May 27, 2020

Parents, Students, and Residents:

As you may have already heard, Governor Murphy announced that New Jersey high school Classes of 2020 may have outdoor celebrations, which can take place after July 6.

As we get more information on social distancing, capacity and acceptable protocols later today, we will begin planning with the community. We look forward to exploring ways ...

Restaurant Business Down, NJ Distributors Are Selling Straight to Consumers

May 31, 2020

Duck legs confit. Waygu burgers. Andouille sausage. These items from meat supplier D’Artagnan typically would be headed to restaurants, but due to COVID-19 much of it is on its way to homes, instead.

“We got into this because the restaurants disappeared,” said D’Artagnan President Andy Wertheim. “This is a question of finding another way to get the product into ...

New Jersey Date Night: Chicken Restaurants That Sizzle

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

Before you know it, our date nights can actually happen at a table in a restaurant! As New Jersey begins to slowly emerge from stay-at-home rules, couples are itching to get our and experience something hot. How about something sizzling found in a basket, on a plate or inside a bucket?

When it comes to ...

Rules of Engagement

The unofficial start to summer has begun and people are emerging gingerly from their Covid-free lairs like bears from hibernation. And after months living in quarantine without pants or haircuts, the question on all of our minds as we contemplate going out in public is, how is this supposed to work?

Here are some useful etiquette tips to help you open up this summer.

There seems to be so ...

Skills I Thought I’d Never Need Again (Or Ever)

Skills I thought I’d never need again (or ever)

Or how I put my skills to work in this new world

 

Every post-apocalypse movie has this weird combination of technology and pioneer sensibilities. I’ve always thought that odd – if there were droids watching over them, why were they cooking over an open hearth, if you have flying cars why aren’t your stores ...

A Step In The Right Direction

June 3, 2020

Blue Lives Matter was never about protecting police officers’ lives.

It started as a reaction to Black Lives Matter where it was wrongly perceived as an ‘anti-police’ movement rather than a movement critical of institutionalized racism.

In my area and on social media following the events in Ferguson, I’ve seen more symbolism and posts supporting law enforcement than ...

New Jersey Prosecutors Issue Statement on George Floyd Death

Message from the County Prosecutors Association of New Jersey

The images of George Floyd’s death in Minneapolis are deeply disturbing.  Mr. Floyd’s death is being investigated not only by the Hennepin County Attorney’s Office, the U.S. Attorney’s Office and the FBI in Minneapolis, but by the U.S. Department of Justice Civil Rights division, as it should be.

As ...

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Nutley's Prism Capital Partners Donates Stockpile of Critical Safety Gear to Hackensack Meridian Health

March 26, 2020

NUTLEY, NJ - more than 400 DuPont Tyvek Bacteria suits; more than 500 Kimtec bacterial masks; and in excess of 1,000 personal hygiene kits each containing four masks, latex gloves, a disposable thermometer, hand sanitizer and sterile wipes.were delivered to Hackensack Meridian Health’s Hackensack University Medical Center this week after being found in a storage area on the On3 ...

Coronavirus Test Under Development at Center for Discovery and Innovation in Nutley

NUTLEY, NJ -- Researchers at the Hackensack Meridian Health Center for Discovery and Innovation (CDI) are currently developing rapid response diagnostic tests for the coronavirus, known as COVID-19. Robert Menendez, U.S. Senator from New Jersey, toured the CDI lab and called for a stronger federal response to this growing crisis. TAPintoTV spoke with CDI officials as well as their Chief ...

I photographed a George Floyd protest in Newark. This is what I Witnessed.

June 2, 2020

Daniel Han is a freelance journalist, Westfield High School Graduate of 2019 and freshman studying journalism at Rutgers University.

I entered Newark, N.J. on Saturday with shatter-proof goggles, a helmet and camera. As a freelance photographer, I wanted to capture the historic moment of the George Floyd protests, but was also nervous. Footage of Minneapolis, New York and Philadelphia ...

The Impact of COVID-19 on Mental Health is Greater than We Know 

While COVID-19 makes its horrific mark on New Jersey, we at Family Connections are continuing to serve thousands of people of all ages through our dynamic programming. In talking to these clients, we’re hearing increased symptoms among those who already had mental health issues and reports from clients now experiencing new feelings of depression, anxiety and social isolation. We are also ...

Employers can grant paid leave for COVID-19

June 3, 2020

Under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, employers can grant paid leave for an employee to take care of their health needs related to COVID-19 or to care for their family members. This relief helps ensure employees are not forced to choose between being paid or staying home to care for themselves, a child or other family member.

 

In addition to the relief for employees, ...

ESSEX COUNTY EXECUTIVE DIVINCENZO ANNOUNCES CANCELLATION OF SUMMER CONCERT SERIES AND FIREWORKS

Essex County, NJ – Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. announced on Monday, June 1st that the 2020 Essex County Summer Music Concert Series and Fireworks displays have been canceled because of the Coronavirus.

“Our Summer Concert Series and Fireworks Spectaculars are much anticipated events that attract spectators from throughout Essex County and beyond. They ...

Economic Impact Payments being sent by prepaid debit cards, arrive in plain envelope; IRS.gov answers frequently asked questions

As Economic Impact Payments continue to be successfully delivered, the Internal Revenue Service today reminds taxpayers that some payments are being sent by prepaid debit card. The debit cards arrive in a plain envelope from “Money Network Cardholder Services.” 

Nearly 4 million people are being sent their Economic Impact Payment by prepaid debit card, instead of paper check.

Message from Nutley Public Library Interim Director Kiran Patel

Dear Patrons,

On behalf of the entire Staff, Board of Trustees, Friends of the Library and Volunteers of the Nutley Public Library, I would like to thank our Library Patrons for your years of support to your Library and your patience during this last difficult weeks.

We want to you all to know that we are here virtually to serve and support you, your families and our community until the ...

After Dinner Virtual Book Talk with The Nutley Public Library

Adults, join on Wednesday, April 29, 2020 at 7:00 PM for a virtual gathering and discussion online.

The selected book being discussed is Everything is Horrible and Wonderful: A Tragicomic Memoir of Genius, Heroin, Love, and Loss by Stephanie Wittels Wachs.

With your Nutley Public Library card, visit hoopla to download the eBook or eAudiobook, no waiting required.

Registration is ...

The Boy From the Woods

The Boy from the Woods by Harlan Coben. (Grand Central Publishing, 2020)

 

A feral child, a missing teenage girl, and a wise-cracking, sharp-tongued television criminal attorney, and her teenage grandson, Matthew, are the central characters of Harlan Coben’s newest best-seller, The Boy from the Woods. They, along with other characters in the novel, make for a fun and ...

The Good Neighbor by Cathryn Grant

The Good Neighbor by Cathryn Grant (Inkubator Books, 2020)

 Recently I was at a doctor’s appointment and my physician asked if I had read anything good lately. Then she offered a tip to read The Good Neighbor by Cathryn Grant. 

The Good Neighbor starts off with an intriguing Prologue. In fact, the first line of the novel reads, “There was so much blood. It wasn’t ...

Food for Thought by Mark Vogel

Food for Thought: Food History & Science Cooking Techniques  by Mark Vogel.   ( 2020).

Are you suffering from cabin fever, having  been on “lockdown” for a week, facing a future of being housebound for who knows how long? I have a suggestion to help you pass the time in a productive and interesting way, learn fun facts about food, and sample new recipes. Purchase ...

Upcoming Events

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Sun, June 28, 1:00 PM

Dey Mansion, Wayne

Uncommonly Zealous & Active

Education

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Thu, August 13

Garret Mountain Reservation, Woodland Park

Passaic County Fair

Arts & Entertainment Food & Drink

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Fri, August 14

Garret Mountain Reservation, Woodland Park

Passaic County Fair

Arts & Entertainment Food & Drink

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Sat, August 15

Garret Mountain Reservation, Woodland Park

Passaic County Fair

Arts & Entertainment Food & Drink

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Sun, August 16

Garret Mountain Reservation, Woodland Park

Passaic County Fair

Arts & Entertainment Food & Drink

Obituaries

Sep 29, 1974 - May 11, 2020
Charles Edward Roberts III (Rob,) 45, of Glen Ridge, NJ, entered into eternal rest on May 11, 2020 ...
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Jun 17, 1977 - Apr 27, 2020
Lauren Vitiello-Fazio, 42 of Nutley, passed away Monday April 27, 2020. Born in Glen Ridge, the ...
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The Jaffe Briefing - June 3, 2020

STATEWIDE - You can soon drop your kid off at child care as you get a haircut, shop for new shoes, then meet a friend for a lovely outdoor lunch to chat about what summer camp your little cherubs might attend. Just don't dare lift any barbells or swing any tennis rackets, okay? That’s the message ...

Community in a time of Crisis: Nutley Family Service Bureau Response to COVID-19

NFSB’s response to COVID-19 is a community wide effort resulting from vital partnerships with businesses, civic organizations, religious groups, local businesses, and individuals. We are all working together during this crisis. There has been no time in the recent past wherein NFSB’s credo of neighbors helping neighbors has been so tested or held so true. The Board of Trustees, staff, ...

TAPinto Featured Franchisee: Brett Freeman of Halston Media Group

The featured TAPinto franchisee for the month of June 2020 is Brett Freeman, CEO and Publisher of Halston Media Group.  Halston Media Group owns and operates five hardcopy newspapers and utilizes TAPinto as their online platform for their newspapers.  Halston Media Group's five TAPinto franchises are TAPinto Mahopac, TAPinto Somers, TAPinto Yorktown, TAPinto North Salem, and ...