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COVID Funeral Assistance Program Now Open

April 15, 2021

COVID-19 Funeral Assistance Program is now open and will continue through the foreseeable future.

Under the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act and the American Rescue Plan Act, FEMA will now provide assistance for funeral expenses incurred after January 20, 2020 for someone who died of Covid-19 or coronavirus-related causes. The program is an opportunity for ...

Summit's Central Church Awarded National Fund for Sacred Places Matching Preservation Grant

SUMMIT, NJ - Central Presbyterian Church in Summit has been awarded a matching preservation grant of up to $250,000 from The National Fund for Sacred Places, becoming the first church in New Jersey -- and one of only 16 churches nationwide -- to be so recognized through the program, which is managed by Partners for Sacred Places in collaboration with the National Trust ...

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

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 ...

Nutley Contactless Shredding Day Saturday, April 17, 2021

Nutley Public Works’ Commissioner Dr. Joseph Scarpelli announced that the Department of Public Works will be conducting “Shredding Day” on Saturday, April 17, 2021.  This event will allow residents to safely - destroy sensitive material while also recycling.  Cars will enter Municipal Parking Lot 7 behind Bella Luce and proceed to Parking Lot 9 next to ...

Nutley Little Theatre's Readers Theatre present 'Dr. Smarty in the New Normal' Tonight at 8 p.m.

We are very excited for our next Virtual Readers Theatre: “Doctor Smarty in The New Normal” by Andy Reynolds, directed by George Seylaz on April 15th at 8:00 PM.

In the midst of COVID-19, 82-year-old Henry is diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes. Referred by his doctor for nutrition education, Henry reluctantly starts weekly Zoom sessions with 32-year-old nutritionist Sonia.

Over a ...

COVID-19 Cases Skewing Younger in Bloomfield

April 14, 2021

BLOOMFIELD, NJ – Township Administrator Anthony Dezenzo and Department of Health and Human Services Director Karen Lore provided a COVID-19 update and its effects on Bloomfield during Monday night’s Council Conference Meeting.

“We are hoping at this point that we are turning the corner, as in Bloomfield since January, we had over 1,500 cases we had to investigate, and we ...

J&J Vaccine Pulled from County Vaccination Sites Amid Reports of Serious Health Risks

NEWARK, NJ – The single-dose Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine will be indefinitely removed from Essex County vaccination sites after reports of blood clotting experienced in multiple patients around the country has the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Federal Drug Administration reluctant to administer the vaccine further. 

Although the J&J single-dose shot ...

Nutley COVID-19 Mobile Testing Wed. Thurs. Fri. This Week at Parks and Recreation

A mobile COVID-19 Test Center has been set up at 44 Park Avenue. Testing will be available to all Nutley Residents and Town Workers.

The hours of operation will be:

Wednesday, 4/14/2021       10am-6pm
Thursday, 4/15/2021           10am-6pm
Friday, ...

New Jersey Pauses Delivery of Johnson & Johnson Vaccine, Awaiting Further 'Guidance' from Federal Government

TRENTON, NJ — The state Department of Health has directed all New Jersey vaccination sites to cancel or put on hold appointments for the one-shot Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccine — following recommendations by the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Food and Drug Administration.

The health agencies today issued a pause in the vaccine’s ...

More Virus Variants Likely on the Way, Health Officials Warn

With one in four cases linked to variants, NJ’s top medical official says ‘Keep doing what you’re doing and get vaccinated’

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

At least ...

Murphy Signs Legislation Providing $15 Million in Aid to Arts and Cultural Venues

April 12, 2021

Legislation is Part of a $100 Million Relief Package for New Jersey Small Businesses

LONG BRANCH, NJ – Gov. Phil Murphy signed into law S-3521, which provides $15 million in federal COVID-19 relief aid for arts and cultural venues throughout New Jersey. The bill – sponsored by Senators Joseph Lagana, Dawn Marie Addiego, and Vin Gopal and Assembly Members Linda Carter, Angela ...

Record Spending, But How to Pay for It?

Those questions top latest legislative hearing on Murphy budget plan.

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

Lawmakers dug deeper into Gov. Phil Murphy’s latest state spending proposals ...

NJ’s Big Borrowing Deal Comes Under Fire

Now looking at a $6 billion surplus, state treasurer tells lawmakers it was right to borrow $4 billion amid fears of COVID-19 collapse.

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

During testimony before lawmakers Tuesday, Gov.

Nutley Little Theatre's Readers Theatre present 'Dr. Smarty in the New Normal' Tonight at 8 p.m.

April 15, 2021

We are very excited for our next Virtual Readers Theatre: “Doctor Smarty in The New Normal” by Andy Reynolds, directed by George Seylaz on April 15th at 8:00 PM.

In the midst of COVID-19, 82-year-old Henry is diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes. Referred by his doctor for nutrition education, Henry reluctantly starts weekly Zoom sessions with 32-year-old nutritionist Sonia.

Over a ...

Avien Abney, the Gifted 10 Year Old NJ Author

EAST ORANGE/ORANGE, NJ — In January, TAP reported on the Essex County student and teacher winners of New Jersey Association of Gifted Children awards. Now, we are diving deeper into the story of Avien Abney, the winner of the Grades 3-5 NJAGC Distinguished Student Award for 2021.

Avien Abney, age 10, is an honor student at Heywood Avenue Elementary School in the ...

Trivia Starts Tonite, Plus 'Radcliffe Eats' Fundraiser Continues Every Wednesday at The Oakley in Nutley

NUTLEY, NJ - Pub Style Trivia and Radcliffe Easts Fundraiser are on the menu every Wednesday at The Oakley in Nutley.

Radcliffe supporters, come dine with us (or get takeout!) every Wednesday until the end of school, and we will donate 15% of the bill to Radcliffe School PTO

Plus, starting tonight, Pub-Style Trivia! The Trivia University brings us four rounds of lively team trivia ...

International Barbershop Quartet Day: Music Director Deke Sharon and New Jersey's Gimme Four

April 11, 2021

WEST CALDWELL, NJ -- In honor of International Barbershop Quartet Day, TAPintoTV looks back at our conversations with Will Downey, member of New Jersey's #1 barbershop quartet, Gimme Four, and award-winning Musical Director and Producer, Deke Sharon.

Gimme Four is an International Semifinalist barbershop quartet based in Caldwell, New Jersey. Group members Paul Franek, Dave Ammirata, Will ...

Pediatric Chiropractic Treatments Support Overall Children's Health and Wellness

CLIFTON, NJ -- Dr. Michael Magwood, family chiropractor and founder of Pure Balance Center, spoke with TAPintoTV about his work with babies and children. As part of his practice, Magwood works with people of all ages, including younger children and infants. 

Magwood often consults with new parents about trauma their child may have experienced at birth to determine a course of treatment.

NJ Actress and Co-Producer Premieres Thriller Set in 70s New York at the 2021 Garden State Film Festival

ASBURY PARK, NJ -- Heather Brittain O’Scanlon spoke to TAPintoTV’s Executive Producer, Brian Brodeur, about her latest film, which premiered at this year’s Garden State Film Festival. O’Scanlon is the leading actress and co-producer of “Victim No. 6,” the latest production from SOS Productions.

In the film, a woman meets a random person at a New York bar, ...

Nutley Board of Education Accepts $100K Endowment for Melissa's Hope Scholarship

April 12, 2021

NUTLEY, NJ - The Nutley Board of Education formally accepted a check for $100,000 from the 'Melissa's Hope Scholarship Foundation' at the March 22, 2021 open public meeting. 

The scholarship is named in honor of Nutley High School graduate Melissa Anne Centrella who lost her battle with dystonia in 2002. The annual scholarship, established in her name, will be awarded to ...

Nutley Public Schools Named 'A Best Community for Music Education' by NAMM

CARLSBAD, CA - The National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) named Nutley NJ one of the 2021 'Best Communities for Music Education.' Nutley is one of 686 school districts in the country to receive the honor. 

According to NAMM, "the award program recognizes outstanding efforts by teachers, administrators, parents, students and community leaders who have made music ...

Montclair BOE Meeting: Students and Parents Demand the District Toughen Up on Micro-aggressive Behavior

MONTCLAIR, NJ - As schools gear up for hybrid learning, members of the community urge administrators to turn a critical eye toward cultural insensitivity in the district. 

The Superintendent’s Statement of Solidarity, released Friday, states, “the District and all of its staff stand in solidarity with our Asian, Pacific Islander and Asian American ...

Snowdays, Something We May Leave In the Past

February 1, 2021

NUTLEY, NJ - Snowdays are very nostalgic for many current and past students all over the globe. Due to Covid-19, students of all ages have been learning virtually for the past ten months. Now that most people know how to use technology to access this at-home learning environment, it seems that snow days may be a thing of the pasts.

Read the entire article, Snowdays, ...

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 ...

Nutley Board of Education Accepts $100K Endowment for Melissa's Hope Scholarship

NUTLEY, NJ - The Nutley Board of Education formally accepted a check for $100,000 from the 'Melissa's Hope Scholarship Foundation' at the March 22, 2021 open public meeting. 

The scholarship is named in honor of Nutley High School graduate Melissa Anne Centrella who lost her battle with dystonia in 2002. The annual scholarship, established in her name, will be awarded to ...

Stop & Shop Community Bag Program Supports Nutley Little Theatre in April

We have been chosen for the community bag program! Again!

For the month of April, Nutley Little Theatre will automatically receive a $1 donation from each purchase of the $2.50 reusable Community Bag at the Stop & Shop store located at 160 Kingsland Road, Clifton NJ.

This program is designed to make it easy for shoppers to give back to their local communities while supporting the ...

Trout Season Opens Today, April 10 in New Jersey

April 10, 2021

NEW JERSEY -  Opening day of Trout Season is Saturday, April 10 and to celebrate, state waters have been stocked with a half million rainbow trout. For a full list of locations, click HERE

"Thanks to DEP’s Division of Fish & Wildlife, which has been hard at work with advanced trout stocking, New Jersey residents and visitors can enjoy trout fishing while avoiding crowds and ...

Wayne's First-Ever Cornhole League is Looking for Teams - $1,000 in Prizes

WAYNE, NJ — The Wayne Parks and Recreation Department, in conjunction with TAPinto Wayne, is holding the Township’s first-ever Cornhole League. It’s time to find out who is the best of the best when it comes to throwing a bean bag into a small hole on an inclined wooden board.

The league will be hosted by the Taphouse – Wayne on French Hill Road and the Village Inn on ...

Start Of Youth Professional Soccer Training Program In Bloomfield NJ

Wallis Debourou was born in 1993 in a town based in the outskirt of Paris (France), called Orsay. The outskirts of Paris is known for producing some of the very best soccer players in the world: Thierry Henry, Kylian M’bappé, Paul Pogba, or Zinédine Zidane are all from this type of background. A couple years after his birth, Wallis moved back to Benin with his parents where he ...

Essex County Sheriff Faces Challenge in Democratic Primary

April 14, 2021

NEWARK, NJ — For the first time in nine years, Essex County Sheriff Armando Fontoura is being challenged in the Democratic primary.

John Arnold, who served as Newark’s deputy police director from 2014 to 2016, announced on Tuesday that he is challenging the 10-term incumbent, for the Democratic nomination on June 8. A general election win would make Arnold the first African ...

Newark Police Report Successful Recovery of Firearms This Year, Representing Notable Increase from 2020

NEWARK, NJ – Newark police are determined to reduce gun violence in the city after authorities reported today that 177 illegal weapons have been recovered so far this year. 

The number of firearms recovered by Newark authorities represents a 31% increase over the same time period last year, for the week ending April 4, 2021.

“The Newark Police Division stands in ...

Man Accused of Strangling Fast-Food Worker in Fight Over Mask Wearing

WAYNE, NJ — A township man was arrested last week in connection with the strangling of a Burger King employee on Route 23 South, police said.

A fellow employee intervened during the assault and the suspect fled. He was later found and arrested by Wayne Police, according to police.

Detective Captain Dan Daly said video footage from the Burger King security cameras showed two ...

Deadline 9 p.m. Tonight To Order Wine for Nutley ABC Virtual Wine Tasting

April 15, 2021

NUTLEY, NJ - Raise Your Glass! The Nutley Academic Booster Club (ABC) is hosting a Virtual Wine Tasting in your dining room Friday, April 30. The evening is a FUNdraiser for the ABC scholarship fund, with the emphasis on "fun" for this event. 

The deadline to order wine is April 15 at 9.p.m. 

Nutley ABC teamed up with an  In Good Taste wine specialist to ...

Trivia Starts Tonite, Plus 'Radcliffe Eats' Fundraiser Continues Every Wednesday at The Oakley in Nutley

NUTLEY, NJ - Pub Style Trivia and Radcliffe Easts Fundraiser are on the menu every Wednesday at The Oakley in Nutley.

Radcliffe supporters, come dine with us (or get takeout!) every Wednesday until the end of school, and we will donate 15% of the bill to Radcliffe School PTO

Plus, starting tonight, Pub-Style Trivia! The Trivia University brings us four rounds of lively team trivia ...

Allergy Recall; Hostess SnoBalls Recalled Due to Undeclared Allergen

Hostess Snoballs have been recalled due to an undeclared allergen, announced Hostess Brands, LLC.

According to the company, certain Hostess SnoBalls were "inadvertently manufactured in the packaging for Hostess Chocolate CupCakes and the packaging doesn't list coconut, an ingredient as an allergen.

The recall included SnoBalls manufactured on March 12, 2021 with a UPC of ...

Stop & Shop Encourages Customers to Discard Select Packages of Nature’s Promise Ground Turkey from Freezers

QUINCY, Mass., -- In response to a public health advisory issued by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Stop & Shop encourages customers to discard Nature’s Promise 94% lean, 6% fat ground turkey with use by/freeze by/sell by dates of Jan. 1, 2021, Jan. 3, 2021, Jan. 4, 2021, Jan. 8, 2021 and Jan. 10, 2021 on the front of the package. Stop & Shop received ...

New Jersey to Dish Out $35 Million in Coronavirus Relief Grants to Restaurants, Bars

April 12, 2021

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ — New Jersey restaurants will receive another $35 million in federal coronavirus relief aid under legislation signed into law by Gov. Phil Murphy.

To be administered by the New Jersey Economic Development Authority (EDA), the funds are grants that will be made available to restaurants, bars, breweries, brewpubs and wineries, and do not have to be repaid. The state EDA ...

NJ "Furzapper" Inventor to be Featured on Shark Tank This Friday, April 9

MANAHAWKIN, NJ - Michael Sweigart, a Manahawkin inventor and businessman will be featured on ABC's Shark Tank this Friday, April 9 at 8 p.m. ET for his "Furzapper" product. 

"FurZapper was originally (and accidentally) created for my own use, to solve the issue of pet hair all over my family's laundry," Sweigart, the Furzapper Inventor and ...

NJ Fiscal Picture $430M Better, Analysts Say

Nonpartisan legislative report says revenues better than Murphy predicted as lawmakers ramp up budget review.

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

Despite the ongoing pandemic, New Jersey will ...

COVID Funeral Assistance Program Now Open

April 15, 2021

COVID-19 Funeral Assistance Program is now open and will continue through the foreseeable future.

Under the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act and the American Rescue Plan Act, FEMA will now provide assistance for funeral expenses incurred after January 20, 2020 for someone who died of Covid-19 or coronavirus-related causes. The program is an opportunity for ...

Summit's Central Church Awarded National Fund for Sacred Places Matching Preservation Grant

SUMMIT, NJ - Central Presbyterian Church in Summit has been awarded a matching preservation grant of up to $250,000 from The National Fund for Sacred Places, becoming the first church in New Jersey -- and one of only 16 churches nationwide -- to be so recognized through the program, which is managed by Partners for Sacred Places in collaboration with the National Trust ...

South Paterson Lights Up for Ramadan

PATERSON, NJ - Celebrating South Paterson as the "capital of the Muslim community," Councilman Al Abdelaziz led several city officials, business and religious leaders, and dozens of community members in a ceremonial lighting of a large fanous on Sunday. The decorative fanous is placed in the pocket park located at the corner of Main Street and Pacific Ave, right in the heart of one ...

Prancer; The Best Pet Adoption Request Ever?

April 13, 2021

MIDDLETOWN, NJ -  This a story about Prancer. He's a bit angry. However, he needs a little love, and maybe it's going to come from you. Regardless, Prancer is helping the great work at The Second Chance Pet Adoption League - they are a place to check out, so you can rescue a furry friend. You can find them right here on Facebook Groups.

This story and is sure ...

Mt. Pleasant Animal Shelter Supports Local Food Banks and Shelters Amid COVID-19 Related Pet Food Shortage

The cat is out of the bag, and starting to run low on food. Much like toilet paper and cleaning supplies at the beginning of the pandemic, the US is now seeing a shortage of pet food. There are many reasons for the shortage, including overzealous shoppers, bad weather, Covid-19 delays, and a massive rise in pet ownership.

Pet food manufacturer Royal Canin recently released this statement ...

NJ "Furzapper" Inventor to be Featured on Shark Tank This Friday, April 9

MANAHAWKIN, NJ - Michael Sweigart, a Manahawkin inventor and businessman will be featured on ABC's Shark Tank this Friday, April 9 at 8 p.m. ET for his "Furzapper" product. 

"FurZapper was originally (and accidentally) created for my own use, to solve the issue of pet hair all over my family's laundry," Sweigart, the Furzapper Inventor and ...

Mt. Pleasant Animal Shelter Volunteer Spotlight: Bill Bulick

Our volunteers are an amazing group of caring individuals, and we are so grateful to have them. They devote their free time to making a positive impact in the lives of shelter pets. Bill Bulick is one of those individuals. 

Bill has been the Senior Partner of a Financial Planning-based team for a large investment firm in Bergen County for 40 years. He and his wife discovered Mt. Pleasant ...

Nutley Contactless Shredding Day Saturday, April 17, 2021

April 15, 2021

Nutley Public Works’ Commissioner Dr. Joseph Scarpelli announced that the Department of Public Works will be conducting “Shredding Day” on Saturday, April 17, 2021.  This event will allow residents to safely - destroy sensitive material while also recycling.  Cars will enter Municipal Parking Lot 7 behind Bella Luce and proceed to Parking Lot 9 next to ...

Essex County Hazardous Household Waste Collection Day on May 1

NEWARK, NJ — Essex County will host its annual Essex County Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day on May 1. The event is sponsored by the County of Essex and the Essex County Utilities Authority.

The event will run from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, May 1. Essex County residents may drop off their items that day at the Essex County Public Works ...

Union County Assigns Earth Day Project: Stop the Spotted Lanternfly

ELIZABETH, NJ - The spotted lanternfly -- an invasive insect that threatens native trees and plants, and can destroy valuable crops -- hatches its eggs from late April to early May. This Earth Day, which will take place on April 22, Union County is challenging its residents to take on a different typ of Earth Day project: help destroy the spotted lanternfly and its eggs, as well.

The ...

Essex County Sheriff Faces Challenge in Democratic Primary

April 14, 2021

NEWARK, NJ — For the first time in nine years, Essex County Sheriff Armando Fontoura is being challenged in the Democratic primary.

John Arnold, who served as Newark’s deputy police director from 2014 to 2016, announced on Tuesday that he is challenging the 10-term incumbent, for the Democratic nomination on June 8. A general election win would make Arnold the first African ...

Early In-Person Voting Now Law in New Jersey

TRENTON, NJ - Governor Murphy signed legislation (S3203) on Tuesday, March 30 to establish early in-person voting in New Jersey. The legislation expands access to voting rights and democracy.

S3203 allows registered voters to vote using machines at polling places before the day of certain primary and general elections in New Jersey. In-person early voting will enable a registered voter to vote ...

June 8th Primary Election in New Jersey To Be Primarily In-Person

TRENTON, NJ - NJ Gov. Phil Murphy announced that the June 8th primary will be conducted primarily in-person. 

According to Murphy, "All of our regularly operated polling places will be OPEN for all voters who wish to cast their ballots on the voting machines."

The announcement was made Monday, March 22, 2021. 

Stay informed about Election News, sign up for ...

Pinelands Commission Launches New Video to Celebrate 40th Anniversary

April 13, 2021

LBI REGION, NJ -  With a million acres of forests, farms, towns and rivers, the beauty of the NJ Pinelands is legendary. However, it's importance to our region is undeniable, celebrating four decades of preservation, the Pinelands Commission is spotlighting their achievements that all New Jerseyans can be proud of.  

The Pinelands dense forests supply clean air, with 600000 ...

Camden Art Exhibit Offers ‘A New View’ of the City

CAMDEN NJ – Art can affect how we see the world around us.

That’s precisely what sponsors of a new, large-scale city art exhibit hope happens. On Earth Day – April 22 – the city is to unveil six one-of-a-kind, family-friendly art exhibits at various prominent venues.

The six-month exhibits, entitled “A New View,” are sponsored by departing Mayor Frank ...

Fully Vaccinated Domestic Travelers No Longer Have To Quarantine Upon Return to NJ

TRENTON – Gov. Phil Murphy and the New Jersey Department of Health issued new COVID-19 travel guidance this week, which follows updated travel recommendations released by the Center for Disease Control (CDC) earlier this month.

“While the pandemic is not over, our vaccination program and updated CDC guidance have made it possible for vaccinated individuals to resume ...

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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 ...

Nutley Contactless Shredding Day Saturday, April 17, 2021

April 15, 2021

Nutley Public Works’ Commissioner Dr. Joseph Scarpelli announced that the Department of Public Works will be conducting “Shredding Day” on Saturday, April 17, 2021.  This event will allow residents to safely - destroy sensitive material while also recycling.  Cars will enter Municipal Parking Lot 7 behind Bella Luce and proceed to Parking Lot 9 next to ...

Nutley Board of Education Accepts $100K Endowment for Melissa's Hope Scholarship

NUTLEY, NJ - The Nutley Board of Education formally accepted a check for $100,000 from the 'Melissa's Hope Scholarship Foundation' at the March 22, 2021 open public meeting. 

The scholarship is named in honor of Nutley High School graduate Melissa Anne Centrella who lost her battle with dystonia in 2002. The annual scholarship, established in her name, will be awarded to ...

Stop & Shop Community Bag Program Supports Nutley Little Theatre in April

We have been chosen for the community bag program! Again!

For the month of April, Nutley Little Theatre will automatically receive a $1 donation from each purchase of the $2.50 reusable Community Bag at the Stop & Shop store located at 160 Kingsland Road, Clifton NJ.

This program is designed to make it easy for shoppers to give back to their local communities while supporting the ...

Nutley COVID-19 Mobile Testing Wed. Thurs. Fri. This Week at Parks and Recreation

April 14, 2021

A mobile COVID-19 Test Center has been set up at 44 Park Avenue. Testing will be available to all Nutley Residents and Town Workers.

The hours of operation will be:

Wednesday, 4/14/2021       10am-6pm
Thursday, 4/15/2021           10am-6pm
Friday, ...

Township of Nutley COVID-19 Update April 10, 2021

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

Total COVID-19 cases in Nutley

COVID-19 Total Cases as of 04/10/2021
Essex County has reported a total of 2,823 cases and 61 deaths as of today.  This reflects an increase of 193 cases and 2 deaths since the last report on 3/27/2021.

COVID-19 Testing Sites ...

Essex County Hazardous Household Waste Collection Day on May 1

April 12, 2021

NEWARK, NJ — Essex County will host its annual Essex County Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day on May 1. The event is sponsored by the County of Essex and the Essex County Utilities Authority.

The event will run from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, May 1. Essex County residents may drop off their items that day at the Essex County Public Works ...

Gov. Murphy Welcomes Newark Penn Station's First Dual-Powered Locomotive

NEWARK, NJ  – Newark Penn Station is on track towards becoming a more reliable and sustainable travel hub as Gov. Phil Murphy on Tuesday introduced the first fleet of dual-powered locomotives to the city. 

Standing on the Track A platform, Murphy introduced just one of 25 new diesel-electric trains expected to make their way to the Newark station ...

More Than 300 Attend Stop Asian Hate Rally in Ridgewood

April 13, 2021

RIDGEWOOD, NJ - On a sunlit Saturday afternoon, Van Neste Square Memorial Park was the site of the Stop Asian Hate Peaceful Rally, where leaders of local Asian American/Pacific Islander (AAPI) organizations joined local government officials, including Bergen County Executive Jim Tedesco, to denounce the increasing violent hate crimes and bigoted language against the AAPI community. More than ...

Light at End of the Tunnel? Biden Plan Provides Funding for New Rail Hudson River Rail Link

HUDSON COUNTY, NJ - After more than a decade of haggling, previously canceled potential projects and a consistent lack of funding, President Joe Biden’s $2 trillion infrastructure plan could finally see the development of another rail tunnel connecting Hudson County with Manhattan.

The new tunnel would be part of the Gateway Program along Amtrak’s Northeast Corridor.

Agreements ...

The Circus that Inspired a Town Ssturday at the Nutley Public Library

Celebrate National Library Week with a presentation on the Nutley Amateur Circus, with Museum Director, John Simko!

Saturday, April 10 from 2 - 3:30 pm

Click Here to Register!

On March 27, 1894, a unique fundraiser was held in Franklin Township, New Jersey, to start a local Red Cross chapter. The Nutley Amateur Circus was staged in an old training pavilion on horseman Eaton Stone’s ...

Nutley Public Library Hosts Virtual Meet & Greet with Author Emilya Naymark

Join the Friends of the Nutley Public Library for a Virtual Meet & Greet with Emilya Naymark

Thursday, April 15 at 7:00 PM via ZOOM

Ms. Naymark will be talking about her debut and highly praised novel “Hide in Place”, a suspense thriller set three years after a New York undercover cop flees the city when her cover is blown during a racketeering case.  She finds the ...

New Jersey Date Night: The Best Brunch Spots

April 11, 2021

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

Most couples are conditioned to think that romance only can be found after 7:30 p.m. on a Friday or Saturday. But those in the know realize that intimate moments aren’t found in only one or two specific windows of time: there are no restrictions on when it can be found.

One Date Night time ...

NJ Restaurants to Customers: Don’t be a No-Show, Especially Now

NEW JERSEY — No-shows have always been an issue for restaurants, but with pandemic restrictions limiting seating, these days the effects can be devastating.

Restaurant owners have a plea for patrons who can’t make their reservations: Just call and cancel.

“In previous years, busy days for us were a logistics challenge,” said Chris Migton, executive chef at Chez ...

Nutley Public Schools Update for Post-Spring Break 2021 Instruction

March 29, 2021

Dear Parents and Guardians,

Thank you for taking the time to go into the Parent Portal and confirm the instructional choice for your child. The information has been valuable to us as we endeavor to increase in-person instruction. 

Even with all good intent and best-made plans, the COVID-19 pandemic is not done with us yet! Although hospitalizations and deaths attributed to ...

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Maybe a week.

A week?

Yeah, nothing is moving. Some idiot got stuck in the canal. The whole thing is blocked off.

What? How can that be?

Well the canal is 400 feet wide. He is driving a 1300 foot container ship. It’s kind of ...

6 Ways To Increase Car Safety for Your Child

While there have been significant strides to increase car safety in the last 50 years, every year, 1.35 million people die in car accidents, and when you look at the United States, 37,000 Americans lose their lives every year.

Far more unfortunate is the case of children who lose their lives in these types of accidents. Sure, we can obey the car seat laws set forth, but what else can we do? ...

Dear Nutley, Whatever Happened to Transparency?

March 29, 2021

During the March 24th Nutley Planning Board meeting in which DMR Architects presented a report on what to do with the Diamond Spring Restaurant and Beach Club property, it was recommended that the site be redeveloped, citing abandonment as a major qualification.

There’s just one thing — it’s not abandoned.

Repeatedly over the course of the presentation and in the report ...

Statement from United Chinese American Association of New Jersey (UCAANJ) on the Rise of Anti-Asian Xenophobia and Hate

In response to historic increases in anti-Chinese and anti-Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) incidents and assaults, UCAANJ, a NJ leadership organization of Chinese Americans, issued the following statement:

We strongly condemn racism and expressions of hate, bias and discrimination in all forms. We recognize how recent violent attacks on AAPI community, including the horrific ...

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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 ...

Celebrating Donate Life Month

April 8, 2021

Springtime has now brought us a renewed spirit and hope as we look forward to the months ahead when we will begin to see each other again in person for community events and activities. Throughout the month of April, we are celebrating National Donate Life Month! This is our time to encourage family, friends and neighbors to register as organ and tissue donors and to honor those who have given the ...

Ending the Focus on Standardized Testing for College Applications: A Relief or a Lost Opportunity?

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Amid the ongoing pandemic, the American education system has undergone major adjustments. Classes of all levels have largely transitioned to remote instruction, and for College Board, this means yet another year of difficulties administering standardized assessments. However, as many American universities announce test-optional admissions cycles for 2022, it also ...

FSIS Issues Public Health Alert for Raw Ground Turkey Products Linked to Salmonella Hadar Illness

April 11, 2021

WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is issuing a public health alert for approximately 211,406 pounds of raw ground turkey products, produced by Plainville Brands, LLC, a Pennsylvania establishment, due to concerns the products may have caused Salmonella Hadar illness. A recall was not requested because it is ...

A Record $56,000 in Scholarships to BHS Graduates from Bloomfield Educational Foundation (BEF)

BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- This year, a record twenty-five scholarships, totaling $56,000, will be awarded to Bloomfield High School students pursuing a college education, from The Bloomfield Educational Foundation.  These scholarships were available to a great number of students, based on criteria such as academic/athletic awards, to those interested in a particular field, such as science, or ...

The Circus that Inspired a Town at the Nutley Public Library

Celebrate National Library Week with a presentation on the Nutley Amateur Circus, with Museum Director, John Simko!

Saturday, April 10 from 2 - 3:30 pm

Click Here to Register!

On March 27, 1894, a unique fundraiser was held in Franklin Township, New Jersey, to start a local Red Cross chapter. The Nutley Amateur Circus was staged in an old training pavilion on horseman Eaton Stone’s ...

The Persian Always Meows Twice

The Persian Always Meows Twice: A Cat Groomer Mystery by Eileen Watkins.        (available on Amazon).

 

        Cassie McGlone needs to start over, escape from an abusive ex-boyfriend, and establish a business of her own. An independent woman, Cassie moves to Chadwick, New Jersey (a fictional town somewhere near Morristown) ...

The Four Winds by Kristin Hannah

The Four Winds by Kristin Hannah (St. Martin’s Press, 2021)

 

We can’t quibble that Kristin Hannah is one of the most respected authors on the contemporary scene. Her new book, The Four Winds, is number 1 on the New York Times Book Review. Hannah is a wonderful storyteller, who frequently uses the theme of the importance of family in our lives, which is a universal theme, ...

Member of the Family: My Story of Charles Manson, Life Inside his Cult, and the Darkness that Ended the Sixties by Dianne Lake and Deborah Herman

Member of the Family: My Story of Charles Manson, Life Inside His Cult, and the Darkness that Ended the Sixties by Dianne Lake and Deborah Herman. (Harper Collins, 2017).

 

I am skeptical of the true crime genre because so much of it is poorly written and sells for its sensationalistic value rather than its literary worth. The only decent book that I have read about Charles Manson and ...

Obituaries

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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Nov 21, 1942 - Feb 22, 2021
Vietnam War Army Veteran Sports Icon  Beloved Husband, Father, Grandfather Mr. Angelo ...
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The Jaffe Briefing - April 14, 2021

NEW BRUNSWICK – Rutgers hit the national news this morning with its landmark decision to mandate that all arriving students this fall be vaccinated. CBS sat with Rutgers President Jonathan Holloway, who described himself as a “COVID President,” as he has yet to experience this massive campus teeming with students. He believes the university is fully within its rights to require ...

Van Riper House Invites Residents to Become Part of Nutley History .

NUTLEY, NJ - Residents are invited to become a part of history at Nutley's oldest and most endangered historic home: The Van Riper House.

As the Van Riper House continues to raise funds for a professional restoration, the board of trustees started a memorial brick fundraiser. In a nutshell, supporters can have their personal message commemorating events, the memory of a lost relative, or ...

TAPinto TV Wins Twice at Garden State Film Festival

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - TAPinto TV, a medium-based franchise owned by East Main Media’s Brian Brodeur, won two Garden State Film Festival Awards.

The franchise’s “HomeGrown” series won awards for Best Television Show and Best Original Score from a Television Show.

“HomeGrown” is a series produced by East Main Media that follows host Stephanie Willoughby as ...

Post-Pandemic Marketing

Small business owners have a lot to think about, but navigating a global pandemic was likely not chief among their worries. Now that we are close to the end of one, local businesses are facing a host of challenges. Communicating effectively with customers and clients has never been more important. 

What changed in the pandemic?

The pandemic has changed the way we conduct our daily ...

TAPinto to Host Panel Discussion on Current State of Real Estate in New Jersey

Are you looking for insights into the current real estate boom happening in New Jersey? 

Are you interested in buying a new home or property in the near future but don’t know what to expect?

Are you looking for a mortgage or interested in learning about the refinancing process?

If you answered “Yes” to any of these questions, The Current State of the New Jersey ...

TAPinto Franchise Case Study: Bobbie Peer, TAPinto Berkeley Heights, Mountainside and New Providence

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Bobbie Peer has established herself as a power house marketer for local businesses in western Union County. 

The Berkeley Heights resident, who started with TAPinto back in 2013 as part of the company’s expansion efforts, has morphed into a three-site franchise owner with hopes of continued growth in the future.

“I was looking for a career that involved ...