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Sunnier Days: Sesame Street Partners with Family Promise, Produces Digital Resources for Homeless Advocates and Caregivers

December 17, 2018

MORRISTOWN NJ - A collaboration with Morristown based national nonprofit Family Promise and a few other friends has resulted in Sesame Street in Communities (SSIC), a program of Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit that produces Sesame Street, creating a suite of online resources to help Family Promise and other providers better serve children experiencing homelessness.

When ...

Cookie-Palooza: Pecan Fingers, Smothered in Sugary Sweetness

WARREN, NJ — Pecan fingers are made by our family only at Christmastime. Be sure to dip them in confectioners' sugar once while they are hot, and then sift more sugar over them again when they are cool.

Ingredients

1 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup finely chopped pecans
Additional ...

Roses are Red, Violets are Blue, Nutley Poetry Festival is Coming, Woo Hoo!

NUTLEY, NJ - Nutley children will each write a poem, you're invited to listen and know 'em, about cats in hats, baseballs and bats, and you can attend this greatest show-um. 

Nutley Academic Booster Club is hosting the annual "Nutley ABC Poetry Festival." This year the event will be held at John H. Walker Middle School on Sat. Jan. 19 from 1 p.m. to 2:30 ...

Transitional State Aid and Questions About Property Maintenance at Nutley BOC Meeting

NUTLEY, NJ - The township qualifies for transitional aid and a resident raises question about property maintenance at the Tuesday, Nov. 20 Board of Commissioners meeting.

Announcements

Mayor and Public Works Commissioner Joseph P. Scarpelli thanked the commissioners for the handling of the Thursday, Nov. 15 snow storm. “[…] the tristate area had a lot of problems with gridlock, ...

Nutley Board of Commissioners Discuss Changes to Water Ordinances

NUTLEY, NJ - Updated proposed water ordinance was discussed during the Wednesday, Nov. 7 Board of Commissioners public meeting. Public affairs Commissioner Steven L. Rogers was absent excused.

Ordinance No. 3397 defining mixed-use and density introduced on Sept. 4, which was re-scheduled to the Nov. 7 agenda for a public hearing, was tabled indefinitely according to Mayor and Public Works ...

NJ Shops Take Doughnuts to the Next Level

We found some of the best places to get doughnuts in New Jersey.

While one of the most recognizable global brands, Dunkin’, is dropping the “Donuts” from its  name, smaller doughnut shops in New Jersey are seeing rise in demand for the tasty treats.

Jessica Dreyer, a fourth generation farmer at Dreyer Farms in Cranford, NJ, said that doughnuts have ...

Nutley's Letter to Santa Mailbox Was Not Stolen, Letters Accepted at Public Affairs Until 3 p.m. Fri. Dec. 14

December 14, 2018

NUTLEY, NJ - The Nutley Department of Public Affairs will accept 'Letters to Santa' until 3 p.m. Fri. Dec. 14 at their office at 149 Chestnut St.

After numerous calls, texts, email, and Facebook messages from parents concerned that the mailbox was stolen by "some Ebeneezer," TAPinto Nutley confirmed that the mailbox was removed earlier this morning.

In a Nov. 15 ...

Nutley Historical Society Celebrates Christmas with doorjam

NUTLEY, NJ - Carols filled the air as doorjam, the house band of Franklin Reformed Church, performed for the Nutley Historical Society’s annual Christmas concert on Thursday evening, Dec. 6.

A crowd filled what once was the town’s first school house. Nutleyites enjoyed sandwiches, dessert and wine and beer before the concert and spent some time with the band afterwards.

The ...

Ariana Grande Ice Skates in Montclair, Fans Discover Days Later

MONTCLAIR, NJ - Pop icon Ariana Grande visited Montclair on Saturday night to ice skate at the Clary Anderson Arena.

When she finally shared the photo to her instagram on Tuesday, fans flocked to and called the rink, only to learn that the singer had been there days prior.

 

According to published reports, the “Thank U, Next” singer and a few of her friends rented ...

Transitional State Aid and Questions About Property Maintenance at Nutley BOC Meeting

December 16, 2018

NUTLEY, NJ - The township qualifies for transitional aid and a resident raises question about property maintenance at the Tuesday, Nov. 20 Board of Commissioners meeting.

Announcements

Mayor and Public Works Commissioner Joseph P. Scarpelli thanked the commissioners for the handling of the Thursday, Nov. 15 snow storm. “[…] the tristate area had a lot of problems with gridlock, ...

Nutley Board of Commissioners Discuss Changes to Water Ordinances

NUTLEY, NJ - Updated proposed water ordinance was discussed during the Wednesday, Nov. 7 Board of Commissioners public meeting. Public affairs Commissioner Steven L. Rogers was absent excused.

Ordinance No. 3397 defining mixed-use and density introduced on Sept. 4, which was re-scheduled to the Nov. 7 agenda for a public hearing, was tabled indefinitely according to Mayor and Public Works ...

"Hate Has No Home" at Congressman Frelinghuysen's Office on Move Out Day.....

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Friday December 14th was move out day for Congressman Frelinghuysen. As the final pieces of furniture and belongings came out of the Congressional office on Schuyler Place in Morristown, demonstrators entered the building.  Like most Fridays of the past two years, the day was fraught with protestors, this time bringing a cake and a celebratory party mood. 

According ...

Roses are Red, Violets are Blue, Nutley Poetry Festival is Coming, Woo Hoo!

December 16, 2018

NUTLEY, NJ - Nutley children will each write a poem, you're invited to listen and know 'em, about cats in hats, baseballs and bats, and you can attend this greatest show-um. 

Nutley Academic Booster Club is hosting the annual "Nutley ABC Poetry Festival." This year the event will be held at John H. Walker Middle School on Sat. Jan. 19 from 1 p.m. to 2:30 ...

Rutgers Report Views Online Classes As the Future

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Ten years ago, 1,234 were taking online college courses at Rutgers University.

Last year, in the fall semester of 2017, that number reached 23,042, according to university figures.

Nationwide over 6.4 million people are sitting in front of computers to take college courses, about one-third of all the students taking high education classes, Richard Novak, Rutgers ...

Twelve Candidates Submit Resumes for Open Seat on Nutley Board of Education

NUTLEY, NJ - Twelve candidates submitted resumes to the Nutley Board of Education to fill the seat that will be vacated on Dec. 31 of this year. 

On Nov. 19, BOE trustee Brenda Sherman announced her resignation from the board at the regular open public meeting. 

In order to qualify for the board, members must be a U. S. citizen, resident of the district for at least ...

December 2018 Issue of the Nutley High School Maroon and Gray was just Published

December 12, 2018

NUTLEY, NJ - After a several year hiatus, the Maroon and Gray, along with the Journalism program, returned to Nutley High School for the 2017-2018 academic year. For the 2018-19 year, the publication is going monthly with the December issue arriving recently. 

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

TAPinto Nutley is ...

Maroon and Gray: Nutley High School; How the Chromebook Initiative Came to Be

NUTLEY, NJ - Nutley High School is always looking to evaluate, change, and grow for the betterment of the student body, school and staff. The new 1:1 Chromebook Initiative is a perfect example of this. In an ever-changing technology-driven world, each student of Nutley High School received their own Google Chromebook at the start of the 2018-2019 school year. In previous years, students ...

Bloomfield Grad Kevin Burkhardt Makes All The Right Moves at FOX Sports

December 15, 2018

BLOOMFIELD, NJ – It’s always pleasing to see good things happen to good people.  Kevin Burkhardt is a good person who has climbed to the top of his field.
 
Burkhardt, a 1992 graduate of Bloomfield High School, can be seen every Sunday afternoon calling football games for NFL on FOX Sports.  During baseball season, Burkhardt hosts a studio show alongside Alex ...

Nutley - Columbia Ice Hockey Defeats Frisch, 4-1

WEST ORANGE, NJ - The Columbia-Nutley ice hockey co-op team scored all its goals in the final period to rally for a 4-1 victory over Frisch Academy on Wednesday.

Zach Fagin tied the game, 1-1, with 9:31 left in the game on an assist from Joe Melillo. Leo Carillo gave Columbia-Nutley a 2-1 lead on a power-play goal with 5:48 left, assisted by Fagin and Eli Verdun.

With 4:18 left, CJ Hannon ...

Nutley's Michael Blank Named to All-Centennial Conference Football Team

ALLENTOWN, PA - Senior Michael Blank of the Muhlenberg College football team was named to the All-Centennial Conference second team.

Blank, a native of Nutley and a graduate of Seton Hall Preparatory School, earned All-CC honors for the first time. He finished the year with 33 tackles (28 solo) and was second on the Mules with six pass breakups. He also intercepted a pass and forced a ...

Sunnier Days: Sesame Street Partners with Family Promise, Produces Digital Resources for Homeless Advocates and Caregivers

December 17, 2018

MORRISTOWN NJ - A collaboration with Morristown based national nonprofit Family Promise and a few other friends has resulted in Sesame Street in Communities (SSIC), a program of Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit that produces Sesame Street, creating a suite of online resources to help Family Promise and other providers better serve children experiencing homelessness.

When ...

Nutley Family Service Bureau Welcomes Grocery Gift Cards to Help Make Clients' Holiday Merry and Bright

NUTLEY, NJ - This weekend residents who want to do a little more to help neighbors for the holidays can pick up grocery gift cards for clients of Nutley Family Service Bureau.

The holiday season is especially stressful for families of limited means. For many, even simple gifts cannot be purchased without having to chose between purchasing a gift or food. One of the missions of NFSB ...

New Jersey Devils To Team Up With Newark for Toy Giveaway

NEWARK, NJ - The New Jersey Devils will take some time off the ice to partner with the city for a toy giveaway on Dec. 13.

Newark Mayor Ras Baraka and the hockey team will host the event from 3 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the John F. Kennedy Recreation Center. Toys were donated by fans who attended two Devils games earlier this month at the Prudential Center.

“It is always ...

Caught on Camera: Nutley's OwnJustice League

December 14, 2018

NUTLEY, NJ - During the Nutley Police Department swearing-in / promotion ceremony, Nutley's own Justice League stopped for the paparazzi in the court house. 

Richard Rempusheski to was promoted to patrolman, and shared the spotlight with family member and Nutley Municipal Court Judge Joanne Cocchiola. 

 

Water Main Break Near SYA Building on Franklin Ave. Nutley

NUTLEY, NJ - A water main break added a little excitement to the day for the students and staff at Special Young Adults on Frnaklin Ave. in Nutley Friday afternoon.

A North Jersey Water Main break shot a geyser dozens of feet into the air  on the SYA property, A neighbor captured a photo and video of the geyser.

At no time were the students or staff in any danger. There ...

Santa's Annual Visit with Nutley Fire Fighters is Saturday

NUTLEY, NJ - Anticipation is building for Santa's annual ride through the township on a Nutley Fire Department truck. 

The annual trek is decades old and has taken place the third Saturday in December for as long as anyone can remember. For 2018, the ride will take place on Saturday Dec. 15.

TAPinto Nutley caught up with Santa at a few of his recent visits to town to get ...

Cookie-Palooza: Pecan Fingers, Smothered in Sugary Sweetness

December 16, 2018

WARREN, NJ — Pecan fingers are made by our family only at Christmastime. Be sure to dip them in confectioners' sugar once while they are hot, and then sift more sugar over them again when they are cool.

Ingredients

1 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup finely chopped pecans
Additional ...

Greenutley Seeks Vendors for First Ever Winter "Nutley Farmers Market" coming in February

NUTLEY, NJ - Nutley Mayor Dr. Joseph Scarpelli and the Greenutley committee will host the townships first ever 'Winter Nutley Farmers Market' on Frb. 10 2019. Food crafters and makers of handmade products are welcome to apply.

Residents are asked to save the date for the market. It will take place  Sunday, February 10, 2019 1:30-5:30 p.m.

Allergy Alert: Light & Fit Greek Crunch S'Mores Yogurt Recalled Over Mislabeling

NEW JERSEY - Approximately 3,521 cases of Light & Fit® Greek Crunch Nonfat Yogurt & Toppings S’Mores Flavor have been voluntarily recalled due to improper labeling, said the FDA in a press release. According to the release, Danone North America is recalling the product after it was discovered that some of the toppers sold contained peanuts and were not labeled ...

Popular Restaurant Addams Tavern in Westfield Readies to Reopen

WESTFIELD, NJ — A popular restaurant in the downtown that has been closed for about a year is preparing to reopen with a new menu and staff.

Denise Telerico, a manager at Addams Tavern, said on Monday the establishment is tentatively anticipated to open Friday but has some preparations to make after its yearlong closure.

While the interior and the exterior of the building appear ...

Greenutley Seeks Vendors for First Ever Winter "Nutley Farmers Market" coming in February

December 15, 2018

NUTLEY, NJ - Nutley Mayor Dr. Joseph Scarpelli and the Greenutley committee will host the townships first ever 'Winter Nutley Farmers Market' on Frb. 10 2019. Food crafters and makers of handmade products are welcome to apply.

Residents are asked to save the date for the market. It will take place  Sunday, February 10, 2019 1:30-5:30 p.m.

Parsippany Mayor joins NJ Gov. Phil Murphy in the fight to raise the state's minimum wage to $15

PARSIPPANY, NJ - Mayor Michael Soriano joined Governor Murphy at Parsippany Based, Earth Friendly Products to express their support for a $15 minimum wage.  Earth Friendly Products has offered $17/hour as a minimum wage at their company for all employees since 2014.  The company was used as an example for how all business should be run.  

Here is the full Press ...

Franklin Farms Continues Decades Old Christmas Tree and Wreath Tradition on Franklin Ave. in Nutley

NUTLEY, NJ - For decades, families in Nutley and Belleville have known Franklin Farms as their destination for Christmas Trees, wreaths, and grave blankets. That tradition continues today as Mike Tauriello and his team serve their customers from the south Franklin Ave. location. 

Originally located in Belleville, Franklin Farms has always been on Franklin Ave. The original location ...

Brookdale Reformed Church Offers a Blue Christmas Worship Service Dec 20

December 9, 2018

BLOOMFIELD, NJ - Brookdale Reformed Church will host their annual Blue Christmas Worship Service Thur. Dec. 20 .

The holidays can be a difficult time for anyone who is suffering from loss, hurt, or despair. "We understand that these feelings occur and we invite you to a worship service that offers comfort as we recognize the significance of the season." said Pastor Susan ...

Happy Chanukah! Lighting the Ice Menorah at Bell Works

HOLMDEL, NJ - A festive and happy moment was shared by hundred of visitors as they experienced the excitement of lighting the menorah with Chabad Jewish Center of Holmdel and host Bell Works. Rabbi Shmaya Galperin and his family welcomed everyone and shared the good news of the season. See video with speeches and guest introductions:

Latkes and soup ...

Pasta with a Side of Christmas Carols at Brookdale Reformed Church Saturday

BLOOMFIELD, NJ - Brookdale Reformed Church on Bellevue Avenue invites the community to gather with friends for 'Pasta with a Side of Christmas Carols' this Saturday afternoon starting at 4 p.m. and continuing into the evening 

This Saturday's gathering is a part of a series of food-centric events at the church that, according to Rev. Susan Dorward are "breaking down ...

Husky Foster Program at Tree-licious Orchards Provides a Better Life for Rescue Dogs

December 10, 2018

PORT MURRAY, NJ -- Tree-licious Orchards has a great reputation for their varieties of apples, fruits and vegetables, but it’s also known as a foster home for rescue husky dogs. “Our huskies just love life at the orchard,” said Tree-licious partner, Ginger Kesler.

Housing huskies at the farm started as a way to help reduce the orchard of critters and provide a better life for ...

5 Days After Burglary, Feline Brothers Home Safe in Westfield

WESTFIELD, NJ – The cats came back, but it was not the very next day.

At 12:54 a.m. on Nov. 22, an unknown person broke into Eric Warrell’s home on Kimball Circle, left a doorway open and when he had returned, his two felines were missing, the resident told TAPinto.net.

Warrell had pled to the community to look out for the orange-colored feline brothers, who have little ...

Reminder to Pet Owners - NJ State Law Says Pets Must Have Proper Shelter in Freezing Temperatures

NUTLEY, NJ - Weather forecasters are calling for freezing temperatures to overnight tonight and into Thursday. Freezing temperatures can be very dangerous to pets.

NJ State Law says dogs cannot be outside if temperatures are below 34 degrees without proper shelter (insulated, elevated, heated). Keep your pets safe and avoid getting a fine by bringing your pets indoors any time ...

Maplewood Police Officers Hold 'Pets For Vets' 5K Run Fundraiser on Veterans Day

MAPLWOOD, NJ - The Maplewood PBA (Local #44) with the help of the Maplewood Police Department's Community Service Bureau, hosted a 5k "Pets For Vets" 5K run, which was a fundraiser for Troopers Assisting Troopers, a NJ State Police organization that raises money to purchase service dogs for veterans suffering from PTSD.

The Pets for Vets run was held in Maplewood ...

N.J. Congressman: Offshore Seismic Testing Threatens Ecosystem along Atlantic Coast

December 7, 2018

WASHINGTON, D.C. — In response to the Trump Administration’s announcement that it would approve requests for seismic airgun blasting in the Atlantic Ocean for geological surveying, U.S. Rep. Chris Smith has joined a House coalition pushing to end any prospects for offshore oil and gas drilling and exploration off the East Coast.

“Not here, not now, not ever,” said Smith ...

Hackensack Riverkeeper Partners With Brewery 'Alementary' For Clean Water

HACKENSACK, NJ - In a perfect example of “You can’t have one without the other” city-based microbrewery The Alementary spent much of this past November supporting Hackensack Riverkeeper’s mission to ensure clean, plentiful water for all – including the making of craft beer. During that time, a portion of the proceeds from every pint of Hackensack Lager sold ...

Belmar Sees Return of Two Endangered Species to Beachfront

BELMAR, NJ — The northern end of Belmar’s beachfront is quietly making a comeback that will please Mother Nature.

Piping plovers have returned to nest in the natural beach area near First Avenue, and the rare seabeach amaranth plant is sprouting along a strip of sand along the boardwalk between Third and Fourth Avenues. Both are federally endangered species that were recently ...

Murphy's Monitor Appointed to Temporarily Head University Hospital

December 14, 2018

NEWARK, NJ -  The woman who was appointed by Gov. Phil Murphy to oversee University Hospital will be the new acting president of the embattled agency after its former leader resigned.

University Hospital’s Board of Directors yesterday passed a resolution appointing Judith Persichilli to the position. John Kastanis, the former president, announced his resignation on Dec. 6, ...

Township of Nutley "Operation Reassurance" for Seniors and Disabled Residents

Commissioner Alphonse Petracco has announced the implementation of a new program in the Department of Public Safety entitled Operation Reassurance that was created for the safety and wellbeing of senior and disabled persons who live alone.

Since maintaining independence can be increasingly difficult as people age, Operation Reassurance will help to enable them to maintain their ...

Spread Cheer, Not Foodborne Illnesses This Holiday Season

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Hosting a holiday gathering this holiday season? The United States Department of Agriculture wants to make sure you're not spreading bacteria that can cause harmful foodborne illnesses.

A study performed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service along with North Carolina State University found that 48% of spice containers, 11% of ...

"Hate Has No Home" at Congressman Frelinghuysen's Office on Move Out Day.....

December 15, 2018

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Friday December 14th was move out day for Congressman Frelinghuysen. As the final pieces of furniture and belongings came out of the Congressional office on Schuyler Place in Morristown, demonstrators entered the building.  Like most Fridays of the past two years, the day was fraught with protestors, this time bringing a cake and a celebratory party mood. 

According ...

First Day Trail Ride Planned In Sussex County On Jan. 1

December 15, 2018

HAMPTON TWP., N.J. — A First Day Trail Ride will be held in Sussex County on Jan. 1 to kick off the new year.

The ride is the only equestrian event that is part of the New Jersey State Parks First Day hikes being held throughout the state.

Horse trailer parking will be at Halsey Farm at the corner of Route 519 and Halsey Road

The ride will start at 1 p.m. and equestrians will then ...

Bill That Would Give $20 Million Annually to Horse Racing Clears Senate Committee

TRENTON, NJ — A bill that would appropriate $20 million to boost horse racing in New Jersey has been voted out of committee in the state Senate.

Sponsored by Sen. Vin Gopal of District 11 in Monmouth County, home to Monmouth Park and Freehold Raceway, and Sen. Paul A. Sarlo, District 36, which includes, Bergen County, home of the Meadowlands, sponsored the bill, S2992.

The bill was ...

Despite Battling Brain Tumor, Race Caller Is Back In The Booth

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. – Despite battling a brain tumor, Larry Lederman was on the microphone at the Meadowlands on Dec. 6 as the track kicked off its “Borrow Ken’s Binoculars” Thursdays as guest announcer.

It was a great night for Lederman – and for the fans who love his style – given the fact that he has been battling a brain tumor for some time now. He had ...

Luminaries Light The Way in Unifying Nutley Neighborhoods!

December 15, 2018

NUTLEY, NJ - Children on Edgar Place weren’t the only ones to experience the magic of Christmas Eve last year. Residents young and old witnessed the surprise of luminaries placed on their sidewalk, stretching end-to-end on both sides of the street. The lights burned safely for hours in their white paper bags, weighted down with sand. The effect was magical. It got everyone in the ...

Keep Holiday Plants Looking Their Best

The holiday season has arrived.  That means you will be on the giving or receiving end of a poinsettia, Christmas cactus, cyclamen, amaryllis or other holiday plant.  Extend the beauty and longevity of these holiday beauties with proper care.

And that starts the minute you leave the florist or garden center.  Always protect your gift plants from the harsh outdoors.  ...

Franklin Farms Continues Decades Old Christmas Tree and Wreath Tradition on Franklin Ave. in Nutley

NUTLEY, NJ - For decades, families in Nutley and Belleville have known Franklin Farms as their destination for Christmas Trees, wreaths, and grave blankets. That tradition continues today as Mike Tauriello and his team serve their customers from the south Franklin Ave. location. 

Originally located in Belleville, Franklin Farms has always been on Franklin Ave. The original location ...

Corrections Officer Charged with Sexual Assault of Inmate at Northern State Prison

December 15, 2018

NEWARK, NJ - A corrections officer has been charged with sexual assault after having a relationship with an inmate at an Essex County Correctional Facility in Newark. 

Avril D. Richardson, 45, of Elizabeth has been charged with second-degree sexual assault for engaging in sexual conduct with an inmate at Northern State Prison, where she was employed as a senior correctional police ...

New Jersey AG Announces Lawsuits Against Eight Polluters Across the State

CAMDEN, NJ—The state of New Jersey announced today that it has filed eight separate lawsuits across the state that seek to hold polluters responsible for the actions, including one against a former gas station and its owner in Camden and the Puchak Wellfield Superfund site in Pennsauken, which once served drinking water to Camden residents.

Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal and ...

Death Penalty: Ultimate Justice Called for in Colts Neck Massacre

COLTS NECK, NJ - 'Give Him Death' sums up a call to action by lawmakers in District 24 in the wake of the devastating loss of Keith, Jennifer, Jesse and Sophia Caneiro.

In the wake of the tragic murder of a Colts Neck family, Senator Steven Oroho and Assemblymen Parker Space and Harold Wirths (all R-24) are calling for action on their legislation to reinstate the death ...

Nutley Residents Question Mixed-Use and Density Ordinance

December 4, 2018

NUTLEY, NJ -  Residents raised questions on the potential mixed-use and density ordinance, which was tabled at the Wednesday, Nov. 7 Board of Commissioners public meeting. Concerns were voiced about overcrowding in Nutley public schools considering the Board of Education’s $70 million referendum was rejected for the second time during the Nov. 6 General Election. Public Safety ...

Money Magazine Names Bloomfield, NJ Best Place in America for Sports Fans to Retire Right Now

BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- Money Magazine recently published it’s “8 Best Places to Retire in the U.S. Right Now” and named Bloomfield the Best place for Sports Fans to retire in. A number of factors went into their methodology, including the economic health, cost of living, health care, crime, diversity, and quality of living. Researchers explored the neighborhoods of considered areas, ...

Holiday Happenings at NJ State Parks Culminate with Re-Enactment of Washington’s Crossing of Delaware on Christmas

December 12, 2018

TRENTON, NJ — Holiday activities at the nearby Historic Village at Allaire are among a host of events planned this month at New Jersey state parks, culminating with the annual re-enactment of Gen. George Washington's crossing of the Delaware River on Christmas Day.

At Allaire State Park in Farmingdale, visitors can tour the historic village by lantern light and learn about Christmas ...

Neshanic Flea Market Property added to South Branch Greenway in Branchburg

BRANCHBURG, N.J. – The former Neshanic Flea Market property has been added to the South Branch Greenway.

The 3.68-acre parcel of land including a historic residence was subdivided and a 2.8-acre parcel was deeded to the Somerset County Open Space Preservation Program; the other parcel containing a little less than an acre was deeded to Branchburg Township.

Located at the intersection ...

NJ Festival Orchestra Holiday Shows to Bring Happiness in Divisive Times

November 28, 2018

WESTFIELD, NJ – Holiday tunes, Neapolitan songs and classic arias, including selections from the “Great American Song Book” will be included in upcoming performances by the New Jersey Festival Orchestra.

For David Wroe, the orchestra’s music director, picking a favorite part of the orchestra’s next show is not easy when considering the performances that will ...

Morristown's 27th Annual Gingerbread Wonderland Features Incredible Edible Masterpieces

MORRIS TOWNSHIP, NJ -   The 27th Annual Gingerbread Wonderland at Frelinghuysen Arboretum is a candy lovers dream.  The incredible masterpieces can be viewed from Friday November 30 through Sunday December 9.

Last year, over 179 edible masterpieces were crafted by schools, scouts, families and individuals for the wonderland and craft show.  With past ...

270-Year-Old Colonial Mansion in New Brunswick Gets 520K City Renovation

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - It was built in 1739 on a rise overlooking the Raritan River. George Washington visited it, so did British soldiers, who according to legend left their marks that are still visible today on the heavy wood floors.

Buccleuch Mansion, in Buccleuch Park, is still standing and expected to reopen to the public next year after a $527,000 renovation that has taken more ...

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Nutley Family Service Bureau Welcomes Grocery Gift Cards to Help Make Clients' Holiday Merry and Bright

December 15, 2018

NUTLEY, NJ - This weekend residents who want to do a little more to help neighbors for the holidays can pick up grocery gift cards for clients of Nutley Family Service Bureau.

The holiday season is especially stressful for families of limited means. For many, even simple gifts cannot be purchased without having to chose between purchasing a gift or food. One of the missions of NFSB ...

Township of Nutley "Operation Reassurance" for Seniors and Disabled Residents

Commissioner Alphonse Petracco has announced the implementation of a new program in the Department of Public Safety entitled Operation Reassurance that was created for the safety and wellbeing of senior and disabled persons who live alone.

Since maintaining independence can be increasingly difficult as people age, Operation Reassurance will help to enable them to maintain their ...

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Mon, December 17, 7:00 PM

Hospital Auditorium, Glen Ridge

Tour of the Birthing Center

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Mon, December 17, 7:00 PM

Marie McGuire Auditorium at Cedar Grove High School, Cedar Grove

Home for the Holidays: A Very Remy Christmas

Arts & Entertainment Education Giving Back

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Montclair Public Library, Montclair

Paw Patrol & Top Wing: Nick Jr. Library Adventures

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Hospital Conference Room 2 (Ground Floor), Glen Ridge

Becoming a Parent

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Nutley Relay for Life

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Nutley Resident Addresses Term Limits on Appointed Boards

November 18, 2018

I am writing to express my dissatisfaction with an upcoming resolution that will be presented on Tuesday Nov. 20 at the Township of  Nutley Board of Commissioners meeting.

I recently learned of a resolution that would limit voluntary members on township appointed boards to two consecutive terms. While it is possible to see what the intent is, the fact is that ...

Gratitude for Support of Nutley Public Schools Staff, Parents, and Community

Dear Nutley Staff, Parents and Community,

Thank you.

Almost two years ago, the Board of Education and district  administration began our journey to present the community with our  best long-term solution to the overcrowding in our schools. We believed that this referendum would not only alleviate our instructional space issues and remove trailers throughout ...

West Orange Woman Faces Charges After Being Accused of Stabbing Mail Carrier

December 12, 2018

WEST ORANGE, NJ — A 50-year-old United States postal mail carrier sustained several lacerations to the face on Monday afternoon after a 41-year-old West Orange woman stabbed him in the face while he was delivering mail, according to West Orange police.

Medgyne Anglade, 41, faces charges of aggravated assault and weapons possession in this incident, which occurred on Hillside Avenue at ...

Advocacy Group Asks Federal Judge To Expand Newark's Lead Filter Program

NEWARK, NJ - The group that is suing Newark over elevated levels of lead has asked a federal judge to make the city extend its filter distribution program to the East Ward, according to court documents.

The city treats its water at two different locations: the Pequannock and Wanaque plants. Newark Mayor Ras Baraka and other city officials have routinely said East Ward residents do not ...

Toy Soldier Statue Stolen From the Morristown Green; Help Find the Grinch Who Did it

December 15, 2018

MORRISTOWN, NJ - A six foot tall toy soldier statue that was being used as a decoration for the Christmas Festival on the Morristown Green has been stolen, said the Morristown Police Department. 

According to authorities, the incident occurred at 1am on December 9th and was reported by the Morristown Partnership later that morning. The incident was captured on ...

Bob Woodward: Trump White House Now A 'National Emergency'

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ -  Legendary journalist Bob Woodward sees President Donald Trump becoming more and more isolated, unwilling to listen to advisers and making impulsive decisions based on false information and assumptions.

"I think it's a national emergency in the White House," Woodward said when he appeared Monday night at the State Theatre in New Brunswick.

In a ...

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Gov. Murphy Delivers Economic Development Strategic Plan at On3 in Nutley

October 1, 2018

NUTLEY, NJ - Governor Phil Murphy unveiled his economic development strategic plan, “The State of Innovation: Building a Stronger and Fairer Economy in New Jersey”, at the On3 campus in Nutley on Monday. The plan sets New Jersey on the path to a stronger and fairer future where innovation and diversity are at the forefront of the State’s economy. The ...

Resolution Passed For On3 Phase 2A Redevelopment Plan by Nutley Board of Commissioners

NUTLEY, NJ - The Nutley Board of Commissioners passed a resolution at Monday's special meeting formally approving the Phase 2A redevelopment plan for the On3 campus. The plan approval was previously announced at the August 7 BOC meeting. Monday's meeting formally passed the resolution. 

The plan subdivides a part of the property into separate parcels for existing buildings on ...

NJ Shops Take Doughnuts to the Next Level

December 15, 2018

We found some of the best places to get doughnuts in New Jersey.

While one of the most recognizable global brands, Dunkin’, is dropping the “Donuts” from its  name, smaller doughnut shops in New Jersey are seeing rise in demand for the tasty treats.

Jessica Dreyer, a fourth generation farmer at Dreyer Farms in Cranford, NJ, said that doughnuts have ...

N.J. Congressman: Offshore Seismic Testing Threatens Ecosystem along Atlantic Coast

December 7, 2018

WASHINGTON, D.C. — In response to the Trump Administration’s announcement that it would approve requests for seismic airgun blasting in the Atlantic Ocean for geological surveying, U.S. Rep. Chris Smith has joined a House coalition pushing to end any prospects for offshore oil and gas drilling and exploration off the East Coast.

“Not here, not now, not ever,” said Smith ...

Safety and Security at Nutley Public Schools during Winter Sports Season

December 8, 2018

December 7, 2018

Dear Parents and Guardians,

As part of our on-going efforts to enhance security, and layers of safety for students, faculty, and the community attending events in the District, we will be implementing additional facility access protocols.

NHS will kick off the Winter Sports Season on Friday, December 14 with boys’ basketball games starting at 4 p.m.in the ...

Nutley Board of Education Accepting Applications for Board Trustee

The Nutley Board of Education is inviting interested citizens to submit a Letter of Interest and resume for the Board Trustee vacancy.

Letters of interest and resumes can be mailed to the Nutley Board of Education, 315 Franklin Avenue, Nutley, NJ 07110 attention: Karen Yeamans or emailed to kyeamans@nutleyschools.org by noon on December 13, 2018.

Board of Education members must be a U. S.

Repetitive Strain Injury Can Be Further Prevented by Proper Stretching

As a musician, there is no greater feeling than losing yourself in your instrument. However, playing any instrument frequently can lead to developing a repetitive strain injury. This can cause pain and make it difficult to play the music you love.

When faced with a repetitive strain injury, treating it quickly and efficiently is the best way to help you return to playing without pain. It is ...

LEGO Play Time at Nutley Public Library

Make creations from your wildest imagination at the Nutley Public Library's LEGO Play Time on select Saturdays! 

LEGO Play Time is a free drop-in program for ages 5 and older. Stop by the Children's Room from 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM on  December 1 for crafts, activities, and of course LEGO! 

No registration is required and all supplies are provided. 

For more ...

Children's Healthy Story Time at the Nutley Public Library

Join us on Wednesday, December 12 at 10:30 AM for a Children's Healthy Story Time with ShopRite of Nutley's dietitian Stephanie Bini, R.D!

This free event for children of all ages will feature stories, a craft, and the opportunity to sample healthy snacks.

All supplies are provided, and registration is required. Please sign-up online at ...

Joe Fischer's Holiday Magic Show at Nutley Public Library

Get ready to be merry and bright with Joe Fischer's Holiday Magic Show at the Nutley Public Library on Saturday, December 8 at 11:00 AM! 

This fun-filled family event for all ages will feature Joe Fischer's mystifying magic, as well as a special holiday craft participants can make and take home after the event. 

No registration is required. For more information, visit ...

Commissioner Tucci Announces Winter Session for Art Workshop

Commissioner Mauro G. Tucci announces Art Workshop classes will resume beginning January 19, 2019.  “This exciting program enables children ranging from grades 1 through 6 the opportunity to flourish by stimulating their creative spirit” states Commissioner Mauro G. Tucci.  Throughout this program youngsters will explore and enjoy the positive impact art history has in their ...

Nutley Family Service Bureau's Rock Hunger III Returns to the Old Canal Inn June 8, 2019

NUTLEY, NJ - Following the success of 2018's 'Rock Hunger II," Nutley Family Service Bureau is reminding everyone to save the date for 'Rock Hunger III.' The event will take place on the main stage at the Old Canal Inn on June 8, 2019.

The concert will begin at 6:30 p.m, all to support the food pantry operation at NFSB. The evening will include food and a ...

Nutley Family Service Bureau Kids Social Skills Workshop

In this free program, elementary school children learn how to interact in ways that are optimally communicative and socially appropriate. Skills for effective listening, reciprocal responsiveness, self-reflection, behavior modulation and heightened sensitivity to others will be the major focus.

The participants engage in child-centered activities such as: game playing, balanced competition and ...

Nutley Police Department Blotter December 8 to 14, 2018

December 15, 2018

REMINDER:  LOCK YOUR VEHICLES

Anyone who has information regarding any crimes can send a (non-emergent) Tip Anonymously by texting CRIMES starting message with NPDTIP or log into www.tipsoft.com and search Nutley

Police have received a number of complaints regarding phone fraud involving PSEG. Police Chief Strumolo urges residents to contact PSEG directly if anyone ...

The Jaffe Briefing - December 14, 2018

TRENTON - In his 30 years or so in print journalism, Charlie Stile knows his readers. This stalwart columnist at the Bergen Record knows what his readers will find interesting, how they like to be told a story and even when they are most likely to read his columns. Usually, that time is Friday morning, maybe around 10:30 a.m. or so. And that's why you should listen ...

Greenutley Winter Farmers Market Feb. 10, 2019 - Vendors Wanted

December 15, 2018

Winter Market • Sunday, February 10, 2019 • Online Vendor Registration

Greenutley and the Nutley Farmers Market invite you to our first ever Winter Market on Sunday, February 10, 2019 1:30-5:30pm at Vincent Methodist Church, 100 Vincent Place, Nutley!

Our Winter Market will offer a variety of local foods and handmade products...a bright spot ...

Upper Montclair Club Choir Holiday Concert

The Woman’s Club of Upper Montclair invites you to their annual Holiday Concert 

Wednesday, December 19, 2018 at 1:30 pm, 200 Cooper Avenue, Upper Montclair.  Featuring The Women’s Club Choir and Director Clarissa Anthony Schoch. The Chorus will be singing holiday music selections including: It’s beginning to look a lot like ...

N.J. High School Seniors Can Apply For Ag Achievement Award By Jan. 10

MANALAPAN, N.J. — New Jersey residents who are entering their senior year in high school this fall and are planning a career in agriculture or science may apply for the New Jersey Agricultural Achievement Award.  One winner will be selected and awarded a scholarship to honor their achievements.

The New Jersey Agricultural Achievement Award, sponsored by Dr. Amy Butewicz, a former ...

Who Knew? 10,001 Household Solutions by Bruce and Jeanne Lubin

Who Knew? 10,001 Household Solutions by Bruce and Jeanne Lubin (Castle Point Books, 2018)

 

“What’s this book?” my friend, Linda, asked me picking up my new copy of Who Knew? 10,001 Household Solutions by husband and wife writing team,  Bruce and Jeanne Lubin.

Linda was paging through the volume already and commenting on how interesting and helpful the book ...

All the Stars in the Heavens

All the Stars in the Heavens by Adriana Trigiani (Harper, 2015)

 

When I was a little girl, before there was colored television, sometimes I would watch a show where a beautiful, mature lady would enter a room through French doors, and greet her tv audience. The woman wore spectacular gowns that clung to her  curvy shape and sported big satin bows in the back. Her cheeks were like ...

The Real Lolita: the Kidnapping of Sally Horner and the Novel that Scandalized the World

The Real Lolita: The Kidnapping of Sally Horner and the Novel that Scandalized the World by Sarah Weinman (Harper Collins, 2018)

Who would have thought that the “nymphet” of Humbert Humbert’s perverted fantasies in the famous Vladimir Nabokov novel, Lolita, published in the United States in 1958, was influenced greatly by an infamous kidnapping case that took place in Camden, ...

Obituaries

Jun 10, 1983 - Jun 17, 2018
Ryan M. Lucas, 35 Proud Marine Veteran and Nutley Firefighter Ryan M. Lucas, a lifelong ...
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Sep 4, 1943 - Jun 10, 2018
William “Bill” Tangorra, 74, of Grand Rapids, Michigan passed away Sunday June 10, ...
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