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Protestors in New Brunswick Call for Adjunct Job Security at Rutgers, Defend Lincoln Annex

September 28, 2020

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Part-time lecturers at Rutgers calling for job security, students seeking a fossil fuel-free future, immigrants looking for a better way of life, residents denouncing racism – there was a sense of unity among the 250 or so people who gathered Saturday afternoon.

It may seem as if they are locked in disparate, if not desperate, battles, but many who grabbed the ...

Charter School Challenges 8th Graders to Combat Voter Suppression

NEWARK, NJ — Though the 13- and 14-year-old students of Philip’s Academy Charter School may be a ways away from casting ballots, teachers and administrators weren’t about to let them kick up their feet this election season. 

Students returned to school for the first time since last march on Thursday to write and send postcards to 500 unregistered voters in North Carolina ...

Landlords’ troubles deepen as state evictions ban protects nonpaying tenants

Some renters are forced out anyway by owners desperate for income in pandemic.

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.

In New Jersey’s pandemic-driven apartment housing crisis, there are no winners.

Tenants, unable to ...

No public testimony. Court-sanctioned deficit spending. NJ budget like no other

COVID-19 forced the governor and lawmakers to rewrite the budget playbook. Here’s what they did

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.

Gov. Phil Murphy is getting ready to sign a $32.7 billion spending plan into law ...

Nutley Installs Vote by Mail Drop Box for Election 2020

NUTLEY, NJ-- With Coronavirus concerns still persisting, the State of New Jersey is automatically mailing all registered voters a ballot for the November 3rd election.  While you will receive the ballot through mail you will still have the ability to vote provisionally in person if you prefer.

Nutley has installed its ballot drop box at Township Hall, located at One Kennedy Drive. Town ...

Coronavirus Update for Nutley, Belleville, and Essex County for Sept. 26, 2020

September 26, 2020

NUTLEY, NJ - The County of Essex reported 70 additional COVID-19 coronavirus cases in the Sept 26, 2020 report. The county also reported no additional deaths in the county.

In Nutley, the cumulative count for coronavirus cases is 573. The county is reporting a cumulative total of 36 deaths in Nutley.

In Belleville, the cumulative total of COVID-19 cases is 1145. The county is reporting a ...

Murphy Extends Public Health Emergency, Urges New Jerseyans to Work with Contract Tracers

TRENTON, NJ – During his COVID-19 press briefing Friday, Gov. Phil Murphy announced that he has extended the public health emergency in New Jersey for an additional 30 days. These declarations, unless extended, expire after 30 days.

“As we enter the Fall season, it is important to continue to take all steps necessary to save lives and stop the spread of COVID-19 in our ...

Dr. Fauci to NJ: "All in This Together; We Will End it Together"

NEW JERSEY -- Governor Phil Murphy was joined by Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergies and Infectious Diseases, Thursday morning for a live virtual conversation on COVID-19 (coronavirus) in New Jersey. The national expert in infectious disease said that he often points to New Jersey, which was among the first states to be “hit badly as cases ...

Vaccine opponents fear ‘twindemic’ of COVID and flu will prompt mandates

Some NJ legislators want a law requiring flu vaccines for students. Activists say COVID precautions are enough

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Concern about a potential autumn “twindemic” of COVID-19 and ...

Facts Behind This Week's FREE Opioid Overdose Reversal Drug Naloxone (NARCAN) Distribution

NUTLEY, NJ -  Gov. Murphy and Human Services Commissioner Carole Johnson announced the state will offer the opioid overdose reversal drug naloxone (commonly called Narcan) for free to residents at 322 participating pharmacies throughout New Jersey from September 24 through 26.

Residents can visit one of 322 participating pharmacies located in all 21 NJ counties and ...

Landlords’ troubles deepen as state evictions ban protects nonpaying tenants

September 28, 2020

Some renters are forced out anyway by owners desperate for income in pandemic.

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.

In New Jersey’s pandemic-driven apartment housing crisis, there are no winners.

Tenants, unable to ...

No public testimony. Court-sanctioned deficit spending. NJ budget like no other

COVID-19 forced the governor and lawmakers to rewrite the budget playbook. Here’s what they did

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.

Gov. Phil Murphy is getting ready to sign a $32.7 billion spending plan into law ...

Child Care Assistance Available to New Jersey Working Families

TRENTON, NJ – With many school districts opting to start the year remotely, many working parents are scrambling to find child care and figure out how to pay for it.

To ease the burden, the state has launched a $150 million tuition assistance program to help families cover those costs this fall.

The program will offer tuition assistance for parents with incomes of up to $75,000 in need ...

New Jersey Festival Orchestra Names New Executive Director, Zachary S. Blutner

September 27, 2020

The New Jersey Festival Orchestra (NJFO) today announces that, following an extensive search, Zachary S. Blutner has been named as the organization’s new Executive Director.

Blutner comes to NJFO with nearly 20 years of experience in both non-profit and for-profit institutions in the tourism and hospitality industries.

 “Zach joins us with a very impressive resume, great ...

Totowa's Inaugural Car Show is Sunday from 9 am to 2 pm

TOTOWA, NJ - The Inaugural Totowa Car Show is Sunday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

There will be food and beverages. There's no admission, it's free, so bring kids! 

The Car Show is taking place in the Wells Fargo parking lot at 515 Union Blvd. Totowa. 

 

 

Nutley Public Library Events for October 2020

Monday, October 5 at 7:00 p.m. – Virtual DISH!  The Monday Night Cookbook Club.  Members will choose, prepare at home, and present a DISH!  We will then gather online to discuss each other’s recipes, our cooking techniques, and share stories and culture.  To register and for further information visit: nutleypubliclibrary.org/dish-cookbook-club.  ...

Child Care Assistance Available to New Jersey Working Families

September 28, 2020

TRENTON, NJ – With many school districts opting to start the year remotely, many working parents are scrambling to find child care and figure out how to pay for it.

To ease the burden, the state has launched a $150 million tuition assistance program to help families cover those costs this fall.

The program will offer tuition assistance for parents with incomes of up to $75,000 in need ...

Nutley Public Library Events for October 2020

Monday, October 5 at 7:00 p.m. – Virtual DISH!  The Monday Night Cookbook Club.  Members will choose, prepare at home, and present a DISH!  We will then gather online to discuss each other’s recipes, our cooking techniques, and share stories and culture.  To register and for further information visit: nutleypubliclibrary.org/dish-cookbook-club.  ...

Youth virtually engage their peers on National Voter Registration Day

TRENTON NJ: Although COVID-19 has reshaped the election landscape in 2020, as in the past, motivated young Americans are leading the efforts to mobilize their communities this fall, even with minimal face-to-face interaction on campus. On National Voter Registration Day (Tuesday, Sept. 22), college student leaders with NJPIRGs’ New Voters Project launched their fall campaign efforts to ...

Nutley Protest: Spotlight on Aria Jennings

June 17, 2020

NUTLEY, NJ - On June 7th, hundreds of people marched through Nutley in solidarity in response to the recent deaths due to police brutality, specifically George Floyd of Minnesota. The protest started with a gathering in Yanticaw Park where people listened to the leaders of the protest as well as other black community members who spoke about personal experiences and the ...

Nutley High School Maroon and Gray June Issue is Published

NUTLEY, NJ - As we close out the year, I must take a moment and congratulate the Journalism I and II students. Today, they publish their final June issue of the Maroon and Gray, dedicated to the Class of 2020.

These students worked hard, in a virtual environment, to publish monthly while at home. Outside of our usual collaborative classroom, I am so proud of the ...

Psychologist Meryl Dorf PhD on Managing Anxiety During Times of Stress and Disruption

September 24, 2020

LITTLE FALLS, NJ -- TAPintoTV looks back to our conversation with clinical psychologist, Meryl Dorf, Ph.D. about how we can maintain our mental health and manage anxiety during times of stress and uncertainty. 

“There’s a lot that we can’t control and spending our time thinking and worrying about that fuels the anxiety,” said Dorf, “but focusing on ...

NJ Apple Picking Farm Provides Husky Dogs a Better Life

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 rid the orchard of critters and provide a better life ...

NJ Motor Vehicle Storage Facility Aims to Create Community for Car Enthusiasts

FAIRFIELD, NJ -- Allison Kulesza, General Manager of Car Lofts in Fairfield, spoke with TAPintoTV’s Executive Producer, Brian Brodeur about the facility's unique offerings for car enthusiasts and how the business has managed and pivoted during the pandemic. 

Car Lofts is a vehicle storage facility with a private social club for car enthusiasts, along with rental venues ...

Nutley Residents Establish Antonio Alessio Memorial Fund on GoFundMe

September 25, 2020

NUTLEY, NJ - Township residents set up a GoFundMe page to support the Alessio family during their time of loss. The family lost 4-year-old Antonio following an asthma attack.

Antonio suffered an asthma attack. Usually an oral steroid work but in this case it did not. Antonio was taken to the hospital where he was given additional treatment, but sadly that did not save him.

The Antonio ...

Why I Walk To End Alzheimer's

The Alzheimer's Association Greater New Jersey Chapter is spotlighting people who make a difference in the fight to end Alzheimer's and all other dementia, by participating in the upcoming 2020 Walk To End Alzheimer’s (WTEA) - the world’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research. Today we say thank you to Craig ...

St. Thomas School in Bloomfield Holds Successful Shoe Drive Fundraiser

BLOOMFIELD, NJ--St. Thomas the Apostle School in Bloomfield accomplished an amazing feat—collecting more than 2,500 pairs of shoes for its first-ever shoe drive fundraiser.

St. Thomas’ Home and School Association worked with the organization Funds2Orgs to collect gently worn, new or used shoes that will be donated to people in developing countries. The school also receives a ...

Gov. Murphy Commemorates Former West Orange Coach Joe Suriano

September 23, 2020

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Governor Phil Murphy remembered beloved West Orange High School Coach and teacher Joe Suriano in a broadcasted touching tribute on Sept. 18.

Suriano retired on Jan. 29, 2015 as teachers and staff lined the halls of West Orange High School. A scholarship in his name was founded in 2016 and will continue to provide funds for graduating WOHS seniors for years to ...

Jersey Shore Outdoors: Fishing Update from Jim Hutchinson, Sr., September 20 Update

LONG BEACH ISLAND REGION — The New Jersey summer flounder season ends today, September 19, and with northeast winds gusting to 30-knots and seas of 5-6-feet, few, if any, boats fished on the final day.

Now that the fluke season is over, it is time to look to the fall and begin seeing what other fish are available. Many anglers are already getting their gear ready for the fall run.

Rutgers Football Returning, But It's Unclear If President Holloway is In Favor of It

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Coach Greg Schiano’s on-again, off-again return to the Rutgers sidelines is on again after the Big Ten Council of Presidents and Chancellors voted Wednesday to resume the Big Ten football season on Oct. 23.

The team’s return to play an eight-game schedule will come with several new health protocols in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Big Ten will ...

Sheriff's Task Force Recovers Cache of Assault Weapons and Narcotics During Search Operation; Suspect Still At Large

September 26, 2020

BLOOMFIELD, NJ - A military-stlye assault rifle, two semi-automatic handguns, a cache of narcotics and cash were seized during two related investigations into narcotics trafficking in Essex and Union counties by a law enforcement task force, comprised of detectives from the Essex County Sheriff's Office and the Bloomfield and Elizabeth police departments.

On Friday, law enforcement ...

Social Security Call Alerts Nutley Resident about Federal Investigation for 22 lbs. of Cocaine and a Camry, in Texas

NUTLEY, NJ - In the ongoing attempts to defraud township residents, a recent phone, claiming to be from the Social Security Administration, was unusual enough to warrant a call to the Nutley Police Department. 

On Wednesday, a resident reported they had received several suspicious calls from a "Kevin M. Huse" claiming to be from the Social Security Administration.

The caller ...

NJ Rescue Squad Prez Resigns After Backlash Over COVID Conspiracy Views

WESTFIELD, NJ — The president of the local volunteer rescue squad, who faces criticism for his view that the pandemic is a hoax aimed at “Orwellian control” of the population, has stepped down from his leadership role.

David Sloan is resigning from his role as the squad's president, Chief Sergio Guzman announced Friday.

Sloan, who will remain a member of the ...

Hawthorne Restaurant Primo Amore Joins Other Restaurants in Filing a Class Action Lawsuit Against Governor Murphy

September 26, 2020

HAWTHORNE, NJ - Owners Linda and Michael Passaro have been running local eatery Primo Amore on Diamond Bridge Avenue for the last three and a half years. Having both come from families in the hospitality and restaurant industry, their dream of opening up their own family restaurant was realized once they took over Primo Amore. For the Passaros, it has been nothing short of fulfilling to be able ...

Celebrate Italy's Maritime Culture at Mamma Vittoria in Nutley This Week

NUTLEY, NJ - Beach season may be coming to a close but that doesn't mean the best flavors of the sea can't be experienced this week, right in Nutley Center.

This week, Mamma Vittoria, is serving dinner Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights. Among the specials is a traditional Italian Seafood Salad. Other menu favorites are also available. 

Know primarily as a catering ...

Live Music Continues at The Oakley in Nutley

NUTLEY, NJ - As NJ restaurants continue to wake up from the long COVID-19 slumber, Nutley's Oakley brought back live music as a part of the experience.

This weekend, patraons can enjoy the beautiful fall weather and come listen to some live music.

Taking the spotlight this week:

Thur, 9/24, 7-9 PM, Jonathan Fritz

Fri, 9/25, 9-11 PM, James Gedeon

Sat, 9/26, 9-11 PM, Nick ...

Menendez Champions Bill to Support Restaurant Recovery

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senator Bob Menendez announced last week that he has cosponsored the Restaurants Act, legislation that would provide $120 billion in federal relief for local food service, drinking establishments, and caterers that have suffered financial losses due to COVID-19.  

Funding through the grant program will be calculated based on revenue losses between 2019 and 2020 ...

IRS provides tax relief for victims of Hurricane Sally; Oct. 15 deadline, other dates extended to Jan. 15

September 28, 2020

WASHINGTON — Victims of Hurricane Sally that began on Sept. 14 now have until Jan. 15, 2021 to file various individual and business tax returns and make tax payments, the Internal Revenue Service announced on September 24, 2020.

The IRS is offering this relief to any area designated by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) as qualifying for individual assistance. Currently, this ...

Rutgers researchers: Job Satisfaction, Productivity Rise for Working Parents during COVID-19

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Juggling diaper changes and Zoom meetings might be a good combination for some Americans.

A new survey by researchers at Rutgers University reveals that working parents are happier with their job, and they are getting more done, than people without children.

Researchers attribute the surprising results to a sharp increase in the number of men helping with childcare and ...

IRS highlights employer credits for businesses during Small Business Week

WASHINGTON —During Small Business Week, the Internal Revenue Service reminds business owners and self-employed individuals of the employer credits available to them during COVID-19.  

These credits were specially created to help small business owners during this unprecedented time. During Small Business Week, the IRS wants to ensure all eligible people know about the relief ...

Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost at Vincent United Methodist Church Nutley (Sept. 27)

September 26, 2020

Sunday Worship Service
Vincent United Methodist Church will gather for worship in the church sanctuary this Sunday morning, September 27 at 10:00 a.m. on the Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost and United Methodist Women Sunday. Our service will be held in our sanctuary and will also be broadcast for viewing on Facebook Live. There will be a word about the UMW 
and the ...

Nutley Residents Establish Antonio Alessio Memorial Fund on GoFundMe

NUTLEY, NJ - Township residents set up a GoFundMe page to support the Alessio family during their time of loss. The family lost 4-year-old Antonio following an asthma attack.

Antonio suffered an asthma attack. Usually an oral steroid work but in this case it did not. Antonio was taken to the hospital where he was given additional treatment, but sadly that did not save him.

The Antonio ...

Assemblyman Caputo Statement on Passing of New Jersey Musician Tommy DeVito of ‘The Four Seasons’

TRENTON, NJ - Tommy DeVito, one of the founding members of The Four Seasons has died. He was 92.

Upon hearing about the loss of Belleville native Tommy DeVito due to COVID-19, Assemblyman Ralph Caputo (D-Essex) issued the following statement regarding this member of The Four Seasons – the musical group on which “Jersey Boys” was based:   

“Last ...

Two Furry Kids Caught Trying to Enter Fair Lawn School Too Early

September 10, 2020

FAIR LAWN, NJ - What were these furry kids thinking? Trying to break into Forrest Elementary School when they really should have read the sign better. Fortunately, the police saved the day by getting the furry children to their probable true destination: the forest.

All kidding aside, it was a tip from some real children playing near Forrest School on Hopper Avenue on September 5 that caused ...

COVID-19 Doesn’t Stop Saving Lives and Reducing Feral Cat Populations in New Jersey Communities

COVID-19 Doesn’t Stop Saving Lives and Reducing Feral Cat Populations in New Jersey Communities: Help Us Help More Cats Despite the Pandemic
CPAW New Jersey wins $10,000 grant and adds new volunteers to board

(Montclair, NJ) Even though COVID-19 has stopped normal life as we know it, the pandemic is not stopping the volunteers and board members of Communities
Promoting Animal ...

Nature's Menu Super Premium Dog Food Recalled Due to Possible Salmonella Risk

Nature’s Menu® Super Premium Dog Food with a Blend of Real Chicken & Quail is being voluntarily recalled due to possible contamination, announced Sunshine Mills, Inc. The recall is due to the possible contamination with Salmonella, they announced.

The contamination was noted after a sample of a single 3-pound bag of the product was collected and tested positive for ...

Essex County Hazardous Household Materials Collection Extended to Three Days

September 22, 2020

Collection Day is Extended to Three Days – October 1, 2 & 3

NEWARK, NJ — Essex County residents may participate in the Essex County Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day, sponsored by the County of Essex and the Essex County Utilities Authority. The event was expanded to three days because of the Jewish holiday Sukkot and since it was canceled in the spring due to ...

With Hard-Fought Environmental Justice Bill Signed in Newark, Activists Look Toward Work Ahead

NEWARK, NJ — When Maria Lopez-Nunez, director of environmental justice and community development for Ironbound Community Corporation, rattles off all the industrial entities impacting the quality of life for residents in her community, she needs both hands to count. 

Among the culprits: a garbage incinerator, the largest sewage waste treatment plant in New Jersey, two power ...

West Coast Wildfires Bring Smoke to Northeast Skies

JERSEY CITY, NJ - The prevailing haziness of the past few months is proving to be more than just mental today. That's because smoke from the massive wildfires impacting numerous locations along the West Coast of the United States has worked its way into the jetstream, creating a faint pall over East Coast skylines.

According to New York Metro Weather, "Visible satellite imagery shows ...

Charter School Challenges 8th Graders to Combat Voter Suppression

September 28, 2020

NEWARK, NJ — Though the 13- and 14-year-old students of Philip’s Academy Charter School may be a ways away from casting ballots, teachers and administrators weren’t about to let them kick up their feet this election season. 

Students returned to school for the first time since last march on Thursday to write and send postcards to 500 unregistered voters in North Carolina ...

Nutley Installs Vote by Mail Drop Box for Election 2020

NUTLEY, NJ-- With Coronavirus concerns still persisting, the State of New Jersey is automatically mailing all registered voters a ballot for the November 3rd election.  While you will receive the ballot through mail you will still have the ability to vote provisionally in person if you prefer.

Nutley has installed its ballot drop box at Township Hall, located at One Kennedy Drive. Town ...

Newark Museum of Art, Project Ready Collaborate to Register 2,500 Voters

NEWARK, NJ — The Newark Museum of Art and local nonprofit Project Ready are kicking off National Voter Registration Day with a campaign to register, educate and engage Newarkers before the Nov. 3. election.

The organizations pledged to register at least 2,500 voters and commit 10,000 more to cast their votes, according to a press release. Volunteers will carry out the mission through ...

$250K Fix-Up in Store for Morris Canal in Roxbury

September 25, 2020

ROXBURY, NJ – An important piece of the former Morris Canal, situated in Ledgewood and choked with weeds, will soon receive major restoration.

Known as Morris Canal Incline Plane 2 East, the 19th Century structure in Roxbury’s Morris Canal Park will see restoration of its stone-lined raceway, mule/towpath, foundations and support structures. The work will be funded by ...

September 22 Travel Update from Governor Murphy; 1 New State Added, 4 States Re-Added

NEW JERSEY - Governor Murphy has updated the travel advisory.. As of Tuesday, September 22 the Governor has added Wyoming and re-added Rhode Island, Nevada, Minnesota, and Arizona.

Visitors coming from the following states and jurisdictions must quarantine for 14 days:

Alabama (added 6/24/20)
Alaska (re-added 9/1/20)
Arizona (re-added 9/22/20)
Arkansas (added ...

Jersey Shore Outdoors: Fishing Update from Jim Hutchinson, Sr., September 20 Update

LONG BEACH ISLAND REGION — The New Jersey summer flounder season ends today, September 19, and with northeast winds gusting to 30-knots and seas of 5-6-feet, few, if any, boats fished on the final day.

Now that the fluke season is over, it is time to look to the fall and begin seeing what other fish are available. Many anglers are already getting their gear ready for the fall run.

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Township of Nutley to Conduct Flu Vaccine Clinic Oct. 1

September 23, 2020

THE NUTLEY HEALTH DEPARTMENT WILL CONDUCT A CLINIC FOR SENIOR CITIZENS AND INDIVIDUALS 19 YEARS OR OLDER

THURSDAY – OCTOBER 1, 2020 9AM – 12NOON
Nutley Parks & Recreation Department
44 Park Ave, Nutley
**No appointment necessary**

If you have Medicare or Medicaid A
Please bring your insurance card with you

No Cost to Nutley Residents or Employees
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Next Essex County Food Distribution to be in Newark's Independence Park

Event is Thursday, September 24th in Essex County Independence Park in Newark

 

NEWARK, NJ — Essex County's next Emergency Food Distribution Event will be Thursday, September 24, in Essex County Independence Park in Newark to help families negatively impacted by coronavirus. A thousand boxes of food will be distributed; these are meant to benefit families who ...

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Book Publishing and Writer’s Group

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Tue, September 29, 7:00 PM

Montclair Public Library, Montclair

Louis Armstrong: Famous Duets NEW - Online

Arts & Entertainment Education

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Shade Tree Committee Meeting - Virtual

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Official Notice: Nutley Board of Education Executive Session Meeting Sept 16

September 15, 2020

In accordance with the Open Public Meetings Act, P.L. 1975c. 231, this is to advise that the Nutley Board of Education will hold an Executive Session Meeting at 5:00 pm on Wednesday, September 16, 2020.

The Board attendance will be in-person at Spring Garden Cafeteria. Upon opening the meeting, the Board will immediately go into Closed 

Executive Session for an undetermined period ...

Township of Nutley COVID-19 Update Sept 11, 2020

Nutley Update on COVID-19

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

Total COVID-19 cases in Nutley
Additional Information

COVID-19 Total Cases
The Township of Nutley announced 14 additional cases since the last announcement on 8/28/202. Bringing the total to 583 cases and 37 deaths.

A Note from the Commissioners and Office of Emergency ...

Why the Flu Shot Is More Important Than Ever. Check it off your list.

Between social distancing and mask wearing, we have been taking the necessary precautions to safeguard our health. But there’s one more important item that should be on our to-do lists. It’s the annual flu vaccination, and this year, it’s more important than ever.

The flu and COVID-19 are both highly contagious respiratory illnesses. Although they’re caused by different ...

Nutley Public Library Announces New Interim Director.

NUTLEY, NJ - The Board of Trustees of the Nutley Public Library announced that a new Interim Director will take over effective Oct. 1.

The new Interim Director will be Michelle Albert. The current interim director, Kirin Patel, will step down and serve as Assistant Interim Director.

Patel was scheduled to retire April 1, 2020. When Nutley Public Library Director Maria Labadia passed away ...

Jamie Novak: How To Tidy Up & Get More Done, Virtually at the Nutley Public Library Oct. 19

Join best-selling author and organizer Jamie Novak for this virtual program on how to get more done — without getting overwhelmed. This program is for you if you have a lot of decluttering to do or if your to-do list is two pages long.

Leave this laugh-out-loud funny and new program with an action plan and a sense of calm about your organizing projects and never-ending to-do list.

Historic Ballantine Gates in Branch Brook Park Are Restored

September 26, 2020

NEWARK, NJ — Restoration of the historic Ballantine Gate in Essex County's Branch Brook Park is complete, Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. announced.

“The Ballantine Gate is a recognized feature of Branch Brook Park and a landmark in the Forest Hill neighborhood on Newark. Restoring this entrance during the 125th anniversary of the Essex County Parks ...

Essex County Freeholder Board Passes Resolution Supporting State Senate Bill Providing Criminal And Social Justice Reform On Marijuana Related Offenses

(Newark, NJ) – On September 23, 2020, the Essex County Freeholder Board passed a resolution in support of New Jersey State Senate Bill 2535 ("S2535"), which would provide criminal and social justice reform on certain marijuana and hashish offenses. Upon passage, the bill will decriminalize possession and distribution of less than one pound of marijuana. The bill will also raise ...

Protestors in New Brunswick Call for Adjunct Job Security at Rutgers, Defend Lincoln Annex

September 28, 2020

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Part-time lecturers at Rutgers calling for job security, students seeking a fossil fuel-free future, immigrants looking for a better way of life, residents denouncing racism – there was a sense of unity among the 250 or so people who gathered Saturday afternoon.

It may seem as if they are locked in disparate, if not desperate, battles, but many who grabbed the ...

Landlords’ troubles deepen as state evictions ban protects nonpaying tenants

Some renters are forced out anyway by owners desperate for income in pandemic.

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.

In New Jersey’s pandemic-driven apartment housing crisis, there are no winners.

Tenants, unable to ...

Important Information from Dr. Glazer Regarding Return to Instruction in Nutley Public Schools

August 17, 2020

August 17, 2020

Dear Nutley Parents and Staff,

On August 12, Governor Murphy signed an executive order that school districts that cannot meet all health and safety standards for safe in-person instruction may begin their school year with 100% virtual learning. While our draft plan reflects the extensive research and thorough planning the district has done to meet the health ...

New Jersey Date Night: Butter Them Up with Lobster

September 27, 2020

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

We’re trading our flip flops for boots and our shorts for sweatshirts. Picnic dates on the shore might be coming to an end but one seaside dish that never goes out of season is lobster. 

Baked, broiled or served chilled, the ever-popular crustacean makes for a great meal on your ...

It’s Harvest Time! 5 Fun New Jersey Wineries to Visit this Autumn

Wine experts say that fall is prime time for visiting wineries in New Jersey because it is the harvest season, when grapes are ripe on the vine.  

Over the years, the Garden State has earned credibility as a quality wine-producing state, in great part due to its fertile soil.

If you’re looking for a fun way to spend a day this season, consider a trip to one of ...

Careful What You Wish For

For Sale at Auction
One pre-owned Tyrannosaurus Rex dinosaur. Good condition. 188 original bones. Stands 13 ft high x 40 ft. long. Assembly required. Original box. Free shipping with Amazon Prime. Final sale only. No returns or exchanges.

If you thought museums were the only venues for large scale dinosaur skeletons, think again. In a few weeks Christie's will be selling an authentic, ...

Five Things You Should Know About Rainbow Babies

1. What is a Rainbow Baby?

A rainbow baby is a baby born after the loss of a previous baby due to miscarriage, stillbirth, or death in infancy. This term is given to these precious babies, because a rainbow typically follows a storm, giving us hope of what’s to come.

2. Who coined the term, Rainbow Baby?

While no one knows the exact origin of Rainbow Baby, it is a term that has ...

Remembering Tyler

September 22, 2020

Today marks 10 years since the passing of Tyler Clementi, a Rutgers University freshman whose death by suicide siezed the conscience of the nation. The following tribute was written by Tyler’s cousin Jen Ehrentraut whose memorable testimony helped pass NJ’s anti-bullying bill of rights.

No one knows exactly why someone else takes their own life, but Tyler chose to jump off of the ...

Responding to “An Open Letter to the Nutley Board of Commissioners, Nutley UNICO and Nutley-Belleville Columbus Day Parade Committee

Columbus is regarded as a hero to the Italian people mainly because of his skilled navigational abilities. His goal was to find a more direct route to Asia by sailing in a
westerly direction from Spain instead of following the traditionally accepted navigational route around the coast of Africa. Many thought it would be a suicide mission.  Nevertheless, Columbus lobbied Queen ...

On3

Nutley Chamber of Commerce presents Gateway To On3

September 21, 2020

Gateway To ON3: In order to pull the workers and students from the ON3 (formerly Hoffmann-La Roche) campus into Nutley, the Nutley Chamber of Commerce is investing in a "ON3 Gateway to Nutley Project" to benefit our members.

The Chamber has purchased 2,500 "Love Nutley, Shop Nutley" reusable shopping bags, which will be distributed to the businesses and schools at ON3, ...

Nutley's On3 update: 200 Metro Blvd. occupied; changes to Phase IIA of Roche site Redevelopment

NUTLEY, NJ - Mayor/Parks and Recreation Commissioner Mauro G. Tucci announced during the Tuesday, Aug. 11 Nutley Board of Commissioners meeting that Eisai will fully occupy 200 Metro Blvd. at the On3 campus. PB Nutcliff Master, LLC also presented changes to the proposed Phase IIA of the redevelopment plan to the On3 site.

Eisai, a Japanese oncology and neurology-focused pharmaceutical ...

A Tribute: Honoring my Father on the 75th Anniversary of the End of World War II

September 28, 2020

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Joe McVeigh grew up in Brooklyn and spent part of his summers in Keansburg.  As with several towns along the north end of the shore during those times, there was a ferry running between New York City and the boardwalk community.  He met my mom there, as her family also spent time in Keansburg when away from the summer heat of Jersey City. Her father was a ...

Paterson Will Pilot Guaranteed Income

“I'm now convinced that the simplest approach will prove to be the most effective — the solution to poverty is to abolish it directly by a now widely discussed measure: the guaranteed income.”

- Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

In June 2020, a coalition of mayors founded Mayors for a Guaranteed Income (MGI) to advocate for direct, recurring cash payments to everyday ...

IRS provides tax relief for victims of Hurricane Sally; Oct. 15 deadline, other dates extended to Jan. 15

September 28, 2020

WASHINGTON — Victims of Hurricane Sally that began on Sept. 14 now have until Jan. 15, 2021 to file various individual and business tax returns and make tax payments, the Internal Revenue Service announced on September 24, 2020.

The IRS is offering this relief to any area designated by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) as qualifying for individual assistance. Currently, this ...

New Jersey Festival Orchestra Names New Executive Director, Zachary S. Blutner

The New Jersey Festival Orchestra (NJFO) today announces that, following an extensive search, Zachary S. Blutner has been named as the organization’s new Executive Director.

Blutner comes to NJFO with nearly 20 years of experience in both non-profit and for-profit institutions in the tourism and hospitality industries.

 “Zach joins us with a very impressive resume, great ...

Nutley Public Library Events for October 2020

Monday, October 5 at 7:00 p.m. – Virtual DISH!  The Monday Night Cookbook Club.  Members will choose, prepare at home, and present a DISH!  We will then gather online to discuss each other’s recipes, our cooking techniques, and share stories and culture.  To register and for further information visit: nutleypubliclibrary.org/dish-cookbook-club.  ...

Florence Adler Swims Forever by Rachel Beanland

Florence Adler Swims Forever by Rachel Beanland (Simon & Schuster, 2020)

 

Month and Year: August 1926

Event: At the age of 21, the tenacious Trudy Ederly, a 1924 Olympic gold medalist in the 4 x 100 meter freestyle relay,  became the first woman to swim across the English Channel. Ederly, a Jersey girl, made it from the shores of France to the British Coast in 14 hours and ...

Too Much and Not Enough by Mary Trump

Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World’s Most Dangerous Man by Mary L. Trump, Ph.D. (Simon & Schuster, 2020)

 

I admit it. I couldn’t wait to get my copy of Too Much and Never Enough by President Donald Trump’s niece, Mary Trump. Mary, whose father, Fred, was Donald’s  older brother, was shunned by her grandfather and cut out of the ...

The Source by James Michener

Retro Review

The Source by James Michener, 1965. 

 

It is nearly impossible to describe the scope of The Source, a remarkable historical novel by James Michener. Nearly 1000 pages long, the rich details about the evolution of humanity, from the days of the cave dwellings till the modern era, Michener regales us with details of the many civilizations that have dwelled in the ...

Obituaries

Aug 29, 1947 - Sep 18, 2020
Mascolo, Paul, age 73, of Nutley passed away on September 18th at home surrounded by his ...
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Oct 13, 1967 - Sep 2, 2020
Beloved Father and Brother, Nutley Chamber of Commerce President Daniel M. Leon, 52, of Nutley, ...
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The Jaffe Briefing - September 25, 2020

TRENTON – It has been suggested for years that you bring your own bag to the store, rather than wasting more of those single-use plastic and paper bags that fill our landfills. The state Legislature wants a sweeping ban on the distribution of these bags, as well as plastic straws and polystyrene food containers, that are destroying the planet. This important measure now heads to Gov. Phil ...