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Environmental Advocacy Groups Condemn State’s Renewable Energy Program

February 25, 2021

NEWARK, NJ — Environmental and grassroots community groups are taking aim at New Jersey’s Renewable Energy Credits program with the release of a report on Wednesday, which raised concerns about incinerators’ inclusion in the program. 

The state’s renewable energy program is subsidizing incinerators, essentially “rewarding them” for burning ...

Amazon to Call Bordentown Home for New Delivery Station

BORDENTOWN, NJ -- Amazon will soon be adding Bordentown to its list of locations from which is serves the world. The worldwide retail detail announced on Wednesday that it will be opening a delivery station in five New Jersey towns including Bordentown at 2473 Old York Road - Building 1.  

Each of Amazon’s new standard delivery stations in Bordentown, Cranbury, ...

Partnership with Owners of Prudential Center will Bring $72 Million Restoration of Jersey City's Loew's Theatre to Life

JERSEY CITY, NJ - In what appears to be the next big step in restoring the Loew’s Theater and turning it into a performing arts center, Mayor Steven Fulop announced a new partnership with Devils Arena Entertainment (DAE), the largest purveyor of entertainment in New Jersey and operator of Prudential Center, one of North America’s top 10 most booked arenas to move forward on a ...

Groove Through The Last Week in February in Nutley with Live Music at the Oakley

NUTLEY, NJ - It's the last week of February, already, and what better way to mark the occasion than with dinner, a drink, and a song? The Oakley in Nutley has live music Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights this week.

2/25, 7-9:30 PM - Rick Winow

2/26, 7:30-10 PM - Alan & Jeannine Duo

2/27, 7:30-10 PM - Nick Nella

The Oakely is located at 789 Bloomfield Ave. Nutley NJ, ...

Recipe for Macculloch Hall Raisin Cookies

The raisins needed for Louisa Macculloch's raisin cookies recipe most likely came from the grapes grown on the Macculloch farm in Morristown, New Jersey. Enjoy this adapted recipe for a delicious taste from the past! And don't forget to check out Louisa's original recipe at https://maccullochhall.org/interactive-home-activities/....

Adapted Raisin Cookie Recipe:

1 ½ cups ...

'Slowly But Surely, The Needle Is Moving in The Right Direction': Gov. Murphy Gives Latest NJ Update

February 24, 2021

TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy provided during his COVID press briefing on Wednesday some positive news about testing sites and vaccinations. He said the 1,758,979 total vaccine doses (1,192,364 first doses, and 566,441 second doses) have been administered as of this morning.  He also was proud that New Jersey has been able to distribute vaccine more equitably than other ...

Nutley Mourns 54th COVID-19 Death, County Reports Additional Deaths in Bloomfield, Belleville

NUTLEY, NJ - The County of Essex reported eight additional COVID-19 deaths in the county in the daily Feb. 24, 2021 coronavirus report. Nutley, Bloomfield, and Belleville each lost one resident to the pandemic. Other deaths in the county were in West Orange, Caldwell and Newark. 

To date, 2,394 Essex County residents were lost to COVID-19. Nutley lost 54 residents. Belleville ...

Family Doctors — Untapped Resources in NJ’s Battle Against COVID-19

Special to TAPinto. 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.

NJ SPOTLIGHT-- Family doctors are a trusted gateway to the health care system for scores of New Jersey residents — including many with underlying ...

NJ Gov. Murphy Orders All Flags at Half Staff in Honor of 500,000 American Lives Lost to COVID-19

TRENTON, NJ - New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy ordered all flags in New Jersey to fly at half staff until sundown Friday in honor of the 500, 000 Americans lost during the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic.

The order follows President Joe Biden's proclamation on Monday ordering all flags on federal property to be flown at half staff. 

There have been 20,689 COVID-19 deaths in NJ.

Small Businesses Can Play a Big Role in Combatting Covid-19’s Spread

Gov. Phil Murphy’s recent announcement that some statewide COVID-19 business restrictions are being relaxed may signal that more relief is ahead for small- and medium-sized businesses. The welcome news comes as New Jersey’s COVID benchmarks are finally trending lower.

But as chief medical officer at an urgent care organization which provides COVID- 19 testing throughout Central New ...

Murphy Announces $29.5 Million to Support College and University Students Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

February 24, 2021

Gov. Announces Two Initiatives: Opportunity Meets Innovation Challenge Grants ($28.5 Million) and Hunger-Free Campus Grant Program ($1 Million)

TRENTON – Gov. Phil Murphy and Secretary of Higher Education Dr. Brian Bridges announced that $29.5 million in federal funding will be available to New Jersey’s institutions of higher education amid the ongoing COVID-19 ...

Murphy Unveils $44.8 Billion Fiscal Year 2022 Budget

TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy delivered his annual budget address on Tuesday by outlining a Fiscal Year 2022 Budget (FY2022) that includes investments to help New Jersey emerge from the pandemic stronger, fairer, and more resilient.

The governor said that he was proud to unveil this budget, which makes a full pension payment for the first time in more than a quarter of a ...

NJ Budget 2022: How Much is There to Deal with COVID-19?

Gov. Phil Murphy has allotted billions from Washington to bolster schools, local governments and health care needs arising from the 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.

The COVID-19 pandemic loomed large in Gov.

Groove Through The Last Week in February in Nutley with Live Music at the Oakley

February 25, 2021

NUTLEY, NJ - It's the last week of February, already, and what better way to mark the occasion than with dinner, a drink, and a song? The Oakley in Nutley has live music Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights this week.

2/25, 7-9:30 PM - Rick Winow

2/26, 7:30-10 PM - Alan & Jeannine Duo

2/27, 7:30-10 PM - Nick Nella

The Oakely is located at 789 Bloomfield Ave. Nutley NJ, ...

Nutley Resident Mary Perna Caruso Celebrates 100th Birthday

NUTLEY, NJ - The Nutley Board of Commissioners presented a proclamation celebrating the 100th birthday of Nutley resident Mary Perna Caruso during the Tuesday, Feb. 16 public meeting held on Zoom. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Caruso and her family were not present for the presentation. Mayor/Parks and Recreation Commissioner Mauro G. Tucci delivered the certificate to her personally on ...

Nutley Library Board of Trustees Approves New Library Director

NUTLEY, NJ - The Board of Trustees of the Nutley Public Library unanimously approved the appointment of a new Library Director.

Michelle Albert will be the new director. Albert has served in the role Acting Library Director since Oct. 1, 2020. Albert moved into that role following the departure of Kirin Patel from the acting director position. 

Patel was originally scheduled ...

Railroad History Comes Alive at Steamtown Historic National Site in Scranton PA

February 24, 2021

SCRANTON, PA -- Located in the heart of Scranton, Pennsylvania, Steamtown National Historic Site offers visitors an exciting look into one of the first rail lines built in the northeast. The park is built on the former site of the Delaware, Lackawanna and Western Railroad, one of the earliest and most important rail lines in northeastern Pennsylvania.

Steamtown features a large collection of ...

Lincoln of Wayne Provides Safe and Personalized Shopping Experience with On-Demand Service

WAYNE, NJ -- As a leading national dealership, Lincoln of Wayne has embraced technology and personalized service in recent years. During the COVID-19 pandemic, those options have proven to be of great value in continuing to serve their customers safely. Peter Spina, Jr., General Manager of Lincoln of Wayne, spoke with TAPintoTV, about their innovative On Demand program. 

“The ...

Governor Murphy Signs Cannabis Legalization: NJ CannaBusiness Association President on Economic Impact

LITTLE FALLS, NJ -- TAPintoTV’s Brian Brodeur spoke with NJ CannaBusiness Association President, Edmund Deveaux, in a wide-ranging conversation in December 2020. Today, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy signed legislation to formally legalize marijuana in the state.

The NJ CannaBusiness Association was started by Deveaux and his colleagues at Burton Trent Public Affairs based in ...

Murphy Announces $29.5 Million to Support College and University Students Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

February 24, 2021

Gov. Announces Two Initiatives: Opportunity Meets Innovation Challenge Grants ($28.5 Million) and Hunger-Free Campus Grant Program ($1 Million)

TRENTON – Gov. Phil Murphy and Secretary of Higher Education Dr. Brian Bridges announced that $29.5 million in federal funding will be available to New Jersey’s institutions of higher education amid the ongoing COVID-19 ...

Rutgers President Stands By Virtual Graduation Decision, Doesn't Want a 'Super-Spreader Event'

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rutgers University President Jonathan Holloway acknowledged that his decision to forgo in-person commencement ceremonies this spring was an unpopular one among the many who sent him letters over the past week.

And, he is doubling down on his decision to hold them virtually and not run the risk of turning Rutgers commencement into a super-spreader event.

“I want ...

Nutley Public Library Events for March 2021

Wednesdays, January 13 to March 31 at 3:30 p.m. -  Reading Buddies – Readers choose a book and pair up with a Teen buddy to practice their reading and public speaking skills.  For grades K-5.  Sign-up at youthservices.nutleypubliclibrary.org to receive Zoom program link and password. 

 

Beginning of February – May – Teen Take ...

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, ...

Van Riper House Invites Residents to Become Part of Nutley History

February 23, 2021

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 ...

Clara Maass Medical Center Hosts Virtual Wine Tasting Fundraising Event: A Tasteful Experience from Home

Hospital’s Annual Fundraising Event Held Virtually in Support of Patients and Employees

Belleville, NJ -- Clara Maass Medical Center, a facility of RWJBarnabas Health hosted a virtual Wine Tasting Event, A Tasteful Experience from Home to support the critical needs of its patients, families and ‘healthcare heroes’.

The event, which was held as the ...

NJ Woman in Dire Need of a Kidney

DENVILLE, NJ -- Motherhood was one of the greatest joys for Debra Kaufman. Her pregnancy resulted in having a son, Bryan, now in his 30s. However, the pregnancy at the time also resulted in preeclampsia, a pregnancy complication characterized by high blood pressure and signs of damage to another organ system. In many cases, it negatively impacts the liver and kidneys. Preeclampsia ...

Rutgers Will Increase Spectator Capacity at Athletic Venues

February 23, 2021

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ — Rutgers plans to increase spectator capacity at its athletic venues effective immediately.

In accordance with Gov. Phil Murphy’s Executive Order No. 225, which was announced Monday morning, the university plans to permit two parents or guardians of each Rutgers student-athlete to attend sporting events held on campus, while the total number of spectators are not ...

NJ Easing Restrictions for Religious Gatherings, Live Sports, Entertainment Venues

NEW JERSEY — “Good trends,” as Gov. Phil Murphy put it Monday, will allow New Jersey to expand its COVID-19 gathering limits.

The changes go into effect immediately. Religious services at churches, mosques and other houses of worship will be allowed to run at 50% capacity.

Also in effect, two parents/guardians will be allowed to attend indoor and outdoor college ...

Ridger Girls Basketball Team Girls Defeats SEC American Rival Nutley

GLEN RIDGE, NJ-- While there have been some pitfalls, the 2021 high school basketball season has produced some good results at Glen Ridge High.

Cancellations have forced some changes in the schedules for both the boys and girls varsity squads, but when the Ridgers have been on the court, the results have been good.

The girls improved its record to 2-3 with an impressive win over ...

Caught on Camera: Police Looking For Man Who Tried To Set Fire To Home Of Sleeping Elderly Couple

February 23, 2021

CORAL SPRINGS, FL – For an unknown reason, a man tried to burn down a Coral Springs house while a married couple in their 70s slept inside on Sunday morning.

Coral Springs police on Monday asked the public for help in identifying the man who was captured on a Ring camera walking up to a house on NW 113 Terrace in Cypress Run at 4:40 a.m., dumping gas in the garage area, starting a small ...

Newark Officers Carry Woman to Safety During House Fire 

NEWARK, NJ — In the midst of combating a blaze on North 6th Street, Newark police officers rescued an elderly woman by carrying her to safety this weekend. 

As firefighters fought a 2-alarm blaze at 45 North 6th St. early Saturday morning, two officers from the Metro Unit carried a 76-year-old woman to safety, Newark Public Safety Director Anthony Ambrose ...

Nutley Residents Warned of New Phone Scam

NEW JERSEY - New Jersey State Police are alerting residents to a new phone scam. According to police, scammers are using spoofing technology to call residents asking for personal social security numbers.

Spoofing technology allows a person to have a different, fraudulent number appear on the called ID. The number they are using (973-785-9419) is a legitimate phone number for the New ...

Recipe for Macculloch Hall Raisin Cookies

February 25, 2021

The raisins needed for Louisa Macculloch's raisin cookies recipe most likely came from the grapes grown on the Macculloch farm in Morristown, New Jersey. Enjoy this adapted recipe for a delicious taste from the past! And don't forget to check out Louisa's original recipe at https://maccullochhall.org/interactive-home-activities/....

Adapted Raisin Cookie Recipe:

1 ½ cups ...

Clara Maass Medical Center Hosts Virtual Wine Tasting Fundraising Event: A Tasteful Experience from Home

Hospital’s Annual Fundraising Event Held Virtually in Support of Patients and Employees

Belleville, NJ -- Clara Maass Medical Center, a facility of RWJBarnabas Health hosted a virtual Wine Tasting Event, A Tasteful Experience from Home to support the critical needs of its patients, families and ‘healthcare heroes’.

The event, which was held as the ...

Nutley Public Library Events for March 2021

Wednesdays, January 13 to March 31 at 3:30 p.m. -  Reading Buddies – Readers choose a book and pair up with a Teen buddy to practice their reading and public speaking skills.  For grades K-5.  Sign-up at youthservices.nutleypubliclibrary.org to receive Zoom program link and password. 

 

Beginning of February – May – Teen Take ...

Bloomfield's Iconic Obal's Inn to Reopen After Brief Closing

BLOOMFIELD, NJ-- Obal's Inn, a fixture in Bloomfield since the 1950s, is planning a comeback.  Most restaurants and bars have felt the squeeze since early last year with COVID restrictions greatly hampering the way food and beverage businesses were permitted to operate. 

In early February, reports started circulating that Obals was closing their doors for good as a result of ...

Amazon to Call Bordentown Home for New Delivery Station

February 25, 2021

BORDENTOWN, NJ -- Amazon will soon be adding Bordentown to its list of locations from which is serves the world. The worldwide retail detail announced on Wednesday that it will be opening a delivery station in five New Jersey towns including Bordentown at 2473 Old York Road - Building 1.  

Each of Amazon’s new standard delivery stations in Bordentown, Cranbury, ...

Grow Your Business with TAPinto, a Trusted Marketing Partner for Businesses and Organizations

Growing your business with TAPinto is easy, affordable and effective.  Businesses can tap into our highly engaged local audience with a variety of marketing options, including content marketing, email marketing, social media marketing, sponsorships, banner advertising and more. 

TAPinto provides a trusted place for businesses and organizations to advertise their products and ...

Lincoln of Wayne Provides Safe and Personalized Shopping Experience with On-Demand Service

WAYNE, NJ -- As a leading national dealership, Lincoln of Wayne has embraced technology and personalized service in recent years. During the COVID-19 pandemic, those options have proven to be of great value in continuing to serve their customers safely. Peter Spina, Jr., General Manager of Lincoln of Wayne, spoke with TAPintoTV, about their innovative On Demand program. 

“The ...

Nutley Resident Mary Perna Caruso Celebrates 100th Birthday

February 24, 2021

NUTLEY, NJ - The Nutley Board of Commissioners presented a proclamation celebrating the 100th birthday of Nutley resident Mary Perna Caruso during the Tuesday, Feb. 16 public meeting held on Zoom. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Caruso and her family were not present for the presentation. Mayor/Parks and Recreation Commissioner Mauro G. Tucci delivered the certificate to her personally on ...

Nutley Mourns 54th COVID-19 Death, County Reports Additional Deaths in Bloomfield, Belleville

NUTLEY, NJ - The County of Essex reported eight additional COVID-19 deaths in the county in the daily Feb. 24, 2021 coronavirus report. Nutley, Bloomfield, and Belleville each lost one resident to the pandemic. Other deaths in the county were in West Orange, Caldwell and Newark. 

To date, 2,394 Essex County residents were lost to COVID-19. Nutley lost 54 residents. Belleville ...

Vincent United Methodist Church Nutley to Gather Virtually for Second Sunday in Lent Feb. 28

Vincent United Methodist Church will gather for worship online this Sunday morning, February 28 at 10:00 a.m. on the Second Sunday in Lent, where we mark a season of reflection, repentance and renewal. The church building will be closed for worship, but the service will be broadcast live from the sanctuary on the church Facebook page and will be available for Call In. There will be ...

Alfred Baumann Library in Woodland Park Welcomes New Mascot

February 10, 2021

WOODLAND PARK - ​The Alfred Baumann Library in Woodland Park has a new mascot – Syd the Snail. The Library snail is a Cornu aspersum, or more commonly known as the brown garden snail. 

Syd is 6 months old and was raised by Library Assistant Lesli Galluzzo. Being nocturnal, snails spend much of the day sleeping. They love to eat when awake. This type of snail is an ...

Say "I Love You" With Free Valentine's Day Cards From St. Hubert's in Madison

MADISON, NJ - Want to say "I Love You" this Valentine's Day? Download a Valentine's Day card from St. Hubert's Animal Welfare Center. Cards are free, but donations are appreciated.

To download your free card, click HERE

 

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St. Hubert's Provides Update on Pup Found Tied to a Pole in Freezing Cold Weather

MADISON, NJ  - St. Hubert's has provided an update on Lux, the small dog that was found tied to a pole outside an apartment complex in Irvington in the freezing cold on January 23.

"We’re so happy to report that Lux is making great strides and is on the road to recovery after being found abandoned last week. We can’t thank you enough for your outpouring of ...

What Are The Odds Milltown Mel Will See His Shadow On Groundhog Day?

MILLTOWN, NJ - Forget about placing bets on whether Tom Brady will win another championship on February 7. The big bet is whether Milltown Mel will see his shadow on Tuesday. Yes, it is Groundhog Day once again and those furry forecasters are getting their game faces on for their moment in the spotlight and even bookies are weighing in with the odds on whether the top groundhogs in the states ...

Environmental Advocacy Groups Condemn State’s Renewable Energy Program

February 25, 2021

NEWARK, NJ — Environmental and grassroots community groups are taking aim at New Jersey’s Renewable Energy Credits program with the release of a report on Wednesday, which raised concerns about incinerators’ inclusion in the program. 

The state’s renewable energy program is subsidizing incinerators, essentially “rewarding them” for burning ...

Belleville School District to Add Two New Electric Buses, Funded by a State Grant

BELLEVILLE, NJ — The ride to school will soon be more environmentally friendly for some Belleville students.

The school district will be adding two new electric school buses from Lion Electric valued at $834,604 through a grant contributed by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Production (DEP).

The grant was made through a transportation electrification initiative launched ...

Montclair Council Passes Leaf-Blower Restrictions

MONTCLAIR, NJ - The Montclair Township Council held a regular meeting on February 16 to consider the second-reading ordinance amending the township’s rules and regulations regarding gasoline-powered leaf blowers and also a brief consent agenda of resolutions that yielded some unexpected discussions about two of the items listed. 

Public comment was lighter than usual, and it ...

In Council Race to Make NYC More Accessible

February 23, 2021

New York, NY—Rebecca Lamorte was 22 years old in 2013 when she was pushed by someone on the subway platform and her leg got caught in the gap between the platform and a 6 train. Accessibility and disability justice is one of the main reasons that compelled her to run for elected office in City Council District 5.

Lamorte was one of six candidates recently interviewed by the neighborhood ...

Ready To Vote in NJ 2021 Elections? Check Your To-Do List Here

Editor’s Note: This coverage is made possible through Votebeat, a nonpartisan reporting project covering local election integrity and voting access. The article is available for reprint under the terms of Votebeat’s republishing policy.

Several key questions remain unanswered about voting in 2021. Will voting in person be the primary way to cast a ballot? Will it be ...

NJ’s Experience with 2020 Elections, an Invaluable Teacher for Coming Contests

Advocates and experts agree, New Jersey did a remarkable job rolling out paper ballots and ballot boxes on an unforgiving schedule. Now it has a remarkable chance to learn from what it did right.

Editor’s Note: This coverage is made possible through Votebeat, a nonpartisan reporting project covering local election integrity and voting access. The article is available for ...

$2 Billion Plan to Replace Newark Liberty Airport Monorail Moves Forward

February 16, 2021

NEWARK, NJ — The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey moved one step closer to advancing a $2 billion plan to replace Newark Liberty International Airport’s aging monorail following the release of a draft environmental plan last week. 

Upon the publication of the environmental report on Feb. 11, a 30-day public review and comment period commenced for the Port ...

Bridging the Financial Gap, Toll Increases Proposed on Eight NJ-PA River Crossings

YARDLEY, PA -- For the first time in 10 years, the Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission (DRJTBC) has announced a system-wide toll increase deemed necessary to fund planned capital projects throughout the agency’s Pennsylvania-New Jersey service region and meet financial obligations.  The Commission, which operates eight toll bridges and 12 toll-supported ...

Traveling Internationally? New COVID-19 Testing Requirements Now in Effect to Reenter U.S.

NEW JERSEY - The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced an order regarding all air passengers arriving in the United States from an international destination. The order, which requires proof of a negative COVID-19 test or recovery from COVID-19, is now in effect.

The order applies to all air passengers, two years of age or older, traveling into the U.S. including ...

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Green Glow on the Waterfall at Kingsland Park Nutley

My camera absorbed the green lit street nearby to add this super cool glow to the waterfalls in this long exposure nighttime shot at Kingsland Park in Nutley, NJ. 

Winter Storm Orlena Captured Through the Eyes of Alex

NUTLEY, NJ - Township's unofficial photo laureate Alex Fagioli braved frigid temperatures, snow, and high winds to capture iconic images of the Nutley during winter storm Orlena. 

Fagioli took to the streets, and rails, during the storm on Tues. Feb. 2 to capture the height of the storm. He then took to the streets on Wednesday to capture Nutley at its winter-best. 

Always ...

Van Riper House Invites Residents to Become Part of Nutley History

February 23, 2021

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 ...

Still Time to Order Thursday Dinner from Nutley's Old Canal Inn to Benefit Local Cub Scouts

NUTLEY, NJ - There's still time to order Thursday dinner from Nutley's Iconic Old Canal Inn to benefit Cub Scout Pack 141.

For one special night, families can come together for dinner, an iconic local business gets the local support it deserves, parents don't have to worry about preparing dinner, and with all of this, Nutley being Nutley, the Cub Scouts benefit. 

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Essex County Emergency Food Distribution Event Thursday at Bloomfield Public Library

BLOOMFIELD, NJ-- Essex County has announced an Emergency Food Distribution Event on Thursday, February 25th in the Bloomfield Public Library parking lot to help families negatively impacted by the Coronavirus.

1,000 boxes of food will be distributed, and they are meant to benefit families who have been forced out of work and are not able to afford food.

The event will be held rain ...

Nutley Winter Snow Storm Bulletin #2 February 18, 2021

February 18, 2021

The following information, from the Township of Nutley Board of Commissioners, has been prepared to advise residents about preparedness and enforcement during the Winter Storm effective Wednesday, February 17, 2021.

AS OF 3:46AM THURSDAY 2/18, THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN NEW YORK ISSUED THAT A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS N EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM FRIDAY.  SNOW ACCUMULATIONS OF 3 TO 5 ...

Winter Snow Storm Bulletin #1 February 17, 2021

The following information, from the Township of Nutley Board of Commissioners, has been prepared to advise residents about preparedness and enforcement during the Winter Storm effective Wednesday, February 17, 2021.

AS OF 3:55PM WEDNESDAY 2/17, THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN NEW YORK ISSUED THAT A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IS IN EFFECT FROM 4 AM THURSDAY TO 7 PM FRIDAY.  SNOW ACCUMULATIONS ...

Plan to Save the South Orange Squier Farmhouse To Be Heard at Board of Trustees Meeting Tonight

February 22, 2021

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Local architect Bill MacIntosh will present a plan for preserving the pre-Revolutionary era Squier House from demolition at the South Orange Board of Trustee meeting. The public portion of the meeting will begin with Macintosh’s presentation at 7:15 p.m. The public is welcome to access the streaming meeting.

Property owner Issac Lefkowitz has planning board ...

Essex County Cancels All COVID-19 Vaccination Appointments for Monday Feb. 22

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ - The County of Essex canceled all  COVID-19 vaccination appointments for Monday Feb. 22 due to lack of vaccines. 

Residents with appointments for Feb. 22, will have those appointments rescheduled for some time next week. Appointments for Sat. Feb. 20 and Sun. Feb 21 were canceled earlier this week due to non-receipt of vaccines. 

According to ...

Partnership with Owners of Prudential Center will Bring $72 Million Restoration of Jersey City's Loew's Theatre to Life

February 25, 2021

JERSEY CITY, NJ - In what appears to be the next big step in restoring the Loew’s Theater and turning it into a performing arts center, Mayor Steven Fulop announced a new partnership with Devils Arena Entertainment (DAE), the largest purveyor of entertainment in New Jersey and operator of Prudential Center, one of North America’s top 10 most booked arenas to move forward on a ...

‘Vaccine Angels’ Connect NJ County Seniors with Appointments

OCEAN COUNTY, NJ – An army of volunteers hits the internet daily on a quest to find COVID-19 vaccinations. What makes these individuals “vaccine angels” has everything to do with them booking appointments for complete strangers.

A Barnegat senior’s wife became extremely frustrated when she could not find a vaccine for her husband. She tried on her own to make an ...

Waves of Hope at Nutley Public Library

Saturday, March 27 at 2:00 p.m. via Zoom – Learn the true and inspiring story of centenarian Agnes Joan Negra.  During World War II, using her shortwave radio from her home in Nutley, NJ, Agnes listened to Radio Berlin each night and notated the names of U.S. Prisoners of War as they were announced.  Agnes then went on to send personal letters to each family to inform them ...

Virtual Teen Volunteering Opportunities at Nutley Public Library

Nutley teens in grades 9-12 (ages 13-18) looking to earn community service hours and recommendation letters can find several opportunities to do so at the Nutley Public Library this winter. Although all volunteer service will be conducted virtually due to health restrictions, teens can help the library in a number of ways including: 

Writing reviews of movies, books, games, and ...

NJ Cookbook Author Shares Her Favorite Hamantaschen Cookie Recipe for Purim

February 21, 2021

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The Jewish festival of Purim is almost here, which means it’s time for hamantaschen! 

The traditional triangle-shaped cookies have a reputation of being a little dry, but Shannon Sarna, cookbook author and editor of The Nosher, swears by the recipe below.

The South Orange mom of three said her children love getting creative while helping ...

Cheers! Celebrate National Drink Wine Day New Jersey Style

NEW JERSEY — Raise a glass! Thursday, Feb. 18, is National Drink Wine Day.

New Jersey oenophiles have plenty to celebrate, including more than 60 wineries right here in the Garden State.

Wine has been made in New Jersey since before the American Revolution, but thanks to changes in state laws that made winemaking more feasible as a business here, it’s during the last two decades ...

Nutley Public Schools: No Classes Tues. Feb. 2, Meal Distribution WILL Take Place

February 1, 2021

The Nutley Public Schools will have a snow day on Tuesday, February 2, 2021.  

There will be no instruction.  We are hopeful that this allows extra time for our staff, families, schools, and the Township to continue to dig out and clear away the snow. 

Meal distribution will still occur curbside at John H. Walker Middle School, however the time for tomorrow only will be from ...

Home Is Where the Printer IS

I want to print a small house in the woods.

I have long dreamed of a simpler life, far removed from the day-to-day stress of work pressures and financial pressures and social pressures and family pressures and the unrelenting demand for new passwords that must be at least 12 characters in length.

If I was smarter, these daydreams would place me in a villa on my own sun-drenched Pacific ...

Five Things To Look For in an Addiction Rehab Facility

The search for a quality addiction treatment program or facility can be overwhelming and often difficult to find. It can be confusing to navigate all the options an addiction treatment center can offer.

Doing your homework is important in setting the course for your child’s sobriety and wellbeing. Please consider these 5 tips when choosing a center for your loved one.

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Statement By Nutley Democrats On The Insurrection At The Capitol January 6, 2021

January 10, 2021

STATEMENT BY THE NUTLEY DEMOCRATIC COUNTY COMMITTEE, THE NUTLEY DEMOCRATIC CLUB ON THE INSURRECTION AT THE CAPITOL
January 6, 2021

We are astonished and dismayed by the tumultuous events that occurred this week in our nation’s Capital resulting in the deaths of demonstrators as well as law enforcement defending our Capitol and elected legislators.

We firmly believe in ...

Prism Rebuttal to Nutley Mayor's Open Letter

Dear Nutley residents:

Mayor Tucci recently wrote a letter published in local media outlets detailing actions taken by the Nutley Board of Commissioners regarding Prism’s project on the former Hoffman-La Roche site, ON3, voting unanimously to adopt Phase III of the Redevelopment Plan - Circulation + Roadways, for the site. Here’s what the Mayor did not tell ...

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Turf War Between Township of Nutley and Prism Partners Regarding On3 Site Erupts on Pages of TAPinto Nutley

December 30, 2020

NUTLEY, NJ - With Church Hill being transformed into parking for staff at John H. Walker Middle School, the Letters to the Editor page of TAPinto Nutley has become the new place to fight for one's cause. In December, readers saw an exchange between the Township of Nutley and Prism, the developers of the On3 project on what was the abandoned Roche North American ...

Prism Rebuttal to Nutley Mayor's Open Letter

Dear Nutley residents:

Mayor Tucci recently wrote a letter published in local media outlets detailing actions taken by the Nutley Board of Commissioners regarding Prism’s project on the former Hoffman-La Roche site, ON3, voting unanimously to adopt Phase III of the Redevelopment Plan - Circulation + Roadways, for the site. Here’s what the Mayor did not tell ...

Lost Tool Found in Forgotten Irvington Well

February 23, 2021

The unearthing of a more than 140-year-old well by PSE&G crews working in Irvington generated a buzz in a neighborhood that has endured months of COVID-19 restrictions and revealed a vital piece of the town’s past as a farming hub.

In early December, after two years of upgrading pipes throughout Irvington as part of PSE&G’s Gas System Modernization Program, the three-person ...

Small Businesses Can Play a Big Role in Combatting Covid-19’s Spread

Gov. Phil Murphy’s recent announcement that some statewide COVID-19 business restrictions are being relaxed may signal that more relief is ahead for small- and medium-sized businesses. The welcome news comes as New Jersey’s COVID benchmarks are finally trending lower.

But as chief medical officer at an urgent care organization which provides COVID- 19 testing throughout Central New ...

Grow Your Business with TAPinto, a Trusted Marketing Partner for Businesses and Organizations

February 24, 2021

Growing your business with TAPinto is easy, affordable and effective.  Businesses can tap into our highly engaged local audience with a variety of marketing options, including content marketing, email marketing, social media marketing, sponsorships, banner advertising and more. 

TAPinto provides a trusted place for businesses and organizations to advertise their products and ...

Nutley Public Library Events for March 2021

Wednesdays, January 13 to March 31 at 3:30 p.m. -  Reading Buddies – Readers choose a book and pair up with a Teen buddy to practice their reading and public speaking skills.  For grades K-5.  Sign-up at youthservices.nutleypubliclibrary.org to receive Zoom program link and password. 

 

Beginning of February – May – Teen Take ...

Rep. Sherrill Hosts Black Community Leaders for COVID Roundtable Discussion

Parsippany, NJ — Representative Mikie Sherrill (NJ-11) hosted a virtual roundtable discussion Wednesday with Black community leaders focused on the disparate impact of COVID-19 on our communities of color, and how we can most effectively address the barriers that exist in terms of access to healthcare, support, and opportunities for COVID relief.

“Communities of ...

The Lost Boys by Faye Kellerman

The Lost Boys by Faye Kellerman. (Harper Collins, 2021)

 

Faye Kellerman began the Peter Decker- Rina Lazarus series in 1986. In the first novel, police officer, Detective Peter Decker of the LAPD, is called in to investigate the rape of a woman, who was going home after taking a mikvah, the cleansing bath, that Orthodox Jewish women take once a month. This is an unthinkable crime, ...

One Night in Miami

One Night in Miami      Film on Netflix

It was February 25, 1965, Convention Hall in Miami, Florida. The hungry for glory, young Cassius Clay has whipped Sonny Liston to win the title of  Heavyweight Champion of the World. Looking for a way to celebrate his triumph, Clay joins three of his friends, Sam Cooke (Leslie Odom Jr.), Jim Brown (Aldie Hodge), and Malcolm X ...

A Time for Mercy by John Grisham

A Time For Mercy by John Grisham (Doubleday, 2020)

 

New York Times best selling author, John Grisham has set three novels in the fictional town of Clanton, Mississippi. Of the town, Grisham reflects, “A lot has been written about Clanton and many of its characters: Jake and Carla, Harry Rex, Lucien, Judge Noose, Judge Atlee, Sheriff Ozzie Walls, Carl Lee and so on. Indeed,  ...

Obituaries

Dec 18, 1956 - Jan 9, 2021
One of Nutley sons, Mr. Vincent LoCurcio, III, 64,  passed away on Saturday, January 9, 2021 ...
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Mar 4, 1931 - Dec 29, 2020
Retired Police Officer, Army veteran Anthony J. Intile, 89 of Clifton, passed away on Tuesday ...
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The Jaffe Briefing - February 24, 2021

TRENTON – $44.8 billion. That’s the big, glorious figure that Gov. Phil Murphy wants to spend in the next fiscal year to provide all the great services you expect from the great State of New Jersey. Now, before you spit out your Cheerios in shock of this massive expense, the governor has a key message for you: No new taxes. No raised fees. And the state will even pay attention to ...

‘All News Is Local’ is More Applicable than Ever Before

There’s a famous saying that “All politics Is local.” As politics has become nationalized and even local candidates are now being forced to follow or defend the pronouncements of the national political parties, the adage is seemingly less accurate.  Meanwhile, COVID-19 has caused the news industry to be turned on its head as all news is becoming local.

For instance, when ...

What Is Content Marketing, And How Can It Benefit Your Business?

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Having an online presence is a crucial aspect of boosting your business, but a website alone is often not enough to drive engagement and convert leads to customers. In order to effectively market your business, a business needs to invest in content marketing. 

Content marketing is creating and distributing meaningful content, including text, photos and video, that ...

Jeanne Wall Expands Her TAPinto Network With TAPinto Hazlet/Keyport

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - From Fortune 500 communications professional to owning her own local news business, TAPinto franchise owner Jeanne Wall has seen it all. 

Now, after experiencing success in her first two TAPinto franchise locations in Holmdel/Colts Neck and Middletown, Wall is moving forward again, launching TAPinto Hazlet/Keyport, her third TAPinto Franchise in Monmouth County, ...