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Nutley DPW Electronics Recycling Day Saturday, February 16, 2019

February 15, 2019

Mayor Dr. Joseph Scarpelli announces Nutley DPW Computer and Electronics Recycling Day.

Saturday, February 16, 2019
9:00am - 1:00pm

PLEASE NOTE LOCATION CHANGE:
Municipal Parking Lot 7
(507 Franklin Avenue - behind Bella Luce)

ACCEPTABLE ITEMS

Computers and Laptops
FAX Machines
Microwaves
Monitors
Printers
Scanners
Stereos and Speakers
Televisions
VCR and ...

Nutley's Dennis Kirby Jr and Timothy Render on Dean's List at Rochester Institute of Technology

ROCHESTER, NY - Two Nutley residents earned places on the Dean's List at Rochester Institute of Technology for the 2018 Fall Semester:

Dennis Kirby Jr is in the civil engineering technology program.

Timothy Render is in the computer engineering program.

Degree-seeking undergraduate students are eligible for Dean's List if their term GPA is greater than or equal to ...

Essex County Executive DiVincenzo Presents Community Development Block Grant to Nutley

CEDAR GROVE, NJ - Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo presented Community Development Block Grants to 12 Municipalities and 22 non-profit organizations in Essex County this week.  

The programs are funded throught the  U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and administered by the Essex County Division of Housing and Community Development. Nutley received ...

Nutley Jaycees Seek Nominations for 2019 Distinguished Service Awards Program

NUTLEY, NJ - The Nutley Jaycees are currently accepting nominations for the 48th annual Distinguished Service Awards in the areas of business, education, civic affairs, public health and safety, and young adults.

The nominees must either live or work in Nutley. Individuals will be honored for their outstanding contributions to the quality of life in Nutley. 

“The ...

Oscar Shorts: Celebrate the Underdog Film Festival Marks 10th Anniversary in Montclair

MONTCLAIR, NJ -- This Saturday, February 16 at Buzz Aldrin Middle School, you can have the chance to watch all of the short films nominated for Academy Awards. The “Oscar Shorts: Celebrate the Underdog” Film Festival is marking its 10th year of showing these short films, which is prior to the Oscar broadcast on February 24.

“People can come, they can learn something ...

TAPinto Your Guide to Nutley's 41st St. Patrick's Day Parade Sponsors

February 15, 2019

NUTLEY, NJ -  Events like the 2019 Nutley Irish American Associations 41st Annual St. Patrick's Day Parade would not be possible without the support of the local community including local businesses.

The 2019 St. Patrick's Day Parade kicks off at 1 p.m. on Saturday March 2, 2019 on Harrison Street Nutley near Holy Famly Church, continue to Franklin Ave., then run along ...

doorjam, Franklin Reformed Church's House Band, hosts a CD release party Feb. 24 in Nutley

NUTLEY, NJ - doorjam, the house band of the Franklin Reformed Church, hosts a CD release party for "A Pilgrim’s Psalm – a Contemporary Oratorio for Lent" on the afternoon of Sunday Feb. 24. 

The free event will allow guests to experience the story of Holy Week through the words and music of doorjam. 

 “A Pilgrim’s Psalm" is an ...

Nutley Scouts Take Second Place in Annual Klondike Derby

ESSEX COUNTY NJ, SOUTH MOUNTAIN RESERVATION: The “Beav-Haw” team from Nutley Scout Troop 147, sponsored by the Franklin Reformed Church, placed second in the Prospectors Division of the Lenape Trail District's Annual Klondike Derby held last Saturday at South Mountain Reservation. Lenape Trail is one of three districts in Northern New Jersey Boy Scout Council.

The Scout ...

Essex County Executive DiVincenzo Presents Community Development Block Grant to Nutley

February 15, 2019

CEDAR GROVE, NJ - Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo presented Community Development Block Grants to 12 Municipalities and 22 non-profit organizations in Essex County this week.  

The programs are funded throught the  U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and administered by the Essex County Division of Housing and Community Development. Nutley received ...

TAPinto Nutley Announces Election Policies for Candidates for Public Office

NUTLEY, NJ - With local elections coming up soon, it is once again time to share TAPinto Nutley's election policies. 

Candidate Statements: 

For the general election, statements can be submitted from Labor Day up through the week before Election Day. 

Publication of candidate statements is at the sole discretion of the editor of that town’s site.  No ...

Governor Murphy Lifts State of Emergency Effective at 8:00 a.m.

TRENTON – Governor Phil Murphy today announced that the state of emergency that took effect on midnight of February 12, 2019, for all 21 counties in New Jersey will be lifted as of 8:00 a.m. on Wednesday, February 13, 2019.

Nutley's Dennis Kirby Jr and Timothy Render on Dean's List at Rochester Institute of Technology

February 15, 2019

ROCHESTER, NY - Two Nutley residents earned places on the Dean's List at Rochester Institute of Technology for the 2018 Fall Semester:

Dennis Kirby Jr is in the civil engineering technology program.

Timothy Render is in the computer engineering program.

Degree-seeking undergraduate students are eligible for Dean's List if their term GPA is greater than or equal to ...

TAPinto Nutley Announces Election Policies for Candidates for Public Office

NUTLEY, NJ - With local elections coming up soon, it is once again time to share TAPinto Nutley's election policies. 

Candidate Statements: 

For the general election, statements can be submitted from Labor Day up through the week before Election Day. 

Publication of candidate statements is at the sole discretion of the editor of that town’s site.  No ...

Rutgers Autism Service Program Getting $9.8M Center

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A landmark program at Rutgers University serving adults with autism will get a new center under a proposal that gained approval Wednesday from the university board of governors.

Board members approved plans for the construction of a $9.8 million center on the Douglas campus that will serve as the permanent location of the Rutgers Center for Adult Autism Services.

Rutgers ...

Nutley Students are Digitally Distracted; Municipal Alliance Program Tues. Jan. 29

January 26, 2019

NUTLEY, NJ - Nutley parents’ concern has grown over the years regarding their children being glued to their electronic devices and the counselors of John H. Walker Middle School  at Kersting best covers these worries.

On January 29, 2019, the JHWMS counselors will bring in Tom Kersting to present parents and students with his program, Digitally Distracted. This ...

January 2019 Issue of the Nutley High School Maroon and Gray was just Published

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 January 2019 issue  issue published just this week. 

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

Nutley's Marty Higgins Honored by Zoned Academy for Signing to Play Baseball, Softball in College

February 8, 2019

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Zoned Sports Academy, in Bridgewater, held its annual signing day Feb. 7, honoring its baseball and softball players, including Nutley's Marty Higgins who has committed to playing in college next year.

About 160 family, friends and students attended to watch the event, which featured speeches by Zoned owner Duke Baxter and Bridgewater Mayor Dan Hayes.

As ...

Boys Basketball: Nutley Upsets West Orange in Essex County Tournament

WEST ORANGE, NJ -- The won-lost records might not show that it was an upset, but the respective strengths of schedule and their seeding positions certainly suggest that it was.

Nutley, the 26th seed, took the lead for good midway through the first quarter and pulled away in the second quarter on its way to a 70-51 victory over 10th-seeded West Orange Thursday afternoon at Tarnoff ...

Nutley Board of Commissioners Approve Permit for 21st Annual Nutley Chamber of Commerce 5K

NUTLEY, NJ - On your mark, get set, GO! The 21st Annual Nutley Chamber of Commerce 5K was approved unamimously by the commissioenrs in attendance at the Feb. 5. Board of Commissioners meeting. 

The 5K Fun Run and Kids Fun Run is slated for Sunday, May 5, 2019, 8:00 am at the Park Oval on Franklin Avenue.  The 2019 beneficary is the Nutley Educational ...

Nutley Jaycees Seek Nominations for 2019 Distinguished Service Awards Program

February 15, 2019

NUTLEY, NJ - The Nutley Jaycees are currently accepting nominations for the 48th annual Distinguished Service Awards in the areas of business, education, civic affairs, public health and safety, and young adults.

The nominees must either live or work in Nutley. Individuals will be honored for their outstanding contributions to the quality of life in Nutley. 

“The ...

Souper Snowstorm Stock-Up Idea to Help Those Dealing with Food Insecurity in Nutley

NUTLEY, NJ - When heading to the supermarket for the milk, bread, and eggs ahead of the snowstorms, pick up a can or three of soup to donate to those facing challenges.

Canned soup is an excellent choice for donation because, other than adding a can of water for some varieties, it is full meal with little preparation required. Of course the other benefit of canned soup is the long ...

Nutley’s Relay For Life Kickoff Celebration Offers Hope and Inspiration

NUTLEY, NJ – A feeling of hope and inspiration filled the air during the 2019 Kickoff Celebration to officially launch the 13th Annual Relay For Life of Nutley’s fundraising efforts on Thursday evening at Parks and Recreation Center.

 

Over 200 residents, including many local cancer survivors, attended the festivities that included dinner, live entertainment, guest ...

83 year old Bloomfield Resident Dies Following House Fire

February 9, 2019

BLOOMFIELD, NJ - An 83-year old Bloomfield resident died Friday night following a house fire on Watsessing Ave.

The Bloomfield Fire Department was dispatched at around 5:40 p.m. to 160 Watsessing Ave. DC Motzer called a working structure fire and upgraded it to a second alarm, bringing Montclair and Belleville units to the scene. Crews made an aggressive interior ...

Motor Vehicle Stop for No Front License Plate Leads to Possession Charges for Nutley Man

NUTLEY, NJ - What started as an ordinary motor vehicle stop, ended with a 19 yr. old Nutley man having a court date at which time he will answer possession and disorderly person's charges. 

On Saturday Feb 2, officers of the Nutley Police Department stopped a motor vehicle on Harrison St. for no front license plate. The driver, Michael Rodrigues, was placed under arrest and ...

Nutley’s 2019 Emergency Management Council appointed by Public Safety Director Alphonse Petracco

NUTLEY, NJ - Public Safety Commissioner Alphonse Petracco appointed the 2019 Emergency Management Council/Local Emergency Planning Council/Environment Commission effective from Jan. 15, 2019 through Dec. 31, 2020 during the Tuesday, Jan. 15 Board of Commissioners Public Meeting.

William Cassidy will replace former Emergency Management Coordinator Thomas Nicolette, who recently retired ...

Lidl Supermarket Chain to Replace Pathmark at Montclair's New Lackawanna Plaza

February 13, 2019

MONTCLAIR, NJ — A new supermarket chain will be coming to Lackawanna Plaza, but not without controversy.

By a 5-2 vote, During Montclair's planning board meeting on Monday, officials approved the application to redevelop Lackawanna Plaza as a mixed-use project. It was also revealed that German supermarket chain, Lidl, will bring a new store to the location.

The two objecting ...

Aspire's Etiquette 101 event at Mamma Vittoria Postponed to March 5

NUTLEY, NJ - You can't be bougie with bad table manners, but when there's a state of emergency you can't even get a table! 

Aspires "Etiquette 101" event, oriignally scheduled for Tuesday Feb 12, is postponed to Tues. Mar. 5.

The postponement is due to the impending weather event. 

The event, guiding students in grades 9 through 12, through table manners ...

Murph's in Totowa is Ready for North Jersey's Largest St. Patrick's Day Party

TOTOWA, NJ - Famous for its Jameson's Irish Coffee, Murph's in Totowa is getting currently getting ready for North Jersey's biggest St. Patrick's Day party, but don't wait, enjoy some of that famous Irish-American hospitality now. 

Owner Brendan Murphy said  “We’re a local place in town where everyone knows everyone,” and since being built ...

Nutley Indoor Winter Market Sunday, February 10, 2019

Just in time for Valentine's Day!

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 feature a variety of local foods, handmade products, vintage treasures, and community organizations. Nutley High School volunteers will keep ...

TAPinto Your Guide to Nutley's 41st St. Patrick's Day Parade Sponsors

February 15, 2019

NUTLEY, NJ -  Events like the 2019 Nutley Irish American Associations 41st Annual St. Patrick's Day Parade would not be possible without the support of the local community including local businesses.

The 2019 St. Patrick's Day Parade kicks off at 1 p.m. on Saturday March 2, 2019 on Harrison Street Nutley near Holy Famly Church, continue to Franklin Ave., then run along ...

Baraka Says Newark 'Well Poised' For Amazon After HQ2 Leaves New York

NEWARK, NJ - Mayor Ras Baraka today said that Newark is “well poised” to have Amazon’s second headquarters following the retail giant’s announcement to pull out of New York.

Amazon in November selected Long Island City, Queens and Arlington, Va. over Newark for its second headquarters, with a promise to create thousands of high paying jobs. But the company faced ...

Lidl Supermarket Chain to Replace Pathmark at Montclair's New Lackawanna Plaza

MONTCLAIR, NJ — A new supermarket chain will be coming to Lackawanna Plaza, but not without controversy.

By a 5-2 vote, During Montclair's planning board meeting on Monday, officials approved the application to redevelop Lackawanna Plaza as a mixed-use project. It was also revealed that German supermarket chain, Lidl, will bring a new store to the location.

The two objecting ...

doorjam, Franklin Reformed Church's House Band, hosts a CD release party Feb. 24 in Nutley

February 14, 2019

NUTLEY, NJ - doorjam, the house band of the Franklin Reformed Church, hosts a CD release party for "A Pilgrim’s Psalm – a Contemporary Oratorio for Lent" on the afternoon of Sunday Feb. 24. 

The free event will allow guests to experience the story of Holy Week through the words and music of doorjam. 

 “A Pilgrim’s Psalm" is an ...

6th Annual Interfaith Music Festival in Montclair, Feb. 10

MONTCLAIR, NJ - The 6th annual Interfaith Music Festival will take place on February 10, 2019 at 4pm.

Hosted by the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Montclair, the event will be located at 67 Church Street. The annual event will feature musical selections from several local congregations.

Suggested donation is $5.00.

Liquid Church to Welcome New Pastor This Sunday in Nutley

NUTLEY, NJ - Liquid Church welcomes new Campus Pastor, Jim Gottshall, to Essex County this Sunday.

Gottshall comes to Nutley with his wife Shawna and their two boys (ages 4 and 6).

Everyone is enouraged to wear their favorite football jersey this Sunday to celebrate Big Game Sunday.

Liquid Church worships at John H. Walker Middle School on Franklin Ave. Services are at 9:30 a.m. and ...

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

January 30, 2019

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 ...

Cats, Dogs and More as Super Pet Expo Heads To Edison

EDISON, NJ –  Billed as "The Pet Lover's Dream Weekend",  the Super Pet Expo will be held at the NJ Convention & Exposition Center on February 8, from 3 p.m.to 8 p.m., February 9, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., and February 10, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

"More than 2,000 dogs, cats and an occasional pony, parrot or iguana will visit the show along with 20,000 pet ...

Anthony’s Cheesecake Raises Funds for Homeless Animal Adoption Shelter

BLOOMFIELD, NJ – Members of the Bloomfield community showed up in droves at Anthony’s Cheesecake on Washington Street throughout the day on Saturday as the popular eatery donated profits from meal sales to the Homeless Animal Adoption League.

 

“This is the second time we are doing this and (business partner) Phil Byrne and I are both animal lovers, so we want to help ...

Legislation Inspired by Cow That Narrowly Escaped Death Introduced in Trenton

TRENTON, NJ  – A cow that gave birth after narrowly escaping death in December has inspired new legislation that will protect future pregnant bovines from being slaughtered.

Brianna’s adventure started on December 27 when she miraculously escaped the truck just minutes from the destination where she was scheduled to meet her fate. After fleeing on foot down Route 80, Brianna ...

Nutley DPW Electronics Recycling Day Saturday, February 16, 2019

February 15, 2019

Mayor Dr. Joseph Scarpelli announces Nutley DPW Computer and Electronics Recycling Day.

Saturday, February 16, 2019
9:00am - 1:00pm

PLEASE NOTE LOCATION CHANGE:
Municipal Parking Lot 7
(507 Franklin Avenue - behind Bella Luce)

ACCEPTABLE ITEMS

Computers and Laptops
FAX Machines
Microwaves
Monitors
Printers
Scanners
Stereos and Speakers
Televisions
VCR and ...

JerseyJam 2019 Will Attract 5,000 Scouts to Waterloo Village this October

CEDAR KNOLLS, NJ – Boy Scouts of America, Patriots’ Path Council announced that it will host “Jersey Jam 2019,” a jam-packed weekend of activities, exhibits, demonstrations, competitions and special events that’s expected to attract 5,000 Scouts, Explorers, Venturers and Sea Scouts from New Jersey and neighboring states. Scheduled for October 4 – 6, 2019 at ...

Nutley Girl Scout Says The Source of a Local Green New Deal is in the Bags

NUTLEY, NJ - John H. Walker Middle School student Braden Somers, 12, of Girl Scout Troop 20642 is working hard at banning plastic bags in Nutley. The project, which she started with a group of girls last April, is now a solo project which, if successful, will earn her the highest award a Girl Scout cadet can earn, the Silver Award.

To receive the award Girl Scouts must complete a project ...

Mike Giaimo of Good Vibes Yoga will lead a Yoga-Walk this Saturday in Nutley

February 14, 2019

NUTLEY, NJ - Mike Giaimo of Good Vibes Yoga will lead a Yoga-Walk in Nutley this Saturday (Feb. 16) as a part of American Heart Health Month. The free event will start at 9:00 a.m. at the Nutley Health Dept. before heading off on a three-mile walk through the township's parks.

The morning will begin with a yoga-stretch session lasting about 15 minutes. then everyone will join the ...

TAPinto Nutley Water: Understanding Haloacetic Acids and What To Do

NUTLEY, NJ - The Haloacetic Acids  (HAA5) in Nutley water are making headlines again. The chemical compound is in low concentrations and only in those areas of the township served by Newark.  These chemical compounds are known to be carcinogenic only when in high concentrations with long term exposure.

 Haloacetic Acids are a by-products of the water ...

Tips for Driving in Snow and Ice in Nutley

NUTLEY, NJ -- Winter storms, bad weather and sloppy road conditions are a factor in nearly half a million crashes and more than 2,000 road deaths every winter, according to the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety. In fact, about 46 percent of all crashes involving bad weather take place in the winter.

AAA analyzed bad weather and crashes over a five-year period. The study found that the highest ...

TAPinto Nutley Announces Election Policies for Candidates for Public Office

February 15, 2019

NUTLEY, NJ - With local elections coming up soon, it is once again time to share TAPinto Nutley's election policies. 

Candidate Statements: 

For the general election, statements can be submitted from Labor Day up through the week before Election Day. 

Publication of candidate statements is at the sole discretion of the editor of that town’s site.  No ...

Poll: Would You Cast a Vote For Booker as President in 2020?

NEWARK, NJ - Former Newark Mayor Cory Booker announced his bid for president Friday morning, entering a crowded field of Democrats looking to get the party's nomination.

With the 2020 election 637 days away, the junior U.S. senator is wasting no time. The 49-year-old made his announcement on Twitter with a video touting his past in Newark.

"I am the only senator who goes home to a ...

Booker Addresses Lead in Newark, Beyond: 'We Should All Be Morally Outraged'

NEWARK, NJ - The former mayor of Newark who tossed his hat in the 2020 presidential election today said there should be fewer corporate tax breaks and more investment in infrastructure to address elevated lead levels in Newark and around the county. 

Booker, who was mayor of Newark from 2006 to 2013, earlier this morning announced he would seek the presidency in 2020. He held a press ...

Horse Racing Subsidy Bill Signed By New Jersey Governor

February 14, 2019

TRENTON, N.J. — Governor Phil Murphy has signed a bill that will provide $100 million over five years to support horse racing in New Jersey.

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.

The Senate approved its version of the ...

New Jersey Rider Wins USHJA Jumping Seat Medal In Florida

WELLINGTON, Fla. — Samantha Weinerman of Chester, N.J. beat 45 other junior riders on Feb. 8 during the fifth week at the 2019 Winter Equestrian Festival (WEF).

The first equitation class of the weekend was the USHJA Jumping Seat Medal. With a solid plan of action and confidence in her new mount, piloted Charmeur to a returning spot for the test where she would ride to the win.

North ...

Collegiate Riding: N.J. Rider Helps Auburn Stay Atop NCEA Rankings

WACO, Texas. — Local riders scored points for their team in National Collegiate Equestrian Association Action of the weekend.

Kara Kaufmann tied once and earned a point while competing for the No. 1 Auburn equestrian team in horsemanship.

She rode to a 72.5 tie in the meet with U.T Martin on Feb. 8, which the team won 17-0 and moved to 8-0 on the season.

The victory marked the ...

Start an Indoor Garden with Kitchen Scraps

February 11, 2019

The pantry is full of fall favorites like squash, onions and potatoes, but busy schedules may have you finding a few things growing in the back of your cupboard. With little effort and a pinch of creativity you can grow these into a very imaginative indoor garden.  

Kids and adults love to watch kitchen discards grow into new plants. According to KidsGardening.org, a national nonprofit, ...

Heart Shaped Plants to Give for Valentine’s Day

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - Consider giving your valentine something different this year. Select an indoor plant with heart shaped leaves or flowers.

Anthuriums are an easy-to-grow, low maintenance, long-blooming indoor plant. The red, pink or white heart shaped flowers rise above glossy green leaves.

Pothos and philodendron with heart shaped leaves are easy-to-grow and long time favorites.

How to Brighten Your Home with Houseplants that Bloom

Brighten your indoor décor with plants that bloom. Whether growing traditional favorites, flowering tropical plants, or annuals moved inside for winter; their colorful flowers are sure to elicit smiles and months of enjoyment. Just provide the right growing conditions and sufficient light and you will be enjoying months of indoor color.

You may have enjoyed an initial burst of color ...

Priests from Holy Family, St Mary's Churches in Nutley 'Credibly Accused' of Sex Abuse

February 14, 2019

NEWARK, NJ - The Newark Archdiocese on Wednesday released a list of 63 priests “credibly accused” of sexual abuse. Among those listed on the website for the Archdiocese of Newark were three priests who served at churches in Nutley. 

All clergy included in the listing have since died or been removed from the ministry, according to the Archdiocese. Of those ...

Reminder to Nutley 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 ...

West Orange Township Announces Intention to Purchase Rock Spring Country Club

February 6, 2019

WEST ORANGE, NJ — After 90 minutes of deliberating in closed session with members of the West Orange Township Council, Mayor Robert Parisi surprised the public at Tuesday night’s public meeting when he announced the township’s intention to purchase Rock Spring Country Club.

His proclamation comes less than a week after Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo announced ...

Bill Would Require Fire Suppression Systems in New Homes

TRENTON, NJ – In 2016, 53 people in New Jersey loss their lives in a fire and another 239 sustained injuries from deadly blazes. Legislation sponsored by state Assembly members Annette Quijano, Joe Danielsen and Annette Chaparro hopes to prevent such deaths and injuries as part of the “New Home Fire Safety Act.” 

The measure cleared the Assembly Housing and Community ...

Caldwell Residents Rally to Stop Demolition of Historic Home on Smull Avenue

CALDWELL, NJ — In response to the news that the owner of the residence located at 30 Smull Avenue in Caldwell has applied to have the structure torn down, many area residents as well as Preservation New Jersey (PNJ) have expressed disapproval, claiming it to be an important part of the borough’s history and architectural heritage.

Some residents have taken action to ...

Jersey Shore Outdoors: LBI Fishing Update

February 15, 2019

LONG BEACH ISLAND - Frigid temperatures, strong winds, snow, and freezing rain have put a damper on fishing activities in Southern Ocean County. With symptoms of “cabin fever” gripping area anglers, some are finding cures in various ways.

First, there are some local fishing flea markets along with fishing and boating shows that are only a short drive away. These ...

Driving Tips for the Afternoon Commute from AAA Northeast

FLORHAM PARK, NJ - Today's State of Emergency may have gotten off to a slow start, but at the lunch hour, Northern NJ was already experiencing snow, sleet, freezing rain, or a combination of all three. Roads, as predicted, are slick.

AAA Northeast offers driving tips for those who find themselves out and about today, and face the evening communte later.  

Take the time ...

Tips for Driving in Snow and Ice in Nutley

NUTLEY, NJ -- Winter storms, bad weather and sloppy road conditions are a factor in nearly half a million crashes and more than 2,000 road deaths every winter, according to the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety. In fact, about 46 percent of all crashes involving bad weather take place in the winter.

AAA analyzed bad weather and crashes over a five-year period. The study found that the highest ...

Spooky Night Out: Explore the Science of Ghost Hunting in Morristown

MORRISTOWN, NJ -  The community is invited to a spooky night out at Fosterfields Living Historic Farm on Friday March 1 at 7:30pm. Visitors explore the ghost hunting phenomenon with a lecture by Frank Rigillo, founder of Specter Seekers Paranormal Society and 25 year paranormal investigator veteran.

The Spector Seekers Paranormal Society uses scientific and skeptical methods, and ...

New Jersey Boat Sale & Expo Cruises Into Edison

EDISON, NJ -  The annual New Jersey Boat Sale & Expo, produced by the Marine Trades Association of New Jersey, will be held at the NJ Convention & Expo Center from February 14-17.  The show will run from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursday and Friday, 10a.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday, and 10a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday.

Along with boats, the marine marketplace will offer accessories, ...

Belmar Moving New Jersey Seafood Festival to Heart of Downtown

BELMAR, NJ — After being held a stone’s throw from the Belmar beachfront for three decades, the New Jersey Seafood Festival is headed to a new venue — the borough’s downtown district.

Belmar officials currently are hammering out details for the move, which will shift the popular event to be held on May 17, 18, and 19 to Belmar’s shopping hub, with food vendors to ...

Murphy Calls for Speedy Replacement of Aging AirTrain at Newark Airport

January 22, 2019

NEWARK, NJ - Gov. Phil Murphy today urged the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey to replace the aging AirTrain system that connects Northeast Corridor passengers to Newark Liberty International Airport. 

The AirTrain transports about 33,000 riders each day between Newark Liberty International Airport terminals, parking lots, rental car facilities and the Northeast Corridor Rail ...

Sandals Resorts Eliminates All Styrofoam Across Caribbean Resorts Starting Feb. 1 2019

MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica - Sandals and Beaches resorts will eliminate all Styrofoam from their resorts in the Caribbean starting Feb. 1, 2019. Sandals operates 19 resorts on seven islands including the Bahamas, Grenada, and Turks & Caicos. 

"As we enter the New Year, it's incredibly important to our Sandals family that environmental sustainability remains a key ...

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TAPinto Nutley Water: Understanding Haloacetic Acids and What To Do

February 13, 2019

NUTLEY, NJ - The Haloacetic Acids  (HAA5) in Nutley water are making headlines again. The chemical compound is in low concentrations and only in those areas of the township served by Newark.  These chemical compounds are known to be carcinogenic only when in high concentrations with long term exposure.

 Haloacetic Acids are a by-products of the water ...

STEAM Story Time at Nutley Public Library

Families are invited to attend STEAM Story Time at the Nutley Public Library on select Saturdays throughout the winter. The program will explore the worlds of science, technology, engineering, art and math through stories and activities for all ages. Younger children will be encouraged to try out simple maker items and toys, while older children can create a craft that highlights a different ...

Important Information About Nutley Drinking Water - Disinfection Byproducts (DBPs) Above Water Standards Violation - February 4, 2019

February 5, 2019

IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT YOUR DRINKING WATER

Nutley Water Department Has Levels of Disinfection Byproducts (DBPs)
Above Water Standards

Our water system recently violated a drinking water standard.  Although this incident was not an emergency, as our customers, you have a right to know what happened and what we are doing to correct this situation.  We are required to monitor ...

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Knitting Workshop for grades 5 - 8 February 2019

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The Kernel - Nutley Rites of Passage and Local Lore, Inspired by my friend Pete Bruno

Have you ever:

Walked the Passaic Avenue trestle?
Learned to swim at ITT?
Ate at Cousin Ben’s?
Fought on Church Hill?
Got a glove at Drewes or Savino’s?
Biked down Devil’s Hill?
Visited Albino Village or Monk’s Castle?
Seen Murphy directing traffic at the Four Corners?
Snuck under the fence at the Oval?
Had a Weller and talked with Kelly?
Caught or saw a ...

The Kernel - A Slice of Life in "The Nutley"

"The Kernel" is my new mini-blog that will highlight happenings in Nutley. I hope everyone will find the information provided interesting, educational, and occasionally entertaining. 

Our premier blog will be a brief history and update on the former Roche property, now called ON3. 

Many exciting developments have occurred on ON3 since Roche announced their ...

The Winter Snows

February 14, 2019

It was the day after the winter storm. Governor Murphy even called a state of emergency, snow, ice, rain, all mixed in a mushy 3 or 4 inches. Then when the temperature dropped, the mix all turned to ice.  10:30 AM Wednesday morning as I dressed for the walk after the storm. Boots, layers of cloths,  gloves, and my camera at hand.I walked out of my apartment down down the ...

Valentines Day Feb. 14th

Postcards, Candy, Heart shapes, Flowers, Hugs and Kisses, express your love give your heart to the one you love.

A hand written letter of words of expression, or  maybe a poem of thoughts of that person over the years you've been together. A special gift to the one you love, "a jewel you are ".  

Valentines Day dates back to the Middle Ages, in ...

Statement from Bloomfield Fire Chief Louis Venezia on Fatal Watsessing Avenue Fire

February 12, 2019

BLOOMFIELD, NJ - A two alarm home fire Friday night on Watsessing Avenue in Bloomfield claimed the life of an elderly female. The fire is believed to have been accidental in nature.

The fire was reported to the Bloomfield Fire Department at approximately 5:45pm Friday night and first responders arrived within three minutes. Fire fighters entered the residence right away to conduct an ...

Bloomfield Police Department Updates Report of "Shots Fired" near Foley Field

BLOOMFIELD, NJ - The Detective Bureau of the Bloomfield Police Department is investigating an incident in which area residents reported three shots fired in the vicinity of Foley Field. 

Police officers responded to the area and discovered three blank gun/starter pistol casing rounds. The rounds were collected and turned over to the Detective Bueau.

A witness reported that a gray or ...

High School Student Inspires Edison School District to Go Green

February 10, 2019

EDISON, NJ-  The Edison School District is getting greener, in large part due to the efforts of one high school junior.  Meher Bhatia, a student at John P. Stevens High School, is credited for bringing a major change to the district’s lunch system - a switch from polystyrene foam, often referred to as Styrofoam, lunch trays  to degradable molded fiber trays.

Apart from ...

SUV Goes Through Deli Window in Berkeley Heights

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Berkeley Heights Police and Fire Department responded Friday at 2 p.m. to a motor vehicle going through the front window of the newly opened Cousin's Deli [formerly 7-Eleven] located at 417 Springfield Avenue. There were no reports of injuries.

TAPinto Berkeley Heights will update when information becomes available.

On3

Planned Ground Up Construction to add 400,000 sq. ft. of Lab Space to Prism's On3 Campus in Nutley - Clifton

February 5, 2019

NUTLEY, NJ - Prism Capital Partners is finalizing plans to build a completely new, four story, laboratory building at the On3 campus in Nutley. The speculative lab building will add 400,000 sq. ft. of lab space on a 150,000 sq. ft. building on the former Roche site in Northern NJ.

“This state-of-the-art facility will be New Jersey’s first spec lab in recent history and ...

Friday Flashback: Gov. Murphy cuts ribbon opening Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine at Seton Hall University

NUTLEY, NJ - New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy joined leaders from Hackensack Meridian Health, Seton Hall University, and other dignitaries to officially open Hackensack Meridian Medical School at Seton Hall University on the On3 campus in Nutley and Clifton on May 30. The school is the first private medical school to open in the Garden State in 50 years. 

The first class of 55 students ...

‘Cooked & Uncorked’ Festival to Showcase NJ Firefighters’ Culinary Talents

February 11, 2019

These firefighters don’t just put out flames — they use them to make duck confit-stuffed ravioli with bacon and English pea puree. That’s how South Orange Local 24 won the gourmet category during last year’s Cooked & Uncorked food and wine festival, which is coming up for the 9th time this month on Feb. 25 in Edison, NJ.

Hosted by the New Jersey Firefighters Mutual ...

Jersey Shore Outdoors: LBI Fishing Update

February 15, 2019

LONG BEACH ISLAND - Frigid temperatures, strong winds, snow, and freezing rain have put a damper on fishing activities in Southern Ocean County. With symptoms of “cabin fever” gripping area anglers, some are finding cures in various ways.

First, there are some local fishing flea markets along with fishing and boating shows that are only a short drive away. These ...

Nutley Public Schools Delayed Opening for Wednesday, February 13

February 13, 2019

Due to continuing freezing rain and sleet overnight as well as icy conditions expected on sidewalks and side streets in the morning, the Nutley Public Schools will operate on a delayed opening schedule Wednesday, February 13t

Please be safe and allow extra travel time in the morning. The delayed opening schedule is listed below.

High School 9:35 a.m.

Middle School ...

Kindergarten Registration Begins February 25

The Nutley Public School District offers a free, full-day kindergarten program for residents of Nutley.

Children must be five years of age by October 1 of that school year. Kindergarten registration for September 2019 begins Monday, February 25, 2019.

Details on the registration process will be announced soon.

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 ...

Book Talk and Signing with Anthony Buccino at the Nutley Public Library

Meet Anthony Buccino as he reads from, and discusses the recently released volume in his series: Nutley Notables: The Men and Women Who Have Made a Memorable Impact on Our Hometown Nutley, New Jersey on Thursday, March 14th at 7:00 p.m.

This volume co-mingles the people with the history of Nutley, and you are bound to discover a few surprises. Volume Two pays a ...

Nutley Public Library Patrons Exceeded Winter Reading Challenge Goal

Thank you to everyone who participated in our 2019 Winter Reading Challenge!

We're happy to announce that we completely blasted through our Nutley Public Library goal of 20,000 minutes with 28,207 minutes in total! That's a lot of reading! 

We hope you enjoyed participating in the program and continue to read each day.

Don't forget: if you have met the goal of 620 ...

February 2019 Events at the Nutley Free Public Library

NUTLEY, NJ - February may be the shortest month of the year, but the list of events and activities at the Nutley Public Library is long.

Monday, February 4 at 6:45 p.m. - Hooked-On-Books Reading Club. Hooked-On-Books Reading Club is for students entering the grades 4-6. Each month we will read and discuss a selected book, play a game and enjoy snacks. The monthly selection ...

Recreation Track and Field Registration Now Open

Commissioner Mauro G. Tucci invites youngsters to gear up for spring with the Recreation Track and Field Program.  This program is open to Nutley youngsters in grades 4 through 8.

“Running sports provide children with the motivation to become stronger athletes by increasing their metabolism and keeping them physically fit” states Commissioner Mauro G. Tucci.

Nutley Parks and Rec Pre-K Program Registration Available

Commissioner Mauro G. Tucci invites youngsters who are eligible to enter kindergarten this September to participate in our Summer Pre-K Recreation Program which is designed to introduce youngsters to a school atmosphere. Our educational goals will be to prepare children for their first year in school. Certified teachers with elementary and kindergarten experience will work with the children and ...

Tickets On-Sale Now as WWE Legends & IWF Stars Unite for Charity!

NUTLEY, NJ – Four of the most recognizable professional wrestling legends join the adrenaline-charged excitement as IWF presents a family-friendly Live Event on Saturday, April 13, 2019, 7:30 pm to benefit American Cancer Society's Relay For Life.  It happens at Parks and Rec Center, 44 Park Avenue, Nutley.

“Relay For Life of Nutley is having LOUD & PROUD once again ...

Nutley Police Department Blotter February 2 to February 8, 2019

February 9, 2019

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

If a call is received from someone claiming that there are warrants out for your arrest, and they supply you with your name, address, and last four (4) of your social, DO NOT PROVIDE YOUR ENTIRE SOCIAL ...

The Jaffe Briefing - February 15, 2019

TRENTON - In December, that blender seemed the perfect holiday gift. But it's mid-February, and it still hasn't arrived on your doorstep. Hmmm. You may be a victim of "porch piracy," and Assemblyman Rob Karabinchak wants to be your hero. The Edison-based lawmaker is proposing stiffer penalties for the culprits who grabbed that five-speed blender off your porch, as well as ...

Quilting and Textiles in the 18th & 19th Centuries at the Kingsland Manor

February 14, 2019

Quilting and Textiles in the 18th and 19th Centuries
Presentation at the Kingsland Manor Open House Tours
February 17, 2019 1-4 pm

Dana Bala has been quilting for approximately 15 years. She combines her love of history and fabric through researching historic quilts, patterns, techniques and the textile industry, particularly, in the 18th and 19th centuries.

A frequent volunteer ...

Saint Cassian 4th Annual 5K and Kids Fun Run at Brookdale Park, Apr. 13

Mark your calendars for the Fourth Annual Saint Cassian 5K & Kids Fun Run on Saturday - April 13, 2019 at Brookdale Park in Bloomfield, New Jersey.  The Fun Run begins at 8:30 a.m. and the 5K begins at 9:00 a.m.

All Fun Run participants receive a ribbon.  In the 5K, medals will be presented to the overall male and female winners, along with age category winners (male and female).

Spotlight on Cardiac Rehab at Mountainside Medical Center

The Cardiac Rehabilitation Center at Hackensack Meridian Health Mountainside Medical Center provides medically supervised cardiac rehabilitation fitness programs for individuals with identified cardiovascular disease, as well as those with known risk factors. Patients who have undergone open heart surgery or are in congestive heart failure are prime candidates.

Candice Powell, exercise ...

Lincoln's Last Trial: The Murder Case that Propelled Him to the Presidency by Dan Abrams and David Fisher

Lincoln’s Last Trial: The Murder Case that Propelled him to the Presidency by Dan Abrams and David Fisher. (Hanover Square Press, 2018)

 

The point of view from which a novel is told influences the reader’s perception of events, until we decide whether or not to trust the narrator. I wouldn’t classify Lincoln’s Last Trial: The Murder Case that Propelled Him to ...

The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris

The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris. (Harper, 2018)

 

Twelve million civilians died in the death camps in Europe during World War II. Six million victims were of the Jewish faith; the other six millions were comprised of political prisoners, gypsies, homosexuals, Catholics, and the mentally and physically handicapped. For each of those 12 million people, extraordinary stories ...

All Fall Down by Jennifer Weiner

All Fall Down by Jennifer Weiner. (Atria, 2014).

Jennifer Weiner has captured the angst and humiliation of a young mother who is trapped in a situation that many professionals in their 30s, 40s and 50s face. While balancing a demanding career with raising children and caring for aging parents, people develop a variety of coping mechanisms to help them deal with daily stress. The wiser and ...

Obituaries

Apr 30, 1941 - Feb 4, 2019
A musician who loved being outdoors and solving puzzles Daniel T. Meola. 77 of Nutley passed ...
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Nov 23, 1937 - Jan 27, 2019
Peter C. Scarpelli, 81 of Nutley, passed away on Sunday, January 27, 2019. Born in Passaic, the son ...
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