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Volunteer Lawyers for Justice Supports New Jersey Tenants During COVID-19 Housing Crisis

October 28, 2020

LITTLE FALLS, NJ -- Cathy Keenan, Executive Director of Volunteer Lawyers for Justice (VLJ), joined TAPintoTV’s Brian Brodeur to discuss the New Jersey Pandemic Relief Fund's Housing Stability Project Grant.

Keenan described the work of the New Jersey Pandemic Relief Fund (NJPRF), which was established after the COVID-19 pandemic, and which has raised over $37 million from over ...

Dashcam Video Shows DWI Arrest of Belleville Board of Education Trustee

BELLEVILLE, NJ - A NJ Board of Education Trustee will have to answer to multiple charges including Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) and DWI within 1,000 ft. of a school after being found asleep in her vehicle just after midnight on Oct. 21, 2020. 

According to the Belleville Police Department Incident Report, police were dispatched to the street in front of Michael's ...

Newark Superintendent 'Very Concerned' About January Return to Schools As COVID-19 Rates Climb

NEWARK, NJ — Just a few days after Newark Public Schools suddenly extended its remote learning period to Jan. 25, Superintendent Roger Leon cast doubt on whether that deadline will be possible as the city’s infection rates skyrocket. 

The school district is already feeling the impact, according to Leon. Over the past two weeks, 112 district employees tested positive, a ...

Mail-in Ballots Stressing Out Front-Line Election Workers

Confusion, suspicion, voter hostility and computer glitches: it’s all in a day’s work for the folks staffing New Jersey’s election boards.

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

For ...

Reanimated by Love, NJ Zombies Rise Again

HAWTHORNE, NJ - Just minutes after the "Zombie House Support Parade" ended on Monday night, homeowner and "Halloween home haunter" Antonio Rodrigues was so moved by the affection shown that he decided to resurrect his zombie land. His wife, Tina Rodrigues, thanked the locals who banded together, demonstrating that there is "more love than hate."

At 10:00 a.m., ...

U.S. Supreme Court confirmation underscores urgent need to safeguard health care access in New Jersey

October 27, 2020

TRENTON, N.J. — Following last night’s vote to confirm Amy Coney Barrett to the U.S. Supreme Court, public health advocates warn that protecting access to reproductive health care for all New Jerseyans is more essential and urgently needed than ever.

“With Barrett on the U.S. Supreme Court, reproductive health and rights are under imminent threat,” ...

Nursing Homes Will Face New Frontline Staffing Requirements

Nursing assistants will be limited to eight residents as a means of ensuring safe, effective care, while task force will examine workforce recruitment and retention.

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.

Come February, New ...

Governor Fears Newark’s COVID-19 Rollbacks Are Just the Start

NEW JERSEY — Cutting off indoor dining and mandating that all non-essential businesses close their doors at 8 p.m. are part of the measures that will begin in Newark on Tuesday, after the largest city in New Jersey confirmed more cases Sunday (101 total) than all other Essex County towns combined.

Since June 30, the city has reported at least 2,207 coronavirus cases and 42 ...

Gov. Murphy Tests Negative for Coronavirus 4 Times But Will Continue Virtual Briefings 

NEW JERSEY — Five days after Gov. Phil Murphy suddenly left a briefing in Camden County over concerns of having the coronavirus, he said this afternoon he has not been symptomatic and tested negative four times since last Monday.

First Lady Tammy Murphy, who entered a voluntary self-quarantine with the governor last week, has tested negative three times.  

Still, ...

Newark Imposes Major Restrictions as COVID-19 Cases Spike

NEWARK, NJ — In August, Newark, once the COVID-19 epicenter of New Jersey, was touting a remarkable feat in curbing its infection rates from 60-plus cases a day at its peak to fewer than 20 a day by June. 

It was a win in the battle against the virus, but not the war. Starting Tuesday, Newark is cracking down on restaurants and businesses after the city saw it’s the ...

NJ Human Services Announces $44.8 Million More in Additional Food Assistance

October 28, 2020

Many NJ SNAP Recipients Will Receive Enhanced Benefits;

November Payments Will Bring Supplemental Food Assistance Payments to Nearly $346M Since March

(TRENTON) –  Many New Jerseyans who receive food assistance through the state’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (NJ SNAP) will receive additional benefits in November to help address critical food needs related to ...

To help non-filers, IRS sets Nov. 10 as ‘National EIP Registration Day;’ Register at IRS.gov for Economic Impact Payment

The Internal Revenue Service has set Nov. 10 as “National EIP Registration Day,” as the agency and partners across the country launch a final push to encourage everyone who doesn’t normally file a tax return to register to receive an Economic Impact Payment.

“National EIP Registration Day” will take place just a few days ahead of the extended Nov. 21 ...

U.S. Supreme Court confirmation underscores urgent need to safeguard health care access in New Jersey

TRENTON, N.J. — Following last night’s vote to confirm Amy Coney Barrett to the U.S. Supreme Court, public health advocates warn that protecting access to reproductive health care for all New Jerseyans is more essential and urgently needed than ever.

“With Barrett on the U.S. Supreme Court, reproductive health and rights are under imminent threat,” ...

Reanimated by Love, NJ Zombies Rise Again

October 28, 2020

HAWTHORNE, NJ - Just minutes after the "Zombie House Support Parade" ended on Monday night, homeowner and "Halloween home haunter" Antonio Rodrigues was so moved by the affection shown that he decided to resurrect his zombie land. His wife, Tina Rodrigues, thanked the locals who banded together, demonstrating that there is "more love than hate."

At 10:00 a.m., ...

Halloween 2020 Guidelines from the Township of Nutley

TOWNSHIP OF NUTLEY HALLOWEEN GUIDELINES

The coronavirus pandemic has put a major damper on Halloween celebrations and other holiday events in our township.  Many traditional Halloween activities can be high-risk for spreading viruses, therefore the Township of Nutley will not be hosting any township sponsored Halloween activities for 2020.

As many people in the community begin to ...

The Sculpture Trail Grows at Laurelwood Arboretum

WAYNE, NJ - Two new sculptures were recently installed at Laurelwood Arboretum, bringing the current total to five now on exhibit in A Sculpture Trail. The multiyear project, which will showcase 15 unique works of art, is sponsored by Friends of Laurelwood Arboretum to benefit the arboretum.

It is a beautiful time of year to visit one of the most beautiful places in Wayne. With the fall colors ...

Volunteer Lawyers for Justice Supports New Jersey Tenants During COVID-19 Housing Crisis

October 28, 2020

LITTLE FALLS, NJ -- Cathy Keenan, Executive Director of Volunteer Lawyers for Justice (VLJ), joined TAPintoTV’s Brian Brodeur to discuss the New Jersey Pandemic Relief Fund's Housing Stability Project Grant.

Keenan described the work of the New Jersey Pandemic Relief Fund (NJPRF), which was established after the COVID-19 pandemic, and which has raised over $37 million from over ...

NJ Video Production Company Senior Producer Recounts Journey from Intern to Leader

LITTLE FALLS, N.J. - Senior Producer Kayla Steinmetz sat down with East Main Media Executive Producer Brian Brodeur to discuss the production company's evolution and her role in its success.

Steinmetz talked about her experiences beginning in 2014 when she started as an intern, primarily being an assistant editor. Brodeur recalled how Steinmetz contributed to the company's success from ...

American Business Associates Launches New Television Show: Opportunity Calls with Ellen Volpe

American Business Associates, New York & New Jersey’s premier business development organization, is partnering with East Main Media to launch a new weekly television program: Opportunity Calls with Ellen Volpe.

Airing each Sunday throughout the New York Metro area at 11am EST on News12Plus, the program will feature conversations with experts and leaders from a wide range of ...

Newark Superintendent 'Very Concerned' About January Return to Schools As COVID-19 Rates Climb

October 28, 2020

NEWARK, NJ — Just a few days after Newark Public Schools suddenly extended its remote learning period to Jan. 25, Superintendent Roger Leon cast doubt on whether that deadline will be possible as the city’s infection rates skyrocket. 

The school district is already feeling the impact, according to Leon. Over the past two weeks, 112 district employees tested positive, a ...

After Three Dozen Students and Staff Become Infected With Covid-19, Bergen County Technical Schools Close For Remainder of 2020

HACKENSACK, N.J. — Within one week of reopening what school officials had hoped would be the start of the 2020-’21 school year with a hybrid learning environment, The Bergen County Technical Schools, which has locations in Paramus and Hackensack, has shuttered its doors and reverted to remote learning following a reported three dozen students and staff who have tested ...

COVID-19 Uptick Will Keep Newark Students Out of Classrooms until 2021

Newark moves quietly, cites variety of reasons, for maintaining remote learning as only option at least through next January.

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 day when Newark students will return to school keeps ...

Standing Up for a Cause

October 19, 2020

The year 2020 has been rough for us all. The deadly virus that has kept us all stuck in our homes and the amount of surprising deaths of celebrities have taken a toll on all of our hearts. But one thing that has affected many all with the same magnitude has been the Black Lives Matter Movement. This movement was formed by African Americans to combat police brutality, which has resulted in ...

First Day of Nutley High School, at Home?

NUTLEY, NJ - Back to school looked a little different this year. Not only did the 2019-2020 school year get cut at the end due to COVID-19, many schools, including Nutley Public Schools,  still weren’t ready to allow students to come back into the building for September. Nutley students are continuing with virtual schooling for the start of the school year in their homes. For many, if ...

NJ Family Pleads for Kidney Donor to Save Ailing 7-Year-Old

October 27, 2020

JERSEY CITY, NJ - A family is desperately searching for a donor to help save the life of a young boy with severe kidney disease.

"My seven-year-old son, Modak, is in need of a kidney donor," say Nirmesh Kumar. "His kidneys are functioning at 6.5%."

Modak, a 2nd Grader at Golden Door Charter School in Jersey City, was initially diagnosed with nephrotic syndrome in 2018.

ESSEX COUNTY EXECUTIVE DIVINCENZO AND THE BOARD OF FREEHOLDERS TO PRESENT EMERGENCY FOOD DISTRIBUTION EVENT TO HELP THOSE IMPACTED BY CORONAVIRUS

Event is Thursday, October 29th in the Bloomfield Public Library Parking Lot

Essex County, NJ – Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr., and the Essex County Board of Chosen Freeholders will present an Emergency Food Distribution Event on Thursday, October 29th in the Bloomfield Public Library Parking Lot to help families negatively impacted by the Coronavirus.

Bloomfield Key Club Cereal Drive Provides 229 Boxes of Cereal to The Human Needs Food Pantry in Montclair

BLOOMFIELD, NJ-- With many locals still feeling the financial effects of the pandemic, food pantries have seen a significant increase in the number of people that rely on assistance for basic grocery needs. The Bloomfield High School Key Club banded together and were able to make a significant food donation to help out those in need.

The club, led by Alexandra Gasparri and Peter Bodor, ...

After All Those Takeaways, Rutgers' Fatukasi Takes Award

October 26, 2020

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - The big takeaway from Rutgers' season-opening win over Michigan State was all those takeaways, and no one did it better than Olakunle Fatukasi.

Fatukasi became the first Scarlet Knight in six years to be named the Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week on Monday, after he had 10 tackles, an assisted tackle-for-loss, two fumble recoveries and a forced fumble in their 38-27 ...

Millburn Football Falls to Nutley in Final Home Game of the Season

MILLBURN, NJ — In their third and final home contest of the condensed fall season, the Millburn Millers played the Nutley Raiders close in the first half, before falling behind in the second half of a 42-7 loss.

Heading into the locker room at halftime, the Millers trailed just 20-7, but Nutley posted 22 points in the final two quarters to pull away for the victory. The lone Millburn ...

Harbison, Coppola, Defense Lift Nutley Football To Big Victory

MILLBURN, NJ - A steady blend of effective passing and rushing led to a winning formula as the Nutley High football team won for the third straight time this season as it posted a convincing 42-7 decision over Millburn on Friday night in Millburn.

Nutley was paced by Matt Harbison, who completed 6-of-14 attempts for 122 yards, John Coppola (82 yards on 11 carries and two touchdowns) and ...

Dashcam Video Shows DWI Arrest of Belleville Board of Education Trustee

October 28, 2020

BELLEVILLE, NJ - A NJ Board of Education Trustee will have to answer to multiple charges including Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) and DWI within 1,000 ft. of a school after being found asleep in her vehicle just after midnight on Oct. 21, 2020. 

According to the Belleville Police Department Incident Report, police were dispatched to the street in front of Michael's ...

Public Safety Director DeMaio Talks Exclusively with TAP About Bloomfield Police Reform

BLOOMFIELD, NJ – Decades of police culture cannot be changed overnight.  It’s a daunting task.

To take police reform seriously, a culture change needs to be done slowly, accurately, and with constant evaluation and follow up.

TAPinto Bloomfield recently had a chance to sit down with Samuel A. DeMaio, Director of Public Safety for the Township of Bloomfield, for an in-depth ...

High Flying Chewy Gets Rescue from Paterson Fire Department

PATERSON, NJ – Paterson firefighters gave a helping wing to a man who lost his pet parrot Tuesday afternoon. Around 4:30 p.m., firefighters responded to City Hall after receiving a report that a blue-and-yellow macaw was perched on top of the building, according to Fire Chief Brian McDermott.

The large bird was first spotted by a film crew that was working nearby and while at the scene ...

Closing Time: Bhalla Declares Midnight Last Call for Hoboken Bars

October 28, 2020

HOBOKEN, NJ - Looking for ways to clampdown on what many are seeing as another wave of COVID infections, the Mayor of Hoboken announced that he will sign an Executive Order stipulating that the city's bars and restaurants close by midnight every night.

"With health experts predicting a substantial rise of cases during the winter months, and a second wave already upon us here in Hudson ...

Head of Pantagis Company Apologizes, Confirms Closure of Snuffy's in Scotch Plains

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Steve Pantagis, who described himself as the director of the Pantagis corporation, contacted TAPintoSPF on Tuesday to confirm that, despite the assertions of Nick Pantagis last week, the iconic Snuffy's Pantagis Renaissance catering hall has closed its doors forever. 

"I'm calling on behalf of my company and eight board members to confirm that ...

ESSEX COUNTY EXECUTIVE DIVINCENZO AND THE BOARD OF FREEHOLDERS TO PRESENT EMERGENCY FOOD DISTRIBUTION EVENT TO HELP THOSE IMPACTED BY CORONAVIRUS

Event is Thursday, October 29th in the Bloomfield Public Library Parking Lot

Essex County, NJ – Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr., and the Essex County Board of Chosen Freeholders will present an Emergency Food Distribution Event on Thursday, October 29th in the Bloomfield Public Library Parking Lot to help families negatively impacted by the Coronavirus.

Cuban Pete's Owner Locked Out of Montclair Restaurant After Repeated Executive Order Violations

MONTCLAIR, NJ - After scoffing at the Governor's Executive Orders and repeatedly allowing patrons to continue to dine inside, the owner of Cuban Pete's is now locked out of his business.

On Monday morning, Montclair Police changed the locks on the doors of Cuban Pete’s restaurant, locking out the owner and workers. This was after three violations of the Executive ...

Webinar: Build a Successful Business - - Own a TAPinto Local News Site

October 28, 2020

Are you a community leader?  Do you want to be your own boss?  Do you want to create financial independence while leaving a lasting legacy?  

If so, owning a TAPinto local news site may be a good fit for you.  It's an affordable business opportunity with a low entry cost and high ROI.

Join us for an informational webinar about this exciting business ...

Head of Pantagis Company Apologizes, Confirms Closure of Snuffy's in Scotch Plains

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Steve Pantagis, who described himself as the director of the Pantagis corporation, contacted TAPintoSPF on Tuesday to confirm that, despite the assertions of Nick Pantagis last week, the iconic Snuffy's Pantagis Renaissance catering hall has closed its doors forever. 

"I'm calling on behalf of my company and eight board members to confirm that ...

To help non-filers, IRS sets Nov. 10 as ‘National EIP Registration Day;’ Register at IRS.gov for Economic Impact Payment

The Internal Revenue Service has set Nov. 10 as “National EIP Registration Day,” as the agency and partners across the country launch a final push to encourage everyone who doesn’t normally file a tax return to register to receive an Economic Impact Payment.

“National EIP Registration Day” will take place just a few days ahead of the extended Nov. 21 ...

Memorial Gathering Set for Sunday for Myrtle Ave. Nutley Fire Victim, GoFundMe Set Up

October 17, 2020

NUTLEY, NJ - There will be a memorial service for Joseph A. Collar Sunday Oct. 18, 2020 at the S.W. Brown & Son Funeral Home from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Collar was the victim in the Oct. 10 house fire on Myrtle. Ave.

In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made via GoFundMe. Help for Luz Meneses and Family

Meneses is Collar's stepdaughter. In addition to losing him, ...

Law Mandating Flu Shots for Health Workers Doesn’t Allow Religious Exemptions

Some nurses and other caregivers say they’re being forced to choose between their beliefs and their careers.

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.

As of January 2020, health care workers in New Jersey were required to ...

Nutley's Annual Crop Walk to End Hunger Steps Off This Sunday

NUTLEY, NJ - The Nutley CROP Walk to help alleviate hunger will take place virtually starting on Sunday, October 18. 

As we are still in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, CROP recommends that the walk be virtual this year. So the organizers are inviting everyone to register online, collect
sponsors, walk during the week of  Oct. 18, share pictures to social media, ...

High Flying Chewy Gets Rescue from Paterson Fire Department

October 25, 2020

PATERSON, NJ – Paterson firefighters gave a helping wing to a man who lost his pet parrot Tuesday afternoon. Around 4:30 p.m., firefighters responded to City Hall after receiving a report that a blue-and-yellow macaw was perched on top of the building, according to Fire Chief Brian McDermott.

The large bird was first spotted by a film crew that was working nearby and while at the scene ...

Murray Stole The Spotlight at Sunday's Nutley Farmers Market

NUTLEY, NJ - Fresh fruit, fresh vegetables, locally made soap, and fresh baked bread all were footnotes at Nutley's Sunday Farmers Market when Murray made an appearance. 

It was a typical Sunday. Shoppers browsing for Jersey Fresh produce and locally made wares, shopping local in a most ordinary way. Then it happened. 

Murray walked through the market. 

Murray, who was ...

130 Rescue Dogs and Cats Safely Arrive at Morristown Airport; Escape Earthquakes and Tropical Storms in Puerto Rico

MORRISTOWN, NJ – Approximately 130 dogs and cats arrived at the Morristown Airport after being rescued from Puerto Rico. 

The Sato Project, Wings of Rescue and Greater Good Charities made it possible for these animals to touch down on October 10. All dogs and cats evacuated were either rescued from the streets of Puerto Rico or  pulled from overburdened shelters impacted by ...

Remembering NJ's Walter Chandoha: Photographer of 90,000 Cat Photos

Walter Chandoha was a prolific photographer, known especially for his photographs of animals and particularly of cats. Over his long career, his archive grew to more than 225,000 photographs including approximately 90,000 photographs of cats.

Chandoha was drafted into the army during World War II where he served as a press photographer and then as a combat photographer in the Pacific War ...

Newark Schools Receive $7.5 million EPA Grant to Remove Lead from Water Infrastructure

October 27, 2020

NEWARK, NJ — A little more than a month after Mayor Ras Baraka declared Newark is nearly done replacing lead service lines to residents’ homes throughout the city, Newark Public Schools can now advance its own water infrastructure program. 

Baraka, NPS Superintendent Roger Leon and other dignitaries accepted a $7.5 million grant from the Environmental Protection Agency ...

Will Abandoned Rail Lines Become Park Space?

JERSEY CITY, NJ - Envisioned for years as a possible park-like setting similar to New York City’s High Line, the Sixth Street Embankment -- an abandoned freight rail line in Jersey City – may become part of a larger network extending into Essex County as part of the state’s Greenway program.

The Hudson County Freeholders are supporting the effort that could generate a pathway ...

Current Foliage Conditions Across the Garden State for Oct. 16 from the NJ DEP

TRENTON, NJ -  New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection released the current fall foliage map for the Garden State and things are starting to look colorful.

Forests in the Northwest corner of the state, including the area near High Point State Park and Waywayanda State Park are at peak color. The southern portion of Sussex County is near peak. 

Northern NJ along ...

Mail-in Ballots Stressing Out Front-Line Election Workers

October 28, 2020

Confusion, suspicion, voter hostility and computer glitches: it’s all in a day’s work for the folks staffing New Jersey’s election boards.

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

For ...

Public Question #3: Constitutional Amendment to Change Legislative Redistricting Schedule If Census Data Is Delayed

New Jersey’s November 3 ballot includes three public questions, including asking voters whether the state’s legislative redistricting schedule be changed should census data be delayed.

The League of Women Voters of New Jersey offers an objective perspective of this question, including reasons for voting yes and no.

Question on the Ballot:

Do you approve amending the ...

For The First Time, NJ Officials To Get An Early Start On Counting Ballots

Counties can begin counting general election votes on Saturday because of the expected flood of paper ballots — but they can’t reveal any results.

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.

While thousands of mail-in ...

New Jersey's Travel Advisory List Now Includes 41 States and Territories

October 27, 2020

NEW JERSEY -  There are currently 41 states and U.S. jurisdictions that require individuals to quarantine. As of Tuesday, October 27, California and Massachusettes have been re-added.

Travelers who are coming from the following states and territories are being asked to self quarantine for 14 days: AL, AK, AZ, AR, CA, CO, FL, GA, GU, ID, IL, IN, IA, KS, KY, LA, MD, MA, MI, ...

The Sculpture Trail Grows at Laurelwood Arboretum

WAYNE, NJ - Two new sculptures were recently installed at Laurelwood Arboretum, bringing the current total to five now on exhibit in A Sculpture Trail. The multiyear project, which will showcase 15 unique works of art, is sponsored by Friends of Laurelwood Arboretum to benefit the arboretum.

It is a beautiful time of year to visit one of the most beautiful places in Wayne. With the fall colors ...

$13 Million Bridge to Provide New Route to Liberty State Park

JERSEY CITY, NJ - A new traffic bridge that connects downtown Jersey City with Liberty State Park is under construction. The bridge, a project by Jersey City and the New Jersey Turnpike Authority, will connect Jersey Avenue to Phillip Street and moderate traffic that uses downtown streets as a shortcut to get to the waterfront, the Holland Tunnel, and Hoboken.

Officials say it will create a ...

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Letters to the TAPinto Nutley Editor Regarding the Nov. 3 Election Must Be Submitted by Midnight on All Hallows' Eve

October 27, 2020

NUTLEY, NJ - In a vibrant community like Nutley, citizens can share their opinions, offer grievances, or bestow praise on the subjects that matter most to them. TAPinto Nutley welcomes letters to the editor on everything from the traffic to municipal government, even your passion for environmental stewardship! 

If you letter to the editor is related to the Nov. 3 ...

Township of Nutley In Search Of the Perfect Holiday Tree for 2020 Display

It is that time of year that the Township of Nutley begins the search for the center of our holiday display, the symbol of the season, the Township Christmas Tree.

The tree that will grace the oval and shed a light on our community this holiday season needs to be a Norwegian Spruce, Blue Spruce or Douglas Fir between 30-40 feet in height.  Residents who wish to submit their tree for ...

Halloween Homestretch at Your Nutley Free Public Library

NUTLEY, NJ - With just days left to until the most haunted day of the year, the Nutley Public Library has several events and activities scheduled for kids, teens, and adults. 

Monday, October 26th - 7:00 pm - Halloween Game Night - Have a spooktacular good time at our online game night for the whole family! Play games to win prizes and show off your costume! For all ages. Sign-up ...

Upcoming Events

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Thu, October 29, 7:00 PM

Nutley Free Public Library, Nutley

Online Discussion - Batman Year One

Arts & Entertainment

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Thu, October 29, 7:30 PM

Fairleigh Dickinson University, Madison

"The Laramie Project" (Virtual Production)

Arts & Entertainment

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Sat, October 31, 7:30 PM

Online, Madison

The Laramie Project (Virtual Production)

Arts & Entertainment

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Mon, November 2, 4:00 PM

Virtual Union Public Library, Virtual

How to Work as a Consultant in a Gig Economy

Business & Finance

Township of Nutley COVID-19 Update October 27, 2020

October 27, 2020

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

Total COVID-19 cases in Nutley
Essex County Testing Sites - 10/27-10/30

COVID-19 Total Cases
The Township of Nutley announced 28 additional cases since the last announcement on 10/23/2020. Bringing the cumulative total to 704 cases and 37 deaths. The next announcement will be on Friday 10/30/2020.

Essex County ...

Township of Nutley COVID-19 Update for Oct. 23, 2020

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

Total COVID-19 cases in Nutley

COVID-19 Total Cases
The Township of Nutley announced 52 additional cases since the last announcement on 10/09/2020. Bringing the cumulative total to 676 cases and 37 deaths.

Additional Information
For additional information and previous updates, please visit www.nutleynj.org. In ...

Newark Superintendent 'Very Concerned' About January Return to Schools As COVID-19 Rates Climb

October 28, 2020

NEWARK, NJ — Just a few days after Newark Public Schools suddenly extended its remote learning period to Jan. 25, Superintendent Roger Leon cast doubt on whether that deadline will be possible as the city’s infection rates skyrocket. 

The school district is already feeling the impact, according to Leon. Over the past two weeks, 112 district employees tested positive, a ...

Public Safety Director DeMaio Talks Exclusively with TAP About Bloomfield Police Reform

BLOOMFIELD, NJ – Decades of police culture cannot be changed overnight.  It’s a daunting task.

To take police reform seriously, a culture change needs to be done slowly, accurately, and with constant evaluation and follow up.

TAPinto Bloomfield recently had a chance to sit down with Samuel A. DeMaio, Director of Public Safety for the Township of Bloomfield, for an in-depth ...

Zombie No More, Complaints Pressure NJ Halloween House to Remove Decorations

October 26, 2020

HAWTHORNE, NJ - Just days away from Halloween, and the aptly named "zombie house" is now void of any zombies at all. Homeowner and Halloween enthusiast Antonio Rodrigues was pressured to remove the decorations after receiving numerous complaints from Hawthorne residents about drivers impeding traffic when slowing down to get a closer look. 

The Hawthorne Police Department ...

Hoboken to Implement Fines for Indoor House Parties Over 25 People

HOBOKEN, NJ - The City of Hoboken is prepared to fine residents who host indoor house parties with over 25 attendees, as rates of COVID transmission throughout New Jersey trend upwards.

"The Hoboken Police Department has responded to several house parties over the past few weekends, some of which were identified by the Health Department as contributing to clusters of ...

You Are Seen | The Untold Stories

The greatest gift we can give someone is the chance to see themselves through somebody else’s story.

In this new podcast, audience members will be able to explore the stories and experiences of a variety of people. Through the events of these past few months, we have read, heard, and seen countless stories told from people of various walks of life.

This season, our host Nicholas ...

November 2020 Events at the Nutley Public Library

Hoopla Digital Collection – The Nutley Public Library is excited to announce a new digital offering for all of our patrons.  Hoopla is an all-in-one media service where you can browse 700,000 + titles in six different formats- audiobooks, eBooks, comics/graphic novels, full music albums, movies and TV – and instantly borrow, then download or stream, the titles of your ...

Special November Events for Children at the Nutley Public Library.

The Nutley Public Library presents special virtual events in November to celebrate a month of learning, sharing, and family!

PropBox Players Presents Harvest Tales: Friday, November 6 at 11:30 AM - Improv artist Michele Traina invites you to take a trip to Mr. Pinenut's farm to see what's being harvested and solve the mystery of who is stealing his cornstalks! A sensory-filled, ...

Hanging on by a Thread, Some NJ Restaurateurs Fear the Worst This Winter

October 27, 2020

NEW JERSEY — During the typical holiday season, hundreds of thousands of dollars flow through the Rail Yard Tavern in Fairlawn.

From Thanksgiving to New Years, hundreds bustle in and out of the restaurant every weekend. By this time, its 186 seats are reserved months in advance for Christmas parties, one of the most lucrative times of the year. 

But not this year.

“We ...

New Jerseyans Say ‘Cheese!’ (But Hold the Dairy) with Vegan Cheese

Is plant-based cheese really cheese? Well, sort of. But instead of dairy from cows, sheep or goats, vegan cheesemakers are making it with plant milk, nuts, tapioca and even rice.

There are many different methods to make vegan cheese nowadays. The easy way? Using a plant-based milk base (from foods like cashews or almonds) and adding a few thickening agents and seasonings.

Plant-based ...

Return to School: Letter from Dr. Glazer, Superintendent Nutley Public Schools

October 2, 2020

Dear Parents/Guardians and Staff,

Thank you for your active involvement, patience, and support during the first month of the 2020-2021 school year. Your dedication and continued commitment to the education of Nutley’s children is admirable, and appreciated. It has been quite a journey for all of us since March, and now we approach yet another phase of learning during this ...

Indecision 2020

At long last, it is finally upon us.

In a matter of days, Americans all over the country will venture forth to proudly exercise their individuality on the most anticipated day of this election year.

I am, of course, referring to Halloween.

This year the annual frightfest celebrating candy shakedowns and macabre costumes will be tempered significantly by the pandemic threat. On ...

Moving Beyond the Partisan Bubble

There is so much to say and yet so many times a day I find myself dumbfounded to speechlessness.  My children ask logical questions for which I can find no polite or productive answer. There is no good answer for why hate seems to have seeped into so much of our dialogue every day.

There is no good reason that suspicion has replaced curiosity. That accusations have replaced queries. It is ...

Walk In Sunshine Charity Unveils New Section Aimed at Youth Drug Addiction and Loss

Walk In Sunshine Charity has announced a new section on its website aimed at helping families find resources to help with youth drug addiction and for families who have lost a child to addiction.

Providing unique online resources for families of Babies and Children who leave this Earth too soon, continues to be the main focus of Walk In Sunshine. This new section focuses on addiction proves ...

LTE: Vote for honesty, transparency and helpfulness -- not misinformation

October 24, 2020

Republican Congressional candidate Rosemary Becchi (NJ-11) continues to spread misinformation about our state's 2020 election process. I would like to set the record straight.

In campaign advertisements, Ms. Becchi has repeatedly stated:

“Due to Gov. Phil Murphy’s executive order, New Jersey will be holding an all vote by mail election this November– the ...

NJ State Association of Chiefs of Police: Think Twice Before Voting for Legalized Pot

Later this year, NJ voters will be asked to cast their vote on a constitutional amendment that would legalize recreational marijuana in our state for people 21 and older. This is a significant issue that most assuredly will impact public safety and quality of life issues for the residents of our New Jersey communities, as well as for the millions of visitors that we welcome to our state each ...

On3

Nutley BOC Approve Phase III of Prism's On3 Redevelopment of Roche Site; Clifton Threatens to Close Off Metro Boulevard

October 20, 2020

NUTLEY, NJ - City of Clifton representatives opposed the Nutley Hoffmann-La Roche Phase III Redevelopment Plan during public comment on Ordinance No. 3452 at the Tuesday, Oct. 6 Nutley Board of Commissioners meeting. Sam Schwartz Consulting presented the On3 traffic impact study.

On March 5, 2015, the BOC declared the entire Hoffmann-La Roche site an area of redevelopment on a ...

Nutley Chamber of Commerce presents Gateway To On3

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, ...

Standing Up for a Cause.

October 22, 2020

The year 2020 has been rough for us all. The deadly virus that has kept us all stuck in our homes and the amount of surprising deaths of celebrities have taken a toll on all of our hearts. But one thing that has affected many all with the same magnitude has been the Black Lives Matter Movement. This movement was formed by African Americans to combat police brutality, which has resulted in ...

How To Get Property Tax Relief in Nutley

Most of us want to continue to stay in our homes and communities, but property taxes are driving us away.  Taking advantage of New Jersey’s Property Tax Relief programs can stretch our dollars.  Who qualifies?  Are there special programs for seniors?

The Senior Citizens Council has prepared a video presentation on the property tax relief options available for ...

NJ Human Services Announces $44.8 Million More in Additional Food Assistance

October 28, 2020

Many NJ SNAP Recipients Will Receive Enhanced Benefits;

November Payments Will Bring Supplemental Food Assistance Payments to Nearly $346M Since March

(TRENTON) –  Many New Jerseyans who receive food assistance through the state’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (NJ SNAP) will receive additional benefits in November to help address critical food needs related to ...

Webinar: Build a Successful Business - - Own a TAPinto Local News Site

Are you a community leader?  Do you want to be your own boss?  Do you want to create financial independence while leaving a lasting legacy?  

If so, owning a TAPinto local news site may be a good fit for you.  It's an affordable business opportunity with a low entry cost and high ROI.

Join us for an informational webinar about this exciting business ...

To help non-filers, IRS sets Nov. 10 as ‘National EIP Registration Day;’ Register at IRS.gov for Economic Impact Payment

The Internal Revenue Service has set Nov. 10 as “National EIP Registration Day,” as the agency and partners across the country launch a final push to encourage everyone who doesn’t normally file a tax return to register to receive an Economic Impact Payment.

“National EIP Registration Day” will take place just a few days ahead of the extended Nov. 21 ...

The Guardian by John Grisham

The Guardians by John Grisham. (Dell, 2020)

“Duke Russell is not guilty of the unspeakable crimes for which he was convicted; nonetheless, he is scheduled to be executed for them in one hour and forty-five minutes.”

Are you hooked? I am.

When I taught Creative Writing, one of the first lessons on writing prose was, “You have to capture the reader in the first paragraph ...

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 ...

Obituaries

Sep 10, 1963 - Oct 23, 2020
Susan G. Moore, 57, died at home surrounded by loving family and close friends on October 23, ...
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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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The Jaffe Briefing - October 28, 2020

OFF THE RAILS – Sad news from NJ.com: 10 years ago yesterday Gov. Chris Christie killed the $9 billion Access to the Region’s Core (ARC) tunnel. Oct. 27, 2010 marks the moment of the biggest blunder of the Christie Administration, as New Jersey lost the perfect opportunity to replace a pair of century-old tunnels that connect our state to Manhattan, while creating gobs of ...

Shakespeare Theatre Takes on Shaw in Three Scintillating One-acts

Florham Park, NJ - There’s nothing like the theatrical commentary of George Bernard Shaw to explore love, lust and over-the-top intrigue to make for a stimulating evening.

The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey offers another romp at its outdoor location at the Thomas H. Kean Theatre Factory in Florham Park.The three one-act plays were broken up into five segments. “Village ...