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Vincent United Methodist Church Gathers for Second Sunday After Epiphany Sun. Dec. 17 in Nutley

January 15, 2021

Vincent United Methodist Church will gather for worship online this Sunday morning, January 17 at 10:00 a.m. on the Second Sunday after Epiphany. The church building will be closed for worship, but the service will be broadcast live from the Sanctuary on the “Vincent United Methodist Church” Facebook page.

There will be special music and a recognition of Human ...

New Jersey Has Administered Over 273,000 Doses of the Covid Vaccine as of Jan 15

MORRISTOWN, NJ - New Jersey is now reporting vaccination numbers. As of Friday, January 15, the dashboard is reporting 273,335 first doses of the covid vaccine have been administered as well as 37,079 doses of the second dose.

The phases of vaccination are as follows:

Phase 1A – Health care workers with direct or indirect exposure to infectious materials and ...

Newark Will Build First City Shelter, Container Units for Homeless

NEWARK, NJ — Across New Jersey, more than 9,600 people experiencing homelessness were counted in 2020, according to Monarch Housing Associates, a 9% increase from the year prior. 

Newark accounts for 1,859 of those individuals with about 350 living unsheltered. With services like warming centers, soup kitchens and libraries are unavailable during the cold winter months due to ...

Two Friends Since High School Are Making Their Artistic Mark on Camden

CAMDEN, NJ — Camden muralist Roberto Morales’ makeshift workspace doubles as a private tattoo studio.

Hints of artistic flair are evident from the moment you step in.

The TV - blasting music videos - is bordered by small white light bulbs. Mirrors have been framed in gold and the black walls are covered with graffiti tags and logos.

On the floor near the entrance: a pile of ...

Newark Museum of Art is Auctioning Off its Educational Loan Collection

NEWARK, NJ — For those who find themselves wishing they could own the artifacts they see in museums, a special auction from the Newark Museum of Art is making that wish a reality. 

In partnership with Remember When Antiques and Estate Sales, LLC, NMoA has listed more than 700 items from its Educational Loan Collection for public auction. The proceeds from bidders will be reinvested ...

New Jersey Has Administered Over 273,000 Doses of the Covid Vaccine as of Jan 15

January 15, 2021

MORRISTOWN, NJ - New Jersey is now reporting vaccination numbers. As of Friday, January 15, the dashboard is reporting 273,335 first doses of the covid vaccine have been administered as well as 37,079 doses of the second dose.

The phases of vaccination are as follows:

Phase 1A – Health care workers with direct or indirect exposure to infectious materials and ...

Rosemarie Arena, M.D., Gastroenterologist, Joins Hackensack Meridian Mountainside Medical Group

MONTCLAIR, NJ, - – Mountainside Medical Group announced today that Rosemarie Arena, M.D., has joined the practice, expanding their gastroenterology group.

Rosemarie Arena, M.D., is board certified in Internal Medicine and specializes in Gastroenterology. Dr. Arena values getting to know her patients as people first and foremost. “Taking the time to listen to the patient’s ...

Smokers Deemed Eligible for COVID-19 Vaccine in Stage 1B Rollout

TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy and the NJ Department of Health are taking heat for putting smokers in the 1B category for people registering to receive the coronavirus vaccine. 

On Wednesday, the governor announced that all residents over age 65, not just those in long-term care facilities, would be the next in line to get the vaccine, along with people who have conditions that ...

First Lady Tammy Murphy Visits Bloomfield Vaccination Site

BLOOMFIELD, NJ – New Jersey First Lady Tammy Murphy paid an afternoon visit to Bloomfield on Thursday to meet members of the Bloomfield Public Safety Department who were receiving COVID-19 vaccinations at Riverside Urgent Care.

“I am going around the state today trying to highlight the types of facilities that are offering the vaccination, as there is more than one type of venue ...

Essex County Reports 49th Nutley, 87th Belleville Death Due to COVID-19

NUTLEY, NJ - The County of Essex reported the 49th Nutley death and 87th death in the Township of Belleville in the Jan. 14 daily coronavirus report. 

To date, 2208 residents of the county have succumbed to the virus. In the Jan 13 report from the governor's office, the total number of residents lost to COVID-19 across the total is 18,070. As new cases are reported daily, the death ...

Rep. Mikie Sherrill Votes to Impeach President Trump

January 13, 2021

Washington, DC -- Representative Mikie Sherrill (NJ-11) released the following statement:

“President Trump disgraced the office of the presidency and American democracy last week by inciting an attack on our Capitol in an attempt to undermine our free and fair elections. If he was a man of integrity and a true public servant, he would resign effective immediately. But he is neither of ...

Murphy Announces NJ Residents Over Age 65 Can Get COVID Vaccine Starting on Jan. 14

TRENTON, NJ -- Individuals ages 65 years and older and those between the ages of 16-64 with medical conditions (defined by the CDC) that increase the risk of severe illness from the virus are eligible for the COVID-19 vaccination beginning Thursday, Jan. 14, according to Gov. Phil Murphy, who shared the news at his COVID-19 press briefing on Wednesday. The governor also announced ...

Essex County Board of Commissioners statement on January 6, 2021 Insurrection in Washington D.C.

(Newark, NJ) The Essex County Board of Commissioners unequivocally denounces the violent activities of the insurrectionists who stormed the Capitol Building in Washington, DC last Wednesday, January 6, 2021. The chain of events was horrific, despicable, and contradicts the values and ideals of democracy this Board holds dear.

The attempted coup was a last stand for supporters of ...

Two Friends Since High School Are Making Their Artistic Mark on Camden

January 15, 2021

CAMDEN, NJ — Camden muralist Roberto Morales’ makeshift workspace doubles as a private tattoo studio.

Hints of artistic flair are evident from the moment you step in.

The TV - blasting music videos - is bordered by small white light bulbs. Mirrors have been framed in gold and the black walls are covered with graffiti tags and logos.

On the floor near the entrance: a pile of ...

Newark Museum of Art is Auctioning Off its Educational Loan Collection

NEWARK, NJ — For those who find themselves wishing they could own the artifacts they see in museums, a special auction from the Newark Museum of Art is making that wish a reality. 

In partnership with Remember When Antiques and Estate Sales, LLC, NMoA has listed more than 700 items from its Educational Loan Collection for public auction. The proceeds from bidders will be reinvested ...

West Orange St. Patrick's Day Parade Postponed Due to COVID-19 Pandemic

WEST ORANGE, NJ - St. Patrick's Day Parade Chairman Kevin Brennan announced the 2021 event is postponed due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

According to Brennan, the parade committee is considering other options for hosting events in 2021 should conditions change.

In a statement, Brennan reported that "Since this pandemic started, the Committee, in conjunction with other ...

Capitol Hill Riot Through the Eyes and Lens of Independent Photojournalist Julian Leshay

January 11, 2021

LITTLE FALLS, NJ -- Julian Leshay, an independent photojournalist, spoke with Executive Producer Brian Brodeur about his experiences taking photos at the recent Capitol Hill riot on January 6. Leshay gives viewers his insight into the scenes he witnessed and the images he captured on that fateful day. 

Leshay arrived in Washington, D.C. the day before, “to get the environment, to ...

When Electoral History Passed Through Georgia: Follow Jimmy Carter's Path to the Presidency

ATLANTA, GA -- Jimmy Carter was the first and only president to be a born in Georgia, and the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library & Museum can be found in Freedom Park in the heart of Atlanta.

Though we know the story of the peanut farmer who rose to national heights, there’s much more to learn about the early life of James Earl Carter, Jr. here, including his early career in ...

Discover The Bridge To Serenity: Take Control of Your Retirement with Wealth Financial Partners.

At Wealth Financial Partners we know that you want to be in control of your retirement. 

In order to achieve that, you need a holistic roadmap that is easy to understand and simple to implement. 

The problem is you don't have a guide to help synchronize all aspects of your finances into one complete plan that will bridge your working years to your retirement years. You are ...

A Student's Perspective: Teachers "Retiring" Creates Class Disruptions

January 14, 2021

PARKLAND, FL- As a junior at Marjory Stoneman Douglas, I was deeply upset to find out our Wednesday class had been canceled because our English teacher has “chosen” to retire. The English teacher, who was loved by every student she taught, had been teaching virtually since the first day of school until that was no longer an option. 

Now that teachers are being ...

South Orange, Maplewood Teachers Demand Delay in Reopening Schools Until Vaccine is Available to Them

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — On their first day back to school since the start of the pandemic last March, teachers across the South Orange Maplewood School District walked out during their lunch period.

The protest was a coordinated action by the South Orange Maplewood Education Association (SOMEA) in response to the mandatory return to school buildings that began this week.

David Mastrodonato, ...

This Year Teachers, HS Seniors Will Not Be Evaluated the Same in New Jersey

NEW JERSEY — A new executive order will mean sweeping changes for the way teachers and students are evaluated for the 2020-2021 school year.

Gov. Phil Murphy, who has long said this isn’t a normal school year due to COVID-19, announced the changes during a Monday press conference on pandemic updates.

As part of the order, high school seniors won’t have to pass an exit ...

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 ...

January 25, 2021 Blood Drive Scheduled in Memory of Local Nutley Resident

January 14, 2021

NUTLEY – Commissioner John V. Kelly and the Nutley Department of Public Affairs are pleased to partner with Vitalant Blood Services of New Jersey to conduct the 3 rd Annual Community Blood Drive in memory of Nutley resident and business owner Keith Jaret. Keith and Maureen Jaret were Nutley business owners and residents for many years. Many of you know, love and remember ...

Nutley Officials and Community Groups Reflect on the Contributions of Vincent LoCurcio III

NUTLEY, NJ - Nutleyite Vincent LoCurcio III, 64, owner of Nutley Park ShopRite and the Belleville ShopRite died on Saturday, Jan. 9, 2021.

LoCurcio was a past recipient of the John V. Kelly Humanitarian Award, the Nutley Jaycees Businessman of the Year Award in 2001 and the Dr. Virginius D. Mattia Award for Distinguished Community Service along with his partner David Infusino on May 1, ...

Throwback Thursday: Nutley / Belleville ShopRite Co-Owners Receive 2019 Dr. Virginius D. Mattia Award

Before Vincent LoCurcio is laid to rest today, we invite the community to take a look back to 2019 when   Dr. Virginius D. Mattia Award for Distinguished Community Service was presented to LoCurio and his business partner David Infusino. 

NUTLEY, NJ - The 47th annual Dr. Virginius D. Mattia Award for Distinguished Community Service was presented to the owners of Nutley Park ...

Macri Takes Reigns As Nutley-Columbia Hockey Prepares to Take The Ice

January 14, 2021

WEST ORANGE, NJ - When the Nutley-Columbia High co-op ice hockey team finally takes the ice for the 2021 season, it will do so with a new head coach at the helm.

Dave Macri, a longtime youth hockey coach for over 20 years, including the last eight for Nutley and Clifton, was approved for the job in November and replaces Andrew Surowiec, who was the skipper for the last four ...

Rutgers' Carlin named New Jersey Sportscaster of the Year

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Chris Carlin, the popular, scratchy-voiced Rutgers football play-by-play announcer, has been named the New Jersey Sportscaster of the Year by the National Sports Media Association.

Monday's announcement marked the second time Carlin has received the honor.

"We are fortunate to have Chris as the voice of Rutgers football,” Rutgers Athletic Director Pat ...

Mainiero's Sport Shop to Close Nutley Storefront, Clearance Sale Happening Now

NUTLEY, NJ - Mainiero's Sport Shop's clearance sale is going on now through Wednesday as the family closes their Franklin Ave. storefront location after 42 years serving the Nutley community. 

The sale, taking place from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Monday Jan 11 through Wed. Jan. 13, is going on at their 234 Franklin Ave. location. The location faces Township of Nutley Municipal Lot No.1, so ...

Irvington Women Hosted Large Parties, Soccer Games at Speakeasy in Newark, Police Say

January 12, 2021

NEWARK, NJ — In yet another sweep of an illegal speakeasy, police in Newark arrested two women over the weekend for hosting parties and selling alcohol without a license. 
 
On Sunday at 11:45 p.m., police responded to reports of COVID-19 violations at 223 Verona Ave. They found a gathering of people, many not wearing masks, enjoying alcohol and a full soccer game with uniformed ...

Gov. Murphy Says Trenton is Prepared Following Threat of State Capitol Protests

NEW JERSEY — The threat of Trenton protests on Jan. 17 looms, following a massive insurrection at the U.S. Capitol in Washington D.C. last week.

Gov. Phil Murphy and Colonel Pat Callahan, Superintendent of the New Jersey State Police, said Monday that NJ authorities are prepared and on high alert.

“We need to bat 1,000 every day. To the governor's point [we] will be ...

Congresswoman Calls for Arlington Cemetery Burial for Officer Brian Sicknick

SOUTH RIVER, NJ -- Congresswoman U.S. Rep. Elissa Slotkin, who represents Michigan’s 8th Congressional District, has contacted senior military leaders to request that U.S. Capitol Officer Brian Sicknick be buried in Arlington National Cemetery. The 42-year-old South River, NJ, native was killed during the siege on the Capitol Building on Wednesday, Jan. 6, when a pro-Trump mob ...

Mutz-Eat: Sandwich from Hoboken Deli Named Among the Best in America

January 13, 2021

HOBOKEN, NJ - If you want to have a polite conversation in Hoboken, there are three topics you tend to avoid—religion, politics and delis. But the folks over at Food & Wine have gone and made their own pronouncements regarding the Best Sandwich in Every State, with Garden State gourmands making moves for the magnificent melty mutz of the Mile Square City.

M&P Biancamano at 1116 ...

Francis Schott and Nutley's Mark Pascal Explain How Zoom Wine Dinners Help Catherine Lombardi/Stage Left Stay Connected With Customers

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – The vineyard owner on the screen had obviously been drinking his own stock and could no longer converse in his native Italian nor his limited English, but was fluent in the international language of drunk.

His inarticulate antics provided hours of laughs for the customers who had tuned in from the comfort and safety of their homes. They were having such a fun time ...

Gov. Murphy Gives Seasonal Establishments OK to Serve Alcohol through Next January

TRENTON, NJ — Seasonal liquor license holders can sell alcoholic beverages all year long until next January, under legislation signed into law by Gov. Phil Murphy.

The temporary extension through January 14, 2022 is seen as a move to keep help these establishments stay afloat during the coronavirus pandemic, according to Sen. Vin Gopal (D-Monmouth), a bill co-sponsor. Typically, seasonal ...

Orchard Park: Chef David Burke Opens "a Majestic Place" in East Brunswick

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Chef David Burke didn’t actually know anything about the town of East Brunswick when he was contacted about opening one of his restaurants in the New Jersey town. Though a New Jersey native, Burke had never been to East Brunswick before and was largely unfamiliar with Middlesex County. But where others may have seen a town where fine dining is relatively scarce, Burke ...

Small Businesses Can Benefit from SBA's Changes to the PPP Lending Program

January 13, 2021

NEW JERSEY -- The newly issued guidelines on Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) lending overseen by the SBA and the U.S. Treasury Department will better target New Jersey's small businesses, especially those owned by minorities or located in low income areas.

The Economic Aid Act makes it possible for hard-hit businesses to get second loans from the PPP lending ...

Mainiero's Sport Shop to Close Nutley Storefront, Clearance Sale Happening Now

NUTLEY, NJ - Mainiero's Sport Shop's clearance sale is going on now through Wednesday as the family closes their Franklin Ave. storefront location after 42 years serving the Nutley community. 

The sale, taking place from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Monday Jan 11 through Wed. Jan. 13, is going on at their 234 Franklin Ave. location. The location faces Township of Nutley Municipal Lot No.1, so ...

TAPinto Nutley Welcomed into "The 1 Million Pageview Club"

NUTLEY, NJ - TAPinto Nutley surpassed 1,000,000 page views in 2020, the first time that Nutley's hyperlocal media outlet reached that milestone since its launch in 2016.

The online news outlet serves the greater community of Nutley, focusing on redevelopment, politics and elections, community business, education, police and fire reports, and public organizations in an ...

Vincent United Methodist Church Gathers for Second Sunday After Epiphany Sun. Dec. 17 in Nutley

January 15, 2021

Vincent United Methodist Church will gather for worship online this Sunday morning, January 17 at 10:00 a.m. on the Second Sunday after Epiphany. The church building will be closed for worship, but the service will be broadcast live from the Sanctuary on the “Vincent United Methodist Church” Facebook page.

There will be special music and a recognition of Human ...

Nutley Officials and Community Groups Reflect on the Contributions of Vincent LoCurcio III

NUTLEY, NJ - Nutleyite Vincent LoCurcio III, 64, owner of Nutley Park ShopRite and the Belleville ShopRite died on Saturday, Jan. 9, 2021.

LoCurcio was a past recipient of the John V. Kelly Humanitarian Award, the Nutley Jaycees Businessman of the Year Award in 2001 and the Dr. Virginius D. Mattia Award for Distinguished Community Service along with his partner David Infusino on May 1, ...

Throwback Thursday: Nutley / Belleville ShopRite Co-Owners Receive 2019 Dr. Virginius D. Mattia Award

Before Vincent LoCurcio is laid to rest today, we invite the community to take a look back to 2019 when   Dr. Virginius D. Mattia Award for Distinguished Community Service was presented to LoCurio and his business partner David Infusino. 

NUTLEY, NJ - The 47th annual Dr. Virginius D. Mattia Award for Distinguished Community Service was presented to the owners of Nutley Park ...

Ocean Township Police K9 Kaver Retires After Nine Years of Service

January 4, 2021

WARETOWN, NJ – Township officials approved a veteran Ocean Township police officer’s retirement last week. It represents the end to a successful career in sniffing out crime.

Kaver, a Belgian Malinois patrol dog, joined the Ocean Township Police Department in 2011 at just eleven months old. His retirement this month equates to approximately 60 dog years of service to the ...

Injured Dog Found in Paterson Given Hope for Better Life

PATERSON, NJ – A severely injured dog found on Route 20 in Paterson is continuing to recover at Oradell Animal Hospital.

Picked up on Nov. 29 by a Good Samaritan after likely being struck by a car, the female yellow Labrador was unable to walk or stand and rushed to the hospital, where veterinarians discovered she had a fractured pelvis, arthritis and a mammary tumor.

Since being ...

Former Shelter Worker Unearths Journals She Took While Working at PAWS During the 1970s To Pen New Book

NORTH JERSEY — Have you ever found yourself in need of rescuing when no one was there, so you decided to be the hero you needed for someone else? 

Such was the case for author Regina Conroy. A victim of childhood abuse, she’s familiar with the pain of ill-treatment. It’s been five decades since a chance visit to a Montclair animal shelter — which turned into a ...

Deer Hunt Opponents Protest at Cedar Brook Park in Plainfield

January 11, 2021

PLAINFIELD, NJ — Organized by the Animal Initiative Committee, a group of concerned residents gathered at the entrance to Cedar Brook Park Sunday to sign a petition and protest a deer hunt that is currently underway in Plainfield.

In 2018, the last time a hunt was conducted at the Cushing Road Retention Basis, hunters took ten deer.

Then, at a council meeting in September 2019, ...

Township of Nutley Christmas Tree Collection for January 2021

Christmas trees will be collected every Wednesday throughout the month of January.

Trees should be placed at the curb Tuesday nights without any plastic bags or trees stands attached.

No other vegetation will be collected at this time.  Vegetation pick up will resume in April 2021.

Nonprofit Sea Turtle Recovery Has 18 ‘Patients’ at Turtle Back Zoo

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Hundreds of sea turtles were unable to migrate this year before water temperatures became too cold. Sea Turtle Recovery, located at the Essex County Turtle Back Zoo, has added 17 new sea turtle patients. They join one patient already in the hospital from 2019.

Turtle Back Zoo houses New Jersey’s only long-term animal care hospital in the ...

Steinhardt, a Trump Supporter, Drops Out of NJ GOP Gubernatorial Primary Race

January 14, 2021

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Doug Steinhardt, chairman of the New Jersey Republican Party and candidate in the 2021 GOP Gubernatorial Primary, has dropped out of the race just one month after launching his campaign.

The abrupt announcement boosts the likelihood that Jack Ciattarelli, a Hillsborough resident and former state Assemblyman who kicked off his campaign one year ago, will win the GOP ...

Voting Machines: How Powerful Companies Lock Up Lucrative NJ Contracts

No move to replace expensive system of no-bid contracts.

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.

In 2009, New Jersey’s Department of the Public Advocate published a ...

Advocates Argue Paper Ballots are Key to Secure Elections in NJ

For some residents, paper ballots are the clear winner when it comes to honest, accurate elections. The state shifted over to paper during the pandemic, but there’s no guarantee the change is permanent.

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

Road Trip Memoir by NJ Author Promotes Time with Teens, Country

January 11, 2021

BELMAR, NJ — When Belmar author Merry Brennan first got serious about a family road trip to 20 national parks, a few friends called her crazy. How could she stay cooped up in a car or campsite with a trio of teens? At the mercy of their adolescent moods? For a whole summer?

After she told them she wanted to ditch the devices, or at least keep use to a minimum, they knew she really lost ...

Holland Tunnel Goes Cashless

JERSEY CITY, NJ - Almost 25 years after the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey established the E-ZPass system to allow vehicles to pass more easily through the Holland Tunnel, a new cashless toll has been installed to make it even more seamless.

Authorized in 2019 and scheduled to go into use last March, only to be suspended due to COVID-19, the technology is being used for the first ...

Governor Cuomo Leads Ribbon Cutting at Moynihan Train Hall

New York, NY—Governor Andrew Cuomo officially led the ribbon cutting this week to announce the grand opening of the new, $1.6 billion-dollar, Moynihan Train Hall that passengers accessed New Year's Day.

The new train hall represents a significant milestone for passenger rail travel in New York, especially during a time when the region’s mass transit agencies have suffered ...

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Nutley Senior Manor Accepting Applications for Studio Apartments NOW

January 15, 2021

NUTLEY, NJ - Nutley Senior Manor is now accepting applications for studio apartments.

Located on Vincent Place, Nutley Senior Manor is a housing option for those meeting the tenant selection policy.

To qualify, annual Income cannot exceed $37,100 for 1 person. Rents are calculated at 30% of household income. Residents must be 62 years or older. 

Please contact 973-542-0311 ...

PSEG Gas Main Construction Update for Township of Nutley

NUTLEY, NJ - PSE&G has announced that over the next two weeks work crews will be replacing gas mains on: 

·         Passaic Avenue between Park Avenue and Ideal Court

·         Park Avenue between Passaic Avenue and Weston ...

TAPinto Nutley Welcomed into "The 1 Million Pageview Club"

NUTLEY, NJ - TAPinto Nutley surpassed 1,000,000 page views in 2020, the first time that Nutley's hyperlocal media outlet reached that milestone since its launch in 2016.

The online news outlet serves the greater community of Nutley, focusing on redevelopment, politics and elections, community business, education, police and fire reports, and public organizations in an ...

Township of Nutley COVID-19 Update January 15, 2020

January 15, 2021

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

** Total COVID-19 cases in Nutley

** COVID-19 Testing Sites and Vaccination Sites

COVID-19 Total Cases as of 01/08/2021

The Township of Nutley announced 120 additional cases and 2 deaths since the last announcement on 1/08/2021, bringing the cumulative total to 1,908 cases and 46 deaths. Next update will be Friday ...

Official Notice: Nutley Board of Education Meeting Jan. 19, 2021

In accordance with the Open Public Meetings Act, P.L. 1975c. 231, this is to advise that the Nutley Board of Education will hold a Special Meeting at 5:00pm January 19, 2021.

This will be a virtual meeting conducted under emergency regulations N.S.A.C. 5:39 –1.1 through 1.7. The Google meet platform and dial-in telephone number will be available on the Nutley Public Schools ...

Newark Will Build First City Shelter, Container Units for Homeless

January 15, 2021

NEWARK, NJ — Across New Jersey, more than 9,600 people experiencing homelessness were counted in 2020, according to Monarch Housing Associates, a 9% increase from the year prior. 

Newark accounts for 1,859 of those individuals with about 350 living unsheltered. With services like warming centers, soup kitchens and libraries are unavailable during the cold winter months due to ...

First Lady Tammy Murphy Visits Bloomfield Vaccination Site

BLOOMFIELD, NJ – New Jersey First Lady Tammy Murphy paid an afternoon visit to Bloomfield on Thursday to meet members of the Bloomfield Public Safety Department who were receiving COVID-19 vaccinations at Riverside Urgent Care.

“I am going around the state today trying to highlight the types of facilities that are offering the vaccination, as there is more than one type of venue ...

Longtime NJ State Senator Weinberg Set to Retire After Current Term

January 14, 2021

BERGEN COUNTY, NJ - Longtime Democratic State Senator Loretta Weinberg announced on Wednesday that she will retire at the end of her current term.

The Senate Majority Leader since 2012, Weinberg said it was the right time for her to leave.

"I feel overwhelmed...I feel emotional," Weinberg told Briana Vannozzi of "NJ Spotlight News." "But I don't feel conflicted ...

NJ Middle School Teacher and Sister Win over $900K on NBC's The Wall

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - Last night, Crossroads South Middle School Physical Education teacher CJ Hendricks appeared on the NBC game show The Wall along with his sister, Brittany. The siblings enthusiastically answered a wide array of questions, ranging from pop culture to science, to win a sum total of $910,266.

During the program, Hendrick’s work in the South Brunswick community was ...

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 ...

Nutley Public Library Virtual Film Discussion: Parasite

We will be resuming our online film discussion on Thursday, January 14 at 7 pm. This meeting's film is the award winning South Korean film, Parasite.

Synopsis: An urgent, brilliantly layered look at timely social themes, Parasite finds writer-director Bong Joon Ho in near-total command of his craft. Parasite follows the members of a low income family who scheme together to ...

New Jersey Date Night: Get Comfortable at These Good Old-Fashioned Diners

January 14, 2021

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

A new year is upon us and optimistically one may believe that the possibilities are endless. Granted we just came off a year so horrific that it makes Divorce Court look better than Disneyland, so it’s reasonable to be a little trepidatious. But then again, aiming for the positive is a mindset that ...

Mocktails are the Key to Enjoying Dry January — Try Ginger ‘Mock-jito’ Recipe

NEW JERSEY — Every January for the past three years, Shivam Patel voluntarily trades in a beer for a bottled water at his favorite Jersey dive bar. Patel is one of many who participate in Drynuary, or Dry January, abstaining from alcohol for the entire month in an effort to be healthier.

Originating in the UK as an advocacy campaign, the wellness trend started with just 4,000 people ...

Township of Nutley Board of Education 2021 Schedule of Meetings

January 6, 2021

SCHEDULE OF NUTLEY BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETINGS

BE IT RESOLVED that the regular monthly meetings of the Board of Education of the Township of Nutley be held as noted, and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that, in accordance with the requirements of the Open Public Meetings Act of 1975, the annual Schedule of Meetings be adopted as follows:

Time: 6:30 PM

Location: Virtual As of ...

Out With the Old In With the New

It is that time of year again. Where we sign up for gym memberships and then drive home disgruntled because on the first day of our January resolution the Lifecycle bikes to nowhere are fully occupied and there is a line for seaweed and kale shakes at the juice bar.

The good news is that the gyms are not open, so now there is a legitimate reason not to workout at all.

The bad news is that ...

What Unity Really Means

Like so many of you I’ve watched the events of the last week in horror.

I have not watched them in shock, I have long thought that violence would erupt during this transfer of power. I have seen the signs – the increasing violence, the rise in the acceptance of hate, racism, antisemitism and sexism. The armed militias, the increasing desperate cries, the willingness to use lies to ...

Four Tips for Helping Grieving Parents During the Holidays

For parents who have lost a child, the holidays are one of the most difficult times of the year. Starting with Halloween and continuing through New Year's, parents can face never ending scenes of what a family should look like, and what their family was supposed to look like on social media, commercials, or the movies.   We constantly see images of that most precious thing we will never ...

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 ...

On3

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 ...

A Student's Perspective: Teachers "Retiring" Creates Class Disruptions

January 14, 2021

PARKLAND, FL- As a junior at Marjory Stoneman Douglas, I was deeply upset to find out our Wednesday class had been canceled because our English teacher has “chosen” to retire. The English teacher, who was loved by every student she taught, had been teaching virtually since the first day of school until that was no longer an option. 

Now that teachers are being ...

10 Things You Should Know about New Jersey’s New Cannabis Law

On December 17, 2020, the New Jersey Legislature passed the massive 240-page Assembly Bill 21, also known as The New Jersey Cannabis Regulatory, Enforcement Assistance, and Marketplace Modernization Act. Assembly Bill 21 establishes the framework for adult-use cannabis and paves the way for the industry in New Jersey through licensing and taxation. The vast and comprehensive Bill is ...

January 25, 2021 Blood Drive Scheduled in Memory of Local Nutley Resident

January 14, 2021

NUTLEY – Commissioner John V. Kelly and the Nutley Department of Public Affairs are pleased to partner with Vitalant Blood Services of New Jersey to conduct the 3 rd Annual Community Blood Drive in memory of Nutley resident and business owner Keith Jaret. Keith and Maureen Jaret were Nutley business owners and residents for many years. Many of you know, love and remember ...

Rep. Mikie Sherrill Votes to Impeach President Trump

Washington, DC -- Representative Mikie Sherrill (NJ-11) released the following statement:

“President Trump disgraced the office of the presidency and American democracy last week by inciting an attack on our Capitol in an attempt to undermine our free and fair elections. If he was a man of integrity and a true public servant, he would resign effective immediately. But he is neither of ...

Essex County Board of Commissioners statement on January 6, 2021 Insurrection in Washington D.C.

(Newark, NJ) The Essex County Board of Commissioners unequivocally denounces the violent activities of the insurrectionists who stormed the Capitol Building in Washington, DC last Wednesday, January 6, 2021. The chain of events was horrific, despicable, and contradicts the values and ideals of democracy this Board holds dear.

The attempted coup was a last stand for supporters of ...

The Book of Two Ways by Jodi Picoult

The Book of Two Ways by Jodi Picoult. (Random House, 2020)

 

Death has never been more a part of my consciousness than in the year 2020. We are getting daily death totals just like we used to get on the nightly news during the Vietnam War. But, death is not a subject that humans like to dwell on. Most of us put thoughts of our mortality on the back burner so that we are able to ...

Dear Martin by Nic Stone

Dear Martin by Nic Stone. (Ember, 2017)

“Last night changed me. I don’t wanna walk around all pissed off, and looking for problems, but I know I can’t continue to pretend nothing’s wrong, Yeah, there are no more ‘colored’  water fountains, and it’s supposed to be illegal to discriminate, but if I can be forced to sit on the concrete in too-tight ...

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 - January 15, 2021

STATEWIDE – We’re all happy, positive people here, so let’s just sum up the grim COVID news in one swoop. OK. Go: Hospitals statewide are preparing for a surge as early as next week and are worried about staffing. All 21 counties have “high” activity for the eighth straight week, there’s an unprecedented surge in gun permit applications, 10 MVC offices are now ...

TAPinto Featured Franchisee: Jennifer Dericks of TAPinto Sparta and TAPinto Newton

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - The TAPinto Featured Franchisee of the Month for January 2021 is Jennifer Dericks from TAPinto Sparta and TAPinto Newton.

Dericks launched her two franchises back in 2012 after completing her term on the Sparta Board of Education and she’s been with TAPinto ever since.

“It would be more accurate to say TAPinto found me,” Dericks said. “I was ...