NUTLEY, NJ - February is the shortest month of the year but that doesn't mean that Nutley was short on news. The top stories in Nutley include work by the Nutley Police Department and Fire Department, someone who say something and said something, and a Letter to the Editor. 

Diversion burglaries, where a suspect posing as the water department employee burglarizes a home while his colleague escorts the homeowner to the main water intake has been a headline grabber in Essex County for the past few months. Cooperative efforts between Nutley and Bloomfield police led to the arrest of two Jersey City men who are suspects in both towns. Bloomfield made the arrest and Nutley police filed additional charges. 

Nutley Police Charge Burglars Who Needed 'to Check the Water'

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Early in February a fire tore through the Avalon apartment complex in Maplewood. The portion of the site that burned was still under construction. Given the size of the fire, a dozen companies, consisting of 130 firefighters responded. Mutual aid between fire departments keeps everyone safe. It also helps answer those questions "why was that fire truck on the Parkway?"

 Nutley Fire Department Among 12 Fire Departments Providing Mutual Aid for Maplewood Blaze

A Nutley student who saw something said something. The student reported that a man driving an older model dark blue sedan offered to give the student a ride to school. After saying no, the driver asked a few more times before driving off toward Centre Street.

Suspicious Incident Reported by Student Walking to School in Nutley

The Nutley Public Schools proposed construction has been a hot topic in the township since the very first of the community wide Town Hall meetings. TAPinto Nutley has provided extensive coverage of the plans as well as the community reaction, but it was a letter to the editor that was not only the most widely read article on the subject, but also one of the most widely read articles all month. TAPinto Nutley encourages the community to express their opinions, ideas and gratitude in our 'Letters to the Editor' section.

Realtor Expresses Concerns Over Nutley School Construction Referendum

A separate school subject was also one of the most read articles in February: the John H. Walker Middle School Honor Roll. Congratulations to all of the students who made the Honor Roll and High Honor Roll. 

John H Walker Middle School 2016 -2017 Second Marking Period Honor Rolls

Once the Nutley High School Honor Roll lists are received, TAPinto Nutley will publish them as well. 

Collectively, the subject of proposed school construction was the most widely read topic on TAPinto Nutley in February. All of the articles to date, from the very first town hall meeting through the February 27 Board of Education meeting can be found here: February 2017's 'Hot Topic' on TAPinto Nutley: Proposed Nutley School Construction is accredited by the New Jersey Press Association, and is the only locally owned news organization serving the community. Sign up for our FREE daily eNews and follow us on Facebook and Twitter @TAPintoNutley 

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