NUTLEY, NJ - Lincoln School students started their first day back to school after Winter Recess with shouts of "Mr. G. is Back!" on Monday. 

Mr. G (officially Tom Gargiulo) returned to work at Nutley's Lincoln School Monday after an lengthy recovery period following knee replacement surgery. Every kid, every parent, every car that drove by in the morning was the source of shouts of "Mr. G Is Back!."

Nutley Crossing Guard "Mr. Freddy" confirmed the news that Mr. G is indeed back to the students. He also made sure every student made it across the street safely. 

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Among those who shared in the excitement of Mr. G's return were Travis and Samantha who walked to school with their father John. John is the owner of Petrucci Landscaping in Nutley. 

Residents of the township who are not familiar with Mr. G will have the opportunity to meet him Thursday evening at the Nutley Public Library when he shares time tested secrets of high performing teachers and students. 

The event begins at 7 p.m. and is open to everyone. The Nutley Public Library is located at 93 Booth Drive in Nutley. 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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