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December 13, 2018

If you love to cook, there’s a fair chance you’ve got a recipe somewhere in your home by Gwynn Galvin, whose cooking blog “Swirls of Flavor” has been picking up steam. “I have been told that I am ‘well-seasoned,’ having worked in the culinary field for more than 20 years now,” the grandmother of ...

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BELLEVILLE, NJ -  Desyra A. Highsmith-Holcomb of Nutley was named to the position of Director, Diversity and Inclusion at Clara Maass Medical Center (CMMC) effective November 26. “I am thrilled to welcome Desyra aboard” said Mary Ellen Clyne, President and Chief Executive Officer of Clara Maass ...

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MOUNT ARLINGTON, NJ - The Mount Arlington police officer struck by a vehicle Tuesday evening was identified today as Sgt. James DiStasio. The Morris County Prosecutor's Office revealed DiStasio's name in an afternoon press release, but added it is not going to say much else about the incident ...

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NUTLEY, NJ - Anticipation is building for Santa's annual ride through the township on a Nutley Fire Department truck.  The annual trek is decades old and has taken place the third Saturday in December for as long as anyone can remember. For 2018, the ride will take place on Saturday Dec.

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NUTLEY, NJ - The Nutley Board of Commissioners presented a proclamation to resident Barry A. Kozyra during an township public meeting. Kozyra is the recipient of the 2018 Professional Lawyer of the Year award by the Essex County Bar Association and New Jersey Commission on Professionalism in the ...

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NEWARK, NJ - The New Jersey Devils will take some time off the ice to partner with the city for a toy giveaway on Dec. 13. Newark Mayor Ras Baraka and the hockey team will host the event from 3 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the John F. Kennedy Recreation Center. Toys were donated by fans who attended ...

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PARSIPPANY, NJ - Mayor Michael Soriano joined Governor Murphy at Parsippany Based, Earth Friendly Products to express their support for a $15 minimum wage.  Earth Friendly Products has offered $17/hour as a minimum wage at their company for all employees since 2014.  The company was used as an ...

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Although winter is still a little over a week away, cold temperatures and winter weather are upon us. Parts of North Jersey are expected to get some light snow Thursday morning, Dec. 13 and into the afternoon, which could create hazardous road conditions, according to the New Jersey Office of ...

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NUTLEY, NJ - Nutley residents and board members came forward to speak on the potential Ordinance No. 3045 enacting term limits on quasi-judicial boards during the Tuesday, Nov. 20 Board of Commissioners public meeting. After many spoke out against it, the board decided to table the ...

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TRENTON, NJ — Holiday activities at the nearby Historic Village at Allaire are among a host of events planned this month at New Jersey state parks, culminating with the annual re-enactment of Gen. George Washington's crossing of the Delaware River on Christmas Day. At Allaire State Park in ...

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NUTLEY, NJ - The special “Santa Express Mailbox” is at the Nutley Park Oval entrance on Chestnut Street will only accept letters until Friday, December 14. Commissioner Rogers set up the mailbox in November so letters to Santa can be forwarded to the big guy himself at the North Pole.  Santa has ...

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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 December issue arriving recently.  To read the latest issue of the ...

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TRENTON, NJ — New Jersey seniors and individuals with disabilities now have an online tool to see if they're entitled to a host of health- and household-related benefits and savings. The Department of Human Services’ (DHS) Division of Aging Services has launched NJSave, a new online application ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - S. Mitra Kalita, vice president of programming for CNN’s digital division, honed her who-what-when-where-and-whys at The Daily Targum, Rutgers University’s student newspaper, reporting on race relations, labor, immigration and globalization, among other issues. Melissa Hayes, ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — A 50-year-old United States postal mail carrier sustained several lacerations to the face on Monday afternoon after a 41-year-old West Orange woman stabbed him in the face while he was delivering mail, according to West Orange police. Medgyne Anglade, 41, faces charges of ...

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NUTLEY, NJ - For decades, families in Nutley and Belleville have known Franklin Farms as their destination for Christmas Trees, wreaths, and grave blankets. That tradition continues today as Mike Tauriello and his team serve their customers from the south Franklin Ave. location.  Originally ...

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NUTLEY, NJ - Since opening Vilardo's Italian Deli in the days just before Christmas in 2017, Jason and Lauren Braitsch made it their goal to give back to the community that they knew was going to make their business a success. The wall of "Treasure Chest Trees" at their High St. deli is testament ...

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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. – Despite battling a brain tumor, Larry Lederman was on the microphone at the Meadowlands on Dec. 6 as the track kicked off its “Borrow Ken’s Binoculars” Thursdays as guest announcer. It was a great night for Lederman – and for the fans who love his style – given the fact ...

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FLEMINGTON, N.J. – She lived frugally, her niece told Borough Council yesterday. And she lived “very privately.” But after Jane Kitchin died at age 96, some are now discovering she was the millionaire next door. Among the beneficiaries: Flemington Free Public Library, Mayor-elect Betsy Driver ...

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NEWARK, NJ - The group that is suing Newark over elevated levels of lead has asked a federal judge to make the city extend its filter distribution program to the East Ward, according to court documents. The city treats its water at two different locations: the Pequannock and Wanaque plants.

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - Nutley's Timothy Georgetti, a senior at Saint Peter's Prep won the Spirit Award following the Thanksgiving Ecumenical Service.  He was recognized for his dedication to Prep, active faith life, and superior academic performance. Attending St. Peter's on a full academic ...

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NUTLEY, NJ - A home surveillance camera captured a vehicle connected with a package theft incident on Monday Dec. 3.   According to reports from the Nutley Police Department, officers responded to San Antonio Ave after a report of package theft. Shortly after a package was delivered, a vehicle ...

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NUTLEY, NJ -  Vilardo's Deli on High Street is serving as a drop off point for residents wishing to make a monetary contribution to the annual Adopt-A-Family Treasure Chest. The Treasure Chest program provides help to families needing assistance during the holiday season.  Vilardo’s ...

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RARITAN TWP., N.J. — Little Annie is a miniature horse who helps children suffering from trauma. She also stars in Little Horse Big Medicine, which won a Winnie Award at the 2018 Equus Film Festival held in Brooklyn, N.Y.  from Nov. 30 to Dec. 2. The story is told from Annie’s point of view as she ...

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NUTLEY, NJ - Officers from the Nutley Police Department responded to a call on Dec 1 about a car that had been parked for nearly two hours with the engine running on Coeyman Ave.  The officers found the driver asleep in the drivers seat, with the keys in the ignition. There was also an open ...

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PORT MURRAY, NJ -- Tree-licious Orchards has a great reputation for their varieties of apples, fruits and vegetables, but it’s also known as a foster home for rescue husky dogs. “Our huskies just love life at the orchard,” said Tree-licious partner, Ginger Kesler. Housing huskies at the farm ...

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NUTLEY, NJ -  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. TAPinto Nutley will return as a sponsor of the parade in 2019.   Since 2016, TAPintoNutley.net  has been the only locally owned news organization ...

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TRENTON, NJ -  Data breaches are becoming more frequent and more expensive. Recently, Marriott announced that more than a half million customer accounts had been exposed to hackers. Companies are closer to being required to notify users of online security breaches now that legislation sponsored by ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ - More than $650,000 was raised for student scholarships at the Bloomfield College Sesquicentennial Gala on , Dec. 1. The black-tie event was the largest fundraising event in the school's 150-year history.  Gala Honorees Jeh C. Johnson (Hon. '12), former Secretary of Homeland ...

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BRANCHBURG, N.J. – The former Neshanic Flea Market property has been added to the South Branch Greenway. The 3.68-acre parcel of land including a historic residence was subdivided and a 2.8-acre parcel was deeded to the Somerset County Open Space Preservation Program; the other parcel containing ...

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