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Beth's Book Review

Leaving Time by Jodi Picoult (Ballantine, 2013) Jodi Picoult is the Law and Order author of our times. She uses stories “ripped from the headlines” as seeds for her plotlines and, thus, presents readers with a framework in which to discuss important societal issues, such as school shootings, teen suicides, and organ transplants. Picoult’s writing is compelling, and many of her passages are written artfully. I know that when I pick up a Picoult to read that I am in for a satisfying experience. Leaving Time, published in ...

Dad in the Box

I want a tattoo.  I am old enough to hang reading glasses around my neck and I want a tattoo.    The question I keep asking myself is, why?  After a lifetime ignoring my skin, why now would I want to turn some weatherworn patch of scratches and scars it into an album cover?  This is not an easy thing to answer.  It delves deep within the psyche and brings up issues of expression, self perception, values, and even, the meaning of life.     Thankfully, I am a lot more superficial than ...

It's Yesterday Once More in Nutley

When Nutley Historian John Demmer wanted to get some help identifying local homes, he went to the best source possible…social media. He is interested in identifying as many Lambert built houses as possible in Nutley. Lambert, who was a prominent builder and influential Nutleyite, lived and worked in town. It is believed that there are more than 500 homes and buildings that were designed and built by Lambert and his ‘Nutley Realty company’. “Lambert is sort of an unsung hero in ...

Jaffe Morning Briefing

STUCK - It's as if the entire state forgot how to deal with snow at the exact same time. The autumn storm created havoc during yesterday's commute, with cops responding to hundreds of crashes. Hours of traffic. Roads closed. Speed restrictions on major highways. Cars piled all over the place, or running out of gas or breaking down. The Port Authority just gave up on its bus service at one point, with all the tri-state gridlock, wishing commuters "good luck" in their hapless attempts to get home. One commuter posted a ...

Nutley Family Service Bureau

NUTLEY, NJ - Following the success of 2018's 'Rock Hunger II," Nutley Family Service Bureau is reminding everyone to save the date for 'Rock Hunger III.' The event will take place on the main stage at the Old Canal Inn on June 8, 2019. The concert will begin at 6:30 p.m, all to support the food pantry operation at NFSB. The evening will include food and a chance to win raffle prizes.  NFSB Executive Director explained that the century old Nutley organization is first and foremost a ...

Nutley Parks and Recreation Department

Commissioner Mauro G. Tucci is pleased to announce that ticket sales for the Nutley Department of Parks and Recreation’s Winter Theatre Selection “Wizard of Oz” will be on sale beginning November 7, 2018. Four fabulous performances have been scheduled for theatre lovers everywhere to enjoy from November 29th through December 1st.  Thursday and Friday evenings performances are scheduled for 7:30 p.m.  A Saturday matinee has been scheduled for 2:00 p.m. as well as an evening show at 7:00 p.m. Performances will ...

Nutley Public Library

Saturday November 3, 10, 24 at 11:00 a.m. – Drop-In Craft.  While supplies last.  For all ages.  Saturday, November 10 Lego Play Time – Ages 5 & up.  Tuesday, November 13, 20, 27 at 1:00 p.m. – Play Bridge or Mahjong.  No registration required. Wednesday, November 7, 14, 21, 28 at 1:00 p.m. – Wednesday Afternoon Knitters. Come share your love of knitting and crocheting with both beginning and experienced knitters. Meet fellow knitters, brush-up on your skills, ...

Pro Staff Physical Therapy & Dynamic Hand Therapy

NUTLEY, NJ- With each passing school year it seems that backpacks are getting progressively bigger and definitely heavier. Pass any school as children are coming or going and, judging by the the size of the packs on their backs, it may look like a group of explorers preparing to scale Mt. Everest. Although it's difficult to get away from your child having to lug a heavy backpack to and from school, there are ways to make carrying those packs easier on their young backs.    We reached out to Pro Staff Physical Therapy ...

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The Mommy's Review

I love Halloween! It’s one of my favorite holidays, especially since there is so much to do, and it’s so much fun for the kids. I also love that you don’t have to spend a lot of money. Sure, you could go to the store and buy brand-new costumes and decorate your house like crazy, but it’s also a holiday you can do on a budget. Secondhand costumes purchased from Facebook swap groups? Check. Dollar store decorations? You betcha. Hitting up the free local trick-or-treating events? You can bet all of your Fun Size M&Ms ...

Walk With Us Into Sunshine

As October whirls by and millions of children around the country get their Halloween costumes ready to go, there are many parents out there who will just have to imagine what Halloween would be like with their child that is no longer living. October is Infant Loss Awareness Month. Below, we discuss some details about these types of losses. The loss of a child stings that much more during the holidays, as parents consider all the “what if’s.” Would my child be into Dinosaurs? Would my son play baseball like his dad? ...

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