Amnesty International North Jersey Write for Rights Event

On Sunday December 17, 2017 from 1:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., the Northern New Jersey Amnesty International USA local group will be hosting their annual write for rights gathering at Clifton Public Library. The public is welcome to join us in writing letters on behalf of prisoners of conscience, human rights defenders and others at risk of human rights violations, including Shackelia Jackson, who is seeking police accountability for the death of her brother Nakiea who was mistakenly killed by police during a raid in Jamaica in 2014. Ms. Jackson will be present at the event and sharing her personal story, along with steps activists can take to support her struggle against police deadly force. All are welcome and we will have refreshments and music.

Contact Information
  1. Deirdre Stieglitz
  2. 6503805737
  3. northjerseyaiusa@gmail.com
Sun, December 17
1:30 pm — 4:00 pm
Add to My Calendar 12/17/2017 1:30pm 12/17/2017 4:00pm America/New_York Amnesty International North Jersey Write for Rights Event

On Sunday December 17, 2017 from 1:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., the Northern New Jersey Amnesty International USA local group will be hosting their annual write for rights gathering at Clifton Public Library. The public is welcome to join us in writing letters on behalf of prisoners of conscience, human rights defenders and others at risk of human rights violations, including Shackelia Jackson, who is ...

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Glen Ridge Police Seek Public's Help Following Hit and Run Accident

January 15, 2018

GLEN RIDGE, NJ - The Glen Ridge Police Department is asking witnesses to a hit and run accident on Ridgewood Ave to contact the department.

At about 7:10 p.m. on Friday Jan. 12, a hit and run accident took place on Ridgewood Ave at Snowden Place. Video footage of the area shows several pedestrians in the area at the time. 

Please call the police desk at 973-748-5400 x 111 ...

Nutley Music Boosters Taste of the World is Friday at Parks and Recreation

NUTLEY, NJ - The Nutley Music Boosters Association will host the 'Taste of the World III' Friday at Nutley Parks and Recreation on Park Avenue.

Nutley's favorite restaurants and food crafters will come together for one night to support students of instrumental music in all Nutley schools. Live music, 50/50 raffle, wine raffle and a tricky tray are all a part of ...

Nutley Public Schools invite eighth grade parents and students to scheduling program Jan 16

January 9, 2018

The NHS administration and school counseling department are presenting a scheduling information program on Tuesday, January 16, 2018, at 6:30 p.m. in the high school auditorium.

Eighth grade students and parents are cordially invited to attend. Information will be presented that will assist students and parents in making the appropriate selection of school courses for next year. Presentations ...

Looking Back on 2017, Looking Forward to 2018

Dear Nutley Staff, Parents and Community,

It seems hard to believe that 2017 is so quickly coming to a close.  I am hopeful that you have been enjoying the warmth and traditions of Nutley this season as much as I have.  I am continually struck by the overwhelming sense of good cheer and good will that spreads throughout the town, and makes Nutley the special place it ...

On3

Prism Capital Partners Announces ON3 Campus Operational Team for Nutley Redevelopment Project

January 4, 2018

NUTLEY, N.J.,  Prism Capital Partners has assembled a five person team, including former Hoffmann-La Roche employees, to oversee day-to-day operations at ON3, On3 is the redevelopment project on the 116-acre site of the former Hoffman-La Roche campus in Nutley and Clifton.

“ON3 is a highly complex site from an operational standpoint,”Eugene Diaz, ...

Reorganization Meeting of Nutley Planning Board to include Seton Hall Med School Parking

NUTLEY, NJ - Tuesday's reorganization meeting of the Nutley Planning Board will include a resolution regarding the site plan application for parking for the Seton Hall - Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine at On3. 

In new business, the annual reorganization of Nutley Planning Board (Officers, Counsel and Recording Secretary) will take place. Oaths of Office will be ...

Newark Public Schools launches campaign to draw quality educators to district

January 15, 2018

Newark, NJ--Newark Public Schools recently launched “Teach Newark: Where Passion Meets Progress,” a recruitment campaign aimed at drawing talented public school teachers to the state’s largest district.

The campaign is part of a comprehensive recruitment effort by NPS to develop a large and high quality candidate pool to ensure all teacher ...

Vehicle Pins Pedestrian to Building in Fairfield

FAIRFIELD, NJ — A Totowa woman whose identity is being withheld was pinned between a vehicle and Hair Core beauty salon of Fairfield, located in a strip mall at 390 Fairfield Rd., on Monday morning, according to Fairfield police.

The woman, who was described as being 60 years old, had injuries to her lower extremities. Her full condition is not known at this time.

The Fairfield Police ...

N.J. Woman And her Mustang Are a Dynamic Endurance Duo

January 15, 2018

Don’t underestimate the power of a diminutive woman and her diminutive horse, especially when she’s wearing “cheap and brightly colored riding tights,” her signature style. The 4’ 10” Kate Vogel, and her 14.3 mustang, Fez, won three of the New Jersey Trail Ride Association’s (NJTRA) competitive trail rides (CTR) last year — the Bunny Hop, a 25-mile ...

State Fish Hatchery in Warren County Stocks Record-Setting 5 Million Fish in 2017

HACKETTSOWN, NJ — The Hackettstown State Fish Hatchery stocked a record 5 million fish representing 15 species in 2017, according to the N.J. Department of Environmental Protection.

The fish, totaling 5,082,841 with a total weight of more than 26,000 pounds, were produced at the Warren County facility — far surpassing the previous high of 3,774,885 set in 2014. And most of the fish ...

Ocean County Freeholders Firmly Against Drilling Off the New Jersey Coast

January 13, 2018

TOMS RIVER - The Ocean County Board of Freeholders are strongly opposed to a Trump administration plan to expand offshore oil and gas drilling to the waters of nearly every coastal state in the nation..

The proposal by the Trump Administration includes 47 potential lease sales in 25 of the 26 planning areas — 19 sales off the coast of Alaska, seven in the Pacific region, 12 in the Gulf ...

Nutley Police Department Blotter January 6 to January 12, 2018

January 13, 2018

NUTLEY, NJ - The Police Blotter is compiled each week by Det. Sgt. Anthony Montanari of the Crime Intelligence Public Information Division of the Nutley Police Department.

Please note:  All parties placed under arrest have been assigned a court date and remain innocent until proven guilty of those charges at their respective hearing

Anyone who has information about any crimes can ...

Commissioner Tucci Now Accepting Applications For Summer Positions

Commissioner Mauro G. Tucci has announced that applications for employment are now being accepted for summer positions within the Department of Parks & Recreation.

Summer employment opportunities for Nutley residents in grades 12 through adult are currently being accepted for the following positions; Camp Nutley Counselor, Summer Playground Counselor, Pre-K Program Teachers, helpers and ...

Nutley Little League Baseball Registration Now Available

Commissioner Mauro G. Tucci and the Department of Parks and Recreation have announced that Little League registration forms are now available.  Two leagues are available based on your current address.  Families living West of and including Prospect Street – sign up with Nutley American League.  Families living East of Prospect Street – sign up with Nutley ...

Commissioner Tucci Announces Winter Exercise Sessions Now Open for Registration

Commissioner Mauro G. Tucci and the Department of Parks and Recreation announce the return of four popular fitness programs to keep residents fit this winter.  Registration is now open for Core Cardio, Morning Yoga, Yoga for Life and Zumba.

Exercise strengthens your heart, tones your muscles and helps you build stamina.  Join us at the Recreation Annex, 65 Bloomfield ...

Letter to the Editor: Make the Road New Jersey Condemns End of Protected Status for 250,000 Salvadorans

January 8, 2018

Today the Trump administration announced the end of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Salvadorans. Effective Sept. 9, 2019, nearly 200,000 people who have been living and working legally in the U.S. for almost two decades, who have American families, homes and businesses, will be subject to deportation. 10,000 Salvadoran TPS holders currently reside in New Jersey.

Make the Road New ...

NJSIAA: Bills Grant Super Powers to 20 Schools; Upcoming Vote Puts Kids at Risk

As a 100-year-old, independent, private, and voluntary non-profit association serving the needs of 435 public and non-public high schools and nearly 300,000 student athletes, we have an unwavering commitment to promoting and protecting education-based interscholastic athletics. At our core, we are committed to ensuring a safe and competitive environment, while also enhancing the educational ...

Get Off the Couch. Walk the Dog. Live Longer.

January 16, 2018

“Sitting is the new smoking”. This is the new mantra in cardiology and global population health. Sitting, or a sedentary lifestyle, has long been known as a risk factor for the development of heart disease. Excessive sitting is also associated with a higher mortality rate. Is sitting really as bad as smoking for your health? Why is sitting so detrimental? What strategies can combat a ...

Mark Zuckerberg Should Be Concerned About His Legacy; Punishing Legitimate Media Organizations and Small Businesses Isn’t the Answer; Regulation Is

Facebook recently announced it will be changing its feed and algorithms so that news from publishers and posts from businesses will be relegated in favor of posts about your neighbor’s cat. 

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said that Facebook is making these changes because he is concerned about his legacy and that of the company he founded. If ...

Where are the women of color in the #MeToo Movement?

As one of only two women on the City Council in Newark, I have been following the growing #MeToo movement with great interest. 

I am thrilled that so many women finally feel comfortable enough to come forward and tell their story of sexual harassment and abuse at the hands of powerful men.

At the same time, I am also disheartened that so few of those coming forward have been women of ...

PSE&G files first rate review in 8 years; requests approximate 1 percent increase

January 14, 2018

NEWARK, NJ - Public Service Electric and Gas Co. (PSE&G) filed its first regulatory rate review in more than eight years, asking for a small adjustment in electric and gas base delivery rates that would increase overall revenues by approximately 1 percent.

The increase is necessary to recover investments PSE&G made to strengthen its electric and gas distribution systems, making ...

HOMECorp Seeks New Executive Director

MONTCLAIR, NJ - Montclair-based non-profit, HOMECorp, has announced Thursday that it is has launched a search for a new Executive Director. 

After 30-years serving the community, the organization has grown exponentially and is looking for an experienced leader who shares a passion for their mission of preserving economic diversity and community revitalization through the ...

BRRRRR … it’s too cold for kittens to give birth outside!  Compassion with a PURRposeTM

BRRRRR … it’s too cold for kittens to give birth outside!  Compassion with a PURRposeTM

Most people don’t know that a kitten can become pregnant as early as four months, and with 3-4 kittens in each litter and 2-3 litters a year, that’s more cats for whom we can find furever homes.  Females born as late as last fall are now at risk for early and outdoor ...

Maisie Dobbs by Jacquelline Winspear

Maisie Dobbs by Jacqueline Winspear (Soho Press, 2003)

In the song “The Schuyler Sisters” from the Broadway musical Hamilton, sister Angelica sings, “ I've been reading 'Common Sense' by Thomas Paine. So men say that I'm intense or I'm insane, You want a revolution? I wanna a revelation . . .” because she and her sisters are “looking for a mind ...

The People Versus Alex Cross by James Patterson

The People Versus Alex Cross by James Patterson (Little, Brown, 2017)

 

Alex Cross, subject of James Patterson's 25th book in this venerable, fast paced detective series, is in big time trouble again. Even though his great nemesis is dead, Gary Soneji has a way of plaguing Alex from the grave, through his son, Dylan Winslow, and dastardly accomplices.

Using one of the major ...

In the Unlikely Event by Judy Blume

In the Unlikely Event by Judy Blume (Vintage Books, 2015)

 

I loved In the Unlikely Event by Judy Blume. Set in Elizabeth, NJ in the early 1950s, the landmarks, famous people of the era, name brand products, and cultural background are so familiar to those of us who grew up in Central Jersey that it's impossible not to relate to the novel on a personal level. The small city of ...

Two Kinds of Truth by Michael Connelly

Two Kinds of Truth by Michael Connelly (Little, Brown, 2017)

 

Being a book reviewer has its pitfalls, the biggest of which is the “the false start.” This is when I get half way through a book and realize that I will have nothing concrete to say to my readers about it, and finishing the book would be a waste of my time. Since Beth's Books will be celebrating its third ...

Victoria and Albert: A Royal Love Affair by Daisy Goodwin and Sara Sheridan

Victoria and Albert: A Royal Love Affair by Daisy Goodwin and Sara Sheridan (St. Martin's Press, 2017)

Several months ago I reviewed the magnificent compendium Hamilton: The Revolution by Lin Manuel Miranda. This charming edition is a must for anyone who is planning to see the Hamilton in order to become familiarized with the libretto and prepare him/herself for an extra-ordinary ...

Garth Brooks Concert

The Garth Brooks Concert- Prudential Center, December 3, 2017

When the last child cries for a crust of bread

When the last man dies for just words that he said,

When there's shelter over the poorest head,

We shall be free.

My husband, Tom, and I stood on the platform at the Menlo Park train station, wearing our black cowboy hats and jeans, waiting for the train to the ...

Obituaries

Andrew James Blaskewicz 70 of Clifton died Tuesday, December 19, 2017 at his Clifton residence.
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Jun 25, 1942 - Dec 13, 2017
It is with heartfelt sorrow that we announce the death of our beloved mother, Margaret ...
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