Babygarten at the Nutley Free Public Library

Tuesdays, March 2, 9, 23 and 30 at 10:00 a.m. – Babygarten - Children and caregivers enjoy books, rhymes and playtime in our online story time! 

For children ages 23 months and under.  Sign-up at to receive Zoom program link and password.

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Tue, March 02
10:00 am — 10:00 am
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Tuesdays, March 2, 9, 23 and 30 at 10:00 a.m. – Babygarten - Children and caregivers enjoy books, rhymes and playtime in our online story time!

For children ages 23 months and under. Sign-up at to receive Zoom program link and password.

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Autism Awareness Month in Nutley as Seen 'In The Eyes of Alex '

April is Autism Awareness Month. Supporters across the country illuminate blue bulbs to mark the occasion and raise awareness. The Township of Nutley takes it a step further by illuminating municipal buildings in blue light for the entire month of April. 

Autism Awareness is not just limited to Nutley. In Paterson, the renovation of Lou Costello Park includes features ...

PSE&G Gas System Improvement Work to Continue In Nutley

April 20, 2021

NUTLEY, NJ - PSE&G has announced that over the next two weeks work crews will be replacing gas mains on:

·         Holmes Street between Spring Street and Prospect Street

·         Williams Street between Franklin Avenue and Prospect ...

Save The Date: April 26 Free Rabies Vaccination Clinic at Nutley Public Safety Building

NUTLEY, NJ - In order to reside in Nutley, every dog and cat must be registered with the township. Vaccinations against rabies are a part of the registration process. 

The Township of Nutley Department of Public Affairs (the Health Department) is hosting a FREE vaccine clinic for dogs and cats on Monday, April 26 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Public Safety Building on Chestnut ...

Nutley Board of Education Accepts $100K Endowment for Melissa's Hope Scholarship

NUTLEY, NJ - The Nutley Board of Education formally accepted a check for $100,000 from the 'Melissa's Hope Scholarship Foundation' at the March 22, 2021 open public meeting. 

The scholarship is named in honor of Nutley High School graduate Melissa Anne Centrella who lost her battle with dystonia in 2002. The annual scholarship, established in her name, will be awarded to ...

Official Notice: Nutley Public Schools 2021 - 2022 Advertised Enrollments

April 22, 2021

Notice is hereby given to the legal voters of the Nutley school district, in the County of Essex, of the State of New Jersey, that a Public Hearing will be held in the John Walker Middle School Auditorium of the Nutley Board of Education, 315 Franklin Avenue Nutley New Jersey 07110, on Tuesday, April 27, 2021 at 6:30PM, for the purpose of conducting a public hearing on the following ...

Nutley COVID-19 Mobile Testing Wed. Thurs. Fri. This Week at Parks and Recreation

A mobile COVID-19 Test Center has been set up at 44 Park Avenue. Testing will be available to all Nutley Residents and Town Workers.

The hours of operation will be:

Wednesday, 4/14/2021       10am-6pm
Thursday, 4/15/2021           10am-6pm
Friday, ...

Montclair Mayor Sean Spiller Responds to Outgoing BOE Member Criticisms

April 22, 2021

MONTCLAIR, NJ – Sean Spiller, a former President-elect of the NJEA and current Mayor of Montclair, has responded to accusations made by an outgoing Montclair Board of Education member who accused Spiller of being motivated by “money, perks and power.”

Sergio Gonzalez was appointed to the Montclair BOE in August 2019 by former Mayor Robert Jackson to fill an unexpired term. In ...

Senator Menendez and Congresswoman Sherrill Visit Bloomfield Monday to Discuss American Rescue Plan

BLOOMFIELD, NJ-- U.S. Senator Bob Menendez and Congresswomen Mikie Sherrill on Monday joined Mayor Venezia, Councilwoman Jenny Mundell, Councilman Nick Joanow, Councilman Rich Rockwell, Councilman Ted Gamble, Assemblyman Tom Giblin and Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo, Jr. on Essex Avenue in Bloomfield to announce that the Township will be using funds from the American Rescue Plan to ...

Former Inmate Admits Using Drones to Smuggle Contraband into Ft. Dix Prison

April 22, 2021

NEWARK, NJ – A Hudson County man admitted on Tuesday to participating in a conspiracy to use drones to smuggle contraband, including cell phones and tobacco, into the federal correctional facility at Fort Dix, and to possessing heroin and fentanyl with the intent to distribute, Acting U.S. Attorney Rachael A. Honig announced on Wednesday. 

Jason Arteaga-Loayza, aka ...

Paterson Officials, MLB Stars Break Ground on Revitalization of Hinchliffe Stadium

PATERSON, NJ - An all-star lineup of government officials and athletes took the field at Hinchliffe Stadium last week to announce that the long awaited renovation of the historic space will be underway in the coming weeks.

Leading off for the home team was former Paterson Business Administrator Vaughn McKoy who recalled that he caught his first touchdown on the hallowed ground. McKoy ...

The Circus that Inspired a Town Ssturday at the Nutley Public Library

Celebrate National Library Week with a presentation on the Nutley Amateur Circus, with Museum Director, John Simko!

Saturday, April 10 from 2 - 3:30 pm

Click Here to Register!

On March 27, 1894, a unique fundraiser was held in Franklin Township, New Jersey, to start a local Red Cross chapter. The Nutley Amateur Circus was staged in an old training pavilion on horseman Eaton Stone’s ...

Nutley Public Library Hosts Virtual Meet & Greet with Author Emilya Naymark

Join the Friends of the Nutley Public Library for a Virtual Meet & Greet with Emilya Naymark

Thursday, April 15 at 7:00 PM via ZOOM

Ms. Naymark will be talking about her debut and highly praised novel “Hide in Place”, a suspense thriller set three years after a New York undercover cop flees the city when her cover is blown during a racketeering case.  She finds the ...

Talk Jersey to Me: A Guide to the Foods NJ is Famous For

April 19, 2021

NEW JERSEY — From disco fries to tomato pies, the Garden State is home to some unique foods. Do you know the definitions of these special dishes New Jersey has to offer?

Beefsteak: Go to a traditional beefsteak banquet for sliced grilled beef served on slices of bread, French fries and beer, all served communal style.

Deep-Fried Hot Dogs: Open wide for a hot Texas ...

10 No-Fuss Cocktails to Make at Home with 3 Ingredients or Less

A tropical drink with three types of rum, two kinds of freshly squeezed juice and a garnish that resembles a fruit salad? That’s great if a bartender is making it for us.

When it comes to a cocktail in the comfort of our own home, sometimes we just want something simple. Something that doesn’t require washing out the blender when we’re done.

With that in mind, here are 10 ...

Official Notice: Nutley Public Schools 2021 - 2022 Advertised Enrollments

April 22, 2021

Notice is hereby given to the legal voters of the Nutley school district, in the County of Essex, of the State of New Jersey, that a Public Hearing will be held in the John Walker Middle School Auditorium of the Nutley Board of Education, 315 Franklin Avenue Nutley New Jersey 07110, on Tuesday, April 27, 2021 at 6:30PM, for the purpose of conducting a public hearing on the following ...

A Slow Boat to Normal

You remind me a lot of my dead wife.

For obvious reasons, most notably that my beautiful wife is very much alive and well, this is not how I would choose to start a conversation with the person seated next to me. But it was enough to encourage the flight attendants to physically remove an intoxicated man from the airplane.

That and the fact that he refused to wear a mask. The airlines ...

6 Ways To Increase Car Safety for Your Child

While there have been significant strides to increase car safety in the last 50 years, every year, 1.35 million people die in car accidents, and when you look at the United States, 37,000 Americans lose their lives every year.

Far more unfortunate is the case of children who lose their lives in these types of accidents. Sure, we can obey the car seat laws set forth, but what else can we do? ...

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Biden Steps Up on Gun Violence Prevention, Now Senators Must Act

April 18, 2021

Since the Covid-19 pandemic began, there has been an unprecedented surge in both firearm sales and gun violence. 

Recent economic stress combined with social isolation has intensified the crisis and further highlighted weaknesses in our existing gun safety laws. 

However, gun violence survivors and activists now have reason to be hopeful.

On Thursday, April 8, President Biden ...

LTE: State Must Also Begin Reopening for People with Autism

Dear Editor:

I am pleased to see the steady evolution of “Autism Awareness Month” to “Autism Acceptance Month,” as what really needs to be celebrated are the enormous contributions of people with autism to our society.

We proudly operate a “post 21” program known as Adult Community Services, in which we teach young adults with autism and other ...


NY Giants and Make-A-Wish Grant Penny's Wish to Tackle Kids Cancer at Hackensack Meridian's Children's Health

April 15, 2021

MONROE TWP., NJ - Make-A-Wish New Jersey posthumously honored the wish of 2 ½ year-old Penelope (Penny), who recently passed away after her courageous battle with neuroblastoma during a private ceremony on Tuesday. 

Penny’s wish was to provide a contribution to Tackle Kids Cancer, a philanthropic initiative of Hackensack Meridian Children’s Health Children’s ...

Why Mixed-Use is Good for Nutley

When last we addressed the Township, we spoke about Prism’s desire to make ON3 a “Mixed-Use” Development. Exactly what is Mixed-Use Development, and why is it good for Nutley and Clifton?

Traditionally, land use planning followed a silo approach meant to keep residences, shops, factories and offices separated. That means uses such as “Office” were ...

Ridding Nation of Stench of Racial Prejudice

April 22, 2021

Like millions of Americans across the nation, my colleagues and I at NJCDC have watched the trial of Derek Chauvin with great interest—and great horror—over the last several weeks. It has, at times, been a heart-wrenching experience as witness after witness recounted the abject brutality of what the former police officer did to George Floyd. When it was announced that the ...

Building Diversity, Inclusion and Social Justice Programming in Schools

In March, my home state of New Jersey signed into law the Murphy, Reynolds-Jackson & Verrelli Bill requiring schools to include diversity and inclusion (DNI) instruction into their curriculums. When I read that news I was first ecstatic.  I love social justice!  I live and breathe diversity and inclusion.  Preparing students to become leaders who can live and effect change in ...

American Rescue Plan tax credits available to small employers to provide paid leave to employees receiving COVID-19 vaccines; new fact sheet outlines details

April 22, 2021

WASHINGTON − The Internal Revenue Service and the Treasury Department announced  further details of tax credits available under the American Rescue Plan to help small businesses, including providing paid leave for employees receiving COVID-19 vaccinations.

The additional details, provided in a fact sheet released today, spell out some basic facts about the employers eligible for the ...

Rep. Sherrill Votes for NO BAN Act, Reaffirming Founding Values of Religious Freedom

Washington DC - Representative Mikie Sherrill (NJ-11) voted yesterday for H.R. 1333, the National Origin-Based Antidiscrimination for Nonimmigrants (NO BAN) Act, which she co-sponsored, to uphold religious freedom and protect the Muslim community in NJ-11 and across the country.

“Religious freedom sits at the core of who we are as Americans. I was deeply disturbed when, not a week ...

Steer clear of typical tax return errors; May 17 deadline nears Some mistakes on tax returns can slow refunds

WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service reminds taxpayers to check their tax returns for common errors that could delay refunds or otherwise affect normal processing. Here are some ways to avoid tax return slipups as the May 17 due date gets closer.

Use electronic filing. Filing electronically, whether through IRS Free File or other e-file service providers, is a great way to cut the ...

The Persian Always Meows Twice

The Persian Always Meows Twice: A Cat Groomer Mystery by Eileen Watkins.        (available on Amazon).


        Cassie McGlone needs to start over, escape from an abusive ex-boyfriend, and establish a business of her own. An independent woman, Cassie moves to Chadwick, New Jersey (a fictional town somewhere near Morristown) ...

The Four Winds by Kristin Hannah

The Four Winds by Kristin Hannah (St. Martin’s Press, 2021)


We can’t quibble that Kristin Hannah is one of the most respected authors on the contemporary scene. Her new book, The Four Winds, is number 1 on the New York Times Book Review. Hannah is a wonderful storyteller, who frequently uses the theme of the importance of family in our lives, which is a universal theme, ...

Member of the Family: My Story of Charles Manson, Life Inside his Cult, and the Darkness that Ended the Sixties by Dianne Lake and Deborah Herman

Member of the Family: My Story of Charles Manson, Life Inside His Cult, and the Darkness that Ended the Sixties by Dianne Lake and Deborah Herman. (Harper Collins, 2017).


I am skeptical of the true crime genre because so much of it is poorly written and sells for its sensationalistic value rather than its literary worth. The only decent book that I have read about Charles Manson and ...


Oct 30, 1999 - Mar 8, 2021
Victor A. Melillo, 21 of Nutley, passed away on Monday March 8, 2021. Victor was born in ...
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The Jaffe Briefing - April 23, 2021

ASBURY PARK – With all these “Top 25” random rankings in all media, all the time, you really can’t expect the good people of Newsweek to actually visit Asbury Park before deeming it one of the best beach towns in the nation. Right? Of course, all would agree with the great recognition. But, when Newsweek describes the city as “the small seaside community,” you ...

Van Riper House Invites Residents to Become Part of Nutley History .

NUTLEY, NJ - Residents are invited to become a part of history at Nutley's oldest and most endangered historic home: The Van Riper House.

As the Van Riper House continues to raise funds for a professional restoration, the board of trustees started a memorial brick fundraiser. In a nutshell, supporters can have their personal message commemorating events, the memory of a lost relative, or ...

When Facebook Groups Replace Credible News Outlets

Facebook already serves as a news source for more than half of all Americans. But some communities solely rely on Facebook and other social media platforms for local information because no nearby news outlet exists.

Local groups dominate the digital landscape, often accumulating thousands of active participants who populate public forums with well-meaning but unvetted information. Even ...

The Value of Sponsorship

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Why do businesses sponsor sporting events, township recreation events, and other initiatives?  Of course they sponsor to show their public support.  But there’s much more to it.  

Importantly, business owners want to align their business’s brand with the reputation and credibility of the event or initiative they are sponsoring.  They ...

TAPinto TV Wins Twice at Garden State Film Festival

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - TAPinto TV, a medium-based franchise owned by East Main Media’s Brian Brodeur, won two Garden State Film Festival Awards.

The franchise’s “HomeGrown” series won awards for Best Television Show and Best Original Score from a Television Show.

“HomeGrown” is a series produced by East Main Media that follows host Stephanie Willoughby as ...