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 09
10:00 am — 8:00 pm
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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 ...

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

April 19, 2021

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 ...

Stop & Shop Community Bag Program Supports Nutley Little Theatre in April

We have been chosen for the community bag program! Again!

For the month of April, Nutley Little Theatre will automatically receive a $1 donation from each purchase of the $2.50 reusable Community Bag at the Stop & Shop store located at 160 Kingsland Road, Clifton NJ.

This program is designed to make it easy for shoppers to give back to their local communities while supporting the ...

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

April 14, 2021

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, ...

Township of Nutley COVID-19 Update April 10, 2021

The Township of Nutley is providing an update to the community on:

Total COVID-19 cases in Nutley

COVID-19 Total Cases as of 04/10/2021
Essex County has reported a total of 2,823 cases and 61 deaths as of today.  This reflects an increase of 193 cases and 2 deaths since the last report on 3/27/2021.

COVID-19 Testing Sites ...

Placek Family and Rao’s Homemade Offers 2 for 1 Match Opportunity for the YMCA of Montclair’s Playground Fund

April 18, 2021

MONTCLAIR, NJ — The YMCA of Montclair announced in June of 2019 a fundraising campaign to build an imaginative and inclusive neighborhood playground behind the Y’s Geyer Family Branch at 159 Glenridge Ave in Montclair. Scheduled to break ground in the summer of 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic put the project on hold. But the pandemic ...

Essex County Commissioners Honor the Youth of Essex County

(Newark, NJ) – On April 14, 2021, the Essex County Board of County Commissioners virtually held its 2021 Essex County Celebrates Youth Program via Zoom teleconference.  The ceremony aims to acknowledge and encourage outstanding young people throughout Essex County.  

Commissioner President Wayne L. Richardson began the program with opening remarks speaking to the contributions ...

Fair Lawn Mayor Was Asked to "Recuse" Himself from Mary Ann Collura Tribute

April 19, 2021

FAIR LAWN, NJ - The mayor was asked to stay away from the Mary Ann Collura tribute on Saturday citing what PBA #67 said was "anti-police rhetoric" shared by the mayor's wife on social media.

Fair Lawn PBA #67 wrote the following to its members: "It has come to the executive board's attention that anti-police rhetoric is being shared by Mayor Peluso's wife.

Send a Tweet Today to Help Popcorn for the People!

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Popcorn for the People is one of ten finalists out of 1600 companies for a $30,000 grant from the New York Knicks and Squarespace. These funds will help hire more workers from the Autism Community, but they need your help!

Popcorn for the People is a snack company founded in East Brunswick by Stephen Bier.  The company employs adults with autism, ...

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 ...

Nutley Public Schools Update for Post-Spring Break 2021 Instruction

March 29, 2021

Dear Parents and Guardians,

Thank you for taking the time to go into the Parent Portal and confirm the instructional choice for your child. The information has been valuable to us as we endeavor to increase in-person instruction. 

Even with all good intent and best-made plans, the COVID-19 pandemic is not done with us yet! Although hospitalizations and deaths attributed to ...

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 ...

Celebrating Donate Life Month

April 8, 2021

Springtime has now brought us a renewed spirit and hope as we look forward to the months ahead when we will begin to see each other again in person for community events and activities. Throughout the month of April, we are celebrating National Donate Life Month! This is our time to encourage family, friends and neighbors to register as organ and tissue donors and to honor those who have given the ...

Ending the Focus on Standardized Testing for College Applications: A Relief or a Lost Opportunity?

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Amid the ongoing pandemic, the American education system has undergone major adjustments. Classes of all levels have largely transitioned to remote instruction, and for College Board, this means yet another year of difficulties administering standardized assessments. However, as many American universities announce test-optional admissions cycles for 2022, it also ...

IRS Free File can help people who have no filing requirement find overlooked tax credits and get a refund

April 18, 2021

IRS YouTube Video:

Do Your Taxes for Free with Free File - English |Spanish

WASHINGTON – The Internal Revenue Service urges low- and moderate-income individuals and families, especially those who don’t normally file a tax return, to use IRS Free File  to prepare their own federal tax return, e-file it and get a refund – all for free.

This year’s federal tax ...

American Sign Language Interpreters Available at COVID-19 Vaccine Megasites

Deaf and Hard of Hearing Individuals Can Access Interpreters During Vaccination at the Six Megasites

(TRENTON) – The Murphy Administration announced that deaf and hard of hearing individuals are able to ask for an American Sign Language interpreter when receiving a COVID-19 vaccine at the state’s six vaccine megasites to assist with communication access during the vaccination ...


Virtual 5K, 10K, Half Marathon, and 1-Mile Walk Kicks off on Saturday, April 24

The Arc of Essex County, a Livingston based non-profit providing services and supports to children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities, is seeking participants and community support for its Building Tomorrows Virtual 5K, 10k, Half Marathon and 1-Mile walk kicking off on Saturday, April ...

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 16, 2021

TRENTON – There’s always plenty of space here to talk about sweeping gun reform, so let’s focus on Gov. Phil Murphy’s ambitious new plan. He only wants to give permits to New Jerseyans who pass gun safety classes, and wants to raise the age to purchase a firearm from 18 to 21. Murphy is making the move following the rash of mass shootings in the United States, like the one ...

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 ...

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 ...

Post-Pandemic Marketing

Small business owners have a lot to think about, but navigating a global pandemic was likely not chief among their worries. Now that we are close to the end of one, local businesses are facing a host of challenges. Communicating effectively with customers and clients has never been more important. 

What changed in the pandemic?

The pandemic has changed the way we conduct our daily ...

TAPinto to Host Panel Discussion on Current State of Real Estate in New Jersey

Are you looking for insights into the current real estate boom happening in New Jersey? 

Are you interested in buying a new home or property in the near future but don’t know what to expect?

Are you looking for a mortgage or interested in learning about the refinancing process?

If you answered “Yes” to any of these questions, The Current State of the New Jersey ...