Black Women and the Long Struggle for Freedom

Discover how Black women in NJ were pioneers in activism before, during, and after the Civil Rights Era. Presented by Dr. Hettie V. Williams, Professor at Monmouth University and co-author of Race and the Obama Phenomenon: The Vision of a More Perfect Multiracial Union. * MLK Commemoration Please register by clicking here or going to www.uplnj.org. 

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  1. Debbie Walter
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  3. dwalter@uplnj.org
Fri, January 15
1:00 pm — 2:00 pm
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Discover how Black women in NJ were pioneers in activism before, during, and after the Civil Rights Era. Presented by Dr. Hettie V. Williams, Professor at Monmouth University and co-author of Race and the Obama Phenomenon: The Vision of a More Perfect Multiracial Union. * MLK Commemoration Please register by clicking here or going to www.uplnj.org.

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Nutley Parks and Rec Lacrosse Registration Now Available Online

January 20, 2021

Mayor Mauro G. Tucci has announced that registration is now open for the 2021 Lacrosse Season.  Lacrosse is considered one of the fastest growing team sports in the U.S.  This exhilarating sport combines basketball, soccer and hockey all in one.  But maybe the best incentive to join is that there is no prior experience necessary to participate in this ...

Nutley Senior Manor Accepting Applications for Studio Apartments NOW

NUTLEY, NJ - Nutley Senior Manor is now accepting applications for studio apartments.

Located on Vincent Place, Nutley Senior Manor is a housing option for those meeting the tenant selection policy.

To qualify, annual Income cannot exceed $37,100 for 1 person. Rents are calculated at 30% of household income. Residents must be 62 years or older. 

Please contact 973-542-0311 ...

PSEG Gas Main Construction Update for Township of Nutley

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

·         Passaic Avenue between Park Avenue and Ideal Court

·         Park Avenue between Passaic Avenue and Weston ...

Township of Nutley COVID-19 Update January 19, 2021

January 19, 2021

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

Total COVID-19 cases in Nutley
COVID-19 Testing Sites and Vaccination Sites  

COVID-19 Total Cases as of 01/15/2021
The Township of Nutley announced 120 additional cases and 2 deaths since the last announcement on 1/08/2021, bringing ...

Township of Nutley COVID-19 Update January 15, 2020

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

** Total COVID-19 cases in Nutley

** COVID-19 Testing Sites and Vaccination Sites

COVID-19 Total Cases as of 01/08/2021

The Township of Nutley announced 120 additional cases and 2 deaths since the last announcement on 1/08/2021, bringing the cumulative total to 1,908 cases and 46 deaths. Next update will be Friday ...

Belleville Mayor Melham Petitions Residents to Join Call To Action to Honor Martin Luther King Jr.

January 18, 2021

BELLEVILLE, NJ - Mayor Michael Melham petitioned township residents to join the call to action in honor of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s life during the annual MLK Day flag raising ceremony at town hall on Monday. 

After quoting Dr. King, “Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter,” Melham offered ideas about how the community ...

Newark Will Hold Annual MLK Day Observance Virtually This Year

NEWARK, NJ — Newark announced it will honor it's Martin Luther King, Jr. Day traditions via remote alternatives this year due to COVID-19 concerns, marking the first time in 33 years that the city has not hosted an in-person audience. 

The city’s Jan. 18 MLK Day observance, normally held at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center, will feature a keynote address from Reverend ...

To Protect and Serve on Inauguration Day: 550 NJ National Guard Deployed to D.C.

January 19, 2021

WASHINGTON, DC -- To ensure the safety of the U.S. Capital on President-elect's Joe Biden's inauguration day, approximately 550 members of the New Jersey National Guard have been deployed to Washington D.C. The deployed National Guard Air and Army guardsman hail from across the state. 

Lieutenant Colonel Barbara Brown, public affairs officer for the New Jersey National ...

It's Official: 2021 Morris County St. Patrick's Day Parade is Postponed

MORRISTOWN, NJ - The 2021 Morris County St. Patrick's Day parade has been postponed. 

In a Facebook post, Michael Leavy, St. Patrick's Day Parade of Morris County Publicity Coordinator announced that after consulting with local officials, the committee has decided to postpone the 2021 parade in Morristown.

"Our hope is to conduct the parade at a later date when ...

Virtual Teen Volunteering Opportunities at Nutley Public Library

Nutley teens in grades 9-12 (ages 13-18) looking to earn community service hours and recommendation letters can find several opportunities to do so at the Nutley Public Library this winter. Although all volunteer service will be conducted virtually due to health restrictions, teens can help the library in a number of ways including: 

Writing reviews of movies, books, games, and ...

Nutley Public Library Virtual Film Discussion: Parasite

We will be resuming our online film discussion on Thursday, January 14 at 7 pm. This meeting's film is the award winning South Korean film, Parasite.

Synopsis: An urgent, brilliantly layered look at timely social themes, Parasite finds writer-director Bong Joon Ho in near-total command of his craft. Parasite follows the members of a low income family who scheme together to ...

7 Tricks for Making the Best Winter Soups

January 18, 2021

There’s nothing like a steaming pot of soup to take off the chill on a cold day. Want to up your winter soup game? We’ve got seven simple tricks to make your favorites even better:

1. Save the bones from your roasted chicken (including storebought rotisserie chicken) in the freezer to make stock. The roasted bones will give your soups more flavor than raw.

2. Need to swap ...

New Jersey Date Night: Get Comfortable at These Good Old-Fashioned Diners

New Jersey Date Night is a series on NJ Flavor by relationship writer Craig Rogers.

A new year is upon us and optimistically one may believe that the possibilities are endless. Granted we just came off a year so horrific that it makes Divorce Court look better than Disneyland, so it’s reasonable to be a little trepidatious. But then again, aiming for the positive is a mindset that ...

Township of Nutley Board of Education 2021 Schedule of Meetings

January 6, 2021

SCHEDULE OF NUTLEY BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETINGS

BE IT RESOLVED that the regular monthly meetings of the Board of Education of the Township of Nutley be held as noted, and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that, in accordance with the requirements of the Open Public Meetings Act of 1975, the annual Schedule of Meetings be adopted as follows:

Time: 6:30 PM

Location: Virtual As of ...

Inciting Violins

When I was little, my dad, who knew everything, gave me a present.

I watched with curious anticipation one day as he tied a long length of thread taken from my mom’s sewing basket onto the closed ends of a thick wire coat hanger. He instructed me to place the loop of thread over the top of my head so that the upside down hanger dangled freely in front of me, somewhere around my ...

What Unity Really Means

Like so many of you I’ve watched the events of the last week in horror.

I have not watched them in shock, I have long thought that violence would erupt during this transfer of power. I have seen the signs – the increasing violence, the rise in the acceptance of hate, racism, antisemitism and sexism. The armed militias, the increasing desperate cries, the willingness to use lies to ...

Four Tips for Helping Grieving Parents During the Holidays

For parents who have lost a child, the holidays are one of the most difficult times of the year. Starting with Halloween and continuing through New Year's, parents can face never ending scenes of what a family should look like, and what their family was supposed to look like on social media, commercials, or the movies.   We constantly see images of that most precious thing we will never ...

Statement By Nutley Democrats On The Insurrection At The Capitol January 6, 2021

January 10, 2021

STATEMENT BY THE NUTLEY DEMOCRATIC COUNTY COMMITTEE, THE NUTLEY DEMOCRATIC CLUB ON THE INSURRECTION AT THE CAPITOL
January 6, 2021

We are astonished and dismayed by the tumultuous events that occurred this week in our nation’s Capital resulting in the deaths of demonstrators as well as law enforcement defending our Capitol and elected legislators.

We firmly believe in ...

Prism Rebuttal to Nutley Mayor's Open Letter

Dear Nutley residents:

Mayor Tucci recently wrote a letter published in local media outlets detailing actions taken by the Nutley Board of Commissioners regarding Prism’s project on the former Hoffman-La Roche site, ON3, voting unanimously to adopt Phase III of the Redevelopment Plan - Circulation + Roadways, for the site. Here’s what the Mayor did not tell ...

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Turf War Between Township of Nutley and Prism Partners Regarding On3 Site Erupts on Pages of TAPinto Nutley

December 30, 2020

NUTLEY, NJ - With Church Hill being transformed into parking for staff at John H. Walker Middle School, the Letters to the Editor page of TAPinto Nutley has become the new place to fight for one's cause. In December, readers saw an exchange between the Township of Nutley and Prism, the developers of the On3 project on what was the abandoned Roche North American ...

Prism Rebuttal to Nutley Mayor's Open Letter

Dear Nutley residents:

Mayor Tucci recently wrote a letter published in local media outlets detailing actions taken by the Nutley Board of Commissioners regarding Prism’s project on the former Hoffman-La Roche site, ON3, voting unanimously to adopt Phase III of the Redevelopment Plan - Circulation + Roadways, for the site. Here’s what the Mayor did not tell ...

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s Words Remind Us That the COVID-19 Vaccine is a Moral Issue

January 18, 2021

In September 1963, there was a church bombing in Birmingham, Alabama and the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. gave his eulogy for three little girls who had died in the explosion.
 
“There is an amazing democracy about death,” Dr. King said. 

Those words reverberate fiercely today as we witness over 3,000 deaths every day in American from COVID-19. The total 394,000 ...

A Student's Perspective: Teachers "Retiring" Creates Class Disruptions

PARKLAND, FL- As a junior at Marjory Stoneman Douglas, I was deeply upset to find out our Wednesday class had been canceled because our English teacher has “chosen” to retire. The English teacher, who was loved by every student she taught, had been teaching virtually since the first day of school until that was no longer an option. 

Now that teachers are being ...

January 25, 2021 Blood Drive Scheduled in Memory of Local Nutley Resident

January 14, 2021

NUTLEY – Commissioner John V. Kelly and the Nutley Department of Public Affairs are pleased to partner with Vitalant Blood Services of New Jersey to conduct the 3 rd Annual Community Blood Drive in memory of Nutley resident and business owner Keith Jaret. Keith and Maureen Jaret were Nutley business owners and residents for many years. Many of you know, love and remember ...

Rep. Mikie Sherrill Votes to Impeach President Trump

Washington, DC -- Representative Mikie Sherrill (NJ-11) released the following statement:

“President Trump disgraced the office of the presidency and American democracy last week by inciting an attack on our Capitol in an attempt to undermine our free and fair elections. If he was a man of integrity and a true public servant, he would resign effective immediately. But he is neither of ...

Essex County Board of Commissioners statement on January 6, 2021 Insurrection in Washington D.C.

(Newark, NJ) The Essex County Board of Commissioners unequivocally denounces the violent activities of the insurrectionists who stormed the Capitol Building in Washington, DC last Wednesday, January 6, 2021. The chain of events was horrific, despicable, and contradicts the values and ideals of democracy this Board holds dear.

The attempted coup was a last stand for supporters of ...

The Girls by Lori Lansens

The Girls by Lori Lansens.  ( Back Bay Books, 2005)

 

I enjoy watching The Learning Channel’s hit show, Thousand Pound Sisters. Every time my husband, Tom, catches me watching it, he shakes his head and mutters, “I don’t know why you watch this show. . .” (To be fair, I don’t get The Mandalorian, but each to his own). 

So, why do I watch ...

The Book of Two Ways by Jodi Picoult

The Book of Two Ways by Jodi Picoult. (Random House, 2020)

 

Death has never been more a part of my consciousness than in the year 2020. We are getting daily death totals just like we used to get on the nightly news during the Vietnam War. But, death is not a subject that humans like to dwell on. Most of us put thoughts of our mortality on the back burner so that we are able to ...

Dear Martin by Nic Stone

Dear Martin by Nic Stone. (Ember, 2017)

“Last night changed me. I don’t wanna walk around all pissed off, and looking for problems, but I know I can’t continue to pretend nothing’s wrong, Yeah, there are no more ‘colored’  water fountains, and it’s supposed to be illegal to discriminate, but if I can be forced to sit on the concrete in too-tight ...

Obituaries

Dec 18, 1956 - Jan 9, 2021
One of Nutley sons, Mr. Vincent LoCurcio, III, 64,  passed away on Saturday, January 9, 2021 ...
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Mar 4, 1931 - Dec 29, 2020
Retired Police Officer, Army veteran Anthony J. Intile, 89 of Clifton, passed away on Tuesday ...
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The Jaffe Briefing - January 20, 2021

WASHINGTON – Congratulations to our 46th President – Joseph R. Biden, Jr. 

TRENTON – While President Biden is calling for 100 million vaccinations in 100 days, Gov. Phil Murphy is a little more down to Earth. There were high hopes that the state will have vaccinated 70% of the public by May – 4.7 million adults. But now the governor’s language is getting a ...