Italian Heritage Sister City Day: Storytime (All Ages welcome)

3rd floor Story Room
No registration required.  

Join us for part of Italian Heritage Sister City Day to listen to Tomie dePaola’s Strega Nona and other Italian-American favorites.

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  1. Kiersten Paine
  2. 973-744-0500, ext. 2236
  3. youthservices@montclair.bccls.org
Sat, October 05
11:30 am — 12:00 pm
Add to My Calendar 10/05/2019 11:30am 10/05/2019 12:00pm America/New_York Italian Heritage Sister City Day: Storytime (All Ages welcome)

3rd floor Story Room
No registration required.

Join us for part of Italian Heritage Sister City Day to listen to Tomie dePaola’s Strega Nona and other Italian-American favorites.

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TAPinto Record Breaking Reading at the Nutley Public Library in November

October 17, 2019

NUTLEY, NJ - The Nutley Free Public Library will join millions of readers around the world on Thursday, November 7 as the library participates in Jumpstart’s Read for the Record events. TAPinto Nutley is proud to have brought this event to the community in 2018.

 TAPinto Nutley’s Editorial Director John Lee will read the book Thank You, Omu! by Oge Mora as the Nutley ...

National Domestic Violence Awareness Month: What is Domestic Violence?

NUTLEY, NJ - October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month.  In New Jersey, the domestic violence laws fall under an act designed to prevent future acts and protect victims. In Part I of this series, readers learned who can seek the court’s protection under the Prevention of Domestic Violence Act.  In Part II, the focus is on what actually constitutes an act of ...

New Jersey Transit A National Disgrace?

This week’s question is a continuation of last week’s on New Jersey infrastructure issues. 

New Jersey Transit has more than 2,000 buses and more than 700 trains, and there are more than 900,000 trips taken on NJ Transit every weekday. In total, passengers ride more than 3.5 billion miles per year on the system. In the past, Governor Murphy referred to NJ Transit as a ...

New Jersey's Failing Infrastructure

For decades, New Jersey has been kicking the can down the road with regard to infrastructure. Well, as of now even that road is in such bad shape, that the can can’t be kicked any further.

The American Society of Civil Engineers gave New Jersey a failing grade of D+. Almost 10% of our bridges are “structurally deficient”. The same for about 42% of our roads. Water systems, NJ ...

Nutley Public Schools: Overcrowded, Exhausted and Obsolete

October 22, 2019

The Nutley School District has long suffered the consequences of reactionary policy decisions. We have repeatedly found ourselves in this position before, confronting issues only when they reach crisis point. The district has had an overcrowding problem since the first trailer was installed at Yantacaw prior to 2004; yet, rather than addressing the issue incrementally over time, we were ...

Charles Kucinski on the Overcrowding Issue in Nutley Public Schools

Have you wondered why the total number of students in Nutley has only increased by about 102 students over the past 8 years but the schools are still overcrowded?  That’s less than 15 students per school increase yet there is zero classroom space available.  

There are 5 major reasons that we find ourselves in this situation:

1. First and foremost, the ...

Daniel Carnicella on Special Education in Nutley Public Schools

Daniel Carnicella, current President of Nutley Board of Education is running for re-election on November 5th. A Nutleyite with a daughter who is a NHS graduate and a step-son who is currently a student at NHS, Danny truly cares for the township of Nutley and its children. Please vote #5EforBOE!

Charles Kucinski on the Vaping Problem

Vaping has become a national concern and Nutley is not immune to this problem. E-cigarettes have become a substitute for tobacco cigarettes with an addictive likeness to substance-abuse disorders as early as middle school age. As with all addictive habits, education is one of the key ways to minimize and hopefully eliminate the problem.

It is my opinion that it is the Board’s ...

School District Communications

One of our goals as a Board of Education is to make effective communication a priority.  Board of Education meetings are held on a regularly scheduled basis; well publicized on the Nutley Board of Education website, TAPinto Nutley, The Star-Ledger and Nutley Sun; and held in public meeting spaces—most often in John H. Walker Middle School. Board of Education members provide our email ...

Charles Kucinski on School Security

School Security

It has been a year since the Nutley Board of Education first introduced armed security officers at JHWMS and NHS.  It is my opinion that the School Safety Officer (SSO) has proven to be a good addition to our security program not only for the day to day benefits the position brings to the District, but also the extension of their presence at after-school ...

'Chasing Rainbows' at Paper Mill Explores Garland's Early Career

MILLBURN, NJ  - Judy Garland has made an amazing comeback, with both this charming musical at Paper Mill Playhouse and the new film starring Renee Zellweger. It’s also the anniversary of ‘The Wizard of Oz,” a film that never seems to lose its appeal. Garland’s early career is the focus of “Chasing Rainbows, The Road to Oz.”

Ruby Rakos is a sound choice ...

Let's Help Rep. Sherrill Get Gateway Completed

October 12, 2019

To the Editor,

Fall is on the way, which means the leaves will soon be changing.

But there’s something that never seems to change: overcrowding, delays, and disruptions on New Jersey Transit.

As an Essex County resident who commutes into Manhattan every day, I know the travail of the trains all too well – as do all of my neighbors. Overcrowding at Penn, “train ...

Sherrill Raises $590,000 in Q2; Brings Cash on Hand to $1.1 Million

To the Editor,

Fall is on the way, which means the leaves will soon be changing.

But there’s something that never seems to change: overcrowding, delays, and disruptions on New Jersey Transit.

As an Essex County resident who commutes into Manhattan every day, I know the travail of the trains all too well – as do all of my neighbors. Overcrowding at Penn, “train ...

Essex County Installs Historical Markers at Eagle Rock Reservation in West Orange

October 18, 2019

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Two new colorful historical markers were recently installed inside the Eagle Rock Reservation in West Orange that bring to life some of the early history of the park known generations ago with eye-catching detail.

They markers, which were placed side by side alongside the road near the entrance, highlight the days of the long-gone Eagle Rock resort ...

Planned Parenthood to honor NJ First Lady Tammy Murphy at 2019 Autumn Soiree, featuring author and activist Anna Quindlen as keynote

NEWARK, NJ — Tuesday, October 15, 2019, at the Wilshire Grand in West Orange, NJ, Planned Parenthood of Metropolitan New Jersey (PPMNJ) will bestow their “Women’s Leadership Champion” award to New Jersey’s First Lady Tammy Murphy. Mrs. Murphy and her husband, Governor Phil Murphy, have made family planning and women’s reproductive rights and health a ...

NJ First Grader's Garage Sale Raises $1,000 for Her School

October 21, 2019

FAIR LAWN, NJ - The dreary weather did not deter bargain shoppers from supporting Esther Gabay's garage sale for her school yesterday. She raised $1,000 for her school's PTA and an additional $200 in ShopRite gift cards and a box of canned goods for the Fair Lawn food pantry.

Fair Lawn First Grader Holding Garage Sale to Benefit Her School

On Sunday, Oct. 20, the young lady held a ...

New Mural at Hinchliffe Stadium a Home Run

PATERSON, NJ- These days Vaughn McKoy spends much of his time navigating Paterson’s headlong ascent into a renaissance, and, as the city’s top ranking employee, is largely responsible for helping to move the Sayegh Administration’s initiatives through the city council.

In a city where relationships still matter, and history often provides a glimpse into the future, ...

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Township of Nutley Commissioners Give Affordable Housing Update

October 1, 2019

NUTLEY, NJ - Revenue and Finance Commissioner Thomas J. Evans gave an update on Nutley’s affordable housing during the Board of Commissioners public meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 17. Public Safety Commissioner Alphonse Petracco was absent excused.

“We were initially informed that fair share housing was looking for 550 units to be established in Nutley. We successfully fought that and ...

Summer Program at Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine at Seton Hall University Gives High School Students Hands On Educational Experience

NUTLEY, NJ - Fourteen New Jersey high school students graduated from the Medical Internship Navigating Diversity & Science (MINDS) Program. at Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine at Seton Hall University this August. The 14 students were chosen from a pool of almost 300 applicants to the internship program, now in its second year.

Paola Tenezaca, a rising senior at Hackensack ...

Four Delicious Ways to Enjoy Local Squash this Fall

October 18, 2019

It’s squash season! So now that you’ve just picked up a bunch of beautiful autumn squash, what do you do with it?

First, don’t refrigerate hard squashes unless they’re peeled or cut. Instead, keep them in a cool, dry place. They’ll last about a month.

Then try one of these yummy ideas:

Roasted delicata squash is a fast side dish, especially because you ...

Jersey Shore Outdoors: LBI Area Fishing Report

September 17, 2019

LONG BEACH ISLAND REGION - The end to the 2019 summer flounder season in New Jersey is drawing near with the final day this Saturday, September 21. Predicted strong winds will roil the ocean up for most of the rest of the week and likely mean a slow finish to the season.

I fished the Little Egg Reef with fishing buddies Joe Hummel and Dave Rinear last week, and we returned to the dock ...

The Latest Issue of Nutley High School's Maroon and Gray Published This Week

October 5, 2019

This week, the NHS Journalism II students published their first issue of the Maroon and Gray for the 2019-2020 school year.

In this issue, we look at the Newark water crisis, the NHS Marching Band's New Season, Nutley Little League's success this summer, Start with Hello Week and the NHS AP Scholars. We also feature a piece from one of our NHS Creative Writing ...

Financial Aid Night at John H. Walker Middle School Oct 2

The Nutley School Counseling Department will host a Financial Aid Night on Wednesday, October 2, 2019. The event will take place at 7:00 p.m., in the Walker Middle School auditorium.

Completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form is the first step toward getting federal aid for college, career/trade school, or graduate school. The FAFSA filing date will open on October 1, ...

Nutley Police Department Blotter October 11 to 18, 2019

October 19, 2019

10/11/19

Theft – Passaic Avenue – Officers responded to the area regarding a theft.  The victim stated that while working they placed their phone, a blue Samsung Galaxy S10, on a table to take out the garbage.  When they returned the phone was gone.  After checking around the store they reviewed surveillance that revealed an actor, described as a white male, early ...

The Jaffe Briefing - October 22, 2019

CHERRY HILL – The school lunch debt debacle is still raging here, and no one has a good solution for the amassed $16,500 balance. An exasperated local businessman is offering to cover it, ending what’s become a national headline. Over the summer, school officials introduced – and then scrapped – its controversial “tuna-fish ...

Jim Barrood Looks Back at His Tenure at the New Jersey Tech Council

October 8, 2019

Jim Barrood recently completed five years as president and CEO of the New Jersey Tech Council.  In my role as editor and publisher of NJTechWeekly.com, I recently interviewed Jim about his tenure at the Council:   

Can you talk about some of the accomplishments you’ve been most proud of at the Council?

Our community has enormous capabilities when we work together.

Nutley Family Service Bureau FREE Mindful Movement Workshop Tuesday Night

October 21, 2019

MINDFUL MOVEMENT Tuesday October 22nd 7:00-8:00pm

This FREE workshop is the second offering in the NFSB Mental Well-Being Workshop Series

Stress, fear and anxiety can be overwhelming, often settling in the body in the form of tightness, irritability and energy blocks.

The focus of this 1-hour session includes yoga poses aimed at the release of tension associated with such stressors.

The Keto Diet: Lecture at the Nutley Public Library

Dr. Marco Ferrucci will lead a lecture about the ketogenic diet at the Nutley Public Library on Thursday, November 21 at 7:00 p.m. This low-carb, moderate protein and high fat diet has become very popular over the last few years and has been shown to decrease insulin levels, increase fat burning and promote weight loss. This diet can also be adapted to a plant based lifestyle. Dr. Marco ...

Bloomfield Resident Who Champions The Rights of the Blind to be Honored at Dining in the Dark

When Joseph Ruffalo Jr. was 27, an ophthalmologist diagnosed him with a hereditary eye disease that would eventually cause blindness. The doctor told Ruffalo he shouldn’t drive anymore. 

“He didn’t say can’t,” said Ruffalo, who bought a sporty new Dodge for $3,000 in 1976. 

Driving home from Yonkers, New York, after a long day managing a shoe store, ...

America's First Daughter by Stephanie Dray and Laura Kamoie

America’s First Daughter  by Stephanie Dray and Laura Kamoie (William Morrow, 2016)

 

Thomas Jefferson, the author of the Declaration of Independence, was a complicated man. The narrative of America’s First Daughter, told in the voice of Jefferson’s adoring daughter, Patsy, gives us Jefferson, the hero. However, as Patsy matures, she can’t deny that her ...

Thou Shalt Not: A Drama by Thinkery and Verse

Thou Shalt Not - Production by Thinkery & Verse

 

On September 16, 1922, the bodies of an Episcopal priest, Edward Wheeler Hall and a member of his choir, Eleanor Reinhardt Mills, were discovered in a field near the New Brunswick-Franklin Township border. The bloody, butchered bodies obviously had been staged in the positions in which they were found. Torn love letters lay at the ...

Law and Disorder by John Douglas and Mark Olshaker

Law and Disorder by John Douglas and Mark Olshaker ( 2013)

 

The premise of Law and Disorder by John Douglas, long time FBI profiler and his long time writing partner, Mark Olshaker, is this, “Whenever theory supersedes evidence, and prejudice deposes rationalism, there can be no justice.” Throughout Law and Disorder Douglas cites cases in which he was involved as a ...

Obituaries

May 19, 1932 - Sep 25, 2019
Devoted wife, mother and grandmother, Dedicated to preserving local history Dorothy L.
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Jul 19, 1940 - Sep 10, 2019
Loving Wife, Mother, Sister, Grandmother & Great-Grandmother Victoria M. Petracco, 79 of ...
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