Jon Caplan plays at The Oakley in Nutley

Jon Caplan plays at The Oakley!

Restaurant that serves the classics with international flair with weekly specials, drinks menu, and live music events! We are family friendly. We have an upstairs area perfect for private events. Offering takeout.

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  1. 973-542-8676
Sat, May 15
8:30 pm — 11:00 pm
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Jon Caplan plays at The Oakley!

Restaurant that serves the classics with international flair with weekly specials, drinks menu, and live music events! We are family friendly. We have an upstairs area perfect for private events. Offering takeout.

789 Bloomfield Ave Nutley, NJ 07110

Oakley Kitchen and Cocktails

789 Bloomfield Ave
Nutley, NJ 07110

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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 ...

Nutley Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program Vouchers Available at the Market

June 17, 2021

The Nutley Health Department will be accepting applications for the 2021 Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program Vouchers at the Nutley Farmers Market every Sunday beginning June 20th, between the hours of 9am and 1pm.  The Market is located in Municipal Lot #9 – 537 Franklin Avenue. 

As per the U.S. Department of Agriculture Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program guidelines, ...

Save The Date: July 6 Nutley Blood Drive in Honor of Anne Rotonda

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 a Nutley Community Blood Drive on Tuesday, July 6, 2021, in honor of Nutley resident Anne Rotonda. 

If you would like to schedule an appointment, please click on the following ...

Nutley's DeMuro Park Walking Track Closed Until Tuesday June 15th for Lining

Mayor Mauro G. Tucci, Director of the Department of Parks and Public Property has announced that the Township of Nutley has closed DeMuro Park Walking Track during track lining from June 11th  through June 15th.

The renovations will be fully completed next week once the lines are painted on the surface.  We ask that all residents be patient and courteous as we complete the final ...

Township of Nutley COVID-19 Update June 3, 2021

June 3, 2021

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

Total COVID-19 cases in Nutley
COVID-19 Test Center

COVID-19 Total Cases as of June 3, 2021
Essex County has reported a total of 3,023 cases and 66 deaths as of today.
This is an increase of 8 cases and 2 deaths since the last alert on 5/18/2021.

COVID-19 Test Center at 44 ...

Nutley Police Department Public Notice

The Nutley Police Department is scheduled for an on-site assessment as part of its program to achieve accreditation by verifying that it meets recognized professional best practices.

Administered by the New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police, the accreditation program requires agencies to comply with best practice standards in five basic areas: the administrative ...

Statue Commemorating George Floyd Unveiled at Newark City Hall 

June 16, 2021

NEWARK, NJ — Nearly one year ago, Newark residents and social justice advocates joined efforts nationwide to rally at the steps of City Hall and condemn the death of George Floyd after former Minnesota police officer Derek Chauvin knelt on his neck for a span of eight minutes. 

In the following months, Floyd’s death elevated the “Black Lives Matter” movement on an ...

Essex County Offers $10,000 Reward for Information Concerning Maplewood Man's Death

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Essex County is offering a $10,000 reward for information in the Moussa Fofana murder case, according to Maplewood Mayor Frank McGehee.

“If you know anything, please step forward," he said. "We need you."

Maplewood Police Chief Jim DeVaul noted on Monday that although victims of violent crime "may be statistics," they are also real ...

NJ Turnpike Authority Forces Veterans to Remove Military Branch Flags from Parkway Overpass

June 11, 2021

SAYREVILLE, NJ – Robert Bouthillette, Sayreville veteran, and his good friend Fred Block, sought to honor those currently serving and those who past served for Memorial Day, by placing the military branch flags above the Garden State Parkway.

Related: Sayreville Residents Honor Veterans With Flags

Block then received a call from the New Jersey Turnpike Authority (NJTA) that the ...

Amtrak Through Roxbury? Lackawanna Cutoff Restoration Proposed for Passenger Trains

ROXBURY, NJ — Passenger trains between New York and Pennsylvania might return to the Lackawanna Cutoff, a historic rail right-of-way connecting Roxbury and the Delaware Water Gap.

The government-subsidized, quasi-public corporation is including a revival of the long-dormant Cutoff as part of a plan to restore long-distance passenger rail service between New York City and Scranton, ...

Registration Now Open for Nutley Public Library Summer Reading Program .

The Nutley Public Library invites Nutley children, teens and adults to once again participate in their Summer Reading Program with a special kick-off event on Saturday, June 26 from 11 AM to 2 PM. Children and teens who register for the Summer Reading Program can stop by the library grounds and pick up a sign-up goodie bag and an ice cream treat from the "Good Humor ...

Nutley Public Library Events for June 2021

Kanopy - We are excited to announce that Nutley Public Library recently added Kanopy to our digital media collection! Kanopy is a video streaming platform that delivers a diverse collection of 30,000+ enriching films for all ages, available to stream anytime and anywhere. With Kanopy patrons have instant access to critically-acclaimed movies, inspiring documentaries, educational videos, and ...

Behind the Tradition: All About the Jersey Shore’s Famous Salt Water Taffy

June 17, 2021

NEW JERSEY — When you think of the Jersey Shore, what comes to mind? Boardwalks? Beaches? How about salt water taffy?

The bite-sized candy has a history that stretches as long as the Atlantic City boardwalk itself.

Salt water taffy was introduced on the AC Boardwalk in the 1880s and became known as the first Atlantic City souvenir, according to AtlanticCityNJ.com. Having been ...

Restaurants in Nutley and Across NJ Offer Entertainment, Outdoor Spaces to Bring Back Diners

NEW JERSEY — Indoor dining is back at full capacity in restaurants around the Garden State. But while some diners have been eager to get back inside, many have gotten out of the habit, and some still eye gathering maskless indoors with trepidation.

To woo diners back, some restaurants are turning to enhanced outdoor spaces, live entertainment and good old-fashioned fun.

Khris Reina, ...

Nutley Public Schools Plan for Outdoor Promotions and Graduations for Class of 2021

May 17, 2021

May 17, 2021

Dear Parents, Families, Staff, and Students,

I am so pleased to share that we are moving forward with plans for outdoor grade level promotions for each school and for Nutley High School graduation. Following is a schedule of these events.

As per the Nutley Public Schools’ Academic Calendar, with one snow day remaining, the last day of school for staff and ...

Home Wreckers

I woke the other morning in predawn light to a startling, ratatatat outside my bedroom window. It was a woodpecker wantonly jackhammering holes into the side of my house.

The house that we had just finished painting. The stoic house that after too many years of neglect, we had finally got around to repairing.

As with many families, the pandemic afforded us the opportunity and energy to ...

Five Apps That Can Be Helpful While Grieving

Although nothing can replace the love and support of friends or family, sometimes you need to grieve on your own.

Here, we take a look at five grief apps that may help you understand death and the emotions you’re experiencing when adapting to life after the loss of a loved one. We have even featured a few apps that can help children handle their grief.

My Grief Angels

My Grief ...

Juneteenth: Why It Should Be Celebrated By All Americans

June 16, 2021

Juneteenth – it is a term heard more and more in the last several years, yet many people have no idea what it is. It is viewed by Black Americans as their Freedom or Emancipation Day, their Jubilee Day, their Black Independence Day. So, how did Juneteenth become “. . . the most popular annual celebration of emancipation from slavery in the United States?”*

The term is a ...

Accept The New Sex Education System in New Jersey (Opinion)

In 2020, the state of New Jersey adopted new standards for sex education to now include more information on identity, contraceptives, and expectations in relationships. This is a drastic change in the right direction for promoting healthier and safer behaviors surrounding sex. Over the years, New Jersey has constantly been criticized for having a failing sex education system and was even given a ...

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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 ...

First Annual Juneteenth Celebration in Nutley

June 15, 2021

The Nutley Cultural Inclusion and Diversity Council invites all to their first annual Juneteenth Celebration on Saturday, June 19th between 1pm and 4pm at the Nutley Amvets Post 30, 184 Park Avenue, Nutley NJ.

Juneteenth is the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States. Dating back to 1865, it was on June 19th that the Union soldiers, led by Major ...

My Own Little Gay History in South Orange

In honor of Pride Month, TAPinto SOMA asked LGBTQ leader and SOMA resident Gary Paul Wright for his thoughts on living in South Orange:

When Peter and I were living in Jersey City, circa 1995, we received a flyer about musical instruments being sold by the Seton Hall Music Department at rock-bottom prices. Peter really wanted a piano in the house — even though neither of us were ...

MVC Facilities, Except Inspection Stations, Will Be Closed Friday, June 18, in Observance of the Juneteenth Holiday

June 15, 2021

TRENTON — New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission (NJMVC) customers are advised that the following MVC facilities will be closed Friday, June 18. This is in observance of the state’s inaugural Juneteenth holiday, which is designated the third Friday in June.

Closed Friday, June 18:

Licensing and Vehicle Centers
Regional Service Centers
Road testing sites

Open Friday, ...

What Kind of Dad is He? Kitchen A La Mode Has Father's Day Gifts for All

Whatever kind of dad you've got, Kitchen a La Mode in South Orange has a great gift for him:

The Grilling Dad

Does your Dad love standing in front of a grill on a hot summer night? We have just the gift for you: Thermapen® Mk4 is the go-to tool for BBQ champion, When it comes to measuring cooking temperatures with speed and accuracy, Thermapen Mk4 is in a class by ...

Nutley's Thomas Hut on List of Representative Mikie Sherrill 2021 NJ-11 Service Academy Appointees

 Washington, DC–– Representative Mikie Sherrill (NJ-11) announced today that 23 students from New Jersey’s 11th Congressional District were appointed and accepted offers to the U.S. service academies.

Rep. Sherrill hosted a virtual reception to honor the students who will be attending the US Naval Academy, the US Military Academy, the US Air Force Academy, and the ...

Retro Review: Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe

Retro Review

Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe

When does a civilization begin to rot from its core?  What are the key issues that cause that civilization to die? These are the overarching questions that “the Father of African Literature,” Chinua Achebe, explores in his 1959 classic, Things Fall Apart.

Set in a Nigerian village, we learn that Okonkwo was a leading ...

Lost Girls: An Unsolved American Mystery by Robert Kolker

Lost Girls: An Unsolved American Mystery by Robert Kolker. Harper Perennial, 

2013.

 

I first learned about this “unsolved American mystery,” when 48 Hours did a comprehensive show on the horrific discovery of four bodies wrapped in burlap sacks in 2010. The deceased were discovered on Gilgo Beach, a desolate stretch of sand that did not host excited, Sunday sun ...

Streisand: Redefining Beauty, Femininty, and Power

Barbra Streisand: Redefining Beauty, Femininity, and Power by Neal Gabler. (Yale 

Univ. Press, 2016).

Stephen Spielberg: A Life in Films by Molly Haskell. (Yale Univ. Press, 2017)

 

My family complains each year at holiday time that I am impossible to buy gifts for. This is true because, usually, if I want something, I purchase it myself. They ask me for lists, but even ...

Obituaries

Sep 1, 1948 - Jun 6, 2021
James J. Cozzarelli, Jr., a funeral director and long-time resident of Belleville, N.J., entered ...
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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 - June 17, 2021

RANDOLPH – This local school board can’t seem to help itself; it keeps finding ways to inadvertently make news. First, it makes news by changing Columbus Day to Indigenous Persons Day, angering residents. Then, it makes news by eliminating all holidays on the school calendar, further angering residents. Then, it makes news, as angry residents call for the immediate resignation of the ...

No Garden Yet? No Worries: Here’s What You Can Still Plant In June

Getting outside to work in the garden is a wonderful way to be physically active and soak up some natural vitamin D from the sun. If you haven’t planted anything yet or you’re aiming to increase your harvest, don’t worry. There are lots of nutrient-rich vegetables, herbs, and gorgeous flowers you can still plant in June. Here’s a list to help you get ...

Take Time To Get Lost In A Story: 5 Book Genres For You To Enjoy

Just as exercising is good for physical health, flexing your mental muscles is vital - especially as you age. Reading daily is a wonderful way to give your brain a workout. It stimulates your imagination, engages your concentration and memory, and allows you to learn something new.

Whether you prefer holding a book, using a tablet, or listening to audiobooks, diving into stories you enjoy is ...

Sprinkler System on the Fritz? Tips and Tricks for What to Fix and When to Call

Outdoor sprinkler system on the fritz with summer around the corner? Here are seven tips and tricks for fixing it yourself and when to call the pros.

Assess and Adjust Sprinkler Heads
The first clue to any sprinkler system problem is usually a sprinkler head that’s not performing optimally. Maybe it won’t raise or lower, it’s spraying unevenly, or it’s not spraying the ...

Upgrade Your Patio for Under $100

As the weather warms up and we all head outside, you may be envisioning an updated patio space to gather with your friends and family. While some outdoor items can be pricey, many simple updates are budget-friendly while making a big impact. If you’re ready to transform your outdoor space without spending a fortune, here are five of the best ways to get started.

Solar Lights

Adding ...

Fresh Air and Fitness: 4 Outdoor Workouts for Every Level

Fresh air and fitness – a great combination for any wellness routine! As the weather warms up, consider adding some outdoor workouts to your regular exercise regimen. New surroundings can often make the same moves feel more challenging and exciting, so heading out to your backyard is an easy way to refresh any routine that’s starting to feel repetitive. Here are four great outdoor ...

Spa Day at Home: How to Choose the Best Face Mask for Your Skin

More than ever, home skincare routines are the best way to take advantage of spa-quality products to give you clear, glowing, refreshed skin. Face masks are a great addition to any skincare routine, and regular use (2-3 times per week), can make a noticeable impact on your skin’s health. For everything you need to know when choosing a face mask, read on!

Tubes and Creams Vs. Single-Use ...

Citrus, Coral, and Florals: Summer from the Inside Out

As summer swings into high gear outside, bring some of the color and brightness indoors with your home décor. Perfect for setting the mood every day and during special events, summer décor that includes florals, citrus, and coral tones is a great way to transition from the more muted spring hues to the bold colors of the brightest season. Here are five ways to incorporate these ...

Celebrate Dad with These 4 Fun Ideas

With Father’s Day fast approaching and the possibility of gatherings and parties becoming more likely in many areas, the time is perfect for a celebration that highlights Dad’s favorites and creates a lasting memory for family and friends. If you’re eager to plan something special, here are four ways to celebrate Dad that your guests won’t soon forget!

Crawfish ...

Shapiro: "Amid Spike in Local News Initiatives, Franchise Model Remains Only Proven Method to Scale Local News"

Cautionary tales have emerged in recent weeks about the inherent risks of entering the local news industry. Poynter recently called out a few of the pain points that new publishers endure, and Columbia Journalism Review suggested there isn’t enough budget to combat increasing political polarization at the local level.

All these potential pitfalls haven’t stopped ...