Latinx Influence on American Jazz

What do Jelly Roll Morton, Dizzy Gillespie, Stan Getz, Ella Fitzgerald, Herbie Hancock, and Hip Hop have in common?

Find out about the "Spanish Tinge" and its influence on American jazz.

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FEMA Advisory for Nutley Residents: Read Your Determination Letter Carefully

October 22, 2021

Hurricane Ida survivors who have registered with FEMA and applied for disaster assistance might have or will receive a letter explaining the current status of their application.  FEMA also communicates with applicants through electronic notification via email, online through, or letters sent through the U.S. Postal Service.

It is strongly encouraged that ...

TAPinto Nutley Welcomes Our New Health and Wellness Column with Ideas for the Active Aging Lifestyle

NUTLEY, NJ - As we continue to grow and expand, we're expanding our coverage and content to reflect the diversity that is Nutley. We recently introduced 'Active Aging,' a weekly content series that provides whole body and mind wellness tips and creative living ideas for the active aging lifestyle.

Read Active Aging on TAPinto Nutley. Some recent highlights ...

Nutley's Tropical Storm Ida Victims Have Until November 4 to Apply for FEMA Assistance

NUTLEY, NJ- Nutley residents still have time to apply for Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) assistance for Tropical Storm Ida damages. The last day to apply for aid is November 4. 

Residents can apply for aid online by visiting, by calling 1-800-621-3362, or by visiting one of the Disaster Relief Centers in the state. Bilingual services are available ...

Nutley Mayor Tucci Invites Residents to a Halloween Celebration at the Parks & Recreation Department on October 29th

Mayor Mauro G. Tucci invites residents to come and celebrate Halloween with the Nutley Department of Parks and Recreation.  The department has planned a Spooktacular  Celebration for Nutley Residents to enjoy.

Halloween is a magical time filled with fantasy, costumes, and fun!!  Little ghosts and goblins are invited to enjoy a Halloween extravaganza including a Hayride, ...

CANCELED: Nutley Mayor Tucci Invites Residents to a Grandma/Grandpa and Me Pumpkin Painting Party

CANCELED: This event is canceled due to a rise in pediatric cases of COVID-19 

Mayor Mauro G. Tucci and the Department of Parks and Recreation are pleased to invite grandparents and their little pumpkins to a special Halloween Pumpkin Painting Party on Thursday, October 21, 2021. 

“As grandparents nothing is more treasured and valued than the love of our grandchildren.  ...

Buggin' Halloween Photo Contest

Viking's 3rd Annual Buggin' Halloween Photo Contest Starts Friday, October 1, 2021!  Submit a photo of you, your pet, or a loved one dressed as a creepy-crawly bug, insect, or another pest for your chance to win a $100 Amazon gift card and other awesome prizes! Click here to learn more and enter the contest!

NJ TRANSIT’s Mobile App Upgrades: Keeping Riders in the Know

NEW JERSEY – With more and more riders returning to public transportation, NJ TRANSIT’s recent changes to mobile apps literally represent well-timed upgrades.

Smartphone users can readily appreciate the ease of information available at their fingertips. A few swipes on the mobile app replace the need for paper schedules and more.  The mobile app is available on both Google ...

Township of Nutley Official Notice of Pending Bond Ordinance and Summary, Ordinance No. 3483

October 23, 2021


The bond ordinance, the summary terms of which are included herein, was introduced and passed upon first reading at a meeting of the governing body of the Township of Nutley, in the County of Essex, New Jersey, on October 19, 2021. It will be further considered for final passage, after public hearing thereon, at a ...

FEMA Advisory for Nutley Residents: Read Your Determination Letter Carefully

Hurricane Ida survivors who have registered with FEMA and applied for disaster assistance might have or will receive a letter explaining the current status of their application.  FEMA also communicates with applicants through electronic notification via email, online through, or letters sent through the U.S. Postal Service.

It is strongly encouraged that ...

‘Newark Today’ Panel Discussion Brings Federal Monitoring of City Police, Civilian Review Boards Into Focus

October 23, 2021

NEWARK, NJ — Oversight and accountability of Newark’s police force were at the head of a panel discussion in a Thursday evening episode of Newark Today where Newark Mayor Ras Baraka and Newark Public Safety Director Brian O’Hara were among multiple speakers who weighed in on the topics.

The panel discussion, hosted by Michael Hill and WBGO, came as Baraka looks to draw ...

Montclair Township Council: We Are Addressing Broken Parking Meter Concerns

MONTCLAIR, NJ - During the October 19 Council meeting, the Montclair Township Council heard from the public on concerns regarding dozens of parking meters throughout the Township. As a result of faulty meters, residents have been racking up tickets.

During the meeting, the council discussed operational plans to resolve the pressing issue of the ...

Passaic Valley Water Commission Announces Credit for Customers in Impacted Areas

October 22, 2021

CLIFTON, NJ - For more than six weeks, some customers of the Passaic Valley Water Commission (PVWC) had to boil their water before drinking it or using it for cooking.
Now, PVWC has announced they will issue a credit to those customers.

The Boil Water Notice was issued after remnants of Hurricane Ida caused stormwater to overflow and contaminate the 52-million-gallon New Street ...

NJ Association of Counties Honors Award Recipients at Annual Ceremony

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ – New Jersey Association of Counties (NJAC) Executive Director John Donnadio stood on the stage in the ballroom at Caesars Atlantic City with a smile on his face as he proudly kicked off the 71st Annual NJAC Conference with a long-delayed awards ceremony to honor members and associates for their hard work.

Cape May County Commissioner E. Marie Hayes took home the ...

Friends of the Nutley Public Library Book Sale

The October 2021 Semi-Annual Book Friends of the Nutley Public Library Book Sale.

Will be held at the Nutley Public Library: 93 Booth Drive, Nutley, NJ 07110

Donation Days (10:00 AM - 4:00 PM):
Saturday, October 16
Monday, October 18
Tuesday, October 19
Wednesday, October 20

Sale Days (10:00 AM - 4:00 PM):
Thursday, October 21
Friday, October 22
Saturday, October 23

All ...

Nutley Public Library October 2021 Events for Everyone in the Family

The Nutley Public Library Is Open!  

The health and safety of our patrons, staff, and the community at large is our highest priority during this challenging time.  The library is open with socially distanced services and programs.  Masks are required to be worn when entering the library.  Pandemic guidelines are subject to change based on CDC, NJ State and ...

Tricks to Making the Best Sandwiches for School and Office Lunches

October 23, 2021

Brown bagging it doesn’t have to be boring. Turn homemade lunches into something special with these easy tricks and tips for building the best sandwiches:

Start with good bread. It’s first part of the sandwich you taste! Hearty breads, such as sub sandwich rolls or thick slices of sourdough, will hold ingredients better together than the soft stuff, too.

Love wraps? ...

New Jersey Date Night: Frighteningly Great Halloween Destinations

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

October brings us candy, trick-or-treaters and a great opportunity for our date to hold our hands a little tighter. Halloween is upon us and what better way to celebrate the spooky season than to visit one of New Jersey’s many Haunted Houses? From eerie hayrides to disturbing hallways, a haunted ...

Nutley Little Theatre Is Back In Business!

October 19, 2021

As you may know, NLT is back and better than ever with new and exciting happenings at The Barn!

We’ve introduced streaming shows in addition to main stage productions, and we will be creating the ability to watch these shows throughout the year.

Additionally, our live productions have returned as of this past weekend and our “live season” is underway!

The return of ...

Call Your Representatives to Reject the $3.5 Trillion Tax, Debt, and Spending Disaster

President Biden calls the extreme $3.5 trillion tax, debt, and spending bill the “Build Back Better Act.” A better name for this reckless bill is the “Bankrupt America Act.”

There are only two ways to get $3.5 trillion—tax Americans or grow the national debt.

If passed, it will add well over a trillion dollars to the national debt, and impose trillions of ...


Nutley Receives Final Transitional State Aid for former Roche Property

October 19, 2021

NUTLEY, NJ — Nutley receives final transitional state aid for Roche property and a bond ordinance for Tropical Storm Ida damage presented during the Tuesday, Oct. 5 public meeting.


Revenue and Finance Commissioner Thomas J. Evans introduced Ordinance No. 3481 a bond ordinance to provide for the repair and restoration of the damage to municipal property due to Tropical ...

Quest Diagnostics Debuts Next-Gen Lab Facility on On3 Campus on Nutley / Clifton Border

CLIFTON/NUTLEY — Quest Diagnostics Inc., the world's leading provider of diagnostic information services, has completed its integration of Northeast regional operations to its new 250,000 sq. ft. next-generation lab facility on On3 campus on Route 3 straddling the Clifton/Nutley border.

The laboratory, serving more than 40 million people per year in seven states across the ...

Billy Summers by Stephen King

Billy Summers by Stephen King. (Scribner, 2021)


Remember Dexter? He was the self-appointed Angel of Death, whose father recognized Dexter’s innate compulsion to kill and trained his bizarre boy to murder only people who deserved to die. Stephen King’s latest hero, Billy Summers bears some resemblance to Dexter in that he is a hired assassin who will only take on contracts ...

Sooley by John Grisham

Sooley by John Grisham (Doubleday, 2021)


Sooley, John Grisham’s latest novel, will haunt the reader long after the last page is closed. The main character, a seventeen year old boy from South Sudan, a  young country in Africa, is as charismatic and unforgettable as they come. Although the world from which he comes is cruel and unyielding, Samuel Sooleymon uses his passion ...

What About the Bird?

Spoiler alert: It dies.

Imagine you are sitting in the cabin of an Airbus 320 airplane. The plane has just taken off when the shy young woman sitting in the window seat next to you hesitantly taps you on the shoulder signaling that she needs to get out of her seat.

By way of apologetic explanation, she jerks her thumb toward the postage stamp window. “The engine is on fire,” she ...

Essex County Can Become a National Model for Sustainable Construction

September 22, 2021

Momentum is mounting in our nation’s capital for the passage of a nearly $1 trillion bipartisan infrastructure deal negotiated by President Joe Biden and Republicans in the Senate.

Recently, the Problem Solvers Caucus in the House of Representatives backed the plan, moving it one step closer to receiving the broad support it will need to pump billions into modernizing ...

Bloomfield Mayor Michael Venezia Releases Statement on Bloomfield College

October 23, 2021

BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- Following the announcement that Bloomfield College, like numerous small, private colleges throughout the country was facing financial difficulties, Bloomfield Mayor Michael Venezia has released the following statement:

"Bloomfield College makes up a critical part of our township DNA and we are all deeply saddened and concerned to see the recent headlines citing their ...

WP Presents! The Linda Rondstadt Experience Nov 5 in Wayne

WAYNE, NJ — William Paterson University's Shea Center for the Performing Arts will be hosting the Linda Rondstadt Experience starring American Idol star Tristan McIntosh on November 5 at 8:00 p.m.

Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased here.

McIntosh creates a stunning portrayal of Linda Ronstadt in the prime of her career. Supported by a superb backing band, Tristan’s ...

Bloomfield College’s Call to Action: Seeking Major Institutional and Financial Support to Continue Its Critical Mission

BLOOMFIELD, N.J. – Bloomfield College is seeking strategic partnerships and philanthropic support from the higher education and corporate communities to enable the four-year institution to continue its vital mission — creating educational pathways that are often not otherwise available for minority and low-income students. More than 85 percent of Bloomfield College students are ...


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The Jaffe Briefing - October 22, 2021

ON THE CAMPAIGN TRAIL – New Jersey is making history tomorrow. Now that we have your undivided attention, we may have over-hyped. But still, tomorrow is the very first day of “early voting” in the state, for the first time ever. And what does that mean? There will be centralized polling locations for nine consecutive days all over for those who can’t wait a second ...

'Songs for a New World' Merges Rock, Ballads, Jazz

Millburn, NJ - Yes, Paper MIll Playhouse has now reopened with a dazzling production of “Songs for a New World.”  

There are plenty of precautions before entering the theatre, including masks for the audience, proof of vaccination and photo i.d. (probably a driver’s license.)  Still, it’s good to know all that going in, so there are no surprises ...

How Exercise Can Reduce Your Risk of Breast Cancer

Though preventing breast cancer entirely is not possible, there are many steps you can take to reduce your risk of development. Perhaps the biggest thing you can do that studies show correlates to preventing breast cancer is exercise. And thankfully, there are plenty of things you can do to get moving and live an active lifestyle.

Regular physical activity regulates hormones including estrogen ...

How to Support Your Mental Health as the Seasons Change

As the days get shorter and colder and we welcome the festivities of fall, many older adults notice that they experience a change in energy levels and mood that feels like depression. If you’ve noticed a decline in your mental health when the seasons change, you’re not alone. Here’s a basic guide to understanding seasonal depression, its symptoms, and most importantly, how to ...

Rich Colors and Natural Textures: 7 Fall Centerpiece Ideas

As you begin to decorate your home for fall, try a simple DIY centerpiece for your table this year. By focusing on the colors and textures of the season, you can easily incorporate natural items and décor that you already have to achieve a stunning look for less!

Here are seven easy ideas to inspire your creations.

Glass Cloche

The best thing about using a glass cloche for a ...

How to Clean and Care for Your Gutters

Being a homeowner means weekends doing chores or finding reliable service companies to take on tasks for you. Gutters play an important role in protecting your home and should be added to your bi-annual home maintenance schedule.

Cleaning gutters yourself is typically not difficult, depending on the size of your home, your physical ability to climb ladders, and the current condition of your ...

Foundation Fundamentals: How to Choose Your Perfect Match

Foundation is, well, foundational to many women’s makeup routines. It provides a solid base layer to even out skin tone and imperfections while prepping your skin’s surface for additional products.

But with so many foundation options on the market, how do you know which one is right for you? Here are the most important considerations to keep in mind when shopping for this makeup ...

Steps to Minimize Your Chances of Developing Breast Cancer

Breast cancer has affected millions of women worldwide, and chances are you or someone you know has been impacted by this disease.

Though there is no known way to prevent or cure breast cancer, there are steps you can take to reduce your risk, especially if you take action while you’re younger and healthier. Here is a list of things you can do and lifestyle changes that could reduce the ...

Top Halloween Costumes for 2021

Halloween is just around the corner, so it’s time to start planning costumes for the whole family! Whether you’re trying a DIY look for your crew, hosting a party for friends, or trying to win the office costume contest, knowing this year’s hottest looks will give you the edge. Here are some of the costumes sure to be popular for kids and adults this year.

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Add These Spooktacular Sides to Elevate Your Halloween Party

Fall brings yearnings for warm and cozy gatherings with friends and family. If hosting a Halloween party is on your agenda this year, you are in luck! From alarming appetizers and devilish dips to spooktacular salads, we have gathered some of the most delicious and fun recipes for creepy fun.



Set the mood for your party right from the start with Halloween-themed ...

Don't Make These Common Small Business Marketing Mistakes

Hope you're sitting down for this one.  A 2021 report from Top Design Firms says 28% of small businesses don't have a website.

Of the 72% who have a website, maintaining it can be a full-time job all by itself. Customers have elevated expectations and the website has to match that.  Small business owners often don't have that time.  Forbes has some suggestions ...

Behind the Headlines: How a Text Message Led a TAPinto Franchisee to Get Answers for His Community

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- The text message was straight and to the point.

“Hey they have all of our (expletive) and we can’t get it out.”

That certainly got John Mooney’s attention.

Then the TAPinto Scotch Plains/Fanwood franchisee saw a post on Facebook and started asking some questions.

“They said ‘hey this is going on — we’re going to ...

Email is Key to News Publishers Clawing Back Advertising Dollars from Social Media

Many news publishers are struggling to produce enough advertising dollars to be sustainable, with many now erecting paywalls or going the non-profit route to attempt to stay in business. However, publications would be wise to think about what advantages that they can bring to a potential advertiser that social media cannot offer. One such tool is email.

Any publisher who has stayed on top of ...

How a Change of Plan Led TAPinto's Newest Franchisee to Stay in Princeton

PRINCETON, NJ -- Richard Rein had a 4-month plan.  He was going to work with a Princeton University professor, who was teaching a class on expository writing.  After that, head north.

“My original plan was to move to New York City where the action was,” Rein said.

That was nearly 4 decades ago.  He never left.

Today, Rein is still in ...