Nutley Board of Education Virtual Meeting August 11, 2020

In accordance with the Open Public Meetings Act, P.L. 1975c. 231, this is to advise that the Nutley Board of Education will hold a Special Virtual Online Meeting on Tuesday, August 11, 2020 at 6:30 p.m. to discuss the aspects to the draft Re-Start and Re-Opening Plan. A link to the online video meeting and a telephone number for audio-only will be posted on shortly prior to 6:30 p.m.

Formal action may be taken. 

Tue, August 11
6:30 pm — 8:30 pm
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In accordance with the Open Public Meetings Act, P.L. 1975c. 231, this is to advise that the Nutley Board of Education will hold a Special Virtual Online Meeting on Tuesday, August 11, 2020 at 6:30 p.m. to discuss the aspects to the draft Re-Start and Re-Opening Plan. A link to the online video meeting and a telephone number for audio-only will be posted on shortly prior to ...

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Gary's Pharmacy in Nutley To Offer Free Opioid-Overdose Antidote Naloxone

September 15, 2020

TRENTON, NJ – New Jersey will offer the opioid overdose reversal drug naloxone (commonly called Narcan) for free to residents at participating pharmacies throughout New Jersey from Sept. 24-26, announced the NJ Department of Human Services.

New Jerseyans can visit participating pharmacies and anonymously obtain naloxone for free with no prescription and no appointment, they said.

Nutley Family Service Bureau Welcomes New Executive Director

NUTLEY, NJ - After an exhaustive search, the Board of Trustees of Nutley Family Service Bureau (NFSB) welcomes its new Executive Director,  Katherine Carmichael, MS.Ed, MSW, LSW.

Carmichael comes to century old organization as a 20-year administrative leader within non-profit organizations supporting youth, families and communities.

Vicki Ray, President, NFSB Board of Trustees, ...

Official Notice: Nutley Board of Education Executive Session Meeting Sept 16

September 15, 2020

In accordance with the Open Public Meetings Act, P.L. 1975c. 231, this is to advise that the Nutley Board of Education will hold an Executive Session Meeting at 5:00 pm on Wednesday, September 16, 2020.

The Board attendance will be in-person at Spring Garden Cafeteria. Upon opening the meeting, the Board will immediately go into Closed 

Executive Session for an undetermined period ...

Township of Nutley COVID-19 Update Sept 11, 2020

Nutley Update on COVID-19

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

Total COVID-19 cases in Nutley
Additional Information

COVID-19 Total Cases
The Township of Nutley announced 14 additional cases since the last announcement on 8/28/202. Bringing the total to 583 cases and 37 deaths.

A Note from the Commissioners and Office of Emergency ...

Nutley Public Library Graphic Novel Club to Discuss Paco Roca's 'The House' Sept 24.

NUTLEY, NJ - The Nutley Free Public Library offers a number of programs for adults this month including the 'Graphic Novel Club' Thursday, September 24 at 7 pm

Past and present are seamlessly intertwined in this beautifully illustrated graphic novel.

The House by award-winning graphic novel writer and illustrator, Paco Roca, focuses on three adult siblings reuniting to work ...

Programs for Youth and Adults Continue in September 2020 at the Nutley Public Library

NUTLEY, NJ - Events and programs for youth and adults continue throughout September at the Nutley Free Public Library

Tuesdays September 15, 22 and 29 at 10:00 a.m. – 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 ...

Newark's Krueger-Scott Mansion to Reopen as Community Housing, Office, Retail Space in 2021

September 18, 2020

NEWARK, NJ — After more than three decades decaying along Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, the Queen Anne-style doors of the historic Krueger-Scott Mansion will once again open to the community after a make-over quite unlike any restoration project in the country. 

Makerhoods — the community development organization tasked with overseeing a revival that has had ...

Montclair Planning Board: MC Residences Project Approved; Developer Donates $150K to Affordable Housing Trust

MONTCLAIR, NJ - Technical difficulties permeated the virtual meeting of the Montclair Planning Board on September 14, with members of the board having trouble with connections.  The meeting itself started late as a result.  Once it got going, though, the board delved right into two continuing applications, one for the MC Residences apartment building and the other for a new duplex ...

From the Meat Counter to the Ivy League- How Steven Fulop Developed the Chops to be Mayor

September 20, 2020

JERSEY CITY, NJ - In a news story written just after his taking the oath as the 49th mayor of Jersey City, Steven Fulop’s parents claimed that in high school, he tended to pay more attention to soccer than he did his studies.

Yet in some ways, Fulop got a different, and perhaps more practical, education working part-time at their family deli in Newark than he quite realized – ...

Judge Denies City of Plainfield's Sale of Bierstadt Paintings including 'Landing of Columbus'

PLAINFIELD, NJ — An Order to Show Cause was filed by the City of Plainfield in early August to sell two Albert Bierstadt paintings that were gifted by Dr. Jonathan Ackerman Coles to the city in 1919. The hearing, moved from August 28 and then to September 11, was heard by Union County Superior Court Judge Robert J. Mega on Tuesday. The judge rendered his decision, denying the order.

Important Information from Dr. Glazer Regarding Return to Instruction in Nutley Public Schools

August 17, 2020

August 17, 2020

Dear Nutley Parents and Staff,

On August 12, Governor Murphy signed an executive order that school districts that cannot meet all health and safety standards for safe in-person instruction may begin their school year with 100% virtual learning. While our draft plan reflects the extensive research and thorough planning the district has done to meet the health ...

How Sweet! Check Out These NJ Honey Farms During National Honey Month

September 17, 2020

NEW JERSEY — September is widely recognized as National Honey Month. This month typically marks the end of the honey collection season for beekeepers across the US.

You don’t have to be arms deep in a beehive to appreciate the thick, golden stuff that makes everything sweeter. The Garden State has a number of bee and honey farms that produce high-quality, local raw ...

New Jersey Date Night: San Gennaro Festival, DIY Style

As each New Jersey summer comes to a close, one sure thing that takes away the sting from saying goodbye to hot, sunshine-filled days is attending a San Gennaro Festival. This celebration, lasting 11 days in Manhattan and with smaller-scaled celebrations in our state, is a food-fest of Italian flavor. Peppers and sausage and zeppolis reign supreme with their tempting aromas in the ...

Make Like a Tree

If they didn’t wear masks in California before, they certainly do now. Smoke and ash obscure the dark orange skies as millions of acres burn out of control encroaching on homes and entire towns. It is the kind of apocalyptic event that makes me glad I live in New Jersey.

But even so far away, it makes me wonder. What would I do if a natural disaster threatened my home and I had 15 ...

To School or Not To School

To school or not to school

I started and stopped this column so many times over the last month. It changed as the information and options changed. And then like so many parents out there I was so overwhelmed that I just had to take a break. A break from thinking about it (ok I tried to but that didn’t really work), a break from teaching my children and working from home, a break from ...

Five Things You Should Know About Rainbow Babies

1. What is a Rainbow Baby?

A rainbow baby is a baby born after the loss of a previous baby due to miscarriage, stillbirth, or death in infancy. This term is given to these precious babies, because a rainbow typically follows a storm, giving us hope of what’s to come.

2. Who coined the term, Rainbow Baby?

While no one knows the exact origin of Rainbow Baby, it is a term that has ...

Responding to “An Open Letter to the Nutley Board of Commissioners, Nutley UNICO and Nutley-Belleville Columbus Day Parade Committee

September 3, 2020

Columbus is regarded as a hero to the Italian people mainly because of his skilled navigational abilities. His goal was to find a more direct route to Asia by sailing in a
westerly direction from Spain instead of following the traditionally accepted navigational route around the coast of Africa. Many thought it would be a suicide mission.  Nevertheless, Columbus lobbied Queen ...

EMS Council of New Jersey Supports Nutley Effort to Rescue The Squad

Dear Mayor Tucci,

As Northern Area Executive Vice President of the EMS Council of New Jersey, I’m writing to express the EMSCNJ’s full support of the Nutley Volunteer Emergency and Rescue Squad. They are members in Good Standing with our organization.

With its proud 67-year history of service to Nutley and surrounding communities, the NVERS is a treasure to ...


Nutley's On3 update: 200 Metro Blvd. occupied; changes to Phase IIA of Roche site Redevelopment

August 31, 2020

NUTLEY, NJ - Mayor/Parks and Recreation Commissioner Mauro G. Tucci announced during the Tuesday, Aug. 11 Nutley Board of Commissioners meeting that Eisai will fully occupy 200 Metro Blvd. at the On3 campus. PB Nutcliff Master, LLC also presented changes to the proposed Phase IIA of the redevelopment plan to the On3 site.

Eisai, a Japanese oncology and neurology-focused pharmaceutical ...

Nutley Restaurateur Celebrates News of Eisai's Arrival at On3, Expands with Rooftop Dining, Live Music

NUTLEY, NJ - It wasn't long after news broke about a new tenant at Prism's On3 campus in Nutley that local business owners began to express their happiness about the prospects for the local small business economy. TAPinto caught up with Khris Reina, owner of the Oakley Kitchen and Cocktails on Bloomfield Ave. 

"I'm so relieved that the trophy building ...

Paterson Will Pilot Guaranteed Income

September 20, 2020

“I'm now convinced that the simplest approach will prove to be the most effective — the solution to poverty is to abolish it directly by a now widely discussed measure: the guaranteed income.”

- Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

In June 2020, a coalition of mayors founded Mayors for a Guaranteed Income (MGI) to advocate for direct, recurring cash payments to everyday ...

OPINION: Illicit Budget Raid of Clean Communities Fund Will Gut Litter Clean Up Programs in NJ

In my 40 years in Trenton as a business executive and President of the New Jersey Clean Communities Council (NJCCC), I recognize that these are difficult times for government leaders desperate to find revenue to plug state budget holes. 

But responsible revenue policy must stay within the legal boundaries of state law. 

Case in point: the recent proposal by the state Department of ...

IRS releases state-by-state breakdown of nearly 9 million non-filers who will be mailed letters about Economic Impact Payments

September 20, 2020

WASHINGTON –The Internal Revenue Service today released a state-by-state breakdown of the roughly nine million people receiving a special mailing this month encouraging them to see if they’re eligible to claim an Economic Impact Payment.

The IRS will mail the letters to people who typically aren’t required to file federal income tax returns but may qualify for an Economic ...

New Jersey to Provide Opioid-Overdose Antidote Naloxone for Free to Residents September 24-26 at Participating Pharmacies Across the State.

Residents Can Obtain Free Naloxone at 322 Participating Pharmacies Without Providing Name or a Prescription

(TRENTON) – Governor Murphy and Human Services Commissioner Carole Johnson announced the state will offer the opioid overdose reversal drug naloxone (commonly called Narcan) for free to residents at participating pharmacies throughout New Jersey from September 24th through ...

IRS to mail special letter to estimated 9 million non-filers, urging them to claim Economic Impact Payment by Oct. 15 at

WASHINGTON – Later this month, the Internal Revenue Service will start mailing letters to roughly 9 million Americans who typically don’t file federal income tax returns who may be eligible for, but have not registered to claim, an Economic Impact Payment. 

The letters will urge recipients to register at by Oct. 15 in order to receive their payment by the end of the ...

Florence Adler Swims Forever by Rachel Beanland

Florence Adler Swims Forever by Rachel Beanland (Simon & Schuster, 2020)


Month and Year: August 1926

Event: At the age of 21, the tenacious Trudy Ederly, a 1924 Olympic gold medalist in the 4 x 100 meter freestyle relay,  became the first woman to swim across the English Channel. Ederly, a Jersey girl, made it from the shores of France to the British Coast in 14 hours and ...

Too Much and Not Enough by Mary Trump

Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World’s Most Dangerous Man by Mary L. Trump, Ph.D. (Simon & Schuster, 2020)


I admit it. I couldn’t wait to get my copy of Too Much and Never Enough by President Donald Trump’s niece, Mary Trump. Mary, whose father, Fred, was Donald’s  older brother, was shunned by her grandfather and cut out of the ...

The Source by James Michener

Retro Review

The Source by James Michener, 1965. 


It is nearly impossible to describe the scope of The Source, a remarkable historical novel by James Michener. Nearly 1000 pages long, the rich details about the evolution of humanity, from the days of the cave dwellings till the modern era, Michener regales us with details of the many civilizations that have dwelled in the ...


Aug 29, 1947 - Sep 18, 2020
Mascolo, Paul, age 73, of Nutley passed away on September 18th at home surrounded by his ...
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Oct 13, 1967 - Sep 2, 2020
Beloved Father and Brother, Nutley Chamber of Commerce President Daniel M. Leon, 52, of Nutley, ...
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The Jaffe Briefing - September 18, 2020

BEDMINSTER – In this Trump era, the news is numbing. The President’s ethical lapses are met with seething outrage on one side, and dismissive shrugs on the other.  Still, reporters are trying to educate the masses, for those who still read blurbs with more than 280 characters., for example, is now reporting that Trump’s luxury properties have charged U.S. taxpayers ...