“Paukwa Pakawa”: Swahili Storytime (Ages 5-12)

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“Paukwa Pakawa" means “it came to and it happened” in Swahili - a Bantu language spoken throughout East Africa. Learn words, phrases, and listen to tales in the Swahili language. Storyteller Sabina Wasonga-Gitau is a native Swahili speaker who has taught at Nishuane's Explorer program in Montclair where she lives with her family.

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  1. Jessica Trujillo
  2. 973-744-0500, ext. 2236
  3. youthservices@montclair.bccls.org
Tue, February 25
4:30 pm — 5:30 pm
Add to My Calendar 02/25/2020 4:30pm 02/25/2020 5:30pm America/New_York “Paukwa Pakawa”: Swahili Storytime (Ages 5-12)

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“Paukwa Pakawa" means “it came to and it happened” in Swahili - a Bantu language spoken throughout East Africa. Learn words, phrases, and listen to tales in the Swahili language. Storyteller Sabina Wasonga-Gitau is a native Swahili speaker who has taught at Nishuane's Explorer program in Montclair where she lives with her family.

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Official Notice: Board of Education Meeting Jan. 28, 2020

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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 Open Public Board Meeting on Tuesday,  January 28, 2020 at 6:30 pm in the Choir Room of the John H. Walker Middle School.

Formal action will be taken.
Edward J. Appleton
Interim Business Administrator/
Board Secretary

Annual Notice Township of Nutley Rent Leveling Board 2020 Public Meeting Schedule

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Annual Official Notice Township of Nutley 2020 Holiday Schedule

BE IT RESOLVED by the Board of Commissioners of the Township of Nutley, County of Essex, State of New Jersey that the following days shall be considered paid holidays:

 

 

2020 HOLIDAY SCHEDULE

 




Wednesday


January 1, 2020


New Year’s Day




Monday


January 20, 2020


Martin ...

Nutley Free Public Library February 2020 Programs

February 2020 Programs at Nutley Public Library

 

Saturday, February 1, 22, 29 at 11:00 a.m. – Drop-in Craft.  Stop by the Children’s Room to make a craft to take home.  For all ages while supplies last!  No registration required.

 

Monday, February 3 at 7:00 p.m. – DISH!  The Monday Night Cookbook Club.  Each month ...

Nutley Public Library 2020 Winter Reading Challenge

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On the SnapChat video of January 2020 featuring Nutley High School students

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Dear Dr. Glazer and members of the Nutley community, past and present,

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Ex-Inmates Complete Newark Intervention Program

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Official Notice: Board of Education Meeting Jan. 28, 2020

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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 Open Public Board Meeting on Tuesday,  January 28, 2020 at 6:30 pm in the Choir Room of the John H. Walker Middle School.

Formal action will be taken.
Edward J. Appleton
Interim Business Administrator/
Board Secretary

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Dear Nutley Staff, Students, Parents and Community,

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          Come as a flapper or come as you are,

          Dress as a gangster or silent screen star,

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Rep. Sherrill Introduces Legislation to Expand Opioid Resources for Medical and Health Professionals

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IRS Free File can save families money; find tax benefits all for free

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Winter Break 2020 Events at the Nutley Free Public Library

Winter Break Events:

Tuesday, February 18 at 11:00 a.m. – LEGO & Games (All ages). 

Wednesday, February 19 at 11:00 a.m. – Craft Day (All ages)

Thursday, February 20 at 2:00 p.m. – Family Movie Day (Rated PG Film)

Friday, February 21 at 1:00 p.m. – Video Game Free Play (All skill levels)

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Obituaries

Sep 7, 1933 - Jan 14, 2020
Loving Husband, Father and Grandfather Michael A. Conca, 86 of Nutley, passed away on Tuesday, ...
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James Vincent Tricarico, 33, of Nutley, NJ, passed away on Friday, November 15, 2019. There will be ...
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