Speak Write: Giving Poetry a Voice Off the Page - New - ONLINE

This course will assist students in connecting reading materials and  their writings to real-life; and will also cover different writing styles such as alliteration, symbolism, haiku, imagery, metaphors, onomatopoeia and more.

Tuition - $69 (4 sessions)

Registration required

Contact Information
  1. Adult School Dept of Montclair Public Library
  2. (973)744-0500 x2224
  3. info@adultschool.org
Wed, July 28
4:00 pm — 8:00 am
Add to My Calendar 07/28/2021 4:00pm 08/19/2021 8:00am America/New_York Speak Write: Giving Poetry a Voice Off the Page - New - ONLINE

This course will assist students in connecting reading materials and their writings to real-life; and will also cover different writing styles such as alliteration, symbolism, haiku, imagery, metaphors, onomatopoeia and more.

Tuition - $69 (4 sessions)

Registration required

50 South Fullerton Ave Montclair, NJ 07042

Adult School Dept of Montclair Public Library

50 South Fullerton Ave
Montclair, NJ 07042

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September is Hunger Awareness Month and RWJBarnabas Health is hosting a 21-Day Food Equity Challenge

September 20, 2021

September is Hunger Awareness Month and as part of RWJBarnabas Health’s goal to address equity and systemic racism, the entire System is inviting its community partners and stakeholders to participate in a 21-Day Food Equity Challenge. The purpose of the challenge to gain insight into food equity, to better understand poverty and systemic racism has impacted food policy and ...

20th Annual Walkerthon Takes Over Nutley's Franklin Ave. This Friday

NUTLEY, NJ — The legacy of Nutley Public School's John H. Walker will be celebrated during the final Walkerthon this Friday Sept. 24. “ We hope that many people that knew and loved Mr. Walker participate in the walk to keep Mr. Walker’s memory alive” said Walt Smith, president of the foundation.

The legacy of Walker is not limited to the students whose ...

Nutley Little Theatre Audition Notice 'Yes Virginia, There Is A Santa Claus'

**AUDITION NOTICE** Yes Virginia, There is a Santa Claus : A Radio Play in Two Acts by Andrew J. Fenady, Directed by Beatriz Esteban-Messina

Auditions: Sunday Oct 17 6-8 PM, Monday Oct 18, 7-9 PM and call backs, if needed, Wed, Oct 20 7-9 PM.

Script will be provided at auditions. (Radio play version).

Performance dates: December 10,11,16,17,18 at 8 pm & Dec 12,18 at 2 ...

Why Are Stinging Insects So Aggressive in the Fall?

During the early summer months, hornets and yellow jackets rarely come out and sting people. So why do they become so aggressive during the late summer and fall? The reason has to do with how they spend their time in the summer versus what they’re doing in the fall!

The Life of A Stinging Insect

Most stinging insects are social, meaning they start and build a new colony every year ...

Tropical Storm Ida Letter from Nutley Board of Commissioners and OEM

September 9, 2021

September 9, 2021

Dear Resident and/or Business Owner,

The Board of Commissioners and the Office of Emergency Management are very aware of the issues you have been dealing with over the last several weeks. Consequently, we have been working tirelessly to receive state and federal assistance since Tropical Storm Ida. Nutley received as much damage, if not more damage than any other area ...

Tropical Storm Ida Recovery Resources and Links for Nutley Residents

In the interest of providing the most current storm related information available please be advised of the following:

Governors Murphy’s office has advised Mayor Tucci that the President has approved an “emergency declaration” for our state, and we are hopeful that after FEMA does their assessment, we will receive a ‘major declaration”, which could unlock much ...

Belleville Subpoenaed by Attorney General After Mayor Probes Payments Made to Township Employee

September 21, 2021

BELLEVILLE, NJ – Belleville Township was subpoenaed on Monday by the state Attorney General’s Office after Mayor Michael Melham last week prompted a personnel investigation into questionable payments being made to a municipal employee. 

Melham confirmed to TAPinto that State Police officials were in Town Hall on Monday to serve a subpoena on behalf of the Attorney ...

Bloomfield High Social Studies Educator is Named Teacher of the Year

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — The New Jersey Council for the Social Studies has named Shamshadeen Mayers, who teaches Advanced Placement United States history and Advanced Placement comparative government and politics at BHS, the Teacher of the Year Award for the 2021-2022 school year.

A teacher at BHS since 2016, Mayers is also a native of Bloomfield and a graduate of the high ...

Bridgewater BOE Approves Resolution Asking Governor to Allow Virtual Learning Option

September 21, 2021

BRIDGEWATER, NJ — The Bridgewater-Raritan board of education approved a resolution to ask Gov. Phil Murphy to allow statewide virtual learning options for students under 12, although the vote was not unanimous.

The board voted by a 6-3 margin at its Sept. 14 meeting to approve the resolution, which was suggested in light of the current status of the COVID-19 pandemic, including the Delta ...

Atlantic Health System Updates Their Visitor Policy

MORRISTOWN, NJ -  Atlantic Health System has updated their visitor policy on September 16 at all hospitals including; Chilton, Hackettstown, Newton, Overlook, Morristown Medical Center and Goryeb Children's Hospital.

No visitors are permitted for confirmed COVID-19 patients or people under investigation for COVID-19, the hospital stated.  Exceptions can be obtained only from the ...

Nutley Public Library September 2021 Events

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 local recommendations.  For updated information, ...

DISH! Nutley Public Library's Monday Night Cookbook Club

Monday, September 13, 2021 at 7:00 p.m.: DISH! The Monday Night Cookbook Club is a book club for adults, 18 years and older. Each month participants will choose, prepare, and share a DISH! from a selected cookbook.

We will then gather to discuss each other’s recipes, our cooking techniques, and share stories and culture. Registration is required. The intention is to meet in-person, but ...

New Jersey Date Night: Make the Grape Escape to Garden State Wineries

September 18, 2021

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

Thoughts of wine typically take your mind straight to Italy, France or Napa Valley. It’s understandable, but if you want to experience a mind-blowing date filled with beauty and flavor you should start thinking about New Jersey vineyards. 

Our state has many wineries from which to choose and most ...

It’s Apple Picking Season in NJ! How to Pick the Best Apples

NEW JERSEY — September is here, which means it’s apple picking season in the Garden State.

If you’re visiting one of New Jersey’s many pick-your-own farms for apples this season, use these tips to come home with the very best fruit:

First, get to know the varieties you’re picking. The color of a ripe apple will depend on that variety, so find out from the farm ...

Governor Murphy, Masking Children Should Be Decided By Parents

September 21, 2021

The issue of masking children and staff in schools is highly controversial to put in mildly and this has been exacerbated by Governor Murphy’s recent executive order mandating masks in schools for children and staff.  It is tragic whenever matters of personal health get politicized.  This because it is inevitable that political matters concerning policy that directly impacts your ...

Public Comment Necessity at Nutley Board of Education


The Nutley Board of Education’s decision (at the August 23, 2021 meeting) to undertake an official objection to Gov. Murphy’s Executive Order #251 mandating universal masking in our schools appears to have been done without diligence for wide-ranging community input.

Proceeding with such a decision that has not been fully ...

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 ...

The Art of (Interrupting) Conversation

A person with bad manners is one who tries to interrupt when you’re talking or talk when you are interrupting.
- Cartoon in Esquire Magazine

I recently received a random text message from an acquaintance of mine. I was in the middle of an important conversation with my wife when my phone started buzzing in my pocket, disrupting my train of thought which, if I could remember any of it, ...


City of Clifton Approves Zoning to Accommodate Limited Retail Uses at Prism’s ON3 

August 5, 2021

CLIFTON, N.J.– Prism Capital Partners has received new zoning approval from the City of Clifton that accommodates limited retail uses at ON3. The authorization is a critical step toward advancing Prism’s and the city’s vision for the 116-acre flagship redevelopment, centered ...

Marriott AC/Element Hotel Approved for On3 campus on Nutley / Clifton Border

NUTLEY, NJ — The City of Clifton approved the final site plan for the dual-brand hotel with rooftop bar at the On3 campus located on the Nutley / Clifton border.

The 266-room Marriott AC/Element Hotel will feature both limited-service and extended-stay options. Situated along NJ Rt. 3, the hotel guests will have easy access On3's corporate tenants, as well as Montclair State ...

From Terrorist Attacks to Floods, Firefighters Union President Reflects on 20 Years Since 9/11

September 10, 2021

September 11, 2001 was sunny with a bright blue sky. It was a Tuesday.  

I was a rookie Firefighter who reported to work that morning. We had just received delivery of our new Squad and all personnel were at Station 2 training on the new apparatus. Being the rookie I was sent to pick up bagels for my tour. While driving back the music on the radio was interrupted by a news flash that ...

Getting Ready for Back-to-School

As children return to in-person learning and social activities, making sure they stay healthy and safe is a top priority.

Getting your children vaccinated is one of the best ways to protect them and others.

Learn the facts – vaccines are:

All vaccines, including COVID-19, have been tested and monitored for safety. Your child can get a COVID-19 vaccine and other vaccines at ...

September Blood Drive Planned to Address Critical Need for Blood and Platelets

September 21, 2021

BELLEVILLE, NJ – Clara Maass Medical Center, a facility of RWJBarnabas Health is holding a community blood and platelet drive on Thursday, September 30, 2021 from 12:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the Belleville Senior Center, 125 Franklin Avenue in Belleville.  The drive is planned in partnership with the Kiwanis Club of Belleville/Nutley.

According to the American Red ...

Prime Healthcare's New Jersey Hospitals Announce Termination of Contract with UnitedHealthcare

Denville, New Jersey.

Prime Healthcare’s New Jersey hospitals announced its decision to terminate its contracts with UnitedHealthcare, citing that they are being significantly underpaid compared to the rates of neighboring facilities. The decision to terminate its contracts with United specifically impacts Saint Clare’s Health in Denville, Dover and Boonton, Saint Michael’s ...

Rep. Sherrill Statement on the 20th Anniversary of September 11th

Parsippany, NJ –– Representative Mikie Sherrill (NJ-11) released the following statement on the 20th anniversary of the September 11th terrorist attacks:

“For so many of us, it is difficult to believe it's been 20 years since that fateful Tuesday morning in September, which changed our world forever and cost us so many loved ones.

“We all remember where we ...

The Series of The Six Wives of Henry VIII by Alison Weir

Katherine of Aragon: The True Queen by Alison Weir (Ballantine, 2016)

Anne Boleyn: A King’s Obsession by Alison Weir (Ballantine, 2017)

Jane Seymour: The Haunted Queen by Alison Weir (Ballantine, 2018)

Anne of Kleve: The Princess in the Portrait by Alison Weir (Ballantine, 2019)

Katheryn Howard: The Scandalous Queen by Alison Weir (Ballantine, 2020)

Katherine Parr: the Sixth ...

Hamnet: A Novel of the Plague by Maggie O'Farrell

Hamnet: A Novel of the Plague by Maggie O’Farrell (Vintage Books, 2020)

In a style reminiscent of the great American naturalist, Gene Stratton Porter, one of the most popular authors of the early 20th century, Maggie O’Farrell’s  expressions of the world around us are more like poetry rather than prose. One has the sense in reading this magical story of a woman linked to ...


Nov 24, 1958 - Sep 5, 2021
Thomas John McEnery was born in Belleville, NJ on November 24, 1958, to Thomas Joseph and Agnes Ann ...
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- Sep 6, 2021
Retired Nutley Fire Captain, Devoted husband, father and grandfather Domenick DiSimone, Jr. of ...
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The Jaffe Briefing - September 21, 2021

OFF THE RAILS – There’s plenty of excitement about the new Hudson River tunnel, but who pays for New Jersey’s share of this massive, $10 billion infrastructure project? The short answer: drivers. The New Jersey Turnpike Authority is on the hook for the state’s share, now estimated at $1.6 billion, to be fueled by tolls on the Turnpike and Parkway. NJ Spotlight reports ...

'Year One' Captures Tensions of a Changing Society

UNION, NJ - After two years of closure, Premiere Stages on the campus of Kean University has re-opened with a stirring production of Erik Gernand’s play, “Year One.”

The time is 1933, the place, a city in Germany.  As Germany rebuilds after the devastation of World War I, a close-knit family is caught up in the possibilities of new life under the Weimar Republic. The ...

Movement, Meditation, and Nature: 5 Tips to Alleviate Stress

Stress has a negative impact on our mental and physical health. It can cause various physical ailments like headaches, stomachaches, tight muscles, fatigue, and even high blood pressure. Mentally, stress can make it difficult to concentrate or create memory problems.

But in our busy society run by the pressure of work, family, and the need to do more, how do we alleviate stress?

There are ...

Fall Flavors: Cooking With the Season’s Bounty

With spring and summer on their way out, it’s time to start looking ahead to fall, and one of the best parts of this time of year is cooking with all the great seasonal fruits and vegetables that thrive in these cooler months.

If you’re unsure what’s in season in September or don’t know what to do with the piles of produce-lining grocery store shelves, look no further.

How to Ensure Your Furnace Is Ready for Winter’s Cold Nights

The cooler nights of September are the perfect reminder to get your furnace ready for the long winter ahead. Any work on HVAC can be intimidating, and professionals should handle most tasks, but there are steps you can take to keep the heat on this winter.

We’ll look at some ways to prep your furnace for winter and the situations that call for expert help. With some preventive ...

Prep Your Home for Winter With These Easy Fall Tasks

There’s nothing quite like the weather in autumn. With the heat of summer finally breaking, it’s time to start enjoying more time outdoors and keep the windows open. With favorable weather, it’s easy to forget the cold and dark nights of winter looming ahead.

Luckily, there are several steps you can take during the fall to help prepare your home for the harsh conditions of ...

7 Tips for Creating a Lasting Fitness Plan

Now that the bulk of the pandemic is behind us, many are looking for ways to get back in their old fitness routine or start a new one. Whether you’re back at the gym or in your home fitness center, here are seven tips for creating a new routine you’ll actually stick to!

Start Slow

When starting a fitness routine, many people make the mistake of taking on more than they are ...

5 Tasty, Healthy Food and Wine Pairings

Light salad or grilled salmon make for delicious dishes perfect for the warm evenings of summer. Plus, those long summer days leave even more time for designing the ideal dinner. The hardest part may not be collecting the recipes or the cooking—and definitely not the eating—but rather finding the perfect wine to drink along with it!

If you’re looking to wow a partner, family, ...

Easy, Crowd-Pleasing, and Seasonal: 5 Side Dish Recipes for Fall

September brings with it a host of fresh produce: grapes, apples, leeks, brussel sprouts, cauliflower, lettuce, mushrooms, parsnips, and so much more! There are tons of delicious, in-season fruits and veggies ripe for whipping up mouth-watering side dishes. If you’re wondering how you’ll incorporate seasonal produce into your fall meals, here are a few of the best recipes for your ...

Say Goodbye to Summer With a Blowout Bash

As summer wraps up, it’s tempting to transition to cozy fall gatherings right away, but don’t move too quickly! Having a “goodbye summer” party is a great way to celebrate the last fresh, vibrant colors, sounds, and flavors of summer with your friends and family. So pull out the last of your summer décor and try these tips for making the most of your final summer ...