The Toll of the Garden State Parkway in Bloomfield

Join Bloomfield historian Richard Rockwell as he explores the impact the Garden State Parkway had on the township of Bloomfield when it was built in the 1950s. Through historical photos, maps and newspaper articles, explore the controversies and protests surrounding the project, as well as the hundreds of houses that were demolished or moved to make way for the GSP. Love it or hate it, you’ll be fascinated by the history of the Garden State Parkway through Bloomfield.

The event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.

Parking is available next door at the School Administration Building lot on the corner of Belleville Avenue and Broad Street.

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Tue, March 24
7:30 pm — 8:30 pm
Add to My Calendar 03/24/2020 7:30pm 03/24/2020 8:30pm America/New_York The Toll of the Garden State Parkway in Bloomfield

Join Bloomfield historian Richard Rockwell as he explores the impact the Garden State Parkway had on the township of Bloomfield when it was built in the 1950s. Through historical photos, maps and newspaper articles, explore the controversies and protests surrounding the project, as well as the hundreds of houses that were demolished or moved to make way for the GSP. Love it or hate it, ...

147 Broad Street Bloomfield, NJ 07003

Bloomfield Presbyterian Church on the Green

147 Broad Street
Bloomfield, NJ 07003

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Township of Nutley COVID-19 Update April 6, 2020

April 6, 2020

The Township of Nutley is providing an update to the community on several important matters, including additional cases, a reminder to continue social distancing practices, and information on homemade face masks.

The Board of Commissioners thoughts and prayers go out to all of the deceased and their families. Flags in Nutley and across the state have been lowered to half-staff in honor of all ...

Township of Nutley COVID-19 Update March 30, 2020

The Township of Nutley Board of Commissioners is saddened to share the news of the death of a fourth Nutley resident who tested positive for COVID-19. Our thoughts and prayers are with the victim’s family.

In addition, as of March 30th, there are a total of 82 known cases of COVID-19 in Nutley, including 10 new cases identified today. Statewide, there are a total of 16,636 known cases ...

How Nutley can promote civic engagement

April 7, 2020

I believe that our local government needs to do more to promote civic engagement and in doing so create more transparency into how our government works. To accomplish this, I am proposing that the commissioners do the following:

Host Quarterly Town Hall Meetings

While attending the Board of Commissioners meeting since this past July, I began to ask myself why so few people attend the ...

Listening To Your Ideas About Making Nutley Even Greater

My name is Maria Hamlin and my family and I have lived in Nutley for over 16 years. I am a retired Nutley Police Officer, Veteran, and Chief Master Sergeant of the United States Air Force. I am currently seeking a position as a Commissioner in our upcoming township municipal election on May 12, 2020.

As I write this from my home, I hope that you and yours are well. My thoughts and prayers ...

My plan for lowering and stabilizing Property Taxes

Nutley needs to rein in spending to bring much needed relief to our homeowners. Too many senior citizens and families are struggling to keep up with the ever-growing burden of property taxes. Many people say that is not possible to lower and/or stabilize taxes and that it is a New Jersey problem. However, I say that it is possible if we implement some simple practices such as the ones listed ...

Letter to the Community

To the Nutley Community,

This is Sam Fleitell, owner of Trio Jewelers at 301 Franklin Avenue.  Due to the current medical emergency, all of the town’s non-essential businesses are closed.  Unfortunately, some may not be able to re-open.  No one can predict what will happen, yet as businesses, we are doing our best to stay relevant.  I have been working with the ...

Daniel A. Carnicella Discusses Community and Communication

Dear Friends,

I hope this letter finds you and your family safe and healthy.

We are currently facing a public health emergency like none of us have ever experienced in our lifetimes, nor could most have us even imagined possible. This crisis highlights the crucial role of our leaders at the local, state and federal levels. I have been working diligently in my current role, on the Nutley ...

Welcome to Mommy Mayor

Six years ago I started this journey that I called Mommy Mayor. I was embarking on my third year on council, my first term as Mayor and I did so with a toddler and infant in hand.

I started Mommy Mayor as an opportunity to highlight all that woman can do, to bring awareness to the successes and obstacles that come with being a working mom and a mom in public service. To be honest I also did it ...

Nutley Commissioners Election Vote By Mail Information

April 7, 2020

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Vote By Mail Video from Essex County Clerk's Office

This is a reminder that even though the COVID-19 pandemic is ongoing, Governor Murphy signed Executive Order #105 ordering elections scheduled for May 12, 2020 shall be conducted solely by vote-by-mail ballots, in order to stop the spread of the coronavirus.

Therefore, the Nutley Municipal Election will be ...

Resources and Funding Opportunities for Small Businesses

The Nutley Board of Commissioners is providing information on a variety of resources available to support our business community during this difficult time.

Please see below for:

Information on a telephone townhall this evening with Congresswoman Mike Sherrill focused on small business and unemployment assistance
Federal assistance options for small businesses
New Jersey assistance ...

Township of Nutley COVID-19 April 7 Update

COVID-19 Update
April 7, 2020 - Revised 11:45am

Nutley Update on COVID-19

The Township of Nutley is providing an update to the community on several important matters, including additional known cases, information on the upcoming Nutley Commissioners Election, and information on a coronavirus telephone town hall with Congresswoman Mikie Sherrill this evening focused on small business and ...

Picking Up the Pieces

I read that with all of this family time spent indoors, jigsaw puzzles are in high demand.

Ironically, I find this puzzling because I myself am not a big puzzle person. Nor is my family.

I have puzzled a few times with ill effects. After about 30 minutes my eyes begin to cross, my fingers grow numb, and I start to drool, with very little to show for my efforts. In contrast, I can experience ...

Chesstronauts Are Landing At The Nutley Public Library

The Nutley Public Library welcomes a new club for grades 3-8: Chesstronauts!

Beginning Monday, March 9 from 4:00-5:30 PM students can receive instruction on the game of chess from a group of chess aficionados from Montclair Kimberley Academy. All skill levels are welcome, from beginners to those looking for more advanced strategies. 

Sign-up is required at ...

March 2020 Programs at the Nutley Public Library

Monday, March 2 at 7:00 p.m. – DISH!  The Monday Night Cookbook Club.  Each month patrons will choose, prepare at home, and share a DISH!  From a selected cookbook.  We will then gather to sample each others recipes, discuss our cooking techniques and share stories and cultures.

Monday, March 2 at 6:45 p.m. – Hooked on Books Reading Club.  Discuss ...

The Kingsland Manor Presents A Wine and Spirits Prohibition Party

NUTLEY, NJ - Prohibition officially began on January 17, 1920, when the Volstead Act went into effect. 

Join us as we observe the centennial of this failed national experiment.

          Come as a flapper or come as you are,

          Dress as a gangster or silent screen star,

          It is going to be ...

Van Riper House's Wish for 2020 Comes True: A New Lease and Path to Restoration and Revitalization

NUTLEY, NJ - The Van Riper House Inc. got their wish for 2020 a little early: the Township of Nutley Board of Commissioners approved a new 20 year lease at the Dec. 18, 2019 open public meeting. 

The Van Riper House, a historic property owned by the Township of Nutley, is one of the oldest buildings in the Garden State. It has been leased by the Van Riper House, Inc. for decades. In 2019, ...

Nutley Volunteer Emergency & Rescue Squad is #NutleyStrong

April 1, 2020

The members of Nutley Volunteer Emergency & Rescue Squad would like to take a moment to express our appreciation to you for your support.

We’d like to thank you for all your generous donations. It is the continuing generosity of people like you that helps to make our organization successful.

But our work is not done yet. It is going to take much more time and effort to fully ...

Essex County Government Response to the Coronavirus Pandemic

Greetings fellow residents of Essex County.

When addressing the Essex County community at large, I usually do so as President of the Board of Chosen Freeholders. On this occasion, under these unprecedented circumstances, I am expressing my thoughts as a father, a son, a husband, and concerned neighbor who loves his community.

The spread of the COVID-19 virus has affected so many of us in my ...


Nutley's Prism Capital Partners Donates Stockpile of Critical Safety Gear to Hackensack Meridian Health

March 26, 2020

NUTLEY, NJ - more than 400 DuPont Tyvek Bacteria suits; more than 500 Kimtec bacterial masks; and in excess of 1,000 personal hygiene kits each containing four masks, latex gloves, a disposable thermometer, hand sanitizer and sterile wipes.were delivered to Hackensack Meridian Health’s Hackensack University Medical Center this week after being found in a storage area on the On3 ...

Coronavirus Test Under Development at Center for Discovery and Innovation in Nutley

NUTLEY, NJ -- Researchers at the Hackensack Meridian Health Center for Discovery and Innovation (CDI) are currently developing rapid response diagnostic tests for the coronavirus, known as COVID-19. Robert Menendez, U.S. Senator from New Jersey, toured the CDI lab and called for a stronger federal response to this growing crisis. TAPintoTV spoke with CDI officials as well as their Chief ...

Nutley Public Schools Spring Break Update

April 3, 2020

April 3, 2020

Dear Nutley Staff, Students, and Parents,

At the end of three weeks of Virtual Learning, I continue to be amazed by the effort and dedication of our students, parents, teachers, support staff, and administrators. I know everyone is working more and harder than before, and you have proven the quote, “Always remember, you are braver than you believe, stronger than you ...

Free Meals Available to All Nutley Resident Children

March 26, 2020

Dear Nutley Parents, Staff and Community,

Due to the closure of the Nutley Public Schools for COVID 19, we have applied for and have been approved by the New Jersey Department of Agriculture to operate temporarily under the Seamless Summer Option (SSO). The Seamless Summer Option is a federal meal program that allows School Food Authorities (SFAs) already participating in the ...

Bloomfield First Responders Honor Clara Maass Healthcare Professionals

April 7, 2020

BELLEVILLE, NJ – Bloomfield First Responders joined their comrades from Belleville and Nutley on Monday afternoon to show appreciation for the doctors, nurses and staff at Clara Maass Medical Center in Belleville with a Salute to Healthcare Heroes.

The personnel at the hospital are bravely fighting on the front lines in the war against coronavirus (COVID-19), so the three townships came ...

Nutley Mourns 7th COVID-19 Coronavirus Death

NUTLEY, NJ - The Township of Nutley is mourning the 7th death due to COVID-19 Coronavirus. The latest fatality was reported in the daily report by the County of Essex on April 4. The report was published after the morning report from the Nutley Office of Emergency Management (OEM). 

There are currently 164 confirmed cases of coronavirus in Nutley.

The Nutley OEM stresses that "due ...

Paterson Mayor Andre Sayegh Tests Positive for Coronavirus

April 8, 2020

PATERSON, NJ- Mayor Andre Sayegh has tested positive for COVID-19, he announced in a statement Tuesday.

Saying that he was not suffering from a fever or cough, and that he doesn’t know where he contracted it, he is now fully quarantined in his home. His wife, Farahanna, has also been tested and Sayegh said they would closely monitor their three children. 

“I encourage all ...

Bergen County's Coronavirus Case Numbers Continue to Increase

TRENTON, NJ - Governor Phil Murphy announced another the newest positive cases of novel coronavirus and deaths at his Monday afternoon press conference along with and state officials.

There are 3,663 new cases with 86 new deaths. Statewide, there are 41,090 positive cases and 1,003 deaths in total as of Monday. The Governor announced Bergen County continues ...

‘Freshening’: One Tip for Making a Creative, Small Passover Seder

April 6, 2020

This story first ran on TAPinto East Brunswick.

How does a family have a Passover seder, usually a big event with a sumptuous table, games for kids, shared readings and lots of sweet wine, when practicing social distancing? Most of us are at home now, in small family groups, by ourselves or alone during this festival. Even the profit Elijah may be hesitant to come to the door, no ...

Nutley Police Department Blotter March 28 to April 3, 2020

April 3, 2020


Shoplifting – Franklin Avenue – Officers responded to the area in regards to a report of shoplifting.  The store manager stated that a male stole items from the store and then fled south on Franklin Ave, continuing east on Essex Street. 

Suspicious Incident – High Street – A suspicious incident was reported to Officers.  The victim stated ...

The Jaffe Briefing - April 8, 2020

The Jaffe Briefing will be off Thursday and Friday, celebrating the spring holidays, returning Monday, April 13.

STATEWIDE – Does Gov. Phil Murphy hate the spring holidays? Does he hate the great outdoors? Is he trying to further destroy our spring break? Assume the answer to all three questions is a resounding "No." But the governor has ...

The CARES Act and What It Means for NJ Small Businesses

March 30, 2020

The $2.2 trillion coronavirus economic stimulus bill is providing a lifeline for small businesses in New Jersey and across the country in states that have been hit hard by the epidemic.

The cornerstone of the legislation for business owners is a bold a $349 billion lending program for companies that are currently struggling to make payroll and pay other bills. It also provides increased ...

10 Perks to Offer Healthcare Teams During COVID-19 Crisis...

It shouldn’t take a healthcare crisis to find ways for health care leaders to show front line healthcare team members how important they are and how much you care, but it is an especially important time to be extra considerate and thoughtful. Be prepared to go above and beyond for your employees so they go above and beyond for the patients in your care.

Below are 10 immediate perks you ...

Economic impact payments: What you need to know

April 8, 2020

The Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service today announced that distribution of economic impact payments will begin in the next three weeks and will be distributed automatically, with no action required for most people. However, some seniors and others who typically do not file returns will need to submit a simple tax return to receive the stimulus payment.

Who is eligible for ...

IRS issues warning about Coronavirus-related scams; watch out for schemes tied to Economic Impact Payments

The Internal Revenue Service today urged taxpayers to be on the lookout for a surge of calls and email phishing attempts about the Coronavirus, or COVID-19. These contacts can lead to tax-related fraud and identity theft.

"We urge people to take extra care during this period. The IRS isn't going to call you asking to verify or provide your financial information so you can get an ...

Social Security Recipients Will Automatically Receive Economic Impact Payments

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of the Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service Wednesday announced that Social Security beneficiaries who are not typically required to file tax returns will not need to file an abbreviated tax return to receive an Economic Impact Payment. Instead, payments will be automatically deposited into their bank accounts. 

“Social Security ...

The Good Neighbor

The Good Neighbor by Cathryn Grant (Inkubator Books, 2020)

 Recently I was at a doctor’s appointment and my physician asked if I had read anything good lately. Then she offered a tip to read The Good Neighbor by Cathryn Grant. 

The Good Neighbor starts off with an intriguing Prologue. In fact, the first line of the novel reads, “There was so much blood. It wasn’t ...

The Perfect Couple by Elin Hilderbrand

The Perfect Couple by Elin Hilderbrand (Little, Brown, 2018)


Who is “the perfect couple”in Elin Hilderbrand’s novel The Perfect Couple. Is it Greer Garrison Winbury, famous mystery author, and her husband, Tag, the owners of the Summerland estate on Nantucket? Is it the Winbury’s son, Benji and his beautiful fiancé, Celeste Otis? Is it Celeste’s ...

Rogue Lawyer by John Grisham

Rogue Lawyer by John Grisham  (Doubleday, 2015)


Quirky lawyers as protagonists make for fun reading if they are three-dimensional and believable. Take Mickey Haller, “the Lincoln lawyer,” from Michael Connelly’s series. Haller, a defender of bottom feeders like drug lords, bicycle gang members, and drunk drivers, uses his Lincoln Town car as his law office. In ...

TAPinto Featured Franchisee: Professors Rich and Anne Lee of TAPinto Greater Olean

The featured TAPinto franchisee for the month of April 2020 are journalism professors Rich and Anne Lee from St. Bonaventure University, who, together with their students, operate TAPinto Greater Olean.  TAPinto Greater Olean is owned by St. Bonaventure University's Jandoli School of Communication.

Q. Why did you want to franchise a TAPinto site? 

We were familiar ...


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