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Kirk Cameron to Attend 'Trapped in My Own Body' Book Launch at Nutley Public Library

September 16, 2019

NUTLEY, NJ - Actor Kirk Cameron, known to many for his role in ABC's 'Growing Pains' will be at the Nutley Free Public Library Thursday September 19 for the launch of 'Trapped In My Body In My Own Words.'

'Trapped' is the story of Nutley resident Melissa Centrella, who despite serious physical challenges, never stopped being a gregarious high school student who made ...

This Is The First Full Week of School Nutley Police Department Reminds Residents Drive Safely

NUTLEY, NJ - The Nutley Police Department reminds residents school is open, drive safely.

Is it Time for New Jersey to 'Get in the Game', and Permanently Move Up Our Presidential Primary?

Each week former New Jersey State Assemblymen and former gubernatorial candidates John Wisniewski (Democrat) & Jack Ciattarelli (Republican) will tackle New Jersey's most pressing issues. This week: New Jersey's late Presidential Primary

On the Democratic side, there more than 20 candidates running for President -- there might be some very crowded state primaries. On ...

Gun Safety Legislation

Each week former New Jersey State Assemblymen and former gubernatorial candidates John Wisniewski (Democrat) & Jack Ciattarelli (Republican) will tackle New Jersey's most pressing issues. This week:

Gun Safety Legislation

This week, Senator Bob Menendez called on upon Senate Majority leader Sen. Mitch McConnell to allow a vote on gun safety measures. At a ...

Nutley Board of Education Candidate Statement: Danny Carnicella

September 13, 2019

My name is Daniel A. Carnicella and I am excited to announce my candidacy for re-election to the Nutley Board of Education. I am a graduate of Nutley High School. Class of 1993, owner of an Insurance and Financial Consulting firm in Nutley, a homeowner, and most importantly a parent.

At an early age I learned that in order to implement positive change one needs to be involved. For this reason, ...

An Independent Thinker

You may have seen in the last few elections people running together on one ticket for the BOE and wondered what the benefit was. Well, for those running, the benefit is that perhaps if someone likes one of them they will vote for all three. But for you, the constituent, there is no benefit. There's no benefit to three people joining the board who decide to blindly follow each other.

Frank DeMaio for Nutley Board of Education Candidate Statement

Because there is nothing more important than our children’s education, I have decided to seek a full term on the Nutley Board of Education.

As a former Educator/Administrator I realize that we need to strike a balance between what we need to do educationally and what we can afford to do. I believe that I can help make the right decisions for our children without taxing our people out of ...

Dominick Ritacco: Nutley Board of Education Candidate Statement

Because of my unwavering love for my children, and my deep-rooted interest in our community, I have made the decision to run for the Nutley Board of Education.

My name is Dominick Ritacco, and I am blessed with an amazing wife, Elizabeth, and our three young children, Dominick (age 6), Vincent (age 4) and Ava (age 1). I am a vaccine research and development scientist for Pfizer, and own and ...

Vito D'Alessio: Candidate for Nutley Board of Education Election on Nov. 5, 2019

My name is Vito D’Alessio, and I am running for the Nutley Board of Education because it will enable me to continue to serve my community and make a lasting impact on the lives of our citizens and, most importantly, our children. My wife, Tara, has been a teacher for more than twenty-seven years, and together we have raised two incredible sons, both of whom recently graduated from Nutley ...

Ralph Chimento Seeks Position on Nutley Board of Education

I am Ralph Chimento, a proud husband of twenty-four years and father of three children, a son and a daughter who recently graduated from Nutley High School, and a daughter who is entering her freshman year. I am a Lieutenant with the Belleville Fire Department where I have worked for twenty-three years. I decided to run for a seat on the Nutley Board of Education because I care deeply about this ...

Official Notice: Special Meeting of Nutley Board of Education

July 29, 2019

July 29, 2019

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 Meeting on Thursday August 8, 2019 at 6 p.m. in the Media Center of John H. Walker Middle School.

Upon opening the meeting, the Board will go into Closed Executive Session for an undetermined period of time for personnel matters and ...

70 Years Ago, Camden Man Became Nation's First Mass Murderer

His name, like the names of his victims, is nearly forgotten. 

But what Howard Unruh did 70 years ago today in Camden, N.J. foreshadowed the insanity of mass shootings we live with today.

Insanity is the operative word here. From lockdown drills in nursery schools to bullet resistant backpacks, random mass shootings have become part of the “uniquely American” cultural ...

Seton Hall University Begins Academic Year with First-Day Furry Friends

September 3, 2019

To the Editor:

Re: “Seton Hall University Begins Academic Year with First-Day Furry Friends

Animals enrich our lives, of that there is no doubt.  But animals should not be subjected to streams of groping hands and constant handling so students can be distracted from their studies and stress for a few minutes.

The bunnies, chicks, goats, sheep, cow and other animals used ...

Newark’s Water Crisis is As Much about Lack of Vision and Courage As It Is About Mismanagement and Malfeasance

Everyone knows it has always been a coveted desire to privatize Newark’s Water Department. The money such an agency would generate would be massive and would invite corruption. If you don’t believe me just look at what happened under the Newark Watershed Conservation and Development Corporation.

In 2013, an investigation by a State Comptroller revealed that there was ramped ...

West Orange Council Asks County to Send Master Plan for Proposed Zoo Expansion

September 18, 2019

WEST ORANGE, NJ – A resolution urging Essex County to “present a Master Plan for public review and consideration by the Planning Board along with a traffic study [and environmental impact study] before any further development plans are presented” for the expansion of the Turtle Back Zoo was adopted by at 4-1 vote during this week’s township council meeting.

Councilwoman ...

New Coffee House on Halsey Street Newark Emphasizes Quality

NEWARK, NJ - Domenico Luccarelli has been in the retail business for most of his life. But when his family market in Holmdel was sold, he wanted to find a new line of work.

Interested in running his own business, he began exploring franchise opportunities, and eventually settled on Sweetwaters Coffee & Tea, a small but growing coffeehouse founded in 1993 in downtown Ann Arbor, Mich., near ...

NJ State Senator Tony Bucco Has Passed Away

September 17, 2019

BOONTON, NJ - The Garden State is mourning the loss of longtime Senator Tony Bucco, who passed away today after he had a massive heart attack.  Here is the statement released from the family spokesperson:

Michael DuHaime, spokesman for the Bucco family, released the following statement this evening: 

“It is with great sadness I share that Senator Tony Bucco suffered a ...

Hunterdon Freeholder Charged with DWI

RARITAN TWP., NJ – Hunterdon County Freeholder John E. Lanza has been charged with driving while intoxicated, according to a press release this afternoon from Raritan Township police.

Lanza, 42, lives in the township and is not only a Freeholder, but is an attorney and has been the municipal prosecutor in East Amwell and Delaware Townships.

According to police, they were dispatched to ...


North Jersey High School Students Graduate from Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine at Seton Hall University MINDS Program

August 23, 2019

NUTLEY, NJ - Fourteen New Jersey high school students graduated from the Medical Internship Navigating Diversity & Science (MINDS) Program. at Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine at Seton Hall University on Thursday Aug. 22. The 14 students were chosen from a pool of almost 300 applicants to the internship program, now in its second year.

Paola Tenezaca, a rising senior at ...

Traffic Study for On3 Approved, Little League Champs, More at Nutley Board of Commissioners

NUTLEY, NJ - Parks and Recreation Commissioner Mauro G. Tucci announced during the Tuesday, Aug. 6, Board of Commissioners public meeting that the 13-year-old intermediate Little League team won both the State and Eastern Regional Championship.

The Little League team went on to play in California but lost. “They conducted themselves in a way we all should be very ...

Vegan Shawarma’s Plant-Based Foods Recreate Tastes of an Israeli Childhood

September 19, 2019

Consumers identifying themselves as vegan has increased from just 1% to 6% between 2014 and 2017, a 600% increase, according to a report in Forbes. Growth of plant-based alternatives to meat and dairy products is on the rise. Vegan (no animal products, including dairy) products are growing in popularity even among those who don't consider themselves vegetarian ...

Jersey Shore Outdoors: LBI Area Fishing Report

September 17, 2019

LONG BEACH ISLAND REGION - The end to the 2019 summer flounder season in New Jersey is drawing near with the final day this Saturday, September 21. Predicted strong winds will roil the ocean up for most of the rest of the week and likely mean a slow finish to the season.

I fished the Little Egg Reef with fishing buddies Joe Hummel and Dave Rinear last week, and we returned to the dock ...

National Suicide Prevention Week

September 9, 2019

September 9, 2019

Dear Parent/Guardian(s) and Families,

Today begins National Suicide Prevention week. According to the 2019 State Fact Sheets data from the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, on average one person dies by suicide every 11 hours in New Jersey. Suicide continues to be the 14th leading cause of death in the state and is the second leading cause of death for New Jersey ...


September 13, 2019


Fraud -  Headquarters received a walk in report regarding credit card fraud.  The victim stated that they received an email from their credit card company notifying them of a charge totaling $2,128.71, that the victim did not make.  Another email was received regarding another purchase in the amount of $750.00, also not made by the victim.  The financial ...

The Jaffe Briefing - September 19, 2019

SHORT HILLS – Residents of this expensive enclave threw out everything they could, but it looks like a housing complex – with 12 affordable housing units – is coming to town. The Millburn council voted to squeeze a 62-unit complex, and medical offices, on the site of an abandoned gas station, over howls of protest. Hundreds of residents pulled out all the ammo they could, ...

LEGO Club at Nutley Public Library Starts Monday

September 19, 2019

Starting September 23, the Nutley Public Library will host a monthly LEGO Club for grades K-5. Each month, children can hang out with other LEGO fans and work on a new project under the guidance of a LEGO expert.

The LEGO Club will meet on the following Mondays from 5:30-6:30 PM:

September 23
October 21
November 18
December 9

No registration is required and all skill ...

Prediabetes-Your Wake-up Call

NJ 2-1-1 is a free, statewide information and referral service that connects people in need with existing programs and services that can help. It’s focus is on health and human services, which means that if you are struggling to feed your family; pay the utility bill; find childcare/healthcare/eldercare; locate affordable housing; find substance abuse services, get assistance with mental ...

Fall Clothing Swap at Yantacaw School in Nutley This Saturday

It's "Back to School" time, which means it's time for the 6th Annual Yantacaw School Fall Swap!  Our Fall Swap is on Saturday, September 21st and is for clothing, costumes, and sports equipment only.  It's a chance for you to clear out some outgrown items, and get them into the hands of families who could use them!  This event is sponsored ...

Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens

Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens (G.P. Putnam’s Sons, 2018)


Where the Crawdads Sing is Delia Owens’ first novel, although she and her husband have published three internationally acclaimed non-fiction books about Owens’ experiences as a wildlife scientist in Africa. Where the Crawdads Sing scored a Number 1 spot on the New York Times Bestseller List, winning ...

Clean and Lean by Ian K, Smith, M.D.

Clean and Lean by Ian K. Smith, M.D. (St. Martin’s Press, 2019)


I have battled the bulge my whole life. Most people have, especially as they get older. To help people like me, and to provide new information to those who have achieved the ideal body weight and muscle tone, Ian K. Smith, M.D. is back with his new book on good health habits, Clean and Lean. Once again, ...

TAPinto Featured Franchisee: Faith Ballantine-Armonaitis of TAPinto Hasbrouck Heights/Wood-Ridge/Teterboro

The featured TAPinto franchisee for September 2019 is Faith Ballantine-Armonaitis of TAPinto Hasbrouck Heights/Wood-Ridge/Teterboro.  The loss of the weekly newspapers in Hasbrouck Heights and Wood-Ridge motivated Faith, a communications professional and active community volunteer, to start TAPinto in her area.  

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Jul 19, 1940 - Sep 10, 2019
Loving Wife, Mother, Sister, Grandmother & Great-Grandmother Victoria M. Petracco, 79 of ...
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Apr 23, 1918 - Aug 19, 2019
Ruth G. Bedford, 101 passed away on Monday, August 19, 2019 at her home. Born in Nutley, NJ, Ruth ...
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