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Community Care Kitchen at Vincent Church Serves Free Hot Meal on Saturdays in Nutley

February 18, 2019

NUTLEY, NJ - A free hot dinner meal is served at 12  noon at Vincent United Methodist Church (100 Vincent Place in Nutley) on the second, third, fourth and last Saturday of each month. 

The meal is prepared and served by volunteers from local churches including Vincent Church, Grace Episcopal Church, St. Mary’s Church, Holy Family Church, Franklin Reformed Church, ...

Registration Opens this Week for 2019 Nutley Chamber of Commerce 5K

NUTLEY, NJ - Registration opens this week for the 2019 Nutley Chamber of Commerce 5K Fun Run benefitng the Nutley Educational Foundation 

Taking place early on a Sunday morning, the 5K includes a Kids Fun Run, a Short Sprint, and the annual 5K itself. Registration for each of the events opens in mid-February. 

Each year hundreds of runner and their supporters descend on ...

Sunshine Notice: Township of Nutley Zoning Board of Adjustment

February 19, 2019









PLEASE TAKE NOTICE, in accordance with the Open Public Meeting Law, Chapter 231, P.L. 1975 the regular public meeting of the Zoning Board of Adjustment of the Township of Nutley, Essex County, State of New Jersey for the month of May, 2019 has been ...

Important Information About Nutley Drinking Water - Disinfection Byproducts (DBPs) Above Water Standards Violation - February 4, 2019


Nutley Water Department Has Levels of Disinfection Byproducts (DBPs)
Above Water Standards

Our water system recently violated a drinking water standard.  Although this incident was not an emergency, as our customers, you have a right to know what happened and what we are doing to correct this situation.  We are required to monitor ...

The Kernel - Nutley Rites of Passage and Local Lore, Inspired by my friend Pete Bruno

Have you ever:

Walked the Passaic Avenue trestle?
Learned to swim at ITT?
Ate at Cousin Ben’s?
Fought on Church Hill?
Got a glove at Drewes or Savino’s?
Biked down Devil’s Hill?
Visited Albino Village or Monk’s Castle?
Seen Murphy directing traffic at the Four Corners?
Snuck under the fence at the Oval?
Had a Weller and talked with Kelly?
Caught or saw a ...

Local News: Real Stories About Us

For a dozen years I was a news columnist at the state’s largest newspaper and in the decade prior to that, I was its editor in charge of all local news.

I semi-retired from that company in December and wrote a farewell column expressing gratitude for being able to make a living doing something I loved for more than 40 years.

In that continued spirit, here is my inaugural column for ...

The Winter Snows

February 14, 2019

It was the day after the winter storm. Governor Murphy even called a state of emergency, snow, ice, rain, all mixed in a mushy 3 or 4 inches. Then when the temperature dropped, the mix all turned to ice.  10:30 AM Wednesday morning as I dressed for the walk after the storm. Boots, layers of cloths,  gloves, and my camera at hand.I walked out of my apartment down down the ...

Valentines Day Feb. 14th

Postcards, Candy, Heart shapes, Flowers, Hugs and Kisses, express your love give your heart to the one you love.

A hand written letter of words of expression, or  maybe a poem of thoughts of that person over the years you've been together. A special gift to the one you love, "a jewel you are ".  

Valentines Day dates back to the Middle Ages, in ...

Narcan Administered to School Bus Driver Who Allegedly Crashed into Tree, Police Say

February 20, 2019

NEWARK, NJ - City officials say Narcan was administered to the driver of a school bus that allegedly crashed into a tree today at 14th Avenue and Jones Street.  

Lisa Byrd, 57, was driving 12 children from 14th Avenue School when it crashed around 1:10 p.m., authorities said. Byrd, of Newark, is a driver from F & A Transport in East Orange, according to ...

West Orange Council Votes on Purchase of Rock Spring Golf Course

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Members of the West Orange Township Council voted unanimously in favor of approving the purchase of property at Rock Spring Golf Course on first reading during Tuesday's council meeting. A second bond ordinance to provide funding was approved by a vote of 4-1.

A second and final reading will be held on March 5 for the ordinance to acquire the ...

Cops: Sussex County Bomber's Other Skill - Magic Mushrooms

February 20, 2019

ROXBURY, NJ – When police searched the Port Morris home of a man accused earlier this month of detonating a homemade bomb in Sussex County they discovered a hallucinogenic mushroom growing operation protected by cameras and filled with strategically placed weapons, according to court records.

Details of the findings are included in a Feb. 7 affidavit filed by Roxbury Police Detective Tom ...

Cricket House Renovation Complete at Paterson’s Eastside Park

PATERSON, NJ - Growing up in St, John, Antigua, Keith Henry was a wicket keeper for Faith and Hope High School. Now 61, the acclaimed cricketer once played before a crowd of over 5,000 people at the Antigua Recreation Ground, the national stadium of Antigua and Barbuda.

The now Paterson resident, and still passionate cricket lover, was one of over 50 people, led by Mayor Andre Sayegh and Third ...


Planned Ground Up Construction to add 400,000 sq. ft. of Lab Space to Prism's On3 Campus in Nutley - Clifton

February 5, 2019

NUTLEY, NJ - Prism Capital Partners is finalizing plans to build a completely new, four story, laboratory building at the On3 campus in Nutley. The speculative lab building will add 400,000 sq. ft. of lab space on a 150,000 sq. ft. building on the former Roche site in Northern NJ.

“This state-of-the-art facility will be New Jersey’s first spec lab in recent history and ...

Friday Flashback: Gov. Murphy cuts ribbon opening Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine at Seton Hall University

NUTLEY, NJ - New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy joined leaders from Hackensack Meridian Health, Seton Hall University, and other dignitaries to officially open Hackensack Meridian Medical School at Seton Hall University on the On3 campus in Nutley and Clifton on May 30. The school is the first private medical school to open in the Garden State in 50 years. 

The first class of 55 students ...

Star of ‘Cara’s Cucina’ to Host Groundwork Elizabeth Gala Feb. 27

February 16, 2019

Cara Di Falco, star of “Cara’s Cucina,” will host Groundwork Elizabeth’s WinterGreen gala Feb. 27 at the Hilton Newark Airport Hotel.

A nonprofit founded in Elizabeth in 2003, Groundwork Elizabeth builds sustainable communities in Elizabeth, NJ and in nearby Union County communities with urban agriculture initiatives, youth programing and more.

“So ...

Sick Baby Seal Found Ashore in Belmar Now Recovering at Marine Mammal Stranding Center

February 17, 2019

BELMAR, NJ — Seal spottings on Belmar’s beaches and in its marina during the early spring usually attract much attention — except apparently for the malnourished seal that was discovered ashore in the borough on February 6.

The baby gray seal was rescued by volunteers of the Marine Mammal Stranding Center (MMSC), where it is now rehabilitating, according to the ...

Nutley Public Schools Delayed Opening for Wednesday, February 13

February 13, 2019

Due to continuing freezing rain and sleet overnight as well as icy conditions expected on sidewalks and side streets in the morning, the Nutley Public Schools will operate on a delayed opening schedule Wednesday, February 13t

Please be safe and allow extra travel time in the morning. The delayed opening schedule is listed below.

High School 9:35 a.m.

Middle School ...

Kindergarten Registration Begins February 25

The Nutley Public School District offers a free, full-day kindergarten program for residents of Nutley.

Children must be five years of age by October 1 of that school year. Kindergarten registration for September 2019 begins Monday, February 25, 2019.

Details on the registration process will be announced soon.

Repetitive Strain Injury Can Be Further Prevented by Proper Stretching

As a musician, there is no greater feeling than losing yourself in your instrument. However, playing any instrument frequently can lead to developing a repetitive strain injury. This can cause pain and make it difficult to play the music you love.

When faced with a repetitive strain injury, treating it quickly and efficiently is the best way to help you return to playing without pain. It is ...

Book Talk and Signing with Anthony Buccino at the Nutley Public Library

Meet Anthony Buccino as he reads from, and discusses the recently released volume in his series: Nutley Notables: The Men and Women Who Have Made a Memorable Impact on Our Hometown Nutley, New Jersey on Thursday, March 14th at 7:00 p.m.

This volume co-mingles the people with the history of Nutley, and you are bound to discover a few surprises. Volume Two pays a ...

Nutley Public Library Patrons Exceeded Winter Reading Challenge Goal

Thank you to everyone who participated in our 2019 Winter Reading Challenge!

We're happy to announce that we completely blasted through our Nutley Public Library goal of 20,000 minutes with 28,207 minutes in total! That's a lot of reading! 

We hope you enjoyed participating in the program and continue to read each day.

Don't forget: if you have met the goal of 620 ...

February 2019 Events at the Nutley Free Public Library

NUTLEY, NJ - February may be the shortest month of the year, but the list of events and activities at the Nutley Public Library is long.

Monday, February 4 at 6:45 p.m. - Hooked-On-Books Reading Club. Hooked-On-Books Reading Club is for students entering the grades 4-6. Each month we will read and discuss a selected book, play a game and enjoy snacks. The monthly selection ...

Recreation Track and Field Registration Now Open

Commissioner Mauro G. Tucci invites youngsters to gear up for spring with the Recreation Track and Field Program.  This program is open to Nutley youngsters in grades 4 through 8.

“Running sports provide children with the motivation to become stronger athletes by increasing their metabolism and keeping them physically fit” states Commissioner Mauro G. Tucci.

Nutley Parks and Rec Pre-K Program Registration Available

Commissioner Mauro G. Tucci invites youngsters who are eligible to enter kindergarten this September to participate in our Summer Pre-K Recreation Program which is designed to introduce youngsters to a school atmosphere. Our educational goals will be to prepare children for their first year in school. Certified teachers with elementary and kindergarten experience will work with the children and ...

Tickets On-Sale Now as WWE Legends & IWF Stars Unite for Charity!

NUTLEY, NJ – Four of the most recognizable professional wrestling legends join the adrenaline-charged excitement as IWF presents a family-friendly Live Event on Saturday, April 13, 2019, 7:30 pm to benefit American Cancer Society's Relay For Life.  It happens at Parks and Rec Center, 44 Park Avenue, Nutley.

“Relay For Life of Nutley is having LOUD & PROUD once again ...

Try Your Luck at the Nutley Family Service Bureau Thrift Shop

This week we have a "Lucky 7 Sale." For every $7 you spend at the Thrift Shop, you will receive any bottom (pant, skirt, capri) for FREE!

The NFSB cashier will have final decisions on all transactions. Sale extends until Saturday, February 23th.

So try your luck and find the bargains that can't be beat! Visit The Shop page at Nutley Family Service Bureau Thrift Shop 

Nutley Police Department Blotter Feb. 9 to Feb. 15, 2019

February 18, 2019

Anyone who has information regarding any crimes can send a (non-emergent) Tip Anonymously by texting CRIMES starting message with NPDTIP or log into and search Nutley

If a call is received from someone claiming that there are warrants out for your arrest, and they supply you with your name, address, and last four (4) of your social, DO NOT PROVIDE YOUR ENTIRE SOCIAL ...

The Jaffe Briefing - February 20, 2019

TRENTON - It was 105 years ago that Uncle Sam adopted its first drug laws, courtesy of President Woodrow Wilson. The law was fueled by frenzied, blatant racism: a crackdown to save White women from drug-peddling Mexicans and deranged Chinamen. (No, we are not making this up.) Fast forward to 2019: Regulating drug use is still on the front burner, as well as how it all relates to ...

Mark Di Ionno Joins TAPinto as Featured Columnist

February 19, 2019 CEO and Publisher Michael Shapiro has announced that Mark Di Ionno will be joining TAPinto as a columnist with his first piece published today. Di Ionno, who wrote for the Star Ledger, is a Pulitzer Prize finalist for commentary and author of five acclaimed books including his latest novel, “Gods of Wood and Stone”.

“We’re excited to welcome a writer of ...

Tragedy Leads New Jersey Man to Find Great Purpose

Dan Sarnowski and Betsy Niles met on an online dating website in 2001. Although never married, the couple shared a great life and many wonderful memories together.

“Betsy and I were together for 10 years,” said Sarnowski. “In March of 2011, she was struck by a man driving a van which led to massive brain damage. Shortly after the accident, she was declared brain dead and ...

Assembly Democratic Resolution Package Dedicated to Increase Recycling, Clean Up Plastic Pollution Clears Assembly Panel

TRENTON, NJ – Looking to protect New Jersey’s critically important environmental health, Assembly Democrats Nancy Pinkin, Valerie Vainieri Huttle, Carol Murphy and Jim Kennedy sponsored two resolutions aimed at combatting the negative impact plastics have on our environment. The resolutions cleared the Assembly Environment and Solid Waste Committee Thursday, of which ...

Lincoln's Last Trial: The Murder Case that Propelled Him to the Presidency by Dan Abrams and David Fisher

Lincoln’s Last Trial: The Murder Case that Propelled him to the Presidency by Dan Abrams and David Fisher. (Hanover Square Press, 2018)


The point of view from which a novel is told influences the reader’s perception of events, until we decide whether or not to trust the narrator. I wouldn’t classify Lincoln’s Last Trial: The Murder Case that Propelled Him to ...

The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris

The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris. (Harper, 2018)


Twelve million civilians died in the death camps in Europe during World War II. Six million victims were of the Jewish faith; the other six millions were comprised of political prisoners, gypsies, homosexuals, Catholics, and the mentally and physically handicapped. For each of those 12 million people, extraordinary stories ...

All Fall Down by Jennifer Weiner

All Fall Down by Jennifer Weiner. (Atria, 2014).

Jennifer Weiner has captured the angst and humiliation of a young mother who is trapped in a situation that many professionals in their 30s, 40s and 50s face. While balancing a demanding career with raising children and caring for aging parents, people develop a variety of coping mechanisms to help them deal with daily stress. The wiser and ...


Apr 30, 1941 - Feb 4, 2019
A musician who loved being outdoors and solving puzzles Daniel T. Meola. 77 of Nutley passed ...
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Nov 23, 1937 - Jan 27, 2019
Peter C. Scarpelli, 81 of Nutley, passed away on Sunday, January 27, 2019. Born in Passaic, the son ...
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