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Add to My Calendar 08/21/2019 6:30pm 08/22/2019 1:30pm America/New_York Yoga in the Park!

Yoga in the Park with Verona Yoga is back again! These are beginner level classes and all ages and skill levels are welcome. $5 per class. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Sustainable Verona. You can register online here or pay the night of.

Meet at the Verona Park entrance at the corner of Bloomfield Ave. and Lakeside Ave.

Verona Park Verona, NJ 07044

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Nutley Matriarch Ruth Bedford, 101, Left the Community She Loved

August 19, 2019

NUTLEY, NJ - News broke this morning that Township of Nutley matriarch Ruth Bedford passed away at the age of 101.

Nutley Mayor Dr. Joseph P. Scarpelli offered his remembrance of Bedford this morning, "Ruth Bedford was the matriarch of our Township. She volunteered many, many causes and organizations that she felt strongly about. She made a real difference in our community and will be ...

Nutley Educational Foundation Backpack Drive Is Ready for Back to School Season

NUTLEY, NJ - Nutley Educational Foundation's  (NEF) - Annual "We've Got Your Back" drive is helping future leaders get ready for the return to classes in September.

2019 marks the third year that NEF will provide Nutley Family Service Bureau* student clients with NEW unisex backpacks filled with new school supplies for the new school year. Donations ...

Charles W. Kucinski is Seeking Re-Election to the Nutley Board of Education

August 16, 2019

Charles W. Kucinski has announced his candidacy for re-election to the Nutley Board of Education. A seasoned veteran of the Nutley BOE, Charlie previously served from 1982-1997 and once again from 2010 to the present. During his tenure the district achieved improved ratngs and a much-needed balance between academics, the arts, and athletics.

Charlie is running for ...

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 ...

Where Do We Start the Larger Conversation About Guns?

Let's talk about our rights and our freedoms.

How many were free to shop at a Wal-Mart last two Sundays ago without fear that El Paso copycat would announce himself with the staccato fire of an AR-15?

You saw the stampede in the theater district in New York City when a motorcycle backfired. And the evacuation of a Wal-Mart in Union because of a false report.

We may have freedoms, but ...

‘The Rainmaker’ Brings Mesmerizing Emotions to Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey

MADISON, NJ - “The Rainmaker” is a play that speaks to the heart and done with such elegance and simplicity that it is unforgettable.

Written by N. Richard Nash, this play isn’t often performed.  Under the guidance of Artistic Director Bonnie J. Monte, the story is beautifully rendered by a cast that works fluidly together. It speaks so specifically to our longings and ...

Glimmerglass Opera Tackles Racial, Class Issues

COOPERSTOWN, NY – Glimmerglass Opera Festival has an outstanding reputation for first-rate singers, strong orchestras and glittering productions.

This year, the company also takes on a number of issues that are relevant to our time. “Blue” stands out as an innovative study of racial bias, family and loss. With music by Jeanine Tesori and lyrics, as well as direction, by ...

An Open Letter to our Representative Mikie Sherrill, NJ-11

August 16, 2019

A lot of my friends, as well as myself, listen to the New York Times “The Daily” podcast and I was thrilled to post on Facebook Monday morning that our member of congress was the featured interview this week. It’s nice to see that you’re getting noticed and that can only help to gain attention for the things you want to accomplish for the district.

While I had some ...

Letter: Inspired by her dog, Girl Scout Teaches Others About Pet Adoption

Why not consider adoption when seeking a pet? I’ve always been surprised by how many people don’t see local shelters as an option, as I knew that there were many dogs in shelters who need a home, and breeders don't always treat their dogs humanely. When I question my friends, these are the most common reasons as to why they didn't adopt: “We really wanted a specific ...

Certified Nursing Assistant Charged With Killing Nursing Home Patient in Cedar Grove

August 19, 2019

Newark – Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens, II, announced Friday that Certified Nursing
Assistant (CNA) Monique Beaucejour, 46, of Bloomfield has been charged with reckless manslaughter for
causing the death of 85-year-old Fannie McClain.

McClain, who previously lived in Bloomfield, was a resident at the Waterview Nursing Home located at 536
Ridge Road in Cedar ...

Fear and Anger Over Lead Water Crisis Drives Newark Residents to Get Tested

NEWARK, NJ - Newark residents converged on University Hospital in Newark to get free lead screenings, united by dread of the health effects of lead amid a water contamination crisis that has no end in sight.

"It's very dangerous, especially for our kids," said Empson Venturi, of the city's North Ward, as he left his screening on Saturday with his two young children in tow.

Flag Raising Kicks Off Puerto Rican Heritage Week in Paterson

August 18, 2019

PATERSON, NJ - Ravaged by Hurricane Maria less than two years ago, and thrown into political chaos earlier this summer, the island of Puerto Rico will continue to rise stonger than ever, several speakers said at Paterson City Hall on Saturday.

Leading the ceremony that saw the flag of the U.S. territory hoisted in front of city hall was Eddie Gonzalez, President of the Puerto Rican ...

SUEZ and Shauger Group Team Up to Benefit Kids for Back-to-School

ORANGE, NJ - Once again, The Shauger Group (TSG) is proud to have partnered with SUEZ in North Jersey on another project to help the local community. Together, SUEZ and TSG will donate 750 total backpacks to three local municipalities and a nonprofit organization: the City of Orange, the City of Jersey City, the Town of Kearny, and WomenRising.

Members of SUEZ and TSG will present the ...


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

August 19, 2019

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 ...

NJ Governor Phil Murphy Joins Hackensack Meridian Health Team at Center for Discovery & Innovation Ribbon-Cutting

NUTLEY, NJ -- New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy joined Hackensack Meridian Health executives and VIPs at the ribbon-cutting ceremony for the state-of-the-art Center for Discovery and Innovation (CDI). The CDI facility is part of the ON3 complex, which also houses the Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine at Seton Hall, on the former location of Hoffman La Roche corporate ...

Sprinkle this on Your Watermelon: Chile Lime Salt

August 18, 2019

Give the sweet summer watermelon a whole new flavor profile with chile lime salt.

Marty Silverman, manager of Savory Spice Shop in Westfield, said the shop’s Peruvian Chile Lime Seasoning is a big seller.

The lime adds brightness and the chile gives the fruit it a savory kick. But don't underestimate the importance of salt in the combo.

“Growing up, my dad, brother and I ...

Shore Community Mourns the Loss of Shore Fire Grille Owner Timothy Kohlheim, 36

August 16, 2019

STAFFORD, NJ - Thursday night, the shore community lost one of their own, Shore Fire Grille owner, Timothy Kohlheim. 

At approximately 9:30 p.m. on August 15, the Stafford Township Police Department responded to a motor vehicle collision on Route 72 west in the area of Marsha Drive involving two vehicles.

Their preliminary investigation "indicates a 2015 ...

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 ...

Nutley Police Department Blotter Aug. 9 to Aug. 16, 2019

August 17, 2019


Property Damage – Florence Street – Response was made to the area regarding a report of a tree limb that had fallen causing property damage.  Once on scene, Officers observed a tree limb (Township tree) that landed on the back retaining wall causing damage to the top of the wall.  The estimated value to repair was unknown at the time of the report.  ...

The Jaffe Briefing - August 19, 2019

DOWN THE SHORE – The New York Times has this all-too-common move when it comes to its aloof coverage of New Jersey. It swoops in on an over-reported trend story, and writes it like it is the first time any of us heard about such “news.” Apparently, nothing happens officially in New Jersey until The New York Times deems it so. Anyway, why this rant? The newspaper of record ...

New Jersey Has Been Lucky (So Far) with its Freshwater Algal Blooms. It Probably Won’t Last.

August 2, 2019

Environmentalists from around the state have rightly voiced their alarm over the spike in harmful algal blooms (HAB) plaguing freshwater bodies like Lake Hopatcong and Greenwood Lake this summer and called for more aggressive watershed management-based solutions.

MORE: Officials: Lake Hopatcong Harmful Algae Bloom Largest in State History

My 22 years of experience as a scientist ...

Should Mental Health be a Required Subject? New Jersey Legislators Announce Mental Health Curriculum Mandate

It is July.  We just had a heat wave.  The yellow bus is not clogging intersections and Staples has yet to air its joy-crushing commercial signaling it is time to purchase school supplies.  For the New Jersey education system, however, there is no such thing as “summer break.” Not when more than 1.3 million students enrolled in the 2,500+ elementary, middle and high ...

Nutley Family Service Bureau's "The Garden Party" Benefit Set for September

August 19, 2019

NUTLEY, NJ – The Garden Party, a benefit for Nutley Family Service Bureau, is scheduled for Sunday, September 15th, 2019 from 4:00 -7:00 pm (rain or shine). The party features food from top local restaurants, an eclectic mix of jazz, classical, and contemporary music from The Attic, Vince Villanueva, Nutley School of Music, Bongiorno: Jazz Guitar Volunteers, and more.  Soak ...

Bloomfield Lead Filter Tests Confirm Township-Issued Filters are Functioning Properly, Reducing Lead Levels as Expected

BLOOMFIELD,NJ -- Over the past year, the Bloomfield Health Department has been distributing PUR water filters to approximately 3,000 residents. After news broke that some similar filters distributed to residents in Newark had failed to adequately reduce lead levels, Bloomfield Mayor Michael Venezia immediately ordered a test of filters given out in the Township to determine if the same issue was ...

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, ...

The Killer Across the Table by John Douglas and Mark Olshaker

The Killer Across the Table by John Douglas and Mark Olshaker (William Morrow, 2019)


Why + How = Who

The formula above represents the manner in which criminal profilers assess the suspects in a serious crime. In the gripping new Douglas and Olshaker book, The Killer Across the Table, the authors write, “We study these people (criminals) not as psychologists or sociologists, ...


Mar 11, 1946 - Jul 17, 2019
James R. Matarazzo, Sr., 73, of North Caldwell, N.J., died on July 17, 2019. Visitation will be on ...
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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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