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Last Call for Entries for Nutley Historical Society's 'Picturing Nutley' Photography Contest

November 13, 2018

NUTLEY, NJ -  Last call for residents of all ages to enter the Nutley Historical Society's 'Picturing Nutley' photo contest. Everyone entering the contest can submit up to three photographs between now and Thursday November 15, 2018. 

Subjects of photos must be current photos of the township, historical photos are excluded from competition. Subjects ...

Rotary "Christmas for Farm Children Benefit" Dec 1 at Luna Wood Fire Tavern in Nutley

NUTLEY, NJ - The Rotary Club of Nutley will host a special lunch/dinner buffet at Luna Wood Fire Grill to benefit the children of a poverty-stricken community in Upstate New York on Saturday December 1. Everyone is invited to join the Rotary at Luna for a free meal, and the opportunity to win a TV, participate in a 50/50 and more. 

For the past thirty three years, the ...

Gratitude for Support of Nutley Public Schools Staff, Parents, and Community

November 8, 2018

Dear Nutley Staff, Parents and Community,

Thank you.

Almost two years ago, the Board of Education and district  administration began our journey to present the community with our  best long-term solution to the overcrowding in our schools. We believed that this referendum would not only alleviate our instructional space issues and remove trailers throughout ...

Beware of Latest IRS Tax Scam

I was able to prevent a person becoming a victim of the IRS scam, before he submitted the demanded payment. It seems the scam has been updated and continues beyond tax season.

In the latest version, a person pretending to be a legitimate IRS employee warned of imminent arrest for non-payment of an outstanding tax liability. A short time later the intended victim received a call from someone ...

Letter to the Editor: Fourth Generation Resident Weighs in on Board of Education Election in Nutley

Dear TAPinto Nutley Editor,

As with any election, choosing the best candidate can be challenging due to the amount of misinformation the public is exposed to daily. This is especially true as we depend on the accuracy of the internet to supply all the facts and figures needed to make these significant choices. 

Taking this into consideration, I thought I would offer the community a ...

Montclair Township Veteran's Day Ceremony: WWII Veteran Gerry Sorell Honored with Bronze Star

November 13, 2018

MONTCLAIR, NJ - Gerry Sorell was a soldier in the 99th Infantry Division of 394th Regiment, where he successfully crossed Ludendorff (Railroad) Bridge over the river Rhine, as part of the historic Battle of Remagen during the closing weeks of World War II. PFC Sorell had fought during the Battle of the Bulge, under heavy artillery fire, according to ...

Families and PTA Renovate Girls Bathroom at Jefferson Elementary School in Maplewood

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - With recent attention on possible unsanitary conditions at the bathrooms at local South Orange and Maplewood schools, there is one school where the bathrooms have received notice for how good they look: the girls bathroom at Jefferson Elementary School.

As the school year began, Jackie Spoerel and her family, with the support of the PTA, worked Labor Day ...

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Gov. Murphy Delivers Economic Development Strategic Plan at On3 in Nutley

October 1, 2018

NUTLEY, NJ - Governor Phil Murphy unveiled his economic development strategic plan, “The State of Innovation: Building a Stronger and Fairer Economy in New Jersey”, at the On3 campus in Nutley on Monday. The plan sets New Jersey on the path to a stronger and fairer future where innovation and diversity are at the forefront of the State’s economy. The ...

Resolution Passed For On3 Phase 2A Redevelopment Plan by Nutley Board of Commissioners

NUTLEY, NJ - The Nutley Board of Commissioners passed a resolution at Monday's special meeting formally approving the Phase 2A redevelopment plan for the On3 campus. The plan approval was previously announced at the August 7 BOC meeting. Monday's meeting formally passed the resolution. 

The plan subdivides a part of the property into separate parcels for existing buildings on ...

Ice Rink Slides Into Westfield With Much Fanfare Sunday

November 11, 2018

WESTFIELD, NJ – An 8.3-acre park on the town’s border with Garwood is home to a regulation size ice hockey rink, at least for the next three months.

Several hundred people gathered for the formal opening of the Westfield Rink on Sunday, a temporary ice rink housed in a tent at Gumbert Park. The rink started hosting hockey practices earlier in the week and held its public skate ...

Cranford Named Best Downtown in NJ

CRANFORD - After weeks of voting, Cranford has won the NJ.com Best Downtown in NJ. 

Cranford was named a top 5 finalist along with Westfield, Cape May, Morristown, and Somerville before winning the final round with 30% of the vote. 

NJ.com saluted Cranford's eateries such as Breadsmith, Vanilla Bean Creamery, River and Rail Cantina, Cranford Hotel, Urban Burger, and ...

NeedQuest Hosts Thera-Palooza Special Needs Event for Families and Providers

November 13, 2018

SPRINGFIELD, NJ -- Thera-Palooza, a special needs therapy fair, was held here recently at the Hilton Garden Inn. 

“Thera-Palooza is an experiential event for families with loved ones with special needs,” said Leslie Crowe, the founder of NeedQuest, a local directory of special needs resources, and the organizer of Thera-Palooza. “At this event, we are bringing ...

Treelicious Orchards Celebrates Fall at their Annual Apple Festival & Benefit

PORT MURRAY, NJ -- A good time was had by all at the Apple Festival hosted by Treelicious Orchards this October. An annual event, the festival is a benefit for The Ben Samuels Children's Center for Inclusive Early Care and Education at Montclair State University.

Visitors picked their own apples at the peak of perfection, with six different varieties to choose from. The event also ...

IN THE SNAP-LIGHT: Great Blue Heron Graces Lake Como on Gray Saturday Morning

November 5, 2018

LAKE COMO, NJ — As Lake Como’s landscape slowly turns into hues of browns, golds and oranges, a great blue heron was easily recognizable Saturday among the resident swans and ducks that call the lake home.

New Jersey’s largest wading bird is commonly seen along shorelines, river banks, and the edges of marshes, estuaries and ponds, according to the Conserve Wildlife ...

The First Issue of the Maroon and Gray for the 2018-2019 Year was just Published

November 2, 2018

NUTLEY, NJ - After a several year hiatus, the Maroon and Gray, along with the Journalism program, returned to Nutley High School for the 2017-2018 academic year. For the 2018-19 year, the publication is going monthly with the first issue released today. 

To read the latest issue of the Maroon and Gray, click here: The Maroon and Gray 

Nutley Public School Town Hall Meetings Scheduled for November 3

A second Town Hall meeting is cheduled to provide the Nutley community with information on the November 6 referendum regarding construction projects to four of our district schools: Yantacaw,  Washington, JHWMS, and NHS.

All community members are welcome to attend.

The town hall will be held Saturday, November 3 from 10 a.m. to at the Nutley Public ...

Back Saving Back To School Tips From Pro Staff Physical Therapy

NUTLEY, NJ- With each passing school year it seems that backpacks are getting progressively bigger and definitely heavier. Pass any school as children are coming or going and, judging by the the size of the packs on their backs, it may look like a group of explorers preparing to scale Mt. Everest. Although it's difficult to get away from your child having to lug a heavy backpack to and ...

What Does Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) Mean?

What does it mean to be a Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT)?

I recently spoke with future DPT intern Timothy O’Connor from Seton Hall University and asked him this question. He said that “it means that I have the knowledge and skills to gather all the information needed to treat each patient, regardless of what systems in the body are involved. A doctorate in physical therapy will ...

November Events at the Nutley Public Library

Saturday November 3, 10, 24 at 11:00 a.m. – Drop-In Craft.  While supplies last.  For all ages.  Saturday, November 10 Lego Play Time – Ages 5 & up. 

Tuesday, November 13, 20, 27 at 1:00 p.m. – Play Bridge or Mahjong.  No registration required.

Wednesday, November 7, 14, 21, 28 at 1:00 p.m. – Wednesday Afternoon ...

LEGO Play Time at Nutley Public Library

Make creations from your wildest imagination at the Nutley Public Library's LEGO Play Time on select Saturdays! 

LEGO Play Time is a free drop-in program for ages 5 and older. Stop by the Children's Room from 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM on November 10, and December 1 for crafts, activities, and of course LEGO! 

No registration is required and all supplies are ...

Pajama Story Time at Nutley Public Library

Join us at the Nutley Public Library on select Monday nights for a special story time program. Pajama Story Time is a chance for families to listen to a story, make a craft, and get snuggly! Wear your favorite pajamas and slippers, or just bring along your favorite cuddly stuffed toy. 

Pajama Story Time takes place at 7:00 PM in the Nutley Public Library Children's Room on ...

Nutley Family Service Bureau's Rock Hunger III Returns to the Old Canal Inn June 8, 2019

NUTLEY, NJ - Following the success of 2018's 'Rock Hunger II," Nutley Family Service Bureau is reminding everyone to save the date for 'Rock Hunger III.' The event will take place on the main stage at the Old Canal Inn on June 8, 2019.

The concert will begin at 6:30 p.m, all to support the food pantry operation at NFSB. The evening will include food and a ...

Nutley Family Service Bureau Kids Social Skills Workshop

In this free program, elementary school children learn how to interact in ways that are optimally communicative and socially appropriate. Skills for effective listening, reciprocal responsiveness, self-reflection, behavior modulation and heightened sensitivity to others will be the major focus.

The participants engage in child-centered activities such as: game playing, balanced competition and ...

Tickets Sales Begin November 7th for ” WIZARD OF OZ”

Commissioner Mauro G. Tucci is pleased to announce that ticket sales for the Nutley Department of Parks and Recreation’s Winter Theatre Selection “Wizard of Oz” will be on sale beginning November 7, 2018.

Four fabulous performances have been scheduled for theatre lovers everywhere to enjoy from November 29th through December 1st.  Thursday and Friday evenings ...

Nutley Commissioner Tucci Opens Registration For Fall Toddler Programs

LET’S GET MOVING CLASS

Commissioner Mauro G. Tucci and the Nutley Parks and Recreation Department announce the fall session for “Lets Get Moving”.  This high energy children’s program is designed to refine motor skills and increase balance through motivation.  “Our goal is to contribute to the development of your child’s listening skills while ...

Pasta Bingo Night Scheduled To Benefit Nutley’s 13th Annual Relay For Life

Commissioner Mauro G. Tucci announces tickets are now on sale for the “Pasta/Bingo Fundraiser” to benefit Nutley’s 13th Annual Relay for Life. 

“This is a great family event to help Nutley officially Kick Off fundraising season for our 13th Annual Relay For Life” stated Commissioner Tucci.

An event as grand as this takes months of planning, hard work ...

Nutley Police Department Blotter Nov 3, 2018 through Nov 9, 2018

November 10, 2018

REMINDER:  LOCK YOUR VEHICLES

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

Police have received a number of complaints regarding phone fraud involving PSEG. Police Chief Strumolo urges residents to contact PSEG directly if anyone ...

The Jaffe Briefing - November 13, 2018

SCOTCH PLAINS - You love Bowcraft? Like, really, really so? Wow, now is your golden chance to grab the ideal souvenir, as Bowcraft is closing is doors after seven decades of thrills and chills. A Somerville company is selling all the rides, as the 13-acre site is bulldozed and turned into another mega-apartment complex. You can take home a full roller coaster for $499,000 or a family swing ...

Election Night Results: May Be Far from Final in Key Races

October 24, 2018

New Jersey’s new vote-by-mail law, signed by Gov. Murphy in August, has the potential to leave voters hanging on Election Day, November 6 — not just in New Jersey, but across the country. Candidates and voters should be aware that the results on election night may be far from final.

With recent polls suggesting that the New Jersey Senate race is tighter than many anticipated, ...

Gradfest, To Benefit Project Graduation 2019, Rocks Tierney’s this Thursday, Nov. 15t

November 12, 2018

Gradfest, a rocking parents-night-out fundraiser for Montclair High School’s Project Graduation 2019, is set for Tierney’s this Thursday, November 15th. The show features three great bands, including two with MHS parent musicians, as well as comedy from another MHS mom. There will also be a raffle and wonderful baskets being auctioned off to raise funds for graduating ...

Partners for Health Foundation Funds Local Solutions to Combat Hunger and Homelessness with Matching GrantsProgram; Annual campaign will award up to $275,000 to community health partners

MONTCLAIR, November, 2018 — Partners for Health Foundation has launched its 5th Annual Holiday Matching Grants campaign to benefit local soup kitchens, food pantries and organizations working to address and prevent both hunger and homelessness.  The Foundation will award up to $275,000 in matching funds for donations that are made by December 31, 2018.

Contributions ...

Try Riding English-Style at Lord Stirling Stable on Black Friday

BASKING RIDGE, N.J. — Somerset County Park Commission Lord Stirling Stable, located at 256 South Maple Avenue in Basking Ridge, New Jersey, is offering a special Fall Family & Friends Introductory English-style horseback ride on Black Friday, Nov. 23, 2018 at 10 a.m. Registration is in progress at the Stable office until Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018. Space is limited.

A Lord Stirling ...

Leaving Time by Jodi Picoult

Leaving Time by Jodi Picoult (Ballantine, 2013)

Jodi Picoult is the Law and Order author of our times. She uses stories “ripped from the headlines” as seeds for her plotlines and, thus, presents readers with a framework in which to discuss important societal issues, such as school shootings, teen suicides, and organ transplants. Picoult’s writing is compelling, and many of ...

The Couple Next Door

The Couple Next Door by Shari Lapena (Penguin, 2016)

 

For those readers who love thrillers, Shari Lapena’s The Couple Next Door, has the elements of a fine one. After all, stories about baby kidnappings are gripping as aficionados of the genre know. If the cops don’t get the stolen baby back within the first few hours of the kidnapping, chances are, the baby is dead ...

The Liberators

The Liberators: America’s Witnesses to the Holocaust by Michael Hirsh (Bantom Books, 2010)

 

“It was bad. It was very, very bad,” said Jay Dakelman, a medic with the 3rd Army Corps of Engineers during World War II. He was describing to me the first moment that he stepped into a concentration camp, somewhere in Germany, during the final months of World War II. Jay ...

Obituaries

Jun 10, 1983 - Jun 17, 2018
Ryan M. Lucas, 35 Proud Marine Veteran and Nutley Firefighter Ryan M. Lucas, a lifelong ...
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Sep 4, 1943 - Jun 10, 2018
William “Bill” Tangorra, 74, of Grand Rapids, Michigan passed away Sunday June 10, ...
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