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Small Business Saturday: 15% off at Bagel Boy 2 on Franklin Ave Nutley

November 27, 2020

NUTLEY, NJ - Just days after their Nutley Chamber of Commerce ribbon-cutting, Charlie and the team at Bagel Boy 2 are diving right into the spirit of Nutley by participating in the second annual "Small Business Saturday." The special for the day is 15% off.

Scores of township residents have fallen in love with the fresh, hot, locally made bagels at the original location across from ...

PSE&G to Launch Gas System Modernization Project Across Nutley

NUTLEY, NJ  – An expansive project to make gas delivery to local homes in Nutley safer and cleaner is set to begin next week, according to PSE&G officials.

The project, expected to continue into the summer of 2021, is part of the second phase of PSE&G’s Gas System Modernization Program (GSMP II) and includes the replacement of more than 12 miles of cast iron pipes with ...

Size Matters, Shop Small - Support Local this Small Business Saturday in Nutley

NUTLEY, NJ - Nutley's second annual 'Small Business Saturday' event is about 50% bigger than the 2019 event. Sponsored by the Nutley Chamber of Commerce, local business owners are lookng forward to meeting new friends, and customers. 

In the time of Corona, people have dramatically shifted the way they shop. According to Rob None of Pretty Handy on Franklin Ave, "People ...

Township of Nutley Official Notice of Public Hearing 2021 CDBG Applications

November 27, 2020

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, the Township of Nutley, Essex County, New Jersey will hold public hearings on grants that are available through the Essex County Division of Housing and Community Development;

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE, the public hearings are scheduled for Monday, November 23, 2020 at 10:00 A.M and Tuesday, December 8, 2020 at 10:00 A.M.


Public Notice to Revise Superintendent Contract November 20, 2020

Superintendent Contract Hearing Pursuant to N.J.S.A. 18A:11-11, the Nutley Board of Education (hereinafter the "Board") is providing notice of its intent to hold a public hearing and to take action to amend the Employment Contract of the Superintendent of Schools at its regular meeting to be held on December 21, 2020, at 6:30 p.m. It will be a virtual ...

Verona Library Closed to In-Person Visitors Until Dec. 11

November 29, 2020

VERONA, NJ — The Verona Public Library is closed for the next two weeks.

Beginning Friday, Nov. 27, the library's doors will remain shut until Friday, Dec. 11, "out of an abundance of caution."

"The safety of the community is our number one priority. Although the doors may close, we still have many innovative ways to continue to serve you," the ...

Next Essex County Food Distribution Event Set for Dec. 3

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr., the Essex County Board of Chosen Freeholders and Rev. Melvin E. Wilson, Pastor of St. Matthew AME Church in Orange, will present an Emergency Food Distribution Event on Thursday, December 3, at St. Matthew AME Church in Orange to help families negatively impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. One thousand boxes of food ...

NJ Board of Education Trustee Resigns Days After Using the Toilet on ZOOM Conference

November 27, 2020

HACKENSACK, N.J. — Following her accidental broadcast of herself in her bathroom during the school board’s Zoom meeting Monday night and the board’s subsequent rejection of a resolution to move the school board election date from the third Tuesday in April to November 2021, thereby extending her term another seven months, beleaguered board member Frances Cogelja has ...

NJ Scout Saddened But Undeterred After Park Project Vandalized With Swastika

WESTFIELD, NJ — A Boy Scout Troop is setting things right in a local park after a vandal or vandals defaced an Eagle Scout project with graffiti, including a swastika.

Dhillon Patel, 16, who is working with Boy Scout Troop 72, learned last week that trail markers he had put up in Tamaques Park were defaced. A photo provided to TAPinto Westfield shows a black swastika drawn on ...

You Are Seen | The Untold Stories

The greatest gift we can give someone is the chance to see themselves through somebody else’s story.

In this new podcast, audience members will be able to explore the stories and experiences of a variety of people. Through the events of these past few months, we have read, heard, and seen countless stories told from people of various walks of life.

This season, our host Nicholas ...

Nutley Public Library Events for December 2020.

Saturdays at 10:00 a.m. – Take and Make Kits for Teens.  Teens in grades 6-12 can pick up an awesome new craft kit to do at home every week.  For more information and registration, visit 

Saturdays at 10:00 a.m. – Take and Make Saturdays.  Pick-up a craft project you can do at home!  While ...


To all supporters of the Nutley Public Library:

The Friends of the Nutley Public Library hope that you and your family are staying safe and well during this pandemic.  It has changed everyone’s lives, but we are proud that the Nutley Library Staff has bounced back and is ready, willing and able to serve the townspeople of Nutley.  The library has regular hours when patrons can ...

Hot Toddy Recipes: 6 Variations on the Classic Holiday Cocktail

November 27, 2020

These days, enjoying a cocktail with friends can mean meeting outdoors. Want something that will warm everyone up as the evenings turn colder? Hot toddies to the rescue!

Hot toddies are traditionally made with whiskey or brandy, lemon, honey and hot water or tea. You can add different garnishes that will affect the flavor, such as apple slices, lemon wheels, star anise, cloves, a couple ...

Cranberry Farming Has a History in NJ (Thanksgiving Recipe Included)

What’s Thanksgiving without cranberries? Whether you whip up a batch of homemade chutney (see below) or open a can of jellied sauce, there’s a good chance that the famous red berry will make an appearance in some way, shape or form with your feast. Ocean Spray reports that six in 10 Americans say cranberry sauce has and always will be on their Thanksgiving table every ...

Public Notice to Revise Superintendent Contract November 20, 2020

November 21, 2020

Superintendent Contract Hearing Pursuant to N.J.S.A. 18A:11-11, the Nutley Board of Education (hereinafter the "Board") is providing notice of its intent to hold a public hearing and to take action to amend the Employment Contract of the Superintendent of Schools at its regular meeting to be held on December 21, 2020, at 6:30 p.m. It will be a virtual ...

The New Normal Rockwell

Dear diary,

I love Thanksgiving. Even though I don’t get any presents, it is my favoritest holiday of the whole year.

On Thanksgiving Day our family gets together at our house. My aunts and uncles and cousins and grandmas and grandpas. Sometimes even some awkward girlfriends and boyfriends who we never see again after that. We light a fire in the fireplace and fill up the house with ...

A New (Old) Kind of Holiday

Everyone is worried about the holidays and while I’m sad I can’t see my extended family I am also looking forward to this year because it is like the holidays of my childhood.

Having moved 3 hours away from all of our family when I was entering first grade and my parents quickly realized that the stress of holiday travel stole all its magic we spent every holiday with my immediate ...

Walk In Sunshine on Giving Tuesday

Giving Tuesday is less than a week away and will be here next Tuesday, Dec. 1. We know it has been a difficult year for everyone, and we are grateful for all your kind words, time spent on our website, and for anyone who has donated financially since we were founded 2+ years ago.  

Established in 2012, Giving Tuesday is a global movement that unleashes the power of people and ...

Textbook Affordability

November 25, 2020

To the Editor, 

We constantly hear the prospects of “free college” in this political age, but the inflation of college and textbooks costs have skyrocketed throughout the years. According to the survey done by U.S.PIRG, students spend $3 billion a year of financial aid on textbooks. Textbook prices have risen three times faster than inflation, leaving the average student now ...

Magic Mushrooms, Gov. Murphy and a Coward

To the Editor:

The ancient Greek storyteller Aesop famously said that "appearances can often be deceiving" and the administration of Gov. Murphy has deceived the citizens of New Jersey again.  The citizens of New Jersey voted to legalize recreational marijuana at his urging because he said it would be the "right thing to do." However, what Gov. Murphy actually did was ...


New Skywalk Planned for Prism's On3 Redevelopment Project on / Clifton / Nutley Border

November 2, 2020

NUTLEY, NJ - Kingsland Street Urban Renewal LLC plans to build a skywalk to connect the new Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine parking garage in Clifton to the existing pedestrian sky bridge in Nutley that currently connects to the school to 111 Ideation Way on the On3 site.

Charles Logan, founder and CEO of Aztec Architects, principal in charge of the skywalk project gave a brief ...

Gateway To On3 presented by Nutley Chamber of Commerce

Gateway To ON3: In order to pull the workers and students from the ON3 (formerly Hoffmann-La Roche) campus into Nutley, the Nutley Chamber of Commerce is investing in a "ON3 Gateway to Nutley Project" to benefit our members.

The Chamber has purchased 2,500 "Love Nutley, Shop Nutley" reusable shopping bags, which will be distributed to the businesses and schools at ON3, ...

Still Much to Be Thankful for This Thanksgiving, Despite Coronavirus

November 26, 2020

Thanksgiving is a special day of the year when we pause to give thanks for the blessings that we have. This year, the holiday has to be different - it will be smaller and more somber, virtual and outdoors or indoors with few people and the windows open.

That’s how we can safely, still show appreciation and give thanks.

As we celebrate this day, I would like to take a moment to ...

Senior Freeze Deadline Extended for Nutley Residents

We are very pleased that on October 22, 2020, the New Jersey Treasurer’s office extended the Senior Freeze filing deadline from November 2, 2020 to December 31, 2020.  This is a welcome development because many seniors were scrambling to meet the original date. 

Nevertheless, there is still a need for applications to be prepared as soon as possible.  The Treasurer’s ...

Special Holiday Events for Children and Teens at Nutley Public Library

November 28, 2020

Even if the holidays look a bit different this year, the Nutley Public Library celebrates the joy of the season with extra-special events this December for children and teens! 

December 1 to January 5: Holiday Ornament Contest for Children and Teens! Do you love decorating for the holidays? Here's your chance to help us decorate the Nutley Public Library! Children and teens are ...

Special $300 tax deduction helps most people give to charity this year – even if they don’t itemize

WASHINGTON – The Internal Revenue Service reminds taxpayers of a special new provision that will allow more people to easily deduct up to $300 in donations to qualifying charities this year.

Following special tax law changes made earlier this year, cash donations of up to $300 made before Dec. 31, 2020, are now deductible when people file their taxes in 2021.

“Our nation’s ...

Get Ready for Taxes: Steps to take now to make tax filing easier in 2021

WASHINGTON – The Internal Revenue Service encourages taxpayers to take necessary actions this fall to help file federal tax returns timely and accurately in 2021.

This is the second in a series of reminders to help taxpayers get ready for the upcoming tax filing season. A special page, updated and available on, outlines steps taxpayers can take now to make tax filing easier in ...

Dear Martin by Nic Stone

Dear Martin by Nic Stone. (Ember, 2017)

“Last night changed me. I don’t wanna walk around all pissed off, and looking for problems, but I know I can’t continue to pretend nothing’s wrong, Yeah, there are no more ‘colored’  water fountains, and it’s supposed to be illegal to discriminate, but if I can be forced to sit on the concrete in too-tight ...

The Guardian by John Grisham

The Guardians by John Grisham. (Dell, 2020)

“Duke Russell is not guilty of the unspeakable crimes for which he was convicted; nonetheless, he is scheduled to be executed for them in one hour and forty-five minutes.”

Are you hooked? I am.

When I taught Creative Writing, one of the first lessons on writing prose was, “You have to capture the reader in the first paragraph ...


Jun 1, 1934 - Nov 16, 2020
John Edward (Jack) Suffren, 86, of Nutley NJ and a native of Wanamie PA, passed away Monday ...
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Sep 10, 1963 - Oct 23, 2020
Susan G. Moore, 57, died at home surrounded by loving family and close friends on October 23, ...
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The Jaffe Briefing - November 20, 2020

The Jaffe Briefing will be on Thanksgiving break next week, returning Monday, November 30

STATEWIDE – Ugh, another darn coronavirus story? Yeah, you are sick of reading them and we are sick of writing them. But this lingering pandemic is sucking up all the news attention in New Jersey and, sadly, for good reason. This second wave, as promised, has become a runaway train, with 4,320 more ...