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Red Cross Alert: Falling Blood Supplies Trigger Emergency Need for Donors

January 21, 2019

NEW JERSEY — The American Red Cross has issued an emergency call for blood and platelet donors to prevent a prolonged blood shortage.

The Red Cross collected some 27,000 fewer blood and platelet donations during the weeks of Christmas and New Year’s Day than is needed to sustain a sufficient blood supply. During this period, about 1,350 fewer blood drives were hosted ...

Some Tickets Still Available for Taste of the World IV to Benefit Nutley Music Boosters this Friday

NUTLEY, NJ - The Nutley Music Boosters Association will host the fourth annual 'Taste of the World II' January 25 at Nutley Parks and Recreation on Park Ave.

Nuttley's favorite restaurants and food crafters will come together for one night to support students of instrumental music in all Nutley Public Schools. Live music, Tricky Tray, Calendar ...

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 ...

The Kernel - A Slice of Life in "The Nutley"

"The Kernel" is my new mini-blog that will highlight happenings in Nutley. I hope everyone will find the information provided interesting, educational, and occasionally entertaining. 

Our premier blog will be a brief history and update on the former Roche property, now called ON3. 

Many exciting developments have occurred on ON3 since Roche announced their ...

How MLK Makes Me Feel: From The Eyes of a Gen Z

January 21, 2019

“Faith is taking the first step, even when you don’t see the whole staircase,” “If you can’t fly, then run. If you can’t run, then walk. If you can’t walk, then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward,” and of course “I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by ...

I remember Martin Luther King

He spoke the words from the bible.

Martin Luther King

But, we group together in groups,

every color do.

( The Circle of Man )

We all stand

The problems of the World,

I think.

GOD see's no color

Imperfect we all are

Equal in his eyes

as he created us.

To the mountain

the good will go.

Yes, I believe in word of GOD.

The seed of life arc's ...

Ring Doorbell Helps Identify Alleged Package Thief in Newark

January 22, 2019

NEWARK, NJ - A North Ward resident has his Ring doorbell to thank for helping catch an alleged package thief, police said.

Gilfredo Santiago, 41, was arrested in connection with the Jan. 14 theft after police identified him through the homeowner’s Ring Home Security system, authorities said. Ring is a video doorbell that comes with a cellphone app which can alert a homeowner when motion ...

Montclair Families Displaced by Fire on Grove Street

MONTCLAIR, NJ - A Saturday morning blaze has displaced several families. Located at 55 Grove Street, near the intersection of Glenridge Avenue. Firefighters were able to douse the flames and evacuate the families affected. This comes just hours before,what is predicted to be one of the largest snowstorms of the winter season.

The fire was contained fairly quickly and only part of the ...

Priest with Ties to Rutgers Among Clergy Accused of Sex Abuse

January 17, 2019

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A Catholic priest who served at Rutgers University in the 1970s was on the list of 50 clergy members that a regional Jesuit organization this week say were credibly accused of child sex abuse.

On Tuesday, the Northeast Province of the Jesuits, which represents the Roman Catholic order of priests in parts of New Jersey, released a list that included Andrew ...

Man Arrested for Video Threat Against Paterson Police in Retaliation for Death of Jameek Lowery

PATERSON, NJ - A Paterson man faces charges for making terroristic threats against members of the Paterson Police Department. 

According to Police Director Jerry Speziale, Edward Lawrence Jones was apprehended at approximately 8:45 a.m. in the area of 92 Carroll Street in what he termed a “soft, professional arrest.” Two handguns were also recovered in the home.

In a short ...


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

December 21, 2018

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 ...

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

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 ...

Family-Friendly Chocolate Festival Coming to New Jersey Jan. 27

January 19, 2019

Attention chocoholics: The Chocolate Expo is coming to the Garden State Plaza in Paramus, NJ, on Sunday, Jan. 27, from 10 a.m. until 7 p.m.

Now in its 11th year, organizers claim that it’s America’s largest chocolate festival.

Local, regional and international vendors at the expo will offer tastings and sales of gourmet chocolates, baked goods, specialty ...

Belmar’s Beachscape Grows with New ‘Butterfly-Friendly’ Dune Planting at Fourth Avenue, Dune Grass along Ocean Avenue

January 7, 2019

BELMAR, NJ — Tucked along the east side of Belmar's boardwalk at Fourth Avenue is its newest “dune garden,” adding to the growing beachscape barrier designed to help protect the oceanfront from powerful storms.

Stretching from Fourth to Fifth Avenues, the 1,500-square foot area includes various types of dune grass, native and other suitable plants, and ...

Nutley High School Welcomes Incoming 9th Graders and Parents: January 15

January 13, 2019

The Nutley Public Schools Academic Department Coordinators, NHS Building Administrators and School Counseling Department will present a scheduling program for current eighth grade parents and students on Tuesday, January 15 at 7:00 pm.

During the evening, parents and students will hear from each department regarding their course of study.  Information will be presented which will ...

Letters: Nutley Superintendent of Schools Dr. Julie Glazer Is Looking Forward to 2019

December 21, 2018

Dear Nutley Staff, Parents and Community,

It seems hard to believe that 2018 is nearly over. I am hopeful that you have been able to enjoy the warm traditions of Nutley this season. I know I have.

First, let me commend all our staff and students who participated in holiday concerts and performances in our schools and around town these past few weeks. Events like these ...

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 ...

Family Fun Night at Nutley Public Library

The Nutley Public Library invites you to our first Family Fun Night of 2019 on Monday, January 28 at 7:00 PM. Families with children of all ages can enjoy a story time and then play games afterwards! No registration required. For more information, visit or call the Youth Services Department at 973-667-0405 ext. 2623. 

Alexa Majana and Antonio Sanzone perform at the Nutley Public Library

Enjoy a concert of classical favorites performed by two talented and award-winning pianists at the Nutley Public Library on Monday, January 14th at 7 p.m. Alexa Majana and Antonio Sanzone will perform pieces by Bach, Beethoven and Chopin as well as featuring some works by lesser known composers.

Alexa Majana is studying Piano Performance at Westminster Choir College and serves ...

January 2019 Programs at Nutley Public Library

January 2019 Programs at Nutley Public Library


Wednesday, January  9, 16, 23, 30 at 1:00 p.m. – Wednesday Afternoon Knitters. Come share your love of knitting and crocheting with both beginning and experienced knitters. Meet fellow knitters, brush-up on your skills, and learn some new techniques. Please bring your own supplies. This group meets every ...

Nutley Little League Baseball Registration Scheduled for January 20th

Commissioner Mauro G. Tucci and the Department of Parks and Recreation have announced that Little League registration forms are now available.  Registration will be held Sunday, January 20, 2019 from 9 am to 2 pm at the Parks and Recreation Department, Room 300.  Two leagues are available based on your current address.  Families living West of and including Prospect Street – ...

Girls Recreation Softball and Travel Softball Registration Now Open for 2019 Season

Commissioner Mauro G. Tucci announces the Department of Parks and Recreation is currently accepting applications for the 2019 Girls Softball Program and Travel Softball Program.  These programs are open to Nutley Girls and will create a positive softball experience through the education of the sport, stressing the importance of teamwork, good sportsmanship, and fun!!!  Young ladies ...

Commissioner Tucci Opens Registration For Toddler Sports Sampler

Commissioner Mauro G. Tucci and the Nutley Department of Parks and Recreation are pleased to open registration for Toddler Sports Sampler.  This program is for Nutley youngsters ages 3-5. Not quite sure sport your child loves most? Look no further!  This class allows kids to participate in a variety of sports that will help them in their decision of which sport they enjoy most. Each ...

Nutley Police Department Blotter Jan. 11 through 18, 2019.

January 19, 2019

Anyone who has information regarding any crimes can send a (non-emergent) Tip Anonymously by texting CRIMES starting message with NPDTIP or log 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 representing to be from there are seeking ...

The Jaffe Briefing - January 18, 2019

TRENTON - When you find yourself paying $10 for some pancakes and a cup of coffee, thank state lawmakers. On one hand, news that the state will be steadily raising the minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2024 is tremendous for many struggling families. But someone has to pay for it. That, of course, will be the consumer. So, yeah, breakfast will be getting a little pricey at your local ...

The Heart of the Giving

January 11, 2019

Carmen LoRe has built his empire of LoRe Sweeping, over the last 40 years in Nutley, NJ. which includes a fleet of 20 trucks. Carmen is a formatible man of 71, when he comes into the room you see a strong very determined man until you realize that he must carry oxygen around with him to help him breathe!

In his 30’s Carmen was diagnosed with a heart issue, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, a ...

Michael's Media Madness: Aquaman Movie Review

Does Aquaman Sink the DCEU or Swim Towards the Future?

(Minor Spoilers)

Riding the wave of the DC Extended Universe and diving into the depths of DC Comics mythology is James Wan’s origin of “the King of the Seven Seas”: Aquaman which opened last weekend. I can't promise that I've gotten all of the puns out of the way, but I have to tell you, walking ...

Mountainside Medical Group Adds Thoracic Surgeon Steven Herman, M.D.

January 21, 2019

Montclair, NJ, - Mountainside Medical Group announced today that Hackensack Meridian Health Mountainside Medical Center’s Chief of Thoracic Surgery Steven Herman, M.D., has joined the practice.

Dr. Steven Herman holds several academic positions in prestigious institutions.  He is an Associate Professor, Surgery at Hackensack Meridian Health School of Medicine at Seton Hall.  ...

Bariatric Surgery Changes Woman’s Life for the Better

Rachel Dolohan, a New Jersey music teacher, experienced a great life change whenever she decided to visit Dr. Karl Strom, bariatric surgeon with Mountainside Medical Center. Prior to this visit, she had an initial bariatric surgery that was not successful.

“When I first saw Dr. Strom, he discovered that my lap band had failed,” said Rachel. “He recommended that I have the ...

Essex County Enacts Code Blue Measures

Essex County, NJ – On Thursday, January 17th, Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. and Essex County Sheriff Armando Fontoura announced the Essex County’s Code Blue procedures are being activated because extreme cold weather and snow in the forecast. The Code Blue will be in effect from Thursday, January 17th through Tuesday, January 22nd.

“Providing ...

Tony's Wife by Adriana Trigiani

Tony’s Wife by Adriana Trigiani (Harper and Collins, 2018)

When I was a teenager, dancing in my room to “Dancin’ Machine” by the Jackson Five or “Jungle Boogie” by Kool and the Gang, my father would, on occasion, poke his head into my room and query, “What are you listening to?” I knew that I was in for “the lecture,” how young people ...

Becoming by Michelle Obama

Becoming by Michelle Obama (Crown Publishers, 2018)

Becoming by former First Lady, Michelle Obama, is an autobiography that exudes the grace of a woman who exemplifies everything that a female can aspire to become in today’s world. Throughout the book, Obama follows the theme that she sets out in the early chapters; the theme of “becoming.”

The chapters are organized into ...

The Clean 20

The Clean 20: 20 Foods, 20 Days, Total Transformation  by Ian K. Smith, M.D. (St. Martin’s Press, 2018)


Dr. Ian K. Smith has written a delightful and easy to digest new book, The Clean 20: 20 Foods, 20 Days, Total Transformation. Unlike many diet books that are mired in technical language that become not only a bore but a chore to read, Smith’s writing style is not ...


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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