NUTLEY, NJ - Headlines in the township were dominated by the news of, and surrounding, the New Year's Eve video featuring Nutley High School students shouting racist terms directly into the camera. There were other stories that made the top ten list that had nothing to with that event. 

1. Within hours of becoming aware of the New Year's Eve video, Nutley Superintendent of Schools Dr. Julie Glazer issued a statement. TAPinto Nutley was the first news organization to report the story. 

Nutley Public Schools Superintendent Issues Statement About Nutley High School Students Using Racist Language on Video

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2. Biscuit, the Maltese who went missing from a township residence on Dec. 22, 2019, was located and reuinited with his person 

Biscuit, the Nutley Dog Who Went Missing Just Before Christmas Is Back Home After A Holiday Adventure

3. On New Year's Day, a Nutley resident shoved a Belleville resident who was shopping in a township store. He stole her purse, but was later arrested. 

Nutley Resident Arrested and Charged in Connection with New Year's Day Robbery at Dollar Tree

4. The Nutley Board of Commissioners made a statement about the Nutley High School video at the Thursday open public meeting. The text of that statement was shared with the public on Friday.

Nutley Board of Commissioners Issue Formal Statement in Response to Racist Video Made by Nutley High School Students

5. After review by the Nutley Police Department and the Essex County Prosecutors Office, it was determined that the New Year's Eve video did not meet the criteria to be called a hate crime. 

 Nutley Police Department Reports No Crime Committed in Racist Video Distributed by Nutley High School Students

6. A Letter to the Editor from a recent Nutley High School graduate addressed the racist video and the cultural isssues that lead to that sort of activity.

The Conversation Nutley Needs to Have

7. News of the racist Nutley High School video spread across the country, NJ Assembly Democrats Tucker and Caputo responded with a statement.

Assembly Democrats Cleopatra Tucker and Ralph Caputo Release Joint Statement About Racist Nutley High School Video

8. Antonella bounced right into the new year just before 3 a.m. 

It's A Girl! Clara Maass Medical Center Welcomes First Baby of 2020

9. A black and white cat was found and brought to the Bloomfield animal shelter. Shortly after breaking the story, the cat was reunited with his person. 

Black and White Male Cat Found New Year's Day on High St. in Nutley

10. Members of the Nutley Volunteer Emergency and Rescue Squad welcomed a new arrival just before the New Year: a new ambulance that is expected to enter service this Spring to continue a long tradition of serving the community. 

Nutley Rescue Squad Takes Delivery of New Ambulance to Serve the Community


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