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NJ Teen Raises Funds for Abandoned Pets in Ukraine

May 16, 2022

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Animal lover Morgan Immitt, a 12-year-old Livingston student choosing to help abandoned pets in Ukraine as part of her bat mitzvah project, is looking to the community for support in this endeavor.

While watching the early news coverage of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, Immitt said she was quickly overcome with compassion for the victims as well as the pets they ...

Meet Ryder the Save The Animals Rescue Team Pet of the Week

LITTLE FALLS, NJ - S.T.A.R.T. was contacted by a concerned neighbor about a pregnant cat who was wandering the streets.

Apparently, Ryder had given birth several times before, but her litters could never survive the outdoors. How heartbreaking for her to keep losing her kittens.

So we brought Ryder inside to safety and two weeks later she delivered five little bundles of joy. She ...

Meet Harry the Save the Animals Rescue Team Pet of the Week

LITTLE FALLS, NJ - Harry was born around January 2021. This sweet orange and white boy was trapped while START was working on a TNR project behind a local storefront.  Something about his demeanor made us think he was calm and may be a candidate for adoption.

During our travels, Harry’s trap broke, and he took off! Of course, he was several towns away from where he began his ...

Passaic County SPCA Announces Open House and Pet Food Drive at Hawthorne HQ

HAWTHORNE, NJ - The Passaic County SPCA, found at 794 Lafayette Avenue in Hawthorne, will be holding an open house and pet food drive to mark the third anniversary of their pet food pantry, according to Stephanie Hornback.  The occasion will take place on Sunday, May 15, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. and SPCA members will be present to give tours of the pet food pantry, and talk about their ...

45 Louisiana Shelter Dogs Arrive at Morristown Airport

MORRISTOWN, NJ -  Forty-five shelter dogs from Louisiana safely arrived at Morristown Airport this week. The special airlift by Good Flights Program is celebrating their one-year anniversary partnering with St. Hubert's Animal Welfare Center.

More than 1,600 at-risk shelter dogs have been transported from Louisiana to new homes on the East Coast. That includes nearly ...

Animal Rights Activists Lead Protest Against Animal Shelter

New York, NY—Animal rights activists rallied and chanted outside the apartment building of a board member of the Humane Society of New York (HSNY) to call on her to reopen the shelter so that members of the public can adopt animals.

It was back in November 2021 when an animal rights activist, Donny Moss, contacted TAPinto Sutton Place/Lenox Hill to claim that the animal shelter at E 59th ...

Register Today for Monday's Free Rabies Vaccination Clinic at Nutley's Public Safety Building

NUTLEY, NJ - In order to reside in Nutley, every dog and cat must be registered with the township. Vaccinations against rabies are a part of the registration process. 

The Township of Nutley Department of Public Affairs (the Health Department) is hosting a FREE vaccine clinic for dogs and cats on Monday, April 25 from 4:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Public Safety Building on ...

TAPinto Some Trivia About Bunnies, Rabbits, and Hares

NEW JERSEY - With chocolate bunnies being the start of many baskets today, other than knowing that everyone bites the ears first because they taste best, what do we really know about rabbits, bunnies, and hares.

Regarding the chocolate variety, more than 90 million are produced annually. We're partial to Lindt golden bunny, and always bring one back home when we visit the factory ...

NJ Family Discovers What Made Their Engine Purr

HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ - A small kitten still has all her nine lives after a Hasbrouck Heights family discovered her in their car on the way to school.

Rosnelly Mateo was on her way to take her daughter Brihanna to Euclid School and herself to work in Passaic in late March. After turning on the engine, she heard loud meows coming from her car.

"Wait a minute...the cat is ...

A 300-Pound Pig, Dogs, Fish and Ferrets All Survive NJ Fire, Chief Says

UNION, NJ – Dogs, ferrets, fish and a 300-pound pig were all found safe when firefighters responded to a house fire on Standish Avenue early Monday morning.

Union Fire Chief Greg Ricciardi said a garage fire was reported on Standish Avenue at just after 5:00 a.m. Monday.  Upon arrival, firefighters found an attached garage completely engulfed in flames, a vehicle on fire in the ...


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African American Chamber of Commerce Supports RWJBH Transaction with St. Peters

New Brunswick, NJ – Access to quality medical care in New Jersey is vital to underserved populations. That's why the African American Chamber of Commerce of New Jersey (“AACCNJ”) announced its support for the proposed transaction between RWJBarnabas Health (“RWJBH”) and Saint Peter’s Healthcare System in New Brunswick, which will lead to the creation of New ...

RWJBarnabas Health, Saint Peter’s Healthcare System Vision to Create NJ’s First Premier Academic Medical Center Gets State Approval

New Brunswick, NJ – RWJBarnabas Health (“RWJBH”) and Saint Peter’s Healthcare System (“Saint Peter’s”) announced that the State of New Jersey has approved their transaction to create New Jersey’s first premier academic medical center (“premier AMC”) located in New Brunswick.

“This is a tremendous milestone in a years-long ...

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Wed, May 18, 8:00 AM

Township of Nutley Department of Parks and Recreation , Nutley

Township of Nutley COVID-19 Testing

Health & Wellness


Wed, May 18, 6:00 PM

Oakley Kitchen and Cocktails , Nutley

Trivia Night at The Oakley in Nutley

Arts & Entertainment


Wed, May 18, 6:00 PM

Nutley Public Safety HQ, Nutley

Nutley's 1st Annual EMS Night co-sponsored by ...

Health & Wellness Police & Fire


Wed, May 18, 6:30 PM

Nutley Free Public Library , Nutley

An Evening Tea and Book Signing with Author Jamie ...

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Nutley Restaurateur Khris Reina Discusses Facing Challenges Over Morning Coffee and Mimosas

NUTLEY, NJ - The global COVID-19 pandemic changed everything and challenged everyone, and it continues to do so.

It is easy to throw our hands up in despair, especially when we are reminded daily of the losses and challenges in our community, but sometimes there's a bit of news that pushes those same hands together in gratitude. Cristina Graziano and her father Joe Graziano recently ...

Eastern Conference Finals Predictions

The conference finals are now here. The four strongest teams who have fought through so much adversity to get to the positions they are in now are a step closer to the ultimate goal, the Larry O’Brien Trophy.

In the Eastern Conference, the Boston Celtics and the Miami Heat are the two teams trying to achieve the crown as the king of the east. The Celtics, who just finished a grueling ...

Nutley FONS Name to Fade Into History, Organization to Merge with Music Boosters

May 14, 2022

NUTLEY, NJ - In an effort to reduce redundancies, the Executive Boards of the Friends of Nutley Singers (FONS) and Nutley Music Boosters Association (NMBA) agreed to merge the two organizations effective July 1, 2022. The remaining organization will be NMBA. 

The goal of the merger to create one booster organization supporting both vocal and instrumental music programs. In the past, ...

Nutley Relay For Life Chalk Art Festival Returns June 12

NUTLEY, NJ - Nutley 'Relay for Life' will host the 'Chalk Art Festival' in Memorial Park Sunday, June 12, 2022. 

The chalk festival is one of the many local events benefiting 'Relay for Life.' All events are benefits for the American Cancer Society to fight cancer and support those in the fight. 

The festival takes place in Memorial Park 1, near the ...

Nutley Little Theatre Seeks Singers and Accompanist for 'Say Gay Cabaret'

Nutley Litte Theatre seeks SINGERS (and an accompanist) for its SAY GAY CABARET! (a benefit to raise funds to support the legal teams fighting Florida's Don't Say Gay Bill)

Performers should be 18+ or have parental permission

Send a video or youtube clip of you singing to by May 13th. (does not HAVE to be what you’d like to sing for the show ...

Nutley Restaurateur Khris Reina Discusses Facing Challenges Over Morning Coffee and Mimosas

NUTLEY, NJ - The global COVID-19 pandemic changed everything and challenged everyone, and it continues to do so.

It is easy to throw our hands up in despair, especially when we are reminded daily of the losses and challenges in our community, but sometimes there's a bit of news that pushes those same hands together in gratitude. Cristina Graziano and her father Joe Graziano recently ...

Kindergarten Orientation is Underway in Nutley

Orientation for incoming Kindergarten parents is underway. Here, Mr. Francia meets with Yantacaw parents to help welcome them to the Nutley Public Schools.

Nutley High School Lacrosse Making History

Tuesday, May 10th, 2022, was another historical day for the Nutley Raider Lacrosse program. For the first time in the program’s 20-year history, the Nutley lacrosse team won their SEC Colonial Division. The Nutley Raiders beat Newark East Side at Father Glotzbach Field to secure the divisional title and improve to 7-8.

Another piece of history that was made was Matt Pergola scoring his ...

Township of Nutley Swears in Mayor Scarpelli

Dr. Joseph P. Scarpelli was sworn in as Nutley Mayor tonight at the Township’s Board of Commissioners meeting. Scarpelli, who tied with outgoing Mayor Mauro G. Tucci in the Township’s last election, took the reins earlier this evening at the Nutley Town Hall.

“To my fellow commissioners, thank you for your support,” the Mayor stated. “To Mauro ...

Post Pandemic, Township of Nutley Continues Tradition of Outstanding Service

Over the last two years, much of the world has changed. However, the Township of Nutley remains as it always has, celebrating the tradition of its past while also firmly looking to its future.

The Township has long been known for its many residential benefits, including:

        A Parks and Recreation Department that maintains nine beautiful parks while also providing ...

Registration for Nutley Public Library's Summer Reading Program Begins June 1

2022 Summer Reading Program – Registration Starts June 1 – Sign up for the library’s summer reading program “Oceans of Possibilities” for a chance to win prizes like gift cards, a Turtleback Zoo family pass, and a Nintendo Switch just by reading! 

For all ages: babies to adults.  Register at

An Evening Tea and Book Signing with Author Jamie Brenner at Nutley Public Library

Join the Friends of the Nutley Public Library for An Evening Tea and Book Signing with Author Jamie Brenner. This special fundraising event will be held at the Library on Wednesday, May 18, 2022 at 6:30 p.m. Ms. Brenner will visit with guests and chat and sign copies of her latest book Blush.

Finger sandwiches, dessert, and tea will be prepared and ...

Official Notice: Nutley Board of Education Special Meeting Notice Revision

May 2, 2022

In accordance with the Open Public Meetings Act, P.L. 1975c. 231, this is to advise that the Nutley Board of Education will hold the following Special Meetings to conduct interviews with the candidates for the Superintendent of Schools position.


Cancellation May 3, 2022 6:30pm John Walker Middle School
Time Change May 4, 2022 5:00pm John Walker Middle School
May 16, 2022 ...

Official Notice: Nutley Board of Education Special Meeting Notices

In accordance with the Open Public Meetings Act, P.L. 1975c. 231, this is to advise that the Nutley Board of Education will hold the following Special Meetings to conduct interviews with the candidates for the Superintendent of Schools position.

May 3, 2022 6:30pm John Walker Middle School

May 4, 2022 5:30pm John Walker Middle School

May 16, 2022 5:30pm John Walker ...

Paterson Celebrates 'Palestine Way'

May 16, 2022

PATERSON, NJ - History was made Sunday as hundreds gathered to celebrate and honor the street sign unveiling of “Palestine Way” as well as the first ever Palestine Street Festival in Paterson.

Following the recent approval by the Paterson City Council, Mayor Andre Sayegh, City Council President Maritza Davila, and Sixth Ward Councilman Al Abdelaziz, himself the son of ...

Large Turnout in Red Bank for "Bans Off Our Bodies" Rally

Red Bank, NJ: Several hundred "Bans Off Our Bodies" marchers began today’s 11:00am rally starting at the Red Bank train station and continuing up Monmouth Street carrying signs and repeating the chants of organizers.

The gathering was in response to the potential overturning of a May 4 leaked Supreme Court draft opinion of the Roe V. Wade abortion law.   

How ...

Tom Gargiulo's Baseball Camp Offers Top Quality Experience for Nutley Children

The best baseball camps in New Jersey are considered by some young players and their parents to be the first step on the way to molding superior athletes.  Mayor Mauro G. Tucci is pleased to announce Tom Gargiulo’s Summer Baseball Leadership Camp to the Parks and Recreation Department’s line up of summer activities.  The skills involved in baseball are shared through the ...

State Police Chiefs Seek ‘Safety-Sensitive Employee’ Exclusion to Cannabis Law

April 21, 2022

Most states that approved the use of recreational cannabis have exclusions for those employed in “safety-sensitive” professions.  These are individuals who hold such jobs as train operators, air traffic controllers and those working on utility pipelines.  That group also includes police officers.

It is sound reasoning to have such an exclusion for the safety of ...

The Nutley Educational Foundation Supports Julie Glazer!

Dear Friends of the Nutley Educational Foundation,

We have exciting news about Dr. Julie Glazer, our Nutley Superintendent. A member of the Nutley community has nominated Superintendent, Dr. Julie Glazer, for the 2021-2022 National LifeChanger of the Year program!

LifeChanger of the Year is an annual program sponsored by the National Life Group Foundation that recognizes and ...

Voter Registration Deadline for June Primary Is Today; Nutley Muni Clerk Office Open Until 9

May 17, 2022

NUTLEY, NJ - The Township of Nutley Office of the Municipal Clerk will be open until 9 p.m. tonight. May 17 for late night voter registration.

May 17 is the last day to register to be able to cast a ballot in the June primary. Between now and 9 p.m. tonight, residents can register to vote at Town Hall during regular business hours. 

Resident who are uncertain if they are on the ...

And Now For Round Two: How Runoffs Work in Newark Municipal Elections

NEWARK, NJ — The results of Tuesday's citywide nonpartisan municipal elections are a reminder that under certain conditions, Newark voters get to speak not once, but twice.

Voters, get ready for the runoff election season. The campaigning won't last long since Runoff Election Day is June 14.

The tallies tabulated in the East, South, and West wards, which are ...

First New Jersey Political Action Committee Dedicated to Electing Black Women Launches

NEWARK, NJ –– Be Ready, the first political action committee dedicated to increasing the number of Black women in elected office in New Jersey has launched.

Led by a group of Black women with proven experience in organizing, managing campaigns, and advancing issues at the state and local levels, Be Ready will also work to advance a policy agenda centered on the issues ...


Nutley Moves Forward with On3’s Pedestrian Bridge; Consulting Planners Chosen for Ciccolini Redevelopment Area

April 2, 2022

NUTLEY, NJ - Township settles a litigation suit and proceeds forward with ON3 walking bridge during the Tuesday, March 15 Board of Commissioners meeting. Tucci was absent excused. Revenue and Finance Commissioner Thomas J. Evans assumed the role of deputy mayor.

In December 2021, the plaintiff Scott Madlinger submitted an OPRA (Open Public Records Act) request to the township for access to ...

Eisai Pharmaceuticals to Occupy Iconic Tower at On3 in Nutley February 2022

NUTLEY, NJ - Eisai, an oncology and neurology-focused pharmaceutical company, is moving to Nutley in February. The Japanese firm will occupy the entire iconic 15-story International style tower that anchors the life-science campus straddling the border of the Township of Nutley and City of Clifton.

Presently based in Woodcliff Lake NJ, the company will relocate ...

Longbourne by Jo Baker

Longbourne by Jo Baker. (Vintage, 2013)


Fancy that. Longbourne’s publishing date is exactly 200 years after that of its “predecessor,” Pride and Prejudice. Jane Austen, author of six novels including Pride and Prejudice, was born in Hampshire, England in 1775; yet the themes and characters of her works remain as contemporary as if they were written today. In fact, ...

Just a Second

May 20th is World Metrology Day.

I am counting down the hours on an atomic clock which is accurate to 1 second in 10 million years.

Metrology is the scientific development of systems of measure. Unlike Meteorology, the study of weather, you don’t have to be chipper and TV good looking to study Metrology. You do have to have geekish tendencies and more degrees than a thermometer, ...

Nutley Public Library Events and Activities for June 2022

May 15, 2022

During the months of May and June:  The Nutley Public Library is proud to display artwork created by the talented 7th grade students at John H. Walker Middle School.  These mixed media pieces were inspired by the collages of the artist David Hockney.  There will be an open reception to honor the students on Saturday, May 21 from 2:00-4:00 in the Stockton Room.  ...

NJPBA Statement on Release of Sundiata Acoli, Convicted Killer of NJ State Trooper

WOODBRIDGE, NJ - New Jersey State Policemen’s Benevolent Association President Pat Colligan released the following statement on the New Jersey Supreme Court’s decision to release Sundiata Acoli on parole:

“We stand with our brothers and sisters of the New Jersey State Police during this difficult time.  We disagree with the New Jersey Supreme Court’s ...

Nutley Public Library Programs and Activities for May 2022

Monday, May 2 at 7:00 p.m. – DISH!  The Monday Night Cookbook Club.  Members will choose, prepare at home, and present in-person their DISH!  We will then gather to sample and discuss each other’s recipes, our cooking techniques, and share stories and culture.  To register and for further information ...

Talking About Twin Loss

The death of Christiano Ronaldo’s baby boy twin has garnered the sympathy of fans and followers around the world. 

On Monday, April 18, he announced via a social media post that his newborn son had passed away. “Only the birth of our baby girl gives us the strength to live this moment with some hope and happiness,” read the statement on Twitter, signed by both Ronaldo ...


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Drawing the Line Between News and Content Marketing is Key to Publisher Credibility and Success

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ — Publishers invest significant time and financial resources in building their audience. No one has the right to have their content placed in front of the audience you’ve built. Public relations firms and others say their content is newsworthy and they get paid a lot of money to try to make that case to publishers every day.

Drawing the line between news and ...

TAPinto CEO Michael Shapiro Discusses Local Marketing in a Digital World

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ — TAPinto Founder and CEO Michael Shapiro was a recent guest on Sergeant Marketing's Milestone Mindset Live speaking about Local Marketing in a Digital World. The series helps viewers attract and retain clients and donors.

Shapiro and host Nancy Sergeant talked about a number of topics, including the value of local marketing in the post-pandemic economy, how ...

TAPinto Publisher Bobbie Peer Receives Boy Scouts of America Patriots' Path Council Tribute to Women Award

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ — Bobbie Peer is a business owner, a networker, a marketer and a survivor.

"I am a single mother and I made it," Peer said. "I work hard, I'm passionate about what I do and I form relationships. I am a success."

Peer, the publisher of five TAPinto sites, recently received a Boy Scouts of America Patriots' Path Council Tribute to ...

TAPinto CEO Michael Shapiro Discusses Future of Local News

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ — TAPinto Founder and CEO Michael Shapiro was a recent guest on the "What Works - The Future of Local News" Podcast from Northeastern University’s School of Journalism.

Shapiro talked about how TAPinto was formed, the current successes the company is seeing and plans for the future.

You can hear the discussion here.

For more information about ...

‘Calendar Girls’ Captivates at Chatham Playhouse

CHATHAM, NJ — This delightful play, set in Yorkshire, England, lends a risque air to the Women’s Institutes at a local church parish.

The play and film were based on a true story of middle-aged women who were seeking a fundraising idea for Leukemia Research.

They’re desperate to find a way to support their charities and somehow come up with the idea of ...