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Updated: Parents to Launch South Orange-Maplewood’s First Independent Elementary School

May 10, 2021

SOUTH ORANGE/MAPLEWOOD, NJ — A school year like no other has prompted South Orange-Maplewood parents to launch the community's first independent elementary school.

The Village School of South Orange is accepting applications for students starting this fall in grades kindergarten through fifth.

Conversations about wanting to open an independent school started last year on the local ...

Nutley High School Class of 2021's Sebastian Lembo is headed to Rivier University

NUTLEY, NJ - Sebastian Lembo will be attending Rivier  University in New Hampshire this Fall to study Criminal Justice to become an FBI agent or US Marshall. 

TAPinto Nutley congratulates Sebastian and the entire Nutley High School Class of 2021 and wish you every success in the future! 

 

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Do You Want to Become a Psychiatrist? New Jersey May Pay for Your Residency

WAYNE, NJ — For the last fourteen months, New Jerseyans have been in the midst of the worst global pandemic in most of our lifetimes. The number of positive cases of COVID-19 in NJ has just recently reached the 1 million mark. This is one out of every nine people in the state. Just over 25,000 have died due to complications from COVID, while all of us have been suffering under forced ...

Rutgers University Opens Vaccination Sites on its Campuses

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Jordan Clarida, a sophomore majoring in public health, traveled to Rutgers on Wednesday to become the first student vaccinated at the Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy because she wanted to be part of the movement that ends the pandemic and saves lives.

“Having the vaccine available here was the easiest way for me to receive it,” said the Bound Brook resident, a ...

St. Peter's Prep Class of 2021's Evan Scribner of Nutley is Headed to Sacred Heart University

NUTLEY, NJ —  Evan Scribner who is graduating in St. Peter's Prep Class of 2021 has committed to Sacred Heart University on a football/merit scholarship and will be playing D1 football in the NCAA FCS conference.

TAPinto Nutley congratulates Evan and the entire Class of 2021 and wish you every success in the future! 

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Nutley High School Class of 2021's Jessica Caraballo is Headed to William Paterson University

NUTLEY, NJ — Jessica Caraballo is heading to William Paterson University this Fall.

She was accepted into the Psychology program and will be studying Social Work/Psychology. Caraballo has also been awarded the Pioneer Plus Scholarship. 

TAPinto Nutley congratulates Jessica and the entire Nutley High School Class of 2021 and wish you every success in the future! 

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Gov. Murphy Says Only 16 School Districts Are Still All Remote, Reports on COVID and Vaccination Numbers

TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Murphy reported during his COVID briefing on Wednesday that effective May 19, the state will lift the prohibition on interstate indoor youth competitions. Additionally, he said that only 16 school districts are still all remote. 

"We continue to work to see every school return to in-person instruction. At the beginning of March, 142 districts were ...

Nutley High School Class of 2021's Christopher Carnovale Jr. is headed to Bucknell University

NUTLEY, NJ - Christopher Carnovale Jr. will be attending Bucknell University as a Finance major at the Freeman College of Management.

TAPinto Nutley congratulates Christoper and the entire Nutley High School Class of 2021 and wish you every success in the future! 

 

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Bergen Catholic Class of 2021's Jack Yoon of Nutley is Headed to Bentley University

NUTLEY, NJ - Jack Yoon, Bergen Catholic high school Class of 2021 will be headed to Bentley University this Fall.

 TAPinto Nutley congratulates Jack and the entire Nutley High School Class of 2021 and wish you every success in the future! 

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Nutley High School Class of 2021's Jordan Green is headed to Sacred Heart University

NUTLEY, NJ - Jordan Green will be attending Sacred Heart University where he will be majoring in Sports Journalism. 

TAPinto Nutley congratulates Jordan and the entire Nutley High School Class of 2021 and wish you every success in the future! 

 

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Techsplorers Club at Nutley Public Library on May 15 at 3:00 p.m.

May 6, 2021

Techsplorers Club returns to the Nutley Public Library on Saturday, May 15 at 3:00 PM. This event features hands-on activities highlighting science, technology, creativity and engineering for students in grades 4-6 in a fun and interactive way!

Instructor Mr. L will show students how to program a drone and Hackaball, and also teaching them how to make a phone case from duct tape. 

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Introduction to Islamic Design - ONLINE

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Beginner Mah Jongg - ONLINE

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Autism Awareness Month in Nutley as Seen 'In The Eyes of Alex '

April is Autism Awareness Month. Supporters across the country illuminate blue bulbs to mark the occasion and raise awareness. The Township of Nutley takes it a step further by illuminating municipal buildings in blue light for the entire month of April. 

Autism Awareness is not just limited to Nutley. In Paterson, the renovation of Lou Costello Park includes features ...

Hackensack Meridian Mountainside Medical Center Celebrates National Nurses Week

May 6, 2021

MONTCLAIR, New Jersey – National Nurses week begins on May 6, the birthday of the founder of modern nursing, Florence Nightingale. This annual celebration acknowledges the work nurses do for others and provides an opportunity to thank them for the work they do each day.

Last year, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared 2020 the Year of the Nurse. The American Nurses Association ...

Let Your Voice Be Heard! TAPinto Nutley Welcomes Residents' Letters to the Editor

NUTLEY, NJ — In a vibrant community like Nutley, residents, business owners, and stakeholders can share their opinions, offer grievances, or bestow praise on the subjects that matter most to them. TAPinto Nutley welcomes letters to the editor on everything from schools, municipal government, even your passion for environmental stewardship! 

The ...

NJ Gov. Murphy Recognizes May as Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month

TRENTON, NJ - Gov. Phil Murphy recognized May as Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month in a statement issued May 1. 

Official recognition of May as Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month has been a part of the American tradition for more than 40 years. The idea of recognizing Asian Pacific heritage can be traced back to period following the bicentennial ...

Township of Nutley COVID-19 Update April 30, 2021

April 30, 2021

The Township of Nutley is providing an update to the community on:

Total COVID-19 cases in Nutley

COVID-19 Total Cases as of April 30, 2021
Essex County has reported a total of 3,016 cases and 63 deaths as of today.  This reflects an increase of 193 cases and 2 deaths since the last report on April 10, 2021.

COVID-19 Testing ...

Official Notice: Nutley Public Schools 2021 - 2022 Advertised Enrollments

Notice is hereby given to the legal voters of the Nutley school district, in the County of Essex, of the State of New Jersey, that a Public Hearing will be held in the John Walker Middle School Auditorium of the Nutley Board of Education, 315 Franklin Avenue Nutley New Jersey 07110, on Tuesday, April 27, 2021 at 6:30PM, for the purpose of conducting a public hearing on the following ...

Newark Symphony Hall Gives First Look Into $50M Renovation Project

May 10, 2021

NEWARK, NJ — The Newark Symphony Hall this week unveiled designs for its new exterior renovation, a project which began last year. 

The project is part of a three-phase, $50 million effort set to wrap on the venue’s 100th birthday in 2025. The design, from Trenton-based architectural firm Clarke Caton Hintz, includes a new marquee and streetscape.

Find Out Your Options If You a Newark Homeowner At-Risk If the Eviction Moratorium is Lifted

NEWARK, NJ — Newark’s financially burdened homeowners who face a looming eviction moratorium expected to end this June can seek help and information during a virtual seminar hosted by nonprofit United Community Corporation this month.

The free virtual seminar’s goal will emphasize options available to residents in Newark and Essex County - ...

NJ TRANSIT Launches Partnership to Offer Free Rides to COVID-19 Vaccination Sites

May 8, 2021

NEWARK, NJ - NJ TRANSIT has announced a new partnership in a statement on May 4 to help get more New Jersey residents vaccinated. The partnership called VAXRide should help approximately 11,000 residents get free rides to both public and private vaccination destinations. 

Novartis, a NJ based healthcare company, is the program’s lead sponsor with a commitment of $120,000 for the ...

Murphy Appoints First Woman to Serve as State's Adjutant General

TRENTON, NJ — Governor Phil Murphy announced on Monday his nomination of Colonel Dr. Lisa Hou to serve as Adjutant General and Commissioner of the New Jersey Department of Military and Veterans Affairs (DMAVA). Hou would be the first woman and first Asian-American to serve in the Adjutant General position in the state's history.

"Colonel Hou took the ...

Nutley Public Library Techsplorers Club on May 15 at 3:00 p.m.

Techsplorers Club returns to the Nutley Public Library on Saturday, May 15 at 3:00 PM. This event features hands-on activities highlighting science, technology, creativity and engineering for students in grades 4-6 in a fun and interactive way!

Instructor Mr. L will show students how to program a drone and Hackaball, and also teaching them how to make a phone case from duct tape. 

This ...

May 2021 Events at the Nutley Public Library

Monday, May 3 at 7:00 p.m. – Virtual DISH!  The Monday Night Cookbook Club.  Members will choose, prepare at home, and present a DISH!  We will then gather online to discuss each other’s recipes, our cooking techniques, and share stories and culture.  To register and for further information visit: nutleypubliclibrary.org/dish-cookbook-club.  ...

Find Your Green Thumb: NJ Experts Offer Tips for Starting a Kitchen Garden

May 8, 2021

NEW JERSEY — They don’t call this The Garden State for nothing.

Want to bring out your inner green thumb this season? There’s no better time than now to get started on a kitchen garden.

“There is no mastery of gardening, you just get better at guessing,” said Bloomfield’s L. Be. Sholar, who offers gardening tips on her blog, Farm-Based ...

More Breweries including Montclair Brewery Join NJ’s ‘Shot and a Beer’ Program to Encourage COVID Vaccinations

NEW JERSEY — Need another reason to get your COVID-19 vaccine? Now you can get free beer at more than 30 New Jersey breweries just for getting your shot during the month of May.

The number of breweries participating in New Jersey's “Shot and a Beer” program, which began this month in partnership with the Brewer's Guild of New Jersey, the Governor's ...

Nutley Board of Education Announces JD Vick Head Varsity Football Coach

May 10, 2021

NUTLEY, NJ - At the April Board of Education meeting, the Board voted to appoint JD Vick Head Varsity Football Coach at NHS. Vick has been with the program since 2004 and served as the interim head football coach in 2019, when Coach Steve DiGregorio was on medical leave.

“It’s an honor to be named head coach of the Nutley High School football team,” Vick ...

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“It's over Bill. I don’t do Windows.”

And so, with a simple Ctl+Alt+Del over Twitter, the marriage of Bill and Melinda Gates has powered down.

The wealthy, philanthropic tech couple sadly announced their union was “irretrievably broken.” I took this to mean they received a critical error message followed by the blue screen of death because their marital ...

Five Apps That Can Be Helpful While Grieving

Although nothing can replace the love and support of friends or family, sometimes you need to grieve on your own.

Here, we take a look at five grief apps that may help you understand death and the emotions you’re experiencing when adapting to life after the loss of a loved one. We have even featured a few apps that can help children handle their grief.

My Grief Angels

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Letter to the Editor: Say No to Nutley Ordinance No. 3473!

May 6, 2021

The introduction of Ordinance No. 3473 to ban, even temporarily, the operation of any cannabis related business does not seem to bear in mind the best interests of our community, especially when 64.67% of Nutley voters supported legalization. 

Whereas the passage of recreational use is new, NJ legalized medical cannabis in 2010. For legislative guidance we need look no further than to our ...

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Biden Steps Up on Gun Violence Prevention, Now Senators Must Act

Since the Covid-19 pandemic began, there has been an unprecedented surge in both firearm sales and gun violence. 

Recent economic stress combined with social isolation has intensified the crisis and further highlighted weaknesses in our existing gun safety laws. 

However, gun violence survivors and activists now have reason to be hopeful.

On Thursday, April 8, President Biden ...

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NY Giants and Make-A-Wish Grant Penny's Wish to Tackle Kids Cancer at Hackensack Meridian's Children's Health

April 15, 2021

MONROE TWP., NJ - Make-A-Wish New Jersey posthumously honored the wish of 2 ½ year-old Penelope (Penny), who recently passed away after her courageous battle with neuroblastoma during a private ceremony on Tuesday. 

Penny’s wish was to provide a contribution to Tackle Kids Cancer, a philanthropic initiative of Hackensack Meridian Children’s Health Children’s ...

Why Mixed-Use is Good for Nutley

When last we addressed the Township, we spoke about Prism’s desire to make ON3 a “Mixed-Use” Development. Exactly what is Mixed-Use Development, and why is it good for Nutley and Clifton?

Traditionally, land use planning followed a silo approach meant to keep residences, shops, factories and offices separated. That means uses such as “Office” were ...

On Mother's Day: A Short Tale of a Neurotic Mother

May 9, 2021

Editor's Note: This story was written in 2017 and offers a little personal insight on the unspoken trials some face as moms.  It is shared with permission of Writefully Inspired and is intended to bring a smile to the faces of others who can relate.

This is a story about a mother.   And, it might just sound a little more than auto-biographical.  Because it is.

I ...

Ridding Nation of Stench of Racial Prejudice

Like millions of Americans across the nation, my colleagues and I at NJCDC have watched the trial of Derek Chauvin with great interest—and great horror—over the last several weeks. It has, at times, been a heart-wrenching experience as witness after witness recounted the abject brutality of what the former police officer did to George Floyd. When it was announced that the ...

How to Handle Nosebleeds

May 9, 2021

Montclair, NJ – Nosebleeds can be your body’s response to several factors. Seasonal allergies, injury or trauma to the nose, repeated sneezing, cold air, certain medications, chemical irritants and nose-picking can all lead to bleeding in the nose. Luckily, very few reasons for a nosebleed indicate any sort of serious medical problem.

For more insight on how to handle ...

Bloomfield College Announces Honorary Degree Recipients For Its 148th Commencement

BLOOMFIELD, N.J. – Four prominent national and distinguished citizens will receive honorary degrees from Bloomfield College as part of the private, four-year College’s 148th commencement, President Marcheta P. Evans announced today.

Wanda Durant

Wanda Durant, affectionately known as Mama Durant, is a passionate advocate, leader, entrepreneur and philanthropist who has ...

Techsplorers Club at Nutley Public Library on May 15 at 3:00 p.m.

Techsplorers Club returns to the Nutley Public Library on Saturday, May 15 at 3:00 PM. This event features hands-on activities highlighting science, technology, creativity and engineering for students in grades 4-6 in a fun and interactive way!

Instructor Mr. L will show students how to program a drone and Hackaball, and also teaching them how to make a phone case from duct tape. 

This ...

Streisand: Redefining Beauty, Femininty, and Power

Barbra Streisand: Redefining Beauty, Femininity, and Power by Neal Gabler. (Yale 

Univ. Press, 2016).

Stephen Spielberg: A Life in Films by Molly Haskell. (Yale Univ. Press, 2017)

 

My family complains each year at holiday time that I am impossible to buy gifts for. This is true because, usually, if I want something, I purchase it myself. They ask me for lists, but even ...

The Persian Always Meows Twice

The Persian Always Meows Twice: A Cat Groomer Mystery by Eileen Watkins.        (available on Amazon).

 

        Cassie McGlone needs to start over, escape from an abusive ex-boyfriend, and establish a business of her own. An independent woman, Cassie moves to Chadwick, New Jersey (a fictional town somewhere near Morristown) ...

The Four Winds by Kristin Hannah

The Four Winds by Kristin Hannah (St. Martin’s Press, 2021)

 

We can’t quibble that Kristin Hannah is one of the most respected authors on the contemporary scene. Her new book, The Four Winds, is number 1 on the New York Times Book Review. Hannah is a wonderful storyteller, who frequently uses the theme of the importance of family in our lives, which is a universal theme, ...

Obituaries

Oct 30, 1999 - Mar 8, 2021
Victor A. Melillo, 21 of Nutley, passed away on Monday March 8, 2021. Victor was born in ...
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Vietnam War Army Veteran Sports Icon  Beloved Husband, Father, Grandfather Mr. Angelo ...
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The Jaffe Briefing - May 10, 2021

LINDEN – As everything seems to begin and end in New Jersey, the national news is a pipeline that runs from Houston to Linden. The Colonial Pipeline – the largest of its kind in the U.S. – is shut down, as a Friday ransomware attack has taken down this massive delivery system that provides fuel to states on the eastern border. Yeah, this is an absolute mess, with the White House ...

Fighting Fatigue: How To Sleep Better And Longer

Getting a good night’s sleep plays a vital role in your overall health. Sleeping recharges your body and brain to help prepare and energize you for each new day. On the other hand, sleep deprivation can cause a slew of problems, including memory issues and an increased risk for car accidents.

According to the National Sleep Foundation, adults aged 26-64 need seven to nine hours of sleep ...

4 Unique and Meaningful Ways to Decorate for Mother’s Day

With Mother’s Day around the corner, it’s time to think about decorations that will brighten up your home as well as show Mom that she’s a unique, valued person in your family. With a few simple touches, it’s easy to create meaningful decorations that highlight the things that she loves best. Here are four great ways to add some color and style to Mom’s favorite ...

Understanding SPF for Healthy Summer Skin

As we head outside to take advantage of the warmer weather, skincare and sun safety should be top priorities. While the sun’s rays provide countless benefits, the ultraviolet (or UV) components of sunlight are damaging to our skin. A sunburn from overexposure isn’t just temporarily painful - the UV rays that cause a burn are doing long-term damage to your skin cells that’s ...

Celebrating Mother’s Day: 4 Ways to Make Mom Feel Special

Mother’s Day is a wonderful time to tell the caregivers in your life how special they are. By highlighting Mom’s favorite things in your celebrations, you’ll be able to shine a light on everything unique about her. If you’re looking for interesting ways to host a Mother’s Day celebration for a group, big or small, here are four memorable events that will leave Mom ...

TAPinto Tips: Intro to SEO

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - If you own a business, you might be familiar with lots of trends in marketing that promise to increase your business: social media and email campaigns, as well as paid and organic ads. One trend that tends to get overlooked is SEO, or search engine optimization. SEO is a proven and necessary tool, but you may ask yourself, “What is it?” and “How can you best ...

Veteran TAPinto Franchisee Launches TAPinto Raritan Bay

SAYREVILLE, NJ - Longtime TAPinto Scotch Plains-Fanwood franchisee John Mooney is taking his talents to the banks of the Raritan. After spending years growing TAPinto Scotch Plains-Fanwood into one of the networks top 5 most-visited sites, Mooney is officially launching TAPinto Raritan Bay, covering Sayreville and South Amboy, N.J.

“Since I am familiar with Sayreville-South Amboy and ...