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Township of Nutley Mayor Mauro Tucci Reflects on the May 12 election

May 23, 2020

NUTLEY, NJ  - In a historic election, Parks and Recreation Commissioner Mauro G. Tucci recently tied with Public Works Commissioner Joseph P. Scarpelli for mayor. This election was unique due to both the tie and also the first to have totally mailed in ballots.

The results of 4,586 for both Tucci and Scarpelli, and Public Safety Commissioner Alphonse Petracco not far behind with ...

Slight Majority Support Voting by Mail for NJ's July Primary, Most Unaware of New Primary Date: Rutgers-Eagleton Poll 

Biden leads Trump by double digits in 2020 match-up in New Jersey

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ -- Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, 54% of registered voters in New Jersey agree that the state should replace its July primary election – usually an in-person endeavor – entirely with voting by mail, according to the latest Rutgers-Eagleton Poll. Forty-two percent, on the other hand, believe the ...

2020 Election Policies : What Candidates and Nutley Voters Need to Know

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Nutley Board of Commissioners Election Results Certified, Petracco "leaving my options open"

NUTLEY, NJ - The Essex Clerk certified the results of the May 12, 2020 Nutley Board of Commissioners (BOC) election and the results show the teamwork and mutual respect that are hallmarks of a board that must lead the township in unprecedented times like these.

The people mailed their ballots and re-elected the incumbents, Dr. Joseph P. Scarpelli, Mauro Tucci, Alphonse Petracco, and ...

Nutley Election Results to Be Finalized Monday; Anything Can Happen

NUTLEY, NJ - The Essex Clerk updated the results of the May 12, 2020 Nutley Board of Commissioners (BOC) election Friday night and the results are ... unofficial. 

The election results are supposed to be finalized on Monday, May 18. At that time, the make-up of the next BOC will be known.

The people mailed their ballots and re-elected the incumbents, Dr. Joseph P. Scarpelli, Mauro ...

Montclair Election Results to Be Finalized on Monday; Spiller Ahead by 195 Votes

MONTCLAIR, NJ - The Essex County Clerk's office has updated the election results for the Montclair Municipal Election on Friday.

First round of results had Sean Spiller ahead of Renee Baskerville, MD by 450 votes. As of Friday, the results have been updated and with nearly 3000 additional votes counted, Spiller is ahead of Baskerville by 

Official results will be announced on ...

The Nutley Board of Commissioners looks like it consist of Scarpelli, Tucci, Petracco, Evans and Kelly (Unofficially)

NUTLEY, NJ - The next board looks like it will consist of Dr. Joseph P. Scarpelli, Mauro Tucci, Alphonse Petracco, Tom Evans, and John Kelly. The results published by the Essex County Clerk's Office Friday evening read "unofficial results."

Right now, Scarpelli and Tucci each ended the race with 4586 votes. Kelly appears to have taken "the Rogers seat" with ...

NJ July 7 Primary Election Will Be Vote By Mail

TRENTON, NJ - The primary scheduled for July 7 will be almost entirely vote-by-mail, according to New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy. 

Murphy said on Friday that every registered Democrat and Republican will receive a postage-paid vote-by-mail ballot. Unaffiliated and inactive voters will receive a postage-paid application to vote-by-mail.

"No one should have to choose between their ...

Scarpelli, Tucci, Petracco Remain in Three Person Race for Nutley's Top Job

Nutley NJ - The Essex County Clerk is expected to release the final vote count for the 2020 Nutley Board of Commissioners Race today, and until then two seats, the top spot and the fifth seat, remain in question.

Traditionally, the person with the most votes becomes the mayor. The actual process involves all commissioners to meet and discuss shortly after they are sworn in, but this is Nutley, ...

With 778 Ballots Delivered Since Election Day, Nutley's Board of Commissioners Race Remains Too Close To Call

Nutley NJ - The 2020 Nutley Board of Commissioners race remains a nail-biter, and will every one of the township's nail salons still closed because of the COVID-10 pandemic, things could get ugly. 

On Wednesday, election night, the votes that were received showed the four incumbents comfortably re-elected, with the fifth commissioner, "the Rogers" seat" as the biggest ...


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June 4 Set for Next Essex County Emergency Food Distribution Event

June 1, 2020


Event is Thursday, June 4th at Essex County Codey Arena in West Orange


Essex County, NJ – One thousand boxes of food will be distributed Thursday, June 4that Essex County Codey Arena in West Orange to help families negatively impacted by the Coronavirus. The program is meant to ...

Admiral Air Tech and Bucco Couture Fund Nutley Volunteer Emergency and Rescue Squad Fundraiser

NUTLEY, NJ - Local businesses Bucco Couture and AdmiralAirtech came to the rescue to finance the Nutley Volunteer Emergency and Rescue Squad's (NVERS) lawn sign fundraiser.  

The squad receives no funding from the Township of Nutley, and instead relies on fundraisers to support the local ambulance corps. With COVID-19 canceling their fundraisers this season, local businesses ...

Township of Nutley COVID-19 Update June 2, 2020

June 2, 2020

The Township of Nutley is providing an update to the community on several important matters, including:

Total COVID-19 cases in Nutley
Commissioner Meeting Thursday
Other updates

COVID-19 Total Cases
The Township of Nutley announced 1 additional known COVID-19 case keeping the total to 496 cases and 34 deaths.

Commissioner Meeting Thursday

The Board of Commissioners will be ...

Township of Nutley COVID-19 Update June 1, 2020

The Township of Nutley is providing an update to the community on several important matters, including:

Total COVID-19 cases in Nutley
State moves to Stage 2 of Reopening Starting June 15
Other updates

COVID-19 Total Cases
The Township of Nutley announced 0 additional known COVID-19 cases keeping the total to 495 cases and 34 deaths.

Stage 2 of New Jersey’s Reopening to ...

Baraka on Cookouts: There's a 'New Condiment, and That Condiment is Called Hand Sanitizer

June 2, 2020

NEWARK, NJ — The first phase of Newark’s reopening and recovery plan commenced on Monday as officials unveiled what Phase 2 would look like on the steps of City Hall, where Mayor Ras Baraka also signed an order for outdoor gatherings. 

The city’s Reopening and Recovery Strikeforce announced June 1 plans a little more than a week ago, driving home its focus on ensuring ...

Essex County Summer Concert Series and Fireworks Canceled

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. announced Monday that the 2020 Essex County Summer Music Concert Series and Fireworks displays have been canceled because of the Coronavirus.

“Our Summer Concert Series and Fireworks Spectaculars are much anticipated events that attract spectators from throughout Essex County and beyond. They are an ...

‘We Hope and Pray for Good.’ Protesters Mobilize Peacefully in Hackensack Following Death of George Floyd 

May 31, 2020

HACKENSACK, N.J. — It seemed every bit the quiet Saturday afternoon in Hackensack, with the sun shining down from blue skies — until a dozen people holding up signs marching single-file heading toward the Court Plaza made their presence known.

“I — CAN’T — BREATHE!” shouted a protester.

When he followed it up with, “Who matters?” His ...

300 March in New Brunswick to Protest George Floyd's Death

NEW BRUNSWICK. N.J. - Some 300 people gathered at location of the 2011 shooting of a black man by a New Brunswick police officer to protest the death of George Floyd.

Floyd died on May 25 after Minneapolis, Minnesota,  police officer Derek Chauvin kneeled on his neck for more than 8 minutes. 

Floyd's death has set off protests and riots in Minneapolis and other cities.

It ...

Nutley Public Schools Class of 2020 Update

May 27, 2020

Parents, Students, and Residents:

As you may have already heard, Governor Murphy announced that New Jersey high school Classes of 2020 may have outdoor celebrations, which can take place after July 6.

As we get more information on social distancing, capacity and acceptable protocols later today, we will begin planning with the community. We look forward to exploring ways ...

Restaurant Business Down, NJ Distributors Are Selling Straight to Consumers

May 31, 2020

Duck legs confit. Waygu burgers. Andouille sausage. These items from meat supplier D’Artagnan typically would be headed to restaurants, but due to COVID-19 much of it is on its way to homes, instead.

“We got into this because the restaurants disappeared,” said D’Artagnan President Andy Wertheim. “This is a question of finding another way to get the product into ...

New Jersey Date Night: Chicken Restaurants That Sizzle

New Jersey Date Night is a series on NJ Flavor by relationship writer Craig Rogers.

Before you know it, our date nights can actually happen at a table in a restaurant! As New Jersey begins to slowly emerge from stay-at-home rules, couples are itching to get our and experience something hot. How about something sizzling found in a basket, on a plate or inside a bucket?

When it comes to ...

Rules of Engagement

The unofficial start to summer has begun and people are emerging gingerly from their Covid-free lairs like bears from hibernation. And after months living in quarantine without pants or haircuts, the question on all of our minds as we contemplate going out in public is, how is this supposed to work?

Here are some useful etiquette tips to help you open up this summer.

There seems to be so ...

Skills I Thought I’d Never Need Again (Or Ever)

Skills I thought I’d never need again (or ever)

Or how I put my skills to work in this new world


Every post-apocalypse movie has this weird combination of technology and pioneer sensibilities. I’ve always thought that odd – if there were droids watching over them, why were they cooking over an open hearth, if you have flying cars why aren’t your stores ...

New Jersey Prosecutors Issue Statement on George Floyd Death

May 31, 2020

Message from the County Prosecutors Association of New Jersey

The images of George Floyd’s death in Minneapolis are deeply disturbing.  Mr. Floyd’s death is being investigated not only by the Hennepin County Attorney’s Office, the U.S. Attorney’s Office and the FBI in Minneapolis, but by the U.S. Department of Justice Civil Rights division, as it should be.

As ...

COVID-19 Response


Let me say my thanks to all front line responders for taking care of our sick population. Your courage and dedication are an inspiration to our community.

I also want to comment on the quick response of Governor Murphy at the onset of this crisis. No one understood what we were dealing with or how to respond. He provided the initial foundation for safety as he ...


Nutley's Prism Capital Partners Donates Stockpile of Critical Safety Gear to Hackensack Meridian Health

March 26, 2020

NUTLEY, NJ - more than 400 DuPont Tyvek Bacteria suits; more than 500 Kimtec bacterial masks; and in excess of 1,000 personal hygiene kits each containing four masks, latex gloves, a disposable thermometer, hand sanitizer and sterile wipes.were delivered to Hackensack Meridian Health’s Hackensack University Medical Center this week after being found in a storage area on the On3 ...

Coronavirus Test Under Development at Center for Discovery and Innovation in Nutley

NUTLEY, NJ -- Researchers at the Hackensack Meridian Health Center for Discovery and Innovation (CDI) are currently developing rapid response diagnostic tests for the coronavirus, known as COVID-19. Robert Menendez, U.S. Senator from New Jersey, toured the CDI lab and called for a stronger federal response to this growing crisis. TAPintoTV spoke with CDI officials as well as their Chief ...

I photographed a George Floyd protest in Newark. This is what I Witnessed.

June 2, 2020

Daniel Han is a freelance journalist, Westfield High School Graduate of 2019 and freshman studying journalism at Rutgers University.

I entered Newark, N.J. on Saturday with shatter-proof goggles, a helmet and camera. As a freelance photographer, I wanted to capture the historic moment of the George Floyd protests, but was also nervous. Footage of Minneapolis, New York and Philadelphia ...

The Impact of COVID-19 on Mental Health is Greater than We Know 

While COVID-19 makes its horrific mark on New Jersey, we at Family Connections are continuing to serve thousands of people of all ages through our dynamic programming. In talking to these clients, we’re hearing increased symptoms among those who already had mental health issues and reports from clients now experiencing new feelings of depression, anxiety and social isolation. We are also ...


June 1, 2020

Essex County, NJ – Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. announced on Monday, June 1st that the 2020 Essex County Summer Music Concert Series and Fireworks displays have been canceled because of the Coronavirus.

“Our Summer Concert Series and Fireworks Spectaculars are much anticipated events that attract spectators from throughout Essex County and beyond. They ...

Economic Impact Payments being sent by prepaid debit cards, arrive in plain envelope; IRS.gov answers frequently asked questions

As Economic Impact Payments continue to be successfully delivered, the Internal Revenue Service today reminds taxpayers that some payments are being sent by prepaid debit card. The debit cards arrive in a plain envelope from “Money Network Cardholder Services.” 

Nearly 4 million people are being sent their Economic Impact Payment by prepaid debit card, instead of paper check.

Correcting a tax return will soon be easier -

The Internal Revenue Service  announced today that later this summer taxpayers will for the first time be able to file their Form 1040-X, Amended U.S Individual Income Tax Return, electronically using available tax software products.

Making the 1040-X an electronically filed form has been a goal of the IRS for a number of years. It’s also been an ongoing request from the ...

Message from Nutley Public Library Interim Director Kiran Patel

Dear Patrons,

On behalf of the entire Staff, Board of Trustees, Friends of the Library and Volunteers of the Nutley Public Library, I would like to thank our Library Patrons for your years of support to your Library and your patience during this last difficult weeks.

We want to you all to know that we are here virtually to serve and support you, your families and our community until the ...

After Dinner Virtual Book Talk with The Nutley Public Library

Adults, join on Wednesday, April 29, 2020 at 7:00 PM for a virtual gathering and discussion online.

The selected book being discussed is Everything is Horrible and Wonderful: A Tragicomic Memoir of Genius, Heroin, Love, and Loss by Stephanie Wittels Wachs.

With your Nutley Public Library card, visit hoopla to download the eBook or eAudiobook, no waiting required.

Registration is ...

The Boy From the Woods

The Boy from the Woods by Harlan Coben. (Grand Central Publishing, 2020)


A feral child, a missing teenage girl, and a wise-cracking, sharp-tongued television criminal attorney, and her teenage grandson, Matthew, are the central characters of Harlan Coben’s newest best-seller, The Boy from the Woods. They, along with other characters in the novel, make for a fun and ...

The Good Neighbor by Cathryn Grant

The Good Neighbor by Cathryn Grant (Inkubator Books, 2020)

 Recently I was at a doctor’s appointment and my physician asked if I had read anything good lately. Then she offered a tip to read The Good Neighbor by Cathryn Grant. 

The Good Neighbor starts off with an intriguing Prologue. In fact, the first line of the novel reads, “There was so much blood. It wasn’t ...

Food for Thought by Mark Vogel

Food for Thought: Food History & Science Cooking Techniques  by Mark Vogel.   ( 2020).

Are you suffering from cabin fever, having  been on “lockdown” for a week, facing a future of being housebound for who knows how long? I have a suggestion to help you pass the time in a productive and interesting way, learn fun facts about food, and sample new recipes. Purchase ...

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Sep 29, 1974 - May 11, 2020
Charles Edward Roberts III (Rob,) 45, of Glen Ridge, NJ, entered into eternal rest on May 11, 2020 ...
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Lauren Vitiello-Fazio, 42 of Nutley, passed away Monday April 27, 2020. Born in Glen Ridge, the ...
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The Jaffe Briefing - June 2, 2020

STATEWIDE – One silver lining around this whole pandemic mess are evening walks. Breathe deeply, as you enjoy clean Jersey air and the stars popping brilliantly in our clear skies. Yes, our air quality has improved remarkably over the past two months, with our factories are shuttered. But the Record – always asking pesky questions ...

Community in a time of Crisis: Nutley Family Service Bureau Response to COVID-19

NFSB’s response to COVID-19 is a community wide effort resulting from vital partnerships with businesses, civic organizations, religious groups, local businesses, and individuals. We are all working together during this crisis. There has been no time in the recent past wherein NFSB’s credo of neighbors helping neighbors has been so tested or held so true. The Board of Trustees, staff, ...

TAPinto Featured Franchisee: Brett Freeman of Halston Media Group

The featured TAPinto franchisee for the month of June 2020 is Brett Freeman, CEO and Publisher of Halston Media Group.  Halston Media Group owns and operates five hardcopy newspapers and utilizes TAPinto as their online platform for their newspapers.  Halston Media Group's five TAPinto franchises are TAPinto Mahopac, TAPinto Somers, TAPinto Yorktown, TAPinto North Salem, and ...