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Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. Responds to Demonstrations Across The County

June 3, 2020

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ - Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr issued a statement Wednesday, June 3 in response to the demonstrations being held across Essex County. 

“The peaceful demonstrations held throughout Essex County during the last several days to protest the death of George Floyd is indicative of the respect that the public and our Essex County law enforcement ...

Millburn Farmers Market Returns, With New Safeguards Against COVID-19 Spread

MILLBURN, NJ — As the state of New Jersey begins to re-open following the COVID-19 pandemic, Millburn welcomed back its annual farmers market, with a few major changes to keep residents safe.

Among the new measures put in place by Millburn to facilitate the return of the event, social distancing and face masks were required. Those who did not have a mask to wear were given a sanitized ...

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

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 ...

Protests in Glen Ridge Draws Crowd Calling for Justice in George Floyd Killing

MONTCLAIR, NJ - More than 100 people gathered in Glen Ridge Sunday to peacefully protest the killing of George Floyd, a black man who died after a white police officer in Minneapolis kept his knee on Floyd's neck for nearly nine minutes.

Speakers took the podium to express frustration and call for unity.

For nearly 45 minutes, the group assembled, with some Montclair ...

Amid Outrage Over George Floyd Killing, Organizers Advocate for Newark’s Civilian Complaint Review Board

NEWARK, NJ — Hundreds of demonstrators marched through downtown Newark on Saturday, part of a nationwide show of resistance against police brutality, in response to the killing of George Floyd by a police officer in Minneapolis.

Organizers used the display of solidarity with Minneapolis as an opportunity to call attention to Newark's own struggle for officer accountability, ...

Livingston Cancels July 4th Celebration; Provides Updates on Programs and Services

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Although Livingston programs and events continue to be affected by the pandemic—including the latest status updates provided below on popular township events such as the annual 4th of July celebration, Youth Appreciation Week, summer gazebo concerts and more—the township continues to provide essential services to all residents and has gradually been adding other ...

4th of July Celebrations Canceled in Montclair

MONTCLAIR, NJ – Montclair Township officials have announced that all 4th of July activities have been canceled.

For the first time in over 100 years, Montclair's annual 4th of July Celebration has been canceled. All planned public activities related to the holiday are part of the cancelation, including the parade and the community picnic at Edgemont Park.

With restrictions on ...

Small Businesses in Newark Prepare for Reopening

NEWARK, NJ — When the pandemic touched down in March, Tonnie Rozier, owner of Tonnie’s Minis boutique bakery on Halsey Street, just about emptied his personal accounts making sure every customer who needed a refund, received one. 

“I wasn’t going to tell someone that I can’t give them back their money, especially once hearing, ‘I can’t afford ...

Former and Late East Orange Mayor Thomas H. Cooke Jr.: A Legacy Remembered

(EAST ORANGE, NJ) - Former East Orange Mayor, Thomas H. Cooke, Jr. passed away the morning of May 18, 2020 at the age of 90. Mayor Cooke was a trailblazer and the City's second African American-elected Mayor from 1978 to 1986.

Most recently, Mayor Cooke was honored posthumously at the 2020 East Orange Memorial Day Celebration. In 2019, he was also awarded the Lifetime Citizens ...

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June 4 Set for Next Essex County Emergency Food Distribution Event

June 1, 2020

EMERGENCY FOOD DISTRIBUTION EVENT TO HELP THOSE IMPACTED BY CORONAVIRUS

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 ...

Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. Responds to Demonstrations Across The County

June 3, 2020

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ - Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr issued a statement Wednesday, June 3 in response to the demonstrations being held across Essex County. 

“The peaceful demonstrations held throughout Essex County during the last several days to protest the death of George Floyd is indicative of the respect that the public and our Essex County law enforcement ...

Millburn Farmers Market Returns, With New Safeguards Against COVID-19 Spread

MILLBURN, NJ — As the state of New Jersey begins to re-open following the COVID-19 pandemic, Millburn welcomed back its annual farmers market, with a few major changes to keep residents safe.

Among the new measures put in place by Millburn to facilitate the return of the event, social distancing and face masks were required. Those who did not have a mask to wear were given a sanitized ...

‘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 ...

A Step In The Right Direction

June 3, 2020

Blue Lives Matter was never about protecting police officers’ lives.

It started as a reaction to Black Lives Matter where it was wrongly perceived as an ‘anti-police’ movement rather than a movement critical of institutionalized racism.

In my area and on social media following the events in Ferguson, I’ve seen more symbolism and posts supporting law enforcement than ...

New Jersey Prosecutors Issue Statement on George Floyd Death

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 ...

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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 ...

Employers can grant paid leave for COVID-19

June 3, 2020

Under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, employers can grant paid leave for an employee to take care of their health needs related to COVID-19 or to care for their family members. This relief helps ensure employees are not forced to choose between being paid or staying home to care for themselves, a child or other family member.

 

In addition to the relief for employees, ...

ESSEX COUNTY EXECUTIVE DIVINCENZO ANNOUNCES CANCELLATION OF SUMMER CONCERT SERIES AND FIREWORKS

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.

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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Obituaries

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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Jun 17, 1977 - Apr 27, 2020
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 3, 2020

STATEWIDE - You can soon drop your kid off at child care as you get a haircut, shop for new shoes, then meet a friend for a lovely outdoor lunch to chat about what summer camp your little cherubs might attend. Just don't dare lift any barbells or swing any tennis rackets, okay? That’s the message ...

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 ...