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North Ward Center to Welcome First Residents Into its Supported Group Home

May 12, 2021

NEWARK, NJ — Newark’s first-ever supported group home for adults with autism and intellectual disabilities will welcome its first four tenants this month after nearly two years of planning and preparation. 

Headed by The North Ward Center, a non-profit organization that educates, advocates and empowers residents throughout the greater Newark community, the new home dubbed ...

Newark Officials Launch a Guaranteed Income Pilot Program

NEWARK, NJ — A Guaranteed Income Pilot Program that is planned to help Newark residents stave off economic insecurity by putting money directly into their hands with no strings attached may soon come to fruition starting with a group of selected individuals. 

First broached by Newark Mayor Ras Baraka in 2019, the idea of an income pilot program was welcomed in the city where more ...

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

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 - ...

Maplewood Welcomes its First Medical Cannabis Dispensary

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The Apothecarium Dispensary at 1865 Springfield Avenue had its ribbon cutting on Friday morning. The new medical cannabis dispensary serves as Maplewood’s first and only. The facility offers its own brand of cannabis products (grown at its Boonton, NJ farm) called KindTree along with other brands. Features like a “Bud Bar,” where patients can smell the ...

HUD Secretary Visits Newark, Determined to Increase Vaccine Response

NEWARK, NJ — Less than a quarter of Newark residents are fully vaccinated, however, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Marcia Fudge said the Biden-Harris administration is determined to raise those numbers.

Joined by local health professionals and area officials, Fudge visited Wynona Lipman Gardens on Thursday to attend a mobile pop-up clinic hosted by ...

New Artistic Director for Essex County Wildflower Sculpture Park at South Mountain Reservation

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Lisa Sanders, an artist with two permanent pieces in the Wildflower Sculpture Park in South Mountain Reservation, has been appointed as Artistic Director/Curator of the park.

She replaces Tricia Zimic who served in the position for ten years.

Sanders holds an MFA from The New York Studio School and has exhibited in New Jersey, Brooklyn, New ...

Open-Air Art Gallery Adds A Splash Of Creativity to Bloomfield Center

BLOOMFIELD, NJ – If you are looking to get outside this week and enjoy the fresh spring air, Bloomfield Department of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs is holding an open-air gallery that includes art from professional and amateur local artists.

The gallery, on display now through the end of May, highlights over 50 local artists who submitted various types of art that was ...

5 Artists Submit Designs for Harriet Tubman Monument. What do you think?

NEWARK, NJ — Newark officials are calling on residents to submit their feedback on proposed designs for a Harriet Tubman monument to be constructed in Washington Park. 

After five local, critically acclaimed artists were selected by city officials earlier this year to propose preliminary designs for the monument which will honor the heroic abolitionist, a website has now been ...

Newark Police Uniform Policy Will Now Allow Hijabs for Muslim Officers

NEWARK, NJ — Muslim officers in the Newark Police Department will be able to wear a hijab as part of their uniform in what Newark Public Safety Director Brian O’Hara is calling a “slight change, but very impactful.” 

“This change, which allows our Muslim female officers to wear the hijab in uniform, is appropriate and timely,” O’Hara said during a ...

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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 Testing

May 11, 2021

A COVID-19 Test Center has been set up at Parks and Recreation, 44 Park Avenue. Testing will be available to all Nutley Residents and Town Workers. PCR, Rapid and Antibody Testing will all be available. The hours of operation will be:

Wednesday, 5/12/2021       8am-6pm 

Township of Nutley COVID-19 Update 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.

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North Ward Center to Welcome First Residents Into its Supported Group Home

May 12, 2021

NEWARK, NJ — Newark’s first-ever supported group home for adults with autism and intellectual disabilities will welcome its first four tenants this month after nearly two years of planning and preparation. 

Headed by The North Ward Center, a non-profit organization that educates, advocates and empowers residents throughout the greater Newark community, the new home dubbed ...

Newark Officials Launch a Guaranteed Income Pilot Program

NEWARK, NJ — A Guaranteed Income Pilot Program that is planned to help Newark residents stave off economic insecurity by putting money directly into their hands with no strings attached may soon come to fruition starting with a group of selected individuals. 

First broached by Newark Mayor Ras Baraka in 2019, the idea of an income pilot program was welcomed in the city where more ...

Car Collides With Morris / Essex Line Train Overnight; Service Suspended in Both Directions

May 16, 2021

MORRISTOWN, NJ - During the overnight hours a car collided with a train near the Convent Train Station, according to authorities. The Morris and Essex Line Rail is suspended in both directions between Dover and Madison.

No additional information was given on the collision. Injuries are unknown, said authorities.

As of 4:16am the train service is still ...

Protesters Unable to Save Suspended Stafford School Nurse’s Job

STAFFORD, NJ - Authorities estimate that a group of between 300-350 people gathered yesterday in support of Erin Pein, a suspended Stafford Township school nurse. Pein acknowledged she was one of three individuals whose contract was not renewed when the Board of Education came back from closed session last night.

“I am still suspended without pay,” shared Pein. “I am a member ...

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.  ...

6 Tasty Ideas for Your Next Backyard Party

May 16, 2021

As the weather turns warmer and more people become comfortable getting together, it’s a great time to plan an outdoor party.

Here are six ideas for your next gathering, with tasty suggestions for what to serve:

Movie Night: Set up the projector, place out some comfy seating and have individual boxes of movie candy ready. For something fancy, put out bowls of truffled popcorn: ...

New Jersey Date Night: Stroll Through These Gorgeous Gardens

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

There’s always something growing in New Jersey, be it excitement for warmer weather or the flowers in everyone’s yard. Celebrating springtime in the Garden State requires a garden date. We have so many options at our fingertips — possibilities guaranteed to inspire romance and ...

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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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.

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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 ...

Nutley Mayor Tucci Announces First Summer Concert In The Park

May 17, 2021

Mayor Mauro G. Tucci and the Department of Parks and Recreation are excited to announce a family event for music lovers everywhere to enjoy!   “LIGHTS OUT” will take the stage on June 17, 2021 for the Recreation Department’s first Summer Concert of 2021!  This concert will begin at 7:00 p.m. and will be held at Memorial Park 1 (Mud Hole) located on the corner of ...

Representative Sherrill Votes to Increase Equity for Pregnant Workers

Washington, DC –– Representative Mikie Sherrill (NJ-11) voted Saturday for H.R. 1065, the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act, which protects pregnant employees from discrimination in the workplace. She is a proud cosponsor of this bill.

“Like many people across the country, I worked during my four pregnancies. It often has its challenges but for many employed soon-to-be ...

Summer Food Service Program to Nourish New Jersey Children in Need

HILLSIDE, NJ—Food insecure children and their families are most vulnerable during the summer months, when they lose access to the free school meals that they rely on. This year, as schools remain closed due to COVID-19, putting food on the table has been an even more urgent challenge for households struggling to make ends meet.  

During ...

Lost Girls: An Unsolved American Mystery by Robert Kolker

Lost Girls: An Unsolved American Mystery by Robert Kolker. Harper Perennial, 

2013.

 

I first learned about this “unsolved American mystery,” when 48 Hours did a comprehensive show on the horrific discovery of four bodies wrapped in burlap sacks in 2010. The deceased were discovered on Gilgo Beach, a desolate stretch of sand that did not host excited, Sunday sun ...

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) ...

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The Jaffe Briefing - May 17, 2021

STATEWIDE – Fake elections? Fake news? Fake this, Fake that. All would agree we are certainly tired of the overuse of such an inflammatory word. Yet, when it comes to elections in New Jersey, NJ.com is reporting the state is behind others in ensuring air-tight elections. We are just one of six states that don’t include a paper trail that would help election officials ensure voting ...

Learn How To Cook From Anywhere With These Online Classes

Cooking can be fun at any age, and learning new skills exercises your mind, especially as you get older. Whether you’re just finding your way around the kitchen or you’re a seasoned home chef, online cooking classes are a wonderful way to spend your day! From free courses featuring various dishes to lessons led by celebrity chefs, there are vast opportunities to satisfy just about any ...

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 ...

Is Your A/C Summer-Ready? 12 Things to Check Before the First Heat Wave

Soaking in the summer sun is part of the fun of the season. But if you don’t have a cool home to retreat to, that heat can start to feel overbearing. Make sure your A/C (or swamp cooler!) can handle any heat wave this summer with these 12 tips, plus guidance on how to know when to call in the pros.

 

Before beginning preparation steps for either an air conditioner or swamp ...

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 ...

The Best Natural Deodorants for the Toughest Workouts

Chances are, your wellness journey includes some heavy-hitting workouts, and a good deodorant is key to feeling confident after every session. Mainstream products can contain harmful ingredients that may actually be blocking some of your body’s natural processes as well as potentially causing health problems down the road. If you’re ready to switch to a more natural product but are ...

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 ...

Bringing Spring Inside: Adding Pops of Color in Every Room

As the weather warms up, spring colors are arriving in home décor trends. Whether you’re inviting guests over in person or continuing your distanced Zoom calls, you’ll want to incorporate pops of spring color into every room of your house. Fortunately, adding color doesn’t have to break the bank, and you can easily experiment with the best way to invigorate your spaces ...

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 ...

Local Journalists Grapple with New Era of ‘All Politics is National’

Like it or not, the idea that “all politics is local'' is no longer reality. Instead, local government has been poisoned by the toxic political environment once confined at the state and federal levels.

Local reporters used to be shielded from the national political discourse, in part because municipal elections typically don’t include Rs or Ds next to candidate ...

The Benefits of Local Advertising

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - When marketing your services or products, the best place to start is right in the community you serve. Your local community is full of potential new and returning customers, and that market is essential for you to sustain and grow. 

Local marketing is trending, and now more than ever it is important for your business to be prominent in your local market.

According ...

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 ...