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Nutley Commissioners Vote to Ban Recreational Marijuana in Nutley…Temporarily

May 5, 2021

NUTLEY, NJ — The Township of Nutley Board of Commissioners voted unanimously Tuesday evening, May 4 on the introduction to Ordinance No. 3473 prohibiting the operation of any class of cannabis businesses within the township.

On Feb. 22, 2021, Gov. Phil Murphy signed into law the use of recreational marijuana in New Jersey.

The ordinance states, “…it is at ...

Plans To Introduce Cannabis Business Ban Sparks Reaction in Nutley

NUTLEY, NJ - The Board of Commissiners of the Township of Nutley are scheduled to introduce an ordinance at the May 4, 2021 open public meeting prohibiting the operation of any class of cannabis businesses in the township.

Shortly after the agenda item was made public, the community responded. Instead of storming town hall with pitchforks and torches, they stormed TAPinto Nutley with ...

Citing Downward Trending Numbers, Murphy Eases More Restrictions on Gatherings

TRENTON, NJ -- With COVID-19 numbers trending decisively in the right direction and New Jersey progressing toward its adult-age vaccination goals, Gov. Murphy on Monday announced an additional easing of restrictions, including a removal of all percentage capacity limits for indoor and outdoor businesses, a lifting of the prohibition on indoor bar seating, and an end to the outdoor ...

Reopening New Jersey: Gov. Murphy Moves to Lift Restrictions on Businesses, Venues and Gatherings

TRENTON, NJ — Gov. Phil Murphy delivered a double-dose of reopening news, announcing that seating at bars and restaurant buffets will return on May 7, and all outdoor gathering limits and indoor capacity caps on most businesses will be lifted on May 19. However, he made it clear that social distancing and face mask rules will remain in place.

“We have been fully expecting to be ...

Nutley Commissioners to Liquidate Rescue Squad, Introduce Ordinance Banning Cannabis Businesses in the Township

NUTLEY, NJ — The Board of Commissioners of the Township of Nutley will introduce an ordinance at the Tues. May 4, 2021 open public meeting to prohibit cannabis based businesses from operating in the community.

A separate agenda item states that the township “acknowledges and accepts the Plan of Complete Liquidation and Dissolution of the Nutley Volunteer Emergency and Rescue Squad, ...

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 ...

Commissioner Evans Explains Hold on Ciccolini Property at Nutley BOC Meeting

NUTLEY, NJ — A resident questioned Ciccolini and Diamond Springs properties and a resolution passed to match funding by 50 percent to Nutley Library’s HVAC replacement during the Tuesday, April 20 Nutley Board of Commissioners public meeting.

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Public Works Commissioner Joseph P. Scarpelli announced that 20,000 pounds of paper was recycled during the ...

Nutley Commissioners Declare May as Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month

NUTLEY, NJ - The Board of Commissioners declared May as Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month “Stop AAPI Hate: Solidarity, Community, and Celebration” during the Tuesday, April 20 Board of Commissioners public meeting.

The commissioners released a joint statement on the township website on April 19, which Mayor/Parks and Recreation Commissioner Mauro G. Tucci also ...

U.S. Census Report Shows New York Will Lose Congressional Seat

New York State will lose one of its 27 congressional districts as part of a reapportionment plan released Monday by the U.S. Census Bureau.

The number of congressional seats in each state are adjusted every 10 years based on population figures in the census.

According to the plan released by the Census Bureau, New York had a population of 20,215,751 in the 2020 census and would have ...

Nutley’s 2021Municipal Budget Still Shows a 5.02% Increase in Taxes

NUTLEY, NJ - Revenue and Finance Commissioner Thomas J. Evans introduced the 2021 municipal budget with a PowerPoint presentation during the Tuesday, April 6 Board of Commissioners public meeting. The township’s proposed budget is accessible on the township website nutleynj.org. 

The budget still shows a significant increase in municipal taxes of about 5.02 percent, which ...

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Taxpayers shouldn’t believe these myths about federal tax refunds

May 1, 2021

Now that many taxpayers have filed their federal tax returns, they're eager for details about their refund. When it comes to refunds, there are several common myths that can mislead taxpayers.

Getting a refund this year means there's no need to adjust withholding for 2021

To help avoid a surprise next year, taxpayers should make changes now to prepare for next year. One way to do ...

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Township of Nutley COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic

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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 ...

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

May 1, 2021

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 Vaccine Clinic

Nutley Health Department has received 100 doses of Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine for Nutley Residents ONLY Age 18 years and older. 

If you are eligible and interested in registering for the COVID-19 Moderna Vaccine, please click this link, http://nutleynj.timetap.com and complete the registration form.

Once you click on the SUBMIT button, your form will be ...

The New CDC Guidance on Outdoor Mask Wearing

This story was written and produced by NJ Spotlight. It is being republished under a special NJ News Commons content-sharing agreement related to COVID-19 coverage. To read more, visit njspotlight.com.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released new guidance Tuesday on outdoor mask wearing. It also identified what activities are safe or not for those who are vaccinated and ...

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 ...

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

May 2, 2021

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 ...

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

May 4, 2021

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 ...

Jersey City Teacher Suspended After Racist Rant

JERSEY CITY, NJ - A Dickinson High School teacher has been suspended with pay pending an investigation into an alleged profane and racist rant over Zoom.

“We have suspended the teacher pending an investigation,” Board of Education President Mussab Ali confirmed to TAPinto Jersey City.

Howard Zlotkin, a science teacher at Dickinson High School, was seen in a video clip taken by a ...

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.  ...

The Circus that Inspired a Town Ssturday at the Nutley Public Library

Celebrate National Library Week with a presentation on the Nutley Amateur Circus, with Museum Director, John Simko!

Saturday, April 10 from 2 - 3:30 pm

Click Here to Register!

On March 27, 1894, a unique fundraiser was held in Franklin Township, New Jersey, to start a local Red Cross chapter. The Nutley Amateur Circus was staged in an old training pavilion on horseman Eaton Stone’s ...

NJ has America’s Best Pizza, Food & Wine Says. But You Already Knew That

May 2, 2021

NEW JERSEY — Food & Wine magazine made waves this week when it declared New Jersey the No. 1 pizza state in America and proclaimed that New York is No. 3. In the No. 2 spot? Connecticut.

You can read the article, in which the author recommends “The Best Pizza in Every State,” here.

MORE: Pizza in High Demand During Pandemic, NJ Restaurant Owners Say

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New Jersey Date Night: Spice Things Up with Asian Cuisines

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

There comes a time in every relationship when a little something extra is needed. It’s not that the spark is gone nor is the relationship in any sort of trouble … it just needs a little spicing up. The same thing can be said for your date nights.

Ready to try something new? Flavorful, ...

Nutley Public Schools Return to In-Person Instruction Update

May 4, 2021

May 4, 2021

Dear Parents and Families,

On Monday May 3, we received notification from the Public Health Office that, “based on of review of the *COVID-19 Weekly Activity Report for week ending April 29, 2021 the entire State of New Jersey has a COVID-19 Activity Level Index (CALI) Score of 2/Yellow. This change moves the activity level of our region from High to ...

We Need to Talk

I am told I need to participate in the national conversation.

I am not exactly sure what that means, but It seems like everytime I turn on the news some authoritative figure addressing the most recent topic of the day decries the need to “have a conversation” or “add to the conversation” or “join in the conversation”.

Who exactly am I supposed to be ...

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

My Grief ...

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

April 18, 2021

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 ...

LTE: State Must Also Begin Reopening for People with Autism

Dear Editor:

I am pleased to see the steady evolution of “Autism Awareness Month” to “Autism Acceptance Month,” as what really needs to be celebrated are the enormous contributions of people with autism to our society.

We proudly operate a “post 21” program known as Adult Community Services, in which we teach young adults with autism and other ...

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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 ...

Ridding Nation of Stench of Racial Prejudice

April 22, 2021

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 ...

Building Diversity, Inclusion and Social Justice Programming in Schools

In March, my home state of New Jersey signed into law the Murphy, Reynolds-Jackson & Verrelli Bill requiring schools to include diversity and inclusion (DNI) instruction into their curriculums. When I read that news I was first ecstatic.  I love social justice!  I live and breathe diversity and inclusion.  Preparing students to become leaders who can live and effect change in ...

MGC's Annual Plant Sale Is Finally Here!

May 5, 2021

The MGC Plant Sale is right around the corner and it promises to live up to its reputation as "the best plant sale in NJ" once more! Almost 200 varieties of perennials for full sun, part shade and shade will be available - whatever your garden desires! Over 100 different vegetables and 50 different herbs will be displayed in the tent. Though grafted tomatoes will not be offered this ...

Taxpayers shouldn’t believe these myths about federal tax refunds

Now that many taxpayers have filed their federal tax returns, they're eager for details about their refund. When it comes to refunds, there are several common myths that can mislead taxpayers.

Getting a refund this year means there's no need to adjust withholding for 2021

To help avoid a surprise next year, taxpayers should make changes now to prepare for next year. One way to do ...

Governor’s Budget Proposes $4M for Scholarships to Provide More Psychiatrists in New Jersey

(TRENTON) - The Murphy Administration aims to expand access to in-demand psychiatric services by increasing the supply of trained professionals in the field.

The Governor’s proposed FY2022 budget calls for $4 million to fund 10 four-year psychiatric residencies. In exchange, the residency programs will ensure these physicians will have rotations in a range of publicly funded and ...

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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Nov 21, 1942 - Feb 22, 2021
Vietnam War Army Veteran Sports Icon  Beloved Husband, Father, Grandfather Mr. Angelo ...
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The Jaffe Briefing - May 5, 2021

TRENTON – As New Jersey is now bursting with billions in stimulus aid from Uncle Sam, the big question is how best to blow the cash. The Record is providing some guidance, reporting how other states are spending their new-found fortunes. State officials may want to shift around the shopping list, after learning that Indiana will be using $3 billion to buy police body cameras, Maryland is ...

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 ...

When Facebook Groups Replace Credible News Outlets

Facebook already serves as a news source for more than half of all Americans. But some communities solely rely on Facebook and other social media platforms for local information because no nearby news outlet exists.

Local groups dominate the digital landscape, often accumulating thousands of active participants who populate public forums with well-meaning but unvetted information. Even ...