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Governor Murphy Announces American Rescue Plan Firefighter Grant Program

May 17, 2022

HACKENSACK, NJ - Gov. Phil Murphy visited the Hackensack Fire Department Monday morning to announce the new American Rescue Plan Firefighter Grant Program. The grant will help local and regional fire departments provide first responders with proper protective, cleaning and sanitation equipment, according to a news release from the Governor's office. 

“Confronted by new ...

Mayor Tucci Steps Down Gracefully and Nutley Declares May as National Foster Care Month

NUTLEY, NJ - Mayor Mauro G. Tucci announced that his two years as mayor is up, and he would continue his term as the director of Parks and Recreation. Tucci has served as Nutley commissioner for 22 years. Public Works Commissioner Joseph P. Scarpelli will take the reins as mayor for the next two years. This is an agreement the two commissioners made after a tie in the 2020 municipal ...

Nutley Establishes a Cap Bank and Board of Commissioners Recognize Municipal Clerk

NUTLEY, NJ - Mayor/Parks and Recreation Commissioner Mauro G. Tucci recognized all educators by acknowledging Teacher Appreciation Week: May 2-6, during the May 3, Board of Commissioners meeting. Furthermore, the Board recognized Municipal Clerk Eleni Pettas with a resolution.

A moment of silence was held for Domenick Scutti Jr. 88 of Nutley who died on April 26. He was a member of the ...

Passed the House: Rep. Sherrill’s Legislation to Address and Prevent Flooding in New Jersey

WASHINGTON, DC–– Representative Mikie Sherrill (NJ-11), Chair of the House Science, Space, and Technology’s Environment Subcommittee, secured passage of her legislation, the Providing Research and Estimates of Changes In Precipitation (PRECIP) Act, in the House. The PRECIP Act will update out-of-date precipitation data by providing the National Oceanic and Atmospheric ...

Murphy Administration Announces Investments in More Flood Protection

LAMBERTVILLE, NJ — “Ida was no fluke,” Gov. Phil Murphy said.

In an effort to combat further flooding catastrophes in the state, Murphy announced at a news conference new investments in flood protection. It includes $50 million in the Blue Acres Buyout Program for Ida-impacted communities and $10 million in community stormwater assistance ...

Nutley Planning Board Approves Demolition of Century-Old Home

NUTLEY, NJ - After a long meeting, with numerous pleas from residents and members of the Township of Nutley Historic Preservation Committee, the Township of Nutley Planning Board approved the variance that will allow a century-old home on Nutley Ave. to be demolished and replaced with two new structures.

The Wednesday night meeting, included presentations from the developers and their ...

Nutley Historic Preservation Committee Cites Township Code to Stop Demolition of Century Old Home

NUTLEY, NJ - The Nutley Preservation Committee, traditionally a reserved group, has taken on a more activist persona after news of the demolition of a 100-year-old home spread throughout the community. 

The home, at 285 Nutley Ave. is set to be demolished and replaced by two new units. The primary voices calling for the project to be stopped have come from the neighborhood, until ...

Demolition of 100-Year-Old House, Subdivision of Nutley Ave. Property Back on Planning Board Agenda

NUTLEY, NJ - The May 4 Township of Nutley Planning Board Meeting will include the continuation of public hearing regarding the major subdivision of the property located at 285 Nutley Ave., signage at On3, and a subdivision application for 443 Harrison St. 

The 285 Nutley Ave. project has been a hot-button topic in the community since news of the developer's plans first became ...

Nutley Residents Should Expect a 3.6 Percent Municipal Tax Increase

NUTLEY, NJ - Revenue and Finance Commissioner Thomas J. Evans introduced the 2022 municipal budget with a PowerPoint presentation during the April 5, Board of Commissioners meeting. The budget presentation is accessible on the township website nutleynj.org and is available at the Nutley Library. According to the budget summary, as of right now, Nutley residents are looking at ...

Nutley Public Library's New Barrier Free Elevator Construction Stalled, Again

NUTLEY, NJ - Nutley Library’s barrier free elevator is still pending a contractor and park improvements were among the resolutions approved during the April 19, Nutley Board of Commissioners meeting. Public Affairs Commissioner John V. Kelly III was marked absent excused.

Ordinances

The Board approved Ordinance No. 3489 introduced by Public Safety Commissioner Alphonse Petracco.

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NJ Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Supports RWJBarnabas Health Transaction with Saint Peter’s HealthCare System

New Brunswick, NJ – The Statewide Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of New Jersey ("SHCCNJ") threw its support behind the proposed transaction between RWJBarnabas Health (“RWJBH”) and St. Peter's HealthCare System, which will lead to the creation of a premier academic medical center (“premier AMC”) in New Brunswick. 

In a letter to the Federal Trade ...

African American Chamber of Commerce Supports RWJBH Transaction with St. Peters

New Brunswick, NJ – Access to quality medical care in New Jersey is vital to underserved populations. That's why the African American Chamber of Commerce of New Jersey (“AACCNJ”) announced its support for the proposed transaction between RWJBarnabas Health (“RWJBH”) and Saint Peter’s Healthcare System in New Brunswick, which will lead to the creation of New ...

RWJBarnabas Health, Saint Peter’s Healthcare System Vision to Create NJ’s First Premier Academic Medical Center Gets State Approval

New Brunswick, NJ – RWJBarnabas Health (“RWJBH”) and Saint Peter’s Healthcare System (“Saint Peter’s”) announced that the State of New Jersey has approved their transaction to create New Jersey’s first premier academic medical center (“premier AMC”) located in New Brunswick.

“This is a tremendous milestone in a years-long ...

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Fri, May 20, 6:00 PM

Nutley Memorial Park No. 1, Nutley

Nutley Relay for Life

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Fri, May 20, 6:30 PM

The Chandelier, Belleville

Bucco's Rising Stars Night of Comedy

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Sat, May 21, 2:00 PM

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Great American Songbook with Carol Erickson and ...

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Nutley Restaurateur Khris Reina Discusses Facing Challenges Over Morning Coffee and Mimosas

NUTLEY, NJ - The global COVID-19 pandemic changed everything and challenged everyone, and it continues to do so.

It is easy to throw our hands up in despair, especially when we are reminded daily of the losses and challenges in our community, but sometimes there's a bit of news that pushes those same hands together in gratitude. Cristina Graziano and her father Joe Graziano recently ...

Eastern Conference Finals Predictions

The conference finals are now here. The four strongest teams who have fought through so much adversity to get to the positions they are in now are a step closer to the ultimate goal, the Larry O’Brien Trophy.

In the Eastern Conference, the Boston Celtics and the Miami Heat are the two teams trying to achieve the crown as the king of the east. The Celtics, who just finished a grueling ...

Nutley's Franklin Reformed Church Knows Hunger Doesn't Take A Summer Vacation

May 15, 2022

NUTLEY, NJ - Carts of Caring, a ministry of Franklin Reformed Church, Nutley, will march in the township's 101st Memorial Day Parade to collect non-perishable food for the Nutley Family Service Bureau's Food Pantry (NFSB).

Members of the congregation will march along the parade route with shopping carts on loan from Nutley Park Shop Rite. Parade viewers can put their food ...

Nutley FONS Name to Fade Into History, Organization to Merge with Music Boosters

NUTLEY, NJ - In an effort to reduce redundancies, the Executive Boards of the Friends of Nutley Singers (FONS) and Nutley Music Boosters Association (NMBA) agreed to merge the two organizations effective July 1, 2022. The remaining organization will be NMBA. 

The goal of the merger to create one booster organization supporting both vocal and instrumental music programs. In the past, ...

Nutley Relay For Life Chalk Art Festival Returns June 12

NUTLEY, NJ - Nutley 'Relay for Life' will host the 'Chalk Art Festival' in Memorial Park Sunday, June 12, 2022. 

The chalk festival is one of the many local events benefiting 'Relay for Life.' All events are benefits for the American Cancer Society to fight cancer and support those in the fight. 

The festival takes place in Memorial Park 1, near the ...

Nutley Restaurateur Khris Reina Discusses Facing Challenges Over Morning Coffee and Mimosas

NUTLEY, NJ - The global COVID-19 pandemic changed everything and challenged everyone, and it continues to do so.

It is easy to throw our hands up in despair, especially when we are reminded daily of the losses and challenges in our community, but sometimes there's a bit of news that pushes those same hands together in gratitude. Cristina Graziano and her father Joe Graziano recently ...

Doug Edert Visited Nutley's Washington School

Today, Washington alumnus and St. Peter’s basketball star, Doug Edert, visited the Washington students to talk about the benefits of hard work and dedication. Thanks for the pizza, Mr. Jones! #25

Nutley High School Lacrosse Making History

Tuesday, May 10th, 2022, was another historical day for the Nutley Raider Lacrosse program. For the first time in the program’s 20-year history, the Nutley lacrosse team won their SEC Colonial Division. The Nutley Raiders beat Newark East Side at Father Glotzbach Field to secure the divisional title and improve to 7-8.

Another piece of history that was made was Matt Pergola scoring his ...

Township of Nutley Swears in Mayor Scarpelli

Dr. Joseph P. Scarpelli was sworn in as Nutley Mayor tonight at the Township’s Board of Commissioners meeting. Scarpelli, who tied with outgoing Mayor Mauro G. Tucci in the Township’s last election, took the reins earlier this evening at the Nutley Town Hall.

“To my fellow commissioners, thank you for your support,” the Mayor stated. “To Mauro ...

Post Pandemic, Township of Nutley Continues Tradition of Outstanding Service

Over the last two years, much of the world has changed. However, the Township of Nutley remains as it always has, celebrating the tradition of its past while also firmly looking to its future.

The Township has long been known for its many residential benefits, including:

        A Parks and Recreation Department that maintains nine beautiful parks while also providing ...

Registration for Nutley Public Library's Summer Reading Program Begins June 1

2022 Summer Reading Program – Registration Starts June 1 – Sign up for the library’s summer reading program “Oceans of Possibilities” for a chance to win prizes like gift cards, a Turtleback Zoo family pass, and a Nintendo Switch just by reading! 

For all ages: babies to adults.  Register at nutleypubliclibrary.beanstack.org.

An Evening Tea and Book Signing with Author Jamie Brenner at Nutley Public Library

Join the Friends of the Nutley Public Library for An Evening Tea and Book Signing with Author Jamie Brenner. This special fundraising event will be held at the Library on Wednesday, May 18, 2022 at 6:30 p.m. Ms. Brenner will visit with guests and chat and sign copies of her latest book Blush.

Finger sandwiches, dessert, and tea will be prepared and ...

Official Notice: Nutley Board of Education Special Meeting Notice Revision

May 2, 2022

In accordance with the Open Public Meetings Act, P.L. 1975c. 231, this is to advise that the Nutley Board of Education will hold the following Special Meetings to conduct interviews with the candidates for the Superintendent of Schools position.

 

Cancellation May 3, 2022 6:30pm John Walker Middle School
Time Change May 4, 2022 5:00pm John Walker Middle School
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Official Notice: Nutley Board of Education Special Meeting Notices

In accordance with the Open Public Meetings Act, P.L. 1975c. 231, this is to advise that the Nutley Board of Education will hold the following Special Meetings to conduct interviews with the candidates for the Superintendent of Schools position.

May 3, 2022 6:30pm John Walker Middle School

May 4, 2022 5:30pm John Walker Middle School

May 16, 2022 5:30pm John Walker ...

Piscataway, Rutgers Police Search for Possible Armed Suspect after Metlars Lane Crash

May 20, 2022

PISCATAWAY, NJ – After an extensive search of a wooded area and neighborhoods around Rutgers Livingston Campus, Piscataway Police called off the search for a possible armed suspect who fled the scene of a two-car crash on Metlars Lane Thursday afternoon.

One car was overturned while the other had extensive front end damage.

Rutgers Police Chief Kenneth Cop said in a statement that ...

Gas Prices in New Jersey Reach Another Record High

NEW JERSEY — Gas prices in New Jersey have reached another all-time high.

The average price of a gallon of unleaded reached $4.72 on Wednesday, May 18, 2022. That's up seven cents from the day before, 23 cents from last week and nearly 70 cents from last month. Those figures are according to AAA.

The Newark and Trenton areas are paying the most statewide, according ...

Tom Gargiulo's Baseball Camp Offers Top Quality Experience for Nutley Children

The best baseball camps in New Jersey are considered by some young players and their parents to be the first step on the way to molding superior athletes.  Mayor Mauro G. Tucci is pleased to announce Tom Gargiulo’s Summer Baseball Leadership Camp to the Parks and Recreation Department’s line up of summer activities.  The skills involved in baseball are shared through the ...

State Police Chiefs Seek ‘Safety-Sensitive Employee’ Exclusion to Cannabis Law

April 21, 2022

Most states that approved the use of recreational cannabis have exclusions for those employed in “safety-sensitive” professions.  These are individuals who hold such jobs as train operators, air traffic controllers and those working on utility pipelines.  That group also includes police officers.

It is sound reasoning to have such an exclusion for the safety of ...

The Nutley Educational Foundation Supports Julie Glazer!

Dear Friends of the Nutley Educational Foundation,

We have exciting news about Dr. Julie Glazer, our Nutley Superintendent. A member of the Nutley community has nominated Superintendent, Dr. Julie Glazer, for the 2021-2022 National LifeChanger of the Year program!

LifeChanger of the Year is an annual program sponsored by the National Life Group Foundation that recognizes and ...

Voter Registration Deadline for June Primary Is Today; Nutley Muni Clerk Office Open Until 9

May 17, 2022

NUTLEY, NJ - The Township of Nutley Office of the Municipal Clerk will be open until 9 p.m. tonight. May 17 for late night voter registration.

May 17 is the last day to register to be able to cast a ballot in the June primary. Between now and 9 p.m. tonight, residents can register to vote at Town Hall during regular business hours. 

Resident who are uncertain if they are on the ...

And Now For Round Two: How Runoffs Work in Newark Municipal Elections

NEWARK, NJ — The results of Tuesday's citywide nonpartisan municipal elections are a reminder that under certain conditions, Newark voters get to speak not once, but twice.

Voters, get ready for the runoff election season. The campaigning won't last long since Runoff Election Day is June 14.

The tallies tabulated in the East, South, and West wards, which are ...

First New Jersey Political Action Committee Dedicated to Electing Black Women Launches

NEWARK, NJ –– Be Ready, the first political action committee dedicated to increasing the number of Black women in elected office in New Jersey has launched.

Led by a group of Black women with proven experience in organizing, managing campaigns, and advancing issues at the state and local levels, Be Ready will also work to advance a policy agenda centered on the issues ...

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Nutley Moves Forward with On3’s Pedestrian Bridge; Consulting Planners Chosen for Ciccolini Redevelopment Area

April 2, 2022

NUTLEY, NJ - Township settles a litigation suit and proceeds forward with ON3 walking bridge during the Tuesday, March 15 Board of Commissioners meeting. Tucci was absent excused. Revenue and Finance Commissioner Thomas J. Evans assumed the role of deputy mayor.

In December 2021, the plaintiff Scott Madlinger submitted an OPRA (Open Public Records Act) request to the township for access to ...

Eisai Pharmaceuticals to Occupy Iconic Tower at On3 in Nutley February 2022

NUTLEY, NJ - Eisai, an oncology and neurology-focused pharmaceutical company, is moving to Nutley in February. The Japanese firm will occupy the entire iconic 15-story International style tower that anchors the life-science campus straddling the border of the Township of Nutley and City of Clifton.

Presently based in Woodcliff Lake NJ, the company will relocate ...

Unmasked: My Life Solving Cold Cases by Paul Holes

Unmasked: My Life Solving America’s Cold Cases  by Paul Holes with Robin Gaby Fisher. (Celadon, 2022)

 

Let’s start with this fact. I didn’t sleep for two nights while reading Unmasked: My Life Solving America’s Cold Cases by retired detective Paul Holes and Robin Gaby Fisher. Although the book is an autobiography about Holes’ life as an investigator ...

Just a Second

May 20th is World Metrology Day.

I am counting down the hours on an atomic clock which is accurate to 1 second in 10 million years.

Metrology is the scientific development of systems of measure. Unlike Meteorology, the study of weather, you don’t have to be chipper and TV good looking to study Metrology. You do have to have geekish tendencies and more degrees than a thermometer, ...

Nutley Public Library Events and Activities for June 2022

May 15, 2022

During the months of May and June:  The Nutley Public Library is proud to display artwork created by the talented 7th grade students at John H. Walker Middle School.  These mixed media pieces were inspired by the collages of the artist David Hockney.  There will be an open reception to honor the students on Saturday, May 21 from 2:00-4:00 in the Stockton Room.  ...

NJPBA Statement on Release of Sundiata Acoli, Convicted Killer of NJ State Trooper

WOODBRIDGE, NJ - New Jersey State Policemen’s Benevolent Association President Pat Colligan released the following statement on the New Jersey Supreme Court’s decision to release Sundiata Acoli on parole:

“We stand with our brothers and sisters of the New Jersey State Police during this difficult time.  We disagree with the New Jersey Supreme Court’s ...

Nutley Public Library Programs and Activities for May 2022

Monday, May 2 at 7:00 p.m. – DISH!  The Monday Night Cookbook Club.  Members will choose, prepare at home, and present in-person their DISH!  We will then gather to sample and discuss each other’s recipes, our cooking techniques, and share stories and culture.  To register and for further information ...

Talking About Twin Loss

The death of Christiano Ronaldo’s baby boy twin has garnered the sympathy of fans and followers around the world. 

On Monday, April 18, he announced via a social media post that his newborn son had passed away. “Only the birth of our baby girl gives us the strength to live this moment with some hope and happiness,” read the statement on Twitter, signed by both Ronaldo ...

The Jaffe Briefing - May 19, 2022

TRENTON – Tone deaf? Or worse?  Just days after the mass shooting in Buffalo, among the many, many other mass shootings in the U.S. this year, Sen. Ed Durr believes it’s the perfect time to ease gun restrictions in New Jersey. You can’t make this up. Durr, a gun owner seeking a concealed-carry permit, wants to give $1 million for high schools to start gun ...

Obituaries

Sep 8, 1940 - Apr 6, 2022
Former Executive Director of the Nutley Family Service Bureau Robert "Bob" Joseph ...
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Aug 28, 1935 - Apr 4, 2022
Mr. Anthony A. Biondi Sr., 86, of Nutley NJ, Monmouth Beach, NJ and Boca Raton, Fl, passed away ...
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'Two Minutes with TAPinto' Features South Plainfield Publisher Darlene Tedesco-Cullen

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ — This month's "Two Minutes with TAPinto" features TAPinto South Plainfield publisher Darlene Tedesco-Cullen.

When she started TAPinto South Plainfield, she worked full time as Regional Manager/Business Development for a bank. It became so successful that she was able to leave her banking career to focus on TAPinto full-time.

"I say this to all ...

Drawing the Line Between News and Content Marketing is Key to Publisher Credibility and Success

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ — Publishers invest significant time and financial resources in building their audience. No one has the right to have their content placed in front of the audience you’ve built. Public relations firms and others say their content is newsworthy and they get paid a lot of money to try to make that case to publishers every day.

Drawing the line between news and ...

TAPinto CEO Michael Shapiro Discusses Local Marketing in a Digital World

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ — TAPinto Founder and CEO Michael Shapiro was a recent guest on Sergeant Marketing's Milestone Mindset Live speaking about Local Marketing in a Digital World. The series helps viewers attract and retain clients and donors.

Shapiro and host Nancy Sergeant talked about a number of topics, including the value of local marketing in the post-pandemic economy, how ...

TAPinto Publisher Bobbie Peer Receives Boy Scouts of America Patriots' Path Council Tribute to Women Award

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ — Bobbie Peer is a business owner, a networker, a marketer and a survivor.

"I am a single mother and I made it," Peer said. "I work hard, I'm passionate about what I do and I form relationships. I am a success."

Peer, the publisher of five TAPinto sites, recently received a Boy Scouts of America Patriots' Path Council Tribute to ...

‘Calendar Girls’ Captivates at Chatham Playhouse

CHATHAM, NJ — This delightful play, set in Yorkshire, England, lends a risque air to the Women’s Institutes at a local church parish.

The play and film were based on a true story of middle-aged women who were seeking a fundraising idea for Leukemia Research.

They’re desperate to find a way to support their charities and somehow come up with the idea of ...