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Heat Advisory Extended Thru Sunday for Nutley Area, Hypothermia Risk at Jersey Shore

May 21, 2022

NEW YORK, NY - The National Weather Service (NWS) extended the weekend heat advisory through 6 p.m. Sun. May 22. Water in the states lakes and at the Jersey Shore is in the 50s and 60s, presenting a risk for hypothermia.

Local residents, and those in Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Passaic, and Union counties should expect high temperatures and high humidity. Heat index values across much of the ...

Heat Advisory Issued for Nutley and Surrounding Areas

NEW YORK, NY - The National Weather Service (NWS) issued a heat advisory for Sat. May 21 from noon to 8 p.m.

Local residents, and those in Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Passaic, and Union counties should expect high temperatures and high humidity. Heat index values across much of the effected area are expected to approach 100.

Hot temperatures and high humidity may cause heat illnesses to ...

Hoboken Looks To Ban Feeding Birds And Other Wildlife

HOBOKEN, NJ — Hoboken is taking steps to make it illegal to feed birds and other wildlife in the city.

During its meeting on Wednesday evening, the city council unanimously introduced an ordinance that seeks to add the anti-feeding policy to the current list of acts prohibited under Hoboken’s nuisance code.

According to the draft ordinance, the feeding of “birds, rodents ...

Bill Aiming to Ban Large Boxes for Small Items Passes Assembly Committee with Strong Opposition

TRENTON, NJ — “This is a horrendous piece of legislation,” said Assemblyman Brian Bergen (R - District 25) during the Assembly Environment and Solid Waste Committee meeting on Monday. 

His objection came prior to the committee clearing Assemblyman John McKeon’s (D - District 27) oversized box regulation. The new legislation would prohibit retailers ...

Another Dog Bitten by Bear in Sparta

SPARTA, NJ -  A third dog has been attacked by a bear in Sparta.  On Saturday night around 11:30 p.m. police said they got a call from residents on Meredith Drive. Their dog had received “a laceration” from a bear.

“The homeowner said the dogs were barking like they wanted to go out,” Lt. Jeff McCarrick said. He said when they let the dogs out they ...

Severe Storms May Bring Strong Winds, Hail to Nutley Monday Afternoon

NUTLEY, NJ — Batten down the hatches.

Some stormy springtime weather is headed our way Monday afternoon, according to the National Weather Service, which indicated a tornado isn't out of the question in Northeast New Jersey.

“Thunderstorms ahead of an approaching cold front on Monday have the potential to produce damaging winds,” the service warns. “Large hail ...

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 ...

Springtime Bird Sightings in Hawthorne Captured on Film by Holly Cowen

HAWTHORNE, NJ - Holly Cowen, a member of Hawthorne's Green Team, is well known in town for her keen eye in capturing and identifying local birds on film. 

She has shared some of her recent pictures with TAPinto Hawthorne, to show residents some of their avian neighbors in their bright array. 

The pictures were taken at locations such as Arnold's Pond, the Eight Acre Woods, ...

Rutgers Enlisting State's Teachers, K-12 Students to Fight Against Spotted Lanternflies

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – It takes a village to rid a state of spotted lanterflies.

That’s why Rutgers University is enlisting the state’s K-12 teachers and students in a Spotted Lanternfly Eradication Unit through a program designed to teach how to trap and kill the invasive East Asia insect that imperils the Garden State’s crops.

The Rutgers Center for Mathematics, ...

Newark Residents, Community Leaders Call For Proposed Power Plant to Go Back to Drawing Board

NEWARK, NJ — Newark residents and environmental activists pushed back during a public hearing Tuesday against plans to build a power plant at the Passaic Valley Sewerage Commission (PVSC) wastewater treatment facility in the city’s Ironbound section, a project they said would impact a community already overburdened with pollution.

PVSC held the meeting to gather public comment on ...


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New Brunswick Mayor Cahill Urges Approval of RWJBarnabas Health Transaction with Saint Peter’s HealthCare System

New Brunswick, NJ – New Brunswick Mayor James M. Cahill has thrown his support behind the transaction between Saint Peter’s HealthCare System (“Saint Peter’s”) and RWJBarnabas Health (“RWJBH”), which will lead to the creation of a premier academic medical center (“premier AMC”) in New Brunswick.

“Today, New Brunswick residents in need ...

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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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 ...

Warriors Rise To Victory

In Game Two of the Western Conference Finals, the Dallas Mavericks were nothing short of sensational. On the offensive end, they were able to hit the Golden State Warriors with numerous attacks. But their lack of strength on the defensive end allowed them to enter in a shootout with the Warriors, which is something you do not want to do. Despite being up by as much as 18 in the first half, the ...

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

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 ...

Hackensack Council Passes Ordinance, Banning Smoking, Vaping and Aerosolizing of Cannabis on Public Property

May 21, 2022

HACKENSACK, NJ - Hackensack’s City Council has passed an ordinance banning the smoking, vaping and aerosolizing of cannabis products on public property and in public spaces. All council members along with the mayor and deputy mayor voted yes for the ordinance on final passage on May 10. 

Ordinance 21-2022 designates these acts as nuisances in the city’s code. Public spaces are ...

Wood-Ridge Announces Contract With Holy Name to Provide EMT Service

WOOD-RIDGE, NJ – The Wood-Ridge Council approved a contract with Holy Name EMS for ambulance services during Wednesday evening's meeting of the Wood-Ridge Borough Council.  The announcement comes one week after the borough of Hasbrouck Heights announced the same arrangement with the hospital.

The Mayor and Council appropriated the necessary funds to undertake the ...

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 ...


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, ...

Studies of the Future: Clinical Trials for Breast Cancer at Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center

May 21, 2022

Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center, in Livingston, has been at the forefront of the treatment of breast cancer for decades. One way the hospital maintains its reputation as one of the best in the tri-state area is by participating in clinical trials, which are research studies that help determine if a new drug would be effective in treating a specific condition. In partnership with Rutgers ...

Nutley Public Library Events and Activities for June 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 ...

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 20, 2022

TRENTON – It makes no sense that the state has stockpiled billions, yet still wants small business owners to replenish the state’s unemployment fund, which took a huge hit during the pandemic. This mandate has business groups howling, as these higher taxes are unnecessary and could easily be funded elsewhere. Thankfully, there’s now a bill filtering through the Assembly that ...


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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 ...