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Advocates Tell NJ Supreme Court State Needs to Move Faster to Protect Prisoners from COVID-19

May 29, 2020

Assistant attorney general argues state moving quickly as it can, but ACLU-NJ and public defender want court to cut through red tape, arguing lives are on the line.

Attorneys advocating for the release of inmates at risk of contracting COVID-19 told the New Jersey Supreme Court Wednesday that the state has not moved fast enough to protect these prisoners. But an assistant attorney general ...

Rutgers Student's Parent Files Suit Seeking to Recoup Tuition, Other Costs

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – The parent of a Rutgers student has filed a class-action lawsuit against the university seeking repayment for tuition and other costs Rutgers is withholding in violation of state law, the suit alleges.

The parent, who is represented by the Seattle-based firm of Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro LLP, is not identified in the lawsuit that was filed Wednesday in Middlesex ...

Two Charged with Abusing a 3 Year Old Girl

(EAST ORANGE, NJ) - Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens, II, and East Orange Public Safety Director Dominick Saldida announced today that Tevin Molentiel, 28, and Tamika Dorsey, 36, both of East Orange, have been charged with multiple child abuse offenses following an investigation by the Special Victims Unit of the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office.

The victim, a ...

Brother of Teacher Killed in 2018 Rt. 80 School Bus Crash Is Suing the State of New Jersey, Drivers And School Officials For Negligence 

PARAMUS, N.J. — Two years after a nightmarish school bus crash involving a fifth-grade Paramus class and their chaperones resulted in the deaths of educator Jennifer Williamson and student Miranda Vargas, Williamson’s brother has filed a lawsuit against the involved drivers and state and local officials claiming negligence, recklessness and carelessness. 

According to NJ.com, ...

Throwback Thursday: Nutley Community School Subject of State Investigation After Missing Toddler Incident

This article was originally published Nov. 8, 2019

NUTLEY, NJ - The Community School in Nutley is the subject of a State of New Jersey investigation after a toddler went missing from their St. Paul's Congregational Church site.

The toddler, who went missing on Monday sometime after being dropped off by his father, was reunited with his parents, unharmed after being found on ...

Nailed: Hamilton Salon Cited for Second Time for Violating Gov's Orders

HAMILTON, NJ --  A Hamilton-based nail salon was again cited for violating Governor Phil Murphy's executive order which closed such retail establishments. 

According to the Mercer County Prosecutor's Office, Hamilton police were detailed to Diamond Nail Salon located at 2200 South Broad Street in Hamilton, shortly after 1 p.m. on Monday. At ...

CAIR-NJ Welcomes Charges for Nutley Man Accused of Ramming Vehicle of Muslim Woman, Shouting ‘You’re a Terrorist’

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ -  The New Jersey chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-NJ) welcomed charges brought by Essex County prosecutors against a Nutley man who is accused of ramming SUV into the occupied vehicle of a Muslim woman and her son. 

According to the Nutley Police Department, the incident began with the Carvel Ice Cream shop on Franklin Ave on ...

Price Gouging Complaints: $12 Gallon Milk; $6 Roll Paper Towels; $25 Masks

NEWARK, NJ – The New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs this week has taken more than 200 actions in response to complaints of retailers increasing prices, including essential items like food, hand sanitizer, and other products used to stay safe and healthy during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal.

Over the past seven days, the Division has ...

When The Coronavirus Hits Home: Putting Child Care Plans in Writing Just in Case

Special to TAPinto.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.

Many New Jersey parents are taking steps to protect themselves and their children from the coronavirus; staying at home, thorough handwashing and virtual playdates are ...

Lawsuit Filed By Landlords to Halt Montclair Rent Control Ordinance

Montclair, NJ– The Township of Montclair is being sued by a committee of petitioners to repeal a recently adopted rent control ordinance, organizers announced Thursday.

A Committee of Petitioners has been formed pursuant to state statute in Montclair to repeal a recently adopted rent control ordinance. The committee has filed petition against the Township of Montclair ...

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Admiral Air Tech and Bucco Couture Fund Nutley Volunteer Emergency and Rescue Squad Fundraiser

May 26, 2020

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 ...

Franklin Reformed Church's 'Carts of Caring' Virtual Memorial Day Parade Benefits Nutley Family Service Bureau All Week

NUTLEY, NJ - Each year, members of the Franklin Reformed Church congregation march in Nutley's annual Memorial Day parade as a part of the 'Carts for Caring' ministry. 2020 would have marked the fifth year in a row that the congregants marched to benefit the food pantry operation of Nutley Family Service Bureau. 

Memorial Day is often referred to as the ...

Township of Nutley COVID-19 Update May 28, 2020

May 28, 2020

The Township of Nutley is providing an update to the community on several important matters, including:

Total COVID-19 cases in Nutley
Other updates

COVID-19 Total Cases
The Township of Nutley announced 0 additional known COVID-19 case yesterday keeping the total to 491 cases and 33 deaths.

Governor Murphy’s Executive Orders
To view the executive orders, ...

Township of Nutley COVID-19 Update May 27, 2020

The Township of Nutley is providing an update to the community on several important matters, including:

Total COVID-19 cases in Nutley
Modified in-person graduation ceremonies can begin July 6th
Professional sports teams authorized to resume
Other updates

COVID-19 Total Cases
The Township of Nutley announced 1 additional known COVID-19 case yesterday bringing the total to 491 ...

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

May 30, 2020

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 ...

May 30 Rally to "Save NJ Businesses" to be Held at Randolph Tennis Center

May 29, 2020

RANDOLPH, NJ- On Saturday, May 30, the Randolph Tennis Center will be the site of a “Re-Open Businesses and Restore Livelihoods” rally to raise awareness of the harm that’s come to small business as a result of Gov. Phil Murphy’s prolonged economic shutdown.  Local business leaders and residents will come together from 12:00 to 2:00 to voice their feelings on urging ...

Hoboken Gives Local Gyms Flexibility to Use Outdoor Space

HOBOKEN - In an effort to inject some adrenaline into the local fitness industry, Hoboken is opening up outdoor space for area gyms to resume workouts.

Mayor Ravi Bhalla signed an executive order Wednesday, stating that owners or managers of fitness centers with a license to operate in the City of Hoboken can now apply to host outdoor classes of up to 15 people, with strict social distancing ...

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 ...

New Jersey Date Night: Chicken Restaurants That Sizzle

May 28, 2020

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 ...

NJ’s CSAs Stepping Up to Provide Local Food During Pandemic

As people avoid going into grocery stores during the coronavirus pandemic, many in New Jersey are turning to CSAs as an alternate source for fresh food.

CSAs, or community supported agriculture programs, connect local farmers with consumers. They typically provide locally grown fruits, vegetables and herbs. Some also offer other kinds of locally produced foods, such as eggs, cheese, ...

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 ...

COVID-19 Response

May 29, 2020

Firstly,

Let me say my thanks to all front line responders for taking care of our sick population. Your courage and dedication are an inspiration to our community.

I also want to comment on the quick response of Governor Murphy at the onset of this crisis. No one understood what we were dealing with or how to respond. He provided the initial foundation for safety as he ...

I support Maria Hamlin for Nutley Board of Commissioners

I support Maria Hamlin for Nutley Board of Commissioners 

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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 ...

The Impact of COVID-19 on Mental Health is Greater than We Know 

May 28, 2020

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 ...

Opinion: Visiting a Re-Opened Mall in Georgia Gave Me a Glimpse of NJ’s Future

In the not-so-distant future, our corona-closed world will gradually re-open, allowing New Jersians the freedom to shop out, to dine in and to basically do anything that’s not based in our living rooms. 

To most the liberation may seem like the end of World War II and in many ways it is, but there are some catches to this re-opening; changes in protocols and attitudes that will make ...

NJ Human Services Announces $37 Million in Additional Food Assistance

May 30, 2020

Many NJ SNAP Recipients Will Receive Enhanced Benefits;

June Payments Will Bring Supplemental Food Assistance Payments to $143M Since March

(TRENTON) – Many New Jerseyans who receive food assistance through the state’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (NJ SNAP) will receive additional benefits in June to help address critical food needs related to the COVID-19 ...

Essex County Executive, Mayors Support Governor's Borrowing Plan

Essex County, NJ - Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. announced his support of Governor Phil Murphy's proposal to borrow $9 billion from the U.S. Federal Reserve to balance the State Budget. On Friday, May 29th, DiVincenzo sent a letter of support to the Governor; the letter was also signed by 17 of the Mayors in Essex County.

"We are all aware that COVID-19 has had a ...

Eating in with Lidia -- Two New PBS Specials with Chef Lidia Bastianich

Join Lidia Bastianich in her home kitchen as she gives viewers an intimate look into her life at home as she shelters in place due to the COVID-19 epidemic in Eating in with Lidia, two new half-hour PBS specials produced by WGBH Boston and Tavola Productions.

The renowned chef, author and food ambassador shares stories, tips, recipes, and strategies on how to approach food and meal ...

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 ...

Upcoming Events

Sat, May 30, 1:00 PM

Dey Mansion, Wayne

Major John Andre: Memory Wars and Monuments

Education

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Sun, June 28, 1:00 PM

Dey Mansion, Wayne

Uncommonly Zealous & Active

Education

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Thu, August 13

Garret Mountain Reservation, Woodland Park

Passaic County Fair

Arts & Entertainment Food & Drink

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Fri, August 14

Garret Mountain Reservation, Woodland Park

Passaic County Fair

Arts & Entertainment Food & Drink

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Sat, August 15

Garret Mountain Reservation, Woodland Park

Passaic County Fair

Arts & Entertainment Food & Drink

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 - May 29, 2020

STAFFORD – Hard to imagine that anything you read on social media is untrue, but beware! The Stafford cops are trying to correct the raging rumor that they are banning a Beach Haven West resident from blasting “God Bless America” at 7:30 p.m. every night. No, the cops are saying, we are not against America. No, the cops are saying, we are ...

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, ...