Law & Justice

Top Stories

57d81fff3e4a4f15e3006e70
57d81fff3e4a4f15e3006e70
57d81fff3e4a4f15e3006e70

Rally in Westfield Protests Supreme Court’s Pending Abortion Decision

May 15, 2022

WESTFIELD, NJ — Debby Hall, of Scotch Plains, carried a sign that says, “Our daughters and granddaughters must have the same rights as we did.”

Hall, 57, was among several hundred who turned out in Mindowaskin Park Saturday for the “We Won’t Go Back Rally” protesting the U.S. Supreme Court’s impending decision to overturn the landmark abortion ...

Newark Resident, Former School Board Member Will Lead Essex County LGBTQ Affairs Office

NEWARK, NJ — A newly established Essex County Office of LGBTQ Affairs was announced Friday that will be led by Reginald Bledsoe, a Newark resident and former Newark Public Schools Board of Education member.

Bledsoe, who was appointed as the office's first director, will help support the LGBTQ community in Essex County and provide a platform to address issues, ...

Governor Phil Murphy Condemns Release of Convicted Cop Killer

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – The man who was sentenced to life for the 1973 murder of State Trooper Werner Foerster in one of the highest-profile trials in the city’s history will soon be released from prison.

The New Jersey Supreme Court has ordered parole for Sundiata Acoli from a Maryland prison by a 3-2 vote, it announced May 10.

At issue was whether the 85-year-old Acoli, who is ...

Sundiata Acoli, Convicted of Killing State Trooper in 1973, Wins Parole

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – The man who was sentenced to life in a New Brunswick courtroom for the 1973 murder of State Trooper Werner Foerster in one of the highest-profile trials in the city’s history will soon be released from prison.

The New Jersey Supreme Court has ordered parole for Sundiata Acoli from a Maryland prison by a 3-2 vote, it announced May 10.

At issue was whether the ...

TurboTax/Intuit to Pay "Misled" NJ Customers $2.15M in Restitution

TRENTON – Acting Attorney General Matthew J. Platkin announced on Wednesday a $141 million settlement with the financial software company Intuit Inc. that resolves a multi-state investigation into claims Intuit misled consumers into paying for online tax preparation services instead of using the company’s free service offerings.

As part of the settlement, more than 70,000 New ...

AAPI Montclair Lantern Festival Returns to Edgemont Park May 20

Save the Date! Join AAPI Montclair as Edgemont Park is illuminated with thousands of lanterns to remember those killed and harmed by violence and injustice, including anti-Asian hate. 

May 20, 2022 7-9 p.m.

AAPI Montclair stands together against all forms of hate and celebrate community and solidarity, and our shared goals of securing justice for all.

 

Zack Tahhan Honored in Prospect Park for Heroism After Brooklyn Subway Shooting

PROSPECT PARK, NJ - When Sakaria "Zack" Tahhan, 21, identified the alleged Brooklyn subway shooter, Frank James, 62, while working on a security camera system in New York City, he wasted no time in alerting the NYPD.  The police had been investigating the mass shooting, which wounded many with several in critical condition but with no fatalities, and were able to take James into ...

FBI in NJ Warns Parents of Increase in Sextortion Cases

NEWARK, NJ—The FBI Newark Field Office is seeing an increase in reports of sextortion involving teenaged boys and wants parents and guardians to be on alert.

Sextortion is an online crime that typically begins with contact through social media or another online platform, such as a gaming site. The adult predator or scammer convinces the child to share sexual images or videos and then ...

Save the Date: AAPI Montclair Lantern Festival May 20 at Edgemont Park

Save the Date! Join AAPI Montclair as Edgemont Park is illuminated with thousands of lanterns to remember those killed and harmed by violence and injustice, including anti-Asian hate. May 20, 2022 7-9 p.m.

AAPI Montclair stands together against all forms of hate and celebrate community and solidarity, and our shared goals of securing justice for all.

 

Rise Against Hate Files Lawsuit Against Bridgewater Township, Alleging OPRA Violation

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Rise Against Hate, a non-profit organization working to raise awareness about racism and civil rights, has filed a second lawsuit against Bridgewater Township and clerk Linda Doyle in her capacity as official records custodian for the township, alleging a violation of OPRA regarding a request for information about the police department.

According to the suit filed in New ...

57d81fff3e4a4f15e3006e70
504e4b5c60612765e5000027
504e4b5c60612765e5000027
504e4b5c60612765e5000027

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

May 10, 2022

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 ...

504e4b5c60612765e5000027
504e4bad6061276d10000009
504e4bad6061276d10000009
504e4bad6061276d10000009
504e4bad6061276d10000009
57717249a947ca108800082c
57717249a947ca108800082c
57717249a947ca108800082c
57717249a947ca108800082c

TAP Into Another Town's News:

TAP Into Another Town's News:

Upcoming Events

Carousel_image_05d8e70e1a37fc74a8a0_mini_magick20220511-103787-1ydzp4l

Mon, May 16, 8:00 AM

Township of Nutley Department of Parks and Recreation , Nutley

Township of Nutley COVID-19 Testing

Health & Wellness

Carousel_image_52284963c451467e7056_mini_magick20220510-107981-1pxei4d

Tue, May 17, 10:00 AM

Township of Nutley Department of Public Affairs , Nutley

Nutley Walk-In Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine 1st ...

Health & Wellness

Carousel_image_308af555b14e022d3758_mountainside

Tue, May 17, 6:30 PM

Virtual, Monclair

Weight Loss Surgery Seminar

Health & Wellness

Carousel_image_83250acca770ecde0f40_annotation_2020-04-20_103329

Tue, May 17, 7:00 PM

Nutley Town Hall , Nutley

Nutley Board of Commissioners Meeting

Government

If college isn’t right for you, consider a future in the trades

With the end of the school year approaching, many high school students are seeing their friends’ social media feeds flooded with photos of college acceptance letters.  The pressure to go to a four-year college immediately after high school is intense, and many kids are applying to colleges simply because they think they are supposed to go.  But what if college is not a good fit ...

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 ...

Curry, Poole Help Warriors Take Game 3

After being outplayed by a young Memphis Grizzlies team, led by a 47 point outburst by Ja Morant, the Golden State Warriors were able to capture a big win at the Chase Center in a 142-112 blowout. They were led by Stephen Curry, who led the Warriors with 30 points, and Jordan Poole, who had a great game himself with 27 points. On the Grizzlies side, Morant led the way with 34 points before ...

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

May 14, 2022

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 Little Theatre Seeks Singers and Accompanist for 'Say Gay Cabaret'

Nutley Litte Theatre seeks SINGERS (and an accompanist) for its SAY GAY CABARET! (a benefit to raise funds to support the legal teams fighting Florida's Don't Say Gay Bill)

Performers should be 18+ or have parental permission

Send a video or youtube clip of you singing to SayGayCabaret@gmail.com by May 13th. (does not HAVE to be what you’d like to sing for the show ...

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 ...

Kindergarten Orientation is Underway in Nutley

Orientation for incoming Kindergarten parents is underway. Here, Mr. Francia meets with Yantacaw parents to help welcome them to the Nutley Public Schools.

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 ...

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 ...

Nutley Mayor Mauro Tucci Looks Back After Two Years in Office

After two years of leading the Township through some of the most unexpected and dire issues it has ever faced, Nutley Township Mayor Mauro G. Tucci’s term will end in a few weeks. After announcing that the last Board of Commissioners meeting would be his last as Mayor, Tucci took some time to comment on his tenure.

“On May 17th, Commissioner Scarpelli will be sworn in as Mayor, as ...

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
May 16, 2022 ...

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 ...

Large Turnout in Red Bank for "Bans Off Our Bodies" Rally

May 15, 2022

Red Bank, NJ: Several hundred "Bans Off Our Bodies" marchers began today’s 11:00am rally starting at the Red Bank train station and continuing up Monmouth Street carrying signs and repeating the chants of organizers.

The gathering was in response to the potential overturning of a May 4 leaked Supreme Court draft opinion of the Roe V. Wade abortion law.   

How ...

Boat Parade and MAGA Drag the Interstate Parade Set for Saturday June 4

STAFFORD - The MAGA boat parades are back in 2022. Readers might recall the MAGA boat parades that took place in 2020 all over the nation. 

Former Stafford Township Councilman George Williams is organizing the parade this year. It will take place on June 4. There will be a ‘MAGA Boat Parade’ and ‘MAGA Drag’ auto driving event that day.

The boat part is ...

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 ...

Nutley Mayor Tucci Invites Youngsters Ages 3 through 7 to Hop Along For Some Easter Fun!

Mayor Mauro G. Tucci and the Nutley Department of Parks and Recreation have scheduled an Easter Eggstravaganza for Nutley youngsters ages 3 through 7 to enjoy! 

The coronavirus may have changed some traditional events for Nutley residents in the past, but we are excited to bring a little Easter egg-citement back for 2022. We are continuously thinking of safe and creative alternatives for ...

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 ...

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

May 13, 2022

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 ...

Ras Baraka Wins Third Term in Newark's Mayoral Race

NEWARK, NJ — Ras Baraka declared victory Tuesday night in his bid for a third term as Newark mayor over challenger Sheila Montague in the city’s nonpartisan municipal elections.

“There's a lot of work that's been happening in this city, and I'm just thankful to take another four years to continue what we've been doing,” Baraka told a crowd ...

Paterson's Sayegh, Davila and Mimms Reelected

PATERSON, NJ – While election results remain unofficial, incumbent Mayor Andre Sayegh appears to be headed to a second four-year term, along with Council President Maritza Davila, Councilwoman-at-Large Dr. Lilisa Mimms, and MD Forid Uddin

“The voters have spoken,” Sixth Ward Councilman Al Abdelaziz said. “I’ve sat at the council for over a year and ...

On3

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 ...

Longbourne by Jo Baker

Longbourne by Jo Baker. (Vintage, 2013)

 

Fancy that. Longbourne’s publishing date is exactly 200 years after that of its “predecessor,” Pride and Prejudice. Jane Austen, author of six novels including Pride and Prejudice, was born in Hampshire, England in 1775; yet the themes and characters of her works remain as contemporary as if they were written today. In fact, ...

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 13, 2022

STATEWIDE – Gas won’t be cheap, but it will be a few cents cheaper today, as part of a clever PR stunt to show that we could all save money by pumping our own damn gas. It’s all coming from the New Jersey Gasoline, C-Store, and Automotive Association, which is listing a bunch of gas stations from Bergen to Ocean counties that will offer a price drop of about 15 cents per ...

Obituaries

Sep 8, 1940 - Apr 6, 2022
Former Executive Director of the Nutley Family Service Bureau Robert "Bob" Joseph ...
Read more
Aug 28, 1935 - Apr 4, 2022
Mr. Anthony A. Biondi Sr., 86, of Nutley NJ, Monmouth Beach, NJ and Boca Raton, Fl, passed away ...
Read more

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 ...

TAPinto CEO Michael Shapiro Discusses Future of Local News

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ — TAPinto Founder and CEO Michael Shapiro was a recent guest on the "What Works - The Future of Local News" Podcast from Northeastern University’s School of Journalism.

Shapiro talked about how TAPinto was formed, the current successes the company is seeing and plans for the future.

You can hear the discussion here.

For more information about ...

TAPinto Newark Journalist Selected for CivicStory Fellowship

NEWARK, NJ — Tom Wiedmann's love for journalism began during his younger years with a soundtrack of metal and rock and roll during road trips with his dad.

He just didn't know it at the time.

"I had a steady diet of ACDC, Rolling Stones, Ramones, Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath and all that stuff," Wiedmann said. "So I became somewhat of a music nerd growing ...