Law & Justice

July 1, 2020

NUTLEY, NJ - What started out as another in a series of protests and rallies by Nutley for Black Lives turned into a media circus after a group of counter-protesters showed up in response to rumors. By the time sun set on June 26, Nutley was making headlines across broadcast and print media, ...

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NUTLEY, NJ - Since the death of George Floyd, his name, and the social justice group Black Lives Matter have dominated the headlines across the nation, and world. Locally, the group Nutley for Black Lives has grabbed their fair share of headlines, in large part because of the numerous rallies they ...

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NUTLEY, NJ - All the colors of the rainbow. They're on the LGBTQ+ Pride flag. This month they were found on the pathways of Nutley's municipal parks during 2020 LGBTQ+ Pride Month with messages of support, encouragement, and pride.  The Township formally proclaimed June 2020 LGBTQ+ Pride ...

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NUTLEY, NJ - NJ Attorney General Gurbir Grewal made a surprise appearance at Nutley Pride's 'Chalk It Up To Love' event in Memorial Park Friday, June 26. 'Chalk It Up To Love' was a continuation of the ongoing chalking events in the township's municipal parks sharing messages of hope, ...

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NUTLEY, NJ - The fifth anniversary of the landmark U.S Supreme Court decision guaranteeing the fundamental right to marriage equality was commemorated in chalk in Nutley's Memorial Park during Nutley Pride's "Chalk It Up To Love" event on June 26. "Chalk It Up To Love" was Nutley Pride's last ...

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NUTLEY, NJ - Nutley for Black Lives "Rolling for Rights" Roll-Out was supposed to be a simple Friday afternoon ride through Nutley. Everything was supposed to end at town hall, the seat of local government, where "Black Lives Matter" was to have been chanted. Then the rumor started, and eventually ...

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NUTLEY, NJ - As LGBTQ+ Pride Month comes to a close, the fountain at Nutley Memorial Park 1 was illuminated with the colors of the Pride flag. Residents will be able to see the colorful display starting at dusk. Since 2016, TAPintoNutley.net  has been the only locally owned news organization ...

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NUTLEY, NJ - An instagram account called 'nutley_for_columbus' told Nutley for Black Lives and Belleville Allies to 'Expect Problems' in published posts on the social media site. Belleville Allies, a grassroots group of primarily young people, work as a voice for disenfranchised citizens.

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NUTLEY, NJ - Nutley for Black Lives is hosting two events on Friday, June 26 - a 'Solidarity March' and a 'Solidarity Ride Out' starting at 4 p.m. The Solidary Roll Out will consist of skateboards, bikes, roller blades, and wheelchairs. Nutley for Black Lives will join with Belleville Allies at ...

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NUTLEY, NJ - Nutley residents spoke up via Zoom during public comment at the Tuesday, June 16 Board of Commissioners meeting about their concerns with racism and the new Cultural Inclusion and Diversity Council introduced as a resolution by Public Affairs Commissioner John V. Kelly III. The ...

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NUTLEY, NJ - The Nutley Board of Commissioners issued a proclamation at the June 18, 2019 open public meeting declaring June 2019 LGBTQ+ Pride Month. The public seating area of Nutley Town Hall was filled with supporters of the LGBTQ+ community. Those in attendance included local business ...

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NUTLEY, NJ - On June 7th, hundreds of people marched through Nutley in solidarity in response to the recent deaths due to police brutality, specifically George Floyd of Minnesota. The protest started with a gathering in Yanticaw Park where people listened to the leaders of the protest as well as ...

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NUTLEY, NJ - The Nutley Board of Commissioners proclaimed June as LGBTQ+ “Pride Month” during their first in-person meeting since March 3 in the Nutley Commission Chambers on Thursday, June 4. Public Safety Commissioner Alphonse Petracco was marked absent excused. While the Board is meeting in ...

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NUTLEY, NJ - In the wake of the murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery, there have been protests and rallies across countless cities in all 50 states. Our little town of Nutley was not an exception, being home to three demonstrations and a sign campaign over the course of the ...

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NUTLEY, NJ – More than 1,000 residents and visitors from surrounding towns came out to Yanticaw Park in Nutley this past Sunday, June 7, with open minds and open ears to listen to the concerns of those leading the peaceful Black Lives Matter protest. Nutley Mayor Mauro Tucci and the entire Board ...

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NUTLEY, NJ - Sunday's Black Lives Matter rally and march made national news. Monday night it was included in a segment of The Rachel Maddow Show on MSNBC. So how did a march of 1,000 people, in a small town, on the banks of the Passaic River, even get started?  TAPinto reached out to Mike ...

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NUTLEY, NJ - Photojournalist Declan Intindola captured Sunday's Black Lives Matter march in this series of black and white photographs.  TAPinto Nutley's coverage of the Black Lives Matter rallies across the state, as well as our continuing coverage of BLM rallies in town, will appear in our Law ...

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NUTLEY, NJ - The Township of Nutley is known for many things: pizza, Martha Stewart and xenophobia. On Sunday, June 7, more than 1,000 protesters gathered in Yanticaw Park, then marched through the community, with the goal of changing that. Racism, and xenophobia, are embedded in the culture of ...

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NUTLEY, NJ - The Township of Nutley will be among 30 other communities in the Garden State where residents will gather to denounce racial injustice in the United States on June 7. Sunday's rally will take place at 11:30 a.m. in Essex County Yantacaw Park in the area near the ball fields. This ...

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BELLEVILLE, NJ - To officially kick-off the month of June, known as National Pride Month, Clara Maass Medical Center hosted a socially-distant celebration for its employees on June 1.  For the event, employees volunteered to decorate their vehicles with signs, ribbons, and with music and horns ...

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NUTLEY, NJ - The Nutley Board of Commissioners proclaimed June 2020 'Pride Month' at the June 4, 2020 open public meeting.  June was first declared LGBTQ+ Pride Month in 2019 in large part because of the efforts of the members of Nutley Pride. The proclamation is now a part of the history of ...

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NUTLEY, NJ - Scores of Nutley students gathered on the corners of Franklin Ave. and Centre St. Thursday to declare 'Black Lives Matter.' What started out as a group of about 20 youth at 4 p.m., grew over the next two hours to nearly 100 people. Virtually all were dressed in all black to mourn ...

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NUTLEY, NJ - Organizers of Sunday's "Hate Won't Make Us Great. Together We Move Forward" event have moved the rally to the upper field at Essex County Yantacaw Park. Organizers ask participants to gather near the bocce courts June 7 at 11:30 a.m. The organizers are requesting that all ...

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ESSEX COUNTY, NJ - Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr issued a statement Wednesday, June 3 in response to the demonstrations being held across Essex County.  “The peaceful demonstrations held throughout Essex County during the last several days to protest the death of George Floyd ...

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NUTLEY, NJ - The rallies against racial injustice arrived in Nutley's Memorial Park this week, and it sounded like, a whisper. Unlike the typical rally, with chants and songs, chalk artists took to the paved pathway in the park to leave messages of hope, memorialize those killed, and support to end ...

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NUTLEY, NJ  - Town hall was lit up with the colors of the rainbow flag Monday night in honor of Pride Month. June is Pride Month in the United States. The month was chosen to commemorate the Stonewall Riot in 1969. Two American presidents have formally acknowledged Pride month with ...

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NUTLEY, NJ - A yarn bomber left their work on the iron fence on the Vincent Pl. side of Essex County Yantacaw Park in Nutley just ahead of LGBT Pride month. A TAPinto Nutley reader captured the work with a smartphone photo. The bombing, in the shape of a heart, features the LGBT Pride ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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NUTLEY, NJ - A dozen Nutley residents stood in a circle each holding a candle on the Nutley Public Library’s lawn on Wednesday evening, Nov. 20. Nutley resident Rhonda Frobose led a Transgender Day of Remembrance vigil, one of many held that day throughout the United States. The candles were lit ...

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