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‘It's Just Not Worth the Beautiful Weather Anymore’: Coral Springs Family Joins Migration Out of Florida Due to Rising Housing Costs

May 15, 2022

CORAL SPRINGS, FL – As South Florida has become America’s least affordable place to live, a Coral Springs family is joining many others in moving elsewhere.

Diane Perez and her husband are both nurses who are fed up with the skyrocketing home prices that show no signs of going down.

They are planning to move to South Carolina in the coming months.

“It's just ...

Montclair Planning Board Approves Lot Subdivision

MONTCLAIR, NJ - The Montclair Planning Board, in its first in-person meeting since March 9, 2020, dealt with only one application, which ended up taking a great deal of time to hear and vote on. 

Vice Chair Keith Brodock chaired the meeting in place of the absent Chairman John Wynn.

At issue was a plan by Jonathan and Melissa Goidel, the occupants of 264 Upper Mountain Avenue along ...

A 12-Step Guide for Selling Your Home

So, you've decided to sell your house—now what? There are many steps involved, and the whole process can sometimes seem confusing, even overwhelming. Well, we're here to help. While each home sale can be just a little different, there are a few things that they will have in common.

We've put together a handy guide to walk you through this journey from start to finish, to make ...

Raingardens Are An Appealing Way for Homeowners to Reduce Flooding and Pollution

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - Letting rainwater leave your property can interfere with groundwater recharge and possibly cause flooding, ice slicks in the winter, and pollution of downstream lakes and streams.  Rain gardens are one possible solution available to homeowners. Commercial properties can use them too.

Step 1: Decide on rain garden placement

Find out where water is coming ...

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 ...

New Rutgers Housing Report Finds Alarming Increase in Corporations Buying Newark Homes

NEWARK, NJ — During the past three years Newark resident Deborah Smith-Gregory has been bombarded with daily phone calls urging her to sell her home.

“It’s been calling at all times of the day and night - both cellphone and landline. They say, ‘Are you interested in selling your property? We’ve been looking at your home, and we can offer you ...

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 ...

Queen Latifah Plants Newark Roots in New Housing Development

NEWARK, NJ — When music, film and television star Queen Latifah decided to invest in a development project in her native city of Newark, she envisioned a development she could live in and dedicate her full efforts towards.

“Queen Latifah should be able to live in the city she was born in,” she said.

Backing her words, Latifah dug her shovel into the dirt during a ...

Nutley High School Ranked 162nd in State by U.S. News & World Report

NUTLEY, NJ - Nutley High School is ranked 162nd in the state of New Jersey, according to this year's Best High Schools rankings by U.S. News & World Report.

The magazine ranked 406 high schools in the state in new data released on Tuesday. Read the full report here.

The state's top slot went for the second year in a row to the Middlesex County Academy for Science, ...


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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 ...

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 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

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 ...

Paterson Celebrates 'Palestine Way'

May 16, 2022

PATERSON, NJ - History was made Sunday as hundreds gathered to celebrate and honor the street sign unveiling of “Palestine Way” as well as the first ever Palestine Street Festival in Paterson.

Following the recent approval by the Paterson City Council, Mayor Andre Sayegh, City Council President Maritza Davila, and Sixth Ward Councilman Al Abdelaziz, himself the son of ...

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

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 ...

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 ...

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

May 16, 2022

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 ...

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 ...


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 16, 2022

TRENTON – State budget officials have unearthed an unexpected $3.7 billion in the current and upcoming fiscal years, as New Jersey’s revenue stream is stronger than ever. But, for those who think the cash will just keep raining, have you recently checked the stock market? Yes, we all know, money can come in frantically, and then vanish the exact same way.  State ...


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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 ...

‘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 ...