Pasta and Bingo Party kicks off Relay For Life

NUTLEY, NJ — Nutley’s Relay for Life, a robust fundraising effort that benefits the nonprofit American Cancer Society, threw a fun Pasta and Bingo Party recently to help kick off the fundraising season. The event, which offered some 200 residents an opportunity to do a good deed while chowing down on some of Nutley’s finest pasta, […]

Big cleanup after storm

NUTLEY, NJ — The Nutley DPW, under Nutley Commissioner Joseph Scarpelli, was busy non-stop both before and during the weekend blizzard. The crews were out since about 5 a.m. on Saturday morning, when more than 6 to 8 inches of snow had already fallen. The total accumulation, according to Scarpelli, was about 30 inches in Nutley. […]

New WAVE helps Nutley seniors stay healthy

NUTLEY, NJ — A new mobile unit designed to bring health assessments to Nutley citizens is on the move and visiting senior citizens. Offered by Clara Maass Medical Center, the Wellness Assessment Van for Elders, or WAVE, visits seniors where they live or in community settings and senior-housing facilities. The numbers of senior citizens in the […]

Middle school now teaching in smartphone ‘classrooms’

NUTLEY, NJ — Middle school is a time of great change. With students dealing with puberty, more in-depth classes and ever-demanding peer pressure, it’s no wonder they can become confused or distracted from their school work. Throw in the nonstop technology of the modern world, always pinging and grabbing their attention, and things get even […]

New BOE sworn in

NUTLEY, NJ — At the Nutley reorganization meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 5, four Nutley residents were officially sworn in as Nutley Board of Education members. Incumbents Ryan Kline and Deborah J. Russo were sworn in for three-year terms, and newcomer Salvatore Balsamo was sworn in as the newest member of the board. Balsamo has been […]

Nutley youngsters celebrate Bernie’s birthday

NUTLEY, NJ — When dozens of children came out on Saturday, Jan. 9, to visit the Nutley Department of Public Health, something was clearly happening. The 60 children in attendance Jan. 9 were not there for flu shots, but to celebrate the second anniversary of their favorite Nutley mascot, Bernie. Created Jan. 11, 2014, by the […]

Fish and chips dinner to benefit St. Mary’s

NUTLEY, NJ — St. Mary’s Rosary Society in Nutley will be hosting a fish and chip dinner on Ash Wednesday, Feb. 10, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. in the dining hall. Last seating will be at 6 p.m. Dinners are being prepared by a Lyndhurst restaurant and will be served in Msgr. Walsh Hall in […]

Happy Birthday

NUTLEY, NJ  —A birthday party for Nutley Mayor Alphonse Petracco, who turned 51, was a packed, happy affair on Friday, Jan. 8. About 400 guests came to fete the popular mayor and dance the night away at the Starlite Dance Center. Serving as emcee for the event was Phil Cuzzi, a Major League Baseball umpire. Above […]

Nutley family is zoo visitor No. 750,000 for 2015

Prizes awarded to Zuniga family as annual total of visitors continues to grow

NUTLEY, NJ — Each year, Essex County keeps track of the number of people who visit Turtle Back Zoo in South Mountain Reservation. Each year that number gets bigger, and the county always celebrates when the previous record is broken. This year, the record-breaking visitors were members of the Zuniga family of Nutley, Melissa and […]

The adult coloring-book trend arrives in Nutley

NUTLEY, NJ — Last week, the Nutley Public Library managed to offer an outside-the-box event while staying solidly “within the lines,” when the library embraced the international adult coloring book trend. On one Thursday per month at 7 p.m. and one Friday morning at 10:30 a.m., this hot new movement is being offered for free at […]