Nutley native looks to change the world through his music

Nutley native looks to change the world through his music

NUTLEY, NJ — Composer, educator, conductor, musician — all of these words describe Nutley High School graduate Joshua A. Idio. The trumpeter, who holds a bachelor’s degree in music education from William Paterson University, has written music for concert bands, orchestras and chamber groups; his music has been performed worldwide.  Idio is currently a member […]

Nutley student follows her dream to chefdom

Nutley student follows her dream to chefdom

NUTLEY, NJ — Many adults look back on their kindergarten dreams and chuckle or shake their head ruefully. But not Gianna Searls, a Nutley High School 2019 graduate. She has known since kindergarten that she wants to be a professional chef, and she is now pursuing that dream at Johnson & Wales University, located in […]

Nutley gathers for Day of Peace

Nutley gathers for Day of Peace

NUTLEY, NJ — Nutley residents gathered in Yanticaw Park on Sept. 21 to commemorate the International Day of Peace and to celebrate the second anniversary of Nutley becoming the 223rd International City of Peace. Residents folded 1,000 paper cranes at the event, and T-shirts were sold to raise money for a public art installation that […]

Revolutionary War soldier honored in Nutley and Belleville

Revolutionary War soldier honored in Nutley and Belleville

NUTLEY / BELLEVILLE, NJ — On the morning of July 4, Nutley High School junior Nicholas Russo was part of a Belleville Historical Society honor guard that paid a short visit to the old Belleville Dutch Reformed Church cemetery. The burial grounds are the final resting place of 68 Revolutionary War soldiers from what was […]

Reilley Scholarship Foundation gives awards to two seniors

Reilley Scholarship Foundation gives awards to two seniors

NUTLEY, NJ — Despite not being able to meet in person due to COVID-19, the Michael D. Reilley Scholarship Foundation still awarded scholarships to two worthy high school seniors. One winner was Nutley resident Samantha Gabriele and the other was Kristin Bindas, the daughter of an L3Harris Technologies employee. Gabriele and Bindas each received $3,000 […]

Class of 2020 graduates from Nutley High School

Class of 2020 graduates from Nutley High School

NUTLEY, NJ — Although Nutley High School seniors couldn’t cross the stage or turn their tassels together, there was still an impressive showing of community for the Class of 2020’s commencement ceremony, which was broadcast on June 24. The prerecorded ceremony went live at 6 p.m., with nearly 500 viewers all watching together though apart […]

Man brings his Nutley values to the Navy

Man brings his Nutley values to the Navy

NUTLEY, NJ — Military service requires dedication, resilience, patriotism and strong foundations, all things that Jason Castellanos has in spades. The Nutley native was June’s “Sailor in the Spotlight,” an online feature put together by the U.S. Navy’s Helicopter Mine Countermeasures Squadron 14. Castellanos, who graduated from Nutley High School in 2015, has been in […]

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