Main Street New Jersey: Free MSNJ workshops are happening next week. If you want to get up to speed with how to use Main Street Transformation Strategies, you can still find seats on APRIL 24TH in Vineland and APRIL 25TH in Red Bank.

HOPE for Nutley, the Nutley Municipal Alliance and NHS present The Teenage Brain – What Makes It Work? Learn from nationally acclaimed expert Dr. Jill Williams what makes a teenage brain work. Not only will Dr. Williams explain the inner workings of the teenage brain, but she will also provide the latest research and information on trends in teen substance use including vaping and use of marijuana and how it may affect the teenage brain. Tuesday, March 26, 2019, 7:00 to 8:30 pm at the John Walker Middle School. DOWNLOAD FLYER.

Nutley Farmers Market – 10th Season: Sundays 9 am to 2 pm, June 16th to October 27th. We are excited to announce that TreeLicious Orchards is offering a CSA farm share with pickup at the Nutley Farmers Market (Muni Lot 9, 537 Franklin Avenue) every Sunday of the 2019 season (Jun 16-Oct 27). Choose from full or half shares of fruit & vegetables or just fruit, weekly eggs, and monthly desserts. Early bird discount on full and half shares if you sign up by Apr 30. Contact to sign up for the 2019 CSA season today! DOWNLOAD FLYER.

Main Street New Jersey ProgramMain Street New Jersey Program: Join the State of NJ’s Department of Community Affairs and the National Main Street Center (NMSC) to learn about the new Main Street New Jersey (MSNJ) program and to receive training about the trends impacting downtowns and how to use the NMSC’s new Transformation Strategies and the Main Street Approach(TM) to revitalize and manage your downtown and mixed-use districts. This regional workshop co-hosted by Montclair Center BID, Main Street Vineland/VDID, and Red Bank RiverCenter will introduce the new MSNJ regulations proposed in the NJ Register on March 18, 2019 and show participants how to identify community-informed and market-driven strategies that can direct and strengthen their revitalization efforts. Former MSNJ district management organizations, Improvement District district management corporations, local officials, and others who are already engaged in downtown management or looking to begin downtown revitalization efforts are encouraged to attend. Interested in participating? Register for these free events here: April 23rd, Montclair; April 24th, Vineland; April 25th, Red Bank.

American Pickers To Film In New Jersey! Mike Wolfe, Frank Fritz, and their team are excited to return to New Jersey! They plan to film episodes of the hit series AMERICAN PICKERS throughout the region in May 2019! AMERICAN PICKERS is a documentary series that explores the fascinating world of antique “picking” on History. The hit show follows Mike and Frank, two of the most skilled pickers in the business, as they hunt for America’s most valuable antiques. They are always excited to find sizeable, unique collections and learn the interesting stories behind them. AMERICAN PICKERS is looking for leads and would love to explore your hidden treasure. If you or someone you know has a large, private collection or accumulation of antiques that the Pickers can spend the better part of the day looking through, send us your name, phone number, location and description of the collection with photos to: or call 855-OLD-RUST. DOWNLOAD FLYER & PRESS RELEASE.

MasterChef Junior Now Casting! Masterchef Junior is on a nationwide search for the most talented home cooks in America between age 8 to 13. New York, NY, Saturday, March 2nd. Please CLICK HERE to apply. DOWNLOAD FLYER.

Nutley Township – Nutley Hall of Fame Committee Nominations: The Hall of Fame Committee is seeking nominations for the next Hall of Fame which will be held in the fall of 2019. The Hall of Fame recognizes those individuals who through significant personal achievement have distinguished themselves on a statewide, national or international level and have made their association with Nutley a source of pride for the community. To be eligible, the nominee must have been born in Nutley, graduated from Nutley High School, or have been a resident of the town for at least 10 years. DOWNLOAD PRESS RELEASE.

Mattia Committee Seeks Nominations and Scholarship Applicants: The Virginius D. Mattia Memorial Committee has begun its 2019 selection process. The annual award is given to individuals or organizations who demonstrate the volunteer spirit of Dr. Mattia, former president of Hoffmann LaRoche who died an untimely death in 1971, through dedicated community service. Nomination forms are available at the Library, the Parks and Recreation Building and Town Hall, but a letter with pertinent information on a nominee is acceptable. Anyone previously nominated is eligible, but updated nominations are helpful. Persons running for public office are not eligible during an election year. The deadline for submissions is March 1th, 2019. For details, DOWNLOAD PRESS RELEASE & FORM.

County Of Essex – Children & Family Programs: A variety of programs are being offered at the Essex County Environmental Center during the month of February that will teach children and adults about nature and help them gain a greater appreciation and understanding of our environment. Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. invites children and adults to visit the Environmental Center where they can enjoy an enriching recreational experience through nature and conservation activities. DOWNLOAD FLYER.

Volunteer NJ! – Nominate A Volunteer: This is a great way to recognize the volunteers, youth, groups, and programs! Nominate someone today who makes a difference in your community. Honorees of the New Jersey State Governor’s Jefferson Award achieve measurable community impact and represent outstanding acts of public service, without the expectation of recognition or compensations. Recipients demonstrate unique vision, dedication, tenacity of heroic proportion and serve as an inspiration to others. Honorees are recognized at a New Jersey ceremony in Spring 2019. A select group of honorees will be invited to participate in the June 2019 national Jefferson Award ceremony taking place in Washington D.C.! To nominate an individual or group, highlight your nominee’s service and/or achievements by completing the online nomination form at

Nutley Department of Public Safety – Operation Reassurance: Commissioner Alphonse Petracco has announced the implementation of a new program in the Department of Public Safety entitled Operation Reassurance that was created for the safety and wellbeing of senior and disabled persons who live alone. Since maintaining independence can be increasingly difficult as people age, Operation Reassurance will help to enable them to maintain their independence through a daily check-in call. Seniors and those with disabilities who live alone and would like to apply for the program should call 973-284 -4930 and leave your name, address and phone number for an application. DOWNLOAD PRESS RELEASE.

Township Of Nutley – Operation Reassurance: Commissioner Alphonse Petracco has announced the implementation of a new program entitled Operation Reassurance which was created for the safety and wellbeing of senior and disabled persons who live alone. Since maintaining independence can be increasingly difficult as people age, Operation Reassurance will help to enable them to maintain their independence through a daily check-in call. Seniors and those with disabilities who live alone and would like to apply for the program should call 973-284 -4930 and leave your name, address and phone number for an application. DOWNLOAD PRESS RELEASE.

HOPE for Nutley – Candlelight Vigil “Let HOPE Light the Way”: Are you stressed or struggling? Does your life at times feel out of control? Have you or anyone you know experienced difficult times recently? If the answer is yes or you would like to support someone in need, come spend an hour to wind down and be part of HOPE for Nutley’s first annual Candlelight Vigil, “Let HOPE Light the Way” on Wednesday, October 24th at John Walker Middle School lawn at 6:30 pm. This event will be held rain or shine. All residents are invited to join together in an hour of inspirational readings and music on the importance of mindfulness during stressful times. “Let HOPE Light the Way” as we, as a community, join together to promote camaraderie and to support all in attendance. The HOPE for Nutley initiative is under the direction of Commissioner Alphonse Petracco and the Department of Public Safety. Any questions can be directed to 973-284-4929. DOWNLOAD PRESS RELEASE.

St. Paul’s Congregational Church – “Buy a Space” Yard Sale: Saturday, September 29th, 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. Multiple family yard sale, Bake Sale, Light lunch available, Activities for Children. United Church of Christ, 10 St. Paul’s Place, Nutley, NJ 07110. DOWNLOAD FLYER.

Fire Department’s Open House – Look. Listen. Learn. Be aware. Fire can happen anywhere: Friday, October 12th, 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Under the direction of Commissioner Alphonse Petracco, Deputy Chief Paul Cafone and the Nutley Fire Department are teaming up with NFPA during Fire Prevention Week, October 7-13, 2018 to urge residents “Look. Listen. Learn. Be aware. Fire can happen anywhere”. This campaign works to educate people about three basic but essential steps to take to reduce the likelihood of having a fire–and how to escape safely in the event of one. DOWNLOAD PRESS RELEASE.

Township of Nutley – Nutley Remembers September 11th, 2001: September 11, 2001 on Tuesday, September 11th, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. at the 9/11 monument site that is located in front of the Nutley Township Hall. Residents are invited to join Township officials, victim’s families, friends and clergy in remembering those who perished that day. Among those lost were three Nutley residents, Lt. Robert Cirri, Frank LaLama, and Dorota Kopiscko. DOWNLOAD PRESS RELEASE.

Welcome Day: Mayor Scarpelli and the Nutley Board of Commissioners will be hosting a “Welcome Day” for the businesses, staff, faculty and students located at ON3, the former Hoffman-LaRoche campus. Our vision is to provide our new neighbors at ON3 with a friendly, warm and genuine hometown welcome. It’s a one-on-one invitation to become part of new surroundings, to learn about your neighbors and participate in a sense of community. It’s also a great way to show case all that Nutley has to offer. If you are interested in participating in this event or would like to obtain additional information, please contact Lisa Zitola-McGuire at 973-284-4984 or Last day to RSVP will be September 13th, 2018. DOWNLOAD PRESS RELEASE. DOWNLOAD REGISTRATION.

Annual Junior Police Academy: The Nutley Police Department will be hosting their annual Junior Police Academy next week starting on Monday, July 16th. You are all invited to attend to observe, ask questions and see what this exciting program is all about. Since Monday is initiation day and a trip is planned for Thursday, feel free to come any time between 9 and 2 on Tuesday, Wednesday or for graduation on Friday. Graduation will start at 12 pm with pizza served afterwards giving the press an opportunity to speak directly to the students. The Academy is held at Spring Garden School in the gymnasium. Parking in the rear of the building. Hope to see you there!

Congratulations to the Class of 2018! the Nutley Chamber of Commerce wishes you all the best for the future.

LEAD-Law Enforcement Against Drugs Picnic: The Nutley Police Department is hosting their annual LEAD-Law Enforcement Against Drugs picnic for all township sixth graders tomorrow, June 7 from 12 to 3 pm in Yanticaw Park off of Park Drive. The event will be held directly behind the Carmen Orechio Building. All are welcome to attend and join us for a barbecue and fun activities. Please call 973-284-4929 if you should have any questions.

Simulated Drunk Driving Crash Course: On Tuesday June 5, 2018, a DUI crash simulation entitled “Crash Course in Reality” will be held in front of the Park Oval on Franklin Avenue. As a result, Franklin Avenue will be closed between Church Street and Chestnut Street from approximately 7:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. The program, organized by Nutley High School Student Assistance Coordinator Lisa Cassilli, is intended to provide valuable insight into the results of driving while intoxicated. DOWNLOAD PRESS RELEASE. DOWNLOAD FLYER.

Township of Nutley – Seat Belt Enforcement and Education Campaign: Law enforcement officers from the Nutley Police Department will join with police from around the country in cracking down on unbuckled motorists and passengers as part of the national “Click it or Ticket” campaign. Beginning May 21 and running through June 3, the annual “Click It or Ticket” national mobilization utilizes high visibility seat belt checkpoints and saturation patrols, in combination with local and national publicity efforts, to reiterate the life-saving value of seat belts. DOWNLOAD PRESS RELEASE.

ON3 & Prism Capital – Event Videos: If you missed ON3 & Prism Capital’s two-part Suburban Revitalization Forum event series last month, no worries! Full length videos of both presentations are now available! Check out the event previews and links to full video coverage below! Thank you again to all who attended.
Suburban Revitalization Forum Part 1
“Where People Are Choosing to Live, Work & Play in New Jersey Now”
Featuring Dr. James Hughes, a nationally-recognized academic expert on demographics, housing, and regional economics and Author of New Jersey’s Postsuburban Economy. VIEW VIDEO.
Suburban Revitalization Forum Part 2
“The Big Design & Development Project of the Next 50 Years”
Featuring Ellen Dunham-Jones, a suburban redevelopment expert & Author of Retroftting Suburbia, and CHRIS PORTER Vice President & Chief Demographer at John Burns Real Estate Consulting & Co-Author of Big Shifts Ahead: Demographic Clarity for Businesses. VIEW VIDEO.

Township Of Nutley – 4th Nutley Community Expo: The Nutley Department of Parks and Recreation, along with the NCoC, present the Fourth Nutley Community Expo on Thursday, April 12, 2018. The Expo is scheduled at the Recreation Department facility located at 44 Park Avenue, from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm. DOWNLOAD LETTER & REGISTRATION FORM.

Nutley High School Sawdust TapestryNutley High School Sawdust Tapestry: A group of students crowd around the computer screen in the Nutley High School art room, introducing themselves to their student counterparts in Honduras, Central America. This group of students is working on a cooperative design for the second sawdust tapestry being executed by the Nutley High School in cooperation with Honduras. DOWNLOAD PRESS RELEASE.

Nutley Hall Of Fame Honorees Announced: The Nutley Hall of Fame Committee has announced that there will be eight persons inducted in 2017, 7 living and one deceased. The initial inductions was in 2003 and on a bicentennial basis thereafter, this being the eighth occasion. This year’s honorees are: Henry Bunner, Leonardo Capalbo, Phil Cuzzi, Rena DeAngelo, David Difrancesco, Tom Evans, David Gilbert and Adam LaReau. The induction ceremony will be held in the Nutley Public Library on Sunday, November 19, 2017 from 2:00 to 5:00 pm. Go to our MEMBER EVENTS PAGE for details. under Township Events. DOWNLOAD PRESS RELEASE.

Fire Department’s Open House – “Every Second Counts: Plan 2 Ways Out!”: Commissioner Alphonse Petracco invites residents to visit the Fire Department’s Open House on Friday, October 13th, at 6:30 pm. Under the direction of Commissioner Alphonse Petracco, Deputy Chief Paul Cafone and the Nutley Fire Department are teaming up with NFPA during Fire Prevention Week, October 8th to 14th, 2017 to urge residents to “Every Second Counts: Plan 2 Ways Out!”. This year’s theme focuses on the importance of having an effective and usable escape plan for your home and for your family. DOWNLOAD PRESS RELEASE.

The Chamber is now selling NTLY magnets for $5.00 each.  Get one or two for your car, fridge, or how about your file cabinet! If interested, please call the Chamber Office at or email the Chamber office at 973-667-5300 or EMAIL US.

Chamber Members to offer Shadowing Opportunities: This year, the Nutley High School and the Chamber will be partnering together in an effort to help the students explore job and career options. The Chamber already has a list compiled of members who are interested. If you wish to learn more about the program or would like to sign up, please contact the Chamber office via email, or call 973-667-5300.

Township of Nutley Department of Public Affairs – Nutley Farmers Market & Walk & Talk: If you Are interested in leading a walk and sharing your knowledge on a particular subject matter, please call the office to learn more about it. Meet at the Market at 8:15 am on Sundays, from June 18th to October 29th. Take a 3-mile scenic walk from 8:30 am to 9:30 am with a featured expert. Municipal Lot #1, William Street, Nutley. VISIT OUR WEB PAGE or DOWNLOAD FLYER.

Nutley Police Department Medicine Drop BoxNutley Police Department Medicine Drop Box: Nutley Police Department has installed a Medicine Drop Box to offer residents a safe way to dispose of unused or expired medications. The Nutley Police Department, under the direction of Public Safety Commissioner Alphonse Petracco and Chief Thomas Strumolo, is pleased to announce that a permanent Medicine Drop box has been installed on the 2nd floor of police headquarters located at 228 Chestnut Street in Nutley. The installation coincides with the nationwide Prescription Drug Take-Back Day that is being held throughout the country on April 29th, 2017 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. DOWNLOAD PRESS RELEASE.

30th Annual Third Half Club of Nutley Elementary Basketball Tournament

Back row: Coach Jeff Martin, Madeline Branigan, Christian Miletic, Daniel Carchia, Coach Joshua DeWald. Front/Middle: Morgan Llaneza, Sean McAloon, Allen Baez, Joseph Duca, Mitchell Mainiero, Robin Niland, Archer St. Amant, Matteo Reina, Zac Malanga. Not pictured: Coach Marita Dow.

The 30th Annual ‘Third Half Club of Nutley Elementary Basketball Tournament did not disappoint as Team Yantacaw wins 2nd Championship in as many years. It was not easy as they defeated a feisty well coached Good Shepherd team 39-31. Yantacaw was led by the unstoppable combination of Christian Miletic and Madeline Branigan who scored 13 each. Mitchell Mainiero sharp shooting skills were on display as well as he put up 7 points. Ava Minichini led Good Shepherd with 23 points. In the consolation game, Team Lincoln beats Team Washington 30-23 as Samuel Sugar pours in 24 points from all over the floor. The Third Half Club of Nutley pays tribute to boys and girls of Nutley for their participation in the field of athletics and associated activities. The Club raises money throughout the year for scholarships to help, aid, and assist worthy students from town. This is all done with the help of the great citizens, officials and organizations of Nutley in our wonderful community.

Nutley Board of Commissioners – Be The Match Bone Marrow Drive: Anne Rotonda, a lifelong Nutley resident, was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML) in October 2013. Three years ago this past January, the Nutley Board of Commissioners held a bone marrow drive at the Nutley Health Department which, although was successful in terms of turn out, unfortunately did not produce a match for Anne. Anne has recently been re-diagnosed with AML, and the need for a bone marrow match/donation is once again a priority. A Bone Marrow Drive is being scheduled for Tuesday, March 28th at the Department of Public Affairs, 149 Chestnut Street, Nutley. Appointments will be taken between the hours of 2:30pm and 8:00pm. Walk ins will not be turned away, but we do suggest calling the Nutley Health Department at 973-284-4976 to secure a spot. DOWNLOAD FLYER.

Jaycees DSA Winners: The Distinguished Service Awards Program of Nutley annually honors members of our community who have made exceptional contributions to the quality of life in Nutley. Here are this year’s awardees. Our own Linda Buset among the honorees, congratulations to all! Business: John Monaco; Education: Lynn Zazzali; Civic Affairs: Linda Buset; Public Safety & Health: Marianne Zurawski; Outstanding Young Individual: Salvatore Scarpelli.

Nutley High School – Project Graduation 2017: Project Graduation is a SAFE alternative for students graduating from Nutley High School and is the last official gathering of the senior class. Please consider making a donation for this wonderful event. Every business that donates receives a poster to display. See attached for more information or contact Joanne Berardinelli, 973-661-4345, DOWNLOAD DONATION FORM.

The Hall of Fame Committee is seeking nominations for the next Hall of Fame, which will be held in the fall of 2017. DOWNLOAD PRESS RELEASE.