NUTLEY NEWS

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, chamber@nutleychamber.com 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, JoanneBerardinelli@yahoo.com. 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.