Friday, May 24, 2013
Annual parade held on Monday, May 27.
This week, Nutley Mayor Alphonse Petracco and the Board of Commissioners announced plans for the Township’s Annual Memorial Day Parade on Monday, May 27 at 11 am. Weather permitting, a brief opening ceremony will be held in the Nutley Park Oval at 10:45, with the parade route being the same as previous years: Chestnut Street to Passaic Avenue to Centre Street to Franklin Avenue, with reviewing stage in front of JHW Middle School. Monsignor Paul Bochicchio of Holy Family Church will be the clergy member to offer the prayers at the opening ceremonies, and this year’s parade’s Grand Marshall is Steven Rogers Jr. “The Memorial Day Parade serves as a wonderful tribute to our veterans who were lost at war,” Mayor Petracco said. The Mayor …
Thursday, May 23, 2013
This will be Obama's first visit to Shore since just after Sandy.
President Obama and Gov. Christie will visit the Jersey Shore on Tuesday, according to The Record in Bergen County. This will be Obama's first visit to the area since Oct. 31, just after the storm struck. A full itinerary of the visit was not available. More information can be found here.
Thursday, May 16, 2013
The Department of Public Works' large vehicles will be on display Saturday from 12- 3 p.m.
For Nutley's truck obsessed children, Saturday will be the day they've always dreamed of. On Saturday, May 18, the Nutley Department of Public Works will haul out their big trucks at Municipal Parking Lot #1. From noon until 3 p.m., residents are invited to check out the trucks and other high-tech equipment up close and see how they work. And kids are invited to climb aboard and honk their horns. The event marks the beginning of National Public Works Week.
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
The Township Council reductions bring the average homeowner's tax increase down from $270 to about $110, while one council member says the cut is not large enough.
The Belleville Township Council voted Tuesday night to reduce the tax levy portion of the nearly $63 million 2013-14 school budget by $760,000, a decrease that did not satisfy one council member. The amount trimmed means the average household tax increase drops from about $270 to approximately $110, officials said. The cuts were approved by the council one day after the Board of Education unanimously approved a resolution to accept that amount and not to appeal to the county to restore all or part of the amount. The decision comes after one councilman who was supposed to help decide what to cut said he still favored trimming spending from an average increase of more than $270 back down to zero, less than the amount that is now cut from the…
Monday, May 13, 2013
Office will be open on thursdays at the Public Safety Building.
Congressman Rodney Frelinghuysen (NJ-11) today announced his office will hold weekly outreach office hours in Nutley. Per the announcement, Frelinghuysen's Congressional Constituent Service Staff will hold office hours on Thursdays in the Mayor's office in the Public Safety Building at 228 Chestnut Street. In the announcement, Frelinghuysen said the offices will help his office act as the direct point of contact with federal government departments, agencies and Congress. Frelinghuysen is maintaining his primary Constituent Service office in Morristown (973-984-0711) and has established walk-in Outreach Offices, such as the one in Nutley, to bolster services to residents. “I have an excellent staff and all of us are here to serve our …
Thursday, May 9, 2013
The Board of Commissioners disagree about the need to change zoning to allow only industrial development and no more garden apartments for the River Road area.
The Nutley Board of Commissioners on Tuesday night split over whether or not to change zoning and allow industrial business while preventing any new garden apartments along part of River Road. Commissioner Joseph Scarpelli agreed to table the change after another commissioner said the board needs more information and discussion about the need for the move. One major issue is determining how many new students have been added to schools by new apartment construction in the East Centre Street area. Nutley officials have said they are concerned with an increase in the housing density in Nutley and how that change affects increased needs for services and rising school enrollment. Scarpelli proposed changing the zoning from the existing uses of …
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Governor chides reporters for obsessing about 'silly,' 'shallow' subject, says he is not a role model
Gov. Chris Christie reluctantly fielded reporters’ questions Tuesday about his February Lap-Band surgery, but said he would not be providing the public with any news as he heads towards his weight-loss goal, which he pointedly refused to disclose. "This is it. You ask me any more questions about this, I’m not answering,” Christie said during a groundbreaking ceremony at a Newark vocational high school. "I’m not going to be giving you all updates as this goes along. ... I’m not giving people a day-by-day, week-by-week, blow by blow," he said, adding, "I don’t care to be a role model for anyone. This is an intensely personal issue." The governor told the New York Post Monday night he’d had Lap-Band surgery in February because of concerns …
Governor tells New York Post that Lap-Band procedure was done at the urging of his family. An NYU doctor made house calls to Christie's Mendham home to not draw attention to the surgery.
Gov. Chris Christie underwent stomach-shrinking Lap-Band surgery in February, he confirmed to the New York Post on Monday night while refuting speculation that he was slimming down for a White House run in 2016. Christie quietly had the Lap-Band — or laparoscopic adjustable gastric binding —procedure done in a New York hospital, telling the paper that he agreed to the surgery at the urging of his family after turning 50 in September. Sean Conner, a spokesperson for Christie, confirmed the story to Patch Tuesday. The governor insisted that the Lap-Band was not inserted to help him lose weight in the run-up to 2016. "I know it sounds crazy to say that running for president is minor, but in the grand scheme of things, it was looking at Mary …
Friday, May 3, 2013
Salesmen, including a Nutley Resident, would bribe doctors thousands of dollars.
Two former sales representatives of Biodiagnostic Laboratory Services LLC admitted Thursday, May 2, to conspiring to bribe doctors to refer patient blood samples to BLS, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced this week. The case states that from 2006 to 2009, the men would bribe doctors thousands to dollars to refer patients to give blood samples at their Parsippany-based medical testing facility. They then charged Medicare and Blue Cross millions for the testing and used sham agreements to conceal their bribes payments. Sales representatives Peter Breihof, 42, of Nutley, N.J., and William Dailey, 41, of Wall, N.J., both pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Stanley R. Chesler to conspiracy to violate the Anti-Kickback Statute and the…
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
The $1.2 million ad buy shows road to New Jerseyans' optimism in their state.
In Gov. Chris Christie's first television ad of his 2013 re-election campaign, the governor's leadership style is credited for renewing New Jersey residents' pride in their state after years of overtaxation and too much government spending. "Jersey Proud" shows how bipartisan reforms have helped "to strengthen New Jersey's future," according to the Christie campaign.