Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Man arrested in Bloomfield.
Police say a Montclair resident was arrested in Bloomfield following leaving the scene of an accident in Nutley. Nutley police reported that at 2:41 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 11, police responded to a report of an accident near the intersection of Bloomfield and Kingsland Aves. Police say the vehicle went through the intersection at Kingsland Street and struck the small median in front of the main gate, then struck the control arm at the gate, blowing out the tires on the driver’s side of the vehicle. The vehicle was described as a blue four door, with flat tires and was last seen traveling west on Kingsland St. Bloomfield police reported stopping a vehicle matching the description of the one involved in the accident. Upon speaking to …
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Local theater staging 'Lobby Hero'
Wednesday, January 16
Nutley Little Theatre has scheduled auditions at the NLT Barn, 47 Erie Place, Nutley, on Sunday, Feb. 10, and Monday, Feb. 11, 7:30 p.m. both nights, for its production of Kenneth Lonergan’s drama, “Lobby Hero.” The cast requires three men, ages 20 to 50-plus. One of the roles is for an African-American man. There is one role for a woman, in the 20-35 age range. Evening performances of “Lobby Hero” will be on April 12, 13, 19, 20, 25, 26 and 27. Matinees are on April 14, 21 and 27. Additional dates may be added within this range. “Lobby Hero” will be directed by Penny Paul of Montclair. For more audition information, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. The New York Times called “Lobby Hero” the best American drama of the first half of this …
Thursday, November 1, 2012
PSEG crews continuing to restore power to Nutley residents and businesses.
Nutley police are stationed at two gas stations, sending a clear message that unruly behavior will not be tolerated, Mayor Alphonse Petracco said shortly Thursday. As of noon, Nutley residents were waiting on very long gasoline lines at two locations, as a lack of gas was becoming as big or bigger a problem for residents as the restoration of electricity. The gas stations are located at the corner of Kingsland Street and Washington Avenue, and on Bloomfield Avenue, across from the Cavallo's Market, Petracco said. While PSE&G trucks were busy all over town fixing downed power lines so fallen trees can be removed, the deepening gas crisis has become the biggest concern, Petracco said. “Bad behavior will not be permitted, and anyone trying …
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Stations either out of fuel or quickly running out of it in townships.
At 11:30 a.m., gas stations all along Bloomfield Avenue in Belleville and Nutley were either out of gas already or quickly running out. A Delta station at the corner of Bloomfield Avenue and Grove Street in Bloomfield still had fuel, but the manager said he expects to only have a half-hour supply. The manager also said the distributor does not expect to get gas to the stations for a day or two. In a scene reminiscent of the 1970s oil crisis, people were seen topping off their gas tanks and filling containers for an additional supply of gasoline. One man said he came to the area from West Caldwell in search of an open gas station. Here is a list of open gas stations that have fuel as of 1:45 p.m. on Wednesday. Belleville-Nutley Patch will …
Thursday, June 28, 2012
Shuttering of 127-acre campus means a loss of $9 million in tax revenue.
A day after its largest employer abruptly announced it was closing shop after 80 years in the township, Nutley began to look toward the reality of a post-Roche landscape. An iconic campus known for its groundbreaking pharmaceutical research, Roche stood as the last of the industrial giants that once lined Route 3. When it puts the padlock on its 127 acres next year, 72 township residents are scheduled to be among the 1,000 people to lose their jobs. Roche will also take with it about $9 million in tax revenue. The site was the company's headquarters until 2009, when it acquired Genentech, a biotechnology company in California. It shifted the focus of the Nutley campus to research and development. Nutley Commissioner Thomas Evans said he …
Saturday, May 5, 2012
Nutley mom's arrest and appearance leaves many shaking their heads.
What a crazy week it was for Patricia Krentcil. The 44-year-old Nutley mom became infamous nationwide for a scandal that started because she was accused of letting her five-year-old daughter go into a tanning booth with her. Police arrested Krentcil, who also had an oustanding warrant, after the little girl allegedly complained of being burned. Since then Krentcil has appeared on national television and in publications around the United States. And the public has started to question the issue of what appears to be excessive tanning and whether or not it's safe for children to be allowed at tanning salons. Krentcil has denied the allegations and said her daughter went with her, but was never allowed in the tanning bed. Experts are weighing …