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Mariana Iranzi: Children’s Music Concert in Spanish (Ages 3-10)

Sat, April 27, 12:00 PM

Montclair Public Library, Montclair

Mariana Iranzi: Children’s Music Concert in ...

Arts & Entertainment Education

Add to My Calendar 04/27/2019 12:00pm 04/27/2019 1:00pm America/New_York Mariana Iranzi: Children’s Music Concert in Spanish (Ages 3-10)

Auditorium

Mariana Iranzi returns to Montclair Public Library with a bilingual show for the whole family. Enjoy toe-tapping original children’s music that will make everyone sing, move and play. Shakers, scarves, puppets and a giant parachute are all part of the fun to be had in this musical adventure. Mariana Iranzi is a composer, educator, and performer who educated from Berklee ...

50 South Fullerton Ave. Montclair, NJ 07042
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Sun, April 28, 12:00 PM

Montclair

Volunteer/"Advocat" Workshop with CPAW NJ

Education Giving Back

Add to My Calendar 04/28/2019 12:00pm 04/28/2019 3:00pm America/New_York Volunteer/"Advocat" Workshop with CPAW NJ

CPAW NJ is hosting a volunteer/"advocat" workshop where you will learn how to use your skills to help outdoor cats in your community. The event will take place at Mundo Vegan in Montclair.

20 Church St. Montclair, NJ 07042
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Sun, April 28, 5:00 PM

Brookdale Pet Center, Bloomfield

Learn to Speak Cat: Cat Behavior 101

Education

Add to My Calendar 04/28/2019 5:00pm 04/28/2019 7:00pm America/New_York Learn to Speak Cat: Cat Behavior 101

Learn how cats communicate through body language and behavior. This class is being taught by Karen Shinevar, who is the President of Montclair-based nonprofit, CPAW NJ.

Please pre-register at reg.bpc@gmail.com, space limited

Communities Promoting Animal Welfare NJ (CPAW NJ) is dedicated to keeping cats out of shelters by controlling the outdoor cat population and preventing surrenders.

1054 Broad Street Bloomfield, NJ 07003
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Tue, April 30, 7:00 AM

Acme Markets Parking Lot, Montclair

Montclair Community Spay Day

Health & Wellness

Add to My Calendar 04/30/2019 7:00am 04/30/2019 3:00pm America/New_York Montclair Community Spay Day

Back by popular demand, CPAW NJ is again pawtnering with People for Animals (PFA) and Acme Markets on Valley Road to bring PFA’s SpayStation Mobile Surgical Unit (aka Neuter Commuter) to Montclair. Low cost spay/neuter services will be available the last Tuesday of every month. We hope that over the course of the year we will be able to fix over 200 cats, saving thousands of ...

510 Valley Road Montclair, NJ 07043
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Tue, April 30, 7:30 PM

Livingston Public Library, Livingston

Websites Made Easy

Business & Finance

Add to My Calendar 04/30/2019 7:30pm 04/30/2019 8:30pm America/New_York Websites Made Easy

Learn how to build a website for your business, side hustle, band and more. Ben Friedman, Director of Accounts at Village Marketing Co., a web design company in Bergen County NJ will give you the tips and tricks you need to keep your costs down, build a website that requires little maintenance and even how to design a website without learning any code. This seminar will answer common questions ...

10 Robert Harp Dr. Livingston, NJ 07039
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Wed, May 1, 6:00 PM

Forest Glen School, Bloomfield

Wednesday Night Vendor Fair and Gift Market

Education Giving Back

Add to My Calendar 05/01/2019 6:00pm 05/01/2019 8:00pm America/New_York Wednesday Night Vendor Fair and Gift Market

Come support Early Childhood Center at Forest Glen preschool HSA while shopping from numerous vendors. You can get your mother's day and teacher appreciation gifts done all in one night.

This event is FREE to families and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC, so please encourage your friends to join us!

280 Davey Street Bloomfield, NJ 07003
Homeschooling Open House (All ages)

Thu, May 2, 11:00 AM

Montclair Public Library, Montclair, NJ

Homeschooling Open House (All ages)

Education

Add to My Calendar 05/02/2019 11:00am 05/02/2019 1:00pm America/New_York Homeschooling Open House (All ages)

Auditorium
No registration required
Join the monthly gathering of families that homeschool and make new friends. Youth services librarian Enola Romano displays our collection of parenting books about homeschooling. Bring your favorite board game to share! For more information email Enola Romano at enola.romano@montclair.bccls.org.

50 South Fullerton Ave. Montclair, NJ , NJ 07042
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Thu, May 2, 7:00 PM

Studio 355, Livingston

CBD and Cannabis as Medicine for Health & ...

Education Health & Wellness

Add to My Calendar 05/02/2019 7:00pm 05/02/2019 11:00pm America/New_York CBD and Cannabis as Medicine for Health & Wellness - Educational Event

With Adult Use legalization of marijuana coming to New Jersey, more and more people are seeking reliable information on cannabis-related health products and how to use them properly and effectively to treat themselves and their families.

It’s controversial. It’s confusing. It’s cannabis.

Cannabis has a rich history that spans back to the oldest civilizations.

355 Eisenhower Parkway Livingston, NJ 07039

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Public Invited to Participate in Essex County Sustainable Homes and Habitats Gingerbread Contest

November 12, 2019

ROSELAND, NJ — The public is invited to participate in the 2019 Sustainable Homes and Habitats Gingerbread Contest at the Essex County Environmental Center. The contest is free and there are a variety of categories in which participants can compete. 

The deadline to register is Saturday, Dec. 7, and all entries must be delivered to the Environmental Center by Monday, Dec.

Join the Veteran's Day Tribute in Montclair

MONTCLAIR, NJ - The annual Montclair Veterans Day tribute will take place on Monday, November 11, at 11:00 a.m., in Edgemont Memorial Park.

Mayor Robert Jackson will be the Master of Ceremonies.

According to a release, this year's event will include remarks from Marine veteran Sergeant Brett D'Alessandro who is the founder and president of Backpacks for Life, an organization ...

The Governor and Senate President: Perfect Together??

The 1947 New Jersey Constitution gave our governor enormous power to nominate and appoint people to many state positions: From the Attorney General to all county prosecutors to Superior Court judges to the New Jersey Supreme Court to the Board of Public Utilities to members of Pine Barrens Commission, amongst many many others.  The New Jersey Governor has lots of nominatin' to ...

Property Taxes in New Jersey: Still an Ongoing Issue

Over half of Garden State property tax bills go toward educating the state's nearly 1.4 million public school students.

The average New Jersey tax bill is $8,767. About 52.6% of that, or $4,610, is the taxes the local school district levies on homeowners and property owners, according to data from the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs.

But the average taxpayers in some ...

Upgrading Your Ride

Thanks to an historic investment from the Murphy administration, NJ TRANSIT is modernizing our fleet with new buses, new rail cars, and new locomotives for a better customer experience.

 

The above video showcases some of the new equipment on order. This includes 182 new cruiser buses with seatbelts on every seat, making the ride safer for you and your family; 85 new articulated ...

'A Doll's House Part 2' Makes Timeless Claims at Summit Playhouse

SUMMIT, NJ – You wouldn’t think a follow-up to Henrik Ibsen’s play about Nora Helmer in 19th century Norway would be especially relevant today.

But the smart, funny sequel by Lucas Hnath has much to say about marriage, the cost of independence, abandoning one’s family and other issues that ring true. When Nora insists that marriage won’t exist in 20 or 30 years, ...

'Romeo and Juliet' Stay Eternally Young at Shakespeare Theatre

No matter how often, or how rarely, you may have seen Shakespeare’s love letter to “Romeo and Juliet,” it still returns with blazing life, in the romantic balcony scene, in the hard lessons we learn about Capulets and Montagues and in the eternal flame of lives snuffed out too soon.

The production at The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey in Madison has held audiences ...

Essex County Freeholders Celebrate Veterans Day

November 19, 2019

NEWARK, NJ  — The Essex County Board of Chosen Freeholders recently held its 2019 Veterans Celebration at the Hall of Records, honoring the patriotism and sacrifice of the men and women who have served our country, and recognizing specific veterans of Essex County for their service. The Freeholders presented the honorees with framed commendations, plaques, and service ...

A ‘Very Tasteful Experience’ Celebrated 150 Years of Care and Compassion

Belleville, NJ -  Since its founding in 1869 as Newark German Hospital, what we now know as Clara Maass Medical Center has provided welcoming care for all types of people in all kinds of circumstances. Almost from the day it opened, the administrators and medical staff have seized opportunities to expand and to provide more advanced services to the community it serves.

To cap off a ...

Philadelphia Eagles Will Host Camden-Pleasantville Playoff Game Halted by Gunfire

November 18, 2019

CAMDEN, NJ — The final 17 minutes of the playoff game between Camden and Pleasantville high schools, that was halted Friday evening following a shooting in Pleasantville, where the game was being held, will be played at the home of the Philadelphia Eagles, according to the NJSIAA.

“Following NJSIAA’s statement on Saturday related to the completion of the ...

Coyote Bites Man Near Rutgers Campus

PISCATAWAY, NJ – The Rutgers University Police are investigating a report of an aggressive coyote that bit a man along the Rutgers Preserve on Livingston Campus in Piscataway early Thursday morning,

Rutgers police have also closed the preserve to the public as they investigate the incident with the help of the New Jersey Division of Fish and Wildlife, the police said.

The ...

The New Jersey Origins of Green Bean Casserole

November 16, 2019

Ever wonder where the Thanksgiving classic Green Bean Casserole came from? Turns out it was created in the Garden State.

The turkey day staple was invented in 1955 in Campbell’s test kitchen in Camden by recipe developer Dorcas Reilly, who Campbell’s refers to as the “Grandmother of Green Bean Casserole.”

According to Smithsonian.com, the Associated ...

Essex County Freeholders

October 29, 2019

Dear Editor

This upcoming election is important to everyone who pays taxes in Essex County.  We have some of the highest real estate taxes in the country, which given the recent changes in the Federal Tax law have impacted many Essex County residents.  Part of these costs are due to Salaries paid to our elected Freeholders.  Essex County Freeholders are responsible ...

HomeGrown Discovers Ridgewood NJ Hot Spot, Steel Wheel Tavern, on the Right Track

November 15, 2019

RIDGEWOOD, NJ -- In the current episode of HomeGrown, Host Stephanie Willoughby met with Glenn Carlough, Co-Owner of Steel Wheel Tavern, located just steps from the Ridgewood Train Station. The establishment recently celebrated their three year anniversary and regularly hosts community events, live music and a dance party every Saturday. 

Being so close to the train station has inspired ...

Bergen County Theater Company Features Arts Programs for Kids of All Ages

RIDGEWOOD, NJ — In the next installation of HomeGrown: Ridgewood, Host Stephanie Willoughby visits with staff and performers at Porch Light Productions, a theater company in Bergen County offering theater and related arts programs for students from kindergarten through college. 

Founded in 2005, Porch Light Productions features a wide range of programs, such as classes in acting ...

The Jaffe Briefing - November 18, 2019

BERGENFIELD – So much for offering a mechanical bull ride at the annual Family Fun Day. A local man is now suing the town for $5 million, claiming he was permanently injured when he mounted the thing at the town’s annual event in 2017. The Record reports he was “unreasonably and unexpectedly jolted and jerked,” according to court papers, which seems like the Wikipedia ...

On the Other Side of the Border

November 8, 2019

The children kept hugging us. They just wanted hugs. They wanted to be seen, to be loved, to feel safe. It’s odd — we teach our children to not talk to strangers, and yet when we entered the Shelter de Leona Vicario they ran to us, grabbed our hands, and wanted to play. My Spanish is limited and their English was non-existent, but they kept telling us their names and ...

TAPinto Featured Franchisee: Ed Barmakian of TAPinto Chatham

The featured TAPinto franchisee for November 2019 is Ed Barmakian of TAPinto Chatham.  Ed, a former veteran reporter and editor at The Star-Ledger and longtime Chatham resident, has been able to utilize his skills to create the go-to news source for the residents of Chatham Borough and Chatham Township, and a profitable business for himself.  

Q. Why did you want to ...

America's First Daughter by Stephanie Dray and Laura Kamoie

America’s First Daughter  by Stephanie Dray and Laura Kamoie (William Morrow, 2016)

 

Thomas Jefferson, the author of the Declaration of Independence, was a complicated man. The narrative of America’s First Daughter, told in the voice of Jefferson’s adoring daughter, Patsy, gives us Jefferson, the hero. However, as Patsy matures, she can’t deny that her ...

Thou Shalt Not: A Drama by Thinkery and Verse

Thou Shalt Not - Production by Thinkery & Verse

 

On September 16, 1922, the bodies of an Episcopal priest, Edward Wheeler Hall and a member of his choir, Eleanor Reinhardt Mills, were discovered in a field near the New Brunswick-Franklin Township border. The bloody, butchered bodies obviously had been staged in the positions in which they were found. Torn love letters lay at the ...

Law and Disorder by John Douglas and Mark Olshaker

Law and Disorder by John Douglas and Mark Olshaker ( 2013)

 

The premise of Law and Disorder by John Douglas, long time FBI profiler and his long time writing partner, Mark Olshaker, is this, “Whenever theory supersedes evidence, and prejudice deposes rationalism, there can be no justice.” Throughout Law and Disorder Douglas cites cases in which he was involved as a ...

Cinemark Set To Open Modern Movie Theatre in Wayne - Just In Time For The Holiday Season

November 18, 2019

Opening Nov. 21, the Cinemark Theatre in the Willowbrook Mall is the fourth location for the exhibitor brand in the state

WAYNE, NJ - Cinemark Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: CNK), one of the world’s largest and most innovative movie theatre companies, will open a new, 12-screen theatre in Wayne, on Thursday, Nov. 21. Located outside of Willowbrook Mall, the Cinemark theatre will feature ...

Essex County Freeholders Celebrate Veterans Day

(Newark, NJ) – The Essex County Board of Chosen Freeholders recently held its 2019 Veterans Celebration at the Hall of Records, honoring the patriotism and sacrifice of the men and women who have served our country, and recognizing specific veterans of Essex County for their service. The Freeholders presented the honorees with framed commendations, plaques, and service medals.

Freeholder ...

Rep. Sherrill Leads Bipartisan Election Security Bill

Washington, DC -- Representative Mikie Sherrill (D-NJ) announced the introduction of the Election Technology Research Act of 2019 (H.R. 4990), joined by Representatives Anthony Gonzalez (R-OH), Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-TX), and Frank Lucas (R-OK). This bipartisan bill will give the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the National Science Foundation (NSF) new ...

Obituaries

Apr 23, 1918 - Aug 19, 2019
Ruth G. Bedford, 101 passed away on Monday, August 19, 2019 at her home. Born in Nutley, NJ, Ruth ...
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Jackson – Dolores V. Buerkle, 90, formerly of South Plainfield died Saturday, August 24, 2019 ...
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HomeGrown Discovers Ridgewood NJ Hot Spot, Steel Wheel Tavern, on the Right Track

November 15, 2019

RIDGEWOOD, NJ -- In the current episode of HomeGrown, Host Stephanie Willoughby met with Glenn Carlough, Co-Owner of Steel Wheel Tavern, located just steps from the Ridgewood Train Station. The establishment recently celebrated their three year anniversary and regularly hosts community events, live music and a dance party every Saturday. 

Being so close to the train station has inspired ...