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North Star Songs: Codes and Symbols of the Underground Railroad (Ages 6-11)

Thu, June 20, 4:00 PM

Montclair Public Library, Montclair

North Star Songs: Codes and Symbols of the ...

Education

Add to My Calendar 06/20/2019 4:00pm 06/20/2019 5:00pm America/New_York North Star Songs: Codes and Symbols of the Underground Railroad (Ages 6-11)

3rd floor
Registration Required

Enjoy readings of “Freedom River” by Doreen Rappaport (Coretta Scott King Honor for illustration), “Follow the Drinking Gourd” by Jeanette Winter, and other books about the underground railroad. Learn about the symbols and meanings hidden in music and folk art used by the heroic “conductors” of the railroad.

We'll ...

50 South Fullerton Ave. Montclair, NJ 07042
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Fri, June 21, 6:45 PM

Wilshire Grand Hotel , West Orange

AAngelsNJ 8th Annual scholarship and community ...

Education Food & Drink Giving Back Health & Wellness

Add to My Calendar 06/21/2019 6:45pm 06/22/2019 12:00am America/New_York AAngelsNJ 8th Annual scholarship and community honors Pink Gala "PinkTastic"

Montclair Councilwoman Dr. Renee Baskerville, Plastic Surgeon Dr. Ross Cooperman, West Side High School Principal Akbar Cook among several to be honored at the AAngelsNJ 8th Annual scholarship and community honors Pink Gala "PinkTastic, A Love Affair with Life" on June 21, 2019 at 6:45 pm at the Wilshire Grand Hotel, West Orange, N.J.

AAngelsNJ mission is to serve and provide ...

350 Pleasant Valley Way West Orange, NJ 07052
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Sat, June 22, 2:00 PM

Bloomfield Train Station, Bloomfield

A Food Tour of Bloomfield Center

Food & Drink

Add to My Calendar 06/22/2019 2:00pm 06/22/2019 5:00pm America/New_York A Food Tour of Bloomfield Center

Read about Bloomfield’s food scene in the Star Ledger?

Catch Bloomfield’s feature as one of the 15 Best Under the Radar Dining Destinations in New Jersey last Spring?

Come see what everyone is talking about on June 22nd on a Food Tour organized by the Bloomfield Center Alliance. The tickets cost $30 and will give the purchaser access to a fun, food-filled guided tour of ...

Corner of Glenwood Avenue and Lackawanna Place Bloomfield, NJ 07003
“Era Uma Vez, na Biblioteca”: Portuguese Storytime (Newborns to 9-year-olds)

Sat, June 22, 4:00 PM

Montclair Public Library, Montclair

“Era Uma Vez, na Biblioteca”: Portuguese ...

Education

Add to My Calendar 06/22/2019 4:00pm 06/22/2019 5:00pm America/New_York “Era Uma Vez, na Biblioteca”: Portuguese Storytime (Newborns to 9-year-olds)

Auditorium
No registration required

“Era Uma Vez, na Biblioteca” (Once Upon a Time, at the Library) welcomes all families to be part of this experience of storytelling in Portuguese. The stories will be interwoven with little songs and rhymes, all in Portuguese.

The storyteller, Ana Cristina Coura, is an educator with a background in psychology who has taught children in ...

50 South Fullerton Ave. Montclair, NJ 07042
Mancala for Kids and Teens (Ages 8-18)

Mon, June 24, 3:00 PM

Montclair Public Library, Montclair

Mancala for Kids and Teens (Ages 8-18)

Arts & Entertainment Education

Add to My Calendar 06/24/2019 3:00pm 06/24/2019 5:00pm America/New_York Mancala for Kids and Teens (Ages 8-18)

3rd floor
No registration required

Mancala is a catch-all name for variations of ancient two-player bead or stone counting games originating in Africa. We’ll upcycle empty egg cartons and play a version of the game using beans. This low-stakes contest is easy to learn, fun to play and always ends with good cheer and laughter no matter if you win or lose. Youth services staff and teen ...

50 South Fullerton Ave. Montclair, NJ 07042

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Bloomfield Shuttle Bus Expands Service In Anticipation of NJ Transit, Amtrak Schedule Change

June 16, 2019

 

BLOOMFIELD, NJ --To accommodate Bloomfield commuters, the Bloomfield Department of Parks, Recreation & Cultural Affairs is adjusting and expanding their shuttle bus service, which nearly one hundred residents rely upon each day.

Track repair on NJ Transit tracks owned by Amtrak, which is expected to begin Monday and last through September 6, will divert Midtown Direct rail ...

Free Naloxone Distribution at Pharmacies Across The State Tuesday 18 to Combat Opioid Problem

TRENTON, NJ – Governor Phil Murphy announced free distribution of naloxone, the opioid overdose reversal drug, at participating pharmacies throughout New Jersey, including one in Union, on June 18.  

As part of Governor Murphy’s initiative to combat the opioid crisis, New Jerseyans will be able to visit participating pharmacies and anonymously obtain naloxone at ...

Swashbuckling Reigns with Ken Ludwig’s ‘Three Musketeers’

MADISON, NJ – The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey has opened its season with a dashing, madcap version of  Alexander Dumas’s  “The Three Musketeers.” Playwright Ken Ludwig has created a play for today’s audience, with contemporary touches and plenty of action.

The story, set in 1625 in Paris, brings a fourth musketeer into the mix as they challenge ...

'Beauty and the Beast' Brings Fairy Tale Dazzle to Paper Mill

MILLBURN, NJ  - The enduring fairy tale, “Beauty and the Beast” never seems to die. From the original 1757 story to a 1946 Jean Cocteau black and white film (which became a classic of French cinema) to a Disney animated film, a 2017 film with Emma Watson and Dan Stevens and, of course, to the musical version that played on Broadway.

The Paper Mill Playhouse has now added its ...

“Wings over New Jersey” columnist Jack Elliott Memorialized Sunday

My walk to high school in Summit each day took me past a large brick compound called the New England Village Garden Apartments.  The buildings were rectangular and, except for white Colonial door mantels, they were otherwise nondescript.

The village was filled with older people, who wanted to stay in town after unloading their homes. Each day, kids like me would walk by, oblivious to the ...

Despite Gilded-Age Mansion in Elizabeth, the Sisters of St. Walburga Live Modestly

The mansion on North Broad Street in Elizabeth is out of the Gilded Age, the classic kind you see on Bernardsville Mountain, tucked away in Short Hills or on the Watchung ridge roads of Upper Montclair.

Its architect, C.H.P. Gilbert, built some of the grandest townhomes on Manhattan’s Upper West Side and Park Slope in Brooklyn, for the turn-of-the-last century’s wealthiest elite, ...

Newark Schools Show Dramatic Improvement During Past Decade

June 19, 2019

NEWARK, NJ - Newark schools have achieved significant gains over the last decade, according to a report from the New Jersey Children’s Foundation.

Both district and charter schools have seen growth in test scores, graduation rates, and student growth rates from 2006 to 2018.

The report, compiled by using publicly available test data for grades three through eight, ...

Coyote Attacks Mother and Child in Fairfield Park

FAIRFIELD, NJ — A coyote that attacked several people at Hollywood Avenue Park on Thursday evening just before 7 p.m. was terminated by police and could possibly be rabid, according to Fairfield police.

Officers were dispatched to the Fairfield Recreation Complex, located at 221 Hollywood Avenue, to investigate a report of a coyote that had attacked a 37-year-old female from Fairfield ...

Additional Charge Filed Against Man Arrested Outside School in Westfield Last Week

June 17, 2019

WESTFIELD, NJ –  An additional charge of third-degree possession of a firearm in or upon the grounds of an educational institution has been filed against the man who came to an elementary school in Westfield last Thursday afternoon armed with a handgun and hollow point bullets, the Union County Prosecutor's office said Monday.

As reported last week, a tip from police in Delaware ...

Meet New Miss Jersey: Jade Glab of Belmar

 

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ — Belmar’s own Jade Glab is the new Miss New Jersey and will compete in the 2020 Miss America competition.

The 19-year-old was crowned Saturday night at Resorts Casino Hotel, chosen from among the top five finalists from an original field of 28 and earning her a $16,000 scholarship. A date and location for the Miss America competition has not yet been ...

New Jersey Date Night: Asbury Park is the Shore Thing

June 15, 2019

New Jersey Date Night is a series on NJ Flavor by relationship writer Craig Rogers.

Summer is (unofficially) here and couples in New Jersey find themselves with the urge to see something experience something new. The yearning to get away is strong, but the desire to keep it close is even stronger.

Luckily for us, taking a road trip is easy in our state. With so many unique towns with so ...

NJ Flavor’s Guide to New Jersey State and County Fairs

June 19, 2019

Wake up and smell the funnel cake — New Jersey’s state and county fairs have begun.

The big events, which take place all summer long around the state, began as a way for farmers to teach people about agriculture and show off horses and other animals. These days fair-goers can also enjoy rides, games, music and other types of live shows, contests and, of course, tons of great ...

Newark High School Principal Talks to Steve Adubato about His Mission to Improve Student Lives

June 19, 2019

NEW JERSEY--Newark Principal Akbar Cook was recently a guest on One-On-One with Steve Adubato, where he discussed the many innovative programs he has instituted at West Side High School in his mission to improve the lives of his students.

West Side High School is located in Newark’s troubled West Ward, one of the most statistically dangerous areas of the city. The school has suffered the ...

Teen Entrepreneur Showcases Cookie Dough Pops at Franklin Food Truck Festival

FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, NJ -- TAPintoTV caught up with teen entrepreneur Jesse Glauberg, proprietor of Do Boy Cookie Dough Pops at the 2nd Annual Franklin Food Truck Festival. The festival was held at Franklin High School this past May and benefitted Project Graduation for the class of 2019.

“I’ve been making cookies for a long time in my house and I always just continuously ate the ...

Cari Mora by Thomas Harris

Cari Mora by Thomas Harris (Grand Central, 2019)

 

Hannibal Lecter . . . Just the name sends chills down one’s spine. Lecter, who had a penchant for dining on human brains and “fava beans with a nice Chianti,” was first mentioned briefly in the 1981 novel The Red Dragon. However, Lecter takes center stage in the masterpiece of horror fiction, Silence of the Lambs, ...

Farewell, Herman Wouk

Farewell, Herman Wouk

 

The author of my favorite novels, The Winds of War and War and Remembrance, Herman Wouk died at the age of 103 on May 17, 2019 at his home in Palm Springs, California.

As one of the warriors of the “greatest generation,”  Wouk enlisted in the Navy following the December 7, 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor and was assigned to the U.S.S. Zane, which ...

10% Happier by Dan Harris

10% Percent Happier by Dan Harris (Harper Collins, 2014)

 

My beloved sister-in-law, Betty Lenart, passed away last year. She faced death with a unique serenity, deeply dedicated to her Catholic faith. Each year Betty would go on a religious retreat, often located at the Jersey shore, where she would spend several days in silent meditation.  Sometimes I admit, I thought she was ...

The YMCA of Montclair Announces Learn to Swim Week, Drop-in Classes and Summer Session

June 14, 2019

The Week of June 24th is an Exciting Time at Both Branches of the YMCA of Montclair

Montclair, NJ, June 13, 2019 – During the week of June 24th, the YMCA of Montclair will host Safety Around Water which is a learn to swim week at the Park Street and Geyer Family Branch. For a $25 registration fee, children ages 6 months+ through adults can take FREE swim classes. Five classes are ...

The Essex County Board of Chosen Freeholders Approve Budget Insertion for Summer Youth Employment Pilot Program

(Newark, NJ) – On May 15, 2019, the Essex County Board of Chosen Freeholders voted unanimously to approve a budget insertion of $192,000.00, from the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development, to provide summer employment opportunities for low income youth who reside in Essex County.

Essex County was selected by the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development ...

IRS continues campaign to encourage taxpayers to do a Paycheck Checkup; use Withholding Calculator to help get right amount for 2019

The Internal Revenue Service today launched a special week-long campaign encouraging taxpayers to do a Paycheck Checkup now to make sure they are having the right amount of tax taken out of their paychecks for 2019.

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA), enacted in December 2017, changed the way tax is calculated for most taxpayers. Most TCJA changes took effect in 2018. As a result, some taxpayers ...

Christ Church Bloomfield Glen Ridge Vacation Bible School / Day Camp

Registration is open Day Camp/VBS at Christ Church! Camp is open to kids entering Kindergarten through 6th grade and runs from August 5-9 (Mon-Fri), 9am-3pm. It is only $110 for the entire week, which helps cover snacks, programming, and the Cross Roads camp staff. Scholarships are also available.

For one week every summer, Christ Church hosts a VBS (Vacation Bible School) program with the ...

Obituaries

- Feb 8, 2018
Pao-Chin Bailey, of Bloomfield, was called home to be with her beloved husband Richard, on Friday ...
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Apr 30, 1941 - Feb 4, 2019
A musician who loved being outdoors and solving puzzles Daniel T. Meola. 77 of Nutley passed ...
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Newark High School Principal Talks to Steve Adubato about His Mission to Improve Student Lives

June 19, 2019

NEW JERSEY--Newark Principal Akbar Cook was recently a guest on One-On-One with Steve Adubato, where he discussed the many innovative programs he has instituted at West Side High School in his mission to improve the lives of his students.

West Side High School is located in Newark’s troubled West Ward, one of the most statistically dangerous areas of the city. The school has suffered the ...