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Bicycle Repair 101: Mr. G’s Creative Workshop (Ages 5-18)

Sat, May 4, 2:00 PM

Montclair Public Library, Montclair

Bicycle Repair 101: Mr. G’s Creative Workshop ...

Education Green Health & Wellness Other

Add to My Calendar 05/04/2019 2:00pm 05/04/2019 5:00pm America/New_York Bicycle Repair 101: Mr. G’s Creative Workshop (Ages 5-18)

Outdoor Plaza (Rain location: 3rd floor)

No registration required

Learn bicycle repair with a shop teacher. We'll cover crucial skills like fixing flat tires, gear adjustments and brake replacement. Bring your own bicycle or learn from teacher examples. The first three bicycles will be used as a repair demonstration. Find more information about Mr. G via Instagram @MrGsworkshop. This ...

50 South Fullerton Ave. Montclair, NJ 07042
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Fri, May 17, 10:30 AM

Adult School Dept of Montclair Public Library, Montclair

Liberty, Equality, Fraternity: Nationalism in ...

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Add to My Calendar 05/17/2019 10:30am 05/17/2019 12:30pm America/New_York Liberty, Equality, Fraternity: Nationalism in 19th Century Europe

With its challenge to absolutism and aristocracy, the French Revolution awakened appetites for a host of radical ideas and Napoleon Bonaparte saw to it that these were spread to every corner of Europe. Under the twin banners of liberty and equality, the grand amorphous concept of the “nation” emerged and with it a disparate welter of views that ranged from the abolition of serfdom to ...

50 South Fullerton Ave Montclair, NJ 07042
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Sat, May 18, 2:00 PM

Montclair Public Library, Montclair

Yosi’s Beach Party: Family Concert (Ages 3-10)

Arts & Entertainment Education Other

Add to My Calendar 05/18/2019 2:00pm 05/18/2019 3:00pm America/New_York Yosi’s Beach Party: Family Concert (Ages 3-10)

Auditorium
Enjoy Yosi’s fun-filled interactive and humorous beach party for kids and their adults! Drop those jackets and get in the swim with Yosi’s beach party! Do the limbo, swim and spell at the B-E-A-C-H, sail away on a ship, and marvel at all the wonderful sea creatures as we join them at sea! Children’s musician Yosi performs his hit songs for families throughout the ...

50 South Fullerton Ave. Montclair, NJ 07042

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Bloomfield Continues Going Green with Purchase of Four Electric-Powered Chevy Bolts

January 27, 2020

BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- The Township of Bloomfield has taken another important step in becoming more sustainable, recently purchasing and putting into use four new Chevy Bolts. These electric-powered vehicles were purchased with funding from the capital budget and the water utility fund. The cars will be used by construction code officials and water meter personnel. These functions of the township ...

Flavored Vape Products Now Banned in NJ

NEW JERSEY – Governor Phil Murphy signed legislation Tuesday to make New Jersey the first state in the nation to impose a permanent ban on flavored vape products. The legislation (S3265) prohibits the sale and distribution of flavored vape products, including menthol.

According to the press release submitted by the Governor’s office, the Legislature passed the bill based on a ...

'Lost in Yonkers' Confronts Generational Angst

CHATHAM, NJ - The setting is a two-bedroom apartment in Yonkers, NY. The time is 1942. We learn that two young boys, Jay and Artie, are about to move in with their cold,domineering grandmother.

There’s a lot going on in this taut, smartly written play by Neil Simon. Braden Mellina as Jay, the older brother, and Arty (Logan Guvenel) are doing their best to accept this fearful fate. Janet ...

'Midwives' Poses Questions of Science, Faith and Healing

New Brunswick, NJ - The play based on Cris Bohjalian’s successful novel, “Midwives,”  is receiving a thoughtful, haunting production at George Street Playhouse in New Brunswick.

The stirling cast brings each character to life during a stormy winter in Vermont. The first act takes place in a farmhouse bedroom,  where Charlotte (Monique Robinson) is expected to soon ...

Essex County Board of Chosen Freeholders Award Contract to Dominion Voting Systems, Inc. for New Voting Machines

February 14, 2020

NEWARK, NJ — On Wednesday, January 22, 2020, during the Essex County Board of Chosen Freeholders Conference/Board Meeting, the Board took another major step toward fulfilling Freeholder President Brendan Gill’s initiative to secure a safe, auditable voting process. The Board unanimously passed a contract between the County of Essex and Dominion Voting Systems, Inc., to provide voting ...

Essex Shillelagh Club to Honor Former Bloomfield Deputy Fire Chief

Parsippany resident, named as 2020 Shillelagh Man of the year to be honored May 9th at Mayfair Farms, West Orange.

The Essex Friendly Sons of the Shillelagh are planning their 52nd Annual Dinner Dance for Saturday, May 9th 2020 at Mayfair Farms in West Orange. The event will begin at 6:00 with a cocktail hour, and dinner and dancing to follow at 7:30 p.m. Among this years honorees is long ...

NJ Teen Reported Dead After Six-Story Fall from The Vessel in Hudson Yards in NYC

February 3, 2020

NEW YORK -- The body of a young man who was found on the ground near The Vessel, a sculpture at Hudson Yards in Manhattan, was identified as that of a 2019 Ridge High School graduate.

According to a published report in the New York Post, 19-year-old Peter DeSalvo of Basking Ridge did not survive a drop from the sixth floor of the structure on West 33rd Street in Manhattan Saturday evening ...

Trump Supporters Brave the Cold in Wildwood to Wait in Line

WILDWOOD, NJ – Thousands of President Trump supporters bundled up and wrapped themselves in red, white and blue scarves, mittens and hats to brave the cold for a chance to get a seat inside the Wildwood Convention Center for Tuesday’s rally promoted as  a big thank you from the president to south Jersey Congressman Jeff Van Drew , who switched his allegiance from the Democratic ...

NJ Chefs to Take the Challenge at Girl Scout Cookie Cook-Off

February 14, 2020

Can’t get enough Girl Scout Cookies? Then head to the third annual Girl Scouts Heart of New Jersey Great Cookie Cook-off next month in Scotch Plains, where New Jersey chefs will compete to see who can best incorporate the perennial treats into dishes both sweet and savory.

The fundraiser will be held at Shackamaxon Country Club in Scotch Plains on Thursday, March 12. Jackie ...

The Ancient History of Valentine's Day

February 14, 2020

Valentine’s Day is widely known as the day of the year when love is celebrated, and indeed, February has been a month of romance for centuries. The St. Valentine’s Day we observe today evolved both from ancient Roman and early Christian history.

There are many legends about who St. Valentine was. One story dates from the third century A.D. Apparently, Emperor Claudius II of Rome ...

Cedar Grove Ambulance & Rescue Squad: Great Way to Volunteer and Help the Community

CEDAR GROVE, NJ -- The Cedar Grove Ambulance & Rescue Squad is seeking new volunteers to become members of their team, especially young people and students. 

“I can’t think of anything that’s more important than what we do,” said Alan Chadrjian, an EMT and Driver with the Rescue Squad. “This is a place where you can meet people, and learn things that will ...

The Jaffe Briefing - February 14, 2020

 

NEWARK - Need a last-minute Valentine's Day getaway? Want it absolutely free? All you have to do is show up at Terminal B of Newark Liberty International Airport at 2 p.m. today with your beloved, dressed in a tuxedo and/or a wedding dress, and you could be whisked off to Lisbon, Portugal for three glorious nights. TAP Air Portugal announced this week that it is ...

TAPinto Featured Franchisee: Fred Aun of TAPinto Roxbury

The featured TAPinto franchisee for February 2020 is veteran journalist Fred J. Aun, owner/publisher of TAPinto Roxbury.  Fred's career as a journalist spans nearly 40 years and includes full-time reporting positions at five publications. He spent about 20 years with The Star-Ledger/NJ.com before moving to Ziff Davis Media and a decade of freelancing.      

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Chaos: Charles Manson, the CIA, and the Secret History of the Sixties

Chaos: Charles Manson the CIA, and the Secret History of the Sixties. John 

O’Neill and Dan Piepenbring  (New York: Little Brown, 2019).

It took me three weeks to read Chaos:Charles Manson, the CIA, and the Secret History of the Sixties. Although fascinating, with its detailed analysis of the true motives for the Manson crimes in Los Angeles, 1969, the prose was dense and a ...

Retro Review: Marjorie Morningstar by Herman Wouk

Retro Review:

Marjorie Morningstar by Herman Wouk (Doubleday, 1955)

A coming of age story, set in 1933, Marjorie Morningstar by Herman Wouk is a novel that still speaks to us. Written in 1955, Wouk’s strengths are in his character development, themes, and elegant prose. What is especially unusual about Marjorie Morningstar is that the author portrays the fanciful young protagonist, ...

The Turn of the Key by Ruth Ware

The Turn of the Key by Ruth Ware (Scout Press, 2019)

 

“3rd September 2017

Dear Mr. Wrexham,

I know you don’t know me but please, please, please you have to help me.”

 

With this intriguing opening, Ruth Ware launches her fifth  novel, The Turn of the Key, a mystery reminiscent of Gothic novels in its sinister and dark tone. However, the novel is ...

Tidelands by Philippa Gregory

 In my last review of Zombie by Joyce Carol Oates, I wrote that Ms. Oates had died last year.  Ms. Oates is alive and well. This is an error that needs correction, and apologies go to Ms. Oates for the error.

 

Tidelands by Philippa Gregory (Atria Books, 2019)

What separates Tidelands from other historical novels that Philippa Gregory has written, is that the heroine in ...

Gas Lamp Players presents Mamma Mia!

February 1, 2020

GAS LAMP PLAYERS INVITE ALL DANCING QUEENS (AND KINGS) TO “MAMMA MIA!” FEBRUARY 7-9

Glen Ridge, New Jersey (January 2020) – Gas Lamp Players is thrilled to bring ABBA’s glittering musical to Essex County as its annual Main Stage production.

 

Mamma Mia! has proven its popularity world-wide as both a musical, and then a film. Propelled by the ...

New Form 1040-SR, alternative filing option available for seniors

The Internal Revenue Service wants seniors to know about the availability of a new tax form, Form 1040-SR, featuring larger print and a standard deduction chart with a goal of making it easier for older Americans to read and use.

The Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018 required the IRS to create a tax form for seniors. Taxpayers age 65 or older now have the option to use Form 1040-SR, U.S. Tax ...

New Board President and Board Member at The Montclair Inn

The Montclair Inn has announced the installation of a new board president and new board member. 

Stephen Bidwa was installed as Board President of The Montclair Inn in December 2019.   A graduate of Carnegie-Mellon University (BA) and Mercyhurst College (MA), Mr. Bidwa is Director of Fraud Prevention at UBS. He specializes in financial crimes model validation, AML, operational ...

Obituaries

Sep 7, 1933 - Jan 14, 2020
Loving Husband, Father and Grandfather Michael A. Conca, 86 of Nutley, passed away on Tuesday, ...
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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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The Ancient History of Valentine's Day

February 14, 2020

Valentine’s Day is widely known as the day of the year when love is celebrated, and indeed, February has been a month of romance for centuries. The St. Valentine’s Day we observe today evolved both from ancient Roman and early Christian history.

There are many legends about who St. Valentine was. One story dates from the third century A.D. Apparently, Emperor Claudius II of Rome ...