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Hundreds Attend Montclair Township Tree Lighting

December 9, 2018

MONTCLAIR, NJ - Hundreds of Montclair residents gathered to enjoy their visit with Santa, hot cocoa, live music and much more at the Montclair tree lighting this past Friday night.

The event, hosted by the Montclair Recreation & Cultural Affairs, the Montclair Center BID, and the FMBA, started at 5:00 with live music, followed by the tree being lit an hour later and Santa visiting ...

Officials Close Two Classrooms After Workers Find Cracks and Splits in Roof at Glenfield School Montclair

MONTCLAIR, NJ - Families of students at Glenfield Middle School received a letter on Tuesday stating that cracks and splits were found in the roof of the school during routine structural evaluations.

As a result, two classrooms have been closed temporarily. The schedule of repairs, has not yet been announced.

This announcement comes on the heels of Montclair High School closing ...

‘Newark Must Not Become Another Brooklyn,’ Baraka Says After Announcing Commission on Gentrification

NEWARK, NJ - Newark Mayor Ras Baraka stood at a lectern today that was adorned with a sign that had one, simple message: “NO GENTRIFICATION.”

In the hopes of meeting that end, the city has created a new Equitable Growth Advisory Commission. It will draw up to 15 members from the community, academia, businesses and nonprofits to make recommendations to the city on topics about land ...

Newark Mayor Appoints Temporary Director to Embattled Water Department

NEWARK, NJ - The second-in-command at the Newark department, who has been helping distribute lead filters to residents, has taken over the reins as its new acting director.

Newark Mayor Ras Baraka appointed Department of Water and Sewer Utilities Deputy Director Kareem Adeem as the head of the department on a temporary basis. The appointment comes after the former director, Andrea Hall ...

Essex County Resident Nears Personal Fundraising Record for Movember Foundation

WEST ORANGE, NJ — As part of #GivingTuesday, West Orange resident Perry Bashkoff is encouraging the community to help him surpass his personal fundraising record for the annual Movember movement, where men around the world grow mustaches to help raise funds to battle various men’s physical and mental health diseases.

Each year, Bashkoff serves as captain ...

Today is #GivingTuesday: Consider Giving to Montclair Mom=Profits

MONTCLAIR, NJ — Black Friday - check.  Cyber Monday - check.  And now, Giving Tuesday is upon us. November 27th, is #GivingTuesday, a perfect day to support local nonprofits.

There are a number of local nonprofits that rely on the financial support of the community. 

No matter what charity or cause you choose to support, you'll ...

Newark Students Design Colorful Floats for Annual North Ward Holiday Light Parade

NEWARK, NJ – Camacho & Son Float will join with North Ward Councilman Anibal Ramos Jr. and a long list of supporters and contributors to host the annual Holiday Light Parade and Tree Lighting on Mt. Prospect Avenue in Newark’s North Ward. 

The parade, on Friday, November 30th from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., will travel from Verona Avenue to Second Avenue and will feature festively ...

Newark Slams Social Media Video Made By Group Suing Over Lead

NEWARK, NJ - Newark's spokesman isn’t very happy about a new video that was put out on social media by a nonprofit group that is suing the city over elevated levels of lead. 

The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) shared a video that opens with wording over the city skyline that reads "Newark officials are in denial about the city's drinking water." The video ...

This is Why Traffic in Newark Was So Bad During The Snowstorm

NEWARK, NJ - Why were the roads so bad lThursdy night when an autumn storm dropped anywhere from two to four inches of snow in Newark? The city was helping the state clear highways, a city spokesman said.

“The crux of the problem was that virtually all of the entry and exit points to Newark - which are all state and federal highways - were shut down,” city spokesman ...

Montclair Police Investigate Possible Shooting on Bloomfield Ave.


MONTCLAIR, NJ - Montclair Police are investigating a possible shooting that occurred at Finest Cuts Unisex located at the intersection of Bloomfield Avenue and Mission Street on Saturday evening.

TAPinto was at the scene and noticed that police officials had the area sectioned off with crime tape, from the Wood Pit on Bloomfield Avenue to Bright Hope Baptist Church on ...


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