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Verona's Fair in the Square is Dec. 3, Vendors Wanted

September 30, 2016

VERONA, NJ –The Township of Verona is preparing its 20th annual exciting day of the winter Fair in the Square scheduled to take place outdoors in the Verona Civic Square at 600 Bloomfield Avenue, in front of Town Hall, from noon to 5 p.m. on Saturday, December 3rd.  

If you are a crafter, business, or organization interested in having a table to sell, ...

Emmy Award Eludes New Jersey TV Producer – But She Did Get to Walk Down the Red Carpet

PHILADELPHIA – The coveted Emmy Award, the epitome of success in the television industry, eluded Somerville, NJ television producer Stephanie Zaita Peterson, but there is some consolation.

It’s not every day that you get to walk down the red carpet of fame.

That’s just one of the memories she and her husband Adam brought back home with them after a whirlwind trip to the ...

Authors to Gather at Red Eye Cafe for Reading Series

Halfway There, Montclair’s literary authors’ reading series, will launch its second season on September 26th at Red Eye Café. The evening will feature authors Mark deSilva, Ben Greenman, Rachael Eliza Griffiths, and Sara Weiss. Doors open at 6:30 for coffee and book buying courtesy of Watchung Booksellers. Readings will begin at 7pm followed by an audience ...

East Orange Commercial Real Estate Leaders Committed to Advancing City’s Revitalization and Investment Initiatives

September 28, 2016

EAST ORANGE, NJ – Embracing and capitalizing on urbanism was the theme of a presentation led by East Orange Mayor Lester Taylor III and Richard Spengler, chief lending officer of Investors Bank, at a recent gathering of commercial real estate industry leaders. The program, entitled “State of the City of East Orange: Revitalization Investment Initiatives,” was hosted by the East ...

Rapper 50 Cent Greets Adoring Fans, Signs Autographs at Montclair Wine Cellar

MONTCLAIR, NJ - A line of dozens of fans stretched up Bloomfield Avenue in Montclair on Sunday afternoon toward North Fullerton Ave., as people flocked to Montclair Wine Cellar to get a glimpse of rapper 50 Cent, whose real name is Curtis Jackson. 

Located at 440 Bloomfield Avenue, fans were allowed to take a picture with 50 Cent after purchasing a bottle of Effen ...

Bloomfield College Announces Seven Figure Investment from Leadership

Since arriving at Bloomfield College, College President, Richard A. Levao and Chairman of the Board of Trustees, William H. Turner III, have established their leadership in many ways, including embracing and encouraging the importance of philanthropy for the College's future.

For many donors, the most realistic way to make a significant gift to Bloomfield College is through their estates.

Montclair Charter School Application Denied; Parents Rejoice

September 30, 2016

MONTCLAIR, NJ - New Jersey Department of Education Acting Commissioner Kimberley Harrington has denied the Montclair Charter School application.

In a letter sent to Montclair Charter School lead founder Darryle Bogan on Friday, Harrington stated that the decision to deny "...was based on the deficiencies identified during the charter school application ...

Beloved Nishuane Teacher to be Remembered During Ceremony, Sept. 30

MONTCLAIR, NJ - On May 24, 2016 Kimberly Foster-Clark, one of Nishuane School’s beloved Kindergarten teachers passed away, after a brief illness.  After fourteen years of teaching, she impacted many members of the community with her love, kindness and nurturing spirit, parents say.

This Friday, September 30 from 5:30 - 7:30pm, staff and students will honor ...

US News and World Report Recognizes the Diversity of Bloomfield College

BLOOMFIELD -  Bloomfield College officials announced that U.S. News & World Report ranked Bloomfield College 10th in Economic Diversity and 14th in Campus Diversity in its annual college rankings list. The 2017 rankings were released September 13.

"Our ranking for economic diversity further demonstrates our commitment to scholarship. Cost is often the biggest barrier for our ...

Ciattarelli to Launch Gubernatorial Campaign in Manville on Tuesday, Oct. 4

September 29, 2016

SOMERVILLE, NJ – Fed up with the status quo, state Assemblyman Jack Ciattarelli (R-16th), a Hillsborough resident who has made no secret of his desire to be the next governor of New Jersey, will make it official next Tuesday, Oct. 4 when he announces his candidacy for the GOP nomination at Manville High School.

A successful entrepreneur and small business owner with a strong track record ...

Montclair Republican Club to Host Trump Campaign Advisor Steve Rogers

MONTCLAIR NJ -Donald Trump campaign advisor and FoxNews pundit Steven L Rogers of Nutley NJ will address the Montclair Republican Club in October.

Rogers is currently a commissioner in Nutley. He is retired military. Rogers  also served on the Nutley Board of Education and is a retired police officer.  In the 1990’s he drew national attention for writing himself a parking ...

President of Macedonia Dines at Montclair's Trend Coffee and Tea House

September 27, 2016

MONTCLAIR, NJ - Macedonian President Gjorge Ivanov paid a visit to Montclair's Trend Coffee and Tea House on September 18. 

During an intimate dinner, he and his staff dined with owner Dimitry Banjanski and his family. In an intimate setting, live Jazz music serenaded the group as they shared stories and laughter.

Whenever President Ivanov visits America, ...

Montclair High School Class of 1966 - 50th Reunion

MONTCLAIR, NJ - The Montclair High School Class of 1966 will come together for a 50th Reunion Weekend on October 7-9.

The activities for the weekend are as follows:

Friday, October 7th, 6 PM - 10 PM Meet and Greet  -  Upstairs @ Tierney's Tavern, 136 Valley Rd, Montclair

Saturday, October 8th, Woodman Field, Furlong Field House for Lunch, 11:30  -  Montclair vs ...

More Than 100 Tastings at The Arc of Essex County's Third Annual Uncorked & Uncapped: Wine, Beer & Food Fest

LIVINGSTON, NJ — The Arc of Essex County's third-annual Uncorked & Uncapped: Wine, Beer, and Food Fest on Thursday, Sept. 29 at the Westminster Hotel in Livingston will feature nearly 40 wine, craft beer, spirits and restaurant vendors, benefiting individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. 

Honoring the partnerships that have been integral ...

Celebrity Chef Showdown Oct. 6 Heralds Arrival of Soup Kitchen 411; Event Serves as Fundraiser to Fight Hunger

September 29, 2016

SUMMIT, NJ - More than 45,000,000 Americans struggle just to put food on the table. Soup Kitchen 411, a newly-formed non-profit, is aiming to stamp out hunger because the organization and its supporters believe the problem is 100% solvable.

Soup Kitchen 411 is a web-based portal containing a national directory of information and links with ...

Montclair's Karen Sacks Selected for Law Journal's Top Women in the Law

MONTCLAIR, NJ - Montclair resident Karen Sacks is making headlines for her work as an attorney.

On September 14, the New Jersey Law Journal has selected Karen Sacks, the founding executive director of Volunteer Lawyers for Justice (VLJ) and a Montclair resident, for its 2016 Top Women in the Law. She was listed among 25 women highlighted in the private, ...

Pediatric Cancer Research Walk-A-Thon this Sunday at Oakeside Bloomfield

Kim Reilly, Director of the Oakeside Bloomfield Cultural Center, is inviting everyone to join her on the First Annual Go Gold for Pediatric Cancer Research Walk-A-Thon this Sunday September 18 in Bloomfield.

The walk is open to Bloomfield residents and people from surrounding communities who would like to support pediatric cancer research. The registration fee is $25 for adults, $10 for ...

East Orange Council Chair Ted Green Takes Toy Gun Legislation to Trenton

September 27, 2016

EAST ORANGE, NJ - East Orange Council Chair Ted Green joined Assemblywoman Sheila Oliver to testify during the New Jersey Assembly Law and Public Safety Committee Meeting on Thursday, September 22, 2016, to pass legislation to stop the sale of certain toy and imitation guns from being sold in New Jersey.  In July 2015, this legislation was also passed by the East Orange City Council banning ...

Montclair to Hold 15th Anniversary 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony

MONTCLAIR, NEW JERSEY -- The Township of Montclair will hold a ceremony of remembrance on Sunday, September 11, to observe the fifteenth anniversary of the World Trade Center attack. The service, which will be held at the Watchung Plaza 9-11 Memorial, will begin at 8:30 a.m.

 

PROGRAM

 

Advance of Colors: Montclair Police Honor Guard

Greetings and Pledge of ...

Essex County 9/11 Ceremony Open to Public

WEST ORANGE, NJ – A public ceremony will be held by Essex County officials entitled “Essex County Remembers,” on Sunday, September 11 at 8am.

The solemn ceremony will take place at the Essex County Eagle Rock September 11th Memorial that will mark the 15th anniversary of the tragedies in New York, Washington, DC, and Pennsylvania. The annual ceremony ...

Real Panthers Wear Pink - Cedar Grove Breast Cancer Awareness Walk is Oct. 22

September 30, 2016

CEDAR GROVE, NJ - Cedar Grove will host the Second Annual Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Awareness Walk on Oct. 22 at 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Panther Park located on Bradford Ave. in Cedar Grove. 

Suggested donations will be collected at the gate.  First 100 $20.00 donations will receive a T-Shirt.  To register as an individual or team please do one of the ...

ADAMS FARM SLAUGHTERHOUSE, BEEF, VEAL AND BISON RECALL

ORANGE, NJ - Yesterday, the City of Orange issued a health alert warning residents not be commune several meat products produced by Adams Farms Slaughterhouse. 

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced Adams Farm Slaughterhouse, LLC, an Athol, Mass., establishment, is recalling beef, veal, and Bison products that may be contaminated with ...

Pull Out Your Bike and Join Tour de Montclair, October 2

MONTCLAIR, NJ - The Tour de Montclair, the Township’s iconic community bike ride, returns this year as a key feature of the Open Streets Festival, which will be held Sunday, October 2 on Glenridge Avenue, Montclair. The Open Streets Festival will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. 

The Tour de Montclair will open for check-in and registration at 8:30 ...

Bomb Suspect Was Edison High School 07 Graduate, Hit With Attempted Muder Charges

September 20, 2016

ELIZABETH, NJ - City of Elizabeth resident Ahmad Khan Rahami, the man suspected of planting bombs in the region, was charged today with five counts of attempted murder, charges stemming from a gunfight that ensued when police encountered him in Linden this morning, said authorities.

The charges were announced late in the day by Acting Union County Prosecutor Grace Park. 

In addition to ...

Train Crashes at Hoboken Terminal; At Least One Dead and 100-Plus Injured

September 29, 2016

HOBOKEN, NJ – An NJ Transit train was unable to stop at the Hoboken Terminal, crashing into the platform during the morning commute. At least one person is reported dead and more than 100 people are injured and there was structural damage to the station, according to various media outlets.

At 10:11 a.m., WNBC-TV in New York reported that there were ...

Minor Injuries Reported After Car Crashes into Building

MONTCLAIR, NJ - At the intersection of Grove St. and Cambridge Rd. on Tuesday around 3pm, first responders arrived on the scene of a motor vehicle accident where the vehicle had crashed into a building.  

The building was damaged, but no one outside of the car was injured. Minor injuries were sustained by the driver.

During the time of publication, official details were ...

Car Crashes into Building on Pompton Ave. in Verona

VERONA, NJ – Portions of Pompton Ave. were closed Friday afternoon, after a car crashed into a building on Pompton Ave. near the intersection of Claremont Ae. in Verona according to Verona police.

The driver was flown to St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center. 

First responders included Verona's fire, police and public works departments and rescue squad, Cedar Grove ...

Montclair Bullodogs Powder Puff Game, Oct. 1

September 29, 2016

MONTCLAIR, NJ - All are welcome to help the Montclair Bulldogs Fight Breast Cancer.

On Saturday, October 1 at 2 pm, the Mom's of the Montclair Recreation Pop Warner youth Football and Cheer program will battle it out on the gridiron at Woodman field in the 3rd Annual Bulldog powder puff flag football game.

Each participating MOM of the program have been raising money for the past ...

Write on Sports Honors Teachers at 11th Anniversary Gala

NEWARK, NJ - The mission of Write on Sports is to inspire students to write by writing about sports. A staff of over 40 teachers in three states carries out that mission and many attended the  Write on Sports 11th Anniversary Gala.

The Write on Sports 11th Anniversary Gala on September 14 accomplished three things: celebrated teachers, honored three 2016 Literacy Champions and raised ...

Montclair Football: Mounties Shut Out Livingston, 56-0

MONTCLAIR, NJ - Montclair High School head football coach John Fiore knew that his Mounties were just a little more talented than Saturday’s opponent, Livingston.

 

But did Fiore expect a lopsided 56-0 whitewash victory?

 

“Am I shocked that we did that?” Fiore said. “Not really. We’ve done that about five or six times since I’ve been the ...

Five Fall Festivals to Entertain This Weekend

September 29, 2016

TAPinto Travels Presents

October is the prime time to attend fall festivals within the North Jersey area. The weather is still warm to enjoy the outdoors with your entire family. Throughout the first weekend of October, you can travel across the state to attend events that celebrate the harvest season.

 

Lenape Day

One of the more unique cultural experiences occurs every ...

Savor the Fall with a New Jersey Winery Tour

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Cancel the trip to Tuscany. New Jersey is receiving a great deal of acclaim for their vineyards with award-winning wines being produced every day.  Americans are enjoying fine wine like never before and the Garden State has become a destination for winery tours and tastings.  Many wineries also offer delightful dining on their scenic ...

Fighter Jet Dispatched over Morris County in Response to Small Aircraft

EAST HANOVER, NJ- Wednesday morning brought a bit of a shock to residents of Morris County as multiple eye witness accounts began to pop up of a low flying fighter jet shooting over the county. Morris County officials were quick to address this as the word began to grow.

“The Morris County Communications Center, as well as a number of Morris County Police Departments, received ...

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Nutley Man Arrested for Series of Religious Statue Thefts

September 25, 2016

NUTLEY – The Nutley Police Department reports that a 19 year old Nutley resident was arrested following the investigation of 30 incidents of theft. The items stolen included religious statues and lawn items.

This past summer, the Nutley Police Department released surveillance photos to the press. The department was contacted by an individual who was about to make an online purchase ...

Suspect in Chelsea Bombing Captured in Linden, Cop Shot

September 19, 2016

LINDEN, NJ — An Elizabeth man sought in connection with the bombing New York City’s Chelsea neighborhood over the weekend has been captured in Linden, according to multiple reports. Union County and the Linden Police Department have now also apprehended a second suspect.

Two police officers were taken to the hospital with non life-threatening injuries after one was shot in the vest ...

Letting the Jean-ie Out of the Bottle

Sometime between the end of last spring and the beginning of this fall, someone snuck into my closet and shrunk all my jeans.  I tried to convince my husband that we had a problem with the dryer, but since all of his jeans still fit, it was a hard sell.  Without thinking it through, he scoffed and suggested that maybe it wasn't the jeans – maybe it was ...

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Fri, September 30, 12:00 PM

Thatcher McGhee's, Fairfield

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Fri, September 30, 12:00 PM

Montclair Art Museum, Montclair

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Saint Philomena's , Livingston

Livingston UNICO Presents Oktoberfeast ...

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Parents are the only hope for NJ public education

September 27, 2016

I really wanted to take one of my precious few PTO days I had left to drive down to Trenton on September 7th and tell the State Board of Education how disappointed I was in them, again.... but more important things were going on. There was a Kindergarten bus to catch and a first day of school morning to have and I had already wasted 2 of those precious days on a state BOE that has all but ignored ...

‘Bathing in Moonlight’ Recalls 1950s Cuba

PRINCETON, NJ – Although this  play by Nilo Cruz is set in 2015, reflecting both Cuba and Miami, the theme is closer to struggles at least 30 years earlier. 

A priest who falls in love would more likely become an Episcopalian or even a Unitarian. So this dichotomy makes the whole premise less than believable. It’s really “The Thornbirds” revisited.
Raul ...

Medicare Annual Open Enrollment Period

September 29, 2016

(Shameless Plug #38) 

The open enrollment for seniors is coming. From October 15th to December 7th seniors new to Medicare can sign up for Either "add-on" products to their existing Medicare or opt for signing up for a Medicare Advantage plan. 

They can also sign up for a supplement without being subject to the underwriting rules (guaranteed issue) (Can't combine ...