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Discover Jersey Arts: Vote for Several Montclair Businesses by Feb. 20

February 17, 2018

MONTCLAIR, NJ - Numerous Montclair businesses have been nominated for a 2016 People's Choice Award hosted by Discover Jersey Arts.

Participants have until February 20 to vote your favorite museums, dace companies, festivals, theatre and more. The following Montclair businesses are in the running this year:

The Wellmont Theater (Montclair)
Alexander Kasser Theater at ...

Local Author Thomas Pluck to Appear at Life During Wartime Book Signing at Watchung Booksellers Thursday

MONTCLAIR, NJ - Local author Thomas Pluck will appear at a book signing for Life During Wartime on Thursday, February 8, 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm at Watchung Booksellers in Montclair, NJ. 

Jay Desmarteaux never felt accepted.  Originally from Louisiana, he grew up in Nutley, New Jersey, and was labeled an outsider.  He had the unfortunate ...

Thinking of Starting a Business?

February 19, 2018

This workshop is designed to give anyone thinking of starting a business, a realistic view of what it takes to be an entrepreneur. It is a great overview about the do's and don'ts of getting started in business.

Facilitated by Tia Harris

 

 

Saturday March 24, 2018

10:00am-12:30pm

The Community Services Center @ 11 Pine Street, Montclair, NJ. 

Green ...

Preliminary Accreditation Given to Seton Hall-Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine at On3

NUTLEY, NJ - Seton Hall-Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine received preliminary accreditation from the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME). Accreditation is an essential requirement in the complex process of establishing a new medical school. 

Seton Hall-Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine is creating a rigorous academic curriculum that combines ...

Ten-year-old Verona Chef Kicks It Up a Notch in the Kitchen

VERONA, NJ - A 10-year-old chef is cooking up a little magic in Verona, or should we call it “Saucery?”  

A “foodie” since birth, Connor Barshay has a sophisticated palate for one so young, with a love for salty, sour and savory flavors -- preferring pickles, olives and cheeses over cake, candy and other sweets.  Perhaps his favorite food accompaniment is hot ...

Nutley Schools Closed Friday Following Security Threat

February 16, 2018

NUTLEY, NJ - The Nutley Police Department is currently investigating a video posted to Instagram that suggested a possible threat to schools. Nutley Superintendent of Schools Dr. Julie Glazer made the decision late Thursday night to close Nutley schools on Friday as a safety precaution. 

The Nutley Police Department reports they have to the individual that posted the video.

Getting Real About Education in Montclair: A Conversation with Black Parents, Teachers and Students

MONTCLAIR, NJ - On Wednesday February 7,  residents and educators gathered for part 3 of a week long series sponsored by TURN (Teachers Undoing Racism Now) in Montclair.

Entitled Getting Real About Education in Montclair: A Conversation with Black Parents, Teachers and Students, the event was held at the Renaissance School on the campus of Montclair High School, the ...

Montclair Residents, Educators Discuss the Voices of Black Women

MONTCLAIR, NJ - Teachers Undoing Racism Now (TURN) concluded a week-long series with a focus on the "Voices of Black Woman" with four very articulate and knowledgeable women stepping to the podium of Montclair High Schools LGI room to share their work, stories and testimonies with the Montclair community and school district.

Moderating the program Joanne ...

Dave and Busters Opens in Wayne, Feb. 14

February 14, 2018

WAYNE, NJ - Dave and Busters at Williowbrook Mall opens February 14. TAPinto got an invitation-only preview of Dave and Buster's Willowbrook Mall location with a chance to play games and indulge in food and drink. This location is the second to open in the Garden State and the 109th to open in the chain.

General Manager Dan McGuinnes explained that Dave and Buster's ...

Ten-year-old Verona Chef Kicks It Up a Notch in the Kitchen

VERONA, NJ - A 10-year-old chef is cooking up a little magic in Verona, or should we call it “Saucery?”  

A “foodie” since birth, Connor Barshay has a sophisticated palate for one so young, with a love for salty, sour and savory flavors -- preferring pickles, olives and cheeses over cake, candy and other sweets.  Perhaps his favorite food accompaniment is hot ...

Essex Environmental Commission Honored for Winning Achievement Award

February 19, 2018

NEWARK, NJ – The Essex County Board of Chosen Freeholders recently honored the Essex County Environmental Commission, recipient of an Environmental Achievement Award granted by the Association of New Jersey Environmental Commissions (ANJEC), during a special presentation at the Hall of Records in Newark.

As one of six local environmental commissions awarded, the Essex County ...

MEND Hunger Relief Network Sharpens its Focus on Healthy Food

February 19, 2018

EAST ORANGE, NJ - MEND, a non-profit working to alleviate hunger in Essex County, is accelerating its commitment to making fresh and healthy food available to its food pantry patrons, through the appointment of an Executive Director, enhanced programming, and a revitalized logo and website (www.mendnj.org).

Robin Peacock was named to the newly created Executive Director position, after working ...

CASA Essex Welcomes New Advocates

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ - Fifteen volunteers joined a community of advocates dedicated to speaking up on behalf of Essex County's foster children with CASA for Children of Essex County. The latest class of advocates gathered at the Wilentz Court Complex in Newark on Tuesday, February 13 as they as they took an oath to advocate for the best interest of foster children in family ...

The Community Gives Back to Family of Keith Jaret Who Gave So Much To So Many

NUTLEY, NJ - As news of the passing of local business leader Keith Jaret spread through the community, everyone who knew him, or even met him for a moment, expressed their sorrow, and then asked "what can I do to help?"

Jaret, who along with his wife Maureen, own Jaret's Stuffed Cupcakes, built a reputation that exceeded the expectations of any entrepreneur.

NJ Governor Signs Executive Order to Fly Flags at Half-Staff to Recognize Parkland Florida Victims

February 19, 2018

New Jersey Governor Phillip D. Murphy signed Executive Order No.1 on Monday ordering the flag of the United States of America and the Flag of the State of New Jersey to be flown at half-staff to recognize and mourn the passing of the victims in Parkland, Florida. 

The order is for all state offices, agencies and municipalities, including schools for Tuesday, February 20.

Rutgers-New Brunswick to Exhibit Papers of Sen. Frank Lautenberg

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Frank Lautenberg, New Jersey’s longest-serving U.S. senator, left an outsize imprint on state politics and national policy by the time he died while in office, in 2013.

His papers, now curated and maintained by the Rutgers University Libraries, encompass 2,250 boxes of hats, buttons, campaign stickers, vinyl records, paper documents and other artifacts that, laid end ...

Six Arrested, Including Montclair Clergy, at ‘Clean Dream’ Sit-In at Congressman Lance’s Westfield Office

WESTFIELD, NJ — Six protesters, including four clergy members, who were holding a sit-in at Congressman Leonard Lance’s office in Westfield to support “Dreamers” were arrested Monday, according to Westfield police.

The Rev. Ann Ralosky and Rev. John Rogers of First Congregational Church in Montclair, Rabbi Elliott Tepperman of B’nai Keshet in Montclair, Rabbi ...

Positive Test for Pertussis at Montclair High School. Just What Does That Mean?

February 6, 2018

MONTCLAIR, NJ - A positive test for pertussis at Montclair High School. Just what does that news mean for Montclair Public School parents and students? 

On Tuesday, Montclair School District officials announced in an email to parents that students may have been exposed to a person who tested positive for pertussis at Montclair High School. Though the reported case ...

East Brunswick Rabbi Charged with Engaging in Prostitution with a Child

February 19, 2018

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Aryeh Goodman, 35, the rabbi from the  East Brunswick Chabad Learning Center has been charged with one count of engaging in prostitution with a child and one count of endangering the welfare of a child.  He was one of thirty men charged with having sex with the teenager over a four-week period.

According to the New Jersey Jewish News, Goodman ...

Reports: Montclair Police Search for Armed Robbery Suspect

February 13, 2018

MONTCLAIR, NJ - A strong-arm robbery was reported around 5am on Monday, according to breaking news network reports.

It was reported that police were looking for a white male suspect who fled from a Quick Check located at 146 Valley Rd. The suspect was described as driving a black SUV.

At the time of publication, Montclair Police officials had not returned request for ...

Six Arrested, Including Montclair Clergy, at ‘Clean Dream’ Sit-In at Congressman Lance’s Westfield Office

February 6, 2018

WESTFIELD, NJ — Six protesters, including four clergy members, who were holding a sit-in at Congressman Leonard Lance’s office in Westfield to support “Dreamers” were arrested Monday, according to Westfield police.

The Rev. Ann Ralosky and Rev. John Rogers of First Congregational Church in Montclair, Rabbi Elliott Tepperman of B’nai Keshet in Montclair, Rabbi ...

Morris County Crusaders After Strong First Season, Prepare For 2018

February 14, 2018

EAST HANOVER, N.J.- When the discussion about football in an unlimited weight league among eighth graders, Coaches Odysseas Delaportas and Jeff Eisele of Jefferson decided to take action.

American Youth Football, a non-profit football and cheer program bearing the logo, "non intrusive all inclusive seemed like a perfect fit. 

The team faced other ...

Boys Basketball: Millburn Beats Montclair, 55-39, in Essex County Tournament

MILLBURN, NJ - There is no more appropriate way for a team to give its coach a milestone victory than with the nearly perfect execution of a game plan.

The eighth-seeded Millburn boys basketball team ran its offense with surgical precision and defeated ninth-seeded Montclair, 55-39, Saturday in the first round of the Essex County Tournament for coach Rodger Blind's 300th career ...

Travel Spotlight: Another Encounter with Marine Life along the Jersey Shore

February 20, 2018

SPRING LAKE, NJ — In neighboring Spring Lake, a baby seal made its way onto the beach near the north end pavilion early this afternoon.

Photographer Nancy Orlowski discovered the harbor seal pup near the jetty situated just south of the pavilion on Ocean Avenue at Ludlow Avenue.

The seal’s Presidents Day appearance on February 19 comes one day after a whale was spotted off the ...

2 For 1 Valentine’s Day Special: Comedy and Music Tickets at the Wellmont

MONTCLAIR, NJ  - We seldom post these deals last minute, but it seems too good to miss.  It’s even better that a number of great events are at the Wellmont in Montclair.

Here are our picks to take your significant other out for a night on the town:

The Musical Box - a Genesis tribute band is performing decades worth of the band’s vast repertoire.  They ...

Guess What Google Decided to Do - Hint - They Bought Chelsea Market

TAPintoTravels - Google just doubled down on New York City with a cool $2 billion plus purchase of Chelsea Market.

Google already purchased its New York City - Chelsea Headquarters in 2010 for nearly $1.8 billion.  

Chelsea Market is a New York landmark known now for its food court and high profile tenants.  The corporate tenants already include Google as ...

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South Orange - Maplewood School District Responds to Threatening Message Painted in Columbia H.S. Lot

February 15, 2018

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - The South Orange - Maplewood School District (SOMSD) sent an email to Columbia High School (CHS) families at about 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday with information about the threatening message that was found painted in the CHS lot that morning. 

The large message was painted on the ground of the student parking lot on Parker Avenue, about a half-block from CHS, and stated, ...

Travel Spotlight: Another Encounter with Marine Life along the Jersey Shore

February 20, 2018

SPRING LAKE, NJ — In neighboring Spring Lake, a baby seal made its way onto the beach near the north end pavilion early this afternoon.

Photographer Nancy Orlowski discovered the harbor seal pup near the jetty situated just south of the pavilion on Ocean Avenue at Ludlow Avenue.

The seal’s Presidents Day appearance on February 19 comes one day after a whale was spotted off the ...

Upcoming Events

Tue, February 20

Scherman Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary, Bernardsville

NJ Audubon: Volunteer Art Show!

Arts & Entertainment Green

Tue, February 20, 10:30 AM

Walsh Gallery, Seton Hall University, South Orange

Mirrors of Midcentury French Culture at SHU

Arts & Entertainment

Wed, February 21

Scherman Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary, Bernardsville

NJ Audubon: Volunteer Art Show!

Arts & Entertainment Green

Montclair Police Blotter: Multiple Vehicles Rummaged, Arrests and More

February 14, 2018

MONTCLAIR, NJ - The following blotter was released by the Montclair Police Department on February 13, 2018:

Arrest:
02-05- 2018 (Bloomfield Avenue) Mr. David Blakely, 27yoa from Montclair was arrested on an open
Montclair warrant ($250)
02-09- 2018 (Lackawanna Plaza) Ms. Tawanna Hill, 36yoa from Montclair, was arrested for open
warrants out of Montclair and Little Falls totaling ...

'What Stays' exposes family secrets and lies

‘What Stays’ exposes family secrets, resentment and lies

By Liz Keill

SUMMIT, NJ – In an original play by Laura Ekstrand and Jason Szamreta, the Dreamcatcher Repertory Theatre has provided an enlightening, funny and heart-felt view of family foibles.

Ekstrand has said that the germ of the play came from conversations with the ensemble members of the troupe, based on ...

Fish and Chips Dinner at Grace Church in Nutley, Mar. 9

February 20, 2018

Please join us for the annual Argyle Fish and Chips dinner at Grace Episcopal Church, 200 Highfield Lane, Nutley, NJ, (973.235.1177) on Friday, March 9, 5pm until 8pm, continuous seating, Dine in or Carry out.  Adult $20, Child $10, kids under 3 eat free.  The dinner is a BYOB event.  Chicken available upon request.  Tickets at the door, Adult $25, Child $15.  ...