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Montclair Jazz Festival Canceled Due to Weather

August 11, 2018

MONTCLAIR, NJ - Montclair Township officials have announced that the Montclair Jazz Festival has been canceled, due to the severe rain and thunderstorms predicted for Saturday, August 11. 

This has been an annual rain or shine event and is the first time the festival has been canceled due to weather.

There is no further information regarding rescheduling, at this time. 

Walk the Red Carpet With Filmmakers, Actors and Industry Execs at International Monmouth Film Festival, Aug. 10

This Weekend in Red Bank, NJ: It's the Convergence of Hollywood, NYC Film, European influence, and raw Home Grown NJ Talent, all Here in New Jersey; The International Monmouth Film Festival. 

RED BANK, NJ:  Can you feel it? There's a palpable buzz in New Jersey as final preparations are being made for one of the state's most popular ...

Montclair History Center: Guided Tours of Montclair

MONTCLAIR, NJ - The Montclair History Center has announced six self guided walking tours open to the public. 

Designed for participants to take on their own time and at their own pace, the walking tours are available as downloadable PDFs on our website:www.montclairhistory.org.

Printed booklets are available at the Montclair History Center's office located ...

Port Authority Bus Terminal To Test New Security System Next Week

August 13, 2018

NEW YORK, NY - Commuters into the Port Authority Bus terminal on Monday will be part of a pilot to test a new security system, one that will try an identify suicide vests and other improvised explosive devices, according to a release from the agency.

The Port Authority will launch the pilot test next week on the new security system designed to help law enforcement professionals .

The ...

EssexCounty Withdraws $3.8M from Wells Fargo for Predatory Lending Findings

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ – Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. announced on Wednesday, that Essex County is withdrawing all of its accounts from Wells Fargo because of predatory lending schemes and aggressive foreclosure practices by the banking giant. Under DiVincenzo’s directive, Essex County began removing its accounts from Wells Fargo in mid-June. The County ...

Newark Comprehensive Public School Students Less Likely to Enroll in College, Study Finds

July 31, 2018

NEWARK, NJ - Students from comprehensive Newark public high schools earned college degrees at a much lower rate than charter, parochial, vocational and public magnet schools, a new study finds.

About 16 percent of comprehensive school graduates from 2011 went on to earn a bachelor's degree within six years, compared to about 43 percent of Newark Public magnet school graduates, according to ...

TAPinto.net Election Policies for the November 2018 Elections

August 2, 2018

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Candidate Statements:  Candidates can submit a maximum of one candidate statement per week (including photos).  For the general election, statements can be submitted from Labor Day up through the week before Election Day.  For the primary election, statements can be submitted from March 1st through the week before Election Day.  Publication of candidate ...

Montclair Social Club: Hosts DJ Prince Hakim Tonight, Aug. 8

August 7, 2018

MONTCLAIR, NJ - Montclair Social Club, located at 499 Bloomfield Ave., will host DJ Prince Hakim on Wednesday, August 8, from 8-11pm. 

The 14,000-square-foot restaurant/bar/performance and event space is located in the heart of Montclair Center.

Hakim Bell, known best musically as DJ Prince Hakim, is the son of Robert "Kool" Bell of Kool and the Gang, had this ...

Tusk: Fleetwood Mac in Brookdale Park, Night Under The Stars in Bloomfield Center Canceled

August 3, 2018

BLOOMFIELD, NJ - The band of thunderstorms sweeping across the region had resulted in the cancelation of the Essex County Parks concert scheduled for tonight. 

Tusk: Fleetwood Mac Tribute scheduled for tonight, August 3, has been canceled, a new date will be announced later.

The Bloomfield Center Alliance also canceled the Dinner Under the Stars event for tonight. 

Flood Relief is Finally Here for One Troubled Newark Intersection

NEWARK, NJ  - The city is promising that a $5.3 million project will bring relief to commuters and residents who have endured flooding on Frelinghuysen and Meeker avenues for years.

The Queen Ditch Project created a concrete culvert and trash netting facility to prevent debris and litter from entering surrounding waterways. Neighboring wetlands and the drainage facilities known as ...

Here’s How NJ’s Potential Bag Tax Could Affect Montclair

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Just as stricter recycling rules towns across New Jersey, including Montclair, the entire state could face a new tax on paper and plastic bags. A new bill passed in New Jersey Senate this June may have you opting for reusable bags at the supermarket and drug store.

Bill A3267 would impose a 5-cent fee on single-use bags in chains or any store with retail space ...

Local Family Plans Fundraising Walk to Raise Money for NICU at Hackensack University Medical Center

August 3, 2018

CEDAR GROVE, NJ - Giselle Mongiello and her husband Joe were terrified when Mongiello went into labor with their twin girls 12 weeks early in July 2015. After a scary and nerve-wracking 78 days in the Hackensack University Medical Center NICU, twin girls Mia and Mikayla, now 3, survived and are thriving today. Now, the Mongiello family is giving back and helping other families going ...

Montclair Announces Dates for Bulk Waste Collection of Flood-Related Items

August 13, 2018

MONTCLAIR, NJ - The Department of Community Services (DCS) will collect bulk waste, along with FLOOD-RELATED bulk waste in Section 1 this Wednesday, August 15.

DCS will also have a SPECIAL COLLECTION of FLOOD-RELATED bulk waste (Sections 1 and 2) at the curb on Saturday, August 18.

Residents may also bring FLOOD-RELATED bulk waste items to the DCS yard ...

Montclair Announces Dates for Bulk Waste Collection of Flood-Related Items

August 13, 2018

MONTCLAIR, NJ - The Department of Community Services (DCS) will collect bulk waste, along with FLOOD-RELATED bulk waste in Section 1 this Wednesday, August 15.

DCS will also have a SPECIAL COLLECTION of FLOOD-RELATED bulk waste (Sections 1 and 2) at the curb on Saturday, August 18.

Residents may also bring FLOOD-RELATED bulk waste items to the DCS yard ...

National Weather Service Issues Heat Advisory Through Tuesday Aug 7

NEW YORK, NY - The National Weather Service issued a heat advisory for Northern New Jersey through Tuesday August 7.

A Heat Advisory is issued when the combination of heat and humidity is expected to make it feel like it is 95 to 99 degrees for two or more consecutive days, or 100 to 104 degrees for any length of time.

To reduce risk during outdoor work, the Occupational Safety and Health ...

Local Family Plans Fundraising Walk to Raise Money for NICU at Hackensack University Medical Center

CEDAR GROVE, NJ - Giselle Mongiello and her husband Joe were terrified when Mongiello went into labor with their twin girls 12 weeks early in July 2015. After a scary and nerve-wracking 78 days in the Hackensack University Medical Center NICU, twin girls Mia and Mikayla, now 3, survived and are thriving today. Now, the Mongiello family is giving back and helping other families going ...

Montclair Businesses Brace Themselves as Rain Forecast Looms Again

August 13, 2018

MONTCLAIR, NJ - Flood waters affected Montclair and surrounding area homes and businesses on Saturday after torrential rains. A flood watch warning has been issued into Tuesday.

As the weather forecast is predicting more rain and floods for Monday in some NJ counties, residents and business owners are bracing themselves.

Cars near Watchung Plaza underpass were completely submerged under ...

Reminder: National Night Out in Montclair Tonight, Aug. 7

MONTCLAIR, NJ - National Night Out will take place in Montclair tonight, August 7, 2018, from 5 to 8PM near the intersection of South Park and Church Street.

Hosted by the Montclair Police Department and community partners, the National Night Out annual event is a way for members of the community to come out and spend a safe evening with emergency ...

Montclair Deputy Chief Appears on News Segment to Discuss Violence Against Police Officers

MONTCLAIR, NJ - Montclair Deputy Chief Tracy Frazzano was part of a guest panel on “Fox & Friends” news on July 28 entitled "Officers Under Siege". The topic of discussion was the rise of violence against police officers.

The panel of experts included Frazzano, Sgt. Sean Larkin of the Tulsa, Oklahoma Police Department Gang Unit and ...

Football: Verona Alum Batty Takes the Reigns for Hillbillies Football

August 6, 2018

VERONA, NJ - After months of searching and deliberations the Verona Football Team has a new leader at the helm with Head Coach Kevin Batty.

“It’s tremendous, to be able to come home and coach where I played it’s hard to put into words it was tremendous it is a great feeling,” said Batty.

Batty was a graduate of Verona High School’s Class of 1985 and ...

Manage Water Where It Falls for a Healthier Landscape and Environment

August 2, 2018

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - Too much, not enough, and never when you need it. This is a common complaint of gardeners. Keeping and using water where it falls is the first step in managing this precious resource.

Planting and maintaining a healthy landscape is a good place to start. Trees, shrubs, groundcovers and other plantings improve water quality and reduce storm water runoff.  The plants ...

Developer Adds Parking to 2 Ironbound Residential Buildings

August 6, 2018

NEWARK, NJ - A developer received variances from the city zoning board for two new residential apartment buildings in the Ironbound section after coming up with a better on-site parking plan.

YK Group Development Consulting first asked for three developments’ variances last month. The city zoning board gave its approval for a 28-residential development at 526- 532 Mulberry St. at ...

Branson, MO Tourism: Country Fun in the Ozarks

August 13, 2018

BRANSON, MO — Live shows, water sports, Silver Dollar City amusement park — Branson, Missouri, in the Ozarks has it all. Here’s what to know before you go:

Table Rock Lake

This man-made lake is the area’s biggest attraction, with 800 miles of shoreline. Its cold, clear water is perfect for fishing, boating and swimming. 

Showboat Branson Belle offers ...

Passaic County Fair Set for August 16-19 at Garret Mountain Reservation

PATERSON, NJ- The Passaic County Fair is coming back to Garret Mountain Reservation on Thursday, August 16, and will run until Sunday, August 19. Hosted by the Passaic County Board of Chosen Freeholders in partnership with Friends of Passaic County Parks, Inc., the four day event will feature carnival rides, food vendors, the 4-H tent, a beer garden, pony rides and a petting zoo, and many other ...

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Essex County Leaders Pushing for Cap in Police and Fire Salaries

August 13, 2018

NEWARK, NJ - Essex County officials have announced that they are pushing for Governor Murphy to enact a salary cap for police and firefighters. This initiative is touted as a means to control the rise in property taxes.

Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. sent a letter on Monday to Governor Phil Murphy, Senate President Stephen M. Sweeney and Assembly Speaker Craig J. Coughlin ...

Montclair Teen Arrested After Stolen Vehicle Crashes into Truck, Police Say

August 13, 2018

NEWARK, NJ – A Montclair teen was arrested after a stolen vehicle he was riding in crashed into a parked truck in Newark on Saturday. 

Two 17-year-old males from Montclair and East Orange were arrested by Essex County Sheriff and Newark Police officers. The suspect's vehicle was also wanted in a Newark shooting incident that occurred earlier on ...

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Montclair Police Blotter: Business Door Window Smashed, Burglary and More

August 1, 2018

MONTCLAIR, NJ - The following blotter was released by the Montclair Police Department on July 31, 2018:

Arrest:
07-25-2018 (Orange Road) Ms. Stacey Brand, 50yoa from Orange, was arrested for an open warrant out
of The City of Orange.
07-25-2018 (Bloomfield Avenue) Mr. Carlos Luis Jiminez was arrested and charged with DWI.
07-27-2018 (Pine Street) Mr. Anthony Webber, 54yoa from Montclair, ...

Teens: Pottery Spiced Up with Enjoy Explore India

August 13, 2018

In this workshop we will explore pottery from the Indus Valley and other regions that takes back to the beginnings of civilization in India. Find out more of India’s history and her connections to other ancient civilizations as you enjoy decorating pots in tropical colors and Indian tribal designs. You will also learn about spices used in Indian cooking, plant seeds in your painted pot, and ...