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Blood Drive April 5 in Bloomfield

March 28, 2017

BLOOMFIELD, NJ - New Jersey Firefighters’ Mutual Benevolent Association (NJFMBA) invites the community to the first annual NJFMBA Northern District Blood Drive at the Bloomfield Fire Headquarters on Wednesday April 5. The drive will take place from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The Bloomfield Fire Department is sponsoring this event to benefit the entire community and surrounding towns. Blood ...

Historical Society of Bloomfield presents “Edison & the Rise of Innovation” March 28

BLOOMFIELD, NJ -  The Historical Society of Bloomfield (HSOB) will present Thomas Edison National Historical Park Archivist Leonard DeGraaf speaking about his book, Edison and the Rise of Innovation. The event will take place at the Bloomfield Civic Center March 28 at 7:30 p.m.

Published by Sterling Signature in 2013, it was produced in association with the Edison Innovation ...

Gayle King to Speak at Bloomfield College March 29

BLOOMFIELD, NJ - 'CBS This Morning' host and 'O The Oprah Magazine' Editor-at-Large Gayle King will speak at Bloomfield College on Wednesday March 29 at 3 p.m.  in the Van Fossan Theatre on campus. King will address students, faculty, staff, and notable members of the Bloomfield College community and then take questions from the ...

Montclair Township Officials: Public Hearing to Amend Master Plan, Mar. 27

March 19, 2017

MONTCLAIR, NJ - Montclair Township officials have announced a public hearing to take place on March 27 to amend the Master Plan. Details are as follows: 




The Montclair Planning Board will hold a public hearing to amend the Land Use and Circulation Element of the Master Plan on Monday, March 27, 2017, at 7:00 p.m., in the Council Chambers of the Montclair Municipal ...

TAPinto CEO Shapiro goes “One on One” with Steve Adubato

TAPinto.net CEO and Publisher Michael Shapiro appeared on “One on One” with Steve Adubato Thursday night and answered questions about the role of hyperlocal online news media.

The interview was broadcast on WNYY, NJTV and WNET. Adubato closed by saying that “Michael Shapiro, he is on the cutting edge of media.“

Shapiro answered a wide-range of questions about ...

Bloomfield College to offer Masters Degree in Special Education, Early Childhood Education Fall 2017

March 28, 2017

BLOOMFIELD, NJ -  Bloomfield College will soon start accepting application for the Master's degree in Early Childhood Education and a Master's degree in Special Education programs. 

"The launch of these new Master's degree programs in Early Childhood Education and Special Education will help us continue to advance the mission of Bloomfield College," said ...

Residents Reflect On Segregation and the Magnet School System in Montclair

MONTCLAIR, NJ - Montclair residents were treated Wednesday night to an informative film and discussion on the history of the magnet school system in Montclair.

Hosted by the Montclair History Center, the Montclair community gathered at the Montclair Public Library Wednesday, March 22 to view the film “Our Schools, Our Town. The film – which is part of 2017 Price of ...

New Interim Superintendent Officially Begins First Day in Montclair

MONTCLAIR, NJ - A new chapter began in the Montclair Public Schools on Friday. The day marked the official first day of Interim Superintendent Barbara Pinsak, who was named the Interim Superintendent of the Montclair Public Schools by a unanimous decision of the Board of Education, effective March 17.

“We are privileged that Barbara Pinsak will be stepping in as Interim ...

Democratic Gubernatorial Candidate Wisniewski, in Newark, Discusses Urban Housing Issues

March 14, 2017

NEWARK, NJ - Democratic Assemblyman and New Jersey gubernatorial candidate John Wisniewski campaigned in Newark to talk about the state's housing issues, believing that they should be tackled with a practical approach as part of a progressive agenda. 

"Affordable housing is a moral obligation. We have to address this gap in our humanity," said Wisniewski, of Middlesex ...

Taste of Montclair: Rotary Charity Event Raises Funds and Fills Tummies

March 16, 2017

WEST ORANGE, NJ - Taste of Montclair, the Montclair Rotary Club's annual fundraiser, was held at the Manor on March 13. 

The 'Taste of Montclair' included restaurants and food crafters from Montclair, Glen Ridge, Nutley, West Orange, Fairfield, Hillsborough, Little Falls, Bloomfield, and North Caldwell.

When asked why he loves to be a part of the event, photographer ...

Taste of Montclair: Rotary Charity Event Raises Funds and Fills Tummies

March 16, 2017

WEST ORANGE, NJ - Taste of Montclair, the Montclair Rotary Club's annual fundraiser, was held at the Manor on March 13. 

The 'Taste of Montclair' included restaurants and food crafters from Montclair, Glen Ridge, Nutley, West Orange, Fairfield, Hillsborough, Little Falls, Bloomfield, and North Caldwell.

When asked why he loves to be a part of the event, photographer ...

State of Emergency Declared: Montclair Schools, Municipal Offices Closed, Human Needs Food Pantry Closed Tuesday March 14

MONTCLAIR, NJ - Governor Christie has declared a State of Emergency due to the impending snow storm. As a result, Montclair Public Schools and Municipal  Offices are closed.

Other local businesses and organizations are also closed, including the Human Needs Food Pantry of Montclair will be closed on Tuesday March 14 due to the impending blizzard. 

The pantry distributes ...

Owner of Former 'Diva Lounge' Building Looking to Expand, Consults Historic Preservation Commission

March 27, 2017

MONTCLAIR, NJ - During the historic preservation meeting on March 23, council members heard testimonies from a variety of Montclair residents and business owners. In addition to updates to multiple houses in the town, two owners of local businesses were presented their plans to renovate certain areas of the exterior of their building.

As a referral from the Planning ...

Town Hall Meeting Hosted by Councilwoman Baskerville and Mobilizing Montclair, March 21

MONTCLAIR, NJ -  The public is invited to attend a town hall meeting with local, county and state elected officials on Tuesday, March 21 from 7 to 9 PM  at Montclair Municipal Chambers, located at 205 Clairemont Ave. 

Hosted by Councilor Renee Baskerville and a newly formed political action group called Mobilizing Montclair,  residents will have an ...

Montclair Planning Bd. Rejects Lorraine Ave. Development, Amid Concerns with Traffic, Building Design and Size

MONTCLAIR, NJ - Multiple residents living in Upper Montclair spoke during Monday night's planning board meeting to express concerns to the planning board. As a result of public outcry, for the third time, board members turned down an application to build a mixed use development on Lorraine Avenue.

The plan for this development has been the source of contention among residents and ...

Second Fetus Found in Three Weeks in Newark at Passaic Valley Sewer

March 22, 2017

PATERSON, NJ - The Essex County Prosecutor's Office was on the scene on Wednesday in Newark at the Passaic Valley Sewer (PVS) investigating a second fetus found in just the last three weeks.

Earlier this month, on March 2, the office launched an investigation after a fetus was found in one of the grates. That investigation is still ongoing.

Paterson is the biggest stakeholder in the ...

Roads, Farmers' Market Closed for Montclair Bread Half Marathon, March 25

MONTCLAIR, NJ - Roads throughout Montclair will be closed on Saturday March 25 between the hours of 6:30 a.m. and 12 p.m. for the first Baker's Dozen Half Marathon. The Winter Montclair Farmers' Market will also be closed.

1500 participants are expected to run a route through the township. The Montclair Police Department will block roads along the route for runner safety. Some ...

HackensackUMC Mountainside and Montclair Police Department Partner to Combat Drug Abuse

MONTCLAIR/GLEN RIDGE, NJ -HackensackUMC Mountainside, in partnership with the Montclair Police Department, hosted a safe “Medication Drop Off” site on Wednesday, to collect all medications including opioids and other pain prescriptions. 

According to New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, the opioid epidemic has become a public health crisis in the State. As set ...

Blood Drive April 5 in Bloomfield

March 28, 2017

BLOOMFIELD, NJ - New Jersey Firefighters’ Mutual Benevolent Association (NJFMBA) invites the community to the first annual NJFMBA Northern District Blood Drive at the Bloomfield Fire Headquarters on Wednesday April 5. The drive will take place from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The Bloomfield Fire Department is sponsoring this event to benefit the entire community and surrounding towns. Blood ...

36-Year-Old Woman Found Dead in Montclair, Police Confirm

MONTCLAIR, NJ - A 36-year-old female was found dead in her apartment at 55 Grove Street on Sunday, law enforcement officials confirm.

Thomas Fennelly, Chief Assistant Prosecutor with the Essex County Prosecutor's Office, stated, "The cause and manner of death are pending the completion of toxicology reports."

He added that the death is not considered suspicious ...

Beloved Doctor Killed in Pedestrian-Vehicle Accident

ESSEX FELLS, NJ - Dr. Jan Huston was struck and killed by a vehicle while on the sidewalk near her home in Essex Fells on Tuesday morning, officials announced.

The beloved 66-year-old medical director of the Breast Center at HackensackUMC Mountainside in Glen Ridge, was rushed to the same hospital following the accident, where she died a short time later.

According to reports, Huston ...

Obituary: Dr. Jan Huston Pryor

March 24, 2017

The family and friends of Dr. Jan Huston Pryor join the community to mourn her passing. Jan and her favorite dog Peter-Paul died tragically on March 21, 2017.

 

Jan is survived by her loving husband, Jonathan Pryor, whom she described as her rock and calming influence; Amy Kolb, her confidante and nanny; her twelve children: Lupita, Daniela, Andrew, Julia, Aleona, Timothy, Jessica, ...

Historic Preservation Awards 2017: Nominations Being Accepted Until March 31

March 19, 2017

MONTCLAIR, NJ - The Montclair Historic Preservation Commission announces its 2017 awards program for outstanding achievements in historic preservation. The aim of the Preservation Awards is to raise awareness of Montclair’s unique architectural character and to encourage the continued preservation of its historic integrity. You are invited to nominate any individual, business, organization, ...

Lighthouse International Film Society- presents- Spring Events-

March 16, 2017

LONG BEACH ISLAND, NJ - Lighthouse International Film Society has spring screenings and special events planned to lead up to our wonderful ninth year of the Lighthouse International Film Festival. 

The first springtime event will be the screening of Spaghetti Man with the filmmaker.  Questions and answers will follow the film.

This will take place Saturday, March 18, ...

Travel: Sightseeing in Seattle

SEATTLE, WA - In the summer of 2016, my husband and I traveled to Peru with five of our friends.  We hiked the Inca trail, with the end goal of basking in the beauty of Machu Picchu. The REI tour we took and the guides we had left a lasting impression.  So when we heard that Edwin, our lead guide was going to receive an award as one of the best guides of 2016, some of my traveling ...

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Blood Drive April 5 in Bloomfield

March 28, 2017

BLOOMFIELD, NJ - New Jersey Firefighters’ Mutual Benevolent Association (NJFMBA) invites the community to the first annual NJFMBA Northern District Blood Drive at the Bloomfield Fire Headquarters on Wednesday April 5. The drive will take place from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The Bloomfield Fire Department is sponsoring this event to benefit the entire community and surrounding towns. Blood ...

Five Below Opens Location in Wayne Towne Center

March 27, 2017

WAYNE, NJ - Five Below is celebrating the grand opening of its newest location, in the Wayne Towne Center, 76 Willowbrook Blvd., located near ULTA and Dick's Sporting Goods.

The grand opening weekend will offer freebies, 5 cent hot dogs Friday from 3 to 6 p.m. and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and contests.

Five Below is one of the fastest growing retailers in the country with ...

Upcoming Events

Tue, March 28, 9:30 AM

Scherman Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary, Bernardsville

NJ Audubon: Teacher Naturalist Training

Education Green

Tue, March 28, 2:30 PM

Peg Williams Gallery at Short Stories Bookshop & Community Hub, Madison

Group Art Show: Optimism in Action

Arts & Entertainment Business & Finance Education Giving Back Health & Wellness

Tue, March 28, 6:30 PM

Short Stories Bookshop & Community Hub, Madison

"The Happy Book Happy Hour" with author Rachel ...

Arts & Entertainment Education Giving Back Health & Wellness

Why All Parents Should Consider Refusing the PARCC—2017 Edition

March 22, 2017

Hi. My name is Jen Grana – I live in Sparta township and have 3 boys – 2 of which are in the public education system now – a middle schooler, a Kindergartner and a sweet oblivious 2 year old who will be there before I know it I am sure. We spend a lot of time talking about and thinking about public education in our house because we will be knee-deep in it for the next 20 years ...

Murder on the Orient Express

‘Murder on the Orient Express’ streams along in sizzling suspense

By Liz Keill

PRINCETON, NJ – Agatha Christie’s murder mystery, “Murder on the Orient Express,” has received a terrific stage adaptation by Ken Ludwig. He’s taken a few liberties with the numerous characters, but has tightened the story line so that it all works seamlessly.

Ludwig ...

PROGRESSIVE JAMBAND, moe., TO PERFORM CLASSICS AT HISTORIC WELLMONT THEATER

March 28, 2017

 

 

 

THE WELLMONT THEATER WILL OPEN IT’S DOORS ONE HOUR EARLY FOR A “HOPPY HOUR” WHERE FANS CAN SAMPLE THE BANDS NEW IPA

  

WHO:  moe. 

 

WHAT: moe. is the preeminent progressive rock band on the music scene today—a quintet of world class musicians, whose creative output equals that of their longevity.