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Outpost in the Burbs Closes Out Season with Blues Performance

June 14, 2018

MONTCLAIR, NJ - Outpost in the Burbs closed out their season music series with Blues band, the Alexis P. Suter Band.

On Sunday, dozens attended the closing season show for the Outpost in the Burbs music series (September- June) held at the historic Van Vleck House and Gardens in Montclair.

Outpost in the Burbs a non profit organization ...

St. George Orthodox Church In Little Falls To Host Annual Festival

LITTLE FALLS, NJ - As the weather grows warmer and the days grow longer, the summer countdown begins. With a beautiful weekend approaching, St. George Orthodox Church in Little Falls invites everyone to join them for its annual summer fair.  

Come experience delicious authentic Mediterranean foods including Grape leaves, falafel, tabouleh, kibbee, gyros, hot dogs, ...

Montclair's Kidchella Festival Met with Rave Reviews

MONTCLAIR, NJ - Coachella, the popular annual music and arts festival held in the Colorado Desert offers famous cooks, famous singers, art installations and more. Montclair didn’t want kids to be jealous so there was Kidchella.

The  Kids Business Committee of the Montclair Center BID organized a family-centric festival this past Sunday at the Montclair pre-k center on Orange ...

Officials Call for Major Improvements, Changes to Newark Liberty International Airport

June 12, 2018

NEWARK, NJ — Mayor Ras J. Baraka, South Ward Council Member John Sharpe James, and Regional Plan Association (RPA) President Tom Wright held a press conference on Monday to discuss the association’s report calling for upgrades to the region’s airports.

The report, entitled “Upgrading to World Class: The Future of the Region’s Airports ...

Montclair HS Principal Leaving for West Windsor-Plainsboro, Officials Announce

June 9, 2018

MONTCLAIR, NJ - James Earle, Montclair High School's current principal, will be leaving for a position in another district. According to a letter sent to parents by Superintendent Kendra Johnson, Earle will become Assistant Superintendent in the West Windsor-Plainsboro Regional School District.

Earle has been in the Montclair School District since 2009. Prior to coming to ...

Primary Election Results for Montclair Area: Sherrill, Webber to Face-Off

June 6, 2018

MONTCLAIR, NJ - The most hotly contested election in the Montclair area has nearly come to a close, narrowing it down to only two party-backed candidates sparring for the 11th Congressional District seat vacated by Republican incumbent Rodney Frelinghuysen, after announcing in January that he will not seek re-election.

With preliminary results tallied, Mikie Sherrill, a former Navy ...

Recycling: How to Properly Dispose of Plastic Bags

June 12, 2018

NEW JERSEY -- Recycling contamination happens when items that don’t belong in your home’s recycling bin are placed there. Unfortunately, putting recyclable items in plastic bags is harmful.

Plastic shopping bags are recyclable, but NOT in your curbside recycling bin. When they get into the recycling system, the bags can clog up or damage recycling center processing ...

Local Walk Hero Raises Awareness At First Ever Annual MG Walk In Brookdale Park

June 15, 2018

Bloomfield, NJ - Rain didn't stop the first ever national Myastenia Gravis (MG) Walk in New Jersey at Brookdale Park in Bloomfield.  

MG is a rare autoimmune neuromuscular disorder that causes severe muscle weakness and can impact a person's ability to see, smile, walk, talk and breathe. In MG, the body's immune system attacks the connection between ...

Founder of New Community Corporation and Newark Institution Monsignor William J. Linder dies

Newark, NJ—Monsignor William J. Linder, who founded of New Community Corporation in the wake of the Newark Riots, died Friday. He was 82.

New Community is a nonprofit organization that under Linder’s leadership transformed a blighted area of Newark following the 1967 riots and built new housing and provided critical services such as job training.

Linder grew New Community ...

Gov. Murphy Pushing Millionaire's Tax, Won’t Comment on Sports Betting or Weed Bills

June 8, 2018

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - With a showdown on the state budget looming just 22 days away, Gov. Phil Murphy today re-emphasized his call for a tax on the state’s wealthiest households while hoping to avoid another shutdown of state government.

“Do I still want a millionaire’s tax? The answer is ‘yes,’ “ Murphy said at a press conference at the John ...

Rutgers-led “Tick Blitz” Finds Exotic Longhorned Ticks Statewide

June 15, 2018

New Brunswick, N.J. - Researchers at  University–New Brunswick’s Rutgers Center for Vector Biology have found exotic longhorned ticks in four New Jersey counties – and confirmed that these northeast Asian ticks have been present in the Garden State since at least 2013.

The new detection of these ticks in Mercer County was made through the first-ever statewide ...

Local Walk Hero Raises Awareness At First Ever Annual MG Walk In Brookdale Park

Bloomfield, NJ - Rain didn't stop the first ever national Myastenia Gravis (MG) Walk in New Jersey at Brookdale Park in Bloomfield.  

MG is a rare autoimmune neuromuscular disorder that causes severe muscle weakness and can impact a person's ability to see, smile, walk, talk and breathe. In MG, the body's immune system attacks the connection between ...

Montclair Township Animal Shelter Officially Reopens

MONTCLAIR, NJ - After a fire swept through the dog run of the Montclair Township Animal Shelter nearly two years ago, Montclair officials commemorated a grand reopening of the facility with a ribbon-cutting ceremony.

On Wednesday, the Township of Montclair, Friends of the Township of Montclair Animal Shelter and employees, welcomed the public to the ribbon cutting ceremony. The re-opening ...

Retired Montclair Fire Chief Dies at 97

June 19, 2018

MONTCLAIR, NJ — John W. Gardener, of Montclair and Verona, died at the age of 97 on June 15 following a brief illness. He was the longest serving member of the Montclair Fire Department and the recipient of many valor awards. Gardener retired as Fire Chief in 1990. 

Predeceased by his wife Patricia and his son Paul K. Gardner, Gardener is survived by his ...

Four Montclair Police Officers Graduate from Essex County Police Academy

MONTCLAIR, NJ - Montclair Township officials celebrated another group of police officers to graduate from the Essex County Police Academy.

Four Montclair Police Department probationary officers graduated from the Essex County College Police Academy in Newark on Thursday, June 14, according to a release.

Officer Yerica Febus, Joseph Juliano, Keith Lumpkin and Brandon ...

Firefighters Quickly Respond to Garbage Truck Fire in Montclair

MONTCLAIR, NJ - Montclair Firefighters sprung into action to extinguish a blaze that started inside of a garbage truck on Monday morning.

At 11:39AM, the Montclair Fire Department received a call reporting a garbage truck fire on Gordonhurst Ave.

Deputy Chief Robert Duncan stated, "Units arrived to find heavy smoke coming from the rear garbage collection area."

He added that ...

Founder of New Community Corporation and Newark Institution Monsignor William J. Linder dies

June 10, 2018

Newark, NJ—Monsignor William J. Linder, who founded of New Community Corporation in the wake of the Newark Riots, died Friday. He was 82.

New Community is a nonprofit organization that under Linder’s leadership transformed a blighted area of Newark following the 1967 riots and built new housing and provided critical services such as job training.

Linder grew New Community ...

Millburn's Peter Serruto Drafted by Cincinnati Reds

June 7, 2018

MILLBURN, NJ - Peter Serruto, who just completed his senior season at Millburn High School, was selected by the Cincinnati Reds in the 22d round of the Major League Baseball Amateur Draft on Wednesday.

Serruto was the 649th pick overall.

The 6-foot, 190-pound right-handed batter has been a defensive standout since he first suited up in a Millburn uniform as a freshman.

"Defensively, ...

Twelve Must Plant Pollinator-Friendly Flowers

June 15, 2018

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - Fill your garden with colorful annuals you and the pollinators can enjoy all season long. Look for outstanding varieties chosen by All-America Selections (AAS), a non-profit plant trialing organization, to brighten your garden, attract pollinators and outperform other varieties on the market.

Attract hummingbirds and second looks from passersby with the vibrant bright ...

Unique Edibles to Wow Your Guests

Make your next gathering one to remember by including a few unique vegetables on the relish tray, as a side dish or for dessert. Your guests will be “wowed” not only because you grew your own ingredients, but because of the unique shape, color or flavor of the vegetables you serve.

Create a memorable dining experience with attractive edible containers adorning the patio, balcony or ...

Manutti Marina in Belmar: Top Choice for Boating, Fishing and All-Around Family Fun

June 13, 2018

BELMAR, NJ — It’s no secret that Belmar Manutti Marina ranks among the best boating destinations along the Atlantic coast.

Tucked along the eastern shoreline of the idyllic Shark River — just a five-minute trip by boat to the ocean — the state-of-the-art marina is a top choice among boaters looking to stay for the season, enjoy a vacation or spend the weekend.

In ...

Officials Call for Major Improvements, Changes to Newark Liberty International Airport

NEWARK, NJ — Mayor Ras J. Baraka, South Ward Council Member John Sharpe James, and Regional Plan Association (RPA) President Tom Wright held a press conference on Monday to discuss the association’s report calling for upgrades to the region’s airports.

The report, entitled “Upgrading to World Class: The Future of the Region’s Airports ...

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South Orange Middle School Students Have Photo Op With Rep. Payne in Washington, D.C.

June 16, 2018

WASHINGTON, DC - South Orange Middle School (SOMS) students on a visit to Capitol Hill as part of the 8th grade trip to Washington, DC. had the chance to meet with and take a photo with Donald Payne, Jr. on Friday. Payne is the U.S. Representative for New Jersey District 10, which includes South Orange and Maplewood.

Photos of the students with Rep. Payne were ...

Suspect Charged with Using Sword in Fight Over Parking Spot in NJ

June 19, 2018

 

SOMERVILLE, NJ  - A Manville man has been charged with aggravated assault and other charges after police say he attacked another man with a sword in a dispute over a parking space.

The victim had attacked the suspect, Jared Razzano, 35, of North 9th Avenue, with a contractor’s four-foot level, according to the Somerset County  Prosecturors Office, but he has not been ...

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To the Editor: Labor Unions Have Set Standards for Americans

June 5, 2018

To the Editor:

I want to alert every working American to a case now before the U.S. Supreme Court.  It is called “Janus vs. AFSCME” and it seeks to defund and cripple the same labor unions that, over decades, have raised every American’s standard of living.

Even if your workplace is not unionized, you can thank our American labor unions for locking in higher standards ...

Montclair Police Blotter: Thai Chef Burglarized, Four iPhones Stolen and More

June 13, 2018

MONTCLAIR, NJ -  The following police blotter was compiled by the Montclair Police Department on June 12, 2018:

Burglary/Theft:

06-05-2018 (Union Street) Burglary to an apartment.  Cash was taken in this incident.  Access was gained through an unlocked rear door.  

06-05-2018 (Union Street) Theft of a scooter from the rear yard of a residence.

06-05-2018 (Elm ...

ECLC of New Jersey Graduates Montclair Student

June 19, 2018

Dylan Brown of Montclair was among students who graduated on June 14 from ECLC of New Jersey’s school for students with special needs in Chatham.

The young adults received high school diplomas conferred by their hometown districts. During the ceremony, each graduate was given an opportunity to speak and deliver their "reflections," a school tradition for many years. In his ...