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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 ...

$50K Winning Lottery Ticket Sold in Montclair

June 22, 2018

TRENTON, NJ – Three $50,000 lottery tickets were sold in New Jersey, according to NJ Lottery Acting Executive Director John M. White. One ticket was sold in Montclair.

Lottery officials also announced that an Oregon Lottery ticketholder won the $150.4 million Powerball jackpot from the Wednesday, June 20 drawing.

The winning ...

North Essex Chamber of Commerce Hosts End-of-Year Mixer at Pig & Prince

MONTCLAIR, NJ - Members of the North Essex Chamber of Commerce (NECC) gathered at Pig & Prince on Thursday, located in the historic Lackawanna Terminal, for their end of the year gathering.

Founded in 1969 as the West Essex Chapter of Commerce, it became the North Essex Chamber of Commerce in the early part of the 2000s when it added the Montclair Chamber of ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Video: Montclair Clergy Arrested at ‘Clean Dream Act’ Protest Hold Press Conference

June 20, 2018

WESTFIELD, NJ —  Six people, including four clergy members, who were arrested at a sit-in to support “dreamers” Feb. 6  at Congressman Leonard Lance’s Westfield continue to wait for their day in court. A trial that was expected to take place Tuesday was put off until a future date at the prosecutor’s request.

Rev. Ann Ralosky and Rev.

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

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 ...

Essex County Undersheriff Ryan of Nutley Remembered

June 20, 2018

NUTLEY, NJ - Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. remembers his good friend Undersherrif Kevin Ryan of Nutley. 

“No matter what the situation, Kevin Ryan was someone you could always count on. As a member of the Sheriff’s Office, he rose through the ranks to become Undersheriff. He was a consummate professional who responded to every emergency, special event ...

Retired Montclair Fire Chief Dies at 97

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 ...

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 ...

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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Former Jefferson School Staffer Facing Criminal Charges For Alleged Lewd Photos of Students

June 21, 2018

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - A former Jefferson Elementary School paraprofessional has been charged with criminal behavior believed to be related to lewd photos of students at the school that were found on his cell phone after he was arrested in Morris County on an unrelated sexual charge.

It also appears that South Orange Maplewood School District officials knew about the arrests as early as ...

NJ Native and Children Shot in Colorado Road Rage Incident: Child Dies

June 22, 2018

WESTMINSTER, COLORADO: A native of Colts Neck, NJ and her children were attacked in a road rage shooting that left her 13 year old son dead and both her and another child injured. A third child was able to run to safety.

Jeremy Webster, 23, was charged with first degree murder, extreme indifference; three counts of attempted first-degree murder; three counts of first-degree assault ...

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 ...

'Half Time' delivers with sterling cast

MILLBURN, NJ – The Paper Mill Playhouse is putting on a smashing new production of “Half Time” to round out its current season.

With actress Georgia Engel in an engaging performance, the cast also features Donna McKehnie, Andre De Shieilds and Lilias White, among a host of other talents.

The musical centers on an effort to have seniors perform a dance number during ...

'Half Time' lights up Paper Mill stage

‘Half Time’ turns the tables on aging in gleeful production

By Liz Keill

MILLBURN, NJ – The Paper Mill Playhouse is putting on a smashing new production of “Half Time” to round out its current season.

With actress Georgia Engel in an engaging performance, the cast also features Donna McKehnie, Andre De Shieilds and Lilias White, among a host of other ...

Montclair July 4th Celebrations to Honor Township's Sesquicentennial

June 22, 2018

MONTCLAIR, NJ - Montclair is celebrating July 4th with a special 150th anniversary themed parade and fun-packed family picnic – expanded to mark the Township's sesquicentennial in style. The day’s events will be followed by evening fireworks at Yogi Berra Stadium on the Montclair State University campus. The parade and picnic are free, admission to the stadium will be $3 ...