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PSE&G: Bloomfield Avenue Bridge Work Halted Due to Funding

August 31, 2016

MONTCLAIR, NJ - The PSE&G advance utility work for the NJ Department of Transportation’s (NJDOT) Bloomfield Avenue bridge project has been postponed indefinitely due to the ongoing state Transportation Trust Fund situation in Trenton, Montclair officials announce.

The NJ DOT instructed PSE&G to stop work on the project late Monday afternoon.

The Bloomfield ...

Back to School Supply Giveaway Distributed Hundreds of School Supplies to Montclair Youth

MONTCLAIR, NJ - On August 28, The Sentinels-16 hosted its 9th annual Back to School Supply Giveaway at Glenfield Park in Montclair. The goal of the event is to help students be more prepared for the new school year by giving them backpacks filled with new school supplies.

Years ago in Montclair, community organizations used to hold many back to school events but were being patronized, sources ...

Human Needs Food Pantry Announces Saturday Drop-Off Day, Sept. 10

MONTCLAIR NJ - The Human Needs Food Pantry of Montclair will be open for Saturday donation drop-offs on September 10. 

The pantry will be accepting unexpired non-perishable food, diapers/wipes, new socks/underwear, pet food, personal-care items, and funding for their programs.The Human Needs Food Pantry provides nutrional assistence and personal care items to disadvantaged members of ...

Montclair Fire Official John Thomas Awarded for Saving Life of Choking Driver

MONTCLAIR, NJ - Fire Official John Thomas, of the Montclair Fire Department was awarded The Lifesaving Award of Merit by the American Red Cross on Wednesday, August 24 for his swift action that led to saving a life while off-duty. 

While driving home from work on July 5, Thomas observed the driver of the car behind him acting erratically and exit the vehicle. He got out of his car to ...

Fall Events: Montclair Public Library Hosts Book Talks with the Author

August 27, 2016

MONTCLAIR, N.J.— Montclair Public Library will host three author events this fall as part of its With the Author series. The series, presented in partnership with Watchung Booksellers, promotes local authors.

Below is the list of book talks in the fall series:

Wednesday, September 28 at 7pm at the Main Library

Journey to the Land of Look Behind by Denise ...

'Mostly Mozart in Montclair' Piano Competition Looking for Teens

MONTCLAIR, NJ - Montclair Township officials announced Thursday that Montclair’s Overseas Neighbors--Sister Cities program will host a “Mostly Mozart in Montclair” piano competition for young musicians ages 14 to 18 years old, on Saturday, November 12, 3:00 – 6:30 p.m., at the Cali School of Music, Montclair State University, 1 Normal Avenue, Montclair, NJ.

The ...

Last Chance to Catch the Soulful Friday Night Extravaganza

EAST ORANGE, NJ - Each Friday evening in August has been transformed into ‘Soulful Fridays’ by the Central Avenue Business Improvement District (CABID). CABID has been sponsoring musical artists, outdoor fashion shows, spoken word guests and local bands in an attempt to breathe much needed life into the business district on Central Avenue; and by all accounts, their strategy is ...

TAP Visits Essex County Airport to Celebrate National Aviation Day

August 22, 2016

FAIRFIELD, NJ – In honor of National Aviation Day, TAP into West Essex office staff took a field trip on Friday to the local runway at Essex County Airport, located at 27 Wright Way in Fairfield.

Upon arrival, Jessica Parkes, co-owner of TAPintoWestEssex.net, and Conor McCloskey, TAP marketing consultant, were greeted by Tom Gomez, manager of the airport’s governing body, the Essex ...

Essex County Receives Bond Rating Upgrade to AA-Plus

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ - Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. announced that Fitch Ratings has increased Essex County’s long-term bond rating to AA-plus, which is a two-step improvement over the former rating of AA Stable that was assigned in 2013.

This is the second positive bond ratings increase that Essex County received this year; in March, Moody’s Investors Services, ...

HOMECorp Announces Search For New Executive Director

HOMECorp announced that it is has launched a search for a new Executive Director.

 Susan Fine, Chair of HOMECorp’s Executive Director Search Committee, said:   ”HOMECorp’s Board of Trustees is looking for an experienced, energetic new leader who is passionate about our mission.  We want to build on our successes, to strengthen our services and to expand ...

Back to School Supply Giveaway Distributed Hundreds of School Supplies to Montclair Youth

August 29, 2016

MONTCLAIR, NJ - On August 28, The Sentinels-16 hosted its 9th annual Back to School Supply Giveaway at Glenfield Park in Montclair. The goal of the event is to help students be more prepared for the new school year by giving them backpacks filled with new school supplies.

Years ago in Montclair, community organizations used to hold many back to school events but were being patronized, sources ...

Nishuane Teacher Awarded Over $9K for Farm-to-Table Project

TRENTON, NJ – Students at Nishuane School in Montclair will benefit from a NJEA Frederick L. Hipp Foundation for Excellence in Education grant. Listed among 19 grants totaling $93,130 to public school educators, Nishuane teacher Mary Paolazzi's project entitled Kitchen on a Cart: From Seed to Table has earned her statewide recognition ...

Montclair's Buzz Aldrin Middle School Dedication, Sept. 16

MONTCLAIR, NJ - Montclair residents are invited to celebrate the Buzz Aldrin Middle School dedication on Friday, September 16.

Mt. Hebron Middle School will be renamed officially for Montclair’s own man on the moon, Buzz Aldrin, during a townwide celebration spanning two great events open to the public.

The official dedication will take place at 9:30 a.m. on ...

Essex County Clerk to Facilitate Voter Education Forum in Montclair, Aug. 31

August 28, 2016

MONTCLAIR, NJ - A Voter Education Forum will be held on Wednesday, August 31 at the Montclair Fire Headquarters located at 1 Pine Street (second floor).

Organized by the Montclair NAACP, The Fourth Ward Collaborative and Union Baptist Church of Montclair the Honorable Christopher J. Durkin, Essex County Clerk, will be the presenter. The forum will ...

Kids Eat Free and $1 Short Stack Day at Local IHOP Restaurant, Through Sept. 25

August 22, 2016

PISCATAWAY, NJ – The Kids Eat Free at IHOP Restaurants promotion is back, described as the “dinner deal that families love.” Every night through Sept. 25, kids 12 and under eat free with the purchase of each adult entrée from 4-10 p.m. at participating restaurants.

“We know that families are looking to soak up the final days of summer together and what better way ...

Senior Citizen Farmers' Market Thursdays in Watsessing Park

The Watsessing Park Farmers’ Market runs every Thursday this summer from 10am to 2pm. It is open to the public.

Joseph N DiVincenzo Jr, Essex County Executive, The Board of Chosen Freeholders, and the Essex County Division of Senior Services invite you to this special farmers market. This market, located at Bloomfield Ave and Conger St, is open to everyone.

Senior Citizen can apply on ...

Owners of Vital in Montclair Open New Restaurant in Downtown Newark

NEWARK, NJ - The New York Times touted Vital Restaurant in Montclair, has opened their second eatery, Freetown Café at 41 Halsey Street (corner of Bleeker Street in Downtown Newark). The vibrant 27-seat café draws inspiration from the popular Vital Restaurant flagship destination, reminiscent of a Caribbean oasis, with a coffee bar, inspirational art, and African ...

PSE&G: Bloomfield Avenue Bridge Work Halted Due to Funding

August 31, 2016

MONTCLAIR, NJ - The PSE&G advance utility work for the NJ Department of Transportation’s (NJDOT) Bloomfield Avenue bridge project has been postponed indefinitely due to the ongoing state Transportation Trust Fund situation in Trenton, Montclair officials announce.

The NJ DOT instructed PSE&G to stop work on the project late Monday afternoon.

The Bloomfield ...

Back to School Supply Giveaway Distributed Hundreds of School Supplies to Montclair Youth

August 29, 2016

MONTCLAIR, NJ - On August 28, The Sentinels-16 hosted its 9th annual Back to School Supply Giveaway at Glenfield Park in Montclair. The goal of the event is to help students be more prepared for the new school year by giving them backpacks filled with new school supplies.

Years ago in Montclair, community organizations used to hold many back to school events but were being patronized, sources ...

Human Needs Food Pantry Announces Saturday Drop-Off Day, Sept. 10

MONTCLAIR NJ - The Human Needs Food Pantry of Montclair will be open for Saturday donation drop-offs on September 10. 

The pantry will be accepting unexpired non-perishable food, diapers/wipes, new socks/underwear, pet food, personal-care items, and funding for their programs.The Human Needs Food Pantry provides nutrional assistence and personal care items to disadvantaged members of ...

Montclair Fire Official John Thomas Awarded for Saving Life of Choking Driver

MONTCLAIR, NJ - Fire Official John Thomas, of the Montclair Fire Department was awarded The Lifesaving Award of Merit by the American Red Cross on Wednesday, August 24 for his swift action that led to saving a life while off-duty. 

While driving home from work on July 5, Thomas observed the driver of the car behind him acting erratically and exit the vehicle. He got out of his car to ...

PSE&G: Bloomfield Avenue Bridge Work Halted Due to Funding

August 31, 2016

MONTCLAIR, NJ - The PSE&G advance utility work for the NJ Department of Transportation’s (NJDOT) Bloomfield Avenue bridge project has been postponed indefinitely due to the ongoing state Transportation Trust Fund situation in Trenton, Montclair officials announce.

The NJ DOT instructed PSE&G to stop work on the project late Monday afternoon.

The Bloomfield ...

Montclair Bd. of Ed. Prepares for Start of New Year

MONTCLAIR, NJ – With the new 2016-2017 school year just two weeks away, the Board of Education met at the George Inness Annex at Montclair High School on Monday.

The members of the Board discussed making sure that all preparations to create an exciting school year for the students of the Montclair schools are set in motion.

Board member Franklin Turner stated that, “It is time ...

Essex County Receives Bond Rating Upgrade to AA-Plus

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ - Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. announced that Fitch Ratings has increased Essex County’s long-term bond rating to AA-plus, which is a two-step improvement over the former rating of AA Stable that was assigned in 2013.

This is the second positive bond ratings increase that Essex County received this year; in March, Moody’s Investors Services, ...

Nike Provides Saint Barnabas Medical Center Babies with Shoes in Honor of West Orange Native Kyrie Irving

August 25, 2016

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Nike sent special infant shoes to babies born at Saint Barnabas Medical Center on Sunday, August 21, 2016, in honor of Kyrie Irving’s gold medal win in basketball at the Rio Olympics.

Irving grew up in neighboring town West Orange, NJ. The “My First Nike” box features a special pair of Nike Waffle 1 shoes, and an inspirational note.

"Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" Campaign Kicks Off

MONTCLAIR, NJ - New Jersey’s largest annual drunk driving crackdown begins Friday, August 19 as law enforcement officers from the Essex County Sheriff’s Office kickoff the 2016 Labor Day Statewide “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign. 

Beginning August 19 and running through September 5, local and state law enforcement officers will conduct sobriety ...

ShopRite Recalls Cookies

 

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ – ShopRite supermarkets has announced a recall of cookies because they may contain small metal fragments. 

According to a release by the manufacture, “Country Home has initiated a voluntary recall of Gourmet Chocolate Chunk Salted Caramel Cookies sold at ShopRite stores in its Fresh Bake department.”

Cookies included in the recall can ...

Montclair Fire Official John Thomas Awarded for Saving Life of Choking Driver

August 28, 2016

MONTCLAIR, NJ - Fire Official John Thomas, of the Montclair Fire Department was awarded The Lifesaving Award of Merit by the American Red Cross on Wednesday, August 24 for his swift action that led to saving a life while off-duty. 

While driving home from work on July 5, Thomas observed the driver of the car behind him acting erratically and exit the vehicle. He got out of his car to ...

Fatality Reported at NJ Transit Train Station In East Orange

EAST ORANGE, NJ - According to Transit authorities, a man was killed Monday night near the NJ Transit station in East Orange.

The man, who was not immediately identified, was a trespasser on the track area when he was struck by train No. 441 out of Hoboken at around 7:30 p.m. It was not known at the time of the incident if the accident was the cause of death or if he had suffered some other ...

Motor Vehicle Crash In East Orange, Person Trapped

EAST ORANGE, NJ - North Jersey Fire News reported a motor vehicle accident on William Street and South Oraton Parkway. Initial reports indiated a person was trapped under a vehicle. Rescue 1, Engine 2 and multiple EMS personnel were spotted on the scene. 

At this time there is no additional information. We will continue to update as more information is ...

Local Teen Hosts Band Night Fundraiser for Montclair Volunteer Ambulance Unit

August 20, 2016

CALDWELL, NJ - West Caldwell teen Ben Mulick, 16, along with Shane Sullivan, 16 of Nutley are inviting the West Essex community to band night to benefit the Montclair Volunteer Ambulance Unit.

On Saturday at 6 p.m., the First Presbyterian Church, located at 326 Bloomfield Ave. in Caldwell will host five local bands: Ghost Camp, Bible Gun, Heavy Sigh, Colin Phils, and ...

The Oranges Celebrate the Life of the Beloved Reverend, Russell R. White

EAST ORANGE/ORANGE, NJ - Rev. Russell R. White was the former pastor of the Bethel Baptist Church in Orange, former disciplinarian and truant officer at East Orange High School and one of the founding members of the East Orange Clergy Organization. But his crowning achievement was undoubtedly the work he did with children with his Eagle Flight Squadron nonprofit organization. Through it Reverend ...

NJ Embraces Hometown Olympic Hero Sydney McLaughlin

August 28, 2016

DUNELLEN, NJ – Just one week before she left for Rio de Janeiro, US Olympian Sydney McLaughlin was helping teach young kids how to juggle at a summer recreation class at Faber School in her hometown of Dunellen; she also opted to stay home and miss the opulent opening ceremonies at the 2016 Summer Olympics to celebrate her 17th birthday with her family at their home on Fairview ...

Ibtihaj Muhammad of Maplewood and Team USA to Compete for Bronze Medal in Women's Team Saber

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The USA Women's Saber team, which includes Ibtihaj Muhammad of Maplewood, won their quarterfinal match against Team Poland (final score: 45-43), moving on to the semifinals, where they faced Russia, who defeated Mexico in the quarterfinals match.

USA vs. Russia was a close match, but unfortunately for the USA team, Russia won the bout with a final ...

Olympian Ibtihaj Muhammad Thanks Maplewood for Support at Press Conference in Rio

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The U.S. Olympic Fencing Team held a press conference on Aug. 4, and team member Ibtihaj Muhammad thanked her hometown of Maplewood for their support. Muhammad, who is ranked second in the U.S. and No. 12 in the world in Women's Saber, made her Olympic debut as the first U.S. athlete to compete in a hijab.

"I've ...

Brookdale Home Sells for $725K

August 26, 2016

BLOOMFIELD, NJ - A home in the Brookdale section of Bloomfield sold for $725,000, according to a local realtor. He adds that Bloomfield homes are going for nearly as much as Montclair homes.

In a recent conversation with TapInto Bloomfield, Nick Baldwin of Keller Williams Realty stated that Bloomfield is a home buying destination with many buyers from Brooklyn and Hoboken putting the ...

HOMECorp Announces Search For New Executive Director

HOMECorp announced that it is has launched a search for a new Executive Director.

 Susan Fine, Chair of HOMECorp’s Executive Director Search Committee, said:   ”HOMECorp’s Board of Trustees is looking for an experienced, energetic new leader who is passionate about our mission.  We want to build on our successes, to strengthen our services and to expand ...

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I recently experienced something of a meltdown in the egg aisle at the supermarket over which kind of eggs to buy.  After much consideration, I finally settled on the eggs I wanted (organic, free-range, and cage-free), when I discovered another problem.

The next time I opened an egg carton at the store, there was an egg missing.

Having been the victim of covert cracked eggs in the ...

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Montclair Seniors Win Essex County Senior Juried Art Show

August 30, 2016

CEDAR GROVE, NJ - Montclair residents Salvatore Giangresso, Joyce Goldman, Miriam Anise Sampson and Steadman Channer received awards in the Annual Essex County Senior Citizens Juried Art Show.

Giangresso received second place in the Non-Professional Sculpture Category for “Grandpa’s Work Boot,” while Goldman received first place in the Non-Professional Mixed Media ...