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Montclair HS Senior Debuts Designs During New York Fashion Week Event

February 24, 2018

MONTCLAIR, NJ - Montclair resident Bria Renee Johnson participated in a New York Fashion Week show with her fashion mentor, Virginia Cathey on February 17 at The New Yorker Hotel. The runway models wore Johnson's fashions on the runway during the event.

The bi-annual event, sponsored by Art & Beauty Magazine, unifies the pageant community and designers who create ...

Discover Jersey Arts: Vote for Several Montclair Businesses by Feb. 20

MONTCLAIR, NJ - Numerous Montclair businesses have been nominated for a 2016 People's Choice Award hosted by Discover Jersey Arts.

Participants have until February 20 to vote your favorite museums, dace companies, festivals, theatre and more. The following Montclair businesses are in the running this year:

The Wellmont Theater (Montclair)
Alexander Kasser Theater at ...

Thinking of Starting a Business?

February 19, 2018

This workshop is designed to give anyone thinking of starting a business, a realistic view of what it takes to be an entrepreneur. It is a great overview about the do's and don'ts of getting started in business.

Facilitated by Tia Harris

 

 

Saturday March 24, 2018

10:00am-12:30pm

The Community Services Center @ 11 Pine Street, Montclair, NJ. 

Green ...

Preliminary Accreditation Given to Seton Hall-Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine at On3

NUTLEY, NJ - Seton Hall-Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine received preliminary accreditation from the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME). Accreditation is an essential requirement in the complex process of establishing a new medical school. 

Seton Hall-Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine is creating a rigorous academic curriculum that combines ...

Ten-year-old Verona Chef Kicks It Up a Notch in the Kitchen

VERONA, NJ - A 10-year-old chef is cooking up a little magic in Verona, or should we call it “Saucery?”  

A “foodie” since birth, Connor Barshay has a sophisticated palate for one so young, with a love for salty, sour and savory flavors -- preferring pickles, olives and cheeses over cake, candy and other sweets.  Perhaps his favorite food accompaniment is hot ...

Nutley Schools Closed Friday Following Security Threat

February 16, 2018

NUTLEY, NJ - The Nutley Police Department is currently investigating a video posted to Instagram that suggested a possible threat to schools. Nutley Superintendent of Schools Dr. Julie Glazer made the decision late Thursday night to close Nutley schools on Friday as a safety precaution. 

The Nutley Police Department reports they have to the individual that posted the video.

Getting Real About Education in Montclair: A Conversation with Black Parents, Teachers and Students

MONTCLAIR, NJ - On Wednesday February 7,  residents and educators gathered for part 3 of a week long series sponsored by TURN (Teachers Undoing Racism Now) in Montclair.

Entitled Getting Real About Education in Montclair: A Conversation with Black Parents, Teachers and Students, the event was held at the Renaissance School on the campus of Montclair High School, the ...

Montclair Residents, Educators Discuss the Voices of Black Women

MONTCLAIR, NJ - Teachers Undoing Racism Now (TURN) concluded a week-long series with a focus on the "Voices of Black Woman" with four very articulate and knowledgeable women stepping to the podium of Montclair High Schools LGI room to share their work, stories and testimonies with the Montclair community and school district.

Moderating the program Joanne ...

Dave and Busters Opens in Wayne, Feb. 14

February 14, 2018

WAYNE, NJ - Dave and Busters at Williowbrook Mall opens February 14. TAPinto got an invitation-only preview of Dave and Buster's Willowbrook Mall location with a chance to play games and indulge in food and drink. This location is the second to open in the Garden State and the 109th to open in the chain.

General Manager Dan McGuinnes explained that Dave and Buster's ...

Ten-year-old Verona Chef Kicks It Up a Notch in the Kitchen

VERONA, NJ - A 10-year-old chef is cooking up a little magic in Verona, or should we call it “Saucery?”  

A “foodie” since birth, Connor Barshay has a sophisticated palate for one so young, with a love for salty, sour and savory flavors -- preferring pickles, olives and cheeses over cake, candy and other sweets.  Perhaps his favorite food accompaniment is hot ...

Essex Environmental Commission Honored for Winning Achievement Award

February 19, 2018

NEWARK, NJ – The Essex County Board of Chosen Freeholders recently honored the Essex County Environmental Commission, recipient of an Environmental Achievement Award granted by the Association of New Jersey Environmental Commissions (ANJEC), during a special presentation at the Hall of Records in Newark.

As one of six local environmental commissions awarded, the Essex County ...

MEND Hunger Relief Network Sharpens its Focus on Healthy Food

February 19, 2018

EAST ORANGE, NJ - MEND, a non-profit working to alleviate hunger in Essex County, is accelerating its commitment to making fresh and healthy food available to its food pantry patrons, through the appointment of an Executive Director, enhanced programming, and a revitalized logo and website (www.mendnj.org).

Robin Peacock was named to the newly created Executive Director position, after working ...

CASA Essex Welcomes New Advocates

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ - Fifteen volunteers joined a community of advocates dedicated to speaking up on behalf of Essex County's foster children with CASA for Children of Essex County. The latest class of advocates gathered at the Wilentz Court Complex in Newark on Tuesday, February 13 as they as they took an oath to advocate for the best interest of foster children in family ...

The Community Gives Back to Family of Keith Jaret Who Gave So Much To So Many

NUTLEY, NJ - As news of the passing of local business leader Keith Jaret spread through the community, everyone who knew him, or even met him for a moment, expressed their sorrow, and then asked "what can I do to help?"

Jaret, who along with his wife Maureen, own Jaret's Stuffed Cupcakes, built a reputation that exceeded the expectations of any entrepreneur.

Montclair Township Awarded Over $254K in CDBG Funding

February 24, 2018

Newark, NJ – Montclair was awarded more than $254,000 through the community Development Block Grant program,  Essex County officials announced on Wednesday.

The award is among $5.1 million that will be distributed to 13 Essex County municipalities and 33 non-profit community organizations through the Community Development Block Grant program and the Emergency Solutions ...

Montclair Clergy Among 6 Protestors Pleading ‘Not Guilty’ in Court to Defiant Trespassing at Congressman’s Lance’s Office

WESTFIELD, NJ — Six people who were arrested at a sit-in to support “dreamers” Feb. 6  at Congressman Leonard Lance’s Westfield office pleaded “not guilty” to defiant trespassing Tuesday morning at Westfield Municipal Court.

Rev. Ann Ralosky and Rev. John Rogers of First Congregational Church in Montclair, Rabbi Elliott Tepperman of ...

NJ Governor Signs Executive Order to Fly Flags at Half-Staff to Recognize Parkland Florida Victims

New Jersey Governor Phillip D. Murphy signed Executive Order No.1 on Monday ordering the flag of the United States of America and the Flag of the State of New Jersey to be flown at half-staff to recognize and mourn the passing of the victims in Parkland, Florida. 

The order is for all state offices, agencies and municipalities, including schools for Tuesday, February 20.

Local Doctor's Insight: What You Need to Know About Pertussis

February 22, 2018

MONTCLAIR, NJ - Kevin Berg, M.D. of Mountainside Medical Center offers insight into the recent Pertussis case confirmed in Montclair. 

Pertussis, also known as whooping cough, has made an unwanted appearance at Montclair High School earlier this month, with 3 confirmed cases.

Pertussis is a very contagious respiratory illness that is caused by a bacteria called, Bordetella pertussis.

Join Montclair Mayor's Wellness Campaign

Join in a wide variety of activities promoting healthful lifestyles.

Montclair Township is one of many municipalities across the state participating in the Mayors Wellness Campaign (MW) -- an initiative of the New Jersey Health Care Quality Institute in partnership with the New Jersey State League of Municipalities. The Mayors Wellness Campaign mission is to equip mayors and other key leaders ...

Montclair Clergy Among 6 Protestors Pleading ‘Not Guilty’ in Court to Defiant Trespassing at Congressman’s Lance’s Office

February 21, 2018

WESTFIELD, NJ — Six people who were arrested at a sit-in to support “dreamers” Feb. 6  at Congressman Leonard Lance’s Westfield office pleaded “not guilty” to defiant trespassing Tuesday morning at Westfield Municipal Court.

Rev. Ann Ralosky and Rev. John Rogers of First Congregational Church in Montclair, Rabbi Elliott Tepperman of ...

East Brunswick Rabbi Charged with Engaging in Prostitution with a Child

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Aryeh Goodman, 35, the rabbi from the  East Brunswick Chabad Learning Center has been charged with one count of engaging in prostitution with a child and one count of endangering the welfare of a child.  He was one of thirty men charged with having sex with the teenager over a four-week period.

According to the New Jersey Jewish News, Goodman ...

Reward Offered for Information in Feb 3 Fatal Shooting on Ampere Parkway Bloomfield

February 23, 2018

BLOOMFIELD, NJ - The Essex County Sheriff’s Crime Stoppers Program is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to an arrest and conviction in an unsolved homicide that took place in Bloomfield Feb. 3. 

At approximately 6:54 p.m. Juan Santos Martinez, 55, of East Orange was shot and killed while seated in the driver side of his vehicle in the 200 block of Ampere ...

Reports: Montclair Police Search for Armed Robbery Suspect

MONTCLAIR, NJ - A strong-arm robbery was reported around 5am on Monday, according to breaking news network reports.

It was reported that police were looking for a white male suspect who fled from a Quick Check located at 146 Valley Rd. The suspect was described as driving a black SUV.

At the time of publication, Montclair Police officials had not returned request for ...

Montclair Clergy Among 6 Protestors Pleading ‘Not Guilty’ in Court to Defiant Trespassing at Congressman’s Lance’s Office

February 21, 2018

WESTFIELD, NJ — Six people who were arrested at a sit-in to support “dreamers” Feb. 6  at Congressman Leonard Lance’s Westfield office pleaded “not guilty” to defiant trespassing Tuesday morning at Westfield Municipal Court.

Rev. Ann Ralosky and Rev. John Rogers of First Congregational Church in Montclair, Rabbi Elliott Tepperman of ...

Morris County Crusaders After Strong First Season, Prepare For 2018

February 14, 2018

EAST HANOVER, N.J.- When the discussion about football in an unlimited weight league among eighth graders, Coaches Odysseas Delaportas and Jeff Eisele of Jefferson decided to take action.

American Youth Football, a non-profit football and cheer program bearing the logo, "non intrusive all inclusive seemed like a perfect fit. 

The team faced other ...

Boys Basketball: Millburn Beats Montclair, 55-39, in Essex County Tournament

MILLBURN, NJ - There is no more appropriate way for a team to give its coach a milestone victory than with the nearly perfect execution of a game plan.

The eighth-seeded Millburn boys basketball team ran its offense with surgical precision and defeated ninth-seeded Montclair, 55-39, Saturday in the first round of the Essex County Tournament for coach Rodger Blind's 300th career ...

Travel Idea: You Feel Like Freezing Your Beachballs Off this Saturday? - Polar Bear Plunge Benefiting the Special Olympics New Jersey

February 23, 2018

TAPintoTravels – On Saturday, Feb 24, an anticipated 7,000 people will brave the chilly waters of the Atlantic Ocean, participating in the annual Polar Bear Plunge in Seaside Heights, all to raise funds and awareness for Special Olympics New Jersey. This Plunge is especially noteworthy because it is the ...

Travel Spotlight: Another Encounter with Marine Life along the Jersey Shore

SPRING LAKE, NJ — In neighboring Spring Lake, a baby seal made its way onto the beach near the north end pavilion early this afternoon.

Photographer Nancy Orlowski discovered the harbor seal pup near the jetty situated just south of the pavilion on Ocean Avenue at Ludlow Avenue.

The seal’s Presidents Day appearance on February 19 comes one day after a whale was spotted off the ...

2 For 1 Valentine’s Day Special: Comedy and Music Tickets at the Wellmont

MONTCLAIR, NJ  - We seldom post these deals last minute, but it seems too good to miss.  It’s even better that a number of great events are at the Wellmont in Montclair.

Here are our picks to take your significant other out for a night on the town:

The Musical Box - a Genesis tribute band is performing decades worth of the band’s vast repertoire.  They ...

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Nutley Police Arrest Teen In Instagram School Threat Case

February 24, 2018

NUTLEY, NJ - The Nutley Police Department made an arrest in the case of an Instagram video post. An 18 year old resident was charged with Third Degree False Public Alarm.

Jospeh Rafanello, a senior at Nutley High School, was arrested and taken to Essex County Jail. The arrest followed a full investigation by the police.  

Chief Thomas Strumolo stated that the ...

Bayonne High School Placed on Lockdown Following False Snapchat Threat

February 23, 2018

BAYONNE, N.J. – Bayonne High School was placed on lockdown following a false report of a student with a gun at the school was circulating through Snapchat.

The lockdown was confirmed by TAPinto.net by multiple student tweets about the incident.

Following an investigation, officials determined that the threat was not credible as the Snapchat posts were related to Belan High School ...

Upcoming Events

Sat, February 24

Scherman Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary, Bernardsville

NJ Audubon: Volunteer Art Show!

Arts & Entertainment Green

Sat, February 24, 2:00 PM

Scherman Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary, Bernardsville

NJ Audubon: Give a Hoot! Owls of New Jersey.

Education Green

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Sat, February 24, 4:00 PM

Lobby - Office Building, Livingston

Gun Violence Prevention & Congressional Candidates

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Montclair Police Blotter: Theft of Delivered Packages, Arrests and More

February 21, 2018

MONTCLAIR, NJ-  The following police blotter was issued by the Montclair Police Department on February 20, 2018:

Arrest:

 

02-13-2018 - A 16yoa East Orange male was arrested and charged with Unlawful Taking by Means of Conveyance, resulting from an investigation into a vehicle theft which occurred on 1/25/2018.

'What Stays' exposes family secrets and lies

‘What Stays’ exposes family secrets, resentment and lies

By Liz Keill

SUMMIT, NJ – In an original play by Laura Ekstrand and Jason Szamreta, the Dreamcatcher Repertory Theatre has provided an enlightening, funny and heart-felt view of family foibles.

Ekstrand has said that the germ of the play came from conversations with the ensemble members of the troupe, based on ...

EarthCam Shares Live Webcam Views of Seaside Heights Polar Bear Plunge

February 23, 2018

TAPintoTravels - If you saw our article, you know about the Polar Bear Plunge this Saturday to support the Special Olympics.  If you cannot be there, but want to see the festivities, this press release tells you how you can.

WHAT: Tomorrow, February 24 from 9am-1pm ET, thousands of people will make a mad dash into the cold waters of the Atlantic Ocean just off the ...