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Montclair Women's Club Presents "Speak Easy Montclair," a Storytelling Event, Dec. 10

December 10, 2017

MONTCLAIR, NJ-- On Sunday Dec. 10, the Montclair Women's Club presents "Speak Easy Montclair," a storytelling event featuring six local women. The narratives, based on the format popularized by the Moth and similar story-telling events, all involve real-life moments -- some funny, some poignant.

 

The event starts at 1:30 PM at the clubhouse, 82 Union Street.

29th Annual Kwanzaa Celebration to Take Place at MPL, Dec. 17

MONTCLAIR, NJ - The 29th Annual Kwanzaa Celebration will take place at the Montclair Public Library on Sunday, December 17.

There will be a special celebration from Mama Yaa of Pyramid Dance Company.  Guests will also be entertained by African dance and drumming as well as facepainting by Chet Wellborn.

Chef Abraham Dickerson will provide food samples for all ...

MONTCLAIR FILM: TAYLOR MAC TO PERFORM “A 24-DECADE HISTORY OF POPULAR MUSIC,” MAY 4 

December 4, 2017, MONTCLAIR, NJ—Montclair Film today announced that it has partnered with Pomegranate Arts to present 2017 MacArthur Fellow and Pulitzer Prize finalist Taylor Mac’s “A 24-Decade History of Popular Music (Abridged)” at the 2018 Montclair Film Festival. Proceeds from this performance art concert—May 4, 2018, 7:30pm, at ...

Chinese Firm Buys One Newark Center

December 11, 2017

NEWARK, NJ - A Chinese investment and development firm has acquired one of Newark's most visible properties.

The sale of One Newark Center to Beijing Ideal Group—a joint-venture between an affiliate of The Praedium Group, LLC and Mack-Cali Realty Corp.—was finalized Thursday, with investment management company JLL completing the acquisition of ...

Montclair Business Logo Sparks Outrage and Dialogue on Sexualization

MONTCLAIR, NJ - "Sleazy and Tasteless" are just a few of the words Montclair residents have used to describe the logo of the newest Montclair ice cream shop. 

Dairy Air Ice Cream Co., located at 521 Bloomfield Ave. in Montclair, has recently come under fire since Nutley resident Amy Tingle posted her thoughts on her personal Facebook page.

Tingle wrote:

An open letter ...

Author Joe Brown Visits Montclair Elementary Schools

December 13, 2017

MONTCLAIR, NJ - On Monday, December 11th, Author Joe Brown, spoke with the third-grade students at Bradford Elementary School and on Thursday, December 14th he will speak with third-grade students at Watchung Elementary School at 10:30 a.m. 

The father of Montclair business owner and makeup mogul, Bobbi Brown, Joe will also be doing a Facebook Live with his ...

K-8 Students in Montclair to Participate in ‘Hour of Code’ Event This Week

MONTCLAIR, NJ —The wave of the future is that all kids will be coding, says experts. 7 to 12 year old Montclair kids will be using coding skills to build a Star Wards Droid on Friday, December 10, 2017 between 4pm & 6pm at the Montclair Learning Center, 360 Bloomfield Ave, Montclair, NJ 07042.

littleBits, the company that empowers kids to be inventors, ...

Essex Co. Exec Joe DiVincenzo Launches 2018 Re-election Campaign with Show of Force 

December 11, 2017

NEWARK, NJ - In a show of force intended to dissuade potential primary challengers, Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo announced his re-election campaign amid a sea of supporters from Washington, D.C. to Trenton, from Newark City Hall to the outer reaches of West Essex.

"Essex County has never been this strong, not only here, but throughout the state of New Jersey," said ...

Famed Chef Marcus Samuelsson Opens Restaurant Marcus B&P in Downtown Newark

December 11, 2017

NEWARK, NJ - Acclaimed celebrity chef Marcus Samuelsson knows what he wants and he knows how to get it.

He helped Harlem, long the hub of African-American culture, become happening again with a pair of successful restaurants that are contributing to the revitalization of the famed Manhattan neighborhood.

Samuelsson is rolling the dice by opening a new restaurant in Newark, now undergoing ...

Stop & Shop Recalls Herb-ox Beef Granulated Boullion 4 oz

BLOOMFIELD, NJ - Creative Contract Packaging, LLC is voluntarily Herb-ox Beef Granulated Boullion 4 oz due to the potential presence of an undeclared milk allergen. It was sold in Stop&Shop stores.

UPC:003360000020
Codes:Best If Used By SEPT 2020 and OCT 2020

Customers may return impacted product for a full refund. Only product with Best If Used By Dates of SEPT 2020 and OCT ...

The Original Soupman Donates Hundreds of Soup Servings to Toni’s Kitchen

December 5, 2017

MONTCLAIR, NJ - The Original Soupman, the makers of soup, donated 500 servings of soup to Toni’s Kitchen in Montclair Tuesday.

Joe Hagan, President of The Original Soupman, will be present to celebrate the donation of The Original Soupman’s hundreds of servings of soup to this local feeding program.

Toni’s Kitchen is a non-profit feeding program serving Essex ...

Peggy O'Boyle Dunigan, Civic Leader in Bloomfield, Passes Away

December 14, 2017

BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- Longtime resident and former Councilwoman Peggy O'Boyle Dunigan passed away today.  Dunigan was a widely respected Councilwoman from 2002-2007 and again from 2011-2013.  She was well known throughout town and her impact on the community was immeasurable.  

Dunigan was a fixture on Broad Street where she could always be found at ...

Rep. Payne, Jr., Calls for Modernization of the Federal Gas Tax

WASHINGTON, D.C. — According to a recent Wall Street Journal analysis, 51 percent of I-95 in Essex County, New Jersey, has substandard pavement. Essex County, which is in New Jersey’s Tenth Congressional District, is the worst stretch of pavement along the 1,919-mile-long highway.

It comes as no surprise to New Jerseyans that the portion of I-95 running through Essex ...

Home Fur the Holidays Event at Montclair Township Animal Shelter

December 10, 2017

MONTCLAIR, NJ - From December 9-31, Montclair Township Animal Shelter is having a "Home fur the Holidays" adoption event!  $5 adoption fee on all adult cats!!!  All adoptable cats are ready to go home today!  They are vaccinated, spayed/neutered, microchipped and screened for FIV/FeLV.d. 

Visit us on Petfinder at ...

Montclair Officials Warn: Water May Have Unpleasant Smell and Taste

MONTCLAIR, NJ - Montclair Township officials announced that the water may have a foul smell and taste. Officials maintain that the water is not harmful to drink and that all should be well by Monday.

They issued the following statement on the matter:

"Last night the NJDWSC had a turbidity issue that caused a lower than normal chlorine residual with a unpleasant taste and smell to the ...

Essex County's “Night of Conversation” to Shine Spotlight on Drug Addiction, Tues. Dec. 5

BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- The Essex County “Night of Conversation” with take place at Bloomfield Middle School, 60 Huck Road, on Tuesday, December 5th, from 7:00 to 9:00 pm.

The Essex County Board of Chosen Freeholders and local advocates are teaming up to discuss the growing opiate crisis. Speakers will include Assemblywoman Mila Jasey (D-Maplewood) and Bloomfield resident and advocate ...

79 Arrested in Massive Child Pornography and Trafficking Sting

December 2, 2017

TRENTON, NJ – Arrests have been made in a massive operation that stretched from New Jersey to California, that targeted sex offenders, and persons possessing child pornography was announced today by Attorney General Christopher S. Porrino.

Arrests of 79 child predators and child pornography offenders in “Operation Safety Net,” a nine-month, multi-agency child protection ...

Montclair Police Chief Conforti Receives Community Service Award

December 14, 2017

MONTCLAIR, NJ -- Montclair Police Chief Todd M. Conforti received the Giblin Association Community Service Award for Public Safety at the organization’s 26th annual awards and charity breakfast held Sunday December 3 at Mayfair Farms in West Orange. Chief Conforti was recognized for his more than 22 years of service with the Montclair Police Department.

“I am truly ...

Montclair Man Arrested for Multiple Burglaries, Broke into Officer's Home

BLOOMFIELD, NJ - A Montclair man was arrested after breaking into the garage of an Essex County Sheriff's Officer in Bloomfield Wednesday night.

Timear Haley of Montclair broke in to a garage belonging to Theodore Brown of the Essex County Sheriff's Office at approximately 11 p.m. Wednesday night. Haley was riding his bike from Belleville to Montclair and went into the garage ...

Montclair Firefighters Give to Local Students

MONTCLAIR, NJ - On Friday, November 17 members of the Montclair Fire Department visited the Minnie Lucy Head Start School on Baldwin St, Glen Ridge to give school supplies and fire safety lessons to local children.

Chief John Herrmann, Deputy Chief Brian Wilde and Fire Inspector Imelda Muench were joined by the crew of Truck 1, Lieutenant John Benson and Fire Fighters Greg Murray and ...

St. Paul Baptist Church Celebrates 115 Years in Montclair

December 14, 2017

MONTCLAIR, NJ - St. Paul Baptist Church recently celebrated its 115th anniversary.

On November 12, hundreds gathered at in celebration of the 115th anniversary. Founded in 1902 by Reverend T.T. Tucker, the established vision of building a church was one that would embrace the community and teach the word of God.

St.Paul's first official ...

Join for a Grand Hanukkah celebration and menorah lighting, December 17

Join us for a grand community-wide Chanukah

Celebration,

 

followed by the lighting of Montclair’s tallest

Menorah!

Featuring an exciting magic show, balloon twisting, music &

 

dancing, Sizzling Latkes, doughnuts and Chocolate Gelt.

4:30 PM - Chanukah Celebration, at the Hinck Building Atrium

 

(outside the Bow Tie Claridge ...

Montclair Swim Teams Top Caldwell and Verona

December 11, 2017

MONTCLAIR, NJ - The Montclair High School girls swim team snapped a seven-year losing streak against perennial Essex County powerhouse Caldwell on Monday (12/4), coming from behind in the last three events to pull out a thrilling 92-78 victory.

The girls' win was the highlight of a week in which both the girls and boys teams picked up two more victories, over Caldwell and Verona, to remain ...

Statewide Steroid Testing of High School Athletes Yields One Positive Result

ROBBINSVILLE, NJ – The results are in for NJSIAA’s 2016-17 random steroid testing program for New Jersey’s scholastic athletes. Of the 502 male and female student-athletes tested, one was found to be positive for any of 80 banned substances, including anabolic steroids. 

The athletes tested under the annual NJSIAA program – all of whom were drawn from teams that ...

Montclair's Tarrin Earle Named Mini Max High School Award Winner

MONTCLAIR, NJ - Montclair High School student Tarrin Earle has been named the winner of a prestigious award for playing football. The Mini Max High School Award is given to high schools students across the
state of New Jersey each year.

Maxwell Football Club President, Mark Dianno, announced Earle among the 65 Mini Max High School Award winners for 2017.  

The ...

Chinese Firm Buys One Newark Center

December 11, 2017

NEWARK, NJ - A Chinese investment and development firm has acquired one of Newark's most visible properties.

The sale of One Newark Center to Beijing Ideal Group—a joint-venture between an affiliate of The Praedium Group, LLC and Mack-Cali Realty Corp.—was finalized Thursday, with investment management company JLL completing the acquisition of ...

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Bloomfield Police Capture Package Thief Following Anonymous Tip

December 14, 2017

BLOOMFIELD, NJ - An anonymous tip from a witness led to the arrest of a man suspected of package theft. The arrest was made Wednesday afternoon after the theft of a UPS package from the porch of a home on North 15th Street. 

Michael Ramos, 33, was located with the stolen package in his possession by Bloomfield Police Officer Robert Estelle and Detective James Peri and arrested ...

Former Rutgers Student Pleads Guilty to Involvement in University Cyber Attack

December 14, 2017

TRENTON, NJ - A former Rutgers student pleaded guilty to his involvement in a series of cyber attacks against the Rutgers University computer network, which left the internet crippled for days at a time, US Department of Justice Officials announced on December 13.

Paras Jha, 21, of Fanwood, faces up to 10 years in prison and a fine of up to $250,000, US officials announced, after he pled ...

Upcoming Events

Fri, December 15

Scherman Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary, Bernardsville

NJ Audubon: Volunteer Art Show!

Arts & Entertainment Green

Fri, December 15, 12:00 PM

Montclair Art Museum, Montclair

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Reader More Offended by Comments Against President, than Cheeky Cow Logo

December 11, 2017

Compared to a cartoonish image of a cow with a big butt‎, I'm much more offended by Ms. Tingle's baseless smear of the President of the United States as a "sexual predator." I assume because she didn't name him and he's a public figure, it's OK to publish what otherwise would be considered libel. 

Ironically, although what Ms. Tingle wrote is likely ...

Montclair Police Blotter: Holiday Decorations Stolen, Theft Through Unlocked Doors and More

December 13, 2017

MONTCLAIR, NJ - The following blotter was issued by the Motclair Police Department on December 12, 2018.

Arrest:

12-06-2017 (Glenridge Avenue) Mr. Jamal Liggins, 38yoa from Montclair, was arrested and charged with Disorderly persons for being intoxicated in the street and refusing to comply with officers. 

12-06-2017 (Bloomfield Avenue) Mr. Savon Hayles, 27yoa from Montclair, ...

'An Act of God' takes a leap of faith at George Street

‘An Act of God’ takes leap of faith at George Street Playhouse

By Liz Keill

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – If anyone can portray God, it must be Kathleen Turner. Local theatre goers are fortunate indeed, to have the throaty, stage smart Turner in our midst.

Turner, of course, is not only an acclaimed actress, but a female God with plenty to say about the ups and downs of religion ...

New Jersey Greets Governor-Elect Murphy With Cautious Optimism

December 14, 2017

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. – New Jerseyans see a glimmer of hope for the Garden State following Phil Murphy’s gubernatorial victory in November, according to the latest Rutgers-Eagleton Poll.

After an increasingly pessimistic outlook about the state for the past two years, residents have slightly reversed course: while 60 percent believe New Jersey is still going off on the wrong ...