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Update: 2 Attempted Abductions Reported in Montclair

January 17, 2017

MONTCLAIR, NJ - Two reports of attempted abduction have been reported in Montclair on Tuesday.

Surrounding towns have been notified.  Information will be provided as it becomes available.  

Update:  After TAPinto Montclair first broke this news story, law enforcement officials have confirmed this report and released a sketch of the ...

School of Rock Montclair: Food Drive T-Shirt Exchange to Help those in Need

School of Rock Montclair to Trade Free T-Shirts for Food Donations and Show Programs

School of Rock Montclair will be accepting donations of full grocery bags of non-perishable items at their 125 Valley Road location from Friday, 1/20 through Monday, 1/30.  In exchange for the donations and a program from one of the School’s free January concerts, the School ...

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Activities Around Montclair, Jan. 16

MONTCLAIR, NJ - Several events throughout the Township of Montclair will take place on January 16.

On Monday, January 16 2017 at 7:30 AM in the MHS George Innes Annex Atrium, please join the President of The Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholarship Fund, Inc., Mr. Stanley White and the entire Board of Trustees, friends and community members, at the 28th Annual Scholarship ...

Lash Studio Launches in Montclair

January 8, 2017

MONTCLAIR, NJ - Amazing Lash Studio in Montclair will hold a grand opening celebration on Thursday, January 12 from 4 to 8 pm at the new location at 644 Bloomfield Avenue.

Businesswoman Elaina Watley, the owner of the Amazing Lash Studio Montclair franchise, is also the sports agent for Victor Cruzwide receiver for the NY Giants, and she sits on the Board of the Victor ...

'Real Housewives of NJ' Boutique 'Envy by Melissa Gorga' Abruptly Closed

MONTCLAIR, N.J. - A featured part of the last season of "The Real Housewives of NJ", "Envy by Melissa Gorga" is now closed.

Patrons were greeted with a sign that said the shop was "temporarily closed due to inventory", and will reopen.

Sources close to the matter indicate that there may have been differences between the business partners. This information has ...

North Essex Chamber of Commerce Unveils Connection Card Program

MONTCLAIR, NJ – The North Essex Chamber of Commerce (NECC) is seeking to connect its members with the community through the newly unveiled Connection Card program. Launching in 2017, the program offers a discount card valid at participating NECC businesses.

The card is available for purchase by the general community and is valid from Jan. 1 to Dec. 31, 2017. Savings include free ...

Ciattarelli Announces Successful Throat Cancer Surgery, Scales Back Gubernatorial Campaign Temporarily

January 13, 2017

 

TRENTON, NJ - State Assemblyman Jack Ciattarelli, R-16th, a candidate for the Republican nomination for governor, announced yesterday that he had undergone successful surgery for throat cancer in November, and will be curtailing his campaign schedule temporarily.

Gearing up for a primary campaign against several other Republicans who want to run for New Jersey, Ciattarelli, a ...

8th Annual Winter Pancake Breakfast & Clothing Drive at Montclair HS

January 5, 2017

MONTCLAIR, NJ - The community is invited to participate in the eighth annual Brother to Brother Family “Winter Pancake Breakfast and Winter Clothing Drive” that will take place on Saturday, January 28, from 8:00am to 11:30am. The event will take place in the Montclair High School, Main Building Cafeteria, located at 100 Chestnut Street. 

For the past eight ...

January 11, 2017

MONTCLAIR, NJ - The Montclair Police Department is holding a “Mitten Tree” charity event from January 9 through February 1 to collect winter clothing items for Montclair Emergency Services for the Homeless (MESH) who will distribute them to the needy to provide warmth during cold weather.

Community members are asked to donate scarves, mittens and hats at the Mitten Tree ...

Volunteers Needed: Montclair Fire Department and MSU Host MLK Day of Service, Jan. 16

MONTCLAIR, NJ - The Montclair Fire Department will join with the Montclair State University (MSU) Center for Community Engagement and Center for Student Involvement to host a Martin Luther King Day of Service on Monday, January 16.

Volunteers from AmeriCorps; members of MSU faculty, students, and alumni; and community members will help spread invaluable fire prevention information by going ...

Brendan Gill Sworn in as VP of Essex County Freeholder Board

January 5, 2017

NEWARK NJ - Freeholder Brendan Gill was sworn in as Vice President of the Essex County Board of Chosen Freeholders in a ceremony at the Essex County Courthouse on Wednesday evening. 

"It is an honor and privilege to serve the residents and my neighbors each and every day," Gill stated afterward. 

The office of Vice President, like that of the President of the Chosen ...

Mountainside Medical Group Adds Primary Care Physician to Staff

January 17, 2017

 

 

 

 

Montclair, NJ – Mountainside Medical Group announced the addition of physician Gayon Hyatt, M.D., MPH expanding the group to 16 physicians. 

 

As a primary-care physician, Dr. Hyatt believes in the principles of wellness, preventive medicine, body, mind and spirit care, and personalized medicine for all. “I ...

Montclair Mayor's 12-Week Wellness Challenge Begins

MONTCLAIR, NJ - Montclair residents have the opportunity to participate in Mayor Robert Jackson's new initiative on health and wellness. The Mayor's wellness challenge kick-off event was held on Monday at the Montclair fire department headquarters located at 1 Pine Street.

The Mayor’s Wellness Challenge is a program designed to help people lose weight, increase fitness ...

Update: 2 Attempted Abductions Reported in Montclair

January 17, 2017

MONTCLAIR, NJ - Two reports of attempted abduction have been reported in Montclair on Tuesday.

Surrounding towns have been notified.  Information will be provided as it becomes available.  

Update:  After TAPinto Montclair first broke this news story, law enforcement officials have confirmed this report and released a sketch of the ...

New Details: Montclair Firefighters Battle Car Blaze on Greenwood Avenue

MONTCLAIR, NJ - According to breaking news reports, Montclair firefighters battled a car fire located at 82 Greenwood Avenue on Wednesday evening, thus closing nearby streets.

Sometime around 6 p.m., Montclair firefighters rushed to the scene to prevent the fire from spreading any further. The fire was extinguished rather quickly, however, Walnut Street and Claremont Avenue ...

New Fire Truck Arrives in Montclair

MONTCLAIR, NJ - Montclair fire officials celebrate the arrival of a new fire truck. The 2016 Pierce Arrow XT '105 is the first new truck in over a few decades, fire officials state. 

An official ribbon cutting is being planned for a later date. 

After a Decade, New Hope Baptist Church of East Orange Still in the Game: Church Hosts 11th Annual NFL Sunday

January 11, 2017

EAST ORANGE, NJ - It’s no surprise that in most churches today, women outnumber men when it comes to involvement in the life of the church.  The shortage of males in church is an ongoing challenge with no easy solution.  “Our church is certainly no exception.  What make us different is that we decided not to ignore our gender gap issue, but to proactively address this ...

Montclair High School Alumni Making History in College Football

January 15, 2017

MONTCLAIR, NJ - There have been several Montclair High School graduates making some impressive moves on college football fields across the country. Numerous MHS football player alumni are currently playing on teams that went to or are going to Bowl games.

 

College football bowl games are usually played from mid-December to early January. According to published reports, ...

Ice Hockey: MKA Defeated in Nutley's Tie-Breaker Victory

MONTCLAIR, NJ -- Nutley Raiders senior Gerard LaFiura scored a goal in the last two minutes Wednesday night, breaking a 3-3 tie with the Montclair Kimberley Cougars and leading his team to their third season win.

The Raiders improved to (3-8-2, 0-5-1 NJIHL) with the 4-3 win, while the Cougars fell to (3-4-2, 0-4-2 NJIHL).

After Raiders senior Phil Woodkotch scored an assisted goal from ...

Special Olympics New Jersey to Hold Figure Skating Competition at Codey Arena

WEST ORANGE, NJ —Special Olympics New Jersey (SONJ) athletes this week began competing in the culminating event of the season, the annual Winter Games—a multi-day, multi-sport competition that gives nearly 800 SONJ athletes an opportunity to compete. On Sunday, Codey Arena in West Orange will host the figure skating competition.

Floor hockey and volleyball were contested first ...

Road Trip! As New Brunswick Changes, the Corner Tavern Remains

January 6, 2017

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Vinnie Inzano has tended bar at the Corner Tavern since 1976, when his father bought the watering hole. He’ll probably continue tending bar there until it either closes or, only slightly less imaginable, a catastrophe wipes New Brunswick off the map.

At the intersection of Easton Avenue and Somerset Street, the Corner Tavern has welcomed travelers from the train ...

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Nutley's Sunday Summer Farmers' Market has Openings for Farmers and Food Crafters

January 17, 2017

NUTLEY, NJ -  Greenutley and the Nutley Farmers' Market have open market slots for farmers and food crafters from across the Garden State. The Nutley Farmers' Market operates June through October, but the planning is taking place now. 

This market is the only Sunday market in Essex County, and is the only Sunday Farmers' Market in a 15 mile radius of town. It is ...

Woodland Park Police Recover Body in Morris Canal

January 14, 2017

WOODLAND PARK, NJ - A body was recovered by authorities Friday morning in a section of a stream located in the Morris Canal. Police closed off the area located behind the American Legion Hall on Mount Pleasant Avenue, where they were investigating the scene. 

According to Detective Lt. John Uzzalino, police received a call at approximately 8:30 a.m. that a body was found in the ...

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Women's March on Washington: Why, and Why Now?

January 12, 2017

As Donald Trump’s inauguration draws near, a number of groups are planning various events and rallies – perhaps most notably, the Women’s March on Washington. I have read a number of opinion pieces and spoken to many people about the March, and several questions and criticisms seem to consistently arise. I would like to address two of the major themes.

(Q) The election is ...

Seminar: 21st Century Safety for Children and Adults on the Spectrum: Issues and Strategies

January 17, 2017

Spectrum360, (formerly The Children's Institute) presents a free seminar open to the community, presented by Adrienne Robertiello, Autism Educator at Children’s Specialized Hospital.

As part of its annual free Spectrum of Options Seminar Series, Spectrum360 will present “21st Century Safety for Children and Adults on the Spectrum: Issues and Strategies” on Wednesday, ...