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Montclair NAACP Celebrates 101 Years of Service

October 21, 2017

HANOVER, NJ - The Montclair chapter of the NAACP celebrated 101 years of service on October 13 by giving recognition to those serving the community.

During the annual Thurgood Marshall Freedom Fund Dinner & Awards Ceremony held at the Hanover Manor, the following community servants were honored:

Euphemia Lofton Haynes, Education Award  

Bloomfield College President, Richard ...

Wyclef Jean Visits Montclair to Promote Album and Tour

MONTCLAIR, NJ - International recording artist Wyclef Jean stopped through Montclair at the Historic Wellmont Theatre on Thursday where he'll be performing on November 3 at 8pm.  

His new album Carnival III: The Fall and Rise of a Refugee, is his first album in 8 years and is being released on the 20th anniversary of his debut album "The ...

Author Talk & Concert: Barbara Kukla’s The Encyclopedia of Newark Jazz Today at MPL

MONTCLAIR, NJ - West Orange Resident and former Star Ledger Columnist, Barbara Kukla will be signing copies of her sixth book entitled, "The Encyclopedia of Newark Jazz " today at the Montclair Public Library.

Kukla’s book is about the people of Newark and its rich history.

Her previous books include Swing City: Newark Nightlife, 1925-50, ...

Community Development Block Grant Applications Available

October 22, 2017

MONTCLAIR, NJ - The Township of Montclair has announced availability of applications for federal funds. Details are as follows:

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that applications for federal funds under HUD’s 2018 Community Development Block Grant Program (CDBG) are now available from the Montclair Department of Planning & Community Development. According to Planning Director Janice Talley, ...

Christie, Booker, and Baraka show strong support for Newark to be next Amazon HQ

A bipartisan trinity of New Jersey politico firepower assembled in downtown Newark to shoot the first salvo needed to score a major economic triumph for New Jersey's largest city: the construction in Newark of the new corporate headquarters for Amazon, the world's largest online retailer.  

All three of the prime politicians in place inside Rutgers Business School on ...

MSU Panel: Women's Entrepreneurship Week "Social Entrepreneurs Changing the World," Oct. 19

Social Entrepreneurs Changing the World
Thursday, Oct. 19, 6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Montclair State, University Hall Conference Center

This compelling event will feature a keynote address by Alfa Demmellash, and then a panel of social entrepreneurs:

Alfa Demmellash grew up in Ethiopia on less than a dollar a day, before immigrating to the U.S. and landing at Harvard. She ...

Bloomfield College Open House Breaks Record

October 21, 2017

BLOOMFIELD, NJ - Bloomfield College's open house on October 14 drew a record-breaking number of prospective students and families to campus. More than 550 guests from across the Tri-State area were greeted by student workers and volunteers.

"This was the largest open house we have ever had at the institution," said Adam Castro, Vice President for Enrollment Management. "The ...

Springfield's Apicella Leads Montclair State vs. Salisbury in Homecoming Game Saturday

MONTCLAIR, NJ - As Montclair State heads into its crucial Homecoming football game against conference foe Salisbury University at Sprague Field Saturday at 2 p.m., a Jonathan Dayton alumnus will be at the helm leading the way.

Quarterback John Apicella, a 6-foot, 180-pound junior and 2015 graduate of Dayton, will make his third start of the season for Montclair State after engineering two ...

Montclair State University Celebrates Opening of New Media Building

MONTCLAIR, NJ - During a ribbon-cutting ceremony on September 26, Montclair State University officials opened a new, high-tech, multimedia School of Communication and Media Building.

“We believe this is the most technologically advanced media and production facility of any university in North America and that it is, in fact, more advanced that many professional ...

Obama, Murphy Define Leadership at 2017 Campaign Rally in Newark

October 22, 2017

NEWARK, NJ - Everyone in New Jersey knows that all roads and all trains ultimately lead to Newark, the state's largest city.

With the Garden State, and all of America, at a crossroads, former U.S. President Barack Obama came to downtown Newark this week to back Phil Murphy's bid to become New Jersey's governor less than three weeks before the Nov. 7 election.

Woven into the 44th ...

Lieutenant Governor Candidates Square Off in MSU Debate

MONTCLAIR, NJ - The boxing gloves were on as Lieutenant Gubernatorial candidates Shelia Oliver and Carlos Rendo met face to face Monday in the only televised debate held prior to the upcoming NJ General Election, November 7.

Held in the Presidential Theatre on the Montclair State University campus, the telecast was hosted by NJTV News and sponsored by PSE&G for ...

Former President Obama to visit Newark to campaign for Murphy

Former U.S. President Barack Obama is scheduled to roll into downtown Newark on Thursday to campaign for the Democratic New Jersey gubernatorial candidate Phil Murphy as the battle to run New Jersey heats up in the race's final weeks. 

Obama's appearance in New Jersey's largest city less than three weeks before the Nov. 7 election on behalf of Murphy is ...

Local Celebrity Chefs Partner to Host "Dine 4 a Difference" to Benefit The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

October 17, 2017

VERONA, NJ - Cedar Grove native and Food Network 'Chopped' judge Amanda Freitag, Verona Chef Ariane Duarte and Verona resident Chef Floyd Cardoz have partnered with Newman Cares, Inc., a charitable organization in Verona whose mission is to bring communities and neighbors together and raise funds and awareness for The American Foundation for Suicide ...

Montclair Township Receives $142K for Microgrid Exploration

October 13, 2017

MONTCLAIR, NJ - Will Montclair Township get Microgrids? A grant award of $142,480 will explore the possibilities.

On Wednesday, Richard S. Mroz, President of the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities and Joseph Lake. Fiordaliso, BPU Commissioner were joined by Montclair Sustainability Officer Gray Russell, Montclair Councilor-at-Large Robert Russo, and Acting Township Manager Timothy ...

1624 residents participated in Essex County Fall Hazardous Waste Day

CEDAR GROVE, NJ - 1624 Essex County residents brought material to be recycled at Essex County's Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day on Saturday October 7. The event was organized by the Essex County Utilities Authority. 

The event gave residents the chance to safely dispose of pesticides, herbicides, motor oil, paint, fluorescent light bulbs and other items in an ...

Former Governor Whitman Honored at Great Swamp Watershed Gala Celebration

FLORHAM PARK, NJ - Former New Jersey Governor Christine Todd Whitman was the honored guest at the Great Swamp Watershed Association 2017 Gala Celebration held Thursday night at the Brooklake Country Club.

Chatham residents turned out for the fundraiser that supports the yearly budget of the association, which is "dedicated to protecting and improving the water resources of the ...

It's That Time of Year: St. James and MFD Collaborate for Annual Coat Drive

October 22, 2017

The Montclair Fire Department and St. James Church are working together for a seasonal coat drive to help those in need in our community keep warm when the temperatures drop. The coat drive runs from October 15 to November 15. Please feel free to drop off any size coats for all ages, children and adults, at the three fire house locations:

151 Harrison Avenue
588 Valley Road
Fire ...

Local Celebrity Chefs Partner to Host "Dine 4 a Difference" to Benefit The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

VERONA, NJ - Cedar Grove native and Food Network 'Chopped' judge Amanda Freitag, Verona Chef Ariane Duarte and Verona resident Chef Floyd Cardoz have partnered with Newman Cares, Inc., a charitable organization in Verona whose mission is to bring communities and neighbors together and raise funds and awareness for The American Foundation for Suicide ...

Habitat for Humanity of Greater Newark Joins Statewide Hurricane Relief Effort for Puerto Rico

NEWARK, NJ - Habitat for Humanity of Greater Newark (HFHGN) has announced a partnership with “New Jersey for Puerto Rico Hurricane Relief” (NJ4PR), created by leaders of the state's Puerto Rican community in a statewide effort to help the people of Puerto Rico in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria.

More than half a million New Jerseyans claim Puerto Rican ancestry, with ...

"A Beautiful Mind" Nobel Prize Winner is Honored by New Jersey Congressional Representatives

October 15, 2017

WASHINGTON, D.C. – – Thursday Congresswoman Bonnie Watson Coleman (D-NJ) announced passage of her bill in the House to name a Princeton post office after scholar and pioneer, Dr. John F. Nash, Jr.  He is the only person to be awarded both the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences and the Abel Prize in Economics.

“Dr. John F. Nash, Jr. serves as a ...

Department of Justice: ISIS Sympathizer Arrested in Cranford, Plotting the "Next 9/11" with Two Accomplices

October 9, 2017

NEW YORK, NY – The Department of Justice released details of a thwarted terror plot to attack New York City during the summer of 2016 on Friday.

Three men, who were arrested in 2016 and 2017, planned to detonate bombs in Times Square and the New York City subway system and shoot civilians at concert venues in support of ISIS, according to the Department of Justice.

The three arrested ...

Join the Montclair Police Department for Trunk or Treat, Oct. 31

October 20, 2017

MONTCLAIR, NJ - Montclair Police Department will be hosting the first Trunk or Treat for the youth of the community on October 31, 2017.

Located at 647 Bloomfield Avenue, the event will take place from 4-7pm at the rear lot of the Montclair Police Station. 

 

Montclair Police Youth Programs Available

The Montclair Police offers the following two programs to give youth of the community the opportunity to learn about Law Enforcement and the Montclair Police Department. The Junior Police Academy (Grades 6 - 8), and the Explorers (Grades 9 - 12) gives an up close and personal experience, as the youth are introduced to Officers, equipment, training etc.

Please see the attached flyer for further ...

Seton Hall University to launch Institute for Communications and Religion

October 15, 2017

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - Seton Hall University announced the launch of  Institute for Communication and Religion to foster open, clear communication between the Roman Catholic Church and the community at large. The Institute will be an interdisciplinary effort between the College of Communication and the Arts, Immaculate Conception Seminary School of Theology, the School of ...

Springfield's Apicella Leads Montclair State vs. Salisbury in Homecoming Game Saturday

October 15, 2017

MONTCLAIR, NJ - As Montclair State heads into its crucial Homecoming football game against conference foe Salisbury University at Sprague Field Saturday at 2 p.m., a Jonathan Dayton alumnus will be at the helm leading the way.

Quarterback John Apicella, a 6-foot, 180-pound junior and 2015 graduate of Dayton, will make his third start of the season for Montclair State after engineering two ...

Garden Club of Montclair Presents: Tip Toe Thru the Tulips, Oct. 16

October 8, 2017

Mark your calendar for the Garden Club of Montclair’s October Program Meeting “Tip Toe Thru the Tulips.” Annemarie Gerards-Adriaansen, from the world famous Keukenhof Gardens, will be at the Garden Club of Montclair. Her presentation will not be in Dutch but spoken in the language of amazing landscapes covering 80 acres and 7 million bulbs of blooming color.  All are ...

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'Strut Your Mutt' Canine Costume Parade at Brookdale Park, Oct. 21

October 16, 2017

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ – Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. invites Essex County dog owners to display their creativity and participate in Strut Your Mutt, Essex County’s Annual Canine Halloween Costume Parade and Contest. This year, two parades have been scheduled. Participation is free. The costume parades and contests will be held as follows:

Morning ...

Upcoming Events

Sun, October 22

The Wayrick Wildlife Gallery, at the Scherman Hoffman Wildlife Gallery, Bernardsville

NJ Audubon: The Wayrick Wildlife Art Gallery -- ...

Arts & Entertainment Education Green

Sun, October 22, 12:00 PM

Montclair Art Museum, Montclair

Philemona Williamson: Metaphorical Narratives ...

Arts & Entertainment

Sun, October 22, 12:00 PM

Montclair Art Museum, Montclair

Charles E. Burchfield: Weather Event September ...

Arts & Entertainment

Letter to the Editor: Election Talk at The Dinner Table

October 22, 2017

Why do we vote? That discussion is a good exercise in opening up a few family talks on ethics and personal responsibility. It will also help your children, partner, husband or wife better understand your own concerns about the community. 

The recent debate and Community TV interviews offer great information on our candidates. 

But honest dinner conversation just might ...

Paying tribute to 'Shakespeare in Love'

Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey pays tribute to ‘Shakespeare in Love’

By Liz Keill

MADISON, NJ – Many audiences loved the film version of “Shakespeare in Love,” which won the best picture Academy Award in 1999, with dialogue by Marc Noonan and Tom Stoppard. Adapted by Lee Hall for the stage, much of the dialogue remains. The production has a warmth and ...

Train through Time Rolls on Four Centuries In A Weekend

October 21, 2017

Bring the kids, bring a friend, because once again it’s that time to ride the rails into history.

On October 21 and 22, Union County celebrates Four Centuries In A Weekend, when historic sites and museums across the County open their doors to the public, free of charge.

Many of the sites are within walking distance of the train stations across the County, with some sites offering ...