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Rutgers professor Named Pulitzer Prize Finalist

April 19, 2018

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - For Evie Shockley, poetry – and her professorship at Rutgers University–New Brunswick – are central to her engagement with a world that needs change and central to the ways she prepares students to do their own engagement.

This week, Shockley was selected as a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in the poetry category. The Pulitzer ...

Two Montclair Residents Star in Studio Playhouse Production of 'Stuart Little'

UPPRER MONTCLAIR, NJ - At Upper Montclair’s Studio Playhouse this weekend and next, you and your family can see the final Magic Trunk Production of the season “Stuart Little”, directed by Alicia Hayes and adapted by Joseph Robinette.

The hilarious children’s play follows the adventures of E.B. White’s pint-sized hero Stuart Little (played by Kieran Wells of ...

Murphy, Oliver and Montclair Leaders Discuss $3M Revival of Main Street NJ and Neighborhood Preservation Progams

April 13, 2018

MONTCLAIR, NJ - Governor Phil Murphy visited Montclair Thursday to roll-out plans to restore funding for two of the Department of Community Affairs’(DCA) neighborhood improvement programs. 

The two programs, Main Street New Jersey (MSNJ) and the Neighborhood Preservation Program (NPP), were designed to strengthen the economic vigor of New Jersey’s downtown ...

Meet Kendra Johnson, Montclair's First African-American Superintendent

April 18, 2018

MONTCLAIR, NJ - Kendra V. Johnson, J.D., Ph.D., has been selected as Montclair’s permanent Superintendent of schools after an extensive search, the Montclair Board of Education announced at a special meeting on April 11. She is the district’s first permanent superintendent in three years, and the first African-American superintendent in its 144-year ...

Mayor Jackson Reappoints Hertzog and Robinson to School Board and Announces Two New Board Members

MONTCLAIR, NJ – Montclair Mayor Robert Jackson has reappointed two familiar faces to the Montclair Board of Education and announced new appointees for the post. Laura Hertzog and Eve Robinson will be reappointed, while Latifah Jannah and Priscilla will fill the two vacated positions.

The notice from Montclair Mayor Robert Jackson is as follows:

Today I notified Board ...

First Class at Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine at Seton Hall University starts July 9

NUTLEY, NJ - The Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine at Seton Hall University, on Prism's On3 campus, will begin accepting applications for its first class. The first class of 55 students will begin July 9 in the new school that aims to address the shortage of physicians in New Jersey.

Along with opening the School of Medicine, Seton Hall University will relocate its ...

Put A Little zest In Your Diet in Bloomfield Center

April 23, 2018

Bloomfield, N.J. - From a young age, Luciana was always an entrepreneur. At only seven years old, she would call her younger sister into her room and sprawl out her arms announcing "ROOOOOM SALES!" She would then sell her sister random items from her room and make her use her piggy bank change to pay.

Nowadays, "FOOD SALES" is more her drift.

Meet Luciana Contuzzi, the ...

Earth Day Celebrated in Montclair's South End

April 24, 2018

MONTCLAIR, NJ -  Dozens of residents flocked to the Montclair South End Business on Saturday to participate in the Earth Day celebration hosted by the South End Business District. 

During the early morning hours of this warm Spring day, business owners were sweeping and cleaning in front of their establishments as they prepared to gather in the parking ...

Monday Morning Rainstorms Wash Plastic Debris into Third River

NUTLEY, NJ - Monday morning's downpours led to the usual sharing of photos of flooding throughout the township, with the dam at Kingsland Manor and the Mudhole being popular subjects. The flood also revealed the problem of plastic litter in Nutley Parks. 

At Yanticaw Park, at the Centre St Bridge, the outflow pipe from street storm drains can be seen discharging a large ...

Montclair Business Owner Shares Inspiring Heart Health Story During Go Red for Women Luncheon

April 22, 2018

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Montclair resident and business owner Ahava Felicidad helped spread awareness and encourage healthy life choices by sharing her story with her luncheon neighbors.

In support of the American Heart Association’s (AHA) Go Red for Women campaign, a lifesaving movement that raises funding for cutting-edge research focused on cardiovascular health and ...

Women Need Better Treatment Behind Bars, Lawmakers Say

April 25, 2018

NEWARK, NJ - Middlesex County Assemblywoman Yvonne Lopez and U.S. Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) held a roundtable discussion Monday with criminal justice reform advocates and formally incarcerated women to discuss legislation Lopez and Assemblywoman Valerie Vainieri Huttle are introducing, modeled after legislation Booker introduced in the Senate, to reform the way women are treated behind ...

Gov. Murphy Announces Proposed NJTransit Funding Increase

Newark, NJ – Gov. Phil Murphy on Monday spread a message of hope regarding future improvements to NJTransit services and infrastructure due to a proposed $242 million increase in funding for NJTransit for the 2019 fiscal year. 

At a press conference held at NJTransit’s Central Maintenance Facility on Doremus Avenue in Newark, Murphy, Newark Mayor Ras J. Baraka, and other ...

Bateman Bill, “ Bijou’s Law”, to Require Training, Licensing for Pet Groomers

TRENTON, NJ - State Sen. Christopher "Kip" Bateman (R-16) will introduce legislation to increase protections for family pets by requiring pet groomers to be properly trained and licensed following the deaths of three dogs in five months at different New Jersey pet salons. .

“It is sadly far too common for us to read of dog grooming deaths in the news,” said Bateman.

Put A Little zest In Your Diet in Bloomfield Center

April 23, 2018

Bloomfield, N.J. - From a young age, Luciana was always an entrepreneur. At only seven years old, she would call her younger sister into her room and sprawl out her arms announcing "ROOOOOM SALES!" She would then sell her sister random items from her room and make her use her piggy bank change to pay.

Nowadays, "FOOD SALES" is more her drift.

Meet Luciana Contuzzi, the ...

Montclair Business Owner Shares Inspiring Heart Health Story During Go Red for Women Luncheon

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Montclair resident and business owner Ahava Felicidad helped spread awareness and encourage healthy life choices by sharing her story with her luncheon neighbors.

In support of the American Heart Association’s (AHA) Go Red for Women campaign, a lifesaving movement that raises funding for cutting-edge research focused on cardiovascular health and ...

More than 1800 Apply to Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine's First Class

NUTLEY, NJ - 1872 applications were received to be a part of the first class at Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine at Seton Hall University where the first class of 55 students will start July 9.

Those students will be a part of the plan to address the shortage of physicians in New Jersey and forge a new path in medical education that addresses profound changes in health ...

Bill Aimed at Stopping Teacher Predators Signed Into Law

April 17, 2018

TRENTON, NJ – Assemblyman Jay Webber’s landmark legislation stopping child predators in schools from easily changing jobs was signed into law April 11 by Governor Phil Murphy.

“This is a huge victory for our children, their parents, and our state,” said Webber (R-Morris) in a statement. “This landmark legislation creates safer schools and prioritizes the ...

Former Gov. Florio, Gun Violence Activists, Offer Blueprint

NEW BRUNSWICK - Former Gov. James Florio recalls a curious detail about his 1974 Congressional run in New Jersey’s 1st Legislative District: He had the support of the National Rifle Association. 

In today’s political climate, a nod from the gun lobby for a Democratic candidate who supports gun control is unthinkable. But 40 years ago, it was not a big ...

First Responders Assist in Three-Vehicle Pile-up at Gates and Bloomfield Ave. Intersection

April 12, 2018

MONTCLAIR, NJ - Three cars were involved in a motor vehicle accident sometime around 3p.m. on Wednesday, according to published reports.

The Breaking News Network has reported that one of the vehicles ran into a building located at the intersection of Gates Ave. and Bloomfield Avenue and required assistance from the Montclair Fire Department. 

Montclair Fire Officials could ...

Lunch & Learn: 'Israel at 70: Its Meaning and Value in Jewish Identity' with Professor Kenneth W. Stein Apr. 22

April 20, 2018

SUMMIT, NJ - For four decades, Kenneth W. Stein has taught Middle Eastern History and Political Science at Emory University. His scholarship focuses on the politics of the modern Arab world, American foreign policy toward the Middle East, modern Israel, and the Arab-Israeli negotiating process. Stein earned awards at Emory for excellence in teaching and life-long mentorship of ...

Brookdale Park to Begin Renovations, Essex County Officials Announce

April 25, 2018

Bloomfield/Montclair, NJ - Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. announced that the restroom building and the tennis court building in Essex County Brookdale Park are being modernized on Tuesday, April 24th. The upgrades are part of the County Executive's ongoing initiative to update parks infrastructure to ensure they meet the needs of the community.

"We are pleased to be ...

Gov. Murphy Announces Proposed NJTransit Funding Increase

April 25, 2018

Newark, NJ – Gov. Phil Murphy on Monday spread a message of hope regarding future improvements to NJTransit services and infrastructure due to a proposed $242 million increase in funding for NJTransit for the 2019 fiscal year. 

At a press conference held at NJTransit’s Central Maintenance Facility on Doremus Avenue in Newark, Murphy, Newark Mayor Ras J. Baraka, and other ...

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In Photos: Local Parks Flood During Monday Morning Rainstorms

April 17, 2018

NUTLEY, NJ - This morning's downpours sent torrents of water into the Third River causing it to over flow its banks.

Passaic Avenue at Brookside was closed by the Nutley Police Department shortly after TAPinto Nutley arrived to capture these images of the flooding. 

Runoff inundated Memorial Park, caused the Third River to spill over its banks in Yanticaw Park, ...

Ricky's Compass Launched Honoring Founders Wish

April 25, 2018

FLORHAM PARK, N.J.- Ricky Godoy was a confident, intelligent and outgoing entrepreneur. Ricky refused to let his diagnosis define him and went on to establish his own multimedia business, YODOG media (his last name backwards!).  Within the year, he became a thumbtack pro because of his genuine personality, outstanding services and unparalleled work ethic.  However, he was ...

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Letter to the Editor: Don't Complain. Vote!

April 14, 2018

Don’t Complain; Vote!

It’s no secret that people have strong feelings about what’s happening in our country. It’s also true that much of politics is local. In November, 11th District residents will have the opportunity to choose a new congressional representative who will not only serve as a critical check on the federal level, but also determine how our distract fares ...

Motor Vehicle Stop Leads to Arrest for Montclair Man

April 25, 2018

4/11: ARREST FOR NARCOTICS: Officers executed a motor-vehicle stop for an equipment violation in Randolph. An investigation led to Sebastian Palacio-Vallejo, age 18, of Wharton, to be charged with Possession of a Controlled Dangerous Substance and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. He was released with a court date pending.

4/11: ARREST FOR NARCOTICS: Officers executed a motor-vehicle stop for ...

'The Sting' shimmers and shakes at Paper Mill

‘The Sting ‘slithers and shakes at Paper Mill Playhouse

By LIZ KEILL

MILLBURN, NJ – In a premiere production of “The Sting,” Harry Connick Jr. commands the Paper Mill Playhouse stage in Millburn.

Based on the sensational Paul Newman/Robert Redford film in 1973, the 1930s plot centers on a con game and gambling, sometimes on a train between New York and ...

Find Out More About Cedar De Mayo, May 12

April 26, 2018

WHAT:  Cedar De Mayo is a community celebration of spring, fun and the welcoming of warm weather to the Cedar Grove Downtown.  There will be food trucks, music, and plenty of fun for the children.  Forty pieces of artwork created for Cedar Grove’s Inaugural Art Walk will be displayed and auctioned off.

WHO: Downtown Advisory Committee of Cedar Grove

WHY: To ...