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'Joker' Filming in Newark Will Close These Roads

October 8, 2018

NEWARK, NJ - Filming for “Joker,” a movie that tells the backstory of the popular Batman villain, is coming to Newark in about a week.

Crews will be on hand from Oct. 13 to 16, and a number of road closures and parking restrictions are expected around Downtown during that time.

The movie is scheduled to be released next year and stars Joaquin Phoenix as the Joker. It’s ...

Montclair Community Invited to Enjoy Coffee with a Cop, Oct. 18

October 15, 2018

MONTCLAIR, NJ - Montclair residents and stakeholders are invited to attend Coffee with a Cop on Thursday, October 18.

Local police officials will be present to discuss any concerns or to mingle with law enforcement leaders. 

The event will take place from 9am to 11am located at Java Love, 49 Church Street in Montclair.

Free give-a-ways will be provided to kids.

New Executive Director Hired for Montclair Center BID

MONTCLAIR, NJ - The Montclair Center Business Improvement District (BID) has hired Jennifer Brown to serve as Executive Director.

Brown is set to replace Israel Cronk starting November 12.

Currently the Executive Director of the Flatiron 23rd Street Partnership BID in New York,  Brown will become the fourth director to lead the Montclair BID, which was founded in ...

11 Companies to Be On Hand at Essex County College Job Fair

NEWARK, NJ - Job recruiters from 11 companies across multiple industries will be on hand at an upcoming job fair at Essex County College, which is open to students and the public.

The fair will be held Oct. 18 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the college’s fourth floor multipurpose room at 303 University Ave. in Newark. Companies are searching for candidates to fill full and part-time ...

Boys Soccer: Montclair Finishes Regular Season Perfect, Defeats Bloomfield, 2-0

October 15, 2018

MONTCLAIR — When Phillip Cubeddu scored Montclair’s first goal of the season on opening day, he celebrated with a dance amongst some of his teammates. 

Since that goal on September 7, Montclair is yet to lose or tie, and has seen itself become one of the best teams in the country. So in the Mounties’ regular season finale Sunday, it was only fitting that Cubeddu capped ...

11 Companies to Be On Hand at Essex County College Job Fair

NEWARK, NJ - Job recruiters from 11 companies across multiple industries will be on hand at an upcoming job fair at Essex County College, which is open to students and the public.

The fair will be held Oct. 18 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the college’s fourth floor multipurpose room at 303 University Ave. in Newark. Companies are searching for candidates to fill full and part-time ...

Essex County College Not Selected for Free Tuition Subsidy

NEWARK, NJ - Essex County College was not one of the colleges selected by Gov. Phil Murphy's administration to receive a subsidy that would help pay unmet tuition for eligible students.

All 19 community colleges in the state applied to participate in the Community College Innovation Challenge for a shot at the Community College Opportunity Grant (CCOG), which would cover remaining ...

Celebrate Italian American Heritage Month with an Affogato

October 3, 2018

NUTLEY, NJ - Italian American Heritage Month was proclaimed by the President of the United States and US Congress in 1989. The month is a celebration of the contributions and achievements of Italian immigrants and their descendant to American culture. Any good celebration needs food, so today we're ordering an 'Affogato.'

Affogato is quite simple: a scoop of vanilla gelato or ...

Lavallette Beach Unveils Brendan Tevlin Memorial Playground

October 12, 2018

LAVALLETTE, NJ — A New Jersey State Police helicopter flew overhead and members of the United States Coast Guard floated nearby as hundreds celebrated the grand opening of a playground recently built in Lavallette Beach in memory of Livingston resident Brendan Tevlin a little more than four years after he was fatally shot in West Orange.

Firefighters and other volunteers from across the ...

Baraka Backs Booker: 'It is Trump That is Running America Into the Ground'

October 5, 2018

NEWARK, NJ - Mayor Ras Baraka came out in support of U.S. Sen. Cory Booker after President Donald Trump said the former mayor “ran Newark, New Jersey into the ground.”

Booker, a Democrat, was Newark's mayor from 2006 to 2013. He is currently a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee that has been questioning Trump's U.S. Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh, ...

Montclair Seniors Encouraged to Participate in Stroll-a-Thon, Oct. 13

October 12, 2018

MONTCLAIR, NJ - On Saturday, October 13, Aging In Montclair (AIM) will hold its Second Annual Stroll-a-thon fundraiser at Edgemont Park, from 10 AM to approximately noon. 

Strollers solicit pledges from family and friends to walk around Edgemont Pond, about ¼ mile, either per circuit or for a flat donation.  If you haven’t received your pledge sheet, you may register at ...

In Honor of 30-Year Anniversary, MAAHF Hosts Community Health Fair

MONTCLAIR, NJ - The Montclair African-American Heritage Foundation Public Education Committee held a woman's health and wellness day on September 22, 2018.

Entitled, "A Girlfriend's Day" as the foundation prepares to celebrate 30 years and held at the Wally Choice Community Center, attendees were greeted by members of the MAAHF Foundation and treated to a ...

Passenger Who Flew to Newark Could Have Exposed Others to Measles: Health Officials

NEWARK, NJ - The New Jersey Department of Health said any person who was in Newark Liberty International Airport on Sept. 28, 2018, between 5:30 and 10:30 a.m. may have been exposed to measles.

Someone flying from Tel Aviv in Israel had the highly contagious infection and arrived in Terminal B at the airport, the department said. The person, whose name was not released, may have traveled ...

Jersey Shore’s ‘The Situation’ Sorrentino to Spend 8 Months in Prison for Admitting to Tax Evasion

October 8, 2018

NEWARK, NJ — Michael “The Situation” Sorrentino of reality television’s “Jersey Shore” has been sentenced to eight months in prison for violating federal tax laws, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office, District of New Jersey.

Sorrentino also was ordered today, October 5 by U.S. District Judge Susan D. Wigenton to serve two years of supervised ...

Vulgar, Racist and Anti-Semitic Graffiti Spray-Painted onto Scotch Plains Fanwood High School

SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- Members of the local community are expressing their outrage over racist, anti-Semitic and vulgar graffiti that was spray-painted on the outside of Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School sometime before the weekend began. 

Pictures of the offensive messages spread rapidly over social media, and members of the Jewish community were quick to condemn the ...

Montclair Community Invited to Enjoy Coffee with a Cop, Oct. 18

October 15, 2018

MONTCLAIR, NJ - Montclair residents and stakeholders are invited to attend Coffee with a Cop on Thursday, October 18.

Local police officials will be present to discuss any concerns or to mingle with law enforcement leaders. 

The event will take place from 9am to 11am located at Java Love, 49 Church Street in Montclair.

Free give-a-ways will be provided to kids.

Montclair Police: Coffee with a Cop at Java Love, Oct. 18

MONTCLAIR, NJ - Residents are invited to attend Coffee with a Cop on Thursday, October 18. Local police officials and community leaders will be on hand to mingle and discuss issues affecting the Montclair community. 

The event will take place from 9am to 11am.

Java Love is located at 49 Church Street in Montclair.

Newark Police Step Up Enforcement During Pedestrian Safety Campaign

NEWARK, NJ - Newark police officers are in the midst of conducting a pedestrian safety initiative that uses a decoy to educate - and issue summonses - to people during a month-long Street Smart NJ campaign.

The campaign is for all of Essex County and coordinated by the North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority (NJTPA). The NJTPA teamed up with both local and county officials for the ...

Boys Soccer: Montclair Finishes Regular Season Perfect, Defeats Bloomfield, 2-0

October 15, 2018

MONTCLAIR — When Phillip Cubeddu scored Montclair’s first goal of the season on opening day, he celebrated with a dance amongst some of his teammates. 

Since that goal on September 7, Montclair is yet to lose or tie, and has seen itself become one of the best teams in the country. So in the Mounties’ regular season finale Sunday, it was only fitting that Cubeddu capped ...

Football: Crawford Rushes for Staggering 318 Yards, Montclair Destroys Bloomfield, 51-14

MONTCLAIR — To say that Josh Crawford ran wild against Bloomfield Saturday is only half a metaphor.

With star quarterback Charles Murphy Jr. sidelined due to injury, Montclair operated out of a wildcat formation on the majority of its plays in the first half. Those snaps when conventional QB AJ Zaccareo wasn’t under center went to Crawford, and the Central Michigan commit made the ...

Cross-Country: Montclair Resident Lufrano Smashing Records at Paul Short Invit.

BETHLEHEM, PA. -- Union Catholic's Jerika Lufrano and Myles Plummer each broke school records at the Paul Short Cross-Country Invitational on Saturday at Lehigh University.

Lufrano, a senior from Montclair, broke her own school record by blasting an 18:17 to place third in the girls Brown Division race. The 18:17 by Lufrano, which is a pace of 5:54 per mile over the 3.1-mile ...

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Newark Police Step Up Enforcement During Pedestrian Safety Campaign

October 11, 2018

NEWARK, NJ - Newark police officers are in the midst of conducting a pedestrian safety initiative that uses a decoy to educate - and issue summonses - to people during a month-long Street Smart NJ campaign.

The campaign is for all of Essex County and coordinated by the North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority (NJTPA). The NJTPA teamed up with both local and county officials for the ...

A New Business School Building in the Works for Rutgers-Camden

October 5, 2018

CAMDEN, NJ— A new business school building is in the works at Rutgers-University Camden.

“It is quite feasible for us to have a business school building in the next several years," University Chancellor Phoebe Haddon said at the Rutgers Board of Governors meeting on Thursday. 

“Most universities in the area that are our size have an up-to-date, state-of-the-art ...

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Wed, October 17, 2:30 PM

Congregation Shomrei Emunah, Montclair

Bridge: Beginners

Arts & Entertainment

Wed, October 17, 7:00 PM

Hospital Conference Room 2 (Ground Floor), Glen Ridge

Becoming a Parent

Health & Wellness

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Wed, October 17, 7:00 PM

Montclair Public Library, Montclair

NPS Ranger Talk: Highlights from East Coast ...

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Montclair Police Blotter: Unlocked Vehicles Entered Into and More

October 3, 2018

MONTCLAIR, NJ - The following blotter was issued by the Montclair Police Department on October 2, 2018:

Arrest:
09/26/2018: Paul Greene III, 52 y/o, was arrested on an open warrant out of Montclair.

09/29/2018 (Park Street): Officers were dispatched to a Park Street business on a report of a
physical disturbance. An on-scene investigation led to the arrest of Ms. Kelty Desrouilleres ...

'Other Desert Cities' unfolds with family secrets

‘Other Desert Cities’ unfolds with family secrets at Chatham Playhouse

By LIZ KEILL

CHATHAM, NJ – “Other Desert Cities,” the stirring drama by Jon Robin Baitz, revolves around a family’s loyalties and deceptions in a tony Palm Springs household. “Other Desert Cities” refers to the signs along the exit ramps on the California freeway.

The ...

‘The Color Purple’ flashes by with verve at Paper Mill

‘The Color Purple’ flashes by with verve at Paper Mill

By Liz Keill

MILLBURN, NJ – This Tony-award winning musical caught audiences up in its stunning story of African American life in the deep south over a 40 year period, from 1909 until 1949.

Based in the novel by Alice Walker and a screen adaptation several years ago, the story centers on Celie (Adrianna Hicks), who ...

Great American Read: Finale Party, Oct. 24

October 15, 2018

It’s a wrap for the Great American Read! Enjoy the finale of PBS’s Great American Read on our spacious auditorium’s large screen. We’ll reveal the top ten Montclair favorites of the 100 Great American Read books!

Programming for The Great American Read is offered as part of a grant from the American Library Association and PBS.

Starts: 2018-10-24

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