Hundreds Gather for African-American History Celebration at MPL

February 25, 2017

MONTCLAIR, NJ - Get involved in your community. Was the overarching message that Montclair NAACP President Albert Pelham gave to the crowd of over 200, during the African-American History Celebration hosted by the Montclair Public Library on Sunday. 

The celebration was complete with African drums, dancing, singing and an inspirational message from Pelham. 

He encouraged the group ...

Montclair Orchestra: Volunteers Needed

Building The Montclair Orchestra

Volunteers Wanted to Help With New Brunswick Auditions

Auditions for The Montclair Orchestra are taking place the week of March 6th. While the majority of auditions take place in Montclair, a certain number will take place at the Mason Gross School for the Arts at Rutgers in New Brunswick. We are looking for a couple of volunteers to assist on the ...

Trevor Noah, Paul Auster to Speak at Montclair Literary Festival

MONTCLAIR, NJ - As the new Montclair Literary Festival launches on March 31 and April 1, 2017, Trevor Noah and Paul Auster are set to appear.

Dozens of award-winning and emerging authors will talk about writing, read from new works and sign books on March 31st and April 1st at the first annual Montclair Literary Festival.

The two-day festival, which aims to showcase the ...

North Essex Chamber of Commerce: It's Not Just Lunch, Feb. 24

February 17, 2017

The North Essex Chamber Invites You To Attend 

Friday, February 24th - 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm


How to Get Hired in 2017

NEW JERSEY -- It’s a New Year and like the millions of other Americans, you may have resolved to eat healthier and improve exercising habits. Finding a new job also often ranks high on the "to do" list.

In fact, according to a new Career Builder survey, more than one-in-five workers (22 percent) are planning to change jobs in 2017. Further, that number is even higher for ...

Montclair HS Students Honor Retired Guidance Counselor and Deputy Police Chief During African-American History Celebration

February 25, 2017

MONTCLAIR, NJ - The George Inness Annex cafeteria was packed on Thursday. The occasion? Two beloved Montclair community members were being honored by Montclair High School (MHS) students.

Live music. Food. Family and friends. The perfect combination for a joyous African-American History Month celebration of Two African-Americans dedicated to working actively to better the Montclair ...

Immaculate Conception HS President, DePaul Athletic Director, Essex County Freeholder to be Honored, Feb. 25

WAYNE/MONTCLAIR, NJ  – Immaculate Conception High School President Celia Triggs-Honohan, the Honorable Essex County Freeholder Vice President Brendan Gill, and DePaul Catholic High School Athletic Director Joe Lennon will be honored by The Ancient Order of Hibernians, Michael L. Delahunty Division 9 at its 117th anniversary dinner dance.

The event, to be held on Saturday, Feb. 25, ...

Rookie Wrestler of the Week Title Awarded to College Wrestler from Montclair



CASTLETON, VT - Montclair High School graduate, Tyreek Staton is now setting records in college and has recently earned the title of Rookie Wrestler of the Week.

Staton, who is now a student at Castleton University in Vermont, recently scored a decision victory over one of the top wrestlers in the region, thus earning his 19th dual match victory of the ...

Popular Halal Guys Planning to Open in Montclair After Recent Success in Newark

February 14, 2017

NEWARK, NJ - The Halal Guys restaurant opened on Halsey Street in Newark less than three weeks ago, but it’s already proving to be an enormous success, with lunchtime lines that snake inside the eatery.

Among the 200 locations the restaurant has planned, various restaurants are to be located in New Jersey towns, such as Princeton, New Brunswick, and Montclair.

“Being so close to ...

Montclair Drifters Women’s Organization Leave Coats on Parking Meters for Those in Need

February 21, 2017

EAST ORANGE/ORANGE, NJ - Anyone in need of a warm winter coat was in luck in East Orange and Orange this past weekend, thanks to the generosity of a few thoughtful women.

East Orange First Lady Bibi Taylor, Orange First Lady Dr. Karma B. Warren and members of the Montclair Chapter of Drifters, Inc. sponsored a unique coat giveaway program modeled after a program originated in Nova Scotia.

Congressman Donald Payne, Jr. Reads Letter from Syrian Refugee in Bloomfield on House Floor

WASHINGTON D.C. - Congressman Donald Payne Jr. spoke on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives this week against President Donald Trump’s effort to ban Muslims and refugees.

As he addressed the House, he read a letter from Muhammad, a Syrian refugee who, along with his family, settled in Bloomfield in January prior to the signing of President Trump’s executive ...

Investors Bank Foundation, Mentors Saluted by Summit's Student/Partner Alliance

SUMMIT, NJ - Student / Partner Alliance (S/PA), the Summit-based non-profit organization with a mission to support inner-city high school students in New Jersey with private school tuition assistance and mentoring to increase their chances for college admission and scholarships, recently gathered more than 250 students and their family members, mentors and other ...

Rep. Payne Addresses Local, National Issues at Town Hall Meeting in Maplewood

February 25, 2017

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - Congressman Donald M. Payne Jr., the representative for District 10 in New Jersey, held a “Constituent Conversation” Town Hall meeting in Maplewood on Thursday evening to a standing room only audience of about 300 people.

BlueWaveNJ members and many from surrounding communities, including Montclair were in attendance.

Outside the Maplewood Municipal ...

Fourth Ward Councilor Baskerville to Host Community Meeting, Feb. 28

MONTCLAIR, NJ -- Fourth Ward Councilor Dr. Renee Baskerville will host a community meeting on Tuesday, February 28, 7:00 p.m. in Fire Headquarters, 1 Pine Street.

Councilor Baskerville will share updates on matters of importance to the community. Topics to be discussed include, but are not limited to, development, parking and enforcement, and traffic calming. Township Engineer, ...

Montclair Township Proposes Groundbreaking 'Welcoming Community' Instead of 'Sanctuary City' Resolution

MONTCLAIR, NJ - Montclair Township is slated to vote on becoming a 'Welcoming Community' instead of 'Sanctuary City', during Tuesday's council meeting.

R-17-024 is a resolution being proposed by the governing body in Montclair. 

This groundbreaking resolution serves a similar purpose to "sanctuary city" status, many feel, because ...

LOST DOG: Cream Miniature Poodle

February 23, 2017

BLOOMFIELD, NJ - Lost family dog named Lacey. 9yo Cream Miniature Poodle. 12lbs. Missing since Monday evening 2/20.  Lost in Newark at 3rd Ave & Roseville. Far from her home in Scotch Plains.  

***Last spotted on Tuesday evening 2/21 at Ampere Parkway & Bloomfield Ave in Newark, headed towards Bloomfield. **

Please keep an eye out and ...

UPDATE: Four Pedestrians Struck in Montclair on Friday, Say Police

MONTCLAIR, NJ - Four pedestrians were struck in two separate incidents in Montclair on Friday night, say police officials. Within hours of one another, the two pedestrian-involved accidents had occurred.

Lt. David O'Dowd of the Montclair Police Department said that at approximately 11:52p.m., a 29-year-old female and a 55-year-old man, were struck as they attempted to cross the ...

Christ Church Bloomfield Glen Ridge Hosts Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper

February 25, 2017

GLEN RIDGE NJ - Christ Episcopal Church of Bloomfield and Glen Ridge will host their annual Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper on February 28 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

This annual findraiser will be held in the parish hall. The evening will feature "loads of pancakes, sausages, bacon, syrup…the works!"

The price is is: Adults $8, Kids 3 to 11 years $5, Ages 2 and ...

Dozens Gather in Montclair for Lecture on Black Lives Matter Movement

MONTCLAIR, NJ - Dozens of residents gathered at Union Baptist Church Wednesday to partake in a discussion about the Black Lives Matter Movement, entitled 'Toward an Understanding of Black Lives Matter.'

Rev. Dr. C. Vernon Mason, a former lawyer and civil rights advocate, was in attendance to deliver a message at Union Baptist Church of Montclair. Best known for his ...

Interfaith and Ecumenical Series: Conversation on Understanding Black Lives Matter Movement, Today

MONTCLAIR, NJ - As part of the continuation of the 2017 Interfaith and Ecumenical Series of Sacred Studies: Race, Justice and Liberation, a discussion will take place on Wednesday, February 22, entitled, "Toward An Understanding of the Black Lives Matter Movement."  

Hosted by Union Baptist Church of Montclair, the discussion will be facilitated by Rev. Dr. C. Vernon ...

MHS Girls Swimming Season Winds to a Close

February 26, 2017

MONTCLAIR, NJ - Montclair High School girls swim season came to a close at their State sectional quarterfinal meet on February 10 against Pascack Valley. 

The Mountie girls, who finished the regular season with a 4-5 record, were seeded 4th in the tournament and had a bye in the first round. 

Lagging by 2 points going into the final event, the Mountie girls were in a must-win ...

Montclair Students to Play in First Ron Epp 8th Grade All-Star Basketball Game, March 11 in Cedar Grove

CEDAR GROVE, NJ - Cedar Grove will host the 1st Annual Ron Epp All-Star Game for eighth grade Suburban players at Cedar Grove High School on March 11 -- girls begin at 1:30 p.m. and the boys will play at 3:30 p.m.  The event is dedicated and named for Cedar Grove's long-time recreation director Ron Epp, who passed away in 2014.

Players will be selected by their coaches and will ...

Immaculate Conception HS President, DePaul Athletic Director, Essex County Freeholder to be Honored, Feb. 25

WAYNE/MONTCLAIR, NJ  – Immaculate Conception High School President Celia Triggs-Honohan, the Honorable Essex County Freeholder Vice President Brendan Gill, and DePaul Catholic High School Athletic Director Joe Lennon will be honored by The Ancient Order of Hibernians, Michael L. Delahunty Division 9 at its 117th anniversary dinner dance.

The event, to be held on Saturday, Feb. 25, ...

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Undocumented Newark Man Sentenced to Three Years for Fatal Verona Hit-and-Run

February 25, 2017

NEWARK, NJ - Jose Asencio, 44, of Newark was sentenced to three years in prison in Essex County Superior Court on Friday for leaving the scene of the hit-and-run accident that killed Matthew BeneduceMcGrath, 59 of Verona on June 24.   

BeneduceMcGrath was struck and killed while crossing the street at Bloomfield Avenue and Hillcrest Terrace near his business, Benegrathic ...

Eastside AD, Two More Coaches Suspended; Girls Basketball Team Dropped from Tournament

February 25, 2017

PATERSON, N.J. - On Friday afternoon, the district issued a statement saying that Eastside athletic director Gregory Cooper was suspended, as well as, Eastside girls basketball coach Ray Lyde Jr. was suspended and Natalie Jordan were suspended from both their teaching and coaching positions.

This comes amid new revelations in the ongoing investigation into the boys basketball program after the ...

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‘Shipwrecked’ Rollicks Along at Dreamcatcher Theatre

SUMMIT, NJ – You may be in for a high seas adventure if you visit “Shipwrecked! An Entertainment, The Amazing Adventures of Louis de Rougemont (as Told by Himself).”

This 90-minute play by Donald Margulies has plenty to keep you entranced. Margulies has won just about every theatre award possible for such plays as “Time Stands Still” and “Dinner with ...

Junior League of Montclair-Newark 50/50 Raffle

February 23, 2017

MONTCLAIR, NJ - Three winners will be chosen during a random drawing to support the Junior League of Montclair-Newark, Inc. (JLMN).

The drawing will take place on March 14, 2017 at 7:30 pm during our organization’s next membership meeting, which is held at the Cedar Grove Fire Department #2 located at 170 E. Lindsley Road, Cedar Grove. 

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