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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 ...

Essex County Mayors and Businesses Discuss State Issues at 'Meet the Mayors' Breakfast

LIVINGSTON, NJ — The eighth annual Meet the Mayors event at the Westminster Hotel in Livingston on Saturday morning saw a wide cross-section of mayors from throughout Essex County, business leaders from across the same communities and residents looking to hear from this year’s panelists.

In addition to a panel discussion—featuring guest speakers Sheila Oliver, Lt. Governor; ...

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 ...

No 2018 Congress Run for Roxbury's Craig Heard

April 11, 2018

ROXBURY, NJ - Asserting it's more important to keep Democrats at bay than to become a Congressman, Succasunna resident Craig Heard said Monday he will not wage a primary election challenge this year against U.S. Rep. Leonard Lance (R-7th Dist.).

Heard, who unsuccessfully tried to beat Lance in the 2016 GOP primary, had been weighing another run against the 5-term ...

Monday Morning Rainstorms Wash Plastic Debris into Third River

April 17, 2018

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 ...

Snow Kidding, Snow Possible for Tuesday

NEW YORK, NY - The National Weather Service predicts a possibility for snow on Tuesday with little to no accumulation. 

Monday will remain chilly with light breezes making it feel colder than it actually is. 

Tonight, a mixture of snow and rain is expected to hit the area around midnight and continue through the early morning hours. Rain is expected to follow. Tuesday temperatures ...

Marjory Stoneman Douglas Students Put Together Uplifting Public Service Announcement to Raise Money for Families

April 8, 2018

PARKLAND, FLA. - Marjory Stoneman Douglas High students have put together a fund-raising public service announcement to raise funds for the victims' families.

Broward County Commissioner Michael Udine said, "The Parkland community steps up," Michael Udine, Broward County Commissioner, said. "You can join via online auction for trips, dinners, etc., to bolster the ...

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

April 14, 2018

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.

Essex County Freeholders Approve Speed Limit Reduction on Grove Street in Montclair

 

NEWARK, NJ – During its Wednesday, April 11, 2018, meeting at the Hall of Records, the Essex County
Board of Chosen Freeholders in a unanimous vote approved a Resolution consenting to the reduction of
the speed limit for the entire length of Grove Street in Montclair.

This Resolution coincides with Montclair’s recently adopted Ordinance passed November 13, 2017, ...

Governor Murphy and Lt. Gov. Oliver to Visit Montclair for Roundtable with Local Officials

MONTCLAIR, NJ - Governor Phil Murphy has announced that he and Lt. Governor Sheila Oliver will be making a stop in Montclair on Thursday afternoon to discuss Main Street NJ and neighborhood preservation with local officials. This is part of his statewide roundtable discussions with leaders. 

This discussion will be live-streamed on the Governor's official YouTube ...

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

April 17, 2018

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 ...

Eggs Recalled for Possible Salmonella Contamination Sold in New Jersey

WASHINGTON, DC — Some 207 million eggs from a farm in Hyde County, N.C., have been recalled due to possible salmonella contamination. The eggs were sold to consumers in nine states, including New Jersey, and there have been 22 illnesses reported to date, according to the Food & Drug Administration.

Rose Acre Farms of Seymour, Ind., is voluntarily recalling the eggs because they have ...

Students Demand Action to Host 'Day of Action' on Columbine Anniversary at Brookdale Park

Students Demand Action Essex County will host “April 20 Day of Action: Gun Reform Education Fair” to educate and inform local students about the need for gun reform in our nation, inspire them to be activists, and honor the anniversary of the Columbine High School shooting.

The April 20 event will take place in at Brookdale Park (lower field by Bellevue entrance) in ...

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 ...

Former Newark Police Officer Convicted of Impersonating a Cop

NEWARK, NJ –Acting Essex County Prosecutor Robert D. Laurino announced today that an Essex County jury has convicted of Eddie Gonzalez, 39, of Newark of impersonating a law enforcement officer and making false reports against an ex-girlfriend.

A jury convicted Gonzalez of four counts of making false reports and one count of impersonating a police officer following a trial before the ...

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 ...

No Injuries in Car Accident on Orange Rd

MONTCLAIR, NJ - A two-car accident temporarily detoured traffic at the intersection of Orange Rd. and Irving Street on Friday night.

Sometime around 8pm, two cars collided, blocking off a portion of the intersection of Orange Rd. and Irving Street. A female driving a sedan collided with an SUV as it turned onto Orange Rd.

Within minutes, officers arrived to redirect traffic and take a ...

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 ...

Bon Jovi Rocked the Newark Rock

April 9, 2018

NEWARK, NJ - If you wanted to define New Jersey, two names come to mind: Bon Jovi and Bruce Springsteen. 

Travels has had the pleasure of meeting and working with both and can vouch for their love of both the Garden State and greater New York area. This weekend they showed their appreciation to us with a special backstage tour and rock’n concert.

It was a ...

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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, ...

After Comparing Democrats to Nazis, Leaders Call for Resignation of Montville Committeewoman

April 12, 2018

MONTVILLE, NJ – The Montville Township Committee voted to censure Committee Member June Witty for a personal Facebook post she made on April 8 which compared Democrats to Nazis. All four members of the five-person committee asked for her resignation.

The post, a chart which states that Nazis believed in “media mind control,” “no guns,” abortion, and ...

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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 ...

'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 ...

12th Annual Coffee and A Cause 'Friendraiser' at the Salvation Army, May 3

April 20, 2018

The Salvation Army will celebrate its 12th Annual Coffee & a Cause “friendraiser” on Thursday, May 3rd 2018.

The Salvation Army came to Montclair in 1891, a time when the community was coming into its own. As times changed so did the needs of the community.  In the late 1970’s The Salvation Army expanded the scope of services it provided and developed a social ...