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Montclair Art Museum Galleries to Temporarily Close

July 22, 2018

MONTCLAIR, NJ - All Montclair Art Museum galleries are closed for the summer as of July 23, 2018 for reinstallation through the month of August to prepare for an unprecedented and exciting fall exhibition schedule. 

Vance Wall Art Education activities will continue all summer long, including our dynamic SummerART Camp, summer classes and workshops for ...

Thousands Come Out for Billy Gilman Concert and Fireworks at Brookdale Park

BLOOMFIELD, NJ - Thousands of people from all over the county came out to Essex County Brookdale Park on the Bloomfield / Montclair border for a concert featuring Billy Gilman from the NBC series 'The Voice.' Fireworks followed the concert. 

The evening began with performances by the Belle Tones, followed by headliner Billy Gilman. The fireworks for the evening were ...

Montclair Fashion Night: July 17 Model Call for Fall Fashion Show

MONTCLAIR, NJ - A model call will be held on Tues, July 17 from 6-7 pm at the Pig & Prince restaurant for the upcoming fall Montclair Fashion Show.  

Hosted by The Montclair Center BID, All sizes and ages are encouraged to volunteer and register. This year’s Montclair Fashion Show will be held on Sunday, Oct 14 at the Wellmont Theater.

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Newark May Get a Boost From Investors with New Federal Program

July 18, 2018

NEWARK, NJ - Newark could soon see a boost in long-term investments due to federal legislation that created certain tax exemptions for private investors.

In April, the federal treasury department approved low-income Opportunity Zones in 75 municipalities throughout New Jersey that were nominated by Gov. Phil Murphy. Thirteen of those zones are designated in Newark.

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Newark Lures Amazon With $1 Billion Payroll Tax Incentive

NEWARK, NJ - Amazon will get a payroll tax break at a cost of $1 billion to the city should the company open its second headquarters here.

It’s one of two ordinances that were approved by the Newark City Council council to sweeten the deal for the corporate giant and stand out among other locations vying for Amazon’s so-called HQ2.

“The City Council has brought Newark a ...

What's Next For Newark's Little Theatre? New Owners Consider Options

NEWARK, NJ - The site of the historic Little Theatre has been bought by a management and development company that’s gaining a presence in the city. 

Paramount Assets about two weeks ago bought the property that includes the four-story office building adjacent to the theater and the former Broad Street Cafe, the company announced. The company is still considering what to do with the ...

Several Montclair School Principals Switched Around

July 19, 2018

MONTCLAIR, NJ - Multiple Montclair schools will have a shake-up at the administrative level, district officials have announced Tuesday.

Montclair Public Schools Superintendent Kendra Johnson issued a memo to parents announcing principal changes for Glenfield, Renaissance, Hillside and Watchung Schools, effective July 17.

Johnson wrote that the changes will assist in “aligning the ...

Law Firm to Provide Free Legal Services to Low-Income Newarkers Facing Eviction

July 18, 2018

NEWARK, NJ - A Downtown Newark law firm has stepped up to provide free legal services to low-income tenants in the city who are facing eviction.

McCarter & English will dedicate a fellowship position at the law firm to take on this huge task in the city. Overall, 40,000 evictions in Newark were sought by landlords in 2016, according to a study from the Rutgers Center on Law, ...

Montclair Residents Mourn the Loss of Former Councilwoman's Young Son, Terry Lawrence Demming, 5/15/2011 - 7/4/2018

MONTCLAIR, NJ - An outpouring of support has been extended from the Montclair community in support of the family of Terry Lawrence Demming, 5/15/2011 - 7/4/2018. 

The young son of a former Montclair councilperson and Deputy Mayor, Katherine Weller Demming and her husband Vincent, Terry was 7-years-old when he passed away on July 4.

Loved ones have raised more that $24,000 ...

Newark May Get a Boost From Investors with New Federal Program

July 18, 2018

NEWARK, NJ - Newark could soon see a boost in long-term investments due to federal legislation that created certain tax exemptions for private investors.

In April, the federal treasury department approved low-income Opportunity Zones in 75 municipalities throughout New Jersey that were nominated by Gov. Phil Murphy. Thirteen of those zones are designated in Newark.

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Lawmakers Denounce SCOTUS Nomination at Essex County Courthouse

NEWARK, NJ - State Assemblywoman Eliana Pintor Marin said it was important to support local women’s health organizations at a state level should President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court justice nominee be approved.

The assemblywoman joined state Sen. Teresa Ruiz, congressional leaders and women's rights groups yesterday at the steps of the Essex County Courthouse ...

HMH Mountainside Medical Center Breaks Ground on Medical Office Building

July 18, 2018

MONTCLAIR/GLEN RIDGE, NJ - Construction is underway at the site of the new Mountainside Medical Center Office Building located at Hackensack Meridian Health Mountainside Medical Center.

Starting with a groundbreaking ceremony on July 10, township officials from Montclair and Glen Ridge, joined Mountainside leaders on the grounds of the former School of Nursing location at 1 Bay ...

Air Quality Alert Issued for Northern New Jersey until 11 p.m. July 10

NEWARK, NJ - On sunny and hot days, heat and sunlight react with hydrocarbons and nitrogen oxides emitted by internal combustion engines like automobiles, trucks and gasoline powered lawn equipment. These mix to form a ground-level layer of ozone.

The National Weather Service issued an air quality alert for Bergen, Essex, Passaic, Union and Hudson counties in New Jersey until ...

Air Quality Alert Issued for Northern New Jersey until 10 p.m. July 9

NEWARK, NJ - The National Weather Service issued an air quality alert for Bergen, Essex, Passaic, Union and Hudson counties in New Jersey until 10 p.m. July 9. According to he alert, the New Jrsey Department of Environmental Protection 'An Ozone Action Day' has been declared!

Ozone is forecast to reach the unhealthy for sensitive groups category along the I-95 corridor with ...

Law Firm to Provide Free Legal Services to Low-Income Newarkers Facing Eviction

July 18, 2018

NEWARK, NJ - A Downtown Newark law firm has stepped up to provide free legal services to low-income tenants in the city who are facing eviction.

McCarter & English will dedicate a fellowship position at the law firm to take on this huge task in the city. Overall, 40,000 evictions in Newark were sought by landlords in 2016, according to a study from the Rutgers Center on Law, ...

Montclair Hedge Fund Owner Sentenced to Six Years for Defrauding Investors of $4M, Says Officials

 

NEWARK, N.J. – U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced that the owner and manager of a New Jersey hedge fund was sentenced Tursday to 72 months in prison for defrauding two investors of $4 million.

Nicholas Lattanzio, 62, of Montclair, was previously convicted on all counts of an indictment charging him with two counts of wire fraud and two counts of securities fraud ...

Accreditation Assessment Team Invites Public Comment on Montclair Police Department

July 19, 2018

MONTCLAIR, NJ -  A team of assessors from the New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police (NJSACOP) will arrive on July 30, 2018 to examine all aspects of the Montclair Police Department’s policies and procedures, management, operations, and support services, Chief Todd Conforti announced Wednesday. 

“Verification by ...

Montclair Police Search for Stabbing Suspect, Officials Say

MONTCLAIR, NJ - Montclair Police Officers were dispatched to a report of a stabbing in the area of Miller Street on Monday at 10:49 p.m., according to law enforcement officials. The suspect is currently at large.

Lt. David O'Dowd of the Montclair Police Department said that officers arrived to find that a 48-year-old Montclair man had been stabbed and already ...

Bill by Pascrell and Menendez to Monitor Cancer in Firefighters Signed into Law

PATERSON, NJ – A law requiring the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to create a national cancer registry for firefighters to monitor and study the relationship between career-long exposure to dangerous fumes and toxins and the incidence of cancer in firefighters so to develop better protective gear and prevention techniques has been signed into law by President Donald ...

Belmar Parasail: Soar Into Summer with a High-Flying Adventure Along the Beachfront

July 18, 2018

BELMAR, NJ — As Belmar finally basks in picture-perfect weather, it may be time to check off a summer activity on your bucket list. And for many, parasailing is one of those “must-do” experiences.

At Belmar Parasail, the season is in full swing, offering boat trips from the Belmar Manutti Marina to the beachfront where passengers are lifted 500 feet above the Atlantic Ocean ...

Westfield to Hold 3-Day ‘AddamsFest’ Celebrating Charles Addams and His Creations This Fall

WESTFIELD, NJ — It’s creepy. It’s kooky. And it’s taking over Westfield from Oct 26 to 28. AddamsFest, a town-wide celebration honoring Westfield native Charles Addams and his most famous creations, The Addams Family, will be a destination event this fall with family-friendly activities, lectures, exhibits and film screenings, the town announced Thursday.

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Rutgers-Newark Athletic Field Renamed to Honor Frederick Douglass

July 22, 2018

Newark, NJ – Long before Rutgers University-Newark created an athletic field on University Avenue, the abolitionist Frederick Douglass delivered an address in 1849 at a church that once stood there.

Rutgers Board of Governors approved a resolution to rename the field in honor of the time Douglass spent here. The field will now be called the Frederick Douglass ...

Mayors Push for Law Permitting Driver's License for Immigrants

July 22, 2018

PERTH AMBOY, NJ - Five mayors from northern and central New Jersey today called for passage of a state law permitting immigrants to get driver's licenses even if they are undocumented, saying it boosts public safety as well as the economy.

"This is important for every resident for a better life and a better life for the state of New Jersey," said Perth Amboy Mayor Wilda ...

Upcoming Events

Sun, July 22, 9:00 AM

Griggstown Grasslands Preserve, Princeton

NJ Audubon: Butterflies and Birds at the ...

Education Green

Sun, July 22, 2:00 PM

Scherman Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary, Bernardsville

NJ Audubon: Moths and Other Pollinators

Education Green Home & Garden

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The Hunchback of Notre Dame

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To Our Current and Future Representatives

July 18, 2018

To Our Current and Future Representatives - Wherever They May Be:

We can never forget we are a nation of immigrants. 

We cannot fall prey to fear, ignorance and anger when we  have been historically driven by freedom and justice. 

We must have the courage and will to fight hate, bigotry and prejudice. 

We must not wake up to what we hoped was a bad dream and ...

Montclair Police Blotter: Business Burglary, DWI Arrests and More

July 8, 2018

MONTCLAIR, NJ - The following blotter was released on July 3, 2018 from the Montclair Police Department:

Arrest:
06-28-2018 (Porter Place) Mr. Lonnial Hargrove (48yoa from Irvington) was arrested and charged with
DWI.
06-29-2018 (Bellevue Avenue) Mr. Avi Shvetz, 52yoa from Montclair, was arrested and charged with
DWI after striking a parked vehicle.
06-30-2018 (Lackawanna Plaza) Mr.

S.O.F.I.A. 8th Annual Walk Against Domestic Violence

July 22, 2018

We are thrilled to announce our 8th Annual S.O.F.I.A. Walk Against Domestic Violence (With Awareness There Is Hope) on Saturday, September 8, 2018 at Canterbury Park in Montclair, New Jersey. The event is from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. (Registration begins at 9 a.m.; the walk begins at 10 a.m.) 

Participating in the Walk or becoming a Sponsor will provide us with an opportunity to speak out ...