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Chelsea Handler to Discuss New Book in Montclair, Sept. 19

September 9, 2019

MONTCLAIR, NJ - Chelsea Handler will be speaking in Montclair at the First Congregational Church on September 19 during the Succeed2gether and S2G’s Montclair Literary Festival.

As part of the organization's fall fundraiser, Handler will discuss her #1 N​ew York Times​ bestseller, “Life Will Be the Death of Me”, in which she shares the funny, sad, super-honest, ...

NJCH Awards Nearly $10K to Montclair Businesses for Incubation Project

MONTCLAIR, NJ - In support of local public humanities projects and programming, officials from the New Jersey Council for the Humanities (NJCH) announced it has awarded two Montclair businesses a $5,000 incubation grant.

According to a NJCH news release, the Vietnamese Boat People, located in Montclair, received $4,850 to develop materials that will help members of the Vietnamese ...

Montclair Teen to Debut Solo Career at Trend, Sept. 13

MONTCLAIR, NJ - Local teen, Amelia Brubaker will debut her solo career at Trend Coffee and Tea House on September 13 at 7:30pm. 

According to a release, Brubaker has an eclectic musical palette, which she has developed since birth. With her velvety soprano voice, she recreates songs that have become the part of the soundtrack of many people’s lives, young and ...

Equity, Curriculum & Instruction Update Highlight’s Montclair BOE Meeting

September 6, 2019

MONTCLAIR, NJ – A thorough update by the Department of Equity, Curriculum and Instruction was at the forefront of the Montclair Board of Education meeting on Wednesday, September 4 at the George Inness Annex Atrium.

Interim superintendent Dr. Nathan Parker, who took over the helm on August 19, presided over the meeting on the eve of the 2019-20 school year.

Director of Humanities ...

Udi's Hamburger Buns Recalled Over Pieces of Plastic

September 9, 2019

Approximately 2,200 cases of Udi's Classic Hamburger Buns are being recalled by Conagra Brands due to the potential presence of small pieces of white plastic, announced the FDA.  The issue was discovered after a dough scraper inadvertently incorporated the pieces of plastic during the production process, announced the FDA in press release.

The product covered by this recall ...

Maplewood Businesses Charge Fee for Paper Bag Use

September 6, 2019

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - Shoppers will now have to pay 5 cents fee per paper bag they receive from stores in town.

The fee went into effect September 1 as part of a local law that bans the use of plastic bags for carry out purposes at local shops.

Plastic bags were banned in July as part of the law that was designed to encourage shoppers to use reuseable bags, which local ...

Montclair Residents and Officials Gather in West Orange for 18th Anniversary of 9/11

September 13, 2019

WEST ORANGE, NJ – Marking the 18th anniversary of the tragedies that occurred in New York, Washington, D.C. and Pennsylvania on Sept. 11, 2001, Essex County residents, elected officials, local clergy members and more attended the “Essex County Remembers” ceremony held annually at the Eagle Rock Sept. 11 Memorial in West Orange.

Standing in front of a backdrop of the New York ...

Following Montclair Planning Bd. Official's Accusation of Improper Actions, Township Leaders Involve the Essex County Prosecutor

September 13, 2019

MONTCLAIR, NJ – Montclair Planning Board member Martin Schwartz took a jab at township officials during the meeting on Tuesday night, criticizing them for "improper actions" and dropping the ball, which he alleged, resulted in an applicant potentially receiving more units per acre that what was intended in the redevelopment plan.

On Thursday, Township Officials responded, ...

Governor Murphy Speaks During Town Hall Forum at Bloomfield’s Temple Ner Tamid

BLOOMFIELD, NJ – As part of their ongoing Leadership Series program, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy spoke on a variety of statewide and national issued on Monday evening, September 9 at Temple Ner Tamid on Broad Street in Bloomfield.

In the third and final program at Temple Ner Tamid in 2019, the town hall forum titled ‘Governing with Social Justice’ was moderated by CBS ...

Murphy Administration Boosts Payments for Families & Individuals in Need

WorkFirst NJ Cash Assistance Benefits Increasing 20 Percent


(TRENTON) – Human Services Commissioner Carole Johnson has announced WorkFirst NJ cash assistance benefits are increasing by 20 percent for Temporary Assistance for Needy Families and General Assistance recipients. 

The announcement builds on the Murphy Administration's ongoing effort to build a ...

No Elevated Lead Levels Found in Second Water Test of Newark Luxury High Rise

September 3, 2019

NEWARK, NJ - A water sample taken Saturday from one of Newark's luxury high-rise buildings and analyzed by a second independent lab did not show elevated levels of lead, according to Newark Mayor Ras Baraka.

The sample, taken by the Newark Water Department from Eleven80 building, located at 1180 Raymond Blvd., has undetectable levels of lead/less than 5 parts per billion of lead. This ...

Marlyn Fernandez, M.D., E.C.N.U., F.A.C.E., Endocrinologist, Joins Hackensack Meridian Health Mountainside Medical Group

Montclair, NJ, - (August 29, 2019) – Mountainside Medical Group announced today that Marlyn Fernandez M.D., E.C.N.U.,F.A.C.E., has joined the practice to serve the communities growing need in the field of endocrinology.


Dr. Marlyn Fernandez completed her internal medicine residency and endocrinology fellowship at the University of Medicine and Dentistry ...

Elevated Lead Levels Found in Newark Luxury High-Rise

NEWARK, NJ - Water testing conducted by an independent consultant found elevated levels of lead in one of Newark’s luxury high-rise buildings located in the business district, outside the perimeter city officials have maintained was not impacted by a lead crisis gripping New Jersey’s largest municipality.

Residents of the Eleven80 building, located at 1180 Raymond Boulevard, were ...

Montclair Police Target Motorists Who Pass School Buses

September 8, 2019

MONTCLAIR, NJ - The Montclair Police Department (MPD)Traffic Bureau has been working all summer with the Montclair Board of Education and the New Jersey Department of Highway Traffic Safety to shift its School Bus Safety Awareness Campaign into high gear.

The MPD has also partnered with Jason Street of Applegate Farm to host several educational events during September and October.

Officers ...

Robber Snatches Bag of Pedestrian and Flees in Montclair

MONTCLAIR, NJ - A car pulled up alongside a pedestrian walking along Glenridge Avenue, a man jumped out and snatches the duffel bag the pedestrian was carrying, and jumped back into the car on August 29, according to police officials.

The victim contacted the police and reported that while walking east on Glenridge Avenue in the area of Baldwin Street, a white sedan with ...

New Jersey's Red Flag Law Goes into Effect

NEW JERSEY – Aa A217 has become effective, New Jersey joins more than a dozen other states with red flag laws. Officially named the “Extreme Risk Protective Order Act of 2018,” the new law adds to New Jersey’s status as the state with the second strictest gun control laws in the nation.

The name of the act somewhat speaks for itself. The new law allows ...

Love, Forgiveness and Gun Control Discussed at Montclair's Union Baptist Church

September 12, 2019

MONTCLAIR, NJ - Chris Singleton lost his mother in 2015 at Charleston’s church shooting. On Saturday, he spoke to a room of more than 100 people at Montclair's Union Batist Church to discuss the power of forgiveness.

The former professional baseball player for the Cubs, says his work to impact lives will continue until he has exceeded his goal of reaching 100,000 ...

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Thousands Attend Grand Opening Ceremony of Simulated Town for Special Needs Individuals

September 13, 2019

LIVINGSTON, NJ – Thousands of people flocked to 10 Miracle Way in Livingston on Monday to celebrate the grand opening of LifeTown, a 53,000-square-foot facility that features a simulated downtown among other functional spaces. LifeTown was built by Friendship Circle founders Rabbi Zalman and Toba Grossbaum to help individuals with disabilities to experience inclusion while mastering life ...

Misinformation Runs Rife Amid Newark's Lead Water Crisis

September 13, 2019

NEWARK, NJ - Councilman Augusto Amador had choice words for the Baraka administration this week after he said city officials told residents that some 2,000 households in the Ironbound may be impacted by elevated levels of lead.

Amador was referring to an article published by the Portuguese newspaper LusoAmericano. He said the article cited public officials but it did not say who the officials ...

Building Goodwill with Gratitude on NJ TRANSIT

NJ TRANSIT’s Customer Advocate and Chief Experience Officer Stewart Mader regularly rides buses, light rail, and trains to engage with customers and identify ways to streamline the  customer experience. 

This week, he rode with customers on the Montclair-Boonton Line to thank them for adjusting their schedules during Amtrak infrastructure work at New York Penn Station. That ...

Thank You, Montclair-Boonton, North Jersey Coast Line & Morris & Essex Line Riders

This spring we announced that Amtrak would need to take two tracks out of service at Penn Station New York this summer to accommodate critical infrastructure repair work. As a result, on weekdays only, four peak-period Midtown Direct trains in each direction on the Montclair-Boonton Line, one peak-period train in each direction on the North Jersey Coast Line and select reverse-peak trains on the ...

Upcoming Events

Sun, September 15, 9:00 AM

Negri Nepote Grassland Preserve, Somerset

NJ Audubon: Negri Nepote Native Grassland Preserve

Education Green

Sun, September 15, 9:00 AM

Scherman Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary, Bernardsville

NJ Audubon: Freezing the Moment: An Exhibition of ...

Arts & Entertainment Green


Sun, September 15, 10:30 AM

Spence-Chapin Services to Families and Children, New York

Adoptive Family Playgroup: Ages 6 to 9

Arts & Entertainment

Montclair Police Blotter:

September 6, 2019


Montclair Police Department
Police Blotter September 3, 2019

August 29, 2019 (Glenridge Avenue): A victim reported that while walking east on Glenridge Avenue in
the area of Baldwin Street, a white sedan with New Jersey plates pulled along side of him. A male
suspect exited the front passenger seat and grabbed his rolling duffel bag before getting back in the ...

Citizenship Exam Preparation at Montclair Public Library

September 15, 2019

Starting on October 12 at 10:30 a.m. the Montclair Public Library will be hosting Citizenship Exam Preparation Classes, presented by JVS.

The classes will cover American History, Civics, and how to fill out Form N400.

The classes will be held over a period of 10 weeks, lasting from October 12 to December 21.

There will be no class on November 30.

***Registration is not required, ...