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Songs For A New World at Paper Mill Playhouse

October 12, 2021

MILLBURN, NJ  – Paper Mill Playhouse (Mark S. Hoebee-Producing Artistic Director; Michael Stotts- Managing Director), recipient of the 2016 Regional Theatre Tony Award, begins performances Oct. 13, for the opening production of the company’s 2021-2022 season, Jason Robert Brown’s Songs for a New World, directed by Producing Artistic Director Mark S.

Virtual Reading With Montclair Resident Deborah Garrison and Rogan Kelly

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - Watershed Literary Events, a spoken-word series sponsored by the Department of Cultural Affairs in South Orange, will host its third virtual reading of the year on Sunday, October 17, at 2 pm.

 

The reading will feature two editors who are also poets—Deborah Garrison and Rogan Kelly. The event is free and open to the public and can be accessed through this Zoom ...

Newark Symphony Hall Chosen to Host New TV Show 'America’s Big Deal'

NEWARK, NJ — A new competition television show is coming to Newark Symphony Hall that will be broadcasted live to viewers across America. 

The New Jersey Motion Picture and Television Commission announced this week that Newark Symphony Hall will be the location for USA Network’s new television show, “America’s Big ...

Montclair Public Schools Pauses Plans for COVID-19 Testing After Bombshell Article on Vendor Emerges

October 14, 2021

MONTCLAIR, NJ - Montclair Public Schools have paused plans to begin voluntary pooled COVID-19 testing, until further notice. Testing was set to begin on Tuesday, however, Superintendent Jonathan Ponds sent a message to families on Friday stating that the pause was out of an “abundance of caution” after the district was sent an article about Ginkgo Bioworks, a ...

Montclair Receives AAA Bond Rating for Fifth Straight Year

MONTCLAIR, NJ – For five consecutive years, Standard & Poor’s Global Rating Services has assigned an AAA rating to Montclair Township’s series general obligation (GO) improvement bonds and series GO school bonds. The agency also affirmed its AAA rating on the Township’s existing GO debt. The agency also cited the Township’s outlook as ...

Five Tips to Prevent Internet Theft and Other Cybercrimes During Cybersecurity Awareness Month (October 2021)

RARITAN BAY, NJ – Cybersecurity Awareness Month (October 2021 #BeCyberSmart) raises awareness about the importance of cybersecurity across America, ensuring that everyone has the resources needed to be safer and more secure online.

In promoting Cybersecurity Awareness Month, Prove, the modern way for businesses to enable their customers to prove their identities with just a phone, ...

Montclair Board of Ed: District to Resume COVID-19 Testing, Evaluates Other Mitigation Strategies

October 20, 2021

MONTCLAIR, NJ - Montclair Public Schools will continue to use Ginkgo Bioworks to conduct COVID-19 pool testing for students, Superintendent Dr. Jonathan Ponds announced in Monday’s Board of Education meeting. 

 

An investigation into Ginkgo is pending after Scorpion Capital, an activist short seller group, accused the vendor of relying on related party transaction revenues, ...

Montclair Public Schools Pauses Plans for COVID-19 Testing After Bombshell Article on Vendor Emerges

MONTCLAIR, NJ - Montclair Public Schools have paused plans to begin voluntary pooled COVID-19 testing, until further notice. Testing was set to begin on Tuesday, however, Superintendent Jonathan Ponds sent a message to families on Friday stating that the pause was out of an “abundance of caution” after the district was sent an article about Ginkgo Bioworks, a ...

Resources Now Available to Help K-12 Schools Teach Climate Change in the Classroom

TRENTON – Online resources have been made available to school districts and educators that can be used to incorporate climate change education across K-12 classrooms beginning in the 2022-2023 school year, announced the New Jersey Department of Education.

New Jersey became the first state in the nation to incorporate climate change across its revised state K-12 learning ...

Allergy Alert; Simple Mills Issues Recall on Sea Salt Almond Flour Crackers

October 12, 2021

Simple Mills has initiated a voluntary recall on Fine Ground Sea Salt Almond Flour Cracker boxes after a select number were erroneously packed with bags of Farmhouse Cheddar Almond Flour Crackers, announced the company.

Due to the error, the packaging does not list the presence of milk, a possible allergen. According to the FDA, some people who have an extreme allergy or severe sensitivity to ...

Chocolate and the Chip LLC Issues Allergy Alert on Certain Bakery Products

Chocolate and the Chip is recalling various flavors including chocolate chip cookies, cookie bundt cakes and rice crispy treats because they may contain undeclared wheat, milk, soy, and tree nuts, announced the company.

Cookies, bundt cakes and rice crispy treats were distributed in the Los Angeles area as well as CA, MA, TX, ID, NY, AL, AZ, AR, WA, UT, NJ, FL, OH, CO, GA, ...

Beloved Napoli Restaurant Moves to Montclair After Tropical Storm Ida Devastation

NUTLEY, NJ — The floodwaters receded more than a month ago, but the impact of Tropical Storm Ida is still being felt by Nutley residents and businesses. On Wednesday, news broke that Napoli, the family friendly restaurant on North Franklin Ave. will relocate to Montclair as a direct result of the flooding.

As flood waters raged through Nutley, most of the images shared in the news were ...

NJ's Urban and Rural Forests Are Putting on their Annual Show

October 16, 2021

NEW JERSEY — The New Jersey Forestry Service reports that the annual autumn foliage show is taking place in every county in the Garden State. The north westernmost part of the state is near peak conditions while color is just starting to pop up in the southern counties. 

This is a great weekend to plan a road trip to Sussex County to catch the show before it peaks. Waywayanda ...

Resources Now Available to Help K-12 Schools Teach Climate Change in the Classroom

TRENTON – Online resources have been made available to school districts and educators that can be used to incorporate climate change education across K-12 classrooms beginning in the 2022-2023 school year, announced the New Jersey Department of Education.

New Jersey became the first state in the nation to incorporate climate change across its revised state K-12 learning ...

Vice President Harris Visits Montclair State University Children's Center to Discuss Child Care Funding

October 9, 2021

MONTCLAIR, NJ - Vice President Kamala Harris visited Montclair State University and Essex County College during her stop in New Jersey on Friday. 

She and her team had two goals for the visit: to promote vaccines and to highlight the importance of federal funding for child care. During her visit to MSU, Vice President Harris was accompanied by Congresswoman Mikie Sherrill (NJ-11) and ...

The Meeting That Wasn't: Montclair Planning Board Meeting on Jazz Club Future Derailed By Technical Difficulties, Mistakes

October 20, 2021

MONTCLAIR, NJ -The Montclair Planning Board met virtually for over fifty minutes on October 18 and attempted to get online representatives for the hearing on the application from the Hanani Group to renovate the former Trumpets jazz club on Walnut Street. 

It was the board’s first meeting in five weeks, but due to ongoing technical issues, the board gave up and forwarded the hearing ...

Montclair Council Meeting: Bellevue Theatre Might Be Considered An Area in Need of Rehab; Landlords, Tenants At Odds Over Rent Control

MONTCLAIR, NJ - The Montclair Township Council met on October 12 with a light agenda that was dominated by public comment, mostly on the same familiar issues that have been aired in public comment in the past several months.  Chief among them was rent control. 

Councilor-at-Large Robert Russo defended what the council has been doing with efforts to get rent control in Montclair, ...

Vice President Harris Visits Montclair State University Children's Center to Discuss Child Care Funding

MONTCLAIR, NJ - Vice President Kamala Harris visited Montclair State University and Essex County College during her stop in New Jersey on Friday. 

She and her team had two goals for the visit: to promote vaccines and to highlight the importance of federal funding for child care. During her visit to MSU, Vice President Harris was accompanied by Congresswoman Mikie Sherrill (NJ-11) and ...

Summit Psychological Services Invites All to Celebrate 'Unity Day', Oct. 20

October 12, 2021

Join Summit Psychological Services by wearing and sharing orange on October 20 to celebrate 'Unity Day'!

Founded in 2006, PACER's National Bullying Prevention Center actively leads social change to prevent childhood bullying, so that all youth are safe and supported in their schools, communities and online. PACER provides innovative resources for students, parents, educators, and ...

VP Kamala Harris Urges Americans to Get COVID-19 Vaccine During Newark Visit 

NEWARK, NJ — Vice President Kamala Harris came to Newark on Friday with a clear goal in mind - to encourage city residents to get vaccinated at a time when the COVID-19 pandemic has clearly yet to be defeated. 

“There will be an end to this,” Harris said at a pooled press conference while touring a vaccination clinic at Essex County College. “We really feel we are ...

Officials: Vice President Harris Will Be in Montclair Friday

MONTCLAIR, NJ - Vice President Kamala Harris will be traveling to New Jersey and making stops in Newark and Montclair on Friday, according to published reports.

Details of her visit have not yet been released, however, published reports indicate that Harris will promote getting vaccinated and the spending bill.

Harris' husband has New Jersey ties. Though born in ...

Cedar Grove Physician Suspended; AG Bruck: Doctor Poses 'Grave Risk' to Public'

October 20, 2021

NEWARK, NJ — The license of a Cedar Grove physician has been temporarily suspended by the New Jersey Board of Medical Examiners, Acting Attorney General Andrew J. Bruck announced on Wednesday.

Dr. Muhammad A. Mirza, a board-certified internist from Cedar Grove, has been temporarily banned from practicing medicine after allegations surfaced that he has been traveling to offices both in ...

Two-Time Super Bowl Champ Carl Banks Among Scotch Plains Public Storage Customers Seeking Return of Valuables

SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- Among those frustrated by his inability to visit his unit at Public Storage on Route 22 in Scotch Plains is two-time Super Bowl champion and Giants legend Carl Banks, who stored mementos of his stellar NFL career at the storage facility. 

Items in the storage unit include Banks's Pro Bowl jersey and items belonging to his son, CJ, that include a signed ...

Montclair Activist Leads 67-Mile March for Justice to Trenton

MONTCLAIR, NJ —  Lawrence Hamm, of Montclair, the founding chairman of the People’s Organization for Progress, began his ‘The Long March for Justice: For Police Accountability, Social Justice And Economic Progress’ with a multiracial and intergenerational assemblage of participants.

It is a trek that will cover 22 towns and 67 miles over 9 days ...

Officials: Students Okay After School Bus Crash in Montclair

October 15, 2021

UPDATE: 4:22PM

MONTCLAIR, NJ - A school bus full of Montclair students jumped the curb on Park Street after crashing into a passenger vehicle on Friday morning.

Montclair Police Sgt. Terence Turner confirmed the crash, stating, "The accident was reported at 9:06 AM at the intersection of Park Street and Wildwood Avenue.  It is involving a school bus and a passenger ...

New Jersey Unveils Memorial Honoring Officers Who Died During COVID-19 Pandemic

TRENTON — New Jersey’s law enforcement leaders gathered Wednesday at the Richard J. Hughes Justice Complex in Trenton to unveil the state’s first permanent memorial honoring police officers and other law enforcement professionals who died during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The memorial honors the twenty-eight law enforcement personnel who passed away from COVID-related ...

Personalized NJ Devils Jersey Stolen from Montclair Ice Arena

MONTCLAIR, NJ - A personalized New Jersey Devils jersey was stolen from the Clary Anderson Arena, officials reported last week.

The jersey hung in the lobby of the arena on Oct. 9, police said.

According to police officials, surveillance video shows that a man used a hammer to break the plastic cover of the display case and remove the jersey at 1:39 p.m. He was last seen ...

Assemblywoman Timberlake to Hold Candle Light Vigil for All Community Members Who Died from COVID-19

October 19, 2021

EAST ORANGE / ORANGE / MONTCLAIR / CLIFTON, NJ — COVID-19 robbed so many things from our community, none more precious than the lives of our loved ones. With this in mind, on Thursday, October 28th, Assemblywoman Britnee N. Timberlake and clergy will be hosting a candlelight vigil outside her NJ State Office to honor the lives lost due to COVID-19.

"Because of social distancing and ...

Assemblywoman Britnee Timberlake to Honor Those Lost to COVID-19

The office of Assemblywoman Britnee N. Timberlake presents 'A Day of Remembrance', a candlelight vigil that will be held in front of the district office at 520 Main Street, Suite 1, in East Orange on October 28th at 6:15pm.

The purpose of the event is to honor the lives lost due to Covid-19. ALL residents of District 34 are encouraged to participate in the event by bringing photos of ...

New Jersey Unveils Memorial Honoring Officers Who Died During COVID-19 Pandemic

TRENTON — New Jersey’s law enforcement leaders gathered Wednesday at the Richard J. Hughes Justice Complex in Trenton to unveil the state’s first permanent memorial honoring police officers and other law enforcement professionals who died during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The memorial honors the twenty-eight law enforcement personnel who passed away from COVID-related ...

HS Football: Montclair Climbs to 11th in NJSIAA Football Rankings

October 11, 2021

ROBBINSVILLE, NJ - Montclair High School Mounties climb to 11th, in the latest North Group 5 rankings.  

East Orange Campus moves up to the top spot, after their 47-7 win over Westfield (9th ranked).  Clifton who had been ranked first, dropped to the third spot after their 29-6 loss to Northern Highlands, who improved to 6-0 and is the number 1 ranked team in the Group 4 ...

Madison Field Hockey Falls To Montclair; Charlotte Smith Scores for the Dodgers

MADISON, NJ - Madison's Charlotte Smith scored a goal in Madison’s 2-1 loss to Montclair on Wednesday.

Montclair had a 19-6 edge in shots on goal. Sydney Kovel and Natalie Snyder put in goals for Montclair. The loss snapped a three-game winning streak for the Dodgers, now
5-3 on the season.

The Dodgers will take on Randolph today in the Morris County Tournament. The game will ...

350,000 NJ Households Notified of Overdue Electric Bills; Apply for Assistance or Pay Up Says Government

October 16, 2021

TRENTON, NJ - Approximately 350,000 New Jersey households with overdue electric and natural gas bills were notified by mail that utility relief may be available. Residents who are behind in their utility and gas bills have until December 1 to enter an assistance program or pay their outstanding bills.

The New Jersey Department of Community Affairs (DCA) sent letters to all households with ...

NJ's Urban and Rural Forests Are Putting on their Annual Show

October 16, 2021

NEW JERSEY — The New Jersey Forestry Service reports that the annual autumn foliage show is taking place in every county in the Garden State. The north westernmost part of the state is near peak conditions while color is just starting to pop up in the southern counties. 

This is a great weekend to plan a road trip to Sussex County to catch the show before it peaks. Waywayanda ...

NJ Forests Put On A Show For Long Holiday Weekend, Get Out There And Photograph It

NUTLEY, NJ — With a three-day weekend upon us, why not get out and photograph something. According to the NJ Forestry Service, the autumn leave show is taking center stage in some counties, and waiting in the wings in others. 

Right now, The Fall Foliage Show in NJ is at the midpoint in Sussex and Morris counties, plus the northern portions of Passaic and Bergen ...

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NJ TRANSIT’s Mobile App Upgrades: Keeping Riders in the Know

NEW JERSEY – With more and more riders returning to public transportation, NJ TRANSIT’s recent changes to mobile apps literally represent well-timed upgrades.

Smartphone users can readily appreciate the ease of information available at their fingertips. A few swipes on the mobile app replace the need for paper schedules and more.  The mobile app is available on both Google ...

How to Get Rid of Stink Bugs

Have you ever been swarmed by a bug and noticed a strange and unpleasant smell?

You probably encountered a stink bug.

Chances are, if you have a stink bug infestation, your nose will let you know and you'll want to get rid of the problem as soon as possible. 

Keep reading to learn more about how to get rid of stink bugs. 

Understanding Stink Bugs

Whether you already ...

Newark Police Cease Release of Mug Shots of Persons Arrested for Minor Offenses in Effort to Curb Abuse Against Marginalized Communities

October 20, 2021

NEWARK, NJ — The Newark Police will no longer post mug shots or other photos of individuals arrested for minor offenses in a move to safeguard individuals from marginalized communities from abuse, authorities announced. 

The action from the department comes after Newark Public Safety Director Brian O’Hara reported that police have seen a recent uptick in negative social media ...

44-year-old Clifton Man Arrested for Aggravated Sexual Assault of a Child

October 20, 2021

PATERSON, NJ — A 44-year-old Clifton resident was arrested Monday after an investigation by the Passaic County Prosecutor's Office Special Victims Unit (PCPO) after a report of sexual assault of a minor. 

On September 8, 2021, the PCPO received a report from the Division of Child Protection and Permanency regarding an 18-year-old victim who disclosed being sexually ...

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'Songs for a New World' Merges Rock, Ballads, Jazz

Millburn, NJ - Yes, Paper MIll Playhouse has now reopened with a dazzling production of “Songs for a New World.”  

There are plenty of precautions before entering the theatre, including masks for the audience, proof of vaccination and photo i.d. (probably a driver’s license.)  Still, it’s good to know all that going in, so there are no surprises ...

Most taxpayers who requested an extension to file their 2021 tax return must file by Oct. 15

October 14, 2021

October 15 is the filing extension deadline. Most taxpayers who requested an extension of time to file their 2020 tax return must file tomorrow to avoid the penalty for filing late.

Extension filers who owe taxes should pay as much as possible to reduce interest and penalties. Those who have yet to file a 2020 tax return, owe tax, and did not request an extension can generally avoid additional ...

Montclair Board of Ed: District to Resume COVID-19 Testing, Evaluates Other Mitigation Strategies

October 20, 2021

MONTCLAIR, NJ - Montclair Public Schools will continue to use Ginkgo Bioworks to conduct COVID-19 pool testing for students, Superintendent Dr. Jonathan Ponds announced in Monday’s Board of Education meeting. 

 

An investigation into Ginkgo is pending after Scorpion Capital, an activist short seller group, accused the vendor of relying on related party transaction revenues, ...

Cedar Grove Physician Suspended; AG Bruck: Doctor Poses 'Grave Risk' to Public'

NEWARK, NJ — The license of a Cedar Grove physician has been temporarily suspended by the New Jersey Board of Medical Examiners, Acting Attorney General Andrew J. Bruck announced on Wednesday.

Dr. Muhammad A. Mirza, a board-certified internist from Cedar Grove, has been temporarily banned from practicing medicine after allegations surfaced that he has been traveling to offices both in ...

44-year-old Clifton Man Arrested for Aggravated Sexual Assault of a Child

PATERSON, NJ — A 44-year-old Clifton resident was arrested Monday after an investigation by the Passaic County Prosecutor's Office Special Victims Unit (PCPO) after a report of sexual assault of a minor. 

On September 8, 2021, the PCPO received a report from the Division of Child Protection and Permanency regarding an 18-year-old victim who disclosed being sexually ...

Newark Police Cease Release of Mug Shots of Persons Arrested for Minor Offenses in Effort to Curb Abuse Against Marginalized Communities

NEWARK, NJ — The Newark Police will no longer post mug shots or other photos of individuals arrested for minor offenses in a move to safeguard individuals from marginalized communities from abuse, authorities announced. 

The action from the department comes after Newark Public Safety Director Brian O’Hara reported that police have seen a recent uptick in negative social media ...

The Meeting That Wasn't: Montclair Planning Board Meeting on Jazz Club Future Derailed By Technical Difficulties, Mistakes

MONTCLAIR, NJ -The Montclair Planning Board met virtually for over fifty minutes on October 18 and attempted to get online representatives for the hearing on the application from the Hanani Group to renovate the former Trumpets jazz club on Walnut Street. 

It was the board’s first meeting in five weeks, but due to ongoing technical issues, the board gave up and forwarded the hearing ...

Assemblywoman Timberlake to Hold Candle Light Vigil for All Community Members Who Died from COVID-19

EAST ORANGE / ORANGE / MONTCLAIR / CLIFTON, NJ — COVID-19 robbed so many things from our community, none more precious than the lives of our loved ones. With this in mind, on Thursday, October 28th, Assemblywoman Britnee N. Timberlake and clergy will be hosting a candlelight vigil outside her NJ State Office to honor the lives lost due to COVID-19.

"Because of social distancing and ...