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Black History Month Celebration at Montclair Public Library Today

February 17, 2019

MONTCLAIR, NJ - The annual Black History Month celebration will take place on Sunday, February 17, 2019 at the Montclair Public Library. 

Set to take place from 2-5pm, special invited guests include master tap dancer, Maurice Chestnut and other local talented artists such as Broadway star, Jacqueline Graham, Buzz Aldrin Middle Schooler and Chopped Junior runner-up, Megan Hackett, Hillside ...

Historic Wellmont Theater Sold to Pinnacle Companies

February 13, 2019

MONTCLAIR, NJ - The Pinnacle Companies have announced their purchase of Montclair's historic Wellmont Theater.

The Pinnacle Companies, along with its institutional investor, a global commercial property company that owns, operates and invests in bestin-class assets, announced that the firms have collaborated to purchase the Wellmont Theater. 

The team is currently ...

Lackawanna Plaza Pathmark Employees Given Termination Letters

MONTCLAIR, NJ - Employees at the Pathmark in Lackawanna Plaza received termination notices on Monday.

This news came as a surprise to some, since the parent company Atlantic & Pacific Tea Company did not list the store as one slated for closure. On July 20, A&P corporate released a list of stores being sold and others slated for closures. However, the Lackawanna Plaza store was not ...

Early Dismissal for Montclair Public Schools, Feb. 20

February 20, 2019

MONTCLAIR, NJ - An early dismissal has been declared for Montclair Public Schools due to the weather forecast for Wednesday, February 20, 2019.

The following message was sent to Montclair Families:

Based on the impending snow storm, Montclair Public Schools will have an early dismissal using the abbreviated day schedule on Wednesday, February 20.

Please see below for your ...

First African American Woman President to Take Office at Bloomfield College June 1

BLOOMFIELD, NJ - When Dr. Marcheta P. Evans takes office as the new president of Bloomfield College June 1, she will be both the first woman and African American to lead the college in its 150-year history.

“I am so humbled and honored to be selected as the 17th President of Bloomfield College. This is truly the fulfillment of a dream that was inspired by my grandparents as ...

Montclair Public Schools Have 2-Hour Delay for Feb. 13

MONTCLAIR, NJ - A two-hour delayed opening schedule will go into effect for all Montclair Public Schools for Wednesday, February 13, officials announced.

As a result of potentially icy road conditions in the morning, school officials have stated the following:

"...all Montclair Public Schools and offices will have a two-hour delayed opening Wednesday, Feb. 13. Your ...

NJ Governor Murphy Declares State of Emergency for Wed. Feb. 20

February 20, 2019

TRENTON – Today, Governor Phil Murphy declared that New Jersey will enter a state of emergency beginning Wednesday, February 20, 2019 at 5:00 a.m. ahead of the anticipated winter storm. The storm is expected to start tomorrow and continue throughout the day. Executive Order No. 57 declares a state of emergency across all 21 counties in New Jersey, allowing resources to be deployed ...

Congresswoman Sherrill Co-Sponsors Bill to Cut Down Wasteful Government Spending

Washington, DC − Congresswoman Sherrill (NJ-11) introduced legislation to cut down wasteful spending by Cabinet officials and increase transparency for taxpayers on renovation and decorating expenses at federal agencies. The Reining In Irresponsible Decorating Expenses (RIIDE) Act is a bipartisan bill led by Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) and Congressman Mark Meadows ...

Montclair Planning Board Approves the MC Hotel in a Unanimous Historic Decision

MONTCLAIR, NJ - In a historic decision Monday night, the Montclair planning board unanimously voted to approve the MC hotel.  In what looked like wasn't going to happen when Peg Seip raised last-minute traffic concerns, thus causing a lengthy discussion to ensue, the board then unanimously decided to approve the MC Hotel.

During the Monday night meeting of the Planning Board that ...

Theodore McCarrick, Former Archbishop of Newark, Removed from Ministry by Pope Francis

February 17, 2019

NEWARK, NJ -- The Vatican announced on Saturday that Cardinal Theodore E. McCarrick, formerly the Archbishop of the Archdiocese of Newark, has been defrocked. It is believed to be the first time an American archbishop has been removed from the ministry following accusations of sexual abuse. 

According to the Catholic Standard, The Vatican announced that the 88-year-old ...

Montclair Police Arrest Suspect in Barber Shop Shooting

February 19, 2019

MONTCLAIR, NJ - A 28-year-old Montclair man was arrested in Newark in connection with a shooting that occurred in the vicinity of the Finest Cuts Unisex barbershop, Montclair Police officials annouced Tuesday.

On November 17, 2018, at approximately 7:00PM, officers were dispatched to the area of Bloomfield Avenue
and Mission Street on a report of shots fired.

Upon ...

Three Montclair Police Officers Promoted During Ceremony

MONTCLAIR, NJ –Two Montclair police officers were promoted and one achieved permanent status during a swearing-in ceremony held Monday, February 11 in Municipal Council Chambers.

Municipal Clerk Linda Wanat administered the oath of office to Michael DeGrazio, Kevin Webb and Erica Febus.

Promoted to Lieutenant:

Michael DeGrazio joined the Department 2004 before being assigned ...

Montclair Police Search for CVS Robbery Suspect

MONTCLAIR, NJ - Montclair Police officials are on the lookout for a man who is suspected of robbing the CVS on Claremont Avenue on Wednesday.

According to reports, a man demanded money from a cashier at the CVS store on Claremont Avenue around 1:51am.

He approached the checkout counter wearing a jacket with the hood up and several items from the store.

"As the cashier ...

Theodore McCarrick, Former Archbishop of Newark, Removed from Ministry by Pope Francis

February 17, 2019

NEWARK, NJ -- The Vatican announced on Saturday that Cardinal Theodore E. McCarrick, formerly the Archbishop of the Archdiocese of Newark, has been defrocked. It is believed to be the first time an American archbishop has been removed from the ministry following accusations of sexual abuse. 

According to the Catholic Standard, The Vatican announced that the 88-year-old ...

Montclair Breaks Bloomfield’s Heart 54-51 in Valentine’s Day Buzzer-Beater

February 16, 2019

BLOOMFIELD, NJ – Talk about getting your heart shattered on Valentine’s Day.
 
After Bloomfield rallied from a 14-point deficit to take a 6-point lead with three minutes to play, Montclair senior Charles Murphy hit a three-pointer at the buzzer to propel the Mounties past the Bengals 54-51 in an SEC Liberty Division boys varsity basketball contest on Thursday at Bloomfield High ...

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Two Arrested for Prostitution Activities at New Fairfield Spa

February 19, 2019

FAIRFIELD, NJ — Two individuals were arrested in Fairfield on Friday for engaging in prostitution-related conduct after Fairfield police learned of illegal activities occurring at the new MVP Spa located at 180 Fairfield Road, according to police.

According to Fairfield Police Chief Anthony Manna, township zoning officials requested that Fairfield officers serve the owner of the ...

Bill to Establish Panel to Facilitate Gateway Construction Projects Approved by Assembly Panel

February 18, 2019

TRENTON, NJ  – Setting the project guidelines in conjunction with the state of New York, legislation creating the Gateway Development Commission -- sponsored by Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin and the Assembly Transportation Chair Daniel Benson -- cleared its first legislative hurdle Thursday.

“The Hudson Tunnel Project is arguably the most important project that will ...

Upcoming Events

Thu, February 21, 9:00 AM

Scherman Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary -- Wayrick Wildlife Art Gallery, Bernardsville

NJ Audubon: Volunteer Art Show!

Arts & Entertainment Education Green

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Thu, February 21, 11:15 AM

Montclair YMCA, Montclair

Heart of the Matter: Facts of Heart Failure

Health & Wellness

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Thu, February 21, 2:00 PM

Clifton Health Department, Clifton

Memory Assessments

Health & Wellness

Montclair Police Blotter: CVS Robbery, Vehicle Theft and More

February 16, 2019

MONTCLAIR, NJ - The Montclair Police Department compiled the following blotter on February 12, 2019:
 

02-09-2019 (Bloomfield Avenue) Ms. Deirdre McManus (54yoa from West Orange) was arrested and
charged with DWI.
Burglary/Theft:
02-06-2019 (Pine Street) Theft of a 2014 white Ford work van from a parking lot.
02-09-2019 (Bellevue Avenue) Theft of a 2015 Volvo V60 from a residential ...

"My Very Own British Invasion" is short on plot

‘My Very Own British Invasion’ is short on plot, but long on rock

By Liz Keill

MILLBURN, NJ – Paper Mill Playhouse is putting on a rollicking, rock and roll extravaganza in its premier production of  “My Very Own British Invasion.”

We start with a fast and furious tribute to the Beatles, like “I Saw Her Standing There” and move on to ...

NJ Human Services Announces Investments to Combat Opioid Epidemic and Boost Recovery Supports

February 20, 2019

$1.4 million in awards; Programs for peer support, services to sustain recovery and alternatives to opioids

(TRENTON) – The New Jersey Department of Human Services has awarded nearly $1.4 million in grants for new addiction treatment programs focusing on peer recovery, intensive support for people dependent on opioids and alternatives to opioids for pain management for older ...