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Ribbon-Cutting Set to Take Place at Lackawanna Plaza, June 21

June 18, 2021

MONTCLAIR, NJ - A ribbon cutting ceremony celebrating the arts is scheduled ton take place on Monday, June 21 at Lackawanna Plaza.

Fresh Air Montclair 2021 will host a program with art installations at Lackawanna Plaza in coordination with Montclair Make Music Day Performances and Glass Demonstrations starting at 3 pm (International Make Music Day).

To celebrate the art community in ...

The Y Helps Children in the Greater Montclair Community Learn to be Safe Around Water

MONTCLAIR — As part of the Y’s commitment to reduce drowning rates and keep kids safe in and around the water, the YMCA of Montclair will provide Safety Around Water, a swim instruction and water safety program to children ages 4-6 June 21-25 and ages 7-14 June 28-July 2.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, fatal drowning is the second leading cause of ...

Synagogue Hosts Prospective Member Jazz Event at Montclair Brewery June 27th

Looking for a vibrant synagogue with an innovative religious school? Stop by the outdoor stage at Montclair Brewery Sunday June 27th at 6:30p.m. for conversation with Bnai Keshet members and live jazz performed by musicians who are members. Learn about High Holy Day observances, including youth and family services, and the community’s religious school. Stop by the synagogue’s ...

Livingston Council Considers Benefits of Hitting Pause on Zoning for Marijuana

June 18, 2021

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Members of the Livingston Township Council plan to consider an ordinance being drafted to opt out of the state’s marijuana legislation following a public discussion in which they shared their individual viewpoints on the pending decision for the first time.

Although no formal decision has been made, all but one council member agreed that waiting for more ...

Students with Disabilities Able to Receive an Extra Year of Special Education, Says Gov. Murphy

June 18, 2021

TRENTON, NJ - Governor Murphy signed legislation (S3434/A5366) which offers an additional year of public education and related services to students with disabilities.

According to the Governor's office, this bill will provide a temporary one-year extension of special education and related services to students with disabilities who exceed, or will exceed, the current age of eligibility for ...

Arizona State Dean Named Next President of Montclair State University

MONTCLAIR, NJ - Jonathan G.S. Koppell has been selected as Montclair State University’s 9th president, the Board of Trustees announced today. A nationally regarded scholar of policy, organization and management who transformed the public affairs college at Arizona State University into one of the largest, best and most innovative in the nation, will start on August 2.

Board of Trustees ...

Shooting Update: CHS Student Injured Confirmed as Charles Obiagwu, 18, MPD Chief Asks for Information

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — On a steady stream of Instagram photos, local teens have been tagging Charles Obiagwu and sending the message to “get well soon.” 

A police official confirmed that is the name of the Columbia High School student shot in the leg in last night's incident at Underhill Field alongside Moussa Fofana, who died at the ...

ELECTION ROUNDUP: Learn Local Election Results Throughout New Jersey

June 11, 2021

Amid statewide primary election contests, New Jersey also hosted dozens of local races Tuesday. Here is a roundup of various New Jersey local election results as reported by TAPinto franchises across the state:

Cranford Election: Kate Rappa Defeats Incumbent Tom Hannen, Jr. in Democrat Primary

Newcomer defeats an incumbent in this township committee primary election, advancing to face a GOP ...

Fontoura Winner in Democratic Primary for Essex County Sheriff

NEWARK, NJ — Armando Fontoura is the apparent winner in the Democratic primary race for Essex County Sheriff with more than 75% of the districts reporting.

The incumbent holds a commanding lead with 415 of 548 districts reporting, according to unofficial results reported on the Essex County Board of Elections website, Fontoura leads the Democratic candidates with 20,879 ...

A Quiet State, County, and City-wide Election

EAST ORANGE/ORANGE, NJ — Tuesday, June 8th is the Primary Election here in Montclair. Democrats and Republicans will vote to see who will represent each party in the November 9th General. Although Tuesday is a Gubernatorial state-wide election, if it were not for the sea of lawn signs sprouted about, residents might easily forget. Below are the candidates seeking your vote on ...

Bloomfield Center Alliance To Lead A Food Tour of Bloomfield Center in Late June

June 11, 2021

BLOOMFIELD, NJ - The Township of Bloomfield is fast becoming on of the top culinary destinations in the Garden State. 

Come see what the buzz is about on June 26th by taking part of a Food Tour organized by the Bloomfield Center Alliance. The tour runs from 2-4:30 p.m.

Tickets for this event are $30 and will give the purchaser access to a fun, food-filled guided tour of Bloomfield ...

Bloomfield Welcomes Lion Gate Park

June 19, 2021

BLOOMFIELD, NJ--Monday morning, Bloomfield Township held a ribbon cutting ceremony for its newest natural resource amenity Lion Gate Park, which serves as an active recreational park and environmental restoration. The Lion Gate Park project is the culmination of nearly two decades of work by the township to acquire the property and build a sustainable park.

A tent was set up to keep those in ...

National Weather Service Issues Hazardous Weather Outlook for Region for June 7

NEW YORK, NY - The National Weather Service issued a hazardous weather outlook for Northern NJ and Southeast NY. The primary threats are gusty winds and lightning strikes for Monday, June 7 into tonight. 

Temperature Monday will approach 90. Scattered showers and thunderstorms are not expected until some time after 11 a.m. The chance of scattered rain and thunderstorms continues ...

Montclair Police Officers Help Families Behind the Badge Raise Over $16K For Fallen Officers

June 15, 2021

WOODLAND PARK, NJ - While COVID may have stopped the annual Families Behind the Badge softball tournament last year, the event was back in full force Saturday morning and was a great success, raising the highest amount ever. 

Ten teams of North Jersey law enforcement officers battled it out for the title, which was won this year by the Paterson PBA. Other teams included Woodland ...

Fundraising for Fofana Family Blows Past its Goal, Reaches Over $100K

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The community is rallying around the Fofana family in a big way this week. 

Less than two days after Moussa Fofana was shot and killed at Underhill Field Sunday night, Fredrik Hoffmann was looking for a way to help. Although he had been a senior at Columbia High School when Moussa was a freshman, Hoffmann remembered him fondly. They had practiced soccer ...

New Essex County Justice Building In Newark Named in Honor of MLK

June 19, 2021

NEWARK, NJ — The newly constructed justice building in the heart of Newark was dedicated today to a man who spent his life seeking justice — Martin Luther King Jr.

Dignitaries from around the county and state joined Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo and Gov. Phil Murphy as they dedicated the new Essex County Martin Luther King Jr. Justice Building and ...

Essex County Coronavirus Testing, June 15-19

June 11, 2021

For Appointments, Visit www.EssexCOVID.org or Call 973-877-8456

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ – Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. announced COVID-19 testing will be conducted every Tuesday and Saturday in Newark and West Orange. The tests are being offered to Essex County residents free of charge. To make an appointment, please visit www.EssexCovid.org or call ...

Bloomfield Forms Crisis Intervention Team to Assist Police Department

June 16, 2021

BLOOMFIELD, NJ – An update regarding the formation of a Crisis Intervention Team update was provided by Bloomfield Health & Human Services Supervisor Paula Peikes and Director of Public Safety Samuel DeMaio during Monday’s Township Council Conference Meeting.

“We have been looking for better ways to deal with emotionally disturbed people, as many of our calls are for ...

Montclair Police Officers Help Families Behind the Badge Raise Over $16K For Fallen Officers

WOODLAND PARK, NJ - While COVID may have stopped the annual Families Behind the Badge softball tournament last year, the event was back in full force Saturday morning and was a great success, raising the highest amount ever. 

Ten teams of North Jersey law enforcement officers battled it out for the title, which was won this year by the Paterson PBA. Other teams included Woodland ...

Montclair Beyond Policing Discusses Strategies and Reforms For Social Change

MONTCLAIR, NJ - Montclair Beyond Policing held an online town hall on June 6 to discuss not only the issue of cutting the police budget but also finding ways to help the community and make residents aware of alternatives to policing. The group did address the fundamentals of the police line item in Montclair’s 2021 budget toward the end of ...

Formal Utility Moratorium Ends July 1st; Grace Period Will Run Through Dec. 31

June 15, 2021

TRENTON, NJ – Governor Murphy signed an Executive Order ending the moratorium on utility shutoffs as of July 1, 2021. However, a grace period will run through December 31 which will protect customers facing shutoffs, he said on Monday.

"This grace period is for customers to enroll in payment assistance plans, and this is something that we’re taking very seriously", ...

Tour Historic WWII Aircraft at Trenton-Mercer County Airport this Weekend

June 11, 2021

EWING, NJ -- Several World War II aircraft will be flying into Trenton-Mercer Airport this week for tourists to view. The CAF AirPower History Tour featuring historic World War II aircraft will provide cockpit tours, flight demonstrations, and rides.  

The event features the B-29 Superfortress FIFI, the most advanced bomber of World War II; the T-6 Texan, legendary ...

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Bloomfield Welcomes Lion Gate Park

June 19, 2021

BLOOMFIELD, NJ--Monday morning, Bloomfield Township held a ribbon cutting ceremony for its newest natural resource amenity Lion Gate Park, which serves as an active recreational park and environmental restoration. The Lion Gate Park project is the culmination of nearly two decades of work by the township to acquire the property and build a sustainable park.

A tent was set up to keep those in ...

Essex County Offers $10,000 Reward for Information Concerning Maplewood Man's Death

June 18, 2021

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Essex County is offering a $10,000 reward for information in the Moussa Fofana murder case, according to Maplewood Mayor Frank McGehee.

“If you know anything, please step forward," he said. "We need you."

Maplewood Police Chief Jim DeVaul noted on Monday that although victims of violent crime "may be statistics," they are also real ...

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June 18, 2021

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New Essex County Justice Building In Newark Named in Honor of MLK

June 19, 2021

NEWARK, NJ — The newly constructed justice building in the heart of Newark was dedicated today to a man who spent his life seeking justice — Martin Luther King Jr.

Dignitaries from around the county and state joined Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo and Gov. Phil Murphy as they dedicated the new Essex County Martin Luther King Jr. Justice Building and ...

Bloomfield Welcomes Lion Gate Park

BLOOMFIELD, NJ--Monday morning, Bloomfield Township held a ribbon cutting ceremony for its newest natural resource amenity Lion Gate Park, which serves as an active recreational park and environmental restoration. The Lion Gate Park project is the culmination of nearly two decades of work by the township to acquire the property and build a sustainable park.

A tent was set up to keep those in ...

Ribbon-Cutting Set to Take Place at Lackawanna Plaza, June 21

MONTCLAIR, NJ - A ribbon cutting ceremony celebrating the arts is scheduled ton take place on Monday, June 21 at Lackawanna Plaza.

Fresh Air Montclair 2021 will host a program with art installations at Lackawanna Plaza in coordination with Montclair Make Music Day Performances and Glass Demonstrations starting at 3 pm (International Make Music Day).

To celebrate the art community in ...

Livingston Council Considers Benefits of Hitting Pause on Zoning for Marijuana

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Members of the Livingston Township Council plan to consider an ordinance being drafted to opt out of the state’s marijuana legislation following a public discussion in which they shared their individual viewpoints on the pending decision for the first time.

Although no formal decision has been made, all but one council member agreed that waiting for more ...

Essex County Offers $10,000 Reward for Information Concerning Maplewood Man's Death

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Essex County is offering a $10,000 reward for information in the Moussa Fofana murder case, according to Maplewood Mayor Frank McGehee.

“If you know anything, please step forward," he said. "We need you."

Maplewood Police Chief Jim DeVaul noted on Monday that although victims of violent crime "may be statistics," they are also real ...

The Y Helps Children in the Greater Montclair Community Learn to be Safe Around Water

MONTCLAIR — As part of the Y’s commitment to reduce drowning rates and keep kids safe in and around the water, the YMCA of Montclair will provide Safety Around Water, a swim instruction and water safety program to children ages 4-6 June 21-25 and ages 7-14 June 28-July 2.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, fatal drowning is the second leading cause of ...