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MHS Sisters On The Runaway Club Fashion SHow, May 17

May 17, 2019

MONTCLAIR, NJ - Sisters on the Runway (SOR) will be hosting a fashion show fundraiser on Friday, May 17.

SOR is a student run non-profit organization at Montclair High School, that raises money for victims of domestic violence.

Come out and support Montclair High School students in their biggest fundraiser of the year — the Spring Fashion Show.

Due to the generosity of local ...

Montclair’s Erin Lee Carr Discusses New Memoir During Montclair Film Festival Event

 

MONTCLAIR, NJ – The Montclair Film Festival hosted an intimate conversation with local filmmaker Erin Lee Carr about her new book All That You Leave Behind on Saturday afternoon at Cinema505 on Bloomfield Avenue.

 

The new book, released in April, is a poignant coming-of-age story that offers a raw and honest glimpse into the multilayered relationship between a daughter ...

At Sopranos Prequel Night Film Shoot, 1967 Newark Riot Burns Again

NEWARK, NJ - Soldiers, state troopers, and police officers charged through the streets of downtown Newark late Thursday night into reenacted combat, on to a fiery film set that sought to recreate the dramatic events of the 1967 riot.

Actors crouched behind crashed, burning cop cars while they shot wildly into buildings. 

The death rattle of rifle fire echoed off the hosed-down ...

Coffee with a Cop at Eagle Rock Coffee Co., May 16

May 12, 2019

MONTCLAIR, NJ - Montclair residents are reminded to have coffee with their favorite Montclair Police Officers at Eagle Rock Coffee Co. on May 16. Located at 202 Bellevue Ave., the event is set to begin at 10:30 a.m. 

The Montclair Police Department’s Community Service Unit (CSU) has continued to offer “Coffee With A Cop” opportunities in ...

First Look: The Oakley to Bring the Gastropub Experience to Nutley

NUTLEY, NJ - When Nutley's Khris Reina learned that the Park Pub on Bloomfield Ave. was for sale, he assembled a group of friends to purchase and renovate the space, all with the goal of bringing the gastropub experience to town. His dining experiience, The Oakley, is named for Nutley resident and American Hero, Annie Oakley.

Renovations, taking what was essentially a runner up on ...

McCourty Twins Encourage Rutgers Grads To Chase Their Dreams

May 20, 2019

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Long before Jason and Devin McCourty became Super Bowl champions, even before they rose to football stardom at Rutgers, they were two 155-pound weaklings filled with doubt.

The takeaway, the winners of four Super Bowl rings between them told some 18,000 graduates at Sunday morning’s Rutgers-New Brunswick commencement, is never fear failure even if ...

Advice from Rutgers Class of '19: Don't Party Too Much, Do Your Homework

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Mike Guastaferro was in for a rude awakening when he arrived at Rutgers University.

"I came in from high school where I was (on the) honor roll and all that stuff," he said. "I came into chemistry my freshman year and got my butt handed to me. I was on academic probation my first semester."

It was a reality check for the microbial biotechnology major.

Essex County College Announces Special Spring Hybrid Session

NEWARK, NJ - Essex County College is launching a special spring session which would allow more eligible students to pursue higher education tuition-free.

Starting May 28 until June 20, Essex County will offer hybrid format general education course. The hybrid course combines in-person class time and online course work.  

The special session comes shortly after Governor Phil Murphy ...

Cedar Grove Councilman Kumburis' Late Night Post-Election Visit Angers Resident

May 15, 2019

CEDAR GROVE, NJ - According to Cedar Grove Township ordinance 190-14 soliciting, peddling and canvassing shall only be conducted during the hours of 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.  That did not stop Councilman Harry Kumburis, who lost re-election by 33 votes on Tuesday, from knocking on doors after 10 p.m., allegedly targeting voters who had requested a vote-by-mail ballot but not ...

Exclusive: South Orange's Collum Agreed to Single-Topic Fire Debate, Then Changed Course, Emails Show

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - Did she know or didn't she know about the debates? 

On Tuesday night, Village President candidate Deborah Davis Ford was at the Baird answering questions from South Orange residents to prepare voters for next week's election.

Her opponent, incumbent Sheena Collum, was not there. 

In a post to her personal Facebook page, Village President Sheena Collum ...

Governor Signs Legislation to Fight Hunger in New Jersey

May 12, 2019

TRENTON – Gov. Phil Murphy today signed into law a legislative package that seeks to put an end to hunger in the state.

“In the richest nation in the world, it is a moral failure that so many of our fellow New Jerseyans don’t have enough food to eat,” Murphy said. 

“This comprehensive approach will allow us to leverage New Jersey’s strengths to ...

First Look: The Oakley to Bring the Gastropub Experience to Nutley

NUTLEY, NJ - When Nutley's Khris Reina learned that the Park Pub on Bloomfield Ave. was for sale, he assembled a group of friends to purchase and renovate the space, all with the goal of bringing the gastropub experience to town. His dining experiience, The Oakley, is named for Nutley resident and American Hero, Annie Oakley.

Renovations, taking what was essentially a runner up on ...

No Progress in 'Path To Progress' Meeting; Senate Pres. Sweeney Rushed Off Stage

May 20, 2019

NEW BRUNSWICK –  It was scheduled to last an hour and a half. It lasted just over 20 minutes.

Senate President Steve Sweeney rushed off stage Thursday night in the middle of a raucous town hall meeting, unwilling to sit and be shouted down when he tried to hype his "Path to Progress" legislation in front of a pro-union audience at Douglass College's Trayes ...

Governor Signs Legislation to Fight Hunger in New Jersey

TRENTON – Gov. Phil Murphy today signed into law a legislative package that seeks to put an end to hunger in the state.

“In the richest nation in the world, it is a moral failure that so many of our fellow New Jerseyans don’t have enough food to eat,” Murphy said. 

“This comprehensive approach will allow us to leverage New Jersey’s strengths to ...

Mountainside Medical Center: Dinner for Seniors Each Tuesday

May 14, 2019

MONTCLAIR, NJ - Mountainside Medical Center will be hosting an Older Adult Dining Program every Tuesday.

Dinner will be held in the Cafeteria every Tuesday from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m.located on the ground floor of the hospital.

Cost is $6.00 and includes
an entrée, two sides, dessert, small fountain drink or hot beverage.
• Must show membership card to the cashier
• ...

British Swim School on the Myriad Health Benefits to Swimming

LIVINGSTON, NJ — In addition to some of the better-known benefits to swimming—such as increasing muscular strength/tone and improving cardiovascular health due to the aerobic nature of the exercise—British Swim School is also bringing awareness to some of the medical benefits—such as helping to avoid asthmatic symptoms, counter mental ...

Girls Are More Vulnerable to Bullying Than Boys, Rutgers Researcher Finds

CAMDEN, NJ — Girls are more often bullied than boys and are more likely to consider, plan, or attempt suicide, according to research led by a Rutgers University‒Camden nursing scholar.

“Bullying is significantly associated with depressive symptoms, suicidal ideation, suicide planning, and suicide attempts,” said Nancy Pontes, an assistant professor at ...

Montclair Police: Despite Conflicting Reports, Possible Safety Threat at Montclair HS Not Credible

May 8, 2019

UPDATE: According to Montclair Police officials, despite earlier conflicting reports, "there was no weapon or credible threat to the school community."

MONTCLAIR, NJ - Montclair High School parents took to social media after learning of a possible safety threat Tuesday. Apparently, this came after school officials alerted parents that there was a possible threat of safety and ...

McCourty Twins Encourage Rutgers Grads To Chase Their Dreams

May 20, 2019

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Long before Jason and Devin McCourty became Super Bowl champions, even before they rose to football stardom at Rutgers, they were two 155-pound weaklings filled with doubt.

The takeaway, the winners of four Super Bowl rings between them told some 18,000 graduates at Sunday morning’s Rutgers-New Brunswick commencement, is never fear failure even if ...

Chatham Boys Volleyball Obtains Three-Set Win Over Montclair

MONTCLAIR, NJ - Libero Marshall Hong produced 23 assists, 13 digs and a kill in Chatham's 25-23, 22-25, 31-29 boys volleyball victory over Montclair on Thursday.

E.J. Leskauskas contributed six kills and six blocks for Chatham, which also received six kills apiece from Joey Carillo and Sam Molina. Nick Kaisand had two kills and 16 digs for the Cougars.

 

 

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Audible Brings Modern Office Space to Vacant Second Presbyterian Church

May 20, 2019

NEWARK, NJ - The once-vacant Second Presbyterian Church on the corner of James and Washington streets is now home to 400 Audible technologists and designers.

Preserved stained glass windows now serve as the backdrop for the audiobook giant’s employees, who also get to enjoy amenities like a refurbished bowling alley and cafe. The new office space sits about one block from the ...

No Progress in 'Path To Progress' Meeting; Senate Pres. Sweeney Rushed Off Stage

May 20, 2019

NEW BRUNSWICK –  It was scheduled to last an hour and a half. It lasted just over 20 minutes.

Senate President Steve Sweeney rushed off stage Thursday night in the middle of a raucous town hall meeting, unwilling to sit and be shouted down when he tried to hype his "Path to Progress" legislation in front of a pro-union audience at Douglass College's Trayes ...

What a Mom of a Child With Special Needs Wants for Mother's Day

May 8, 2019

To the Editor:

Mother’s Day is kind of a misnomer, especially if you are the mom of a special needs child. The cards and presents last about 30 seconds, no one knows how to make pancakes, your “day off” is only until about 11:00 when you have to go downstairs and clean up the disaster in the kitchen and the rest of the day is spent with the same whining, crying and ...

Montclair Police Blotter: Phone Scam, Package Theft and More

May 8, 2019

MONTCLAIR, NJ - The following blotter was compiled and released by the Montclair Police Department on 05-07-2019:

Arrest:
05-04-2019 (North Fullerton Avenue) Mr. Paresh Pandya, 46yoa from Montclair, was arrested and
charged with DWI.
05-05-2019 (Bloomfield Avenue) Mr. Marcin Korwek, 34yoa from Bloomfield, was arrested and charged
with DWI.
Burglary/Theft:
05-02-2019 (North Willow Street) ...

‘Skylight’ Takes Emotional Leap for Two Mismatched Lovers

PRINCETON, NJ – Kyra is living on the edge in an upstairs flat in north-west London. When her former employer, and lover, Tom, comes to see her, he is horrified that she will put up with such a sad, paint-peeling habitat.

But we learn, in David Hare’s fascinating “Skylight,” she is making a statement as well as finding fulfillment in teaching poor children in a rundown ...

‘She Loves Me’ sparkles and shines at Summit Playhouse

SUMMIT, NJ – With only one more weekend to see this charming musical at The Summit Playhouse, it’s well worth your time to seek out “She Loves Me” on May 17 or 18 at 8 p.m. or Sunday, May 19, at 2 p.m.

The play, set in 1937, has a long history, first as “The Perfumerie,” set in Budapest, by Hungarian playwright Mikos Laszio. Then there was a film version ...

‘The Importance of Being Earnest’ makes for delightful bon-bon at Chatham Playhouse

CHATHAM, NJ – There’s no one quite like Oscar Wilde to take a somewhat jaundiced view of the byways of the upper crust in staid London society.

“The Importance of Being Earnest,” an Edwardian farce, was perhaps Wilde’s most popular play and still seems to amuse and entertain today’s audience. Director Tom Frascatore has assembled a talented cast to add ...

YMCA of Montclair and the Montclair Recreation Department To Host 37th Annual Montclair Run

May 17, 2019

Registration is now open for this family friendly event on Sunday, June 2 that includes a USATF certified 10K and a 2-Mile Fun Run/Walk.

On June 2, the YMCA of Montclair and the Montclair Recreation Department will host the 37th Montclair Run. The event is a great way for individuals, families and runners of all abilities to support an active lifestyle while giving back to the ...