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Several Montclair Businesses Bring Home People's Choice Awards

March 14, 2019

BURLINGTON, N.J. — Multiple Montclair businesses bring home awards based on a statewide voting model.

The following Montclair businesses have been recognized:

Montclair Jazz Festival, Montclair
Favorite Film Festival: Montclair Film Festival, Montclai
Favorite Art Gallery: Studio Montclair, Montclair
Favorite Adult Art Class: Montclair Art Museum Yard School of Art, ...

North Essex Chamber Seeks Sponsors and Restaurants for 2019 Taste of Essex

March 12, 2019

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The North Essex Chamber of Commerce’s (NECC) 19th annual Taste of Essex is fast approaching on Monday, April 8 at The Manor in West Orange. As the event is expected to attract more than 300 people, the NECC is currently encouraging local food and drink vendors participate.

“Getting exposure for your organization is easy when you sign up as a sponsor for The ...

The History of Daylight Saving Time; Clock Change Begins on Sunday Morning

NATIONAL -- Daylight Saving Time adds 1 hour to standard time (at 2:00 a.m.) to make better use of daylight and conserve energy. It is observed in over 70 countries worldwide, although the beginning and end dates vary from country to country. Arizona and Hawaii are the only states that do not observe daylight saving time.

 “Fast Time,” the original name for Daylight Saving ...

Tensions Rise Between Montclair Educators and BOE Over Budget Cuts

March 19, 2019

MONTCLAIR, NJ – Tension was in the air as a large contingent representing Montclair Education Association confronted Board of Education members during the public meeting held Monday evening at the George Inness Annex Atrium at Montclair High School.

At odds are the looming cuts and personal reduction in the tentative budget of $129,999,204 for the 2019-2020 school year.  The ...

Montclair BOE: Tentative $130M School Budget Adopted

MONTCLAIR, NJ – A tentative budget of $129,999,204 for the 2019-2020 school year was adopted during a special public meeting hosted by Montclair Board of Education on Monday evening at the George Inness Annex Atrium on Park Street.


Presiding over the meeting were Superintendent Kendra Johnson, Board President Laura Hertzog, Vice President Joseph Kavesh, Business Administrator ...

Graduation Site Announcement, Budget Cuts Discussed at Montclair BOE Meeting

MONTCLAIR, NJ – A Montclair High School female wrestler was honored, the announcement
was made regarding the MHS graduation site, and discussion about school budget cuts took
place during a public meeting hosted by Montclair Board of Education on Wednesday evening
at the George Inness Annex Atrium on Park Street.

Presiding over the meeting were Superintendent Kendra Johnson, Board ...

Majority of Livingston Residents to Receive 100 Percent Renewable Energy

March 19, 2019

LIVINGSTON, NJ — The Township of Livingston is on track to becoming the second municipality in the state and eighth in the country to make 100 percent renewable energy available to a majority of its residents after the mayor and council passed resolutions last week that will provide 100 percent renewable energy to residents living in PSEG territory and 41 percent (a 20-percent increase from ...

Montclair HS Students Lead Climate Change Protest

MONTCLAIR, NJ - Montclair High School students marched out in protest on Friday in solidarity with the US Youth Climate Strikes, taking place across the nation.

Organizers have expressed the need to address many issues related to climate change.

A recent study published by the International Panel on Climate Change found that 95% of scientists agree that climate change is ...

Woodland Park Introduces Ordinance Which Will Ban Unwanted Delivery Of Newspapers, Circulars and Handbills

WOODLAND PARK, NJ - The Borough Council last evening introduced an ordinance which will ban unwanted delivery of newspapers, circulars, and handbills.

The ordinance, No. 19-05, if approved on second reading March 20, will add a "handbills and circulars" chapter to the general code.

Mayor Keith Kazmark and Council designed the ordinance in light of ongoing complaints by residents ...

Montclair Resident Marcia Marley, Essex County Women to Be Honored by Sen. Menendez

March 19, 2019

NEWARK, N.J. – On Sunday, March 24, 2019, U.S. Senator Bob Menendez will host his Ninth Annual Women’s History Month event featuring the Evangelina Menendez Trailblazer Awards honoring seven New Jersey women for their exceptional achievements, including Marcia Marley of Montclair, President of BlueWaveNJ and Succeed2gether. This year’s event will be held ...

Founder of Newark Grief Support Nonprofit Featured on CNN

NEWARK, NJ - The founder of a Newark grief support center for dealing with the death or life-altering illness of a relative has been featured as CNN Hero.

Mary Robinson lost her father at the age of 14 and would later go on to be the executive director of the nonprofit Imagine, A Center for Coping with Loss in 2011.

“My commitment is to create communities where children coping ...

Special Dragons Rock For Autism at the Old Canal Inn April 13

NUTLEY, NJ - Special Dragons, a non-profit Adaptive Karate program for children with autism, is taking over the Old Canal Inn in April with their "Rock for Autism" event.

The night's line-up includes The Cheap Moves, Head Cheerleader, The Mutts, and Dean Machine. The fun begins at 8 p.m. and will continue until midnight on Saturday April 13. 

Karate is an athletic ...

Rutgers Urging Students to get Meningitis Vaccination, State Declares Outbreak

March 18, 2019

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rutgers University Tuesday announced that it is urging students to get a vaccination against meningitis following a state Department of Health decision to declare an outbreak of the disease because of two cases on campus this winter.

"To protect the student population, we are strongly recommending that all Rutgers–New Brunswick undergraduate students and ...

School Bus Drivers May Soon Be Able to Administer an EpiPen Under Diegnan Bill  

Trenton, NJ – Legislation authorizing school bus drivers to administer epinephrine in emergency situations, passed the New Jersey Senate earlier this week.  The bill, S-1960, was sponsored by Senator Patrick J. Diegnan, Jr. (D-Middlesex).

“We allow parents at home and nurses at school to administer an EpiPen, but state law doesn’t address what happens if the student ...

Rutgers-Led Team Awarded $29M National Health Grant

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A Rutgers University-led team, that includes two other major New Jersey higher education institutions, has been awarded a $29 million grant from the National Institute of Health (NIH)  to develop patient treatments based on results found in laboratories as well as in clinics, Rutgers announced.

The five-year grant was awarded to the Rutgers Institute for ...

Temple Ner Tamid Bloomfield Invites The Community to a Week of Purim Festivities

March 19, 2019

BLOOMFIELD, NJ - Join Temple Ner Tamid for an intergenerational Megillah reading to celebrate the festival of Purim on March 20.

It will  begin at 6 p.m.with crafts for the youngest members followed by an Intergenerational Megillah Reading at 6:30 p.m.. Afterward, everyone will break out into different group activities ranging from art to music to text ...

Lenten Labyrnith at Brookdale Reformed Church is Path Toward Reflection and Soul Searching in Bloomfield

BLOOMFIELD, NJ -  Lent is a time of reflection and soul searching. The Labyrith is a perfect prayer experience to help us accomplish this.

As a part of the Lenten Season, Brookdale Reformed Church is hosting a labrynth walk on Monday March 18 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

What is the Labyrinth?

The Labyrinth is a circle with single a path to and from the center. Walking the labyrinth ...

Female MHS Wrestler Makes History

March 18, 2019

Female MHS Wrestler Makes History, officials announce.


Montclair High School had its first female state place winner in wrestling. Senior Jaala Williams placed in the Top 3 of the NJSIAA North Regional, advancing to wrestle in the Inaugural NJSIAA Girls Wrestling Championships in Atlantic City. Williams made it all the way to the state finals in the 136 lb. weight class and ...

Special Dragons Rock For Autism at the Old Canal Inn April 13

NUTLEY, NJ - Special Dragons, a non-profit Adaptive Karate program for children with autism, is taking over the Old Canal Inn in April with their "Rock for Autism" event.

The night's line-up includes The Cheap Moves, Head Cheerleader, The Mutts, and Dean Machine. The fun begins at 8 p.m. and will continue until midnight on Saturday April 13. 

Karate is an athletic ...

From Garden to Bouquet – Growing Your Own Cut Flowers

March 13, 2019

Keep your flower vases filled all summer long with beautiful blossoms picked right from your own garden and containers. Growing seeds, plants and tender bulbs that can double as cut flowers makes it easy to create casual, fresh-cut bouquets for your dinner table, guest room or to share with family and friends.

For early spring flowers, look to spring-blooming bulbs like tulips and daffodils, ...

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South Orange and Maplewood students show off their art

March 20, 2019

Artwork by students from schools in Maplewood and South Orange is on display at the Livingston Mall until Friday.

Marshall Elementary Art Teacher Jessica Fong had 18 students in the exhibition: Cormac Anderson-Hart, Liesel Loikits, Eva Maloney, Elliott Peterson, Esme Levy, Hadley Anania, Felix Stone, Shay Drucker, Ian DiCanio, Nayeli Lenochan, Gavin Pearce, Maxwell Fong, Cassandra ...

Rutgers Faculty Authorize Union to Strike

March 20, 2019

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rutgers University officials say they are "making progress" with the labor union representing faculty, but still the American Association of University Professors-American Federation of Teachers - representing 4,800 full-time faculty and graduate employees - is considering a first-ever strike.

University officials say they have met 33 times with the ...

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Montclair Police Blotter: $1500 Stolen in Restaurant Burglary, Plow Set on Fire and More

March 7, 2019

MONTCLAIR, NJ - The followin blotter was released by the Montclair Police Department on March 5, 2019:

02-26-2019 (Fujiya Ramen, Bloomfield Avenue) Burglary to a commercial establishment. Entry was
gained by smashing a front window. A cash register containing approximately $1,500 was taken.
02-26-2019 (Bay Street Station) Theft of a bicycle wheel from a bicycle, which was ...

Marijuana Charge Expungement Bill Advances in Assembly

March 19, 2019



 (TRENTON) – On legislation (A-4498) that would revise procedures for expunging records of conviction, which was advanced today by the Assembly Appropriations Committee, sponsors Assembly Democrats Jamel Holley, Angela McKnight and Benjie Wimberly issued the following statements ...