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Four Montclair Students to Perform in Paper Mill Playhouse's NEW VOICES 2019, August 2 & 3

July 14, 2019

 

MONTCLAIR, NJ - Four Montclair students earned places in the Paper Mill Playhouse's five-week conservatory program this year. This is a premier program which is highly selective in its acceptance policy. Our students will be performing together with over 100 other students in a fully produced, original concert on August 2 at 7:30pm and August 3 at 1:30pm and 7:30pm on the ...

After Conquering the Hula Hoop on July 4, Montclair Girl Has Big Plans

NUTLEY, NJ - Waving the stars and stripes and holding a beach ball she just won, Jayla Pitts stepped away from Nutley's Independence Day celebration on the Nutley Park Oval to tell us her plans for the future.

Moments before our conversation, the rising first grader was one of dozens of future leaders participating in a hula hoop contest on the 50 yard line. With music blaring, Pitts let ...

Library Funding Part II: Net Lending and Statistics on Library Borrowing

EDITOR'S NOTE: Though Montclair Public Library Participates in The BCCLS, Library Director Peter Coyl informed TAPinto Montclair that the grant changes only affects Bergen County libraries and not Montclair.

(This is part two of a series of articles on Library Funding and the Bergen County Cooperative Library System (BCCLS))  Part one

HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ -  Until the recent ...

Terry's Family Pharmacy in Verona Set to Close

July 10, 2019

VERONA, NJ - Terry’s Family Pharmacy announced last week that it’s closing its doors after 85 years in business.  All prescriptions have been transferred to Walgreens.   The store will be open for the next few weeks, with steep discounts on merchandise.  Gift cards must be redeemed before July 15.

“I am very sad that the store is closing,” said ...

New Jersey Ranked Second Worst State to Start a New Business

NEW JERSEY -- Personal finance site, WalletHub, has just released its annual report of Best and Worst States to Start a Business, and the Garden State ranked among the worst.

In fact, New Jersey rated 49th out of 50 states, with only Rhode Island faring worse in the analysis. In order to determine the best and worst states to start a business, WalletHub evaluated all 50 states ...

Montclair Ice Cream Shop Owner Buys Employee a Car

MONTCLAIR, NJ - Aaron Brunert arrived at his job at a local ice cream shop on Friday, thinking it was a regular day. It was, that is, until the owner of Gelotti of Montclair, called him to the front counter and gave him the keys to a car.

Gelotti of Montclair, which is being rebranded as Gelati by Mike, opened in Montclair and Caldwell in 2014. Brunert joined the company in 2017 and has ...

Montclair BOE Accepts Embattled Superintendent Johnson's Resignation, Parents Concerned About Leadership Changes

July 17, 2019

MONTCLAIR, NJ – Citing a desire to seek personal happiness, embattled Montclair Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Kendra Johnson’s resignation request was formally accepted by the Montclair Board of Education during a public meeting on Monday, July 15 the George Inness Annex Atrium.

 

Johnson’s resignation from the superintendent position was green-lighted by the ...

Montclair Superintendent Kendra V. Johnson to Leave for Maryland Post

MONTCLAIR, NJ - Embattled Montclair Superintendent Kendra V. Johnson, J.D., Ph.D., will be leaving. She has been appointed as a Community Superintendent in the Howard County Public School System in Maryland, HCPSS officials announced.

Approved at the July 11 Howard County Public Schools Board of Education meeting, her start date is to be determined.

Johnson was appointed by the ...

NJ PBA Says Kean University Has an Unsafe Campus; Kean Says Its One of the Safest in the Country

UNION, NJ – Members of the New Jersey State Policemen's Benevolent Association (PBA) and others attended a rally on Wednesday morning in a parking lot at Kean University to protest the actions of Kean University Director of Public Safety, Mark Farsi, in advance of a hearing for charges against twenty-year veteran officer and PBA representative Alex Perez, a Union ...

Sherrill Raises $590,000 in Q2; Brings Cash on Hand to $1.1 Million

July 15, 2019

Parsippany, NJ -- Representative Mikie Sherrill (NJ-11) announced today she raised $590,000 in the second quarter of 2019. Sherrill bested her first quarter raise of $550,000, and now has more than $1.1 million cash on hand. 

 

“I’m grateful for the continued support for my work to secure tax relief, improve our transportation infrastructure, and strengthen our ...

Officials Join Forces To Support Bill Allowing Dogs In NJ Breweries

July 7, 2019

HACKENSACK, NJ - Local and state officials have partnered with the Alementary Brewing Co. to support a bill that would allow patrons in breweries across the state to enjoy a cold beer alongside their furry friends.

Though the state Senate passed a bill in December to make it legal for pooches to join their owners at breweries, the Assembly has yet to vote on it.

This week, Assemblywoman ...

Rutgers Study: Exotic Pet Trade Leading To Non-native, Invasive Species

July 3, 2019

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - The exotic pet trade has led to several hundred non-native and invasive animal species globally that could harm native species and ecosystems, and the number is expected to rise, according to a Rutgers-led study in the journal Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment.

Thousands of vertebrate animal species and tens of millions of animals are shipped internationally and ...

Go Fund Me Page Raises Over $8,000 for South Orange LGBTQ Activist

July 9, 2019

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - Local residents started a Go Fund Me page for a resident who died in a fire last Friday.

The page, Transportation/Funeral Expenses: Cecilia Cranko, is raising money to help cover funeral costs and transportation costs since her mother is flying from South Africa to attend the funeral.

Cranko, 48, died on Friday in a house fire inside her home on Ward Place. She was a ...

Montclair Ice Cream Shop Owner Buys Employee a Car

MONTCLAIR, NJ - Aaron Brunert arrived at his job at a local ice cream shop on Friday, thinking it was a regular day. It was, that is, until the owner of Gelotti of Montclair, called him to the front counter and gave him the keys to a car.

Gelotti of Montclair, which is being rebranded as Gelati by Mike, opened in Montclair and Caldwell in 2014. Brunert joined the company in 2017 and has ...

Sherrill Raises $590,000 in Q2; Brings Cash on Hand to $1.1 Million

July 15, 2019

Parsippany, NJ -- Representative Mikie Sherrill (NJ-11) announced today she raised $590,000 in the second quarter of 2019. Sherrill bested her first quarter raise of $550,000, and now has more than $1.1 million cash on hand. 

 

“I’m grateful for the continued support for my work to secure tax relief, improve our transportation infrastructure, and strengthen our ...

Rally to Call For Closure of ICE Detention Centers Set For Friday in New Brunswick

July 13, 2019

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Several organizations from the city and beyond will band together Friday to call for the closure of ICE detention centers in the state.

The Lights For Liberty Rally will start at the intersection of Albany and George streets at 6:30 p.m.

Central Jersey Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) is co-sponsoring the protest along with groups including ACLU People Power - ...

Tears Flow as Gov. Murphy Signs Law Named for Slain College Student

ROBBINSVILLE, NJ --  Before an emotional crowd of family, classmates, and elected leaders, Governor Phil Murphy signed "Sami's Law" on Thursday.

The new law is named after Samantha Josephson, a Robbinsville resident who was brutally murdered in March while attending college in South Carolina, allegedly by an individual she mistook as a driver for a ...

Montclair Son Charged with Murdering 51-Year-Old Father

July 11, 2019

Newark – TAPinto Montclair broke the news of a homicide in Montclair's South End neighborhood on Tuesday.

On Thursday morning, police officials have provided an update that a suspect is in custody as of Wednesday night.

Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens, II, and Montclair Police Chief Todd Conforti announced that the Essex County Prosecutor’s ...

Police Discover Body in Montclair's South End

MONTCLAIR, NJ - A body was discovered near Orange Road on Tuesday around 8:45pm.

Unofficial reports indicate the death is a possible homicide, however, police have not yet confirmed this information. TAPinto Montclair has spoken to numerous neighbors, who have confirmed police activity and wish to remain anonymous.

Police officials have not yet been reached for ...

TAPinto Readers Enjoy Women's World Cup Soccer Victory Parade in NYC

July 11, 2019

NEW YORK, NY - Seems Glen Rockers show up everywhere there's action, even at this morning's Women's World Cup Soccer Victory Parade down the "Canyon of Heroes" in New York City, a stretch of Broadway from Battery Park to City Hall.

At 9:30 a.m. this morning, July 10, the United States Women's World Cup Soccer team celebrated their second consecutive world ...

Softball: Cedar Grove's Mia Faieta Selected to NFCA High School All-America Team

CEDAR GROVE, NJ — Cedar Grove High School softball's Mia Faieta was one of 48 student-athletes nationwide selected to the 2019 National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) High School All-America team.

In her four years at Cedar Grove High School, Faieta helped guide Cedar Grove to three state sectional titles, two Group 1 state championships, two trips ...

New Jersey's Tobin Heath Wins Gold Along With U.S. Women's Soccer Team

LYON, France -- In a game that was scoreless through the first 60 minutes, the U.S. Women's Soccer Team scored twice down the stretch for a 2-0 victory over the Netherlands to win the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup on Sunday.

Tobin Heath, a 2006 graduate of Ridge High School, is a member of the Gold-winning U.S. team. Heath started and saw extensive playing time Sunday, but she did not ...

A Quick Primer to Jersey Shore Lingo

July 13, 2019

JERSEY SHORE – Those who live at the Jersey Shore year round speak a language of their own. Actually, it’s often a mix of dialects from other parts of Jersey, New York and those who come from the near west. Philadelphia, that is.

Most make a common distinction. They are not anything like the Jersey Shore cast whose drama captivates avid watchers throughout the United States. In ...

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Newark Police Lt. Arrested in Livingston, Charged in Shooting Death of Estranged Wife

July 16, 2019

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Newark Police Lt. John Formisano—the off-duty police officer who was arrested in Livingston on Monday after allegedly shooting and killing his estranged wife and seriously injuring another man in Jefferson Township on Sunday evening—has been charged with first-degree murder and attempted murder in the shooting, according to the Morris County ...

Roselle Woman Takes Home the Win at the Meadowlands Annual BBQ Battle Championship

July 17, 2019

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - The competition was extra heavy this year as eight competitors all vying for $2,000 in prizes and most importantly, bragging rights, battled it out at the Meadowlands 4th Annual BBQ Battle this past Saturday.

The BBQ categories of best Ribs, Brisket, Chicken, and Pulled Pork, came with a $500 prize to the winner of each category. A panel of six judges conducted a ...

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Wed, July 17, 7:00 PM

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John Singer Sargent: More Than the Portraits

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County Exec. Joe DiVincenzo: We Fixed What's Wrong at Our Essex County Correctional Facility

July 13, 2019

I can no longer sit idly by and allow the Star-Ledger to continue to smear my personal reputation and the reputation of the professional men and women of the Essex County Correctional Facility.

The constant editorials vilifying the work being done focus on an inspection from one year ago and ignore evidence repeatedly provided to the press that the concerns about the ECCF were addressed ...

‘Shakespeare’s Long Lost Play’ Takes Audience to Giddy Heights

MADISON, NJ – Since this rambunctious production takes place outdoors, we’re not too concerned with subtleties or even Shakespearean language.

This farce, “William Shakespeare’s Long Lost First Play (abridged),”  written by Reed Martin and Austin Tichenor is directed with verve and no-holds-barred by Brian B. Crowe. Martin apparently has a talent for this ...

Passaic Valley Summer Theater Presents Local Students in Zombie Prom and Shrek Jr.

July 17, 2019

Passaic Valley Summer Theater proudly presents both Zombie Prom, the musical and Shrek Junior. 

Zombie Prom-This girl loves ghoul rock and roll Off Broadway musical is set in the atomic 1950s at Enrico Fermi High, where the law is laid down by a zany, tyrannical principal. Pretty senior Toffee has fallen for the class bad boy. Family pressure forces her to end the romance, and he charges ...