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Comedian Jim Breuer Cancels Upcoming Show at the Wellmont Theater in Montclair

September 15, 2021

MONTCLAIR, NJ — Comedian Jim Breuer has canceled several shows, including one set to take place at the Wellmont Theater in Montclair, because of their COVID-19 vaccine policies.

Set to perform on December 3, Breuer, explained via video that his decision came after he felt that the various theaters were "segregating" people with mandates for all attendees to show proof ...

Nutley's Holy Family Roman Catholic Church's Italian Festival Returns September 23 to 26, 2021

NUTLEY, NJ — Holy Family Roman Catholic Church’s 29th Annual Italian Festival will run four nights starting Thursday, September 23 and continuing to Sunday, September 26. The feast, in celebration of Our Lady of Sorrows, will honor Maria Santissima Addolorata.

The festival includes a carnival midway with skill games, thrill rides, and food reflecting the ...

​​​​​​​Paper Mill Playhouse Announces Cast and Creative Team for Songs for a New World

MILLBURN, NJ — Paper Mill Playhouse (Mark S. Hoebee-Producing Artistic Director; Michael Stotts- Managing Director), recipient of the 2016 Regional Theatre Tony Award, has announced the cast and creative team for the opening production of the company’s 2021-2022 season, Jason Robert Brown’s Songs for a New World, directed by Producing Artistic Director Mark S.

Montclair Councilman: Fund for Ida Relief Raises Over $30K, Exceeding $20K Goal

September 7, 2021

 

MONTCLAIR, NJ – Montclair Councilman Peter Yacobellis recently announced that the Montclair Fund for Ida Relief, that he launched the night of the storm, has surpassed $30,000 in funds raised. 

“We are living from crisis to crisis, and I’m very concerned about how our people are doing, particularly when you compound all of these things from the pandemic to ...

Bloomfield High Social Studies Educator is Named Teacher of the Year

September 19, 2021

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — The New Jersey Council for the Social Studies has named Shamshadeen Mayers, who teaches Advanced Placement United States history and Advanced Placement comparative government and politics at BHS, the Teacher of the Year Award for the 2021-2022 school year.

A teacher at BHS since 2016, Mayers is also a native of Bloomfield and a graduate of the high ...

Montclair School Leaders on In-Person Learning: "The family is back!"

MONTCLAIR, NJ  – This week Montclair Public Schools welcomed students back to school for full-day, in-person instruction.

“We have worked tirelessly to get to  this moment and despite setbacks as a result of Hurricane Ida, our buildings were ready for our  return,” said Superintendent Jonathan Ponds.

"The district was able to implement all remediation ...

Montclair Township Officials: Collection of Storm-damaged Items Continues

September 19, 2021

MONTCLAIR, NJ - The Township of Montclair has announced that the Department of Community Services (DCS) crews have collected storm-damaged items on most township streets, as of September 13. They will continue collecting these items, along with regular bulk waste, according to the normal bulky waste collection schedule:

Details are as follows:

DCS crews will cover Section 2 on ...

More Elected Officials Voice Support for Dual-County Greenway Path

NEWARK, NJ – Local, county and state elected leaders from the city of Newark and Essex County came together recently to voice their endorsement of a massive, dual-county greenway project aimed to benefit both residents and local business owners. 

Offering their full support and endorsement of the project were state Sen. M. Teresa Ruiz (D-Essex), North Ward ...

Bloomfield Girl Scouts Cut Ribbon at Little Free Food Pantry

September 18, 2021

BLOOMFIELD, NJ-- Girl Scout Troop 20340 cut the ribbon on the new Little Free Food Pantry they installed at Bloomfield Fire Station No. 3 on East Passaic Avenue on Friday afternoon.

Junior Girl Scout troop members Amy Guerro, Danica Sostarecz,Isabella Martinez, Kayla Alfano, Alyssa Pantoja, Katherine Vaz, Layla Grace Valentin, Valentina Collado, and Victoria Stec worked on the ...

An inspiring story of grass roots arts philanthropy in the City of Newark

   

www.newarkschoolofthearts.org

 

A Musical Legacy Grows in Newark  

by Helen S. Paxton

Family legacies take many different forms. Some families' names adorn buildings, and some are memorialized in businesses and charitable foundations. But family legacies don't need to be big or splashy, and many smaller ones contribute daily to the health, ...

Hackensack Meridian Mountainside Medical Center Honors August Care Award Recipient

MONTCLAIR, New Jersey (September 17, 2021) – Mountainside Medical Center names Melba Malaran (pictured center) as the Care Award recipient for August. Mountainside Medical Center’s Care award is a monthly award that focuses on recognizing team members whose behaviors and attitudes best exemplify our five beliefs outlining who we are: creative, courageous, connected, compassionate and ...

Montclair Township Officials: Collection of Storm-damaged Items Continues

September 19, 2021

MONTCLAIR, NJ - The Township of Montclair has announced that the Department of Community Services (DCS) crews have collected storm-damaged items on most township streets, as of September 13. They will continue collecting these items, along with regular bulk waste, according to the normal bulky waste collection schedule:

Details are as follows:

DCS crews will cover Section 2 on ...

Montclair Planning Board Begins Hearing for Trumpets Club Renovation, Approves Gas Station Improvement

MONTCLAIR, NJ - The Montclair Planning Board met on September 13 for the first time in three weeks, still remotely and under the specter of a severe thunderstorm. Board Chairman John Wynn expressed concern about losing power, which did not happen.  What did happen was that the board finally approved a minor application that had been delayed twice and began hearings on a major ...

Rep. Sherrill on 20th Anniversary of September 11th: “We all remember where we were that day"

Parsippany, NJ –– Representative Mikie Sherrill (NJ-11) has released a statement on the 20th anniversary of the September 11th terrorist attacks:

“For so many of us, it is difficult to believe it's been 20 years since that fateful Tuesday morning in September, which changed our world forever and cost us so many loved ones.

“We all remember where we were ...

Mountainside Medical Center: Multiple Myeloma – the Blood Cancer that Silently Impacts Vital Organs

September 17, 2021

MONTCLAIR, New Jersey (September 17, 2021) – Every year more than 1.3 million Americans will be living with, or be in remission from, a blood cancer.

Multiple myeloma, one of three main blood cancers (with leukemia and lymphoma), is a cancer of plasma cells, which are a type of white blood cells. When these cells form naturally in bone marrow, they produce antibodies, playing a key role ...

Hackensack Meridian Mountainside Medical Center recognizes August Leader of the Month

MONTCLAIR, NJ – Mountainside Medical Center recognizes Melissa Flores, RN, neuroscience service manager (pictured center) as the August Leader of the Month.

Flores has been with the hospital since 2019, and goes above and beyond to support patients and team members alike. She has played a critical role in the advances and capabilities of the neuroendovascular services at ...

Alexandre Shehata, M.D., Internal Medicine, Joins Hackensack Meridian Mountainside Medical Group

Montclair, NJ - (September 14, 2021) – Mountainside Medical Group has announced that Alexandre Shehata, M.D., has joined the practice in the field of Internal Medicine.

Alexandre Shehata, M.D. is an internal medicine physician with experience in primary care, urgent care and inpatient care. “Being a primary care physician allows me to treat a wide variety of conditions and have the ...

Governor Murphy, Congresswoman Sherrill in Bloomfield for Anti Gun Violence Rally

September 16, 2021

BLOOMFIELD, NJ-- On Friday, September 10th, Governor Phil Murphy, Congresswoman Mikie Sherrill and Parkland activist Fred Guttenberg held a rally for gun safety at the Bloomfield Public Library in Bloomfield.

Under Governor Murphy's leadership, New Jersey has moved forward on making our communities safer and combating gun violence. The Bloomfield rally was in support of ...

Police: Man Takes Off With Over $700 in Body Wash From Montclair CVS

September 9, 2021

MONTCLAIR, NJ - More than $700 worth of body wash and toothpaste were stolen from CVS on Bloomfield Avenue.

According to Montclair police officials, the CVS store manager reported that an unknown individual entered the store on August 31 and stole $736.00 worth of body wash and toothpaste.

He was described as a black male, 5'7'' tall, 120 to 140 pounds, wearing a black skullcap, ...

Bloomfield September 11th Remembrance Ceremony Honors Fallen Residents

September 12, 2021

BLOOMFIELD, NJ-- On the 20h anniversary of the September 11, 2001 attacks on America, Bloomfield honored all victims of that day including three of our own residents.

The ceremony, held on the Town Green on the corner of Broad Street and Liberty Street, was attended by uniformed members of the Bloomfield Police Department, Bloomfield Fire Department and the Bloomfield Ambulance ...

Rep. Sherrill on 20th Anniversary of September 11th: “We all remember where we were that day"

Parsippany, NJ –– Representative Mikie Sherrill (NJ-11) has released a statement on the 20th anniversary of the September 11th terrorist attacks:

“For so many of us, it is difficult to believe it's been 20 years since that fateful Tuesday morning in September, which changed our world forever and cost us so many loved ones.

“We all remember where we were ...

Montclair HS Football Ranked 8th: Everything You Wanted to Know About the NJSIAA Playoffs...and Were Afraid to Ask

September 14, 2021

ROBBINSVILLE, NJ - It is September 14, the NFL has finished its first weekend of football, the NCAA has already had its shocking upsets and near-misses, and everyone in the state should have played at least one high school game already. 

Which, in New Jersey, the state known for its laid back patience, means people are already speculating on the NJSIAA playoffs. So, before we start ...

Essex County's Frank Schwindel is Rookie of the Month and Top Hitter for National League

CHICAGO, IL — What started out as a heartwarming story about a local baseball player who finally got his shot in the major leagues has since turned into something much bigger for Frank Schwindel, a 29-year-old Livingston High School (LHS) graduate whose friends and family have been traveling across the country to witness his rise to fame in the Windy ...

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Spotted Lanternflies were first spotted in the United States in 2014 in Pennsylvania. Since 2014, they have spread to more than seven states, including New Jersey, Delaware, and Maryland. Spotted Lanternflies are an invasive species having the potential to cause devastating damage to vegetation and agricultural businesses.

Bloomfield High Social Studies Educator is Named Teacher of the Year

September 19, 2021

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — The New Jersey Council for the Social Studies has named Shamshadeen Mayers, who teaches Advanced Placement United States history and Advanced Placement comparative government and politics at BHS, the Teacher of the Year Award for the 2021-2022 school year.

A teacher at BHS since 2016, Mayers is also a native of Bloomfield and a graduate of the high ...

Essex County's Frank Schwindel is Rookie of the Month and Top Hitter for National League

September 8, 2021

CHICAGO, IL — What started out as a heartwarming story about a local baseball player who finally got his shot in the major leagues has since turned into something much bigger for Frank Schwindel, a 29-year-old Livingston High School (LHS) graduate whose friends and family have been traveling across the country to witness his rise to fame in the Windy ...

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September 19, 2021

Dear Editor:

When I was Mayor of Chatham Township I made a concerted effort to increase the awareness of mental illness and suicide prevention. My interest in doing so stemmed from my early days on the Township Committee when I learned of a young father in town who died by suicide. Over the years we have continued to witness other heartbreaking stories in Chatham and our surrounding ...

'Year One' Captures Tensions of a Changing Society

UNION, NJ - After two years of closure, Premiere Stages on the campus of Kean University has re-opened with a stirring production of Erik Gernand’s play, “Year One.”

The time is 1933, the place, a city in Germany.  As Germany rebuilds after the devastation of World War I, a close-knit family is caught up in the possibilities of new life under the Weimar Republic. The ...

Prime Healthcare's New Jersey Hospitals Announce Termination of Contract with UnitedHealthcare

September 19, 2021

Denville, New Jersey.

Prime Healthcare’s New Jersey hospitals announced its decision to terminate its contracts with UnitedHealthcare, citing that they are being significantly underpaid compared to the rates of neighboring facilities. The decision to terminate its contracts with United specifically impacts Saint Clare’s Health in Denville, Dover and Boonton, Saint Michael’s ...

Montclair Township Officials: Collection of Storm-damaged Items Continues

September 19, 2021

MONTCLAIR, NJ - The Township of Montclair has announced that the Department of Community Services (DCS) crews have collected storm-damaged items on most township streets, as of September 13. They will continue collecting these items, along with regular bulk waste, according to the normal bulky waste collection schedule:

Details are as follows:

DCS crews will cover Section 2 on ...

Bloomfield High Social Studies Educator is Named Teacher of the Year

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — The New Jersey Council for the Social Studies has named Shamshadeen Mayers, who teaches Advanced Placement United States history and Advanced Placement comparative government and politics at BHS, the Teacher of the Year Award for the 2021-2022 school year.

A teacher at BHS since 2016, Mayers is also a native of Bloomfield and a graduate of the high ...

Bloomfield Girl Scouts Cut Ribbon at Little Free Food Pantry

BLOOMFIELD, NJ-- Girl Scout Troop 20340 cut the ribbon on the new Little Free Food Pantry they installed at Bloomfield Fire Station No. 3 on East Passaic Avenue on Friday afternoon.

Junior Girl Scout troop members Amy Guerro, Danica Sostarecz,Isabella Martinez, Kayla Alfano, Alyssa Pantoja, Katherine Vaz, Layla Grace Valentin, Valentina Collado, and Victoria Stec worked on the ...

An inspiring story of grass roots arts philanthropy in the City of Newark

   

www.newarkschoolofthearts.org

 

A Musical Legacy Grows in Newark  

by Helen S. Paxton

Family legacies take many different forms. Some families' names adorn buildings, and some are memorialized in businesses and charitable foundations. But family legacies don't need to be big or splashy, and many smaller ones contribute daily to the health, ...

Hackensack Meridian Mountainside Medical Center Honors August Care Award Recipient

MONTCLAIR, New Jersey (September 17, 2021) – Mountainside Medical Center names Melba Malaran (pictured center) as the Care Award recipient for August. Mountainside Medical Center’s Care award is a monthly award that focuses on recognizing team members whose behaviors and attitudes best exemplify our five beliefs outlining who we are: creative, courageous, connected, compassionate and ...

Mountainside Medical Center: Multiple Myeloma – the Blood Cancer that Silently Impacts Vital Organs

MONTCLAIR, New Jersey (September 17, 2021) – Every year more than 1.3 million Americans will be living with, or be in remission from, a blood cancer.

Multiple myeloma, one of three main blood cancers (with leukemia and lymphoma), is a cancer of plasma cells, which are a type of white blood cells. When these cells form naturally in bone marrow, they produce antibodies, playing a key role ...