Top Local News

Garden State Film Festival Accepts 'One Last Cup', A Short Film by MSU Filmmaker

January 14, 2019

 

MONMOUTH COUNTY, NJ - If he filmed an autobiography, Filmmaker Christopher Boncimino's might be titled "A Busy Man". His Short Film 'One Last Cup' was just accepted by the Garden State Film Festival. In addition, this Filmmaking student is part of the next generation of sci-fi programming with "Arthur Futuro". It is quite a story.

Christopher Boncimino ...

Montclair State University Choir to Debut at Carnegie Hall

NEW YORK – Music for Life International continues its decade-long tradition of global humanitarian concerts with Beethoven for The Rohingya, a benefit concert featuring Beethoven’s monumental Ninth Symphony, presented in the Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stageat Carnegie Hall on Monday, January 28, 2019. The Montclair ...

World Trade Center PATH Station to Begin Weekend Closures for Two Years

January 6, 2019

NEW YORK, NY - Getting into New York City on the weekends just continues to get harder.  With the approach to the Lincoln Tunnel under construction as part of a multi-year project, mass transit would be the advisable way to get to downtown NY.  Until now.

From Saturday, January 5, onward PATH’s World Trade Center Station will be closed on weekends for the next two years – ...

Board of School Estimate Approves $2.03M for MHS Stairs Tower Replacement, After Collapse

January 17, 2019

MONTCLAIR, NJ – Members of the Montclair Board of School Estimate unanimously approved $2.03 million in funding for a special project during a public meeting Tuesday evening at Montclair Town Hall.

Presiding over the meeting were Mayor Robert Jackson, Schools Superintendent Kendra Johnson, Board of Education President Laura Hertzog, Board Members Jessica de Koninck and Emidio ...

17 LPN Graduates at Essex County College Ready for Next Step

NEWARK, NJ - Augustine Omwan first became interested in the nursing profession while working as a youth missionary in Nigeria.

“I clearly saw all the help these people needed,” said Omwan, now 42. The clincher for him to pursue a career as a nurse was when he needed a stent. “I saw all the caring the nurses provided me.”

On Jan. 10, Omwan began to turn that dream ...

Officials: Student Reported Homeless Man Smoking in Montclair HS Lobby

MONTCLAIR, NJ - Montclair High School staff were on alert after a student reported seeing a homeless man smoking a cigarette in the auditorium lobby. The incident took place around 6:45a.m. on Friday, school district officials reported to parents.

Montclair High School Principal Anthony M. Grosso sent an email to parents and staff to alert them of the incident and to inform them ...

Montclair Resident Produces YouTube’s Only Emmy Nominated Cooking Show

January 12, 2019

 

MONTCLAIR, NJ - Montclair resident, Cara Di Falco has created Cara’s Cucina, YouTube’s first and only Emmy Nominated cooking show, according to a release.

Cara Di Falco is an Integrative Nutrition Health Coach and a professional broadcast journalist. Together with her two-time Emmy Award winning husband, Eddie Ojeda, they set out to combine their love of ...

13 Sea Turtles Recover From Cold at West Orange-Based Care Center

January 8, 2019

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Although more than 700 sea turtles have been stranded this winter in the Northeast region of the United States, hundreds of which did not survive, 13 sea turtles are currently recuperating from the cold at Essex County Turtle Back Zoo’s Sea Turtle Recovery, New Jersey’s only long-term care hospital.

According to Sea Turtle Recovery, Inc., this ...

Congresswoman Mikie Sherrill Open for Business in Parsippany

January 17, 2019

PARSIPPANY, NJ - Congresswoman Mikie Sherrill this week opened her district office in Parsippany, giving district residents access to their new representative in the House.

Mayor Michael Soriano and former Mayor Mimi Letts, both Democrats, joined about 75 other supporters Monday morning for the formal opening ceremonies on the second floor of an office building at 8 Wood Hollow Road.

"Monday with Mikie" Begins Jan 14 in Parsippany Congressional Office

PARSIPPANY, NJ - The Parsippany corporate park at 8 Wood Hollow Road is getting a new tenant, and most likely a weekly crowd, as Congresswoman Mikie Sherrill announced the opening of her Congressional office to that location.

“An accessible, centrally-located district office is incredibly important to me and my staff,” said Congresswoman Mikie Sherrill. “I am ...

Congresswoman Mikie Sherrill Chooses Parsippany for Congressional Office

PARSIPPANY, NJ - The Parsippany corporate park at 8 Wood Hollow Road is getting a new tenant, and most likely a weekly crowd, as Congresswoman Mikie Sherrill announced the opening of her Congressional office to that location.

“An accessible, centrally-located district office is incredibly important to me and my staff,” said Congresswoman Mikie Sherrill. “I am ...

Rutgers—Camden Professor Looking for Way to Treat Pain Without Opioids

January 14, 2019

CAMDEN, NJ– In an effort to reduce chronic pain patients’ reliance on opioids, a Rutgers University–Camden researcher is looking for a non-addictive way to treat pain.

Nathan Fried, a Rutgers University‒Camden assistant professor of biology, is studying the brain’s role in determining how humans perceive different types of pain and how different techniques and ...

Essex County Enacts Code Blue Due to Cold Weather Forecast

ESSEX COUNTY AREA, NJ — Essex County’s Code Blue procedures are being activated through Monyday, Jan. 14, due to extreme cold weather in the forecast, Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo, Jr. and Essex County Sheriff Armando Fontoura announced on Thursday.

When a Code Blue is declared, a network of warming stations operated by the county and its municipalities as well as ...

2019 Welcomes Owen MacBlane, First Baby of the New Year at Clara Maass Medical Center

BELLEVILLE, NJ - The first baby born in 2019 at Clara Maass Medical Center is Owen MacBlane.

He was born at 2:28 p.m. New Year's Day and weighed in at 8 lbs. 1 oz.

His proud parents are Timothy MacBlane and his wife, Charity Knowles. 

For those keeping track of these things, Owen will be graduating High School with the class of 2036

Clara Maass Medical Center is ...

Reported Luring Attempt was Uber Driver, Police Say

January 11, 2019

MONTCLAIR, NJ - Montclair Police have located a suspect accused of attempting to give an 11-year-old girl a ride, officials say. The investigation concluded with police determining that it was a misunderstanding after an Uber driver began circling the area looking for a scheduled pickup and inquired if the juvenile was his assigned ride. 

On January 2 around 7am, an 11-year-old ...

Montclair Police: 11-Year-Old Reports Attempted Luring Incident

MONTCLAIR, NJ - Montclair Police are in search of a suspect accused of attempting to give an 11-year-old girl a ride, officials say.

According to reports, the incident occurred on January 2 at 7am, when an 11-year-old was approached by an unidentified male in a vehicle, at the corner of Alexander Avenue and Squire Hill Road. He offered her a ride due to it being cold ...

Bloomfield Grad Kevin Burkhardt Call Eagles-Saints Playoff Game on FOX Sports

January 13, 2019

The City of Brotherly Love and WhoDay Nation face off in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome Sunday at 4:40 p.m. Bloomfield class of '92's Kevin Burkhardt will be calling the game for FoxSports.

TAPinto caught up with Burkhardt in early December to find out what happened after he graduated, that story follows. 

 

BLOOMFIELD, NJ – It’s always pleasing to ...

Boys Basketball: Montclair Defeats Columbia, 66-53

MONTCLAIR, NJ -- Montclair pulled away in the fourth quarter for a 66-53 boys basketball victory over Columbia Thursday night.

Charles Murphy poured in 35 points for the Mounties (6-3), who finished the game with a 22-11 showing to extend a two-point lead.

Dylan Jones scored 15 points for Columbia (4-3), which trailed by nine at the half before rallying to cut the deficit to 44-42 at the ...

Girls Basketball: Columbia Beats Montclair, 63-37

MAPLEWOOD, NJ -- Four players scored in double figures as Columbia raced to a 63-37 girls basketball victory over Montclair Thursday night.

Maia Little scored 15 points for Columbia (4-5), which outscored the Mounties, 20-11, in the second quarter to open a 30-17 lead.

Sage Cleghorn scored 13 points, Courtney Provilon-Louis put up 12 points and Kaijhe Hall netted 10 points for the Cougars, ...

TAP Into Another Town's News:

TAP Into Another Town's News:

Sign Up for E-News

Montclair

Prosecutor's Office Investigates Apparent Suicide of Officer in Bloomfield Police HQ

January 17, 2019

NEWARK, NJ - The Essex County Prosecutor’s Office is investigating an apparent suicide that occurred in the Bloomfield Police Department overnight.

The preliminary investigation indicates that retired Newark Police Lt. Patrick Montella shot himself in the Bloomfield Headquarters while in custody. The 58 year old was a resident of Bloomfield.

Montella was arested for an alleged ...

17 LPN Graduates at Essex County College Ready for Next Step

January 17, 2019

NEWARK, NJ - Augustine Omwan first became interested in the nursing profession while working as a youth missionary in Nigeria.

“I clearly saw all the help these people needed,” said Omwan, now 42. The clincher for him to pursue a career as a nurse was when he needed a stent. “I saw all the caring the nurses provided me.”

On Jan. 10, Omwan began to turn that dream ...

Upcoming Events

Fri, January 18, 9:00 AM

Scherman Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary -- Wayrick Wildlife Art Gallery, Bernardsville

NJ Audubon: Volunteer Art Show!

Arts & Entertainment Education Green

Carousel_image_366a37ac63d24c982d24_blood_drive_nj_blood_services_2019_jan

Fri, January 18, 2:30 PM

Holy Family Roman Catholic Church , Nutley

Knights of Columbus and Holy Family Church Blood ...

Giving Back Health & Wellness

Carousel_image_10b98ef01a0cc1309cb5_some_girls

Fri, January 18, 8:00 PM

Studio Playhouse, UPPER MONTCLAIR

Some Girl(s)

Arts & Entertainment

To the Editor: Federal Shutdown Hits and Hurts New Jersey

January 12, 2019

Dear Editor:

New Jersey’s Mayors and local governing bodies don’t always agree on everything. But they know what they need to do to meet the public’s need for essential services. And every year, despite natural disasters, despite fluctuations in the economy, and despite actions taken – and not taken – by other levels of government, they adopt budgets and continue ...

Montclair Police Blotter: Bike Thefts, Vandalism, Arrests and More

January 17, 2019

MONTCLAIR, NJ - The following blotter was compiled and released by the Montclair Police Department on January 15, 2019.

Arrest:
01-12-2019 (Valley Road) Mr. Sidel Wilson, 32yoa from East Orange, was arrested and charged with
DWI.
01-08-2019 (Hawthorne Place) Two 14yoa Montclair males were located and identified as the suspects
in the vandalism incidents on Wilde Place and North Fullerton ...

Solved by Girls STEM Conference Opens Registration

January 17, 2019

Registration is now open for the 3d annual Solved by Girls STEM conference for girls which will be on April 11, 2019 at Primoris Academy in Westwood, NJ. Featuring a team-based olympiad of STEM challenges and a special guest speaker, the conference is open to all girls in grades 3-8 at any school in the greater New York metropolitan area. (Title l schools are entitled to a 50% registration ...