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Junior League of Montclair and Newark Provides $12500 Scholarship for Embrella Foster Care

January 15, 2021

MONTCLAIR, NJ - Recently, the Junior League of Montclair-Newark (JLMN) gifted a local non-profit with a grant award totaling $12,500.

Education, advocacy, stability, productivity and supporting foster youth are all hallmarks of the JLMN, according to leaders.

"This year, to honor and celebrate the League’s history of service to women, children and the Essex County community, ...

Grand Opening of New Barbershop in Montclair

MONTCLAIR, NJ - Montclair resident Zane Keyes has returned to his Montclair roots as one of the newest business owners in town.

Born and raised in Montclair, the 27-year-old Keyes celebrated the grand opening of Keycuts Barbershop on January 11. Located at 39 Glenridge Ave. Suite B., Keycuts is both a barbershop and braid bar.

After cutting hair for 12 years and becoming a ...

Small Businesses Can Benefit from SBA's Changes to the PPP Lending Program

NEW JERSEY -- The newly issued guidelines on Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) lending overseen by the SBA and the U.S. Treasury Department will better target New Jersey's small businesses, especially those owned by minorities or located in low income areas.

The Economic Aid Act makes it possible for hard-hit businesses to get second loans from the PPP lending ...

Junior League of Montclair and Newark Provides $12500 Scholarship for Embrella Foster Care

January 15, 2021

MONTCLAIR, NJ - Recently, the Junior League of Montclair-Newark (JLMN) gifted a local non-profit with a grant award totaling $12,500.

Education, advocacy, stability, productivity and supporting foster youth are all hallmarks of the JLMN, according to leaders.

"This year, to honor and celebrate the League’s history of service to women, children and the Essex County community, ...

GoFundMe Page Raises Over a Half-Million Dollars for Family of NJ Native Brian Sicknick

SOUTH RIVER, NJ -- A GoFundMe page set up for the family of U.S. Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick has raised more that $545,000 as of Sunday evening, Jan. 10, 2021. To contribute to the page, click here. 

Officer Brian D. Sicknick tragically lost his life on January 7th, 2021 following injuries sustained during the events at the United States Capitol on Wednesday, January 6th.

Montclair-Based Nonprofit AAngelsNJ Teams-Up With Mieles Salon to Spread Holiday Cheer to those in Need

AAngelsNJ, a grassroots nonprofit in Montclair/East Orange, was not going to allow Covid-19 to take away the smiles of those they help every year during this Christmas holiday. 

With donations at an all-time low and know fundraisers to make up the difference, AAngelsNJ believed in each other, and decided that it was time that the membership make sacrifices not under normal ...

Murphy: At Risk Residents Eligible for COVID Vaccinations

January 14, 2021

TRENTON, NJ -- Individuals ages 65 years and older and those between the ages of 16-64 with medical conditions (defined by the CDC) that increase the risk of severe illness from the virus are eligible for the COVID-19 vaccination beginning Thursday, Jan. 14, according to Gov. Phil Murphy, who shared the news at his COVID-19 press briefing on Wednesday. The governor also announced ...

Montclair Planning Board Considers Connecting Drive on Park Street, Vera Place Lot Line Adjustment

MONTCLAIR, NJ - The Montclair Planning Board reviewed a two-part application at its first meeting of 2021 on January 11. 

The Montclair Medical Property Association applied for a 21½-foot-wide one-way connecting drive in front of its medical office building at 70 Park Street from the driveway along the southern side of the building, which provides access to the rear parking lot, to ...

Congresswoman Calls for Arlington Cemetery Burial for Officer Brian Sicknick

SOUTH RIVER, NJ -- Congresswoman U.S. Rep. Elissa Slotkin, who represents Michigan’s 8th Congressional District, has contacted senior military leaders to request that U.S. Capitol Officer Brian Sicknick be buried in Arlington National Cemetery. The 42-year-old South River, NJ, native was killed during the siege on the Capitol Building on Wednesday, Jan. 6, when a pro-Trump mob ...

Rosemarie Arena, M.D., Gastroenterologist, Joins Hackensack Meridian Mountainside Medical Group

January 15, 2021

Montclair, NJ, - (January 13, 2021) – Mountainside Medical Group announced today that Rosemarie Arena, M.D., has joined the practice, expanding their gastroenterology group.

 

Rosemarie Arena, M.D., is board certified in Internal Medicine and specializes in Gastroenterology. Dr. Arena values getting to know her patients as people first and foremost. “Taking the time to ...

First Lady Tammy Murphy Visits Bloomfield Vaccination Site

BLOOMFIELD, NJ – New Jersey First Lady Tammy Murphy paid an afternoon visit to Bloomfield on Thursday to meet members of the Bloomfield Public Safety Department who were receiving COVID-19 vaccinations at Riverside Urgent Care.

“I am going around the state today trying to highlight the types of facilities that are offering the vaccination, as there is more than one type of venue ...

Smokers Deemed Eligible for COVID-19 Vaccine in Stage 1B Rollout

TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy and the NJ Department of Health are taking heat for putting smokers in the 1B category for people registering to receive the coronavirus vaccine. 

On Wednesday, the governor announced that all residents over age 65, not just those in long-term care facilities, would be the next in line to get the vaccine, along with people who have conditions that ...

Victim in Newark Officer-Involved Shooting Was From South Orange

January 6, 2021

NEWARK — South Orange resident Carl Dorsey III, 39, has been identified as the victim in the fatal officer-involved shooting by the Newark Police Department that occurred just after midnight on Jan. 1, 2021.

The New Jersey Attorney General’s Office is investigating.

According to the preliminary investigation, the shooting occurred at approximately 12:03 ...

Shots Fired in Montclair, No Arrests

January 13, 2021

MONTCLAIR, NJ - Montclair Police officials have confirmed that they are investigating a report of shots fired on Mission Street.

According to reports, police officials responded at 5:21PM on January 8 to a report of shots fired. When officers arrived, they found three spent shell casings in the street, but no victims. In an attempt to gather additional information, officers were not ...

Gov. Murphy Says Trenton is Prepared Following Threat of State Capitol Protests

NEW JERSEY — The threat of Trenton protests on Jan. 17 looms, following a massive insurrection at the U.S. Capitol in Washington D.C. last week.

Gov. Phil Murphy and Colonel Pat Callahan, Superintendent of the New Jersey State Police, said Monday that NJ authorities are prepared and on high alert.

“We need to bat 1,000 every day. To the governor's point [we] will be ...

Murphy Orders Flags to Be Flown at Half-Staff in Honor of Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick

NEW JERSEY -- Gov. Phil Murphy has ordered that all U.S. and New Jersey flags be flown at half-staff on Monday, Jan 11, 2021, in honor of U.S. Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick of South River, who died following injuries sustained while defending the U.S. Capitol when it was under siege on Jan. 6.

In a statement, Murphy said: 

“United States Capitol Police Officer ...

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First Lady Tammy Murphy Visits Bloomfield Vaccination Site

January 15, 2021

BLOOMFIELD, NJ – New Jersey First Lady Tammy Murphy paid an afternoon visit to Bloomfield on Thursday to meet members of the Bloomfield Public Safety Department who were receiving COVID-19 vaccinations at Riverside Urgent Care.

“I am going around the state today trying to highlight the types of facilities that are offering the vaccination, as there is more than one type of venue ...

Amy DeGise Joins Fulop Slate. 'All Part of Plan to Bring Everyone Together,' Mayor Says

January 9, 2021

JERSEY CITY, NJ - There appears to be peace in Jersey City, or at least a detente, when it comes to the politics at 280 Grove Street, as well as the Hudson County Democratic Organization (HCDO).

Less than three years removed from an attempt he made to oust her father from Hudson County’s top spot, Mayor Steven Fulop and HCDO Chairwoman Amy DeGise announced Tuesday that they will run ...

Statement By Nutley Democrats On The Insurrection At The Capitol January 6, 2021

January 10, 2021

STATEMENT BY THE NUTLEY DEMOCRATIC COUNTY COMMITTEE, THE NUTLEY DEMOCRATIC CLUB ON THE INSURRECTION AT THE CAPITOL
January 6, 2021

We are astonished and dismayed by the tumultuous events that occurred this week in our nation’s Capital resulting in the deaths of demonstrators as well as law enforcement defending our Capitol and elected legislators.

We firmly believe in ...

Montclair Police Blotter: School Van Stolen, Shots Fired, Graffiti and More

January 14, 2021

MONTCLAIR, NJ - The following blotter was issued by the Montclair Police Department for January 5, 2021 – January 12, 2021:

MV Theft 

January 5, 2021 (Grove Street): An employee of Deron School reported a 2001 green Ford  Econoline van stolen from the school property overnight. Surveillance shows an unknown  person take the van at approximately 11:15 PM and ...

Essex County Board of Commissioners Statement on January 6, 2021 Insurrection in Washington D.C.

January 14, 2021

(Newark, NJ) The Essex County Board of Commissioners unequivocally denounces the violent activities of the insurrectionists who stormed the Capitol Building in Washington, DC last Wednesday, January 6, 2021. The chain of events was horrific, despicable, and contradicts the values and ideals of democracy this Board holds dear.

The attempted coup was a last stand for supporters of ...

Junior League of Montclair and Newark Provides $12500 Scholarship for Embrella Foster Care

January 15, 2021

MONTCLAIR, NJ - Recently, the Junior League of Montclair-Newark (JLMN) gifted a local non-profit with a grant award totaling $12,500.

Education, advocacy, stability, productivity and supporting foster youth are all hallmarks of the JLMN, according to leaders.

"This year, to honor and celebrate the League’s history of service to women, children and the Essex County community, ...

Rosemarie Arena, M.D., Gastroenterologist, Joins Hackensack Meridian Mountainside Medical Group

Montclair, NJ, - (January 13, 2021) – Mountainside Medical Group announced today that Rosemarie Arena, M.D., has joined the practice, expanding their gastroenterology group.

 

Rosemarie Arena, M.D., is board certified in Internal Medicine and specializes in Gastroenterology. Dr. Arena values getting to know her patients as people first and foremost. “Taking the time to ...

First Lady Tammy Murphy Visits Bloomfield Vaccination Site

BLOOMFIELD, NJ – New Jersey First Lady Tammy Murphy paid an afternoon visit to Bloomfield on Thursday to meet members of the Bloomfield Public Safety Department who were receiving COVID-19 vaccinations at Riverside Urgent Care.

“I am going around the state today trying to highlight the types of facilities that are offering the vaccination, as there is more than one type of venue ...

Smokers Deemed Eligible for COVID-19 Vaccine in Stage 1B Rollout

TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy and the NJ Department of Health are taking heat for putting smokers in the 1B category for people registering to receive the coronavirus vaccine. 

On Wednesday, the governor announced that all residents over age 65, not just those in long-term care facilities, would be the next in line to get the vaccine, along with people who have conditions that ...

Murphy: At Risk Residents Eligible for COVID Vaccinations

TRENTON, NJ -- Individuals ages 65 years and older and those between the ages of 16-64 with medical conditions (defined by the CDC) that increase the risk of severe illness from the virus are eligible for the COVID-19 vaccination beginning Thursday, Jan. 14, according to Gov. Phil Murphy, who shared the news at his COVID-19 press briefing on Wednesday. The governor also announced ...

Grand Opening of New Barbershop in Montclair

MONTCLAIR, NJ - Montclair resident Zane Keyes has returned to his Montclair roots as one of the newest business owners in town.

Born and raised in Montclair, the 27-year-old Keyes celebrated the grand opening of Keycuts Barbershop on January 11. Located at 39 Glenridge Ave. Suite B., Keycuts is both a barbershop and braid bar.

After cutting hair for 12 years and becoming a ...