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Broadway Vet "Comes Home" to Paper Mill as Lumiere in Beauty and the Beast

June 18, 2019

MAPLEWOOD, NJ – Gavin Lee is no stranger to unique, non-human characters. Just look at the last three years of his Broadway career.

The two-time Tony Award nominee is coming off the touring production of Dr. Seuss’s How the Grinch Stole Christmas: The Musical, where he played The Grinch. Before that, Lee was nominated for a Tony Award as Squidward in Broadway’s SpongeBob ...

'A Star is Born' To Screen in Montclair, June 30

MONTCLAIR, NJ - Montclair Film’s annual Summer Series continues at Van Vleck House & Gardens on Sunday, June 30 with the poignant drama A STAR IS BORN, where music also has a starring role.

Venue opens at 7:00pm and the film will begin at sundown. 

Details are as follows:

Seasoned musician Jackson Maine discovers — and falls in love with ...

The YMCA of Montclair Announces Learn to Swim Week, Drop-in Classes and Summer Session

The Week of June 24th is an Exciting Time at Both Branches of the YMCA of Montclair

Montclair, NJ, June 13, 2019 – During the week of June 24th, the YMCA of Montclair will host Safety Around Water which is a learn to swim week at the Park Street and Geyer Family Branch. For a $25 registration fee, children ages 6 months+ through adults can take FREE swim classes. Five classes are ...

Montclair Center to Host Summer Saturday Sidewalk Sale, June 22

June 11, 2019

MONTCLAIR, NJ - Montclair Center businesses are gearing up for the annual sidewalk sale set to take place on Saturday, June 22 from 10 am to 6 pm in Montclair Center. 

Shoppers will also be able to enjoy live musical performances organized by Make Music Montclair throughout the day both on Center Stage, the Glenridge Avenue parklet and additional locations downtown. 

The ...

Belleville Launches Downtown Beautification Initiative

BELLEVILLE, NJ –  Everything seems to be coming up roses for Belleville this spring. 

New planters filled with bright, vibrant spring flowers have been popping up along Washington Avenue and at major intersections across the township. It’s part of a new beautification initiative spearheaded by Mayor Michael Melham. 

“When you’re sitting at a red light ...

Glenfield Schedule, MHS Bi-Literacy Award Highlight Montclair BOE Meeting

June 19, 2019

MONTCLAIR, NJ – Forty-three talented Montclair High School students were presented with a Bi-Literacy Award during the Montclair Board of Education public meeting on Monday, June 17 at the George Inness Annex Atrium.

Presiding over the meeting were Superintendent Dr. Kendra Johnson, Board President Eve Robinson, Vice President Latifah Jannah, Business Administrator and Board Secretary ...

Tentative Contract Agreement Announced Between Montclair BOE and MEA

MONTCLAIR, NJ – A tentative contract agreement between the Montclair Board of Education and Montclair Education Association was announced during the public board meeting on Wednesday, June 5 at the George Inness Atrium.


Presiding over the meeting were Superintendent Dr. Kendra Johnson, new Board President Eve Robinson, new Vice President Latifah Jannah, Business Administrator ...

New Jersey Voters Registration Forms Now Available in Arabic

June 9, 2019

CLIFTON, NJ - The efforts of The Palestinian American Community Center’s (PACC) Civic Engagement Team to engage more Arabic speakers in the voting process for the upcoming 2019 state elections and 2020 Presidential election took a big step forward on May 29 when it was announced that New Jersey’s voter registration forms became available in their native language for the first ...

Pillsbury Best Bread Flour Recalled Due to Possible Health Risk

June 19, 2019

Pillsbury Best 5 lb Flour has been recalled by Hometown Food Company. The company initiated a voluntary recall on approximately 4,600 cases of Bread Flour due to the potential presence of pathogenic E.Coli. There have been no reports of any illnesses associated with this recall, said the company.

Hometown Food Company has been informed by ADM Milling Co., that certain wheat used to make ...

Montclair Resident Commissioned as Second Lieutenant in US Army

June 6, 2019

SCRANTON, PA -- Jibrael A. Robertson, of Montclair, was among six members of The University of Scranton's class of 2019 who were commissioned as second lieutenants in the U.S. Army during a ceremony held on Scranton's campus in May.

Robertson majored in criminal justice at the Jesuit university.

Six 2019 ROTC graduates from The University of Scranton were commissioned as second ...

Transitional Care Unit at HMH Mountainside Medical Center Receives 5-Star Quality Rating

June 19, 2019

Montclair, NJ-- The Transitional Care Unit (TCU) at Hackensack Meridian Health Mountainside Medical Center, a post-acute skilled nursing facility located on the sixth floor of the hospital, received the highest ranking (Five Stars) by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). The Five-Star Quality Rating System is based on three categories including Health Inspections, Staffing and ...

Rutgers Breaks Ground on Center for Adult Autism Services’ New Facility

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rutgers University on Monday broke ground on the new state-of-the-art facility that will house the Rutgers Center for Adult Autism Services (RCAAS) which provides employment, vocational training and other services to individuals with autism.

The center, located on the Douglass Campus, is the first of its kind at a higher education institution in the United States. The new ...

Copperhead Caught in Montclair

UPPER MONTCLAIR, NJ - Montclair residents had an unusual discovery on Tuesday. A copperhead was sighted in an Upper Montclair plaza parking lot.

When Montclair Animal Control Officer Michele Shiber got the call that residents spotted a venomous snake, she sprung into action.

“We never know what adventure awaits us when the phone rings on any given day,” said Montclair ACO ...

Hit the Beach This Summer With The 2019 New Jersey Beach Badges Guide

June 5, 2019

NEW JERSEY - As the school year winds down, many folks will be heading down the shore to enjoy the 130 miles of coastline from Sandy Hook to Cape May. Since Memorial Day, the unofficial start of summer on the Jersey Shore, has passed a large majority have already started the weekend ritual of finding a spot on the sand to savor. Of course, once Memorial Day weekend hits, the dreaded beach badge ...

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Bloomfield Enters Partnership with Main Street New Jersey Program

June 19, 2019

BLOOMFIELD, NJ - The New Jersey Department of Community Affairs (DCA) has recognized the Township of Bloomfield, and specifically Bloomfield Center, as a booming downtown commercial district, and has welcomed Bloomfield into an agreement with the DCA and Main Street New Jersey (MSNJ) program.

Bloomfield Center is experiencing a renaissance, with increasing transportation alternatives and ...

Rutgers Dean Explores Connection Between Stonewall Riots, LGBTQ Health Care

June 19, 2019

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - June 28 will mark the 50-year anniversary of the Stonewall riots — sparked when police raided the Stonewall Inn, a gay club in New York City — which is credited with launching the gay rights movement. 

“In many ways, the riots also brought attention to the unique health care needs of the gay population and served as a catalyst for the improvements in ...

Upcoming Events

Wed, June 19, 3:00 PM

Montclair Public Library, Montclair

A Celebration of Peruvian Culture (All ages ...

Arts & Entertainment Education


Thu, June 20, 9:00 AM

Brookdale Shop Rite, Bloomfield

Blood Pressure Screenings

Health & Wellness

Thu, June 20, 4:00 PM

Montclair Public Library, Montclair

North Star Songs: Codes and Symbols of the ...


EO Based Pink Dragon Artist Syndicate Completes Jerry Gant Studio Move

June 19, 2019

Years ago, artist Jerry Gant asked me to promise that if he passed away before me, I wouldn’t let his art be “thrown into dumpsters” or “carried out in trash bags”. It gives me immense pride (and relief) to share that six months after his passing on November 11, 2018, through the engagement of great partners and supporters, Pink Dragon Artist Syndicate was able to ...

Montclair Police Blotter: Theft of Packages, Car Vandalism and More

June 13, 2019

MONTCLAIR, NJ - The following blotter was released on June 11, 2019:

06-07-2019 (North Fullerton Avenue) Ms. Kathleen Kaicher, 24yoa from Montclair, was arrested and
charged with DWI.
06-08-2019 (Quick Chek) A 14yoa Montclair male was arrested for shoplifting a box of cigars.

06-04-2019 (Forest Street) Theft of the contents of a delivered package. This package ...

Swashbuckling Reigns with Ken Ludwig’s ‘Three Musketeers’

MADISON, NJ – The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey has opened its season with a dashing, madcap version of  Alexander Dumas’s  “The Three Musketeers.” Playwright Ken Ludwig has created a play for today’s audience, with contemporary touches and plenty of action.

The story, set in 1625 in Paris, brings a fourth musketeer into the mix as they challenge ...

Local Feature Film Looking for Actors

June 19, 2019

We are looking for motivated high school-aged actors to volunteer to star in a locally-produced feature film to be shot in Randolph, New Jersey this summer. The film, titled Gentleman, will be directed by Jake Wichansky and Holden Zuschlag, the winners of the 2018 Randolph High School Film Festival, and it will be produced by CJ Colombaris and Corey Dalmedo, winners of the 2019 RHS Film Festival.