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Hundreds Attend Montclair Township Tree Lighting

December 9, 2018

MONTCLAIR, NJ - Hundreds of Montclair residents gathered to enjoy their visit with Santa, hot cocoa, live music and much more at the Montclair tree lighting this past Friday night.

The event, hosted by the Montclair Recreation & Cultural Affairs, the Montclair Center BID, and the FMBA, started at 5:00 with live music, followed by the tree being lit an hour later and Santa visiting ...

Broadway's Jelani Remy to Perform "Home for the Holidays: A Very Remy Christmas" at Cedar Grove High School

CEDAR GROVE, NJ - Broadway star Jelani Remy will return to his hometown of Cedar Grove to perform a holiday concert on Dec. 17 at Cedar Grove High School entitled "Home for the Holidays:  A Very Remy Christmas."

 The Cedar Grove native and CGHS alumnus' credits include High School Musical 1 & 2, the role of “Simba” in ...

Montclair Township: Annual Tree Lighting; Santa to Visit Business Districts

MONTCLAIR, NJ - The Annual Tree-lighting and Visit with Santa will take place on Friday, December 7.

Hosted by the Montclair Recreation & Cultural Affairs, the Montclair Center BID, and the FMBA, the annual township tree-lighting will kick-off with a visit from a very special Victorian Santa. The event will take place at 6:00 p.m., on Church Street Plaza.

Kids can visit Santa and Mrs.

Bill Protecting Internet Users from Identity Theft Advances

December 10, 2018

TRENTON, NJ -  Data breaches are becoming more frequent and more expensive. Recently, Marriott announced that more than a half million customer accounts had been exposed to hackers. Companies are closer to being required to notify users of online security breaches now that legislation sponsored by Assemblyman Jay Webber.

The bill expands a list of breaches requiring notification to ...

El Toro Loco Grand Opening Fiesta in Bloomfield Center Dec. 15, 16

BLOOMFIELD, NJ - Margaritas will be on tap this weekend when 'El Toro Loco' celebrates their grand opening in Bloomfield Center. Billed as a 'Modern Mexican Kitchen,' the restaurant has a major influence from the Lone Star State. 

The fun begins at 11 a.m. on Saturday and continues until 1 a.m. Sunday, then everyone does it all again on Sunday.

The full menu of Mexican ...

Controversial Montclair Ice Cream Shop with the 'Sexualized' Logo, Permanently Closes

MONTCLAIR, NJ - After nearly a year in business, the embattled Dairy Air ice cream company, has permanently closed its doors.

Located at 521 Bloomfield Ave, Dairy Air came under fire for having, what residents called, a "sexualized" logo. 

Shortly after opening in 2017, the ice cream shop encountered problems with many Montclair residents, who took to social media, ...

Bloomfield College Honors CBS' Bill Whitaker, Raises $650,000 at 150th Gala

December 10, 2018

BLOOMFIELD, NJ - More than $650,000 was raised for student scholarships at the Bloomfield College Sesquicentennial Gala on , Dec. 1. The black-tie event was the largest fundraising event in the school's 150-year history. 

Gala Honorees Jeh C. Johnson (Hon. '12), former Secretary of Homeland Security, and Bill Whitaker, of 60 Minutes and CBS News, received Presidential ...

Meet Kean University's Rapping Algebra Professor 

UNION, NJ - Kean University adjunct professor Irisa Leverette, a resident of North Brunswick, helped her students learn algebra, through rapping.  It was reported that Leverette's rapping has helped to encourage students to do homework, and reduced “math anxiety”.

“She’ll be in the middle of a lesson, start ...

Montclair School Officials Close Two Classrooms Over Roof Safety Issues at Glenfield

MONTCLAIR, NJ - Families of students at Glenfield Middle School received a letter on Tuesday stating that cracks and splits were found in the roof of the school during routine structural evaluations.

As a result, two classrooms have been closed temporarily. The schedule of repairs, has not yet been announced.

This announcement comes on the heels of Montclair High School closing ...

El Toro Loco Grand Opening Fiesta in Bloomfield Center Dec. 15, 16

December 9, 2018

BLOOMFIELD, NJ - Margaritas will be on tap this weekend when 'El Toro Loco' celebrates their grand opening in Bloomfield Center. Billed as a 'Modern Mexican Kitchen,' the restaurant has a major influence from the Lone Star State. 

The fun begins at 11 a.m. on Saturday and continues until 1 a.m. Sunday, then everyone does it all again on Sunday.

The full menu of Mexican ...

Pasta with a Side of Christmas Carols at Brookdale Reformed Church Saturday

BLOOMFIELD, NJ - Brookdale Reformed Church on Bellevue Avenue invites the community to gather with friends for 'Pasta with a Side of Christmas Carols' this Saturday afternoon starting at 4 p.m. and continuing into the evening 

This Saturday's gathering is a part of a series of food-centric events at the church that, according to Rev. Susan Dorward are "breaking down ...

Hundreds Attend Montclair Township Tree Lighting

December 9, 2018

MONTCLAIR, NJ - Hundreds of Montclair residents gathered to enjoy their visit with Santa, hot cocoa, live music and much more at the Montclair tree lighting this past Friday night.

The event, hosted by the Montclair Recreation & Cultural Affairs, the Montclair Center BID, and the FMBA, started at 5:00 with live music, followed by the tree being lit an hour later and Santa visiting ...

NJ Sharing Network Holds Event for Liver Recipient as New Year's Rose Parade 'Donate Life' Float Honoree

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - The NJ Sharing Network recently held a Rose Dedication Ceremony for Jim Rhatican of Berkeley Heights, a liver recipient, who has been selected as one of the honorees on the "Donate Life" float at the New Year's Day Rose Parade in Pasadena, CA.

"Since 2004, the Donate Life float has added an emotional and deeply meaningful dimension to America's ...

Local Businesses Collaborate to Raise Funds for Walnut St. Family Displaced By Fire

MONTCLAIR, NJ - A fundraiser will be held on Wednesday, December 12, from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM to benefit residents who were displaced by the Walnut Street fire that occurred on November 15.

The event will take place at Ruthie's BBQ Pizza, located at 64 1/2 Chestnut Street in Montclair, NJ.  

HOMECorp and Ruthies's are proud to co-host a fun ...

VIDEO: New Jersey Debuts One-Stop, Online Benefits Application for Seniors, Individuals with Disabilities

December 11, 2018

TRENTON, NJ — New Jersey seniors and individuals with disabilities now have an online tool to see if they're entitled to a host of health- and household-related benefits and savings.

The Department of Human Services’ (DHS) Division of Aging Services has launched NJSave, a new online application to help qualifying New Jerseyans save money on Medicare premiums, prescription costs ...

Bill Protecting Internet Users from Identity Theft Advances

TRENTON, NJ -  Data breaches are becoming more frequent and more expensive. Recently, Marriott announced that more than a half million customer accounts had been exposed to hackers. Companies are closer to being required to notify users of online security breaches now that legislation sponsored by Assemblyman Jay Webber.

The bill expands a list of breaches requiring notification to ...

Councilwoman Baskerville to be Honored by Essex Community Land Trust

MONTCLAIR, NJ - Councilwoman Renee Baskerville, M.D. will be honored by the Essex Community Land Trust at the 7th Annual Wine and Cheese Gala.

The ceremony will take place during the "toast to permanent affordable housing community champion awards” which will be held Wednesday, December 12, at 6:00 p.m., at The Robert Treat Best Western Hotel 50 Park Place, in ...

VIDEO: New Jersey Debuts One-Stop, Online Benefits Application for Seniors, Individuals with Disabilities

December 11, 2018

TRENTON, NJ — New Jersey seniors and individuals with disabilities now have an online tool to see if they're entitled to a host of health- and household-related benefits and savings.

The Department of Human Services’ (DHS) Division of Aging Services has launched NJSave, a new online application to help qualifying New Jerseyans save money on Medicare premiums, prescription costs ...

University Hospital President Steps Down Amid Scrutiny of Bacterial Infections

NEWARK, NJ - The president of University Hospital announced he will be stepping down as the hospital’s leadership faces intense scrutiny from state and local officials after three babies with a bacterial infection died after receiving care there.  

John Kastanis will officially leave his post as head of the hospital on Dec. 14, according to a statement from the hospital.

USDA Issues Class I/High Health Risk Recall for Shop-Rite Chicken Products

WOODBRIDGE, NJ – Amboy Group, LLC, a Woodbridge, N.J. establishment, is recalling an undetermined amount of raw boneless and skinless poultry products because the products are misbranded and may contain milk, egg, and soy, known allergens, which are not declared on the finished product label, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) ...

Death Penalty: Ultimate Justice Called for in Colts Neck Massacre

December 8, 2018

COLTS NECK, NJ - 'Give Him Death' sums up a call to action by lawmakers in District 24 in the wake of the devastating loss of Keith, Jennifer, Jesse and Sophia Caneiro.

In the wake of the tragic murder of a Colts Neck family, Senator Steven Oroho and Assemblymen Parker Space and Harold Wirths (all R-24) are calling for action on their legislation to reinstate the death ...

Ethics Complaint Says Newark Municipal Judge Had Woman Jailed for 23 Days Over Being 'Disrespectful'

NEWARK, NJ - A municipal court judge in Newark faces ethics charges over allegedly incarcerating a woman who he said was "disrespectful" during a court appearance that involved a landlord-tenant dispute.

The Advisory Committee on Judicial Conduct last month filed the complaint against Newark Municipal Court Judge Marvin Adames. The complaints says Adames ultimately had the woman ...

New Rules Limit What Local Police May Ask; Cooperation with ICE Also Curtailed

NEW JERSEY — Police officers across the state are now restricted from asking you certain questions because of  a directive issued by state Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal.

Grewal’s policy — which applies to all state, county and local law enforcement agencies — also limits the types of voluntary assistance that police may provide to federal civil immigration ...

Local Businesses Collaborate to Raise Funds for Walnut St. Family Displaced By Fire

December 8, 2018

MONTCLAIR, NJ - A fundraiser will be held on Wednesday, December 12, from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM to benefit residents who were displaced by the Walnut Street fire that occurred on November 15.

The event will take place at Ruthie's BBQ Pizza, located at 64 1/2 Chestnut Street in Montclair, NJ.  

HOMECorp and Ruthies's are proud to co-host a fun ...

Prosecutor: Montclair Police Chase Ends in Crash; 2 Fatalities

GLEN RIDGE, NJ - Two men were killed in a single-vehicle crash in Glen Ridge around 10 p.m. on November 26, Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens, II, announced on Friday. 

Preliminary reports stated that Montclair Police Officers attempted a motor vehicle stop of a 2008 Mercedes when the vehicle sped away at a high rate of speed, Montclair Police Officers followed the ...

Police Search for Montclair Man Suspected of Stabbing Girlfriend

NEWARK, NJ - Law enforcement officials have charged Kenneth Jones of Montclair, with the
fatal stabbing of Tameeka Johnson, 41, also of Montclair.

Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens, II, and Montclair Police Chief Todd Conforti announced Thursday, that Jones of Montclair has been charged and they are seeking his whereabouts.

On November 12, Montclair Police ...

Hundreds Attend Montclair Township Tree Lighting

December 9, 2018

MONTCLAIR, NJ - Hundreds of Montclair residents gathered to enjoy their visit with Santa, hot cocoa, live music and much more at the Montclair tree lighting this past Friday night.

The event, hosted by the Montclair Recreation & Cultural Affairs, the Montclair Center BID, and the FMBA, started at 5:00 with live music, followed by the tree being lit an hour later and Santa visiting ...

Pasta with a Side of Christmas Carols at Brookdale Reformed Church Saturday

BLOOMFIELD, NJ - Brookdale Reformed Church on Bellevue Avenue invites the community to gather with friends for 'Pasta with a Side of Christmas Carols' this Saturday afternoon starting at 4 p.m. and continuing into the evening 

This Saturday's gathering is a part of a series of food-centric events at the church that, according to Rev. Susan Dorward are "breaking down ...

Vincent United Methodist Church hosts Living Nativity Sunday in Nutley

NUTLEY, NJ - Vincent United Methodist Church invites the community to their annual presentation of the Living Nativity on Sunday December 2 from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.

The living nativity has been a Nutley tradition for about 30 years, several years ago the church made the decision to present the birth of Jesus in a stable on the church lawn the same night as the township tree lighting on ...

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West Orange Woman Faces Charges After Being Accused of Stabbing Mail Carrier

December 12, 2018

WEST ORANGE, NJ — A 50-year-old United States postal mail carrier sustained several lacerations to the face on Monday afternoon after a 41-year-old West Orange woman stabbed him in the face while he was delivering mail, according to West Orange police.

Medgyne Anglade, 41, faces charges of aggravated assault and weapons possession in this incident, which occurred on Hillside Avenue at ...

Parsippany Mayor joins NJ Gov. Phil Murphy in Fight to Raise NJ Minimum Wage

December 13, 2018

PARSIPPANY, NJ - Mayor Michael Soriano joined Governor Murphy at Parsippany Based, Earth Friendly Products to express their support for a $15 minimum wage.  Earth Friendly Products has offered $17/hour as a minimum wage at their company for all employees since 2014.  The company was used as an example for how all business should be run.  

Here is the full Press ...

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Letter: Oppose NJ Redistricting Amendment

December 1, 2018

To The Editor:

NJ legislative leaders are supporting a horrible amendment to the NJ Constitution, a purely political proposal to increase the ability of politicians to choose their voters. It would also embed the two-party system into the New Jersey Constitution, a blatant attempt to weaken third parties like the Green and Libertarian parties.

New Jersey would be much better ...

Montclair Police Blotter: Rocks Thrown, Windows Broken, Multiple Burglaries and More

December 5, 2018

MONTCLAIR, NJ - The following blotter was published by the Montclair Police Department on December 4, 2018: 

Arrest:
11-28-2018 (Claremont Avenue) Ms. Renee Fredricks, 47yoa from Nutley, was arrested and charged
with DWI.
11-30-2018 (Grove Street) Mr. Brandon French, 30yoa from West Orange, was arrested and charged
with DWI
12-01-2018 (Bloomfield Avenue) Mr. Sonny Cash, 36yoa from ...

‘The Winter’s Tale’ makes sweeping shifts from drama to froth at Shakespeare Theatre

‘The Winter’s Tale’ makes sweeping shifts from drama to froth at Shakespeare Theatre

By Liz Keill

MADISON, NJ – From the chilly winter in Sicilia to the warmth and summer joys of Bohemia, the scene and tenor shift halfway through “The Winter’s Tale,”

This convoluted plot involving Leontes, King of Sicilia and King Polixenes of Bohemia, circles ...

Chatham Players’ “A Christmas Carol’ starts the holiday season in style

Chatham Players’ “A Christmas Carol’ starts the holiday season in style

By Liz Keill

CHATHAM, NJ – Charles Dickens’ beloved “Christmas Carol” creates a cheerful glow at The Chatham Playhouse.

This musical version of the familiar tale features the author himself narrating, and sometimes taking part, in the story. Chip Prestera as Dickens once ...

‘The Winter’s Tale’ makes sweeping shifts from drama to froth at Shakespeare Theatre

‘The Winter’s Tale’ makes sweeping shifts from drama to froth at Shakespeare Theatre

By Liz Keill

MADISON, NJ – From the chilly winter in Sicilia to the warmth and summer joys of Bohemia, the scene and tenor shift halfway through “The Winter’s Tale,”

This convoluted plot involving  Leontes, King of Sicilia and Archidamus, a Bohemian Lord, ...

‘A Doll’s House, Parts 2’ explores marriage, identity and compromise

‘A Doll’s House, Parts 2’ explores marriage, identity and compromise

By Liz Keill

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Leave it to George Street Playhouse to produce a play that works on so many levels. We have the familiar slamming-the-door exit of Nora Helmut, who abruptly leaves her secure life with Torvald for parts unknown

This play by Lucas Hnath received a successful run on ...

‘Irving Berlin’s Holiday Inn’ shimmers and shines at Paper Mill

‘Irving Berlin’s Holiday Inn’ shimmers and shines at Paper Mill

By LIZ KEILL

MILLBURN, NJ – What could be more enticing than the rapturous music and lyrics of “Irving’ Berlin’s Holiday Inn” to sweep us into a festive mood for the holidays? The show, based on the 1940’s film of the same name, is a perfect choice… and one that keeps ...

Partners for Health Foundation Awards Community Impact Awards Announced

December 12, 2018

 

To celebrate its 10th anniversary, Partners for Health Foundation awarded 10 Community Impact Awards, and grants totaling $100,000, to recognize nonprofit organizations and individuals making a significant difference in the health and well-being of local communities. The awardees were selected from 65 nominations that cited contributions in areas such as hunger, homelessness, ...