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Walking Tour of Montclair Architecture, Oct. 21

October 21, 2018

MONTCLAIR, NJ - 

Join Podclair at Van Vleck’s entrance for a 2.5-mile self-paced podcast-guided walking tour of historical sites and buildings around Montclair Center. Podcast hosted by Frank Godlewski, who concludes the tour with a live Q&A at the Glenridge Ave. parklet, across from 217-219 Glenridge Ave. All ages, strollers, scooters, skaters, cyclists, and baby carriers ...

Save the Dates: Holiday Lights Spectacular at Turtle Back Zoo

WEST ORANGE, NJ - The annual Holiday Lights Spectacular at Turtle Back Zoo returns in 2018.

The 'spectacular' returns for weekends in November, then takes place every night in December. 

Save the dates: Holiday Lights Spectacular

Friday, Saturday, Sunday: November 16- 18, November 23-25, November 30- December 2

Every Night: December 7 - 31 

Closed: December ...

'Joker' Filming in Newark Will Close These Roads

NEWARK, NJ - Filming for “Joker,” a movie that tells the backstory of the popular Batman villain, is coming to Newark in about a week.

Crews will be on hand from Oct. 13 to 16, and a number of road closures and parking restrictions are expected around Downtown during that time.

The movie is scheduled to be released next year and stars Joaquin Phoenix as the Joker. It’s ...

Montclair Community Invited to Enjoy Coffee with a Cop, Oct. 18

October 15, 2018

MONTCLAIR, NJ - Montclair residents and stakeholders are invited to attend Coffee with a Cop on Thursday, October 18.

Local police officials will be present to discuss any concerns or to mingle with law enforcement leaders. 

The event will take place from 9am to 11am located at Java Love, 49 Church Street in Montclair.

Free give-a-ways will be provided to kids.

Bloomfield College Announces Gov Murphy and First Lady Tammy Murphy as Honorary 150th Gala Chairs

October 17, 2018

BLOOMFIELD, NJ -  NJ  Governor Phil Murphy and First Lady Tammy Murphy will serve as honorary chairs for the Bloomfield College Sesquicentennial Gala. The gala will be held Saturday, December 1, 2018, at the Valley Regency at 6:30 p.m.

The black-tie Sesquicentennial Gala is being hailed as "the ultimate fundraiser for college student scholarships" by the ...

Boys Soccer: Montclair Finishes Regular Season Perfect, Defeats Bloomfield, 2-0

MONTCLAIR — When Phillip Cubeddu scored Montclair’s first goal of the season on opening day, he celebrated with a dance amongst some of his teammates. 

Since that goal on September 7, Montclair is yet to lose or tie, and has seen itself become one of the best teams in the country. So in the Mounties’ regular season finale Sunday, it was only fitting that Cubeddu capped ...

Bloomfield College Announces Gov Murphy and First Lady Tammy Murphy as Honorary 150th Gala Chairs

October 17, 2018

BLOOMFIELD, NJ -  NJ  Governor Phil Murphy and First Lady Tammy Murphy will serve as honorary chairs for the Bloomfield College Sesquicentennial Gala. The gala will be held Saturday, December 1, 2018, at the Valley Regency at 6:30 p.m.

The black-tie Sesquicentennial Gala is being hailed as "the ultimate fundraiser for college student scholarships" by the ...

Lavallette Beach Unveils Brendan Tevlin Memorial Playground

LAVALLETTE, NJ — A New Jersey State Police helicopter flew overhead and members of the United States Coast Guard floated nearby as hundreds celebrated the grand opening of a playground recently built in Lavallette Beach in memory of Livingston resident Brendan Tevlin a little more than four years after he was fatally shot in West Orange.

Firefighters and other volunteers from across the ...

Essex Freeholders Consider Future of ICE Contract After Denouncing Agency's Spokesman

October 21, 2018

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - The Essex County Freeholders called for the ouster of the New Jersey Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) spokesman but have not budged on ending its controversial contract with the agency.

The freeholder board at its Wednesday meeting in Maplewood passed a resolution supporting other lawmakers who have called for Emilio Karim Dabul to be terminated from his position ...

Councilor Baskerville Awarded Outstanding Regional Elected Official Award

NEWARK, NJ - Montclair Councilwoman Renee Baskerville, MD, was awarded with the Outstanding Regional Elected Official Award, presented by the New Jersey Federation of Democratic Women.

On Saturday, October 13, a crowd gathered at Fernandes Steakhouse in Newark to celebrate the honorees.

Baskerville stated, "I was thrilled beyond measure after being nominated for this ...

$4M Grant Awarded to Rutgers to Bolster Mental Health Services in Newark

October 17, 2018

NEWARK, NJ - A $4 million federal grant will allow Rutgers’ University Behavioral Health Care’s (UBHC) outpatient program in Newark to offer more services to those with mental illness or substance abuse disorders.

The grant was received from the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. It will fund the UBHC’s behavioral health outpatient ...

Montclair Seniors Encouraged to Participate in Stroll-a-Thon, Oct. 13

MONTCLAIR, NJ - On Saturday, October 13, Aging In Montclair (AIM) will hold its Second Annual Stroll-a-thon fundraiser at Edgemont Park, from 10 AM to approximately noon. 

Strollers solicit pledges from family and friends to walk around Edgemont Pond, about ¼ mile, either per circuit or for a flat donation.  If you haven’t received your pledge sheet, you may register at ...

In Honor of 30-Year Anniversary, MAAHF Hosts Community Health Fair

MONTCLAIR, NJ - The Montclair African-American Heritage Foundation Public Education Committee held a woman's health and wellness day on September 22, 2018.

Entitled, "A Girlfriend's Day" as the foundation prepares to celebrate 30 years and held at the Wally Choice Community Center, attendees were greeted by members of the MAAHF Foundation and treated to a ...

Jersey Shore’s ‘The Situation’ Sorrentino to Spend 8 Months in Prison for Admitting to Tax Evasion

October 8, 2018

NEWARK, NJ — Michael “The Situation” Sorrentino of reality television’s “Jersey Shore” has been sentenced to eight months in prison for violating federal tax laws, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office, District of New Jersey.

Sorrentino also was ordered today, October 5 by U.S. District Judge Susan D. Wigenton to serve two years of supervised ...

Vulgar, Racist and Anti-Semitic Graffiti Spray-Painted onto Scotch Plains Fanwood High School

SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- Members of the local community are expressing their outrage over racist, anti-Semitic and vulgar graffiti that was spray-painted on the outside of Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School sometime before the weekend began. 

Pictures of the offensive messages spread rapidly over social media, and members of the Jewish community were quick to condemn the ...

Home Invasion and Sexual Assault Under Investigation in Maplewood; Suspect At Large

October 18, 2018

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - The Essex County Prosector's Office Special Victims Unit and the Maplewood Police Department are investigating the home invasion and sexual assault of a woman on Tuesday in Maplewood, according to a press release on Wednesday from Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens, II, and Maplewood Police Chief Police Chief Jim DeVaul.

The woman, age 24,  first ...

Montclair Community Invited to Enjoy Coffee with a Cop, Oct. 18

MONTCLAIR, NJ - Montclair residents and stakeholders are invited to attend Coffee with a Cop on Thursday, October 18.

Local police officials will be present to discuss any concerns or to mingle with law enforcement leaders. 

The event will take place from 9am to 11am located at Java Love, 49 Church Street in Montclair.

Free give-a-ways will be provided to kids.

Montclair Police: Coffee with a Cop at Java Love, Oct. 18

MONTCLAIR, NJ - Residents are invited to attend Coffee with a Cop on Thursday, October 18. Local police officials and community leaders will be on hand to mingle and discuss issues affecting the Montclair community. 

The event will take place from 9am to 11am.

Java Love is located at 49 Church Street in Montclair.

Montclair Sports Complex Dedicated to Late Aubrey Lewis

October 18, 2018

MONTCLAIR, NJ - Hundreds gathered at the Montclair football home game on Saturday for a ceremony dedicating the Aubrey Lewis Sports Complex.

Located at 28 Essex Ave, the ceremony took place before the football kickoff against Bloomfield. Montclair Public School officials and local leaders were on hand along with friends and family members, to rename ...

Buckman and Cutlip Score Goals to Fuel Chatham Field Hockey Victory over Montclair, 2-1

MONTCLAIR, NJ - Avery Buckman and Gabby Cutlip each scored a goal in Chatham's 2-1 field hockey victory over Montclair on Monday.

Annie Leverich was credited with an assist for Chatham (8-5-1), which received five saves from goalie Sarah McCabe.

 

Boys Soccer: Montclair Finishes Regular Season Perfect, Defeats Bloomfield, 2-0

MONTCLAIR — When Phillip Cubeddu scored Montclair’s first goal of the season on opening day, he celebrated with a dance amongst some of his teammates. 

Since that goal on September 7, Montclair is yet to lose or tie, and has seen itself become one of the best teams in the country. So in the Mounties’ regular season finale Sunday, it was only fitting that Cubeddu capped ...

Walking Tour of Montclair Architecture, Oct. 21

October 21, 2018

MONTCLAIR, NJ - 

Join Podclair at Van Vleck’s entrance for a 2.5-mile self-paced podcast-guided walking tour of historical sites and buildings around Montclair Center. Podcast hosted by Frank Godlewski, who concludes the tour with a live Q&A at the Glenridge Ave. parklet, across from 217-219 Glenridge Ave. All ages, strollers, scooters, skaters, cyclists, and baby carriers ...

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Save the Dates: Holiday Lights Spectacular at Turtle Back Zoo

October 21, 2018

WEST ORANGE, NJ - The annual Holiday Lights Spectacular at Turtle Back Zoo returns in 2018.

The 'spectacular' returns for weekends in November, then takes place every night in December. 

Save the dates: Holiday Lights Spectacular

Friday, Saturday, Sunday: November 16- 18, November 23-25, November 30- December 2

Every Night: December 7 - 31 

Closed: December ...

Reporter Killed by Car in Randolph Exited Ride Before Reaching Home, say Police

October 21, 2018

RANDOLPH, NJ – A local news reporter who died Oct. 14 after being struck by a car in Randolph got out of an Uber or other rideshare vehicle before reaching her Randolph residence, police said today.

The woman, Lindsay Ireland, 26, had been at a Hopatcong restaurant with the family members earlier in the evening, according to Randolph police. They said she and her relatives called the car ...

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Sun, October 21, 1:00 PM

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Kingsland Manor Colonial Day

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Mon, October 22, 7:00 PM

Hospital Auditorium, Glen Ridge

Tour of the Birthing Center

Health & Wellness

Letter to the Editor: Mikie Sherril is Listening

October 21, 2018

Dear Editor, 

In the race to be New Jersey’s next 11th Congressional district  representative, there is only one candidate who supports a woman’s right to choose. Her name is Mikie Sherrill, a former Navy helicopter pilot and federal prosecutor.

Her opponent, Republican Jay Webber, has aggressively fought for years to defund Planned Parenthood, a non profit that ...

Montclair Police Blotter: $1200 Stolen from Montclair Business, Purse Stolen During Dinner and More

October 19, 2018

MONTCLAIR, NJ - The following blotter was released by the Montclair Police Department on October 16.

Arrest;
10-14-2018 (Mission Street) Ms. Bianca Muja, 21yoa from Montclair, was arrested on an open warrant
out of the Essex County Sheriff’s Office.

Burglary/Theft:
10-09-2018 (Noches De Columbia, Elm Street) Theft of an unattended pocketbook from inside the
restaurant. The suspect ...

'Other Desert Cities' unfolds with family secrets

‘Other Desert Cities’ unfolds with family secrets at Chatham Playhouse

By LIZ KEILL

CHATHAM, NJ – “Other Desert Cities,” the stirring drama by Jon Robin Baitz, revolves around a family’s loyalties and deceptions in a tony Palm Springs household. “Other Desert Cities” refers to the signs along the exit ramps on the California freeway.

The ...

‘The Color Purple’ flashes by with verve at Paper Mill

‘The Color Purple’ flashes by with verve at Paper Mill

By Liz Keill

MILLBURN, NJ – This Tony-award winning musical caught audiences up in its stunning story of African American life in the deep south over a 40 year period, from 1909 until 1949.

Based in the novel by Alice Walker and a screen adaptation several years ago, the story centers on Celie (Adrianna Hicks), who ...

Presidential Inaugural Ball Features Marvelous Music and 19th Century Pageantry

October 21, 2018

The Grover Cleveland Memorial Association and The Montclair Orchestra present a once in a lifetime event, a reenactment of President Grover Cleveland’s 1893 inauguration, on November 10th at the Women’s Club of Upper Montclair.  The formal event benefitting both organizations honors the spirit of the original ball where Cleveland took office as the first and only President to ...