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VOTE: 10 Montclair Businesses in the Running for 2019 Discover Jersey Arts People's Choice Awards

January 21, 2019

MONTCLAIR, NJ - Several Monclair businesses have been nominated for 2019 Discover Jersey Arts People’s Choice Award.

Nominations are as follows:

Downtown Arts (Montclair Center)

The Wellmont Theater

Alexander Kasser Theatre

Montclair Art Museum (Three categories)

Studio Montclair

The Montclair Orchestra

The Opera Theatre of Montclair

Freespace Dance

The ...

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


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 ...

New Jersey Rates Near The Bottom of 2019’s Best States to Retire: WalletHub

January 22, 2019

NEW JERSEY, NJ -- With almost 25 percent of all American adults having no retirement savings or pension, the personal-finance website WalletHub released its report on “Best States to Retire” list for 2019. To the surprise of few people, New Jersey ranked among the most worst, landing at No. 46 among the 50 states of the U.S.

WalletHub compared every state across 46 key metrics. The ...

Union Solidarity, Pleas to Keep Dance a PE Fulfillment Highlight Montclair BOE Meeting

January 18, 2019

MONTCLAIR, NJ – Members of the Montclair Education Association united together in solidarity during the first public meeting of the year hosted by Montclair Board of Education on Monday night at the George Inness Annex Atrium on Park Street.

Presiding over the standing-room-only meeting were Superintendent Kendra Johnson, Board President Laura Hertzog, Jessica de Koninck, Latifah Jannah, ...

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

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 ...

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 ...

VIDEO: Sen. Menendez Visits Montclair to Speak with Furloughed Workers

January 22, 2019

MONTCLAIR, NJ - Sen. Robert Menendez held a press conference at Montclair Bread Company, located on Label Street, on Friday. The purpose, was to hear the challenges faced by those affected by the ongoing Federal Government shutdown.

The small group of unpaid federal workers shared their individual stories on how they are dealing with the shutdown.

"I've been making calls to food ...

Sherill Postpones Town Hall Meeting to Jan. 27th

Called to Washington to Continue Efforts to Reopen Government, Mikie Sherrill Postpones Town Hall until 27th


Remains committed to hosting first town hall during first month in office



Washington, DC — Congresswoman Mikie Sherrill has postponed her town hall until Sunday, January 27th, as Congress will be called back into session next week to address the ...

Montclair Asks Residents to Not Park on Roads During Snow Event

MONTCLAIR, NJ  – Montclair officials announced that parking is prohibited on Montclair roads during a snow event.

Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. and Essex County Sheriff Armando Fontoura are also asking that residents do not park on county roads from Saturday, January 19th to Sunday, January 20th. Keeping the roads open will make it easier to remove snow ...

Mountainside Medical Group Adds Thoracic Surgeon Steven Herman, M.D.

January 21, 2019

Montclair, NJ, - (January 21, 2019) – Mountainside Medical Group announced Monday that Hackensack Meridian Health Mountainside Medical Center’s Chief of Thoracic Surgery Steven Herman, M.D., has joined the practice.


Dr. Steven Herman holds several academic positions in prestigious institutions.  He is an Associate Professor, Surgery at Hackensack Meridian Health ...

Help is On the Way: Hackensack Meridian Health Steps Up for Furloughed Federal Employees and their Families

Hackensack Meridian Health Waives Co-Pays and Deductibles for Emergency Care for Furloughed Federal Employees and Families

EDISON, NJ ― In a meaningful stance to ease financial worry for thousands of area residents, Hackensack Meridian Health, New Jersey’s largest health network, announced today that it will waive co-pays and deductibles for emergency visits at all network hospitals and ...

Tips for Driving in Snow and Ice in Montclair

MONTCLAIR, NJ -- Winter storms, bad weather and sloppy road conditions are a factor in nearly half a million crashes and more than 2,000 road deaths every winter, according to the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety. In fact, about 46 percent of all crashes involving bad weather take place in the winter.

AAA analyzed bad weather and crashes over a five-year period. The study found that the ...

Montclair Families Displaced by Fire on Grove Street

January 19, 2019

MONTCLAIR, NJ - A Saturday morning blaze has displaced several families. Located at 55 Grove Street, near the intersection of Glenridge Avenue, firefighters were able to douse the flames and evacuate the families affected. This comes just hours before,what is predicted to be one of the largest snowstorms of the winter season.

The fire was contained fairly quickly and only part of the ...

Reported Luring Attempt was Uber Driver, Police Say

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 ...

Bloomfield Boys Basketball Fall to Montclair & Columbia

January 19, 2019

MONTCLAIR, NJ – The road was not kind to Bloomfield Boys Varsity Basketball as they dropped a pair of SEC Liberty Division games, falling to Montclair Mounties 72-44 on Thursday in Montclair, and losing to Columbia Cougars 53-48 on Tuesday in Maplewood.
In the defeated to Montclair, senior forward Will Robinson scored 14 points for the Bengals, senior Michael Ramos had 10 points ...

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

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 ...

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Congresswoman Sherrill Among Dignitaries Attending Martin Luther King Day Observance

January 22, 2019

BLOOMFIELD, NJ – Bloomfield residents and local officials gathered at a celebration of Martin Luther King and the Reverend's legacy on Monday afternoon at New Light Baptist Church in Bloomfield.


The theme of the service, ‘A Knock at Midnight: a Community Answers,’ featured remarks from clergy leaders and elected officials, including Congresswoman Mikie Sherrill ...

History Recalls Dr. King’s Shabbat Sermon in Springfield in 1963

January 22, 2019

SPRINGFIELD, NJ – A few days after his 34th birthday, a Baptist minister and the president of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) was invited to deliver the Friday night Shabbat sermon to the Jewish congregation of Temple Sha’arey Shalom in Springfield, New Jersey.

The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., a civil rights leader in the 1960’s, was the guest speaker ...

Upcoming Events

Wed, January 23, 9:00 AM

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

NJ Audubon: Volunteer Art Show!

Arts & Entertainment Education Green

Wed, January 23, 6:30 PM

Montclair Public Library, Montclair

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Thu, January 24, 9:00 AM

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

NJ Audubon: Volunteer Art Show!

Arts & Entertainment Education Green

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.

01-12-2019 (Valley Road) Mr. Sidel Wilson, 32yoa from East Orange, was arrested and charged with
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 ...

Shutdown Social: Free Meal Today in Montclair for Federal Employees

January 22, 2019

Free dinner and groceries "To Go" for all federal employees, contractors, and their families.

Starts: 2019-01-22

Ends: 2019-01-22

Address: 73 S. Fullerton Avenue

Venue: Toni's Kitchen

City: Montclair

Zip Code: 07042

State: NJ