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

June 17, 2019

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 ...

Peruvian Independence Celebrated in Montclair for First Time, June 19

MONTCLAIR, NJ - Montclair joins for the first time other cities of New Jersey that will celebrate in Jun 19 the independence of Peru, with a cultural program that features notable Peruvian artists.

Currently Elizabeth, Union City, Passaic, Clifton, Paterson, Jersey City, Newark, Harrison and Kearny, among others celebrate the Independence of Peru in New Jersey.

The international singer Lula ...

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 ...

Tentative Contract Agreement Announced Between Montclair BOE and MEA

June 7, 2019

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 ...

Several Montclair Residents Graduate from St. Peter's Prep

MONTCLAIR, NJ - Five Montclair residents graduated from Saint Peter’s Preparatory School during its 141st Commencement at Saint Peter’s University on Thursday, May 23, 2019. 

The following Montclair residents graduated and their awards and college destinations are indicated:  

David Arroyo (Rutgers University), Nicholas Gayle (Fairfield University), Kakuyon ...

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 ...

Turtle Back Zoo Sponsors National Cancer Survivors Day Program

June 4, 2019

NUTLEY, NJ – National Cancer Survivors Day is an annual, treasured celebration of life that is held in hundreds of communities nationwide, and around the world, on the first Sunday in June.

It is a celebration for those who have survived, an inspiration for those recently diagnosed, a gathering of support for families, and an outreach to the community.

In our area, members of Nutley ...

Montclair Senior of the Month for June: Joan Smith

What is your age and where were you born?  87.  I was born near Detroit, Michigan in the 1930's and graduated from Michigan State College in 1953 with a degree in speech therapy.  

When did you move to Montclair and why?  My husband, Murray, and our young family left Michigan in 1960 when his company transferred him to NYC.  We moved to Montclair on ...

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 ...

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

June 17, 2019

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 ...

MPL Workshop: Gaining Perspective on the Opioid Epidemic

The opioid epidemic is a public health crisis impacting communities, schools and families.  During our session, we’ll discuss the risks associated with opioid misuse and the NJ laws that are in place to reduce risk, accumulation, and side effects associated with opioid prescription pain management.  You will also learn how health care providers are working to improve the current ...

The City of East Orange Mourns the Death of Bishop Limmie Forbes

June 3, 2019

EAST ORANGE, NJ - The City of East Orange mourns the death of arguably one of the most beloved pastors in the city, Bishop Limmie Forbes. Until his death, Bishop Forbes had the longest tenure as senior pastor of any Christian church in East Orange serving Faith Temple Free Will Baptist Church #1 for almost 60 years. 

In 1959, Pastor Forbes established Faith Temple No. 1 in East Orange and ...

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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South Orange Almost has Plastic Regulation in the Bag

June 17, 2019

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - Soon the village could be the next New Jersey municipality that doesn't allow plastic bags to be carried out of retail stores.

The Village Board of Trustrees introduced an ordinance on Monday night that if approved would ban plastic carry-out bags in retail stores and charge a fee for paper bags.

Trustees Walter Clarke, Donna Coallier, Summer Jones and Bob ...

Coyote Attack Victim from Fairfield Speaks Out About Harrowing Ordeal

June 16, 2019

FAIRFIELD, NJ - Just one day after the coyote attacked her and her two young children at Hollywood Park in Fairfield, 36-year-old victim Tatiana, who chose not to disclose her last name, spoke out about the ordeal on Friday afternoon.

"We come here almost every day to run on the path and play in the park," she said. "On our second lap around the path I saw ...

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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 ...

Modified Weekday NJ TRANSIT Rail Schedules Take Effect Monday, June 17 through Sept. 6

June 17, 2019

NEWARK, NJ – Beginning June 17, 2019, NJ TRANSIT will be temporarily diverting select Midtown Direct rail service on the Montclair-Boonton Line and one North Jersey Coast Line train to Hoboken, in order to accommodate vital Amtrak repair work that will take two tracks at Penn Station New York (PSNY) out of service. Other temporary service adjustments will include Morris & Essex Line ...