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CBD, Hemp and Cannabis Pop-Up Event Comes to Montclair

July 21, 2019

MONTCLAIR, NJ - A Cannabis Culture Pop-Up event has been scheduled for Thursday, August 8 in Montclair.

This social gathering is designed to introduce the canna-curious, novice, and seasoned cannabis enthusiasts to an opportunity to sample, shop, and savor CBD products. 

Workshops will be designed to educate guests about Hemp-derived CBD for health, wellness, ...

Local Montclair Producer of 90s GRAMMY-Winning Rap Anthems, Releases Debut Solo Album

MONTCLAIR, NJ - In the 1990s, Montclair resident Shane Faber was a sought after producer, engineer, and mixer for many of the recordings of such Hip Hop icons as A Tribe Called Quest, De La Soul, Queen Latifah, Biz Markie, and Grammy winners Digable Planets. He has now thrown his hat into the ring, recently releasing his debut solo album, Late Bloomer Baby ...

Four Montclair Students to Perform in Paper Mill Playhouse's NEW VOICES 2019, August 2 & 3

 

MONTCLAIR, NJ - Four Montclair students earned places in the Paper Mill Playhouse's five-week conservatory program this year. This is a premier program which is highly selective in its acceptance policy. Our students will be performing together with over 100 other students in a fully produced, original concert on August 2 at 7:30pm and August 3 at 1:30pm and 7:30pm on the ...

N.J. Hall of Fame and TAPinto Announce Media Partnership; Two Organizations to Benefit from Joint Promotion

July 21, 2019

In an effort to positively impact the daily lives of New Jerseyans, the New Jersey Hall of Fame (NJHOF) has formed a media partnership with TAPinto, a network of over 70 franchised online local news sites throughout the state.

The NJHOF’s mission of celebrating New Jersey, inspiring generations of state residents, and instilling a sense of pride in their state closely follows ...

Toys R Us Making A Comeback To Paramus

PARAMUS, NJ -  Garden State Plaza will be home to one of two new Toys R Us stores that will open as part of a small comeback by the defunct iconic toy chain in November. 

On Thursday, Richard Barry, a former Toys R Us executive and now chief exeuective officer of Tru Kids Brands, a new Parsippany-based company, said more details will be released in coming weeks about the ...

Terry's Family Pharmacy in Verona Set to Close

VERONA, NJ - Terry’s Family Pharmacy announced last week that it’s closing its doors after 85 years in business.  All prescriptions have been transferred to Walgreens.   The store will be open for the next few weeks, with steep discounts on merchandise.  Gift cards must be redeemed before July 15.

“I am very sad that the store is closing,” said ...

Montclair Community Pre-K Officials Announce New Playground Project to Open in September

July 19, 2019

MONTCLAIR, N.J. – Montclair Community Pre-K (MCPK) administrators and board members announced today that the project to rebuild the program’s playground is on track to be completed by September.

“The renovation of the Montclair Community Pre-K’s playground is moving full-steam ahead,” said MCPK Executive Director Amy Dorr. “The Montclair Township Council and ...

Montclair BOE Accepts Embattled Superintendent Johnson's Resignation, Parents Concerned About Leadership Changes

MONTCLAIR, NJ – Citing a desire to seek personal happiness, embattled Montclair Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Kendra Johnson’s resignation request was formally accepted by the Montclair Board of Education during a public meeting on Monday, July 15 the George Inness Annex Atrium.

 

Johnson’s resignation from the superintendent position was green-lighted by the ...

Montclair Superintendent Kendra V. Johnson to Leave for Maryland Post

MONTCLAIR, NJ - Embattled Montclair Superintendent Kendra V. Johnson, J.D., Ph.D., will be leaving. She has been appointed as a Community Superintendent in the Howard County Public School System in Maryland, HCPSS officials announced.

Approved at the July 11 Howard County Public Schools Board of Education meeting, her start date is to be determined.

Johnson was appointed by the ...

Sherrill Raises $590,000 in Q2; Brings Cash on Hand to $1.1 Million

July 15, 2019

Parsippany, NJ -- Representative Mikie Sherrill (NJ-11) announced today she raised $590,000 in the second quarter of 2019. Sherrill bested her first quarter raise of $550,000, and now has more than $1.1 million cash on hand. 

 

“I’m grateful for the continued support for my work to secure tax relief, improve our transportation infrastructure, and strengthen our ...

CBD, Hemp and Cannabis Pop-Up Event Comes to Montclair

July 21, 2019

MONTCLAIR, NJ - A Cannabis Culture Pop-Up event has been scheduled for Thursday, August 8 in Montclair.

This social gathering is designed to introduce the canna-curious, novice, and seasoned cannabis enthusiasts to an opportunity to sample, shop, and savor CBD products. 

Workshops will be designed to educate guests about Hemp-derived CBD for health, wellness, ...

Officials Join Forces To Support Bill Allowing Dogs In NJ Breweries

HACKENSACK, NJ - Local and state officials have partnered with the Alementary Brewing Co. to support a bill that would allow patrons in breweries across the state to enjoy a cold beer alongside their furry friends.

Though the state Senate passed a bill in December to make it legal for pooches to join their owners at breweries, the Assembly has yet to vote on it.

This week, Assemblywoman ...

Montclair Township Officials Honor Hero Who Saved Boy After Falling Through Greenhouse Glass

July 19, 2019

MONTCLAIR, NJ - Montclair officials honored the man who saved a 7-year-old boy that fell through the glass after he climbed on top of the greenhouse at Van Vleck House and Gardens on Tuesday, July 9. 

On Friday, Deputy Chief Wilhelm Young, presented the good samaritan with an award of recognition. 

Morten Rose Madsen just happened to be visiting the gardens from Denmark, ...

Go Fund Me Page Raises Over $8,000 for South Orange LGBTQ Activist

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - Local residents started a Go Fund Me page for a resident who died in a fire last Friday.

The page, Transportation/Funeral Expenses: Cecilia Cranko, is raising money to help cover funeral costs and transportation costs since her mother is flying from South Africa to attend the funeral.

Cranko, 48, died on Friday in a house fire inside her home on Ward Place. She was a ...

Montclair Ice Cream Shop Owner Buys Employee a Car

MONTCLAIR, NJ - Aaron Brunert arrived at his job at a local ice cream shop on Friday, thinking it was a regular day. It was, that is, until the owner of Gelotti of Montclair, called him to the front counter and gave him the keys to a car.

Gelotti of Montclair, which is being rebranded as Gelati by Mike, opened in Montclair and Caldwell in 2014. Brunert joined the company in 2017 and has ...

Governor Murphy Signs Four Bills Strengthening New Jersey Gun Laws

July 19, 2019

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ – Governor Phil Murphy chose Governor Livingston High School (GLHS) as the venue for signing a package of what he called “commonsense” gun safety bills on Tuesday, July 16.

The bills, four in all, “reaffirm New Jersey’s commitment to institute the strongest gun laws in the nation which are part of Gun Safety Package 2.0, (and) follow a series ...

Sherrill Raises $590,000 in Q2; Brings Cash on Hand to $1.1 Million

Parsippany, NJ -- Representative Mikie Sherrill (NJ-11) announced today she raised $590,000 in the second quarter of 2019. Sherrill bested her first quarter raise of $550,000, and now has more than $1.1 million cash on hand. 

 

“I’m grateful for the continued support for my work to secure tax relief, improve our transportation infrastructure, and strengthen our ...

CBD, Hemp and Cannabis Pop-Up Event Comes to Montclair

July 21, 2019

MONTCLAIR, NJ - A Cannabis Culture Pop-Up event has been scheduled for Thursday, August 8 in Montclair.

This social gathering is designed to introduce the canna-curious, novice, and seasoned cannabis enthusiasts to an opportunity to sample, shop, and savor CBD products. 

Workshops will be designed to educate guests about Hemp-derived CBD for health, wellness, ...

As Newark Expects Lead Levels to Decline, How Will City Move On?

NEWARK, NJ - When Shakima Thomas found out her West Ward home had elevated lead levels in 2018, she wasn’t initially concerned for her 5-year-old son, Bryce. 

"I thought that there was a safe level because the city gave me that impression," she said, adding that an initial test earlier that year showed her home was under the federally allowable ...

Rally to Call For Closure of ICE Detention Centers Set For Friday in New Brunswick

July 13, 2019

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Several organizations from the city and beyond will band together Friday to call for the closure of ICE detention centers in the state.

The Lights For Liberty Rally will start at the intersection of Albany and George streets at 6:30 p.m.

Central Jersey Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) is co-sponsoring the protest along with groups including ACLU People Power - ...

Montclair Son Charged with Murdering 51-Year-Old Father

July 11, 2019

Newark – TAPinto Montclair broke the news of a homicide in Montclair's South End neighborhood on Tuesday.

On Thursday morning, police officials have provided an update that a suspect is in custody as of Wednesday night.

Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens, II, and Montclair Police Chief Todd Conforti announced that the Essex County Prosecutor’s ...

Police Discover Body in Montclair's South End

MONTCLAIR, NJ - A body was discovered near Orange Road on Tuesday around 8:45pm.

Unofficial reports indicate the death is a possible homicide, however, police have not yet confirmed this information. TAPinto Montclair has spoken to numerous neighbors, who have confirmed police activity and wish to remain anonymous.

Police officials have not yet been reached for ...

TAPinto Readers Enjoy Women's World Cup Soccer Victory Parade in NYC

July 11, 2019

NEW YORK, NY - Seems Glen Rockers show up everywhere there's action, even at this morning's Women's World Cup Soccer Victory Parade down the "Canyon of Heroes" in New York City, a stretch of Broadway from Battery Park to City Hall.

At 9:30 a.m. this morning, July 10, the United States Women's World Cup Soccer team celebrated their second consecutive world ...

Softball: Cedar Grove's Mia Faieta Selected to NFCA High School All-America Team

CEDAR GROVE, NJ — Cedar Grove High School softball's Mia Faieta was one of 48 student-athletes nationwide selected to the 2019 National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) High School All-America team.

In her four years at Cedar Grove High School, Faieta helped guide Cedar Grove to three state sectional titles, two Group 1 state championships, two trips ...

New Jersey's Tobin Heath Wins Gold Along With U.S. Women's Soccer Team

LYON, France -- In a game that was scoreless through the first 60 minutes, the U.S. Women's Soccer Team scored twice down the stretch for a 2-0 victory over the Netherlands to win the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup on Sunday.

Tobin Heath, a 2006 graduate of Ridge High School, is a member of the Gold-winning U.S. team. Heath started and saw extensive playing time Sunday, but she did not ...

Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon Landing at Kennedy Space Center

July 21, 2019

CAPE CANAVERAL, FLORIDA -- In July of 1969, the United States famously sent three astronauts to the moon. The Kennedy Space Center is celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon Landing with added events and features that makes this year a very special time to visit Florida’s Space Coast. 

The attractions at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex are vast, covering the ...

A Quick Primer to Jersey Shore Lingo

JERSEY SHORE – Those who live at the Jersey Shore year round speak a language of their own. Actually, it’s often a mix of dialects from other parts of Jersey, New York and those who come from the near west. Philadelphia, that is.

Most make a common distinction. They are not anything like the Jersey Shore cast whose drama captivates avid watchers throughout the United States. In ...

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Aggressive Multi-Town Campaign to Thwart Vehicle Break-Ins Leads to Arrests in Livingston

July 19, 2019

LIVINGSTON, NJ — As a result of the vigilant initiative put forth by the nine municipalities included in the recently established West Essex Task Force, several individuals have been apprehended and arrested in connection to a string of vehicle entries and burglaries that have occurred during the overnight hours in Livingston, Roseland and surrounding areas.

The West Essex Task ...

Sources: Barchi Will Step Down as Rutgers President in 2020

July 21, 2019

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rutgers President Robert Barchi, whose tenure at the 253-year-old school has been marked by unprecedented successes as well as scandals and setbacks, will step down after the 2019-20 school year.

Barchi's pending departure was confirmed to TAPinto New Brunswick by a source familiar with the situation.

The announcement of Barchi's exit gives school officials time ...

County Exec. Joe DiVincenzo: We Fixed What's Wrong at Our Essex County Correctional Facility

July 13, 2019

I can no longer sit idly by and allow the Star-Ledger to continue to smear my personal reputation and the reputation of the professional men and women of the Essex County Correctional Facility.

The constant editorials vilifying the work being done focus on an inspection from one year ago and ignore evidence repeatedly provided to the press that the concerns about the ECCF were addressed ...

‘Shakespeare’s Long Lost Play’ Takes Audience to Giddy Heights

MADISON, NJ – Since this rambunctious production takes place outdoors, we’re not too concerned with subtleties or even Shakespearean language.

This farce, “William Shakespeare’s Long Lost First Play (abridged),”  written by Reed Martin and Austin Tichenor is directed with verve and no-holds-barred by Brian B. Crowe. Martin apparently has a talent for this ...

Montclair Family Movie: Muppets From Space (Rated G)

July 21, 2019

3rd floor

No registration required.

Celebrate the 20th anniversary of “Muppets From Space!” Daredevil Gonzo launches into an extraterrestrial search for his mysterious origin. On a quest with his buddy Rizzo to find his real family, Gonzo discovers that his long-lost relatives are actually aliens from a distant planet.

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Ends: 2019-07-29

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