Montclair News

November 19, 2018

NEWARK, NJ - Why were the roads so bad Thursday night when an autumn storm dropped anywhere from two to four inches of snow in Newark? The city was helping the state clear highways, a city spokesman said. “The crux of the problem was that virtually all of the entry and exit points to Newark - ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Ever wanted to own your own amusement park like Michael Jackson? Now you can, and your don't have to wait on line for tickets! Bowcraft, the scene of countless local children's birthday parties and decades of summer fun in Union County, has closed forever, but thanks to an ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - Bloomfield teen Sebastian Wolski delivered twelve Thanksgiving meal bags to the Human Needs Food Pantry of Montclair on Sunday.  The 13-year-old wanted to help the community, so he reached out to his neighbors and local businesses for donations. HE then took the proceeds and ...

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MONTCLAIR – Just like last week, Montclair allowed two touchdowns in the first quarter of playoff game. And just like last year, the Mounties were pitted against rival Ridgewood with a trip to MetLife Stadium on the line.  But unlike last week, Montclair couldn’t recover past those early ...

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BREAKING NEWS... MONTCLAIR, NJ - Montclair Police are investigating a possible shooting that occurred at Finest Cuts Unisex located at the intersection of Bloomfield Avenue and Mission Street on Saturday evening. TAPinto was at the scene and noticed that police officials had the area ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ – New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy stopped by the West Orange diner that opened its doors and its kitchen to students stranded on school buses during Thursday’s storm. The Chit Chat Diner, located on Eagle Rock Avenue near the Eagle Rock Reservation, welcomed 11 buses full of West ...

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NEWARK, NJ - Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo Jr. issued the following statement about the Nov. 15 snowstorm:  Yesterday’s snowstorm created havoc not just for Essex County, but the entire tri-state region. We relied on several different weather forecasts, all of which grossly ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK - Thursday's autumn snowstorm hit much harder than weather forecasts predicted, the worst of it when most people would be on the roads for the evening rush hour, said Rutgers University professor and state climatologist David Robinson. "The weather forecast was incorrect. I'm not a ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- The entire Bloomfield Police and Fire Departments, and emergency medical services are now equipped with state of the art radios and a system interface that can hold up in the event of an unexpected radio blackout. These system upgrades, to what is known as a 7/800 mhz digital ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - After announcing on Thursday that Montclair Public Schools would have a 2-hour delayed opening, school district officials decided to close schools for the day. District officials stated that staffing was te reason for the sudden change. The announcement came around 8:15 a.m. on ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — After being stranded on school buses for nearly five hours in a powerful snowstorm, students are reportedly being moved to safe locations, the West Orange mayor wrote in a Facebook post around 9 p.m. Thursday. “The township is currently moving all children off stranded school ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — Many West Orange and Montclair students remained stranded on their buses and some at their schools hours after the final bell rang Thursday, due to a powerful Nor’easter that slammed into tri-state area, as schools were being dismissed. As of 9 p.m. on Thursday, West Orange ...

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NEWARK, NJ - Jane Fonda got higher wages for women through unscrupulous means in the 1980's comedy "9 to 5," but now she's advocating for a $15 minimum wage for tipped workers in more traditional ways. The Academy Award-winning actor and activist  spoke at Rutgers University-Newark today with ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - As snow is falling in Montclair, firefighters are fighting a blaze at the corner of Walnut St. and Valley Rd. on Thursday evening, according to reliable sources. Located in the 200 block of Walnut St., the entire 2.5 story home was engulfed in flames. There are no known injuries ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, N.J. -- Jerika Lufrano, one of the state's top distance runners, has been chosen as Union Catholic's Wendy's High School Heisman award winner.   The Wendy's High School Heisman, created by Wendy's founder Dave Thomas in 1994, recognizes high-achieving seniors who participate in a ...

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VERONA, NJ - A Verona man was arrested Tuesday after being observed allegedly masturbating in his car on Oct. 1.   According to police reports, two juveniles were walking home from school in the area of 510 Bloomfield Ave. when they saw Conor McGee, 35, masturbating in his parked car.  The two ...

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NEW YORK, NY - The National Weather Service issued a 'Winter Weather Advisory' for Thurs. November 15 for Northern NJ. Snow and sleet are expected to start falling around 1 p.m. and continue into the night. Te chance of precipitation is 100% with accumulations expected to be between 1 and 3 ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ - Law enforcement officials have stated that Thomas Kolding, the missing 15 teenager from Mountain Lakes, has been found. According to police, he is safe. Kolding has been missing since October 30. Law enforcement confirmed that he traveled by train from Denville to Newark – Broad ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens, II, and Montclair Police Chief Todd Conforti announced Tuesday, that the Montclair Police Department and the Essex County Prosecutor's Office Homicide/Major Crimes Task Force are investigating the fatal stabbing of a female ...

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EAST ORANGE, NJ - The Pride Parent Council set a huge goal for themselves that will bring great big smiles to the faces of the Pride scholars. Members are working to raise $20,000 to re-build a playground for the scholars of Pride Academy Charter School.   This goal honors the achievement of ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - A 28-year-old Montclair woman has been identified as the victim of a fatal accident in Montclair involving a NJ Transit train headed for New York Penn Station, Tuesday morning. According to NJ Transit spokesperson, Lisa Torbic, Joan Juengling was identified as the victim. She was ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - NJ Transit officials suspended service on the Montclair-Boonton line in both directions for nearly an hour, early Tuesday morning. The cause, fatal strike of a trespasser, officials confirm. The train was traveling to New York Penn Station from Montclair State University at 4:55 ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - Gerry Sorell was a soldier in the 99th Infantry Division of 394th Regiment, where he successfully crossed Ludendorff (Railroad) Bridge over the river Rhine, as part of the historic Battle of Remagen during the closing weeks of World War II. PFC Sorell had fought during the Battle of ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ - With recent attention on possible unsanitary conditions at the bathrooms at local South Orange and Maplewood schools, there is one school where the bathrooms have received notice for how good they look: the girls bathroom at Jefferson Elementary School. As the school year began, ...

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Story developing.... MONTCLAIR, NJ - Law enforcement officials have confirmed the fatal stabbing of a female victim in Montclair on Monday. The exact location and details surrounding the homicide have not yet been released. However, eyewitnesses reported seeing police bring someone in a body ...

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FAIRFIELD, NJ — After a recent encounter with a 40-year-old Kenilworth man who was found to be in possession eight bottles of “Catnip Cocktail,” the Fairfield Police Department is warning the community about an increase in the misuse of this product. Police described Catnip Cocktail as a liquid ...

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WEST CALDWELL, NJ – Hundreds of middle school students and their parents flocked to the student fair hosted by the Essex County School of Technology’s West Caldwell Campus on Saturday afternoon.  Visitors got to interact with administrators, faculty and current students, and participate in live ...

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MONTCLAIR – As if it weren’t windy enough at Woodman Field Saturday afternoon, Josh Crawford provided enough extra gusts with his legs to push Montclair right into the sectional final. On a windy and cold day like this one, with wind gusts around 40 mph, a team’s passing game can really be ...

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NEWARK, NJ - It's "not possible" to pin down exactly when lead started dissolving from pipes and into Newark's water because of possible inconsistencies in testing, according to a city-commissioned report. The city had CDM Smith, an Edison-based engineering firm, investigate what was causing ...

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NEWARK, NJ – Congresswoman-Elect Mikie Sherrill, a Navy veteran, made her first public appearance since winning the election in New Jersey’s 11th District at the ninth annual Essex County Veterans Day Observance on Wednesday at Essex County Veterans Memorial Park in Newark. During the ceremony, ...

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