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Author/Artist Talk about Before She Was Harriet, Feb. 18

Hear award-winning children’s’ book author/illustrator duo Lesa Cline-Ransome and James Ransome talk about their new book Before She Was Harriet, the story of Harriet Tubman.

Together the Ransome’s have written a number of books including Words Set Me Free: The Story of Young Frederick DouglassBenny Goodman & Teddy Wilson: Taking the Stage as the First Black-and-White Jazz Band in History, and Just a Lucky So and So: The Story of Louis Armstrong.

Books will be available for purchase at the event through Watchung Booksellers.

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Starts: 02/18/2018 at 2:00pm

Ends: 02/18/2018 at 3:00pm

Address: 50 S. Fullerton Ave

Venue: Montclair Public Library

City: Montclair

Zip Code: 07042

State: NJ

Contact Person: Youth Services Dept.

Phone: 973-744-0500 ext. 2236

Email: youtheservices@montclair.bccls.org

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South Orange - Maplewood School District Responds to Threatening Message Painted in Columbia H.S. Lot

February 15, 2018

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - The South Orange - Maplewood School District (SOMSD) sent an email to Columbia High School (CHS) families at about 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday with information about the threatening message that was found painted in the CHS lot that morning. 

The large message was painted on the ground of the student parking lot on Parker Avenue, about a half-block from CHS, and stated, ...

Over 25 Cats, 1 Dog Rescued From Deplorable Conditions in Woodland Park Hoarding Case

February 15, 2018

WOODLAND PARK, NJ - Over 25 cats and one dog were were removed from deplorable conditions in a home of a local elderly woman 

Passaic County S.P.C.A. Humane Police and Wayne Township Animal Control, who services the Borough of Woodland Park, responded to the home at 15 Hillery Street on a report of animals living in deplorable conditions in a home ...

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Montclair Police Blotter: Multiple Vehicles Rummaged, Arrests and More

February 14, 2018

MONTCLAIR, NJ - The following blotter was released by the Montclair Police Department on February 13, 2018:

Arrest:
02-05- 2018 (Bloomfield Avenue) Mr. David Blakely, 27yoa from Montclair was arrested on an open
Montclair warrant ($250)
02-09- 2018 (Lackawanna Plaza) Ms. Tawanna Hill, 36yoa from Montclair, was arrested for open
warrants out of Montclair and Little Falls totaling ...

'What Stays' exposes family secrets and lies

‘What Stays’ exposes family secrets, resentment and lies

By Liz Keill

SUMMIT, NJ – In an original play by Laura Ekstrand and Jason Szamreta, the Dreamcatcher Repertory Theatre has provided an enlightening, funny and heart-felt view of family foibles.

Ekstrand has said that the germ of the play came from conversations with the ensemble members of the troupe, based on ...

'American Hero' explores with powerful performances

‘American Hero’ pulses with tension, clashing emotions at George Street

By Liz Keill

NEW BRUNWICK – The issue of social injustice makes its way into “American Hero,” the second play in a trilogy by Christopher Demo-Brown.

Armand Schultz as Rob is to receive a medal of honor for his heroic actions during the Iraq war. Although he lost the use of his legs, he ...

The Film Institute at Montclair State Partners with NY Film Critics Series, Feb. 26

February 17, 2018

MONTCLAIR, N.J.  – The Film Institute at Montclair State has partnered with
the New York Film Critic Series to present the second annual Reel Montclair: Academy Award
Edition where four esteemed film critics will discuss the films and performances nominated for
Academy Awards this year.

The event will take place on Monday, February 26, 2018 at 7:30
p.m. in the Presentation Hall ...