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Charles H. Bullock School Celebrates Ways to Save the Earth at their Eco-Fair


MONTCLAIR, NJ - On June 6, Montclair’s Environmental Science magnet elementary school, Charles H. Bullock, hosted an Eco-fair to promote and educate the community on environmental consciousness and becoming eco-friendly.

The Eco-fair, organized by the school PTA’s Eco-Action Team, was led by Math and Science Curriculum Support Teacher Beverly D'Andrea.

From 1 p.m.-4 p.m. on the school’s grounds, a variety of vendors and exhibits related to composting, bee keeping, native plants, raising chickens, recycling, solar power, a plant swap and even a wild rescue animal show that included an alligator and a potbelly pig.  Composters and rain barrels were for sale at cost through the town's Department of Environmental Affairs.

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Grade-level projects completed by CHB students over the course of the school year such as Pond Life, Seeds to Plants, Worms and Soil, Monarch Butterflies and repurposed material inventions were also on display and added another level to the educational component of the fair.

Along with many rich learning opportunities presented, children and adults enjoyed hands-on craft activities as they built mason bee houses, bound together tic-tac-toe games out of twigs and string, created and decorated planters out of recycled milk cartons and even crafted a ‘Welcome to Bullock’ sign for the school out of collected leaves, twigs, sea shells and seedpods.

During the fair, a bike swap was also conducted by Bike/Walk Montclair along with the enjoyment of live music, healthy refreshments and giveaways of free milkweed seeds and used children’s books that had been collected and donated by Mt. Hebron Middle School students.  Montclair High School sophomore Addy Ehlis was also present selling her homemade soaps to raise money for her non-profit organization that helps to build and maintain the St. Clare's girl school in Meru, Kenya.

The eco-fair was last conducted under the school’s old name and location at Rand Elementary on North Fullerton Ave and this year was the first at the new CHB campus.

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April 17, 2018

NUTLEY, NJ - This morning's downpours sent torrents of water into the Third River causing it to over flow its banks.

Passaic Avenue at Brookside was closed by the Nutley Police Department shortly after TAPinto Nutley arrived to capture these images of the flooding. 

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After Comparing Democrats to Nazis, Leaders Call for Resignation of Montville Committeewoman

April 12, 2018

MONTVILLE, NJ – The Montville Township Committee voted to censure Committee Member June Witty for a personal Facebook post she made on April 8 which compared Democrats to Nazis. All four members of the five-person committee asked for her resignation.

The post, a chart which states that Nazis believed in “media mind control,” “no guns,” abortion, and ...

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Letter to the Editor: Don't Complain. Vote!

April 14, 2018

Don’t Complain; Vote!

It’s no secret that people have strong feelings about what’s happening in our country. It’s also true that much of politics is local. In November, 11th District residents will have the opportunity to choose a new congressional representative who will not only serve as a critical check on the federal level, but also determine how our distract fares ...

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MILLBURN, NJ – In a premiere production of “The Sting,” Harry Connick Jr. commands the Paper Mill Playhouse stage in Millburn.

Based on the sensational Paul Newman/Robert Redford film in 1973, the 1930s plot centers on a con game and gambling, sometimes on a train between New York and ...

12th Annual Coffee and A Cause 'Friendraiser' at the Salvation Army, May 3

April 20, 2018

The Salvation Army will celebrate its 12th Annual Coffee & a Cause “friendraiser” on Thursday, May 3rd 2018.

The Salvation Army came to Montclair in 1891, a time when the community was coming into its own. As times changed so did the needs of the community.  In the late 1970’s The Salvation Army expanded the scope of services it provided and developed a social ...