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Montclair Cooperative School Chess Tournament, June 18

The Montclair Cooperative School, 65 Chestnut Street in Montclair, will host an Open Chess Tournament on Sunday, June 18. Doors open 8 a.m., first round begins 9 a.m.  Fee is $40 at the door.  All students in grades 1-8, from any school, are eligible to compete. Trophies and ribbons will be awarded for top place finishers.  The event is an unrated, five-round Swiss tournament (G/15). There will be two sections: Section I for first to third graders, and Section II for fourth to eighth graders.  For more information about the Co-o chess tournament or chess summer camp, email or visit

Starts: 06/18/2017 at 12:00am

Ends: 06/18/2017 at 11:30pm

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Address: 65 Chestnut St

Venue: Montclair Cooperative School

City: Montclair

Zip Code: 07042

State: NJ

Contact Person: George Hayes

Phone: 9732238562


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Essex County Freeholders Pass Legislation to Support Minority-Owned, Women-Owned and Veteran-Owned Businesses

July 21, 2017

NEWARK, NJ – New legislation has been enacted by the Essex County Board of Chosen Freeholders designed to increase economic opportunity for women-owned, minority-owned, and veteran-owned businesses, county officials announced.

During the Essex County Board of Chosen Freeholders on Wednesday, the board unanimously passed an ordinance that they hope will redefine ...

After 10 Drownings in a Month, Jersey Shore Authorities Give Tips

July 24, 2017

Within one month, authorities have reported 10 drowning deaths alone in New Jersey.

July 17: A 2-year-old drowned in a home swimming pool in Galloway
July 17: A 12-year-old drowned at the Sandy Hook beach
July 10: A 4-year-old died after being pulled from a lake in Ocean View
July 9: A 6-year-old drowned in a hotel pool in Wildwood
June 22: A 17-year-old died after being pulled from ...

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July 16, 2017

Dear Editor:

Over the last 15 years, dozens of local news outlets across New Jersey have shut their doors. The impact on local reporting has been felt especially hard in Essex County, where I live. There is a palpable absence when it comes to the kind of news and information people in my community need to make decisions about voting, get involved in local government, find new economic and ...

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'Skeleton Crew' hits home

UNION, NJ – Premiere Stages, in its quest for new, richly layered plays, is now presenting “Skeleton Crew” by Dominique Morrisseau.

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Jazz House Kids Announces 2017 Montclair Jazz Festival Lineup for Aug. 12

July 24, 2017

MONTCLAIR, NJ – Montclair Jazz Festival is back, with a new two-week footprint of concerts and
special events leading up to the single biggest one-day happening for New Jersey’s rich cultural arts
town of Montclair.

Produced by the acclaimed music education organization
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