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Montclair Fund for Women Seeks New Executive Director

Montclair Fund for Women is a grant-making foundation that funds programs in support of women and girls in the Montclair area. Credits: Montclair Fund for Women



Montclair, New Jersey, June 13, 2017:  The Montclair Fund for Women (MFW) has begun the search for an executive director to replace Lydia Barrett, who retired in 2016. 

According to MFW Board President, Tanya Poteat, “ Lydia Barrett provided wonderful leadership for MFW during the first 15 years of our existence.  Now we look forward to finding a successor who can carry us forward into the future and help us make even more of an impact in the local community on the issues that we care about”. 

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MFW is a private grant-making foundation located in Montclair.  Its grant-making is rooted in the history of the former YWCA of Montclair-North Essex, which provided support, encouragement, educational opportunities, recreation and safe housing for many African-American women and girls from the early 20th century until 1953, and for all women and girls in the Montclair area for 50 subsequent years.  When the YWCA closed in 2001, the Board used proceeds from the sale of the building to establish the Montclair Fund for Women. Since 2004, MFW has awarded over $600,000 to nonprofits working to improve the lives of women and children of color.

Applications are due July 21, 2017.  For full details please visit the MFW website at



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Cedar Grove Police: No Charges Filed in Memorial Middle School Social Media Incident

March 20, 2018

CEDAR GROVE, NJ - Cedar Grove police announced that the investigation into a "concerning" comment made by a Memorial Middle School via social media in late February has concluded and no charges have been filed.

According to police, the comment, which was reportedly made on Instagram Live, could not be substantiated and there was no probable cause to file a charge.  Police ...

Bloomfield Commemorates Restoration of Historic Theodore Ward House at 41 Park Place

March 20, 2018

BLOOMFIELD, NJ - The Bloomfield Township Council presented a proclamation to Lou and Cynthia Mandarakas for their restoration of the Theodore Ward House at 41 Park Place. The Mandarakases purchased the 130-year-old home in 2008 and financed the cost of interior and exterior restorations.

Built in 1887 by Theodore Hastings Ward, an early president of the Bloomfield Saving Bank, the Victorian ...

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March 15, 2018

MONTCLAIR, NJ- The following blotter was issued by the Montclair Police Department on  March 13, 2018. 

03-07- 2018 (Orange Road) Attempted burglary to a residence. The suspect was not successful in gaining
access to the residence. The suspect vehicle was described as a white Dodge Ram pickup truck.
03-10- 2018 (North Fullerton Avenue) Theft of delivered packages ...

'Trying' explores age, youth and points of history in poignant production

‘Trying’ explores youth, age and points of history in poignant production

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – The George Street Playhouse presents an engrossing, two-character play based on the real life of Francis Biddle, former Attorney General.

Biddle, a Harvard educated lawyer, served under Franklin Roosevelt and later Harry Truman during the Nuremberg Tribunal. His ...

Montclair’s AAngelsNJ Founder Selected by ECDC for 2018 Women of Excellence Award

March 21, 2018

Angelina Killane-Sims, Founder and CEO of AAngelsNJ, a Montclair based nonprofit, supporting and supplying much needed resources to underinsured, uninsured and individuals/families in our communities, in need of breast health education, breast cancer awareness and their every day needs during breast cancer treatments.  

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