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Montclair Recreation Welcomes Pierre Falaise as New Wrestling Coach


MONTCLAIR, NJ - The Montclair Recreation Wrestling Parent Association (MRW) in conjunction with the Township of Montclair Department of Recreation & Cultural Affairs welcomes new wrestling head coach, Pierre Falaise. Falaise, a graduate of Montclair High School and assistant coach with the program for seven years, will continue the community-based vision of the recreational team.

Assisting Coach Falaise will be Ottis Wright, also a graduate of Montclair High School and all-time winningest wrestler. At MHS, he was a three-time state qualifier placing seventh as a junior and fourth as a senior. Wright was named team captain and earned athlete of the year honors his senior year. In addition to wrestling, Wright played football and was also team captain.

Coach Falaise affirmed his commitment to the program, “Rebuilding the Montclair Wrestling Program with the support of the Recreation Department and the MRW Booster Club families is vital. Introducing Montclair students to the program and teaching them the skills necessary to compete is just the first step in building a strong town program. Mike Freedman, MHS head coach, Ottis Wright, the Township, and Montclair families are also committed to the development of our future MHS wrestlers. I encourage any student who is interested in wrestling to sign up and learn – I’m looking forward to seeing you on the mat!”  

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The wrestling season starts November 17th and continues through March 7th. Practices to learn techniques of match play and prepare for Suburban League wrestling matches will be held on Mondays and Thursdays from 6-8pm in the Montclair High School Wrestling room. Wrestlers will be issued singlets for both competitive and developmental matches and the MRW is currently fundraising for warmups for each participant.

Registration for boys and girls in grade 3-8 is available now online at or in person at the Recreation Department at 205 Claremont Avenue.  The fee for the season is $100, but no child will be turned away.  Questions about coaching, competitions, practices and fees can be answered by calling 973-509-4915.




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In Photos: Local Parks Flood During Monday Morning Rainstorms

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. 

Runoff inundated Memorial Park, caused the Third River to spill over its banks in Yanticaw Park, ...

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!

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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 ...

Register Now for the Verona Music Parent Association 3rd Annual Spring Golf Outing

April 22, 2018

VERONA, NJ - Calling All Golfers -- the Verona Music Parents Association is hosting its 3rd Annual Spring Golf Outing on May 9. at the Black Bear Golf Club in Franklin, NJ.

Registration begins at 8 a.m. with a 9 a.m. shot gun start.  Barbecue lunch will be provided.  To register visit

All money raised will benefit the Verona High School Music Department.