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The Montclair Public Library Foundation Announces Appointment of Two New Board Members


MONTCLAIR, NJ - Two new board members were recently appointed to serve on the Montclair Public Library Foundation

The new members come to the table with extensive experience in the financial and legal
worlds. Their enthusiasm for the library and connection to the community will further
strengthen the leadership of the foundation board.

“Each of our newly elected Board Members are distinguished, prominent leaders in their
respective fields and I look forward to their insights and contributions,” said Jennifer Bonnell,
MPL Foundation Board Chair.

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Irena Goldstein is a Partner at Trenk, DiPasquale, Della Fera & Sodono, New York and
West Orange, NJ. Ms. Goldstein’s primary specialty is bankruptcy law and has represented
debtors, creditors, statutory committees and other interested parties in mid-sized cases and in
in many of the largest chapter 11 cases in recent years. Previously she was a Partner at
Proskauer Rose LLP in New York.

She is a founding board member of The Academy for Teachers in New York City. The Academy
honors and supports great teachers by, among things, bringing powerful teachers with leading
experts for master classes.

She loves road cycling, her pets and is an avid reader (everything from mysteries to history
(particularly early American).

Wilfred Adkins brings to the Foundation 25-plus years of experience in the financial,
advertising, package goods and services businesses. He is co-founder of Oasis Capital and prior
to that role served as a senior officer at Commonwealth Associates, a middle market
investment bank.

He currently serves as President of the Montclair Public Library Board of Trustees and recently
stepped down as President of the Montclair Fund for Excellence.

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Letter to the Editor: Mis-management At Presby Threatens Future of the Garden

March 23, 2018

Dear Editor,

It is with concern that I bring this subject to the attention to all who care and treasure the Presby Memorial Iris Garden, which along with the cherry trees of Branch Brook Park is one of the crown jewels of the Essex County Park System.  This historic garden founded 90 years ago by Frank Presby on  Upper Mt. Ave. is known internationally for its collection which ...

Montclair Police Blotter: Man Arrested for Animal Cruelty, Juveniles Charged with Breaking into Cars and More

March 22, 2018

MONTCLAIR, NJ - The following blotter was compiled by the Montclair Police Department on March 3, 2018:

03-17- 2018 (Pine Street) Two Montclair juveniles (15 & 16yoa) were arrested after being observed
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03-18- 2018 (Eagle Rock Way) Mr. Lawrence Athill, 64yoa from ...

'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 ...

Dzieci Theatre Passion, set in Warsaw Ghetto, to come to Christ Church Bloomfield Glen Ridge Palm Sunday

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GLEN RIDGE, NJ - Christ Church of Bloomfield / Glen Ridge invites the community to a performance of the Passion Play by Dzici Theatre on Palm Sunday March 25 at 10:30 a.m. 

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