Montclair Top Stories

November 17, 2018

MONTCLAIR – Just like last week, Montclair allowed two touchdowns in the first quarter of playoff game. And just like last year, the Mounties were pitted against rival Ridgewood with a trip to MetLife Stadium on the line.  But unlike last week, Montclair couldn’t recover past those early ...

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BREAKING NEWS... MONTCLAIR, NJ - Montclair Police are investigating a possible shooting that occurred at Finest Cuts Unisex located at the intersection of Bloomfield Avenue and Mission Street on Saturday evening. TAPinto was at the scene and noticed that police officials had the area ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ – New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy stopped by the West Orange diner that opened its doors and its kitchen to students stranded on school buses during Thursday’s storm. The Chit Chat Diner, located on Eagle Rock Avenue near the Eagle Rock Reservation, welcomed 11 buses full of West ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - After announcing on Thursday that Montclair Public Schools would have a 2-hour delayed opening, school district officials decided to close schools for the day. District officials stated that staffing was te reason for the sudden change. The announcement came around 8:15 a.m. on ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — Many West Orange and Montclair students remained stranded on their buses and some at their schools hours after the final bell rang Thursday, due to a powerful Nor’easter that slammed into tri-state area, as schools were being dismissed. As of 9 p.m. on Thursday, West Orange ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - As snow is falling in Montclair, firefighters are fighting a blaze at the corner of Walnut St. and Valley Rd. on Thursday evening, according to reliable sources. Located in the 200 block of Walnut St., the entire 2.5 story home was engulfed in flames. There are no known injuries ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, N.J. -- Jerika Lufrano, one of the state's top distance runners, has been chosen as Union Catholic's Wendy's High School Heisman award winner.   The Wendy's High School Heisman, created by Wendy's founder Dave Thomas in 1994, recognizes high-achieving seniors who participate in a ...

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NEW YORK, NY - The National Weather Service issued a 'Winter Weather Advisory' for Thurs. November 15 for Northern NJ. Snow and sleet are expected to start falling around 1 p.m. and continue into the night. Te chance of precipitation is 100% with accumulations expected to be between 1 and 3 ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens, II, and Montclair Police Chief Todd Conforti announced Tuesday, that the Montclair Police Department and the Essex County Prosecutor's Office Homicide/Major Crimes Task Force are investigating the fatal stabbing of a female ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - A 28-year-old Montclair woman has been identified as the victim of a fatal accident in Montclair involving a NJ Transit train headed for New York Penn Station, Tuesday morning. According to NJ Transit spokesperson, Lisa Torbic, Joan Juengling was identified as the victim. She was ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - NJ Transit officials suspended service on the Montclair-Boonton line in both directions for nearly an hour, early Tuesday morning. The cause, fatal strike of a trespasser, officials confirm. The train was traveling to New York Penn Station from Montclair State University at 4:55 ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - Gerry Sorell was a soldier in the 99th Infantry Division of 394th Regiment, where he successfully crossed Ludendorff (Railroad) Bridge over the river Rhine, as part of the historic Battle of Remagen during the closing weeks of World War II. PFC Sorell had fought during the Battle of ...

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Story developing.... MONTCLAIR, NJ - Law enforcement officials have confirmed the fatal stabbing of a female victim in Montclair on Monday. The exact location and details surrounding the homicide have not yet been released. However, eyewitnesses reported seeing police bring someone in a body ...

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MONTCLAIR – As if it weren’t windy enough at Woodman Field Saturday afternoon, Josh Crawford provided enough extra gusts with his legs to push Montclair right into the sectional final. On a windy and cold day like this one, with wind gusts around 40 mph, a team’s passing game can really be ...

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NEWARK, NJ – Congresswoman-Elect Mikie Sherrill, a Navy veteran, made her first public appearance since winning the election in New Jersey’s 11th District at the ninth annual Essex County Veterans Day Observance on Wednesday at Essex County Veterans Memorial Park in Newark. During the ceremony, ...

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NEWARK, NJ – The Essex County Prosecutors Office held a press conference Wednesday afternoon announcing that the Montclair attorney accused of killing his live-in girlfriend on October 23, has been captured in Cuba.  James R. Ray, III, 55, is charged with killing the mother of his child, ...

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NEWARK, NJ - The Montclair attorney accused of killing his live-in girlfriend on October 22, has been captured in Cuba, police officials announced on Wednesday. According to published reports, James Ray, III, 55, is charged with killing the mother of his child, 44-year-old, Angela ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - On Election Day, Mikie Sherrill casted her vote in the 2018 midterm election at Northeast Elementary School in Montclair. Around 10:00 a.m., she spoke to voters and the media about running in the New Jersey's 11th Congressional District. Sherrill walked into Northeast with her ...

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Today, Tuesday, November 6, is Election Day. The poles are open from 6am to 8pm. If you need to find your polling place and ballot questions, visit these links. 

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UPPER MONTCLAIR, NJ - During the summer, the New Jersey Athletic Conference Football coaches had their pre-season poll, projecting where the 10-conference teams would finish the season.  Montclair State was selected to finish eighth in the conference, ahead of only Southern Virginia and William ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - Each year, children dress up in costume and go house-to-house to meet neighbors and gather goodies.  The Montclair Police Department hosted their second annual 'Trunk-or-Treat' event at the Montclair Police Headquarters, Eureka Lodge hosted a Halloween party and then, of course, ...

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MONTCLAIR — There certainly wasn’t a shortage of motivation for Montclair entering Saturday’s state playoff opener with West Orange, and the Mounties played like an inspired team hungry to feed off those emotions.  For one, Montclair was looking to avenge a stunning Week 0 loss to this same West ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ- In the North 1 Group 4 state tournament quarterfinal, No. 2 seed Montclair eliminated the No. 7 seed Colonials 2-1, securing a spot in the semifinals, while also ending Morristown’s season. Montclair will face off with Livingston in the semi’s next week. The game was scoreless ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ- The North Jersey Section 1 Group 4 field hockey final was so good, that 60 minutes just wasn’t enough. We were 2 minutes away from a second OT when Brittany Hoftijizer provided the magic that the Colonials were looking for, giving them the title they deserved; North Jersey Section 1 ...

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WASHINGTON, DC — Monmouth County businesses and residents affected by severe storms and flooding on August 11 through 13 can apply for low-interest disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration. To find out about the program, SBA has established this week a disaster loan outreach ...

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Newark – Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens, II, and Montclair Police Chief Todd Conforti announced today that the Montclair Police Department and the Essex County Prosecutor’s Homicide/Major Crimes Task Force are investigating a fatal pedestrian incident.   At ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - Montclair Police shut down the upper part of Bloomfield Avenue near the vicinity of Montclair Kimberley Academy on Wednesday morning due to a pedestrian fatality, reports say. The Essex County Prosecutor’s Office is currently investigating the accident, in which, an adult male ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - The Montclair Police Department is hosting the second annual Trunk or Treat celebration today, October 31 at the Montclair Police Headquarters. Located at 647 Bloomfield Avenue in Montclair, the event will take place from 4-7pm. Sponsored by the Montclair Police Foundation, ...

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BELMAR, NJ —It go a bit spooky at the Belmar Public Library — just in time for Halloween. And the suspense broke out at 10 a.m. on Saturday, October 27. That’s when 17-year-old Karuna Savoie was featured during “Breakfast with the Author” to talk about her debut novel, “The Lore of Ramridge,” an ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ- In the opening round of the North 1 Group 4 state tournament, top-seeded Montclair bested No. 16 seed Morristown, 2-0. The win for Montclair keeps them undefeated and advances them to face Passaic Tech in the next round. For the Colonials, their season comes to an end. After ...

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