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Cedar Grove Says the Show Will Go On: Fireworks Show is a Go

May 22, 2020

CEDAR GROVE, NJ - Cedar Grove's annual fireworks display will go on as scheduled, but with a few modifications due to COVID-19.  The show is scheduled for July 2 (rain date July 3) and fireworks will be shot off from LRP/Panther Park as in years prior.

Unlike previous years, residents will not be allowed on the Turf Field to view the display.  Instead, Panther Park's parking ...

Montclair Families TikTok Together to Support Needs Related to School Closures

MONTCLAIR, NJ - In this unique time, our schools need unique responses to build community and to meet emerging needs that we would not have anticipated just months ago.  School closures have thrust teachers, students, and parents into remote learning, and while many are rising to the challenge, there are critical school needs triggered by this rapid transition.  

The Montclair ...

Theatre Comes to You - Papermill Playhouse



MILLBURN, NJ (May 11, 2020) – The theater comes to you! Paper Mill Playhouse (Mark S. Hoebee-Producing Artistic Director, Michael Stotts- Managing Director), recipient of the Regional Theatre Tony Award, has announced the schedule for this week’s streaming events. Enjoy free, live ...

Paper Mill's Live Streaming 'New Voices' Series Continues Each Monday

MILLBURN, NJ  – Paper Mill Playhouse Producing Artistic Director Mark S. Hoebee and Managing Director Michael Stotts have announced a live streaming event from the annual New Voices Concert, the culmination of Paper Mill Playhouse’s Summer Musical Theater Conservatory, beginning with the New Voices 2019 and going back a year each week. Every Monday ...

Historical Society of Bloomfield Offers At-Home History Presentations with Video Archive

Bloomfield, NJ--: In these times of self-isolation and quarantine, The Historical Society of Bloomfield (HSOB) extends its support to members and all in the Bloomfield community. The HSOB has updated its Video Archive of many of its presentations and programs throughout the years. They were video-recorded by WBMA-TV and are available on demand online at 

Programs ...

Matt Axelrod, Cantor of CBI in Scotch Plains, Appears in HBO Series 'The Plot Against America'

SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- Singing Jewish hymns is part of his very being, but Cantor Matt Axelrod of Congregation Beth Israel in Scotch Plains had never done it in a TV miniseries before.

Axelrod lent his talents and authenticity to the successful HBO production of The Plot Against America, which is based on the best-selling novel by Philip Roth. It presents an alternate ...

Curbside Pick Up Dinner Options Available at Paper Mill's Carriage House

MILLBURN, NJ — The Carriage House Restaurant, located in the F.M. Kirby Carriage House at Paper Mill Playhouse, proves that the culinary show must go on. Although the theater is dark, Carriage House and Chef Holly Guber are offering curbside pickup for dinners every Wednesday through Sunday, and brunch on Sundays. 

Don’t underestimate Sunday brunch — with quarantine ...

Montclair, Glen Ridge Police & Fire Departments to Host Parade for Healthcare Workers


MONTCLAIR, NJ - On Friday, April 24th at 2:00 PM, the Montclair and Glen Ridge Police Departments, the Montclair Fire Department, as well as local EMTs and other local first responders will participate in a brief Healthcare Parade in front of the Mountainside Medical Center to thank and recognize their staff for their tireless efforts during this difficult time.

Lee “Boz” Boswell-May, South Orange Music Booster, Dies at 74

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Lee “Boz” Boswell-May of South Orange, retired hearing officer at New York State Public Service Commission and wife of musician Earl May, has died at age 74. She was a lifelong resident of South Orange, and an advocate for human rights, evidenced when she and her family helped integrate dormitory at Glassboro State, as seen in this biographical ...


Montclair Public Library to Host UnBook Club

May 28, 2020

This event will take place on the library’s Instagram Live.


Join MPL librarians Jill and Alex as they chat about what they’re reading, watching, and enjoying over on Instagram.

Join the convo – comment with your own recommendations or questions: @montclairpubliclibrary on Instagram.

Starts: 2020-05-29

Ends: 2020-05-29

Address: @montclairpubliclibrary on ...


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NJ FMBA and PBA Decry the Pay Freeze Asked of South Orange First Responders in the 2020 Municipal Budget

May 28, 2020

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The state associations representing South Orange police officers and fire fighters have issued a joint statement today denouncing the intention of the South Orange Board of Trustees — and Village President Sheena Collum in specific — to freeze their pay for the next two budget years.

“The Village President of South Orange, Sheena C. Collum has again ...

NJ Launches $100M Short-Term Rental Assistance Program

May 30, 2020

TRENTON, NJ - Lieutenant Governor Sheila Oliver joined the governor and other officials at yesterday’s daily COVID-19 press conference. Donning her hat as the head of New Jersey’s Department of Community Affairs, Oliver introduced the implementation of a temporary rental assistance program.

According to Governor Phil Murphy, the state plans to apply at least $100M to begin the ...

OPINION: A Pandemic Doesn’t Stop the Dedication to Newark

May 20, 2020

When I was a child, growing up on Quitman Street in Newark meant any adult could tell any child to straighten up and fly right, should they observe that child in need of such advice. The neighborhood was like an extended family, and people were thankful to have extra sets of eyes and ears to look out for one another as their days got busier and the world around them became more ...

Montclair Police Blotter: Packages Stolen, Parked Vehicles Entered, and More

May 30, 2020

MONTCLAIR, NJ - The following blotter was issued by the Montclair Police Department for the dates of May 19, 2020 – May 26, 2020:


Theft from Motor Vehicle

May 20, 2020 (Park Street): The complainant reported that his vehicle was entered and rummaged through.  The vehicle was reportedly left unlocked.  The suspect removed an unknown amount of ...

Gill: Rape Is Not a Penalty for Any Crime, The Department of Corrections Must Be Held Accountable

May 30, 2020

In February of 2018, the Senate Law and Public Safety Committee heard testimony concerning allegations of rape and sexual abuse at the Edna Mahan Correctional Facility for Women. The Department of Corrections declined to appear at the hearing. Women from Edna Mahan testified they were subjected to rapes and sexual assaults by guards. Expert testimony was produced regarding the failure of the ...