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Montclair Micro-Businesses Can Benefit from New State Financing Program

May 20, 2022

TRENTON, NJ – In celebration of National Small Business Week, the New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA) has announced plans to open applications for its Micro Business Loan next month, which will make additional funding resources available through the Authority’s Main Street Recovery Program.

The NJEDA has already issued nearly $5.5 million ...

Montclair Council Seeking Seven Volunteers to Join Rent Control Board

MONTCLAIR, NJ - Montclair Township officials are looking for volunteers to join the rent control board, according to a release.

On Tuesday, April 19, the Montclair Township Council unanimously passed a new rent control ordinance which took effect as of May 9, 2022.

The Council has expressed that they are now looking for seven individuals to serve on a volunteer board for rent ...

Irish-Based Company Moving U.S. Headquarters to Glen Rock

GLEN ROCK, NJ - An international Dublin-based company announced it will bring its U.S. headquarters to the borough bringing an investment of $126 million and 100 new jobs, with another 800 jobs projected to come.

The announcement came through Governor Phil Murphy who is in Dublin wooing Irish companies to come to New Jersey.

According to a press release this morning, Applegreen ...

Senator Nia H. Gill Introduces Bill Forming New Jersey-Ireland Trade Commission

MONTCLAIR – Senator Nia H. Gill has introduced a bill designed to advance bilateral trade and investment between New Jersey and Ireland, officials announced.

According to a release, the bill, introduced on March 31, 2022, would form a New Jersey-Ireland Trade Commission that would work to advance bilateral trade and investment between New Jersey and Ireland, promote business, and ...

Here Are the 13 Dispensaries in New Jersey Legally Selling Cannabis to the Public

NEW JERSEY — Starting today, residents of New Jersey and visitors to the state 21 years and older can buy recreational cannabis and cannabis products at 13 dispensaries statewide.

According to the New Jersey Cannabis Regulatory Commission (CRC), those 13 locations are:

North Jersey:

Apothecarium, 1865 Springfield, Avenue, Maplewood
Apothecarium, 55 South Main Street, ...

Montclair Store Sells $50K Lottery Ticket

MONTCLAIR, NJ - A store located on Valley Road in Montclair has sold a lottery ticket worth $50,000, officials announced.

According to New Jersey Lottery reports, the $50,000 ticket was for the Powerball drawing on April 16. Two tickets matched four of the five white balls and the Powerball for a third-tier prize. One of the two tickets was sold in Essex County ...

Montclair Planning Board Rejects Plan For Area In Need of Redevelopment Near Walnut St. Train Station

MONTCLAIR, NJ - The Montclair Planning Board had no applications for its April 11 meeting, but the one piece of new business it addressed – a proposal to designate the industrial area near the Walnut Street railway station an area in need of redevelopment – lasted four hours.  Thomas Scibilia, Montclair’s new deputy planner, guided the board through a complicated ...

New Jersey Is Best State to Work From Home: Study

NEW JERSEY, NJ -- New Jersey was ranked No. 1 in the country in WalletHub's Best States for Working from Home study. Nearby Delaware (3), Connecticut (4), Maryland (9), and New York (10) also ranked in the top 10. 

While more and more businesses are embracing work-from-home positions, people who are allowed to work from home may not always have the best ...

Gas Prices Down Statewide, but Essex County Still Has Highest Rates in Northern NJ

VERONA, NJ -- New Jersey’s average gas price dropped 7 cents this week to $4.09, as of Monday, April 11, according to AAA.

That's 12 cents less than the state average for a gallon of regular gas two weeks ago.

Monday’s average price is down 28 cents from the high of $4.37 in the state on March 10, but it’s still $1.18 higher than April 4, 2021 ...

Need Help Rebuilding from The Pandemic? NJ Launches NJ FinLit- a Free Financial Wellness Platform for Residents

TRENTON— The New Jersey Department of the Treasury has launched NJ FinLit, a free financial wellness platform for all adult state residents, announced Governor Murphy.

The NJ FinLit financial wellness platform features  tools and courses, as well as a personalized and interactive learning experience, including the Your Money PersonalityTM financial behavior assessment, which ...

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Montclair-based Business Brokerage Announces Latest Sale of a Marine Supply Ecommerce Business

March 13, 2022

For some, a business may just be a way to make a living, a means to an end.

But for others, a business is more than a profit margin. It is a legacy. It is history. It is an icon of the community.

When those businesses are lost, it can be felt in a community for decades.

And so, a Montclair, New Jersey business brokerage firm is actively working to help those business owners ready to pass ...

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Homewatch CareGivers in the Community May 2022

“How Mindfulness Makes You Happier” was the subject of a group discussion at the Senior Center of the Chathams on May 3rd.  The discussion centered around understanding the concept of mindfulness and the session ended with a guided meditation led by Karen Frank, Director of Education/Nurse Supervisor at Homewatch CareGivers of South Orange.  Karen is celebrating 10 years of ...

Home of the Week: 831 Grandview Ave., Westfield, NJ 07090

Check out 831 Grandview Ave in Westfield; this colonial in the Manor Park neighborhood won’t last long. With a new outdoor staircase leading to the enclosed front porch, a new roof, and other updates since 2021, you’re getting modern living with classic character. From the porch, you’ll step in to the sun filled living room with bay windows that flows into the updated kitchen ...

Essex County Announces New LGBTQ Affairs Office

May 16, 2022

Essex County, NJ – Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. announced the creation of the Essex County Office of LGBTQ Affairs and introduced Reginald Bledsoe from Newark as its first Director on Friday, May 13th. The Essex County Office of LGBTQ Affairs will support the LBGTQ community and provide a platform to address issues, advocate for reforms and raise ...

New Jersey Warns of Price Gouging During Nationwide Baby Formula Shortage

May 20, 2022

NEWARK, NJ —New Jersey's Acting Attorney General and the Division of Community Affairs (DCA) are warning customers and merchants statewide about price gouging and any fraud dealing with the sale of baby formula in New Jersey.

“The current baby formula shortage may have scammers and unscrupulous vendors coming out of the woodwork to take advantage of parents at a vulnerable ...

Ending the War in Ukraine and US Involvement

May 16, 2022

Ending The War in Ukraine…and US Involvement

By Karla Schultz, NJ School Nurse and Veteran of Army National Guard

I was filling up my car with gas recently and used it as an opportunity to talk with my  daughter about inflation and how it means that we need to cut back on some of our spending now, due to rising prices.

Since I had her attention, which I am often competing ...

‘Calendar Girls’ Captivates at Chatham Playhouse

CHATHAM, NJ — This delightful play, set in Yorkshire, England, lends a risque air to the Women’s Institutes at a local church parish.

The play and film were based on a true story of middle-aged women who were seeking a fundraising idea for Leukemia Research.

They’re desperate to find a way to support their charities and somehow come up with the idea of ...

Hackensack Meridian Mountainside Medical Center Recognizes Leader of the Month

May 20, 2022

MONTCLAIR, New Jersey – Mountainside Medical Center announced Mark Tucker, director of facilities and Sam Argenio, maintenance manager as Leaders of the Month for February.

These two leaders are known to go above and beyond the call of duty, always ready and able to assist in safety or environmental concerns the hospital.  As the hospital’s size and service grow, so do ...

Heat Advisory Extended Thru Sunday for Montclair Area, Hypothermia Risk at Jersey Shore

May 21, 2022

NEW YORK, NY - The National Weather Service (NWS) extended the weekend heat advisory through 6 p.m. Sun. May 22. Water in the states lakes and at the Jersey Shore is in the 50s and 60s, presenting a risk for hypothermia.

Local residents, and those in Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Passaic, and Union counties should expect high temperatures and high humidity. Heat index values across much of the ...

Heat Advisory Issued for Montclair and Surrounding Areas

NEW YORK, NY - The National Weather Service (NWS) issued a heat advisory for Sat. May 21 from noon to 8 p.m.

Local residents, and those in Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Passaic, and Union counties should expect high temperatures and high humidity. Heat index values across much of the effected area are expected to approach 100.

Hot temperatures and high humidity may cause heat illnesses to ...

Missing Woman, Last Seen at JCC on Northfield Avenue in West Orange

MISSING PERSON 

The police are requesting the public's assistance in locating a Missing Person.

Caren was last seen walking out of the JCC on Northfield Avenue in West Orange today (May 20) around 11 a.m. wearing a white shirt and purple pants (see the second photo). She does not drive.

Caren is approximately 5'4' tall and 120 pounds.

If anyone has any ...

VIDEO: Hasbrouck Heights Scouts Clean the Community, Scholarships Awarded in South Plainfield, Rahway Educator Honored and Westfield Boy Scout Proposes Life-Saving Station

NEW JERSEY - The Girl and Boy Scouts of Hasbrouck Heights join together to clean their community. Plus, several Girl Scouts in South Plainfield receive scholarships. Also, a Rahway superintendent is honored. And a Westfield Boy Scout proposes a life-saving station near a local pond.

TAPinto's Kristina Behr has today's Now in New Jersey, Powered by TAPinto, brought to you ...

New Jersey Warns of Price Gouging During Nationwide Baby Formula Shortage

NEWARK, NJ —New Jersey's Acting Attorney General and the Division of Community Affairs (DCA) are warning customers and merchants statewide about price gouging and any fraud dealing with the sale of baby formula in New Jersey.

“The current baby formula shortage may have scammers and unscrupulous vendors coming out of the woodwork to take advantage of parents at a vulnerable ...

Weather Postpones AAPI Montclair Lantern Festival in Edgemont Park

MONTCLAIR, NJ - The Montclair AAPI Lantern Festival scheduled for Friday, May 20 is postponed due to the weather forecast. 

AAPI Montclair has not set up a new date, yet. 

When they do, join AAPI Montclair as Edgemont Park is illuminated with thousands of lanterns to remember those killed and harmed by violence and injustice, including anti-Asian hate. 

AAPI Montclair ...