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Board President Jannah: Montclair Board Selects New Leaders, Teachers of the Year Honored

May 20, 2020

MONTCLAIR, NJ - The Montclair Board of Education has selected a new President. Longtime educator, Latifah Jannah is the new Board president and Priscilla Church is the now the vice president.

During the virtual reorganization meeting of the Montclair Board of Education on Monday, Jannah accepted her new role by thanking former president Eve Robinson for her ...

Murphy Offers Ray of Hope for Those Wanting In-Person School Commencement Ceremonies

TRENTON, NJ - After New Jersey state officials recently told residents that in-person commencement ceremonies were not in the cards due to the coronavirus pandemic, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy offered a ray of hope to those hoping that actual in-person graduation events could happen at some point in the coming summer months.

Near the conclusion of his daily New Jersey ...

Young Montclair Chef to Have Healthy Dish Served to Students Across New Jersey

FAIRFIELD, NJ - An elementary student at Edgemont won a second place prize in Pomptonian Food Service’s 2nd Annual Healthy School Lunch Challenge. Eliza Chiu competed against other New Jersey students as they rolled up their sleeves and brought their A-game.

In honor of National Nutrition Month, each March students are challenged to whip up recipes that include a lean protein; ...

Join MFEE's TikTok Together Compeition to Raise Funds for Emerging Needs in Montclair Public Schools

MONCLAIR, NJ - Join the Montclair Fund for Educational Excellence’s (MFEE’s) TikTok Together Dance Challenge to raise funds for emerging needs in Montclair Public Schools!  MHS Senior Claire Daddabbo created the 29-second dance and performed it with her family to help MFEE raise critical funds. Families, teens, and ANY community member can compete ...

NJ State Police, Dept. of Education Advise School Boards That HS Graduation Ceremonies, Parades Violate 'State at Home' Orders

NEW JERSEY -- While school districts across the state have been planning alternatives to traditional high school graduation ceremonies, any plans that school districts had in the works appear to violate Governor Murphy’s Executive Order No.107, which directs New Jersey residents to stay at home and prohibits public gatherings.

In a letter to school administrators, NJ State Police Colonel ...

Archdiocese of Newark Will Close 10 Catholic Schools

Difficult Decision Will Strengthen Schools, Safeguard Future of Catholic Education; At-Home Learning Continues Through End of School Year 

The Archdiocese of Newark has announced the consolidation of its school community and the closure of nine archdiocesan-operated elementary schools at the end of this school year, the result of archdiocesan strategic planning efforts to ...

Cedar Grove Superintendent of Schools Resigns

CEDAR GROVE, NJ - Cedar Grove Superintendent of Schools Michael Fetherman is leaving the Cedar Grove school district at the end of the academic year.  Fetherman has been with the district since 2009, starting out as Cedar Grove High School principal in 2009 and taking on the role of superintendent in 2013.  He was approved as the new head of the Mountain Lakes School District at a ...

Permanent Montclair Superintendent Announced: Meet Dr. Jonathan C. Ponds

MONTCLAIR, NJ - A new superintendent has been appointed to take the helm of the Montclair School District, officials announced Wednesday. He will officially begin on July 1 and has been awarded a 5-year contract.

By a unanimous decision of the full Montclair Board of Education members, Dr. Jonathan C. Ponds was appointed Superintendent of Schools at its regularly scheduled May 6, 2020 ...

Murphy: Schools to Remain Closed

TRENTON, NJ – New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy announced today that all New Jersey schools would remain closed for the remainder of the school year in an ongoing effort to contain the spread of COVID-19.

"We have a single goal in mind: the safety and well-being of our children, and of our educators, administrators and staff," said Murphy. 

The governor's ...

Montclair NAACP Hosts Mayoral Forum: School Issues Discussed

MONTCLAIR, NJ - The Montclair chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) held a forum on May 1 for the two mayoral candidates in the township’s upcoming municipal election.  The election, scheduled for May 12, is by mail-in ballot only due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and the ongoing lockdown in New Jersey, which also relegated the mayoral ...

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Congratulate Your Graduate with Milestones on TAPinto

May 21, 2020

Graduation season is upon us and that means celebrating your graduate’s accomplishments and honors.  TAPinto Milestones gives you an easy and affordable way to honor your graduate.  You can submit a note of congratulations, highlight achievements and submit photos.  Your Milestone post will be posted on the TAPinto site of your choosing and stay there forever.  ...

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Essex County Reports 398 Positive Coronavirus Cases in Montclair, 42 Deaths as of May 23

May 24, 2020

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — The Essex County Office of Information has issued the following charts delineating coronavirus cases in the county, updating through the morning of Saturday, May 23. This data will not match any other report since cases are continually entering the system and local health departments may reassign place of residence as appropriate during their ...

NJ's Unemployment Rate Soars to Highest On Record

May 24, 2020

TRENTON, NJ – The head of the state's Department of Labor said Thursday that the measures enacted to slow the spread of the coronavirus COVID-19 have resulted in the state’s unemployment numbers soaring to their highest recorded levels.

Robert Asaro-Angelo said that the state’s unemployment rate has hit 15.3% - the highest level since the state first started recording the ...

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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 Blotter: Neo-Nazi Stickers on Park Poles, Cars Rummaged Through, Theft and More

May 20, 2020

MONTCLAIR, NJ - The following blotter was published by the Montclair Police Department on May 19, 2020: 

Thefts
May 14, 2020 (Mission Street): The victim reports that packages containing over
$600 in merchandise were stolen from the front of his residence.

May 15, 2020 (Park Street): Police responded on a report of three motor vehicles
having been rummaged through. Eight dollars ...

IRS.gov helps taxpayers get tax information they need; find tools for filing, paying, checking accounts and answering questions

May 24, 2020

WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service reminds taxpayers today about several online tools available to help them get the tax information they need as the IRS has limited operations due to the coronavirus.  

More taxpayers are using IRS.gov than ever before; as of May 8, the agency’s website had been visited a record 1 billion times, up 141% compared to the same time last ...